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Lily and the Octopus
Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
Combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, Lily and the Octopus is an epic adventure of the heart. When you sit down with Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride. The magic of this novel is in the read, and we dont want to spoil it by giving away too many details. We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you cant live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog. Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all. Remember the last book you told someone they had to read? Lily and the Octopus is the next one.
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EatSleepRead
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Audiobook pick:
I wasn't such a fan in the beginning, it just came across as bizarre and the main character wasn't my favorite.

However as the book progressed it became clear this is an amazing read. It tackles the subject of love and grief in such a relatable and raw manner. Laughter through tears. Elements of fantasy. Oof this one will definitely stick with me.

EatSleepRead I also might add this author penned The Guncle. Different vibe but same great writing. 6mo
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BookNerd9906
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Definitely not what I was expecting after reading Guncle, but I was pleasantly surprised. I cheered, I sobbed, and I held my aging pup a little tighter and a little longer.

wanderinglynn This book made me sob. 💜🐶 6mo
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Suet624
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Thought this would be an easy breezy read, like his other book The Guncle. If you have an older dog you may want to skip this one. It brought back all the emotions I felt when my dog Rosie grew old & passed away almost 15 years ago. Believe it or not, I carried Rosie‘s ashes with me when I moved from Vermont to California & back again a year later. She‘s still with me. This story is a journey & one that you know the author personally experienced.

Megabooks When this came out my dog, who has since passed, was 16. I skipped it. I‘m not sure I‘ll go back. 6mo
Suet624 @Megabooks you were smart to do so. And i‘m not sure you need to read it. It‘s okay but not great. 6mo
CBee I have a 14 year old dachshund - don‘t think I could do this one 🥺🙁 6mo
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LiteraryinLawrence My #lmpbc was thinking of this for this round, and I vetoed it because my cat had recently been diagnosed with cancer. No stories with vulnerable pets for me right now! 6mo
CampbellTaraL I went in completely unaware, just started reading without checking reviews or the cover blurb. Three years ago my dog had to be euthanized because of a rapid growing tumor that was causing seizures and paralysis. Many tears while reading this one. Unfortunately, I definitely understood the protagonist's pain. 6mo
Cathythoughts I have a very old dog , Harry ! I think I‘ll pass on this one so. ❤️ 6mo
LeahBergen Oh, look at the Lily of the Valley. ❤️ 6mo
Suet624 @CBee Nope. Don't do it. 6mo
Suet624 @LiteraryinLawrence It's really not a good one for you then. I'm sorry about your kitty. 6mo
Suet624 @CampbellTaraL I'm with you. I went through the same thing. So many similarities between the book and my experience. It brought all those memories back and made for a tough read. 6mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts Awww, Harry. I'm surprised I never checked to see what the book was about, but now that I think of it, I might have thought I'd be okay with the subject matter. I guess the author did a better job than I expected. 6mo
Suet624 @LeahBergen The lilac and the lily of the valley are my favorite flowers. Both their smell and their announcement of the arrival of spring and the gardening season make me very happy. 6mo
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CampbellTaraL
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An unexpected twist to the story right from the start, I finished with a sense of complete satisfaction. The protagonist is grating but as the story unfolds, you're able to understand why and appreciate the amount of growth that happens. Charming, irritating, confusing, and heart wrenching, the story has it all and delivers in a great way.

MyNamesParadise I listened to the audio of this and actor Michael Urie did such a brilliant job narrating it! 7mo
CampbellTaraL @MyNamesParadise No way! Augh, this is legit the first time I'm bummed I didn't go for the audiobook version first. Thanks for this, I'll add it to my "re-read next year" list that just popped into existence. ? 7mo
Suet624 You may have just inspired me to walk to the library. I see it‘s available. 7mo
CampbellTaraL @Suet624 Aaaaw! I hope you like it 💛🤗 7mo
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ErraticElle
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There aren't a lot of books that can make me cry, but Lily and the Octopus did it. There were definitely pieces of this book that read like a fever dream, but it has a lot of emotional content that I could definitely identify with. It hurts my heart just thinking about it. This is definitely a book that I will reread in the future and that may find itself bumped up to a 5-star with subsequent readings. Prep your heart for this one.

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TorieStorieS
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Oh my- though Rowley‘s debut has been on my TBR the longest, I‘ve enjoyed his two newer books & finally listened to it with high expectations- but was unprepared to cry quite so much. Having an older dog (he will be 14 this summer!), who has had a few scrapes with death- from illness to escaping a groomer in frigid temperatures & being missing for 4 long days- Ted‘s love for Lily really resonated with me. This delves into love & grief beautifully.

CaitZ The author will be doing a free zoom presentation with Honest Dog Books in Bayfield, WI on Monday, April 4 honestdogbooks.com/events 8mo
TorieStorieS @CaitZ Wow! Thanks for letting me know!! 8mo
Suet624 Fantastic photo. And yes, I worried for anyone reading this who had an older dog. 6mo
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TorieStorieS @Suet624 Thanks! I colored this using Tombow markers! And yes- I am actively trying to deny that my dog will be 14 later this summer! But he‘s mostly an Australian Cattle Dog which hold the record for the oldest dog- 29.5 years! So I am hoping that our dog will beat the record!!🤞🤞🤞 6mo
Suet624 29.5 years!!! That‘s amazing. I never knew that. 6mo
TorieStorieS @Suet624 I know!! The dog worked on a cattle ranch in Australia and when the rancher realized the dog was 20, they let him retire and live in the house - where he lived for another 9.5 years!! 6mo
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I‘m sure glad I knew upfront how this was going to end because I‘d have been a blubbering mess otherwise. I could feel Ted‘s love for Lily as I read the anguished path to the final days of his beloved dog. I loved how human Lily was and damn that Octopus.

TheBookHippie I loved this book. So many Kleenex. 9mo
Gissy I also loved this book. ❤️ 9mo
marleed @TheBookHippie @Gissy My dog-nephew was so well trained that she truly seemed like a person. Her ailing days lasted longer than my sister wanted because they just couldn‘t let her go - even after letting her have a piece of high-quality chocolate on what the thought was her final trip to the vet. It made this book feel so real to me, and I know similar thoughts must be the cases for so many readers. 9mo
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Cinfhen THIS BOOK 😭😭😭😭SOOOOOO good 9mo
Deblovestoread I‘m currently listening to this one. I‘m afraid this book and driving may not be a good mix. 9mo
IuliaC Love the photo 😍 9mo
marleed @Cinfhen It is! @Kdgordon88 Pull over now and save yourself! 9mo
marleed @IuliaC Thank you. I tried to give away the hundreds of beanie babies that I stood in many a long line to purchase with hopes that with the proof gone, the memory of those lines (even wrapping around blocks for the happy meal teenie beanie baby McDonald‘s drive thru purchase). But it seems I missed a pastel box of the buggers and I swear - they‘ve multiplied! 9mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, that‘s a beanie baby!!! My MOM was obsessed ( like scary OBSESSED) 😁I read a great book a few years back 9mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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A random assortment of choices, I'll tag them all below , please weigh in on what you'd like to read for our upcoming round @BennettBookworm @LiteraryinLawrence @shellleigh33 #LMPBC

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BennettBookworm Thanks for these exciting options! My choices would be among Attachments, Transcription, Harlem Shuffle, or Lily and the octopus 👍🏻 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence Great choices! My top 2 would be Transcription or Harlem Shuffle. I read Attachments several years ago and don‘t mind rereading it. I have been avoiding Lily and the Octopus even though I like that author because I don‘t do well with animal death stories. But if that‘s the overall favorite I‘m sure it‘ll be fine! 10mo
Kayla.Adriena @LiteraryinLawrence oh dang good call about Lily , i know what you mean. it's coming up on my sweet Lilah girl's anniversary of being gone a year now 😭 10mo
shellleigh33 My vote would be for Attachments or Lily and the Octopus 10mo
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fredthemoose
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I loved, loved, loved The Guncle so have been reading Steven Rowley‘s earlier work. This is a semi-fantastical novel about a man coming to terms with the impending loss of his beloved Dachshund, Lily. Parts were fun and endearing, other parts were too fantastical for me to really follow and engage. It also seemed a lot longer than it needed to be

Suet624 I basically agree with everything you‘ve said, but I‘m going to round up to a pick. 6mo
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Allthebookclubs
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Every pet parent should read this book! I enjoyed the point of view and the way it‘s written. “Be present in the moment.” I listened to it on Audible and the voice of Lily (and enthusiasm) was my favorite!! Book 24 in 2021

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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

Tear jerking story about a man and his dog who has developed an “octopus”, which may or may not be malignant. Loved the author‘s The Editor, but this one is more treacle-y and heavy handed.

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KarenUK
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#bookreport A really fun reading week!
- Lily was a tearjerker but also quirky, heartwarming & relatable as a dog owner
- Exciting Times filled the Rooney shaped hole in my heart
- The Heatwave is my 1st #ARC with NetGalley and what a way to start! Knew nothing going in, and loved this atmospheric and unsettling thriller.
- I love my oyster book, part love letter, part tasting note, part cookbook
-My in progress audio is for bookclub this week

Cinfhen You‘re right..... a REALLY GOOD reading week!!!! I bet the audio for Fleishman is GREAT 🎧so glad your first ARC was a winner 💓 2y
Cathythoughts Great week 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Centique It looks like you read some stars! I‘m interested in all of them now 😍 2y
KarenUK Fleishman is GREAT on audio.... and it is a totally different experience second time around, knowing what lies ahead. It‘s made me appreciate the sharp writing even more. @cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen Good to know in case my bookclub adds it!!! Big meeting coming up...the fall lineup is being decided 2y
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KarenUK
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#uglycrywarning
Whimsical and heartfelt, this is a very quirky, emotional and moving story about the bond between one man and his four-legged best friend. As full of magic as this novel is, the representation of their connection and the overwhelming love between Lily and Ted, is nothing but authentic. As a dog lover/owner this one resonated with me in a big way. A truly lovely read.
Thank you so much @Tex2Flo for lending me this little treasure.

katy4peas I don't know if I can handle a ugly-cry book. I might just have to read it through your review and love it from afar... I'm not good with emotional reads. 🙂 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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#thankfulthursday

The tagged book broke my heart! 💔

1. I had so many favorites! Jessie‘s Girl by Rick Springfield was the first one to come to mind. 🎶
2. That my family is still all happy and healthy. And my Comfort Heat heating pad/massager because my back has been acting up! 😊

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

Cosmos_Moon My stepbrother‘s name is Jesse, so I always think of him when I hear this song 🥰 2y
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Nikki_E
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Cupcake12 So true x 3y
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Erynecki
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I live with three cats and so although I‘m not a “dog person,” I do understand the incredible relationship people often have with their pets. Lily and the Octopus is a story of fierce love and the magic (and magical realism) about the intimacy of human-animal relationships. Kirkus wrote, “In his funny, ardent, and staunchly kooky way, Rowley expresses exactly what it‘s like to love a dog.” I was in tears at the end.

Cinfhen Great review and beautiful photo💚I ugly cried by the final few pages (edited) 3y
Erynecki @Cinfhen me too! 3y
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Meghan1
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Talk about ugly crying! What a beautiful story about a man‘s love for his dog.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 because the magical realism section took me out of the story a bit. This touching story of Ted and his dachshund companion, Lily was sweet and absolutely a good #tearjerker option for the February #readwithmrbook challenge. Watson was concerned for me and all the eye rain on my face.

Leftcoastzen So adorable!🐶 3y
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Gissy
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Book read for #ReadwithMrBook @MrBook during the month of February. Chanel, Mia an adopted dog, recently came to my life. Even though I'm not the guardian, I love her🐶❤️When I read this book, I was touched for the relationship Ted had with Lily, his dog😢Also, I liked Ted interactions with his therapist. However, there were repetitive parts and the magical realism chapter, I don't know, it didn't work for me. But in general I enjoyed it 3.65⭐️

Cinfhen Aside from that one chapter ( the boat) I LOVED this book!!! 3y
Gissy @Cinfhen I confess that there were tears 😢in those difficult moments to say goodbye☹️ 3y
Cinfhen Yes, I totally shed tears 😭 3y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I am not traveling this week so I'm going to try to get this tear-jerker read for #readwithmrbook . Watson is also staying nearby for when I need puppy cuddles.
#dogsoflitsy

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abookishbutterfly
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What do these three books have in common? I‘ll tell you! I used each one (and others not pictured here) in my most recent video as examples of stories that contain non-romantic love. If you‘re interested in checking that video out, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/lZ0nLusvFN4 What are some of your favorite examples of non-romantic love stories?

Butterfinger Added Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. What a clever concept of the book and your chosen genre. 3y
abookishbutterfly @Butterfinger I hope that you enjoy it! I love that book so much! 3y
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MyNamesParadise
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What a sweet and precious book about one man‘s love for his dachshund Lily!! This book will make you laugh and tear up, if not cry. Michael Urie did a phenomenal job with the narration & that‘s part of why I enjoyed it so much! Sometimes the stuff with the “octopus” got to be a bit much, but it would get back to Ted and Lily. Their bond is the driving force of this book.

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Nute
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What is the problem with me and this book? I really don‘t know, but what I thought was originally a kind of cute story, is...I CANNOT PUT MY FINGER ON WHAT ‘IT‘ IS! But there is a problem because the four of us are not grooving. Lily is alright, wonderful even, but Ted...ugh and to pull the Octopus under the agency of magical realism...UGH! There is something not working for me in this story.👇🏽

Nute Hmm...I love stories about animals and their humans, but this book needs to be Lily and her solo exploits and life examination...she is delightful!
Maybe there‘ll be insight at Book Club on Tuesday!
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Tamra I didn‘t particularly care for this one. 3y
Soubhiville It‘s a very strange book. I could see why it‘s not for everyone. 3y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders I found this book to have a very immature voice. I really didnt get on with it either. 3y
Victoria_Clyne I wasn't a big fan either. I agree with Penny_LiteraryHoraders. 3y
Reggie I think his imagination compensated for the fact that not only his dog dying and he is powerless against it but also he had that breakup. Just a rough couple of years. 3y
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BookNAround
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This is an #unpopularopinion for sure but this tale of a man‘s love for his aging pooch and his fight against the octopus of a tumor on her head didn‘t do it for me. Stylistic choices were annoying and the magical realism piece about 2/3 in made me almost give up in frustration. Even so, as a dog mama, I cried. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/10/review-lily-and-octopus-by-steven-rowle...

Prairiegirl_reading As a dog mama I‘m never reading this one! Or any book where the dog might die. I would never recover! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz I have yet to read this. You're not a fan of magical realism? 3y
BookNAround @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘m not a fan of magical realism nor of anthropomorphism so this wasn‘t going to be awesome for me for multiple reasons (not that I knew ahead of time since I had an ARC of the book). 3y
BookNAround @Prairiegirl_reading I do struggle with dog dying books, which means no matter how cute the cover, I almost never pick up a book with a dog on the cover. Cover dogs almost never survive through the end of the book. 3y
Prairiegirl_reading @BookNAround it was rare before I was a dog mama and now? Forget it! I‘m such a big baby!! 3y
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ReadingOver50
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I give this a 3 1/2 stars. The half star is because it made me cry at the end. Parts of this were very moving. I could have done without his dream/fantasy interludes. They made me think less of the narrator. But Lily is always a delight.

The octopus and it‘s personification didn‘t sit right with me. I heard this called “magical realism” and if that‘s what it is, I really don‘t like magical realism.

emilyhaldi This didn't sit quite right with me either 🤨 3y
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Victoria_Clyne
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Mehso-so

The story of a man fighting for his aging dog, the love of his life. I was with this book for most of the way but it lost be a bit when they were on the boat in the thunderstorm.

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Kayla.Adriena
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@BookNAround ! Thank You so much! 😍 Obsessed with the card! Thank you for the candy and the book off my TBR 👻 #HalloweenCardSwap

Bklover I LOVE sour patch kids! 3y
Kayla.Adriena Me too! 👻🎃 3y
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Joanne1
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I enjoyed it but not as much as I was hoping/expecting to. The whole part where they set sail to chase the octopus completely lost me.

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Joanne1
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My latest read and it‘s a bit of a tear jerker.

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Coincidentally I had seen an article on this very restaurant this morning (think it may have been in Bon Appetit magazine) and was thinking that it‘s been a year since I had a tiki cocktail, when I was in Phuket, Thailand.

Andra_library One of my all time favorites! 3y
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Stormborn1992
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📕 Lily and the Octopus....even though just typing out the title makes me want to cry! What a beautiful and tragic read!

🎬 The Art of Racing in the Rain, that is set to come out next month. I'm interested in anything with Milo Ventimiglia 😘

🎤 I can't come up with anything better than Who Let the Dogs Out!

Happy Monday! #manicmonday

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AmandaEve
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📚Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
🎬The Secret Life of Pets
🎶Hound Dog by Elvis Presley
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🐶🖤🐶 3y
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LadyCait84
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I had not known the topic of this book before I started, and that was a bad idea... lots of crying and hugging on my very confused dog, which I had not prepared either of us for in advance. But the story had lots of heart, even humor. #24in48

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AmandaEve
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1. My most recent 5 star. I ugly cried through this whole book 😭🐶
2. Puffy
3. Sunset
4. My practical side says to pay off my student loans, but my impulsive side would plan a lavish trip to Spain or Scotland.
5. Third grade. My teacher read Harry Potter to us and this is when I discovered my love for reading 📚
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Susanita Take me with you! 🇪🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 3y
wanderinglynn I cried through that book too. 😭❤️🐶 3y
AmandaEve @Susanita right, let‘s go! 😆one of these days I‘ll make a trip like this happen 💙 3y
AmandaEve @wanderinglynn right! Just thinking about it gets me a little emotional 🐶🧡 3y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Ughhh, this book was a tear jerker. It made me miss my dachshund, Cosgrove, so badly as he had an octopus of his own and had to be put down last year. Winston is now wondering why I'm snuggling him so much, but also not resisting the extra snuggles. ❤🐶😭

Scorpioseah I loved this book too. 3y
BooknerdsLife Awww so sorry about your dog 😔❤️🙏🏼 3y
Rachel.Rencher @BooknerdsLife Thank you ❤❤❤ 3y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Winston is like, "Mahm, why are you reading a sad book about a dog? You know you're going to cry hysterically."

I didn't know what this book was about, but I figured it out pretty quickly. I had to put my dachshund that I'd had for 13 years down a few months ago because of an inoperable tumor. I think this book is going to rip my heart out. ?? Winston is getting all the snuggles.

AmandaEve This book broke my heart! Had to put our dachshund down too a few years ago. Loved this book though, even though I ugly cried throughout the entire thing 😭my dog got all the cuddles when I was reading this 💕 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick First, I love Winston. Those ears & that expressive face are all I need to see to know I love him. Second, this book is at the top of one of my many TBR piles but the tears are why I haven't read it yet. I have a solo work trip in 2 weeks so maybe I'll bring this to read in my hotel room where no one can see me cry. 3y
Squidapus Might have to get this one for Squidapus 🤔 3y
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heyhaleyjames
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I can't get over how perfect she is. I hope you all enjoy my reading buddy as much as I do.

glitterkitty459 😍😍😍🐕 3y
TheSpineView Of course! Fur children make the best reading buddies! 💚🐾 3y
valeriegeary 😍😍😍🤗🤗🤗 oh my goodness!! I'm a little in love 3y
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Macnjen
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I loved this audiobook; the narrator is fantastic. Wonderful story about a relationship between a man, his personal growth and his dog. One random dream sequence was weird but overall it was a sweet story. Lily‘s “voice” cracked me up. Definitely some tears, but worth the time. #litsyAtoZ challenge @BookishMarginalia

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Macnjen
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Loving this so far, especially the narrator in Lily‘s voice! #litsyAtoZ challenge

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Macnjen
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Next #audiobook for #litsyAtoZ challenge.

Liatrek Oh I loved this audio❤️ 3y
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BooknerdsLife
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It's mid Mayso let's check the list of #MayScavengerHunt by @TheReadingMermaid
Finished this heartwarming one early May. A little weird & slow in the middle but that ending! Oh My Heart! ❤️
- with a dog in it ✅
- With a non human character ✅
- with a character dies ✅ (sorry didnt mean to give out any spoilers but yes 😭)
- by an author from a different country✅

An overall fun read, but in my opinion can do without the fishing part! 3.5/5 🌟

BeansPage Awe 😢 4y
BookHoarder32 Awe, love your little Grinch ❤️ 4y
BooknerdsLife @BookHoarder32 Thank you 😘😘 love the little guy 😆💚 he's me every morning LOL 4y
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid I know....😔😢 But it's also heartwarming 4y
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ErinC
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This was so good. I loved the narrator and I‘ll never look at my pups The same way again! The voice he uses for Lily is perfection. Rowley really hits a nerve with what it‘s like to truly love a doggo.

LiteraryinLawrence I just read his new book The Editor and I recommend it! 4y
ErinC @LiteraryinLititz my hold on it at library came in! Will be digging in soon! 4y
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Maude
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Well, that was quite different but I loved it ☺ I like it when I come across a book that's not like anything else I've read.

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BooknerdsLife
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#24B4Monday #readathon
And the 2nd book finished! 4hours last night and 1 hour 16mins this morning!
This book had me ugly crying during the last few chapters, despite the fact I knew what is coming and still! 😭 As long as you have a heart, you don't need to be a dog lover or pet owner to feel the love and lose in this story. A little odd at times, or when his dog seems to be able to talk but otherwise a heartwarming tale!
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mreads Nice picture 👍 I liked the book too, but I thought the boat section was bizarre. 4y
Andrew65 Doing well! 👏🙌 I need to read this! 4y
Clwojick This book! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 4y
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Felso
Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
Pickpick

This one hurts in so many levels, but oh so good!

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BooknerdsLife
Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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This is my #TBR pile with my favorite mug as the TBR jar 😆 So, besides bookmarks and Funko, I‘m also obsessed with mugs too, especially bookish ones 🤣& I know this pile looks a bit overwhelming but hopefully I can at least finish 2 of them?🤨 already started the tagged book and it‘s a fun read so far. Wish me luck! 😁
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BeansPage Good luck sweetness! I know you'll get through a big chunk of that! 🦸🦸🦸 4y
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid awww Thank you so much!! I‘ll try my best! & thank you so much for hosting so many fun games here 😘🙌🏼💖📚📚 4y
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon. Great book choices! And I love the mug. 😊👍 4y
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BooknerdsLife @Andrew65 Thank you so much! I‘m obsessed with bookish mugs 🤣 And thank you again for this readathon🙌🏼📚📚💖 4y
Traci1 Those are some good choices. Love the mug. ❤ 4y
abookishbutterfly I loved Lily and the Octopus! 4y
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Felso
Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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Current listening and reads.

Clwojick This book broke my damn heart, but I still loved it. ♥️ 4y
BooknerdsLife Oh I‘m buddy reading this one too! 4y
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Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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1. Naps!
2. Sunny days
3. Confidence - today I felt like I knew what I was doing
#grateful21

Eggs #3 hooray for self confidence 🤗🤗 4y
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