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MallenNC
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This memoir of the author‘s unconventional (to say the least) childhood draws comparisons with The Glass Castle and Educated. They all made me grateful for my own childhood! This one was hard to read emotionally, as she deals with neglect and abuse but also a page turner. I needed to know how her life turned out. Read for #NewYearWhoDis from the list of @michellelav [Spoiler in comments]

MallenNC I was very impressed by the author‘s willingness to come to a place of understanding, even forgiveness, for her parents and grandparents as an adult. I don‘t know that I could have done that. 2w
michellelav @MallenNC I know!! It was crazy for me to believe that she didn't cut ties with her family once she got older! I was so happy to hear about how much she loved her children and couldn't imagine them living the way she had. I was pleased that she saw the toxicity of her family and broke the cycle! Im so happy you enjoyed the book! I just picked up The Five today after work! Can't wait to start 🤓 2w
MallenNC @michellelav I was so glad she had found happiness. The picture of her with husband and kids made me very glad. I hope you like The Five. It is very difficult to read but I thought it was well done. 2w
monalyisha Ughhhhh I want to read the comments so badly but I also want to read the book so I can‘t! Haha. So interested in this one. Glad it was a pick for you! 🙌🏻 2w
MallenNC @monalyisha Don‘t read the comments! It was a fast read for me and without Michelle‘s list I‘d wouldn‘t have even heard of the book. 2w
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MallenNC
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Reading my first #NewYearWhoDis book from @michellelav So far, this is very readable but I feel sorry for her childhood.

michellelav I really enjoyed that one! I also felt bad for her childhood though.. 2w
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michellelav
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I love a good memoir and this is definitely that. This memoir tells the story of a young girls life in the wilderness and how she came out of it resilient as heck! If you enjoy memoirs I recommend adding this one to your list. 📚 Also she's a Canadian author so thats just a bonus! 😊

ShelleyBooksie I really enjoyed this book as well. 1mo
Jemmygem I look forward to reading it 1mo
michellelav @ShelleyBooksie it was extremely interesting seeing everything from Cea's perspective. @Jemmygem you're going to love it! 1mo
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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"Sometimes Bernice thought mean thoughts and didn‘t take them back. Other times she thought good thoughts and let them powder the room–just in case there was a running count on them. Also, it gave the ugly thoughts a soft place to land."

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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"Lola was pretty fond of Cher. And Sonny, for Pete‘s sake and what that meant. Liking Sonny told Bernice something about Lola that Bernice couldn‘t quite figure out. It wasn‘t good, though."

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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"If she moves too much, she knows, people will start to ignore her."

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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"She becomes aware of her physical self because the emotions pain her."
Mood.

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JacqMac
Our Homesick Songs | Emma Hooper
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All songs are homesick songs, Finn.
Even the happy ones?
Especially the happy ones.
Why don‘t authors use quotation marks anymore?!? Normally that would make me bail, but it kinda worked here. I think it‘s because the writing was so poetic. A story set in Newfoundland and Alberta. When the cod surplus hits rock bottom and families had to find a new way to live. They fell on the oil industry. Timely, considering where Alberta finds itself now.

TheBookAddict I was just wondering the same. It‘s weird. 2mo
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JacqMac
Our Homesick Songs | Emma Hooper
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Morning start time. I think I‘ll hit #24B4Monday It‘s looking a little dreary outside my bedroom window this morning. It‘s supposed to snow all day again. I only have 100 pages left in this book, so I‘m going to stay in bed and finish it before breakfast. Bed is the best place for a #LitsyPartyOfOne #MrBook1inAMillion

@MrBook @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Andrew65 Sounds the best plan! 2mo
jb72 😬 looks cold! Definitely stay in bed! 2mo
Amiable Cozy! 🥰 2mo
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Buechersuechtling I love how this looks, not so much how it probably feels. And reading in bed is always sensible. 2mo
Linsy Beautiful snow ⛄️ 2mo
MrBook Wow!!! ❄️ ❄️❄️ 2mo
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JacqMac
Our Homesick Songs | Emma Hooper
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Took a little break from this one to workout. And listen to an audiobook. Hubby walked with the teen to Tim‘s and they brought me back a doughnut. Good thing I did that HITT workout. lol
#LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday #MrBook1inAMillion

@MrBook @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Andrew65 Looks yummy! 😋 2mo
Lynnsoprano Nice hubby 😄 2mo
MrBook 😆👏🏻🙌🏻😋 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m a sucker for chocolate Tmibits myself. 2mo
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