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lisakoby

lisakoby

Joined July 2016

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Pickpick

Thought provoking and, oddly, calming me by calling to our shared non-consumable humanity.

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Julius Winsome | Gerard Donovan
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Gripping. If you like John Wick then this is a winner.

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Julius Winsome | Gerard Donovan
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Great start for a lazy summer evening.

#summerread #soccermomreads

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Storm of Locusts | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Pickpick

Second in the series and better than the first. Loved every minute of it!

#scifi #allthebookspodcast

LeeRHarry Desperate to read this one! 6mo
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Rivers of London - Black Mould #1 | Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
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So excited to start this series! She‘s my fav from the books. 😊

#comicbook #geeklove #magicalrealism #urbanfantasy

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Mehso-so

Interesting and reasonably written, with an protagonist that isn‘t so much whiny but as chronically indecisive, and rather annoyingly expecting certainty from everyone else.

#scifi

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New audiobook...the main complaint seems to be that the protagonist is whiny but that isn‘t coming across as strongly in the audio version.

#audiobook #booklove #scifi

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Pickpick

Sometimes a book hits you at the right moment. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#essays #memoir #nonfiction

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Chelseabillups30 She is my favorite author!! 💜💜💜 8mo
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Out of Old Ontario Kitchens | Lindy Mechefske
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I love nerding out on culinary history.

#cookbook #culinaryhistory #history #nonfiction

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river woman | Katherena Vermette
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Excellent. Moving and beautiful.

#poetry #canadareads #candianpoetry

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Mehso-so

Not really for the home cook...

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I loved this book. Warm, loving and honest. She‘s privileged no doubt but extends it in warm spiritual hospitality. I felt like I was sitting at that table with her.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#nonfiction #cookbook #essays #spirituality #recommendedreading

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Pickpick

Beautiful and heart stoppingly good.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#recommendedread #shortread

charl08 Wow. Love the illustration in your copy! 9mo
TrishB It was 👍🏻 9mo
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French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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Mehso-so

First half is very good but it lost steam about 2/3 of the way through. Meh.

#novel #canlit

⭐️⭐️⭐️

RealLifeReading Oh that‘s disappointing! 9mo
cathysaid Dang! I was eyeing this since it‘s on the #ToB2019 list. I‘ll try it from the library to be safe 😬 8mo
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In the Night Wood | Dale Bailey
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Fantasy and tragedy mix with a sense of place so strong it‘s another character. Have to say I didn‘t love the very flawed protagonist but then you‘re not supposed to.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

#fantasy #paperbook #librarylove

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In the Night Wood | Dale Bailey
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New start this weekend. Returning to paper after a stream of audiobooks. Feels good.

#fantasy #booklove

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The best book I‘ve read in years, unflinching and gut wrenching. It covers sexual abuse, hope, the terror of love walking in the world, the violence that we transfer to those we love the most and sheer agony of surviving and trying to thrive in a white world that is bent on your destruction. You can pick a word or theme and follow that thread, reread and do it again and again.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#audiobooklove #memoir #mustread #readharder2019

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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3 minutes in. This starts strong!

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Finished! Excellent narration as always, and pure Three Pines escapism.

#audiobooklove #mystery

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My red cabbage, apple and ginger sauerkraut recipe, loosely based on the Food In Jars website which is my usual go to. I‘m really excited for this Noma book and some new recipes!

#cookbook #obsessed #foodnerd

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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I thought dreamed up this book. But it‘s real and has stuck with me for 25ish years. I really liked the combo of feminist commentary and chronicle of the tween books from the 80‘s and I can‘t believe how many of them I read 😂. The angst, the agony!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#nonfiction #ya #feministread

8little_paws This looks interesting, and it's a humor book? Maybe I read it for #readharder humor book in 2019! 11mo
EKonrad Loved this read! 😊 11mo
lisakoby @8little_paws It‘s funny but more non fiction - could be a cross category read... 11mo
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Six Wakes | Mur Lafferty
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An interesting murder mystery set space with underlying themes of revenge, humanity and the value of a human life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

#scifi #audiobook

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I liked the structure - small essays in each language. This book is funny, interesting and informative and I liked dipping in and out instead of reading each essay one after the other.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#nonfiction #languagenerd

LeeRHarry This looks right up my alley! 12mo
lisakoby @LeeRHarry I really liked it. The end of each essay has a word that doesn‘t exist in English but should. 😊 12mo
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I love this series. My absolute favourite of the year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BookHoarder32 Agreed! 📚😍 12mo
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Great short story collection. Can‘t help but love the sociopath protagonist. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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An interesting and unique book...a lesbian protagonist with Down‘s syndrome who sees ghosts set in an alternative U.S.A struggles past surviving and into freedom and hope. Though it has a lot packed in, it‘s vivid and compelling with and old west feel. I‘ll be thinking about this one for a while.
⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

#dystopian #fiction #librarylove #podcastreads

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Bailedbailed

Beautiful illustrations but the text is not for me.

IamIamIam Kudos for trying! They can't all be spectacular! 12mo
lisakoby @IamIamIam thanks! 😊 12mo
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A memoir rather than a self-help book. I admit I‘m not a fan of author narrated books, and this is no exception. She‘s privileged (most of us are) and seems young to me (I‘m middle aged) but despite the generation gap and some differences on values she has an iron will and her constant efforts for excellence made this a really good read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#memoir #nonfiction

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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch
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Awesome...loved this book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Fantastic new series. Great world building and a characters that are fresh and interesting.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#fantasy #nativeamerican #myth

Beckys_Books This is a good one! 13mo
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Excellent graphic memoir about the struggle with eating disorders, sexual abuse and the sheer persistent struggle to health and freedom.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#graphicmemoir #sexualabuse #comingofage #eatingdisorders

Kalalalatja This sounds so good! 13mo
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This book is amazing- a horrifying look into the systems, processes and sheer rapacious greed that created the opioid epidemic and what can be done about it. Required reading for anyone.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#nonfiction #nonfictionlove

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Broken Homes | Ben Aaronovitch
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Excellent book and narration by K. Holdbrook-Smith.

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The Agony House | Cherie Priest
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Mehso-so

And done. Interesting premise and setting, and amazing illustrations but the book lost tension as it moved to the last third. There wasn‘t enough risk to really keep my interest and her growing friendships weren‘t given the kind of impact that is realistic for a girl in her situation.

Let‘s see what the kid thinks!

#mdbookclub #yafiction

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Agony House | Cherie Priest
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My daughter asked me to pre-read to see if it‘s any good. 😂

May be the first book of our mother-daughter book club. 😊

#yareads #halloweenreads #mdbookclub

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A rich intricate world, complex flawed characters and an interesting well paced plot...can‘t wait for the next one!

#fantasy #audiobook

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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This would be a three star book for me but I love the way she inserted what would have happened to the characters if different choices were made. I‘m a sucker for the whole ‘sliding door‘ trope so it‘s a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ star read for me.

#fiction #notanaudiobook

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Life on the Ground Floor | James Maskalyk
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Paper read this time. I forget what a different experience a paper book is. #papervsaudio

Suzze This book sounds extremely interesting! 14mo
RadicalReader @lisakoby which do you prefer a paper book or an audiobook and why? 14mo
lisakoby @RadicalReader Audiobook mostly for shorter books, but paper for longer reads. Something about the paper to sink into is amazing. 14mo
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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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Another fabulous audiobook!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#audiobooklove

CouronneDhiver Beautiful picture 14mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Lovely character development. This book is likeable, funny and poignant. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#audiobooklove #prizewinningread

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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I‘m loving this series!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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This was a fantastic read, beautifully written and evocative of both place and the way it feels to be a woman today. Loved it and highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#recommendedreading #shortstories #shortstorycollection #kickedass #notjustabeachread

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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New start from the top of the #tbr pile.

#campread #campingandreading

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Whoo boy, this was really good. Fascinating story and amazing artwork. What more can you ask for? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

#graphicnovel #graphicnovellove

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Another lovely blending of fairy tales, beautifully retold.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#fairytale #fantasy #recommendedreading #podcastpick

Myhusbandhatesreading This is on my library wishlist, glad to hear it‘s good! 1y
lisakoby I really liked it! Starts slow but ends well 1y
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I was riveted. The compelling characters and the glimpses into worlds and times that I was totally unfamiliar with are going to stay with me.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#bookriotrecommended #allthebookspodcast #amazing

@bookriot @Liberty

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So excited to finally start this!

#allthebookspodcast #podcastrecommended

LeeRHarry Loved this one 💕 1y
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