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DaveNeufeld

DaveNeufeld

Joined March 2016

No one drags me anywhere
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A Promised Land by Barack Obama
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The Institute by Stephen King
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Ken Jennings is a haughty, condescending bully who thinks it‘s funny to mock people with disabilities. He‘s the antithesis of a good-hearted and humble legend like Alex Trebek. I have less than zero interest in watching him as the interim host of Jeopardy. Disgusting.

AmyG I agree. That‘s just awful. 2y
Traci1 Ugh. I knew I didn't like him already. I'm with you. I won't be watching if he's hosting. What a monumental jackass. 2y
Megabooks Ableist a-hole! 2y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Gorgeous backdrop for finishing off this audiobook. I had this one squirrelled away for a snowy day, and wasn‘t disappointed.

Therewillbebooks Loved this book. Listened to the audio too. Gaiman is one of the few authors who can read his own books as well as any actor. 2y
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The Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue Ltd
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AshleyKingz Absolutely loved this book. It was so beautifully done. One of my top 10 for sure! 2y
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The Last Emperox | John Scalzi
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I really enjoyed this trilogy on the whole, and I like the overall ending as well. That said, it feels like a lot of the branching conflicts were resolved in a pretty anti-climactic and less satisfying way. The last 100 pages or so really feels like an exercise in tying up loose ends with footnotes and epilogues. Still an enjoyable read though!

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The Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue Ltd
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Winter is back, but this time with 53 km/h NNW winds. I was pretty impressed with the fortitude I was showing in going out until it became apparent that it‘s nothing compared to what some of the women in this novel go through 🤐

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Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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Running a bit behind as I‘m already almost done the next one, but book #2 was excellent.

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The Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue Ltd
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Did anyone listen to this on audio? The narrator reads sooo slowly and takes huge pauses between sentences. I never do this, but I bumped the speed up to 1.25x and now it sounds normal? Genuinely wondering if they either intentionally had her read slowly or even slowed it down in studio, maybe they were worried listeners would have a tough time with her Irish accent?? Story is great so far though, and at 1.25x speed it‘s a great listen too 😂

mcctrish I always listen to books at 1.25 cuz most narrators are too slow 🤣🤣 that said, my last book on audio “Don‘t Overthink It” sounded insane at that speed so Anne Bogel must be a fast talker 2y
Soubhiville I always listen at 1.25 too. I did love this audio, it‘s a very good story. 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I listen to my audios at 1.5-2x. I think they do read them slowly on purpose. 2y
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Soul Hunter | Aaron Dembski-Bowden
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I tried to stick with this audiobook but I kept daydreaming and realizing I‘d missed whole paragraphs or more. Had to admit I wasn‘t engaged, and the new Emma Donoghue came up for loan, so it just wasn‘t meant to be.

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Soul Hunter | Aaron Dembski-Bowden
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A bit of reprieve after some early snowfall. Starting a new audiobook and watching the geese head south.

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Burke's Law: A Life in Hockey | Stephen Brunt, Brian Burke
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I don‘t always see eye to eye with Brian Burke, but I always liked him, and was glad we had him with the Flames for a few years. I like hearing his thoughts on HNIC now even when I disagree, he‘s brutal and honest. This was a great read, lots of insider hockey stories and a fascinating life too. Tough to revisit the Bertuzzi/Moore incident, but Brian‘s perspective on it is interesting.

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Burke's Law: A Life in Hockey | Stephen Brunt, Brian Burke
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Well no point in fighting it, may as well embrace the cold and listen to some hockey stories.

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Memoirs and Misinformation | Jim Carrey, Dana Vachon
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I shouldn‘t have balked after the iffy reviews, because I ended up loving this. A Hollywood satire that struck me as a blend of Hunter S. Thompson and Bret Easton Ellis, very well written with carefully crafted sentences dripping with vile wit. Carrey‘s humour shines through, but it‘s purely black comedy, not slapstick. Definitely recommend it on audio—Jeff Daniels‘ slouching baritone adds just the perfect amount of underlying venom and disdain.

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Memoirs and Misinformation | Jim Carrey, Dana Vachon
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Went for an audio walk today to see if it‘s still winter out there.

Update: It‘s still winter out there.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! Are you in Minnesnowta, or something? 2y
DaveNeufeld Albrrrrta 😂 2y
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Hell House | Richard Matheson
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Hauntings are usually the sub-genre of horror that spooks me the most (at least on screen), so I gave this a go as a seasonal read. I mostly enjoyed it, but I won‘t be having any trouble sleeping at night.

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Memoirs and Misinformation | Jim Carrey, Dana Vachon
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Winter has arrived on the prairies.
#AudioWalk

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Memoirs and Misinformation | Jim Carrey, Dana Vachon
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I was really excited when I first heard about this, but after seeing some lukewarm reviews I decided not to spend an Audible credit on it.

It‘s come up as a skip-the-line title at my library now though, so I‘ll give it a shot.

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Took a chance on this with my audible credit this month, despite seeming to be somewhat out of genre for me, and wound up really enjoying it. One thing bothered me the entire way though...

DaveNeufeld I can‘t get over the fact that everything is basically Estelle‘s fault. None of it would have happened had she not taught Addie how to “pray”! 2y
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If It Bleeds | Stephen King
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Found a buddy having breakfast on my audio walk this morning. 🦌

britt_brooke Aw!! 💚 3y
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If It Bleeds | Stephen King
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Morning audio walk 🌲⛅️

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In an interstellar burst I am back to save the universe.

sprainedbrain Radiohead! 3y
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It was a pretty productive weekend for minimalizing. Here‘s a before and after shot of some of the progress I made in the basement. I can‘t believe how much stuff I have 😨

rather_be_reading 👏👏 4y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Great job! 4y
PurpleyPumpkin Wow, well done! I keep trying to cull my clothes, but it‘s a never ending project. 😅 (edited) 4y
BookishTrish Whoa! Well done! 4y
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B is for Bantha

If I had a Bantha
I‘d name it Samantha

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I didn‘t want to lose momentum with the epic amount of purging I‘ve done so far since finishing this book, so I took it out again and I‘ve been taking a break from the office for a walk each day while I listen.

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“A” is for AT-AT

Ddzmini 😍😍😍 4y
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I‘m seeing all these #90sPlaylist and #90sSpringFling posts and I‘m not sure what they are for but that‘s my decade so I‘m joining in 😬

Of course in the middle is the first EP from my forgettable high school garage band circa 1998 🤦🏻‍♂️

Leniverse Garbage 2.0 😍🤩 The spring fling is discussing Fight Club tomorrow, so do join in then too if you have read it! 4y
Palimpsest Love so many of these albums. I still regularly listen to this Breeders album, O.K. Computer and Smashing Pumpkins. 4y
tjwill Siamese Dream is possibly one of the greatest albums of all time. Lots of great choices here! 4y
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BookishTrish Ok, I was a HUGE Moist fan and wish Silver had stood the test of time. That being said, I still listen to Matthew Good. 4y
DaveNeufeld @BookishTrish I literally just bought a ticket for an upcoming Moist show a few days ago! It‘s the anniversary tour and they are playing Silver front to back 😂 4y
BookishTrish Nooooooooo way! I don‘t see your dates on their website. They aren‘t coming my way... 4y
BookishTrish ...but I would still go. 4y
DaveNeufeld @BookishTrish yeah that‘s odd, it looks as though they have only announced a Calgary show. I just assumed it was a tour... 4y
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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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1. Gemini
2. Recently? Nothing! But in cleaning out my storage I was recently reminded that in 1999 I was the FREAKING GUITAR SOLO CHAMP PEOPLE 🎸🎸🎸
3. Caliban‘s War. I can‘t decide if I want to go back to this series, or if it‘s just not for me.
4. Like most weekends I‘ll be writing freelance game/tech reviews for Best Buy Canada

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wanderinglynn 👏🏻🎉🥳 Way to go 🎸 champ! 4y
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I resisted the urge to buy something new at Indigo on Tuesday and picked something unread from my bookshelf instead. This one‘s been waiting for a couple years at least. Feel free to tell me how fabulous it is, I‘ve only heard it from everyone who has seen me reading it this week 🙄😂

Smrloomis 😂 It‘s good to get confirmation I guess 🤔 4y
Soubhiville This has been on my TBR shelf for over a year. If you tell me it‘s fabulous when you finish I‘ll move it onto my May TBR stack 🤣📚. 4y
DaveNeufeld @Soubhiville lol you got it 👍🏻 4y
BookishTrish Someone bought this for me ages ago. Still #TBR 4y
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So I was almost finished my book last night when I turned the light out like a responsible adult at 11pm in anticipation of a busy day at work today... then proceeded to lay in bed awake for 2 hours thinking about my busy day of work ahead 🤦🏻‍♂️

madamereadsalot1 That is precisely why I have to read or listen to an audiobook until I pass out. Otherwise my brain does what it wants, which is anything but rest. Hope your day went well! 4y
DaveNeufeld @madamereadsalot1 No kidding right? Thanks! 4y
CouronneDhiver Been there... so many times! 4y
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Slowly emerging from a lengthy reading drought. I could swear I love this series but this is the 2nd time I‘ve taken months to finish one 🤔

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I‘m completely on board. The great household purge of 2019 is in full swing.

wanderinglynn I purged my house before Christmas & it was so freeing! Now the challenge is to keep it that way. (edited) 4y
DaveNeufeld @wanderinglynn that‘s awesome. I‘m working on mine steadily and even though there‘s much more to do I already feel my anxiety shrinking. 4y
kyraleseberg I am the same way- I have anxiety about clutter, so every purge (spring cleaning) gives me an incredible amount of relief! 4y
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1. Probably Sci-Fi
2. Oh my, yes
3. Goaltender for the Calgary Flames
4. -10°C
5. WHAT‘S GOIN‘ ON?

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Itchyfeetreader 😂😂 at your number 5 - was humming the song based on the photo! 4y
readingjedi Oh my, that He-Man video! First time I watched it I nearly drowned in my own tears of laughter 🤣🤣🤣 4y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 4y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Sometimes I feel a bit inferior on Litsy, seeing how much other people read and knowing that I divide my potential reading time a lot between other things—especially gaming.

Then I see N. K. Jemisin streaming Mass Effect 3 on Twitch and I feel a lot better again 😂

GrilledCheeseSamurai That's awesome! I'm a big gamer too! 😁 4y
Texreader I divide my reading time too and most often read only a few minutes before bed and when I have insomnia. So I feel the same when I see on Litsy the vast amount of books people read. But I love reading, I love the support of the people on Litsy and so I love Litsy!! 4y
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IT‘S NOG SEASON 🥃🥃🥳

CouronneDhiver 🤙🏽 4y
Soubhiville Mmmmmmm 4y
readingjedi There's nothing in this photo I don't wholeheartedly approve of!!! 4y
sprainedbrain Looks like the makings of a nice evening! 4y
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Just on my way to the

🔴DANGER ZONE🔴

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sprainedbrain 🤘🏼 4y
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Calgary: Pearl of the West | George Brybycin
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Here‘s a shot of the new central library in Calgary, taken by a talented friend of mine.

Kaye Fancy ! 4y
laurenlovesliterature 😍😍😍😍😍 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego YAAASSS!! Great shot. I haven't made it there yet, but I'm so excited. 4y
DaveNeufeld @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I popped in today to grab some holds. It‘s awfully nice on the inside too. 4y
sprainedbrain Gorgeous! 4y
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Happy 🇨🇦Legalization Day🇨🇦 to my fellow Canadians.

I‘m not offering any hot takes on the moral debate around using or abstaining from cannabis, I‘m just happy to be living in a country on the forefront of civil liberty :)

CouronneDhiver Good ol‘ Canadia. 🇨🇦 I had an interesting chat with my cab driver about that this morning. 4y
sprainedbrain Hooray for Canada! As usual, I have country envy. 4y
Dogearedcopy We‘re legal in Oregon and it‘s had both unexpected benefits *and* drawbacks (and it‘s pretty even so an argument can go either way if brought up.) 4y
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Pere Goriot | Honor de Balzac
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Old Goriot, 1835

Translation, 2018: “You‘d be pretty if you smiled more”

😝

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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It‘s that time of year! What‘s your favourite Stephen King Classic? IT? Carrie?

...Ready Player One? 🤔

madamereadsalot1 Hahaha! 😂 4y
MStew Shining or salems lot 4y
Linear I didnt know 1403 was s Steven king thing... 4y
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Current read is not even remotely scary.

Srsly.

It‘s called “Pet Story”, but it‘s spelled “Stary”, because kids spell badly. Hilarious!!!

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Mehso-so

I think this would make an incredible script for a 60 minute episode of Black Mirror. As a 270 page novel though it wasn‘t quite what I wanted.

2BR02B It didn't make much of an impression on me, either. 4y
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The Chrysalis | Brendan Deneen
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1. September is sports game season. I think I‘ve done 6 in four weeks. This weekend was NHL 19 and NBA 2K19
2. The Smashing Pumpkins 2 weekends ago
3. I‘m going to go with drinking from the container.
4. Better Call Saul, Last Week Tonight
5. The Chrysalis
#HumpDayPost

britt_brooke I saw Smashing Pumpkins in July! 4y
MinDea My boyfriend is currently playing NBA2K19! 4y
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1. Wristcutters: A Love Story
2. My son, who has ASD, being completely mesmerized by the World of Colour show at Disneyland
3. Autobiography
4. Depends on what I‘m colouring
5. What is best sandwich?

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MaGoose Peanut butter and jelly 4y
MirrorMask Cuban 4y
Bostonmomx2 Tri tip with creamy horseradish. 😋😋 4y
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CouronneDhiver Tie game - Beef dip or Grilled cheese 4y
madamereadsalot1 Does a falafel pita wrap count? If not, PB&J. 4y
Linear Avacado, bacon, Turkey on white bread! With a little mayo 4y
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1. Memphis Belle
2. Onion Rings if they‘re fresh. Fries if we are talking frozen.
3. This Will Destroy You, Mount Eerie, Mica Levi, awakebutstillinbed

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Memphis Belle is a great film! 10 year old you had great taste. 4y
readingjedi Memphis Belle was filmed close to where I lived. 4y
madamereadsalot1 This Will Destroy You! 😍😍 4y
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Rogues and Roguing Cereal Crops | Canadian Seed Growers Association
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1. I work in law, and moonlight as a freelance writer for a major Canadian tech retailer

2. Projectionist

3. Best: Bartender circa my early 20‘s
Worst: Roguing sweet clover from Alfalfa crops

4. William Butler Yeats‘ drinking buddy

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 4y
BethM What kind of law? 4y
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Siamese Dream | Aaron Stang
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Sorry it‘s not book related, but this is how I‘m spending my Saturday night. Siamese Dream came out 25 years ago this weekend. Anyone else feeling old af right now?

laurenlovesliterature Me...always! Love Smashing Pumpkin! 5y
sprainedbrain Yes! Gosh, love that album... and I still don‘t regret my SP tattoo. 😂 5y
DaveNeufeld @sprainedbrain SP tattoo!? Sweet! Need to see this sometime! 5y
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First in line for another fresh library book 😬 #WinTheQueue

2BR02B Sweet bag. 5y
DaveNeufeld @2BR02B Thanks! I haven‘t left home without the bag of holding in probably a decade. This is my 4th one... lol 5y
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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1. It‘s Stampede time in Calgary. Here‘s my band playing a gig last night at Heritage Park
2. The Outsider
3. Less movies, I‘m more excited for season 4 of Better Call Saul on Aug. 6
4. 😐🙄😑🤨
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Shanghai Red #1 | Christopher Sebela
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Shanghai Red looks super cool! #NewComicsDay

ohyeahthatgirl I'm really loving Gideon Falls. 5y
DaveNeufeld @ohyeahthatgirl awesome, me too. Jeff Lemire is my favourite writer in comics by a mile 5y
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Oblivion Song | Robert Kirkman
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#NewComicsDay for me is this week and last week‘s books, as didn‘t make it into the shop last week.

I haven‘t read much DC the past few years, but I‘m going to see what Scott Snyder does with JL, and Bendis switching teams is still huge news.

If you‘re looking for a new creator-owned book, try Oblivion Song, it‘s incredible 👍🏻

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Renegades | Marissa Meyer
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It‘s my daughter‘s birthday today, so I took her to Chapters to pick out a book for one of her gifts. She went with Renegades.

It‘s also buy 3 get one free right now. I knew this going in. I told myself that this didn‘t concern me. I don‘t need anything anyway. My daughter‘s single pickup would be just fine.

...then I impulse-bought the Broken Earth trilogy

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Ingerella How could you pass it up? 5y
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