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High School
High School | Sara Quin, Tegan Quin
From the iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their humble beginnings High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's and Saras points of view, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, High School captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from each another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Literally about their time in high school. Emotional. Some music.

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Lindy
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Serendipity: my current audiobook (tagged) mentions listening to Tegan & Sara‘s music, and my previous audiobook was a joint memoir by Tegan & Sara. 🎶

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Lindy
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Not being familiar with Sara & Tegan‘s music, I wasn‘t sure I would get much out of this joint memoir. Turns out I liked it quite a lot, especially the fact that the #audiobook was read in alternating chapters by whichever of the twins wrote that part, plus the between-chapter clips of their songs and interviews from the late 1990s. Their huge fights with each other was a troubling aspect, but reminiscent of my nieces‘ behaviour. #Canadian #LGBTQ

Soubhiville I‘m on the waiting list! I used to listen to them. I‘m glad you liked it! 2mo
Lindy @Soubhiville The sound clips gave me a good idea of their engaging onstage rapport. The content of the songs reminds me of Ani DiFranco. If I was 10 or 15 years younger than I am, I probably would have been listening to them. 2mo
Lindy @Soubhiville Oh, and they grew up just a little south of me; they‘re from Calgary. 2mo
Soubhiville @Lindy I‘m pretty sure I heard about them because of Ani- maybe they were on her label or she supported them in a radio interview or something? That‘s how I learned of Bitch and Animal too, who I loved in my late teens. (Mid 90‘s) 2mo
Lindy @Soubhiville They talk about their first big gig, which was opening for Hayden, and being star struck. I had to google him. Nevertheless, I enjoyed their memoir. 2mo
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Lindy
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Did some audiobaking before curling: it‘s our skip‘s 65th birthday today. 😊

TrishB Looks fab 😁 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks delicious 😋 2mo
squirrelbrain 😋 yummy! 2mo
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AlaMich Love the pink frosting! 2mo
batsy Love the colours 💜 2mo
readordierachel How pretty! 2mo
Lindy @TrishB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @squirrelbrain @AlaMich @batsy @readordierachel Thanks, my friends! I used haskap jam to colour the icing (I strained out the berries—and then added the berries back into the jam to spread between the layers of cake.) 2mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful colours of cake & plate ✨✨🥰🥰🥰 2mo
Tanisha_A Yummy! 2mo
Blaire Happy curling! My dad was a big curler and I loved going to watch. 🥌 🥌 🥌 his softball team was the sweepers because they all also curled together. (edited) 2mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A Thanks! I have had requests for the recipe, so I know people enjoyed it. 2mo
Lindy @Blaire Yay for curlers! I always have fun on the ice, but it‘s even better when I make some good shots, like I did yesterday. 2mo
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ReadingEnvy
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Last year would have been the 20 year high school reunion for Tegan & Sara, making them two years behind me in age. Their memoir of those years alternates between the sisters as they tell stories of their family life, fighting over friends, discovering their sexuality, finding a musical voice, and drugs, so many drugs, mostly acid (and they are attempting to be drug-positive, not the usual message!) ⤵️

ReadingEnvy The pictures are uncanny in the sense that they could have been my classmates in clothing and hairstyle, even though they lived in Calgary. ⤵️
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ReadingEnvy I read another musician memoir earlier this year that was super disappointing but this one is not. It is well organized, personal, and gives an insight into their musical beginnings that I think will be interesting for their fans. And even for people who aren't already fans, the story of twin sisters who both come out in high school and take a lot of drugs is bound to be interesting. 4mo
Christine I‘ve been awaiting this one! Glad to hear it gets your endorsement.  4mo
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WanderingBookaneer
High School | Sara Quin, Tegan Quin
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LeahBergen 😆😆 4mo
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LibrarianRyan
High School | Sara Quin, Tegan Quin

new this week compliments of the publishers.

The Tegan and Sara novel looks interesting, it even came with a little locker mirror. (inside the book, not the one on the cover.)

LibrarianRyan @Litsy images are not sticking when using the desk top. This is the second post I have had this problem. Deviant finally stuck after trying 3 time. I have tried this one twice. @kgriffith 7mo
Litsy Sorry for the trouble! Everything looks okay on our end (I just made this post without any issues: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1628052). Not sure what you mean by “Deviant.“ Can you give us some more details on what browser you're using, any error messages, whether you're editing photos before posting, etc.? -Loranne 7mo
LibrarianRyan @Litsy Sorry about that. It was my previous post for the Kristoff book Deviant. Everything on my end seems to working now as well. I was/ am using Google Chrome on an HP all in one desktop. 7mo
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Liberty
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Genius cover. This upcoming memoir from Tegan and Sara is out September 24. (A month before MCD releases the Liz Phair memoir!🎉)📚❤️📚

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 7mo
reading_rainbow can‘t wait for this!! 7mo
swishandflick This pic!! 😍 7mo
Well-ReadNeck ❤️📸 7mo
overtheedge Should be a good one! Definitely good writers! 7mo
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bookandcat
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Tegan (center) and Sara (left) discussing their new #memoir at #bookcon

"Our mom is recovering [from reading it], she's upset about how much LSD we took but we're fine, we're alive" ?

tpixie Oh my!! 8mo
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