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Jellybeanbon

Jellybeanbon

Joined May 2016

❀ A 20-something Law Graduate, Curious Dreamer, Bibliophile , Research Enthusiast, Beatles-loving and Unicorn Adorer Barefoot Dark Haired Girl ❀
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Hearts In Atlantis | Stephen King
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I'm definitely a mix of a book snob and a play-it-safer. What would you describe yourself as?

Soubhiville I‘m a mix too, but I live for the books that have both! (edited) 11mo
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In the Woods | Tana French
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I struggled for quite some time to get through this book. It just never sucked me. I was expecting a tad mode after all the hype around the book. Nevertheless, I have started reading the rest of the series and find the rest of it amazing.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A quick and easy read of the memoir of a medical examiner. It might not be a pick for the faint hearted.

Soubhiville Great quote! 11mo
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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"Milk for the fairies, wax discs to ward off fire and flood, girls living on air...Is there nothing the Irish won't swallow?" The Wonder is an absolutely unique and refreshing book. I loved every second of it and found myself reading till the early morning hours.

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Acting as the official host (via the Spinecrackers Book Club) for the #bookisholympics it makes it kind of difficult to make objective decisions about my own books for the competition. So, I have 9 and a half hours left of Helter Skelter. What do you guys think could it count as a novel once it's done or rather just a short story due to the fact that it's actually 26 hours and I have been listening to it for a while?

StephBengtson I was wondering about this too! Im a hundred pages in Jane Steel, but I took a break because I didn't know if I could count it. I say go for it. 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub @StephBengtson I'd say that counts definitely. As far as I remember Jane Steele is about 400 pages so you have 300 pages left and only need 220 for a novel 😉 look at me mathing 😋 3y
Gulfskye There are quite a few novels that are only 9 or 10 hours and they are complete novels not a short story.@i would count it as a novel. 3y
Godmotherx5 NOVEL! 3y
BookishFeminist Hi there! This is completely unrelated but we seem to have misplaced your email for the postal book club. Would you mind shooting me an email at s.flourance@gmail or just commenting here or on one of my threads? We're sending an email shortly & want you to send it to you as well. 3y
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The Lost Book of Salem | Katherine Howe
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I scratched and scratched and scratched some more this is the closet I could get to a peachy book. I haven't read this one yet but after seeing it this afternoon I'm definitely moving it up the TBR pile. #augustphotochallenge

thecurioushedgehog This looks like an interesting book ☺️ 3y
Coleen I got all excited when I saw this post -- another Salem book by Katherine Howe, author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane! But alas, they're the same book, just different titles. Good book, tho! 😜 3y
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My second #uniquefact for the #augustphotochallenge is that I have been conducting research on the legal aspects of organ donations for the last 6 years and recently I was given the chance to actually witness a kidney transplant. Without a doubt the best moment in my life and it's actually got me thinking about attempting to get into medical school. It was all I wanted to do after school but due to circumstances I rather ended up in law.

TheLondonBookworm That sounds amazing! 3y
LeahBergen Wow!! ❤️ 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Incredible! 3y
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MallloCup How awesome! 3y
Chessa Wow! That's really cool! 3y
Biljana Awesome! 3y
LauraBeth You should totally go! If you don't, you'll regret it 😀 so go 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have a dear friend waiting for a kidney, and she suggested this book to all of us. Must read! 3y
bookishkris Adding to my stack; my partner is two and a half years post diagnosis of end stage renal failure, goes to dialysis three times a week, and is waiting waiting waiting for a kidney transplant. 3y
BookishFeminist So cool! I'm a law grad too 😀 organ donations is such a fascinating legal topic. Interested to hear what you've found! 3y
Jellybeanbon Thanks everyone!! 3y
Jellybeanbon @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @bookishkris It always heartbreaking to hear how long people need to wait for a donor kidney. Dialysis can be so draining for the patient and the family. This transplant that I attended was a 10 year old kiddy that was born with Renal failure and he waited all these years for a suitable donor kidney. 3y
Jellybeanbon @BookishFeminist I'm from SA so our Constitution is supreme law I based my masters thesis on the viewpoint that according to your rights in the Constitution a person should be given the option to be remunerated for a kidney donation. The majority of my research has been based on improving the acute organ shortage by incorporating a form of remuneration. Lately I have been working on the referral process in the hospitals. 3y
BookishFeminist @Jellybeanbon That's super cool! I'm not sure if remuneration for kidney donation is legal in US but I have a sneaky suspicion it's not. What an interesting perspective. Thanks for indulging my curiosity! 3y
Jellybeanbon @BookishFeminist most probably not. At this stage it's only officially legal to buy and sell kidneys in Iran. It has been since the 80s and they are the only country in the world that does not have a waiting list of kidney recipients they actually have a list of people waiting to donate (or rather sell) their kidneys. In Singapore they allow remuneration for a few specified things regarding the transplant. Israel now recently also started to.. 3y
Jellybeanbon Work with the idea of remuneration. In SA our draft regulations mentions that remuneration can be awarded but no legislation specifies who needs to provide this legislation and how much it should be. 3y
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Yayness! I've been looking forward to the #uniquefact part of the #augustphotochallenge since we started it. I have two unique facts that I would like to share with my fellow Spinecrackers one is personal and one professional. First the fun one is that I absolutely believe in unicorns and are rather obsessed with them as can be seen from this photo. I get as excited as a 3 year old when I see anything unicorn!So any other believers out there?

LauraBeth 🦄🦄 3y
MallloCup Love it! 3y
StephBengtson Yay unicorns! 🦄✨ 3y
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RealLifeReading Love your unicorn slippers! 3y
Jellybeanbon Woohoo! More unicorn lovers 🦄🦄🦄 3y
Jellybeanbon @RealLifeReading their fantastic of you step on them the unicorns eyes open and close. 3y
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🔫 It's 12:04 on the 14th in South Africa and I'm starting my #bookisholympics with Working Stiff. The moment I saw this book on @Godmotherx5 profile I just knew I had to read it! Let the games begin 🏌📚🏅

DebinHawaii I got this as a Kindle deal a while back & really enjoyed it. Very interesting! 📚👍 3y
Reviewsbylola This is a fantastic read. 3y
Varshitha I will starting #bookisholympics soon too!! Try and read as much as I can before going to work on Tuesday.. Monday is a holiday😄 3y
Godmotherx5 @Jellybeanbon I'm excited for you. I hope you like it. 3y
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⭐️⭐️ I've been watching horror movies and reading horrors since I was a little girl so when I started reading Frankenstein I was really hoping that I would love it. However, I was left feeling a bit disappointed! To me everything felt very dramatic. The whole book is filled with endless dramatic and sad monologues either by Dr Frankenstein or the Daemon. Maybe I just don't get the classics 🤔. Either way another classic done ☑️

OSChamberlain Well she was only 20 when she published it so you can't expect a masterpiece I guess. 3y
Jellybeanbon @OSChamberlain Oh no please don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying it's a bad novel it's just really not for me. It's well written and I understand that there is a deeper meaning etc I just really didn't enjoy it. It seldom happens that I count down the pages of a book I'm reading and I was doing it the whole time with this one. Maybe different time, different space I would feel differently about it. 3y
OSChamberlain @Jellybeanbon I get you. Maybe it's because you've been reading horror all your life. I mean back in its day this must've been one hell of a scary story, but with the stuff people come out with these days, I suspect it takes the scare factor out of this one a bit. I can't be sure, since I've never actually read it myself. 3y
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Laura317 @Jellybeanbon I bailed. I couldn't take it. At. All. 3y
readinginthedark Sometimes I look at my son and think I created a drama machine! 😂 3y
BookishFeminist This is one of my favorite books but I totally hear you. For me, my enjoyment of classics doesn't come from the fact that they are riveting so much but rather looking at the historical and literary context behind them and understanding why they were riveting back then. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Laura317 so relieved to hear I'm not the only one. 3y
DebinHawaii I feel the same--all 3 of the male narrators are drama queens! I read it years ago in school and forgot about that aspect! 👑📚 3y
MallloCup The only character I cared for in the book was Frankenstein's monster. Although there were some facts about him that I felt were not believable, I felt like Frankenstein was all drama and no fright. 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 It's not my favorite either. I am really not a classics lover. 😐 3y
Jellybeanbon @emilydecato I'm starting to think I'm just not a fan either. 3y
Jellybeanbon @MallloCup I agree with you and to be honest he was just really self-centered. He really just cared about how the Daemon made his life unbearable. He knew he would kill Elizabeth on their wedding night yet he still decided it's a great idea to marry her. 3y
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John Lennon: The Life | Philip Norman
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I am really a horrible combination of being a bookworm and an academic. So I have piles of books all over the house. I keep on adding space to my bookcrates (yes I made bookshelves out of crates) but my books also just keep on multiplying. #bookstacks #augustphotochallenge

BookishMarginalia We are the same. No bookcrates (yet) but #bookstacks on the floor 🤓 3y
Varshitha Nice stack📚 3y
GinaAnderson There are worse problems. 😜 3y
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GuiltyFeat John Lennon and Keith Richards? Steve Waugh and the Rugby Handbook. Beware of crossing the streams! 3y
TeR And so it goes.....😄 3y
Jellybeanbon @GuiltyFeat the sportsing books (except for golf belong to the SO) as for John and Keith I am a hardcore Beatles fan all the way but sometimes you need to check out the competition 😋 3y
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In the Woods | Tana French
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Goodreads understands me...📚📚📚

LauraBeth ❤️ this! 3y
alisonrose Yesssss 3y
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My #favsiblings for the #augustphotochallenge is Dominick and Thomas Birdsey. I read this book about 4 years ago and absolutely devoured it. The last paragraph has always stuck with me.

Godmotherx5 I read this years ago. I barely remember it. I may need to look up that last paragraph. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Godmotherx5 I still wanted to add it but it was too long: "I am not a smart man, particularly, but one day, at long last, I stumbled from the dark woods of my own, and my family's, and my country's past, holding in my hands these truths: that love grows from the rich loam of forgiveness; that mongrels make good dogs; that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things. This much, at least, I've figured out. I know this much is true."
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders Yes! This is a really great one for the #siblings challenge!! 3y
Godmotherx5 @Jellybeanbon Wow, why didn't I remember that?!? 3y
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Maybe it's just me but I really feel like Victor Frankenstein has a flair for the dramatic?! 🤔

Eyelit To say the least 😆 3y
Jellybeanbon Two pages later and I stumble upon this quote: " I alighted and threw myself on the grass, weighed down by horror and despair." ? 3y
Leelee08 Omg, Victor is suuuuuper dramatic. I laughed out loud many times. 3y
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Jellybeanbon @Leelee08 well, between him and tells monster I'm not sure who wins the drama llama award?! 3y
MallloCup Victor is a super drama queen! 3y
Jellybeanbon @MallloCup I don't really understand why he finds his life so wretched? If you put aside the fact he created a monster. I think he has a pretty decent lifestyle. ⚗💉 3y
Laura317 I know I felt like plunging into a lake while reading Frankenstine! 3y
QueenAnne @Jellybeanbon I agree! He comes from a decent family, has a great relationship with his family and friends, is able to travel and study.. Dude what's your problem 😆 3y
MallloCup @Jellybeanbon but the monster isn't really a monster but an intelligent being in want of love and a sense of belonging... Victor missed out on a bomb best friend! 3y
Jellybeanbon @Laura317 that's good to hear. I thought I was the only one that feels it's kind of a bummer. 3y
Jellybeanbon @QueenAnne my thoughts exactly! From all the descriptions in the book it's also clear that he stays in a lovely environment. Alas, he complains about everything. 👎 3y
Jellybeanbon @MallloCup I've just met this very fluent and philosophical monster so I still have to see if he's really as bad as Victor makes him sound. Ha! I do like your thinking though of missing out on a friend. 3y
QueenAnne @Jellybeanbon Alas, some people have it all.. And still not satisfied! Wish I had have that stuff he has 😆 3y
Jellybeanbon @QueenAnne especially my own monster! 3y
QueenAnne @Jellybeanbon yes! 😍 especially because he likes poetry as well ❤️ 3y
mllemay OMG SO DRAMATIC ALL THE TIME!!!!! I actually didn't have that much sympathy for him most of the time 🙄 he brought in on himself and then he just whined about it for the rest of his life instead of doing anything to fix it. 3y
Jellybeanbon @mllemay ditto on your comment. I'm not quite enjoying this as much as I thought I would. 3y
Keegz63 Oh Victor is Definitely a Diva lol - one of the reasons I loved Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein is because he spoofs The Frankentein's drama gene pool so well 😂 3y
Laura317 On Goodreads there is an epic review of this book. I forget who posted it, but it is one of the top 5. She basically hated the book, but her review was fantastic! My review basically said read her review. I'll see if I can find it. 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub @Laura317 I'm going to look for the review once I'm done reading this. 3y
Laura317 @TheSpinecrackersBookClub I hope you can find it!! I'm not sure how to post a link. It was hysterical. 3y
The_Old_Astronomer Ohhh yeah, he does 3y
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Today was really a difficult #augustphotochallenge for me. I had to ransack my boyfriend's bookshelves for a book on politics. Alas, I found this beauty the autobiography of FW de Klerk - an old South African President. I have enjoyed seeing everybody's contributions on #politicsandbooks and added a number of recommendations to my list.

MrBook 😊😎👍🏻 3y
Laalaleighh I met him!!! He came and spoke to our college in undergrad, and as a political science faculty liaison I got to meet him!! 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub Whaaaaaaat?! @Laalaleighh that's fantastic. At what college? What did you think of him. I was fairly young still a little kiddo when he was president. 3y
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TheSpinecrackersBookClub @Laalaleighh by the way @Jellybeanbon is my personal account. Apologies for answering with the wrong account 3y
Laalaleighh @Jellybeanbon haha good to know! He was very interesting! I didn't get much time to speak with him. Just told him I enjoyed his lecture. He was nice to me though! And I still have his lecture notes around here somewhere! 3y
Laalaleighh He had a lot to say on the regrets of apartheid, the difficulties of government transition, and the dangers of divisive rhetoric. That much I remember. 3y
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: | Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
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Being really new to graphic novels I decided to make my first and only one my #laidbackbook. I've realized that I really unwind at night when I read this one in bed. Can't wait to go get some more 💸💸💸 #augustphotochallenge

Laura317 The cute little stuffy with the Graveyard Book! 😳😂😂 3y
Varshitha Awesome choice.. Can't wait to get started on Neil Gaiman books.. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Laura317 oooh that's Baaa. You can't really see it in the photo but she's a sheep 🐏 3y
Jellybeanbon @Varshitha I'm loving the graphic novel. Definitely contemplating about reading the novel after this. 3y
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Apologies! I'm a bit late with my #day9 photo of the #augustphotochallenge. I wasn't close to my books yesterday and I really wanted to rather submit a photo. So this is SOME of my all-time favourite books. It's really quite difficult to choose just a few but after sitting in front of my shelves for a while I decided that this is a pretty good mix.

LauraBeth Despite the controversy - I still ❤️ A Million Little Pieces 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Golem and the Djinni has been on my TBR for ages! 3y
Laalaleighh @elkeo same! I can see it sitting on my shelf from here!! 3y
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Jellybeanbon @LauraBeth I agree with you. I read the whole book in one sitting and it has stuck with me. I didn't enjoy the sequel though. 3y
Jellybeanbon @elkeo @Laalaleighh you have to read Golem and Djinni. It's probably my favourite book of the last 5 years. 3y
Laalaleighh @Jellybeanbon I will move it up my TBR!!! 3y
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Bridget Jones's Diary | Helen Fielding
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So, today was a really big day for me! I've been conducting legal research on organ transplants for the last six years and today one of my biggest wishes came true and that was to witness a kidney transplant! I just had to share this. Yet I still feel like I had to post my #augustphotochallenge of books that made me smile. To me there's no competition the book that made me smile the most is Bridget Jones Diary.So many laugh out loud moments!

LauraBeth Oh that is so awesome! I hope so much that if I go early, drs will be able to salvage my parts so others can live 😺 3y
britt_brooke Awesome!! 3y
TheApesOfWrath Wow! A good friend had a heart transplant and I'm still in awe of the science that makes it possible. 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi Amazing! 3y
Jellybeanbon @LauraBeth you'll be amazed how much of you they can still use even if you are really old. For instance no matter how old you are they can always harvest your skin. 3y
Jellybeanbon @TheApesOfWrath it's really mind boggling! 3y
LauraBeth That's good to know @Jellybeanbon. 3y
readinginthedark Is the book better than the movie? 3y
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"His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: 'I'm coming Mr. Frodo!" My choice for today was easy Frodo and Sam because everybody needs a Sam in their life.

Laura317 Am I the only person who first glanced and thought the plant was an octopus!?! 😂😂🐙🐙 3y
Jellybeanbon @Laura317 haha! I won't be able to look at this plant again without thinking that it's an octopus! I'd like to hear what you thought when you thought it was an octopus! 3y
Zelma @Laura317 me too. It also looks like the octopus is coming out of the wand. Trippy! 3y
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Laura317 @Jellybeanbon Well, you know, that you had a pet octopus that was totally into reading! What else??😂😂😂 3y
Laura317 @Zelma I hadn't noticed, but it does look like that!! Awesome!! 3y
LitHousewife That is an excellent choice. I've not read the books, but the friendship between Sam and Frodo in the movie touched my heart. 3y
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: | Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
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So, I knew that I would be back at the comic store before the weekend is over. After taking forever to make a choice I decided on this one. I haven't read any Neil Gaiman yet (I know shame on me) so I'm quite excited to get this one started.

Varshitha Me too.. Haven't read any Neil Gaiman books yet.. I have got all his books so once I get my current reading books done I will start binging on his books.. 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 Ooo, enjoy it. I haven't read this one but I love Neil Gaiman. 3y
RealLifeReading Oh nice! A comic book version of The Graveyard Book? Will have to read this! 3y
intothehallofbooks Oh wow! I love this novel to pieces but I didn't realize a graphic novel is available. How exciting! I hope you love it 🎉 3y
BookishFeminist It's good! You'll enjoy it. 3y
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I never thought that something could excite me as much as books do. Well, I was wrong. Feeling quite inspired by the Litsy community I went on the hunt to find a comic / graphic novel store. Living in SA this is not an easy task BUT we recently moved and woohoo I found a store very close to my house! So now I need suggestions on which comics or graphic novels are good to start with? I have a feeling that this store will see me often.

Chessa My fave comics right now are Ms. Marvel, Saga, Lumberjanes, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Rat Queens, and Giant Days. I don't read individual issues usually, I wait for the trade paperback collections of 4-5 issues to come out. Other good ones: Sex Criminals, The Wicked + The Divine, Y: The Last Man. 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Lumberjanes!! I was always the teenage girl who stole her little brother's comic books to read. As an over-50 person, I sometimes surprise my friends with how much I love superheroes! So many books are coming out in graphic novel form. Have fun!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Monstress Vol 1 was my first graphic novel. It is so amazing! 3y
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Reagan Locke & Key and Watchmen! Enjoy. 3y
Johanna414 The Unwritten, fables, saga 3y
DragonSadhana The Sandman novels, Saga, Monstress, Fables, Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly, and Walking Dead are all awesome! 3y
AmandaFields I stared with Nimona - it's an excellent graphic novel! 3y
Jellybeanbon @Chessa @kaysreadinglife @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Rjanke @Johanna414 @DragonSadhana @AmandaFields Eeeck!! Thanks so much for the recommendations. I will check everything out. I decided to buy the graphic novel of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Chessa I noticed you can buy some in a set. I think that will work better for me too. 3y
Jellybeanbon @DragonSadhana this may be a silly question but I saw Walking Dead comics and graphic novels. Which is better? The novels? 3y
DragonSadhana I prefer the novels, but some people love the comics. I guess it's your preference! 3y
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When I first saw the #minimalisticcovers theme for #day6 of the #augustphotochallenge this was the first book that came to mind. I had a look through my shelves but this one is definitely my favourite one. Looking forward to see everyone's picks for today.

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One Magical Sunday: (But Winning Isn't Everything) | Phil Mickelson, Donald T. Phillips
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#day5 of the #augustphotochallenge and the theme is #booksandsports. At first I was like WHAT?! I have absolutely no books on #sportsing! Then I remembered though that there is one sport that I truly like and that's golf! So here's my contribution for today. Oh and btw the this book based on when Phil won the Masters was pretty bad ass. I must admit though that I'm a huge supporter of him so my review may be biased.

subwayreads My dad would like you 😉 golf skipped his children woops 3y
intothehallofbooks I love this! Phil is my favorite! Yay!! 3y
Jellybeanbon @intothehallofbooks in the words of step brothers (the movie) did we just become best friends? 3y
Jellybeanbon @subwayreads oh the irony. My dad can't stand golf. 3y
intothehallofbooks @Jellybeanbon maybe so! 😂 ha! 3y
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Oooh I am enjoying everyone's posts for #day4 of #augustphotochallenge. The theme for today is #bookishsquads and there sure has been a few unique squads that I would love to be part of. I decided though to pick the squad of Sweet Valley High. I was obsessed with these books as a child and always thought who great it would be to know Jessica and Elizabeth. I borrowed this photo as I don't have these books on my shelves anymore.

Jana YES 3y
R.Lyn-Romance-Reads Jessica and Elizabeth are the ones who got me into reading. I started in grade school reading Sweet Valley Kids and Sweet Valley Twins and then followed with Sweet Valley High. This is awesome. The memories. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Silent_Whispers come to think about it...me too. I also read the University books and loved all of them. 3y
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R.Lyn-Romance-Reads I never read the university ones. Omg now I want to see if I can find these books and collect them all over again. 3y
wanderlustywriter The first series I was ever obsessed with! A few years ago my mom cleaned out the attic in my childhood home and donated all my Sweet Valley books to the library 😭 I've never been so mad at her 3y
Jellybeanbon @wanderlustywriter nooooooo! That's heartbreaking! Well at least it will provide loads of joy to other readers. 3y
intothehallofbooks I LOVED these books so much!! I never owned them but read my library's copies over and over and over. 😊 This is a great choice! 3y
Tanner Me too, I loved this series when I was in high school. I think I still have some in a box in my basement. 3y
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Oh my! Being an absolutely devoted fan of The Beatles I'm so intrigued and startled by the lyrics and songs Charlie was of opinion was about him. He thought the majority of the White Album was like a propechy and about him. I am so enjoying this audiobook and I don't want it to end. There's actually so much more to this whole cult then just the usual things we know.

Blair_Reads Wow. Definitely added this to my stack 3y
Jellybeanbon @Blair_Reads some riveting stuff! He even compares the Beatles to the 4 angels written about in Revelations in the Bible. He thinks they wrote bits of I Will and Honey Pie about him. 3y
Varshitha I saw this is in the used book store last time but I had already bought so many books I didn't get it.. Will definitely get it next time.. 3y
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A Little Ray of Sunshine | Lani Diane Rich
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It's #day3 of the #augustphotochallenge and today's theme is #pinkandgreenbooks. So I quickly realized I don't have much pink books. I reckon this has something to do with my lack of romance books as well. However I found this lil book which I picked up at my second hand bookstore haul sometime ago.

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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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It's day 2 of the #augustphotochallenge and theme today is #romancenovels. I scavenged and digged and analyzed my books and this is the closest books I could find to romance. I don't even really think these 4 are romance novels but I gave it a go. Hmm...when the day comes that we have a horror themed photo then I'll be able to take a gazillion pics.

Varshitha Nice selection.. I am still analysing my books.. 3y
Maike I'd love a horror day on that challenge! 😄 3y
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Starting Frankenstein tonight along with my Spinecrackers Book Club. Well, this book immediately has all my attention if one of my favourite countries is mentioned on the first page 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺 By the way I'm reading from the free copy that can be found in the ibooks app and it works perfectly.

Varshitha I have to start as well, I have been meaning to read this .. Will check out if they have it in serial reader 3y
Trav This is a favourite of mine. Enjoy! 3y
jpmcwisemorgan There are a number of free super cheap ebook versions for the Kindle too. 3y
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So far this will be my TBR for August #augustphotochallenge #tbrpile

Varshitha Wow,, that's so nice.. Great selection of books!! 3y
Laura317 Looks good! I've got 2 of those on mine, too. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Laura317 which two do you have? 3y
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Sue I'm too much of a coward to lists actual TBR because a) I will feel obliged to stick to it and b) then feel really bad when I don't. I am all impulse and no discipline when it comes to book selection!! (Great looking stack though!) 3y
Laura317 Feankenstine and Jane Steele. @Jellybeanbon I am waffling on Frankenstine though, since I've read it before. First month with @TheSpinecrackersBookClub for me. 3y
pppooraikul Nice drawing! And also nice selection. I'm with you with 3y
[DELETED] 3558467437 Great drawing! 3y
LitHousewife I love your drawing! 3y
Karen3 Love the drawing and I'm contemplating Helter Skelter too! 3y
Jellybeanbon Thanks so much everyone. It's very basic. I'm trying to get into bullet journaling but the problem is now I suddenly take hours just to make my lists. In stead of spending time completing the list. Hmm doesn't help much that I am an absolute procrastinater. 🤔 3y
Jellybeanbon @Sue I'm stuck with the same problem as you. I rarely stick to lists and I like to pick my books according to my mood but let's see how this goes. 3y
Jellybeanbon @laura317 ah no that is quite unfortunate that you have read Frankenstein. Maybe you can still share your thoughts on the book with the club? 3y
Jellybeanbon @Karen3 don't just contemplate it I can highly recommend this book. Since I started it I use every moment I can to listen to it. 3y
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So is anybody in the mood to join me for a #bookphotochallenge for August?

Varshitha I am interested but don't think I can read this many books 3y
Maike Oh this sounds good, I'm in! 3y
pppooraikul Interesting. What's the rules? 3y
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Jellybeanbon @Varshitha oh no you do not need to read them all. It's just a photo challenge so according to the day you take a photo of a book that suits the theme. For instance today you'll take a photo of your TBR book or pile. 😉. I can't read that much either - unfortunately 😬 3y
Jellybeanbon @Maike great stuff! @pppooraikul how it works is each day you take a photo of the book that corresponds with that day's theme on the pic. This challenge is mostly done on instagram but I thought it could work great here too. 📚 3y
Varshitha Count me in then !! 📚 3y
pppooraikul Whoah. I'm in! 🙋🏽 3y
Eyelit Sounds fun! I'm in 😃 3y
Karen3 I'm in! 3y
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I look forward to listening to this on audio everyday. I'm only about 6 hours in out of the 26 hours. Of course, Charlie is absolutely bonkers but I can't help to think how much this has to do with how the system failed him repeatedly and due to the way his mother (almost non-existent) raised him.

Gulfskye I read this years ago, it keeps popping up in my Audible "recommended for you" feed and I've been thinking about reading it again. 3y
BekahB If you haven't listened to it yet, there's a fantastic 13-episode series from the You Must Remember This podcast that covers the Manson family. It's so good! 3y
Jellybeanbon @Gulfskye well this is my first time listening to it and I'm so enjoying the audiobook but I thinking of reading it as well. 3y
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Jellybeanbon @BekahB eeeck! That's fantastic news I'll have to get your hands on it. Will have a look if it's on audible. 3y
Gulfskye So after seeing this post and going back and forth do I get Emma Cline's The Girls or Helter Skelter? The reviews for The Girls are hot and cold, and why read about a fictional Manson when there's the real thing? So today I downloaded Helter Skelter! 3y
Jellybeanbon @Gulfskye I think that was a very good choice! I tried to read The Girls but I just couldn't get into it - will maybe try it again after Helter Skelter. I'm still listening to it. I've got about 9 hours left and I can honestly say that I haven't been bored for 1 second. 3y
Gulfskye Helter Skelter brings up a lot of memories for me. The summer before 8th grade, I think, my dad and I read it together and talked about it over supper every night and listened to The Beatles White album all summer discussing the songs and what they meant, if anything. So strangely enough, I have fond memories of the first time I read Helter Skelter and seeing this made me miss my dad. So of course I needed to listen to the audioversion! 3y
Jellybeanbon @Gulfskye that is such a special story! Thanks for sharing. I can imagine the memories! I am absolutely fanatical about The Beatles so I'm enjoying all the references to it and how Charlie thought they were talking to him. 3y
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In the Woods | Tana French
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I'm thinking about giving this a go? Would you recommend it in this #recommendsday?

Minimalgrl Love her books ... I would highly recommend 3y
BookishFeminist Yes! Tana French is great. 👍🏼 3y
winemom I, personally, couldn't get into it. The description is so intriguing, but once I started reading, the chapters dragged forever with little resolution. I think it's just her writing style. 3y
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Jellybeanbon I'm going to check it out and get back to you guys (or rather girls). I am listening to Helter Skelter too so I'm not sure if I will get any sleep between these two. I guess that means more time for reading 🤓 3y
LitHousewife Yes!!!!! And all of her books thereafter. 3y
wanderlustywriter This is one of my favorite books of all time. The writing was beautiful, it had some of the most well-drawn characters ever written, and the setting was incredible. I know some people dislike the perceived lack of resolution but I encourage you to read it and if you are confused at the end, come talk to me, I've thought long and hard about it and think I can provide some answers. (Sorry for the long comment—I just love this book so much!) 3y
Jellybeanbon @wanderlustywriter don't dare apologise for a lovely and descriptive comment. I just started the book and I am already sucked in. I will let you know what I think and definitely come knocking if I don't understand. 3y
RiotMom I LOVE Tana French! She's one of my go-to recommendations! 3y
irre It's great! I can't wait for her new book! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Tana French is one of my favorites. I loved this one and really the 4 that came after. Enjoy!! 3y
CareBear I agree with everyone else!! All of her novels have blown me away! 3y
Jillsandypants Yes!! Read it! 👍😄 3y
TheWellReadOwl Yes! So good. 3y
Keryntalia Adding my voice to the chorus - Tana French is so good. The second one in the series is my favourite but the first one is excellent too. 3y
wanderlustywriter @Keryntalia agree that The Likeness is the best one! But you need to read In The Woods first to fully get the impact of it. @Jellybeanbon enjoy! 3y
Johanna414 Yes!!! Read it! 3y
Lakesidemusing Great on audio! 3y
Cpb I agree with @Lakesidemusing great on audio. I also agree with those that said The Likeness is the best. I love Tana French and can't wait for her new one coming here in the States in Oct. I do recommend reading French in order, so you get the full effect of how she picks her characters. 3y
MyNamesParadise Tana French is the most talented writer I've ever read. Her diction and prose are phenomenal! Enjoy! 😊😊 3y
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For #recommendsday I recommend one of my all time favourite book I know this much is true by Wally Lamb. This is quite a beast of a novel but 4 years later I still find myself often thinking about this book. I decided to share the last paragraph of the book with my hiblio-community because it is most probably one of my favourite quotes in the book. If this is not on your TBR pile, add it immediately 📚📚📚📚

Lakesidemusing Loved this book... and just about everything else Wally Lamb has written! 3y
Jellybeanbon @Lakesidemusing ditto on that. I still need to read We Are Water though. What's your favourite novel by him? 3y
Lakesidemusing My favorite? Hmm, a toss-up between this and The Hour I First Believed. Wishin' and Hopin' was hilarious, but I wasn't as big a fan of We Are Water.... though I heard the audio version is amazing. 3y
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[DELETED] 2232195534 Read this so many years ago and loved it. Maybe it was an Oprah pick? @Lakesidemusing Was The Hour...the one about Columbine and what did you like about it? 3y
Michreads Loved that book! 3y
Lakesidemusing @kaysreadinglife I read The Hour I First Believed too long ago to recall specifics, but I know it made me "feel all the feels". Oprah chose a couple of Lamb's books back in the day... She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True. I'll be forever grateful to her for introducing me to this author. 3y
Jellybeanbon Also really enjoyed The Hour I First Believed. I think he just has an amazing talent with writing and thus everything is really good. I was amazed with he's female perspective for She's Come Undone. 3y
Kaye Beautiful writing. 3y
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Guess who won't be sleeping much tonight after listening to two hours of this today?

[DELETED] 1409720085 What do think so far? I want to read it but I'm unsure. 3y
LitHousewife You are brave!! 3y
JPeterson I haven't heard the audio of this, how is the narrator? 3y
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SoniaC I only have about 10 hrs left! Seriously disturbing. 3y
Jellybeanbon @LitHousewife eeeck! I know right?! 3y
Jellybeanbon @emilydecato I'm enjoying it a lot. It's loads of details and I like how they go into detail with the forensics and investigation. 3y
Jellybeanbon @JPeterson it's narrated by Scott Brick I don't know if your familiar with him? I think it's rather decent. His voice doesn't bug me but of course it's not as entertaining as Amy Poehler for instance. 3y
Jellybeanbon @SoniaC this is only my second audiobook so I'm still getting used to listening to books in stead of reading and with loads of details as this book I feel a bit lost at some times nevertheless I am really enjoying the book! The details are really gruesome! I feel so despondent at times when you hear how the investigation was actually messed up and how much mistakes were made. 3y
SoniaC @Jellybeanbon how funny it's my second audio book too. Loving it! 3y
Nking5025 I tried to listen to this audio book but it skips a lot of what is in the actual book. I don't know if that's common because I'm not a experienced listener of audio books but it bothered me a lot, so I just had to stop listening. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Nking5025 I didn't realize that. I only have the audiobook maybe I should get the kindle as well then. Is it important bits? 3y
Nking5025 I didn't finish the audiobook but as far as I went not really, it was just a pet peeve of mine. 3y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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So I have one audible credit and I'm looking for some suggestions on which audiobooks are really good to listen to? I'm quite new to audiobooks as I've only listened to Yes Please but I enjoyed every second. Any suggestions?

BookishFeminist Just finished this and it's the funniest thing I've ever listened to: 3y
RealLifeReading And also this, especially if you are a fan of the movie (or Cary Elwes. Or just to listen to his voice!) 3y
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[DELETED] 2232195534 I second As You Wish, especially if you like the movie! Loved it! 3y
youngreadrshelf Feed by M.T. Anderson or Ready Player One were great as audio. 3y
LitHousewife If you're looking for fiction, this is a recent favorite of mine. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm going to second The Year of Yes and As You Wish! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Also great if you want fiction instead...try Hounded by Kevin Hearne, or Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. 3y
Jellybeanbon Thanks so much everyone. I ended up getting Helter Skelter but I'm definitely gonna keep this list and work my way through it. 3y
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Thanks to litsy I no longer feel this way. #litsy #Spinecrackersbookclub

kammartinez I love The Golem and the Jinni. It's what I call a "jewelbox book": perfect on its own in every way, from beginning to end :). 3y
Jellybeanbon @kammartinez what a great description of the book. It is one of my all time top 5 books. Everybody I know (that reads) has received this book as a gift since I've read it. So looking forward to the sequel 3y
RealLifeReading It was such a good read! 3y
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alisonrose One of my all time faves!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage One of my favorites also! 3y
MrBook 😂😂😂😂👍🏻 Well can all relate! You can rest assured, you are no longer alone in the world 😎. 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 With tears in my eyes I bid farewell to dear Ove. I tried so hard to avoid finishing this book because it felt like I had to greet an old friend and I wasn't ready yet. Needless to say this book is one of my favourites for 2016 and it will stay with my for quite a while. I'll definitely be checking out some of his other titles.

Marla I love, love, love this book and have recommended it to so many people. I know I will be visiting Ove every year. I tear up when I think of this book. 3y
Kizzy Have this waiting for me on audio 3y
Jellybeanbon @Marla I also think it will be possible to visit Ove every year. I teared up quite often will reading this. @KizzyBass start listening to it as soon as possible. It's just one of those books you instantly fall in love with. 3y
MrBook @BookBabe had the same reaction to the book 😊. 3y
Jellybeanbon @MrBook I finished it a few days ago and I still think about it often during my day. 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Kicking back after some serious packing and heading into my 3rd hour of the #24in48 challenge. Didn't quite expect to get so close to tears so often with this book but I'm loving every moment. Oh and @Litsy not enjoying any #readathon snacks but rather some delicious cold water from my favourite unicorn bottle

Anei I require those pants and that water bottle. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Anei @Anei the pants are actually a very fluffy unicorn onesie (it's winter here in South Africa). I assume it's easy to see that I adore everything unicorn. Not sure where you're situated but I bought the bottle in Germany at a shop called Tchibo 3y
Anei I am jealous of your weather and your unicorns! Sadly, I am in the US, but I might get to Europe in December, will have to see if I can find that shop! 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Who doesn't want a love story like this? #amancalledove #24in48 #Spinecrackersbookclub

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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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So, very bad planning from my side. I've been looking forward to the #24in48 weekend since I heard about it. However, as it would work out we're also moving on Monday and the current situation here is that only the kitchen has been packed up. Thus I'm trying to fit reading in where I can and still compete in the challenge. Hmm...just had the bright idea of maybe listening to audiobooks 💡💡💡

Megabooks Definitely audiobooks! 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

This book has so many laught out loud moments: "...only the does Ove notice that she's either very pregnant or suffering from what Ove would categorize as selective obesity". ?

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Looking for some like minded people to share your favourite books and book discussions with? Then you should come and join The Spinecrackers Book Club. My club reads one modern and one classic book a month and at the moment nominations are open for the classic of August. Happy reading!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Sometimes you start reading a book and you just know that you will enjoy every single moment of it.

britt_brooke LOVED this book. Enjoy! 3y
Kimmie I laughed out loud through the first chapter and knew it was my kind of book!!! 3y
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⭐️⭐️💫 So, I am not the biggest fan of this book. I was reading whilst traveling so maybe that is why but to me the book felt incoherently written. I felt lost most of the time and the characters felt underdeveloped. There are however a few great quotes and heroic moments in the book.

Melwilk Oh no - I'm sorry to hear it because this is one of my all-time favorites. 3y
TheLondonBookworm I felt that this book was more of a slow builder- I was certainly thinking about it for a long time after I read it! 3y
Weebumpydragon One of my top 5 reads. 3y
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Jellybeanbon @Melwilk @TheLondonBookworm @Weebumpydragon it's good to hear that other readers has positive experiences with this book. I also did not like 1984 so maybe it has something to do with the genre. There are excellent parts of the book but overall I had to force myself to finish it. 3y
Weebumpydragon I didn't like 1984 either. In the end, we are all different. Might be worth trying again in 10 years or so. Or not :) 3y
wanderlustywriter Totally agreed. I got bored, I think mainly because of the lack of dialogue and scenes. Too much narrative! 3y
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jmkeene Hermione Granger. Kind of a bossy know it all who can't understand living without books or libraries. 3y
Echo Oh, I shift too much to make that kind of commitment to a character. 3y
TheLondonBookworm I like to think Lyra from His Dark Materials :) but it's probably wishful thinking. 3y
kammartinez Shallan from the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, and Jasnah Kholin from the same. The former is who I think I am, the latter is who I aspire to be :). 3y
Jellybeanbon I would say a combination of Howard Roark and Dominique Francon in The Fountainhead. I haven't found a character yet that I can say is exactly like me. 3y
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Attempting to read Fahrenheit 451 a bit more. Hmm...now I seem to remember why I haven't read a lot of classics yet.

Lakesidemusing I love classics, but can't seem to appreciate Bradbury. 😕 3y
Elisa Not all classics are like that! Have you given Jane Austen a try? Or To Kill a Mockingbird? 3y
Melwilk Fahrenheit is one of my favorite books. It brings up some great topics for discussion that are so relevant for our times. I love it. Bradbury's short stories are very good too. 3y
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Melwilk @Elisa - To Kill a Mockingbird is so wonderful. 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 I'm not a classics lover either. 😬 3y
Leelee.reads Bradbury predicted so much in that book that is an everyday part of our lives now; it's so cool! The "seashells"? Earbuds! Spending time on tech instead of in the outdoors, shallow relationships due to tech, and more. The specific ones like the earbuds blow my mind though. 3y
Elisa @Melwilk it really is 😊👍🏼 3y
Melwilk @Leelee.reads, that is what blows me away about Fahrenheit too. It's like he had a crystal ball. 3y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Just because...

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Deception Point | Brown, Dan
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One of my favourite things about traveling is seeing familiar books in other languages and taking a peak at other people's bookshelves. 🤓

Chelsey Shelves that bare make me sad! 3y
Jellybeanbon Somehow due to some misleading photographs on the website we ended up in this really dodgy apartment in Prague thus I was surprised to see any books at all. The bookshelves were the nicest part of the apartment come to think of it 😉 3y
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I'm only 7% into this book and I am already extremely fond of it.

MallloCup @Jellybeanbon I can't wait to hear what people thought of this book! 3y
bookwrm526 I read this in high school and still think back on it with incredible regularity. 3y
Melwilk This is one of my favorite books. I teach English, and I love to use this with my students. It leads to great discussion. 3y
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🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 This is most probably my second favourite book based on the second world war. I enjoyed reading the book from both character's perspective and all the descriptive bits from Marie's point of view. I would most definitely recommend this book. Side note: some ugly crying did occur.

AmandaL I listened to the audio book in my car. I did all my ugly crying in the driveway. Can't even imagine what my neighbors thought. 3y
Biljana Although it seemed a bit disconnected at a few Werner parts, it completely blew me away and I absolutely loved the ending. 3y
britt_brooke What is you first favorite WWII book? You know, because my TBR isn't overwhelming enough! 😉 @Jellybeanbon 3y
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Kimmie Loved every bit of this book!! Even with the crying I didn't want it to end. Had everything I need in a book 3y
Jellybeanbon @AmandaL your comment made me laugh out loud. I think there should be a warning on books like these that if you listen to them in the car you might be stuck in the car for a while due to endless tears. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Biljana I agree with you. In my opinion the book was more based on Marie than on Werner. I really would have liked if he focused more on Werner's training etc. I also wasn't crazy about the last few chapters about the future events. 3y
Jellybeanbon @britt_brooke it's an absolute cliche but it's The Book Thief.I think at the time that I read it there wasn't any other book like it around and I still remember how the ending left me sad for days.I have heard though that Lovely Green Eyes is also a great WWII book and I quite enjoyed The Nightingal 3y
Jellybeanbon @Kimmie there is something very special about this book. I really enjoyed the focus on the radios and what big role communication actually played in the war. 3y
britt_brooke Thanks @Jellybeanbon - I liked The Book Thief, too. I also read The Nightingale. I'll look into Lovely Green Eyes. 3y
Kimmie @Jellybeanbon where was the key at the end??? 3y
Jellybeanbon @Kimmie at the end the key ends with with Jutta? Or am I confused. 3y
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