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wonderkales

Joined March 2018

Body Positive. Comedic genius. Foodie. Curvy. Blogger. Feminist. Ottawa explorer. Reader. Crazy cat lady. Comic obsessed. Aspires to be Inspirational.
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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I wanted a light book to read because I have been reading a lot of heavy stuff. This isn't as light as I would like but it is still quite fun. There are triggers for emotional abuse so if that is an issue then I would skip over the book because that is quite a big topic. Besides that, I fell in love with Tiffy and her quirky DIY styles, and I loved Leon. My husband is quite quiet introspective like Leon so I really connected to that love story.

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I read this during a bought of insomnia recently and I can't wait to dive into the rest of the series. It delves into so much detail for such a surprisingly small book. I am eagerly waiting for my library to reopen so I can read the rest.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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This book is just magical. I loved it. I got lost in the endless, beautiful details. It played with my emotions. I fell in love with it. I think it is one of my top books for 2020.

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My first introduction to Pride & Prejudice was the 2005 movie with Keira Knightly which I absolutely fell in love with. This book was an absolute pleasure to listen to, one of those books that you know will make you smile every time you choose it. After that I spent a whole day watching the 2005 movie again and had no regrets.

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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Made the mistake of picking up the 4th book in the series but not mad because it is just so much fun to read along with. Now to go back to the beginning and start the series the right way.

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Lovely short story that questions how much we control of our destiny or if fate control's it for us. Heartbreaking but freeing.

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The Casquette Girls | Alys Arden
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I loved it because it has witchiness, superstition and history. It was fun, I could do without a love triangle though. The story stands fine on it's own without one.

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I found this very informative, the author blends the talent of storytelling with historical information really well.

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Captain Marvel | Kelly Thompson
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I love the Captain Marvel #3 cover 😍

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This comic is so good! I don't go for Apocalypse stories but damn everything about it is excellent. It combines nostalgia well with an updated origin story.

LibrarianRyan I agree. I loved this 3y
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A really fun comic, perfect for the Halloween lover all year round.

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I loves me some ghosts and some mythology.

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It was an entertaining story.

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Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
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This book was amazing! A comprehensive look at the lineage of two sisters that grew up under very different circumstances by colonialism. It is a violent, heartbreaking book but it is also so touching. It is one of my favourite books I have read so far this year.

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A fun adventure book, it was a lot longer than I expected it to be. I honestly thought I would just find it so-so but I did like it quite a bit. There are quite a few things that really took me off guard and I had to keep reminding myself of the era it was written in and the era it was trying to portray.

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The Wicked City | Beatriz Williams
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The Audio version is fantastic. I will say that there is a trigger warning for sexual assault so be aware of that going in. I did want to find out more about Gingers father and Ella's case assignment. I am hoping the second book touches on some of those points more and connects both these women further.

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The Kitchen | Ollie Masters
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I really enjoyed the book. I wanted a good, quick, gangsta book with interesting female characters and I got it.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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It took me a longer time than I would have thought to get drawn into this book. The topic is interesting enough but the way the writing style is laid out personally did not appeal to me.

Curiouser_and_curiouser I'm also having trouble understanding this, reading it from the start again. 3y
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Not the Girl You Marry | Andie J. Christopher
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I thought it was a fun book, it followed a lot of tropes though so I wouldn't say it was shocking. However, I wanted something lighter and this was a good fit.

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The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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I have been re-listening to the podcast as I have been reading the book and doing so had brought me so much joy. The art is beautiful, the story is as funny as I remember it, and it is just a gift to have the podcast come to life. The book is sweet and heartbreaking in a way the podcast couldn't be as they were still figuring out the story. Finally, I love that fan art was included. My favourite art piece featured is the one above of Lucretia.

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The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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Carey Pietsch's art is so beautiful, this graphic novel series is just stunning 😍

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The inside of this book is gorgeous.

BridgetteM 😍 4y
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My haul from one day at Fan Expo Toronto.

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The art in this comic is glorious 😍😍

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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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I have a simple philosophy: I go into a bookstore, I buy 📚🤗

keys_on_fire Love the tote!! 4y
wonderkales @keys_on_fire thank you! I saw it and I knew it had to be mine 😂 4y
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This book got me out of my current book slump. It was so good I finished it in two days! The book is about a severely agoraphobic woman who witnessed a crime next door. The crime actually doesn't happen till almost halfway through the book but the main characters struggles with agoraphobia is so interesting you don't notice. The main characters drinking problem made the book have a "Girl on the Train" feel. I highly recommend this book!

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The Best of Adam Sharp | Graeme Simsion
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The story started off a little slow, although I am right in the middle of moving so I have been very distracted. I got into this love story and connected with all of the characters to a point were I just could not decide how I wanted the story to end because I liked everyone too much.

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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So this book is definitely different than "The Girl on the Train." Expect a slower pace, there are also so many viewpoints that the story kind of jumps around a lot. It was hard to keep track of all the narrorators at first. Once I was into the story I was into it. It had supernatural elements (which I love), it featured flawed women that work against typical female sterotypes. Give me a "nasty woman" story and I am happy.

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I love America #10's cover 😍

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America #1 | Gabby Rivera
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Okay so this is America #8 not 1. I just love everything about this picture, mostly because I love America and I will use every opportunity to highlight how radical she is.

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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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Happy Easter! It is the first of the month which is the perfect time to look at all the books I enjoyed last month 😊

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The book is fascinating. The author clearly researched the character for years. He has a great writing style, the book is full of facts but it reads like he is conversing with you and not talking at you. I would have liked to see the author look more at modern feminism and the comic/geek community so that he could see that there was a big push to have more Wonder Woman in comics, tv, and movies.

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This! I read the Wonder Woman series that touched on her killing Maxwell Lord and I thought this exactly! For people who had been her teammates in the Justice League for so many years, Batman and Superman have the audacity to get upset at her for killing a man who was going to use Superman to kill millions. They know she only kills when necessary, they wouldn't make the decision so she did and then they get in a tantrum because of it.

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This book captivated me from the beginning to the end. I had thought I figured out the mystery until a little after the middle of the book and then the mystery changed. People who like Gone Girl, Stranger in the House, or Girl on the Train will love this book.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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I loved everything about this book. I think it is great for all ages, women's history is often so under represented. The stories and women in this book are inspirational, I hope they come out with more.

rachelsbrittain Welcome to litsy! 5y
RaimeyGallant Nice review. And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 5y
wonderkales @RaimeyGallant thank you! I had checked out your tips and I found them very helpful. 5y
RaimeyGallant Awesome sauce. :) 5y
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