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The Hike
The Hike | Drew Magary
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Kaila-ann
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October wrap up, just a couple of days late 🤫😉. The tagged book and Heart: A History were my favorites for this month.

Books: 6
Audio: 2
Pages: 2,480

#octoberwrapup #wrapup #octoberstats #bookstats #pagesread #monthlystats

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll have to try that one, I loved Lab Girl! 2mo
Kaila-ann @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed lab girl too - more the bits of her life more than the in depth science but overall a pick. Definitely made me want to plant some trees in the backyard. 2mo
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Kaila-ann
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Finished this book while getting an oil change. What an awesomely weird little book. I can see how it might not be everyone‘s cup of tea but I enjoyed it. It‘s the story of Ben who gets placed on the Path where some traumatic things happen and he has to struggle to get back to his family. Once Ben decided to take control instead of letting things happen he was able to make sense of what was happening to him. A lesson to be learned if you ask me.

Mynameisacolour Ha ha awesomely weird is a good description! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really did too and that ending! 😱 3mo
Kaila-ann @Mynameisacolour no kidding, I didn‘t see the end coming at all. Thank you for sending this to me though! 😊 3mo
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Hazel2019
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#BookHaul! As if I didn‘t have enough to read 😁 excited to read #TheHike #WintersTale and #PrincessJellyfish...the 2 poetry ones I already had, but they needed some shelf buddies 😊

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 4mo
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 4mo
Hazel2019 @Smrloomis thanks!! 😁 4mo
Tonton Loved Winter‘s Tale! I read it、 then right back to the beginning and read it again😎 4mo
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BookishJess
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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

These two books came to mind for #camping. A totally trippy hike in the woods and a nonfic about a man who went off and lived in the Olympic forest by himself.

Sunraven As a new-school hermit I am totally interested in reading the hermit one. 😆 6mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🏕 6mo
Crazeedi @Sunraven it was good 6mo
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Sunraven @Crazeedi: Good to know! ☺️ 6mo
BookishJess @Sunraven @Crazeedi I‘ve heard good things about it! Both of these are still on my TBR though 🙈 6mo
Sunraven Ah, yes, the infinite TBR. 😉 5mo
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nicebicycle
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this one. It's kind of an allegory/Alice in Wonderland/Kafkaesque fantasy about a man who goes for a much longer hike than he intended. Compelling writing style. A couple of great sidekicks.

Reggie I put this on all the posts for this book but when I read the part about his fight with the beetle, I was eating pizza with olives on it and then, I was not eating pizza with olives on it. I loved this book. 6mo
nicebicycle @Reggie Ha! Yeah, that part. Think I might not have read all the words for that part... What an adventure! A great read. 6mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Tore through this bizarre dream quest of a book! Ben is on a business trip and decides to take a short hike before dinner but ends up trapped on a mysterious path. The path brings many challenges, but if he steps off, he'll die. Amidst giant crickets, undead demons, and talking crabs, Ben must keep following the path by day and dreaming revisionist dreams of his life by night. Can he make it to the end of the journey and return home?

sprainedbrain I loved this bananapants little book! 6mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @sprainedbrain I'm glad I finally read it, all the bonkers things listed in the summary just seemed all over the place to me but I kept hearing recommendations. It was the perfect weekend read. 6mo
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AshleyC816
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This was a strange and trippy journey! I‘m not sure I understood all of it, but I enjoyed the ride!

Velvetfur Aaww the little pupper! I love that adorable little face! 💜 6mo
Squidapus Needed more crab! 6mo
AshleyC816 True! We didn‘t get enough of crab life! 6mo
Reggie Lol I put this on all the postings of this book but I was eating pizza with olives on it when I was reading the part about him fighting the beetle...... and then I was not eating pizza. 6mo
AshleyC816 Yeah, the beetle was pretty gross! Definitely should not eat during parts of this book! 6mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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What a wild & crazy ride! But I enjoyed it immensely! This is definitely one of my top reads so far! BUT, I must say, it might not be for everyone; you either hate or love it. Try a sample maybe? Then decide for yourself. As for me, I'm glad I took the risk :)

Thank you @TheLibrarian & @Mynameisacolour for highly recommending it! 😊 ❤️

#BBRC @LibrarianRyan #YeahBaby #RecommendedByALitten

LibrarianRyan Cool cover b 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @LibrarianRyan thank you for the book! I've received it! ❤️ 6mo
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Mynameisacolour Yes! I'm glad that you liked it! And you are certainly right that it may not be for everyone. 😅 6mo
lele1432 Ahh I recently put The Post Mortal on my TBR...I may have to add this one too lol! 6mo
Crazeedi @Jee_HookedOnBookz everything ok? Havent seen you on for a few days! Miss your posts, and you!!!😘💗💗 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi I'm so touched by your message and concern. Thank you so much, Diane 💕 I'm just going thru some highs and lows at the moment but generally ok :) I'll be posting some recent reviews soon :) and will try to catch up on my snail mails 😘 6mo
Crazeedi @Jee_HookedOnBookz don't worry about a thing! I'm way behind too. Just good to see you here, I hope your day is brighter today! Talk soon!! 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi thank you so much Diane 💕 💕 😘 hope your day is awesome too! ❤️ 6mo
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monalyisha
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“The Hike” is like “The Truman Show” but with NEW Jim Carey playing all of the roles: darker Jim Carey; questing for enlightenment Jim Carey; seems like he might be kind-of an asshole Jim Carey. The best part is explaining the extreme weirdness of what you‘re reading to others. The worst part is some of the language (e.g. “Don‘t be a puss(y)”). It often feels like a book written by a “dude” for other “dudes.” But the imagined world is rich. 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/4: If you‘re looking for a book that‘s like this but better, read “Reincarnation Blues” by Michael Poore or “The Humans” by Matt Haig. Spoilers to follow (in comments). (edited) 6mo
monalyisha 2/4: I had a problem with some of the plot mechanics, especially the rule that Ben couldn‘t die if he stuck to the path. It didn‘t always seem like this was true. (edited) 6mo
monalyisha 3/4: For instance, at one point (when he‘s a crab), Mrs. Blackwell tells him that if he doesn‘t decide if he wants to be human again quickly, that in a few moments he‘ll “die of dehydration.” But how could that be true, since he‘s on the path? It seemed like there was some definite inconsistency. It's possible that other characters were just screwing with his intrinsic sense of human mortality but if so there should've been a wink/acknowledgement. (edited) 6mo
monalyisha 4/4: My favorite chunk of the book was the ending. I liked the final reveal about Theresa & the ultimate choice that Ben had to make (& his ingenious solution to the puzzle before him). 6mo
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avalinah
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Wow. Two things. First, The Hike is high as all hell on something. Second, its absolutely bloody brilliant: http://bit.ly/2Ij283i

The.Intentional.Reader Definitely one of the best books I've ever read 6mo
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Princess-Kingofkings
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Look at all the #LitsyLove packed into one card. I had worked 3rd shift when it arrived & didn't notice until this morning that MY name was on the front of the card. How cool! Tagged book is Jee's current read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hope it brightened your day! 😘 ❤️ 7mo
Princess-Kingofkings @Jee_HookedOnBookz you better believe it did!!⭐️ 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Princess-Kingofkings yayyyy that makes me so happy! 😊😘I'm enjoying getting to know you! ❤️ 7mo
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monalyisha
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“And then he came to the half-mile marker & found a circle of benches built from tree trunks...There was a stone pit in the center & a pile of ashes. From any seat, you had a nice vantage point of the surrounding Poconos. You could smoke pot here. You could play guitar here. You could split a flask of whiskey here & then go have sex behind a tree. It was that kind of spot. A good spot.”

Crazeedi 💞💞💞 7mo
Chrissyreadit That looks a sounds like a perfect spot. 7mo
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Mynameisacolour
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I think that if Chuck Palahniuk's Damned met up with One of Stephen King's Dark Tower books and they had a baby this would be it. A bizarre, compelling and hilarious little tot. My favorite book of 2019 so far for sure. 🖤💛🖤

Jee_HookedOnBookz Gosh now you make me wanna put this higher up on my TBR! 😁 7mo
Reggie Yeah, so when I read this, I was eating a pizza with olives on it. Then I started to read the part where he fights the beetle. And then I was not eating pizza. lol 7mo
Mynameisacolour @Reggie 🤣 🤣 I hear you, that part was a little rough. 7mo
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Mynameisacolour
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It's been a long week already and Haymitch and I are both in need of some R&R. Starting the tagged book and hoping to be able to keep the ol' peeps open for more then a page or two.

rretzler 😻 8mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I just got this book too! Can't wait to know what you think! 8mo
Squidapus Love this book. Needs more crabs! 8mo
Mynameisacolour @Jee_HookedOnBookz So far it is super crazy but I am loving it! You'll have to read it too and we can trade notes. @squidpaus I wish crab could.come live with me 🤣 8mo
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TheLibrarian
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Seriously, buy this crazy book!

In this “immensely entertaining” USA Today bestseller (Library Journal starred review), a suburban dad‘s business trip becomes a bizarre odyssey when a short hike leads him into the terrifying unknown! A humorous fantasy adventure with over 3,200 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

#ebookdeal

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love how it sounds! Getting it right away! Tq for sharing! ❤️ ❤️ 8mo
kgriffith I‘m intrigued but not sold, and am more of both after scrolling through the book profile and reading your and others‘ posts and reviews 😝 8mo
TheLibrarian @Jee_HookedOnBookz You‘re welcome and I hope you like it!! 8mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @TheLibrarian will let you know once I get to it 😊 8mo
Mynameisacolour Just got it! After reading Post Mortal I can't wait to read this. 8mo
TheLibrarian @Mynameisacolour Enjoy!! I liked The Hike more than Post Mortal but both are really good. 8mo
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Matilda
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If you‘re a fan of weird books! 🦀🔪

TheLibrarian YES!! This book is amazing. 8mo
Matilda @TheLibrarian there are not enough weird books in the world. 8mo
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Mike.Hall
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I really liked this book. Definitely one of the best books I've ever read, I could not put this one down. The story is beautiful and chaotic and I love it so.

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chloverfields
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This book was "meh" and took me a year to finish. While the images that Magary paints are unique and fantasical, for me it lacked the ability to captivate. I found myself distracted while reading and never fully able to get engrossed in the text. I wouldn't say it was a complete flop, however, because of the originality of the plot. It was definitely different. And for that alone Magary deserves great props.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 10mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 10mo
xxjenadanxx Welcome to Litsy :) 10mo
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ckonicek
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Just do yourself a favor and read this book. It is non-stop from the get go and you will never be able to guess where it is taking you next.

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Karen3
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What did I just listen to? This was the most bizarre book I have ever encountered. If you are up for a bit of WTF is happening... this one is for you. The first night commute I was a bit scared to get out of my car then it just got weirder and weirder as it went. This finishes off my good reads goal though!! 3 🌟🌟🌟

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TheLibrarian
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Amazing #KindleDeal - This book is really good!

8little_paws His column om deadspin cracks me up 1y
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Howseldomtheydo
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1. Went on a hike!
2. Reading
3. Tagged
4. A cozy sweater
5. Pizza 🍕
#HumpDayPost

TheKidUpstairs Beautiful pic! 1y
Susanita Pretty! 1y
4thhouseontheleft That looks like a beautiful spot! 1y
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TheLibrarian Beautiful photo and also great book (The Hike). 1y
Nute Beautiful area! Spectacular photograph!! 1y
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avgeyer
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Great kindle deal today! Highly recommend- I read this in one sitting!

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VenmariPasinos
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The Hike by Drew Magary #currentlyreading

"...a fantasy saga unlike any you've read before, weaving elements of folk tales and videogames into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family."

I have just finished the first two chapters and I have this feeling that I am in for a treat. ???

jamie_in_the_library Yesssss! It is so weird and so good 🦀 1y
LibLib This is such a good book! Enjoy the fun read! 1y
VenmariPasinos @jamie_in_the_library OMG! I'm excited! ❤ 1y
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VenmariPasinos @LibLib Thank you! I'm so pumped up now! ❤ 1y
TheBookAddict You sure are, enjoy! Definitely weird. 1y
sprainedbrain That book was so much fun 1y
Reggie I really loved liked this book. 1y
VenmariPasinos @TheBookAddict Thank you! ❤ I'm excited to discover how weird it actually is. 😂 1y
VenmariPasinos @sprainedbrain That's what the others told me! It must be really good. Oh boy. ☺☺☺ 1y
VenmariPasinos @Reggie I have a feeling I would love it as well. ❤❤❤ 1y
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Skyrimir
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Had this view for my reading most of this week (work trip). Still finished Sharp Objects, The Cabin at the End of the World and started The Hike. I have to get all that reading in before school starts! I won‘t have time then!

KnightOwl Gorgeous view! 1y
overtheedge Wow....amazing!! Perfect for reading! 1y
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acktopus
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Finished up book 11 for my #24in48 almost exactly as I hit 21 hours. Here's hoping I can finish one more around 6:30pm and make it #12for24in48... because maths.

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Squidapus
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What a trippy and harrowing journey of self discovery! Allegorical, metaphorical and other -icals but also a very real and very wild journey with important consequences. Magary does a tremendous job butting realistic reactions and self aware dialogue against fairy tale situations and the fantastical; hilarious and heart-rending often on the same page. Squidapus thinks more books should have better crab representation as he was the best character.

monalyisha I think Squidapus might be biased. Crab was awesome but... #TeamFermona 6mo
Squidapus @monalyisha Oooo, also a good choice. Squidapus does tend to let his deep sea biases come through sometimes 6mo
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parasolofdoom
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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BookDude
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It's a mind-bending, metaphysical, cathartic story of a man who goes on a hike and winds up...well, it's hard to say where. It's a great read, funny and touching and weird as hell, in a good way.

Reggie Omg, I read this over a year ago, but I remember I was eating a piece of pizza that had olives on it when he starts to fight the huge beetle, and then I was not eating pizza anymore. Lololol 2y
BookDude 🤢 2y
monalyisha @Reggie I listened to so much of this while eating breakfast in my car/as he punched a giant wood cricket through its pus-filled eye! 🤮 6mo
Reggie @monalyisha lololol 6mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Book mail today! So many of my favorites are in this group.

Scott_BookInvasion I loved The Hike! I just ordered a hardcover of it earlier today! I thought the affinities was ok but not a fav. I‘ll need to look up the others. Haven‘t heard of them. Which other would you recommend? 2y
The.Intentional.Reader @MisfitNerdBooks I really liked Magnificent Vibrations. Afterparty was good too. I read Other Kingdoms and enjoyed it but it a mix between reality and fantasy (if you enjoy books like that) 2y
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laurenlovesliterature
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This hike was so crazy. Glad I survived!

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TheBookAddict
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What the heck did I just listen to?!? 🤔🤷🏽‍♀️
Wow, it was so strange but really good. I enjoyed this weird tale of discovery, how the past influences us and molds us into who we are, love, family, the afterlife, and philosophy. Yeah, it‘s a weird one but very enjoyable. The narration was great. I recommend the audiobook.

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jlondon1963
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Twilight Zone meets Metamorphosis in this bizarre story. It is so weird you can‘t help but like it and if you are a fan of Douglas Adams you will like Drew Magary.

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dreabooksit
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I really loved the postmortal by Drew Magery when I read that a couple years ago. I stumbled on this one and was dying to read it. I bought it as a Christmas gift to myself and glad I did. Great fantasy with dry wit, crazy ass beasts and hilarious ones. Drew Magery always makes me laugh; his writing is entertaining and engaging. He makes me think about my own life in relation to the theme in the book.

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alvingregorio
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I read so many negative reviews for this book, but decided to read it anyway. Maybe it's just my type of book, because I enjoyed this crazy ride. It does feel random at times but ties loose ends in a satisfying way. Get ready for confusion!

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Crab, FTW. One of the most likeable characters I've come across in a long time.

monalyisha “Are you God?” “If you call me God, I‘m calling you ‘Shithead.‘” 💩😅 6mo
alvingregorio @monalyisha 😆 love that guy 6mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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Hiking off all those Thanksgiving calories along the Niagara Gorge #friyayintro

TrishB Looks lovely 💜 2y
tpixie ‘Gorge‘ous!! 😜🍁❤️ 2y
Kappadeemom Beautiful!!! 2y
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Melissa_J That‘s pretty! 2y
merelybookish Pretty pretty! 2y
youneverarrived Gorgeous 💚 2y
Kaye Beautiful hiking spot. 2y
TricksyTails So beautiful! 💙 2y
LibLib Hope you don‘t come along The Path... 2y
Howseldomtheydo @LibLib still on my #TBR bumping it back up the list! 2y
LibLib @Howseldomtheydo OOO, you need to! It‘s a fun read and it might make you think twice if you ever want to walk in the woods alone... O.o 2y
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ChrisSeddon
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Got my Kindle out of retirement. Seeing if it can live alongside physical books.

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Kryckett
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Finished this during our evening constitutional. I have to admit, I really enjoyed it. Even the ending ... despite a healthy fear going into the penultimate chapter that I was about to be disappointed.

monalyisha I thought the end was the best part! 6mo
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DHill
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Just started this on audio. No idea what it's about but I'm not loving the narrator. Hope the story sucks me in.

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Kryckett
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So ... this took a turn to the "WTF" super quickly ...

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AMVP
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#catchingup on #anditsaugust #day20

I've said before that this book just wasn't for me, as it didnt seem like it was amounting to much more than a lot of #runningandjumping .

Aluciddreamstate I like the cover on it 😁 2y
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