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BookishTrish

BookishTrish

Joined April 2016

Librarian * Dutch Learner * Cross stitcher * Horror Lover * Will read anything - especially if it‘s about Russia
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Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
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Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
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Never by Ken Follett
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The Way to Rio Luna by Zoraida Cordova
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A very quick and moving read about the emotional life and real-life experiences of a Vietnamese refugee in the US

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I couldn‘t put this memoir of a driven and supported young man who becomes the first Black man with a PhD is tuba performance. It‘s a moving story of music, passion, discipline, vulnerability, beating the odds. A great read.

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The second book was just as good as the first. As a youth librarian, I don‘t often continue with series as there is always so much else to read, but this one 🧡🧡🧡 The ending oof and then oof again 💔💔 I‘m eagerly awaiting book three this fall. #audiocooking

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I try and stick to three books a week: one paper, one Ebook, one audiobook. But I didn‘t quite finish The Great Bear and I‘m Possible last week… so this forecast looks more impressive than it is.

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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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Lots of fun in the first half; utterly dreck in the second.

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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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The precise moment I thought about chucking the book across the room.

vlwelser Maybe put that down (or burn it) and move on to something else. I'm definitely taking a break from Jodi. Possibly forever. 2d
LeahBergen I read one of her books and had that same feeling. I haven‘t tried another. 🤣 2d
Flaneurette @LeahBergen yep, me too 2d
CoverToCoverGirl Oh dear, I‘m just on chapter one… 2d
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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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A rare book bought for love of the author photo. Michael Bay meets Margaret Atwood meets Chinese history. I was sucked in by the intense feminist rage and fighting robots, loved the romantic entanglements, but felt the ending fell a bit flat.

vlwelser Is that really the author photo? Because that is hilarious. 2d
BookishTrish @vlwelser It is indeed! 2d
Reggie Sounds good. Stacked. 2d
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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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Unpopular opinion: I loathe this book. It‘s beloved by middle graders and teachers especially, and I don‘t get it. The author has turned real world struggles faced by refugee children into a page turning thriller. Also, shouldn‘t this story have been written by multiple authors to do the unique cultures justice?

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I very much wish I could stay in bed all day today and finish this enchanting audiobook #hihoitsofftoworkigo #caseofthejanuarys

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Sisters of the Neversea | Cynthia L. Smith
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Lily and Wendy are stepsisters and best friends concerned about the future of their family. One night they - along with their little brother Miley - are whisked off to Neverland. Wendy to serve as Peter‘s storyteller - a role she doesn‘t relish given Peter‘s hurtful ideas about gender and race; and Lily befriends a group of Native kids. This is Peter Pan through fresh eyes and I loved every minute of it.

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What About Will | Ellen Hopkins
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This is a heartfelt novel in verse about what it looks like when a 12 year old feels responsible for his older brother and abandoned by his mother. Heartbreaking and hopeful in turns.

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Took a lovely walk today and FINALLY posted an #lmpbc box. Two picks are on their way to you Danielle. Sorry for the delay!

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Never | Ken Follett
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Still meandering through this one. I love the way Follett‘s brain works to put a story together.

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Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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It‘s snowy and grey, but I have nowhere else to be. A perfect Side H on repeat and #lmpbc afternoon.

Bookzombie ❤️ 1w
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Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Another too snowy too COVIDy day outside….

Reggie I wish this was always my lunch break book. Lol 1w
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When You Reach Me | Rebecca Stead
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A thoroughly enjoyable time travel mystery that‘s perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time.

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Thank you thank you thank you @LeahBergen for my #littleChristmasswap (True confession I opened it early and gobbled up the book!) Earl very much appreciated the bookmark with the yummy-looking ribbon and beautiful kitty!

LeahBergen I hope you also gobbled some of the chocolate along with the book. 😆 Give that sweet Earl a kiss from me! 2w
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Da Vinci's Cat | Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Juno is a time travelling cat who helps Federico (11-year old political prisoner who is friends with Michelangelo) team up with Bee (modern day kid with a mysterious connection to Raphael). This was just plain fun.

suvata Beautiful 🐈‍⬛ 2w
wanderinglynn So floofy! ❤️🐱 2w
Catsandbooks Such a gorgeous kitty! 2w
thewallflower0707 She is majestic!! 2w
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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I stayed up waaaaaaaaaaay too late reading this one… and then I bawled. Zauner‘s writing is very raw and she clearly loved her mama very much. I loved the exploration of her connection to her Korean heritage.

rubyslippersreads My cat Nicky likes to sleep with his big feet like that. 😹 2w
Smrloomis Such adorable kitty feet 😹 2w
Soubhiville 🤣 this photo! I want to read this book soon. 2w
BiblioLitten 😍😍😄 love this picture 1w
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The Name of the Game | Nora Roberts
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I was not feeling this book at all. Nope. Nope. Nope.

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Da Vinci's Cat | Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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….is not as cute as Earl

RaeLovesToRead 💕💕💕 2w
wanderinglynn So floofy! ❤️🐱 2w
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Fine weather for snacks, tea, and memoirs

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Never | Ken Follett
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Curled up with my floof buddy and a gripping audiobook

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love ❤️ 2w
Eyelit The floof! 😻 2w
BethM So much floof! (edited) 2w
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guinsgirlreads Ahhh! 🤗😍 2w
LeahBergen Very floofy! 2w
RaeLovesToRead Oh my gosh 🥰🥰🥰🥰 the floof 😍❤ 2w
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Hoping to finish up this #LMPBC read tonight and get it in the post early next week.

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Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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@BeeMagical Your #LMPBC pick has safely made its way to snowy BC @ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

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I choose my favourite read from each month to come up with my best reads of the year #12bestof2021

Beachesnbooks I loved Plain Bad Heroines, All's Well is at the top of my TBR for next year! 2w
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I choose my favourite read from each month to come up with my best reads of the year #12bestof2021

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Gets me every time!

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A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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Rose travels to Kyoto for the reading of her fathers will. She didn‘t know her father. Paul, who was close to her father, takes Rose on a tour of the gardens of Kyoto and in doing so they both open up to new possibilities. There was something very beautiful about this book - even if I didn‘t always feel like I ‘got‘ every nuance. Thanks again @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

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A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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This is a question I‘ve been grappling with. It‘s so satisfying to see it articulated so matter of factly on the page. #grief #mourning

keithmalek That is a fascinating question! For me, it's mourning what I've never had. 3w
wanderinglynn What a great question. For me, it‘s what I‘ve lost. People, beloved pets, times past. Because who‘s to say when I might get something I‘ve never had. Plus, I don‘t know if what I‘ve never had would be better, so I‘m not sure I can mourn the unknown. 3w
BookishTrish @keithmalek @wanderinglynn Im glad you‘re drawn in by the question too. I lost my father this year - but we‘ve been estranged for years and I think I mourn both some days… 3w
keithmalek @BookishTrish I'm sorry to hear that. 3w
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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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The first third is pure f*ck the patriarchy rage

kspenmoll Perfect one liner review!!! 2w
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A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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Evening reading view #birthdayhaul

LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 3w
Jemgirl2014 Happy Birthday! 🎂🎂🎂 3w
Smrloomis Enjoy your birthday 🥳🥳🥳 3w
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The_Literary_Jedi Happy birthday! 🎉🧁 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎁🎉 🎈 (edited) 3w
Reggie Happy Birthday!!! 🎈 3w
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 3w
batsy Happy birthday! 🧁📚 3w
hannah-leeloo Happy birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 3w
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 🎈 3w
Bookzombie Happy Birthday!🧁 3w
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Blind Date | R. L. Stine
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Any guesses?

BethM No but that‘s very cool! 3w
suvata Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao? (edited) 3w
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My favourite part about bookstore browsing is when you find something you didn‘t know you wanted to read #munrosbooks

Erinreadsthebooks I LOVED this book 3w
JamieArc This is one of my most anticipated books for 2022! 3w
Lcsmcat This one is waiting on my TBR. I‘m interested to hear what you think of it. 3w
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Ten Low | Stark Holborn
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I really enjoyed this action-packed, desert-set SF novel! Haunted medic Ten Low lives her life by the tally - trying to save more lives than she takes. Low witnesses a crash and rescues a single survivor - a child who is also a genetically engineered super soldier who the government wants dead. Did I mention it‘s action-packed?

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I can‘t remember ever seeing Hungarian in a sci fi novel before!

mjdowens My family is Hungarian and you are right. You never see it unless the whole book is in Hungarian. Very cool 3w
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Ten Low | Stark Holborn
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I‘m reading this sci fi page turner alongside a WWII historical drama. In the last 30 pages both have used the phrase #ersatzcoffee This pleases me.

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A trip to the bookstore to browse (and buy) followed by a trip to the cafe to snack and read #bliss

HotMessJess This is perfection 3w
LeahBergen Murchie‘s!! 😍 3w
BookishTrish Murchie‘s 💕💕💕 @LeahBergen 3w
wanderinglynn That dessert looks delicious! 😋 3w
BookishTrish @wanderinglynn It was soooo good - chocolate passion fruit cake 3w
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Ten Low | Stark Holborn
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Less reading, more adoring - Earl

LeahBergen Merry Christmas, handsome Earl! 3w
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Super easy to read family saga. Each part focuses on a woman from a different generation of one family.

TheBookHippie Sounds good! Stacked! 3w
EvieBee This sounds great! Just checked it out from #hoopla ! 3w
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Our Woman in Moscow | Beatriz Williams
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@teebe Thank you so much for spoiling me with all these gifts!!! I squealed with joy! The books are exactly what I‘d hoped for! The cross stitch patterns are perfection and will spark joy for months to come! Love love love it all! #stockingswap #poutinepenpals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great gifts 💚❤️ 3w
teebe Glad you like it! I tried to hit the mark of both festive and practical. I can send you the PDF files for the patterns btw. 3w
FantasyChick That pattern is amazing! Much love and Merry Christmas to you Patricia! 😘😘 3w
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The Regrets | Amy Bonnafons
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Here‘s the full scope of the fab #creepyChristmas package @ImperfectCJ spoiled me with! The coasters are epic and will be put to good use for years to come. Thanks for the amazing Nightmare Before Christmas scarf and the beautiful bookish socks. Earl Grey thanks you for the cat toy and would like to know if he can haz coasters?

ImperfectCJ I have to admit, when those coasters arrived, I almost kept them for myself. 🤔 I'm so glad you and Earl like them! 3w
BookishTrish @ImperfectCJ We LOVE them and have reached a compromise; I‘ll keep the coasters and he can have the yarn. 3w
LeahBergen Great gifts! 3w
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What an amazingly generous #creepyChristmas! Thank you @ImperfectCJ for every wonderful bit of it - even if Earl won‘t let me near it because clearly if the cat toy you sent is for him so is the rest of the package! Thanks @teebe for organizing- this is one of my favourite holiday traditions!

ImperfectCJ I'm so glad you like the box, and I hope Earl gives you a turn with the books (and the cat toy) once he's done with them! 3w
MaleficentBookDragon He looks just like my Hades! 🖤❤️ 3w
teebe Lovely gifts but Earl is clearly stealing the show here 😂 3w
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A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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Thank you thank you thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for this thoughtful #jolabokaflodswap everything is perfectly delightful and so appreciated xo

BookishTrish Also lavender chocolate is *chef‘s kiss* 3w
Lizpixie I LOVE lavender chocolate! My favourite chocolatier, Josophans in Leura in the Blue Mountains, does a lavender & wild honey truffle that‘s to die for. Merry Xmas to you & yours!🎄🎉❤️💚❤️💚 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Glad you liked it. ❤️💚 3w
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I went to a bookstore to browse for the first time in nearly two years. Maybe I‘ll get something completely different, I thought. Then I saw this and knew it was the one.

jlhammar Sounds really good! 4w
Karisa Love the cover! 4w
BekahPat That cover💗 4w
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Slow slow slow …. bonkers.

Asthecroweflies The audiobook is excellent. 4w
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Living with Viola | Rosena Fung
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A thoughtful and emotionally resonant story of middle grader Olivia, a middle grader who lives with Viola (her mental health issues). Graphic Novel is an ideal format for this concept and I loved the contrast between the warm colours of Olivia‘s life and the coolness of Viola‘s trying to undermine it.

Andrea4 I like the rearranging of her name. 1mo
Cortg I just out a library hold on it! 1mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Finally the weekend! This week was too much!

ShelleyBooksie Agreed @BookishTrish ! I hope this coming week is better for you. Love the bookmark. 1mo
marleed Enjoy your well-deserved weekend! 1mo
slategreyskies Great bookmark!! :) 1mo
Andrea4 Ooo this book just got delivered to me the other day but I asked for it to send post Christmas because honestly just too much on the go! 1mo
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It Takes Two to Mango | Carrie Doyle
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It took awhile for me to get into this one. Plum starts off as a very unlikeable MC and there is no cute pet. But….. I was really into it by the end. I didn‘t guess the killer and Plum grew and changed. Will read the next one.

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