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CouronneDhiver

CouronneDhiver

Joined November 2016

🧡 Best Book Ever: “Ragged Company” by Richard Wagamese 🧡
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Mehso-so

Funny and, admittedly, useful.

... except I‘d seen her TEDTalk in advance and it covers most of the material.

⭐️⭐️💫

UwannaPublishme I may have to read this! 😆 1mo
BiblioLitten 🧡 4d
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This is my next #Kobo app pick: a historical fiction about the Chernobyl disaster. Sounds fascinating!

#Russia #Ukraine

kspenmoll Looks like a good one! The show was great! 1mo
Librarybelle Oh...I‘m stacking this one! 1mo
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kspenmoll Her writing is so sensuous! Great quote.❤️❤️ (edited) 1mo
Librarybelle I agree with @kspenmoll ...Willig‘s writing is remarkable! 1mo
Allylu So, I finally finished it this morning. I have a question, and hopefully I‘m not being stupid. Here it is. Do you think Charles did rescue Jenny and stash her somewhere so that Mary Ann thought she was dead and they could escape to France? Am I being obtuse or was that obvious to everyone else? It‘s what I want to believe. 4w
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Waking Lions | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
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Yes! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

It took me months to finish this dense and complex story. I loved the intense moral dilemmas, the exploration of ‘other‘ (context: refugee crisis) and the dynamic between the central characters.

Prize worthy, indeed.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#TranslatedFiction #Israel #Hebrew
#Thriller #Contemporary

#BookRiotTBR

Melissa_J I have about 100 pages to go and I‘m struggling with this one. 1mo
CouronneDhiver It took me awhile to find my pace with it too, but I blew through the last quarter pretty quickly. @Melissa_J 1mo
Melissa_J Does the last quarter move pretty quickly then? I‘m waiting for something to actually happen 😂 1mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! Sounds like you might be bailing on this one. It doesn‘t get really crazy, but I did appreciate the ending... felt like Eitan and Sikrit both gained valuable perspective on the other. @Melissa_J 1mo
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Waking Lions | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
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Waking Lions | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
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🦁 Waking Lions

🦁 Pow wow and Niagara Falls

🦁 Maple walnut... but I‘m a once-a-year ice creamer. Not keen on desserts.

🦁 French horn

#FriyayIntro

xxjenadanxx I'm super jealous of your weekend plans, they sound fantastic! 1mo
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Hello Friends | Ken O'Neill
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Just a quick note to say “Hello” and “I miss you”

It‘s been a whirlwind of a couple weeks: an engagement, a death, a hospitalization, a neighbourhood disaster, a promotion, a relationship bumpy patch, a new friendship. So, so, so crazy!

I‘ve officially been the worst #BuddyRead host EVER (Sorry #LiteraryCrew 😘 I love you girls).

I‘ll be back super soon. Really hoping to get caught up today. 🤞🏽

Librarybelle Take your time! Life happens. Good to hear from you! ❤️ 2mo
TheBookHippie Goodness!!! Isn‘t that life?!? Take care of you ❤️ seems it all comes at once sometimes!!!!! So good to see you ! (edited) 2mo
Avanders ... i think: I‘m sorry and congratulations, but most of all, take care of yourself!! ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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BlameJennyJane Hi! 🤗 2mo
Tamra Life is a crazy ride! 2mo
Bklover Take care of yourself! I understand completely- life gets in the way sometimes. ❤️❤️ 2mo
Sarah83 Hope it calms down pretty soon 💖 2mo
julesG Good to see you! 😘 2mo
Redwritinghood Hope things calm down soon! Sounds like you‘re having a really stressful time. 2mo
Trashcanman O hope life gets kinder, you are missed. 2mo
Blaire Sounds like a lot! Thanks for checking in, and look forward to seeing you back. 2mo
cobwebmoth Hope things settle down for you soon.❤ 2mo
CarolynM Sounds like you've had very bumpy few weeks. Hope things get back on an even keel soon. Take care of yourself.💕 2mo
Reggie Hope everything turns out ok! Take care!! 2mo
JoScho Sending love and hoping things settle soon 💕 2mo
Mimi28 Sorry I‘m just seeing this. I haven‘t been on here much. I hope things get better. There is always a rainbow 🌈 after the storm 🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️ 1mo
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Truth! I miss my books and Littens... such a strange month. 😘😘😘

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll 💕💕 2mo
Crazeedi It'll get better! Hang in there!!❤ sometimes life gets in the way! 2mo
QuietlyLaura Hugs! 💕💕💕 2mo
BiblioLitten I hear you! 💕 2mo
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sunrise #audiobook commute 🌤☔️

BookishTrish Lovely! 2mo
Megabooks Nice! 2mo
CarolynM Great photo! 2mo
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Y‘all ... Did I win a giveaway? Is this an ARC?

This book just came in the post from @PenguinRandomCa 🤩😎🤩

Three cheers for #BookMail

rretzler I recently received an ARC in the mail and I have no idea why! 2mo
mdhughes72 Emphasis on the RANDOM 2mo
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🎼🎪🎸

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Mehso-so

Well, it was our first #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead of a #ShortStory collection and ... I found it just a little too easy to put down.

I did enjoy the ‘sample‘ of several authors‘ styles to consider for future TBR lists though.

⭐️⭐️

#FallOPFiction

Librarybelle I‘m still reading through it. I agree - nice samples for future authors for the group! 3mo
Melissa_J I think I‘ve just given up on it. Short stories that aren‘t connected in some way just aren‘t my thing. 3mo
CouronneDhiver Onward and upward @Melissa_J 😂 3mo
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It has been the BUSIEST couple weeks ... this is the longest time I‘ve ever spent away from Litsy since I joined a few years ago. 😱

So happy to be snuggled into new sheets with a book from my long-standing TBR.

tracey38 Looks so cozy! 3mo
BiblioLitten Oh me too! And I would think of Litsy everyday!! 🤦🏻‍♀️💜 2mo
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🔸 Shotgun Lovesongs

🔸 Crunchy

🔸 Both? With a nap through the middle of the day. Lol

🔸 A vacation. Without a doubt.

🔸 4th? I had a great teacher: Mr Sinopoli

#FriYayIntro

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My very indoor lady exploring the great outdoors... Lol 😎

#Stella #CatsOfLitsy

JanuarieTimewalker13 Stella is so very beautiful!🐾❤️ 3mo
esurient Oooh, her eyes! 3mo
kellyann28 Her eyes are huge! lol 3mo
Tamra 💜 3mo
QuietlyLaura Aww! Stella is so precious! 😻❤️ 3mo
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Summer reading ☀️📖

#FallOPFiction #BuddyRead

Librarybelle I still have a bit to read with this one 3mo
CouronneDhiver Not nearly as successful as our novel buddy reads, huh? My bad! 🤷🏽‍♀️ @Librarybelle 3mo
Librarybelle I think it‘s more that I got swamped again with work stuff, and because they‘re short stories, the book was easier to put down than other books. I didn‘t even finish the books I had to read for library discussions! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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One of my favourite French phrases ... a bit like “Good grief!” in English

I promise I‘m catching up... it‘s been a super weird couple weeks in life and reading!

#FallOPFiction

Crazeedi I must remember to use this! 🙂 3mo
Librarybelle I need to catch up too! 3mo
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That Summer: A Novel | Lauren Willig
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Picked up a couple #library #holds 😍😍😍

booksaremyfavorite I also just picked up The Summer Country. 3mo
Librarybelle Yay! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Crazeedi Waiting for summer country! 3mo
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🔶 New job! Starts in 3 weeks

🔶 Just one? I love a good Caribbean cruise

🔶 Apple pie

🔶 Baseball game tonight & theatre show with Grandpa tomorrow

Alright, friends, let‘s see your answers! TGIF

#FriyayIntro

Libby1 Yippee! Congratulations on the new job. What will you be doing? 3mo
Megabooks Awesome! New job! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
TrishB Great news on the new job 👍🏻 3mo
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La_Cori Yeah!!! Congrats on the new job 👍 3mo
MartinaLove Congratulations on the new job! 3mo
CouronneDhiver Thank you! Accounting and admin for a home health care company. I‘ve been working there in another capacity for about 5 years, but finally got the opportunity to do something else 🙂 @Libby1 3mo
CouronneDhiver Thanks friends! I‘m optimistic 😃 @Megabooks @TrishB @La_Cori @MartinaLove 3mo
Crazeedi Congrats on your new position! Have a great weekend!💕 3mo
Izai.Amorim Congratulations 👍 3mo
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The Pink Suit: A Novel | Nicole Kelby
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Next up. Super curious!

#HistoricalFiction #Audiobook

Birdsong28 It's a good read! Enjoy! 📚📖 3mo
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All These Beautiful Strangers | Elizabeth Klehfoth
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Bailedbailed

I‘m thinking YA just isn‘t my jam... I give one a try every so often, but it rarely ends well.

Bailed around 20%

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kspenmoll This is a nice collection of period short stories! 3mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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All These Beautiful Strangers | Elizabeth Klehfoth
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#Audiocommuting and contemplating life.

I‘m anxious for a career change that‘ll bring more balance into my world... but trying to focus on gratitude and mindfulness in the meanwhile.

Happy Monday, friends!

Freespirit Good thoughts! 3mo
BiblioLitten 😊 You were right about the same mind space. I miss you too😘💕 3mo
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Upcoming #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead with the newest Willig release.

🌺 Starts July 28

🌺 Read at your own pace or follow the schedule

🌺 Blurb, Quote and Review as you go. Tag your hostesses

🌺 All welcome

Who‘s in? 🙋🏽‍♀️

Librarybelle @Melissa_J and @kspenmoll ...are you still able to join us? We also have @catebutler and @Crazeedi joining us this time! 3mo
catebutler So looking forward to this! 🤗 3mo
MellieAntoinette You read my mind! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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lele1432 Oooh sounds fun! 🙋🏽‍♀️ 3mo
Melissa_J Oh, I‘m totally in on this one 😊 3mo
Crazeedi Yay! Cant wait!! 3mo
Allylu What a lovely book. I received it in the mail this week. I‘m in! I‘ve never done a #buddyread before, so let me know what to do! 3mo
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Waking Lions | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
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Fridaying!

Just soaking in a few quiet moments before my plans begin: two interviews, a repairman service call and baseball game.

What are you up to today?

Librarybelle I took the day off! I need to clean, but hope to catch snippets of time to read and hold cats. I need to catch up on #FallOPFiction . 3mo
CouronneDhiver Hold cats... it‘s all about priorities ❤️ Lol I‘m behind on our buddy read too... on the 3rd story. @Librarybelle 3mo
Crazeedi Are you the interviewer or the interviewee?? Have a great day!❤️ 3mo
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jchawkins Centering and introspection. Some writing. This weekend is full of socializing, so this introvert right here 👈 needs to charge up the social batteries. 😆 3mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m the hopeful candidate @Crazeedi 🤞🏽 3mo
CouronneDhiver Good plan! That‘s always nice ahead of a busy time. Enjoy 😘 @jchawkins 3mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I took the day off from work but I have a few little items to do. I see dog walks, a movie at home, some reading, and some laundry/cleaning in my future. 3mo
Tamra Good luck!! Love your bookmark. 3mo
BiblioLitten Good luck for the interview! 😊 3mo
CouronneDhiver Well, one of them was not a good match.... the other one seems like it‘s going well. They‘re planning to call back later today. @Tamra @BiblioLitten 3mo
Tamra @CouronneDhiver 👏🏾👏🏾 3mo
arubabookwoman I read this recently—how are you liking it? 3mo
CouronneDhiver Not bad! For months, i kept on picking it up and putting it back down within the first few pages. Started over today and I‘m already at Ch 5. @arubabookwoman 3mo
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Waking Lions | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
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Finally getting back to this book from my winter TBR.🙈 Mood reading is persnickety like that...

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The Amish Sweet Shop | Laura Bradford, Mary Ellis, Emma Miller
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This was recommended by a certain young reader in my world... its a delightful and sweet short story trio with strong, Christian morals.

Cute! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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🚎 Harrumph

🚎 Probably... I can recall a funny time, when I was young, mispronouncing the name of our hotel (Ramada) in front of all the extended family.

🚎 Antidisestablishmentarianism

🚎 Bumbershoot... if it‘s not a fake word, it sure sounds like one. Lol

Tag: @ljuliel @Jess861

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Great words! Thanks for playing! 💜 3mo
BiblioLitten I mispronounced Ramada the first time I spoke it too. 3mo
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Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Bailedbailed

Kinda creepy... the narrator sounds like an older guy and the text keeps describing these pretty teen girls in specific detail... and it‘s just not sitting right with me.

LibrarianJen hmmm that is a bit sketch. 3mo
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Librarybelle I love that quote! 3mo
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Next up: A #memoir written by a #Canadian

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A light read (listen) about a group of childhood friends who reconnect in their 40s and discover that none of their lives are as they‘d expected.

I‘d say it was much more relatable than profound, but still satisfying to see each of the three girls figure out ‘What‘s next?‘

... and the jerk character gets firmly put in his place. 😂

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Audiobook #Contemporary #ChickLit

Also, HAPPY CANADA DAY! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

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Shotgun Lovesongs | Nickolas Butler
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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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Tina, an underpaid 30-something assistant, makes an accidental expense report adjustment, which allows her to pay off her entire student loan. Before she knows it, she‘s at the forefront of a giant embezzlement scheme and .... a movement.

Fun and entertaining. A great summer vacation read.

#Contemporary #ChickLit

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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Hiding out in the back hallways of my office building to soak up those last few minutes of peace before the work weekend begins... ☕️

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🌱 I don‘t read, and have never finished any, book series

🌱 Ketchup

🌱 Emetophobia. Also not crazy about heights, creepy crawlies, superbug germs, etc.

🌱 2

#FriyayIntro

Susanita Ketchup is an abomination. 4mo
Megabooks Emetophobia is vomiting, right? I definitely don‘t enjoy that. 4mo
CouronneDhiver Yes. Its only happened to me once, but the entire concept gives me the creeps. 🙈 @Megabooks 4mo
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This story includes one of the assholiest husbands ever... curious to see how the author deals with him! 🤯😳

Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣 “assholiest”! New vocabulary word for me! I love it. 4mo
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Hi Friends!

It‘s been a crazy week: New niece, busy job, interviews, HVAC issues, hubby sick, etc.

I‘ve spent lots of time in the garden (silence!)

... but, also, with my #FallOPFiction #BuddyRead and ‘The Assistants‘ in print, and these two audio/ebooks.

How have you been doing? 😘😘

Amiable “Molokai” is really good —I read that with my IRL book club several years ago, and everyone enjoyed it. 4mo
Susannah What a teeny! Congratulations on the birth of your niece. 🎉 4mo
CouronneDhiver Thanks! I am super in love with her already. She‘s almost a month old but still super tiny - a little under 7 lbs @Susannah 4mo
BiblioLitten Anthem!! 😍 3mo
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Yes please! 😃😃😃

BlameJennyJane ❤️❤️❤️these!! 4mo
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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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About 40% along in this story...

... pretty fun, except I don‘t know how it makes me feel about my own 9-to-5 tomorrow. 🤨🙄

At least I have good candy. 🍭

LeahBergen Wine gums! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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Ha! I can relate. 🙅🏽‍♀️

violabrain Same! 4mo
cathysaid “Hell is other people.” I think that could be a great tattoo. 💪 4mo
BiblioLitten 😁 The reason I prefer walking to taking the public transport. 4mo
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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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Next!

About a 30-something whose embezzlement scam morphs into advocacy for overeducated and underpaid assistants in NYC.

I‘m hoping for a bit of a laugh. Let‘s see 🤞🏽

#Contemporary #ChickLit #AdultFiction

Reviewsbylola This is on my TBR. 4mo
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Middle America in the 1820s.

A trapper, mauled in a bear attack and left for dead by his companions, comes crawling back through the harsh wilderness for revenge.

Visceral, compelling, intrepid.

A recommendation for the #HusbandsOfLitsy

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#DudeLit #Western #Adventure
#Revenge #GreatOutdoors #Cowboys #Indians

B.Reader Watched the movie version almost entirely through my fingers. So hardcore! 4mo
CouronneDhiver I haven‘t seen the movie yet, but based on the book content, ‘hardcore‘ is definitely the right adjective. @B.Reader 4mo
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“There are none so deaf as those who will not hear.” ✊🏽

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Revenge!

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Poor bugger has all the luck! 😷

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Moral dilemma.

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Ever find weirdly simple words that don‘t seem familiar? 🙋🏽‍♀️

#Vocabulary #Dictionary