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Recursion
Recursion | Blake Crouch
A breath-taking exploration of memory and what it means to be human, Recursion is the follow-up novel to the smash-hit thriller, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch. What if someone could rewrite your entire life? 'My son has been erased.' Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death, only to learn that this wasnt an isolated case. All across the country, people are waking up to lives different than the ones they fell asleep to. Are they suffering from False Memory Syndrome, a mysterious, new disease that afflicts people with vivid memories of a life they never lived? Or is something far more sinister behind the fracturing of reality all around him? Miles away, neuroscientist Helena Smith is developing a technology that allows us to preserve our most intense memories, and relive them. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. Barrys search for the truth leads him on an impossible, astonishing journey, as he discovers that Helenas work has yielded a terrifying gift the ability not just to preserve memories, but to remake them . . . at the risk of destroying what it means to be human.
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michellelav
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This was an interesting book. I really enjoyed it the way it made me think.. The characters are very likable and you feel yourself wanting more of them after the book is complete 🥰 memories, so important ❤️

BethM I liked this. Equally enjoyed Dark Matter. 2d
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TheSpineView
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛📚💛 1w
Eggs Brilliant 💛📚💛 1w
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sblbooks
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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5🌟 My favorite type of Science Fiction: time travel, techno thriller. This was a page turner. I loved the quote about life with a cheat code.

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Pruzy
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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A good speculative fiction thriller that had me on the edge of my seat!

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Pruzy
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Book haul for April 8, 2024!

Went in for Recursion by Blake Crouch for my friends‘ bookclub. Came out with a few other titles from the remaindered tables 😆.

I‘ve heard great things about everything George Saunders has written, so Liberation Day seems as good a place as any to start.

I‘m a Ian McEwan fan, but wasn‘t sure if Lessons warranted a day one purchase so I‘m getting to it now.

And I need to read more King classics so Carrie it is!

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Bookpearl
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m at a loss for words, and that‘s rare! I‘m honored and appreciative. You‘ll never know how much this set my soul ablaze. Thank you!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww I‘m happy you like it!! Merry Christmas 🎄 ❤️ 7mo
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wanderinglynn
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#ihavequestions

1. The tagged isn‘t exactly a mystery but it involved a mysterious illness. And it‘s one of my top 10 reads this year.

2. Zero World

3. I don‘t really have a fave. It depends on the story. But generally, the cozy mystery.

RaeLovesToRead Oh man, I loved Recursion! 🙃 8mo
wanderinglynn @RaeLovesToRead And you weee the one who recommended it to me! 8mo
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wanderinglynn
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I just realized the puzzle I finished today is the same color as the book!

This was one of my 12/12/12 challenge. Huge thanks to Rae for recommending Recursion. What a wild, trippy ride! I started it & couldn‘t put it down. This was my first Blake Crouch book, but now I‘m going to go check out his other books.

TheSpineView Love when things match. 💛 Enjoyed Upgrade by Blake Crouch. 10mo
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView I‘ll definitely pick that one up! 👍🏻 10mo
RaeLovesToRead So glad you liked it!!! 🥰 And those kitties!!! 😍 10mo
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TheSpineView
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Eggs Lovely 💛🤗💛 1y
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terryduncan5719
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I completely enjoyed this book! It is science fiction and philosophy. I found the characters believable. I read Dark Matter first and was happy to have found Blake Crouch!

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CyaneFillion
Recursion | Blake Crouch
Mehso-so

I don't think Blake Crouch books are my thing... I tried Dark Matter but also did not like it. I just felt very bored throughout the story in Recursion. It felt like both the story contained way too little, yet too much at the same time. I thought maybe this could have been a really strong short story of maybe 100 pages, but it's over 3x as long. I think I'll be giving up on this author.

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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#manicmonday #letterR @CBee @The_Penniless_Author

📖 Recursion (Blake Crouch), Royal Assassin (Hobb)
✒ JK Rowling
🎞 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
📺 Rick & Morty
🎤 RICKY MARTIN, Röyksopp, Rihanna, Rita Ora
🎶 Running up that Hill (Kate Bush), Ride It (Regard)

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Arvena
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book is amazing combination of time traveling, alternated lifetimes, mind bending and even horrifying ideas.
It is a weird, compelling and oddly romantic book. It's fascinating, confusing and brilliant!

AvidReader25 I really enjoyed this one! 2y
BkClubCare Wow- if I didn‘t already have it stacked, I would. Great review 2y
terryduncan5719 I read Dark Matter and Recursion and thoroughly enjoyed them. Will check this one out! 1y
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gossamerchild
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Though I have some quibbles with the world building and character building, I really flew through this one. I can absolutely see it as a movie. Very entertaining.

#bookspinbingo #teamslaughter #scarathlon2022 @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Betty_Boa
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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On pg. 64 ( When Barry sneaks into Hotel Memory and is sitting at the Bar eavesdropping that convo.) 🤯 Like WTF it's getting good.

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bookaholic1
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#65
Can you imagine...would you want to?
Not me..

The.Great.Catsby This book blew my mind away. Omg. 2y
bookaholic1 @The.Great.Catsby yes..it was a different kind of read 2y
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TieDyeDude
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Oof, totally missed the opening day for #fallingforfallswap
Thank you @BethM - Work is a b**** lately, so comfy socks, tasty tea and a cozy read sounds excellent! The sci fi book sounds cool, too. #fffs

Avanders Yay!! And recursion 🙌🏽🙌🏽 🍁🍂🎃🫶🏽 2y
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Soubhiville
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Wow, fast paced scifi thriller roller coaster of a book! The cover art that‘s a maze and infinity symbol is apt.

This is my first Blake Crouch, and now I‘m looking forward to trying another. I didn‘t want to stop reading, it‘s fully engrossing.

Thanks @AmyG I had fun immersing myself in this crazy ride!

Soubhiville Also I think this has great movie/series potential! 2y
Addison_Reads Crouch is a master of the sci-fi thriller genre. His books always make me feel like there's a movie playing in my mind while I read. So glad you enjoyed it! 2y
AmyG I am so happy you liked it. I am not a huge sci-fi fan but I love his books. @Addison_Reads Yes to the movie in my mind. 2y
marleed I love your yellow shelf of books! 2y
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Dragon
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Wow! That‘s all I can say. A great audiobook- lots of ideas and action. If you‘re in the mood for some mind bending timey wimey adventures with a touch of romance , this audiobook is for you. It was due on Libby and I hadn‘t even started it so spent the last two days listening- so absorbing. 👍👍

The.Great.Catsby This book blew my mind away. If you haven't read Dark Matter yet, definitely read it! If you have, which one did you like better? 2y
Dragon Thanks @The.Great.Catsby I read Dark Matter awhile ago and enjoyed it but I think Recursion is my new favourite. I‘m on hold for Upgrade on the Libby App 💚🐉 2y
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Soubhiville
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Pulled together my July #BookspinBingo list. So many on here I can hardly wait to read. Can‘t wait to see what numbers you draw @TheAromaofBooks . 💕📚

RaeLovesToRead Recursion is great! I have a few of these others on my TBR too (YMAFODWYB / One Last Stop) and on my radar (American Hippo) 👀 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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BookBelle84
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Crouch has mastered the techno thriller that's for sure. This was not only a great read but I found it really thought provoking. Looking at the nature of memory and how everything is linked. Whether our lives would be better if we could go back in time and change the past, the effects such changes would have on us and others. The author showed how life should not be lived looking backward but in moving forward. A great book club discussion!

DisneyFan For such a complicated topic, I liked the author‘s simple handling of the technicalities. It was a fun fast read that had me thinking about the book for weeks after! 2y
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claudiuo
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Not making a lot of progress with my #BookSpins so I chose to read a #Roll100 pick instead (almost a pick, the #1 pick was 49 but I already read that in January and this was no 48). And I loved it.

The premise is confusing and in some parts quite unclear IMO, but this is what a great SciFi book is for me: start with an idea more or less explained and use it to explore characters' actions and inner lives and the impact on the society. A pick!

PuddleJumper That's great! 2y
Nute I have purchased all of his books and haven‘t read any of them yet. I think that I am worried that they might not live up to the hype.🥴 2y
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TheSpineView
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Interstellar

Klou Oooh fab choice!! 2y
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natashalb
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I recently read his other book, Dark Matter and quickly wanted to read this, which I thought was even better. As cases of False Memory Syndrome increase globally Detective Barry Sutton and Neuroscientist Helena Smith are drawn into the world of memory, physics, reality and the power of the human mind after Helena invents a powerful chair.

Sharpeipup Love the cover! 2y
jlhammar So good! Can't wait for his new one. 2y
natashalb @jlhammar I know I have it on reserve on Amazon! ☺️ 2y
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The_Literary_Jedi
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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📚📚📚📚📚 This book is awesome. Slow at the beginning but by page 67 the dark twisting truth begins to unsettle you and by page 88…you realize how out of depth you are and it‘s brilliant. The rest of the story flys by. I sat down at 1600 and finished at 1920; the book is THAT good.

Bklover Okay, I think I‘ll have to give this another shot. I read about the first thirty pages and bailed. It sounds so good! 2y
The_Literary_Jedi @Bklover - I nearly did the same because it wasn‘t capturing my attention but it got there 😁 2y
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yvil
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Not exactly an easy read at times, but definitely a good one. It had me feeling that sense of hope and desperation throughout. feb2022

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nosferatu
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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A great read from start to finish, filled with crazy plot twists and surprises that somehow work. I can‘t even begin to imagine the amount of work that must have gone into plotting this novel.

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Avanders
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Here‘s my #Top21of2021 **in no particular order** … of course there‘s time for it to change still 😁

And I could only add 20, so 21 (still no order) is: The Girl From the Other Side

And of these, my TOP 4 (in the order in which I read them):
1. Recursion
2. Sun Down Motel
3. The Other Black Girl
4. Velvet Was the Night

#AVeryMerryReadathon

IndoorDame I loved The Sun Down Motel! 3y
Bookwormjillk Ohhh now I want to re-read the Louise Penny books 3y
TheSpineView Ahhh.. so many good ones! 3y
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RaeLovesToRead I LOVED Recursion!!!!! 3y
BethM Recursion was soooo good! He needs to write another book soon like that or Dark Matter. 3y
Avanders @BethM *so* agree! 3y
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TheSpineView
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#GreatfulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Yellow

I'm ready for another book by Blake Crouch!💛📙

RaeLovesToRead This book was amazing! 3y
TH3F4LC0N Yo this book was one of the best SF books I‘d read in a long time. Really mind-bending! 3y
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 👍🏼 💛 3y
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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Oh my days... this book... How the heck am I supposed to get to sleep now? I'm an emotional wreck 😵😶

Tense, mind-warping, sci fi thriller that (for me, at least) packed a surprising emotional punch.

I'm not going to think too hard about whether the concept would have worked irl. It's a rollercoaster ride of a book and I now need time to recover & digest.

I think this might be 5 stars just for getting me in the feels and hijacking my evening.

DaveGreen7777 You‘ve convinced me that I need to check this book out! 😱 3y
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 It's very fast paced, clever & original 😊😁 3y
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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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And now for something completely different... 😁

So far the fast paced, straight-to-the-point writing style is reminding me of my old fave Harlan Coben... I'd probably enjoy books like this more if I wasn't a doctor... every time medical stuff happens I have to suspend my disbelief and it's a stretch... Enjoying it so far 💙

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MommyOfTwo
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I absolutely loved this book! What if you could go back to any point in your life and change it and continue to live from that point on? What happens if this technology gets out and everyone is doing it? What happens if you keep doing it over and over? This is my second book by this author and I was afraid to start it because I loved the other one so much and didn‘t want to be disappointed, I was not! Cant wait to grab another book by him.

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Kleblanc
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Halfway through & loving it so far!

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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Thanks for the tag @Yuki_Onna

1) Nope... I always seem to miss the messages that recruit for these games! I've got a lot on this month, so it's probably for the best.

2) Tagged

What are your October picks? @Chrissyreadit @Beatlefan129 @DaveGreen7777 @peanutnine @Mandoul @Ruthiella @vivastory @Curiouser_and_curiouser @FantasyChick @batsy

batsy Thank you for the tag! I still haven't thought about my October spooky read(s) 😅 3y
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MommyOfTwo
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Happy National Coffee Day! ☕️
What better way to start it out then with coffee, breakfast and a new book!
#Nationalcoffeeday

LibrarianRyan love that bookmark 3y
MommyOfTwo @LibrarianRyan I know, it‘s great! 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Time Warp.

This book is a wild time warping ride! Sadly, no one actually does the Time Warp dance in the book, but time is indeed warped.

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Kris10H
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dark Matter (also by Crouch) still has me thinking, and I read it a few years ago! Recursion is going to keep me thinking about Crouch. He has a handle on the logistics of time-travel that few movies and books have. Science fiction isn't usually my thing, but I'm starting to rethink that. I now have all his books on my neverending TBR pile.

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Ericalambbrown
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Heads up, Nerds! Blake Crouch is doing an event on 9/14 for his local library - the Southwest La Plata Library District - and it will be streamed on FB live.

Here‘s the link to the library page: https://swlplibrarydistrict.org/home/my-calendar/

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RaeLovesToRead
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Still can't remember which one of you tempted me into purchasing a book trolley but it was an EXCELLENT decision 💕
(Some of) my TBR now has wheels 🥰 (1/2)

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Cathy_J
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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🤯 Wow. Blake Crouch must have an incredible imagination. This was a great book. People start to experience False Memory Syndrome (FMS), remembering lives they never lived. When NYC cop Barry Sutton starts to investigate, he could not possibly be prepared for what he finds. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ What a ride 😋

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Ericalambbrown
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book is bonkers, y‘all! I couldn‘t put it down. I finished it up during our usual Forged in Fire TV night because I just had to find out how it ended. I love this author and his particular brand of science nerd thriller. This could be an amazing series in the proper hands! So good if you like earthbound sci-fi.

BookwormAHN I loved it 😺 3y
BookwormAHN If you haven‘t read it his Dark Matter is also fantastic. 3y
Ericalambbrown @BookwormAHN I did! That was the first of his I picked up after watching Wayward Pines and researching to find out who wrote that. I loved it as well. He‘s so good! 3y
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TheSuspenseIsThrillingMe I have Dark Matter on my shelf and this one on my list to get. This one sounds so good! 3y
Ericalambbrown @Dark.Side.of.the.Tome I loved both Dark Matter and this one. So trippy, twisty, “what if” sciency goodness!🥰 3y
TheSuspenseIsThrillingMe @Ericalambbrown right up my alley! Will have to bump them up my list to get to soon. 3y
SheReadsAndWrites I LOVE his books!!! 3y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Selling quite a few books on PangoBooks, which is an app where you can buy and sell books. I have a lot of #botm books on there for $5. If you spend $25+ you get free shipping.
#selling #sellingbooks #bookstagram #bibliophile

LibrarianRyan thanks 3y
rather_be_reading never heard it. ill have to check it out! 3y
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The_Heeler_Booklife @LibrarianRyan ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Laughterhp I‘ve never heard of this app. I‘ll have to check it out. I normally just put them in my LFL. 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Laughterhp I only heard of it from a booktuber. What is LFL? 🙈 3y
Laughterhp Little free library 😊 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Laughterhp oooh. Gotcha. I thought of putting my books in one, but I have like 80 books to get rid of (I sold 40, so now I have 40 to get rid of). But, I live in a Mormon town, so I don‘t think some of my books people would read. 3y
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lanecannon
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What a page turner!! I usually am not a sci-fi fan but Blake Crouch's writing is just outstanding!!

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DHill
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So-so. My least favorite by Blake Crouch. Too much of the same over and over and over.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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jenreads7 I love this cover and this story! 🤩😍 3y
BethM So good. 3y
Eggs Perfect ♾ 3y
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TheSpineView
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Eggs Perfect 🧡📒🌼💛 3y
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RaeLovesToRead
Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Here are my lovely, new, shiny books!

I loved the first Good Girl book, so I'm looking forward to the sequel.

Mum chose The Dinner Guest (on the basis that we have read some really bad books about dinners so have to find a good one soon!)

Recursion I found on Goodreads.

Prisoners of Geography looks amazing.

And finally, I just love the cover for When No One is Watching. Not read Alyssa Cole before.

Was great to get back to Waterstones ❤❤

Erinsuereads I love Alyssa cole! 3y
RaeLovesToRead @ErinSueMreads This will be my first! I know she usually writes romance, but I love thrillers so I'll try this one first 😊 3y
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DHill
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This has been on my TBR for a while and I‘m excited to finally get started.