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Welcome to the Monkey House
Welcome to the Monkey House | Kurt Vonnegut
Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonneguts shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, these superb stories share Vonneguts audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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In high school, my now-husband, who I wasn't dating at the time, lent me this book because he wanted me to read it. I didn't and he ended up asking me to give it back. I didn't explain to him that I was a slow reader and that the reading for our honors English class was all I could handle. I just brought it back to school. Now, 20ish years later, I'm finally going to read it.

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1. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Welcome to the Monkey House
2. Fast Friends by Jill Mansell (a lot of her covers have flowers on em)
3. Gerber Daisy, Sunflower, Spider Mum

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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And last, but certainly not least! The books! Thank you SO much @KatieDid927 for these titles! I have been wanting to read them all! I don't even know which one to read first! (But it'll probably be Vonnegut! 😉) I hope you enjoy your package as much as I do mine! Thank you again for everything!

#sffs @Avanders

KatieDid927 Yay! Glad you like them! I actually haven‘t read the Becky Chambers yet but I have a copy and I hear such great things. White Stag I liked a lot and seemed right up your alley. And finally, that Vonnegut is one of my faves. I love short fiction and it has some of his best. 😘 9mo
madamereadsalot1 @KatieDid927 I've heard great things about the Becky Chamber's. So it's really high up on my list right now! Maybe we can arrange it to where we read it at the same time! 9mo
stephothebesto Just dropping in on this conversation- I'm so excited for anyone about to read Becky Chambers for the first time! The other two books in the series are totally different, but set in the same universe, and equally as thoughtful and creative. Happy reading! 9mo
madamereadsalot1 @stephothebesto I think her book is going to have to be the next book I read! Seriously, so many people have told me such good things about it. And one of my favorite littens @Kayla.Adriena loves it so much. I'm excited to read it! 9mo
Kayla.Adriena Oh yes I love Becky Chambers so much! 9mo
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1. 📖 Tagged. One of my favorite Vonnegut books.
2. 🎥 Poltergeist I don't know why, something about such a nice suburban house I guess.
3. 🎶 Our House - Madness

#manicmonday @joscho

JoScho Fun movie choice 🏡💙 10mo
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cobwebmoth
Welcome to the Monkey House | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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I enjoyed this collection of short stories. I smirked, I cried, I felt fuzzy inside. Vonnegut does that to me. Thanks for the recommendation @Trashcanman 🖤

Bookishthoughts I enjoyed this one. He has a way of being completely relevant for any decade. 12mo
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cobwebmoth
Welcome to the Monkey House | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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1. Tagged and Echoes for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead.
2. Ravenclaw
3. A Discovery of Witches🖤
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Mollyanna How is Discovery of Witches? I enjoyed the books and am kind of worried that the show won‘t live up to what I‘ve conjured in my head. 12mo
cobwebmoth @Mollyanna I've watched the first 3 episodes, and so far, it's pretty good. The main difference that I've noticed is that they show you a lot more of the political stuff that was going on in the background in the book, like stuff with the congregation. 12mo
Mollyanna Okay. That may not be a bad thing. I was always a little intrigued about the inner workings of the congregation. Thank you. 12mo
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RavenLovelyReads Where can one find Discovery of Witches? 12mo
cobwebmoth @RavenLovelyReads Right now it's streaming on either Sundance Now, or Shudder. 12mo
RavenLovelyReads @cobwebmoth thank you! I‘ve been looking with no luck- now I know where to find it 😃 12mo
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💙💙 12mo
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When you're on day 4 of a migraine ,and you've only managed to read one short story(from the tagged book), you say "to heck with it" and eat your "frozen dessert ".?

Chrissyreadit Yum! Hope you feel better. 12mo
cobwebmoth @Chrissyreadit Thank you! 12mo
CouronneDhiver Feel better soon! I‘ve been hanging out in headache land too and it‘s making me saucy. 😐 12mo
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cobwebmoth @CouronneDhiver Thanks! Hope you're feeling better soon, too. 12mo
Avanders Oh that sounds terrible — hope it goes away soon!! 🤗🤗 12mo
cobwebmoth @Avanders Thanks! 12mo
Wife Hope you feel better! The cashew milk “ice cream” is great. I‘m not supposed to eat dairy and it is a great treat. 🍨 12mo
cobwebmoth @Wife Thank you! I can't eat dairy, so it's a nice substitute. 12mo
readordierachel Yum! Hope you're feeling better! 12mo
cobwebmoth @readordierachel Thanks! It's this awful cold weather that keeps it going. 12mo
DivineDiana That looks great! Hope you are feeling better! 12mo
cobwebmoth @DivineDiana Thank you! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you‘re feeling better ❤️❤️ 12mo
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You know you don‘t need them,you read them years ago , yet you can‘t resist these British mass market covers so you buy them anyway.Thrift store finds.

vivastory These are awesome. I will have to post my retro Vonnegut covers later. Did you see these @britt_brooke ? 13mo
britt_brooke These covers are 🔥🔥🔥!! 13mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 13mo
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I read this in high school a long time ago. I remembered the story, but not the title or author. I came across it by accident a few nights ago. Turns out it‘s by my literary hero, Kurt Vonnegut. Amazing.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
RaimeyGallant Nice discovery! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊👋🏻 2y
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Thanks for the recommendation @Trashcanman. I like what I've read so far. It's Vonnegut, so I figured I'd like it. 😃

Trashcanman You're absolutely welcome, this is my favorite of his short stories and you are right. You cant (usually) go wrong with Vonnegut. 😊 2y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2y
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Manieschaef
Welcome to the Monkey House | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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The book re-organization progresses with Todd Cat's intense supervision. #catsoflitsy #litsykitty

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GreyZone
Welcome to the Monkey House | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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If you want breathtaking short stories that pack a punch, look no further. Vonnegut's unique voice and endless imagination is perfectly displayed in my favorite volume of short stories ever, imagining our world in a terrifying yet intoxicating light. I don't have enough praise for this.

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👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #ebookdeal

vivastory I'd jump on this if a complete short story volume wasn't being released soon 3y
OrangeMooseReads 👍🏽 3y
britt_brooke @vivastory You're always on top of these things! I had no idea that was coming out. 3y
vivastory @britt_brooke It is due to be published the same month as the new Jesmyn Ward AND the new Rushdie. Can't wait! 3y
britt_brooke @vivastory Damn, that's a good month! 3y
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OhMeaghan
Welcome to the Monkey House | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut

"I'm odd, I know," he said. "It's fear of myself that's made me odd."

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Day 7 of the #RiotGrams challenge: well-loved reads! I am embarrassingly cautious with my books, so most of them don't even look like they've been read, let alone well-loved. So here's a cool old Vonnegut boxed set I've had for ages. ❤️📚😎

OrangeMooseReads That is so cool! I am incredibly jealous of that box set. 🤤 3y
Nat_Reads Love that set!!! Very cool 😍❤️ 3y
tjwill And all of those are awesome! I ❤️️ KV! 3y
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Abailliekaras Ah I forgot about kurt Vonnegut! Superb. 3y
OrangeMooseReads 👍🏽 3y
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FarmerLiz
Welcome to the Monkey House | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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Love It

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My first Vonnegut! This is for 1998 for my book for every year I have existed challenge. And Princess Unikitty says "Hello!!"

OrangeMooseReads This is a good one. Enjoy. 3y
MaleficentBookDragon 💖Princess Unikitty! 3y
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Aaronlisa
Welcome to the Monkey House | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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Finished reading this collection of short stories by Vonnegut and I found them rather enjoyable.

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Books and their movie counterparts 📖🎥 As much as I love books, I love movies as well, so to find the best of both worlds is my pot at the end of the rainbow 😍

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britt_brooke You know I LOVE this! 💚💚💚 3y
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2016: The year I discovered my love for KV. ❣️❣️❣️ #wrapup2016

Faibka Wow! I'm going to read my very first KV next year :) 3y
Sarah83 what do you mean with KV? 3y
britt_brooke @Sarah83 Kurt Vonnegut 😉 3y
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britt_brooke @Faibka Awesome! 👏🏻 I read Slaughterhouse-Five a few years ago, but didn't read any of his other books until this year. 3y
Sarah83 Ahhh. 😉 never heard before. 3y
rachelm Wow that's a lot of KV! 3y
KarenUK Love your stats 💕 3y
Reviewsbylola Damn that's a lot of Vonnegut! Great year! 3y
Megabooks Fantastic! 🎊🎊 3y
britt_brooke @rachelm @Reviewsbylola Haha, right?! I plan to continue until I read them all. 3y
britt_brooke @KarenUK Thanks, sweetie! 3y
LeahBergen I want to discover KV this year. 😀 3y
vivastory I've fallen off my Vonnegut read through the past 2 months. If I read 3 next month I'll be caught up with my goal of 1 every 3-4 weeks. 3y
Cinfhen Love your Year in Review 💚💙💜best new year wishes to you and your trio of men 3y
britt_brooke @vivastory It's been several weeks since I've read any of his fiction and I feel like I need to get back to it. I read a couple nonfiction that were great, though. 3y
britt_brooke @LeahBergen 🙌🏻🙌🏻💕 3y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you!! 🥂🍾 (edited) 3y
vivastory @britt_brooke I look forward to hearing your thoughts on his other work. I will definitely be picking up the book of interviews you mentioned, it looked fantastic. 3y
britt_brooke @vivastory Thanks! I didn't really know what to expect with the interview one, but it was very good. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on it! 3y
tjwill I love Kurt Vonnegut! I hope to own all of his books some day. I haven't read them all yet, but he is an amazing thinker. 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Great stats and categories. Have a Happy New Year! 3y
britt_brooke @tjwill I only own 5 of them in hard copy but I need to change that! I often read his books by snagging them on ebook deals. You're so spot on, he was a great thinker. And so clever. 😁 3y
britt_brooke @Donna_sBookMinute Thank you! Happy 2017! 🥂 3y
DebinHawaii Great job!! 🎉📚👍 3y
britt_brooke @DebinHawaii Thank you! ☺ 3y
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Some stories are 3⭐️, many are 5⭐️. Overall, this is an insanely good collection. Here are my favorites:

• Harrison Bergeron
• Welcome to the Monkey House
• Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog
• The Euphio Question
• EPICAC

Vonnegut always brings the satire, wit, and speculation. #keepingitshort

Readingrobin New cover so I'm not sure if it counts as one I've read! 3y
britt_brooke @Readingrobin I know! I run into the same issue a lot. Wish there was just one option and not different versions. 😉 3y
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Book. Beer. Broncos. 📚🍺🏈 #keepingitshort #readharder #booksandbrews #gobroncos

Bookworm83 Go Broncos! 3y
britt_brooke @Bookworm83 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
heikemarie Britt Brooke enjoys beer, books, and broncos - you exist in a tongue twister! 3y
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katedensen That's the alliteration trifecta. 3y
britt_brooke @katedfisher Absolutely! 🤘🏻 3y
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🙅🏼😆👏🏻

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I'm about halfway through this collection. Insanely good so far! #shortstories #somethingforsept

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I've read a lot of #shortstories collections over the years, but my first and still favorite is Welcome to the Monkey House. I remember trying to get everyone I knew to read this so I could have someone to talk to about it... with very little success. Thank goodness now I've got lovely littens to share my bookish obsessions! #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

OSChamberlain 2BR|2B is my favorite short story of all time! 3y
britt_brooke I'm just about to post the same book! I'm not quite finished with it yet but the stories thus far are so damn good! 3y
britt_brooke @OSChamberlain That's a great one! 3y
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But ..... but, what's better than reading?? Get your heads out of the gutter. 🙃

Books_Wine_Repeat I was thinking sleeping. 😋😴💤 3y
britt_brooke @Books_Wine_Repeat 😂 Great answer! 3y
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Hi everyone! It's a happy day for me! My best friend just joined litsy. Show her some love!!

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Another wild Friday night. 🍻 #booksandbrews #cheers

Books_Wine_Repeat 😏🍺📚🙌 3y
LauraBeth Cheers 🍻 3y
BookishMarginalia My kind of party! 🎉 3y
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britt_brooke @LauraBeth Cheers! 🍻 3y
britt_brooke @BookishMarginalia 🙌🏻🙌🏻 And the kids and husband are asleep. Peace and quiet. 😄 3y
Texreader 😂😂 3y
raelaschoenherr I want your glass! 3y
britt_brooke @raelaschoenherr This is the first time I've used it! Here's the link: http://store.bookriot.com/collections/bookriot/products/read-harder-pint-glass?v... And it's on sale even. 👍🏻 3y
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The 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Boxed Set. One of my absolute favorite thrift store finds. The impact of these books on my youth is incalculable. Love book shopping at the Salvation Army. #Recommendsday!

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I can't stop reading this.

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After the this week, seeking the solace of an old friend. Bliss.

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My desert island book. There's something in here for everyone. Romance, dystopia, sci-fi, humor. This was my father's favorite book and is undoubtedly one of mine.

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"In the past week," she said, "I've been married to Othello, been loved by Faust, and been kidnaped by Paris. Wouldn't you say I was the luckiest girl in town?"