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Jaimelire

Jaimelire

Joined November 2016

Life long love affair with books.
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This was my book club selection. I was curious about it, and I did end up enjoying it even though I am not a gamer.

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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this book.

Lindy I‘m enjoying reading all the reviews of this. Saves me from FOMO. 😉 1w
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It snowed a lot since yesterday so I have spent my hours since getting home from work reading another masterpiece by Louise Penny. Her Gamache books never disappoint. 5/5

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Snowblind: A Thriller | Ragnar Jonasson
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Loved this Nordic noir mystery. Set in a small community In Iceland, lots of great characters and it‘s a series, so I have already moved on to book #2!

Bklover I loved this one! I love mysteries that take in cold places! 3w
Jaimelire @Bklover me too! And I live in Canada where it gets really cold! I am reading the second book of this series right now. 3w
Bklover Which one is second? I know they go in a weird order 3w
Jaimelire @Bklover I am reading Night Blind right now. I think it‘s the second (?). Not sure 3w
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Olive Bright, Pigeoneer | Stephanie Graves
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I enjoyed this book. Set in a small village in England during WWII, Olive plays detective trying to figure out who killed the town gossip. She also gets recruited as a pigeoneer, her contribution to the war effort. I think I will continue to book 2 of this series.

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Mehso-so

Book club read. I did not really like this book. It felt forced and I didn‘t really connect with the characters. I ended up skimming through the end.

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Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Giant, intelligent spiders & humanity‘s last few, struggling to survive….mix them together and what do you get? An entertaining book!

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Sweet little story. Perfect feel good book for the holidays. 3.5/5

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Lady Clementine | Marie Benedict
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Although I did enjoy learning about Clementine Churchill, this was not my favourite Marie Benedict book. I preferred the second half of the book, which described her role during WWII.

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At Bertram's Hotel | Agatha Christie
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Another wonderful mystery by Agatha Christie.

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Post WWII spies, ex Nazis and recipes? Yes, this book manages to blend all these into one great story. Enjoyed this book very much.

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Good story, the characters were well developed and I really enjoyed the story. Was a book club pick. I am looking forward to the discussion about this one.

5feet.of.fury Loved this one! 3mo
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Another wonderful Gamache novel. Interesting author‘s note at the end. I slowly savour this series of books because I never want to be done.

kspenmoll I totally understand! 3mo
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Guilty pleasure read. Love the ladies and their killer adventure. There are way too many dead bodies for this to be anywhere near realistic, but it sure is entertaining.

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A great French read. This book is well written, character development is flawless and it keeps you hooked for the 850+ pages. The only criticism I have is it‘s really long, so I read it over a month while reading other books (but was always happy to return to it).

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Easy, uplifting read for our book club. Not great literature, but a cozy and pleasant story.

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The Expats: A Novel | Chris Pavone
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Ex CIA wife moves to Luxembourg for her husband‘s work but soon discovers she isn‘t the only one keeping secrets. I loved the setting and the storyline was pretty good. Overall, enjoyable.

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Dial A For Aunties | Jesse Sutanto
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Book club pick. This one is a 3/5 for me. While I did find the aunties funny, I thought the story was so so. But it did give me a chuckle, so I will give it a pick for that reason.

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Really enjoyed this historical fiction novel about Hedy Lamarr . Women just never get credit for their brilliant minds. It would be interesting if we could rewrite history to include all of the women‘s contributions!

CoverToCoverGirl 💯agree! So many of their stories remain untold. 5mo
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I did not like this book. I found myself skimming most of it. A middle aged predator, a 12 year old girl. No amount of fancy writing can make this palatable for me.

Ruthiella Agree. This book made/makes me so angry. 6mo
Jaimelire @Ruthiella It‘s totally vile. 6mo
tpixie It was referred to in a book I just read. A bookshop owner stocked the book on someone‘s advice. She had no idea what the book was about. It was a weird book itself. I‘m not certain I could read Lolita either. Calling the 12 yo girl precocious- instead of abused! Pedophilia is not a subject that I can tolerate. 4mo
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Three-Body Problem | Cixin Liu
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This was unlikely anything I have read lately and it was very good! A really fresh, new take on sci-fi that left me looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.

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Bailedbailed

Ok…I am really struggling with this one. Am putting it aside for now, might go back to it later.

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Got this one for free on my ereader. Not bad at all, will probably read more of this series.

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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Light, entertaining. My favourite part was the setting…Egypt, the Nile, excavation sites. The story itself was ok, but not anything spectacular.

writerlibrarian What I love about this series are the real life egyptologists She put into her stories Petrie, Carter, etc. I found Petrie's dig journals online. fascinating. 6mo
Jaimelire @writerlibrarian its all so fascinating. I really wish I could have lived back then and been rich enough to visit places like this before it all got insanely touristy (edited) 6mo
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Dead Silence | S.A. Barnes
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Mehso-so

I‘m on the fence about this one. I did enjoy the story but felt the main character‘s internal dialogue was just too much at times. 3/5

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So much to reflect on after reading this book. How our society defines motherhood, how society‘s expectations of parenting differ for men and women, for different cultures and reflecting on the “perfect” mold we are often all expected to squeeze into even when it‘s not a good fit for many mothers.

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I was really pleasantly surprised by this book. I was expecting a light, romance type book, but it was so much more. Loved the strong female main character and her non relenting fight to be taken seriously in a field that, like so many others, did/does not take women seriously.

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Different and quite good. Girls quarantined on an island at their boarding school. I can‘t say much more without giving too much away, so read it! 😊

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1984 | George Orwell
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First read in high school. Rereading as an adult, I see why this book became a classic. But I also understand why we all found it so hard to read as teenagers.

Ruthiella It was a little too bleak for me as a teen. 8mo
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Reread this one. I first read it in high school. My son is now reading all the classic sci-fi books, so I am going through them again with him. I forgot how screwed up this book was! 😂. Still great reading. Next I am rereading 1984!

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Bluebird: A Novel | Genevieve Graham
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Love the historical references in her books. This story takes place during WWI and shortly after, during prohibition. It‘s was fun to look up more information on some topics she covered in this novel. A good Canadian author if you like historical fiction.

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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this book, but it ended up being a bit slow and kind of repetitive. Lots of meditating, flower arranging and repetitive insights into the character‘s state of mind. I could have done with a bit more mystery and action.

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Cute little book. Arthur is a loveable character and this book left me feeling happy. A nice little distraction from our current, crazy reality!

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Finished this one while eating breakfast, had to know what happened. I think the best part of this book was the setting. You can just feel the heat, the dust and drynesses as you read this novel. Well written; I preferred the last half of the book.

CoverToCoverGirl So atmospheric, Australia was the driving force in this book. Loved it! 10mo
Jaimelire @CoverToCoverGirl yes, that was definitely what set this book apart! 10mo
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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My son is really into sci-fi and is reading all the classics. So I decided to read a few myself. This book wasn‘t what I expected. At first I didn‘t like it, but as it progressed I started to enjoy it more and now, I keeps thinking about it. So I am giving it a thumbs up.

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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Con artist father and daughter team makes for a pretty fun read. This was a book club pick and I did enjoy it.

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Love the show, Midsomer Murders. The books are also quite good, although Troy is a total jerk In the books; much prefer this character in the tv show.

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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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I sure know how to pick good books lately! Another great read, and again, done in two days. Action-packed & page-turner describe this book well. And I loved the references to Three Pines.

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Got this one because it was available as ebook from library and I needed something for our ski trip. Wasn‘t expecting much. I was wrong. Read it in two days. Totally gripping!

Dragon Convinced me 👍💚🐉 11mo
Jaimelire @Dragon I was pleasantly surprised 11mo
Dragon It was a good price on Kindle so downloaded 👍🐉 11mo
Jaimelire @Dragon Enjoy👍 11mo
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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This one lived up to all the good reviews. Loved it! Molly is awesome. I read it in two days and wish there was more to read. Recommend 👍

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The Nine Tailors | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Too many descriptions of bell ringing for my taste, but besides that, a good mystery. This is the second Lord Wimsey book I have read, and I do enjoy them. Will read “Murder Must Advertise” for my next one.

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Wine and homemade pizza…TGIF! Guncle was a sweet story. My favourite part were the kids.

Bookzombie That looks delicious! 12mo
Jaimelire @Bookzombie It was 😋 12mo
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Very enjoyable book. Sometimes funny, sometimes inspiring and always entertaining! 👍

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Horrorstr | Grady Hendrix;
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Not my favourite Hendrix book. I preferred his lady vampire slayers! But not bad overall.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Enjoyed most of the book, but did not like the ending. But, overall, entertaining.

lynneamch Agreed! 13mo
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This was a big book with three beautiful stories, set in different times…all linked together through their setting, the château. Lots of great historical facts in this one. And the character development was really good. Thumbs up from me?.

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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Good book. I stayed up until 3am finishing it last night. Now I need to get some sleep!

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Entertaining read, but I did prefer “Daisy Jones &The Six”.

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Sittaford Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Not my favourite Agatha Christie book, but still quite good. Now I have to watch it! Two weeks of vacation means lots of books and movies, ⛄️

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Shattered Roads | Alice Henderson
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Bailedbailed

Gave this one a good try, but I was forcing myself to continue so I have decided to bail. I rarely give up on books, but my TBR pile is huge and this book just isn‘t cutting it for me.