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The Girl With All The Gifts
The Girl With All The Gifts | M. R. Carey
NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSINGEvery morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class.When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh.Melanie is a very special girl. Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.'Original, thrilling and powerful' - GUARDIAN'Haunting, heartbreaking' - VOGUE'A great read that takes hold of you and doesn ?t let go' - John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN'Scary, tense and fast-paced . . . but with a heart-warming tenderness' - MARIE CLAIRE
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Lizpixie
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Day25 #Zombie I‘m not a huge fan of zombies, either onscreen or in fiction. I think this was the last zombie story I read, and that was more than 5yrs ago. It begins with a girl, kept in a cell & chained at all times & ends with the end of the world. I like the authors storytelling, I just don‘t like zombies!🧟‍♀️ #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts

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Rissa1
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I don't know if the book makes me sad or I am just having a sad day. I enjoyed the book but the ending was a lot. #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

5feet.of.fury One of my all time favorites! 1mo
Reggie I don‘t know why but I didn‘t like this book. Gave it to my dad who is a teacher and he loved it. 1mo
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Rissa1
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This was supposed to be my post about the week 3 #Scarathlon2022 word game, but I was so excited when my daughter asked to watch Scream with me (she hated scary movies). I loved every second of watching this with her!! #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! ☠ 1mo
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Rissa1
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@wanderinglynn I recieved my #HHS22 and I am sending mine out today.

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🖤🎃 1mo
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cwarnier
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#summerbookmarkswap @Pigpen_Reads
This is over the top amazing and I don't deserve it. Thank you so much.
My 2nd grade girls who are into the bookmarks stash enjoyed helping me open it.

Pigpen_Reads I'm so glad this one made it to you! I'm so sorry the other got lost in the mail!! 2mo
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DHill
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I almost never reread a book unless it was required for a college class, but the few that impacted me enough to reread on my own are
The Girl With All the Gifts
Station Eleven

#littenswanttoknow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

5feet.of.fury Girl With All The Gifts is so stunning. That‘s one of my favorites 3mo
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Christyco125
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#AlphabetGame #LetterG

“The truth is the truth, the only prize worth having. If you deny it, you‘re only showing that you‘re unworthy of it.”

Thanks for the tag @CaitZ

TheLudicReader I really loved this book. 4mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 141.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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jlowery999
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This book is substantially dark and not just because of what it is about (zombies), but because of the things it reveals about humans and the decisions they make. I wasn't on the edge of my seat but I was intrigued and thought the conclusion was great, albeit a gut punch.

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jlowery999

"...but you can't save people from the world. There's nowhere else to take them."

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LA_Mead
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1. Quiet zombie. 2. The Girl with all the gifts. 3. I think it would start quietly, with some kind of benign illness… #sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz 2 looks like an interesting book! Thank you for posting! 13mo
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rsteve388
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TheLudicReader
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Thanks for the tag @Moonprismpower
1. Vampires are hands down my favourite.
2. I always think people are the worst monsters by far, and the tagged book kinda proves it. Also, The Lesser Dead needs more love.
3. I am sure that all the monsters have been written, but how about some love for succubus or incubus?
@ozma.of.oz

Wanna play @DinoMom @ShelleyBooksie ?

Moonprismpower 🧟‍♀️👹😈🤡👻🤖👾🧛🏻‍♀️🧝‍♂️🧜🏻‍♀️🧞‍♂️🧚🏼 1y
Moonprismpower I struggled with this tagged book. I ended up reading most of it then sort of skipping through to the end. I both liked and disliked the teacher. 1y
ozma.of.oz Succubi and incubi would make for some fascinating stories! Thank you for posting! 1y
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Johanna414
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This was VERY different from the last book I read, but just as good in its own way. Unlike any zombie story I‘ve ever read or watched… my sister has been telling me to read it for years, and I‘m so glad I finally did!

LadyCait84 This one has really stayed with me…so thought-provoking! I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 1y
DebinHawaii One of my favorites! 1y
abookishbutterfly I loved this book so much! 1y
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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:

Jawbreaker-a book with a jaw dropping twist.

I don‘t read a ton of thrillers but this one definitely surprised me.

5feet.of.fury This is one of my favorite all time reads. The movie did it a lot of justice too. 1y
MidnightBookGirl This ending has got to be the best and possibly most realistic ending in any zombie fiction! 1y
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Michellesibs
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Melanie is ten years old and lives in a cell. Monday to Friday she is strapped into a wheelchair and is wheeled into class where she learns about Greek mythology, has story time and bonds with her classmates. Saturdays she is confined to her cell all day and Sundays she is strapped into her wheelchair for shower time and is fed grubs. This is Melanie's whole world.

I enjoyed this book so much, it gave me all the feels.

ShelleyBooksie This sounds good! 2y
Michellesibs @ShelleyBooksie It really was, it was such a surprise how much I enjoyed this one. 2y
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EKonrad
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A great entry in the zombie canon - well-paced and perfect ending! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Powered_By_Plants Glad you liked it, I loved this one too 😄 📖 2y
EKonrad @Powered_By_Plants Did you happen to read the second book in the series? Since it‘s not really a continuation of the first one, I wasn‘t sure whether to check it out or not. 2y
Powered_By_Plants No but I‘m sure it‘s on my TBR list, boy on the bridge . I probably will as I loved the authors writing. I remember getting to a chapter and wanting to read another, it was a quick read. Let me know if you do! 2y
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Smrloomis
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I thought this book was excellent but I don‘t know if I can handle the movie. And now I‘m wondering if I should read the second book...

abookishbutterfly The movie was decent, but I definitely preferred the book. I just didn‘t feel the movie had the same depth and Melanie wasn‘t developed in quite the same way, which was the thing that made her so easy to fall in love with in the book. I was dismayed by a few other changes as well. I‘ve yet to read The Boy on the Bridge but I will one day! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I thought the movie was awful! 2y
Smrloomis @Butterflyamore yeah I agree that Melanie was amazing and she‘s ultimately what kept me reading when it came to the characters. I‘m thinking of picking up book 2 soon if I can 🤞🏽 2y
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Smrloomis @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I‘m easily scared so I‘ll probably skip it. I don‘t really know if I could handle the hungries! 2y
Soubhiville I liked the movie. I also enjoyed 2y
Smrloomis @Soubhiville thanks, good to know! 😄 2y
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AFrostCauseReads
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I LOVED this book. It was so smart and well written, and peppered in Greek mythology stories and allusions *chefs kiss* 💋

I have yet to watch the movie, but I‘m a little afraid it won‘t live up to my expectations.

This is a MUST read for fans of zombies and science, and highly recommended for anyone else who just enjoys a well written story with such varying points of view.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved it too! One of my all time favorites. 2y
candority I haven't read the book yet, but that picture made me laugh! 😂 2y
NikkiM5 Oooo sounds good. Stacked 👍🏾 and great picture 😂 (edited) 2y
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Read-y_Picker
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Well, this just makes my night! Thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for the awesome #AllHallowsReadSwap box! Looking forward to reading this one for sure! And who could say no to a handful of bloody eyeballs, especially while racking up some last minute movie points for #scarathlon... PLUS I had a really spooky déjà vu feeling when I first handled the book ?

Thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this fun swap!! Happy Halloween ??

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! I'm glad you haven't read that one yet. Enjoy your treats. Happy Halloween! 👀 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Loved that book. 2y
LeahBergen Is that a skull bath bomb? 👍🏻 2y
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Blueberry
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Pickpick

Just finished this for movie/bookclub. The movie pretty much followed the storyline of the book but cut by half the content.

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SomedayAlmost
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Enjoyed this smart zombie movie featuring an excellent young actress (and Paddy Considine & Glenn Close) last night. The ending made me want to read the book for a fuller explanation, but it‘s a well acted, scary watch. #zombies #scarathalon #TeamHarkness @StayCurious #5points

Bookworm54 It‘s pretty close to the book overall, but the book is obviously (better) more in depth. I really enjoyed both :) 2y
MelAlgood One of my favorite books 2y
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Blueberry
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Currently reading.

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Blueberry
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🍂🍁 Our leaves don't change color until November.

🥧 Favorite fall food...Thanksgiving stuffing.

📗 TBR...The Girl With All the Gifts, Heroic Measures, Wow No Thank You.

Tag: @NataliePatalie

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ✨🍂🧡 2y
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Bookworm54
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So, I tried pretty hard with this collage 🤣
My #HalloweenAesthetic is kind of spooky, thriller, creepy vibe but also cosy and filled with Tim Burton characters? :p

#HalloweenStyle #HauntedHollowSwap

wanderinglynn YAS! Tim Burton! 👍🏻 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
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Sparklemn
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This book was a complete surprise to me. I think I picked it up as a daily deal from Audible and didn‘t take the time to review the plot before I dived in. Luckily I‘m a fan of dystopian novels! Can‘t wait to read the sequel.

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ChemistKat
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I watched the movie first, so my experience o with the book may be different than someone who didn‘t. I loved the book as much as the movie. It‘s a zombie tale, but it‘s so much more than a cliche zombie tale. M.R. Carey managed to layer complex thought provoking story into this zombie horror.

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booksavvyreviews
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What is your go to genre? Or better yet... go to trope?

#bookaddict #reader

Darklunarose It used to be PanR, but now I‘m reading a load of non fiction. 2y
booksavvyreviews @Darklunarose any type of non fiction? Or a particular subject? :) 2y
Darklunarose @booksavvyreviews it‘s circling between feminism, racism and new age right now. I‘m reading two books on Australian indigenous issues and one on paganism as I type. 2y
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booksavvyreviews @Darklunarose oh wonderful topics. :) 2y
Darklunarose @booksavvyreviews and really important ones...well the race one is very timely. 2y
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abookishbutterfly
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I really loved how much depth this story possessed and how unique it was, despite embracing certain tropes we‘ve all seen many times before. It was an unexpectedly touching tale with some hard-hitting, frightening ideas at play. The Girl With All the Gifts will stick with me for a long time.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3439941661

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mollyrotondo
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really liked the beginning and end of this book. It started off really strong and had me really intrigued and excited to learn more about the apocalyptic world of the book. But then it became a “road novel” which makes my eyes glaze over a lot of the time. But the end was worth the journey. And it‘s a quick read. This was my #bookspin book. Still need to read the doublespin book and then work through my bingo board!

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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Melanie is a very special girl. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don‘t like her. She jokes that she won‘t bite, but they don‘t laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children‘s cells.

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Powered_By_Plants
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Late night with this one!

Loved it!! Went in blind , had no idea it was a zombie apocalypse . Just one more chapter had to get to the end and what a shocker of an ending , wasn‘t expecting that.

It‘s a yes from me 😁

Readergrrl I loved this novel and it stuck with me for a long time. I have The Boy on the Bridge but I have yet to read it. Maybe that‘s next on my list! 3y
Powered_By_Plants @Readergrrl glad you liked it too, really wasn‘t expecting that ending. Ooh I hadn‘t realised there was another in the series ,thank you , will have to add that to my TBR pile. 3y
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Juliwyant
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Listening to this audio book so I can watch the Netflix show (personal rule: always read the book first). Liking it so far!! Creative take on zombies

Catherine_Willoughby Not with "JoJo rabbit (caging skies)" ? - the book was a complete no . The Movie took the best elements and turned it into a dark comedy of seriousness of WW2 and lost childhood 3y
runswithscissors007 I still think about this book. 3y
Juliwyant I‘m really enjoying it....but some aspects are distressing. I hope the show follows the book & doesnt mess up the story! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loved the book. Didn't care for the movie. (I always have to read the book first too.) 3y
Juliwyant Finished the book & watched the show today. As usual, liked the book much better. The show is good.....but they changed some things & omitted others. All relatively minor things but just not sure why the changes were necessary....., 3y
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KyrstinElizabeth

Melanie thinks: when your dreams come true, your true has moved. You‘ve already stopped being the person who had the dreams, so it feels more like a weird echo of something that already happened to you a long time ago.

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Kaila-ann
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Haven‘t read a lot of zombie books but this one was enjoyable. Good character development and a good storyline. The ending made me a little sad but overall still an enjoyable read.

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PagesByTheWater
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This was actually a great book and I really liked it. I loved the ending and the characters and how raw everything was.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#zombiebook

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MummaBear
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A short way in to this
I realised I had caught the end of the film at some point in the last few years. It‘s an engrossing story and it moves fluidly with pace and I found myself unable to put it down at times. The characters develop and evolve with the plot and it‘s a good poolside read - with some scary bits too 🤣

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MummaBear
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For too long I haven‘t made the time to read
anything other than my book club‘s 6-8 weekly choices. It‘s been wonderful to spend time recently reading physical books and with nearly two weeks left, I‘ve got through this pile and am now down to Kindle books for the remainder of my holiday. First choice is The Girl With All The Gifts, downloaded ages ago - good so far!

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Danni333
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Loved this book. Great beginning and setting up of the story and from around 100 pages in this story takes off like a freight train ! I surprised myself and absolutely loved it.

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SheilaChew
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I bought this months ago, but just started it yesterday. Oh wow is it good! It reminds me of The Walking Dead, but better.

Meaw_catlady Love love love this book! 3y
maich I love this one❤ 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This is a good one. But I don't recommend the movie. 3y
Nute I need to read this book. It gets a lot of good reviews. 3y
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Plaidsticks
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For a “non-zombie” person, my last finished book of the year was an other zombie book that I enjoyed. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #audiobook #morebookslessbullshit2019

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Marni
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Finished this right around midnight bringing my book total this year to 30. My goal had been 18 because last year Reading wasn‘t great so I wanted something doable. This is the most I‘ve read in a year in adulthood! Haven‘t decided what the goal will be for next year, want it attainable but also want to push myself. How do you pick your goal number?
#read2019

ShyBookOwl Congrats! 3y
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Marni
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Finishing 2019 listening to the end of an audiobook in bed while my 4 year old sleeps
#read2019
#happynewyear

sprainedbrain Sounds perfect! Happy New Year! 3y
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MotionChickness
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I didn‘t do it 👎🏻 I‘ll probably finish the tagged book by Tuesday and officially be halfway done.... but oof, what a year. I hope I find the time again next year to indulge in my favorite hobby.

And...I honestly blame Paul Tremblay 😂 I read Head Full of Ghosts at the end of 2018 and STRUGGLED to find a fix better than that read (I know there is better/equal...but it did something to me mentally.... It broke me 😭)

Reviewsbylola I‘m not going to make my goal either. Here‘s to a fresh start in 2020! 🥂 3y
Amiable Reading is the goal — the totals are not important! You done good. 👍🏼 3y
TrishB @Amiable exactly 👍🏻 relax and enjoy.? 3y
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MotionChickness @Amiable @TrishB @Reviewsbylola Thanks 😊😊 honestly just trying to get through my tbr in this lifetime and this number won‘t cut it 😂🤣 3y
Amiable @Stephuhhnieee Here‘s the stark reality: You will never reach the end of your TBR. Because as fast as you finish books off it there will always be new ones to take their place! So like @trishb says, just enjoy the ride —and the reading! 🙂 (edited) 3y
TrishB I don‘t even day dream about getting through my tbr! But love it anyway ❤️ 3y
RvnclawWhovian I had the same goal and will finish about the same as you. I had the opposite problem though lol. I started the Night Circus in December and didn‘t finish it until almost February, I really should have bailed. I was bummed about not reaching my goal but ya know what? Reading that much is still a great number. Like @Amiable said, reading is the goal. 3y
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Bran_Pap
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Really enjoyed this one! It‘s a very original take on the zombie genre, and really forces you to think morally and philosophically about the ramifications of the events. Manages to maintain a cinematic feel throughout, though. Overall 4/5, would definitely recommend!

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MotionChickness
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Hoping my email inbox doesn‘t pick up right as this plot line has🤞🏻

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MotionChickness
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I finally have a day to just (sort of) sit in a comfy chair and indulge in a book and a show. Unfortunately, it is because my little one has food poisoning... but she is finally asleep after a rough night; so my coffee, my book and I are on watch.

Life has been nuts with school and work, sicknesses and the holidays.... but I‘m thankful I can still log in here for a moment and see all of your wonderful posts ❤️ I miss you, Litsy!

DaveGreen7777 Sorry things have been so hectic lately! Hope you can get a little more relaxation in soon! 3y
BookNAround Food poisoning is terrible. Hope she feels better ASAP! 3y
MotionChickness @DaveGreen7777 Thank you!!! I appreciate it 😊 hope all is well with you! 3y
MotionChickness @BookNAround Thank you! She‘s hanging in there. Got (and is getting) some much needed sleep! 3y
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