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mcctrish
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This was a total impulse buy on Friday when I picked up a birthday present for my sister in law. I meant to save it for a bit closer to Christmas but I fell on icy steps returning a book to the library later Friday night. After 2 days of pain, I‘m treating myself and thankful I grabbed it

Jas16 I hope you are feeling better soon! 11h
mcctrish Oh thank you @Jas16 slowly but surely ( even though I‘m over it already) 11h
ShelleyBooksie Sending speedy healing vibes! 10h
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dragondrool Hope you are feeling great soon! 10h
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon! 9h
mcctrish Thank you @ShelleyBooksie @dragondrool @erzascarletbookgasm I was feeling very very cranky and very sorry for myself, this book, a glass of wine and a heating pad have cheered me up somewhat. 🤞🏻to a better Monday 9h
Texreader Hope you are doing better! 9h
Julsmarshall Sending healing vibes! 9h
Kimzey Oh, my! Hope you feel better soon! 6h
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First day of advent is the perfect day to start ( finally) building my Lego advent/wreath kit

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Christmas Stockings | Rachael Rowe
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My #poutinepenpals #christmasstockingswap is in the mail. We got some snow today so it feels like the holidays are officially a go ✔️🎅🏼🤶🏻🎄

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay. 🎅🏼🎄 3d
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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A culinary mystery and a delightful audio book. It‘s not going to trick you at all but it‘s entertaining and delicious. A lot of recipes at the end make a print copy appealing but I loved listening to this and I look forward to more by this author as this is supposedly the first in a series

britt_brooke Really enjoyed this one! 3d
mcctrish @britt_brooke I want to go to Shady Pines 3d
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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Started this, culinary mystery sounds perfect

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The cutest independent bookstore opened in a small town about 45 minutes from where I live ❤️my husband and I went for a drive so I could do some Christmas shopping. #shoplocal #supportindependent I have friended the owner on IG and I was so happy to meet her in person and buy beautiful books

ShelleyBooksie What a beautiful store 1w
mcctrish @ShelleyBooksie it is small but chock full of every book I want, I could have spent sooooo much money on all the pretty books 1w
Sharpeipup So cute! Where is it? 1w
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Desha So beautiful! 💗 1w
ReadingRachael Wondering where it is too? Sounds like a perfect day! 1w
mcctrish @Sharpeipup @ReadingRachael it‘s in St Mary‘s ON and it was the perfect day 1w
mcctrish @Desha I can‘t wait to go back 1w
BittersweetBooks How adorable 🌲❄️ 1w
Cathythoughts Very pretty 🤩 1w
mcctrish @BittersweetBooks they just opened on Thursday and with supply chain issues I wanted to go right away in case things sold out 🤣🤣 1w
mcctrish @Cathythoughts the prettiest shop 1w
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Maddi's Fridge | Lois Brandt
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My grade one class listened to this today, read by Jennifer Garner on Storyline On Line. I was tearing up. What a BEAUTIFUL story

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Good Company | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Happy Thursday Littens

kspenmoll And to you too! 2w
Erinreadsthebooks 😂🤩😍 that mug!!! 2w
Sleepswithbooks 😂😂 2w
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LeahBergen Love it! 😆 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 🤣 this is great! 2w
mcctrish @Erinreadsthebooks @Sleepswithbooks @LeahBergen @JanuarieTimewalker13 it never fails to cheer me up or set the tone for the day 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha...I need another cup like a hole in the head, but this is tempting. 6d
mcctrish @JanuarieTimewalker13 the pandemic has brought out the mug coveter in me big time 3d
JanuarieTimewalker13 I get it...believe me...I just bought a small cup about a month ago from Japan that says “Stay Calm” in Kanji. I use that cup everyday! 3d
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I forgot my glasses at home today 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ thank god for audio books to listen to while I just sat on my prep with my eyes closed to give my whole face a rest from squinting

mcctrish @zezeki that‘s on my list, I love her on audio 2w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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There is a lot to admire in this award winning book, the poetic prose style, the diverse female characters, the multiple time lines the characters live in, the sexual spectrum they encompass and then how some characters intersect, drawing it all together. But I just didn‘t care

Libby1 Same here. I bailed. I did, however enjoy Mr Loverman. 2w
mcctrish @Libby1 Mr Loverman does look very good!!! Thanks for the recommendation 2w
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(Some art I did with gr 2‘s using indigenous medicine wheel colours) this book is great!! I learned a lot about how the government works, how our current government is ‘working‘ and how much we can continue to learn from our indigenous peoples

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Enjoying listening to JWR open my eyes with her story

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Gorgeous day here in London ON today ( 15° C) finished this amazing book today driving to school. I cried at the end ? this is a small but powerful book and the audio is phenomenal

Suet624 I've read this twice. Love it so much. 3w
mcctrish @Suet624 I can see the appeal in reading/listening to this twice/multiple times. 3w
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Making me think of On the Come Up and Clap When You Land. Loving this on audio

PurpleyPumpkin Agreed! I really enjoyed the audiobook too. 3w
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Big update today so I‘m off work and listening and gaming. I enjoyed listening to the author read this book, I loved her descriptions of food and places ( I felt like I got to vicariously travel ❤️) her grief felt unbearable at times

EvieBee I love everything about this post. 💜 3w
LA_Mead Yayyyyy animal crossing is the best! 3w
mcctrish @EvieBee 😘😘😘 3w
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mcctrish @LA_Mead it sure is!!!! 3w
nichollinlove ACNH + Audiobooks is perfect! 3w
mcctrish @nichollinlove perfect pairing ❤️❤️ 3w
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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I didn‘t realize this was a memoir. I liked the title and cover ( where it distinctly says it‘s a memoir 🤦🏻‍♀️) it‘s good but I‘ve listened to a few too many someone I love has a life threatening illness books this year. Now that the days are shorter I need brighter, happier things to listen to

Tonton Just bought this! 4w
mcctrish @Tonton I hope I haven‘t cast a shadow on your purchase ☹️ 4w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I‘m struggling to get into this book. Maybe it‘s the season, maybe it‘s the rain, maybe I need another book 🤣🤣 my husband and I dressed up at school yesterday, Frida and the mad scientist

Read-y_Picker Fantastic!!! 1mo
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mcctrish @Read-y_Picker funnily enough a lot of girls wanted to know if I had red lipstick on under my mask 🤣🤣 1mo
Read-y_Picker @mcctrish and now I need to know! 😂 Some days I do miss lipstick … 1mo
mcctrish 🤣🤣 @Read-y_Picker no ( what a mess under the mask- probably end up all over my face 🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️) I miss lipstick, but I think it will take time to adjust to it 1mo
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I finished this this morning with my coffee. I really enjoyed it and I think it‘s meant to be a series 🤷🏻‍♀️I look forward to seeing more of these 2 characters

Palimpsest Cute candles! Love the retro ghost 👻 1mo
Kayla.Adriena Omgeee I love Becky Chambers 1mo
mcctrish @Kayla.Adriena I do too now! I‘ve got to read more by her 1mo
mcctrish @Palimpsest I have Christmas candles by this same company, my Mother in law just bequeathed the Halloween ones out ( most still in shrink wrap after 40+ years) 1mo
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A Suitable Boy | Vikram Seth
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I‘m getting serious Norton Anthology vibes from this tome 😆thx to @JamieArc @EvieBee and @Suet624 for helping me understand why the BIG price and track this baby down. I haven‘t read a book this big in a loooonnnggg time

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian There's a tv adaptation of this book that's just come out! https://gem.cbc.ca/media/a-suitable-boy/s01?cmp=DM_SEM_suitable 1mo
mcctrish @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I remember this book from ages ago but I recently read about it in The Reading List. When I was trying to find a copy ( my library hasn‘t got it) that wasn‘t super pricey, I saw it was a series but didn‘t think I could get it here 🇨🇦 thx for the Gem tip 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Caroline2 Wooooooooo now that‘s a chunkster!!! 😲 1mo
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mcctrish @Caroline2 I know, right!? I legit laughed out loud unboxing it “💡that‘s why it‘s a bazillion dollars!!” 1mo
EvieBee Mine arrived yesterday, too! I had a hardcover copy years ago that I donated thinking I‘d never read it. Now here I am buying another one. 🤣 All thanks to The Reading List. 1mo
vivastory I definitely plan on reading this at some point. If I don't count series, I *think* it'd be the biggest book I've tackled. The Stand & Les Mis would be contenders 1mo
Suet624 Oh boy! Good for you! Good luck. One page at a time. 💕 1mo
mcctrish Damn The Reading List @EvieBee 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
mcctrish @vivastory is The Stand really this big? I‘ve read it twice and somehow this seems in another realm 🤣🤣 1mo
mcctrish @Suet624 I think this will be my November plan 🤞🏻 1mo
vivastory The unabridged version (the one I read) is 1153 pages. So, not quite but almost! 1mo
GondorGirl 😳 1mo
mcctrish @GondorGirl it‘s nuts isn‘t it 1mo
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A rainy Monday and a long list of things that need doing made immediately more enjoyable ( extra coffee too 🎉🎉)

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Ghosts | Dolly Alderton
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It was a crazy week. I just want to sit here and be left alone.

Magpiegem That mug is everything!!!! 1mo
AmyG Sounds perfect.enjoy. 1mo
KathyWheeler Sometimes that‘s needed to recharge yourself. 1mo
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mcctrish @Magpiegem it really is, I had a friend in another town track it down for me cuz I needed it so badly 🤣🤣 1mo
mcctrish @AmyG it‘s touch and go 🤦🏻‍♀️ so far my husband has stalked around cuz he can‘t find his work pants he swears he put in the wash WEEKS AGO. They are not in the wash anymore and he does the folding so it‘s out of my hands now. They he circled back to ask my plans for the day. Now he wants to talk about something in the paper 1mo
mcctrish @KathyWheeler it sure is 1mo
AmyG Ha. Sounds like my husband. 😂 1mo
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I listened to this ( it was available while I waited for holds to come in) it is darkly informative and perfect for October. I had no idea some of the ways donated bodies are used, or that cannibalism is still a thing. MR has a very curious mind and a really engaging way of writing ( be careful eating during some of this if you are listening 🤢)

Tianarose I just finished this one today, very interesting read! 1mo
mcctrish @Tianarose right?! I had no idea about so much in this book 1mo
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A Suitable Boy | Vikram Seth
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Why is this book so expensive? It was published on 2013?

BkClubCare Sorry! I don‘t think I have this in my stacks 😢 I have The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins and probably misremembered 1mo
JamieArc Because the size of it is like 3 books, lol! I‘m currently reading it and am on page 880/1474 pages. 1mo
EvieBee Yes! It‘s on Bookoutlet.com right now for like $10, though. I‘ve been eyeing it, and now you‘ve convinced me I need to act now. Thank you! (edited) 1mo
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Suet624 What @JamieArc said. 1mo
mcctrish @JamieArc well that explains it 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
mcctrish @EvieBee I am going to check it out right now 1mo
mcctrish No worries @BkClubCare 1mo
mcctrish Thx @Suet624 honestly this book has been driving me mad 1mo
mcctrish @EvieBee thanks so much for the tip!! I have ordered it and a few others ( of course) 🎉🎉 1mo
EvieBee @mcctrish Yay!!! So glad it worked out for BOTH of us. 🤗 1mo
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Ghosts | Dolly Alderton
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I saved reading this until I got my hands on this mug

DimeryRene Perfect 👻👻 1mo
Sharpeipup Adorable! 1mo
BittersweetBooks Super cute!! 1mo
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mcctrish @DimeryRene it‘s amazing how basic it is and yet has so much cuteness 1mo
mcctrish @Sharpeipup I was smitten at first sight 1mo
mcctrish @BittersweetBooks there is no end to books and mug combinations that I covet 🤣🤣 1mo
Sparklemn I love it! 1mo
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Finished this on the way to Toronto to see Canada vs Panama FIFA qualifier. Great game and a great book ( mob business and Kennedy assassination, road trips)

LeahBergen How fun! 2mo
mcctrish @LeahBergen it might be the most exciting soccer game I‘ve ever been to!!! The reffing was atrocious and Panama was a show in itself ( faking, drama, trying to start fights 3 different times) Canada is really getting their groove on as a team too 2mo
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Spindle Fire | Lexa Hillyer
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Full Loot Pic #thanksgivingswap #ppp #poutinepenpals thx again to @DinoMom for the awesomeness

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wonderful haul! 🧡📚🍁🦃 2mo
LeahBergen Ooo, lovely! 2mo
mcctrish @LeahBergen really lovely 🥰 2mo
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Feels like Christmas or my birthday ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love everything @DinoMom #pppthanksgivingswap #ppp #poutinepenpals #thanksgivingswap

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🧡📚🍁🦃 2mo
LeahBergen But… but… I want to see what you got! 🤣 2mo
mcctrish @LeahBergen I will take another pic 2mo
LeahBergen I‘m very nosy on swap days and love seeing all the pics. 😆 2mo
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Long weekends are the best

GinaKButler Ohh...I loved this one! 2mo
mcctrish @GinaKButler I ordered it from the library and when it came in I wondered where I‘d read about it ( happens so often 🤣🤣)? 2mo
GinaKButler @mcctrish Someone in my book club chose it. We all really enjoyed it (and we don‘t agree on much!) 2mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I can't believe you're still out in the pool. We just got our first few flakes of snow. Nothing significant, but winter is coming... 2mo
mcctrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego we are having a stellar Fall in southern Ontario ❤️❤️I‘m going to keep on reading and swimming for as long as possible 🙏🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts We read this for Bookclub too .. we didn‘t all agree 😬.. I really enjoyed 2mo
mcctrish @Cathythoughts I find I am flying through this book ( it is killing me to read a book called November Road in October 🤦🏻‍♀️) 2mo
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Not complaining about about warmer than usual temperatures for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. I‘m hosting tomorrow so enjoying the calm before the storm. This book is giving me some Leave the World Behind by Ruuman Aman vibes

ATB Nice reading location! Happy Thanksgiving. 🍁 2mo
mcctrish @ATB my favourite place to read 2mo
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Listened to this driving to pick up my boys for thanksgiving and their Reading Week. I loved this book! I love JW‘s voice and hearing his story. I am encouraged by the message in this book that more Canadians are seeking information and education on Indigenous lives and truths. I hope others choose to read this book too.

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The Deep | Rivers Solomon
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I discovered this audio book on a list Modern Mrs Darcy posted and I‘m really enjoying it. Sometimes I‘m confused but it‘s haunting and fantastic

ChaoticMissAdventures Daveed Diggs band Clippings did a song that is a companion to this. It is a trip and something to listen to when you read this! 2mo
mcctrish @ChaoticMissAdventures yes!! At the end of the book they talk about how they wrote it 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @mcctrish cool!! Ii love the collaboration on this. 2mo
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As usual I love Grady Hendrix and I‘m not even a horror fan

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There is something pretty awesome about reading in the tub in October! Sweater weather can wait

candc320 That sounds so relaxing!!! 2mo
mcctrish @candc320 it sure is ( I wish my neighbour would stop hammering things though 🤣🤣) 2mo
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The Final Girl Support Group | Grady Grady Hendrix
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Taking a reading break from house stuff ( tidying, sorting, Kondo-ing)

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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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IMO these are the best romance novels going!!!

CoffeeAndABook Just finished reading the first book in this series ~ and loved it so much!! Is this one just as good? 2mo
mcctrish @CoffeeAndABook I inhaled the first 2 and had to wait a month for this one, I‘m glad I had some space between them truthfully. They sort of follow a pattern story wise but the underlying story of the suffragette story extends on through all 3. You only see snippets of the other women going forward. I really love them all 2mo
CoffeeAndABook @mcctrish * thanks, that‘s very helpful!! I‘ll give a little, but not too much time between books 😉 what a great series! I‘m so glad I found it ~ thanks to Litsy, of course 😁 2mo
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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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It feels like summer here 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

CoverToCoverGirl Not here! 🥶 2mo
mcctrish Oh @CoverToCoverGirl I‘m so sorry 😣 2mo
CollapsingLibrary I love your floating desktop for your book! 2mo
mcctrish @CollapsingLibrary I am still so pleased with myself for thinking this up and that Costco still had some in July when it has usually moved on to snowsuits and shovels 2mo
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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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Reading on the drive home from seeing my youngest on his birthday weekend. He turns 19 tomorrow and we had a great dinner out last night

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Current audio. I grew up watching Wonder Woman on tv ( I loved Lynda Carter)

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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A final reading list to end this wonderful story ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love love love this book

4thhouseontheleft Wow, I‘ve read all but two of these! So I think I would probably love this book! 2mo
mcctrish @4thhouseontheleft I‘ve only read 4 🤦🏻‍♀️ these are different from the books talked about in the story, I‘d read all of those but one and I‘m having a hard time getting my hands on it ( not at the library 🤯) A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth 2mo
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Today in Ontario you have to have proof of vaccination for non-essential services ( dine in eating, movie theatres, gyms? I‘m not exactly sure everything and I‘m not sure the government knows either 🤦🏻‍♀️) this book was informative, lots of facts re: previous flus and pandemics, a window into the world beyond my country. Truthfully sometimes the author seems glib about the virus

DinoMom That pin is awesome! 2mo
mcctrish @DinoMom thx Sharon, I wish it counted for all the paper work 2mo
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Happy McHappy Day!!! I loved People We Meet on Vacation!! I laughed out loud so many times, it was light and fun and a few times a bit sad, a perfect pretend you are on a vacation read

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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Have you read these? I have read them all except “A Suitable Boy” which I think I have on a shelf in my house somewhere

Scochrane26 I haven‘t read Life of Pi or Suitable Boy. 2mo
mcctrish @Scochrane26 I have to say I didn‘t love Life of Pi and that makes me an outiier 🤣🤣 2mo
BkClubCare Same! And I am wondering if I have a copy of A Suitable Boy but not sure 1mo
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mcctrish @BkClubCare I don‘t have a copy after all and neither does my library 😢 it‘s been made into a series but is showing on a streaming service we don‘t subscribe to ( Acorn) I am being thwarted at every turn 1mo
BkClubCare @mcctrish - if I find my/a copy, I can send it on to you 😁 1mo
mcctrish @BkClubCare oh that‘s so sweet, I was going to check some book places ( other than Indigo cuz it‘s full price there) 1mo
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Good morning Littens

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#poutinepenpals Thanksgiving Swap is in the mail 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

LA_Mead Yay! 2mo
mcctrish @LA_Mead ☺️☺️ 2mo
LA_Mead @mcctrish got my package today! 😊 2mo
mcctrish @LA_Mead 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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The reading shark is back in action! I did on line training all morning ( forever) so now I‘m pretending I‘m on vacation

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An Anne of Avonlea retell set in Manhattan when Anne is 24. It started off really well, all the flashbacks to Anne arriving at Marila and Matthew‘s are great- the author does a great job of capturing Anne in all her glory in a more modern setting, the grown up Anne is good too but then we move into the ‘relationship‘ and it‘s meh. I realized the author is known for romantic fiction and now I get it
This is fluff with some decent Anne thrown in

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It‘s probably too soon for this. But maybe it will will help me process how we are still here

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The Forgotten Home Child | Genevieve Graham
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I‘m a bit baffled I knew nothing of the Home Children until recently. What a heart breaking piece of Canadian and British history. I loved this book, GG is a great story teller

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The Forgotten Home Child | Genevieve Graham
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Today I am audio baking ( and doubling recipes for my boys) so started this to keep the empty house at bay #thankgodforaudiobooks

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A lot of audio listening went on this week as I helped pack and move my boys to uni. This is the oldest‘s kitchen for the year. I washed dishes and sorted storage while he and his dad set up computer and tv #thamkgodforaudiobooks

Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻 3mo
Tamra Exciting! 3mo
marleed Oh, you‘re a good mom. I hope your boys have a great year! 3mo
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mcctrish @Cathythoughts my son worked away all summer at a camp on a island so we picked up the keys for him so we could move when we wanted instead of when the office was open. The little apartment felt so bleak with nothing in it 😢 I was a bit worried 3mo
mcctrish @Tamra it was great to see it look more like a home when we were ( kind of done) 3mo
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