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KarynGood

KarynGood

Joined December 2016

Books, tea, blankets, and writing.
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Wolf Winter | Cecilia Ekb?ck
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I don‘t know why I like reading books set in winter during the winter but I do. And I really enjoyed this book. It wasn‘t an easy read, at least for me. I really liked Maija, a mother, a survivor and an overall take charge and do what needs to be done woman. And I get why the ending ended the way it did but that didn‘t stop me from wanting a neater now. 😀 But overall very intriguing read. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ s

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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I know I‘m late to the party loving this book. I thought it was gut wrenchingly honest and full of eye opening truths. The story and the characters are going to be with me for a long time. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ s

Louise Yup. Powerful book! 3y
KarynGood @Louise It sure was! 3y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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First book of 2020 and January‘s book club pick! I loved this book! So much. I loved the format, the characters, the setting, the writing, the tender hearted centre that was pitted against 70s rock ‘n roll. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ s!

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Happy belated birthday, @BookishTrish I sent you a gift but mailed it to myself. 🙄 It will be on its way to you shortly!

BookishTrish 😍😂😍😂 3y
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Thank you SO much, @BookishTrish !!!! I feel delightfully spoiled. My favourite brand of chocolate! I‘m not sure how you knew that I‘m a dill pickle enthusiast, but I‘m wearing that pin everywhere! And tea! I LOVE tea! And the books, of course! I cannot wait to dive into those stories! 💕 🙏 Merry Christmas!!! #poutinepenpals #canuckchristmasswap

BookishTrish This makes me so happy. I‘m glad you liked your gifts! Happy Christmas xoxo 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Haha you definitely got spoiled! ❤💚 3y
mcctrish WOW!!! An awesome bookish haul 3y
PurpleyPumpkin What a wonderful gift package! Looks like you're spoiled for choice for your new year reading.🎄 3y
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Greenglass House | Kate Milford
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A package arrived!!! So excited for December 24th!!!!#CanuckChristmasSwap #poutinepenpals

Pricel101 Yay!! 🥰🎄🎁📖 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego And thank you for the lovely card & book mark. 🎅🏼 3y
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Arctic Sun | Annabeth Albert
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The package is on it‘s way! #poutinepenpals #canuckchristmasswap

BookishTrish Love your drawing! 3y
Pricel101 What a great decorating touch! 🎄❤️👌 3y
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Flowers from the Storm | Laura Kinsale
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Oh. My. Gosh. This book! I loved everything about it. @Christy2318 it‘s found it‘s place on my all time favourite list too. And Nicholas Boulton did a fabulous job narrating. #maddygirl #favouriteherione #favouritehero

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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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I really enjoyed this book! It was an interesting weaving of unlikely characters as they come together to preserve history in the sleepy little village of Chawton immediately following the Second World War. They all have their own trauma to work through and are avid readers, especially of Austen, which brings them together. Definitely recommend! #arc #thejaneaustensociety #may2020

sprainedbrain Oooooh. This looks right up my alley... off to check NetGalley! 3y
KarynGood @sprainedbrain I hope you get it! 3y
sprainedbrain @KarynGood I just approved. So excited! 🥳 3y
KarynGood @sprainedbrain Can‘t wait to hear what you think!!!! 3y
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Whiteout | Adriana Anders
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I enjoyed this one, which I was an #arc I was lucky to get from #netgalley. I don‘t know why I like reading books with a cold, frigid winter setting when I‘m living winter in real time, but I do! Action packed right to the end. Loved reading about a research station in Antarctica! Well fleshed out characters! Great pacing! #romanticsuspense

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Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn
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Oh my gosh, this book was the best and I‘m so glad I was able to read an advance reader copy! It was exactly to book I needed to read! Sweet, thoughtful and emotionally satisfying. AND a heroine who designs planners and calendars and all the things I love! 😍I can‘t say enough good things about this book! 5 ⭐️s! #arc #kensingtonbooks #netgalley #kateclayborn #newtomeauthor

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I really enjoyed this book! It was quite different from anything I‘ve read - format wise. There‘s no plot that I figured out, it‘s more a revelation of facts and occurrences and what happens in post-Georgian flu world to a specific collection of people. I don‘t know how else to explain it. The characters are compelling. The writing thought provoking! I suspect I‘ll be thinking of this book for quite some time... 4 ⭐️s

KarynGood @debbiegrillo Sounds intriguing!!!! 3y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Really, really glad I got my flu shot! 🤣

teebe 💙this book 3y
KarynGood Loving it so far, @teebe!!! 3y
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Such a great book! Engaging characters, excellent pacing, and engrossing plot. I loved Nina‘s character. And, as with The Alice Network, it was empowering to read about a world war from a female perspective. 5 ⭐️s! #favouriteauthor

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Flowers from the Storm | Laura Kinsale
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#XmasFaves #CanuckChristmasSwap. 🎅 Women‘s Fiction (Do we still call it that? 🙃), Psychological Thrillers 😳, Historical Romance ❤️ 🎅 Tea ☕️ hot chocolate, vodka...but mostly tea 🎅 socks, pens, anything with a book quote on it 🎅 lip balm 🎅 dark chocolate 🎅The Holiday 🎅 notebooks, notecards - anything really 😀

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Some lovely mail the last few days from my #poutinepenpals! It‘s cold and snowy here in Saskatchewan and these made my day brighter!

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Envy | Sandra Brown
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Had to bail on this one. The hero is a bully and jerk and I‘m starting to root for the bad guy. 🤣

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Trickster Drift | Eden Robinson
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Oh my gosh, I enjoyed this book as much as Son Of A Trickster. Eden Robinson is a master at quirky, witty, and the supernatural. #readthenorth #recommend #EdenRobinson

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Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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I loved this book! Eden Robinson‘s way with dialogue had me chuckling even when situations in the book were definitely not amusing. There was humour, there was depth to the characters, there was all the feels. #readthenorth #gillarprizefinalst #favourite #octoberread

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For My Lady's Heart | Laura Kinsale
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I enjoyed this medieval romance. And I really enjoy the narrator, Nicholas Boulton! Unlikable heroines are hard, but I liked Melanthe. I like that in this book it wasn‘t a tortured hero but a deeply damaged heroine that had to find her way. And it was dark, and I enjoyed that too! #medievalromance #octoberread

Christy2318 I love Kinsale and this one was really good. I wish she would start writing again. 3y
KarynGood @Christy2318 I read a lot of good things about Flowers In The Storm. Have you read it? 3y
Christy2318 @karyngood YES!!!! I read it when it first came out and several times since then. It‘s one of my all time favorite historical romances. 3y
KarynGood @Christy2318 You convinced me! 😀 I‘ll read it next!!!!! 3y
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I really enjoyed the first two thirds of this book but the last third lost something for me. Having said that, it gave me lots to think about...

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Before I Let You Go | Kelly Rimmer
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This book is breaking my heart.

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Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
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Thank you so much, @FantasyChick It arrived and I can‘t wait to read it. #poutinepenpals 📚💕😊

FantasyChick Yay! Happy it made it there! I loved this book when I read it so I hope you enjoy 😊😊 3y
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Indianlovepoems | Tenille Campbell
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This is a wonderful book of poetry! It‘s playful, evocative and thought provoking. #readthenorth #canlit #canadianpoetry 🇨🇦

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The sign of a great book! Yes, I‘m that person. I believe beloved books should look tattered and worn. I loved this book. All the feels and excellent writing. Sarah MacLean has a gift for storytelling and a talent for craft. Sigh, I don‘t know what to do with myself now that I‘ve finished Hattie and Whit‘s story. Move onto the next book, I suppose! 😀. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ‘s

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House of Shadows | Nicola Cornick
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This one got off to a bit of a slow start for me. It took awhile for the three stories to tie together but I love time-slip novels and I find sometimes they require a bit of patience. I loved the medieval part of the story the best. I was captivated by Elizabeth and Craven‘s story. The style reminded me a bit of Susanna Kearsley. And the narrators did an excellent job! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Andrew65 I enjoyed this one. 3y
KarynGood @Andrew65 I did too. I had known nothing about the Winter Queen. 3y
Andrew65 @KarynGood It was a great story covering some history I knew little about. 3y
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Thank you for the birthday wishes @teebe and @PurpleyPumpkin and the gifts! I‘ve been wanting to read this book !!! and the postcards are the best!!! #poutinepenpals

PurpleyPumpkin Yay for birthdays! Enjoy!💜🎂🎈🎉 3y
KarynGood @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you! I can‘t wait to read the book! 3y
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King's Man | Elizabeth Kingston
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Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, bookmarks, and the book! Can‘t wait to get started, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego #poutinepenpals are the best!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! Happy bday! 🎂 3y
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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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I just love getting mail and I‘ve been blessed these last couple of weeks! Thanks @mcctrish We are reading Station Eleven for book club next season and I am very excited! Thanks for the cards @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @sherryvdh @Pricel101 and @PurpleyPumpkin I can‘t wait to get back to you!

mcctrish Yay! It arrived 3y
KarynGood @mcctrish, it did! I can‘t wait to read it!!!! 3y
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WhatWouldJaneDo I loved Station Eleven so much! I thought it was just beautiful, I bet it will be a great book club pick. 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Lovely!💜 3y
KarynGood @WhatWouldJaneDo I‘m really looking forward to it!!!!! 3y
KarynGood @PurpleyPumpkin I love #poutinepenpal mail! I see a envelope in the mailbox and I can‘t wait to open it! 3y
KarynGood @mcctrish It did!!!! And I‘m not sure how I didn‘t think of this solution to sending books! Thank you SO much!!!! 3y
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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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Here is my book haul from the Saskatchewan Festival of Words held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. I spent a lovely weekend listening to author readings, going to my first ever poetry slam, and attending a cookbook inspired rooftop dinner. #canlit #readthenorth #canadianauthors

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Protect the Prince | Jennifer Estep
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Not exactly out of my comfort zone as I often go out and about without make-up, but I often use filters for selfies. #nomakeup #nofilter #photochallenge

britt_brooke Beautiful! 3y
TheEllieMo Smiling and happy, lovely photo 3y
KarynGood @britt_brooke Thank you! 3y
KarynGood @TheEllieMo Thank you! 3y
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Protect the Prince | Jennifer Estep
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Can‘t wait to get started on this buddy read!

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House of Shadows | Nicola Cornick
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I‘ve been listening to this one for awhile, probably because I only listen to audiobooks in the car. Anyway, I‘m enjoying it. I like the narrator but partial to the historical part of the story rather than the contemporary part.

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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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I ❤️ 🇨🇦 Going into the Canada Day long weekend reading some #canlit! Been meaning to read this one for awhile and the time has come. #readthenorth #canadareads #winnergovernorgeneralsawardforfiction

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Listened to this debut YA by Canadian author Nafiza Azah and really enjoyed it. Engaging setting, complex characters, and plenty of action. #readthenorth

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Starting the day of right! Tea and a book. Here‘s to the weekend.

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At the Mountain's Edge | Genevieve Graham
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Saw this on Litsy and loved the beautiful cover! I thought that‘s a heroine I need to get to know! 😀 Really enjoying it so far. Very Canadian which I adore! #readthenorth

PurpleyPumpkin I haven't heard of this book, so thanks for posting! It's always great to find books that have a Canadian theme.🙌🏽 3y
KarynGood @PurpleyPumpkin It just keeps getting better an better! 😀 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Excellent! Stacked!📚 3y
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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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We‘re finishing up reading this delightful book! #specialneedsparent #rainyfridayread

stacybmartin It‘s so good - the movie is really cute, too! 💜 3y
KarynGood @stacybmartin We really enjoyed the movie too! 3y
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Long Shot | Kennedy Ryan
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Been a busy couple of weeks, but I‘m thankful for my #poutinepenpals for keeping it entertaining. Not much reading done the last little while, but on holidays as of Wednesday and I can‘t wait!

Pricel101 Writing my cards today!! Loved the card you sent me 😊 3y
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Long Shot | Kennedy Ryan
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This book is wrecking me! ❤️ it!

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I don‘t know why I picked up this book. I didn‘t like The Woman In Cabin 10. The Death of Mrs. Westaway was too much of a slow unraveling for me. I skimmed parts. Although I liked Harriet! And the tarot cards parts were my favourite!!! But there was also a lot of repetitious introspection that I had little patience for. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ s #april2019read

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I love getting mail! Thanks @mcctrish and @teebe you made my day! Stealing a few minutes to read some pages. Still enjoying the book! I‘m such a slow reader. 😂 #poutinepenpals

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This one has been on my TBR pile for awhile and it‘s time to get it read. 😀

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Pen pal mail! I‘d forgotten what a joy it is get letters and cards in the mail! 😀 🇨🇦 #poutinepenpals

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The Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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I really enjoyed this book! In order to survive the harsh slums of Paris in the late 19th century, sisters Antoinette and Marie face harsh choices. It broke my heart at times. But it was also hopeful and I think a look at what women can overcome when we support each other. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s #bookclubapril2019

Pricel101 I love books like this! Stacked!📚 3y
KarynGood @Pricel101 Can‘t wait to read what you think of it! 3y
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The Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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The book is kind of breaking my heart! But it‘s so good. I‘m about halfway done and need to finish up for book club on Friday. Can‘t wait to talk about this book! #bookclubread #canadianauthour

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The Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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Ready to go! I just need stamps. #poutinepenpals 🇨🇦

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The Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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The Painted Girls is our April book club pick. I can‘t wait to read it! #bookclubread #aprilread2019 #canadianauthor #readthenorth

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Must take a break before I read anymore Sarah MacLean because it‘s time for a buddy read of The Cruel Prince! I‘m really looking forward to this one. I hope it‘s the perfect book to keep me company while my husband is away on a golfing trip. #march2019

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Hustled my way through One Good Earl Deserves a Lover and am almost done No Good Duke! I love Sarah MacLean‘s writing. She‘s one of the best romance authors out there! Although luckily there are many talented authors in this genre and I shall never run out of great stories to read! #march2019

robinb She is one of the best...love her too! 4y
DGRachel She's the reason I got back into reading historical romance novels. I hadn't read one in decades before I picked up one of hers! She's awesome. :) 4y
KarynGood @robinb Her writing is so clever! 4y
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KarynGood @DGRachel Same! I read a lot of Johanna Lindsay years ago and not much since then. But I‘m sure enjoying her books. 4y
robinb @KarynGood @DGRachel She IS clever AND witty. Also love Tessa Dare and Lisa Kleypas for the same reason. ❤️❤️ (edited) 4y
KarynGood @robinb I will definitely check those authors out!!! 4y
robinb @KarynGood Would love to hear what you think of them! 😊 4y
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