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maleahrae

maleahrae

Joined January 2018

Kindergarten Teacher. Mom of Three. Wife. Lifelong Reader.
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Hellfire Club | Jake Tapper
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I'm not going to lie, I have bit of a celebrity crush on Jake Tapper. Weird, I know... I decided to read this book. I just started it, but I wanted to know if any of you have read it and if so, what are you're thoughts?

marleed I have an autographed copy written to me. My son and Dil got it because he‘s my newsman crush, as well. I liked it. I even learned a few things. I did however read along with the audio because he reads this book! 2mo
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Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere | Smriti Prasadam-Halls
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My favorite #October craft to do with my kindergarteners!
#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

readingjedi 🧡🎃🧡 2mo
Clwojick 🎃🎃🎃🎃♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Smrloomis Adorable! 😍 1mo
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Complete Tales and Poems | Edgar Allan Poe
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This display from a cool bookstore I found perfectly fits the #raven prompt for the #chillingphotochallenge!
#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Through My Eyes | Tammy Wilson
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Finally finished the summer prompts for #booked2019!!
Diverse Middle Grade- Through My Eyes
Book to Movie- The Girl On The Train
Muslim MC- A Woman is No Man
Graphic Novel/ Comic- Spider Gwen
Gifted to Me- Fierce Kingdom
Genrebusting- Severence
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 📚👊🏻📚👊🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Wonderful 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
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I love finding cool book stores on vacation!

Texreader Me too! This one looks amazing!! 2mo
CrowCAH Neato! 📚 2mo
Crazeedi Very cool, love the phone booth, you could go in there and become a superhero! 2mo
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Ghosts Beneath Our Feet | Betty Ren Wright
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I read this when I was a kid and remember being so spooked!! For some reason its the first book that popped in my mind for the #chillingphotochallenge prompt #ghostly.
#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Ghostbusters | Richard Mueller
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Clwojick GHOSTBUSTERS! 2mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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The #chillingphotochallenge today is orange! Queenie was chilling in its own way.
#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick 💛 ❤ 💛 ❤ 2mo
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Hocus, Pocus...a Halloween classic! A great way to end a perfect vacation day! (Minus the Titans losing)
#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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The Shopping Spree | Betsy Haynes
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Caroline2 Oh Qa! I can live with that! ? 2mo
Alfoster Nope! 1731😫!😂 2mo
Redwritinghood $700! Perfect! 2mo
overtheedge 14777.....if only... 2mo
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Wow! This was an uncomfortable but very important read. I have so much to think about and unpack. I highly recommend this one!

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I have literally never read a comic OR a graphic novel before. It's definitely not my style, but it was fun!
#booked2019 #comicorgraphicnovel
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage Way to stretch your reading muscles! 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚♥️♥️ 5mo
Cinfhen I‘ve tried several now too, all for challenges and I don‘t get it either 🤷🏼‍♀️ at least we‘ve tried! 5mo
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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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I FINALLY finished the Spring prompts for #booked2019!
Social Media Focus: My (not so) Perfect Life
Food or Beverage on Cover: In The Country We Love
Night-Oriented Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Indigenous Author: There, There
Cli-fi: Dry
Features a Musician: Every Note Played
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉🎉you read some really great books!!!! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job!! Pat yourself on the back for getting it done! 5mo
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That was fantastic! I couldn't put it down and was really shocked to find out what was actually going on!! Now if I could just finish this cold as fast as I finished this book... 😕

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The downside: getting a chest cold in the middle of summer.
The upside: my #botm got here faster than I thought!
So excuse me while I spend the day coughing, downing meds, and diving in to Lock Every Door!

JacqMac Summer colds are the worst! Hope you feel better soon. 5mo
Craftylikefox I hope you feel better 5mo
The_Heeler_Booklife Feel better and enjoy your book! 5mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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This one was rough to read at times. And I didn't always connect with Queenie. But I loved the narrative of someone struggling with and finally accepting help with mental health. Especially someone from a culture that doesn't typically acknowledge mental health issues. #botm

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The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train
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Wow! I read this in one day because I could not put it down! I haven't seen the movie yet but I hear it follows the book so I'm going to check it out! Even though I still have one prompt left for Spring, this works for Summer's #booktomovie for #booked2019.
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I really liked book but did not see film!! 6mo
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I love McKay's!! I seriously didn't need any more books, but it IS summer! #teachersoflitsy #bookhaul

Soubhiville You‘ve got some picks there! 6mo
TNbookworm I loved The Art of Racing in the Rain, such a good book❤ 6mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I love, love, loved it!!! I loved The Kiss Quotient and this was just as good! I saw on Helen Hoang's Instagram that she's working on Quan's book?! Too good to be true!! #botm

TheBookStacker Oh I hope so! I never want her to stop writing! Her books and characters just make me so happy! 6mo
Lovesbooks87 I am so excited. I will read anything she writes! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Is it as risqué as The Kiss Quotient? 6mo
maleahrae @CouronneDhiver It definitely has some steamy parts but not as much as The Kiss Quotient. 6mo
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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After a few failed attempts, I finally found a Cli-fi book that drew me in. It was scary because it seemed like an actual possibility. I liked how the story was told from all the different perspectives and the snapshots of others outside of the main group really showed how wide the disaster spread! #booked2019 #clifi
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen A few others have read this book and felt the same way. I‘m definitely going to check it out. ☺️ 6mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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The characters from this book are definitely going to stay with me a while. That ending... 😭 I highly recommend this one. #booked2019 indigenousauthor
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen This was a fabulous debut!! Can‘t wait to see what he does next. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I suggested this one to my IRL book group. We had SUCH a discussion about it, especially the ending. 7mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Oh man, is this one riveting! I'm ashamed that I haven't read a book by a Native American author before now. I'm hoping to finish it tonight!

plemmdog It was my favorite of 2019...there‘s been a void since Sherman Alexie 7mo
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Teacher, Teacher! | Jack Sheffield

Any other teachers finding it so hard to read right now with the end of the year craziness? I think I've read 3 pages this entire week!! 12 more days... #teachersoflitsy

EmilyM YES! 7mo
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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This book wasn't groundbreaking or earth shattering, but I enjoyed it and could not put it down! I also could not figure out who did it. I'm really glad I didn't choose a career as an investigator because I usually don't...

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Diane's story is captivating and important. It's so sad to think that this is happening to families all over our country. I especially liked her facts and call to action at the end!
#booked2019 #foodorbeverageonthecover
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Cotton candy for the win!! And I‘ve been meaning to read this memoir!! Thanks for the reminder 💜 8mo
4thhouseontheleft Great pick for this prompt! 8mo
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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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This book was STRESSFUL!! You definitely shouldn't start it if you can't finish it in one sitting.

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, what are your favorite books that feature a character with autism? These are mine. My two oldest kids are on the spectrum so I always love reading stories with characters like them!

maleahrae @Jilly6183 I haven't read that one! I'm adding it to my list! 8mo
Emilymdxn Non fiction rather than fiction but I thought this one was an incredibly readable well written account of the history of understanding and diagnosing autism and the history of discrimination people have faced. I‘d recommend to anyone who doesn‘t know much about autism like me when I picked the book up 8mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I think I need more time to process it. Have any of you read it? What did you think? #botm

TheNerdyProfessor I personally loved this book. I like Sally Rooney's style a lot. She has an interesting way of writing about the mundane. 8mo
Suet624 I loved it. 8mo
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What an incredible read! I'm in awe of the intricate story the author constructed. And I DID NOT see the ending coming!!

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Definitely me this weekend! :)

Andrew65 😂😂😂 This is relates! 8mo
BookHoarder32 I did this last night 😆 8mo
JSW So me. And I own it. 8mo
SW-T Love it! 😂😂😂 8mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Incredible!! I enjoyed every page of this book! I want to read more of Madeline Miller's books now.

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Shopaholic and Baby | Sophie Kinsella
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suzisteffen 😮😮😮 Sophie Kinsella has a dominant book spine color! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lots of these are on my list!! 💛💛 8mo
vkois88 💛💛💛 8mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Y'all... this book! I'm so in to it!

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I'm reading this fun book with my kinders today! It's one of my favorites!
#teachersoflitsy

tammysue Mine too! 🐰 8mo
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Help me choose!! What should my next read be? I can't decide!! This is my current TBR shelf. (Miss Burma is the book on the far left that got cut off.) I also have You by Caroline Kepnes from the library which I haven't started yet. What's your suggestion?

BookwormAHN Circe was really good. 8mo
Redwritinghood Tough choice, but I would go with Circe as it‘s up for the Women‘s Prize. 8mo
Andrew65 All The Light ... is an excellent read. I struggled with Circe, but contrary to most people‘s thoughts. (edited) 8mo
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tammysue I agree on Circe 🖤 8mo
annahenke I loved All the Light We Cannot See 8mo
TheNerdyProfessor I loved You (and you can celebrate when you're done by watching the TV show on Netflix). Also read All the Light and really enjoyed it - though it's a heavier read than some of the others on your list. 8mo
Pricel101 Whew tough choices! loved Miss Burma 🇲🇲 highly recommend!! 8mo
maleahrae Thank you for all the suggestions! I think I'm going to give Circe a try! 8mo
Freespirit All the Light We Cannot See is brilliant! 8mo
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My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
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I really enjoyed this book! Sophie Kinsella is always a good choice when I need something light and sweet after reading a few heavy books and this one did not disappoint!
#booked2019 #socialmediafocus
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I love her books for the same reason!! She‘s consistently good and her humor is on point!!! 8mo
OriginalCyn620 I love Kinsella too for the same reason! 8mo
4thhouseontheleft I used to love her books. I need to get back to them when I am in the mood for something light. 8mo
Karisa Oh! I was wondering what to read for that Spring category. I have that in my Kindle but never started. Hurray! Thanks for the recommendation! 8mo
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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I am appalled that I (and apparently lots of people) had no knowledge of this part of history! My heart hurts for the people in Baltics who suffered so much and for so long and were not able to tell about what happened. Ruta Sepetys did a beautiful job telling this heartbreaking story. I think everyone should read this book!!

tammysue 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
DebReads4fun Excellent book! 8mo
kamoorephoto I know!! I felt like a shit that I didn‘t know about that stuff before I read this book. The story is wonderful. 8mo
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This story of three generations of Palestinian women was really rough to read at times, however I do love books that give me a peek into a culture different from my own. It was moving and heartbreaking and definitely not a light read.
#booked2019 #muslimmc
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

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A beautiful day, reading at the park while the kids play... I love Spring Break! #teachersoflitsy

Tadams4 Enjoy! 9mo
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I finally finished the Winter prompts for #booked2019!!
Female Detective-- The Craftsman
Fairy Tale Retelling-- Everything, Everything
Reminds Me of My Happy Place-- The Book Thief
Related to a Podcast-- American Like Me
Irish Author-- One Hundred Names
New to Me Author-- One Day in December

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This book was incredible!! I highly recommend reading these inspiring stories from people from so many backgrounds shedding light on what it's like to be American like them. So great!
#booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I literally JUST downloaded this from my library!!!! 9mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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So. Many. Tears. I loved this book! And I really enjoyed Death as a narrator.
#booked2019 #remindsmeofmyhappyplace
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

tammysue 🖤 9mo
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Undecided | Julianna Keyes
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Do you ever have book indecision? I've picked up and started different four books in the past couple of days and they've all been GREAT but I just can't settle in to anything.

heikemarie All the time!! It makes me feel like 💩! Hope you dig into something soon. 9mo
JacqMac It happens. I spent the whole day trying to decide what to read next. Nothing is jumping out at me. 9mo
RainyDayReading This happens to me all the time! I currently have 6 different books going, I just can‘t settle on one! It‘s so frustrating. 9mo
ProfReader Yes!!!! 9mo
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I don't take selfies often, and when I do, my kids are usually in them! This is me and my goofy girl at the Ed Sheeran concert! #selfiesunday #literaryluck

Chelleo Cute!!🤩 9mo
Gaylagal2 So cute 🤙 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 💗💗💗 so jealous of the concert!!!!! 9mo
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vkois88 Ummmm lucky ladies! 9mo
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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Congratulations @TheSpineView on the amazing milestone!
#50klovelitsy

TheSpineView Good luck! 9mo
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A Breath of Snow and Ashes is the next Outlander book for me after I FINALLY finish the Fiery Cross. I took a long break to read other things and haven't made it back even though I really want to! I love Jamie and Claire!

Congrats @Mitch on the milestone!
#completetheseries

Johanna414 I need to get back to this series - I‘ve read the first 6 books, but it‘s been years so I think I‘d have to reread the whole series and that‘s daunting... they‘re so good though! 9mo
Mitch I‘ve just watch the first few episodes of this on TV! I‘m love Scotland and have book 1 on my shelf beckoning! Thanks for entering 🙏💕🙏 (edited) 9mo
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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
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I'm so glad I found a community that understands why I needed to buy 4 new books in the past two weeks even though I have a stack I haven't read as well as a couple library books I haven't finished yet! Thanks, Litsy! 😁

Itchyfeetreader This is a good stack - only one I have not read is Dr Evan Hanson 9mo
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Charming and delightful! I love Cecelia Ahern. Some of her books are a bit wacky, but I really enjoyed this one.
#booked2019 #irishauthor
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘ve seen this author‘s name on Litsy a lot but I haven‘t read anything by her, yet! 9mo
maleahrae I LOVED P.S. I Love You and Love, Rosie. I'd recommend you start with those! 9mo
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