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jpease89

jpease89

Joined January 2017

Zamboni driver 🇨🇦 Dog mum 🐶 Coffee guzzler ☕️ Dessert enthusiast 🍰 Living in London, Ontario
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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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Loving the writing style of this one, it puts you right into the gritty 1800s setting! And oooh, how fun! An Intermission!

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Finished this beast! 15h9m on audiobook. Curiously different than the movie, I will be rewatching soon! 🦕🦖

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Hello, Sunshine | Laura Dave
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living for this rare warm and sunny February day 😎☀️

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Already loving this 80s-inspired dystopian that will soon be a movie!

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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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Finally pushed past my reading drought! I guess my tip to anyone going through a similar situation would be to give yourself that break and then pick up something really fun and easy on a topic you really enjoy; for me it‘s movies... so a memoir about The Princess Bride made it hard to put down. For my next read, I‘m diving into a big thriller, that so far is keeping me engaged and excited! Can‘t wait to see how the ending plays out for this one!

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Oh hey, it‘s been awhile! Five months if I‘m counting... 2017 was such a flop for me. I only read 16 books of my goal of 30; how embarrassing! 🙈 I had picked up three or four books and read about half, but just couldn‘t get out of a funk. Anyone else? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Starting 2018 with this (so far hilarious and quick) read about one of my favourite films. I‘m finding reading little bits at a time while I‘m working are helping get me back into the zone!

LauraBrook Yay, nice to see you again! There are a lot of slumps going around (especially last fall), so you‘re in good company. And that‘s a great, fun book to get back into reading again! 💖😎 2y
LiteraryinLititz Good to see you!! 2y
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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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I'm super stoked to have found this little gem at a yard sale for a dime (but there's no actual title for this one because it's just an illustrated movie book)! I've never seen this before, and it's a little beat up, but in great shape for a book out of the late 1980s. This was one of my favourite childhood films. Definitely one I will be saving for future tiny humans to read.

sherryvdh That was one of my favourite movies growing up! What a great find! 2y
readinginthedark 😯😯😯 2y
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Okay so I bought this cute little sign a couple of weeks ago and had it sitting on my bookshelf until I found a good spot for it. The other day I walked past this exposed brick in my kitchen and noticed my sign had found a new home on its own (but umm.. actually the perfect spot; how did I not think of this). I think maybe it was Dobby!?? 🤔💭⚡️🚂📚

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Slytherin piece of the crest is slowly coming together. Loving my HP themed puzzle from my #summersantagoespostal book box from @TheKidUpstairs 🤓⚡️✨ Perfect for this rainy day at the cottage!

Kristy_K I need this puzzle! 3y
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The Other Typist: A Novel | Suzanne Rindell
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HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE 🌞 I have been waiting all day and rushed home to discover that I am LEGIT the most spoiled Litten! What an amazing package @TheKidUpstairs Thank you SO much!!! Complete with recipes related to the books and a super cool HP puzzle that I am taking to the cottage with me this weekend! Haven't read any of these books either 😍 @BookishMarginalia #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

TheKidUpstairs Yay! I'm so glad you like it all 😄 I hope you enjoy the books, Long Way to a Small Angry Planet was one of my faves so far this year. Happy Reading! 3y
brilliantglow The long way to a small angry planet is a great read! 3y
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The rules of the book exchange are to send it sometime in May, so obviously I left it to the last day. But it should get to its owner in no time! Hopefully my book buddy likes all my picks! My first book exchange has been fun so far, but I'm way too excited to open up my package in 21 days!!! 📦❤️📚 @BookishMarginalia #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

Reviewsbylola I still need to send mine. 😬😬😬 3y
drokka That box looks massive! 3y
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Well look what was waiting for me when I got back from my week-and-a-half long road trip to Tennessee!!! 😍😍😍 Looks like someone (@thekidupstairs) may have spoiled me! Can I peek??? 🙏🏼💌📚 #summersantagoespostal @BookishMarginalia

TheKidUpstairs Yay! So glad it made it to you. I hope you like everything, I had so much fun putting it together! But no, no peeking for you 😉 3y
Reviewsbylola ☀️😍📦 3y
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The Bookstore | Deborah Meyler
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Welcome to McKay Books in Nashville, TN 🇺🇸 a book lover's grocery store. All used books, most for under $5. Could spend all day wandering around here 📚😍

MicheleinPhilly 😍😍😍😍😍 3y
brilliantglow Omg. I wish there was something this sized around here. 😍😍😍 3y
LauraBrook Amazing!!!! Wish that was there when I was in Nashville ~20 years ago! Fear I'd be even more broke than I am now if I lived close! 3y
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Lion: A Long Way Home | Saroo Brierley
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This long overdue #breakfastbookclub at the cottage was more of a #brunchbookclub since @Jenshootsweddings and I had a nap after our early morning Flea Market adventures. She brought me Beignet mix from New Orleans, so even though the book was great, we spent most of the time talking about how good the donuts were... 😍🍩🦁

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Carrie Fisher was a surprisingly funny, talented, and gorgeous human being inside and out, and the earth is sad to have lost her. I'm glad I chose to listen to this rather than read it. But I did have to speed it up by 1.25x, she talks a *bit* too slow for me. Bonus points for a bit of dish on her romance with the hunky Harry Ford 😍

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I haven't read this since high school, but I remember loving it all those years ago. Only a few chapters in and this book, written over 30 years ago, is unfortunately a shocking reminder of current politics in the USA right now. Combating women's health and reproductive rights, scientific denial, and "THE WALL". In 1985, the book was described as a "mordant satire and dire warning". My, how far we've come.

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Lion: A Long Way Home | Saroo Brierley
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I've been putting down a lot of books lately, not much has been piquing my interest. Even @Jenshootsweddings (the other half of my 2-person book club) and I mutually agreed to bail on our last choice. Hopefully this one as our new pick will get me back in motion. So far, so good!

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Couldn't even make it past the first chapter. Way overwritten, too many metaphors, felt the author was trying too hard here. After checking in on reviews it seems a lot of people felt this way for the entire book, so I didn't figure it was worth slugging through. May be for some of you, but just not for me!

AJBowers You're not missing much with this one 💁 3y
jpease89 @AJBowers good to know! 🙃 3y
Megabooks Agree with @AJBowers 3y
AlastairLuft I had the same impression in the first chapter and now I'm almost at the end and it hasn't done much of anything to change my opinion. It's a quick read, so I'll finish it, but while I'm hoping the ending will salvage the story, I'm not optimistic. 3y
Purrfectpages I read it all. Let's just say it was a good idea bailing lol 3y
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Oh just nerding out a bit today in Toronto with @Jenshootsweddings 🤓⚡️✨ Hey Jen, remember that time you refused to read HP and then I forced you to, and you were grumpy about it... and then you came crawling back saying how much you loved it? You're welcome 😘

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Happy #internationalwomensday!
Celebrating strong powerhouses who don't take sh*t but still have manners 💪🏼🙌🏼 #amypoehler

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Happy March! ⛅️ in like a Lion, out like a Lamb 📚

DebinHawaii Nicely done! 😆👍📚 3y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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This is one I have to read before I see the movie. But I better save it for another time, and not read it before bed. Even though it's YA, it's still horror and I don't want to wake up in a panic. Kind of like that time my other half recommend that we watch The Babadook before bedtime...

Jhullie The Babadook was creepy... I think want to read this one. 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Oh boy... I was hoping to have read the book first, but alas I just couldn't wait, what with the Oscars this Sunday. What a beautifully heartbreaking story, incredible cast and stellar acting. I hope it wins something; I can't wait to read this book! 🎥🎞🍿🏆

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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I've been waiting a long time for this to arrive in my holds! Excited for a Sci-Fi Thriller 👽🚀📖

Reviewsbylola Very good! 3y
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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The sun is finally making an appearance today. Perfect for speed reading before these books are due back!

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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Since I love to knit, and it's hard to read a book at the same time, I've been listening to The Hunger Games series on audiobook. Not as good as reading, but awesome for multi-tasking!

Eridau I love to knit and listen. There's a double sense of accomplishment. 😊 3y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Why do all the library holds always come in at the same time? #hustle #dontfineme

Bookladylinda I listened to this one on audio very good!!! 3y
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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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Book-related birthday presents are the best!!! Thank you @Jenshootsweddings 💖

Jenshootsweddings K hurry up and read it 🤓 3y
Marchpane Happy birthday! 🎉 3y
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💖 Happy February 💗a good stack of love to get through this month 📚

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Cold Mountain: A Novel | Charles Frazier
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Being a Zamboni driver, I know cold! #canadian #zambonidriver

Jenshootsweddings Is this the next #breakfastbookclub pick?? 3y
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You know those people in your life who you lend books to, and then when you ask them for the book back they say, "What book?" or "Yeah I think I lent that to someone... I can't remember!" Yeah well that person is my mom and she has done this to me on more than one occasion, including once with this book (one of my faves). Finally found the same copy for $4 (and never lending anything to her ever again!)

MicheleinPhilly @jpease89 When Gone Girl came out, I loaned it to a couple of people in my office. One of those people then proceeded to loan it to half of her friends and family. I finally just told her to give it back because I had promised it to someone else. I hadn't but I felt like I was never going to see it again. 3y
SaraFair Cute pic! Sweetie is contemplating if this book is worth your time. 3y
jpease89 @MicheleinPhilly I feel you! It's so rude to lend something out that you originally borrowed from someone else. Like at least ask permission first so I know who you are giving it to! My mom literally won't remember who and then that person won't ever return it. Maybe we should start charging late fees😜 3y
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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When book club includes breakfast, and also includes your friend bringing and baking it at your house so you don't even have to get out of your PJs.

The book was a pass for both of us. We found her too complaining, despite the few funny bits. But breakfast was A+ 😋🥐🍳

Simona 😛😋😛😋😛😋😛😋Here it's, again - orange croissant bake❣ 3y
lynneamch Love your napkin. (Do Canadians call it a serviette?) 🎶Love is all you need.🎶💜 3y
jpease89 @lynneamch thanks!!! Could not be more appropriate as of late ❤️❤️❤️ and yeah, my grandparents and parents' generation definitely calls them serviettes! I just call it a napkin 😏 3y
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Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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Truth 🐶☔️

Wife My favorite book of 2016! 3y
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The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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I think everyone at some point wonders what it would be like to drop everything and get away from the pressures of life and start over as someone new. A gripping ride-along with "Tanya" as we slowly uncover who she is and what she did to leave in the first place, and her struggle to retain her identity and if she should forget it all or hold onto the past.

Megabooks I enjoyed this too! 3y
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Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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This is Indiana (aka Indy aka Dr. Jones). He's a 3 year-old Cocker Spaniel and is tied for first place in my Top Five favourite things in the world. He can't read but he's definitely the best reading companion, especially when the content is animal-related and I know there will be waterworks at some point 😭

DebinHawaii So sweet! 🐶❤️ 3y
Jenshootsweddings That's on my TBR pile too but I've been too scared to pick it up - nice of you to go first ❤ 3y
drokka Copious 😢😢😢😭 3y
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Well thanks to @Jenshootsweddings for embarrassing me in front of everyone here, but also for getting me back into reading books, since I basically stopped after graduating university. (I seriously thought I'd have to read Marshall McLuhan for the rest of my life!) She got me this hilarious comic for Christmas that I know we can both relate to, because who wants to grow up and, like, have responsibilities? We also both love coffee 📚☕️🐶

Gayan Books and coffee are two of my favorite things. 💗 3y
MrsMalaprop Welcome! Hope you have fun 😊. 3y
LauraBrook Right? Adulting stinks. 3y
Desha Haha love it...when I graduated from UCSD I did. not. want. to. ever. read. another. book. EVER!!!!!! It was bad. So glad to be over that hump...it took me awhile though lol ☺️😜😍❤️📚 3y
RadicalReader @jpease89 absolutely a more wonderful world to live in Peter Pan has it right 3y
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