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TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs

Joined September 2016

"When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.”
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ZooZical | Judy Sierra
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1. There are three zoos within an hour drive!
2. We have a membership to the Toronto Zoo, and we absolutely love it! Last visit was probably 3-4 weeks ago.
3. Wolves! The Arctic Wolves at Toronto are awesome (there are pups!), but I also miss the Timber Wolves 🐺
4. In zoo/sanctuary settings, yes. Wombats, Koalas, Kangaroos, Crocodiles, Snakes.
5. Thanks for the tag @CouronneDhiver 👋

@laurenslibrary #thursdaysurvey

CouronneDhiver T.O 🙌🏽🙌🏽 3d
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Welcome | Barroux
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Please welcome to Litsy one of my IRL book club friends!!! Head over to @Tungstensmum to say hi to Ashley and give her a follow 😁

#LitsyWelcomeWagon

Tungstensmum Thanks @LibrarianRyan!!! And thanks for the shoutout @TheKidUpstairs 4d
cobwebmoth @Tungstensmum Welcome to Litsy! 4d
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SW-T @Tungstensmum Welcome to Litsy 🎉 4d
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 14h
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1. Baby #3 (and girl #1), camping trip to Jacques Cartier next month, family vaca in Jamaica in December
2. I've been blasting this one: https://youtu.be/y2HywN1Zb2M
3. I used to dye my hair, and when I went backpacking in Australia the Outback heat/dry made the old, dry, previously dyed ends of my hair go a word shade of orange. I had to live with it for a couple months because I couldn't afford a proper cut.
4. Board games?
5. 👍

#HumpDayPost

Tungstensmum We really have to do a board game night soon. 5d
readordierachel Dig that song! 5d
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Ragged Company | Richard Wagamese
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Beautiful. This is not a fast paced, page turning, plot driven story. Rather it is about the characters, their pasts, presents, and futures, and the bonds of family they form together. And about the beauty and power of stories in all forms. Wagamese clearly had so much love and respect for these characters he created.

And that wraps up my second quarter for #Booked2019 (Indigenous Author)!
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job—I love all the suggestions I‘m gaining from this prompt. 👊🏻📚✔️ 4d
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This might be a different type of #commitment than you were thinking, but my first thought on seeing the prompt this morning was of women committed to mental institutions, and the line "you walk from breakfast to madness"

#PoetryMatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😍😍 6d
readordierachel Well played. I love her poetry. 6d
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War and Peace: World Classics | Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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From Leo's Toystore by Warren somebody...

#Doctor #QuotsyJune19 @TK-421

HOTPock3tt Lol 6d
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Who's got really good YA suggestions for my book club? We're meeting tonight, and I think we're leaning towards picking something YA for our next meeting 😁

Thanks in advance!

Cailey_Mac I really liked A Curse So Dark & Lonely, Nocturna, These Broken Stars and if you want a contemporary I really enjoyed Rayne and Delilah‘s Midnight Matinee 6d
mom2bugnbee Anything by John Green. I think that his newest, Turtles All the Way Down, is his best and would be great to discuss, but so would Looking for Alaska & Paper Towns. 6d
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Melissa_J You‘ve probably read it already but I‘d go with 6d
Stacy_31 One of my favorites reads so far this year- 6d
mom2bugnbee Other thoughts: anything by Becky Albertali and/or Adam Silvera (they each have several, plus one they wrote together). The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan is one of the best books I've read in recent years. Dante & Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Saaenz. Ruta Sepetys if you want historical fiction. (I have a 16yo & a 14yo, so there's a lot of YA in my house.) 6d
BookFreakOut My book club enjoyed Unwind, lots of discussion possibilities and it can stand alone (there are three others but they were written much later). 6d
LibrarianRyan I second Unwind. Fantastic book. Plus it is quite relevant to things happening today in the news. Think Handmaids tale. 6d
ShyBookOwl I third Unwind! So much to talk about in there. 6d
Laughterhp I think it‘s technically YA and it‘s really good! 6d
Laughterhp Or anything Sarah Dessen 💚 6d
TheKidUpstairs Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Small turnout tonight, so we'll be discussing next read online, but I've thrown a few of your suggestions into the ring! @Laughterhp @ShyBookOwl @LibrarianRyan @BookFreakOut @sherryvdh @mom2bugnbee @Stacy_31 @Melissa_J @Cailey_Mac @swishandflick 6d
Reggie I know it‘s a little late but it‘s pride month so maybe We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson or The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg. 6d
TheKidUpstairs @Reggie I didn't even think about it being Pride month! But two of our top three choices so far involve LGBTQ MCs, so it all comes together! And thanks for the recommendations, definitely adding this one to the TBR 6d
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This pregnancy has been difficult on my body, so I thought I'd sign up for round two of the #BookFitnessChallenge to try and rebuild my strength and help me get through this summer!

My #BFC goals:
📚 Read at least 6 books overall (1/week)
🤸‍♀️ 3.5 hrs/wk (30 min/day) of stretching/strength training, plus the same amount of walking
👍 write at least 3 times/wk, either creative or personal journaling

Who else is joining?

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 💙 Welcome aboard! And thanks for sharing. 7d
Megabooks Great goals!! 6d
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1. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club has really stuck with me.
2. I'm having trouble caring about my latest book club pick, The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe. I think it's just not for me.
3. The new Erin Morgenstern!
4. My usual goals: read at least 50 books, and read from a diverse selection of authors. I've already read 39 books, and am doing pretty well diversifying my picks!

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

audraelizabeth I use book riot's read harder challenge for diversity. 1w
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Ragged Company | Richard Wagamese
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"I guess some people carry their dreams around in their heads so long it gets so they can't stand it any longer and they make it into a story so others can share that dream. In a way it sets them free to dream other dreams. Bigger ones, maybe. Happier ones, too."

#Movie #QuotsyJune19 @TK-421

CouronneDhiver ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Just saying 1w
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SW-T 🙂🙂🙂 2w
Cathythoughts Love this ♥️ 2w
TheSpineView 💝 💝 I had not thought about the reading of tea leaves! 2w
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The Diviners | Margaret Laurence
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#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo (and @MinDea we miss you!!!)

1. I found out I'm having a baby girl!
2. The Bell Jar or The Eyre Affair
3. #WeTheNorth
4. Margaret Laurence's The Diviners

tournevis Congratulations! 2w
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 2w
Bookwormjillk Congratulations!! 2w
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LeahBergen Yayyy! Congratulations! 💕💕 2w
OrangeMooseReads Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈 2w
Nessavamusic Congrats!🎊 2w
Nute Congratulations! 2w
DebbieGrillo Congratulations 💗 2w
Theaelizabet Congratulations! ❤️ 2w
whatshesreadingnow Congrats!! 💕 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations! 2w
Laughterhp Congrats! 💚💚 2w
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 2w
mrp27 Congrats! 2w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I don't think I've ever cancelled plans specifically to read, but I have cancelled plans because I just don't feel up to socializing and subsequently spent that time reading!

#BookwormBingo
@EclecticReaders

EclecticReaders Very impressive!!! 2w
Bookwomble I've got one less than you, as I've never been to a book signing. As my favourite authors are dead, it'll be a while (hopefully!) before I can cross that one off 😊 2w
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 I miss our postal book club. Do you know of anyone who might be interested in starting it up again? 2w
TheKidUpstairs @CouronneDhiver Hey! I ended up signing up for one a couple months ago, we're heading into our last month so I'll see if anyone is interested in continuing. I'm sure adding one more reader to the mix would be no problem 😁 2w
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The Female Eunuch | Germaine Greer
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Canada Post | Jason Christie
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A little bit late going out, but this baby is on its way to you @Tianarose

#LMPBC #ReadtheNorth

Tianarose Yeah! 2w
Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs I still haven‘t gotten this book. 😫I‘m holding out that it will show up tomorrow. I‘m really hoping it didn‘t get lost. (edited) 4h
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TheSpineView Very appropriate for the prompt! 🤩 2w
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Ragged Company | Richard Wagamese
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Let's go Raptors!!! Great book to read and a (hopefully) great game to watch. The King in the North is coming for you, GSW!

#booksandballs #WeTheNorth

EchoLogical Also rooting for the Raptors! 2w
CouronneDhiver Best book ever. Just saying 2w
TheKidUpstairs @CouronneDhiver it was definitely a #blameitonCouronneDhiver pick! Loving it so far, so beautifully written. 2w
Theaelizabet Go Raptors! 2w
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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and this fit the bill. Not perfect, but fun and entertaining for sure!

And since a major catalyst for the action involves a video going viral on social media, I'm going to stretch and claim it for #Booked2019 - Social Media focus 😁
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen It‘s been claimed and processed!!!! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good stretch! Glad it was a fun read. 🎥 3w
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#Booked2019 Spring quarter update: 4 down, 2 to go!

AmyG Almost there! 4w
Cinfhen Yay!!!! I read the Gabrielle Union memoir for the same prompt!!! So good. 4w
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Cheers to escaping in the afternoon for a quiet tea and a good book. I read the first part of Jemisin's trilogy in January thanks to #NewYearWhoDis and @MeganAnn and this second book picks up with the same drive the first book ended with. No slowing down to awkwardly recap, just driving forward with the story👍

riversong153 I read this Trilogy and it was awesome! I read the first installment in January too! Happy Reading!! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @riversong153 thanks! Her world building is incredible. I found the style a bit difficult to get used to in the first book (mainly the sections using second person), but the writing is just so good that it didn't take long to get hooked. 1mo
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Henry made me LOL with that one.

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1. Reading Rainbow, or one no one else seems to remember called Zoobilee Zoo @BarbaraTheBibliophage

2. Travel more. Write. @Melissa_J

3. Usually go with my gut! @emtobiasz

4. Margaret Atwood @youneverarrived

5. From Electric Lit on FB: What was the last book you read that left you with a powerful sense of ambiguity? Not sure if you liked it, but it still sticks with you?

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

CoffeeK8 My brother and I used to watch Zoobilie zoo! I loved that show 2mo
AsYouWish Birdbox, I think I ended up liking it but I wasn‘t sure while reading it. 2mo
emtobiasz This one is really sticking with me: 2mo
paulfrankspencer Hitchhiker's Guide series 2mo
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It's been a roller coaster life lately. Just as I was starting to get a handle on pregnancy #3, life was rocked yet again. Just over a week ago we made the difficult decision to say goodbye to one of the best reading buddies a girl could ask for. Monty had been diagnosed with lymphoma in October, and the fighter in him outlived his prognosis by 3.5 months. But in the end, it was time to say goodbye. There's an empty place in our home.

xicanti I‘m so sorry. This is an awful thing to process, even when you know it was the right thing. *hugs* 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @xicanti thank you. It's tough when the right thing to do also breaks your heart. 2mo
cobwebmoth I'm very sorry for your loss. *hugs* 2mo
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Sarah83 Hugs 😘 2mo
Jas16 I am so sorry 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ❤️❤️ Im so sorry. The right decision was done out of love. So sorry. 2mo
tournevis 😿😿😿 2mo
Rudis I‘m so sorry for your loss. Your furry friend was lucky to have someone as compassionate as you in their life ❤️ 2mo
MallenNC I'm so sorry for your loss. It is hard, but you have to know you made the right decision for him. Thinking of you. 2mo
TheLibrarian So sorry for your loss. *hugs* ❤️ 2mo
Naj *hugs* 💖 2mo
LizzieChantree Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. 2mo
Emilymdxn I am so sorry. Sending love and good wishes. It sounds like you loved your furry companion so much and gave him the best life he could have wanted 2mo
Sarah24 I'm so sorry. Ita so hard when they're part of the family x 2mo
Mollyanna So sorry for your loss. 💔 2mo
julesG So sorry for your loss. 😘 2mo
LibrarianRyan 😔😔 2mo
mom2bugnbee I'm so sorry. I'm glad that Monty had such wonderful humans to care for him while he was here. ♥ 2mo
irre Sorry for your loss 💕 2mo
rretzler So sorry for your loss! It must have been a very difficult decision. I know a little of what you might be going through - we had to say goodbye to my cat of 14 years a week before my younger son was born. You and your family have my deepest sympathies. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m sorry for your loss 2mo
That-Bookish-Hiker So sorry for your lost. 2mo
wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 💔🐶🌈 2mo
Cathythoughts Ah that‘s very hard ... what a beautiful pet ♥️ 2mo
AmyG I am so sorry for your loss. He was a handsome guy. ❤️ (edited) 2mo
Izai.Amorim Very sorry for your loss... 2mo
Laura317 😞💔 2mo
TheSpineView So sorry!💔😥 2mo
JoScho Sending so much love 🖤 2mo
daena I‘m so sorry. 2mo
BookwormAHN So sorry for your loss, sending hugs 💔 2mo
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss. They are not just animals but a family member in their own right. Sending you lots of love and hugs and support. 😘😘😘😘😘😘📚📖 2mo
mrp27 💔💔 2mo
Redwritinghood Sorry for your loss. 💔💔 2mo
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss. 2mo
ProfReader Pets are family member; I know how you feel because I‘ve been there...sending 💗 your way. 2mo
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 2mo
mydearwatson I‘m so sorry :-(. 2mo
SW-T I‘m so very sorry for your loss. 😢💕 2mo
JennyM Take good care of yourself 😘 2mo
Nute Pets are such a huge part of the family and we mourn for them when they leave us.💔The decision to part from them is no easier even when it is necessary and the right thing to do, but it is out of love and compassion. Sending hugs your way.💕 2mo
Nute Pets are such a huge part of the family. We mourn for them when they leave us.💔 The decision to say goodbye isn‘t any easier even when it is necessary, but is out of love and compassion. Sending many hugs your way!💕 2mo
Nute Pets are such a huge part of the family. 2mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. 💔 2mo
CuriousG What a terrible time for you - having a loved pet no longer with you each day is heartbreaking! Try to take care 💙 2mo
Mariposa_Bookworm I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔 2mo
Tamra 😢 So difficult. 2mo
MaureenMc 💗💗 2mo
Reggie Oh no, I‘m so sorry. 2mo
DGRachel That's heartbreaking. I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. {{hugs}} 2mo
rabbitprincess I'm so sorry ♥️♥️ 2mo
absolutebookish I am so sorry for your loss. 2mo
Purrfectpages So sorry for your loss, from one fur mom to another. 2mo
kspenmoll So so sorry you had to say good bye to your precious pet. 💕💕 2mo
DivineDiana So sad to read this. ❤️ 3w
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I haven't been on Litsy much lately, but I wanted to share a little bit of excitement! I'm growing my third mini- bookworm, due in October! This little one is kicking my butt, and looking at screens for more than a minute or two makes me super nauseous, which is why I've been fairly MIA compared to my usual 😩 (my husband is convinced it's because this one is a girl).

#raisingreaders (soon to be x3!)

Johanna414 Congratulations! 2mo
cobwebmoth Congratulations! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Congrats! 2mo
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Redwritinghood Congrats! 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 2mo
julesG Congratulations! 2mo
CaitZ Congratulations! 2mo
RealLifeReading Congratulations! 2mo
Jas16 Congratulations!! 2mo
starlight97 Congrats! 😊 2mo
eanderson Congratulations!!! Oh my gosh!!! I‘m due in October too!!! I‘ve been having a really hard time focusing and haven‘t been on Litsy hardly at all in the past month! 2mo
Pamwurtzler Congratulations!!! 2mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! 2mo
mreads Congratulations 2mo
Owlizabeth Woohoo! 👶🏻 2mo
LeahBergen Congratulations!! 💕💕💕 2mo
mrp27 Congratulations! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations!! 2mo
CouronneDhiver Yaaaayyyy!!!!! That‘s super exciting 😃😃😃 2mo
saresmoore Woohoo! I hope it gets better soon—so happy for you! 2mo
MaureenMc 💕💕💕 2mo
diovival Congrats! 🎉🐣🎉 2mo
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 🥳 2mo
Izai.Amorim Congratulations! 2mo
readordierachel Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
youneverarrived Congratulations ♥️ 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @eanderson oh my gosh! That's so exciting, congrats to you too! What's your due date? 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @saresmoore thank you! It's started getting better (meds help, thank God!), just really tired all the time. 2mo
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1. The #1 song on my 18th birthday was Come on Over by Christina Aguilera. I wanted her hair from that video so badly!

2. Scorpio

3. I think Carolyn Keene (I know she's not real, but still) and Ann M. Martin are probably equally responsible for me becoming the reader I am today.

4. If you're reading this, consider yourself my friend and therefore tagged!

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs ❤️ Ann Martin❤️ 2mo
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1. Scorpio
2. My son's latest report card from school mentioned how he is very observant of his classmates and will always reach out to someone who seems sad and offer them help. Nothing could make me more proud of him.
3. Most recently was The Mountain Story. Just couldn't get into it.
4. My son's championship hockey game, and a visit with my parents.
5. 💖💖💖💖💖💖

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

Bookjunkie57 Such a sweet boy 🥰 3mo
monalyisha What a beautiful thing to be proud of! 💖 Nice job, mama! ✌🏻💪🏻🌸 3mo
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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A fun, adventurous story. I enjoyed it even more learning that Constance Kopp was a real woman and much of the story is true!

Theaelizabet I liked this one, too and will likely try the next one. 3mo
JazzFeathers I've read the forth in the series and really enjoyed it. Was surprised to learn how much of the story was true. 3mo
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It's rare that I can go into a book with absolutely zero preconceptions or expectations. I found this one recently, I'd never heard of it or the podcast it prequels, but it sounded interested and fulfilled a #Booked2019 prompt so I decided to give it a go. It ended up being a gripping, page turning read and I can't wait to listen to the podcast because holy cliffhanger, Batman!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen This is fiction, right??? It still sounds fascinating 🙌🏻 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen it is fiction. I think the podcast is set up to sound like a non- fiction, NPR-type investigative podcast, but it is entirely fictional. 3mo
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Canada Post | Jason Christie
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My #LMPBC selection is heading out the door on its way to @Tianarose and I received @ShelleyBooksie 's selection, so I'm all ready for April!

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

ShelleyBooksie Yay! I was just thinking about this - glad my selection made it to you :) 3mo
Tianarose Received today! With treats to boot! Thank you. 3mo
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Lots of fun, good quick read if you're looking for a laugh. Prepare for heavy use of the f-word. 😂😂😂

#Booked2019 - Set in Ireland AND Irish author 💚

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

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📚 The Girl with all the Gifts
🎞 Shaun of the Dead
🎶 Zombie by The Cranberries

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 3mo
bookranters Sounds awesome! 3mo
whatshesreadingnow Great picks! 3mo
monalyisha I‘m into your choices. 🖤 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha Thank you m'dear, so am I! 3mo
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Corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker ✔
Soda bread in the oven ✔
Roddy Doyle to keep me company ✔

Happy St. Paddy's, everyone! 🍀

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Untitled | Unknown
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Catching a moment with my #LMPBC selection before the craziness of the day. A beautiful book for these little breaks of time.

Anyone else exhausted by March Break?

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Tianarose @ShelleyBooksie

ReadosaurusText Oh my goodness! Would you be willing to share where you got that adorable coffee mug? 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @ReadosaurusText it was a gift from the lovely @Melissa_J I believe she found it at Indigo. 3mo
ShelleyBooksie I cannot wait to see what everyone chose! Mine selection is in the mail on its way to our group! 3mo
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"Stories are a promise," Tom told me when he‘d had time to think it through. "They are a promise that the ending is worth waiting for."

http://u.pw/2hdgmm3

Warning to all, this story made me cry. Not just a little.

JennyM The book is also very good but will make you cry. Both of my babies were premmy so I was wrecked in parts 3mo
RadicalReader Love JK Rowling she is such an awesome author 3mo
julesG Wow! What a wonderful story! 3mo
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Goodnight Selfie | Scott Menchin
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#FriYAYintro

This is the most recent selfie I have on my camera roll, it's from January when we took our boys skiing for the first time. I swear, little Dude was having a lot more fun than it looks like!

@howjessreads

AmyG Awww...hooray little skiers! ❄️⛷🎿 3mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I loved this one, the first chapter hooked me immediately. I'm already on the hold list for book #2. Thanks to @MeganAnn for including this on your #NewYearWhoDis list. My hold didn't come up in time to read it in January, but I appreciate the push to finally move this from TBR to read!

hjreviews I absolutely loved those books! Bardugo has convinced me to give YA fantasy a second chance! 3mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Just got home from work. 26% to go. If I fall asleep before I finish, the book will be returned and I have to go back on the wait list in order to finish it. Wish me luck!

merelybookish Isn't the trick to turn off your WiFi? Then it doesn't go back. 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @merelybookish really? I didn't know that trick. I'll have to try it next time! Turns out there was only 2% left in the story, the rest is acknowledgements and excerpts from other books, so I finished it super quickly! 3mo
merelybookish @TheKidUpstairs I've never done it myself but I think I've seen it suggested by people in the know on here. 🙂 3mo
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megansaurusrex Loved this one! Good luck finishing in time 🤣 3mo
Pamwurtzler I turn the WiFi off on my kindle all the time. Your book won‘t delete until you‘re ready, but the library still flags it as returned. @merelybookish 3mo
merelybookish @Pamwurtzler Thanks! I knew I saw it mentioned on here! 3mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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1. This is my downtown, just 2 blocks from my house.
2. Yessir! I do miss the city sometimes, but I love my town.
3. 👍
4. Midday/early afternoon (aka little dude's nap time)
5. Bean soup/stew.

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

Mtroiano Such a cute downtown! 4mo
BarbaraBB Your neighbourhood looks great! 4mo
MelissaSue81 At first glance, this looked like my village, which is also just a couple blocks from my house.. 4mo
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Moms often try to be #AlltoAll, taking care of everyone and everything else. And I know I'm not alone, such an attempt generally (well, always) ends up failing. I love Bunmi Laditan's online writings for her honesty about motherhood, and for making me feel less isolated on this crazy ride. Her book is still on my TBR, but I'm moving up the OverDrive holds list!

#TimbitTunes @Cinfhen

THANK YOU everyone who played along this month!

Cinfhen This book looks like so much fun 🤩 4mo
SweetAngst This one was pretty funny :) 4mo
JennyM Thanks for hosting Cindy and Megan. I didn‘t manage to post everyday, but I enjoyed looking at the creativity of everyone else 😘 @Cinfhen 4mo
Cinfhen Always happy to see a post from you!!! Thanks for brightening our feeds @JennyM 4mo
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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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One of my favourite books is largely set in Detroit (but not just in '67). #Detroit67 #TimbitTunes @Cinfhen

Sorry that I've been a bit absent over the last couple days. I've been really sick, and looking at my phone has made me woozy! I've been trying to at least check out as many #TimbitTunes posts as I can!

monalyisha Hope you feel better soon! 💕 4mo
Cinfhen Sorry you haven‘t been feeling well xx it‘s been a wicked season ~ sending well wishes 💚💚💚 4mo
AmyG Hope you feel better soon. This book is one of my most favorites, too. 4mo
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cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This book is so good! 4mo
JennyM Feel better soon 😘😘😘 4mo
Melissa_J I loved that book! Also, I hope you get better quick! 4mo
CoffeeK8 Glad you‘re feeling better... this is such an amazing book! 4mo
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1. My dog Monty is still holding on, four months into a Lymphoma diagnosis, he refuses to give up. And my two cats, Aretha and Otis.
2. Saturday is hockey day for my eldest, Sunday afternoons I work at the library.
3. I love to cook and try out new recipes.
4. Newfoundland, Yukon, Halifax. 🇨🇦
5. Who is your biggest role model?

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

wanderinglynn I don‘t have one in particular person. But there are aspects of people I admire & try to emulate. Including a couple people I know who have such grace and dignity, treating everyone kindly, never saying a harsh word, no matter what. I admire them for that and aim to do better myself. 4mo
Eggbeater 🐶 Hugs to you and Monty. I know what it's like to have a sick pet. ❤ 4mo
Suzze My role model was my Aunt Pat. She had 11 kids, but always gave me attention. She sent me a birthday card every year until she died last year in her mid-80‘s. 4mo
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CouronneDhiver Meet you in Halifax. My Pepere was among the greatest men in my life... I lost him a couple weeks ago. 😢 4mo
DebbieGrillo We shoild do a litsy meetup in Halifax! @CouronneDhiver @TheKidUpstairs 4mo
gradcat So sorry to hear about Monty‘s illness 😞 4mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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As a lover of big cities, especially NYC and Toronto, this collection was a beautiful, thought- provoking read. It is a LARGE collection, so I will admit I didn't read it in its entirety, but I did read a large selection. Her earliest writings for Vogue magazine were some of my favourites.

#Booked2019 - Reminds you of your happy place
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! I love big cities too, so maybe I‘ll stack it! 4mo
Cinfhen ❣️ 4mo
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TheKidUpstairs
A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans."

#DinneratEight #TimbitTunes @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Brilliant quote 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. I‘ve yet to brave enough to taste an oyster 🙄 4mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts my stomach turns at the thought! 4mo
Bookwomble Although I wouldn't eat an oyster, Hemingway's descriptive language is engaging. 4mo
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Judybskt Love oysters! Eat them raw! Or broiled in the shell with horseradish and sharp cheddar - angels on horseback. 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cathythoughts @Bookwomble @TrishB my stomach is extremely sensitive at the moment, just searching for an image to go with the quote made it do flip flops. But the quote is so beautifully written I couldn't pass it up! 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @Judybskt not for me! But my husband loves 'em, so I've visited a number of oyster bars in my time with him! 4mo
LiterRohde ALMOST made me want to try oysters. Then I remembered he was talking about oysters. They look like the boogers of the sea. Plus, with multiple bad experiences with seafood, it is difficult for me to choke down any kind. 4mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha @LiterRohde love your word choice!!! 4mo
Cinfhen I haven‘t ever had ANY sea food or shell fish ~ I can‘t😖 4mo
CarolynM @Cathythoughts When you do work up the courage make sure you have a glass of champagne to hand - natural oysters and champagne are a magical combination! (edited) 4mo
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I & I | George Elliott Clarke
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Former Canadian poet laureate George Elliott Clarke's novel-in-verse I&I begins in the dark side of Halifax. Joel Plaskett's #LoveThisTown is a love letter to the same city: https://youtu.be/yqj5YDyCqoM

#TimbitTunes @Cinfhen

Cinfhen This looks really interesting 4mo
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The Odyssey | Homer
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Hey Rosetta!'s #CarryMeHome is a Christmas song about a man who wants nothing more than to reach the warmth and comfort of home, and to escape the hardships he faces. https://youtu.be/61EkGm__esw

An archetypal tale, as old as Western literature. I still have yet to read The Odyssey, but I loved Atwood's tale of the woman left at home awaiting her husband's return.

#TimbitTunes @Cinfhen

LiterRohde Loved The Odyssey. Might have to try 4mo
Mtroiano I loved The Penelopiad! 4mo
Cinfhen Well played🏆 4mo
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Surfacing | Margaret Atwood
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These are the books I'm thinking of for #LMPBC, I'll tag the rest in the comments. Let me know if you've read any of them!

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Tianarose @ShelleyBooksie

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Tianarose Haven‘t read any of them. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I haven't read any either. 4mo
ShelleyBooksie I have not read any and they all sound fantastic. 4mo
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As Head Gamemaster, Plutarch Heavensbee acts as a guide for Katniss through the game world, while hiding his true motivations and who he's working for. Sounds like a #WhiteRabbit to me!

#CharactersLikeAlice @LibrarianRyan

gradcat Oh, how I miss Philip Seymour Hoffman, may he Rest In Peace. ✌🏻 4mo
LibrarianRyan 1👍🏻😁🤓 4mo
Carolyn11215 Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s passing was just heartbreaking. Such an amazing actor. So many struggles. 4mo
Suet624 💕💕💕💕 4mo
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TheKidUpstairs
Sideways: A Novel | Rex Pickett
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Cinfhen This looks fun 4mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Like #Alice, Mary Anning was a young girl following her curious nature and discovering wonderful things.

#CharactersLikeAlice @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻🤓 4mo
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Brother | David John Chariandy
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The video for the Barenaked Ladies' cover of #LoversinaDangerousTime is a love letter to Scarborough. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/yGsDlb2ziAk

Chariandy's Brother (current #CanadaReads selection) is very much a Scarborough story with a strong sense of place. Now, to find time to read it...

#TimbitTunes @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I really enjoyed that video 😍thanks for posting the link 4mo
JacqMac Thanks for the link. I‘m reading this one now. 4mo
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