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Jaimelire

Jaimelire

Joined November 2016

Life long love affair with books.
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Another wonderful addition to the Lane Winslow series. 😍

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Mehso-so

I was a bit disappointed with this book. Too many characters and I found it dragged on. I skimmed the ending. Not the cozy mystery I was expecting.

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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First book of 2024 and it was a good one. Loved the characters, the setting and I always enjoy how Stephen King manages to pull you into his worlds. The book lives up to its title and delivers a great fairy tale. Perfect for winter escape reading!

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Wonderfully written story. One of my top three reads for this year.

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Love anything Agatha Christie, even these new books are awesome.

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The House of Eve | Sadeqa Johnson
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I really enjoyed this book. Makes you realize how hard it was for young women in the fifties.

SilversReviews A good one. 2mo
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The Marriage Act | John Marrs
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I have read several of his books. I like the way they are all tied together in this alternative near future. This book was no exception, he keeps you turning the pages.

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The Christmas Escape | Sarah Morgan
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Cute Christmas story. I am not a big romance reader, but I enjoyed the setting and Christmas coziness.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee

Today I had the pleasure of joining a South Korean book club that my Canadian-Korean friend invited me to attend. They zoomed at 5am to accommodate the time change for myself and my friend (we live in Alberta). I am so grateful to these Korean women who gave me a whole new perspective on this beautiful book.

Librarybelle That‘s wonderful! 3mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Mehso-so

Not a bad story but for some reason I found it kind of repetitive towards the middle and ended up skimming to the end. I think the main character kind of got on my nerves with her endless “poor me” attitude.

mija333 Agreed. As someone with actual problems this was hard to swallow. 3mo
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Mehso-so

Book club read. It was ok. If you have read The Rosie Project and/or The Maid, it‘s a similar main character. But for some reason did not impress me as much.

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Holly: A Novel | Stephen King
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Wow. I have not read any of his other books with this character in them. But, not necessary, this book was a two day marathon of reading for me. Impossible to put down. I have a weird relationship with Stephen King books. I don‘t like all of them, and I don‘t read him often but when I do….I become obsessed with his writing. This one is right up there with The Stand and Under the Dome (two of my favourites).

AmyG Oh wow. Nice review. 5mo
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A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Great series. Book 3 had some serious twists that I did not see coming (no, I have not watched the tv series).

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Mehso-so

I chose this for my book club selection. Although it was a powerful story about gender roles and reflects on the basic idea that “power corrupts” it was not one of my favourites this year. Maybe a bit too violent for my taste. I will watch the show to see how they adapted this into TV.

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That was an interesting book. Written from the viewpoint of an AI companion robot.

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The Minders | John Marrs
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I had previously read “The One” by this author, and this book ties in nicely with that. I have to give this author credit, he keeps you turning those pages!

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Station Eternity | Mur Lafferty
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If you like weird aliens and humans with messed up personalities, murder and space stations….this is the book for you. Quirky.

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The Effort | Claire Holroyde
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Loved this book. It‘s not a new story (big meteor about to crash into earth), but it‘s so well written from several seemingly unrelated points of view. In the end it all comes together beautifully. 👍

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Read this book in Nelson BC where the series takes place. Visited many of the small towns she refers to in the books. This made the story especially good for me. Love Lane Winslow.

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Camp Zero | Michelle Min Sterling
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Great little book. Mostly set in the not too far future, it really rings true when it comes to the environmental crisis that is going on. I was inhaling all that smoke from nearby forest fires 🔥 while reading it and it made the book that much more real. Characters were well written, setting was effective and it kept me turning those pages. Read it in three days. 👍

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Shift | Hugh Howey
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Book #2 of this series and I loved this one as much as the first. It goes back in time to explain how it all started. I can‘t wait to read book #3, the last of the series.

Slajaunie You hooked me! 8mo
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The Rome Affair | Karen Swan
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Book club pick. I enjoyed the setting, but did not like the characters and the storyline left me feeling blah. We all agreed that this was not one of our favourite reads so far this year.

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Blackout | Ragnar Jonasson
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Book #3 in this series. Not my favourite so far, but still good. This one is set in summer, so it was nice to experience summer in Iceland. It was nice to continue to follow the lives of the main characters but the solving of the murder wasn‘t as good as in the last two books.

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Mehso-so

Not my favourite historical fiction. Just a bit too unbelievable.

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Book club wanted a Thriller. This book got chosen. It wasn‘t bad but deals with child sexual abuse and that kind of turned me off of this one.

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Great book!

LoverOfLearning Completely forgot I read this one. I was ehh bout it. But in all honestly I rushed the audiobook to finish it for book club. So maybe if I didn't rush through it I would have enjoyed it more. 10mo
LoverOfLearning I'm glad your enjoyed it!! 10mo
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Historical fiction about Madeleine Astor, second wife of Jack Astor. The story covers their courtship, marriage and what happened on the Titanic. She was much younger than he was and still basically a child when they started their short-lived romance and marriage. I wonder if this marriage would have lasted had the events on the Titanic not happened?

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Ariel Pryce wakes to find that her husband has disappeared. Her vacation in Lisbon quickly turns into a desperate attempt to find her husband. Although I figured out the plot twist before the end of the novel, it was still a fun read.

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L.A. Weather | Maria Amparo Escandon
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Book club pick. Family drama about three sisters and their parent‘s lives. Pretty fast paced and entertaining.

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Wool (Wool, #1) | Hugh Howey
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In a toxic landscape, a group of people are living in a massive underground silo. Good science fiction read with well developed characters. #1 of a series.

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Great book. Worth reading, especially if you are looking for something unique and beautifully written.

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Nightblind | Ragnar Jonasson
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Finished this one a while back and forgot to review it. Book #2 of this series was another winner for me. I have already bought #3.

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I loved this! End of the world is coming, but that doesn‘t stop Detective Hank Palace from investigating a potential murder. I am definitely adding this series to my list.

charl08 Brilliant series! 11mo
Dragon A great series 👍💚🐉 11mo
Tamra Oh wow! I‘m not into apocalyptic novels, but this sounds intriguing! 11mo
Tamra Oh, and he‘s the author of Underground Airlines?! Woot! 11mo
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What Lies Beneath | Adam Croft
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Well it‘s bloody freezing here again, so finishing this one in a hot bath. I did not connect to, or even like, the main character and found the mystery a little dull. So I give it a so-so.

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A Spoonful of Murder | Robin Stevens
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Got this one because it was a deal on my Kobo. I guess it‘s part of a series, but was ok to read out of order. Cozy, easy little mystery.

RaeLovesToRead According to Goodreads, this is the debut. Glad to hear it was OK, I've got it on my shelf! 😊🥄🪓🫖 12mo
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A Valiant Deceit | Stephanie Graves
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Second book in the Olive Bright series. I am really enjoying these books so far. Mystery, historical fiction and cozy read. What‘s not to like?

robinb I love these too! So good! And they just keep getting better and better. (edited) 12mo
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This was my book club selection. I was curious about it, and I did end up enjoying it even though I am not a gamer.

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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Not sure how I feel about this book.

Lindy I‘m enjoying reading all the reviews of this. Saves me from FOMO. 😉 13mo
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It snowed a lot since yesterday so I have spent my hours since getting home from work reading another masterpiece by Louise Penny. Her Gamache books never disappoint. 5/5

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Snowblind: A Thriller | Ragnar Jonasson
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Loved this Nordic noir mystery. Set in a small community In Iceland, lots of great characters and it‘s a series, so I have already moved on to book #2!

Bklover I loved this one! I love mysteries that take in cold places! 13mo
Jaimelire @Bklover me too! And I live in Canada where it gets really cold! I am reading the second book of this series right now. 13mo
Bklover Which one is second? I know they go in a weird order 13mo
Jaimelire @Bklover I am reading Night Blind right now. I think it‘s the second (?). Not sure 13mo
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Olive Bright, Pigeoneer | Stephanie Graves
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I enjoyed this book. Set in a small village in England during WWII, Olive plays detective trying to figure out who killed the town gossip. She also gets recruited as a pigeoneer, her contribution to the war effort. I think I will continue to book 2 of this series.

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Mehso-so

Book club read. I did not really like this book. It felt forced and I didn‘t really connect with the characters. I ended up skimming through the end.

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Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Giant, intelligent spiders & humanity‘s last few, struggling to survive….mix them together and what do you get? An entertaining book!

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Sweet little story. Perfect feel good book for the holidays. 3.5/5

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Lady Clementine | Marie Benedict
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Although I did enjoy learning about Clementine Churchill, this was not my favourite Marie Benedict book. I preferred the second half of the book, which described her role during WWII.

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At Bertram's Hotel | Agatha Christie
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Another wonderful mystery by Agatha Christie.

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Post WWII spies, ex Nazis and recipes? Yes, this book manages to blend all these into one great story. Enjoyed this book very much.

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Good story, the characters were well developed and I really enjoyed the story. Was a book club pick. I am looking forward to the discussion about this one.

5feet.of.fury Loved this one! 1y
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Another wonderful Gamache novel. Interesting author‘s note at the end. I slowly savour this series of books because I never want to be done.

kspenmoll I totally understand! 1y
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Guilty pleasure read. Love the ladies and their killer adventure. There are way too many dead bodies for this to be anywhere near realistic, but it sure is entertaining.