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BookBr

Joined July 2016

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Las Vegas: Doing it right with bookstore tourism!

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And apparently my next novel will be this one, a last minute buy at the airport bookshop... (VEGAS, BABY!!)

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@Gleefulreader made me aware of the Serial Reader app, and I LOVE it. A little classical snack every day, just right to keep you going. I started with The Awakening on a recommendation from another friend -- it's a slow starter, but an okay read so far.

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It's all @optimuscrime 's fault I'm reading this. But it's SO MUCH fun. I mean, machine-gun wielding space gorillas. And angst. I have a sense I'm in for an overdose of feels, but that's okay...

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Jay's pick this time, based on his love for the first book in the series. But how can you go wrong with an elevated society of technologically advanced talking bears? You can't. #jayreads

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Untitled | Anonymous

What an autumn -- in the biggest reading slump of ever. I couldn't read and it was SO DISTRESSING. I wallowed around in a big old pile of paranormal romance -- I don't want to talk about it;) -- until I felt better. I think, I hope, I have recovered. I have a few things on the go, but the novel I start next will depend on what I feel like ON VACATION! WOOT!!!

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Jay: This book was so funny. I like how the chapters were all different stories, so I never knew what would happen next! #jayreads Me: Couldn't love Pratchett any more, but these were great stories. The first real short stories I have read with Jay, and they were a great hit. Lots of laughs and silliness abounds.

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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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Jay: This book was exciting! I liked all the gross bits and how the BFG won at the end. #jayreads Me: This was a great book, and worth the bribery to start with! We had a lot of fun reading it, and for sure will be reading it again.

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River of No Return | Bee Ridgway
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Don't let the insane amount of time it took me to read this deter you -- I've been in a slump. This is a delicious read -- one cover blurb called it "...the love child of Jane Austen and Doctor Who", and I can't think of a more perfect description. In turns sharp, mysterious, beguiling, and nostalgic, and like life, with no clear conclusion -- but all the better for it.

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Finished my brain stroll down memory lane. Still enjoyably fantastical, although somehow both sillier and darker than I remembered. Good potato chip read, if you like this kind of thing;)

Gleefulreader Potato chip read is going to be my new favourite phrase! 3y
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River of No Return | Bee Ridgway

"That had been grief, but it had also been a searing kind of hope."

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River of No Return | Bee Ridgway
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First Saturday morning gymnastics class means free reading time...

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Rereading these (for the umpteenth time) in the evenings/before bed when my brain is tired. Despite basically being LOTR fanfic, they are still pretty fun...

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It's funny, this book contains so many things I don't like: an teenage ingenue, blamed for seducing older men; a seemingly never-ending series of missteps and red herrings; not just one, but several unreliable narrators. And yet, as the mystery unravels, so do each character's conception of the truth, and so do the reader's, until it all comes together in a way wholly surprising and soundly believable. A truly compelling read.

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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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I had to bribe him to let me read this one, and every night so far he has begged for more! #jayreads #momwin

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Jay: This was a good book. It was really funny and had lots of fighting. I wish there was a movie! #jayreads Me: This was a great read aloud book, with lots of language play and funny bits. The way the author flipped fairy tales on their end was entertaining and clever, and the ending wasn't predictable! We will likely pick up book 2!

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The most glorious shop for booknerds now open in downtown TO. So, so pretty and money sucking...

Desha Just curious what your TO refers to...my sister lives where they call the town "TO" and if it's the same one, I'm definitely hitting up this bookstore lol ❤️???????? 3y
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From Jay's to-be-read pile (mum + kid reads) -- so far, so good. #jayreads

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Starting the Great To-Be-Read Pile catch-up with a mystery by the lake...

Gleefulreader I've picked this up in the bookstore so many times and never pulled the trigger. Curious as to what you think! 3y
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