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pocketmermaid

Joined May 2016

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YA Librarian. Historian. Feminist. Narcoleptic. Mermaid. Virgo. Hufflepuff. INFJ-A. Ariel is my hero. I believe in 398.2. 2020 Rainbow Book List.
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I‘m home early from work today because of the snowstorm. Now is the perfect time and setting to get into this Yule book!

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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This book is so delightfully bizarre! 🤗

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All the Bad Apples | Mora Fowley-Doyle
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Sneaking in a little Thanksgiving reading before dinner.

Clare-Dragonfly What a cool dress! 1w
pocketmermaid @Clare-Dragonfly Thanks! It was my wedding dress! I dyed it lavender so I could get more use out of it. It‘s served me well. 😊 1w
Clare-Dragonfly OK, that is TRIPLY cool! 🥰 1w
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Spending some quiet time this morning with my audio book and my kitty-cat. This book is not what I expected! Caleb is a powerful empath and absorbs other people‘s emotions... which makes high school suck even more. I‘m really enjoying this story!

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The Prom: A Novel Based on the Hit Broadway Musical | Saundra Mitchell, Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar
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❤️MY HEART❤️ I‘m adoring listening to this! I saw the show earlier this year and fell in love. My heart is exploding with how adorable and pure and wholesome Emma and Alyssa‘s love is. The novel fleshes out some plot points from the show, and the writing is as endearingly hilarious as the show. But this novel is its own thing. Love love love.

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After helping my dad move last week, I‘ve unearthed my old “Griffin & Sabine” collection. I was going to get rid of them, but now I‘m having second thoughts!

marleed Oh I treasure mine. And I‘m missing Alexandria! I just love them time and calmness of taking those letters out of their envelopes. 3w
Wife @Kelican17 Do you have all of these? 3w
Kelican17 @Wife i do not. I am missing The Gryphon and the one at the bottom that I can‘t quite see. 2w
pocketmermaid @Kelican17 The Gryphon is the one on the bottom. 2w
Kelican17 @pocketmermaid thanks! 😊 2w
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The Princess in Black | Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
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My Halloween costume this year was The Princess in Black. I had so much fun saving the kingdom! 🖤

readordierachel 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
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Just started this. I have no idea what it‘s about, so here goes nothing! 😂

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Missing, Presumed Dead | Emma Berquist
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I started this yesterday and was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it! The cover does not do it justice. I‘m excited to settle in and read more of it today. A perfect October read!

IvoryLunatic I like the cover but I wish the words were more centered between the side edges lol 2mo
pocketmermaid @IvoryLunatic But then it wouldn‘t be centered over the person! 2mo
IvoryLunatic They could‘ve centered the person too but that wouldn‘t bother me as much. The outline of the book overall stands out more to me 2mo
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Good Luck Girls | Charlotte Nicole Davis
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LibrarianRyan I can not wait for mine to come in. 2mo
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Hey, Littens! After a month of not being able to touch a Tarot deck, I want to kick my practice up a notch. For the month of August, I‘m offering a free daily three-card reading. I‘ll do a personal reading for you and send you a PDF of my interpretation. I have a bunch of slots left at the end of the month, and you can book me here: https://jennamina.youcanbook.me/ Anyone interested? You can also follow my #Tarot Instagram at mystical_mermaidia

julesG I really like this idea. 4mo
pocketmermaid @julesG Thanks! Interested? 😇 4mo
julesG Just booked a slot. I read the cards myself, but it's definitely nice to have someone else do it from time to time. 4mo
pocketmermaid @julesG Yay, thank you! I haven‘t been doing it very long, but the only way to get better is to practice! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I can‘t resist a free reading! 4mo
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I picked up these books today while hanging with @Notafraidofwords at Barnes & Noble.

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When I put my ex libris stamp in a book, it really starts to feel like mine. 🐱

Megabooks Fun!! 4mo
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Spending this “excessive heat warning” ⚠️ day in bed 🛌 with air conditioning 💨 and an audiobook. 🎧

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All day I‘ve been looking forward to coming home from work so I can finish reading this fantastic book!

Dragon 😻 5mo
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All Eyes on Us | Kit Frick
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Well, I‘m sold already.

Clare-Dragonfly Can‘t go wrong quoting Tori and Florence! 5mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Starting this. Look at that beautiful cover! 😍

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The Music of What Happens | Bill Konigsberg
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I need to do something about this! These are all the books on my “currently-reading” shelf on Goodreads! I hope to knock some of these out over the holiday.

cathysaid And I thought having four going at once was bad 😉 5mo
pocketmermaid @cathysaid This is a little much for me! Why am I listening to three audiobooks??? 5mo
cathysaid @pocketmermaid Because we are addicts! Proud addicts. 5mo
tjwill Shout is amazing, and a fast read. 5mo
pocketmermaid @tjwill I know. I‘ve picked it up and put it down so many times in the past several months. I haven‘t been in the mood for it. It may be a fast read, but it‘s not a light read. 5mo
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Finally starting this!

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Rainbow Brite | Jeremy Whitley
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If only I knew at 6-years-old that my childhood hero would still be my adulthood hero. 🌈🌈🌈

LibrarianJen I had everything Rainbow Bright! Even a sleeping bag. She is still the best! 💖 🌈 5mo
pocketmermaid @LibrarianJen I still have everything Rainbow Brite. There‘s still so many products coming out! Gotta collect ‘em all! 😀🌈❤️🌩 5mo
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These Witches Don't Burn | Isabel Sterling
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Wife and I decided to have a reading date for an hour. About to start this. She‘s reading “The Goldfinch.”

readordierachel That sounds like a lovely way to spend an hour! 5mo
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Hoping to get through this one today and maybe start another! 🤞I am SO BEHIND on my Rainbow List reading. 🌈

Clare-Dragonfly Wow, this sounds great! 6mo
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Harbor Me | Jacqueline Woodson
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Relaxing on the couch with my kitty-cat and my audiobook.

hermyknee What a wonderful weekend! 7mo
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Belly Up | Eva Darrows
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About to start this. Love the tag line - “Knocked up, but not knocked down”! 😆

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I‘m having one of those days where I can barely walk. All of my joints are screaming in pain. I‘m hunkered down in bed with my book and a bowl of Lucky Charms. Maybe I‘ll try to move around a little bit later, but this is all I can do right now. 🛌 🥣 📚

Lindy 🌻 8mo
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Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh
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Just hanging out with my giant lobster and reading a good book, like ya do. Totally normal Sunday morning.

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I‘m finally starting this. I should‘ve done it forever ago, because a colleague of mine who works at Penguin wonderful enough to get me a signed ARC of this months ago. But here I am, Thursday night with a bag of popcorn for what is most definitely not a popcorn read. But a girl needs a snack. 🍿

rather_be_reading 👏👏 6mo
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Good morning! Going to read a little of this as I try to wake up! 😴 ☕️ 📚

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Squad | Mariah MacCarthy
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Jude is being so cuddly and making it a little hard to read!

Lovesbooks87 Can't wait to hear what you think about this. I was eyeing this book up at B&N the past couple of weeks! 8mo
pocketmermaid @Lovesbooks87 I‘m about 50 pages in and so far I find the writing style a little ... weird. Not bad, just unpolished? Jude finally zonked out, so I can finally get back to reading! 8mo
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Since it‘s National Poetry Month, I want to read a little poetry every day. Well, the month started out on a low point for me because because I found this really meh. Only up from here, I guess.

Weaponxgirl I wasn‘t a fan of this one either, I‘m now kinda wary when I see instagram poet on the blurbs of poetry books. 8mo
Weaponxgirl I think it‘s great that they are getting people interested in poetry though! Just found a lot aren‘t for me. 8mo
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Death Prefers Blondes | Caleb Roehrig
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These are the books I finished over the weekend. I loved “Death Before Blondes” so hard!

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Small Town Hearts | Lillie Vale
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Ooh! Doesn‘t this look like a book you‘d love to devour in a coffee shop? ☕️ 🥧

kspenmoll Yes, especially that dessert!!‘ 8mo
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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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Just in for consideration for the Rainbow List! How gorgeous is this cover??

BethM Oh. My. God. I need this! It sounds soooo good! 8mo
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A friend showed me this Yelp review of a bookstore and I got such a kick out of it that I had to share it with Litsy. Indeed, who reads books?? 🤣

candority Yikes! I feel the need to fill Vaughn L‘s home with books so they can at least ‘appear smart‘ 😂 (edited) 8mo
Hooked_on_books Vaughn L is an idiot 🙄 8mo
taraWritesSci Haha, wow. 8mo
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I saw Glen Hansard do a gig at Strand Bookstore in NYC and he recommended this book. He actually bought two copies to give out to the audience. After the show I chatted with him, and he brought up this book again. He said he wished he could‘ve given a copy to me. I said, it‘s cool, I‘m a librarian, I got this. 😎 I ended up buying it, because when your favorite musician personally recommends you a book, you read it!

RealLifeReading How cool! 8mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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New arrivals! These just in - under consideration for the Rainbow Book List.

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Death Prefers Blondes | Caleb Roehrig
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About to start this one. Under consideration for the Rainbow Book List.

Lovesbooks87 I really enjoyed this book! 8mo
batsy Fun cover! 8mo
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Today I went to the Penguin Young Readers Summer 2019 Librarian & Educator preview showcase to hear about some awesome upcoming titles. Authors Ibi Zoboi And Laura Tucker were there and so the top two books in this pile are signed! 😻 #pyrpreview

kspenmoll Sounds fantastic! 9mo
LiteraryinLititz A new Ibi Zoboi?! Exciting! 9mo
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On a train, listening to a playaway. Basically living the dream.

WhatDeeReads You are definitely living the dream. 9mo
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The Disasters () | M. K. England
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I‘ve got the day off from work and my book peeramid is loaded with post-its and my note-taking pencil. I‘m settled in for a morning of reading and resting. 🦄

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Onward in my audiobook queue. I used to not be able to start a new audiobook the same day I finish one, because I need to time decompress. But that‘s changed over the past few weeks. I‘ve been on an audiobook bender!

LibrarianJen Is this one good on audio? 9mo
pocketmermaid @LibrarianJen So far, so good! 9mo
LibrarianJen Awesome! I‘ll put in on my list for after I get through Song of Achilles and Circe. 9mo
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Ship It | Britta Lundin
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Next up in my audiobook queue! I‘ve been meaning to read this for months.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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This audiobook is so fantastically done! It‘s keeping me occupied this afternoon as I try to stay awake for my sleep study this evening. Can‘t take my meds or have caffeine! The struggle is real! Ping me to keep me awake, please!

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Hullmetal Girls | Emily Skrutskie
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This dedication made me howl with laughter! 😹

Texreader That is rather awesome 9mo
rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 9mo
Liatrek It‘s a good soundtrack ❤️ 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Now I need to look up the soundtrack. 9mo
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Immoral Code | Lillian Clark
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This was a fun, quick-paced heist story with multiple perspectives from a diverse cast of high schoolers. When Bellamy is accepted to MIT, her financial aid must go through her absent father who abandoned her. Problem is, Bell‘s dad is now filthy-stinking-rich, so her student loan request is denied. But her brilliant hacker friend Nari might have the perfect plan to get the funds from him anyway.

wordzie 😎 9mo
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This is so real it hurts. As a quiet kid, I often got this same instruction from teachers. I always felt like something was wrong with me. Because extroverted kids are NEVER told to get out of their comfort zones. We live in an extrovert‘s world, and if that‘s not the way you were built, everyone will make you feel like there‘s something wrong with you.

bookishkris This. SO much this. #introvertsunite 9mo
Weaponxgirl The thing that gets me as an introvert is sometimes I do benefit from being pushed outside my comfort zone but some people push it to try to make you more like an extrovert. I won‘t benefit from someone trying to make me go clubbing but I would probably enjoy something like dance lessons which would still be pushing me out of my comfort zone. Just don‘t try to make people someone they aren‘t please! 9mo
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I‘m listening to this via hoopla (and it expires tomorrow - yikes!) I‘m enjoying it so much, even as it breaks my heart.

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Good morning!

raeintheworld Yes! I love Goldie Vance! 9mo
pocketmermaid @raeintheworld She‘s the best. I love this series so much! 9mo
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Aquicorn Cove | Katie O'Neill
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The art in this book is so wonderful, it fills my heart with joy. 🧡

wordzie 🙌 joy 9mo
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Showing off my new pin! I read this back in ARC format (and it was GORGEOUS), but I love it so much that I had to pick up the B&N special edition! This pin is from Etsy - the shop is https://etsy.me/2mHPIry

DivineDiana Signed copy!!! 9mo
pocketmermaid @DivineDiana Irresistible! 9mo
wordzie 😎 9mo
Weaponxgirl That pin I‘d gorgeous! 9mo
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