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Armada
Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames hes spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.But hey, theres nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues dont get chosen to save the universe.And then he sees the flying saucer.Even stranger, the alien ship hes staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator calledArmadain which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.No, Zack hasnt lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what hes seeing is all too real. And his skillsas well as those of millions of gamers across the worldare going to be needed to save the earth from whats about to befall it.Its Zacks chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he cant help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesnt something about this scenario seem a littlefamiliar?At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could,Armadais a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing youve ever read beforeone whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped makeReady Player Onea phenomenon.
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ajewel7
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Really did enjoy this! Ready Player One is probably one of my favorite books. I was really looking forward to this one. I knew going in that this would not be as good but I did enjoy it. I think this book would make for a great movie! I rated it 4 stars!

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ajewel7
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Started reading this book! I adored Ready Player One. Looking forward to this book! Happy reading y'all!

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Tashaxlynn
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Pickpick

Was a huge fan of Ready Player One and couldn't wait to listen to this one... It did not disappoint! And the narration by Will Wheaton is a cherry on top!

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TheLibrarian
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#kindledeal

From the author of Ready Player One (which is one of my favorite books)!

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Shamzi
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
A scintillating fun read. It has enough to keep you interested. I liked the main character and the sacrifice some of them had to make. I particularly liked the ending.

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Shamzi
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So true and so annoying!!! LOL

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Shamzi
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Less work in office means more reading!!!

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Shamzi
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And now starting!!!
I don't believe that this would as exciting as READY PLAYER ONE just because nothing could be but I think I would enjoy it just the same!!!

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faelinwolf
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Congrats @Megabooks on your huge milestone! 🎉🎈🎉❤🎈🎉

The tagged book was one of my favorites this summer in part because it made me nostalgic for my childhood due to all the sci-fi/fantasy references, but I also loved Wil Wheaton's narration!

#25Etsy

Megabooks Okay, I‘m definitely going to see if my library has the audiobook! Thanks for entering!! 5mo
faelinwolf @Megabooks You should! It feels like a love letter to 70s & 80s & 90s sci-fi movies & video games. 5mo
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JoyBlue
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Slightly less awesome than Ready Player One, which is OK because it's its own thing. I was still mightily entertained. I'm still thinking about the ending (not sure I'm all in on that). I love, love, love Wil Wheaton narrating Cline's books!

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LogiKitty
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This was definitely a 5-star. I was pretty mad for about 50% of the book because it seemed the same as Ready Player One, but...Then the plot really kicked into high gear, and I was floored. I was also very emotionally invested and SO SAD for the sacrifices that had to be made to ensure that the human race wasn't destroyed. I feel for Zach...

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LogiKitty
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I'm excited to see how this is. I hope it's not too close to Ready Player One 😅 #scifi #dystopian #YA

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Traci1
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This book seems to be a love letter to science fiction. Story-wise it was just ok, with a predictable plot and characters who are somewhat one dimensional. I think the strongest aspect of it is the fun factor from all the references - most of these I didn't get, to be honest. Overall, it was mildly entertaining, but a bit disappointing if you compare it to Ready Player One - which had a much stronger plot.

BookwormM Damn I loved Ready Player One was looking forward to this 8mo
Traci1 @BookwormM well, you might like it more than me. I didn't think the story was as good as RPO, but mostly I felt like so many of the references were for games, shows, and movies I know nothing about. If I were more knowledgeable about that stuff, I think I'd have liked it a lot more. As it is most of it just went over my head. 8mo
LibrarianRyan I found this was much more fun to listen to than to read. @bookwormM. It's read by Will Wheaton. 8mo
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan I love Wil's narration, so I imagine it is much better on audio. It wasn't bad anyway. Just not as good as RPO to me. 8mo
LibrarianRyan @Traci1 I agree. 😁 8mo
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#audible

KathyWheeler Wil Wheaton is the perfect narrator for Cline‘s books! 8mo
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DarcysMom
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Kaye 💚 8mo
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DarcysMom
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rretzler This was a really good book! Not quite as good as RPO, but I still liked it a lot! Plus Wil Wheaton was a great narrator! 8mo
DarcysMom @rretzler I chose it because Wil Wheaton narrates! 🤩 8mo
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wanderinglynn
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Finished book 2 on my quest to get #24B4Monday. This is somewhere between a pick and meh. Too predictable, but still some geeky fun. My full review on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2801465895

And, my time is closer to 14:52. There‘s about 4 hours where I was reading but forgot to turn the timer on. 🤦🏼‍♀️ But despite that brain fart, I‘m hoping to make it to 24hrs tomorrow. 😀

TheReadingMermaid Over halfway! That's awesome! 👏🙌 9mo
Andrew65 15 hours is a great achievement. Well done. 👏🙌 9mo
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bookandbedandtea
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It's Been A Good Day For Books part 1: supported an indie store for #independantbookstoreday AND got in and out before the celebration they were set up for started. 😊 (No crowds for me!) #tatteredcover

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wanderinglynn
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Multi-tasking—dog walking while logging time for #24B4Monday & #25inFive. #audiodogwalk #dogsoflitsy

KatieDid927 Hi! Revealing myself as your Myths and Legends Swap gifter! Your package was supposed to arrive today but now USPS tracking says it‘s “late”. 😫 I‘m so sorry! Really hoping they get it to you by Monday or Tuesday! 9mo
wanderinglynn @KatieDid927 No worries! I‘m sure it will show up soon . ☺️ 9mo
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wanderinglynn
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Got almost a 1/2 hour in this morning before work. (Stupid work always getting in the way of fun.) But it‘s still morning here on the west coast 😀 Plenty of reading time left today to make my #24B4Monday and #25inFive readathon goals!

rretzler Armada was really good. 9mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon once work is over. 😊👍 9mo
wanderinglynn @rretzler 👍🏻 I loved Ready Player One, so I figured I‘d like this one. I‘m only through chapter one, but it already has me hooked. 9mo
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wanderinglynn Thanks @Andrew65! ☺️ 9mo
rretzler It looks like you‘re listening to the audiobook. Wil Wheaton is one of my favorite narrators - perfect for this book! 9mo
wanderinglynn @rretzler Yes. Wil is perfect for this book. 9mo
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Ayotte
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Boy this book was a ride. Has good characters and good plot. Maybe a little predictable at times but it was still a good read. If you liked Ernest Cline first book ready player one you will like this book!!

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bliophile
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Another great novel! Although there were some parts which were a little bit predictable, i could not put it down. I loved the constant reference to the 80s.

I can not wait to see what Ernest Cline publishes next.

#ernestcline #armada #pleasepublishsomethingnewsoon

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bliophile
Armada / Armed | Ernest Cline

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

rretzler Ah, the Bene Gesserit litany from Dune! Love that book, and Armada was great too! 9mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
tpixie Welcome 🥳📚🥳 9mo
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tpixie That‘s an awesome quote! 9mo
robinb Welcome to Litsy Land! 😊 9mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're loving Litsy so far 📖💖 9mo
bliophile @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego i absolutely love it x 9mo
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Jadams1776
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I liked Ready Player One better, but this was pretty good too. Wil Wheaton does a great job.

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Sockfood1
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A book all about video games and how they can change the world, heart wrenching at times, hilarious at others.

WritethebookAnniemae 💜 video games...and books! Welcome to Litsy 👍🏽🎉📚 1y
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Makes me think of the training simulations in Cline‘s Armada

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toric
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A summary of the last month. I cant believe i managed 14 books in one month. I thought i was getting one book every 3/4 days but it seems I'm reading more than that.

For the worst I've put The Giver. It wasn't a bad book, far from it, but it made me cry a lot so it's been my personal worst point

tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻 Well done! 2y
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BookHoarder32
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We are coming here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and we have no more bubblegum! ~ pg. 266

New favorite quote!

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Arkrayder
Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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This book felt rushed. Way to predictable. The usual Cline tropes are here, the incessant repeating the constant references and then explanation of those references. None of the characters were really fleshed out. The “test” was just completely absurd. The whole book was to much of a rip off of The Last Star-fighter for me, but without the heart.

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toric
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Warning super vague spoilers

Why has nearly every book this week made me cry?? That ending was dumb and it needs to be re-written

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glitterkitty459
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Mehso-so

Look what Funko Pop figure I found!! I ❤️Rey!
#rey #funko #starwars

Almost a Pick 3ish ⭐⭐⭐
There were lots of Star Wars references, which I appreciated, but most of the other video game and movie references I did not get 😂

It's interesting that the author decided to write another 80s pop culture themed book like Ready Player One (which I loved) but to me, this one fell slightly short

Slajaunie I love Star Wars! 2y
Aims42 This was a ‘DNF‘ for me 😕 I didn‘t have high expectations to begin with, even though I loved ‘Ready Player One‘ 2y
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glitterkitty459
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TheDaysGoBy He's so cute! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
annkuch13 😻😻😻 2y
CaitlinR I enjoyed Armada more than Ready Player One. Hope you do too. 2y
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ashsbookmarks
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Who else liked this book? Or didn‘t like it? I liked it just as much as Ready Player One but I know others had mixed feelings. Review is up on my blog www.ashsscript.com
#armada #ernestcline #nostalgia #review #bookreview #allthebooks #happyreading

Reviewsbylola I loved RPO and bailed on this. 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I definitely liked RPO more than this one but I still enjoyed Armada! 👍 2y
BookHoarder32 I'm still on the hold list at the library, but I'll let you know ❤️ 2y
Scurvygirl Loved it! 2y
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BookBee89
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Having read “ Ready Player One” first and absolutely loved it, I craved more. So when I saw this book I literally squealed with nerdy glee. By reading this book and “ Ready Player One” you will get a first hand look of what my brain looks like. I highly recommend this book and “ Ready Player One” to nerds and nerdettes everywhere

SamHeartCoffee I loved Ready Player One too! 2y
BookBabe I ditto @SamHeartCoffee ‘s comment! Loved RP1! 🙌🏻 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! (Book's on audio.) Accompaniment this humid and chilly evening: pepperoni pizza, garlic knots, garlic-parm wings, salad, and Vanilla Coke! MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! #MongolianGrill edition! Accompaniment this cool, damp evening: beef, pork, shrimp, mussels, salmon, an egg, mushrooms, zucchini, green beans, Chinese veggies, bean sprouts, carrots, garlic, ginger, cilantro, scallions, lo mein noodles, in teriyaki, lo mein, and bourbon sauces, with a side of General Tso chicken, and Pepsi. MMMMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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TheForge
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Finally able to read outside. Summer has arrived finally. And what a great read!!

RaimeyGallant I'm so happy the warm has arrived. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Chelleo 🤗 Welcome 2y
Jess7 Welcome!! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😁 2y
TheForge Thank you for welcoming me to the Litsy family 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cool and calm evening: shrimp scampi, mozzarella sticks, house salad with ranch dressing, and root beer. MMMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

MicrobeMom Your posts make me hungry everything! 2y
MrBook @MicrobeMom My job here is done! 😎😆🙌🏻 2y
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BookBabe
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Just started a new #buddyread with my bestie! 🙌🏻 So excited! 😁😁😁

LibrarianRyan I actually liked this better than Ready Player one. It was so fun on Audio. 2y
MommyOfTwo I will get to this one one of these days 2y
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Oblomov26
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Zack is a teen growing up in Portland, a ace computer game player, who suddenly finds himself caught up in the interplanetary war on which the game is based, a war upon which the fate of earth rests. I wished i could say that I enjoyed this book. I read and loved “Ready Player One”, I loved the movies and books that this payed homage to such as “The Last Starfighter”, Enders Game” and “Top Gun” but I found the story to light and to predictable.

Soubhiville I agree. I was ready for something epic after RPO. This was entertaining but a letdown for me. 2y
CoffeeK8 @Soubhiville agreed. This just didn‘t live up to the RPO 2y
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Maewyn
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I have heard that many people did not like this book as much as Ready Player One. Perhaps I liked it because I have not yet read Ready Player One but I enjoyed it. It has more gaming and movie references that make up RPO. The reason is because the main character is trying to get to know his absent dad. That makes sense. I have no doubt if a box of music, games and movies were my only link to a parent that I would get to know it all.

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BookBee89
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The look of a person who goes to the bookstore without @mrozzz and as the person engaged to her I definitely did a bad thing 😳😳😳#bookhaul

mrozzz I‘ve corrupted you properly. 😍 2y
SandyW 😂😂😂 2y
LibrarianRyan I loved that book. 2y
MicheleinPhilly She taught you well. 😉 2y
BarbaraBB She‘ll love you for it 😉💛 2y
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mandariggi
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Just started but already enjoying it. 😊

Ava_Weasley That bookmark's so cute! 💓💓 2y
mandariggi @Ava_Weasley thanks!! It was a bday gift. It‘s my favorite Dumbledoor quote.. even though everything he said was remarkable haha 2y
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marineko
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Another from my library! I was going to post Ready Player One since I'm watching it today, but I couldn't find my copy. Then I remembered that I gave it away and haven't replaced it yet! Anyway, Armada isn't as good but I didn't hate it the way a lot of other people I know seem to. I rather enjoyed it - I mean, I read HP, a little derivative-ness isn't going to make me hate a book!

#marinekolibrary #speculativefiction

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Astromd
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So my son is a video game nut(job?) and I recommended Armada to him. He loved it so much and couldn‘t stop taking about it, so I‘m giving it a go. I‘m not as big of a gaming nerd as my son, but I‘m old enough to get all of the old school gaming references. So far I‘m enjoying it.

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Aims42
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Books, beer, diecasts 📚🍺🏎🤣

Fan_of_70 Spotted Cow! 2y
Aims42 @Fan_of_70 a friend went up to Wisconsin and I made sure he brought back some for me 🙌🏻 Love New Glarius 💚💚💚 2y
Fan_of_70 @Aims42 You have a great friend. 😁 As a non-native living in Wisconsin, I was so disappointed to learn you couldn‘t New Glarius outside of Wisconsin. 😢 2y
Aims42 @Fan_of_70 Yes! It stinks having to drive across the border for it (I‘m west of Chicago in the suburbs), but they have cheese curds too, so the drive is always definitely worth it ☺️ 2y
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Bwhit28
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After a bit of a slump, I‘m back to it thanks to Ernest Cline. Reread Ready Player One and moved on to Armada and ran through that this morning. So fun and exactly what I needed to get me back 🎮🏆🛸🚀

AmyG Welcome🎉🎉🎉 2y
TheLibrarian Welcome!!! Ready Player One is one of my all time favorite books. 2y
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Bklover Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
Ingerella Welcome to Litsy! Ready Player One is a fun book! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 👋 welcome to the Litsy family! 2y
BarbaraJean Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 I‘m re-reading Ready Player One right now. 😊 2y
RaimeyGallant I keep hearing about this book. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family! 2y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 2y
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