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Us Against You
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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MicrobeMom
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This is so apropos if our time! It is sad but true. 😔

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MicrobeMom
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Well now I have find out what happens after!

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dariazeoli
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#AuthorAMonth

I‘ve now read everything Backman has published! I have the paperback, but decided to listen to the audiobook for this one, and I‘m glad. The narrator did a nice job.

I became attached to the characters in the Beartown duology, none moreso than Benji. I worried for his safety, for his health, for his future. I think Backman makes his misunderstood characters so interesting, and this was no exception.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks It is a great audiobook! 4d
Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 2📚 13h
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dariazeoli
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#WeeklyForecast

📚#NewYearWhoDis: Finish ATGIB (also for #ATreeGrowsinBrooklynBuddyRead)
🎧#AuthorAMonth: Finish tagged book
📚Finish The No Complaining Rule
📚Continue #TheJoyfulVeganBuddyRead
📚Start Morningstar

HeatherBlue I loved Us Against You on audio!! So good!! 6d
dariazeoli @HeatherBlue I‘ve read everything by Backman but this is the first time I‘ve done audio with his books. I‘m so glad I did! 6d
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Eggs
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“Grief is a wild animal that drags us so far out into the darkness that we can‘t imagine ever getting home again. It hurts in such a way that you can never really figure out if it actually passes or if you just get used to it.”
Just spent another day with the characters of Beartown. Smart, poignant, eloquent❤️ The hockey game metaphor was brilliant. I recommend all of Backman‘s writing!
*5 Backman books January 2020*
#authoramonth2020

Soubhiville I‘ve read all his books now too. Looking forward to the next one (September, yeah?). You‘ve done amazingly this month! 2w
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Eggs Thanks @Soubhiville 💕 2w
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Eggs
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Starting my 5th Backman book for January. Sequel to Beartown. So far, I still have to choose A Man Called Ove as my favorite Backman. A new Backman will be released in September

What is your favorite Backman?

#authoramonth2020
@Soubhiville

Amiable Definitely “Ove” for me. 2w
Soubhiville Ove and Brit-Marie are my favorites, but I‘ve liked all of his novels. The novellas are good, but I prefer the novels. 2w
Prairiegirl_reading I loved Ove and Beartown. Both very powerful and emotional. It‘s hard to say which one I liked more. Currently reading Us Against You and it is also excellent. 2w
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Hollie I‘ve only read Ove but I really liked it. 2w
MissAimz_55 I didn‘t really care for this one which was disappointing Bc I loved Beartown so much 2w
Eggs @Amiable @Soubhiville @Prairiegirl_reading @Hollie @MissAimz_55 Thanks for responding👏🏻. I‘m close to finishing “Us” and it‘s as good as, or better than “Beartown”. I‘ve read all his books now—withdrawal symptoms approaching... 2w
Prairiegirl_reading @Eggs there is a new one coming this year! I think it‘s in September which I know is a long wait but at least within the year. 2w
Eggs @Prairiegirl_reading Will be here before you know it 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read Ove and Beartown, both very different from each other as you may already know. Powerful reads but I prefer Beartown. 2w
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Soubhiville
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I know Backman is hit or miss- some love him and some don‘t. I love him. I love his simple way of saying big things, and I love his characters.

I liked this just as much as Beartown.

I really hope he writes another down the road about little Alicia. I want more of her story. I‘ve seen the tot hockey players practicing before my husband‘s games, and there is nothing more hopeful and adorable. 🏒💚❤️

Bette Great picture 📸❤️👍 2w
Readswithcoffee I‘m a huge Backman fan! 2w
Hooked_on_books I loved these 2 books. I saw peewee hockey once at an NHL game and it was awesome. It was the swarm of locusts hockey technique. And the kids needed help getting back up after falling. And they loved every minute of it! The best. 2w
CareBear I love him too!! 2w
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derr.liz
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"The best friends of our childhoods are the loves of our lives, and they break our hearts in worse ways."

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Simona
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Mehso-so

For me, this is the fourth book by this author, and now I can officially say that his stories are not for me. I appreciate the themes in his works, but what makes me annoyed, is his writing style - which I find too sugary, especially with life wisdom/moralistic lessons... Too dramatic, often too clumsy and intrusive philosophical thoughts, but above all, too emotionally manipulative.
#AuthorAMonth2020
#ReadingEurope2020 #Sweden

Librarybelle I had started to read My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell... and couldn‘t finish it. It wasn‘t for me! 3w
Blaire @Librarybelle @simona I liked my grandmother but disliked Ove because it felt too intentionally emotionally manipulative. Have been thinking about trying beartown... (edited) 3w
BarbaraBB Kudos that you gave him 4 chances! 3w
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RachelO Oh that‘s interesting! I‘m planning to get to Ove at some point - we‘ll see how it goes... 3w
Flaneurette I've only read Ove and completely agree with your review! 3w
Simona @Librarybelle I read it to the end, but I was unimpressed 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Simona @Blaire I read Grandmother, Ove, Beartown and Us Against You and I think that the Beartown is the best of those four.... 3w
Simona @BarbaraBB I‘m done with him ... I think 😘 3w
Simona @RachelO He is so well loved author, crossing fingers that you will like his works 🤞😘 3w
Simona @Flaneurette He is an author who lacks diversity in writing style. Different stories, but same characterizations, dramatic events, emotional tension ... and manipulative writing style. 3w
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rachaich
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Excellent writing and s storyline that seemingly wasn't going anywhere but then you suddenly get drawn into the community and the film airy and the importance of acceptance and loyalties.

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Prairiegirl_reading
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I‘m on page 25 and this is just SO GOOD!! Fredrik Backman knows how to craft a sentence.
I was so excited to read this after I read Beartown but the publishing industry thought it was a good idea to release this in Canada in June instead of October. I‘m a bit of a seasonal reader so I put it off. 😕

Bookwormjillk Yes, this is definitely not summer reading 3w
marleed One of my favorite 2019 reads! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading @marleed it‘s already looking like a fave for 2020! I loved Beartown and this looking like more of the same. 😄 3w
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Prairiegirl_reading
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I‘ve been struggling to set goals and reading resolutions but this one I think I can manage. #goals

rubyslippersreads I‘ve always done this. 😊 2w
Prairiegirl_reading @rubyslippersreads I always multiple books on the go that‘s why I said I can handle this! 😄 2w
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rachaich
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Super excited to find this on line through my library. I adore his writing.

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Mrs_Organized_Chaos
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I have no words except for what an amazing sequel! If you havent read Beartown, it is a must read. Follow it up with this sequel....

Andrew65 Totally agree! 1mo
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marleed
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Having read Bear Town a couple months ago, I wanted to anticipate this book for a while. Although I preferred the storyline in the first book, It was still nice to curl up with these much loved characters to read their lives continue. ...I wouldn‘t recommend this book to those who haven‘t read the first because the character development in the original is so important to the sequel.

bookaholic1 I agree 😀 2mo
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MsLeah8417
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kristy_K
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Once again Backman eviscerated me. The sequel to Beartown was just as powerful and heartbreaking. Benji owns me heart and soul and it comes as no surprise that I cried multiple times while reading this. This is also a testament to Backman's translator who was able to so effectively translate his words. Backman is easily a top 5 author for me. I cannot wait to see what he writes next.

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Readswithcoffee I agree! I have liked/loved every Backman book I have read. 3mo
bookaholic1 I haven't read this book yet but coming up, I have loved all his books so far, his books to me are ones I don't want to read too fast incase I miss something 3mo
Kristy_K @Readswithcoffee Do you have a favorite? 3mo
Kristy_K @bookaholic1 I agree. I take my time with his books. 3mo
Readswithcoffee It is difficult to pick a favorite, but I have to go with “A Man Called Ove.” 3mo
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cherinium
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Everything I loved about Beartown was just beaten to death in the sequel. I finished it out of love for the characters, but really just wish Backman had left it alone. All of his insightful observations about human nature grew tired very quickly this time around. Very disappointed. #audible #audiobook #unpopularopinion #nosequelneeded 🏒🏒🏒

Aswenson Totally agree! 3mo
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thewallflower0707
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It pains me to say this but this was NOT GOOD. The definition of an unnecessary sequel. The author just uses the same language & plot points like in Beartown, except this time without the deeper meaning & the emotional effects. A huge part of the book is just repeating events that happened in Beartown until I was tired. There is a lot of unnecessary violence and the new characters just didn‘t make me care so much.
⭐️⭐️,5

*photo of Stockholm

Libby1 Oh dear. I have this and was looking forward to it. I hope you find your next book more enjoyable! 4mo
thewallflower0707 @Libby1 I mean Beartown was pretty much perfect in my eyes so I had huge expectations for the sequel obviously. Us against You does have a very high rating on Goodreads so hopefully you will enjoy it more! 4mo
Libby1 😊 I loved Beartown too, although, inexplicably, it was called The Scandal in the UK. What will you read next? 4mo
thewallflower0707 @Libby1 I haven‘t decided yet, but I have Britt-Marie was here from the same author on my kindle, but I think I‘m going to read something else before that to get a break From the author 😅 4mo
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cherinium
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I'm not quite sure how I feel about this sequel so far. I absolutely loved Beartown and was really looking forward this. At this stage, it's been nothing but rehashing what happened in Beartown. It's just not working for me, and I am terribly disappointed. Can anyone tell me that it has anything new to offer?

Megabooks I thought it was okay but not as good as Beartown. I wish he had just left it alone. 4mo
cherinium @Megabooks That is exactly what I've been thinking! Why did he have to revisit it to hammer home the same points? I personally thought the ending of Beartown was perfect. I don't think it needed anything more. 4mo
thewallflower0707 EXACTLY. He just said the same thing, the few storylines in the sequel were awfully similar to Beartown, only there was a lot more violence and some characters (the Pack, Vidar) I couldn‘t find myself to care about, thus losing the emotional impact of the ending. I loved how the author addressed the danger of toxic masculinity in Beartown but in the sequel it‘s just fist flying over fist flying 😤 4mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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The starting of the book felt like there was no concrete storyline. But in the end , everything seams up beautifully ❤️
Hockey is not just a sport in Beartown, it defines who you are.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 4mo
Readswithcoffee I have loved all of Backman‘s books. Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📚📚👍🏻 4mo
SanjanaGhosh Thank you :D 4mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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Could this get more real ?

Jovy Welcome to Litsy! I‘m so afraid to read this because I loved Beartown so much and I can‘t be disappointed!! 😂 5mo
SanjanaGhosh @Jovy Beartown was amazing. This sequel does not have a storyline as such. It is basically the aftermath of what happened in Beartown 😐 5mo
Jovy @SanjanaGhosh Aww, but I‘ve never read a Backman I didn‘t like so hopefully this will be ok 😀 4mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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After Beartown, I'm not really enjoying this sequel though the writing is so powerful

Jillylovesbooks Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚📖 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #Litsywelcomewagon 5mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4mo
SanjanaGhosh @Eggs thank you :) 4mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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When politics work in our favor we call it'cooperation', and when it favors others we call it 'corruption'.

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SanjanaGhosh
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So excited to start the second part of Beartown. Fredrik Backman is a gem of a writer 😍

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GypsyKat
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My Books-A-Million bargain book #BookHaul 😁 With the sale they had going, these ended up being 98 cents each! 📚📚📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 🎊🎊 5mo
TheLibrarian Fantastic deals! 5mo
GypsyKat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheLibrarian I was thrilled! I also didn‘t expect them to be hardcovers, so I‘m really stoked! 5mo
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Econaghan
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Glad I brought my book to Legoland today. My husband makes fun of me for bringing a book everywhere I go. Waiting out the storm in the car after a fun filled day with my boys.

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Econaghan
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“He had no team. So they gave him an army.”

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Burgoota
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Really enjoyed this book

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Louise
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Perhaps this #audiobook would have drawn me in more if I had read Beartown first. I found much of the writing to be cheesy and clichéd, rather than emotionally moving. Oh, well. ?‍♀️

AJBowers Beartown first is a total must. 6mo
Louise @AJBowers Yes, I can imagine that would have made a big difference. 6mo
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Burgoota
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Current read

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Stormborn1992
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I am always wary of follow up books or sequels, but this one lived up to the hype of the first book in the series, Beartown! I highly recommend these two books to ANYONE, even if you are someone that is strongly opposed to hockey or organized sports. The author has created beautiful characters and a vivid setting and his writing draws me in to the point where I don't want to put the book down until I am done!

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Stormborn1992
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It's hard to believe the year is half over! I've read quite a few great books so far this year but this is my #Top6Reads for the first half of 2019. Looking forward to many other great books in the second half! Thanks for the idea @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Glad you shared your picks!! I still must read 7mo
SaturnDoo ❤ The Nightingale...may have to reread that one. 7mo
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Sarahterry
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Overall, I liked this one, but not as much as I loved Beartown. I think the writing was a bit cheesy after a while but I did like revisiting the characters and see how the events of the first book affected them after some time has passed.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I‘ve really enjoyed some of his other books but I‘m not sure about the subject of this one...

Sweettartlaura Did you read Beartown yet? This is the sequel to that. 8mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Sweettartlaura, ahh, I‘ve got the books the wrong way round 😳 8mo
Sweettartlaura Yep 😊. And it matters here. Stop what you‘re doing, read Beartown ❤️😭, & then you‘ll love this one, too. 8mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Sweettartlaura, this one was only on the tbr - hadn‘t started it yet 😅 but I‘ll make sure I read them in the correct order 8mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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After slogging my way through this, I have come to the conclusion that whatever most people see in Backman‘s writing, it escapes my notice. This follow up to Beartown is so interminably dreary, it‘s like swimming through treacle. 1⭐️

mandi1082 I've tried twice to read Beartown and I dont understand why I can't get into it either. I haven't tried any of his other books. 8mo
OutsmartYourShelf @mandi1082 I eventually found Beartown to be an okay read. This one was definitely worse. I haven‘t read any others and I‘m not in any rush to now. 8mo
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Judybskt
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I liked this book but enjoyed the first one more. It took me a while to get into this one.

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VictoriaB
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A friend from college used to say “It ripped out my heart, threw it on the floor, and did the tango on it.” This book is a lot like that. But so good. I feel like Fredrik Backman portrays everything so well: people, places, communities, careers, families. And so many of his observations are spot on. I grew up in a small town where my father was a high school coach, and was practically yelling “Yes, this!!!” throughout the entire book.

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Judybskt
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Trying to finish this before heading up to my son‘s lacrosse game! ☕️📖🥍

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booklover3258
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Bailedbailed

I made it to page 63...longer than i should have. Ive read two of his other books and loved them. I really didnt like the writing style in this one. The characters changed every paragraph. It was annoying. Nope had to bail.

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VictoriaB
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Being a mother can be like drying out the foundations of a house or mending a roof: it takes time, sweat, and money, and once it‘s done everything looks exactly the same as it did before. It‘s not the sort of thing anyone gives you praise for. But spending an extra hour in the office is like hanging up a beautiful painting or a new lamp: everyone notices.

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Judybskt
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Tagged

Lamb is in my tbr pile. The other 3 I‘ve read.

Blue 💙💎🧿🌀

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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Judybskt
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🐰 Book club book - need to finish
🐰 Chilling
🐰 Yup!
🐰 I have no idea 🤷‍♀️
🐰 👍🏼

#friyayintro
@howjessreads

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Kshakal
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Got myself some goodies today!!!

RadicalReader Goodies are always great 9mo
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Judybskt
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Tagged
😂
😂😘🎉

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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tpixie
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Just finished this book today. It was awesome! This book and Beartown has all the feelings! Backman's writing brings out my emotions like the books I read during my childhood.

BookishMeanderings I love Backman's writing. I have Beartown on my tbr and can't wait to get to it when I have the time. 9mo
tpixie @BookishMeanderings He has become my favorite author. I really held off a long time before reading Beartown because why would I want to read about hockey?!!! but there‘s so much personal relationships it really was a great read. and my husband is a basketball coach and my kids played sports so I can relate that way too. 9mo
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Judybskt
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#booknbath 📖🛀

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Judybskt
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1. Tagged
2. Mary Poppins
3. GR

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Dinner with friends
2. Vacation day Fridays for no reason
3. Books you don't want to end (why I'm STILL reading Us Against You)
Have a great weekend! #grateful
@Jerdencon Hope everything goes well today!

Jerdencon @Coleen_Nieto Thank you so much for thinking of me! 💜💜 10mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Wine Wednesdays
2. Good TV shows
3. New clothes
@Jerdencon thinking of you 💙

Eggs Good TV yesss with 🍷🤗👏🏻 10mo
Jerdencon @Coleen_Nieto Thank you 💜💜 10mo
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