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The Circle
The Circle | Dave Eggers
The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author ofA Hologram for the King,a finalist for the National Book Award.When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the worlds most powerful internet company, she feels shes been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the companys modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae cant believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the worldeven as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one womans ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
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Anoukeboek
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The weirdest thing about this book was Mae. She was in for everything and honestly agreed to all the aspects of The Circle. Although I thought some aspects sounded nice in theory, the company really went way too far. Especially when people didn't have a choice anymore.
The story was intriguing and I liked the writing style. I contained some great plottwists, that I didn't see coming. Overall I really enjoyed myself!

(🎧 - audiobook)

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Blueberry
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🏫📚👍🏻 7mo
Eggs Nicely done 📚✅📚 7mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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@TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

Here's my March list.

It looks suspiciously like my Feb list.

And more than a little similar to my Jan list.

In my defence Rhythm of War was about the equivalent of 3-4 regular sized books and February is a short month 😉 I am falling behind with my #pop22 challenge though so hopefully I'll be speedier this month 🤞🤞

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Blueberry
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Panpan

Too disturbing for me. I wish I had bailed at 50 pgs.

@NataliePatalie

marleed I did not like this either - too many social issues in one book for me. It‘s a pet peeve of mine that only gets peevier (that should be word) the more I read. 8mo
Desha I didn‘t enjoy this book either...I bailed! 🤪📚📚📚 8mo
DogMomIrene I didn‘t like this one either. I remember thinking that I agreed with many of the problems he identified, but his “solutions” were either ridiculous or nonexistent🤯 8mo
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Blueberry
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Not sure I can keep going with this. Even if it is for my movie/bookclub. I got to pg 100. Unlikeable main character, too wordy, too many people, sooo busy busy. The theme of Big Brother is very clear.

GarethSouthwell Yes, I ploughed to the end, but found it a little laborious. Good themes, interesting ideas and world building, but lacking something - not sure what. 8mo
eeclayton @GarethSouthwell I felt exactly the same about this book 8mo
plemmdog Same here! I generally love Eggers but I never found the protagonist a sympathetic character… 8mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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I HAVE done some Xmas shopping today (promise!)... don't want to think about how much I've spent, but I think I've sorted my Mum and got a few bits and bobs for my sisters.

Now recuperating in Waterstones with a *modest* stack of purchases... on the plus side, I have my social-horror pick for #pop22 and something festive to read while awaiting my friend for sushi 🍣🍤

Branwen Look at that beautiful book stack! 😍 10mo
vivastory Is your tagged book the social-horror choice? I enjoyed it. I saw he recently published a sequel 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory Yup, that's the social-horror choice! The sequel was on the stand 👀 but I'm resolved to stop buying books by authors I already have books to read by 😅 Hope it's good!! 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen 😁💕🫖 10mo
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plemmdog
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Mehso-so

How meta to be ranking/posting a review of this book. I‘ve always loved Eggers and after hearing about his new one, felt I needed to read its prequel first. I hate to say this one was a slog for me, in the same way I found 1984 and Brave New World emotionally unengaging. Keen observations, but quite honestly the protagonist never grabbed me.

Schwifty I pretty much agree with this. I liked the idea of the book or rather the commentary the story provided on the confluence of big tech and eroding privacy, but I just didn't get invested in any of the characters. They seemed two-dimensional. (edited) 10mo
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Kboltz
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Pickpick

Too scary because I think that technology is taking over. Cultish and real life scary, I liked this read. The ending surprised me but I give the author kudos for ending it in that way…..😳🤫. Mae, you have been brain washed! Someone‘s always listening and watching.

Reggie I remember how she gets in trouble because she isn‘t keeping up enough and that coworker gets mad because she isn‘t being active with the Portuguese group. Lol 13mo
Kboltz Yes, that made me laugh! If we all have to join some of those groups I am out!!!😂 13mo
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ju.ca.no
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Pickpick

Just finished this Audiobook - and have to say: it‘s creepy because it‘s so plausible. I can totally see everything that happend in the book also happening in the real world - total transparency due to digital innovations. It was interesting to see the story from the point of view of a vehement advocate of all the innovations. 4/5⭐️ and the wish that people in the real world would never let such surveillance happen🙈

AmyG I just got this for Hanukkah. A friend had recommended this to me...said it was very good, 2y
ju.ca.no @AmyG it was very good indeed! I hope you‘ll enjoy it! 2y
mom2bugnbee I really loved this book - and the movie wasn't bad. Not a masterpiece, but I'll watch anything Tom Hanks does. 2y
ju.ca.no @mom2bugnbee need to watch the movie soon!😍 2y
ephemeralwaltz I also liked this one a lot! 2y
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ju.ca.no
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I‘m pretty satisfied with today‘s painting session☺️ @Bookzombie

I‘ve also made good progress on the Circle- so far it‘s quite scary how okay everyone is with the total monotoring and surveillance🙈

MayJasper I am especially in loving the snowmen from above xxx 2y
ju.ca.no @MayJasper thank you☺️ I‘m really happy with how the snowmen came out too😁🤗 2y
rockpools Beautiful! 2y
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DinoMom These are so pretty! 2y
britt_brooke These are beautiful! 2y
Bookzombie I love these! They are all so pretty! 2y
Jadams1776 Wow, what beautiful cards!!! 2y
LeahBergen Beautiful! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Love these, they‘re beautiful! 👏 2y
maich So beautiful🥰❤ 2y
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ju.ca.no
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Continuing my sunday with Audio-Painting my first christmas cards☺️ i‘m so curious already about this (audio) book! Took me way to long to get to it😅

Bookzombie I hope you post some of your finished cards. 🙂 2y
ju.ca.no @Bookzombie I can do that🤗 2y
Tanisha_A Lovely 🌹 2y
bcncookbookclub So lovely! I love water painting too, but I'm a little frog about it... I must recuperate my stuff... 2y
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eeclayton
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Mehso-so

Although a little repetitive and somewhat preachy, the book held my attention. It was easy to recognize today's bigtech companies in Circle, and the novel was a cautionary tale about where their well-intentioned projects can lead. With the cameras and the loss of privacy the book certainly had a 1984ish vibe.
All in all, it was an intriguing read but it could have been way more powerful if the author had put more thought into the characters.

Mrs_B Have you seen the film version with Emma Watson? 2y
eeclayton @Mrs_B No, not yet. Is it any good? 2y
Mrs_B I bailed on the book but really enjoyed the film. Might be worth a try 🤷‍♀️ 2y
eeclayton @Mrs_B Thanks, I'll check it out 🙂 2y
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Gaylagal2
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1. The Circle by Dave Eggers. The ending was infuriating! After that I sailed it across the room and was ccmpletely disgusted with her weakness..argghh!

2. I would love to reread any of Jo Nesbo's books, while staying in luxury hotel in Oslo. It's so beautiful there! And visit all the beautiful parks.

3. I love chocolate and Carmel the same 😁

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs # 1-😂😂. Love your book setting wish-sounds heavenly! Have you been to Norway? Thanks for playing 🍫📚🤗👏🏻🧡 2y
Gaylagal2 @Eggs So sorry for the late response 😬 No, I've never been to Oslo or Norway. My mother-in-law has been twice...lucky! After reading Nesbo's books, you feel like you know the country and Oslo especially 🤓 2y
Eggs @Gaylagal2 Nice to know 🤗 2y
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i_just_need_caffeine
The Circle | Dave Eggers
Mehso-so

Clear themes relating back to classics like 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. The biggest theme is clearly the struggle for big tech to find balance between the common good and the personal privacy of the public. Privacy is theft and full transparency is to be totally vulnerable. #maleauthor #malewriter #thecircle #daveeggers #booktomovie #alfredaknopf

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! It's a wonderful community, ask questions about anything! Also @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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TheSpineView
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#BoundTogetherJune @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#SocialMedia

I immediately thought of this book. The internet gone way wrong and the power large companies weld over people.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😳😳😳 2y
OriginalCyn620 This sounds good! 2y
TheSpineView @OriginalCyn620 It was! The prose was a little lacking but the plot was good. 2y
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Helen19
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#boundtogetherjune #socialmedia This book has been on my shelf for ages and I always pass it by. Has anyone read it? Thoughts?

OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read it, or seen the movie, but it sounds interesting! 2y
Helen19 @OriginalCyn620 I think I‘ll try and get to it this year, it‘s been passed by a lot! 2y
Mrs_B I read half of it then bailed (just put it down then didn‘t ever feel like picking it up again...). BUT I did watch the movie and thought that was pretty good. Maybe I should retry the book, if I can find it... 2y
Helen19 @Mrs_B I‘ll send you mine if I give up halfway ;) When I read the blurb I think it sounds good but there‘s just always something I want to read more! 2y
Mrs_B I know what you mean!!! I think some books are just always doomed to be the bottom of the pile. 2y
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HappilyEverKrafter
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“Sharing is caring. Privacy is theft. Secrets are lies.” Just finished “The Circle,” a “1984” and “Black Mirror” mash-up. #mmdchallenge A book outside my (genre) comfort zone.

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Rainierbooks
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"You know how you finish a bag of chips and you hate yourself? You know you‘ve done nothing good for yourself. That‘s the same feeling, and you know it is, after some digital binge. You feel wasted and hollow and diminished."

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Kspies232628
The Circle | Dave Eggers
Pickpick

Near-future distopia. Loved it

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vivastory
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A good portion of Eggers' message has already been disseminated via episodes of Black Mirror, but The Circle remains a worthwhile, & timely book. Mae Holland lands a much coveted job at the titular social media corporation, a hodgepodge of real life companies, & is promptly overwhelmed by the glib Newspeak of corporate culture. It is this aspect & the psyche of someone deeply mired in social media, shot through with black humor, that makes it work

Suet624 I keep meaning to read this. 3y
Reggie The part about the whole Portugal debacle made me laugh so hard. I work with that guy. 3y
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vivastory
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"This was a new skill she'd acquired, the ability to look, to the outside world, utterly serene and even cheerful, while, in her skull, all was chaos."

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Soubhiville
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Reviews of The Circle seem pretty mixed. I have to say, I loved it.

I listened on audio, and the pace of it had me on the edge of my seat a good deal of the time.

It‘s a terrifying commentary on social media taking over our lives, and beyond that, taking control of the world really.

Watching the MC, Mae, be drawn deeper and deeper into her online life, I continually thought about brainwashing, and it made me happy that I‘ve gotten off FB!

Bookwormjillk Glad to know it‘s good on audio! 3y
sudi I'm stacking this because of your review, hoping the books turns out good 😊 3y
AnneFindsJoy Good to know! The mixed reviews.had kept me away,, 🤔 3y
Hooked_on_books I loved it, too! I think it‘s a great, chilling critique of social media. I‘m a little surprised at the negative reviews. In other news, my owl post book arrived yesterday! My dad was an alcoholic, so I usually stay away from this topic, but we‘ll see how I do. And thanks for your card—I loved it. 3y
Soubhiville That‘s understandable Holly. There are good parts- a few “high points”... but a lot is bleak. Do t push yourself if it‘s uncomfortable for you though, we‘d all understand! I hope your holidays have been nice so far @Hooked_on_books ! 3y
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Soubhiville
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I have less than an hour left of The Circle, and less than half of The Wishing Spell.

One of my bookclubs chose Disappearing Earth for next year- but not until July! I just can‘t wait that long! Starting later tonight probably. Recommended by @Hooked_on_books and @Mitch 🥰

And I‘m pretty sure @AmyG recommended City of Girls for me. 🥰

Mitch Oohhh.. hope you like it! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg I hope you enjoy Disappearing Earth too! ❤️ 3y
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Sharpeipup Is on my list for the week too! 3y
Suet624 Disappearing Earth is so good. 3y
Cinfhen I hate when bookclub does that!!!! I want to read the book ASAP!!!! Because if I read it now, there is NO WAY I‘ll remember anything by July 😜 3y
sudi I wanted to read The Circle but put it off cause the movie was terrible. 3y
Soubhiville @Cinfhen if I hadn‘t already bought the book, I could have waited. But it was sitting on my shelf staring at me! 3y
Soubhiville @sudi I‘ve really liked the book. I had no idea there was a movie! Was it the acting or the premise that was bad? 3y
sudi @Soubhiville there was, Emma Watson and Tom Hanks starred in it. The movie just felt like a Black Mirror episode done badly. It was boring and all over the place. 3y
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wanderer15
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Pickpick

No better time to revive my dormant Litsy page than while honeymooning with @LiteraryinLititz at a 3-day ‘reading retreat‘ on the eastern coast of England! If you‘re skeptical of modern social media and behavioral tracking (as we both are), this book provides a kind of 1984-lite experience, though I was hoping for a slightly more persuasive argument in favor of privacy and digital autonomy to contrast with the blind zealotry of the Circle.

QuietlyLaura Congratulations! I hope you both will be very happy! ❤️🎉🎊❤️ 3y
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marleed
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Mehso-so

Mae might have been a 24-year old college graduate hired into the California tech-savvy, The Circle, but she was written like a middle-schooler dropped mid-term into a new school and desperate to fit in. This book contained sooo much social commentary. With all that and my I-don‘t-give-a-shit-about-Mae, the MC, I had no perspective in which to take away whatever it was this book wanted me to receive.

...And sharks eat anything!

claudiuo Thanks a lot for your review. I have this book on my TBR list but reading your notes made me move it way down, there are many other more interesting books in need of my attention. Thank you! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I did not like this book either. 3y
marleed @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @claudiuo I felt like the author pulled every concern with technology in our daily lives, dropped it into Word and retrofitted a story around it. Had he concentrated on fewer concerns and given us an MC we wanted to understand, it might have been better for me. 3y
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DivineDiana I really enjoyed this in audio! 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 3y
marleed @DivineDiana I‘m interested to see the movie. Perhaps if I‘d have pictured Emma Watson as Mae or Tom Hanks as Eamon I might have been more invested in their characters. It just fell flat for me. I read it for an upcoming IRL bookclub so it will be fun to hear their input. I‘ve rated 2 books in the last 2 weeks on the low side but it does make me appreciate my other reads! 3y
DivineDiana I tend to always have a new appreciation for a book after Book Club! 🙂 3y
marleed @DivineDiana Me too. This particular one is hosted by my local library branch. It‘s always packed and the opinions are all over the board. I limit my input to a single statement because of the number of participants. It‘s interesting because I try to be thoughtful of when my single piece of input might be meaningful to the evening. 3y
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Tineke
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Well, well, well, what do we have here.... Let me check this out. #LitsyLove #taggedbookisbookIamreading

Lovesbooks87 Yay so glad it made it to you! 3y
Tineke @Lovesbooks87 and so fast I imagine. Thank you. I will send you something back! 3y
Lovesbooks87 @Tineke it was fast. I was surprised at how fast it did get to you! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3y
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Eva_B
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This book will make you rethink your use of social media. The irony of me posting this comment on Litsy is not lost on me 😀
Very clever, disturbing and thought provoking read. Don‘t bother watching the movie on Netflix. It is completely different from the book and not very good either.

ShyBookOwl I haven't read this yet but I watched the movie. It wasn't great, but it did make me think "this is why I don't do social media" lol Litsy is my only exception because, y'know, book love ??. I've never had anything else 3y
Hooked_on_books I really liked this book, too. 3y
Feenbraut Forget the movie. This book not only made me think but it gave me the creeps. 3y
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Eva_B
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Only 100 pages in and I‘m anticipating sinister goings on ahead. Very cleverly written so far.

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LibraryCin
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Pickpick

I listened to the audio, and had no trouble following without losing interest. I really liked this. It was hard to fathom how she could get more and more sucked in to that life and not realize the implications. I guess I felt like she had been brainwashed, like a cult. In fact, pretty much all of them had “drunk the Kool-Aid”! It was an interesting tale of taking social media way too far

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DivineDiana
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In this frightening dystopian novel, the main character, Mae, has a close friend, Mercer, who does not agree with the Circle‘s methods. He attempts to go off the grid. #wanderingjune #letsgetlost

BarbaraBB Great choice! 💕 3y
Cinfhen Forgot this part!!! Great choice 3y
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SenatorMothma
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A fun one - nearly a blackout! I would have to check on that last one... I may have read all the books from one author but that would take me some time to verify! #bookwormbingo @EclecticReaders

Tagged book fits both the "book bought at airport" and "popular book I didn't enjoy" categories ?

EclecticReaders Nice! At least that book was good for something! 😄 3y
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Marni
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Pickpick

Saw this pop up a ton so I got it on audiobook from the library. It went quickly! Really enjoyed the book, not sure I‘d enjoy is the right word, but definitely powerful and eye opening.

Walking into the Apple Store when you‘re 75% down with the book is downright disturbing!!

Going to use this for the #Booked2019 #booktomovie prompt

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! 👊🏻📚♥️ 3y
Cinfhen Ha!!!! I hear ya 3y
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LeticiaToraci
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Pickpick

This book may seem exaggerated in its dystopian vision but is it really so? I look at our world and encounter uncomfortable similarities. #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen It was a little too close for comfort but I hated how Eggers made the MC such a dishrag 😬 3y
LeticiaToraci @Cinfhen I think that the style of writing had a bit of magical realism to it, for example, when Mae met that old couple on the barge it was as if she was meeting her parents who were hiding after the circle was completed. Many thing seemed to be made intentionally for symbolic reasons, one of them being Mae's utter lack of consciousness. 3y
Cinfhen I honestly wasn‘t reading so intently... I missed a lot of those nuances😬 3y
LeticiaToraci When I like a book I usually have theories about it, if they are correct or the right way to interpret the book Idk, but I often imagine them. 😉 3y
LeticiaToraci The film finished very different from the book. I don't know if it was better, to me it seemed like a forced happy ending. 3y
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LeticiaToraci
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I'm reading this for the Social Media Focus prompt at #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen @DivineDiana read if for that prompt too and really liked it!! Hope you do as well 🙏🏻 3y
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DivineDiana
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I listened to this on audio in my car, and I was so invested that I wished that I had copies in multiple formats! Sharing is caring is one of the mottos of the technology company known as The Circle. And we certainly do already live in a world of likes, smiles and comments. What if one company had the power to take all the data for the country and use it to achieve their goals? Did not see the movie. Finished4/30. #booked2019 #socialmediafocus

Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt!!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m debating whether to read this one or another for this prompt. Glad to have your review, because I‘ve heard mixed things about this one. And the other— 3y
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DivineDiana
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Currently reading my choice for #booked2019 #socialmediafocus. I am enthralled!

Cinfhen So funny... I hated this book but so many people I know really liked it a lot. Glad you‘re enjoying 3y
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Joanster5
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I read this for the around the year challenge in 52 books for prompt #36 a book featured on the NPR best books of the year. It had a good premise but wasn‘t executed all that well. You could see where society could get like this though with social@media. It did keep me turning the pages. I‘m still going to put it as a pick. #aty2019 #aroundtheyearin52books

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KarenUK
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@Clwojick #bookishquestions
Thanks for the tags @Samplergal @Eggs 😘

1. Literary Fiction
2. Memoirs- so many sound interesting, I just often don‘t love the writing, so fall back into my Lit Fic comfort zone!
3. Horror 😳 & Sci-Fi 🛸
4. Historical Fiction. I love a good costume drama.🎥
5. ‘The Girl with all the Gifts‘ & ‘Dark Matter‘
6. I‘m picky about what I read so I can‘t think of anything I LOATHE, but I read ‘The Circle‘ for a book club..👎

KarenUK 7. If you want play, consider yourself tagged 💕 3y
Clwojick I didn‘t read the circle, but I watched the movie, and I agree 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

I have avoided this one after seeing some bad reviews... but I begrudgingly put it on my tbr when it was added to the #1001books list last year, and I needed a #socialmediafocus book for #Booked2019, so here we are.

I really enjoyed this audiobook! The MC is unlikable in her selfish naivety and it‘s sort of preachy, but it‘s also scary how easily we could get here as a society. Definitely in the vein of 1984 Fahrenheit 451. 😱

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DivineDiana I am listening to this now (also for booked 2019) and I am liking it so far! Did not know it was on 1001 list! (edited) 3y
Cinfhen I‘m in the HATED camp but maybe in audio it would have worked better for me. 3y
Reggie The part where she gets reprimanded for not responding to those throwing the dinner party for fans of Portugal. Lololol what craziness. 3y
sprainedbrain @Reggie that was insane! I was to the point of cringing every time someone said ‘I feel.‘ 😂 3y
Exbrarian I didn‘t like it. I also didn‘t feel like it was as poignant as it is credited for. My vote for most overrated this decade. 3y
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KristenDuck
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Panpan

Not a fan.

The story: Mae is hired to work at The Circle, and its everything she ever wanted - it‘s a dream job.

Socializing is one thing, but just how far into personal lives should one really go?

My take: Poor writing style. Breaking the book into three segments did NOT work for me. Way too hard to read without having a defined breaking point.

Why the Pan: Mae‘s downward spiral was way too fast and unrealistic. She became so unlikable.

KathyWheeler I was always wanting to slap Mae when I read this book. 3y
KristenDuck @KathyWheeler hahaha yes!! Repeatedly. 3y
KathyWheeler @KristenDuck yes. While repeating over and over, “WTF is wrong with you?!” 3y
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KristenDuck @KathyWheeler yeah I never ever would have made the same choices as her. Especially that ending! 3y
OnlyYoo I didn‘t care for the movie either 3y
KristenDuck @OnlyYoo i admit to watching the movie too. Still not good! Lol 3y
KathyWheeler The movie was terrible. 3y
cmarie She was such an unlikable character, but I got on so badly with the writing style I didn't manage to finish it. Still have no idea if the ending of the movie is different or not 🤷‍♀️ 3y
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MelissaSue81
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this. A friend read it and mentioned it and I knew it would be great for #booked2019 #socialmediafocus I couldn‘t stop listening. Gripping and chilling.

Karisa Read that one awhile back, and it still haunts. His vision of social media in the near future seems possible. . . 3y
Cinfhen Good choice, although I really DISLIKED this book. Couldn‘t stand the female MC 3y
MelissaSue81 @Cinfhen - I can understand that. Reviews on this one are really mixed. I did audio for this with Dion Graham which I thought was an interesting choice for a book so heavily focused on a female main character, but it actually worked! The story really sucked me in though. It was one of those where I couldn‘t wait to get back in the car to listen more. 3y
sprainedbrain I just finished this on audio and I really enjoyed it, too! Based on some of the more negative reviews I‘ve read, I think audio was a good choice. 😃 3y
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wordzie
The Circle | Dave Eggers
Pickpick

This book was captivating from the beginning and it became increasingly intriguing as the story progressed. It really makes you think about the Internet and social networking with new dynamics and it casts a scarier and more radical light on what the world would possibly be like if we had not sense. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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wordzie
The Circle | Dave Eggers

No wonder public trust for Congress is at 11 percent. (207)

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jlowery999
The Circle | Dave Eggers
Mehso-so

I really liked the audio narrator on this one. I was pulled in pretty quickly and I was anxious to see what would happen but I was a little disappointed with the conclusion. It felt like a lot of build up and ultimately a let down.

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jacqu1.0
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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#strugglingtofinish

I‘m over halfway through and I can‘t decide how I feel. I‘ve invested enough time that I feel like I *should* finish it. Those who have read it - is it worth finishing?

wordzie 1/2 way and the feeling is mutual. Getting better though... 4y
jacqu1.0 @wordzie I powered through and it wasn‘t bad. It picked back up. 4y
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Rambo_Reads
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Pickpick

Did anyone else love The Circle?

sprainedbrain Just finished it, and I can definitely say 🙋🏻‍♀️ 3y
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Lucas.Rencher
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Pickpick

Recently finished The Circle and it was amazing! The story follows Mae Holland as she starts working for the Circle which is a combination of Facebook, Google, and Amazon all in one. At first everything seamed like a dream come true until you understand what the Circle truly is. The book is fast paced and has a chilling modern 1984 feel to it. 💻📚🤓

Rachel.Rencher I loved The Circle! Movie was good, too 🤓 4y
JSW Books with this kind of storyline terrify me! 4y
Lucas.Rencher @JSW I agree but definitely worth a read 4y
BookBabe Wow, sounds like something I need to read! 4y
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MelissaS
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Mehso-so

Sufficiently creepy and this book made me so anxious! Maybe because I listened at 1.5 speed? I can‘t decide if I liked it or am just disturbed.

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MelissaS
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Do you read the Litsy postings about your current read? Do they influence your opinion if the book? I‘ve been listening to this in the car and need to get it finished by the end of this week. I drive about 30 minutes each way so it should be doable. However, after reading some posts I‘m not too hopeful about the ending 😬

Kaye I usually prefer not to read the Litsy recs before I read the book. I do skim the star ratings on Amazon though. If it‘s 3 or below,I don‘t buy it. 4y
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DejahVulia
The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Starting this week. I‘ve managed to avoid the movie, so I‘m looking forward to this!

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