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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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State of Terror: A Novel by Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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Fairy Tale by Stephen King
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The Golden Rule | Amanda Craig
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Thriller! Romance! Social commentary! Does this Strangers on a Train meets Beauty and the Beast book take on too much? Absolutely! But I was so here for it all.

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Oh William!: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
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Mehso-so

This was well written and still I didn‘t enjoy reading it. Lucy gradually demystifies her ex, William

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When your cat insists on helping you clean your closet, it‘s time to finish your book #earlgrey

Soubhiville So helpful! Without them there the clothes might float away. 😸 4w
DinoMom They are always so helpful 😹 4w
TheSpineView You must have a supervisor! 😹 4w
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The Red Palace | June Hur
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Finished the second book in my sadly realistic #septembertbr and it was great. I loved the world - 1700s Korea, the characters, and the mystery - it kept me guessing. The love story was really well done too. Highly recommended.

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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I fell in love with Finch and Violet. There was a lot here that reminded me of my own teen romance. Read it in a day — and except for that treasure hunt for closure bit I was all in.

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Take Me Home Tonight | Morgan Matson
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This story of three friends misadventures during a single night was a fun read.

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Rooster Fighter, Vol. 1 | Shu Sakuratani
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Truly glorious tale of a rooster who fights demons

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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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Lots to think about with this one

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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I read this one for its bold title and because it seems to be everywhere these days. Wow! It was such an easy to read but emotionally HEAVY story. Wow!

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Rabbit Chase | Elizabeth LaPense
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On a school field trip a non-binary child named Aimee follows a trickster rabbit through a portal in this Wonderland re-vision. I really liked this fresh take on the story but sometimes felt the Anishnaabe words might be a lot for a middle grade reader. As an adult reader, I used the glossary a lot. I‘m interested to read other reviews of this.

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The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
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A re-read for me because I couldn‘t remember much about it. I LOVED the beginning before the twist, really enjoyed the story up to the climax, disliked the climax and felt it should have been meatier, and found the end satisfying. A light pick; the pages flew.

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Propulsive and unsubtle. I couldn‘t put it down, but it didn‘t always sit well with me. Somewhere between a pick and a so so perhaps?

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We Were Liars | E. Lockhart
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Very much enjoyed the reread with my favourite treat. I wasn‘t sure how I‘d like it given that I knew the twist, but it‘s so well-written that I enjoyed thoroughly.

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Escape | K. R. Alexander
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Mehso-so

Im always on the hunt for middle grade horror. While I liked the premise of this one - kind of a Charlie and The Chocolate Factory set in a deadly amusement park - there was too much chopping and changing of the scenarios the kids found themselves in to really hold my attention. I think the gamer crowd will enjoy it.

LibrarianRyan i love the cover. Sorry the book wasn't better. 3mo
RebL Have you looked at Heather Kassner's books? Not horror, but pretty spooky! 3mo
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As a lifelong Dirty Dancing fan, I‘m not sure what I was expecting. Loved the title and how the book explored Grey‘s relationship with her family, romances, and beauty standards. The pacing was a bit off for me.

KathyWheeler That cat is beautiful! 3mo
squirrelbrain I got this on BorrowBox but then returned it unread as I have too many other books to read… doesn‘t sound like I missed much! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead EARL!!! 💕💕🤗 3mo
Maria514626 Your cat is gorgeous! And poofy! (I‘m allergic to cats so pictures of them delight me to no end.) 3mo
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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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This week! Holy fuzzballs didn‘t last forever. This twisty thriller was all my brain could handle. Sure it was silly at times, but the payoff was worth it in the end.

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Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Anthony Horowitz is very good at his job. He threw out some excellent red herrings and I was left guessing until the very end. Highly recommended.

kspenmoll Enjoyed this book! 5mo
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Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Had to stop for 10 minutes for a sing along with Tay Tay #swiftieswhoread

Branwen 😂🤣👏 5mo
zezeki 😂😂 Lately I've been listening to tolerate it on reapeat and just thinking how I should reread Rebecca. 5mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 5mo
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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A rare book: a realistic yet funny will they won‘t they romance about a couple whose been married for a long time. Lots of focus on mental health and motherhood. Think Sally Rooney by way of This is 40. I really loved it.

TheKidUpstairs This is on my "to buy" list for Independent Bookstore Day this weekend! 5mo
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I like novels like Homecoming that jump around in voice and time to form a coherent polyphonic picture. This was like that but with less of a sense of how the jumps were connected until the (hurried) ending. I was very much here for the horror and folklore. Any time there‘s a two headed cobra, count me in! This is five for me from the #womensprize longlist; so far they‘ve all had something special about them.

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A sweet story about families made and found set in the 1970s on Vancouver Island.

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Remote Sympathy | Catherine Chidgey
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Fourth of my Women‘s Prize longlist reads. I usually get engrossed in long WWII narratives and this was no different. The story of an unlikely friendship with a prisoner at Buchenwald and a German officer‘s wife. Told from the POV of the prisoner, the husband, the wife, and a chorus of bystanders.

Hooked_on_books Your bowl looks delicious! 6mo
LeahBergen Are those beets? Yum! 6mo
BookishTrish @LeahBergen beets and sweet potato and tofu 6mo
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I can‘t remember the last time a book I‘ve enjoyed this much took me so long to read (5 weeks). Defne is a Turkish Cypriot in love with Kostas, a Greek Cypriot, in the 1970s. Much sadness ensues. Some chapters are narrated by a fig tree - which I found twee at first. It all made sense by the end.

Mel Just finished this one today too! Loved it! 6mo
charl08 "Much sadness ensues" is a good summary. 5mo
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OCDaniel | Wesley King
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I haven‘t been reading much at all lately, but really enjoyed this audiobook. It‘s a middle grade mystery with a main character inspired by the author‘s experience living with OCD.

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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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Alllllrighty then #readersgonerogue what do you think of these picks? Any catch your fancy?

melissajayne I loved Lady from the Black Lagoon 6mo
5feet.of.fury Lady from the Black Lagoon was so good! 6mo
DavidDiamond @melissajayne @5feet.of.fury The author of Lady has a podcast she co-hosts called Reading Glasses…I‘ve discovered a lot of great books and authors thanks to them. (edited) 6mo
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Andrea4 What could be saved is definitely my top choice! 6mo
FantasyChick What Could Be Saved sounds decent. I'm also on team How to Catch a Queen❤️‍🔥 And I'm curious about State of Terror.....I could go for almost anything! Lol 6mo
Andrea4 Would also read how to catch a queen...give romance a second shot lol 6mo
BookishTrish The queen it is! My brain is mush and romance is fun to read! Thanks @andrea4 @FantasyChick 6mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish totally get it! @FantasyChick when do we get to vote on your picks? 6mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 I have a list up a little bit ago. I thought I tagged you in it. I'll check! 6mo
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Eight year old me would have been in heaven. This adventure sees two besties solve a mystery with the help of etymology, code breaking, and a hint of magic. Good fun.

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Fighting Words | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Absolutisme riveting middle grade novel about the aftermath of abuse and the path to healing.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Excellent staycation reread

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Creatures of Passage | Morowa Yejide
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Dreamy. Expansive. Digressive. Mythic. These are just some of the words I‘d use to describe this fascinating novel. Amber predicts her son Dash‘s death and his great aunt sets about making sure the prediction doesn‘t come to pass. Think Stephen King by way of Toni Morrison.

Addison_Reads I loved this one. Your review is perfect! 💚 6mo
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This shortish novel started with such promise: a group of friends and acquaintances decamp to a country estate to wait out COVID. People were hooking up, old jealousies resurfaced, I enjoyed it - even if the characters were Unlikeable. By the end I didn‘t care at all - it was a slog to get through.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 6mo
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Road of Bones | Christopher Golden
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This book had a lot going for it: set in Siberia, atmosphere, mad cover love. I liked Teig and Prentiss‘ friendship and Teig‘s sad backstory. Ludmilla fell flat for me and my interest in the horror waxed and waned. Plus I though the language barrier between characters set up in the first half was too easily resolved in the second.

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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It‘s a rare treat to read a whole book in a single day. Though sometimes ridiculous, I was riveted by the twists and turns about an assistant-and-would-be-writer and the famous writer she assists. Loved the Moroccan backdrop as well. Good fun.

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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Accidentally ordered three books this week. All the titles start with question words. This pleases me greatly. Up first.

RaeLovesToRead "Accidentally" ?? 7mo
Sharpeipup You need a what & why…time to buy more books! 7mo
BookishTrish @Sharpeipup Totally! Recommendations welcome! 7mo
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Ghost | Jason Reynolds
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Excellently narrated story of a traumatized boy who learns to run to instead of running from.

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Gilda is a lesbian atheist with anxiety. So naturally when she reaches out to a local church for support she ends up with a job?!? If you‘re into the premise (I was) you‘ll be into the book. I related uncomfortably hard at times. #rhinosforever

jlhammar Such a great book! 7mo
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New from Here | Kelly Yang
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I love how “consistently courageous “ Yang‘s novels always are. This one is no exception. Three sibs who were raised in Hong Kong leave for America at the beginning of the pandemic. They leave their father behind. This bighearted novel deals with families apart, sibling relationships, navigating uncertainty, ADHD, and anti-Asian hate. But most of all love.

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The Writer's Cats | Muriel Barbery
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A delightful adult picture books celebrating the intelligence and sly utility of cats. It‘s delightful. Earl approves.

RaeLovesToRead Oh, Earl, you are such a beauty! 😍 7mo
AlaMich Earl looks, shall we say, gobsmacked by something? 😂 7mo
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Violets Are Blue | Barbara Dee
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A beautiful novel about how a young artist is made.

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Run Towards the Danger | Sarah Polley
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I told myself I‘d read one essay a day for six days and read six a day for one day. Polley writes thoughtfully about motherhood, childbirth, child actors, sexual assault, living with a brain injury. She has a keen eye for self-observation and doesn‘t shy away from complexity.

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I wanted to know what was going on until about headway through when I was very nope about the whole thing. It did feel uncomfortable that this particular story was told by a man. (I also really hope Ariel says obrigada instead of obrigado in the final version.) #netgalley

wanderinglynn Such floofy cuteness! ❤️🐱 7mo
Susanita For this review I say obrigada 🙏 7mo
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Forever Birchwood: A Novel | Danielle Daniel
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Every group of friends needs a place to belong and for Wolf and her friends that place is their tree fort in Birchwood. It‘s Wolf‘s favourite place on earth and one that allows her to feel connected to her ancestors. When Birchwood is in danger, the friends devise a plan to save their favourite place.

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The Lost Language | Claudia Mills
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Earl and I made light work of this middle grade novel in verse today. Betsy and Lizard are BFFs since forever. Only Betsy suspects Lizard isn‘t always good for her and Betsy‘s mother - a linguist interested in endangered languages- thinks Betsy needs to spend time away from Lizard to bloom. The girls pick an endangered language at random and set to work saving it. A beautiful look at the things we say, the things we don‘t, and the affect both have

LeeRHarry Ooh I like me a MG in verse - stacked! 7mo
LeahBergen 😘 to Earl! 7mo
RaeLovesToRead So handsome! 😻💕 7mo
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Bloom | Kenneth Oppel
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A fun middle grade eco-horror that takes place right here in BC. I lost a smidge of enthusiasm when I realized late last night it was going to end on a cliffhanger.

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Beautiful cover. Great idea. Depressing as hell. Not sure it went anywhere in the end.

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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Earl and I tore through this story of an ex-wife and the clone her partner left her for. I could listen to Xe Sands read all day long.

RaeLovesToRead Earl!!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 I am a huge fan of Earl's handsome floofs 💕💕 7mo
BookishTrish @RaeLovesToRead Earl approves of your taste in floofs 😻 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Floofy Chonker ❤️😍 7mo
LeahBergen Oh, Earl! 💗💗 7mo
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Four Kate DiCamillo novels in a weekend! Prepping for our interview on March 3rd requires all the snacks.

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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up | Kate DiCamillo
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Silly, heartfelt first fiction about a would be cowboy and his horse.

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The Beatryce Prophecy | Kate DiCamillo
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DiCamillo really has the intersection of classic fairy tale and Brene Brown all sewn up. #audiostitching

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Free Love: A Novel | Tessa Hadley
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Phyllis is our Mme Bovary / Anna Karenina / Edna Pontellier in 1960s England. She chucks her marriage to a Foreign Officer for a romance with someone young enough to be her son. No ‘punishing suïcide‘ but the ending still broke me quietly.

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Himawari House | Harmony Becker
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Nao was born in Japan and raised in the US. She takes a gap year in Japan and bonds with the other residents of Himawari House. A sweet look at life between two cultures and early adult friendships. Much less intense and dramatic than my own gap year experiences, but still a fun read.

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