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Librariana

Librariana

Joined September 2016

📚 Mrs with an MLS 🌲🐳 PNW gal originally from 🇲🇽 by way of Texas🤘🐮🧡 Auntie 💐 Ravenclaw 💙 ISFJ
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Grimoire Noir by Vera Greentea
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Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love by Anna-Marie McLemore, Sangu Mandanna, Phoebe North, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco, Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, Sandhya Menon, Karuna Riazi, S. K. Ali, Jay Coles, Rebecca Roanhorse, Sara Farzian
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Quince | Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner
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My #weeklyforecast is a day late, but I am excited to dive into this YA #graphicnovel as a part of it.

In addition, I hope to:
? Continue listening to "Real Queer America" by Samantha Allen (currently @ 24%)
? Finish reading "Grimoire Noir" by Vera Greentea (currently on pg. 102 of 275)
? Start reading "Hungry Hearts" edited by Elsie Chapman (haven't had a chance to enjoy any of these stories just yet!)

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Love your mug 🙌🏻good luck this week 😁 4d
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Littens! Lend me your eyes! Again! Hehehe ?
Please and Thank you ?

I thought I would upload a larger image of Nerdy Post's "Harry Potter Re-covered Collection" so y'all could appreciate the details. In addition to the dust jackets, the pre-order will include seven exclusive pins like the little Hedwig pictured at the bottom.

#nerdypost

Leftcoastzen So nice! 4d
Hooked_on_books Those are cool! And the pin is so pretty. 🦉 4d
GypsyKat Ohhhh!!!! I love them!! 😍😍😍😍😍 4d
zezeki 😍 😍 😍 3d
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Littens! Lend me your eyes!

Hehehehe 😄🤣😁😊

I'm beyond goofy excited because my hubby very kindly and lovingly treated me to Nerdy Post's Harry Potter Re-covered Collection!!

I've never owned anything like this before and I'm giddy over this extremely early (and gorg!!) Christmas present 😊❤🎄💜📚

These brand new dust jackets are gonna make my books look so purdy!

#fandom #harrypotter #recoveredcollection

Sace So beautiful! Well done husband 👏👏👏 4d
marleed Oh, beautiful! 4d
LA_Mead Beautiful!!! 4d
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Leftcoastzen Wow! Fantastic! 4d
twohectobooks So pretty!! 4d
Librariana @LA_Mead @Leftcoastzen @marleed @Sace @twohectobooks - I agree wholeheartedly with all of you! 😊 I uploaded a resized image so y'all could appreciate the details 😁💜📚 4d
sprainedbrain 😍😍😍 4d
bookandbedandtea They are beautiful! I've been tempted to order them. 4d
Tamra So cool! 3d
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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⭐⭐⭐
Drawing some similarities to the now cancelled reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" (and to the allegations of molestation faced by the family's eldest son), as well as a possible amalgamation of the standoff at Ruby Ridge and the Waco siege, The Book of Essie touched lightly upon many themes, from victim advocacy, teen pregnancy, and conversion counseling, to conservativism, religion, and fame. (Continued ⬇️)

#bookreport @Cinfhen

Librariana (1 of 2) The multiple viewpoints made for a richer, layered story, but it still fell somewhere between an A- and a B+ for me. It was an interesting premise, but felt like it glossed over details that could've been more substantially explored or simply more descriptive. 5d
Librariana (2 of 2) Didn't make nearly as much progress with my other books as I would've liked, but! I did pick up and started listening to 5d
Texreader Excellent review 5d
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ljuliel Good review. I‘m wondering if the author intentionally left the story as vague as she did , not wanting to add too many more details ? It immediately reminded me of the tv show , but I think if she would have crossed too many more borders, she could have been looking at a lawsuit. I‘m not saying she shouldn‘t write about anything she wants, but from what I‘ve heard of that family, they don‘t hesitate to get involved in lawsuits. I think theres👇🏼 (edited) 5d
ljuliel ☝🏼more to that family behind the scenes that never showed on the tv shows. I wouldn‘t want to tangle with them. It‘s surprising that no one has written a nonfiction account of them, although they‘re a close- mouthed group amongst themselves and have lots of money. I‘m not sure what the people that know them personally think of them or if any of them would talk. I think there‘s a lot more than just that son....the dad gives me the creeps. 5d
Cinfhen Both your books have peeked my #ReadersRadar !!!!! Thanks for sharing and posting / stacking both!!! And I agree that family is SUPER SKETCHY @ljuliel 5d
Librariana @Texreader - Thank you so much! I just went back and re-read my first sentence and thought to myself "Wow! That was a long one!" ? But it made sense in my head ? 5d
Librariana Oh, @ljuliel, I agree it was probably quite intentional that she was careful not to draw TOO many similarities as I have no doubt that family would've had legal bone to pick with her. From what I read on the dust jacket, the author was "raised in the rectory of her father's church", so I imagine she drew inspiration from that as well. The book was told from three viewpoints - Esther, Liberty, and Roarke. 5d
Librariana @ljuliel - Esther's is the viewpoint that draws the most attention since she's the family's youngest daughter, pregnant, trying to escape her situation, and possibly draw attention to the molestation she experienced. Liberty's is the one that parallels the amalgamation of Ruby Ridge and Waco. Roarke is a closeted young man who plays an important role in Esther's life. The book definitely plays up on what Esther's family is like behind the scenes. 5d
Librariana @ljuliel - As far as what happened with the TV family we're referencing above, I agree that I'm curious and it IS surprising that no one has written about them, especially given their involvement in local politics and conservative groups, not to mention the Ashley Madison controversy. That whole family makes me uneasy! 5d
Librariana @Cinfhen - Aww! I'm glad they've peeked your reader's radar! (I love that hashtag 😁) I'm sorry I didn't add how far along I was in the others, but I'll make sure to in my weekly forecast. I also *may* try to participate in @MrBook's celebration 😊 I'm super late to the party, but I want to at least try. 5d
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I Can Make This Promise | Christine Day
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I have books...

I have books I am currently, actively reading...

I don't *need* to bring home any more books and yet...

I absolutely cannot help myself!

I add new titles to the collection as part of my job and it is like working in a candy store.

I added all of these to my hold queue yesterday and wouldn't you know it... available today for check out.

#libraryhaul #thelibrarylife

Cinfhen #LifeOfAReader and I‘m VERY envious of your job! 🙌🏻💚 (edited) 1w
Hooked_on_books I completely relate. Other than the working at a library thing. I would try to hoard the books for myself, so probably best I don‘t work there. 😂 1w
Librariana @Cinfhen - There are definitely more aspects to it than just adding titles to the catalog, but that is my favorite by far 😊 All of our materials, print and non, are divided throughout the room based on the stage they're in - cataloging, processing, or adding - and if time permits, we all take quick peeks to see what's coming down the line to us. 1w
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - Oh, trust and believe that the temptation is REAL! There are four of us CSAs (Collection Services Assistants) so when we go load up our carts for the day, we're only seeing a fourth of what's being added, so we definitely miss out on some things. But agreed that for many of the ones I add, I'm always tempted by many of them! 😁 1w
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Grimoire Noir | Vera Greentea
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I mean...

Just look at the exquisite detail on Yana Bogatch's digital illustrations! 😍😍😍

Her style is just... wow! 🥰🥰🥰

#artistcrush #graphicnovel #weekendreads #YA

#weeklyforecast

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Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love | Anna-Marie McLemore, Sangu Mandanna, Phoebe North, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco, Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, Sandhya Menon, Karuna Riazi, S. K. Ali, Jay Coles, Rebecca Roanhorse, Sara Farzian
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#weeklyforecast

So the plan is to finish The Book of Essie before Friday because that's when my book club meets ?

Hungry Hearts is a collection of 13 YA short stories that "explore the intersection of family, culture, and food." Perfect for November, me thinks!

I've previously posted A Fire Story which is a graphic memoir detailing the author's own devastating experience with the California wildfires. Continued in comments ⬇️

@Cinfhen

Librariana The tagged title (in this comment) just looks lovely and eerie and witchy and the illustrations are 😍😍😍😍 2w
Cinfhen Once again, fabulous graphics!!! And I love the actual weather forecast ( doesn‘t look too bad 😉) 2w
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The Okay Witch | Emma Steinkellner
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#BookReport time!

I finished The Okay Witch earlier this week and thought it was a very cute middle grade graphic novel. The illustrative style was unique and the story itself although in need of development, emphasized family, legacy, and acceptance.

The Book of Essie is #currentlyinprogress and through multiple points of view, explores teen pregnancy, fame, reality television, and religion. TW for possible sexual violence.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I love your graphics! Excellent report ♥️ 2w
Librariana @Cinfhen - I love that you've provided us with a fantastic weekly activity that definitely helps me hold myself accountable and I thank you for that! I definitely get overly eager to post like 20 different books because I want to #readallthethings at the same time! 2w
Cinfhen I GET THAT!!!!! 2w
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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@Cinfhen, you are brilliant and we shall all sing your praises 😊 Hooray for creative prompts that keep the reading discussion goin'!

I am slowly nursing myself back to health after an icky weekend with the flu as my companion.

I'm still not 100% bettah, so based on how I'm feeling in the morning, I'll either stay home and read the tagged title (and adjoining graphic novel) between naps or... go hang out with my coworkers 😁

#weeklyforecast

vivastory Is season 2 the final season of American Gods? 3w
Librariana @vivastory - I believe it was renewed for a 3rd season back in March 😊 3w
Cinfhen Awwww; thanks for the compliment and hope you‘re feeling bettah REAL SOON😘😘😘I almost bought Book of Essie the other day!! I‘ll be watching for your #BookReport on Saturday xx (edited) 3w
Cinfhen And I like that you added page numbers 🙌🏻 (edited) 3w
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When the book's author likes your review 😳😯🤯😬🤔😄🤓😁😃🥳

All the emojis!

Your girl does not claim to be a professional reviewer nor very good about putting thoughts and emotions about a reading experience into something logical... or something that'll encourage someone else to pick up this book... but I strive to be genuine and this poetry collection will always have a little spot in my border kid heart.

#ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks

Hooked_on_books How cool that he liked your review! I actually had an author “like” my review on goodreads when I hated the book. Yikes! 😳 3w
readordierachel Awesome! 3w
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

For me, this was an exceptional book. I saw myself and my husband... my very own Güero... in many of its poems. I saw my familia (family) and our traditions and our costumbres (customs) and even the dichos (traditional sayings) my Mom is so fond of imparting on us. I saw fragments of my hometown in México and the border city in Texas that embraced us when we first moved to the United States.

(Continued in comments below ⬇️)

Librariana I saw a protagonist straddling and balancing two cultures and I understood. I saw memories reflected back to me... and boy, did this make my heart smile. 4w
Paperback.Propensity Wow I have to read this 4w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. The Book of Essie is my book club's November selection. Ninth House is my "I bought it this month because I was super stoked about it so I should probably read it THIS month, huh?" Over the Top is my audiobook listen.
2. Next up! Want to read the graphic novel adaptation of Handmaid's Tale to prep for The Testaments.
3. Small in the City was a beautiful, melancholy picture book with cinematic illustrations.

rachelsbrittain Love this layout! Ninth House is next up for me 😊 4w
Librariana @rachelsbrittain - Thank you so much! 😊 I apologize for not using your faboo original image, but I did consult it to make sure I got the categories right 😁 I'm a visual gal and honestly just love making digital picture collages 💜📚 Thank you for facilitating the tag and now that I know you're a BookRiot contributor, I'm super excited to go find and read your articles! Yay! 4w
readordierachel I am also super stoked for Ninth House! 4w
rachelsbrittain @Librariana no I love it! So lovely and creative!! And wow thank you! Hope you find some you enjoy 😊 4w
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The Okay Witch | Emma Steinkellner
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Thought I'd zero in on and share my #currentlyreading and #TBR #graphicnovel adventures 😊💜📚

The Backstagers is one I've had on my TBR for a minute and I finally placed a hold on it today. Hotel Dare I found out about after reading The Avant-Guards.

I'm all kinds of giddy and excited about these reads!

#perfectforfall #halloweenreads

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❤ In the great PNW 🌲 Washington state, to be slightly less vague 😁
🧡 Just celebrated the 2nd anniversary of my 20th birthday
💛 Being gainfully employed by my local library who generously supply me with lots of digital downloads and physical books... and whose paycheck facilitates my trips to Barnes and Noble.
💚 11 yrs of wedded bliss 🥰
💙 She/Her(s)
💜 I'm a librarian; my name is Ana. Blend them together and what've you got? = Librariana!

Hooked_on_books Love your 🧡! 4w
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - a lady's gotta find a clever way of sharing her age! Lol! 🤣😂 4w
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The Avant-Guards | Carly Usdin
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Over far too quickly but definitely eager to know how this story will continue. Loved the cast of characters, their distinct personalities, and backstories. The diversity of LGBTQ representation was refreshing, lovely, and welcomed. The vibrant panel colors and layouts gave the story so much dimension, movement... And how could I possibly forget the clever college names, the fun basketball montages, and the PUPPIES!?!! I'm ready for Volume 2!

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A Crazy-Much Love | Joy Jordan-Lake
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A heartfelt, sweet story about the excitement of adoption and the joy of parenthood, brimming with a crazy-much love that lasts "forever and ever and far beyond that".

Prepping my notes for the mini book talks I'll be doing along with my colleagues at Staff Day ???

#adoption #picturebook #recommendsday

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The Institute | Stephen King
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These are my current #waitforit titles on Libby, @rachelm

I bought "The Fountains of Silence" as well as "Frankly in Love" in print on a most recent Barnes and Noble visit and I'll be diving into both of them TODAY, but I might still want to give the audiobook versions a try ???

I'm most excited about the tagged King book and Atwood's "The Testaments".

@Beachesnbooks @Hooked_on_books - I'm curious... what are your eagerly anticipated holds?

rachelm You‘re getting so close!! 1mo
ElizaMarie I am so excited about the Institute, I‘ll probably end up purchasing it super soon 1mo
BeththeBookDragon I just picked up a copy of Will my Cat eat my Eyeballs at the library! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I have the King on hold as well. Which I think I‘ll get sometime next spring. 😆 I‘m dying for the new Lindy West, which I pre-ordered (kinda like being on hold). Plus I‘m looking forward to the #metoo book She Said. 1mo
readordierachel Carry On is so good 💙 1mo
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Winter Wonderland | Jane Blythe
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Freak snowstorm last night and our neighborhood got hit with a major power outage 😫 So no lights for us since 1am (and possibly still going!) Hubby and I both made it to work safely.

It looks lovely... like a storybook picture... but boy, oh boy, were we not ready for January in October! 😳❄🌨❄🌨

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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When your new #bookmark compliments your #currentread = ????

This wood-burned beauty was made by the phenomenal Mary of "Marked by Mary" and it is SO on point for the season.

She only had 4 up for sale and you best BELIEVE I had my alarm on to order this gorgeousness as soon as it hit her Etsy shop!

#supportmakers #buylocal #PNWsmallbusiness
#itspumpkinseason #pumpkineverything
#autobuyauthor #rainbowrowell

Linsy Beautiful! 🧡 1mo
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This was yesterday.

My husband was an absolute sweetie and deemed Saturday an "All About Me" day. We had a leisurely brunch at a favorite place (æbelskivers, goulash, and freshly-squeezed orange juice!), did some Fall decor shopping, and before ending the day with pizza takeout, we stopped at BN to do some belated birthday shopping.

The tagged book, Fountains, and Frankly came home with me ???

#BarnesandNoble #bookhaul

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Our PNW weather is always doing something fun and interesting... and eerie.

My drive to work this morning made me want to turn right back around, get back in my jammie jamms, sit on the couch under a cozy blanket, and what else? Read!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I call these “headless horseman” days! 🎃 1mo
Eyelit That‘s just lovely and perfect for October! 1mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s beautiful! I love fog. I saw some good fog last week but it didn‘t last long. 1mo
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - Here, it can hang around for a good while! When you see it on the hillside, mingling with the e evergreens, it reminds of the cover for 1mo
Librariana @Eyelit - I agree! It most definitely is! And @BarbaratheBibliophage - I love what you call these type of days! Very appropriate 😁😊🎃🦇💜 1mo
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories | John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
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Not A LOT of snow, but definitely some.

Poor Fall... 🍁🍂 she hasn't even had a chance to hang out and Winter is already knocking on the door! ❄🌨😫

#snowinseptember #readingweather

Suet624 What? That‘s so frightening. I‘m so not looking forward to that. 2mo
Librariana @Suet624 - It started yesterday, although at that point it was more of a rain-snow mix. We even lost power for a couple of hours, which is always concerning in this type of weather. I'm in the inland northwest part of Washington state. 2mo
Suet624 For some reason I tend to think my weather is the most harsh. Clearly I‘m wrong. The temps in Vermont are in the 60‘s and the leaves are gorgeous. 2mo
JenReadsAlot Omg too soon! 2mo
mcipher OMG! It‘s almost 80 here... crazy weather in the opposite direction! 2mo
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Ruby Finds a Worry | Tom Percival
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Finished these two beauties earlier today as part of my Staff Day prep 😊

#currentlyreading and taking notes for The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu.

Outside my window, it is 🌨❄🌨❄🌨

Yup... you read that correctly. Snowing.

Cinfhen What??? Outside my window it‘s boiling 🥵 2mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - Washington state. Inland northwest. Idaho neighbor 😁 2mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - our power went out much earlier today and we were very grateful to have it quickly restored. But we've had a snow and rain mix pretty much the whole day. As of around 7pm this evening, it was sticking slightly, but we don't think it'll hang out for long. 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s crazy!! It‘s too early for snow even for Washington state!! Glad you‘re ok and with power 2mo
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Saw the same image on Facebook... but the perfectionist Virgo in me felt compelled to recreate it with some adjustments 🤷‍♀️

This is all to say that I AM FAILING MISERABLY at the #unreadshelfproject 😣😫😭😔

Although I haven't bought any books recently, I should genuinely keep track of how many books I bring into my home, how many of those I read, and how quickly I do so (from date of purchase.)

The desire to add to the collection is REAL!

cariashley 😂 love this. 2mo
Hooked_on_books This graphic is awesome! I feel your pain—I tried hard to read down my own books last year but didn‘t do so well at it. At least I‘ve learned to stop beating myself up about it and hopefully you can do the same. Like I‘ve always told my mom: it could be worse, I could be addicted to crack instead! 2mo
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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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Current situation.

In a little less than four weeks, my library district (and employer!) will be hosting our annual staff day and our wonderful Youth Collection Development Librarian (hi Sheri!!) kindly asked if I'd be interested in joining a small group of book talkers for a presentation.

So... here I am 😁
Not pictured, two additional stacks of juvenile and YA materials.

When your passion and your profession meet, it's 😍

ravenlee Woohoo! That‘s awesome, lady! 2mo
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Love me some Karen and Georgia! Their generous displays of vulnerability through their emotionally sincere anecdotes and their candid advice were charming, refreshing, and showed a genuine appreciation of and concern for their dedicated MFM podcast audience. Lots of self-awareness, lots of desire to learn, improve, and share that growth.

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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation desired or required.

Feel free to play along! Consider yourself "tagged".

@Hooked_on_books - last one ? And I had to include the title page.

Centique Wow that‘s pretty! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Both are beautiful! I‘m glad you joined in. I thought this was such a fun challenge. 2mo
Librariana @Centique - agreed! I'm a sucker for floral covers 😊💜🌷🌻🌺🌹 2mo
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - Thank you for thinking of me... for remembering me despite the lukewarm evidence of my posting frequency. I keep telling myself I should be more active... more present... more engaged... and then life happens. I know you understand 😊💕 2mo
Hooked_on_books You are fabulous and the amount you post or don‘t post doesn‘t matter one bit unless it works for you. Life is what it is and everyone is different as far as what works for them. You have absolutely nothing to feel badly about! 🙂 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush - Honorable Mention

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation desired or required.

Except... this one *kinda* has to come with an explanation. You see, this cover doesn't actually exist out in the world... but it was a proposed (and ultimately scrapped) design for the book tagged above.

I find it just as gorgeous and imaginative as the final choice.

@Hooked_on_books

Hooked_on_books Very cool. So creative and I love all the colors! 2mo
TheSpineView I like this cover better. 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 6

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation desired or required.

Feel free to play along! Consider yourself "tagged".

@Hooked_on_books

DrexEdit 😍😍😍 2mo
TheDaysGoBy This was one of mine! Great minds think alike 🙂 2mo
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Emma | Jane Austen
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation desired or required.

Feel free to play along! Consider yourself "tagged" ?

The image *DOES NOT* do the detail justice! ?

@Hooked_on_books

thebluestocking LOOOVE this. 😍 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve seen this one. Does it have texture to the touch? It‘s awesome. 2mo
marleed So pretty! 2mo
Librariana @thebluestocking @Hooked_on_books @marleed - from what I remember, Penguin commissioned an artist to hand stitch the designs and although the final product wasn't textured (which would've been SO cool!!), it WAS embossed. 2mo
Hooked_on_books That makes sense. I‘m guessing the cost of the textured product would have been prohibitive. But it would have been amazing. 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 4

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation desired or required.

Feel free to play along! Consider yourself "tagged".

@Hooked_on_books, it totally feels like I'm cheating using yet another cover by #NicolaYoon, but I mean ?

britt_brooke This one is really beautiful! And I liked the story, too. 2mo
Hooked_on_books But how could you not? I remember seeing a video of how the artist made this. It‘s amazing. 2mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation desired or required.

Feel free to play along! Consider yourself "tagged".

I'm a day late, @Hooked_on_books , but after a 4:30 am wake up yesterday, my head hit the pillow pretty fast last night and I had no chance to think Litsy thoughts ???

Hooked_on_books Technically, the challenge says nothing about contiguous days. 😬 Another great pick! 2mo
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This Adventure Ends | Emma Mills
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation.

Feel free to play along! Consider yourself "tagged".

Hooked_on_books I love that! 😍 2mo
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - I love the one you posted on your first day, too! 😁😊💜📚 2mo
Hooked_on_books @Librariana They reflect each other for sure. I‘m a sucker for thick swirls of paint. Very Van Gogh. 2mo
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Halo | Alexandra Adornetto
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation.

Feel free to play along! Consider yourself "tagged".

@Hooked_on_books ?

Hooked_on_books That‘s cool! Good choice. 2mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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After a year and a half of working in the Public Services side of my library district, I very recently accepted a position with the Technical Services (i.e. Collection Development/Acquisitions/Interlibrary Loan) Department of the same institution. Although I'm not working in a librarian capacity, I wake up excited to go to work, eager to learn new things, beyond grateful, and as my best friend puts it, "play with books!"

britt_brooke Excellent - congratulations! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Getting paid to play with books! What could be better? 2mo
Hoopiefoot Congrats! 2mo
ruskigurl16 Congrats! That sounds like a dream job!! 🎉 2mo
Librariana @britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books @Hoopiefoot @ruskigurl16 - Thank you all so much! 😊💜 It can sometimes be a stress-inducing type of job due to customer demand or deadlines, BUT! I am definitely very grateful to be there and hope to become a good addition to our team. 2mo
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When in Tacoma... a stop at Half Price Books is a must. Found a lovely (and coveted!) edition of I Capture the Castle for a phenomenal price and couldn't pass up The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.

#itsahaulyall #bookhaul #halfpricebooks

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The Otters Tale | Simon Cooper
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This one's dedicated to you, @MrBook .

Please refer to my comment from your earlier post.

Thank you kindly!

#hesotterlyterrifichonestly

MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 #LitsyHumor 5mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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"But we all make choices about people. Who we want to hold close, who we want to remain in our lives, and who we are just fine without. I choose not to dwell on my father's rotating-door style of parenting, and instead reflect on my grandmother's choice to not only bring me home from the hospital and raise me, but also to offer me a fighting chance."

#aoc #ya #weneeddiversebooks

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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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Yay! Goodreads reading challenge completed! 😀😁😊💜📚

But with six months still left in the year, and with a portion of these being picture books for storytime prep, I'd definitely like to read another 50+ that are a healthy combo/balance of middle grade, YA, and literary adult fiction.

So let's get to it!

#Goodreadsreadingchallenge #readallthebooks

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good for you!! 5mo
JoScho 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
Andrew65 Fantastic - well done and almost four months to go. 🎉🍾🥂😊👍🥳 2mo
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Heideschrampf Have you seen the new stills of the Greta Gerwig film?! It looks amazing! 5mo
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A souvenir from our recent Mother's Day holiday trip to Texas - a #Starbucks #travelmug 😍

Hubby and I got to meet our sweet little niece for the very first time and she was just as perfect as I knew she'd be!

Now that we're back in the Pacific Northwest, I'm diving into a book of poems that reminds me of my youth and of our little border town of El Paso 🇺🇸❤🇲🇽

#poetry #PuraBelpreAward #CincoPuntosPress

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"How'd you get so smart?"

"I read a lot."

Well, of course!

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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When in a waiting room, bring plenty of reading options!

#arc #bookclub #graphicnovel #thehomeedit

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Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
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#Independentbookstoreday was pretty phenomenal, and although I'm a day late, I wanted to share our spoils with all of you, friendly Littens.

• Hubby got the "Trees and Shrubs" tome since we are working on fixing up our front and back yards.

• The very adorably apropos board book about "Bookstore Babies" is for our 5-month-old niece who we'll be meeting for the first time in just a few days.

• "Smile" is for her 11-yr-old sister.

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Librariana The modern retelling of Little Women (in graphic novel format) and the linked title - Lost and Wanted - are for yours truly 😁😊💜📚 7mo
LiteraryinLititz Lost and Wanted looked interesting but I hadn‘t heard of it before. Then I saw it was a BOTM choice and felt like that was a big endorsement. Hope we both like it!! 7mo
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Happy #independentbookstoreday, fellow Littens!

The hubby and I are having a linner (late lunch/early dinner) of yummy, yummy salt & pepper fish with jalapeño ponzu dipping sauce, accompanied by tasty egg flour soup AND scrumptious sushi 😍😍😍

After that, we are hitting our favorite indie here in Spokane - Auntie's Bookstore! - before grabbing some coffee for dessert. It's a wonderful day to be a book nerd! 😊💜📚

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Chemistry | Weike Wang
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Took myself out to lunch last week and this was my reading companion. This is our current #bookclubread, but I'm also listening to "the life-changing magic of not giving a f*ck". This last one has gotten a little repetitive for me and I don't necessarily agree with the majority of her sentiments, but it's definitely been helpful in questioning some of my habits and putting things in perspective.

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Have any of you heard any more about this?

I got a slightly cryptic email from #BarnesandNoble with little information but a tempting, enticing message about #TBRlists being long, the upcoming #bookhaul being short, and the countdown beginning.

All I could find online were news articles about last year's August blowout sale...

And if this one is anything like that one, it'll be quite a treat!

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing although my husband is silently cursing you 😂😂😂😂😂😂 9mo
Reecaspieces I could not find anything either. Glad to know I am not alone! 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I asked the girl working the register when I was in the store on Friday about it. She said they will be pulling hundred of books (not the bargain books just normal books off the shelves) and putting them on tables in the front and they will all be half off. Members get to start shopping them on Tuesday. Everyone else Wednesday. 9mo
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Librariana @Cinfhen - To borrow from the wise words of Millie of Bob's Burgers fame (in "The Millie-churian Candidate" episode), "I'm strong... I have to be strong... for Wagstaff." Except in my case, I'm strong because it's a tough job to spread the bookish news! But I'll do it! For Litsy ? 9mo
Librariana @Reecaspieces - There's definitely news articles about the last blowout sale on August 2018 because it was their very first... and I attended that one! Scored some stuff for my bestie, too. But this time around, little to no coverage. No matter! I'll be there anyway! 9mo
Librariana @Ashley_Nicoletto - Then it'll be just like the one last August and I looooved that one! I walked away with 3 books that had been on my TBR list AND a cool new tote 😁 Will definitely be checking this one out, too! Thanks for the 411, Ashley! 😊💜📚 9mo
Cinfhen I hope it‘s available online too!!! Because I can‘t physically get inside a B&N #ExpatLife 😫😫😫 9mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - I'm sure you've seen it by now, but it is available online too!! Did you score any goodies? 8mo
Cinfhen I did see and no, there really wasn‘t anything that screamed out at me🙁How about you? Do you bring home a #bookhaul ?!?!? 8mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - Not quite a haul, my dear... just picked up one from the sale area - 8mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - in regards to the ⬆️, it is one I've read and wanted to have in my collection so that worked out quite well! Nothing else really jumped out at me other than one I already own - 8mo
Cinfhen It was sort of a relief!!! Glad you found one you really wanted 💓 8mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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This is a little bit of #currentlyreading and a little bit of #TBR hopes.

Currently:
TATWD ?⬇️ is for book club;
The Dreamers was something I started towards the end of January because I bought it that same month (and that's one of my goals: "read new books within month of purchase.")

Audiobooks:
Listening to both Well-Read Black Girl AND Mr. Mercedes.

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Lagom

TBR:
The four titles on the bottom row!

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Despite being under the weather, this is the progress I was able to make a couple of days before the doctor prescribed medicine and rest. Colds will do that to you!

Based on how things are looking now, there might be room for more books! ???

I even "unhauled" a small couple that I no longer wanted to read and will be great additions to a future library sale.

For now, back to resting I go!

#homelibrary #workinprogress

Mitch The Virgo in me loves your straight lines 💕💕💕💕 9mo
Librariana @Mitch - The Virgo in me thanks the Virgo in you! Yay Virgos!! I actually lay a book down and move it along the shelf to edge all the others up to it so they match 😁 I hope that explanation/visual made sense 😊💜📚 9mo
Mitch @Librariana Great tip! I keep mine flush with the shelf edge and enjoy running my finger across spine and shelf edge to make sure it‘s flush! 🤣 9mo
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Texreader I love your Pops still in boxes! 9mo
Hooked_on_books Looks great! 😍 9mo
Librariana Thanks, @Texreader! My husband and I have collected a few more. Once I've got everything unpacked, I may have to rearrange to accommodate the others. We also have Saga, Bob's Burgers, Walking Dead, and a few Marvel as well as DC superheroes. 9mo
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - Thanks, Holly! Now I just need to make some space to fit a couch! Every library needs a seating area 😄😁😊💜📚 9mo
Hooked_on_books @Librariana Definitely! I have recent found cushioned lounge type chairs quite comfortable and they fit a smaller space, so that could work. 😉 9mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Novels in verse... are not really my jam. I do not gravitate towards them. And yet... with this one... I heard great things about the audiobook version as it was narrated by the author, herself a spoken word artist.

The praise was well deserved.

Listening to Acevedo share Xiomara's story gave it depth, feeling, and context I probably would've missed out on had I only read the text.

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Librariana I saw a little bit of myself in Xiomara... in her relationship with her mother and her religion... in her traditions and her upbringing. And what a gift it is to see a little bit of ourselves in a character... to have a book held up to us like a mirror.

This was both a phenomenal listening and reading experience as I would recommend any reader enjoy both simultaneously if possible.
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Christine Love your review (and this book/audiobook)! 10mo
readordierachel Great review! That is such a gift when that happens. 10mo
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