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Life After Life
Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she?Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.
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deborahheishman
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One of my favorite contemporary authors.

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 3d
CarolynM Mine too. Welcome to Litsy 🌼 3d
SarahHarts_books Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉🎉🎉 3d
TheLibrarian Welcome to Litsy! 2d
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Rachel.Rencher
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Oh my gosh @Meaw_catlady , I just got your package in the mail! Thank you so much. 😭 I'm so excited to read the books, and I absolutely love the endangered species chocolate! I'm currently burning the incense and trying a cup of this tea. I love everything!! Thank you. ❤❤❤

Meaw_catlady Awww I‘m glad it made it!! Warms my heart that you love it! The clear quartz is from a field trip I did to a quarry ! Hope it all brings you good energy 💕🤗 3d
Rachel.Rencher @Meaw_catlady Awh thank you! I love it 🤗 I put it next to my little buddha on my windowsill. ❤ 3d
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Meaw_catlady
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Yay! The winner of my #7777giveaway is @Rachel.Rencher ! Email me at evemag92@ hotmail.com I will be sending you these three beautiful books and a couple other goodies! Thanks so much to everyone who played!

Rachel.Rencher Oh my gosh! Thanks so much 😍 I'll send you an email here in just a minute! ❤ 1w
DaveGreen7777 Congratulations @Rachel.Rencher 😀👏🎉📚 1w
AmyG Yay @Rachel.Rencher 🎉🎉🎉 1w
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Krinak
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1) cats! I‘ve seen so many movies/books with alternate dimensions and I feel like I never see animals! I would miss my cats 😩
2) not let what people said get to me and enjoy what I liked to do (which is read) and not care if people thought it was weird
3) my weirdness! I laugh at my own jokes, randomly sing or dance, and I‘m definitely a little nerdy

Thanks for the chance to win!! @Meaw_catlady #7777giveaway

Meaw_catlady Keep being younique!!! Great answers ! Cats have been a big one for the alternate dimension questions! 😻 you‘re entered ! 2w
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Rachel.Rencher
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These questions are so fun! 🤓

1. I would miss water features. I kind of feel like I moved to an alternate dimension when I left the mountains to live in a desert. No lakes here... only reservoir things. 😖
2. I would learn to stand up for myself earlier than I did.
3. I would never in a million years trade my relationship with my husband. We're goofy and loving and it's perfect. ❤

Thanks for the chance @Meaw_catlady ! #7777Giveaway

Meaw_catlady Fantastic answers! Thanks for playing and thanks for the follow! You‘re entered ! 💕 2w
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher I stick with answers 1 and 3. 🤗 This perfectly reflects how I think. But concerning 2, I would definitely route for a different professional field since all started well but then somehow all went downhill. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2w
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Oh, no! It's never too late to change ❤ 2w
Lucas.Rencher Aww I love you babe 😘 2w
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AmyG
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Thank you @Meaw_catlady for your #7,777Giveaway.
I love your questions!
1. My children and my cat.
2. I would follow the Grateful Dead after high school for a few years June ‘76 - ‘79 and then go to college.
3. My love of books and music. I can‘t imagine life without those 2 things.

Meaw_catlady Thanks for playing! Great answers! You‘re entered! 🤗💕 2w
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BookwormAHN
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@Meaw_catlady is having a nice giveaway. Share her post, answer her questions and tag her to enter.
🐱 My fur babies Jezzy & Druzy.
🐱 I'd finish college.
🐱 I would never want to change how close me & my family are, especially me & my niece & nephews.
#7,777Giveaway

Meaw_catlady Yay! Thanks for playing! Great answers! You‘re entered! 💕 2w
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DaveGreen7777
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The wonderful @Meaw_catlady is having a giveaway to celebrate her 7,777 Litfluence! Her posts are always so much fun to read, I‘m very happy to be one her followers! 😊

1. Dogs! No dimension without dogs is worth living in! 🐶
2. Focus more on my writing. I like my job, but sometimes wish I had pursued writing more ambitiously earlier on instead of building an accounting career.
3. I‘d never want to change my creativity, I love creating stories.

Meaw_catlady I feel that way about cats!! Thanks so much for being one of my followers and not only that a friend 🤗 good answers ! Creativity is really great! I hope to one day read one of your stories if you would let me ! You‘re entered ! 🖖 2w
DaveGreen7777 Awww, thank you so much, @Meaw_catlady! 😊 I did start an urban fantasy story on Wattpad if you ever want to check it out! https://my.w.tt/biGkCjIhAW (edited) 2w
Meaw_catlady Awesome I will check it out! Thanks! 2w
Buechersuechtling @DaveGreen7777 You can‘t know how thankful I am for your answer to question 2. I also would definitely route for a different professional field since all started well but then somehow all went downhill. 🤷🏽‍♀️ At least that‘s what it feels like. It‘s so sad but I also try not to lose hope that it will get better because usually I am very enthusiastic once I saw how the wind blows … (Which sounds badly opportunistic but isn‘t meant that way.) 2w
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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1. If I were in an alternate reality, I'd miss my cats!
2. I would make sure I finished college and got my degree.
3. I wouldn't change my caring and loving personality!

@Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Yay! Thank you for playing ! You‘re entered 🥰 2w
Nerdy_Bookworm Thank you! 😊 2w
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Meaw_catlady
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Hello! Today I won a giveaway on Instagram and it‘s so beautiful to me because I am posting mine today! It‘s like a sign from the stars! Sorry my international bbs I‘m gonna have to limit this to US only. But you can still answer the questions if you would like. To be entered just repost and answer my questions! I‘m excited to see y‘alls answers! These three books and some other goodies will be the gifts! Tag me! Closes in 7 days on the 17th! 🖖🖖

Avanders ♥️♥️ 2w
AmyG Thank you! 2w
Rachel.Rencher How fun! 🤗 2w
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sherryvdh
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📚 Tagged. The house Ursula grew up in was Fox Corner, if I remember correctly.
🎥 Fantastic Mr. Fox
🎼 Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix Experience
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🦊💙 3w
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Billypar
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#everybreathyoutake #anglophileapril
Every breath Ursula takes is quickened by the buried memories of her past lives, especially when she has the chance to alter her present life's tragic course. From the beginning, we learn that she may be stalking a prominent quarry, even as death seems to stalk her. The form sounds like the best part (and it is good fun), but the characters made the novel for me- they rank with the best British classics.

Cinfhen Great choice!!! Although this novel drove me bonkers... not in a good way 🙄 1mo
Billypar @Cinfhen There is so much brutality to endure, and the forward momentum (not quite the right phrase for this I know 😉) does slow down in the second half. I wouldn't have liked it half as much if I didn't respond to Atkinson's writing as I did. 1mo
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Cinfhen I felt like I was stuck in some sort of time warp BUT it was pissing me off. 😂😂😂I almost bailed but did manage to finish the book but swore I‘d never read Atkins again. And now I‘m cohosting #BelowZer00s buddy read, with @BarbaraBB featuring a book by Atkins (edited) 1mo
Zelma @Cinfhen I couldn‘t even finish Life After Life but absolutely loved Case Histories. So, so different. 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Zelma I‘ve heard this book/series is good 🤞🏼🤞🏼 1mo
Reviewsbylola Pretty sure I either hated this book or bailed on it so I‘m equally excited about the readalong choice. 😆 @Cinfhen 1mo
Billypar Sorry to have to tell you this @Zelma and @Reviewsbylola but I've heard if you bail on this book, it means you're doomed to pick it up in all your future lives until you reach the end 😉🕰️🌨️ (@Cinfhen you're in the clear). 1mo
Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆 1mo
Mdargusch Very funny @billypar! 😁 1mo
Zelma @Billypar 😳😂👏 1mo
CarolynM I loved this too, but I loved the companion novel, A God in Ruins, even more. 1mo
readordierachel That's so good to hear @CarolynM ! I really loved this one and have been wondering about God in Ruins. 1mo
Billypar @CarolynM Glad to hear you say this because I'd like to spend more time with the Todd family. There's always that fear though of whether the 2nd book will live up. 1mo
Suet624 I read this a few years back when I had a lot of brain fog from Lyme. I was so confused while I was reading it! “Wait, who is this again? What is happening??” 😂😂😂 1mo
Billypar @Suet624 Yeah, I would not want to read this while dealing with brain fog: this is the kind of novel to read while highly caffeinated 😴 ☕😃 1mo
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Eggs
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1️⃣ time travel/do-overs a la tagged book
2️⃣ Martians a la Bradbury
3️⃣ Marthe de Florian a la The Velvet Hours
4️⃣ @CoffeeAndABook @Kappadeemom

#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

CoffeeAndABook Thank you for the tag 😊 it‘s an interesting prompt! I‘ll have to give it some thought... I like your answers 💡 1mo
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Billypar
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Had a wonderful weekend at Hudson, NY scouting wedding venues and stopped at a bookstore and bar I've been wanting to try for years. It didn't disappoint: great books, beer, coffee hummus...(we went two days in a row 😀).
Got two books: Mr. Fox- Helen Oyeyemi and Swan- Mary Oliver. With the tagged book, I have a strange trilogy of fox references, coincidentally jiving with my favorite song of late: Portions for Foxes by Rilo Kiley. 🦊

merelybookish There is so much packed into this great post! 1mo
Leftcoastzen I love it when I like a place so much I want go back the next day.😃 1mo
LeahBergen That place sounds marvellous! 1mo
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readordierachel Loved this book, and that song! 1mo
Billypar @merelybookish Thanks- that's how I felt about the shop when I was there: so many good things in one place ☺️ 1mo
Billypar @Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Yeah, I made the most of the back to back visits: I'm 2.5 hours away, so not close enough to frequent, unfortunately. But will definitely return every chance I get! 1mo
Billypar @readordierachel I'm midway through the book, and it's more than living up to the hype so far. The song has taken over my brain lately- the new Jenny Lewis album reminded me that I never listened to Rilo Kiley as much as I should have. 1mo
BarbaraBB Great picture of a happy man 💕 1mo
JennyM Awesome pic! 1mo
vivastory Great picture. I love Jenny Lewis new solo album. 1mo
Cathythoughts Great pic ... do I see wedding venues ??! The move is on then 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
batsy Ooh, this place sounds like a dream! And I'm off to find this song 🦊 1mo
CarolynM I'm another fan of the book and the song🙂 The new album is growing on me. 1mo
Billypar @BarbaraBB Thanks- quite happy indeed: hoping some can carry over into a Monday 😁 1mo
Billypar @JennyM Thanks! ☺️ 1mo
Billypar @vivastory @CarolynM I really like the new album. The sounds aren't as catchy as her last one, but I like that she varies her style as much as she does from album to album. 1mo
Billypar @vivastory @CarolynM Ack- autocorrect: songs* not sounds. 1mo
Billypar @Cathythoughts Yes: we are finally back to actively planning (now engaged four years strong 😁) 1mo
Billypar @batsy It's been in my head for almost two weeks I think. Luckily it's an excellent song so I don't mind at all 🎶☺️🎶 1mo
CarolynM Yes, the 4 solo albums are all very different in style and so was Jenny and Johnny but they all had at least one song that I loved immediately and I haven't found that with the new one. I've never heard the NAF one but I think that's different again. (edited) 1mo
Billypar @CarolynM Yeah- that happens for me too- it's easier to get into a new album if there's at least one song you love right away. I'm still a pretty new fan of hers- I only started when Voyager came out, and still need to listen to her earlier solo stuff. 1mo
Suet624 I love songs that just hang on and won‘t give up their spot in your brain. Love the photo. 1mo
Billypar @Suet624 I agree- as long as it's a good song. Thanks! ☺️ 1mo
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OnlyYoo
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Mehso-so

This book is about a girl named Ursula who starts her life over every time she dies. It‘s kind of like Groundhog‘s Day but she starts her life over instead of just the day. While a really interesting concept (lots of butterfly effect endings) it was just too long! I don‘t mind a long book, but I would at least like for there to be a point.

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Eggs
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1️⃣ That is serendipitous-I just finished Life after Life which contains time travel/reincarnation
2️⃣ always the Start
3️⃣ I would change events so I would not be seemingly surrounded so often by illness and death; sad but real
4️⃣ @wanderinglynn @whatshesreadingnow @emilyhaldi @SarahBradley @geodynamical

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Eggs
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I knew by reading Litsy reviews that the timeline was going to be challenging; but this book just swept me away

Theaelizabet One of my favorite books. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! I just couldn‘t hang with it!! ❤️🖤 2mo
Eggs Thanks @Theaelizabet 🌺 2mo
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Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am drawn to reincarnation lit/deja vu 😯 2mo
rachaich Loved this and also the other one. God in Ruins? Both brilliant. 2mo
cmarie I LOVE this book. Once I understood the timeline thing I was completely hooked 2mo
Eggs @rachaich thanks for the recommendation🌸💗 2mo
Eggs @cmarie yesssss❣️❣️ 2mo
readordierachel I loved this one too! 2mo
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DivineDiana
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More books completed for future quarters of #booked2019 in the Winter.

13. Life After Life
14. Sin- Selected Poems of Farugh Farrokhzad
20. The Alice Network
23. The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
24. The Nine: Inside The Secret World of the Supreme Court

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You did great 2mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Trying to be proactive! 😉 But full disclosure, I did not even start IRL Book Club‘s choice for the month which meets today! And frantically trying to finish tomorrow‘s Book Club‘s pick! 😬 (edited) 2mo
GatheringBooks i have been meaning to read a kate atkinson book for the looongest time. been reading so many positive reviews. 2mo
Cinfhen Uh oh!!! Somebody has some cramming to do!!! What are the books??? 2mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen The Turner House by Angela Flournoy and Troubles by J. G. Farrell 2mo
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SoniaC
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This is a beautifully written but in many ways devastating book. I loved the unique way of storytelling but it‘s very heavy at points.

BookNAround I listened to this one in the car and was so grateful I‘d read something about the restarting over and over again or I might have thought the audio was glitchy! But it was an amazing book to listen to and really highlighted Atkinson‘s intentional repetition. 2mo
SoniaC @BookNAround oh I bet it was interesting on audio! 2mo
readordierachel Loved this one. Anxious to read the sequel. 2mo
rachaich Both books are great! 2mo
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HeatherBookNerd
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New post up today at @bookriot. I suggest a reading list to introduce you to one of my favorite authors. Check it out.

https://bookriot.com/2019/03/22/reading-pathway-kate-atkinson/

#amwriting #amreading

Carolyn11215 Just put A hold on Life After Life at my library! Thanks...I‘ve been meaning to read her books for a while and a “roadmap” is always helpful! 2mo
HeatherBookNerd @Carolyn11215 oh good! She‘s SO good! 2mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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This is a well-written book based on a rather odd premise. It‘s like Groundhog Day for life. It starts with Ursula Todd‘s birth on a snowy night in 1910. The doctor fails to arrive in time and the baby is stillborn, the cord wrapped around her neck. The next thing we know, the story resets and starts over. The story continues like this, resetting each time she dies. I never understood why. Why her? Is it magic? No answers, but a good story anyway.

Erofan A great story that made me wonder how I would have lived my life if I had a lot of chances! 2mo
Emilyrjones22 I loved this book so much! 2mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Erofan @Emilyrjones22 I don‘t know. It was an interesting story—I love the time period that it covers. I guess I just didn‘t really see the point. Of course all of our lives are a maze defined by our choices, with the slightest variations ending in widely divergent paths, but this seems to be a given. What is the theme here? What is the author‘s purpose or message? Except for a dim instinctual avoidance of some situations, what does Ursula learn? 2mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit I know Groundhog Day is a hackneyed comparison, but at least we see the MC learn from his experiences and grow from a jerk into a decent person. Ursula seems to be a decent person throughout who doesn‘t really remember her other experiences (not consciously) so can‘t really learn from them. It‘s just a matter of chance, basically. I felt a little cheated at the end by the randomness. Maybe that was the point! What do you think? 2mo
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Eggs
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wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 2mo
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Ingerella
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I loved this book so much. It took me a few chapters to understand what was happening but once I caught on, I was all in. I can see where it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it certainly was mine. I can't wait to read the "companion novel" A God in Ruins. I'm not sure if this is an unpopular opinion, but this was a 5⭐ read for me.

#LAL2019

CarolynM I liked it a lot too and I think A God in Ruins is even better. 2mo
Ingerella @CarolynM ooh, good to know! I'm trying to decide when to start it. I have one book I have to finish then I'll decide. I kind of want to savor Life After Life for a bit. 2mo
Laura317 I really liked this too. Not sure I wanted to know what happens next until I saw @CarolynM ‘s post. 2mo
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Cortg I have both books sitting on my bookshelf patiently waiting for me to read them! 2mo
BarbaraJean I LOVED this book. I was wary because I was really unimpressed by the only other Kate Atkinson I‘d read (Case Histories), but I devoured this one and loved every minute. 2mo
CarolynM @Laura317 It's not really what happens next, it focuses on Teddy's life and the family he makes. I found it really moving. 2mo
Bklover I‘ll be interested to hear what you think of the companion book. I read Life After Life and loved it, but had no desire to read the follow up book about Teddy. If you love it, maybe I should reconsider!! 2mo
Ingerella @Cortg Give them a go! @Laura317 I am looking forward to Teddy's story. I'm also curious to know if he has the same gift. 2mo
Ingerella @BarbaraJean This was my first by Kate Atkinson. The day before I started reading it my friend, who I usually always agree with on books, told me she hated this book. I went in very apprehensive for that reason but ended up loving it! 2mo
Ingerella @Bklover I'll let you know how it goes! 2mo
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DivineDiana
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The Todds are an upper middle class English family living in Fox Corner, outside of London. Ursula Todd, born in 1910, lives a series of parallel existences through two brutal world wars and into the 1960‘s. Chapter titles and dates help the reader to follow the repeated lives. I found the format creative, albeit confusing at times. Ursula experienced a full life, at times tragic, but never dull.

Ruthiella Right! I was so impressed by this book! How it never got gimmicky or dull! 😀 2mo
DivineDiana @Ruthiella Agree! Never a dull moment! 🙂 2mo
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Andrew65
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Today‘s #LustForLife tag made me think of Kate Atkinson‘s Life After Life. This is a quite unique book about Ursula who continually gets to reboot her life and start all over again when she dies through multiple causes through her myriad lives. Took a while to get into it but then loved it and it‘s partner book A God In Ruins.
#MarchIntoThe70s

Lizpixie Nice choice👍❤️ 2mo
EadieB Great choice! 2mo
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Eggs
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Happy Almost-Spring Sunday Reading🌺🍃🌸🌱🌷🌿💐

What are you reading today?

JoScho Lovely picture. I just finished 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘m about to start something new... At the moment it‘s this one, but I may change my mind yet...! 3mo
BiblioLitten About to finish 3mo
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Scochrane26 Right now, I‘m re-reading I‘m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson. Will prob focus on reading The Case for Jamie (Brittany Cavallaro) later today. 3mo
Crazeedi Her newest one, I've read this whole series and they have never disappointed 3mo
RamsFan1963 The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn and... 3mo
Erofan I started reading 3mo
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MallenNC
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My pick for #TurnBackTime. Life After Life isn‘t time travel but the main character‘s life starts over and over. I still need to read the sequel. #literaryluck (P.S. I hate the time change. It makes me feel sick for a few days every time.)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I like it, but not for the first few days!! 3mo
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks i just wish we‘d pick a time and leave it that way 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MallenNC me too!! I like this one because we have more daylight 🌞 3mo
vkois88 The time change is definitely messing with me. I hate losing that hour of sleep the first night 😑😑😑 3mo
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Ingerella
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Here we are at the end of our Buddy Read! Thanks so much @Pruzy for co-hosting and for having such great questions, including our final discussion question this week! Make sure you swing over there!
My easy questions this week are these: What were your final thoughts on the book? Do you plan on reading the companion novel, A God in Ruins?

I loved reading this book with buddies. Thanks so much for joining in!
#LAL2019 #LifeAfterLife

readordierachel Thanks for hosting @Ingerella and @Pruzy !! I really loved the book and plan on reading the sequel very soon (and more Atksinson in general). It was such a cool twist on historical fiction. I'm anxious to see where she takes this idea in A God in Ruins! 3mo
cobwebmoth Even though there were some very heavy topics in the book I still enjoyed it. I didn't know about the companion novel, so I'll have to check that out. Thanks to you and @Pruzy for hosting the buddy read! It was nice getting to discuss the book with others. 3mo
DivineDiana I enjoyed the book,but I did find it confusing. Not really sure what was real. Probably will not read the companion book. Thank you to you and @Pruzy for organizing the buddy read! I can finally check this off my #MtTbr ! 2mo
Ingerella @cobwebmoth @readordierachel @DivineDiana Thanks so much for joining us! I really loved the book and will definitely read A God In Ruins. 2mo
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Pruzy
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Well, everyone, the last day of our Live After Life #buddyread has arrived! Thanks to all of you who participated and made it this far. Congratulations! This was a really rewarding book to read and I‘m definitely going to read more by Kate Atkinson in the future. Special shoutout to @Ingerella for keeping the buddy read going on weeks where I wasn‘t able to engage as fully as I would have liked!

My question for this week is below! #LAL2019

Pruzy Life After Life started with the assassination of Hitler, surprisingly, Atkinson chose not to end the book with the assassination, although it came close to the end. Rather, we see that Ursula eventually gives up futilely trying to kill Hitler and instead tries to find Teddy and survive the war. The last scene in the book is from the midwife‘s perspective and not Ursula‘s what did you think about this understated ending? What does it signify? 3mo
cobwebmoth It seemed to me that even though Ursula had kind of figured out how to better use her "gift" the whole cycle would just keep repeating. 3mo
Pruzy @cobwebmoth Yes! Almost as though there was nothing for her to do, but enjoy the cycle and tweak it every time in a way that kept those she loved near to her. That said, we still didn‘t get an answer about what Sylvie was doing in London that one life 🤔 3mo
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cobwebmoth @Pruzy I know! There were a couple of things that I had hoped would be clarified by the end, but we just kept getting swept along with Ursula's new timelines. 3mo
Pruzy @cobwebmoth What other things did you want clarified? What happened to Izzie‘s kid? 🤔Hmm, what else 3mo
cobwebmoth Oh yeah, I did always wonder about her baby. And while I enjoyed the book I was kind of hoping for an explanation of why Ursula? What made her so special? 3mo
Pruzy @cobwebmoth Right! What gave her the abilities she had? Interesting question! 3mo
readordierachel @cobwebmoth @pruzy As far as why Ursula, I kinda got the impression at the very end, when Sylvie had the scissors ready, that she knew what was coming, maybe because she had the "gift" too. Maybe it *is* hereditary. I'm curious about Teddy in the next book. 3mo
cobwebmoth @readordierachel Ooh, interesting! I'm definitely curious about Teddy's book. 3mo
DivineDiana @Pruzy @cobwebmoth I thought Izzie‘s baby was Roland, and we eventually find out that he was raised by Sophie and Hugh. They find out that he has a mental condition, and drowns at the beach. 2mo
DivineDiana @readordierachel Yes! When Sophie was ready with the scissors, it led me to believe that she had “the gift “! 2mo
cobwebmoth @DivineDiana Yes, that happened in one of the timelines. I guess I just wanted to know what happened to him in the timelines where he was adopted. 2mo
DivineDiana @cobwebmoth Oh, I do remember that! Forgot there was another timeline for him! I found it all a bit confusing! 2mo
cobwebmoth @DivineDiana There was a lot to take in! 2mo
Ingerella I'm a little late to the comments here, but I did love the book ending. It felt kind of like a snapshot of just some of Ursula's possibilities. I imagine they just go on and on. I loved in the last section where she was really having deja Vu moments like crazy! I didn't mind not know some of those missing details because I really got into what was in store for her in the next life. @cobwebmoth @DivineDiana @readordierachel 2mo
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Question 2!
What type of commentary does Atkinson make on the English
approach to war? Why do you think Atkinson portrayed one of Ursula‘s lives in Germany,
experiencing war and the bombing from the opposing side?
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SoniaC Just started this one. 3mo
Ingerella @SoniaC I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I have loved this book. 3mo
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DivineDiana All caught up! Stranger and stranger!!! 3mo
Ingerella I think she's illustrating that the war was terrible on both sides. Ultimately Ursula was just as at risk. In terms of the approach, there were a few comments that indicated she felt the Nazis worked almost like a machine, and the British weren't going to the same effort to prepare for a war. It also seemed as though her family in Fox Corner were pretty removed from how terrible it was in places like London. 3mo
Laura317 That one scene with Frieda! 😭 It was interesting seeing the war from the Germany side. The big jump in time was a jolt though. 3mo
Pruzy It really was an interesting section! Probably one of the better sections of the book! Grounded the story in historical events instead of running parallel! 3mo
daena I felt the same way @Laura317 The scene with Frieda was intense. 3mo
Laura317 Can someone tell me what we read for this week? I don‘t want to read ahead of the group. 😊 3mo
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We've had some tough reading this last week, and we are still in the middle of "A Long Hard War." This week I found 2 interesting questions.

Question 1! On page 379, Ursula faces a bleak end in Germany with her daughter, Frieda. She chooses

death over life for the first time, saying, “Something had cracked and broken and the order of

things had changed.” What do you think she means by that?
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Ingerella Maybe she's referring to how everything is turned upside down. For example when before the war, food and the essentials for survival were just a given, now they have to search and scrounge for everything. Also, they used to worry about what was happening in the west with the war, but now the rumors of the Russians are more terrifying. When before Ursula worried about Freida not surviving, the real worry now IS her surviving. 3mo
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Here‘s part of my most recent Barnes and Noble bookhaul. Did you know Life After Life had a sequel?! It‘s about the main characters younger brother, beloved Teddy! Life after life was a slow read for me but it stayed long after in my brain. I‘m excited to read this one!

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I love this book so much. This is the fourth or fifth time I‘ve taught it at Pitt!

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My students are taking a test so I‘m doing a bit of reading...🤓

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Dear Buddy Readers,

I'm so sorry I forgot to post this week's schedule! We are in week 5 of our 6 week buddy read, not including the week 3 redo. I hope you all are still hanging in there and will stick with us as we push through the final two weeks.
We'll have our discussion again this coming Sunday.

Happy Reading!

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Pruzy The book keeps getting better and better! 3mo
daena We‘ve got this! It‘s not hard considering what a great book it is. Super curious about how this whole thing is going to wrap up. I honestly have no clue! 3mo
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DivineDiana @daena Agree! 🤔 3mo
Laura317 I‘m loving it. I arrived too late for Sunday‘s discussion, but I hope to be there for this week‘s. 3mo
Ingerella @Laura317 I'm loving it too! 3mo
readordierachel Still really enjoying it! 3mo
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Happy Sunday! Let's talk about this past week's "A Lovely Day Tomorrow" trifecta. At the very beginning of this section, there was a quote from Sylvie that got me thinking. " 'Well, we all get on,'...'one way or another. And in the end we all arrive at the same place. I hardly see that it matters how we get there.' It seemed to Ursula that how you got there was the whole point..."
Who do you agree with?
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Ingerella For the record, this question came from online discussion guide. I really liked how it got my wheels turning and thinking about fate and destiny. 3mo
cobwebmoth I ultimately agree with Ursula. I feel like the journey is often more important than the destination. But in Ursula's case, with her gift/curse, there may be more to it. 3mo
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readordierachel Me too @cobwebmoth And since Ursula frequently has deja vu and borderline premonitions that are telling her to do or avoid things, *how* she gets to wherever she's going seems to have more weight. 3mo
Meaw_catlady This section I kept on asking why does she not seem to have deja vu like she used to as a kid? Like if she did she would know not to go to that apartment. Back to your question tho Clearly for Ursula her choices do make the difference for where she ends up. It changes every time . But she sure does seem to end up miserable no matter the circumstances. 3mo
daena I feel that the journey is just as important as the destination, but it seems for Ursula that journey seems to cause so much anguish and pain. I wonder if that destination ultimately is shaped by the journey. @Meaw_catlady I got that feeling as well. She does not seem to have the same premonitions as she did as a child. This seemed so much more profound. 3mo
Dogearedcopy This seems like a variation of the issue as to whether the end justifies the means and I don't think it's really answered in the reading thus far. We've seen Ursula try to change the outcome of events, by fair means and foul (the flu cycle) and yet now as an adult her choices do not seem deliberate in re the pivotal moments of her fate. But the question does ping back to the opening chapter and the discussion of Hitler.... 3mo
Dogearedcopy It will be interesting to see if/how the narrative resolves back to the moment in the beginning. 3mo
Ingerella @Dogearedcopy I think that's definitely the direction my brain was headed, and I am anxious to see if this is where we are headed. @daena You are thinking along the same lines as me. @Meaw_catlady I wondered the same thing. 3mo
Ingerella @cobwebmoth I agree with you and @readordierachel in that ultimately it's the journey. But in Ursula's case I'm not so sure. Although in 3 different scenarios, the outcome was the same but her journeys were pretty different. Maybe this is Ursula's argument 3mo
Pruzy To me it seems like an interplay between fate (lot of events she experiences can‘t be avoided, only tweaked) and how her Deja vu lets her subtly alter her narrative 3mo
Pruzy Thanks for joining us this weekend, everyone! 3mo
DivineDiana @Pruzy I agree with you. This section was painful, and I so wanted deliverance for Ursula. The journey gives purpose to life. A very interesting question. 3mo
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This week's section is a bit shorter, and includes the chapter A Lovely Day Tomorrow, three times.

Have a great week! See you next Sunday for our discussion!

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@Ingerella is focusing on the purpose of this section for today‘s #LAL2019 discussion, so I‘m going to take this opportunity to ask about a more obscure event that occurred while Ursula was in London...she saw Sylvie leaving a hotel with another man! Do you think her eyes were playing tricks on her or if it actually occurred, what so you think Sylvie was doing? Was it an old fashioned affair or some sort of espionage? And what does it mean?

Meaw_catlady I was just assuming affair. But now that you mention it maybe Sylvie was living a secret life of espionage. Sounds more intriguing . 3mo
Pruzy @Meaw_catlady Yes, wouldn‘t it be a nice plot twist? 3mo
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Dogearedcopy I thought it was Sylvie having an affair, and that was the reason Izzie abruptly made the U-turn with the car: Izzie was hoping Ursula wouldn't see, but Ursula saw it anyway. 3mo
Pruzy @Dogearedcopy Oh interesting! Ursula thought Izzie was unaware, when it could be that actually she was trying to actively hide it from Sylvia! 3mo
cobwebmoth I think that Ursula definitely saw Sylvie. I am curious to find out what she was up to. An affair would be unsurprising to me because Sylvie has eyed other men before. It would be more fun if it was espionage. 3mo
Pruzy @cobwebmoth Which men has she eyed before? I can only think of George 3mo
cobwebmoth @Pruzy I was primarily thinking of George. 3mo
Laura317 I hadn‘t thought of her being a 🕵🏻‍♀️ spy! I doubt it, but that would be a fun twist. 3mo
Ingerella Interesting question! I think Sophie was having an affair. I didn't pick up on the fact that Izzie might be aware of it. Hmm. There were a few times when it seemed Sophie was really ambivalent of Hugh... maybe the affair was the reason why. 3mo
DivineDiana Agree that she did actually see her mother, and that Izzie knows what is happening. Just finished reading Warlight, and there is a glamorous mother character who unbeknownst to her children was a spy. At first, I thought affair, but who knows at this point?!? Onward in the story! 3mo
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This week's section was tough! I felt so much for Ursula and the trajectory her life had taken, but then relief in the life that followed. One question I came across on a list of questions for this book is, Do you think Ursula's ability to relive her life is a gift or a curse? My mind goes in lots of directions when I think about this question, especially after "Like A Fox in a Hole". What do you think?
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Meaw_catlady The whole time I was screaming! Just end it!! You can be born again. And I was like. Hmmm but she was told by her family and her therapist that she was just imagining it all. So if she did end it she still had that fear that she wouldn‘t get another chance. Also there is the question of if you‘re born again in a different timeline is it even really you or just another version of you with some of the other memories still... okay that was a spiral. 3mo
Pruzy I think it was the difference between Ursula realizing she didn‘t just have to survive, but that she could self actualize. It took her a whole miserable life to realize that she could avoid not only mistakes that were lethal, but mistakes whose ramifications would crush her soul rather than outright kill her! 3mo
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Dogearedcopy In this section we have an instance in which Ursula wants to die but is denied, and another instance in which she wants to live but darkness descends anyway. At this point, I think the "ability" is a curse because she has no control over it; and even her actions within her life are limited by how much she trusts her intuition (which is challenged by her mother and psychiatrist.) 3mo
Pruzy @Dogearedcopy However, her intuition seems to be obtained from her previous lives, so it is not like she has absolutely no control or benefits from her ability what so ever. If it was truly a curse she would be living over the same death again and again, I think 3mo
Dogearedcopy @pruzy She can effect actions or trajectories within a segment of her life, and as a result the when and where the darkness falls to a degree, but as to whether she dies is beyond her control. "The darkness" can neither save her, nor can she escape it once the moment is at hand. What becomes less clear is the power that decides, i.e. When Ursula was near death, and she reached for it, why did it draw back? 3mo
Pruzy @Dogearedcopy Interesting! That makes it sound like the ability has some sort of will of its own where it is trying to make sure Ursula learns whatever lesson she needs to learn on this iteration of her life. 3mo
cobwebmoth Interesting thoughts. I think it can be a gift when she gets to try again, but this section made it seem more fickle, more of a curse. I have never been so eager for a character I like to die! 3mo
Pruzy @cobwebmoth Haha, good point! 3mo
Laura317 I think it‘s more of a mixed blessing. Ursula is able to “fix” some things, but she has no control over the when. My love of Doctor Who come out here in this: are the things she can fix not fixed point in time? Can she ever go too far to the point of making things worse? 3mo
Ingerella @cobwebmoth I felt the same..I wanted that life to be over for her. 3mo
Ingerella @Dogearedcopy @Pruzy I'm on the fence as to whether it's a curse. It's a curse in one life and a blessing in the next. Ultimately will it turn out to be a blessing the more lives she lives? It seems to me that in order to live as long as she is now, she's stacking up the moments of "intuition" to get there. It's unfortunate that she has to suffer first in order to benefit from the suffering. Not sure if benefit is the right word to use though. 3mo
Ingerella @Laura317 I definitely don't think everytime she follows her "intuition" the outcome is always better. In one of the instances where she tried to stop Bridget from spreading the flu, more people died than in previous lives. I am with you..it's a mixed blessing. 3mo
DivineDiana My heart broke for Ursula in this chapter. Although she had been reborn previously, and had been able to alter her previous life, I did not know for certain that she would still have that ability. It was a very tense section for me! I‘m voting for gift. Don‘t we all yearn at times for a do-over? (edited) 3mo
Ingerella @DivineDiana True! But it's terrible what she has to keep going through in order to get to move on. I also keep thinking about all the people around her in each life who keep going on. I think of them all as parallel universes because what happens in each life to the people who aren't Ursula? 3mo
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To everyone participating in the Life After Life buddy read, it‘s been a crazy two weeks, but I‘ve finally caught up. Sorry about the delay in facilitating our discussion! Hopefully all of you are still interested in carrying on because the last section was extremely intense and I‘m sure will harbour much discussion.

Looking forward to hearing from you tomorrow and keep those reading pics coming! #LAL2019 #BuddyRead

Dogearedcopy I'm still around, though admittedly, I read ahead to the originally scheduled section. I'm one of those people who, if I let too much time lapse between reading chapters in a book, tends to become indifferent, and then I end up DNF-ing the book! I'll just have to be careful about spoilers tomorrow! (edited) 3mo
Ingerella The last section was definitely intense! @Dogearedcopy I'm the same way. It doesn't take much for me to lose interest these days. But, I am really enjoying this book so it's been no problem to stick with it. 3mo
MellieAntoinette This whole book is intense. Where‘s the happy place?! 3mo
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Hello Buddy Read Friends,

Some of our readers have gotten a bit behind this week, so we have decided to give week 3 another life! We'll push back the discussion one week to next Sunday. I hope those of you who are caught up won't be too disappointed and will be with us next Sunday. For now...I'm off to see Hamilton!
Happy Sunday!!
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DivineDiana Thank you for the update! Hamilton!!! 👏🏻🎼👏🏻 3mo
Ingerella @DivineDiana Totally spur of the moment! Hubby surprised me with tickets and it's 2 hrs away! I'm so excited!! 3mo
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Laura317 That‘s understandable to wait. I caught up, but totally understand. 🙂 3mo
DivineDiana How fantastic! What a guy! Are you seeing it on Broadway? 3mo
Ingerella @DivineDiana No, Orlando. This is the touring Hamilton. When we were in NYC a couple of years ago we tried to win them in the lottery every day but didn't get lucky. It's ok though, I'll see it in Orlando. It will be fun to see on stage the songs that I already have memorized! 3mo
Ingerella @Laura317 Thanks so much! We'll be back next week. 3mo
DivineDiana Absolutely!!! 3mo
squirrelbrain That‘s fine! I‘ve read the section but I‘m bookshop crawling in London this weekend....! Enjoy Hamilton! 3mo
Ingerella @squirrelbrain Bookshop crawling in London sounds amazing!! 3mo
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Now, to catch up! #LAL2019 #BuddyRead

Ingerella This is my plan for today too. Work killed my reading mojo this week. 3mo
daena About to do the same, coffee is a brewing! 3mo
readordierachel @Ingerella @daena Same! I basically have the whole section left. Time to speed read! 3mo
Pruzy Yes! I am catching up still 3mo
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That feeling when you are rushing to catch up on your Life After Life #BuddyRead after a busy work week. 😅 #LAL2019

BookishMarginalia Indeed! 4mo
Ingerella This is me this week too! 3mo
readordierachel I hear ya! 3mo
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Pruzy @Ingerella @readordierachel Yikes! Is it unusual for buddy reads to give a one week extension? 3mo
readordierachel @Pruzy @Ingerella I don't know the protocol but I sure wouldn't mind 😆 3mo
Pruzy @readordierachel @Ingerella Maybe @Ingerella and I can make an announcement to push it back a week? If @Ingerella agrees?? 3mo
Ingerella @Pruzy @readordierachel if another week is needed, I'm ok with it. It makes me think week 3 is having another life! 3mo
Pruzy @Ingerella Let‘s do it! Give week 3 another life! 3mo
Ingerella Do you mind making the announcement and I'll repost it? My hubby just surprised me with Hamilton Tickets!! For 1pm today, 2 hrs away!! I can repost when we get in the car. Hamilton!! 3mo
CityOfAngelsNeverSleeps I love book covers. This is 😍😍😍😍. 3mo
Pruzy @NightSparrowReads Life After Life certainly has a nice cover! 3mo
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“Ursula craved solitude but she hated loneliness, a conundrum she couldn‘t even begin to solve .” This just really sparked something in me. Kindred spirits perhaps.

Mtroiano I can totally relate! 4mo
Redwritinghood Very relatable. 4mo
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#BookNDinner! We enjoyed a lovely pre-#bookclub dinner at the local #Thai place 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Accompaniment this warm and overcast evening: ginger salmon with veggies and jasmine rice, paired with a Thai iced tea. Yum! Happy reads & happy eats!

catebutler Your dinner looks delicious! We had a similar idea for dinner tonight! Yum! 🍛 4mo
rather_be_reading thai is my fav!! love thai tea too! 3mo
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#BookNDinner! Pre-#bookclub dinner at the local #Thai place 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Accompaniment this warm and overcast evening: crab-fried rice with chicken, and Thai iced tea. MMMMmmm 😋!

kspenmoll Loved fabulous! Drooling! 4mo
Desha Thank you @MrBook and @BookBabe for the need to immediately go to my local Thai restaurant for takeout 🤪☺️👍🏻 4mo
Desha It was so yummy! 😋 Thank you! 😊 4mo
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Skyrimir Thai iced tea is one of my favorite things! 4mo
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MrBook @Skyrimir Me too! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
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Thought I‘d post the cover of my version of LaL - it‘s so pretty! No spoilers here, but I‘ve read this week‘s section on my commute today. It‘s *quite* different to what‘s gone before so I can‘t wait to hear what everyone else thinks next Sunday. I‘m still loving it and it‘s getting veeerrry interesting....

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Ingerella That is a pretty cover! I also love the cover I posted this week's schedule on. I found that one on Goodreads. I started Like a Fox in a Hole last night but am only a few pages in. I hope I can make some headway tonight. You have me excited to read it! 4mo
Laura317 @squirrelbrain I love that cover! Mine is the rose cover. I‘m about 1/4 through this week‘s reading. I am having lots of “aha!” And “hmmm” and “haha” moments right now. 4mo
squirrelbrain @Laura317 - it‘s very much like that isn‘t it?! “Ooh”, “really?”, “goodness me”, “I see now”! 4mo
Pruzy Awesome! I can‘t wait to start reading this week‘s section! 4mo
daena Oooo, I‘m intrigued, I am starting the next section tonight. And I love that cover! 4mo
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Thanks for all of the great discussion today. You all had lots of interesting insight and @Pruzy, some very thought provoking questions. I'm still pondering my own answers.
Week 3 starts tomorrow and this section is a bit longer than our last two. It also covers just one chapter, Like A Fox In a Hole. Happy reading!
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Happy Discussion Sunday! I loved this last section because we got a little more clarity on Ursula's ability, and also because I'm so intrigued.
Head on over to @Pruzy to see his 2 really great questions to get our discussion going. My question is: Do you think Ursula has gained more awareness of her ability? Also, for those of you on the fence, did this section pull you in, or the opposite?

#LAL2019 #Buddyread #Lifeafterlife

squirrelbrain I think that Ursula has gained more awareness of her ability. Initially there were a couple of signposts to us, the readers. At the beginning of Armistice 11 November 1918: ‘Every summer, it was beginning to seem to Ursula, was a dream‘. 4mo
squirrelbrain Then a few pages later: ‘Ursula tried to imagine not being Ursula but was defeated by the impossibility of the task‘ in the context of people being ‘shellshocked‘ during the war. This to me implies more that she can‘t imagine not ever existing. 4mo
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CoffeeNBooks Yes, I definitely think Ursula has gained more awareness of her ability, and that she can use it to help others. This week's section was more difficult for me to keep track of with the parallel timelines, but I started taking notes and that helped. 4mo
daena Ursula has for sure gained more awareness. The section of her during the war was heartbreaking and so well written. I feel myself even more attached to her character and experiences. 4mo
Meaw_catlady Yes she definitely is more aware and begins to use it to help her family. The part where she dies over and over to try to make sure her siblings and herself don‘t contract that flu is so heartbreaking . 4mo
Ingerella @squirrelbrain Good points. I hadn't picked up on those lines but I did notice the lines "she felt as though she had been awake for a hundred years and more." 4mo
Ingerella @daena @CoffeeNBooks @Meaw_catlady @Meaw_catlady I agree. Her repeated attempts at saving herself and family was really heartbreaking each time she failed. I do think she has awareness at the time..do you think it's in the form of a sixth sense, or something she can plan ahead with? 4mo
cobwebmoth The influenza sections were rough, but I did enjoy seeing her try to correct things because she knew what was coming. It strikes me as more of a sense of knowing something is off, but maybe as she gets more adept at using this sense she could plan more for the future. 4mo
Laura317 I found Ursula‘s attempt to keep the ‘flu from her family so sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. Question: does the recurrence of the 11th in the dates mean anything? 4mo
sblbooks Yes, she definitely has a sixth sense about things. I was one of those on the fence, but I'm coming around. I enjoyed it much more this week. 4mo
Pruzy @Laura317 Oh very interesting pattern with the dates! I mean I guess the first world war ended on Nov 11 1918, but if other sections are having big events occur on 11ths that must be a clue of something 4mo
Pruzy @cobwebmoth Yes, I feel the book is working towards Ursula being able to reign in her abilities. Although, I‘m not sure if the Influenza needed so many re-dos. It‘s bad, we get it, let‘s move on with the story! 4mo
readordierachel @Pruzy Maybe I'm too morbid, but I thought those repeated death scenes were really effective 🙃 Like @cobwebmoth says, it shows her learning (sort of?). 4mo
Ingerella @readordierachel I agree with you on those scenes. 4mo
readordierachel @Ingerella Sad but kinda necessary 4mo
DivineDiana Yes, she definitely now knows that she has some sort of power to change the past. We see her consciously attempting to protect her family with different scenarios until she gets it right! It must be so taxing and scary for her! 4mo
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