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AdeleReads

Joined July 2017

"If a book has anything to say, it burns with a quiet laugh, because any book worth its salt points up and out of itself." - Bohumil Hrabal
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Fact: I have yet to regret listening to any book read by the most excellent Juliet Stevenson. Enjoying this botanical adventure so far. 🌸 🌳 🌱 📖

inthegreensandblues I love this book on audio too 💜 1mo
AdeleReads It‘s wonderful! 1mo
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Zen Ghosts | Jon J. Muth
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My Halloween reading last night. This kids book has some of the most spookily beautiful scenes I‘ve ever seen. 👻 🎃

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Just a couple of buds fascinated by a fuzzy cat in a touch and feel book.

erinreads Such an adorable moment to capture! 😻 3mo
Erofan 💕 3mo
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Won this beauty in an instagram giveaway! Heard good things about it so far.

SharonAlger Congratulations on the win! It‘s a nice thing to happen. 4mo
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I‘m not into acting, but so far I‘m loving this audiobook. A funny and poignant love letter to family + storytelling. And 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 to Lithgow‘s narration. He‘s also one of my favourite Selected Shorts readers. https://www.symphonyspace.org/selected-shorts

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Can u eatz ur bookz too mommmmmm?!?!

tammysue What a cutie!! 💕 8mo
Crazeedi ❣❣❣❣ 8mo
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Very short stories are ideal for these days of squeezing in reading while home with a 👶🏼. And Erin McGraw is an absolute master of the form.

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Grimm's Fairy Tales | Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
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First visit to my mom and dad‘s book store, White Rabbit Books in Georgetown, Ontario!

Crazeedi How awesome your parents have a bookstore! And your little one will grow up in such a place, so great 8mo
AmyG He is so lucky! 8mo
DivineDiana How wonderful! ❤️ 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️❤️ 8mo
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”For me, faith involves staring into the abyss, seeing that it is dark and full of the unknown—and being okay with that.”
Nina Riggs, The Bright Hour

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Saturday morning reading: A collection of honest and insightful essays on motherhood—“the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between.” 🤱🏼(also, our stuffed lion spies another 🦁 on the cover...)

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Cozy listening for this wild blizzard weather. #reread

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Little Labors | Rivka Galchen
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Well his labour felt far from “little” (long, difficult & ended in an emergency C-section), but we are so grateful for the safe arrival of our little man. And I‘ve been saving this highly recommend book—a poetic and honest reflection on the early days of motherhood—for just this season. The short bursts of prose make it ideal for reading with my often exhausted mind in snatches of time between feeding/changing/smuggling/swaddling, etc!

Shemac77 Congratulations!! 11mo
britt_brooke Oh my, what a sweetie! 😍 Hope you‘re feeling okay? I had a long, difficult delivery followed by an emergency c-section with my first and one nurse likened it to giving birth twice. Looks like you did a great job, momma! 11mo
saresmoore My goodness, how precious! Amazing what you went through; I hope you are recovering well. 11mo
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TheQuietQuill Congrats mama! Just had my little man five weeks ago and my labor sucked too (I hemorrhaged) but was so worth it! You‘re little one is absolutely precious!! Congrats!! 11mo
Tamra Yay! Congratulations!! 11mo
AmyG He is just beautiful! Congratulations. ❤️ 11mo
JacqMac So cute! Congratulations! 11mo
Christine Aww, congrats!! ❤️ 11mo
Reggie Yay!! Glad he‘s ok! Congratulations!!! 11mo
Littlestbookshelf Congrats!!! 😍 I miss having a newborn in the house. I hope you are doing well and can enjoy this time. 11mo
Redwritinghood Congratulations! I‘ve had 2 c-sections, so I sympathize with you. Glad everyone is well. 11mo
valeriegeary Congrats! 11mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 11mo
LauraBeth Congratulations! Enjoy that babyhood! ❤️❤️ 11mo
irre Congratulations! 11mo
Jas16 Congratulations!! 11mo
Blaire Congrats! I‘ve bought that book for several baby gifts. I loved it. 11mo
Clare-Dragonfly Congratulations! 😍🥰🤱🏻 11mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations!!! So beautiful ❤️ 11mo
readordierachel Congratulations!! 11mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 11mo
batsy Congratulations 💕 11mo
Erofan Sweety! 👶 Congratulations!!! 💞 11mo
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ???

Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 11mo
BookNAround I never had an overdue library book in my life (I buy books instead of borrow them because of that whole due date thing) but my oldest child was still overdue. He‘s been consistently late his entire life. 😂 11mo
julesG My first child was 12 days early, everyone had told me first babies tend to be late, so it was a tiny bit unexpected. My second made up for it, she was 11 days late. On average, they were both more or less on time. 11mo
MarriedtoMrT Both mine were late. It sucked. Hang in there! 11mo
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Welp, since there‘s no sign of baby yet I can‘t quite break into my new parenthood listography.com journal, but could get started on the literary one. Such beautifully illustrated books with creative categories to capture everyday life at your own pace. E.g. I‘m excited to keep track of some of the things our incoming kiddo will “pretend to do and be.” And perhaps I‘ll spend some time reflecting on my high school reading days...📚 📖

Reviewsbylola These are so cool! 11mo
Crazeedi I love these listography books, I just purchase for my daughters and I to do together. It 11mo
AdeleReads @Crazeedi how fun! 11mo
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O how eagerly I‘ve been anticipating this listen! Not *quite* as eagerly as the arrival of our first baby, due tomorrow, but timing-wise it sure works out to have this final book in an absolutely captivating trilogy to keep me company in these exciting waiting days. 👶🏼 📖 🗓

Bklover Oooh, keep us posted!!!🤰🤱 11mo
SkeletonKey I can‘t WAIT for this! I‘m number two in line at the library, so hopefully very soon! 11mo
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The paw on arm maneuver. A classic cat move to try and distract me from my book. Nice try, Milo.

Aimeesue Cats! 😂 (edited) 12mo
CouronneDhiver Typical 🙄 Super cute though 12mo
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Post 2 of 2: I‘m terrible at narrowing down to official “top ten” lists. But as I look back on 2018, here are 10 books I‘m grateful to have read this year. 📚

Lcsmcat I met Kuusisto at a book festival this fall, and bought that book for my daughter. I‘m glad to hear you liked it. 12mo
AdeleReads @Lcsmcat such a wonderful and important journey of a book. And how neat that you got to meet him. 12mo
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Post 1 of 2: I‘m terrible at narrowing down to official “top ten” lists. But as I look back on 2018, here are 10 books I‘m grateful to have read this year. 📚

BeaG I enjoyed Trevor Noah and All You Could Ever Know. 12mo
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When your new Christmas socks match your current read. 🧡💙📙📘

julesG 😍 12mo
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 12mo
valeriegeary Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Perfect! 🤗 12mo
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This story collection is *such* a great Christmas read/listen. Cozy, spooky, poetic, and festive. With recipes!

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BECOMING MRS. LEWIS, a historical novel about Joy Davidman & C.S. Lewis, is an intimate and imaginative chronicle of the love story between two brilliant people with a gift for artfully pondering the mysteries of faith. Review: bit.ly/2KXAOHo #booksforyourchristmaslist

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Last year we bought this lighted figurine for my parents for Christmas, since we happened to find a one called The White Rabbit Book Store! (a children‘s book store, but still). It‘s lookin‘ pretty darn cozy in its holiday home. http://www.whiterabbitbooks.ca

Tamra Sweet! 12mo
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Things are Good Now | Djamila Ibrahim
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The nuanced narratives in THINGS ARE GOOD NOW by Djamila Ibrahim leave room for the reader to grow in their understanding of the very real issues facing displaced people in our world today. My review: bit.ly/2KLZvXx #CanLit

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Catherine Ricketts‘ stunning and beautiful essay on The Millions is worth reading and pondering. https://themillions.com/2018/10/what-i-saw-when-i-really-looked-my-late-brother-... (Had me reflecting back on Stephanie Wittels‘ journey in her powerful memoir about losing her brother, comedian and actor Harris Wittels.)

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Current Mood: Blazing through all Maya Angelou audiobooks available on the library app while weathering weird pregnancy sleeping patterns. 🤰🏼🤷‍♀️📚

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Motherprayer: A Pregnant Woman's Spiritual Companion | Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Tivka Frymer-Kensky
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Intrigued already... “Motherprayer is the result of a seventeen-year investigation into the Jewish and Christian traditions relating to pregnancy and childbirth. At the same time, most of the readings and poems in Motherprayer are my own original compositions. In these two apparently contradictory sentences lies a silence. It is the story of this book.”

Suet624 Sounds great! 14mo
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The Wednesday Wars | Gary D. Schmidt
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This was such a pleasant, poignant YA book, set in the 1960s. The teacher and student friendship/mentorship is the heart of the story, but not in a sentimental way—and there are beautiful moments with family members and friends, as well. Never has a book made me crave cream puffs so passionately (and fear escaped pet rats so fiercely!). Also inspired me to brush up on my Shakespeare.

InnerSavvy It was a surprisingly good read. I enjoyed its sequel too. 12mo
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Thankful for the opportunity to read and review this complex and thoughtful memoir about Haiti, which stirred up some memories of my own travels there a few years ago. https://adelegallogly.com/2018/10/19/a-missionary-childhood-in-haiti/

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The Secret Garden (Collins Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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In an interview with Katherine Paterson and her son at the end of the Bridge to Terabithia audiobook, she mentioned The Secret Garden as one of the childhood books that influenced her writing. And just like that, I‘m revisiting another classic, this time read by Julie Christie.

readinginthedark I need to reread this one, too! 14mo
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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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My library audiobook holds keep coming in and bumping my plans to get into a hard copy book. But how can I resist revisiting this gem from childhood when it‘s narrated by Robert Sean Leonard?

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Enjoying listening to this moving and truthful memoir—a journey about cross-cultural adoption, race, and family. (And it‘s hitting my preggo hormones in alllll the feels.) #recommendsday

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My booksellin‘ dad in action! Thankful for this article in Georgetown‘s local paper (even if there are a couple lil‘ grammatical errors 😉 —good publicity is good publicity for White Rabbit Books!) 😀📚👍 https://www.theifp.ca/news-story/8851307-shop-local-in-the-age-of-amazon-and-onl...

readinginthedark Awesome! 💜 14mo
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We'll Fly Away | Bryan Bliss
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Bryan Bliss‘ newest young adult novel is *such* a powerful read. Grateful for the chance to read and review it. Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://adelegallogly.com/2018/08/09/a-teenagers-journey-on-death-row/

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Juuuust a bit captivated right now by books about Joy Davidman, otherwise known as the wife of C.S Lewis. Rewatched the movie Shadowlands, of course—my first encounter with Joy. 😭But there‘s SO much more to this passionate, ambitious, and brilliant writer‘s fascinating life story.

wordslinger42 I just watched Shadowlands not long ago! Such a great movie! I had no idea there was a book about her!! 1y
AdeleReads @wordslinger42 Shadowlands is such a beautiful movie. And the biographies about / recent novel based on Joy reveal the depths of their courtship as well as her life long before she met her beloved Jack (e.g. the movie makes it seem like they‘re almost strangers when they meet, but they had been writing wonderful and soulful letters to each other long before that!) (edited) 1y
wordslinger42 @AdeleReads I'm definitely going to have get copies of these!! 1y
Foragingfantasy Shadow Lands was sooo wonderful! 1y
readinginthedark I've never seen that movie! But I saw my brother in a play about C.S. Lewis many years ago, and that sparked interest in their relationship. I'll have to find it! 14mo
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On Beauty | Zadie Smith
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Lazy cottage dayz in the hammock with a Zadie novel. #ZadieSmith #vacay

irre The best!! 1y
readordierachel Looks like a perfect day! I am currently reading Feel Free by Smith. She's wonderful 😊 1y
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My mom had this bookish/writerly onesie ready before we even told her the news...👶🏼📚

Librarybelle Congratulations! 1y
Christine Awww! Congrats!! 1y
Reecaspieces Awesome! Congrats 1y
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BookaholicNatty Yayyyyyyy congratulations!!!! I love this so much!! ❤️❤️ 1y
sprainedbrain Congratulations! ❤️ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Got mom!! Congratulations to you and yours!! 👏🏻👏🏻😍😍 1y
Sace Aaand where can I get one for my future grand kids? 1y
Sace It's so cute! 1y
Melissa_J Congratulations! That onesie is adorable 😊 1y
RebelReader Congratulations! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, I‘m jealous! Congratulations—and the tagged book is really informative and great. 1y
mrozzz Congratulations!!! 🍾 1y
Jas16 Congratulations! 1y
irre Congratulations! 1y
Lauram Congratulations! 1y
TheQuietQuill Yay congratulations! That onesie is adorable! 1y
TheQuietQuill Where did you get it? I‘m due December 13 and that onesie is just too dang cute! 1y
AdeleReads @TheQuietQuill @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Thanks so much everyone!! This onesie is from Chapters in 🇨🇦. But I suspect there may be similar ones that could be found online if you‘re located elsewhere. 1y
AdeleReads @Clare-Dragonfly I‘m really enjoying it so far too. 1y
AdeleReads @TheQuietQuill and congrats to you, too! 🍼 👶🏼 1y
Sace I've already sent an image to my daughter to warn her about what kind of grandmother I'll be. Congrats to you! 1y
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 1y
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Southernmost | Silas House
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This riveting, thought-provoking novel that explores religious faith, prejudice, friendship, and fatherhood is fitting reading/listening for a heat wave weekend.

“The heat was thick as curtains. Night was fixing to slide over the world and the cicadas were calming down for that hushed time between daylight and darkness, when crickets rosined their bows.”

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I Am a Truck | Michelle Winters
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Confession: I bought this from a local indie bookseller on “Independent Bookstore Day” last week, but did so entirely coincidentally. Still, excited to dig into this little but mightily-praised #CanLit novel.

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Stephen Kuusisto‘s memoir HAVE DOG, WILL TRAVEL was an absolute joy to read and review. I laughed, I cried, and I saw the often painful beauty of life in a new light. I am excited to read his poetry, as well.

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Ice storm Day 2 = WONDERBOOK weather

“As much as possible, allow yourself to be a raw nerve end that internalizes whatever is experienced in life. When you allow this, you not only create fertile soil for stories, novels, and nonfiction, you also build a better understanding of your fellow human beings.” -Jeff VanderMeer

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Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories | James Thomas, Tom Hazuka, Denise Thomas
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Randomly opened a flash fiction anthology to a story that matches the current horrid weather here in Ontario and in many other areas right now. At least in the story this ice storm happens in *winter*— you hear that, spring?! This ain‘t April weather. No siree.

Melissa_J This weather sucks! I‘m not sure where you are, but spring is definitely taking its sweet time arriving here, too 😩 (edited) 2y
AdeleReads @Melissa_J it‘s the winter that never ends! 😱 2y
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Echo | Pam Munoz Ryan
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So far this week is basically “I should be doing things but I just keep going on audiobook binges” week. This novel is up next. Sounds absolutely unique & magical. Will be sure to use headphones and soak up the musical experience.

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Man do I ever 💗 Liz Climo.

Ddzmini 🤣🤣 2y
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Aaaaaand now I want to hunt down some Reese‘s Peanut Butter Easter eggs... and maybe some ...meat? (Mmmmmmmm storytelling) 🍫🍗

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Another audiobook adventure outside of my comfort zone/particular artistic ambitions. These storytelling lessons & anecdotes are geared at verbal storytellers — e.g. the people you hear telling incredible true tales in The Moth podcast. That‘s not my area—I tend to stick to pen & paper. That said, there‘s plenty of applicable wisdom here for writers & other artists/communicators. A sharp, smart, and LOL-inducing journey in telling better stories.

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An inspiring and entertaining read for anyone with big dreams and creative ambitions—and bonus points of joy for fans of The Office! Audiobook is stellar—but get a print or digital copy too, if you can, so you can see all of the fun photos of Jenna and friends.

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Enjoying the strong sense of place and natural imagery in this meditative multigenerational novel, set in rural Vermont.

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Fanny and Romeo | Yves Pelletier
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Charming graphic novels are also good sick day company.

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You know an audiobook is good when it can bring you laughter even when you‘re down with an achy flu. What a funny, smart, and beautiful life story well told.

RachelO Feel better soon! 2y
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Abel's Island | William Steig
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Aaaand that's a wrap on @24in48 Winter 2018 edition! So many excellent books, and I enjoyed keepin up w/ everyone's #24in48 posts. Hard to pick a favourite reading experience, but "Abel's Island" was an absolute delight. What a hilarious, beautiful little story of love & survival (and Abel's such a creative creature—and a fellow reader ?) I kept stopping to read great lines aloud to my sister! And thanks to my 2 cats for keepin me company. ??

Soubhiville Yay! Congrats! 2y
mrozzz Wooooooo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Eyelit 👏🎉👏🎉👏 2y
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batsy Nice! 🎉🎉👏 2y
cocomass Well done!! 👏🏽 🎊 💃🏽 🎈 2y
daniwithtea Congrats!! 2y
tysephine Woo hop! 🏆🏆🏆 2y
tysephine Lol autocorrect "woo hoo" 2y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊📚 2y
RaimeyGallant Well done! I'm so jealous of everyone who accomplished this! 2y
JacqMac Yay! 2y
NCNY 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2y
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