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MariaCristina

MariaCristina

Joined August 2016

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Liar's Girl | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Gaaaaahhhh this was a perfect audiobook

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Liar's Girl | Catherine Ryan Howard
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I‘m spending the morning elbows deep in @bookriot business, and it‘s sufficiently rote for me to get my audiobook on. I usually listen on a higher speed, but the Irish accents are charmingly challenging.

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1️⃣ CatsAway. Hasn‘t been updated & doesn‘t work anymore. But deleting would 💔
2️⃣ 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ But I‘m squeamish, so anything that‘s not gory horror.
3️⃣ Jelly Belly jellybeans—but only certain flavors! 🍉 is 💯
4️⃣ @JonathonLynch who just joined because he‘s married to me & I have access to his phone 🤣 But srsly, I need him to bother other people for 📚 recommendations.
5️⃣ I‘ve been neglecting Litsy! Making my spouse join might fix that. 🤗

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BB-8 has competition for the position of best New Republic droid.

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The dialogue in this series is great in audiobook format because it is written by Chuck Wendig and performed by Marc Thompson. Couldn't wait for my audiobook hold to come in, so I went ahead and borrowed the ebook. But I can still hear Thompson switching between the plummy ex-Imperial and the bratty teenager and it's delightful, even though it's slowing my pace.

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I'm staying up to finish this, but also playing with photo editing apps to postpone the conclusion of the series?

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Mehso-so

100% borrowed this just because of the cool cover design. 100% crammed it in before bed last night because I forgot I had it, and the digital loan was about to expire.

Enjoyed the world and the kooky instructors (probably excellent audiobook material), but the ending felt rushed and all too deus ex machina.

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Thief of Time | Terry Pratchett
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Just finished this #reread inspired by my most recent @bookriot Thursday video.

And this is me every day with my two-year-old. And I'm sure the feeling is mutual. #parenting

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Callander Square | Anne Perry
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Lap cat and I were in the mood for a #reread this evening. Well, it's been over a decade for me, and he wasn't even a twinkle in a tomcat's eye back then. But doesn't he look nostalgic here? #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
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Oh, hey, look: it's my new favorite way to say somebody's stupid. 🦑

readinginthedark 😂👏🏻 2y
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I almost forgot! #24in48 Hour 42 Literary Dinner Party

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Taking this #24in48 #readathon to my stoop while I try to head off the fro-yo delivery person before they buzz my toddler awake. Sugar and fresh air keeping me going now!

🍦🍦🍦
📚📚📚

Texreader I need a fro-yo delivery person!!! 3y
MariaCristina @Texreader Can't leave the little one home alone, so what choice is there but to spoil myself? 😜 3y
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Doing some #24in48 #rereading for a potential #BookRiot Thursday video...
#GraphicMemoir #signed

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#24in48 Reading this more for me than for my kid. I need an approach that will be both soothing and empowering for all parties during these terrible twos.
Thus far, the author (a Nordic shamanic practitioner) has been excellent on cultural appropriation issues, so 🤞🏻

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Picture books

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Selection Day | Aravind Adiga
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Toddler's in bed, spouse is at rehearsal, and I'm about to dig in to a book and some GF cookie dough. It's okay, the container gave me permission.

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These are the people who just reminded me that short stories can be incredibly satisfying.

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I don't know why I laughed so hard at this.⚡️⚡️⚡️

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Yes, Peter Pan is #SetOnAnIsland too, but this desert island comedy of manners is actually my favorite Barrie play. Excellent class commentary for its time. #SeasonsReadings2016

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#bookmail early Christmas present to myself (as if I actually justify book acquisitions)

britt_brooke Pretty photo. 📷👌🏻 3y
MariaCristina @britt_brooke Thanks! I'm just going to take photos in front of the Christmas tree year-round. Makes everything prettier. ✨ 3y
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My toddler, all day, every day.

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I'm aiming for something soothing post-HOMEGOING, and in the prologue I find out Alexander von Humboldt was worried about manmade climate change in 1800. SMH. Our failures as a species are going to keep me up tonight (and rising sea levels are going to drown my descendants).

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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You're going to feel so many things—about slavery, civil rights, identity, the flavors of love. You're going to want to learn more about the history covered in the book. And you're going to want to learn more about your family's history, even if that includes trauma inflicted on or by your ancestors. You're going to fiercely hope you live to love grandchildren, or at least long enough to talk about this book with one generation after you.

Donnasmiles I'm only a few chapters in but this book has such hauntingly beautiful words. I've got three books going right now but can't wait to give it my exclusive attention. 3y
MariaCristina @Donnasmiles I hope you follow it up with something lighter! It is so beautiful, but it rips your heart out... 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

This excellent book is destroying me.
😲😱😭😡🔁

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BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3y
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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charl08 Such a great read. 3y
MariaCristina @charl08 I'm really excited about it! Of course, now I have to put it off until the new year... 3y
BookishMarginalia 💕💕💕 3y
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BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
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BookishMarginalia ❤️️❤️️❤️️ 3y
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Little Santa | Jon Agee
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Doing #Advent with the toddler. Randomized titles of Christmas and winter books. This was today's read and it's one of my favorite books ever. 🎅🏻

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Raise your hand if you're uncomfortable with how much this resonates lately. 🙋🏻

hwheaties 🙋🏻 3y
sprainedbrain 🙋🏻 3y
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Having worked in Chicago theatre, I can tell you this is 💯 plausible.

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🙌🏻I just found out the NYPL lets you pay your overdue fines online!!! 💻💳💸

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I told the spouse that when I'm elderly I want a long white beard I can stroke wisely. "That doesn't surprise me, but I need time to adjust." "Okay, I'll only wear it on Sundays." If I can negotiate an additional day of the week every ten years, I'll be set. #thankfullyreading

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I like this kind of stylish

Louise Yes! 👍🌟👏🏼😃 3y
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Been putting this DRC off, but he's moved on whether I read this book or not. And eventually, I always want to read him.

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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Me right now.

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Squirrel's Busy Day | Lucy Barnard

Had a fantastic day at #brlive y'all! Haven't been here much because I've been tied up helping the amazing @jennirl make it all happen. Find me and say hello! I'm the gal with the teal clipboard and I'm moderating the Future What Now panel in the afternoon!

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Mehso-so

I liked the writing, and the setups were intriguing, but the follow-through was kinda dull.

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That is precious.

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Loretta Mason Potts | Mary Chase
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I am cheering on this little girl so hard. 😂

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He meditates on commencement addresses, funeral orations, and invited lectures he's given, weaving stories in and around the original texts. Unsurprisingly, then, it's a bit self-congratulatory. But it's also a fair portrait of a person who keeps fumbling around the big questions of life, occasionally touching something that may be adjacent to an answer.

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Appropriate advice for practicing my calligraphy (noooo I'm not fishing for compliments—don't invalidate the quote!).

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Alan Alda gives "now" too much credit.

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The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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😂

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The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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I was so tempted to peek ahead, but I'm so glad I didn't. The last couple chapters were especially good, adding layers upon layers to already richly drawn characters. One of my favorite coming-of-age books.

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My Gilbert frequently sits upright, like the titular Taylor. He does not share these cats' temperaments, however, and would be a miserable library cat. I came away from this delightful read appreciating that not every cat is well-suited to a library (and vice versa), but dearly wishing every library had a couple of feline occupants.

LauraBeth Ok - this is adorable 😺 3y
Merethebookgal So cute!! 😍 3y
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I'm a Montessori-educated person who is simultaneously 😱😳😂 by the tone of this book!

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The Cost of Courage | Charles Kaiser
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I'm taking respite in cemetery snobbery.

Gimme one more minute.

Okay, I'll keep reading about the aftermath of WWII.

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Not quite able to review this yet. This reading experience has gotten all tangled up in my feelings about my mom. Right after I finished I opened a pancake mix she sent me and cooked up half a dozen, all of which I ate there and then. I never make pancakes.

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When I leave my library haul stacked next to the changing pad...

Well-ReadNeck 😍😂 3y
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