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The Martian
The Martian: A Novel | Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that hes aliveand even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skillsand a relentless, dogged refusal to quithe steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
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Mynameisacolour
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This isn't one that I would likely pick up on my own but I am happy that it was this months #nwc pick. I really enjoyed it! Mark Watney is a great character. I loved the humor, suspense and the sciency stuff was fun to read about as well. Easily my Fav book of 2020 so far

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ShyBookOwl
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When u have a great audiobook, there's never an excuse to skip a workout. Thank u Wil Wheaton.
I'm late to the game on this one, but better late than never 🤗

ElizaMarie Its such a good book! 1h
ShyBookOwl @ElizaMarie I'm loving it@ 1h
TheSpineView So good! 15m
Lucy_Anywhere Such a good book! now
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ElizaMarie
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I am only gonna answer #1.

Peace. So I work as a psychiatric nurse, I hope that I have helped at least some of my patients achieve some inner peace. Or at least shown them enough kindness to know that life is worth living.

I don't have children, but I have a niece and nephews and would like them to see me as “Auntie Bunny (my auntie name) always made me feel like it was okay to be me.“

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC) @AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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AsYouWish
The Martian | Andy Weir
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“I can't wait till I have grandchildren. When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater. Uphill! In an EVA suit! On Mars, ya little shit! Ya hear me? Mars!”

1. What is something you would like to leave behind for future generations? (Question)

2. Meme that reminds you of space. (Meme)

Come Join in on the fun of NovelWatchingCrew! We read a book and watch the movie. It is all at your own pace and so much fun!!

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

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DeannaJ
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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I am a huge nerd, and I wear that title with pride. This book was wonderful, and I don‘t think I‘ve laughed as hard in a long time as I did reading this.

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Nikki_E I loved this book for exactly that reason. 3d
Readage @Nikki_E 😁👍 3d
Texreader It is. It‘s such a good book 3d
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julesG @Nikki_E 🖐️This book is so good. My son has been listening to it on loop for months. 3d
Mynameisacolour I love his humor. I keep recommending this one to everyone I know 1d
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RachelAmphlett There are SO many laugh out loud moments in this book! 3d
ElizaMarie I agree this book had so many lines that made me chuckle 3d
Readage @ElizaMarie 😂😂😂 1d
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• Learning so much about Earth, space, exploration missions, and plant life on other planets 🌱•

#fiction #novel #science #biology #currentlyreading #currentsituation #NWC #NovelWatchingCrew #challenges

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• Google is my best friend while reading about Mark Watney's space adventures •

#currentlyreading #currentsituation #fiction #novel #NWC #NovelWatchingCrew

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Mynameisacolour
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1.Just finished this book last night and will probably wait until this weekend to see the movie but Matt Damon is probably perfectly cast in this role (thinking back to Good Will Hunting he plays super smart and super smart ass well.)
2. The song that comes to mind for Mark Watney's trip to space would be:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fNFzfwLM72c
##NovelWatchingCrew
@AkashaVampie

julesG I'm with you on question 1. Matt Damon was a great choice for this film. 4d
ElizaMarie I agree Matt Damon was perfect for this! He is super wise-ass but lovable funny and determined. 4d
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AkashaVampie
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Come join our book to movie/show group to add more entertainment to your life. January's book is the tagged book. Everyone is welcome!

https://novel-watching-crew.mn.co/

#novelwatchingcrew
#nwc

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Jadams1776
The Martian | Andy Weir
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Though I was afraid the math/science was going to overwhelm me in the beginning, I‘m really glad I stuck with this one. Mark‘s humor, though juvenile at times, made for some great one-liners. 8/15 #Jumpstart2020 #NWC #WinterBookBingo (Book made into a movie).

ElizaMarie I think even with the heavy math and science, the way he narrates his days makes it enjoyable even when you aren't really into those subjects. I really love this book! I am glad to see so many people loving it! 7d
Jadams1776 I like science, but I was never very good at it (especially if math was involved)😬. I agree though, the narration makes it so enjoyable. It‘s been on my TBR for awhile, so I‘m glad NWC chose it - it got forced to the top of the stack 👍🏻 7d
AkashaVampie @Jadams1776 So glad that u liked it and are enjoying our group!! 7d
Clwojick I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I‘ll have to look into getting the audio. 7d
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ElizaMarie
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1. I think the movie was perfectly cast so. I wouldn't have changed it at all! It was perfect! Actually just rewatched it and was loving all the characters! They were so great!

2. Haha Cheesy but....

https://youtu.be/J9FImc2LOr8

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

AkashaVampie I could so see Matt Damon rocking out to this!!! 7d
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"I've been thinking about how to survive this. It's not completely hopeless."

Good motto for life in general ?

#bookquotes #life #scifi #currentlyreading #fiction #novel

ElizaMarie yes it is! 7d
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• I think Mark Watney will provide many chuckles on this adventure •

#currentlyreading #currentsituation #ebook #cloudLibrary #digitalreads #scifi #challenges #NWC #friends #LitsyLove #fiction #novels

Texreader I definitely enjoyed this book!! 1w
Readage @Texreader 👍😉 7d
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• Second chapter, really liking it so far. Watched the movie before reading but that happens sometimes when I just can't wait. Hopefully I'll finish the book this month but that might not happen either 😬💪 #trying my best •

#NWC #scifi #bookofthemonth #ebook #cloudLibrary

ElizaMarie Even if you don't finish it this month, I do recommend finishing it whenever you can. The movie was oozing with his personality but in the book I think he shines even more! Tons of cute quotes here. 7d
Readage @ElizaMarie 😁 Yes, I will definitely finish. It's already too good to quit 7d
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AsYouWish
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“I'm calling it the Watney Triangle because after what I've been through, shit on Mars should be named after me.”

1. Who would you have cast as the main character? (Photo)

2. What song reminds you of space? (YouTube video) 

*It is not too late to join in on all the fun of NovelWatchingCrew, you set your own pace and then join in on the conversation when you can!*

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

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ElizaMarie
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Rewatching this one while I drink my coffee this morning :)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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ElizaMarie
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This month‘s book is The Martian however we are starting the voting for next month‘s book club book (we are reading books that have been made into a movie or tv series) these are the genres we will be reading/watching in #NovelWatchingCrew for 2020. Everyone is welcome at any time. We would love to have more members to chat with. #NWC

https://novel-watching-crew.mn.co/

Mynameisacolour This looks like a fun group! Is there a specific day to have the boos read by or to watch the film? 1w
ElizaMarie @Mynameisacolour no, everything is at your own pace. We have broken down the book into chapters so people are welcomed to comment on the chapter when they get to it (and you don't have to read the comments until you get there). We use the Mighty app. We even talk about the books that we read in previous months or talk about sequels too. You are welcomed to join! It would be great having you. We also have a goals group for #20for20. (edited) 1w
ElizaMarie @Mynameisacolour oh and we have a Paranormal Love group too #ParanormalLoveCrew (#PLC) if you are interested as well. 1w
Mynameisacolour Awesome! I just requested to sign up. 1w
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ElizaMarie
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I spent all day reading this. I enjoyed it so much, now to find the movie to rewatch it :) #HoustonTexas :)

#WinterBookBingo #WinterBingo #Challenge
@Honeybeegirl

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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AnansiGirl Very truthful 😁 1w
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ElizaMarie
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I love seeing my name in print :) ❤️❤️

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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AkashaVampie
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For some reason I'm having issues reading the #PLC book this month so thought I would switch to the #NWC book. I hope it keeps me entertained!

ElizaMarie I hope it entertains you! I‘m really liking it :) it‘s a reread but I‘m glad to have picked it up again (been a couple years) 2w
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ElizaMarie
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So part of this book takes place in NASA. So I think when I‘m done with it I‘m gonna use it for this prompt in a “book that takes place locally” since my current assignment is in Houston TX :)

#WinterBookBingo #WinterBingo #Challenge
@Honeybeegirl

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ElizaMarie
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Haha and I thought math only lies to me!!!

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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ElizaMarie
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I had forgotten all these little gems :) enjoying my reread so far :)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

wanderinglynn So many great one-liners in this book! 😂 2w
ElizaMarie @wanderinglynn yes!!! I am loving it all over again :) 2w
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• Excited to join @AkashaVampie and others to read the tagged book this month for January's #scifi prompt •

#challenges #TBR #friends #LitsyLove #groups #goals #games #reading #readinggoals #readingchallenge

AkashaVampie Thanks sweetie for sharing!!! 2w
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ElizaMarie
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1. Earth, there is just so much that I know is exciting here that I need to experience!

2. My favorite would have to be Doctor Who. I remember watching it with my father growing up. Doctor Who has so much to offer, its not just space, its TIME too! I think most episodes touch me in some way, make me at lease a little tearful! And of course StarTrek :)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC) @AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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AsYouWish
The Martian | Andy Weir
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2. Little kid me as I mentioned above loved Apollo 13 & there was a tv show called Space Cases that was the highlight of my week. I was obsessed with Catalina‘s hair & had a crush on Radu!
Here is a link to the theme song, if you want to know what the heck I am talking about.

https://youtu.be/XukV58Y18m8

Adult me fell madly in love with Astronauts Wives Club both the tv show & book. I laughed, I cried, I followed a lot more people on Instagram.

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AsYouWish
The Martian | Andy Weir
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1. Adult me likes my feet on the Earth. 10 year old me who watched Apollo 13 daily would have loved to go to the moon.

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC #TheMartian

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Butterfinger
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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My favorite movie about space is a true classic. Thanks for the question @AsYouWish @AkashaVampie #NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

AsYouWish I have to be honest I have never seen a Star Wars movie! I am more of a Star Trek girl and always have been. 2w
michellelav @AsYouWish I had never seen them until my boyfriend introduced a year or two ago and now im obsessed! The story line and politics and everything is just so well done! ❤ I'd say give it a try if you ever get the chance 😊 2w
Butterfinger @AsYouWish @michellelav I was in 8th grade when this came out. My parents got me a tape that I listened to every night. Fond memories. 2w
michellelav @Butterfinger that's amazing!! It's so much more in depth than what I thought it was going to be when I started. LOVE IT. 2w
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Butterfinger
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1. I have never had the desire to leave Earth, but if I had to choose, I guess the International Space Station.

Thanks for the question @AsYouWish @AkashaVampie #NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

AsYouWish That sounds interesting! I agree with you about leaving Earth though, 10 year old me would have loved to go into space, but adult me likes my feet right here on the ground. 2w
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AsYouWish
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“I need to ask myself, 'What would an Apollo astronaut do?' He'd drink three whiskey sours, drive his Corvette to the launchpad, then fly to the moon in a command module smaller than my Rover. Man those guys were cool.”

1. If you were an astronaut, where would you like to explore? (Question)
2. What is your favorite movie or tv show about space, astronauts, etc.? (Photo)

COME JOIN US: NWC is reading/watching The Martian by Andy Weir

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AkashaVampie
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Come join our book to movie/show group to add more entertainment to your life. January's book is the tagged book. Everyone is welcome!

https://novel-watching-crew.mn.co/

#novelwatchingcrew
#nwc

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jesseastin
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Ooh, I‘ve been wanting to read this. Audible has it for their deal of the day and it‘s read by Will Wheaton. I like his narrations. Just bought it. Hey, and I was just informed that it‘s my 3 year litsyversary. Who knew?

DebinHawaii Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚🎉 3w
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ElizaMarie
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So. When I went home this past week I couldn‘t find my copy :/ I knew it was somewhere but... where!? Anyway I went to half price and sold some graphic novels and books I wasn‘t feeling and picked up another copy of this one for the #NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC) January book pick. This is a reread but I really liked it the first time around ❤️

@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

AkashaVampie I'm sorry u had to get another one!! But i'm glad u are doing a reread for the group! I can't wait to start mine after the #PLC book 3w
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie I haven't been able to find my one for the #PLC yet. I had looked it up a few used book stores to no avail. I couldn't find it on the library apps either (I might double check it again.)

I don't mind having to rebuy this one. I will either sell it back or just give it away (I enjoyed it the first time I read it, so I am excited to read it again) Actually my husband bought it for me for my birthday (when we first met..)
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AnansiGirl The Martian will be a first time read and watch for me. Looking forward to checking off both in January! 3w
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ElizaMarie @AnansiGirl it‘s super good :) 3w
AkashaVampie @AnansiGirl The movie was really good. There are funny parts that i am hoping are in the book too! 3w
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie so I‘m not crazy about ebooks but I couldn‘t find it at the couple of used book stores I frequent and wasn‘t planning on heading home anytime soon to order it off amazon so... thanks for the tip re: kindle! It‘s a good offer I can‘t pass up :) 3w
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie Ebooks are all I read. It's either on my phone, tablet, or laptop. I'm always surrounded by electronics. 3w
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie I just have a harder time being able to see them (I read ebooks rarely but I just rather not If I have a choice) 3w
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie if u end up liking it, u could always get it in paper form later! 3w
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie true true :) 3w
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TheAromaofBooks
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I wasn't sure if this was going to be my type of book, but I totally loved it. I think it depends on whether or not you appreciate Mark's sarcastic humor or not, because you spend a lot of time in his head. I'm no NASA engineer, so it's completely possible that every science-y thing in this book was bogus, but since I have no idea, I just went along for the ride!
#TBRRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks PS Since Nalgene products were originally developed for laboratory use, I left my Nalgene in the photo since it was sitting there anyway 😁 3w
Clwojick 16 pt 2w
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AkashaVampie
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Excited to announce the winning book for the #NovelWatchingCrew group for January is The Martian by Andy Weir! Get your books ready for a fun filled month of Sci-fi. I'll be trying to come up with a challenge to do along side of the book with the help of the lovely Elizabeth (@AsYouWish). So keep a look out for that. Also anyone is welcome to still join. #NWC

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Citra182
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“LOG ENTRY: SOL 37

I am fucked, and I‘m gonna die!
Okay, calm down. I‘m sure I can get around this.”

This story in a nutshell. I am just about halfway through and I haven‘t laughed this much in ages. Like genuine laugh out loud (even when I‘m reading on the train). I loved the movie, but man this book is FUNNY. So glad I picked it up to read.

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Sargar114
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Picked up The Martian again last night to read and a friend loaned me perks. Realized I‘m inadvertently reading two books written as letters to the reader. What are you gonna do 🤷🏼‍♀️😂🤣😂🤣

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Andrew65
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A great book about space travel and problem solving in the #future. Loved it! 😍❤️❣️ #Movember

TheSpineView It was great! One of the few times I thought the movie came close to being as good as the book. 2mo
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Not seen the film but blown away by the book. 2mo
AlaMich Great book and fun movie! 2mo
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TheSpineView @Andrew65 If you liked the book I suspect you will like the movie. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 I loved both the book and movie! 2mo
Cinfhen Great pick!! Matt Damon was so good!! Loved the humor 2mo
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Nikki15
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I‘ve been meaning to read this since watching the film as it had such good reviews. I think it missed the mark for me a little, maybe just a little too much in depth scientific information. If it wasn‘t for the little breaks of humour throughout I definitely would have given up on it.

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Bookwormjillk
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The closest thing I could find to a mask on my shelves this morning. #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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Jesstifies
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#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick #ChillingPhotoChallenge #Orange I truly loved this book, couldn‘t put it down at the time. Not typical Halloween scary, but definitely some harrowing moments 🌕💫✨ +1 (54 total)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Will astronaut Mark Watney make a #JoyousReturn after being left for dead on Mars?

#SoulSeptember @Eggs

TheSpineView Good choice! 😊 4mo
Eggs 💗📚👏🏻🤗 4mo
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Soozee
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Day 4 #7days7covers #covercrush

Post a cover, one a day for 7 days. No explanation.

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suvata
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rsteve388 There are a 160 swearwords?? This just got moved up in my TBR. 4mo
suvata @rsteve388 LOL. I like how you think. 4mo
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