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janeycanuck

janeycanuck

Joined February 2016

I work full-time to support my addictions to reading, travelling, and my pug, Penelope. Host of the Guelph chapter of Girly Book Club.
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Same, girl.

Amandajoy This speaks to me. I‘m not sure how forty got to be so close. 3h
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Recent acquisitions. Sometimes I look at the books that interest me and think “man, what a weirdo” and then I‘m happy 🥰

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We had a great time at the Eden Mills Writers‘ Festival last week - picked up a couple of books by authors we heard on panels and one from a local author with a booth on Publishers Way. Really interested the tagged book but looking forward to them all!

Melissa_J I really wish Ottawa had a book or writers festival 😢 3d
janeycanuck @Melissa_J It doesn‘t have one?! That surprises me. You should start one! Or plan a road trip to Eden Mills next year 🤪 3d
Melissa_J Well I should have googled before I commented. Apparently there is an author‘s festival in Oct. I‘m not too interested in the line-up though, except maybe Terry Fallis. 3d
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This book is my soulmate.

SW-T 😊😊😊 1w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I love that cover! ❤️ 1w
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Nightmare | Marcus Van Heller
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I wasn‘t sure this day would come...

We decided to add built-ins around our fireplace by a reputable cabinet maker. But it‘s been a nightmare. The fireplace venting was ripped & crushed and hidden from us. We had to fight for proper repairs to be made (our fireplace guy said our house would have been in flames in 2-3 hours...) and then had to wait for the middle to be rebuilt. But now it‘s done! Jury is still out on if it was worth the stress.

Book_ish Totally worth it!! It‘s gorgeous!!! 1w
TrishB Looks lovely. 1w
TheSpineView Beautiful! 😊 1w
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Lcsmcat It‘s lovely! I hope in time you can forget the headaches and enjoy it. 1w
Tamra Love it! 1w
britt_brooke What a pain in the butt. Good thing it looks beautiful! 1w
LeahBergen It‘s lovely! 1w
Mollyanna It‘s gorgeous! 1w
janeycanuck @Book_ish @TrishB @TheSpineView @Lcsmcat @Tamra @britt_brooke @LeahBergen @Mollyanna Thanks everyone. We love how they look and the craftsmanship has never been in doubt. We‘re just so frustrated with how things went, many tears were shed! Of course, it hasn‘t helped that the books have been in boxes since June while this has been going on. Nothing worse than a bad reno and you can‘t even console yourself with your books! 1w
llwheeler Looks great! Sucks that it was a bad experience to get there 1w
Hooked_on_books Sounds like a total nightmare, but it looks amazing. Hopefully over time the bad with fade while the joy of built ins remains. 1w
Melissa_J It looks lovely 😊 1w
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Albatross: A Novel | Terry Fallis
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Love hearing Terry Fallis read his work and super excited to see him today at the Eden Mills Writers‘ Festival!

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I freaking adore Flavia. I didn‘t pick this one up as quickly as I normally would after the way the previous one ended but I was pleasantly surprised at how the story carried on. Flavia continues to delight and Bradley continues to weave the most intriguing mysteries.

Book 10 for #14books14weeks (and the last one I squeaked in during the 14 weeks!)

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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I‘m sad I‘m late to the Tana French party but happy I‘ve got them all stacked up for me now. This one was such a page turner, even more than In The Woods. It took me a while to get into but holy moly, I couldn‘t put it down once I got in!

Book 9 for #14books14weeks (finished Aug 18)

Avidreader25 LOVE this one!!! 2w
janeycanuck @Avidreader25 it was SO good!!! 2w
mcipher Love this one so much. I am totally due for a re-read 2w
tjwill I love this book. It‘s my favorite Tana French, and she‘s one of my favorite authors! 2w
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Nothing like a couple of murders to help keep the spark in your marriage alive. I have many thoughts on this but they‘d all give way too much away.

Book 8 for #14books14weeks

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An #audiocanning day. For such a short book, a lot happens! This one deserves all the buzz it got, it‘s so good. I‘d love to read a good long juicy novel from Braithwaite.

Melissa_J I really enjoyed this one, too! 2w
Lcsmcat Your canning is making my mouth water! Is that Chow Chow on the left? 2w
janeycanuck @Lcsmcat Zucchini relish. I‘ve never heard of chow chow, what is it? 2w
Lcsmcat @janeycanuck It‘s a type of Southern vegetable relish. It looks a lot like yours. Here‘s a recipe and picture. https://www.tasteofsouthern.com/chow-chow-relish/ 2w
janeycanuck @Lcsmcat ooh, looks tasty! 2w
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I‘m taking on the Readers Imbibing Peril challenge - I‘m hoping to finish the first, second and third perils. So I pulled a bunch of titles that‘ll work to pick from over the next two months. #ripxiv #readersimbibingperil

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I feel like I did okay with my reading in August, yet somehow, my #SeptemberTBR feels twice as large? I‘ve got five of my #14books14weeks reads that I didn‘t get to, my #GirlyBookClub book, a couple of books in-progress, a bunch of previous TBRs and I‘ve added four more books for my never-ending quest to #readmyowndamnbooks

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Long weekend reading goal: finish at least two of the six books I have in progress. I‘ve got these four plus two audios that all were started ages ago. Time to finish some of them off!!

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Another delicious meeting of #MummyDaughterBookClub. We all loved The Huntress, though I‘ve clearly been reading too many thrillers because when Nina first appeared, I was convinced she was the Huntress in disguise. Not so much!

swishandflick Yum! 😋 3w
Tamra Oh you lucky ladies! Books and delicious tidbits! 3w
mhillis That looks delicious!! 3w
janeycanuck @swishandflick @Tamra @mhillis It was so good! Loved every morsel 😊 3w
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The Birthday Girl | Sue Fortin
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A definite page turner but stretched the limits of reasonability, even for a thriller.

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The book was a so-so (I‘m just not into short stories) but as always, the conversation at last night‘s #GirlyBookClub was great!

marleed I read this this year. I don‘t remember it - that‘s my problem with short stories. I need to develop a different way to absorb them. 3w
janeycanuck @marleed I think short stories are something you need to dip in and out of, reading only one at a time. I like to immerse myself more and a story is done just as I‘m really starting to sink into it. 3w
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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A little reading down by the river. What a nice way to pass some time.

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Van Gogh's Ear: The True Story | Bernadette Murphy
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Love your #bookhaulchallenge idea, @Lcsmcat - this is my earliest book haul post from April 2017. I‘ve read all but the two Van Gogh books, which surprises me, I thought I‘d have more that were unread!

Lcsmcat Good job! Did you like Frog Music? I did it on audio, and the narrator couldn‘t sing, which annoyed me. 1mo
janeycanuck @Lcsmcat I did. It wasn‘t what I was expecting but I was pleasantly surprised. A narrator that couldn‘t sing would be really off-putting, though. 1mo
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I cannot lie - I stopped reading this multiple times to look up cross-country train travel. I‘m not sure what that says about me but I‘m going with it.

This was so very satisfying.

Book 7 for #14books14weeks

TheHeartlandBookFairy Classic! 😁 3w
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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I had the big twist revealed to me a few years ago (and of course had forgotten) yet still didn‘t see it coming until about ten pages before it happened. Such a great book, loved it!

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Finally finished this today while doing some #audiopainting of baseboards and casing. The female narrator pushed this from a pick to a so-so for me. She had a breathy, lispy quality to her voice that seemed put-on and did not work for me. But the storyline and writing were good!

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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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Not quite as good as the first two but light & fun and exactly what I needed right now!

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Another month, another TBR I‘ll never get through. My #AugustTBR is a lot of carry over from July, the rest of my #14books14weeks books. I‘m not holding out a lot of faith in making much progress this month - we‘re in the middle of a bunch of renos that at this point, seem like they‘ll never end.

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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I would not have finished this if it wasn‘t for the book club conversation that I have to lead. The less said about it, the better... pun intended. #GirlyBookClub

LeeRHarry Did nothing for me either. 2mo
rwmg Oh dear, that sounds ominous. It's on my virtual TBR shelf. 2mo
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Sweet Success | Susan Mallery
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Another #24in48 in the books! So happy with how this readathon went - I finished 5 books, am close on finishing a 6th and made some decent progress on an audio. Now time to clean up my disaster of a house after leaving trails of glasses, bowls, blankets, etc. all over the place for the last two days.

Megabooks Congratulations!! 🎉🎉🥳🥳📚💃🏻🍾😎 2mo
readtheworld Wow, congrats! 🎉 2mo
wanderinglynn 👏 👏 👏 Congrats! 2mo
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Eyelit Well done! 🎉📚👏🎉😄 2mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
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Managed some balcony reading time in this round of #24in48!

Fifth book finished, very enjoyable. Not as funny as Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows but a tighter story with less subplots that go nowhere. I hope she keeps writing!

Book 6 for #14books14weeks

Megabooks This is such a great book! 2mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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So interesting! I love how the history of the library was intertwined with stories of today and the fire, itself.

Book 4 finished for #24in48

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Audio walk to return my library books and get some fresh air before the unbearable humidity returns #24in48

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Yesterday was too hot to read outside, today it‘s too wet.

I‘ve got another 11 hours to go for #24in48. Time to get reading!

Tamra Nice reading spot though! 2mo
janeycanuck @Tamra thanks! I‘m pretty fond of it. 2mo
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Not as exciting as the blurb made it sound like it would be, but an interesting read nonetheless.

My third book finished for #24in48 and book 5 for #14books14weeks

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I love audios! I listen whenever my eyes are engaged but my ears aren‘t - walking, cooking, laundry... I used to have an Audible membership but now I have a Scribd subscription and get my fix between it and the library. I have 200+ titles saved on Scribd that there‘s no way I‘ll ever get through! I‘m almost done with Manhattan Beach but not enjoying it enough to make it my #24in48 audio but hopefully I‘ll finish it soon.

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Second book finished for #24in48. While I read, Penny is working on her own sleepathon.

A page turner, for sure - but just like with Final Girls, I knew the who almost immediately, just not the why or what.

Mollyanna I got a couple of fur babies working on a sleepathon too. 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
BekahB I listened to an interview with the author on the Books in the Freezer podcast. He talked about how certain horror movies influenced this book and Final Girls, which kind of gave it away for me. I still really enjoyed it! Can‘t wait for his next one! 2mo
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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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First book finished for #24in48!

Much less ice cream in this one but equally over the top with the Americana similes and crazy antics. Perfect start to my day.

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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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With an expected high of 34 and how muggy it‘s already feeling at 6:30, I think this‘ll be my only chance for some outdoor reading today...

#24in48

IvoryLunatic I really wanted to read outside this weekend but the temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s today and I‘d rather stay inside for that haha 2mo
janeycanuck @IvoryLunatic 24, feels like 31 here already... Brutal temps but I can feel completely justified in lazing around reading all day instead of weeding the garden! 2mo
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It‘s my #24in48 stacks and snacks!

I‘m hoping to polish off my three library books and then at least one or two other books over the course of my 24 hours.

I‘m undecided about picking Sophie‘s World and Less at some point this weekend. I‘m about 1/3 through Sophie‘s World and enjoying it but it‘s a slower read. Less is my Book Club book and I‘m not looking forward to it...

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When Life Gives You Lululemons | Lauren Weisberger
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Well, at least this one had a story line - albeit a predictable one. But it‘s like Weisburger just pretended Revenge Wears Prada didn‘t exist. No mention of the magazine and the timeline doesn‘t add up if that book happened.

Book 4 for #14books14weeks

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I listen to a lot of book podcasts in the car and when I hear something I think I‘d like to read, I ask Siri to add the title to a reminders list so that I can add it to Goodreads later. She often gets it wrong but close enough that I can guess the title. But not this time... the reminder I have is:

Launch add water

I have no idea what book it is. Any guesses what this title could be?!

DaveGreen7777 Do you remember if it was a mystery? There‘s a cozy mystery called Just Add Water, that‘s close to Siri‘s suggestion? 🧐 2mo
Amandajoy I would probably try saying Launch Add Water to Siri really fast and see if she gives me the book title. Not sure if it would work. 2mo
janeycanuck @Amandajoy She searched for Pokémon Chad Water... 2mo
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janeycanuck @DaveGreen7777 I do like a mystery... I don‘t think that was the title but it sounds good! 2mo
Amandajoy Hmm... that doesn‘t seem helpful. Do you remember what podcast it was from? 2mo
janeycanuck @Amandajoy it was likely one of the Book Riot ones. I‘m going to sit down and start going through their show notes, see if I can figure it out. 2mo
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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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Two library holds coming in right before #24in48?! Yahoo!! Looking forward to both of these ☺️

Booknerd2 I'm waiting for Lock Every Door from my library. It can't come soon enough. 2mo
janeycanuck @Booknerd2 I can‘t wait for the weekend when I‘ll have the time to sit with it for more than 20 minutes. 2mo
kamoorephoto Good picks!! 2mo
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Mehso-so

This was a 200-page book in a 400-page book‘s clothing.

Book 3 for #14books14weeks

AlaMich Too much book and not enough story? 2mo
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Daaaammmmmmnnnnnnnn.

If you‘ll excuse me, I‘ll now be binging on the HBO documentary and the ABC podcast.

Leftcoastzen Well said ! I have not listened to the podcast. 2mo
janeycanuck @Leftcoastzen it‘s called The Dropout. 6 episodes in total. I suspect there will be a lot of overlap with the ABC documentary, if you saw it. 2mo
charl08 Still shaking my head on this one (they did what? Why didn't anyone stop this/ see through this sooner?!!) 2mo
LauraJ Hello puggy! 2mo
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Indigo order arrived! Nine Perfect Strangers to go with my mother‘s spa gift certificate to celebrate her retirement, Alexander Hamilton biography as the second hint of the Hamilton tickets my sister is getting for her 40th birthday (first hint is a US $10 bill) and a tote for me that accurately represents my mental state in a book store.

DivineDiana Fabulous gifts! She will be thrilled! 2mo
Melissa_J I‘m expecting that tote as part of my July Indigo Book Box. Fingers crossed it arrives tomorrow 🤞🏻 2mo
Bookish_B Cute bag! 2mo
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janeycanuck @Melissa_J I want them to start doing those boxes for adult fiction!! I‘ve only ever seen the YA. 2mo
janeycanuck @Bookish_B yeah, I couldn‘t pass it up ☺️ 2mo
janeycanuck @DivineDiana hope so! Still no date for when tickets will be on sale so I‘m having to resort to fun ways of letting her know what to expect. 2mo
RealLifeReading Great tote! 2mo
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I should have picked this up when I bought it several years ago. Completely riveting!

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In the Woods | Tana French
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It took me a little while to get going with this but then it sucked me in and wouldn‘t let go. When I realized they had the murderer and there was still 1/4 of the book left, I knew I was in for a ride!

Book 2 for #14books14weeks

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What the heck happened to all the time I thought I‘d have to read in June?! #JulyTBR is here - the left are the books in-progress and my July #GirlyBookClub read. The right is everything left over from June, including 3 #14books14weeks books, which I‘ve added 4 to in order to get back on track.

Anything here that I won‘t be able to put down once I start? I need a few “quick wins” to start this month off right.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I don‘t know what happened to June either! 3mo
LapReader Don‘t go for Sophie‘s World. 3mo
janeycanuck @LapReader I‘m halfway through it already - and loving it! 3mo
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Nute Bad Blood. 3mo
tjwill I usually have trouble putting down Tana French‘s books, especially 3mo
janeycanuck @Nute I‘ve heard that... And I‘m really eager to listen to the podcast so I think it‘s gonna be next weekend‘s read. 3mo
janeycanuck @tjwill Ooh, excellent, thanks. I‘m in the middle of In The Woods right now so it would be the next one I pick up. 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy You've got this! Besides, sleep is overrated and reading is better lol ,😂❤️📚📖 3mo
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After several long, hot days of cleaning up the several long, hot days of the installation of our hardwood floors, which required several long hot days of prepping, it feels so good to sit out on the balcony with a book!

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Great discussion about Radium Girls at this week‘s #GirlyBookClub. This was such a compelling read and we were all fascinated by the tales of these women. It didn‘t feel like a 400-page book, which is always a sign of incredible writing.

britt_brooke This story is so sad and truly nuts. 💔 3mo
janeycanuck @britt_brooke When I made the restaurant reservation, the fellow asked what we read this month. I told him and he says “THAT‘S A TRUE STORY?!” and then said he needed to find the book immediately. 3mo
britt_brooke @janeycanuck It‘s totally a stranger than fiction situation. 3mo
MarriedtoMrT I loved this book! It was one of the first nonfiction titles I read (for pleasure as an adult). 3mo
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I have two things I must accomplish this weekend - get the house ready for our hardwood install and finish this for bookclub. We spent about 9 hours tearing out baseboards and casing and we‘re so close to ready. So now it‘s time to turn my attention to my book. Only 170 pages left!

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Finally made it to Curiosa in Toronto! I suspect I may have died and gone to heaven? Every single thing in this shop is beautiful and perfect.

I restrained myself and came home with a gorgeous journal and an adorable Luna Lovegood Pez dispenser.

wanderinglynn That shop looks amazing! 😍 3mo
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I don‘t normally do these but I‘m dying laughing see other people‘s posts so I had to jump in!

Hello.
My name is the one size I have.
You killed my car.
Prepare to be a good chance to be a good night.

(Just want to say that dog then mom were the other predictions for “You killed my...” which makes me wonder about my priorities.)

Thanks for the laughs, @wanderinglynn
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks for the tag, @Erika13137

1. Non-relative? Katy - we met in grade 3 when we were shoved into the same split class and forgotten about with the 5 other 3rd graders.
2. Cinque Terre in 2009. It‘s still one of my favourite places I‘ve been.
3. Gingerbread. My mom always baked gingerbread houses for us when we were kids.
4. The Death of Mrs Westaway but I‘m thisclose to finishing Radium girls.
5. @Lcsmcat @Amandajoy @Bibliogeekery

Erika13137 I‘m reading Death of Mrs Westaway right now. Just flying through it. 3mo
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