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Jaimelire

Jaimelire

Joined November 2016

Life long love affair with books.
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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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Polished off the hot chocolate and the book! Very well written story. WWII, friendship, love, betrayal, death and must not forget...the Loch Ness monster. Sounds like a lot, but the author pulls it all off in this beautiful novel.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I need a suspenseful, scary (but not too gory) book to read for Halloween. Any recommendations? 🎃

readordierachel I'm reading/enjoying this now and it's not super gory. It's essentially historical fiction with a dash of horror, if you're into that 2d
Jaimelire @readordierachel looks good! (edited) 2d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Well, all my intentions to slowly savour this book went out the window quickly after the first chapter! I finished it in a day and I loved it. I appreciated how it tied up some loose ends from the first book. I once again got to totally submerge myself into the world of Gilead. Saddens me that there probably won‘t be any more unless Margaret Atwood decides to continue with this story.

marleed I‘m hopeful for a prequel! 6d
Jaimelire @marleed That would be awesome! 5d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Thanksgiving recovery mode = a day of reading. I am trying to read slowly and savour this book. I have been looking forward to it for a long time!

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I skimmed the last third of this book. The story was cute at first, but then got very repetitive and predictable. I couldn‘t wait for it to end. Not a book I would recommend. On to something better!

SilversReviews Love the photo!! 1w
Jaimelire @SilversReviews Thanks. I found those lovely little white pumpkins at the store for less than $2.50 for the bunch ❤️ 1w
SilversReviews @Jaimelire Nice...have they been painted or are they white pumpkins? Thanks. 1w
Jaimelire @SilversReviews They are white. 1w
SilversReviews @Jaimelire Fun.....I never saw a white pumpkin. Thank you. 1w
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. The Plumb family is flawed and the knowledge of a possible inheritance when the youngest family member turns 40 taints their lives. I was not satisfied with the ending, it left me a bit disappointed. But this book is well written and the character development is impressive.

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An Old, Cold Grave | Iona Whishaw
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Woke up to this lovely, white stuff. Good excuse to stay in my PJs and finish my book. This is book #3 of the Lane Winslow mystery series. Another good book. I love this character and am glad to see her love life pick up a bit.

Reagan-reads Haha, are you in Alberta? 3w
LeahBergen Alberta 🙄🙄 3w
Andrea4 😶😶😶 3w
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Andrea4 Oh God. It's coming! Lol 3w
Jaimelire @Reagan-reads of course I am in Alberta, where else does it snow like this in September! 😉 3w
Reagan-reads @Jaimelire haha no doubt! We have family in Calgary so I have been seeing a lot of snow pictures. Lucky us in Edmonton - we had snow yesterday but just really light, nothing on the ground. (edited) 3w
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This one as on sale for 99 cents so I downloaded it. Turned out to be a fairly good book. Skipping back and forth in time from 1978 to the present, Tara tries to piece together what happened to her mother after her disappearance. I loved the part of the story that was set in Spain.

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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I read this one a while back and for some reason forgot to review it. Surprising since I quite liked it. Nora Roberts dives into post apocalyptic/sci-fi fiction and does a great job of it. If you like Nora Roberts and/or are a fan of this type of fiction, this should be a book you will enjoy.

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The Last | Hanna Jameson
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This was a pretty good story. While Jon is attending a conference at a hotel in Switzerland, nuclear attacks destroy many of the world‘s cities. Guests of the hotel struggle to survive while also investigating the death of a young girl who is found dead in one of the hotel‘s water storage tanks.

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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This book needed to end because I spent too many nights staying up till the wee hours reading this addictive story! Super entertaining and addictive. Now I will watch Season one of the show.👍

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Our recycling depot has a book hut. I donated a box full of books to make room on my shelves, but couldn‘t help myself and ended up picking up these four lovelies😍

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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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I may be the only human on earth who hasn‘t seen the show yet, but I have deceived to read the books first. I was up until past midnight and can‘t seem to put it down today either. Thank goodness it‘s Saturday!

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The Poppy Field | Deborah Carr
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A nice historical fiction novel which takes place during WWI and skips in time to the present. Also enjoyed the love story. This was a nice book to read on my deck while enjoying my garden.

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Peril at End House | Agatha Christie
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I love Agatha Christie. This was another great mystery, solved by M.Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells.

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Heat Wave | Maureen Jennings
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First time reading this author. My mom loves Murdoch Mysteries, so she gave me this book. I really enjoyed it! I will read more of her novels. Another great Canadian mystery writer (I am also a big fan of Louise Penny).

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The Last Colony | John Scalzi
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These just keep getting better! #3 of this series did not disappoint. And the end pretty much insured that I am going to keep reading. 👍

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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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Enjoying the outdoors and finished my book. I really enjoyed this story, especially the parts set in post war London. Got me curious about the queen‘s wedding dress. Looked up some photos, and the embroidery really is stunning.

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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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Loving this book! There is something about reading books set in London that makes me want to drink tea.
My new cup and saucer, aren‘t they pretty?❤️

Leftcoastzen Very pretty! 2mo
megzlynn Love it! ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen Oooo, pretty! 2mo
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Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein
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I did not like this book. So sexist, made me cringe in many places. I also found the story dull and skimmed most of the last half. Not for me. I won‘t be reading anything else by this author.

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The Ghost Brigades | John Scalzi
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Book #2, not quite as good as the first (Old Man‘sWar) but a solid read. A good book for the space, sci-fi readers out there. I am continuing on to book #3 - “The Last Colony”. John Scalzi is quickly becoming one of my favourite writers in this genre of fiction.

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The Ghost Brigades | John Scalzi
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Book #2 in this series. Pretty good so far. Goes great with a S‘more.
I love that my boys are older. I can sit on the deck and read while they have fun with their friends.
People ask me “don‘t you miss having babies?” Honestly, no.

JacqMac I love having older kids, too. The independence is nice. 3mo
Jaimelire @JacqMac More time for reading! 😉 3mo
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Cuddles with my youngest as I finish this amazing book. I think it was my favourite so far (#5 of Inspector Gamache books). The ending just tore me up and I am still trying to figure out if I really believe what happened. Anyone who loves mystery novels should read this series. It‘s right up there with Agatha Christie. And being Canadian, I really appreciate the beautiful descriptions of my country. 5/5 ⭐️

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Just finished my first book on my new Kobo. Alternate history, starting after WWII. A meteorite hits earth and results in long term weather changes that force humanity to explore colonizing space. The book focuses on a former WASP pilot and “computer”. This book deals with sexism & racism of the 1950s...which is rampant even in this alternate reality. If you liked “Hidden Figures” you might enjoy this one too.

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Kobo eReader For Dummies | Corey Sandler
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Guess who just got herself a nice little gift! Kobo Clara, my new best friend. I just got some ebooks from my library on there and am now doing a little ebook shopping.

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Just got these eggs from a local farm. Aren‘t they gorgeous? Making myself an omelette and diving into my new library book. 📚+🥚=❤️

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Book #3 in the last two days. This is why I love teaching, summers off to read (compulsively).🍷

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Old Man's War | John Scalzi
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Wow, I read this one in a day. Great sci-fi space adventure! I have already put the next two books on hold at my library. I am going to pass this one on to my husband and 15 year old son. I am glad we have this genre of fiction in common. I give this book 👍👍.

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The American Boy | Andrew Taylor
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This one was slow and descriptive, taking place in England in the 1800s. I like the details of everyday life and the mystery kept my attention. Worth a read. I give it 3.75/5 ⭐️
On another note, my roses look wonderful this year.

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The American Boy | Andrew Taylor
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Perfect evening for a little after-dinner reading on the patio. I ❤️ summer (so, so much).

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The American Boy | Andrew Taylor
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Finally nice enough to read outside. Unlike most of North America, we have had cold and yucky weather here so far. Glad this week is supposed to warm up.

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I give this a thumbs up because it made me laugh out loud in the dentist waiting room while my son was getting a checkup. My favourite part, the ghosts that talk to one of the main characters....they are FUNNY.

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Nyxia Uprising | Scott Reintgen
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Stayed up late last night finishing this series. Book 3 wrapped things up nicely. My 15 year old son, husband and I all read the Nyxia books while in Mexico. I was last to finish. It was fun to find a series we all enjoyed. My son loves sci-fi, space stories. I need to find him more like this. He also loved The Expanse series.

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Nyxia Unleashed | Scott Reintgen
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Finished the second book in the Nyxia series on the plane ride home from Mexico. It was a good read for the 4 1/2 hour plane ride. Lots of action and a few twists. Good sci-fi, teen lit that can be enjoyed at any age. Both my son and husband finished all three books. I think I will go ahead and start the last one tonight. Good night everyone!

Bklover Gorgeous photo! 3mo
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Great book. I am handing it off to my 15 year old who has run out of books. We did not pay for internet at hotel, so he is reading like crazy. I think he will like it.
I loved all the literary references, and the vampires, time travel and evil genius. Seriously, this book is a wild literary ride! I will read more from this series.
Sunset in Mazatlan.

readingjedi That's an amazing photo 😍🌞😍 3mo
Jaimelire @readingjedi thanks! The sunsets are so beautiful in Mazatlan. We got some really amazing photos. (edited) 3mo
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Well this is different! This is the second book I am reading by this author and I love him. I am going to pass this on to my son as soon as I finish. We did not pay for wi-fi at the hotel so we are all plowing through the books we brought.

PickwickPlockPlock I love his books! Which is the first one you read? 3mo
Jaimelire @PickwickPlockPlock I read Shades of Grey. 3mo
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Spending some time in Mazatlan, Mexico. It‘s still cold in Canada where we live, so we headed for some real heat! I just finished the fourth book in the Inspector Gamache series. It did not disappoint. I love the setting and it was nice to visit with old friends from Three Pines again. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

CouronneDhiver Nice 👍🏽 3mo
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Long bath gave me plenty of time to finish this book. I really enjoyed it, more than “The Woman In Cabin 10”. I love that the main character is a tarot reader and the setting appealed to me.

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Aurora | Kim Stanley Robinson
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A multigenerational space ship travels to another star system to colonize a planet. I think I could have really loved this book, but unfortunately I found it dragged on & some of the pages long descriptions had me skipping through many paragraphs. I am still looking for a good sci-fi, space series....this wasn‘t the one for me. I will keep searching!🌠

Severnmeadows I‘ve just been reading Becky Chambers, and really loved her books! 4mo
Severnmeadows I read her A long way to a small angry planet first 😊 (edited) 4mo
Jaimelire @Severnmeadows I will try Becky Chambers!
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Good read for book loving, mystery readers. 👍

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The American Boy | Andrew Taylor
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My Mother‘s Day gift, along with some chai tea😍

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Moms Are the Best! | Sarah Wilson
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My boys and I.
Happy Mother‘s Day to all the wonderful women on Litsy.

Leftcoastzen Happy Mother‘s Day ! Handsome boys! 5mo
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Dragon 💕 5mo
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I had watched some of the Hannah Swensen mysteries on tv and they were so cute I decided to read one of the books. Nice, cozy mystery. Only problem is, with all the baking and recipes, I was constantly graving baked goods while reading. Today I finished the book and allowed myself a nice, homemade chocolate chip cookie! Now on to my next novel, Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson.

CoffeeNBooks I loved the Hannah Swensen mysteries! 5mo
Jaimelire @CoffeeNBooks I plan to read more. Fun read and I love all the great recipes🍪 5mo
Leftcoastzen Cookie!🍪 5mo
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I enjoyed Melanie Benjamin‘s book “Swans of Fifth Avenue”. I had high expectations for this, but was a bit disappointed. The historical basis of the book (Mary Pickford and Frances Marion‘s success in the early, male dominated film industry) was interesting enough but the internal dialogue of both characters sometimes dragged and seemed repetitive. I found myself skipping paragraphs and reading only dialogue in some sections of the book.

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I have never read anything by Ken Follett. What would you recommend I start with? What is your favourite book by this author? Thanks🙂

DebReads4fun Pillars Of The Earth. 6mo
Melissa_J It depends. Are you looking to read one of his works of historical fiction? If so, start with The Pillars of the earth as noted by @DebReads4fun and @Mtroiano If you are more interested in his thrillers/spy novels I‘d go for Eye of the Needle or Lie Down With Lions. 6mo
Aswenson Pillars👏🏻 of 👏🏻 the 👏🏻 Earth. One of my all time favorites. 6mo
Jaimelire @DebReads4fun @Mtroiano @Melissa_J @Aswenson Thanks! Pillars of the Earth it shall be👍 (edited) 6mo
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I really enjoyed the mystery, but was not a fan of the romance aspect of this book. The plot kept me turning the pages, yes, even late into the night. Any book that can do that gets a thumbs up from me.👍

Tamra Me too! 6mo
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Finished this book a while back. I enjoyed Hercule Poirot and his “little grey cells”. Not quite as well done as Agatha Christie herself, but still a good read for those of us who have read all the original Christie novels. 👍

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Sunday evening and I have a date with Hercule Poirot! 🍷

Dragon Love ❤️ Hercule Poirot 6mo
Jaimelire @Dragon Me too! He is one of my all time favourite characters. 6mo
Dragon I‘m looking forward to reading your review of this book. 😀🐉 6mo
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Minds of Winter | Ed O'Loughlin
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I had bad insomnia last week. This brick of a book made it a little less painful. Great novel about arctic explorers. Begins with the doomed Franklin expedition and moves forwards from there, including two present day Canadians looking for answers to a generations-old mystery.

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Great book. I enjoyed the main character‘s perspective on the gradual downfall of civilization. It was not as violent or as disturbing as some other books in this genre. The ending left things unresolved, but that did not bother me.

CouronneDhiver I always start out pronouncing that title as if it‘s a French word... 😆 Gets me every time! 7mo
Jaimelire @CouronneDhiver 😂 I do that all the time! 7mo
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