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All Our Wrong Todays
All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
There's no such thing as the life you're "supposed" to have... You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn t necessary. Except Tom just can t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that s "before" his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and maybe, just maybe his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future our future is supposed to be. "All Our Wrong Todays" is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent."
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Gzot
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Another booked based in my city. What's this one about? Family? Expectations of the world around us? Loss and pain? Life and love? Yes, but mostly it's about " there's no such thing as a life you're supposed to have" Oh and time travel. So good.

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behudd
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Pickpick

This is so different from anything I‘ve ever read. Halfway through I looked up and said, “this book is insane. I think I love it.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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behudd
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It‘s starting to get good!

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Gezemice
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Panpan

Time-travel, love, the meaning of life, and what could happen if just one minor thing has altered in a time line? I kind of enjoyed the parts where Tom/John discovers love and a functional family, but the rest simply throws us for too many loops. Time loops, navel-gazing, too many causalities and paradoxes, and self-reference loops. The idea would have made a great short story, but at 384 pages it is more like a bloated headache. ⭐️⭐️

HeatherBookNerd I loved that book! 😂 the audiobook is terrific. 4mo
Gezemice @HeatherBookNerd I listened to it. There were parts that I really liked but he went around in too many circles so it never came together for me. 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon I did not like it either. Great idea but I did not enjoy the execution of it. And it felt really sexist to me at times. 4mo
Gezemice @MaleficentBookDragon Yeah, I agree. Good idea, bad execution. And yeah, it was cringeworthy at times. 4mo
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Elma
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These are the books I own that I'd like to put forth for options. If none of these look good or you've read them, I have a list of books I don't own also.
#LMPBC #round5 #GroupF
@TheLibrarian @MirrorMask @monalyisha

TheLibrarian I‘ve read Red Clocks and The Road already. 4mo
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TheLibrarian I like to top 3 picks from your picture. (edited) 4mo
Elma Does anyone have an objection to reading an ARC? @MirrorMask @monalyisha @TheLibrarian 4mo
Elma My copy of Melmoth is an ARC, so if everyone's okay with that I'll go with that one. Otherwise, I'll go with The Age of Miracles. @MirrorMask @monalyisha @TheLibrarian 4mo
MirrorMask I don't have a problem with ARCs 4mo
monalyisha I‘m cool with reading an ARC! 4mo
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xicanti
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At first, I felt super conflicted about ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS. It was seriously fun--but it leaned into lots of gross tropes re: Unexceptional Dudes Who Make Good. Ugh.

As the book rolls along, though, it acknowledges and interrogates those tropes, allowing me to love the hell out of its time travel shenanigans, its family issues, and how it considers the ways we shape our worlds. The climax was a bit of a let-down, but it still gets 4.5 stars.

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xicanti
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I just wasted a substantial portion of my life making the world's most boring soup. The recipe came from CUT THE SUGAR by Ella Leché, a "healthy food" cookbook that I now suspect is aimed at people who straight up hate flavour. The lack of spices should've clued me in.

I almost salvaged the broth by adding a bunch of Cajun seasoning. The vegetables, I fear, mostly just taste Boiled. Capitalization necessary. #audiocooking

BookHoarder32 Oh no! 😱 lol 4mo
xicanti @BookHoarder32 I had another recipe marked off, but there's no way I'm making anything else from this book. Thank goodness the vegetables were pretty cheap. 4mo
BookHoarder32 That's too bad that healthy equals no flavor. My sister always tells me to add garlic to things (for a healthy flavor alternative) 4mo
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xicanti
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My ginormous puzzle is coming together. Whee!

So's this book. Yesterday I found it cool but kinda gross. The part I listened to today actively interrogated that grossness, and now I'm straight up having a blast with it! Fingers crossed it ends well. #audiopuzzling

britt_brooke Nice!! 4mo
readingjedi Awesome puzzle! 4mo
readordierachel Looking good! 4mo
Swe_Eva Envious of your table size. 😁 4mo
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xicanti
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I made some #audiopuzzling progress, but it's still gonna be a long road ahead.

I'm a little torn on this book. On the one hand, it's really cool. On the other, the protagonist does Creepy Dude Stuff like falling in "love" with a superawesome woman he barely knows, who I'm pretty sure will be forced to surrender some of her superawesomeness in service to his story. Gross.

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everlocalwest
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@AthenaWins recommended this to me forever ago and I finally got to it. A fun, quick listen and another book about grief and parents...is every book about parents or is that just a thing I keep picking up? I liked I lot of what Mastai was working with...how we become who we are, grief, shame, also there's time travel. Sidenote, we know about nostalgia but what would a comforting but ultimately false yearning toward the future be called?

AthenaWins I'm so glad you liked it! Definitely one of those books I'll return to again and again. 5mo
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tracy_anne8
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Pickpick

So I have come to realize that I quite enjoy books about time travel. This explores what could happen if you change the past but it ends up being so much more than that. I know a lot of people found this book to be so-so, and some parts dragged on for far too inf, but overall I really did enjoy it. #audiobook #scribd #timetravel

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Book_devourer
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Well, that was unexpected. Pulls you in from the first paragraph. And unlike most page turners out there - this doesn‘t start with a murder. #original fresh and utterly unputdownable.

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LeticiaToraci
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Bailedbailed

This was unfortunately another over hyped book I stopped reading at around 200 pages because I didn't care enough to finish. It has interesting ideas but this isn't enough to make you eager to finish.
#A for #AtoZLitsy

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BookFrog
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Starting this!

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Purrfectpages
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As a teacher, this is one of my favorite quotes! #today #quotsyjan19

TK-421 👏👏👏 5mo
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ofbooksandme
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Mehso-so

Is traveling through time actually a good idea? If you already messed up the first time, would you do it again?
I liked the idea behind this book and there were moments when I was really into it, but I don't know, something was off.
Mainly I couldn't connect 100% with the main character and having the story told from his first person perspective didn't help.
🌟 🌟.5 for me.

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eclecticreading
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Someone please convince me to continue reading this? Does it get better? Because I‘m several chapters in now and I‘m not so sure... #currentlyreading

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I didn't like it. It wasn't the worst thing I've ever read, but the worst for this year. I liked the science (sort of) and I thought it had potential. But... the sexism irritated me to no end, I really disliked the main character, and I just wanted it to end.

#worstreads @BookishTrish

BookishTrish This one didn‘t work for me either. It tried too hard or something. 6mo
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tournevis
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Oh! Oh! Check this out! This sounds so good! An anthology about Toronto in 2033. You can read it online or buy the book! https://toronto2033.com

(Unrelated to tagged, but it's not in the database)

RaimeyGallant Cool! 7mo
tournevis @RaimeyGallant It's good! 7mo
MaGoose Love the cover pic. I'll check out the book. 7mo
tournevis @MaGoose I'm liking it a lot! 7mo
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HeatherBookNerd
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britt_brooke Nicely done! I loved Exit West on audio. 💙 7mo
HeatherBookNerd @britt_brooke his voice is 👍🏼 7mo
CouronneDhiver That‘s always special 😊 7mo
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LeticiaToraci
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My TBR shelf

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HeatherBookNerd
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Pickpick

Listened to the audiobook and it was amazing. The author narrates and he is sheer perfection. This wildly inventive time travel story is equal parts brainy nerd-fest and total emotional drama. The book takes so many unexpected turns and I could not wait to see what was coming next. LOVED IT.

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SandyW
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This is an interesting take on dystopian/speculative fiction where THIS world is the dystopia.

I truly enjoyed this book until the very end. I wound up skimming the last few chapters. Other nit-picky things, didn't like the MC, and the chapters were ridiculously short which made it all to easy to put the book down.

While I was reading it though, I truly enjoyed the story. The book did not resolveitself the way I hoped/expected it would.

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Lizpixie
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#ReadingResolutions #day4 #CoverLove Publishers have really upped their cover design recently.They‘ve not only made the dustjackets gorgeous with colors,texture & intricate art,there‘s also stained edges & surprises under the jacket on the naked book.It‘s so hard to pick a favorite! The Library At Mount Char(bottom middle)is my usual top runner but Foxlowe(bottom left)is very close, plus the holo on The Wicked Deep(top middle)is amazing too.

Zelma I love this new trend of creative and beautiful book design. It‘s certainly a great way to compete with ebooks and cheap prices. 12mo
Kalalalatja Great covers! 12mo
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Lizpixie
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I‘m back! Been MIA because I‘ve been very sick with the flu (ironically I‘ve just had the flu shot) and then last night was my baby @Ciara_Rosey 21st birthday party. Being a non drinker at a party is an experience😋Anyway, this #BookMail came Friday, I was told that if I liked Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, this book does the same subject even better. Plus, I absolutely love the cover!

JennyM Hope you are feeling better Liz 😘 13mo
Soubhiville I hope you‘re feeling better too! I bet being a non drinker at a 21st birthday was especially interesting! 13mo
Cinfhen Belated birthday wishes to @Ciara_Rosey 💖💖💖💖💖 13mo
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Lizpixie @JennyM thanks! unfortunately, after sitting in the cold night air I‘ve had a relapse, lost my voice again! @Soubhiville thank you! It was an experience being the sober one, though the last man(drunk) standing was the hubby! Daughter spent an hour throwing up in the shower🤢 @Cinfhen she had a great time last night. I‘m so proud of her💕 13mo
Cinfhen That‘s a sign of a fun party 🤮 13mo
Karkar Get to feeling better soon! This cover is an awesome version! 13mo
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Jwagstaffe
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Pickpick

So entertaining!! But also smart and thoughtful. Can‘t wait for this to be a movie. One of my fav reads this year.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Mushroom ravioli #bookandlunch at my desk.

ephemeralwaltz Yum!!!! Enjoy!😍 13mo
Onioons Enjoy both! 13mo
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Lizpixie
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Yeah. I‘ve fallen off the bookban wagon big time! Including another addition to my Bloomsbury Modern Classics collection, a Shirley Jackson I‘ve been after for awhile & 3 others that have been on my tbr for a long time. #booksaremyaddiction #betterthansex #wellitdependsonthepartner

TheWordJar 😂😂😂Your hashtags!!! 13mo
Lizpixie @TheWordJar ☺️☺️☺️☺️ 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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“Every second of the day, we‘re all 3 inches from being dead.”

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morgan_lionheart
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Mehso-so

I'm a sucker for time travel books. This one got off to a fantastic start, but really went downhill at the end. The end got really convoluted, and had too many moments of "and suddenly I understood everything about [some character he didn't like]" where the reader didn't understand at all.

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JordanGraft
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Panpan

No idea where to start with this mess. The narrator's "charming" underdog-esque insistence that he's dumb and not a good writer doesn't work because it's actually bad writing and he never becomes all that likeable. The pacing is a mess and while there's an attempt at some sort of sentimental grand finale it just doesn't pan out. What is this book even about? I thought of bailing many times and now I kind of wish I had.

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MelAnn
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#ManicMonday
1. (Tagged)
2. Q-Bert (back in the day)
3. Def Leppard, Journey, Whitesnake, Huey Lewis & The News
4. Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Breakfast Club

Tadams4 You have excellent taste! 14mo
MelAnn @Tadams4 Thank you! 14mo
Bostonmomx2 One of my good friends works for David Coverdale. He would have been at his wedding a couple years ago (along with billy idol) but both were on tour. 14mo
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MelAnn @Bostonmomx2 Now that‘s cool! 14mo
JoScho Great answers! Thanks for playing ❤️ 14mo
Debiw781 Ahhh... Q-Bert! Another fun game! 14mo
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Aaronlisa
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I think this is a “your mileage may vary” read. Some people will love it and others won‘t. I felt Mastai had a few loose ends. But I liked the story a lot. I also felt that the heart of the story was a son trying to relate to his father (and to a lesser degree his mother.)

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JordanGraft
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Just relocated to a new city and finally got some of my books unpacked so it feels more like home 😊
I'm gonna need a LOT more shelves, though...

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Onioons
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#book1 complete in today's #readathon. I promise this isn't a spoiler- it's on page 8! But it is the basis of the science in this time-travel adventure. This book is more #timetravellerswife than #darkmatter. And in tone, it's more like #thecometseekers So well worth a read! (Also, I hope the language doesn't bother you, but best avoid this book if it does) 🙂

C.Perone 👍 14mo
Aaronlisa It‘s a good read and I liked the science behind the time travel as well. 14mo
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Onioons
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Okay, I'm hooked! It's been too long since my last Litsy #readathon and this looks like the book to get me involved 😁 Happy reading all...

Gnoe YAY! 14mo
Soubhiville There‘s a readathon this weekend? Good luck and enjoy it!!! 14mo
Onioons @Soubhiville Saw a few readathon posts & didn't ask any questions! Just jumped right in 😀📚❤ 14mo
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Soubhiville ❤️ that‘s the spirit! I‘d jump in too, but I‘ve got company for the weekend. Have fun! 14mo
callielafleur @Soubhiville @Onioons it's the Dewey's 24-hour readathon! It's a fun time with amazing people. The Here's info: http://www.24hourreadathon.com 14mo
Onioons Thanks @callielafleur 🤗happy reading! 14mo
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Onioons
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Happy after my trip to the library, but can't decide which to read first. Any suggestions...? #allourwrongtodays #thegirlbefore

Eyelit Tagged book sounds really interesting 14mo
Aaronlisa I enjoyed All Our Wrong Todays 14mo
Onioons Thanks @Eyelit & @Aaronlisa Time-travel & avocados it is!! 14mo
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perfectlywinged
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Book club book! Our main narrator Tom lives in a perfect futuristic version of our 2016(think flying cars) but due to a time travel accident ends up in our boring 2016. Definitely more character focused like the Time Traveler‘s Wife than action driven like Dark Matter but I really enjoyed this hilarious ride.

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MidnightBookGirl
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Finishing up a quick reread of this book for book club tonight! I kind of love the new cover!

wanderinglynn What‘s the little book that says Stargazing on the right? Is it a journal? Or is it actually about star gazing? #curiousmindsneedtoknow 1y
MidnightBookGirl @wanderinglynn Its a little journal made the Unemployed Philosopher's Guild, I just thought it paired well. 1y
wanderinglynn @MidnightBookGirl 👍🏻 yes, yes it does pair well. I really like the look of it. 😀 1y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Sleepy kitty! I'm meant to be finishing up a reread of All Our Wrong Todays... but I'm squeezing in one more episode of Parks and Rec.

rubyslippersreads 😻💤😻 1y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Doing a quick re-read for book club Tuesday night. Still loving it!

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danimgill
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Panpan

Ugh. The plot sounds cool (dude accidentally gets stranded in a shitty version of the present aka our own version of the present after time traveling) but the narrator was obnoxious and I really disliked that it was split into hundreds of teeny tiny chapters, that organization made it feel like a real slog for me.

jamie_in_the_library Yes! I really disliked this book. Hated the main character and didn‘t like the format either 1y
danimgill @jamie_in_the_library Oh good I‘m so glad I‘m not alone! I saw a lot of positive hype for this one so I was extra disappointed 1y
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Hooked_on_books
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This is definitely an imperfect book, but very thought-provoking. I feel there are some holes in the time travel aspects and I didn‘t love the way it was written, plus it‘s a bit repetitive in the first 50-100 pages. That said, I didn‘t want to put it down and it brings up so many thoughts: What is identity? How can 1 variation completely change the world and future? Is there a “right” life to live? Good stuff.

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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Tom Barren is a beta-male f— up who lives in a utopian version of 2016 when he uses his father‘s time travel machine and lands in our version of 2016! Mastai neatly addresses the time travel paradox and delivers an interesting & original story. Mastai wrote and narrated the audiobook edition. His end-of-sentence-uptick may sound whiny but I prefer to think of it as *a la John Cusack* and in keeping with the protagonist‘s character

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dogearedcopy Image: Cropped photo of Elan Mastai; Snagged from cbc.com 1y
MidnightBookGirl Yes! It does sound a bit like John Cusack! Now I need to rewatch Better Off Dead and Say Anything... and of course I own them both. 😀 1y
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MelAnn
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This is my day for finishing books I guess! I absolutely adore this book. I will be getting this one in print - but so glad I got the audiobook first. It made is easier to follow I think than if I was trying to read it. Sci-Fi is so hit and miss for me - but this one? Knocked it out of the park! Makes me more open to more Sci-Fi! I hope this author brings more of his imagination to print & narration! I will be there ready to consume it!

amvs1111 I think this one will be up next for me 😃 1y
MelAnn @amvs1111 very good choice! 1y
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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 @Guildedearlobe gave the audiobook edition of this time travel story an “A” rating on his blog last year so I added it to my library even though the author narrates it. I haven‘t started it yet (I just dnloaded it and will start tomorrow) but I gather that it deals with a guy from a utopian 2016 who finds himself in “our” 2016!

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BookishMe
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#JaninBooks18 #sciFi not a fan of the genre but this was rather funny and easy to follow. The abrupt ending was quite a letdown though

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From now on, bad days are gonna be referred to as Chapter 56 days! 😂🤪😂

valeriegeary Yes! 1y
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MelAnn
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And this one made me laugh! Can‘t wait to get back into this later! Such easy, flowing storytelling!

#audiobook #sciencefiction #mademelaugh #Litsyistoblame #amreading

SassenachTheBookWizard I LOVED this book so much! 1y
MelAnn @SassenachTheBookWizard I am really loving it. It sucked me in and made me laugh! I am also very glad I got the audiobook version! 1y
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