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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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Baby Pens are doing it. Sunday night 🐧 🏒
Almost at 40% with this.

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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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The action s book is picking up. Will be keeping an eye on three games tonight. 🐧 are playing later.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 🍁 are already down by 1 in Detroit. Hawks are up 1-0 with a SH 🚨. 🍁 are tied and Hawks 2-0. 🐧 🚨 on PP 1-0 (edited) 2d
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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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Hockey matinee in New York with McDavid. Some reading. A great start for my fall break.
#readingandwatchinghockey

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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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Back from my acupuncture appointment for those pesky menopause‘s symptoms. Leafs hockey tonight along with reading. I've been a slowpoke reader for the last two weeks. I'm finally getting into this one. #readingandwatchinghockey

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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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Saturday... hockey night in Canada. Opening night. 🐧 are playing at home against the Blue Jackets. 🍁 are at home vs the Habs.
#readingandwatchinghockey

Getting into this one finally.

writerlibrarian Habs drew first blood. Domi 🚨Matthews ties it. That number 4 in 3 games for 34. 3rd line makes it 2-1. 🐧 get on the board at the opening of the second period. 1-0. 🐧 add another one 2-0. Jackets replied 2-1. 🍁 make it 3-1. 🐧 3-1. Sid drops the gloves gets into the 📦 for 5. 🐧 🚨 4-1. Bang bang Letang 🚨 on PP. 5-1. 72 makes it 6-1 with an 🍏 for 87. 🍁 and Habs trade 🚨4-2. Teddy makes it 7-1. 7-2. 🐧 win. (edited) 1w
CarolynM Penguins are looking better in this game😃 1w
writerlibrarian @CarolynM Well, it's Columbus and Tortarella. If that didn't fire them up nothing would, Philly doesn't count 😁 1w
writerlibrarian Gally takes Habs within 1. 4-3. And Price's eyelashes are just... wow. Extreme close up from HNC. Wow, Shea Weber got crosschecked. Someone has a death wish. On PP, Habs get a penalty shot and they 🚨everything tie at 4. All because a young Leaf got chippy with Weber. Habs 🚨 5-4 Habs with less than 5m to go. 34 🚨 and ties it. 5-5 1m30 to go. We are in OT. Price robbed Tavares twice. We're in SO. Price won (edited) 1w
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Leafs in Columbus. Go Leafs. #readingsndwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Leafs on PP. Marner 💥 🚨 1w
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It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh. So my team is back. Go 🐧. Beginning of a 🥶 is nagging at me. 🙁
So Caesar tonight as reading material.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian My pens are losing 1-0. Former 🐧 Sheary scored for Buffalo. Geno has to shoot. Malkin 🚨 1 all. Sheary again 2-1 Buffalo. Sabres 🚨 right at the end of the second period. 3-1. 🐧 lose 3-1 (edited) 2w
LeahBergen First game of the season on TV for me, too! 🔥🔥🔥 2w
writerlibrarian @LeahBergen 🔥 are in Colorado. Should be a good game 2w
CarolynM Hope 🐧 are going to get better - that was pretty dismal to watch. 2w
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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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It's October and 🏒 is finally back. Captain drama in TO. Opening night for the Leafs at home. Oh, how I missed my boys of hockey. #readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Will 91 come out with the C? Johnny T is the captain. Puck drop now. Ottawa scores and 🍁 are silenced. Freddie the goat ties it. 4th line comes through. 🍁🚨 and pull ahead 2-1. Ottawa ties and then has a 🚨 disallowed. 2-2. 2 on 1 Matthews and Nylander, 34 🚨 3-2. 34 🚨 again on PP. 4-2. First goal for 🍁 young Russian D. 5-2. Leafs win 5-3 (edited) 2w
LeslieO Yay hockey! I love the start of the season when anything seems possible! Like actually making the playoffs ! 2w
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Automn nails. Saturday night preseason hockey night. Taking it easy.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 29 s in 🍁 🚨 2w
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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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I haven't decided what I'll read. Matthews did a really stupid thing. Really stupid. 🙁He's young but Crosby was also young and didn't do something so stupid or he didn't get caught.

writerlibrarian Schultzy shoots, Tanev deflects 🚨 1-0 🐧 Wings tie at the end of 87's penalty. Schultzy helps again on Rusty's 🚨 2-1 🐧 Sid is back in the 📦 well no it's Tanev. Wings tie again on PP. 2-2. 🙁. Another early period 🚨 Simon from Zar 3-2 🐧. 4-2 🐧 87 🚨!!!! Pens win. 😎 (edited) 3w
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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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Saturday night hockey in Buffalo. #readingandwatchinghockey

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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A nice story. Nice in a good way. Nothing groundbreaking but it's a fun, quick read. I liked the frienship and “quest” story. I felt the ending was a bit awkward and forced in a “it has to end like that” because it's what's expected. 🙁
It was a nice Saturday morning read.

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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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My next book... 🍁 at home playing the Sabres. #readindandwatchinghockey

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Powerful, sad, at times lyrical. The life and death of young men on the German front shows us the dissociation needed to live, survive, die. I didn‘t find it glorified war, more rationalized how the men who survive day after day in cruel, insane conditions become a pack, surviving on instinct; how young men who have known nothing else find themselves adrift afterwards.
#booked2019 #summer #booktomovie #fall #soldierstory

BarbaraTheBibliophage Unique pick for this one. 👊🏻 I read this ages ago, but I‘ll bet it‘d mean more to me now. 3w
Cinfhen Great choice 💜I loved this book and yes @BarbaraTheBibliophage reading as an “adult” is much different than reading this for a school assignment 3w
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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This is the kind of novel that you either love or find completely irritating. I loved it. I loved the whole class portrait of the rich French upper class. Renée is a "concierge" for this upper class building with 6 or 8 appartments. She hides her culture, her intelligence, her thirst for knowledge behind her door, her television. She gives the tennants what they want, what they need to see in order for their lives to go on.

writerlibrarian Paloma is the 12 years old girl that is too intelligent, too knowing for her own good and plans to end it all on her 13th birthday because she doesn't find anything worth living for. Both Renée's and Paloma's lives are on a collision course and what happens when a charming Japanese man becomes a tennant is both wonderful and heart breaking. (edited) 4w
writerlibrarian Barbery follows through her original intent and the reader ends up with some tears and a smile after finishing the novel. 3w
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Blue Jackets tonight. 71 is playing. This book is a more impactful than I expected. #readingandlisteningtohockey

writerlibrarian 🐧 🚨 on PP 8 seconds in. 1-0 🐧. 1 all. JakenBake 🚨 71 got an🍏 (edited) 4w
Karkar I wish I could have watched this one! I am in a blackout for it 😱 4w
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Back to back preseason's games against the Sens. Tonight in Ottawa. #readingandwatchinghockey

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This is my #booked2019summer last book. It will fill the #movie book but also fall's #soldierstory book.
Leafs are playing the Sens in Newfoundland now. #readingandwatchinghockey

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Karkar So glad hockey is back!!! I am watching this one too! 4w
writerlibrarian @Karkar all is right because hockey is back 😀😎 (edited) 4w
writerlibrarian Marner to Kappy 🚨 4w
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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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Loved it. It has action, magic, science, betrayal, courage and ultimately love and faith win it all. Min is complex, fun to follow and learn this world with. I had no knowledge of Korean mythology and just dived into this very vivid world the writer offered us, readers. I could feel the sand, hear the sounds of the boots on the metal floors of the space ships and see the ghosts. #booked2019 #summer

I hope we get more adventures from this world.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a fun middle grade choice! 4w
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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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My 🐧 are back. 😎😎😎
Fall is almost here... hockey is back... my 🐧 are back.
#readingandlisteningtohockey

writerlibrarian Well, 🐧 B team was losing 4-1 after 2 periods against an almost Sabres A team. They put 3 goals in went to OT and lost with 8 sec to go Eichel on a break away. Dominik Simon is not good. Really he kinda sucks. A lot. I did finish Dragon Pearl it was awesome. (edited) 1mo
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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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Guess what... hockey is back. Listening to the first preseason game. It's Vegas and Coyotes. 🌸 is not in the net. Still, it's hockey. 😊😀🥰 tomorrow night, it's 🐧, Caps, Hawks and ⭐️ all my teams are on the ice. 🍁 are playing on Tuesday.

My cold is a little better hence I can read. The good cold drugs are doing their jobs.
#readingandlisteningtohockey

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Sunny Cool Friday. Watching on and off the ?‍♀️ from Quebec City. it's a gorgeous day. the city looks like a perfect postcard. Also... book haul. So pretty.

I'm reading Dragon Pearl and it is soooo good. I caught myself saying out loud « Oh no, your bag... » I think I might finish it today.

LeahBergen I love those Ibbotson covers! 1mo
writerlibrarian @LeahBergen they are really pretty. I would be lying if I said that didn't make me buy them in print instead of digital. 1mo
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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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New book. One of the last two books for my #booked2019summer. So far, I like it.

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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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It took me almost 3/4 of the book to realize I had read it before. Not my favourite Marple. The colonialist tone was too much for me now. The sexism tone. The plot is well done but this one, written in 1964, was problematic for me. The prism of what people say they are and how they are believe without thought is well done is still relevant now. A more active Miss Marple than usual as it is a closed space, island.

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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Friday night reading while watching US Open. #relaxingreading

LeahBergen Your nails look great! 1mo
LeeRHarry Great nails - go Rafa! 😊 1mo
LauraJ Lovely 🖤 1mo
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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Next book. To finish off the summer bingo card of my library. I've been reading in order, as one does, the Marple novels for a few years now. I'm up to this one and it checks the last square I need.

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This was a really nice surprise. More of a historical, low key, yet quite emotionally strong mystery. I found myself getting really invested in Helena's rebirth. Lady Helena, unexpectedly widowed, has to stand up for herself and start a new life. From heartbroken teenager who lost her first love, to wife to an older man, whom she loved and had a comfortable life with, to widow with a estate to managed, a life to decide what to do with. #summeread

writerlibrarian The mystery part is more a slow discovery of Helena's family secrets. She doesn't investigate much. She says so herself but she gets to the truth. The historical setting, late Victorian, is spot on. The way women were living and put in a very rigid set of rules to live by are felt and shown through multiple characters is so well done.

I really liked it. I am looking forward to the next one.
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Labor day week-end marks the end of summer here. School is back. Mornings have a bite to them. Still, I'm gonna enjoy the heck out of my long week-end because : one, the mole inside my right 👁 is just that a mole had bunch of tests yesterday and nothing 💃 ; two, the digital magazine service, i've been working on getting installed since the spring at my library is online. 💃💃 So today, I read and relax like my baby cat is doing.

DrexEdit Sounds like some good reasons to relax like heck! 😊 👍 1mo
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So far, the pace of this book is slow but not dull. The xstitching is also slow going but so very calming and zen.
#summerreading

LeahBergen Lovely stitching! 2mo
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New book. Just because... no challenge, no bingo, nothing. Just because. 🙂🤟🏻
#summerreading

emz711 Omg where is that! 2mo
writerlibrarian @emz711 London Leadenhall market it's a covered market in The City https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadenhall_Market. I put in london 1881 in google image to find a nice one that fits the Victorian time of this book. 😁 2mo
TorieStorieS Can‘t wait to hear what you think of this one! 2mo
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Americus | MK Reed, Jonathan David Hill
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A good story. It's about books, reading, freedom of reading what you want, imagination. The graphics are a bit caricatural but fit the tone of the story. Freedom to read, freedom to not read. But not the right to impose your views and faith to others. Freedom to find an escape in books. #booked2019 #summer #graphicnovel

Cinfhen That‘s heartening...progress🙌🏻 2mo
writerlibrarian I'm a public librarian in Quebec where banning books was the norm in the first half of the 20th century. The catholic church had a stronghold on what people could read. It all crumbled after the 1960s. I've had less than 5 demands to take out books in 25 years as a librarian. None were taken out, a few were moved from the children's collection to the YA collection because the series had changed focus and were more YA. 2mo
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Late summer day lunch with Alexander. All good things... spinach, 🍊and 🍏.

Summer reading at its best.

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The Art of Theft | Sherry Thomas
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A smoke and mirrors heist. Livia being one of the main character is a good thing. It's historical Leverage. I liked it. Charlotte is great mastermind. It is a really fun romp. All characters grow and shine. We get a new character I'm hoping we will see again. Empowered women and men characters. It's faithful to the spirit of Doyle's but the series is now creating its own spirit and canon. #mystery #netgalley #booked2019fall #new2019

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I'm going back to Arrian. War, Greeks, Alexander. I also listened to a bunch of Emperors of Rome podcasts this week. Hence a book haul of non fiction Roman books. Also, new nails. Dramatic black with silver dust to mimic deep space. The stars one is the Aquarius constellation. #summerread #newbooks

LauraJ Love your nails! Great books too. 🖤 2mo
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Mama's Boy | David Goudreault
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Today we celebrate Québec's literature. It's buy a Québec's novel day. I've been xstitching the last few days. This was about the only task I could concentrate enough to do while my body was doing its mid summer break down. I'm better now.

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A Song for Summer | Eva Ibbotson
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I did a little book shopping on this, my first day of summer break. These are new, gorgeous, lovely covers for Ibbotson. Bookriot really knows how to push my buttons. They are coming out early September. #bookspree

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The Art of Theft | Sherry Thomas
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First day of summer break saw me getting up early, eat and going to 1001 pots, the ceramic show up north. This is my haul. Some things I'm aside for future exchanges. I'm slowly reading Thomas' upcoming Lady Sherlock which is amazing so far. #summerreading

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Untitled | Unknown
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Not in the database.
A really lovely adventure, historical, alternate history graphic novel. A very charming heroine, who, after WW2 wants to fly planes and become a pilot in the Canadian Air force. Maria is wonderful, the villain is over the top fun, the narrative and graphics are fun and lovely. Jipi Perreault created an wonderful alternative universe I hope he will revisit.

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La douleur | Marguerite Duras
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This a painful and emotional read. Fear, pain, avoidance, faith, hope all gathered into this 50 pages of writing. Duras. 40 years after the prisoners, deported and soldiers arrive in Paris as Berlin burns is blunt but poignant. Luminous with black holes of despair. Sentences where the best of people is overshadowed by the worst, by indifference and the will to move on and forget. #readinginFrenchJuly

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The War: A Memoir | Marguerite Duras
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This is hard to read especially now. In this time. Duras waits for her deported lover to come back along with the families of soldiers. The pain of the waiting, the pain of the news, the pain of what you imagine. Also the indifference of the administrative staff to the returning soldiers, deported, prisoners, who want to move on, to forget. The English title is deceptive. Douleur aka Pain is better. Stage 21, the end of the Tour.

writerlibrarian “Ici l'espoir est entier, la douleur est implantée dans l‘espoir. Parfois je m‘étonne de ne pas mourir : une lame glacée enfoncée profond dans la chair vivante, de nuit, de jour et on survit.”
Marguerite Duras
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The War: A Memoir | Marguerite Duras
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BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s always your call. For me, I‘d want the soldiering aspect of it to be fairly strong in order to count it. But it‘s really up to you! 3mo
writerlibrarian @BarbaraTheBibliophage it's soldiers coming back to Paris. The waiting of the family to see if they are still alive, it's Duras waiting for her lover political prisoner to come back. Not one soldier in particular but men coming back, the pain coming from them, their family in contrast with the French women soldiers from the bourgeoisie aka the right who are in charge of the people coming back and their desire to move on and forget. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Interesting! 👍🏻🇫🇷 3mo
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Happening | Annie Ernaux
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A poignant, matter of fact memoir of Ernaux's illegal abortion in the 1964 France. It is chilling, yet completely riveting. A glimpse at a time not far away where women had few choices, a terrifying view of what might be again or is for women.
#readinginfrenchjuly

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L'amie prodigieuse | Elena Ferrante
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This is book one. I enjoyed it but wasn't head over heels about it. I'll read book 2 eventually.
I liked the lives and minutia of the narrative Elena gives us. But it's slow and violent and depressing storytelling.
#readinginfrenchjuly

Suet624 I agree. 3mo
xicanti I felt the same way, then was completely shocked by how much I loved the next two. 3mo
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L'amie prodigieuse | Elena Ferrante
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Almost done with this one. I have about 100 pages to go. It's good, slow fiction. I am enjoying it. The Tour started on a Roman bridge (Pont du Gard) build around 40-50. #summerreading

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L'amie prodigieuse | Elena Ferrante
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Up early, another hot day. Read some, now breakfast and 🚴‍♀️ #summerreading

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L'amie prodigieuse | Elena Ferrante
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Doing nothing today but veg, watch the Tour, read, drink lots of water. It's too hot, too humid. I'm hiding inside with the AC. No 🧺 today. Too hot. #summerreading

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L'amie prodigieuse | Elena Ferrante
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The Tour hits the mountains today. The sprint right after the first climb is important. I've checked part of the morning the race center to see how it went. Check out Sagan being cute. https://twitter.com/letour/status/1151807834847436800?s=21
Reading and looking forward to the show in a bit.

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L'amie prodigieuse | Elena Ferrante
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Next book from my To-read French pile. #summerreading #readinginFrenchJuly

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Mercy | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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The slow pace of the plot bugged me. A lot. Carl is not a likeable characters. Few characters are in this thriller. I kept on reading, a reader I trust wrote a good review, so I persisted. I am glad I did. At around 2/3 the plot picked up, the action got into high gear. The writer does thriller really well, mystery, not so well. #summerreading #readinginFrenchJuly

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Mercy | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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New summer nails. I just love them. As much As I like the idea of a cold case squad, this cop is an a-hole, sexist and a tad racist. I'm a little pass 50% and I know who did it and why, and I didn't cheat. All that I have left to keep me reading is I want know if she gets out and gets revenge. Still new nails and new books arrived in the mail today. #bookhaul

Lynnsoprano Love those nails ❤️ 3mo
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