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pocketmermaid

Joined May 2016

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YA Librarian. Historian. Feminist. Narcoleptic. Mermaid. Virgo. Hufflepuff. INFJ-A. Ariel is my hero. I believe in 398.2. 2020 Rainbow Book List.
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Hoping to get through this one today and maybe start another! 🤞I am SO BEHIND on my Rainbow List reading. 🌈

Clare-Dragonfly Wow, this sounds great! 4d
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Harbor Me | Jacqueline Woodson
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Relaxing on the couch with my kitty-cat and my audiobook.

hermyknee What a wonderful weekend! 1mo
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Belly Up | Eva Darrows
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About to start this. Love the tag line - “Knocked up, but not knocked down”! 😆

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I‘m having one of those days where I can barely walk. All of my joints are screaming in pain. I‘m hunkered down in bed with my book and a bowl of Lucky Charms. Maybe I‘ll try to move around a little bit later, but this is all I can do right now. 🛌 🥣 📚

Lindy 🌻 2mo
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Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh
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Just hanging out with my giant lobster and reading a good book, like ya do. Totally normal Sunday morning.

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I‘m finally starting this. I should‘ve done it forever ago, because a colleague of mine who works at Penguin wonderful enough to get me a signed ARC of this months ago. But here I am, Thursday night with a bag of popcorn for what is most definitely not a popcorn read. But a girl needs a snack. 🍿

rather_be_reading 👏👏 4d
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Good morning! Going to read a little of this as I try to wake up! 😴 ☕️ 📚

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Squad | Mariah MacCarthy
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Jude is being so cuddly and making it a little hard to read!

Lovesbooks87 Can't wait to hear what you think about this. I was eyeing this book up at B&N the past couple of weeks! 3mo
pocketmermaid @Lovesbooks87 I‘m about 50 pages in and so far I find the writing style a little ... weird. Not bad, just unpolished? Jude finally zonked out, so I can finally get back to reading! 3mo
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Since it‘s National Poetry Month, I want to read a little poetry every day. Well, the month started out on a low point for me because because I found this really meh. Only up from here, I guess.

Weaponxgirl I wasn‘t a fan of this one either, I‘m now kinda wary when I see instagram poet on the blurbs of poetry books. 3mo
Weaponxgirl I think it‘s great that they are getting people interested in poetry though! Just found a lot aren‘t for me. 3mo
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Death Prefers Blondes | Caleb Roehrig
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These are the books I finished over the weekend. I loved “Death Before Blondes” so hard!

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Small Town Hearts | Lillie Vale
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Ooh! Doesn‘t this look like a book you‘d love to devour in a coffee shop? ☕️ 🥧

kspenmoll Yes, especially that dessert!!‘ 3mo
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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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Just in for consideration for the Rainbow List! How gorgeous is this cover??

BethM Oh. My. God. I need this! It sounds soooo good! 3mo
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A friend showed me this Yelp review of a bookstore and I got such a kick out of it that I had to share it with Litsy. Indeed, who reads books?? 🤣

candority Yikes! I feel the need to fill Vaughn L‘s home with books so they can at least ‘appear smart‘ 😂 (edited) 3mo
Hooked_on_books Vaughn L is an idiot 🙄 3mo
taraWritesSci Haha, wow. 3mo
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I saw Glen Hansard do a gig at Strand Bookstore in NYC and he recommended this book. He actually bought two copies to give out to the audience. After the show I chatted with him, and he brought up this book again. He said he wished he could‘ve given a copy to me. I said, it‘s cool, I‘m a librarian, I got this. 😎 I ended up buying it, because when your favorite musician personally recommends you a book, you read it!

RealLifeReading How cool! 3mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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New arrivals! These just in - under consideration for the Rainbow Book List.

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Death Prefers Blondes | Caleb Roehrig
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About to start this one. Under consideration for the Rainbow Book List.

Lovesbooks87 I really enjoyed this book! 3mo
batsy Fun cover! 3mo
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Today I went to the Penguin Young Readers Summer 2019 Librarian & Educator preview showcase to hear about some awesome upcoming titles. Authors Ibi Zoboi And Laura Tucker were there and so the top two books in this pile are signed! 😻 #pyrpreview

kspenmoll Sounds fantastic! 3mo
LiteraryinLititz A new Ibi Zoboi?! Exciting! 3mo
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On a train, listening to a playaway. Basically living the dream.

WhatDeeReads You are definitely living the dream. 3mo
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The Disasters () | M. K. England
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I‘ve got the day off from work and my book peeramid is loaded with post-its and my note-taking pencil. I‘m settled in for a morning of reading and resting. 🦄

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Onward in my audiobook queue. I used to not be able to start a new audiobook the same day I finish one, because I need to time decompress. But that‘s changed over the past few weeks. I‘ve been on an audiobook bender!

LibrarianJen Is this one good on audio? 3mo
pocketmermaid @LibrarianJen So far, so good! 3mo
LibrarianJen Awesome! I‘ll put in on my list for after I get through Song of Achilles and Circe. 3mo
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Ship It | Britta Lundin
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Next up in my audiobook queue! I‘ve been meaning to read this for months.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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This audiobook is so fantastically done! It‘s keeping me occupied this afternoon as I try to stay awake for my sleep study this evening. Can‘t take my meds or have caffeine! The struggle is real! Ping me to keep me awake, please!

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Hullmetal Girls | Emily Skrutskie
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This dedication made me howl with laughter! 😹

Texreader That is rather awesome 4mo
rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 4mo
Liatrek It‘s a good soundtrack ❤️ 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Now I need to look up the soundtrack. 4mo
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Immoral Code | Lillian Clark
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This was a fun, quick-paced heist story with multiple perspectives from a diverse cast of high schoolers. When Bellamy is accepted to MIT, her financial aid must go through her absent father who abandoned her. Problem is, Bell‘s dad is now filthy-stinking-rich, so her student loan request is denied. But her brilliant hacker friend Nari might have the perfect plan to get the funds from him anyway.

wordzie 😎 4mo
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This is so real it hurts. As a quiet kid, I often got this same instruction from teachers. I always felt like something was wrong with me. Because extroverted kids are NEVER told to get out of their comfort zones. We live in an extrovert‘s world, and if that‘s not the way you were built, everyone will make you feel like there‘s something wrong with you.

bookishkris This. SO much this. #introvertsunite 4mo
Weaponxgirl The thing that gets me as an introvert is sometimes I do benefit from being pushed outside my comfort zone but some people push it to try to make you more like an extrovert. I won‘t benefit from someone trying to make me go clubbing but I would probably enjoy something like dance lessons which would still be pushing me out of my comfort zone. Just don‘t try to make people someone they aren‘t please! 4mo
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I‘m listening to this via hoopla (and it expires tomorrow - yikes!) I‘m enjoying it so much, even as it breaks my heart.

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Good morning!

raeintheworld Yes! I love Goldie Vance! 4mo
pocketmermaid @raeintheworld She‘s the best. I love this series so much! 4mo
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Aquicorn Cove | Katie O'Neill
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The art in this book is so wonderful, it fills my heart with joy. 🧡

wordzie 🙌 joy 4mo
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Showing off my new pin! I read this back in ARC format (and it was GORGEOUS), but I love it so much that I had to pick up the B&N special edition! This pin is from Etsy - the shop is https://etsy.me/2mHPIry

DivineDiana Signed copy!!! 4mo
pocketmermaid @DivineDiana Irresistible! 4mo
wordzie 😎 4mo
Weaponxgirl That pin I‘d gorgeous! 4mo
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The Afterward | E. K. Johnston
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This just showed up on my desk this morning! I‘ve been so excited for this!

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I‘ve become Buzzfeed famous! A friend of mine alerted me that they‘ve captured one of my tweets in this list! I‘m #19. https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferabidor/27-tweets-about-books-only-90s-and-00s-g...

MeganAnn Fun! Also, I would buy that book too! 😆 Claudia was my favorite. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly OMG. I made a BSC joke at work yesterday and my teammate (3 years younger than me) got it but my coworkers (15-20 years older than me) were so confused 😂 4mo
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Ramona Blue | Julie Murphy
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I‘m home early from work today because of snow. ❄️ And I am grateful for the extra time, because I have to read this book for a committee ... before Friday! 😮

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Marvel Powers of a Girl | Lorraine Cink
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Squirrel Girl proclaims that this book is awesome! Squirrel 🐿 ❤️ 📚

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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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I can not contain how thrilled I am to see narcolepsy representation in YA! I‘m only a few chapters in, but this fun romantic mystery is about way more than narrator Birdie‘s possible sleep disorder - which is all the more exciting! As a person with narcolepsy, it is so exciting for me to see this portrayal. This book is out April 16th - go get it!

DarcysMom Your description intrigued me - I just requested it on Netgalley. 😁 4mo
DarcysMom I am on chapter 4 - it is great! 4mo
pocketmermaid @DarcysMom Yay! I finished it two days ago. I‘m still processing. I need to write a review and blast it all over my social media. 4mo
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On a Sunbeam | Tillie Walden
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Finally about to start this. And I‘m going to use my new bookmark! At my library‘s Lunar New Year celebration last week, there was a Chinese calligraphy workshop. My boss had this made for me - my name in Chinese! 🧧

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Seafire | Natalie C. Parker
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I‘m home on this snow day with my wife and cats and we‘re all enjoying some reading time together. Wife is finally reading “Seafire” even though I told her how good it was MONTHS ago. 🌊🔥

Dragon 😻 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon So cute. 😻 4mo
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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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You can‘t read all day if you don‘t start in the morning! Work called a snow day, so I‘m going to hit the books! Let‘s see how many of these I can get through. *rolls up sleeves* *unfurls blanket*

pocketmermaid Note: the highlighters aren‘t for my books, they‘re for marking up my list of books (not shown.) Since they‘re all library books, I didn‘t want to scare anyone! 👻 4mo
Lovesbooks87 There are some pretty amazing books in those stacks! Enjoy! 4mo
pocketmermaid @Lovesbooks87 Most of them are for committee work (the stack on the right - all but the top and bottom books), and I‘m excited to get to read them! 4mo
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Lindy On a Sunbeam! 🎉😁 4mo
pocketmermaid @Lindy I should read and return that soon - I‘ve had it out a while! Oops. 🤫 4mo
Lindy @pocketmermaid Pull your blanket around you and open On a Sunbeam. The world outside will disappear. 4mo
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Okay, so I‘m starting this. I‘ve resisted reading this for a while, as I‘m not a John Green fan, but now I have to read it for a committee. 🤷‍♀️

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego What are those lil audio books called? I want to look them up. 4mo
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Piecing Me Together | Renée Watson
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This book is so amazing. White people need to read this. Jade, a black teen girl, has a lot to tell you about her life and we all need to hear it.

kspenmoll A student of mine is reading this & excited about it. Told him I would read it too. 4mo
pocketmermaid @kspenmoll I just finished it a little while ago. It‘s so good. I don‘t have the words. 4mo
kspenmoll @pocketmermaid Thanks for your encouragement! 4mo
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These are the gifts I got for my niece for her third birthday. Working on indoctrinating her into the geek kingdom! 🤓

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Sunday afternoon got me like.

MarriedtoMrT Yes! 4mo
TheLibrarian Looks like a pretty good Sunday afternoon! 4mo
pocketmermaid @MarriedtoMrT @TheLibrarian I have to get up soon to go to a family thing and I don‘t wanna! 4mo
readordierachel Living the dream! 4mo
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Sanity & Tallulah | Molly Brooks
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THIS WAS TOO ADORABLE

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What the Night Sings | Vesper Stamper
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About to start this, and - yikes! - this book is heavy! I‘m going to have big muscles by the time I‘m done with it. 💪

KathyWheeler Lovely title and cover. 4mo
pocketmermaid @KathyWheeler I‘m about halfway through it now. The writing is gorgeous. 4mo
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I couldn‘t find the exact book in the database for this one. ANYWAY. I‘m glad new “Buffy” stuff is coming out, but I‘m not really getting the vibe from this one. But my library tweens who love graphic novels will eat this one up.

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This is a wonderfully-researched and amazingly told piece of non-fiction. For YA audiences, this is a gripping recount of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s initial brush with death, his senseless assassination, and details about his ruthless killer and how he pulled off the crime. While giving page time to describe King‘s killer, the book doesn‘t take the spotlight away from the remarkable man that King was. I am really enjoying the audio!

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It Looks Like This | Rafi Mittlefehldt
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This is a test for Litsy! I will update the blurb later. Hi!! Update: I needed to take a screen recording for an error I‘m having on Litsy. Anyway, this is another book that a trans library teen recommended that I haven‘t had time to read yet! So many books, so little time.

sprainedbrain Hi! 👋🏻 😃 4mo
pocketmermaid @sprainedbrain Hi! Maybe I will just leave the blurb as is! 😂 4mo
JennyM Hi 👋 4mo
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The Art of Being Normal | Lisa Williamson
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One of my library teens recommended this book to me. I didn‘t get a chance to read it and had to return it to the library. So I‘m posting it here to remember to come back to it!

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A classic of our times.

readordierachel Love it! 4mo
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Disasters | M K England
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Littens, I‘m going to make a solemn vow right here in front of you all. This book arrived today and I‘ve decided it‘s my last YA book purchase of the year. I am not allowing myself to buy more. I‘m on a committee this year and will be getting lots of book mail from publishers - I have no need for buying books, and I must focus on my committee work! So please help keep me accountable, friends!

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I‘ve been doing morning pages for a long time now, but there‘s nothing that stumps me as much as choosing a new notebook after the high of completing the previous one! I‘ve narrowed it dow to these five this morning. If I don‘t pick one soon, I‘ll have run out of time for writing! ✍️ 🤣 📒

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💞💞 4mo
WhatDeeReads Been there! 4mo
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