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Z for Zachariah
Z for Zachariah | Robert C. O'Brien
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Believing herself to be the only survivor of a nuclear war, Ann Burden greets a wandering stranger with excitement and suspicion. An ALA Notable Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
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Pickpick

Can't believe they make movies out of such good books. I'd rather read than watch anyday.

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Texreader
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Hmmm, the last woman on earth? No thank you! I‘m not nearly as resourceful as Ann Burden! (But I would‘ve pulled that trigger if you know what I mean.)

Karisa Handmaid *No, nope, nuh-uh* 😳 5mo
FlowerFairy Being a kid. No thanks. 5mo
Karkar Assassin 5mo
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LauraJ MFA student who is probably crazy. Could be worse. 😜 5mo
Soubhiville Journalist during the Zombie Apocalypse. 👍⚔️📃🧟‍♂️ 5mo
LibrarianJen A boy sailing across the Atlantic after a guy who stole his dog. Or the other book I‘m reading has multiple characters: a boy who can pull objects from his dreams, while a girl can‘t kiss any guys in case they are her true love and die, and a boy who can‘t accept charity and is messing up his friendships, a ghost who nobody knew was a ghost, an finally a rich guy who only wants to find a mythical person and doesn‘t mean to be pretentious. (edited) 5mo
keepingupwiththepenguins I'm a Handmaid in Gilead... uh oh! 😰 5mo
Lizpixie A Shakespearean actor that‘s just gotten out of jail for confessing to murdering one of his friends👺🔪 5mo
charl08 A historian of the old East Germany. Which might be tricky as it's not a language I speak! 5mo
Emilymdxn I think I‘m either an investigative journalist or a fraudulent start up founder, either of which could definitely be fun 5mo
OrangeMooseReads Actress mainly Princess Leia 5mo
Patchshank Semi-truck driver. Could be worse I guess, but I don't think it would be the job for me. I don't even like driving my pickup truck. 5mo
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Pickpick

This is quite a page-turner apocalyptic YA tale. The last female on earth must learn the wily ways of the last man. I love that there is no horror or zombies, but it is tense and suspenseful. Just two people trying to survive, and learning to live with each other, or not. 4-1/2 stars.

And for the first time ever, I‘ve finish #litsyatoz before December! #letterZ @BookishMarginalia

Soubhiville Great job! I‘m trying to get to my last few for LitsyAtoZ, but keep getting distracted by other books! 5mo
Magslhalliday I read this back in the 1980s and loved it. 5mo
Bookzombie So glad you liked this one! I‘m also finished with #LitsyAtoZ. Just need to post about. 🙂 5mo
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Texreader @Bookzombie I‘m so glad I followed your recommendation! It was a great book and it was a #letterZ book! Perfect! 5mo
Texreader @Bookzombie And congratulations on finishing #Litsyatoz !!! 5mo
Texreader @Soubhiville Thank you! I‘m so excited!!! You can do it too!! 5mo
Texreader @Magslhalliday Not sure how I missed it when I was a teen in the 80s. My taste was very different then anyway. I‘m glad I finally did read it. It was such a good book. 5mo
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“I assumed that Zachariah must be the last man.”

Love this foreshadowing and the explanation for the title of this book about the end of the world.

violettemeier Good book. I read it in high school. 5mo
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Texreader
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Here it is. My last book to read in the 2019 #litsyatoz challenge and it‘s for #letterZ. Let‘s get started!

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La_Cori
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#LetsTravelJuly
Two novels by Robert C. O'Brien, both published in the '70s.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Sunraven I love Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH! ❤️ Another one on my “It‘s been a while, must re-read” list. 6mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 6mo
La_Cori @Sunraven I read it last year, so it's not on that list for me 😉 (I've watch the movie when I was little and I didn't know it was based on a book!) 6mo
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Sunraven I loved the movie when I was a kid, too, but I can‘t remember whether I read the book or saw the movie first. 🤔

And now I can‘t stop thinking about Jeremy the crow. A sparkly! ✨
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La_Cori @Sunraven Jeremy!!! 🖤🖤 6mo
La_Cori And now I want to rewatch the movie.. 😅😅 6mo
Sunraven Me, too! I wonder if some streaming service has it, hmm. 6mo
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Just received #bookmail. My z book for #litsyatoz thanks to a good recommendation from @Bookzombie

Bookzombie Yay, I hope you enjoy it! It might interest your kids, too. 🙂
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Bookzombie
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Nuclear war has happened and Ann, 16 years old, is the sole survivor. At least that is what she thinks until she sees campfire smoke in the distance. Soon she is not alone in her green valley and she will have to outthink and outmaneuver the man who arrives to survive.
I found this YA book to be suspenseful and enthralling. #LitsyAtoZ #Z #Booked2019 #BooktoMovie

Bookzombie I watched the trailer for the movie after I finished the book and was disappointed. They changed a number of things, including adding a third character. I think this is one instance where I will just stick with the book. 12mo
Bookzombie Also, this author wrote one of my favorite childhood books and I didn‘t realize it until I read the author‘s bio. 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The movie wasn't very good. 12mo
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Cinfhen Forgot this was a movie!! 12mo
AWahle I loved this book a million years ago when I was in high school. I recently picked up an old copy with the cover I remembered. 📚 12mo
Bookzombie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks for confirming my decision! 🙂 @Cinfhen It was on my Hulu list forever, because I wanted to read the book first. 12mo
Bookzombie @AWahle I‘m sure I would have loved it in high school too. I saw some older covers that are really cool. 🙂 12mo
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Craftylikefox
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I haven‘t been playing as much. The freezing temps here have slowed me down.
Z for Zachariah- haven‘t read it yet, always wanted to
I got nothing for author
Zoo
Zucchini bread or just roast up some zucchini. Yum!
#manicmonday #letterz @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 12mo
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Z for Zachariah
Zen Cho
TV show: Z Nation
Movie: Zebrahead
Zucchini

#ManicMonday #LetterZ @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 12mo
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Pickpick

I admit, I picked this up for the letter #Z in my #litsyAtoZ challenge. I had seen the movie not knowing it was also a book. Were they ever different! The story is about a girl left behind after a nuclear war. She is living in an unaffected area, when a stranger appears. At first things are going well and then they take a turn. The girl is 16 and so self sufficient and smart, she‘s a great heroine. And I loved this classic cover.

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MStew
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I don't read much YA anymore , but when i come across post apocalyptic books I always grab them!

This follows Ann who is only survivor after her world was ravaged by a nuclear war, and she has been surviving on her own in a remote valley for a year.. until she realises she may not be only survivor...and there may be worst things than being last person on earth....😨

#postapocalyptic
#horror

Sue I remember reading this when I was at high school and loving it! 1y
MStew @Sue v🤗🤓 AWESOME! 1y
Johanna414 This was a favorite in high school! 1y
trioxin_sematary Sounds cool! 😃😙 1y
SW-T High school favorite. Loved it! 1y
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MirrorMask
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1. Ravenclaw
2. I tried, I can't say that I always finished them.
3. Catcher in the Rye
4. Z for Zachariah
5. 1984

@Mandigolightly #Back2School

Mandigolightly I‘ve never even heard of Z for Zachariah! I‘ll have to look it up! x 1y
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drbethandherkindle
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Yesterday was a beautiful day to return my last #LitsyAtoZ book to the library! #STLReads

Pamwurtzler Yay! 1y
Mdargusch Nice! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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DuckOfDoom
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Pickpick

I expected a 'meh' kind of postapocalyptic story, instead I got a story about a tough girl, a survivor.
Aaaand I get to tick of 'Z' on #LitszAtoZ and #Litsybingo 😊

MayJasper Great cover ☺ 2y
Dragon I do love post apocalyptic stories, stacking! 🐉 2y
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La_Cori
Z for Zachariah | Robert C. O'Brien
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it's time for some post-apocalyptic science-fiction ✌ #currentlyreading

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DuckOfDoom
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This is looking ... not good at all. I have something for #onTBRover1year #startwithZ and #FromtheRoryGilmoreList
Has anyone some suggestions for the other ones? I am looking for

MrBook "About immigration": 2y
MrBook "Set in Africa": 2y
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MrBook "Published by independent": 2y
LibrarianRyan Written by someone your age I think or close. Let me check. (edited) 2y
MrBook "Set in 1970s": I think this one was, but it's over 400 pages 2y
MrBook "Freezer-worthy horror": maybe this one. It's quick 2y
MrBook Hope that helped 😊👍🏻 2y
DuckOfDoom @MrBook @LibrarianRyan Thanks a lot - these books look all really good!! Duff sure sounds like it will totally be out of my comfort zone 😄 2y
LibrarianRyan I was wrong. She was 19/20 when it was published. 2y
LibrarianRyan Age 23. This story was originally derailed in newspapers. 2y
MrBook Leave it to two librarians to provide some recs, eh @LibrarianRyan 😉👍🏻🙌🏻? 2y
LibrarianRyan @MrBook you know it 😁👍🏻 2y
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cristiana_de_sousa
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Pickpick

Um livro que me surpreendeu imenso! Adorei! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ande
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Wonderful story and fairly chilling. Enjoyed reading this again.

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suvata
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#LitsyAtoZ
Only 7 left. Having a hard time with these letters:
J. K. Q. V. X. Y. Z.

julesG Similar to my left over letters. 3y
suvata @julesG Definitely hard ones to work into my regular reading 3y
julesG We still have more than half a year left to finish. 3y
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suvata @julesG Good point 3y
LauraBrook Xingu by Edith Wharton is short! (You're doing titles, right?) 3y
suvata @LauraBrook Thanks. I think I'll check that out. I was afraid I was going to have to read an X-Files book. LOL 3y
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Ande
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New books in with a choas feel. Looking forward to these.

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Bookwormjillk
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I can't believe I found this book in the children's section of the library. It is freaking me the heck out. (Bonus pic of my freaky cat.)

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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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#BookMail #BookishMail today: 3 more titles from my #LitsyAtoZChallenge ! I have been wanting to finish The Fire Sermon Trilogy so added Map of Bones to my list, I LOVE Shonda Rhimes, so her Year of Yes book will be a must, and then Z for Zachariah, all are hardback and less than $2. My Husband was also amazing in getting me the movie A Man Called Ove. I fell in love with Rolf Lassgård in After the Wedding and I cannot WAIT to see him in this ❤?

Literary_Siren Love Z for Zachariah! I didn't care for the movie though. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Jayme I didn't even know there was a movie about it, I just remember a lot of buzz about this book a while back and thought now would be a great time with the "Z" title lol 3y
mrsamandahood @BooksTeasAndBookishThings let me know how "Year of Yes" is! ☺️ I always think about getting it but never do! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @mrsamandahood I will! And same here, when the A to Z challenge happened I knew I needed to put that as my "Y" because I keep meaning to read it! ?❤ 3y
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Suzze
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X Y Z X and Z are the only two books I had to buy for #LitsyAtoZ. #seasonsreadings2016

mom2bugnbee The Sue Grafton series came to my mind immediately when I saw the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. Can I read that out of order? Do they stand alone? 3y
Suzze @mom2bugnbee I think you could. I have, over the years, read A through R, and I'm jumping to X for the challenge. 3y
Alfoster Oh, and You is so good and creepy👀! 3y
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MyNamesParadise Pretty kitty!! 3y
shelly your cat makes a great model. nice cat 3y
Suzze @shelly When I pull out a book, she gives me the "not again" look, but she always cooperates. ??? 3y
shelly ;) 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Day 20 of #SeasonsReadings2016 #TitlesStartingWithXYZ

I am very pleased to say these are books I have actually read, for a change, and NOT from my tbr! 😮

Weaponxgirl I loved yes please, the bit where she talks about how she reacted to a rude guy on the plane cracked me up as I have been known to react similarly when in the right/wrong mood 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Yay! 👏🏼And you have X Y and Z! 3y
sprainedbrain @Weaponxgirl Yes! Did you listen to the audio? She cracks me up. 😂 3y
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sprainedbrain @erzascarletbookgasm It's a proud day. Lol 3y
Weaponxgirl @sprainedbrain I wish I'd done the audio, I may have to get it and then listen to it as well as read it 3y
Hobbinol 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Suzze Your Z is the book I'm using for #LitsyAtoZ Was it good? 3y
sprainedbrain @Suzze I liked it! I believe I gave it 4 stars on GR. 👍 3y
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Lizpixie
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#funfridayphoto The book I was assigned at school that stuck with me is this nuclear holocaust book. I grew up during the height of the Cold War, the eighties had me convinced that WWIII was imminent, and then I found out that the munitions factory on the edge of my suburb was a target of interest to the USSR. Scary. Ann is 16, the sole survivor of a nuclear strike on her region, until she sees smoke in the distance & finds she's not alone.

OSChamberlain Omg that is insane! And this story sounds cool too. But that sounds like quite a wild ride you had. 3y
Lizpixie @OSChamberlain I was the kid that watched the news every night & read the papers too. It was always full of Reagan & co threatening Brezhnev, Andropov & Gorbachenko, pissing contests talking about missile silos, targets of interest etc. For a kid it was terrifying, I used to try calculate how long we'd have to get out of the blast zone if the sirens went off at the factory. Had nightmares nearly every night. Yeah, I was that kid. 3y
OSChamberlain Holy shit! Sorry you had to experience that! 3y
bookishkris @Lizpixie my fifth grade teacher read this out loud to us (1987-88 school year) and I remember being alternately terrified and fascinated. I've since discussed this experience and book with other people right around my age and we all agree that it was a formative experience. I was also a news junkie as a kid; my first real memory is watching the hostages come home from Iran when I was three. 3y
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littlelibrarian I really like this cover! 3y
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bookishkris
Z for Zachariah | Robert C. O'Brien

My fifth grade teacher read this out loud to us. At the time (1987-88) it was beyond scary, the idea of nuclear war. It's still scary, and, though dated, still relevant. And yet, despite the fact that it terrified me I ended up getting my own copy and read it a handful of times as a teenager. Any other 80's kids read this in school?

Witchy_Book_Dragon I read this in high school for English class. It still sticks with me to this day. Very haunting 4y
Sue Sure did - grade 8 for me and like @Lady-Erin said, it still sticks 30 year later. 4y
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Hugo
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Good story. Wish O'Brien could end it. It would have been a great book. It should have been a great book.