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Joined May 2016

The 🇨🇦 1/2 of the Literary Hoarders
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Every Man Dies Alone | Hans Fallada
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I'll be reading this one for awhile! It's a fatty!

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I just love when there is this much attention and beauty given to books. ❣️🏵️

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Just in from the library!

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LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL. | RONAN. HESSION
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Such a charming and delightful read!

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LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL. | RONAN. HESSION
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Just started and so far so good!

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It was good - I liked it but our in person book really needs to turn the page on reading only psychological thrillers/suspense novels. Still too predictable and I'm getting so tired of reading the same kind of book each month or so.

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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First Stephen King novel read in decades! I listened to it because of Will Patton. He was AWESOME.

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Got distracted at the library today! Went in for an audiobook and came out with these two. 😊

I watched The Joy Luck Club ages and ages ago - I think the book will be great. I've had my eyes on The Memory Police too.

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Beckoning War | Matthew Murphy
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Staring some Remembrance Day reading.

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Greenwood | Michael Christie
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So great. So grand. Excellent saga with all the Greenwood generations. Should have been on the Giller Shortlist. Should have won the whole prize in my opinion. Would make a wonderful companion to Richard Power's Overstory.

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Greenwood | Michael Christie
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It is such a GORGEOUS Fall day out today!! Such a shame to have to be trapped again inside the office walls!

This book is seriously wonderful too with its saga-wonderfulness!

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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Will Patton is so, so awesome!! His narration is more of a performance.

sprainedbrain Yes! Agree completely. 🖤 3w
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A Single Thread | Tracy Chevalier
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This is a solid pick because of Fenella Woolgar's narration. She turned this rather dry read into a lovely story to listen to. Violet is lovely as well, and Fenella made her more so. I know this is a book about the women left with no husbands, fiances, brothers, fathers, etc after WWI and their struggles to live independent and sometimes lonely lives - but the majority was about embroidery and bells and oh my it was dry, yet quiet and lovely.

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Greenwood | Michael Christie
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It's such a beautiful Fall day out - would so rather be here reading this book that I'm really loving. Why didn't this one make the #Giller shortlist?? 🙁

brit91 A perfect reading spot!😍📚 4w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @brit91 it's definitely dreamy. 4w
Hooked_on_books That looks like a magazine photo! 😍 Complete with adorable dog. 4w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders It's not my porch! It probably is a magazine photo. I was just dreaming of being here. I wish. It was so nice out today. I was stuck at work. 😆😆 4w
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Greenwood | Michael Christie
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I have been waiting for this book! Can't wait to dive in! It's gorgeously printed and had serious heft to it. 🍁 #CanLit (it came along with Sara Donati's chunker and Lara Prescott's spies and secrets book!)

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Very detailed look into the life and death of Tina Fontaine and the almost obsessive work the homicide detective did in trying to find and convict her killer. Sheds great light on indigenous issues in Canada, especially the gross number if missing and murdered women.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders *of not if 1mo
Lindy 😔 1mo
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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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While I would have loved to finish this one in audio - Imogen Church is fabulous! - there was no way I was going to get the audio back. So I finally was able to borrow the hardcover from the library to finish that way. I really enjoyed this one! It's definitely a treat in audio!!

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This one worked nicely to pull me out of a tiny slump I was feeling!

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Have been feeling like I'm flopping around with my reading following the fantastic The Difference. Going to try one of my many unread Kate Morton's to see if she can work some magic on my reading.

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Mehso-so

I was really enjoying in the beginning, but then it meandered and I don't think the structure of the alternate lives for Lauren and family worked out well here.

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The wind is blowing, the rain is pouring - what a great night for reading!!

MicheleinPhilly That will be our weather tomorrow and to say I‘m excited would be a MASSIVE understatement! 95 degrees today! 🥵 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @MicheleinPhilly that's what it was like for us here too!! The bottom really drops out tomorrow and I. Can't. Wait!!! 😆 2mo
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This sounds similar to Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Hopefully it's as good as because I only have a 7-day loan!

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Or should I read some NF right now? 🤔

What to read next is a real dilemma!

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The House of Birds | Morgan McCarthy
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I kept pulling all kinds of books trying to find the one that felt like it was calling to me. I think I've settled on The House of Birds.

The Last of the Greenwoods comes in second...☺️

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Crow Winter: A Novel | Karen McBride
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Unfortunately this didn't quite work out for me. Too much telling and feeling like I was being over-explained too? If I'm making sense? It was the feeling I got throughout so I had trouble connecting or warming to it. 😔

I also decided to return all of these library books and reach for something from my shelf instead. They are there at the library so I can return to them another time.

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Dream Sequence | Adam Foulds
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Had to read this one first since it was in high demand. Seemingly because if its Giller nomination.

Why is this on the Giller Longlist?? I'm hoping very much it doesn't land on the shortlist. What a disappointing choice over some of the better Canadian fiction I've read this year. 😟

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Crow Winter: A Novel | Karen McBride
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Starting my next #CanLit book. This one is filled with gorgeousness like this page!

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The Difference | Marina Endicott
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Loved it!! Very comparable / companionable to This Tender Land - coming of age stories filled with Odyssey-like adventures, truth, reconciliation and a bit of residential schools too in The Difference. I miss Kay, the whales, everyone really! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #CanLit

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The Difference | Marina Endicott
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I couldn't finish A Keeper by Graham Norton on time - huge bummer I was enjoying it (made it up to only page 55), so I've switched to The Difference!

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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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This was a very quiet and lovely movie. Just finished watching it.

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Keeper | Graham Norton
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Could be some of the last patio days for reading. I'm soaking it up while I can! We've had two wild and wicked storms this week so today is a beautiful one!

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Another absolutely outstanding book by Mr. Krueger!!! I look forward to the next epic and all engrossing tale! What a gift of storytelling this man has!

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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With a mind of their what? There's a word missing. Or is a mind of their a saying I don't know about maybe?

chaoticgoodhufflepuff A mind of their own? That‘s the only thing I can think of. 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @chaoticgoodhufflepuff me too. Kind of sloppy proofing to miss that! 2mo
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I'm reading a finished hardcover and noticing a lot of simple proofreading errors. I'm only 38 pages in and two have been making me twitch.
This first one: on the flap, Mose is mute. In the book, Mose isn't mute.
That's a glaring error non? And sometimes it's Moses or Mose.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Because Mose is mute. They sign to him, his tongue was cut out. 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading That‘s horrendous! I would be so mad!! 2mo
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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The top 2 need to be read in 7 days! 😱 Can I do it? Looking forward to reading all 5 though! This Tender Land is the 7-day loan I'm totally starting with!

Alfoster It‘s Sooo good!❤️ 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Alfoster 👍 I Loved his Ordinary Grace so I'm totally expecting the same here!! 2mo
Alfoster That‘s the one I need to read next! 2mo
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Lampedusa: A Novel | Steven Price
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Currently reading:

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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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Like I figured....I ran out of time with the audiobook (I'm over halfway through) and I have to return to the library. It's in high demand. The book even higher in demand. The audiobook narration is Excellent! I'm going to have to put myself back in line for it.

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The Innocents | Michael Crummey
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Classic Crummey - this is a quiet kind of novel but there's a feeling of urgency too. Between a 3.5 and a 4 star read for me.

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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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Just started listening to this one and the narrator is Fantastic!! She's totally "performing" not just "reading". ??

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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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The key for me here was listening in audio. It's a fairly dialogue heavy book and as usual with an Atkinson, it requires patience. The narrator definitely elevated this one!

And it's time to burn to the ground the concern for reputations of rich powerful (generally white) men and their predilections. So timely for the Epstein case here in this book.

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The Innocents | Michael Crummey
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Getting a bunch of #CanLit reading in! Look there is that slight hint of Fall with the fallen leaf by the book. 🍂 Giller Prize Longlist is announced on Tuesday too!!

Penny_LiteraryHoarders The Giller announcement always signals the start of Fall and literary award season! 3mo
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Crow | Amy Spurway
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3 ⭐⭐⭐ Good story although some of the sarcasm, trash talking, joint smoking, alcohol drinking, sex talking and doing all the time got a bit too much, too drawn out for me. 🤷 #CanLit

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Crow | Amy Spurway
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Lunch was deeeelicious!

Bookzombie It definitely looks delicious! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yum! Indian cuisine? Love the look of the rice! 3mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @erzascarletbookgasm the rice looks it but it's actually not! It's spicy rice looks like Biryani. Which I also love. Was so delicious! Fattoush salad. Chicken shawarma and spicy rice. 3mo
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Okay. I have a hankering for #CanLit instead....I have many, many more to choose from but have narrowed it down to these three. Which do I read first? Asking seriously. Can't cram all into brain at once so I need to know which to start with?

Melissa_J My vote is for Kearsley. I enjoyed this one. 3mo
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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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I have this for my Kobo so I can read at my leisure . No worry about getting back to the library in time.

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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I'm having to move this to the side for now - completely enjoying - just haven't had time to read lately and since appearing on Obama's reading list the number of holds has grown considerably. So I won't be able to renew for a long while. So I'll have to start reading something else for now.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Hurray for the Obama Effect though!! 3mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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I'm having to move this to the side for now - completely enjoying - just haven't had time to read lately and since appearing on Obama's reading list the number of holds has grown considerably. So I won't be able to renew for a long while. So I'll have to start reading something else for now.

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Started just now...

MellieAntoinette I‘m on pg80. This book is an unexpected surprise! Hope you love it! 3mo
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Quirky! Janina was funny with her insights about her neighbours. Translation was a little clunky in some parts.

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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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I highly recommend the audio! Richard Armitage is completely perfect for this one and adds an extra element of creep factor! I had to finish sadly in paper format though since 3 audiobooks came in at once from the library.

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