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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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The Red Pencil | Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Two more completed for #Booked2019

#MuslimAuthororMC - Reading Lolita in Tehran
#DiverseMiddleGrade - The Red Pencil

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 1mo
Cinfhen Hope all is well by you!!! 1mo
wordslinger42 I loved Reading Lolita in Tehran!! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Woooot!! 👊🏻♥️📚 1mo
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War Bears | Margaret Atwood
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A part of Canadian cultural history that I knew nothing about, told by one of my favourite authors, in graphic form. Solid, quick read.

#Booked2019 - Comic/Graphic Novel
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Cool pick!! 2mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Finally getting around to this one, for IRL book club and for #Booked2019 Book to Movie, while my boys ride their bikes up and down the street.

Mdargusch Fun! I hope you like it! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Mdargusch I enjoyed it, but wasn't blown away. I think there was just too much hype. But I'm glad I finally read it! 2mo
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Via Harper Collins Canada's Facebook.

It's lunchtime at the school cafeteria, which table do you choose? I'm hanging at table 3, while occasionally popping over to table 4 for a hello!

Prairiegirl_reading I‘m hanging out at table 4. Table three is way too smart for me!! Lol!!! 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading Except seriously.... 2mo
LeahBergen Hmmm... 🤔. I‘d have to say 3. 2mo
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Megabooks 4 because I follow them on twitter and they seem interesting! 2mo
janeycanuck I‘m at the unmarked table between 1&5, quietly reading on my own because I‘d be way too shy to go to any of the tables. 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Prairiegirl_reading @Megabooks I think table 4 would be the fun, chatty, slightly boisterous table. A fun place to spend a lunch hour! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @LeahBergen yay, tablemates! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Birdsong28 nice choice! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @janeycanuck LOL! That's probably the most honest answer. 2mo
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A few years ago, Ann Hui set out to write an article for the Globe and Mail about the "Chop Suey Chinese" restaurants so ubiquitous in small towns across Canada. In the process she discovered her own father's story of life in rural China and immigrating to Canada, and the original article was expanded to become this book. It's a quick read, and a wonderful story of family, immigration, hardship, hard work, and ingenuity. ?

TheKidUpstairs CAUTION: May cause sudden cravings for chow mein, spring rolls, egg rolls, ginger beef, and other faux-Chinese classics. 2mo
mabell Great review! 2mo
Reggie Sounds good!! 2mo
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The Last Tsar's Dragons | Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple
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Picked this one up on a whim when it came into the library. A short, quick read about the Russian Revolution - if said revolution happened to include dragons. I enjoyed the combination of real history, people, places, political machinations and the fantastical element of the dragon "terrors".

#Booked2019 #Genrebusting
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

?: Tachyon Publishing

Zelma You might like this series too; it‘s about the Napoleonic Wars with dragons. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Ha! Sounds fun! ♥️📚👊🏻 2mo
JazzFeathers Never heard of this one, but it sounds awesome. 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I've been pretty MIA over the summer (any other parents counting down the days until back to school?), but I have done some reading between refereeing arguments! These were two of my favourites this summer. I'd give the slight edge to Daisy Jones, but both were fantastic reads capturing interesting, complex characters. Great summer picks for when you want something that's not too taxing, but also not too fluffy!

MelissaSue81 I loved Evelyn Hugo. Daisy Jones was good but didn‘t live up to the hype for me. 2mo
merelybookish I get it!! My kids went back to school today! 🎉(Summer can get looongg!) 2mo
Tamra I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed Evelyn Hugo! I wouldn‘t have guessed it based on the plot summary. 👍🏾 And yes, it‘s time for the kids to go back to school! (edited) 2mo
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I know some of you recently did a buddy read of a book about David Milgard (not sure if it was the tagged one or a different one). Saw this article on David in yesterday's Globe and Mail and thought I'd share: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-is-it-really-50-years-david-milga...

@Cinfhen I'm pretty sure you were part of the buddy read, not sure who else was involved...

Librarybelle Thanks for sharing! It was such a tragic story 3mo
Cinfhen Great article!! Thanks for sharing. I‘m pretty sure @EadieB @Chrissyreadit @Mdargusch all read and enjoyed the book! Such a travesty of justice💔 3mo
EadieB @Cinfhen Thanks! Interesting! @TheKidUpstairs 3mo
Chrissyreadit Thanks for sharing. That was a good article. I always wonder about things like that. Thanks for tagging @Cinfhen 3mo
Mdargusch Thanks for the heads up on this @Cinfhen 3mo
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Thanks @DebbieGrillo for the tag, and @Cinfhen for the game! These are my #Top6Reads of the first half of 2019. Anyone who hasn't shared, consider yourself tagged if you'd like!

kellyann28 I just finished the The Fifth Season trilogy and it was amazing! 4mo
Cinfhen Nice to see your list!!! What‘s new?!?? 4mo
Kalalalatja Yay, Robin Hobb! 🙌🙌 4mo
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The End of the Alphabet | CS Richardson

Hey #LMPBC ladies! I received my book back today, I loved reading all your notes and seeing what stood out to you.

I'm incredibly behind, and still reading @Tianarose 's pick. I'm loving it, so I don't want to bail. I'll get it back to you ASAP!

Anyone interested in another round?

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie Yes - me! I haven't gotten my book back yet. I can't wait! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ShelleyBooksie Sorry, I finished it but haven't made it to the post office yet. Will send out soon! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You'll have to count me out for the next round, unfortunately. I signed up for round 6 of lmpbc. I don't want to get the two groups confused. 4mo
Tianarose I‘m glad I‘m not the only one behind! Granted there were some postal issues with this last one. I‘m working to get as much read as possible and in the mail! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @TheKidUpstairs @ShelleyBooksie 4mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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#BFC Round Two Check-in!

Sundays are a bit of a crazy day, but I did manage to fit in a 20 minute yoga session, and about 45 minutes of walking along with quite a bit of reading time (pregnancy insomnia is good for one thing!).

Today I woke up with a horrid cold, but thanks to school drop off/ pick up I did get 1 hr of walking done, and some solid reading time. I'm going to try for a pre-bed yoga session but not sure.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 But I hope you feel better. 💚 4mo
merelybookish I'm sure I'm very late in saying this but Congratulations! I didn't realize you are expecting! #3 yes? 4mo
BookwormAHN I hope you feel better 💐 4mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 4mo
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For the first time in a couple weeks, I actually got a decent night's sleep! Which means I was able to get up early for some yoga, and now have time for breakfast and some unabashedly gossipy reading before the boys wake up 👍😄

Stacypatrice This looks like a fun read 😃 4mo
Cathythoughts Loving the title ♥️ 4mo
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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 🙌🏽🙌🏽 4mo
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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 4mo
cobwebmoth @Tungstensmum Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
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SW-T @Tungstensmum Welcome to Litsy 🎉 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4mo
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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. 4mo
readordierachel Dig that song! 4mo
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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. 👊🏻📚✔️ 4mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 4mo
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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 😍😍 4mo
readordierachel Well played. I love her poetry. 4mo
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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 4mo
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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!

swishandflick One of my favorites 4mo
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 4mo
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. 4mo
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Melissa_J You‘ve probably read it already but I‘d go with 4mo
Stacy_31 One of my favorites reads so far this year- 4mo
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.) 4mo
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). 4mo
LibrarianRyan I second Unwind. Fantastic book. Plus it is quite relevant to things happening today in the news. Think Handmaids tale. 4mo
ShyBookOwl I third Unwind! So much to talk about in there. 4mo
Laughterhp I think it‘s technically YA and it‘s really good! 4mo
Laughterhp Or anything Sarah Dessen 💚 4mo
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 4mo
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. 4mo
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 4mo
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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. 4mo
Megabooks Great goals!! 4mo
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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. 5mo
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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 5mo
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SW-T 🙂🙂🙂 5mo
Cathythoughts Love this ♥️ 5mo
TheSpineView 💝 💝 I had not thought about the reading of tea leaves! 5mo
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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! 5mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 5mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations!! 5mo
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LeahBergen Yayyy! Congratulations! 💕💕 5mo
OrangeMooseReads Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈 5mo
Nessavamusic Congrats!🎊 5mo
Nute Congratulations! 5mo
DebbieGrillo Congratulations 💗 5mo
Theaelizabet Congratulations! ❤️ 5mo
tammysue Congrats!! 💕 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations! 5mo
Laughterhp Congrats! 💚💚 5mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 5mo
mrp27 Congrats! 5mo
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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!!! 5mo
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 😊 5mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 I miss our postal book club. Do you know of anyone who might be interested in starting it up again? 5mo
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 😁 5mo
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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! 5mo
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) 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @Tianarose oh no! I've got the receipt somewhere, I'll check if there's tracking. It should have been there by now. Fingers crossed it's just delayed. I'll let you know what I can find out. 4mo
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TheKidUpstairs @Tianarose I was at the post office this morning, and this is what I've found out. The package is on its way back to me, the packaging was damaged and it is undeliverable in its current state. I'm crossing my fingers that it is just the outer packaging that got damaged and not the book itself. It's expected back to me today or tomorrow. Hopefully I can just repackage and reship 🤞 If not, I'll haves to buy a new copy and ship it out. 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @Tianarose @ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego (see previous comment) we're delayed for this round, sorry guys! Hopefully we'll be back on track soon, but books will be delayed getting back to their original owners. On that note, I also haven't received a book this month so I think Shelley is a bit behind too. Hopefully no big problems, and all will be back on track soon. I've really enjoyed the various selections thus far! 4mo
Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs that sucks! Good thing it‘s the last book in the swap too. 4mo
TheKidUpstairs Okay, good news update: I got the package back, and while the envelope had been pretty ripped up, the damage didn't make it through the bubble wrap to the book itself, so I just need to repackage and resend! @Tianarose @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ShelleyBooksie (and, I received a package from Shelley today, too!) 4mo
Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs great news! Hopefully they treat it nicely this time around! (edited) 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! Glad to hear that the books arrived. I look forward to what you thought of my choice. It was not what I had expected it to be 4mo
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TheSpineView Very appropriate for the prompt! 🤩 5mo
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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! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Best book ever. Just saying 5mo
TheKidUpstairs @CouronneDhiver it was definitely a #blameitonCouronneDhiver pick! Loving it so far, so beautifully written. 5mo
Theaelizabet Go Raptors! 5mo
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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!!!! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good stretch! Glad it was a fun read. 🎥 5mo
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#Booked2019 Spring quarter update: 4 down, 2 to go!

AmyG Almost there! 5mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! I read the Gabrielle Union memoir for the same prompt!!! So good. 5mo
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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!! 5mo
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. 5mo
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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 6mo
AsYouWish Birdbox, I think I ended up liking it but I wasn‘t sure while reading it. 6mo
emtobiasz This one is really sticking with me: 6mo
paulfrankspencer Hitchhiker's Guide series 6mo
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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* 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @xicanti thank you. It's tough when the right thing to do also breaks your heart. 6mo
cobwebmoth I'm very sorry for your loss. *hugs* 6mo
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Sarah83 Hugs 😘 6mo
Jas16 I am so sorry 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ❤️❤️ Im so sorry. The right decision was done out of love. So sorry. 6mo
tournevis 😿😿😿 6mo
Rudis I‘m so sorry for your loss. Your furry friend was lucky to have someone as compassionate as you in their life ❤️ 6mo
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. 6mo
TheLibrarian So sorry for your loss. *hugs* ❤️ 6mo
Naj *hugs* 💖 6mo
LizzieChantree Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. 6mo
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 6mo
Sarah24 I'm so sorry. Ita so hard when they're part of the family x 6mo
Mollyanna So sorry for your loss. 💔 6mo
julesG So sorry for your loss. 😘 6mo
LibrarianRyan 😔😔 6mo
mom2bugnbee I'm so sorry. I'm glad that Monty had such wonderful humans to care for him while he was here. ♥ 6mo
irre Sorry for your loss 💕 6mo
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. 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m sorry for your loss 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker So sorry for your lost. 6mo
wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 💔🐶🌈 6mo
Cathythoughts Ah that‘s very hard ... what a beautiful pet ♥️ 6mo
AmyG I am so sorry for your loss. He was a handsome guy. ❤️ (edited) 6mo
Izai.Amorim Very sorry for your loss... 6mo
Laura317 😞💔 6mo
TheSpineView So sorry!💔😥 6mo
JoScho Sending so much love 🖤 6mo
daena I‘m so sorry. 6mo
BookwormAHN So sorry for your loss, sending hugs 💔 6mo
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. 😘😘😘😘😘😘📚📖 6mo
mrp27 💔💔 6mo
Redwritinghood Sorry for your loss. 💔💔 6mo
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss. 6mo
ProfReader Pets are family member; I know how you feel because I‘ve been there...sending 💗 your way. 6mo
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 6mo
mydearwatson I‘m so sorry :-(. 6mo
SW-T I‘m so very sorry for your loss. 😢💕 6mo
JennyM Take good care of yourself 😘 6mo
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.💕 6mo
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!💕 6mo
Nute Pets are such a huge part of the family. 6mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. 💔 6mo
CuriousG What a terrible time for you - having a loved pet no longer with you each day is heartbreaking! Try to take care 💙 6mo
Mariposa_Bookworm I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔 6mo
Tamra 😢 So difficult. 6mo
MaureenMc 💗💗 6mo
Reggie Oh no, I‘m so sorry. 6mo
DGRachel That's heartbreaking. I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. {{hugs}} 6mo
rabbitprincess I'm so sorry ♥️♥️ 6mo
absolutebookish I am so sorry for your loss. 6mo
Purrfectpages So sorry for your loss, from one fur mom to another. 6mo
kspenmoll So so sorry you had to say good bye to your precious pet. 💕💕 6mo
DivineDiana So sad to read this. ❤️ 5mo
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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! 6mo
cobwebmoth Congratulations! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly Congrats! 6mo
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Redwritinghood Congrats! 6mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 6mo
julesG Congratulations! 6mo
CaitZ Congratulations! 6mo
RealLifeReading Congratulations! 6mo
Jas16 Congratulations!! 6mo
starlight97 Congrats! 😊 6mo
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! 6mo
Pamwurtzler Congratulations!!! 6mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! 6mo
mreads Congratulations 6mo
Owlizabeth Woohoo! 👶🏻 6mo
LeahBergen Congratulations!! 💕💕💕 6mo
mrp27 Congratulations! 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations!! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Yaaaayyyy!!!!! That‘s super exciting 😃😃😃 6mo
saresmoore Woohoo! I hope it gets better soon—so happy for you! 6mo
MaureenMc 💕💕💕 6mo
diovival Congrats! 🎉🐣🎉 6mo
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 🥳 6mo
Izai.Amorim Congratulations! 6mo
readordierachel Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
youneverarrived Congratulations ♥️ 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @eanderson oh my gosh! That's so exciting, congrats to you too! What's your due date? 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @saresmoore thank you! It's started getting better (meds help, thank God!), just really tired all the time. 6mo
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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❤️ 6mo
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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 🥰 7mo
monalyisha What a beautiful thing to be proud of! 💖 Nice job, mama! ✌🏻💪🏻🌸 7mo
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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. 7mo
JazzFeathers I've read the forth in the series and really enjoyed it. Was surprised to learn how much of the story was true. 7mo
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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 🙌🏻 7mo
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. 7mo
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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 :) 7mo
Tianarose Received today! With treats to boot! Thank you. 7mo
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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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TheKidUpstairs
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📚 The Girl with all the Gifts
🎞 Shaun of the Dead
🎶 Zombie by The Cranberries

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 7mo
bookranters Sounds awesome! 7mo
tammysue Great picks! 7mo
monalyisha I‘m into your choices. 🖤 7mo
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha Thank you m'dear, so am I! 7mo
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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? 7mo
TheKidUpstairs @ReadosaurusText it was a gift from the lovely @Melissa_J I believe she found it at Indigo. 7mo
ShelleyBooksie I cannot wait to see what everyone chose! Mine selection is in the mail on its way to our group! 7mo
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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 7mo
RadicalReader Love JK Rowling she is such an awesome author 7mo
julesG Wow! What a wonderful story! 7mo
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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! ❄️⛷🎿 7mo
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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! 8mo
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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. 8mo
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! 8mo
merelybookish @TheKidUpstairs I've never done it myself but I think I've seen it suggested by people in the know on here. 🙂 8mo
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megansaurusrex Loved this one! Good luck finishing in time 🤣 8mo
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 8mo
merelybookish @Pamwurtzler Thanks! I knew I saw it mentioned on here! 8mo
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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! 8mo
BarbaraBB Your neighbourhood looks great! 8mo
MelissaSue81 At first glance, this looked like my village, which is also just a couple blocks from my house.. 8mo
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