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This Is Going to Hurt
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor | Adam Kay
Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and Your Life In My Hands intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.
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Pumpkinandegg1
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I found this book funny and revealing, giving a great view to non-health care workers a fabulous look into what in some cases is a foreign concept.

Over all this book has been an excellent read and is well worth checking out. No medical background required! I would recommend this book who likes a good laugh and has the stomach for some quite icky occurrences.

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Messiejessie
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I enjoyed this a lot. I often found myself laughing and kept having to read parts aloud to my husband. Cos it was just that good.
It‘s as much shocking as it is funny. Parts of it are heartbreaking. But, I‘m so glad I read this.

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Megabooks
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Honestly, I think the NHS trainees have it worse than American interns and residents. Brits, be thankful and write your MP for better treatment of jr. docs!

Everyone who has practiced medicine has their funny stories, like the drunk redneck who wanted to talk about his dog‘s vagina at midnight. 😳😠🤪 And then we have long shifts with hard moments and triumphs. And we have the sad stories.

This book covers a lot of Adam‘s. 4⭐️ Ran thru this one!

Megabooks Emily, I tagged you because you got me into Adam Kay! 1mo
Emilymdxn I‘m so glad you liked it! He‘s a fantastic writer 1mo
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Crazeedi I cant wait to read this 1mo
Megabooks @Crazeedi I was so happy to get it from the library, I read it in less than a day! 1mo
Crazeedi @Megabooks my library doesnt have it!!so I'm searching for an inexpensive copy 1mo
Megabooks @Crazeedi it‘s expensive on Amazon right now. May go on sale/be cheaper on book depository since it is a British book??? 1mo
Crazeedi @Megabooks I think I checked there too, but I'll look again! I have other books to read so I'll eventually find it 1mo
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Look at the Wikipedia entry for any famous doctor, and you‘ll see: ‘He proved himself an accomplished rugby player in youth leagues. He excelled as a distance runner and in his final year at school was vice-captain of the athletics team.‘ This particular description is of a certain Dr H. Shipman, so perhaps it‘s not a rock-solid system.

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This came in from the library overnight, and I couldn‘t resist diving in!

There are certain songs you just don‘t operate to...yeah...🤪👍🏻🎶

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A while back I made a forgotten library purchase request for the tagged audiobook. It seems I was awaiting the American release as it showed up in my loans yesterday and 16,887 steps later I finished the book without giving thought to my distance! It‘s so good and pulled at all my emotions - funny, sad, frustrating, informative, and ‘oh-no-they-didn‘t!‘ all in one book. Also recommend as a nonfiction for #ReadingEurope2020.

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jillrhudy
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Released today in the US and too short! I wish Kay‘s young doctor diary had 200 more entries but the poor guy needed to sleep sometime. Funny and super entertaining with loads of gross body fluids tales. Not finished yet but this would be a terrific gift for anyone in medicine. #humor #medicine #memoir

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Emilymdxn
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Amazingly this one absolutely lived up to the hype. A love letter to, dirty joke about, and eulogy for the NHS. I didn‘t honestly believe it could be both as funny and as poignant as people said but it did manage perfectly. I can‘t remember the last time I laughed so much at a book, but so much of it was so harrowing as well. I wish everyone in our government would read this and understand what we stand to lose if the NHS gets any weaker.

squirrelbrain I loved this one too - and your review is just perfect! 3mo
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Nelle1
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Looking forward to this! It has been recommended to me several times!

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Mandoul
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I havent read much non-fiction recently, but this is one that will stick with me. Kay's accounts of his time as a junior doctor in the NHS are revealing and often had me either in shock or laughing out loud on public transport. Such a good read 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hope the week is treating you all well.

Crazeedi I may have to read this, I'm all about books concerning medicine! 3mo
Mandoul There is some clinical stuff in there @Crazeedi although he tends to focus on the practical and emotional elements of the job. Hope you enjoy it if you do get to it! 3mo
Nute I am into books like this including the clinical aspects! I think that I put this on my Kindle so its an upcoming selection. 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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More coffee and cake. Hiding in Patisserie Valerie today ❤☕🍰

I'm reading This is Going to Hurt. It's basically the diary of a junior doctor. It's been a few years since I've been on the wards (I'm a GP now), but reading this book is bringing back a lot of memories.

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CBee
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Absolute gem of a book! Hilarious, heartbreaking, unflinchingly honest. Some icky parts if you‘re squeamish (I‘m not).
It‘s really a love letter to all of those healthcare workers who feel under appreciated, underpaid, overworked, and exhausted beyond words. So thankful to have read this finally ♥️

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emmaturi
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I loved this book, the stories of the patients, information about operations, procedures were all interesting. Sometimes it was too much info though, thank God I have a had a child!, it might have put me off! #books

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emmaturi
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So day 11 in #fallisbooked was leaves, I am still in Vilnius so went to a lovely park. The colours are fab!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Beautiful! 🍁🍂 4mo
readordierachel Pretty! 4mo
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Santie
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Didn‘t buy this one the first time I saw it in the bookstore, but it had good reviews so got it this time around. I hope it‘s a good one. #new reads 🤓

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OneCent76
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Well, I grabbed this book after seeing a review on Litsy. My husband picked up the book and read it first. He enjoyed it but said there were parts that I wouldn't like so I passed on it. He really enjoyed it tho and since he doesn't have Litsy I put a review up for him.

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aliincornwall
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I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. It was funny, insightful, made me cry and laugh. Loved it.

ReaderLiz I really enjoyed this too x 5mo
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ReaderLiz
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I really enjoyed this book. Not only was it funny but it was also shocking and surprising. I had no idea that doctors were expected to work the number of hours on the trot that Adam had to work. It is amazing that there are not more mistakes. Also, why do people insist on putting things inside themselves?.... just because there is a orifice... it doesn‘t mean inanimate objects (or animate ones) should be placed there!

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squirrelbrain
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Thoroughly enjoyed this one, despite the excess of yukky bodily fluids (spellcheck just changed that to yummy, which really *isn‘t* what I meant!)

It did make me completely mad at how doctors are treated though but it‘s still hilariously funny. My favourite anecdote, if you‘ve read it, is when they lose one of the surgical swabs and they think they‘ve sewn it in during a caesarean....

Megabooks This sounds great!! 6mo
Megabooks I had apparently already stacked it. 😁 6mo
squirrelbrain It was @megabooks, though it is UK based, so about the NHS, but I‘m sure you‘ll still love it! (edited) 6mo
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BremerPauw
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Sitting down on call and enjoying this great book

BethM Welcome@back! 6mo
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Mdargusch
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This is what happens when you are fifth in a mark up book club rotation - the book takes twice as long to read due to all the notations.

This is one of the funniest books I‘ve read in a long time.

charl08 Wow! What a great lot of markups there... 6mo
emilyhaldi Yes it really does slow the process down 😆 and LOL at little Rose back there 😋 6mo
rather_be_reading LOVE it! 6mo
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Reviewsbylola I really loved this one! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Omg her tongue!! 🤣 @emilyhaldi 6mo
Hollie The little tongue sticking out is so cute! 😝 6mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 6mo
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xxDragonfly
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Absolutely loved this!! Thoroughly enjoyed reading these hilarious- mainly because they are so true - anecdotes of life as a junior doctor. Written brilliantly and would recommend wholeheartedly 🤗

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emilyhaldi
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This book is laugh out loud funny! And the perfect choice for the #darguschfamilymarkupbookclub 👌🏻 (good job @AnnieD 😉) Kay‘s book includes stories in short diary-entry format from his time as an OBGYN in the NHS. He encountered some strange, hilarious, and gruesome cases. Be forewarned: if you‘re thinking about having a baby anytime soon, maybe save this book until afterwards....🥴😱

Crazeedi This sounds good! 7mo
Reviewsbylola This was my favorite book this round (the only one I haven‘t read yet is your pick and I‘m not holding my breath 😆). 7mo
emilyhaldi Yikes, sorry @Reviewsbylola that‘s a rough note to end on 😂 7mo
Mdargusch Can‘t wait to get started! 7mo
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EmilyBee93
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I loved this book. Perfect contrast of funny stories and serious tales about the state of the. NHS. A must read for every British person, it will really make you appreciate and be proud of our NHS!

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Starting tonight 😊

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 8mo
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EmilyBee93
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Easy funny bed time read after a hectic weekend. #andrelax 📚😌

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
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amyd2
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Well...I will forever be appreciative of the NHS!

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Laugh out loud amazing 😂

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The first quarter of #Booked2019 #winter is complete.

🕵🏻‍♀️ Female Detective - Night Sins
🤖 Fairytale Retelling - Cinder
🏖 My Happy Place - Something in the Water
🎙 Related to a Podcast - Looking for Alaska
🍀 Ireland/Irish Author - A Week in Winter
📚 New to You Author - This is Going to Hurt

Cinfhen Your covers look awesome together!! Nice work 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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JacqMac
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So honest. So funny. So heartbreaking. All while bringing to light some of the issues that come with “free” healthcare.

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ronkewrites
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Dear Adam Kay. I love you. I wished this book could go on and on and on. I wish you couod go back to medicine and keep more diaries. Fantastic book. Brief entries. Easy read, funny, perfect. So perfect

Cinfhen I‘ve seen so much love for this book!! 12mo
ronkewrites @Cinfhen it deserves all the love its getting and more 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're loving Litsy so far 📖💙 12mo
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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!🎉🎉 12mo
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!! 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 12mo
ronkewrites @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego i am!! Looking for book recommendations too 12mo
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Romey
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Bloody hilarious. Perfect for commuting and dipping in and out of. I was laughing out loud in public and getting some weird looks. Thoroughly recommended!

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HannahKate
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place.
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Clare_Riley
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If you‘ve ever wondered how hard a British doctor works in the NHS, this book will answer that question for you. The long hours (much more than they‘re contracted for), the lack of support. It‘s all here. This is such a funny book with some very sad bits. My family (especially my eldest son) has a lot to thank the NHS and it‘s doctors and nurses for - it‘s an amazing institution, and they need more respect from our government, that‘s for sure!!

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brokenpoet
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An insight into the life of a junior doctor..heartbreaking, laugh out loud funny, and a true realistic look at the magnificent work done by the NHS every day

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Leanne.loves.books
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Everyone needs to read this book! People need to see what our emergency services go through. I work for the police and know what it‘s like for us so it‘s great to read from the NHS point of view.

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Reviewsbylola
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Adam Kay #startedfromthebottom in the NHS. He kept a diary over the years, most of which was spent as a training OBGYN.

You‘ll be shocked. You‘ll find yourself laughing (Kay has an amazing sense of humor), you‘ll wonder how so many stupid people exist in this world. 😂 You‘ll also question why anyone in their right mind would become a doctor for NHS. (97 hour work week is just the tip of the ice berg.)

#darguschfamilymarkupbookclub #timbittunes

Cinfhen I‘ve heard really good things about this book😀and I‘m really intrigued by your photo prop😜 13mo
TheKidUpstairs Sounds like a great read! I always get a little freaked out reading books or watching shows about doctors starting out. They're so sleep deprived, and I know How little my brain works when I'm tired, I hate to think of the mistakes they must make. 12mo
Cathythoughts Great review... I think I‘ll get it for my daughter for her birthday ( she‘s a nurse ) 12mo
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Reviewsbylola Genevieve had a little obsession with conception, fetal development, and birth so when I happened upon this in London I bought it for her. 😂 @Cinfhen 12mo
Cinfhen Most parents who go to London bring their kids home a toy replica of a double decker bus 😂😂 You‘re my favorite mom EVER 12mo
Reviewsbylola Lol they got that too. 😆😆😆 @Cinfhen 12mo
Cinfhen Haha!!!! And was there also a Beefeater hat!?!?? Or a tiara???? 12mo
Reviewsbylola No, maybe this next time. 🤗 @Cinfhen 12mo
Cinfhen Niki totally begged for that tiara when we visited Tower of London 😂😂 12mo
emilyhaldi Lolol just now seeing this 🤰🏻 7mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Only @Meredith3 would mention 2 Girls 1 Cup by page six of the #darguschfamilymarkupbookclub. I can‘t. 🤢🤢

And please, if you don‘t know what 2G1C is DO NOT GOOGLE. Trust me on this.

Meredith3 I just rewatched it the other day while fairly drunk and it was just as bad as I remember, if not worse 👍🏻 13mo
Meredith3 Also, I believe it‘s one of the more important things to see before you die 💀 13mo
Reviewsbylola How even in the world . . . 🤮🤮🤮 @Meredith3 13mo
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MeganAnnabell Hahahahaha 13mo
MyNamesParadise OMG I GOOGLED IT AHHHHHHH 13mo
MicheleinPhilly EW. That‘s just wrong. Girl, you nasty @Meredith3 🤮🤮 13mo
Meredith3 Hey, I never said I liked it. 😹 it‘s just one of those things you have to see before you die. I actually have a huge issue with vomit in any capacity. 🥴 @MicheleinPhilly 13mo
MicheleinPhilly @Meredith3 I can‘t be anywhere in the vicinity of vomiting. I can‘t even hear it because it is contagious. The first time I saw Bridesmaids I literally had to pause the movie to throw up. 13mo
Meredith3 @MicheleinPhilly omg I love that movie but that scene is terrible 🥵 I feel you, girl!! 13mo
Reviewsbylola We‘re the same way @MicheleinPhilly except I personally don‘t vomit, it does however give me a panic attack. Which is why I‘m even more perplexed that @meredith3 even watched 2G1C in the first place. 😂 13mo
Reviewsbylola My apologies. 😣 @MyNamesParadise 13mo
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola you‘re welcome @MyNamesParadise 😹 13mo
LeahBergen NOT going to Google it! 😳😳😳 13mo
Mdargusch @MicheleinPhilly your comment about Bridesmaids! 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
Mdargusch I‘m not googling either @LeahBergen 13mo
BarbaraBB I should have trusted you 😳 13mo
britt_brooke I wish I didn‘t know what two girls one cup was. 🙈 13mo
Bookzombie I‘m with @britt_brooke on this one. 😳 13mo
Cinfhen I‘m a fan of @Meredith3 BUT 2G1C is all wrong 🤢🤮🥴 13mo
emilyhaldi 🤮 12mo
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chl0B1
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Incredible

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throwmeabook
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Told through numerous diary entries, over a 6 year span, this is a funny, heartwarming, and compelling look at one doctor‘s experiences in the NHS. I am so appreciative of all healthcare workers; for their sacrifice and tireless dedication to their patients and profession. A thoroughly enjoyable read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #booked2019winter #newtomeauthor #newtoyouauthor

Velvetfur Great review! 😁 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for the review! This one is right up my alley. Congrats on another prompt done, also! 13mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is really compelling 13mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m reading this now and loving his pithy observations. 13mo
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Oryx
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Been enjoying this one very much so far. Funny and sometimes slightly excruciating...

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throwmeabook
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At the dentist waiting for my daughter and reading this gem, trying not to snort laugh 😂 Thank you again @Velvetfur 💕

Velvetfur Aaww you're welcome! I look forward to your review when it's finished 😊 Also I hope your daughter is OK x 13mo
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So far I'm really enjoying this. I've heard lots of good things about it and I love that it's such a raw relatable interpretation of the life of a junior doctor. He's an incredible writer and thus far I have laughed out loud repeatedly. I can't wait to read the rest 💊

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Rambo_Reads
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Read a good variety of non-fiction in 2018. These books were informative, laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking, hard-to-swallow, hard-to-put-down and just plain good reading.