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Joined December 2017

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Echo | Pam Munoz Ryan
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Really enjoyable middle grade fiction with a great message subtly woven into the story line. There is a music theme in this book that is greatly enhanced in the audio version 🎼

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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Every summer I pick a big beast of a book that I aim to finish by Labour Day. This one clocks in at over 1000 pages so I think I will start it this weekend. I‘ve never heard a bad thing about this book so I am really looking forward to it. 🥰

Kaye This is so good. , beautiful cover also. 2w
BarbaraJean This has been on my TBR for so long—hoping to tackle it next year! The Hunchback of Notre Dame is my big classic chunkster this year. 😊 6d
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A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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This is a book for book lovers. It is a series of letters from various authors to the young reader, that discuss the joys of reading. 📚

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Her Secret Son (Original) | Hannah Mary McKinnon
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Mehso-so

This was okay. Interesting premise but honestly it got a bit tedious as it went along.

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I‘m really enjoying this, I think in part because I read The Iliad last summer and loved it. However I‘m not sure I would like it as much if I wasn‘t familiar with the Iliad. 🗡

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As a person who really loves a well done setting in a book, I thought this might be fun to browse through. It has very short essays about the settings in 73 well known novels. I started by just reading the entries from books I had read but I enjoyed it so much I ended up reading the whole book. This book isn‘t for everyone but if you enjoy books where the setting is practically a character, then you might be the right reader for this. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Anne of the Island | Lucy M. Montgomery
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This may not be as strong as the first two in the series (I am sure a lot of people might disagree) but it is still a very enjoyable read.🌻

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I picked up this book of essays because I read somewhere that the nature writing was beautiful. Well I‘m finding the writing is not necessarily moving me but I am really enjoying the content of the essays. Either way, it‘s turning out to be a good purchase. 👍

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BLOOD ORANGE. | HARRIET. TYCE
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What have I got myself into? I‘m a third of the way in and all I‘ve experienced so far is an assortment of really bad behaviour from a bunch of nasty people. There are so many good reviews on this❓❓❓Should I continue?

Becker Update: I finished it and it‘s really not my thing. I think I was seduced by the cover 😆 4w
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Untitled | Unknown
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320 books in my library that have GIRL in the title🧐

marleed Hahahaha. Every time I look at my older books on my reading wall I see a book that if it were published today the title would differ. IE, Memoirs of a Geisha is The Geisha Girl. 1mo
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The War that Saved My Life | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Nice story. A really great way for middle grade children to begin learning about WWII.

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My Mother‘s Day present. It‘s a pretty thing❣️

BarbaraJean 💜📚💜 1mo
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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These are memoir type essays. They are short and often funny. I loved them at the beginning but the charm is wearing off a little bit as I progress. This is surely no fault of the book but due to some short coming I have regarding humour in books. It hardly ever works for me.

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Although this book is packed with very important and interesting information, it is also dense and lacks an engaging narrative. I can only read it in small chunks. It is 9 years old and I wondered if it would be dated but it appears that nothing has changed or improved much in a decade. 😐

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Anyone who enjoyed Anne of Green Gables (and who hasn‘t) really needs to read this series as well. It is every bit as wonderful 🥰

charl08 Cute cover! 1mo
Blaire Agree. I‘m rereading the emily books now. 1mo
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A new addition to my Virago collection. I have read the first few entries and am loving it. A wonderful way to learn about some new female authors. 🍏

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A good book, a cold beer, the smell of cut grass and the warm sun on my back. Hello spring.😍

Daisey Sounds wonderful! 1mo
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Book Club title for May which will be our last meeting until the fall. We are going out with a bang 💥

ShyBookOwl Love this book! 2mo
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The Archer's Tale | Bernard Cornwell
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Cornwell‘s book always transport me into a different place and time. 👍

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I jumped on the band wagon yesterday and have been enjoying the ride immensely. I love the way she talks about her family. 💙

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Crazy story. A good example of truth being stranger than fiction. It was incredible what she managed to get away with.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Happy to say this isn‘t my reading. 4,000 pages of Canadian Tax Law for my son‘s last University class. This is all that stands between him and his degree. 😬

emilyhaldi 😧 2mo
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The Secret of Clouds | Alyson Richman
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Next up....this came highly recommeded by a friend that loved it. I'm hoping to feel the same. 🤞

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Recommend if you like court room drama. Author does a good job of creating a web of possibilities to keep you wondering how it will all turn out. 🤔

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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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I‘m really enjoying this. An engaging family story told with tenderness and some humour. And a touch of southern charm as well. 🌸

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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It‘s been a year since I read The Name of the Wind but I picked the story right up as I started Wise Man‘s Fear. Nice to be back spending time with these characters.🙂

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Untitled | Unknown
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Did a display today at work called GO AHEAD-JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. It was so beautiful when it was done but it quickly fell apart from so many people taking the books. 🤩

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Shocking amounts of gun violence. This problem is so big that it‘s really difficult to wrap your head around. This book isn‘t too political or technical. It is just a series of essays, each focusing on a different family that has had their lives ripped apart by this barbaric violence. It‘s about the people, not the policies. 😡

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Don Quixote: World Classics | Miguel Cervantes
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I‘m just reminiscing about the summer that I read this wonderful, crazy, funny book. Sancho Panza is one of my favourite characters ever. 😊

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A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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Highly recommended. A very interesting memoir of a young Canadian woman who is kidnapped while traveling. If you like personal stories at all, you must pick this up.

BiblioLitten Sounds perfect. Stacked! 3mo
Erinreadsthebooks Yes!! It‘s such a great book! 3mo
Erofan I like the cover 😍 3mo
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Castle of Water: A Novel | Dane Huckelbridge
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This book takes an old story and writes it with a fresh voice.🏝🍌

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The Museum of You | Carys Bray
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April showers makes for a great excuse to spend the day reading ☔️

BookFrog My husband was just wishing for rain tomorrow for that very reason. 3mo
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A joyful little book and a magical debut. 🌟

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Pickpick

Great for books clubs. This will be eye opening for most people I think.

Kaye Beautiful memorial. Another book I have waiting. 3mo
Crazeedi Great story 3mo
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It‘s a warm spring day in my neck of Ontario and I‘m thinking green today 🎋

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Meditations Metaphysiques | Rene Descartes
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Don‘t you think? 🤔

TheSpineView Yup! 3mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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This will be a re-read for me but I think it will offer up some good conversation for book club. 👍

Samplergal We just read it in March for the group I run. Such a great discussion. Everyone loved the book. Have fun! 3mo
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River | Peter Heller
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Very ominous tone. Can‘t predict which way this is going. 😳

Tamra Sign of a good mystery. 3mo
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This book will have a limited readership but I believe it is groundbreaking in many ways. Hard to know what to say about it except wow 😮

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It seems I have a love for stories where old men reminisce about their lives. This one is fabulous. This old Irish guy goes to his favourite pub to raise 5 final toasts to the 5 most important people in his life. As we hear the stories of these people we see the fabric of his life woven together. The narrator of the audiobook is an older Irish man and his performance is perfect. ☘️🍺

Kaye Sounds great. 3mo
Soubhiville I love these kinds of stories too 😊. 3mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Yes! Yes! Me too!! And I loved loved this book!!!! 3mo
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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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Each story was consistently good. That doesn‘t usually happen in a collection. Yet overall I thought it was a good collection- not a great one.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Oh people... if you do audiobooks then please choose to listen to this one. There are multiple narrators and it is so authentic. It is adding so much to the story. I‘m loving it. If you don‘t do audio this is the title to try it out.🔊

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Starting a new book tonight. Has anyone read this?

LitsyOwl I am just getting started with it 📚🦉 3mo
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A really lovely book to listen to. Sort of a quiet, gently told story. It‘s very episodic in nature and has a wonderful sense of place. It is my first Cather. Are they all like this?

Tamra 💜 Cather 4mo
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By Gaslight | Steven Price
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A sweeping read with loads of atmosphere and a fabulous cover to admire between chapters.

Crazeedi I'm going to look for this one, sounds good 4mo
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Barometer Rising | Hugh MacLennan
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Currently reading...a novel that takes place in Halifax during the Great War in Europe and includes the disastrous explosion in Halifax Harbour. It is well written and very interesting from a historical perspective. 👍

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What can I say? I love lists 🥰

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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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Next up for book club.

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A Diversity of Creatures | Rudyard Kipling
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Another fun find in the library storage room today. Beautiful illustrations in this 100 year old book, complete with uncut pages. A little treasure. 🤓

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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the time and setting of this book. It was a snapshot of a brief time in American history and it was interesting to see what the news and thoughts of the day were. Yet for the most part this book just didn‘t work for me. As a biography I found it dull and as an adventure story it was a failure.