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Joined May 2016

The 🇨🇦 1/2 of the Literary Hoarders
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This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
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Dual Citizens | Alix Ohlin
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Next up!

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Jumped into this series starting with this one, #4. A great new series with a great female lead for me to keep on reading! (Last night was only night nice enough to sit outside. Rest of weekend says 🌧️☔🌧️

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Gorgeous writing. No extra embellishment needed just piercing and stunning use of language/words.

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"He was only nine but had already mastered the dialect of damaged American fathers." (After being told to speak English and to look at him when he was talking, on the bus to school)

erzascarletbookgasm Look forward to your thoughts, it‘s on my radar 😊 1w
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This was wonderful! I gave it 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A perfect summer book. It kicked off my #20BooksofSummer

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Loving this so far! What a perfect summer read! #20BooksofSummer

Isn't this a great cover too?

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The Bell | Iris Murdoch
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Never really did get into this at all. 😞

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Extinctions | Josephine Wilson
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Mehso-so

This was not bad. I felt like there was a bit too much going on inside and I didn't like the big shift in story at the end or its abrupt ending. So yeah, just okay.

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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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My dear goodness! The descriptions and depictions of women in 1952 were quite something! She sure wasn't pretty but boy could she keep a clean house! 😳

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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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I'm kicking off my #20BooksofSummer (and the GR Group Reading With Style seasonal challenge) with the chunky EAST OF EDEN! I bought this beautiful Penguin Orange Collection edition years ago at the Penguin Shop in Toronto, but I heard only fantastic things about the audio narration. So I fired up my Audible again and will have ~27 hours of it to treat my ears. 🙂 (So far so good, it sounds like I'm watching an old movie)

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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This was my May reading. Mediocre at 7 books. I chalk a lot of that up to reading the beast Lethal White! The only book this month to earn a 5-star. I loved it. My favourite of the series.

The two I didn't like at all were Sleepless Night (2-stars) and This Must Be the Place (3-stars). I gave The Wonders of Daniel Green 3-stars as well because I just liked, not loved it. The rest are 4-star reads but Lethal White was the clear winner here! 😉

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 7 books that's great! 💖📚💖 2w
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The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot
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I'm having a dilemma. Which book do I start the #20BooksofSummer, Reading with Style and Reading Women challenges with?

Do I start with one of the classics? This stack of great Canadian fiction? Or the other two which sound really great too?

I need help deciding! Which one would you choose?

Tamra So hard to choose, they all look wonderful! 2w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Tamra oh come on Tamra! You're no help here! 😂😂 2w
Tamra @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I know!!! I read Mill on the Floss long ago and recall enjoying, but I like “moldy oldies.” 😜 2w
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Tamra I was actually thinking of starting with that one. I do want to read all of them, but just can't decide which one to start with! 2w
cathysaid Moldy vote over here as well. 🙋‍♀️ Can‘t go wrong with Eliot! @Tamra 2w
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umbrellagirl I vote for the orange 🐧 penguin 2w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Ok. I was told earlier to go with East of Eden too @umbrellagirl @DivineDiana and Mill in the Floss is my most recent bookstore purchase @cathysaid ! So I'm clearly going to kick off my summer reading v 2w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Ah!!! Kick off my summer reading challenges with the classics!! 2w
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Extinctions | Josephine Wilson
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Finally!! A night where we can actually sit outside and enjoy the patio! A beautiful night out here! Extinctions with a local white wine called Big Bluff White from Viewpointe Winery. Blissful!!

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Meteorites: Stories | Julie Paul
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Great collection of short stories. Most felt distinctly Canadian.

Tamra Love that cover! 2w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Tamra it's beautiful right?!? 😍 2w
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The Bell | Iris Murdoch
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After searching and searching, I've settled on this for my audiobook.

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Extinctions | Josephine Wilson
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I'm going to start reading this tonight. #ebook #kobo

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Meteorites: Stories | Julie Paul
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I'm.working on finishing this collection. Great short stories - not a dud in the pile yet! #CanLit

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Spelling Mistake | Morgana Best
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Was stuck waiting for a train to pass and this sign was making me twitch!! My husband would not pull over, and put me on his shoulders so I could remove an O. 😂

Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣🧳🙌🏽 3w
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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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Going to finish this one in paper because I cannot stand one more minute with the audio. The narrators are not good (for me) and I'm.starting to hate on the book because of it. I have 200 pages left and would really rather be reading something else. 😕

KarenUK I LOVE this book! Hope you enjoy it more on paper.....🤞 3w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @KarenUK ok thanks Karen! I'm hoping it is better in paper for sure!! I just have to wipe clear from my head the audio experience. ☺️ 3w
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Loved it. 5-stars for this one because it's my favourite of the series. Now impatiently waiting for the next instalment. (Same for Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley series!)

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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So I was only able to get so far in listening to this one before it was due back to the library. Luckily I bought the hardcover as soon as it came out, so I'm finishing in paper format. Only 450 pages left! 🤣

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Sleepless Night | Margriet de Moor
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Not that great for me. 😏

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Sleepless Night | Margriet de Moor
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So happy the weather guys were wrong!! They said it was going to be a crap long weekend and it's not! It's beautiful outside and I'm thrilled to be able to get patio reading done!!

Melissa_J It‘s not very nice here 😢 It‘s not very warm and it‘s overcast. Tomorrow we are expecting a lot of rain ☔️ 1mo
AmyG We had snow, rain, sleet, hail and sun...all today. 😳 1mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Melissa_J I think tomorrow we're supposed to have thunderstorms. 🙁 I'm happy to have at least one day out here! 1mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders @AmyG oh no!! 🤪🤪 1mo
AmyG Oh please... now it‘s snowing. Life in the Rocky Mountains. I envy you reading outside! (edited) 1mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @AmyG 😲😲 that's crazy!! 1mo
JSW It‘s pouring here. 1mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @JSW that's what it's supposed to do tomorrow and what it was doing early this morning. 😩 1mo
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Sleepless Night | Margriet de Moor
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This is a novella I should be able to complete today. It will also get me back on the #ReadingWomen challenge wagon!

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This is my next library book. Am I in the mood for it though? It's 560 pages of densely typed pages. I want to read it. But do I want to read it Now?

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You Will Be Safe Here | Damian Barr
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It's disturbing though that we continuously repeat history, destroy human spirit and yet human spirit always rises. If you close your eyes to the dates in the book (1901) it could be that you're reading about current affairs.

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You Will Be Safe Here | Damian Barr
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I'm going in....

Tashreads Loved it! Hope you do too 😍 1mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Tashreads I only hear amazing things about it! So I'm sure it'll be one I live too. 🤞 1mo
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A wonderful piece of storytelling! A lot of Greek mythology which I'm not 100% knowledgeable about, but it didn't take away from how much I enjoyed this one. Sometimes reminded me of Songs for the Cold of Heart which is a great thing!

Traci1 That cover is lovely. ❤ 1mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Traci1 it really is! It fits perfectly aspects inside so that makes me so happy that the cover designer gave it thought and consideration! 🤩 1mo
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This has been very good so far (only on page 22)

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A good story but I felt there was a lot going on inside it! ⭐⭐⭐

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I only have 7 days to listen to this behemoth! That would require plenty of driving around! Good thing I have the hardcover to finish when my borrow expires. There's no way I can finish it in audio in a mere 7 days? But having Robert Glenister's voice in my ears again is fantastic!

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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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Listening to this starting today. CDs so I don't have to fight with my Bluetooth disconnecting! 👍

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Starting this one ....

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The Woman in the Dark | Vanessa Savage
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Alrighty, I'll give it a 3.75 star rating. While this is filled to the brim of every overused trope, plot device and twists - chock full!! - those pages were turning quickly. I burned through this one and wanted to find out how it ended, even though I knew already. It was a good book club book but I've got to be done for a long, long time with the thriller/suspense books! 😊😊

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The Woman in the Dark | Vanessa Savage
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I'm on page 58 (of 345) and I have a strong suspicion I know exactly how this is going to go. I need to put those thoughts aside and just read it though. Give it a chance, give it room to breathe. Please don't be as predictable as I think I see it being. 🙏

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A great rom-com story. If you need a happy read, this is a good one. Reminded me of Leap Year with Amy Adams and a mix of When You Were Sleeping and The Proposal with Sandra Bullock. 😊😊

rubyslippersreads I ❤️ that cover! 2mo
UwannaPublishme One of my favorite books! 🙌🏻 2mo
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xxjenadanxx I really enjoyed this one. 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @xxjenadanxx a very enjoyable story for sure! 2mo
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Enjoying sitting outside tonight! Still finding out what the readers of Broken Wheel are recommending while sipping on a Pelee Lighthouse Riesling. 👍😊 Hubbie's beer is Czechvar.

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The Woman in the Dark | Vanessa Savage
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Our in-person picked this one for our June meeting. I'll be reading it soon, as soon as I finish The Broken Wheel book.

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So my audio borrow expired and others were waiting, so I'll finish with my paper copy. It was a very good audio!

JSW Such a sweet book. 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @JSW I was really enjoying in audio! 2mo
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A Deceptive Devotion | Iona Whishaw
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This one, and #4 It Begins in Betrayal are my favourites in this series. I love the people in King's Cove and they delight me to no end.

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A Deceptive Devotion | Iona Whishaw
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Cracking the new Winslow case with my favourite fictional friends - Lane, Darling and Ames.

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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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Really good one! Lots of foreboding and atmosphere. A tension filled thrilling ending. I shed a tear even at the end, which I thought was quite beautiful, but I won't say for whom I shed that tear. Might give too much away. 👍

Tamra Oh this sounds good! Dark. 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Tamra 👍 it is good!! 2mo
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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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Right? How can this not turn out to be an awesome read?

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The Glass Woman | Caroline Lea
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Library hold came in! Lots of others want to read it too so I have 7 days only to read.

DivineDiana You can do it! Must be a good one! 🙂 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @DivineDiana sure do hope so! It sounds great! 2mo
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This is going well in audio for me!

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Bailedbailed

Oh man I bailed on this one 😟 Disturbing scenes and disturbing language - words I couldn't dismiss because thats how they talked before. The more I read the less I was enjoying. So I called it quits.

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Naomi at Consumed by Ink gave this one high marks and it sounds like something I definitely need to read.

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Heat Wave | Maureen Jennings
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This was really great! A great new series by Jennings with a fantastic female character, Charlotte Frayne, and featuring Detective Murdoch.

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Heat Wave | Maureen Jennings
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New in today from the library.

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Talk to Me | John Kenney
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This was ok. Not as great for sure as Truth in Advertising. This is a scathing take on the sad state of our lives today consumed by social media and fake shaming news. It's also a whine about the downfall of the poor old white man? I loved the humour in TIA more than the darkness and millennial blaming rant in TTM

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