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Just a piece of Irene Hannon on our shelf. So prolific! Who is your favorite prolific author?

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Some books are meant to be devoured. Others should be savored. I devoured The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. With ever-increasing stakes and intense themes like survival, love, and abuse, you can‘t help but binge read it. Full review and discussion questions: https://pickingbooks.com/blog/the-great-alone-review #thegreatalone #kristinhannah #review #booknerd #discussion #bookblogger

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
RaimeyGallant Nice review. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 10mo
PickingBooks @RaimeyGallant Thank you! The tips are really helpful! 10mo
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RaimeyGallant Oh good! 10mo
Eggs Loved this book❣️ welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🤗🌸 10mo
PickingBooks @Eggs Thanks! 10mo
Chelleo Welcome! 9mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 9mo
PickingBooks @DebinHawaii Loving it! 9mo
PickingBooks @Chelleo Thank you! 9mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a fun and warm community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 7mo
PickingBooks @Nute Thanks! loving it so far! 7mo
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#BOTMBuddyRead #Discussion
This is Berkeley about his father‘s death, after questioning her feelings regarding her mother‘s return, what Beryl hoped for, & the harm Beryl feels her mother did to her. Short, poignant conversation, but revealing.

Andrew65 ‘We never do survive our families‘. Isn‘t that often the truth! 😢😳 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Very true statement!! 11mo
TheBookHippie TRUTH!!! 11mo
kspenmoll Thought this would resonate with you all! @Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie (edited) 11mo
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We have the theatre to ourselves.🎥🎥🎥 Here to see Beast.

CouronneDhiver Love it when that happens 13mo
LeahBergen That‘s the best. 👍🏻 13mo
merelybookish @CouronneDhiver @LeahBergen Yes, it was.great. I could check my phone and talk whenever I wanted! And Beast is good if you like a thriller! 13mo
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And So It Began | Owen Mullen
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If you would like questions about this book for #bookdiscussiongroups just contact me...
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The Odyssey | Homer
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Sorry this is late!
Week 3 discussion: Revenge. I‘m noticing a theme of revenge in some of the stories. For example, when Odysseus blinds the cyclops with his sharp olive spear, Poseidon makes him suffer. It seems to be a form of justice (in their minds) & part of the gods‘ code. What examples have you found?
#theodysseybuddyread #week3 #discussion

Snow Falling on Cedars | David Guterson
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This month's #BookToScreen starts now! Look for the post marked spoiler to join the discussion! Anyone who has read or seen the movie is welcome to join!

#Discussion #SnowFallingOnCedars

SilversReviews Thanks for the tag. I read it so long ago. Not sure if I will remember, but I know I loved it. Have a fun discussion. 1y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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Cinfhen I really disliked this book😩the author was so smug and the story took forever to get moving 2y
Jinjer Loved it. I love books that take place mainly through the thoughts in the characters heads. 2y
Jinjer Oh sorry am I supposed to put a spoiler over my comments??? 2y
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Scurvygirl I agree with @Cinfhen The characters were junk. The only reason I finished was to see if they turned the boys in. 2y
MinDea @Jinjer no you don't need to since I marked the whole post as spoiler so comments are hidden too unless you click on the post. 2y
MinDea Ha! @Scurvygirl good way to say it. The characters were just infuriatingly hateable. 2y
janeycanuck @Cinfhen started kinda smug and just got smugger. I wanted to reach into the book and slap the smirk off everyone‘s faces. Not as much with the women but definitely all of the men. 2y
Pamwurtzler I agree - the characters were awful. I kept hoping they‘d turn the boys in but no . . . 2y
GripLitGrl Not really dragged on too slow. Didn't like not one character & was loosing a lot of interest too often but i was able to finish it so it was readable. I did enjoy this conversation though highlight of reading the book for me😁 My first litsy book discussion. 2y
MinDea @GripLitGrl Thank you for joining! I am so glad you liked the discussion. I didn't like the book but it is fun reading everyone's thoughts on it 2y
MinDea @Cinfhen @Pamwurtzler I feel so bad that I picked this book. I think you both read it cause of this buddy read. I am so sorry!!! I hope the next 3 books are better and you'll still join in the discussions in the future!! 2y
Pamwurtzler @MinDea don‘t be silly! You never know what‘s going to be likable. I‘m psyched for the next books already. Thanks for hosting this & have a happy new year! 2y
MinDea Thanks @Pamwurtzler Happy New Year to you too!!! 2y
Cinfhen I had it on my TBR for the longest time...totally not your fault at all! I‘m glad I read it, I just didn‘t enjoy it 😊I‘m looking forward to more buddyreads with you in 2018 💚Happy New Year🎉🎉🎉 2y
MinDea Thank you. Happy New Year @Cinfhen !!! I am looking forward to Snow Falling on Cedars! I already have my copy! 2y
DebbieGrillo I listened to this book. If I hadn't I probably wouldn't have finished it. The main character was just awful. 2y
MinDea I feel like this book is a love or hate. There is no in between. 2y
Jess7 I liked the book, but I hated the characters. I liked the dark subject matter and how real it seemed. I read this about a year ago and I remember when I finished it, I wanted to discuss it with someone bc there were so many things that I was like WTF? I recommended this one to Mindy because I thought it would create a lot discussion. @Cinfhen @Jinjer @Scurvygirl @janeycanuck @DebbieGrillo @Pamwurtzler @Pamwurtzler @GripLitGrl @MinDea (edited) 2y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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Cinfhen Did not see the movie but man, this book was sloooooow 2y
Jinjer I need to see the movie!!! I loved the book. 2y
Scurvygirl I actually liked the movie better. The characters were more believable and the when you see the scene in the ATM, it‘s not as horrible as in the book, it ends up being more accidental. Plus Richard Gere. 2y
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MinDea @Jinjer both movies are on netflix! 2y
janeycanuck I have the movie on my Netflix list... wasn‘t really interested in watching it after how much I disliked the book but maybe it‘ll be something I turn on for background noise one day. When I‘m vacuuming. 2y
janeycanuck @MinDea are there two versions? I only know of the one with Richard Gere. 2y
Pamwurtzler @janeycanuck ‘while I‘m vacuuming‘ 😂. I really didn‘t want to watch the movie after I finished the book. 2y
GripLitGrl I don't have netflix so haven't had the chance to see the movie been looking for it on cable. No luck yet. I must say the book dragged for me. Slow start & when the plot drew me in it then just strayed & I lost interest before the plot grabbed me again. I do still eant to give the movie a shot as i think perhaps the movie could be better at holding my attention. 2y
Jinjer There are TWO versions??? I must see both! 2y
MinDea @Jinjer @janeycanuck yes there are 2 versions on Netflix. One with Richard Gere and another one that came out earlier. I didn't recognize anyone in it. I only watched the Richard Gere version. 2y
Jess7 Oh!! I didn‘t know there were two versions! I only watched the Richard Gere one. I liked both the movie and the book. However I watched the movie about 8 months after reading the book, so I may have missed some of the differences. I thought the movie made the impact the narrator father had on his son more apparent. I feel like the son‘s despicable behavior was someone learned and he learned that whatever you do you can just pay to make it go away 2y
Jinjer So 5 months later I finally watched the Richard gere movie. Loved it! Now I want to watch the other movie. It‘s so irritating though because I don‘t remember how the book ended!!!! Can someone remind me with a spoiler tag so as not to piss off anyone who hasn‘t read it.😬 13mo
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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Jinjer 🤔 I‘m so bad at these “deep” kinds of questions. I‘m always like “How do we know he was trying to convey anything? Maybe it was a random setting.” 😂 But for discussion purposes I‘ll assume there was a specific reason. Hmmm...Well, we know the constant interruptions by the server were a way to avoid the discussion about what the kids did. And there are lots of ways to escape at a restaurant. Bathroom, cell phone & smoke breaks. Avoidance. 2y
Jinjer Also you have to keep your voices down and act civilized so it keeps the conversation from getting too heated. 2y
Jinjer So the author was trying to convey...maybe how they were all wanting to avoid the conversation they had to have? I don‘t know really. 2y
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janeycanuck @Jinjer I‘d agree... I think it was a way to feel like they were taking action over something they had no desire to. Plus, I think Serge thought no one would cause a scene. 2y
Pamwurtzler Do you think the author was telling the story in courses? We had the buildup (which took forever) & then the main part & then the conclusion where they let those kids get away with it? 2y
GripLitGrl I think ot goes to show you no matter how fancy a restaurant or civilized people are. When things boil over your surroundings can't always protect you from a scene being caused. No one is immune to that. It was the setting for others in the restaurant to over hear things making it impossible for serge not to resign. Gossip thrives everywhere. 2y
MinDea @Pamwurtzler that was my interpretation of the story unfolding in tandem with the meal. 2y
DebbieGrillo Having the conversation over dinner is a way for the two opposite but equally self-involved brother's to keep from displaying their emotions. It also protects their weird relationship. 2y
Jess7 I think it was done in courses bc it matched the flow of the book like @Pamwurtzler and @MinDea stated. I do think it was also a way to conveniently create suspense over what happened like @Jinjer said. I agree it was a bit drawn out, but I found it interesting that the structure was different than books I usually read 2y
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