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Mirazzles

Mirazzles

Joined June 2018

Newbie librarian 🧳 📚 Mirazzles on Goodreads 😊
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront
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The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero
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If It Bleeds by Stephen King
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The Greenhouse | Auur A. lafsdttir, Brian Fitzgibbon
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This makes me wish for Spring…🌿🌼

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My husband found this little gem. I must admit I am excited to have it in my office at the library. 🥰

Aimeesue Lucky lucky you! I am now terribly jealous - Gauld is one of my favorites 😍 (edited) 1mo
Mirazzles @Aimeesue haha I must say I am quite enjoying it! 😊 1mo
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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I must say, I think this was one of my favourite years for memoirs. Both of my favourite non-fiction reads for 2022 were memoirs. 1) I‘m glad my mom died. 2) Crying in H Mart. #bestof

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Even though I completed a degree in English literature, I managed to do everything in my power to avoid reading this one. My father rather loved it and I thought he was crazy. Fast forward seven years and I am trying to read it for the first time, and I must say, I am rather enjoying it! #classics

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Animal Life | Auur Ava lafsdttir
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It finally arrived!! I preordered this months ago! I can‘t wait to dive in over the upcoming holiday weekend!

jlhammar Yay, perfect timing! 1mo
Mirazzles @jlhammar haha it really was!! 1mo
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I wanted so badly to love this book. It‘s my friend‘s favourite book and I‘ve heard excellent things for years. However, I found that for me, nothing really happened. It was slow and then when I realized what the insidious element was, it kind of fell flat to be honest.

Clare-Dragonfly I‘m so glad I‘m not the only person this fell flat for. I hear such great things and I really wanted to like it more. 1mo
Mirazzles @Clare-Dragonfly I also really wanted to like it! It‘s my friend‘s absolute favourite book but I just couldn‘t bring myself to enjoy it :/ 1mo
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Grey Bees | Andrey Kurkov
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Wow. This is a quiet, unassuming force to be reckoned with. I highly recommend!

Mirazzles @Leftcoastzen it is definitely worth the read! 2mo
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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Wow. Just wow. Highly recommend this one!

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Just starting this one, but so far, I‘m really liking it!

Librariana I stopped this one early on because I needed to read for the September buddy read (still not done with that one either, but that's how I roll!) 🤣😁😊 Point being, I was really enjoying this one, too!! I love the premise and knowing that the author's father recently passed away (and that she thinks of this work as semi-autobiographical), really gives this an added sense of sentimentality/wonder/magic 💜 4mo
Mirazzles @Librariana I do the same thing, I‘m currently reading about 17 books. I can‘t help it haha 😂 I didn‘t know that about the reader but I do think it adds some magic! My father died and reading the author say her father was only 73 made me think of my father. He was 71. I think this author captures the sentimentality beautifully! I think I‘ll love this book and probably cry haha. I hope you enjoy it too! 😊 4mo
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I started this one this morning before work and now I don‘t want to put it down to actually do my work. 😅

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Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
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I‘m the very first person to take this out of my library. It‘s so beautiful and brand new. I knew there were perks to being the librarian 📚

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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My lovely, thoughtful fiancé came home from work with this lovely surprise! I‘ve been sick and bedridden all week, and this was the loveliest gesture. ??

Clare-Dragonfly Aww, how sweet! 🥰 4mo
AmyG Feel better. What a perfect gift! 4mo
Mirazzles @Clare-Dragonfly it really was! I was so surprised! 4mo
Mirazzles @AmyG thank you so much! I can‘t wait to read it too! 4mo
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The Library: A Fragile History | Andrew Pettegree, Arthur der Weduwen
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This library hold came in on Libby. It seems quite fitting with the windy and gloomy day ahead.

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The Creak on the Stairs | Eva Bjorg AEgisdttir
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This is my first Nordic noir book. It is also the first crime book I‘ve read that takes place in Iceland. I have to say that I quite enjoyed it. I thought the author did a great job weaving the story together and giving enough information and left things up for interpretation. There are a few questions I have that aren‘t answered but that‘s kind of the beauty of this book!

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The Creak on the Stairs | Eva Bjorg AEgisdttir
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So far, I‘m really enjoying this one! I must say this is my first delve into the Nordic noir genre and I am really pleased. It‘s quite atmospheric and the characters are dynamic but I also don‘t feel like I‘m getting too many unnecessary personal details about them.

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So the photo isn‘t great BUT the book is! I laughed out loud more than I probably should‘ve given the subject matter but I really couldn‘t help but love this gem 💎

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Like a House on Fire | Lauren McBrayer
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I told myself I‘d stop buying books… but then I saw this one and my library doesn‘t have it in the system. So naturally, I had to acquire it somehow 🧐😅

JamieArc Naturally 😂😂 6mo
Mirazzles @JamieArc I really didn‘t have a choice! Haha 😂 6mo
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So far I‘m really enjoying the tagged book! The narration and main character are so witty that it‘s made me laugh out loud a few times. A book I didn‘t know I needed. I‘m also trying to read “never let me go” again. I‘ve been struggling to get through this one but I am determined! 📚

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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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So I‘ve been listening to this one during my breaks at work or when I‘m alone in my office. I must say I wasn‘t expecting the beginning

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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I‘ve heard really good things about this one. 🤔

melissajayne It is good 6mo
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Wow. Just wow. I have so many thoughts and feelings over this one.

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Just started this one…

fredamans A tough read. 6mo
Mirazzles @fredamans yes, so far it really is. 6mo
fredamans @Mirazzles Sadly, I live 40 minutes from Toronto and remember it all too well. I look forward to reading your thoughts when you finish. 6mo
Mirazzles @fredamans it‘s been a very difficult read so far but I am enjoying it 6mo
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So I am trying to improve my French (I‘ve moved into an area where it is the primary language) and I am trying to read more in French and understand and enjoy the stories. I am finding that difficult because I don‘t want to only read children‘s books. Haha if any one has any suggestions I‘d love to know 😊

Ruthiella I suggest trying a. Magazines and other short format writing in a subject you are interested in and b. an adult book in French that you‘ve already read in your native language. Try to pick something fairly straightforward. Also, watching TV or films in French is very helpful because you have the added context. 7mo
Mirazzles @Ruthiella I‘ll look into some magazines! I am also looking into maybe finding a book I like that I‘ve read already in English and see how it goes! (edited) 6mo
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Hither Page | Cat Sebastian
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I usually don‘t enjoy romances but something about this one called out to me.

TheKidUpstairs Love the cover, seems very non traditional for a romance! 7mo
Mirazzles It doesn‘t! It‘s an enjoyable read so far! 7mo
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The German House | Annette Hess
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I have mixed feelings about this one… on one hand, it was well written and I was intrigued by the characters. While on the other, I was often left wanting and wondering.

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Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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Wow. I really enjoyed this one! I usually don‘t love thrillers because I can usually figure out what is happening within the first 100 pages, but it wasn‘t like that with this one. I really like the timeline, the characters, and the writing! I felt the ending was a little rushed, but alas!

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Untitled | Unknown
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1) Generally, yes. I think it depends more on the storyline and the writing. 😊 2) I think a moody book is one where the characters and the writing are both filled with angst and it can be very atmospheric, but it depends. 🧐 Thank you for the tag @Ddzmini it was fun to play! #two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 8mo
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I may have went a bit overboard on my latest book haul. 📚📖 #bookhaul

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The German House | Annette Hess
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I got this one from the library recently and I‘m quite enjoying it so far.

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Wow. This book gave a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Chernobyl disaster, its impacts, causes, and the events that unfolded after. I highly recommend; however, I did have a hard time at points because it is quite heartbreaking.

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I loved this movie as a child, but I have never read it. I think it‘s about time to correct that!

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Dirty Birds | Morgan Murray
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I have to admit, I‘m quite liking the quirky nature of this one so far…

Leftcoastzen Really cool cover! 10mo
Mirazzles @Leftcoastzen it is really cool! There are also a few sketches inside too! 😎 10mo
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Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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My first April #roll100 came in from the library today! Looking forward to starting this one! Has anyone else read it? @PuddleJumper

Karkar I enjoyed this one! We read it for my family book club. 10mo
Mirazzles @Karkar it looks intriguing! I had to reserve it!! 10mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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My local library had some merch for sale. I ordered some and this is how it was delivered. It is wrapped so lovely that I don‘t want to open it yet haha 😊📖

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I‘ve been on quite an Iceland kick lately but I must say I am really enjoying this one so far. 🇮🇸📖

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I just started this one… but I have only a week since my library has shortened the hold!

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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I love the premise of this book but so far it‘s kind of difficult for me to stay interested.

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Butterflies in November | Au_ur lafsd?ttir
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What a fun, quirky, and atmospheric read. I quite enjoyed this one. 📖🇮🇸😎. Photo curtesy of Google

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This is on my TBR for the year. Good to hear you enjoyed it. 10mo
Mirazzles @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick it was quite quirky and enjoyable. So far, I‘ve enjoyed each book I‘ve read by this author. All very different but with her signature style 😊 10mo
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Butterflies in November | Auur Ava lafsdttir
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“It‘s not that I‘m fleeing anything, just exploring my most intimate and uncharted territories in a quest for fresh feelings in a new prefabricated summer cottage planted on the edge of a muddy ravine with my hearing and sight-impaired four-year-old travelling companion” It seems that the protagonist‘s life is looking up after she is dumped twice in one day and hits a goose with her car 🇮🇸

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Butterflies in November | Auour Ava Olafsdottir
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This one is quite quirky and eccentric so far… it‘s the third novel I‘ve read from this author. I must say I do enjoy the characters she creates and the narratives she weaves. I must say that I can feel the cold, damp wind that the author describes..

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Winter in Sokcho | ELISA. SHUA DUSAPIN
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I‘ve been reading lots of different books at one time because I can‘t seem to choose what I want to read. I loved convenient store woman but I‘ve heard earthlings is quite different. I guess I have lots of choice 😊

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My lovely friend loaned me this one… I‘ve heard of her other books but I haven‘t read any yet. I‘ll see how this one goes 😊

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Little Eyes: A Novel | Samanta Schweblin
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Starting this one today. I bought this a few months ago. I‘m trying to read the books I own, but this is proving to be difficult with all the library holds that are coming in! I am also trying (and failing) to condense my collection. Alas alas 🤦‍♀️

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Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing | Maryla Szymiczkowa
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It‘s a cold, blistering day here. The snow and wind are blanketing everything in thick, fluffy layers. It looks pretty, but I think I want to curl up with this detective story in nineteenth century Poland.

EvieBee Sounds cozy! 11mo
Mirazzles @EvieBee it is! Thank you! 😊 11mo
LoverOfLearning Just started this one. 🥰 2mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Wow. I don‘t quite know what to think about this one. I guess that‘s a sign of a good story.

EvieBee Right?! Not the ending you expected? But kinda perfect? 11mo
Mirazzles @EvieBee exactly! I wasn‘t disappointed at all. I‘m still thinking about it haha 🤔 11mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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I can‘t seem to choose just one book lately. Ive had several library holds come in on Libby, and I just can‘t make up my mind. So far, this one is quite interesting!

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So far, this book is harrowingly beautiful.

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This is my current read..I usually don‘t listen to many audiobooks, but I can‘t read at work today…

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I‘ve been told that I need to read this and it‘s been on my list forever! It‘s a bit of a struggle to start it but I am optimistic!

Reagan It‘s something else, a personal fave. 12mo
Mirazzles @Reagan yes, I‘ve heard wonderful things!! 😊 I am optimistic. I don‘t really know what‘s happening yet, but I‘m sure I will soon! 12mo
Reagan I hope you like it! I look forward to your review! 11mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Wow. This one packs an emotional gut punch.
I usually don‘t enjoy audio books but the author read this one and it was incredible. If you like memoirs, I highly recommend it. As someone who lost a parent in my early twenties, I could relate to some of her experiences and quite appreciated her voice. There were so many times where I did have to pause and breathe.

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