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BarkingMadRead

BarkingMadRead

Joined May 2016

Book Reviewer, Little Free Library Explorer
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Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
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Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
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Run, Rose, Run: A Novel by James Patterson, Dolly Parton
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Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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The Alienist: A Novel by Caleb Carr
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The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Cuilin Rules of evidence and questioning seem a bit hazy. Yes I caught up. 10h
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BarkingMadRead @Cuilin I knew you could do it! 10h
Bookwormjillk And that's why you shouldn't go around telling people you want to commit crimes. 10h
dabbe The irony is he's actually answering the questions truthfully! Dostoyevsky took 700+ pages to lay out a murder scene where guilt seems to be EVERYWHERE for Dmitry, but we know he didn't do it. I think. #cuzthisstoryisconfusing 9h
BarkingMadRead @dabbe so true! I‘m pretty sure he didn‘t do it, but not 💯 9h
TheAromaofBooks @dabbe - I feel like he didn't do it because Dmitry has NO chill and does not seem to grasp the concept of subtlety 😂 I feel like if he did it, he would have announced it as soon as he walked into the party! 7h
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks Totally agree! I guess I doubt myself because I read a chapter ahead, and when I see the post for that day, I usually have this face: 😳 because I can't remember reading what is posted, and I just read it the day before! 😂 5h
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks that‘s what I think too but then I wonder what if he doesn‘t know he did it? 4h
mcctrish @dabbe for that reason I read and then come to see the post even if I‘m late to the party 3h
mcctrish I laughed out loud at the public prosecutor saying “This is going to turn into complete mayhem…” WHERE have you been?! It‘s been mayhem since Book XIII at least 3h
dabbe @mcctrish I think I need to try that approach! 🤩 59m
dabbe @mcctrish He's extremely late to the party! 😂 58m
Ruthiella I love how Dmitry thinks because he‘s a gentleman and he SAYS he didn‘t kill anyone, that he‘s not getting a one way ticket to Siberia. (edited) now
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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mcctrish Sheer chaos #keystonecops 1d
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mcctrish @BarkingMadRead I am hearing the Benny Hill theme music too ( not dating myself with that at all) 1d
TheBookHippie @mcctrish OMG 🙋🏻‍♀️ yessssss. 1d
mcctrish @TheBookHippie sometimes I wish we could do music here like on Insta 🤣 1d
dabbe @mcctrish Does Monty Python work here, too? 😃 1d
mcctrish @dabbe ABSOLUTELY 💯 1d
Bookwormjillk Ha! Clue is perfect. Also cracks me up when the narrator says something like this other thing happened but I won‘t go into it here. Yeah because you are brevity itself bud. 1d
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk - Wouldn't want to bog you all down with unnecessary details! 😂 1d
currentlyreadinginCO @Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks 😂 otherwise a man of concision 1d
currentlyreadinginCO I'm intrigued by this chapter I have so many theories 👀👀 1d
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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TheBookHippie 😮‍💨 2d
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Bookwormjillk We needed a short chapter today. 2d
currentlyreadinginCO She loves having almost been murdered!! 😂😂 2d
dabbe Is it horrible of me that when I go to read a chapter, I quickly figure out how many pages it is, and then I (almost) jump for joy when it less than 10? 🤩 2d
Cuilin I‘m so behind, still playing catch up. 1d
mcctrish @dabbe we are twins 🤣 I start every reading by looking ahead at how many pages a-thinking “yes” #lessthan10 or “groan” #toomany I am seriously ‘a-doubting and a-feared‘ this book will ever end 1d
BarkingMadRead @dabbe @mcctrish for real! 🙄 @Cuilin there are some shorter chapters ahead! You can do it!! 1d
dabbe @mcctrish #greatminds 🤩😂😍 1d
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Great Gatsby (Classic) | F Scott Fitzgerald
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#bookhaul from my trip to the book warehouse outlet in Easley SC. $400 worth of books for about $130

Bookwormjillk 🤩🤩🤩 2d
Gissy 📚📚📚😍👌 2d
dabbe #stunning 💚💙💚 1d
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The Graduate | Charles Webb
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The hubs and I listened to the audiobook during a trip to Virginia, and finished it up today, on our way to a Book Warehouse outlet a couple of hours from our house. The ending was…. Abrupt….. not sure how I feel about the book. The movie may have been a little better!

Ruthiella I didn‘t know it was a book, but of course it was! 🙈 2d
Bookwormjillk Book warehouse outlet? 2d
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk there‘s an outlet in SC, about 2.5 hours way from us. Took me over an hour to see it all, I probably missed a bunch, and I skipped aisles with certain genres, I spent about $130 and got so so many books. Everything was 70% off! I will post a pic later! 2d
Bookwormjillk @BarkingMadRead hmmmm heading that way for spring break. Would be a shame if everyone fell asleep when I was driving and I took a little detour…. 2d
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The Devine Doughnut Shop | Carolyn Brown
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Starting my #bookspin today! I have been wanting to read this for awhile! I met Carolyn Brown at a book con a couple of years ago. She is a feisty old lady, so I‘m really looking forward to this!

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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#bookspinbingo for March!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Starting my #authoramonth book tonight, nothing like waiting until the last minute 🤣 @Soubhiville

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The Institute | Stephen King
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#20in4 goals:
📚 finish the Institute
📚 finish Ice Limit
📚 start and finish my #authoramonth book
📚 start and finish my #bookspin

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Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 I expected some sort of blah blah blah because it was such a long chapter but instead we got Jerry Springer 4d
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currentlyreadinginCO The problem w this book is that no one calls anyone by their name and I always have to reread everything to find out what happened! It took me a couple rereads to understand who was locked out and where everyone was at the end of this chapter 😂😂. But despite my constant complaining I'm actually really enjoying this and don't think I would have gotten this far w.o the buddy read, SO 4d
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣🤣 4d
BarkingMadRead @currentlyreadinginCO my allergies are so bad today that it took me like an hour to actually get through it. I had to keep going back and reading it again. 4d
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRead I now am going back to nighttime reading with appropriate beverages…. This was ..😵‍💫🤪 ALOT. 4d
dabbe @TheBookHippie The nighttime beverages make ALL the difference. 😂 #whichmanisthepan #panpanpan #paniepanpanie #myheadhurts 4d
BarkingMadRead @dabbe so confusing 🤣 I just let it go, I figured they wouldn‘t be around long enough to matter 🤣 4d
TheAromaofBooks As usual, spot-on meme usage here 😂 4d
dabbe @BarkingMadRead 🤩😍😂 4d
mcctrish @TheAromaofBooks absolute truth 🤣🤣 4d
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk this is Jerry Springer on steroids 🤣🤣 4d
mcctrish @TheBookHippie I wish I had enough money to order a few cases of champagne to drink this with ( some blini and caviar would be a nice touch too) 4d
TheBookHippie @mcctrish I don‘t like Vodka but it‘s probably what they drank 🤪👀😅 4d
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish there‘s not enough champagne in the world for that chapter 🤣 it was so chaotic! 4d
mcctrish @BarkingMadRead honestly I read this so loud in my head 🤕 4d
Graciouswarriorprincess That was crazy! 4d
Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk Jerry Springer! lol! 4d
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If It Bleeds | Stephen King
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Just a reminder that March‘s #LosersClub read is #IfItBleeds Put your library holds in now, search your shelves, or buy a new copy, and check back on or about October 1st, when we begin reading this one. Discussion will be at the end of the month! #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

bthegood Looking forward to this - have not read it yet! Thanks for posting and hosting! 4d
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Finished this last night! @TheAromaofBooks I really loved it! I dreaded the epistolary nature of the story, but it didn‘t bother me at all once I got into it!
POP… Bildungsroman 📚#52bookclub24… apostrophe in title 📚 this was also my #doublebookspin

Librarybelle Yay! I‘m enjoying my reread of this! 4d
BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle I can‘t believe I‘ve never read it! I loved it! 4d
BarbaraBB So good! I still need to read it! 4d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thanks for reading along!! Feel free to drop in for any of the rest of the conversations. I actually really like Evelina's voice, so the epistolary part isn't bothering me. She's so sweet and naive it feels like she should be super annoying, but instead I just want to keep her safe 😂 4d
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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mcctrish You have to admit that when it‘s all about Mitya it‘s all action and no thinking #adhd give the boy some Ritalin 5d
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Bookwormjillk 27 minute chapter tomorrow… 5d
Aimeesue @mcctrish Dmitry no care! He‘s making me dizzy, and I haven‘t even had any champagne! 5d
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk nooooooooo ☠️ 5d
mcctrish @Aimeesue champagne would help and hinder in equal measure 😵😵‍💫 5d
currentlyreadinginCO I like these wild chs!! 5d
Ruthiella This was like the worst party ever! 😝 5d
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Bookwormjillk It‘s almost March. That better have not been a false murder 🤣 1w
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mcctrish @Bookwormjillk absolutely must be real murder and the more the merrier after all this blah blah blah! Dmitry is BONKERS! 1w
Aimeesue Mitya is a bit obsessed with winning. He doesn‘t even like her! (edited) 1w
currentlyreadinginCO I am confused whether Grigory or Fyodor was maybe murdered? 7d
BarkingMadRead @currentlyreadinginCO I don‘t know! I would have said Grigory, since he‘s the only one bleeding 🤣 7d
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BarkingMadRead @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣☠️☠️☠️ 1w
Bookwormjillk Your chapters were off? Now I‘m confused. 1w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I was saying chapter 7:5 and 7:6 instead of chapter 8:1 and 8:2 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
Bookwormjillk @BarkingMadRead ah, got it. So we read the same chapter just the numbers have been off. No murder today but seemed like he might have grabbed a murder weapon at the end. And I was cracking up at the whole you can have 3 million rupees if you just go pan for some gold conversation. Maybe tomorrow? Murder Tuesday? (edited) 1w
Bookwormjillk Actually true confession I find this book so confusing that I‘m worried I won‘t actually know when the murder happens 1w
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk SAME will I even know? 1w
TheBookHippie We‘re all upside down… 1w
SamAnne LOL. I was wondering….glad I‘m on track! 1w
Librarybelle Okay…now I know I‘m 2 chapters ahead, somehow! Maybe I somehow two chapters in a day??? Talk about confusion! 😂 I kept reading the daily checkins and thought “but I read that a few days ago…” 1w
currentlyreadinginCO I was confused bc I was trying to catch up but thought my chapters were wrong 😂😂 1w
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk I mean there‘s been no murder yet, is there even a murder? We were promised murder but maybe we just get so spun in circles from Mitya running around with his hairbrained schemes we commit the murders 🤔 1w
Daisey @Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie Glad to hear I‘m in good company with my confusion! 🤷‍♀️ 🤣 1w
BarkingMadRead @currentlyreadinginCO @Daisey @Librarybelle I‘m so sorry! I was running on autopilot 🤣 1w
Daisey @BarkingMadRead I was slightly confused by the chapters but only because I was behind and catching up. My comment was about the book as a whole! 1w
Librarybelle I think we can completely blame the craziness of this book! Overall, I like it, but admittedly there are parts that make absolutely no sense to me. It could be the translation I‘m reading or I‘m reading it when I‘m very sleepy. 1w
Bookwormjillk This book will always have a spot in my heart just because I don‘t really always understand it, but I am so enjoying reading it with you all. 1w
TheAromaofBooks I think I'm also ahead a chapter or two somehow, but if I stop now, even for a day, I'll never pick this one up again 😂 #pleasesomeonekillsomeone 1w
currentlyreadinginCO Figuring out where I was added to the experience 🤣 1w
Ruthiella I didn‘t notice! 😂 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess It is a crazy read and I think I am off the schedule too but enjoying reading it. 1w
dabbe @Librarybelle I'm with you! If I have my numbers right (in my l'il world), I read part 3, book 8, chapter 5 today. Are we 2 chapters ahead? #brainfried 1w
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks 😂😂😂 Any action besides running around on wild goose chases would be good! 1w
Librarybelle @dabbe I read that today too! I guess we are 2 chapters ahead. 1w
TheAromaofBooks @dabbe @Librarybelle - I think some of the group may have gotten bogged down during the It's Your Life, Father Zossima chapters 😂 1w
Librarybelle I bet, @TheAromaofBooks ! They were…well…interesting 😂 @dabbe 1w
KAO Count me among the confused. I too am unintentionally ahead on reading. As if I weren‘t already confused enough by this book, my own lack of coordination on chapters isn‘t helping me! (edited) 1w
BarkingMadRead @KAO @Librarybelle @dabbe yes! The weekend of the 10th, I spread out the chapter about the Elder‘s life, since it was so long! So you are a little ahead! 1w
dabbe @Librarybelle Meaning we could skip a couple of days? 😱😂😃 1w
dabbe @BarkingMadRead Lordy, was that long! Thank you! 💙🩶💙 1w
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks The ones with the letters as phases of his life? Whew, doggy, that was a slog--but not nearly as bad as Ivan's thoughts on religion that went on fooorrreeevvveeerrr. 😳😂😍 1w
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Next up in the coffee loft series!

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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Ruthiella I think Mitry is talking a crazy turn. 😜 1w
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mcctrish To start I had J Geils Love Stinks in my head 🎶you love her but she loves him and he loves somebody else you just can‘t win 🎶 but now things are coming full circle with the birch trees #murderinthewoods? 1w
Bookwormjillk I‘m just here for the murder 1w
dabbe @Bookwormjillk #ditto! 🤩😂😍 1w
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk same 🤣🫣 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk @dabbe @TheBookHippie - At this point, honestly, murdering ANY of these characters will be acceptable 😂 1w
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks seriously! I thought he was about to kill the old dude, and I was like 🤷🏻‍♀️ ok, whatever. Let‘s just get this moving along 🤣 1w
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks Even Annoying Aloysha! 😂 1w
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Bookwormjillk Miracles do happen 😂 2w
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BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk it‘s the little things 🤣 like little chapters 🤣 2w
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk 😅🤣🤣🤣👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
TheBookHippie The picture, made my day. 2w
currentlyreadinginCO Not reading any comments or hashtags bc I'm behind - but using this comment to motivate myself to catch up!! 2w
Ruthiella That image! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 💦➡️🍷💥💥💥 2w
SamAnne 😂😂😂😂. Love the image! 2w
BarkingMadRead I‘m so glad you all like the pic 🤣 I was worried I might I have gone a little too far 🤣 @TheBookHippie @Ruthiella @SamAnne 2w
Bookwormjillk That pic is everything 2w
dabbe #theperfectpic 🤩😂😂🤩 2w
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRead not for me but that‘s not a ruler to use … 😅👀🫣 2w
mcctrish This is the Jesus I‘m here for, especially on a Friday after a looooonngggg week and #praisebe for short chapters 2w
Graciouswarriorprincess That picture and thank goodness for little chapters. 2w
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Bookwormjillk Seems like murder time is coming soon! 2w
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish #pisswarm 🤣🤣 not me 🥂 2w
mcctrish @BarkingMadRead it‘s the piss warm champagne! I‘d murder over that 2w
Ruthiella Nice research on the headdress! 👍 2w
Aimeesue That onion game was totally rigged. Never even had a chance. 🧅 2w
KAO I was three chapters behind—but caught up today! I remember when the chapters started at only 3 pages each…those days are long gone, it seems. Then again, the longer chapters at least help me to get some momentum going in following the plot(s). #neverthoughtiwouldbeeagerlyanticipatingpatricideinanovel #letsmovealongalready (edited) 2w
5feet.of.fury “He has a grief. He didn‘t get promoted.” “What do you mean, promoted?” “His Elder got smelly.” “What do you mean ‘smelly‘? You‘re spewing a lot of nonsense.” Yep 2w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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mcctrish What‘s for lunch ? Sausage and vodka! The ratman is a shit 2w
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Bookwormjillk I remembered what I was thinking about yesterday. The guy just died and everyone shows up looking for a miracle. #AnEldersWorkIsNeverDone 2w
dabbe @Bookwormjillk And how dare his body decompose? That means he was just human after all. #hisbodyreeks 2w
CatLass007 My Mom had a book called The Incorruptibles. It was about saints whose bodies supposedly didn‘t decompose. I looked at some of the pictures and the bodies were pretty desiccated. I couldn‘t figure out what all the fuss was about. 2w
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Netflix virtual screening sneak peek of season 3, episode 1!

BooksNBowls So jealous!! 2w
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willaful Oooo, I've never seen the fourth before, and it's the best one! 2w
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Bookwormjillk Allrighty then. Wow. Also what's with the cherry jam? 2w
CatLass007 I must confess that I bailed a while ago but I‘m still enjoying your daily posts. 2w
mcctrish According to my tracking on Goodreads we are 54% of the way into this monster and the elder has died, kitkat is still hysterical?, Mrs Coca Cola has sent Ratman as a spy and Aloysha just bailed on the hermitage so next up a marriage and a murder? 🙏🏻🙏🏻 and some air freshener hopefully 2w
BarkingMadRead @CatLass007 🤣🤣 #imheretohelp @mcctrish so much as happened and yet so much still has to happen 🙄 2w
CatLass007 📚💕 2w
TheAromaofBooks I was under the impression that this was about a murder/trial, yet here we are 400 pages in and no murder yet! 😂 2w
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks talk about a slow burn 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Aimeesue @mcctrish 😂😂😂 2w
mcctrish @TheAromaofBooks we are the ones who will die from all the blah blah blah 2w
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Ch 6.3: y‘all. I‘m still reading, but I wanted you to be able to discuss! #elderZhasalottosay #imhereforit #dudehadaninterestinglife #thebros #hashtagbrigade #SWFG #pemberlittens

TheBookHippie Same catching up 👀👀 2w
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Aimeesue You gotta love the disclaimer from the narrator: this is basically what Zosima said while drifting in & out of consciousness, but Alyosha wrote it all down later and made it coherent. 😄 2w
Bookwormjillk What part are we on now? I wasn‘t sure so I read #eldertalk parts a-f 2w
Bookwormjillk @Aimeesue gotta get those disclaimers in there 🤣 2w
IndoorDame I‘ll try to catch up tomorrow. I‘ve still only read through D. 2w
currentlyreadinginCO I like the disclaimers, too @Aimeesue . The side notes to the reader give all of this a quality that makes me feel like I'm in on the joke 2w
mcctrish Despite this being a #chonkerofachapter and based on the incoherent ramblings of a dying man in and out of consciousness- we got a complete story of a man who lived a full life with very little blah #canaloyshatelltherestofthestory 2w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk read up to part 3, book 7. #basicallyreadforever 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Ruthiella I am also enjoying a comprehensible narrative! 2w
Aimeesue @currentlyreadinginCO Right? They make me laugh every time. 😄 2w
Aimeesue @mcctrish Oh em gee, dying/ dead brother! The cadets! Duel! Murderer who planned to kill him! 2w
dabbe I can't help thinking ...
Zosima -->Aloysha
Dumbledore-->Harry Potter
Merlin-->Arthur

Any others? 😃
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BarkingMadRead @dabbe definitely! 2w
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I finished the first book suggested by my friends. All of these books made them say WTF at some point

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Eloise at The Plaza | Kay Thompson
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Tea at the Plaza! My daughter ordered the Eloise tea 🤣

mcctrish Oh how fun ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
mabell Oh how lovely!! 2w
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I read a little bit ahead so that I am caught up for the whole weekend. So much drama and just what I needed after finishing A Thousand Splendid Suns! I am loving this book, I never would have tried it without the buddy read! @TheAromaofBooks #randomclassics

TheAromaofBooks I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying it! I like that Evelina comes across as being naive and innocent without being annoying or prim. But some of the people she has to deal with...!!! 😂 3w
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks omg these men are hysterical and her grandmother and cousins! Yikes! 2w
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Reading this ARC today. It‘s cute but kind of meh

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Found an indie bookstore near our hotel in NYC, not a huge selection, but I did find this cute #cozymystery

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Fun cover ❤️🤍 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Ch 6.2abcd y‘all. This is a long speech. Take the weekend to read it. We can discuss it on Sunday or as we go #whateverworks #imgoingtoNYCandthebrosarestayinghome #itried #ionlygottoC #planetocatch #seeyousunday #thebros #hashtagbrigade #pemberlittens

Librarybelle Aloysha really didn‘t need to document everything, did he??? 😂 I just read C and will read the next bit of this “chapter” later today. It‘s so much easier to divide the longer chapters into little sections. 3w
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5feet.of.fury That good huh? 3w
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury it‘s just long, it‘s like 4 chapters in one 🤣 3w
5feet.of.fury @BarkingMadRead side note- I‘m planning a weekend with my friend in NYCnext month and all we have figured out that we want to do is go to BeetleHouse, so if you have any recommendations please share! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Stories within stories going on! Sheesh! 3w
currentlyreadinginCO I am teleworking today and will try and get through this on my little breaks 🙏 3w
Ruthiella I think this might be a rebuttal to The Grand Inquisitor. I think Father Zosima is saying that the divine is not for humans to understand. 🤔 3w
KAO Honestly, after the warnings of this next very long chapter, I was apprehensive—but I enjoyed this one most of all so far! Comprehensible (even interesting!) plot with some philosophical and theological reflection that all tied together in ways that made sense to me! Feeling encouragement here! (edited) 3w
BarkingMadRead @KAO I was enjoying it! It‘s so interesting but also so long! I was trying to read it all before we left for the airport, but I ran out of time 🤣 3w
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury have so much fun! We are doing Tea at the Plaza and Spamalot on Broadway. We tend to a stick with the same stuff 🤣 I‘m a Jersey girl originally so I‘ve been going my whole life 3w
KAO @BarkingMadRead I found myself disappointed with The Grand Inquisitor segment, since it‘s perhaps the most famous part, but I liked this section so much more. Meanwhile, have a good trip! ✈️ 📖 (edited) 3w
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks And I'm like, “Will I need to remember all this for later?“ What should I remember? 😳 3w
dabbe At least it pretty much reads like a biography and not like a long-winded church sermon! 🤩😂😃 3w
Bookwormjillk Haha I was wondering how you got through this long chapter so early in the day. Have a great trip! 3w
mcctrish @dabbe 👏🏻👏🏻 it is much less blah than I imagined 2w
Cuilin @Ruthiella agree, I thought this was a response to Ivan, Alyosha head 🤯 2w
currentlyreadinginCO Finished it! Z's story is interesting & I love this book's meandering nature 2w
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Y‘all this broke me. What a beautifully devastating book. @TheAromaofBooks
Popsugar= became a musical (part of the King&I) 📚#52bookclub2024 omniscient narrator 📚 #readaway2024 #mounttbr

DieAReader 🥳Great 3w
TheAromaofBooks I can't believe it took me so many years to get around to rereading this one! Thanks for joining me for the journey!! 3w
Gissy I haven‘t read yet. I wish I could be a faster reader...so many good books to read and I‘m so slow😩 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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SamAnne 😂😂😂 3w
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TheBookHippie The picture 👀 3w
Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 3w
dabbe I just looked at the next chapter. I'm terrified. 😳 3w
Ruthiella Well, at least we know why he bowed now. One has to be patient with this book! 3w
currentlyreadinginCO Oh I'm glad tomorrow's chapter isn't today's, I have to prepare myself to really concentrate 😂 also, laughing @ #whatapal 3w
mcctrish Thank god tomorrow is Friday 3w
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Bookwormjillk Is the elder still alive? 3w
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mcctrish “We shall not, however, reproduce the entire current of his thoughts” what‘s up FD? Not up to your usual blah, blah, blah? Fyodor #waitingforGrushenka is this where Beckett got the idea ? 3w
Aimeesue @mcctrish Waiting for Grushenka! 😂😂😂 3w
Bookwormjillk @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Ruthiella @mcctrish Ah, yes. We are spared Ivan‘s thoughts but are threatened with a later exposition on his soul…can‘t wait to read that! 😜 3w
Ruthiella @Bookwormjillk Yes, he‘s still ticking. I just read the next chapter and it is EVERYTHING we wanted to know about the Elder but were afraid to ask… 3w
mcctrish @Ruthiella that chapter will have us on the edge of our seats for sure 🙄 3w
mcctrish @Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk I think we should change the title of the book to WFG instead of The Bros 3w
dabbe @Ruthiella And it is loooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggger than Ivan's diatribe. #cannotwait 🥱 3w
dabbe Just wondering: am I on the tagged list? I haven't seen these posts lately, so I wanted to check. 😍 3w
BarkingMadRead @dabbe you‘re on the list now, I wonder if I removed you by accident when I was removing someone else! So sorry for the mixup! 3w
currentlyreadinginCO we are getting somewhere!! 3w
dabbe @BarkingMadRead Yay! Thanks. 😘 3w
Bookwormjillk @Ruthiella good to know. Every chapter is just blah blah blah and I‘m thinking shouldn‘t someone check on the elder? 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Librarybelle Ivan wants nothing to do with the potential showdown! #PeaceOut indeed 😂 3w
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Ruthiella Love the cartoon! 😂 3w
Ruthiella Also, as a long time reader of mystery novels, WHY IS Smerdyakov blabbing to Ivan about secrets signals, etc.? Because maybe HE plans on killing Fyodor Pavlovich himself and is trying to throw suspicion on anyone and everyone else? 🤨 3w
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella the other half is even better 🤣 and yes! It definitely seems suspicious 3w
Cuilin @Ruthiella right??? He telling on himself!! #MityaSetUp!!! That‘s my call. 3w
currentlyreadinginCO Interesting chapter! 3w
mcctrish If Smerdy is looking for help, why does Ivan just get angry? Ivan is always angry actually #smerdyneedsasickday #ivanneedstocalmdownhesgettingtooloud #adeadkaramazovisagoodkaramazov 3w
Aimeesue Smerdy‘s not wrong though, lack of sleep and stress can definitely bring on seizures. Dostoyevsky‘s take on epilepsy was on point. 3w
Bluebird I‘ve fallen soooo far behind I don‘t think I‘m ever going to catch up 3w
Bookwormjillk I feel like something actually happened in this chapter 3w
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Redeemed Hearts | Ginny Sterling
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I‘m loving these Coffee Loft books and I‘m a huge Star Wars nerd, so this was heaven for me. The characters were so lovable and so funny, I was laughing from start to finish! A little drama, a little intrigue, and a scary dad to keep things interesting. I definitely had a few FRIENDS vibes with that costume, IYKYK, and I‘m here for it!

AnnCrystal 👏🤩☕📚☺️👍. 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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SamAnne I real hate the way Fyodor talks at the reader…insufferable rants on his deep, deep thoughts. 3w
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BarkingMadRead @SamAnne for real! Ugh! 😩 3w
IndoorDame I totally skimmed that “poem” too 😂😂😂 and I only figured out what it actually said when I got to Alyosha‘s summary 3w
currentlyreadinginCO Absolutely 😂😂 @IndoorDame 3w
mcctrish Absolute bullshit! Ivan will not be invited to the Tortured Poets Society after that fail! Also Fyodor needs to keep his chapters shorter, that is too much blah 3w
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish so much blah! 3w
Bookwormjillk Totally skimmed it too. When I saw it was a 28 minute read I almost fell out of my chair. 3w
Bookwormjillk The only good parts were when A interrupted to tell him his poem didn‘t make sense 3w
Librarybelle I feel like I need a quick education on what was happening in Russia at this time. There is so much deep thought on some really heavy issues - I know it‘s a commentary on contemporary happenings, but me as a 21st century reader, and a non-Russian reader, is a little in the dark. I can only imagine how Crime and Punishment compares! 3w
daena “Alyosha, who had listened to him all this time without saying anything, though towards the end, in a state of extreme agitation“. All I could think was same bro, same. #readtheroomivan (edited) 3w
dabbe Me during this chapter: 😳 ... 😳 ... trying to read ... 😤 ... 😩 ... 😰 ... 🥱 ... 💤 ... wake up ... skim the mother-f---er ... 😎. In tomorrow's chapter, Ivan says this: “For so many years I was silent with the whole world and did not deign to speak, and suddenly I spewed out so much gibberish!“

Thanks, Ivan. Could you have said that BEFORE you started speaking in the last chapter? As @TheBookHippie would say, #oytothevey!
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Cuilin So glad it wasn‘t written in verse, prose was bad enough!!!!! 😩 3w
TheAromaofBooks I used to think I was bad at writing poetry... then I met Ivan 😂 3w
Ruthiella Guys, according to my sources, this is the CRUX of the novel, the jewel in the crown, it‘s raison d‘etre…😂 3w
currentlyreadinginCO This is the first chapter I've seen in my used edition that was heavily marked up from the previous owner! I wondered if they were reading this for school and if this may have been one of the most important chapters, and then I thought about doing some research, but then I got pulled into my actual job and forgot ... @Ruthiella 3w
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella I saw that! I must be broken 🤣 it made me want to commit crimes against myself 🤣 3w
KAO I had been looking forward to this chapter, because I remember (from somewhere) that this was the most famous segment. So I really gave it my full attention—but I found it disappointing. Deep, but honestly not up to the hype, in my opinion. Can it be that I am suffering from a short attention span?? Maybe. 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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5feet.of.fury 1 paragraph that was 3.5 pages long. And that‘s all I got out of it, Ivan wrote a poem lol 3w
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BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury it was a little mind numbing 3w
Cuilin Just realized I put my comment on the wrong post. 🤦‍♀️ seriously all that talk of cruelty to children. I don‘t know how Alyosha eat his soup and preserves. 3w
AllDebooks @5feet.of.fury 😅🤣 3w
SamAnne That chapter was just too much…. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Like I kind of got that Ivan was trying to prove that God doesn't really exist because suffering does, particularly the suffering of innocents. But I also felt like he was definitely ignoring/glossing over some critical pro-faith arguments while pretending like he was addressing them. 3w
mcctrish Shut. Up. Ivan. #ivanhasastupidexpressiononhisface @Cuilin exactly! Aloysha finally gets to sit down and eat something and fucking Ivan goes off on child abuse 3w
Bookwormjillk That was dark you guys 3w
currentlyreadinginCO This poem is going to be something 😂 3w
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Aimeesue Ursula K. Le Guin based a story on one of the ideas Ivan tosses out in this chapter - "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas." (edited) 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Bookwormjillk Isn‘t that what the Swedish Chef used to say on the Muppets? 3w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣🤣 yesssss 3w
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Ruthiella At least poor Aleksey gets to take a load off and have some fish soup 🥣 and cherry preserves 🍒 . 3w
currentlyreadinginCO I liked this one, too! Ivan and Alyosha are an interesting pairing 3w
Bookwormjillk @Ruthiella such an odd combo 3w
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk he says “bork, bork, bork” Swedish for blah, blah, blah ( probably) and @Ruthiella thank goodness Aloysha gets to eat after all the running around 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @Ruthiella I thought the same thing! But what a combination! 😊 3w
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk yes. 😂😂👏🏼👏🏼 3w
dabbe @Ruthiella That boy was hungry! 😂 3w
Aimeesue @mcctrish Right? He‘s gonna be nothing but skin and bones! 3w
Bklover I‘m really sorry, but I‘m going to have to drop out. I‘m very disappointed- I tried to catch up, but this month I just don‘t have it in me. It‘s been a difficult month, and of the books I intended to read this month I‘m only keeping up with one. I seem to have lost my focus. Love you all, and I‘ll be back for the next one. (Can‘t remember what‘s next). ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
BarkingMadRead @Bklover we will see you in March! (It‘s 3w
Bklover Oh good! I love Rebecca! That will be a fun reread. 3w
rubyslippersreads Even though I bailed, I‘m glad to finally know what a hurdy-gurdy looks like. 😂 3w
willaful @Bklover I dropped out ages ago, I'm just really enjoying the posts. 😳

I don't think I've ever seen a hurdy gurdy, which is odd, because it's heavily featured in one of my all time fav books.
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Cuilin I hope Alyosha got to eat the soup and preserves. That was some serious conversation. Not sure I could eat while some was talking about the torture/suffering of children. 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The Institute | Stephen King
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This month‘s book is #theInstitute Grab your copy and check back at the end of the month for open discussion! Don‘t forget to tag me so I can see which version you have! #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

AmyG Ha….you even have the thing of evil! (King‘s dog!) 4w
BarkingMadRead @AmyG yea!! Her name is Molly, we have a cardigan corgi so I had to have her 🤣 4w
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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#bookspinbingo books for February. The white spine at bottom left is Evalina

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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Librarybelle 😂 to the image! So much pain and sorrow in the book! 4w
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Bookwormjillk Dude, take the money. Your kid wants a horse. 4w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk right? Not to mention every sick member of his family 🙄 4w
Ruthiella That image makes as much sense as anything else? 🤪 Probably honor or patriarchy prevents it, but Aleksey should have given the cash to Varvara Nikolayevna. She seems like a practical person and would have accepted it. 4w
SamAnne The Flying Karamazov Brothers!!!! I‘ve seen them perform many times. They were hilarious. (edited) 4w
dabbe Some men and their pride. Oy. 🙄 4w
Aimeesue So, totally cool to take money to ruin Dmitry, but not cool to take money because he got beat up? Odd. That‘s one weird code of ethics. (edited) 4w
Aimeesue @currentlyreadinginCO I guess if people were consistent, literature would be much less interesting! 4w
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Bookwormjillk This is one of the weirdest books I‘ve ever read in my life. 1mo
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dabbe That photo says it all. #perfection 1mo
dabbe @Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I agree…wtf? This book is something else! 1mo
TheBookHippie I‘m pretending I‘m sitting at the bar listening to a drunk tell a very long story….. 1mo
Cuilin I do wonder why a chapter like this is added into a novel, as it never seems to move the plot forward. Is to highlight the suffering as that‘s a big theme of the book? Who knows? It‘s all rather fascinating though, if a little 🍌 👖. 1mo
BarkingMadRead @TheBookHippie 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 1mo
Ruthiella So I listened to a pretty erudite book tuber about this book and he said the point of the novel is the age old question in Christian theology of why do humans suffer if there is a benevolent god looking out for us. So the plot is maybe all subservient to this idea and therefore occasionally whackadoodle. Also, FD had a son named Aleksey who died as a child, which was a huge blow. Generally FD‘s life was one of hardship, illness and grief. 1mo
Ruthiella Here‘s the link- though it is a long video. https://youtu.be/zpqES5V6iAg?si=Mt9Bwh8JgLfDneMZ 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella thank you for sharing!!! 1mo
Cuilin @Ruthiella oh that is fascinating. Thanks for sharing. 1mo
Cuilin @TheBookHippie save a barstool for me. 🥃🥃 (edited) 1mo
TheBookHippie @Ruthiella my friend told me to pretend I‘m reading Job from the Old Testament in the Christian Bible so … must be so! 1mo
TheBookHippie @Ruthiella thx for the link! 1mo
mcctrish Was Aloysha not supposed to deliver something to this second-captain? Money? Or did I miss something in the last chapter‘s yelling ?Biggest take away from this chapter? The insult “you‘re a little pile, and you smell vile” absolutely SAVAGE 1mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish yeah, he was supposed to give him money! Ugh 1mo
mcctrish @BarkingMadRead something to look forward to tomorrow 🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Thanks for the link! 4w
Aimeesue That IS the perfect illustration! 4w
Bklover Still not caught up but not giving up! 4w
Ruthiella @Bklover Hang in there! 😅 4w
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Elevation | Stephen King
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #Elevation
 Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!
#StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

5feet.of.fury Eh, this was definitely 1/2 an idea, did not feel fully fleshed out, but it was somewhat sweet and poignant. I cried as soon as they moved out Bill D to the end 😭 1mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury I totally agree, this is one of my least faves, but the message is good 1mo
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BookwormAHN I wonder if this was an idea he had as a backstory for an extra character in one of his books but the story got too long. 1mo
bthegood @BookwormAHN @5feet.of.fury @BarkingMadRead I felt this was a so-so- not as memorable as some other King books. It didn't feel fleshed out (maybe it was the backstory to another character in another story) but it was sweet/good message. 4w
Karkar It was good but not one of my favorites. Seems more like new King versus old King for sure. I tend to lean towards old King as my favorites. 4w
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Another fun coffee loft story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟
#ispybingo #dog @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm in love with these covers!! 1mo
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mcctrish First, to quote Taylor Swift 🎶 you need to calm down, you‘re being too loud🎶 enough with the hysteria! Also me “ OMG, that‘s why the kid bit him” 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 so satisfying, something making sense 1mo
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Ruthiella I thought it was hilarious when Mrs. Coca Cola tells Lise to stop shouting and then realizes SHE‘S the one shouting. 😆 What a madhouse! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @mcctrish was so happy when the finger biting episode was explained and I kind of knew who everyone was when they were explaining it 🤣 1mo
mcctrish @Ruthiella it‘s hard not to get swept away with the yelling 🤣🤣 1mo
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk it‘s so not like FD to introduce someone and then proceed to talk about them in the next chapter 🤯 1mo
Ruthiella @mcctrish @Bookwormjillk Yeah, FD must have had a brief moment of lucidity when writing that chapter! 🤣 1mo
mcctrish @Ruthiella no 🍄🍄 1mo
Deblovestoread All the hysteria 😬 1mo
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