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The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train: A Novel | Paula Hawkins
Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerNothing is more addicting thanThe Girl on the Train.Vanity FairThe Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.The New York TimesLike its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.The Boston GlobeGone Girlfans will devour this psychological thriller.PeopleA debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. Shes even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their lifeas she sees itis perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.And then she sees something shocking. Its only a minute until the train moves on, but its enough. Now everythings changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.From the Hardcover edition.
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5feet.of.fury
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“Drunk women solving crimes” is my favorite Thriller subgenre. I found this thoroughly engrossing &enjoyable.

The story follows 3 women surrounding the disappearance of local woman Megan Hipwell. We see the most perspective of Rachel, who has lost her job, marriage & possibly her mind due to drinking; Anna -her exhusband‘s new wife; and Megan herself. Rachel inserts herself into the investigation, but no one finds her credible 🍷

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5feet.of.fury
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Unreliable narration continues!

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Although this is not my typical genre, I really enjoyed this book. Kept my hooked from the very 1st page.

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Time for something different 😊

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5feet.of.fury
Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins
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thrift store haul!
I never find this much good stuff at the store in town!
Some books- really looking forward to Girl on the Train & Wife Between Us & Coben is solid so these won‘t be on the shelf too long, a duffb, a jacket that‘s going for $120 on poshmark that was $10, the small bag is Betsy (it‘s in rough shape but if I see Betsy I always buy it) and a candlestick holder where the cat is fishing for a goldfish- who doesn‘t need that?

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eldiaquemeodies
La Chica del Tren | Paula Hawkins
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Empecé a leerlo esta semana!

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anushareflects
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I was sick recently but I put my down time to good use with this quick read. It was fast paced and interesting, albeit at times very repetitive. It was creative to have the protagonist be an alcoholic. The end was a bit predictable, but oh well. It was entertaining. The movie didn‘t match up if you ask me, but the book was like a solid 3/3.5.

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alecia3dixie
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I really liked this book. I liked how it was really good at telling you enough information to keep you interested but not enough to make it obvious. I couldn't guess who it was until the book told me who it was. I knocked off 1 star because I thought it was a bit long and rambled at times. 4/5 stars

books_and_tea I loved this:)! 1y
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Nalbuque
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We went for a riiiiiide w this one! So many twists!
The first half felt pretty different than the second. At first this reminded me of “Notes on a Scandal”, with a wee bit less obsession (just a wee bit) and a wee bit more alcohol (ok, plenty more alcohol).

The second half had a lot more going on. Way faster, slightly confusing (meant to be, tho, I think?), and thoroughly gripping.

#2021 #DogsOfLitsy

candority Your dog is adorable! 🐶😍 2y
Reggie Yeah, lol, what I always think of when I see this book is-thank goodness I don‘t have a problem with alcohol. 2y
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Nalbuque
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IM SO EXCITED this is the cherry on top of a great valentines day 💖I got TWO books for my #BookCupidSwap, what a heckin treat! And I won‘t lie, that chocolate bar is gone (and it was HUGE)

Thank you @Wastedmindsx for sending me such a badass package - this edition of CoB is gorgeous 😍😭 and I‘m pumped for TGOT, I heard such good things abt it! That‘s the one I‘m starting w!

Also thanks @candority for hosting my very first #BookSwap 💗I‘m wooed

CloakNQuill I‘m so glad you liked it! Both books are great reads. Happy Valentine‘s Day. 2y
candority I‘m glad you enjoyed your first swap! 💕 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💘 2y
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KindleAddict
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 whoaaa...i was not ready

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Megabooks
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1. Tagged!! So horribly overrated. I tried another by her and didn‘t like it either.

2. I‘d go for any book in a cabin in the Smokies right now! I love being there when the leaves change.

3. Caramel for sure!

Thanks for the tags @Eggs and @MoonWitch94
Anyone is welcome to play!

#wondrouswednesday

Palimpsest @Megabooks Agree. I don‘t t mean to sound mean, but I guessed who by page 66 and the ending when she comes after him corkscrew I found laughable. It was like he drove her to become a drunk and now part of that vice would be turned against him. My first contemporary thriller and I haven‘t picked one up since. IMO the movie was better, but I like Emily Blunt a lot. 2y
Eggs # 2 sounds beautiful 🍁🍂🍁. Thanks so much for your thoughtful responses 🧡🍫🤗📚👏🏻 2y
Megabooks @Palimpsest I totally agree with everything you just wrote!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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Megabooks @Eggs I really miss East Tennessee this time of year. Kentucky‘s pretty too, but those mountains are gorgeous! 2y
KVanRead @Palimpsest @Megabooks 💯!! Couldn‘t believe all the praise for this one. Didn‘t love the movie either but it was better than the book which isn‘t something I say too often. 2y
Megabooks @KVanRead exactly!!! Why did so many people like it?!? 2y
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michellelav
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This thriller was so captivating! I was so intrigued the entire book. I loved how the novel was written through the perspective of the different girls. You can't help but want to know more about their lives. I saw the movie when it came out but didn't remember anything about it 😊 I really enjoyed this one!

bookaholic1 I loved it too 2y
michellelav @bookaholic1 The book sucks you right in! 💕 2y
bookaholic1 I agree 2y
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binte_badr
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This book taught me how we can be manipulated. How some sick person makes us feel unworthy, destroys our self-esteem and never, even realize it. Being emotionally healthy is important.

A good book.

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binte_badr

Hollowness: that I understand. I am starting to believe that there isn't anything you can do to fix it. The holes in your life are permenant. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.

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binte_badr
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Words on point 😄

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Smokinjo

I‘m listening to this, and I find myself getting so pissed off at Rachel, especially when she starts drinking - again and again and again. I‘d like to smack the daylights out of her. Thank goodness I‘m in my car when I‘m yelling at her!

Reggie Lololol, yeah, I remember feeling grateful that I have never had a problem with alcohol after reading this book. 2y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
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LisaLovesToRead
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I read this book a couple of years ago & remember not being able to put it down. I couldn‘t recall the story line, so I excitedly downloaded the audio version. It was great the second time too! In a way, listening made the perspective shifts easier to follow bc the voices were different. Highly recommended!

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Agabriv
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Liked the way everything that‘s happening is just given a description from different points of view.

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poiuyt
Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins
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I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts.

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iliana.airey
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The Girl On The Train is about a woman named Rachel and about her struggle with her lost job and becoming an alcoholic. She continuously struggles with the fact that she can't escape her past and she seems to hurt everyone around her. I would say that alcohol is a recurring symbol in this book and the main motif that symbolizes Rachel's addiction and daily struggle. If you like books with major plot twists, then you'll like this one.

MissYaremcio Well done Iliana! 6/6 I loved this book and I'm so sorry I had a spoiler for you! 3y
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LokiDokey
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Stack of books and Scentsy ♥️

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LogiKitty
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I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit. I liked the way that Hawkins constructed the manipulative man and the alcoholic ex-wife. They were very realistic & very sad.
#virtualtbr
Here's my full review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3110514943

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LogiKitty
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sometimes...when I don't know what thriller audiobook I want to listen to... I make technology choose for me haha! xD I am getting on the 'girl on the train' train 😬 my other option was An Anonymous Girl. Any news on that one in audiobook format?

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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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OMG!!!!! I'm in an honest-to-goodness HEP1 train car! This is bringing back way too many memories! The smell hasn't changed either. Man! Are we back in the 1980s or what!

Come-read-with-me @tournevis Oh no! I just had a scary flashback!!! 3y
tournevis @Come-read-with-me It's the smell! It's the same!!! 3y
Come-read-with-me @tournevis 🤢 I am so sorry. That smell is unforgettable 🤢 3y
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tournevis @Come-read-with-me Oh, is it ever! 3y
Come-read-with-me @tournevis Try and think about lavender- that might help. Or you could hold your breath - for a very looooong time. It‘s these moments that having a raging head cold would help! 3y
tournevis @Come-read-with-me Too true! 3y
Slajaunie I have no idea what you are talking about. The have never lived in an area that had trains. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3y
CarolynM I have no experience with what you are talking about, but it certainly doesn't look very nice. Hope you won't be on that train for very long 3y
tournevis @Slajaunie @CarolynM HEP1 train cars were the first cars used by ViaRail upon their launch in 1978. Most of them were retired or refitted around 1990 (HEP2) and the LRC cars were launched. But there are still a few HEP1 used, usually in very high demand times, such as the end of semesters when All Of The Kids go home. Like tonight. 3y
rabbitprincess Whoa, old skool! 😮 3y
Slajaunie Gotcha! Thanks! 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Train is 2h late leaving. At least, we are warm and comfortable. Will be home at 23h. Ugh.

Nute This is a bummer, but that part about being warm and comfortable - that rates really high! Have a safe trip home! 3y
Sace Glad you are warm and comfy. Safe travels. 3y
tournevis @Nute @sace 😘😘😘 3y
tracey38 Sorry about the late departure but 👍for warm and comfy! 3y
tournevis @tracey38 Two hours to go. 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Train station, meaning I'm heading home soon and won't have to come back to uni until the 9th. I'll be able to have more than 36h straight inside my house! Yé! Semester is far from over and tomorrow is still a full day of work, but yé comfy clothes and easy access to couch, fridge, and shower .

kspenmoll Enjoy your break! 3y
tournevis @kspenmoll I intend to! 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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On the way home, until tomorrow when I get on another train to go to uni. I think I'll have time to break down on or after the 12th. And that's before the Christmas drama. I will be making time to finish a book on the 6h-long ride today. I'll let you know.

You know what I like best? Reading vicariously through you all. 😘😘😘😘😘

ljuliel Hang in there. 🌺Stay strong. 🌺You‘ll get through all this and life will calm down again. 🌺 3y
Megabooks Take care. I‘ve been thinking about you and wondering how it was all going. I‘m so sorry for your loss, particularly towards this end of the year. 💜💜 3y
tournevis @ljuliel @Megabooks Thank you so much! 😘😘😘😘😘 3y
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Eggs Oh Isabelle, thinking of you and your train adventures and all the dashing about. I wish you serenity and peace and strength💕💕 3y
julesG 😘😘😘 3y
tournevis @Eggs @julesg 😘😘😘😘😘 3y
CarolynM {{hugs}} 3y
tournevis @CarolynM 😘😘😘 3y
readordierachel ❤❤ 3y
tournevis @readordierachel 😘😘😘 3y
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Eggs
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Megabooks Totally agree! 👎🏻👎🏻 3y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You know I agree!!! 👎🏻👎🏻 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Oh, look! I'm on a train again. Heading to Québec City to work on the funeral and help my father. Oof. I'll be frank: at this point, I do not have neither the health, nor the time to be doing this, but needs must. Will I be reading? Probably not.

Ddzmini Sending warm thoughts and I hope things get better for you 🙏 3y
Come-read-with-me @tournevis Be gentle with yourself. Sending you thoughts and prayers. 3y
tournevis @ddzmini @come-read-with-me 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 3y
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Libby1 💕 3y
Redwritinghood Sending 💕💕 3y
tournevis @Libby1 @redwritinghood 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 3y
Palimpsest 🤗 3y
xicanti Much strength to you. 💕 3y
ljuliel I hope everything soon settles down for you. You‘ve had a rough few months. 3y
tournevis @Palimpsest @xicanti @ljuliel 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 3y
julesG Hugs! 3y
throwmeabook Sending lots of hugs and positive thoughts to you! 💕 3y
BookwormAHN Hugs and luck 🍀 3y
tournevis @BookwormAHN 😘😘😘 3y
BarbaraBB Wishing you strength 🍀 3y
rabbitprincess ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Hope everything goes as well as these things can. Take care of yourself ❤️ 3y
tournevis @BarbaraBB @rabbitprincess 😘😘😘😘😘 3y
Gissy ❤️❤️❤️😘 3y
tournevis @Gissy 😘😘😘😘😘 3y
CarolynM Thinking of you. Hope it goes well. Remember to take care of yourself too💕 3y
tournevis @CarolynM 😘😘😘 3y
BiblioLitten Sending hugs and prayers💕😘 3y
tournevis @BiblioLitten 😘😘😘 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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1️⃣ Of course. Who doesn't?
2️⃣ When my urge to fling it to the wall is near impossible to contain.
@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView I have never thrown a book... but I have thought about it. 😋 3y
tournevis @TheSpineView I've done it. It's tempting! Much. Having an e-reader gives me pause, naturally, so I now stop reading before any flinging needs to occur. 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Back to the drudgery.

What did I miss? Please tell me.

julesG Earth shattering reviews that made me want to change my card PINs to blindly chosen numbers so I cannot buy any more books. Also, we're having a new round of #JolabokaflodSwap organised by @MaleficentBookDragon - sign up might still be open. Other than that? Books were read, coffee/tea was drunk, pets petted,... 😁 3y
tournevis @julesG 😆☺️😁 Thank you! 3y
ljuliel It‘ll be good to have you back. 💕 3y
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tournevis @ljuliel Glad to be back. 3y
Crazeedi Missed you and your posts! 3y
BookishTrish Nice to see you back 3y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins
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1. I have 2 German Shepherds. I am the eldest of 3. I've just celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary.
2. The Girl on the Train. ⭐
3. I would love too.
4.To hot. I hate being cold

#litsylearn
Thanks @Alora , this is so much fun!

Alora You are very welcome! Thank you for playing! 💙💙 3y
Alora Is the lie that you have 2 german shepherds?! (edited) 3y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Nope. I do have 2 of them. But I only have one sibling. 3y
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meagankc21
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I'm finally jumping on the Girl on the Train train and listening to it on audio. Really enjoying this format for the novel. #amreadingmystery #audiobooks #booksbywomen

jmtrivera I liked this one! 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Sadly, on a train again. What I can tell you is that 1) I've not read anything fictional in 8 days, and 2) Not going to read fiction any time soon, because course writing, and 3) Not going to finish Inktober in actual October.

Please tell me fun bookish things!

LA_Mead You could pretend you‘re on the train to Hogwarts? 🧙🏻‍♀️ 3y
tournevis @LA_Mead Not enough pre-teens and too many crying babies, unfortunately. 😆 3y
Suet624 😳😳😭😭 3y
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RinaBrahmbhattBarot Due to time constraint I reverted to audiobook :) 3y
tournevis @MyBookSwapClub I truly tried audio books, but they lull me to sleep. 3y
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IuliaC
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Captivating but too predictable plot twist

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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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End of day, another train, this time in first class, which I almost never do. Onward and forward to Toronto. I am exhausted!

rabbitprincess Looks like a full house, or close to it! 3y
tournevis @rabbitprincess It is. Packed. 3y
Jaimelire I love trains. 3y
tournevis @Jaimelire Me too, but I'd rather be home 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Gloomy traveler on a gloomy train day. Forgot my lunch bag at home. Heading to uni for a full teaching day, then taking another train to Toronto, where I have a specialist appointment tomorrow morning. After which, I'm going to the Muji store to buy All. The. Stationary!!! Then another train home. Too much marking and lecture writing to do for getting any reading done. We'll see. *sigh*

teebe Oohh that Muji store. I follow them on Instagram and I want all the things 3y
marleed I hope it‘s a good anyway! 3y
tournevis @teebe I will be getting many of the things. I am not habitually one to use capitalism and consumerism as a coping mecanism, but chocolate is off the list until I talk to my allergist again. So stationary it is. 3y
tournevis @marleed Knock on wood! 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Québec City bound. I'm teaching a class at Université Laval tomorrow. (This time, I'm travelling 1st class 😉)

LA_Mead Ooh that‘s exciting! 3y
tournevis @LA_Mead It's a good class. I've given it before. Let's just hope that this time, there won't be a medical ermergency like last time 3y
rabbitprincess Bon voyage! Hope you have a good time in Québec and that your train trip is uneventful! 3y
tournevis @rabbitprincess It went well! Class tomorrow! 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Off to work today, despite having had an allergic reaction to prosciutto last night. Had to take an antihistamine which means my meeting with the allergist tomorrow is compromised, which means my travel this weekend is compromised too. Hate my life!

jpmcwisemorgan Boo! I hope it works out but most importantly, I hope you‘re ok. (edited) 3y
tournevis @jpmcwisemorgan 😘😘😘 I'm ok. Not quite well, and rather down, but I'm ok. 3y
twohectobooks So sorry you‘re dealing with this :( 3y
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Come-read-with-me @tournevis Feel better. 💗 3y
tournevis @twohectobooks @Come-read-with-me 😘😘😘😘 3y
Crazeedi Feel better soon, sending a litsy hug!❤ 3y
tournevis @Crazeedi They are the best hugs. 😘 3y
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MysteriousBookworm
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I read this gem at the beginning of 2017. It was a fun and quick read. Loved the twist, it was not what I saw coming, and I had several theories playing through my mind. #thegirlonthetrain #paulahawkins #suspense #thebookisbetterthanthemovie #bookworm #idowhatiwant

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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Hey, I'm on a train! Taking a break from writing lectures (I hate the Seven Year War! I hate talking about the Deportation!) And looking out to a nice brisk day. #trainlife #academiclife

DivineDiana Lovely! 3y
tournevis @DivineDiana Splendid out today. 3y
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Rajea
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I didn't guess the ending, which was great! However, when I finished I was kinda just like "ohh okay" and not the "Omgeezy" I was expecting from all the hype ?? 3.5/5

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
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 3y
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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Home. Finally. As washed out as this picture. Good night #littens. I love you.

Bklover We love you too!💜💜💜 3y
julesG 😘 3y
Megabooks Good night. Glad you are home safe! 3y
tournevis @Bklover @julesg @Megabooks Thank you! Good morning! 3y
kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Young4evr
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Mehso-so

** May give it more marks if I read it a second time

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tournevis
La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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🔹MA, passed and the candidate knows he is lucky to have passed.
🔹Body, exhausted.
🔹Brain, barely braining.
🔹Train, ONE HOUR LATE!
#academiclife #train #sigh

julesG Oh, busy but successful day. Safe trip home! 3y
tournevis @julesG If my train comes, sure. Still not here! Now 1h40 minutes late. 3y
julesG No! I hope it wasn't too much longer until the train arrived. 3y
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tournevis @julesG The trip back took four hours rather than 1h45. 3y
julesG 😱 So sorry for you. Hope you had enough reading material with you. 3y
tournevis @julesG I wrote classes. 3y
julesG That's what I used to do on my bi-weekly 4 hour commutes. 3y
tournevis @julesG Ish! This semester is twice weekly 1:30 to 1:45 each way. It's fine when all are on time. More than that and I'm floored. 3y
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