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Remarkably Bright Creatures
Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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Erynecki
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At first I wasn‘t so sure, but I very much enjoyed this charming story about a rather clever and articulate giant Pacific Octopus, and a motley collection of lonely characters trying to sort out questions about their past. It‘s a sweet page turner.

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Readergrrl
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Already 1/3 through! Such a great match for reading by the ocean.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!!! SO beautiful!! 5d
JenReadsAlot Holy crap that's gorgeous! 5d
Melismatic What a pic!!! 😻 5d
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Suet624 I want to be there.... 5d
kspenmoll Beyond Beautiful! 5d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5d
BethM Woah! 5d
5feet.of.fury Amazing 😻 5d
peanutnine Beautiful reading spot! 🤩 4d
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Readergrrl
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I thought I had packed my next #LMPBC book for vacation but evidently didn‘t. I‘ll start that next week. So I picked this up and think I will be done before we have to head home! Loving it so far!!

julieclair Aaaahhhhh…. So relaxing! 5d
CatLass007 This is a great book! 5d
AmyG Such a lovely book. Enjoy your vacation! 5d
5feet.of.fury What a beautiful view ! 5d
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Balibee146
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Just starting this.... Had forgotten the premise 🐙

Gissy Pretty edition👌❤️ 1w
DHill Loved loved this book. 1w
AmyG Such a sweet book. 1w
Fr3NcHtOaSt Loved this book 1w
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The.Great.Catsby
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I LOVED this book. I loved all of the characters and was excited to see where this would go. The writing made it predictable in a fun way.
I was curious, so I looked up some octopus videos. And let's just say, this octopus is way cuter 🐙

03.16.2024

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monkeygirlsmama
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book gets all the stars!!! I absolutely loved Tova and Marcellus! ❤️ Truly, a wondrous story that is unlike anything else I've read. 😁

Side note: The narrator had a great voice which made listening to this #audiobook very pleasant.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! All the stars ⭐️ 🐙 2w
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Amandakay Loved this one! 2w
Eggs Perfect🧡🩵🧡 2w
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Gissy
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Read in February 2024

This was a heartwarming story. I liked and care about Tova and Marcellus. There were predictable parts and others I think were a little abrupt specially that ending. But still, I liked it, how Tova went through her grief, her loneliness, her second chance in life to be with other persons she care❤️3.8⭐️

Gissy February 2024
#ReadAway2024 @DieAReader @Andrew65 @Ghabi4Roses
#BookSpinBibgo #BookSpin #12 (Late Reading) @TheAromaOfBooks
#ISpyBingo (A novel)
#LitsyLoveReads (January) @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#52BookClub24 #16 (omniscient narrator)
GoodReads #ATY 52 books AroundTheYear #49 (senior citizen character)
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2w
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DHill
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This may well end up my favorite book of the year.
🧡🐙

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DHill
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Yes, I will be ditching Luckiest Girl Alive for this!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 3w
AmyG I loved this, too! 3w
mom_of_4 This was so cute and good. 3w
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Amandakay
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Heart warming story 🐙

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LapReader
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I love me some op shopping down time. Had a discount card on this day a while back too as I had 5 stamps on my card. It gives you a discount on the clothes. Woo hoo!

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Bookbuyingaddict
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Humans for the most part you are dull and blundering, but occasionally you can be remarkably bright creatures “ 🐙 🥰 what a great book I really do hope someone turns this little gem into a film , so far my favourite read of ‘24 & soooo glad 😌 read it on holiday so could give it the full attention it deserves

Deblovestoread Lovely photo! 1mo
Bookwomble I'm sure (as in "not quite certain"!) that I've read it is being adapted. ?? 1mo
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Skyrimir
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Nightstand stack has finally gotten smaller. I also got this lovely crocheted fabric at the thrift store for $4. It‘s gorgeous and it must have taken whoever crafted it some time!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 1mo
AmyG It‘s lovely. 1mo
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Bookbuyingaddict
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Next holiday read 🐙 haven‘t eaten one for years and never ever will they pass my lips 👄 again ! #marchreads #bookspinbingo

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mom_of_4
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Reading this for a book club at my library. Im liking it so far.

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Madison91
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This was such a wholesome little read. I loved it

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Read4life
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I saw this painting this past weekend and it reminded me of Marcellus. I had to share it with you, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks & the #LitsyLoveReads group. 🧡🐙🧡

WildAlaskaBibliophile I love that painting! And such a good book too. I too loved Marcellus! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVE it 🧡🐙 💙 2mo
IuliaC Lovely! 🥰 2mo
Cupcake12 It really does look like him. I loved that book.📖 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Just a lovely book about a woman who befriends an octopus, and the friends surrounding them.

Sweet and moving, with a real sense of place, and characters I cared about, Remarkably Bright Creatures is feel-good fiction at its finest.

I loved Marcellus so so much. He made the book shine.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kbuggle
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A very sweet story focusing on grief, found family and new beginnings. May have been just a bit too sweet for me, but nothing against that.

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RaeLovesToRead
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February is muddy and dingy, and virusy.

So I thought I'd share a picture of this colourful spread from earlier on.

Enjoying the book, but boy is Cameron annoying 🤣

Leftcoastzen Pretty! 2mo
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DaniJ
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A warm read of interwoven stories and a perfect little seaside town. The characters in this book feel like family, including the sea life. Certainly a pleasant read!

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Cupcake12
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My first buddy read with #LitsyLoveReads
I wouldn‘t have read the tagged book if I had saw it in a bookshop, but so glad I read it with you guys ❤️
Misty-you really are thoughtful 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy you liked it! I still think about Marcellus! 💙 🐙 2mo
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Caroline2
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I really don‘t like it in books when we, the readers, find out information before the characters. We‘re then left reading pages and pages waiting for the characters to catch up!! Plus way too predictable. (The octopus didn‘t add much to the story, even though I loved him, it felt like a trend ticking exercise. He was not in the story nearly enough!!)

IuliaC I would've liked more of the octopus in the story, too 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I agree with you! I didn‘t like finding out the “big reveal” so soon and waiting for everyone else to catch up. 2mo
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Blueberry
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3 ⭐
Sweet but very predictable. Reminded me of Fredrick Backman's writing. Read for a f2f bookclub. My favorite character was Marcellus, which I didn't expect.

@NataliePatalie

IuliaC You are right! It's similar to Fredrik Backman's style 2mo
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Blueberry
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1. Lay low and try to get well from a long sick.
2. No
3. A janitor in a Aquarium.

@Cupcake12. #MotivationalMonday
@NataliePatalie

peaKnit Marcellus 🩷 2mo
AnnCrystal 🎶☕💤📚🙏. (edited) 2mo
SpellboundReader Feel better. 🤗 2mo
julesG Feel better! 2mo
kspenmoll Hope you heal soon! 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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"Tova wonders sometimes if it's better that way, to have one's tragedies clustered together, to make good use of the existing rawness. Get it over with in one shot. Tova knew there was a bottom to those depths of despair. Once your soul was soaked through with grief, any more simply ran off, overflowed, the way maple syrup on Saturday-morning pancakes always cascaded onto the table whenever Erik was allowed to pour it himself."

IuliaC I've just finished this one. I loved it! 2mo
IuliaC Great quote! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @IuliaC It's cute so far. Cameron is so irritating though 😅 2mo
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IuliaC
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This was such a wonderful read!
I particularly loved how the character of the octopus Marcellus was developed; he is a great and exquisite narrator, giving more depth and meaning to the story. His lines are funny, yet he appears for the heart-wrenching reality. Overall, really heart-warming!

KLyn1 The more I hear about this book, the more compelled I am to read. 2mo
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Suet624
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It is so gray here that you can‘t tell that‘s a lovely red fox staring at me as I approached. I‘m fairly picky about audiobooks & usually don‘t like fiction on audio, but this story was great & the audio kept my attention. An elderly woman mourning the death of her son 30 years ago, a young man searching for his father, & an octopus who is delightful. An enjoyable read that kept me occupied on my hour-long drive to City Hall to work on elections.

Ruthiella Hello fox! 🦊 2mo
BarbaraBB A fox! I‘ve never seen one! I‘d run for my life 😀 2mo
jlhammar Oh wow, beautiful! 2mo
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Suet624 @BarbaraBB I was surprised how long he stood there waiting for me to get closer. I‘ve seen him before and he‘s really quite beautiful. 2mo
Tamra It‘s a lucky day when you get to see one during daylight! Long story short, one time was out very late at night in my neighborhood and came across what I thought was a large cat. I called it and called it and it just stood there staring at me. 😜 It was not a cat. I‘m sure the fox thought I was batty. 😂 (edited) 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great photos! The one with the fox looks like something out of a fiction book! 2mo
batsy I would love to meet a fox 🦊 Stunning photos! 2mo
Reggie You should make these into postcards. They‘re beautiful. 2mo
Suet624 @Tamra This fox seems to own the territory. I see it once every six months or so from afar, running across the fields. She/he is so beautiful. I wish I could have taken a better photo. I was just so surprised that it didn't bolt as I came closer. I love your story. Very glad it wasn't a skunk that you were calling to you.
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Suet624 @batsy @Reggie At one point I wondered if the fox was going to come after me. I've never had a wild animal stare at me for so long. 2mo
AnnieMcC I really enjoyed this book! Love the fox too!
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3.5 stars
A lovely story. I really liked Tova‘s story. A widow who also lost her only son at 18. I also liked Marcellus the octopus, although his narration seemed a bit corny. Cameron was my least favorite narrator. This is just a sweet book about unlikely friendships.

Deblovestoread I liked the book but love the adorable face you paired with it! 🐾 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
The.Great.Catsby Holy crap, your dog is so stinkin' cute!!!! 1mo
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Andrea4
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Wow ok, I don't know what happened to my litsy but my last post was 4m ago and after that I couldn't get the app to load properly, find the app to reinstall, nor get my password reset. Somehow by luck I remembered the password and I'm back in on browser version at least. Anyway, hello again, this book was amazing (I know, I'm late to that game). And my own “remarkably bright creature“ is growing rapidly!

Librarybelle Welcome back! Adorable photo! 2mo
Gissy Yes, growing fast❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Maggie4483
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Easy choice for my favorite read in January.

Thanks @Catsandbooks for this template! #BookBracket2024

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙 🐙 💙 2mo
Catsandbooks Hooray! 🩵 2mo
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Read4life
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Like @peanutnine I‘m completing 2 brackets this year. They‘re set up differently and I‘m very curious to see how different match ups affect the outcomes.
This one was created by @CSeydel 💙

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Read4life
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Like @peanutnine I‘m completing 2 brackets this year. They‘re set up differently and I‘m very curious to see how different match ups affect the outcomes.
This one was created by @Catsandbooks 💙

dabbe I‘m doing the same for the same reason! 🤩 2mo
Catsandbooks Awesome! 🩵 2mo
Read4life @dabbe Great minds! 🤓 2mo
Read4life @Catsandbooks Thank you for sharing this bracket! I love it! 💙 2mo
Catsandbooks @Read4life glad to hear! 🥰 2mo
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“SOWELL BAY HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1989
He flattens the photo, and even in the half dark he recognizes a teenage version of his mother, her arms around a man he‘s never seen before.”

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Read4life
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💙🐙💙 My favorite book from January. I honestly don‘t know if I would have picked this up if not for the #LitsyLoveReads buddy read. 🤓

Elizabeth2 I read this one with my IRL book club and we all loved it! Now every octopus we see is named Marcellus. ❤️ 3mo
AmyG This was the lovliest book. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so happy you joined! I LOVED this one!! 🐙 💙 3mo
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CatLass007
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1) This is a tougher question to answer than I‘d expected. I‘ve finished 21 books this month and bailed on a few others. The tagged book is one of my favorites. Other favorites include The Spectacular, The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, and maybe All the Sinners Bleed. These authors are now added to my list of favorites to buy without hesitation.
2) Dhalgren by Samuel Delany for #ClassicLSFBC.

CatLass007 Thanks for the tag @julieclair ! 3mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
julieclair I had trouble choosing a January favorite, too. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wanted to love The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, but couldn‘t get into it 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
CatLass007 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Aww. I‘m sorry. That‘s just no fun at all. 3mo
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Read4life
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Thanks for the tag, Lisa 💙

1. Tagged 💙🐙💙

2. The Secret of a Heart Note by Lee for #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

Want to play @KadaGul @CBee @Andrew65 @julieclair

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 3mo
CBee One of my fave books too 🐙 ♥️ 3mo
KadaGul @Read4life 1)99% Mine by Sally Thorne 2) 8 Perfect Hour, Vester Wilds & BeeKeeper of Aleppo (edited) 3mo
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Maggie4483
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I loved it! And I want to make friends with an octopus! 🐙

Treated myself to the fish and chips that Ethan and Cameron never got to. #CookingtheBooks #TakeoutEdition #BookAndDinner

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Read4life
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We‘re at the end of January so I‘m making sure I have my trackers up to date. I like having these graphics to add to my digital journal at the end of the year. They make for nice reflections on my interactions and reading.

I loved loved loved this one! 💙🐙💙
#LitsyLoveReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Cupcake12 I loved this book. A great idea too x 3mo
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This novel dealt with many emotional issues. What was the author trying to teach us? What was your favorite moment of the book? Were you satisfied with the way the story ended for all of the characters?

Is there anything you would like to add?!

Thank you all for participating in this buddy read! I loved it! I‘m really looking forward to our February selection Hello Beautiful 😍

Read4life I loved this book. Thank you for organizing this, Misty! 💙 3mo
Cupcake12 A great book which probably wouldn‘t have read if it wasn‘t for you guys. Can‘t wait to start the next one. Thank you for arranging x 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life me too! Thank you for participating ❤️ 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 I‘m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for joining us 🩷 3mo
AmandaBlaze This was one of my best reads last year. I enjoyed all the characters, though Cam could sometimes annoy me. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmandaBlaze I agree and yes he definitely has some growing up to do! 3mo
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Have you had any experiences with animals who demonstrated surprising levels of intelligence? Have you felt “seen” by an animal or felt a relationship deepen with an animal when you earned their trust?

#LitsyLoveReads

Read4life I‘ve had 4 dogs in my life, but Sherlock is different. Even friends and strangers comment on how “human” he is. The looks he gives and even what you see in his eyes. I often wonder which loved one or previous pet he was who has come back to support me. He has really made dealing with my disability more manageable. 3mo
Cupcake12 Belle, my spaniel, seems to pick up if I‘m feeling down as she sits by me and lays her chin on my lap. If I‘m feeling unwell she follows me round constantly as if to say ‘I‘m here‘ 🐾 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life oh I love this!! ❤️❤️ 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 that is the sweetest 🩷🫶🏻 3mo
AmandaBlaze My mom‘s Lab would always know when her heart was acting up. At first, he would just come by her side. However, if no one noticed, he would seek out family members throughout the house, making a ruckus as he went. 3mo
AmandaBlaze My mom‘s Lab would always know when her heart was acting up. At first, he would just come by her side. However, if no one noticed, he would seek out family members throughout the house, making a ruckus as he went. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmandaBlaze that is amazing! They are so smart 🐶 🐾 3mo
Maggie4483 My cat, Maya, always seems so concerned when I cry. There have been times when she‘s come running in from the other side of the house to cuddle with me when I‘m sad. I thought about her when the new octopus shows up, and Tova‘s not really interested in her. She says there will never be another Marcellus. Maya is 14 now, and I‘m coming to grips with the fact that she won‘t be here forever. There will never be another Maya. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Maggie4483 awww that is precious 😽 I feel sad thinking about Tux not being around. I told my husband they are only in our lives for a short time, but we are in their entire lives 💔 (edited) 3mo
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Tova and Cameron finally realize how they are connected. How do you imagine them in a year following this novel‘s end? And where is Aunt Jeanne?! She was hilarious 😆

#LitsyLoveReads

Read4life I really hope Tova is on her way to becoming a great grandma 🤓 Aunt Jeanne was hilarious. I know she liked where she was at but I really hope she moved closer to family. I think she and Tova would be so fun interacting with each other. I like to think that they would care for Cam‘s kid(s) and share stories and life lessons. (edited) 3mo
Cupcake12 Aunt Jean had her heart in the right place. I‘d love for Tova and Cam to become a real family. Seeing each other frequently and leaning on one another. Tova would make a great grandmother 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life I can just visualize her! A sweet grandma 😍 Aunt Jeanne‘s std medication cracked me up! 🤣🤣 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 yes, she did! ❤️ 3mo
AmandaBlaze Like the rest of you, I think Tova would be an excellent great grandmother. I would her relationship with Cam would deepen. 3mo
Maggie4483 I would have loved to see the last chapter several years down the road. I too would love to see Jeanne and Tova together. I also noticed that so many people were defending Daphne‘s choices to Cameron. I think he will eventually be convinced to find her. I would have loved to see a reunion between Daphne, Cameron, and Tova. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Maggie4483 maybe there will be a sequel, but I don‘t think any other octopus could replace Marcellus 💙🐙 3mo
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Why do you think Tova‘s Swedish horses were some of her most treasured possessions? Do you have any heirlooms that you feel this way about? How did you feel when Tova was cleaning out her attic?

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Cupcake12 Moving into such a small home would have led to Tova making some harsh decisions about what to keep. We all have connections to family heirlooms in some way. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 thank know I would have problems getting rid of stuff! I need to do a house clean out!! My kids will be frustrated with me when they have to deal something with all of my Litsy love stuff 🤣🤣 3mo
Maggie4483 I think the way she was getting rid of so much was more evidence that she was giving up. It killed me that she was throwing away pictures - I can‘t imagine! 3mo
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What does Cameron mean by this statement?

Were you surprised to learn who Cam was or did you have a hunch?

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Read4life I had a hunch and then I was certain. I would have been disappointed if it didn‘t play out that way. I was fully invested. 3mo
Cupcake12 I had no idea m! I knew he would be linked but didn‘t guess until after half way through. Our conscience sometimes allows us to make silly mistakes but we learn from them. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life I would have too!! 3mo
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AmandaBlaze Like @Read4Life, I had an idea. I didn‘t know how it would all play out. 3mo
Maggie4483 I think I figured it out around the time Cam found the class ring. I‘m not sure the author was really trying to keep it a secret. This time I think it was more about the journey. And I actually fundamentally disagree with this quote. I think it takes incredible bravery to follow your conscience and do what‘s right. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Maggie4483 that‘s when I figured it out too. I agree with you ! It does take bravery to follow your conscience! 3mo
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In caring for our elderly family members, friends, and neighbors how do you view the role of our community and family? How did Tova‘s view change?

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Cupcake12 The community plays a lesser part nowadays in the UK. War-time efforts promoted the community and it was rife during COVID too. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 same here! This is the “me, me, me” generation unfortunately! 3mo
AmandaBlaze Sadly, a lot of the elderly are shipped off to nursing homes with few visitors. 3mo
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AmandaBlaze Tova became more involved rather than a lone woman. (edited) 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmandaBlaze yes… this makes me sad! My girls better not do that! 3mo
Maggie4483 I felt like Tova was resigned to dying alone (and I don‘t think she would have lived much longer if she had ended up moving to the retirement community). She felt like she didn‘t have a family, but she was discounting Ethan and the Knit-Wits. They were her family, and they wanted to care for her, not out of obligation, but because they loved her. 3mo
Maggie4483 Cameron didn‘t feel like he had a family either, because he didn‘t have “parents.” But he did-not only Aunt Jeanne, but also Brad and Elizabeth. Ironically, I think the discovery of their biological link is exactly what led Cam and Tova to recognize the families they‘d had all along. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Maggie4483 yes! Sometimes you can‘t see what‘s right in front of you ❤️ 3mo
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Didn‘t you just love Marcellus?! If Marcellus were human what kind of person do you think he would be?

#LitsyLoveReads

💛🐙🧡

Cupcake12 A ill tempered old man 😂 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupcake12 did you read Ove? Reminds me of him! 3mo
Cupcake12 @Alwabeenaloverofbooks I loved Ove too x 3mo
AmandaBlaze An elderly gentleman. Cantankerous, yet caring. 3mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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“The Consequences.” Marcellus knows that he has 18 minutes out of the tank before he begins to suffer The Consequences. Have you experienced something similar to this in your life?

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Zuhkeeyah Oh yeah, but in the most banal sense. Playing outside (or just walking to the bus!) in Michigan during winter was sometimes a game of timing, especially when below freezing. 🥶 3mo
Read4life Kind of. After my injury & still now to a lesser extent, I knew I had limited distance and/or time until my fall risk was above 90%. It was less than 50 steps and now it‘s closer to a mile. Time and conditions are still big factors. 3mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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What was the most interesting thing that Marcellus observed about humans? About Tova? Cam? They are so intelligent!

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Read4life He saw so much. I loved the observations he made about how humans interact with each other. Fathers/sons, friends, etc. He saw to the hearts of Tova and Cam. He saw their connection, too. (edited) 3mo
Cupcake12 He could really see and read people. At the heart of the story I think they were just lonely. Although Tove had the Knit Wits, loneliness was woven throughout the chapters. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree… there was alot of loneliness 💔 I did love all of his observations. I think we would all see more if we could just slow down… 3mo
Maggie4483 I think just the fact that Marcellus knew immediately that Cameron and Tova were related. I‘ve always felt that quiet people are much better judges if character. Marcellus spent his whole life observing people, and he became an expert on human behavior and interactions. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Maggie4483 it‘s so amazing! I didn‘t realize how intelligent they are 🐙 3mo
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