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More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason | Nancy Pearl
41 posts | 11 read | 16 to read
The response to Nancy Pearls surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearls encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.
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SquidgetsRoom
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These are out of Mere‘s genre so they‘re all mine! I 💖being able to swap books back & forth with my Mere! I am incredibly lucky! 📚💖🎶

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Maggie_Reads
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This summarizes my life....💰📚💰📚💰📚💰📚

brit91 The struggle is real! LoL!🤣😂📚 5mo
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Susannah
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Part two! Individual posts to follow for some that need special attention. 🤓📚❤️

erzascarletbookgasm You‘ve read some very good books! Welcome back! 1y
zsuzsanna_reads I liked Main Street even though it was quite slow. 1y
LauraBeth Welcome back! You‘ve read some good books while you were away! 1y
Susannah Thank you, @erzascarletbookgasm and @LauraBeth! It's good to be back. 1y
Susannah @zsuzsanna_reads I agree. I read it really fast, so I wouldn't lose momentum. It captivated me, but if I had put it down for any more than a day, I think it might have been hard to pick up again just because of its (slow) pace. 1y
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TheReadingMermaid
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inthegreensandblues This really makes me feel better about the crazy pace I have been buying books the past year! 😁 1y
Readingismyescape I‘m on top of this goal! 1y
Purrfectpages Mission accomplished! 1y
zzz I'm so glad my hubby is just as bad as me! 1y
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phatsallylee
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This sweatshirt was a gift from my mom and has quickly become part of my winter weekend reading uniform! #julyinbooks18 #bookishmerchyoulove #lifeissweet #catsoflitsy #lifemotto
@bookisglee

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MrBook
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One part of my cubicle. This keeps growing by the day. Aaalllll #SummerReadingProgram prizes. #LitsyLovesLibraries Library #bookporn

ReadZenRites Oh my 💕 2y
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wonga
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these are fun :) not just lists but synopses and maybe a few hidden treasures! 📚📚📚

#BooksAboutBooks
#ReadingResolutions

CoveredInRust I love these books! Usually the recommendations don't make much sense to me but these were spot on! 2y
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MrBook
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And the other side. Insaaaane...ly awesome! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎👌🏻 library #bookporn #LitsyLovesLibraries

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MrBook
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A close-up of our new #YA and adult books 😁! Library #bookporn #LitsyLovesLibraries

Cailey_Mac Ooo! I have The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, and it‘s good! (edited) 2y
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MrBook
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There were 8 more of these audiobook stacks before the initial batch was all said and done 😎👌🏻. See that table with stacked dvd's in the background? Yeah, the entire surface got covered. The new Circ Manager's eyes bulged when she saw how much material was returned after 2 days of being closed. I would've taken more pics, but my colleagues were grumbling I took the ones I did, we worked fast, lol. Library #bookporn. #LitsyLovesLibraries

ralexist Oh the post-holiday return. I supervise delivery as part of my job and we serve as the ILL hub for 80 locations. I dread to see what tomorrow looks like when all 80 are open again. We usually circ 3,500 items through on a normal day. I always try to cheerfully remind delivery staff that it means that folks are using the libraries and that's a good thing :) 2y
rekahlee Our shelving supervisor is a huge whiner after holiday closures, and I‘m just like hey, it‘s job security! I kind of love the chaos after a holiday but I‘m weird 😂 2y
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MrBook
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This...was just the beginning 😆! I was in book heaven today 😁. The first batch of books in the previous post is to the right of this picture. Walls of books!!! Library #bookporn. #LitsyLovesLibraries

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Book_in_hands
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The problem is real📚📚📚!!!!!!#blamelitsy

CoverToCoverGirl Here, here! 2y
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alanacristin
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When you're at an unfamiliar station and you google the nearest park only to arrive and see it's actually a plaza and is currently home to a huge used book sale 😍 eventually found a park with a playground but it was such a lovely feeling to walk into a park of books 😄 #tokyo #usedbooks

TheBookAddict 😻😍🙌🏽 2y
Kaye Wow, how cool 👍 2y
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MrBook
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Nothing like a few voracious readers returning their borrowed treasures all at once. 🙂 Library #bookporn #LitsyLovesLibraries

WarpedSweetness I love the Hello Kitty duct tape!!! 2y
rwmg All right, I have to ask. Your library looks lovely but in the photos it seems to be devoid of patrons. Where are they? 2y
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MrBook
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This is 1 of the 3 equally-sized mountains that was created. Between the 2 groups, they estimate roughly 5,000 books between them. 😱😱😱😱😱😱 Well, I certainly got my workout in for the day 💪🏻. The Friends of the Library have a heck of a job ahead of them! 😆 Library #bookporn #LitsyLovesLibraries

RealBooks4ever That's fabulous that you received so many donations! 💜 2y
AmyG Wow! 2y
Jamesfahyauthor *heavy breathing * 2y
BookBabe 😳 2y
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MrBook
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Slow day today 😂😂😂. Library #bookporn #LitsyLovesLibraries

BookBabe 😱 2y
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MrBook
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It's been a very, very busy time for YA and kid's books lately. 6 full shelves and 2 more started. Bring it on 😎! Library #bookporn #LitsyLovesLibraries

Smartypants My dream job is to shelve books ALL day long! 2y
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Currently working on "All is lost" ?

TobeyTheScavengerMonk So say we all. 2y
Lcsmcat Definitely All is Lost. 2y
Purrfectpages All is lost for sure. 2y
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quirkyreader Maybe all is lost, but it is controlled chaos. 2y
BookishMe I have been seriously considering deleting the entire list (on GR at least) I often get distracted by various titles on the library shelves and the TBR is often neglected. Yet it is my reminder that there are great books waiting for my attention 😅 😅 2y
BookishMe And yes, The Book Lust series is a danger - TBR surely grow uncontrollably! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm beginning to think "all is lost!" ? 2y
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MrBook
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*Marilyn Monroe voice* Because the first two times today just weren't enough 😉... library #bookporn #LitsyLovesLibraries

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MrBook
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*in a low, smokey voice* Yeah, I knew you couldn't get enough. You liked a well-stacked table, don't you? You can't deny it. This library #bookporn is just what you desire, isn't it? 😎👌🏻 #LitsyLovesLibraries

kdwinchester I am scandalized. *clutches pearls* 2y
TheBookDream 😍🤣 2y
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aeeklund @kdwinchester Bahahaha!! 🤣🤣 2y
Ms_T I'm actually reading that in a low, smokey voice 😂 2y
Reecaspieces Love!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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vivastory
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Just read this & thought of your post @merelybookish

LeahBergen These Book Lust books are so much fun. 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen They really are. It's making my tbr explode! I'd love to have coffee with Nancy Pearl. 2y
merelybookish Thanks! I think Nesbit is a really important writer. I'm glad Nancy Pearl agrees. 😁 (I wrote a chapter of my diss. on her. Her books really popularized ( perhaps originated?) the idea of books as magical objects.) 2y
Centique Cool! I love Nesbit and Eager both. Haven't been able to convince my kids into them though 😕I'm on something like a 50% hit rate with them for pre 1970s books. 2y
Yanes I didn't know her. Thanks for introducing her. 2y
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vivastory
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Indeed

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MrBook
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This is our cart of recent new-book returns. Anything catch your fancy? You know you want them all regardless 😎👌🏻. Library #bookporn. #LitsyLovesLibraries

JacqMac Yeah. You should just push one of those carts by my house. 2y
kellock Oh my word Monk books. I live that show! 2y
MyBookBath I spy 🔎Mystic River!!! 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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MrBook
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And here's some of our extra copies that won't fit on the shelves. All hail the library #bookporn! Giggity! 😎👌🏻 #LitsyLovesLibraries

abbsinwonderland 😍😍😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💕❤️ 2y
PatriciaU Looks to me like someone went a little crazy with those red dots. I know a librarian or two who would have to peel them all off and re-stick in the same spot on the spine! 😂😂😂😂😂 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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BooksForEmpathy
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Text from my partner today included this fun image. All too true. We rarely talk about book life, so this was heartwarming 😂. He gets me!

RealLifeReading 😂😂📚📚 3y
tjwill 🙋🏻 3y
Sace ?? "Mayor of Failure" 3y
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Notafraidofwords My boyfriend doesn't read, but he gets that I love it and one and a while he lets me badger him about books. 3y
batsy 😂 Love to be the Mayor of Failure 3y
Clare-Dragonfly I think my husband will get a kick out of this too 😂 3y
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MrBook
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Oooh! Are you done, or are you thirsty for more 😂? More library #bookporn!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! 😎👍🏻 #LitsyLovesLibraries

KristinaSimon Ha! Never, ever tire of #bookporn ❤️👍🏻👏🏻 3y
MeganAnnabell I love that the books are in Franzia boxes! #twoofmyfavoritethings 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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MrBook
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Oooh! Feast thine eyes *flashes eyebrows* 😉. More library #bookporn!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! 😎👍🏻 #LitsyLovesLibraries

LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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alanacristin
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Is there any way to organize your TBR on Litsy? I'm getting so many, it's hard to sort and decide what's next 📚📚📚 Any advice or strategies I could try? I'm addicted to Goodreads shelves, but I insta-TBR so much here and fail to do so there at the same time... #readerproblems #TBR #blameitonlitsy

shawnmooney My suggestion is to immediately order each book online: that way you don't need a list at all, just an extra shelf or four! Ain't I being helpful? 😍 3y
LauraBeth Agree with @shawnmooney 👏👏 3y
alanacristin @shawnmooney @LauraBeth inablers! 😂😂😂 i wish English books weren't so expensive in Japan. I try to add them as a library hold immediately but fancy folks on here recommend things before the library lists them on overdrive 😃📙💨 3y
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shawnmooney You're in Japan? I live in Tokyo! 3y
alanacristin @shawnmooney we live in Tokyo too 🎌 where are you getting your books?!?!? I'm mostly on ebooks these days because baby juggling. but i love Maruzen in Marunouchi 😀 3y
shawnmooney @alanacristin Wow! Let's go bookshopping together! I don't know that store. I buy new books at the Shinjuku South exit branch of Kinokuniya - I'd say it has the largest selection of English books. They're having a 20%-off sale next weekend. 3y
alanacristin @shawnmooney gahh i saw that sale advertised! I'm visiting my folks in the States for the next few weeks (and stocking up while here) so I'll miss it 💔 any chance you know a library with good English books? Oh i also love bookoff (Shibuya especially)! It forces me to read random stuff i might not have chosen otherwise like 3y
shawnmooney I don't know anything about the libraries here. Yes I love the Shibuya Book-Off! There used to be one at Shirokanedai with a selection of English books 100 times larger than the Shibuya one but alas, no more! Have you checked out the used bookstores at Jinbocho? 3y
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MrBook
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And do you really think I would leave you hanging with only one dose of library #bookporn? 😆😇 #LitsyLovesLibraries

Bambolina_81 I can't get close enough to the screen to read the titles 😂 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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MrBook
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More library #book porn 😆😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! I found out today that our Friends program has several large off-site storage containers crammed with BOOKS!!!! 😳😱😱😱😆😆😆😆😁😁😁😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!!! Oh, happy days (oh, happy days) oh, happy days (oh, happy days)!! I've got to get me a peek at them. This will have to do for now. #LitsyLovesLibraries

LeahBergen Umm... someone disobeyed the sign. 😉 3y
Bradleygirl @LeahBergen for reals tho 3y
MrBook @LeahBergen @Bradleygirl Things happen to my brain when I see chocolate, books, or @BookBabe . My brain frizzes with awe. 😆 3y
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NovelGirl82 Our FOL 50th anniversary book sale is this weekend!! So excited!! 3y
Literaryunicorn 😍😍😍 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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MrBook
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Why stop with one? I know you want more now 😉😎👌🏻. Cheers 🍻. Library #bookporn! #LitsyLovesLibraries

LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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Leftcoastzen
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#aprilbookshowers day 13 #sequelplease! Like we need to find more to read!Nancy Pearl is great on the rare occasions you don't know what to read next.When I think of sequels I think of the Rabbit series by Updike and Bascombe by Ford . Unlike genre fiction that is intended to be a series, I get the feeling that Updike and Ford didn't plan it that way .Tom Tom and Crosby want a read aloud.

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MrBook
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Here's an extra dose of library #bookporn for all of you bibliophiles out there 😎🙌🏻. All of this came back to the library this morning in a 5-minute timeframe. It was busy, busy, busy today! #LitsyLovesLibraries

LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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MrBook
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And more library #bookporn for you to drool over 😉👍🏻🤤. #LitsyLovesLibraries

Cinfhen 😍 3y
LibrarianJen As a librarian that's more of a nightmare. Your page needs to get busy! 3y
BookishJess 😍📚 3y
MrBook @LibrarianJen Lol, we have great pages, this is 1/4 of all the Circ carts 🙈. Have you seen any of trailers for the upcoming Justice League movie? The scene between Batman and the Flash, I'm like Flash, people go like 😳 when they watch me work, lol. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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Zelma
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Being called lusty and a rock star is pretty much unexpected for a book of recommendations by a librarian. These are very true and fantastic blurbs.

#bestblurbs #seasonsreadings2016 @RealLifeReading

GlitteryOtters Is that a Borders sticker? From the store in Winter Park? Sorry, can't help but notice (and translate) Borders stickers when I see them (I used to work at store 1). 😂😂 3y
Zelma Yes! 😂😂😂 nice bookstore eye. I grew up in Maitland and then moved back and lived in Orlando for a few years. I don't remember when I bought this but I sure do miss Borders! 3y
Zelma @GlitteryOtters oops, forgot to tag you. 3y
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GlitteryOtters @Zelma I miss them too (I know so many people who were put out of work when they folded because the HQ was in our town). I used to do special ordering, which sometimes involved transferring copies of books from one store to ours if the book a customer wanted was not available at a distributor, so I used to order books from other stores often. 300 was Winter Park. I still have the old stickers on most of my books, I like the history of looking at.. 3y
GlitteryOtters ...a book with a sticker marked for store 58 & knowing I got it at the giant World Trade Center store in NYC when I was on vacation, or store 303 and remembering buying it when visiting a friend who had just transferred to that store, etc. 3y
Zelma @GlitteryOtters it is so sad that so many people lost their jobs. Our B&N is always busy so I can't understand why Borders folded. I preferred them to B&N when they were both around. I don't have a lot of stickers left because I save few books. My library is a rotating collection. 3y
Zelma @GlitteryOtters wow, now that is a cool and certainly unquestionably way of documenting your trips. 3y
Cinfhen I recognized the Border sticker right away but had no clue from which store😂@GlitteryOtters do you recall the Wynnwood store in Pennsylvania??? That was my second home 💞🙌🏻📚 3y
Cinfhen @GlitteryOtters see above post 3y
Zelma @Cinfhen @GlitteryOtters I love that this post has sparked nostalgia about Borders! Book lust indeed! 😆💕 3y
GlitteryOtters @Cinfhen I don't remember working with them (usually meaning their special orders clerk never reached out to us with questions or with requests to transfer books to their store & we didn't reach out to them to get books). There were A LOT of stores in the system when I worked there (late 90s to early 2000s). 3y
GlitteryOtters @Zelma exactly!! I was actually just now trying to remember the store number for the store my mentor transferred to in Anchorage, but it's gone out of the memory banks (I'm probably about a decade too late trying to remember that one 😂) 3y
GlitteryOtters @Zelma in our town (HOMETOWN of Borders...!) people used to tell me to my face that they preferred Barnes and Nobles because they liked the coffee better. Then they would tell me they never bought books there, but just treated it like a reference library and would read and not buy...🙄🙄🙄 1) no wonder our stores floundered even in our hometown, if this was the mindset of the populace & 2) geez people, if you don't buy books the stores struggle! 3y
Cinfhen @Zelma & @GlitteryOtters our Borders was amazing and they had an awesome staff of friendly, knowledgable book sellers who would really get to know their customers. They also had a lovely upstairs cafe. I was soooo sad when Borders closed. The B&N down the street closed a few months before or after Borders closed, I can't recall which closed first. 3y
kspenmoll Old Borders fan here too- opened in my town before B & N & I much preferred it. So sad when it folded😢 3y
BookishMarginalia @Cinfhen @Zelma @GlitteryOtters I miss our Borders too -- it was always packed AND there were always people in line to buy things (it didn't go out of business because of bad sales in PR!) The space it occupied in the big mall here is still vacant, which still makes me sad. Some of my books still have the stickers too 💜💜💜 3y
GlitteryOtters @BookishMarginalia I used to be friends with the special orders clerk at what I think was your store and, yes, they definitely had really strong sales at that store, at least, they definitely did when she & I were both with the company! I still have a bookmark she sent me from that store which I use often, so I think about your old store pretty regularly. 3y
BookishMarginalia @GlitteryOtters The store at Plaza Las Americas (which also happens to be the largest mall in the Caribbean) was either the first or second (behind one in Singapore, I think) in sales of ALL Borders stores when the chain closed. 3y
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moarbookspleaze
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my currently reading stack has me feeling overwhelmed.

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Carol
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Nancy Pearl keynoting our breakfast. If she had her way, this book would have been called 'Book Lust 2: The Morning After.". ???
She's amazing!!

RealLifeReading 😍😍😍 3y
Bette ❤️ Nancy Pearl....awesome real life action figure for librarians! 😂😂😂 3y
Zelma 😂 that would have been a hilarious title. 3y
LeahBergen I love her books! 3y
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moarbookspleaze
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i ❤ my book shelves.

britt_brooke Lovely! 3y
OrangeMooseReads So pretty! 3y
LauraBeth Pretty 😀 3y
LeahBergen Beautiful! 3y
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Thedrunkstrawberry
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Does anyone else have trouble picking a book when starting a new one? Especially when reading time is limited??? Everything and nothing sounds good, all at the same time. I feel like I have water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!

BookishMarginalia Of course! 3y
CoffeeAndABook Oh yes, it can be agonizing. Sometimes it's as clear as daylight where to go next but sometimes I'm lost in indecision! Sooner or later the right book will come to you, though 😌💫 3y
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