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How to Stop Time
How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
'I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.' Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.
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Texreader
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I finished this #blameitonLitsy audiobook on the road today and glad for the recommendation. The premise is that certain folks age very slowly, the mc in current times is 400+ years old. He has a daughter whom he has lost track of and much of the book he is trying to find her across centuries, while also trying to deal with a potential new love and manage old friendships. The story continually kept my interest. The narrator was terrific.

CWilson Maybe I should try listening to this! I borrowed a digital copy from the library and I DNFed it at like 50 percent so maybe the audio will keep my interest more! 3w
Texreader @CWilson I‘m sorry to hear that and have been wondering if I‘d have done the same thing with the book. I thought the narrator was terrific and really kept it moving. So maybe try the audio. Good luck! 3w
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Texreader
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I listened to this one for about 2-1/2 hours while doing housework. In that time the mc has met both William Shakespeare and F Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda.

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Birdsong28
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #52booksin52weeks challenge as I would have loved to have been a history teacher.

@Schnoebs

Schnoebs Any specific type of history? 4w
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs Tudor and British History in the 20th century 📚📖 4w
Schnoebs Interesting!!! Currently the main type I always find myself gravitating to is scientific history lol 4w
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Birdsong28
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #popsugarchallenge as the main character has the ability not to age and has lived through many moments of history.

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Birdsong28
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Very good. Interesting characters and concept and some beautiful illustrations to help make this story. As you can see by just one of the examples I have used. (The red cover is the illustrated version of the tagged book)

#CannongateBooks

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Birdsong28
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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H is for How to Stop Time... yet another unread book from my bookshelf which I was super pumped for - since I bought this in London on holiday and happily added this hardback to my luggage 😂🙄

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Texreader
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Just finished some audio-gardening (mainly weeding). I‘m enjoying this one!

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Tianarose
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Quite enjoyed this one! Was a little slow on occasion but overall a cute story.

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Hannah_11
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“There is no possible way of living in a world without books or trees or sunsets. There just isn‘t.” ~ this book is full of thought provoking quotes. This one is my favourite. #howtostoptime #matthaig #beach #book #holidayread

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5280reader
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This book captured me from the beginning! But all along I kept thinking- now I get Paul Rudd and his anti-aging magic!

BookwormM Have you seen UK tv presenters Ant & Dec? My hubby calls them the immortals 2mo
5280reader @BookwormM I haven‘t... just googled them and I get why your hubby thinks that! Ha! 2mo
CarolynM 😂 Always happy to see pictures of Paul Rudd😉 2mo
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LoverofLit
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"...like a polite collective orgasm."
Well that's one way to describe the hush before an artist begins a concert. ?

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LoverofLit
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Truth 👏❤

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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ErinSueMreads
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Excited to start this one!

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Louise
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What a clever premise! I enjoyed visiting the various time periods in this #audiobook and following the main character‘s efforts to come to terms with his much slower aging process. The subject of TIME is nicely explored.

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Traci1
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#bookhaul from Barnes and Noble

Crazeedi Nice!! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Nice Selection. I didn't see he Walking Dead. they had not really pulled any GN when I was there. Or many picture books. 4mo
AmyG 🙌🏻 4mo
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan TWD wasn't in the half price ones. But I needed it. 😁 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Traci1 ahhh. I know how that goes. Luckily I was on my lunch break and didn't have time to look or I might have had that same issue. 4mo
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Kshakal
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An interesting book about living through different centuries and learning what is most important in life and how to appreciate what you have when you have it!

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laur89
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How can we learn to stop time long enough to appreciate the present, instead of living in the past or worrying about the future? How long do we have to live before we can love?

The MC takes us on a journey through his 4+ centuries of life, recounting interesting bits of history mixed in with his own personal stories. This book has adventure, romance, & time travel. The ending was a bit too neat & felt rushed, but it was an easy, light read. 4⭐️

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wanderinglynn
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Meh. I finally finished it, but I can‘t say that I enjoyed it. Slow story and the plot just isn‘t that interesting.

OnlyYoo This book bored me to tears 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh dear, that‘s disappointing. I loved The Humans..but I haven‘t read this one. 4mo
wanderinglynn @OnlyYoo Totally agree. 4mo
wanderinglynn @JanuarieTimewalker13 It just wasn‘t what I thought it was going to be based on the synopsis. But I haven‘t read any of his other stuff. 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Try The Humans. So good. 4mo
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Kshakal
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Day 6 in the hospital with dad... starting a new book..

cobwebmoth *hugs* 4mo
kspenmoll Hope he is on the mend.❤️❤️ 4mo
TheSpineView Hope he is home soon! 4mo
Jillylovesbooks Wishing him a speedy recovery. 4mo
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rmaclean4
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These are the books that I picked up in one of my favorite bookstores in Louisville KY.

catiewithac I so need the brake for bookstores bumper sticker! 4mo
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laur89
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I had no idea there‘s a published Chris Riddell illustrated copy of this book!! If I finish this book and love it, I may have to go on a hunt and buy this version.

😍

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘m not sure if I want to age over centuries, like the protagonist in this book. Still on my tbr.

#ayupaugust #stop

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 4mo
Balibee146 Enjoyed this too 👍 4mo
squirrelbrain Sounds good... stacked! 4mo
KarenUK Can‘t wait to see my man Cumberbatch in the role..... 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard good things about this book 4mo
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laur89
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“It occurred to me that human beings didn‘t live beyond a hundred because they simply weren‘t up for it... There wasn‘t a change in the world order that didn‘t echo other changes in the world order. And the news stopped being new... It was all just a cycle. A slowly rotating downward one. And your tolerance for human beings, making the same mistakes over and over and over and over again, began to fade.” - Tom Hazard

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laur89
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Time-traveling with the sound of rain in the background. 😌

wanderinglynn Love your blanket! ❤️ 4mo
laur89 @wanderinglynn The crew of the Millennium Falcon make great reading company. 😜 4mo
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wanderinglynn
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I‘ve made it about a fourth of the way through (pg 80). But I‘m not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. The pacing is a bit slow and the constant time jumping doesn‘t helping. I‘m thinking about putting it aside although I want to know about Marion.

Any thoughts? Does the pacing pick up any? #inquiringmindswanttoknow

Avidreader25 I struggled with the same thing and I finished it. To me it wasn‘t worth it and I wasn‘t a big fan. 5mo
thereadingowlvina Same here! But I finished it and did not enjoy this book at all 😔 5mo
wanderinglynn @Avidreader25 @thereadingowlvina Thanks for letting me know. Maybe putting it aside for now is a good call. 5mo
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OnlyYoo I finished it and it doesn‘t get better... 5mo
wanderinglynn @OnlyYoo that‘s disappointing. 5mo
Avidreader25 @thereadingowlvina @OnlyYoo Glad I wasn‘t alone in thinking that! 5mo
Nocapes I‘m at about the same spot, and having the same feeling. Disappointed to hear that it doesn‘t get better. I love the idea of the book, but the pacing just seems “off”. (edited) 5mo
wanderinglynn @Nocapes Yes, I agree. Love the idea, but the story just isn‘t working. 5mo
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laur89
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B&N book haul with my gift card!

The tagged is one on my TBR, and also fits with today‘s #JulyColdplay prompt - #Clocks 🕓

I‘ve read Turtles and couldn‘t say no to owning it, since I have a lot of John Green‘s books on my shelf, and the Carr caught my attention as I enjoyed The Alienist!

I love bringing home new books 🤓

Eggs Perfect👏🏻🤗 5mo
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Dragon
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Spent this afternoon at the Indigenous Cultural Festival and this evening I‘ll be reading the tagged book.

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Creadnorthey
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This has some beautiful meditations on just being, while weaving an intriguing historical/now narrative that satisfied my sci-fi needs nicely.

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Niso
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Had this one for more than a year now, and finally starting it today
#matthaig #timetravel #reading

tjwill I loved this book. I hope you enjoy it too. (edited) 6mo
Niso @tjwill I hope so. have been saving it for a while now 🤩 6mo
monogamist_reader I have this book on my TBR for longer, i feel bad... Let me know how it is! 6mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Ooo the cover 😍😍 6mo
rretzler I‘ve had this on my TBR for a while too! 6mo
JackOBotts I‘ve just finished “Notes on a Nervous Planet” and am looking forward to reading some of his fiction. Hope you enjoy! 6mo
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BookBabe
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#TacoTuesday #DinnerAndABook! 😋🌮🌮🌮 But...these are not just any ordinary tacos—they‘re BISON tacos! 😃Soooo tasty! (With nacho cheese shells, of course. 😁) Gotta do an #audiobook for #tacoNight—too messy for anything else, but so worth it! #nom

tjwill I loved that book! And of course tacos! 🌮 📖 (edited) 6mo
Robothugs Happy to see you back on and around. ♥️ 6mo
Gissy 😋 6mo
Bklover Nice to see you! ❤️ 6mo
tpixie My oldest son has fond memories of Kindergarten when his class visited a retirement home and they ate Buffalo Stew for Kansas Day! 🌻 🐃 🌻 6mo
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perfectlywinged
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A really fast and endearing read about a man who ages very slowly. He is currently a history teacher in present day London and we flash back between present day and various time periods as he is trying to pin down the whereabouts of his daughter. Definitely enjoyed the jaunt through Shakespearean times (although having Shakespeare just speaking in quips from his plays was...weird?).

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Zelma
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I survived Summer Reading Registration at the library yesterday and this is my only plan today: book, coffee and snuggling with Doggie. So tired but it all went well. Summer is here. 😱😁💪

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Lara.Tomme
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I love the concept. Our main character Tom doesn't age as average people. He is already more then 400 years old. In the book we read about his past and his present. I like history and his past years. It was a good book!

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MKbookworm
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Only about 20 pages in and I am very intrigued. Looking forward to seeing where this goes. #currentlyreading #kindle

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julesG
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I admit, I bought this because of the illustrations by Chris Riddell. But I'll recommend this unconventional time travel novel because of the author/writing.

It was good, even after my suspicion about the ending was proven to be right.

Also, you should definitely read it before it's a film. 😁

#MayMadness @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid
#MayScavengerHunt

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great girl. Keep it up! 😃 7mo
julesG @TheReadingMermaid The birthday might be tricky. I share my birthday with a lot of great personalities, a few contemporary celebrities (Al Gore, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Walken), the Eiffel Tower, but the authors I found are "meh" to me. 7mo
TheReadingMermaid 🤔🤔🤔 7mo
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jenniferw88 @julesG have you tried Wikipedia for your birthday? Just type date & month into the search bar - that's how I got mine. 7mo
Clwojick That cover is gorgeous #CoversThatPullYouIn 7mo
julesG @jenniferw88 Yes, that's what I did. Lots of royalty, composers, sports people. A few authors, some of whose books I'll probably find at the university library. But it's definitely not my usual fare. I could read "Ode to Joy" out loud - I could sing it even, not nice, but I could. ? 7mo
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julesG
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Guess I've finished this book.

Thank you @scorpiobookdreams for making me buy it. 😉

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julesG
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Not exactly #YoungAndBeautiful but Tom, the main character, is looking pretty good for his 439 years.

I read that Cumberbatch's production company snatched this up to make a film.

#MayMovieMagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen This sounds like it‘s going to make a fabulous movie!!!! 7mo
Cathythoughts Tom seems to have the knack for staying young & beautiful 😳😂. I‘ve never heard of this one. Sounds good 👍🏻great post (edited) 7mo
rohit-sawant 🖤🖤 7mo
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julesG @Cathythoughts He ages slowly, so at 439 years old he looks to be in his late 30s. He's described as handsome. 7mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 7mo
gradcat Haven‘t read the book, but I love Cumberbatch. ❤️ 7mo
JennyM Great pick and great read! 👏🏼📚 (edited) 7mo
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BooknerdsLife
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A belated #WorldBookDay ? But everyday can be a world book day right?
Do you have a favourite genre?
I don‘t think I have a favorite as you can see from my #TBR here. I love Fantasy, YA Fantasy, Historic fiction, Classics etc but I do have least favourites which are #Romance & #NonFiction 😁
BTW I‘ve read Jane Eyre & Anna Karenina already & love them both!

#ReadingLife #booknerd #Fantasy #Classics #lovereading #bookshelf #bibliophile #bookspines

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julesG
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Erm! I just answered the door. Wasn't gone for more than a minute.

Tried to take it away, the look she gave me. 😱

#KAL
#catsoflitsy

Crazeedi Give her a chance to read too!!😻❤ 8mo
Dragon 😻 8mo
rretzler 😻adorable 8mo
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julesG
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Since I've only got four books that I'm reading right now, the ones I'm reading with the kids not counting, I just thought I wanted to start this. 🙈

#teaandbooks

RachelO Seems perfectly sensible to me! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is an illustrated edition! 😍 8mo
julesG @erzascarletbookgasm Yes! @Kalalalatja made me order it. It's all her fault. 😁😁😁 8mo
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LibrarianJen Story of my life. Im currently reading 5, not including the kids. (edited) 8mo
Kalalalatja What have I done? 😂 This is the first time I have seen the illustrated edition, I haven‘t even read the book. But know I kinda want to since it is Riddell who has illustrated it! 🙌 8mo
julesG @Kalalalatja It wasn't you? I was fairly certain it was you. 😵😵😵 I'm getting old. 8mo
Crazeedi I have 4 currently also, #blameitonlitsy 😊❤ 8mo
Slajaunie I enjoyed the book. Have you read it? 8mo
julesG @Slajaunie Slowly working through it, to savour it, but also because I'm being interrupted a lot. 😔 8mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Only 4 😂😂😂 8mo
julesG @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Now that I've given it a bit of thought, I think it's actually six. 8mo
Kalalalatja Nope, although I do gush about Chris Riddell quite a bit, but I haven‘t posted anything about this particular book 😄 8mo
julesG @Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm - I checked back and it was @scorpiobookdreams who recommended the book to me and made me get the illustrated edition. 😁 8mo
Sarah83 Looks great 😍 8mo
Slajaunie I understand. 8mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, I admire your book juggling abilities ☺️ 8mo
julesG @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I'm a true Aries. Quick to start something new, but needs pushing to see it through to the end. 😁 8mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, I‘m a Sagittarius 🤔 unsure what effect that has on my reading style (I do tend to stick to one book tho. If I start something else before the first one is finished - it usually doesn‘t get finished) 8mo
julesG @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I wish I could stick to one book at a time. 8mo
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Lcsmcat
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I really enjoyed this audiobook even though there were a few mispronounced words. I was slightly bothered by how the MC always seemed to make connections with famous people in every era, but not enough to mar my enjoyment.

julesG Mispronounced words? 8mo
rretzler Ugh. I hate mispronunciations. That would really turn me off! 8mo
Lcsmcat @julesG @rretzler It was only one or two words and they didn‘t occur often (which is why I can‘t remember what they were) but it was jarring in an otherwise good production. 8mo
rachaich I was recommending this yesterday 😊 8mo
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We had our monthly meeting today of #ThePoconoBookClub, discussing the tagged book, which everyone adored. 4 and 5 stars all around! My accompaniment was: a grilled chicken-arugula-pesto pizza and unsweetened iced tea. MMMMmmm 😋!

Tomorrow we‘re getting together for our first #DinnerNMovie meeting! It‘s a bonus meeting to get together more often. We‘ll be watching “Pet Sematary” then grabbing some steak afterward to compare book and film! 😁

Stacypatrice That looks delicious!!! 8mo
squirrelbrain Yummy pizza! 😋 8mo
RadicalReader Pizza looks delicious 8mo
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Jennick2004 😱 yum!! And agree Book was great...I adore Matt haig! 8mo
LibrarianRyan Yum. Have fun. 8mo
8little_paws This looks crazy delicious! 8mo
annahenke Cool! I‘ll have to add that one to my list! 8mo
JacqMac Good to know. This one is on my TBR. 8mo
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#BookNDinner! Same as the other night almost. Accompaniment this gray and snowy evening was: stir fry consisting of baby bella mushrooms, broccoli florets, sliced carrots, green beans, and rotisserie chicken breast strips, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, and topped with various Italian seasonings and shaved parmesan cheese. And lemon zest mineral water. I‘m liking this healthy entree! Anyone have some guess as to the nutritonal stats on this?

annahenke Yummy! How‘s the book? Been thinking about picking this one up. 8mo
Aseleener If you're cutting carbs, I highly recommend an app called Carb Manager for calculating nutrition information. It has a great database of foods. Great job on the healthy eating! 8mo
8little_paws Looks delicious! 8mo
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Leftcoastzen Yummy 8mo
BarbaraJean ...but... where are the TOTS?! 😂😁 8mo
Lcsmcat How are you liking the book? I‘m listening to it on audio now, and was wondering how it was in print. 8mo
MrBook @Lcsmcat @annahenke Wonderful! 😁 (edited) 8mo
MrBook @BarbaraJean *grumbles* Cutting back on them. 😩 8mo
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#BookNDinner. MrBook cooks for one now ?. MrBook likes to cook for people *sighs*. MrBook is trying to eat healthier *grumbles*.

Accompaniment this crisp evening: stir fry consisting of broccoli florets, green beans, sliced carrots, & sliced baby bella mushrooms, sautéed in Tuscan Herb and Chiquitita olive oils, sprinkled w/ various Italian seasonings, and topped with shaved parmesan cheese. With sparkling lemon zest mineral water.

Want some?

Literary_Siren Looks delicious! 😋 8mo
catebutler This looks and sounds delicious! 8mo
Crazeedi Looking yummy!!!😁 8mo
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Lauram I ate onion rings and ranch dip. Your dinner looks great! 8mo
gibblr I will def take some!! 8mo
Clwojick If it‘s got broccoli and mushrooms it‘s gotta be a great dinner. ♥️ 8mo
SaturnDoo Yummmm😊❤❤❤👍👍👍 8mo
Leftcoastzen That looks yummy and healthy! 8mo
cobwebmoth Looks good! 8mo
CouronneDhiver Coming over! Party is at your place 👍🏽 8mo
rwmg Looks good to me 😋 8mo
JenReadsAlot Looks good! Its a big adjustment going at it alone! 8mo
Branwen It looks AWESOME! Great job! 🍽 8mo
TheSpineView Wow.. that looks yummy! I'll be right over! What kind of wind of wine should I bring? Lol!🤣 8mo
Sarah83 Looks great 😍👍 8mo
Megabooks Looks great! I‘m sorry about the end of your relationship. I‘m not a relationship person, so I don‘t have great wisdom, but you have a lot of support here and hopefully IRL, too. Take care, friend. I‘d give you a hug if I could! (I‘d also eat a meal with you, too 😉🙂. 8mo
Avanders I missed something big ☹️💔 Hope everyone‘s okay. 8mo
MrBook @Avanders I‘ve lost your number. If you want to text me sometime, that would be delightful! 8mo
Avanders Oic 😁 👌🏽 8mo
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