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howlinglibraries

Joined September 2016

27. Lover of all things spooky and/or fantastical. Mama bear. Librarian. Proud Gryffindor. Bi-furious feminist. BLOG: howlinglibraries.com
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Halfway: A Memoir | Tom Macher
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I only made it halfway to 24, but considering I topped out at 8 last time, I‘m very proud of my #24in48 accomplishment!

GypsyKat You did great! 👏👏👏 10mo
sprainedbrain Nice!!🎉🎉 10mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
hes7 Nice! 🎉 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve never made it through one of these, but I‘m always happy to get some reading done.😂 10mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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Getting ready for #24in48 with my #tbr for the weekend! Most of these, I‘ve already started and I‘ll just be trying to finish them up. 41 minutes to go! @24in48

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Dead of Winter | Kealan Patrick Burke
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Easily my favorite of Kealan‘s work so far, and that‘s saying something. This was flawless, creepy, tragic, and gorgeous. And the cover. 😍 I love that KPB creates his own covers - and does such a good job! #horror

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Darkfever: Fever Series | Karen Marie Moning
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1. Darkfever, HP1 (reread), A Curse So Dark and Lonely, If We Were Villains, and The Last Olympian!
2. Probably a tossup between a Pumpkin Spice Latte or black tea with spearmint.
3. Cold brew coffee!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 11mo
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Reading a #publishersweekly interview with this author and this quote alone has fully sold me on grabbing a copy of the tagged book when it releases next month.

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This #friyayintro feels extra special because after a short shift at the library today, I‘m looking at a 3 day weekend! 😎

1. Probably fantasy? Though my 2018 stats said contemporary and horror were close runners-up!
2. Worms and similar critters. Long story but it‘s a lifelong phobia. 😣
3. A librarian! ☺️ Which is why it‘s so surreal that I am a new one!
4. 55F
5. Will do! 🥰

@howjessreads

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Quiet Time | Stephanie Kane
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It‘s a very quiet morning in the #library, but it won‘t be when storytime starts in half an hour. 😂 #librarian #librariansoflitsy

justanothermusing Your library looks so inviting for kids. 10mo
howlinglibraries @justanothermusing thank you for saying so! ☺️💕 we try! 10mo
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I‘m loving the audiobook for this, but I‘m so stressed out! 😂 I just want all of my little demigods to be okay! #audiobook #scribd

4thhouseontheleft My daughter just finished Book 4! 11mo
howlinglibraries @4thhouseontheleft it‘s such a good series! I hope she likes the finale! 11mo
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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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Happy book birthday, TGW! I got to read this one as an ARC and it was so much fun I just knew I needed a finished copy for my shelf. There are so many lovable characters, a fun heist, puzzles, and plenty of emotional moments - I really recommend this, especially for Six of Crows fans!

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Sir Thursday | Garth Nix
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1. My new job as a children‘s librarian!
2. More amazing memories with my family. 💕
3. “Reading what I want, when I want!” 2019 is the Year of DNFing and Self-Care. 😂
4. Everyone should go #welcome @yarnowlreads to Litsy!

wanderinglynn Congrats on your new job! 🎉 And thanks for playing! 💜 11mo
howlinglibraries @wanderinglynn thank you so much! 11mo
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Parasite Life | Victoria Dalpe
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Time for a new #lateathon TBR jar pick! #horror

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I finally decided to check out this #SerialReader app I keep seeing and I love it already! #blameitonlitsy

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Time for my first reread of the series in a very, VERY long time. #harrypotter

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Fence #1 | C.S. Pacat
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The TBR jar is treating me mighty well tonight! I adored Pacat‘s Captive Prince series so much that I‘ve been taking my time reading this one, worried it might not live up to my expectations, but it was flawless and the art is lovely. 💕

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Sour Candy: A Novella | Kealan Patrick Burke
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Absolutely flawless and unsettling as heck, just as I‘ve come to expect from all of Kealan‘s work! #horror

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Mehso-so

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I consider myself a very “loud and proud” feminist, but the lack of gender intersectionality in this left me unimpressed. I learned after finishing the read that many people seem to believe Adichie is a TERF, which frankly wouldn‘t surprise me with the complete trans erasure in this novella. I‘m sad and disappointed. 💔

Nebklvr Ok, I am old. What is TERF? 12mo
StephBengtson So disappointing. 12mo
howlinglibraries @Nebklvr a TERF is a “trans exclusionary radical feminist” - a feminist who doesn‘t believe trans women deserve to be included in feminism. :( 12mo
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howlinglibraries @StephBengtson I was stunned in the worst way! 12mo
Nebklvr @howlinglibraries Thank you. 12mo
howlinglibraries @Nebklvr you‘re welcome! 12mo
Bookishdiya I liked the book, but you are right. She didn‘t include the rights of trans women. I am not supporting her, but maybe it wasn‘t intentional on her part. Maybe she wrote it specifically for her friend‘s daughter. But since she published it, should have included intersectionality. Your review is good and enlightening though! 11mo
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My Boyfriend Is a Bear | Pamela Ribon
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How adorable... and weird... and hilarious. I loved the ending. 💕

(And yes, her boyfriend REALLY is a bear.)

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Zita the Spacegirl | Ben Hatke
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This MG sci-fi graphic novel was exactly what I needed. It is SO precious and cute, and I already rushed to put the next two volumes on hold!

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In Real Life | Cory Doctorow
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I‘m cohosting a readathon called Short-a-thon and it started 42 minutes ago, so expect lots of graphic novel, manga, novella, and short story reviews between now and the 31st, when the readathon ends!

If you want to join us, there‘s info pinned to my blog‘s home page (link in my Litsy bio) or you can look up #shortathon18 or @ shortathon on twitter!

RainyDayReading I‘ve been reading Giant Days the last couple of days! Really fun so far. 12mo
howlinglibraries @RainyDayReading Oh, good! I‘m hoping to read those tomorrow! 12mo
RainyDayReading @howlinglibraries I hope you enjoy them! 12mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My 4th reread and it was just as amazing as always. 💕

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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When you KNOW you‘ve gotta go to bed, but all you want to do is spend more time in Christmasland 😭💀 #horror #joehill

Moony Oh wow that sounds sooo good. I can understand your no-sleep-night. 😆 12mo
IndyHannaJones I love this book and the cover is awesome 12mo
howlinglibraries @Moony it‘s excellent and creepy! 😁 12mo
howlinglibraries @IndyHannaJones I‘m enjoying it so much so far! I‘m aaaalmost done. 😭 12mo
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Savage Species | Jonathan Janz
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It‘s always a good time to start a new Janz title! #horror

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Rolling in the Deep | Mira Grant
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OMG 😂 Thank you so much @Literary_Siren ! I‘ve been meaning to read this one for SO long so I‘m definitely going to be picking it up ASAP! #KindLitsy

Literary_Siren You‘re very welcome! I hope we both enjoy it. It‘s got really good reviews so that‘s promising! 😂 Happy Holidays! 12mo
howlinglibraries @Literary_Siren It is, and I love the author so I have high hopes! 😁 happy holidays! 12mo
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What a lovely email to wake up to! Thank you so much @Riveted_Reader_Melissa - I‘ve been meaning to read this series soon! 💕 #KindLitsy

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy it. 12mo
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A Christmas historical romance novella that completely swept me off my feet and left me swooning! It‘s so wholesome and sweet, and I can not recommend this one highly enough, especially if you‘re a fan of NORTH AND SOUTH as this is *majorly* inspired by the classic! And it‘s only $2.99 in the #kindle store!

#romance

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Untitled | Unknown
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Pretty good! Thanks for making the fun graphic, @RealLifeReading 💖

#in2018

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Today was a VERY good #ARC hauling day. 😍 I love Harper and Simon Pulse too much to describe. I‘ll tag the other books in the comments!

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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If you can read my messy cursive, these are my reading goals for the week. Is anyone else feeling ambitious? What are you reading this week?

MicheleinPhilly Messy??? That looks like Catholic school penmanship. 12mo
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Savage Species | Jonathan Janz
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A Flame Tree Press #bookmail day is always a good day. Check out these January and February releases! 😍

#horror #thriller #paranormal #fantasy

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The Raven's Tale | Cat Winters
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Some very exciting surprise #bookmail today! 😍 It‘s a Raven retelling with a twist!

MaleficentBookDragon I did not know she had a new book coming out. Stacked! 12mo
howlinglibraries @MaleficentBookDragon I don‘t feel like it‘s getting NEARLY enough hype so far! 12mo
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The Raven's Tale | Cat Winters
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Some very exciting surprise #bookmail today! 😍 It‘s a Raven retelling with a twist!

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The Raven's Tale | Cat Winters
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Some very exciting surprise #bookmail today! 😍 It‘s a Raven retelling with a twist!

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Kin | Kealan Patrick Burke
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One chapter in and I‘m already hooked (and a little grossed out). I‘m feeling long overdue for another Kealan read! #horror

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Kin | Kealan Patrick Burke
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One chapter in and I‘m already hooked (and a little grossed out). I‘m feeling long overdue for another Kealan read! #horror

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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve never done a year-long reading challenge on Litsy, but #Booked2019 sounds like a good one to start with! @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Fabulous!!! Happy to have you on board 🥳🥳 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage We‘re honored to be your first! 😜 12mo
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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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December #TBR time! I‘m so excited about this month‘s stack.

mcipher What a pretty picture! ❤️🎄 12mo
howlinglibraries @mcipher thank you! ☺️ 12mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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1. A Court of Mist and Fury — Sarah J. Maas
2. A Conjuring of Light — V. E. Schwab
3. Blue Lily Lily Blue — Maggie Stiefvater
4. Circe — Madeline Miller
5. Sadie — Courtney Summers

#SundayFunday @sebrittain

Ahomeinpages A darker shade of magic is one of my favourite series of all time. And Acomaf is really one of my top books of all time😍 12mo
sebrittainclark I've got A Court of Mist and Fury and Circe on my TBR 12mo
howlinglibraries @Ravenbooks same on both! They‘re sooooo good! 12mo
howlinglibraries @sebrittain ohh I hope you love them too! 12mo
Ahomeinpages I am currently reading Adsom series again, and I feel like coming home! Acomaf has so many great quotes! 12mo
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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I am SO excited to finally start this! #veschwab #victoriaschwab

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Bad Man: A Novel | Dathan Auerbach
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I‘m a long time fan of Dathan‘s, dating back to his r/NoSleep days, so I was really excited to receive an eARC of this one. Sadly, it was just okay for me - while I enjoyed the premise and the atmosphere, it was way too long and the ending left me unsatisfied. 3/5 ⭐️

#horror #horrorreviews

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Easily the best #YA #thriller I‘ve ever read, and one of the best things I‘ve read all year, period. Please do yourself a favor and pick this one up when it releases in September. 🖤

Alfoster Yay! Reading this now!😍 1y
howlinglibraries @Alfoster how are you liking it? ☺️ 1y
Alfoster Just finished it! Loved it too though I‘m not sure I‘d classify it as YA! 1y
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Clockwork Prince | Cassandra Clare
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Slowly making my way through the Shadowhunters world, and I am loving the narration on this one. By the way, if you haven‘t checked out Scribd, I highly recommend it! At only $8.99/month, this is the 7th or 8th audiobook I and/or my family members have listened to in just a couple of weeks! #shadowhunters #audiobooks

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Devil in Ohio | Daria Polatin
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Slowly but surely making time for these overdue #ARCs I‘ve been pretending don‘t exist 😬😂 #horror #yahorror #ireadya

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Sparrow Hill Road | Seanan McGuire
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A power outage in the middle of summer means a car ride for A/C, and a new read for #24in48, because I‘m feeling #spooky. 🖤 👻 #seananmcguire

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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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Kicking off #24in48 by reading a few chapters of this! I think I‘ll just be switching books out a bit to keep my attention span going. 😂 @24in48

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1. I use “y‘all” sometimes in text, but in person, it‘s almost always “you guys”
2. 3! Care-uh-mel.
3. Kindle, iBooks, goodreads, Scribd, Libby, Audible, Bookly and Laio (neither of which I ever use...), Litsy, and if you count it for bookstagram, IG.
4. Finishing my final project for my summer class and reading! I‘m working on Heir of Fire and City of Fallen Angels right now, mainly.
5. Everyone I know who would do it already does 😅 #friyayintro

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Contagion | Erin Bowman
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Time to start a creepy new read! I love virus stories 😍😂

ladym30 So looking forward to this one!! 1y
howlinglibraries @ladym30 I read the first half yesterday and had to force myself to put it down and work on other things. It‘s great! 1y
ladym30 @howlinglibraries Thanks! Good to know. 1y
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I just can‘t put it down. 😍 This comes out Tuesday and I hope everyone will run out and grab a copy!

cherinium This was my #botm selection. Haven't started it yet, but it looks amazing! 1y
howlinglibraries @cherinium I hope you enjoy it! 1y
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson | John Green, David Levithan
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DNF. This was absolutely awful for me. Fat shaming from page one (literally), gross objectification of a female character, an incredible trope-y portrayal of a gay teen... there‘s just a lot to unpack here, plus I hated the humor, and everything about this reminded me of why I‘ve sworn off David Levithan and John Green (besides TFIOS). 😔 I wish I could‘ve loved this like so many of my friends did!

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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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I‘m already liking this so much more than Furyborn. 😧

JoScho This cover 💛💛💛 1y
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Escaping from Houdini | Kerri Maniscalco
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It‘s finally time to get back into some adventures with Audrey and Thomas! 😍

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