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The Time Machine
The Time Machine | H.G. Wells
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Librarybelle
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We‘ll go to the #future in Wells‘ time travel work. The narrator invents a time machine and decides to take it far into the future. What he discovers turns into great concern. A cautionary tale, perhaps??? #Movember

Cinfhen I‘ve never read anything by this renowned author 😬 1w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Sci-fi is a genre I rarely read, though I‘ve read a few of his books, including this one, for classes over the years. It‘s interesting to see his perspectives from the 1800s on what the future would hold! 1w
Cinfhen I‘m sure!!! 1w
BarbaraBB Do you like it? I didn‘t at all... 1w
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I remember not being impressed by it. Sci-Fi is a hard genre for me to get into, so I go into any sci-fi book with trepidation. 1w
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Another great adaptation by Stone Arch. I'm very impressed by this series of graphic novels for young adults.
#teamslaughter #scarathon @Clwojick

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IamIamIam
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That's over. I feel unfair reviewing a book that was absolutely sensational in 1895 by today's standards and my own preference. I can see how this was an amazing book in its time. I'm just not into the classics. #Booked2019 #Autumn #PublicDomain
@cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Sorry we tortured you 😜 1mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen It's okay! It's not like I chose to read Ulysses or anything!!! 😂😂 This was kind of like a literary mammogram. It's kind of annoying and painful but you can deal with it and maybe treat yourself to ice cream afterwards. LMAO 1mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen And I totally could have skipped it but I love you guys too much to do that!!! LOL 💜 1mo
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Cinfhen Hahahahaha love that #LiteraryMammogram 😂😂😂😂will be using that phrase, for sure!!!!! 1mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Literary mammogram—I‘m glad you read the book, checked off the prompt, and omg, we need to start using that hashtag A LOT. 🤣🤣 4w
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IamIamIam
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I wish the morlocks would have eaten this guy so the book would be over already... and how many matches does one time travel with? This dude has been lighting matches for the little people to giggle at and used 6 in the tunnel!!! How big is his matchbox????

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IamIamIam
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I think I'm just not made for books that were written before 1940. Guy goes 800,000 years into the future, there are cute people, his machine is missing and he has a tantrum. I think that's the gist so far. It feels like I'm listening to this in a foreign language... 🤨😖😴
#Booked2019 #PublicDomain

AthenaWins Ha! Yes. And it's usually super dry. I read From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and man I'm glad that was a short one. I'm happy I read it, but it was a struggle. 1mo
Cinfhen I feel your pain!!! Although I did enjoy 1mo
IamIamIam @AthenaWins I'm totally zoning out and when I snap back, I'm so confused! Haha! 1mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen I had a hard time with that also but I think that's because everyone was so prissy... LOL, I read half of it and there was too much fretting for me! I know there was a war on and I was probably just being insensitive but... you know... LOL, I am in the middle of Monte Cristo in Serial Reader but the wait for the audio is, like, 3 months! 😖 1mo
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kricheal
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Mehso-so

Story was good, narrator was terrible. #50 #2019

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening. I didn't quite finish Dune and now I have to wait because I'm #3 On the holds list. 😭

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BulkingBookie
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Near the end of this book, which was becoming an exploration on what mankind could evolve toward, I get blasted with time travelling again. And this time, I truly get a sense of the size of Time, and the void sensation it creates for us humans, with regards both to a single lifetime and to the span of our existence as a species.

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VioletCavalier
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#7Days7Covers Day 4.

You can really get lost in this one! Who else wants to join?

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eris404
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2 September 2019
It‘s satisfying to read a 100+ year-old book about time travel on a technologically advanced device (my iPhone, using the Serial Reader app). I loved how the Time Traveler at first believes the regression of the Eloi is due to communism, but in reality is the result of extreme capitalism. The Morlocks eat the rich indeed. #30booksin30days

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BulkingBookie
The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

5 pages in, and I must warn y'all Sci fi intellectuals: this book looks fu**in lit 🔥

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Jazinator
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Book #40: Similar to Frankenstein and Dracula, The Time Machine represents one of the world's earliest cases of science-fiction. Starting in a time when Jules Verne and other H.G. Wells classics were pushing the bounds of conventional fiction, The Time Machine shows us what Wells' view of the future might look like as his time traveler takes a...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2005/09/the-306-greatest-books-40-time-machine.html

#100greatestbooks

lover.of.the.classics I have been wanting to read this for a while. 5mo
Jazinator @lover.of.the.classics definitely go for it. It‘s very, very short and a fast paced read. My copy (hardcover) is only 60 pages. 5mo
lover.of.the.classics @Jazinator Okay, thank you for the recommendation. I will one of these days 😂 5mo
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Erofan
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This is a great fantastic novella, exciting and with its special atmosphere! #TheTimeMachine doesn't have a single superfluous word, it is small in volume, but the content in it would be enough for numerous volumes with sequels!

DaveGreen7777 I love your cat pillow! 😻 6mo
Tamra My daughter would beg for your pillow! 6mo
Erofan @DaveGreen7777 @Tamra Yeah, I love that funny pillow too! It was a gift! (Thanks @Violetta 😘) 6mo
Violetta @Erofan I'm glad you like it 🤗 6mo
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lostinabookbrb
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Panpan

This was a weird book for me. While I respect what this book did for the genre, I couldn't get passed that the main character kept saying how innocent and childlike the girl from the future was that he was sleeping with.

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PaperbackPirate
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Tonight Stellaluna and I are reading The Time Machine. It‘s not what I pictured it would be, but I like it.
Hope you‘re all having a happy Friday night!

#fridaynightbookclub
@JoScho
 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#dogsoflitsy

JoScho Stellaluna is so sweet ❤️ 7mo
PaperbackPirate @JoScho She really is. Most of the time! 💙 7mo
ladym30 Stellaluna is adorable ❤️ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 7mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @ladym30 ! 💙 7mo
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Freespirit
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This classic tale was a quick and enjoyable audiobook. I loved the language and descriptions and the wonderful reading voice of the narrator. Great to listen to on my travel to and from work! 3 1/2 🌟 #classic #literature #fiction #timetravel

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LokiDokey
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I found this classic interesting. I have only seen the original movie and loved comparing the two. It was a fun, fast read.
Book 25/100 for 2019

wordzie 👉 9mo
wordzie Oops...👍 9mo
Crazeedi Wow, I read this many many moons ago, good one 👍😊 9mo
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LokiDokey @Crazeedi I watched the original movie in middle School in my English class but we never read the book. It was always on my TBR list so I finally stopped putting it off. 😀 9mo
Crazeedi @LokiDokey good for you! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 9mo
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sixgun
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The characters that are in the book are those that you've always heard.
Morlocks... Heard it? Yup, this is the book.
I read it because it was a "classic" I'd never read. If you go in with that mindset, you'll be nicely surprised that there is a pretty good story involved.

ReclusiveHermit I need to read the time machine. I started it 2 years ago and forgot to finish. 9mo
sixgun @ReclusiveHermit I would never have finished it without serial reader. That app is helping me get through all the books that I find mind numbing, but are classics. Turns out in small chunks they're actually pretty nice. 9mo
ReclusiveHermit @sixgun yess, i will try picking it up next month and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion. 9mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser @sixgun Here Here!! That be so! 3mo
sixgun @Curiouser_and_curiouser Have you read this? I'm trying to find another short story or novella to try. 2mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @sixgun no, I haven't yet read it, but it's on my TBR. I like serial reader for this same reason :) 2mo
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keys_on_fire
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I can see why this is a classic. So many ideas have sprung from this story and the term ‘time machine‘ was coined from it. However, it just wasn‘t my cup of tea. Maybe it was just too bad to follow in and audiobook setting. At least I can cross it off my 100 books poster!

Melissa_J I wasn‘t a fan of this one either 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
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Lucas.Rencher
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I love how H.G. Wells' writing makes his stories seem plausible. Also, shout out to Kindle for having all of these public domain books loaded on here. I needed something to read while I waited for my books to come in from Amazon, and this was perfect! 😆

Rachel.Rencher I think we have a few more by him, too 😁 11mo
Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher I think we do I'm excited 😀 11mo
BookBabe I love public domain books! So awesome of them to do that. ❤️ I‘ve been meaning to read this one myself! 10mo
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Swe_Eva
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From my last audio walk of 2018. On to 2019! Happy new year, everyone! 🎉🎆🎊 #audiowalk

Mccall0113 Beautiful! Where is this paradise? 11mo
Swe_Eva @Mccall0113 Long Beach, California. It is indeed a most wonderful place to live. 👍🏻 (edited) 11mo
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Sarz
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4 ⭐
Classic sci-fi - I love it!

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RedneckRebel154
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A quick break while waiting for the local tip to open, I shall continue 'the time machine' a true classic. I shall also be speaking the most exquisite English for an hour afterwards! #hgwells #thetimemachine

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 12mo
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Creadnorthey
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Mehso-so

I should be impressed, this being a classic and all, but my take away is less then I‘d hoped for. I was going to select the bail button several times, but persevered right to the sanctimonious end. Don‘t get me wrong, there are great bits, but this story may need its own Time Machine to keep it relevant.

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Really weird little book. I vaguely remember parts of the 2002 movie (I was 7ish then?) and thought it was going to be closer to that. An interesting piece of speculative fiction, and particularly interesting for the reflections of the Time Traveller on his changing assumptions about futuristic humanity.

GatheringBooks been meaning to read this for the longest time. :) 1y
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UwannaPublishme
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When Herbert George Wells was 8 years old, an accident left him bedridden with a broken leg. Thanks to his dad bringing him stacks of library books to pass the time, H.G. developed a deep love of reading, which eventually led to his interest in writing. Before he turned 30, H.G. was cranking out a list of beloved novels like this one. 🙌🏻I'm betting his dad added a few sci-fi books to that library pile. 😁🖖🏻
(Photo from The HGWellsSociety.com)

manifestsanity @rubyslippersreads I love that movie. It has the most absurd premise and it is so entertaining! 1y
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads @manifestsanity I've only seen the 1960 and 2002 movies. But now I must see this one! Searching now on Amazon. 😁 1y
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starwolf
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Awesome.

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MoMogrl
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This was an easy read. I'm not a fan of the wordiness in the descriptions, but that is often a complaint of mine in classics. Read for #booked2018 #steampunk
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woot!! U knocked off #steampunk ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome job! 1y
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MoMogrl
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I also started this tonight on Serial Reader for #booked2018 #steampunk

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CrowCAH
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#LitsyClassics #Time -machine!!!

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Lcsmcat
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This is a classic I need to bump up on my TBR. #time #Litsy classics #Maylovesclassics

Libby1 It‘s a good one. I found it a little slow to begin with but then it does speed up. 2y
TheReadingMermaid I just finished it. Was pretty good. The Invisible Man was also very good 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Lcsmcat @Syndelle777 I enjoyed The Invisible Man also. 2y
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amber_ldsmom
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I liked this book soooooo much more than War of the Worlds, which I found immensely boring. I really enjoyed the Time Traveler‘s character; I thought he was pretty great. I wish a little more time had been spent on Weena, but there was still a good amount of emotion evoked from this one. Loved the ambiguous ending, too, even though they usually drive me crazy. Wonderful quick read!

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Kathrin
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The book that sparked a whole genre, didn‘t age well in my opinion. From the narration style to the storytelling perspective it all felt very ‘meh‘ to me.

#booked2018

Gezemice I felt the same. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I get sad when classics don‘t really hold up over time. Either way, good job on the prompt completion! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cinfhen I‘m most worried for this prompt 😬 2y
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Betty
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These goodies are heading to the post office today or tomorrow for @laundry_piles to open Friday the 13th. Don't you wish you could hop in the time machine to open NOW!

#steampunkgoespostal

AmyG Love the animal wrapping paper! (edited) 2y
Craftylikefox That animal wrapping paper kills me 😍 (edited) 2y
Betty @AmyG @craftylikefox thanks! I looked and looked for steampunkish ⚙️⌛️wrapping paper. Then figured what I already have would do-- a pirate bulldog, a masked elephant and a bunny in an astronaut suit -- alternate universe! 🔭⚗️🛡⚙️⏳⏱ (edited) 2y
laundry_piles Haha awesome, thank you so much I can't wait!! I'm almost ready to send yours out so be on the lookout! 2y
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TrishB
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Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻 2y
Autumnlong Yess! 2y
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abh
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Brilliant for its time, an absolute classic. The best time travel book of all time.

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Bourriquet76
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Trying to read classics I‘ve never read—I‘m not a sci-fi fan, classic or contemporary, so going with short!

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Quasifesto
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I‘m reasonably sure I read this as a kid, but I read it again anyway. Short SF classic that mostly deserves its praise. Reading something so clearly written long ago that is mostly set so far in the future makes it that much more alien. I enjoyed it, but didn‘t love it.

Bourriquet76 I just started this last night! 2y
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Libby1
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This starts well but the main section in the middle was a bit wobbly.

The strong ending pushed this firmly into the Pick category for me.

Thanks again, @SerialReader !

EllanaRose I read this through serial reader too, thought the same. Oh that ending! 2y
Izai.Amorim I also liked this one 2y
Libby1 @EllanaRose and @Izai.Amorim - I‘ve really enjoyed reading classics on Serial Reader. 2y
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BarbaraBB
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While Darwin wrote about the survival of the fittest, Wells wrote this story about a scientist traveling into the future to discover that things don't always get better as time goes on. In the future, the narrator notices that people were smart enough to make the world a more comfortable place – but as the world got more comfortable, people became less smart. Quite a prophetic view... 👇👇👇

BarbaraBB All in all this is a very interesting read with lots of interesting theories and insights. However I read it as an audiobook and had trouble staying concentrated. Because it is a bit boring as well. #1001books #pop18 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Reading books in English is easy for me, but listening to it is something different. I‘d like to give it a try though (spending lots of hours in my car, being annoyed by stupid radio dj‘s 😬).
So I started with this short read. Four chapters in and I do understand it. The narrator though is horrible. But I guess it is take it or leave in when you want the audiobook for free (Libravox). To be continued 😉!

Kalalalatja Audio narrators are so important for the experience! 2y
merelybookish @Kalalalatja So true! A bad narrator can ruin a good book. 2y
BarbaraBB @merelybookish @Kalalalatja I can imagine. With this one I am distracted by his monotone voice 😬 2y
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CrowCAH
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#Future #ReadingResolutions

To the future and back again!

Bradleygirl Cool! I'm reading the late-20th-century written sequel, bc I got gifted it and holy cow someone wrote a sequel 2y
CrowCAH @Bradleygirl wow I didn‘t know there was a sequel! 2y
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Jen_Reads
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Giving this #classic a try. I‘ve never read H.G. Wells, unless you consider the recording somewhere I have of Orson Wells broadcast of War Of the Worlds.

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shahn77
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I listened to this on audio and I loved it! I knew the story and have seen the adaptations but somehow never read the novella. It was well worth the read.

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Finishing the year with the old and very beat up copy of the time machine. I was complaining to my father in law that I didn‘t have a book small enough that I could finish before 2017 was over. He asked why I can‘t just start a book in 2017 and keep reading the same book through to 2018. I looked at him like this 😳. So he handed me this book, and looked at me like this 🙄 and shook his head because he thinks I‘m crazy but loves me anyway 🤗 haha

jbhops Thats a good father in law. 😂 2y
bookcaterpillar_89 He definitely is (most of the time) 🤫😂 2y
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