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aeeklund

aeeklund

Joined June 2016

Bibliophile, fiction curator, bookseller, and moderator extraordinaire at U Book Store, Seattle // Everything is story.
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The Mercies | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Currently listening to this one while I do some work from home. I keep getting caught by the beauty of the writing. The narrator‘s way of holding words and resting in the sentences really suits the author‘s style.

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Untamed Shore | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A slow burn of a thriller that does clever things with the “femme fatale” trope. I loved the metaphors and description she employed. And yes, I took advantage of the opportunity to put a shark on my Staff Faves card. 🦈🦈🦈

Hooked_on_books Love the cover and love your shark! 1w
Leftcoastzen Cool! 1w
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Some days I know exactly why I do what I do. #booksellerlife #IRememberAddie #mostanticipated

kyraleseberg I'm so jealous!!! 2w
InBooksILive O.m.g!! I'd love to be a fly, that's able to read of course, on the wall while you read this! Haha 1w
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Starting my first #NewYearWhoDis pick from @monalyisha on audio while the Floof and I work from home due to the snow! Loving this one so far (and it‘s definitely helping with the spreadsheets). #snowday #miyacatsprite #miyareads #catsoflitsy #seattlesnow

monalyisha Love your Floof, that you‘re enjoying the book & that you get to work from home! Not loving the snow. 😝 1mo
TheLibrarian Such a good book! I just read it because my #NewYearWhoDis match also selected it as one of their top reads last year. 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 1mo
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Creatures | Crissy Van Meter
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Bring it on, Christmas. I‘m ready. #holidayretail #booksellerlife #arewethereyet

Leftcoastzen Love a store with staff picks! May your customers not be crazy! 2mo
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The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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I‘m so excited about the list I received from @monalyisha for #NewYearWhoDis! I‘ve been meaning to read the tagged book for absolutely forever, and several of the others have been languishing on my TBR and this is the perfect chance to move them to the top. There were others as well that I‘m hoping to get to later in the year—I‘m so spoiled for choice!! Can‘t wait until January!! 📚📚📚

Emilymdxn Some great books on here! 2mo
TheLibrarian The Orphan of Salt Winds is so good!! 2mo
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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I HAD TO LEAVE FOR WORK AND I AM DYINGGGG

saresmoore Gah! Holy crap! When is this getting published?? 2mo
Kallik93 @saresmoore June 2020!! 1mo
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Tam Lin | Pamela Dean
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I have been searching for this book—specifically this cover, specifically in hardcover—for so long. And then, out of the blue, after a truly terrible day, it was on the shelf of my local indie, used, pristine, for $7.99. I‘m not going to lie, I cried.

I love that books have the power to do that.

💜💜

batsy Oh, what a find! 🙌🏽 One of my favourites. 2mo
Texreader Hope all continues to get better for you 2mo
quirkyreader I read this in paperback years ago. From what I remember it‘s a good story. 2mo
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Seasons of the Storm | Elle Cosimano
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Managed to fight off a brutal cold for weeks only to finally take myself to urgent care, where I learned that thankfully it hadn‘t gone into my lungs, but I did need antibiotics, which are now wreaking their own kind of havoc on me. 🙄

My other prescription has been YA fantasy after YA fantasy, with the assistance of my furry little nurse. ⚔️✨🐈

**If you think a cold may be lingering, PLEASE get it checked SOONER rather than later!! 💜**

Leftcoastzen If you have to be sick , it‘s nice to have furry nurses!😻 2mo
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Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung | Nina MacLaughlin
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Happy (slightly belated) book birthday to the stunning, visceral Wake, Siren by Nina MacLaughlin. The voices of the women in Ovid‘s stories of metamorphoses are given room to rage and soar in this vivid, resounding space. Important and welcome.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg the cover 😍😍😍 2mo
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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And then there are the days when I know EXACTLY why I‘m a bookseller!!! 😱😱😱 AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! 😍💛💕🎉

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I remember vaguely understanding that the musical Chicago was based on “the women of Murderess Row.” But somehow I didn‘t know that it was based on SPECIFIC women. Or that the reporter who covered their trials and wrote the basis for Chicago WAS A WOMAN. 🤦‍♀️ Barely into this audiobook and I‘m learning so much.

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The Bird's Nest | Shirley Jackson
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While visiting my parents in their new town in CA, I discovered that they hadn‘t yet found a little bookstore to call their own. Well, I obviously had to fix that! (Tagged book is one I picked up while there. Because obviously I needed more things to pack. #noregrets )

Sace That looks like a perfect bookstore. I love it. 3mo
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The Book of Lost Saints | Daniel Jos Older
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I can‘t get over all the gorgeous covers on our new release table today!!! 😍😍😍

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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! 😱😱😳😳

Welp. If anyone needs me, I think we all know where I‘ll be... ⚔️🐍👑💀

#booksellerlife #bookmail #mostanticipated

Chrissyreadit Ohhhhh!!! 4mo
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The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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Miya and I have made cocoa and settled in with our third @DeweysReadathon book! Someone is enjoying spooky book season! #miyacatsprite #miyareads #catsoflitsy #readathon #novellasnovellasnovellas

valeriegeary Such a cute pic 4mo
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Been taking a bit of a lazy day today, drinking purple tea and participating in @DeweysReadathon . I had grand plans of making a dent in my literary fiction stack, but abandoned them in favor of Tor.com novellas and this eagerly anticipated YA follow-up to The Hazel Wood. I think I made the right choice. And the Floof agrees. #readathon #miyacatsprite

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Night Theater | Vikram Paralkar
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I was supposed to go to Small Press Night tonight and meet publisher reps and hear about upcoming titles, but when I got in the car it wouldn‘t start. (Of course!) Looks like our weekend trip to a wedding + the cold weather = DEAD

So I‘m reading with this goober to keep my frustration down while my husband gallantly gets the battery charged. Ugh. Life, man!

#miyacatsprite #miyareads

Bette Hope your weekend goes well. 🐱❤️ 4mo
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Listening to this atmospheric book on my early rainy bus ride this morning. Alternating between print and audio, and I‘m fully invested in both iterations. Loving that I‘ll be able to keep listening at work. I was instantly hooked.

nelehelen Ooohh can‘t wait to hear how it is when you‘re done! It‘s on my list 4mo
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Conjure Women: A Novel | Afia Atakora
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‘Tis the season!! This is still one of my favorite prompts to work off of in October. Julie Israel created a fun, laid-back bingo card for a fun challenge (short stories, movies, and TV episodes can totally count). Anyone want to join me? #spooktober #spooktoberbingo

https://julieisrael.wordpress.com/tag/spooktober-reading-bingo/

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Hello #groupl for #round7 of #lmpbc! Here are a few works in translation I‘ve been eyeing for a while. The tagged book is a collection of short stories; Memory Police is nominated for the National Book Award this year; the other two have been hanging around my TBR for a long time because they sound really interesting. Let me know your thoughts; I‘ve tagged the others below. Excited for this round! @rachelm @lele1432 @Carolyn11215

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Carolyn11215 The Memory Police sounds amazing! 5mo
rachelm Ditto Memory Police! 5mo
lele1432 I was thinking of doing Things We Lost in the Fire as an option myself, so I'm really interested in that one! But Memory Police sound amazing as well! 5mo
aeeklund @lele1432 You could still pick Things We Lost in the Fire, if you want! I‘ll go for Memory Police. (Cc: @Carolyn11215 & @rachelm ) 5mo
lele1432 Sounds good!! 5mo
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“But human memory resembles a late-night reveller who has had a few too many drinks: hard as it tries, it just cannot follow a straight line.”

Break room‘s full due to it being Rush, so I‘m squirreled away in Remainders, hanging out with Elif Shafak‘s incredible 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World, out in December from @Bloomsbury_Publishing

#annareadsthebookershortlist2019 #amreading #introvert #booknerd #booksellerlife

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I CANNOT WAIT FOR TUESDAY!!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want!!!!! 💚📚 6mo
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merelybookish Adorable! 😻 7mo
Pogue My cat would eat the book and then hide it under the fridge. 7mo
Sace Look at that toe fluff! 7mo
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Leftcoastzen 😻 7mo
Chrissyreadit 😻😻😻 7mo
nelehelen Awwwwwww 7mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon That is epic toefloof! 🥰🥰 7mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Muahahahahahaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

#booksellerperks #booksellerlife

Follow.my.read I already pre ordered this😊 8mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon Soooo....did you like this? 7mo
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aeeklund @elkeo_TheBookDragon I did!! I can definitely see how it wouldn‘t be for everyone, though. It is a very different book than she usually writes. But it‘s an important one. She doesn‘t shy away from trauma, its effects, and the grueling process of healing/living. And, as always, she crafts a FASCINATING world. 7mo
aeeklund @elkeo_TheBookDragon Also, there‘s a thing I think I should tell YOU, specifically, that I‘ll post under a spoiler tag. 7mo
aeeklund @elkeo_TheBookDragon There will definitely be a book 2. 7mo
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K is for Kitten | Nikia Speliakos Clark Leopold
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It‘s official! I‘m taking part in my first ever #LMPBC. Looking forward to exchanging books with #GroupK: @nelehelen @RestlessFickleBookHoarder and @Pogue !! Thanks for hosting, @suvata !!

Sace I'm really looking forward to it! 8mo
suvata 👍🏻 8mo
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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That time I not only met Sarah Gailey, but was then retweeted by them. 😱😳😍

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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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Anyone pick up the Indie Next newsletter when you browse your local indie? Booksellers from indies across the US submit blurbs to recommend books as they come out. This is one reason I‘m constantly reading at least two months in advance. This past weekend I was finishing books and blurbs for submission. Here are the four I finished up; reviews to come. Any of these on your radar?

kyraleseberg I can't wait for The Nickel Boys and am curious about Hollow Kingdom. 9mo
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This short story collection is masterful, having a LOT to say about women today. It captures the tolls that “growing up” takes on a girl, that war bleeds from a person, and that a small decision or mistake can have on a life. And it does all this in absolutely gorgeous language. The audiobook, especially, is amazing, the stories perfectly navigated by Adjoa Andoh. LOVED it.

LiteraryinLititz Great review! 9mo
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HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO KAREN RUSSELL‘S ORANGE WORLD!! 🎉🎉🧡🧡📙🍊✴️🔶

Karen Russell‘s work is some of my favorite writing happening today, and it‘s so exciting to have her latest out in the world to shove at people!!

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I spent most of today in our new hammock (courtesy of @RavenRenegade ) completely lost in Erin Morgenstern‘s masterful new novel. I‘ve been so nervous to read it, in case it didn‘t live up to The Night Circus, but oh my. This book. 🖤🐝🗝🗡🖤

Cinfhen Cool!!! Didn‘t know she had a new book coming out 10mo
PatriciaU I admit, I am conflicted. I'm finding the alternating between the fairytales and the narrative a little disruptive. 8mo
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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) | Jay Kristoff
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Spending time with Jay Kristoff (and a coffee as big as my head—YAY) this morning.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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swishandflick Score! 10mo
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A Treason of Thorns | Laura E. Weymouth
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Today‘s #salonread is one of my most anticipated books of 2019. I absolutely LOVED The Light Between Worlds last year (ok, real talk, that book DESTROYED me—beautifully), so I‘m really looking forward to seeing what Laura E. Weymouth comes up with next!

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Oh my goodness, @TorieStorieS !! Thank you SO much for the goodies!! The journal is PERFECT, and the card is stunning!! I have been meaning to read Gail Carriger FOREVER, and am so excited to finally own Cruel Beauty and Overstory!! The honey and treats look incredible, and I love the hat (will definitely be putting it on the Floof for a photo!). Thank you @TheReadingMermaid for hosting #MadHatterTeaPartySwap!! Now pardon me, I have tea to brew!!

SumisBooks Haha that is so amazing I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! You are most welcome sweetheart thank you for participating. 😍😍😍 11mo
hermyknee I can‘t get over how cute this swap is! 11mo
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The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
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Sticking with the fantastical elements theme for my #readathon reading today, and escaping into some dark and sinister woods in a book that promises Raven Boys/Stranger Things vibes. Count me in! (Pairs well with chili.) #deweysapril @DeweysReadathon

MellieAntoinette Curious what you think! 11mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Finished this amazing book on Kindle while still in the waiting room and literally yelled when I got to the end. Absolutely phenomenal—funny, creepy, twisty, action-packed ride with such amazing, amazing characters. I will be promoting the HELL out of this one when it comes out in September!! I cannot wait for book two!! #deweysapril @DeweysReadathon

Bookcation74 I have already preorder this book based on the effusive love from @Liberty 11mo
aeeklund @Bookcation74 YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!! IT IS SO GOOD!! 🖤💀⚔️ 11mo
Bookcation74 Have you read Nevernight and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff? Is it somewhat similar? 11mo
aeeklund @Bookcation74 I am a huge Jay Kristoff fan! And yes, there are definitely similar vibes with this one. I plan to recommend it to fans of his! 11mo
Bookcation74 Awesome! Can‘t wait! 11mo
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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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I almost didn‘t join #deweysapril this time around, because I knew today would be interesting in terms of free time and I have work tomorrow, but then I remembered I don‘t *have* to finish, just hang out with some books and friends and steal reading time when I can. So I signed up! Easing in with something fun while I wait for @RavenRenegade at her hair appointment. @DeweysReadathon

annahenke Pretty 11mo
Emilymdxn What a beautiful book! 11mo
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Feeling under the weather today, which is just as well because it‘s started to rain. Curling up with some chicken soup, a Floof, and a gorgeous book to escape into. #rainyday #miyacatsprite #miyareads #catsoflitsy

#flowers #springintoreading
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

esurient That is a quite excellent Floof. 11mo
Texreader Hope you feel better soon!! ❤️😻 11mo
Leftcoastzen Feel better soon! Love your floof nurse. 11mo
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Bette ❤️🐱 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better ❤️ 11mo
vkois88 How pretty!! I hope you're feeling better ❤❤❤ 11mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon FLOOF!! 10mo
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Look what has officially arrived!! I‘m so excited for my very first swap!! @TheReadingMermaid #MadHatterTeaPartySwap

SumisBooks Yahz!!!! 🎉 11mo
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I‘ve been meaning to read this book for forever. Today was the day! I devoured it in basically one sitting (aside from when a certain Floof decided I was too engrossed). Beautifully written, engaging, and all-too-plausible. Really made me think about how much time and energy I invest in work vs. home/fulfillment. Definitely worth the attention it‘s receiving!

#miyacatsprite #miyareads #catsoflitsh

wanderinglynn What a beautiful cat! ❤️🐱 11mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon FLOOF!! 10mo
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March was a bit of a dead zone for me, readingwise. I‘m halfway through several things I‘m enjoying but stalled out on for some reason. Hopefully I finish in April and get out of this slump.

This last weekend was a flurry of reading activity, however, as I‘m going to another dinner tonight with the authors of these upcoming novels! I read Stay and Fight and The Electric Hotel this weekend and am halfway through the tagged book.

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After the post office, I had to stop by the library for my holds. Excited to read both of these! Just got the arc of the sequel to Trail of Lightning in the mail—I have a fun marathon in my future!

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Just got home from the post office sending off my very first swap box! @WeeziesBooks I hope you enjoy!! Should deliver to you on Monday!! Excited to see if you like everything!

Thanks so much, @TheReadingMermaid for hosting this fun #MadHatterTeaPartySwap!!

SumisBooks You are very welcome sweetheart. Thank you so much for posting! ✔️ 11mo
SmartSassery It's my very first too!! 💜 11mo
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I got to meet Mallory O‘Meara tonight!! I absolutely loved her book The Lady from the Black Lagoon, a memoir/biography/essay blend that not only explores the life of the fascinating woman who designed the Creature from the Black Lagoon, but delves (with Mallory‘s signature snark) into the still-rampant sexism in the Hollywood scene. Mallory‘s absolutely delightful and very kindly took a photo with me.

Leftcoastzen Very cool!Bet she‘s fascinating! 11mo
AutumnRLS Great picture of the two of you! I just finished the book and really loved it. 11mo
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Dealing in Dreams | Lilliam Rivera
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If this book isn‘t on your TBR, I highly recommend you add it, if for no other reason than for the time spent in a post-apocalyptic, girl-gang-run world where this sentence is true. Even amidst the high stakes, there‘s a really refreshing REST.

monalyisha Sold! 11mo
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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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Attended Emerald City Comic Con over the weekend and went to author panels for daaaaaaaaays (not pictured: the two that I moderated). So. Many. Great. Authors!! Went with the tagged book because I think I saw Delilah S. Dawson the most times. #ECCC #ECCC2019

Leftcoastzen Looks like fun! 11mo
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I am so excited about access to this #audiobook via Libro.fm!! I‘m a huge fan of Mallory‘s Reading Glasses podcast, and was SO glad when her familiar voice started reading to me. Makes working today MUCH better!! #booksellerperks

Christine Exciting!! I‘m going to see her (and I think Brea too?) at my neighborhood bookstore on Friday. :) (edited) 12mo
aeeklund @Christine I am so jealous!! I saw that they were doing that, and wished it was near to me! 12mo
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The Need | Helen Phillips
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This is my evening tonight, guys. Simon & Schuster pre-release cocktail party. 😳📚🍸

How did this become my life?

valeriegeary Sounds fun! 🤗 12mo
Samplergal Wow! What a fun evening! Enjoy. 12mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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*SCREAMS*

Leftcoastzen Woo Hoo! 12mo
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