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SG2014

SG2014

Joined September 2016

Cancer scientist by day, book lover by night.
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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
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An extra hour means I get a little more of this.

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Pickpick

A truly moving story about two sisters separated at birth. I couldn‘t put the book done by the end!

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House of God | Samuel Shem
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Mehso-so

Although at times funny, and I can see some of the truths about medical education and medical practice the author is trying to make, overall the #satire was too much for me. Maybe this means satires aren‘t for me?? 🤷‍♀️

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Red Queen (International) | Victoria Aveyard
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This was my #blinddatewithabook pick from Valentine‘s day. I was initially disappointed since I don‘t really do teen or fantasy.

BUT, I was was pleasantly surprised. I was riveted. I found myself rooting for Mare and trying to figure out her love triangle. And I did not predict that ending.

Looks like I need to get my hands on the rest of the series. 😀

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Best used book sale find ever!! 😀😀😀🤩 I didn‘t even realize what I had until I cracked it open this weekend.

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Pickpick

This was my first Murakami and it was a delight. At some point you realize this is more than just a love story and it just pulls you in until you can‘t stop. I think a some rereads are needed to fully understand all that this book offers.

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This book is definitely keeping my interest.
Discovered a new little piece of heaven here in NB, watching the tide come in, flipping some pages, sipping some coffee.

cathysaid Is NB New Brunswick? 1y
SG2014 @cathysaid 👍👍 1y
cathysaid Gorgeous! 1y
Cathythoughts What a lovely place you are in. Never heard of this one , sounds interesting, stacking ! 1y
SG2014 @cathysaid NB is a beautiful province! I love being so close to the ocean! @Cathythoughts It‘s a memoir, which makes it all the better, in my opinion 😁 1y
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Looks like I‘m not going anywhere while kitty gets her snuggle in. This is a good opportunity to get some reading in.
Loving this book so far!

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Got Milk?: The Book | Jeff Manning
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Because it really is good to the last drop.
Too funny not to share
😂😂 😹🥛

ReadingSusan 🤣🤣 2y
GingerAntics At least he/she waited until you were done with it. I had one they would try ANYTHING you had in a glass, and your progress toward finishing it had no bearing on the situation. Nearly lost a cell phone to that cat‘s drinking ambitions. lol 1y
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Susan Cain tries to explain how introverts can and should fit into the world that can‘t stop talking. What started as an empowering look at the cultural underpinnings behind these two personalities types and the physiological reasons why introverts respond to stimuli in the way we do, turned into a self-help book of how introverts can prepare for the extroverted world.
I want to know: why can‘t extroverts learn to live in an introverted world?

CouronneDhiver Ha! Totally agree 2y
GingerAntics You‘re telling me it gets worse? Ugh. 1y
SG2014 @GingerAntics I‘d say it‘s a solid decline from start to finish. I can‘t not finish things I start....so I finished it😟 1y
GingerAntics @SG2014 I hate not finishing, so I want to power through, but more and more I‘m thinking I should just cut my losses. If it‘s just going to keep going downhill, ugh. Thanks for the heads up, though. 1y
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Not surprising, I‘m an introvert. Susan Cain starts her book with some good insight into how we may feel living in the world of the extrovert ideal. There‘s a lot I can relate and I was particularly interested in the biological basis for personality types.

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This book is validating me and allowing me to accept my introversion in an extroversion world. I‘m loving it!

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Three of my favourite things: coffee, a book, and the cat...all in bed on a lazy morning.

This is a quirky read. It‘s light and funny and the mystery keeps me guessing. Hoping to finish his today so I‘ll let you know if it‘s good to the last drop.

BibliophileMomma I liked this one too. I do believe it is being made into a movie. 2y
SG2014 Ya @Tiffy_Reads I could see how this would make a good movie. When does it come out, so you know? 2y
Velvetsun @SG2014 @Tiffy_Reads Movie comes out in October with Cate Blanchett 😁 2y
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing | Madeleine Thien
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Some of the things I love: my cat and reading my book.
It‘s taken me awhile to get into this book, but now I know what all the fuss is about. It truly is an epic, weaving together stories and loves.

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Big Questions | Anders Nilsen
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I‘m not sure this is accurate (but maybe because i‘m questioning this it is??). But I‘ll take the compliment that I‘m exceptionally bright 😂😂. Thank you random quiz.

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing | Madeleine Thien
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It wasn‘t intentional to start reading this book in Vancouver while on a work trip...but I did. And then I realized it starts in Vancouver. Hello mountains! Hello new book! I think I‘m going to like this one.

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Is it weird that this book and my last book, The Handmaid‘s Tail, both contain this Latin saying??
Don‘t let the bastards get you down.

Maybe this should be my life motto for awhile...

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I can play along. Thanks for the questions @slategreyskies

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When Yellow Leaves | James Reiss
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It‘s still hump day for me, so better late then never!
1. Where I used to live had the most beautiful fall colours.
2. I fly by the seat of my pants
3. Dark
4. Thankfully none,
5. The flashlight I used to look under the couch for kitty‘s toys 😹😹

#humpday

Melissa_J What a pretty picture. Such beautiful colours. While the fall foliage has been beautiful here this year, sadly the leaves are quickly falling to the ground now. 2y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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My husband always knows what to say to make me smile: the other day he said “All I want to do is sit on the patio, wearing all your knitted goods, reading the book you recommended”.
#hesakeeper
I‘d also highly recommend this book!

CoffeeCatsBooks 😻😻😻 2y
bedandabook That‘s a wonderful comment! 2y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I know I‘m always behind all you other Littens because #ireadsoslow, but I always like reading books that win awards because they almost never fail to disappoint. Who wants to come to the bookstore with me this weekend?

Jess7 I think I‘m going to read it this year. I‘m intrigued 2y
Cathythoughts Loved his book 2y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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#socksunday Nothing beats a bit of reading on this rainy, foggy, 🇨🇦 thanksgiving Sunday!
Really enjoying this book, as much as you can enjoy a story about a world that is so messed up.
Also, these are my weekend socks, when my feet do t need to be stuffed into shoes all day.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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#confession I'm Canadian 🇨🇦 and this is my first Atwood. I remember feeling intimidated by her language back in my younger years. Now I regret waiting so long to delve into her books.

ErinGoBragh1011 I never had any desire to read this book I just assumed it would be like Little House on the Prarie. I was way off base after seeing the show now I want to read the book. Its disturbing and twisted. It sucks that something like this could ACTUALLY happen. 2y
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Unlike my cat, who I absolutely adore, this book was a "meh". It did keep me turning pages, which I enjoyed. But I didn't find the writing particularly compelling and I pretty much guessed the ending by the ending. Still a pick, though, mostly because I like a book that makes me read past my bedtime.

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I'm finishing this book this morning with coffee in bed. It's been a long time since I've had the luxury of doing this. I'm going to milk it for all it's worth. I'll save my comments on the book for later....

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Read this review, this morning. Based on the true story of these conjoined twins, this novel sounds completely heartbreaking as it exposes how humanity treats those with different abilities. Thanks #Science, I will read.

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On what is the first day of school for many, social media feeds are filled with "first day of grade ...!" for all the cutest, smartest children. (Not litsy!!) And so this sentiment from Rachel strikes a particularly true cord with me today. I have no children going to school today. But I would if I could.

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A little bit of #audioknitting on this labour day holiday. Love the narrator/author. This book is full of tidbits of truth about life. Loving it! Here's hoping I can finish this shawl so I'm justified to buy more yarn...

julesG Looks like a shawl on your needles. Interesting lace pattern. 2y
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Mehso-so

I wanted something that required no brain power or emotional energy to read...this passes. But I was also pretty much annoyed with the Jane the entire time. Every chapter started with "how do I get pack to my real life?". If you're a Jane Austen addict and you wake up to find yourself in Jane Austen time, shouldn't you be at least moderately excited?
A few good lines through the book but overall, just a "meh".

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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan | Sophie Kinsella
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Not a bad way to spend the morning. Kitty approves. What should I read first?

CoffeeCatsBooks Little tiny kitty tongue! 😻Lol, I just realized that was from the cover. (edited) 2y
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After a week full of irritating drama at work and having to play mind games with colleagues, this quote rings particularly true. #cantwealljustbefriends?

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When it's foggy and rainy and the brain has quit for the day, a bubble bath with a light book is in order.
No books were harmed in the making of this photo.

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1. Cafe...with coffee
2. Fictional character...maybe lisbeth salander? She's something might fierce, which I'm not, so maybe it'd be cool.
3. Always always cry.
4. 1000+pgs of history...I really like history.
5. NEVER read the back blurb...some of the books I've most enjoyed were because I was blown away about a realization that was given away on the back cover. #room #roots
#bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja I wish I could keep myself from reading the blurb on the back! 2y
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Pickpick

Anthoey Doerr brings beauty to one of the worst periods in our history. Little by little we learn how French Marie-Laure survives despite her blindness and perhaps because of her inner resilience; we yearn with the German Werner for something other than war. Interspersed, is the mystery of the diamond and it's magical powers. Doerr leaves us with the a sort of closure that only war brings. Amidst the tears (they were real), beauty still remains.

Notafraidofwords Geez. I 💚this book so much. 2y
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Today's reading spot, enjoying the day off, the water, the wind, and this book. It takes a special author to weave together multiple stories with language that pulls at the heart strings. For those that haven't read this year, please move it to the top of you TBR!!

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I always like it when I read someone's review and think "man, I need to read this book"! And then scroll to the "to-read" icon to find out I already added it to my TBR list.
Anyone else experience this?
Validation can also be experienced when the kitty plays in the bag my husband repeatably told me to put away. I left it there for a reason. Obviously.

TheBookAddict ? "yep" to both statements. ?? I am not alone! It happens quite often. 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks What a cutie!! 😻😻 2y
Zelma That happens to me all the time. It certainly solidifies my feeling on wanting to read that book even more! 2y
SG2014 Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone @Zelma and @TheBookAddict!! @CoffeeCatsBooks, she likes to think she's cute 2y
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We're having a lazy day today. At least the kitty agrees this is a good idea.
I'm really enjoying this book. The layers of stories draw me in and hopping back and forth in time makes me curious how we got from point A to B.....let the lazy day continue so I'll find out. Think I need some food first...

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Yesterday, the hubs and I took a day for just the two of us, something we haven't done in a really really long time. We took a ferry to an island and explored. Amazing! We found a quiet spot to watch the tide come in and I pulled out the book. Nothing beats the gentle crash of waves in the background.

Zelma Absolutely lovely sounding day! 2y
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Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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RealBooks4ever Amen! 💜 2y
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Moving | Jenny Eclair
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When we knew we were moving (to the city I work in...yay, no more 1.5hr commute!), my husband told me I had to move my books. As soon as I had possession of the new place, I faithfully lugged up all my books to my new apartment, a little at a time, each day, for a week. I'm paper books all the way!
FYI...books and yarn were the first thing into the apartment...pretty good start, eh?
#6666giveaway @Booksandcooks

Mccall0113 You are my spirit animal. Books and yarn!! 2y
Megabooks Definitely good start! 😃👍🏻 2y
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Let's Sort by Color | Lauren Coss
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I moved. And since I don't have many shelves, the books line the wall. In this apartment, I sorted by colour. Although visually appealing, I think I may have trouble finding books...what do you think?

CouronneDhiver Looks cool 😎 2y
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The Book of Fate | Parinoush Saniee
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Kitty loves this blanket and selectively sleeps on it. I happen to be under it, so I get some snuggles while I read. 😻
This book started off amazing...it's lost a little steam through the middle. I'm hoping for a strong ending!

Zelma Kitty looks irritated with the photo op. 😆 3y
SG2014 @Zelma Kitty thinks i take way too many photos of her and it's starting to affect her sleep. So yes, she's annoyed. Two minutes after this pic she hopped off and moved to the other couch. 3y
Foruzanmarandi I love that book❤️👌🏼 1y
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Okay, here goes.
1. Always bed. Best spot in the world .
2. Don't really care, so I'll pick Nordic
3. I'm a SLOW reader...one book a month is a good month for me
4. Film...less chance for them to mess it up because it has a definite end.
5. Adult fiction. Not a loss for me

Thanks @Kalalalatja ! This is fun!

Kalalalatja Thanks for playing along 👏 3y
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1982 | Jian Ghomeshi
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#RockinMay day 31. 🇨🇦 Canadian edition. I used to like Jian Ghomeshi and loved his show on CBC. And then I found out he's kind of a #creep. And now he's disappeared into the abyss that follows a scandal. FYI, he should stick to hosting a talk show, his book wasn't so great.

Cinfhen Don't know the #creep but your comments cracked me up!!! 3y
merelybookish Such a creep! 3y
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Literally, #itsmylife. The author does an amazing job describing the intricacies of cancer and tells a compelling story of the progress we have made. I only wish I could be as eloquent in my science and with my words as he. #RockinMay
And kitty wanted in the picture because she's such a princess!

Cinfhen 💘💘💘for you & princess kitty 🐱 👑 3y
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The Book of Fate | Parinoush Saniee
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The hubs thinks I'm a feminist; I don't label myself that way. But I do get mighty upset when I read what Massoumeh's dowry represents: "Each piece revealed to me that the only thing expected of me was to work in the kitchen and to serve in the bedroom"

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I know Cheryl did heroine and not #cocaine, but in my world, drugs are drugs. When I read this part in Wild, I thought, how could someone seemingly so well educated and smart do something so apparently stupid? I think I should be grateful that I have not experienced such depths of grief that make people do things they wouldn't ordinarily do. #rockinmay

Cinfhen It's shocking how many successful, intelligent people fall to this addiction. I'm NOT judging but it's just not part of my lifestyle. (edited) 3y
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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#RockinMay When the author is kidnapped in in Somalia, she has to remind herself to #dontstopbelieving that her family and friends will continue to look for her and save her. The only thing that kept me going in this true story is knowing the Amanda lived to write and publish her story. #5555giveaway
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Cinfhen Such a compelling but brutal story! It was not an easy read but I was glad I stuck with it! Great choice! 3y
Megabooks Wow! 3y
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The Book of Fate | Parinoush Saniee
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There is so much that makes me mad when I read this book. Although not based on a true story, I can feel it's based on facts of Iranian history. Facts that girls are discouraged to pursue education, girls are beaten when the family feels dishonoured, girls are less worthy than their drunken brothers. It infuriates me. And so I read on.

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The Book of Fate | Parinoush Saniee
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Starting a new book...opened to the first page..:flipped page....Two and a half pages of character names....What?? How am I going to keep them all straight?