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MarticaMustRead

Joined September 2016

Proud bookworm who grew up to become a librarian!🤓📚
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😍📖🤗❣ #LibraryHaul #BookCoverLove #Contemporary #DiverseReads #Romance 💘

So thrilled to pick this up from my local public library❣

Just because I work in a library myself, doesn't mean I don't visit and support OTHER libraries....as IF! 😜🤓 #LibrarianLife

Hope you're all having a great start to your week!🙋🏻‍♀️

Librariana We have a reciprocal agreement in our city that allows us to have library cards with both the city AND county system (where I'm employed 😁) I love supporting both and love encouraging customers to become library power users! Not to mention, there's also digital downloads! Yay libraries!! 6mo
Coleen_Nieto This one is on my wish list! Happy reading !! 6mo
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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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🗽📚💓📚........🚌🤓🎧❣ #BookExpo19 #LibrarianLife #WorkPerks #Audiobook

What better day to return to Litsy than while en route to BookExpo!!!

I'm on my way @MrBook & friends! Hope to see you there!!🤗
If you're there & 👀 me, please say hi🙋🏻‍♀️, as I've been away for a bit & might not recognize anyone lol.

This year I plan on doing #BookExpo19 differently, much more discussion panels & WAY less standing in book signing lines!!😅

DivineDiana Have fun! 6mo
LiteraryinLititz Have a great time! 6mo
TheSpineView Hope we can meet up! 6mo
MrBook I think I‘m going to be getting less books this time too. Then again, when I see free books, my addiction impulse kicks in! 😳😱😆🙈 6mo
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💚 .........💏

A lot has happened since the last time (~7 months ago) I posted- life got very exciting yet very hectic for me so I took a hiatus.

- We got engaged❣ 💚💍💚
- We had to move in w/my (future) brother in law for some time
- We bought a new home🏡❣
- A HUGE move.... again, 😖📦📦📦😓
- Had my condo on the market.. & went to settlement Friday!! 😅🤗

Finally feeling a bit more settled, lol. ☯️
Perhaps you'll be seeing more fr me.😏

Samplergal Congratulations 🎉! 6mo
TheSpineView Wow! Congrats!! 6mo
MrBook WOOHOO!!!!! Congratulations, you two 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳! Very glad you‘re back! 6mo
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tournevis 👏👏👏👏👏👏 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations!!💫 6mo
JacqMac Congratulations! And welcome back. 6mo
TrishB Wow 😮 congrats 🎉🎉 6mo
LiteraryinLititz Congratulations and good to see you again! 6mo
Sarah83 Congrats 😍💪 6mo
Samplergal Beautiful ring! He did well. 😁 6mo
Avanders Congratulations!! 🍾🎉 6mo
Smrloomis Congratulations! 🥳💃🏽🥂 6mo
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The Kept Woman | Karin Slaughter
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🎧📖🌁👟👣🗽#Audiobook #CrimeThiller #Audiowalk

Took a NYC daytrip last weekend during which TONS of #Audiowalking was had as friends & I walked around Manhattan, Queens, & Brooklyn- which is where this pic was taken. 📸

Bonus: Got to finish this crazy wild ride of a police procedural along the way. 👟👟👟
However, now I want to read the books from her 2 series that introduces the main characters presented in this one! #TBR problems! 😖📚🤓

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📖☕🥞🍳🏡 #BookClubPick #BooksOverBreakfast #CoffeeAndBooks #HomeSweetHome

Too much stressful adulting as of late, but finally getting a nice relaxing chill Sunday at home & I plan on taking FULL advantage of it.

Starting with a yummy homemade breakfast by the beau & then starting my book club's current pick.

Happy #SundayFunday Littens !

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Wow.☻
'Wayward Pines' with a touch of 'Stranger Things' vibes thrown in- in a GREAT way.
Definitely has a decent creepy factor & evoked very vivid images that will stay with me for some time.
One of the things I 🖤'd the most & which worked to the strength of this haunting tale, is the author's great integration of historical witch folklore & atmospheric isolation alongside modern day technology & social media. Fabulously creepy fall read!

Velvetsun Loved this one so much. Wish he had more books released in English. 14mo
MarticaMustRead Ditto @Velvetsun ! I also really wish I could read Danish so that I could read the original ending! He changed the ending as well as the country for the English version! 14mo
Velvetsun @MarticaMustRead Yeah, I‘ve always been curious about the original ending. And FYI I just found out he does have an English short story on Kindle. It‘s only 30 pages but it might be worth picking up. 14mo
Reviewsbylola Ok you totally had me at Wayward Pines! 14mo
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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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🌮😋.....😒🎧📖 #Audiobook #YA #LibrarianLife #WorkPerks

The good news- food trucks at work today so I had tacos!😋

The NOT so good news- I really wanted to like this but both the story & narrator just didn't do anything for me. Extremely flat narration, & yes I get that that's kind of Leah's 'vibe', but there was no affect in the narrator's voice at ALL.😑
Or maybe #YA contemporaries aren't my thing?🤔

Oh well.🤷🏻‍♀️

On to the next!

MarticaMustRead I did @TheLudicReader and although I didn't LOve that one, I definitely enjoyed it more than this one. However, I completely adored 14mo
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🤔📚⁉️📚⁉️🤷🏻‍♀️ #BookwormProblems #LibrarianLife #TBR #CrimeThiller

Trying to decide between these two for my next work related book review...any thoughts/ opinions on these titles❔

MelissaSue81 I didn‘t read the other one but I liked Reconstructing Amelia a lot 14mo
MarticaMustRead Thanks for the input @MelissaSue81 , I ended up doing a chapter test with both & the Parks book actually won out but i'm definitely keeping 'Reconstructing Amelia' on my #TBR 😊👍 14mo
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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🧙🏼‍♀️📖🎃📺🖤 #WitchyReads #FallReads #Magic #CurrentRead #SundayFunday #HomeSweetHome

The perfect #SundayFunday- reading my current #WitchyRead while my favorite witchy movie is on TV❣#HocusPocus

(Currently showing on the Freeform network!) 😈

GoldenGirl I'm watching it too! My fave! 14mo
TheLudicReader How is Hex? It‘s on my tbr shelf. 14mo
Linsy Perfect pic! Your Sunday looks amazing. (edited) 14mo
MarticaMustRead @TheLudicReader i'm about 6 chapters in & it's totally giving me a mix of Wayward Pines & Stranger Things vibes & i'm loving it! 14mo
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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📖🧙🏼‍♀️🕯🍁☻ #WitchyReads #FallReads #Horror #CurrentRead

Cracking open & starting this #WitchyRead while I wait for my friend to arrive for our lunch date.

P.S.- I'm loving this #SweaterWeather❣ 🧥🙆🏻‍♀️

Linsy On my kindle; I need to read!! 💙 14mo
MarticaMustRead Yes u do @Linsy , I'm 6 chapters in and loving it so far. Think Wayward Pines meets Stranger Things vibes!😈 14mo
Linsy @MarticaMustRead Oooh, yaaaaassss! 14mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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An imaginative family saga about 4 siblings, told the date of their death & how this effects the trajectory of their lives.

➕ The familial bond that's conveyed through the siblings interactions, be they grieving worlds apart or rejoicing in the same room, you feel their unwavering sibling bond on the pge.
➕ Visceral sense of place/ time throughout, fr 1960's NYC to San Fran in the 80's & even the glitz of Vegas
➖Started stronger then it ended.

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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🎧📖🍃🍂🍁🤓 #Audiobook #FallReads #Magic

Finished listening to this eerily beautiful & macabre story today, and it went perfect with today's weather.

It finally feels like Fall!! 🍁🍃🍂🧣🧤🧥

This table & chair set toward the back of my work building always creeps me out a bit but figured it was the perfect gothic-esque back drop for this book. ☻

#TGIF Littens!

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🧙🏼‍♀️📖🕯 #YA #Magic #WitchyReads #FallReads #BookCoverLove

Sigh.😒
While it was wonderfully nostalgic to revisit Salem, the Denisson family, & of course- the fabulously wicked Sanderson sisters; sadly this didn't bring or add anything of note.

Flat undeveloped characters & an underwhelming storyline, I just went through the motions of turning pages it seemed. The idea of this was more exciting than the actual delivery IMO.....Bummer. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Linsy That‘s too bad ... 😔 1y
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Wrecked | Joe Ide
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❓????❔⁉️ #Audiobook #TBR #BookwormProblems #ForTheLoveOfBooks

Trying to decide which title I'll be picking with my next #Audible credit later this month.... decisions decisions.

It's between French's latest 'The Witch Elm" or the newest IQ mystery, "Wrecked"(tagged).

Strongly leaning toward IQ, I just love that series & character AND it's gotten rave reviews- was just released today! ?

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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🎧📖🍳🍞☕🏡 #Audiobook #BooksOverBreakfast #CoffeeAndBooks #HomeSweetHome

Finally finished listening to it while enjoying a late & leisurely breakfast- I'm off today. 🤗

I love Corman & Robin, so getting to hear about their evolving relationship- both personal & professional, although enjoyable, was hindered somewhat due to the (IMO) lack luster mystery this time around & the all too unnecessary length of this installment. [22.5hrs /656pgs!]⭐⭐⭐

BooksBikes12 What is that device your listening on ? 1y
MarticaMustRead @Books_Bikes_12 that's a screenshot from my Audible app.😊 1y
BooksBikes12 @MarticaMustRead Wow I'm tired....😣 Totally thought it was a reader. 1y
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🧙🏼‍♀️📖🛏🔮🍵🏡☻ #BooksInBed #FallReads #TeaTime #HomeSweetHome #WitchyReads

'The Witch is Back' .....

In bed, with a book and a cup of chai tea- happy cozy #SundayVibes Littens❣

Linsy What a great pic! 👍 1y
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🧙🏼‍♀️🔮🕯🐱📖 #WitchyReads #FallReads #Magic #LibrarianLife #WorkPerks #MiddleGrade

All alone at work this afternoon and it's SUPER quiet here sooo....

Jumping into this #Witchy treat while I've got an hour left to go before my 3day weekend starts! #TGIF 🤗

Gonna skip over 'Part One' & head straight to the sequel though. Part One (first half of book) is just a novelization of the movie - #WitchPLEASE, I just wanna get to the new story! 🧐🤪

Linsy Understood! I started to listen and got pretty disappointed... I hadn‘t read the fine print. 1y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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????? #FallReads #CurrentRead #LibrarianLife #WorkPerks

#TGIF Littens! ?

Next up for review at work, my co-worker chose the newish #Historical novel 'Dear Mrs. Bird' while I opted for a buzz book fr last fall, 'The Immortalists.' We both wanted to pick books with "fall-like" vibes.?

I'm already a quarter of the way into mine & totally sucked in.
I love a multi-layered family novel & this one is fitting the bill quite nicely so far.?

Crazeedi Both good books!😊👍 1y
MarticaMustRead Good to hear @Crazeedi , thanks!😀 1y
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??‍???? #Cookbook #CookbookLove #ForTheLoveOfBooks #BookCoverLove

Brought home these 2 cookbook beauties from the "new" section at my public library.

I can't stop flipping through them....????❣

Hoping to have some time this upcoming weekend to try out some recipes!??‍??

LibrarianRyan Filipino food. Good I miss it. 1y
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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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"This town...has never escaped its past- the thing it did two hundred years ago. Ghosts remain. But sometimes, the past is the only thing keeping a place alive. Without it, this fragile town may have long ago been washed out with the tide, sunken into the harbor in defeat. But it persists, because it must."

*Quote fr this atmospheric read about an island town & its curse due to the Swan sisters.
A bit predictable, but a nice autumnal read.

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??☻???☠ #SpookyReads #FallReads #Thriller #Horror #TBR #LibraryHaul #BookCoverLove

Happy 1st of October Littens!

Picked up some #SpookyReads for the month❗

- I didn't get around to reading 'Hex' last Fall, but I'm determined to get to it this time!???‍♀️

- Heard about 'Kill Creek' on the "Books in the Freezer" thriller #podcast which I love. ??

- Lala, a fav #Booktuber raved about Malerman's novella, +that cover=yes please❕

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Juana and Lucas | Juana Medina
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🤓📚🍂📖🍃📚🍁 #EarlyChaperBooks #ForTheLoveOfBooks #RaisingReaders #LibrarianLife

I'm having way too much fun picking out books for the munchkin & I to read together at bedtime. 🤗

I wonder which one she'll pick for us to start with tonight...🤔

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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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Non- bookish aside:

Running my personal errands while the beau is at work, and that included at Target run to pick up these wonderful makeup wipes I recently discovered.

The Honest brand is known for being very natural, paraben free & cruelty free - all things I look for in my beauty products if at all possible.
Not to mention that they smell DIVINE to boot❣

I swear i'm not sponsored, lol, I just love them. Highly recommend❣

BellaBookNook I like the body oil so I would have to give these a try! (edited) 1y
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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????? #BooksOverBreakfast #BooksNbrunch #Audiobook #CurrentListen

Drove a ways (while audio listening) to this diner in Bmore to have a catch-up brunch with a good girlfriend of mine- she's a fanatic for diners, lol.

But man, let me tell you, these "French toast waffles" with strawberries, banana, & caramel sauce were TOTALLY worth it❣ ?❤?

Happy #SundayFunday littens!

[The Diner is called "Broadway Diner" in Baltimore]

Cinfhen Looks delicious 😋 1y
Aims42 🤤 yum!! Currently waiting for a table at our favorite breakfast place. Happy Sunday Funday!! 1y
Elizabeth2 Broadway Diner was featured on Diner Drive-in‘s and Dives! A local treasure! Glad you enjoyed your meal. 😊 1y
MarticaMustRead Oh how cool @Elizabeth2 , I didn't know that, awesome! Totally coming back with the beau, he'd love this place and it's 6 page menu of options lol. It totally was @Cinfhen . 😋 1y
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟❣ #Memoir

Beautifully crafted & eloquently composed, ladies & gentlemen- this woman can WRITE! 📝🖋💙

A wonderful introspective & heartfelt memoir in which Fields reflects on it all unflinchingly, raw & sincere in her assessment of not only her life & her craft, but most profoundly of herself & all that she's lived through, strived for, & deservedly achieved. An exceptional memoir whose last chapter & epilogue, utterly gutted me! 😪🤧

LibrarianRyan Such a good picture of you!! 1y
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A solid #memoir, whose strength lies in its solid depiction of how the immigration struggle effects the children, not only with feelings of abandonment when they are left behind, but how those emotional scars can turn into resentment which in turn effect the parent-child relationship when they‘re reunited. While also having to struggle balancing assimilating to the U.S. while not losing sight of their culture & traditions from their home country.

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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🎧☔💧🌧📖🤓 #Audiobook #CurrentListen #Series #Mystery #FallVibes #LibrarianLife

My current view at work (we're on the 7th floor) and I think it's glorious & the perfect backdrop as I work & start listening to the latest Corman Strike installment❣🤗 #WorkPerks

I'm even looking forward to my drive home later thanks to Corman & Robin!🚦🚗🚚🚕🚛 🚓🚌😉

LiteraryinLititz Lovely view! 1y
Aims42 So jealous of your view!!! My office is next to a bar... good people watching 😂 1y
MarticaMustRead Oh wow @Aims42 I bet that definitely help pass the time, people watching is great- specially when they've been drinking, lol!😄😉 1y
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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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🍵📖🕯💙🧙🏼‍♀️🏡🌛☔⚡🌠 #FallReads #WitchyReads #TeaTime #BookCoverLove #HomeSweetHome

All set with a cup of hot tea, a candle & my new read for some #EveningReading on this rainy night!

Because what could be more Fall-like than a #WitchyRead, right? 😉

Oh this cover❣

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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🎧📖🤔 #Audiobook #Retelling

Just made the 3🌟 mark, but barely.

Here's the thing:
➖ Way too many POV's throughout
➖ The shifts of POV's were completely abrupt & without indicators, therefore EXTREMELY disorienting & disruptive- especially on audio! 🤯

➕But Novik masterfully creates such vibrant & rich atmosphere that you truly feel like you're there, in that far away land feeling every bite of cold.

CONTINUED BELOW⬇️

MarticaMustRead CONTINUED: Overall, I just didn't find myself as enchanted as I was with "Uprooted". 1y
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????❣ #MiddleGrade #BooksAboutBooks #LibrarianLife

But as a librarian, this little gem, "Inspired by the true story of a girl who lived in the library..." TOTALLY rings all by bells❣??‍♀️

And hello, that cover⁉️ YES please❗?

#TGIF Littens ☺

Leniverse This is perfect! I must have this! I‘m not even going to pretend it‘s for the kids. 😂 1y
RealLifeReading Ooh I want that 1y
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🤓📚🔮🎃📚☻ #LibrarianLife #WorkPerks #FallReads #WitchyReads

Processing some new #YA , #MiddleGrade & childrens book arrivals while doing some audio listening at work, making the most out of my Friday❣🤗 #TGIF

SIDENOTE: I'm super excited to read the Hocus Pocus Sequel- saving it for next month. If I can wait that long... #WitchPlease🔮😈

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In Pieces | Sally Field
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🌜🏡📖🥣🤓🌠 #EveningReading #Memoir #HomeSweetHome

I get to review this beauty for work & I couldn't be happier about it❣
Started it earlier tonight & can already tell this is going to be a fabulous read.🤩 #LibrarianLife #WorkPerks

Read in an article that it took her ~7 yrs or so to write this bc she wanted to write it herself, there was no ghost writer & I'm so glad bc fr what I've read so far, she's a beautiful story teller. 💓

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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😋🥣📖🎧🤓 #LunchtimeListen #CurrentListen #Audiobook #Magic #Fairytale #Retelling #LibrarianLife

Enjoying this hot bowl of comforting chicken florentine soup as I dive into this magical retelling during my lunch break. I've got high hopes for this one-- as I absolutely adored 'Uprooted' by her❣

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🌞📖🍃🌱🤓 #BookClubPick #Memoir #LatinX #Diversity #LibrarianLife

Taking advantage of the sun finally coming out to read my bookclub book in the courtyard at work while on my break.

It's a tough look into the toll immigration takes on the kids that are left behind while parents cross, as well as the struggle to rebuild bonds once reunited, very good so far.
Turns out it was the 'One Book One Maryland' read in 2014!

Happy hump day Littens!

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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All the gothic stars!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤❣

The superb gothic atmosphere along with the two paralleling mysteries which span several decades plus just the right touch of the macabre, made this the perfect recipe for me and for the transition into fall reading. ☻

This gave me all the fall vibes I could ever want and I loved every second of it!

Gothic storytelling perfection❣🙆🏻‍♀️

Will definitely be dipping into St. James' backlist for sure! 🤩

Tamra Oh, love a gothic! Stacked 1y
Reviewsbylola What a perfectly creepy picture! 1y
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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☕📖🍁🍂🧡 #FallReads #Gothic #FallVibes #BooksOverBreakfast #BooksAndCoffee

I am speeding through this and LOVING it!
Super gothic atmosphere & therefore a perfect transition read into fall. ☻🧥🧣🧤🧦

Vihrig It's on my list. Good to know. Thanks! 😊 1y
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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🎧📖💙❣

5 🌟's
Absolutely wonderful from beginning to end & completely worthy of all the praise & accolades it's received. Equal measures heartwarming, hilarious, inspirational & informative, this audiobook should be required listening for all (high school age+).
A natural born story teller, listening to him tell his story made this all the more lovely as he does voices/accents for his family members.
Can't recommend this #Audiobook enough❣

Guildedearlobe I have this from when Audible offered it for free but still haven‘t listened. It‘s not my normal kind of book but I plan to listen to it one day. 1y
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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?????? #LibrarianLife #Audiobook #CurrentListen

Listening to Trevor's wonderful #memoir as I deprocess these books for discarding- a necessary evil in the library world to make room on the shelves for more titles.

But no worries, they'll be placed on our "Wild Books" cart outside where both patients & staff can pick as many as they like to take, like a free little library. ?

Side note: I could listen to Trevor Noah all day!??

DivineDiana How great is that for the library patrons! 1y
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#TGIF 🤓❣

The premise of this 📖 checks SO many boxes for me: inheritance of a bookstore, family secrets, quirky book store staff, literary scavenger hunt (OMG YES!); which is why I had been hoping to LOVE this rather than just LIKE it.

I did enjoy it & yes it even gave me some feels, but the writing was...meh.

And the big central family 'mystery'? It was absurdly predictable- I guessed it w/in the first 3 chapters.

Nice & cozy enough.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute pic 💗💗 1y
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Not Her Daughter | Rea Frey
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???? #BookClubPick #BookwormProblems #LibrarianLife #ForTheLoveOfBooks

These are the 2 picks my book club is voting on for our Oct read.
See a theme anyone?? (??) Lol.

Both happen to be on my GoodReads #TBR but after much deliberation AND seeing the much raved about reviews there & on here, I voted for "Not Her Daughter." We'll see if that one wins.?

Not to mention that the cover is giving me totally fabulous Fall vibes!?????

RadicalReader @MarticaMustRead I would read both lol I like the cover of the book on the left 1y
MarticaMustRead That's my plan lol @RadicalReader !😁 1y
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📖🤓🥗🥐🍖💙😋 #LunchtimeReading #LibrarianLife #BooksAboutBooks #CurrentRead

New day, new book!

We had a Greek food truck at work today, so Greek bowl for lunch it is! 🇬🇷😋

Happy hump day littens❣

RadicalReader @MarticaMustRead Greek food is AWESOME AND DELICIOUS 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead Looks delicious! 1y
MelissaSue81 Looks yummy! 1y
Amymeyerson Enjoy...both the lunch and the novel!!! 1y
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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🎧📖🍩🥛

I wish I could say that this #audiobook was as sweet & enjoyable as my Krispy Kreme doughnut was(😋), but to be honest, I found it nowhere nearly as entertaining as, 'The Wedding Date' and in my opinion, hardly believable.
I just didn't buy into these characters nor their attraction to one another unfortunately. 🙁

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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[Pic: How I spent my Labor Day weekend💁🏻‍♀️]

🌞📖😎🇨🇴❣ #LatinX #Diversity

Both touching & heartbreaking, Contreras truly captured the atmosphere & sense of foreboding that permeated that era in Colombia with beautiful yet simple prose, told through the eyes of two young girls from vastly different socio economic backgrounds. As someone who grew up in a Colombian family, this truly resonated for me. A very strong debut. Bravo Contreras❣👍

RadicalReader @MarticaMustRead absolutely awesome way to spend a lovely Labor Day. I spent it binge watching Big Bang Theory Season 4-10 that I rented from the library. 1y
AmyG I am reading this now and really enjoying it. A great debut. 1y
britt_brooke Love this photo! 1y
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MarticaMustRead Love me some BBT @RadicalReader ! I'm so sad the final season (as in Finale) is coming up!😢 1y
MarticaMustRead So glad to hear that @AmyG ! 1y
RadicalReader @MarticaMustRead Penny and Leonard are my favorite couple so cute. Hope they do a spin off or something with the rest of the cast. I swear they‘re like family with me having seen the show since Season 3. Same with the wonderful show Scorpion which people on twitter are wanting a Season 5 because of how unresolved Season 4 was. 1y
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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😓....📖🍨😋 #EveningReading #BooksInBed

Tonite calls for ice cream straight out of the tub.

It's been 3 days of packing, organizing & unpacking as my beau & I moved out of his rental & into a room at his brother's apt temporarily (3 months @ most 🤞) while our new house is finished being built.

I'm still somewhat exhausted but this is the 1st time in the last 4 days that I'm able to settle in with my book❣

Happy evening reading Littens!🌜

LiteraryinLititz Sorry it‘s been so hectic lately, but it sounds like good things are coming with the new place and hopefully more reading time! 1y
MarticaMustRead Thank you @LiteraryinLititz ! And you're absolutely right, the end game will totally be worth it, I'll just have to bide my time with reading. 😊 1y
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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🌞🍀🎧📖🌿💑 #Audiobook #Audiowalk #LunchtimeListen #CurrentListen #Romance

Taking advantage of today's clear skies to start a new audiobook.

I've heard/read lots of mixed reviews on this one.🤔 Seems folks either love it or don't. ☯️

I certainly love the sound of the premise, so let's see what camp I'll fall into.....👀

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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😋💛💙❤🇨🇴📖🥛 #Diversity #LatinX #EveningReading

Guava & cheese filled pastries with a glass of milk to begin this new read by fellow Colombiana❣#QvivaColombia 🇨🇴💛💙❤

Happy evening reading Littens!

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Bruja Born | Zoraida Cordova
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📖🧙🏼‍♀️🔮👭🏻🕯🐱 #LunchtimeListen #YA #Magic #Diversity #LatinX

A very strong follow up, can't wait for the next dark & magical adventure of the Mortiz sisters & the whole bruja clan!

SMayWrites This cover 💕😍 Did you love the book? 1y
MarticaMustRead I did @SMayWrites ! Very much looking forward to the next one!🤗 1y
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🎧📖🤩👍 #Audiobook #BookishThings

Just finished while waiting for my dr. appointment.

This was GREAT.

It's been a while since a #CrimeThiller has captivated me like this did. From the continuously twisty plotline to the unlikely yet perfectly paired PI duo of Cap & Vega, I couldn't stop listening. Hoping Luna will write more mysteries with Vega as her lead character. There's so much more to her mysterious background that I want to know!

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🎧📖😁👍 #Audiobook #LibrarianLife #TGIF

I was completely entertained & flew through this one.

Mr. Brown does it again & I'm not mad at him. 🤗

callielafleur I really liked his earlier stuff before Da Vinci Code 1y
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The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) | Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
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Mehso-so

Told in a conversational style, the Gaines tell stories about their early yrs. & how their major milestones & setbacks effected them not only on an individual level but also as a couple & growing family. But tbh, this fell pretty flat due to its lack of depth. Even just a wee bit of deeper introspection would've helped.
For me, the true highlights here were learning about how & why Joanna's design aesthetic came to be & changed over the years.

MarticaMustRead CONTINUED-- Not to mention that Chip comes off as very inconsiderate as a marriage partner due to the MANY times he made impulsive rash decisions that effected the whole family, without consulting his wife!😠 1y
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