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Books
The Future Falls by Tanya Huff - every book I read by Tanya Huff makes me love her more. Finally, an author that reflects the realities of alternative lifestyles without batting an eyelash, not to mention writing kick-ass stories with great characters.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - I feel like I've read this before, but I'm pretty sure I haven't. I think this just skirts the line where so many other books have tread before that it's essentially the same thing. Not a bad book, and I'm willing to read the second, but not the best.
Sable Island (also published under the title "A Dune Adrift") by Marq de Villiers - Part 1 of my attempt to read up on the maritimes, their history, and what makes them unique. Sable Island is fascinating... not least of which because I talk to the archaeologist in charge of it every day.
River Marked by Patricia Briggs (reread)
Brass Buttons & Silver Horseshoes: Stories from Canada's British War Brides by Linda Granfield - Part 2 of my local history. This book wasn't quite what I was looking for: yes, it was oral histories, but mere snippets, none more than a few pages long, most only a paragraph or two. It was repetitive, but it was interesting (also, shame on you, Indigo, for not carrying local history!)
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs - and this is the point where I realized that the graphic novels deviated from the series and started telling new stories... I had some trouble with the artwork (just not my style) and how Mercy was depicted, but enjoyed the glimpse into the past.
All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - one of those extremely popular books that I nevertheless found myself eying. Picked it up at the airport on a whim and, while the format originally threw me off, I was quite hooked by the end. Very enjoyable, a great story, though a bit slow-paced to start.
Deportation of the Prince Edward Island Acadians by Earle Lockerby - something I picked up while in PEI in an attempt to clarify exactly how the PEI deportations differed from the mainland ones; this is particularly interesting to me since my great-great-lots-more-greats grandfather was deported from PEI in 1758, while the rest of his family managed to evade deportation. Still trying to work out how, exactly.
Feed by Mira Grant (reread) - I love this series SO. DAMN. MUCH.
Deadline by Mira Grant (reread)
Blackout by Mira Grant (reread)

Movies
Inside Out (2015) - cute, funny, and quite deep. Lots there for adults (more than for kids, I'd say)
Minions (2015) - the first half-hour was uproariously funny; once the plot kicked in, it was a good movie, but I would have watched them hunting for a new boss for hours without getting bored.

Adventures
- PEI! I can cross another province off my list - and I really can, since the island just isn't that big and we covered a good chunk of it in the two days we were there. We spent a good amount of time walking historic Charlottetown and enjoying the old houses, calm streets, and quaint boardwalk. We visited Savage Harbour, where my family settled for a generation or two in the 1700s (spoiler alert: there's nothing there but a few tiny houses and lots of empty fields), went to Green Gables (cause how are you supposed to go to PEI without visiting Green Gables?), and ended up at the Acadian museum in Miscouche, where I spent a disappointing hour in the genealogy center finding a remarkable lack of information about my family (who were, after all, in PEI for about 50 years). Overall, a good trip.

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