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Things My Son Needs to Know about the World
Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Sharpeipup
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“I want you to always remember that you can become whatever you want to become, but that‘s nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are.” ❤️💜💛💙

marleed This was a 5 star for me proving good books can be small! 3w
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librarian365
Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Hubs took the kiddo to a ball game so I could log more reading time. (He's pretty great, not gonna lie.) Loving the summer #24in48!

#readathon #nonfictionreads #summerreading

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StellaDz
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The world: it‘s beautiful, it‘s flawed, and we are the same. Backman writes another stunning book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ without a doubt. I really didn‘t expect it to be so funny! But it‘s also touching, and I don‘t even have kids. He has such a way with words, that readers can‘t help but be awe-inspired.

**Finished it on my trip to the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia. Pictured above is White Point

❤️❤️

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Laru79
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I finished this last night and it was lovely from start to finish! Sweet, funny and filled with love all the way through.

Megabooks 💯 agree!! 2mo
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Laru79
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Beartown and Us against you are two of my most favourite books, so I‘m really excited to get into this one!

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StellaDz
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Backman defines what parenthood is like absolutely perfectly. Eleven pages in and I‘m already laughing out loud. 😂😂

marleed This was on my 2019 Top6Reads. I love it so much! 2mo
StellaDz @marleed this is the only author that on page one I know it‘s gonna be a 5 star read. I love everything I‘ve read from him! 2mo
marleed I agree! 2mo
Megabooks Great book!! 2mo
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StellaDz
Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Needed something good for the soul. #currentlyreading this book and, of course, popcorn!

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MaggieCarr
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Unlike any I have ever read before from this author, told in a first person letter to his son sharing destinct memories of preparenthood and being a father. The sarcasm and humor, the punch in the gut feelings of love are so accurately described, I felt the emotions myself. Warning: a few spots had me snort out loud, it's a good thing I wasn't drinking at the time or I'd have spewed liquid all over the book. Go now. Read. Enjoy.

Jeannie I haven‘t read this one but I really enjoy his sense of humor. 3mo
Soubhiville I haven‘t read this one yet either. I do love him though. I just picked up Us Against You last weekend. 😊 3mo
MaggieCarr @Jeannie my notes were wrong. I thought that it didnt come out this fall but then my preorder showed and and I couldn't have been more excited! It took me awhile to get into Ove (my first Backman) but once I got used to his writing, boy did the emotions roll in. The humor was much needed and hit me exactly right at this time in my life. 3mo
MaggieCarr @Soubhiville I was so excited to get Us Against You that I read through it in two sittings. He is such a talented author. 3mo
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OMG thank you @tdrosebud!!!! I'm so excited to read allllll these books. I've already used the mug and eaten some of the candy haha. And I LOVE journaling while drinking tea. This is such a great box! 🥰😍

#summersantagoespostal
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marleed I give Things My Son.... 5 stars. And I‘m strict about the full shining fifth star. 3mo
Heatherfeather @marleed woohoo! Can't wait 3mo
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SoniaC
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And just like that I love him even more

marleed I love this. I went out and purchased the day I Library-audio‘d. It‘s a 5-star for me! 3mo
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Kaila-ann
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Very cute book. At one point Backman mentions that he is all black and white and hard angles. His wife is his color in the world. I immediately went to Ove ❤️. The whole book is funny and touching and beautiful. Backman is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

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Backman is the best! I listened to this on audio and I would highly recommend it. It‘s very short at about 3 1/2 hours which makes it easy to fit into a busy schedule. This book is basically advice to his son but it really fits into any family dynamic. Extremely humorous — I laughed right out loud and had to share some parts with anyone who was unfortunate to be sitting close to me. I know, “Book Nerd“!

Crazeedi Oh this is a new one for me! Whoohoo! 4mo
suvata 👍🏻😎 4mo
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marleed
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Before I finished listening I placed my order for a physical copy of this book. Whether you purchase or borrow, read or listen, get this book! Get two and gift the other - it‘s a beautiful gift... Okay, if you‘re about to settle in for the GOT finale, you can hold off ascertaining this for the next 2 hours. But otherwise, get this now - you won‘t regret it!

Kaila-ann I loved A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She‘s Sorry. The rest are on my wishlist ❤️. 4mo
marleed @Kaila-ann Oh my gosh everything about this book is so good. It will be the go to Father‘s Day gift for years. 4mo
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Megabooks
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This is an amazing book to listen to with your father, even if you‘re a daughter & not a son. Dad & I laughed & squeezed each other‘s arms many times during the #audiobook. It was a fantastic road trip trip with Backman writing & Fontana narrating! 5⭐️

#BFC Book 5/8 Audiobook 2/2 🎉

Great week - I‘m being weaned out of my boot 🎉 & today is the only day I‘ve had a 2nd sugary drink

Not counting points; proud of everyone! I 💜 this community! 😘

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m not counting points either just meeting or beating my set goals and yes this community is amazing! ❤️📚 4mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4mo
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wanderinglynn @Megabooks @CoverToCoverGirl No need to count points. But I would encourage you to do a weekly check-in post—it helps with accountability and to help keep you going strong. ☺️💜💪🏻 4mo
Megabooks @CoverToCoverGirl Yes! This is such a wonderful way to be accountable to yourself! 4mo
Megabooks @BookwormAHN Thanks!! 4mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn I was kinda using this as my weekly check in. Should I be more obvious? Serious question. I try not to make too many posts. 4mo
wanderinglynn @Megabooks This is perfectly fine. 👍🏻 4mo
4thhouseontheleft That sounds like a great audiobook for a family road trip! 4mo
Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft I think it would be! 4mo
Bookwormjillk Never heard of this book. Sounds great! 4mo
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk I‘m really looking forward to it! 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m gonna look for this one!! I wasn‘t going to pick it up but you‘ve changed my mind! Would this be good as a father‘s day present?!? 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Yes, definitely a good father‘s day present! More geared to a young father, but my 70 year old dad LOVED it! 4mo
Cinfhen How‘s dad liking the car???? My dad is 75 ( I wonder if he‘d like this book) He loves reading again now that he retired. What book can u suggest. He prefers NF or espionage/ medical thrillers 4mo
Megabooks My dad likes a lot of the true crime I‘ve gotten into like American Kingpin (his fav) and American Pain. The Mastermind is his next read. He also likes David Sedaris. He did not like The Feather Thief. If your dad likes to laugh, he‘d enjoy the Backman. My dad loves the car!! Things are much more settled around here now that he has it. 4mo
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This was so funny I accidentally spat my coke out over my bookshelf because I was forced to laugh. Aside from hilarious, this is charming and heart-warming. A must buy for all new fathers and anyone else who wants a laugh.

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Megabooks
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Listening to this #audiobook on the way to buy my dad‘s car in Nashville. It‘s hilarious!!

Falling down on the fitness side, but you have to try Cook Out milkshakes if you‘re near one!! I recommend cappuccino. My dad recommends vanilla.

#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

Hoopiefoot I love their Cheerwine floats! 4mo
BookwormAHN You can do it 🌻 4mo
Megabooks @Hoopiefoot So good! I‘m really happy my grocery in KY has Cheerwine! 4mo
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Megabooks @BookwormAHN Thanks! 💙 4mo
wanderinglynn Everyone needs a treat once in a while. 👍🏻😀 4mo
Caterina Milkshakes can be a great reward for fitness! 😉 Good to hear you're enjoying the audiobook, I've been thinking about reading it! 4mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn I can‘t go to Cook Out without getting ice cream! 😂😂 4mo
Megabooks @Caterina It‘s really good! How are you feeling today? 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Cook our shakes are the best especially the peach and watermelon in the summer!! 4mo
guinsgirlreads Both look great!! 4mo
Caterina Thanks for asking! ❤️ I'm feeling great emotionally and mentally! 😂 Still can't drink much water and have only had a cup of yogurt today, and swelling/bruising won't reach its peak until tonight and tomorrow. But the pain meds are helping and I'm loving hanging out on Litsy when I'm not sleeping. 🥰 4mo
EJG31 I laughed out loud, it was so funny! 4mo
dariazeoli Looking so forward to this book 🙌🏻 4mo
Megabooks @Graciouswarriorprincess I used to love peach cobbler before I went GF. 4mo
Megabooks @guinsgirlreads Thanks! 👍🏻 4mo
Megabooks @Caterina Awesome! I‘m glad you‘re handling things so well! 💜💜 Take care, I‘ll be praying. 🙏🏻 4mo
Megabooks @EJG31 It‘s way better than I expected! 4mo
Megabooks @dariazeoli I think you‘ll like it!! 4mo
BethM Never heard of them, plus you can get back on it tomorrow. Balance.😁 4mo
Megabooks @BethM I will!! 4mo
EJG31 @Megabooks I‘m glad you are enjoying it. I love every one of his books. Us Against You is one of my all time favourite reads. 4mo
Megabooks @EJG31 I enjoyed Us Against You, but I think I liked Beartown more! 4mo
EJG31 @Megabooks I did not think I could like anything more than Beartown, but Us Against You literally took my breath away. 4mo
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Half an hour in, and I've already cried (once) and laughed out loud (hard and a lot.)

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Sweettartlaura
Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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How did I not know this was happening?! Thanks, @EsquireGirl for the Scribd tip - breezing through this tonight ❤️

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amiekreger
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Next up. Looking forward to some laughs.

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Kristy_K
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Backman‘s foray into non-fiction show a more humorous and light side to him than I‘m use to with his fiction books I‘ve read. He perfectly balances humor and heartfelt moments. It‘s cute and funny with moments of poignancy. The love Backman feels for his son (and wife) is evidently clear and his passion for life shines through as well. I loved his vignettes about life, love, and everything in between. A great, short read.

#netgalley #arc

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bg_reads
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Does this mean I can't post quotes on social media? I'm confused!

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candority
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This book is short, sweet, and oh so charming. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is Fredrik Backman‘s open letter to his newborn son, made up essays offering life lessons/advice, with short anecdotes in between. It is equal parts humorous and heartwarming, and while it was a bit repetitive at times, I loved the glimpse into Backman‘s personal life. I am not a parent, yet these essays spoke to me in a way that I didn‘t expect. #netgalley

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MelissaSue81
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Ahhh. I just love Fredrik Backman. He wrote this book when his first son was a toddler and it‘s just perfection. 💗💗💗💗💗

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MelissaSue81
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This is familiar. 💗💗💗💗

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MelissaSue81
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Abandoning all other reading starting now. New Backman on #NetGalley and #AutoApproved

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I guess I need to get on reading Backman's past books!!

WanderingBookaneer I was not approved for this one. 😔 6mo
tpixie He's my new favorite author. I need to read this one and Us Against You! just finished Beartown, it was good!
Loved Ove, and My Grandmother, and then Britt Marie was cute. Every day.. was great, heart tugging.
I bet his books are lovely in Swedish but they do translate so well!
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rather_be_reading @tpixie glad to hear tht! i cnt wait to start reading them 6mo
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
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seglitis
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ So much YESSSSS in one little book. Both my boys are teenagers now, but this had me laughing throughout.
#NetGalley #ARC

Reviewsbylola Now that I think of it, it would probably work better if I spit straight on my kids. Because I am constantly doing the spit rub thing and they still look grimy as hell. 😂 6mo
seglitis @Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
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seglitis
Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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I got this one in advance from #NetGalley I can't wait to read it... I am currently in the middle of three books. This one may have to jump to the top of the list 😍

Reviewsbylola I got this one on Netgalley too! 6mo
seglitis @Reviewsbylola Maybe it's a Stephanie thing 😉 6mo
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Jejalena
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Fredrik Backman skriver så vackert om kärlek till sin fru och sin son. Och samtidigt är han så himla rolig att man skrattar högt. Mysig och lätt sommarläsning.

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