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Brenda

Brenda

Joined May 2016

I ❤️reading,cooking,animals,and spending time outdoors,preferably by the pool 🤓📚 Whitby,Ont 🇨🇦
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Last Words | George Carlin
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Carlin would have a field day with the state of the world today. 😲 Narrated by George's brother, it felt like hearing George himself tell his story. I knew much of Carlin's history, but he lived even harder than I expected.

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I enjoyed this immensely. I've always been a huge Letterman fan, and this book was just what I needed right now. 😊

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The Other Mrs | Mary Kubica
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Mehso-so

Plenty of twists in this book, but overall it was a near DNF for me. Too predictable, and at times I was bored.

janeycanuck Someone in my bookclub gave this one star based on the ending... I‘m so intrigued now!! 2y
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Elizabeth Strout does not disappoint. I'm a huge fan! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

AmyG Me too! Loved this book. 2y
BittersweetBooks Sooooo good! 😭 2y
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Woman on the Edge | Samantha M. Bailey
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I'm giving it a pick, even though I had some issues. I think it would have been better to read it. I wasn't fond of the narration.

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The Wives: A Novel | Tarryn Fisher
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The Wives was a fast paced domestic thriller, with a few twists I didn't see coming. I enjoyed it. 🤓

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Loving this book so much! I bought it a while ago but hadn't gotten to it yet. That TBR pile is huge 😁 I'd forgotten that I had the audiobook on hold at the library.When it came in, I gave a quick listen and was hooked. Narrator is Tom Hanks! Does anyone else like to have print and audiobooks at the same time? I love the versatility of the audio for bedtime and when I'm on the move,so I don't have to take breaks from a great story 🤓📚

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
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Mehso-so

I found most of the book enjoyable enough to listen to,but it wasn't the gripping page turner I was hoping for.

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I'm really enjoying this audiobook so far. Love the narrator 🎧📚

Bookboss I am looking for a new audiobook! 3y
Brenda @Bookboss I love audiobooks. It took me forever to get into them,but I'm a huge fan now. 3y
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Heaven, My Home | Attica Locke
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Excellent! I'm looking forward to more in this series 🤓📚

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Mehso-so

I didn't know what to expect with this one. I checked it out of the library after seeing it everywhere. Unfortunately,I found it too Lifetime Movie-ish. It just wasn't my thing.

auntie_jenn love the Lifetime movie analogy 👍🏻 3y
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Excellent book! " The paradox of modern life is this: we have never been more connected, and we have never been more alone." ?

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The Whistler | John Grisham
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I seem to be spending a lot of time with audiobooks lately. My library has a great selection! Enjoying this one , but looking forward to curling up with books from my TBR pile soon. 🤓

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Mehso-so

Boy,I struggled with this one. I absolutely feel for anyone living in poverty and raising children alone, but something about this author just rubbed me the wrong way. I wanted to be sympathetic but some of her life choices made it difficult.

goodbyefrancie I felt the same way. A little too "feel sorry for me", not sure exactly what it was. 3y
Brenda @goodbyefrancie I'm not exactly sure either, but if I had to pick one stand out moment where she really lost me,it was the diamond ring. 3y
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All Things Consoled | Elizabeth Hay
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I loved this memoir. The story of family,complicated relationships,and the way our roles change from child to adult, caring for aging parents as their health declines physically and mentally.

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Someone We Know | Shari Lapena
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Wow,this is off to a great start. Another great first read from my library 🤓📚

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My hold just came in. Excited to start this 🙂

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I hadn‘t planned on reading this,but it was available at my library so I grabbed it. I‘m so glad I did. I really enjoyed it. 🤓

marleed Me too. I just finished it. It gives me TJR Evelyn Hugo vibes and I loved Evelyn! 3y
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The One | John Marrs
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A few more for my TBR pile. Hoping for some pool days soon. 🤓

CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! 3y
Brenda @CoffeeNBooks Thanks! I think he‘s pretty handsome. I‘ve got his brother too,and that one is my pretty boy. 😻 3y
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A few pics of my house and street,and the path to the park where we walk our dog. #Litsyneighborhood @MrBook

Kaye Sure looks good to see all the green grass and leaves after such a long winter. 3y
Brenda @Kaye Yes,I love all the green and the flowers this time of year. I‘m ready for summer! 3y
MrBook Wow! Wonderful!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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I‘m pretty sure this was my first Lisa Gardner,but it definitely won‘t be my last. Lots of twists and turns kept me on my toes. This was just an ‘extra‘ audiobook,which I normally listen to just at night as I‘m falling asleep,but I couldn‘t wait to get back to it this morning.

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Lost Man | Jane Harper
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I enjoyed this more than her last book I‘m anxious to read more from Jane. 🎧📚

Reagan I also liked this one more than Force of Nature. 3y
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Another library grab. I haven‘t watched the show for years, but I‘m always up for a gossipy behind the scenes story. 🎧📚

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I was lucky enough to snag this when it arrived at my library. I‘m loving it so far! 🎧📚💕

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Hoping this one is a real thriller!

Slajaunie I enjoyed it. 3y
Brenda @Slajaunie Good to hear. It‘s off to a great start,so I think I‘ll enjoy it too. 3y
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I started listening to this last night and don‘t want to put it down. The story of the historic Chateau Marmont is perfect if you‘re a fan of old Hollywood. 🎧📚

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I‘m hearing great things about this book. I‘m excited to get into it! 🤓

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All the Wrong Places | Joy Fielding
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Mehso-so

I normally love Joy‘s books but this one fell a little flat for me. I was disappointed with the lack of suspense. It was more chick lit than thriller for me.

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Every Fifteen Minutes | Lisa Scottoline
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Now playing 🎧📚

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The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Current audiobook 🎧📚

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Life has gotten in the way of my reading lately. 😒 I‘m hoping this book gets me out of the slump and lives up to the hype 🤓

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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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I checked this out from the library without knowing what it was about. It‘s turning out to be quite interesting to listen to.

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Run Away | Harlan Coben
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Book shopping haul 🤓📚

Andrew65 Harlan Coben 😍 3y
Monica5 Can't wait to read this 😍 3y
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The Perfect Girlfriend | Karen Hamilton
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A hot cup of tea and a new book. The perfect way to warm up after a frigid outing to Costco. 📚☕️

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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This was worth putting my book down for. Sting,and the cast of his musical The Last Ship came to Oshawa to support GM workers who are losing their jobs with the plant closing. What an incredible show of support for our community. 💕🇨🇦 #happyValentinesDay

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds amazing! 3y
Brenda @BarbaraTheBibliophage It really was something special! 3y
Jaimelire What a wonderful thing to do. 3y
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I love when I have the book and I can get the audiobook from the library too. 📚🎧 #currentread

MelissaSue81 What is that audiobook player? 3y
Brenda @MelissaSue81 It‘s an iPod nano. We‘ve had it for a while so not sure if you can still get them. I love it because it‘s so small,and it clips to my shirt. 3y
MelissaSue81 @Brenda - oh yeah, I remember those. I don‘t think I knew you could put audio books on them. 3y
Brenda @MelissaSue81 There is an audiobook folder,but if you transfer direct from the library they go into music. I load them to iTunes and edit the format. 3y
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Romance has never been my preferred genre but this was available at my library, so I‘m giving it a go. So far I‘m pleasantly surprised how delightful it is. Love the narration ! 🎧📚

MrBook Wondering if this will work as a book club selection. Do tell when done, please! 😁 4y
Brenda @MrBook I‘m not done yet,but I can definitely see it as a book club selection. I think most will find it an enjoyable read,and there are plenty of good points of discussion to explore 🤓 4y
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I grabbed this from the library,not realizing it‘s the second book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series. It‘s better than Accused, without the over the top narration. An easy listen while doing chores. 🎧📚

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Accused | Lisa Scottoline
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Mehso-so

Perhaps the book is better. The story itself was fine,but I would be happy to have heard far less about Mary‘s family. The narration, especially the overly loud impressions of the family members ,was so over the top it bordered on ridiculous. 🙄

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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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I love this cover. I hope the book is good too 😁

mrozzz 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 4y
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I really enjoyed this. It‘s a quick read, wickedly entertaining. 🤓

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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So good! A really powerful debut.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Fascinating book about books and libraries told alongside the story of the LA Library fire of 1986.

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Tony's Wife | Adriana Trigiani
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Sipping Bailey‘s Salted Caramel while listening to Tony‘s Wife. 🎧🎄

britt_brooke Sounds yummy! #cheers 4y
Brenda @britt_brooke It is super yummy! 😋 4y
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Pandemic | Robin Cook
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I somehow managed to break my ankle the other day,and haven‘t been able to get comfortable to focus on reading,so I snagged this from the library. Not as great as I remember Robin Cook‘s earlier books,but still pretty decent. 🎧📚🤓

MicheleinPhilly Oh no! There‘s something in the water! @valeriegeary Take it easy! 4y
Brenda @MicheleinPhilly Thanks! 😊 Somebody else told me they‘ve heard of a few friends with similar injuries recently. WTH!! 😂 4y
MicheleinPhilly My wife broke her ankle 2 years ago this time last year. That was fun. 😕 4y
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Brenda @MicheleinPhilly It‘s a terrible time to have it happen with the holidays and treacherous walking in snow. 😒 4y
RaimeyGallant That's awful. Heal soon! 4y
Brenda @RaimeyGallant Thanks! 😊 4y
Monica5 Hope it gets better soon 😒 4y
JennyM Sending you good wishes for a speedy recovery 4y
Slajaunie I just read a cartoon on Litsy where the character breaks her ankle and is happy because she is laid up and can read all the time. I‘ve never broken anything so I can‘t judge. Hope you feel better soon! 📖📚 4y
Brenda @Slajaunie I won‘t lie. That did cross my mind. The break is annoying,but I‘m guilt free if I just want to lay about for a while 😂 4y
Slajaunie 😂 4y
valeriegeary Crutch buddies? 😄 4y
Brenda @valeriegeary I‘ve got an air cast. I‘m not good on crutches so I‘m opting for a cane 😖 4y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Hanging out by the tree,listening to Michelle. 🎄🎧📚

intothehallofbooks Sounds wonderful!! Your tree is beautiful!🎄 4y
Brenda @intothehallofbooks Thank you ☺️ 4y
Hollie Perfect! 4y
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Recommended by a friend,this looks interesting. I‘m a fan of quirky characters,so I‘m looking forward to reading it. 🤓📚

JanuarieTimewalker13 The British cover is so much nicer, title is The Hoarder there! 4y
Brenda @JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve seen that cover and it is nice! 🤓 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m always on a book buying ban and I always fail. Lol. I want that book! Enjoy the book!! 4y
Brenda @JanuarieTimewalker13 I just bought a few other books,but this one is from the library. I‘m hoping to start it later today. 🤓 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ha! That‘s what happens, library reads trump the purchased books!! Looking forward to your review! I‘ll have to search American title to see if my library has it! 4y
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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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This was enjoyable enough to listen to,but it was pretty light on content for me. Some sweet stories of Reese‘s upbringing , but not a lot I could relate to as I‘m nowhere near a girly girl 👧I chuckled when she said she can do a ‘quick‘ makeup in 20 minutes. 😂

RavenLovelyReads 20 minutes is quick?!? 😂😂😂 4y
Brenda @RavenLovelyReads Not to me 😂 4y
RavenLovelyReads @Brenda That‘s an hour and 40 minutes per work week....I‘d rather read for an extra 20 minutes in the morning 🤓 (edited) 4y
Brenda @RavenLovelyReads Me too! 🤓 4y
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The Winters | Lisa Gabriele
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Finally had time to curl up with my pup to finish this. Based on the classic Rebecca,it‘s a quick read,with characters that keep you guessing til the end. 🤓