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Joined March 2017

I never go anywhere without at least one book because you never know when you‘ll have time to read • 📚2019 reads: 102/52
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What Makes Us | Rafi Mittlefehldt
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Evening plans.

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November reads round-up!

Total: 12
Not pictured: Laughter At The Academy (Seanan McGuire) via kindle

Favorites: Someday We Will Fly, My Real Name Is Hanna, In The Neighborhood Of True, Mapping The Bones, Sick Kids In Love, Laughter At The Academy

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Laughter at the Academy | Seanan McGuire
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It‘s gray & wet & meh outside so here‘s my version of “treat yo self” this Monday afternoon.

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#currentlyreading #shortfiction #suckerforseanan

Reviewsbylola Perfect mug! 3w
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You Asked for Perfect | Laura Silverman
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Today‘s nap-time read. Looking forward to a quiet weekend after being on-the-go almost nonstop since August. I‘m about a quarter of the way into this one & really enjoying it so far; the protagonist Ariel (Hebrew pronunciation, not Disney) has such a clear voice that makes it very easy to fall into the story.

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#naptimesreads #currentlyreading

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My Sister's Keeper | Jodi Picoult
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Did you know that Jodi Picoult can dish it out by jumping on a bandwagon to attack a graduate student for an opinion she had three years ago because it hurt Sarah Dessen‘s fee fees but can‘t take it when she‘s told her faux-pology (which she built on actual apologies by PoC authors because of course she did) is sorely lacking?

Really glad I stopped reading her novels a decade ago 😂

Megabooks This doesn‘t surprise me. I‘m disappointed but not surprised. All those female authors attacking the graduate student. Smdh. They should be more tough and mature. And maybe books for teens (as Dessen herself says she writes) aren‘t the best choice for incoming college students. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Tamra I don‘t know about this, but it doesn‘t look good. I‘ve never read any of her novels. I feel like if you put your work out there for consumption, you need to expect feedback, even if it isn‘t positive. 3w
4thhouseontheleft This whole thing feels very Twilight Zone. I feel so bad for the grad student, the backlash against her by so many authors was completely out of proportion to what she said. 3w
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lauren.lerner I‘m so upset for the grad student. The way her university threw her under the bus?? And the gang-up after Dessen cherry picked the clip she shared, conveniently leaving out the fact that they went with a book about racism??? Unbelievable. The whole thing is surreal!! @megabooks @4thhouseontheleft 3w
lauren.lerner I totally agree with that last sentence, @Tamra. I‘ve never even heard of Dessen before this (I usually stick to SFF in YA) but you better believe I‘ll be avoiding her work from here on out. 3w
Annl Thanks for sharing this. 3w
4thhouseontheleft The number of authors that jumped on the bandwagon without actually looking at anything beyond Dessen‘s cherry-picked screenshot was ridiculous. Including some I really admire, like Roxane Gay, Celeste Ng and Angie Thomas. 3w
Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft Yes, that was the kicker. How many other authors just jumped on blindly. 3w
lauren.lerner @Annl you‘re welcome! 3w
lauren.lerner Agree with both of you, the number of folks who didn‘t bother to read the context and just went straight to caping for Dessen was and is so upsetting, @megabooks @4thhouseontheleft 3w
Megabooks @lauren.lerner The first thing I did before deciding how I felt was READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE. I think that‘s the minimum someone should do before reacting. You owe that to the quoted person. If you don‘t have time, stay silent, lest you look like an idiot! 3w
lauren.lerner One would think authors like NK Jemisen, Roxane Gay, Celeste Ng, Angie Thomas, etc etc would think to do that too, @Megabooks, and yet.... here we are. Really disappointing tbh. Especially when the point the student made about why Dessen‘s book wasn‘t the right choice in light of the other books available is a really excellent one!! And extremely valid!! 3w
batsy Ugh. A few of the authors who jumped to defend Dessen and called the young woman all kinds of names—in the name of defending teen girls' reading choices, irony much?—were authors I was planning to check out. But I won't bother now. A spoilt cohort of privileged tantrum-throwers don't interest me anymore... 3w
lauren.lerner RIGHT @batsy?!?!?! I have been keeping an eye out for apologies and the only ones that have held water are Jemisen, Gay and Ng, and their follow up replies acknowledging the harm their jumping in did have been the only thing keeping me from yeeting their books into the sun. Everyone else can pound sand at this point — there are so many amazing authors out there, I won‘t waste my time on the assholes. (edited) 3w
Megabooks I looked up my college‘s choices for freshman readalong (as I call it), and embarrassingly enough, in 2005 for the class of 2010. they chose the novel you tagged. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ I honestly agree with the person who called her books, “supermarket novels for white grandmothers” on Twitter. hilariously her name is misspelled on the website “Judy Picoult”. 😂 https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/new-students/common-experience (edited) 3w
sprainedbrain This whole mess has helped me remove books by several authors from my TBR. I could always take or leave Dessen, Picoult, and Weiner anyway, but I‘m really bothered by the pile ons by Roxane Gay, Celeste Ng, and Angie Thomas. And the way some tried to frame not liking a particular author, book, or genre to the somehow being anti-feminist or patriarchal is just ridiculous. 3w
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain I feel some of the POC authors involved - many of whom also issued the more sincere apologies - are getting more 💩 than Weiner, Picoult, etc. One time minor f*ck ups on social media get a pass from me, until it becomes a pattern. But Dessen? Never read her books, and now I never will. 3w
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain And, while I still plan on reading Angie Thomas in the future, my GR Award semifinal vote for YA will be different. I voted for OTCU in the first round, today switched my semifinal vote to With the Fire On High. 3w
sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft I don‘t plan to stop following or reading Ng, Thomas, or Gay. I still haven‘t read OTCU (it‘s on my list for next year) so I hadn‘t voted for it. 😃 3w
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain It‘s a good book! It was the only one I‘ve read in that category, my YA game must be off this year. 😂I‘ve dipped into With the Fire on High, which may have swayed me anyway by the time I finish it. 3w
sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft I‘ve only read two in that category this year... Birthday and Lovely War, both of which I loved. While I‘m not entirely sure I would call Lovely War YA, I voted for it. 😊 3w
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None of the November #BOTM selections really jumped out at me, so I skipped this month. Anyone else skipping November? If you didn‘t, what did you pick?

Sace The Giver of Stars looked good to me. 1mo
lauren.lerner @Sace I‘m definitely adding it to my TBR for sometime down the road, also the new Lisa Jewell thriller. 1mo
catiewithac Went with The Great Pretender 1mo
EKonrad I went with the Leigh Bardugo one. 😊 1mo
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October reads round up! This was a light month for me with my play (Seussical! 🎭) opening & the Washington Nationals in the post-season (World Series Champs! ⚾️🏆) Looking forward to doing more reading in November.

Total books: 7
Not pictured: You Have Arrived At Your Destination (Amos Towles) (ebook)
Favorites: Nothing to See Here, The People‘s Future of the United States, Spinning Silver

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Rainy Sunday morning reading with my favorite kiddo. I love how he always ends up sitting in/on a pile of books like he‘s a tiny book-hoarding dragon. I also really love this book!!

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#raisingreaders #rainydayreads #sundayreads

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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I have no willpower.

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#BOTM #bookmail

Alora Beautiful!! 📚 2mo
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A thought-provoking & widely relevant short story. Not my favorite in the collection, though I enjoyed Towles‘ prose. Ending was a bit abrupt but it suits the story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#shortfiction #scifi #forwardcollection

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We have a title, a synopsis & a release date!

Set 64 years before the original novel, A Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes will focus on the events around the 10th annual Hunger Games.

🎶🕊🐍

Alora I am soooo excited for this! 2mo
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September reads round up!

Total books: 14

Ebooks: Bird Box (Josh Malerman), Emergency Skin (NK Jemison), Randomize (Andy Weir), The Last Conversation (Paul Tremblay), Ark (Veronica Roth), & Summer Frost (Blake Crouch)

Favorites: Middlegame, Emergency Skin, What the Night Sings (all ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

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britt_brooke Great month! 2mo
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In honor of #bannedbookweek, I pulled this off my shelf and read it to my son. Completely delightful, I particularly like the illustrations (Marlon‘s bow tie tho 🙌🏻)

A much sweeter book than I was expecting, pleased to have this in my library.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#childrenslit #bannedbooks

[As an aside, anyone else wonder how the infamously bigoted Pences came to name their rabbit after a man who was famously bisexual or is it just me?]

Ericalambbrown This is a great book! 2mo
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Twilight | Stephenie Meyer
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Mehso-so

Y‘all, is it possible for a book to get worse? Because I think Twilight got worse since the last time I read it... I think I prefer the Tumblr shitposts of amazing & absurd headcanons to the books at this point. Gah.

(Definitely not continuing my hate-#reread of the series at this time.)

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#YA #TwilightRenaissance

IvoryLunatic Nah. I first loved them until I read more high quality books and then realized that I don‘t like these at all anymore - the writing, the plot, and the characters. 3mo
lauren.lerner The movies spoiled me by distracting me from how crappy the writing and characters are in the text, for sure @IvoryLunatic, but also I feel like I always knew it was meh but that used to be part of the fun of them? If that makes sense. 2mo
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Emergency Skin | N.K. Jemisin
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Today‘s #naptimeread was a WINNER. One of six novellas in this Blake Crouch curated collection, I had no choice but to read Nora‘s first & she did not disappoint.

In an effort to avoid spoilers, I will only mention that some might find the work a bit too on the nose/heavy handed. I am not one of those people.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#speculativefiction #shortfiction

AlaMich I started listening to it before bed last night. I‘ve really enjoyed Jason Isaacs, the narrator, in everything I‘ve seen him in (including as Lucius Malfoy in HP), and he‘s great reading this too. 3mo
readordierachel Can't wait to read this. 3mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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You can‘t make an omelette without breaking eggs, is what he says. We thought we could do better.

Better? I say in a small voice. How can he think this is better?

Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some.



#thisfuckingbooktho #currentlyreading #noliesdetected

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So I thought I was just seeing my dentist about my wonky implant but it turns out the dentist wanted me to get a cleaning so badly, his scheduler just put me down for a cleaning. I don‘t do well with teeth shit so I want to thank Levar Burton for this podcast which kept me from having a panic attack!!!!

Gah I really hate teeth.

But I really love this story and this whole book, so if you haven‘t read it yet DO IT. It‘s SO GOOD. Nora is a genius!

gradcat I love his podcast! ♥️ 3mo
SW-T Awesome author and podcaster 😊😊😊 3mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Confession: I completely forgot that The Testaments dropped today until the copy I preordered showed up at my house. Prepping for it by rereading the OG.

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#naptimereads #sleepbabysleep #bookmail

ShyBookOwl Forgotten pre-orders are the best gifts to self 3mo
lauren.lerner I agree completely, @ShyBookOwl ! 3mo
Alora 😍😍😍 2mo
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Twilight | Stephenie Meyer
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Giving in to the desire to hate-#reread this series. Makes for a good evening read — not too much work (the flashes of rage at the misogyny/ableism/racism et al in the text aside....) & just enough reasonable prose to bind it all together. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#currentlyreading #currentlyrereading #hateread #YA

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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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No moment in American history exists in a vacuum. Nationalism and fascism are not new; indeed, they are part of American soil. This fact gave births to this novel. The events in INTERNMENT—though they take place “fifteen minutes” into America‘s future—are deeply rooted in our history. You are bearing witness to them now, in our present.

(From the Author‘s Note)

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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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This is an incredibly important book. It‘s not perfect but I hope you‘ll all read it. We are too close to all of this in the United States, especially now, months after this book was published, when we know there are literally internment (read: concentration) camps full of asylum seekers at our southern border.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#YA

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘ve had this on on TBR stack for a while now. I think I‘ll bump it up nearer to the top. 3mo
lauren.lerner @chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘d had it on my #TBR for a while and am so very pleased I pushed it up on the list. Can‘t wait to hear what you think of this book! (edited) 3mo
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Breaking Dawn | Stephenie Meyer
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I‘ll get right to it: the TWILIGHT series is my favorite hate-read/view & there‘s a marathon on tv tonight.

Watching Breaking Dawn (1). A scene I‘ve always hated plays. I hit pause run two (2) flights up to the attic, grab the novels so I can fact check.

FWIW I was correct.🏆

It‘s been years (6,7?) since I read it all but I‘m just That Nerd I guess? (Considering a series #reread rn.)

Pls enjoy KStew‘s baby vamp eyes. 🧛🏻‍♀️😍❤️

cariashley 😂 3mo
lauren.lerner @cariashley thank you for posting the perfect emoji in response to this post. 💗 3mo
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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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Bailedbailed

It‘s not the book, it‘s me. I thought I would try verse again but I just don‘t like it. That said, the story is good and I like the characters, I‘m just not the target audience (and that‘s okay!)

Might try it again if I can get it in hard copy from the library. For now, returning this digital loan and moving on to the next thing!

#lifeistooshorttoreadwhatyoudontenjoy

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I did not expect to enjoy this one as much as I did, wow! I know this is classified as #postapocalyptic by many, but I consider this a #thriller in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Looking forward to watching the movie soon! (My husband & I skipped it last summer because I wanted to read the book first 🤓; he‘s a great partner like that!)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

[Pardon the meh screenshot; my kindle edition has the movie cover & I hate movie covers]

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really enjoyed this one too!!! 3mo
Libby1 I just finished it and I enjoyed it, too! 1mo
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Y‘all. This book is So Good, I‘m sitting outside & listening to the insects screech instead of sitting inside with my husband while he watches baseball. It‘s so good, I don‘t want to be interrupted even tangentially by sportsball. I can‘t stop reading & I love it. Seanan is a gddamn wizard of words who I appreciate so much. #currentlyreading

ETA right after I posted this, I was viciously assaulted by a cicada, aka the devil‘s insect. 🙅🏻‍♀️

AlaMich They‘re so huge and clumsy. Even though I know they‘re harmless, it still creeps me out when one of them flies into me. 😖 3mo
lauren.lerner They are creepy and screechy and I hate them @AlaMich. 3mo
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist of creating out of a void but out of chaos.”



Came across this phenomenal Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley quote in the book I‘m #currentreading; perfect timing to celebrate the birthday of the woman who invented science fiction!! We stan a legend, y‘all. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories | Isaac Bashevis Singer
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“In stories time does not vanish. Neither do men and animals. For the writer and his readers all creatures go in living forever. What happened long ago is still present.”

🐐✡️📖
#jewishlit #yiddishlit #currentlyreading

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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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About to start this #blameitonlitsy read having just finished Gods Of Jade And Shadow (review to come because WOW). Featuring about half the books Little Dude brought me to read to him today (his dad already put the other half away, my rainbow shelves be damned — bless his heart, he tries); now that we‘re done with camp, both kiddo and I are enjoying a lot more reading time!

📚🌄📖
#BOTM #libraryhaul #raisingreaders

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The Titan's Curse | Rick Riordan
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Sunday afternoon reading buddy. Can‘t wait to introduce him to Percy, Annabeth, et al when he‘s older. The #reread I‘m doing of this series is reminding me how brilliant these books are.

🧒🏼📖🐘
#raisingreaders #kiddolovesabook

Centique I love reading this series to my son. The characters are so good! 4mo
lauren.lerner They really are, @Centique! Can‘t wait to read these to/with him in a few years 3mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Just hit my reading goal for the year with this #reread! (I‘ll definitely be upping my reading goal for 2020 😉)

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 4mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🍾💜👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻🎉📚 4mo
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats!!! 🎉🎉 (edited) 4mo
Leftcoastzen Congrats!🎊🎉 4mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Really appreciating this title page as I start the last of this trilogy for the fifth (?) time.

#zodiac #zodiacattack #zackattack 🤣
[ETA: my apologies for the ridiculous hashtags ^^ above. I am having the most amazing summer but I‘m also not sleeping enough and it‘s clearly catching up with me 😉]

#currentlyreading #camplife

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Today‘s #naptimeread, because who doesn‘t enjoy a #horror novella on a Saturday morning?

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#goawayimreading #naptimeismetime #bookandabeverage

ju.ca.no Love the Mug❤️ 5mo
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Broke my summer #bookbuyingban for this one because it is my favorite kind of #summerread: #fairytaleretelling /#mythology!!

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#BOTM

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The Family Tree | Sheri S. Tepper
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A warm & slightly humid but quite lovely Saturday night read c/o citronella candles, a light breeze & a very tired toddler. Sometimes summer in DC is just delightful.

Hope y‘all are having a great weekend!

🕯🌿📖🍷
#bookandabeverage #weekendreading #LLrereads

Zelma Looks perfect! I was in DC last weekend and loved the weather. 😍 (edited) 5mo
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Week one of camp & today is the first I‘ve had a chance to enjoy a #busread. (Wrangling a toddler while riding a coach bus for 90+ minutes is no joke!)

So happy to be back with my camp family this year after taking last year off to spend time with my new baby. Little Dude is the littlest camper & has taken to it like a duck to water.

Looking forward to some quality reading time this weekend but until then, this will do.

🚌📖☀️

marleed Have fun! 5mo
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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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This has been on my #TBR forever so when I saw it in one of the half dozen Little Free Libraries in my neighborhood walking with Little Big to visit my Grandma (his GiGi!) I had to snag it! It‘s the perfect size & length for a #busread for camp this summer!

🌱👩🏽‍🔬📓
#walkersoflitsy #bibliophileproblems #littlefreelibrary

Samplergal And it‘s good. 6mo
Crazeedi I really enjoyed this book 6mo
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The Gate to Women's Country | Sheri S. Tepper
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After a long weekend away for my baby bro‘s wedding🎉, I was completely exhausted with no attention span yesterday. I picked this up & was immediately reminded of why I‘ve read it so many times. It‘s not a happy book but it brings me joy every time I read it.

I‘ve been focused on new/new-to-me books the past few years (#blameitonlitsy); looking forward to shifting gears a bit this summer with more rereads! 📚

#naptimesreads #bibliophileproblems

lauren.lerner Related tangent: would anyone be interested in a reread challenge of sorts this summer? I‘m considering creating one for myself and would be willing to share what I come up with if there‘s interest from y‘all. 6mo
Leftcoastzen I have this in the stash...need to read ! What‘s great about it ?I want an excuse to move it up the stack. 6mo
llwheeler This book has been on my tbr for ages, guess I should bump it a little higher! And I agree with being focused on new (to me) books, there's quite a few books I've been thinking of rereading. I might be interested in a challenge 6mo
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This book did not go where I expected it to & I found myself rather puzzled by the ending. That said, it‘s well written if slightly overwrought at times & would be a great summer beach read!

⭐️⭐️⭐️
#BOTM #YA

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Pictured: Someone who knows that the Moon is not part of Mars. 🌙📖

(Saturday morning and this was the first book the kid pulled out of his shelf.... had to share. 😂)
#raisingreaders

Lovesbooks87 Aww.. so cute. I love this series of books! 6mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Got a package from Amazon today and I‘m starting to think that between this box and all of tumblr, the universe really wants me to finish rereading this book so I can watch the show.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

???
#ishouldlistentotheuniverse #right? #capitalismXliterature

Jen_Reads Part of me wants to order something big enough so I can have David Tennant at my door. 6mo
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8mos after we stopped using signs with Little Dude (due to lack of consistency from 2ndary caregivers), he started using the sign for “milk” without prompting. He got very into the two baby sign language books we have for him & just a few weeks later, he‘s now signing regularly. It‘s wild & so cool to watch him realize he can use this non-verbal language to communicate what he wants more effectively!!

🤟🏻🧒🏼📖
#raisingreaders #babysignlanguage

squirrelbrain How amazing! 6mo
TheKidUpstairs It's amazing how much their little brains retain until they're just ready to use it! 6mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I‘m feeling a bit meh today in terms of what to pick for my next read & nothing I‘m #currentlyreading is calling to me, so I‘m pulling this from the reread #TBR. I‘ve been meaning to revisit this one for a few years now — the new series looks great but a refresher will help me convince my husband that this is the next show we‘re watching.

😈😇🔥🌎💥
#goawayimreading #goodomens #naptimereads

BooknerdsLife Love the show & your mug 😍 6mo
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Rainbirds | Clarissa Goenawan
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When Ren Ishida‘s older sister Keiko is murdered, he leaves Tokyo to tie up her affairs & discovers how little he knew about his beloved sister. Not quite a who-done-it, this book was unexpected & while not really for me, it‘s a lovely novel.

⭐️⭐️⭐️
#BOTM #diversereads #readtheworld

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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May reads roundup!

Total read: 9
Kindle: Gone, Gone, Gone (Hannah Moskowitz), The Awakened Kingdom (NK Jemisin)
Favorites: The Kingdom Of Gods, The Awakened Kingdom, The Immortalists, Everybody Yoga, Because Nothing Looks Like G-d

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! Love NK Jemisin. 💖📚💖 6mo
lauren.lerner @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego — she‘s my favorite find of 2019 and I‘m also angry with anyone who read her in the last few years and didn‘t suggest her to me — what an incredible talent Nora is!! 6mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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It‘s that time of the month again, y‘all....

I was excited to see Blake Crouch‘s next novel on this month‘s #BOTM list when I peeked at their Goodreads listings yesterday, so that pick was a no brainer. I really loved A Million Junes, so Emily Henry‘s new book piqued my interest right away.

What did you pick this month? #JuneBOTM
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Recent bookmail, including a YA subscription book box focusing on BIPOC authors & artisans that I backed on Kickstarter! This is the first box & I have credits for two more; I will likely save them for the fall since I‘ll have a lot less reading time once camp starts (in 1mo!!!) I haven‘t opened it yet, but I‘ll do an unboxing post when I do because I‘m super excited about this one!

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#bookmail #diversereads #marginsbox

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Naptime read, and I couldn‘t be more excited to dive back into this one today. I‘m completely captivated by the Gold siblings.

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#currentlyreading #naptimereads

JennyM Long may naptime continue! 6mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Homeward bound with a brand new book after a wonderful weekend in NYC celebrating my cousin & her new husband👰🏼❤️🤵🏻. Baby (finally) fell asleep in his daddy‘s arms so I‘m going to enjoy some quiet reading time for as long as it lasts.

Hope all my fellow American 🇺🇸 Littens are enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day weekend & that everyone else is having a great Monday!

#currentlyreading #naptimeread #cantresisthudsonnews

marleed Oh I just finished this book! 6mo
lauren.lerner What did you think of it, @marleed? 6mo
marleed @lauren.lerner it was not what I was expecting but I liked it. Having finished I still keep thinking what it would be to have that information. 6mo
lauren.lerner I just finished it yesterday, @marleed, and concur with your assessment that it wasn‘t quite what I expected. It definitely left me with a lot to think about! 6mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Weekend reads on a Manhattan-bound train. My cousin is getting married 👰🏼🤵🏻 tomorrow so our whole clan is making the trek up the eastern seaboard, my little 🧒🏼 included! #babysfirsttrainride #babysfirsttriptoNY 🚆🏙

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Another doozy of a story selection from Levar Burton and a perfect pick for my #audiowalk home from doing errands with the kid this morning. Can‘t wait to read more by Gardner Dozois, including this collection! #TBR

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#litsywalkers #theneverendingtbr #dadadadadadadadahhh

twohectobooks Sometimes when I listen to this podcast his voice is so soothing that I just zone out completely. Happened when I listened to this story, sadly. 7mo
lauren.lerner I can‘t tell you how many times I‘ve had to go back to listen to something again because I‘ve gotten caught up in relaxing with Levar‘s voice, @twohectobooks — I‘m glad I‘m not the only one!! As a kid, I fell asleep to audiobooks for over a decade; if my husband were amenable, I‘d do it with this podcast now! 7mo
twohectobooks I‘m also glad I‘m not the only one! 7mo
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