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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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The nice weather is HERE so breakfast is outside

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Happy Long weekend of reading Canadian Littens 🇨🇦I loved Daisy Jones! It sucked me right in and had me riding a roller coaster fuelled by sex, drugs and rock n roll. I‘m sad these aren‘t real people and that the book is over

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Driving my oldest to his summer job on Beausoleil Island ( Georgian Bay) and eating and reading en route. The new Bistro Teen burger at A & W is really quite good. Happy Mother‘s Day to all Littens, hope you are having a lovely day. It‘s my first without my mom and bittersweet to be driving my son since he‘s only been home for 2 weeks from uni

Tamra 😘 1w
mcctrish @Tamra right back at ya 😘 1w
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Split Tooth | Tanya Tagaq
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Basically bizarre! Part poetry, part myth, part true, part fiction, it‘s beautiful and bleak and weird

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Split Tooth | Tanya Tagaq
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Happy Mother‘s Day to all the Litsy moms out there ( this was the Mother‘s Day Art we made in grade 3 this past week) I hope you all get some reading time and some children time, whether they are big or small. We are driving my oldest ( who‘s been home from uni for 2 weeks) to his summer job ( at a summer camp on an island). I had him home for a wee bit of time ☺️they grow up fast

Stacypatrice Adorable artwork!! 1w
mcctrish @Stacypatrice they all looked so great 1w
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Split Tooth | Tanya Tagaq
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Started this but really all I can think about is GoT and who left their cup in the scene

That-Bookish-Hiker I‘ve been seeing this all over the news and how everyone is freaking out about it. 😆 2w
mcctrish I know, HBO has since edited the show 😂 2w
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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What a brilliant book this is! In the first section, Roots, you meet 8 characters in an almost short story style. In the next section, Trunk, you begin to see the connections. What a story unfolds, filled with science, facts, love, betrayal, commitment, sacrifice! Richard Powers is an absolute wonder of a novelist

Suet624 What an enticing review. 2w
mcctrish @Suet624 it‘s a big story like or The Nix 2w
Suet624 I like big stories. Yours is the first review that make me want to read it. 😀 2w
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The Order of the Day | Éric Vuillard
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We had SUN today so I gardened to celebrate, dividing up some hostas to make room for a new tree and I am excited! This book might be slim but it packs a lot in! It tells the story of how the Second World War came to be right under everybody‘s nose. There‘s a lesson to be learned

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The Order of the Day | Éric Vuillard
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Heading to Stratford ON to celebrate my father in law‘s 80th, being the introvert that I am I‘ve brought a book to read. There‘s about 28 of us travelling on a mini bus

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Slowly but surely things are blooming in southern Ontario. Fun fact: it was warmer in Moscow than here for the last 3 days and by warmer I mean WARMER ( 28C to our 15C)

Tamra Yay! So desperate for color again! 3w
mcctrish @Tamra oh my gosh, yes and no rain 3w
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I‘ve read all 10 now and I Love My Purse is tied with a few others for 10/10 🎉moral of this story: do what you love ❤️ carry that purse, paint your face, wear a Hawaiian shirt! Be you, everyone else is taken

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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It‘s this nice in Southern Ontario today 🎉I must sit outside and read watch my sheets flutter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders It was gorgeous today wasn't it? (From a southwestern Ontario person) 😊😊 4w
mcctrish @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sleeping is going to be so fine tonight ❤️ 4w
mcctrish @Penny_LiteraryHoarders it‘s about time and how awesome that it was a holiday ( for most) 4w
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#poutinepenpals I am loving all the sweet little cards I‘m receiving, getting snail mail rocks thx @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for getting us all organized
Happy Long Weekend and Hoppy Easter to everyone

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤗💗💌💕 1mo
mcctrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego with the rain, rain and more rain in southern Ontario this Easter, poutine may just be on our Easter dinner menu 😂 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @mcctrish 😆 sounds good to me. 1mo
Pricel101 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego LOVE my #poutinepals 💌 look for cards from me soon! 4w
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My sippy cup coffee beverage at book club tonight, we discussed The Marrow Thieves and picked The Saturday Night Ghost Club for May. I had an iced caramel cloud macchiato ( decaf) 👍🏻👍🏻

WhatWouldJaneDo That looks so tasty! 1mo
mcctrish It really is 1mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Taking a break from YA to read something grand and sweeping ❤️🌳

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mcctrish @kathedron it has sucked me right in immediately 1mo
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This book ❤️it‘s harrowing and heart breaking and I couldn‘t breathe sometimes and I wanted to shake Polly and I wanted to hug her and I wanted to just sit and cry for her. The CDC makes a horrendous mistake that causes a viral apocalypse and the world changes. Polly makes an enormous sacrifice and this book will haunt you with her story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Nanaimo: The Harbour City | Goody Niosi, Terry Patterson
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I finally found some cute notecards to send out to my #poutinepenpals today, wishing I had these stamps even with all the controversy. I have received cards already from a couple of pen pals and it really is wonderful to get proper mail. I hope all my cards fly swiftly across the country to their destinations 💌

candority This made me laugh out loud. Such a Canadian thing to be mad about 😂😂😂 1mo
ErinSueGreads #poutinepenpals is absolutely killing me 😂😂😂😂 1mo
mcctrish @candority I know, right 🤣 1mo
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mcctrish @ErinSueGreads join us 😘 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Omg those are amazing!! But there is definitely too much custard. 💌💗 1mo
mcctrish Who doesn‘t love a stamp with dessert on it right ? @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego even if it‘s wrong 😆 1mo
JacqMac Waaay too much custard. But I‘m not saying I wouldn‘t eat it. Lol We should have a protest with free samples. 1mo
mcctrish @JacqMac I‘d join that protest 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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This book is filling me with despair 😩 everything is going so wrong 😢😢😢

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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy | Madeleine L'Engle
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1. Physical - Olivia Newton John
2. Cancer
3. I was a devourer of books after I read A Wrinkle in Time ( what a fantastical journey she set me on)
4. @sherryvdh

Eggs 💗 L‘Engle 1mo
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A Time to Run: Stuart and Sam | Lorna Schultz Nicholson
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Next up in my Red maple readathon

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A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bathena
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This one was hard to push through. The main character isn‘t that likeable but nobody really is, except Porous. He‘s a friend from home ( Mumbai) that she meets again in Jeddah, where she lives with her aunt and uncle. The male dominated Saudi society, full of privilege and power is hard to stomach as is the female experience of shame, inferiority and dependence. Everyone is horrible to everyone else. The ending is hopeful-ish

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Starting this today

whatshesreadingnow I have this on my tbr. It sounds pretty good! 1mo
mcctrish @whatshesreadingnow it‘s for one of my book clubs, I‘m really looking forward to it 1mo
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A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bathena
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I am struggling with this YA book. It‘s set in Jeddah and the oppression of women and girls and the entitlement of boys and men is really hard to stomach. It‘s extreme in this case but really it‘s prevalent worldwide. I want to see how it ends so I‘m gonna keep on keeping on, but it‘s easy to pick up my iPad and troll the webs instead of reading

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What are your red books? I might need to buy this book

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Catching the Light | Susan Sinnnott
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Part of my White Pine readathon, Catching the Light is a lovely coming of age story. It centres on Cathy who is on the spectrum with a severe reading disability. She‘s redoing grade 7 when she is befriend by an adult who helps her learn to read. Cathy works hard to master reading and writing and achieve her dream of going on to art school. Meanwhile a horrific accident occurs that shakes the small town she is from.

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Catching the Light | Susan Sinnnott
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Yesterday‘s rain became today‘s snow. Good thing I have books and tea because this sucks

DivineDiana Oh my! Where are you! 2mo
mcctrish @DivineDiana southern Ontario ( London) 😠 2mo
DivineDiana Glad you have your tea and books! 🙂 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Down the 401 from you. This is what we have today too. 😣😣 2mo
mcctrish @Penny_LiteraryHoarders oh where about? It bloody sucks! Fingers crossed it‘s gone by mid week, tomorrow will be cool but then between 9-15C for the next 2 weeks 🎉 2mo
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Catching the Light | Susan Sinnnott
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It‘s gonna rain all day so maybe I will read all day

Melissa_J It‘s snowing here this morning 😕 2mo
mcctrish @Melissa_J there‘s a chance all of our rain will turn to snow later 😠bloody March has been in and out like a lion! Doesn‘t it know the rules 😂 2mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Oh. My. Gosh! This book is SO wonderful! It‘s soul crushing and haunting and sad and horrifying and amazing! All the feels. All the love.

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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I can‘t handle any more bad stuff. I want to read happy books after this

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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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A quick and fun read. I loved the sewing and costume details.

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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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YA from the library chosen for the paper doll inspired cover! It‘s reminding me of Geekerella with the cosplay, comic books and geekery but no evil stepmonster

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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It starts with a mom concerned for her teenage daughter who has skipped out of school. There is an excessive amount of gingerbread made that is presented to PTA members, maybe as a bribe? Then a back story begins describing the mom‘s early years where you forget this story began in present day so when it picks back up with the present day storyline it‘s unsettling. It‘s magical and nonsensical and quite an eccentric tale is woven.

cariashley I just got this via the @strandbookstore fiction subscription box. I‘m hesitant because I didn‘t love the other Oyeyemi I read 2mo
mcctrish @cariashley I have Boy, Snow, Bird from my sister ( not her favourite) but I haven‘t read it yet. I did like her short stories. They still have that fairy tale, magical distorted reality but maybe easier to stay with 🤷🏻‍♀️I did try putting this down because so many other books are calling my name, but it just got confusing. Everyone is odd, not unlikeable so that‘s positive 2mo
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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I‘m struggling to stay focussed with this. It‘s just so crazy

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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@howjessreads #friYAYintro
1. Station Eleven
2. ALWAYS ( the thought of getting into an unmade bed at the end of the day completely sucks the joy out of getting into that bed 😂)
3. 1 C ( feels like -5 C) yay Spring in Ontario 🇨🇦
4. Cucumbers sliced on peanut butter toast
5. Hello to all the new Littens out there 👋🏻 I‘d love to follow you, tag me

AmandaEve Ahh I‘ve been dying to read Station Eleven! 👍🏽 2mo
mcctrish @AmandaEve it‘s so good, such a plausible dystopian tale. I thought of it cuz I‘m reading 2mo
AmandaEve Yes I love dystopian novels! Well looks like I have 2 books I need to add to my TBR. The Marrow Thieves sounds fascinating too! 😊 2mo
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mcctrish @AmandaEve the ever growing TBR list 🤣 2mo
AmandaEve @mcctrish haha I know right! But it‘s never a bad thing lol 😜 2mo
Susannah Oh, I TOTALLY agree about getting into an unmade bed! Just feels wrong. 2mo
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Look @Laru79 it‘s already here thx again for the inspiration

Laru79 That was quick!! Enjoy!! 2mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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This starts off with a bang

Melissa_J I need to read that soon! 2mo
JacqMac I really liked this one. 2mo
mcctrish @Melissa_J the city I live in, London, Ontario, picks one book every year that the whole city reads so we can have a city wide book club ( population almost 400,000 so I‘m not sure how many people do) this year this is the one. There have been monthly ‘meetings‘ at various libraries to discuss it 2mo
mcctrish @JacqMac it has certainly grabbed me and it is making me panic 2mo
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Fourth Dimension | Eric Walters
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This is quite the thrill ride. I can imagine making a popular movie

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Fourth Dimension | Eric Walters
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Reading all the way to Hockeytown

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I‘m going to have start baking. All I can think about is gingerbread in all its gloriousness while I read

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Shopping at the Penguin store today 🧡🖤 and I really want this entire store. Please

wanderinglynn 😍😍😍 So many things I need. 2mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
mcctrish @wanderinglynn absolutely 2mo
mcctrish @LeahBergen it‘s only open Monday to Friday so I can‘t often get here 🎉 2mo
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The Lido | Libby Page
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I spotted this book somewhere on social media a while ago. I think it was released in England/Europe before North America and consequently I struggled to find it again. It was the elusive “book with a blue cover” for about a year, luckily the Gods smiled on me and I was able to nail down the title again. It‘s just a delight of a book. I bought a new bather yesterday so I can start doing laps at my outdoor neighbourhood Lido, if it ever warms up.

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Fourth Dimension | Eric Walters
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Sometimes it‘s all the books from your holds at the library, sometimes it‘s your Ikea order and the coffee table from Structube ( ordered at Christmas ) it‘s all or nothing!

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The Lido | Libby Page
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I can‘t wait for summer so I can swim at my local pool. 🏊🏻‍♀️

BookNAround We just discussed this tonight at book club. Consensus was that it‘s a scone with clotted cream or a warm hug of a book. 2mo
mcctrish Yes, that seems about right @BookNAround I certainly look forward to it after my crazy days ( can barely keep my eyes open for 15 minutes last couple of nights) 🤣 2mo
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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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A beautiful heart breaker of a book that ends full of hope

Tamra I‘ve tried listening twice, but I have decided it needs to be a print read so that I can focus better. Looking forward to it! 3mo
mcctrish I‘m not sure I could listen to this. A couple of times I had to put it down to process the damage that the characters had endured or were inflicting @Tamra (edited) 3mo
Mel01 Reading it was painful, but worth it. Beautiful and uplifting 3mo
mcctrish @Mel01 maybe I should have said hopeful instead full of hope but the girls were talking so positive that I know they will survive so .... 3mo
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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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When all your holds come in 🎉

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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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Taking a break from laundry 🧺

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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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Winter is killing me, I need sun and warm and green things

Bookgirl Yes. Every winter. But this one is especially dreary 3mo
MuddyPuddle Yes, yes, yes, YES!!!! 3mo
mcctrish @Bookgirl I had to reroute off a major highway driving home from dropping my oldest off at uni ( big tractor trailer accident) and the weather in the country I cut through was BRUTAL! Wind, blowing snow, white outs, the sun was trying to shine everywhere else but not where I was 3mo
mcctrish @MuddyPuddle we deserve Spring! ! ! 3mo
Bookgirl Yes! I had to drive back roads a few days ago to get somewhere and was literally driving on pure sheets of ice at times. I‘m over this! 3mo
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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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Starting this and I can picture exactly where it starts #Winnipeg #universityofmanitoba #imatrailblazer

Reviewsbylola I‘ve had this on my TBR for awhile. I love the cover! So striking. 3mo
mcctrish @Reviewsbylola until my sister posted about it ( I run a Facebook group every year for my friends and their friends to post what they read to give us all inspiration and a place to track reading, a pre-Litsy if you will) I‘d never heard of it 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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This reminded me a of The Circle by Dave Eggers, it‘s a more realistic futuristic tale and very well written. You get quite lost in the story and there‘s a 6 degrees of separation to the characters so I found myself pausing at points going “wait, who is this?” as we switched point of views. It‘s a quick enjoyable read

Megabooks #stacking Thanks! Great review! 3mo
mcctrish Thank you @Megabooks 3mo
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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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I have been feeling like I‘m going through my Christmas book pile too fast, my reading game has been strong lately. So I bought 4 books between today and yesterday plus borrowed a library book off my sister. I get a bit crazy when the stack beside my bed isn‘t big enough

Reviewsbylola I‘m the same way. The books on my shelves get no play unless they make it to my nightstand first. 😆 3mo
Gezemice Nice stack! I bought those two Robert Galbraith books yesterday as a gift. I already read them - and loved them! 3mo
mcctrish Oh @Gezemice that‘s a wonderful gift ❤️I finally read the second one so now I want to binge these 2, but there are 2 1/2 other books in front ( maybe 3) 🤣 3mo
Gezemice @mcctrish I know the feeling :) 3mo
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