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Boy's Life
Boy's Life | Robert R. McCammon
In Zephyr, Alabama, a bizarre murder is only the beginning Small town boys see weird sights, and Zephyr has provided Cory Jay Mackenson with his fair share of oddities. He knows the bootleggers who lurk in the dark places outside of town. On moonless nights, he’s heard spirits congregate in the churchyard to reminisce about the good old days. He’s seen rain that flooded Main Street and left it crawling with snakes. Cory knows magic, and relishes it as only a young boy can. One frosty winter morning, he and his father watch a car jump the curb and sail into the fathomless town lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a naked corpse handcuffed to the wheel. This chilling sight is only the start of the strangest period of Cory’s life, when the magic of his town will transform him into a man.
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AngieWade
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I loved this book so much. It was really good and it‘s how I found this author.

TrishB A great read 👍🏻 2d
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Bklover
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Kindle daily deals for today. Love this book and always recommend it!!

toofondofbooks This is a great read! 2w
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toofondofbooks
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Boy's Life and Calico Palace were definitely top 2. #top6reads @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘ve been wanting to read Boys Life but #pagecountphobia and I‘m not familiar with but intrigued by 2mo
Cinfhen Once upon a River made my 2018 list!!! Really good 🥰 2mo
Bklover I LOVE Boy‘s Life!!!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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TrishB
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#smalltownboy #wanderingjune
Cory is a small town boy in this wonderful novel.
With thanks to @Reggie for pointing me in the direction of this author who I‘d never heard of before Litsy.

BarbaraBB Sounds intriguing! 3mo
Cathythoughts This sounds really good! Stacking 3mo
Reggie 🤗 3mo
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Caroline2 Stacked! 😉 3mo
gradcat Good ol‘ @Reggie ♥️😊👍 3mo
Suet624 I recently read this because of @Reggie and I‘d never heard of the author either. A great story. 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts @Caroline2 a great read 👍🏻 2mo
TrishB @gradcat exactly 👍🏻 2mo
TrishB @Suet624 👍🏻 I‘ve read a couple of his others now too! 2mo
Cinfhen #pagecountphobia but I think I‘d like to try!!!! 2mo
Cinfhen And YES @gradcat Good ol‘ @Reggie xxx 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I loved it 💕 2mo
Reggie @Suet624 Are there crab cakes at the wedding? 😘 @Cinfhen I think you should try it. Once you‘re in it the page count won‘t even matter cause you won‘t want it to end. @gradcat😊❤️ 2mo
Suet624 @Reggie haha. We are in Boulder so I doubt it. 2mo
Reggie @Suet624 Colorado!!!! You know what that means!!!!! Pot brownies for everyone!!!! Lol jk. 2mo
gradcat @Reggie Pot brownies? Ha ha ha! How are you? ♥️ 2mo
Suet624 @Reggie I already see some glazed eyes 👀😛 2mo
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DeeLew
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I don‘t know why I waited so long to read this one?! So good!! ❤️📚

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Suet624
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This is a murder mystery, a magical coming of age story, an exploration of the changing times of the 60‘s as seen through the father (a milkman who sees his job threatened by a new grocery store filled with plastic bottles of milk! Gasp!).There is a hint of To Kill a Mockingbird in the way bullies and racists are portrayed and a satisfying comeuppance for those folks. Oh and the bike, Rocket, with an eagle eye in the headlight! A worthy companion.

Cinfhen Everytime I go to stack this I start to get #pagecountphobia 4mo
Suet624 @Cinfhen Haha. Yes, and my copy had tiny print which made it challenging. 😂😂 4mo
Cinfhen Tiny print is the WORST!!!!!!! 4mo
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kspenmoll Sounds like a companion to TKAM. Always an appeal for me & good to know regarding teaching. ❤️ 4mo
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I used to rule books out that were too fat, until a book club choice 4mo
Cinfhen I read that one @kspenmoll so good!!! And in the past 3 weeks I read 2 books that were each over 550 pages and both were sooooooo good!!!! 4mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll it‘s funny because it won the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy awards. If I had known that I probably wouldn‘t have read it! 4mo
Reggie I am so happy you liked this book!!!! One of my all time faves. 3mo
Suet624 @Reggie I can see why it‘s one of your favorites! A great story that still lingers. (edited) 3mo
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DeeLew
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My reading buddy. She lays at my feet or cuddles up with me on the couch..... until I try to take a picture. 😂 Had to get out some treats so she would sit still for a photo. The intense look on her face brought to you by peanut butter flavored treats. 🐕😁

MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻😻 4mo
readordierachel That face! 4mo
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Suet624
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I spent years doing this. Now I know better.

robinb Bless her heart...this sounds like my mother. 😔 4mo
Suet624 @robinb 😕💕 4mo
robinb @Suet624 I‘ve always thought that if she worried less, she could add years to her life. 4mo
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Leftcoastzen My mom still a worrier, I try not be.It‘s destructive, and usually about the wrong thing anyway. 4mo
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen you‘re right. It‘s usually about the wrong thing. 😏 I‘m not sure how I stopped doing it, but it‘s a relief. 4mo
peaknit I‘m doing this today 😳 4mo
Suet624 @peaknit awww, I‘m sorry. 4mo
readordierachel I'm guilty of this. It's a hard habit to break. 4mo
Suet624 @readordierachel definitely. I was filled with worry for many years. I‘m older now and can see I was always taken care of, whatever happened was a learning experience, and I never needed to spend all that time worrying. I hope you can eventually feel that way too. 😁 4mo
readordierachel @Suet624 Thanks, me too 🤗 4mo
Suet624 @readordierachel just so you know, what I said does not apply to sporting events. I worry all through my favorite sports games. 4mo
readordierachel Ha! An important distinction. I think that's a totally appropriate time to worry. "Controlled worrying" is probably healthy. 4mo
minkyb Love this. So true. I am a recovering worrier! Sometimes older does make you wiser. 3mo
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JacqMac
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“And the need to hear stories, to live lives other than our own for even the briefest moment, is the key to the magic that was born in our bones.”
I loved it! This is a beautiful, magical book, by an underrated storyteller.

Ashley_Nicoletto I just picked this up this week. Excited to see such a positive review! 4mo
TrishB I loved this too ❤️ 4mo
Kaye Excellent book. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 4mo
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JacqMac
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My car is getting a new windshield. And I‘m reading outside. It‘s nice enough to read outside! Yay!

Melissa_J Nice! We are expecting heavy rains over the next 48 hrs, so there will be no reading outside for me...not that it‘s warm enough to 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
JacqMac @Melissa_J We made it to 18. But it‘s a Chinook, so it won‘t be here long. The next two days are supposed to be rainy and cold. I‘m soaking it up while I can. 4mo
Melissa_J I‘ll be in your neck of the woods on Monday. It‘s on a layover only, so I won‘t actually get to leave the airport, but I‘ll finally be able to say I‘ve been to Alberta 😂 4mo
JacqMac That counts. Enjoy your stay. 😂 4mo
RadicalReader Nothing better than having books when needed most especially at DMV or waiting for auto repair 4mo
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JacqMac
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This book is so well written. I‘m really enjoying getting lost in the words.

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JacqMac
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Starting a new book to distract myself, while waiting for Game of Thrones to start in mountain time. Ugh, the waiting. I need a really good read. Lots of Littens, whose opinions I trust, loved this one, so I‘m hopeful.

TrishB I loved it 💕 4mo
RadicalReader What‘s your favorite tea? 4mo
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Bklover
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I‘ve read this one more than once, and love it! On sale today if you‘re interested! Have a great Friday!🧡

TrishB Loved it 💕 5mo
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toofondofbooks
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#MarchWrapUp

Wow I didn't realize what a slow month I had. I have been watching a lot of Netflix and rewatching fave shows like GOT and Supernatural 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait for Game of Thrones!! 🐉 🔥 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego GoT!!!! 💖💗💕❣🤗 5mo
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toofondofbooks
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I am a believer that some books come to you at just the right time in your life. I do not think this book would have evoked the same feelings for me if I'd read it at 24 instead of 44. Beautiful prose, beautiful story, AMAZING. The audiobook narrator was perfect. My first 5 star read of the year.

Kaye Excellent book 5mo
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toofondofbooks
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My #audiocrocheting this week ... A cute little ferret. 😊

Tadams4 So very cute! 5mo
Hope_a So cute, I used to crochet too but lately I don‘t have enough time for it. 5mo
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melrailey
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Finished a lot of books this weekend so I‘m starting this one. It‘ll be my first McCammon but he comes highly recommended by people I trust implicitly.

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toofondofbooks
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This week's #audiocrocheting 😊

britt_brooke Adorable! 💕 5mo
Tamra Oh my!!! Do you take orders? 5mo
toofondofbooks @Tamra I do 😊 my Etsy link is in my profile. She's not listed yet but will be tomorrow. I can do custom orders too 😊 5mo
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Tamra @toofondofbooks awesome! Can you make a brown version with black puffs? 5mo
toofondofbooks @Tamra absolutely! 5mo
toofondofbooks @Tamra I went ahead and added her to my shop if you're interested. Thanks!! https://www.etsy.com/listing/676910214/handmade-doll-crochet-doll-amigurumi 5mo
tammysue So cute! 💗 5mo
Tamra Thank you, I will do that! 😊 5mo
TheSpineView Adorable! 5mo
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EmilyReadsEverything
Boy's Life | Robert R. McCammon
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This was my absolute favorite book all through middle, Jr high and high school. I've probably read it 100 times. This ragged paperback always brings a smile to my face.

What's your favorite underrated, unknown, ragged paperback?

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swynn
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Mehso-so

It's a Bradburyish story about boyhood in small-town mid-twentieth century America. It's pretty good for what it is, but a bit long. I guess I prefer my sentimentalism in smaller doses.

Alfoster Oh, I liked this one too (more than you did but it was years ago)! 5mo
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NikkiRobson73
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This is one of my books I always re read every few years or so it‘s definitely in my top 10 of favorites !

ReadingisMyPassion I love his books.
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Daniel_S
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As I read this book, I was brought back to scenes from my childhood; events I experienced; events I feared, events I dreamed about. I felt empathy, fear, jealousy and sadness.

Reggie Welcome to Litsy!!! Have you read any of his others? They‘re sooo good. The Border, Stinger, Swan Song, Blue World. I love McCammmon. 7mo
Daniel_S Thank you for the welcome. This was my first McCammon novel. I will look at some of his others. 7mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!🎉🎉 7mo
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Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💚 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 7mo
farrahkohn Welcome to Litsy! 📚⭐️📚⭐️ 7mo
Eggbeater Welcome to Litsy! 🐙 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 7mo
Jess7 Welcome! 7mo
Bklover This is such a good book! 6mo
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Amiable
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Set in Zephyr, Alabama, in the 1960s, the story begins when 11-year-old Cory and his father see a car plunge into a lake. When his father attempts to rescue the driver, he sees a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory tries to understand how traumatized his father now is, his eyes are opened to the forces of good and evil in his “idyllic” hometown. It‘s a story of losing your innocence and the magic of childhood.

Day 21: #adventrecommends

TrishB A great read 👍🏻 8mo
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Bklover
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Day 4 (and now I‘m caught up!) #Adventrecommends. This is one of those books I‘ve read again and again. This book felt so different to me than McCammon‘s other books. I‘ve given away countless copies of this book- it‘s one of my comfort go-to reads.

Amiable I really enjoyed this book! Good pick 9mo
Bklover @Amiable It‘s a good one! 💛 8mo
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Tanzy13
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BethM I love this💗 9mo
LoverofLit I love him ❤ 9mo
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quietjenn
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Gotta take advantage of today's weather! Also, an really loving this book. Spot on rec for that King/Bradbury kid growing up in a town with weird stuff happening thing.

Minervasbutler Loved it. Try Dan Simmons' Summer of Night for a similar vibe. 10mo
TrishB Great read 👍🏻 10mo
quietjenn @Minervasbutler Oh, thanks for the recommendation! I'll put it on the list. 10mo
mcipher Sold! I want to read this now. Looks like a great way to spend a lunch break! 10mo
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Addison_Reads
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Amazing! McCammon is such an incredible writer. He has a way of developing characters that leave me sad when I finish reading the last page because I don't want them to leave.

There is so much depth to this story that at first just seems like a coming of age tale set in the South. As events unfold, you become a part of a world where ghosts are real and monsters lurk in dark waters.

I can't recommend McCammon enough. Read him if you haven't yet.

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TrishB
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This was just wonderful. If SK does ‘northern US small town, McCammon does ‘southern US small town.‘ Coming of age novel, written brilliantly in that way that shows all our hopes, fears and challenges as we‘re growing up.
Loved it 💕 thanks to Reggie - without whom I wouldn‘t have read this author and missed these amazing stories.

Reggie This is one of my all time favorites. One of the few books I‘ve ever reread. So happy you enjoy reading him. 10mo
TrishB @Reggie he can bring a lump to your throat can‘t he!? I‘ve read this one, Gone South and Swan Song - what should be next? 10mo
Reggie Omg, yes he can. Try The Border or Stinger. 10mo
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TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 @Reggie 10mo
Caroline2 Ohhh sounds good...stacked! 👌🏻 10mo
Addison_Reads @TrishB @Reggie Thanks to you guys and Litsy, I'm also discovering a love for McCammon's books. I can't believe I've gone this long without reading him. He does such a great job with character development, which really makes his books give you all those emotions a great book should. 10mo
TrishB @Addison_Reads I can‘t believe I had missed him all these years. They are great reads 👍🏻 10mo
JacqMac Good to hear! I have this one on the TBR. I‘ll have to move it closer to the top. 10mo
TrishB @JacqMac hope you enjoy it 👍🏻 10mo
Suetara This is one of my husband‘s faves and was the first book that he recommended to me when we started dating, so it has a special place in my heart. It‘s a fantastic read. Glad you enjoyed it. 10mo
TrishB @Suetara love when books have special memories too 💕 10mo
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Addison_Reads
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The four books I hope to finish reading this weekend for #screamathon

It is going to be rainy and cool here in Texas this weekend, which makes for perfect reading weather. 🍁☔😍

Let the countdown to Friday begin. 😁 #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

Reggie Oh wow, I love that cover of A Boy‘s Life, one of my favorite books ever. Hope you like it. 10mo
Addison_Reads @Reggie... I'm about 100 pages in and already loving it. Swan Song was excellent, but I think this one is going to be even better. McCammon is on my list now for favorite authors. His writing just draws you in and makes you crave more. 10mo
Linsy I‘m excited to see what you think of Stiff! 💀 10mo
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TrishB Have just finished Boy‘s Life. Loved it 💕 10mo
Addison_Reads @Linsy I really enjoyed Stiff. I've owned it for years, and I can't believe I waited so long. I found it to be such an interesting, informative read. 10mo
Linsy Good to know!! I‘ve had my eye on it forever. Stacked! 10mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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A great October spooky read! Definitely some of the same feels as Stand By Me / The Body.

It is episodic, though, which slows the pace but also lowers the tension.

Minervasbutler If you enjoyed this try Summer of Night by Dan Simmons if you don't know it. Reminded me a lot of this, and King's IT and The Body. 10mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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#FridayReads

Here‘s what‘s on tap for me this weekend. Finishing my current reads so that I can devour the deliciously fat new Cormoran Strike novel!!!!

bedandabook It‘s so good! Enjoy 😊 10mo
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Addison_Reads
Boy's Life | Robert McCammon

I recently finished Swan Song, and the only other McCammon book at my local library is the tagged book, which I have on hold currently. 😁 I was thinking of placing an order soon on thriftbooks, so my question to you guys is.....

What's your favorite Robert McCammon book? Or which other ones are worth a read?

TrishB @Reggie is a bit of an expert 👍🏻 10mo
Addison_Reads @TrishB Thank you. I'll go stalk his reviews then. 😉 hope you're starting to feel better. 10mo
Lel2403 They Thirst.....a vampire novel.... 10mo
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AmyG This is one author I have always wanted to read. Some day as my TBR is insane. 10mo
Addison_Reads @Lel2403 Thank you. I will definitely add that one. @AmyG I put him off for years too, but now that I've read Swan Song I need more McCammon 😁 10mo
Reggie The Border, Stinger, Gone South are great. Mystery Walk is good. If you‘re in the mood for short stories, his Blue World is awesome. Thanks for the shoutout @TrishB. I‘m about to start his The Listener in a week, which already has great reviews. 10mo
Addison_Reads @Reggie Thank you very much. I was reading reviews of Stinger and I definitely think I'm going to order that one. It sounds really good. Gone South was another I was considering as well. I'll keep an eye out for your review on The Listener. 👍 10mo
Bklover Boy‘s Life is amazing!!!!! Definitely my favorite McCammon. 2nd Place is Swan Song. But not close. 10mo
TrishB I still have a few on the pile! Thanks 😘 on the mend. 10mo
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PolaroidPoet
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I forgot how much I LOVE this book!! A mix of youth, fantasy, horror and mystery. Definitely on my top 10 all-time favorites! ❤️❤️

TrishB Have this on my tbr! 10mo
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theandydavidson
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First edition, mint condition of BOY‘S LIFE cost me five bucks at Half Price Books. That‘s a find.

MStew FECK YEAH!sweet haul! HPB is the best😃🤘 11mo
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doves154
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Really enjoying this one! And he's enjoying my lack of movement. Happy Sunday reading!

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Kaye
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***NOTE***
For anyone yet to read this book, this is a great deal for an excellent book. If you‘re not a member of KU, it‘s only 1.99.
Terrific story.

UglyOldBat Thanks, this is on my TBR list! 1y
Kaye It is SO good. Probably in my Top Ten All Time Favorites. ✨✨✨✨. @abandonallhope (edited) 1y
TrishB Have this on the pile at home 👍🏻 1y
Kaye @TrishB ✨👍🏼✨ 1y
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Has anyone else read this book and been completely caught off guard by a particular scene with Cory's dog? I'm now crying on my couch on a Sunday afternoon 😔

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TrishB
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My bookish Mother‘s Day gifts ❤️

LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Ms_T Perfect 👌🏻 1y
Oryx Fabulous. Very jealous of the t shirt! 1y
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Cathythoughts Ahhhh ! Fab T Shirt 🎉🎉🎉Happy Mother‘s Day 1y
Kalalalatja How lovely! 1y
Scurvygirl Great shirt!! 1y
Reggie That is his best book. It might be tied with Swan Song but if not, it‘s his best book. 1y
TrishB @Reggie I‘m working through them 👍🏻 1y
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Sweettartlaura
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3.5 stars, because it‘s too long.

This is part Stand By Me, part Christmas Story, part To Kill a Mockingbird. It‘s beautifully done, but not at all necessary. Hence, I would have liked it better if it were 100 pages shorter (at least). McCammon is a gifted storyteller, & I‘ll read more of his work. But since this offered nothing new to the world, it‘s hard to justify its length.

danibolahood Lol I always wished this book was 100 pages longer. However, that was 10 years ago and I may not feel the same these days. 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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My niece‘s bookcase, after I borrowed this book from her 😍

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roberk20
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Pickpick

Beautiful tale about the magic of growing up, along with the horrors.

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Bklover
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Think I‘ve mentioned this in the past but this is a good one. Loved this book. On sale today only.

FlowerFairy An all time fave! 2y
Bklover @FlowerFairy It‘s wonderful isn‘t it?!❤️ 2y
FlowerFairy The absolute best! Turned me into a rabid Robert McCammon fan. Devoured every thing he has written after reading this one. 2y
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Velvetsun
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The collecting begins....

Reggie Ughhhh, I haven‘t read The Five. I need to get on it. 2y
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Kaye
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Another Oldie But Goodie. Probably in my top 10 favorites. This book would be called a coming of age novel, told by a young teen, I think around 15. He lives in Zephyr, Alabama, and I think the book takes place over one summer. There is a treasure in this book. The author pulls out everything he has to make this book work. There is Mystery, murder, friendship, family, bad guys, voodoo women, bad girls, adventure. Gosh, it‘s just doggone good. 5 ✨

Minervasbutler I loved this book. Reminded me a bit of the King of The Body and the Losers' Club bits of IT. 2y
Kaye @Minervasbutler Oh, I was going to ask if the things you mentioned were other books? They are a part of the book of IT ? I haven‘t read it, so not familiar with anything in the story. I‘m too chicken to read most of King‘s books, although I‘ve read a few. (edited) 2y
MidnightBookGirl I loved this book! 2y
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Kaye Me too 👍 2y
AmyG I loved this too. 2y
Minervasbutler @Kaye The Body was a novella in the Different Seasons collection, which was adapted as the movie Stand By Me 2y
Kaye Thanks @Minervasbutler 🙂 2y
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Bklover
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#junebookbugs #life This is one of my favorite thrillers, and definitely my favorite McCammon book 💚

RealBooks4ever On my tbr! Did you like Swan Song? I loved it! 💜 2y
Reggie Did you read the one he put out last year called The Border? It was soooooo good. Reminds me of his earlier stuff. 2y
Bklover @RealBooks4ever I loved Swan song! ❤️ 2y
Bklover @Reggie No- I haven't read The Border but am adding to my list now! Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
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Marchpane
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Final stats for 2016! 📚📚📚

Definitely aiming higher in 2017. Maybe 75? What are your targets? Any #2017readingresolutions?

#goodreads #myyearinbooks #stats

britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I'm aiming for 65 in 2017. I read 90 this year, but I really don't see that as a sustainable (for me anyway). 3y
erinreads I read 70 this year after setting my goal at 50, so I think I'm aiming for 75 in 2017! 3y
sherryvdh I think I'm going to aim for 75 in 2017. I read about 65 this year, and I want to be realistic in my goals but still challenge myself. 3y
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Redwritinghood I read 92 books in 2016, but I'll probably set my goal at 75 for 2017. 3y
Bostonmomx2 I did 100 this year and will hope for the same next 😊 3y
Pemberley My main resolution is to actually track the books I read!! I am horrible with keeping track with what I've read, and then at the end of the year I don't know what the number is. I'm shooting for around 80 though. 3y
HeatherBookNerd Shootufor 60 in 2017 3y
mhillis 🙌🙌I'm going to go for 50 again! 3y
Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉 I read 117 this year so I think I'll aim for 125-130. 3y
Michelle_mck Congratulations- I'm aiming for 52 again this year@- I read 104 this year but still want to keep my total at 52 - I don't want the pressure of a big target just in case I have a slump 3y
DebinHawaii Great job! I have not decided my goal yet. I blew past last year's goal but am afraid this year will be harder. 📚👍🎉 3y
Daisey I'll probably set my goal for 100 again next year. I'd rather go over than feel stressed to make it at the end of the year. 3y
TheCanuckReader I got 53 for my 50 goal for 2016. Trying 100 for 2017@ 3y
ClairesReads Nice work! I always start with a goal of 52- then adjust if I'm overachieving 3y
obviateit Great job! I had to go back and check that I'd logged Cursed Child when I saw yours here, because for some reason it credited The Martian as my most popular. 🤔 3y
Marchpane @obviateit oh wow that's interesting! I wonder if the most/least popular is based on all time numbers rather than just 2016? 3y
obviateit @Marchpane 🤔🤔🤔 it's even showing The Martian as a smaller number than Cursed Child. It's blowing my mind a little bit lol. 3y
obviateit Hubby just presented a theory that maybe it's the amount of people who read it by the time I read it. That would make sense, but I don't know how they'd track it. 3y
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Boy's Life | Robert R. McCammon
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A couple of months ago I started the #192019challenge to read one book from each year from 1920 to 2019. I'm doing this in random order and yes, target for completion is 2019!

Books read so far:

1928: Quartet
1979: Kindred
1991: Boy's Life
2004: The Last Kingdom
2011: The Sparrows of Edward Street
2016: Moonglow

Obviously I need to focus more on earlier years but it was easiest to start with the books I have. More updates to come!

Sue Cool challenge! 3y
ephemeralwaltz Sounds good!! Good luck :) 3y
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Marchpane @sue @ephemeralwaltz Thanks! It's a longer term challenge which I'm liking 😊 3y
Sweettartlaura I have 3 more years to do this??? Ohhh, I think I'm in 😜 3y
Marchpane @Sweettartlaura this one's a marathon, not a sprint 😂 Love to have you join in with me and @JulietteGF !! 3y
Sweettartlaura Awesome, @Marchpane ! I'm already doing the #birthdaychallenge in 2017, so that will knock out a whole lot of these👍🏻 3y
LeeRHarry What a great idea!!! 3y
Redjewel_7734 I think I'll add this one to my challenges too! I'm already planning on starting the #birthdaychallenge in 2017 too, so it makes sense to double up :) though this one will definitely not be a one year since this will make the fifth challenge I'm tackling in 2017! 3y
saresmoore Neat! 3y
Marchpane @Redjewel_7734 it's like an "extension" for the birthday challenge! ? 3y
Marchpane @Redjewel_7734 and FIVE challenges? 😳Wowzers. 3y
Redjewel_7734 @Marchpane I'm counting on overlap to keep me from getting overwhelmed 🤓📚 3y
AudreyMorris This sounds awesome, where have I been that I haven't heard of it til now?! 3y
Marchpane @AudreyMorris to be fair, I've been extremely slack in posting about it! 3y
AudreyMorris I am reading a 1972 (1974 translation) right now! This challenge would be a great way to plow through some #1001books list books, and #pulitzerwinners. I do lists more than challenges, I am a mood reader and can't plan anything! 3y
Marchpane @AudreyMorris that book looks great! I'm a mood reader too. I've amassed a list of 400 possible reads for this challenge (it's on my Goodreads) so I'll have lots of options for wherever my mood takes me! Feel free to join in with us, the more the merrier! 3y
irisonbooks Oh, this sounds like such a great idea! 3y
Cinfhen I'm pretty sure you suggested my 1968 #birthdaychallenge read, which was excellent 3y
Marchpane @Cinfhen guilty! I'm so glad you enjoyed it 😊 Following everyone's #birthdaychallenge books with much interest of course! 3y
Cinfhen True Grit has been my favorite so far but my 1966 read was kind of fun, in a campy way 3y
Cinfhen Good luck with your challenge💕 3y
Marchpane @Cinfhen that one does look like fun!! And thanks ☺️good luck to you too 🍀 3y
feminismandyoga I just added this challenge too! I just have to go in and see the years I already have in my other challenges! 3y
Sjo_m Yikes! Now THAT's what I call a challenge! Look forward to your update posts and what books you read (I wouldn't be able to do it)!! 3y
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reneelyons
Boy's Life | Robert McCammon
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Gifts from my sister 📚😍

LeahBergen Nice! 😍 3y
Texreader Awesome sis! Merry Christmas!!!! 🎁🎄 3y
Reviewsbylola Yay for book gifts!! 3y
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Marchpane
Boy's Life | Robert R. McCammon
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Pickpick

Recommended if you like: adventures, coming-of-age stories, mysteries, monsters, nostalgia, tall tales, small towns, the 60s, being a kid, pushbikes, baseball, Stand By Me, folklore, summer, fun fairs, The Beach Boys, ghost stories, dark woods, campfires, milkshakes and 600+ page books.

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#192019challenge - published 1991

Bklover Glad you liked it! 😊 3y
Marchpane @Bklover Thank you so much for posting about it! I don't think I would have stumbled on to it otherwise 😄 3y
Bklover It's one of the few books I have read several times. I love the small town feel of it! 3y
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Marchpane @Bklover I could definitely see wanting to reread it. Each of the chapters can almost stand alone as a short story too. 3y
wonga it sounds a lot like Stranger Things, the Netflix show that everybody's talking about 🆒 3y
Marchpane @wonga A little like that, but less scary, and set in the 60s rather than the 80s. I loved Stranger Things too! 3y
BookishTrish It's one of the few books I own twice! 3y
Lola This was on special (again) for Kindle yesterday-it might still be today. If not, I'm sure it will be soon. This is one that goes on special quite often. 3y
Bklover 😊😊😊😊just gave away another copy. Going to have to get another! 3y
Marchpane @Bklover 😂😂😂 I told all my friends they have to read it 3y
Bklover I get so happy when people like this book. 😊😊😊😊😊 3y
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