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The Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules | John Irving
First published in 1985 by William Morrow, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larchsaint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.
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jlowery999
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I truly believe this should be required reading in our current political climate. I have not heard a more reasonable and informed conversation about abortion than this book. It may have been a touch long for me, but the overall story is fantastic.

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jlowery999
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"Always, in the background of his mind, there was a newborn baby crying ... And they were not crying to be born, he knew; they were crying because they were born."

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jlowery999
The Cider House Rules | John Irving

"'Those who plead for the lives of the unborn should consider the lives of the living ... you should know that the unborn are not as wretched or as in need of our assistance as the born! Please take pity on the born!'"

Leftcoastzen 👍👏👏👏🍎 2mo
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jlowery999
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"'One way the poor could help themselves would be to be in control of the size of their families.'"

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jlowery999
The Cider House Rules | John Irving

"'Hospitals aren't perfect, they're just expected to be,' Nurse Caroline said. 'And doctors aren't perfect, either; they just think they are.'"

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jlowery999
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" ... the migrants, whom he'd so eagerly anticipated, were just plain hard workers; life was just a job. He had grown up without noticing when? Was there nothing remarkable in the transition?"

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vivastory
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(Magic City Books IG)

AmyG Never more relevant. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Thanks for posting ! I keep thinking of this wonderful book .Irving could always read the tea leaves and interpret in fiction future U.S. insanity. 3mo
JenniferEgnor Truer words were never spoken. I‘ve seen the movie and enjoyed it—still have to read the book. I‘m in SC, America—and I am very afraid. Can‘t believe it‘s 2022…and this is what they are doing. 💔 3mo
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KathyWheeler This is my favorite John Irving book. He‘d probably add, “the same people who want to deny women reproductive choice are the same ones screaming, ‘my body, my choice‘ when it comes to vaccines,” if he‘d written it now. 3mo
vivastory @KathyWheeler Yeah the so-called "pro-life" party lost the right to call themselves that when their childishness/inactions/vaccine boycott/mask refusal has played a significant role in the million plus covid deaths. They are NOT pro-life. They have fetishized the fetus and they just want to control women. 3mo
vivastory @KathyWheeler Obviously I mean a million plus in this country alone 3mo
LKK526 Scariest man of the month: Clarence Thomas. Runner-up: Sam Alito. Let‘s throw in Ginny Thomas while we‘re at it as we begin to slide down that slippery slope toward no contraception and negating gay marriage 3mo
Branwen EXACTLY THIS! ☝️ 3mo
Centique That is a fantastic quote. We‘re all watching in horror here and sending aroha. We‘re also seeing a rise of fundamentalism and religiosity here which I never imagined happening. It does seem to have ridden in on the back of the anti vax movement. I‘m looking forward to some sociologists/researchers figuring out just how that happened 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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jlowery999
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"He was an obstetrician; he delivered babies into the world. His colleagues called this 'the Lord's work.' And he was an abortionist; he delivered mothers, too. His colleagues called this 'the Devil's work,' but it was all the Lord's work to Wilbur Larch."

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jlowery999
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"There was the human body, which was so clearly designed to want babies - and then there was the human mind, which was so confused about the matter. Sometimes the mind didn't want the babies, but sometimes the mind was so perverse that it made other people have babies they knew they didn't want."

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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My #bookspin list for May. Very excited to see what this month‘s picks will be!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 5mo
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aperfectmjk
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Well, if you came here because of the movie, I'm sorry. The book is certainly different isn't it? Not bad, just different. Perhaps a bit long-winded. I can see why they left out quite a bit.

#bookspinbingo #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #19822022 (1985) @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Good choice! This is on my to read list! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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...falling asleep, he would follow the ghostly mothers who left St. Cloud's in the cover of darkness, and boarded the horse-drawn coach car, or, later, the bus which replaced the coach, and gave Homer Wells his first sensation of the passage of time, of progress. Soon after the bus replaced the coach, all bus service in St. Cloud's was discontinued. Thereafter the mothers walked; this gave Homer further understanding of progress.

Singout Loved this one! 11mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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Her method was rigorous and messy. She presented great clumps of uncapitalized, misspelled, and unpunctuated words, and demanded that the clumps be put into proper sentences, meticulously punctuated and correctly spelled. She then corrected the corrections; the final document- she employed a system of different colored inks -resembled a much-revised treaty between two semiliterate countries at war.

Leftcoastzen 💕 12mo
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bio_chem06
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#Book2MovieRecs #charlizetheron 5. I can‘t get behind the boys club Hollywood that Tobey Maguire was part of in the 90s, but I do love Charlize. @Klou

Klou Brilliant! 1y
bio_chem06 @klou I have these hashtags all backwards 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣 1y
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Natalie Portman

Cold Mountain, in which Portman plays Sara, reminds me a bit of The Cider House Rules. The character struggles though different in many ways between the two books were so real and thoughtful.

Klou Great choices!! 1y
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DrLReads
The Cider House Rules | John Irving
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A re-read however, just as compelling and moving the second time around.

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MilicaS
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7/53

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All recommendations, great book.

Leftcoastzen Glad you like it! It‘s great to see your edition! 2y
MilicaS @Leftcoastzen Thank you veeeery much☺☺🥰 2y
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ At St. Cloud‘s, they perform both the “lord‘s work” and the “devil‘s work. A Bildungsroman of epic proportions emerges. Homer Wells, the ever-returning orphan, studies under Dr. Larch. They treat women with unwanted pregnancies in a tender, professional manner. This was written a few years after Roe v Wade, but is set in pre- and post-WWII America when/where women had certain expectations. Dark, bold, thought-provoking. A clash of morals.

Amiable One of my all-time favorites! 🥰 2y
britt_brooke @Amiable I can see why! 💚 2y
Suet624 I am wracking my brains trying to remember the name of the book I just read about a woman who had been orphaned and, as an adult, kept imagining that she had lived at St. Cloud's. Anyway.... I loved this book. The movie is great too. 2y
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britt_brooke @Suet624 I haven‘t seen the movie yet, but plan to watch it soon. I love when books reference other books, if it comes to you, let me know! 🙂 2y
Suet624 Oh, you MUST find the movie. It's wonderful. And knowing me I'll remember the book but forget who I wanted to give the name of the book to. 😄 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve wanted to read this FOREVER!!! #PageCountPhobia 🙄 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yeah, chunksters intimidate me, too. 🙈 Usually I end up loving them, it seems, but cracking them open is the hardest part! 2y
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I read and LOVED Owen Meany - my first Irving - last year and vowed to read more of his work in 2021. Bold and fascinating story so far ...

CBee This one is excellent! Nothing beats Owen though! I loved The World According to Garp as well ♥️ 2y
Ruthiella This one and Owen Meany are my favorites. 😀 2y
britt_brooke @CBee Planning to read Garp soon! Owen earned a spot among my all-time favorites. Such a clever, touching story. 💚 (edited) 2y
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britt_brooke @Ruthiella Owen Meany earned a spot in my all-time favorites! Enjoying this so far, too. 💚💚 2y
CuriousG Garp was a tough one for me the first 100 pages, but glad I kept reading because I ended up really liking it 2y
britt_brooke @CuriousG That‘s good to know - thanks! 2y
CBee @britt_brooke I haven‘t read it in years and keep meaning to reread it! But it‘s stuck with me all this time ♥️ 2y
BarbaraBB I loved both Owen and this one. Oh and Garp! My three favorite Irvings. 2y
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Amiable
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1. Connecticut, United States
2. “The Cider House Rules” and “A Prayer for Owen Meany” (I ❤️ John Irving.)
3. Louise Penny‘s Three Pines mysteries
4. “Field of Dreams” —and it‘s based on a book!
5. All things HGTV
6. Billy Joel
7. Green
8. Narrative nonfiction
9. I do marketing communications for a health system with five hospitals
10. A black cat named Cleopatra (Cleo)

#MeetTheLittens

Bits Your username is awesome! 2y
Amiable @Bits Thanks! It‘s an old nickname my friends used to call me because there were too many Amys in our high school class. 😀 2y
Areader2 I love reading these, I didn‘t fill one out but I am also from Ct and A prayer for Owen Meany is also a favorite, as are so many of John Irving‘s books! 😃 2y
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Amiable @Areader2 Always a thrill to meet fellow Irving fans! Where in Connecticut are you from? I grew up in North Haven but now live in East Lyme. 2y
Areader2 @Amiable oh I love that area, love Book Barn in Niantic ,I am north in Enfield 2y
Amiable @Areader2 The Book Barn is a national treasure! Or at least it should be. 🙂 2y
TiminCalifornia All things HGTV! I could have gone with that! 2y
Amiable @TiminCalifornia It‘s been my comfort TV all year —I‘ve been trying to avoid the news! 😬 2y
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Jerdencon
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Thanks for the tag @veritysalter
Since I‘m doing winter games this year I actually have a fun of books picked out which never happens!
Dinner is kielbasa, with pasta and broccoli in a cream sauce
My Cousin Vinny always cracks me up!
#thoughtfulthursday
@Coleen_Nieto @Bookwormjillk @robinb if you havent played yet

OutAndAbout I loved My Cousin Vinny. My husband is always saying “yutes” whenever we talk about the younger generation. 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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#wordsofoctober #apple I use this book a bunch in posts , it‘s an all time favorite.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 🍎📚 2y
OriginalCyn620 You‘re the first to use it today, which surprises me! I thought it‘d be a popular choice. 2y
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RamsFan1963
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Onceuponatime That‘s a great total! 2y
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TheSpineView
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

🍁🍂 Cooler weather and the fall colors.
📚 Tagged
📚 The Name of All Things and The Space Between Worlds

I'm late, have you played? @klou @ozma.of.oz @4thhouseontheleft @Texreader

ozma.of.oz Thanks for the tag! That artwork looks gorgeous! 2y
TheSpineView @ozma.of.oz IKR! Puts you in the mood for fall! 2y
ozma.of.oz I‘m always in the mood for fall! 😂😂 2y
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TheSpineView @ozma.of.oz 👍 2y
Eggs Thanks so much for playing 🍁🧡🍁 2y
Klou Thank you for tagging me! I just posted mine before seeing this. 2y
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Revenge4bess
Cider House Rules | John Irving
Mehso-so

I think this might be one of the few times that I‘ve enjoyed the movie more

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Leftcoastzen
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#BoundTogetherJune #FruitOnTheCover A favorite and yes , that is a book on cassettes . 😀

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🍎 2y
Hooked_on_books Books on tape! It took my mom the longest time to start calling them audiobooks instead of BOT. 2y
Leftcoastzen @Hooked_on_books Yep ! 👏Good old books on tape!😂 2y
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SaniyyahK
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I LOVED this book! So happy I took a chance on this new author (to me) and glad I did. The book was hilarious, I never knew an author to write out a scene where everyone took the meaning a different way. I laughed out loud on several occasions. Definitely recommend!

LitHappens I would also highly recommend A Prayer for Owen Meany and Hotel New Hampshire. Irving‘s such an amazing writer!! 2y
BarbaraBB My favorite Irving! I loved Owen and Garp too. 2y
SaniyyahK @LitHappens thank you for the recommendations! Does Owen Meany have anything to do with Meany Hide from Cider House?! 2y
LitHappens @SaniyyahK it‘s been a while since I‘ve read them, so not that I remember. But the characters are just as weird and endearing. 2y
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SaniyyahK
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I love reading books that are completely new to me! I‘ve never heard of the movie or book and was gifted this by a secret santa. It is such a page turner! I can‘t stop thinking about the story and the characters. I‘m only on page 60/600 and am already so into the plot! 🥰

BookwormM Great book 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Oh man, this book has started a lot of conversations. I've been subbing for English teachers quite a bit over the last couple weeks, and they have some pretty polarizing opinions about Irving and his writing.

I loved it. I think this books needs to be looked at as a whole. There's Larch who is referred to as a saint but is highly immoral and he basically pulls the strings for Homer's entire life. It's so messed up, but its executed so well.

Cortg I have a copy of this on my kindle and a physical copy on my bookshelf. I really need to pick it up and read it! 3y
Chab256 I haven't read this one, but A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my all-time favorite books! 3y
Leftcoastzen I love it . 3y
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sprainedbrain Love this book. 3y
Tamra I remember really liking it. 3y
BookwormM Fantastic book 3y
Blaire Interesting that there‘s a split in opinion. I loved this one...as well as many others, especially Owen meany. 3y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Okay, I remember why I thought Irving could be a bit hard to get through.

I've spent about 80 pages reading in-depth descriptions of medical procedures for gonorrhea, abortion, and births. I'm a squeamish person....like so bad that I won't read the grizzly Stephen Kings anymore (Misery rings a bell 🤢).

I also know Irving makes the trudge through details worth it, so I'm going to stick with it and maybe get a ginger ale.

Reviewsbylola Hmmmm I‘m intrigued by all the medical stuff. The gorier the better for me. 🤣 3y
Emilymdxn Im with you on finding bloody or icky stuff difficult, I struggle so much with violence but sometimes make myself power through 3y
sprainedbrain Oh I loved that book. Hope it gets better for you! 3y
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Rachel.Rencher @sprainedbrain I love the story, which is why I'm powering through...just couldn't take anymore pus for a bit 😂🤢 3y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve read that—loved it! 3y
QuietlyLaura Oh, wow! I wouldn‘t make it. I have to pay close attention to my mental health. 3y
BarbaraBB I loved this one but it was years ago that I read it. 3y
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Rachel.Rencher
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2nd book of 2020 is The Cider House Rules!

I absolutely fell in love with Irving's writing when I read Owen Meany, which is funny because I'd previously bailed on Garp. I have high hopes for this one. 🤞

Freespirit I loved Owen Meany also❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Cortg I have both Cidar House and Owen sitting on my bookshelf in my bedroom. I loved Hotel New Hampshire, so quirky! I need to get to the ones on my shelf! 3y
Amiable I love this book so much. 🥰❤️ 3y
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AshleyHoss820 I freaking LOVED this book!! Enjoy!! 3y
JenReadsAlot I loved Owen Meany! 3y
Reviewsbylola Garp May have been the one I bailed on this past year too. Either that or this one. 😬 3y
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Lauren.Archer
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Pickpick

I am not sure why it took me so long to read this. This was amazing, so much better than the movie.

Leftcoastzen 👏❤️ 3y
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Susanita
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Cider is a #favoritefalltreat whether it‘s fermented or unfermented. Maybe I‘ll check out one of these places on a road trip this season. Meanwhile, the tagged book is a thought provoking story for this “first Monday in October,” and that‘s all Imma say about that.
#fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍁 🍎 🍂 3y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🧡🍁🍂🍎 3y
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚💔 3y
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sprainedbrain
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I have finished my selections for Spring for #Booked2019. 😃

I enjoyed all of these books. Three of them (the Kingsolver, the Irving, and the Erdrich) were 5-star reads, but I think the tagged book was my favorite.

Cinfhen You had some great titles!!! I want to read a bunch of your picks!!!! Including the tagged one 3y
BarbaraBB Great choices! 3y
Macnjen Loved “Queen” 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fantastic reading season! 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚♥️♥️ 3y
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sprainedbrain
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I loved this book from start to finish.

I adore all of these characters, especially Homer and Dr. Larch. I love the story, the message, the writing style; I laughed, smiled, cried, and did not want this book to end.

It also felt very timely, at this scary point in US politics, to be reading about a good doctor delivering babies and delivering mothers. 💔

‘Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.‘ 💕

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#1001books

sprainedbrain This was also my #booked2019 pick for ‘food or beverage on the cover.‘ 😃 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen 3y
Suet624 Oh, you‘re so right. A great book to read now. 3y
BarbaraBB A very relevant read today indeed, as @Suet624 says! And I loved it too! 3y
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FeministBookClub I remember seeing this movie when it came out. May have to revisit it in our current sociopolitical climate. 3y
Cinfhen This is on my TBR!!! I‘ve been meaning to read more Irving since I read and loved 3y
Leftcoastzen I‘m so glad you like it! It‘s one of my all time favorites. 3y
Freespirit I loved A Prayer for Owen Meany. I should read this. Thank you 3y
BookwormM I loved this one 3y
sprainedbrain @Cinfhen I LOVE Owen Meany so much. I‘m not sure which of these books I loved more. 😍 3y
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Leftcoastzen 👏👍 3y
JoScho @Leftcoastzen 🖤😊 3y
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Chelsea.Poole
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Simply amazing. This has easily become one of my favorite books EVER. I'm going to have to read more of Irving's novels. I loved it. Even though the #audiobook was recorded on tape (!) it was still really well done. Love love love. Homer Wells ♥️
I'm rambling, but I urge you, if you haven't yet, read it! #highlyrecommended #favorite 🌳🍎

Lcsmcat I haven‘t read this one yet, but I LOVED 4y
Kaye Been on my list for years. One of these days. 4y
Swe_Eva I used to binge on John Irving when I was younger, but it‘s been many years since I read any of his books. Need to fix that. My fave has always been 4y
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BarbaraBB I loved this one too. May be my favorite! 4y
EmilyM I think this is my favorite Irving book! 4y
Zelma This was was such a surprising one for me when I read it. So good and detailed and spanning such a long time. 4y
Chelsea.Poole @Lcsmcat I want to read that one!! I wish it was on Libby. 4y
Chelsea.Poole @kaye it was on mine for years too, and finally I decided I would place a hold on the audio through the digital library. When it came in for me, it was my time to finally read it and I am so glad I did! 4y
Chelsea.Poole @Swe_Eva I have been trying to decide what my next one will be! It's between Garp and Owen Meany! 4y
Chelsea.Poole @BarbaraBB @EmilyM @Zelma I agree with you all; this book is amazing. Glad you all enjoyed it as well. 4y
Swe_Eva @Chelsea.Poole I probably stopped reading him around 1987 or so, so I‘ve not read that one. I loved all of his early books, though. I really need to check if I still do. 😂 4y
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Chelsea.Poole
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#bookandbreakfast is my #audiobook from several months ago that I didn't get finished in time 🙈 I now have it back from the library wait list on #libby and I'm determined to get it done this time around. It's so good! Breakfast was a Mexican hash. #readandeat

jdiehr Great book 4y
EmilyM One of my favorite John Irving books! 4y
Chelsea.Poole @jdiehr @EmilyM I am so in love with it! I want to do nothing but read, but life keeps getting in the way. 4y
BooknerdsLife That looks yummm 4y
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Leftcoastzen
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CrowCAH Yes, I do! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No I don‘t!!! 🤣 4y
Leftcoastzen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Well , there you go, photographic evidence.😂 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Leftcoastzen bahaha!! 😂😂😂 4y
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GypsyKat
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I had to buy today‘s #AudibleDailyDeal it‘s been on my TBR list for years! ❤️

violabrain I love this book!! 4y
GypsyKat @violabrain I‘ve been meaning to read it forever! 4y
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Chelsea.Poole
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This was #bookandbreakfast yesterday. 🍓
Today my #libraryhold was automatically returned because I didn't prioritize my #libby checkouts. Shoot. I'm going to place myself back on hold for it and start at the 54% mark when it comes back around for me. I may read the physical book while waiting for the #audiobook 🔊
#eatandread

MelissaSue81 I need to read this. My mom has always raved about it. (edited) 4y
Cortg I feel your pain. I didn‘t finish my last audiobook in time. Fortunately I had the hard copy checked out as well and I actually only had 4 pages to read before finishing 😂 4y
BookwormM Love Cider House great book 4y
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Chelsea.Poole
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A very dear friend loved this book. I have been meaning to read it for years, but sadly will not have the opportunity to share my thoughts with my friend.
So far, I'm a quarter of the way through and I'm getting some The Hearts Invisible Furies vibes. Also, for an older #audiobook it is nice. 🔊🍎

Wife The movie is good too!🌹 4y
Ruthiella Yes. I‘ve read a lot of Irving and when I read The Heart‘s Invisible Furies I thought for sure Boyle was influenced by John Irving‘s books.😀 4y
BookwormM Beautiful book 4y
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Amiable @Ruthiella "The Heart's Invisible Furies" is actually dedicated to John Irving! Boyne was definitely influenced by him. ? 4y
Blaire @Amiable what a fun fact! I didn‘t notice that dedication. 4y
Chelsea.Poole @Ruthiella this is my first Irving, so it took my by surprise! Really enjoying it though! 4y
Chelsea.Poole @Wife I haven't seen the movie but I'll have to watch it after I finish. 4y
Chelsea.Poole @BookwormM it is!! ♥️ 4y
Chelsea.Poole @Amiable @BlairBear I had no idea of the connection! I just immediately thought of Furies when I started this one! 4y
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llwheeler
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I'm about 40% into The Cider House Rules and just passed the part where pretty much every character bails on Little Dorritt 😂

Made me think of my copy which I'm pretty sure I have because both my parents bailed on it too... it's still tbr of course. Is it too masochistic of me to say I kinda want to read it more now? 😂 won't be til the new year though, still trying to finish up 2018 challenges. That cover sure looks cheery though eh?

Lcsmcat I loved Little Dorrit! Don‘t let them ruin it for you. 4y
llwheeler @Lcsmcat Yay, good to know! I've liked every Dickens I've read so far (Great Expectations, Christmas Carol, and Tale of Two Cities) so I assume I'll like it... or at least not bail! Lol 4y
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llwheeler
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Just found out about #tometopple readathon happening now til Nov 29. It seems to be mostly on twitter (and IG? I don't have it, so not sure) and is a readathon for 500+ pg books.
So I looked up the page counts for my remaining 12 challenge books for the year... 3 are 500+ ... meep! Guess I'll be reading these next 😅
(This post also an excuse to experiment with photo editing on my new phone... still have a ways to go on the learning curve lol)

Nebklvr I read the Kalevala but broke it up with other books. 4y
llwheeler @Nebklvr I was doing that, I'm about 100 pages in. I figure it still counts cause I have over 500 pages remaining. But I also think I need to focus on it a bit more cause I haven't picked it up in months now... i'll still break it up with audiobooks prob 4y
Amiable This is one of my all-time favorite books. I'm a huge John Irving fan. 😍 4y
llwheeler @Amiable i've never read any John Irving yet, i'm looking forward to this one! 4y
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madamereadsalot1
Cider House Rules | John Irving
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Leftcoastzen
The Cider House Rules | John Irving
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#apple #litsyclassics I love this book and consider it a contemporary classic. 🍎🍏🍎

Amiable One of my all-time favorites, along with "A Prayer for Owen Meany"! ?? 4y
Leftcoastzen @Amiable I haven‘t read Owen Meany,it‘s on mountain TBR.Which is kinda funny because I have read most of his books. 4y
BookwormM Love it 😍 4y
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AshleyHoss820
Cider House Rules | John Irving
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And the #TBRBowlOfDestiny is 3 for 3!! This book was glorious! I want to turn around and re-read it! These characters are so real and yet larger-than-life. I truly lost myself in Irving‘s descriptions. I will recommend this often, I just know it. 147/1,001 #1001Books

BookwormM I love this one and have just read Owen Meany which is equally amazing 4y
Samplergal I adore this book. I have read it so many times. Watch the movie. It‘s good. 4y
AshleyHoss820 @BookwormM That one is on my list too! 4y
AshleyHoss820 @Samplergal I watched the movie when it came out and I had NO clue it was a book! Such a great film! I can tell I‘ll be re-reading this book!! 😄😄 4y
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