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brilliantglow

Joined September 2016

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Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
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The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
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A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society and Culture | Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley Mayer Burstein, Walter Donaln, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
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Went and got my picture done today at UWO for my student card and found where all my classes are. Most of them are in one of the oldest buildings on westerns current location which was built in 1922. These stain glass windows are in the lecture hall for my Ancient Greece and Rome course.

Centique So beautiful! 6d
BethM Love it! Is that in WI? 5d
Texreader Gorgeous!! 5d
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Crazeedi That is so beautiful, at a school? I'd love to have classes there! 5d
brilliantglow @BethM WI? I don't know what that is. This is in the University College (Arts) building at The University of Western Ontario 5d
brilliantglow @Crazeedi Yes! Western is one of Canada's oldest Universities it has a lot of really cool history and gorgeous buildings. I wish I'd taken more pictures lol 5d
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That is quite the helmet.

Texreader Wow! Not sure the person wearing it could ever be taken seriously! 1w
taraWritesSci @Texreader Imagine a ranking officer barking orders in your face wearing that thing. I'd be dead so fast 🤭 1w
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Circle of Shadows | Evelyn Skye
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#bookoutlet #bookhaul
Little Women
Anne of Green Gables
Mirage
Fate of the tearling
The savage Dawn
The Shadow Hour
Circle of Shadows

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London Public Library - East London | London, Ontario, Canada (Library)
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Love it! Found it on Facebook

CarolynM Quite so! 2w
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Invasion of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Finished this last night. Really enjoyed this one. I'm looking forward to reading the conclusion. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Bone Season: A Novel | Samantha Shannon
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I HAVE BEEN WAITING SO IMPATIENTLY FOR THIS! I frigging love this series. I love her writing (Priory of the Orange Tree was absolutely fantastic too) but I had almost given up hope for this series to ever be finished. Now hopefully it will finally happen!

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Bought myself this new planner for next year today. Getting organized and trying to get the little things out of the way for university in September.

MelissaSue81 So pretty! 4w
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Love these totes we got today at Indigo. $7 with any purchase of $30 or more.

MelissaSue81 LOVE the cat one!
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Crazeedi Great totes!💗 4w
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The Tiger at Midnight | Swati Teerdhala
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Took my daughter to Indigo this afternoon so she could pick out some books to help her learn to read. Also grabbed a couple for myself. But only a couple.

MelissaSue81 My girls LOVE the Phoebe and her Unicorn Series
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brilliantglow @MelissaSue81 we both thought it looked really cute! Had to start with book 2 though because Indigo didn't have the first book in stock in store. 4w
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Invasion of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Just started this book and got this acceptance letter to Western University! I can't believe I actually got in. University is not something I ever thought I'd be able to do because I was lazy in high school but a couple years ago I graduated from college with a 4.1GPA and that afforded me this opportunity. Which by the way was a complete last minute decision because I am just really fed up with my current job and want something better.

Melissa_J Congratulations! 4w
NeedsMoreBooks Congratulations!🎉🎈 4w
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sudi Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 4w
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻 That‘s awesome! 4w
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 4w
Butterfinger Congratulations. That is awesome!!! 4w
Redwritinghood Congrats! 4w
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The Queen of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Finished this last night on audio. Really enjoyed the writing and characters. Great plot lines. Looking forward to starting the next one today.
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The Queen of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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All of us Littens are guilty😂😂😂

KathyWheeler Yes, we are!😄 4w
Ruthiella So true!😂 4w
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Ahahaha this would be amazing though!

KathyWheeler That would be fantastic! Every time I think about that library burning, it hurts my heart — all I can think about was how much knowledge was lost. 1mo
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The Queen of the Tearling | Johansen, Erika
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This handsome guy is my reading buddy today😁 He missed me while I was camping.

Balibee146 He's adorable! 😍😍 1mo
brilliantglow @Balibee146 thank you! 1mo
Maria514626 That face! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 1mo
Jaimelire He‘s so cute 1mo
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Magical Mermaids! | Random House, Brian Swenlin, Jennifer Bardekoff
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"Mom, will you help me read this?"

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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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Just got back from a week camping out in Trent Lakes. Only got a little reading done. Finished the tagged book and absolutely loved it. And started reading Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. It's okay so far.

It's kind of rainy today so instead of setting the tent back up and cleaning it out I'm taking my daughter over to the book store.

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Just finished this! Absolutely LOVED it! Very original even being a Scooby Do retelling. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ruthiella Totally on my list! I‘ve even checked it out from the library but not cracked it open!😢So many books so little time! 2mo
brilliantglow @Ruthiella I definitely understand I've owned for almost 2 years before finally making time for it. 2mo
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Got these recipe books today for $20 so excited to try some of the recipes.

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The Complete Fairy Tales | The Brothers Grimm
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LITTENS! This is so exciting if you love Fairy Loot boxes but couldn't/didn't want to pay $80 for them every month! #fairylootcrate #bookbox

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! I‘ve been searching for a new monthly book subscription. I may have to give this one a try. 👍🏻 2mo
brilliantglow @wanderinglynn and Fairy Loot has some of the most gorgeous exclusive editions! 2mo
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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#bookoutlethaul #bookhaul #unboxed I hope I can find room for these on my shelves 😂😂

Johanna414 Oh, nice haul! 2mo
Crazeedi Sweet!!!❣❣❣❣ 2mo
Soubhiville 😍🥰 2mo
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Johanna414 Can‘t wait to see what you got! 2mo
brilliantglow @Johanna414 posted now! 😃 2mo
TheSpineView Wow! Now that is what I call a book haul! 😊😊 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher 😱😱 That's a beautiful sight! 2mo
brilliantglow @TheSpineView @Rachel.Rencher I may have gotten a little carried away lol 2mo
TheSpineView @brilliantglow No worries... you are amongst people who get it!📚📚📚 2mo
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A Brightness Long Ago | Guy Gavriel Kay
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😀😀😀😀😀😀 ahhhhhh can't read his writing but still so fantastic.

BookwormM Looks like “all best wishes” to me 2mo
brilliantglow @BookwormM I can make that out, I think you're right! 2mo
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This one is for you @SassenachTheBookWizard we all know how much you hate book covers that don't match the content.

SassenachTheBookWizard 😂😂😂😂 2mo
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A Brightness Long Ago | Guy Gavriel Kay
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Happening now! Eek

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The Queen of Sorrow | Sarah Beth Durst
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Three days off and this is what I'll be doing. Although I think I'm going to give the audiobook a try so I can still get some cleaning done and some maintenance on my fish tanks.

Anna40 😂👍 3mo
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Carve the Mark | Veronica Roth
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Anyone else notice that thrift books quietly changed Canada/UK shipping without saying anything. From $3.99 a book to I guess $8.99 guess I won't be buying books from them anymore.

xicanti Ugh. 3mo
brilliantglow @xicanti right?! I used to get most of my books from there 3mo
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My owlcrate for May just got delivered😃 so excited #owlcrate

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I would definitely read this. Tagged book unrelated.

Caterina Yes please someone write this now 3mo
CSeydel It‘s not a fantasy/prophecy story, but you might enjoy 3mo
alanacristin ✋me too! 😍 3mo
brilliantglow @CSeydel thank you! I think I would enjoy it. I'll have to see if I can find a copy. 3mo
tina_b.ooks That would be so awesome! 3mo
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Olympos | Dan Simmons
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And the Goodwill Bookstore around the corner from me had a 50% off sale today so I picked up these 6 books for $13 #bookhaul

Soubhiville Nice! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Great haul! Homecoming is really good. 3mo
merelybookish Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies sounds fun! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly I have the same edition of Chinese Fairy Tales & Fantasies! 3mo
Dragon Nice haul! 😀🐉 3mo
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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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My bookoutlet order came today! Yay! So so so excited #bookhaul

Reviewsbylola Nice! 3mo
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I'm not saying he's right, but I definitely get where he's coming from.

Cinfhen Hahahahaha ( sorry, your comment is pretty funny) but I never condone violence 😉 3mo
Geeklet People have been stabbed for far less. I get it. The guy had something coming his way. I would have probably have just done something far more petty but that‘s just me. My best suggestion for the guy who got stabbed is to try to not be the most annoying man on a continent next time. (edited) 3mo
Soubhiville What @Geeklet said! 3mo
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Did a little organizing in here today. Moved all my textbooks from college to storage to make more room in my library. Separated some books for donation (pink box) and some I'm thinking about doing a giveaway for (beige bag) and I ordered a new bookshelf the other day for the rest of my books stacked on the floor and in the last remaining box from when I moved last year. Can't wait for that new shelf to get here.

rather_be_reading 👏👏 3mo
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#truth haha though lately I've been on the hunt for some pretty and unique bookmarks

Kimberlone 99% of the time I am using something that‘s not a bookmark to mark my place! 3mo
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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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Had a happy accident on book outlet last night. I was able to buy 11 books for $60 pretty excited for them to get here.

tammysue 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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Found some new notebooks today while I was out and supposed to be buying shoes.

Rachel.Rencher Notebooks are more fun I think 😊 3mo
brilliantglow @Rachel.Rencher of for sure! I'm not a big shoe person at all. But I had worn holes into my soles so i didn't have much choice lol 3mo
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Yes please! #greatidea

Meeko93 I would love this 4mo
Marilyncjackson Yes please! 4mo
RadicalReader Why hasn‘t this happened yet?! Would be much appreciated and necessary 4mo
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SW-T Yes! That would be sooo helpful 💕 4mo
Cinfhen YES!!! 4mo
Texreader Ok someone really needs to invent that app!! 4mo
TrishB That shock of hearing some words properly pronounced the first time! 4mo
C.Perone Yes, yes, and YES! 4mo
Slajaunie Yes!!! Love this idea! Whose going to do it? 4mo
TheLibrarian Yes please!!! 4mo
JSW I volunteer. 4mo
scowler1 There's already an app for that. It's called Litsy! No judgment here, I'm sure one of us will be smart (and smug) enough to reveal the answer🤔😀 4mo
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So excited to devour this. Absolutely love The Bone Season.

Soubhiville Wow that‘s pretty! 6mo
brilliantglow @Soubhiville Yes! I love the cover too 6mo
MellieAntoinette Ugh so jealous! 6mo
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brilliantglow @MellieAntoinette my pre-order came early!😃😃 6mo
shanaqui I waaaant it! Too bad my preorder hasn't even been dispatched. 🤣 6mo
brilliantglow @shanaqui Aww that's too bad :( must've pre ordered it from somewhere different from me. 6mo
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#bookmail! A couple from Indigo and a few from the Folio Society sale.

LeahBergen Wonderful!! 😮😮 7mo
Reviewsbylola Wow, amazing haul! I need The Illustrated Dust Jacket. 😍 7mo
rabbitprincess Gorgeous edition of The Quest for the Northwest Passage! 7mo
brilliantglow @Reviewsbylola It has some really cool vintage covers in it! I can't wait to really read it. 7mo
brilliantglow @rabbitprincess thank you! It's from Folio. I am excited to unwrap it and see all the illustrations inside 7mo
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The Witch Who Came in from the Cold | Cassandra Rose Clarke, Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Michael Swanwick
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Looks like I'm not the only one out in the snow at 1am lol spotted this all black skunk on my way home from work.

Now that I'm home I am so excited to curl up and read some more of this very interesting book about witches during the cold war.

RadicalReader @brilliantglow gorgeous animal a skunk is 7mo
brilliantglow @RadicalReader they are adorable! We have a lot of them around where I live but they sure do stink. The dogs have been sprayed a couple of times and once one of our cats. 7mo
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The Witch Who Came in from the Cold | Cassandra Rose Clarke, Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Michael Swanwick
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I wish I wasn't on my way to work in the midst of this snowstorm. Would much rather be curled back up at home finishing my book.

Redwritinghood I don‘t blame you! Safe travels. 7mo
DGRachel That much snow would shut down my city. Be safe! 7mo
CocoReads Be careful! So happy I had today and the next few days off. 7mo
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Anna40 Stay safe! 7mo
whippoorwill815 I very much feel your pain on this! I‘ve often had to go to work when it‘s like that out 😩 7mo
Marilyncjackson It looks like you live down the street from me lol. Stay safe and warm out there! 7mo
brilliantglow @Marilyncjackson I'm in London so maybe. 7mo
brilliantglow @DGRachel we are still supposed to get 25cm or about 10 inches and the city definelty won't be shut down lol 7mo
Marilyncjackson Lol I wish I was! I live two hours from Chicago. But it‘s nice to see I am not the only one to deal with bad weather 7mo
brilliantglow @Redwritinghood @Anna40 thank you! Luckily work is only a short walk and I don't expect we will be very busy tonight. 7mo
brilliantglow @CocoReads I can't complain too much I just had 3 days off and I have 4 off coming up Friday. 7mo
brilliantglow @Marilyncjackson Oh yeah no lol Chicago is about a 7 hour drive from me lol but yes lots of bad weather this time of year. 7mo
CocoReads I‘m about 1.5 -2 hours from Chicago myself. 7mo
brilliantglow @CocoReads maybe you and @Marilyncjackson live in the same area 7mo
CocoReads That would be interesting! 7mo
Marilyncjackson @CocoReads that would be crazy! Do you live west or east? 7mo
CocoReads @Marilyncjackson I‘m east of Chicago, northern IN 7mo
Marilyncjackson @CocoReads awe I am west by Iowa but hey still close and we can share the cold lol 7mo
CocoReads It‘s the same system for sure. We‘re getting lake effect now. Ugh. 7mo
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Haha oops. It's really not complicated.

Reviewsbylola Omg I saw this a few days ago! 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆 7mo
TheBookAddict 🤣🤣🤣 🤦🏽‍♀️ 7mo
Marilyncjackson Lol I spit my drink 🤣😂🤣 so funny 7mo
Jaimelire 😂 7mo
BookwormM 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
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How interesting.

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The snowstorm is starting. Can't wait to curl up in bed now that I'm home from work. I'm hoping to finish the last couple of essays in the tagged book and pretend like the weather isn't going to be a complete disaster when I have to go back to work tomorrow lol.

RadicalReader @brilliantglow best part of snow filled winter weather is being inside underneath a blanket and devouring billions of books 7mo
brilliantglow @RadicalReader YES! It is really the only good thing about the winter haha. Though that was so much easier to do when I wasn't working 50+ hours a week lol I need to find a new job that pays more and is less in the way of book devouring. ❤❤ 7mo
Bookwormjillk Beautiful ❄️❄️ 7mo
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The Hidden World of Fairies | Tennant Redbank
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My little reader somehow fell asleep under the book she was reading lol

BooknerdsLife That's so adorable! 7mo
Chelsea.Poole I love this! 7mo
JSW This still happens to me. The books are heavier, though. ❤️❤️ 7mo
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readordierachel Awww 💕 7mo
AmyG Ha! ❤️ 7mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 7mo
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I had meant to post this this morning but got distracted reading. All this snow fell in a short period this morning and walking home from taking my daughter to school just made me want to curl up with a book and a tea. I say all this snow like there was a lot that fell but yesterday was a nice fall weather type day and the snowfall was unexpected.

Loving this book by Michael Dirda, full of essays about bookish things.

SW-T Snow always look pretty when it first comes down. Hope you had a nice reading session 😊 7mo
Eggs Lovely snow ❄️❄️❄️ 7mo
SilversReviews Are you in Pennsylvania? 7mo
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brilliantglow @SilversReviews No. I live in Ontario 7mo
brilliantglow @SW-T thank you, I did in fact almost finished one book! I agree it does. You can tell that we are expecting quite a bit of snow because they ploughed my street right away this morning. It's normally one of the very last in the city to get done since it's just a small residential Avenue. 7mo
SilversReviews @brilliantglow Ok...so you definitely get more snow than we do. 7mo
brilliantglow @SilversReviews possibly sometimes. Ontario is pretty large and they get much more snow in Northern Ontario than we do where I am in South-eastern Ontario. 7mo
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The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon | Sei Shōnagon, Ivan I. Morris
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I have been thoroughly enjoying this book. It's quite an interesting look into life at the Palace in Heian Japan (11th century).

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So relatable haha

Melissa_J That‘s what I always tell my husband whenever new books arrive in my mailbox 😂 8mo
jenniferajanes 😂😂😂 8mo
TK-421 Exactly! 😂 8mo
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This! I finished the Library at Mount Char last week and have since started five books but I've been unable to really get into any of them #sendhelp!

abbielistenstobooks It is so hard! Sometimes I have to cleanse my palate by completely changing genres, and/or reading something for which I have super low expectations. 8mo
Erinreadsthebooks I struggle every single time! 8mo
Kaye Thanks for the Follow ♥️ 8mo
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Olivia the Spy | Ian Falconer
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Just finished wrapping all these books tonight for my daughter's advent calendar this year. I'm so excited to read all her new books with her. 📚📚📚

Cinfhen 💕💕 9mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 😍 9mo
Soubhiville I love that idea! 9mo
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Tamra I used to wrap, but my stack got too big. 😆 9mo
brilliantglow @LeahBergen @Soubhiville thanks! She is loving the books she's unwrapped so far 9mo
CrowCAH Such a neat idea!!! 8mo
UwannaPublishme Cool idea! 8mo
brilliantglow @CrowCAH @UwannaPublishme Thanks! It's a definite success. I think this will be a continuing tradition. 😃😃📚📚 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick My sister-in-law is doing this with my niece. Such a great idea. 8mo
brilliantglow @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick It's been great! My daughter loves it. 8mo
RadicalReader @brilliantglow wonderful mom of the year award to raising readers goes to you 4mo
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Currently reading: just started this last night but I was so tired after work I only made it through 7 pages. However, so far it seems really well written and Baru seems like a very interesting character.

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