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Gnora

Gnora

Joined February 2017

Book Gnome | Baby Librarian | Makerspace Overlord | Foodie | she/her/hers 🌮📚⚙️
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Finally got around to the first Thursday Next novel after years of @bookriot contributors recommending it. I am only upset that it took them this long!

This book warmed me to my Literature Major and Librarian core.

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O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Mehso-so

So I really, really liked this book. But I can also fully admit it is the weakest in the series thus far, hence the so-so rating. While I ate it up, I could see where others would outright pan it.

Interestingly, this is the 666th book I have logged as read on my Goodreads since I started the account back in March of 2011! You can find me on Goodreads @gnora

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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It's November!! Where has the year gone!?! Here are my #Top6 prettiest covers for November 2019.

#CoverLust #CatchyCovers #IJudgeBooks #LibraryBooks

TheSpineView The year grew wings and is in the process of departing! 🤣 3d
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Caraval 3. Finale | Stephanie Garber
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Panpan

Not going to lie, I‘m a little surprised I stuck it out this this series. Found the last book disappointingly bland.

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I realized I never actually put up my September 2019 books, but I just combined them with my October 2019. Discovered in the Mary Russell& Sherlock Holmes Mysteries in October and have been absolutely smitten. They broke my reading slump for sure!

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Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC (Bookstore)
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Inland was my staff recommended. I am excited for the Liberal Redneck Manifesto, that was an odd find. #TBR #buiredinmyTBR #shopsmall #newbooksmell

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Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC (Bookstore)
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Pretty excited about the small pile of titles I picked out here today! #buriedundermyTBR #indielove #shopsmall #booksonbooks #literatytouriam

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I'm not going to lie Litsy, I found October's covers to be a little bland, overall. Tough life for a #judgy bookworm. 🙃

Still, here are the #Top6 nicest covers for October 2019.

#CoverLust #CatchyCovers #IJudgeBooks #LibraryBooks

megzlynn I love Ninth House! It is even prettier in the sunlight. 1mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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My new book for the week! And just after I picked it up news broke of a plagiarism scandal involving Jojo Moyes. You can read the details here: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomiobaro/jojo-moyes-the-giver-of-stars-kim...

#booksaboutbooks #librarybook #litsyloveslibraries

Johanna414 Wow - that does seem fishy! 1mo
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Slade House | David Mitchell
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Back on the Monday Train Litsy! And today I've got my #Top6 favorite haunted house tales. Now, technically, Hunting of Hill House should be on this list, but that's just too predictable!

Also, please note that not all of these are horror or even scary. I really do love an atmospheric, but not terrifying, spooky house story.

#LibraryBooks #RA #fiction #haunted #halloween

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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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Whoops! I skipped September! Here's my #Top6 book covers of Sept. 2019!

#CoverLust #CatchyCovers #IJudgeBooks #LibraryBooks

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I‘m not crying, you‘re crying. 😭

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Honestly, I‘d forgotten this one was out this week and that I‘d put it on hold. That was a pretty great email to get letting me know it was time to hang out with Rick Rioridan, Apollo, and the rest of the gang for a little while. ☺️

#newboosmell #YA #fanatasy #PercyJackson #librarybook #LitsyLovesLibraries

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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Jest may be the best thing to ever happen to Alice in Wonderland retellings. . . One of the best YA romance partners I've read in years. This book makes me feel swoony like a teenager again. 🃏

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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I wasn't sure how this one was going to hold up after the Lunar Chronicles, but so far it's been really fun! Makes me want to bake. 🍰 #retellings #YA #audio #Libby #librarybook #litsyloveslibraries

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Not trying to bring gloom to your Monday, but these Top 6 picks have been on my mind recently. My grandmother passed away a little over a week ago, and while I'm coping well I often find solace in books and illustrations. In that respect, there are my Top 6 picture books on dealing with death (and family).

My tagged book, Cry Heart, but Never Break has been a favorite since I discovered it a few years ago and is a source of comfort at sad times.

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Not gonna lie, August was a rough month. Still, I tore though the Lunar Chronicles and finished up a light, fluffy romance.

#readinglog #Aug2019 #roundup #litsyloveslibrearies

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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It's Wednesday Litsy and I hope your week is going better than mine...

My #Top6 on a theme today is my favorite nonfiction books about books and reading. So meta! Books on books on books!

#LibraryBooks #RA #nonfiction #booksonbooks

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Life's been rough recently, so I've been doing a LOT of audiobook listening. This Lady Traveler's book is just the fluffy sort of distracting romance I need right now.

#Libby #LibraryBooks #Romance #PopCornReads

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Death by Darjeeling | Laura Childs
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Happy Monday Litsy!

I've loved cozy mysteries since before I knew exactly what the genre was. They remain some of my most favorite long-running series. These are the first books my #Top6 cozy mystery series. As you might can tell, I have a special soft spot for book and food themed settings. The Magical Bakery & Tea Shop mysteries are particularly good! Mmmmh, tea & scones. 😻

#LibraryBooks #RA #Mystery #CozyMystery

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Whisper Man | Alex North
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We're half way through the month and so many amazing new books are already out with many more to come. Here are my #Top6 best covers for August 2019.

#CoverLust #CatchyCovers #IJudgeBooks #LibraryBooks

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Happy Monday Litsy! Hope everyone had a great weekend. 😁

I've got a new #Top6List this morning, non-violent true crime! One of my biggest surprises when I came to work at the library was the popularity of the true crime genre. These are true crime books for people like me who can't stand all the murder and gore! They follow crimes that are often twisty, dark, and devious, but rarely get anyone killed. Enjoy!

#LibraryBooks #RA #TrueCrime

Megabooks I‘ve read 4/6 and liked 3/4. I didn‘t like Stranger in the Woods. I‘ve added Gardner to my TBR! Thanks! 3mo
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The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
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Just a little late to the party, but here are my best covers for July 2019!

#TopSix #CoverLust #CatchyCovers #IJudgeBooks #LibraryBooks

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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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Milk tea & audio books in the park! 📚😍

#audiolove #sweettea

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My July 2019 reads! Much better than June, but still a slower month. Hopefully now that Summer reading has died down things will go back to normal.

#readinglog #July2019 #roundup #litsyloveslibrearies

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Clockmaker's Daughter | Kate Morton
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Slow start, but maybe I can do some catching up tomorrow. Now it is time for bed!

#24in48 #readALLthenooks #idreamofbooks

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Clockmaker's Daughter | Kate Morton
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#quotable snippets like this make reading a joy.

#24in48 #BotM #BotMBacklog

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Girl from Blind River | Gale Massey
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Mehso-so

Interesting, but ultimately forgettable. I enjoyed the premise, but it was a really slow build up to a whole lot of nothing. Still, my second book for #24in48

#BotM #BotMBacklog #TBRBuster #24in48TBR #2ndBook

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Girl from Blind River | Gale Massey
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Beat the heat with books and ice cream! 🍦🙌🏻

#24in48 #booksnacks #toohottofunction

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Girl from Blind River | Gale Massey
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Can't keep going without #snacks

#24in48 #readreadread #2ndbook

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Let's do this thing! Going to have to go out latter for reading snacks, but it's the dawn of the first day and I WANT to read for 24 hours!

#24in48 #challenge #librarybook #fantasy #book1

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Tonight I got to tell Homer Hickam just how much his book Carrying Albert Home meant to me and he gave me a hug! 😍

This remains one of the most beautiful and enchanting books I have ever read and it has stayed with me and I feel it will be with me for a long time.

If you have not had a chance to go on this journey with Albert the alligator I implore you to pick up a copy at once! You won't be disappointed!

#recommend #authormeet

DebinHawaii I read this a couple of years ago & reviewed it on my blog. Such a sweet book & Mr. Hickman left some nice comments. 🐊💚Big love for him & for Albert! 4mo
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Wild and Crooked | Leah Thomas
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I admit it, I judge books by their covers. You should! They spend a lot of money making the covers appealing and reflective of the book. I adore lovely covers. 😻

Here are my top 6 prettiest for June 2019.

#TopSix #CoverLust #CatchyCovers #IJudgeBooks #LibraryBooks

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Yay! One down, tons more to go! Planning to try to play catch up on some of these during the #24in48 next weekend.

#BotM #BacklogBuster #somanybooks #24in48TBR

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Marrying Winterborne | Lisa Kleypas
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Loving Lisa Kleypas on audio. This series has an excellent narrator. 🎧 #romance #Libby #Audio

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Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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A follow up to my best camp novels, these are my most favorite boarding school novels for teens. Something about the atmosphere of the boarding school and the drama! 😊 📕

Noticeably missing is Harry Potter. For some reason I don't actually consider those boarding school books. I adore Harry & his adventures, but they are a thing all in themselves.

#SummerReading #Top6List #LibraryBooks #RA

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It's summer time and there's nothing I liked better when the weather is hot than a camp novel! I'm not big on thrillers, but set yours at a summer Camp and I am THERE. Some of my favorite (or most anticipated to read) camp novels. Or, in the case of Truly Devious, boarding school novels that feel like camp novels.

#SummerReading #Thrillers #Top6List #LibraryBooks #RA

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Madison Public Library | Madison, AL (Library)
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A Question of Holmes | Brittany Cavallaro
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June went by really fast and it feels as though I didn't read much at all! Summer Reading at the library has hit me like a ton of bricks! Here's hoping I get to more books in July.

#roundup #audiobooksaremylifenow #litsyloveslibrearies

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A Question of Holmes | Brittany Cavallaro
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BookHoarder32 Awe. I feel you! This series was so good 5mo
Gnora @BookHoarder32 I flew through all of them! Really loved the last one. I wish she'd bed more. 5mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Almost a blackout! The only reason I haven't bought a book at an airport is that I always have one with me anyway! #BookwormBingo

EclecticReaders It‘s good to always be prepared! 6mo
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May 2019 roundup! 📚🐛🤓

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Madison Public Library | Madison, AL (Library)
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#11 in the Mercy Thompson series did not disappoint! Seeing as I devoured the entire book in a single sitting. . . I've been reading these books since high school and they're still fun, engaging, reads. Love the blends of different mythologies and religious influences.

#Fantasy #SingleSitting #Series #PopCornBooks #SeriouslyPick

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Madison Public Library | Madison, AL (Library)
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Madison Public Library | Madison, AL (Library)
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Madison Public Library | Madison, AL (Library)
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#creepy and hauntingly beautiful quote from Alice Isn't Dead. 💀

#WNDB #anxiety

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This isn't a novel, it's a road trip. A long, winding, anxiety-fueled road trip. I'm interested in seeing where it ends. 🚚

#NightvalePresents #diversebooks #mentalillness #anxiety

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I devoured this one with the same dedication and fever I devoured these tweenybopper books of my youth. So much fun!!

#nonfiction #BooksAboutBooks #LitsyLovesLibraries