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Wanderers
Wanderers: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world's last hope. In the tradition of The Stand and Station Eleven comes a gripping saga that weaves an epic tapestry of humanity into an astonishing tale of survival. Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other "shepherds" who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead. For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it. As the rest of society collapses all around them--and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them--the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart--or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world.
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DavidDiamond
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In a world not so different from our own, a mysterious group of unstoppable sleepwalkers along with their family members and a group of scientists, embark on a journey across a post-apocalyptic landscape to discover the cause and a cure. Throw in some Artificial Intelligence, a right wing militia group and a highly infectious and deadly disease, and you‘re in for a gut-busting laugh riot.
Kidding.
This book is dark AF.

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Maddie.e
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t really know what to expect of this book, but I didn‘t expect it to be a mirror image of what is currently happening around us. An exaggerated image, but similar nonetheless. The pandemic, climate change, the reality that fear can stir up horrific hatred in the world- all things we see today. But was disappointed how little Shana grew as a character- pretty much ended up the same as she was at the start. But the ending…just awful. Sigh.

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emlouloon
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3.5-4. Finished this audiobook today. It was an enjoyable listen. It was interesting to explore a pandemic that wasn‘t coronavirus. The characters were intriguing and their stories kept me listening. I think I would have liked it less as a physical read.

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 286.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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vivastory
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"Biology had at its core a keen and singular horror that made all the bogeyman stuff as scary as a preschool playroom. Infectious diseases alone offered a host of terrors for one's fear to endlessly feast upon."

kplovesbooks Adding this to my TBR based on this quote right here!! 8mo
vivastory @kplovesbooks It's still early in the book, but so far I really like it. I've heard great things about it! 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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@jimfields3 Thank you so much for the lovely edition of this chunkster!!! I'm excited to give it a whirl!! Happy fall!!

Thanks for hosting the #LLFS @Bookgoil @rsteve388 !!

jimfields3 I hope you enjoy it! 9mo
Bookgoil Love that little side book too! ❤️ 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @Bookgoil - Yes!! It's a little collection of encouraging quotes, one for each page!! 8mo
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Bookboss
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Lovely afternoon at the library!

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Twainy
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🎧 Thankfully the Audible sale is over! Bought 9 yesterday & then bought 5 more tonight.

Now I have the entire Revelation Space series!

Wanderers is the only book I‘ve already read.

Mark Lawrence recommended The Grey Bastards, actually a bunch were recommendations from a few different people!

I vaguely remember liking the writing team on The Beam. I hope I wasn‘t wrong 😆

Hello. My name is Nancy & I have a book problem 😫

#AudibleSale 🖤

vivastory It's a good problem to have... 📚 📚 11mo
Twainy @vivastory You‘re not wrong. 😁🙌 11mo
Tera66 Great haul! Thanks again for reminding me! 11mo
Twainy @terra66 YW …. I LOVE a good book sale 😁 I hope you were able to find a good book. If so, my job here is done 😁 11mo
FelinesAndFelonies Stacked!! 11mo
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rosalita
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Well, I was right about who the actual villain in this one is: the technology, not the pandemic. It felt a shade too long, and I'm a little peeved that it ends on a cliffhanger that makes it clear there's going to be a sequel. I might've thought twice about reading it if I'd known that going in. Still, overall I'd recommend it.

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rosalita
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I was worried it might be too disturbing to read about a pandemic during a pandemic, but it turns out I'm more freaked out by the Black Swan artificial intelligence device.

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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

This was the longest audiobook I've ever attempted, and it was the perfect distraction while I was in quarantine.

I'm a sucker for dystopian tales, so I might be biased. 😀 Wanderers could stand to be a bit shorter because some sections drag on, but I still loved it. And the ending was one of the best I've read in a long time.

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Settings
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Mehso-so

Reminds me of a Stephen King novel - interesting premise, lots of characters, much rambling, overly long, has a washed up rock star (and flops the ending). (I like rambling)

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Traci1
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I wanted to love this one. And the synopsis led me to think I would. I don't know if it's a matter of it just being way too long (33ish hours on audio), but I kept losing interest. I think the story was inventive. And the characters were likeable (except the hate-able ones). But it just dragged. Took me 40 days to complete. Glad to be moving on to a different audio.

Book 9/20 for #crushtherush
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Wow that's long! Congrats on finally finishing it. 2y
Lostinagoodbook Agreed ... soooooooo long. 2y
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Traci1
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#littenlisten starts today. I've got Wanderers (the tagged book) going along with Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman. Wanderers is a chunkster at over 30 hours, so I don't know if I will finish it, but I aim to finish Magic Lessons. What are you all listening to, and would you recommend the audio?

@aperfectmjk

Libby1 Are there any rules or goals for #LittenListen ? 2y
Traci1 @Libby1 I think it's a set your own goals sort of read(listen)athon. I'd love to get 24 hours in the 3 days, but that's probably not going to happen. The only "rule" would be that they are audiobooks. 2y
aperfectmjk @Libby1 no rules... just listen to what you can during the designated time frame. Have fun! 2y
Libby1 Thanks, @Traci1 and @aperfectmjk ! I‘m definitely joining in. At the start of the day I still had 8 hours left of Hilary Clinton‘s What Happened. I hope to finish it during the Listen-athon! 2y
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Linda_Bloodworth_Author
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Bailedbailed

I read the first hundred pages, skipped 75% of the book and read the last hundred pages and still got what happened. Honestly, it didn't need to be so long, what a filler of a book. On to the next.

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Jenken1998
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Im not an apocalyptic read fan but my teen boy is. So this was our most recent audiobook. Its a beast. Took us 2 months of car rides to practice to get through. This has everything in it. Man v man, man v nature, man v machine. Great characters. The aging rockstar was our favorite. Mostly believable storyline. Lots of political opinions. Gory violence. Triggers for litterally everything. We liked it though 3.5 to 4 stars.

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CaitlinSiem
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Reading this while in a pandemic was either super smart or super dumb. I‘ll go with the former haha.

What a journey Wendig has given the reader here. It‘s decently hefty at 800 pages but it was a very complete story. And while I listened to it, never did it feel bogged down or like it was too long.

It had a bit of an Eagle Eye vibe to me (the movie). And I know it‘s been compared to The Stand (I haven‘t read it).

I think it‘s worth a read.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Finished this one for #TomeTopple A great pandemic read, too. I loved it. So glad that the Tome Topple Challenge put this on my front burner.

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Hooked_on_books
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A small number of people suddenly begin walking across the country like zombies. As a CDC team investigates, something else, which may or may not be connected, is afoot. Great apocalypse fiction though may be too hard for those with coronavirus anxiety to read at the moment. I just loved the ending!

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LiterRohde
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A mysterious sleepwalking sickness has hit the United States, starting with a young girl. And it seems to be spreading. What it is and how it spreads, no one knows. Terrorists? Disease? Apocalypse? 👇

📷: Audible

LiterRohde The Sleepwalkers begin to travel with purpose, but no one knows where they are going. Family and friends follow after affected loved ones to protect and take care of them. And the nation watches with fear, wonder, and even hatred.

This is the crux of the book - how people deal with this growing crisis as it spreads across the United States. Will it be us against them, or will we be united to find a solution?
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BookwormM Sounds intriguing 2y
amywithbooks I loved this one. Great review! 2y
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Crazeedi Excellent review 2y
Suet624 In my fantasy they treat each other with love. I hope it will happen in real life too. 2y
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ShelleyH
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Bailedbailed

I'd had enough when I got to the description of a couch as "ugly as a secret." Probably some of the worst writing I've come across & it needs to lose about 300 pages. I wouldn't be so perturbed if this author didn't dispense writing advice....

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ShelleyH
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What do you do when you're 25% invested in an almost 800 page book & the author's writing style is driving you nuts?

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ShelleyH
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"...the true danger of a brand-new pandemic became clear..."

Ah... Quite frightening book to read when the world is amid a coronovirus outbreak...

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Twainy
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🎧 Let‘s get the bad out of the way first. Multiple triggers. Violence. Graphic adult scenes ... BUT ... it‘s a cross between Lock In by John Scalzi, The Andromeda Strain & King‘s The Stand so I loved it. A fungus called white mask slowly kills humanity, a computer saves a select few by containing them in a virtual world while they mindlessly sleepwalk across country with loved ones & protectors in tow. And there‘s always the bad guys ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4

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Lauren.Archer
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Wow...this book was amazing. Dystopian with a twist of cli-fi. I was rooting for most of the hero‘s of the story. It is a brick of a book,but I enjoyed every page.

amywithbooks I loved this one too! 2y
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Kimbono
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Saturday morning reading soundtrack #readingsoundtrack

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SaraHasClass
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A bit long, too slow in some parts, this book is so full of imagination it more than makes up for it. When an eerie malaise famously grips a small group of people & an epidemic seizes the rest of the country panic ensues. Right wing crazies form to attack & liberal do gooders place their faith in a super computer to save them. This book will keep you guessing if not, piss off your political sensibilities.

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Kaimag
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I‘ve been waiting to start reading all day 😍😍😍

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amywithbooks
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My first book of 2020 is complete, and what a way to start the reading year. This book is fantastic. It has elements similar to The Stand (and Wendig references it) but this story is uniquely its own. I really enjoyed the sci-fi aspect to it, and the pace was that of a thriller. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for sure!

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amywithbooks
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So excited to start this after picking it up on a Kindle deal yesterday!

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Decalino
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Fans of Stephen King's The Stand should definitely check out this apocalyptic chunkster of a book. When something causes random individuals to sleepwalk in unison, the CDC is called in to investigate. That's only the beginning, as threads converge to trigger disaster. Hypochondriacs should probably stay away, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good stuff!

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xxjenadanxx
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This was a laborious undertaking. It literally took me 6 weeks to finish this one, which has nothing to do with it's size & everything to do with me not connecting to it. I actually liked the story, it has a well developed plot & though there are a lot of moving parts & perspectives its easy to follow. I just absolutely dreaded reading it. This book has everything I look for as a dystopia/apocalypse fan it just somehow didn't work for me.

Deifio I'm astonished you took the trouble to finish it! 😲 I hope you'll like your next book better. 😉 If you like dystopia books, have you read Hugh Howey's Wool series? 3y
xxjenadanxx @Deifio I try not to dnf books if I can help it and I really had high hopes for this one! I haven't heard of that series before but I will definitely check it out, thanks for the recommendation! 3y
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rachelm
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Bailedbailed

I tried to like this. I really did. I wanted 90% more plague tbh, and for its length I just couldn‘t devote another 15ish hours.

Others might enjoy! Not me.

xxjenadanxx I've been "reading" it for weeks, I just can't seem to commit to it. 3y
rachelm @xxjenadanxx I had to get emotional permission from my friend @hwestfall to give up and once I did I was glad I did 😅 if you are waiting for just such an excuse, here it is ! 3y
hwestfall @xxjenadanxx, we understand! If you need to bail, do it! I bailed after chapter 50. I hate quitting books but it was time for me. 3y
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xxjenadanxx @hwestfall @rachelm that's a good friend! I probably need someone to tell me that sometimes but I am determined to push through. It takes a lot for me to dnr a book. I'm currently on chapter 57 and hoping to finish it tonight or tomorrow at the latest. 3y
xxjenadanxx Just finished it! Whew! 3y
rachelm @xxjenadanxx 🏆🥳 3y
hwestfall Wow! I am so impressed! Great job 😊 3y
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rachelm
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Slipped on my shoes for a quick #audiowalk before work to this book. I still have 20 hours left!

Wearing my book skirt today!

Jerdencon Love it! 😀❤️ 3y
julesG 😍 Did you make it yourself? 3y
rachelm @julesG I wish!! 3y
Tamra I would love throw pillows with that fabric!! 😍 3y
ljuliel Cute ! If I don‘t stop the ice cream and gravy, I could fit the entire Dewey Decimal System on MY book skirt. 😐 3y
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rachelm
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My #audiowalking habit has had to move indoors for the season. Listening to this extremely long (30+ hr) behemoth right now. Should translate to lots of circuits of the track...

night_shift I need to find something like this near me 3y
ljuliel It‘s not quite as fun walking indoors is it ? If our weather is decent, I take walks daily. It‘s about time to start back at the gym, though. I believe our outside walking weather is about over for this year. 3y
readordierachel 30+ is quite a commitment. How long does it take you to finish a book that long? It would take me months. 3y
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rachelm @readordierachel about three weeks probably? I usually finish one ten-ish hour audiobook a week, between commuting, walks, and chores. 3y
rachelm @UnidragonFrag it has brightened my mood to have somewhere to go. I use the other gym stuff too, but even when I‘m unmotivated I can walk for 30 3y
rachelm @ljuliel I already can‘t wait for Spring...😢 3y
night_shift @rachelm that's so great, honestly! I'm so unmotivated to do anything lol 3y
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DestaK
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Fans of The Stand or The Passage Trilogy should like this one.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3y
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EadieB
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catherine2 I loved this one! Wish I‘d had more time to savor it. It was a library book and I had to read it quickly. 3y
EadieB @catherine2 I know it's a long book 700+ pages! 3y
catherine2 I freaked out when I went to the library to pick it up! I was like “Uh oh!” I only got to keep it for two weeks but somehow I got it done 😊 3y
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😱 3y
tjwill Wow, those blurbs are all extreme. Career defining! Masterpiece! That‘s a bit intimidating. 3y
EadieB @tjwill I haven‘t read it yet but it sounds good! 3y
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bookladyreads
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Every now and then you totally hype yourself up for a book and it lives up to every single expectation. This book is 780 pages, but it's good from start to finish. There was no point where it lulled for me or where my eyes glazed over, there was no point where I felt bored. I was fully engaged. I'm in total awe of what Chuck Wendig with the story. I loved this book so much and I have so many thoughts and feelings about it. #wanderers

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rachelm
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Yes.
So excited to finally have this one in my queue! Also, if you haven‘t checked out #Librofm I suggest it! Same price as Audible per month, but part of the money goes to the local bookstore of your choice.
#shoplocal https://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm86997

LauraJ 32 hours! 3y
rachelm @LauraJ I always feel like I get a good deal when I use a credit for a suuuuuuper long book 😂 3y
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swishandflick
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Bailing at 35%. I gave it 4 days and 275 pages, but it's taking a realllyyy long time to get anywhere and I just can't imagine slogging through 525 more pages before it's due back to the library. Bummer bc I've heard good things, but maybe just not what I'm in the mood for at the moment? 🤔

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rsteve388
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Wow this book is 780 pages!! I dont think I have ever read a book this big. I dont know if this book falls into #TeamSlaughter Catergory but I am excited to dive in, in a few weeks, after I have finished a few other books. @Clwojick

xxjenadanxx I just got this one from the library the other day and was shocked by the size! I can't wait to tackle it! 3y
Clwojick 😱😵💪🏻you‘ve got this!! 3y
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Daughter-of-words
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Finally finished this big boy! Fantastic story telling with loads of twists and turns all the way until the end!
🍄🍄🍄🍄/5

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bookladyreads
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I started reading #Wanderers Monday afternoon. I'm currently 244 pages in and I am really enjoying the story so far. I also think the pacing is just right. #currentlyreading

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bookladyreads
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I'm so excited today because I'm starting Wanderers. I've been looking forward to cracking this book open since July. What are you reading today?
#wanderers #chuckwendig #currentlyreading #fallreads

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Leo1733
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I'm at the 42% mark and I am loving this book! It's very political in a way that totally works for me. I had no idea it was such a chunkster when I started it but that just means there's more to love. All those comparisons to The Stand and Station Eleven are justified. There's even a King reference IN the book, love it!

vivastory I got this one for my birthday. I'm really looking forward to it! 3y
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Ingridelaine82
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So far I am enjoying the two narrators with their various styles via Audible. Love apocalyptic fiction. Somewhat station 11 like so far.

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Shana wakes up one morning to find her sister sleepwalking, and apparently with a destination in mind. Shana follows. It turns out to be a journey, and along that journey she finds more sleepwalkers and their “shepherds”, who are also protecting their loved ones. It‘s an epidemic, and society begins to crumble in its wake. Without answers, everyone reacts differently, and some violently. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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wordynoodles
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Wow, a long book, but a really good read. If you liked The Stand, you'll like this. Lots of current US political references in there too. I really enjoyed it. It was a bit slow at first and it wasn't that difficult to work out what was going on, but very enjoyable. Again, not a book that is a great literary work, but just a rip roaring story.