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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams
"IRRESISTIBLE!"--The Boston GlobeSeconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!"[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy".--Publishers Weekly
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eve
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“He was wrong to think he could now forget that the big, hard, oily, dirty, rainbow-hung Earth on which he lived was a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot lost in the unimaginable infinity of the Universe.” // fanart / fancast by RhymeWithRachel

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Pickpick

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is one of the most unique sci fi stories I have ever read as unlike most sci fi stories, it's not trying to tell a massive theme or being an idea of the future, it instead tells this bizarre and funny story that is sure to make you go “Wait what!”

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Attempt #2

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mindduckbooks
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One if my all time favourite books. It's one of the few that I actually like to re-read. It's wonderfully quirky, funny and clever at the same time.

Check out our discussion about it on my podcast Mind Duck Books: https://bit.ly/3EFHYMk

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DebbieGrillo
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For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons.

Ruthiella Exactly! 3mo
CarolynM 🤣 3mo
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peanutnine
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#SavvySettings Outer Space
There are so many great options for this one but had to go with a classic 👍🏻
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 💚💙🖤 4mo
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Booklover2
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🌟🌟🌟1/2 A crazy ride through the galaxy with some quirky folks from earth and other. It‘s absurd, silly, and brilliant in places. Marvin the android is my favorite hands down. There isn‘t any way to explain the book, just go with it, don‘t overthink it you‘ll have more fun. And don‘t forget your towel.

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Tristan.Urquhart
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A hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is a book about a survivor of earth's destruction's unwilling journey to discover outer space and the true purpose of our planet. Along the way he gets a guidebook to everything in the galaxy which gives the book its name.

If you like spacefaring science fiction novels or novels that explore humorous as well as philosophical topics, then you will adore this novel.

I give this novel a solid 9/10

Tristan.Urquhart A main theme in this book is the unknown, which appears in the novel as answers without question or questions without answers and how our humanity impedes us from understanding everything. 4mo
MissYaremcio Awesome work Tristan! Such a classic! 6/6 4mo
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Anna40
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Bonkers, silly and a lot of fun.

Billypar What a weird drawing of a hand👍😅 5mo
Anna40 @Billypar 😂 5mo
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Today's project. Reshelving these. Send help!

Andrew65 😍😍😍😍 6mo
Leftcoastzen 😳😱😃 6mo
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🤣🤣🤣

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Such a strange book. Just over 50% finished with it.

IamIamIam Loved these so much! I need to get back because I fell off the wagon somewhere near the end of So Long & Thanks For All the Fish! 😁 6mo
EvieBee Wow! What a creature. Loving your posts. 6mo
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Zoes_Human
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A forever favorite as read by the author. I found the Guide around age 11, and not only has it shaped my world view but has to continued to provide comfort and joy through the hardest of times.

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bcncookbookclub
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Recently traduced for the catalan,
this great sfy story that almost happens at the weekend and specially from where 42 effect started.

#catalanreading

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JoyBlue
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The middle-aged me is still every bit as delighted by this science fiction comedy as the teen me was shortly after its publication. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy

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heelsnglitter
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Finished "Hitchhiker's Guide" and it seemed like a good time for this short story.

#deweys24hourreadathon #deweysreadathon

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heelsnglitter
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#deweysreadathon Hours 1-3. I've been laying in bed, burrowed under the covers, listening to Stephen Fry's brilliant narration. It's a fun book to start with, but he just takes it to a whole other level.

#deweys24hourreadathon

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DinoMom
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Thank you @Roary47 and @Littlewolf1 for #roaringwolf September Sci-Fi month. This is the second book now that I finally got around to reading because of your challenge! Again like book 1984 this one has been on my shelf to read for many many years and just never have read it until now! This is for Warpspeed prompt.

Why did I take so long to read this book 📖 🤷🏻‍♀️

Roary47 I‘m so glad you had fun and enjoyed the challenge! 💛 9mo
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GondorGirl
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My Barnes and Noble recipe has the most perfectly nerdy total! I couldn't have managed this if I tried.

Aims42 🤯😆 Love this!! 9mo
Bookwomble It's a sign from Douglas Adams! 😄 9mo
Moonprismpower Oh man I just finished the Dirk Gently series. Only two seasons!!!! You seen it? 9mo
GondorGirl @Moonprismpower I haven't. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of that type of dry British humor, but Douglas Adams is my partner's very favorite author ever and he enjoyed the show. 9mo
Moonprismpower I didn‘t think I‘d enjoy it. My bf introduced me to it. But I turned out to really like it. But I get you. 9mo
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#falltreasures @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Day 14: published the year I was born
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...which makes this book 42!😋

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚🙌🏻📚🖤 10mo
Eggs 💚✨ 🖤 10mo
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RamsFan1963
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What can I say about this that hasn't been said many times before? If you've read it, you know what magic it contains, if you haven't, what are you waiting on? Wonderfully droll and witty, I read this the first time at 17, and now 41 years later (ugh), it remains as delightfully fun as the first time.
5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
1st book finished for #AnyWayYouReadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl
and #SuperSeptember readathon @Andrew65 @EadieB

wanderinglynn 🖤🖤🖤👍🏻🚀🪐 10mo
EadieB @RamsFan1963 Glad you enjoyed it! When I read it, I didn‘t understand all the jokes and language since it was British humor. I didn‘t enjoy it as much as you did! Dumb Yankee that I am! Oh well! Good day 1 reading! (edited) 10mo
Eggbeater Nice job! I have been wanting to read this for ages! 10mo
Pedrocamacho Are you going to read the sequels? 10mo
RamsFan1963 @Pedrocamacho Yes. I'm on the second one now, I have book 3 and 4 too. 10mo
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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unrewarded yellow sun.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Lucy_Anywhere One of my faves! The BBC did an adaptation of this in the 80s and it‘s as fantastically retro as you‘d expect it to be 10mo
The_Penniless_Author This is one of those first lines that makes me want to reread the entire book. 10mo
Zoes_Human I have obsessively read this series and listened to the radioshows and read the scripts for the shows and watched the TV series and even the movie for years. I even have 42 Anniversary editions of the books that I had to have imported from the UK. 10mo
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DPgirl
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Can't believe I've finally finished it!!

GondorGirl This is so beautiful! 10mo
DPgirl @GondorGirl thank you 😊 10mo
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Trashcanman "if the rules you followed brought you to this, what use were the rules?" C.M 10mo
charl08 Genius. 10mo
wanderinglynn Love Adams! 10mo
wanderinglynn @Trashcanman so true 👍🏻 10mo
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Sara_Planz
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New mask since Nevada effed it up and we are wearing masks again. Kicking it Douglas Adams style.

julesG 😍😁 11mo
DGRachel I think we‘re all going to end up under mask mandates again. 🙄 11mo
Bookboss I have that mask! The school I taught at was face-to-face last year, and I wore it on test days! 11mo
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Leftcoastzen Love your mask . Extremely sad that in most places not enough people vaxxed up ! 💉 11mo
CarolynM Love it😂 11mo
Trashcanman 🤗 10mo
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cdreincarnate
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After taking years to finally get around to reading this book, it‘s only OK, especially when you already know most of the jokes.

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bthegood
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I enjoyed tagged book (Hitchhikers Guide) - 4/5 stars - it was reminiscent of Monty Python type humor/observations which I love, one star off due to the joke/satire/observations going on too long - started to watch the movie - but had to give that a hard pass -
Met my #20in4 goals ( @Andrew65) and met my June goals for #BFC21 ( @wanderinglynn)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 Awesome! 12mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂😍 12mo
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bthegood
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Looking forward to finishing June by reaching #BFC21 goals - @wanderinglynn
Will work on finishing two books for #20in4 @Andrew65
Make a great day everyone.

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 great goals! And HHGTTG is one of my fave books. 👍🏻 12mo
bthegood @wanderinglynn thx and first time reading HHGTTG - loving it 😊 12mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 12mo
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Twainy
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🎧 I finished the Stephen Fry version early this morning and decided I still love it!! Arthur Dent & Ford Prefect are my kinda funny!! I bought the B&N exclusive hardcover awhile ago for my shelf & I love Stephen Fry‘s narration. The beginning when Dent is told the plans were on file for a month was my first laugh when the Earth was told those plans had been on file also. Quirky, funny, 42. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

peanutnine I love this book. I would love to reread it soon, maybe I'll try the audiobook this time 🙂 12mo
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Nebklvr
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Irreverent, fun and completely crazy. The audio by Stephen Fry is pure joy!

SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I'm usually not an audiobook person, but Fry is a perfect choice to narrate this! I may keep it in mind for my next long road trip. 12mo
Nebklvr @SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I am not usually a scifi person but this was wonderful! Enjoy! 12mo
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bthegood
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Thx for the tag @TheSpineView I tag @TheNeverendingTBR
#thinkpositivebepositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Happy Father's day to all Litsy dads!

TheSpineView You're welcome! 😘 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 12mo
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NikkiM5
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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

So excited for this 😬 #firstlinefridays

peanutnine Such a great book! 13mo
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maraguitarra
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Last-Minute-Readathon is off to a start with finishing this gem of a book! These are mine and my younger sister Abby‘s TBR stacks for this readathon. Douglas Adams writes the most brilliant nonsense I‘ve ever read in my entire life!

CarolynM ❤️ 13mo
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The narrators voice really irritated me on this audiobook so maybe why I didn‘t really enjoy it. I found parts of it quite funny but overall I just wasn‘t really into it and it‘s not my type of thing

5feet.of.fury I personally love that book!but a bad narrator can ruin an audiobook, that‘s for sure. 13mo
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LibrarianRyan
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Happy #TowelDay!

Ruthiella Back atcha! 😀 Love this series. 13mo
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DeeLew
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Happy Towel Day!

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Jovy
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Tackling my #MountTBR2021 goals and I can FINALLY say I get the “so long, and thanks for all the fish” references I hear from folks. This was hilarious and witty and Stephen Fry‘s narration knocked it out of the park! 🛸🛸🛸🛸

CarolynM 😂 13mo
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julesG
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Well, you asked for it @Oryx.

The kids wanted to know why I was chuckling, I showed them. Trust that my 11 y/o pointed out that this man isn't just wearing a "bacon scarf", he's also holding a "penis flower". ???

Fun for all ages.

GingerAntics 😂🤣😂 oh my god I love your 11 yo. 14mo
Oryx Thanks for sharing that particular gem of a picture 😂 14mo
catsuit_mango That's the new edition illustrated by Chris Riddell? We already have at least 5 editions (not counting the BBC show on vinyl) but I think I want that one too ;) 14mo
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julesG @catsuit_mango Yes, that's the new edition. Highly recommend it. And, I think it's my fourth edition of the 'trilogy'. 14mo
catsuit_mango @julesG so nice... We have never where illustrated by him... OK i might justify it as a gift to my partner ;) 14mo
julesG @catsuit_mango Neverwhere is also very good 14mo
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Whalien99
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4 stars

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rwmg
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I last read this in pre-LT days, so somewhere between 15 and 20 years ago. Even though much of it has become cultural touchstones, it still seems fresh and tremendously imaginative in both its SF and its humour. It deserves all the stars.

MayJasper I am very fond of this book. It gives you a whole new respect for towels. 1y
CarolynM ❤️ 1y
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rwmg
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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy lies a small un-regarded yellow sun.

Ruthiella Is this your first time reading this book? 1y
rwmg @Ruthiella 3rd I think. It's been a while so I decided to re-read it because there are so many references to it in 1y
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bookishbitch
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Today is Douglas Adam's birthday, one of my favorite authors. And for other fans who might not know, Eoin Colfer wrote a 6th book for the series called And Another Thing... I thought it was pretty good. Douglas also wrote for Dr. Who and you can find some of the stories in book form. I've re-read this series and probably will again.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I didn‘t love this the first time around, but recently saw it in an Audible sale, and the amazing Stephen Fry narrates, so it was time to try again! Fry really brings these oddball characters to life. The whole thing is so absurd and fun. What‘s the point of any of it? Idk. Maybe that in itself *is* the point? #dontpanic

So grateful for this reread! I understand the massive love now.

Aswenson There are several parts of this that I LOL‘d. Totally random stuff, but very clever and fun. 1y
Cinfhen Stephen Fry is a definite plus 🙌🏻💚not sure this one is for me, though! I get serious Dunce vibes 😜😜😜( not a good sign) 1y
britt_brooke @Aswenson So many funny one-liners! 1y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Trust me, it‘s definitely nothing like Dunces ... but probably still not up your alley. 😝 1y
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TheEllieMo
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Very very late to the #ThoughtprovokingThursday party!! I‘ve always loved this line. My second favourite quote is from the same book: “‘This must be Thursday,' said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. 'I never could get the hang of Thursdays.‘”

@BayouGirl85

BayouGirl85 Great one!! 1y
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I‘m forty-two today. I guess this is the year that I figure out life, the universe, and everything!

(I would settle for some calm. I don‘t even need the infinite majesty.)

Lovesbooks87 Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day! 🎂🎈🎉🎂🎈🎉 1y
Lcsmcat Happy birthday!🎈🎂🎁🎉 1y
BookishBelle Happy birthday!! 🥳🎉 1y
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Soubhiville Happy Birthday Daria! 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Happy birthday!!! 🎉❤️ 1y
ElleSkel Happy Birthday!🎁🎈🎂 1y
The_Penniless_Author Happy birthday! My 42nd will be toward the end of this year, and I've had Hitchhiker's Guide on my mind too! 🤣 1y
mcipher Happy Birthday! Here‘s to this being a year worthy of that age! 😆 1y
Laughterhp Happy birthday 🥳 1y
Jerdencon Happy Birthday 🎉🎊 1y
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎈🥳 1y
Susanita Woo hoo! Happy birthday!🎉🎁🎈 1y
CaitZ Happy Birthday!!🎉📚🎉🥳🎈 1y
xicanti Happy birthday! 1y
cozypunk Happy birthday!! And thanks for all the fish. 🐬 1y
Megabooks Happy birthday!!! 🎉🥳📚 1y
mavey Happy Birthday!🥳 1y
Read4life Happy birthday, Daria! 🥳🎁💙 1y
CBee Happy birthday, @Daria ♥️ You‘re catching up with me 😂 1y
readordierachel Happy birthday! 🎉 1y
dariazeoli Thank you, friends! 😊 1y
Amandajoy Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉📚🥳 (On a weird note, I just put in a to-go order and my number is 42 👽) 1y
DaveGreen7777 Happy Birthday, Daria! 🥳🎉🎁🎈🎂 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎉Happy Birthday!🎉 1y
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! Here‘s to the year you have the answer to everything 🎉😘🙌🎈🥳🎁 1y
sprainedbrain Happy birthday! 🥳 1y
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RosaS
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I did some #audioknitting while finishing this one! I liked the beginning of the book and it had some funny bits but overall it wasn‘t really my cup of tea. #translatedbooks

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aperfectmjk
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I finally read this! I'm so angry in myself for not having read it sooner. This is exactly the type of sci-fi I enjoy. All these years 42 has been my favorite number and to think it's the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything"!

#mustreadsof2021 #bookspinbingo - Library Loan #6 #JumpStart2021 - 1st in a series #LitsyAtoZ2021 (H) @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @Lizpixie @BookishMarginalia

Clwojick So glad you enjoyed it! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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