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Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five: Englische Lektre Ab Dem 6. Lernjahr | Kurt Vonnegut
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vivastory
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Fellow Vonnegut fans, did you see this recent lovely tribute on Lit Hub?
https://lithub.com/how-to-celebrate-100-years-of-kurt-vonnegut/

@leftcoastzen @britt_brooke @callmeishmael

britt_brooke Thank you! 3d
Leftcoastzen Thanks for posting, somehow I hadn‘t gotten to it yet buried in emails!😄 3d
CallMeIshmael I didn‘t see this! Thank you 3d
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CallMeIshmael
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I did a thing today, I just so happened to be passing by Indianapolis for work so I took a little detour and it was amazing. @britt_brooke

Leftcoastzen Oh wow! So jealous! Maybe someday. 3w
Julsmarshall So cool! 3w
britt_brooke Ahhhh, I‘m SO JEALOUS!! One day, I will get there! 3w
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Leftcoastzen
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britt_brooke I know, me too!! I love that they‘re putting on this celebration. I always remember his birthday because it‘s 2 days after mine. 🤍 One of these I‘ll visit the KVML. It‘s look incredible! 1mo
britt_brooke Thank you for tagging me. 😚 1mo
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steph_phanie
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Using today's extra hour to finally finally read this!

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LizaComberg
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Panpan

Although captivating at some points, the speaker's made-up fantasy world (upon his hospitalization) gets quite eccentric, yet dull, as if it's been overdone.

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I think I am finally old (and cynical) enough to enjoy and appreciate Vonnegut‘s satire. 😂 Vonnegut‘s contemplations on war, life, time, and free will left me with all the feels. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, the autobiographical elements with Vonnegut‘s own experiences as a WWII POW heighten the effect. It‘s easy to insert Vonnegut for the fictional Billy Pilgrim, and want to shield him from the absurdity that is life. So it goes. 4⭐️

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Kitta
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This book has stuck with me for years. A definite must read!

#alphabetgame #letterS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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ambrosiasalad
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Very apt and succinct anti-war read. Charming and witty

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fredthemoose
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have no idea how to review this! It was my #LMPBC pick for a group reading classics and I had no idea what to expect. A largely satirical anti-war novel with some really fantastic writing. I have a hard time with fantastical stuff in books and there was a bit of that, but it moved fast and was a great read. A strong pick—I‘ll definitely add more Vonnegut in the future! @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks it‘s on its way to you!

Leftcoastzen An all time favorite! 4mo
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vivastory
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This is great news. Vonnegut's words in the article on book censorship are well worth reading:
https://lithub.com/the-kurt-vonnegut-library-is-donating-1000-copies-of-slaughte...

Ruthiella 👍👍👍 6mo
Branwen Stories like this help renew my faith in humanity! 💕📚👏🏻 6mo
vivastory @Branwen Same here! 💙 6mo
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Leftcoastzen 👏 7mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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Leftcoastzen 💗💗💗 8mo
KristiAhlers So true. In fact at the last book club meeting I was at for one of my groups one woman shoved a title away because she didn‘t want LGBTQ crammed down her throat. I‘m like whaaa made me sick she was so judgmental. And in the process she‘s missing an amazing book. 8mo
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5feet.of.fury
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I should have read this book back when I did drugs.

The prose, recurring elements and events are fascinating. A truly bizarre way to tell a story.

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5feet.of.fury
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The_Book_Ninja Enjoying? 8mo
5feet.of.fury @The_Book_Ninja the fruit salad was great, but the book is rambling and strange.. the pages are turning though. 8mo
Trashcanman So it goes 8mo
5feet.of.fury @Trashcanman all this happened, more or less. 8mo
The_Book_Ninja @5feet.of.fury fair enough😌 8mo
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ambrosiasalad

“Lot‘s wife was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes.

People aren‘t supposed to look back. I‘m certainly not going to do it anymore. I‘ve finished my war book now. The next one I write is going to be fun. This one is a failure, and it had to be, since it was written by a pillar of salt.”

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5feet.of.fury
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#roll100 @PuddleJumper

My picks for the month!
I said if I got a number I had already read (49) I would substitute the most recent “stacked”‘ so I will read a couple, at least, and not just stack infinite books.

Excited to add these to the mix!

PuddleJumper That's a good idea for numbers you've already read. Looks good! 9mo
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Mdonald
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MarshmallowAdventures
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I considered this novel a classic before ever opening it, and I was proven correct. The strong symbolism carries the story through war and the aftermath of war on a soldier‘s psyche.

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IamIamIam
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Bailedbailed

Sometimes you read a book and realize it's just not for you. Since I don't feel obligated to read classics I'm not enjoying, I'm moving on. So it goes.

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JMEdwards
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Finally got around to reading this classic. What a bizarre but compelling read. If you have an interest in the horrors of war, the bombing of Dresden in WWII, the aliens on Tralfamadore, or the nature of time. Give this a read. He doesn't pull any punches. Many people die. So it goes.

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Tera0707
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Barnes and noble has their hardcovers 50% off, so of course I had to go browse. Also grabbed a couple paperbacks 😃

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 103.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “All this happened, more or less.“ My #favoritefirstline. I'm recycling an old photo, but like the book, and the opening line, it too is a favorite! I decided to #reread this after Tom Roston's recent “The Writer's Crusade“ - a thoughtful deep dive into Vonnegut's most famous work. I think I've read Slaughterhouse-Five more than any other book. It will ALWAYS hold up. I'm so grateful his Dresden story finally came to fruition.

Cinfhen It‘s a fabulous photo 😍😍😍I‘m almost inspired to try this book again xx 13mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😙😙 13mo
CallMeIshmael I recently reread it also as I talked a friend who had never read Vonnegut to give it a try and it‘s amazing how good this book is 13mo
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael And it somehow gets better with every reread, I swear. So good. 💚 13mo
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Leftcoastzen
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A little bit more Vonnegut! @britt_brooke
I know I uses to have Sirens of Titan & Player Piano in those old Dell editions.Buried in a box or given away? I tended to give out copies to those who hadn‘t read him & expressed an interest.I was drawn to the Deadeye Dick & Welcome to the Monkey House both UK covers that I hadn‘t seen , found them at the same library sale.So it goes.

Ruthiella Excellent collection! 🤩 13mo
britt_brooke Love your collection! 🤩 13mo
Leftcoastzen @britt_brooke Thank You! 13mo
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Burpito
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Oh HELL yea love me some casual anti-war sci fi aliens time travel 4th dimension black comedy. Can't spell slaughterhouse without laughter

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pilardib
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I thought I would love this book but I didn't. So it goes.

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britt_brooke
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Done! Nothing like finishing your pumpkin on Halloween. 🎃 Hope my fellow Vonnegutians enjoy! #happyhalloween

vivastory Rating this using John Green's method that you described in your recent review, this gets: 5 ⭐ 13mo
Well-ReadNeck 👏🏼💀🙌🏼 13mo
Trashcanman That's awesome!!! I love it. So it goes 13mo
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wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻❤️ 13mo
BookDragonNotWorm Great idea! 13mo
kspenmoll Just adore this! 13mo
Leftcoastzen I love that so much! 13mo
reading_rainbow It‘s so good!!! 13mo
Aims42 It turned out great!!! Great job!!!! 13mo
britt_brooke @vivastory 😄 Thank you so much, Scott! 13mo
britt_brooke @Trashcanman Thanks, George! 13mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen I knew you‘d love it!! 💚💚 13mo
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PaperbackPirate
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Happy Banned Books Week! What are you reading to celebrate? I‘m going to read Slaughterhouse-Five for the first time. If it‘s good enough for Kevin Bacon, it‘s good enough for me.
#FootlooseReference #BannedBooksWeek

vivastory Hope you like it! It's one of my favorites 1y
PaperbackPirate @vivastory So far I‘ve read 2 others by Vonnegut so I‘m feeling positive. Thank you for the encouragement! 1y
Sharpeipup Hoping to get this one in time 1y
PaperbackPirate @Sharpeipup Sounds like a good one! Sending speedy vibes for your book! 1y
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OliviaBaldacci
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Highly recommend!

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"And so it goes" - Kurt Vonnegut

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elisebarker
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I was a little nervous about this book being about war and aliens, but dang was it good! I admit I read the Sparks notes summary after every chapter to make sure I was understanding it right 😅

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DimeryRene
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Another reread of a classic this year.

bio_chem06 That tattoo is great! 1y
DimeryRene @bio_chem06 Thank you! I just got it and I am obsessed. ❤️💛 1y
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TK421
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Sometimes you have to make the best of a rainy work related drive. Alternating between James Franco reading chapters of Slaughterhouse-Five, and listening to my favorite Frank Turner album, this rainy morning isn't so bad after all. I was also happy to see some soggy bison out today.

Avanders I noticed your lady was missing 😔 And then I noticed you haven‘t posted in 4 months!! 😔 Time goes by too quickly… but I hope you are both doing well ♥️♥️ 1y
Trashcanman How are you doing brother? I hope you and yours are all well. Send my regards to Laurie 1y
BethM I second what @Avanders said. Hugs to both of you and hope things are ok! 14mo
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Chrissyreadit I just went to say hi to Laura on her page and it was gone- I hope you are both ok. I miss you guys here on Litsy ❤️ 13mo
Trashcanman Hope you are both ok ❤️ 12mo
kspenmoll Good to hear from you! Echoing all the above. 11mo
Chrissyreadit Thinking of you guys. I saw Laura took her page down. I‘m using a book she gave me and wanted her to know I miss her and her presence on litsy. ❤️ 11mo
Bklover Hey! I‘ve been thinking about you guys. Hope you both are ok- miss you both! ❤️❤️ 8mo
Bklover I‘m back again. Miss you!! 6mo
BethM What they said! Miss you guys! 6mo
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Jennaree3
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Up next! I couldn‘t understand why this was part of the “once-banned book list,” but when the mention of, let‘s just say, shagging a Shetland, comes into play before page 40...OK i get it

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Palimpsest
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The first time I heard of this book I was a kid in the 80s watching the 1984 version of Footloose with my older sister where Ren says it‘s a great book and says it‘s a classic. I agree. It took until this weekend to finally read it. I‘m glad it is non-linear because even though Vonnegut is brilliant at only giving snapshots of the horrors of war and allowing the reader to fill in the blanks I needed to move around in time because it‘s a difficult

BookingitwithSandra “In some towns it‘s a classic” people and their weird book banning ideology. Lol 2y
Palimpsest Subject. Some of the characters are so visceral. Anyhow, it reminded me of my grandpa who was a scout in WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and it made me think of the wars being fought now and just opened up a lot of emotions and questions for me. Seriously good read since it moved me to think about so much, which for me is the joy of reading and having a bit of that shared experience with the characters. It made me think about life. 2y
Palimpsest “In every town”. Haha @lifeisasnap I‘m so against banning/ burning books, but I now know why the citizens of Bomont got so crazy about it. I don‘t think I‘ve read another book with the word motherfucker in it. 2y
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BookingitwithSandra @Palimpsest true- although, have you read the Devil Wears Prada? The F word is like every other world! Lol Mother F sounds more realistic than an over use of Fuck. Lol 2y
Trashcanman So it goes 2y
Palimpsest @Lifeisasnap No, I haven‘t read it, guilty of only having watched the movie. The F word doesn‘t bother me, but in movies and especially writing unless there is a good reason for it it feels trite and loses its impact. I think Vonnegut used it appropriately and then continued to write how that word wasn‘t as effective as it had been in the past, but if it‘s going to be used it should be shocking, not redundant. So I agree. 🙂 2y
vivastory I LOVE this review! Is this your first Vonnegut? 2y
Palimpsest @vivastory I somehow only just saw your comment, thank you! I read The Sirens of Titan and Welcome to the Monkey House in high school, but that was over 25 years ago and I honestly only remember that I liked both immensely, but don‘t remember much content of either the short stories or Titan. Any recommendations on which ones are must reads or what I should choose next, please let me know! He‘s a stellar writer. 1y
vivastory I recommend God Bless You, Mr.Rosewater. That's the last one that I gave 5 stars to. I also love Mother Night & Cat's Cradle, but CC is pretty wild. Deadeye Dick is another favorite. 1y
Palimpsest @vivastory thank you so much! 1y
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Twainy
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🎧 My 1st Vonnegut.

Audible & Libby. Different narrators. James Franco & Ethan Hawke. I listened to both. I liked the Hawke version better.

The 1st chapter reads like a preface but it‘s chapter 1. Anti-war! Author survived Dresden & you can tell.

Billy Pilgrim survives war, a plane crash, time travel, boring marriage, aliens ...

There‘s so much to unpack here. Depressing, dry wit, dark humor.

Lazaro ... so it goes 2/13/1976

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Horrortorte Fantastic book, and you'll have a fantastic journey if you're going to explore his body of work 👍 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I read this in college and don't remember a thing. Time for an audio reread. You had me at the Ethan Hawke narration! 2y
Twainy @Horrortorte @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick thank you both. I have Cats Cradle on my giant TBR stack 😁 and definitely Sample the JF narration on Audible!! There‘s a definite difference! Oddly I don‘t think the Ethan Hawke version is on Audible but Libby let me sample it. Happy Sunday! 🤗🤗 2y
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freeatlast1137
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I should have never read a review about this book before listening to it, because I got so annoyed with the listening to “and so it goes” a thousand times.

I think I probably will need to read this book instead of audio, because I think I would enjoy the time travel aspect of it, but at this point, I did not enjoy it.

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CallMeIshmael
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The Vonnegut collection is coming along nicely

britt_brooke 🤩🤩🤩 2y
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke I knew you would appreciate 2y
vivastory Nice!! 2y
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TheEllieMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 155
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

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vivastory
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In my early 20s I had a poster of this movie but never saw it due to how difficult it was to find. I forgot it existed until I saw the LitHub article. Def going to check it out this upcoming weekend. I recall watching 2 prior Vonnegut adaptations: Breakfast of Champions (feat. Bruce Willis) & Mother Night (feat Nick Nolte & Sheryl Lee). Whereas the BoC adaptation was atrocious I do remember thoroughly enjoying Mother Night.

BestDogDad Good stuff! Thanks for sharing. I think I saw the SH5 film a long time ago, I might have to revisit. I rather liked the Mother Night film. 2y
Trashcanman That was a weird trailer lol 2y
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britt_brooke Thanks for the tag! I‘ve never seen any of the films. Lmk how Slaughterhouse-Five is. I‘m so curious. The trailer looks weird, but good ... like the book. I‘m always scared of adaptations of favorites, though! 2y
vivastory @BestDogDad I've been planning a reread of MN, think I'll do another watch of the movie afterwards. It's always been one of my fave Vonneguts 2y
vivastory @Trashcanman 😂 It really is 2y
vivastory @britt_brooke I'm with you on adaptations. Thinking about Bruce Willis in a Vonnegut adaptation, BoC no less...the 90s were much stranger than people realize 😂 2y
britt_brooke @vivastory Right, haha! I can‘t wrap my brain around anyone trying to adapt BoC, much less that casting decision. Yikes. The 90s were so good .... and SO bad. 😂 2y
Bookzombie @Trashcanman It was weird and long. Lol. 2y
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anniebannanie
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Time isn‘t real.

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rabbitprincess
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A re-read from my university days. An inventive concept and powerful storytelling about the war. Also I‘ve been getting the planet‘s name wrong for years: I‘ve been calling it Tralfalmadore (two L‘s in there) instead of Tralfamadore.
#ShutdownReadathon round 2 book 10

MsMelissa I really need to read this. I thought I‘d put the e-book on hold at the library but it turns out I didn‘t. 2y
rabbitprincess @MsMelissa I quite liked it on re-reading, which was a relief! 2y
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#quotsyFeb21 @TK-421
Day 6 #Warning

“All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.”

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Babydee2010
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Continuing my read of banned books.

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britt_brooke
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My husband is the BEST. Love, love, love! 🎄 Hope everyone‘s holidays have been joyous! 💚

kspenmoll Perfect gift for you!!! 2y
MsMelissa Nicely done by hubby 👍🏻 2y
Caroline2 Ahhhh it‘s took me a while to get the “so it goes”. A great poster. 👍 (and a great book, I read it for the first time last year. V impressed.) 2y
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vivastory This is fantastic! I wish I could like this post more than once! 2y
Cinfhen Fabulous! Do you already have a spot in mind for where to hang it?!?!! 2y
Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 hubs!! 2y
Jas16 That is awesome! 2y
LeahBergen Wonderful!! 2y
britt_brooke @Book_Fiend_Melissa He‘s the best! 💚 2y
britt_brooke @Caroline2 So happy you liked it! I love it more with every reread. 💚 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I do! In the living room, across from my book shelves. 😍 2y
britt_brooke @Megabooks He‘s the best! 💚 2y
britt_brooke @Jas16 💚💚 2y
ValerieAndBooks Awesome 🤩 2y
CallMeIshmael So awesome 2y
britt_brooke @QuintusMarcus Speaking of Vonnegut, look what my husband got me for Christmas! It‘s now hanging in our living room. 2y
QuintusMarcus Wow, that‘s incredible! Props to husband for that one! 2y
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KimHM
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Leftcoastzen Wow, great article! 2y
KimHM It is such a good article that I can‘t stop thinking about SH5, so I guess that will be my Christmas re-read 😍 2y
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KimHM
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This beauty came to live with us this summer—meet Billy Pilgrim 😻❤️😻❤️😻❤️😻❤️

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britt_brooke
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Here‘s the quote on the other side. Brilliant!

Leftcoastzen Me too!🍸🥃🍷 2y
Ruthiella Love it! ❤️ 2y
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CallMeIshmael You have all the cool things 2y
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael I am truly spoiled! 2y
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britt_brooke
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🤯🤯🤯 Absolutely perfect. I may have teared up a little. Amazing, Heather! I love, love, love it! 🍻

Leftcoastzen OMG! And how bad do I want to go to the museum! 2y
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Same! I‘ll get there one day. I even have family in Indianapolis, but haven‘t been there in years. 2y
Leftcoastzen I have a friend in Chicago who I would visit anyway, if she doesn‘t want to go , I‘ll rent a car!😁Travel , sigh. Someday. 2y
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