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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 he’s alive—and 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 skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he 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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wideeyedreader
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Re-reading this one, as I just watched the movie! Then, it‘s on to my planned July reads 😊

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What‘s your favorite first line of a book? This is definitely up there for me. I really enjoyed this book. I wasn‘t to sure picking it up, but was pleasantly surprised. If you‘re on the fence about reading it. I recommend giving it a try. At least read the first like. 😂

ErinSueGreads That bookmark!!! 2w
TheSpineView @ErinSueGreads I love it too! So appropriate for the book. 2w
ErinSueGreads Yes perfect! Glad you are liking the book. I‘ve been on the fence about it for a while. 2w
ErinSueGreads On the fence to read it. Not whether I liked it or not. I haven‘t read it yet. God I sound like a teenage boy asking the pretty girl out. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
TheBookStacker That bookmark is amazing and I‘m obsessed with it. 1w
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I‘m desperate to finish this, truly I am, but for the first time in probably 6 months I picked up my knitting tonight. So instead of reading, I am knitting a lace shawl and watching Real Detective. But I‘ll get to The Martian, I swear. I love the movie so much that there is no way I can read Mark Watney and not hear Matt Damon 🥔

Megabooks Potatoes!! 2w
julesG Lace knitting! 😍 If the bug bites, do it. I have such moments, too. Also, the audiobook is quite good. I knit a (not so much lace) shawl along to it. 2w
julesG PS: I'm up for signing the petition to have a redo of the audiobook narrated by Matt Damon. 2w
Reagan-reads @Jules I would totally sign that petition! I‘ve been very, very slowly working on this for a year 😬 I don‘t knit enough, or I read too much? There is not enough time in the day. 2w
Reagan-reads @Megabooks haha the potatoes! It‘s one of my daughter‘s favourite movies, and I am completely hooked. 2w
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RocketMom
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Picked these up at Goodwill today! 🤗

Geeklet I like the Orange theme you have going on there. 😄 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The top 2 are great! 3w
RocketMom @Geeklet I do too lol. Funny how that happened. 🧡 3w
RocketMom @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I can‘t wait to read them! I‘ve seen both of the movies and loved them so I‘m interested to see how they compare. 3w
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hwestfall
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Pool time. It is awesome when your kids are older and you can just read instead of watching them like a hawk.

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booklover984
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I really enjoyed this book. And Andy Weird did an excellent job on explaining the scientific terms and NASA terms, making me the dummy in that area, understand what is going on.
And Mark Watney is such a fun, loving smart ass character, I rooted for his survival.

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booklover984
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Hahahaha. I love this book and the character, Mark Watney.

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booklover984
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Sick day, I have a nasty viral infection. So I'm pretty sure I'll be finishing this book today. And yes, my kitty is keeping me company ❤️

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booklover984
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Right?!

wanderinglynn I loved some of his random entries! That one in particular made me chuckle. 4w
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booklover984
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Starting this book. I hope it's good, I enjoyed the movie. So...that means the book is probably way better, right! Cuz, you know, books are always better than the movies.

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SenatorMothma
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#datenight reading! Really enjoying hearing recaps of The Martian as the bf is reading it.

Lynnsoprano That‘s great! Hubby and I like to do #booksandcoffee dates, and since we‘re both retired it‘s relatively easy for us to do. 4w
SenatorMothma @Lynnsoprano It's so nice to share a reading interest with your partner! I was thrilled when he suggested it. 4w
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4w
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sudi The Martian is one of my favorite science fiction books, Welcome To Litsy 😊 4w
UwannaPublishme Welcome to Litsy! 😊👋🏻📚 4w
SenatorMothma @UwannaPublishme @sudi @CoffeeNBooks thank you for the welcome! Happy to be here 😊 3w
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Kristensumpter
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kristincatastrophic
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No! Guys, I ripped my book already. I'm only on page 9. It's not even a beat up old book I bought at a thift store. It's new, it's from Book of The Month and it's only ever been mine. And I betrayed it. 🙁
Well I guess it'll fit in on the shelf with all my beat up books.
I'm not a gentle reader.

gradcat Dear Gentle Reader: I forgive you. Love, 📖 1mo
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kristincatastrophic
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My #botm edition has a very good title page. Nice. I'm starting this right now. I finished Legendary last night. I'll post a review of it eventually lol. #currentlyreading

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AthenaWins
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A guy survives on Mars by living on his own poo.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂great response 1mo
Geeklet Love it! 1mo
Soubhiville And what we laughingly called “pootatos” 🤣 1mo
AthenaWins @Soubhiville 😂 Yep! 1mo
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MiqueMarie
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Mehso-so

Full review at https://miquereads.blogspot.com
#mmdchallenge #mmdreading
CAWPILE Rating:
C- 4
A- 7
W- 4
P- 8
I- 6
L- 9
E- 5
Avg- 6.1 = ⭐⭐⭐

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squirrelbrain
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#spaceoddity

#maymoviemagic

I read this last year. I really didn‘t fancy it but it fitted prompts in 2 different challenges; I ended up really enjoying it!

Cinfhen I thought this was a pretty crafty read 🚀 1mo
rohit-sawant Nice one! 1mo
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cjbooklover
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I did it! I finished the Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge!

rretzler Congrats! 🍾🎈🎉🎊. I‘m one book away - sadly, I don‘t think I‘ve picked any book for its cover. 1mo
jenniferajanes Woo hoo! Congratulations! 🎉 1mo
cjbooklover @rretzler good luck! 1mo
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MiqueMarie I'm reading The Martian for the same category. Did you like it? 1mo
cjbooklover @MiqueMarie yes I did! 1mo
MiqueMarie 👍 1mo
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wanderinglynn
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#friYAYintro
1. I‘m attending an American Indian Cultural Communications & Consultation course. Last night, the Skokomish Tribe generously invited us to their community center for a meal & to learn a little about their culture. It was an awesome. No photos, because respect. But they gave us these lovely mugs with one of their tribal designs on it.
2. Tagged. I‘m in the middle of Star Wars now & listening to Mary Poppins Opens the Door 👇🏻

wanderinglynn 3. Organizing the #audiobookfitnesschallenge because WAY more people signed up than I expected. 😀 4. Coolish b/c overcast. High of 64 today. Typically PNW weather. 5. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
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dariazeoli
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Nothing‘s gonna change Mark Watney‘s world... it just happens to not be Earth!

#acrosstheuniverse #beatlemaynia

Eggs Excellent choice 🤗💗 2mo
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wanderinglynn
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I was pleasantly surprised how funny this book was. Overall, I thought the story was well-done. Good character development and good pacing makes a solid sci-fi novel. My biggest issue with the book was the over-explaining of the science and the in-depth math. Too much math!!!

First book of #maymadness!!! Week 1—book to movie adaptation
And 1st book for #MayScavengerHunt — (1) made into a movie & (2) over 300 pgs.

TheReadingMermaid NICE!!!!! 👍😃👍 2mo
julesG There is not too much math in this book. 😛 😁😁😁 2mo
Clwojick I seen part of the movie and thought it was actually quite funny. I‘m glad to see the book is written the same! I‘ll have to add it to my tbr 2mo
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whatshesreadingnow 👍🏻🙌🏻📖 2mo
wanderinglynn @julesG clearly you‘re one of *those* people. (Math people) 😂😂😂 2mo
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PSreads73
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I started this book before, but didn‘t finish. I should‘ve waited till I finished the book, before I watched the movie. It‘s been a while so I chose to start from the beginning. I‘m glad I did.
The book is better than the movie in almost every way. The movies ending is much more detailed about what happens after the daring rescue attempt. It makes the books ending feel a little incomplete. I added my favorite quote to the cover. 😂

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swishandflick
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I saw the movie when it first came out, so a bit out of my usual order. But even so, this was really good and it had been long enough so that the details were fuzzy in my memory. I loved Watney's quirky sense of humor and how complicated science-y stuff is broken down into easily digestible lingo 👩🏼‍🚀🌌

Cgetscheeky Yes! I loved this book! When I taught 5th grade, one of my students actually recommended it to me. He gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card at the end of the year so I went and bought it. Probably one of my favorite books that isn‘t a romance 😁 2mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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This book had me literally laughing out loud 😂 #Laugh 🤣 #SpringIntoReading 🐇🌸📖

#BookNerd 💙📚🤓

Amiable Me too—I enjoyed it! 2mo
Texreader True! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☺️☺️ 2mo
vkois88 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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k3lso89
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Book finds at the flea market yesterday, was great to find a beautiful hardcover copy of The Martian for only $1, have been wanting to read it for a while!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! Welcome to Litsy!! 3mo
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cjbooklover
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Really good! I loved Watney‘s sense of humor. I wanted to finish my work so bad so I could sit down and read some more. The only thing I was disappointed about was the ending. Will tell in a comment because it‘s kind of a spoiler!

cjbooklover I was disappointed there was not an epilogue that gave a quick overview of the landing day. I wanted to know all the characters were okay. I guess I just really like closure. 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 3mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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1 - ❤️❤️❤️
2 - workdays yes, weekend no
3 - 50 🌧
4 - I have no clue, chocolate covered popcorn? Is that weird?
5 - 👋🏻👋🏻

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This was such a fun read! Light and entertaining but at the same time cool because of the science-y details. The only thing I disliked was the very stereotypical German character. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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brianherbergerbooks
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Loved the movie, had to read the book. Great story, good mix of plot, characters, and science lesson.

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“Remember those old math questions you had in algebra class? Where water is entering a container at a certain rate and leaving at a different rate and you need to figure out when it‘ll be empty? Well, that concept is critical to the ‘Mark Watney doesn‘t die‘ project I‘m working on.” #Math #QuotsyMar19

gradcat Love this!! 💕 3mo
Soubhiville I really enjoyed this book! 3mo
LiterRohde I‘ve seen a couple quotes from this book lately and I think I need to read it. 3mo
TK-421 @Soubhiville Me too! @LiterRohde it‘s good! Both my husband and I found it hard to put down. 3mo
wordzie 3mo
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TK-421
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“I washed it down with some Martian coffee. That‘s my name for ‘hot water with a #caffeine pill dissolved in it.‘ I ran out of real coffee months ago.” #QuotsyMar19

julesG My son's favourite quote. Apart from the swearing. 3mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I have been on Litsy so little recently, guys. I blame lots of work and a determination to finish some physical non-fiction books first, which has ironically meant that I often just pick up my phone instead of a book... Also, too much Netflix. Trying to get out of my bad habits!

tpixie Welcome back!! 🥳📚🥳 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @tpixie thanks. Need to do more Litsy instead of Facebook and more reading than phone... 4mo
tpixie @MommyWantsToReadHerBook yes the phone distracts me too. FB usually does but somehow I got off it lately 4mo
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Zelma I am the same way recently. Work is exhausting (albeit satisfying) and I just don‘t want to get on my iPad when I am home. 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @tpixie good for you! I sadly have to be on FB for work stuff and then I get sucked in... 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Zelma good luck with work - what do you do? Hope you get in a book groove again sometime. 4mo
tpixie @MommyWantsToReadHerBook yes everything sucks me in!! Lol 4mo
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Ladygodiva7
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pg 129. Love his sense of humor LMBO!!

CafeMom I thought this book was so funny. 2mo
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Ladygodiva7
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Ladygodiva7
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.50¢ well spent!

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BookWormMommy3
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First book of 2019. I loved this book; it keeps you on the edge of your seat, scared for Mark Watney and what he is going to endure next. However, Mark Watney‘s sense of humor in his situation keeps you laughing throughout the read. Definitely recommend!
#popsugarreadingchallenge2019 #abooksetinspace

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Turbovelcro-1
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Ridley Scott had his work cut out. Amazong book. Really entertaining and scirntifically comical

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷🤗 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Snow day slothfulness- laying in bed eating chocolate and reading. Sure beats commuting!

kstadt929 Love this book! 4mo
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Leilani
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So I‘ve seen the movie... should I read the book? I‘m having a hard time getting myself to read books that I‘ve already seen the movies for. The other way around is way easier. What do you think?

julesG Yes. Read it. It's funny, it is slightly different from the film. The audiobook is also good, I just wish Matt Damon had narrated it. 4mo
Leilani Yeah that would be cool! I love audiobooks 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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My go to book slump fixer. I could feel one coming so I downloaded this on my Libby app.

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Layali926
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“Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.”
― Andy Weir, The Martian

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Iraq
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Read this in two days.. I couldn't put it down.

Weaponxgirl Welcome to Litsy 😊 5mo
Weaponxgirl #litsywelcomewagon has some tips and stuff if you want any help with getting to grips with the place 5mo
jillannjohn Welcome to Litsy. 5mo
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wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 5mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 I loved that book too. I read it over a weekend, every spare moment I had! 5mo
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 I still haven‘t finished this one 😅 5mo
BethM Welcome! 5mo
tpixie Welcome! 🥳📚🥳 5mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 5mo
TheBookAddict One of my favorite reads! Enjoyed the audiobook. 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷 5mo
Layali926 I just finished the book today. It took me 2 days and I loved it!! 4mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 don‘t you just live when you can‘t put that 📚 down? 4mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! I loved this one too. This book brought me out of a slump! 4mo
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cleoh
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I‘ve read this twice and seen the movie, WHY AM I STRESSED

julesG I love this book and the film. The audiobook is also very good. 5mo
cleoh @julesG ooh I can imagine! I love this story so much, I might just have to get the audiobook as well! 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I second that the audiobook is so good! 5mo
julesG I bought it all, book and audiobook in English and German. 🙈 5mo
cleoh @julesG @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m so sold, honestly. I have to head into work and don‘t want to stop reading 😭 5mo
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Kristy_K
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My #swissarmybookrec. I normally give people three or four recalls at a time b/c I‘m always afraid they won‘t like the initial one I give them and want them to have options. But this is probably the one I recommend the most as it has a little bit of everything.

#24in28 #hour42

Freespirit I have it on my shelf and I need to read it! 5mo
Kristy_K @Freespirit Do! It‘s great! :) 5mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Hour 42: What‘s your Swiss army book rec? #24in48

This book is engaging, fun, funny and just a plain fantastic read ❤️❤️

#BookNerd 📚💙🤓

Soubhiville Yes! 5mo
GripLitGrl Love your brainy smurf!💙 5mo
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Tex2Flo
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Loved it so much I reviewed it as the first book on my review blog.
Bookishspot.wordpress.com

KarenUK Congrats on your new blog! How exciting 💕 5mo
Tex2Flo @KarenUK I grabbed the site a while back, but hadn‘t spent any time on it yet. We shall see... 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loved this one! 🧡 5mo
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rather_be_reading
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awwww

Laura317 Pickle Dude. 🤔 5mo
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