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KarynGood

KarynGood

Joined December 2016

Books, tea, blankets, and writing.
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I really enjoyed this book! It was quite different from anything I‘ve read - format wise. There‘s no plot that I figured out, it‘s more a revelation of facts and occurrences and what happens in post-Georgian flu world to a specific collection of people. I don‘t know how else to explain it. The characters are compelling. The writing thought provoking! I suspect I‘ll be thinking of this book for quite some time... 4 ⭐️s

KarynGood @debbiegrillo Sounds intriguing!!!! 5h
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Really, really glad I got my flu shot! 🤣

teebe 💙this book 4d
KarynGood Loving it so far, @teebe!!! 3d
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Such a great book! Engaging characters, excellent pacing, and engrossing plot. I loved Nina‘s character. And, as with The Alice Network, it was empowering to read about a world war from a female perspective. 5 ⭐️s! #favouriteauthor

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Flowers from the Storm | Laura Kinsale
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#XmasFaves #CanuckChristmasSwap. 🎅 Women‘s Fiction (Do we still call it that? 🙃), Psychological Thrillers 😳, Historical Romance ❤️ 🎅 Tea ☕️ hot chocolate, vodka...but mostly tea 🎅 socks, pens, anything with a book quote on it 🎅 lip balm 🎅 dark chocolate 🎅The Holiday 🎅 notebooks, notecards - anything really 😀

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Some lovely mail the last few days from my #poutinepenpals! It‘s cold and snowy here in Saskatchewan and these made my day brighter!

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Envy | Sandra Brown
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Had to bail on this one. The hero is a bully and jerk and I‘m starting to root for the bad guy. 🤣

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Trickster Drift | Eden Robinson
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Oh my gosh, I enjoyed this book as much as Son Of A Trickster. Eden Robinson is a master at quirky, witty, and the supernatural. #readthenorth #recommend #EdenRobinson

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Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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I loved this book! Eden Robinson‘s way with dialogue had me chuckling even when situations in the book were definitely not amusing. There was humour, there was depth to the characters, there was all the feels. #readthenorth #gillarprizefinalst #favourite #octoberread

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For My Lady's Heart | Laura Kinsale
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I enjoyed this medieval romance. And I really enjoy the narrator, Nicholas Boulton! Unlikable heroines are hard, but I liked Melanthe. I like that in this book it wasn‘t a tortured hero but a deeply damaged heroine that had to find her way. And it was dark, and I enjoyed that too! #medievalromance #octoberread

Christy2318 I love Kinsale and this one was really good. I wish she would start writing again. 1mo
KarynGood @Christy2318 I read a lot of good things about Flowers In The Storm. Have you read it? 1mo
Christy2318 @karyngood YES!!!! I read it when it first came out and several times since then. It‘s one of my all time favorite historical romances. 1mo
KarynGood @Christy2318 You convinced me! 😀 I‘ll read it next!!!!! 1mo
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I really enjoyed the first two thirds of this book but the last third lost something for me. Having said that, it gave me lots to think about...

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Before I Let You Go | Kelly Rimmer
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This book is breaking my heart.

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Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
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Thank you so much, @FantasyChick It arrived and I can‘t wait to read it. #poutinepenpals 📚💕😊

FantasyChick Yay! Happy it made it there! I loved this book when I read it so I hope you enjoy 😊😊 3mo
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Indianlovepoems | Tenille Campbell
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This is a wonderful book of poetry! It‘s playful, evocative and thought provoking. #readthenorth #canlit #canadianpoetry 🇨🇦

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The sign of a great book! Yes, I‘m that person. I believe beloved books should look tattered and worn. I loved this book. All the feels and excellent writing. Sarah MacLean has a gift for storytelling and a talent for craft. Sigh, I don‘t know what to do with myself now that I‘ve finished Hattie and Whit‘s story. Move onto the next book, I suppose! 😀. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ‘s

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House of Shadows | Nicola Cornick
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This one got off to a bit of a slow start for me. It took awhile for the three stories to tie together but I love time-slip novels and I find sometimes they require a bit of patience. I loved the medieval part of the story the best. I was captivated by Elizabeth and Craven‘s story. The style reminded me a bit of Susanna Kearsley. And the narrators did an excellent job! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Andrew65 I enjoyed this one. 3mo
KarynGood @Andrew65 I did too. I had known nothing about the Winter Queen. 3mo
Andrew65 @KarynGood It was a great story covering some history I knew little about. 3mo
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Thank you for the birthday wishes @teebe and @PurpleyPumpkin and the gifts! I‘ve been wanting to read this book !!! and the postcards are the best!!! #poutinepenpals

PurpleyPumpkin Yay for birthdays! Enjoy!💜🎂🎈🎉 3mo
KarynGood @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you! I can‘t wait to read the book! 3mo
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King's Man | Elizabeth Kingston
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Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, bookmarks, and the book! Can‘t wait to get started, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego #poutinepenpals are the best!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! Happy bday! 🎂 3mo
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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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I just love getting mail and I‘ve been blessed these last couple of weeks! Thanks @mcctrish We are reading Station Eleven for book club next season and I am very excited! Thanks for the cards @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @sherryvdh @Pricel101 and @PurpleyPumpkin I can‘t wait to get back to you!

mcctrish Yay! It arrived 4mo
KarynGood @mcctrish, it did! I can‘t wait to read it!!!! 4mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo I loved Station Eleven so much! I thought it was just beautiful, I bet it will be a great book club pick. 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Lovely!💜 4mo
KarynGood @WhatWouldJaneDo I‘m really looking forward to it!!!!! 4mo
KarynGood @PurpleyPumpkin I love #poutinepenpal mail! I see a envelope in the mailbox and I can‘t wait to open it! 4mo
KarynGood @mcctrish It did!!!! And I‘m not sure how I didn‘t think of this solution to sending books! Thank you SO much!!!! 4mo
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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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Here is my book haul from the Saskatchewan Festival of Words held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. I spent a lovely weekend listening to author readings, going to my first ever poetry slam, and attending a cookbook inspired rooftop dinner. #canlit #readthenorth #canadianauthors

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Protect the Prince | Jennifer Estep
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Not exactly out of my comfort zone as I often go out and about without make-up, but I often use filters for selfies. #nomakeup #nofilter #photochallenge

britt_brooke Beautiful! 4mo
TheEllieMo Smiling and happy, lovely photo 4mo
KarynGood @britt_brooke Thank you! 4mo
KarynGood @TheEllieMo Thank you! 4mo
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Protect the Prince | Jennifer Estep
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Can‘t wait to get started on this buddy read!

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House of Shadows | Nicola Cornick
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I‘ve been listening to this one for awhile, probably because I only listen to audiobooks in the car. Anyway, I‘m enjoying it. I like the narrator but partial to the historical part of the story rather than the contemporary part.

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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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I ❤️ 🇨🇦 Going into the Canada Day long weekend reading some #canlit! Been meaning to read this one for awhile and the time has come. #readthenorth #canadareads #winnergovernorgeneralsawardforfiction

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Listened to this debut YA by Canadian author Nafiza Azah and really enjoyed it. Engaging setting, complex characters, and plenty of action. #readthenorth

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Starting the day of right! Tea and a book. Here‘s to the weekend.

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At the Mountain's Edge | Genevieve Graham
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Saw this on Litsy and loved the beautiful cover! I thought that‘s a heroine I need to get to know! 😀 Really enjoying it so far. Very Canadian which I adore! #readthenorth

PurpleyPumpkin I haven't heard of this book, so thanks for posting! It's always great to find books that have a Canadian theme.🙌🏽 6mo
KarynGood @PurpleyPumpkin It just keeps getting better an better! 😀 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Excellent! Stacked!📚 6mo
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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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We‘re finishing up reading this delightful book! #specialneedsparent #rainyfridayread

stacybmartin It‘s so good - the movie is really cute, too! 💜 6mo
KarynGood @stacybmartin We really enjoyed the movie too! 6mo
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Long Shot | Kennedy Ryan
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Been a busy couple of weeks, but I‘m thankful for my #poutinepenpals for keeping it entertaining. Not much reading done the last little while, but on holidays as of Wednesday and I can‘t wait!

Pricel101 Writing my cards today!! Loved the card you sent me 😊 6mo
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Long Shot | Kennedy Ryan
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This book is wrecking me! ❤️ it!

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I don‘t know why I picked up this book. I didn‘t like The Woman In Cabin 10. The Death of Mrs. Westaway was too much of a slow unraveling for me. I skimmed parts. Although I liked Harriet! And the tarot cards parts were my favourite!!! But there was also a lot of repetitious introspection that I had little patience for. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ s #april2019read

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I love getting mail! Thanks @mcctrish and @teebe you made my day! Stealing a few minutes to read some pages. Still enjoying the book! I‘m such a slow reader. 😂 #poutinepenpals

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This one has been on my TBR pile for awhile and it‘s time to get it read. 😀

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Pen pal mail! I‘d forgotten what a joy it is get letters and cards in the mail! 😀 🇨🇦 #poutinepenpals

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The Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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I really enjoyed this book! In order to survive the harsh slums of Paris in the late 19th century, sisters Antoinette and Marie face harsh choices. It broke my heart at times. But it was also hopeful and I think a look at what women can overcome when we support each other. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s #bookclubapril2019

Pricel101 I love books like this! Stacked!📚 7mo
KarynGood @Pricel101 Can‘t wait to read what you think of it! 7mo
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The Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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The book is kind of breaking my heart! But it‘s so good. I‘m about halfway done and need to finish up for book club on Friday. Can‘t wait to talk about this book! #bookclubread #canadianauthour

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The Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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Ready to go! I just need stamps. #poutinepenpals 🇨🇦

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The Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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The Painted Girls is our April book club pick. I can‘t wait to read it! #bookclubread #aprilread2019 #canadianauthor #readthenorth

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Must take a break before I read anymore Sarah MacLean because it‘s time for a buddy read of The Cruel Prince! I‘m really looking forward to this one. I hope it‘s the perfect book to keep me company while my husband is away on a golfing trip. #march2019

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Hustled my way through One Good Earl Deserves a Lover and am almost done No Good Duke! I love Sarah MacLean‘s writing. She‘s one of the best romance authors out there! Although luckily there are many talented authors in this genre and I shall never run out of great stories to read! #march2019

robinb She is one of the best...love her too! 8mo
DGRachel She's the reason I got back into reading historical romance novels. I hadn't read one in decades before I picked up one of hers! She's awesome. :) 8mo
KarynGood @robinb Her writing is so clever! 8mo
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KarynGood @DGRachel Same! I read a lot of Johanna Lindsay years ago and not much since then. But I‘m sure enjoying her books. 8mo
robinb @KarynGood @DGRachel She IS clever AND witty. Also love Tessa Dare and Lisa Kleypas for the same reason. ❤️❤️ (edited) 8mo
KarynGood @robinb I will definitely check those authors out!!! 8mo
robinb @KarynGood Would love to hear what you think of them! 😊 8mo
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Hammered | Kevin Hearne
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The giant squirrel at the beginning had me concerned. 😀 But it‘s all good now! #march2019

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Put in a lot of miles in on the treadmill thanks to this book. The narrator does an excellent job with a great story. There are always a lot of characters to keep track of and keep straight, but somehow with this book it was easy. #february2019

JuliaTheBookNerd Kevin Hearne and Luke Daniels are the BEST! ❤️❤️ 8mo
KarynGood @JuliaTheBookNerd They really are! 8mo
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So very, very good! Loved Penelope and Bourne‘s story. Heck, I loved everything about this book. Perfect cure for the cabin fever I‘m currently experiencing as it is still bitterly cold out. #March2019

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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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It‘s Freedom To Read Week in Canada. I did some research and headed to the Chapters to buy a couple of frequently banned or challenged books. I came home with this one and The Hate U Give. This book is SO good! So, so good! #freedomtoreadweek 🇨🇦 #february2019

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Sting | Sandra Brown
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I don‘t know if it‘s me, winter, a severe case of cabin fever, me being super picky, or the book. But...ugh. I just never got into it. There was no real chemistry between the two main characters, I didn‘t understand what happened at the end, there were unanswered questions, and...it just wasn‘t for me. #february2019

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Sting | Sandra Brown
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I‘m not sure about a romantic suspense which begins with the main male character kidnapping and terrorizing the main female character...😬 I shouldn‘t act surprised, after all I did read the blurb and I‘ve read other books by Brown. But now that I‘ve started it, I‘m regretting buying it. #february2019

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Wicked Games | M.J. Scott
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I enjoyed this book. I‘d give it a solid 3 ⭐️. I liked the characters (and there were quite a few), the glimpse into gaming culture, the magical element as well as a post apocalyptic subplot. That said, I didn‘t feel like I got enough of any of those things as there was so much going on. #february2019

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Wicked Games | M.J. Scott
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This one started out slow for me, also I‘m not a gamer, but it‘s picking up speed and I‘m really starting to enjoy it! #february2019

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Another book by another author friend! This one is a mystery and the main protagonist is a travel writer. Some shenanigans are happening on an Alaskan cruise and the daily dinner menus are making me hungry! #february2019

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So much fun! Love the narrator! This series is changing my mind about audiobooks, which I‘ve struggled with in the past. I also haven‘t read a lot of urban fantasy but I‘m thoroughly enjoying these books. #february2019

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This Time It's Forever | Jessica Eissfeldt
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Reading a lovely story written by a friend about a treasure hunt and Prince Edward Island! #february2019 #canadianauthor