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The Unseen World: A Novel
The Unseen World: A Novel | Liz Moore
A heartbreaking and moving story about a daughters quest to discover the truth about her fathers hidden past. Ada Sibelius is raised by David, a single father and head of a computer science lab in Boston. Homeschooled, she accompanies her loving father brilliant, eccentric, socially ineptto work every day. By twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that Davids mind begins to falter and his mysterious past comes into question. When her father moves into a nursing home, Ada is taken in by one of Davids colleagues. She embarks on a mission to uncover her fathers secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. Eventually, Ada pioneers a type of software that enables her to make contact with her past and to reconcile the man she thought she knew with the truth. Praised for her ability to create quirky and unforgettable characters, Liz Moore has written a piercing story of a daughters quest to restore the legacy of the father she desperately loves.
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Lauren.Archer
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This might have been the most perfect book I have ever read. This had just about every element that you could thing of. I found myself taking a long time to read this one, as I wanted to savor this on. This is going to go down as one of my favorite books ever.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - stacked! 7mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Just looked at reviews on Goodreads—it pretty much blew everyone away, so it goes on the list! Thanks!! 7mo
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Lauren.Archer
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This book was selected by Book Riot‘s TBR. They last few books have been spot on so have extremely high hopes.

Libby1 I loved her book Heft so I‘m adding this immediately to my TBR. I hope you‘ll enjoy it. 8mo
8little_paws I've heard this is really good 8mo
Becker It was a good book for me. (edited) 8mo
Christine Loved this one! 8mo
JennyM This was a great read for me - fingers crossed you enjoy it 🤞 8mo
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A homeschooled 12yo‘s brilliant father is diagnosed with Alzheimer‘s and leaves her a puzzle that he anticipates will take years to solve, and I won‘t give away anything else.

I‘m not even sure what to write because I‘m stunned.

I suppose length/slow early-middle to middle keep it from greater popularity, but it‘s powerfully and thoughtfully written and as a side note educates on America‘s embarrassing failures to the lgbtq community.5⭐️

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BookNAround
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Who is David Sibelius? His daughter Ada? This novel about the intersection of identity and technology is a thoughtful and intelligent exploration into what it means to learn, to be human, and to wonder. Puzzles abound. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2018/12/review-unseen-world-by-liz-moore.html

SamHeartCoffee *Totally* up my alley! 11mo
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Guys this book is really, really good.

JennyM I LOVED this one - enjoy 😊 12mo
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mrozzz
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Mehso-so

Though I enjoyed the thorough histories of each character, going back in time as far as the 1920s before launching forward again to pick up the story in the 80s & again into the 2000s, the ending felt FAR too easy after the hours I invested learning the truth of Ada's father's life. I was disappointed and I didn't buy it. Won‘t reveal anything plot related, but I think it was just Ada‘s rather dull POV that let me down. I kept waiting for... more.

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ReadingRuby
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Only good things to say about this book!

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Gramworth
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Here‘s our book club pick for October. I had never heard of it, but it ended up being one of the best books I‘ve read this year.

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Expandingbookshelf
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Trying to cram enough caffeine into my face so I can solve this book‘s mystery before work 🤣

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clconn17
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I‘m not sure what to say about this one. I enjoyed it, but didn‘t love it. I liked the first half much more than the 2nd.

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Lauren890
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The blurb I read said this is about a girl‘s search for information about her father, so I wasn‘t sure it‘d be my cup of tea. Wow was I wrong! Usually when a story bounces back and forth in time and place I like some sections more than others, but I loved all parts of this book. I felt invested in the characters and couldn‘t believe how much I read in one sitting. Definitely one of my favorites so far this year! ❤️

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Beachesnbooks
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April reading wrap-up! This month I read 7 physical books, 1 audiobook, 1 ebook, and did a re-read of ACOMAF, for a total of 10 books. I actually had a record of three 5⭐️reads this month: The Unseen World by Liz Moore, I Crawl Through It by A. S. King, and On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder all got 5⭐️. I know, I can't believe it either! Runner-up faves this month were The Gracekeepers (4.25⭐️) and The Cruel Prince (4⭐️). #readingresolutions @Jess7

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Kimbono
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Another 5 star read for me. I am on a roll this year. Uh-oh, hope I didn't just jinx myself!

Joanne1 I'm having the opposite trouble this year but I think (hope!) it's turning around. 2y
Kimbono @Joanne1 I see that you're reading Tell the Wolves I'm Home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2y
Joanne1 @Kimbono I'm loving it so far. 2y
Joanne1 @Kimbono oh boy, this book!! My reading slump officially over but it may take me some time to recover!! 2y
Kimbono @Joanne1 I finished it over two weeks ago and still think about it frequently. Best book I've read in awhile ❤️ 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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I loved this book. There's a lot of buildup, and then the last 150 pages or so are just incredible. It's about Ada, raised by a brilliant computer scientist father who begins to lose his memory as Ada begins to realize that she doesn't know him as well as she thought she did. It's about love and flawed relationships and AI and I highly recommend it.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I loved it too! I STILL think about that very last part!! 2y
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Hazel0303
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What a book! This is my first 5 star rating of 2018. Such an emotional story, with the most amazing main character whose strength is awe inspiring. I cannot say enough nice things and am so sad that it is over because I don‘t want to leave this world. This was such a surprise and I mean that in a good way.

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Hazel0303
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Finally turned the corner and am so engrossed. My heart is breaking for Ada. I just want to wrap her up in a hug and tell her it will be alright.

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Hazel0303
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19% in and wow is this going to be a slow burn. I‘m pushing through though because so many people rave about this and I have nothing else to read before my library holds come in.

Thoughts?? 💭

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Hazel0303
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Sorry I haven‘t posted on here in forever - no one probably even remembers who I am at this point. Having time to read and post has been challenging with the baby, but I‘m going to try and be better! I miss Litsy!

So am about 50 pages into this and not sure what to think. It reminds me of the goldfinch a little. Side note: the person the cover is Liz from GH. It just has to be.

sprainedbrain Welcome back! 😃 2y
mrozzz 👋🏻🙂 2y
JennyM I loved this book, so I‘m on team ‘don‘t bail yet‘ x 2y
Hazel0303 Thanks @sprainedbrain @mrozzz and I appreciate the encouragement @jennym 2y
Reviewsbylola Babies definitely throw a wrench in things. 😂 In the best way, of course!! 2y
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buecherwurm
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Thanks so much for this book @tricours! It has been such a fitting choice. I loved the unexpected turns the story took and how the issue of Alzheimer was addressed. The characters felt very lifely and I enjoyed how they changed over the years.

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Audrey
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I don't know what I was expecting but I loved this. It's heartbreaking and a book that one just falls into. I loved the eccentric relationship between Ada and her father, David Sibelius, as well as her neighbors, the Listons. Secrets and science are all intertwined in this well done novel.

L_auren One of my favorites ☺️ 2y
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Tamra
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Ok, not great. Not super intrigued by the mystery and AI isn‘t typically a gripping storyline for me.

[DELETED] 3803335244 I just had a so-so read too! I‘m hoping both of us read a 5 star next! ❤️ 2y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy 👍🏾 2y
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Serenity_Within86
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Ashley_Morgan
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Alright 2018, I see you. Not a bad start🥂🛁🔆

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buecherwurm
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Omg, thank you so much @tricours ! I'm overwhelmed! I love the books you chose and your presents are perfect. The size of the socks is just perfect and I love their colour and pattern. I think I haven't been such excited about a present since I were little!

#secretsantagoespostal
@Avanders @MrBook @BookBabe

LeahBergen I LOVE the socks! 😮😮 2y
MrBook Oooh! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
scripturient The socks! 😍 And yes, that‘s what I love about these swaps. It‘s like Xmas as a kid again. ❤️ 2y
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TrishB Lovely ❤️ 2y
tricours Yay, I‘m glad you liked it 🤗 2y
Avanders 😍😍 2y
buecherwurm @tricours I'm reading right now and trying the sweets you send. We don't have this sweets in germany and I don't speak norwegian so I can only guess whats inside before opening it! It's so much fun and I love to try those different tastes! 2y
tricours It‘s actually a Swedish box I think! My boyfriend‘s brother, who works as a Santa at Swedish and Norwegian shopping malls this time of year, brought it to me and I thought it would be perfect since it gives a taste of many classic Swedish treats! 2y
buecherwurm @tricours oh🙈 I'll admit that I'm not particulary good at languages🙈 I love it anyway😍 2y
tricours I‘m not sure myself! If there‘s öä in the text it‘s Swedish, if it‘s æø it‘s Norwegian. I just assumed it was Swedish because I saw it had Zoo and Bilar ❤️ (Bilar may be an acquired taste) 2y
buecherwurm @tricours I checked it. There are a lot of ö and ä and å😂 Unfortunately i found the “Näringdinnehåll“ and they are very similar to german (Fett=Fett, Kolhydrat=Kohlenhydrate)😂😂😂 2y
AmandaL I love the socks! 2y
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Serenity_Within86
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I have way too many books checked out of the library for one person haha.

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tif
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Just finished this one. Was not what I was expecting but an enjoyable book nonetheless. This was a book club book that I missed when my son was sick so I'm glad to have added it to this year's read list.

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Jason_Roland
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Massive library book sale last night! Grabbed some good ones.

ReadingEnvy Have you already read Salvage the Bones? I didn't know the other Ward you got. And is this the book sale you sort for? 2y
Jason_Roland @ReadingEnvy I have not read Salvage The Bones yet, and I did not know about her other book either and bought it purely because she wrote it. This is not the one I sort for, this is the Richland county library booksale. All donated books, no ex-library, and they only hold it 4 times per year. Those four days are some of my favorites. They hold it in a old, decommissioned library. Maybe 4000 square foot. Best sale that I attend hands down! 2y
Tamra I read Through the Black Spruce and enjoyed it. Very place centered as I recall. 2y
Irenadawn ❤️❤️❤️ This is a fantastic book haul ! Four times a year is four times for me to visit ! 🤪🎈 2y
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alisonrose
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Oh my God. I love this book so much. What a beautiful, poignant, gripping story, so well told, so real. Really like the author's choice to tell the story from Ada's perspective, at her age, with her abilities. She's a bright and precocious child, but still a child, raised so far from the rest of the world, with so much kept from her, but she confronts it in ways that ring true. My heart broke at times, but was also buoyed. New fave for sure 5/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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They seemed to her like birds in flight, like starlings, changing direction with such collective unspoken force that it seemed as if they shared a central root system, a pine barren joined together invisibly beneath the earth.

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alisonrose
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This book is doing a number on my 💔

KikiLovesBooks I love this book! I just gave my copy to one of my book group friends! It was an amazing read that came out of nowhere... 2y
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alisonrose
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Instead she turned, finally, and walked in the opposite direction. Her head was down, like David's head. From above, they would have looked like mirror images of one another, one larger, one smaller: a Rorschach test; a paper snowflake, unfolded; two noblemen pacing away from one another in preparation for a duel.

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alisonrose
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If a machine can convincingly imitate humanity--can persuade a human being of its kinship--then what makes it inhuman? What, after all, is human thought but a series of electrical impulses?

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alisonrose
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Will it live up to the hype? #nowreading

Hoopiefoot It did for me! 2y
alisonrose @Hoopiefoot I'm 50 pages in and loving it already! 2y
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MarticaMustRead
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Although slow to draw me in, I'm so glad I stuck it out!🎧
A beautifully crafted & bittersweet story of young Ada & her solving of the mysteries of her father, David, & the reasons behind his keping the truth from her even as his own world deteriorated day by day.
Part coming-of-age / part mystery story, this memorable tale of family, loyalty, & identity surprised me with it's lingering effects & unexpected ending. A lovely story & listen! 💓

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HardcoverHarlot
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Have you ever gotten near the end of an amazing, life-changing book and consider slowing down/stopping for a bit, just to prolong the awesomeness you're experiencing? This book is making me feel things. I love it so much.

JennyM I loved it, too. 2y
TrishB Sounds intriguing. 2y
L_auren That's how I felt about it ♥️ 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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I feel bad because this book has great reviews, but I was so bored with it. It was so hard to get through. I couldn't keep the characters straight and the time jumps made it even worse. This just wasn't for me at all.

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MarticaMustRead
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🤓💙📖❤📚💡👓🛏💚📚 #BooksInBed #EveningReading #BookishThings #ForTheLoveOfBooks #BookwormProblems

Our dreamland resides between the pages..... happy evening reading fellow Littens!!
🌜🌠📖💙

Jinjer I love this!!! 2y
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MarticaMustRead
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🎧📖👂🤓🍤🇯🇵🍣😋 #CurrentListen #BooksWithDinner

About to enjoy this beautiful sushi special while listening to my current audio book.

I almost hate to eat it, it's so beautiful!
But I will. 😏

hermyknee What a lovely evening!!! 2y
SpeculativeFemale I'm green with envy. 2y
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BeckaroniAndCheese
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It's stupid muggy and hot in San Diego this week. Without air conditioning, most of us don't know how to deal with "real" summer weather. My goal today is not to sweat my ankles off, and hopefully find a cool place to read after work and other errands.

Alfoster I hear you! Sitting 1 foot from my fan!😳😳😳 2y
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booknerdbobbie
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Saturday night reading while kids play. Excited to dig into this book!
#weekendreading #fiction #booklove #lizmoore #btat17

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Wellreadtraveler
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This book was pretty lengthy and in the begging I wasn't sure I'd finish it. Once I got past the beginning and really into the plot, I actually liked it!

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Yournewfriendsams
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People LOVE this book but I'm struggling not to snooze on page 47. I will persist but really hope it picks up!

The #surprisesignature is fun though!!

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Christine
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I loved this. The writing, characters, bittersweet tone, and Boston neighborhood/academia/computer science setting all completely drew me in. My only (non-)complaint is that I wanted to spend more time with most of the characters and delve more deeply into most periods of the families' history. Bonus points for how the multiple meanings of the title were clearly stated - I almost always love this, even when done cheesily (which it was not here).

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mtns_of_books
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Read this last week and can't stop thinking about it. This is a book that would be for anyone. Has a little bit of everything.

#unseenworld #lizmoore #bookish

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kerry
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Smart, heartfelt, captivating, thoughtful, philosophical. Moore's novel is set alternatively in Boston in the 1980s and San Fransisco in the early 2000s, and traces the coming of age of Ada Sibelius, daughter of a brilliant mathematician, analyst, and secret-keeper. With AI, cryptoanalysis, code breaking, 80s culture, and a unique father-daughter relationship, The Unseen World is excellent, excellent, excellent.

BornReadChicago I've never seen that cover! Great book 👍 2y
kerry The paperback just came out a week or two ago! @BornReadChicago 2y
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kerry
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Treating myself to a new book and a fancy cocktail after an excellent but loooong day. I'm facilitating a two-day learning intensive for young professionals new to my field, and it's super rewarding and super exhausting; my introverted self needed some alone time with a book and a bar. #amreading #booksandbooze

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BarbaraJean
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I finished this while #audiocleaning over the weekend--because when I had just under 2 hours of audiobook left, I certainly wasn't going to wait until Monday's commute to finish the story! And it was worth it--what a well-crafted book. The question of David's history was engaging, but Ada's inner life was even more so. Such a richly drawn character. This was a #blameitonLitsy. 😊

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BarbaraJean
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My current audio read has a lovely introverted main character... nicely aligning with #introverting for today's #maybookflowers.

I wish I could do more introverting today myself... but my husband and I are heading out for a late lunch with friends in a couple hours, followed by an extended game night. Which is fun, but decidedly not introvert-y.

Megabooks Lovely book! 3y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook My dream for when my kids are much older is to have game nights again, sigh. And to be have my own Scrabble partners right in my house 😊 3y
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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I can only sum up this book with one word...WOW!
Loved everything about this book-the tech, the family saga, the mystery and the futuristic elements. Kudos to Liz Moore!

cpreja This is next on my list...sounds so good! 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I loved it too!! So good. Loved that super clever ending. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @cpreja Enjoy! @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Yes!! One of my fave reads of the year, thus far! 3y
MicheleinPhilly YES! My favorite read of 2017 thus far! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @MicheleinPhilly and Liz Moore is from your town!!! I think this book was brilliantly written and so well thought out!! (edited) 3y
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