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Lovely Bones
Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
The critically acclaimed international bestseller -- 'Moving and compelling ... It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you.' Maggie O'Farrell, Sunday Telegrap
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IndoorDame
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I just opened the most epic #litsylove package from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !!! You made my week girl 💜💜💜 Thank you! and I had to include a picture of this wrapping paper because I‘m obsessed with it!

Soubhiville What a great variety of gifts! 💕 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! I‘m so happy you like everything!! ❤️😘❤️😘 7d
Crazeedi Awesome! So very special!!❤😍 6d
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Come-read-with-me
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📚 Lovely Bones 🎬- Nightmare Before Christmas 🎼 - Monster Mash. #manicmonday.

JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤💀🖤 4w
Come-read-with-me @JoScho It‘s fun. Thanks for setting it up! 👻 4w
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Loreen
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It‘s day two of #bannedbooksweek2019. This book has been challenged due to #religiousthemes. What that all means I don‘t know. What I do know is this book makes me cry. #TheLovelyBones #AliceSebold #bannedbooks

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⭐⭐⭐⭐
I got into this book having seen it's movie, and now feel that this is one of the few instances when the film transcends written word. While the movie was a gripping emotional ride full of tragedy and Susie possessed a premature maturity, I felt the book presented more of a homey little girl narration lacking the emotional timbre of the film.

That said, great book, wonderfully fresh perspective, powerful story of loss and reconciliation 👍

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JenDR
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Starting the first book of the vacation while waiting for my flight!

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TaylorIkari
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First post on litsy is to commemorate my goodwill #bookhaul. Thank you @MolliesaurusRex for the tip, I would have never thought to check out the thrift store. This haul cost me $25 vs $166 on Barnes & Noble! Looks like I‘m #booked for this weekend 🤪

glitterkitty459 Nice haul!! 😊 📚Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!! Welcome to Litsy!! 3mo
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megzlynn So many good titles. Welcome to Litsy! You have impeccable taste. 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Bookhaul from The Salvation Army!! And I love these cool stamps!! I had loaned my copy of The Tenth Circle and never had it returned 😵

ElizabethBoa I bought The tenth Circle at my goodwill too, I haven't gotten to read yet though 3mo
Crazeedi I got the state fair ones, but not the moon landing (yet!) 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ElizabethBoa it‘s so good!!!! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crazeedi my guy at the post office saves me the cool ones!!! 3mo
Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks my sister was a postmaster and she used to! Now I beg my post office guy to get me fun stamps! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crazeedi my guy is great!!! 3mo
NaomiO I loved the 3mo
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RenePenn
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Started this audio book this weekend on a short road trip with my husband. We didn‘t get finished so now we‘ll have to figure out out when we can listen together to finish it up before it returns to the digital library. #couplesaudiobooks

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Christinak
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I don‘t think I‘m getting much sleep tonight. I‘m gonna have a hard time putting this down.

Lcsmcat It‘s so good! 3mo
Reagan-reads Loved this, and I thought the movie was pretty decent too (horror of horrors, I know) 3mo
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brit91
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The lovely bones.

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AndreaLove
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Can‘t put his one down

BookaholicNatty Just finished this a few weeks ago! A great read!! 5mo
AndreaLove @BookaholicNatty have not been able to set it down. Finished it in under 24 hours. 5mo
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BookaholicNatty
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@Cinfhen I finally finished our #buddyread tonight! I really enjoyed it. It gave me a lot to think about. I thought it was a real life story with relatable characters.If you havent read this I would definitely recommend it!The except at the end from her other book The Almost Moon was also good! It left me curious! Have you read that by chance? Or her memoir Lucky that she talked about? I didn‘t know the author had similar life events to this book!

Maggie_Reads I haven‘t read her other books but this one was really good. (edited) 5mo
Lcsmcat I read Lucky years ago. I remember it being good. 5mo
sisilia I read this probably 10 years ago and I loved it 5mo
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Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m so glad you enjoyed!! I‘ve heard her memoir is pretty graphic and an emotionally difficult read. I hope ( please G-D) to be in Philly July 15. Let‘s try to arrange a meet up and we can discuss book together over drinks🥰 5mo
Cinfhen I still need to return your copy of 👉🏼 5mo
Litsi Loved everything except two things which made me strongly dislike it as I hate to see a good book ruined with a glaring error and an out of the blue ending. (edited) 5mo
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Another book that definitely made me messy-cry...

KristenDuck I want to re-read this one. I read it so long ago. 5mo
marleed This book was so dang creepy. I honestly don‘t have a copy because I don‘t want to think about every time I look at my shelves! 5mo
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BookaholicNatty
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So The Essex Serpent is going to have to wait till I get home. I have to concentrate a little more when I‘m reading it and the trampoline park is distracting me so I decided to dive into this instead and it has immediately grasped my attention! This is a buddy read from @Cinfhen !!! I think I am going to like this one Cindy!! I‘m looking forward to this one! ❤️📚

Cinfhen Yay!!!!! This book wasn‘t perfect but it gave me plenty to write and think about. And I LOVE that notebook that @TrishB gifted me❤️Hope you can read my sloppy handwriting 😜 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Read this a looooong time ago but I remember enjoying it 😁 6mo
bookandcat Love this book. Read it on release as a soon to be 9th grader and reread it over and over. Idk why I liked it so much because the subject matter is very dark (especially given the age I was!) but it is SO well written. 6mo
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This was good. Really good. I loved when the main character and the dog met again in heaven.

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Now I have all these books to stamp and put on the shelf. Q thru T

Crazeedi Wow you're really getting organized! 7mo
rather_be_reading @Crazeedi ty! im trying! 7mo
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Madison91
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Mehso-so

This was too depressing for my soul. Beautiful book. So sad.

BooknerdsLife Haha Same! 😂 Already know the plot cause of the movie and definitely not my type :/ 8mo
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punkinruth
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" I wasn't gone, I was alive. In my own perfect world"

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eevon50
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The begining captivated my attention. Although a simple sentence it intrigued my mind. I loved the book even though at times it became too gruesome to keep reading or I felt their sorrow so far within me. I have to say the only thing that I didn't agree with was how it ended for him. He should have met a more gruesome end.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
eevon50 Thank you 😊 9mo
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Red.Reads
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So many emotions!! Sorrow, anger, love, grief, this book really puts you through the ringer.
It's where Sebold writes about grief, or the love/distance between the characters that it hits me the most.

Slightly peed off that my timer dropped out when I went for a tea break, but I should have done a screen grab - it's was the first/only time I forgot to!

#24in48 @24in48 #tearjerker #thelovelybones #alicesebold #readathon #stupidbloodytimer

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Red.Reads
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My timer reset itself!!! I was somewhere past 16 hours, paused it for a drinks break, came back and it was at zero 😫😫

#24in48 @24in48

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Red.Reads
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The first being Fahrenheit 451 (veeery different books!)

And I also quite like this quote myself :)

Book 5 of #24in48

@24in48 #readathon #alicesebold #thelovelybones #quotes

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kmshaffer
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Thank you @Rachel.Rencher for this book. I got it in the mail yesterday! You are so generous! 😊📚

tpixie @Rachel.Rencher great book 📚! 10mo
Rachel.Rencher You're welcome! I hope you love it 🤗❤ 10mo
jessicatsreads An all time favorite!!! I loved book and movie 10mo
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I've wanted to read this for the longest time! Enjoying it so far!

BookNAround This made me want to never let my kids out of my sight. Luckily for them I‘m too lazy to sustain that kind of diligence! 10mo
BarkingMadRun @BookNAround the whole time it was happening i was yelling at the book lol it was everything we tell our kids to never do! 10mo
BookwormM I loved this book 10mo
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BarkingMadRun @Cinfhen this was my new to me author 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks!!! I just read this book in January for the first time. Mixed feelings 9mo
BarkingMadRun @Cinfhen it wasn‘t my favorite but I was determined to finish it. It totally freaked me out as well! 9mo
Cinfhen I thought the language and her concept of heaven was really interesting but at times the “love story” body snatcher part felt awkward & unnecessary. As a mom it totally broke my heart 💔 (edited) 9mo
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VictoriaB
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Susie Salmon watches from heaven as her family and community deals with her murder. She slowly adjusts to no longer being on Earth, seeing her family go through changes (both related to her death and natural changes over time), and accepting that her murderer is still free. I found the author‘s concept of heaven fascinating, and Susie‘s desire to help her family accept their grief moving.

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Lvbooms
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Great character development and point of view narration.

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MelissaSue81
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This was my final #GARBingo read. It was just okay to me. I will say that I am not a big believer in the afterlife or ghosts, and parts of this were just super creepy to me. Also I found the plot to be very unbelievable (aside from the afterlife stuff) and also kind of slow. But I didn‘t hate it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ About 1.5 hours down for #24b4monday

Hforrester12 I loved this book when I read it years ago. 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads I remember loving this when it first came out, bit I wonder what I would make of it now. 13mo
Hforrester12 @Zsuzcanna_reads I remember I was pregnant with my first child when the movie came out and I could not finish it. 13mo
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MelissaSue81
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Next up for #24b4monday, finishing this audiobook. Unfortunately, this is another one I‘m looking forward to being done with. The story isn‘t terrible, but it‘s not really sucking me in, and some of the authors choices really make me scratch my head (why do two characters have the same name? How did the killer get away with completely lying about being a widow and the police never check it?) 🤔

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Ariley
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“My mother‘s eyes were oceans, and inside them there was loss.”

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Phantasma.Maddie
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this book on my break today. It was definitely not a thriller like I thought it would be for #Spookathon but I loved the simple nod to how grief moves though people and a family. Yet, there was a weird part in the end I wasn‘t fond of at all and I understand how many people complained that the story moved very slowly. So I‘m on the fence about who/when I would recommend people read it. #TheLovelyBones #AliceSebold

NeedsMoreBooks I loved this book although I agree it is slow. The whole plot and the treatment of grief is poignant. 13mo
Phantasma.Maddie @NeedsMoreBooks I totally understood why it was slow and I got that part and really wasn‘t bothered about it like some people were, I just really didn‘t like the switching bodies with Ruth part. I found it distracting to the plot. Did you like it? 13mo
NeedsMoreBooks I liked the book overall but the Ruth part was a bit weird. 13mo
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Phantasma.Maddie @NeedsMoreBooks I really think that part is what made it a so-so for me and made me feel weird about recommending it. Like ANYONE with grief I think would love this book, but then thinking their loved ones were inhabiting other bodies puts a weird spin on it. I thought Ruth‘s character overall was an odd one and I connected so much about some parts of her and others not at all. 13mo
Phantasma.Maddie @NeedsMoreBooks who was your favorite character? 13mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Phantasma.Maddie I liked Susie, Buckley, and Holly. Had read it when it had first released. Time for a re-read 😊 13mo
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Lcsmcat
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A selection of #bluebooks from my shelves. #31bookpics @howjessreads

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JennyM
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14 #OctoberXFiles

Susie Salmon is brutally murdered and, sitting up in heaven with the #ghosts, she tells us what happened, and how the lives of her grieving family and the killer play out.

Wasn‘t a pick for me - there was a weird storyline near the end that seemed unnecessary.

Cathythoughts Lovely blues 💙 13mo
Cinfhen My daughter has been bugging me to read this one but I‘m not comfortable with the storyline 😢😢 13mo
Sace @Cinfhen how old is she? My daughter read it her freshman or sophomore year of high school I think. 13mo
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Cinfhen I meant my daughter has read this book and really liked it @RestlessFickleBookHoarder but I am uncomfortable with the storyline for myself. My daughter wants ME to read this book but I‘m not emotionally prepared. 13mo
Sace @Cinfhen clearly my reading comprehension skills are lacking this morning 🤣 13mo
Cinfhen No, it was a bit ambiguous @RestlessFickleBookHoarder and I‘ve been known to completely read something entirely not there... my daughter wrote the word Halloween and I swore she wrote Hawaii and I was soooo confused 😜 13mo
scowler1 @JennyM Thanks for reminding of this great author. I read Lovely Bones and then completely forgot about her. 13mo
JennyM @scowler1 I did the same thing, read then promptly forgot her. 13mo
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Clwojick ☠️ 13mo
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Clwojick I loved this one 13mo
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AnansiGirl
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📖 The Lovely Bones

🖋 C.S. Lewis

🎞 Labyrinth

🐟 Lox ‘n Bagel

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Oh man that book. So emotional 13mo
AnansiGirl @JoScho that one had me bawling from beginning to end 13mo
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1- Lovely Bones
2- Lois Lowry
3- Lassie
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@JoScho #manicmonday #letterL

JoScho Great collage. That is a powerful book and the cake looks amazing! 💜 13mo
Kaye Thank you @JoScho 💜 ❤️🧡💛💙💚 13mo
Trashcanman What's the big idea going away and not even asking my permission? 👁️👁️🤔😜🤗 13mo
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Trashcanman I don't like this one bit. Come back! 13mo
Kaye Just taking a break for awhile George. I‘ll be back. @trashcanman 13mo
Mimi28 I miss you too!! I emailed you! Take your time though. You deserve the rest. ❤️❤️hugs❤️❤️ 13mo
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When Susie Salmon is murdered, she lifts off #SolidGround into the author's version of the afterlife, trying to communicate with her family from there and guide them into finding her murderer.

#SeptemberDanes @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja
(I have to say I enjoyed the film more than the book for this one)

kaysworld1 This story stays with you long after you have read it 13mo
ephemeralwaltz @kaysworld1 it's very touching! 13mo
Kalalalatja Sounds interesting! 13mo
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VioletBramble The movie is beautiful. I love how Peter Jackson interpreted the novel. 13mo
Jeannineth This book was a hard read for me. 13mo
Cinfhen My daughter has been trying to get me to read this one ...I heard it‘s brutal!! How are u feeling???? 13mo
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it is interesting, I don't know why it didn't fully work for me but it is beautiful! I'm feeling better Cindy, thank you 💜 resting a lot 13mo
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Jazruiz.2014
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Starting a new book. I haven‘t seen the show/movie or read this book. Very interested

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Day 17: Book vs. Movie | The Lovely Bones by A. Sebold

"These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence. The connections, sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent, that happened after I was gone..."

In the history of book-turned-movies, I'd say that this is one of the few that turned into a decent adaptation. However, the movie was not able to completely capture Susie and her family's demise.

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Sargar114
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I‘ve had multiple recommendations to read this book, but never was interested until one friend physically put the hand in my hand. Sadly it met my expectations. There were things I really didn‘t like about this, (the graphic nature of the crime {which in retrospect was necessary just hard to read} and the weird and poor ending). There were also some good things (the interesting perspective and the overall message). Over was content with it.

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whimsy_rainbow
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Took me a bit to read as I did it between work, but I really did enjoy this novel. I loved the progression of time and character development the author used. Will have to look into her other books.

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whimsy_rainbow
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Reading this so far for the last few days on lunches and after work. So far it‘s good though sad of course. Can‘t wait to see how it ends.

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Bookworm04
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Bailedbailed

May have another go at this. What does everyone else think of this book I will re read if any thinks worth trying again ????

ErinSueMreads Honestly, I loved it. But very much after the fact.it was a hard read but the intricacies of the story are just beautiful 1y
Bookworm04 May give it another go after finished dear Mrs bird 1y
Marilyncjackson I bailed on this book the first go around. If you like it on the second try let me know maybe I will try it again 1y
Bookworm04 Will do I did same. A friend lent it to me I read for bit think got to 3rd chapter think can‘t remember. See lot books if I don‘t get to at least 2-3rd chapter I don‘t tend to finish or I re read later on. Depends really on mood to what book read I let u know maybe can read it and update each other together 1y
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Lauren_paige
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I didn‘t manage to finish this book. I thought the story line was just to slow moving for me and the way the author wrote didn‘t interest me at all. I truthfully thought it was boring.

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This story is heart-breaking, but the use of 'mashed' in this one paragraph had me laughing. 😂

When I was in Japan for a month I only read one book! I always find it hard to read while traveling. 😪 Hopefully I can finish this one soon.

Alfoster But...you‘re in Japan!😍😍😍👏👏👏! 1y
Utopiyll @Alfoster 😭😭 I was, but sadly now I'm back! It was so wonderful though 😍 I want to go back already 1y
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Day 5| #AugustIsATrip #Heaven

Susie Salmon watches from Heaven (I think, or is it a kind of limbo? 🤔) as her family grieves her death and her murderer walks free...

zzz I have this on my shelf. Every time I go to pick this up, I get distracted by a different one 1y
bookandcat Oh I love this book. And I love that background painting 1y
Lcsmcat I loved this one! 1y
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vkois88 I read this so long ago that I need to do a re read. But I HAVE seen part of the movie relatively recently... ugh. So creepy at times 1y
Quirkybookworm I hated the book first time I read it. I was dealing w my sister‘s murder at the time. 2nd time I managed to finish it 10 yrs later......I still hate it and no one understands. 1y
Tashreads @Quirkybookworm I‘m so sorry. No one could possibly understand your grief. 1y
Bookladylinda Did I know this was a movie???? 🤔 1y
jillannjohn Loved the book. The movie wasn‘t as good...even with Mark Wahlberg 😍 1y
literarywisdom I watched the movie first and I actually quite liked it but then I read the book and the book is better 😊📚 1y
Hollie Lovely image! 1y
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“No one could have predicted how my loss would change small moments on Earth. But I held on to those moments, hoarded them. None of them were lost as long as I was there watching.” - Alice Sebold‘s The Lovely Bones

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“Because horror on Earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or like the sun; it cannot be contained.”
-Alice Sebold‘s The Lovely Bones