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CarolynM
Come Again | Robert Webb
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Pickpick

I've enjoyed audio walking with this book over the last couple of weeks. There are 3 very distinct parts to the story - a blackly funny portrait of grief, a bit of charmingly relatable nostalgia for 90s Uni life (although my Uni life was 10 years earlier) and a very British spoof spy caper. It's all fairly preposterous, but I was happy to suspend disbelief. Olivia Coleman's excellent narration was a plus. #Booked2020 #MakesYouLOL (frequently)

merelybookish Well I was in university in the early 90s so I'm intrigued! 2y
Cinfhen Lovely review! And I‘m firmly in your 80‘s days for Uni 2y
JennyM I love Olivia Colman - she can narrate pretty much anything and I‘d listen. Sounds a good read. 2y
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LeahBergen This sounds fun! Oh, and just a little heads up... there are two books from Book Depository heading your way for Christmas. 😘 2y
alisiakae I love Olivia Coleman! Great review 🎉🙌🏽 2y
CarolynM @JennyM @4thhouseontheleft She is so good in this! 2y
CarolynM @LeahBergen That's really sweet of you☺️ I'll look out for them😘 2y
Centique @CarolynM and another BD book heading your way from me 😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I think books that are fairly preposterous sound perfect just about now! 2y
CarolynM @Centique Thank you, lovely 😘 I'm feeling very spoilt☺️ 2y
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Kalalalatja
Fully Booked | Emma Strandberg
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This week ended as an unintentional Litsy-break, but I have been so busy with new-apartment-stuff, so I‘m not complaining 😅

Luckily, I remembered to post my third quarter round up for #Booked2020.

#AboutGenocide: The Stone Sky
#NewIn2020: Real Life
#MakesYouLOL: Wayward Son
#RedWhiteOrBlueTypeOnCover: Upright Women Wanted
#BannedBook: Twilight Series
#BottomOfTBR: The Orenda

Schnoebs What was your thoughts on upright women wanted? (edited) 2y
TrishB Good luck in your new apartment 👍🏻 2y
BarbaraBB I didn‘t know about the apartment! Congratulations 🎉. Can‘t wait to see pictures of your bookshelves in their new place! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Ooooh, congrats on your new place! Do email me your new address, Katja. 2y
Kalalalatja @TrishB @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm thank you ❤️ we are still waiting for a few legal things to fall into place, but hopefully it will all be taken care of next week 🤞 if all go to plan, we will move in by December, and then I‘ll be sure to post a lot of pics 😄 2y
Kalalalatja @Schnoebs I liked it! I wanted it to be longer, cause it was fun, interesting and diverse 👍 2y
Avanders Ooh congrats on a new home! 🥳🥳 And please also email me your new address. I know I‘ve been abysmal about correspondence, but I do hope to improve 😁 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻This is your #OfficialThirdQuarterEntry 🎊🎊🎊#Booked2020 2y
ephemeralwaltz Congrats on the new apartment, sounds exciting! 2y
Kalalalatja @Avanders thank you! I‘ll be sure to email you, once I‘m sure everything turns out the way I hope. 👍 and I feel you, my correspondance has taken a massive hit here in 2020 😅 @ephemeralwaltz thank you, I‘m very excited! It feels like a very grown up thing to do, so I‘m a bit scared, too 😂 2y
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ferskner
When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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Pickpick

For a book that is so heartbreaking, I laughed an awful lot. This isn't my typical kind of book but you can't help but adore Zelda for her love of Vikings, her determination to make her life legendary, and her use of the word "powerful".

#readharder #bookwithamaincharacterorprotagonistwithadisability @bookriot #pop20 #bookwithagreatfirstline #booked2020 #makesyoulol @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

Cinfhen This is the third time this book popped up in my feed....must be the universe trying to tell me something 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!!! 2y
Marla I loved this book! The audiobook is fantastic. 2y
ferskner @Cinfhen definitely a sign! @Marla oh I wouldn't have thought to look for the audiobook! That's a good recommendation. @TheAromaofBooks 🥰 2y
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jmtrivera
The Panda of Death | Betty Webb
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I knocked out #MakesYouLoL and #AnimalonCover for my spring #Booked2020 prompts, but no others. I think I did get some summer and fall knocked out, but my Minisaurus won't give me time to check today. She wants to read all the stories! I'll just have to include them next time. 😂
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! Still plenty of time to go. ♥️📚👊🏻 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 💞🙌🏻This is your #OfficialSecondQuarterEntry #Booked2020 🎉📚♥️ 2y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
Untitled | Unknown
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My #booked2020 #spring choice

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Cinfhen Interesting... I didn‘t care for this one either...although the cover is FABULOUS 👉🏽 2y
Cinfhen congrats on completing #Spring #Booked2020 🌻🧡🌈📚This is your #OfficialSecondQuarterEntry 🎊🎊

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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper @Cinfhen thank you 😊 💐 by the way furiously happy was suppose to be my #makesyoulol choice😃😂 (edited) 2y
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shadowspeak17
Rabbits for Food | Binnie Kirshenbaum
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I don‘t think I‘ll get any other books in before the end of the month, so here‘s my wrap up for the second quarter of #booked2020

#MakesYouLOL: Dreyer‘s English
#PanAsianAuthor: The Memory Police
#AnimalOnCover: Rabbits for Food
#WineOrWhine: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 Congrats on reading #SpringPrompts This is your #officialSecondQuarterEntry #Booked2020 🎊📚💘😁🌈 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 2y
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hes7
Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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#Booked2020 Spring:

#MakesYouLOL: Beauty Queens
#ParentChildMemoir: Kid Gloves
#TartanNoir: Cold Granite
#AboutGenocide: Irena Book One
#PanAsianAuthor: If Cats Disappeared From the World
#AnimalOnCover: At Love‘s Command

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻congrats on completing #Spring #Booked2020 🌻🧡🌈📚This is your #OfficialSecondQuarterEntry 🎊🎊
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 2y
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sprainedbrain
The Impossible Fortress | Jason Rekulak
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Pickpick

A quick, fun read. 1987: 14-year-old Billy and his two friends are determined to get their hands on the new Playboy with Vanna White. Ridiculous caper, computer geeking, some petty crime, teenage romance, and a multitude of 80s pop culture references ensue.

In some ways predictable, but still managed to surprise me near the end. The teenage kids are a bunch of jerks, but that sort of makes it more realistic.

#MakesYouLOL #Booked2020

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Cinfhen This sounds so fun!!!!! Im going to actively search it out even though it‘s been on my TBR for awhile 🙄 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a good pick to just be somewhere than real life! (but not a fantasy ...) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a good pick to just be somewhere than real life! (but not a fantasy ...) 2y
UwannaPublishme Too funny! 😆 2y
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sprainedbrain
The Impossible Fortress | Jason Rekulak
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I pulled this book off the shelf hoping it would work for the #MakesYouLOL prompt for #Booked2020... it is definitely working.

For example, this section where the 14-year-old boys in 1987 try to decide which cassette tapes to shoplift from the mall in order to resell them.

😂😂😂

Texreader Ha! Cutting Crew over U2! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
MsMelissa @Texreader I now have Died in Your Arms tonight playing in my head 😂 2y
sprainedbrain @Book_Fiend_Melissa @Texreader so many 80s music and movie references in this book... I‘m walking around my house singing Whitney Houston. 😂 2y
MsMelissa I just might have to check this one out then. It will be a trip down memory lane! 2y
Texreader @Book_Fiend_Melissa Actually I love that song! 🤣 2y
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