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Emily Dickinson reminds us that none of us can escape the eventual carriage ride of death. Her poem does what all great poetry does: provides a measure of calmness while contemplating the inevitable.
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Cinfhen 🙌🏻 3mo
rohit-sawant 🖤🖤 3mo
Centique My favourite poem of hers ❤️🖤 3mo
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gradcat Nice collage! 3mo
QueenPenguin I love that poem. It always makes me stop and think. 2mo
Cartoom Emily Dickinson‘s life is part of the story Maria Popova tells in Figuring, covering several women of genius... for those interested in the person behind the poetry. 2mo
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Something beyond awful in this book happens #behindthewheel. Through jumps back and forth in time we learn about the events leading up to the episode and the consequences which follow after.


Cinfhen Good pick!!! Forgot about this book!!! Great photo 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Haven‘t read this but great pic! 3mo
gradcat Sure is a nice-looking book, but I haven‘t read it either...what kind of person would I be if I read just because I love the cover?!? 😂 (edited) 3mo
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gradcat This sounds good...are they very comedic & mysterious? Or very mysterious & comedic? Or both? 😂 3mo
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I read this in high school and have forgotten much of it, but there is a car accident in it that has stayed with me. I was so disturbed by it, and I still think about it sometimes when I get #behindthewheel.

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Reagan-reads Oh I really enjoyed that book! 3mo
candority I saw this at a used bookstore today, but decided not to buy it. Now I‘m intrigued 🤔 Plus, seeing it twice in one day must be a sign, right? 😂 3mo
readordierachel @Reagan-reads I think I liked it, too! But it's been a while. 3mo
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readordierachel @candority The universe is telling you to buy it! 3mo
Reagan-reads @readordierachel I remember that car accident but I also read this a long time ago. I tried reading A Prayer for Owen Meany and I just kept thinking I should reread Garp. 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
Cinfhen I should read this!!! And yes @candority it‘s a sign !!! 3mo
BarbaraBB Great choice for this prompt. I know exactly which scene you mean 😲 3mo
Reggie The kid loses an eye but doesn‘t something else happen to somebody else? The mom‘s arm breaks? He hits her from behind? I just liked this book because if you ever want the anti-openending this is it. Lol 3mo
rohit-sawant John Irving is another writer I've been meaning to read. 3mo
Joyfulmimi I actually really appreciate you sharing about the car accident which will keep me from reading this book and being triggered. I drive a lot and have a phobia about being in a car accident. (edited) 3mo
readordierachel @BarbaraBB It's haunting 😱 3mo
readordierachel @Reggie It's wild. Garp's wife is performing oral sex on a dude in the other car (that Garp hits) and she bites some of his penis off and I think breaks some teeth or something? 😱 3mo
readordierachel @rohit-sawant I've only read this and The Hotel New Hampshire, but I remember liking them, although it was a long time ago. 3mo
readordierachel @Joyfulmimi Car accidents are so scary! 3mo
gradcat I‘d forgotten that accident until now, and funnily enough, now I remember it quite clearly. I read a good few of his books back in the day...it‘s been eons though. I remember being obsessed with the books mentioned here. 3mo
readordierachel @gradcat Yeah, even though I only read a couple of his books, I was really into him. For some reason I never think to pick up another one now. It's so interesting how we grow and change as readers. 3mo
gradcat I truly think his appeal wears off after awhile...maybe the books are for younger folks—I‘m probably too old now! 😂 3mo
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The Sisters Chase | Sarah Healy
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As far as #BOTM picks, this one was pretty mediocre. Not bad, also not a favorite. It instantly sprang to mind though when I saw today‘s #maymoviemagic prompt, #behindthewheel.

Mary and Hannah are two sisters set adrift, driving across the country to try to find a place to put down roots after their mother does in a car crash.

Cinfhen This is one I did not read. There were a lot of mediocre titles that year you took the #BOTMchallenge🙄 3mo
rohit-sawant Nice pick! 3mo
Reviewsbylola They‘ve gotten even more mediocre imo. 😆 @Cinfhen 3mo
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gradcat Good pick, funny convo....bitter Betty? 😂 3mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve nicknamed myself Bitter Betty in regard to my newfound dislike of BOTM. 😆 @gradcat 3mo
Megabooks I agree about it being mediocre, but I barely remember it. @Cinfhen There were generally 1-2/5 so-sos or pans for me a month, but I‘m still so glad I did it! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Me too! @Megabooks I think we picked a great year to do it. I wouldn‘t be nearly as enthusiastic now. 3mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola That‘s a definite negatory! It‘s better than last year but not as good as 16-17!! 3mo
gradcat @Reviewsbylola Love it! 😍 3mo
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Christine | Stephen King
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“I sat there behind the wheel of my car, not sure what I should do, wishing I was someplace else, anyplace else, trying on shoes, filling out a credit application in a discount store, standing in front of a pay toilet stall with diarrhea and no dime. Anyplace, man. It didn‘t have to be Monte Carlo. Mostly I sat there wishing I was older.”

#MayMovieMagic | 2: #BehindTheWheel

📷: Made with Typorama

rohit-sawant This was my other choice for the prompt besides Mr. Mercedes! 3mo
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Pirates and Prejudice | Kara Louise
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#MayMovieMagic #BehindTheWheel

A Captain Mr. Darcy is behind the wheel when he kidnaps Elizabeth Bennet as she crosses the channel!

Cinfhen Yes, Please!!! This one sounds fun 3mo
rohit-sawant Ha, interesting! 3mo
gradcat This sounds wild! 😜 3mo
CrowCAH @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant @gradcat it was a fun, interesting, wild ride. Not quite how I‘d interpret Mr. Darcy, but the author gave the adaptation a nice storyline. 3mo
rubyslippersreads Sounds like fun! 2mo
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The Driver's Seat | Muriel Spark
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#BehindtheWheel #MayMovieMagic
I had The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in my hand at the bookstore last weekend, but I put it back, thinking that there was another Muriel Spark novel I wanted to read first. Had I checked my TBR, I would have realized it was this one. Intriguing plot involving a woman trying to escape both her life and general persona, leading to a drama while sitting between two men on an airplane (so, I guess title is a metaphor? 🤔)

Cinfhen I read this one last year. Very impressive and quite enjoyable. Thinking you‘d really like it, Vinnie 3mo
BarbaraBB Great choice. I loved this book - and any by her! 3mo
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rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
batsy I can't wait to read this! 3mo
Billypar @Cinfhen I do really want to read it too- I should have still gotten it while I was at the shop- I was feeling frustratingly disciplined 😋 3mo
Billypar @BarbaraBB I've only read her short stories, which she's not even know for as much, but they still made me want to read everything she's ever written. 3mo
Billypar @batsy I would say 'me too', but apparently I've waited two years already 😳 #somanybookssolittletime 3mo
Aimeesue Spark! ❤️❤️❤️ She's one of my favorites. I love Memento Mori - the audiobook is excellent. 3mo
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Cinfhen Well that works🙌🏻 3mo
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
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The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel | Michael Connelly
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#MayMovieMagic #Day2 #BehindTheWheel #StarTrekSummerMay #Justice Another double up today on prompts,this Connolly book is perfect for both.Lawyer Mickey Haller,who turns out to be Detective Harry Bosch‘s half brother,runs his legal practice from behind the wheel of his Lincoln Town car. Making a living off defending dealers & gangsters, his next client is a liar, rapist & worse & to redeem himself Haller works for justice, to free an innocent man.

Megabooks This is not usually the type of book I go for, but it sounds really interesting! Great prompt use! 🖖🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Well done🙌🏻❣️❣️❣️ 3mo
Cinfhen How are you feeling??? 3mo
rohit-sawant Great pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
gradcat Great one! 👍 3mo
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