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Joined April 2016

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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I read Hamnet in January and absolutely loved it. Picked up Heatwave and Esme Lennox. Loved those too! So I just grabbed the rest 😂 Finished the last one just in time for her new one next week. (Hamnet is definitely my fav)

TrishB I love her too ❤️ 3mo
BkClubCare Focus! Love this. 3mo
CarolynM I loved the only one I‘ve read. I will read more one day…🥴 3mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve read 4 or 5 of her books and loved them all! 3mo
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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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Congressman- “All I know is that we just spent a lot of damn time learning nothing of consequence except what it feels like to get your ass handed to you by a goddamned librarian!”
I love that the hero in this story is a librarian!! 🥰

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Bookstore haul!

Tamra I saw the titled book yesterday in a shop and was very tempted! 4mo
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Phenomenal book! The story and characters were great, but I also learned so much about deaf culture and deaf history. In the Author‘s Note, she writes that she hopes this book to be rallying call for allies and I think this novel can achieve this.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Olivares details his experience working with families separated at the border in 2018, interspersed with his own experiences as an immigrant. He does a great job explaining complex intricacies and history of our immigration system.

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Walked into the bookstore today and picked up four intriguing, but unknown to me, titles. Can‘t wait to dig in! Where to start??

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New to Liberty | Demisty D. Bellinger
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Don't miss this captivating look into the Exodust movement, as freed African Americans established Black communities across the Great Plains during the late 19th century. At once a look at the diversity of Great Plains history as well as an opportunity to consider history as a catalyst for art, author and professor DeMisty D. Bellinger explains how these migrations informed her forthcoming novel, New to Liberty.
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Entertaining and thought provoking, just like her last collection. The essay on self care is so on point- definitely my favorite in this book.

BarbaraTheBibliophage That essay sounds spot on! 9mo
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My Monticello: Fiction | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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Really enjoyed this one on audio- each story uses a different narrator, with Levar Burton reading the first one! Loved the title story and “Buying a House Ahead of the Apocalypse”.

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Read these amazing books this weekend and while they could not be more different, they are both ultimately about plagues. One biological, one social.

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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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Wasn‘t sure what to read next so I went with a color theme. 😄

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Orwell's Roses | Rebecca Solnit
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If war has an opposite, gardens might sometimes be it…

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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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So dark and weird and hilarious. And the commentary is spot on.

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Every man you ever meet is nothing but the product of what was withheld from him, what he feels owed.

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Pickard County Atlas: A Novel | Chris Harding Thornton
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Listening to this on audio before the author talk.

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Turned out to be a fitting publication day.

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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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There are so many ways of being despicable... But the way to really be despicable is to be contemptuous of other people‘s pain.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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#bookmail today!!

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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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Economy of attention

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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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So many gems in just the first essay alone.

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Focus on you. On the things that make you happy and calm. The things that make your heart beat faster and slower. This is how you will learn who you are, and what you are supposed to do in this life.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I know I‘m late to the game on this one, but wow! So refreshingly insightful- I was genuinely surprised with this one. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

CogsOfEncouragement I listened to the audio book and could not have loved it more. 3y
RaimeyGallant And how! 3y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I didn‘t plan on reading this- I skipped it when it was a Book of the Month selection and had not interest in it whatsoever. But then it started winning all of those reader‘s choice awards so I picked it up to see what the big deal was. And before I knew it, I was halfway through! What a fun adventure!

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The governor of Nebraska is pretty pissed that our state library commission chose this for our One Book read. Of course, my first reaction was to order a copy. Can‘t wait to read it!
https://mobile.twitter.com/TedGenoways/status/1082290450768322561

Tamra Oh, nothing better for publicity! Now even I know about the book! 👏🏾 4y
Emilymdxn I‘m gonna buy that book immediately... 4y
sprainedbrain Love it!! 4y
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Nebklvr I had to scrounge around for this book as it was sold out in surrounding towns and even on amazon! 4y
SaraBeagle @Nebklvr It was sold out for a bit in Omaha too. I am about 1/3 of the way through but set it down for a library hold that came in. Enjoying it so far 4y
Nebklvr @SaraBeagle I am glad the author is getting a boost from it. 4y
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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If stream-of-consciousness is not your thing, this one is not for you. It's bleak & dark but the writing style gives a strong viewpoint in life in a war zone and to be a young woman in a violent, oppressive society. Burns offers so many opportunities to really connect with the narrator - particularly the book-lover and the habit of burying ones nose in books in order to avoid the terrible political situation. Recommended for fans of Eimer McBride.

Lovesbooks87 I love that bookmark! 4y
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The House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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I had to put this down (and most everything else) after losing my grandma to cancer a couple months ago. I finally picked it up and it was just what I needed. A very personal (but fiction) story of mortality, cancer and family. I included a shot of the author‘s note on his inspiration for the novel.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. What a passage. I‘m glad it felt like a good choice to you as you grieve. ♥️ 4y
batsy I'm sorry for your loss. 4y
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Rage Becomes Her | Soraya Chemaly
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How objectification works

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Interesting history of medicine, NY and the US as told through the lens of Bellevue Hospital. From the contributions of their doctors to Civil War battlefield medicines, to how the hospital and its staff handled the outbreak of AIDS, 9/11, and Hurricane Sandy.

Nebklvr I love nonfiction related to medicine. Will check it out 4y
SaraBeagle @Nebklvr He won the Pulitzer for his book on Polio. I have it, but haven‘t read it yet. 4y
Nebklvr @SaraBeagle I read that one! Didn‘t connect the name. It was very good. Nonfiction made readable! 4y
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Rage Becomes Her | Soraya Chemaly
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“As girls‘ smiles become less authentic, so, too, does their understanding of themselves”

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m anxious to read this one since I recently finished 4y
SaraBeagle @BarbaraTheBibliophage I just finished that one today. It‘ll be interesting to see the different approaches 4y
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#BookHaul Where to start?!?!

MelissaSue81 I really want to read Notorious RBG. She is amazing. I watched the documentary a few weeks back and just wow! 4y
Suelizbeth Notorious RBG is really good. I‘m currently reading the Rebecca Traister and it is awesome. 4y
SaraBeagle @Suelizbeth I keep going back to the end papers in the Traister! 4y
Suelizbeth @SaraBeagle They truly enhance the book and keep my hopes up! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Read the Traister — and when you get to Rage Becomes Her, please post quotes!! 4y
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Morris is a former Marine and war reporter who was injured by an IED in Iraq. Subsequently diagnosed with PTSD, he began researching it. Expecting to write a book about veterans and PTSD, Morris was surprised to find that most cases of PTSD involve civilian women: survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The result is part memoir, part social history of the disease and who it affects, veterans and civilians alike.

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The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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This line.... reading this while trying to avoid the disgusting news coverage

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Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Eerie, creepy, psychological thrillers. When you start a story, you have no idea where she‘s going to take you, but you have to appreciate her sharp, snappy twist endings! Each one could easily be a Twilight Zone episode.

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Well this came through much faster than I expected!! I‘m going in!

Samplergal It‘s worth it. Took me a week to read bc I just couldn‘t do large chunks all at once. 4y
melissajayne My hold is coming through as well. 😬 4y
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Papillon | Henri Charriere
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I should be out enjoying this by the fire pit but it‘s grossly hot out. Again. I‘m so ready for fall weather!!

BlameJennyJane I‘m just a couple hours east of you near Des Moines. Looks like come Friday we will be in better shape for the first day of fall! Can‘t wait! 🍁☕️🔥🧣🦊 4y
SaraBeagle @BlameJennyJane I hope it sticks around this time! It always feels so wrong going to the pumpkin patch in shorts and a T-shirt 🙂 4y
BlameJennyJane I agree! Same goes for football games! Lol 4y
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August is always so crazy with prepping for the new semester, I hardly have time to read. But this weekend I made plans to read a book a day. Mission accomplished. ✔️✔️✔️

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Boom. #micdrop

Libby1 Excellent. 4y
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I love data

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Finishing up the book with some great statistics!

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Lake Success: A Novel | Gary Shteyngart
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This video is a perfect example of Gary Shteyngart‘s humor. If you‘re amused, definitely check out the book! And yeah, that‘s Ben Stiller 😆
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPwrEPvSjm0

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Ice | Anna Kavan
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Birthday #bookhaul arrived today. Which one should I read first?

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The Master: A Novel | Colm Toibin
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I love Colm Toibin, he‘s a fantastic writer. However, I can‘t stand Henry James so a novel about James, written in his style was not for me. If you like James, you may be interested in this novel based on his life, which details the people, places and events that inspired him.

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A biography of the first Native American to receive a medical degree. 30+ years before women could vote and before Native Americans obtained citizenship. After graduating valedictorian, she returned to #Nebraska to open a hospital on the reservation that showcased new, trailblazing treatments. #NebraskaBooks

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A House for Mr. Biswas | V.S. Naipaul
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Sad news. I‘ve only read a few of his books, but absolutely loved the tagged book. Highly recommend checking it out.

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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This is a very dark, intense story, but I snorted out loud when I read that line! 😆

Aimeesue Not that I actively wish for anyone's death, but I laughed out loud. And scared the dog. 😂 4y
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Audio-stitching bibs for an upcoming baby shower

Reggie This is the cutest!!!! Lolol 4y
SaraBeagle @Reggie thanks! Expecto Vomitus is next 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled HA!! Love it! 4y
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Oh #netgalley, you are my friend. So excited to get this Arc!

AmyG Let us know how this is. Love John Boyne. 4y
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