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Our Souls at Night
Our Souls at Night: A novel | Kent Haruf
A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
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KarenUK
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The second short, beautiful and heartbreaking book about human connection I‘ve read this week, and to also make me 😭!
(The other was The Traveling Cat Chronicles)
This simple story of love, loneliness and companionship in later years is so touching, so real.....I just loved Louis and Addie so much, and the interference from Addie‘s son was maddening! This book will really stay with me.
#nightorientedtitle #booked2019
#publishedposthumously #pop19

TrishB It‘s a great read 👍🏻 2d
4thhouseontheleft Great review! I still need a book for the posthumous prompt, I‘ll consider this one. 2d
mrsthilkey I ended up really not looking this book because of the son and how the book ended. Glad it worked for you!! 2d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one also. ♥️♥️ 2d
mrsthilkey *liking 2d
Cinfhen I KNEW you were going to love this one and the ending 😭😭😭😭WHY!!?!?? 2d
Cinfhen OMG!!!! You have to read this one @4thhouseontheleft it‘s sooooo good and it‘s practically a one sitting read!!! And such a great choice for #pop19 (edited) 2d
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KarenUK
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#juststarted this one over breakfast..... I loved the first chapter so much!!! I have a really good feeling about this one....
#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
#pop19 #abookpublishedposthumously

Cinfhen Its sooooooo good!!!! Just get your tissues 😢😢😭😢😭 6d
Cathythoughts I did this for #Booked2019 too for #remindsyouofyourhappyplace such a lovely book 👍🏻♥️ 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love loved this one!! 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Loved this one too! 6d
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Cinfhen
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#BeatleMaynia #WhenIm64 The best book Ive read about love and companionship for those in their “later” years. 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

ReadingRover I haven‘t read this book but I saw the movie and I really liked it. You should check it out. 2w
Cathythoughts Great choice 👍🏻♥️💔 2w
Reggie 😭😭😭😭😭 2w
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TrishB Loved this one too ❤️ 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to watch the film @ReadingRover Have any of you lovely Littens seen it @TrishB @Reggie @Cathythoughts ???? 2w
TrishB I‘ve not seen the film as yet. 2w
Honeybeebooks This title is one of the few universally liked by book club. There were misgivings about the casting in the film though. Definitely a pick. 2w
Eggs I‘ve had this stacked a while ... 2w
Cinfhen Go for it @Eggs it‘s a one sitting read....interesting about casting @Honeybeebooks what could be bad about Fonda and Redford????? (edited) 2w
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Canndor
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A short, sweet story about a widow and a widower starting a relationship in their 70s. I loved the story. Her son was the worst! 😢
#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Megabooks Loved this one! 4w
Cinfhen Such a heartwarming/ breaking story 💞💞💞💞💞 4w
Reggie I loved this book!!! 4w
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Kathrin
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Short and powerful and heartbreaking.

TrishB Definitely 👍🏻 1mo
Libby1 Agree! 1mo
Kathrin @TrishB I was reading this for the Booked Challenge and I am just so glad that because of these challenges and the exchange between the readers I get to read stuff that I would probably never had picked up otherwise. 1mo
TrishB Yes, Litsy has broadened all our horizons! 1mo
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RachelO
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Hi @kaysworld1 !

What a lovely surprise through my letterbox this morning- thank you so much 😊. A beautiful Kent Haruf (which I don‘t own), a notebook (Perfect! I‘m getting through notebooks like 🚀 this year - had just started hunting for a new one!), and stickies 🍋🍉🍊.

Thank you Kay 😘

#jbuk

TrishB Lovely ❤️ I‘ve just read this one and really enjoyed it. 2mo
kaysworld1 I did it the other way around I watched the movie first then read the book (gospel book mistake) 🤦 2mo
RachelO @kaysworld1 😂😂 I didn‘t realise there was a film too! 2mo
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Soozee
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one. Hope you do too! 2mo
Cinfhen Beautiful story 2mo
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TrishB
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1 Watch footie ⚽️
2 Very lucky for family and friends ❤️
3 Tagged- loved it
4 Richard III, Eleanor of Aquitaine, William Marshall ❤️ couldn‘t pick one!
5 All the lovely Litsy people 😘
#friyayintro

Cathythoughts Loved tagged book ♥️ 2mo
CouronneDhiver Me too! ⚽️ 2mo
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TrishB
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Ahhhh, I thought this was ❤️ and 💔, still have a lump in my throat now.
Why do people have to interfere? What‘s wrong with people being allowed to be happy?
Very short book....would never have read before Litsy! How he packed that much feeling into less than 200 pages is awesome.

KarenUK Reading this soon for a couple of challenges.... sounds lovely 💕 3mo
TrishB @KarenUK it‘s a lovely read, but still sad and poignant. 3mo
Reggie Yeah, her son was sooo awful. Especially at the end of their lives. Ughhhh!!!!! Otherwise, just lovely. 3mo
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TrishB @Reggie I literally wanted to punch him through the pages!! How dare he!! My mum remarried years after my dad died, I was so relieved she had someone else to share her life with. He was a horrible selfish man. (In the book- not my step-dad!) (edited) 3mo
Itchyfeetreader You have sold me this on this review 3mo
Kalalalatja It really is impressive how hard hitting a short book can be 💔 3mo
TrishB @Itchyfeetreader hope you like it 👍🏻 3mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja so impressive! 3mo
Tamra 😢 3mo
dfieb I loved this book. 3mo
TrishB @dfieb 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved it too Trish ♥️👍🏻 3mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts another one that will stay with me❤️ 3mo
Blaire Yes it is wonderful!! Also loved 3mo
TrishB @Blaire will definitely have a look at the others! 3mo
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LapReader
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Today was a better day. I‘m back into #LitsyWalkers again. I walked to the Little Free Library and I picked up the tagged book & a couple of self help ones as I‘m in a bit of a rut at the moment. I made the discovery today that I can gift books on Audible so if anyone wants Where the Crawdads Sing let me know. Also had a score at my building‘s book exchange this morning. I got a bag of books which nearly caused me to miss my tram. #green

Kaye Neat picture ..good for you for walking again. I hope the books are some you‘ll enjoy. 3mo
BookNAround I loved this book. It‘s lovely. 3mo
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Dolly
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What an imaginative idea for a story! Great book for mature minds as introspection is certain. Not for a reader that seeks high action. It hooked me early on. So simple yet so unexpected. I‘ll certainly read more Haruf.

cathysaid Haruf is one of my top five favorite authors ❤️ Try Plainsong - it‘s simply beautiful. 3mo
Dolly @cathysaid I have that book and I‘m looking forward to reading it! This was such a nice quick read to relax with. My other book has ~1400 pages and it‘s almost impossible to carry with me every day. 3mo
cathysaid @Dolly Wow! Now that‘s ambitious...and arm toning! 3mo
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Cathythoughts I recently read & loved this one too ♥️👍🏻 3mo
Smrloomis I completely agree. I had no idea who he was before I picked this up and I completely loved it. I even liked the movie adaptation (a rare thing for me at least)! 3mo
Dolly @Smrloomis A movie? Well I‘ll certainly check that out. Rare for me too. Thanks! 3mo
Smrloomis @Dolly sure! Although it might only be on Netflix 🤔 I‘m not sure. 3mo
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Kalalalatja
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Oh, my heart 💔❤️ this was sweet and moving, all within a few hours of listening. I feel like there was so much to unpack in this, so I need to get my own copy at some point.

#NightOrientedTitle #Booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one too. It‘s just so deep, while also sweet and charming. 3mo
Cathythoughts Loved this too ♥️ 3mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!!! To everything you said in your review 💜 (edited) 3mo
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BarbaraBB Great review. Quite a special story indeed 💕 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. Loved this too! 3mo
youneverarrived I adore this book 💙 3mo
Suet624 💕💕💕💕 it‘s so tender. 3mo
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sophierayton
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This book is unique and amazing. There should be more books about old people.

CouronneDhiver Agree!!! 3mo
youneverarrived Definitely! 3mo
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Kalalalatja
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I took a sunny #audiowalk to the library while listening to the tagged book. I was only supposed to pick up the top four books about therapy and trauma. However, my shelves are lacking some “lighter” books at the moment, so I ended up with the bottom three as well 📚 #LibraryHaul

PatienceFortitude Turtles All the Way Down is not particularly light. Gets into some intense descriptions of mental health states. 3mo
Kalalalatja @PatienceFortitude Oh, I know, but Green‘s writing style feels “lighter” to me, than some of the other books on my tbr, so it was more in that way 😊 3mo
Johanna414 I liked That Inevitable Victorian Thing! 3mo
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BiblioLitten @Kalalalatja Last year, I picked up the same book by Green because I wanted to read something light, even though people told me it was intense. Something about his writing makes me put him in that category.🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Kalalalatja @BiblioLitten maybe it is because he is a YA author, and something about YA just make the book seem lighter, in my head. Even though YA books often deal with very tough subjects. It is weird 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
kplovesbooks I just finished Turtles and it is an extremely easy to read book even though the subject matter is heavy. I flew through it; I was so involved I had read half before I even knew it!! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Just to let you know I‘ve sent you a tiny something for V Day but seem like the postal services are crazy lately..bummer it didn‘t arrive on time for V Day. Look out for it, yeah..🙂 3mo
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm oh you shouldn‘t have! But thank you lovely, I‘ll keep my eye out for it 😘💕 3mo
Kalalalatja @kplovesbooks now I want to read it even more! 🙌 3mo
kplovesbooks @Kalalalatja You'll love it!! It's the kind of story that stays with you. ❤ 3mo
youneverarrived Great haul! I was just recommended that Levine book a few days ago. 3mo
Suet624 Peter Levine 💕💕💕 3mo
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seydoggy
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Short but heartwarming.

PurpleyPumpkin I finished this one recently too! Heartwarming and sad at the same time. I enjoyed it, though. 👍🏽 3mo
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KarenUK
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Starting planning for quarter 2 of #booked2019 .....
Knocked out my #CliFi pick today with a super short kindle single from Lauren Groff...
Looking forward to my other picks (most of which double up as #pop19 picks too 😊👍)
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BookNAround I adored Our Souls at Night. 3mo
KarenUK @BookNAround oh yay! Looking forward to it 🤞💕 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m thinking of reading sweetbitter too and I LOVED 3mo
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Cinfhen Fun reads ahead 🤗🤗🤗🤗 3mo
BarbaraBB Lots of books I don‘t know. You‘re going fast! 3mo
Cathythoughts I just read Our Souls At Night for this challenge too ( for #remindsyouofyourhappyplace) soooo good 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived Tagged book is a quiet read, but in the best way 💙 look forward to seeing what you think of Sweetbitter. 3mo
KarenUK @youneverarrived I think I might like it, as an ex bartender/restaurant manager... 3mo
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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019 #RemindsYouOfYourHappyPlace What a beautiful book ♥️. I‘ll be thinking about this one for awhile... I‘m left with the thought , .... what happens when we try to be free ? When we want to love .... Thankyou @erzascarletbookgasm for the gift of this book 🙏🏻

Suzze This book was a-mazing! And his final book. 😢 4mo
TrishB I need to get to this one! 4mo
JennyM I also need to read this...I only ever hear wonderful things 4mo
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Blaire This book was so good! 4mo
Cinfhen Such a lovely story but man did those adult children piss me off!!! You‘re doing great with the challenge, Cathy!!! 4mo
Cathythoughts @Suzze it is a very good book 👍🏻♥️♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @JennyM yes! It‘s a good one 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @Blaire absolutely ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I agree with your thoughts on this book 👍🏻. As for the challenge - I love it , must finish female detective this week. I was planning my spring books last night ... 💕💕🙏🏻 4mo
Cinfhen Planning for Spring 🙌🏻💚 4mo
batsy Sounds lovely 💕 I've heard only good things about this one. 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy it‘s good ♥️♥️ 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m so happy you loved this beautiful book! ❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes, I really did 🙏🏻 4mo
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Cathythoughts
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#MusicalNewYear #AlwaysLookOnTheBrightSideOfLife Holidays... over 🙁... but bright side ... they were great holls ... & it‘s always so lovely to come home .. a lovely 🌹 rose waiting in the garden for us & excited that tagged book is up next for #booked2019 happy place

Reggie Ohhhh I love this book. I hope you love it just as much. 4mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie that‘s good the hear .. I hope to start over the weekend ♥️ 4mo
Marina_h This is such a beautiful story. Sad but uplifting at the same time! 4mo
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Cathythoughts @Marina_h @Reggie I just took a peek at the first chapter... OMG it‘s brilliant ♥️✨✨ 4mo
Freespirit It‘s a beautiful book❤️ 4mo
TrishB Been on the fence with this one! Can‘t wait to see your review. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday ❤️ 4mo
Moray_Reads I loved this one, he's a wonderful writer 4mo
youneverarrived One of my favourite reads from last year. Hope you like it ❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @Freespirit 👍🏻♥️♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @trishb @Moray_Reads @youneverarrived I won‘t start it properly till I finish present read. But loving all your comments (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen Beautiful photo and lovely lovely read 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a beautiful 📸! Hope you‘ll love this book. 😘 4mo
vivastory I've only read one Haruf, but I loved it 4mo
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MrsBibliophile
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I felt very sad by this book. I understand that being alone is often simply part of growing old. I've read the articles that claim loneliness is a silent killer, and just as toxic as illnesses. How it lowers our immune systems, and even makes it harder to cover from surgeries. This book was very tender, but also a bit bleak.

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m.galehuxley
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I was listening to The I-5 killer when it got returned. I was over 10 hours in and 45 minutes from being finished. I looked to check it out again or put a hold on it, but apparently it was taken out of the library‘s catalogue. That‘s fun.

I‘m about an hour into this short novel. I hope it‘s not very sad, though it already kind of is.

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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My third and final read for January 1st, 2019! What a beautiful and beautifully written book!

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LoverofLit
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This was a short, simplistic listen that was only a little over 3 hours on audio. It was a gentle reminder that we tend to turn our thinking of the older generation into children again, when in reality they are wise and tender adults, capable of falling in love at any age, even over 70. A profound and bittersweet and subtle read. I didn't realize until after I finished this that the author wrote this while dying, and that reflects in his writing.

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rachaich
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My goodness, how I love his writing.
A truly memorable read, sparse in words but rich in meaning.

TiredLibrarian I loved this. It nearly broke my heart, but it was so well done. We also had a great discussion about it. 💕 5mo
rachaich @TiredLibrarian I watched the netflix adaptation today. Different ending... 5mo
TiredLibrarian @rachaich I was bothered by the book's ending, and yet I'm not sure I'd want to see it end differently! Did you like the movie? 5mo
rachaich @TiredLibrarian I did like the film as it wasn't trying to be too literary. I think I preferred that ending rather than that of the book! I felt the character of the son wasn't drawn out as much as the book. The grandson was great. Would you watch it? 5mo
rachaich @TiredLibrarian have you read any others? 5mo
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rachaich
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So thrilled to find this for one pound!
I love this author. I've also realised there's a Netflix film of this?

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Pricel101
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Book or movie? Should classics stay between the pages or be adapted for modern audience? From #NewYearWhoDis reading list match @youneverarrived (🖤Into the Wild 🐺)

youneverarrived I love the film adaptation of Into the Wild! Really want to watch Our Souls at Night too. Such a beautiful, quiet book that one. 5mo
kaysworld1 3 great books there. I am currently reading our souls at night. Then film are great also x 5mo
Pricel101 Let me know how you liked Our Souls at Night! 5mo
samjmitchell I read this and it was a favourite! Now I have to watch the movie! 4mo
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sprainedbrain
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Queen of Air and Darkness was my last book of the season, and my last book of the year for #Booked2018. 😃

Thanks so much for hosting this challenge, ladies. I read 24 really good books! Looking forward to next year.

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m thinking about participating in this next year. It looks like a great reading challenge. 5mo
sprainedbrain @Ashley_Nicoletto you should! I think I like the prompts for 2019 even better. (edited) 5mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 congrats on completing the challenge 🙌🏻💕looking forward to #Booked2019 5mo
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Cinfhen Join us @Ashley_Nicoletto 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Our Souls at Night was such a beautiful book! 5mo
sprainedbrain @WorldsOkayestStepMom Yes! It was my second Haruf and I have loved them both. ❤️ 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Cinfhen Do I need to sign up somewhere? I thought maybe at one point I had seen a google doc. (edited) 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you liked it, and congrats on finishing! 🎉🎉 if you enjoyed all 24 prompts, that‘s fantastic! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage WoooooHoooo!! Great job!! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ashley_Nicoletto Yes, there‘s a Google form to fill out so we can track your entries in our drawings. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ashley_Nicoletto Details can be found in the sign-up link here: https://goo.gl/forms/5jbH9jk5TaNPTvKt2 5mo
NoConcernsForCarol Great job on your reading challenge 5mo
Butterfinger Good job. 5mo
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mirellalella86
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Touching. Loved it very much. Need to see the movie.

RATING :

☆☆☆☆☆

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mirellalella86
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Goodnight x

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mreads
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Lovely quiet little novel. Will be checking out the Netflix movie this weekend.

Want to punch Gene in the face though.

CouronneDhiver Ha! Yep 6mo
sprainedbrain Agree. 🤬Gene. 6mo
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AWildMandaPanda
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I saw this movie on Netflix, and ever since then I have really wanted to read it! Has anyone read it? Is it, like most adaptations, better than the movie? :p #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #mustread

CouronneDhiver I have! I enjoyed it 6mo
AWildMandaPanda @CouronneDhiver I am glad, I suspect that so will enjoy it. I thought the movie was very heartwarming so I am sure the book will be even more so :) 6mo
irre I haven‘t watched it but really liked the book. 6mo
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shadowspeak17 I haven‘t watched the movie, so I don‘t know how they compare, but the book was great. :) 6mo
AWildMandaPanda @irre @shadowspeak17 Thanks! I am glad you both enjoyed it, I think I‘ll need to pick up a copy :) 6mo
mreads I'm reading it right now, about 30 pages left. It's good and I'm going to check out the movie this weekend. I keep picturing Redford and Fonda as I'm reading 😀 6mo
AWildMandaPanda @mreads They did do a wonderful job in the movie :) and I am glad you are enjoying it! I will definitely have to read it :) 6mo
sprainedbrain There‘s a movie?!? I read the book a couple of months ago and LOVED it. 6mo
AWildMandaPanda @sprainedbrain Netflix made a movie and it was quite heartwarming. I am excited to read the book. If you have a chance to watch the movie I hope you enjoy it :) 6mo
DivineDiana Haven‘t seen the movie, but loved the book! 6mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Pickpick

I loved this little novella. It was such a charming, beautiful love story with a touch of heartbreak. It is 100% worth reading if you need a little palette cleanser between heavier, darker novels. 💖💖💖

Megabooks Agreed!! 6mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Megabooks 💕 it was so beautifully written! 6mo
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BookishTrish
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Pickpick

Quietly awesome seniors fall in love and learn adult children can still be dicks about propriety

BookNAround Such a beautiful and heartbreaking book. 6mo
Cinfhen That‘s a perfect review 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Laylafinn That son was a total dick 6mo
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Lizpixie Seriously perfect review👵🏻👴🏻💔 6mo
kellyann28 Could not agree more! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Yes. Sweet little story, otherwise 6mo
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BookishTrish
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Tee hee

julesG 😂😂 6mo
CouronneDhiver Too late 6mo
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BookishTrish
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Lovely little evening read

Reggie I loved this book, so quiet and lovely. 6mo
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jdiehr
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What a charming book! The audio was just under 3 and a half hours long and I loved every minute. It made me wish I had been more understanding and sympathetic when my dad remarried so soon after we lost mom. Old people get lonely and crave companionship. I'll definitely be reading more from this author.

CouronneDhiver I thought the same! My grandpa remarried a year after our loss and we were stunned but I understand it a bit more now (read this one a couple months ago) (edited) 6mo
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wallacereads
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CouronneDhiver This is a cute one. I think I just saw the movie adaptation on my Netflix list too. 😊 6mo
wallacereads @CouronneDhiver - just finished it in one sitting...loved it! 6mo
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bedandabook
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Oh my goodness, such a beautiful book. It is a deceptively easy read; the prose is simple yet stunning. But there is a depth to the truth it tells. More than anything, it is a novel about happiness and about everyday lives. It is a novel to be cherished.

Joyfulmimi Thanks! 6mo
sprainedbrain Yes!!! 6mo
bedandabook You are welcome, @Joyfulmimi. I think you‘d love it! 6mo
bedandabook Hope you enjoy it, @sprainedbrain! 6mo
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sprainedbrain
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Oh my heart.

I spent most of this book just on the verge of tears... happy tears and sad tears. Such a sweet, slow little book. I adore Addie and Louis, but Gene makes me borderline homicidal. I loved Plainsong by Haruf, and this one resonated with me just as much. The end nearly killed me. The narration on audio was perfect.

This was my choice for #Booked2018 for #MainCharacterOver70YearsOld. ❤️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

kspenmoll This was the best book. 💕💕💕 totally understand your reaction. Great review. 7mo
Freespirit I agree this is a wonderful book.❤️📕 7mo
EliNeedsMoreShelves I love this author so much. 7mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review of a great book! 7mo
jdiehr Just put the audio on hold 😊 7mo
Lizpixie This broke my heart too. My nan was put in the same situation as the ending, years ago she had the opportunity to remarry a few years after my pop passed away, but my awful aunts & chucked a fit until she broke it off. Coz of that she spent the last 30yrs of her life alone.💔 7mo
sprainedbrain @Lizpixie that‘s just terrible! 😞 7mo
Blaire Love this book as well as the others that feature this town. 7mo
Cinfhen This was my pick too!!! Soooo beautiful but heartbreaking!! 6mo
Cinfhen I see @BarbaraTheBibliophage commented but letting @4thhouseontheleft know you‘ve completed this prompt! 6mo
sprainedbrain @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Sorry, ladies—I am really bad at tagging my books read for the challenge as I go. I usually end up just posting the whole season together after I‘ve finished all six books to make up for it. 😳 (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen No problem!!! We‘re watching you!!! But we do appreciate a roundup just in case we miss something!! 6mo
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bookandcat
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It is past the witching hour so it is now officially #Halloween! I can open my #litsyswapoween package.
Thank you @wen4blu for your beautiful box! I love all of the goodies you packed in, you positively spoiled me with so many things I've never seen before (a NJ book! Socks with cats with glasses! A bookworm pin! Cat candy and yearbook?!?) I 💙 it all - thanks for your generosity. My cats are also over the moon that you sent them a present too. 😻

bookandcat @BurghBookAddict thanks for hosting this swap! 7mo
bookandcat P.S. Wendy you are way more creative in your wrapping than I am ever able to be - my cats are also enjoying playing with the fake leaves 🍁 you sent. And the Linus Great Pumpkin Sticker on one of the packages was adorable! Thanks again! 7mo
wen4blu Happy Halloween! I'm so glad you (and your reading buddies) liked everything! And I love that you opened it first thing. 7mo
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bookandcat @wen4blu Happy Halloween! Xavier the gray cat was bopping the toy out of my hand all the way across the living room, and Zelda the tabby calico was squeaking away happily! I knew I had to open it early if I wanted to use anything from the box on Halloween because I'm gone all day today! Thanks again! 7mo
EH2018 Yay the kitties got a gift too! 😻 7mo
Gaylagal2 That is one happy cat!🎃 7mo
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shadowspeak17
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1. We went to a book sale and took these little weirdos to get their vaccinations.
2. Folding laundry...well, taking a break from it, I guess.
3. Our Souls at Night
4. Groceries
5. Italian

#humpdaypost #catsoflitsy #Ember #Phoenix

MinDea Cute fluffy weirdos! 💙 8mo
TheBookAddict 😻😻 such cuties and book sales are the best! 8mo
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shadowspeak17
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Pickpick

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This book is just lovely. So quiet and bittersweet. ❤️ A friend of mine asked me about it the other day, and I‘m glad that I can now confidently recommend it to him.

#booked2018 #mcover70 #catsoflitsy #Ember

Cinfhen It‘s a beautiful story 8mo
Reggie I loved this book. 8mo
AlaMich Awww...is the sock monkey her baby? 😊 8mo
shadowspeak17 @AlaMich Haha, yes, it is. 💕 8mo
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Cinfhen
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#OctoberXFiles When neighbor Addie calls Louis and asks him to #MeetMeInTheDark she isn‘t aware of how much this proposal will change their life and those around them. A beautiful story of love, commitment, family and taking chances. Would also work for #Booked2018 #MCover70 & #Pop18 #TimeofDayinTitle

EadieB @Cinfhen Is this creepy? 8mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha....maybe @Eadie ?!? Depends who you ask??? Have u seen the movie??? The book was actually beautiful 8mo
EadieB @Cinfhen no I haven‘t seen it. 8mo
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Lola Loved this one. My first KH which then led me to others that I also loved, like this one ❤️ 8mo
Lola @EadieB Not creepy. 8mo
BarbaraBB Great choice! 8mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve never read this author. I love that picture ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
RachelO Perfect! 8mo
DivineDiana Definitely not creepy. A short book with lots to think about. Beautiful writing. ❤️ @EadieB (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen I have PlainSong on my shelf @Lola I didn‘t realize the author passed away 😢 you would love this book @Cathythoughts it‘s a very slim novel but it does offer plenty to talk about 8mo
Cinfhen Did u see the film @DivineDiana ?? 8mo
Mdargusch I saw this movie and it was a nice story. I might read this book for #booked2018 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s less than 150 pages and an easy one sitting read @Mdargusch it‘s a good choice for those prompts!! 8mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I have not. But I think I will! 🤔 8mo
Cinfhen Jane Fonda & Robert Redford .....can‘t be bad @DivineDiana 8mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Agree! 👍🏻📚😘 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I LOVED this book! #agepositive 8mo
Cinfhen It really is a beautiful story @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😍great hashtag 8mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

This was really a great book about love and life and growing older. It is a short book that really goes into depth about relationships and what small things can create a bond between people and make them happy.

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ericas
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Mehso-so

"I think I regret more the pain I caused to Tamara than to my wife. I betrayed my nature, or something like that. It's as if I didn't answer the call to be something more than an ordinary English teacher in a dusty town". The synthesis of the fight between betrayel and adultery. There is a loser anyway. That's why the truth is the best option, it only leads to freedom but few are so brave to walk that path also in the imaginary town of Holt

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youneverarrived
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One of my recent 5 star reads. You‘re never too old to find yourself #rightnexttotherightone. Want to watch the film now too! #septemberdanes

Kalalalatja This book sounds so good! 9mo
Cathythoughts I have it stacked 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Lovely! I need to read this one. 9mo
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CouronneDhiver
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Pickpick

Good news @Reggie - We don‘t disagree on *every* novel. 🤪

This little book is a total charmer about the older years in life. I‘d recommend going in without a clue and allowing yourself to be swept away. Captivating!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Reggie Lololol, yay!!! I knew there had to be a book out there!!! 9mo
Libby1 I agree. I was stunned by its beauty. 9mo
Robothugs Hey! 👋🏻 I am head of @LitMail Can you point me in the direction of the person who is in charge of the CanadaGoesPostal/TheCanadianTour group? 9mo
CouronneDhiver Hi @Robothugs ... the leader of that group is @KassKho 😊 9mo
Robothugs Thanks very much! 😊 9mo
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youneverarrived
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A quiet, little novel about two lonely elderly people living in a small town who get together at night to talk and to sleep alongside each other. It‘s beautiful in its depiction of the simplicity of what love really is and true to life in the way other people seem to think they know what is best for you, and how you should be.

Jennick2004 💜 9mo
Meaw_catlady They filmed the movie in the small town I grew up in. I have yet to watch or read it tho! 9mo
youneverarrived @Meaw_catlady that‘s fab! I think I‘m gonna watch the film aswell as it‘s on Netflix! (edited) 9mo
Smrloomis I loved this book so much and was pleasantly surprised by the movie version too! You should watch it 😄 9mo
youneverarrived @Smrloomis I‘ll definitely watch it! 👍 9mo
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youneverarrived
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“Who does ever get what they want? It doesn‘t seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It‘s always two people bumping against each other blindly, acting out old ideas and dreams and mistaken understandings.”

This book is quietly beautiful 💙 #audiowalk

Cathythoughts 💙💙💙 9mo
Reggie Omg, I loved this book. 9mo
youneverarrived @Reggie I loved your review on it. 9mo
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elljaytea
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Short and easy to read, but crammed with complicated emotions and relationships. I was utterly charmed by Addie and Louis.