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#Aprella Day 3: #RIP2MyYouth will be Orwell‘s experience of being impoverished while in London and Paris during his younger years, forcing him to do adulting and stat; whereas Day 4: #HighForThis could probly be second book, Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda which my 16 year old daughter swears by. Will trust her judgment. Hehhee.

Mdargusch Great collage! 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg that food tho. 😍😍 2y
emilyhaldi Now you have me drooling!! 🤤 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Out in the Swedish #Wilderness lies a town called Beartown. Icehockey is the big thing, and the team comes first, always. Even when something happens which makes a lot of teens thinking #RIP2myyouth. I felt both infuriated and horrified by the reactions of the town people, but, sadly, not surprised. It was full of loose ends, and I think Bachman tried to weave too big a net. However, it was still a great read, and in glad I finally got to it!

mom2bugnbee This is on my TBR for the #LitsyReadingChallenge prompt for sports. Really looking forward to it. 2y
Suet624 Great review. 2y
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ephemeralwaltz I'm loving this one - great review! 2y
Jess7 Be sure to join the final discussion of #LitsyBuddyRead this month for this book! 2y
Mdargusch That incident did put an end to some childhood innocence. 2y
tammysue Looking forward to reading it - great review! 2y
Reviewsbylola This was so realistic to me. Unfortunate how people let trivial things cloud their judgment. 2y
emilyhaldi I kind of agree that Backman cast too big a net here... I also grew tired of his endless philosophizing 🤔 but still a pick for me too! 2y
Kalalalatja @mom2bugnbee @whatshesreadingnow I definitely get why it is so well loved by littens! @Suet624 @ephemeralwaltz thanks! ☺️ @Jess7 I will try to remember it! 😅 @Mdargusch definitely! And the reactions of the community even more so 😒 @Reviewsbylola I think this is way more common than what most people believe. It enraged me, and made me even more happy I‘m doing my thesis on rape survivors, reporting and victim blaming! 2y
Kalalalatja @emilyhaldi it did grew rather repetitive at times! 2y
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#Aprella #day3 #RIP2MyYouth I spent most of my youth in the 80s,the decade of bad taste.As you can see from the photo,I had the perm, the INXS band shirt & the attitude. At least I‘m not wearing my day-glo midriff top or my ra-ra skirt with a lace bow in my hair in this one! The 80s had the best teen movies of all time though, think The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Buellers Day Off & Heathers. #oncean80sgirlalwaysan80sgirl #gogoanddayglo

squirrelbrain Loved this book! ❤️ 2y
Readergrrl Love this post!!! Graduated high school in 1986 and college in 1990!!! Good times!!! 2y
Cathythoughts Great post 👍🏻love your pic 💫 2y
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Centique Yess! The best movies! 😍 2y
Mdargusch I can watch Ferris Bueller over and over! 💙 2y
Reviewsbylola This looks like so much fun and that cover is awesome!! 2y
emilyhaldi Love your perm! You were having fun!!! 🎉 Ferris Bueller is one of my favs 🙌🏻 2y
LeahBergen Yay for the ‘80s! 🎉 2y
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This is the oldest book I own from my childhood and my daughter likes reading it. Its condition is very poor, the pages badly foxed and almost falling apart.

#belovedchildrensbook #hopintospring
#rip2myyouth #aprella

batsy Love seeing people's treasured childhood reads 💙 And Blyton's popularity in the Commonwealth 😉 2y
BiblioLitten 😍💞 Am glad you held on to your collection. 2y
BiblioLitten I used to love the Naughtiest Girl series. 💓 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I love it!!! 💕 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍💕 2y
Mdargusch I‘m not familiar with this. Nothing better than a well loved book! 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve always meant to read Enid Blyton. (edited) 2y
emilyhaldi Love with this retro cover ❤️ 2y
vkois88 Sweet back story ❤ 2y
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Forever . . . | Judy Blume
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#Aprella #RIP2MyYouth I had a busy day & VOG & haze have my left eye swollen & looking like?so I'll be lazy & save brain cells by re-using yesterday's youthful collage.

If like me, you don't want to say "RIP 2 My Youth"-come join @LauraBeth & me as we host #ForeverForever ?

Whether 'Forever' is a new read or a reread for you, let's revisit those youthful days of first love.?All the ?kids are! Starting 4/15-see my previous post for details!

emilyhaldi Today‘s posts certainly have made me want to revisit my youth!! 💕 2y
Mdargusch I think I will try to get this at the library and join you! 2y
Reviewsbylola Yay just got my library hold in!! 2y
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ApoptyGina69 Ahhhh...page 113... 2y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m ready! Picked up a copy today 😄 @LauraBeth 2y
DebinHawaii @ValerieAndBooks Yay! 🎉💕 2y
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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I have always had a thing for dinosaurs since I was a little dino myself (who hasn't though, for real?) The film version of Jurassic Park was a favorite of mine, but I've never read the book! I think I'll make that a goal this year 🤔 ❤️🦕🦖#RIP2Myyouth #aprella #toiletdeathbytrex #iwishthevelociraptorsatethosedumbkids #dinosaurloverz

JoScho This picture is amazing! 2y
Meredith3 @JoScho thank you! 😹💞 2y
jfalkens I haven't seen the movie but I really enjoyed the book 😊 2y
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Meredith3 @jfalkens OMG you need to see the movie! It's magical! 2y
jfalkens @Meredith3 I'll have to check it out 😊 I've been waiting for a day my husband is off, I don't usually do suspenseful books/shows and my husband works second shift. 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg your Dino costume. 😂 you need to organize a readalong. 😂 2y
Meredith3 @jfalkens yeah def watch it together! If he hasn't seen it, I'm sure he'll love it too! I'm into suspenful books and shows too! There are definitely some super suspenseful moments in the movie too! 😰 (edited) 2y
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola that would be fun! 2y
Clwojick I have a BEAUTIFUL copy of this book that I got for free. If I wasn‘t such a heavy beast I‘d ship it down there for you to borrow. Lol 2y
Meredith3 @Clwojick thank you, that's thoughtful! I should probably go out and get myself a copy, I think I need it in my collection- so it's no problemo! I really need to read this 🦖🦕❤️ 2y
emilyhaldi How have I never seen this picture?!?! OMG were you cute! (Well, still are 😉) remember when @Reviewsbylola and I dressed up as Betty and Wilma for your bday so you could be a Dino? 💕 2y
Meredith3 @emilyhaldi thanks, boo 😽😽😽 I do remember! That is the cutest thing ever! My heart is so warm right now! 💞💞💞💞💞 2y
LeahBergen Aww! Look at you! 💕 2y
Mdargusch Didn‘t I have a Dino dig in the sandbox for that party @emilyhaldi 2y
emilyhaldi Oh yes @Mdargusch you most definitely did!! 🦖🦕 2y
BarbaraBB What a cute picture! 2y
Meredith3 @BarbaraBB thank you! 2y
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Part of my collection from my #favoriteauthor ❤️ #authoryoulove. In the tagged #booksetinanothercountry, some characters say #RIP2myyouth. And you can sorta #findarainbow in this picture. #aprella #aprilbookishmadness #readingresolutions #hopintospring #aprilinbooks18 #multitasking

Reviewsbylola Haha, love it! 🙌🏻 2y
Cinfhen Awesome pic 😍well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
emilyhaldi Very nicely done! 😆👌🏻 2y
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Jess7 Pretty!! 2y
BethM Holy beautiful colors! 2y
Mdargusch Love! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 2y
Sarah83 Wonderful picture 😍 2y
LeahBergen Cuthbert‘s tea?? Very cool! 2y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen A lucky thrift shop find. 😊 2y
vkois88 Beautiful ❤ 2y
rather_be_reading 😍😍 2y
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Two-minute Mysteries | Donald J. Sobol
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From an early age, I was a devourer of mysteries. One of the many I still possess...#RIP2MyYouth #aprella

ravenlee Wow, I think I got that book in a Scholastic Funtastic summer reading package! What a blast from the past! 2y
Librarybelle @ravenlee Loved the Scholastic book fairs from long ago! This one came from either the book fair or the book ordering forms sent home. 2y
callielafleur I loved this book! Flashback! 2y
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Reviewsbylola This seems vaguely familiar. 2y
emilyhaldi I‘m having minor flickers of recognition with this one...!! (My memory is so awful 😫) 2y
AlaMich I think I had that too. 🤔 2y
Mdargusch That looks good! 2y
benchley1 Omg!! Me too! Im.still not smart enough to solve them. 2y
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I‘m HOME! We had a lovely weekend visiting with my husband‘s family, but it‘s always nice to get home (especially after spending 11 hours in the car to get here!). We‘ve unpacked, the laundry is going and Swiss Chalet is on its way. I‘m now going to enjoy my first tea of the day and read a bit before dinner arrives.

Given the events at the start of this book I think it‘s fair to say that it was when the main character said #RIP2MyYouth #aprella

Reviewsbylola Looks like a great way to spend the evening! 2y
emilyhaldi Yeah this kid has a rough go of it to start huh! Enjoy your break after a long day 😊 2y
LeahBergen Your first tea of the day?? What the?? 2y
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Mdargusch Good choice! 2y
Cinfhen Welcome home!!! Sometimes it‘s nice to be back in your own bed😇 2y
Melissa_J @LeahBergen yup, and I had a horrible headache last night because I left my daily caffeine too long 2y
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Archie Giant Comics Blast | Archie Superstars
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#Aprella Taking a page from @GrilledCheeseSamurai I also spent most of my youth devouring comics....so imagine my utter shock when I discovered Riverdale...wtf did they do to my beloved characters?!?! #RIP2MyYouth

Reviewsbylola We were obsessed with Archie comics as kids. 😍 I‘ve never bothered watching Riverdale though. 2y
kylienoele The show is one of my guilty pleasures 😂😂 2y
PenguinInFlight I have no idea why they even bothered “basing” in on the Archie comics. As far as I could see, the names were about the only thing that stayed the same. 2y
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PenguinInFlight @kylienoele I binged watched the first season in a kind of “This is a train wreck, I can‘t look away” type way 😂 (Yes I want to keep watching, stop judging me Netflix!) and I liked it...but I couldn‘t find much of Archie in it. 2y
Melissa_J I can‘t watch Riverdale it‘s so different from the Archie of my youth ☹️ 2y
kylienoele @PenguinInFlight That was my same thought 😂 It can be so cringe-y but I couldn't stop! The music is good at least! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
Lova I‘m glad I read these posts... I was considering watching it since I loved Archie comics as a kid too but now I think I‘ll pass 2y
hermyknee I never read Archie as a kid (or ever), but I got the gist of what it was about. I loved Riverdale! I‘m a sucker for a good teen drama and a good Netflix binge 2y
PenguinInFlight @kylienoele I HAD to know what happened! I haven‘t watched the new season(s)? yet, but I plan to when I‘m home for 4-6 weeks recovering from surgery at the end of next month. I did like the music a lot. 2y
emilyhaldi Yes, I loooooved Archie comics! I remember always debating myself over who I liked more, Betty or Veronica 🤔 Too bad the show isn‘t like the books 😕 2y
Christine11 I‘ve never read comics at all but I find Riverdale bizarrely addictive ! It‘s so, so ridiculous and melodramatic but I sort of can‘t stop watching the craziness 🤣 2y
Mdargusch Haha! I felt the same way! 2y
SunsetConductor I can‘t bring myself to watch Riverdale... I‘m so scared about what they did to these characters I grew up with! 2y
Cinfhen It‘s funny because my 16 yr old couldn‘t get past the fact that Jughead is being played by Cole Sprouse from Zach & Cody @Reviewsbylola @kylienoele @PenguinInFlight @Melissa_J @Lova @hermyknee @emilyhaldi @Christine11 @Mdargusch @SunsetConductor 2y
Laura317 I watch it with my daughter. She gets so tired of me saying, “that‘s not how it goes!” 2y
raelaschoenherr No way I‘m watching this!! I was annoyed they took the comics and apparently completely changed them. 2y
Meredith3 Love Archie and Riverdale! Have you seen Archie return to Riverdale the movie?? 2y
Cinfhen No!!!! @Meredith3 is it good? Is it closer to the comic books...not so dark 2y
Cinfhen Ha! My kids HATE when I do that @Laura317 ...I only saw one episode @raelaschoenherr and I was speechless 😖🤯 2y
Meredith3 @Cinfhen I love how the show is dark! 😹 The movie is waaaay different from the show, but I still enjoyed it. They're all grown up and going back for their high school reunion- it's fun! 2y
mrp27 I was addicted to Archie comics! 2y
Bklover My 17 year old had the same reaction to Cole Sprouse ! I loved the Archies comics- and do you remember the Saturday morning cartoon? The Archies, Josie and the Pussycats, and Scooby Doo - Saturday morning bliss!!! (edited) 2y
Sarah93 Is this show based on this comic?? 2y
Cinfhen It‘s meant to be @Sarah93 🙄the movie sounds so fun @Meredith3 have u seen it @mrp27 @Bklover ????and yes, that was such a grand slam lineup on Saturday mornings!!!! 2y
mrp27 Never seeing the movie, watched the first season of Riverdale and the teenage mellow drama hooked me, I had my fill so I did not continue on to season 2. Not much like the comics but that didn't bother me. Oh yeah @Bklover that was my Saturday morning line up! 2y
Cinfhen That‘s a sweet blast from the past @Bklover but why do I associate that song with Davey Jones?!? 😜 2y
Bklover You know it‘s funny- I remember reading that Len Whiting actually sang that song- he played Romeo in that old version of Romeo and Juliet - the one with Olivia Hussey as Juliet. I have no idea why I remember that. I can‘t remember last Tuesday! And I loved Davy Jones- spent a ridiculous amount of time worrying that he was too short for me. 😂 2y
mrp27 @Bklover That was a nice walk down memory lane!! 2y
Cinfhen Hahahaha @Bklover Davey Jones was really short!!!!! 2y
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