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Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream | H.G. Bissinger
The 25th anniversary edition of the classic, best-selling story of life in the football-driven town of Odessa, Texas.
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MallenNC
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I don‘t love #football so I didn‘t watch Friday Night Lights until a friend convinced me it was about a lot more than that. I loved the show and eventually read the book it‘s inspired by. An interesting look at Texas football culture. #FallisBooked

AmyG I loved tnis show so so so much. ❤️ 1mo
MallenNC @AmyG Me too! I don‘t really rewatch shows but this is one that I do. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊🏈 1mo
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Librarybelle
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There is a tradition in some towns to host a #bonfire the weekend of a home high school football game. I read this one for a class - it selves into the impact high school football has, specifically in Texas, though it could be argued that the culture is everywhere. #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 I still have not read this! 🏈 1mo
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LiterRohde
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“I'm gonna party, see how intoxicated I can get and how many rules I can flaunt. That's my motto.”

#MarchIntoThe70s | 20: #DancingQueen

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen And every other HS student 😜😜 8mo
TK-421 Haven‘t seen you on Litsy for a few weeks so thought I‘d say hi 👋 7mo
LiterRohde @TK-421 Thanks. I‘ve been feeling really overwhelmed lately. It‘s all I can do to go to work, come home, maybe eat a little, and go to bed. It sucks. I just feel so weighed down and I‘m not sure how to get back. Anyway, TMI. Thanks for thinking of me. 7mo
TK-421 Sorry to hear you‘re having such a rough time right now. It sucks when the little things sap so much energy that you don‘t have enough left to do anything more than the basics. And don‘t worry, it‘s not tmi. It‘s ok to not be ok. Hope things improve for you soon! Sending 🤗((hugs)) 7mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
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I will take a Coach Taylor spotting wherever I can get it. Today's was in this week's Entertainment Weekly 👍🏼🏈🏆 #cleareyes #fullhearts

AmyG What a GREAT series. Can‘t lose. 10mo
gradcat I will take a Kyle Chandler spotting whenever I can get it...thanks for the great post! 👍🥰😊 10mo
Erinreadsthebooks @AmyG Yes! Excellent series! 10mo
Erinreadsthebooks @gradcat Did you watch him in Bloodline? He does a great job like always 🙌🏼🌟 10mo
gradcat Oh, I SOOO watched him in Bloodline! Around my house, we still talk about that series! What an excellent show with such great writing!! ✍️ 👍 📺 🥰 10mo
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LeslieO
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1. I would have to say Toy Story, probably the last one I've seen!
2. Nope. I learned to drive on a semi automatic Volkswagen (shift but no clutch) and I probably couldn't even drive that anymore!
3. The Shining.
4. Going to a wedding Saturday, hopefully reading the rest of the weekend.

Happy Friday everybody! #friyayintro

DeleteAcct I picked The Shining too. 12mo
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readingrockets
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1. 2nd Grade. I remember having my first crush. 😍
2. Dance. So much fun. I really miss it! 💃🏼
3. Yes! My son is 1 Month old today!!! 💙
4. That is a really tough question. I‘ll just pick Santorini, Greece. So beautiful! 🇬🇷
5. @BBL4nkensh1p

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Bookjunkie57 Santorini was the first island that came to mind for me too. It‘s so pretty. I hope I get to see it in person one day. 14mo
MelAnn Santorini is on my bucket list! 14mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I‘m at my parents‘ lake house so it was a matter of finding a book that fits today‘s prompt, #thewinnertakesitall. I think this fits the bill, although I‘ve never read it. I don‘t have much interest in American football (or any other sport 😂) but this one has been on my TBR for years. I think I need to read it. #abbainaugust

merelybookish I don't care about football but the TV show based on this book is excellent! 1y
Cinfhen Love your photo and I‘ve heard such good things about this book....and the TV series ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
Schuhbox I‘m not interested in sports at all (unless my children are playing) and I loved this book! Your photo is beautiful too! 1y
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Suet624 The tv show is 💕💕💕 1y
Mdargusch I loved this show! @merelybookish @Cinfhen @Suet624 💙💙💙 1y
emilyhaldi Love this tv show🤩 1y
Meredith3 Loved the show and Tim Riggins 🖤 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Cause, you know, Friday night. I‘ve been around people all week. I need to be around books for a while. 😉

Amiable Amen! 👍🏼 1y
KathyWheeler So true! I‘m tired after being around people all week. They drain me of my energy. I need this relaxing with a book that I‘m doing all alone right now. 1y
jouleian Omg, the people....they don't get it. 1y
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MellieAntoinette true story! 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm in sales at a hotel. After work, I really wish I could not speak for a couple hours - just sit down with a good book and read. You all get it. Even my boss gets it. I wish my boyfriend & real-life friends got it, too. 1y
mrozzz Right on!! Time to unwind is so necessary— it‘s so people-y out there 1y
akckitty @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I‘m with you there. Reading is the best way to escape from reality for awhile. Hopefully they end up giving you some slack and you can enjoy your reading! ;) 1y
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avgeyer
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1. I didn‘t get to read enough!
2. I‘m going to see my favorite band, 311, with my best friend in Philly next week. Our annual tradition!
3. CRAN
4. Those Who Wish Me Dead- Michael Koryta

#friyayintro

JoScho 311 is awesome! Enjoy! 1y
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Bookish2
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1. Y‘ll
2.two
3. Goodreads, kindle, Amazon, audible, Litsy 4. Home for a change
5. ?
#friyayintro 📚🐉

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Judybskt
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1. You guys - but I rarely say that!
2. 2
3. Litsy, Goodreads, LibraryThing
4. Going to see Zac Brown Band with my hubby.
5. @JoScho Can‘t remember if you‘ve done this.

#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

JoScho I haven‘t! Thanks for the tag 💜 1y
WhatThePuck We love Zac Brown Band! We go every time the come to our city. 1y
Judybskt @WhatThePuck I‘ve only seen them in Hershey. This is the first time here. Can‘t wait! 1y
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bhusmann
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Pickpick

The book covers so much more than just a high school football team. Explores the racial, socioeconomic, and political dynamics of a small west Texas town in the late 1980s, in the course of a state championship-seeking season.

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AWahle
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1. Anne of Green Gables
2. Bob's Burgers and Archer
3. Nope!
4. Pizza at a little place in the shadow of Mt Rainier for my husband's birthday tonight.
5. My Dad was a huge reader! I got my love of reading (and specifically Sci-Fi) from him. ❤️
#FriyayIntro.

LeahBergen Anne! ❤️ 1y
JenReadsAlot Mt Rainer is my happy place! 1y
monalyisha Anne of Green Gables is a great choice! 💚🥕 1y
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Megabooks
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Anyone else read four books at once? 📚📚📚📚

#currentlyreading #cantstopwontstop 😂😂👍🏻

#nonfiction2018 #narrativenonfiction

erinreads I now have three in progress. There‘s just so much to read. 2y
Mrs_Organized_Chaos I was looking for this at the library today! They said it was available but I could not locate it anywhere on the shelf. 2y
rubyslippersreads All the time! 😊 2y
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Megabooks @erinreads So true! And looking at best-of lists on Book Riot doesn‘t help the TBR. 2y
Megabooks @Mrs_Organized_Chaos I found it in my library‘s Overdrive. Do you have access to that and an e-reader? Perhaps it‘s available as an ebook. I‘m enjoying it so far! 2y
Megabooks @rubyslippersreads 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻😃 2y
MissAimz_55 Yes . Lately I've been having one audio, 1-2 nonfiction , 1 mystery/thriller/deep contemporary fiction and then 1 YA 2y
Karkar I usually have at least 3 going. I like choices. 📚📚 2y
Mrs_Organized_Chaos @Booksandcooks My library does offer Overdrive and Hoopla. I will have to check. 2y
Mdargusch Yep! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2y
Ruthiella Oh yeah😀 Can‘t do just one at a time ! 2y
Megabooks @ReadOrDieRachel 👍🏻👍🏻😃 2y
Megabooks @MissAimz_55 Similar to me! I have two nonfiction, one of which I have as an audio as well, and two fiction 2y
Megabooks @Karkar Exactly! I don‘t always feel like the same book. 2y
GrumpyLawyer Yes. My current situation.🙋🏾‍♀️ 2y
Megabooks @Mdargusch 👍🏻👍🏻😁 2y
Megabooks @Ruthiella Definitely!! 2y
Megabooks @GrumpyLawyer 👍🏻📚 Also, welcome to Litsy!! 😁🎉 2y
Joules945 Usually 3 at a time - one physical book, one kindle book and one on serial reader app. That way I always have a book handy no matter what 😊 (edited) 2y
Megabooks @Joules945 Great plan! I need to get back into serial reader. Any titles to suggest? Thanks! 2y
sueemmy All the time... 1 from library, 2 on e-reader but different genres and one from my physical bookshelf. 2y
Megabooks @sueemmy Yes! I even like to switch formats on the same book! 2y
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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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#currentlyreading as I'm determined to finish my list for the #popsugarreadingchallenge !

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AWahle
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1. Books of course! And that Shaun Cassidy album...
2. Furiously Happy
3. Didn't the answer to #1 give that away? Much older
4. No. Born in West Berlin & live in WA state
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

DeleteAcct We are similar in that I was born in Weisbaden and now live in California. 😁 2y
AWahle @Rachbb3 Military brat? Dad was Air Force. We stopped moving when I was 7, but I got the coolest birthplace! 😀 2y
DeleteAcct Yep, I'm a military brat. My dad was Army. I loved Germany. We moved when I was 8. 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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I know, I know, it's Saturday now, but.

1. Frickin' candy corn. 2. Oh God, idk! I loved "The Nightingale." 3. Lebanese. 4. Yup! Seventeen. 5. I'm the worst at tagging people -- if you've done it already, ignore me!! @Ashley_Nicoletto @libraerian @Jess7 @Jess_Read_This @cobwebmoth ??? #friyayintro

Ashley_Nicoletto I love candy corn, but I hate chocolate. 🙈 2y
actualdisneyprincess @Ashley_Nicoletto I don't know why I hate candy corn so much, tbh! But given the choice between candy in general and salty snacks? Gimme all the pretzels. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Yesss. I'm definitely a lover of the salty snacks. 2y
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robinb Candy corn 😝👎 2y
JenFowler Candy corn mixed with something salty like peanuts or pretzels or fritos makes them palatable! 😉 2y
actualdisneyprincess @JenFowler I tried yesterday. I still can't do it!! 😂 It tastes like chewing on wax to me. 😂 2y
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saguarosally
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1. Silence. People seem to object to my enjoyment of silence.
2. Winter, due to the lack of 100 degree temperatures. (It's Arizona here.)
3. Nonfiction? Is that too broad?
4. Since I will be far from home and won't get there until late probably something I pick up at a taco place along the way home.
5. 👌🏽

#friyayintro @jess.how

TK-421 I love silence and winter too ❄️ 2y
Cinfhen I can appreciate silence but I always need music when I drive 2y
Lizpixie Taco! We had homemade tacos Wednesday night 🌮 2y
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Sace Nothing wrong with silence. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree with #1! Did you know that iTunes is selling a ten minute silent track? Aaaaa very good song! It's the first "song" that will play when you hook up your device. How ridiculous is that?!?! ??? 2y
Susanita Tacos! 2y
OrangeMooseReads Tacos 🤤 2y
DGRachel Ooh, tacos 🌮 2y
saguarosally @Cinfhen I need silence when driving. Sometimes an audiobook is okay. 2y
howjessreads @saguarosally SOLIDARITY on winter. I feel like it's everyone's fave season here! #arizonaproblems 2y
Serotonin Silence when driving after a long day at work is the best 👍 My workplace plays constant crappy repetitive music, and I'm additionally hearing human complaints all day too 😑 2y
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scripturient
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1) Getting my 3 yo to understand and stick to a particular house rule.
2) Scotland
3) Apple pie - with custard! 😉
4) Yes, definitely!! Going to see Zadie Smith and others at the Edinburgh book festival.
5) Will do. :)
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TheKidUpstairs How on earth did you accomplish #1?!?! As a fellow parent of a three year old, I bow down to you 😄 2y
scripturient @TheKidUpstairs 😂😂😂 Honestly, I was just as surprised when he said 'ah, okay' and did what I asked. Maybe my zillionth repetition of said rule finally found its way into his brain. 😂😂 2y
ItsAngel I have an almost 3 year old. I totally get this! 🤗 (edited) 2y
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julesG No.1 👏👏👏 I still try to drum some house rules into my 7yo and 12yo. 2y
Lmstraubie Book festival! Yay! 🙆 Have a fabulous time! 2y
scripturient @julesG We'll see how long it will last. 😂 2y
monkeygirlsmama Ooh fun weekend! Color me jealous. 😆 2y
LeahBergen Lucky you!! 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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1. Honestly, for this week, it is just getting through the week. It's been a tough one.
2. Cottage country/camping, or NYC. Depends on what I'm looking for from my vacation!
3. Apple Pie
4. Meh. It's going to be a hectic weekend.

@jess.how #friyayintro

Cinfhen Summer is almost over...hang tight! 😘 2y
TrishB Same with 1! That's my usual accomplishment! 2y
cobwebmoth I totally understand on numbers 1 and 4. *hugs* 2y
annkuch13 Yay for getting through the week! Take care of yourself and recharge this weekend. *hugs* 2y
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rach_simone
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Pickpick

Though I am not a fan of football, I enjoyed this book. He does a good job of bringing humanity and social consciousness to Texas football. I felt the book was a bit long, but worth the read.

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rach_simone
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britt_brooke Nice photo! 📷👏🏻 2y
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Mdargusch
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#smellsliketeenspirit in that locker room. 😷 I loved this tv show but I have never read this book. Has anyone read it? And watched the show? Which was better? I loved the show so much that I can't imagine that the book was better in this instance. #JuneTunz

AmyG I loved this book...and the movie...but I loved the show the most. 2y
Cinfhen I've always wanted to read the book....the show was soooo good! Nice call 🤘🏼😎 2y
Mdargusch Good to know @Amyg3 2y
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Mdargusch Maybe @Cinfhen we will get the time. 😂 2y
Reviewsbylola I really want to read this! 2y
emilyhaldi Omg! Maybe this should be out next book club choice with the boys!? I bet alex would be into it... maybe even Dad! @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch 2y
Reviewsbylola Oh good call! I vote yes. 2y
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leslieisreading
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The nonfiction section of my TBR case. #truths #maybookflowers

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Jess_Read_This
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Anyone else getting wild and crazy tonight? Happy Friday!
#friday #whoohoo #weekend #partytime 🎉🍸🎉#spendingitreading #bookworm #nightlife

ReadingSusan 😂😂 3y
britt_brooke 😂😂😂 3y
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Maike Wild and crazy means reading with a glass of wine, right? 😄 3y
Jess_Read_This @Maike Absolutely! We have similar party styles. 🍷📖🍷 3y
Aseleener It's book club night for me! My favorite evening of the whole month. 3y
Jess_Read_This @Aseleener How fun!! I love the idea of having book club on a Friday night! Perfect way to start the weekend. 3y
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Beetle
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My life is Friday Night Lights: small town Texas, husband is a coach. This book is a portrait of 80s high school, football culture, cross-town rivalries, racial relations and of oil booms and busts. It is well-written and solid long-form journalism. You needn't be a sports buff or even a fan to appreciate it. Recommend the 25 anniv issue for a heartbreaker of an update on the post-HS lives of the players.

Beetle My F for #litsyatoz challenge 3y
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blondie
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#Bookhaul from the thrift store :D I am so excited to read these!

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Kristy_K
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#photoadaynov16 - #smalltown

I picked this up not too long ago b/c I loved the movie (the tv show was just all right), and I wanted the true story behind them. I grew up in a very football-centric world where football was everything to my family. Odessa, Tx is much the same way and it'll be interesting to read about this small town and their passion.

#football #texas

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Gleefulreader
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I'm not generally a huge sports fan and will generally be found reading at sports events, but this is on my shelf as a TBR. #augustofpages #bookphotochallenge

Reviewsbylola I actually think I might own this one. I am not a sports person but it got such good reviews that I bought it. 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 This is really good and I don't read much non-fic. I do love football though. 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub I saw quite a few posts with this today. It seems like one of those kind of books that you should read. 3y
Gleefulreader @Reviewsbylola @TheSpinecrackersBookClub I think the appeal with this book is that in some ways it is less about a sport and more a window into a culture and way of life. 3y
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MatildaBaggins
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I just realized that I only own one novel on sports... And I haven't even read it yet 😂😂 I do however own a handful of non-fiction books on strength training 💪🏼 (I lift so I can carry all my books!) 📚 #augustofpages #photochallenge

brendanmleonard Wow! What do you think of the Arnold book? Is it useful? 3y
MatildaBaggins @brendanmleonard It's fantastic! It's not something I'd sit and read, but it's a very useful reference book! Lots of info in there. 3y
samwinchester90 Gahh, this one has been on my TBR list forever. I've almost bought it so many times but have not yet! 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub Great post! Especially digging the Arnold book. 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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#augustphotochallenge day 5 - sportsing! When I taught a reading class I challenged everyone to read a genre outside their comfort zone. When I played along it was sports. Luckily this is also part ethnography, part history (although I still skimmed the game descriptions) @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

ReadingEnvy Photo credit: si.edu and also appears in the 10th anniversary edition of the book 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub So glad to hear sportsing is also out of your comfort zone. 3y
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Macnjen
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I don't like it. It's boring, it doesn't grab my attention and I dread having to finish it for my book club. I hate to say that about a book but I just do not see how this will be interesting for300 MORE pages. When will this get interesting? So far I am averaging 1 nap per 10 pages.

Macnjen Yeah, just finished. I've average a nap every 10 pages. Don't bother. 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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Trying a sportsball book to read beyond my usual genres. "Life really wouldn't be worth livin' if you didn't have a high school team to support."

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