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Son of a Trickster
Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

I may need to read this again. The subtext went right over my head. Gritty, violent, and strange with dark humor. I will never be able to forget the otters. #Indigathon

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janeycanuck
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Pickpick

Once I got used to the writing style, I was compelled to keep turning the pages. The story is dark and bleak but I had some laugh-out-loud moments, as well. Robinson has a sarcastic wit that it turns out I‘m quite fond of. I am completely vested in Jared‘s story now, rooting for him as he continues to mature, and looking forward to what Robinson has in store in the next book.

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janeycanuck
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🇨🇦 Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦

This year, Canada Day has a very different tone - it‘s time to reflect on our true history, on the genocide of indigenous peoples, and the trauma that indigenous people are still suffering from the residential schools. I‘m spending some time today learning and reading indigenous authors.

Prairiegirl_reading I‘m reading another Richard Wagamese novel. 🧡 7mo
janeycanuck @Prairiegirl_reading I haven‘t read any by him but I‘ll add him to my list. I think I‘ll pick up Thomas King soon - he‘s a local author for me. 7mo
Prairiegirl_reading @janeycanuck I‘m on my fourth RW this year and I‘ve loved them all. His characters are so real. I finished Indians on Vacation not too long ago. I really enjoyed that one. They both are such talented authors. 7mo
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MsMelissa Will be looking forward to your thoughts on the first book. I have it on my own TBR pile. 7mo
Hooked_on_books Have you discovered the Storykeepers podcast? It‘s so good! It‘s run by two indigenous Canadian writers and they have a guest on each show. They release once a month on the 4th and discuss a book by an indigenous Canadian author. As a white American, I really appreciate how the perspective of indigenous Canadians differs from my own in responding to these books. I‘m trying to read along with them. 7mo
janeycanuck @Hooked_on_books No! But thanks for the tip, I‘ve downloaded the episodes out so far. 7mo
janeycanuck @MsMelissa I‘m not very far in but it‘s good so far. The writing style has taken me a bit to get used to (it‘s been jumping around in time) but I‘ve fallen into the rhythm now. 7mo
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mcctrish
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How today started 😡 I‘ve been meaning to read this forever. It‘s interesting and I‘m betting the next books in the series take off faster than this now that all the setting up of the story and connections has been made. There is some very cool native magic storytelling in here ( my favourite part) but a LOT of alcohol and drug numbing of the senses. It‘s pretty intense so it took awhile to get through this slim book.

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mcctrish
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Today‘s mug travels. I‘m finding this book slow going. The substance abuse and physical abuse and all of it are hard to read. I know it‘s real life for a lot of people

ValerieAndBooks I have this mug! 10mo
mcctrish @ValerieAndBooks we can be mug twins 10mo
LeslieO Love these mugs! I have NYC and Zurich. 10mo
mcctrish @LeslieO we have a cupboard full 🤯🤦🏻‍♀️my husband has collected for 20 years I think 10mo
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booksandsympathy
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I was expecting more fantastical elements throughout this book but I still enjoyed it. I spent most of the day reading it yesterday. Curious to see how the story continues in the next two books.

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rabbitprincess
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I found this an engaging book and will continue with the trilogy. Bonus points for the Doctor Who marathon 😂

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mcctrish
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Saturday morning ( I‘ve been on my phone more than I‘ve read so far 🤦🏻‍♀️)

Jaimelire What is that beautiful pastry? 10mo
llcoolnate 👌🏻👌🏻 10mo
mcctrish @Jaimelire it‘s a raisin bun ( honestly I have ordered raisin buns for the last couple of weeks from my favourite bakery and they look different every time ) 10mo
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mcctrish @llcoolnate great way to start the weekend 10mo
llcoolnate You always have the best brunches 10mo
mcctrish @llcoolnate thank you!!! It‘s been a conscious decision to survive covid 💪🏻 10mo
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mcctrish
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Reading on the perch in the sunshine ☀️🎉

ShelleyBooksie What are your thoughts on this one? I found it depressing 10mo
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booksandsympathy
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Next up on Libby: Jared can't count on his mom to stay sober. He can't rely on his dad to pay the bills & support his new wife & step-daughter. Jared is only sixteen but feels like he's the one who must stabilize his family's life. But he struggles to keep everything afloat...and sometimes he blacks out. His maternal grandmother has never liked him, she says he's the son of a trickster & not human. Ravens speak to him--even when he's not stoned.

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sparrowssavvy
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Pickpick

While I was expecting the fantasy and mythical themes to be more prevalent in this book, it was a great read. The writing was fun and it was very easy to settle in to.

There were times I forgot there was an underlying fantasy element and I felt it was just a coming of age character story. I‘m curious to see where the next book goes.

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teebe
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There‘s so much I could say about this but it all sums up to: 🙄

booksandsympathy That's too bad they couldn't find a way to move forward with it. 10mo
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rabbitprincess
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January 2021 #BookSpinBingo card is all set!
#BookSpin: Son of a Trickster (Robinson)
#DoubleSpin: Bleeding Hearts (Rankin aka Harvey)

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! 13mo
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks I like the look of that free space in the very centre of the board 😆 13mo
TheAromaofBooks I know, right?? I genuinely do pull these out at random so I get excited when the fates decide we deserve a break! 😂 13mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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I watched the first episode of Trickster last night (it's on CBC in Canada, I caught it on the Gem app, not sure how/if it's available in the States). So far, I'm super happy with the adaptation. Really captures the feel of the book, great casting and performances. Excited for more!

JacqMac I just watched it a couple of days ago. I think they are doing a great job, too. 1y
NaomiO I love it, need to catch up on the last episodes. Makes me even more excited to read the book. And yes CBC Gem is only available to people in Canada 1y
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cleoh
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I read the books, I watched the debate - unsurprisingly, I thought all of the books chosen this year were excellent and represented Canada well. I liked the champions (some more than others). And I think they all did a very good job representing the books and the authors. Habib‘s beautiful memoir won the debate, but I think Robinson‘s novel should have won. I encourage everyone to read this year‘s selection of books!!!

rabbitprincess I have Son of a Trickster on my list! Glad you enjoyed all of the books this year! 1y
cleoh @rabbitprincess I really liked it! I‘m excited for the sequels 1y
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cleoh
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“I would bet you dollars to doughnuts that you still trust a human face to be a human.”

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LaraS
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I didn't exactly love this book, but I'm excited to see that they're turning it into a TV series...I kind of think that will be a better format for it, plus if Eden Robinson is involved in the scripts there are so many fantastic places the story could go. Maybe it'll turn into this gen's Degrassi 😂 😂

https://www.cbc.ca/books/cast-revealed-for-cbc-s-upcoming-series-the-trickster-1...

JacqMac I agree. The book was just ok, but I think the show will be better. I‘m looking forward to it. 1y
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Shay
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At first, Jared‘s life seems normal. Slowly but surely, however, little bits of weirdness creep in around the edges, and Jared‘s chapters are mixed with bizarre, expansive interludes that hint at a world beyond his day-to-day reality. The magic seeps in until it is almost pervasive, slowly invading every corner of his life until he has no choice but to face the destiny he has been running from.
Full review: https://wp.me/p2P6GA-5fX

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Shay
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Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson and We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib faced off this morning in the 2020 #CanadaReads finale, defended by Kaniehtiio Horn and Amanda Brugel, respectively. Review and recap: https://wp.me/p2P6GA-5fX

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candority
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Anyone else tuning into Canada Reads this week? I missed the start of the livestream, but it seemed like there were some high emotions and personal arguments today...

I didn‘t get a chance to read From The Ashes, and I DNF‘d Small Game Hunting, but I‘m still interested in the debate!

Photo from CBC Books Instagram. #CanadaReads #CanadaReads2020

MsMelissa I caught the final 15 minutes, but based on what I did see I might go back and watch the beginning. It was a little more intense than usual. I‘ve only read From the Ashes, and think it should win given its subject matter, but look forward to reading Son of a Trickster and We Have Always Been Here. The Hunting book doesn‘t appeal at all to me, nor does Radicalized, although I‘ll read the latter simply because I received a copy in a book subc. box. 2y
Shay I‘m not sure I‘ve ever seen things get so hot on day one! Usually they warm up a bit, but Amanda Bruegel did not come to play. 2y
candority @Book_Fiend_Melissa @Shay Definitely intense on the first and second day! Today‘s debate mellowed out a fair bit! I‘ll be interested to see which book takes the win tomorrow. 1y
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Shay Based on how things went today I think We Have Always Been Here is going to take it. But you never know! 1y
candority @Shay I think so too. It seems to have resonated with all of the panelists. 1y
Shay A unanimous final vote (apart from the defender)! 1y
candority @Shay Yes! I‘m happy with the winner, but this year definitely seemed a bit off to me? 1y
Shay Son of a Trickster was my favourite but I also really enjoyed We Have Always Been Here and From the Ashes. I think the main thing that felt off was the delay and interrupting that came of having both Alayna and George competing remotely, when they couldn‘t see the rest of the panel. Hard to help the delay, but two-way video might have improved things. (edited) 1y
candority @Shay I actually didn‘t enjoy Son of a Trickster, but I still think it‘s an interesting and important book for people to read. I don‘t know why Alayna and George couldn‘t see the rest of the panel?! I feel like that would have definitely helped the flow of things. I also found that most of the panelists took things way too personally at times, which was frustrating! 1y
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ShyBookOwl
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I have to apologize.. I forgot to play last week and now I can't recall who tagged me 🤦🏽‍♀️ Anyways... I want to participate so here goes @TheSpineView

1. Kindred by Octavia Butler
2. A few. Most recently, Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson. So. Freaking. Good.

Happy #two4tuesday!

TheKidUpstairs 💓💓💓 Eden Robinson. Have you read the second Trickster novel yet? In my opinion, it's even better than the first! 2y
ShyBookOwl @TheKidUpstairs I haven't yet but I definitely will! I also just bought 2y
TheSpineView Never to late to play!!🤩🤩🤩 I loved Kindred!😊 2y
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ShyBookOwl
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His tiny, tightly permed maternal grandmother, Anita Moody, had never liked him. #firstlinefridays

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ShyBookOwl
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This book is un-put-down-able! I was completely engaged to begin with, but now that I've hit the last 100 pages, things are getting intense! Great writing. Admittedly, I don't read many stories following indigenous teens, but between this and The Marrow Thieves, I'm thinking I'll need to pick up more of them.

LaraS I loved Marrow Thieves!! Maybe check out The Break...not explicitly teen but a whole interfamilial thing told from multiple view points. Trigger warning for violence, tho! 2y
ShyBookOwl @LaraS thx for the tip! I hadn't heard of it 2y
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sherryvdh
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Starting something new this evening. The tagged book is my pick for #booked2020 #AnimalOnCover.
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great covers! 2y
Cinfhen Loving all the animal covers 💗💗💗 2y
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Krystle13
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Mehso-so

Hmmm. I'm not even sure how to describe this book.... It gets alittle crazy on page 244 until then end. I dont understand the meaning/point of this book, yet I have now ordered the 2nd one in the series...🤨 LOL.... what an odd book.

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Kammbia1
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Has anyone read this novel or other books by Eden Robinson? This book came up online and it looks interesting. I want to read more books by Native American authors. I have read Louise Erdrich and Thomas King before. If you have recommendations, please share.

CaliforniaCay Sherman Alexie! He's hilarious. 2y
Kammbia1 @CaliforniaCay Which one of Alexie's books would you recommend? 2y
CaliforniaCay He has a few, the only one I've read is the absolutely true story of a part time Indian. Its technically a YA book, but I read it as an adult and found it to be pretty funny. But I've heard his other books are good too. 2y
Kammbia1 @CaliforniaCay Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
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Krystle13
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On to book 2 of Canada Reads shortlist.

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llwheeler
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Book related crafting, before and after. I gave my cheap, trusty, been-with-me-since-uni bookshelf an upgrade by putting fabric over the corrugated plastic backing. I love how it turned out!

Texreader Yes, it‘s lovely! 2y
youneverarrived Looks fab! 2y
squirrelbrain Yes, it looks lovely! 2y
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Branwen Love it! It looks great! 😍📚💕 2y
llwheeler @Branwen thanks! 😊 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

This one didn‘t quite work for me, though I really wanted it to. It‘s like a Jesmyn Ward-style book of living in a difficult family/situation for the western Canadian First Peoples set smashed together with a fantasy story about odd happenings. I would have loved to read both those books separately (and the writing is lovely), but together they just didn‘t work.

But hey, new shirt! 😬

#Booked2020 Cover crush

vivastory I'm wearing the same shirt today. It's one of my favorites. So comfortable! 2y
Hooked_on_books @vivastory Yes, I love the softness of the cotton. I‘m sure this will become a favorite for me as well. 2y
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candority
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Panpan

I had high hopes for this book, but honestly, I just found it terribly depressing. The end started to improve, but at that point it was too little, too late for me. I won't be continuing with the series. 2/5 ⭐️

This was my February #bookspin pick and is a contender for #CanadaReads #CanadaReads2020

TheAromaofBooks Sad you didn't like it (especially since I LOVE the cover!) but I don't have much patience for depressing books either! 2y
candority @TheAromaofBooks Normally I don‘t mind. But with this one, it was just too much. Looking forward to my next bookspin pick though! 2y
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reneelyons
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Loved this book 🖤 A coming of age story, a trickster story, and a story of multi-generational trauma. Can‘t wait to read some more Robinson. 4/5 stars!

Full review: https://reneereadsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/02/23/book-review-son-of-a-trickster-...

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xicanti
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For the most part, this is literary fiction about a basically good kid with a tough family situation and a substance abuse problem. It‘s evocative and layered and very real.

It‘s also a contemporary fantasy about a kid whose family isn‘t what he thought it was—and Robinson crams the bulk of the magic into the last third. I liked the book overall, but I wish it‘d been more balanced. I imagine that‘ll be a sticking point for many readers.

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xicanti
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I decided to be good and do my assigned reading next. At 70 pages in, I like SON OF A TRICKSTER way more than MONKEY BEACH (which I couldn‘t finish), but I‘m not invested in it yet. Hopefully that changes.

Singout Assigned by Litsy or a professor? ;) 2y
xicanti @Singout by the Canada Reads panel! 2y
TheKidUpstairs I did find this one took a bit to really get into it, but I ended up liking it a lot. I'm reading the second one now, and so far I think it's even better than the first. 2y
xicanti @TheKidUpstairs I‘m definitely getting that, “this a slow burn, but it could be worth it” vibe now, about 120 pages in. 2y
Singout @xicanti gotcha! I'm listening to "We Have Always Been Here." 2y
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Blueberry
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Panpan

#2 read for #CanadaReads2020. Two stars. 👎

runswithscissors007 😬interesting! I started this a year ago. I'm hoping Kaniehtiio Horn on Canada reads will convince me to carry on. (edited) 2y
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Blueberry
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My current read. My second read for #CanadaReads2020.

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NerdyRev
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Panpan

This was my second read through of this and it still didn‘t grab me. I re-read it because it is a Canada Reads shortlist pick, but I think this will be one of the first to be voted out. Robinson brings a name to the table, but it just doesn‘t read consistently enough for me. It has some incredible writing right next to some head scratching writing. I just didn‘t connect with this one...again.

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LaraS
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Despite giving this a “pan”, I love these quotes. So much emotion in so few words.

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LaraS
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Panpan

This book just wasn't for me, so it just barely scrapes into the “pan“ category. But i have to admit, rating it that was seems harsh...it's one of the first times i've ever felt a pang of guilt rating a book. Maybe it was a case of too high expectations?

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xicanti
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This is terrible, but I was kind of hoping SON OF A TRICKSTER wouldn‘t make the Canada Reads shortlist because MONKEY BEACH was way less my thing than it should‘ve been. (That‘s my nice way of saying the first 100 pages bored me silly.) Robinson‘s author bio has totally revitalized my interest. I‘m excited to see what she‘s produced as a gluten-free, tofu-fuelled non-Goth.

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JacqMac
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I almost bailed on this one. Then it sucked me in and I couldn‘t stop reading. The ending wasn‘t the best. There is a lot of story left to tell. But it‘s supposed to be the start of a trilogy, so I‘m ok with it.
#CanadaReads2020 #24B4Monday
@Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

jb72 Great time so far! 2y
Andrew65 Wow! That‘s a great time. 👏👏👏 2y
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JacqMac
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I have 7 library books to work my way through this weekend. I‘m sure I won‘t get to them all, but hopefully I will have time to finish a few. Let the readathoning begin!
#24B4Monday
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

jb72 Yay for library books! Great selection. 2y
Andrew65 Good luck, I‘m snowed under with library books too. 2y
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NerdyRev
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I love Canada Reads, even though I am not Canadian or live in Canada. I wind up reading all 5 books every year and will talk to the YouTube repeat while watching it. This year, I am happy because I have 4 of the 5 books. Small Game Hunting is the only one I can‘t get without paying 2x the cover cost due to shipping. I‘m ready! https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/meet-the-canada-reads-2020-contenders-1.543...

BookishTrish If it makes you feel better, I‘m in BC and having a tough time getting Small Game too. The bookstore I went to yesterday had 2 in stock and the clerk could find neither. 2y
NerdyRev @BookishTrish I wonder if they are re-releasing it with a new Canada Reads sticker which is making it hard to find. 2y
BookishTrish I‘d say give it a week or so and it‘ll be more widely available 2y
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Blueberry
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#CanadaReads2020 shortlist
Since I don't live in Canada the Canada Reads selections can sometimes be difficult to get. One I have coming from my library, one is coming on Overdrive, two are coming as interlibrary loans, and one hasn't been released in the US yet.

LeahBergen I‘m so impressed that you follow Canada Reads when you don‘t live here! ❤️ 2y
Blueberry @LeahBergen haha. I wish there was the interest to do it in the US. I used to live on the US-Canadian border. Back in the days when all our television came from Canada. 2y
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LaraS
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It's Canada Reads time! 🇨🇦 🍁 Every year, I'm less and less impressed with the debates that go on during Canada Reads week. Every year, I tell myself I'm not going to bother next time. But somehow, *every year*, I skim the synopsis on the short list and think “Oooh! That book sounds interesting!“ What's a gal to do? So many books, so little time. 🤷‍♀️

https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/meet-the-canada-reads-2020-contenders-1.543...

JacqMac This is so me. 😂 I both love and hate it. 2y
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JacqMac
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It‘s still really cold here, so we are snuggling and reading and watching Lord of the Rings. I started the tagged book today. Not sure if I like it yet.

Hooked_on_books This book has one of my favorite covers. I plan to read it soon. 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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1. 👍
2. The ability to fly!
3. Scorpio
4. I'll be in full hockey mom mode at the rink with my boys.
5. 💓💓💓💓💓💓

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

MidnightBookGirl Flying would be cool!
2y
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KarynGood
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I loved this book! Eden Robinson‘s way with dialogue had me chuckling even when situations in the book were definitely not amusing. There was humour, there was depth to the characters, there was all the feels. #readthenorth #gillarprizefinalst #favourite #octoberread

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llwheeler
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I'm intrigued! This book has been on my radar for ages, sounds like it's time to bump it a little higher up the tbr.

https://www.cbc.ca/books/cast-revealed-for-cbc-s-upcoming-series-the-trickster-1...

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Hooked_on_books
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2

How about you, @Librariana , care to join? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

Librariana I'm in! May have to wait till I'm home, but I'll gladly participate! 😊 Thank you for thinking of me 💖 2y
vivastory I had forgotten I added this to my TBR. Good choice 👍 2y
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