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vivastory
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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.
#BehindTheWheel #MayMovieMagic
@rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 🙌🏻 2mo
rohit-sawant 🖤🖤 2mo
Centique My favourite poem of hers ❤️🖤 1mo
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gradcat Nice collage! 1mo
QueenPenguin I love that poem. It always makes me stop and think. 1mo
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. 1mo
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Kalalalatja
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.

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Cinfhen Good pick!!! Forgot about this book!!! Great photo 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Haven‘t read this but great pic! 2mo
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) 1mo
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GripLitGrl
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gradcat This sounds good...are they very comedic & mysterious? Or very mysterious & comedic? Or both? 😂 1mo
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readordierachel
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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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@Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Reagan-reads Oh I really enjoyed that book! 2mo
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? 😂 2mo
readordierachel @Reagan-reads I think I liked it, too! But it's been a while. 2mo
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readordierachel @candority The universe is telling you to buy it! 2mo
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. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Cinfhen I should read this!!! And yes @candority it‘s a sign !!! 2mo
BarbaraBB Great choice for this prompt. I know exactly which scene you mean 😲 2mo
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 2mo
rohit-sawant John Irving is another writer I've been meaning to read. 2mo
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) 2mo
readordierachel @BarbaraBB It's haunting 😱 2mo
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? 😱 2mo
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. 2mo
readordierachel @Joyfulmimi Car accidents are so scary! 2mo
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. 1mo
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. 1mo
gradcat I truly think his appeal wears off after awhile...maybe the books are for younger folks—I‘m probably too old now! 😂 1mo
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Reviewsbylola
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🙄 2mo
rohit-sawant Nice pick! 2mo
Reviewsbylola They‘ve gotten even more mediocre imo. 😆 @Cinfhen 1mo
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gradcat Good pick, funny convo....bitter Betty? 😂 1mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve nicknamed myself Bitter Betty in regard to my newfound dislike of BOTM. 😆 @gradcat 1mo
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! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Me too! @Megabooks I think we picked a great year to do it. I wouldn‘t be nearly as enthusiastic now. 1mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola That‘s a definite negatory! It‘s better than last year but not as good as 16-17!! 1mo
gradcat @Reviewsbylola Love it! 😍 1mo
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LiterRohde
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! 2mo
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CrowCAH
Pirates and Prejudice | Kara Louise
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#MayMovieMagic #BehindTheWheel
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VEAuMiKqP-4

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 2mo
rohit-sawant Ha, interesting! 2mo
gradcat This sounds wild! 😜 1mo
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. 1mo
rubyslippersreads Sounds like fun! 1mo
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Billypar
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 2mo
BarbaraBB Great choice. I loved this book - and any by her! 2mo
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rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
batsy I can't wait to read this! 2mo
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 😋 2mo
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. 2mo
Billypar @batsy I would say 'me too', but apparently I've waited two years already 😳 #somanybookssolittletime 2mo
Aimeesue Spark! ❤️❤️❤️ She's one of my favorites. I love Memento Mori - the audiobook is excellent. 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Cinfhen Well that works🙌🏻 2mo
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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Lizpixie
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! 🖖🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Well done🙌🏻❣️❣️❣️ 2mo
Cinfhen How are you feeling??? 2mo
rohit-sawant Great pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
gradcat Great one! 👍 1mo
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