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Reganw

Reganw

Joined December 2016

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Residential schools and the sixties scoop are often referred to as Canada‘s dark history. But how can we call it history when stories such as these are from this decade...this year...isn‘t it just a nuance to say we no longer mandate children to be taken from homes when their only option to get an education is to leave their homes, often at such fragile ages?

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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First book of 2018 - I would have considered it among my top reads for 2017.

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The Silent Girls | Eric Rickstad
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A weekend of Eric Rickstad. Enjoyed them so much I ran out and got another one 🤓📚

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Such a good book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I will definitely be checking out her backlist. I already have a few on my virtual tbr shelf (kindle). 🤓

Reviewsbylola I find her books really readable and relatable. 2y
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Everything Must Go: A Novel | Jenny Fran Davis
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Loved this book! It's an epistolary novel which is my favorite format and uses a wide variety of documents - letters, email, news clippings...and covers a wide range of issues. It's a YA novel that explores gender, sex, identity, materialism. All while staying light and quirky... but still getting some significant points across. So good!

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The Fire by Night: A Novel | Teresa Messineo
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World War II from the perspective of two nurses - friends serving in different parts of the world. One of those slow burns that stick with you...

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Couldn't put it down! Fun read about life, love, relationships and getting caught up in it all...

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Persons Unknown | Susie Steiner
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A witty, lol murder mystery. Cover describes it well..."literary crime fiction at its very best"

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OCDaniel | Wesley King
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Such a good book!

Coco I was thinking of reading this with my 9 year old. Would the content be appropriate for that age do you think? 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I laughed, I cried, it has stayed with me...now the countdown for the sequel(s)...🤓

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Disappointed by the ending...and pieces of it seemed to feel unresolved (which may say more about me than the book lol).

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Ginny Moon | Benjamin Ludwig
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This book! ❤️ Once I started I couldn't stop.

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Loved this book 😊

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Listened to it on audio (22 hours). So good!

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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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This is one that has stayed with me. Also set in the city I live near so it hits home in its truth and sadness. But it is also a powerful stories about family and is written from strong female voices.

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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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Such a fun read. Follows a witch and a science/techie from the time they are 8 through their Rollercoaster relationship and lives. Written with a fabulous wit that kept me laughing throughout. The fantasy is subtle as it exists within our present day world as a sort of secret underworld.

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Lol. Love it. Working my way through the book for tomorrow's @litsybookclub discussion!

litsybookclub Can't wait to discuss with you! 3y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Such a fun read...when is the sequel coming out (in the voice of "are we there yet")...

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Loved this book. It has already sparked great conversations. It is a perfect book club pick...it touches so many emotions, and has so many elements.

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Listened to the audio version - which is fabulous - love the accents. My favourite exchange is Saroo trying to reconcile with a new world, a new culture with his new family:
Saroo: Lady no drive
Mom (pulling over): if Lady no drive, boy walk

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More of a savoury read than a page turner...I loved the addition of articles and correspondence and the multiple perspectives. I read it over a short timeframe so it minimized having to flip back to remember who was who.

BookishMarginalia Love the cover! 3y
Reganw @BookishMarginalia Me too! And the letters, key, and flowers are raised. Every once in a while I had to stop reading and stare at the cover while running my fingers over it. Another reason I could never abandon books - I love the feel of them. Lol 3y
BookishMarginalia Yes! The tactile experience is unparalleled! (And yes, I've been known to smell books too!) 3y
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Took a break from reading to build my Rainbow Stack for #24in48. It was fun!

TrishTheBibliophile Beautiful! 3y
Reganw @TrishTheBibliophile Thanks! It was harder than I thought it was going to be to find some of the colours. My son will be upset I didn't wait for him to wake up so I may need to build another one later 🙂 3y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Loved this book! And there is a sequel coming out this Spring 🤓. I do, however really like books structured around documents and correspondence, which may not be true for others.

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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"I suppose he meant that emotions get in the way of judgement, that I might have succeeded had I not been so eager to do something else." (Sleeping Giants, 118)

Loving this book so far...#24in48

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Settling in for 24in48 Reading Challenge. Biggest challenge might be what to read next.

TrishTheBibliophile Let us know how you like Sleeping Giants! I've heard mixed reviews about that one. 3y
Reganw @TrishTheBibliophile For sure! I moved it up on my tbr pile when I saw it listed as a CBC Reads shortlisted book. 3y
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I could not put this book down! I was looking for a good page turner...and found it.

I liked the addition of correspondence and news articles from the future that added some suspense (but did have me flipping back and forth to double check time lines - which is when I appreciate book vs audio).

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Loved this book! It would be a good book club pick, I feel there is so much to talk about. So much in such a short book! Several passages I kept going back and re-reading.

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I almost forgot to add this little slice of fun. I wanted to have some lol moments to pull me out of the turn of the century The Ballroom and News of the World had me in. I did laugh but I also almost cried in this one...so well done!

Alfoster I cried at the movie preview!😢 3y
Reganw I think the movie would definitely make me cry...I'll wait until it hits Netflix so I can cry on my couch with a Kleenex box. 😢 3y
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It is 136 pages that everyone should read. A short, profound book with a powerful punch.

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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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Listened to the audio version...a poetic coming of age story.

melrailey Her audiobooks are great. I feel like the poetry just comes alive on audio. Have you listened to Brown Girl Dreaming? 3y
Reganw Not yet but I plan to. I heard it's really good. Which did you like best? (edited) 3y
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Loved this quick read! It's a Western with a cute little twist named Johanna. Interesting sub-topic, which has now added a follow up book to my tbr pile (which means it's still growing!)

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The Ballroom | Anna Hope
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My first read of 2017. So many emotions...loved this book. Horrifying, hopeful, heartbreaking; one that will stay with me for a while...

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The Kept Woman | Karin Slaughter
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Morning well spent...now on to the next one 😊

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