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Exit West
Exit West | Mohsin Hamid
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MrsMalaprop
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Enjoying this re-read ❤️👏.

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Julz422
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Finally got to finish this one! So beautifully written and an oddly relatable story for also being somewhat of a fantasy.

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GabriellaPalmieri
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Currently reading! 9th book of 2020 📚💜

SamAnne One of my favorite 2018 reads. I'm not drawn to novels with magic realism but it added so much to the story. I want to read his first novel. 2w
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Julz422
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My first Silent Reading Party!

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MrsMalaprop
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😭 Devastating point in the novel (that is full of devastating points) where Saheed‘s father let‘s Saheed go.

As I have an ‘almost adult‘ son & step-son this really resonates with me right now 😢.

#AUDayReadathon
#reread

Joanne1 This whole book really resonated with me. 3w
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MrsMalaprop
Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid

Gonna get in a chapter or two of this one that I‘m re-reading with my 17yo who‘s reading it for the first time for ATAR (Year 12) which commences on 3rd Feb.

I‘m bribing him in that he wants a driving lesson and I want this book read 😂👍. He‘s complaining vociferously about the flowery writing and long sentences. Critique away I say, as long as you can back it up 🤓😁.

#AUDayReadathon

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MrsMalaprop
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So pleased this has been chosen for the Year 12 ATAR English curriculum here in Australia this year. I have a son & stepson who will be studying it. I really liked this book & it‘s such an ‘easy‘ read with lots to analyse and discuss.

Now to get them both to read it 😫. Bribery and corruption? I‘m so sad that our older two are no longer book readers 😢. I do hope they go back to it some day.

Jeg What a great book to study. I loved reading it. 1mo
MrsMalaprop Me too @Jeg 👏 1mo
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BookladyOnTheMove
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TBR -

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LaLecture
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Mehso-so

I loved the idea that poses interesting questions about refugees, migration and political responses to these issues. The descriptions of refugees‘ experiences and its influence on the protagonists‘ relationship were very interesting, but I couldn‘t quite connect to the characters. I also found the style to be over-complicated and dull sometimes.

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Julz422
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Been on my list for a while. About to read allllll the books this break 🙏🎄🎁🎅🎉

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Megabooks
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Mehso-so

This book lost it a bit in the middle but had a strong start and end. But not strong enough to be a pick.

There is a rather obvious metaphor about immigrants walking through magic doors to get to safer countries & doors to better countries being for the rich.

But when Hamid focused on the relationship between Nadia & Saeed and theirs with others, the book was stronger.

Henry went to vet today for vomiting. Feeling better and ate dinner tonight!

Soubhiville Poor Henry. I hope he continues to feel better. 💙 3mo
LauraJ Glad to hear he‘s feeling better! 3mo
Megabooks @Soubhiville Thank you. He hadn‘t felt well since Saturday night, so it was time for a cerenia shot. His kidney failure wasn‘t much worse, though! 3mo
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Megabooks @LauraJ Thanks! 😊 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks Thanks for your review, am on the fence about reading this one 3mo
Megabooks @NeedsMoreBooks I oscillated between a pick and a so-so. I wouldn‘t recommend it unconditionally, obviously, but I can see how others would like it more than I did. Maybe check it out from the library. 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Megabooks hrs, will do that. Hugs to Henry 🤗 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Wishing Henry a speedy recovery! 3mo
Megabooks @NeedsMoreBooks Thanks! 😊💙 3mo
Megabooks @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! 💜 3mo
CaroPi Glad the baby is feeling better.I also got mixed feelings about this one. I prefer 3mo
JazzFeathers Happy your furry baby is better 😊 The book is on my TBR. Let's see how it goes for me. 3mo
Megabooks @CaroPi that sounds better. I‘ve added it to my TBR! 3mo
Megabooks @JazzFeathers I hope you enjoy it. Henry is doing better. He‘s kept down ½ meal since the vet. ???? 3mo
LeahBergen Poor Henry. ❤️ 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Henry. ☹️ Feel better soon, buddy. 3mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly He is feeling better today. He‘s kept down all three meals! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Excellent! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Reviewsbylola I hated this one. 😣 3mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I can‘t say I hated it, but I didn‘t enjoy it as much as I remembered. 3mo
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Megabooks
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So I came home to five wonderful packages, and I‘m going to share four before I go to bed! The first I got myself. I couldn‘t resist a little retail therapy while I was recovering in Dallas, so I picked up these six books from #bookoutlet. 👍🏻📚🥳👏🏻

Eggs Cool! I loved 3mo
Megabooks @Eggs I am very interested in that book and was excited to find it for less than BOTM! 3mo
CarolynM You've got some great reading ahead of you. I loved Commonwealth and Milkman 3mo
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Megabooks @CarolynM Both have been on my radar for so long that I‘m glad to finally have copies! 3mo
Bookwormjillk Great picks! 3mo
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk Thank you! 3mo
k.reads.5 Such a great haul! Miracle Creek was excellent and the rest are on my TBR! 3mo
Megabooks @k.reads.5 Thanks! I‘ve noticed we have some similar tastes! 😁👍🏻 3mo
k.reads.5 @Megabooks Yup, so awesome! 3mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh!!! Good shopping 🛍 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks! A couple were titles I was looking at from BOTM, but they were cheaper here! I love a good deal 👍🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Totally!!! #BookOutlet has the BEST prices 3mo
Reviewsbylola Fantastic haul! I loved Severance. 3mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Awesome! They were several dollars cheaper than as botm add ons so I got them this way. (edited) 3mo
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Dsam
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Have been off Litsy for a few weeks. Been so busy! But I still found time to read some great books - like this amazing work by Moshin Hamid. It is not a big book but deals with some very big issues that are happening in the world today, all the while adding an air of mystery and speculative fiction to it. Definitely a book I will remember a long time.

SamAnne Oh one of my favorites from last year. 4mo
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Merchgal
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LeePeckover I loved this book! 4mo
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Karisa
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If Kafka had written about the modern, global refugee crisis, I imagine it would read something like Exit West. Not feel-good or tear-jerking, this book is thought-provoking and strange. What would happen if there were no borders and all could travel freely?

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tracyrowanreads
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An odd book that reminded me of “The Underground Railroad.“ I was expecting this to be more traditional SF/F I found it slow going at first. And in the end, the fantastic elements proved to be more metaphors for the changes we experience in our lives, and for how often they throw us into situations that change us, make us more ourselves, perhaps. As the author says, “We are all nomads through time.“

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tracyrowanreads
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This week I treated myself to a membership from the Brooklyn public library. I got my card in the mail a couple of days ago and it's wonderful! I've already borrowed a dozen books, and am currently listening to Exit West. Membership for anyone outside of the library area is $50 a year, but you can access it through Overdrive, and they have a very large catalog. In truth I'm kind of jealous because it's way better than the Chicago public library.

LibrarianRyan CPL has issues right now. We started eReadIllinois to get one ebook system for the state, but the upper state and lower state are so different and large we couldn‘t do it. We have two ebook platforms, one better than the other for various reasons, and vice versa. Then CPL is not only a PL it‘s it‘s ownLibrary system with its own laws and everything. I‘m throwing out ideas for state wide things but it is a slow go. 6mo
tracyrowanreads I know it's rough going for libraries, and IIRC the CPL has been underfunded for decades. That makes me so sad because it was a place I loved when I was a child. And I do make good use of the ebooks and audiobooks offered on Overdrive and Hoopla. 6mo
tracyrowanreads BTW, I'm not sure if you get told this enough, but thank you for working hard for our library system. 6mo
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thehonestpuck
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"so he prayed as a lament, as a consolation, and as a hope."

Exit West is a beautiful and melancholy and hopeful book.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 6mo
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BitchinBooks
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“Dramatic circumstances, such as those in which they and other new lovers in the city now found themselves, have a habit of creating dramatic emotions, and furthermore the curfew served to conjure up and effect similar to that of a long distance relationship, and long distance relationships are well-known for their potential to heighten passion, at least for a while, just as fasting is well known to heighten one‘s appreciation for food.“

monalyisha Fantastic photo! 😍🐶 6mo
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daniwithtea
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A gorgeously written story of love and war and people, with a bit of magic thrown in.

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BeckyMerilatt
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Finally got around to reading this. Thanks for letting me borrow your copy @MediaKing ! I liked it a lot, though felt it got a little slow in the middle and lost a bit of its urgency.

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crhealey
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My “I went to the DMV so I deserve this” #bookhaul

Bookwormjillk Ha! That‘s awesome 👏 8mo
CouronneDhiver Nice work! 8mo
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thea-block
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Lots of hype surrounding this one, but I found it good enough but not exactly to my taste. The writing style took some getting used to, and though there was some beautiful and thought provoking content, I didn‘t connect that well with the story. I did very much appreciate the migrant perspective and the alternate vision of what our world could look like, and already does look like for some.

Worth the read but not one of my favorites.
⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Bookwormjillk
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I‘ve been #audiowalking #audiocooking and #audiocleaning all day. Time to sit down with a burger and a paperback.
#bfcr2 #24B4Monday

Jillylovesbooks Exit West is on my TBR list! 8mo
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Honeybeebooks
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Is it a realistic fantasy? Science fiction highlighting near future social issues? A story of love and loss? I shared a few quotes that were especially poignant to me and expressed the heart of this work. It is a little difficult to describe but I do encourage anyone to walk through the door to see what it is all about.

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Honeybeebooks
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"We are all migrants through time."

(Image credit Shutterstock.com 1060908011)

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Honeybeebooks
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"...the calm that is called the calm before the storm, but is in reality the foundation of a human life, waiting there for us between the steps of our march to our mortality, when we are compelled to pause and not act but be."

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Bookwormjillk
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My amazing #mysteryswap goodies from @Schlinkles I‘m going to take my time going through the paperback, and I cannot wait to get into Furious Hours.

Schlinkles Yay! I hope you like Exit West! 8mo
Bookwormjillk And a huge thanks to @TheReadingMermaid for putting this together. It was a great idea!! 8mo
Bookwormjillk @Schlinkles I think I will- right up my alley. Great pick! 8mo
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Stacypatrice “Thanks for not being a douche!” 😂😂😂😂 Is that a sticker? It‘s awesome. 8mo
Bookwormjillk @Stacypatrice it‘s a post card 😜 8mo
Stacypatrice @Bookwormjillk I love it 🤣 8mo
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Honeybeebooks
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"..., but they did not see each other,...and they were each at the crest of the hill only briefly, and at different times."

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Honeybeebooks
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"..., and so by making the promise he demanded she make she was in a sense killing him, but that is the way of things, for when we migrate, we murder from our lives those we leave behind."

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laurabilly13
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The second of Hamid‘s that I‘ve read and enjoying it so far #mohsinhamid #exitwest #booksonbeaches

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Susan
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mldkennedy
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Mehso-so

(April 2019) I was really excited about this because of all the hype...I thought it was really well-written and a very creative story but the author's description of the female protagonist was a little male gaze-y...

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A short, quiet fable about fleeing one‘s home and the meaning of a relationship between two people. I enjoyed how Hamid gave as much weight to the stress and fear of revolution, of the unknown future Saeed and Nadia we‘re stepping into, and how the world was reacting to the doors that allowed such unprecedented migration as well as the full arc of Saeed‘s and Nadia‘s romance and the unspoken possibilities that did not happen.

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Christinak
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I was given this book a year ago and wish I had not waited so long to read it. This is thrilling and beautifully written. This book pulled me in. Thankfully this is a quick read or I would not get anything done.

readordierachel Loved this one! 10mo
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Angela_TheBookNerdess
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4.5🌟

The falling of a country to militant fighting prompts a couple to escape using the books deus et machina of doorways representing the illegal migrant pathways to the west and seeming safety and new lives.

Long after reading this novel I return to think of it, of certain scenes of thoughts contained. Whilst I hated the tell and not show of the narrative that sense of alienation it caused in retrospect must be what the characters feel.

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Hillaryb
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👍🏼

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Knpatel91
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Loved it

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Settings
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Previous two audiobooks I listened to were days long so to have this one end after only 5 hours felt abrupt.

The writing felt very choppy but the ending was very moving.

Edit: 2017 BSFA nominee

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AKwaz
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An interesting concept. I can‘t really place my finger on what I felt was missing but I just wanted more in some way.

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AKwaz
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“We are all migrants through time.”

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ilyssa.g
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Read this for the book club @MrBook and @BookBabe run. I enjoyed the plot of the story and the metaphor of doors. However, I found it to be extremely repetitive and did not enjoy the writing of it. I did not feel any emotional connection to it. Overall, I have read much better stories and books on migration.

MrBook Great discussion though, eh? 😁 It certainly was a different book, lol. @BookBabe and I love having you out! 🙌🏻🤗 12mo
ilyssa.g @MrBook and @BookBabe I loved the discussion of the book! It was nice to see different views on it. I love going to the club! I'm excited to read the next book and see you guys next month! 12mo
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BookBabe
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Another great meeting of the #2030SomethingBookClub that @MrBook and I run in #NYC! Excellent discussion. And there was a lot to discuss about this book. Have you read it? What did you think?

C.Perone I loved this book. The whole bizarre doors thing was great. 12mo
Reviewsbylola I HATED this book. 🙈 12mo
Reviewsbylola Which in a way can elicit it‘s own great discussion. 12mo
ladyneverwhere I loved this book! It was one of my favorites I read last year! 12mo
Billypar I really liked it: for a short novel, I felt like it captured the relationship between the main characters in a realistic way, even as it covered the larger societal implications of the doors. For me it combined the appeals of a magical realist novel and a short story. 12mo
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MrBook
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One book club meeting wrapped up, another one starting in a wee bit. This ☝🏻is the book we‘ll be discussing for our #2030SomethingBookClub! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Have YOU read it?!

#NYC

Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻yes !!! Great book 12mo
squirrelbrain I agree @Cathythoughts ! Fab book! 12mo
Librarybelle A great book! 12mo
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FreeReadAndWrite This kind of book usually isn't up my alley but I loved it! Plus it's pretty 😍 12mo
UziH Awesome! One of my favorite authors 12mo
readordierachel Loved it! 12mo
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BookBabe
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Finishing up this book tonight. Got my cup of tea, my reading buddy snuggling with me, and some relaxing classical music on. Perfect evening! ☺️❤️

JennyM You look cozy 😊 12mo
catebutler Sounds like the perfect evening! 👍🏼 12mo
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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! #Thai edition! I tried a new (to me) Thai place tonight. Exquisite cuisine! Lovely ambiance too. I had a Tom Kha coconut milk soup followed by pan-seared bass in ginger sauce with veggies. Paired with a Thai iced tea with a twist—it was spiked with coconut rum. Soooo yummy! 😋 Happy reads & happy eats!

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CaroPi
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So boyfriend gave me these flowers for San Valantine. And I enjoy to see them while reading this book..

Tanisha_A Lovely 💐! 12mo
CaroPi @Tanisha_A thanks a lot! First time that boyfriend give me flowers. 😊 12mo
angela_fi13 Awww!! Hurras para el novio! 😘 12mo
Linsy Pretty pic! 🌹 12mo
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MrBook
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A most interesting tale! This is one of the few times I went into a book not having read the summary first. Very intriguing and has my gears spinning! Great audiobook for a long trek. 😁👍🏻👍🏻

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