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MOST RECENT

Summer reading in the library garden in #SisterBay -- the perfect way to spend the day with grandkids. #LibrariesRock

“It’s like the night and the morning, and the sleeping and the waking, and the rain and the harvest—one goes and the other comes, and we know nothing how nor where. We may strive and scrat and fend, but it’s little we can do arter all—the big things come and go with wi’ no striving o’ our’n—they do, that they do.” — Dolly Winthrop in Silas Marner, by George Eliot

Silas Marner, my second foray into George Eliot’s work, was a beautiful success. Though less than a quarter the length of Middlemarch, Silas Marner explores the intricacies of human existence in the same insightful way.
Where it departs, however, is that Silas Marner feels more mythical, and much more redemption-focused. Contrasting themes are at play throughout, too: folktales vs. realism, chance vs. labor, money vs. happiness. And as I’m starting to think is definitive of Eliot, this novel closely examines how we function with and without community, and gently advises us to be better to our neighbors. Eliot packs this all into such a short space that the end result for me was breathlessly charming and satisfying. If you’re in search of a well-written, well-told, but short, feel-good, classic, Silas Marner might be for you.
Thanks to to our little #middlemarching crew for another great Eliot read!


Q: What’s a short book with a big story that you love?


#unitedbookstagram #georgeeliot #silasmarner #booksoutofdoors #readoutside #readclassics #classics #read #reading #bookstagram #classicbooks

Savored a glorious little getaway yesterday morning...a hike to paradise, some water, a book and me. Was exactly what I needed...mind, body, soul. Still swooning with after effects. Oh, and Fall...wait your turn; let summer be!
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#enchantedforest #getaway #intothewoodsigo #metime #recharge #playeveryday #hikeditlikedit #takeahike #breathedeep #goodvibes #escape #greatoutdoors #energize #reading #girlwashyourface #rachelhollis #stopthelies #bewhoyouwanttobe #lovethelifeyoulive #readoutside #goals #weightlossjourney #fitmom #warrior #transformed #takeabreak #minnesotagirl #blogger #bestfootforward #fitbffs

So what if you woke up to your car ransacked and everything went wrong at work! You can still find a way to turn the day around! #readoutside #wineandsnacks #sowhatigotrobbed #😂#sunshinehelps

Lucy Loves Goosey is tooo cute! Lucy wants Goosey to be her big sister. Lucy pretends she has feathers and a nest. She even tries to fly. Goosey is not interested. One night a fox sneaks in to try and get Goosey’s eggs and Lucy saves the day. Then Goosey says, “Do not say it. I am not your big sister. I am a goose. And you are...my friend.” This is such a sweet story, that shows kids, that friends come in all colors, shapes, and sizes...they may even have feathers!!! @lindajoysingleton @rmcclurkan @littlebeebooks

When I’m in Chicago living my normal life, I read books whenever I can. Five minutes on the train, ten over breakfast. It’s so nice to occasionally get a chance to marathon a book or read for two hours at a time. This quiet week and beautiful view has been wonderful! 📖😍

💭Where do you do most of your reading? 💭 Mine is split between home and on the train, definitely! Tell me yours down here, 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

Happy Waterfall Wednesday!! Wednesday has me dreaming of my next weekend adventure. Where will yours take you?
#waterfallwednesday #waterfallsoftennessee #read #readoutside #goodreadswithaview #bookstagram #bookoutside #booklover #librarianlife #hike #hiketennessee #sillbranchfalls #cherokeenationalforest

Family vacations need a puzzle in the outdoors. #readoutside

When you read outside, where are you? Hiking? Camping? Poolside? #readoutside

My boys started school this morning which is always bittersweet. 🌺🦋🍃 It marks the end of lazy summer days, but also the start of route, and for me, a more strict writing schedule. .
🎒For those of you returning to school this week, I hope it is your best year yet! Here is my best advice:  Be yourself! In middle school and high school, it’s easy to fall into “clone mode” where if you aren’t dressing and acting like everyone else, you feel weird. Weird is good, my friends! If we were all the same what a horrible world it would be. 😊🤗
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 #backtoschool #firstday #endofsummer #beunique #authorlife #OliviaTwist #readoutside #readingoutside #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookphoto #beyou #beyourself #firstdayofschool

Do overdue books stress you out?
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Because they definitely stress me out! I spent every free moment in the last 24 hours feverishly reading my overdue book. And guess what? I actually finished it and returned it before the library closed tonight🤘🏼
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#alohabooks #readathon #booklife #librarylife #bookworms #bookpic #travelbook #librarygoals #bookandnature #natureaddict #traveldeeper #bookenthusiast #readabook #maui #hawaii #paradise #adventures #nonfiction #shereads #readoutside

Happy Tuesday 😊 for a moment I thought it was Wednesday 🙈 big deception, but I should appreciate because I can be a day younger. September the 14th, I will be 26 🙈 oh nooooooo. .
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What do you love beside reading? ❤️ i AM thinking about things I love because of the heart shape un the book 😊 Besides reading, I love hinking ⛰️🏕️ and doing CrossFit 💪
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#bookworm #avidreader #bookheart #bookpages #bookpage #readoutside #beachy #bookishfeatures #sky

It’s a gorgeous day in #findlayohio! If you get a chance to walk today- and we hope you do- check out all the nice new signs around #downtown as you come visit the library! 🌳🌷🌤 @cityoffindlayohio
#nofilter #findlaylibrary #summer #perfectweather #readoutside

I love playing two truths and a lie with you guys, let’s do this thing! As always, try to guess what the lie is and I’ll shoutout whoever gets it right! Answers to come in my story later tonight.
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1) I’ve never read any Sarah J Mass
2) I don’t particularly like reading books written in first person
3) My favorite classic is Great Expectations
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Silliest explanations for why a thing might be a truth or a lie are 100% encouraged! And if you put your own two truths and a lie in the comments below I’ll try to guess, we’ll see how well we know each other 😘
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#bookish #currentlyreading #adiscoveryofwitches #deborahharkness #allsoulstrilogy #readoutside #optoutside #twotruthsandalie #booklover #booklovers #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookgeek #booknerd #bookworm #totalbooknerd #currentlyreading #readersofinstagram #readersofig #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #reading_irl

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