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TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs

Joined September 2016

She/Her "When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” Host of #OnThisDay #HistoryGetsLIT
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck
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The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett
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Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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This was so much more than I was expecting. A lot of what I had read about it focused on the affair between Cushla, a Catholic, and the married Protestant Michael, but that is only one facet of her story. I think it does the book a disservice to call it the story of an affair. It is Cushla's story, her life lived during the Troubles, attempting to navigate family, friendship, live, and community. 👇

TheKidUpstairs Trying to find freedom for herself amid her obligations to an alcoholic mother. Searching for the humanity in those around her in a town and a time fraught with political and religious violence. Kennedy handles it all with an engaging voice, a deft hand, and without romanticizing any of it (including the affair). This one will stick with me for a long time.
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squirrelbrain Great review! 8h
jlhammar Yes! Agree completely. Fantastic review! 7h
SamAnne Hope to start this one next week. 6h
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The Dog of the North: A Novel | Elizabeth Mckenzie
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@Cinfhen described this to me perfectly, it really is "whacked in a good way." It is a chaotic ride through the messed up life of Penny Rush. She sets out for Santa Barbara, determined to clean out her hoarder grandmother's house (and confiscate her gun), but not a single moment goes as planned. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful ride.

#WomensPrizeLonglist23

Cinfhen Excellent review! #WildAndWhacky without a doubt 🧡 13h
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Murder at Haven's Rock | Kelley Armstrong
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Welcome to the new town, same as the old town!

Nothing new or different here, really, but still a solid entry in (or I guess spin off to) Armstrong's Rockton series. Gobbled it up in 24 hours.

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Murder at Haven's Rock | Kelley Armstrong
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Heck yes!!!!

Any other Rockton fans out there?

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Birnam Wood | Eleanor Catton
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Holy s#!+

Totally engaging read right off the bat. Then, about halfway through, just as I was thinking, "Hmm... something really needs to happen soon, or this is going to stall out," the whole thing goes BONKERS BANANAS.

Very much lives up to its Shakespearean name. Embrace the chaos, enjoy the ride.

SamAnne Just heard a Fresh Air review last night and immediately put it on my TBR. 1w
squirrelbrain Great review! I agree about the ‘thing‘ in the middle that sets it all off again, and what about the ending?! 🤯 1w
AmyG Oh boy! Great review! I need to bump this one up. 1w
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Homesick | Jennifer Croft
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TW: suicide, suicide attempt, self-harm, rape, childhood illness

How do you translate your life into a fictional body? Croft plays with genre, blurring the lines between fiction and truth; and form, combining short chapters with photos from her childhood and captions that question the limits of language to translate feelings and memory. The result is beautifully readable, thoughtful, and effective.

#WomensPrizeLonglist23

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Junie | Chelene Knight
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A beautifully written story of a young woman coming of age in the 1930's in Vancouver's East End. Exploring the relationships between mothers and daughters, the bonds of friendship, community, an artist's view of the world around her, and a young woman discovering the colours and textures of love. You can tell Knight is a poet, the way she crafts a sentence is an utter delight. She has created a vibrant world to be celebrated.

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Junie | Chelene Knight
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"She spent so much time inside of her mother's absence it started to linger on her tongue like powdered cinnamon or whole cloves of garlic."

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Not sure if anyone else read In the Time of the Butterflies last month for #FoodandLit #DominicanRepublic, but I just saw that there is a TV series on Disney+ about the Mirabel sisters. Looks like a good one!

https://youtu.be/q5-UiaKUNy4

@Catsandbooks @Texreader

Texreader Oh my gosh! Yes I read this one. I‘m going to have to check out this series. Thank you for posting! 2w
Catsandbooks So cool! 2w
TheBookHippie Oh thanks!!! I‘ve read all her books and heard her speak! 1w
Centique Did you know about this series @Reggie ? Will give it a try! Thanks for putting it on my radar @TheKidUpstairs 3h
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Homesick | Jennifer Croft
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"In Ancient Greece a clue was just a skein of yarn until enough mythical figures unraveled their ways out of mazes."

#WomensPrize2023 #WomensPrizeLonglist

BarbaraBB Very curious about this one 2w
Chelsea.Poole That is an awesome cover. I don‘t know what to think about this with the “memoir” subtitle. Is it working for you? 2w
TheKidUpstairs @Chelsea.Poole the cover is awesome, I love it too. It's totally working for me. It definitely reads more like a novel than a memoir. Names have been changed and it's in this person perspective rather than first (with the exception of photo captions/ commentary). Very engaging and well written, and I really like how she plays with form and genre. 2w
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TheKidUpstairs @Chelsea.Poole (that should say third person perspective, not this person... typing too fast for my own good) 2w
TheKidUpstairs @BarbaraBB I'm loving it so far. Totally engaging from the start. I really like when an author can play around with the expectations of form and genre, but still deliver something that is highly readable. And this, so far, seems to be hitting that mark beautifully. 2w
Chelsea.Poole Thank you! I like what you said in your previous comment about experimentation but still readable. Often I find those types too “out there” so I look forward to getting around to this! 2w
BarbaraBB That sounds as good as I hoped for. Stacked. 2w
Leniverse The UK edition doesn't have the Memoir subtitle, and has apparently been rewritten, and the US memoir has been rewritten from a blog, which was rewritten from an illustrated short story in Spanish. If I have managed to track that correctly. 😵‍💫🤯 So I really wonder how different the UK release is to the older US one. 3d
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Love a good #IndependentWomen playlist! I got a good start, with some Joan Armatrading, Dolly Parton, Kate Nash, Florence + the Machine, Nina Simone, Veruca Salt, and more. I'll be adding to it through the day! Can't wait to see everyone's lists.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0NqdZsr87lAVert6leDK3S?si=Zp_s_xArQwuhN38IYt_g...

@BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Librarybelle I forgot about Veruca Salt and Fiona Apple! 3w
TheKidUpstairs @Librarybelle I've been going through everyone's lists thinking "oh yeah, how'd I forget about HER?!" And adding to my list ? 3w
Soubhiville Every list has Florence that I‘ve seen so far! Of course ❣️ 3w
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TheBookHippie I keep seeing people I forgot 🤣✊🏼♥️🤘🏻 3w
JackOBotts Love this! Following on Spotify! 3w
BarbaraBB Fab list 😍 and how could I forget Florence?! @Soubhiville 3w
Billypar So many good ones! 🎸🎶 I didn't even try to be comprehensive on mine, which is the only reason longtime favorites like Jenny Lewis and Fiona Apple don't appear. 3w
Cinfhen Fierce choices!!!! 3w
TheKidUpstairs @TheBookHippie me too! I keep adding to it 3w
vivastory Terrific list! Kicking myself for not including Jenny Lewis 3w
vivastory @Soubhiville I noticed this too 👏 🤘 3w
TheKidUpstairs @Soubhiville yes! I love it 3w
TheKidUpstairs @vivastory there will always be someone you miss! Just so many badass female musicians. 3w
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After Sappho: A Novel | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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I just finished the tagged this morning, what a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the #independentwomen who live in its pages. Who refused to live their lives and loves based on the rules of male power and society.

Top: cover, Lina Poletti, Virginia Woolf
Middle: Romaine Brooks, Eva Palmer, Natalie Barney, Vita Sackville-West
Bottom: Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas, Isadora Duncan, Colette

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Chelsea.Poole Love these photos!! 3w
Aimeesue I LOVED this one. So many great moments. It was like a pointillist painting that doesn‘t make sense close up, but gains structure and form when you pull back to look at the whole piece. ❤️ 3w
Ruthiella @Aimeesue Nice description! 3w
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BarbaraBB Great pictures and the book fits the prompt perfectly 🤍 3w
Cinfhen This book would have been a perfect choice as our read!!! Excellent collage 😁 3w
TheKidUpstairs @Aimeesue I loved it too! It has pretty meh ratings on her, so I had low expectations, but I was utterly entranced from the first page to the last. The writing was so beautiful, the subjects so fascinating. I love your comparison to a pointillist painting! 3w
Aimeesue @TheKidUpstairs I can see why it didn‘t land for some people - no real story line, lots of interweaving characters with no dominant POV, the Greek chorus - but it worked for me! 3w
Suet624 I‘m so glad to hear you liked it. I did too! 2w
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Yay for #BookSpinBingo! I actually started the tagged yesterday, and it turns out it is my #BookSpin 🎉 Everything's coming up Millhouse!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Jenny Lawson is always a pick. Hilarious, heartfelt, thoughtful, and relatable.

Sarahreadstoomuch I love her so much. There was a passage in this book that I deeply resonated with on my own journey understanding my mental health. I sent her a quick DM to express my gratitude for that, and she was super kind in her response. Just love her. 3w
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Thank you so much @Chelleo 💓 💗 What a great #BlitsySwap package!!! I love everything. I'm a sucker for bookish socks, and the bookmarks are gorgeous 😍 And a fantastic selection of books, I love them all and I love that they are from three different genres so I'm ready for whatever reading mood hits!

Your off-the-TBR pick is perfect! I'm a sucker for retellings and anything mythology based, so it's right up my alley!

Thanks again!!!!!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome package 🎉📚🎊 3w
Gissy I liked All Her Little Secrets book. I want to read those two also. Great package😍👌Enjoy the reading📚🙌 3w
Chelleo Aww..so glad you like them and that everything arrived in time! Hope the socks fit :) 3w
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BeaG I loved All Her Little Secrets. What are the titles of the other 2? 3w
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Yay! It's #BlitsySwap opening day! Thank you so much @Chelleo 💓 The second package arrived at the post office on Friday so I was able to pick it up this morning in time for opening day 😁

Chelleo 😍 3w
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Spin It | Lee Raven
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My hastily thrown together list for #BookSpin March!

@TheAromaofBooks

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Note to self: when holding a sleeping child, Jenny Lawson is maybe not the best choice. Trying not to laugh out loud leads to full body shakes.

#TBRTarot #YellowCover @CBee

CBee Nice!! Love Jenny ♥️ 3w
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Like others have mentioned, this was an uneven read for me. I loved the concept, and some parts were really engaging, but there were also a number of inconsistencies in the world building and characterizations. The ending pushed it from a so-so to a low pick for me; I found it surprisingly satisfying.
#IndependentWomen @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Glad the ending pushed the book into a pick - I‘m looking forward to our discussion next week 4w
BarbaraBB The ending was good indeed! 4w
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Unbury Our Dead with Song | Mukoma Wa Ngugi
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I started this book a year ago, spent weeks plodding through the first 45 pages, and then put it aside. I picked it back up yesterday and whipped through 200 pages in less than 24 hours. Could not put it down.

Kenyan journalist John Thandi Manfredi travels to Ethiopia to discover the secrets of Tizita. He sets out to profile three musicians - The Diva, The Taliban Man, and The Colonel - but what he discovers goes beyond these individuals. 👇

TheKidUpstairs What follows is a tale of music, connection, humanity, love, loss, war, and life. About what can be understood and what can only be felt. About sound and rhythm reaching across language barriers. It's beautiful and thoughtful and highly recommended! 4w
TheKidUpstairs This was my #DoubleSpin for February! @TheAromaofBooks 4w
Leftcoastzen It‘s weird how that happens sometimes. 4w
BarbaraBB I love it when that happens 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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The Bloodprint | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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@Blerdgal_Fenix do any of these interest you for a March buddy read? I'll tag them in the comments 😁

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Hotline | Dimitri Nasrallah
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A beautiful book about a single mom, newly immigrated to 1980s Montreal, doing what she can to survive and start to find a dream for the future. There are hard times, but also kind people and good hearts as she tries to redefine what life is and can be in the face of a whole new world.

#CanadaReads

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I loved spending time getting to know the Mirabel sisters. A solid historical fiction pick about a family living under the Trujillo dictatorship and the lengths these four bold, brave women will go to for freedom, love, family, and faith.

#FoodandLit #DominicanRepublic @Catsandbooks @Texreader

Catsandbooks Glad you enjoyed it! 🇩🇴 1mo
Centique I loved this book and must read some more Alvarez 😍 3h
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Happy #MugLove23 Opening Day, everyone!

Thank you @ShelleyBooksie for this great package! I love the mug, I'm going to wash it out so I can use it for my morning tea! And the tea looks great, can never go wrong with a classic English Breakfast. And what a sweet bookmark! Love it all, thanks so much!

And thank you to my super awesome cohost @Cinfhen 💗💗💗

Cinfhen Thanks for inspiring me to bring back #MugLove , Meghan!!! And thanks to EVERYONE who participated in this awesome swap!! Enjoy your fabulous new mug 💕 1mo
Gissy Lovely mug😍 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your mug ☕️ 1mo
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ShyBookOwl What a great mug! @Cinfhen What is this mug love business?? Seems fun ! 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s a seasonal swap @ShyBookOwl that first took place in 2018! We exchanged mugs, beverages, books and other goodies on Valentines Day😁 sorry you missed out. 🧡 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Cinfhen Oh fun! No worries. Was just curious as I'm seeing so many awesome mugs on litsy today lol Happy V Day 1mo
LeahBergen Lovely gifts! 😊 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Great mug; so true 🤓 1mo
CarolynM Great mug! 1mo
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Factory Girls | Michelle Gallen
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Loved it. The cover seems to promise something lighter and fluffier than it really is, but in a way that reflects Maeve herself. Trying very hard to give no f-s and leave her town and girlhood behind but really struggling to leave it all, her family, friends, and buried traumas.

Hooked_on_books I loved this too! 1mo
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Greenwood | Michael Christie
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Loved it. Utterly engaging from the first page to the last. I loved the boomerang style narrative, beginning in the near future in a time post- environmental collapse, then heading backward 100+ years before swinging back to the future along the opposite trajectory. A story of family born and found, nature, and what we owe to ourselves, our families, and the world itself.

TheKidUpstairs My #BookSpin pick this month was to read a #CanadaReads selection so I can check that one off! @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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@monalyisha your matching skills always impress me! I had a great list from @Chelsea.Poole to choose from for #AuldLangSpine and I was able to get to 6 of them in January! All were really good reads, Unlikely Animals and Rabbit Hutch were stand outs. I've got two more on the go (Lost and Found, and All That She Carried) and will continue to read more throughout the year!

Thanks Alyisha for another great year, & Chelsea for being a great partner!

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@ShelleyBooksie your #MugLove23 package is on its way! Should arrive next week. I got it all packed up and ready to go and then realized that I forgot to put the card in 🤦‍♀️ but you know it's from me, and I hope you like it!

@Cinfhen

ShelleyBooksie So excited!! 2mo
Cinfhen Well done, Meg xxx 2mo
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Spin It | Lee Raven
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Let's see how this goes! #BookSpin list ready for February 💗

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Singout Birds Art Life is brilliant, as well as being (almost) set in my neighbourhood. 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Singout it's been sitting on my TBR shelf for ages! As a former Torontonian, I'm a sucker for anything set in the city! 2mo
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"Words repeated, distorted, words recreated by those who might bear them a grudge, words stitched to words until they are the winding sheet the family will be buried in when their bodies are found dumped in a ditch, their tongues cut off for speaking too much."

Starting early for #FoodandLit #DominicanRepublic @Catsandbooks @Texreader

Catsandbooks 👍🏼🇩🇴🦋 2mo
Texreader Fantastic! 2mo
Singout Excellent book! I listened to it a few years ago. When I was in university, I got a T-shirt in the DR that had the Mirabal sisters on the front and the names of dozens of feminist activists on the back. I wore it till it was in shreds. (edited) 2mo
TEArificbooks I picked this one too for #foodandlit 2mo
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Absolutely delightful. A gentle, found family fantasy that leaves the same warm and fuzzy feeling of The House in the Cerulean Sea or The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches. Loved it.

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This one started a bit uneven for me, and it took some time to get into. But the second half whipped by in a flurry of rapidly turned pages. Some POVs were more effective than others (EJ and Allie had the most intriguing sections, IMO). Overall, a worthy read, and one I'd never heard of before #auldlangspine

@Chelsea.Poole @monalyisha

Chelsea.Poole Yes! Same for me!! I started this book twice and put it aside then on the third go something clicked and I couldn‘t read fast enough. 2mo
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Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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An epic tale of Uganda, family, Tradition vs Colonialism, spirits, curses, and intergenerational trauma. If you can get your hands on the edition with Aaron Bady's Introduction, I highly recommend it, especially if you are reading this from a white, Western space.

#foodandlit #Uganda
@Catsandbooks @Texreader

SamAnne I checked this out from the library but just couldn‘t get the time to read this month. But it is on my radar now thanks to #foodandlit 2mo
Ruthiella I loved this book. I need to read her follow up work now. 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Ruthiella I've got it on my shelf, definitely interested to read more of her work! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @SamAnne it is definitely one that takes a bit of time and attention, but it pays off! I hope you like it if and when you get around to it! 2mo
Catsandbooks So glad you enjoyed it!! 🇺🇬 2mo
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Lost and Found | Kathryn Schulz
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"... he loved to bend a phrase right up to the breaking point before letting it spring back into place, reverberating wildly."

Suet624 I particularly liked the first half of this book. 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Suet624 I've just started. She writes so beautifully! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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This guy gets it!

AmyG Hahahaha. Sad but true. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂been there 2mo
LaraReads 🤣🤣🤣 If only this wasn‘t so true!! 😬 2mo
DivineDiana The struggle is real! 😂 2mo
allureofbeauty I feel this. 2mo
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The Swimmers | Julie Otsuka
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A unique writing style, juxtaposing the calming sameness of routine and the jarring panic of the unexpected and unexplained in different settings. I'll be thinking about this one, and feeling its grip on my heart, for a while.

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I often get frustrated with marketing that insists on comparing a new book to a past sensation (see: any of the million books that are the "new Bridget Jones" or "Harry Potter for grown ups"). But when a book is actually a retelling of a classic, it should probably be mentioned in the blurb! Marketing this as a crime saga does a disservice to the book. It's a Gatsby retelling. And once I realized that, it totally flipped the reading experience ?

TheKidUpstairs Now that I'm into it, I'm totally engaged and engrossed. I think it probably would have happened earlier if that marketing people knew what kind of book they were selling. #AuldLangSpine @Chelsea.Poole @monalyisha 2mo
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader @TheKidUpstairs It's actually one of my pet peeves about book marketing "X title meets X title" ? But you're right, I would like to know, especially considering I haven't read The Great Gatsby... 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader it is absolutely a pet peeve of mine as well. Usually it does a totally sparrow to the book, which would stand better on its own without unnecessary comparisons. Unless the book is actually a retelling of a classic, or directly inspired by another book (as is the case here), then it seems like a pretty important thing to mention! 2mo
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BarbaraBB I didn‘t know that and I didn‘t think of it when reading and finishing the book 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m actually glad I didn‘t know (or realize) it was a retelling, as I often struggle with retellings and I really liked this. But I agree about the comps. They drive me crazy and sometimes even drive me away from a book (I didn‘t like The Secret History, which gets comped all the time and makes me less likely to read the book). 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I didn‘t realize this was a retelling either! I mean not until I read this post 🫢 It also took me awhile to get into it. I didn‘t care AT ALL about plot/characters in the beginning but by the end I was flipping pages like crazy! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Chelsea.Poole yeah, it definitely took a while to get into. But now I'm almost done and it's super engrossing. I think I just found Andy's POV less engaging. EJ and Allie's parts are the most interesting for me. And I like the jumpy timeline, filling in blanks as it goes, but it did take a bit of time to get used to it. 2mo
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Shut Up I'm Reading | Drew Quest
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Found these socks at Dollarama today! Love them, couldn't resist, and I had to share 💗

Read-y_Picker 5★ 2mo
Lcsmcat Magnifique! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Love! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Dilara I typically don't react to shopping posts, but I need those 😻! 2mo
LeahBergen Love ‘em! 2mo
Bookwormjillk Great find! 2mo
SheilaChew Love those socks!!! 2mo
CarolynM 😍 I want a pair! 2mo
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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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I have no idea how this book escaped my attention before finding it on @Chelsea.Poole 's #auldlangspine list. It is 100% my kind of read. Delightfully quirky and heartfelt without being cheesy, light magical realism, a remarkable cast of characters surrounding a wonderfully dysfunctional family (who manage to function rather well despite it all). And it all comes together with the most madcap, bonkers, fantastic community theatre production. 👇

TheKidUpstairs I was actually laughing out loud reading about Opening Night. Not many books can do that. Absolutely delightful. 2mo
Megabooks Agreed! This was fantastic. Nice choice @Chelsea.Poole !! 2mo
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jlhammar Loved this book! So glad you enjoyed it. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @TheKidUpstairs —yes! Quirky without the cheesy isn‘t always easy to come by. Glad it worked out for you! 2mo
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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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What a lovely read. I read this slowly over the last couple weeks, just one or two essays a day, and it was the perfect way to read it (honestly, I wish I had even longer to really spread them out and savour them, but my book was due back!). As always with collections, some essays were more effective than others, but many will stick with me for quite some time.

#AuldLangSpine @Chelsea.Poole @monalyisha

Lcsmcat I love her prose! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole What a great way to experience this book. So glad it worked for you ♥️ 2mo
marleed I love reading books of essays and short stories with at least a day between each essay/story. I feel like have more appreciation for each story if I give them space. 2mo
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Yup. Do this all the time.

julesG Guilty as charged! 2mo
Suet624 Yup! 2mo
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Amiable OMG, so true! 2mo
ju.ca.no Yeah😅😅😅 2mo
Tamra ✋🏾 My name is Tamra and I purchase & shelf! 2mo
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This was a great book to dip into and read amongst all the others I have on the go. Short sections with beautiful writing, insights into Ojibwe culture and history, and possibly the coolest library I've ever heard of!
#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Soubhiville I loved the description of this library! Cool little book. 2mo
vlwelser I randomly picked this one also. I'm on the last chapter. It's very interesting. 2mo
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@RowReads1 and @gossamerchild get ready for some #MugLove23! You've been matched!

Keep an eye on your inboxes, we'll be sending emails this weekend with all the info you need to shop and swap!

Your hosts, @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs

gossamerchild Thank you thank you! So excited :-)
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Cinfhen Hi @gossamerchild and @RowReads1 Emails have been sent😅 if you did not receive one from me or if any questions arise please feel free to reach out. Enjoy ♥️ 2mo
gossamerchild @Cinfhen yay! Thank you :-) 2mo
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@StayCurious and @merelybookish get ready for some #MugLove23! You've been matched!

Keep an eye on your inboxes, we'll be sending emails this weekend with all the info you need to shop and swap!

Your hosts, @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs

merelybookish Great! ☕ 2mo
StayCurious Thanks! 2mo
Cinfhen Hi @StayCurious @merelybookish emails have been sent 😁If you did not receive one from me or if any questions arise, please feel free to reach out xx 2mo
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@Daisey and @vonnie862 get ready for some #MugLove23! You've been matched!

Keep an eye on your inboxes, we'll be sending emails this weekend with all the info you need to shop and swap!

Your hosts, @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs

Cinfhen Hi @vonnie862 and @Daisey emails have been sent😊If you did not receive one from me or if any questions arise, please don‘t hesitate to reach out ♥️ 2mo
Daisey @Cinfhen I did receive the email and am looking forward to some shopping this weekend! 2mo
Cinfhen Perfect @Daisey 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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@Bookgoil and @Graciouswarriorprincess get ready for some #MugLove23! You've been matched!

Keep an eye on your inboxes, we'll be sending emails this weekend with all the info you need to shop and swap!

Your hosts, @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs

Bookgoil So excited! 2mo
Cinfhen Hi @Graciouswarriorprincess and @Bookgoil emails have been sent 😁 if you have not received one from me, or if any questions arise please don‘t hesitate to reach out 💖 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Thank you! I will check my email and let you know! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Cinfhen I received it! Thanks!! 2mo
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@Marmie7 and @Blerdgal_Fenix get ready for some #MugLove23! You've been matched!

Keep an eye on your inboxes, we'll be sending emails this weekend with all the info you need to shop and swap!

Your hosts, @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs Hi @Marmie7 and @Blerdgal_Fenix - emails have been sent! If you did not receive one, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! 2mo
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@OriginalCyn620 and @Soubhiville get ready for some #MugLove23! You've been matched!

Keep an eye on your inboxes, we'll be sending emails this weekend with all the info you need to shop and swap!

Your hosts, @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs

Soubhiville Yay! Can‘t wait to shop for this! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! I can‘t wait to shop too! 😊 2mo
Cinfhen Hi @Soubhiville and @OriginalCyn620 the emails have been sent😁 if you did not receive one from me or if any questions arise please don‘t hesitate to reach out ♥️ 2mo
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Soubhiville @Cinfhen we got the email and have contacted each other 😊. Thank you for organizing! You too @TheKidUpstairs ! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Yes, what @Soubhiville said! 😂 Thanks for organizing this @Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs! 2mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 💖💖💖 @Soubhiville @OriginalCyn620 2mo
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@Bklover and @Cinfhen get ready for some #MugLove23! You've been matched!

Keep an eye on your inboxes, we'll be sending emails this weekend with all the info you need to shop and swap!

Your hosts, @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs

Bklover Woohoo!!!❤️❤️❤️ yay, Cindy! 2mo
Cinfhen Hi @Bklover excited to be your match😊 But YOU have to stick to the rules, Missy‼️no extras ( like last time 😉) XXX looking forward to finding you the perfect mug 💕💕💕 2mo
Bklover @Cinfhen I‘ll be good. I haven‘t done this in years, but I will restrain myself!😉❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Same @Bklover I know how GENEROUS you are xx 2mo
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@LaraReads and @LeslieO get ready for some #MugLove23! You've been matched!

Keep an eye on your inboxes, we'll be sending emails this weekend with all the info you need to shop and swap!

Your hosts, @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs

Cinfhen Hi @LaraReads and @LeslieO the emails have been sent😁 if you did not receive one from me or if any questions arise please don‘t hesitate to reach out ♥️Enjoy!!! 2mo
LaraReads @Cinfhen yes! Thank you so much! I got it & am thinking of gifts now! ☕️❤️☕️🎁 2mo
Cinfhen I know the feeling @LaraReads 2mo
LeslieO @LaraReads Part of your swap will be coming from Amazon, maybe by tomorrow. The rest I will be sending shortly. ☕️🙂❤️ 2mo
LaraReads @LeslieO Yay!!! Can‘t wait! 😁❤️I will have yours mailed out on Saturday or first of next week. Waiting on one thing to come in! 🤗 2mo
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