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A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚#boleybooks #booklove #amancalledove #fredrikbackman What are you reading?

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Eggs
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#agingcharacters

#deardecember

How can you not love Ove?!?! I laughed, I cried. Kindred spirit. I watched the movie (with subtitles) and liked it, but of course the movie is always lacking the crucial inner monologue.

Soubhiville I love Ove so much! I need to watch the movie. 7d
Megabooks This is immediately what I thought of for your prompt! 7d
Eggs @Soubhiville ❤️❤️ 7d
Eggs @Megabooks Yes he‘s my favorite old person 😊 7d
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kimba7
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I'd been putting off reading this one for awhile, I was suspicious of all the hoopla around it. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Probably one of my favorite stories over the past couple of years. I cried after finishing it, and my inner curmudgeon doesn't really like to admit that.

Been mostly on GR lately (I'm kimba7 over there).

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BittersweetBooks
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Death is a strange thing. We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone 👴🏼🐈🚙

Texreader Amen 2w
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nzisai
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Pickpick

Great

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fifis_bookshelf
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book is brilliant! It made me laugh and cry and it features a cat which is a plus for me😸

TiredLibrarian I loved it, and it's one of those rare unicorns where the movie is as good as the book! 3w
fifis_bookshelf I did not know there was a movie! 3w
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olivia.ferz
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I love this description of Parvaneh's laughter.

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olivia.ferz
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Wait.....WHAT?!!!?

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Cathyloves2read
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What an excellent book! How can a book about a grumpy old man make you happy, and laugh out loud at times? Read it, and find out.

It‘s about life, death, and everything in between. It touches on many of today‘s issues, experienced through the eyes of Ove. This is definitely one of my favorite books this year!

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Kdgordon88
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1) I hate snakes. I do not read horror but I love romance.
2) A Man Called Ove. Unpopular opinion, please don‘t throw things. 😅
3) Yes
4) Too hot....I hate being cold.

#Litsylearn @Alora

Alora Hello thank you for reposting!! 💙I hate snakes! 🐍 Is that the lie?! 1mo
Alora Awe you didn‘t like Ove?! Hehe I loved it 💙 He reminds me of myself. I‘ve heard a lot of mixed opinions on it tho as well! 1mo
Kdgordon88 @alora no, it‘s the truth. I am deathly afraid of them. When we were kids my brother would throw them at me. End of story. Thankfully he is now an exceptional human being. I went into Ove thinking it was one thing and it ended up being something else. (edited) 1mo
Alora Awe I‘m sorry it wasn‘t what you expected! That‘s always a bummer. I hate snakes too! I‘d rather a spider ANYDAY over a snake lol 1mo
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olivia.ferz
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I can't believe it's been 6 months since I posted last on litsy. And 5 months since I last read a book! I've never gone more than a week without reading a novel. What happened to me?! 😨
I guess I have to join some readathons to catch up.😁

I'm breaking my unintentional book break with this one here!

phatsallylee Good choice and welcome back! 1mo
DaveGreen7777 Welcome back, Olivia! 👋 1mo
Reviewsbylola Are you pregnant? 😆😆 i always go through massive slumps when pregnant. 1mo
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lele1432 @Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 same! 1mo
emilyhaldi 👋🏻👋🏻 1mo
TheSpineView Welcome back!😊 1mo
Reviewsbylola Glad it‘s not just me! I literally maybe read five books with each pregnancy, which is unheard of for me! @lele1432 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sometimes you just need a break. Welcome back! 1mo
CarolynM Nice to see you back👋 1mo
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Scintilla
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One of the best books I have ever read

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Lchnessmnstr
Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

Fredrick Backman writes the best grumpy characters! Their insults make me LOL! 😂😂😂

UwannaPublishme One of my fave characters too! 😁👍🏻 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
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This book. I love it for so many reasons, but could do without the crying on public transportation.

DrexEdit Saw the movie ages ago! 🎥 Still need to read the book! 📚 1mo
Kaila-ann This is hands down one of my favorites this year. 1mo
LapReader I always stop reading if I am in danger of a cry on public transport. 1mo
rwmg @LapReader But sometimes it sneaks up on you. I usually manage not to but at the cost of a headache, a stuffed up nose, and mood swings for the next day or so. 1mo
Bookwormjillk @rwmg @LapReader I stopped myself from finishing on my morning commute so I wouldn‘t have to go to work with a splotchy face. Couldn‘t stop myself on the ride home though 😜 1mo
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JulAnna
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#LetsKeepLitsyActive

This is a book that touched me. I found it unexpectedly funny at times and I loved the message of small connections making a great impact in people‘s lives. I have enjoyed all of Mr Backman‘s books that I have read, they are ‘keepers‘ on my bookshelves!
Perhaps it is time for a re-read? 🤔
@ljuliel

Lucy_Anywhere I loved Beartown - I need to read other books by the same author 1mo
readingjedi Nice Backman stack you got there - he's one of my favourite authors right now. 1mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m rereading Ove right now. I love it. 1mo
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ljuliel Thank you. I need to give this another try. With his, I always hit a clog a little ways in. I did that several times with Britt Marie , but I e day I was in the mood and just pushed past the clog and ended up really liking the book a lot ! I think I‘d be the same with his others. Thanks for sharing. 1mo
rwmg He is so good at taking people you don't much like at first and then breaking your heart over them
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Andrew65 @Lucy_Anywhere Us Against You was also a great follow up to Beartown. 1mo
Andrew65 @rwmg Totally agree. 1mo
Andrew65 Ove is a great book, a personal favourite, and it does get you. 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Backman books are always winners. 1mo
Kaila-ann Love this book!! ❤️ 1mo
sharread Mine too love his books. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I need to get to this one! Would you say that Ove is an eccentric character? It‘s a prompt for #booked2020, which is why I‘m asking! 😊 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @OriginalCyn620 yes, definitely! 1mo
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hopeliorzionts
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Only about a 100 pages in but so far so good! Love the characterization of Ove and his imperfections. Amazing how Backman writes this flawed yet lovable character. Will finish the review soon!

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rather_be_reading
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Last line: "Saab".

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rather_be_reading
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All people want to live dignified lives; dignity just means something different to different people.

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rather_be_reading
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But sorrow is unreliable in that wat. When people dont share it theres a good chance that it will drive them apart instead.

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rather_be_reading
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Malevolence glitters in her green eyes.

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rather_be_reading
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We can busy ourselves with living or with dying, Ove. We have to move on.

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rather_be_reading
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...explaining that when a person gives to another person its not just the receiver whos blessed.

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rather_be_reading
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Ove had never been asked how he lived before he met her. But if anyone had asked him, he would have answered that he didnt.

PaperbackReader Loved this book. Think I quoted the exact same line! 2mo
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rather_be_reading
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A time comes in every man's life when he decides what sort of man he is going to be. Whether he is the kind who lets other people tread on him, or not.

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rather_be_reading
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Houses were fair, they gave you what you deserved. Which, unfortunately, was more than one could day about people.

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rather_be_reading
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Men are what they are because of what they do. Not whay they say, said Ove.

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rather_be_reading
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It's a strange thing, becoming an orphan at sixteen. To lose your family long before you've had time to create your own to replace it. It's a very specific sort of loneliness.

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rather_be_reading
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She believed in destiny. That all the roads you walk in life, in one or another, "lead to what has been predetermined for you."

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rather_be_reading
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He was a man of black and white. And she was color. All the color he had.

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Nevertoobusyforbooks I remember this line....and now my eyes are tearing up 😢 2mo
Papergirl My eyes are tearing up too. This was one of the best books I ever read. So many great messages. 2mo
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rather_be_reading
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And if you could just go and buy everything, what was the value of it?

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rather_be_reading
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People didnt know how to do that anymore, brew some proper coffee. In the same way as nowadays novody could write with pen. Because now it was all conputers and espresso machines.

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rather_be_reading
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First line: Ove is fifty-nine.

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rather_be_reading
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This was a toss up between Pick and So-So. It was very slow and dry like Ove's character was. There wasn't much substance but the story had a cute message. Grumpy old Ove clearly wasn't meant to die no matter how hard he tried. He ended up being needed and finding purpose after his wife died. Great ending.

dogmom75 I thought it was So-So but I loved Ove. 2mo
rather_be_reading @dogmom75 haha that crazy ol coot 2mo
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rather_be_reading
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Ran around way too much yesterday so today I am relaxing and finishing this one!

Jess861 I just bought this book while I was out. How are you enjoying it so far? 2mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica I looooved this book 💜. 2mo
rather_be_reading @Jess861 slow not alot going on but has a great message 2mo
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Jess861 @rather_be_reading too bad it is slow but glad to hear it has a good message. I'll get around to reading it at some point but probably won't have it jump queue. 2mo
VickieC I have to admit I was not impressed with this book. The use of the line “a man called Ove” drove me bonkers!(it IS a short drive to Bonkers for me!) 2mo
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Readswithcoffee
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1. I would start with this one & then recommend all his other books.
2. Absolutely!
3. I‘d rather eat it hot.
4. 7.5
5. @howjessreads This was fun.

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erinjohns
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Brilliantly bitter and lovable Ove stole my heart. This tale reminds me of the old fella in the movie UP won over by an eager boy scout...in OVE a sad lonely man is won over by a whole neighborhood. If you can look past some very dark themes its an absolutely sweet read about a man with a big heart.

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Love reading in the lunchroom with the door open getting fresh air. Havent had much time to read this and I should be done w it by now!

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mickeymousefan1974
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Just started reading this!!!

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rather_be_reading
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Book lunch. AC is broke in our office on a 93° day so I needed a smoothie!

DaveGreen7777 Yikes, sorry about the broken AC! 🥵 Try to stay cool! 😎 2mo
TheSpineView Horrible! Stay cool! 2mo
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Book 133 of 2019
#tbr

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thewallflower0707
A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

I could not help myself I re-read this book only a month after I read it for the first time! I just love it so much. Now I‘m starting Britt-Marie was here, also by Backman.

#AManCalledOve #reread

rwmg Have you read My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises (I think the US translation had a different title)? Britt Marie is a sort of sequel to it. 2mo
thewallflower0707 Is it necessary to read that book My Grandmother... first? 2mo
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yvo_about_books
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Just finished making these mochaccino pies!! 😋☕🥧❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🙌🏻 2mo
TheLibrarian Yum!! 2mo
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yvo_about_books
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Hello beautiful!! 😍 I finally watched the Swedish movie adaptation of A Man Called Ove last night, and today I decided to pospone all blog obligations, put my current reads on hold and pick up my copy of A Man Called Ove for a long overdue reread instead. ❤ I'm so excited to be meeting favorite character Ove again and I can't wait to compare the original story to the movie afterwards while memories are still fresh. 😁

CoffeeNBooks I love Ove!! I really enjoyed the movie, too! 2mo
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PetrozavaRR
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Was quite amusing for me because I'm the same grumpy sod that actually tugs the door handles 3 times to check?? . My soul was singing at the jab and diss at the stupid "you have to be Miss Rainbow to make and be good" cliche....nope...grumpy,swearing and still be good!"People had always said that Ove was “bitter.” But he wasn‘t bloody bitter. He just didn‘t go around grinning the whole time. Did that mean one had to be treated like a criminal?"

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PetrozavaRR
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Pure gold that book🤣🤣🤣

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This was the only book I could find with a cat on the cover and it‘s not black!! BUT “my” kitten is 🖤😽🤣

#Blackcat
#Fallisbooked

TheSpineView Aww... so cute!❤🐾 2mo
Meaw_catlady Your kitten is adorable!! 🖤 2mo
REPollock Your kitty! 🖤 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Meaw_catlady @repollock he‘s a stray and has adopted me and won‘t let me touch him!! But he poses sometimes for pictures 🖤😽 2mo
OriginalCyn620 A beauty! 🖤🐱 2mo
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OnlyYoo
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I loved this book so much! It was basically an adult version of UP. It was really cool seeing how differently Ove sees the world and how true to himself he always was. Even though it didn‘t make him the most pleasant person to be around.

suvata Ove is my favorite literary curmudgeon! 3mo
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nichollinlove
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This book was beautiful. Ove is a grumpy old man. It's clear as to why and you love him because of the why. The writing is somber and comical. It's simple and meaningful. Ove is a man that feels tangible and it feels very much so like a loss to end the book and his story.

This book didnt make me anxious to change pages. Instead, it caught my breath and gave me pause multiple times. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Catsandbooks This book made me cry ugly tears. I loved it! 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorite and it made me cry 😭😭 3mo
nichollinlove This book easily made it's way into my favorites list and I cried too! How could you not?! 3mo
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