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Watership Down (Turtleback School & Library)
Watership Down (Turtleback School & Library) | Richard Adams
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adams's "Watership Down" is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.
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lele1432
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I have a ton of work to do still, but all I really want to do is cozy up with this for #LMPBC! Thank you @lover.of.the.classics! #WinterGames #TMSkellington

violabrain One of my all time favorites! 2d
lele1432 @violabrain I've never read it, so I'm excited! 2d
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Bubblebelle
Watership Down | Richard Adams
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A childhood classic it took me far too long to get around to reading, this quickly ended up one of my favourites of all time. Seriously endearing, this book broke my heart and rejuvenated my spirit in one fell swoop. I was torn between wanting desperately to know the ending, and never wanting the book to end.

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KSNAP
Watership Down | Richard Adams
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One of the most perfect books of all time. Feels like breathing fresh air. Ending will make you cry.

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Susanita
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This book was #giftedtome by my mom when I was in high school. Not for my birthday or Christmas, but just because I was sick and was feeling a little down. I loved it! #gratefulreads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️❤️ 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Sweet! ❤️ 1mo
UnidragonFrag That's so sweet :) I love this book, one of my faves! 1mo
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lover.of.the.classics
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It came!!! #groupC #LMPBC

lele1432 Woohoo!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks So pretty!! I'm kind of excited about reading the new introduction by the author, too. :-D 2mo
sharread ❤My fav!👍 2mo
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rabbitprincess
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Felled by a wretched cold (or one that FEELS wretched, anyway, because I don't think I've had one since this time last year), I am seeking solace in NeoCitran and Peter Capaldi's narration of Watership Down.

Linsy 😞 so sorry! 2mo
rabbitprincess @Linsy Thank you! ♥️ I have had a pretty good run of not having colds, and the timing could have been worse, so I shouldn't complain too much. 2mo
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lover.of.the.classics
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I think that I decided to go with Watership Down. If that is okay with y‘all?#GroupC #LMPBC

Bookwormjillk 👍 2mo
lele1432 Sounds good! 2mo
TalecArashi That's my favorite novel! 😄 2mo
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lover.of.the.classics @TalecArashi I‘m looking forward to it. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Sounds good! I love this one, but it's been years since I've read it. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Sounds good! I love this one, but it has been years since I've read it. 2mo
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sharread
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I love this book, it's so accurate about an elusive beautiful animal and soul friend to some as a pets. There main diet is Hay. 🤣 🐇
#spooktober #2:HeyHay @Eggs

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Beautiful edition! 2mo
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Twainy
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Narrated by Peter Capaldi. I‘m a Doctor Who fan so I‘m excited about this book! Audible sale ... SALE ... one of my favorite four letter words. Six audiobooks, five were on my wish list, $37.72. I have an urge to go back for two more. I‘m so excited! I‘m chipping away at my TBR list. 🤗

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AChickThatDigsBooks
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Current read...

Sarah83 Cute rabbit ☺️ 3mo
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Novelista71
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First adult book I ever read.

With the exception of Buckthorn and the addition of Bluebell, the rabbits who set off from the southern end of the beech hanger early the next morning were those who had left Sandleford with Hazel five weeks before.

So exciting, an adventure worth revisiting

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alexa_d
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Just finished and not ready to do even a short review, but I have to just vent my frustration with myself: I've had my copy of Watership Down since high school but didn't read it until JUST NOW. I've had this book just sitting there for about HALF of my life without reading it. Suffice to say, I am very grateful to have rectified that situation, however late it now feels.

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!🙂 4mo
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alexa_d
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Tfw even a 45-y.o. book about rabbits by a white British dude with no direct political message (as in, not like how Animal Farm is a critique of Stalin) recognizes that a key aspect of totalitarian regimes is oppression, control, and complete disregard for the lives and autonomy of women.

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alexa_d
Watership Down | Richard Adams

"Their main trouble was not bodily fatigue. When Hazel had said that they were all tired out, he had meant that they were feeling the strain of prolonged insecurity and fear."

alexa_d It me. 4mo
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Allthingsbooks
Watership Down | Richard Adams
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This book was passed down to me from my mother. Timeless heartwarming story.

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TheEllieMo
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This was hard!

1. Having been an avid reader as a child, I think I had a bit of a rebellious phase when I had to start reading for English Lit, I can‘t remember books from my secondary school years. Watership Down is about the latest I can remember.

2. Duran Duran - oh, John Taylor❤️

3. 80s perm, not a really big or tight one; more like Jennifer Grey‘s hair in this picture.

4. Oversize T-shirt & leggings.

#YourStory

5. Sony Walkman

nu-bibliophile Love your answers! Thank you for sharing 💖 5mo
Emilymdxn Great stuff I LOVE that hair 5mo
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TheEllieMo @Emilymdxn I am so glad I avoided the really big 80s hair! 5mo
Dragonfairykats @TheEllieMo they were scary!!! 5mo
Ncostell John Taylor was my favorite too! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Walkman! 👍🏽 5mo
RachelO Roughly the same ancient as I am! Loved my walkman though. And the hours making mixtapes... 5mo
TheEllieMo @RachelO ah, mixtapes; kids today just don‘t realise what they are missing out on😂 5mo
RachelO @TheEllieMo That and the shaggy perms! (My hair was never the same again!!) 5mo
TheEllieMo @RachelO and backcombing! 5mo
Megabooks I went with the tight perm in the 80s! You are much smarter than I! @RachelO Mix tapes and taping off the radio were awesome! 5mo
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This was an interesting read. An epic adventure of rabbits. At first it was difficult for me to get into until about halfway through then it started to pick up and I couldn‘t stop reading even at the beginning when it was slower but all in all a great book

vumblereads I‘m reading this now and I see what you mean about it being a little slow in the beginning. It talks a lot about foliage too, most of them I don‘t even know of. I‘m hoping the rest of the 400+ pages are more than just plants. 2w
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Outofcontroltbr
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First time trying green matcha tea with sugar free vanilla syrup and trying to crank though the last 100 pages of this book.

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Outofcontroltbr
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Waiting to pick up Tiberius (7 month old lab puppy) from the vet after an overnight stay

Kdgordon88 Watership Down! How I love that book! 💜💜💜💜 5mo
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Outofcontroltbr
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So book outlet was having a sale. #bookoutlethaul

Crazeedi I see you're getting you Agatha shelf filled!😉❤ 6mo
Outofcontroltbr @Crazeedi I am indeed. Such great stories :) 6mo
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Off early from work. Now to wait for the hubby to get off.

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Outofcontroltbr
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Yay lunchtime. Need a mental break

Caroline2 Ohhhh, what‘s your lunch?? 👀 🤔 6mo
Outofcontroltbr @Caroline2 it‘s sautéed chicken thighs in mushroom sauce and roasted green beans. I got the recipe from an app called Mealime it‘s delicious 6mo
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Outofcontroltbr
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Early morning reading

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Lazy Sunday morning. Tiberius gets it

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Clutterbucks_Queen
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My new 'old' purchases 🙏

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KathyWheeler
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These two books were my favorites that I have read so far during the #bookfitnesschallenge so I‘m using them for the optional photo challenge. They both addressed deep issues that made me think, and on top of that, Watership Down was just plain fun.

#bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! I‘ve read Watership, but I‘ll have to add Gift to my TBR. 👍🏻 (edited) 6mo
Read4life Two good reads. Glad you enjoyed them 6mo
BookwormAHN Love Watership Down 🐇 6mo
KathyWheeler I was afraid that Watership Down was going to be one of those books that‘s really only good if you read it during the time it came out because it becomes irrelevant and dated later. So glad it wasn‘t. (edited) 6mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I just really related to the things Anne Morrow Lindbergh talks about in Gift. 6mo
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Susanita
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1. Got myself safely home from a lovely vacation.
2. I pretty much constantly reread Lord of the Rings on a very slow rotation.
3. I love No Cal but the Warriors are boring so I guess that leaves the Barney team.
4. Tagged book.

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KathyWheeler
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Well, that was a good book. There were several tense moments in it as I really did not want anything bad to happen to these rabbits who‘d all followed two brothers, one of whom had a vision that their home would be destroyed, out of their home warren into the wider world looking for a place of safety.

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KathyWheeler
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Rainy and thundery outside, so we‘re in our hotel room reading and listening to the surf. It‘s supposed to get nicer this evening, so I may be able to walk later. For now, I‘m snuggled in bed reading about rabbit adventures. Happy Mother‘s Day!

BookwormAHN I love Watership Down 💚 7mo
KathyWheeler @BookwormAHN I‘m really enjoying it. 7mo
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KathyWheeler
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My current beach reading.

rretzler I love, love, love that book! One of my favorites. I didn't realize it was a Netflix series - I haven't really liked any of the movie/TV adaptations I've seen, but Netflix does have some pretty good series. 7mo
KathyWheeler @rretzler I haven‘t seen any of the adaptations because I wanted to read it first. I‘ve actually had it since the first paperback version came out but couldn‘t find my copy. For some reason, I decided I needed to read it this weekend. 7mo
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rabbitprincess
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There's a new audiobook of Watership Down read by PETER CAPALDI 😍😍😍😍😍

Swe_Eva Oooh, I may have to splurge on that one! 7mo
rabbitprincess @Swe_Eva I definitely splurged! 😅😄 7mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Watership Down | Richard Adams
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I love this mug!

Not sure how it managed to work it‘s way to the back of the cupboard but it‘s firmly back into rotation now.

Leftcoastzen Love that mug so much! 8mo
Redwritinghood It‘s great! 😂😂 8mo
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Crazeedi Funny how the mugs hide themselves, and my hubby always picks the same one for me when hes getting me coffee! 8mo
JoScho Love it! 8mo
squirrelbrain Hilarious! 🤣 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon I NEED that mug!!! 🐰 8mo
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TheSpineView
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#manicmonday @JoScho

📘 Watership Down
🎥 Peter Rabbit
🎵 White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane

JoScho 💗🐰💗 8mo
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BookwormAHN
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🐇 Watership Down
🐇 Donnie Darko
🐇 White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🐰💗🐰 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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📖 Watership Down
🎥 The Secret Life of Pets
🎶 Here Comes Peter Cottontail
#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho My students drew Snowball last week. He is great 🐰 8mo
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shanebeth
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📖 Watership Down
🎥 Fatal Attraction
🎶 “Little Bunny Foo Foo”

#manicmonday @JoScho

Sharpeipup Love your movie choice! 8mo
JoScho Love me some Little Bunny Foo Foo! 8mo
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BookishGirl06
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Not the cute and cuddly #rabbits or at least I don‘t think they are. Haven‘t read it yet. #springintoreading

Kdgordon88 One of my all time favorite books! 8mo
vkois88 I've never read this one either 8mo
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DylanT
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Great book! One of the best stories of society ever written, and it‘s about bunnies!

AnneFindsJoy Yes! 🐰 Agreed! Welcome to Litsy! 😀🤗📚 8mo
Desha Welcome to Litsy! Where we are great enablers of books on top of books! #nevertoomanybooksnotenoughbookshelves 🤪☺️😄 8mo
UwannaPublishme Welcome to Litsy! Get ready for your TBR list to soar. 😁📚📚📚📚 8mo
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SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 8mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Welcome! ❤️📚❤️ 8mo
rretzler One of my favorites! I‘ve read it many times! 8mo
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Butterflyamore
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Hoppy spring! I have other books on #rabbits but this was the most easily accessible! #springintoreading @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

DylanT Love this book! One of the best ever written! 8mo
Exbrarian @DylanT I agree! 8mo
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mdm139
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Ginger Turmeric tea to sooth my scratchy allergy throat. New mug and hedgehog seeper.

DylanT Love it! 8mo
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Crazeedi
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#springintoreading
When I thought of #rabbits this is the first book that popped into my mind
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

tpixie YES!!
8mo
Follow.my.read I read this 3x in 6th grade....then as an adult I purchased a first edition!!! 8mo
Crazeedi @Follow.my.read that is awesome!!😊 8mo
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Crazeedi @tpixie right??😁 8mo
mdm139 My current read 8mo
tpixie @Follow.my.read cool 😎 8mo
tpixie @Crazeedi ☺️ 8mo
Crazeedi @mdm139 awesome!!! 8mo
vkois88 I've never read this one 8mo
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This book is not just about #rabbits . Nothing cute, fluffy or gentle about them, as the story follows these rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and look for a new home. They‘re threatened by humans, hunted by foxes and dogs, and their journey is a dangerous one. #springintoreading
🐇 🐇 🐇 🐇
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readingjedi I love this book so much! Don't think any other single book has made me cry so much 😭 I'm filling up now just thinking about it! 8mo
hlgreenfield That edition is gorgeous!! I really need to read this book! It's just everyone talks about how tragic and sad it is and I've just been looking for more cheerful books lately 8mo
JazzFeathers I've never read the book (l will one day) but as l kid l saw the animated film a lot of time and became obsessed with it. I can't remember what impressed it so much, and as an adult l do wonder, because this is not a story for 10yo at all. 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm @JazzFeathers you‘re right about the film, rather ghastly, with cruelty and death 😬 8mo
vkois88 My LO was watching the new version on Netflix with my dad one night, but she wasn't fully paying attention lol... Maybe that's a good thing, since she's only 1 1/2 yrs old 8mo
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mdm139
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I lovely spring day for a lovely spring read and a pasta carbonara lunch on the patio.

rretzler One of my favorite books and my favorite drink! 8mo
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brandybear22
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The triumph! Killer Bunnies and the quest for the magic carrot 🥕🥕🥕🐇🐇🐇 @kgriffith

kgriffith Beginner‘s luck 🤓 9mo
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NotAJot
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Excited to read this classic! (But not as excited as this puppy on his morning walk! 🐶☀️) #HampsteadHeath

Cinfhen What a stunning photo!!!!!!! LOVE ❤️ 10mo
ferskner 😮😮😮 10mo
TrishB Great pic 🐶💖 10mo
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Libby1 ❤️ 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful pic! Looks so surreal! ❤️ 10mo
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous photo ♥️ 10mo
Simona Great photo❣️ 10mo
MStew Awwwwwww😌 10mo
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Hestapleton
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How did I get 2 English degrees without anyone telling me this book is, like, 500 pages?! 😱

MStew This copy looks well loved 😍 10mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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So I watched this on Netflix last night. I have to say it was very very well done. I enjoyed it very much. Although I have to say the original animated movie had the better soundtrack IMO. Now it's time for a re-read of the book 😁

Has anyone else seen this yet? Thoughts? 😃

PurpleyPumpkin It‘s on my Netflix list, but I haven‘t seen it yet. I‘ve heard good things, though. 🎥🍿 10mo
TK421 I liked it better than the older animated version, but the book is still far better. I did love the voice cast though. 10mo
jb72 I put the book on hold at my library a bit ago. I haven‘t seen the movie yet. 10mo
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Soubhiville I‘ve watched the first two episodes. I love it so far! 10mo
AnansiGirl I hope I get around to watching it on my snowy day off. 10mo
Ggggg I saw the OG film when I was very young, but my mom said the ending traumatised me 🤣🤣 10mo
Andrew65 Bright Eyes...burning like fire 🎵 🎶 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 yaaaasss!!!! 🤩🤩🤩 10mo
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LiterRohde
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“One cloud feels lonely.”

#QuotsyFeb19 | 5: #Cloud

📷: Made with Typorama

TheSpineView That's a good one!😊 10mo
Aimeesue Whenever I see one little cloud like that, I always wonder if his mom knows where he‘s run off to. 😄 10mo
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