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Our Souls at Night
Our Souls at Night: A novel | Kent Haruf
A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Harufs inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louiss wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. Their brave adventurestheir pleasures and their difficultiesare hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writers enduring contribution to American literature.This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
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So we went thrifting today. #sorrynotsorry So many of these are ones that were already on my TBR, although some were serendipity. And they‘re not all for me. Four of them are for my husband. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Chab256 A Prayer for Owen Meany...one of my all time favorites! 3w
Dcueto This picture made me excited for you! Happy reading! 3w
Lcsmcat @Chab256 Mine too. This will replace my paperback that‘s falling apart. 3w
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Lcsmcat @Dcueto Thanks! This should last me for a bit. 😀 3w
merelybookish Wow! Great haul. I love Munro and enjoyed the Ferrante series! 3w
Leftcoastzen Nice haul! 3w
Lcsmcat @merelybookish This was so perfect because I have (& have read) the first Ferrante, and they had just these 3. Love Munro too. My sister studied with her at Bennington and I‘ve been reading her ever since. 3w
merelybookish @Lcsmcat Lucky sister! I guess there was a hoax on Twitter today saying she had died. Fortunately not true! 3w
Lcsmcat @merelybookish Why do people do things like that? 3w
Amiable That‘s one impressive haul! 3w
Aimeesue Jane Gardam! And look at all those Europa Editions! I ❤️ French flaps. 😁 3w
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Look what has just arrived, Cindy! ❤️😘👍❤️😘👍

I love, love, love the little squirrel case. 🐿 🦔 🦉 It‘s perfect for the Penguin Moderns, as you demonstrated, 😁 but I‘ve checked already and my Kindle fits in it too! The bookmark is just too cute and, of course, both books look fabulous.

Thank you so much! 😘 @Cinfhen

Balibee146 Gorgeous ❤️❤️🐿️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Ahhh so lovely 👍❤️ 1mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💙💙 1mo
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TrishB Lovely ♥️ 1mo
ljuliel Isn‘t that little carrying tote the cutest thing ? 1mo
youneverarrived Lovely gifts 💕 1mo
Cinfhen Hurray 🐿❤️🐿♥️🐿♥️it took forever but I‘m glad it all arrived 😘 1mo
squirrelbrain It was worth waiting for @Cinfhen 😘 Ooh, and I‘m already planning a new set of stickers... 😁 1mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!!! New stickers!!!!!!! 1mo
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A smaller novel with short, to the point chapters. Easy to read and pretty enjoyable. I“m just not sure how I feel about the ending. Which I think is intentional. It ends in a place where I'm not sure how I feel about the characters. Are they suppose to be likeable, should we be rooting for them? If not, then what is the author trying to say to the reading. It works because it's a shorter read. Not sure I would even like it, if it were strung out

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I really enjoyed this quick read. It talks about life, loneliness, and relationships. You won‘t always agree with the characters‘ choices but you‘ll definitely understand their motivations. Definitely recommend.

Smrloomis I so enjoyed this book! I would even recommend the Netflix movie version if you‘re interested and can get it where you are. 2mo
Hazel2019 @Smrloomis I‘ll definitely check out the Netflix movie. Thanks for the suggestion! 2mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Movie version on Netflix was great! 2mo
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“I mean we‘re both alone. We‘ve been by ourselves for too long. For years. I‘m lonely. I think you might be too. I wonder if you would come and sleep in the night with me. And talk.”

A wonderful, quiet story about two old people that have an extraordinary relationship, finding solace through companionship.
#ayupaugust #pillowtalk

DivineDiana Perfect choice! 4mo
charl08 I have only heard great things about this one, must pick it up. 4mo
TrishB A lovely read 💕 4mo
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KarenUK Loved this one 💕 4mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve only read Benediction by the same author, but I see I already have this one stacked... great pick! 4mo
Cathythoughts Good choice 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cinfhen Lovely pick ♥️ 4mo
JennyM I only recently read this and, oh my heart, it was lovely 4mo
Reggie 😭😭😭this book. 4mo
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I loved this quiet, gentle book. A sweet summer read.

Congratulations on 250K, @Megabooks !

#25Etsy #giveaway

Megabooks I loved this book! Short and powerful. Thanks for entering! 4mo
Dolly I agree! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this book too! 4mo
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I didn't know until I looked for this image that this was made in to a Netflix movie- I will have to watch it now. I'm curious how they end it. This is a super fast read. I enjoyed his writing style, I think I'll read some of his earlier work. I read this for a reading challenge- I needed a book published posthumously. Sadly the author wrote this as he was dying of cancer I believe.

#kentharuf #oursoulsatnight #speedread

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What a beautiful, heartbreaking, breathtaking novel. It‘s a short, simple story, but it contains such depth and heart. The characters were so well fleshed out, they were truly three dimensional. Two lonely senior citizens find companionship with one another, and they‘re able to make each other happy for a while. This was the author‘s final novel, published posthumously. What an exquisite literary legacy to leave behind. Have tissues handy.

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1. Done
2. Can‘t eat Cheetos anymore
3. Both!
4. Probably donate it to Planned Parenthood or the local halfway house for domestic violence escapees
5. first grade, because I did not yet have adults pressuring me to do a bunch of extracurricular activities like piano lessons, cheerleading, various sports, marching band, scholars bowl...all that crap I didn‘t want to do but had to do so adults can live vicariously.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Sweet and spare and quiet. ❤️

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This was a gentle story of two elderly people who find comfort in one another in a unique way. It is a quiet, simple, and impactful story about companionship, regret, image, parenting, life choices, and family - that which we have and that which we make.

I look forward to reading more of Haruf‘s work, as this was my first. Any recommendations?


Blaire I highly recommend 5mo
thea-block Thank you for the recommendation @Blaire ! 5mo
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Airline travel sure is great for reading. This is a lovely, sweet book about a relationship between two older people whose spouses have died. It‘s quiet and tender and just what I needed to read while dealing with the stress of flying. Highly recommend.

Crazeedi Oh my goodness, I just NOW took a picture of the same plant I have on my porch! It just started to bloom again and I thought I would post, that is wild! I looked at this and thought maybe I posted in a time warp of something! I love this so beautiful 5mo
REPollock Oh wow @Crazeedi what a coincidence! You don‘t happen to live in Park Slope, do you? Because this was on someone‘s porch on my walk back from dinner last night. 5mo
Crazeedi @REPollock no I do not! But it's a gorgeous flower! My neighbor gave me mine! 5mo
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A beautiful little book about love and friendship in later life. And other people. Other people are the worst 💔

Thanks for sending me this @kaysworld1 - it was lovely to read it again.

kaysworld1 No problem, have you watched the movie on Netflix yet? 5mo
RachelO @kaysworld1 I haven‘t yet - I‘m very bad at films - but I will 😊 5mo
ClairesReads It‘s divine isn‘t it 5mo
Cathythoughts I loved this too. Read it for #remindsyouofyourhappyplace #booked2019 5mo
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Are they talking about Haruf‘s other books? Plainsong is still on my shelf to read.

Ruthiella I‘ve only read this title but I do believe his books are linked subtly. 5mo
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“I made up my mind I‘m not going to pay attention to what people think. I‘ve done that too long — all my life. I‘m not going to live that way any more.”

Decided to go for a reread - something I rarely do, but the lovely @kaysworld1 sent me this a few weeks back, and I decided it was time. Quote from p8 💔 - considerably more striking second time round!

Freespirit I loved this book! ❤️📚5️⃣🌟 5mo
TrishB I loved this book, only recently read it ❤️ 5mo
youneverarrived ❤this book 5mo
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Soo, I thought I would get together my #booked2019spring books read
#booked2019 #spring

7. Night orientated title - Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf
8. Cli-fi - Watermelon Snow, Liggett
9. Indigenous Author - Once Were Warriors, Duff
10. Features a Musician - Every Note Played, Genova
11. Social Media Focus - Friend Request, Marshall
12. Food or Beverage on Cover - Fatty O‘Learys Dinner Party, McCall Smith

Cinfhen Woohoo!! Well done!! Bring on #Summer💛 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job—thanks for the recap!! 6mo
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#maywrapup because I know I‘m not going to finish anything else tomorrow!
A great reading month for me with more non fiction than usual....
2 memoirs, 2 cookbooks (though full of wonderful writing and stories too), and 5 novels...
All enjoyable, and four 5 star reads!
Hard to pick a favorite but if I had to, it‘d be Tel Aviv....💕💕💕

Cinfhen I‘m sooooooo excited for Tel Aviv 💚💚💚thanks for sharing with me 😘😘😘😘😘 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, I want to read Our Souls at Night!! 6mo
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The second short, beautiful and heartbreaking book about human connection I‘ve read this week, and to also make me 😭!
(The other was The Traveling Cat Chronicles)
This simple story of love, loneliness and companionship in later years is so touching, so real.....I just loved Louis and Addie so much, and the interference from Addie‘s son was maddening! This book will really stay with me.
#nightorientedtitle #booked2019
#publishedposthumously #pop19

TrishB It‘s a great read 👍🏻 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Great review! I still need a book for the posthumous prompt, I‘ll consider this one. 6mo
mrsthilkey I ended up really not looking this book because of the son and how the book ended. Glad it worked for you!! 6mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one also. ♥️♥️ 6mo
mrsthilkey *liking 6mo
Cinfhen I KNEW you were going to love this one and the ending 😭😭😭😭WHY!!?!?? 6mo
Cinfhen OMG!!!! You have to read this one @4thhouseontheleft it‘s sooooo good and it‘s practically a one sitting read!!! And such a great choice for #pop19 (edited) 6mo
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#juststarted this one over breakfast..... I loved the first chapter so much!!! I have a really good feeling about this one....
#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
#pop19 #abookpublishedposthumously

Cinfhen Its sooooooo good!!!! Just get your tissues 😢😢😭😢😭 7mo
Cathythoughts I did this for #Booked2019 too for #remindsyouofyourhappyplace such a lovely book 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love loved this one!! 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Loved this one too! 7mo
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#BeatleMaynia #WhenIm64 The best book Ive read about love and companionship for those in their “later” years. 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

ReadingRover I haven‘t read this book but I saw the movie and I really liked it. You should check it out. 7mo
Cathythoughts Great choice 👍🏻♥️💔 7mo
Reggie 😭😭😭😭😭 7mo
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TrishB Loved this one too ❤️ 7mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to watch the film @ReadingRover Have any of you lovely Littens seen it @TrishB @Reggie @Cathythoughts ???? 7mo
TrishB I‘ve not seen the film as yet. 7mo
Honeybeebooks This title is one of the few universally liked by book club. There were misgivings about the casting in the film though. Definitely a pick. 7mo
Eggs I‘ve had this stacked a while ... 7mo
Cinfhen Go for it @Eggs it‘s a one sitting read....interesting about casting @Honeybeebooks what could be bad about Fonda and Redford????? (edited) 7mo
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A short, sweet story about a widow and a widower starting a relationship in their 70s. I loved the story. Her son was the worst! 😢
#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Megabooks Loved this one! 7mo
Cinfhen Such a heartwarming/ breaking story 💞💞💞💞💞 7mo
Reggie I loved this book!!! 7mo
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Short and powerful and heartbreaking.

TrishB Definitely 👍🏻 7mo
Libby1 Agree! 7mo
Kathrin @TrishB I was reading this for the Booked Challenge and I am just so glad that because of these challenges and the exchange between the readers I get to read stuff that I would probably never had picked up otherwise. 7mo
TrishB Yes, Litsy has broadened all our horizons! 7mo
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Hi @kaysworld1 !

What a lovely surprise through my letterbox this morning- thank you so much 😊. A beautiful Kent Haruf (which I don‘t own), a notebook (Perfect! I‘m getting through notebooks like 🚀 this year - had just started hunting for a new one!), and stickies 🍋🍉🍊.

Thank you Kay 😘


TrishB Lovely ❤️ I‘ve just read this one and really enjoyed it. 8mo
kaysworld1 I did it the other way around I watched the movie first then read the book (gospel book mistake) 🤦 8mo
RachelO @kaysworld1 😂😂 I didn‘t realise there was a film too! 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one. Hope you do too! 8mo
Cinfhen Beautiful story 8mo
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1 Watch footie ⚽️
2 Very lucky for family and friends ❤️
3 Tagged- loved it
4 Richard III, Eleanor of Aquitaine, William Marshall ❤️ couldn‘t pick one!
5 All the lovely Litsy people 😘

Cathythoughts Loved tagged book ♥️ 9mo
CouronneDhiver Me too! ⚽️ 9mo
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Ahhhh, I thought this was ❤️ and 💔, still have a lump in my throat now.
Why do people have to interfere? What‘s wrong with people being allowed to be happy?
Very short book....would never have read before Litsy! How he packed that much feeling into less than 200 pages is awesome.

KarenUK Reading this soon for a couple of challenges.... sounds lovely 💕 9mo
TrishB @KarenUK it‘s a lovely read, but still sad and poignant. 9mo
Reggie Yeah, her son was sooo awful. Especially at the end of their lives. Ughhhh!!!!! Otherwise, just lovely. 9mo
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TrishB @Reggie I literally wanted to punch him through the pages!! How dare he!! My mum remarried years after my dad died, I was so relieved she had someone else to share her life with. He was a horrible selfish man. (In the book- not my step-dad!) (edited) 9mo
Itchyfeetreader You have sold me this on this review 9mo
Kalalalatja It really is impressive how hard hitting a short book can be 💔 9mo
TrishB @Itchyfeetreader hope you like it 👍🏻 9mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja so impressive! 9mo
Tamra 😢 9mo
dfieb I loved this book. 9mo
TrishB @dfieb 👍🏻 9mo
Cathythoughts I loved it too Trish ♥️👍🏻 9mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts another one that will stay with me❤️ 9mo
Blaire Yes it is wonderful!! Also loved 9mo
TrishB @Blaire will definitely have a look at the others! 9mo
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Today was a better day. I‘m back into #LitsyWalkers again. I walked to the Little Free Library and I picked up the tagged book & a couple of self help ones as I‘m in a bit of a rut at the moment. I made the discovery today that I can gift books on Audible so if anyone wants Where the Crawdads Sing let me know. Also had a score at my building‘s book exchange this morning. I got a bag of books which nearly caused me to miss my tram. #green

Kaye Neat picture ..good for you for walking again. I hope the books are some you‘ll enjoy. 9mo
BookNAround I loved this book. It‘s lovely. 9mo
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What an imaginative idea for a story! Great book for mature minds as introspection is certain. Not for a reader that seeks high action. It hooked me early on. So simple yet so unexpected. I‘ll certainly read more Haruf.

cathysaid Haruf is one of my top five favorite authors ❤️ Try Plainsong - it‘s simply beautiful. 9mo
Dolly @cathysaid I have that book and I‘m looking forward to reading it! This was such a nice quick read to relax with. My other book has ~1400 pages and it‘s almost impossible to carry with me every day. 9mo
cathysaid @Dolly Wow! Now that‘s ambitious...and arm toning! 9mo
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Cathythoughts I recently read & loved this one too ♥️👍🏻 9mo
Smrloomis I completely agree. I had no idea who he was before I picked this up and I completely loved it. I even liked the movie adaptation (a rare thing for me at least)! 9mo
Dolly @Smrloomis A movie? Well I‘ll certainly check that out. Rare for me too. Thanks! 9mo
Smrloomis @Dolly sure! Although it might only be on Netflix 🤔 I‘m not sure. 9mo
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Oh, my heart 💔❤️ this was sweet and moving, all within a few hours of listening. I feel like there was so much to unpack in this, so I need to get my own copy at some point.

#NightOrientedTitle #Booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one too. It‘s just so deep, while also sweet and charming. 10mo
Cathythoughts Loved this too ♥️ 10mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!!! To everything you said in your review 💜 (edited) 10mo
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BarbaraBB Great review. Quite a special story indeed 💕 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. Loved this too! 10mo
youneverarrived I adore this book 💙 10mo
Suet624 💕💕💕💕 it‘s so tender. 9mo
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This book is unique and amazing. There should be more books about old people.

CouronneDhiver Agree!!! 10mo
youneverarrived Definitely! 10mo
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I took a sunny #audiowalk to the library while listening to the tagged book. I was only supposed to pick up the top four books about therapy and trauma. However, my shelves are lacking some “lighter” books at the moment, so I ended up with the bottom three as well 📚 #LibraryHaul

PatienceFortitude Turtles All the Way Down is not particularly light. Gets into some intense descriptions of mental health states. 10mo
Kalalalatja @PatienceFortitude Oh, I know, but Green‘s writing style feels “lighter” to me, than some of the other books on my tbr, so it was more in that way 😊 10mo
Johanna414 I liked That Inevitable Victorian Thing! 10mo
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BiblioLitten @Kalalalatja Last year, I picked up the same book by Green because I wanted to read something light, even though people told me it was intense. Something about his writing makes me put him in that category.🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
Kalalalatja @BiblioLitten maybe it is because he is a YA author, and something about YA just make the book seem lighter, in my head. Even though YA books often deal with very tough subjects. It is weird 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
kplovesbooks I just finished Turtles and it is an extremely easy to read book even though the subject matter is heavy. I flew through it; I was so involved I had read half before I even knew it!! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Just to let you know I‘ve sent you a tiny something for V Day but seem like the postal services are crazy lately..bummer it didn‘t arrive on time for V Day. Look out for it, yeah..🙂 10mo
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm oh you shouldn‘t have! But thank you lovely, I‘ll keep my eye out for it 😘💕 10mo
Kalalalatja @kplovesbooks now I want to read it even more! 🙌 10mo
kplovesbooks @Kalalalatja You'll love it!! It's the kind of story that stays with you. ❤ 10mo
youneverarrived Great haul! I was just recommended that Levine book a few days ago. 10mo
Suet624 Peter Levine 💕💕💕 9mo
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Short but heartwarming.

PurpleyPumpkin I finished this one recently too! Heartwarming and sad at the same time. I enjoyed it, though. 👍🏽 9mo
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Starting planning for quarter 2 of #booked2019 .....
Knocked out my #CliFi pick today with a super short kindle single from Lauren Groff...
Looking forward to my other picks (most of which double up as #pop19 picks too 😊👍)
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BookNAround I adored Our Souls at Night. 10mo
KarenUK @BookNAround oh yay! Looking forward to it 🤞💕 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m thinking of reading sweetbitter too and I LOVED 10mo
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Cinfhen Fun reads ahead 🤗🤗🤗🤗 10mo
BarbaraBB Lots of books I don‘t know. You‘re going fast! 10mo
Cathythoughts I just read Our Souls At Night for this challenge too ( for #remindsyouofyourhappyplace) soooo good 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
youneverarrived Tagged book is a quiet read, but in the best way 💙 look forward to seeing what you think of Sweetbitter. 10mo
KarenUK @youneverarrived I think I might like it, as an ex bartender/restaurant manager... 10mo
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#Booked2019 #RemindsYouOfYourHappyPlace What a beautiful book ♥️. I‘ll be thinking about this one for awhile... I‘m left with the thought , .... what happens when we try to be free ? When we want to love .... Thankyou @erzascarletbookgasm for the gift of this book 🙏🏻

Suzze This book was a-mazing! And his final book. 😢 10mo
TrishB I need to get to this one! 10mo
JennyM I also need to read this...I only ever hear wonderful things 10mo
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Blaire This book was so good! 10mo
Cinfhen Such a lovely story but man did those adult children piss me off!!! You‘re doing great with the challenge, Cathy!!! 10mo
Cathythoughts @Suzze it is a very good book 👍🏻♥️♥️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @JennyM yes! It‘s a good one 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @Blaire absolutely ♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I agree with your thoughts on this book 👍🏻. As for the challenge - I love it , must finish female detective this week. I was planning my spring books last night ... 💕💕🙏🏻 10mo
Cinfhen Planning for Spring 🙌🏻💚 10mo
batsy Sounds lovely 💕 I've heard only good things about this one. 10mo
Cathythoughts @batsy it‘s good ♥️♥️ 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m so happy you loved this beautiful book! ❤️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes, I really did 🙏🏻 10mo
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#MusicalNewYear #AlwaysLookOnTheBrightSideOfLife Holidays... over 🙁... but bright side ... they were great holls ... & it‘s always so lovely to come home .. a lovely 🌹 rose waiting in the garden for us & excited that tagged book is up next for #booked2019 happy place

Reggie Ohhhh I love this book. I hope you love it just as much. 10mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie that‘s good the hear .. I hope to start over the weekend ♥️ 10mo
Marina_h This is such a beautiful story. Sad but uplifting at the same time! 10mo
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Cathythoughts @Marina_h @Reggie I just took a peek at the first chapter... OMG it‘s brilliant ♥️✨✨ 10mo
Freespirit It‘s a beautiful book❤️ 10mo
TrishB Been on the fence with this one! Can‘t wait to see your review. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday ❤️ 10mo
Moray_Reads I loved this one, he's a wonderful writer 10mo
youneverarrived One of my favourite reads from last year. Hope you like it ❤️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @Freespirit 👍🏻♥️♥️ 10mo
Cathythoughts @trishb @Moray_Reads @youneverarrived I won‘t start it properly till I finish present read. But loving all your comments (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen Beautiful photo and lovely lovely read 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a beautiful 📸! Hope you‘ll love this book. 😘 10mo
vivastory I've only read one Haruf, but I loved it 10mo
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I felt very sad by this book. I understand that being alone is often simply part of growing old. I've read the articles that claim loneliness is a silent killer, and just as toxic as illnesses. How it lowers our immune systems, and even makes it harder to cover from surgeries. This book was very tender, but also a bit bleak.

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I was listening to The I-5 killer when it got returned. I was over 10 hours in and 45 minutes from being finished. I looked to check it out again or put a hold on it, but apparently it was taken out of the library‘s catalogue. That‘s fun.

I‘m about an hour into this short novel. I hope it‘s not very sad, though it already kind of is.

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My third and final read for January 1st, 2019! What a beautiful and beautifully written book!

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This was a short, simplistic listen that was only a little over 3 hours on audio. It was a gentle reminder that we tend to turn our thinking of the older generation into children again, when in reality they are wise and tender adults, capable of falling in love at any age, even over 70. A profound and bittersweet and subtle read. I didn't realize until after I finished this that the author wrote this while dying, and that reflects in his writing.

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My goodness, how I love his writing.
A truly memorable read, sparse in words but rich in meaning.

TiredLibrarian I loved this. It nearly broke my heart, but it was so well done. We also had a great discussion about it. 💕 11mo
rachaich @TiredLibrarian I watched the netflix adaptation today. Different ending... 11mo
TiredLibrarian @rachaich I was bothered by the book's ending, and yet I'm not sure I'd want to see it end differently! Did you like the movie? 11mo
rachaich @TiredLibrarian I did like the film as it wasn't trying to be too literary. I think I preferred that ending rather than that of the book! I felt the character of the son wasn't drawn out as much as the book. The grandson was great. Would you watch it? 11mo
rachaich @TiredLibrarian have you read any others? 11mo
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So thrilled to find this for one pound!
I love this author. I've also realised there's a Netflix film of this?

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Book or movie? Should classics stay between the pages or be adapted for modern audience? From #NewYearWhoDis reading list match @youneverarrived (🖤Into the Wild 🐺)

youneverarrived I love the film adaptation of Into the Wild! Really want to watch Our Souls at Night too. Such a beautiful, quiet book that one. 12mo
kaysworld1 3 great books there. I am currently reading our souls at night. Then film are great also x 11mo
Pricel101 Let me know how you liked Our Souls at Night! 11mo
samjmitchell I read this and it was a favourite! Now I have to watch the movie! 11mo
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Queen of Air and Darkness was my last book of the season, and my last book of the year for #Booked2018. 😃

Thanks so much for hosting this challenge, ladies. I read 24 really good books! Looking forward to next year.

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m thinking about participating in this next year. It looks like a great reading challenge. 12mo
sprainedbrain @Ashley_Nicoletto you should! I think I like the prompts for 2019 even better. (edited) 12mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 congrats on completing the challenge 🙌🏻💕looking forward to #Booked2019 12mo
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Cinfhen Join us @Ashley_Nicoletto 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Our Souls at Night was such a beautiful book! 12mo
sprainedbrain @WorldsOkayestStepMom Yes! It was my second Haruf and I have loved them both. ❤️ 12mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Cinfhen Do I need to sign up somewhere? I thought maybe at one point I had seen a google doc. (edited) 12mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you liked it, and congrats on finishing! 🎉🎉 if you enjoyed all 24 prompts, that‘s fantastic! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage WoooooHoooo!! Great job!! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ashley_Nicoletto Yes, there‘s a Google form to fill out so we can track your entries in our drawings. 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ashley_Nicoletto Details can be found in the sign-up link here: https://goo.gl/forms/5jbH9jk5TaNPTvKt2 12mo
NoConcernsForCarol Great job on your reading challenge 12mo
Butterfinger Good job. 12mo
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Touching. Loved it very much. Need to see the movie.



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Goodnight x

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Lovely quiet little novel. Will be checking out the Netflix movie this weekend.

Want to punch Gene in the face though.

CouronneDhiver Ha! Yep 12mo
sprainedbrain Agree. 🤬Gene. 12mo
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I saw this movie on Netflix, and ever since then I have really wanted to read it! Has anyone read it? Is it, like most adaptations, better than the movie? :p #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #mustread

CouronneDhiver I have! I enjoyed it 12mo
AWildMandaPanda @CouronneDhiver I am glad, I suspect that so will enjoy it. I thought the movie was very heartwarming so I am sure the book will be even more so :) 12mo
irre I haven‘t watched it but really liked the book. 12mo
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shadowspeak17 I haven‘t watched the movie, so I don‘t know how they compare, but the book was great. :) 12mo
AWildMandaPanda @irre @shadowspeak17 Thanks! I am glad you both enjoyed it, I think I‘ll need to pick up a copy :) 12mo
mreads I'm reading it right now, about 30 pages left. It's good and I'm going to check out the movie this weekend. I keep picturing Redford and Fonda as I'm reading 😀 12mo
AWildMandaPanda @mreads They did do a wonderful job in the movie :) and I am glad you are enjoying it! I will definitely have to read it :) 12mo
sprainedbrain There‘s a movie?!? I read the book a couple of months ago and LOVED it. 12mo
AWildMandaPanda @sprainedbrain Netflix made a movie and it was quite heartwarming. I am excited to read the book. If you have a chance to watch the movie I hope you enjoy it :) 12mo
DivineDiana Haven‘t seen the movie, but loved the book! 12mo
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I loved this little novella. It was such a charming, beautiful love story with a touch of heartbreak. It is 100% worth reading if you need a little palette cleanser between heavier, darker novels. 💖💖💖

Megabooks Agreed!! 12mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Megabooks 💕 it was so beautifully written! 12mo
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Quietly awesome seniors fall in love and learn adult children can still be dicks about propriety

BookNAround Such a beautiful and heartbreaking book. 12mo
Cinfhen That‘s a perfect review 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Laylafinn That son was a total dick 12mo
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Lizpixie Seriously perfect review👵🏻👴🏻💔 12mo
kellyann28 Could not agree more! 12mo
CouronneDhiver Yes. Sweet little story, otherwise 12mo
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