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Librariana

Joined September 2016

👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼 Mrs with an MLS 🇲🇽 Mexican-born, Texas-grown, PNW gal 🌲🐳 Library employee 📚 Auntie 💜 INFJ-T ⭐️ Hablo 🇪🇸🇺🇲 Learning 🇫🇷🇰🇷🇮🇹
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So this is how the hubby and I are spending this lovely Friday night and weekend 😳 With a double shot of protection 😁😊

I wanted to participate in this weekend's #20in4 #Readathon, but I have a sneaky suspicion I might be feeling a bit low in the energy department over the next two days. We shall see!

Wish us luck! 🍀

@Andrew65

kspenmoll Best of luck! I had mine; was low in energy for about 24 hrs. But my husband was fine. 3d
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#manicmonday #LetterH @CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures

📚 Harry Potter series; Heartstopper [Oseman]; The Hill We Climb [Gorman]; Hood Feminism [Kendall]; The House in the Cerulean Sea [Klune]; The Hunger Games [Collins]; Picture Books: Hibernation Station [Meadows], Home is in Between [Perkins]
🖊 Harrison, Sabrina Ward; Hicks, Faith Erin; Ho, Joanna; Hoang, Helen; Hoffman, Alice

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Librariana ? Harry Potter and the... (all of 'em!), Hocus Pocus! ?, Hook
? Heartstopper ??
? Harry Styles
? Hang with Me [Robyn]; Haze [Amber Run]; Hey, I'm Just Like You [Tegan and Sara]; Headlock & Hide and Seek [Imogen Heap] ⬅️ (Also! The A Cappella cover of "Hide and Seek" by Fifth Street is FABULOUS!); Headlock [Snail Mail]; Hurricane (feat. HON & SMBDY) [BUNT.]
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CBee Hey sis 👋🏻👋🏻 thanks for playing and AWESOME choices as usual. Are you the one who picked “Debout” by Ariane Moffatt? I really like it!! 7d
Librariana @CBee Sis! It WAS me who picked "Debout" ?? So glad you liked it! It gives me major 80's vibes and I love it! ❤️ 7d
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#ManicMonday #LetterG @CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures

📚 God Went to Beauty School [Rylant], The Great Believers [Makkai]
🖊 Gaiman, Neil; Gay, Roxane; Gilbert, Elizabeth; Gorman, Amanda 👑; Green, John
🎬 The Goonies ❤️🏴‍☠️ (hands down, top favorite movie of all time); Girl, Interrupted; Good Will Hunting
📺 Game of Thrones, GBBO (a.k.a. The Great British Baking Show), Gilmore Girls (though I'm awful and have not finished the series!)

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Librariana 🎤 Gin Blossoms, Goo Goo Dolls
🎶 Get Myself Together [Robyn], Girls Just Wanna Have Fun & The Goonies 'r' Good Enough [Cyndi Lauper], Gravity [Bic Runga]
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vivastory Continued in the comments. You leveled up, Ana! 👏 Also Goonies is def one of my fave 80s movies 2w
CBee @Librariana you‘ve got a Goonies vibe today ♥️ 2w
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ChaoticMissAdventures Did you hear they think they found the Santo Cristo de Burgos - the Goonies pirate ship? I live an hour away from where they filmed and it was in the news this summer! 2w
Librariana @vivastory Coming from you, Scott, that is the highest of compliments and I am flattered 😊 I have SUCH fond memories attached to that movie. It was the first VHS 📼 rental that my grandpa brought home for my sister and I to watch. We did not understand a word of it (native Spanish speaker here), but BOY did it not matter! I remember glancing at the subtitles from time to time, but we were completely entranced by the story... totally captivated! 2w
Librariana @CBee Oh, completely, my sister from another mister! Goonies never say die! That Cyndi Lauper song from the soundtrack was totally my jam ☺️ I can still picture them taking the air out of Brand's bike tires and them sliding down the hill in their own bikes to the tune of that song. 2w
Librariana @ChaoticMissAdventures I had not!! But you know I immediately went looking for the news article ?? I loved the whole "no booby traps, just the timbers" ? Lol! Imagine coming across artifacts from the shipwreck! Fascinating 2w
CBee @Librariana I have to watch it again soon, the nostalgia is getting me today! Might see if my 10 year old will watch it with me 😊😊 2w
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A little late to the party, but always happy to be here!

#SuperSeptember #Readathon #goals @Andrew65 - Thank you kindly for being our wonderful host!

🇲🇽 Un poquito tarde a la fiesta, pero siempre contenta de estar aquí!

Andrew65 Never too late and Good Luck 😁 2w
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Viva Lola Espinoza | Ella Cern
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When the owner of your favorite local indie bookstore is ALSO your friend, you get a double treat: friendship AND text messages with sneak peeks of upcoming titles she thinks you'll enjoy. Yay!

🎉 Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth ✨️💜

🇲🇽 Cuándo la dueña de tu librería favorita TAMBIÉN es tu amiga, obtienes un regalo doble: amistad Y mensajes de texto con adelantos de los próximos títulos que ella cree que disfrutarás. ¡Hurra! 😊

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It's been a long day and my social batteries are drained, but! there was a fair bit of book shopping and that made my birthday a rather lovely one.

Half of these purchases are from my favorite local indie [Awkward, Brave, Shutter, and tagged book] while the remaining are from B&N thanks to gift cards [Meet Me by the Fountain (about the history of malls!), Other Birds (digging the cover on this ed.!), Crush, and travel guides.]

#birthdaybookhaul

ChaoticMissAdventures Happy birthday!!! 🎉 3w
Librariana @ChaoticMissAdventures Thank you so much! 😄😊 3w
quietjenn Happy birthday! 3w
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Cinfhen Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎂🥳💜Glad you had a fun filled day xx 3w
vivastory Happy Birthday! 👏 👏 3w
DivineDiana Happy Birthday! 🥳🎂🎉📚👏🏻 3w
Soubhiville Happy Birthday! 3w
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 3w
Librariana @Cinfhen It was! I did feel a little tired by the end because we were out for a while (I'm a homebody) and being around a lot of people ? My husband and I jokingly use that line of "Do you know what I hate about being out in public? When the public has the audacity to be there!" ?? It truly was a lovely day, tho and I'm very grateful for it ? 3w
Cinfhen I get it!!! Peopling is HARD 🙃 3w
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This one goes out to my buddies @CBee and @ChaoticMissAdventures with whom I share a lot of list choices (I might *possibly* be a long lost relative of theirs!)

Here is my little #runninglist for #ManicMonday and you betcha I've already started filling out my answers for Letter G! 😁😊

vivastory You mean, we're only supposed to choose one?!! 😱 😃 3w
CBee Ooooooo 😍😍😍😍😍 These lists make me so happy! And it looks like I missed some of your songs for the playlist *scurries off to fix it* 😅 3w
Librariana @vivastory LOL! Scott, you made me laugh 😆😄😊 Early on I decided I couldn't pick just one answer and I apologized to @CBee for cheating by providing multiple options for every category. She very kindly clarified that it wasn't cheating and said the more the merrier! So here I am being merry 😁😁😁 3w
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CBee @Librariana merry merry merry manic Monday!!! 😊😊😊😊 3w
Librariana @CBee Lists make me happy, too! School supplies and lists 😁😊 And no worries about missing song choices. I feel like I'm only adding to the all-over-the-place eclectic-ness of our playlist by throwing songs in Spanish and Korean along with instrumental pieces 🤣 3w
Librariana @CBee 🎶 We wish you a Manic Monday, we wish you a Manic Monday, we wish you a Manic Monday and a really good week! 🎉 Good lists we bring to our fellow Littens... 🎶 3w
CBee @Librariana I am very much a lover of all things eclectic, so you‘ll get all the love from me when it comes to that 😊 3w
ChaoticMissAdventures 😍😍😍 3w
EvieBee I adored Attorney Woo, too! Ruined me for everything else at the moment. 3w
Librariana @EvieBee - oh my goodness, YES!!! 😍🥰🥰🥰 I love having a fellow fan/kindred spirit here! It was my first foray into K-Dramas and wow!! It was just such a delight and I miss those characters so much already. I'll certainly be re-watching it very soon. 3w
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#ManicMonday #LetterF @CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures

📚 Fahrenheit 451 [Bradbury], Fancy Nancy [O'Connor], Fangirl (print & GN eds.) [Rowell], A Fire Story [Fies], Fire in Paradise [Gee], Friends With Boys [Hicks]
🖊Fabiero, Dante (creator of Slothilda); Fies, Brian; Ford, Jamie; Frazee, Marla
🎬 Fargo, The Fifth Element, Frozen
📺 Felicity, The First 48, Fixer Upper, Forensic Files, Friends

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Librariana 🎤 Finneas, Foo Fighters, Frou Frou
🎶 Fade Into You [Mazzy Star], The Feels [TWICE], Fingers Crossed [Lauren Spencer-Smith]
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CBee Girl! You were ready for this today, weren‘t you? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Also, I love Frou Frou 😊 (edited) 3w
Librariana @CBee You know I was, girl! 🤓😁☺️ I've already started working on my letter G choices! 🤩 Also... do you think we might be long lost siblings!?? 3w
CBee @Librariana I have a note in my phone with the whole alphabet and I add to it often 😂😜 We do like a lot of the same stuff! Hmmm 🤔😘 3w
ChaoticMissAdventures The Lists!! Thank you for the tag! 😍 3w
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Not that I feel personally attacked or anything... but the Awkward Yeti does seem to know an awful lot about my life and my approach to book buying... 🤔

#awkwardyeti #bookbuying #buyallthebooks #newbooks

charl08 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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This one goes out to @CBee and to @ChaoticMissAdventures @Hooked_on_books @monalyisha if they're interested in participating 😁 No pressure, no obligation!

#manicmonday #LetterE

📚 Everything I Never Told You - by Celeste Ng; Picture Books: Escargot - by Dashka Slater, Evelyn del Rey is Moving Away - by Meg Medina, (1) Eyes That Kiss in the Corners and (2) Eyes That Speak to the Stars - by Joanna Ho
🖊 Helen Ellis

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Librariana 🎬 Edge of Tomorrow, Empire Records, Encanto, Ever After
📺 Extraordinary Attorney Woo! 🥰🥰
🎤 Emerson Hart
🎶 Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys), En el Muelle de San Blas (🇲🇽 Maná), Euphoria (Jungkook of BTS), Everlong (Foo Fighters), everything i wanted (Billie Eilish)
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monalyisha I *knew* this‘d be Empire Records-related! 😉 1mo
jlhammar Have you heard the Alicia Keys cover of Everything I Wanted yet? So good!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8p3BPMZapU
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Librariana @monalyisha And it's not even Rex Manning Day or anything! 😉😆😁😊 1mo
Librariana @jlhammar I had not! But thanks to your kind link, I did immediately go listen to it and I enjoyed her cover/interpretation/rendition. She's just so gifted at the piano and you have to love how she gave this her spin and her mark. Thank you again 😊💜 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m terrible at these things, so I‘ll beg off, but I appreciate the tag! The one that immediately jumps out at me is a band: Enigma. I love them! 1mo
CBee @Librariana I LOVE Empire Records! And amazing choices as usual 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Librariana @Hooked_on_books No pressure, no obligation so no worries at all dear Holly 😊 Plus I know you're an extremely well-read person, so I imagine there'd be quite a list of books to think about! As for your band mention, I DO remember Enigma! They were liked by an ex-boyfriend and in turn, liked by me for a little while, but I've not followed their music since. Made me think of Enya, too! 4w
ChaoticMissAdventures Thanks for the tag! And oh my I LOVE Empire Records. One of my all time favorite cult classics. 4w
Librariana @ChaoticMissAdventures I'm so lucky to be meeting so many kindred spirits via this app who are also damning the man and saving the Empire 😁😊🎶🎤🎧📻 Now let's go glue some quarters to the ground! 😆😉 4w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here is my #BookSpinBingo card for September 😁😊

That middle row looks promising... if I can get those current reads finished!

#currentlyreadingallthethings

@TheAromaofBooks @Hooked_on_books

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fabulous!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Looks good! I also think about what rows/columns look promising and I‘m almost always wrong about which ones I‘ll complete. 😂 1mo
kspenmoll Will have to check in with each other on on 1mo
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Librariana @kspenmoll Certainly! 😊 It might be a minute before I get to mine with all the current reads I've got going, but I'll definitely prioritize it (along with The Dictionary of Lost Words for a September Litsy discussion!) and gladly share my thoughts with you 🤓📚 1mo
Librariana @Hooked_on_books I have a horrible habit of ignoring every square that conveniently already has a title written in it and being like "Oh! What's this?? An empty space that I can fill with WHATEVER I WANT!?!?? I have so much power!!" ? 1mo
Librariana @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! 😁😊 Here's to hoping I make at least 2 bingos 🤞🍀💜📚 1mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here's my #BookSpinBingo list for the month of September. I'm grateful to @TheAromaofBooks for hosting such a flexible challenge we can jump back into at any time. Gonna really give it my best shot! Excited for tomorrow's numbers!

😊

Background image courtesy of the sky in my neighborhood last night! ✨️ ☁️ 💗💛🧡💜💙

Sharing with @Hooked_on_books since she always shares her fabulous live bingo board! ☺️

Hooked_on_books Thanks for the tag! I love seeing these lists and knowing what people are looking at reading. I see a few on here I‘ve really enjoyed—The Midnight Library and Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow in particular. Hope you‘re doing well, Ana! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! And a gorgeous sky pic, too!! 1mo
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🎶 It's just another manic Monday (whoa, whoa)
I wish it was Sunday (whoa, whoa)

#ManicMonday #LetterD @CBee

📚 Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks - by Annie Spence, Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World - by Jennifer Palmieri, Debating Darcy - by Sayantani DasGupta
✍️ Caitlin Doughty (who is a frickin' ROCKSTAR!), Glennon Doyle

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Librariana 🎬 Dead Poets Society, Deadpool, The Devil Wears Prada
📺 The Daily Show w/Trevor Noah, Daria, Doctor Who
🎤 Death Cab for Cutie
🎶 Dandelions - Ruth B., Debout - Ariane Moffatt (🇫🇷 🇨🇦), Dreams - The Cranberries, Drove Me Wild - Tegan and Sara
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CBee Seriously awesome answers 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 And another Daria fan makes me happy!! 1mo
Librariana @CBee - Thank you, Cydney! ☺️ But I realized I forgot Dave Matthews Band! Hehehe 1mo
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Librariana @CBee - And yes, yes. Hooray to a fellow Daria fan! "She's an icon, she's a legend, and she IS the moment." ??? 1mo
CBee @Librariana you can totally add as many as you want 😊😃 1mo
CBee @Librariana and now I‘m diving into a Daria rabbit hole 😂 1mo
Librariana @CBee which is COMPLETELY understandable and justified, Cydney! I wish I was diving into a Daria rabbit hole! Instead, I'm at work (lunch, to be precise), fretting about the fact that I can't edit my comment (1st one up top) and add Dave Matthews Band AND that newish Backstreet Boys song "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" ?? First world problems, I tell ya! 1mo
CBee @Librariana if I could edit it for you, I would! And now I have “I Want it That Way” in my head 😂😂😂 I admit I kind of love that song 🤭🤭 1mo
Librariana Oh, @CBee, this is a safe space! I was worried about admitting I liked a Backstreet Boys song! But you know what? Ain't no shame in the things we love as long as they're not hurting anybody! Like me and my guilty pleasure movie franchise/series = Twilight. There. I said it! 😁 1mo
CBee @Librariana no idea why I didn‘t see this before today 😳 And oh, I love the Twilight movies - especially the last couple. Good stuff 👏🏻😂 1mo
Librariana @CBee That CGI baby tho.... 😳😳😳 *shudder* 1mo
CBee @Librariana okay yeeeeahhhhh except for that. That was just silly 😂😂😂 4w
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I Want to Know | Aloa Starr
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My username... is really not all that original.

My name is Ana. I'm a librarian. Combine the two and you get... 🥁🥁🥁 Librariana!

And although I don't currently work as a librarian, I am a library employee... a Collection Services Assistant, to be precise. Which is a fancy way of saying I help with Acquisitions! 😁😊 I make sure the print/digital/audio/visual materials get purchased and ultimately added to the catalog.

#littenswanttoknow

Librariana 🇲🇽 (1/2) Mi nombre de usuario... realmente no es muy original.

Mi nombre es Ana. Soy bibliotecaria ('librarian' en Inglés.) Combina los dos y obtienes... ¡Librariana!
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Librariana 🇲🇽 (2/2) Y aunque actualmente no trabajo como bibliotecaria, soy una empleada de la biblioteca... una Asistente de Servicios de Colección, para ser precisos. ¡Lo cual es una forma elegante de decir que ayudo con Adquisiciones! Me aseguro que se compren los materiales impresos/digitales/audio/visuales que nuestros selectores eligen para nuestras bibliotecas. 1mo
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Crumbs | Danie Stirling
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#Currentlyreading a new #ya #graphicnovel for #20in4 #Readathon - all the #️⃣ hashtags #️⃣ !

Looks cozy, magical, and sweet. Three of my favorite things! 😊🥰

🇲🇽 Actualmente leyendo una nueva novela gráfica para adolescentes cómo parte del readathon 20 en 4.

Se ve acogedor, mágico y dulce. Tres de mis cosas favoritas!

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks good. 1mo
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As I've shared in the past (for anyone who has patiently read my babbly posts!), I'm a slow reader. I have good intentions! But I do get easily distracted by outings with my husband and shiny TV shows 😊

All this to say, I'll be participating in the #20in4 End of Summer #Readathon! I'm keeping my goals simple and attainable, so anything in addition to these will be gravy 😁

@Andrew65

🇪🇸 Español en los comentarios 😊

Librariana Como he compartido en el pasado (¡para cualquiera que haya leído pacientemente mis balbuceos!), soy un lectora lenta. ¡Tengo buenas intenciones! Pero me distraigo fácilmente con las salidas con mi esposo y los programas de televisión 😊

¡Todo esto para decir que participaré en el #Readathon de fin de verano #20in4! Estoy manteniendo mis objetivos simples y alcanzables, por lo que cualquier cosa además de estos será genial!
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Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 1mo
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#manicmonday #LetterC @CBee

📚 Children of the New World (anthology), The City We Became - by N. K. Jemisin, Clap When You Land - by Elizabeth Acevedo, Crush - by Svetlana Chmakova
✍️ Svetlana Chmakova
🎬 The Cutting Edge, Clue, Coco 📺 Cold Case Files, Criminal Minds
🎤 Charlie Puth, Coldplay, The Cranberries

Song(s) continued in comments! 😁😊⬇️

Librariana 🎶 Cathedrals - Jump Little Children; Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol; Comptine d'un autre été, l'après-midi - Yann Tiersen (from the Amélie soundtrack); Cough Syrup - Young the Giant 1mo
Librariana @CBee - Cydney, I'm so sorry that I totally cheat on this by adding multiples of practically every category! I can't help it! 🤩 1mo
CBee @Librariana it‘s totally not cheating, I love it! The more the merrier 😄😄😄 1mo
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Today's #bookhaul along with pre-orders for "Our Missing Hearts" - by Celeste Ng and "The World We Make" - by N.K. Jemisin (sequel to "The City We Became")

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?? La compra de libros de hoy junto con dos pedidos anticipados: 《Nuestros Corazones Perdidos》- escrito por Celeste Ng y 《El Mundo que Hacemos》- escrito por N. K. Jemisin (continuación de 《La Ciudad que nos Unió》)

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Wishing Tree Books | Spokane, WA (Bookstore)
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What could be better than a stop at my favorite bookstore on a sunny Saturday afternoon? 😊

🇲🇽 ¿Qué podría ser mejor que una parada en mi librería favorita en una soleada tarde de Sábado? 😊

DivineDiana What a pretty Bookstore! ❤️ 1mo
Tamra Oh wow, love the colors! 1mo
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Let's start a new book, shall we?
🇲🇽 Vamos a comenzar un libro nuevo

And like I told my buddy @vivastory, I think it'll compliment the graphic novel series I just finished (Paper Girls) quite nicely! 😊
🇲🇽 Y cómo le dije a mi amigo, creo que va a complementar muy bien la serie gráfica que acabo de terminar 《Paper Girls》

#currentlyreading

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📚 Between Shades of Gray - by Ruta Sepetys, Bolivar - by Sean Rubin, Brave - by Svetlana Chmakova, Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light - by Helen Ellis
✍️ Aimee Bender
🎬 Big Fish (me too, @CBee!) 📺 The Big Bang Theory
🎤 BTS! 💜🥰
🎶 Boy with Luv - by BTS, Blinding Lights - by The Weeknd

#manicmonday #LetterB

CBee How am I just seeing this? 🧐 Thanks for playing and great minds 😊😊😊 2mo
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Paper Girls Vol. 6 | Brian K. Vaughan
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"... but the amount of time we're each given is irrelevant. It's what we choose to do with every second that counts." -- Brian K. Vaughan, Paper Girls vol. 6

Just finished the last volume of this series and although it was quite a brilliant feat to create something that tackled multiple time travel storylines, created a sense of nostalgia, and kept friendship at its core, I still felt a little confused by certain aspects and slightly let down.

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#notbookrelated... but y'all need to know this about me if we're gonna be life-long book buddies:

I love Hello Kitty.

I may not have a collection like the ones we often see from dedicated fans, but when I heard the Cafe Truck would be making a stop in the PNW, you betcha my sweet husband stood in line with me for almost 2 hours so I could come home with these treasures 🥰

I'm a happy, happy gal 😁😊💕

RaeLovesToRead Too cute!! 🥰🥰 2mo
Librariana @RaeLovesToRead 😊 My birthday is next month, so there was a little bit of self-absorbed overindulgence in the TREAT 👏 MAH 👏 SELF 👏 department 😁 2mo
RaeLovesToRead I approve! 😁🥳🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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DivineDiana What a great husband! It‘s hard to resist that sweet 😻! 2mo
Librariana @DivineDiana He's certainly a treasure! 🥰 And I'm tremendously appreciative of the fact that he stood out there with me for as long as he did. Although we did have comfy shoes on, should we do this again in the future, we are definitely coming prepared with chairs! 😁😊 2mo
CBee This is amazing 😻 we used to have a Hello Kitty store at the mall, in the bustling capitol city of Jackson, MS 😂😂 But I remember LOVING that store so dang much! 2mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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"Dads as a concept, have always felt as irrelevant to my daily life as astronauts. I know they're out there, but I rarely think about them. Suddenly, though, I can almost imagine it. I can almost miss it, this thing I never had." -- Emily Henry

This is a title I'll need to put aside for a little while because I'm just... not feeling it. Every book its reader, am I right?

But this quote... man, did it speak to me.

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🎧 1:40:25/8:58:02 (16%)

If I could describe this title... at the moment... in five words, they would be: twisted religious beliefs, blood atonement.

#audiobook #currentlylistening #localauthor #pnw #truecrime

Christine Oh wow - I feel like I have watched several Dateline episodes about these two. 2mo
Librariana @Christine - And I can't say I've watched a single one, but there was quite a bit of news coverage about them here in the PNW at the time of the children's presumed disappearance. The author is going more in depth into the history of LDS at this spot in the book... its fringe groups and some of their more anti-government ideologies... how those have sometimes influenced and are connected to past crimes in the US like Manson, McVeigh, etc. 2mo
Christine That‘s definitely the most interesting part of the story to me - sounds like this book is going well beyond the sensationalist aspects (there are so many to choose from!). 2mo
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DK Eyewitness Mexico | DK Eyewitness
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Welcome! To "Behind the Scenes at the Library".

I'll be your hostess... Ana. And here is my desk... with stacks of Large Print standing orders (on the right), stacks of travel guides to the left (which have been on various forms of backorder status due to the pandemic), and stamp catalogs directly in front.

Oh, and plenty of BTS on my cubicle wall ?

#libraryacquisitions #technicalservices

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The perfect bookmark... DOES exist! 🥰

And although I do feel a little personally attacked 😉 I'm delighted by my friend Mary's beautiful creation!

#bookmark

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Thought a #ManicMonday #LetterA favorites was a good way to return to Litsy after a 3 month absence! 😁😊

📚 American Housewife - by Helen Ellis, Aristotle & Dante Discover... - by Benjamin A. Sáenz, Awkward - by Svetlana Chmakova
✍️ Elizabeth Acevedo 🥰
📽 🎬 Amélie
🎤 Avenue Beat
🎵 Africa - by Toto (I love the Weezer cover!), Autumn Love - by Death Cab for Cutie, and Am I Wrong - by BTS 😍

@CBee - Thank you for creating these! 💜

vivastory I love Amélie! 2mo
CBee Oh wow, Weezer covered Africa?!? I gotta check that out. Welcome back to Litsy and thanks for playing 😊😊 2mo
Librariana @vivastory - me too, Scott! Me too 😁😊 It just gives me all the warm and fuzzy feels. Such cozy vibes! 2mo
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Librariana @CBee - They did! I think it holds up really well alongside the original and I really enjoy the slightly modernized feel of it. Hope you got to listen to it 😁😊💜 2mo
CBee @Librariana you just reminded me! I was on Spotify and couldn‘t remember why 😂😂 2mo
CBee @Librariana I listened to it and it‘s so good! Hubby liked it too 😊 2mo
Librariana @CBee Yay!! I'm so glad y'all liked it! 😊 Their Teal album seems to have other covers that I haven't listene to yet. My all-time favorite is on there: Take On Me by A-Ha 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
CBee @Librariana Ooo! Another good song ♥️♥️ 2mo
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Debating Darcy | Sayantani DasGupta
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Solo sushi lunch date 😊

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone!
#maythefourthbewithyou

5feet.of.fury Yum! 5mo
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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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"At the end, all that's left of you are your possessions. Perhaps that's why I've never been able to throw anything away. Perhaps that's why I hoarded the world: with the hope that when I died, the sum total of my things would suggest a life larger than the one I lived." -- Leo Gursky (pg. 165)

JamieArc Love this. 6mo
EvieBee It‘s heartbreaking. I loved this book. 6mo
Suet624 Oh boy. This has been on my mind recently. Funny you should post this today. 6mo
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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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Best way I can describe my current reading experience 😊

Paginetta Nice! What app is it? 🙂 6mo
Hooked_on_books I can‘t tell if that‘s a good or bad thing! 😂 6mo
Librariana @Paginetta - The screenshot is from Goodreads 😊 It's an app where you can make lists of books you have read, are reading, or plan to read. You can also track your progress with page numbers and share notes as you read. I then pasted that photograph to a collage on the PicCollage app. Hope this helps! 6mo
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Librariana @Hooked_on_books - I don't know either, Holly! Lol! 🤣 I'm having flashbacks of very vague memories of watching The Royal Tenenbaums or The Grand Budapest Hotel... and I feel like that is what's happening as I'm reading this... like someone is narrating a movie to me. 6mo
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - This book has been on my TBR for SO long and when I saw you would be reading it, I was like "I should give that a try, too!" I thought of bailing somewhere in the beginning because I wasn't sure I'd like the style/format, but it's grown on me a touch. I'm not... deeply invested, just very curious. 6mo
Hooked_on_books I feel like this book had a lot of potential, but for me it was just too disjointed and didn‘t work in the end. If I hadn‘t read it as part of a buddy read, I would have bailed early. 6mo
Paginetta @Librariana Thanks, I know goodreads but which I use little, just to keep the list of books read in a year, but I didn't know about Pincollage. I really like the final effect! You have been helpful! Thanks again! 🙂 6mo
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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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Hoping to make more significant progress with the tagged book before moving on to Dear Edward or possibly The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World.

Whenever I listen to Non-fiction titles, I try to find Fiction counterparts whose subject is complimentary and can be read in tandem with or immediately after completing an audiobook.

Does anyone else do this?

#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

DivineDiana That‘s a great idea! 7mo
ravenlee Not for audiobooks, but I homeschool my fourth-grade daughter, and I try to find novels that align with our history studies because it helps keep the facts alive and fresh. It gets her move invested in what we‘re studying. 7mo
Cinfhen I love your pairing idea ♥️ 7mo
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Finished Maia Kobabe's memoir and I'm grateful for eir willingness and vulnerability in sharing so many aspects of eir life and eir gender journey. A deeply personal account with many questions and reflections on identity and sexuality.

A little late in the day with my #bookreport, but I wanted to squeeze in a bit more reading in a day filled with house chores and a fair amount of TV viewing.

@Cinfhen

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"When we tell a story,
We are living
Memory."

We are living it... breathing life back into it... letting it dance outside ourselves... I love the idea of this!

"It isn't knowing, but remembering, that makes us create."

So grateful for Amanda Gorman's poetry and for the way she looks at the world.

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" [Locked down, the animal may perform the behavior in the same way over & over, at the same time over & over, in the same place, over & over, with the same results. What we're describing is insanity. Or 2020.] "

(I laughed a little at that last part...)

"To care is how we vow
That we are here,
That we are."

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Love in the Library | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Two audiobooks: La Maestría del Amor (The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz) and Personal Effects by Robert A. Jensen.

Four print books: American Decay (photography); Call Us What We Carry (poetry); Gender Queer (graphic novel, memoir); and The History of Love.

2. Prefer to place holds. A sample of some currently on my queue. Looking forward to the tagged title.

3. Feng Shui Modern.

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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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🎶 Second verse, same as the first 🎶

This week's forecast is the same as last week's (two audiobooks, four print books) with the hope that I might be able to start the graphic novels on the right once I finish Gender Queer.

Also hoping to make a little bit more progress on the book of poetry as that deserves to be savored and pondered, not rushed.

#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ohhhh, I 💚these graphics and the way you designed them 😍 7mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - Aawww! Thanks, Cindy!! 🥰🥰 It's just a lot of me playing with the PicCollage app and hoping my little fingers can position things just so or crop things just right, but it's great fun ☺️ 7mo
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Still working on all my titles from last week's forecast. I seem to be listening to my audiobooks whenever I can squeeze in little morsels of time and the same goes for my print reading.

The other three print books not listed (Call Us What We Carry, Gender Queer, and The History of Love) are in various stages of completion, but I'm pleased with my overall progress.

#bookreport @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Your print book looks fantastic. Such compelling images. Hope you have a wonderful week😍 7mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - Thanks, Cindy! 😊 The images are quite haunting and they leave me with so many questions. Makes me quite curious about what happened to those spaces' former inhabitants. I'll have to share more! 7mo
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Audio
• Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living - by Robert A. Jensen
• La Maestría del Amor (The Mastery of Love) - by Don Miguel Ruiz

Print/Visual
• American Decay: Inside America's Forgotten Homes - by Bryan Sansivero
• Call Us What We Carry: Poems - by Amanda Gorman
• Gender Queer: a memoir - by Maia Kobabe
• The History of Love - by Nicole Krauss

Cinfhen Hi Ana!!!! So glad to see your update 🥰Hope all is well ❤️ 7mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - Cindy!! 😊😊😊 My sincere apologies for not replying sooner! Thank you so much for your sweet, thoughtful post 🥰💜 I've been trying hard to get back into a better reading rhythm. I feel like after my little car accident back in October, I fell into a slump and got very preoccupied with car repairs and life in general. Things are certainly better and I hope they're lovely for you as well! 7mo
Cinfhen Oh no! I had no idea you were involved in a car accident 😢I‘m glad you‘re well - reading slumps are understandable…just take care 😘😘 7mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - Oh, no worries, Cindy... I know I'm not a very active member of the Litsy community, so I can understand my post about it was quite a while back, but I do hope to improve on my participation here with time. Accident was in October, car didn't go into the shop till November, and I got it back sometime in late January? I was the 2nd car hit as a result of another accident, but I wasn't at fault and am A-OK! 😊 Thank you for your concern! 7mo
Cinfhen My daughter got married back in October, so I was not very active on Litsy myself during that time. But still. I‘m sorry. I‘m really glad you‘re ok, both physically & emotionally. 7mo
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I'm trying to find my way back to reading. To being excited about and completely absorbed by a book, but so much continues to happen in the world and it seems to be all consuming... emotionally draining. I'm trying to still be a part of the world, but it hurts. I'm trying to find comfort and solace in books... maybe even a little distraction from the atrocities and the doom scrolling while still being aware. I'm trying to find a balance.

Kenyazero I‘m glad you‘re looking for balance right now. That‘s important to work toward and I hope you settle into feeling a little more balance soon ❤️ 7mo
Hooked_on_books Balance is so important. It‘s easy to get mired in the awful things in the world. But there have always been awful things. And there have also always been wonderful things. Sometimes turning away from the awful things you have no control over and focusing on the wonderful things for a while instead can be really healthy. I hope you find your way, Ana. 7mo
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When your husband's truck gets a nail in one of the tires, you make an impromptu stop at a shop, get to enjoy your coffee, and catch up on the book you've been reading on and off for the past YEAR 😁😁😁

#thepandemicisntoverjustbecauseyoureoverit

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Hill We Climb: Poems | Amanda Gorman
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Dearest @Hooked_on_books
Thank you for thinking of yours truly when it came time for #Top21of21 (hope I got the hashbrown right!) I'm flattered ☺ 💜

Mine has not been an illustrious reading year (more strange than solid!) and I know that lately I've been distracted by anxiety stemming from my car accident back in October AND... Animal Crossing. But I digress!

Without further ado, here for your entertainment are my Top... 16! Lol!

Aims42 Great books!! I have ‘Pride and Premeditation‘ on my nightstand to read next, I‘ve heard good things 😁 (edited) 9mo
CoffeeNBooks The House in the Cerulean Sea and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue were my absolute favorites of this year! @Aims42- I really, really liked Pride and Premeditation! 9mo
Hooked_on_books Oh no, I‘m so sorry to hear about the wreck! That‘s terrible. I hope you are either all mended up or in a better place now than then. And this is a great list! There are some books on here that I really enjoyed. Thanks for sharing your picks! 🥰 9mo
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Chelsea.Poole Lovely list! I want to read the newest collection of poems from Gorman and Laundry Love — I had forgotten about that one 🧺 9mo
Librariana @Aims42 - Oh, Amy, I do hope you enjoy it! And I have a feeling you might if you're a fan of YA, modern takes/retellings of classics, cozy mysteries, and Pride & Prejudice (I'm a big fan of *specifically* modern retellings of P&P 😁) I thought it was well-written and charming 😊 Can't wait to hear what you think of it! 9mo
Librariana @CoffeeNBooks - Harper, I am *totally* with you! Confession tho... and I do feel awful about this... but I'm only 3/4 ers of the way with "Invisible Life" ??? I know... I know. But based on how I've felt about it while reading it, I just know it'll be a fave! "House in the Cerulean Sea" was just lovely and cozy and magical and ? 9mo
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - (1 of 2) I'm in a slightly better place now, Holly, although my anxiety behind the wheel has still heightened significantly. I don't know what your experiences were like while you were in the PNW, but Spokane gets a fair bit of snow and right now, the roads have been like ice rinks - slippy and slidey! And as grateful as I am for the rental, everyone just knows how their car handles those type of road conditions better, y'know? 9mo
Librariana @Hooked_on_books - (2 of 2) I'm glad my list of picks had a few titles you enjoyed 😊 I'm just embarrassed that of the 50 or so titles I've read this year, I couldn't come up with a slightly longer list! Definitely motivates me about my reading selections (and dedication!) moving forward 😁😊💜 9mo
Librariana @Chelsea.Poole - Chelsea, 1) love that basket emoji that I am just now discovering thanks to you! 🧺 So cute! And 2) I have to confess that I just recently picked up Amanda Gorman's collection of poetry and have only read a few of its poems, but I just love her and think she's brilliant and so I had to include her on this list. It's my plan this weekend and in the days to come to continue enjoying her book 💜📚 Hope you do, too! 9mo
Aims42 @Librariana @CoffeeNBooks YAY 🥳 I‘m hoping to get to it next week, I‘m off from work 🙌🏻 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon Severance is in my list too. 9mo
Hooked_on_books You have no need to be embarrassed! I think 16 titles is a great top picks list. I read far more than any human probably should, so it‘s easier to come up with 21, since I have more to work with. But we should all read what we want in whatever quantity we want and that‘s that! 9mo
Hooked_on_books For me in the PNW, I lived in places with little snow and ice, but I learned to drive in Colorado, which of course has it every year. I hear you about road conditions—I would definitely want to be in a known vehicle. And your anxiety is completely understandable. I‘d be surprised if you weren‘t anxious! I feel badly for you for the tough winter. Hopefully you have some calmer weather that‘s a little easier on your psyche. 9mo
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On Monday morning, I was on my way to work... but the Universe had other plans.

A large SUV and truck had gotten into a collision as I was driving past and my poor little carrito 🚗 was the collateral damage. When the 1st vehicle hit the 2nd, the 2nd was pushed on to traffic, slamming into the rear of my car. All I saw was a flash of black and then *impact*!

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Librariana (1 of 2) It's an odd feeling when the world seems to slow down and you just know something awful is about to happen. Not how I planned to start my day...

I'm physically somewhat alright, but shaken (I'm sure plenty of folks feel that way after an accident. Hyper-focused driving and all!) My body is letting me know in small ways that not everything is peachy, so a visit to the doctor for a check up is already scheduled and on the horizon.
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Librariana (2 of 2) Glad to walk away unscathed, but boy is timing a funny thing. Puts things in perspective for certain. 11mo
Reggie Ohhhh, I‘m so sorry to see this. I‘m glad you‘re ok. I just got my car back from a body shop after 5 weeks from when the right rear of my car was hit by a truck. So sorry and hope everything moves quickly for you. 11mo
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TheSpineView How horrible for you. Just glad is was not worse. 11mo
Soubhiville Oh no! So glad you‘re ok. I hope your repairs go quickly. I hope your doctor visit shows all is well. (edited) 11mo
quietjenn Oh, so sorry that happened to you. 11mo
DrexEdit That's a very bad Monday! Glad you were able to walk away from it. 11mo
Librarybelle Glad you‘re okay! 11mo
SamanthaMarie So so sorry! Keep us updated! ♡ 11mo
Librariana Oh, @Reggie! I'm so sorry to learn that you had a similar experience 😔 Hope you're doing alright and glad you have your car back! Mine is sitting at home, in our driveway, until parts come in and she can be scheduled to go into the shop. Thank you for your good wishes 💜🍀 I'm hopeful things can move along quickly as well! 11mo
Librariana Oh, absolutely @TheSpineView! I'm very glad it wasn't worse and grateful my seat belt did its job! The car took the brunt of the impact and although unfortunate, I'm glad my timing wasn't worse or I could've ended up T-boned! 😳 So yes! Important to put things in perspective. 11mo
Librariana @Soubhiville - Thank you so much, Soubhi! I'm very glad to be ok, too, and hopeful the doctor's visit will provide some answers/resolution/comfort? My back has definitely been complaining! 😜 11mo
Librariana I'm right there with ya, @quietjenn! And I'm equally glad that this accident wasn't worse... that it didn't turn into a multiple vehicle pileup... that I didn't hit anyone else, etc. I'm glad I keep my distance from other cars, for sure! And glad there was a safe spot for me to pull over, etc. 11mo
Librariana Me too, @DrexEdit! To be able to walk away from an accident is a blessing in and of itself! 11mo
Librariana Thank you so much, @Librarybelle 😊 Me too, for sure! I know I *do* have my moments when I'm annoyed at the unfairness/inconvenience of it all, but I'm ok and very grateful the accident wasn't more severe. 11mo
Librariana Thanks, @SamanthaMarie 💜😊 Will do! 11mo
marleed Oh I‘m so sorry. I‘m glad you are okay. That‘s scary. 11mo
vivastory I hope that everything is okay. I'm sorry to hear about your accident! 10mo
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Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore | Patric Richardson, Karin B. Miller
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Who would've ever thought that I would thoroughly enjoy listening to an audiobook about laundry!? Yet here we are and I've managed to learn quite a bit from the "Laundry Evangelist". This one will definitely have to become a print acquisition for future reference since it is jam packed full of very handy stain removal tips (and plenty of Southern charm!)

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Librariana "Spook" by Mary Roach is a relatively recent listen and I don't know if I'll enjoy it quite as much as "Stiff", but I'm still willing to give it a try.

"Alone Together" (pg. 178 of 258) is an anthology I've been taking my time with given the subject matter and "La Maestría del Amor" is the Spanish edition of "The Mastery of Love" by Don Miguel Ruiz which I've just started.

#currentlyreading #weeklyforecast @Cinfhen
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Cinfhen I agree 💯about Laundry Love!! What a delightful audio but need a physical copy, too!! Happy Reading and folding 🤪 11mo
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These neighbors, man... gotta tell ya!

It's always an exciting morning in the PNW when you're greeted by a moose... lookin' for muffins. We all have our breakfast faves!

Momma and baby were not too far ahead from dad, so hubby and I kept a VERY respectful (and quiet!) distance while we snapped a quick pic 📸

Suet624 I love this. :) 12mo
TrishB So cool 😁 12mo
Librariana @Suet624 @TrishB - It was definitely an unexpected surprise! My husband and I quietly and patiently stood in the garage, kept a VERY safe distance behind our vehicles, and waited to leave for work until Papa Moose, momma, and baby were all safely away. The size of that bull was pretty staggering even from a distance! Amazing creatures truly. 11mo
BookBabe So neat! I enjoy the deer 🦌 around my area, but a moose is much more impressive! 😃 8mo
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No, budget...

No, I didn't.

#isthisasorrynotsorrymoment

In my defense, it was my birthday back on the 14th... and I was gifted bookstore gift cards... so I kinda HAD to use them...

And 2nd of all, one of the books purchased is one I've read before, by a favorite author, and one I did not own a copy of.

So it doesn't technically affect my book-buying budget.

So there!

#birthdaybookmoney

marleed Oh yes, all proper logic! 12mo
kspenmoll Love your reasoning!! 12mo
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Out in the sunshine, enjoying a quick 15-minute break before going back inside and getting to the beautiful business of ordering books for a library 😊

The short stories and poems in this book have provided both a glimpse into people's lives during the pandemic and been a strange source of comfort... a reminder that we're never alone in our experiences.

Hoping all of you Littens are continuing to stay healthy and safe 💜

#currentlyreading

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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My heart is in my throat over this book!!

I'm currently on pg. 358 of 422 and I'm gonna need to finish this today because I have so much anxiety over it! I need to know what happens to August & Jane & Myla & Niko & Wes & Isaiah 💜💙💖💛🧡❤💚

I know this won't make sense to anyone else who hasn't read it, but I so love that Jane made a list just like August would! 🥰😍

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Men's water polo in the background; reading in the foreground.

#Tokyo2020 #Olympics

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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⭐⭐⭐

CW: sexual assault

Weaving an FBI investigation into a meth-dealing ring within a tribal community alongside tragic deaths and a shocking murder, Firekeeper's Daughter follows eighteen-year-old Daunis' story and her involvement as a confidential informant. It is an exploration of bridging cultures, embracing identity, and honoring Ojibwe traditions and language.

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Librariana Although the story was quite atmospheric and intriguing, to me it also felt like the main character, at times, read as too juvenile. Overall, although a solid #ownvoices debut, I felt like it was unnecessarily lengthy (496 pgs.) and went in too many directions with not enough time spent fleshing out more critical details. #unpopularopinion 1y
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