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Ship of Theseus
Ship of Theseus | Doug Dorst, V. M. Straka, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
What is Ship of Theseus, and who is its mysterious author V.M. Straka? Conceived by filmmaker J.J. Abrams and written by acclaimed novelist Doug Dorst, Ship of Theseus is the central novel within the experience that is S., a multi-faceted narrative of love and mystery. Ship of Theseus is at its core and is the final book written by a man shrouded in deception and violence. It tells the mystical adventure of an equally mysterious figure, who is struggling to discover his own identity. Abducted onto the eponymous ship, the main character is swept into a story that spans oceans and ports, mountains and caves, capitals and citadels. Two things sustain him: his lifelong search for his love, Sola; and the infernal purpose of the ship and its crew. Equal parts Kafka and Lovecraft, Ship of Theseus is both a frightening adventure and a philosophical treasure hunt.
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shadowspeak17
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Day 3 #7days7spines

Join in if you‘d like! 😄

wordslinger42 I LOVED this book! 2mo
Dyslexicon13 That‘s a great book. One of my all time favorites! 2mo
shadowspeak17 @wordslinger42 @Dyslexicon13 Sounds like I finally need to get around to reading it. 😄 2mo
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indubitablyzara
Ship of Theseus | Doug Dorst, V. M. Straka, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
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One of my favorite literary loot items is this HPA mug! I love the design (and the quote, of course), and it makes a great bookmark container. #24in48

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madamereadsalot1
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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vivastory S is on my TBR. So is the following which has a similar format 5mo
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory cool! Sounds interesting, added it to my tbr! 5mo
RealLifeReading S is on my TBR too 5mo
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ajacks
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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S. was recommended to me because I loved House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I didn't previously know what ergodic literature was, but now that I do, I'm seeking more! Like House of Leaves, reading this book was an EXPERIENCE, one I enjoyed immensely. I can't wait to find more ergodic pieces to read. #ergodicliterature #shipoftheseus

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 great review. 👍🏻 6mo
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 6mo
ajacks Thank you so much! 😊😊 6mo
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Schnoebs I just bought this the other day and can‘t wait to pick it up! 6mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 6mo
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BethM Welcome to the family! 6mo
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RavenRenegade
Ship of Theseus | Doug Dorst, V. M. Straka, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
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I decided to treat myself this weekend and picked up a copy of Ship of Theseus. I‘ve been wanting this for a while now and I am so excited to dive in! #shipoftheseus #jjabrams #dougdorset

aeeklund *excited Ed and Ein gif* 7mo
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DGRachel
Ship of Theseus | Doug Dorst, V. M. Straka, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
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I should not be allowed near a Barnes & Noble. I couldn‘t find the Funko Pop I wanted, but I gave a gnome a home, which is even better. 😉

#bookhaul #bookbuyingbinge #buyallthebooks #sorrynotsorry

Lovesbooks87 I shouldn't be allowed near a Barnes & Noble either. They know me by name there! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 8mo
LaraReads Awesome! Lol. ‘Give a gnome a home‘ should definitely be a future #litsyswap 8mo
rachelk That gnome is the cutest! 8mo
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TrishB Cute 😁 8mo
Karkar That gnome is too cute!!!! 8mo
Reagan-reads Excellent book! 8mo
UwannaPublishme Love your new gnome! 🙌🏻 8mo
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Moony
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I love this book layout! 😍

Sarah83 Ich liebe dieses Buch 😍 8mo
Buechersuechtling Das hab ich auch (immer noch) auf meiner virtuellen Wunschliste/meinem virtuellen SuB, aber die Bücherei hat‘s einfach nicht. ??‍♀️? @Sarah83 8mo
Moony @Buechersuechtling Das ist auch absolut kein Buch für eine Bibliothek. Es sind Karten, lose Bilder etc. enthalten. Ich habe es mir jetzt mit den Prozenten bei Thalia gegönnt. 8mo
Buechersuechtling @Moony Okay. Das wusste ich noch nicht. Aber … Es erzählt ein Geschichte … oder wie oder was❓? Verwirrung … 8mo
Moony @Buechersuechtling ja genau! In den Bildern auf Litsy siehst du die Inhalte ganz gut :) 8mo
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brittanythebookdragon
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I EFFIN LOVED THIS BOOK. I could not put it down once I started...I‘m talking would rather read than sleep. I was engaged from the very beginning, I fell in love with Eric and Jen‘s story along the margins, and the Ship of Thesus book itself was full of weirdness, murder, espionage, mystery, and even a little of the paranormal funkiness. Read the margin notes as you go!! It really helps bring the whole thing together!!

Schnoebs I‘ve been trying to find this at my bookstore for awhile. Still no luck! I know I can buy it online but I feel like if I‘m meant to read this, I‘ll find it on a shelf at a local store 9mo
SweetAngst The margin notes were neat, but I found the ciphers and hidden story even more engaging once I started to see all the pieces come together. 9mo
brittanythebookdragon @SweetAngst YES!! I was so glad they figured it out for me because I saw a couple of them but was too engaged and knew they had already figured it out! 9mo
SweetAngst @brittanythebookdragon It's been a while since I read it, but I don't think the margin notes alone give you all the ciphers in the book. There are blogs dedicated to it! There is still at least one that is assumed to exist but is still unsolved. I'm *pretty* sure I know what happened in the older timeline and it's SO GOOD. I may need to re-read it soon :) 9mo
brittanythebookdragon @SweetAngst OMG! My mind has been blown! I had no idea. I am going to have to do a deeper dive on this book!! 9mo
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brittanythebookdragon
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I saw this on Litsy and immediately bought it simply because of the formatting! Super excited to get into this and see what it‘s actually all about!!

I positively LOVE all uniquely formatted books! They always add a little something to make the journey extra special I think!

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WanderingBookaneer
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Finally tackling this one. I‘m reading Ship of Theseus first and then going through the notes.

alysonwrites I was curious about this concept book but haven‘t gotten around to reading. Interested to know what you think after you‘ve read it! 10mo
Owlizabeth I really liked this! I read the book and the notes simultaneously. 10mo
MandaMT I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked having to think about HOW I was going to read it. Started off by going through everything on the page before moving on. That was a real mess... I eventually figured out a system. I‘d be interested in hearing how you tackle it. 10mo
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mcipher Years ago, I read more than half of this book and then it got away from me. Do you like it? I have thought of returning to it but it seems like such a challenge to start over. 10mo
WanderingBookaneer @MandaMT : How did you tackle it? 10mo
WanderingBookaneer @mcipher : I‘m one chapter in, but I am intrigued. It‘s hard not to be distracted by the notes, especially when the notes are related to the text. 10mo
mcipher I remember the notes interested me far more than most of the “actual” book. 10mo
MandaMT I read the text first. I agree with @mcipher - that part is way denser and less interesting than the notes. You can probably skip it. After that there are multiple “rounds” of correspondence written in different colors of ink- 3 if I remember correctly (when in doubt, the internet will tell you). So all told I went through the book cover to cover about 4 times. 10mo
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Brenley
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Some people would say I have too many books; they would be wrong.

This is essentially my xmas/bday book haul. And now I will go on sabbatical I definitely to finish my TBR.

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JoScho
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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My husband just got this beautiful and unique book and he is so excited about it. He says he knows what he will be doing the rest of the night. He also said I am making him a book nerd 🤓

WanderingBookaneer I‘ve had that for a while, but I‘m not sure how to tackle it. 10mo
Nessavamusic I have also had it for a while and have yet to tackle it 10mo
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jillannjohn I‘m fascinated by this book as well. Huge fan of J.J. Abrams. 10mo
Craftylikefox There are a lot of theories on how to tackle the book. I read the main story first then I went back and read the margins and the extras. 😊 10mo
JoScho @WanderingBookaneer @Nessavamusic @Craftylikefox yeah he has been researching the best way to read it and he keeps telling me how he thinks he is going to read it then changes his mind and says something different 😂 10mo
JoScho @jillannjohn yeah the idea behind it is very cool! 10mo
JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks for adding the hashtag 🥰❤️ 10mo
Kaye That book looks so cool. Tell him it‘s better you‘re making him a book nerd than a drunk. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho you‘re welcome!! 😍😘 10mo
JoScho @kaye lol so true!!! 10mo
kspenmoll Beautiful! 10mo
Lisaw13 I put sticky notes with the page numbers on the inserts since I was afraid if they fell out I wouldn't know where to put them back in! Still too intimidated by this book to read it though. 10mo
JoScho @Lisaw13 oh that is a good idea! I will pass it along. ☺️ 10mo
SaturnDoo I got this a couple years ago for my birthday and my oldest son started reading it first and now I don't know where it's at. 😢 10mo
WanderingBookaneer @Craftylikefox : That was my plan too. @Lisaw13 : I‘m going to steal that idea as well. 10mo
Sarah83 It's such a gorgeous and unique book 💓 10mo
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CallMeIshmael
Ship of Theseus | Doug Dorst, V. M. Straka, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
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So excited for this one

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BruceWalken
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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While buying S of a friend of mine he offered me some other free books. Would have been rude to say no 😉

MStew That's a pretty awesome book haul! I own S it's a used copy I hope all the little mementos are in it and I'm not missing anything 😂 I have to see how many it comes with and see if I'm missing some 😧 11mo
BruceWalken Oh yeah the guy I bought it from is a comic book collector so all his stuff is mint! Really excited about reading it 😁❤️ I‘ll have to add them up and tell you 👍 11mo
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JoyBlue
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Day 18: Book You Never Finished—I started reading S. soon after it was released in October of 2013. There were so many features that appealed to me: the bibliophile strangers bonding over the book within the book; the artifacts interspersed in the pages; the mystery. Sadly, I couldn't finish it within the loan period, and I never got back to it, even after NOS lent/gave me his copy. Someday, I shall return to it! #RiotGrams #BookYouNeverFinished

Clare-Dragonfly This took me months to finish. I might have liked it more if I‘d been able to read it more quickly. 1y
JoyBlue @Clare-Dragonfly That makes me feel better—thank you! 1y
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Eki
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I heard about the book S. in the Books on the Nightstand Podcast. I had to have it immediately. And I still haven‘t read it, because I don‘t know how. ⠀
Any suggestions how to read this book would be welcome. ⠀

#RiotGrams
#MapsLegendsOrOtherBonusArt
#BookPodcasts

Sarah83 I really loved the book 😍😍😍😍 1y
Sarah83 I read it two years ago. I always read always the whole page and than the marginalia... 1y
Redwritinghood I took all the inserts out and put sticky notes on them to indicate where they were in the text. I read the book first then went back and read all the notes in the text along with the inserts. (edited) 1y
wordslinger42 I read the page and then the margins/inserts. I think no matter how you read it, though, it's just one of those books that needs to be read more than once to really understand it 1y
wordslinger42 It was a really fantastic story!! 1y
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JoyBlue
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Day 11: Naked Hardcovers—Two takes. #RiotGrams #nakedhardcovers #barebodybarebook

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WanderingBookaneer
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Starting this one today.

Sarah83 Loved this one 2y
Avanders Ooooh I can't wait to read it!! 2y
mariaku21 I love this pic! 2y
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PirateJenny I loved this book so much. And mad props to the production team. I could not stop thinking about how difficult it must have been to make this book. It is so beautiful 2y
tjwill I started it a while back and have put off reading it recently for other things. I need to get back into it. It is a fascinating story and so interesting with all the inserts, but it takes so much work. And not easy to read on the go! 2y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards My advisor has researched it - on top of all the physical artifacts, the print edition of S has 10 different endings! I think all of them are collected somewhere online. 2y
TheLudicReader I have this book, too. Wanted it so bad and it‘s been languishing on my tbr shelf for at least three years. 😟 2y
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Raminga
S. La nave di Teseo di V. M. Straka | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Pickpick

Un libro...tanti intrecci...punti di vista e storie nella storia.
Geniale!

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ashsbookmarks
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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First book in my library is S. By J.J. Abrams (I loved this book!!!!!)
Last book is my 8th grade yearbook (the year I met my husband 😉😍😘)
#24in48 #mylibrary #firstbook #lastbook

LoveToReadLiveToRead I have had this book for aaaages and still not read it. Maybe this year...... 2y
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ShookBelf
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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1. Cherry pie and custard 🍒🍒
2. Pretty Little Liars (total guilty pleasure!)
3. S by Doug Dorst/JJ Abrams. Reading this for my Goodreads 2018 challenge and have since discovered that there are websites dedicated to 'how to read' this book. Not intimidated at all!!
4. A matter of weeks #newlitten
5. 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️👍👍
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Elle_Skeldon Mmmmm.....CUSTARD💖...also hello fellow newbie! 2y
JenlovesJT47 Welcome to Litsy!! 🤗💚 2y
cobwebmoth I loved PLL. I may have to do a re-watch soon.😊 2y
2BR02B Welcome! I love your spoonerized username! 😊 2y
ShookBelf Loving the litsy love! Thanks peeps xx 2y
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Lachesis
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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The idea of this book is sooo cool and creative: there's an original, printed book by a mysterious author and in the margins of this book there are A LOT of notes from two college students, who pass the book back and forth between them. It's a bit difficult to read, but I really really love the idea.
#currentlyreading

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Lisaw13
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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This book is going to be insane with all the inserts and side notes. First order of business- sticky notes on the inserts noting their page numbers so when I accidentally dump them I can put them back in place!

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tjwill
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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This book is interesting but very slow to read. It has multiple story lines to follow with the novel, the footnotes, and the margins, plus added inserts to interpret. It will carry over into the new year for me.

Avanders I can't wait to get to this one.... still deciding *how* I want to read it... I think all story lines together .... 🤔 2y
tjwill @Avanders Yeah, I‘m reading it straight through with all the stories at once. I can‘t make myself just read the novel without reading the margins. For one thing, I think I would forget what they are referring to, but also, I like the story unfolding in the margins the best. And even that is more than one story line: the characters‘ lives and their investigation into the book. 2y
Avanders @tjwill lol I think I will have the same issue... can't not read *everything* on the page..😄 So fun... can't wait!! 2y
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Amandajoy I‘ve been wanting to start this one. I‘m waiting until I have a weekend to dive in since it looks like it will be hard to pick up & put down 2y
tjwill @Amandajoy It definitely is! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly It took me a long time to read this, too. I'm sorry to report that I found it ultimately unsatisfying. I wish it had been easier to follow the handwritten notes chronologically so I could have followed those characters' story as it unfolded for them. 2y
Owlizabeth I really liked this one! 2y
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Byron-McBride
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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What begins at the water shall end there; and what ends there shall once more begin.

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BeezleMcfly
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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We're all just in the muck trying to believe we're capable of greatness, but closer to breaking than we want to admit. And we tell ourselves stories--about ourselves,but maybe also all these stories about other people, about characters--as a way to hide from how small we are. #thriller

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danimgill
Ship of Theseus | Doug Dorst, V. M. Straka, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
Pickpick

Aaah this book was so cool! I was worried it would be all gimmicks and struggles like House of Leaves (which I haaated, apologies to fans of it) but I got very caught up in Jen and Eric's story and enjoyed the whole puzzle experience of the book. Do I feel like I grasped all the clues and codes? Of course not. Is the novel part itself very good? Meh. But is it a fun and intriguing reading experience overall? Hell yeah.

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danimgill
Ship of Theseus | Doug Dorst, V. M. Straka, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
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Lazy Sundays are for cheesecake breakfasts and reading under the blankets 🍰📖💕

Kalalalatja YAS! 👏👏👏 2y
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Rachellynnwright
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I‘m finally able to add this beautiful copy to my bookshelf! I‘ve been wanting to own this for years!! Can‘t wait to dive into this epic story...

PirateJenny Oh this is such an amazing book. One thought that kept occurring to me while I was reading it was that I was so damn glad I didn't have to work on it 😊 sometimes it's really hard to take off the work hat 2y
Rachellynnwright Good point @PirateJenny, this must have been a pain to edit. Can you imagine working on House of Leaves?!! 2y
PirateJenny @Rachellynnwright I still haven't gotten to that one! It's been sitting in my home since it came out. Totally shameful. 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin I have this one too, but haven‘t read it yet. I‘m having a hard time breaking the seal! 2y
Rachellynnwright @PurpleyPumpkin YES breaking the seal was painful! But I took pictures of it beforehand ;) 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Good idea! And I'm sure it was worth it. 👍🏽 2y
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danimgill
Ship of Theseus | Doug Dorst, V. M. Straka, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
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Cozying up with this new read for a little #litsypartyofone time this afternoon! I am so excited about all the margin notes and inserts, I can't wait to puzzle my way through this one 🔎

LauraBrook Someone offered me a used copy of this but all the inserts were taken out and put in the front. No thank you! I had to buy my own, new, copy! I haven‘t read it yet, though, so I‘m looking forward to what to think! 2y
danimgill @LauraBrook Oh nooo! There's so many inserts too haha I'm nervous I'll lose some. Glad you got your hands on a fresh copy! It's very intriguing so far I hope you enjoy it when you get to it 😊 2y
Owlizabeth I loved this book!!! 2y
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AnniesJournals
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Cat_with_glasses
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Quite unsure as to how I must approach this work. Right now, the notes strike me as noisy.

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Kerri_Messner
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Pickpick

I think this book is more fun to own than it was to read. It's not a horrible story, but I thought it would be much better considering what went into it.
I will give it a higher rating because it's cool and unique.

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Hestapleton
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I'm taking a cue from @steverogers and doing an impromptu readathon this week before school starts up again. This is my very tentative list, but I would love to make a dent in some of these library books! I know we're all busy, but join in with #weekdayreadathon if you have some down time. We all need a little extra self-care these days, I imagine.

Jess7 In cold blood is great! The girl in the red coat is on my list too 2y
maximoffs Let me know what you think ☺️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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JessReads
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Finally making my way into this amazing, complicated, labyrinth of a book! I really wanted to wait to start it until I could sit down and invest in it, and I'm so glad that I did! @NCNY

emilyhaldi I don't think I could manage that 🙀 2y
NCNY Yay!! Enjoy!!! 2y
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Amanda23
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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#sizzlinsummerbooks Day 27: Hated.
I wanted to love this book. Thought this book had a great concept, a story within a story. It's beautifully presented with lots of fun goodies but I couldn't figure out how the heck to read it...was I supposed to read the "story" or just the "comments"? Was I supposed to read them together? It was way too frustrating and I ended up hating it, not enough to get rid of it. I might try again someday.
@Tiffy_Reads

Jess7 Very pretty picture! 2y
weirdandwonderful I had the same feeling. I'm happy it exists, I'm just... Look, maybe I'm not "smart" enough for it, but all things being fair, I doubt like an experience that makes me feel stupid. 2y
OSChamberlain @weirdandwonderful No no, you‘re not stupid. This book straight up sucks. I just finished the last page and I hated it as well. 2y
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AmandaFields
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Who needs a tripod when you have books? 💻🎥📚

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obbi89
S. La nave di Teseo di V. M. Straka | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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obbi89
S. La nave di Teseo di V. M. Straka | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Nuove esperienze letterarie 📖
#lanavediteseo #books #bookaholic

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Katerina
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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#maybookflowers #maymostanticipated This! It has been on my shelf for quite some time and although I'm dying to read it I'm also a bit intimidated by my own expectations, if that makes sense 😛

Cinfhen Makes perfect sense! Hope it meets your expectations 😊 3y
Dragon 🤞 3y
RealLifeReading Cool! I've been wanting to get my hands on this! 3y
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Dragon
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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#earthsong #lyricalapril finally saw a display copy of this cool ? book. I've seen posts about it but this was my first in person experience. I just took a photo of the display as you never know I may want to own it. It looks quite "earthy" ? There's a postcard of a primate ? #getindie

Cinfhen This actually looks amazing! Thanks for posting 😃 3y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen it looks like it would be an interesting challenge , I think 😀🐉 3y
Maike I love this book! It's full of postcards, letters etc and such a creative way to tell a story. 3y
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Cinfhen I agree...it's going on my wishlist ❤️ 3y
Dragon Thanks @Maike it reminds a bit of a book I read years ago about a love story 3y
krismac I loved all the "stuff" in the book and the idea was cool, but I didn't really like the actual story. It was kind of strange.... 3y
Dragon Thanks @krismac I will keep that in mind so I will not expect too much from it 👍 3y
krismac @Dragon - all the stuff was fun though! 3y
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maddimay
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Pickpick

This is genuinely the coolest book I've read. I love this puzzle box concept and I can't stop racing through it. It's a story, within a story, within a story.

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HardcoverHarlot
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Mehso-so

The reading experience for this is definitely unique, if a bit chaotic. I wish more questions get answered by the end of the story.

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HardcoverHarlot
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Lazy hotel day before my library conference starts? Time to start this one that's been sitting on my shelf for far too long. I've been intimidated by the reading process for this, but I'm also excited. Wish me luck!

WanderingBookaneer I'm also intimidated by it. Let me see if I can hunt down my copy so we can read it "together." 3y
LukkiAnn Love this adventurous book❤❤❤ 3y
Amandajoy I've been waiting for a spare weekend to dive into this one. I don't think it will travel in my purse well. 3y
Clevercactus One on my favorite analogies ✌🏻 3y
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Betty_Bookworm
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Pickpick

Thinking I may have to read this again. So much fun though probably a cataloguers nightmare. #s #abrams #dorst

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ABookGeek
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Just started this one. Husband finished reading and handed it off to me. Wants to hear my thoughts on it. Should be fun.

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Mehso-so

I was really, really excited to hear about this book. As a fan of both House of Leaves & LOST, this should be perfect for me. But it fell a little flat for me😕
I didn't hate it - I'm glad I read it - I just can't rave about it.
If you're interested in this, I suggest buying a new copy - that's the only way to ensure the notes/maps/cards inserted are in their proper order. And that can be crucial to reading this.

krismac All the stuff was fun but the story itself wasn't that great. 3y
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hike.read.repeat
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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This book is frequently bought with House of Leaves according to Amazon. Apt comparison except it's not as spooky and less confusing than HoL. There are different tips online for how to read it but I just read the Ship of Theseus chapter first, then went back through and read all the margin notes/inserts, repeat on next chapter. Worked for me. 👍🏽

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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst

If you can become anything, then you aren't anything.

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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I'm not sure how they did it, but they made this book that was published in 2013 smell like it was published in 1949. Totally immersive and fun. 🕵🏽‍♀️