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janeycanuck

janeycanuck

Joined February 2016

I work full-time to support my addictions to reading, travelling, and my pug, Penelope. Host of the Guelph chapter of Girly Book Club.
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"H" is for Homicide | Sue Grafton
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Enjoyed this more than the last couple of letters - I loved Kinsey undercover! The titular homicide wasn‘t very prominent though. H is for Hostage may have been a better title?

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Finished my #24b4Monday last night! What a great #litsypartyofone! I finished four books and endless snacks 😀

Chrissyreadit 🙌👏🙌👏 1w
Lynnsoprano Thanks for being part of the celebration! 1w
MidnightBookGirl Woot! Fantastic job! 1w
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TheSpineView Great job! 1w
MrBook Wow!!! You were on 🔥🔥🔥! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 1w
Andrew65 Fantastic, you are awesome. 👏👏👏😊🙌🍾🥂🥳🎯💖 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc Thanks for taking part. 1w
janeycanuck @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 @MrBook Thanks! And thank you for hosting! 1w
Andrew65 @janeycanuck It was my pleasure! 1w
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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Maybe if Brock Turner had smiled more, one of the three women who turned Brock down before Chanel would have wanted to kiss him. What did he expect, wearing that outfit? He should have known no one would want to sleep with him. And really, if you don‘t want to rape someone, don‘t get drunk. It‘s that simple.

Chanel Miller, I see you. Thank you for your strength and for the light you are shining.

Finished during #litsypartyofone & #24b4monday

Andrew65 Sounds interesting, 😊 2w
BookNAround This whole case made me be ashamed to be a swimmer. And it made me so damn mad at the obnoxious, excuse spouting rapist whose life *should* be ruined as a result of the horrific choice he made but who got a reprieve he absolutely didn‘t deserve. 2w
TrishB Agree 👍🏻 2w
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cathysaid All his info is/was on the sex offender registry. I shared it on all social media any time I could. 2w
janeycanuck @BookNAround All that bullshit about twenty minutes shouldn‘t ruin a life?! That twenty minutes ruined her life. Turner, the judge and his lawyers make my skin crawl. 2w
janeycanuck @TrishB You were right, I got so much angrier. 2w
BookNAround Absolutely. His father makes me feel nauseous too. Everyone involved, except Chanel and the two men who came to her assistance, is disgusting. 2w
MrBook Great commentary! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Check-in time! | United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, United States. Dept. of Agriculture
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Another week of goals met in #BFCr4. This challenge is really helping me make getting out to yoga a habit and I‘m loving my Friday lunchtime aerial yoga.

Chrissyreadit 👏❤️👏❤️👏 2w
audraelizabeth Ive never heard of aerial yoga, it sounds fun. 2w
janeycanuck @audraelizabeth I really enjoy it! 2w
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audraelizabeth Im not much for exercise or going to the gym. 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Aerial yoga is so much fun! 👍🏻 2w
Meaw_catlady That is so neat!!!! I want to try our aerial yoga!!! 1w
janeycanuck @Meaw_catlady I love the inversions - it‘s so fun hanging upside down! 1w
janeycanuck @wanderinglynn I‘ve really been enjoying it - I just wish my gym offered it more! 1w
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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I‘m really looking forward to diving into this - I‘ve heard it‘s a hard read but this young woman is so inspiring. Starting it over breakfast will a chocolate croissant from my Snack Crate and some coffee.

#litsypartyofone #24b4monday #mrbook1inamillion

Andrew65 Love croissants. 😋 2w
TrishB Just finished it yesterday. A hard, but worthwhile read. 2w
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janeycanuck @TrishB I just finished the second chapter. I‘m so angry about how she‘s been treated. 2w
TrishB The anger will grow!! 2w
Copwithabook @TrishB is the bad treatment from cops? I‘ve read only a little about this book 2w
TrishB @Copwithabook no (she praises the detective that supported her) but the justice system and the media and generally society‘s attitudes to women that get attacked because they are drunk! 2w
janeycanuck @Copwithabook She writes a lot about reading comments on news articles - the victim blaming is awful. And yes, like @TrishB says, she‘s criticizing the system - the backlog of processing rape kits, the delays in going to trial, etc. It‘s nothing negative about the detective or DA. 2w
MrBook That looks yummy! Not the book, the snack. 😆🙈 1w
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Another book done in my #24b4monday #litsypartyofone in honour of #mrbook1inamillion!

Groff‘s writing was eloquent and compelling. I preferred the plot of the second half but the structure of the first - jumping around in time confuses me sometimes and there were a few moments where I wasn‘t sure what was happening. But, I think the different structures also told an interesting stories about the characters, so I wouldn‘t change a thing.

Andrew65 👏👏👏👏 Going well! 😊 2w
MrBook Niiiice!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Time for a little snack break before diving into my next #litsy party icons and #24b4Monday read!

Andrew65 That ice cream looks good! 2w
Lynnsoprano Oh, that looks good ❤️ 2w
Joyfulmimi What is #24b4Monday ? I‘m late... 2w
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janeycanuck @Lynnsoprano @andrew65 Candy Cane Crackle Fudge - it‘s out every year on Nov 1 and I inhale it for the two months it‘s available!! (edited) 2w
janeycanuck @Joyfulmimi it‘s a readathon that @Andrew65 & crew run every month where you aim to read for 24 hours starting Friday, finishing before Monday. It‘s running early this month to celebrate @MrBook hitting 1 million Litfluence, along with a Litsy Party Of One. 2w
Andrew65 @janeycanuck Thanks @janeycanuck. @Joyfulmimi It usually runs the last full weekend in each month we‘d love you to join us on one. 😊 2w
Joyfulmimi I would love that @Andrew65 I am going to be on the lookout for it from now on 2w
Andrew65 @Joyfulmimi That‘s great, feel free to check my feed out approaching the last weekend of each month to get more details or use the #24B4Monday tag. Look forward to seeing you there. 😊👍 2w
MrBook My kind of snack. And book too! 😆 2w
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"G" Is for Gumshoe | Sue Grafton
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This is the first print book I‘ve ever read completely on my phone!

I enjoyed this more than F is for Fugitive - it was super-fast paced from the get-go and didn‘t let up. This was my second book finished for the #litsypartyofone and the #24b4monday in celebration of #mrbook1inamillion. I‘m at 8 1/2 hours already!

Andrew65 I need to read more of these. Only read A. 2w
Lynnsoprano I have yet to read one of Grafton‘s books, although I really want to. I have to stop letting other things jump to the top of my TBR 2w
MrBook Neat! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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"G" Is for Gumshoe | Sue Grafton
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Maybe the greatest three sentences in the history of literature? I‘m dying laughing. 😂😂😂

Minimalgrl 😂😂😂 2w
cinestress Not what I expected to see in my feed today. 🤣 2w
janeycanuck @cinestress I read it out loud without context to my SO and he just turned and said “what are you reading?!” 2w
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Caterina 😂😂😂 2w
Meaw_catlady 👏👏👏 2w
ChasingOm 🤣🤣🤣 2w
marleed Lol! 2w
sprainedbrain Omg 😂 2w
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"F" is for Fugitive | Sue Grafton
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This had a slow start... it felt like it went about 20km/h and then all of a sudden went to up 100km/h in an instant and then it ended. And I found it hard to keep a lot of the characters straight.

First book finished in my #litsypartyofone and #24b4monday (2.5 hours under my belt!) to celebrate #mrbook1inamillion

Andrew65 Going well so far 👏👏👏 2w
Lynnsoprano 👍👍 2w
MrBook Kicking it!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2w
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"F" is for Fugitive | Sue Grafton
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Got my #stacksandsnacks ready for this weekend‘s #litsypartyofone and #24b4monday! I saved this month‘s Snack Crate for the occasion and both my library holds just came in. Woo hoo! 🎉🎉🎉

ChasingOm Whoa, that Snack Crate looks awesome! And you‘ve got some good books stacked too. 😄 2w
AlaMich Snack Crate? Why have I never heard of this before??? 2w
Hooked_on_books Initially I thought Stacks and Snacks was a subscription box and got very excited! Someone should get on that. 😏 2w
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janeycanuck @ChasingOm yeah, I‘m looking forward to diving in! It‘s taken all my self-control to save it for the weekend. 2w
janeycanuck @AlaMich I hadn‘t heard of it until it started showing up at my door (birthday gift!) It‘s awesome - a different country each month and has a mix of sweet and salty snacks. 2w
janeycanuck @Hooked_on_books haha - that would be a very good subscription box! I‘ve definitely seen boxes with books and chocolate or tea or coffee but never a variety of snacks. 2w
Andrew65 That will certainly keep you going. 😋 2w
janeycanuck @Andrew65 is that a challenge? 🤪🤪🤪 2w
Lynnsoprano That snack crate looks fantastic! 2w
MrBook WOW 😳😋!!! You are definitely in the groove! 🤗🤗🤗 2w
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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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While everyone had bits they didn‘t love about this (little character development, holes in the plot, etc), I was the sole panner at #GirlyBookClub. Can‘t help it a I just don‘t like a ghost story.

TheBookAddict 🤔 I may to read it. I enjoy ghost stories. Sorry you didn‘t like it. 2w
janeycanuck @TheBookAddict Eh, not every book can be for every reader! 2w
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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This was SO GOOD. I was hooked from page one and polished it off in no time. Loved the characters, particularly Geneva, and man, did Locke ever set the scene in Texas. You could feel the heat radiating off the book!

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"F" is for Fugitive | Sue Grafton
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Several days late with my #NovemberTBR - I did okay in October but still have lots of carry overs plus four more books added in my quest to #readmyowndamnbooks and both this month and last month‘s #agathachristiebcr2 books. Time to get reading!

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This is my truth.

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Celebrations | Delicious Magazine
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Time to celebrate the amazing @MrBook and reaching ONE MILLION litfluence! There‘s no better celebration than a readathon. Can‘t wait to join in this weekend!

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Check-in time! | United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, United States. Dept. of Agriculture
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Made my #BFCr4 goals again this week - @Meaw_catlady inspired me to get to hot yoga. Looking forward to another week!

Meaw_catlady Ooohh yay! Glad you got to hot yoga it was too snowy here to leave my house ! 3w
janeycanuck @Meaw_catlady I didn‘t love the instructor but she was a sub so I‘ll probably start going to that class when I can‘t make the mid-day aerial one. 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
Chrissyreadit YES!! I‘m glad you made it to your Yoga class! 3w
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The Wife: A Novel | Alafair Burke
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I loved the way Burke carved this book up into the four sections - and how she slowly doled out bits of info until you could put everything together.

With this, I‘ve finished off Peril the first for #RIPXIV

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Happy Halloween from Frankenpug!

(Yeah, yeah - I know Frankenstein is the doctor, not the monster, but Dr Frankenpug‘s Monster doesn‘t work for the pun!)

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rather_be_reading omg that is just too cute for words!! 3w
TheLibrarian Love this! So adorable. ❤ 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤣🤣🤣🖤🖤🖤 3w
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I can‘t be sure because I still have no idea what happened in this book but I *think* there‘s a supernatural element to it 😉

#fallisbooked

DaveGreen7777 HA HA HA!!! I know your quandary, I read the book a year ago and still have no idea how to classify it! 😂🤣 3w
BGam 🤣🤣🤣 3w
janeycanuck @DaveGreen7777 the only thing I know for sure is that it‘s fiction 🤪 3w
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Butter: A Rich History | Elaine Khosrova
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Just a couple of books short of some tasty treats.

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LauraJ Cute! 3w
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Oops, I‘ve fallen behind on my #fallisbooked. Didn‘t think I‘d have many yellow covers, but I do!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛💛💛 3w
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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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The descriptions of the costumes in this makes me think Chee moonlights as a fashion designer

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover!! 3w
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Check-in time! | United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, United States. Dept. of Agriculture
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Met my goals for #BFCr4 this week! Looking forward to the week ahead 🙂

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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What people are capable of is very scary

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You Suck | Christopher Moore
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My favourite vampire series (“Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story” not pictured...)

#fallisbooked

BookNAround I love Christopher Moore and really like these even though I‘m usually too cowardly to read vampire books. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧛🏻‍♂️🖤 4w
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The Favorite Sister | Jessica Knoll
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This made for okay plane reading but I don‘t think it‘s really worth picking up, it didn‘t work for me. The cast of characters was too complicated, for one. I kept having to flip back and forth to figure out who people were early on and still never really managed to keep Lauren and Jen straight. But what really irked me was how the book ended for Stephanie. It felt like a bad stereotype.

Cinfhen I panned it too!! Such a disappointment ☹️ 4w
janeycanuck @Cinfhen have you read her first one? I have it on the shelf but am hesitant to pick it up now. 4w
Cinfhen I thought I was the wrong audience for the first book but it was MUCH BETTER than second book. My daughter LOVED 4w
janeycanuck @Cinfhen oh, good to know! 4w
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Private Lives | Noel Coward
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Missed yesterday‘s #fallisbooked prompt with travel but my fav fall beverage these days has been a tea latte - either London Fog or David‘s Forever Nuts.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗 love it!! I missed it too! Lol 4w
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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I swear, 90% of the time that Cassie spent outside was in moonlight.

#fallisbooked

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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What a witch, indeed.

#fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover 🖤🧡 4w
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Tips and tricks for any hostess who wants to throw a better party.

#fallisbooked

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Oh, that Flavia.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗💗 4w
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Check-in time! | United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, United States. Dept. of Agriculture
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We‘re travelling right now so my #BFCr4 goals have gone out the window - no yoga, no books finished but I did reach my weekly target for my Vitality rewards

Meaw_catlady Yay for awards!! Don‘t be discouraged traveling does this. Also not traveling. I did get my yoga in but only because I went to class. No walks. 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job on the vitality award. And I hope your travel is for fun. 1mo
janeycanuck @Meaw_catlady I knew I wouldn‘t get to yoga or get much reading done while we‘re away. I didn‘t think I‘d hit my Vitality target so was pleased when I did! 1mo
janeycanuck @wanderinglynn thanks! And yes, for fun. We‘re in Belgium. My mother was born here and my parents, my sister and I all came for my mom‘s aunt & uncle‘s 50th anniversary! It‘s my first time here and first time ever meeting my mom‘s family. 1mo
wanderinglynn What a lovely trip! Enjoy! 1mo
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Harry Potter is definitely one of my favourite fall reads - something about this series is perfect for fall.

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PageTurner789 I'm currently reading Goblet of Fire! 1mo
janeycanuck @PageTurner789 I need another full re-read soon! 1mo
Shelbybooks I‘m on my first read of the series and I just finished Sorcerers Stone! I love it. Never got the hype when I was younger, I was about 6 when the first movie came out. But I‘m so happy I‘m reading them now when I can actually appreciate it! 1mo
janeycanuck @Shelbybooks haha - six is a bit young! I hope you continue to love it. If you enjoy podcasts, there‘s a great one called Potterless where a young guy is reading it for the first time, very funny. There‘s also a lovely one called Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and they read each chapter with a theme. 1mo
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I love this version of Snow White, set in 1920s Manhattan. The red of the apple stands out so much against the black and white drawings.

#fallisbooked

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Catalogue of the Plantin-Moretus Museum... | Museum Plantin-Moretus, Max Rooses
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In what has been one of the absolute highlights of all my travels, earlier this week, we visited the Plantin-Moretus Museum, where we saw the original type case that would eventually become Times New Roman, the world‘s oldest preserved printing press, the first atlas and a 36-line Gutenberg bible. It was absolutely incredible and something this book-lover will never forget.

LeahBergen Wow!! I would love this. I once made my husband drive out of our way on holiday in Germany to visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. 😆😆 1mo
janeycanuck @LeahBergen I would do the exact same! Though my spouse is a book lover, as well, so it wouldn‘t be hard to convince him. We both oogled the 36-line Gutenberg Bible for a LONG time. I think we‘d have heart palpitations if we saw the 42! 1mo
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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Ghost stories are not my thing. So unlike the rest of the world, I did not like this book.

#fallisbooked

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Happy birthday to Oscar Wilde, who wrote a pretty wicked character in Dorian Grey.

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We got a pumpkin in our CSA box and with upcoming travel, I figured I should get it into the freezer. So I roasted it and then after pureeing, it was frozen. I figure I‘ll make ravioli with it sometime this winter.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🎃🧡 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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A recent red cover fav - that made me fall in love with libraries all over again.

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This was such a creative way of teaching the basics of philosophy. I really enjoyed Sophie‘s story and how it evolved over the course of the book. Great read for someone who would like a fun and creative way to dip their toe into philosophy.

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Baking With Kafka | Tom Gauld
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For all you aspiring mystery writers - here are some ideas to help make your next one more mysterious

#fallisbooked

RachelAmphlett Love Tom Gauld! 1mo
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We have blankets stashed all over the house to snuggle under while reading with three up in the loft where I read the most!

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Check-in time! | United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, United States. Dept. of Agriculture
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Week one of #BFCr4 in the books. I hit my Vitality rewards on Thursday (and got an Indigo gift card!!), made it to Yoga on Friday, finished my second book this morning! Yay!

MatchlessMarie Awesome! 1mo
Meaw_catlady Yay!! You got your goals! I didn‘t get any yoga in this week :( but there is always next week! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic first week! 1mo
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Leaves | David Ezra Stein
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The changing colours of the leaves make everything so beautiful

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks beautiful!! 1mo
janeycanuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Would you believe I snapped the photo from the car while stuck in traffic? At least the view was nice, even if the drive wasn‘t. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @janeycanuck I‘m glad the view was nice!! 🍂🍂 be safe!! 1mo
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Hockey Sweater | Roch Carrier
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A classic Canadian tale - and it‘s getting to be about that time of year for hockey sweaters.

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LeahBergen Yep!! 🇨🇦 1mo
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The Rosie Result | Graeme Simsion
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It was nice to visit with Don and Rosie again. I snickered a lot while reading and thoroughly enjoyed Don‘s new project.

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Cozy | Parnell Hall
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I‘m never cozier than when I have my pup snuggled up with me. The flannel pjs don‘t hurt, either.

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Hooked_on_books 🐶💙 1mo
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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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I‘ll never forget this book takes place in autumn - it takes place around Easter but in Australia where the seasons are flipped from ours in North America. And someone complained on Goodreads about this “error” asking (with several typos) if no one edits books anymore 😶

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marleed Oh that‘s funny. I was just talking about that book while at lunch with a friend yesterday. My mind has always seem ‘Santa‘ was sometimes on a surfboard. But my head had never considered Easter with the falling leaves. In fact, I‘ve had Easter and spring synonymous. It may be my most memorable LM takeaway because i just hadn‘t considered it! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is the only one of hers that I have liked so far 📚📚📚 1mo
janeycanuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve enjoyed everything I‘ve read by her but this is definitely one of the better ones! 1mo
janeycanuck @marleed yeah, Easter has always been about new beginnings for me, much like spring. But it‘s always fun to think about seasons being flipped from what I‘m used to! 1mo
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It‘s here! But not nearly as thick as I thought it would be!

#bookhaul

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