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A Swiftly Tilting Planet
A Swiftly Tilting Planet | Madeleine L'Engle
In A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle, a companion to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door, fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything"--goes with him in spirit. Charles Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and his will as he is sent within four people from another time, there to search for a way to avert the tragedy threatening them all.
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Darklunarose
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Mehso-so

Admittedly this has been the hardest book in the series to read so far. I think having the characters so much older then in the first two books put me off a fair bit to be honest. Especially with Meg now married and oregnant.

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMar19 Day 2: #rhyme and space, clime and blue. This book, alongside the whole Wrinkle in Time quintet, shall always hold a special place in my heart.

lynneamch Likewise. Beautiful choice. 🌎 4mo
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Aseleener
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The best way to spend a snow day Saturday. ❤ #catsoflitsy

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bookishbitch
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My new Christmas ornament. I was going to call him Gaudior but then realized he didn't have the wings.

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Ke633
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Finished this one tonight. I love this series!

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DarcysMom
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Darcy also gave it 5 stars - she has been talking about bits of the story since she got up this morning. #raisingareader

JennyM The beauty of reading with your kids. I love it x 13mo
cathysaid As a former teacher, I observed that as a society we underestimate kids quite often! 13mo
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CSeydel
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“Anger is not bitterness. Bitterness can go on eating at a man‘s heart and mind forever. Anger spends itself in its own time.”

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BarbaraJean
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Pickpick

This was another re-read via audiobook for me, and I found that I remembered very little of this one, either! Apparently of the three, only Wrinkle in Time really stayed with me. I liked this one a lot more than Wind in the Door, although the “kything” interludes felt a bit forced. I did really enjoy following the storyline as it traveled through each historical period. Still—Wrinkle in Time remains the superior book as far as this trilogy goes!

Arcana I know I read all three of these books as a preteen, but the only one I remember is A Wrinkle in Time. I‘m really not sure why this is, but there are too many books in my TBR pile to be rereading books that left no impression. 13mo
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BarbaraJean
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You know it‘s Monday when you arrive at work having allllllmost finished your audiobook, but not quite. Now I have to find a 15-minute task I can do while listening... because I can‘t just leave that 15 minutes till the end of the day!

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CSeydel
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Listening to this one now. I do find Madeleine L‘Engle so irritating in places because she‘s clearly enamored of the *idea* of science, without bothering too much about what doing science really looks like. Nobody wins a Nobel Prize by puttering around in their garage. Nobody cooks their dinner over the Bunsen burner in the garage-laboratory — it would contaminate the experiment and the dinner. Plus it would take forever.

saresmoore Hahaha! Excellent points. These are things I didn‘t think about when reading, except maybe to the point of, “Wow, the parents in this book are really disorganized and kind of oblivious.” 14mo
CSeydel @saresmoore I‘m prepared to acknowledge that I‘m taking it way too literally. L‘Engle is considerably more fanciful than I am, and that‘s not a bad thing. 14mo
BarbaraJean 😂I just started a re-read of this today, and was pondering the whole stew-on-the-Bunsen-burner thing—mainly wondering if it would even work! I‘m not particularly sciency myself, so I don‘t find myself bothered by those parts, but I wonder if that‘s also because there‘s a healthy dose of fantasy/supernatural woven throughout the rest of the story. I just recategorize it all as fantasy! 14mo
CSeydel @BarbaraJean I‘m pretty sure it wouldn‘t be very practical! You have the right idea about considering it fantasy. I‘m going to keep going, I just had to vent ☺️ 14mo
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BarbaraJean
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This library hold auto-checked out to me last night... guess I‘d better get cracking on the last few hours of my current Agatha Christie audiobook! I really enjoyed Jennifer Ehle‘s narration on A Wind in the Door—looking forward to revisiting this one in audio form as well.

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Andrea313
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TK-421 Beautiful ❤️ 14mo
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Erin7
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Haven‘t done one of these in awhile.

1.Winter...time too humid in the summers where I live.
2.Both, but I have a bad habit of over obligating to book club reads☺️.
3.Definitely print. I love the feel of holding a book, it‘s a more relaxing reading experience on my eyes, and I like enjoying filling the shelves with books I love.

@SilversReviews

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. 1y
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BarbaraJean
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1. Every 3-4 weeks (unless Hoopla/Overdrive/Libby count—then: multiple times weekly!)
2. The Library of Alexandria before it burned! Or THIS: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/welsh-library-stay-in-glads... 😍
3. Two audiobooks: tagged + Poirot Investigates
4. Can‘t remember! I had cards at two libraries from maybe age 4. One in the English village where we lived & one on the AFB where my dad worked.
#TrivialThursday

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JosieG
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Mehso-so

Definitely not my favorite book so far. It was oddly written from more grown-up perspectives but still in the same overall tone as the first two books and for the same audience. It was a bit jarring to read at times. However, by the end of the book, I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know how things would work out, so that was nice at least.

readinginthedark Yeah, this one was a bit strange. And then she backtracks again in the next one!🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
JosieG @readinginthedark How strange! I am really enjoying the series, but they definitely get strange as they progress through. Was the 5th one better? 1y
readinginthedark Even with the backtracking in time, I like 4 a bit better than 3. I‘m in the middle of the 5th one now, and I‘m honestly not sure what will happen. I think I‘ll always like the 1st one best in this series. 1y
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DarcysMom
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JanJan
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Slow progress for my first readathon! #25in5

CrowCAH I‘m at the same time! 😉 1y
Andrew65 😊👍 1y
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TieDyeDude
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The blurb for Swiftly Tilting Planet started with "Charles Wallace and a unicorn," and that's as far as I got. Time to take a break from juvenile books...
Excited to read my newest library borrow, Heart Berries!

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JosieG
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So much turkey! She has mentioned turkey dinners in every book so far. Now I want a turkey dinner...

GripLitGrl 😄😄 1y
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Ekkross
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Bailedbailed

I bailed. It just doesn‘t hold up in adulthood the way I wanted it to.

DrexEdit 🙁 1y
Ekkross @DrexEdit I know. Bums me out 1y
TieDyeDude I had planned to read the whole series, but I didn't even try with this one after I read there was a unicorn involved. Just seemed like too much. I may try again in the future. 1y
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Meeko93
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Pickpick

This is the third book in the series and was my favorite so far! I loved the stories of all of the ancestors and how it all came together.

TheAnitaAlvarez I had a bone to pick with the location of Branzillo, because it‘s said that it‘s in Patagonia and for some reason, described as warm/tropical. I grew up around Patagonia and it made zero sense to me 😂 1y
Meeko93 @TheAnitaAlvarez honestly I've never heard of Patagonia so I'm not sure 😂 but I'm glad to hear that from your point of view. 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Meeko93 it‘s in the South of Argentina and Chile, reaching Antartica, so it‘s rather cold most of the year 😂 1y
Meeko93 @TheAnitaAlvarez oh that's really funny haha and they were all saying that Matthew would have done better there cause it's warm. 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Meeko93 yup, when I read I was like “warm? Really?” My town is not quite in Patagonia (it‘s a bit to the north on the Chilean side), but it‘s cold most of the year and it rains a lot 1y
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makaylabw
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Pickpick

I have to say I rather enjoyed this third book in the series. I‘m still lost in this cosmic universe, but this story was particularly captivating. And Guadior the unicorn was a great character! Can‘t wait to see what happens in book four! 4/5 ⭐️

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makaylabw
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Unicorns find it embarrassing to be thanked. Please desist. 😂🦄

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yoyo1331
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Day 4 of #riotgrams Purple books. Not a popular book color, turns out! @bookriot

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ThePurpleSponge
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"Unicorns find it embarrassing to be thanked. Please desist."

Fun fact ?

RadicalReader @ThePurpleSponge so glad I found your page thanks to @MrBook mentioning you on a post of a meeting they had and you recognized them by their Litsy names 😂😂 ADORABLE SOCIAL MEDIA BUTTERFLY YOU ARE 1y
MrBook @RadicalReader 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 1y
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brennahawleycraig
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Pickpick

Totally loves both these books. I never read the whole Time Quintet as a kid, but I‘m loving the fantasy/science/faith/family themes in the books. And Two Girls Down was totally intriguing. Kitty is exhausted from supporting reading all weekend. #catsoflitsy #timequintet #botm

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GraveyardNeko
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I 🖤 the flow of these chapters!

TheAnitaAlvarez I liked this book, but the portrayal of a non-existent Patagonian country as warm struck me as odd. I grew up in that area and it‘s everything but hot 1y
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Ekkross
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"They had put up with her all through her prickly adolescence, and she still did not feel very grown up."

#relatable #adultingsucks

JosieG That cover is spectacular! ❤ 1y
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bookworm.krizia
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bookworm.krizia
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Pickpick

❤️❤️❤️

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bookishbitch
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Pickpick

This was a re-read for me. It's been at least 30 years since the first time so there were parts I did not remember. Ironicly it is a story about attempting to change things to avoid war due to a power crazy world leader. Sadly timely. I fell in love with Gaudior (the unicorn) all over again. Now that I have read all 5 books of the series I do still think this one is my favorite.

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bookishbitch
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"I've never been sent to your planet before. It's considered a hardship assignment."

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bookishbitch
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My after dinner treats. #reread

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AllenTStClair
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Moving on the the third in the Time Quintet.

carrceli Need to re-read these. It's been too long. 2y
AllenTStClair It's been since middle school for me, so I've been on a reread mission this year. 2y
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Lmstraubie
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Although A Wrinkle in Time was published in 1960 these next two were #publishedinthe70s 1973 & 1978 #jubilantjuly @RealLifeReading

readinginthedark I need to read the second one! 2y
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booksandsympathy
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Playing catch up with my #junebookbugs The House of Spirits is a book that's been on my tbr for a while. I need to read it. A Swiftly Tilting Planet is a book I accidentally stole from the library when I was 13. We were moving half-way across the country and the book accidentally ended up in a box. Oops! #setinthesouthernhemisphere #aplanetinthetitle

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GinEyre22
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#junebookbugs Day 28 : planet in the title
@RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Sweet cover 2y
Lidia I love this book ❤️ 2y
booksandsympathy I accidently stole this book from a library when I was younger 2y
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Lmstraubie
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A series that rivals HP in my world. #aplanetinthetitle #junebookbugs @RealLifeReading

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leslieisreading
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GinEyre22
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#aprilbookshowers Day 15: Good book, bad cover

Fish with faces are never a good idea

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Was going to disagree, but no, you're right. Those fish do tip the balance into bad. 2y
BooksForYears Not even a unicorn emerging from an egg can redeem those fish heads! 🦄 2y
JenFowler Those fish could generate nightmares. 😣 2y
MayJasper Insipid and strange 2y
booksandsympathy Oh man! I've never seen this cover. Lol. That's pretty bad. 2y
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bookishbitch
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I read this as a teen and chose it simply because of the cover, not realizing it was the 3rd in a series. This is my daughters copy with a different cover but still awesome just the same. I remember loving it back then. I still have one more to read to finish the whole series. Then I'm adding this to my re-read pile.

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leslieisreading
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My first non-Gilbert Blythe #literarycrush that I can remember (because let's be real, Gilbert is my number one, but I wanted to think a little more out of the box) was Charles Wallace. Not the little kid version from A Wrinkle In Time, but the teenage version from A Swiftly Tilting Planet. Was it because of the lustrous flowing golden locks on the cover of the edition I owned as a 12 year old (and still own today)? Maybe. #feistyfeb

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saresmoore
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For reasons I probably can't explain, these are a handful of my #MostReread books. Most of these are newer editions because my former copies were purchased on a student budget or in childhood and then loved to near death! Anyone else have any of these as favorites?

#FeistyFeb

Desha Yes...a few! My all time fave is Anna Karenina! ❤️ Beautiful stack! 😍📚 2y
saresmoore @Desha Thank you! Yes, Anna Karenina is wonderful. It's the one I find myself going back to often, in bits and pieces. 2y
Desha @saresmoore I know...War in Peace is coming up hopefully soon...after I finish Infinite Jest lol 😜☺️😍📚 I also love everything by Madeleine L'Engle...have you read her Crosswicks Journals series yet?? Awesome reflections on her personal life and thoughts!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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BekahB I've had The Screwtape Letters on my TBR for years! 2y
saresmoore @Desha I haven't read them, but they are all on my Amazon wishlist! Infinite Jest is massive, but I admire you for tackling it and I'm enjoying the insights everyone is sharing. 2y
RealLifeReading Oh yes! I've reread Pride and Prejudice many times! 2y
BookishJess I've been planning to reread The Screwtape Letters for a while. It's been a long time since I first read it. 2y
saresmoore @BekahB It is my favorite of his, probably tied with A Grief Observed. 2y
saresmoore @RealLifeReading It's a great one! I like having the complete novels together and reading a bit of whatever strikes my fancy. :) 2y
saresmoore @jessreadsbooks Every time I read it, I have a new "Aha!" moment. It's pretty timeless in its own way. 2y
Laura317 I just finished the Screwtape Letters. I loved it enough to order a copy for myself. 2y
Hobbinol I love the still life pic! 2y
BookishTrish I have so much love for The Taming f the Shrew 2y
saresmoore @Laura317 Isn't it insightful? I appreciate the clever perspective. 2y
saresmoore @Hobbinol Thank you! ❤I'm going to need to come up with more creative ways to photograph stacks of books. 🤔 2y
saresmoore @BookishTrish It's definitely my favorite Shakespeare; I think I really connected with the story as a teenager and it's held a special place in my heart ever since! 2y
LeahBergen What a lovely pic! 😍 2y
Eyelit Great photo! Nice collection of books 😍 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen @Eyelit Thank you! 😘 2y
DGRachel ❤️ The Taming of the Shrew!! 2y
saresmoore @DGRachel After I set it out, I decided it was probably time for yet another reread! 2y
EvieBee You BFG edition has an awesome spine! What does the cover look like? (edited) 2y
saresmoore @EvieBee84 It's a lovely burnt orange hardcover with a linen texture; the front features one of Blake's original drawings and simple gold text, all debossed. It's a gorgeous edition that my youngest bought for my oldest daughter for Christmas! 2y
Suet624 Gorgeous photo! 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 Thank you! 💗 2y
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Karen_V
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Visiting my old friends Meg & Charles Wallace this evening.

readinginthedark I love that cover! 1y
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leslieisreading
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The only #multiplecopies I own. I bought the larger version of the L'Engle at a used bookstore even though I already owned the smaller one because I just loved the cover so much. And I got the Lizzie Bennet Diaries version of Pride and Prejudice from that webseries' Kickstarter (although I didn't end up much liking the cover they came up with). #seasonsreadings2016

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Lidia
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For today's #FunFridayPhoto I picked this sequel to the famous "A wrinkle in time". This was my first #timetravel book and it fascinated me. I specially liked this rune, it was like a mantra to me back in high school.

saresmoore I actually remember waking up and thinking about this book in middle school. It haunted my thoughts and dreams in the best way! 3y
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Redjewel_7734
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Pickpick

This is my 2nd favorite book of this series. I love the concept of the Might-of-Beens & the ripple effects of small things throughout history. The Welsh-Indian narrative throughout time is intriguing & I love Mom O'Keefe's backstory, as heartbreaking as it is. Finally, in this reading, the lesson Charles Wallace had to learn of not trying to control everything really resonated with me.

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howjessreads
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Pickpick

I love this book so much! Wrapped up book FOUR of my readathon, and I think I might get a smidge of another book read before bed!

Krissajeldy Wow! Four books is awesome! 3y
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howjessreads
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Trying to decide what to pick for my last #readathon title!

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Pandyfish
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Going away for 2 weeks w/ no electronics (including music) and ONLY THESE BOOKS!!!! Ahhhhhh!!! Wish me luck! 📖😬

StaceyKondla I envy you! Sounds like a dream vacation 😊 3y
LiteraryinLititz Deciding what books to bring is one of my favorite parts of planning for a vacation. :) Looks like you picked a great stack! 3y
ReadingOver50 I think you need to bring more books 😄 3y
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quirkyreader I agree with reading. You need more books. If you run out hope and pray that someone is selling them nearby. 3y
Bookwonk Looks like some classics. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise because you will actually read them! 3y
Kitty Good luck 3y
MrBook Nice stack! 3y
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