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What book left you mentally exhausted? Or emotionally drained?

I’m too stressed and nervous and anxious and everything to choose a good photo for today, I apologize😅
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𝐮𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞:
I’m halfway through this one, and I’m so mad. Because I wanna keep reading it but I haven’t got the time and I’ve been feeling so tired and at the same time I know this book will consume a lot of my energy because of the topics, so I’ll just take my time.

Quick caption today because I have something important and complicated today and I dont wanna talk about it but hey I’ll let you know if everything goes ok. I love you guys.

The next weeks will be challenging for me. I really hope I can tell you everything about it when I succeed. In the future I wanna look back and tell myself I was being dramatic and it wasn’t that bad but today’s today.
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What book left you mentally exhausted? Or emotionally drained?

I’m too stressed and nervous and anxious and everything to choose a good photo for today, I apologize😅
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I’m halfway through this one, and I’m so mad. Because I wanna keep reading it but I haven’t got the time and I’ve been feeling so tired and at the same time I know this book will consume a lot of my energy because of the topics, so I’ll just take my time.

Quick caption today because I have something important and complicated today and I dont wanna talk about it but hey I’ll let you know if everything goes ok. I love you guys.

The next weeks will be challenging for me. I really hope I can tell you everything about it when I succeed. In the future I wanna look back and tell myself I was being dramatic and it wasn’t that bad but today’s today.
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#books #book #booksbooksbooks #bibliophile #fredrikbackman #beartown #bookish #bookstagram #booklover #booknerd #reading #currentlyreading #instareads #instabooks #read #hockey #hockeylife #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookphotography #photography #instagood #picoftheday

Score: 4.5/5⠀
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I’d been hearing about Bear Town by Fredrick Backman for a while, but finally read it this month as part of a buddy read. It was a slow burn, but it hooked me by the 1/3 mark. Overall it’s a moving story of humanity, family, trauma, community and yes…there’s a bit of ice hockey in there.⠀
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While the first part of the book did feel a little slow, once you sink down into the character development and go with it you start to really feel what their lives are like, their point of view, and appreciate their struggles.⠀
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It is a beautifully-written book that will make you ugly cry, so be prepared for that. Even more so if you are a parent I think.⠀
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It is also wonderfully narrated as an audiobook by Marin Ireland, and you can read more about it on the blog today: http://bit.ly/beartownreview (link in bio)⠀
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It only lost half a point from me because the start was so slow.

Score: 4.5/5⠀

I’d been hearing about Bear Town by Fredrick Backman for a while, but finally read it this month as part of a buddy read. It was a slow burn, but it hooked me by the 1/3 mark. Overall it’s a moving story of humanity, family, trauma, community and yes…there’s a bit of ice hockey in there.⠀

While the first part of the book did feel a little slow, once you sink down into the character development and go with it you start to really feel what their lives are like, their point of view, and appreciate their struggles.⠀

It is a beautifully-written book that will make you ugly cry, so be prepared for that. Even more so if you are a parent I think.⠀

It is also wonderfully narrated as an audiobook by Marin Ireland, and you can read more about it on the blog today: http://bit.ly/beartownreview (link in bio)⠀

It only lost half a point from me because the start was so slow.

𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒊𝒕 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝑩𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌.. ⁣🤔
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I’m not a hockey person but I’ve heard wonderful things about this book and it’s been on my TBR for a while now. I just finished Little Secrets and LOVED all the messed up characters but need to lighten the mood up a tid bit.. Have you read Beartown yet? Is it a fairly light read or pretty emotional cause I don’t know if I can handle any more emotions.. 😂⁣
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𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒊𝒕 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝑩𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌.. ⁣🤔

I’m not a hockey person but I’ve heard wonderful things about this book and it’s been on my TBR for a while now. I just finished Little Secrets and LOVED all the messed up characters but need to lighten the mood up a tid bit.. Have you read Beartown yet? Is it a fairly light read or pretty emotional cause I don’t know if I can handle any more emotions.. 😂⁣


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Y'all, how can a hockey book be this good? I was thinking how quintessentially American this is, and then BAM! Kroner notes! Not American at all, and I was really stunned by that.  Sports culture and sports communities must share some universal quirks and problems. I'm a little over half way, and this book is just unbelievably true in ways I couldn't have imagined from hockey. 🏒🏒🏒
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Y'all, how can a hockey book be this good? I was thinking how quintessentially American this is, and then BAM! Kroner notes! Not American at all, and I was really stunned by that. Sports culture and sports communities must share some universal quirks and problems. I'm a little over half way, and this book is just unbelievably true in ways I couldn't have imagined from hockey. 🏒🏒🏒
#beartown #books #book #amreading #readersofInstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #shelfie #currentlyreading #readingtime #bookrecommendation #bookshark #discoverunder2k #instagood #instabook #igreads #fredrikbackman #typewriter #vintage #hockey

“𝙽𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚏𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚊 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢.“ - 𝐔𝐬 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐘𝗼𝐮
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𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚜𝚗’𝚝 𝚊 𝙵𝚛𝚎𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚔 𝙱𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸’𝚟𝚎 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚞𝚙 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚍𝚒𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎. .
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ .
#usagainstyou #amancalledove #brittmariewashere #mygrandmotheraskedmetotellyoushessorry #beartown #fredrikbackman #bookstagram #bookstagrammer

“𝙽𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚏𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚊 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚢.“ - 𝐔𝐬 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐘𝗼𝐮
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𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚜𝚗’𝚝 𝚊 𝙵𝚛𝚎𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚔 𝙱𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸’𝚟𝚎 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚞𝚙 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚍𝚒𝚍 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎. .
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ .
#usagainstyou #amancalledove #brittmariewashere #mygrandmotheraskedmetotellyoushessorry #beartown #fredrikbackman #bookstagram #bookstagrammer

I am literally always suggesting that everyone I know read Beartown because it is one of my all time favourite books. Yesterday of my good (IRL) friends mention that she scoured my Instagram feed looking for a review of Beartown for her (online) Bookclub discussion, only to realized that I’ve never actually posted a review at all! This was news to me! So if you really need more of a reason to read this book here it is:

REVIEW: Beartown - Fredrik Backman 5⭐️
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Backman carefully encases the most important social issues of our generation in a passionate, funny and thoughtful story about small-town hockey. Beartown should be a mandatory read across high schools in order to help shape a generation of deliberate thinkers and compassionate individuals.  This is one of the most important books that I have read in many years and I believe that it carefully brings to light issues in society that we are often more comfortable hiding under the rug.

Beartown is a story about a small town's hockey team - but more than that a small towns dream. The local hockey team is set to play in the semi-final match and has the full support of everyone in the town. The story jumps from the perspectives of players, coaches and citizens of Beartown as a way to familiarize the reader with the deeper set obstacles that face the town - obstacles which are a reflection of society as a whole.

Without giving away more than one would wish to know, I will say this: This book has the power to influence the way you think and question the way things are, all the while being entertaining, funny and quick-witted. A must read.
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I am literally always suggesting that everyone I know read Beartown because it is one of my all time favourite books. Yesterday of my good (IRL) friends mention that she scoured my Instagram feed looking for a review of Beartown for her (online) Bookclub discussion, only to realized that I’ve never actually posted a review at all! This was news to me! So if you really need more of a reason to read this book here it is:

REVIEW: Beartown - Fredrik Backman 5⭐️
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Backman carefully encases the most important social issues of our generation in a passionate, funny and thoughtful story about small-town hockey. Beartown should be a mandatory read across high schools in order to help shape a generation of deliberate thinkers and compassionate individuals. This is one of the most important books that I have read in many years and I believe that it carefully brings to light issues in society that we are often more comfortable hiding under the rug.

Beartown is a story about a small town's hockey team - but more than that a small towns dream. The local hockey team is set to play in the semi-final match and has the full support of everyone in the town. The story jumps from the perspectives of players, coaches and citizens of Beartown as a way to familiarize the reader with the deeper set obstacles that face the town - obstacles which are a reflection of society as a whole.

Without giving away more than one would wish to know, I will say this: This book has the power to influence the way you think and question the way things are, all the while being entertaining, funny and quick-witted. A must read.
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#readersofinstagram #welovebooks #goodreads #bookaddict #bookcommunity #bookgram #bookclub #bookishfeature #igreads #books #reading #tbr #currentlyreading #booktuber #bookishcanadians #readingasthetic #readwell #readingismydrug #bookpics #booksta #readinggoals #readingastherapy #beartown #fredrikbackman

“Everyone is hundred different things, but in other people’s eyes we usually get the chance to be only one of them.”
I am in awe of Fredrick Backman’s writing style and his way of being able to incorporate such heavy themes so eloquently in his stories. This amazing five star read explores anxiety, politics, family, and choices. 
I’m so glad that @orangecountyreads and I did a buddy read on this even though I cheated a little bit 🤣
#usagainstyou #bookstagram #fredrikbackman #bookworm #beartown #bibliophile #bookish #readersofinstagram #igreads #booknerd #reading #booklover #currentlyreading #bookaddict #booksofinstagram #bookaholic #hockey #socalbooksta #summerreading

“Everyone is hundred different things, but in other people’s eyes we usually get the chance to be only one of them.”
I am in awe of Fredrick Backman’s writing style and his way of being able to incorporate such heavy themes so eloquently in his stories. This amazing five star read explores anxiety, politics, family, and choices.
I’m so glad that @orangecountyreads and I did a buddy read on this even though I cheated a little bit 🤣
#usagainstyou #bookstagram #fredrikbackman #bookworm #beartown #bibliophile #bookish #readersofinstagram #igreads #booknerd #reading #booklover #currentlyreading #bookaddict #booksofinstagram #bookaholic #hockey #socalbooksta #summerreading

"The very worst events in life have that effect in family: we always remember, more sharply than anything else, the last happy moment before every thing fell apart. The second before the crash, the icecream at the gas station just before the accident, the last swim on holiday before we received the diagnosis. Our memories always force us back to those very best moments, night after night, prompting the questions: 'Could I have done anything differently? If only I'd known what was going to happen, could I have stopped it?' Everyone has a thousand wishes before a tragedy, but just one afterwards"
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This book absolutely took my breath away and left me a blubbering emotional mess. Fredrik Backman is a master story-teller who knows how to hold your attention for nearly 500 pages with simple words but complex emotions.
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It's a story of a forgotten town, beyond the forest & amidst the snow with little resources and big dreams. A town eternally down on its luck with sudden promising opportunities on the horizon until it meets a tragedy that rocks its whole community to its core. Told via diverse, multiple viewpoints of teenagers, adults & elders, the book shows varying faces of humanity, ranging from horrid to hopeful.
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Bear-town Ice Hockey team is about to qualify for the final of National tournament, with a promise to bring in investments & lime-light to the forgotten town and hence, the burden of entire community's hopes for a prosperous future resides on their shoulder. Amidst all the hype & excitement, a heinous crime takes place that ends up jeopardizing not only the hard work of years, but also the integrity & values of the town-people.
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Each page is dripping with raw human emotion. Every character's back story & their journey tugs at your heart strings. Backman tackles wide range of problems that infests the deep roots of our society like rape culture, peer pressure, bullying, elitism. He sheds light on the burdens of parenthood, power of friendship, necessity of a sense of belonging and hardships of standing alone on the right but difficult path. .
This book & its characters will stay with me for a long time. Highly recommended.

"The very worst events in life have that effect in family: we always remember, more sharply than anything else, the last happy moment before every thing fell apart. The second before the crash, the icecream at the gas station just before the accident, the last swim on holiday before we received the diagnosis. Our memories always force us back to those very best moments, night after night, prompting the questions: 'Could I have done anything differently? If only I'd known what was going to happen, could I have stopped it?' Everyone has a thousand wishes before a tragedy, but just one afterwards"
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BOOK REVIEW:
This book absolutely took my breath away and left me a blubbering emotional mess. Fredrik Backman is a master story-teller who knows how to hold your attention for nearly 500 pages with simple words but complex emotions.
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It's a story of a forgotten town, beyond the forest & amidst the snow with little resources and big dreams. A town eternally down on its luck with sudden promising opportunities on the horizon until it meets a tragedy that rocks its whole community to its core. Told via diverse, multiple viewpoints of teenagers, adults & elders, the book shows varying faces of humanity, ranging from horrid to hopeful.
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Bear-town Ice Hockey team is about to qualify for the final of National tournament, with a promise to bring in investments & lime-light to the forgotten town and hence, the burden of entire community's hopes for a prosperous future resides on their shoulder. Amidst all the hype & excitement, a heinous crime takes place that ends up jeopardizing not only the hard work of years, but also the integrity & values of the town-people.
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Each page is dripping with raw human emotion. Every character's back story & their journey tugs at your heart strings. Backman tackles wide range of problems that infests the deep roots of our society like rape culture, peer pressure, bullying, elitism. He sheds light on the burdens of parenthood, power of friendship, necessity of a sense of belonging and hardships of standing alone on the right but difficult path. .
This book & its characters will stay with me for a long time. Highly recommended.

💛Things will be ok again- I promise💛
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I hope everyone is ok, staying safe and following the guidelines for your area. 😘
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I find although I can’t go anywhere (still working but from home), I can’t seem to get into reading... I just feel a bit on edge and lost.  But I’m trying my best to get back into a routine as I think this will help! I don’t think it helps that I’m currently reading “Mein kampf” 🤨. Maybe not an ideal book of choice! 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️
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I am thankful for our NHS staff who will soon be working flat out saving lives.  Absolute heroes ❤️. Also thinking of the other people who still have to work in other “frontline areas”. Without you this would be a lot harder. ❤️
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What are you currently doing to keep your spirits up in this hard time?  What are you currently reading? Also.. if you have any great TV recommendations that would be great! 😍  Love to you all 💛💛. .
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#glasgow #stayathome #thehuntingparty #petsemetary #beartown #thecruelprince #stephenking #hollyblack #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookalicious #bookcommunity #booksbooksbooks #bookstack #readingchallenge #bookish #mylibrary #readingisfundamental #readingisfun #fictionbooks #booknerd #readingislife #girlswhoread #tbr #bookselfie #bibleverse #bookstagrammer #bookhaul #bookaesthetic #bedroomdecor

💛Things will be ok again- I promise💛
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I hope everyone is ok, staying safe and following the guidelines for your area. 😘
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I find although I can’t go anywhere (still working but from home), I can’t seem to get into reading... I just feel a bit on edge and lost. But I’m trying my best to get back into a routine as I think this will help! I don’t think it helps that I’m currently reading “Mein kampf” 🤨. Maybe not an ideal book of choice! 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️
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I am thankful for our NHS staff who will soon be working flat out saving lives. Absolute heroes ❤️. Also thinking of the other people who still have to work in other “frontline areas”. Without you this would be a lot harder. ❤️
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What are you currently doing to keep your spirits up in this hard time? What are you currently reading? Also.. if you have any great TV recommendations that would be great! 😍 Love to you all 💛💛. .
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#glasgow #stayathome #thehuntingparty #petsemetary #beartown #thecruelprince #stephenking #hollyblack #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookalicious #bookcommunity #booksbooksbooks #bookstack #readingchallenge #bookish #mylibrary #readingisfundamental #readingisfun #fictionbooks #booknerd #readingislife #girlswhoread #tbr #bookselfie #bibleverse #bookstagrammer #bookhaul #bookaesthetic #bedroomdecor

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Starting off June with a comfort lunch, because this book is gonna be tough. I read Beartown exactly a year ago, and the visceral reaction l had to it has lingered. I'm not sure l ever would have picked up its sequel, Us Against You, if not for a book challenge category that called for a book about sports. 
Wish me luck.

Starting off June with a comfort lunch, because this book is gonna be tough. I read Beartown exactly a year ago, and the visceral reaction l had to it has lingered. I'm not sure l ever would have picked up its sequel, Us Against You, if not for a book challenge category that called for a book about sports.
Wish me luck.

Re-reading Beartown before jumping into Us Against You for book club! Except, I’m listening to it this time instead of reading a physical copy since I don’t own this one.
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#beartown #fredrikbackman #currentlylisteningto #audible #audiobook #hockey #bookstagram

Re-reading Beartown before jumping into Us Against You for book club! Except, I’m listening to it this time instead of reading a physical copy since I don’t own this one.
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#beartown #fredrikbackman #currentlylisteningto #audible #audiobook #hockey #bookstagram

*SWIPE LEFT* Reading a book about the love for a sport, thinking of the night about the love for another sport. 
1 year to @liverpoolfc winning the Champions League; few weeks to them winning the Premier League. 
What are your favorite sports themed books/movies/TV shows? (P)
#beartown #liverpool

*SWIPE LEFT* Reading a book about the love for a sport, thinking of the night about the love for another sport.
1 year to @liverpoolfc winning the Champions League; few weeks to them winning the Premier League.
What are your favorite sports themed books/movies/TV shows? (P)
#beartown #liverpool

✨ may wrap-up ✨

Read some great books this month and had an amazing Book Club night for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Even jumped on the romance book train! .
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Bear Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Beach Read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Winter Garden ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Bromance Book Club ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ .
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How was your month of May?
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#readwell#readwellreviews#maywrapup#maywrapup2020#beartown#beachread#wintergarden#thesevenhusbandsofevelynhugo#thebromancebookclub#monthlyreview#booksharks#bookworm#ilovebooks#mondayreads

✨ may wrap-up ✨

Read some great books this month and had an amazing Book Club night for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Even jumped on the romance book train! .
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Bear Town ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Beach Read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Winter Garden ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Bromance Book Club ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ .
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How was your month of May?
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#readwell #readwellreviews #maywrapup #maywrapup2020 #beartown #beachread #wintergarden #thesevenhusbandsofevelynhugo #thebromancebookclub #monthlyreview #booksharks #bookworm #ilovebooks #mondayreads

Hot dog or leg? 🌭 ⠀
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Sunny lunchbreak featuring #Beartown by #FredrikBackman today. Heard so much good stuff about this book so keen to see if it lives up to da hype ⠀
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I think it’s about a town obsessed with their hockey team and what happens when one of the players assaults a woman. Obviously quite a difficult topic but I’m definitely interested and I’ve heard great things about his writing/the translator. ⠀
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#AmReading #Feelgoodathon

Hot dog or leg? 🌭 ⠀

Sunny lunchbreak featuring #Beartown by #FredrikBackman today. Heard so much good stuff about this book so keen to see if it lives up to da hype ⠀

I think it’s about a town obsessed with their hockey team and what happens when one of the players assaults a woman. Obviously quite a difficult topic but I’m definitely interested and I’ve heard great things about his writing/the translator. ⠀

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#AmReading #Feelgoodathon

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I’ve not yet decided when the library will be starting drop in sessions as of yet. Hoped September but who knows.⠀
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In the mean time I am still running doorstop hires & online consultations.⠀
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Please get in touch if you need help with anything or would like to hire! ⠀
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J U N E ⠀

I’ve not yet decided when the library will be starting drop in sessions as of yet. Hoped September but who knows.⠀

In the mean time I am still running doorstop hires & online consultations.⠀

Please get in touch if you need help with anything or would like to hire! ⠀

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Finished Beartown today 🎧 I ignored my kids a lot with my earbuds in because I liked the story so much. It was not at all what I thought it would be! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (my first five star book in years! 😱) I just found out that there’s a sequel, too! #beartown #fivestarbook

Finished Beartown today 🎧 I ignored my kids a lot with my earbuds in because I liked the story so much. It was not at all what I thought it would be! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (my first five star book in years! 😱) I just found out that there’s a sequel, too! #beartown #fivestarbook

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LaLuna 🌙책방

달의 날 하루 활짝 열어둘게요!
언어를 사랑하는 책방지기의
두 언어 이야기를 들으러
그리고 마음 속 이야기를 들려주러
언제든 놀러오세요
마치 라디오에 사연을 보내듯
DM으로 이야기 나눠주셔도 좋아요
기다릴게요🌿
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June's Book @LaLuna is
Beartown
by Fredrik Backman🌿

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LaLuna 🌙책방

달의 날 하루 활짝 열어둘게요!
언어를 사랑하는 책방지기의
두 언어 이야기를 들으러
그리고 마음 속 이야기를 들려주러
언제든 놀러오세요
마치 라디오에 사연을 보내듯
DM으로 이야기 나눠주셔도 좋아요
기다릴게요🌿
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LaLuna_a book curating station
open every moon🌙day

June's Book @LaLuna is
Beartown
by Fredrik Backman🌿

“𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁.” ― 𝗘𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝘆.
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Here’s hoping that June allows me to enjoy books that have been on my #tbrlist. May was a difficult month for me to sit down and really focus, @audible was my salvation. Hopefully June is good to me. 💕
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#tbrlist #junebookchallenge #books
#bookstagram #bookbabe #bookbossbabes #bookjunkie #daisyandthesix #mindykaling #carlosruizzafon #taylorjenkinsreid #michaelrobotham #fredrikbackman #beartown #goodgirlbadgirl #theprisonerofheaven #iseveryonehangingoutwithoutme

“𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁.” ― 𝗘𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝘆.


Here’s hoping that June allows me to enjoy books that have been on my #tbrlist . May was a difficult month for me to sit down and really focus, @audible was my salvation. Hopefully June is good to me. 💕


What books are you most excited to read? 📚
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#tbrlist #junebookchallenge #books
#bookstagram #bookbabe #bookbossbabes #bookjunkie #daisyandthesix #mindykaling #carlosruizzafon #taylorjenkinsreid #michaelrobotham #fredrikbackman #beartown #goodgirlbadgirl #theprisonerofheaven #iseveryonehangingoutwithoutme

My Monthly Wrap Up.  There’s a small possibility of me finishing another today but it’s unlikely.  Total this month: 11.  Lots of good ones this month.  Hard to pick a favorite. 📚
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What was your favorite  read this month?  Maybe I’ll add it to my tbr list! 
#maywrapup #bookreviews #bookrecommendations #happyandyouknowit #writersandlovers #theboyfriendproject #redwhiteandroyalblue #beartown #theexwife #thepatient #thedry #laddertothesky #thedutchwife #theknockoutqueen #bookstagram #bookofthemonthclub #botm #booksofinstagram #booklover #bookworms #bookaholic #bookaddict

My Monthly Wrap Up. There’s a small possibility of me finishing another today but it’s unlikely. Total this month: 11. Lots of good ones this month. Hard to pick a favorite. 📚
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Physical Book-7
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What was your favorite read this month? Maybe I’ll add it to my tbr list!
#maywrapup #bookreviews #bookrecommendations #happyandyouknowit #writersandlovers #theboyfriendproject #redwhiteandroyalblue #beartown #theexwife #thepatient #thedry #laddertothesky #thedutchwife #theknockoutqueen #bookstagram #bookofthemonthclub #botm #booksofinstagram #booklover #bookworms #bookaholic #bookaddict

June hopefuls... #onceuponariver with our Historical Fiction buddies. 
#BearTown #readalong with @r4ch4elreads and #TheGuestList with @ourbacklistbookclub then  finally #TheKeeperofLostThings as a bonus read with #womenwinewitbuddyread @womenwinewit 
A few solo reads @jothomasauthor #AWinterBeneaththeStars one of my fave authors, always in safe hands with Jo Thomas. And @paigetoonauthor #5yearsfromnow

#bookstagram #bookishlove #bookishlife #buddyreads #bookgroups #june2020 #birthdaymonthbegins

June hopefuls... #onceuponariver with our Historical Fiction buddies.
#BearTown #readalong with @r4ch4elreads and #TheGuestList with @ourbacklistbookclub then finally #TheKeeperofLostThings as a bonus read with #womenwinewitbuddyread @womenwinewit
A few solo reads @jothomasauthor #AWinterBeneaththeStars one of my fave authors, always in safe hands with Jo Thomas. And @paigetoonauthor #5yearsfromnow

#bookstagram #bookishlove #bookishlife #buddyreads #bookgroups #june2020 #birthdaymonthbegins

"We love winners, even though they're very rarely particularly likeable people. They're almost always obsessive and selfish and inconsiderate. That doesn't matter. We forgive them. We like them while they're winning."

"We love winners, even though they're very rarely particularly likeable people. They're almost always obsessive and selfish and inconsiderate. That doesn't matter. We forgive them. We like them while they're winning."

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@biblioberg sent me this book in the mail, & I'm tearing through it! I read #Beartown & #UsAgainstYou a while back, & loved @backmansk's writing. Britt-Marie Was Here is no exception! It's quirky, funny, heartwarming, and just perfect for my mood lately. ⚽🙂
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Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I've been super busy & productive over here with house projects! 🏠🛠️
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Q: What are you currently reading? 📖

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@biblioberg sent me this book in the mail, & I'm tearing through it! I read #Beartown & #UsAgainstYou a while back, & loved @backmansk 's writing. Britt-Marie Was Here is no exception! It's quirky, funny, heartwarming, and just perfect for my mood lately. ⚽🙂
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Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I've been super busy & productive over here with house projects! 🏠🛠️
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Q: What are you currently reading? 📖

Quarantine Book 2 in 2 Days: #WeShouldAllBeFeminists. My students know I am a huge fan of #ChimimandaNgoziAdichie, so they won’t be surprised to see this post. I also thought this would pair well with #Beartown, which I finished yesterday. Adapted from her fantastic TedTalk (which you should check out!), this book/essay highlights why people bristle at the term “feminism.” If you can get past the connotation behind that word, you’ll find a compelling argument about gender roles (both men and women!), challenging the status quo, and, most importantly: not believing that the idea that “we’ve come so far” is good enough. We should always strive to be better humans. Though she makes a point to keep it about gender, the same could be said about the racial tensions in our country right now. With a powerful writing style and a distinct voice, I cannot recommend Adichie more - I strive to write with 1% of her ability someday. #readingiscool #knowledgeispower #magrathtag

Quarantine Book 2 in 2 Days: #WeShouldAllBeFeminists . My students know I am a huge fan of #ChimimandaNgoziAdichie , so they won’t be surprised to see this post. I also thought this would pair well with #Beartown , which I finished yesterday. Adapted from her fantastic TedTalk (which you should check out!), this book/essay highlights why people bristle at the term “feminism.” If you can get past the connotation behind that word, you’ll find a compelling argument about gender roles (both men and women!), challenging the status quo, and, most importantly: not believing that the idea that “we’ve come so far” is good enough. We should always strive to be better humans. Though she makes a point to keep it about gender, the same could be said about the racial tensions in our country right now. With a powerful writing style and a distinct voice, I cannot recommend Adichie more - I strive to write with 1% of her ability someday. #readingiscool #knowledgeispower #magrathtag

Let's talk about one of the best books I've ever read. It's amazing how Backman is able to deliver so much emotion with such simple words. Everything in this book feels real. It's character driven and I've heard people say it's a slow start, but that's what I love about it. You get to know the characters really well. All of them are complex and there are so many layers to every individual story. I felt their pain. So if you've not read it yet, give this book a try.
And if you have any book recommendations that are similar to Beartown, please let me know.
#beartown #fredrikbackman #bookstagram #bookreview

Let's talk about one of the best books I've ever read. It's amazing how Backman is able to deliver so much emotion with such simple words. Everything in this book feels real. It's character driven and I've heard people say it's a slow start, but that's what I love about it. You get to know the characters really well. All of them are complex and there are so many layers to every individual story. I felt their pain. So if you've not read it yet, give this book a try.
And if you have any book recommendations that are similar to Beartown, please let me know.
#beartown #fredrikbackman #bookstagram #bookreview

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I actually read Beartown a while ago, but since I just finished Us Against You (the sequel to Beartown) I wanted to post a review of Beartown first. ⁣
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I don’t have the adequate words to express how much I loved this book. It is quite possibly my favorite book, not only of that year, but of all time.⁣
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No one else writes quite like Backman. His love for humanity shows so clearly through his writing. ⁣
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There are so.many powerful moments packed into just a little over 400 pages. I read Beartown so.slowly b/c Backman’s work should be savored. ⁣
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I fell in love with almost every character Backman crafted. They were flawed and amazing.⁣
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Never have I read a book where I constantly reread lines and wanted to underline or write them down, they were so simple, yet poignant. Quiet and deep. ⁣
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In fact, I plan on rereading both Beartown and Us Against You just to jot down many of my favorite quotes from them.⁣
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Although you don’t have to read Beartown before Us Against You, I HIGHLY recommend you read them in order. It enhances the experience and reading them out of order will lead to some spoilers, and no one wants that!⁣
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Beartown gets a heartfelt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5) for me.⁣

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I actually read Beartown a while ago, but since I just finished Us Against You (the sequel to Beartown) I wanted to post a review of Beartown first. ⁣

I don’t have the adequate words to express how much I loved this book. It is quite possibly my favorite book, not only of that year, but of all time.⁣

No one else writes quite like Backman. His love for humanity shows so clearly through his writing. ⁣

There are so.many powerful moments packed into just a little over 400 pages. I read Beartown so.slowly b/c Backman’s work should be savored. ⁣

I fell in love with almost every character Backman crafted. They were flawed and amazing.⁣

Never have I read a book where I constantly reread lines and wanted to underline or write them down, they were so simple, yet poignant. Quiet and deep. ⁣

In fact, I plan on rereading both Beartown and Us Against You just to jot down many of my favorite quotes from them.⁣

Although you don’t have to read Beartown before Us Against You, I HIGHLY recommend you read them in order. It enhances the experience and reading them out of order will lead to some spoilers, and no one wants that!⁣

Beartown gets a heartfelt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5) for me.⁣

Happy Saturday my friends!⁣
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It’s a gorgeous day here in Maine and I was up watering my plants first thing and now sitting on the deck in the sun with my coffee. It doesn’t get any better than that.⁣
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My #bakersdozenbookstababes spoiled me recently! I received some of these books for my birthday and some from @pupsplantsandplotlines for our bookswap! See any favorites? Where should I start?⁣
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What are your weekend plans?⁣
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#bookfriends #bookfriendsarethebestfriends #bookswap #birthdaygifts #birthdaymonth #birthdaybooks #prettythings #janellebrown #beartown #fredrickbackman #sayyoustillloveme #katucker #thefamiliardark #amyengel #jarofhearts #jenniferhillier #thriller #thrillerbooks #literature #lit #litfic #literaryfiction #bookreviewer #bookcollector #mylibrary

Happy Saturday my friends!⁣

It’s a gorgeous day here in Maine and I was up watering my plants first thing and now sitting on the deck in the sun with my coffee. It doesn’t get any better than that.⁣

My #bakersdozenbookstababes spoiled me recently! I received some of these books for my birthday and some from @pupsplantsandplotlines for our bookswap! See any favorites? Where should I start?⁣

What are your weekend plans?⁣

#bookfriends #bookfriendsarethebestfriends #bookswap #birthdaygifts #birthdaymonth #birthdaybooks #prettythings #janellebrown #beartown #fredrickbackman #sayyoustillloveme #katucker #thefamiliardark #amyengel #jarofhearts #jenniferhillier #thriller #thrillerbooks #literature #lit #litfic #literaryfiction #bookreviewer #bookcollector #mylibrary

Book 80 of 2020
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
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What can I say but wow!
I was so dubious about this one as I didn't know alot about it apart from that it's a favourite of @pages.for.sanity. It's not something I would have picked up without being nudged to do so but boy am I glad I did.
This book has a very slow start but you need to keep going as it sets the story up so beautifully. You need to see and feel what Hockey means to this town. Even with the slow start I was totally absorbed in this story. Backman has such a beautiful way of writing that really draws you in and makes you question so much along the way. It made for quite hard emotional reading at times as it covers a hard topic and I found myself having to pause every now and then to take it in. I would highly recommend this book to anyone
#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #ilovetoread #readingismyhappyzone #readingismyescape #relax #booktime #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict #books #bookstamums #goodreads #readersofinstagram #reading #bookishlovegroup #mummiesreadingclub #bookstagramcommunity #BookCommunity #Bookstagrammer #chapterchangers #fredrikbackman #beartown

Book 80 of 2020
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
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BOOK REVIEW
What can I say but wow!
I was so dubious about this one as I didn't know alot about it apart from that it's a favourite of @pages.for.sanity . It's not something I would have picked up without being nudged to do so but boy am I glad I did.
This book has a very slow start but you need to keep going as it sets the story up so beautifully. You need to see and feel what Hockey means to this town. Even with the slow start I was totally absorbed in this story. Backman has such a beautiful way of writing that really draws you in and makes you question so much along the way. It made for quite hard emotional reading at times as it covers a hard topic and I found myself having to pause every now and then to take it in. I would highly recommend this book to anyone
#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookish #ilovetoread #readingismyhappyzone #readingismyescape #relax #booktime #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict #books #bookstamums #goodreads #readersofinstagram #reading #bookishlovegroup #mummiesreadingclub #bookstagramcommunity #BookCommunity #Bookstagrammer #chapterchangers #fredrikbackman #beartown

Back in 2017 my friends and I decided to start a book club. Back then we would split up a book over 4 weeks, and meet to discuss every Wednesday night. Our format is a little different these days, but we still meet!
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Bear Town was one of our top picks a couple years ago, and still holds a special place in all our hearts 🖤 Gritty and captivating, the story tells about a small town where hockey is a way of life, and "all the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys." 🏒
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⚠️ A word of warning, there are trigger situations that are incredibly uncomfortable, so I fully understand if someone chooses not to read. But, this book has an amazing story to tell and led to a lot of really great discussion questions at book club. 🗣
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Anyone else in a book club? Or, as ours is also known as, a wine club with a book problem? 🍷📚
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#bambamreads #bookstagram #readersofig #quarantinereads #quaranreads #bibliophile #books #duology #fredrikbackman #beartown #adultfiction #usagainstyou #wineandbooks #booksandwine

Back in 2017 my friends and I decided to start a book club. Back then we would split up a book over 4 weeks, and meet to discuss every Wednesday night. Our format is a little different these days, but we still meet!
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Bear Town was one of our top picks a couple years ago, and still holds a special place in all our hearts 🖤 Gritty and captivating, the story tells about a small town where hockey is a way of life, and "all the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys." 🏒
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⚠️ A word of warning, there are trigger situations that are incredibly uncomfortable, so I fully understand if someone chooses not to read. But, this book has an amazing story to tell and led to a lot of really great discussion questions at book club. 🗣
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Anyone else in a book club? Or, as ours is also known as, a wine club with a book problem? 🍷📚
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#bambamreads #bookstagram #readersofig #quarantinereads #quaranreads #bibliophile #books #duology #fredrikbackman #beartown #adultfiction #usagainstyou #wineandbooks #booksandwine

🌞📖Just popping in to say that I think I have entered the zone of Beartown where it is going to punch me in the face like you all have been warning me! 📖🌞
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All I can say so far is the writing is 👌and I am enjoying it so far! .
Hope you all have a great weekend! We are in for some thunderstorms ⛈️🌩️
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❓Random question: do you have a favorite animal❓ Leave the emoji if there is one! I have a few favs 🐖🐄🦛🐘 apparently all the round things 🤣
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#weekendreading #weekendreads #friyayvibes #bibliophile #bookworm #beartown #fredrikbackman #currentlyreading #mayreads #summerreading #maytbr #bookishladiesclub #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #gorgeousday #whatareyoureading #igreads #readersofinstagram #readersunite #quarantinereads

🌞📖Just popping in to say that I think I have entered the zone of Beartown where it is going to punch me in the face like you all have been warning me! 📖🌞
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All I can say so far is the writing is 👌and I am enjoying it so far! .
Hope you all have a great weekend! We are in for some thunderstorms ⛈️🌩️
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❓Random question: do you have a favorite animal❓ Leave the emoji if there is one! I have a few favs 🐖🐄🦛🐘 apparently all the round things 🤣
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#weekendreading #weekendreads #friyayvibes #bibliophile #bookworm #beartown #fredrikbackman #currentlyreading #mayreads #summerreading #maytbr #bookishladiesclub #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #gorgeousday #whatareyoureading #igreads #readersofinstagram #readersunite #quarantinereads

Time for a #pengwynsleepstack after a long couple of weeks! 😴 .
😴A book that has my 𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞 bookish crush | Elliot from Love and Other Words is man goals!
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😴A book that I’ve been 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡𝕚𝕟𝕘 on | Eleanor Oliphant! Like Kaylee, I promise I’m going to read this!
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😴A book that I’m 𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕘 of being adapted | This is How It Always Is! I wanna see this beautiful family come to life!
. 😴A book that left me 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 because I can’t stop thinking about it | Beartown! Who could ever stop thinking about Beartown?
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😴A book that put me to 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡 | Winter Garden! I loved this book in the end but it took me two months to get through the first 200 pages 😧!
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Thanks for the fun challenge @literarypengwyns ! I am sending you and Isla sleepy vibes!
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What’s a book you’ve lost sleep over?
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#bookstackchallenge #girlswhoread #bookstack #sleepyvibes #fridaynightvibes #tgif #myweekendisallbooked #booksharks #loveandotherwords #eleanoroliphantiscompletelyfine #thisishowitalwaysis #beartown #wintergarden #booksirecommend #amazingbooks #mustreadbooks #bibliophile #bookworm #amreading #readersofig #bookstagram

Time for a #pengwynsleepstack after a long couple of weeks! 😴 .
😴A book that has my 𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞 bookish crush | Elliot from Love and Other Words is man goals!
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😴A book that I’ve been 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡𝕚𝕟𝕘 on | Eleanor Oliphant! Like Kaylee, I promise I’m going to read this!
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😴A book that I’m 𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕘 of being adapted | This is How It Always Is! I wanna see this beautiful family come to life!
. 😴A book that left me 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 because I can’t stop thinking about it | Beartown! Who could ever stop thinking about Beartown?
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😴A book that put me to 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡 | Winter Garden! I loved this book in the end but it took me two months to get through the first 200 pages 😧!
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Thanks for the fun challenge @literarypengwyns ! I am sending you and Isla sleepy vibes!
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What’s a book you’ve lost sleep over?
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#bookstackchallenge #girlswhoread #bookstack #sleepyvibes #fridaynightvibes #tgif #myweekendisallbooked #booksharks #loveandotherwords #eleanoroliphantiscompletelyfine #thisishowitalwaysis #beartown #wintergarden #booksirecommend #amazingbooks #mustreadbooks #bibliophile #bookworm #amreading #readersofig #bookstagram

Quarantine Book Whatever: #BearTown by #FredrikBackman, a “dark contemporary” novel that’ll fill you with a ton of different emotions. I went into this with no expectations, no idea what it was about, and I suggest you do the same (I won’t spoil anything). I found this strangely topical, given what’s going on in the U.S. (though this story doesn’t take place here). We’re dealing with institutional issues and Beartown takes a different avenue to show how societies will overlook certain things they deem important. I found myself at odds because I felt like this could’ve easily been adapted to football in America (rather than hockey in Sweden). Then it hit me: when you pay attention to some of the news coming out of college football, we have seen this story. And we will continue to until we make institutional changes. I’m not trying to be political, I’m just pointing out that we can be better human beings. There are plenty of other reasons to like this book, too, but I’m running out of room. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ from me because of an enthralling story and a fantastic ending. #readingiscool #knowledgeispower #magrathtag

Quarantine Book Whatever: #BearTown by #FredrikBackman , a “dark contemporary” novel that’ll fill you with a ton of different emotions. I went into this with no expectations, no idea what it was about, and I suggest you do the same (I won’t spoil anything). I found this strangely topical, given what’s going on in the U.S. (though this story doesn’t take place here). We’re dealing with institutional issues and Beartown takes a different avenue to show how societies will overlook certain things they deem important. I found myself at odds because I felt like this could’ve easily been adapted to football in America (rather than hockey in Sweden). Then it hit me: when you pay attention to some of the news coming out of college football, we have seen this story. And we will continue to until we make institutional changes. I’m not trying to be political, I’m just pointing out that we can be better human beings. There are plenty of other reasons to like this book, too, but I’m running out of room. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ from me because of an enthralling story and a fantastic ending. #readingiscool #knowledgeispower #magrathtag

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Beartown is the story of a Swedish youth league ice hockey team and its fraught place in a small, declining forest town. The team have reached the national semi-final and while they want to win for victory's sake and their futures' promise, the entire community of adults in Beartown hope a win will bring them national glory and recognition, as well as economic revival. In a similar vein to Friday Night Lights, in Beartown a community's favourite sport has permeated every crack and crevice of its town. The people live and breathe hockey, and the importance of winning has been bred into the children now holding the hockey sticks. All hope lays on the surface of the ice rink built by the men who built the town and it isn't long before the shoulders of the teenage boys that hope rests upon, begin to shake. The semi-final game is a catalyst for a party, which is a catalyst for an act of rape, which becomes the basis for this story. With a young girl traumatised, a family grieving and a town in absolute turmoil, every single character is suddenly affected, and faced with a decision on which the town's future depends.
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This novel is full of beautiful, tender moments: moments between parents and their children, between spouses and partners, and between friends. In particular, there is a delicate and sensitive handling of teenage, closeted homosexuality, and an honest and gentle exploration of life after the loss of a child. The passages around the latter, especially, are expertly reflected, and while they may get lost for some readers in the descriptions of hockey and the passion it evokes, it is in this writing that Backman truly shines.
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Beartown is a profoundly moving story of hope in a small community of people brought together by hockey; of the secrets and actions that can tear a town apart and the courage it takes to go against the grain. It is a powerful and insightful analysis of the psychological phenomenon of groupthink, and a remarkable evocation of some truly memorable characters. Highly recommended.

|| r e v i e w || A sports novel with real heart.
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Beartown is the story of a Swedish youth league ice hockey team and its fraught place in a small, declining forest town. The team have reached the national semi-final and while they want to win for victory's sake and their futures' promise, the entire community of adults in Beartown hope a win will bring them national glory and recognition, as well as economic revival. In a similar vein to Friday Night Lights, in Beartown a community's favourite sport has permeated every crack and crevice of its town. The people live and breathe hockey, and the importance of winning has been bred into the children now holding the hockey sticks. All hope lays on the surface of the ice rink built by the men who built the town and it isn't long before the shoulders of the teenage boys that hope rests upon, begin to shake. The semi-final game is a catalyst for a party, which is a catalyst for an act of rape, which becomes the basis for this story. With a young girl traumatised, a family grieving and a town in absolute turmoil, every single character is suddenly affected, and faced with a decision on which the town's future depends.
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This novel is full of beautiful, tender moments: moments between parents and their children, between spouses and partners, and between friends. In particular, there is a delicate and sensitive handling of teenage, closeted homosexuality, and an honest and gentle exploration of life after the loss of a child. The passages around the latter, especially, are expertly reflected, and while they may get lost for some readers in the descriptions of hockey and the passion it evokes, it is in this writing that Backman truly shines.
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Beartown is a profoundly moving story of hope in a small community of people brought together by hockey; of the secrets and actions that can tear a town apart and the courage it takes to go against the grain. It is a powerful and insightful analysis of the psychological phenomenon of groupthink, and a remarkable evocation of some truly memorable characters. Highly recommended.

Title of this picture: Best Contemporary Novel I Have Ever Read In A House Plant Because: Aesthetic 
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman is literally one of the best stories that I have ever read. The story follows several characters in an obscure town in the middle of nowhere that just so happens to worship Hockey. It explores team dynamic, the pitfalls of leadership, small town culture, dreams, peer pressure, generational and societal pressure, the definition of success, what it means to be a team, the pitfalls of toxic masculinity, and more. This story will give you everything all the while making you think that you’re reading a story about hockey. It is truly one of the most compelling and thought provoking stories that I have read in a long time. Backman is a literal genius who knows just when to end a chapter to make you feel like if you don’t get started on the next one immediately than you might quite literally die. Fantastically told story by a wonderful author.  #booklover #booknerd #bookstagram #bookaesthetic #beartown #fredrikbackman #futureclassic #hockey #contemporarynovels #bookreview #booklove

Title of this picture: Best Contemporary Novel I Have Ever Read In A House Plant Because: Aesthetic
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman is literally one of the best stories that I have ever read. The story follows several characters in an obscure town in the middle of nowhere that just so happens to worship Hockey. It explores team dynamic, the pitfalls of leadership, small town culture, dreams, peer pressure, generational and societal pressure, the definition of success, what it means to be a team, the pitfalls of toxic masculinity, and more. This story will give you everything all the while making you think that you’re reading a story about hockey. It is truly one of the most compelling and thought provoking stories that I have read in a long time. Backman is a literal genius who knows just when to end a chapter to make you feel like if you don’t get started on the next one immediately than you might quite literally die. Fantastically told story by a wonderful author. #booklover #booknerd #bookstagram #bookaesthetic #beartown #fredrikbackman #futureclassic #hockey #contemporarynovels #bookreview #booklove

Just wanted to show off my #bookstack / latest Amazon #bookhaul! I recently asked for some recommendations for new books to read and these were the responses. I’m very hopeful, I’ve heard such great things about all of these books so I’m excited to dig into them. . .😅whenever that might be. My #tbr list keeps getting longer and longer. I can’t be alone - does anyone else have this problem? Impulsively buying more and more books when you know you have so many waiting for you?
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QOTD: Has anyone read any of the books in this #bookstacks? Personal favorites, thoughts, likes, dislikes? I’d love to hear!
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksta #booksofinstagram #booklover #tbr #maytbr #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #reading #read #books #book #booksbooksbooks #englishliterature #beartown #thetigerswife #thenightingale #thehistoryoflove #thepostmortal

Just wanted to show off my #bookstack / latest Amazon #bookhaul ! I recently asked for some recommendations for new books to read and these were the responses. I’m very hopeful, I’ve heard such great things about all of these books so I’m excited to dig into them. . .😅whenever that might be. My #tbr list keeps getting longer and longer. I can’t be alone - does anyone else have this problem? Impulsively buying more and more books when you know you have so many waiting for you?
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QOTD: Has anyone read any of the books in this #bookstacks ? Personal favorites, thoughts, likes, dislikes? I’d love to hear!
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksta #booksofinstagram #booklover #tbr #maytbr #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #reading #read #books #book #booksbooksbooks #englishliterature #beartown #thetigerswife #thenightingale #thehistoryoflove #thepostmortal

P A S S  M E  T H E  W I N E ⠀
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I am an only child & I LOVE it! But, what this means is that I am in no way familiar with sibling fights. In fact some days I’m left quite speechless & wide eyed at how my living room can get transformed into a wrestling ring in a matter of seconds. ⠀
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I actually find myself checking with friends who have brothers & sisters & kids with similar ages to see if the behaviour of my children (which sometimes resembles that of a couple of minions) is normal. Apparently it is. ⠀
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It reassures me until 5 minutes later when the next fight is breaks out.⠀
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There is nothing like a disagreement between my boys that stresses me out more. I just don’t know how to deal with it! I’ve decided from now on, that unless one of them is getting seriously hurt, I’m leaving them to it. Let them sort it out themselves & so far it is actually working. Eventually one of them apologies & they end up making up & hugging. ⠀
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Sometimes I can see that the trigger for my eldest is that he needs his own space & in that case I’ll try to keep my youngest away for a while so they can both cool off. But they’re like magnets & soon they’re back in each other’s pockets! ⠀
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It makes me wonder though if we as adults step in a little too much & children, whether siblings or even friends, don’t learn to regulate because we do all the working out for them. ⠀
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What’s your thoughts? Do you leave them to it or separate them? Do you have fighters at home or do you have children that are at peace with one another? ⠀
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#closeenoughtokiss #ticksguidlines #localbusiness #smallbusiness #beartown ⠀
#congletonbabywearers #beartownbabies #personalisedadvice  #wearallthebabies #icanhelp #carryingincongleton #socialdistancing #babywearing #brilliantbabywearingbusiness #leek #biddulph #staffordshiremoorlands #cheshireeast #crewe #zoom #cheshirebabies #cheshire #congleton #staysafe #localbusiness #congletonbusiness

P A S S M E T H E W I N E ⠀

I am an only child & I LOVE it! But, what this means is that I am in no way familiar with sibling fights. In fact some days I’m left quite speechless & wide eyed at how my living room can get transformed into a wrestling ring in a matter of seconds. ⠀

I actually find myself checking with friends who have brothers & sisters & kids with similar ages to see if the behaviour of my children (which sometimes resembles that of a couple of minions) is normal. Apparently it is. ⠀

It reassures me until 5 minutes later when the next fight is breaks out.⠀

There is nothing like a disagreement between my boys that stresses me out more. I just don’t know how to deal with it! I’ve decided from now on, that unless one of them is getting seriously hurt, I’m leaving them to it. Let them sort it out themselves & so far it is actually working. Eventually one of them apologies & they end up making up & hugging. ⠀

Sometimes I can see that the trigger for my eldest is that he needs his own space & in that case I’ll try to keep my youngest away for a while so they can both cool off. But they’re like magnets & soon they’re back in each other’s pockets! ⠀

It makes me wonder though if we as adults step in a little too much & children, whether siblings or even friends, don’t learn to regulate because we do all the working out for them. ⠀

What’s your thoughts? Do you leave them to it or separate them? Do you have fighters at home or do you have children that are at peace with one another? ⠀

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#closeenoughtokiss #ticksguidlines #localbusiness #smallbusiness #beartown
#congletonbabywearers #beartownbabies #personalisedadvice #wearallthebabies #icanhelp #carryingincongleton #socialdistancing #babywearing #brilliantbabywearingbusiness #leek #biddulph #staffordshiremoorlands #cheshireeast #crewe #zoom #cheshirebabies #cheshire #congleton #staysafe #localbusiness #congletonbusiness

what’s your favourite character-based story/book? i’m not usually a fan of in-depth character analyses in literature because the reading tends to exhausted me, but since i dove into #beartown and #usagainstyou by #fredrikbackman i’m learning that, if the writing is well done i actually love it. so hit me up with more recommendations! 🌷

what’s your favourite character-based story/book? i’m not usually a fan of in-depth character analyses in literature because the reading tends to exhausted me, but since i dove into #beartown and #usagainstyou by #fredrikbackman i’m learning that, if the writing is well done i actually love it. so hit me up with more recommendations! 🌷

📷臉書是個超棒的回憶📷

五年前的今天,
我去美國明尼蘇達找唸書的小胖子,
兩個星期的陪伴驚喜有沒有很貼心❤
感恩小帥胖讓我有第二次去美國的機會

謝謝小胖子跟同學帶我到處玩
也謝謝臉書讓我趁機整理照片~

#在美國開車就是會常看到野生動物
#這次竟然有真實版熊大
#熊大靠柱子抓癢也太萌了
#還有成群的糜鹿跟羊
#美國開公路真的驚奇連連
#beartown 
#usa 
#america 
#美國 #美國公路之旅 #明尼蘇達

📷臉書是個超棒的回憶📷

五年前的今天,
我去美國明尼蘇達找唸書的小胖子,
兩個星期的陪伴驚喜有沒有很貼心❤
感恩小帥胖讓我有第二次去美國的機會

謝謝小胖子跟同學帶我到處玩
也謝謝臉書讓我趁機整理照片~

#在美國開車就是會常看到野生動物
#這次竟然有真實版熊大
#熊大靠柱子抓癢也太萌了
#還有成群的糜鹿跟羊
#美國開公路真的驚奇連連
#beartown
#usa
#america
#美國 #美國公路之旅 #明尼蘇達

For the perpetrator, rape lasts just a matter of minutes. For the victim, it never stops.
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Hey guys, just completed reading Beartown and I did like this but not as much as other readers clearly did. It has a long narrative structure and large cast of rotating characters, which after a while gets boring and confusing.
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Share how you liked this book, if read already..? .
Ratings- ⭐⭐⭐
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#bookstagram#indiabookstagram#bookstagramindia#books#bookblogger#goodreads#bestseller#beartown#booklover#goodreads#lovetoread#bookaholic#bookshelf#xoxo

For the perpetrator, rape lasts just a matter of minutes. For the victim, it never stops.
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Hey guys, just completed reading Beartown and I did like this but not as much as other readers clearly did. It has a long narrative structure and large cast of rotating characters, which after a while gets boring and confusing.
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Share how you liked this book, if read already..? .
Ratings- ⭐⭐⭐
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#bookstagram #indiabookstagram #bookstagramindia #books #bookblogger #goodreads #bestseller #beartown #booklover #goodreads #lovetoread #bookaholic #bookshelf #xoxo

Karo: Przeczytam tylko parę stron, żeby zobaczyć, jak wygląda polskie tłumaczenie.
Karo: *1/3 książki później* Ups.

Nie ukrywam, że obawiałam się tego tłumaczenia, bo choć sama znałam tylko inne tłumaczenie (książka jest napisana po szwedzku), byłam w nim zakochana i co niektóre fragmenty mogłam czytać zupełnie na wyrywki, a działały tak samo jak czytane po raz pierwszy w kontekście całej historii. Moje obawy szybko się jednak rozwiały, bo choć po polsku książkę czyta się na pewno inaczej niż po angielsku, to klimat tej powieści pozostaje ten sam, a czytelnikowi trudno jest się oderwać od historii, co kończy się ciągłym obiecywaniem sobie, że "jeszcze tylko jeden rozdział!". Co mnie absolutnie fascynuje, to że tak samo jak w przypadku mojego pierwszego czytania "Beartown", tak i teraz historia prześladuje mnie na okrągło, nawet w snach! Dzisiaj w nocy znowu znalazłam się na lodowisku w Bjornstad i znowu poczułam ten złowieszczy powiew na karku, zwiastujący nadchodząca tragedię.

Część książki jeszcze przede mną, bo bardzo walczę ze sobą, żeby dawkować sobie historię, a nie pędzić przez nią prosto do końca, ale już teraz mogę z pełną odpowiedzialnością - po raz nie wiem już który - polecić Wam ten tytuł. A z cudownych rzeczy, jakie zainspirowało wydanie tej książki w Polsce, muszę wspomnieć o poznaniu Ani @svenska_med_humla, dzięki której polskie wydanie Beartown w ogóle mamy i to w takiej wspaniałej formie! Ania jest tłumaczką i wykonała kawał świetnej roboty, dlatego gorąco zachęcam Was do odwiedzenia jej konta, szczególnie zaś, jeśli interesuje Was język szwedzki.

Dobrego dnia!

#bookstagram #bookstagrampl #polishbookstagram #polskiebookstagramy #bookphotography #booklove #bookslovers #czytambolubie #instabooks #ig_books #bookstagramtopasja #igreads #takczytam #bibliophile #BDloves #bookslovers #mybookfeatures #bookishfeatures #infinity_magazine_vsco #bookreader #bookgasm #booksofig #top_bookstagram #stilllife_perfection #bookhoarder #beartown #miastoniedźwiedzia #fredrikbackman #björnstad

Karo: Przeczytam tylko parę stron, żeby zobaczyć, jak wygląda polskie tłumaczenie.
Karo: *1/3 książki później* Ups.

Nie ukrywam, że obawiałam się tego tłumaczenia, bo choć sama znałam tylko inne tłumaczenie (książka jest napisana po szwedzku), byłam w nim zakochana i co niektóre fragmenty mogłam czytać zupełnie na wyrywki, a działały tak samo jak czytane po raz pierwszy w kontekście całej historii. Moje obawy szybko się jednak rozwiały, bo choć po polsku książkę czyta się na pewno inaczej niż po angielsku, to klimat tej powieści pozostaje ten sam, a czytelnikowi trudno jest się oderwać od historii, co kończy się ciągłym obiecywaniem sobie, że "jeszcze tylko jeden rozdział!". Co mnie absolutnie fascynuje, to że tak samo jak w przypadku mojego pierwszego czytania "Beartown", tak i teraz historia prześladuje mnie na okrągło, nawet w snach! Dzisiaj w nocy znowu znalazłam się na lodowisku w Bjornstad i znowu poczułam ten złowieszczy powiew na karku, zwiastujący nadchodząca tragedię.

Część książki jeszcze przede mną, bo bardzo walczę ze sobą, żeby dawkować sobie historię, a nie pędzić przez nią prosto do końca, ale już teraz mogę z pełną odpowiedzialnością - po raz nie wiem już który - polecić Wam ten tytuł. A z cudownych rzeczy, jakie zainspirowało wydanie tej książki w Polsce, muszę wspomnieć o poznaniu Ani @svenska_med_humla , dzięki której polskie wydanie Beartown w ogóle mamy i to w takiej wspaniałej formie! Ania jest tłumaczką i wykonała kawał świetnej roboty, dlatego gorąco zachęcam Was do odwiedzenia jej konta, szczególnie zaś, jeśli interesuje Was język szwedzki.

Dobrego dnia!

#bookstagram #bookstagrampl #polishbookstagram #polskiebookstagramy #bookphotography #booklove #bookslovers #czytambolubie #instabooks #ig_books #bookstagramtopasja #igreads #takczytam #bibliophile #BDloves #bookslovers #mybookfeatures #bookishfeatures #infinity_magazine_vsco #bookreader #bookgasm #booksofig #top_bookstagram #stilllife_perfection #bookhoarder #beartown #miastoniedźwiedzia #fredrikbackman #björnstad

I’m posting one of my favourite @backmansk books in celebration ANXIOUS PEOPLE which publishes on September 8th in Canada and the US. It is one of my most anticipated fall reads. (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge @simonschusterca.)⁣
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What’s your favourite Fredrik Backman book?⁣⁣
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#girlwellread #fredrikbackman #beartown #usagainstyou #simonandschustercanada #bookflatlay #bookphotography #bibliophile #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #igreads #instabooks #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookreview #bookblogger #bookreviewer #bookreviewersofinstagram #bookwineandmetime #bookfemmes #booksharks #toronto

I’m posting one of my favourite @backmansk books in celebration ANXIOUS PEOPLE which publishes on September 8th in Canada and the US. It is one of my most anticipated fall reads. (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge @simonschusterca .)⁣

What’s your favourite Fredrik Backman book?⁣⁣
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#girlwellread #fredrikbackman #beartown #usagainstyou #simonandschustercanada #bookflatlay #bookphotography #bibliophile #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #igreads #instabooks #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookreview #bookblogger #bookreviewer #bookreviewersofinstagram #bookwineandmetime #bookfemmes #booksharks #toronto

It’s my next installment for the #alphastack challenge hosted by @puellalegit!  This week brings the letter B!

The books standing upright are books I’ve read.  These are all excellent books!  I only have Beartown on my Kindle, so took advantage of curbside checkout this week to show off this title that I really should add to my collection.

The books on their sides all come from my TBR.  The only author completely new to me is Elin Hildebrand.  I feel I’m late to the party and I’m not sure Barefoot is the best place to start? 
The other books are written by authors I’ve enjoyed in the past and want to read more of their work.  I’m trying to look at my TBR with a more critical eye after this weeks @whatshouldireadnext podcast, but these titles still appeal to me.

When I first started building my book collection, I’d ask everyone their favorite book.  The Blind Assassin was the favorite of our regular waitress at a place we ate every Tuesday night in the early years of our marriage.  I wonder if it’s still one of her favorites?  I still haven’t read it, but it reminds me of Kelley to this day! #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #beartown #theboythemolethefoxandthehorse #belcanto #thebookthief #theblindassassin #bravingthewilderness #barefoot #breathinglessons #betweengeorgia

It’s my next installment for the #alphastack challenge hosted by @puellalegit ! This week brings the letter B!

The books standing upright are books I’ve read. These are all excellent books! I only have Beartown on my Kindle, so took advantage of curbside checkout this week to show off this title that I really should add to my collection.

The books on their sides all come from my TBR. The only author completely new to me is Elin Hildebrand. I feel I’m late to the party and I’m not sure Barefoot is the best place to start?
The other books are written by authors I’ve enjoyed in the past and want to read more of their work. I’m trying to look at my TBR with a more critical eye after this weeks @whatshouldireadnext podcast, but these titles still appeal to me.

When I first started building my book collection, I’d ask everyone their favorite book. The Blind Assassin was the favorite of our regular waitress at a place we ate every Tuesday night in the early years of our marriage. I wonder if it’s still one of her favorites? I still haven’t read it, but it reminds me of Kelley to this day! #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #beartown #theboythemolethefoxandthehorse #belcanto #thebookthief #theblindassassin #bravingthewilderness #barefoot #breathinglessons #betweengeorgia

Here’s my contribution to the #fivefingerbookstack challenge! Thanks @bookclubanywhere for the nomination! ☺️
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Thumb 👍🏼 - A book I liked: Perfect Little World - I got this a BOTM back in 2017 and I love the weird concept behind it. There was a little bit of cult-y action that also was intriguing.
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Pointer☝🏼- A book I recommend: Educated - I know this book has been recommended over and over but it’s so good! I’ve loaned it to so many people I know in real life and they always enjoy it!
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Middle🖕🏼- A book I didn’t like: If I Stay - I don’t keep a lot of books at my house that I don’t like so this is the only one I could find. I read this forever ago but I remember not enjoying it at alllll. I’m not a huge YA person so that’s probably why.
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Ring 💍 A book character I’d marry: Paper Towns - I don’t know if I’d marry him, but I LOVED Q as a high schooler reading this book. I haven’t re-read it in years, but 16 year old Aly was a big fan. 😂
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Pinky 🤙🏼 A book I promise to read: Beartown - I’ve had this on my shelf for so long but never seem to pick it up. I loved A Man Called Ove and Britt Marie so I know I’ll probably love this too.
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I’m nominating: @hh_reads @scholasticsammy @mamas_top_shelf
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Here’s my contribution to the #fivefingerbookstack challenge! Thanks @bookclubanywhere for the nomination! ☺️

Thumb 👍🏼 - A book I liked: Perfect Little World - I got this a BOTM back in 2017 and I love the weird concept behind it. There was a little bit of cult-y action that also was intriguing.

Pointer☝🏼- A book I recommend: Educated - I know this book has been recommended over and over but it’s so good! I’ve loaned it to so many people I know in real life and they always enjoy it!

Middle🖕🏼- A book I didn’t like: If I Stay - I don’t keep a lot of books at my house that I don’t like so this is the only one I could find. I read this forever ago but I remember not enjoying it at alllll. I’m not a huge YA person so that’s probably why.

Ring 💍 A book character I’d marry: Paper Towns - I don’t know if I’d marry him, but I LOVED Q as a high schooler reading this book. I haven’t re-read it in years, but 16 year old Aly was a big fan. 😂

Pinky 🤙🏼 A book I promise to read: Beartown - I’ve had this on my shelf for so long but never seem to pick it up. I loved A Man Called Ove and Britt Marie so I know I’ll probably love this too.

I’m nominating: @hh_reads @scholasticsammy @mamas_top_shelf

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There are some books that are easy to review — the words just dripping off your fingers like honey. But then there are some unicorns that stump you, offering no assistance other than a sort of sly smile in acknowledgment of just how brilliant they are. ⁣
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THIS FREAKING BOOK IS A UNICORN! ⁣
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From Backman's rich illustrations of life in a small town, to his deep and profound themes on parenthood, to his incredible ability to weave the concepts and experiences of hockey into the entire story as anecdote and allegory, THIS. BOOK. WINS. ALL. THE. AWARDS! ⁣
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And if you didn't think that glowing recommendation was enough, hear me when I say his narrative commentary on the commonly polarizing community response to sexual assault is one of the best I've seen in fiction possibly ever. Backman is a brilliant author and his stories never fail to move me very deeply. ⁣
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If you're the type of reader that struggles through a slower plot line, but loves a deeply explored cast of characters and setting, I'd absolutely take a chance on this one. But if you're the type of person who can't stand a slow plot regardless of the depth of characters, be warned that this one feels at times like trudging through a very thick (yet, sweet) molasses.⁣
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All of my bravado to Backman for this incredible story! I'm so grateful that he continued on the series with Us Against You; definitely on my list for next month! ⁣
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★ BOOK. REVIEW ★⁣⁣
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★★★★★⁣

There are some books that are easy to review — the words just dripping off your fingers like honey. But then there are some unicorns that stump you, offering no assistance other than a sort of sly smile in acknowledgment of just how brilliant they are. ⁣

THIS FREAKING BOOK IS A UNICORN! ⁣

From Backman's rich illustrations of life in a small town, to his deep and profound themes on parenthood, to his incredible ability to weave the concepts and experiences of hockey into the entire story as anecdote and allegory, THIS. BOOK. WINS. ALL. THE. AWARDS! ⁣

And if you didn't think that glowing recommendation was enough, hear me when I say his narrative commentary on the commonly polarizing community response to sexual assault is one of the best I've seen in fiction possibly ever. Backman is a brilliant author and his stories never fail to move me very deeply. ⁣

If you're the type of reader that struggles through a slower plot line, but loves a deeply explored cast of characters and setting, I'd absolutely take a chance on this one. But if you're the type of person who can't stand a slow plot regardless of the depth of characters, be warned that this one feels at times like trudging through a very thick (yet, sweet) molasses.⁣

All of my bravado to Backman for this incredible story! I'm so grateful that he continued on the series with Us Against You; definitely on my list for next month! ⁣

sensitivity warnings: rape, depression, explicit language, crude locker room banter, drug & alcohol use.⁣
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What is your all time favorite book? 
I tend to read mostly fantasy, but these two stories are two of my favorites. I love the writing and the magic of Circe, and I cried like a baby during BearTown.
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What is your all time favorite book?
I tend to read mostly fantasy, but these two stories are two of my favorites. I love the writing and the magic of Circe, and I cried like a baby during BearTown.

I don’t have much energy today. My city is in turmoil and I feel broken. I don’t know what to do, what to say, to fix it, and I just want to hide away with my books and loved ones. My heart hurts.







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“David hates himself for not being better than his Dad. That’s the job of sons.” David is a man coming to terms with a cruel realization. He has failed to grow past his own father’s limitations. Unsuccessful in his quest for growth, he “sits in the car crying with anger. He’s ashamed. He’s disgusted. At himself.” By not exhibiting nor conveying emotional betterment and openness, with none of the possible barriers that his own father had, “...there’s no other way to explain how much a grown man must have failed as a person…” It is a powerful revelation for David. It is a powerful revelation for anyone. 
A good book can provide much solace right now. In ‘Beartown’, author Fredrik Backman weaves a complex tale of the aftermath, in the wake of a harrowing incident, that brings a small hockey town to its knees. Vivid emotion, cruel and not-so-cruel intentions, and haunting life lessons, I am still reeling. This must be what they’d call a book hangover. And amidst such a pandemic, this solitude was made a little less lonely, by way of a virtual book club, with ‘Beartown’ at its core. While not every novel is for everyone, the best part here is that my mother, myself, my millennial sisters, and two teens were the members -- a real generational gamut! 
Thank you @backmansk and thank you @indigo for making our world smaller! 🌎🙏🏽
Left with much pause afterwards, ‘Beartown’ provides a backdrop for my latest blog post: ‘The Immigrant Experience & The Necessary Pursuit of Wellness’
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“David hates himself for not being better than his Dad. That’s the job of sons.” David is a man coming to terms with a cruel realization. He has failed to grow past his own father’s limitations. Unsuccessful in his quest for growth, he “sits in the car crying with anger. He’s ashamed. He’s disgusted. At himself.” By not exhibiting nor conveying emotional betterment and openness, with none of the possible barriers that his own father had, “...there’s no other way to explain how much a grown man must have failed as a person…” It is a powerful revelation for David. It is a powerful revelation for anyone. 
A good book can provide much solace right now. In ‘Beartown’, author Fredrik Backman weaves a complex tale of the aftermath, in the wake of a harrowing incident, that brings a small hockey town to its knees. Vivid emotion, cruel and not-so-cruel intentions, and haunting life lessons, I am still reeling. This must be what they’d call a book hangover. And amidst such a pandemic, this solitude was made a little less lonely, by way of a virtual book club, with ‘Beartown’ at its core. While not every novel is for everyone, the best part here is that my mother, myself, my millennial sisters, and two teens were the members -- a real generational gamut! 
Thank you @backmansk and thank you @indigo for making our world smaller! 🌎🙏🏽
Left with much pause afterwards, ‘Beartown’ provides a backdrop for my latest blog post: ‘The Immigrant Experience & The Necessary Pursuit of Wellness’
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What book left you mentally exhausted? Or emotionally drained?

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I’m halfway through this one, and I’m so mad. Because I wanna keep reading it but I haven’t got the time and I’ve been feeling so tired and at the same time I know this book will consume a lot of my energy because of the topics, so I’ll just take my time.

Quick caption today because I have something important and complicated today and I dont wanna talk about it but hey I’ll let you know if everything goes ok. I love you guys.

The next weeks will be challenging for me. I really hope I can tell you everything about it when I succeed. In the future I wanna look back and tell myself I was being dramatic and it wasn’t that bad but today’s today.
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What book left you mentally exhausted? Or emotionally drained?

I’m too stressed and nervous and anxious and everything to choose a good photo for today, I apologize😅
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I’m halfway through this one, and I’m so mad. Because I wanna keep reading it but I haven’t got the time and I’ve been feeling so tired and at the same time I know this book will consume a lot of my energy because of the topics, so I’ll just take my time.

Quick caption today because I have something important and complicated today and I dont wanna talk about it but hey I’ll let you know if everything goes ok. I love you guys.

The next weeks will be challenging for me. I really hope I can tell you everything about it when I succeed. In the future I wanna look back and tell myself I was being dramatic and it wasn’t that bad but today’s today.
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REVIEW: Beartown
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This book. The first half is a little slow - the pacing is just so slow. It took me a few hours to traverse the first half. 
But then everything kicks off and speeds up and you're completely immersed in this town with these characters. 
My fiancé asked me to describe the book while I was reading it. The first half - "it's about a hockey town and the junior team winning the final." But then it just turns into these almost character studies of these people - of this town in the forest - and I was completely immersed.

When I finished it, I couldn't help but wonder how Backman was going to write a sequel. Then I shoved the book into my fiancé's hands and told him to read it. And he said the same exact thing. But you know I immediately went and ordered it. And I can't wait to be immersed in Beartown once again.
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#bookswithjordan #bookwormlife

REVIEW: Beartown
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

This book. The first half is a little slow - the pacing is just so slow. It took me a few hours to traverse the first half.
But then everything kicks off and speeds up and you're completely immersed in this town with these characters.
My fiancé asked me to describe the book while I was reading it. The first half - "it's about a hockey town and the junior team winning the final." But then it just turns into these almost character studies of these people - of this town in the forest - and I was completely immersed.

When I finished it, I couldn't help but wonder how Backman was going to write a sequel. Then I shoved the book into my fiancé's hands and told him to read it. And he said the same exact thing. But you know I immediately went and ordered it. And I can't wait to be immersed in Beartown once again.
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#bookswithjordan #bookwormlife

May is mental health awareness month and I was tagged by @bookswithmeblair to do @beccas.bookcase ‘s #bluebooksformind challenge! It’s such a wonderful cause and if you want to participate here’s how you can! ~
🦋 post a picture of your blue book stack~
🦋use the #bluebooksformind and tag some friends to participate ~
🦋donate to @mindcharity if you are able!!
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Taking care of mental health is so so important, especially during quarantine! I know it’s often hard to talk about but this is a reminder that my DMs are always open. I am here to support in any and all ways that I can💙 ~
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Recently I have been discovering a lot about my own mental health and ways to manage it. Being a part of this wonderful community has definitely helped so so much! I also love spending time with my mom and my dog, they truly calm me when things feel too out of control ~~ What are some things you have been doing to relax or practice self care? 🦋
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#mentalhealthawareness #bookstagram #booklover #books #booksstagrammar #booksofinstagram #bookstack #bookblogger #read #readersofinstagram #books #bookhaul #bookaddict #ravenclaw #harrypotter #theorderofthephoenix #jkrowling #beartown #hogwarts #ya #goodreads #goodreadschallenge #newtobookstagram #canva #thehungergames #currentlyreading #suzannecollins #bookish #redqueen #victoriaaveyard

May is mental health awareness month and I was tagged by @bookswithmeblair to do @beccas.bookcase ‘s #bluebooksformind challenge! It’s such a wonderful cause and if you want to participate here’s how you can! ~
🦋 post a picture of your blue book stack~
🦋use the #bluebooksformind and tag some friends to participate ~
🦋donate to @mindcharity if you are able!!
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Taking care of mental health is so so important, especially during quarantine! I know it’s often hard to talk about but this is a reminder that my DMs are always open. I am here to support in any and all ways that I can💙 ~
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Recently I have been discovering a lot about my own mental health and ways to manage it. Being a part of this wonderful community has definitely helped so so much! I also love spending time with my mom and my dog, they truly calm me when things feel too out of control ~~ What are some things you have been doing to relax or practice self care? 🦋
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#mentalhealthawareness #bookstagram #booklover #books #booksstagrammar #booksofinstagram #bookstack #bookblogger #read #readersofinstagram #books #bookhaul #bookaddict #ravenclaw #harrypotter #theorderofthephoenix #jkrowling #beartown #hogwarts #ya #goodreads #goodreadschallenge #newtobookstagram #canva #thehungergames #currentlyreading #suzannecollins #bookish #redqueen #victoriaaveyard