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The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles | Ray Bradbury
In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor— of crystal pillars and fossil seas—where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization. Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.
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DeeLew
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I am so excited about these copies of The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man! I buy a lot of books from ThriftBooks and you never can tell what condition they are going to be in. These are almost perfect condition and are the paperback editions from the 1970s. So cool! 📚❤️#thriftbooks #sciencefiction

LauraJ Good score! 1mo
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JessClark78
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“Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves. Each wave different, and each wave stronger.”

Original and strange, this is a brilliantly written book of connected stories by an extraordinary storyteller. If you‘re a fan of Bradbury, or a lover of sci-fi/fantasy, and haven‘t yet read this, I highly recommend it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rohit-sawant Loved this one! 3mo
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trioxin_sematary
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Most of you will know this one..

🚀🌌

#raybradbury
#sciencefiction

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tysephine
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#24in48 Hour 42 challenge: Swiss Army Book Rec!

This is one of my absolute favorite books of all time and I will continue to push it onto people until the day I am swallowed up by the rising ocean.

parttimedomestic Oh, I haven‘t read this one yet, but I loved Dandelion Wine! 4mo
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steoste
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ray Bradbury has such a dreamy tone it makes the macabre and scary seem beautiful and right. I always love reading stories that take place in the future but were written in the past, the future of the past I call it, only enhanced by my love for dystopian sci-fi. I think it's an important reflection on the misguided ideals of the past and present, foreboding and comforting at the same time. A must read in my opinion.

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steoste
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brandybear22
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“For gods sake, what are you doing?”

“I‘m being ironic. Don‘t interrupt a man in the midst of being ironic. It‘s not polite.”

BookishMarginalia What gorgeous #CatsofLitsy! 6mo
Suelizbeth I love your kitties! 😻🐈🐾 #CatsOfLitsy 5mo
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brandybear22
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Such an elegant an poetically painful way of illustrating that point in his books.

“Everything that was not so, must go. All the beautiful literary lies and flights of fancy must be shot in midair. So, they lined them up, against the library wall, one Sunday morning… And shot them down. And burned the paper castles and the fairy frogs, and old kings, and the people who lived happily ever after...”

kgriffith I love visualizations like this. 6mo
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brandybear22
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She wanted very much to sit quietly here, soundless, not moving until this thing occurred, this thing expected all day. This thing that could not occur, but might.

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TheBookAddict
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Wow! Such a great stories about the landing, exploration, and life on Mars. To me it read like short stories that were connected in one or more ways. I enjoyed his story telling, I could picture everything like I was seeing it. He sure doesn‘t pull any punches, he lets us know how destructive and greedy human kind can be. I also liked how we got to see Mars through different perspectives and experiences. A #SciFiMustRead! (Google search image)

lynneamch Haven't read this since high school. Sounds like time for a reread. 6mo
TheBookAddict @lynneamch yes! It was my first time reading it and I couldn‘t put it down. 6mo
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TheBookAddict
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“We Earth men have a talent for ruining big beautiful things.”

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TheBookAddict
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My next read/listen. Wow, quite interesting so far.

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collegecatlady
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It‘s always nice to buy myself some new books #bookoutlet #bookoutlethaul #treatyoself

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Linddykal
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Bleak, interesting collection of short stories.

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Shaaaannnn
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Stoked for this read. Coworker randomly brought it for me to read which I love! Also really love this cover!

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meghan2714
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#agameoffavorites #sciencefiction

I picked Ray Bradbury because he has several books that i wanna read!! There is tons of science fiction writers i wanna explore so I can't say i have a favorite, i recently picked this retro copy up and I'm excited to read it .

Man going to mars to live and Martians are waiting for them! I'm gonna love it👽

his favorite book is Moby Dick-Herman Melville

#aliens #scifi #sciencefiction #Raybradbury

Valink I was listening to this on Sat with my son! I don‘t care for the audiobook narrator, so I think I would have enjoyed it much more if I read the book instead. 9mo
BooksBikes12 @meghan2714 Moby dick is such a classic read ! Great choice 👏 9mo
Janmah It‘s been awhile but I loved this book. Great cover! 9mo
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jmofo Yay! I grew up reading Bradbury. He‘s a writer-hero of mine. Some folks don‘t like how pulpy he can seem to us now but I think it‘s part of his charm. I hope you enjoy! 9mo
Stephuhhnieee This was my first Bradbury, and my dads favorite 😊 Love the cover art on this one! 9mo
meghan2714 @Janmah thankya😄 9mo
meghan2714 @Stephuhhnieee that's so cool! And thanks 😄 9mo
meghan2714 @jmofo thank you it sounds awesome 😄 9mo
meghan2714 @Valink that's to bad , read the book!? 9mo
BooksBikes12 @meghan2714 love the retro books you all have.... 9mo
meghan2714 @Books_Bikes_12 thanks!!! I have tons of fun finding them! It's a treasure hunt 9mo
Valink @meghan2714 ya, I think I‘m going to finish it by reading instead of listening. The narrator can really make or break it for me! 9mo
whatshesreadingnow Neat cover! 9mo
meghan2714 @Valink I agree I've had same problem before with other books 9mo
trioxin_sematary This is a cool af looking one, really wanna read Bradbury also! 😘 9mo
meghan2714 @trioxin_sematary thanks babys😚😚😚😚😚 9mo
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AshleyKorinE
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Mehso-so

Man goes to mars and then comes back from mars. It‘s classic sci-fi in a way that‘s good but also old. I enjoyed the story but how female characters were treated tells it‘s age considerably. I did like the ending even if it only gives us 40 years to get our stuff together. I liked the way it was written with the social commentary on colonization, art, and politics through a red scare haze. It was good and I enjoyed this short novel.

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CuriousG
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"We Earth Men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things."

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CuriousG
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Closing out my #24in48 by re-reading The Martian Chronicles. An all time favourite #almost18hours #closebutnocigar @24in48

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saresmoore
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So, I went to the library to get a few backups for #24in48 this weekend...

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
JennyM Always good to be prepared! 😘 10mo
Suet624 What about crocheting? 10mo
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saresmoore @Suet624 I plan on being extremely moody. 😂 10mo
Suet624 Hahaha. Good for you. 10mo
Booksndogs Sisters Brothers 👍🏽 10mo
rabbitprincess Yessss The Sisters Brothers 😄 10mo
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Jabberwocky
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I exhibited so much self control at Pages yesterday, but these two were just calling my name. #sciencefiction #scifi #shortstories 🚀

2BR02B Wonderful choices! ❤ 10mo
vivastory What @2BR02B said! 10mo
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Jabberwocky
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Bookish sister dates are the best sister dates. I love that we are so close. Stay tuned for more unflattering pictures of me, pictures of @mimsyborogroves and out #bookhauls! #sisterday

britt_brooke Aw, I think this is a cute photo!! 10mo
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
readordierachel This is an adorable picture 😊 10mo
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rather_be_reading awesome! 10mo
JoScho Hush your face! You look awesome! 10mo
JSW Cuuuute dress!! 10mo
TheFunkyBookworm You look adorbs! 💜 10mo
whatshesreadingnow ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Jabberwocky Oh you guys 😚 Thank you all. I‘m in the process of learning to allow myself to love myself. ♥️ @TheFunkyBookworm @whatshesreadingnow @JSW @JoScho @RatherBeReading @ReadOrDieRachel @hermyknee @britt_brooke 10mo
NatalieR Great pic! 🌺 10mo
Ingerella Great pic, cute dress! 10mo
Tamra Adorbs! 10mo
CouronneDhiver You look amazing! 10mo
LeahBergen Pages Books! 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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2BR02B
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My theme for #MakeMeReadIt is partial reads- all of the above are books I've begun, and set aside for one reason or another with every intention to return to them eventually. Please vote in the comments, and I will commit to reading the top three during the month of August!

@TheReadingMermaid

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KarenUK My favorite book! 11mo
BarbaraJean Can I vote for two?!? Because The Secret History and The Name of the Wind are both AMAZING! 11mo
LibrarianRyan Meddling kids 11mo
2BR02B @BarbaraJean I don't see why not. 😊 11mo
parttimedomestic I haven‘t finished it yet, but 11mo
Nerdy_Bookworm The KingKiller Chronicles is one of my favorite serirs! 11mo
Zelma The Secret History 11mo
Thorex My favorite Donna Tartt book, The Secret History 11mo
Clare-Dragonfly I think if the beginning of The Secret History didn‘t get you, you won‘t enjoy it, so I vote for 11mo
llwheeler The Hallowed Hunt! 11mo
plaidchuck One of my favorite authors 11mo
UwannaPublishme Bradbury is always my first choice: 😊🙌🏻 11mo
megt I‘ve been hearing such great things about this one! 11mo
CoffeeNBooks Meddling Kids 11mo
hes7 The Name of the Wind!! 11mo
monalyisha OOooO. Gonna go with the Bradbury! (I weirdly didn‘t like “Deathless” very much, & I usually love Cat Valente‘s stuff!) 11mo
Librarybelle I‘m currently reading this and like it... 11mo
Reviewsbylola 1000% The Secret History!! 10mo
Tonton Smilla‘s Sense of snow 10mo
Gizmo86 The secret history it's amazing 10mo
Janmah The Secret History. I too have started this and put aside. Would love to hear your take. 9mo
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VinceReads
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Finally got around to reading this one. Really enjoyed it, might need to process it for a bit before reviewing it deeper as there was so much going on.

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nelehelen
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4/5
I re-read this classic and this time around it was kind of scary for me! I must‘ve been fearless when I was younger because I never remembered this book to be that eerie, but it definitely was. Still, I really enjoyed the writing and how you experience Mars through different perspectives.

P.S. Took another trip down memory lane with my mug from Barcelona. Oh, how I miss thee..

#ReadHarder2018
#LRC2018

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Calmedmind
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Ethands
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Short stories about human colonization on mars and humanity's prospect for the future. This has relevant social commentary, heart felt characters. The commentary of native peoples struggle, racial struggle (precivilrights movement), freedom of speech pre-Fahrenheit451. This book made me laugh, cry, feel joy and anger. One of the best sci-fi books ever written. If you love science fiction or want a gateway drug, here it is. 10/10

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This novel that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from Earth is certainly #outofthisworld .
#tbr
#hopintospring

nelehelen Ohhh this is on my list to re-read! 13mo
Emilymdxn This has been on my tbr for so long! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 13mo
vkois88 😊😊😊 13mo
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littlelibrarian
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The house was an altar with ten thousand attendants, big, small, servicing, attending, in choirs. But the gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly.

From “There Will Come Soft Rains”

rohit-sawant Love this one! 13mo
littlelibrarian I‘ve been reading it to 11th graders in the library all day. They seem to enjoy it! 13mo
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Eugeniavb
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New record! 3 bookclubs in 36 hours! 😆 In truth the on the top left I just help coordinate. It‘s my son‘s book club at school which I just recently helped him start and oversee. Still...record! 📚 💪🏽

Mdargusch Lucky you! 1y
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MrBook
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And now we're at #Subway (one of the only eateries open), ohh yeeaahh 😎. We want to impose on @imagine.wonder.dream as little as possible. So, accompaniment this cold and blustery day: pastrami with Swiss and provolone, Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips, and Dr. Pepper. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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MJSanty
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Ray Bradbury continues to delight me with his writings. In this series of stories ostensibly about human arriving at and colonizing Mars Bradbury explores the flawed thinking of humanity in his day, and in ours and shows how it will lead to virtual extinction. Like all great science fiction stories this is a critique of humans, and a warning about our potential future if we can not overcome our shortcomings.
#classic #sci-fi

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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this warm and muggy evening: angel hair pasta in a garlic white clam sauce, steamed mussels in an herb-butter sauce, toasted semolina bread, and Vanilla Coke. MMMMMMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Amabear Omg I want some. This looks divine! 1y
AmyG Yum 1y
Bookish.Heart Can we all come to your house for dinner? 1y
Rachel.Rencher That looks delish 😍 1y
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JoeStalksBeck
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vivastory You're so great at these! 👍🤘📚 1y
dragondrool These are so incredibly fun! 1y
JoeStalksBeck @vivastory thanks ❤️❤️ 1y
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JoeStalksBeck @dragondrool 💚💚💚💚 1y
GypsyKat I followed you on Instagram. No pressure to follow me back, just letting you know. 😊 1y
JoeStalksBeck @GypsyKat thank you! 1y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Made it home, WOOHOO! Accompaniment tonight: tacos! Nacho cheese-flavored hard shells, yellow rice with saffron, ground turkey in a taco seasoning sauce, cheddar and mozzarella, lettuce, and tomatoes. And a Vanilla Coke! MMMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

booksandsympathy Tacos are always a good idea. 1y
thisbookends Yum! 1y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Just got home from a looonnng workday, and, boy, am I hungry 😁! Accompanied this chilly and foggy night: pepperoni pizza, mozzarella sticks, garlic knots, garlic-parmesan wings, and Vanilla Coke. MMMMMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Faibka Nice 👍 awesome book pairing! 1y
heyLM Yo, Ken‘s dressing is the best. 1y
kidamy Over the last few weeks, you got me craving tater tots and now I want mozzarella sticks. Have you considered going into advertising? 😜😜 1y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this warm and humid evening: leftovers 😁! Ribeye steak, loaded baked potato, bread, and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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Scott_BookInvasion
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Jackpot! #vintage Ray Bradbury! Such great artwork! Oh what a glorious day! #thriftstorefinds #coverart

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AMVP
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#riotgrams #day6 - #shortstories

Was gonna pick another book for today's theme, but realized I hadn't posted a proper review of this book yet. Plus, Extra Credits is doing a series on it as part of their new show about sci-fi.

This is probably the best book I've finished so far this year. That may seem like faint or reserved praise, but I expect it to hold up alongside everything that comes next, and to be looked back on fondly at year's end.

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AMVP
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This whole section is *chef's kiss*

Been reading at the library on my break lately. Found this book on a display of classic sci-fi. Have also been meaning to get into more short story collections, and not just the really short ones I can knock out in a couple of hours to pad my numbers.

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AMVP
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A new read started on this snowy January day. Read some of Fahrenheit 451 a while back, but this is my first time coming to Bradbury in earnest.

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Giannagm
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"When you want to do a thing badly enough you lie to yourself."

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JWHeyman
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Blind date with a book night from @bookculture

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JessClark78
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I love this description of Time.

Anescapewithinthepages Beautiful quote! 💕 2y
Cathythoughts Like dust & clocks people ! I love this ❤️ 2y
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BookBabe
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Afternoon tea ☕️ 🍂

Bookworm83 That mug! 😍😍 2y
Tanzy13 😊☕️ 2y
BookBabe @Bookworm83 thanks! @MrBook brought it home as a surprise for me one day 🤗💕 2y
Bookworm83 Awwww!! 2y
scripturient I need that mug in my life! 😍😍😍 2y
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kylienoele
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Slowly adding more Bradbury to my collection 😄

Jinjer I don‘t know his work although I know his name. 2y
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Bklover
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I read this decades ago- it has always been one of my favorites! #GiveawayArtemis

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monalyisha
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Everything's totally normal. Nothing to see here. 👽✌🏻💁

Just lighting out for outer space, reading Mary Oliver to remind me of the intricacies & beauty of my earthly home.

8leagueboot Mary Oliver's "Upstream" is a book I would bring with me on a rocket. 2y
monalyisha @8leagueboot That's the one I've got! 😉👌🏻 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Haha! I sat my graphic novel on the deck and it nearly got stolen! #beammeup #hallowreads

Andrew65 The things we risk for Litsy! 😬 2y
tpixie Oh my! There‘s not a Book Fairy #IBelieveInBookFairies sticker on it! 🎃👻🎃😳😳😳 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Andrew65 lmao! We risk being probed by aliens! @tpixie lmao! 2y
tpixie Lol 😂 2y
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the-flashley
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I actually had way more orange books than I could've guessed. Who knew? #orangecovers #riotgrams

GypsyKat Bossypants! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
mrozzz 😍 2y
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