Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
bibliobard

bibliobard

Joined May 2019

HS English teacher, bibliophile, writer & not a wizard. Pronouns (she/her). Asexual/Biromantic. Previously Shakespearience
review
bibliobard
Barrier | Patrick Jones
post image
Mehso-so

The school I teach at does a reading challenge. This book is considered a “quick read” because it has few characters, simple plot, and few pages. It‘s great for those students who aren‘t “into reading” and usually the topics are of interest to those students.

This particular QR focused on a teen dealing with social anxiety in school. It was pretty relatable even as an adult. This was also my #doublespin for #bookspin challenge!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
20 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
The Perfume Thief: A Novel | Timothy Schaffert
post image

At a busy post office to mail #LMPBC so it‘s on the way to you @WanderingBookaneer

blurb
bibliobard
post image

My first #TBR list of the new year! The first 12 books are from an additional challenge of reading 1 book per month that was recommended to you by friends. The rest are books I checked out from the library or received as gifts over the holidays. Pretty good pile if I say so myself!
#bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
16 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
post image

Well I was up at midnight so might as well share my #Bestof2021Swap package! Love these colors from the bookmark and scentsy. This game looks fun and I have definitely had these books on my TBR list for awhile. This was super fun @candority

monalyisha Ginger‘s my jam. 🤤 Happy 2022! 🎉✨ 2w
Endowarrior21 Enjoy 😉 2w
candority Is that a pottery ornament I see? ⭐️ 2w
24 likes3 comments
review
bibliobard
The Perfume Thief: A Novel | Timothy Schaffert
post image
Pickpick

So glad I finished this book before the new year! This was a great historical fiction piece that does just what a good historical fiction should: make you want to learn more about the people/time. In this case I definitely want to explore more about LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 people putting up a resistance in WWII! We never hear about that in history class. Thanks for sharing @IndoorDame great pick for #LMPBC #GroupP

16 likes2 stack adds
blurb
bibliobard
Miracle on 34th Street | Valentine Davies
post image

Nearly forgot I checked this out from the library to read today! Seemed like a good (and short) book to read — I didn‘t even realize there WAS a book version of this story. 🎅🎁 Happy Holidays everyone!

blurb
bibliobard
post image

My dog woke me up so I guess now is as good a time as any to open my #JolabokaflodSwap package 🎄🎁

Thank you @robinb for the LOAD of candy — all my faves — and the tagged book! I can‘t wait to dig in 😊

Thanks for hosting this swap @MaleficentBookDragon

blurb
bibliobard
Best of Me | David Sedaris
post image

😂 Wouldn‘t you know — not long after asking @candority about my package for #Bestof2021Swap what should be waiting but my package from @Endowarrior21 — so excited to open in a few weeks and find out what goodies you shared!

Endowarrior21 That was fast lol 😆 1mo
bibliobard @Endowarrior21 well according to the box you paid for 2-day priority so 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
Endowarrior21 @bibliobard I sent packages out last week priority and they still have not arrived and they are closer than you. 1mo
See All 6 Comments
bibliobard @Endowarrior21 lol in that case I got nothing. Mail is weird. 1mo
Endowarrior21 @bibliobard yes it is lol 1mo
candority Woohoo! Glad you received it 😊 1mo
16 likes6 comments
blurb
bibliobard
Best of Me | David Sedaris
post image

Post Office was surprisingly not busy — but I got my #Bestof2021Swap into the mail! It should arrive Monday. Thanks for hosting @candority this was such fun!

candority Fantastic! 📚 1mo
16 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
The Book of the Settlement of Iceland | Ari Thorgilsson (the Learned)
post image

#Jolabokaflodswap Received from @robinb and it‘s going immediately under the tree! #litsyswap #christmas

robinb Yay!!! Thanks for the update and Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 1mo
24 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
post image

Mail day! So a little delayed, but the tagged book is finally on its way to you @WanderingBookaneer for #LMPBC #GroupP

And I was also able to post my #Jolabokaflodswap on the same trip! @MaleficentBookDragon

blurb
bibliobard
Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao

Today is shopping for the various swaps day! But mostly this post is an update for #LMPBC #GroupP

I was out of town for Thanksgiving and have not had a chance to mail my book yet. Since I am shopping for my swaps today I want to try and make just a few trips to the post office. So, I will get Iron Widow in the mail by Monday! So sorry for the delay — I didn‘t expect this week to be so busy.

blurb
bibliobard
Evil Librarian | Michelle Knudsen
post image

As usual I start strong and peter out. — even forgot to share my totals last week.

Final point total for #TeamHendrix is 305.

Don‘t expect to do a lot of reading this month as I am focusing on #NaNoWriMo but once again I had a lot of fun with #Scarathlon2021 and #BookSpinBingo

Clwojick You did great! Thank you for joining us! 3mo
StayCurious Great job! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 2mo
17 likes3 comments
blurb
bibliobard
The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
post image

So excited for a new notebook and this fake book box — thanks so much for the books @Clare-Dragonfly there wasn‘t a note so could you tell me what stones you included? I especially like the green one.

Thanks for hosting #basicwitchswap @mklong and @sprainedbrain

mklong Happy Halloween!! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Sorry I forgot to include a note! 🤦🏻‍♀️ I actually don‘t know what the stones are—they‘re just pretty! 3mo
sprainedbrain 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
19 likes3 comments
blurb
bibliobard
Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao

#LMPBC #Round012 is wrapping up and I @peanutnine wanted #GroupG and #GroupP to know that I am a little behind in mailing but I will be returning books via mail later this week. Mainly this effects @peanutnine @WanderingBookaneer

As for #Round013 I still need to purchase my book, but I did finally decide on Iron Widow I think. So I look forward to #GroupP and more #LGBTQ reads with y‘all.

IndoorDame 👍 3mo
peanutnine No problem. Thanks for letting me know 😊 3mo
4 likes2 comments
blurb
bibliobard
Not Even Bones | Rebecca Schaeffer
post image

@MsRadioSilence Thank you so much for the package! I can‘t wait to dive into these books. And OMG the cackling I did when I unwrapped the black flame candle — it would have made the Sanderson Sisters proud. Fantastic start to my weekend! #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

wanderinglynn That candle is awesome! 🖤🎃🧡 3mo
MsRadioSilence 🧡🖤🧡🖤!!! 3mo
28 likes2 comments
blurb
bibliobard
post image

And here is my #basicwitchswap package from @Clare-Dragonfly I can‘t wait to open in a few days 🥰🧙🏻‍♀️

Thanks for hosting @mklong and @sprainedbrain

Clare-Dragonfly Oh good, it made it! 3mo
21 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
Hollowgirl | Sean Williams
post image

I was starting to worry, but the #HauntedHollowSwap package arrived from @MsRadioSilence 🥰 Can‘t wait for opening day! Thanks for hosting @wanderinglynn 👻🎃💀

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
27 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard

Tagged book is my current read going into week 2 of #Scarathlon2021 and now it‘s time to post my totals:
🎃 Week One: 998
🎃Week Two: 267
💀Overall Total: 1265

Trying to power through some audiobooks over the next few weeks which will help. Go #TeamHendrix

StayCurious Excellent job! 3mo
10 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
post image

Here are my picks for #LMPBC #Round013 #GroupP and I am curious about your thoughts…I will tag the rest in comments…

See All 8 Comments
IndoorDame I love that these are all so different! One last stop is the only one already on my TBR, but I‘m equally up for any of these. 3mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘ve read the two books on the left, but they are both very good and I‘d definitely reread either of them. 3mo
bibliobard @IndoorDame @WanderingBookaneer have heard so many good things about One Last Stop! 3mo
WanderingBookaneer It is fantastic. I‘d love to reread it. 3mo
phantomx Ohhh Iron Widow! 3mo
21 likes8 comments
review
bibliobard
post image
Pickpick

Such a good read! I know Hendrix writes other books and after reading this one I look forward to exploring more of her work. It was a great balance of creepy with some humor and mystery. Plus the social commentary was an added bonus.
191 points!
#buddyread #TeamHendrix #Scarathlon2021

Clwojick This one was really good too! 3mo
18 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
post image

I love the #LMPBC groups! I am claiming the letter P again for #LGBTQ+ reads. If you are interested in joining my group (or others!) head over to @suvata page for details and sign up #round013 #groupp 😁🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🌈📚

blurb
bibliobard
Spooky Stories | Compilation
post image

A mix of audiobooks and some television viewing of the spooky variety bring my total for week 1 to 998 (since I get 1 point for making this post lol).

Happy Reading in Week 2 everyone! #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

StayCurious Wow amazing job! 3mo
12 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
post image

And just like that I‘ve taken care of mailing both my #BasicWitchSwap and #HauntedHallowSwap packages! According to post office they should arrive next week 😁🎃👻

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
mklong Awesome! 3mo
13 likes2 comments
review
bibliobard
post image
Pickpick

Where haunted houses and ghosts meet history and cultural critique. I love reading about ghosts, but have never seen them explored as part of a larger context. The book explores everything from racism, sexism, classism and even the “future” of ghosts/hauntings! I definitely recommend this book.

🎃 116 points
#BookSpin #BookspinBingo #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
Clwojick Oooooh! Definitely intriguing 3mo
22 likes2 comments
blurb
bibliobard
This Was Our Pact | Ryan Andrews
post image

Heading to the post office today to mail out #LMPBC books for #GroupP and #GroupG

I was hoping to have my #HauntedHollowSwap and #BasicWitchSwap ready to mail as well so I would only have to make one post office run for October — but I am still waiting on some items for #HHS.

#BasicWitchSwap is assembled though! I can‘t wait any longer on #LMPBC so off I go. At least I can keep post office visits down to just two.

blurb
bibliobard
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image

I might do more — but I wanted to take a screen shot of the words I had so far before I forgot. 78 words means 780 points. Plus this is a post so that 1 for participation.

+781 🎃 #TeamHendrix #Scarathlon2021

blurb
bibliobard
Spooky Weird! | Anh Do
post image

October is looking crazy already but I hope I can make time for these books! #BookSpinBingo #Scarathlon2021 #ScarathlonTBR #TeamHendrix

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
Clwojick Awesome selection! 4mo
StayCurious Great list! +50 early bird points 4mo
21 likes3 comments
blurb
bibliobard
post image

I waited so long to open this! What a delightful package! Thanks so much @BethM for the package and @Avanders for hosting! #FFFS

Avanders Yay!! And oh, what a great choice with Locke and Key! Love that series!! 😍😍🍁🍂🧡 4mo
23 likes1 comment
review
bibliobard
FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
post image
Pickpick

#bookspin pick for the month.
Did I mean to spend all day reading this book? No. Did I get sucked in and enjoy it anyway? Yes. I think it says something when you can power through a book in one go. This one has been on my #TBR list for some time. I can‘t explain why I kept putting it off, but once I picked it up I couldn‘t stop! Definitely an intense and thrilling read! And now that‘s one more book off my pile

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Love it when you can't put a book down!!! 4mo
17 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
Spinner: Roman | Benedict Wells
post image

Now that school is back full stop — let‘s see how this goes! #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
18 likes1 comment
review
bibliobard
post image
Pickpick

Just in time — I finished this book for August #bookspinbingo VE Schwab has definitely become one of my fave authors and I really enjoyed this story in particular. It was quite a ride and I enjoyed how it unfolded as well. It wasn‘t until over halfway that I realized I was picturing Luc as Tom Hiddleston.

This was also my #doublespin book so despite no bingo this month I did at least get both my spins completed.

Read-y_Picker That‘s a great picture! Lol I‘ll try to keep that in mind when I finally pick up the book. I‘m hoarding my VE Schwabb for #AuthorAMonth October. It‘s been difficult… 5mo
bibliobard @Read-y_Picker thanks! And good luck — everything I have read by VE Schwabn so far has been AMAZING 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
29 likes3 comments
review
bibliobard
post image
Pickpick

I discovered that Libby had the audiobook series and I was so thrilled to return to the Wayward Children series! Also figured this would be a good chance to post the August #bookspinbingo card as an update. Considering school is back in session I am fairly pleased by this…

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 5mo
14 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
post image

And just like that the very next day I have my #FFFS #fallingforfallswap package from someone 🧡🍁 my guess is @BethM since that is the name on the From section — does this look like your package?

Avanders Woo hoo!! 🧡🍁🍂🧡 5mo
BethM Sure Is! 5mo
17 likes2 comments
blurb
bibliobard
post image

Despite a hectic schedule and terrible traffic I made it to the post office to mail off my #FFFS package. Unfortunately I may have forgotten to make a note of that on the package as well as putting my username — but it‘s wrapped so that‘s a plus!

Do I need to wait to tag who I am mailing @Avanders
#FallingForFallSwap

Avanders Woot!! 🧡🍁🍂🧡🍁🍂 And it‘s totally up to you - you can wait or you can tell, now that you‘ve sent it 😘 5mo
bibliobard @Avanders okay cool! Just wanted to be sure. @BeaG a package is on its way to you 🥰🍁🍂🧡 5mo
BeaG Whoo hoo! I‘m excited! Thanks! 5mo
18 likes3 comments
blurb
bibliobard
Fake Blood | Whitney Gardner
post image

#LMPBC Books are on their way to #GroupG @peanutnine and #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer respectively— forgot to take a picture of the packages so here is a dog with the receipt instead. Happy Reading

peanutnine Cute! ❤️ 5mo
Soubhiville I‘ve just sent off your next #LMPBC book. It should arrive Thursday 😊 5mo
17 likes2 comments
review
bibliobard
Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
post image
Pickpick

#bookspin read complete! I really enjoyed this book about 3 teens and their experiences with the LGBTQ+ community and coming of age during the AIDS crisis of the 80s/90s. It was such an emotionally rich book and got to the point I couldn‘t put it down! Good pick @Soubhiville #lmpbc #round012 #groupp 🏳️‍🌈

Soubhiville I‘m glad you liked it too 😊📚. It‘s been a good #LMPBC round so far. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5mo
WanderingBookaneer Received! 5mo
18 likes3 comments
blurb
bibliobard
post image

Okay Campers today is a special day — we are going on a field trip for Arts and Crafts!

#LitsySummerCamp prompt inspired me to go out and finally check out a local ceramic painting place. I love painting and haven‘t had a chance to paint ceramics in years — so this seemed like a great opportunity. I love this store and (even better) you can buy the ceramics and paint there “to go” and do at “camp”!

peanutnine That's so awesome! I wish I still had a place like that near me. I used to go somewhere similar with my friends in college all the time. It was so fun! I can't wait to see what you create 😉 6mo
bibliobard @peanutnine It‘s been here for ages and I just — never got around to it. The figures on top of the box are what I painted. I will take them in tomorrow to get fired and glazed properly. 6mo
19 likes2 comments
blurb
bibliobard
Augusta's Charm | Valerie Holmes
post image

It‘s August and time for another game of #BookspinBingo here‘s my card and list @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 6mo
8 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
post image

Day 2 of #LitsySummerCamp brings cooler weather thanks to a bit of rain this morning. I didn‘t spend a lot of time outside, but I am grateful that the humidity broke since we were dealing with some gnarly heat for awhile there.

blurb
bibliobard
Black Flamingo | Dean Atta
post image

1. I haven‘t been in a tent since college — RV or cabin.
2. Camp Slodown 🏕
3. Walden
4. My goal is to finish a book and read 1 hour a day.
#LitsySummerCamp

ImperfectCJ Walden is a good outdoorsy book! Glad to have you at camp this week! 6mo
15 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
post image

I got one Bingo this month for #BookSpinBingo — I can‘t believe today is the last day of July.

blurb
bibliobard
Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
post image

Today was errand day so books are on the way for #LMPBC #Round012 #GroupG and #GroupP so be on the look out for some book mail @peanutnine and @WanderingBookaneer 🥰📚

Soubhiville I sent my book to you on Monday- should arrive tomorrow 🙂📚 6mo
bibliobard @Soubhiville sweet 😁 6mo
WanderingBookaneer Got it! 6mo
18 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
bibliobard
post image
Pickpick

Just finished this book in the span of 24 hours. What an insane read! I really enjoyed it though and I think it touched on some important themes in regards to privacy and people‘s obsession with fame. Good stuff and it scored me my first bingo in awhile for #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Yay bingo!!! 6mo
9 likes1 comment
review
bibliobard
post image
Pickpick

Even though it‘s summer I prefer doing some of my professional development via reading books. It just so happens this one was also on my #bookspinbingo card and my #bookspin for July! Some good info that I hope to bring back l to the classroom in August 👩‍🏫🍎

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
18 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
bibliobard
post image
Pickpick

Decided to do a mini-marathon of sorts and tore through all three of these graphic novels. I enjoyed the artwork and color of all of these stories! It‘s a strong star to July #bookspinbingo and the graphic novel group for #LMPBC (since the tagged book wound up being my #doublespin entry).

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
18 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
post image

I skipped bingo in June — so here is my #BookSpin list for July. I am hoping to do a lot of reading and writing this month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
9 likes1 comment
blurb
bibliobard
post image

Some of you may recall last year I made a blanket fort — well it‘s back and I am making it my spot to read for the next few days. 😉

blurb
bibliobard
post image

My books for #LMPBC came in! So excited to read both of these in July with #groupG #groupP 😍

Soubhiville Yay! 7mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. I have ace of spades and hope to sneek it in soon. 7mo
17 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
bibliobard
Dress Codes for Small Towns | Courtney Stevens
post image
Pickpick

It was so nice out this afternoon that I grabbed my book and my dog and headed out to the park for an impromptu picnic. It was so nice and relaxing — plus I finished the book!