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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A Novel | Gabrielle Zevin
126 posts | 88 read | 5 reading | 106 to read
"A modern love story about two childhood friends, Sam, raised by an actress mother in LA's Koreatown, and Sadie, from the wealthy Jewish enclave of Beverly Hills, who reunite as adults to create video games, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry"--
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Traci1
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What a terrific story. It broke my heart a bit, but it was so good. It's probably my favorite #botm book of this year. Definitely recommend.

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manifestsanity
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Following in the trend of Chabon‘s Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and Whitaker‘s The Animators, this follows two close friends toiling at an esoteric craft. In those books it was comics and cartoons, in this it‘s video game design. Set in the early 90s and into the 2000s it‘s loaded with Easter eggs. It has so much to say about platonic love, jealousy, collaboration, and the creative life. Haven‘t been this engrossed in a novel for months.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds good…stacking! 1d
Traci1 I'm nearly done with this one and have loved every page. 1d
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Why am I tearing up a bit at the end of a book people said was about gaming?
Because at the heart this book is about friendship and loss, grief and love. It is incredibly well written, and the characters are drawn believable and flawed, but likable.
4 stars because I felt it dragged just a bit about 3/4 in. Which was a fine creative choice given the storyline but did slow me down.

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OriginalCyn620
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I didn‘t enjoy this book, but the silver lining is that I found a #pantone2022 match for it!

Clwojick Great match! 4d
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OriginalCyn620
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Panpan

An #unpopularopinion here, but this was disappointing for me. I‘ve loved other books by this author, but I just did not connect with either of the MCs, and I thought their relationship was more dysfunctional than anything else. The back-and-forth between Sam and Sadie was tedious and exhausting.

#bookspinbingo
#SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 4d
TheAromaofBooks I've definitely seen some mixed reviews on this one. 4d
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MatchlessMarie
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🎶🎵🎶

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TheSpineView
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

📘 Tagged
📘 I always miss the long days but I am looking forward to cooler weather.
📷 View from my dock. Love swimming and will miss it when the weather cools off.

Want to play? @DaveGreen7777 @Susanita @Tera66 @GatheringBooks

MoonWitch94 Swimming is the only reason I endure/tolerate summer 🤣😂 Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 3w
TheSpineView @MoonWitch94 Yeah, I don't miss the heat and humidity. 3w
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Pogue
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This book brought back so many gaming memories. I played Commander Keen for hours. I loved Marx.

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Pogue
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It is 10pm 75f and finally cool enough to read. Today in Northern California it was 112f where I live.

tpixie Hot! And big temp fluctuations!! My son in San Diego said they‘ve been having a heat wave- but not THAT hot! 3w
TrishB Yikes! 3w
iread2much It‘s 91 here at 9:30 am and I am NOT looking forward to this day. High of 117, not fun at all 3w
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iread2much I hope you stay cool! 3w
Pogue @iread2much how are you holding up with the heat. I am just hiding in a dark room. 3w
Pogue @tpixie the heat is why I left Tucson. This is crazy. I hope that he stays safe. 3w
iread2much @Pogue when I‘m not forced to work (the poor students being forced to walk around campus in this crazy heat!) I‘m also sitting in my house with all of the windows covered and lots of fans. 3w
Pogue @iread2much that is about all I am doing. I should be working from home today, but I can‘t be in the office. It is just miserable. 3w
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Dvd
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“A glimmer of a notion of a nothing of a whisper of a figment of an idea.” - impresses a haunting moment of creation from that millisecond of greatness #GabrielleZevin

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MaleficentBookDragon
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They‘re here!!!
#BOTM #BOOKHAUL

And my crafting table is pretty clean so I should try to sew another #booksleeve

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Mdion1993
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Childhood friends with a complicated relationship reconnect and decide to make a video game.

Millennial ✨ Gamer ✨ Emotional

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Kimberlone
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5 🌟 read! I‘m not a gamer (Animal Crossing is my kind of video game), but I found this novel to be both moving and informative. I have a much greater appreciation for the art of video game design, especially the storytelling component. Ultimately this is a story about the long term effect of emotional and physical trauma, and the beautiful and transformative impact of love (both platonic and romantic) on individuals and the art they create.

Kimberlone English nerds can probably guess at the literary reference in the title, but there‘s more to the nerdiness of this book than gaming. There‘s a literary component to a few of the games: EmilyBlaster and Master of the Revels, and one of the main characters is a former theatre nerd. If Master of the Revels was a real game I would definitely be interested in playing it!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review 📚 1mo
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Kimberlone
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I had a pretty good reading month, but my #BookSpinBingo was not very impressive. I didn‘t read either of the main options and didn‘t get a single bingo. In fact, I only even read ONE of the books from my original list, the rest were all free spaces. I think I gave myself bad karma by not putting very much effort into designing my card. Oh well, onto September!

BarkingMadRun I read 15 books in august, and not one bingo! I think almost half aren‘t even on the list! I feel your pain! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Still a fabulous month!!! 1mo
Kimberlone @BarkingMadRun same, I read 16! 1mo
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Karisimo
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1. Tagged
2. The characters and their tumultuous friendship over time. And it was a well told story overall!

@TheSpineView
#two4tueaday

TheSpineView I loved this book! Great choice!💙📖📘 1mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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#BOTM PICKED
What did you get?

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Pikathulhu
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I've noticed reviews of this book usually hinge on one's feelings regarding the likeability of the characters and their relationships. While I understand why many readers found them off-putting, I found the characters and their interactions to be remarkably reflective of real people, and of the missed opportunities and regrets inherent in real-life relationships. Ultimately, this book struck a chord with me with its stark verisimilitude. 4/5

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shanebeth
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this was sooo close to being a 5 ⭐️ rating, it ended up more like a 4.5 ⭐️ because one part near the end kinda lost me. I‘ve always loved a good friendship story, and this one hit the spot and then some. the fact that it was set against the backdrop of the video game industry added an extra layer of interest. It was fantastic on audiobook too…it‘s long but I listened every chance I got.

book 10/22 for 22

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NikkiKey94
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Mehso-so

I really struggled to get through this book at times. I‘m not a video gamer at all so I was hesitant to even start this book but I decided to give it a shot. It wasn‘t really my cup of tea but it was a good book.

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I‘ve seen a few reviews of this book say something like, “I‘m not a gamer, but…” I also identified with this sentiment, although I‘m wondering if maybe I‘ve had the wrong impression of games. If they‘re anything like the creative ones in this book, maybe I could be a gamer! This illuminated the artistry, storytelling, philosophy, and beauty of games for me in a whole new way. It‘s a moving tale of life‘s wins, losses, and restarts. 🎧

Soubhiville Yes! Great review! 1mo
ICantImReading @Soubhiville thank you! ☺️ 1mo
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Pikathulhu

"Sadie liked the phrase 'an abundance of caution.' It reminded her of a murder of crows, a flock of seagulls, a pack of wolves. She imagined that 'caution' was a creature of some kind - maybe, a cross between a Saint Bernard and an elephant."

I thought I was the only one whose brain did this with like phrases! Yet another reading experience that demonstrates how much we all share, and confirms our own idiosyncracies as valid.

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Pikathulhu
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This is fantastic advice, and is a lesson I've had to learn more than once.

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Pikathulhu
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This book was on my to-read list for the near future, but I've been seeing so many positive posts about it that I couldn't help but jump it up the queue. Looking forward to this one!

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library.dreamer
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I've decided I love this one after sitting on it for a couple days. The characters are obnoxious in their inability to communicate, but I was engrossed. The gaming framework is brilliant and makes it really unique.

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suvata
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• BOTM July 2022

• ModernMrsDarcy.com 2022 Summer Reading Guide #MMDSummerReading #MMDBookClub

#StoryGraph: fiction historical literary video games emotional reflective sad medium-paced
401 pages | first published 2022

In this one-of-a-kind novel, two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design.

5-stars from me. 😎

jlhammar Really looking forward to this one. Hope to get to it in September! 1mo
suvata @jlhammar I was never really a gamer but this book was so good I could still relate to the characters. Hope you enjoy it. 1mo
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swishandflick
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Looks like I'm with the minority here, but I didn't care for this at all. I wanted to like it, and for the first 25% or so I really thought I would, but in the end the only word that comes to mind is tedious. I'm not a gamer, but I don't even think that had anything to do with it. I just found the dynamics between various characters to be too dysfunctional and disappointing. I mostly just feel apathetic about the whole thing 🤷🏽‍♀️ #BOTM

fredamans I am with you 100%. 1mo
swishandflick @fredamans Whew! Glad to not be alone on this island 😂 1mo
fredamans @swishandflick No worries, I have snacks. 😉 😂 1mo
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YouReadMyEyes
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Camping on the Northern California coast this weekend.
Almost finished with this book. It‘s the story of a friendship of two video game developers that starts as children and continues into adulthood. In college, they create a wildly successful game together that changes the trajectory of their lives. 4/5 stars.

Pogue That is my current read too! We are reading this for a book club in Petaluma. 1mo
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Jemgirl2014
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Enjoying the wine sister brought me as a souvenir from her visit to Paris, France. 🍷🥰 Also, I just got through the NPC chapter of “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow “. I am gutted. 😭 Almost done. Gosh, I hope this book wins BOTM pick of the year!

DisneyFan Same after NPC. :( 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @DisneyFan Yeah, it really sucks. 😞 1mo
Aims42 Ooof, yeah that chapter 🥺😭 1mo
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Jemgirl2014 @Aims42 😞 I finished it. It‘s now now one of my favorite novels. But that ending… so bittersweet. 🥹 1mo
Aims42 @Jemgirl2014 Definitely a bittersweet ending ❤️‍🩹 I loved it though, it felt very fitting. A favorite novel of mine as well, which surprised me because of all the gaming. Just proves a great story is a great story! 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Aims42 I agree. It was very fitting. By the end of the final chapter Sadie and Sam had definitely come full circle. It warmed my heart. I know! I do not game at all either. I couldn‘t agree more! A great story is a great story! 😊 Now, can we get a movie? Can you imagine how amazing this would be on the big screen?! 😀 1mo
Aims42 @Jemgirl2014 It would be such an amazing movie 🤯💯 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Aims42 Let‘s keep our fingers crossed! 🤞🏾😊 1mo
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DisneyFan
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I usually don‘t like books with unlikeable main characters. However, I enjoyed this book. I loved gaming when I was younger, so maybe that helped.

* Matching chocolate, candle and bookmark courtesy of Authentic Books.

#bookspinbingo
#August2022
#authenticbooks

Hanna-B Sounds great 1mo
JGadz11 Great cover! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I've seen so many positive reviews for this one!! 1mo
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TheSpineView
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LetterT

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is my top pick. Bit two other books could be my top pock also.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

Mustlovebooks1088 I just got Throne of Glass! Is it a good series?? 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 1mo
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Bookish_Gal
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Mixed feels overall. Characters were stunningly written; diverse and very complicated. This is a love friendship that tells these two teens story through adult, working together. Ups and downs, getting close and arguing. didn‘t find the connection of gaming as distant as many say. Games bring people together. So let‘s make the perfect game. Sam and Sadie had some issues I feel never got resolved. Poor communication. ending didn‘t stick well for me

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sprainedbrain
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I loved a lot of things about this book:

✨ the beautiful writing
✨ the nostalgia it provided
✨ the genuine-feeling characters
✨ the complex relationships
✨ the games I wish were real
✨ the really excellent audiobook production

All of these things made it ok, I suppose, that Zevin did her damndest to rip my heart out.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheSpineView
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#WondrousWednesday @eggs

📘 Have I!!! The tagged book was last one to cause a book hangover. There have been others: The Bronze Horseman, The Pillars of Earth, A Man Called Ove, The Bridges of Madison County, Beneath A Scarlett Sky, just to name a few.
📘 worst: Working.. it intrudes on my reading. Best: Playing hooky from work to go ride.

Want to play? @StayCurious @bthegood @wanderinglynn @EadieB

wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 1mo
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theokiereader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First, I LOVE the artwork of this book with the #GreatWave of #Kanagawa. I feel like I can envision Ichigo's graphics just look at the cover! I loved a story that addressed deep friendships, especially ones that didn't devolve into romantic endeavors. Sadie was a bit unlikeable, and I really wanted her to redeem herself by apologizing to Sam in the end. Nope-- we just have pretend that her feelings were totally rightful and valid.

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FortunateSon
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Going to start on this one today. It's been getting TONS of love, so hopefully it lives up to the hype!

DisneyFan Same! 1mo
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Caroline2
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Book Haul! 😍 I‘m a bit scared of all the hype surrounding Tomorrow so I‘m going to put it by till Christmas. Middlemarch is going to be my chunkster challenge for next year. 👍

Oryx Oooh pretty! Are these both your penguin ones? I was really happy to get an extra book instead of the notebook - as much as I like stationary, I'd always prefer a book instead. 1mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! Good idea with Tomorrow…I did really like it but I think it‘s been very hyped. 1mo
underground_bks The hype is so real! I absolutely loved it! 1mo
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Caroline2 @Oryx Yes they are! 😃 and they arrived super quick! And yep, I agree, I‘d defo rather have a book thanks very much!! 😆 1mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Yeah I‘m gonna leave it to cool down a bit… 😉 🔥 1mo
Caroline2 @underground_bks Good to know! 😉 👍 1mo
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Shannon_McKinney
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I hate to say I was majorly disappointed by this one. 👎🏻 🫤 As someone who plays games like The Sims, Animal Crossing, and Stardew Valley the game designer aspect was okay. Unfortunately, this just isn‘t my cup of tea.

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SheReadsTruth
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Backyard bliss, compliments of my dear sister.

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LatrelWhite
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🎧 On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn‘t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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janeycanuck
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I much preferred the first half to the second, which feet really slow and like a completely different book from the first half. Also, am I the one who started out loving Sadie and being annoyed by Sam only to love Sam and be annoyed by Sadie by the end?

sprainedbrain That was my experience with these characters too. 1mo
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Soubhiville
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I don‘t consider myself a gamer, but I‘m surrounded by them. My Dad, sister, and husband all slay at them. I had a few years of playing WoW, but not as it was meant to be played (mostly solo or with just my hubs.)

I think having gamers in my life helped me relate to this more, though like others have said it‘s just as much about friendship as it is about games. I loved my time with Sam, Sadie, and Marx. I thought this was terrific.

CaitlinR Nice review, thanks for sharing. 2mo
bookishdawg Pretty picture! I‘m eagerly awaiting my copy of this 😊 2mo
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Jemgirl2014
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I totally forgot I had this Netgalley copy on my Kindle! I‘m totally in love with this book!

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BookBridget
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#BOTM. I've heard so much about this book, can't wait!

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Oryx
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A 'like' not 'love' for me. I really wanted to love it, but it was so reminiscent of other books I've read (The Interestings, The Startup Wife) and even TV (Mythic Quest), I couldn't quite detach from those. Still, an engaging story and complex characters. Could have done with more Marx.

Caroline2 Ohhh that‘s disappointing 🫤 2mo
Caroline2 I just got the startup wife on kindle… 🤔 2mo
squirrelbrain Yeah, I thought the same. So many Littens have LOVED this one, and I did really like it, but it won‘t trouble my top books of the year. 2mo
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Oryx @Caroline2 @squirrelbrain I still enjoyed it, maybe it just had too much hype. 2mo
Oryx @Caroline2 I liked the startup wife 2mo
Caroline2 Yeahhh too much hype can really ruin a book. 😒 2mo
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Kimberlone
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Finally starting this! I just love this gorgeous cover and it weirdly goes with my duvet!

TrishB It definitely does! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I do too. And yes, it does! 2mo
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eden.s.volk
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I wasn't sure if I would like this one. It centers on video games and creating video games and since I'm not really interested in video games, I didn't know if I would enjoy the book. But I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. It's an unconventional love story and I appreciated the book's depiction of a young man with a physical disability.