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Cosmos | Carl Sagan
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“By looking far out into space we are also looking far back into time, back toward the horizon of the universe, back toward the epoch of the Big Bang.”

#MayMovieMagic | 3: #WeveOnlyJustBegun

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Suet624 Love this post!! 6mo
LiterRohde @Suet624 @Cinfhen Thanks! (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen Agreed @Suet624 😍 6mo
rohit-sawant Nice! 👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
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It feels like #WeveOnlyJustBegun with this book, because even though I‘m about a third of the way through, I have NO IDEA what‘s going on, I‘m confused and pretty sure I‘m going to end up not liking this book much. It will take so much coffee to get me through this book ☕️☕️☕️


gradcat I hope you get through it—I hate it when that happens! 😊 6mo
JennyM For some reason I don‘t want to read this one. I feel a bit intimidated by it. Looking forward to hearing how you find it x 6mo
Cathythoughts I nearly got it ... just for the cover ♥️👍🏻 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Agree the cover is beautiful @Cathythoughts 6mo
8little_paws I'm about this far as well and yes, it's a hard book to read. I'm hoping to finish it up soon though. 6mo
laurenslibrary I had trouble with this one too. I stopped around 50 pages and haven't decided if I'm ever going to go back to it. 6mo
Centique Your mug is gorgeous! 6mo
Geeklet @LaurensLibrary Exact same thing happened to me. I‘ll try it again....eventually. 6mo
Cinfhen Uh oh!!! I‘m really nervous 🤦‍♀️I‘ve been looking forward to this book for so long but I‘ve only seen meh reviews 6mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I hate to say this, but I‘m hating it a bit. I‘m only struggling through it for the #MarchMadnessChallenge, and because it is starting to make a teeny tiny bit of sense. But no a fan, which bums me out, because I was really excited for it 😔 6mo
Kalalalatja @8little_paws @LaurensLibrary @Geeklet I‘m not against violent books (I love GRRM‘s books), but something about this is just too much. It is so graphic and it feels like violence for violence‘s sake, and not for the story. 6mo
Kalalalatja @gradcat it is so disappointing! @JennyM so far, I can‘t recommend it 🤭 @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it is a stunning cover! @Centique thank you, I painted it myself ☺️ 6mo
merelybookish I couldn't finish his last book and everyone loves it, so I didn't even consider trying to read this one. 6mo
laurenslibrary @Kalalalatja Yeah I thought the sex was overdone, too. Like there was constant, graphic scenes about masterbating and stuff for no reason. 6mo
Centique @Kalalalatja how clever you are! 6mo
Suet624 I‘m bummed because I recently bought this and Seven Killings. Neither of which seem to be easy to like. 6mo
gradcat I‘m so sorry. That is really sad...do you HAVE to finish it for the challenge? 6mo
Kalalalatja @gradcat not really, but I‘m way too stubborn when og comes to stuff like this. And now I‘m so far, I kinda need to see how it ends even though I‘m hate reading it all the way to the end 6mo
gradcat Same here. I am really trudging through my current read...it, too, is for a challenge. I‘m almost there, though, but it seems like it has taken me a month! 6mo
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Have His Carcase | Dorothy L. Sayers
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#BookMail Pt4 Number Seven In Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey series. I‘m slowly accumulating them all in these editions, they‘re so pretty. And colourful! #WeveOnlyJustBegun #MayMovieMagic

rretzler One of my favorite series! I have them all in one particular cover, except for The Nine Tailors. I keep thinking that I‘d like a complete collection with all the same covers...maybe someday😀 6mo
Cinfhen Beautiful edition 6mo
gradcat I love this series as well, but I don‘t have but one that I own. Good luck collecting them all! 🤞🏼 6mo
rohit-sawant I've been meaning to start this series! 6mo
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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A significant amount of my favorite books, & memorable reading experiences, have involved long books. Above are four that I plan on reading this year. As Jane Smiley wrote, "In a novel, length is always a promise, never a threat."
#WeveOnlyJustBegun #MayMovieMagic
@rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Unless you have severe #PageCountPhobia 😜😜😜im always scared by a #Chunky but truthfully they make the best stories... 6mo
rohit-sawant Great list! 🖤🖤 6mo
Cathythoughts Nice quote from Jane Smiley ♥️👍🏻 6mo
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LeahBergen What @Cathythoughts said! What a marvellously truthful quote. 6mo
LeahBergen I‘ve read the top two and enjoyed the Dumas a little bit more than the Tolstoy. 6mo
Kalalalatja Loved, loved, loved The Count of Monte Cristo 🙌 6mo
gradcat I‘ve read all but the tagged one. I really do not like “Moby Dick.” “War and Peace” is just okay, but I think everyone should read “The Count of Monte Christo.” Just my humble opinion, for what it‘s worth. 6mo
Theaelizabet Moby Dick was a great reading experience. Love that Smiley quote. 6mo
Liz_M Love the C. B-S. cover design on The Count! Looks like you have some wonderful trading ahead. 6mo
Liz_M Reading. Stupid phone. 6mo
vivastory @Liz_M I think that's one of my favorite designs for the Penguin Hardcover. I really do. I'm looking forward to it! 6mo
vivastory @Theaelizabet I have been meaning to read it for years now, I am definitely making it a priority this year. The Smiley quote is from one of my favorite books about fiction 6mo
vivastory @gradcat I've heard mixed things about all 4 except Count of MC, I'm going to try to go in with an open mind 6mo
vivastory @Kalalalatja You @Moray_Reads enthusiasm for it made it a priority for me 6mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Have you read Anna Karenina? I want to read both W&P and AK, I suspect I might end up liking AK a bit more. 6mo
vivastory @Cathythoughts I have tried to make it my motto since I first came across it. 6mo
vivastory @rohit-sawant Thanks! 6mo
vivastory @Cinfhen They really do allow you to become familiar with a world & characters in a way that shorter novels simply can't 6mo
LeahBergen Yes, I‘ve read Anna Karenina and I liked it way more than War and Peace. 🤫 6mo
Moray_Reads Adore War and Peace and the Count of Monte Cristo but the other two just don't really appeal... 6mo
Suet624 After reading a very long book I feel like I‘m tripping and stumbling out of another world back into this one. Feelings of separation, some mourning, and some delicious feelings of having left myself for a good long while. Have a wonderful time. (Not so sure about Moby Dick, but good luck!) 6mo
vivastory @Suet624 That's the perfect way to describe the reading experience of a long book! I love that. 6mo
Suet624 💕💕 6mo
gradcat Have fun with this! And @Suet624 Nice atmospherics! 😂 6mo
shortsarahrose It looks like I‘m in the minority, but I absolutely love Moby Dick. Favorite novel of all time. Haven‘t read any of the others, but I do enjoy a long book. 5mo
fleeting Lovely quote! 5mo
saresmoore I would love, love to do a buddy read for Moby-Dick. Did we already plan this a long time ago? 🤔 I would also like to read W&P and The Count, but life may prohibit these ambitions... 5mo
BarbaraBB I‘m reading The Count right now. It‘s adventure and storytelling at its best! 5mo
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#WeVeOnlyJustBegun to understand why I ordered the book in the picture - first in the series - when I actually wanted to order the tagged book - third in the series; German editions. And of course I already gave this book to my son, who hasn't noticed my mistake yet.

I feel stupid.

#MayMovieMagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Ugh, don‘t beat yourself up!! I mess up all the time, too! As long as you didn‘t mean to buy the English version it‘s perfectly fine 😜 6mo
julesG @Cinfhen Have the English version of all four books on my kindle, but the kiddo refuses to read the series in English. 6mo
Cathythoughts Oh stop! I‘ve ordered books in languages I do not understand on kindle 🙄. Hopefully you can work something out 6mo
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julesG @Cathythoughts Don't worry. Since we have this book, in the picture, twice now, once in hardcover even, it'll make a nice gift for a friend's child or when one of my kids needs a last minute present to take to a party. We could also donate one book to the school library. 😊 6mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts me too 👍🏻 easy to press that button! 6mo
gradcat I‘m sure you‘ll find a deserving child who will love it! 😊 6mo
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Unfortunately, #WeveOnlyJustBegun to look for a new (likely used) car for my father. 😒👎🏻

My dad, who goes to car shows with his friends, DOES NOT want to shop for a car. Sigh. But his 20-year-old Mercedes has finally bit the dust.

After much prodding, he and I test drove two Honda CRVs similar to this one. Wish us luck. 🤞🏻🍀 #MayMovieMagic

It took me awhile to figure out this prompt, Cindy!! 😂😂

Kimzey Good luck with the car search! 6mo
ReadingRover I had a 2008 crv that I drove over 300,000 miles and just got a new one this year. The only thing I ever had to get fixed was the a/c compressor and that was a year ago. It‘s the best car I‘ve ever owned. I absolutely love it. 6mo
Megabooks @Kimzey Thanks!! 6mo
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Megabooks @ReadingRover Wow!! That‘s great to know!! His mechanic told us that Hondas were low maintenance and easy to fix. Glad to have someone who‘s owned one confirm it! 6mo
Cinfhen We bought Niki a Honda CRV for her 16 birthday and she‘s still driving it ( although she‘s READY for a new car) they are excellent automobiles! My hubby drove a Pilot. Can‘t go wrong with a Honda. Good luck 🚘 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen That‘s fantastic! I‘m glad I‘m seeing such rave reviews! We‘re considering a pilot as well, but they don‘t have the right one for us in town. I‘m continuing to look! 6mo
gradcat Good luck with the car search, hon 😉 ☘️🤞🏼 6mo
KathyWheeler I loved my CR-V. The only reason I‘m not still driving it is my husband, who refuses to get himself a new (even used car) needed a new car. I‘d fallen in love with this electric blue Toyota Rav4; so I bought myself the slightly used (2018) RAV4 and gave my husband the CR-V. Good luck with the car shopping. 6mo
Megabooks @gradcat Thanks!! 6mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler We were also looking at Toyota models. How‘s your RAV-4? 6mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I love it too. 6mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks!! 6mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I honestly think you can‘t go wrong with either one. I bought the CR-V originally because it had more options and was less expensive than the RAV4. Buying used this time evened that out. Both are good cars. 6mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler I‘ve noticed that similar cars are priced a little higher at Toyota, but Toyota models have more of the features he wants standard or at lower trim packages. The same dealer owns Honda and Toyota here, so at least it‘s convenient! We‘ve also thrown in the Hyundai Santa Fe, but I know a lot less about them as a brand. 6mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks my son and daughter-in-law own Hyundais, just not the Santa Fe. They love them. I‘ve driven a Santa Fe as a rental and didn‘t find it as smooth of a ride as the Honda and Toyota. 6mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler I think, assuming dad and I can find time, we‘re going to try the Santa Fe, RAV-4, and he wants to try a Highlander, next week. None of us have owned Asian cars before, so it‘s all new! Thank you for your help! 🙏🏻🙏🏻 6mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks 👍🏼 Good luck! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Good luck and god speed! I had a CRV for a few years and loved it! 6mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola @KathyWheeler Thank you!! 👍🏻👍🏻😊😊 6mo
Copwithabook We once pursued a CRV for an hour all over the county- it went until the driver literally drove the tires off. So good car!! 6mo
Megabooks @Copwithabook Wow! That‘s crazy!! 6mo
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The Dumb House | John Burnside
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#weveonlyjustbegun this book and I, but I'm already disturbed and hooked. The first line is: "No one could say it was my choice to kill the twins, any more than it was my decision to bring them into the world." ?

@Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

BiblioLitten 😟 That line 6mo
JennyM That‘s one heck of a first line! 6mo
vivastory I have this on my shelves. Haven't read it yet but that's one hell of an opener! 6mo
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merelybookish Wow! 6mo
Cinfhen Stacked!!!!! That‘s such a powerful first line!!!!! 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks for posting & sharing 😄 6mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, I just read the blurb.... creepy!!! I‘m a little nervous now... tag me when your done, please!! 😱 6mo
rohit-sawant Such an arresting first line! Stacking! 6mo
Cathythoughts I‘m going to wait for your review! Sounds good though 6mo
LeahBergen I‘ve had this stacked for ages. I can‘t wait to see how you like it! 6mo
Reggie That‘ll hook ya. Stacked!! 6mo
Kalalalatja I read this some years ago, and loved it, but it is soooo creepy and disturbing! 6mo
gradcat Omigod...that‘s a winner as far as first lines go...I love reading different and/or weird first lines! ♥️ 6mo
everlocalwest This has been on my list for a while! I'm excited to see what you think. 6mo
readordierachel @Kalalalatja Sooo creepy indeed! I am so nervous and interested to see how it all plays out! 6mo
gradcat Good on you! I‘m eagerly anticipating your review! 6mo
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A Walk to Remember | Nicholas Sparks
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Clwojick ugh. ❤ I love this one. 6mo
gradcat I have yet to read any Nicholas Sparks. Are they romances? 6mo
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(Day 3 - #WeveOnlyJustBegun)

*Song was used in an Australian Movie called “The Castle;” however, I hadn‘t known about this movie before today. Maybe some of you Oz residents have seen it? ♥️

Centique The Castle is a HILARIOUS Aussie movie. I loved it. 😍 6mo
gradcat Oh yay! Finally found someone who knows this movie...glad to hear from you! 🥰 6mo
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The Seed | Tarjei Vesaas
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#weveonlyjustbegun #MayMovieMagic
Went to my Litsy TBR to find this one, which I think is a @BarbaraBB recommendation. Vesaas is quite high on my list of new authors to try. This isn't one of his more well-known works, but sounds intriguing- a murder on an island leads to an atypical revenge tale rather than a mystery 🏝️💀
@rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

saresmoore I want that. 6mo
BarbaraBB I am always promoting Vesaas so that could have been me indeed. I hope you‘ll like his books! 6mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, sounds good!! And excellent memory #Youth 6mo
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LeahBergen @BarbaraBB made me stack this one, too. 😄 6mo
gradcat Stacking...thanks for posting. That is not an author I‘m familiar with—now I‘m excited! 😜 6mo
BarbaraBB @Billypar Lol! @saresmoore @gradcat @LeahBergen This one is not his best though. I would really start with this one or the one I tag below! 6mo
gradcat @BarbaraBB Thanks! I very much appreciate your input on this. 😘 6mo
BarbaraBB @gradcat Let me know if you ever read one, I do hope you‘ll enjoy his books as much as I do! 6mo
Billypar @BarbaraBB I would have added those two, but they were already on it ☺️ 6mo
gradcat @BarbaraBB You betcha! 😉 6mo
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