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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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Landslide
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Day 1: #7covers7days #covercrush

7 days, 7 cover, no explanations. Tag a friend!

Calling anyone who wants to join!

@silentrequiem

gossamerchild I LOVE this edition-amazing! 4w
julesG 😍😍😍😍 4w
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TheEllieMo
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Don‘t #Panic, you can be sure I‘ll bring out one of my favourite books ever with the merest hint of encouragement!

#RedRoseSeptember
@Cinfhen
@arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan Excellent 😂 1mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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The Hitchhiker‘s Guide To The Galaxy is perfect if you‘re in need of a laugh, as I was when I read it. I‘m not sure I‘d read it again, I didn‘t love it that much, but I‘m glad I did. It made me think a lot about how sci-fi is often maligned, and how varied the genre can actually be, unbeknownst to the readers that look down their noses at it. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-douglas-...

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TheEllieMo
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Thanks for the tag @RvnclawWhovian

1. I have a house full of books waiting to be read 🤷‍♀️😂

2. Tagged. I love it so much.

3. It‘s in 4 figures. Let‘s just leave it there and move on.....

4. Britain by the Book by Oliver Tearle. Loved it 4 ⭐️ out of 5

5. Shout out to some new followers @rajithr @gimmeabook @BilboBookends

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

AkashaVampie My TBR is in the 4 digits also. I just checked and goodreads said 8666. Haha 2mo
TheEllieMo @AkashaVampie thank you, now I don‘t feel quite so bad, or alone!! 2mo
AkashaVampie @TheEllieMo ur welcome sweetie. Haha 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗🌺 2mo
gimmeabook Thanks for the shoutout! 2mo
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TheEllieMo
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TheEllieMo
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#HappyHour by the Housemartins. I remember this song playing during Freshers‘ Week, when I started a Bath Uni. Hugely popular song, the nightclub DJ was asked to play it again and again, until he refused to do so until the students calmed down😂. And the full HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy, a trilogy in 4 parts, was first published in that same year.

#AyUpAugust
@Cinfhen
@squirrelbrain

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing that fun memory with us😊 2mo
squirrelbrain Great memory! ❤️ 2mo
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BookishBelle
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Started this one with my bf on audio on the way home today. This is also my first audible book. Any pointers would be appreciated!

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wideeyedreader
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An amazing #adventure awaits in this book! #letstravelaugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚✨⭐️ 2mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read this but I‘d like to see what all the hype is about! 2mo
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Booktastic
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I guess Marvin has a case of the Mondays too 🥴

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AstroBunny
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A right of passage for this young geek girl. I read it years ago. And recently enjoyed it again through Audible. A true classic.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#AyUpAugust #MardyBum

Marvin the paranoid android always cracks me up! 🤖🚀🤖

@squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

squirrelbrain Good one! 🤖 😁 2mo
Cinfhen Great graphics!! 2mo
LCooper86 This just reminds me I need to find the time to read Hitchhikers Guide again. 2mo
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Birdsong28
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Soubhiville Yay! I‘ll get my towel! 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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#SmallBlueThings makes me thing of the Hooloovoo, super-intelligent shades of the colour blue

#LilithJuly
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK Clever! 👏👏👏 3mo
Cinfhen #SmartyPants 😜💙‼️ 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Always listen to your mother‘s #Advice, you never know when it may be useful!

#QuotsyJuly2019 @TK-421

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BooknerdsLife
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#ColorMePretty #CMYK 💗💙💛🖤
Not too sure about this one, most of my books are either black or white😆 Lucky when I look over at my #TBR books pile and there they are! I‘m going to start the tagged book next since it‘s one of my birthday present
I‘ll tag the 3rd book title in the comment in case your curiosity is dying to know but your eyes can‘t see due to the silly lemon 🍋 colour😆
#newbook #bookhaul #scifi #funko #bibliophile #AussieReader

BooknerdsLife The 3rd book title is 3mo
Freespirit I haven't read that Daphne de Maurier! 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 @BooknerdsLife, I‘m glad you tagged it because I was like, “Oh, I can read that. THE GREAT GOD FAN. God fan? What‘s a god fan? Oh, PAAAANNNN. That makes much more sense.” 😂 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Lady_Tigana_20 Hahahaaa 😂🤣🤣 I can‘t stop laughing reading your comment!!!! Glad I could help 😆👏🏼 ...apparently this God Pan didn‘t get many good reviews 🙈 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Freespirit The synopsis sounds intriguing & unlike her other books! I‘m excited about it ☺️ 3mo
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Gina
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Ummmm... BAHAHAHAHA

julesG 😱😁 3mo
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reading_rainbow
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DONT PANIC🐬 temporary abandoned my other book to start this series , in dire need for some comedy ✨🌌

•Review• Probably the smartest book i‘ve ever read, loved it and can‘t wait to start the next one. i love Ford Prefect so much and the Heart of Gold ship with the Improbability Drive, it was so funny, recommend!

ImperfectCJ This is one of my favorites! It's been years since I last read it...might be time for a re-read! Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
reading_rainbow @ImperfectCJ absolutely one of my favorites i immediately bought a copy and sent it to my sister, brilliant:) 4mo
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bookish6
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Week 11: A book set in space
Read: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Love this movie and they followed the book so well.

ju.ca.no I love movie amd book😍 4mo
sudi Love this cover 💚 4mo
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jackilynn
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Talk about another trip down memory lane. I remember really enjoying this when I 1st read it back in high school. I listened to the audio this time (read by Stephen Fry 👍) and while I still enjoyed it immensely I would have to say I definitely have a greater appreciation for & understanding of it now as an adult.

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Jazinator
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Book #36: Continuing on my "I'm going to read some "funner" books on this list" trend, I dove into my first outright humorous book. Prior to this I was not much accustomed to "British humor", having not watched much of British comedy shows or movies before. But afterwards I became a convert. I thought this book was absolutely hilarious, and...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2005/03/the-306-greatest-books-36-hitchhikers.html

#100greatestbooks

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jackilynn
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One of my all time favorite characters! I have always loved this guy.

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Samreamer
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Who doesn‘t love this book. Such a FUN read! If you haven‘t read it, do yourself a favor and make it happen. Even my fiction-hating husband loved it! 🎵 So long, thanks for all the fish. 🎵

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wanderinglynn
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Finished HHGTTG audiobook last night. One of my faves, but 1st time on audio. But while I normally like Stephen Fry, I wasn‘t crazy about his narration, mainly because I will always hear Marvin‘s voice as Alan Rickman & Zaphod as Sam Rockwell. 💜 This was audiobook 5/6 for the #BookFitnessChallenge

I started the Bear & the Nightingale audiobook this morning, read by Kathleen Gati, who so far is a fabulous narrator.

bewareofwords That‘s fantastic! I love HHGTTG to death haha. You‘re doing great! 👏🏽 4mo
mabell I had the same experience! I listened to Hitchhikers after I loved the movie, and even though the narration was great, I missed their voices. 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 4mo
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BeckyLeJ
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Tiny and I are starting a new book today!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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catsuit_mango
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Also talked to a total stranger just because they were reading a book I love or just looking at a book I love in a bookshop ;)
#bookwormbingo

rather_be_reading 👏👏 4mo
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MayaB1226 Hello, fellow Trillian! 😁 5mo
IamIamIam Totally unexpected, I got Ford!! My husband thought we'd both end up with Marvin. 😂😂😂 5mo
vivastory @IamIamIam Same here! 😂 5mo
umbrellagirl @IamIamIam I also thought I might get Marvin. 5mo
umbrellagirl @MayaB1226 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 5mo
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Krisjericho
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Yesterday was towel day! Take this fun quiz to see which character you are. I‘m Trillian. https://bookriot.com/2019/05/25/quiz-which-hitchhikers-guide-character-are-you/

CocoReads I got Ford. 5mo
cobwebmoth I got Marvin. 5mo
wanderinglynn I got Ford too! 5mo
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wanderinglynn @cobwebmoth 😂😂😂 5mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 I got Trillian too 😝 (edited) 5mo
OrangeMooseReads I got Trillian as well LOL 5mo
CarolynM I'm another Trillian🙂 5mo
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Dragon
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Thanks @Joriebooks thanks for the link to this fun quiz. Of course I‘m Arthur Dent 😂. Now, where‘s my towel ! 🐟💫🚀🛰

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Joriebooks
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In honor of Towel Day yesterday(5/25), here is a quiz from Bookriot. I got Trillion. Who will you get?

https://bookriot.com/2019/05/25/quiz-which-hitchhikers-guide-character-are-you/

Erofan It's fun! 😁 I'm Ford Prefect!) 5mo
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ErikaB
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Sadly, the realization that I could have carried my towel around in this didn‘t hit until after I got home. It also would have matched my shirt. Oh well, already planning for next year! (Bag from @outofprint) #towelday

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ErikaB
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Honestly, the thought that I could have been any “Hitchhiker” character other than Marvin was ridiculous. I‘m the depressed, pessimistic robot or I‘m nothing. Book Riot knows me too well. Happy Towel Day 2019! #towelday

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MayaB1226
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Happy Towel Day! I was inspired to draw this after seeing @wanderinglynn ‘s post, but I‘ve been a big fan of Hitchhiker‘s Guide since I was twelve and I knew I had to commemorate this day somehow! Note the towel at Ford‘s back as he drags Arthur off to some crazy new adventure! #towelday #hitchhikersguide #hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy #douglasadams

wanderinglynn Awesome! Happy Towel Day! 🙌🏻 5mo
BooknerdsLife Lovely drawing 😍😍 Love the movie but haven‘t read the books yet 😅 5mo
GondorGirl I really hope you continue posting book drawings! They're lovely and I'd love to see more. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 5mo
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Heideschrampf
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Happy #towelday! ➡️4️⃣2️⃣⬅️

DeeLew One of my all time favorite books!! 5mo
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“A towel it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”

I‘ve got my towel. Now if I just had a copy of the guide, a Babel fish, and a Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matic, I‘d be ready to go! #hhgttg #towelday

bewareofwords Love this book. 😂 5mo
wanderinglynn @bewareofwords Me too! That‘s why I have multiple copies, including the e-book! 😂 5mo
Dragon Don‘t Panic! Happy Towel Day! 🐠 5mo
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MayaB1226 I forgot it was Towel Day today! Thank you for reminding me. My whole family are big fans of the Hitchhiker‘s Guide! 5mo
Avidreader25 Love your towel! 5mo
wanderinglynn @Dragon You‘re one hoopy frood! 🙌🏻 5mo
wanderinglynn @MayaB1226 🙌🏻 my pleasure! 5mo
wanderinglynn @Avidreader25 Thanks! I got it from Think Geek several years ago. 5mo
Dragon 😀👍🐉 5mo
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AthenaWins
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A man travels through space complaining about his home being destroyed.

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WhitePawBooks
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A sci-fi classic, this book has the right balance of adventure and tongue in cheek dry humor to keep you entertained for the duration of the book. A great go-to when life is throwing a lot at you all at once and you're feeling overwhelmed.

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TheEllieMo
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1. Tagged

2. I rejoined my local running club. I‘d forgotten how welcoming they were.

3. Italian, because pasta!

4. 2, one on each side of the family.

5. Hi to new followers @krf1101 @Sic_Corneille @Wolverine551

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

wanderinglynn Love the HHGTTG! 👍🏻💚 5mo
TheLibrarian I'm with you on the Italian food! 5mo
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Lizpixie
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1. One of the funniest books I‘ve ever read. #TeamMarvin🤖
2. BookMail!📦
3. I can‘t answer this. I have a lot of stomach issues so there‘s not one style of food that I could live on really. I do love Chinese & Thai but I also love Italian. And a good steak🥩.
4. Yep. 23 I think.🤔
5. @Robothugs @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm 💖💖💖

#FriYayIntro

Cinfhen Thanks for thinking of me 😘😘😘 5mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen you‘re always in my thoughts lovely!😘♥️ 5mo
Cinfhen Awww; thanks #MySistaFromAnotherMista 😊💋 5mo
wanderinglynn #TeamMarvin! 🙌🏻❤️ 5mo
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Bookwomble
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Pickpick

Mostly amusing.

CarolynM 😂👍 5mo
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Bookwomble
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“I only know as much about myself as my mind can work out under its current conditions. And its current conditions are not good.”

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Bookwomble
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The President in particular is very much a figurehead — he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it...

Bookwomble ... On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox* is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had — he has already spent two of his ten presidential years in prison for fraud.

[*Zaphod Beebletrump 😄]
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk And yet somehow Zaphod is still more qualified and professional... 5mo
saresmoore Ahahaha! Excellent! And depressing, because I‘m echoing @TobeyTheScavengerMonk ‘s observation... 5mo
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Bookwomble @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @saresmoore Trump's probably more similar to a Vogon, come to think of it. 5mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @bookwomble Yeah, but they‘re better at writing poetry. 5mo
Bookwomble @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Ahh, maybe Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England wasn't the creator of the very worst poetry, after all 😅 5mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Skyrimir I have this set too! I love the covers. 5mo
MayaB1226 This set is beautiful! I love the letters of “ADAMS” on each of the spines. 5mo
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wanderinglynn
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#mysterymessageswap
1. Yes, I‘m good with any genre except horror.
2. Douglas Adams
3. No, I lean toward eclectic, so I‘m good with weird & creative.
4. BTVS, all things Gaiman (that‘s a fandom, right?), Sherlock
5. No triggers, but I have a hard time reading horror.
6. Sweet (dark chocolate)
7. As long as its not so much to obscure the text
8. Yep
9. Yep
10. Enamel pins, magnets, miniature books, foreign coins

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CocoReads
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Reread, because book group is tonight. I‘ve read it approximately 42 times before (see what I did there?). It‘s fine, utterly ridiculous but fun. My camera doesn‘t appear to be working, so here‘s a pic of my dogs instead.

Tamra 💚 6mo
AmyG What a sweet picture! 6mo
tammysue Cute photo 💚 6mo
stacybmartin Sweet pups! 🐶💙 6mo
tracey38 So sweet! 💜 6mo
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CocoReads
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Much better read during lunch than pregnancy and lactation drug labeling regulations. 🤣🤣

Eggbeater 😂 6mo
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Which Great American Read Are You? This was my result! 😁

wanderinglynn HHGTTG! 🙌🏻 That‘s an awesome result. 6mo
vumblereads @wanderinglynn lol and I‘ve never read the book 😱 6mo
wanderinglynn Say it ain‘t so! 😮That‘s one of my favorite books! 6mo
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paulfrankspencer Is it American? 6mo
vumblereads @wanderinglynn I know I have this thing about reading popular books. I tend to save all of them for my long weekends, but then the pile just keeps getting bigger. I need to start reading HHGTTG. 6mo
vumblereads @paulfrankspencer I‘m not sure but I think the Great American Read is a list of America‘s well loved novels. 6mo
wanderinglynn @paulfrankspencer Is what American? Great American Reads? Yes, GAR was a PBS TV show last year to look at 100 of the best-loved books in America. I wrote a blog post about it & the list if you‘re interested: http://wanderinglynn.com/2018/04/20/the-great-american-read-book-bingo-challenge... (edited) 6mo
paulfrankspencer @wanderinglynn Hitchhiker's Guide. Just not sure that counts as American. I suppose it was included in the PBS show, though. 6mo
wanderinglynn @paulfrankspencer The books weren‘t necessarily written by American authors. It was just about which books Americans like to read. 6mo
Sungirl79 That‘s what I got too! 6mo
Godpants I got A Game of Thrones, LOL! 6mo
vumblereads @godpants no way!!!! I‘m jealous lol 6mo
Dragon Awesome result! Grab your towel 🚀 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I got the same!!! Thanks for posting the link! 6mo
vumblereads @JanuarieTimewalker13 you are welcome! 6mo
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LokiDokey
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Day 22 of #SpringIntoReading
My #OutofThisWorld pick is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I love this series ♥️
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

rretzler 💕 6mo
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nafisa_18
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@wanderinglynn tagged me so thanks!I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do if I'm tagged so just doing the tag I guess? 😅
1. I like to believe I relate to Liesel Meminger
2.Nesta from the ACOTAR series. I did not like her character one bit
3. Theatre Corner
4.Tagging everyone who was nice enough to welcome me and show me around
@Crazeedi @UwannaPublishme @sudi @jenniferajanes @SW-T @Chelleo @RaimeyGallant @BethM @BookwormAHN @DarcysMom @Eggs

BethM 😘 Great choice for #2! 6mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the tag! This is a hard one for me! Glad you're part of litsy, always ask if you dont understand something, everyone is so great at helping each other 6mo
SW-T 😊😊😊 6mo
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sudi Awww, Thank You for Tagging me 😊😘💖 6mo
DarcysMom Thanks for the tag! This is a challenging one. 🙃 6mo
nafisa_18 @BethM Ikr xD 6mo
nafisa_18 @Crazeedi Yes really loving atmosphere.And speaking of help,I was wondering if Litsy allows to chat? 6mo
nafisa_18 @SW-T ^__^ 6mo
nafisa_18 @sudi ❤️😀 6mo
nafisa_18 @DarcysMom Yeah it was fun 6mo
RaimeyGallant *waves* 6mo
UwannaPublishme How sweet you are! 😘❤️ 6mo
nafisa_18 @RaimeyGallant *waves back with a grin* 6mo
wanderinglynn 😀👍🏻 Great answers! How to play these games: screen shot the image to use on your post. Then also use the hashtag (which will also be in the image) - for this one it was #wonderouswednesday. And also tag whomever created the game (which is also normally on the image) - for this one it was @eggs. ☺️ 6mo
nafisa_18 @wanderinglynn I see.I was really confused tbh.And only later on tagged @Eggs sorry about that 😅 Thanks for letting me know! ^__^ 6mo
wanderinglynn No worries! You‘ll get the hang of it. 😉👍🏻 6mo
Eggs Thanks for playing ❣️❣️no worries🤗🤗 6mo
SW-T You‘ll get the hang of things over time. You‘ll see the term Littens used for Litsy users, so just relax and remember you‘re a Litten now. Pretty laid back, friendly, helpful group of book lovers 📚📚📚📚📚📚 6mo
Crazeedi @nafisa_18 there is no chat 6mo
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