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The Martian
The Martian: A Novel | Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that hes aliveand even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skillsand a relentless, dogged refusal to quithe steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
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kelseycoleburke
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I‘m liking my #HurricanFionaRead so far but I think I‘d be enjoying it more if I‘d taken a chemistry class or two in school 😅

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kelseycoleburke
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Off to a good start #bookswithmaps

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BC_Dittemore
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Mehso-so

Maybe it‘s because I went backwards—starting with Project Hail Mary, then Artemis, now The Martian, but I was a tad underwhelmed. The Martian reads like a first novel. There are some pretty clunky passages, and a bit too much focus on characters we see once or twice then disappear. I would have enjoyed it more if Weir had tightened his focus. Still a good read, but Project Hail Mary is essentially a re-envisioning, and it is far superior.

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La_Cori
L'uomo di Marte | Andy Weir
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#alphabetgame
#letterU

I've got plenty of books with an U and all of them are with italian titles!!

Honorable mentions:
"Gli umani" by Matt Haig
"Uomini che odiano le donne" by Stieg Larsson
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 1mo
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sebrittainclark
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#LetterM recs:

March by John Lewis
The Martian by Andy Weir
Maus by Art Spiegelman
The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Garcia-Moreno

#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Graywacke Great list. Maus is special. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have Mexican Gothic on my tbr shelf 🖤 2mo
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Bklover
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#alphabetgame #letterm

I‘ve read this one probably three times. I love it, and I‘ll read anything he writes.

Deblovestoread Great choice! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Awesome pick! I only read this recently and loved jt as well. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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ShelleyBooksie
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What a great book! Mark Watney is such a complex, funny and real character. I felt like I was on Mars with him for this adventure. Andy Weir is now an auto buy author for me.

TheSpineView Loved this book too! Great MC and a plot that was plausible made it a 5 star book for me. 3mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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The things we do to hold our favorite books together—this is my daughter‘s and while she also has it in hardcover, this is her favorite copy. The one showing all the love…

Chrissyreadit I love it! 4mo
KristiAhlers My husband loves this read as well. He finally put it on his kindle since his fell apart. 4mo
Linsy Awww I love it! I still have my Pride & Prejudice from my teenage years even though the cover has gone missing and it's been slowly going to pieces. 4mo
DogMomIrene 😍 4mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Mini bookshelf tour part 2/3 ☺️ favorite book on this shelf is tagged ❤️

Shelf 1/21 📚🥰

#BookshelfTour #TadWilliams #AndyWeir #PatrickRothfuss #JoeAbercrombie #CixinLiu

#BookNerd 💙🤓📚

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fictionaddictbooks
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Eggs 🧡🚀🪐 7mo
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Blueberry
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Bookwormjillk The potatoes 🤣 7mo
Eggs 🙌🏻🌔🧡 7mo
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MeganLindell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • This book reminded me that I know nothing about space and I know nothing about science. I devoured it, despite the spacey science. (I did skim over a lot of the spacey science, won‘t lie.)

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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this! I think having seen the film before reading this helped me visualize what was going on. It‘s a little heavier on technical jargon than I can normally comprehend, but it didn‘t detract from my enjoyment of it. So glad I finally got around to reading this one! #NewYearWhoDis Also a #roll100 title for January. @monalyisha @lou.reads.a.lot @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Brilliant! 8mo
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This one lived up to the hype 🙌 Listening to the narrator made you feel like you were on Mars with him! The thought put behind this book alao is pretty amazing. 📖 I can see why everyone loves it so much 😊 I can't wait to watch the movie 😎

Liatrek The movie does an excellent job adapting the story. I hope you like it 🙂 8mo
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the_Martian
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This book is more of a motivation for us aspiring astronauts. Being in this field the book had a lot of scientific elements explained in a neat way for every reader to understand without any difficulty . I'm just thinking what if they made the movie with two parts explaining the book neatly . This book explains a fictional test of human endurance which may occur in space travel...

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ozma.of.oz
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‘Tis the gift giving season! 🎁

1. I love when people gift me their favorite books. When people give me books that speak to their hearts, I feel very loved. ❤️
2. I have given so many copies of this book. It‘s so funny and kind of sneaky sci fi.
3. I absolutely would. I‘d want a first edition of a collection of fairy tales. Andersen or Grimm or Perrault.

#SundayFunday Have a wonderful day and make sure to tag me! 💚

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tessabordalejo
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★★★★★

“If the oxygenator breaks down, I‘ll suffocate. If the water reclaimer breaks down, I‘ll die of thirst. If the Habitat breaches, I‘ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I‘ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.
I‘m screwed.”

A book I just couldn‘t put down. It has the very rare combination of a good, original story, interestingly real characters and a fascinating technical accuracy.

beenbee the person in the background is so cool omg 10mo
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Kimbono
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Next up.

Megabooks Great book! 11mo
Kimbono @Megabooks I‘m really enjoying it so far! 11mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Pup is helping me finally reorganize my bookshelves today so that my office isn't covered in stacks of books and is usable again 😅

BeeMagical 😍😍😍 11mo
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Zoes_Human
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Tried an audiobook reread, but it didn't work out for me. Enjoyed the book, but didn't finding it suitable for a reread since much of the fun was in seeing how he figured things out. Also didn't care for the narrator's style.

Graeme2 Listened to this on Youtube. I disagree. The narrator was very good. 6mo
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Court7
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Re-read, audiobopk.

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inthegreensandblues
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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#fortheloveofbookmarks - Advertising

🔖Independent Bookstores - My local used bookstore and two shops that I've yet to visit but have gotten books from
🔖Bookmarks advertising two years' Read Across Lawrence selections

@aperfectmjk

Leftcoastzen Nice ! 13mo
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Texreader
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It‘s the Audible deal of the day. I bet it‘s an awesome listen. I loved the book and have seen the movie a couple of hundred times. 😁

BookDadGirlDad The movie was great. I really loved the book. 13mo
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Traci1
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Listened to The Martian for a second time while working on this pokemon project for my daughter. I think I liked the book even more the second time around.

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KatieDid927
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion time! I think this book is overrated. Sorry guys! I do think the detail is impressive, but not being a science person my eyes glazed over in most of the super technical sections. I didn‘t actually like Mark. He‘s kind of a chauvinist tool. Having a woman as the captain of the Mars crew didn‘t help to dampen the sexism throughout. Perhaps my never-ending love for Matt Damon will make the film more enjoyable for me.

RamsFan1963 I agree with you. I like the movie but I bailed on the book. 1y
KatieDid927 @RamsFan1963 Glad I‘m not alone! 1y
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I really enjoyed this movie and so far, I think they did a great job of condensing a lot of technical info into something relatable. Unfortunately, I'm getting lost in the technicalities here. I just picked this back up but after 3 pages, I'm struggling again. 😫 I feel like I could understand high school French better than computer jargon.

Bookgirl I just read his Project Hail Mary and it was the same. So. Much. Skimming. 1y
IamIamIam @Bookgirl Lol, I thought about skimming but at that point, I might as well just watch the movie!!! 1y
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bookiehannah
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Just started rereading and forgot how much I love this book! -highly highly recommend 💕

#reread #themartian #andyweir #space #mars

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Lchnessmnstr
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Every time I grow potatoes, I think about space… 🌱 🚀

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ljmcm
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If you like science fiction with an emphasis on the science, you‘ll struggle to do better than Andy Weir.

DrexEdit I do like my science fiction with science. I enjoyed The Martian! 👍😊 Welcome to Litsy! 👋 1y
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DarkPizza
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Very enjoyable. I did at times feel like my autistic brother was describing his most recent obsession to me in way more detail than I wanted. However, as with my brother, I patiently sat through it and nodded as if I cared, knowing that something better would be coming down the pipeline soon. Loved the conversational writing style and now I'm stoked to watch the movie.

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Nute
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#CuriousCovers - Orange: This is what I wrote on Goodreads while reading this book in 2015...
Okay, this is how it went:
- I'm in SUPER Cheer Mode. He better survive.
- Goodness, I'm pulling my hair out.
- Pheew!
- Potatoes...need to learn 100 recipes!
- You gotta be kidding me?
- Never say never.
- What the ****!
- I give up. He's full of hope. I'm full of despair.
- Cry Me a River🎶(or any song about some river or maybe Wade in the Water).
👇🏽

Nute - Good grief!
- Will there ever be relief?
- Pray, dude! You need Jesus!!!
- OMG!

Time to see the movie! Oh yeah, if I'm ever in a dismally bleak situation and some crazy power can be bestowed upon a fictional character to come to life...well, you know who gets my VIP pass....especially if the ingenue of botany can bring the light of day!
(edited) 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hahaha!!! You‘re so funny! 🧡🧡🧡 1y
Soubhiville I love your notes! This book was hilarious and the MC really did keep hoping through every impossible obstacle! 1y
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Eggs Sounds so good 😊 Great choice and reflections👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Deblovestoread Brilliant! 1y
In_the_stacks Haha I want to read this now 😊 I love this review! 1y
tpixie Love your comments! That book was so great! Great tension! great humor! 1y
Nute @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s always good to make you laugh, Misty, because you give so much joy to other folks!💕 1y
Nute @Soubhiville Thank you!💕 I had a science lesson and a comedic experience all at the same time, Ms. Soubhi!😂 Yes, it was amazing to see him keep on believing despite all the setbacks. 1y
Nute @Eggs Thank you, Ms. Sherri!💕 (edited) 1y
Nute @Kdgordon88 Thank you, Ms. Debra!💕 1y
Nute @In_the_stacks Thank you, Friend!💕 I can‘t wait to read your thoughts after you read this book. Despite the science input (that faired well with me…geeky nerd all the way) and the sheer bleak and desperate situation, this book was filled with humor and good pacing. And hope! 1y
Nute @tpixie Thank you, Ms. Teri Ann!💕 I will probably never reread this book, because I don‘t want anything to alter my first experience with this story. It was a great read! I have warm feelings attached to staying up all night trying to read it in one sitting, laughing out loud in the middle of the night and actually praying for a fictional character!😂 1y
tpixie @Nute 🥰📚🥰 1y
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The #screen went black before I was out of the airlock. Turns out the “L” in “LCD” stands for “Liquid.” I guess it either froze or boiled off. Maybe I‘ll post a consumer review. “Brought product to surface of Mars. It stopped working. 0/10.” #QuotsyMay21

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CrowCAH
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#MoviesInMay #MattDamon

I haven‘t seen or read, but I‘ve heard good things about this work.

Klou This movie is incredible!!! Still need to read the book though. Great pick! 1y
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Day 24 #MayCharacters
Prompt: Mathematical

Mark Watney is stranded on Mars and must do some major critical and mathematical thinking in order to survive with the limited resources he has.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Nicely done ✅👏🏻📚 1y
MayJasper 😊 1y
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BayouGirl85
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I enjoyed this book just as much as the movie. It really highlights how important it is for NASA astronauts to be great problem solvers and critical thinkers.

May Book 21/25 #LitsyLove

Moonprismpower Ah this book is so good. I really enjoyed the movie too. I was disappointed they didn‘t put the “boobs” part of the communication in the film as it was funny comedic relief when he finally makes contact with home. Lol. (edited) 1y
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451Degrees
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Seriously love this book❤️ it was a reread for book club but I was still on the edge of my seat for most of the book! Love the humor and the ups and downs that were inevitable in a story such as this! Pick pick pick!!

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Juliwyant
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Going on an Andy Weir kick...

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TK-421
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“This all sounds like a great idea with no chance of catastrophic failure. That was sarcasm, by the way.” #catastrophe #QuotsyMay21

julesG Nearly knowing the book by heart now, I had to chuckle at this quote. 1y
bookseller_cate A favourite book and favourite quote of mine. 😆📚🚀 1y
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451Degrees
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Quite true quite true🧪

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451Degrees
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With all the exciting Mars stuff going on I decided our next book club book to be The Martian! Anyone else rereading this with all of the big scientific jumps happening on the Red Planet?!

peanutnine Love this book! 1y
WormForWords Oh this might just be my next read! 1y
EdnaC This is a great book! 1y
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IamIamIam
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Lunch hour #doublespin! I saw the movie but I was excited to read this finally. 😂😂 That first line, though...

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #April

Liatrek Love this book and the movie! It‘s one of the few movie adaptions where I don‘t yell that didn‘t happen in the book lol 1y
IamIamIam @Liatrek Yay!!! I'm really excited now! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I read this one last year and found it surprisingly entertaining. 1y
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GinaKButler
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And, that‘s a Bingo!! I finished March with 10 books read and 2 DNFs.

Just finished The Martian, which was my #doublespin
I‘m using it as my Book Genre I Don‘t Typically Read prompt for the Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge. I loved this book, and just passed it to my 13 year old.

Looking forward to a great April! Thank you for hosting #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks 😊

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 1y
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GinaKButler
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My #doublespin and it gets me my first bingo of 2021! #bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

TheSpineView Way to go! Loved The Martian! 💙📖 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Plus a lovely view!! 2y
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CloakNQuill
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Awkward yet comfy reading position. Happy late night reading everyone! 🌙📖

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bookseller_cate
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Pickpick

I‘ve read this book 4 (5?) times and I love it just as much every time.

I needed some comfort reading and Andy & Mark were happy to provide it (again).

Bonus Zelda pic. #catsoflitsy

Texreader Great book. Great movie. 2y
bookseller_cate @Texreader I 100% agree. I even put the movie on when I can‘t sleep. 2y
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Kleblanc
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Hammock reading ☀️🌲

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GinaKButler
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Happiness is: finding a book on your TBR in a Little Free Library!

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La_Cori
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#QuotsyFeb21 @TK-421
Day 9 #Emergency

“If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception.”

TK-421 Great quote! Loved this book & the movie too 🧡 2y
La_Cori @TK-421 I loved them both too 🧡 2y
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CloakNQuill
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🎥 The Martian & Shadows Between Us
🎥 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
🎥 Fight Club & Call Me By Your Name

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain