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802Librarian

Joined March 2016

I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.
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Little Eve | Catriona Ward
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I really enjoyed this! The time period and isolated Scottish location really adds to the story… a fantastic reminder that the scariest thing is simply other people.

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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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“American outrage is always for show.”

This felt like Hannah Gadsby‘s “Nanette,” it starts off hilarious, then gets deadly serious. A great example of how humor intensifies horror.

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Vernon Subutex 3 | Virginie Despentes
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Wasn‘t sure how this was going to end, and as weird/sad as it was, it was perfect. Loved this whole series!

And yes, it did take me 2 months to read the last one, probably a personal slow record 😆. But in that time, I‘ve changed jobs and moved to a new state… now I‘m a Vermont librarian 😀📚

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Vernon Subutex Two | Virginie Despentes
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I forget that Ben & Jerry‘s is a THING. Since I live only about an hour from the factory, I still think of them as a small Vermont company. Still, nice to see a bit of “home” in this French novel 😀🍨

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I bet it does cost a fortune overseas! I knew it was US thing, I didn‘t know it was international. 1y
Reggie Man, I just discovered their caramel brittle non dairy flavor and that stuff is dangerous!!! Sooooo delicious. 1y
802Librarian @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I had no idea either! If I‘m lucky enough to travel overseas again, I‘m going to look for it 😀 1y
802Librarian @Reggie Phish Food is my weakness. I‘ve heard the non-dairy ones are really good! 1y
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Vernon Subutex 2 | Virginie Despentes
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So far, #2 is as good as #1.

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Vernon Subutex 1 | Virginie Despentes
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I 🖤 everything about this book! What makes this story are the characters, and I loved the juxtaposition of how each person saw themselves vs how others saw them. Raw, human, and sad, this also has some really hilarious moments. My favorite #blameitonlitsy purchase so far.

Nute Stacking! 1y
802Librarian @Nute I‘m almost done with book 2 and they are the best thing I‘ve read this year! 1y
Nute I like an endorsement such as this!!! 1y
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“He has a sneaking admiration for rockers, the way they manage to go from juvenile to senile without pausing at mature.”
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Suet624 Wow. Yes! 1y
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The House Uptown: A Novel | Melissa Ginsburg
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I didn‘t want this to end! Haunting and beautifully written, this is the story of three people who have lost their way. If they could figure out how to help each other they‘d probably be ok, but they don‘t and things end in tragedy.

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The House Uptown: A Novel | Melissa Ginsburg
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I feel the same way about street art 💙

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Northshire Bookstore | Manchester Center, VT (Bookstore)
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Actually went to my favorite bookstore yesterday! Browsing was such a needed treat 📚

LeahBergen And a nice haul, too! 2y
802Librarian @LeahBergen I only had the Shakespeare one on my list 😁 2y
Reggie Ughhh The Impossible House of Beauties…😭😭😭. I loved that book so much. Hope you like it! (edited) 2y
802Librarian @Reggie Actually, when I was checking Litsy for reviews at the store, it was your review that made me buy it! 😀❤️ 2y
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Between a pick and a so-so. I don‘t generally read mysteries, but I enjoyed the British humor in this one. Actually, that was the best part... otherwise the female characters are a little stereotypical and the mystery part was average. There are more in the series, not sure if I‘ll read them at some point. But if you like humor and non-grisly murders, give this a go.

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Calling all Stephen King fans: this is a free film festival screening unreleased films based on his short stories.

https://barkerstreetcinema.ca/dollar-baby-film-festival

rockpools That sounds very cool. Tagging @TrishB because I‘m fairly sure you‘ll know who needs to know! 2y
TrishB @rockpools thank you, this sounds very cool!! @DGRachel @AmyG tag anyone else interested! 2y
AmyG Oh wow. Thanks for thinking of me @TrishB 😘 2y
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DGRachel Hey #LosersClub - in case you‘re interested... 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Thank you, I seen a link for this - I'll need to investigate 🧐 2y
BookwormAHN Thanks for the heads up 😺 2y
Tattooedteacher Wowzers! this is amazing. Thank you so much for the tag! 2y
802Librarian @TrishB @DGRachel Thanks for spreading this around!! 2y
HufflepuffGirl90 That‘s amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!! 2y
Bklover Thanks!!!! 2y
802Librarian @HufflepuffGirl90 @Bklover You‘re welcome! Glad to share the King love 😀 2y
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Predictable, but enjoyable. While we may have regrets, we truly can‘t know what our life would be like if we‘d made other decisions and this is a gentle reminder to live the life we do have as best we can.

This is a photo I took on a recent hike, if anyone wants to see more pictures of my corner of the world, I‘m luna.rampage on Instagram.

Suet624 Yes please! Of course I want to see more. (edited) 2y
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Snowy Saturday, tea, and a new book.

MsMelissa Your Saturday sounds just like my Saturday. Enjoy 😊 2y
802Librarian @MsMelissa I did, and hope you did too! 2y
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I loved this! It raises thoughtful questions about life and there are so many great quotes applicable to our current reality.

“They teach you growing up that you are only one thing at a time-angry, lonely, content-but he‘s never found that to be true. He is a dozen things at once. He is lost and scared and grateful, he is sorry and happy and afraid.”

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A friend asked if I‘d read this yet then said she wanted to talk to me about it when I did. So I started it this morning and laughed: March 10 is another friend‘s birthday 😀🎂

ManyWordsLater 💛🧡❤️Northshire! ❤️💛🧡 2y
802Librarian @ManyWordsLater My favorite bookstore! 2y
Suet624 I hope I read this book someday. I haven‘t read anything by this author and this one seems like the one I‘d like. 2y
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802Librarian @Suet624 I liked her Darker Shade of Magic trilogy, but so far I‘m loving this one! It asks good questions about life and I‘m curious how it will end. 2y
Suet624 Is the trilogy sci-fi? 2y
802Librarian @Suet624 More fantasy... different worlds + magic. 2y
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Doing a re-read: I really love this weird-ass book!

Suet624 😳😳😳 2y
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A couple of months ago someone on Twitter asked what they should read next. A librarian colleague replied “The answer to that is always Murderbot.”

I just finished them and have to agree! Murderbot is my kinda snarky and Preservation are my kinda people. Book #6, Fugitive Telemetry, is out April 27.

rmaclean4 I am reading Network Effect now...and loving it! Can't wait for the new book. ❤ Murder Bot! 2y
802Librarian @rmaclean4 I rarely read series all at once, but these were a joy to binge! 2y
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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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It‘s actually sunny here today before we‘re supposed to get rain for Christmas. I‘ve been hiking more than I‘ve been reading lately (6 mile snowshoe yesterday), but today I‘m cozied up with hot chocolate and a book. Happy holidays everyone!🎄

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Untitled | Anonymous
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We‘ve been having phone issues at the library, so a patron stuck this note in their return:

“If I have been unable to reach you prior to your receiving this note, PLEASE CALL ME. I NEED A BOOK.”
😆😆 #librarylife

CoveredInRust LOLOLOLOL. The desperation! 2y
802Librarian @CoveredInRust He‘s one of my favorite patrons, always saying the funniest things. 2y
Reggie Lolol 2y
Suet624 Hahaha. 2y
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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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I loved this! Especially Frank and Q‘s relationship, we do such a disservice to men by making so-called sensitive emotions feminine.

Reggie I loved this book. I loved the Apeys and how supportive they were of each other. And yes to your review! 2y
Suet624 Can‘t wait to read this! 2y
802Librarian @Reggie Same! So great to see non-competitive friendships. 2y
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802Librarian @Suet624 I‘ve been loving YA during the pandemic. 2y
Suet624 I remember when I first read YA about 4 years ago. I was blown away by it. I felt as though I had just discovered a whole genre treasure trove! Im glad you‘re finding some good reading material. I 2y
802Librarian @Suet624 I‘ve been reading YA for years and I‘m also continually blown away by it. I wish more of my patrons read it. Also, when I was 12 I went right from middle grade books to Stephen King. I wish this stuff existed back then 😆 2y
Suet624 I agree. 2y
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Girl, Unframed | Deb Caletti
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At 16, Sydney is suddenly aware that she‘s visible to men. This book covers it all: what it‘s like to be a woman living among men, the “rules” women follow whether they want to or not, and questions why the same choices elicit different reactions based on gender. This book argues that women have every right to be themselves and take up space in the world without being judged or objectified.

AkashaVampie This sounds awesome. 2y
802Librarian @AkashaVampie It was! Though it also made me sad and angry at how accurate it was. 2y
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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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Same, Frank. Same. 😆

Traci1 Yep. That just about sums it up for me. 2y
Reggie I love this book soooo much. Especially all the Apeys and their lovely nerdiness. 2y
802Librarian @Reggie I had a good laugh at the part where Frank comes up with his idea to play electronic dance music acoustically with other people like nobody had ever tried that 🤣 2y
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Girl, Unframed | Deb Caletti
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Such a wonderfully accurate description of what texting is like at the beginning of a relationship. Made me 😀

Reggie This is sweet. 2y
802Librarian @Reggie It really is. 2y
Suet624 Awww... 2y
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Hidden in Plain Sight | Jeffrey Archer
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Couldn‘t help but think of this scene from Good Omens when I was cataloging yesterday.
#librarylife

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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You and me both buddy 😆

Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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I‘m going to spend the afternoon reading after spending the morning hiking a local mountain. We got our first snow!

Suet624 Wow! No snow here but I did get my studded snow tires put on so I‘m ready! 2y
802Librarian @Suet624 No snow in town yet, but a pretty hard frost on the windshield yesterday morning! 2y
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I was digging through our donations pile and found this “review” stuck inside this one 😂😂

annahenke 😂 2y
LeahBergen Snort! 😂 2y
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Separately, David Mitchell‘s novels are wonderful. But read all together, the threads linking them make them so much more. The theme that we‘re all connected through time seems especially important to remember now, and love and taking care of one another is never the wrong choice.

Therewillbebooks He might be my favorite living author 😀 2y
ValerieAndBooks Love that reading bear !! 2y
802Librarian @Therewillbebooks He‘s definitely near the top of my list now! 2y
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802Librarian @ValerieAndBooks He was a gift! I think he is supposed to be a bookend, but he goes so well with my little wood stove that I put them in front of my (sadly) non-working fireplace. 2y
ValerieAndBooks I get you on the fireplace! Ours needs repairs and has not been used since we bought the house 5 yrs ago. Thinking of having either a gas or electric firebox installed in the space but it‘ll be a while before that happens. Hope yours is working again sooner rather than later 🔥 2y
802Librarian @ValerieAndBooks I rent, so it won‘t be working any time soon. Weirdly, it was working as recently as 2016, but when the new landlords bought it then, they disconnected it. (I moved in this year.) 2y
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Utopia Avenue | David Mitchell
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I‘m beginning to wonder if David Mitchell has a thing against pants.

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Utopia Avenue | David Mitchell
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Lots of good one liners in this. 👖

SamAnne I‘m reading this right now and loving the romp. 2y
802Librarian @SamAnne I‘m really loving how it ties in with his other books. 2y
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Utopia Avenue | David Mitchell
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I can always count on one fantastically hilarious name in a David Mitchell novel 😆

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Christine | Stephen King
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I saw this car at my doctor‘s office a couple of weeks ago and now the drive-in is showing Christine this weekend. Should I be worried??

robinb 🤣🤣 Beautiful! ❤️ 2y
JessClark78 🖤🖤 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch I saw the license plate and got excited that it‘s NH. THEN I noticed your name 🤦‍♀️ so hi! I live in Southern NH and am a librarian in MA 😊 2y
802Librarian @Sarahreadstoomuch Hi! 👋 I‘m up near Dartmouth. 2y
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The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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If men could be women for a week I bet a lot of things would change 🤔😆🙄

Cathythoughts Oh I loved this one ❤️ 2y
802Librarian @Cathythoughts I‘ve been reading all of his and enjoying how pieces from each book turn up in the others. 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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New mug 😆😴☕️

Librarianaut 🤣🤣 2y
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🧐 As someone who went veggie after my divorce, this just struck me funny 😂😂

thegirlwiththelibrarybag 🤣 but also 🤔 2y
Suet624 That‘s a riot and an idea I have taken to heart. 2y
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The Last Emperox | John Scalzi
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Noticed this dedication while cataloging at work today.

cdreincarnate This is why I ❤️ Scalzi! 2y
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Norris is my kind of sarcastic.

Reggie Have you seen that SNL skit about Papyrus? You would love it. 2y
Megabooks Such a funny book! 2y
802Librarian @Reggie Yes! A friend who hates papyrus sent it to me and now when we‘re out we point fonts out to each other 😀 2y
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Published in 2006... could be today 🙄

Suet624 Ugh. 2y
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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I am seriously hoping Maurice gets what‘s coming to him in this last bit...

Leftcoastzen 😂 2y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I liked this, but it‘s not a strong pick. The writing is great, but I finished this a few days ago and feel like much of what I read was descriptions of beautiful book lined rooms, candles, and cats and Zachary saying “what?” all the time. My favorite parts were Kat‘s secret journal and the story of Simon and Eleanor because we actually got to know the people. There‘s a lot of different stories here, but ultimately I wanted to know Zachary more.

emz711 Let's hope for a sequel! 2y
802Librarian @emz711 Ooh! I hadn‘t thought of that. I would definitely read a sequel. 2y
Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️that picture (edited) 2y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Henry Bemis! Truly the only really disturbing Twilight Zone episode.

Like many, I‘ve had trouble reading in these weird times. But I‘ve managed to get into this the last couple of days.

Suet624 I like your new profile photo!! It looks much more like you. 💕 I‘m glad to hear you‘re reading again. 3y
802Librarian @Suet624 Thanks! It was definitely time to update it. I still get distracted, but it‘s getting better. Hope you aren‘t melting in this heat! 3y
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Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
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Just finished this last night and this stood out. Instead of wishing everything goes back to “normal,” I hope we think about the ways we can fix the things that clearly aren‘t working.

Stay healthy everyone!

GatheringBooks books always find us at the perfect time. 💕📚💕 3y
ValerieAndBooks Yes. Hopeful that we all learn from this. 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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This was a happy surprise! Apparently I‘ve been on Litsy for 4 years now 🥳. Thanks to everyone for making this such a great community 🥰

Crazeedi Happy Litsyversary!🎉🎉 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Happy Litsyversary! 3y
Reggie Happy Litsyversary!!🥳 3y
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LeahBergen Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
ValerieAndBooks Happy Litsyversary 📚📚📚!! 3y
Suet624 Hey! How exciting! Congrats! How are you holding up over there? 3y
802Librarian @Suet624 It‘s been a bit rough making decisions about the library (closing, what services to offer, etc) while also having all my fun events canceled and isolating. But I have creative musician friends streaming concerts and FaceTime is a lifesaver! Sorrow and joy all at once is the new normal. How are you??? 3y
Suet624 @NHLibrarian hanging in there. Panicking every now and again, mainly about others and their safety but sometimes for myself. Miss seeing the little kiddos. But I have plenty to read and watch and knit so I‘m doing pretty well in that area. I hope you stay healthy. ❤️ 3y
802Librarian @Suet624 I just made a pot of chicken soup. That with my very limited people contact should be good protection 🤓 3y
Suet624 Oh good. Let‘s start imagining that we‘ll see each other in June. 3y
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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That‘s it... I‘ve decided Rachel is a psychopath 😆

Reggie Lol 3y
LeahBergen Yep. 😆😆 3y
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Reading and making cookies for a library program tomorrow. I‘ll be honest, not all of them will make it there 😛
I‘m hosting a family recipe night and these are my mom‘s recipe (...they taste just like I remember!). 🍪🍪

Crazeedi Those cookies look amazing! Yummmmm!!!!💕💕 3y
802Librarian @Crazeedi We ended up getting snowed out so I‘ve been eating these all week 😆🍪 3y
Crazeedi @NHLibrarian oh wow, that's good and not good!!😁 3y
Suet624 Oh shoot. You did all that work and it got snowed out!!! 3y
802Librarian @Suet624 More cookies for me 😁 3y
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My new mug, currently filled with Champlain chai hot chocolate. I‘m doing cozy today.

Crazeedi Enjoy your cozy day and your yummy drink!! 3y
802Librarian @Crazeedi Thanks! I totally did 😁 3y
Suet624 How lovely. Good for you! 3y
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Today‘s library funny.

Suet624 WTF? 3y
RaimeyGallant Haha! Can I share this with him? 3y
LeahBergen 😆😆 3y
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802Librarian @Suet624 I know! I‘m so curious as to who actually made the purchase 😜 3y
RaimeyGallant Thanks! 3y
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The Institute | Stephen King
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First book of 2020! Mix Firestarter with a dash of Minority Report and you get this. Maybe not quite as good as those, but definitely entertaining and a solid King experience.

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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A perfect Friday night: homemade soup and rereading a favorite from a couple years ago.

Suet624 I should reread this too. I devoured it the first time. A slow reread would be a good thing. 3y
802Librarian @Suet624 It was just as fantastic the second time through! And I saw today that she‘ll have a new book out in March 👍 3y
Suet624 That‘s great! 3y
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