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heidisreads

Joined September 2016

every reader her book. every book its reader. or something like that. (Ranganathan)
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I finished 8 books (4 audio and 4 print) in November and DNF 2 (not shown)! Don‘t make me pick a favorite because they were all different and all based on my mood. Ha!

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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My #weekend #audiobook - I love Ruta Sepetys‘ beautifully researched writing and characters!

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So adorably entertaining. Three separate (but connected) short stories of teenage romance during the biggest snowstorm ever on Christmas Eve.
There‘s a #Netflix movie out now, too!

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Nothing More Dangerous | Allen Eskens
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Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens is on sale 11.12.19 and I devoured it this past weekend, thanks to an #arc from #netgalley and #mulhollandbooks

A well-written story of the summer of 1976 when a white teenage boy is awakened to the racial and social tensions in his small Missouri town.

This is going to be a fantastic story for college literature classes and book clubs to discuss!
#recommendsday

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White Bird | R J Palacio
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White Bird | R J Palacio
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This is the story of a young girl in Nazi-occupied France. It's a story about standing up with love and kindness during a time of war. It's something our country's youth needs right now. Buy it & gift it to an important young person in your life. Buy it, read it and pass it on to a local classroom or school. Check it out from your library. Both the #audiobook (thanks, Libro.fm and Penguin Random House Audio) and the printed copy are astounding.

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I was absolutely captivated by this collision of secrets, history and love. The audiobook was unbeatable; an engaging narrator and news reports, journals, etc. narrated by others really added an extra touch. This is one of the only stories I've ever finished and immediately wanted to start reading again.

I received an ALC from Libro.Fm and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Grabbed this #audiobook #ALC from #librofm and the little boys and I are listening to a chapter each day on our drive to school. The narration is a full cast and it is wonderful!

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Anyone else have to hide books from their kids so you can read something different once in a while?! Little Blue Truck has been a favorite in our household for 3+ years. I just pulled this out of hiding and I know I‘ll have excited boys when they see it is back on the book shelf. It was a #switchwitch gift 2 years ago!
#raisingreaders #littlebluetruck #aliceschertle #picturebook #halloween #fall #pumpkin #momlife #boymom

Bookishthoughts The beautiful struggle is real! You kinda feel bad, but at one point enough is enough.😆🤦 2mo
heidisreads @Bookishthoughts Soooo true... plus we don‘t have enough shelving for all of our books to be out at the same time so I have to rotate them. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Bookishthoughts @heidisreads love rotating books! I feel it helps noticing ones surroundings and finding something "new" to see and read!? 2mo
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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This is what I was doing the second I finished #reading The Nightingale this afternoon. I mean, I was listening to the #audiobook from #hoopla - don‘t worry. This was a difficult book for me. World War ll fiction is something I need to read especially about of women and mothers - #historicalfiction shows me history through the eyes (and hearts) of the people who lived it. #bookclub

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Grabbed this #audiobook from the #October #ALC list from Libro.fm 😍 SO SO GOOD

#historicalfiction #yalit #rutasepetys

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Have I mentioned how much I love being a librarian?! We had author Mindy Mejia at our library this week and people came from all over to hear her speak. My favorite part of an author visit is hearing the author read her own writing.

P.S. We ran out of chairs and we sold out of her books!

#ilovemylibrary

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Started this last night on my #kindle - it‘s an #arc from #netgalley
Publication date is January 2020!
Book 2 in the Hot & Hammered series

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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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My current #audiobook and also for #bookclub in October. Not completely loving it yet...

violabrain The beginning was a little slow for me too, but once it gets going, I couldn‘t put it down. 2mo
heidisreads @violabrain That‘s good to hear! Thank you! 2mo
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Firsts: A Novel | Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
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If you're one of the many #littens who loves to get their paws on an #ARC and you haven't heard of #bookishfirst yet, feel free to use my referral code to get yourself 100 points toward an #ARC of your choosing!
Referral code: 798a9945d9157bf55
https://www.bookishfirst.com/users/sign_up

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I got my paws on an #ARC of this true crime #memoir coming out October 15 and you should definitely put it on your list! #nonfiction #stolenidentity
Thanks to the publisher and #netgalley!

ambam1987 Looks interesting!!! 2mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I thought this was going to be a woman firefighter falls in love with a coworker sort of book.... but there were so many other themes in this book and I appreciated them - a young person in the role of caregiver, coping with past traumas, family dynamics. It was good! #botm

ambam1987 I loved this one! 2mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Comfy clothes and my #weekendread while the little boys snooze and the big boy works on a project in the garage.

Mitch Sounds perfect 🥳 3mo
valeriegeary 👍👍 3mo
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The 2nd book in the Bexley Squires series does not disappoint! It is a quick read with great characters and twists and turns that will keep you guessing the whole time. Temperance Rose's dog is kidnapped, and when the dog is returned, her million dollar collar is missing. So, she hires Bexley to find the collar and the thief. But, as Bexley digs deep into her investigation, she finds much more dangerous secrets lurking below the surface.

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The Hugely-Wugely Spider | Ethan T. Berlin
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Rainy day here today! We‘re making a fun display! #litsyloveslibraries #picturebooks #kidlit

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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A true masterpiece. This Tender Land is a story of four orphans who take to a winding river in 1932 - each in search of something. But this river is alive - stealing pieces of their hearts, and yours, dear reader, washing up secrets downstream. These orphans and the people they meet along the way will swirl through your thoughts long after you finish reading. #botm #septemberReads

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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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This came in for me at the library just before the weekend! Both my boys are napping and so I‘m taking advantage of the quiet to start a new book. #momlife

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In this award-winning title (and so very deserving of those awards), a young boy and his grandma ride the bus and the young boy learns what it means to be a kind neighbor to any and everyone you meet. #grandparentsday #kidlit #picturebook

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Just Grandpa and Me | Mercer Mayer
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Seriously, you can‘t go wrong with Mercer Mayer‘s Little Critter! #grandparentsday #kidlit #picturebook

CouronneDhiver Yes! Love these books 3mo
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North Woods Girl | Aimee M. Bissonette
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Beautiful illustrations to match a beautiful story of a young girl learning about loving the outdoors from her grandmother. #getoutside #grandparentsday #kidlit #picturebook

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Ten Kisses for Sophie! | Rosemary Wells
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Sophie is helping prepare a special and delicious meal (and dessert) in honor of her Granny, but when an unexpected guest comes along, she realizes she doesn‘t have quite enough. What will she do?! #grandparentsday #picturebook #kidlit

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This is an adorable story about Llama Llama who goes to visit his grandparents when his mom goes away. He forgets his favorite stuffed animal and, of course, gets sad. Grandma and Grandpa to the rescue! #grandparentsday #picturebook #kidlit

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This #graphicnovel tells the story of six survivors of the Holocaust. Each had a different experience; it is powerful to read them in their own words. That being said, it‘s definitely an introduction to the Holocaust. Some young readers will be disappointed there weren't more details, but that's an opportunity to hand them other suggestions - and there are many. I received an #ARC from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. #raisingreaders

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Muir Library | Winnebago, MN (Library)
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My most recent display at the library 😉
I thought it was funny! Hopefully other people do, too. #librariansoflitsy #litsyloveslibraries

jillrhudy That‘s great! 3mo
heidisreads @jillrhudy Oh, thank you! 3mo
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White Bird | R J Palacio
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Ahhhh!!! More from the WONDERful author, R.J. Palacio! Can‘t wait for this newest story coming out October 1. #kindness #graphicnovel #wonder

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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A delightful contemporary #romance. Emily‘s new to town, so playing a role in the local Renaissance Faire is a good chance to meet people. She enjoys the other cast members - except for Simon, who seems to disagree with every new idea. When the Faire begins, Emily finds herself flirting (and more) with Simon and she starts to wonder if this is all part of the act or something more. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Muir Library | Winnebago, MN (Library)
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1. Muir Library in Winnebago, MN
2. hehehe 5-6 days a week - I work there 😜
3. movies and I use library databases to access old newspaper articles and journal articles

#getlibrarycarded
@nitalibrarian

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The second book -Million Dollar Collar- comes out in early September!
I can't wait :)

#booksale #99cents #mysterynovels #femalesleuths
Amazon US: http://bit.ly/TDGSus
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2GyRrJB
iBooks: https://apple.co/2SrvIKG
Nook: http://bit.ly/TDGSnook
Kobo: http://bit.ly/TDGSkobo
Google Play: http://bit.ly/TDGSplay

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Dragonfly Books | Decorah, IA (Bookstore)
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Did you know Libro.fm has an #audiobook #arc /#alc program now? #librariansoflitsy
More info here: www.libro.fm/alc-program

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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fishing with my boys this afternoon

Jenken1998 That's how i fish! 3mo
valeriegeary Looks like you caught a good one! 3mo
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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1. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
This comes out next week and it is a sept #botm pick! GRAB IT UP!
2. Cleaning, meal prepping, preparing my kindergartener to start school next week.
3. Cake batter
4. Piano (trombone and cello in a past life 😜)
5. thanks for the fun questions! #friyayintro @howjessreads

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Anyone else starting a #whole30 in September?
It‘ll be my first one! I‘m excited that I‘ve got a garden full of veggies to help me through this.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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It‘s so good, you guys! It‘s first-pumpkin-spice-latte-of-the-season good. (without the burnt tongue and the calories) 😜

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Setting aside all my other current reads to devour the latest Rainbow Rowell! #bookmail #graphicnovel

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The Cat in the Hat | Dr. Seuss
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I wish they made adult-sized shirts of this design! 😆

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I found these adorable onesies at Target over the weekend! Can‘t wait to give them to our daycare provider who is having a baby this Fall.

marleed So cute! 3mo
heidisreads @marleed I love these so much! Not enough to have another baby, tho! 😂 3mo
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You Get What You Get | Julie Gassman
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Books we read for “back to school” Storytime at the #library today - the tagged one is my favorite. #librariansoflitsy #kidlit #backtoschool

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Girl Out of Water | Laura Silverman
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Girl Out of Water
Soul Surfer
Surfin‘ USA - The Beach Boys

#manicmonday @JoScho

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Rainy drive home from the cabin. I‘m stuck in the back seat and I‘m not sad about it.

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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This is Necessary #Nonfiction! Brave women, a brilliant writer. True stories of brave women. It reads like fiction. Important. Impactful.

Nute I‘m getting this book today! 3mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Wow! What a powerfully emotional story! I loved the setting of remote Alaska - the way it was written made it a fascinating character of its own. I‘d absolutely hand this to someone who read Where the Crawdads Sing.

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Murder on the Red River | Marcie R Rendon
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Murder mystery set in the 1970s in rural
Minnesota/North Dakota.
I loved getting to know Cash, a 19yo Native woman - she‘s gritty and tough and figuring out her purpose.
I can‘t wait to read Girl, Gone Missing!

Tamra I love rural settings! Your description immediately brought the movie “Fargo” to mind, one of my favorites! 3mo
heidisreads @Tamra Yep! Similar setting to that movie. Hope you get to read it soon! 3mo
Nute Your description and the cover have set the tone! Stacking! 3mo
heidisreads @Nute Awesome! Let me know what you think when you read it. 3mo
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Heading out for a long weekend at the cabin.
I brought 3 books but... #momlife

AkashaVampie haha thats just mom life in general! 3mo
Johanna414 Yep. 3mo
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