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Joined March 2016

because reading begins when you're young.
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Ford, Arthur, Zaphod, and Trillian are back for more universal wackiness. They are avoiding capture and death. Zaphod has a mission but he can‘t remember what it is. Just a fun romp through the galaxy. Although I was disappointed that Trillian didn‘t have anything to do. She was so resourceful in the first book.

Libby1 I had the same thoughts about Trillian in this one! 5mo
youngreadrshelf @Libby1 i hope she‘s got a bigger part in the next one! 5mo
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The Grave Maurice | Martha Grimes
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Richard Jury is in hospital recovering from three bullet wounds from his last case when Melrose Plant overhears a conversation in the bar (The Grave Maurice) across from the hospital about Jury's doctor. It seems the doctor's 15-year-old daughter, Nell, went missing two years earlier along with one of the family's thoroughbred horses.
Jury sends Plant out to the Ryder farm pretending to be interested in horses and investigate. Good mystery.

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Reading this one to see whether it‘s good for my classroom. #teachersoflitsy

Shae_Purcell Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this one! 5mo
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Devices and Desires | P. D. James
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Adam Dalgliesh is cleaning out his aunt's house which she left to him. There is a serial murderer operating there, The Whistler. Just as the authorities find the body of the Whistler, another woman is found, Hilary Robarts who works at the nuclear power station. She appears to be his final victim. But her death comes after the Whistler's suicide and while many of the signs were right, the details were incorrect. So Dalgliesh lends a hand.

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Lily, her mom, and sister, Sam, move in with her sick grandmother (halmoni). One their way into town they are met (although only Lily can see her) by one of the magical tigers from her Korean grandmother's stories. The tiger claims Halmoni stole something from her and if Lily returns it, her halmoni will get better.

The real life matches nicely with the mystical.

TieDyeDude I just read the tagged children's book, which sounds very similar 6mo
youngreadrshelf @TieDyeDude sounds interesting. Was it a picture book? 6mo
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Avenue of Mysteries | John Irving
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Good story. Always like Irving's characters. It really kept me reading about this writer remembering his childhood as a dump kid and how he escaped, but I expected more from the ending. So just a so-so.

Ruthiella I‘ve not read any Irving published after 1998. I really need to try his “newer” work and see if the thrill is still there! 6mo
youngreadrshelf @Ruthiella I keep bouncing around. I loved A Prayer for Owen Meany and The World According to Garp. I do like his way with more unique people in life. 6mo
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Naples! #1 | Giada De Laurentiis
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Reading this to see if it will be a good read aloud. Could be fun because there are recipes in the back!

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More than anyone needs to know about the alcohol we drink, but a lot of fun with a ton of great recipes. Love Stewart‘s voice. I plan on referring to this book when I plant my garden next year so I have good mixers. 😜

SamAnne I've been meaning to pick this up. I've had some fun making my own bitters. And last week I brought in 25 pounds from my rhubarb patch to our local small craft bitters maker to trade (mostly I just wanted my rhubarb to go to a good use before the heat takes it out) for some rhubarb bitters and spicy curry bitters (the latter are great in an old fashioned)! 6mo
youngreadrshelf @SamAnne sounds like a good way to have your harvest go@to good use. I planted for fun salads this summer, but nothing ripe at the same time. Anyway, you should read this because it has some fun recipes! 6mo
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A Taste For Death | P. D. James
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Always enjoy looking over Adam Dalgliesh‘s shoulder as he investigates. His calmness and empathy make a wonderful contrast to whatever evil he‘s investigating.

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The Dark Game | Jonathan Janz
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A YA non-fiction about spies. Told how some of the original spy networks were set up in the American Revolution through the modern day computer and electronic surveillance. Early chapters were much more fun when it involved us versus them, but it was not as fun as when our people were spying on ourselves. Liked the chapter that gave us some of the women who worked as spies also and the people who worked as code breakers.

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Stevie Bell is home for the summer after solving the Ellingham Murders. She's working at a deli and missing her friends and boyfriend when an email comes to invite her to a camp where 4 infamous murders occurred in the '70s. She can bring her friends. Good story but reader couldn't solve this one, but only suspect who did it because reader didn't have access to some of the info Stevie had.

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Starting this one. I always enjoy a trip to Night Vale.

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Jane Hawk is investigating her husband's suicide. She begins to research. She gets threatened so she sells the house, takes leave from the FBI, and begins hunting. Good story. Reminds me a bit of the Chris Snow series (which Koontz has yet to finish). Grrrr.

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Stockbridge Booksellers | Stockbridge, MA (Bookstore)
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Been seeing this all over Instagram.

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The Grave Maurice | Martha Grimes
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It has finally stopped raining.

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The Grave Maurice | Martha Grimes
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Yes. Heading back to England tonight.

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Devices and Desires | P. D. James
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There is something very calming about Adam Dalgliesh.

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Tilly and Oskar are off on another adventure in the book world. It was Good until the ending. I like the way they incorporate fairy tales and plot holes. Didn't like the ending. Was rather a let down after first book.

GondorGirl This makes me sad, because the first book was REALLY good. 6mo
youngreadrshelf @GondorGirl I know. It was moving along really well but the end was a letdown. I think it‘s really leading into the third book which I will read to see if some of my hunches are correct. 6mo
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Rosie Revere, Engineer | Andrea Beaty
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Rosie wanted to be a great engineer when someone laughed at one of her inventions. She then hides her tinkering away. She gets brave and tries to make something else for her aunt. She fails but her aunt convinces her to try again.

Delightful. Told in sing song rhymes with fun pictures. Echoes of Rosie the Riveter down to her kerchief.

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No Fixed Address | Susin Nielsen
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Starting this for the #MGBuddyRead.

Peddler410 This one‘s been on my TBR for a long time. 6mo
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A look at where our food comes from. The industrial feedlot, the small local farm, hunting and gathering. Just reinforces that you should buy from the little guy because it's more sustainable. Whole section on corn and our dependence on it and how it‘s not natural. Very good reader -- MacLeod Andrews.

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Ghosts of Old Berkshire | Willard Douglas Coxey
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A collection of stories set in the Berkshires -- very few seem to be ghost stories. Many about Native Americans spoken of as "savages." Some are morality tales. You can almost hear someone sitting around the fire at night telling one of these meandering stories.

Good for sense of time and early America.

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The bible for aging and your body with a sarcastic take on the male patriarchy.

Very helpful and informative. Would recommend this for any woman in her late 30s so she would know what to expect.

Megabooks Agree! I‘m 41 and have started pre-menopause, and I‘m so glad I read this! 6mo
youngreadrshelf @Megabooks I know. I think gynos should recommend this to everyone! 6mo
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Well, like the title says the history of women-led slave revolts. It's Rebecca Hall's journey to find out more information for her dissertation. Her feelings of being buried as a black woman and their journey and how all are overlooked. How her research would wring her out and her struggle to find and untangle the information.

Loved it as a graphic novel and that the author was a character.

BookishMarginalia This is on a pile next to my bed, so hopefully will be read soonish 🤓 6mo
youngreadrshelf @BookishMarginalia you should. It‘s a quick read and soooo good. 6mo
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 6mo
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Listening this while I try a new knitting project. #newbery

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Avenue of Mysteries | John Irving
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Reading on a sunny afternoon. 🎶

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The story of Russian composer, Shostakovich, and interwoven with WWII and the siege of Leningrad. Really well-told YA story. Trigger warnings for cannibalism and eating pets.

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The Drunken Botanist | Amy Stewart
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Afternoon reading.

Kdgordon88 Sounds fun! 6mo
youngreadrshelf @Kdgordon88 and it has drink recipes to try!! 6mo
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youngreadrshelf @WanderingBookaneer this is my first by her but I really like her voice so far. 6mo
youngreadrshelf @WanderingBookaneer thanks. I‘ll check it out! 6mo
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Later | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Jamie can see and talk to ghosts which has both helped and hurt him in his life. This was okay and kept me interested but felt like it is opener for a series.

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A Taste For Death | P. D. James
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Rainy day reading. (Don‘t you just hate when stickers don‘t come off of books! 🤬)

DivineDiana I do! 6mo
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Story of young college kid who breaks into the Tring Natural History Museum to steal a bunch (flock) of rare bird skins (299). He was into the art of Victorian fly tying and the author‘s obsession of what happened to all the birds.

Interesting. Good story, great narrator. (MacLeod Andrews)

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Premeditated Myrtle | Elizabeth C. Bunce
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This was fun. Think Nancy Drew in Victorian times.

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Story of a carved doll and her travels around the world. Newbery award winner that probably wasn't very popular. Strike one -- about a doll. Strike two -- not very exciting or if it seemed like it was getting there, that part was glossed over. Strike three -- not very PC with characterization.

Tamra Such an attractive cover though! 6mo
Lcsmcat It was like the American Girls doll of its day. My mom (born in the 1930s) had the book and the doll. 6mo
youngreadrshelf @Lcsmcat I get it. Probably not a lot of books out for kids then either. It just doesn‘t seem to have staying power. 6mo
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youngreadrshelf @Tamra cover better than the story. But you get that sometimes. 😉 6mo
Lcsmcat @youngreadrshelf Right. I don‘t think the American Girls doll stories will either. It‘s kind of a gimmick. 6mo
youngreadrshelf @Lcsmcat definitely right about that. Those just languish on my classroom library shelves after they were donated. 6mo
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Airplane reading.

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My afternoon reading spot.

DivineDiana Lovely! 6mo
IuliaC Wonderful! 6mo
kspenmoll Beautiful!! 6mo
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Can you tell my friend likes books? 😜

Tamra How sweet! 7mo
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This was a wonderful story of a girl learning how to deal with her problems with the help of her family, friends, and professionals, but most of all through the stories of her grandparents. Considering reading this to my middle grade class, but there are thoughts of suicide so have to see.

EvieBee I‘ve been wondering about ☝🏼. Great review! Will definitely see if available at library. 7mo
youngreadrshelf @EvieBee thank you. It‘s a really good read. My only hesitation about reading it to my class (4th thru 6th graders) is suicide issue. 7mo
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Rosie Revere, Engineer | Andrea Beaty
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The second stop in our #librotravels was the Book Haven in Salina, CO. Cute store with a mix of new and used.

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The Mirror Crack'd | Agatha Christie
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Visited a cute, well-stocked little bookstore in Buena Vista, CO. Two buildings with a labyrinth between the two. Here, here for #librotravels

DivineDiana I do love a labyrinth! ❤️ 7mo
youngreadrshelf @DivineDiana it was a very cool surprise. 😃 7mo
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Feathers | Jacqueline Woodson
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More from librotraveling. We hit Capitol Hill Books in Denver. Awesome used bookstore!

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My book haul while librotraveling with friends in Denver. The Tattered Cover is a very cool place.

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There is a library that through alchemy can distribute any copy of any book anywhere (like using a tablet or kindle, but with paper). Anyone can read and learn but no one can own books. Jess Brightwell‘s family are black market booksellers, but he‘s been accepted into the library's service. He goes off to Alexandria to learn and finds a whole lot more than he expected. Book was Harry Potteresque with a touch of magical Dickens.

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What the Road Said | Cleo Wade
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Ask the road which way to go and it reveals that it is all up to you. The road encourages us no matter what we choose, and we learn any direction we choose is the right choice for us to learn.
Good for read aloud and discussion with middle grade students.

Tamra What a terrific message! 7mo
youngreadrshelf @Tamra I know. I can hardly wait to share it with my students. 7mo
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Listening to this as I do some work. The things I didn‘t know about our food system!?!

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The Lost Words: A Spell Book | Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
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Absolutely gorgeous book! Love the pages where you had to puzzle out the animals and then it leads to poetry and back to beautiful images.

Soubhiville Wow that‘s pretty! I‘d love to see an image or two from the inside if you wanted to post some. 7mo
youngreadrshelf @Soubhiville I will. When I get it back from my daughter. It was so gorgeous I had to share it. 7mo
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It‘s a little hot to do much more than read books and drink a summer beer.

EvieBee Oh yeah! And this is a great read! 7mo
youngreadrshelf @EvieBee I know. I kept putting it off because I had some hesitation about reading a war book. Anderson does a good job making it relatable. 7mo
EvieBee @youngreadrshelf I so agree, and I think it‘s perfect as a young person book. Not too much, but just enough. 7mo
youngreadrshelf @EvieBee yes. I think at least middle school and up though. Some of the cannibal moments are difficult. 7mo
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Ophie's Ghosts | Justina Ireland
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Ophie can see and talk to ghosts. She finds this out when her dad‘s ghost comes to warn her and her mom to get out before a mob comes for them. They go north. She and mom work at an estate where there are many ghosts and a mystery. One that she will need to use this ability. This was a lot of fun but also showed the reality of being black in 1922.

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A Taste For Death | P. D. James
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Went for a hike and then convinced my hiking buddies to stop at this cute used bookstore, Braveheart Books. I could‘ve spent my time exploring but lunch was calling…

Tamra Fun day! 7mo
youngreadrshelf @Tamra yes, it‘s been. Got to read this afternoon. Enjoying the breeze before the storm. 7mo
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Fun take on the fairy tale world visits our world. This is not the cute fairy tales of Disney but the old-school, very Grimm brothers. Kept me reading. Although would like to have read the fairy tales where these characters originate.

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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Loved this. Loved the idea of a group of people living in a retirement home investigating cold cases instead of playing bingo or something. Loved the side stories. Can‘t wait to read the second book.

Cathythoughts Great review! I loved it too 7mo
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