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GondorGirl
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I just want to take a minute to say thank you for all the birthday wishes! It's been lovely to get so many #LitsyLove cards and messages from online friends.

And 42 is a spectacularly bookish age to turn. 🥰

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BoldCityBooks
Last Chance to See | Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
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My first book from my Christmas book haul!

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BC_Dittemore
Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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Pickpick

When I initially read Mostly Harmless, I recall thinking it didn‘t feel the same as the other books, and so never finished it. After revisiting it on Audible, I‘m glad I corrected my mistake. Yes, the tone is bleaker, but the story is as compelling as the original, and equally zany as books 2 and 3. It‘s messy and often confusing, but its biggest downfall may simply be that Adams tried too hard to give his much beloved series a “proper” send-off.

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BC_Dittemore
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Pickpick

I‘m a bit surprised by all the lukewarm reviews about Life, the Universe, and Everything. I think it‘s just as good as the first two. In fact, I may even like it more than The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

The plot is more convoluted than the first two, but plot has never been the main focus of The Hitchhikers Guide. It‘s zany, hilarious, philosophical, and just plain fun.

Martin Freeman narrates the Audible version and does great!

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BC_Dittemore
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My last few audiobooks have been… weightier. Figured I‘d go with something light this time.

I‘ve noticed people saying this is the worst out of the bunch. Of course, a subpar Hitchhiker‘s Guide book is still better than a lot of stuff out there. 🤷‍♂️

Anyway, I listened to the first two on Audible… I guess it‘s been a couple year now, and naturally have read all the books in a past life.

I always look forward to the wisdom of Douglas Adams.

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kwmg40
Last Chance to See | Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
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Pickpick

Loved this book! It was funny and eye-opening, describing species that are near extinction and the heroic efforts to save them.

While visiting the Museum of Natural History in Oxford a couple of days ago, I saw an exhibit on the kakapo, one of the animals featured in the book!

I‘m finishing off the #20in4 readathon at 8 hours and 15 minutes. Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#192025 #1990 @Librarybelle

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 5mo
Librarybelle That is so cool! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 286.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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rwmg
Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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Pickpick

In some parallel universes Tricia McMillan did not leave Earth with Zaphod Beeblebrox and the Earth was not demolished and now using the new edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe you can cross to whichever parallel universe you desire.

Back to the funny playing with ideas. I enjoyed this one.