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Augustdana

Augustdana

Joined April 2016

English as a Second Language instructor rediscovering the excitement of reading for fun 🇨🇦
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Near to the Wild Heart | Clarice Lispector, Alison Entrekin, Benjamin Moser
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I‘ve been in quite the slump lately. Just finished one, and really enjoying this too! Hope this slump is over!

CatLass007 Slumps are no fun. I‘m in hopes that your slump is over. 3w
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Herc | Phoenicia Rogerson
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Ok so I didn‘t get through a witching year in time despite enjoying it. I can‘t renew it because my city got hacked ?? The government is basically shut down and now I can‘t access the library? Well now after a week I can access Libby, but not partner libraries which is where most of my ebooks are held. So this one was available instead. 🤷🏻‍♀️

ChaoticMissAdventures The whole city?? 2mo
Augustdana @ChaoticMissAdventures I should have said a cyber attack on the municipal government. We can‘t contact the city, their phones and emails don‘t work. I‘m OK, but maybe not my personal information? They aren‘t being very clear about it. 1mo
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Got curious based on the tagline: a memoir of earnest fumbling through modern witchcraft. I borrowed from the library a little early for this one, so I don‘t have a ton of time with it. 🤞 I‘m disciplined to get through it. 8 people are waiting.

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Really like the idea, not so sure about the execution. Should finish this tonight. Story told partially through tweets, so I‘m kinda on for my theme this year.

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Ordinary Notes | Christina Sharpe
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I AM DOING A THEME YEAR!! It‘s apparently been 8 months since I‘ve been here, and I‘ve felt it. Didn‘t make my reading goal for the first time in ten years, so back to this app and reading to try again. My theme is letters, diaries, notes and journals! I wanna be real nosey and get epistolary!! Any recommendations would be helpful! These were my first two reads of 2024.

ChaoticMissAdventures Have you read this great one? I have read it three times and find it so interesting. 2mo
Augustdana @ChaoticMissAdventures I haven‘t read it before!! It did come up on a list of epistolary books when I googled, I‘ll make sure to add it to the TBR, thank you! 2mo
jlhammar How fun! I loved The Forbidden Notebook and am always drawn to the epistolary format. I‘ll tag a few I‘ve enjoyed starting with 2mo
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jlhammar If you‘re in the mood for a mystery, anything by Janice Hallett is great. 2mo
Augustdana @jlhammar thank you so much for the suggestions! You went above and beyond! I‘ll be checking these out. And yes, the Forbidden Notebook was great! (edited) 2mo
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The Cloisters | Katy Hays
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Accidental book club strikes again. My friend and I may make it a witchy themed club.

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VenCo: A Novel | Cherie Dimaline
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My friend and I both borrowed this book from the library, any maybe I‘m in my first book club??

Lindy Accidental book club 😁 11mo
paper.reveries Hope you're enjoying it! :) 11mo
Augustdana @paper.reveries finished it last weekend, I do love a woman on a journey. Want to hear more about the coven for sure! 11mo
paper.reveries @Augustdana Oh yessss, a prequel would be delectable! 11mo
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Yet another game seven and I‘m riding high on finishing a book yesterday, and maybe I can finish another???

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I also celebrated #indiebookstoreday yesterday by going to my favourite local shop and picking up these three used books. I‘ve had two of these on my tbr for a while. #independentbookstoreday

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The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe | Matthew Gabriele, David M. Perry
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I‘ve been on the biggest reading slump this past month, and today it‘s dull and rainy and I‘m gonna finish this.

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The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe | Matthew Gabriele, David M. Perry
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Reading this very accessible history while in the bath is definitely self care.

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I don‘t think I‘m smart enough for this book. The writing is superb. Roxane Gay had some nice things to say about this book and I‘ve been slacking on reading women of colour this year.

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FEELING THE PRESSURE BECAUSE 14 people are waiting for this one! Very excited to start. I‘m on March break and hopefully I‘ll read a few books 🤞

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The vibes were off from the beginning and I‘m telling you, I knew something was up. It wasn‘t until the second to last excruciatingly long page that he casually mentions he should go home because HIS WIFE IS PREGNANT!! I knew it!!!! Rotten. 🤢

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Run Towards the Danger | Sarah Polley
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I know e readers aren‘t for everyone, and I clearly see the downside, but here I am before an ice storm charging just in case. 🤞

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Deeply personal essays that are very honest and expose the everyday fat phobia she‘s encountered.

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Wow new year same me, although actually finishing a skip the line loan in the allotted days is unusual. Leaving it with four hours to go….one of my toxic traits. Also these short stories are so good. Hype is real.

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I see the reviews of this one aren‘t great, but I actually really enjoyed it. The dialogue seemed really natural??? She is very messy, and I liked the attempts at redemption.

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Obit | Victoria Chang
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It‘s been a while, just wanted you to know it was a very dramatic end to my 2022 reading challenge and I barely made it. Obit was incredible. I read two books of poetry, a graphic novel, and Sam Irby‘s essay.

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How to Be Eaten: A Novel | Maria Adelmann
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Also I fished this last week and it was really interesting, I think I liked this one, premise was good and I am a sucker for heavy character driven books.

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Looks like more rain today, I‘ve got nothing going on.

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Witches | Brenda Lozano
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Gotta buckle in and finally finish this. It‘s alright??? Half way through and hoping for more.

BarbaraBB Great photo 🎃 1y
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Evening plans

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Rehearsals for Living | Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Robyn Maynard
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Enjoying the last bits of summer, did some planning for school outside and now that I‘m finished, time for my reward. It‘s been a hectic few weeks back at it, but I‘m hanging in there.

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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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Finishing this tonight! Love it.

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I read the first few books in university (just a few years ago 🤣🤣), and I finally decided I need my own copy. This is the book from the Canadian chain Chapters, and it has the first 20 stories included. Good bang for my buck.

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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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Did some poolside reading last night and finished this one quickly. Enjoyed the two different perspectives.

BarbaraBB I am reading this one too now. I hope you‘ll join in for the #CampLitsy discussion about it next Saturday! 2y
bookishdawg Beautiful reading spot! 😊 2y
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Hurricane Girl: A Novel | Marcy Dermansky
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On my second week of summer break and I remember Roxane Gay giving this one a good review. Had no idea what it was about, but I‘m really liking it and it‘s going fast - which is good cause I‘m five books behind on my reading challenge.

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Was really stricken by the cover. I need to know what her deal is, she‘s seen some things. Of course with famous musician parents I expect some tea.

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It‘s too hot to do anything, so I‘ve parked myself in front of my glorious electric AC and I‘m finishing this. It‘s really good.

Augustdana Ok I finished it. She‘s good. Very good. 2y
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After the storm. Happy Thursday.

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Woman, Eating | Claire Kohda
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So this looks interesting. Not in my wheelhouse so I‘m keeping my fingers crossed. 🤞🤞

Erinreadsthebooks This one is on my radar. Looking forward to your review! 2y
Augustdana @Erinreadsthebooks I enjoyed this one! Especially the last chapter it really picked up. Sometimes I was annoyed by the decisions she was making, but overall an unconventional vampire book. 2y
Erinreadsthebooks @Augustdana Sold! I‘m adding it to my stack. 😃 2y
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Just browsing libby while waiting for dinner to cook and put this delightful looking book on hold.

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Same author, but this book isn‘t in the system here. More importantly, I‘m outside, it‘s windy…. And ☀️☀️☀️🖤🖤🖤 four days to read this one. No sweat??????

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I get a lot of reading done during the playoffs. I‘m counting on it this year because I‘m two books behind on my challenge. I like to watch games with the volume low so I don‘t get too distracted.

jdiehr Go Kings Go! 2y
Augustdana @jdiehr 🎉🎉 I‘m a bit of a sad pens fan tonight. 🐧 2y
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A Strange Woman | Leyl Erbil
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Went with my book bestie to our favourite local store for Indie book store day yesterday. Was a beautiful day and I was very overdue for a book date. Also going out in public. I also purchased the tagged book, looks interesting!!

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️eh it‘s ok so far. Once again I‘m reading half a book in two days. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

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Slowly savoring, keeping this on my bedside table. I‘m clearly running out of time with this book. Still totally relevant. My first reading of hers.

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I just started this one and it‘s 17 degrees out friends!!! Or Fake spring as I call it. I‘m gonna enjoy anyways.

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Just started this last night, want to read more about social movements and popular uprisings.

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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Not me almost literally finishing this at the last possible minute. Couldn‘t be me. I‘ve never cut it this close before 🤣🤣🤣

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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Happy long weekend!! Stay toasty.

ChaoticMissAdventures I really loved this read, hope you enjoy it! 2y
Augustdana @ChaoticMissAdventures it‘s my first Groff, I‘ve heard good things. Can‘t wait to really dig in. 2y
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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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Chilling at my parents this weekend in the good light with one of the only white men I still willingly read 🤣🤣 Been very busy at work and my reading has gone by the wayside, hoping this one pulls me up.

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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First bath of 2022. Can‘t help myself. Almost half way done happy hour by Marlowe Granados and had to start another one ??? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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Attempting this for the second time and oh dear I‘ve still got two books to finish my reading challenge.

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I‘ve got this one on deck right now, especially looking forward to reading about environmental activism.

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Look at this fabulous cover!! So I saw this on Twitter recommended by none other than Saeed Jones, and I immediately went to libby and here we are. I‘m not very familiar with Japanese folklore, but it doesn‘t matter these essays are wonderful.

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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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In a bit of a pickle as I haven‘t been able to find anything that piques my interest, sent a few books back to the library. Giving this one a go. Also feeling the pressure cause I‘ve got five books left in my challenge this year 😬

BarbaraBB I know what you mean! 2y
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Hello I‘ve been MIA for a bit but happy to be back! I did some cleaning this morning and now I‘ve got my guac and the hockey game on. I‘m ready to put a real dent in this. Happy Saturday friends!!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Cross stitched this myself! Started it at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 and I finished it this summer. Sits on top of my bookshelf where it should be. ✨✨FREE✨✨ pattern care of Nightspirit Studio in case you‘re interested!!!