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CuriousG

CuriousG

Joined April 2016

Living books since the day I first filled my crib with them.
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Rubbish Pet Portraits by Hercule Van Wolfwinkle
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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein
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Practicing Patience | Jennifer Law
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Bookshelves painted and primed - just touchups and the inside of the murphy bed yet to paint. Now to wait 30 days for it to fully cure before I can fill these shelves. Patience is not something I have, so this is going to be a challenge! 🙃

Avanders Beautiful! 3d
julesG 🥳🥳🥳 Looks awesome! 3d
AnnR Lovely! 3d
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tpixie It has turned out great! I didn‘t know about the 30 day cure issue! 3d
CuriousG @tpixie it depends on the paint how long the cure time is. This participate one is 28 days so I'm rounding up to an even 30. I know of someone who paid a lot of money to get bookshelves done and didn't listen and only waited a few weeks, and now they are paying to have their new shelves refinished. 3d
CuriousG *particular* (darn autocorrect) 3d
CuriousG @Avanders @julesG @AnnR thank you! This has been the dream for 20 years and through several houses, so it's very exciting! 3d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3d
tpixie @CuriousG oh my! 3d
tpixie @CuriousG funny! I read it the way you intended! Particular! 3d
AnnCrystal 🎉👏🤩👍. 2d
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Moon of the Turning Leaves | Waubgeshig Rice
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Just finished this and must say I was not prepared. I was expecting an ending somewhat like in Moon of the Crusted Snow, however this one required some tissues. I wont give much away beyond saying it was both hopeful and also more emotional than I expected. Character development is still a little lighter than I usually want, however definitely more than the previous novel, and the story was beautifully crafted. A solid pick.

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Built-Ins Cabinets and Shelves | EDITORS OF FINE HOME
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Doesn't look like much was done, but actually accomplished a lot. What was just sitting roughed in, is actually nailed in now, backs are in the upper shelves, and crown molding is in place. Now to start on the custom trim for sides and facing. Then a whole lot of painting is in my future 🤦‍♀️

TheKidUpstairs Looking great! 1w
Smrloomis This is so beautiful 😍😍😍 1w
CuriousG @TheKidUpstairs @Smrloomis thanks! It is certainly a labour of love, and soon to be swearing during the painting phase. Lol 1w
bthegood looks great ! 1w
CuriousG @bthegood thank you! 1w
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Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-ins | Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking, Taunton Press
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@tpixie This has been the journey so far with the murphy bed/bookshelves. A lot of painting and trim work yet to go, but we'll on their way!

tpixie Amazing! Where did you get the “pattern” for the Murphy bed? 2w
CuriousG @tpixie we got the hardware and instructions kit for the bed from LeeValley. My father-in-law built it. Wallpaper came from Spoonflower. 2w
tpixie @CuriousG it‘s going to be so wonderful! Great teamwork! 2w
CuriousG @tpixie thanks! 2w
AnnCrystal How exciting 👏. Wonderful job 🙂👍. 2w
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Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-ins | Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking, Taunton Press
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Partway through the rough in of the floor to ceiling bookshelves around the custom murphy bed. I must admit this project, although expensive, is actually a lot of fun. Hoping by the winter break we can have all the backs in and shelves painted so I can start filling the shelves on my time off work. Was beginning to think this whole thing would never happen, but it's getting exciting!

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2w
tpixie Amazing! 2w
tpixie Keep posting! And tag us!!! 🩷🩷🩷 2w
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Chelsea.Poole So lovely! 2w
AnnCrystal Brilliant 🙂👍. Those foldaways save a bundle of room. I'm considering building one with a desk underneath. Love the flower design. (edited) 2w
CuriousG @AnnCrystal it is a really small room, so if we put a regular bed there I would have had to give up my special reading chair and rotating bookshelf that we made a few years ago. I was unwilling to do that, so this seemed like a good solution. Now if we have a guest I just need to move the chair for a few nights. 😊 2w
CuriousG @AnnCrystal the ones where people make desks are great! 2w
AnnCrystal @CuriousG Perfect DIY. It looks amazing 🤩. 2w
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Best Stress Relievers are:
1. Card games (euchre, crib, etc)
2. Snuggling my dog while drinking a coffee or chai
3. Camping/hiking/outdoor time with my husband & dog
#TLT @dabbe

dabbe All sound lovely, especially 2 and 3. Thanks for sharing! 🧡🖤💜 2w
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No wonder I've always found the concept of Paganism confusing, there are so many different things that fall under this umbrella, but this book is helping me start to sort out the differences. Not quite 50 pages in so I still have lots of learning to do.

wanderinglynn Yeah, pretty much anything that fell outside what the early Christians felt wasn‘t Christian, particularly polytheism, was deemed paganism. Today it‘s kind of morphed to encompass anyone who believes that nature is sacred and that the natural cycles of birth, growth and death observed in the world around us carry profoundly spiritual meanings. 2w
Cuilin @wanderinglynn perfect definition regarding nature and cycles. 😍 2w
wanderinglynn @Cuilin thanks. Although I can‘t take credit for it. I read that in a book once. (I just can‘t remember which one.) But the thought stuck with me. 2w
CuriousG @wanderinglynn I'm still trying to wrap my head around how much/little of the deity part is tied in (vs the more generic celebrating the natural world as seasons/cycles), but hoping this helps clarify a bit. 2w
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Make sure you sign up for #YuleSwap - hosted by @wanderinglynn and @BookwormAHN

Sign-ups close soon, so don't wait!

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 3w
BookwormAHN Thanks for sharing 😺 3w
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"I am my silence. I am not the busyness of my thoughts or the daily rhythm of my actions."

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Ragged Company | Richard Wagamese
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My husband is not a reader (aside from hunting regs & articles 😄), however he fully supports the fact that reading is not enough for me, I need to own/write in my own copies. I'm a re-reader & like to revisit the best passages that I have underlined & annotated. Anyway, he did some early shopping for my birthday & came home with these. I'm so excited - I've had Ragged Company on my TBR for so long!! And how beautiful is that Embers cover?! 😍

AnnCrystal Sweet 💐📚 😉👍. 4w
AmyG How nice! And youhave beautiful plants 🪴 4w
CuriousG @AmyG thanks! I've kept them alive for a whole 9 months now, which for me is shockingly long. Lol 4w
AmyG They look very healthy and happy! Good job! 3w
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I decided to skip my usual Halloween Eve/Halloween movie nights to read this #HHS23 book I received. Some sections I loved, some irritated me, but overall still a pick for me. The blog sections were written in a very annoying voice (which I'm guessing was intentional), but they just didn't land for me. The rest of it hit the super weird, screwed up, vibe I go for at Halloween, so they were perfect!

ShyBookOwl Yeeeaaahh.. this was a tough one for me. I had mixed feelings about it throughout, but disliking the end tipped the scale towards pan for me. Loved the premise though! 1mo
Tkimsal On my tbr list. 4w
CuriousG @Tkimsal if you like something a little over the top with an unreliable narrator, this will check those boxes. The ending could be a bit much for some people, but it definitely had the shock factor. I usually skew towards more realistic things, but during my creepy fall reading I'm all in for this! 4w
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The day I've been looking forward to for way too many days (months?) - #HauntedHollowSwap opening day!!! @ShelleyBooksie - this is an amazing package full of spooky goodies. You are so good at this. The fact that you even found the little brain that matches my brain candles. So, so good. Thank you for including something from an author local to you - can't wait to experience a new to me author. #HHS23 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Love it! 🎃🖤👻🧡 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay!!! So glad you like it ♡♡♡ I had so much fun shopping for you. 1mo
CuriousG @ShelleyBooksie I absolutely love all of it! 1mo
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Professional development day at work today. Had 45 minutes at the start of the day for a wellness activity, one of which was lounging in the library and reading. Took the opportunity to dig deeper into this one. It was absolutely glorious way to begin a day. And to all the book purists out there, I'm not even the tiniest bit sorry about my underlining and folded pages, (it's my copy.)

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An amazing find at the visitor centre gift shop while I was camping over Thanksgiving! #poodunnit

CatLass007 I really want to rush out and get this book as a gift for my mom. But she passed away in 2018. I‘m not feeling sad or being morbid, I just know that Mom would have laughed so hard when she saw it. And I‘m sure she‘s reading over my shoulder and laughing right this minute. 1mo
CuriousG @CatLass007 I know exactly what you mean. I think my brother would have absolutely cackled if he had seen me buy this. He died 11 years ago, but I can still hear his laugh and see the way he would throw back is head when he laughed. 1mo
CatLass007 @CuriousG “Cackled” is the exact word I was thinking, but I wasn‘t sure if anyone else would know what I meant. But, yes, Mom definitely would have cackled! 1mo
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CatLass007 And I took a screenshot of your post to text to my brother, who would understand also. (edited) 1mo
CuriousG @CatLass007 ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
CatLass007 My brother enjoyed the picture very much. 1mo
CuriousG @CatLass007 I'm so glad! I read it out loud to my husband and my dog last night and they seemed to like it 😄 1mo
CatLass007 😆🐶 1mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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It's a coffee and candles kind of reading morning here. Not up to much new stuff today, so just rereading sections of The Sentence.

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I can't put in words how much I loved this. At one point my husband asked me what it was about and I said, "Prison; a bookstore; Covid-19; ghosts; Indigenous communities; and George Floyd." Then he laughed because he thought I was just saying random words to mock him. ? Now I'll add trauma/inner demons; systemic oppression; necessary uprisings; balancing harm with benefit; friends/family; shame/regret; and reckoning, to the list. Masterful.

SamAnne Okay, I‘m moving this up,higher on my TBR. Been trying to get to this one for awhile. 2mo
CuriousG @SamAnne it sat on my shelf since the day the paperback version was released. I knew it would be good but just didn't get around to it until now. One of my god-daughters is in an Indigenous Literature course in high-school so I thought I'd read some Erdrich to discuss with her (I've read the whole reading list for her course already.) The course is Canadian authors only but Louise Erdrich is brilliant, so I'm bringing her to all the kids I know. 2mo
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Snail Brings the Mail | Russell Punter, Mairi Mackinnon
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Sorry this is late getting posted, but I received my #HHS package in the mail on Friday! I was on my way camping for the Thanksgiving weekend when I picked it up and had *zero* service the entire time. No matter where I walked and how high in the air I held my phone, no dice. Lol
I think it is from @ShelleyBooksie but I didn't see a Litsy handle on the box. I was scared to open in case it wasn't wrapped. @wanderinglynn #HHS23

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 2mo
ShelleyBooksie It's from me!! Yay 2mo
ShelleyBooksie PS - it's wrapped ♡♡ 2mo
CuriousG @ShelleyBooksie I can't wait to open this - so excited! 2mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Was camping this weekend and the book sleeve that I got from @ShelleyBooksie during #HHS22 is the perfect way to prevent my book from being a total dirty mess when I have to set it down, and also have those spooky fall vibes. That being said, I use this year round. Lol

Clwojick Such a stunning pattern! 🖤 2mo
CuriousG @Clwojick Right?! I love it 2mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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National Truth & Reconciliation Day and although I forgot to bring among 21 Things You Didn't Know About The Indian Act, which I was going to spend the day rereading, I did at least remember to bring a few other books by Indigenous authors. Thought this one has been sitting on my shelf long enough - time to start it!

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My #HauntedHollowSwap package was sent out this afternoon and is on its way! Likely arriving by early next week. @wanderinglynn
#HHS #HHS23

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 2mo
wanderinglynn Did you receive your #HHS box? Your match mailed it on Sept 30. 2mo
CuriousG @wanderinglynn I was just about to post about that! I received it on Friday but was on my way camping for Thanksgiving weekend and had literally no cell service the entire time so my attempts to let you know failed. 2mo
wanderinglynn No worries! As long as you got it, that‘s all that matters. 🎃 2mo
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Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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1. Wolf (really just want an all black German Shepherd)
2. Anything creepy, but I often revisit my non fiction one on serial killers
3. Bride of Frankenstein
4. Yes. (8.5 womens)
5. Beetlejuice
6. All of them except candy corn
#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS23 #HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 👻🎃🙌🏻 3mo
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Dealing with the ongoing nature of ambiguous loss, too many deaths of family members and friends, and other trauma, undoubtedly does live in the body. Anticipating this will be a mixture of fascinating, tough, and hoping meaningful as well.

AnnCrystal 🙏❤️‍🩹😢😘. 3mo
CuriousG Thank you @AnnCrystal 3mo
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Stocking up on candles by ordering early so that I can set the mood when reading my spooky October books this fall. Between these and my #HauntedHollowSwap #HHS23 shopping, I'm really getting in the Halloween mood. Is it October yet?

ShelleyBooksie The brain one is cool and disturbing at the same time. 3mo
CuriousG @ShelleyBooksie definitely! My husband has a brain injury, so I'm partial to things that are brains. We even have a brain cake mold 😄 3mo
CuriousG @ShelleyBooksie we use dark humour to express our affection for functioning brains...and understanding for ones that don't want to cooperate (which definitely includes mine) 🙃 3mo
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Fun #HauntedHollowSwap this or that 🎃👻
#HHS #HHS23

wanderinglynn 🎃👻🙌🏻 3mo
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Cabin Porn: Inside | Zach Klein, Freda Moon
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Needing something to force me to clean all the junk off of my coffee table was a great excuse to buy this book. I don't have a cabin and don't ever plan on having one (I love the flexibility of having a travel trailer and going different places), but I *LOVE* the idea and feel of cabins so am obsessed with the origonal Cabin Porn book. Now also obsessed with Cabin Porn: Inside.

ICantImReading I got both of those books for my husband for Christmas this past year - they‘re beautiful! As is your coffee table 😍 3mo
CuriousG @ICantImReading Thank you! We were forced to cut down a beautiful maple tree that I absolutely loved, and it broke my heart, so we cut up the trunk so we could at least make some useful furniture for ourselves and some family/friends ou 3mo
ICantImReading @CuriousG oh wow, I love that, that makes it extra special! 💚 (although I am sorry it had to be cut down!) (edited) 3mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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In terms of movies I love for October, here are the ones I've watched multiple times, despite the fact they sometimes cause me to lose sleep 😬
I've included candies I love, but the reality is I love pretty much any candy, I'm not super fussy; the only exceptions are candy corn and black licorice.
#hauntedhollowswap #HHS #HHS23 @wanderinglynn

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego We watched The Descent last night. And almost 20 years later, it still holds up. 3mo
wanderinglynn Your scare level is much higher than mine! 👻 3mo
CuriousG @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hands down one of the scariest movies I've ever seen, especially as I'm slightly claustrophobic and the idea of just being in a cave is terrifying to me. I have no ide why I've tortured myself by watching this movie so many times. Lol 3mo
CuriousG @wanderinglynn Somrtimes I regret my choices after the fact, but I continue to do the same thing so I must like being 😱 3mo
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Spooktacular! | Sienna Mercer
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I'm super busy with last minute prep for the start of school tomorrow (yes, procrastination is something I do well and I'mrunning out of time 🤦‍♀️) but since I want to get a #hauntedhallowswap collage posted I'm just going to reuse a few from last year. Maybe later this week I'll have time to make a new one. This one is good at summing up the fact that I lean towards a creepy vibe. (Candle pics from LadyGreen Beeswax)

#HHS #HHS23 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Those candles are awesome! 🎃 3mo
CuriousG @wanderinglynn agreed - she makes the best spooky candles! I haven't seen this year's spooky collection yet but am looking forward to when it comes out. 3mo
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"The thing you can count on in life is that Tennessee will always be scorching hot in August."

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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So my pup's face kind of represents how I'm feeling right now. This novel was an experience! If you are not a fan of any of the following, skip this one: unsympathetic characters; complex nature with no clear protagonist/antagonist; emotional & unsettled ending; slow burn towards end result. It is a pick for me, but I can see how many people would absolutely hate it. Virtually all content warnings I can think of apply.

CuriousG I would love to read some sort of companion novel that has alternating sections from Nadi and Esmail. When it comes down to it, they are really the only two characters I liked in any way. I was able to find things about all the characters I could sympathize with and feel empathy for how hard it can be to make good decisions when it feels like life is beating on you, but I certainly didn't *like* Kathy, Lestor, or Mr Behrani. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy you enjoyed!! I absolutely hated it 😂😂 3mo
CuriousG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wouldn't say "enjoyed", but I did think it was very good. I can totally see why people would absolutely hate it though - so much about it that is uncomfortable, annoying, or outright unpleasant. 3mo
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dabbe Hello there, sweetest pup! 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
catiewithac Is this an English springer spaniel? 3mo
CuriousG @catiewithac Bernese Mountain Dog - he was the runt of the litter though, so on the small size for a Berner 3mo
CuriousG @dabbe Meelo says hello! 🙂 3mo
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Chipping away at this one. I was too caught up in my university craziness to read this when it first came out, but it's been on my TBR for the last decade or so and finally got around to it. Just a constant shifting of opinion as to who I think is more sympathetic, or more accurately, less abrasive and making the least terrible decisions. I like it, but definitely not sure yet where I will fall on opinions of characters.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read this years ago and couldn‘t get into it. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Tkimsal Lol! My book club still argues about this book and some of the choices made by the characters in it many years after we read it. I loved it. 3mo
CuriousG @Tkimsal I'm into Part II now, and of the opinion that 99.9% of the choices made by everyone are terrible. Lol. I'm still enjoying it because humans really are messy and make a lot of terrible choices, so I guess that part isn't inaccurate. I feel like they are all past the point of salvaging anything though. I guess I'll see! 3mo
CuriousG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am into it. First I enjoyed the tension of feeling like 2 imperfect people, but both in situations I can sympathize with, then the building of both making increasingly questionable decisions and making them less sympathetic. At this point I'm not sure I like any of them. I can see how the style and dynamic is definitely not everyone's cup of tea though. It is frustrating! 3mo
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Haunted Halloween | Sue Fliess
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Posting this again so more people see it. I've just signed up - make sure you do too! Go to original post by @wanderinglynn for details and link to form

#hauntedhollowswap #hhs #hhs23

wanderinglynn Thank you! 🎃👻 I am also planning on reposting a few times to make sure everyone has a chance to see it. 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
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Haunted: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
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It's getting to that time of year - the #HauntedHollowSwap is coming up!

Go to @wanderinglynn 's page to check out original post and find link to sign up.

#HHS #HHS23

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 🎃👻 3mo
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Finally was able to visit my favourite used bookstore again. Bearly Used Books (located in Parry Sound, Ontario) is 4 hours away from me so I only get there once every few years, but love wandering through all the rooms for hours on end. Wasn't specifically looking for these books, but they caught my eye. #bookhaul #bearlyusedbooks

dabbe I love when those eyes get caught! 👀 3mo
CuriousG @dabbe Me too - the surprise aspect is nice. I was hoping to stumble across some Murakami or Morrison to expand my current collection, but those are like gold and rarely sit on the shelf long enough for me to find them 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
dabbe @CuriousG You still snagged a great haul! 🤩 3mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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I absolutely loved the experience of reading this novel, helped by the fact that I was sitting next to a river as I read the many descriptions of rural landscapes. A nice reflection on how our plans, our loves, & our lives, rarely take the course we had wanted, but the journey can still lead us to the best imaginable places.
This random paragraph about the fair has little to do with plot, but I love it because it rings so true to childhood.

TrishB Lovely review ❤️ 3mo
Chelsea.Poole I‘m so excited to read this! 3mo
CuriousG @Chelsea.Poole I hope you enjoy it! It wasn't earth shaterring insights, but I loved it because I just felt it was a nicely paced novel and I really enjoyed going along for the ride and seeing how things would play out (pun intended). 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Just started this on audio. My first Patchett. 3mo
CuriousG @ShelleyBooksie I hear the audio is wonderful! This novel is more laid back in terms of emotional connection compared to some of her other work, but I still really enjoyed it. 3mo
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Skippy Dies: A Novel | Paul Murray
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1. School starts the first Tuesday after Labour Day in Ontario (September 5th this year), so I'm working that day. This year for some reason it is a PD day in our district though, so kids don't start until September 6th.
2. I'm not a huge school setting fan in novels as I spend so much time in one, but I really did like Skippy Dies.
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Tagging another Canadian to play along @janeycanuck

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday and thanks for playing!🌞 4mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Perfect spot to start reading a new book. I've heard great things about Tom Lake, so starting with it.

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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Medicine Walk | Richard Wagamese
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What an amazing novel. Meaningful, but I didn't feel it was too heavy handed, which sometimes happens with serious subject matter. Definitely one I recommend.

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Medicine Walk | Richard Wagamese
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"He walked the old mare out of the pen and led her to the gate that opened out into the field."

#firstlinefridays
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Medicine Walk | Richard Wagamese
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On to my second book of my camping trip. Not a 'beach read' in the sense that most people use the phrase, but I find reading books that involve a lot of time outdoors is a perfect complement to camping or beach days, even if the subject matter is heavy.

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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 30: Let's end the 30 days with a very intense yet very powerful and important novel. Again, it is fiction, but really allows people to get inside other lives and perspectives in a way I think we all should. It is *tough* stuff, so pretty much any content warning you can think of applies. #30recsin30days

CuriousG Content warnings for: forced residential schools, forced restrictions on cultural customs and language, abuse, harmful ongoing colonial issues, childhood sexual abuse, sexual abuse, poverty, intergenerational trauma, drug use, self harm, suicide, and more I've probably forgotten. Basically most things. 4mo
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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I don't read a lot of this genre, but when I go camping it is nice to have books that I can get swept up in and just fly through. Jane Harper is one of my favourite authors for this and I wasn't disappointed. Some pretty heavy subject matter though. See comments for content warnings.

CuriousG Content warnings for child death (murder to be specific), domestic violence/child abuse, alcoholism, suicide, general violence, and probably more I should list but have missed. 4mo
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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 29: Can't believe I'm almost at the end already and I'm having so many issues narrowing things down! Figure I might as well do a fun one though. For any fans of The Princess Bride movie, this is an amazing look into the process of making it. You will have so many random fun facts to share with friends. I adored this on audio. #30recsin30days

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Indian Horse | Richard Wagamese
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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 28: Near the end, but still have dozens of books I could easily choose from. This was a great audio listen. Another good one for Canadians to read/expand their understanding of Indigenous experiences. Yes, it is fiction, but sometimes being in a character's head is what we need to connect/learn, and this is very much consistent with any non-fiction I've read. #30recsin30days
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CuriousG Content warnings for: residential schools (forced/captive, not voluntary), child abuse, childhood sexual abuse, denial of freedom to practice cultural language and customs, intergenerational trauma, alcoholism, ongoing colonial practices 4mo
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On Living | Kerry Egan
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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 27: Another profoundly meaningful book, based on the author's experiences working within a hospice environment. #30recsin30days

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💚 4mo
CuriousG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! I thought the way the light came in the window suited the book well 😊 4mo
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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 26: A dark, bizarre, and yet somehow extremely addictive read. If weird and uncomfortable reads are your thing, this one is for you. #30recsin30days

AmyG Strangest story I have ever read. 4mo
rachelk I‘ve had this on my bookshelf for decades and haven‘t read it yet 😬 4mo
CatLass007 I read this years ago when it was first released. Definitely a strange story but I enjoyed reading it. I think I remember reading something about a sequel. 4mo
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CatLass007 Or maybe not. 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
CuriousG @CatLass007 If there is a sequel I've never heard of it, but I would totally be in for it! 4mo
CuriousG @AmyG it's definitely up there on the strange factor! 4mo
CuriousG @rachelk I'm pretty sure I had it sitting on a shelf for a few years before I read it. It's an impossible one to explain the appeal, but strange in a super interesting way. 4mo
rachelk @CuriousG Ok, I‘m now moving it up my tbr out of curiosity 4mo
CuriousG @rachelk hope you like it! 4mo
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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 25: As a person who decided by the age of 25 to get my tubes tied and not be a parent, I have heard the choice referenced as all of the things in this title, when in fact it is anything but as it allows me to give more of myself to my students. I didn't connect with all the perspectives in this, but they were all valuable and I think it should be required reading for everyone. #30recsin30days

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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 24: An amazing memoir. Truly horrific injustice and a situation that demonstrates so many of the issues within the criminal justice system (and society in general), which would reasonably have made most people angry, bitter, and set on revenge, or just plain lashing out. Yet Anthony Ray Hinton was able to retain hope, goodness & light, and we all could learn from him. Great on audio. #30recsin30days

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 23: A whimsical, yet at times a bit dark, magical story. I listened on audio and I feel this was the best choice for this book - the narration was masterful. There are no good comps for this book, it really just needs to be experienced. Content warning for minor discussion of suicide (not graphic or prolonged). #30recsin30days

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HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD. | ROBERT. KOLKER
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Day 22: A fascinating read. There was so much to think about and how complicated life must have been for every single individual in this family. I read it awhile ago so I can't remember the exact content warnings to give, but I remember that abuse was involved in some way, along with the significant mental health concerns, and other very difficult topics as well. #30recsin30days

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30 book recommendations in 30 days...

Day 21: Again, difficult to read, but I feel it is so valuable, especially for Canadians. Knowing that the effects of colonization, residential schools, the 60's scoop are not in the past, is something we all need to be aware of. This book really helps you understand that our Indigenous communities (and especially youth) are still vulnerable & in pain. We need to do better. #30recsin30days
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CuriousG Content warnings for violence/abuse, alcohol/drug use & addictions, suicide, racism, intergenerational trauma, poverty, descriptions of death and dead bodies, and more. 4mo
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