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A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!Meet Ove. Hes a curmudgeonthe kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesnt walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Oves mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrews Last Stand, Fredrik Backmans novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. If there was an award for Most Charming Book of the Year, this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down (Booklist, starred review).
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mickeymousefan1974
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Just started reading this!!!

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rather_be_reading
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Book lunch. AC is broke in our office on a 93° day so I needed a smoothie!

DaveGreen7777 Yikes, sorry about the broken AC! 🥵 Try to stay cool! 😎 1d
TheSpineView Horrible! Stay cool! 1d
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rather_be_reading
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Book 133 of 2019
#tbr

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thewallflower0707
A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

I could not help myself I re-read this book only a month after I read it for the first time! I just love it so much. Now I‘m starting Britt-Marie was here, also by Backman.

#AManCalledOve #reread

rwmg Have you read My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises (I think the US translation had a different title)? Britt Marie is a sort of sequel to it. 6d
thewallflower0707 Is it necessary to read that book My Grandmother... first? 5d
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yvo_about_books
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Just finished making these mochaccino pies!! 😋☕🥧❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🙌🏻 2w
TheLibrarian Yum!! 2w
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yvo_about_books
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Hello beautiful!! 😍 I finally watched the Swedish movie adaptation of A Man Called Ove last night, and today I decided to pospone all blog obligations, put my current reads on hold and pick up my copy of A Man Called Ove for a long overdue reread instead. ❤ I'm so excited to be meeting favorite character Ove again and I can't wait to compare the original story to the movie afterwards while memories are still fresh. 😁

CoffeeNBooks I love Ove!! I really enjoyed the movie, too! 2w
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PetrozavaRR
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Was quite amusing for me because I'm the same grumpy sod that actually tugs the door handles 3 times to check?? . My soul was singing at the jab and diss at the stupid "you have to be Miss Rainbow to make and be good" cliche....nope...grumpy,swearing and still be good!"People had always said that Ove was “bitter.” But he wasn‘t bloody bitter. He just didn‘t go around grinning the whole time. Did that mean one had to be treated like a criminal?"

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PetrozavaRR
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Pure gold that book🤣🤣🤣

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This was the only book I could find with a cat on the cover and it‘s not black!! BUT “my” kitten is 🖤😽🤣

#Blackcat
#Fallisbooked

TheSpineView Aww... so cute!❤🐾 3w
Meaw_catlady Your kitten is adorable!! 🖤 3w
REPollock Your kitty! 🖤 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Meaw_catlady @repollock he‘s a stray and has adopted me and won‘t let me touch him!! But he poses sometimes for pictures 🖤😽 3w
OriginalCyn620 A beauty! 🖤🐱 3w
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OnlyYoo
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I loved this book so much! It was basically an adult version of UP. It was really cool seeing how differently Ove sees the world and how true to himself he always was. Even though it didn‘t make him the most pleasant person to be around.

suvata Ove is my favorite literary curmudgeon! 1mo
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nichollinlove
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This book was beautiful. Ove is a grumpy old man. It's clear as to why and you love him because of the why. The writing is somber and comical. It's simple and meaningful. Ove is a man that feels tangible and it feels very much so like a loss to end the book and his story.

This book didnt make me anxious to change pages. Instead, it caught my breath and gave me pause multiple times. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Catsandbooks This book made me cry ugly tears. I loved it! 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorite and it made me cry 😭😭 1mo
nichollinlove This book easily made it's way into my favorites list and I cried too! How could you not?! 1mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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"We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone."

It's embarrassing really, how much I cried over this book. I feel like everybody knows and loves an Ove, or at least I do. I liked the authors writing style and I'll be checking out more of his works.

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OnlyYoo
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Hey @Meghan1 look what I started! So excited 😊

MelissaSue81 My favorite book! 1mo
OnlyYoo @MelissaSue81 yay! Haha so far I‘m getting UP vibes with the cratchety old man 😂 1mo
MelissaSue81 @OnlyYoo - yeah.. it‘s honestly not that far off of UP! Never really thought of it.. but quite a few parallels! So good though. 1mo
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nichollinlove
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"He was a man of black and white. And she was all color. All the color he had." I'm around half way through and I just love this book. All the feels ?

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Wildly_Bookish
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

(Tagged book is my current read)

1. Technically one, Canada. The U.S. doesn't count because I live here. 🤷‍♀️
2. Coastline & mountains. How can one choose between relaxing with a book on the beach in summer and relaxing with a book in front of a fire in fall/winter?
3. Vermont. I'd like to visit my home state many times before I die.
4. One of many, is New Orleans. Also, France, Italy, Russia, the U.K.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The US still counts. 😁 1mo
Eggs ❤️💜❤️ #3 and #4 1mo
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thewallflower0707
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This book is sooooo beautiful. I fell in love with every character, it‘s rare that even all the side characters are so three-dimensional and interesting. I also cried a lot.
Tomorrow, I‘m in Stockholm (last stop of our tour) so it fits quite well!

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Wildly_Bookish
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"He was a man of black and white.
And she was color. All the color he had."

cathysaid ❤️ this. 1mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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Started this book today for my Friday book club meeting. I'm excited to see how it is! And as always, I'm excited for my book club meeting!

#everythingbutselfhelp #bookclub

mcctrish I LOVED this book. 1mo
Wildly_Bookish I have heard a lot of people say they loved it, but I've also heard some DNF 1mo
Wildly_Bookish I doubt I'll be one of the ones that don't finish though. Lol 1mo
Kaila-ann I loved this one! ❤️ 1mo
Wildly_Bookish Have you read any of the other books by this author? 1mo
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thewallflower0707
A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

The books 📚 I packed for our family holiday🏞🏙:

- A Man Called Ove (because Sweden 🇸🇪)
-The Bear 🐻 and the Nightingale (because Russia)
-The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (because traveling 🧳)
-How to be both (just because)

I also have a few other books on my kindle which I haven‘t read it yet, so I should be safe 👌.

#travel #luggage #holiday #booklist

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SanjanaGhosh
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1. I've never been there..but going to Sweden has always been my dream ❤️
2. Hot , hot , hot. 27°C
3. Going out on a nice date ; a movie and lunch, then finding out the guy doesn't consider it a date, just a friendly outing xD
4. Nope but would love a pet.
@howjessreads #Friyayintro

MrBook Sweden is on my bucket list. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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1.) Fuck that book.
2.) Parks and Rec
3.) Coffee, and whatever our department is having that week if it's Friday
4.) Central
5.) Grey Huntress (I didn't see the instructions when I first went to post this and was going to put my actual imaginary band name Thorndike and the Puzzle Cats)
@howjessreads #friyayintro

merelybookish Ditto #1 😂😂 2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @merelybookish haha glad to find someone else who agrees! 2mo
merelybookish @WhatWouldJaneDo We are definitely in the minority. 🙂 2mo
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Reading_in_the_meadow I just finished #1 last night and loved it! Why did you guys hate it so much? 2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Reading_in_the_meadow I get why people like it and I liked the way the story lines came together but it made me so depressed! And if I had known it had 5 kind of graphic suicide attempts I would probably not have read it. The running joke about his best suit being ruined by the car exhaust in attempt 2 particularly bothered me. 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @WhatWouldJaneDo fair assessment. It didn't even occur to me that it could be a trigger. 2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Reading_in_the_meadow yeah, my MiL leant it to me gushing about how it was the best book she read in years so I don't think many people notice it that way. I feel kind of compelled to post about it so maybe someone else can avoid it if they need to. 2mo
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Reading_in_the_meadow
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really enjoyed this book! Ove was so endearingly grumpy. Ove and his wife Sonja remind me of my husband and me. The relationship between Ove and the two girls is sooo sweet. This was an enjoyable, sentimental book and I absolutely recommend it. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is re-readability. I loved it, but didn't feel the need to immediately start reading it again as soon as I finished.

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squirrelbrain
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I think Ove did quite a lot of #tubthumping; he often got a bee in his bonnet about something and didn‘t half go on about it!
#redroseseptember

Cinfhen I love all of your expressions!!!! 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 2mo
arlenefinnigan I've heard mixed reviews of this, how did you find it? 2mo
BarbaraBB Hi Helen, did you receive a parcel sent from the Netherlands by Bol.com? 2mo
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squirrelbrain @arlenefinnigan - for the first few chapters I wondered what the fuss was... then I fell in love with it! 2mo
squirrelbrain Hi @BarbaraBB - no, I haven‘t received anything yet. I‘ll let you know - very exciting! 😘 2mo
BarbaraBB Hmm.. I have send you something direct from the website where I bought it but now they say it should have been delivered - and there‘s no track & trace. Frustrating. I‘ll check it. 2mo
squirrelbrain It may have come today @BarbaraBB and I‘m at work.... I can let you know when I get home... 2mo
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB - two parcels delivered today, but unfortunately not yours 🙁 2mo
BarbaraBB Lucky you, two parcels! I‘ll send it again, but it will probably be late for your birthday unfortunately ☺️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh no, don‘t do that just yet... give it another day or two at least...Maybe it might arrive soon... @BarbaraBB 2mo
BarbaraBB I just ordered a book from your TBR list from BookDepository for you but I couldn‘t add an additional note so if a little parcel arrives from BookDepository, it‘s a new try for a small birthday present! 2mo
squirrelbrain Awww thank you @BarbaraBB 😘 2mo
gradcat @squirrelbrain Helen, is your TBR up to date? 2mo
squirrelbrain Hi @gradcat - yes it is. (I think it grew threefold when I was hosting the challenge last month - so many ideas!😁) 2mo
gradcat @squirrelbrain Thank you for answering. By the way, I remember you stacking quite a few books for AyUpAugust....😂 2mo
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Reading_in_the_meadow
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#currentread for my book club. Ove is a crotchety old grump, but I kinda like him. He kind of reminds me of my husband 😂 He says what annoys him, whereas I only think it.

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StephanieGeiser
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Last night I finished this #lmpbc pick! Tonight I will package it up and tomorrow it will be on it‘s way to @OnlyYoo 💌

I won‘t say much here so I don‘t ruin it for the others in the group who haven‘t read yet. However, I‘m between a pick and a so-so here. I didn‘t love the plot but I LOVED Hackman‘s writing style (so much so it almost made up for the former)! I‘ll definitely be reading more by him in the future.

Bren912 I loved “Ove”. I just Finished ‘Beartown‘ by same author. It‘s a wonderful read. 2mo
The_Real_Nani I love this book!! I love all his books!! 2mo
StephanieGeiser @Bren912 I have “Beartown” and “Britt-Marie” on my shelf already! I loved his writing style so I‘m really looking forward to reading those some day! 2mo
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Andorsey
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Testimony about how a man can find joy in everyday life

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ONH
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^reasons why I love my boyfriend‘s family ... a whole new book selection whenever I visit 😂📚

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WOWreader
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After hearing so many mixed reviews I decided it was time for me to make up my own mind. ❤❤❤❤'d it

TheSpineView I totally agree with you! 💜💜💜 Ove! 2mo
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WOWreader
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elyseh Entered! 2mo
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StephanieGeiser
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“She often said that ‘all roads lead to something you were always predestined to do.‘ And for her, perhaps, it was something.

But for Ove it was someone.”

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StephanieGeiser
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“‘Men are what they are because of what they do. Not what they say,‘ said Ove.”

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StephanieGeiser
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“Maybe to her destiny was ‘something‘; that was none of his business. But to him, destiny was ‘someone.‘”

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TheKidUpstairs
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Finally getting around to this one, for IRL book club and for #Booked2019 Book to Movie, while my boys ride their bikes up and down the street.

Mdargusch Fun! I hope you like it! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Mdargusch I enjoyed it, but wasn't blown away. I think there was just too much hype. But I'm glad I finally read it! 2mo
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StephanieGeiser
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“You miss the strangest things when you lose someone. Little things. Smiles. The way she turned over in her sleep. Even repainting a room for her.”

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StephanieGeiser
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With only 12 days until the end of the month and the mailing deadline for this round of #lmpbc, it‘s probably about time I start this one! I watched the movie a while ago and started (briefly) reading this about a year ago before it had to be returned to the library. So here we go again!

rather_be_reading this has been on my tbr forever!! hoping to get to it soon 1mo
StephanieGeiser @rather_be_reading Do you own a copy yet? If not, you‘re welcome to mine! I can even send it with my next letter 🤗 4w
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emileereads
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4/5⭐️

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squirrelbrain
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Me reading this book ⬇️

😆 😢 😆 😂 😆 😭

I just loved it, Ove is just gorgeous, even though he‘s a grumpy old so-and-so. Loved Parveneh and, of course, the cat! I‘m still snivelling now though after that ending....

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KarenUK Oh I love your emoji review! Ove is just so lovely 💕 2mo
SamanthaMarie I so agree about the ending. And reading you write about it transported me right back to when I first read it 😭💕 2mo
Gissy I need to read one! 2mo
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MeganTurner
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Wow. Absolutely loved this. It made me laugh, made me cry, made me feel joy and such sorrow at the same time! Fantastic read! I‘m so sad that it‘s over.

squirrelbrain I‘m about three quarters of the way through....😁❤️ 2mo
MeganTurner @squirrelbrain it‘s such a beautiful story isn‘t it? I love Ove, I think he‘s so comical! X 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 2mo
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lakesidebookworm
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I laughed and cried out loud many times reading this. One of the most moving books I‘ve read in a LONG time.

Robothugs Welcome to Litsy! 😊 2mo
TheLibrarian Agree! And welcome to Litsy! 2mo
ChristinasBookChronicles I enjoyed this one too! 2mo
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 2mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Mehso-so

Really struggled to rate this. I can see why so many people like it but it made me sad af. I felt like this "heartwarming" and "funny" book needs a massive trigger warning. More in comments under a spoiler tag (although it becomes pretty obvious within the first few chapters so not a big spoiler).

WhatWouldJaneDo Most of the book is about a sad, grumpy man trying to commit suicide and being interrupted by his neighbors. And I don't mean he's sitting around thinking about it, we're talking active plans/attempts. 2mo
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Eeyore031370
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Just finished it. I feel like Ove is my neighbor!! Now I am watching the movie.

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CodyWilcox
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Not a book that I was even expecting to like. It‘s Hallmark meets some parts of Gladiator (my fellow readers will get it). If you are unsure about this book just take the plunge and read it!!!! You won‘t be sorry.

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CodyWilcox
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“Say hi to Sawnya for me.”

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IvoryLunatic
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Mehso-so

The storm is over and the boo us home from work. I like sitting next to him while we both do our thing. He‘s not an Ove but we still like our quiet time. I‘m still unsure of this book. It‘s finished and I‘m having mixed feelings about it still. I liked the ending. Not sure I needed the rest of the book though. I like the writing itself though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

rachelk Yeah, I liked it alright but didn‘t love it the way so many others do 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Buechersuechtling @IvoryLunatic @rachelk Yes, I so much agree with you. It was an okay read. I didn‘t rate it good enough to want to read more by the author. The glaring hype still puzzles me. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3mo
Emu I‘m so glad to find out that I‘m not the only one out there that doesn‘t love this book. Thank you 😀 3mo
IvoryLunatic @Buechersuechtling I'm not against trying to read something else by the same author. I like the simple writing for a break in between more difficult books. Maybe his other books are a little more engaging though. I hear a lot of good things about Bear Town but it's not my usual type of book either. 3mo
meowmeowd Totally agree. So blah. I only finished it because I borrowed it from the Libby app as an audiobook with actor George Newbern as the narrator. I highly doubt I‘d have finished it if I read as a book. 3mo
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IvoryLunatic
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Enjoying a quiet rainy and grumbly afternoon on the front porch. It‘s finally cool enough to stay outside. I‘m still unsure of this book but since I already am 75% through, I might as well finish it. I just find it sad that he wants to see his wife so badly but can‘t.

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IvoryLunatic
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#MightyMolly did not find her forever home today however she did do well meeting new people. She‘s rather any so any interaction is good for her. She also got a new bed donated today and finally seems to understand (most of the time) that she‘s supposed to lay in it, not on it. Such a cutie. If you‘re in the Fay, NC area and looking for an adorable reading buddy, she‘s your girl.

brit91 So cute I wish I lived closer!!😢 3mo
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hilded
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Finished my first book for the Deweys #reversereadathon (started before).

Loved it!😍 Any book that makes me both laugh and cry deserves all the stars. Ove definitely won me over with his (hidden) big heart ❤️

5 ⭐️

#readathon
#DeweysReadathon
#AtY2019 - elderly character

UwannaPublishme Ove! 🙌🏻 3mo
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squirrelbrain
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Thought I‘d get in nice and early with this one as it‘s a bit obvious...!

I haven‘t read this yet but, from what Ive heard, Ove is a right old #mardybum.....

#ayupaugust

* In case you‘re wondering, mardy means moody, sulky or grumpy *

erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the explanation! 😁 3mo
CarolynM I spy Frances Brody! I really like the Kate Shackleton mysteries. 3mo
Cathythoughts Nice pick 👍🏻♥️. Now that I know what it means I still can‘t think of a character 😁 3mo
squirrelbrain @CarolynM - I haven‘t read that one yet, but I live on the edge of the Dales so it‘s very local to me.... 3mo
Gissy I like the cover❤️ 3mo
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Lots_O_Books
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What did everyone this of this book? I‘m seeing majority of the people have loved it. I have been warned that it starts off slow but to stick with it.

MelissaSue81 Love love love love. My all time favorite book. 3mo
rwmg ❤❤❤ 3mo
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IvoryLunatic
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It will be #MightyMolly‘s first adoption event on Saturday. Let‘s hope she finds her forever home soon. She is a very sweet pup after all and is recovering well from her gigantic hernia surgery. It is storming pretty hard outside so I‘m rounding out the day with my kindle. It‘s been a rather stressful week and I can‘t wait for it to be over.

Booktastic You're awesome for fostering! Good luck to her! 3mo
brit91 Bless you for fostering!💖💖💖 3mo
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