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teainthelibrary

Joined August 2016

Californian in the UK. Librarian. Addicted to caffeine. Obsessed with book/music pairings. 📚 2019: 61/65
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Back home in California 🥰 I woke up feeling relaxed and refreshed and ready to take on this massive story! Let‘s go ✌🏼

Freespirit Huge book!! 15h
TheAromaofBooks Oh my goodness! How many pages is it?? 14h
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous bathroom! 14h
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Almost Adults | Ali Pantony
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In 2012, I left California to study in Italy for a year - I came home with two of the best friends I‘d ever met. Since then, we‘ve scattered across Europe - London, Berlin, Madrid - but their love has always remained constant. Almost Adults went straight to my heart as a remainder of how important they are to me. It was fresh, funny, sad, and hopeful. I saw myself and my girlfriends in it and enjoyed every minute. A true testament to friendship.❤️

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I really, really enjoyed this epic romance! Similar to Outlander, it‘s sprawling, rich, and dramatic with a strong love story. Sara Donati has created amazing and well written characters, within a beautiful setting. I savored this story. I‘m excited for the second book!

Kimberlone Did you notice the Outlander connection in this book? I also really liked this book, but for some reason haven‘t been inclined to continue with the series. 2mo
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Next up in nonfiction 🤓📚

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A beautiful and dazzling novella that I know will stick with me for awhile. I was in constant awe as I meandered my way through this book. It‘s one of those delicious stories that you‘re afraid to read too quickly for fear of finishing. It‘s definitely given me a book hangover! I had never heard of Becky Chambers before this so I‘m anxious to read more of her work! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me 🌎💫

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Good morning, Cornwall ☀️🌊

TheAromaofBooks I love this cover series! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Love the view! 2mo
eraderneely I‘m reading Rebecca at the moment and desperately wishing I was in Cornwall. 2mo
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Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous view! 2mo
teainthelibrary @eraderneely we drove through some of the foggy moods and it definitely made me want to pick up Rebecca again! How are you finding it? 2mo
teainthelibrary @TheAromaofBooks same! They look so cute all together 🙃 2mo
teainthelibrary @Leftcoastzen @Chelsea.Poole right?! I love all the views in Cornwall! 2mo
eraderneely You know, it isn‘t going where I thought it would go. I‘m really curious how it ends, I think that will make or break it for me. 2mo
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Hands down, one of the best memoirs I‘ve ever read. The Honey Bus takes place in the 70s in Big Sur, CA and focuses on a young girl‘s turbulent childhood, and how the guidance of her beekeeper grandfather healed her. Reading this, I learned so much about bees but I also found myself completely entranced by Meredith‘s story and her relationship with her grandpa. I laughed, smiled, and cried my way through - it was incredibly touching and beautiful.

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Is anything better than sitting in a cozy conservatory with coffee and a book while it rains outside?! Honestly. Loving Wales!!

Louise Sounds perfect! ✨ 2mo
Slajaunie 💙💙💙 2mo
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Feeling out of this world ✌🏼👽☄️💫

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100 pages in and I‘m in love with this stunning memoir and it‘s beautiful cover 🥰

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I honestly can‘t believe I‘ve never picked up anything by Colson Whitehead before this; amazing writing! This book was tough to get through - it was brutal and tragic. The ending made me cry like a baby. But the story is such an important and necessary one.. I think Whitehead did it justice.

JennyM I just finished this, too. Heartbreaking but beautifully written. Great review x 2mo
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Very complicated feelings with this one - it brought up a lot of memories of my sister who was a single mom, and how difficult it was for her, and for us also. Reading this, I felt the same frustrations I felt then. I‘m not sure what I would rate it, to be honest. Stephanie Land is a good writer, no doubt, but her story lacked something. Was worth a read regardless.

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Incredibly fascinating and suspenseful, but also sooo tragic. Higginbotham did his research and presented it in a way that‘s easy to read but also overwhelming in its scope. It was worth the time - a must read.

Music pairing: (of course) https://open.spotify.com/album/5q53mBxAsq77kK9aCHcAtZ?si=CvzHYbg8SnSus7NxdWw48A

kaysworld1 I'm currently reading this 👍 it's a big one I've got a readathon this weekend going to try to put a dent in it. 3mo
teainthelibrary @kayworld1 how are you doing with it? I didn't want to put it down! 2mo
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Great book. Truly ahead of its time, with so many parallels to life and society today. For some reason, it took me awhile to get through it, but I loved it all the same. Is it worth carrying on with the rest of the series?

Severnmeadows Yes! 😊 3mo
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Officially in love with Sally Rooney. After reading and loving Normal People, I was eager to pick up Conversations with Friends.. it didn‘t disappoint! While not as good (it‘s clear Rooney has honed her skills and upped her game), it was still devastatingly brilliant. It was such an unconventional coming of age novel (can I even call it that?), and I devoured it. Stunning debut.

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️. Me too. 3mo
Joanne1 I felt the same. Brilliant. 3mo
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All of the stars for this wonderful, beautiful book! ⭐️ It turns out I absolutely knew nothing about insects; but after reading Extraordinary Insects (Buzz, Sting, Bite in 🇺🇸), I feel like Ive learned so much. Broken up into small, easy to read sections, we are introduced to a plethora of insects and just how varied they really are, while highlighting how crazy important they are to us, and the Earth. This book shook me. In all the best ways. 🐝

mreads Thank you for noting the US title! I thought my library didn't have the book but now I've checked was able to request it 👍😃 4mo
teainthelibrary @mreads I only realized after trying to buy a copy for my mom in California! Hope you love it as much as I did 😊 3mo
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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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The first story in this short collection has BLOWN MY MIND! I can just tell that this book will be powerful and essential reading.

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Misery | Stephen King
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I‘ve never been more relieved to finish a book. It was brutal, disturbing, suspenseful, and so, so good. I‘m constantly amazed at King‘s depravity, as well as his spectacular story telling. This one will haunt me for a while!

Freespirit Great movie too.... 4mo
ShyBookOwl This is actually the only King novel I enjoyed enough to finish 4mo
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After Ever Happy | Anna Todd
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I‘ve been hiding away as I rush through this series which has proven to be a heartachingly compulsive read 😭 anyone else read it and experienced the same?

Freespirit Lovely mug❤️ 5mo
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After | Anna Todd
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I‘m almost a little disappointed in myself for enjoying this book so much - I binge read all 600 pages on my day off and have zero regrets! While problematic, cheesy, and not written very well, that still didn‘t stop me from immediately buying and downloading the sequel and watching the film adaptation 🤷🏽‍♀️

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When you‘re so busy that you run yourself into the ground 😔 called in sick today because I just can‘t kick this head cold! Looking forward to relaxing with lots of tea and catching up with #BuddyReadWOT - where is everyone at?! @BigHappiness @Geeklet @DannyHattan

Geeklet I hope you feel better soon! Sounds like a good day for lots of yummy liquids and quiet time. I‘m getting towards the end of The Dragon Reborn, book three in the series. I‘m getting pretty obsessed with the series. 😥 5mo
Freespirit Lovely tea pot 💕☕️ 5mo
teainthelibrary @Geeklet thanks lady 💕 I can‘t believe you‘re so far ahead! I‘m loving all of the world building but am having a hard time keeping characters straight! I hope to finish book one soon 😊 5mo
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teainthelibrary @Freespirit thank you! It‘s from T2 - they have beautiful teaware 💜 5mo
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@Chrys How we all doing? I‘m on book 3 and picking up pace!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
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cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
Geeklet @teainthelibrary There‘s so many freaking characters, lol. It gets a little easier but there are a lot of secondary characters who get introduced. The glossary in the back is a life saver. 5mo
marleed Get well soon. 5mo
BooknerdsLife Hope you get to relax and feel better soon 💖 5mo
teainthelibrary @DannyHattan thanks for tagging everyone for me 🙂 hope I can catch up! 😭 5mo
teainthelibrary @Geeklet I totally didn't even realise there was a glossary! I've been using a wiki page 😂 5mo
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I KNOW I‘M SLOW BUT I‘M GETTING THERE GUYS #BuddyReadWOT

DannyHattan 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
Geeklet Yay!! 5mo
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Happy Tuesday! I‘m spending my morning diving into this before I head to my job that overworks and underpays me. Coincidence? 🤔 Have a lovely day everyone 💕

JennyM Have a good Tuesday 😘 5mo
BooknerdsLife 😂😂 Wishing you a well deserved wonderful weekend 🙌🏼📚💖 (edited) 5mo
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One part true crime, one part courtroom drama, and one part biography of Harper Lee, Furious Hours was a fascinating look at the book that never was and the murders that inspired it. While I enjoyed the entire book, I fell in love with the last third - Harper Lee has always held a special place in my heart, and I found those chapters to be a tribute to her person and her vision. I admire her so much - she truly was an amazing woman and author.

MrBook Great review! 5mo
readordierachel You've really made me want to read this! 5mo
teainthelibrary @readordierachel hahah good! I want everyone to read it 😍 5mo
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On Nelle Harper Lee aka me: “She wouldn‘t wear hats or makeup, and she didn‘t dance or date; she smoked constantly, stayed awake all night reading the Victorians, and cursed like the boys her classmates‘ mothers warned them about.” 🖤

batsy 😍 5mo
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I can't help but feel really disappointed with Caraval - the premise sounded amazing, but everything fell flat for me. Nothing really felt fantastical or magical, and "the game" didn't make much sense. The characters were one-dimensional and not very interesting. I do wish I could see what everyone else does because I had high hopes and wanted to love it. I was tempted to read the second book for the hell of it, but think I'll give it a pass.

BooknerdsLife I still have the book on my shelf...collecting dust 😆🙈 (edited) 5mo
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Love & Luck | Jenna Evans Welch
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A couple of months ago I got accepted into the British Library and Libraries Connected mentoring program; today I finally got to meet my mentor! We spent all morning talking libraries and personal goals over multiple cups of coffee 📚☕️ As an immigrant, it feels amazing to be making strides and gaining more experience! I definitely deserve this super over-the-top bubble bath and sweet summer romance 💕

JennyM Congrats! That‘s awesome. 😘 5mo
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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How was everyone‘s weekend? Our local beer fest was on so I spent the past couple of days drinking far too much ale! I‘m looking forward to a relaxed Sunday - hoping to smash through Caraval and drink lotsa coffee 😈☕️📚

Recommended4Reading Weekend was beautiful! This Sunday morning it is quiet here...gonna do a couple of things, then sit outside and start The Invited. Happy Sunday! 5mo
teainthelibrary @Recommended4Reading sounds amazing! Summer hasn‘t reached us quite yet (not has spring either for that matter) but I‘m hoping reading outside is in my near future! 5mo
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Good morning! ☀️☕️ I‘m ridiculously excited to start this one today! Anyone else read it or have it stacked?! 📚

LeahBergen I‘ll be buying this one. 👍🏻 6mo
marleed Stacked to read! 6mo
Theaelizabet Read it, liked it! 6mo
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teainthelibrary @Theaelizabet I‘m about halfway through - really enjoying it! 5mo
Pruzy I read and and very thoroughly enjoyed it! How are you finding it? 5mo
teainthelibrary @Pruzy super good so far! I can't wait to get to the parts about Harper Lee 🙂 5mo
Pruzy @teainthelibrary It‘s definitely as good if not better than the other parts! 5mo
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A touching childhood memoir and a beautiful love letter to reading ❤️ Lucy Mangan writes gorgeous sentences and perfectly captures the life of a young bookworm! While we come from different generations and cultures and our childhood book canon is vastly different, I found parts of myself and my youth in these pages. One of my favorites this year. 📚

readordierachel Sounds lovely 💕 6mo
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Honestly, I can‘t believe how busy my life has become! Nonstop for the past two weeks or so, and I‘ve barely had any time to read 😭 Taking half an hour to myself this morning - hopefully will be able to catch up with #shakespearereadalong and #buddyreadWOT very soon! ❤️

JennyM Take care ....hope it settles soon! 6mo
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I had a very busy and lovely day in London involving cream tea, the fantastic V&A museum, and lots of pints! Although, now I am super happy to be home and in bed and am super excited to FINALLY start The Wheel of Time! Join us for the #BuddyReadWOT !

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"My own childhood picture books have, alas, long since vanished; victims, I can only presume, of my mother's constant mission to maintain a house that shows no sign of human habitation."

I sent this quote to my momma, but she wasn't amused ?

JennyM 😆😆😆 6mo
marleed Oh my goodness I have stacks of my kids picture books. I did donate the chapter books so they would be used when pages still had a new-ish smell. 6mo
Recommended4Reading Guilty as charged...however, the favorite books have been kept and are proudly displayed on our bookshelves. 😊 6mo
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teainthelibrary @marleed my mom has come full circle - she‘s now rebuying all of our old favorites that she got rid of years ago.. for the grandkids I guess! 6mo
teainthelibrary @Recommended4Reading displayed very neatly, I hope! 😉 6mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂 When I was a kid I used to constantly quote that bit from Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off: “His house is like a museum. It‘s very cold and very beautiful and you‘re not allowed to touch anything.” My mom used to get SOOOO pissed. 6mo
batsy This is *so* my mother! My father used to say, "a house should look lived in" and I say this to her now, too, and she's never amused ? 6mo
teainthelibrary @MicheleinPhilly that was our front room growing up! I still get anxiety just sitting in it 😂 6mo
teainthelibrary @batsy girl, yup! I've noticed that I've started having some I'd those tendencies though - I'm not sure how to feel about it!! 😭 6mo
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Happy Sunday, littens! It‘s a bit foggy here in England, and it‘s kind of reminding me of home - hence the mug! 🌁☕️ I‘m excited to spend the day relaxing with Bookworm; it‘s been on my TBR for awhile so it‘s about time! 📚

JennyM Enjoy curling up with your book 📚😊 6mo
Recommended4Reading Good morning! Nice picture! Looks like a sunny day here...hope to curl up under a tree to read. 🙂 6mo
marleed Love your pic! I have many of those mugs but haven‘t been where you‘ve been! I‘ll have to come up for a way to use in a post sometime! 6mo
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LeahBergen I enjoyed this one. 👍🏻 6mo
Freespirit Lovely pic! Your bookshop teapot is so cute! 6mo
teainthelibrary @Recommended4Reading that sounds AMAZING! 😍 6mo
teainthelibrary @marleed yes, do that! I do love them, but think we have too many 😂 6mo
teainthelibrary @Freespirit isn't it?! £2 charity shop find 😉 6mo
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I‘m torn between loving this book and just really really liking this book. On one hand, I found the dialogue rather staff and awkward, and also wasn‘t very interested in the courtroom drama. But on the other hand, I fell in love with the marsh and with Kya and all of the beautiful descriptions about both. It‘s a wonderful story about preservation and resilience, but also a story about your first love and the awkwardness of growing up.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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That overwhelming feeling when all of your library holds come in at once 😱😭 Where do I start, littens?!

Recommended4Reading LOL...I think we all know that feeling! It's great...but then a bit overwhelming! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly Crawdads! 6mo
eraderneely The only one I‘ve read is The Library Book, but I definitely recommend 6mo
teainthelibrary @MicheleinPhilly I just finished it.. so good!! I definitely understand all the hype now 😆 6mo
teainthelibrary @eraderneely I started with Where the Crawdads Sing but this is next! I‘m excited for it 😍 6mo
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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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Category is: Greece!

Back in England after a gorgeous trip to Croatia, but kind of wishing I was somewhere else 😉

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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A super cute and quick read. While I liked The Kiss Quotient better, I still loved this one and thought it held up on its own! I enjoyed all of the different identities and realities that came together, and the romance was totally believable. And now I‘m impatient for another book by Helen Hoang!

readordierachel I really enjoyed this one too! 6mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Just under 300 pages of pure heartache. I adore books that delve into the relationships people share as they grow, learn, succeed, disappoint. Normal People was all that and more - it resonated with a part deep inside, it‘s hard to explain. A love story sans romance, perfectly executed.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare

Lysander: ‘Content with Hermia? No! I do repent
The tedious minutes I with her have spent.
Not Hermia, but Helena I love.
Who will not change a raven for a dove?‘

- I know Lysander has been drugged and all, but did he really have to do Hermia like that?! 😂

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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I adored the Fairy song & love the silhouette of the Fairy Sentinel! 🧚🏽‍♀️🧚🏽‍♂️

‘You spotted snakes with double tongue,
Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
Newts and blindworms, do no wrong,
Come not near our Fairy Queen.

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Weaving spiders, come not here;
Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence!
Beetles black, approach not near;
Work nor snail, do no offense.

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Hence away! Now all is well.
One aloof stands sentinel.‘

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Graywacke Love that illustration too. 6mo
batsy That's lovely. 6mo
Lcsmcat That‘s great! What edition is it? 6mo
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merelybookish That illustration is adorable! 6mo
teainthelibrary @Graywacke same! There‘s so many sprinkled throughout the acts, I had a hard time choosing which to share 😊 6mo
teainthelibrary @Lcsmcat this is from a Folger Library edition from the 50s/60s - they‘re still publishing Shakespeare today! 6mo
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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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Enjoying Act 2 while sitting in the middle of an olive grove on an island off the coast of Croatia. Life is surreal sometimes. Happy reading, everyone! 📚

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batsy Ooo that cover ❤️ 6mo
merelybookish Sounds pretty awesome! I love those Folger library editions. I buy them when I see'em! 6mo
teainthelibrary @merelybookish same! I have a lot of them, but I want more 😫 6mo
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“This book is a love letter to the place in the world that means the world to me — my city, San Francisco.” 🌁

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Continuing my reread. The weather has turned on us in Croatia 😭 Currently sitting in our covered porch as the rain falls.. trying my hardest to cozy up!

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I‘m in Croatia for the next week and I‘m LIVING for all of this sun!! Our AirBnB is in the middle of an olive grove - it‘s so peaceful and relaxing.

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The Green Ship | Quentin Blake
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The Librarian Theater visited our library this evening and put on a beautiful adaptation of Quentin Blake‘s The Green Ship! I laughed, cried, sang along, and loved every bit of it. ❤️

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Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
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I was way too obsessed with these as a preteen! On a whim, I decided to give it a reread and it‘s still so perfectly cheesy and awesome 😍

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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A smart and addictive romantic comedy. It‘s not as shallow or cliche as it appears but tackles many realistic and toxic situations. I loved the entire story, but selfishly wished it had ended on a different note. The book was super original and I wish the ending reflected that.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m looking forward to starting this one soon (intrigued about your comment about the ending!) 6mo
teainthelibrary @thegirlwiththelibrarybag can‘t wait to hear what you think! The ending wasn‘t bad per se, just super predictable and cliche 🙄 6mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I‘m so excited for this! I absolutely loved The Kiss Quotient, so I‘m hoping this compares well ☺️

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare

Hermia: I frown upon him, yet he loves me still.

Helena: O that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill!

Hermia: I give him curses, yet he gives me love.

Helena: O that my prayers could such affection move!

Hermia: The more I hate, the more he follows me.

Helena: The more I love, the more he hateth me.

Hermia: His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine.

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Graywacke Love that sequence 6mo
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