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BookishTrish

BookishTrish

Joined April 2016

Librarian * Dutch Learner * Cross stitcher * Horror Lover * Will read anything - especially if it‘s about Russia
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Me (Moth) by Amber McBride
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Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
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Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker
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Never by Ken Follett
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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
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The Relic: A Novel by Eca De Queiros
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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Somewhere between a pick and a so so. This was a bit more violent and gritty than what I usually look for in a cozy, but sidestepped tackling any issues of institutional racism even though they were alluded to. What really sells this one is the diversity of characters and celebration of Filipino food and families.

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ImperfectCJ I can't remember if I put any spoilers in the note card! I hope not! 2d
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Clwojick 😍😍 love the wrapping. 2d
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So many good things here: two memorable and quirky friends, an adventure, fab (but maybe too few?) illustrations, and a dinosaur. Great writing too. I love Skunk and Badger (maybe Badger is my favourite though because Very Important Rock Work sounds like my kind of hobby.)

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Wow! What a difference between this and Twins! This novel was so raw and wonderful: 10 year old Ant wants to impress (and save) his father who struggles with addiction.

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Finished my reread of TMT. It was just as good the second time + now I feel ready to tackle the sequel.

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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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And they are off! @LeahBergen and @LA_Mead there are swaps heading your way! Leah, I got you for @bookish_wookish Little Christmas swap and @teebe #creepychristmasswap @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego my #poutinepenpals #stockingswap has been sent!

LeahBergen Well, fancy that! I have you for the #LittleChristmasSwap , too. 😆 6d
LeahBergen Wait … you have me for #CreepyChristmas, too?? 6d
BookishTrish @LeahBergen I‘m twice lucky this year! 6d
BookishTrish Everything is wrapped, labelled, and in one box 6d
LeahBergen 😆😆 Poor you! And good plan with shipping it all in one box. 👌 I can‘t wait! 6d
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Never | Ken Follett
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Lofty plans for the week.

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Live and Let Chai | Bree Baker
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Another round of storms in BC. Nothing for the day but to stay as cozy as possible. This delightful series starter helps.

ShyBookOwl Sounds perfect, given the circumstances. 6d
mdm139 This is a good series 6d
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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My #jolabokaflodswap package is on the go @bookish_wookish as is my #LMPBC book. Let me know when they arrive @ShelleyBooksie and @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm going to be late with my #lmpbc I have a family emergency and will be out of town for a while. I'm bringing my book with, so I'll try to finish it. But it will be early Dec. before I can get it sent off. Sorry friends. @ShelleyBooksie @BeeMagical 7d
BookishTrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego My thoughts are with you! 7d
ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - Danielle I am sorry to hear this. Sending love. I hope that everything works out ♡♡♡♡♡ 6d
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This was a heck of a lot of fun. I‘m not a Bachelor fan, but I‘d watch this.

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Questland | Carrie Vaughn
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This book was a heck of a lot of fun. Just a beautiful love letter to fantasy fandoms.

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The Tiger Rising | Kate DiCamillo
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This is such an incredible book on grieving while trying to avoid grieving.

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I found this office romance / sci fi told through a company‘s Slack channels surprisingly moving. The ending between Gerald and Pradeep even made me tear up a little.

Mindyrecycles Sounds fun! It‘s on the #tob22 long list. 2w
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Thanks a Lot | Raffi
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Join me on Tuesday for a conversation with Canadian icon Raffi https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MB_ctd-AZRQ 6pm PST #poutinepenpals

LA_Mead That‘s so cool! 3w
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Front Desk | Kelly Yang
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Join me on Tuesday for a conversation with big hearted middle grade author Kelly Yang. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=spNoqupbcmg

BookishTrish Im on Pacific Standard Time 3w
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Heading your way soon Danielle! #lmpbc #groupx

5feet.of.fury Love the cover art 🖼 3w
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Lovely reread for a rainy evening #audiowalk

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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo: Novel Study | Kate DiCamillo, Anita Yeoman, Teacher TimeSavers (Firm)
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A lovely reread for a rainy evening #audiowwalk

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I enjoyed this P&P deep dive into Lydia‘s character much much more than May enjoys being dressed up as a Dino.

rubyslippersreads But she‘s such a cute dino. 😻🦖🦕 3w
Victoriahoperose So cute. I have a tortie too. 🥰 3w
BookishTrish @rubyslippersreads She is a cute but vengeful Dino. Lesson learned. 3w
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CoverToCoverGirl Soooo cute! 3w
AmyG Awwww ❤️ 3w
Susanita Tortietude? 3w
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Dave Grohl is creative, humble, and grateful. That‘s what I knew going in; that‘s what I know now.

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Questland | Carrie Vaughn
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#EarlGrey does@not get daylight savings and so woke me up at 4:30 for a hug. Fortunately he went right back to sleep after a quick cuddle. I‘m still up, but having loads of fun with this Jurassic Park meets nerd fandoms read.

Lindy I‘m intrigued. I enjoyed the only book by Vaughn that I‘ve read so far: 4w
BookishTrish @lindy I really enjoyed the Kitty Norville books (though I have only read three). She‘s a good storyteller. 4w
Lindy @BookishTrish Good to know about Kitty Norville, since there are so many 😊 4w
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Realm Breaker | Victoria Aveyard
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While it took me months to finish this behemoth I mostly enjoyed the experience. I liked the ragtag found family banding together to oppose Taristan, and the world building was strong. Not sure I‘ll read the next one… well have to see.

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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I wasn‘t expecting a murder mystery when I picked this book up, but I enjoyed it. The author clearly loves and is in awe of the natural world - in that way it reminded me of Crawdads.

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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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New day, new book

CoverToCoverGirl It‘s sooo good! 1mo
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It was good but I was expecting great because of the hype. #audiostitching

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Blood Donor | Karen Bass
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A creepy idea. A fast-paced read. A highly motivated and single minded MC. Recommended.

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A Deadly Inside Scoop | Abby Collette
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My brain is complete mush this week and this cosy was just what I needed. More cats or dogs in the sequel, please

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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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I did not enjoy this book. Theo was super pretentious / precious and I couldn‘t decide if Powers was being darkly comic or too earnest. One more description of their meals and I‘d have bailed. On the other hand Eduardo Ballerini‘s narration was excellent. #audiostitching

JamieArc I enjoyed the book, but I had similar thoughts about the boy. He seemed to “special” or “golden child” or something to me and I couldn‘t figure out if we were supposed to take it seriously. 1mo
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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Anyone else get excited when a book mentions pangolins?

wanderinglynn 🙋🏼‍♀️ 💚 1mo
megnews He‘s so cute! I love him! 1mo
Megabooks Yes!! 1mo
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A Deadly Inside Scoop | Abby Collette
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Please oh please let it be Dominic Toretto

TheAromaofBooks An opportunity for the best cross-over ever! 😂 1mo
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For Your Own Good | Samantha Downing
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If you‘re like me and looking for your next You fix you could do worse than this sometimes predictable thriller about a murderous teacher. Think You-lite. It‘s not as good as Downing‘s other thrillers (My Lovely Wife is fantastic) so it felt like a bit of a letdown to me.

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Many years ago I worked in a Library and possibly glued a photo of Kal Penn to my office cupboard. Legend has it, nobody has been able to remove it despite multiple attempts. I love Kal Penn; I loved this book. You should definitely read it - he‘s had a more interesting life than most.

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A quick but often disjointed read about one white single mother‘s struggles and resilience. She has a fierce love for her child that really shines through.

marleed I had some issues with the MC in the book too. I loved the Netflix series though. I‘m kind of interested to reread the book wondering if the portrayal of Alex from the series would negate my thoughts that influenced the book the first time around. 1mo
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This book is the highlight of my week

BiblioLitten The premise sounds interesting…stacked! 1mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Thinking about spending a lazy Sunday afternoon with this one

Sleepswithbooks Great photo!!! 2mo
Nute Love these type of photos. Well done!🙌🏽 2mo
charl08 Nice 😍📸 2mo
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sharread 🎃🎃🎃 2mo
marleed Ohhh, you need that dress. And oh and ding ding ding. We have a winner - this pic! 2mo
Reggie Lol, great pic! 2mo
Linsy Love your book face! 2mo
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If you ask me to describe Sally Rooney‘s novels, I‘d say they are Jane Austen for the modern age. The central plot is will they won‘t they (this time with two couples) and it‘s supported by challenging characters, and deft, insightful writing. I‘m here for it.

kspenmoll Thank you for your review. I have yet to read her books. Your perspective will help I am sure when I get to reading her work. Sweet kitty😻 (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB Very good review! 2mo
Suet624 Great comparison. 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Added because of your wonderful review! 🙂 2mo
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My bedside table is officially out of control!

robinb I have a spare ROOM that looks similar! 🙄😳😂 2mo
Lindy Looks like mine! 😂 2mo
Ncostell I totally get this! 2mo
kspenmoll Yup!!! 2mo
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Sorry it took me so long to pick! I may have a few too many choices. Here are five possible reads for #lmpbc #round13 #groupx

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I haven't read any of these, that all sound good to me. 2mo
sharread The Echo Wife is good, I enjoyed it. 😄 2mo
ShelleyBooksie I've read son of a trickster. Death by Dumpling and The Boatman's Daughter both sound great! 2mo
BeeMagical I am down for any of these as well! 2mo
BookishTrish I‘ll start the Dumpling one and see how it goes 1mo
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Obie Is Man Enough | Schuyler Bailar
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Sheltering under this gorgeous tree, watching a soccer practice in the rain, and thoroughly into this middle grade read.

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Up next #coverlove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover!! 2mo
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Billy Summers | Stephen King
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A hired assassin takes one last job. It doesn‘t go as planned. This one was as much a love letter to becoming a writer as it was a tale about an outlaw.

mandarchy This picture makes me a little homesick for my old cedar tree. 2mo
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Smithy | Amanda Desiree
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A young group of researchers move into a crumbling estate with Webster - aka Smithy - a young chimp they‘re planning to teach ASL. Is Smithy getting more aggressive as he gets older or is the estate haunted? Told through diary entries, letters and transcriptions of found footage, this character driven novel is a wonderful slow burner.

LA_Mead Sounds really cool! 2mo
kplovesbooks Ooooh. Sounds super creepy and cool!! 2mo
babyruth2510 Monkeys scare the crap out of me but this book sounds interesting. 2mo
batsy This sounds so wonderfully disturbing. 2mo
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What a delightful way to start the day @StayCurious Thank you so much for going the extra mile for me! #vinforthewin #poutinepenpals Very keen to curl up with some coffee and chocolate and one of these books - both of which I‘m very very keen to read.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Haha, you must have been thankful for Vin Diesel! Love it. 🧡📚🍁🦃 2mo
StayCurious @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego She was indeed thankful for Vin:) I pay attention haha 2mo
StayCurious Did I forget to send the bookmark in your package? It was in a little box...Let me know haha 2mo
BookishTrish @StayCurious it was totally there! It glared in the photo so I posted the pic of it in the box! It‘s lovely thank you! 2mo
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Smithy | Amanda Desiree
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Happily reading in a sunbeam listening to the new Kedr Livanskiy album #bliss

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Smithy | Amanda Desiree
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While Earl Grey lays claim to my cross stitch pattern, I *guess* I‘ll have to read this fun haunted house thriller. It‘s like Paranormal Activity meets Koko - but with a group of researchers and a chimp.

sharread Beautiful kitty. 2mo
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Today brought the drama #audiowalk

BkClubCare Great pic! 2mo
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Finding Gratitude | Compendium
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It‘s heeeeeeeeeeere #poutinepenpals @StayCurious

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay!! 🧡📚🦃 2mo
StayCurious Oh good! I‘m glad it arrived safely:) 2mo
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Now that is timing! #libby

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Slow Fire Burning | Paula Hawkins
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This mystery really tugged on my heartstrings. I felt so much compassion for Irene, Carla, Angela, and especially Laura and Miriam.

Bklover Looks like a bird! 2mo
BookishTrish @bklover Exactly what I thought! 2mo
BiblioLitten I love pictures of clouds! 😍 2mo
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