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A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany | John Irving
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voicenot because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mothers death, but because he was the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boysbest friendsare playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boys mother. The boy who hits the ball doesnt believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is Gods instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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AmyG
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I don‘t usually reread a book. But the few I have…tagged book, The Stand, The Secret History, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Tagging all who want to play.
#LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 3w
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perfectsinner
Prayer for Owen Meany | John Irving
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Mehso-so

Everyone seems to rave but it was really just ok to me. Much too long, too much religion and too much political stuff. This really wasn't a highly rated one for me.

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rwmg
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#LetterP was the hardest so far in the #alphabetgame because there are so many excellent candidates. In the end, I chose the tagged book because Mary Renault and Jane Austen have already had their moment in the spotlight.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚 1mo
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perfectsinner
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Pg 423/645... about 65% thru
Things are starting to fall into place... 🤔
I will say I do dislike how long the chapters are.

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perfectsinner
Prayer for Owen Meany | John Irving
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Hope this is good, I've seen a lot about it. Most people in my groups have had good things to say, but some said it's tedious 🤔

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Leftcoastzen
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#outlier For many, this book is their favorite Irving , honestly, I put it off.So much church ,SO MANY CAPITAL LETTERS! Owen , the voice, is a great character & so much of life ,loss, & friendship are in these pages .I did love it.Irving never is afraid to show death can come in an unexpected moment, things like the Vietnam war & the political climate can change your life plan & world view. That faith can be inspired from a person & not a church🔽

Leftcoastzen I first read Irving when I was losing faith in reading.He brought me back ! But I still like Garp, Hotel New Hampshire,& Cider House better. 3mo
Ruthiella This is my favorite (so far) along side Cider House Rules. 3mo
BarbaraBB I‘m with @Ruthiella although I have to add Garp! 3mo
DivineDiana One of my favorite books of all times! 3mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Reading this , published in 1989.Sometimes the life lessons are in fiction.Americans so often get the Democracy they deserve due to lack of interest .

Maria514626 So true. 💔😩 3mo
Pip2 Love that book and this most definitely applies today. 3mo
AvidReader25 It‘s been years I‘ve I read this, but it‘s so relevant. 💙 3mo
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Susanita
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How could I resist the beautiful kitty?? 😻😻

1. Tagged
2. Littens!
3. May book club selections

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🌺 5mo
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Donna1980
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The 10th book towards my target of 50. Every time I read this book, I take away something new, whilst many reviews focus on the religious element of the narrative, this book is so much more to me. Friendship, love and loss are the prevailing factors I feel. This quote sums it up perfectly ‘When someone you love dies, and you're not expecting it, you don't lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time.‘ Such a beautiful book.

kspenmoll Wonderful wonderful book! 6mo
ItsAnotherJen Oooh, I need to move this up on my tbr list! 6mo
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Donna1980
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This year I have challenged myself to read 50 books, most of which will be first time reads but this book has to be added to the list. Words can‘t really express how much I adore this book. Picking it up is like a conversation with an old friend. If you haven‘t read it, I highly recommend you do so and soon.

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Amiable
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Thanks for the tag, @TheRiehlDeal
It‘s all about what the other person likes/wants to read. If asked to recommend, I respond with questions: fiction or nonfiction? Shorter or chunkier? Are you Ok with sadness or do you need a happy ending? But if the person is open to it, I‘ll recommend:
📚 My Own Country: A Doctor‘s Story
📚 The Worst Hard Time
📚 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
📚 The Phantom Tollbooth
📚 John Irving, particularly the tagged ❤️❤️

DrexEdit 💜💜💜 Owen Meany 9mo
Amiable @DrexEdit Right?? ❤️❤️❤️ I feel like I can spot a new friend by hearing their thoughts on John Irving and “Owen Meany.” (edited) 9mo
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DrexEdit @Amiable I would have to agree! 👍😊 9mo
tokorowilliamwallace I've been meaning to read John Irving for a decade. I even found a copy in 2020 at a little free street library I had sitting my trunk all that time! One day! 9mo
kspenmoll Owen Meany is one of my best books ever- just laughed out loud!!! 8mo
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AmyG
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1. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
2. I don‘t think I have a favorite.
3. I always recommend the tagged book...one of my most favorites.

Come play along!
@MoonWitch94 #ThoughtfulThursday

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve GOT to read meany!!! 10mo
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Readswithcoffee
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Pickpick

I had no preconceived notions about this book before I read it. It is one that will stick with me for a long time. From the opening sentence, I was hooked. There are humorous moments and tragic moments. It took me quite some time to finish it, but it was well worth it.

“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice…”

kspenmoll Adored this book!!! 11mo
DrexEdit This is one of my top all-time favorites. 👍💜 11mo
Ruthiella This is my favorite Irving along with 11mo
BookwormM Loved this book 11mo
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MelHopton
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Pickpick

*Old Review*
OWEN HAS AN UNUSUAL VOICE. This is a book that looks at religion and the Vietnam War, and the unique relationship between Owen and John. Owen kills John's mum with a baseball and he feels he is God's instrument. The boys grow up together, Owen has a dream of his own death and realises it at the end when he saves some children from a bomb. Lovely characters and story.

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PurpleTulipGirl
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#weeklyforecast this week has some exciting changes. Finished the tagged for book group, and quite enjoyed it (despite it being a bit verbose), and (AGAIN) a narrator I didn‘t particularly like.

Vanishing Half was delivered 3 weeks earlier than expected, and is so good it‘s prevented other progress, which meant playing catch-up on the #NarniaReadalong (AGAIN) this morning.

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PurpleTulipGirl
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Morning knitting, reading, and hot chocolate.

#knittersoflitsy

Come-read-with-me I love your mug! I knit and am a lover of sheep, so I‘m all about your post! 2y
PurpleTulipGirl @Come-read-with-me It‘s one of my favorite mugs. I think I got it from KnitPicks. 2y
Come-read-with-me I‘ll check that out. I have a great one at work but haven‘t seen it since we moved off campus because of COVID19. I miss my sheep mug 😢 2y
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PurpleTulipGirl
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The first paragraph of this book is one of the finest ever written.

Also, Cara Cara oranges are a delight.

BarbaraBB I‘ll never forget it! 2y
wen4blu I remember reading this one and thinking, why all the hype? I read it in a rush and have always wondered if I should go back and try it again. 2y
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Texreader
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Ebook on sale today. This is one I‘ve been wanting for awhile but its length is too much for me in an ebook. But thought I‘d post in case anyone else would like it

Sapphire Worth every minute spent on it. One of my all time favorites 2y
GingerAntics I‘ve heard such good things about this book, and it is on my wish list... BUT I have been so turned off of the whole “instrument of god” madness in the last 4 years (and longer than that really), I‘m going to pass on this. Maybe in a few years, if this the hyper-pseudo-religiosity of people goes way down (or fingers crossed, away), I‘ll return to this book. 2y
Texreader @Sapphire Good to hear! 2y
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Nicmedia
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This book kept popping up in conversations or random postings. So decided to put it on my list to read for 2021 and I‘m engrossed before first 100 pages. And I have no idea where this story is going!

CuriousG One of my favourites - I've read it a bunch of times 2y
Nicmedia It‘s so good! 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser On my TBR also ;) Enjoy! 2y
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rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🌹🥳 2y
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kspenmoll
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1) my mother gave me her original 1955 Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg,who she greatly admired. I treasure it, torn cover and all.
2 A Prayer for Owen Meany- a bookclub pick- thought I would hate it & never would have read it otherwise. But I laughed & cried...
3) Untamed. She seemed way too narcissistic for me. Never finished it.
Tagging any Litten who wants to participate.
Thanks for the tag @Kdgordon88 !
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great responses! Gift from the Sea 🌊 how I treasure this book! 2y
kspenmoll @Eggs I reread it every year.❤️ 2y
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britt_brooke
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My top 15 reads of the year! A Prayer for Owen Meany wins top spot, and has become an all-time favorite. Looking forward to reading more Irving. Wish I hadn‘t waited so long.

Did any of your favorites make my list?!

#bestof2020

AmyG Owen Meany is one of my most favorite books ever. I also liked The Nickel Boys and Hidden Valley Rd. (edited) 2y
Amiable Owen Meany is my all-time favorite book! I also was wowed by “The Only Plane in the Sky“ this year. Phenomenal read. 2y
kyraleseberg The Lisa Donovan memoir was a favorite for me too! 2y
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Singout So you want to talk about race and the nickel boys are both on my TBR list. Some of the others look intriguing! 2y
lynneamch Love Owen Meany. I think it's time for a reread. Hard to find the words to describe The Overstory. So much to unpack. He's given me a new understanding of our interconnectedness with nature. There are inreviews with him available online. He's incredible. 2y
Thousand-Lives Owen Meany is my absolute favorite book! 2y
Megabooks I keep meaning to read Frankisstein. Thanks for the reminder. 2y
EmilieGR So many of my favorites on this list! 2y
BarbaraBB I loved Owen too (years ago) and if he was your first Irving I‘d recommend to continue with Garp or The Cider House Rules! 2y
BarbaraBB And Interior Chinatown made it to my best of list as well 🤍 2y
britt_brooke @AmyG I still think about Owen Meany almost daily. Just brilliant. 💚 2y
britt_brooke @Amiable Owen Meany gives me chills. So good. The Only Plane in the Sky was amazing. Have you read Fall & Rise: The Story of 9/11? It‘s similar, but brilliant as well. 2y
britt_brooke @kyraleseberg So glad to hear it! I picked it up because she‘s a local (Nashville) author, but it surprised me in such a good way. So well done! 2y
britt_brooke @Singout Both excellent!! 2y
britt_brooke @lynneamch The Overstory was my second favorite. 💚 I read it last January and it blew me away. I didn‘t think any read could top it until Owen Meany, but they are so different. Two of my longest reads of the year. Both amazing. I need to stop being intimidated by chunksters! 2y
britt_brooke @Thousand-Lives I can 100% see why! 💚 I think it about it almost daily. Just brilliant. 2y
britt_brooke @Megabooks I really think you‘ll like it! 2y
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Definitely planning to read Garp and Cider House this year! I read Interior Chinatown after Liberty mentioned it on All the Books earlier in the year and it blew my mind. It was just so clever and brilliant. 2y
Amiable @britt_brooke Yes, I read “Fall & Rise.” Another phenomenal read. 2y
britt_brooke @Amiable Absolutely. 2y
britt_brooke I knew I missed the hashtag 🤦🏼‍♀️ .... it‘s not #20best2020 but just 15. I‘m still tagging you, Cindy! 😂 @Cinfhen (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag!!! I LOVE seeing these lists and yours is really interesting!!!!! I need to check out a few titles im not familiar with. I LOVED Owen too!!!! And Hidden Valley & Only Plane both made my list too!! Hidden Valley was in my Top 5 🥰I‘m most curious about 2y
Cinfhen I know this sounds crazzzy but can u start tagging me on all of your book reviews🙏🏼🙌🏻I feel like im missing really good recommendations because I hardly ever catch your posts when I‘m scrolling xxx if u remember that would be AWESOME!! I love that @Megabooks does that for me 😘😘 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! It‘s a good mix. 💚 I think you‘ll like Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger. I picked it up because Donovan is a local author, and it surprised me in a such an emotional way. Raven is outstanding! 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😂 Sure! I can tag you. I appreciate the compliment. 💚🤗 2y
vivastory You had such a great year! I will def have to grab the SH5 graphic novel now that I see it made your best of list. Also, Carrie was my first King & it's been love ever since 😂 2y
britt_brooke @vivastory I have no doubt you‘ll love the SH5 graphic novel. I read it while rereading the novel and North nailed it! 2y
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JackOBotts
Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Completed my December #DoubleSpin - there were many moments in which John‘s commentary is suited for today. I‘m glad I finished this novel, but not one I‘ll hang on to for future re-reads...

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!!! 2y
JackOBotts @TheAromaofBooks - so true! 😂 And I have your phenomenal book spin fun to thank! Another one bites the dust... (edited) 2y
Karkar I could not make it through this one. Something about Owen just drove me crazy. But it is my brother‘s favorite from this author. 2y
JackOBotts @Karkar - I feel ya... this was a tough read for me (& I know a lot of people love this novel). I was wondering if the ending would change the way I felt while reading...no such luck. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Glad to help knock those ones off that have been gathering some dust!! 😂 2y
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MelKelsey
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Book 158 An extremely well-written, character-driven, setting-rich novel. Told ex post facto, through the perspective of his best friend, John Wheelwright, it's a very appropriate read for Christmas-time. About a quarter of the book is political--about the Reagan administration and the Vietnam War-- and requires serious slogging through. It was not an easy read and would benefit from revision, in my opinion, but I highly recommend.

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wanderinglynn
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#fridayfeelings

Thanks for the tag @sprainedbrain 🥰

Several books have made me cry, but the two that came to mind first are the tagged and Marley & Me.

Have you played? @Chrissyreadit @TheSpineView

Cuilin Great books 📚😢 Thanks for playing. 2y
Chrissyreadit I played this morning! 😭😭😭 2y
TheSpineView Yes, I have played. But still appreciate you thinking of me!🥰 2y
sprainedbrain Omg Owen! 😭 2y
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Chab256
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A Prayer For Owen Meany
Of Mice and Men
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Anxious People

#FridayFeelings
@Cuilin

Cuilin Oh I cried reading Tell the Wolves I‘m home, too. Thanks for playing. 2y
Suet624 I was just talking about Wolves with my daughter and sent my treasured copy to her. Such a good book. 2y
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britt_brooke
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It‘s impossible to articulate how much I loved this. Owen Meany - tiny, awkward, and shrill - completely imprints on your being. He‘s annoyingly brilliant, unintentionally funny, and just so goddamned endearing and wise. This coming of age, told through the eyes of Meany‘s best friend John, is intricate and absurd. It‘s a story of friendship mostly, but also of conviction and fate. Holy freaking book hangover. A favorite, for sure!

TrishB An awesome read ❤️ 2y
MicheleinPhilly One of my all time favorites! 2y
LeahBergen It‘s WONDERFUL. 💙 2y
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britt_brooke @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen I can‘t stop thinking about it! 💚 2y
sarahbarnes Agreed - one of my all-time favorites. ❤️ 2y
Suet624 I‘m so glad you read it and loved it. I think I‘m due for a reread. So good. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders It's in my all time favourites!! I love it so much. 2y
britt_brooke @sarahbarnes @Suet624 @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Definitely earned a spot among my all-time favorites! 💚 2y
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a.bookish.byrd
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Mehso-so

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britt_brooke
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Timely! 😣 This quote refers to the Reagan administration, but could easily be from 2020.

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britt_brooke
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🎧🚶🏼‍♀️ Last soccer practice of the season for my 8 year old! I‘m getting a walk in on the greenway. It‘s a beautiful evening! 🌙

#audiowalk

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Cortg
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My October reads! Most of them were audiobooks but I‘m thrilled to have removed Owen Meany from my dust collecting bookshelf! #TBRCrew @jessinikkip @jb73 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @AnansiGirl @ElizaMarie @Catherine_Willoughby @MissAimz_55 @Squidgwet @Bookworm54 @katy4peas

ElizaMarie How was Little Fires? Do you see the show? 2y
Cortg I did not see the show and I wasn‘t a fan of the book, but I‘m in the minority with my opinion. @ElizaMarie (edited) 2y
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Cortg
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Pickpick

After being on my TBR for several years this one took me a solid month to read, but it‘s a chunkster and I think I slowed down at the end because I didn‘t want to know the ending 😢 I‘m definitely a character driven reader and this book may be the most character driven book I‘ve read. So much hype and I was NOT disappointed!

violabrain I absolutely love this book! I was just thinking the other day that maybe it‘s time for a re-read… 2y
Ruthiella Love this book too! So glad when the book lives up to its hype for a reader. 😍 2y
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Cortg
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This quote hit me hard! 😂

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wanderinglynn
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#wondrouswednesday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

Tagged
I don‘t really do decorations, so instead, an image from one of my fave Halloween movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton.

Prairiegirl_reading I‘m not into decorations either 😄 2y
TheSpineView You're welcome! 🧡🎃 2y
Eggs Thanks for playing 🍁🎃📚👏🏻 Is this movie based on a Gaiman book? (edited) 2y
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wanderinglynn @Prairiegirl_reading I actually have some Halloween-esque decor, but it‘s integrated in to my normal aesthetic & I keep it up year round. 😂 2y
wanderinglynn @Eggs no, it‘s a Tim Burton movie. And it‘s awesome! I got to see it on the big screen again in 2018 for its 25th anniversary. 2y
TheRiehlDeal @Eggs You're thinking of Coraline. 2y
Eggs Yes I am, thanks 😊 @TheRiehlDeal 2y
Eggs I‘ve got to watch it! @wanderinglynn 👏🏻 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @wanderinglynn lol! I just can‘t be bothered! 2y
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Cortg
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My Friday night plans!

wanderinglynn I love that book. ❤️ 2y
Cortg @wanderinglynn I‘m about a 1/4 of the way into it. It‘s definitely my type of book 😍 2y
AmyG Lucky you! Amazing book. 2y
Chab256 One of my all-time favorites! 2y
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Cortg
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I was in a bit of a reading rut this month. I zipped through some shorter books over the weekend and now I‘m making great progress on my current (tagged) read. These are the books that helped me through. ❤️

#TBRCrew @jessinikkip @jb73 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @AnansiGirl @ElizaMarie @Catherine_Willoughby @MissAimz_55 @Squidgwet @Bookworm54 @katy4peas

katy4peas The Boy,... by Charley is so sweet. I just read that one this weekend. 😘 (edited) 2y
Cortg @katy4peas It really is! It reminded@me a bit of Winnie the Pooh 2y
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CaffeineAndCandy
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I got the books you sent today and the pretty card! @Soubhiville 🥳🥳 I love birds and I used to have parakeets! @CaliforniaCay this is my book collection so far! I'm ecstatic to say the least. I could cry over the kindnesses done for me. I am beginning to feel more like myself now. Idk who that girl was that had no books. Thx so much 😘😘😘 @chrissyreadit @ruthiella @catiewithac

Ruthiella Nice! Owen Meany is one of my favorite books. I hope you like it! 😀 2y
Soubhiville I hope they will bring you lots of joy! 2y
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Chab256
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I'm not much of a re-reader, but #3Books I've reread! We all know how I feel about A Prayer For Owen Meany! 😉

Ruthiella I want to re-read Owen Meany. Last year I re-experienced The Cider House Rules on audio and loved it all over again. 😀 2y
MicheleinPhilly I really should re-read my favorite Irvings. His latest books have been such stinkers I could use a reminder of why I love him. 2y
Chab256 @MicheleinPhilly I've never read any of his newer stuff! 2y
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Chab256 @Ruthiella I never got around to Cider House Rules... 2y
MicheleinPhilly Ugh. Don‘t. I loved Last Night in Twisted River but his other recent books have been STINKERS. 2y
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly I used to love him too but I didn‘t even love Last Night in Twisted River. My favorite may be Owen as well, followed by The Ciderhouse Rules and Garp 💚 @Chab256 (edited) 2y
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Cortg
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My September TBR pile. Audiobooks TBD, I‘ll probably just wing that! I wish I had more of my personal books in the pile but apparently I have a thing for library books 😂 The tagged book is the one I most look forward to. #TBRCrew @jessinikkip @jb73 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @AnansiGirl @ElizaMarie @Catherine_Willoughby @MissAimz_55 @Squidgwet @Bookworm54 @katy4peas

cathysaid It is sooo good. One that stays with you 💔 2y
AkashaVampie Good luck sweetie. 2y
AsYouWish I love The Who Was ...? book series!!!! (edited) 2y
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Cortg @cathysaid I NEED a good chunkster that will stay with me! It‘s been a while. 2y
Cortg @AsYouWish Me too! I chose it for a book challenge. These books pack a lot of punch and are great for kids! I wish they had this series when I was younger. 2y
AsYouWish My students love them and when they were in third grade they did biography projects based on them and we watched the Netflix show, it was awesome!! 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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1. CLEANING! No question.
2. I still think about the tagged book from time to time even though it wasn‘t a 5⭐️ read.
3. I‘ve been told (in my thinner days) that I resembled Julia Stiles, so I‘ll go with her.
#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs #3 great choice! Thanks for playing 👏🏻📚💗 2y
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this_teacher_reads
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Or your wife...#bookloverproblems

DieAReader 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
Yuki_Onna Sooooo true! 😁 2y
Caroline2 😂 2y
i.besteph So good! 🤣 2y
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JennF13
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“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice - not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother‘s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.” Re-reading a favourite. Hooks you from the first sentence!

BarbaraBB I loved this one too! 2y
Kimzey One of my favorites! 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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We said goodnight to our cat Owen today. He was almost 20 1/2 and was part of our family since he was six weeks old when we picked him up from a double-wide in North Carolina and named him after the tagged book. I miss him very much. Reading on the couch won't be the same without him.

Prairiegirl_reading Oh my goodness, I‘m so so sorry!!! 😢 2y
Susanita 😢 2y
ravenlee I‘m so sorry for your loss. He had such an amazing, love-filled life. 💓💓💓 2y
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mdm139 So sorry for your loss 2y
PurpleTulipGirl I‘m sorry. 🙁 (edited) 2y
Jas16 I am sorry for your loss. 2y
ishan0986 My dog passed away more than 2 years ago. But I still feel the gulf. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending positive vibes. 2y
merelybookish So sad! I'm sorry! 2y
BookwormAHN I'm so sorry for your loss 😿 2y
squirrelbrain So sorry for your loss - he had such a amazing long life though. 2y
NeedsMoreBooks So sorry for your loss, Charity. Sending hugs. 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm I‘m sorry for the loss of your dear kitty. I‘m sure you gave him an amazing life filled with love. 💕 2y
LeahBergen I‘m so sorry to hear this. 💔 2y
Bookwormjillk I‘m so sorry to hear this. What a long life he had with you, but it is never easy to say goodbye. 💔 2y
Cupcake12 Sorry to hear about your loss xx 2y
Eggs Sorry for your loss, dear 💔😥😿 2y
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 2y
QuietlyLaura I'm so sorry for your loss. 💔 2y
Soubhiville It‘s so sad to lose an old friend. My heart is with you. 2y
TheSpineView So sorry. Pets are better people than people and you miss them dearly when they leave.😿 2y
umbrellagirl Hugs. 💙 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh no!! That is so sad, but I'm glad that he had such a long & lovely life with your family!! ❤ 2y
catiewithac I‘m so sorry 💗 2y
SamanthaMarie I am incredibly sorry for your loss. What an amazing 20 years together. Thinking of you and your family. ♡♡♡ 2y
AmyK1 I‘m so sorry 😞 2y
ImperfectCJ I'm not going to try to tag everyone, but thank you all for your kind words. My family got out the box of kitten photos, and seeing little Owen and our other cat who died 6 years ago was a balm to us. Being without him is going to take some getting used to. 2y
quietjenn I'm sorry. Lots of love to you all 💙 2y
ImperfectCJ @JoScho Sorry I didn't tag you earlier. I just remembered that you'd asked me to keep you updated on Owen. 2y
JoScho Oh I am sorry to hear this. Losing a pet leaves a hole in our hearts and homes. Sending you lots of love. The last dog I lost broke me for months. I am here if you ever need to vent or cry. 🖤 2y
Hooked_on_books I‘m so sorry. 20.5 years is amazing. What a bit hole he‘ll leave. 😢 2y
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Dolly
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Oh, the writing here is superb! I was grabbed right away and can‘t wait until I can pick it up each time.

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saritaroth
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Mehso-so

I liked this book, but I remember reading The World According to Garp when I was a teenager and I have fond memories of it. I think I prefer it to A Prayer for Owen Meany. This is still a good book, though, and Owen Meany is an excellent character. 🌟🌟🌟

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AmyG
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1. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
2. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
3. A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Bklover A Little Life ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Oryx A little Life definitely in my top ten. Excellent taste 😉 2y
CuriousG A Little Life and A Prayer For Owen Meany both are in my top 5 novels ever! 2y
AmyG Thank you bookfriends - @CuriousG @Oryx @Bklover 👊🏻 2y
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JennF13
Prayer for Owen Meany | John Irving
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A Prayer for Owen Meany…one of my all time favourite books and one I think of often even though I read it over 20 years ago. Well written, thought-provoking and just a beautiful book.

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Cortg
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Day 7: For fun, I am going to post one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want. #bookstoread #tbrpile @StaceyKondla

Chab256 An all time favorite of mine... 2y
OrangeMooseReads This is an excellent read. Recommend bumping to toward the top of the pile 😊 2y
Cortg @Chab256 I keep hearing how wonderful it is. I read Hotel New Hampshire and loved that one! 2y
Cortg @OrangeMooseReads Yes! It‘s recently moved from the bookshelf to a small stack next to my bed. It‘s the darn library holds that keep taking the spotlight. 2y
BookwormM Definitely move this up the stack 👍 2y
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wanderinglynn
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#biblioMAYnia May 11: ripped your heart out

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
OrangeMooseReads I like that cover. Knowing the book it‘s a heartbreaking cover. 2y
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Chab256
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Anybody who follows me here probably knows the answer to this question...A Prayer For Owen Meany! I was literally haunted by Owen and his voice! If you haven't read it...please do...and wait for the end! Gah!!
@Lollymya

LitHappens This book is my all time favorite! 2y
Amiable My favorite book! 🥰 2y
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Thousand-Lives
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#7days7books that changed me or left a strong impression.

Day 4 - one of my very favorites ❤️

JenReadsAlot Yes!! 2y
Chab256 Me too! 2y
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