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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 🙌🏻 3w
rohit-sawant 🖤🖤 3w
Centique My favourite poem of hers ❤️🖤 3w
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gradcat Nice collage! 3w
QueenPenguin I love that poem. It always makes me stop and think. 3w
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. 2w
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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.

#MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Good pick!!! Forgot about this book!!! Great photo 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Haven‘t read this but great pic! 3w
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) 3w
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GripLitGrl
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gradcat This sounds good...are they very comedic & mysterious? Or very mysterious & comedic? Or both? 😂 3w
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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! 3w
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? 😂 3w
readordierachel @Reagan-reads I think I liked it, too! But it's been a while. 3w
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readordierachel @candority The universe is telling you to buy it! 3w
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. 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Cinfhen I should read this!!! And yes @candority it‘s a sign !!! 3w
BarbaraBB Great choice for this prompt. I know exactly which scene you mean 😲 3w
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 3w
rohit-sawant John Irving is another writer I've been meaning to read. 3w
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) 3w
readordierachel @BarbaraBB It's haunting 😱 3w
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? 😱 3w
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. 3w
readordierachel @Joyfulmimi Car accidents are so scary! 3w
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. 3w
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. 3w
gradcat I truly think his appeal wears off after awhile...maybe the books are for younger folks—I‘m probably too old now! 😂 3w
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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🙄 3w
rohit-sawant Nice pick! 3w
Reviewsbylola They‘ve gotten even more mediocre imo. 😆 @Cinfhen 3w
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gradcat Good pick, funny convo....bitter Betty? 😂 3w
Reviewsbylola I‘ve nicknamed myself Bitter Betty in regard to my newfound dislike of BOTM. 😆 @gradcat 3w
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! 3w
Reviewsbylola Me too! @Megabooks I think we picked a great year to do it. I wouldn‘t be nearly as enthusiastic now. 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola That‘s a definite negatory! It‘s better than last year but not as good as 16-17!! 3w
gradcat @Reviewsbylola Love it! 😍 3w
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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! 3w
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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 3w
rohit-sawant Ha, interesting! 3w
gradcat This sounds wild! 😜 3w
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. 3w
rubyslippersreads Sounds like fun! 3w
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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 3w
BarbaraBB Great choice. I loved this book - and any by her! 3w
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rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
batsy I can't wait to read this! 3w
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 😋 3w
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. 3w
Billypar @batsy I would say 'me too', but apparently I've waited two years already 😳 #somanybookssolittletime 3w
Aimeesue Spark! ❤️❤️❤️ She's one of my favorites. I love Memento Mori - the audiobook is excellent. 3w
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CoffeeNBooks
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Cinfhen Well that works🙌🏻 3w
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
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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! 🖖🏻 3w
Cinfhen Well done🙌🏻❣️❣️❣️ 3w
Cinfhen How are you feeling??? 3w
rohit-sawant Great pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 3w
gradcat Great one! 👍 3w
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