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Joined May 2016

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The Dark Dark: Stories by Samantha Hunt
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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Her Every Fear: A Novel by Peter Swanson
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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
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I usually try to read something geographically relevant on road trips. I read this one on a trip between Phoenix and SanDiego. It's so hard to imagine crossing this terrain with nothing. This book should be required reading for Americans.

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Here, humans had to remember that the universe was far wider than their little nest of stars--that, in the universe at large, silence was always more than the noisiest shout of life.

bnp I love Cherryh & this series. 2y
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This gorgeous woman is Elon Musk's mother. Apparently she's a well known model, and is in a Beyoncé video. Everyone in the Musk family is fascinating and larger than life.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Anyone with a kindle with ads is probably familiar with this. There are a bunch of these books, ranging from we have lost the president to we have lost the coffee. WTH? Do you think anyone actually buys these books? Someone is spending a lot of money on ads.

Leniverse 😂 Actually, that book looks a lot more appealing than the ones that normally show up in my kindle! 2y
tif They sure lose a lot of things. Maybe they should get some help for that. 2y
idrinkandiknowthings Every time I open my Kindle I get one of those! 2y
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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Marie Mailhot

I really hope this audiobook lives up to the praise Sherman Alexie heaps on it in the introduction. That was intense! And yes, he did just say she puts the original back in aboriginal😀

bnp Hope you like it. It was also a most anticipated book on the reading women podcast. 2y
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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This is a quote from author Jeff Vandermeer about the movie Annihilation. I'm one of the people who who kept saying "that's not in the book!" The move is barely recognizable to those who loved the book. And while the movie made me jump a few times, it didn't give me goosebumps like the book. Once again, the book wins.

she_barks Oh whoops, the quote didn't crop right. Let. E see if I can fix it. 2y
she_barks Fixed - hopefully that's readable now. 2y
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I've been waiting for this movie since I first read Annihilation two years ago! I decided to refresh my memory with the audiobok before seeing it this weekend. Cannot wait.

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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I AskJeevesed you 🤣

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Grist Mill Road | Christopher J. Yates
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I frankly didn't like anything about this book. Slow, boring, underdeveloped and stereotyped characters, irritating dialogue. Oh, and the main female character had a lot of potential, but in the end was pretty pale and weak and kept getting rescued. Blech.

Kleonard Thank you for saving me! 2y
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Does anyone living in the dorms NOT eat ramen in their room 3 times a day? 🤣

minkyb 😂 2y
Zelma I used to splurge on Mac and cheese once in awhile. 😆 2y
readinginthedark ✋🏻I didn‘t have a bowl in my dorm room, and the little cups cost more! 😆 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Starting one more book in 2017.

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The Dark Dark: Stories | Samantha Hunt

It's been awhile since I've picked up a set of short stories. The first story in this collection is so good and chilling. I'm listening to it and love the narrator's voice.

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Top pick! My friends and family would probably say I've been obsessed with Cuba ever since the Kennedy assassination papers were released. This book was everything I hoped it would be and much more. The mob in Cuba did everything from setting up an orgy for Senator John Kennedy to smuggling guns to Castro's men in the mountains to hedge their bets.I listened to this one, and recommend it to anyone who geeks out on this kind of stuff.

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This was so beautiful and tragic and heart-stopping. This author has the unique ability to tell a story of unspeakable horror with beauty, innocence, and strength.

irre I loved it too! 2y
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merelybookish This book! 😩 2y
Spiderfelt Loved it too @merelybookish. Great quote. That sentiment says it all. 2y
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Ahhh, this writer.

tammysue Loved this book! :) 2y
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There's no way in HELL I would use that bathroom!

BookInMyHands Not in a million years! 2y
mjdowens That is what diapers are for and I would not be ashamed to wear one!! 2y
she_barks @mjdowens 😭😂🤣 2y
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What You Don't Know | Joann Chaney
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I haven't been on Litsy for awhile! What's everyone reading right now? I started this one last night and am finishing up Where the Water Goes.

Pelican71 Last night I finished 2y
Vinjii Trying to finish 2y
BeckyLeJ I haven't completely decided. It'll either be Jo Nesbo's Snowman, Meg Gardiner's Unsub, or Sue Grafton's Y. (Leaning towards the latter.) 2y
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vivastory I just finished "Everything is Illuminated" last night. Not sure what is next 2y
Bibliogeekery I just finished Swing Time 2y
minkyb House of Spies by Daniel Silva. 2y
she_barks I haven't read any of these! 2y
Kleonard Just finished Unsub as well! 2y
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Woohoo - round 2 on this one. This time I'm listening to the audio. Now I just need an excuse to go on a road trip.

BestOfFates I had that on audio & didn't listen in time & I'm feeling all the envy as other ppl keep getting it! 3y
[DELETED] 3144876009 I LOVED it in audio 3y
Megabooks Audio was so good, I bought it! 3y
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Caught | Harlan Coben
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This was my first time reading Harlan Coben. I enjoyed it - colorful characters, a good twisty plot, and a terrific audio narrator.

Cinfhen Harlan Coben is my #braincandy 💚🍬🍭💙 3y
melbeautyandbooks I like his stuff. @Cinfhen- braincandy- I like it! 3y
Cinfhen Can't take credit for that hashtag, but it's really perfect way to describe Coben 😍 @melbeautyandbooks (edited) 3y
Kleonard About 20 years ago, my brother-in-law, who is also from NJ, gave me his first Myron Bolitar mystery and I've loved Coben's books ever since. I believe Winn made a cameo in this novel? 3y
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If you haven't read Sleeping Giants yet, clear your schedule and read it; and then clear it some more and read this one. It!s so so good!

Jess I just finished the audiobook today. Super! 3y
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I'm sorry the apocalypse wasn't convenient for you. Now go to bed.

jpmcwisemorgan ❤️ 3y
Laura317 😂😂😂 3y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel

I'm re-reading this to get ready for Waking Gods on April 4. It's even better the second time around!

NCNY I'm doing the same thing! 3y
NerdyRev Waking Gods is just as good. The wait will be worth it. 3y
BibliophileMomma I already ordered Waking Gods. 3y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I finished this book on a trip to Legoland, so here's the Lego Lincoln Memorial to go with it. What a strange and wonderful book!

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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Why I'm struggling with this book. Can we ever just get to the point without a page full of words? I'm not even sure what the point is here. #TOB2017

Grimlock Ugh. This author. Every1 tells me to read 3y
Grimlock Read C&K for comic book stuff. Except it has nothing I love about comics in it. 3y
she_barks @Grimlock I had a hard time with that one too. I just don't like his style, apparently. 3y
Grimlock I was so turned off by C&K, I haven't bothered picking up anything else by him. Flarking C&K. So much wanting to throw it across a room... (edited) 3y
AceOnRoam I ditched it too! 3y
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High Dive: A novel | Jonathan Lee
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I was really looking forward to this one, but it was excruciatingly detailed and dreary. It felt like the author was more interested in setting a scene than telling a story. If I can fall asleep when a bomb's going off (in the book!), that's a pretty good sign I'm bored. #TOB2017

Megabooks It's a hard one. 3y
outis I didn't love this one either 3y
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Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
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Trying hard to read 150 pages of this before it expires tonight. Since it took me 3 weeks to get this far, it's basically impossible, but still worth trying.

TrishTheBibliophile Can I ask what kind of soup that is? Is it pho? It looks absolutely delish! (edited) 3y
heikemarie Love going to my phô place and reading a book ❤ 3y
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Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
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mcipher Sometimes, yes.... I want to be better me! #honesty 3y
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This is book #9 for me from the #TOB2017 short list. This appealed to the side of me that likes heady, intellectual novels, and to the other side of me that loves a good creepy thriller.

Suet624 I'm reading it now and it's number 9 for me as well. Coincidence? I think not. 😎 3y
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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I loved parts of this book and the overall story. I also found myself sometimes bored, sometimes confused, but never bad enough to make me stop reading. I posted the author's photo here because her joy in writing this book is evident and contagious. #TOB2017 TOB17

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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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"This was supposed to be the geek party to end all geek parties."

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Black Wave | Michelle Tea
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#bookmail #tob2017 #tob17 I bought this from Powell's since they sponsor the fantastic Tournament of Books. I already had the mug, but it made a good book mail prop 😜

UnidragonFrag Tournament of books?? 3y
merelybookish Reading this right now! 3y
outis Just read it yesterday! 3y
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UnidragonFrag @Mindyrecycles 😱 sounds cool! Thanks for the link! 3y
she_barks @UnidragonFrag this is my 4th year playing along. There are always books I don't like, but every year I find at least one to fall in love with. I don't think I've ever read all 16, but you don't have to to get something out of it. 3y
UnidragonFrag Well, I read way more than 16 a year so maybe I'll follow along. I've read a few on the list already. So! 3y
she_barks @UnidragonFrag which have you read so far? I see from your feed that you read Annihilation or are going to. I discovered that one in the TOB 2 years ago, and it's one of my all time favorites. The author was a judge last year. 3y
outis @she_barks Annihilation is also one of my favorite ToB finds! 3y
UnidragonFrag Oops.. take that back. Just one, though almost all the rest are on my TBR list. All The Birds in the Sky was pretty good. Weird, but good. Yeah! I'm trying to read Annihilation right now. It's a little dry for me, but I'm intrigued. 3y
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders

You're already a nerd, honey. You don't want to be a nerd with no dating skills.

she_barks That's cold, mom. That's cold. 😆 3y
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This cover gave me a good laugh. I can only imagine what Henry James must have thought of it. At the bottom right, it says "the story that baffles every reader." That part, at least, is true. I'm glad I've finally read it, but the goodreads summary probably would have been good enough.

DGRachel 😳 this is one of my favorite stories, but that cover! I don't even know what to say. 😳 3y
she_barks @DGRachel not exactly how I imagined these characters 😂😂😂 3y
Well-ReadNeck 😂😂😂😂 3y
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Melwilk That cover is awesome! 3y
Libby1 Strange. I didn't know Marilyn Monroe was in that story. 🙂 3y
she_barks @Libby1 😆😆😆 3y
Kleonard 😂, @she_barks --My copy from college looks nothing like that one! 3y
she_barks @kleonard 😂😂😂 3y
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Mister Monkey: A Novel | Francine Prose
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I spoke to soon when I said I was going to love this book. At least now I have something to root against in the #TOB2017 #TOB17

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I loved this creepy little story! I listened to the audio, and am trying to remember the classic horror novels that were mentioned. Of course there was The Haunting of Hill House. Then there was The Turn of the Screw and The Woman in White. Were there others? Anyone know the author of The Woman in White? Several different books come up whenI google it.

gatogirl5 I believe The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins 3y
she_barks Thanks @gatogirl5 , that's got to be it. 3y
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The Sleepwalker: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Pick! Pick! Pick! Great fast-paced story with plenty of suspense and intrigue. So far I'm having really good luck with my 2017 book choices 👍

Suzze I loved this. But I love all his books. 3y
jessicarenee I just started this yesterday 😁👍 3y
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10,000 Dresses | Marcus Ewert
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Yay! I love you guys!!!

Bookworm83 Yay!! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 3y
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One more picture from this book. MLK writing his letter from the Birmingham Jail.

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I've shared this book before, but it!s a good day to share it again. It covers MLK's childhood, the bus protests after Rosa Parks, MLK in jail, Selma and more. This page introduces the Children's March. Meltzer thanks Rep John Lewis for reviewing early drafts. Children and adults will learn from this book.

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Did I just read my favorite book of 2017? I loved this book so much I'm tempted to start over and do it again. A gorgeous literary fiction debut.

BookHermit Rearranging my TBR again {grumbles} 😉 3y
outis So far this year I have successfully put this book down twice before getting to checkout. Not sure I'll be able to demonstrate such self restraint the third time around if I keep seeing reviews like this.... 3y
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irre Reading it right now. It's a slow, gorgeous read! 3y
Brenda I'm excited to get to this one! 3y
jessdean Wow! I do keep hearing great things about it:) 3y
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Mister Monkey: A Novel | Francine Prose
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Oh, I think I'm going to like this one. #TOB17 #TOB2017

katedensen Love Francine Prose!! I think she is highly underrated. 3y
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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I need to talk!!!!

TheBookStacker I just ordered it on Amazon because it's too gorgeous a cover to have on kindle 3y
she_barks My son made this meme for me, but it's totally true. 3y
drokka All. The. Time. 3y
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she_barks @TheBookStacker oh really? I'm listening to it so I didn't pay attention to the cover. I'll look for it. So far this so good! 3y
josie281 Listening to it now! 3y
BookBabe I've been there. I'm thinking about reading it, everyone's said it's amazing...I just hope it's not too disturbing. 3y
BookBabe @TheBookStacker I literally just had the same thought, as I looked at it on Amazon, and then I saw your comment! 😂👌🏻 3y
she_barks @BookBabe I'm only about 25% in. It definitely has the potential to get pretty disturbing, but it also might not. So far the way the story is unfolding in bits and pieces is really tantalizing and very well done, we'll see how it goes! 3y
she_barks @josie281 oh good, I'm in good company then. The narrator seems so familiar, but I Can't place her. 3y
BookBabe 😊👍🏻 3y
Well-ReadNeck My library hold is in transit. Should be getting it soon!! 3y
lauralovesbooks1 It's next up after I finish the new Bohjalian. 3y
she_barks @lauralovesbooks1 I didn't realize that one was out yet. Looking forward to reading it too! 3y
Bookartbookmarks 👏👏👏👏👏 3y
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The Spy: A novel | Paulo Coelho
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This slim novel gives us a taste of the story of Mata Hari in two view points: her own and then the lawyer that failed to defend her from the firing squad. It's a fascinating tale, and I was left wanting to know more.

mrsh62010 This picture is so beautiful I'm hypnotized. 3y
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman

I just read through The Millions Most Anticipated Novels of 2017, and this was on it! I love Elif Batuman and her sense of humor. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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Each Vagabond by Name | Margo Littell

Trying to make a small dent in the Tournament of Books long list while I wait impatiently for the final 16. #TOB2017 #TOB17

Suet624 Do you know when the Final 16 is announced? 3y
she_barks @Suet624 I don't, but I'm in the TOB Goodreads group, and keep hearing mid-January. It shouldn't be too far away. Maybe someone who knows will see this and post a better date. 3y
PlannerGirlBookClub They don't announce the date beforehand usually. It is usually in the first half of January though. @Suet624 @she_barks 3y
Kleonard Do you recommend this one? 3y
she_barks @kleonard hopefully I'll be able to tell you by the end of the weekend 😘. I'm only about 1/4 through it right now. 3y
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I'm having bad luck with my book loans lately. I curled up on the couch to finish this one, only to discover it just expired. I don't have strong feelings about it one way or the other, so I may of may not try to get it again some day.

DGRachel 😢 I'm not sure which makes me the most sad - that the loan expires before you were done, or that you weren't enjoying the book enough to care too much. I hope your next read makes you happy. 3y
Foxyfictionista I go through periods where I keep dnf-ing books because I can't find something I like. Let it go and pick up the next one. Eventually you'll get to something amazing. 3y
Notafraidofwords @Foxyfictionista that happens to me too! 3y
Lchnessmnstr Don't worry, it was a huge let down! 3y
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The Swans of Fifth Avenue | Melanie Benjamin
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I forgot to post that I really loved this book! Looking forward to seeing more reviews.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

My library hold finally came in! And then I forgot to download it.😳 Back to the back of the line for me.

OrangeMooseReads Oh no 🤦‍♂️😔 3y
TheBookAddict 😔 so sorry to hear that. Hopefully the wait time isn't too long. 3y
JackieSmith Noooooooo!!! 3y
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Smrloomis 😣 oh no! 3y
EvieBee No! 3y
Eyelit Oh no! 3y
merelybookish I've done that. :/ 3y
Lola Ugh!!!! This happens to me when I wait until the 11th hour to check out a book so I'll have it longer 🙄I feel your pain 😬 3y
AudreyMorris Ugh!! 3y
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Maybe you need to ask Santa for it. 🎅🏻📕 3y
Suet624 That's so disappointing! 3y
BethFishReads 🙁😭 3y
Cortg That stinks! 3y
Aseleener That happened to me in June. Still waiting. 😢 3y
RanaElizabeth Oh no! I had to redo my settings on Overdrive and check "automatically checkout" because I kept forgetting too. 3y
bookwrm526 Oh that's the WORST! 3y
minkyb I hate that! 3y
she_barks @Aseleener wow! That's a long wait! 3y
Kleonard Nooooo! I have a copy. 3y
she_barks @kleonard I'm trying to get the audiobook! I cannot believe I forgot. When I got the email It wanted my library card which I didn't have with me. Then I forgot I didn't actually download it so when I went to start it, I couldn't believe it wasn't there. 3y
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Ada Twist, Scientist | Andrea Beaty
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Can't wait to give this to my daughter for Christmas!

bookwrm526 I got this for the daughter of one of my best friends. She's four and a half, and I'm terrible at picking age appropriate books, but I figure her parents can read it to her!!! I couldn't resist. 3y
OhNoMersault Damnit! I just tried to buy this for my 4 year-old yesterday but she stammered that it wasn't Batman or "Scoopy" Doo and then we left empty handed. I hope you have more success. 3y
she_barks @bookwrm526 that's awesome; it looked really cute and I think a 4 year old would like it. 3y
she_barks @OhNoMersault my daughter's 8 and she wants to be a scientist so I think it'll be good. But Ive bought plenty of books for my kids that they had no interest in at all 😀. 3y
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