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Me | Elton John
In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the upcoming film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time. Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three, he was on his first tour of America, facing an astonished audience in his tight silver hotpants, bare legs and a T-shirt with ROCK AND ROLL emblazoned across it in sequins. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again. His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation. All the while, Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade. In Me Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you, by a living legend.
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BookishRedhead
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What a ride!
How honest, funny and isn't scared to say what he thinks.
Elton is great inside and out.
I wanna hug him and tell him how amazing he is.
He is still standing!

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Bookwormjillk
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This book was a ton of fun. Even in the serious parts he didn‘t take himself too seriously. I loved the snarky comments by and about Rod Stewart and the descriptions of his outfits. #NFNov

Clwojick OH! I need to get my hands on this. 6 pt. 2d
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Tiffiney
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I absolutely loved this book! Autobiographies can be hit or miss…this is a definite hit. It‘s a very open and honest book. I love the way he opens up and gets real about himself and his life. I have a new found respect for Elton now. Definitely in my top 5 for 2019.

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Lindy
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The first time I met John Lennon he was dancing with Tony King [Apple Records general manager in the US]. Nothing unusual in that, other than the fact they weren‘t in a nightclub, there was no music playing, and Tony was in full drag as Queen Elizabeth II.

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Lindy
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Elton John has not led a boring life, so this kept me interested. Performing since he was 15—in a local pub where he escaped out a window whenever fights broke out—and rising to superstardom, recording over 40 albums, throwing spectacular tantrums, going on shopping sprees, dancing with Queen Elizabeth, AIDS charity work, his two marriages, his costumes, recovery from multiple addictions… whew. John reads the 1st & last chapters of the #audiobook.

britt_brooke Loved this! 6d
Lindy @britt_brooke 😁👍 6d
AnneCecilie I‘ve bought this and hope to get to it soon. 6d
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Megabooks Reading now, but slowly! He just started writing with Bernie. 6d
Lindy @Megabooks I enjoyed hearing how Bernie remains a constant in his life, and from such a serendipitous start. 5d
Lindy @AnneCecilie 👍Enjoy! 5d
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Lindy
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But if Queen‘s most famous song sailed over my head at first, I got Freddie Mercury straight away. From the minute I met him, I loved him. As was tradition, he got given a drag name: Melina, after Melina Mercouri the Greek actress.
(Internet photo)

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Lindy
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I learned how to make cyanotype prints yesterday. #audiocrafting (Also, as usual, listening to a musician‘s autobiography makes me want to listen to their music. Haven‘t figured out how to do both at the same time.)

wanderinglynn Very cool! 👍🏻 7d
AnneCecilie How do you find his memoir so far? 7d
Lindy @AnneCecilie It‘s holding my interest. He‘s frank about his years of bad behaviour, and what it took for him to finally get help for his addictions. 7d
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Hooked_on_books That‘s gorgeous! 7d
Lindy @Hooked_on_books Thanks! This was just a test piece, but I think I can make the fabric into something interesting. 7d
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Bookwormjillk
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#TIL that Elton John‘s real name is Reg. #NFNov

(Unrelated picture of a hike last weekend. I can only post this book cover so many times 😜)

Clwojick 😆 I did not know that! 4 pt. 7d
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britt_brooke
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DAY 7 #iconic | 🎹👓🎤🕺🏻🎼📝🤘🏻

#MOvember
@Cinfhen

BarbaraBB Great choice! 1w
Cinfhen I‘m just mad about this cover 🤩I‘m not so interested to read his story but THAT COVER is taunting me 1w
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Cinfhen lolol same here! So in love with the cover! 1w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s such a gorgeous cover! 🤩 I loved the book, too. 5⭐️. I like him, but I‘m not some super fan. I just love a good celebrity memoir/autobiography. 1w
Cinfhen Maybe I can buy a poster @Jee_HookedOnBookz 🤪 1w
Cinfhen I saw Rocket Man in the theatre a few months ago so I feel like I got his story but there is something special about reading someone‘s personal memoir 1w
Cinfhen I‘m sure I‘ll cave at some point 1w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I haven‘t seen the film, but I know what you mean. If you do read it sometime, I do not recommend the audio. You can hear the narrator sucking in air every time he takes a breath. It‘s annoying AF. 1w
ElizaMarie I loved Rocketman. I felt like they did such a good job at the artistry, telling the story and of course incorporated the amazing music!

Have you seen him in concert? My boyfriend (now husband) took me for my birthday a couple years ago. It was amazing!
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britt_brooke @ElizaMarie We saw him about 10 years ago in a smallish venue in Colorado Springs. He was gearing up for a big tour. When we arrived, someone who worked for him upgraded our tickets to front row. He had reserved the first two rows just to do this. I got to high-five Elton John so that was pretty awesome! It was a great show! 1w
ElizaMarie @britt_brooke Wow! That is so amazing!!!
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britt_brooke @ElizaMarie It was such a fun night! 💚 1w
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OriginalCyn620
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I couldn‘t decide between bookish coffee mugs and bookmarks as my #favoritebookishitem, so here is one of each from my collection! #gratefulreads

Mandoul Haha love the mug! 1w
umbrellagirl I have that bookmark too. 💙🦔 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 love the mug!!! 1w
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Chrissyreadit Love your mug! 1w
UnidragonFrag Cute bookmark and lol to that mug 😂 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I want that mug! 😁 1w
Bookzombie The bookmark is cute. I love the mug! 1w
rubyslippersreads I‘m addicted to both. 😊 1w
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Bookwormjillk
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#TIL that Someone Saved My Life Tonight was written after friends talked him out of marrying a woman. I love this book! I can‘t wait to binge listen this weekend. #NFNov

Clwojick 4pt 7d
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OriginalCyn620
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One of my current reads is this #nonfiction lovely! I‘m a big Elton fan and I find his life story fascinating.
🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
#gratefulreads

Megabooks I‘m curious about your thoughts. I‘m loving it. It feels very intimate! 1w
OriginalCyn620 I‘m loving it too! I saw Elton earlier this year on his farewell tour and he shared some of his stories throughout the show. He‘s a great storyteller! @Megabooks 1w
Bookwormjillk I just started this today and am loving it- to the point where I want to corner random co-workers and tell them about Elton John‘s childhood 1w
OriginalCyn620 @Bookwormjillk Ha! For the longest time I didn‘t know just how bad his childhood was. I knew that his father was a wanker but until Rocketman I didn‘t know his mom was too. 1w
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TheEllieMo
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What I gotta do to make you love me
What I gotta do to make you care
What do I do when lightnin' strikes me
And I wake to find that you're not there?
What I got to do to make you want me?
What I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
#Sorry seems to be the hardest word

A different song entirely but this is what came to mind with today‘s #Movember prompt

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ok, I admit....Sir Elton wins this round 🙌🏻❤️ 1w
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Megabooks
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@Cinfhen look what I ordered! So pretty! 😍😍 Excited to start.

#nfnov #newin

Lifeisasnap How is it? 2w
Megabooks I‘m starting it now. 🤞🏻 it‘s good! (edited) 2w
4thhouseontheleft Ooohhh.... I think I just found what I want to read for the 🎵 prompt for #nonfiction2019! 2w
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Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @Lifeisasnap I‘m really enjoying it so far!! (edited) 2w
OriginalCyn620 I just started this too! I love Elton! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Megabooks It‘s a ~22 week waitlist at the library! 😫 2w
Megabooks @OriginalCyn620 Yay! Me too, and he‘s such an interesting person. 2w
Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft That‘s why I bought! 2w
rsteve388 1 pt 2w
Cinfhen Is the cover alone worth it??? 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen The book is gorgeous, and so far the writing feels like I‘m sitting and having a conversation with Elton. It‘s like sitting with a parent and just having them explain life as they see it. The book has an intimate feel I‘m really enjoying!!! 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I say “parent” because my parents are boomers and right at his age. I get the feeling you‘re about 10 years older than I am, but my mom was 35 when she had me, so our parents may not be that different in age. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Elton was born in 47. 1w
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SassyBookworm
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This was an amazingly insightful autobiography by Elton John! From very humble beginnings to becoming a legend and all the crazy things in between! What a roller coaster of a life he has had. It was amazing read and of course so neat with all the name drops of so many famous artist!

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LittleMummyMe
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I really enjoyed this book. I enjoy many Elton John songs but I'm not a huge fan. I really thought I'd enjoy the book though and I wasn't dissapointed.

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Merethebookgal
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Bucket list item checked off my list! It was an amazing performance and I‘m looking forward to reading the book!

Soubhiville 😲 wow, how amazing! 2w
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘m #lookingforwardtoreading these titles this month! Most of these are on my #kindle, so it will get lots of love!
#gratefulreads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices 📚💗 2w
LittleMummyMe I just finished reading Elton John Me tonight, I really enjoyed it. I have the Norse mythology book on reserve at my library. 2w
OriginalCyn620 @LittleMummyMe I‘ve just started Me. I love Elton so I‘m sure I‘ll enjoy it! I can‘t wait to get to Norse Mythology! 2w
LittleMummyMe @OriginalCyn620 I am very eager to get that book too...I have to wait till m8d December. 2w
PurpleyPumpkin Excellent choices. Enjoy!😉 2w
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MellieAntoinette
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When the #currentlyreading stack is taller than you ... 😬 #bookworldproblems

SomedayAlmost 😆😆 2w
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LittleMummyMe
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I'm really enjoying Elton John Me.

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rachelm
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Love this idea of a #weeklyforecast!

📖am reading and will finish ME
📕will start A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD
🔈will finish NINTH HOUSE on audio
🔈will start THE TRESPASSER on audio

Cinfhen I‘m really curious about Me!!! Are you enjoying?? I just finished 3w
Cinfhen I totally want Me just for the cover!!!! Is that terrible????? 3w
rachelm @Cinfhen it‘s wonderful!! I‘m not even a super fan or anything, but he‘s just so honest and funny about everything 3w
Cinfhen Ok! You sold me because I‘m not a super fan either but I‘m so smitten with that cover 🤩 3w
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CarolynM
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I've been feeling restless and not settling to anything other than trashy romance novels just lately. I've started lots of books and liked them too much to officially bail, but not enough to keep reading and I've got plenty more I haven't started. So what's my solution for my little reading slump? Go the the bookshop and buy more books of course! #BookHaul

batsy Those Vintage editions of Murdoch are beautiful! 4w
CarolynM @batsy They certainly are. I couldn't resist them. I only bought ones I haven't read, I thought that showed great restraint🙂 4w
ManyWordsLater Start with the Cusk. 🤓 4w
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erzascarletbookgasm Agree on those pretty Vintage editions 😍. Haven‘t read Murdoch though. 4w
batsy Ha, well done! 😆 I've only read one of Murdoch's philosophy books; none of her novels. I took advantage of Book Depository's discount and ordered The Bell the other day 🙂 4w
CarolynM @erzascarletbookgasm I've read a few and they have all been interesting. @batsy How about a buddy read of The Bell? Murdoch always provides plenty of fodder for discussion. 4w
batsy @CarolynM I'd love that! Will let you know when I get my copy. 4w
LapReader I will have to check if I own The Bell if so I‘m gatecrashing your party @CarolynM and @batsy 4w
CarolynM @LapReader The more the merrier😃 4w
batsy @CarolynM @LapReader Yes, join us! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Ah! I don‘t have The Bell. If you‘re doing The Sea, The Sea, sometime in the future (if no one has read it) let me know. It‘ll ‘force‘ me to read it. @CarolynM @batsy @LapReader 3w
LapReader I‘ve got The Sea, The Sea @erzascarletbookgasm 3w
Cathythoughts These look good ... I hope they do the trick 😉👍🏻♥️ (edited) 3w
LeahBergen I do the same thing. 🙄 3w
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I have that one sitting on my shelf! 3w
BarbaraBB Maybe Murdoch will help. I love most of her books! 3w
BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm That one is soooo good! 3w
Centique I‘ve been doing the same thing since reading Brick Lane. Nothing‘s truly grabbing me so I‘m reading slowly getting through a couple of cosy mysteries. Hopefully normal service will resume shortly! 3w
CarolynM @Centique I've picked up the next Louise Penny. That's working so far🙂 3w
Rissreads 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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princesspeanutsmommy
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I read an authorized biography but looking forward to hearing his story straight from him. Concert 4/8/20 can't wait!

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I once high-fived Elton John. Colorado Springs, 2009. True Story. Tiny hands. Anyway, this autobiography is super entertaining! There‘s so much I didn‘t know. With zero sugar-coating, and a lot of humor, Sir Elton takes us through his incredible life. Music, fashion, heartache, addiction, etc. Plenty of name-dropping, which I guiltily devoured. I‘d love to have dinner with him. 👇🏻

britt_brooke My only complaint is with the audio narration. You can hear the intakes of breath and it‘s annoying as shit. (edited) 4w
overtheedge I'm so glad its good....cant wait to read it!! 4w
britt_brooke @overtheedge It‘s fabulous! 4w
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Crazeedi This sound great, I love him 4w
Blaire So cool that you shared a high five 🙌 with him!!! 4w
britt_brooke @Crazeedi It‘s so good! 4w
britt_brooke @Blaire Such a random thing! We attended a pre-tour type warm-up concert in a smaller venue, and though we had tickets, prior to the show, his “people” upgraded us to front row center. He had reserved the first 2 rows for this. It‘s was so cool! 4w
CallMeIshmael You are my spirit animal 4w
Kimberlone I saw him play in anchorage, AK in 2008 - the ticket was a present for graduating from high school! He is such an amazing performer even past his prome 4w
Crazeedi I watched his concert from behind and to the side of him, we had seats basically on stage but off to the one side, it was strange seating, but I got to see his fingers tickle the ivory, and saw on a prompter the next song up! He played like 3 hrs nonstop, no opening band, just him, it was glorious 4w
britt_brooke @Kimberlone He‘s am amazing performer! 4w
britt_brooke @Crazeedi So cool to see those details! Our show was the same: 3 hours, just him and this piano. No opening act or band or anything. It felt very intimate. 💚 4w
Prairiegirl_reading I just saw him this month!! I still have the songs stuck in my head (not complaining). The show was amazing!! I‘m excited to get to this!! 4w
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading That‘s too funny! I have a couple of his songs stuck in mine just from reading this book. 😆 4w
Prairiegirl_reading @britt_brooke Spotify has the set list so I figured I‘d listen while reading. 😄 4w
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JacqMac
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Saturday trip to the bookstore! #bookhaul Two for the hubby, Me for me, and a Stephen King for the 13 year old. I might have to borrow that one.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 1pt
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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OriginalCyn620
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So, my book buying ban is now effectively ruined...
🤷🏻‍♀️

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Sara_Planz
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This was fabulous!!! A walk through a large history of rock and roll, his own career and all the facets of celebrity. Elton does not hold back and really creates a complete picture of a life without compare.

JacqMac Yay! I‘m looking forward to it. 1mo
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SassyPants617
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I preordered this over a month ago and it‘s finally in my hands! I‘m so excited to read this. I love Elton John 😍

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hermyknee
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??? just started this one at the gym today!

#bfcr4
Gym 2/3: two 60 minute workouts!
Homemade meals: 1/3 chicken and broccoli and jalapeño cheddar biscuits ?
Books: just started the tagged book ♥️

@Caterina @BarbaraJean @Catlover23 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
britt_brooke I just got it from audible and hope to start it tomorrow. Love the cover! 1mo
rabbitprincess Ooh good choice of narrator on the audio producer's part! Did you see Rocketman? 1mo
BarbaraJean Awesome!! Making great progress this week! Meanwhile over here, I started a new audiobook today, went to the gym, and forgot my headphones. 😩 Worked out anyway. 💪🏼 1mo
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BlameJennyJane
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Next up! I can‘t recall the last time I went into a store on release day and bought a hard copy of a book at retail price. No discount. No pre-order. Just the realness and excitement of true book love. ❤️❤️❤️

Cinfhen It‘s worth the price JUST for THAT cover 🤩 1mo
BlameJennyJane I agree!! That cover is an experience!! 😍 1mo
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Moodyreader
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Ii am officially obsessed! I have the movie Rocketman, its soundtrack and now the book. I am EXCITED!

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bookishkris
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So I totally forgot I had preordered this 🤦🏻‍♀️ Goodbye, I‘m going to read now.

Alora Forgotten preorders are the best gift! 😂 1mo
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nikhilcartoon
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hermyknee
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Squee!!! So excited.

TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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MallenNC
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Just saw Rocketman and it was great! I‘m even more excited to read Elton John‘s autobiography this fall.

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bookseller_cate
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Morning coffee with Elton, warming up for day two of #BookExpo19

#bookexpo #BEA

MellieAntoinette One of my most anticipated reads this year! Love the bag! 6mo
Cinfhen Jelly!!!!!!!! 6mo
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