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peaknit
Wrap-Up List | Steven Arntson
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Thank you @monalyisha for hosting #AuldLangSpine and for the fun pairing. My taste definitely shares some common ground with my partner @BookNAround - but working from her list also allowed me to to stretch into some new things I wasn‘t aware of and enjoyed. I have read 5 so far and plan to continue on. This was a great distraction during a traditionally tough dark January in the Midwest. *Leo offered support all month 🐶

JenReadsAlot He's so cute! 1d
monalyisha Thanks for participating! And oh my gosh. Leo! 😍 Do you know what breed(s) he is? My husband‘s going to love him when I show him this picture. He calls all speckly dogs “Rixon” (a name he‘s keen on for our future dog 😆). (edited) 1d
BookNAround I‘m glad you‘ve been enjoying so far! And Leo‘s gorgeous. ❤️ 1d
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peaknit @monalyisha Thank you!! Leo is a rescue but the best guess is Australian Shepard and Corgi mix. People are always surprised at how short he is when they meet him. He is a real lover. (edited) 1d
peaknit @BookNAround Thank you! I just noticed he is posed a lot like the fuzzy dog on the cover of These Precious Days. 1d
dabbe Pleased to meet you, Leo! You are too adorable for words. ❣️🐾❣️ 1d
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Bailedbailed

Not bad, just not for me. The sex so early on kind of killed it for me. And I'd read that both characters were bi but it hadn't come up yet at 20% in so that was a bit disappointing.

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Megabooks
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Pickpick

This was an interesting one to be reading opposite Spare. While Harry feels he‘s in an gilded cage, Francisco lives in a real one. Based on a true story, his father was wrongly arrested and he and his 8-year-old sister live in a men‘s prison. In #Bolivia, if children have nowhere else to go, they can live in prison with their parents. At 17, Francisco struggles to understand why while trying to finish high school and care for his sister.

Cinfhen Great use of multiple prompts 😁xx sorry im behind on commenting - terrible Wi-Fi but having an amazing time 🇲🇦❤️ (edited) 7d
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🫶🏻🇲🇦 so glad you‘re having fun!! 6d
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Eggs
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Pickpick

Another MG novel in verse! Just what I needed today. Well done Mr. Bowles 👏🏻👏🏻

Day 5: #Sharreadathon @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#Pantone2023 @Clwojick

Itchyfeetreader Amazing colour matches ! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙📚💗 1w
Eggs @Itchyfeetreader Thanks 🙏🏻 1w
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steph_phanie
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I loved this!! We need more YA like it!

Although I couldn't relate to everything Yamilet experiences as a queer young woman of color, I can relate to being raised under the shadow of the Catholic church, attending Catholic school, and having a brother who struggles. Finding comfort in art class and the thrill and lightness of young love also reminded me of my high school experience.

⚠️ Comes with a trigger warning.

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steph_phanie
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Starting this today!

I'm traveling, so I'm trying to get through some of the ebooks I had previously purchased. I am not the best at keeping up with ebooks. I prefer to have a book in my hands!

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sarahyurco
Alma and How She Got Her Name | Juana Martinez-Neal
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Published: 2018
Alma has a very long name, one she's sure is way too long. But then, Alma's father shares with her each part of her name and why it is important. She gets to hear about different members of her family and see parts of them in herself. She begins to appreciate her name and thinks it fits her just right.
Awards: Caldecott Honor, Ezra Jack Keats Award, Charlotte Huck Award, NCSS and CBC Notable SS Trade Books for Young People

sarahyurco Topic: Heritage, Ancestry
Possible Activities: What does your name mean/where did it come from, family trees, draw a hieroglyph to represent your name
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rockpools
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Cutting back on challenges this year is going great! We‘re 8 days in: rather than stepping away from #readaroundtheworld #Mexico altogether, maybe I‘ll just cheat & use children‘s books.

This was great - a picture-book/biog of Luz Jimenez, a Nahua girl who survived the Mexican Revolution & went on to become a model (for Diego Rivera & others) & educator. I confess to not having heard of Luz before- this was a fascinating introduction to her life.

MuddyPuddle Always love Tonatiuh‘s illustrations! 4w
rockpools @MuddyPuddle I don‘t think I‘ve seen them before - but they‘re just perfect! 4w
arlenefinnigan Reading children's books isn't cheating, go for it! Adults should read more children's books. 4w
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Currey @rockpools @MuddyPuddle Totally agree. Children‘s books are not cheating, it merely indicates you are more evolved! 4w
mandarchy As a person who reads mostly children's lit - I strongly support reading more children's lit - especially anything by Tonatiuh. 4w
BookwormM LOL knew you couldn‘t resist a challenge 3w
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DinoMom
The Last Cuentista | Donna Barba Higuera
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Holiday decor all packed up in the bins, hubby on kid bedtime duty tonight so I get to curl up with the cat and book.

This book was the last roll for this months #roll100 hosted by @PuddleJumper
It had been on my shelf since last christmas. I am enjoying how the author is weaving together science fiction and traditional folklore in this tale.

MuddyPuddle It won the 2022 Newbery Award. 4w
PuddleJumper 😻😻😻 Such a pretty cat 4w
DinoMom @PuddleJumper yes and he know it too, and uses it to his advantage 🤣 4w
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TheLibrarian
Five Midnights | Ann Dvila Cardinal
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Mehso-so

A YA horror/mystery that features supernatural/urban legend/mythology elements and is set in Puerto Rico.

I was excited about the premise and it‘s diverse horror but it fell flat for me.

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