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Heidi2

Heidi2

Joined April 2017

Audiobook Addict Extraordinaire
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13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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#lunchtimereading Still love that book! Need to see the series.

Jinjer Yes. Yes you do! 2y
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13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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I love that book very much so far! Unputdownable!

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Some #lunchtime reading today. About halfway through and still love it. Looking forward to the #buddyread discussion very much!

Jinjer What a charming mug! 2y
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13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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Bought a book today. I've heard that the Netflix series is even better than the book but I don't have Netflix and chances are, I'll never watch it. Bought the original, English version. Will report back...

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Started the July #buddyread book this weekend. Enjoyed it this Sunday with spaghetti aglio olio peperoncini and a glass of red wine for dinner. So far I like that book very much and I don't see why it gets so many negative reviews. I find it hard to put down, to be honest.

Jinjer I wanted to read it for #buddyread but there are no Overdrive copies available. Back to The gum thief I go.😡 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer too bad! 🙁 2y
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My recommendations from #modernmrsdarcy: Indeed, To Kill A Mockingbird is already on my TBR list. And I've thought about reading Wild after loving the movie so much. And now I will check out how accurate the other 3 are....

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So according to the quiz at #modernmrsdarcy I'm an explorer. The description is quite accurate I'd say. Take yours here www.modernmrsdarcy.com

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The Blue: A Novel | Lucy Clarke
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Thought I was in for something very light and distracting. Didn‘t expect much when I picked it up but it was surprisingly good! Yes there was that one or other cliché… but overall this was a compelling read. And the ending was kinda mind-blowing. Just when you think the story‘s over, there comes the epilogue . Wow! Left me open-mouthed and thinking…

Jinjer My jaw is still on the floor over that ending! 😳Very good book I thought. Enjoyed it a lot. 2y
Heidi2 Right @Jinjer ??? Glad you felt the same way about it as I. Couldn't stop thinking about it and seeing that scene before my eyes for a while. 2y
Jinjer @Heidi2 When I was up with mom at 4:30am I laid awake for a good 40 minutes thinking about that!😳😬 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Hot-tempered boy meets selfish girl,they fall in love,girl marries another. Boy becomes bitter, destructive, abusive, vicious. That‘s how I saw that book,which surely is the unpopular opinion. Sorry. Maybe, listening to the audiobook wasn‘t a good idea. It‘s one thing to read people constantly throwing insults at each other but another to hear it spoken out loud. Everyone hated everyone. Some good moments but not enough to like it thoroughly.

Jinjer Well fucc that review makes me want to read it! Stacked! 2y
Heidi2 @jinjer Just take into consideration that if you thought the language and way of talking in Pride & Prejudice was a bit much, this book might be even weirder to you. 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#audiowalking on a beautiful sunny day - the last bank holiday before October. Getting deeper into the story, liking it more and more.

Beckys_Books Lovely! 2y
Heidi2 Thanks @Beckys_Books 😊 It truly is. 2y
Jinjer Ohhhh how beautiful! 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Page 134 of Wuthering Heights for #TeaserTuesday @Tiffy_Reads I'm actually not that far into the book yet. But I'm glad to say I am starting to like it better and better...

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Continuing with the classics. This one I have in my TBR stack for ages. Bought the paperback in a cute little book shop in Barnes (London) some years ago. Since I'm an audiobook addict now, I'm listening, not reading. But you can never go wrong with such a book gracing your shelf 😉 However... I'm 5 chapters in and not yet fully convinced that I'll love it. Need more time...

Caroline2 I loved it but it's dark and gloomy and not your usual classical romance! 2y
Chasing_Pages I started a while ago and just wasn't getting into it so I bailed for a while. I will try again soon. Hope it goes better for you. 2y
Heidi2 @Caroline2 I'm usually all for dark and gloomy and it doesn't have to be lovey-dovey romance, so I still have hope. It's not that I don't like it, it's just that it hasn't fully grasped me. Hope that will change. 2y
Heidi2 @Chasing-Pages Thanks. Sometimes it helps to put a book down and pick it up at a later time. Hope it gets better for you too if you try again. 2y
Caroline2 Yeah I remember it took me while to get in to it too; it gets much better! But I think it's a marmite book, you love it or hate it!!! 😆 2y
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I'm one of *those* people: never read an Agatha Christie book before & know nothing about who's "the best Poirot" in movie/tv. All I know is that a remake coms to theatres in Nov! But before I HAD to check out the book. Thoroughly enjoyed the (German) #audiobook. Loved the old-fashioned way of telling a good crime story. No blood and horror needed. Loved the character of Poirot and his wit and humor very much!

Jinjer I love Poirot SO much!!! But only David Suchet. 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer I can see that this might be something like "Margaret Rutherford is the ONLY possible Miss Marple" (I could agree to that). But look... That series in which David Suchet starred in... I thin it wasn't even aired over here. Not even S., who's better than me in knowing such things, knows him. That's why I don't really care who will play Poirot in a remake. I also don't mind remakes of such never aging classical stories IF they are well done. 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer There are new generations of people who can't be bothered to view very old movies and tv shows. Why not bringing fresh versions on. As long as the remake respects the original material, all is good. 2y
Jinjer No. 2y
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The Prisoner of Heaven | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I've finished book #3 and #4 of the Cemetery Of Forgotten Books series but it looks as if the English translation of book #4 is not yet out in the UK/US?!? Can't find it. Whatever the case: do youself a favor and check out this series. If you've loved The Shadow of the Wind, you'll love the others. If you don't know that one, CHANGE THAT! Zafón is a GENIUS! These beautiful books are among my absolute faves now.

inked.delights Yeah ? the English translation of part 4 will be published in 2018 ? I'm dying to read it, I'm a big fan of Zavón! 2y
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I hardly ever re-read books. This one was an exception since I‘m reading my way through the Cemetery Of The Forgotten Books series. It‘s been 8 years since I read the printed book. Became one of my faves. Now I‘ve checked the audiobook and fell in love with it even more. Zafón is a MASTER with words and creating rich, detailed stories and characters and magic. If you haven‘t read that book yet, what are you waiting for? Now on to the next.

Howseldomtheydo I may need to do a reread as well it's been a looonnnggg time. 2y
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Nothing better than going on a little #audiowalk (well, 3.8 miles) while listening to a wonderful story. Have I ever mentioned how much I love that book??? Near the end now. Thank God there are two more in the series. #audiobooks

Jinjer Pretty flowers! 2y
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@Kalalalatja those are tough! But let's see:

1. Very hard... but I'd still go with 'never'.
2. Both is INACCEPTABLE but I'd say dog ears. Very very tiny dog ears...
3. Dust jacket off
4. Not into poetry at all so... short stories
5. B/w

#bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja Number 2 😂😂 2y
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Re-reading one of my favorite books of all time. I'm in the process of reading all 4 books of the "The Cemetery of Forgotten Books" series. I'm in love with Carlos Ruiz Zafón's writing style.❤️ #audiobook #germanedition #derschattendeswindes

Jinjer There's something about scrubbing a guy in a tub...🤔 2y
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#meetthelittens
thanks @maich

1. From a Two-Story-Town in Germany
2. Impossible to name just one. “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen is one of them
3. Harry Potter | Twilight (yeah I know)😉)
4. Fight Club | Out of Africa
5. Game of Thrones | Sopranos
6. Foo Fighters | Lee MacDougall
7. Red
8. Like almost everything except sci-fi and lovey-dovey
9. Assistant to the HR manager in Automotive company
10. Not anymore. Used to have two kitties

maich Twilight👍❤ 2y
Kendra.Diane Harry Potter 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Loved that book!!! In contrast to several others I loved the mystical elements very much. Carlos Ruiz Zafón has a way to write that - to me anyway - is magical. I get totally lost in his storys and characters. Want to read the complete series of course. Started with part 3 but decided now to re-read part 1 -The Shadow of the Wind.

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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#audiowalk on a warm Sunday afternoon. About halfway through with the book and it's really good. Zafon certainly has a way with words. Beautifully written.

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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Part 2 of the now 4-book-series that began with the most awesome The Shadow of the Wind, one of my most fave books of all time. Very curious how the story continues! #audiobook #audible #germanversion

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Eleanor, 30, accountant, single, no friends, lonely, speaks in a very formal way, has no social skills, irritates people with her strange way of communicating. An odd-ball. But there‘s a reason for this, based in her childhood, that unfolds very slowly. Along with what‘s up with “Mommy” and how an unexpected encounter helps her coming out of her shell. A good book that has some lengths and an ending that came too quick. Still liked it a lot.

Jinjer Sounds good! 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Saw these two at Hatchard's book shop at St Pancras station in London the other day. Not only am I the proud owner of a wonderful Mr Darcy bag now, but I'm also set for July's #buddyread. Double yay!! 😍

BibliophileMomma 👍🏼🙌🏼😀 2y
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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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I'm well aware that I'm in the minority but... that was not 'my' book. I can't join in with all the others who loved it so much. Started out good with the friendship of the boys and what awful thing Amir did to poor Hassan, but fell flat in part two to a point where I thought it was even boring. Never got really close to characters, hardly ever got emotionally involved. For whatever reason. Sorry. German #audiobook version was narrated VERY well.

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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Have long debated with myself before starting this one. It's just that so many people and everyone I know who has read it, loved it so much. We'll see. #audiobook #audible #germanversion #drachenläufer

Jinjer Ooo that's a good one! 2y
Heidi2 I keep hearing that, @Jinjer. Gotta say I'm off to a slow start though and obviously need more time to get into it than the billions of other fans of that book. We'll see. 2y
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I'm currently in London. Unlike my sleepy neighborhood in Germany where I come from, there are book shops here basically at every street corner. No way to not go inside whenever there's one on our way. This rather small one with a less mainstream selection than the big ones is on Brick Lane in the wonderful and lively East End. #bookshop #London #ilovebookshops #booklove

Jinjer That's lovely! We don't have one in our two-Story Arkansas town either.😡 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Touching. Educating. IMPORTANT! Everyone needs to read that book!!! Thanks to @acthomasbooks for writing this masterpiece ❤️Looking forward to our #buddyread discussion.
I've also listened to the #audiobook, brilliantly narrated by Bahni Turpin. Added even more realness to the story! If you're into audiobooks, check tis one out!

Oryx Agree, excellent and important book. 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Took this book with me to London, read it on the plane, on the tube, in my apartment with a glass of wine... there's no way to put it down. Halfway through and it's hands down one of the best books I've read in a long time. Oh Khalil... oh Starr... ❤️ #buddyread Thinking about getting the #audiobook as well. EVERYONE, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!

BibliophileMomma Just finished it. I left my children wreck their bedrooms playing while I finished this book. But it was so worth it. 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Coffee, chocolate, candles - I'm all set to start with my very first #buddyread. I'm very ecxited and also very curious about the book and what the fellow buddyreaders think of it. I've heard only good things about it so far. To everyone who's participating: enjoy!! 😊

Jinjer Is that a Phantom of the Opera candle????? You haven't seen it live, in the theater 🎭by any chance have you????😳 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer A Phantom of the Opera candle?? Well, no, that's just a regular deco tea light holder. However, that thingie with the Phantom mask is a mug, which is original merchandise and I bought it at the theater when I saw the Phantom live. Saw it 4 times live, so far, actually 😉❤️🌹🎭 2y
Jinjer @Heidi2 that's what I meant. Candle holder. Can't think straight at 6am.😜 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Started this one yesterday. #ausible #audiobook narrated by the wonderful Claire Danes. Needed to also download the ebook though as a "help". Understanding this spoken text is not as easy as I had hoped (I'm German) after listening to The Hate U Give to easily. Anyway: so far I love this one and envy you guys who can watch the show on Hulu starting today (yesterday?)

BookishBeth This is a great book. I listened to the audio as well. I feel this book is relevant in America with current events. I hope you enjoy it! 🤓 2y
Jinjer Wow! Reading and listening at same time! I admire your multi tasking skills! I hope you like the book! I need to find the series on Hulu. Looks like people are already watching it!😬 2y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Compelling. Nerve-wracking. Un-put-downable. The author manages to let the horror happen in your head while reading. Unlike some other readers I liked that not all questions were answered. Leaves you thinking and coming up with your own conclusions. Awesome book!!! Thanks @Jinjer for the recommendation 👍🏼

BibliophileMomma This was such a good book! 2y
Jinjer Yayyyyy! I'm so glad it didn't disappoint!!! 2y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Since my dear friend @Jinjer recommended this one, I started today. #germanedition #audiobook from #audible. Halfway through, so far so good. Really unnerving at times 😑

Jinjer I can imagine the audio book is even MORE nerve wracking!!! So is it different actors / voices for each character? 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer Only one narrator. A good narrator can add so much to a story! Have never felt like listening instead of reading is less intensive.If the narrator is good,it doesn't need several narrators to speak several characters. I myself prefer only one. If they are capable, they give all characters their own voice without being confusing. The narrator of THIS book is AWESOME. She's an experienced stage/film actress & def. ADDS to the suspense. 2y
Jinjer So when she's playing the parts of a child does she talk in a high pitch baby voice and then a deep voice for a man? 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer Not so drastically! That'd be annoying I guess Or as if you're reading for a little kid. No, a good narrator is able to change their voice in a subtle way but just enough so that you hear the difference. (edited) 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Am aaaall set for May's #buddyread. Can't wait!

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What can I say about a book that has not been said by so many others who love it. This has become an instant favorite. Story, characters, wit, humor, irony, style, that use of language, that BRILLIANT dialogue... Darcy... I'm madly deeply in love. Had to rewatch the movie right after. Had to download the English language #audiobook. Have to re-listen... re-read. Need a break now before starting something new, that's how much in awe I am ❤️

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Can't be bothered to stop listening to this wonderful book. #audiobreakfast #audiobook #audiobooklove #prideandprejudice #janeausten

Beckys_Books Lol, we are the only two to have used #audiobreakfast and both were for different Jane Austin books! 2y
Heidi2 Hahaha @Beckys_Books ! Was about time! Looooove #audiobreakfast! (and #audiolunch... #audiodinner...) Haven't read 'your' Austen book yet. Curious to hear what you think. 2y
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So I bought this very cute #germanedition mini hardcover of #prideandprejudice recently, but now decided to listen to the #audiobook nevertheless. But isn't that a beautiful little book? Interestingly, this edition (2014) and the audiobook (2005) are different translations. Not sure yet which I like better. As for the book so far: ITS BRILLIANT! I'm in love! ❤️ Anyone surprised? 😉 #janeausten

Jinjer The book is lovely! So you're not struggling with 18th century dialogue at all? That's what my problem was. Not the story itself. I was fine with the story. Good humor in it with the overly dramatic mother and all. My problem was in trying to decipher the dialogue where one sentence is practically a full paragraph. My mind didn't want to deal with that.😂 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer That was, in all seriousness, one of the most wonderful, beautiful, brilliant, books I've ever had the pleasure to read. Perfect language. Perfect dialogue. Perfect characters. Hope that answers your question. 2y
Jinjer 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Your brain is smarter than mine.😂 2y
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Five looong hours until my new #audible credit arrives and I'll be finally back in listening mode. Thank God it's a out-for-dinner with the aqua-gym girls tonight so the wait won't be sooo long 😉 #audiobookaddict Next up a classic: #prideandprejudice #austen

Jinjer Tick tick tick tock 2y
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Shortly after I stared reading I said that all characters were unlikable. Gotta change that now. First of all they are human. I think Boyle portrayed typical human nature quite well. Kinda could see the places where they came from, even the irritating ones. Some characters were more featured than others, would've liked a bit more insight into the others as well,found them a bit underwritten. Overall a good book! Some may hate the ending. Not me.

Jinjer Stacked! 2y
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There's not a single sympathetic character in that book so far. What doesn't mean it isn't good. Typical human behavior. And we all know, humans can be idiots. I like the changing chatacter perspectives. I suspect some serious drama coming up.

Jinjer What do u mean by sympathetic character please? 2y
Jinjer Name me a human who's NOT an idiot at times.🙄 2y
Jinjer Beautiful glass and candle holders!!! 2y
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Currently on page 126, so far so good. But I had to interrupt reading for running errands, going for a walk, polishing nails and making this salad. Doesn't happen when you're listening. So: next time back to #audiobook I am.

MrBook That looks delicious 😋👍🏻. 2y
Heidi2 @MrBook Thanks. That WAS delicious 😉 2y
MrBook 😆👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Jinjer @mrbook was just discussing this book with his book club! I wonder how this book about terrenauts differs from the one about argonauts. I don't know what either word means, obviously. 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer Terranauts in the novel are a bunch of scientists who live in a huge 3-acre sealed glass-compound in Arizona A terrarium, if you will, that includes five biomes: rainforest, savanna, desert, ocean, and marsh. They live there for 2 years, completely isolated from the outside world. Story is based on real events, actually.
Don't know what argonaut means.
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Jinjer Interesting! Mom & I both remember hearing about the real place. I think she and Dad still lived in Arizona when it was being built. Biosphere 2. Had to google to see WHERE in Arizona it is. Oracle down by Tucson. It's still there and it looks like you can tour it now. It's owned by university of Arizona. I hope it's a good book. 🤞 2y
Jinjer argonauts were a band of heroes in Greek mythology! Did neither of us learn anything in school????😳 2y
Heidi2 Yeah, I googled the place and saw the pics, but I didn't want to dive deeper into information about it. I'm not sure how close the author stays to the real events and I don't want to get spoiled. I'll read more about it once I'm done (which will happen one of these days).

School... what's that? Something that feels like a hundred years ago... 😑
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Let the reading weekend begin! #theterranauts #dieterranauten #germanedition #weekend

Jinjer My god that pizza looks good! 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer That's a plain Dr Oetker Mozarella pizza 😉 2y
Jinjer @Heidi2 😳Seriously? Looks fresh from a pizza parlor! 2y
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Still sealed... waiting for me, to be opened and read this upcoming weekend. After tons of #audiobooks I'll actually read a printed book again. Can't wait for a relaxing weekend reading on the couch #TheTerranauts #TCBoyle #germanedition #DieTerranauten

Jinjer That looks like a book for #topplethetome 2y
Heidi2 @Jinjer What's #topplethetome? Please enlighten me. 2y
Jinjer Uhhhh can't. I've used the wrong hashie and can't find the right one.😳😂 2y
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Jinjer Found it! #tometopple I was close! They focus on reading books that are chunksters. That one in your picture looked pretty thick. 2y
Jinjer Don't think I've ever owned a book that came sealed btw! 2y
Heidi2 New hardcovers are usually sealed over here. 2y
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Based on a True Story | Delphine de Vigan
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A friend who slowly creeps into your life and begins to influence your decisions, your personality.. your whole life. But what's real and what's fiction? An extraordinarily great book. I'm referring to the #germanedition #audible #audiobook. Awesome narrator added even more intensity!

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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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“Gil Coleman looked down from the first-floor window of the bookshop and saw his dead wife standing on the pavement below.” is what I'd call a very promising first sentence". Thought it was very well written and became more and more of a page-turner (at least figuratively speaking because I listened to the #audiobook). Sinister and with the one or other twist and turn, I definitely recommend this book.