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Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira

Joined April 2020

For the pleasure of sharing 💬 #Franco ⚜️ #Anglo 📚4+ decades of reading, 20 years of Book Club evenings🥂 🇨🇦
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Bailedbailed

#ReadCanada 7/13 #Ontario
Picked it up 4 times, I just could not get into it 🤷🏻‍♀️

MsMelissa That‘s too bad. 2y
MsMelissa You know, I don‘t think I‘ve actually read anything by Alice Munro. I‘m not a short story fan so that‘s probably why I‘ve avoided her, although I realize this one is actually a full novel. 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Book_Fiend_Melissa yes it‘s a novel. I‘ve come to enjoy short stories in the last few months 🙂 2y
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1. Outlook on life, way more peaceful, positive and hopeful
2. Have faith
3. Way, WAY more
4. None, I‘m open to what ever flows into my attention.
@katy4peas thanks for the tag 🤩
#thoughtfulthursday

I‘ve been somewhat absent lately, so consider yourself tagged if you would like to play 🙂

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Les falaises | Virginie DeChamplain
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Mehso-so

Magnificent wild, metaphorical and organic writing! Suffering & healing story on a canvas of mental health, watery-rocky landscapes, as well as interior and exterior ambiances. But blah, it‘s almost too much writing talent for a story where I didn't get attached to the characters. There are beautiful passages, interesting ideas, I felt the suffering of the first 2/3, but I did not believe in the healing process of the last third, nor the outcome.

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Les falaises | Virginie DeChamplain
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#ClubDeLecturesDesCopines #Zoom
Was not my preferred choice, even though it is very well received in the province. But I love bookclub discussions, so here it goes❣️
#Franco #Quebec #WomanAuthor

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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Pickpick

It‘s the title that led me to this 1928 essay. I‘ve been battling with myself and my family environment on this concept, i.e. everyone at home has their own private room, except me !!! So I hoped to find some views to advance my thinking. Although the context is different, I am blown away by the clarity, insight and resonance of Woolf's observations on the posture of women in literature, as a writer or fictional character, and in life generally.

KVanRead Same environment here and I never ever needed a room of my own as much as I do now!😂🤣🤪 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @KVanRead I think I‘ve truly needed one since we moved-in as a recomposed family 7 years ago, but I‘ve only realized my sacrifice over the summer. I‘m not sure that Covid had a role to play in it!?! It was another book I‘ve read that sparked 💥 me. 2y
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“The meaning of the word crone varies depending on the person using it.“
#FirstLineFridays

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Three Souls | Janie Chang
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Pickpick

#ReadTheWorld #China
The spiritual & historical fiction premise of this book is totally my style. I liked the story, from the perspective of a young Chinese girl and her 3 souls. Even if the 2nd part has its lengths, once in the 3rd, I could not put it down! Beautiful story of atonement, against a background of Chinese culture and politics.
#WomanAuthor

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Pickpick

#ReadCanada #Alberta 6/13 To tell you how much I‘ve enjoyed that ? audio ?? I've loved this artist ever since I heard "Insensitive" in 1994. I've listened to her music ? a lot and seen her live. Listening to her thoughts on her life, from her crone posture, inspires me for my own path. #Aging, #Accept, #Body, #Family #Addiction, # Failures, # Successes, #Friendships, #SelfLove, #SelfCare, #Serenity #Wisdom

MsMelissa I love Jann Arden 😊 She is so great live, both her singing and her stories for her audience. I‘m glad you enjoyed the book - I bought it for my mother for Christmas 🎄 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira She‘s a combo of singer & stand up comedian 😅 Great gift to your mon ❣️ 2y
monalyisha Oh, I remember loving “Insensitive”! 2y
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New audio! Really enjoying it so far.
#ReadCanada #Alberta #WomanAuthor

Update! Loved it!

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Three Souls | Janie Chang
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« We have three souls, or so I‘d been told »

I was in, right then an there ❣️
#FirstLineFridays

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Pickpick

Caroline Myss is a great Spiritual Director to me.Her take on the Spirit world and life on Earth soothes me. I always enjoy being reminded of the spiritual anatomy of the human experience.
#Intuition #Service #Spirituality
#Spirituality

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Three Souls | Janie Chang
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#FirstLove
I am so enjoying this book ❣️

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Three Souls | Janie Chang
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Lovely way to describe being in love 💕
#FirstLove

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Three Souls | Janie Chang
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When the fist line & paragraph have you hooked! Precious #ReadTheWorld #China
#WomanAuthor

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Hum | Natalia Hero
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#NovemberWrapUp
It was a good diversified month 🙂

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All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
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Mehso-so

#ReadCanada #Manitoba - Interesting view of a loving supportive sibling & daughter. Kind family, artistic genius, mental illness, depression, difficult request, support, doubt, fear, suicide, deception, loving relationships. I did not feel that her sorrows, as the healthy sister, were so puny. There were great moments, but it just dragged on to long for my attention. Not great for me; lost interest, but read to the end. Half read/half audio 🎧

MsMelissa Nicely done! Too bad this wasn‘t a pick for you. 2y
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Pickpick

Lovely moving read. Short stories relating the human condition in regards to unfaithfulness, death, love, the passage of time and the silence of all that is not said.
#LireLeQc #Gaspesie #WomanAuthor

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Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No | Henry Cloud, John Townsend
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Pickpick

I quite enjoyed this one, even though it was heavy in regards to Bible references. I feel they covered all the situations in regards to boundaries setting, giving good explanations and examples. I found it to be enlightening and helpful.
#growth

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Thanks for the tag @katy4peas 🙂

1. I will definitely read over the weekend, even though my Thanksgiving 🧡 was last month 🇨🇦
2. I usually decorate the first weekend of December 🎄

@Prairiegirl_reading if you would like to play and haven‘t yet 🙂

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and Happy Thanksgiving! 2y
katy4peas Hope you had a nice holiday! 😘 2y
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All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
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Starting #Manitoba for my #ReadCanada Challenge.
🤞🏻 #WomanAuthor

Prairiegirl_reading I live in Manitoba. Many years ago I worked at Blockbuster and she used to come in once in a while. I never talked to her because I was nerding out. 🤣 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira It happens to us all 🤪😅 2y
xicanti I also live in MB, and I sold her a shirt once! It was pretty near the beginning of her career, and she was visibly excited I knew who she was. 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @xicanti precious memento fir both of you. 2y
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“Human beings live in the realm oh meanings“
#FirstLineFridays

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After reading The Courage to be Disliked, this summer, I‘m starting the first of this 5 books collection tonight. I found his way to relating to life‘s drama worth digging into 😉 #psychology

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Hum | Natalia Hero
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Pickpick

What a peculiar way to write about trauma, in this case sexual, but I can transfer to my own, which is different. The bird as an outside metaphor of all that is inside, especially the self-violence, is fabulous. It is so powerful, that I will never look at a humming bird the same way again. The end blew me out of the water! I guess I can see it as accepting what is, making the best of it and healing.
#1LivreQCxMois #BookClub #ReadCanada #Quebec

Cathythoughts Sounds good ✨❤️ 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Cathythoughts Very. Singular❣️ 2y
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Hum | Natalia Hero
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“ Sometimes we have the instinct to pass our rage on the part of us that arose from the bad experience. But reopening the same wound won't help it heal. Try to forgive yourself. “
💗

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Hum | Natalia Hero
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Excited to start this one for my #1LivreQCxMois virtual book club. #Montreal #WomanAuthor #French

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Pickpick

Between a Pick and a So-So. I‘m a fan of the Practical Magic Movie, so I came in favorable and hopeful. Though I got attached to Franny, Jet & Vincent, I would of enjoyed more assumed magic. I felt they were denying who they where too much. I prefer full assumed witches stories🤷🏻‍♀️I liked it but... Last sentence “ Know that the only remedy for love is to love more “ was ❣️

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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“ Once upon a time, before the whole world changed, it was possible to run away from home, disguise who you were, and fit into polite society. “
#FirstLineFridays #Magic

Sargar114 Love this book!!! 2y
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The Montreal Virtual Book Fair #SLM2020 is launching the #alivreouvert movement. The intention is to highlight the positive impact of reading on our lives ❤️ Reading for me is a life saver, a way to travel & make friends. 👉🏻 You would like to play? Post a picture of yourself with a favorite open book as a mask & tag a few friends. #jelisbleu

Megabooks I‘ll have to wait until my hair is dry tomorrow, but I shall try! I am horrible at selfies. 😂 2y
Texreader Oh that‘s very cool! 2y
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Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Texreader I thought so too 😊 Feel free to play 🙂 2y
Texreader @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira I think I will as soon as I get a chance. Off to sleep now! 2y
charl08 Bonne idée! 😍 2y
KVanRead Thanks for the tag! Love this 👏 2y
katy4peas Cool idea! 😁 2y
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another beautiful story of unique characters. I love it when I‘m transported "elsewhere" through caracters filled with constraints and then feel the them open up to the next level in their spiral of life, thanks to self love and the help of those new people around. Britt-Marie is a late bloomer who has a vision of the world that goes from XXS to L? ? Heartwarming ??

#ReadTheWorld #Sweeden

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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New audiobook for me this morning. So excited to read about the aunt‘s stories!!!
#Magic #Withches #StrongWomen

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Really enjoying this one so far. #strongwomancharacter
#ReadTheWorld #Sweeden

Texreader Great cover 2y
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Totally adorable. Recognized myself 🙃 Smiled throughout and 🤣 a few times 🥰
Cute quick read 🤓

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Monoceros | Suzette Mayr
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Bailedbailed

#ReadCanada #Alberta
It is with regret that I decided to end this #AudioBook this morning. The story seems interesting, but I am unable to let myself be carried away by the narrator's jerky and borderline aggressive tone 🤷🏻‍♀️This is a though book; bullying, homophobia and suicide are at its core. I will try to read it in a paper format later on, in the hopes of using my own rhythm and intonation, in order to enjoy it.

LeahBergen I liked this one (but I read it). 2y
Reggie I liked this one, too. I just remember thinking that all these people failed each other. 2y
Lindy What a shame about the audiobook narrator. This book is great, and I even remember that the print edition I read was on lovely, linen-textured paper. There were reproductions of antique illustrations of unicorns at the start of each chapter. 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Lindy I will definitely, try the printed version when I find one to borrow. 2y
MsMelissa Too bad it didn‘t work for you, although maybe print would work better? 2y
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Been sort of away the last few weeks, but starting this one tonight. I 💗 the spiritual teachings of that woman.

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Pickpick

It's a lovely, yet a sad one, that ends well. It is written with the flowery & serene perspective of Violette, but the drama is real. I didn't see the thriller coming; naively, I thought I was listening to a “high-end“ RomCom, oops! 😮 I was blown away by the writing style, the words, the sentences, the organization of the narrative, the images, the smells, the singularities of the characters, endearing or not and the choral storylines. #Franco

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Sorry to be late to the party. Thanks to @katy4peas for the tag.
1. I was doing good with the #3books, but I fell behind.
2. Hum... genre... I can tell you what is not on it. Horror, other wise I‘m pretty diversified.
3. I do not snack while reading, I drink a variaty of stuff though ☕️🍷🥤🍹

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂😊🍃 2y
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#BINGO!!!
The 3rd one on my #SummerBookSpinBingo2020 card.
Loveliest thriller ever!
Full review to follow in another post tomorrow.
💗🌹🌼🌺🌻🌸💖

 @mirnass as-tu lu ce livre/autrice?

mirnass Non! Je ne lui connais pas. Québécoise? 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Non, française ?? C‘est comme Michel Fugain le chante ?- C‘est un beau roman, c‘est une belle histoire ? 2y
TheAromaofBooks YAY!! Great progress!!!! 2y
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The Downstairs Girl | Stacey Lee
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News from my IG feed.
#Award for Stacey Lee & her tagged book 🤩
#SundayBuddyRead

katy4peas Wow! Congrats! She deserves it! Yay! 😮❤️🥳 2y
TheBookHippie I saw that yesterday isn‘t it wonderful !!!!! 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick That's awesome! It tackles serious topics with maturity with a little sass of youth. Well deserved. 2y
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JaclynW Well deserved indeed! That's great! 2y
ElizaMarie yay!! This is awesome! It was such a great book! 2y
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#3books #IHaventReadButShould

?? ⚜️ Such a provincial succès, everyone I who‘s read it recommends it - But it‘s so many pages!
?? ⚜️ A classic, I‘m not so good with Classics ??‍♀️
?? ⚜️ I ?all that he does

#Franco #jelisbleu

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders La Fiancee Americaine or Songs for the Cold of Heart as I read it was Amazing! I loved it so much! Doesn't seem like that many pages once you start reading. 😘 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Penny_LiteraryHoarders that is what everybody says 😊 I‘m just intimidated I guess 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
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mirnass J'adore Wolkswagen blues🙂 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @mirnass je prévois le lire en octobre, il sera du moins sur ma carte de #BookSpinBingo ? Un autre lecteur me l‘a rappelé récemment. C‘est le moment ? 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira ☺ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 2y
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#3books #ThatMadeMeWantToTravel

🇫🇷🇬🇧🇺🇸

MsMelissa I would love to go back to Provence! One day... 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Ditto, it‘s been too long 🌻 2y
wanderinglynn Ooh, I love Provence. 👍🏻❤️ @Book_Fiend_Melissa @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I know, such a special place ❣️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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The last #3Books #BorrowedFromTheLibrairy that I most enjoyed. I borrow almost everything I read.

🇨🇦🇺🇸🇨🇦 #Franco

OriginalCyn620 That‘s great that you use the library often. I need to use mine more! 2y
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Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
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On to a new one, that comes highly recommended, from a lot of readers in my circle, as a lovely story.
#Franco #WomanAuthor
#ReadTheWorld #France 🇫🇷

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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#SummerBookSpinBingo2020
✨BINGO! This is my second 😊

I enjoyed this book, it gave this white privileged woman many eye opening and emotional situations to reflect on. I‘ve always had much respect for people who immigrate, courageous is what they are to me. I have to say though that I found it to long and composed of too many characters, causing a slight lost of interest towards the end.
#ReadTheWorld #Nigeria 🇳🇬
#BlackLivesMatter

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great progress!!!! 2y
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#3Books #IveReadinaDay

#Franco 🇨🇦 ⚜️ 🇫🇷

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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#3Books #WithOneWordTitle

Morlante : Funny!
Dérives : Lost soul searching for light
Mãn : Delicate

#franco #canada ??

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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La Desse des Mouches Feu: Roman | Genevive Pettersen
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Panpan

Even though this rates well, was media focused and won a provincial literary prize in 2015, this was sooo not for me. I just didn‘t connect with the main character or any other. I felt a little overwhelmed for the parents at the end, but that‘s it. Not my subject, not my crowd, not a language I like to read. The title & cover are beautiful though. It will be a polarized discussion 😉
#SummerBookSpinBingo2020
#Canada #Quebec #Franco 🇨🇦

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#3books #BasedOnTrueStories

These 3 stories changed my outlook on life.
- An Astronaut‘s guide to life on earth : Perspective
- Being Mortal : Empathie
- Breaking Night : Self-Worth

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
Crazeedi Being mortal 💗💗💗 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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“ Philadelphia had a musty scent of history “
#FirstLineFridays
#ReadTheWorld #Nigeria
#BlackLivesMatter
#WomenAuthor

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Day4 #3books #WrittenByPOC

- Pour l‘amour de ma mère, ????❣️
I ? everything that man does! He his a wise voice in our Quebequer‘s Franco ⚜️culture. Marine Biology/Biology University Teacher, Popularizer, Comedian, Storyteller, Author, Columnist, TV & Radio Host, he is a man who has put science at the heart of many facets of life.

- L‘énigme du retour, ???? Quebec‘s most popular POC Author

- Americanah, Nigeria ????

OriginalCyn620 Nice choices! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🎊 2y
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OriginalCyn620 😂📚😂 2y
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