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Jaimelire

Jaimelire

Joined November 2016

Life long love affair with books.
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Horrorstr | Grady Hendrix;
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Mehso-so

Not my favourite Hendrix book. I preferred his lady vampire slayers!

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Enjoyed most of the book, but did not like the ending. But, overall, entertaining.

lynneamch Agreed! 1d
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This was a big book with three beautiful stories, set in different times…all linked together through their setting, the château. Lots of great historical facts in this one. And the character development was really good. Thumbs up from me?.

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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Good book. I stayed up until 3am finishing it last night. Now I need to get some sleep!

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Entertaining read, but I did prefer “Daisy Jones &The Six”.

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Sittaford Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Not my favourite Agatha Christie book, but still quite good. Now I have to watch it! Two weeks of vacation means lots of books and movies, ⛄️

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Shattered Roads | Alice Henderson
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Gave this one a good try, but I was forcing myself to continue so I have decided to bail. I rarely give up on books, but my TBR pile is huge and this book just isn‘t cutting it for me.

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My book club gift exchange….I got lucky! Looking forward to my two week break to read these!

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Starting my Christmas vacation reading binge soon. I am off December 17-Jan 3rd. I plan to spend many days in my pyjamas reading. But until then, this book kept me busy. My husband is Chinese and I am French Canadian, so that is originally what got me interested in this book, but I ended up loving the writing style as well as the social commentary aspect of this novel. I think I will buy it for my husband for Christmas.

Suet624 I really enjoyed this one too. Have a wonderful vacation. 1mo
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Skipping Christmas | John Grisham
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A perfect little nugget of Christmas spirit to get me in the mood for decorating the house!

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I just love Jasper Fforde‘s weird, quirky books. This one was no exception. Hibernation for four months, except for the winter consuls…..who have some pretty outrageous adventures!

Lucy_Anywhere Shades of Grey is one of my favourite books! I really enjoyed this one as well 2mo
Jaimelire @Lucy_Anywhere Me Too! I was hoping there would be a sequel to “Shades of Grey”. 2mo
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Camino Island | John Grisham
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I had not read anything by John Grisham in years. This one caught my interest because it‘s about books, stolen manuscripts, book theft…all things books. I did quite enjoy it and will most likely read the next book.

marleed I actually liked the second in this series better than the first. I‘m 3 years into reading the full Grisham catalog and still have a ways to go. 2mo
robinb I loved Grisham when he first exploded on the scene (he also was living 20 minutes away from me at the time). I haven‘t read him in years but did buy this book recently to add to my (older) collection. I haven‘t read it yet but am looking forward to getting back to him. 2mo
Jaimelire @marleed now I will read it for sure! 2mo
Jaimelire @robinb me too, I read a lot of his books at the beginning, but then nothing for many years. It was good to rediscover him. 2mo
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The Light Over London | Julia Kelly
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Good read. I give it 3.5/5 ⭐️

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Wasn‘t sure I would enjoy this book since I am not a big fan of romance type novels, but this YA story was excellent. Loved both Eleanor and Park. So well written. It‘s a pick from me.

IuliaC A lovely one 👍 3mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Books by Fredrick Backman have been hit or miss with me. I loved “A Man Called Ove” but did not like “Beartown”. This one is somewhere in the middle. I enjoyed it, but not a favourite. I would, however, recommend it to others.

BkClubCare This is up next for me — book club read for first week of November. 3mo
BennettBookworm Agreed, wasn‘t my favorite but was still good. 3mo
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Book club selection for this month. Loved it. Not something I would have picked out for myself, but that is the magic of book club….you sometimes get wonderful surprises like this gem of a book.

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Easy read, entertaining. Read the book,and watched the movie right after. As usual, the book was better. I give this 3.5 out of 5 ⭐️

BkClubCare One down, a few (many ! Multiples!!) to go!! 3mo
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Phyllis's Orange Shirt | Phyllis Webstad
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For the young children in my school. Every child matters.

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I am a science geek and I love space sci-if books…so this was a winner. Even my husband liked it and he is not a big reader. Autumn is almost here so I am enjoying the last of our flowers before snow comes.

Tamra What a face! 🌻🌞🕶 4mo
BkClubCare Gorgeous 3mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I was intrigued at the beginning of the book, got a little bored in the middle but liked the ending. So overall I give it a so so because it was unique and magical, but I honestly did not enjoy this one as much as I thought I would from reading all the favourable reviews.
My son has been playing with the filters on the iPad….I kinda like this one he took of me!

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The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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Great book! I can‘t believe it took me so long to finally read it. I started the second book, but am not enjoying it at all which is strange because I read this one in a day, couldn‘t put it down. My husband is Chinese so I like books that give you a glimpse into the every day lives of Chinese people throughout history. Photo of one of our new gerbils, friendly little guy.

TiredLibrarian @Jaimelire I hated this book, but I think part of the reason was that I was too young when I read it (high school). I wonder if I'd feel differently about it now. Glad you enjoyed it. 5mo
Jaimelire @TiredLibrarian I don‘t think I would have enjoyed at must when I was young. And I am really not liking the second at all. 5mo
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Panpan

A mini ice age begins (in mere hours), a widowed mother and her son are rescued by an ex army man, who also saves the town from an evil thug who has taken over. The female character was so poorly written, typical helpless female who is completely dependent on the big, strong, ex army guy who saves the day. Really not my kind of book.

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Avalon | Mindee Arnett
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I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, but kind of lost interest towards the end. It was just a bit too much for my taste. Would be good for older teens who like space sci-fi.

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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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Wow! This was such a great book. I loved the setting, the time period and the amazing characters. I will be reading the sequel, for sure.

Mommamanzi I absolutely loved it! 5mo
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Took me a while to get into this one, but once I did I finished it quickly. Unfortunately this novel is uncomfortably too close to current reality.

Alfoster Soooo true!😱 6mo
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Read this one in a day. Set in 1935, three women are forever changed when a powerful hurricane destroys Key West. Easy to read and entertaining.

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Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie murder stories…if you like those, you will enjoy this book! I certainly did.

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One garden, three different women, three different time periods. If you love gardening, and even if you don‘t, this is a wonderful book. Great summer read.

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Dis-moi qui doit mourir ... | Marc-Andr Chabot
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A bit of French reading for my book club. A man saves a Montreal mob boss‘s life and to pay him back, the mafia boss tells him he gets to pick five people to die. Pretty good book, interesting story and well paced.

BookishMarginalia Love the mug! 6mo
Jaimelire @BookishMarginalia Thanks! One of the girls in my book club gave us each one. I love it too😍 6mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
BkClubCare Love the coffee mug ! 3mo
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The Long Sunset | Jack McDevitt
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Reading a bit of sci-fi for a change. This was slow paced with a happy ending. Last book of a series, but I had not read the others. It was still easy to follow along.

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Dear Mrs Bird | AJ Pearce
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Set during WWII in England. A nice read, not too heavy compared to some other books I have read set during this period.

lazydaizee I enjoyed reading this book too. 7mo
Jaimelire @lazydaizee it‘s a good one! 7mo
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Love all Agatha Christie books, so it‘s no surprise I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Poirot solves another mystery and keeps me amused once again! Now I will watch this episode of the tv show.

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A nice story that reminds me a bit of A Series of Unfortunate Events and Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. Easy read with a happy ending, perfect for summer!

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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Great book! I love these murder mystery solving seniors. My entire book club liked it. Passing it on to my mom. 4/5⭐️

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Got this free ebook, it was a cute, cozy mystery.

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Maggie leaves her Irish home, along with others from her village to travel on the Titanic to America. This story skips back and forth from 1912 to 1982 and explores the Titanic tragedy‘s impact on its survivors and their descendants.

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The latest book in the Lane Winslow series did not disappoint. All the books have been awesome so far and I hope Iona Whishaw keeps them coming!

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It was lovely to revisit Three Pines and I am so glad to see Gamache and Beauvoir back together again. I am reading this series in order, and this was my least favourite book so far. But still a thumbs up because I love all these characters so much. Since I am living in a Covid hotspot right now, and my age group still isn‘t available for vaccine....I see many more cozy mysteries in my future.

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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Yesterday it was +19C and we were out in our t shirts, doing lawn work. Today...this. So I stayed in bed and finished this excellent book. Not only were the fictional characters well written, but the historical context was really eye opening. 5/5 ⭐️

Prairiegirl_reading The weather is very similar here, beautiful yesterday and garbage today. Staying in bed to read is a great idea. 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego We must live in the same place. 🍁 9mo
Jaimelire @Prairiegirl_reading @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I live in Alberta, the land of psycho weather🤪 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading @Jaimelire Manitoba! The land of Mother Nature‘s mood swings! 9mo
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A Talent for Murder | Andrew Wilson
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I love Agatha Christie books; am obsessed with them. So I thought for sure I would love this novel. But no. It took me forever to finish because I just kept getting bored while reading it.

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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The whole time I was reading this book, I felt like I had already read parts of it. Maybe I had read some of the historical facts at some other time (?) I enjoyed the details about the author of The Wizard of Oz, as told from the point of view of his wife. I did find some of it dragged on a bit, but overall, it‘s a good read.

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Promised to the Crown | Aimie Runyan
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Great fictional story based on “Les Filles du Roi”, French women who were sent to the colony of New France (now Quebec, Canada) to marry settlers and fortify the population in this new land in the 1660s. This books tells the story of three women and how they forged a life despite the many hardships. Although fictional, the characters felt real and the historical basis is very interesting.

MsMelissa You might like this one if you‘re interested in reading more historical fiction based on the filles du roi 10mo
Jaimelire @MsMelissa It does sound good, I will add it to my list. Thanks 10mo
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I really enjoyed this book. Takes place during WWII in England and explores the lives of village women and how they cooked with rationed food. Four women enter a contest to win a chance to cohost a wartime cooking radio show. I loved the recipes included and the explanations of how they made so much out of so little.

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The Forgotten Home Child | Genevieve Graham
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This book showed me a very dark part of Canadian history that I knew nothing about. So sad. Beautifully written characters. Heartbreaking and eye opening. I educated my children about this subject last night. I think our educational system often sweeps these darker parts of our history under the carpet, but there are important lessons to be learned here.

Lcsmcat 😢 10mo
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The Forgotten Home Child | Genevieve Graham
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Wow, this is so interesting. I started this morning and nothing else is getting done because I can‘t put it down. I have a feeling today going to be a write off! 😁

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The Andromeda Evolution | Michael Crichton, Daniel H. Wilson
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Started off loving it, but kind of lost interest towards the end. It was a bit too much. But overall, entertaining read with lots of action.

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Moonflower Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Another great book by Horowitz. I really enjoy the “book within a book” format he uses in this series. It was a tad long, but very entertaining.

Ruthiella I have this on my shelf and it is enormous! But I‘m looking forward to reading it. 10mo
Jaimelire @Ruthiella It‘s basically two stories in one. So you are getting two books in there, but linked together. Enjoy 10mo
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Libraries | Bjarne Hammer

YES! our province has allowed libraries to reopen (limited capacity). I get to go visit my friends, the books, again very soon. Good day❤️📚

readordierachel Yay! 11mo
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Second book I have read by this author and I love him. Total “stay up late into the night reading” experiences, both times. I love being entertained like this! 👍

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I introduced my youngest to the movie and realized I had never actually read the book. Well, that is not acceptable 😁. So now I can say I‘ve read it and it was lovely. Loved the old illustrations.