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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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Memphis by Tara M Stringfellow
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Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Anthony Horowitz is very good at his job. He threw out some excellent red herrings and I was left guessing until the very end. Highly recommended.

kspenmoll Enjoyed this book! 4w
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Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Had to stop for 10 minutes for a sing along with Tay Tay #swiftieswhoread

Branwen 😂🤣👏 1mo
zezeki 😂😂 Lately I've been listening to tolerate it on reapeat and just thinking how I should reread Rebecca. 1mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 4w
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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A rare book: a realistic yet funny will they won‘t they romance about a couple whose been married for a long time. Lots of focus on mental health and motherhood. Think Sally Rooney by way of This is 40. I really loved it.

TheKidUpstairs This is on my "to buy" list for Independent Bookstore Day this weekend! 1mo
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I like novels like Homecoming that jump around in voice and time to form a coherent polyphonic picture. This was like that but with less of a sense of how the jumps were connected until the (hurried) ending. I was very much here for the horror and folklore. Any time there‘s a two headed cobra, count me in! This is five for me from the #womensprize longlist; so far they‘ve all had something special about them.

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A sweet story about families made and found set in the 1970s on Vancouver Island.

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Remote Sympathy | Catherine Chidgey
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Fourth of my Women‘s Prize longlist reads. I usually get engrossed in long WWII narratives and this was no different. The story of an unlikely friendship with a prisoner at Buchenwald and a German officer‘s wife. Told from the POV of the prisoner, the husband, the wife, and a chorus of bystanders.

Hooked_on_books Your bowl looks delicious! 1mo
LeahBergen Are those beets? Yum! 1mo
BookishTrish @LeahBergen beets and sweet potato and tofu 1mo
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I can‘t remember the last time a book I‘ve enjoyed this much took me so long to read (5 weeks). Defne is a Turkish Cypriot in love with Kostas, a Greek Cypriot, in the 1970s. Much sadness ensues. Some chapters are narrated by a fig tree - which I found twee at first. It all made sense by the end.

Mel Just finished this one today too! Loved it! 1mo
charl08 "Much sadness ensues" is a good summary. 1mo
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OCDaniel | Wesley King
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I haven‘t been reading much at all lately, but really enjoyed this audiobook. It‘s a middle grade mystery with a main character inspired by the author‘s experience living with OCD.

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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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Alllllrighty then #readersgonerogue what do you think of these picks? Any catch your fancy?

melissajayne I loved Lady from the Black Lagoon 2mo
5feet.of.fury Lady from the Black Lagoon was so good! 2mo
DavidDiamond @melissajayne @5feet.of.fury The author of Lady has a podcast she co-hosts called Reading Glasses…I‘ve discovered a lot of great books and authors thanks to them. (edited) 2mo
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Andrea4 What could be saved is definitely my top choice! 2mo
FantasyChick What Could Be Saved sounds decent. I'm also on team How to Catch a Queen❤️‍🔥 And I'm curious about State of Terror.....I could go for almost anything! Lol 2mo
Andrea4 Would also read how to catch a queen...give romance a second shot lol 2mo
BookishTrish The queen it is! My brain is mush and romance is fun to read! Thanks @andrea4 @FantasyChick 2mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish totally get it! @FantasyChick when do we get to vote on your picks? 2mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 I have a list up a little bit ago. I thought I tagged you in it. I'll check! 2mo
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Eight year old me would have been in heaven. This adventure sees two besties solve a mystery with the help of etymology, code breaking, and a hint of magic. Good fun.

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Fighting Words | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Absolutisme riveting middle grade novel about the aftermath of abuse and the path to healing.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Excellent staycation reread

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Creatures of Passage | Morowa Yejide
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Dreamy. Expansive. Digressive. Mythic. These are just some of the words I‘d use to describe this fascinating novel. Amber predicts her son Dash‘s death and his great aunt sets about making sure the prediction doesn‘t come to pass. Think Stephen King by way of Toni Morrison.

Addison_Reads I loved this one. Your review is perfect! 💚 2mo
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This shortish novel started with such promise: a group of friends and acquaintances decamp to a country estate to wait out COVID. People were hooking up, old jealousies resurfaced, I enjoyed it - even if the characters were Unlikeable. By the end I didn‘t care at all - it was a slog to get through.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2mo
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Road of Bones | Christopher Golden
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This book had a lot going for it: set in Siberia, atmosphere, mad cover love. I liked Teig and Prentiss‘ friendship and Teig‘s sad backstory. Ludmilla fell flat for me and my interest in the horror waxed and waned. Plus I though the language barrier between characters set up in the first half was too easily resolved in the second.

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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It‘s a rare treat to read a whole book in a single day. Though sometimes ridiculous, I was riveted by the twists and turns about an assistant-and-would-be-writer and the famous writer she assists. Loved the Moroccan backdrop as well. Good fun.

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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Accidentally ordered three books this week. All the titles start with question words. This pleases me greatly. Up first.

RaeLovesToRead "Accidentally" ?? 2mo
Sharpeipup You need a what & why…time to buy more books! 2mo
BookishTrish @Sharpeipup Totally! Recommendations welcome! 2mo
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Ghost | Jason Reynolds
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Excellently narrated story of a traumatized boy who learns to run to instead of running from.

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Gilda is a lesbian atheist with anxiety. So naturally when she reaches out to a local church for support she ends up with a job?!? If you‘re into the premise (I was) you‘ll be into the book. I related uncomfortably hard at times. #rhinosforever

jlhammar Such a great book! 2mo
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New from Here | Kelly Yang
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I love how “consistently courageous “ Yang‘s novels always are. This one is no exception. Three sibs who were raised in Hong Kong leave for America at the beginning of the pandemic. They leave their father behind. This bighearted novel deals with families apart, sibling relationships, navigating uncertainty, ADHD, and anti-Asian hate. But most of all love.

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The Writer's Cats | Muriel Barbery
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A delightful adult picture books celebrating the intelligence and sly utility of cats. It‘s delightful. Earl approves.

RaeLovesToRead Oh, Earl, you are such a beauty! 😍 3mo
AlaMich Earl looks, shall we say, gobsmacked by something? 😂 3mo
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Violets Are Blue | Barbara Dee
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A beautiful novel about how a young artist is made.

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Run Towards the Danger | Sarah Polley
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I told myself I‘d read one essay a day for six days and read six a day for one day. Polley writes thoughtfully about motherhood, childbirth, child actors, sexual assault, living with a brain injury. She has a keen eye for self-observation and doesn‘t shy away from complexity.

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I wanted to know what was going on until about headway through when I was very nope about the whole thing. It did feel uncomfortable that this particular story was told by a man. (I also really hope Ariel says obrigada instead of obrigado in the final version.) #netgalley

wanderinglynn Such floofy cuteness! ❤️🐱 3mo
Susanita For this review I say obrigada 🙏 3mo
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Forever Birchwood: A Novel | Danielle Daniel
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Every group of friends needs a place to belong and for Wolf and her friends that place is their tree fort in Birchwood. It‘s Wolf‘s favourite place on earth and one that allows her to feel connected to her ancestors. When Birchwood is in danger, the friends devise a plan to save their favourite place.

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The Lost Language | Claudia Mills
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Earl and I made light work of this middle grade novel in verse today. Betsy and Lizard are BFFs since forever. Only Betsy suspects Lizard isn‘t always good for her and Betsy‘s mother - a linguist interested in endangered languages- thinks Betsy needs to spend time away from Lizard to bloom. The girls pick an endangered language at random and set to work saving it. A beautiful look at the things we say, the things we don‘t, and the affect both have

LeeRHarry Ooh I like me a MG in verse - stacked! 3mo
LeahBergen 😘 to Earl! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead So handsome! 😻💕 3mo
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Bloom | Kenneth Oppel
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A fun middle grade eco-horror that takes place right here in BC. I lost a smidge of enthusiasm when I realized late last night it was going to end on a cliffhanger.

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Beautiful cover. Great idea. Depressing as hell. Not sure it went anywhere in the end.

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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Earl and I tore through this story of an ex-wife and the clone her partner left her for. I could listen to Xe Sands read all day long.

RaeLovesToRead Earl!!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 I am a huge fan of Earl's handsome floofs 💕💕 3mo
BookishTrish @RaeLovesToRead Earl approves of your taste in floofs 😻 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Floofy Chonker ❤️😍 3mo
LeahBergen Oh, Earl! 💗💗 3mo
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Four Kate DiCamillo novels in a weekend! Prepping for our interview on March 3rd requires all the snacks.

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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up | Kate DiCamillo
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Silly, heartfelt first fiction about a would be cowboy and his horse.

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The Beatryce Prophecy | Kate DiCamillo
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DiCamillo really has the intersection of classic fairy tale and Brene Brown all sewn up. #audiostitching

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Free Love: A Novel | Tessa Hadley
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Phyllis is our Mme Bovary / Anna Karenina / Edna Pontellier in 1960s England. She chucks her marriage to a Foreign Officer for a romance with someone young enough to be her son. No ‘punishing suïcide‘ but the ending still broke me quietly.

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Himawari House | Harmony Becker
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Nao was born in Japan and raised in the US. She takes a gap year in Japan and bonds with the other residents of Himawari House. A sweet look at life between two cultures and early adult friendships. Much less intense and dramatic than my own gap year experiences, but still a fun read.

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Free Love: A Novel | Tessa Hadley
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Lofty plans

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Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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Nothing happened. I couldn‘t put it down.

RebL That blurb! 4mo
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Astra: A Novel | Cedar Bowers
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13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl meets The Glass Castle ish. Each story in this novel gives different insight into who Astra is from the POV of significant people in her life. A super quick and emotional read. As a daughter who had a conflicted relationship with her father, it got me right there.

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City of Ghosts | Ben Creed
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It‘s 💯 like this book was written for me: a murder mystery set in the Stalinist Soviet Union that leans heavily on the history of the Siege of Leningrad and music history. I was so there for all of it. And many of the grim details were based in fact. Will re-read.

Bklover You‘ve made me want to read this now!! Stacked! 4mo
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This graphic novel tackles very heavy subject matter with more lightness than it warrants. I‘d recommend it to fans of Alan Gratz‘s Refugee looking for a fast paced survival story set against a historical background.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 🌞 4mo
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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen | Debbi Michiko Florence
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Really enjoyed this charming first fiction novel. Jasmine is a gem - she reminds me of my middle child - she knows her own mind and is determined to help the men in her family point mochi.

Palimpsest That‘s beautiful! 4mo
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Letters from Cuba | Ruth Behar
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Earl and I very much enjoyed this big hearted historical novel about a young Polish girl starting a new life in Cuba in the 1930s.

Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛ 4mo
LeahBergen Earl‘s sensitive as well as handsome. 😄 4mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 4mo
ShelleyBooksie That name fits him purrfectly - Earl :) 4mo
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane | Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline
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Reread this old family favourite today. It holds up well. All the feels.

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The Ventriloquists | E.R. Ramzipoor
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane | Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline
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Up next…

LeahBergen And it‘s a good one! 4mo
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I reread this old favourite and now I want soup.

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The Ventriloquists | E.R. Ramzipoor
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What in the sweet holy hell is wrong with my copy of this book? Have you ever seen anything like it?

Ddzmini 😲 4mo
Simona No! 4mo
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DrexEdit Whoa! Just when you think you've seen all the printer mistakes you could ever see... 4mo
DrexEdit I can't even figure out how this was done! If the press pulled two sheets then when the book went to trimming, the text on the page would be wrongly fitted. I wonder if there is a similar page like this roughly the same number of pages from the back of the book? 4mo
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The Ventriloquists | E.R. Ramzipoor
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I browsed bookstores downtown today for the first time in years. It was heavenly and I got caught up and bought the tagged book and a new bookmark (though I needed neither strictly speaking)

BookNAround That bookmark is precious! 4mo
Sleepswithbooks So cute 🐻 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence Yay! So excited for you that you got to do that! 4mo
DinoMom That must have been lovely. That book mark is so stinking cute! 4mo
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A fun fast YA comic: dystopia, drama, a little romance.

LeahBergen Earl, you are such a hunk. 4mo
BookishTrish @LeahBergen Earl commends your taste in felines 4mo
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I wanted a light, quick rom com for a crazy busy week. It kind of delivered? I wanted it to follow a more conventional storyline than it did. The character development in the last quarter seemed to come out of nowhere to me.

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My reading buddy is a hide and seek champion

DinoMom Mom, if I can‘t see you then you can‘t see me 🥰🥰🥰 4mo
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