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Smrloomis
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Future books from LeVar Burton!! Someone sign me up for these 2026 and 2028 pubs - especially the inspirational memoir 😍

Smrloomis Oh also in case anyone‘s interested this came from Book Riot‘s Today in Books substack: https://todayinbooks.substack.com/ 2w
vivastory Def will be reading the memoir 2w
vlwelser I misread this and was questioning how he got a Women's prize nom. Someone needs a nap. 2w
Smrloomis @vivastory I know, right?!! 2w
Smrloomis @vlwelser ha ha I love that 😂😂😂 2w
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Pickpick

Heart warming, filled with great illustrations and an innocent first crush before high school. Really good read that I recommend highly.

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John Paul Brammer is publishing a new children‘s book called Samara. He wrote: “Samara is, among other things, a love letter to those weird kids sitting in the very back of the classroom with their heads in the clouds, who doodle and take cracks at poetry and find comfort and refuge in language.” 🥳🥳🥳

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The Neighbor Favor | Kristina Forest
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“He‘d definitely popped up in her dreams dressed as an old school sexy elevator operator…” is HYSTERICAL to me for some reason 😂

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Roaming | Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
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Pickpick

Liked this but didn‘t absolutely love it. Probably because I‘m way past the late teens/early 20s angst that drives the Canadian characters over the course of their 2009 NYC trip. Loved the art though and think it‘s a good read for the right readers.

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Poverty, by America | Matthew Desmond
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Pickpick

This book is so galvanizing. I finally finished it and hope everyone will read it.

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Poverty, by America | Matthew Desmond
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“Poverty isn‘t simply the condition of not having enough money. It‘s the condition of not having enough choice and being taken advantage of because of that.”

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Pickpick

“You are as good a cause to invest in as anything else, and your capacity to do good in the world around you heavily depends on your ability to live well.”

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Smrloomis
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Pickpick

Forgot to post a review but this is an excellent workbook style text for grownups trying to get their financial stuff together. You complete steps as Aliche guides and encourages you. I appreciate the clear way she lays out everything. Check this out if you could benefit!

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Smrloomis
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💕💕💕 “Instead of exerting all of your energy trying to convince someone of a truth you hold dear, spend more time living a life that exemplifies your values in a way that makes it difficult to refute the power of your perspective.” I love this! This would make a good daily meditations book.

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Pickpick

Finished this finally and loved it 🤩

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Pickpick

This book is phenomenal and everyone should read it. I LOVED it SO MUCH! 💗😍

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This is so so good 💗💗💗

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Smrloomis
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Found a lot to agree with here, even as someone whose family doesn‘t fall under the LGBTQIA2S+ identities. Glad to see more diverse perspectives being published (at least in some places) and hope this book reaches as many readers as possible 🤞🏽

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Pickpick

I LOVED this book and am so glad I finally got to finish it. Encouraging advice for families of all kinds 💕🌈 I also liked the illustrations a lot and actually thought they added to the text (something I don‘t always feel in books aimed at adults). Highly recommended!

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Big | Vashti Harrison
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Pickpick

I love Harrison‘s other books and this did not disappoint. I adored this book‘s illustrations and message. Everyone should read it. 💕💕💕

Lindy I agree. Great book! 2mo
Smrloomis @Lindy I know! Her illustrations and stories are so so good! (edited) 2mo
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Ok my picture (at a roller rink no less so the lighting is pretty weird) is terrible but this book is so SO GOOD 🌈🤩🥳

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How to Bird | Rasha Hamid
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Pickpick

Loved this 😍

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I LOVED THIS so much because Hollis is hysterical 😂😂😂. Even enjoyed his short “Worst of the Worst” section which included this revolting little recipe for Pickle Cheesecake 🤢

LeahBergen Oh, gross! Why is there sugar in the crust?? 😆 3mo
BkClubCare Someone sent me a Pickle Pie recipe once 😳 3mo
Smrloomis @LeahBergen I know!! As if the sour cream and goat cheese weren‘t enough!! 😂 3mo
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Smrloomis @BkClubCare I love dill pickles but I‘ve tried dill pickle beer and dill pickle popcorn - and found both to be just gross. 3mo
Soubhiville 🙊 no thanks! 3mo
Smrloomis @Soubhiville I love that he called it a “devil quiche” 😂😂😂 3mo
willaful @LeahBergen I made a recipe for “onion pie“ from an old cookbook and not having any saltines, did a Ritz cracker crust. I was afraid the sweetness of the Ritz would ruin it but it was actually super tasty and everyone loved it. 3mo
willaful This book looks like an absolute hoot! 3mo
LeahBergen @willaful That sounds really good. Ritz crackers have a good balance of salty and sweet. 😆 3mo
Tamra 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Karkar I love his Instagram account. He makes some recipes and you get to see his sense of humor 3mo
Susanita That sounds awful 3mo
willaful I'm gonna go see if I can get this as a last minute birthday present for my husband. 😁 3mo
Smrloomis @willaful YES! I adored this book and find him and his sense of humor delightful 🙃 3mo
Smrloomis @Susanita @Tamra YUP. Just gross! 3mo
Smrloomis @Karkar he‘s so funny! 3mo
PathfinderNicole My whole family says things like nilla! or eggies or moo juice whenever we‘re baking or cooking thanks to him 😂 we obviously love Hollis in this house! 3mo
Smrloomis @PathfinderNicole 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
TieDyeDude @wildalaskabibliophile loves seeing recipes like this on Facebook 😅 3mo
BookNAround Bwahahaha! My daughter might actually attempt this (and then have the gall to like it). 3mo
Smrloomis @BookNAround 😂 If she does, I‘d love to hear what she thinks!!! 3mo
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Smrloomis
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OMG I LOVE this 😂😂😂. I had no idea who Rock was before I started and the audio is incredible 💕💕💕

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Ram Dass on the death of a child: “Is anyone strong enough to stay conscious through such teaching [meaning great suffering] you are receiving?” Not from the tagged book but another compiled by Usher called Grief.

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From French writer Colette on finding a letter from her long dead mother: “How strange: one can successfully “hold” oneself very well in the hardest hours. But then, someone makes a friendly gesture behind a window, one notices a blossom which was just a bud yesterday - or a letter slips from a drawer - and everything falls apart.”

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Rainbow Shopping | Qing Zhuang
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Pickpick

I swore I posted this already but maybe I just imagined it? Anyway this is a great read about a girl who has recently moved from China to New York City by a woman who did that in her childhood. It‘s so sweet and the mom pulls the little girl out of bed “like a giant turnip”! 😍

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This is of course the absolute least of their worries but it‘s still so sad. It‘s 1975 and Saigon is now under Communist control and her family is trying to figure out how to survive…

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Pickpick

LOVE THIS SO MUCH. Book 1 ends on a cliffhanger!

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Salaam, with Love | Sara Sharaf Beg
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Cool YA sale! Wish I had room to get some of these…https://pangobooks.com/bookstore/heyella

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Smrloomis
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I‘m on page 15 and I already LOVE this and have to get book 2 💕💕💕

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Smrloomis
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Pickpick

These illustrations are so lovely!! 😍 Also this book has very little text - like a few lines every 10+ pages? but it still tells an interesting story 💕

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Smrloomis
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Pickpick

If you love Carle‘s illustrations, you‘ll love this book. It is just so beautiful 😍

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Pickpick

This is amazing and deserves all the hype. CW: sexual assault / rape, and repeated mentions of substance abuse (although addiction is not depicted on the page).

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Smrloomis
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Only a dozen pages in and this is just …wow!

Prairiegirl_reading Really good!! 11mo
Smrloomis @Prairiegirl_reading YES! So true!!! 11mo
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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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Pickpick

Written in verse, this is a fast and lovely read. Started it a long while ago so I‘m glad I finally got to finish it!

Blaire My son is currently reading this for school. Hoping to read it myself too. 11mo
Smrloomis @Blaire definitely get a copy! It‘s a fast and endearing read. 11mo
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The Last Mapmaker | Christina Soontornvat
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Very good so far… 🤩

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Smrloomis
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Pickpick

Great book and stunning illustrations.

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Smrloomis
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This picture doesn‘t do it justice but this book is so beautiful and interesting. Everyone should get a copy! And here is a quote: “Patience is the love of life.”

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Pickpick

Slim but good. For me this was a borrow not buy kind of book. It was a little too short but otherwise I liked it.

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Garlic and the Witch | Bree Paulsen
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Pickpick

My pictures don‘t nearly do it justice but I loved this second book in Garlic‘s adventures. Highly recommended.

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Garlic and the Witch | Bree Paulsen
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Oh how I love the expressive little Garlic in this!

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In Blossom | Cheon Yooju
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Pickpick

So adorable. Very little text but I loved the illustrations!

Suet624 💕💕 13mo
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Smrloomis
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Pickpick

Thought-provoking and interesting. If you haven‘t read this already, you should get a copy!

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Noodlehead Nightmares | Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, Mitch Weiss
Mehso-so

Glad I tried one of these but I have to say it was just ok. Limited text and repetition that might help struggling readers. Didn‘t think it was especially funny but maybe some very little kids would. For me this is something to borrow not buy.

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Unfinished Corner | Dani Colman
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Pickpick

Loved this. Not sure how hard it would be to follow if you don‘t know anything about Judaism, but I think the little notes would help those who don‘t know what some terms mean.

TieDyeDude Cool. My wife would love this! 14mo
Smrloomis @TieDyeDude Awesome! I hope more readers will find it and enjoy it! 14mo
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Pickpick

I finished this a while ago and found it very introspective and interesting. It was as much about the author and her relationship with her mother as it was about Roy Hudgins. CW for sexual assault, addiction, abandonment.

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Pickpick

Picked this up on a Kinokuniya visit when I wasn‘t going to buy anything and then this somehow ended up in my hands? It was weirdly delightful. Highly recommend it if it interests you.

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The Night Diary | Veera Hiranandani
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Pickpick

I was hesitant to read this given that I thought this might be too scary a topic for a younger reader, but in the end I was impressed. I thought this was well done. And now maybe I should set a goal to read more Newbery winners next year.

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Pickpick

A good, quick read! Sorry for the crap picture but that way you can see the size of the text. Sometimes that helps me get an idea of who I would recommend this to. Could be good for reluctant readers or kids moving from picture books to chapter books. Set in Trinidad with mentions of London.

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Smrloomis
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I was hooked from the translator‘s note… so far I‘ve found this to be funny and engrossing. I‘ll keep you posted!

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Pickpick

Enjoyed this middle-grade by a Korean-American author and Vietnamese illustrator. Now for book 2!

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Blue | Britta Teckentrup
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Pickpick

I‘ve loved everything I‘ve read by Britta Teckentrup so far! This is a good one for kids or adults who might be feeling a little sad. Beautiful illustrations.

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