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The Gone World
The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch
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Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope. The Gone World follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind. Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family--and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra--a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL's experience with the future has triggered this violence. Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence or insight that will crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time's horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself. Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.
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parasolofdoom
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parasolofdoom
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Newest find in my quest to read all the quantum fic

DeeLew I forgot about that book! I got a copy in the infamous NRB box. As bad as that whole experience was, we did get some decent books out of it. 4w
parasolofdoom @DeeLew bahaha fairly certain that is where this copy came from! 4w
parasolofdoom @DeeLew ps your hair looks so cute! 😍 4w
DeeLew @parasolofdoom Thank you 😊❤️ 4w
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Cartoom
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Pickpick

A surprisingly effective reading experience combining murder mystery with scientifically feasible time travel that avoids the stereotypes. There is a steep curve of tension, violence and complexity going hand in hand, but hanging in there was rewarding. And it‘s always satisfying to read something with an original twist which is definitely the case with The Gone World. #timetravel #mystery #scifi
Five out of six for me...

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Cartoom
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1. Weird - 2. David Mitchell - 3. ‘Kalak‘ by Kim Leine - 4. Biography - 5. The Gone World. #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 4mo
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Violetta
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1. Tagged, and I'm half through The Magus by J. Fowles
2. I like both, but if the series is longer than trilogy, I almost never get to read it whole 😅
3. And together they walked back through the gateway to the Muggle world 🧙‍♂️

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Violetta
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I really love it when endpapers aren't blank but show pictures or maps, and Gone World's are outstanding! 😍 I planned for a quick tea-time reading, but spent some time relishing this mesmerizing picture instead✨

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Tanzy13
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This science fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope that follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind...

Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.

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Merganser
The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch

Fringe meets True Detective.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
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ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 5mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Well, I didn‘t love it...which means lunch with my friend who really wants to talk about it should be a lot of fun. I thought the book was good, really loved the premise—time traveling Naval investigator trying to solve a murder while staying one jump ahead of the end of the world/universe & finding the going much more difficult & complicated than expected—but thought the execution was good not great (dragged a little). A pick for the premise...

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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘m done distracting myself from this book. I need to finish it so I can start Brandon Sanderson‘s Skyward—my son just finished it, promptly demanded the sequel (for which there is no publication date yet), & then told me I need to read it so we can talk about it. He refuses to say anything about it until I read it because he doesn‘t want to give anything away. Talking about books is always fun. Talking about books with your kids is THE BEST!

BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
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So, so good! Been described as a cross between True Detective and Twelve Monkeys.

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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘m fairly certain that snow is nature‘s way of saying, “You know what? Today‘s a good day to stay inside reading.” So, that‘s what I‘m going to do now that errands are done. The tagged book and The Sixth Extinction, a pot of tea and maybe a cookie or two or three or...❄️📚☃️📚❄️

Crazeedi Perfect plan! I wish we were getting snowed in but only getting a couple inches 6mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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My next book is one a friend asked me to read so we could talk about it. I love books that people have to talk about. This one has the murder of a Navy SEAL‘s family, a missing daughter, a secret spaceship and time travel. Hope it lives up to its promise! At the very least, I‘m expecting a good conversation when I‘m done!

Tamra I love book conversations and don‘t get enough! 6mo
imyril I‘ve got this on request at the library. It sounds so intriguing! 6mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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This week‘s book haul is small but mighty. I picked up the tagged book because a friend asked me to read it so we could ”go to lunch and talk about it.” And the other book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is one that‘s been on my radar forever so I thought why not?!? Bonus—its cover is designed by my all time favorite book cover designer/artist Will Staehle.

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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlisch
This Body‘s Not Big Enough for the Both of Us by Edgar Cantero
The Cabin At the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosely
The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Still of Night by Jonathan Maberry and Rachael Lavin
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

BkClubCare Yay! I have Calculating Stars to listen to and will take your rec to audiobook Washington Black 6mo
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Avanders
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Looooooook 🤤🤤🤤
Mother-in-Law takes me to my favorite used-new bookstore for Christmas. And a big budget!!!
🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

BarbaraJean Oooh! Neil Gaiman! Becky Chambers! 📚💜📚Such a great haul there—enjoy!! (edited) 7mo
Mynameisacolour Loved the Graveyard Book! 🖤 7mo
AlaMich Your MIL rocks!! 7mo
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BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 7mo
InLibrisVeritas Your MIL is amazing! 7mo
TheReadingMermaid OMG I'm so jelly 😍🤤😍 7mo
CouronneDhiver Wow! 😍😍😍 7mo
DivineDiana How fantastic is she!!! 7mo
ravenlee 😲 wowzers! 7mo
LeahBergen Nice! 😍😍 7mo
batsy That's amazing! Enjoy ❤️ (coincidentally I was just looking up the tagged book today; it came up in a year-end best-of list :) 7mo
Avanders @batsy that's awesome! It was a random-browsing find for me, but sounds right up my alley! ☺️☺️ 7mo
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Ansirin
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I only have myself to blame because I wanted hard sci-fi, and boooooy did I get it. The premise is: “It‘s NCIS! Solving crimes via time travel! Something something apocalypse!” It was like catnip to me (not the NCIS part because really?). I was instantly engrossed, but the book fizzled out for me. Amazing concepts, twists and turns galore, but too much gore plus and ending I hated left me cold. 2/5

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Booklover2
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If you love #horror #timetravel #endofworld #murdermystery #thriller #spacetravel then this is your next wild ride!

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pgh.femme
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Hard to look up from the book to watch my son‘s game.

SledgeReader Best times ever! Enjoy!! 😊 13mo
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Minervasbutler
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Mehso-so

Thought this time-travelling crime story started out great then lost its way after 200 pages or so. It just got too confusing, though that may just be my limitations.

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Minervasbutler
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Loving this weird book!

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East_Of_Imagination
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Just finished The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch! Soooooo good!! Kept me on edge and guessing the whole time, one of those books you will forgo sleep to find out what happens. Shannon Moss is the bad ass heroine we have all been waiting for! A blend of thriller, sci-fi, mystery, time travel, apocalypse, and crime novel. Highly recommend!

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Asktheletters
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I flippin‘ loved this book. I‘ve seen it referenced as “True Detective meets Inception / Twelve Monkeys” and that‘s kind of accurate: time-travelling-crime-adventure colliding with horror-sci-fi. It kicks off with a bang that‘s just...super creepy and cinematic. If you enjoyed the “omg, what did I just read” aspect of Ninefox Gambit, then give it a go. Although a warning for violence.

East_Of_Imagination Yassss! I just started this book and was hooked from the prologue. I made the mistake of starting it alone at night and now I‘m traumatized 🙈 1y
Asktheletters I had a similar experience lol! That prologue is both brilliant and horrifying. 1y
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East_Of_Imagination
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I spoke too soon about avoiding the winter weather! A snow day is perfect for starting a new book like The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch. A special agent investigates the murder of a Navy SEAL‘s family in this time bending sci-if thriller

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Jocelyn73c
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I recently won this new Tom Sweterlitsch book from Littsburgh, Pittsburgh's hub of local literary news/events. Tom lives in Pittsburgh and used to be a librarian here, like me. I never win anything, so I was super excited!! This book is all my favs: murder mystery scifi time traveling craziness!! I can't wait to dive in!! 📚👍🙏

jamie_in_the_library What??!!!!! This sounds awesome! 1y
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Bookartbookmarks
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Bailedbailed

I‘m sorry, but what is going on here?

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Neuvel
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Edge-of-your-seat crime fiction that bends both time and mind. Think True Detective meets 12 Monkeys. Throw in the end of the world and you can begin to imagine where this gut-twisting tale will take you. In a word: Woah!

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 2! Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine military service division. Western Pennsylvania 1997, she investigates a SEAL family's murders and the missing daughter. The SEAL was an astronaut aboard the USS Libra, thought lost in Deep Time. She'll time-travel to versions of possible futures to crack the case. She'll find that her work is important to humanity, tied to Terminus: our cataclysmic end! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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Anton
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Every year there's one book that just blows me away, one that I can't get out of my head after I finish it, one I want to force into the hands of random people I see on the street. Last year it was The Traitor Baru Cormorant. The year before it was Tigerman. I know it isn't even March yet, but I think this might be that book for 2018.

Bklover Ok, you got me. Read the description- love that NCIS is involved! But time travel and a detective story? Sounds intriguing!!! (edited) 1y
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NerdyRev
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What a strange little Sci Fi mystery. As I was reading it, some of my friends asked me what it was about and I couldn‘t ever quite describe it. It is a detective mystery with time travel and a race against the end of the world. Most times, it is a normal mystery, but something happens which shifts everything. I can see this not being for all, but I have not read something like it and enjoyed it. Such a dull cover for a creative book.

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Anton
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I love this book. It has a really well thought out take on time travel and a murder mystery that gets more complex and disturbing with every chapter. But I can't help but laugh every time the main character tells someone she works for the NCIS. 😂😂😂

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Bookartbookmarks
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Just started the audiobook and I‘m really enjoying it. It‘s a little sci-fi mixed with suspense.

readsusieread LOVE that bookmark! 1y
Bookartbookmarks @readsusieread thank you! I make them. I have an Etsy shop if you‘re ever interested. :) 1y
readsusieread @Babiesandbooks I'll check it out! 😍 1y
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Anton
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GUYS. This one is really good.

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Anton
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'True Detective meets 12 Monkeys'? Sign me up!

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andytbarnes
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I‘m intrigued by the comparisons to True Detective(hopefully more season 1 than season 2), Inception, and Dark Matter. It‘s also got one pretty cover! Very sweet #giveaway being ran by @Librarybelle #50k1k so be sure to follow and enter!

Librarybelle Thank you! That is some interesting comparisons! 1y
MinDea That sounds interesting. My boyfriend would like it! 1y
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diovival
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This local author knocked it out of the park. There's time travel! Impending doom! A murder mystery! Special Agent Shannon Moss of NCIS must travel years into the future to gather the intel she needs to solve a horrific crime that happens in her present. All while the end of the world looms closer and closer. I stayed up late into the night to finish. NO REGRETS. Now I'm even more excited to go to the book launch next week!!

diovival Big thanks to @penguinrandomhouse! I downloaded the galley for free through the First to Read program. 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I was just reading about this one today and the description didn‘t sell me but this did! 1y
diovival @TobeyTheScavengerMonk You've certainly plumped up my tbr. Glad I could return the favor. Have you read his first book? 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Nope! But I just looked it up and it sounds awesome (plus I‘m a sucker for a Shakespearean title). Stacked it too! 1y
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diovival
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"...and he hung up. Once he left the room, I hit Star 69, and a woman's voice answered."

Remember Star 69? Wow! Reading that took me back. Back to a time when almost every home had a landline. Back when phones still had cords and no caller ID. If you were lucky, your parents had a cordless phone that you could carry to your room to chat with some privacy.

Cue music....?Back in the day when I was young I'm not a kid anymore....?

MicheleinPhilly OMG! When I was a teenager our kitchen phone had a cord so long I could go up the stairs and into my room with it. It was a tangled mess when it was hung up but I loved it. Now I HATE talking on the phone. Go figure. 1y
readordierachel Yup. We got a cordless when I was in 7th or 8th grade and it was a lifesaver. I remember some lucky kids whose parents got then their own phones in their rooms! Now I'm with @MicheleinPhilly , if someone calls I'm like "What are you doing??? Text me." 1y
tpixie Fun memories! *69, *67 , long cord on phones. 1y
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diovival @MicheleinPhilly We were cord twirling, fast talking machines. 1y
diovival @ReadOrDieRachel My parents were never going to let me have my own phone. The cordless phone was a game changer! 1y
DarcysMom I got to have a phone in my room for my 16th birthday. It was the *best*! 1y
diovival @tpixie And 3-way calling! The original group chat. Because talking to one friend at a time was just not enough. 1y
diovival @DarcysMom I didn't get my first phone until I left for college. It was a teal cordless. I loved that phone. 1y
Ddzmini Yep and when someone prank called you could find out who it was 😝🤣🤣 1y
tpixie @diovival yes!! 1y
tpixie @Ddzmini prank calls!!! “Is your refrigerator running?” “Yes”. “ Then you better go get it!” 😆 (edited) 1y
teebe I remember the electronics store near me used to sell fancy ones... ones shaped like Mini Mouse or puppies or footballs and I always wanted one. Then one year I got a small little cord phone that folded out as a gift and I loved it. I think I still have it actually... 1y
tpixie @teebe fun! 1y
emtobiasz One of the (older) children's books I was reading recently mentioned schools using a phone tree to notify parents of closings, and it really took me back. Remember when you couldn't send out an email/text alert/ website update?? 1y
diovival @teebe a small part of me still covets a fun novelty landline phone 1y
diovival @emtobiasz Yes! I had a word processor and thought it was so cool that it could delete my typing mistakes. 1y
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diovival
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Snuck in some #dinnertimereading too. Low battery be damned.

Tamra Ok, I just want those noodles. 1y
diovival @Tamra Dan Dan noodles. Didn't feel like cooking today so tried a new-to-me restaurant. It was delish! 1y
Tamra @diovival yes, I can imagine! 1y
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diovival
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Got in some #lunchtimereading. 📖

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diovival
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"I'm so nebby but can't never remember what I've nebbed about." #Pittsburghese

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diovival
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"Moss popped two wheels onto the sidewalk whenever she parked, angling the wheels, setting the brake." -The Gone World

I see this around Pittsburgh neighborhoods and I HATE it. ? HATE. IT. Does this happen where you live?

Original image: KDKA
Disgruntled embellishment: Me

Tamra Why do people do it?? 1y
EvieBee Yes! And they get tickets when they‘re caught. But annoying for pedestrians. 1y
readordierachel What is the point of that?? 1y
diovival @Tamra @ReadOrDieRachel I think some people forget or just flat-out don't care about pedestrians. They usually are parking on the sidewalk to lower the chances of being hit by other cars driving by on the street. 1y
diovival @EvieBee I don't think that's happening enough over here. More tickets, please!! 💸 1y
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diovival
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I have been super distracted by everything in life again and my time spent reading has suffered. In better news, Penguin replaced my jacked up digital copy of The Gone World! I might actually finish this book before the author event. So. Happy.

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diovival
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Excited!!! Maybe I'll finally get my hands on a print copy and finish this book. The DRM ebook was a big fail.

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"He laid his hand on the back of her blouse as she passed, and she stiffened at the touch, too familiar, at this man's fingers lingering on the contours of her bra strap. He smiled, gesturing her to go ahead--chivalrous, he must have thought, or fatherly, but his touch remained between her shoulder blades until she managed to separate herself to the far side of the meeting room."

Lcsmcat Garrison Keillor, anyone? 2y
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diovival
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New word of the day. Encountered while reading and my brain initially read this as color. #vocabularyboost

IamIamIam Holy 10th grade French class, Batman! As soon as I saw your post, I was transported back in time!! 2y
diovival @IamIamIam Very fitting for a time travel book! 2y
IamIamIam @diovival HAHAHA, no way!!! Er, um... no, I totally meant to do that... 😂 2y
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diovival
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Just finished the prologue and now HOOKED. 📖 👀

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Christyco125
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The first few chapters of The Gone World were hard science and a bit of a struggle. However, once you moved past the scientific groundwork the story really takes off. I found Moss a compelling character. She tries to keep herself grounded through some very difficult and weird situations. It reminded me very much of Dark Matter. #firsttoread #2017christyread

Oryx Like the sound of this one! 2y
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diovival
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Joined First to Read. Excited to get my hands on this digital galley! Sweterlitsch is a local author and I've been meaning to check him out. Guess I should bump this to the top of the tbr list. But, maybe not straight to the top. I have other books that have been patiently waiting for me to stop being distracted by all the shiny new things. Bradbury is kinda sulking on the coffee table at home right now. #freebie #arc #somanybookssolittletime

IamIamIam Enjoy!! I've had some successes with First to Read!! 2y
diovival @IamIamIam Thanks! I like that they are giving me until February to read, rate, review. 2y
batsy That dog's face 😂 2y
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