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kelseynicburke

kelseynicburke

Joined May 2017

25 | Nova Scotia, Canada | Murderino | Ravenclaw | 🌊🎒☕️📚🐈
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Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir | Shannon Leone Fowler
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Why is it that I can listen to and read the most devastating books about crimes and wars and murders and, while feeling empathy, manage to be mostly objective. Yet as soon as I try to read a book about one person's grief for another after a random accidental death I have to bail like 10 minutes in. So this book is a DNF through no fault of it's own but solely due to my inability to deal 🤷🏼‍♀️

Cinfhen I really “enjoyed” this audio....Shannon‘s story was so compelling for me 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3d
kelseynicburke @Cinfhen I'm sure I'll get back to it! It'll just have to be at a time when I'm feeling exceptionally well, like July ☀️ 3d
Cinfhen It‘s a crazy story but there are some really beautiful moments too. I think I was impartial to the 2 Israeli girls who befriended Shannon in Thailand. I recognized right away, that “chutzpah” that Israeli‘s possess but it comes from such a deep place of caring. 3d
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Unfollow | Megan Phelps-Roper
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Megan, welcome to the fold of heathens who value human life. We can always use more members.

I admire people who realize they've done wrong and done harm to others and, instead of doubling down on their position, change it entirely. There's no denying that Megan Phelps-Roper has spread a lot of hate in her life but I hope she finds a way to rise above the vicious rhetoric she was raised to deliver to the world.

(Photo: Topeka Capital Journal)

cathysaid Is this a woman from the family running that awful, hateful Baptist church? 4d
kelseynicburke @cathysaid Yes, Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. She's the one of the founder's granddaughters 4d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Between moving and having to work nonstop lately I haven't been able to get anything done. My snail mail has been terribly neglected (promise I haven't forgotten you #poutinepenpals) and my apartment is a mess. But the healing power of Luna on my lap, a good audiobook, and a half hour session with my vitamin D lamp before my nightshift is pretty perfect right now 😻🎧☀️ #catsoflitsy

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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"Fight the power above you not the oppressed beside you."

Saw this while on the bus the other day and thought of this book.

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Pickpick

I still have 2 hours left of this audiobook but I feel confident enough that I'm early recommending. This is a book that has the potential to be life changing or life affirming for many people. I recommend it to those who are experiencing any level of gender dysphoria, those who love someone in the above mentioned community and those who work with the public in any way (especially with children). But really, I'd like to recommend it everyone.

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Mehso-so

Positive: I appreciate how well researched and extensive a reporting this is and I learned so much about this case
Negative: I needed an editor to shave about 200 pages off of it. There was so much repetition. Many lines were even repeated verbatim in multiple chapters.

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My Cat Is Sad | Katrina Streza
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Went to get a towel and found Rumi looking all sad in the cupboard 😿 #CheerUpPumpkinSpiceMuffin #catsoflitsy

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Anyone try out the new Wizarding World app? :) I'd be interested to see what the other house bingo cards look like cause I think you can only see your own house #wizardingworld #ravenclaw #housepride #ravenclawbingo

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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Do you ever reach the last 100 or so pages of a book, having already fallen in love with all the characters, then realized that things are going too well to sustain the story for that long? So logically, you conclude something devastating is probably going to happen soon to one of the characters you're so invested in. That's pretty much where I'm at right now. Got that impending literary doom feeling 😬

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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Permanent Record | Edward Snowden
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MicrobeMom Still true! 4w
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Fall On Your Knees | Ann-Marie MacDonald
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1. Haven't been to many places so I tagged one from home (Cape Breton)
2. 🌤️
3. Back in my desperately trying to be rebellious high school days: I was going out with a guy 2 years older than me who had a car (!) but he accidentally pocket-dialed his mom and she heard him talking about running home to get his bong so when he got there she was waiting to confront him and made him stay home😂
4. Luna😻
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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Time to take on a chunkster 🤓

PS: This is my new roommate's cat Rumi. He doesn't know it yet but we're gonna be buds 🐈

AmyRebecca Rumi is a handsome fellow! 1mo
Soubhiville He‘s beautiful! 1mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 1mo
Texreader Awwww. 😻 1mo
Tamra This is a really really good read! And a that‘s a sweet face too. 😃 1mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Ordered curtains and a bath mat for my new apartment but I needed $12 to get free shipping and look what was $12 😆

AmyG That‘s a sign from the universe that you needed to have that. ;) 1mo
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Went on a post-storm audiowalk around the neighbourhood. Happy that I didn‘t see any real damage to people‘s houses but the power lines are a mess. Looks like we‘ll be without power for a while. I wonder what non-readers do in times like these. What I wouldn‘t do for a hot cup of tea! ☕️

tournevis So glad things are ok! 1mo
Lcsmcat Be careful walking with all the downed lines! 1mo
JacqMac Glad it isn‘t too horrible. We were in Halifax during Hurricane Juan. We had no power for 7 days. After that we invested in a camping stove. Hot tea was a necessity. Lol 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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B.K. Pine
The Green Lantern (I think it‘s already taken)

TCLinrow 😅 mine would be L. T. Oak, The Orange Book 1mo
Craftylikefox M T Sequoia, The Gray Dog 😊 1mo
Missusb B P Eucalyptus The Plum Mouse 🐁 1mo
SauerPatch S.C. Elm, the Tye Dye Napkin Basket 🤣 1mo
LiljaPleasant A.L. Oak, The black book 1mo
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Dorian update from Halifax: no power for 9 hours so far, but I think the worst of the weather has passed. I‘ve eaten approximately a pound of hummus and Luna loves the headlamp 👍

AmyG Hope it all ends soon! 1mo
CarolynM Thinking of you. Hope you're not too long without power. 1mo
Nebklvr Stay safe 1mo
LiteraryinLititz 💜💜 Thinking of you! 1mo
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I‘ve got tons of snacks, a headlamp, a bag of cat food and a good book #hurricanedorian

FantasyChick I've got a stack of books, a cupboard full of snacks and wine in the fridge! Stay safe!!! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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We‘re officially moved in! Though Luna refuses to leave my room.

Direct quote from my dad while he‘s hefting the millionth heavy box with me:

“Next time you move, you‘re getting a library card”

Tamra Ha! 1mo
SauerPatch 🤣 1mo
Nute Love Dad! So funny!😂 1mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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I‘m moving tomorrow and my apartment is empty except for my bed and a few necessities. Last night, Luna and I were sitting on my bed reading Pet Sematary during a storm. Power goes out. I realize I packed my flashlight in one of a million boxes. I‘m alone in an empty, dark apartment with my cat, a creepy book and my phone at 42% 👀. Luckily, the guys across the hall had an extra flashlight to save me from my classic horror movie scenario🤦‍♀️

IamIamIam 😳😱😱😱😱 2mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Halfway update: Favourite things about this book so far are 1) the characters grappling with their feelings about death is, in my opinion, some of Stephen King‘s more memorable writing and 2) the character Ellie. She‘s just this wise, curious little girl who adores her cat and I love reading scenes between her and her Dad. I think the relationship is really well done and heartwarming and 3) of course, Church the creepy cat 🧟‍♂️

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“In the early days I used to wake up screaming. Now I just wake up sad.”

Simple, yet heartbreaking quote from the mother of a young girl who accepted a ride home and never made it there

JennyM 💔 2mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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First time reading Pet Semetary! (fingers crossed for no graphic animal scenes though 😬)

KristenDuck Sooo good!! It‘s not that graphic. But a couple scenes that make you want to turn all the lights on! 2mo
tapgurl I had to finish that book in public- I went to a McDonalds to read. No Starbucks back then😂 2mo
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Curious Cats | Katie Kawa
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A lot of littens seem to have cats and I have a question. Luna is 3 years old and she‘s never been a cuddly cat. She lets me pet her and sleeps near me but she doesn‘t really initiate contact. But lately she‘s really cuddly which I love but I‘m worried it may mean she‘s stressed or sick. She laid on my chest and burrowed into my neck earlier which she‘s never done. Anyone know what might cause a quick personality change like that? #catsoflitsy

KristenDuck Just keep up with your vet appointments. But honestly three years is when cats transition from kittens to adults, so she might just be maturing! 2mo
kelseynicburke @kristenduck hope that means she‘ll stay cuddly 😻 2mo
IvoryLunatic Has anything else changed in your household that may have made her more comfortable? I had two cats in college and one of them got sick and died. I always thought the second one just wasn't that affectionate but once she turned into the only cat, she got super cuddly since there was no more competition I guess. 2mo
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Eyelit One of my cats went from standoffish to kinda cuddly around the 3 year mark... so it could be a maturing thing 2mo
Tamra Maybe just hitting the lazy cat stage. 😻 2mo
kelseynicburke @IvoryLunatic actually my roommate just moved to a new place and she took her cat with her so now it‘s just me and Luna. Maybe that‘s it! Although, if you‘re right my cuddling days are numbered. We‘re moving into a new place next week with two new cats 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
IvoryLunatic @kelseynicburke maybe if you can spend a lot of time cuddling until (though I know that‘s hard while you‘re moving), she‘ll get used to it and still want to it after. 2mo
kelseynicburke @IvoryLunatic I‘ll find the time 😻 2mo
annkuch13 I'd agree with @KristenDuck and @Eyelit that it may just be maturing. As long are there aren't other signs she may be sick like not eating or kitty litter issues, I wouldn't be worried. 2mo
JenReadsAlot I had a cat for 2 years before he sat on my lap so as long as everything else is okay enjoy the snuggles! 2mo
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I tend to stay with a book to the end (especially on audio) even if I‘m not super into it, but I couldn‘t do it this time. It‘s about some wealthy teens/young adults who broke into celebrities‘ houses to steal their stuff and then became annoyed when there were consequences. I could‘ve handled the unlikeable characters had the writing made up for it, but found it to be fragmented and lacking any cohesive narrative as far as I listened (about 75%).

Megabooks I bailed on audio too, but I liked the movie. 2mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Unlimited teleportation 🌎
Leo 🦁
Errands upon errands 😒
#friyayintro @howjessreads

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @teebe @KarynGood @mcctrish

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Big news! I found the newest addition to my favourites shelf. This book was absolutely amazing. There were many times when I just read a paragraph or a page over and over because the writing was so perfect. The story had a vague magical quality while managing to remain grounded in realism, and I loved the characters and relationships. It was all done so well ❄️🦊

MrsMalaprop This has been on my #TBR for a long time, thanks to some glowing reviews on here. Really need to get to it! 2mo
Readergrrl I really loved this book too. I kept thinking I had read the fairytale that it was inspired by. 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading I loved this soooo much! Read it nearly two years ago and still think about it quite a bit. 2mo
JenReadsAlot Such a great book! 2mo
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Untitled | Anonymous
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So my friend made Luna her very own Pokémon card #catsoflitsy ?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is so awesome!! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And that‘s a great friend! 2mo
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📦Packing < snuggling with Luna😻

Lcsmcat Kitty! 😻 2mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 2mo
rretzler 😻 2mo
brit91 Awwww😻😻😻😻 2mo
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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Thank you @PurpleyPumpkin and @KarynGood for the amazing bday presents! And also a huge thank you to everyone in #PoutinePenPals for the gifts and cards (not pictured here because I‘m in the middle of moving and everything is in boxes). You‘re all the greatest 😍

PurpleyPumpkin Yay! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Good luck with your move. 🍀 🤞🏽😉💜 2mo
KarynGood I‘m glad it arrived!!! Good luck with your move! 2mo
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Loving this book so far ❄️

alisonrose One of my all time faves! 2mo
JenReadsAlot So good! 2mo
Redwritinghood She‘s a wonderful writer! 2mo
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The Boston Strangler | Gerold Frank
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I love true crime books but after this one I think I‘m gonna stop reading and listening to any that are more than a couple decades old, no matter how many awards they‘ve won. Between The Onion Field and this book, I feel uncomfortably complicit in the homophobia and transphobia displayed and celebrated by these police departments. I paid money to read about it and in a way, I feel I‘ve inadvertently supported it #endh8 🏳️‍🌈

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The Boston Strangler | Gerold Frank
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This makes no sense. A man who is targeting women for sexual assault and murder “must be a homosexual”. I know this took place in the 60‘s but come on guys

silentrequiem Um... Where's the head scratching emoji? 2mo
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Blood and Money | Thomas Thompson
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Found in a used book from Ed‘s Books in Sydney, Nova Scotia: library slip from 1979 Port Hawkesbury, NS

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Littens, I‘m in need of assistance! (Sorta rhymed) I‘m going to a performance of The Magic Flute at an opera festival. I‘ve never been to the opera or an opera festival and was wondering if anyone knows what the dress code might be and how long the performance usually is because Google is really failing me on this. Thanks! :)

charl08 The ones I've been to it was like the theatre - some people dress up, some people don't. If it's out of doors, make sure you take a blanket. And read the story beforehand, because neither one made any sense to me at the time! 2mo
Beatlefan129 I‘ve only been to 2 operas, but they were both really long. Over 2 hours, but they did have an intermission 2mo
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kelseynicburke @Beatlefan129 I have the attention span of a goldfish so that‘ll be interesting 😅 2mo
Lcsmcat Magic Flute is a great 1st opera to go to. It‘s light and funny and not too long. Read a synopsis ahead of time and maybe listen to an aria. The Queen of the Night aria is from this opera, if you‘ve read that book? 2mo
Lcsmcat Here‘s Wikipedia‘s synopsis https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_Flute. Enjoy! 2mo
Zelma I dress nicely. I don‘t care for fancy dresses but dress slacks and nicer top than business casual. However. There will be people in more business casual. 2mo
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I was planning to answer my #PoutinePenPals mail today but I only got one written cause I started doing this photo shoot with Luna. On the bright side 1) I did get one letter written, and 2) I got a picture of Luna ALMOST kissing me and that‘s a big deal #catsoflitsy

squirrelbrain 😻😻😻 2mo
rabbitprincess Adorable! 2mo
brit91 Awww so cute!!😻😻😻😻 2mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2mo
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Listening to this again because Michelle McNamara was a Goddess

8little_paws I'm reading this now for the 2nd time for book club. She's a great writer. 2mo
DimeryRene This was so wonderful!! She is fantastic. 2mo
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Found this old edition on the bookshelf at work!

Earlene That is the copy we used in my grade 10 English class. I didn‘t like it that well. 2mo
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She's Come Undone | Wally Lamb
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The book I finished today was my first crossword clue! 👀

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She's Come Undone | Wally Lamb
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When Mom and I say we‘re going camping, we really mean we‘re gonna read outside for a couple days ⛱

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She's Come Undone | Wally Lamb
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Thank you @mcctrish for the wonderful early birthday present!!!! I can‘t wait to read it :) you‘ve put a huge smile on my face

JacqMac This is one of my favourite books of all time. Enjoy! 3mo
mcctrish Oh yay!!! All the book mail is arriving! 3mo
bookaholic1 Such a great book one of Wally's best 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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All tucked in 🐱#catsoflitsy

Susanita ❤️❤️ 3mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I wondered how far I‘d get into the packing before the investigator came 🔍

jillannjohn 😂😂 3mo
rretzler 😻 3mo
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Keshen Goodman branch (Halifax Public Libraries) | Halifax, NS, Canada (Library)
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A library that has hammocks is right up there with a dress that has pockets

Aims42 👍🏻 sounds like Heaven!! ❤️ 3mo
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A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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A nearly normal family with a chainsaw — I would 100% read that

julesG 😂😂😂 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha! 3mo
Patchshank The last wish with a chainsaw 3mo
BookHoarder32 Dine with Me with a chainsaw.. 3mo
emtobiasz Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective with a chainsaw 😳 3mo
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