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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I got my annual flu shot this week. I hope it protects me from the Georgia Flu.

Punderson State Park, Newbury, Ohio

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great book, and beautiful view! 2mo
Slajaunie Beautiful! 2mo
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We need to get this book along with Quiet by Susan Cain into the hands of those who really need them. The Extroverts! A little understanding would be nice. Would it be tacky if I left them on my manager's desk?

LoverofLit I finished up Quiet a week or so ago and really enjoyed it. I've already recommended it to a handful of people and made my extrovert husband listen to some of it with me! 3mo
KathyWheeler Agreed! While I loved both books, I really feel that it‘s my extroverted friends and acquaintances who need to read these books more than I did. That said, Quiet gave me some insight into a coworker who appears to be an extrovert but actually is not. (edited) 3mo
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The Grasshopper's Song: An Aesop's Fable Revisited | Nikki Giovanni, Christopher Raschka
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Hitchhiker from the county fair

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Snakes Alive | Penny Clarke
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This guy/gal found the best spot for sunbathing on Lake Erie. Vermilion, Ohio, USA.

Velvetfur Aaww I love snakes! That's a pretty one 😊🐍 4mo
Princess-Kingofkings Yikes 🥺😲 4mo
audraelizabeth @Princess-Kingofkings i agree, it appears to be a rattlesnake. I could confirm poisonous or not if i saw the eyes. 4mo
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belacat There are not many rattlesnakes in Ohio. He is likely a common watersnake. Not venomous. I was happy to admire him from a distance. 4mo
Bertha_Mason Sun-warmed boye 🐍❤ 4mo
SW-T Nice photo 😊 4mo
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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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They do say‘—he wiped his nose again—‘they do say that watching pigs cures melancholy. It never cured mine, though . . .‘

Piglets = Joy. I love fair season!

AshleyHoss820 PIGLETS!!! 😍😍😍 4mo
Leftcoastzen 🥰 4mo
brit91 My heart!!💖🐷🐷 4mo
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Cleveland Public Library - Main | Cleveland, OH (Library)
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Happy 150th Birthday, Cleveland Public Library!

brit91 So beautiful!!😍📚😍📚 5mo
Becker Wow that‘s nice. Cleveland residents are very lucky to have that. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 5mo
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I'm finding it a little hard to read tonight.

Texreader 🥰 5mo
Leftcoastzen Oh that face😂🐶❤️ 5mo
Crazeedi Hi there sweet puppy!!👋🐶💗 5mo
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mreads What a cutie 🐕❤ 5mo
Mollyanna What a face 🥰 5mo
Shuga Oh my what an adorable face. I bet you give sweet lovings. 5mo
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Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
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Packing just the essentials for my two week trip to Alaska.

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Great Comic Cats | Malcolm Whyte
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Special edition cover for #FreeComicBookDay featuring Carol & John's Comic Book Shop's cat, Winston

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Carol & John's Comic Book Shop in Cleveland Ohio is the place to be on #freecomicbookday. This shop appeared briefly in the film, American Splendor.

Leftcoastzen Harvey! 7mo
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One week to Free Comic Book Day!

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Devo: The Brand + Devo: Unmasked: Signature Edition | Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh
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Public art in Akron, Ohio. The kiosk plays music from artists from Akron. Spud boys rejoice!

tournevis Devo! 8mo
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Spread your wisdom, oh wise one. I am a sponge!

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Brat Pack America | Kevin Smokler
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Gonna be your man in motion
All I need is a pair of wheels...

Come on, you know you want to sing it!

Slajaunie 😂😂😂 9mo
SaraFair Must have! 8mo
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he: A Novel | John Connolly
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A sad story, but a loving story about a partnership & friendship. I wish that the author used the f-word a lot less. I am not a prude, but I found myself cringing towards the end. Give me some euphemisms. Be a little creative.

CaitlinR I loved, loved this book. Wouldn‘t it be wonderful to have a relationship like theirs; flaws and all? 9mo
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Having recently viewed the award-winning episode of Star Trek with my daughters, I decided to read the master's original script while the show was still fresh in my mind. Yes, his script was much better and more intriguing.

I knew Ellison had a reputation for being volatile, but WOW, I almost stopped reading his side of the story. He was so eloquent and folksy at the same time I could not put the book down. Yes, I was under his spell.

TheBookDream Ellison was something else 6mo
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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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This bad boy is going back to the library. I hate to bail on a book, but I just couldn't get into it. It's time to move on.

danimgill I had to bail on this one too - you‘re not alone! 9mo
heikemarie 😂 but even if you reject it you have its safety in mind! 9mo
SmartSassery This is hilarious 😂 😂 😂 9mo
RainyDayReading I had to bail on this one too. I think I‘ll go back and revisit it in the future because I wasn‘t really in the mood for it when I tried it...but still...wasn‘t really catching me. 9mo
NotCool I couldn‘t get into it either 9mo
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The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
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Sometimes you find real treasures at thrift stores!

jpmcwisemorgan 😮😀🎉 10mo
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I got the blues! I finally did it. I bought the same book at two different library sales a few months apart. I guess this proves that my taste is consistent.

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Put Me in the Zoo | Robert Lopshire
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I finally find a good spot in the sun, and everyone wants a piece of it. #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 10mo
CaramelLunacy How gorgeous! 9mo
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The Dragons of the Cuyahoga | S. Andrew Swann
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A portal to a magical realm in the heart of Cleveland? Makes perfect sense to me.

Leftcoastzen Cleveland Rocks! 10mo
belacat @Leftcoastzen Indeed! 10mo
pdever Just the other day I was listening to and thinking about Randy Newman's great song about the Cuyahoga River: "Now the Lord can make you tumble / And the Lord can make you turn / And the Lord can make you overflow /
But the Lord can't make you burn / Burn on, big river, burn on"
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belacat @pdever There is the REM song too. 9mo
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I am baffled by the Canton Charge mascot, Pozzie. He's an underdog according to the Charge's website. My kids thought he was a giant shredded cheese man.

Leftcoastzen 😂 10mo
Susanita Could be worse. Could be Gritty. 10mo
belacat Pozzie looks cuddly like one of the Banana Splits. Gritty is the stuff of nightmares. 10mo
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Lost Cleveland | Laura DeMarco
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Hello Cleveland! The Terminal Tower looks like a giant Bomb Pop.

Leftcoastzen Yay ,Terminal Tower! 11mo
Trashcanman I've got a blister from touching everything I see 11mo
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Best of American Splendor | Harvey Pekar, Dean Haspiel
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Reading Harvey Pekar makes me worry about my retirement plan.

ApplesandSpindles Seriously! Same! 9mo
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Yes, I vote for those library levies.

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Happy 2019, Littens! Going to bed now.

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🥳🥳 11mo
Dragon Happy New Year 🥳 11mo
Leftcoastzen Love that image! Happy New Year!🎉 11mo
Crazeedi Great pic! Happy new year! 11mo
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"I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper." I'll try this one at the kids's bus stop in the morning. I wonder if they'll notice!

Libby1 🤣 11mo
SqueakyChu This story was so sad! ☹️ 9mo
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Harvey Pekar's Cleveland | Harvey Pekar, Joseph Remnant
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My Cleveland Public Library card featuring Harvey Pekar. Read this book for some library love.

Leftcoastzen Love that so much!❤️ 12mo
Lauram I‘m a big fan of the outdoor reading garden. 12mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Merry, merry!

Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 12mo
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 12mo
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Three shopping days until Christmas. No stress, no stress.

Leftcoastzen 👍👏❤️🎁📖 12mo
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This guy was something else. He was a snake oil salesmen, a carnival man and vaudevillian. He impersonated Native American celebrities & war heroes. When people started to suspect him, he skipped out & ran his scam in another town. He made himself a tribal leader, then a prince. He bilked people on two continents for a modern day equivalent of $58 million. It is amazing what people could get away with in the days before information sharing.

tpixie Amazing!!! It‘s like the book/movie catch me if you can! this book sounds fascinating. 12mo
EchoLogical 🤯 12mo
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Fine art, the afterlife, Idaho & classic vinyl LPs. This should be one fun mashup. Couldn't resist that potato pun!

Reggie Lolol nice 🥔 12mo
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Route 66: The Mother Road | Michael Wallis
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We had my daughter's party last night. I am so proud of this cake. She took this photo at the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, AZ while we were on vacation last summer. She got the photo developed on edible paper so she could put it on the cake. Beautiful and delicious!

Redwritinghood Very pretty cake! 12mo
Velvetfur That cake is fantastic! Love the photo 👍 12mo
belacat She is taking a photography class in high school. Her teacher really liked this photo. I'm crossing my fingers that it will make the district art show in the spring. 12mo
tpixie All sorts of amazing!!! 12mo
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Bright Ruin | Vic James
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There are so many open ends. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is done. Here's hoping Vic has another book in her!

RadicalReader @belacat thank you so much for following me means so much. I love your recent post the book cover is perfect like Mary Poppins perfection in book form 12mo
belacat @RadicalReader practically perfect in every way. 12mo
RadicalReader @belacat epic and awesome Mary Poppins response LOVE IT 12mo
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Loved this! Magic, monsters & the coyote trickster. I am looking forward to Maggie's next adventure.

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This is one fun mashup. The Red Scare, LGBTQ history, theater luminaries, and cartoon characters all in one place. Heavens to murgatroyd!

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Hold the Roses | Rose Marie
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Rose Marie was in show business for 90 years. Star of radio, television, stage, screen & nightclubs.

She had mob connections thanks to her father. She tells a fascinating story about being swept up after a show to perform for Al Capone when she was child star. The mob may have protected her, but it was her huge talent that opened the doors for her.

Litsi Wait. What? 11mo
belacat It seems crazy. She spoke of this Al Capone incident in the documentary, Wait for Your Laugh, too. She had one amazing career. 11mo
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I encountered this lovely guy while camping in Northeast Ohio last night. Check out these glorious colors.

readingjedi Oh, he/she is a beaut! 🐸💚🐸💚🐸 1y
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I am looking forward to Good Omens, the TV series. Michael McKean as Shadwell! That alone is worth the price of the subscription service.

Literary_Siren I‘m super excited for this!! 12mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author I can't wait for thisn 8mo
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This book just called out to me. I've told my kids since they were little that being weird is great because the opposite of weird is BORING.

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'Round Midnight | Laura McBride
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My book winning streak continues. It's so nice to receive something other than bills in the mail!

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I think my superpower is winning books. I won four books over the past two weeks. Too bad I can't turn this power on the lottery.

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I found this on my doorstep today. What a delight it is to win a book you really want!

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Amberlough | Lara Elena Donnelly
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"Queen and cairn and temple bells." I love the colorful way the characters of this fictional land speak.

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Taking the night off from reading for Retro Night at the drive-in. The Goonies & Gremlins. No popcorn after midnight.

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Monstress #1 | Marjorie Liu
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Talking cats & monster girls. A great start to a new universe!

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This book came shrink-wrapped. I'm sure Oscar would have had a great one-liner about that which would have ended up attributed to Groucho.

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This book was written by an alum from my undergrad. He went on a blind date with my freshman year roommate. She said he was "okay." Given his love of pulp novels, I guess he was more my type than hers. Bad timing for all involved, I guess.

Needless to say, I enjoyed this book. I love the bigger than life hero & the dastardly villian. What more can you ask for? Perhaps a Book 2.

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Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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A mystery set in the Jazz Age with Louise Brooks on the cover. What could go wrong? I had high hopes for this one, but it moved too slowly for my taste. I'm in no big hurry to see the Netflix series now.

JazzFeathers I read it last year and found the mystery very good, but the historical setting not as accurate as l hoped. Didn't see the TV series yet, but it looks very good 2y
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