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Jaimelire

Jaimelire

Joined November 2016

Life long love affair with books.
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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! 1w
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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 😍🌞😍 2w
Jaimelire @readingjedi thanks! The sunsets are so beautiful in Mazatlan. We got some really amazing photos. (edited) 1w
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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? 2w
Jaimelire @PickwickPlockPlock I read Shades of Grey. 1w
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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 👍🏽 2w
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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! 1mo
Severnmeadows I read her A long way to a small angry planet first 😊 (edited) 1mo
Jaimelire @Severnmeadows I will try Becky Chambers!
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Pickpick

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! 2mo
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Dragon 💕 2mo
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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! 2mo
Jaimelire @CoffeeNBooks I plan to read more. Fun read and I love all the great recipes🍪 2mo
Leftcoastzen Cookie!🍪 2mo
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Mehso-so

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. 3mo
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. 3mo
Aswenson Pillars👏🏻 of 👏🏻 the 👏🏻 Earth. One of my all time favorites. 3mo
Jaimelire @DebReads4fun @Mtroiano @Melissa_J @Aswenson Thanks! Pillars of the Earth it shall be👍 (edited) 3mo
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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! 3mo
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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 3mo
Jaimelire @Dragon Me too! He is one of my all time favourite characters. 3mo
Dragon I‘m looking forward to reading your review of this book. 😀🐉 3mo
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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! 4mo
Jaimelire @CouronneDhiver 😂 I do that all the time! 4mo
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Caroline: Little House, Revisited | Sarah Elizabeth Miller
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I read the Little House on the Prairie books when I was younger and loved them. But as an adult and mother, I often wondered about Caroline. What it would have been like for her. This book was amazing. I was drawn right in and really enjoyed the story from her perspective. I recommend this book to anyone who loved the original books.👍

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Official start to March break begins with a trip to the library and a chai tea. This week I plan to ski, go to the hot springs, eat lots of good food and read, read,read♥️⛷📚☕️

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Second book in this series and I really enjoyed it. Maybe even more than the first. Everything I love in a fiction novel...a mystery, set just after WWII, Canadian history and well written characters. And her knowledge of the region and its past are evident throughout the book. I will most definitely read #3 very soon.👍

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Loved it! Moving right on to the second book in this series. The Canadian setting, the fact that it takes place right after WWII and the mystery, all add up to a very enjoyable read. Now I drink my tea and read more of this series☕️

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Sunday dinner...panini, salad and red wine + book. Sometimes life is just perfect! 🍷

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Another freezing, cold day. What else is a girl to do besides drink hot tea and curl up with a really good book? ☕️So far I am enjoying the first book in this series. I love the setting, near Nelson BC, and the story is well written.

Dragon We used to go shopping in Nelson when I was a kid , I will have to read this one 😀🐉 5mo
robinb I‘ve been meaning to start this series forever...I have the book, just need to move it up the list! 5mo
Jaimelire @Dragon Nelson is so lovely. My brother used to live there and got married there. 5mo
Jaimelire @robinb I am glad I discovered it. Worth reading. 5mo
robinb @Jaimelire 👍😊 5mo
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Cruelest Month | Louise Penny
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Book number 3 in the Inspector Gamache series did not disappoint. I binge read most of it today, in bed, in my pyjamas. I love the way Louise Penny gave readers some insight into Inspector Gamache‘s past. And I always look forward to visiting the little town of a Three Pines and it‘s quirky inhabitants. Another thumbs up for Louise Penny‘s perfect cozy mystery series.👍👍👍. Off to bed I go. Night everyone😴

Nebklvr I love this series 5mo
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Finished this one a while back but forgot to rate it. I give it a thumbs up. It had me reading late into the night. It kept me guessing until the end, which is always good for a mystery book. Now back to my grilled cheese and tomato soup lunch 🥣

Grrlbrarian Yum! My fave lunch! 6mo
Jaimelire @Grrlbrarian Best comfort food on a freezing cold day. 6mo
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It‘s super cold so I am hibernating with a cozy mystery. I am really loving the Inspector Gamache books. Right up there with Agatha Christie. And being a French Canadian girl myself, I absolutely love the setting.

Bookwormjillk Love these books 6mo
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Cold Plague | Daniel Kalla
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Medical thriller, lots of action, fast paced adventure. So, pretty much what I was in the mood for👍. Off to return this one to the library and pick up a few more treasures.

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I give this book a so-so because I figured out the plot twist/family secret very early on. So it kind of took away from my enjoyment of the book. On to the next one!

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Carnegie's Maid: A Novel | Marie Benedict
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Historical fiction which gave me a bit of insight into Carnegie‘s life, which I knew nothing about. I feel it was quite clever of the author to make up a fictional character, his maid, as the explanation for his philanthropy. Well written, entertaining and informative. 👍

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I think I may be in the minority with this one, but I did not love this book. I found myself skimming through many of the descriptions of the over-the-top opulence. I also felt like many of the characters were so shallow and self-centred that it got to be a bit much after a while. Yes, you are all filthy rich...blah, blah. The only redeeming quality could have been the central character, Rachel, but I did not really connect with her either.

zezeki I didn't quite like this one either. 7mo
Laura317 Same. Maybe the movie will be better. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
Jaimelire @Laura317 Yep, my husband and I plan to watch it today. (edited) 7mo
Gezemice I enjoyed it but yeah, the uberrichness got old. I have listened, mostly while doing errands so that probably helped. The narrator was pretty good. 7mo
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On our way to visit the new Calgary public library...pit stop at Grumman‘s deli for Montreal smoke meat poutine! Books and poutine, doesn‘t get much better! 😍

JacqMac I haven‘t been to the new library yet. The teen has gone and he raves about it. I think it might be on the agenda for next week. 7mo
Jaimelire @JacqMac it‘s stunning. I didn‘t even notice the books for the first 20 minutes, the architecture is really breathtaking. And the children‘s area is amazing. Totally worth a look. We spent all afternoon. (edited) 7mo
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The new public library in Calgary....simply amazing!

LauraBeth Stunning! 😍😍 7mo
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Glass Ocean | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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Great story. I enjoyed the three perspectives and who doesn‘t love historical fiction set on a glamorous ship that you know is going to sink❤️
I have a few hours before my Christmas guests arrive, so I am taking a little tea break☕️

Lcsmcat Beautiful tea cup! 7mo
Jaimelire @Lcsmcat thanks, my mom got me a set of four different ones from an antique store. I love them so much! 7mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Santa brought me a book I have been wanting to read for a while! ♥️🎅🏼
Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel to everyone on Litsy.

Lcsmcat Joyeux Noël! 7mo
Dragon Merry Christmas! Joyeaux Noel! 💚🐉🎄 7mo
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Glass Ocean | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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Having time off during the Christmas holidays means I can spend hours reading.❤️ This afternoon I managed to get through half of this lovely story and plan to continue after dinner. My son and husband are also being book worms today. Love it.

CouronneDhiver That‘s a good one! 👍🏽 7mo
Jaimelire @CouronneDhiver I‘m almost done. Totally loving it❤️ (edited) 7mo
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New Earth | Ben Bova
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I did enjoy this book, although it was not one of my favourite sci-fi novels. It lacked something. Maybe a little more action and a few more twists to the plot? Anyways, on to my next read.

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New Earth | Ben Bova
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A new sci-fi author for me. I was up until midnight reading. Now it‘s morning and I have to work, but all I want to do is stay home and read! 📚

RJHowe I was on a panel with him a few years ago. Great and kind guy. Love his corpus. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 7mo
Jaimelire @RJHowe lucky you! 7mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I loved the first half of this book. But unfortunately, the end felt rushed and left me a little disappointed. I would, however, recommend it to fans of “Handmaid‘s Tale” and give it a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I have a couple of hours to myself before family comes over to help us decorate the tree. Even with no decorations on it, it‘s still soothing to look at. Tea, ginger bread men and a book. Perfect☕️

Courtneyjo_reads I loved this book!! 8mo
Jaimelire @Courtneyjo_reads it‘s really good so far. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really want to read this one!! 8mo
Jaimelire @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s worth reading 👍 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jaimelire thank you 🙌🏻❤️ 8mo
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

😍😍😍😍😍😍Margaret Atwood is going to write a sequel to “Handmaid‘s Tale”.
Now that is exciting news in my world.

RaimeyGallant I know! 8mo
Ashtasic Whhhhaaaaatttt?!!!! I'm so happy 😍🤯😆 8mo
Jaimelire @Ashtasic right! 8mo
wxxifan When is it due out? 7mo
Jaimelire @wxxifan I read somewhere Sept. 2019 7mo
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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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The setting, Morocco in the 1950s, was the best part of this story. The writing was beautiful, but the story itself left me a bit cold. I did not connect with the main characters.
So I give it 3/5 stars.
Because of the setting I will give it a pick.

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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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Sometimes a relaxing soak in a hot bath with a good book is needed. Tonight is one of those times! 🛁

Lindy Oooh, taking a library book into the bath... you live dangerously! 8mo
Jaimelire @Lindy I sure do!😉 8mo
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Nice, cozy mystery. I will probably read more from this series. It was a bit repetitive in some places and I felt the ending was rushed, but overall an enjoyable read. 3.5/5 stars.

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Trying out a Daisy Dalrymple Mystery. So far it fits perfectly into the category of cozy, British mystery....which I love❤️ Perfect for snowy Sunday morning.
Also thinking of all those Canadian men and women who gave their lives in WWI and WWII. Reading historical fiction and history books has made me especially sensitive to the sacrifice these young men and women made.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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This is one crazy ride of a reading experience. Had me up in the middle of the night, telling myself to go to sleep but unable to stop. Action packed; this book is a quick read. Not sure how I feel about the ending, but overall I really enjoyed it. 👍

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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That was a fast paced, fun sci-fi and I enjoyed every minute. I bought the paper back version for my teenage son and for my husband to read. Now I am moving on to another sci-fi....Dark Matter. Hope it‘s as good.

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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I have read many reviews for this book on Litsy and it was the first thing I saw when walking into my local library...so I signed it out. I intend to spend the next hour of my Sunday afternoon reading and drinking a nice glass of wine. 🍷

britt_brooke Nice - enjoy! 🍷 9mo
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