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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams
At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adamss beloved Hitchiker series.The Hitchhikers Guide to the GalaxySeconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseFacing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.Life, the Universe and EverythingThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.So Long, and Thanks for All the FishBack on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.Mostly HarmlessJust when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Fortifiedbybooks
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For me, the Summer is the best time of year for reading Science Fiction. So, from June 21st, the official first day of Summer, to the 21st of September (the day before the Autumnal Equinox), I'm reading as much Sci-Fi as possible. I've got a lot of it on my TBR shelves, and I'm inviting all of you to join me! #SciFiSummer
Get the details here: https://fortifiedbybooks.com/sci-fi-summer-reading-challenge-2022/

AmandaBlaze I'm in! 3mo
Fortifiedbybooks @AmandaBlaze Awesome! 😎 3mo
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pigiann
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Mehso-so

Libro ben scritto e condito con geniale umorismo inglese, tuttavia a volte a discapito della trama volutamente eccessiva e confusionaria, in cui tutto accade per caso. Recensione completa: https://www.instagram.com/p/CesvTqaM5cW/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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wanderinglynn
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#wondeouswednesday

1. Space, specifically The Milliways & the Restaurant at the End of the Universe (tagged)

2. Holidays & 4-day weekends

Thanks for the tag Lisa & Sherri! 🥰

TheSpineView 😘😊🤩 11mo
persephone1408 That's a wonderful answer! 11mo
persephone1408 I would LOVE to meet Zaphod! 11mo
wanderinglynn @persephone1408 right?! And travel in the Heart of Gold and read the Guide! 11mo
Eggs Great responses ❣️ 11mo
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Brewychock48
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My library had a book dale today. This is my book haul. Anyone read these books?

Rachel.Rencher Have you read the first few books in Alexander McCall's series? They're really good! 11mo
Brewychock48 @Rachel.Rencher ,yes. I love his books 11mo
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NikkiM5
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I WILL finish this book during my trip to Texas. It‘s a beast but it‘s so funny and worth it.

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Cruble88
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Pickpick

I have been off of here for far to long. I hit a big slump but I‘m back into it now. Love this book and can‘t wait to read the next one. Really fast read and just what I needed to start the craving again! #42 #Ford #depressedrobots #HitchHiker‘sGuide

catsuit_mango That's a lovely edition :) 10mo
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Kaag
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Pickpick

I should have just stuck with the first novel. It was great. Hilarious. The style was just so much fun. After 800 pages I‘m less enthusiastic. If I read this in the future I will make sure it‘s only The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the Ultimate will not be read again.

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SleepyDragon
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"Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

Marvin may be my spirit animal ... er ... spirit android.

#reread #HGTTG #H2G2 #RestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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1. After changing my answer a dozen times, I‘ve settled on Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy. There are so many surprising, beautifully/hilariously written moments that you can only truly enjoy the first time.
2. My current read Forces of Nature is melting my brain, but in a good way. Physics is not an easy subject for most, but I particularly struggle with the Maths involved. 😅

No tags since I‘m late. 🤪
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView You are a better person than me tackling that kind of math! I cringe just thinking about it! 😯 1y
peanutnine Hitchhikers is such a good choice!! It's definitely surprising the first time you read it 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheSpineView Lol, I‘ll admit sometimes my brain fuzzes out while reading the equations and I have to reread them more than once just to slightly understand what‘s going on. I do better with the wordy explanations. 😅 1y
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Xubst
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Pickpick

So this is the omnibus of all Hitchhiker books, which I own a very battered copy of. I read this at least once a year, usually as a pick me up. It's humour is unparalleled and I often wish all sci-fi was like this. How absurd or confusing it may seem, stick with it and you won't regret it. Just remember, whatever you do: DON'T PANIC!

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paulareadsallthetime
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A cute story about what happens after the end of the world. Stephen Fry does an amazing job as the narrator!!

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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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A random of assortment of #3books gifted to me! Hitchhikers was a gift from my brother-in-law that‘s on my short list TBR. Frida‘s quotes was a wedding anniversary gift from some friends who know I love Frida and my wife hates Frida. Pastrix was a “gift” but more of a pass-along book. My cousin gave it to my aunt, who gave it to me, my wife read it, then she gave it to a friend. We all signed our names in the front, so it‘s a sort of library card!

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎁 2y
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TheRiehlDeal
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1. I keep it if I really liked it. Or if it's an author I really like. Otherwise, I donate.
2. Tagged. I have not read the books yet. I really like the Barnes & Noble Collectible Edition.

@DaveGreen7777 @BookwormAHN @Nute
#Two4TuesdayGiveaway
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday and good luck! 😊 2y
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 2y
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saritaroth
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Pickpick

This book was pretty much a joy to read. It was long, given that it is five books in one. I almost stopped reading after the first book, but I'm glad I didn't because my favorite scene was actually in the second book. If you are a fan of humorous sci-fi, or even if you're not (I've never really been a sci-fi nut), I would recommend it. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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“...any man who can #hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.” #QuotsyMay20

Deifio Happy Towel day to you, too! 2y
TK-421 @Deifio Thanks! You too! 2y
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K.Wielechowski
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Has anybody checked to see if the dolphins are still here? #Apocalypse

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AmyK1
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1. A Cure for Dreams-my first #bookspin book for this month
2. I don‘t read much of either one
3. Tagged

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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This_Evil_Bunny
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As soon as Mr. Prosser realized that he was substantially the loser after all, it was as if a weight lifted itself off his shoulders: this was more like the world as he knew it. #audiobook

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madamereadsalot1
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📚 - The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide

🎬 - The Holiday

🎶 - The Letter, The Box Tops

#manicmonday @JoScho

BookingitwithSandra 📖 The Last Train to London 🍿 The Holiday 🎵 Homeward Bound. (edited) 3y
JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🧳 3y
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Zoes_Human
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1. I just can't imagine life without this book. Is an omnibus cheating?

2. It depends on the time of year and temperature.

3. Not sure. Probably somewhere along the Continental Divide in the US. I've crossed it several times in multiple states.

4. Mayonnaise, raisins, or licorice, which is actually a complete list of every food I hate.

5. Nope. Not this year.

@howjessreads #friYAYintro

rachelm Not cheating to get the omnibus 😄 3y
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mydearwatson
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#dontpanic #julycoldplay @Eggs

(I used this for a different photo challenge, too. #sorrynotsorry)

Eggs We are okay with the double-play 🤓🤗💗 3y
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OneStrangeGuy
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Omg! I just finished this fantastic book and the ending was well worth the long wait!!! Such an amazing read and 10/10 recommend if you haven't picked it up yet

TheEllieMo I just bought the Trilogy in Five Parts the other day; I‘ve previously read all 5 books separately, I‘m feeling a need to reread the entire collection very soon - while drinking a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, preferably 😆 3y
OneStrangeGuy @TheEllieMo Mmm sounds like a delicious way to reread them! Not sure how much you will remember from the books though haha (edited) 3y
TheEllieMo @OneStrangeGuy I remember a lot about the first couple of books, mainly because I saw the TV series and had the radio show on tape (cassette tape! Remember that?!), the later books I‘m very hazy on so it will be good to reread them 3y
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Jnharris10
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Hello to everyone on Litsy! New to the community and looking forward to making some bookish friends! 😊📚💜

sudi Welcome to Litsy 😊🙋 3y
TheEllieMo Welcome - great choice of book! 3y
BookishMarginalia Welcome! 3y
OneStrangeGuy Welcome! 3y
WanderingBookaneer Bravo on this great first post. Your socks are fabulous. 3y
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TheEllieMo
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#30JuneBooks Day 25 #Laughter

This book has always made me laugh 😆Anyone joining me for a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster? I‘ll meet you at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe; don‘t forget your towel.

babyruth2510 I love this book and quote it all the time😁 3y
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OneStrangeGuy
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I‘m finally at the final chapter in my journey hitchhiking throughout the galaxy! Can‘t wait to see how it ends.. #mostlyharmless #hitchhikersguide

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LiterRohde
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“[The towel] has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours...and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

#SongsOfSummer | 8: #Vacation

📷: Made with Typorama

OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 3y
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Lylah
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At Bookcon this weekend! #bookcon

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OneStrangeGuy
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Loving my trip through the galaxy! I can‘t wait to see what comes next!! #ultimatehitchhikersguide #douglasadams

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wanderinglynn
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#WonderousWednesday
1. Fantasy, urban fantasy, SciFi, & magical realism. Also anything by Gaiman (because he should have his own genre.)
2. I did write a book! I “won” NaNoWriMo in 2013 and 2017, and have various workings of other projects from other NaNo years. But my 2013 novel‘s working title was Project Gen-M.
3. my snuggly fur-babies ❤️
4. So far, 16! 🙌🏻 I‘m 46/78 for the year!

Mitch Wow - I didn‘t know that ( no2!). A woman of many talents 🏆 3y
wanderinglynn @Mitch I didn‘t say it was any good. I just said I wrote one. 😂 I find NaNo a great way to get out of my head & just write. I participate every year, whether I “win” or not (winning = writing 50k words between Nov. 1-30) 3y
Eggs Congratulations 🎉🎈🍾 on the writing—you rock! 3y
Erofan Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 3y
wanderinglynn Thank you ☺️ @Eggs @Erofan 3y
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OneStrangeGuy
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No better way to start the day than with fresh coffee, fresh bowl, and a fantastic book to get lost in! #DouglasAdams #TheUltimateHitchhikersGuide

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AvidReader25
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Happy Towel Day!

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
#42 #DouglasAdams

wanderinglynn Happy towel day! 🙌🏻 3y
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Midnight_bookaholic
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“Later I became a writer and worked on a lot of things that were almost incredibly successful but in fact just failed to see the light of day. Other writers will know what I mean.”

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OneStrangeGuy
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“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” -Ford Prefect

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the-woman-who-read-everything

“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.” Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

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the-woman-who-read-everything
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Slowly working my way through this book. Featuring my second favorite bookmark.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 3y
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OneStrangeGuy
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Super excited to start this adventure and be able to finish them all in one book!!!

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madamereadsalot1
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Book haul from tonight! Went for a mother's day gift for my mom, and ended up buying myself a few gifts too .😆 All for $40!

I've read all of them, except for Cat's Eye.

vivastory What a great haul! I ❤Bunnicula! 3y
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory me too! I bought it for my son, but I'm secretly planning to keep it for myself. 😂 3y
vivastory I don't blame you at all. I wouldn't give it up! 😂 3y
Lcsmcat Cat‘s Eye is wonderful! 3y
madamereadsalot1 @Lcsmcat I need to move it higher up on my TBR now that I own it! 3y
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BookInMyHands
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It‘s my birthday today. Here‘s the clue, so how old am I you beautiful Litten nerds?

Christine I‘ve never read the book but am nerdy enough to google...which leads me to guess it‘s the same age I‘ll be turning next month (but will leave it to a true Hitchhiker‘s nerd to answer!). Happy Birthday!! 🎈 4y
MicheleinPhilly I have no idea but Happy Birthday! 4y
emtobiasz It‘s the answer to life, the universe, and everything, isn‘t it? 😂 Happy birthday! 4y
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That-Bookish-Hiker Happy birthday! 4y
MCYmermaid Happy 42! 4y
Aims42 Happy birthday!! 🥳 4y
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 4y
wordzie Happy birthday🎉 4y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 4y
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎂🎈 4y
CaitZ Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🎂 4y
BookInMyHands @emtobiasz @MCYmermaid 🤣 👏 👏 👏And @Christine I love that you looked it up! 4y
Bradleygirl Happy birthday! If you're 42 I have 2yrs to catch-up 4y
Christine ? I had to know! And now that I‘ve learned that it‘s the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" (thanks, Wikipedia and @emtobiasz !) I have more reason to look forward to turning 42 in April! Happy Birthday again! Hope it‘s been a great day. ❤️ 4y
KendallMorganHall Happy birthday!! 4y
Nute Happy Birthday! 4y
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎉 4y
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Susanita
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Zaphod Beeblebrox. Slartibartfast.

#uniquecharacternamed #literaryluck

vkois88 👌👌👌 4y
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LiterRohde
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“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds...[but] a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero...”

#TimbitTunes | 13: #LonelyLonely

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen And that is why I haven‘t finished this book 😜I‘ve picked it up several times and after a few pages I always place it in #hibernation 🐻 4y
CarolynM 😂😂😂 4y
LiterRohde @Cinfhen @CarolynM Wow. I must be slow today. I‘ve been trying to figure out the joke all morning and I just don‘t get it. 4y
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Cinfhen That passage is so convoluted that it makes my head spin! There are certain books that I really want to read but I can‘t seem to get pass page 5 so instead of actually bailing, I keep them in hibernation( like a bear) hoping to one day thaw them out and try again @CarolynM knows that I OWN many books that are currently in #hibernation😉Does that help @LiterRohde !???! 4y
LiterRohde @Cinfhen Thank you! I just wanted to be part of the “in” crowd and for the life of me, it went right over my head this time. Thanks for the help. And as a side note, in my sick brain, the convolution is what makes this book so funny. It‘s like some of the passages from A Series of Unfortunate Events. They make my head spin! See my post for #QuotsyJune18 | 3: #Repeat ! 4y
bookishbitch I love these books and are some of the few I re-read. 4y
sixgun This also one of my few re-reads. I don't care for the recent film, I'm an old school BBC gal. But nothing compares to the actual Adam's books. Likely the funniest book I've ever read! 4y
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Shaneyney
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Gotta love this classic!

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BethM
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I decided to spend my gift card on things I wouldn't normally get myself. And because many of you whom I respect said yes, I got the ultimate. #blameitonlitsy

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Aims42
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From @kaye - I love this! Littens are by far the most creative people out there when it comes to usernames 👍🏻

My handle comes from the nickname everyone calls me: ‘Aims‘ (real name is Amy) and 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything!! (A quote from one of my favorite books and favorite authors who re-ignited my love of reading 😁)

wordslinger42 That's the same reason 42 is in my username!!! 😄 4y
Aims42 @wordslinger42 Yay!!! Douglas Adams fans unite!!! 🥳 4y
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Egleason
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It‘s never just a trip to Barnes and Noble for coffee. I should know better. #bookhaul #barnesandnoble #sixofcrows #aliceinwonderland #hitchhikersguide

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MirrorMask
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2. If they do not #cooperate, phone any friend you may have in the White House—(202) 456-1414—to have a word on your behalf with the guys at NASA.

#QuotsyOct18 @TK-421

Robothugs Hahaha 🤣🤣🤣 4y
TK-421 😂 4y
GingerAntics Love these instructions. 4y
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dawn-pInk
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Love love love Douglas Adams! These stories still make me laugh at loud. I love this flavor of biting sarcasm and miss the days when authors were allowed to decide if there had to be a canon for readers to follow (it‘s always best to ignore contradiction while hitchhiking the universe). 5 out of 5 on GR. Still in love with Arthur Dent. Still wish I could explore the universe.