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Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition | Richard Bach
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Now, for the first time ever, a new complete edition ebook original of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves…people who know there’s more to this living than meets the eye: they’ll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than they ever dreamed.A pioneering work that wed graphics with words, Jonathan Livingston Seagull now enjoys a whole new life.
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mom2bugnbee
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? Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach - okay, I realize it isn't a plane, but I honestly couldn't think of one! When I changed my thought to "flying", that's what came up. ?
? Airplane!
? Leaving on a Jet Plane - many, many artists ?
@JoScho
#manicmonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🛩💙 3w
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Eggs
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#1970s #letstraveljuly

Time machine time! Yes we sewed those exact jumpers in Home Economics! The somber girl is me, senior picture
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 4w
OriginalCyn620 Love it! 👌🏻❤️ 3w
rretzler Ah, home-ec! I remember it well! My jam never did set and I‘ve never tried to make any since! 🤣 3w
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Kimberlone I love those jumpers! I would totally wear that today. 3w
Eggs @Kimberlone 🥰🥰 I love you for saying that 3w
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rizzle4
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Loved the moral of the story presented in this book. It's an easy short read!

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arubabookwoman
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The seagull came back today. Or maybe it‘s a different one.

batsy 😆 2mo
Tanisha_A She likes it there! 2mo
Liz_M Be thankful the bird is outside the building! In my previous building tenants opened the stairway windows to smoke and the pigeons would come in and hang out in the hallways. 2mo
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arubabookwoman
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I was reading the other afternoon and heard tapping on our window, 31 floors up. I looked over to see this.

RvnclawWhovian 😂😂😂 2mo
valeriegeary 😱😂 2mo
Tadams4 Nice surprise! 2mo
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MrBook 😆👏🏻 2mo
Leftcoastzen Those panhandlers! 2mo
BarbaraBB It would scare me! I hope your husband is doing well/better 💜 2mo
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Lel2403
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One of my favourite books ever.....

https://amzn.to/2CuB6ln

Crazeedi I did a crewel embroidered picture of Jonathan Livingston Seagull when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, 1974😊 7mo
Lel2403 @Crazeedi 💕💕 7mo
kathedron Hello! Did you get my email yesterday, with the #jbuk list attached? 7mo
Lel2403 @kathedron I did thank you x 7mo
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SusanLee
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Pickpick

Easy read, straightforward about life. Seagulls as the epiphany of life itself. The perseverance and hard work are the key to a better livelihood .

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BookwormAHN
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I read this #novella when I was eleven and I loved it. As I recall it is basically about a seagull messiah and most likely deeper than my preteen mind grasped. I have my great grandmother's copy somewhere but after an hour searching I couldn't find it. So back to Google images 🤦🏼🤷🏼🙈🙊
#OldCoolBooks @Linsy

Linsy That‘s what it‘s there for! Thank goodness for Google. 🙏 (edited) 1y
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HalsZ
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If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we‘ve destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don‘t you think that we might see each other once or twice?”

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Rajiv2
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Pickpick

It is the book one should read it over and over as it has different meaning every time you read it.

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Tankgyrl
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‘Why, Jon, why?" his mother asked. "Why is it so hard to be like the rest of the flock, Jon? Why can't you leave low flying to the pelicans, the alhatross? Why don't you eat? Son, you're bone and feathers!" "I don't mind being bone and feathers mom. I just want to know what I can do in the air and what I can't, that's all. I just want to know.‘

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Mork.Horwaad

A few pages in and already feeling better. The pictures of seagulls every chapter help too.

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Pickpick

I finished this lovely book, for the second time, and it is as brilliant a fable as it was the first time. This is the 1973 edition my husband, or more likely his parents, bought for 13 Kroner in Norway. I feel fortunate my husband introduced this author to me when we first married. I have enjoyed every Bach book I‘ve read.

MrBook 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Lola I loved this when I read it in hs and have wanted to do a reread as an adult to see if it holds up for me. Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! 2y
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Texreader
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He spoke of very simple things—that it is right for a gull to fly, that freedom is the very nature of his being, that whatever stands against that freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form....”The only true law is that which leads to freedom,” Jonathan said. “There is no other.”

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Texreader
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“The place for a seagull at night is on shore, and from this moment forth he vowed, he would be a normal gull. It would make everyone happier.” I love this fable about an individual trying to be more than the expectation of his peers. Sometimes, giving in makes everyone else happier but robs the individual of what makes him/her happy. This is a re-read from my 20s and I loved it then and so far I love it now.

Cathythoughts Read this years ago. So beautiful ❤️ 2y
Texreader @Cathythoughts It‘s so fortunate we found this gorgeous book! 2y
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Calendule
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Mehso-so

Currently reading this. Kinda boring at times. I don't really really like seagulls all that much nor care about their speed of flight.

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Oryx
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#quickreads with scruffy, sleepy #dogsoflitsy @RealLifeReading I can't remember the details of this book (perils of reading too quickly) but I remember liking it.

KarenUK 🐶💕💕 2y
zsuzsanna_reads I am currently reading Penguin Lessons, about a penguin which was named Juan Salvador Penguin after this book! 2y
Oryx @zsuzsanna_reads That sounds really good. Are you enjoying it? 2y
zsuzsanna_reads Yes, it was great! I'd definitely recommend it. 2y
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Dragon
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#publishedinthe1970s so I've picked six of my favourites. I used to read all the early Stephen King books ,Thorn Birds ❤️ , of course the tagged book so 😎, Shogun so awesome that I read :Taipan, Noble House and King Rat. Probably one of my all time favourites- My Name is Asher Lev #jubilantjuly

Blaire Yes! Love shogun and the rest of the saga. Favorites of both my mom and dad's. 2y
Dragon Thanks @Blaire glad to hear other people like them too 👍❤️ 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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I had three people recommend this to me before I got around to reading it. Maybe other people are fans, but it's a definite #CantEven for me. I absolutely did not like this book. #JuneBookBugs

LeslieO I haven't thought about this book in a long time and this is the second time today! It was in the Little Free Library I photographed today. I loved it in high school. But probably "couldn't even" now! 2y
Chelsibno When I was teaching, the other English teachers and I found a whole classroom set of this book while cleaning out the English department storage closet along with classroom sets of many other novels that haven't been taught in decades. 2y
Lola @LeslieO My 17 year old daughter and I came across this oldie at a book fair yesterday--and I told her exactly that 😛 2y
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Jas16
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Boy bands always make me think of my first love- Jordan Knight. I was NKOTB obsessed. In an article I read that listed all of his favorites, he claimed this as his favorite book. Of course I had to own a copy. Did I think that if Jordan and I ever met I would dazzle him with my knowledge of Jonathan's quest to fly high? I love that I still have this copy even if I likely haven't read it since I was in middle school. #aslongasyouloveme #melodicmay

mcipher Aaaah, me too! I never read that book though, so maybe you win with the obsession?! 😝 2y
Lesliereads It's been EONS since I read this one! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I loved this book when I was 8 years old...practically had it memorized, LOL! 😂 2y
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Rebonkula
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Came across this oldie while antique shopping. One of the first audiobooks? Can't wait to give it a listen!

LeslieO A blast from the past! This one was still in my school library several years ago and experienced a sudden increase in circulation when 8th graders had a book quota to meet. They came in looking for the shortest books! 2y
Rebonkula @LeslieO that's too funny! I remember i had it read to me in the younger grades. The older I am when I read it, the more I get out of it. It grows with you. 2y
LeslieO I read it in high school and remember loving it! 2y
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AlaMich
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Sea gulls and mallards peacefully coexisting on the boat ramp. A guy on a jet ski on the lake. 63° in Chicago in the middle of February. All is right with the world ? #riotgrams #freebie

RadicalReader @AlaMich definitely don't want the wonderful weather to be dampened the wild and wonderful spirits 2y
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Tav
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This book arrived yesterday from my Facebook meme Book Exchange. I have never read it but it sat on my Nana's bookshelf for decades - I remember seeing it there as a child. I was so happy to get this as a surprise gift, and the inscription moved me. Lori wrote, "A book of hope and flight even in the impossible situation." That lifted my soul; I look forward to this read. ??

CoffeeAndABook It's been ages since I read this but I remember it was super inspiring 🎆 3y
Tav @CoffeeAndABook I feel like I may have even read it as a pre-teen but didn't have the life experience to appreciate it. I have a vague memory. 3y
CoffeeAndABook @Tav You know, that might be true about re-reading this with more life experience. I'm trying to locate my copy but apparently it found a new home... I don't keep very good track of whom I lend to. But I'm sure I can easily find a used copy 😉 Let us know if you enjoy it!!! 🕊 3y
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jdtchicago

If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?

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LazyLibrary
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“He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all”
― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Texreader
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A unique #classiccharacter for today's #octphotochallenge. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. And a nemesis ready to take him down (Midnight, the dark kitty).

DeeLew I have a copy of that book somewhere! I stole it from my big brother's shelf back in the late 70s. 🤓 3y
AmandaL We had the same copy on our bookshelf for years! 3y
Texreader @DeeLew @AmandaL Yes, this book is dated 1973! Price on it is $1.50! Can you imagine? 3y
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josie281 Pretty kitty! 3y
AmandaL Wow! I wish new books were still that cheap. 😄 3y
Texreader @josie281 Thank you!! 3y
Texreader @AmandaL Can you imagine how many more books we'd buy? 3y
Bette 🐱❤️ 3y
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MyBookSwapClub
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That's my favourite #Quote in this 📚

UwannaPublishme 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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MyBookSwapClub
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Very unique book! I was always fascinated by these lovely birds at shores but this story takes seagulls to the new level :)

MamaJow I need to reread this .. thanks for the reminder 3y
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Shivangi
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Pickpick

It's pretty amazing to find a book about something you believe in.

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moonscapist
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Just got these babies from a local online shop. ;)

the-flashley 😍😍😍 3y
collegecatlady The God of Small Things is AMAZING! 3y
moonscapist @crystalovesya18 yay! I'm going to read it as soon as my exams are over. :) 3y
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MrBook #NiceStack! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
moonscapist Thank you, @MrBook! :) 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Check put my post from today if you're interested, because I added a link back to an older post with all my Litsy Tips. 2y
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mostineverything
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Heart wrenchingly good.

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Titania
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I can think of many marvelous books set by the sea - The Shipping News, All the Light We Cannot See, Life of Pi, etc. - but I sadly no longer have any of those in my possession. (The perils of loaning books and overzealously purging. 😢) I do have Jonathan Livingston Seagull, though - a favorite from my childhood. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

SusanInTiburon A favorite from my childhood, too. 💙 3y
MaureenMc Me, three! 3y
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Biljana
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My daughter is four and a half and today she said, - I'm going to be a writer when I grow up. - What kind of books will you write? - For children and grown ups. - Both? I like that. - Yes, because you read both. My heart was full of love & my eyes were full of tears. She is starting school tomorrow and this is her bedroom bookshelf. 👧👩‍❤️‍👩📚🖋❤️

LauraBeth So sweet 💚 3y
BookishFeminist Aw adorable 💙 3y
Gezemice Awww! So sweet and precocious. 😀 3y
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Titania
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@Liberty Fun Friday photo- in my youth it was JLS that was picked up over and over again. I don't reread much anymore, but I've read Of Mice and Men more times than I can count as an adult. Steinbeck gets me every time.

MrBook Seagull was one heck of a whacky book! I felt I was the tripping on some kind of illegal substance, lol. Well ingrained in my memory though. 3y
ValerieAndBooks I actually have both of those editions! I loved JLS (again and again) as a kid but read it as a never give up fable. I should read it again now to see what else is there... 3y
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Mimi28
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I loved it. Short but great book about learning to soar in many ways.

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Mimi28

On a new med that makes my eyes burn and my sight blurry but I am determined to finish this tonight. It's only like 90 pages and has a lot of pictures, lol. This is one really irritating side effect but I will not let it stop my quest to be a better reader. 😉👍

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Giardi
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This book is an inspiration for those people who choose not to comply with the mass, who risk it all to see their dreams come true, because it's only by believing in yourself that you get what you desired. The brave seagull Jonathan is what we would all like to be but that only few can become.🔝🔝

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