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abbylibrarian

Joined April 2016

Collection development librarian! abbythelibrarian.com Frequent reading buddy = my cat Howie.
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A People's History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian
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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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Read in February! #readingstats #readin2019 Favorites: New Kid by Jerry Craft and The Perfect Predator.

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Read in January! Favorites: Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo and You Are Enough by Jen Petro-Roy.
I haven‘t been on Litsy too much lately! Hello! #readin2019 #readingstats

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Started this one and LOVE IT. I know what I‘m doing tonight (probably finishing this). Out in Feb!

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Chores this morning! 😝 Good thing I‘ve got a stellar audiobook!

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To Obama: Diary of a Nation | Jeanne Marie Laskas
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Just curled up with this lovely book. ❤️

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The General's Cook | Ramin Ganeshram
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Ooh my holds came in! 😍 #librarylife

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m curious about the Sawbones book! How is it? 12mo
abbylibrarian @BarbaraTheBibliophage I haven‘t started it yet but perused through a bit and really looking forward to it! It‘s structured a little like the podcast with Justin‘s funny comments in little green boxes 😂 12mo
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Nowhere Child | Christian White
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The view from here! I love my Kindle Paperwhite because I can read by the light of the 🎄 😊

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Loved the first two thirds of this book, which were Annie Spence‘s letters to books she‘s read or encountered. Fun and funny! The last third is annotated lists of book recommendations which I could have lived without (especially on audio), but I‘m sure some readers will dig them. Would recommend this to librarians and book nerds!

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I really enjoyed this prequel to Anne of Green Gables that imagines Marilla Cuthbert‘s teen and young adult years. Not sure it‘s how I would have imagined it, but it hit the spot for a historical #audiobook novel for November.

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Loving this audiobook! I kept adding extra loops to my morning walk so I could keep listening!

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A fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern Pakistan. Hand this to P&P fans and fans of multicultural romance. Out in January!

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Our power‘s our from an ice storm but look what came in the mail today! 😍 Has anyone read it yet???

swishandflick Power outages make for cool pics 😄📸 13mo
Samplergal Just started it today. 13mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Time for #bookclub!

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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The most in-depth discussion my #bookclub has had was a Jodi Picoult and we‘re doing this one next month. I know it‘ll be a lively discussion, too! Set during a hostage shooting at an abortion clinic, this issue-driven novel explores pro-life and pro-choice from a variety of points of view.

MelissaSue81 I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was so much better than many of her recent books! 13mo
Samplergal Loved it! 13mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Living the dream! Rereading this for #bookclub in a couple weeks! #hammockreading #outside #fallreading

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Did not want to get off the couch last night, but a beautiful evening and a great audiobook helped! #audiobook

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A treat in my reading chair. This is delightful!

MelissaSue81 I was surprised at how much I loved this book! 14mo
abbylibrarian @MelissaSue81 At the very first I thought I was going to hate it, but it sucked me in really quickly! 14mo
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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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Went to visit these gorgeous trees in my neighborhood on my walk this morning. Listening to an audiobook, of course! I can see why this middle grade novel is popular - it‘s action-packed and a good introduction to refugee situations from different countries and times. #audiobook #walking #middlegrade

mdhughes72 What are the tree‘s coordinates? 14mo
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This collection of horror stories is getting a rave review from my horror-loving husband! A great spooky read for October! #horror

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Excited it‘s finally leggings season and excited to start this book. I loved her book THE POISONER‘S HANDBOOK.

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Spent some quality time with #Frankenstein this morning, getting ready for our One State One Story book discussions later this month! Confession: I thought it was boring the first time, BUT I have been fascinated on the reread. 😮🤗😱 #onestateonestory #indianahumanities #itsalive

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Really enjoying this memoir in verse by Jo Ann Allen Boyce who integrated the high school in Clinton, TN in 1956. Great verse and includes headlines, clips from court docs, etc for a kind of documentary feel. Comes out in January, put it on your radar! #yalit #verse #amreading #bloomsburykids #howiereads

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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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Book Club! This one was liked by all!!! #bookclub

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Yessssss look at what is in my hot little hand!

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This #audiobook was great company on a couple of work road trips this week. Read by LeVar Burton for a true melding of childhood media loves to many 80s kids! Fascinating and moving. #biography

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#readin2018 I‘ve been so lax about looking back each month on what I‘ve read and I really want to get into it again! I read more than I thought this month, actually!

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Bedtime reading. Really digging this sweet little book. #howiereads

zzz 🐱❤❤ 1y
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New Poets of Native Nations | Heid E. Erdrich
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Just a rainy night with some poetry. WORTH picking up if you like poetry (even if you, like me, aren‘t always certain you understand it). #poetry

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The Prey of Gods | Nicky Drayden
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My current library pile (PART of it). Howie and I will whittle it down this weekend. #howiereads #libraryhaul #weekendreading

readordierachel 😻😻😻 1y
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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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Waited until fall to start this summer read for my #bookclub. Breakfast from a local bakery. Perfect Saturday morning!

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We Sang You Home | Richard Van Camp
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New niece‘s first book! (The wine was for me. 😂)

zzz So cute🌸🎀 1y
MelissaSue81 Congrats on the new niece! 1y
Ddzmini Awe congratulations 🎉🎊🎈🍾 1y
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This finally came in and it‘s just as great as I hoped it would be! Dropping everything to read!

silentrequiem Yay!!! *Muppet flailing arms* 1y
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Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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Today and a year ago today! 😂💕📚

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Finding Yvonne | Brandy Colbert
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Howie and I are HERE for new Brandy Colbert. 🙌🏻 #yalit #weneeddiversebooks #wndb #ownvoices #howiereads

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Tried the peasant bread master recipe today and it turned out great! Would recommend for very novice bakers like myself. Can‘t wait to experiment!

mabell Enjoy exploring! The recipes are so yummy! The monkey bread turned out great too. 😊 1y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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I‘ve just really been wanting to reread this childhood favorite but I apparently don‘t have a copy! So I fixed that. ☺️

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Freefall: A Novel | Jessica Barry
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Breakfast and book! #saturday #weekend #thriller

MelissaSue81 Are those chocolate croissants 🥐??? Yummm 1y
abbylibrarian @MelissaSue81 Yes, yes they are! 😋😋😋 1y
Cailey_Mac Oooo cute glass!! 1y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book was well loved and provoked much discussion at #bookclub last night. We talked about power in relationships, religion, medicine, and more. Plus, it is a riveting true story. Would highly recommend!

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Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about “fake news” or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. #nonfiction #yalit

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Having a great audiobook improves my life so much! I have more energy for exercising, cleaning, and running errands so I can listen! (I am enjoying SICK more than I thought I would. Memoirs make great audiobooks and the narrator does a great job.) #memoir #medical #audiobook

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MOAR EPIC #BOOKMAIL TODAY! Miracle Submarine is out in April and when I read the plot synopsis I had to have it! The Yoo Family run a hyperbaric oxygen tank (the Miracle Submarine) to cure all kinds of ailments, but when it explodes foul play is suspected. 😱😳😱😳 I know what I‘m doing toniiiiight... PS: Look at that gorgeous cover! 👀😍

Reviewsbylola That looks and sounds like a really cool book! 1y
Cinfhen Just got an ARC today!! How was the book?? 1y
abbylibrarian @Cinfhen Loving it! 1y
Cinfhen Oh yay!!!! Sometimes publishers blurbs raise my expectations and then I‘m so disappointed 😔 glad to hear you‘re enjoying the book 😊 (edited) 1y
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This week‘s #bookmail has been pretty epic, I must say.

emtobiasz So excited for 1y
abbylibrarian @emtobiasz Me too! I loved The Fourteenth Goldfish! 1y
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Hearts Unbroken | Cynthia Leitich Smith
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Sooo gooood y‘all. Here‘s a strong Muskogee (Creek) girl navigating high school relationships without compromising herself or her culture. Hand to fans of contemporary teen lit. Y‘all need to meet Louise. Out in October. #yalit

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Spent most of the day in bed finishing up this beauty. Fans of The Handmaid‘s Tale are going to love it! In a near future America, women are limited to speaking 100 words a day. 🤭😳😱😡

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Book and breakfast! This book is so good! 😱😡🤭😳

sprainedbrain Oh wow... I need to read this book! 1y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Have you guys ever used the Book Club app?? I just downloaded it and think it will be great for my #bookclub!

ErinSueMreads Have you heard of readtribe.com ? It‘s a great book club website too. They are just getting started and are actively working on getting all indie bookstores connected to the website. 1y
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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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Book of the Month came! What‘d you get this month??? #bookofthemonth #botm

The_Heeler_Booklife Sweet Little Lies and Spinning Silver. 1y
abbylibrarian @allthingskayla I loved Spinning Silver! Good choices! 🙌🏻 1y
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Saturday book & breakfast! True confession: the first time I tried to take this pic my Kindle fell right in the cream cheese. 😳😱 #currentlyreading

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Curled up with a cat and a soft blanket looking at cookbooks on a Saturday morning. 😍📚😋 #howiereads

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Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row | Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin
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Just bawled my eyes out over this audiobook is all. 😭😭😭 Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on Death Row for a crime he didn‘t commit before he was exonerated in 2015. What a powerful story; this is a must-read for everyone, but especially anyone who read his lawyer‘s book Just Mercy.

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