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My next audio read

Cathythoughts I read this one. It good ... look forward to your thoughts 1w
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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I am thankful for this Litsy community for all their talk of listening to books while they do random things because my world has been blown wide open. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Anna tell me her story

Tamra While I‘m in a grad class, really the only unassigned reading I get done is via audio. It is such a boon!!! 1w
mcctrish @Tamra now if I could just find the earphones that came with my new phone I could be a bit more stealth about it 🤣 1w
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Fiction -most kinds. Wine, decaf tea, espresso in the morning to get my motor running 🤣 I like most things book related 📚. Hand cream, lip balm, moisturizer winter makes me shrivel up and flake away. Dark chocolate. Gingerbread. Shortbread. Love Actually. Die Hard. All the claymation movies. I LOVE old Christmas glass ornaments and bottle brush trees #xmasfaves #CanuckChristmasSwap

KarynGood Gingerbread always! 1w
mcctrish @KarynGood I got an amazing tea from David‘s tea called Gingerbread Blondie and it is so good 1w
KarynGood @mcctrish Oh, thanks for the rec! Going to buy some tomorrow! 1w
mcctrish @KarynGood I hope you enjoy it as much as me 1w
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Now that DST is a thing, I‘ve got myself a Happy Light to read by #scientificexperiment #readingforscience

readordierachel Good idea! 1w
mcctrish @readordierachel today it was actually sunny out ( some of the time) and I didn‘t have to work until the afternoon and I made a point of walking to the school I was teaching at to maximize my sunlight exposure. But on the days it‘s grey and overcast ( most of southern Ontario‘s winter months) I think I‘m going to be glued in front of this light 1w
readordierachel Hooray for a bit of real sun! But these lights are a brilliant invention for the grey days. 1w
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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I have of course misplaced the headphones that came with my phone ( iPhone XR) so none of my stock pile work. Most of the time I listen to my audio book in the car so it doesn‘t matter that I just let it play out loud. Same when I‘m on the treadmill in my basement. But, I need another option. I can‘t handle $329 for real earbuds but these look nice and are under $40 🤔

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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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I‘m excited to read this ( however I didn‘t do nearly enough reading today😢)

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The Difference | Marina Endicott
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The Difference by Marina Endicott is a thoughtful, somber and lovely novel based on a true event. The story centres on 2 sisters, 20 years apart in age, who sail around the world. Kay, the younger, is very much an observer of the the world, she questions choices and actions her elders/superiors make,its 1912 so young ladies shouldn‘t be so inquisitive or bold, and consequently finds herself out of step with her peers and current societal norms.

Tamra I‘m loving that cover! 2w
mcctrish @Tamra it‘s why I got it from the library 🤣 2w
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Thank the gods it‘s Friday 🎉this book was hilarious and clever and I enjoyed every minute of it but I seriously do not like reading from what I call an airport size paperback. I also have too many books going on at once ( 3 print, 1 audio)

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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I got totally stuck in traffic today because of a train stopped blocking a major north/south roadway ( welcome to London, Ontario where the city thinks level train crossings are acceptable 🤦🏻‍♀️) but I have my audio book habit going strong so I don‘t even care 😆and I still got to the bakery for these beauties

Rachel.Rencher Those look delish! 3w
mcctrish @Rachel.Rencher I agree ( I haven‘t had one yet, they are so nice looking I hate to bite them ) 3w
TheSpineView Yum! 3w
mcctrish @TheSpineView my kid has eaten 2 behind my back 🙄 3w
TheSpineView @mcctrish Then they must be as good as they look. Kids never eat things they don't like! 🤣 3w
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Started this today driving around

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I‘m saying this is a pick for a few reasons: it‘s my first ever finished audio book #yayme , I liked the readers voice and it was too long so I got it done before it was due back. Not the highest praise I know. It was odd at times. If you like Glass Castles or Educated, this has a similar vibe. I liked that it panned back and forth in time and it talked about her writing process ( a bit) but there were odd parts for me.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Thank you, Thank you to @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego this Halloween animal masque is FANTASTIC! getting mail and treats is so much fun 😘

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Halloween! 💚🎃💚 3w
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Benediction | Kent Haruf
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My city‘s library is holding its annual book sale ( I did not buy all of these ) and I showed remarkable restraint. I always find it overwhelming to choose from all the books, I know I left too many good ones behind

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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It‘s a rainy day, I feel the possibility of a cold coming on and there‘s a strong chance I might stay in bed reading.

ephemeralwaltz Sounds lovely! Hope you don't have a cold, I'm in the same situation... On my way home now to read, read, read. 1mo
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The Difference | Marina Endicott
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Thanksgiving weekend reading. I‘d like another day please

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Audio driving to pick up my son, best thing I‘ve even done

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The Difference | Marina Endicott
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My reading game this weekend has been ⬇️⬇️⬇️ but I ended it with flowers from a local flower farm and the sun came out so I‘m happy

marleed Gorgeous photo! 1mo
mcctrish @marleed it is such a gorgeous place 1mo
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Based on a Globe & Mail article examining how small town Chinese food restaurants came to be ( and be so similar) across Canada. The book flips between the author‘s trip across the country for research and uncovering her own family‘s story. It‘s a wonderful story and a thoroughly enjoyable read

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The Difference | Marina Endicott
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When ALL your holds come at once 🤦🏻‍♀️ where to start 🤷🏻‍♀️

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My hibiscus is LOVING the hot weather we‘ve been having ( I‘m going to need to weed again 🤦🏻‍♀️)

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The Little Clan | Iris Martin Cohen
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I‘m finding the main characters a bit hard to engage with

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Brunch reading

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This is the second in the Class Mom series and I quite enjoy the witty and funny dialogue. I‘m probably ready to read something heavier now

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Onto my next light read of the weekend. The main character is reminding me a bit of Madeleine in Big Little Lies but without the murder and complex story line 🤣

tapgurl Made me laugh- loved it! 2mo
mcctrish @tapgurl the dialogue ( and emails) was well done 👍🏻 I was laughing a lot too 2mo
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Read in a day and a nice palate cleanser after all things Gilead. I enjoyed all the art references, especially the Rodin museum that I have been to and love. It was a bit more erotic than I was expecting but 🤷🏻‍♀️wouldn‘t spend money for it, thank god for the library

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It‘s not quite the light hearted break I thought it would be after leaving Gilead but I will be done it in a day. Praise Be the glorious last blast of summer weather in Southern Ontario

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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What a ride this book is, it is just as powerful as The Handmaid‘s Tale. I thought I‘d have to restrain myself from reading it too fast ( after 30 + years I did want to savour it somewhat 😂) but Atwood continues to craft a story so close to reality that I had to take breathers when it got intense. I was not disappointed at all. I am sad to say Ms Atwood‘s partner of almost 50 years passed away 3 days ago 😢 what a busy and emotional time for her

valeriegeary Oh no! I hadn't heard that news! 💔 2mo
DivineDiana That‘s so sad. I had not heard that. 🙁 2mo
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Taking a wee break before tackling the dishwasher, lunches, laundry, dinner, etc.

marleed Great mug! And book! 2mo
merelybookish Yes, love the mug! 2mo
mcctrish @marleed and @merelybookish thank you, I bought it at the Penguin Bookstore in Toronto and I‘d love a travel one too 🧡 2mo
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The Animators | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Amiable I loved this book! 👍🏼 2mo
mcctrish @Amiable me too 💙💛❤️ 2mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I just wanna read all day 💚but I do have to go grocery shopping so meal planning, reading, shopping is my plan for the day. Oh and seeing who else is reading with me and following them and liking their posts 🤣

4thhouseontheleft I hope you enjoy The Testaments! I loved it. 2mo
Melismatic I know that feeling 😂🤗 2mo
mcctrish @4thhouseontheleft so far so good ( I‘m having a bit of déjà vu because I saw the #atwoodlive show on Tuesday and the first bits were read during it, I‘m hearing the actors/readers voices in my head now) 2mo
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mcctrish @Melismatic the struggle is real 🤣 2mo
ReadingSusan I want to read all day today so I spent the extra $5 to pick up my groceries. 2mo
mcctrish @ReadingSusan you are SMART!!!! 2mo
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Today felt like summer; no alarm, no make up, all meals outside, read ( finished) crawdads in the sun, hung laundry on the line and took a hike around the ponds not far from our house with my husband to keep the feeling of the book going a bit longer. A perfect day

Melissa_J Sounds like a lovely day 😊 2mo
mcctrish @Melissa_J it has been and now I‘m watching season 3 of Handmaid‘s Tale 2mo
merelybookish 😍 2mo
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LeahBergen Perfect day! 💕💕 2mo
mcctrish @LeahBergen here‘s hoping Sunday is a repeat 🙏🏻😂 2mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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#atwoodlive it was so awesome to see this tonight! It was much more than I expected. Aunt Lydia reading 💚and seeing how much MA likes Ann Dowd 💚and vice versa. My book comes tomorrow

Aimeesue I'm so very very jealous! I wanted to go, but decided I probably shouldn't spread this awful cold to other Atwood lovers. Maybe it'll be available to steam at some point? Here's hoping. Glad you got to enjoy it though! 2mo
mcctrish @Aimeesue I hope it is available to stream too, the audio was wonky to start and I missed some of the introduction 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I saw it too! I agree amazing especially the readers and interviewer! 2mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Creepy, sad, smart and sinister. So many books are about the importance of a tribe but what if you don‘t have one, what if a ‘tribe‘ isn‘t your thing? Bunny is bizarre, part magical, part savage, part sweet, part harsh. It‘s compelling.

LeahBergen Great review! 2mo
mcctrish Thank you @LeahBergen 2mo
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Having to drink hot coffee this morning, where the hell has summer gone ☹️

monalyisha Right?! Not ready! 2mo
mcctrish @monalyisha it‘s always winter #notfair 😆 2mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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When your bookmark matches your book #winning

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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School begins tomorrow. Good bye summer holidays

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It‘s a beautiful last day of summer vacation. This book is all kinds of wonderful. I am not a big non-fiction fan. I want to lose myself in a story and a lot of non-fiction does not sweep me away. This book swept me up and sucked me in and held up a mirror too. ❤️

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I need to work on creating this space ( with some people) so I respond instead of react ( and then replay it over and over in my brain at 4 am)

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Thx to Littens posting about this, I am loving it. I‘m trying not to inhale it too fast and spend some time reflecting on my own self while I read

Ashley_Nicoletto This is a fantastic book. 3mo
mcctrish @Ashley_Nicoletto it so is and it‘s so hard to slow myself down 3mo
KathyWheeler I‘m reading it right now too and really like it. 3mo
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irre Just finished it. So great. 3mo
mcctrish @irre that is so great to hear 🎉 3mo
mcctrish @KathyWheeler yay, how far are you in? I‘m starting ch 17 3mo
KathyWheeler @mcctrish I‘m starting chapter 18, so we‘re about in the same place. 3mo
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Happy #nationalredwineday🍷the blurb on this book say it‘s a grown up version of Harriet the Spy, and I suppose that‘s true. Isabel Spellman and her extended family own and operate a PI business. They appear to be quite successful at it while being completely dysfunctional as a family. There are quite a few twists and laugh out loud moments. I‘m thinking I have a new series to read

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The blurb for this said “if you loved Harriet the Spy” 🙋🏻‍♀️

Bklover Well clearly I‘m going to have to read it then!!! 3mo
mcctrish @Bklover exactly my feeling too 3mo
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Reading this and binging The Handmaid‘s Tale at the same time has been seriously intense. I loved how this novel flipped between different timelines and voices. I also loved how books were a refuge to all the key female characters

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Red Is Best | Kathy Stinson
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1. I, too, think red is the best colour
2. Lisbeth Salander in The Girls with a Dragon Tattoo ( I need a way more varied diet and I am less intense 😆)
3. Another glass of wine 4. @JenniferP @Howard_L @Jnnlb #wondrouswednesday @Eggs

KarenUK I love your answer to number 3. 😂 3mo
Eggs 🤗👏🏻👍🏼📚💗 3mo
mcctrish @KarenUK honestly I don‘t really have sweet tooth so 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Have FINALLY started watching the show ( finished first season last night) that I have let pile up in my DVR for a couple of years 😞I bought this gorgeous graphic novel to read in tandem and jog my memory of the story. My husband is rereading his paperback from school. Part of me wants to have it all done when I see Margaret on September 10th but another part wants it never to be over ❤️

Leftcoastzen The show is amazing, I have to pause sometimes as it‘s so intense. 3mo
marleed I recently watched all 3 seasons - in 2.5 weeks! Love it! 3mo
mcctrish @Leftcoastzen yes sometimes I am all” let‘s watch another, let‘s watch another” but then it‘s “yep, I‘m good “ the end of season 1 or start of season 2 was a doozy episode 3mo
mcctrish @marleed well done, that could be us 3mo
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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Helen Oyeyemi writes a crazy mix of fairy tale and real with a fluid time line so it seems like an old fashioned present day. She is gifted with words, some images of the rat catcher stayed a bit too long in my mind. I enjoyed all of the characters and the different view points of Boy, Snow and Bird. I‘m even more disappointed about Gingerbread now 🤣

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The Plus One | Sarah Archer
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Despite what the blurb on the cover said, I did not fall in love with this book. The main character was awkward socially, fine, wanted to please her mom, fine, sucked at dating, fine, but it went on too long and wrapped up too fast

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