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All My Puny Sorrows
All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's life is enviable (she's a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married) and Yolandi's a mess (she's divorced and broke, with two teenagers growing up too quickly), they are fiercely close raised in a Mennonite household and sharing the hardship of Elf's desire to end her life. After Elf's latest attempt, Yoli must quickly determine how to keep her family from falling apart, how to keep her own heart from breaking, and what it means to love someone who wants to die.All My Puny Sorrows is the latest novel from Miriam Toews, one of Canada's most beloved authors not only because her work is rich with deep human feeling and compassion but because her observations are knife-sharp and her books wickedly funny. And this is Toews at her finest: a story that is as much a comedy as it is a tragedy, a goodbye grin from the friend who taught you how to live.
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Cathythoughts
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#MOvember #sorry All My Puny Sorrows ! The story of two sisters Elf & Yoli. At a critical time in their lives .. deep & humorous. I read this for #booked2019 last winter & it was a Litsy gift. It‘s a book that has stayed with me , rich with beautiful images , the glass piano. I will read more by this author ❤️

JennyM I need to get to this one 1mo
Cinfhen I HIGHLY recommend 1mo
Lindy This is my favourite by Toews. ❤️💔❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @JennyM it‘s very good ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good too Cindy 👍❤️stacking (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy It‘s the only one I‘ve read ! So good ❤️💔 1mo
Lindy AMPS is right up at the top of my all time favourites, along with 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy thanks! I appreciate this recommendation! Stacked 👍❤️ 1mo
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erinreads
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Day 1: #7covers7days #covercrush

I‘m tagging @silentrequiem to share some cover love. Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation. Tag someone else to join in the fun! And thank you for the tag @gradcat! Had fun browsing my shelves for my favorite covers. 💕

gradcat So happy that you‘re doing this...I haven‘t “seen” you for a while...looking forward to all of your covers! Love this one!! ♥️ Actually, my favorite thing here is the title! (edited) 3mo
Christine This book, and this cover! ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! This book & this cover ... ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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Squidapus
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Squidapus found the book very engaging with a prose that came exceptionally close to the panicked thoughts one has when dealing with suicide. He's also reaffirmed that when review outlets say something is funny or "uproariously humorous" what they really mean is you might occasionally smirk once or twice. A very good character driven story that was still enjoyable even though Squidapus doesn't value family in the same way and related more to Elf.

Erofan Great photo! 3mo
Squidapus @Erofan Aw thank you! 3mo
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Squidapus
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Woof. That one hit a little too close.

Megabooks Yup. 3mo
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Squidapus
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Time for a bit of a departure. Squidapus has been reading nothing but sci fi and fantasy so he figured an interlude would be nice. A book that deals heavily with suicide and the feelings that drive you to it. It caught his eye so we picked it up ages ago. Guess it's time to finally read it!

Megabooks Love Miriam Towes! 3mo
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Have one of those families that manage to laugh during difficult times? Yeh, read this. The audio book is really, really good-- she captures the teen voices perfectly.

Cathythoughts ♥️ 4mo
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suvata
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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour @Kaila-Ann @EmilyM @suvata

Group B is looking pretty solid. Great picks so far.

Kaylamburson Wow, they're efficient! Haha 6mo
suvata @Kaylamburson 👍🏻 6mo
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EmilyM
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@Mynameisacolour Is this book one you are good with? #LMPBC #GroupB

Mynameisacolour Sure is! Sounds interesting! 6mo
EmilyM @suvata This is my choice for Round 6 of #LMPBC #GroupB 6mo
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Cathythoughts
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I have posted individually, but here are my finished books for #Booked2019 Spring
#NightOrientedtitle Hours Before Dawn
#CliFi Boca Raton
#IndigenousAuthor There There
#FeaturesAMusician All My Puny Sorrows
#SocialMediaFocus Friend Request
#FoodOrBeverageOnCover Bitter Orange

1. All My Puny Sorrows ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. The Hours Before Dawn ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3. Coming in third There There ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
All the rest were fair to middling ...

Cinfhen Love those 4 & 5 star reviews🙌🏻and your collage is 😎❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 6mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks ♥️👍🏻. I have 2 summer prompts done also. Loving this challenge 6mo
Cinfhen Im so glad 😘 6mo
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mhillis Awesome 😎 6mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you read some great books this season! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 6mo
Cathythoughts @mhillis thankyou 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
Cathythoughts @4thhouseontheleft I did !! Thanks to this great challenge ♥️👍🏻 6mo
TrishB Great summary 😁 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 6mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
andrew61 Great choices cathy. 6mo
Cathythoughts @Avanders Have you read it ?! It‘s very good 6mo
Avanders @Cathythoughts no but it looks good! I‘ve added it to a tbr 😁 6mo
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sarahbarnes
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It‘s been a little while since I‘ve sobbed while reading a book. This is such a beautiful story of loss and grief, and at the same time of love and life and resilience and hope. I kept thinking of the Woolf quote: “I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.” #LitsyAtoZ

readordierachel Great review. I've got this one sitting on my shelf. Looking forward to the experience 💕 7mo
sarahbarnes @readordierachel Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. ❤️ 7mo
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sarahbarnes
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“Airport, car door, buy a shower curtain, get divorced.” This book is wrecking me. It‘s so incredibly sad, but also has lines that make me laugh out loud.

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Christine
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Loved this book. Exhibiting zero willpower, I started this the same day I finished my first Toews, Women Talking, and it confirmed that I‘ve found a new must-read author. I just really, really love her settings and characters, and her brilliant way of reflecting how the heartbreaking and the hilarious often coexist. (Also really enjoyed the audiobook narrator.)

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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019 #FeaturesAMusician
5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ lovely quotes & images throughout... the glass piano ... “Dear Child” ... The starlings departure.
Yoli and Elf ... Yoli‘s humour got me through this one. So beautiful..... Thankyou @LeahBergen

Cathythoughts And I never knew that “ Hobo” means homeward bound !! How apt for this book ♥️ (edited) 10mo
TrishB Lovely review 💕 10mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks! It will stay with me ... ♥️ 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Wow 5 ⭐️! 👏❤️✅ 10mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes! It was a good one & , yes ✅. Must read Tommy Orange & then Spring is done & dusted ! I hope you are getting on well with your challenges , I think you have more than one challenge going ♥️ (edited) 9mo
Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure I recently ordered this book!! Can‘t wait to read it. Fabulous review and way to go on completing another prompt 🙌🏻❣️ 9mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks Cindy... it‘s a good one 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
LeahBergen Great review! I‘m so glad you liked it. 😘😘😘 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm You‘re on fire with this challenge, Cathy! 👏 😘 Nah, I‘m only doing this one challenge and I‘m all over the seasons because I‘m a mood reader. I‘m still not done with any particular season! 😂 But steady..I‘ll get there! 😆 9mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I loved it 😘 9mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm whatever way we are doing it ... it‘s fun ....👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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From : All My Puny Sorrows ... “By Private I mean to say unknowable. Only the music knew and it held secrets so that her playing was a puzzle, a whisper, and people afterwards stood in the bar and drank and said nothing because they were complicit. There were no words. “

#LostTogether #TimbitTunes I‘m savoring this beautiful book for #featuresamusician

TrishB Lovely 💕 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m so looking forward to reading this book!! And thank you for setting me straight with today‘s prompt 😁I had the wrong song title stuck in my head🙄👂🏼🐛🎶 10mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 💕💕💕 10mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Cindy, is this book ok for #featuresamusician , as in does the musician have to be an IRL musician ( if so , I have other options 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
Cinfhen No, it‘s PERFECT!!!! So glad u found a book you‘re loving 🎵 (edited) 10mo
TheKidUpstairs Beautiful quote. 10mo
Moray_Reads Such a powerful, beautifully written book 💔 10mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen good to know ... I do love this book 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @TheKidUpstairs isn‘t it ??!! 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @Moray_Reads It‘s a lovely book 10mo
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks ♥️ 10mo
readordierachel Lovely quote. Will have to check this out 💕 10mo
Cathythoughts @readordierachel there is some beautiful writing in this one ✨✨✨ 10mo
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( ... it was the same bishop who had reprimanded my mother for wearing a wedding dress that was too full & billowy at the bottom. How am I to interpret this excess ? he‘d asked her . )

What is it about these lines that fill me with shame & sadness .... that a woman could be shamed for this .. for wearing something beautiful...
this quote has deeply resonated with me....

a beautiful book ( ... and funny too , just like life ✨

Cathythoughts And as for that bishop, I would love to give him a piece of my mind (edited) 10mo
TrishB So sad 😔 I see I have already stacked! 10mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘m only a small bit into it ( #featuresamusician) but it‘s so beautifully written & real.... 10mo
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Cathythoughts
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I have begun this one for #featuresamusician #booked2019 @LeahBergen so beautiful & upsetting ...I‘ve had tears already. What a lovely gift , & I‘m only finding out what I have now ♥️👍🏻

merelybookish I love Toews writing and that book is beautiful but not a light read. 10mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish no , not light ... but very real ♥️ 10mo
LeahBergen Oh, I hope you enjoy it! 😘 10mo
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Reggie Just reading the description got me a little emotional. How do you love someone who wants to die. Jesus. Stacked. 10mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks I really am loving this book ... I‘d never heard of this writer before & I‘m very grateful to you ♥️👍🏻 10mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie... it‘s very good Reggie.. a real gem 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
Cinfhen I recently purchased this book!!! Can‘t wait to see your review 10mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I‘m not that far in yet , but already know it‘s a really good one. 10mo
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Cathythoughts
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Thankyou Leah X such lovely gifts to receive , looking forward to the books & chocolate ( maple crunch ☺️) & tea ! And such beautiful bookmarks..., feeling well & truly spoiled to pieces. Happy Christmas to you & yours 👍🏻♥️. Thankyou 😘, Cathy XX

saresmoore A beautiful gift and such wonderful books! 12mo
Cathythoughts @saresmoore yes! I think so too. 👍🏻♥️ I‘m delighted ☺️ 12mo
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m so glad it arrived. You‘re very welcome - it was just a little “thank you” for the lovely birthday parcel you sent to me! 😘😘 12mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It is a lovely parcel .... Thankyou so much ♥️♥️♥️ 12mo
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erinreads
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So many great finds today the Friends of the Library bookstore! Anytime I find a copy of All My Puny Sorrows there, I always buy it so I can gift it to someone since it is one of my all time favorite books. And I was happy to finally find some older John Boyne books as well! 😍

Christine Great finds! And I keep meaning to get to Miriam Toews... 13mo
BookNAround Cool ampersand. 13mo
OrangeMooseReads Love a good book sale especially friends of the library sales. Also that ampersand is fantastic. 13mo
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DivaDiane
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First, let me thank everyone who entered my #2x2giveaway with a recommendation of a book with a major musical element. My TBR stack has grown so much!

Second, let me apologize for setting the wrong date as the deadline for the giveaway. If you‘ve been waiting anxiously for me to announce, I‘m sorry! Life got in the way!

And finally, congrats to @Lindy , who the RNG has chosen as the winner!! Send your email addy to divadianepoetry at gmail !

AmyG Yay @Lindy 🎉 1y
AsYouWish Yay!!! Congrats @Lindy 📚🎉📖🎊 1y
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LeahBergen Yay, @Lindy !👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Lindy @DivaDiane I can‘t believe it! Thank you so much! I will send you an email with my contact info. 🎶💐💐💐🎶 1y
Lindy @AmyG @AsYouWish @erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen Wow. I put down my phone for a few hours to entertain Thanksgiving supper guests and look what an exciting thing happened! I‘m so pleased. 😁 1y
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Stephkesey
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How the f had I never read Miriam Toews before? As a daughter of a dad who committed suicide, who respects his choice, and reserves the right to both ache with his absence and also crack jokes about him/it, I felt, first, so held and taken care of with her gorgeous, perfectly petty sense of humor, then gutted by the book‘s final line, in the acknowledgements, “and finally, to my beautiful sister, Marjorie Anne Toews: comic genius, badly missed.”

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Ashley85
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The first 100 pages or so had me intrigued, but my interest waned after that. I guess it was just a little too bleak for me right now. It did have some great moments like this one here.

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Ashley85
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Difficult subject to write about, but the author is doing a great job so far chronicling the relationship between these two sisters of how one is fighting for the other to will to live. The writing style is unusual for me, but it‘s working. #amreading

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Heideschrampf
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Reading, while the sunburn gently weeps...

Sarah83 First day and sunburned? 😊 2y
Heideschrampf @Sarah83 yupp... took a bike trip and forgot that though there‘s wind there‘s still sun... silly me... i even burned my feet! (edited) 2y
JacqMac Oh no! 2y
Sarah83 Oh my. 😫 Sunburn on the feet is pretty bad. 😕 2y
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alisonrose
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This is tough to review because it's so sad and bleak, and told in a way that's hard to get ahold of. The writing at times is very moving and sharp, and I appreciated the beginnings of an exploration of severe depression ... but I wish it went beyond those beginnings! We got very little of Elf's actual story, and none of the characters got any kind of arc. The family dynamics were well done but I wanted a bit more structure and depth. 3/5 ⭐️

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When I listened to her play I felt I should not be there in the same room with her. There were hundreds of people but nobody left. It was a private pain. By private I mean to say unknowable. Only the music knew and it held secrets so that her playing was a puzzle, a whisper, and people afterwards stood in the bar and drank and said nothing because they were complicit. There were no words.

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Public enemy number one for these men was a girl with a book.

💁🏻📚🖕🏻

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I don't like the word "puny" and it's a weird one to use in a title, but I'll try not to hold it against the book ? #nowreading

Lindy The line is from a poem by Coleridge, and refers to the death of a sister, so it fits the novel. I love this book. “I too a Sister had, an only Sister —
She lov'd me dearly, and I doted on her!
To her I pour'd forth all my puny sorrows”
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alisonrose @Lindy Oh I'd read that it was from a poem, it's just still weird to me - one of those words I just irrationally dislike, haha 2y
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Today is World Book Day! I scoured my room trying to find books set in different countries around the world and I managed 24 countries. I think I need to branch out more 🤨🌎 @maich #bookworldday #aprilbookishmadness

julesG Wow! I think I have less different countries on my shelves. 😉 2y
BiblioLitten Awesome!! 2y
tammysue Thats fantastic! 2y
ephemeralwaltz Very cool! 2y
maich Great idea!! 2y
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Tertubotn
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A book on a tough topic, but written with compassion and a surprising sense of humor, and leaves you oddly uplifted at the end. Toews was moved to write this book after her sister committed suicide, and the book is about two sisters in the same situation. Miriam Toews is well known im Canada, and should be better known in the US. Think a Mennonite Elizabeth Strout with a dark sense of humor. I‘ll be reading more of her novels.

Heideschrampf What a lovely cover! 2y
Tertubotn IIt is - makes me want to frame it and hang it on my wall. 😍 2y
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Tertubotn
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I love the opening sentence of this book “Our house was taken away on the back of a truck one afternoon late in the summer of 1979.” So far, I‘m enjoying the other sentences too.

RaimeyGallant I like it. 2y
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Moray_Reads
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Jumping right in on @Jas16's giveaway about great literary siblings. There are so many but I'm picking Elfrieda and Yolandi from AMPS. Their relationship powerful and raw. It rings true in every page and it broke my heart into a billion, billion pieces 😢 #jasuary16

merelybookish Good one! That book is beautiful and heartbreaking. Toews has such a unique voice! 2y
Jas16 This has been on my TBR forever. I really need to read it. Thanks for entering! 2y
saresmoore YES! 2y
Hoopiefoot This is one of my all-time favorites! 2y
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Panpan

This wasn't really my type of read in terms of style or content. Just finished it for my first half hour of #24in48 On to something else now...what to choose, what to choose?

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It's snowing out! I'm huddled up in the corner pocket of the sectional at my brother and sister in law's house. #comfy #cozy #readingtime

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Kodak2057
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I really loved A Complicated Kindness and so had high hopes but this kind of fell short for me. The writing style is witty but the character development seemed very surface area. The plot was slow and I felt like the story had ended probably 2-3 chapters before the book. I still like Toews and will continue to read her books but this wasn't a winner for me.

BooksAndChopsticks Omg I felt the same way! Unfortunately it was my first Toews book and I don't know if I can read her others. Honestly it was so whinney for me and I didn't have empathy for the characters at all 🙄 2y
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Kodak2057
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I want to do this next time I move 😂

BarbaraTheBibliophage Haha. Yes. And the last line of the paragraph above. Whaaaattt?? 😜 2y
Kodak2057 Lmao I know!! 2y
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Kodak2057
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Working on my book club book on a quiet Saturday

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that a bunch of us put together:
http://litsy.com/p/aDJja2lMZFFY
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Kodak2057 Great link thanks! Answered a lot of questions I had ❤️ 2y
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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Cinfhen Well done 💚 2y
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BooksAndChopsticks
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book - I've heard so many good things about Toews and we share the same hometown, but it fell short for me.
The good: witty writing style
The bad: not enough substance for me (the character development wasn't deep enough for me to relate to any of the them. The lack of a moving plot made me feel as though I was spinning my wheels.
Hoping A Complicated Kindness will be a better fit for me 😬

⭐️⭐️⭐️

msc1977 I just couldn't. 2y
MrBook Nice review! 2y
Kodak2057 I agree! Finished last night. I really loved A Complicated Kindness but this just didn't hook me like I'd hoped. 2y
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Have you ever really wanted love a book but aren't sure yet, so halfway through you read some reviews on it just to make sure it's worth finishing? Maybe I'm just not in the mood these days to read a plotless story about one sister's ongoing desperate attempts to convince her sibling that life is worth living. Or maybe it hits too close to home. I do appreciate the Manitoba references and unapologetic wit of her writing though. Onwards.

msc1977 Omg! I'm so with you on this. I want to enjoy this, but I am having trouble caring. 2y
BooksAndChopsticks Maybe because I went from reading about 19th century problems (like surviving drought and dying from consumption) to 21st century problems 🙄. 2y
msc1977 Yeah and I just went left the Russian revolution. 2y
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This is so true about Winnipeg - having grown up in this "dark and fecund corner of the world", I can attest to its artistic allure.

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msc1977
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I have twenty pages left of The House of Special Purpose; and then it's on to this.
#allmypunysorrows #miriamtoews
Book clubbing with @BooksAndChopsticks 📚

BooksAndChopsticks Yay! I'm two chapters in and already have comments 😄 2y
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My hubs has a very clever way to mark your spot - use a business card and choose a specific graphic section to mark which line you're on 🤓#johnnylowtech #bookhacks #dogsoflitsy

Kaye That's funny how your pup is sitting/standing on the couch. 😁 2y
BooksAndChopsticks @kaye she thinks she can fit but she really can't 🙄. Big dog problems 2y
Kaye Cute. What's her name ? 2y
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msc1977 Oh Gaucomolly 🤗 2y
SpookyHouseofBooks She's cute 2y
BooksAndChopsticks @msc1977 is correct - her full name is Molly Bloom (my hubs is a big James Joyce fan 😄) 2y
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BooksAndChopsticks
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Here we go. I recovered from East of Eden. Now for a 21st century read with 21st century treats 😁#litsypartyofone #read&eats

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How am I to start a new book when the elephant keeps giving me the eyes 🙄🐘 #dogsoflitsy

Mackypup What a face! ❤🐶 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Aww so sweet! How can you resist?😁🐶 2y
BooksAndChopsticks Oh I can't resist 🙄. Then the floor puddles with her drool. 😟 2y
Sace HE'S SO CUTE! 😍 2y
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OhNoMersault
All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
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Bahhh, this book ripped my heart out and stomped all over it. So funny and so wrenching. Beautiful story of trying to save a loved one that won't allow for saving and holding a family together.

ReadingEnvy This one sinks into you.. I swear at first it seems like a light read and then BAM 2y
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OhNoMersault
All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
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"Just because someone is eating the ashes of your protagonist doesn't mean you stop telling the story."

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OhNoMersault
All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
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Been there.

shawnmooney This is an amazing novel, or at least I thought so! 😍😍 2y
Zelma Ugh. That was a punch to the gut. 2y
Reggie Yikes!!!! 2y
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