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What’s a book that you got because of Bookstagram? I think my choice to buy Bear Town was definitely influenced by Bookstagram! I’ve seen this book everywhere and some people can’t stop talking about it. My expectations for Beartown are definitely sky-high

What’s a book that you got because of Bookstagram? I think my choice to buy Bear Town was definitely influenced by Bookstagram! I’ve seen this book everywhere and some people can’t stop talking about it. My expectations for Beartown are definitely sky-high

“People will always choose a simple lie over a complicated truth, because the lie has one unbeatable advantage: the truth always has to stick to what actually happened, whereas the lie just has to be easy to believe.”
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WOW. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning a few nights ago to finish Us Against You - and given that I have a newborn-ish baby who doesn’t sleep through the night (sigh) that should tell you what a pull this book had on me.

I’m not sure there’s another author who has been able to evoke the depth of emotions I feel when I read his books. I mean MAN ALIVE. It sounds like a cliche but while I read them I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I felt uplifted. Fredrik Backman captures the bittersweetness of life so unbelievably well that I am left breathless at the truth of his depiction. His characters are despicable and lovable, most of the time both of those things at once. You think you know one of the characters, that you have them pegged, and then you learn something new about them and your assumptions are completely upended. Which I think is exactly the point he’s trying to make! We are, all of us, good and bad, righteous and unworthy, beautiful and ugly. And the world is a messy, unfair, hateful place. But also a beautiful, redemptive, surprising, and hopeful place. GAH. I just loved Us Against You with everything in me. What a worthy follow up to Beartown! 5 incredible stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“People will always choose a simple lie over a complicated truth, because the lie has one unbeatable advantage: the truth always has to stick to what actually happened, whereas the lie just has to be easy to believe.”

WOW. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning a few nights ago to finish Us Against You - and given that I have a newborn-ish baby who doesn’t sleep through the night (sigh) that should tell you what a pull this book had on me.

I’m not sure there’s another author who has been able to evoke the depth of emotions I feel when I read his books. I mean MAN ALIVE. It sounds like a cliche but while I read them I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I felt uplifted. Fredrik Backman captures the bittersweetness of life so unbelievably well that I am left breathless at the truth of his depiction. His characters are despicable and lovable, most of the time both of those things at once. You think you know one of the characters, that you have them pegged, and then you learn something new about them and your assumptions are completely upended. Which I think is exactly the point he’s trying to make! We are, all of us, good and bad, righteous and unworthy, beautiful and ugly. And the world is a messy, unfair, hateful place. But also a beautiful, redemptive, surprising, and hopeful place. GAH. I just loved Us Against You with everything in me. What a worthy follow up to Beartown! 5 incredible stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Is it possible for a sequel to be as good, if not better, than the original?
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Fredrik Bachman is just a master story teller. He has such a distinct voice and way of writing that is magical, thoughtful, and heart breaking. The way he crafts a character and gets deep inside their psyche, motivations, and feelings is simply astounding to me. I am in awe of his talent. Each of the characters from Beartown is simply a gift.
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Us Against You is the follow up to Beartown and deals with the fallout of a horrific situation that occurred in the first book and tore the town apart.  Hockey is still king, but the town must face the possibility of their beloved team being dismantled. It’s a story of “where do we go from here” as the characters continue to struggle with their own choices and demons.
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“Some of us don’t even notice it happening, most don’t get to plan in advance, but there’s always a moment when we take one path instead of another that has consequences for the rest of our lives.”
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I simply can’t get over Backman’s character development. The way he gets inside a characters head and nuances of each person is gripping. This is a book you can’t put down once you start it.  I’m jumping on the bandwagon and telling you to read this book!!! I’ve heard rumor of a third book in the series and I pray this is true. Fredrik Bachman is a gift. ❤️📚
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#usagainstyou #beartown #sequel #favoritebook #hockey #booklove #literaryfiction #mustread #ilovethisbook #mustreadbooks #readthisbook #bookshivers #atria #washingtonsquarepress #20backlistin2020 #mybookjourney #20booksin2020 #backlistbooks #bookrecommendations #bookreview

Is it possible for a sequel to be as good, if not better, than the original?
🏒
Fredrik Bachman is just a master story teller. He has such a distinct voice and way of writing that is magical, thoughtful, and heart breaking. The way he crafts a character and gets deep inside their psyche, motivations, and feelings is simply astounding to me. I am in awe of his talent. Each of the characters from Beartown is simply a gift.
🏒
Us Against You is the follow up to Beartown and deals with the fallout of a horrific situation that occurred in the first book and tore the town apart. Hockey is still king, but the town must face the possibility of their beloved team being dismantled. It’s a story of “where do we go from here” as the characters continue to struggle with their own choices and demons.
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“Some of us don’t even notice it happening, most don’t get to plan in advance, but there’s always a moment when we take one path instead of another that has consequences for the rest of our lives.”
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I simply can’t get over Backman’s character development. The way he gets inside a characters head and nuances of each person is gripping. This is a book you can’t put down once you start it. I’m jumping on the bandwagon and telling you to read this book!!! I’ve heard rumor of a third book in the series and I pray this is true. Fredrik Bachman is a gift. ❤️📚
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#usagainstyou #beartown #sequel #favoritebook #hockey #booklove #literaryfiction #mustread #ilovethisbook #mustreadbooks #readthisbook #bookshivers #atria #washingtonsquarepress #20backlistin2020 #mybookjourney #20booksin2020 #backlistbooks #bookrecommendations #bookreview

✨ BOOK REVIEW ✨
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“Hate can be a deeply stimulating emotion. The world becomes easier to understand and much less terrifying if you divide everything and everyone into friends and enemies, we and they, good and evil. The easiest way to unite a group isn't through love, because love is hard, It makes demands. Hate is simple. So the first thing that happens in a conflict is that we choose a side, because that's easier than trying to hold two thoughts in our heads at the same time. The second thing that happens is that we seek out facts that confirm what we want to believe - comforting facts, ones that permit life to go on as normal. The third is that we dehumanize our enemy.”
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This book is EVERYTHING I didn’t know I needed. The way that hope, community, love and tragedy are interwoven make you feel like you are a part of the intense, hockey obsessed, tiny town of Beartown. An emotional roller coaster that truly sucks you in and doesn’t let go, this book is an absolute must-read. 
TW: Sexual Assault
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
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#bookreview #bookstagram #beartown #booksofinstagram #readersofinsta #readinglife #booklove #fivestarreview #favorite

✨ BOOK REVIEW ✨
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“Hate can be a deeply stimulating emotion. The world becomes easier to understand and much less terrifying if you divide everything and everyone into friends and enemies, we and they, good and evil. The easiest way to unite a group isn't through love, because love is hard, It makes demands. Hate is simple. So the first thing that happens in a conflict is that we choose a side, because that's easier than trying to hold two thoughts in our heads at the same time. The second thing that happens is that we seek out facts that confirm what we want to believe - comforting facts, ones that permit life to go on as normal. The third is that we dehumanize our enemy.”
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This book is EVERYTHING I didn’t know I needed. The way that hope, community, love and tragedy are interwoven make you feel like you are a part of the intense, hockey obsessed, tiny town of Beartown. An emotional roller coaster that truly sucks you in and doesn’t let go, this book is an absolute must-read.
TW: Sexual Assault
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
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#bookreview #bookstagram #beartown #booksofinstagram #readersofinsta #readinglife #booklove #fivestarreview #favorite

I am now the VERY proud owner of the entire @backmansk collection thanks to @offtheshelfofficial 😍 After reading and loving Ove, I cannot wait to dive into the rest of this seriously impressive stack! Bonus - I already owned three of these books, so be on the lookout for a giveaway 🎉
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Tell me your fave Backman novel! Which should I pick up next?

I am now the VERY proud owner of the entire @backmansk collection thanks to @offtheshelfofficial 😍 After reading and loving Ove, I cannot wait to dive into the rest of this seriously impressive stack! Bonus - I already owned three of these books, so be on the lookout for a giveaway 🎉

Tell me your fave Backman novel! Which should I pick up next?

Today is Blue Monday...as if every other Monday isn’t already sad enough! 😂. What’s the last book that made you ugly cry?⁣
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I wrote a blog post about this topic for Blue Monday, so go check it out through the link in my bio! Pictured above are my 2019 ugly-cry reads 😊⁣
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#books #bookstagram #bookblog #bookworm #bookishcanadians #bookblogger #notyouraveragebookspam #booksharks #bluemonday #uglycry #booksthatmademecry #bookishreads #blogpost #linkinbio #dominicana #wherethecrawdadssing #beartown #askagainyes #thegown #dearmrsbird #10minutes38secondsinthisstrangeworld #fiction #emotionalbooks #emotionalreads

Today is Blue Monday...as if every other Monday isn’t already sad enough! 😂. What’s the last book that made you ugly cry?⁣

I wrote a blog post about this topic for Blue Monday, so go check it out through the link in my bio! Pictured above are my 2019 ugly-cry reads 😊⁣

#books #bookstagram #bookblog #bookworm #bookishcanadians #bookblogger #notyouraveragebookspam #booksharks #bluemonday #uglycry #booksthatmademecry #bookishreads #blogpost #linkinbio #dominicana #wherethecrawdadssing #beartown #askagainyes #thegown #dearmrsbird #10minutes38secondsinthisstrangeworld #fiction #emotionalbooks #emotionalreads

What’s been your favourite book of 2019 so far? This morning, I posted my favourite reads of 2019 so far on my blog, and it’s safe to say that this year has been a good reading year, and were only 4 months in 💪🏻 I really like that (unintentionally) the books I’ve chosen are all so different – with a YA novel, a short story collection, a fiction which has been translated, and a non-fiction, I’m so happy that I’ve been reading an array of different books. And I endeavour to continue that way! • Hope everyone’s had a lovely bank holiday!✨📚

What’s been your favourite book of 2019 so far? This morning, I posted my favourite reads of 2019 so far on my blog, and it’s safe to say that this year has been a good reading year, and were only 4 months in 💪🏻 I really like that (unintentionally) the books I’ve chosen are all so different – with a YA novel, a short story collection, a fiction which has been translated, and a non-fiction, I’m so happy that I’ve been reading an array of different books. And I endeavour to continue that way! • Hope everyone’s had a lovely bank holiday!✨📚

You guys came through with the #slumpstacks challenge today! I saw so many great posts and shared them all in my stories 🙌🏼💃🏻 @beauty_andthebook_ and I are already thinking of our next challenge! 🧐
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I’m breaking all the rules with a book pile instead of a stack 🤷🏻‍♀️ I saw so many of the books that I picked in other stacks like Daisy, Alice, Evelyn etc. I loved all of these books!! See any faves?
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It looks like I pick up a lot of romance or family dramas when I’m feeling slumpy!
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#igreads #thrillerbooks #bookgram #booknerdigans #bibliophile #bookish #readerlife #booksforlife #cozyreading #igbooks #bookstagrammer #daisyjonesandthesix #taylorjenkinsreid #colleenhoover #annatodd #katucker #beartown #bookpile

You guys came through with the #slumpstacks challenge today! I saw so many great posts and shared them all in my stories 🙌🏼💃🏻 @beauty_andthebook_ and I are already thinking of our next challenge! 🧐
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I’m breaking all the rules with a book pile instead of a stack 🤷🏻‍♀️ I saw so many of the books that I picked in other stacks like Daisy, Alice, Evelyn etc. I loved all of these books!! See any faves?
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It looks like I pick up a lot of romance or family dramas when I’m feeling slumpy!
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#igreads #thrillerbooks #bookgram #booknerdigans #bibliophile #bookish #readerlife #booksforlife #cozyreading #igbooks #bookstagrammer #daisyjonesandthesix #taylorjenkinsreid #colleenhoover #annatodd #katucker #beartown #bookpile

My first five star read in four months 🎉 I’ve just posted a spoiler-free review on my blog of Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove which I absolutely loved!! Ove and Sonja’s love story for me was so heart-warning and I enjoyed so much falling in love with Ove and them. This book will have you laughing, crying, and learning about why we perhaps, should have more people like Ove in the world. Have you read this book?✨📚

My first five star read in four months 🎉 I’ve just posted a spoiler-free review on my blog of Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove which I absolutely loved!! Ove and Sonja’s love story for me was so heart-warning and I enjoyed so much falling in love with Ove and them. This book will have you laughing, crying, and learning about why we perhaps, should have more people like Ove in the world. Have you read this book?✨📚

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Winter Reads ⛄❄ (English below)
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Eine kurze Empfehlung für Leser, die nach einer passenden Lektüre für den Winter suchen: 
#KleineStadtDerGroßenTräume spielt in einer Kleinstadt, die vor allem eins verbindet - Eishockey. Besonders die Spieler der Juniormanschaft werden dort wie Stars gefeiert. Man muss trotz alledem kein Sportfan sein, um Gefallen hieran zu finden.😌
Denn Fredrik Backman schafft es in ein paar 100 Seiten eine ganze Kleinstadt dem Lesern näher zu bringen. Die Stadt wird nach einem Skandal aufgrund vieler Meinungsunterschiede gespaltet. Es ist im weiteren Verlauf der Geschichte interessant zu erfahren wie die Erwachsenen und auch Jugendlichen damit umgehen. 
#WirGegenEuch ist der zweite Teil, der bereits bekannte und teils auch neue Charaktere in den Fokus stellt. Der Schreibstil konnte auch hier wieder überzeugen, jedoch konnte mich die Hndlung diesmal weniger packen.
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#Beartown is the perfect read for the winter time. It’s a story about a small town and it’s people. The town is obsessed with their Junior Ice Hockey Team, but then something tragic happens and the scandal divides the town. 
The sequel #UsAgainstYou is well written, but didn’t captivate me as much as the first book. 
Have you read these books?

Winter Reads ⛄❄ (English below)
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Eine kurze Empfehlung für Leser, die nach einer passenden Lektüre für den Winter suchen:
#KleineStadtDerGroßenTräume spielt in einer Kleinstadt, die vor allem eins verbindet - Eishockey. Besonders die Spieler der Juniormanschaft werden dort wie Stars gefeiert. Man muss trotz alledem kein Sportfan sein, um Gefallen hieran zu finden.😌
Denn Fredrik Backman schafft es in ein paar 100 Seiten eine ganze Kleinstadt dem Lesern näher zu bringen. Die Stadt wird nach einem Skandal aufgrund vieler Meinungsunterschiede gespaltet. Es ist im weiteren Verlauf der Geschichte interessant zu erfahren wie die Erwachsenen und auch Jugendlichen damit umgehen.
#WirGegenEuch ist der zweite Teil, der bereits bekannte und teils auch neue Charaktere in den Fokus stellt. Der Schreibstil konnte auch hier wieder überzeugen, jedoch konnte mich die Hndlung diesmal weniger packen.
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#Beartown is the perfect read for the winter time. It’s a story about a small town and it’s people. The town is obsessed with their Junior Ice Hockey Team, but then something tragic happens and the scandal divides the town.
The sequel #UsAgainstYou is well written, but didn’t captivate me as much as the first book.
Have you read these books?

Is it possible for a sequel to be as good, if not better, than the original?
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Fredrik Bachman is just a master story teller. He has such a distinct voice and way of writing that is magical, thoughtful, and heart breaking. The way he crafts a character and gets deep inside their psyche, motivations, and feelings is simply astounding to me. I am in awe of his talent. Each of the characters from Beartown is simply a gift.
🏒
Us Against You is the follow up to Beartown and deals with the fallout of a horrific situation that occurred in the first book and tore the town apart.  Hockey is still king, but the town must face the possibility of their beloved team being dismantled. It’s a story of “where do we go from here” as the characters continue to struggle with their own choices and demons.
🏒
“Some of us don’t even notice it happening, most don’t get to plan in advance, but there’s always a moment when we take one path instead of another that has consequences for the rest of our lives.”
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I simply can’t get over Backman’s character development. The way he gets inside a characters head and nuances of each person is gripping. This is a book you can’t put down once you start it.  I’m jumping on the bandwagon and telling you to read this book!!! I’ve heard rumor of a third book in the series and I pray this is true. Fredrik Bachman is a gift. ❤️📚
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#usagainstyou #beartown #sequel #favoritebook #hockey #booklove #literaryfiction #mustread #ilovethisbook #mustreadbooks #readthisbook #bookshivers #atria #washingtonsquarepress #20backlistin2020 #mybookjourney #20booksin2020 #backlistbooks #bookrecommendations #bookreview

Is it possible for a sequel to be as good, if not better, than the original?
🏒
Fredrik Bachman is just a master story teller. He has such a distinct voice and way of writing that is magical, thoughtful, and heart breaking. The way he crafts a character and gets deep inside their psyche, motivations, and feelings is simply astounding to me. I am in awe of his talent. Each of the characters from Beartown is simply a gift.
🏒
Us Against You is the follow up to Beartown and deals with the fallout of a horrific situation that occurred in the first book and tore the town apart. Hockey is still king, but the town must face the possibility of their beloved team being dismantled. It’s a story of “where do we go from here” as the characters continue to struggle with their own choices and demons.
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“Some of us don’t even notice it happening, most don’t get to plan in advance, but there’s always a moment when we take one path instead of another that has consequences for the rest of our lives.”
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I simply can’t get over Backman’s character development. The way he gets inside a characters head and nuances of each person is gripping. This is a book you can’t put down once you start it. I’m jumping on the bandwagon and telling you to read this book!!! I’ve heard rumor of a third book in the series and I pray this is true. Fredrik Bachman is a gift. ❤️📚
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#usagainstyou #beartown #sequel #favoritebook #hockey #booklove #literaryfiction #mustread #ilovethisbook #mustreadbooks #readthisbook #bookshivers #atria #washingtonsquarepress #20backlistin2020 #mybookjourney #20booksin2020 #backlistbooks #bookrecommendations #bookreview

"Never again do you find friends like you have when you're fifteen years old.". #beartown #ilovethisbook #bookstagram #librariansofinstagram #readabook #books #booklover #constantreader #booksaremylife #bibliophile

"Never again do you find friends like you have when you're fifteen years old.". #beartown #ilovethisbook #bookstagram #librariansofinstagram #readabook #books #booklover #constantreader #booksaremylife #bibliophile

What’s a book that you got because of Bookstagram? I think my choice to buy Bear Town was definitely influenced by Bookstagram! I’ve seen this book everywhere and some people can’t stop talking about it. My expectations for Beartown are definitely sky-high

What’s a book that you got because of Bookstagram? I think my choice to buy Bear Town was definitely influenced by Bookstagram! I’ve seen this book everywhere and some people can’t stop talking about it. My expectations for Beartown are definitely sky-high

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#glassescover #customerservice
#congleton #beartown

Y O U R  B A B Y  I S N ‘ T  B R O K E N ⠀
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Contrary to what your friends, your family & your neighbours think, your baby isn’t manipulating you. I mean, babies are clever little creatures. But they’re not devious! ⠀
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I can assure you, you have a normal baby.⠀
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The most common things I hear when people come to see me are.... ‘she’s most happiest when she’s on my chest,’ and ‘he hates being put down!’ Yep it’s normal! Your baby still thinks they’re part of you, well they are really. ⠀
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Babies crave contact, love & reassurance. They are designed to be next to you, to be held & rocked if wanted, whether in a sling or in arms. It’s our job to roll with it.⠀
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But if you’re struggling trying to get some lunch or just a cuppa, don’t worry, we have a sling for that.⠀
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#congletonslinglibrary #congletonbabywearers #congleton #carryingincongleton #attachmentparenting #attachment #babiesaremeanttobecarried #parenting  #fourthtrimester #connectionmatters #newborn #parent #carrier #carryingbuildsattachment #attachmentbuildsbrains  #brilliantbabywearingbusiness #carryingisnormal #wehaveaslingforthat #babywearing #keepthemclose #cheshire #cheshirebusiness #cheshirebabies #beartown #Crewe #Leek #biddulph #staffordshiremoorlands #eastcheshire #attachmentparentingquotes

Y O U R B A B Y I S N ‘ T B R O K E N ⠀

Contrary to what your friends, your family & your neighbours think, your baby isn’t manipulating you. I mean, babies are clever little creatures. But they’re not devious! ⠀

I can assure you, you have a normal baby.⠀

The most common things I hear when people come to see me are.... ‘she’s most happiest when she’s on my chest,’ and ‘he hates being put down!’ Yep it’s normal! Your baby still thinks they’re part of you, well they are really. ⠀

Babies crave contact, love & reassurance. They are designed to be next to you, to be held & rocked if wanted, whether in a sling or in arms. It’s our job to roll with it.⠀

But if you’re struggling trying to get some lunch or just a cuppa, don’t worry, we have a sling for that.⠀

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#congletonslinglibrary #congletonbabywearers #congleton #carryingincongleton #attachmentparenting #attachment #babiesaremeanttobecarried #parenting #fourthtrimester #connectionmatters #newborn #parent #carrier #carryingbuildsattachment #attachmentbuildsbrains #brilliantbabywearingbusiness #carryingisnormal #wehaveaslingforthat #babywearing #keepthemclose #cheshire #cheshirebusiness #cheshirebabies #beartown #Crewe #Leek #biddulph #staffordshiremoorlands #eastcheshire #attachmentparentingquotes

Фредрик Бакман "Медвежий угол" или как мы докатились то такой жизни. Дело даже не в том, что история вымышленная и произошла она как будто в Шведском городке, а в людях и их отношении. Люди - везде одни и те же. Промолчать или сказать что действительно думаешь? А вдруг я своим мнением поддержу не ту сторону? Это же не касается моей семьи, чего вмешиваться? Пусть сами разбираются! Так и живем! Но однажды все эти события могут коснуться твоей семьи и близких, что тогда? Можно ли будет промолчать?
Книга очень сильная и она совсем не про хоккей. Думаю прочитать ее должен каждый, чтобы хотя-бы задуматься.
#irinas_bookshelf #bookstagram #bookreview #bookshelf #booklovers #books #readeveryday #reading #fredrikbackman #beartown
#мирдолжензнатьчтоячитаю #чточитаешь #чтопочитать #книги #читаюкаждыйдень #фредрикбакман #медвежийугол

Фредрик Бакман "Медвежий угол" или как мы докатились то такой жизни. Дело даже не в том, что история вымышленная и произошла она как будто в Шведском городке, а в людях и их отношении. Люди - везде одни и те же. Промолчать или сказать что действительно думаешь? А вдруг я своим мнением поддержу не ту сторону? Это же не касается моей семьи, чего вмешиваться? Пусть сами разбираются! Так и живем! Но однажды все эти события могут коснуться твоей семьи и близких, что тогда? Можно ли будет промолчать?
Книга очень сильная и она совсем не про хоккей. Думаю прочитать ее должен каждый, чтобы хотя-бы задуматься.
#irinas_bookshelf #bookstagram #bookreview #bookshelf #booklovers #books #readeveryday #reading #fredrikbackman #beartown
#мирдолжензнатьчтоячитаю #чточитаешь #чтопочитать #книги #читаюкаждыйдень #фредрикбакман #медвежийугол

Day 22- grateful I found my love of reading at such a young age. There’s nothing like a good book or story to lose yourself in and transport you into a different world. I have a goal to read at least 30 books this year and I’m already 4 down. Lookie lookie I am a bookie! #365gratefulproject #day22 #books #read #beartown #usagainstyou #reading📖 #readingaddict #readingisfun #livingmybestlife #goals #bookie

Day 22- grateful I found my love of reading at such a young age. There’s nothing like a good book or story to lose yourself in and transport you into a different world. I have a goal to read at least 30 books this year and I’m already 4 down. Lookie lookie I am a bookie! #365gratefulproject #day22 #books #read #beartown #usagainstyou #reading 📖 #readingaddict #readingisfun #livingmybestlife #goals #bookie

✨💓Gucci Bear Love’s Studio Adventures🐺🐾❤️✨turning out to be pretty chilly, so Angel Boy was delighted to have had his bed brought from home to be next to the heater at the studio, ridiculously sweet as always. He deserves all the love, and was gifted a blanket today! He always gives the sweetest greetings at home! And is a ball of fluff, magic, cheer, and love!!! So very thankful for this Sweet Heart Magical Being!!! 🌠💓🤗 #aldayartstudio #buddy #gucci #bear #love #puppydawg #sweetypie #preciousheart #infinitemagicalbeing #studiopup #pomeranian #pomeraniansofinstagram #studiodog #puppylove #pupper #puppiesofinstagram #smileysfleamarket #aldayartstudioandgallery #dog #doggylove #beartown #sweet #fun #dogday #puppersofinstagram #doglife #studiolife #magic #cheer #gratitude #love

✨💓Gucci Bear Love’s Studio Adventures🐺🐾❤️✨turning out to be pretty chilly, so Angel Boy was delighted to have had his bed brought from home to be next to the heater at the studio, ridiculously sweet as always. He deserves all the love, and was gifted a blanket today! He always gives the sweetest greetings at home! And is a ball of fluff, magic, cheer, and love!!! So very thankful for this Sweet Heart Magical Being!!! 🌠💓🤗 #aldayartstudio #buddy #gucci #bear #love #puppydawg #sweetypie #preciousheart #infinitemagicalbeing #studiopup #pomeranian #pomeraniansofinstagram #studiodog #puppylove #pupper #puppiesofinstagram #smileysfleamarket #aldayartstudioandgallery #dog #doggylove #beartown #sweet #fun #dogday #puppersofinstagram #doglife #studiolife #magic #cheer #gratitude #love

Beartown by @backmansk made the #2 spot on my top 5 in 2019. Beartown blew me away! It made me fall in love with Backman’s way of writing. He tackled hard topics with such truth and understanding that I haven’t seen in a book yet. It took me a minute to get use to all the hockey talk (sooo much hockey) but it was worth getting through to hear the this heartbreaking story. I can not wait to read more from him.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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#bookish #beartown #fredrikbackman #backman #girlswhoread #fiction #fictionbooks #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bibliophile #bookstagram #reading #hockey #review #bookphotography  #usagainstyou #booksofinstagram #bookclub #alumnibookclub #bookaddiction #booklover #fredrik #björnstad #books #igreads #bookcommunity #goodreads #bookshelf #reading #readersofinstagram

Beartown by @backmansk made the #2 spot on my top 5 in 2019. Beartown blew me away! It made me fall in love with Backman’s way of writing. He tackled hard topics with such truth and understanding that I haven’t seen in a book yet. It took me a minute to get use to all the hockey talk (sooo much hockey) but it was worth getting through to hear the this heartbreaking story. I can not wait to read more from him.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5



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Let’s talk book clubs! I often get asked for recommendations for books for book clubs. I think the best book club books are those that will generate a lot of discussion - where opinions are divided and there are a lot of themes to unpack. Here are a few that I’ve either read with a book club (mostly here on bookstagram) or which I think would be great for discussing with a group!
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#FleishmanIsInTrouble, #IfYouWantToMakeGodLaugh and #SuchAFunAge are full of juicy issues and interesting narrative devices that are so good to talk through with a group. #Beartown will have you debating right and wrong way into the night over several bottles of wine. #TheSevenDeathsOfEvelynHardcastle is in this list because you’ll need a group of people to help you work out wtf is going on, and #TheNightingale is here because you will most definitely need a support group to get you through this sobfest 😭
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Let’s talk book clubs! I often get asked for recommendations for books for book clubs. I think the best book club books are those that will generate a lot of discussion - where opinions are divided and there are a lot of themes to unpack. Here are a few that I’ve either read with a book club (mostly here on bookstagram) or which I think would be great for discussing with a group!

#FleishmanIsInTrouble , #IfYouWantToMakeGodLaugh and #SuchAFunAge are full of juicy issues and interesting narrative devices that are so good to talk through with a group. #Beartown will have you debating right and wrong way into the night over several bottles of wine. #TheSevenDeathsOfEvelynHardcastle is in this list because you’ll need a group of people to help you work out wtf is going on, and #TheNightingale is here because you will most definitely need a support group to get you through this sobfest 😭

Have you read any of these? What books have you read with a book club, or would recommend for other book clubs?

"What do you call it when a man goes out into the forest and other men follow him? Leadership. What do you call it when a man goes into the forest alone? A walk."
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"What do you call it when a man goes out into the forest and other men follow him? Leadership. What do you call it when a man goes into the forest alone? A walk."
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• Today I started reading: Beartown by Fredrik Backman. 🥀 It is the perfect book for this rainy Wednesday, also I just have to share the following quote, it was the main reason why I bought this book because with one quote Frederik had my interest: ‘She is told all the things she shouldn’t have done: She shouldn’t have waited so long before going to the police. She shouldn’t have gotten rid of the clothes she was wearing. Shouldn’t have showered. Shouldn’t have drunk alcohol. Shouldn’t have put herself in that situation. Shouldn’t have gone into the room, up the stairs, given him the impression. If only she hadn’t existed, then none of this would have happened, why didn’t she think of that?.’ 🍃 This book has been on my #tbrpile for a long time, today I finally decided to read it. 🌲 If you have any suggestions for my Wednesday’s please make sure to leave a comment!🌲 •  #boekstagram #bookstagram #books #kimvankooten #booklover #winter #society #believes #bookstagrammer #bookcommunity #booklove #booksofinstagram #bookaesthetic #boeklezen #bibliophile #instabook #bookstagrammer #bookaddict  #bookphotography #booklove #bookshelf #bookblogger #igreads #instabooks #booksbooksbooks #readersofinstagram #booklovers #bookcommunity #beartown #fredrikbackmanbooks #fredrikbackman #fredrikbackmanquotes

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• Today I started reading: Beartown by Fredrik Backman. 🥀 It is the perfect book for this rainy Wednesday, also I just have to share the following quote, it was the main reason why I bought this book because with one quote Frederik had my interest: ‘She is told all the things she shouldn’t have done: She shouldn’t have waited so long before going to the police. She shouldn’t have gotten rid of the clothes she was wearing. Shouldn’t have showered. Shouldn’t have drunk alcohol. Shouldn’t have put herself in that situation. Shouldn’t have gone into the room, up the stairs, given him the impression. If only she hadn’t existed, then none of this would have happened, why didn’t she think of that?.’ 🍃 This book has been on my #tbrpile for a long time, today I finally decided to read it. 🌲 If you have any suggestions for my Wednesday’s please make sure to leave a comment!🌲 • #boekstagram #bookstagram #books #kimvankooten #booklover #winter #society #believes #bookstagrammer #bookcommunity #booklove #booksofinstagram #bookaesthetic #boeklezen #bibliophile #instabook #bookstagrammer #bookaddict #bookphotography #booklove #bookshelf #bookblogger #igreads #instabooks #booksbooksbooks #readersofinstagram #booklovers #bookcommunity #beartown #fredrikbackmanbooks #fredrikbackman #fredrikbackmanquotes

“People will always choose a simple lie over a complicated truth, because the lie has one unbeatable advantage: the truth always has to stick to what actually happened, whereas the lie just has to be easy to believe.”
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WOW. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning a few nights ago to finish Us Against You - and given that I have a newborn-ish baby who doesn’t sleep through the night (sigh) that should tell you what a pull this book had on me.

I’m not sure there’s another author who has been able to evoke the depth of emotions I feel when I read his books. I mean MAN ALIVE. It sounds like a cliche but while I read them I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I felt uplifted. Fredrik Backman captures the bittersweetness of life so unbelievably well that I am left breathless at the truth of his depiction. His characters are despicable and lovable, most of the time both of those things at once. You think you know one of the characters, that you have them pegged, and then you learn something new about them and your assumptions are completely upended. Which I think is exactly the point he’s trying to make! We are, all of us, good and bad, righteous and unworthy, beautiful and ugly. And the world is a messy, unfair, hateful place. But also a beautiful, redemptive, surprising, and hopeful place. GAH. I just loved Us Against You with everything in me. What a worthy follow up to Beartown! 5 incredible stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“People will always choose a simple lie over a complicated truth, because the lie has one unbeatable advantage: the truth always has to stick to what actually happened, whereas the lie just has to be easy to believe.”

WOW. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning a few nights ago to finish Us Against You - and given that I have a newborn-ish baby who doesn’t sleep through the night (sigh) that should tell you what a pull this book had on me.

I’m not sure there’s another author who has been able to evoke the depth of emotions I feel when I read his books. I mean MAN ALIVE. It sounds like a cliche but while I read them I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I felt uplifted. Fredrik Backman captures the bittersweetness of life so unbelievably well that I am left breathless at the truth of his depiction. His characters are despicable and lovable, most of the time both of those things at once. You think you know one of the characters, that you have them pegged, and then you learn something new about them and your assumptions are completely upended. Which I think is exactly the point he’s trying to make! We are, all of us, good and bad, righteous and unworthy, beautiful and ugly. And the world is a messy, unfair, hateful place. But also a beautiful, redemptive, surprising, and hopeful place. GAH. I just loved Us Against You with everything in me. What a worthy follow up to Beartown! 5 incredible stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MY PRECIOUS CARGO! #momabear #beartown 💜💜

MY PRECIOUS CARGO! #momabear #beartown 💜💜

همه چیز خوب خواهد شد و نیازی به ترس نیست. 
بچه ها به این دروغ نیاز دارند تا شجاعت پیدا کنند در تخت خودشان بخوابند؛ والدین برای بلند شدن در صبح روز بعد. 
#شهرخرس #شهر_خرس. #فردریک_بکمن  #نشرنون #نشر_نون 
#هواپیما_اوکراین #ترس #رمان #انتشارات
#fredrikbackman #beartown #ukraine‌

همه چیز خوب خواهد شد و نیازی به ترس نیست.
بچه ها به این دروغ نیاز دارند تا شجاعت پیدا کنند در تخت خودشان بخوابند؛ والدین برای بلند شدن در صبح روز بعد.
#شهرخرس #شهر_خرس . #فردریک_بکمن #نشرنون #نشر_نون
#هواپیما_اوکراین #ترس #رمان #انتشارات
#fredrikbackman #beartown #ukraine

FRESH ON OUR CASK: ‘Bruins Ruin’ - Another classic from our friends @beartownbrewery this ‘biscuity and sweet’ bitter will go down a treat! ⠀
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#thedockyard #cask #beartown

FRESH ON OUR CASK: ‘Bruins Ruin’ - Another classic from our friends @beartownbrewery this ‘biscuity and sweet’ bitter will go down a treat! ⠀

#thedockyard #cask #beartown

📚 QOTD: What are you reading to finish out January?
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I have been trekking through #AskAgainYes since before the new year. Don’t get me wrong, I am enjoying it so much, but it is so emotional that I feel like I am just dragging as I read it. It has taken me much longer than anticipated, and I am ready to move on from it.
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📚 QOTD: What are you reading to finish out January?
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I have been trekking through #AskAgainYes since before the new year. Don’t get me wrong, I am enjoying it so much, but it is so emotional that I feel like I am just dragging as I read it. It has taken me much longer than anticipated, and I am ready to move on from it.
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I discovered @backmansk in 2018 when I read #Beartown and FELL.IN.LOVE. I picked up #AndEveryMorningtheWayHomeGetsLongerandLonger a couple of months ago and have been excited to read it but keep pushing it aside. I know it will be a quick read, so I’m going to dedicate a Saturday morning to it before the end of the month.
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My husband and I got on the @mythical train about a year ago, and we have had so much fun watching these goofy dudes on YouTube. They are always a bright spot to our evenings at home together. When I learned they were writing a book, I knew I HAD to read it. My sweet husband gave me #TheLostCausesofBleakCreek as a Christmas present, and it has been at the top of my #2020TBR since.
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Another favourite of 2019. Couldn’t get enough of this book. It started out a bit slow but then it got difficult to put it down. Lots of raw emotion portrayed. Lots of personal, family, and small town dynamics illustrated. Had laughed and cried along with the characters #beartown #currentread

Another favourite of 2019. Couldn’t get enough of this book. It started out a bit slow but then it got difficult to put it down. Lots of raw emotion portrayed. Lots of personal, family, and small town dynamics illustrated. Had laughed and cried along with the characters #beartown #currentread

"But what the hell is life, Peter, apart from moments?". Absolutely loving this book, the suspense is getting the best of my anxiety though!  #beartown #enjoythemoments #readersofinsta #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #readingmakesmehappy #readingmakesmenervous #readbooks #readabook #hockey #instabook #bookreviewer #librariesofinstagram #readingaddict

"But what the hell is life, Peter, apart from moments?". Absolutely loving this book, the suspense is getting the best of my anxiety though! #beartown #enjoythemoments #readersofinsta #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #readingmakesmehappy #readingmakesmenervous #readbooks #readabook #hockey #instabook #bookreviewer #librariesofinstagram #readingaddict

I’d like to be in Whistler again. I’d also like the third book in the Beartown series to be published so that I might be entertained. What’s a book you so loved reading that you still think about it two years later?
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I’d like to be in Whistler again. I’d also like the third book in the Beartown series to be published so that I might be entertained. What’s a book you so loved reading that you still think about it two years later?
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So excited to start this one!! Not only because I’m a big hockey fan but this cover is so stinkin pretty. Jetson just can’t stay out of these book pics 🤓 🔅Does anyone else get excited for a book just because of the cover? Or just me ? 🤷🏼‍♀️ . . . 
#bookstagram #booklove #beartown 
#puppylove

So excited to start this one!! Not only because I’m a big hockey fan but this cover is so stinkin pretty. Jetson just can’t stay out of these book pics 🤓 🔅Does anyone else get excited for a book just because of the cover? Or just me ? 🤷🏼‍♀️ . . .
#bookstagram #booklove #beartown
#puppylove

“Sometimes life doesn’t let you choose your battles. Just the company you keep.”
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I feel like this quote perfectly sums up this book. It’s about a small town whose lives revolve around hockey, and how all the personal happenings off the ice affect the sport & the town. This one was a bit more intense and darker than I expected! Definitely a good read, although A Man Called Ove continues to be my favorite. Perhaps I shouldn’t compare the author’s different works, but I share because I think I keep looking for something to match the level of Ove and then I’m ever-so-slightly disappointed when it doesn’t. However, this is my third novel I’ve read of his & I love him as an author! I think he’s fantastic and I look forward to exploring more of his catalogue. 🏒
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“Sometimes life doesn’t let you choose your battles. Just the company you keep.”
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I feel like this quote perfectly sums up this book. It’s about a small town whose lives revolve around hockey, and how all the personal happenings off the ice affect the sport & the town. This one was a bit more intense and darker than I expected! Definitely a good read, although A Man Called Ove continues to be my favorite. Perhaps I shouldn’t compare the author’s different works, but I share because I think I keep looking for something to match the level of Ove and then I’m ever-so-slightly disappointed when it doesn’t. However, this is my third novel I’ve read of his & I love him as an author! I think he’s fantastic and I look forward to exploring more of his catalogue. 🏒
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It’s been a busy day but just wanted to pop on here quick and share some recent bookmail! Thank goodness for gift cards I received at Christmas that allowed me to get these books. I can’t wait to read all of these; which one do you think I should read first?
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#iwanttoreadallthebooks #allthebooks #allthereading #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram 
#booksbooksbooks #bookworm #bibliophile #ilovebooks #ilovereading #withoutmerit #beartown #suchafunage #bookstack

It’s been a busy day but just wanted to pop on here quick and share some recent bookmail! Thank goodness for gift cards I received at Christmas that allowed me to get these books. I can’t wait to read all of these; which one do you think I should read first?
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#iwanttoreadallthebooks #allthebooks #allthereading #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram
#booksbooksbooks #bookworm #bibliophile #ilovebooks #ilovereading #withoutmerit #beartown #suchafunage #bookstack

Hump day random recommendation: Beartown and its sequel Us Against Them by Fredrik Backman. They are frustrating, amazing books. I found the style a little trying at the start but grew quickly to love it. As a girl from a hockey town herself these books spoke to me especially. The second book was even better than the first IMO. Give them a go, you won’t regret!

Hump day random recommendation: Beartown and its sequel Us Against Them by Fredrik Backman. They are frustrating, amazing books. I found the style a little trying at the start but grew quickly to love it. As a girl from a hockey town herself these books spoke to me especially. The second book was even better than the first IMO. Give them a go, you won’t regret!

Well, I did it. I got a TBR cart. #bookstagrammademedoit This is not even a big chunk of my TBR, just some that I want to get to soon. I’m really happy with it ☺️ What’s next on your TBR?

Well, I did it. I got a TBR cart. #bookstagrammademedoit This is not even a big chunk of my TBR, just some that I want to get to soon. I’m really happy with it ☺️ What’s next on your TBR?

Good evening lovelies 💜

Oof it's been a super long day today! Anyone else feel the same?

Its currently the type of weather outside where I just want to snuggle up in bed, with my onesie on, drinking hot chocolate and reading a book.

What's the perfect weather for you to be reading in? 💜

#theflatshare #betholeary #thegentlemansguidetoviceandvirtue #beartown #nineperfectstrangers #hereveryfear #lianemoriarty #peterswanson #mackenzielee #fredrikbackman #bluebooks #hardback #paperback #booksofig #ilovebooks #bookstagram #bookstack #bookstagramer

Good evening lovelies 💜

Oof it's been a super long day today! Anyone else feel the same?

Its currently the type of weather outside where I just want to snuggle up in bed, with my onesie on, drinking hot chocolate and reading a book.

What's the perfect weather for you to be reading in? 💜

#theflatshare #betholeary #thegentlemansguidetoviceandvirtue #beartown #nineperfectstrangers #hereveryfear #lianemoriarty #peterswanson #mackenzielee #fredrikbackman #bluebooks #hardback #paperback #booksofig #ilovebooks #bookstagram #bookstack #bookstagramer

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𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻 by 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗸 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗺𝗮𝗻
5 - ❤️💛💚💙💜
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Sooooo, is it too soon to have a favorite book for 2020??? There were no words wasted in this book! Phenomenal writing and character development. I LOVED the way the I could never guess what the characters were going to do or say next. I'd be thinking one way, the scene would cut away and then back again, and the characters would go in a direction that I wasn't expecting--but it made total sense! People are complex and when dealing with real life, morality issues, you never know what one might do. Reading this book, my heart was broken and then restored in so many different ways. This book is for men, women, boys, girls, athletes, non-athletes, parents, those without children--PEOPLE! Walking away from this book, my hope is that people everywhere will just practice kindness. We're all people trying to make the best of this life we're given but all that is lost with respect and compassion for others.
Run and get this book. 🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️
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📝 🅱🅾🅾🅺 🆁🅴🆅🅸🅴🆆 📝
𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻 by 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗸 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗺𝗮𝗻
5 - ❤️💛💚💙💜


Sooooo, is it too soon to have a favorite book for 2020??? There were no words wasted in this book! Phenomenal writing and character development. I LOVED the way the I could never guess what the characters were going to do or say next. I'd be thinking one way, the scene would cut away and then back again, and the characters would go in a direction that I wasn't expecting--but it made total sense! People are complex and when dealing with real life, morality issues, you never know what one might do. Reading this book, my heart was broken and then restored in so many different ways. This book is for men, women, boys, girls, athletes, non-athletes, parents, those without children--PEOPLE! Walking away from this book, my hope is that people everywhere will just practice kindness. We're all people trying to make the best of this life we're given but all that is lost with respect and compassion for others.
Run and get this book. 🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️


#Beartown #fiction #runningthroughpages #RTP2020 #bookstagrammers #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookreview #booknerd #bookaddict #BookPhotography #bookrecommendations #readingtime #ilovebooks #epicreads #bookflatlay #instabooks #igreads #booksofinstagram #FredrikBlackman #AlwaysReading #booklove #MustRead #LateNightReading #bookworm #reading #literature #literaturelover #booksbooksbooks

Книга Бакмана «Медвежий угол»
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Мне так нравится русское название этой книги. Я его узнала уже потом, когда готовила этот пост. А так я читала на шведском Björnstad и на английском Bear town. Все-таки русское название самое точное, ведь место действия именно, что медвежий угол! Бакман — один из немногих авторов, чьи переводы на русский — это шедевры.
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Эта книга совсем не зайдет ценителям классического Бакмана (круто, да, при жизни создать себе такое имя, что о тебе говорят «классический Бакман»? и при этом не издеваются). Тут практически нет юмора, так только в мелочах. Здесь и надежды маловато. Бакман нас не примеряет с главной темой своего романа — изнасилование.
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В этой книге очень долгий разгон. Такой долгий, что, читая, на шведском я устала. В ней очень странная структуру. Такая сумбурная. Автор постоянно прыгает от героя к герою. Вот в одном абзаце раскрываются страдания главной героини, через строчку ее отца, а потом тренера хоккейной команды. Главное событие — то самое изнасилование, происходит уже после половины произведения. Все это время Бакман создает декорации. Честно, очень скучные декорации городка, чей смысл жизни -хоккейная игра юниорской команды. Прям первые 100 страниц хочется застрелиться. А на шведском так вообще, хочется застрелиться, летя с моста.. ну чтоб наверняка.
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Но стоит вам стать частью книги, вы снова встретите типичного Бакмана. Пусть и без шуток, о страшном, но очень просто.. и так точно. Я не знаю, как ему удалось описать проблему современного Казахстана? Мне повезло, я не вошла в ту треть женщин Казахстана, которая подверглась изнасилованию (именно такую статистику я услышала недавно в одном из казахстанских подкастов). Но я же вижу этих женщин каждый день. Они сейчас стали потихоньку выходить из тени. И читая Бакмана, я слышала слова девушки из поезда..
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Эту книгу надо заставить читать каждого казахстанца. Вне зависимости от пола и возраста.
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В нашем обществе проблема насилия стоит остро, и мы недостаточно с ней боремся… Не оставайтесь в стороне.. не ждите, что эта беда постучится в вашу дверь.. или в дверь ваших любимых женщин.
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Молчание — это соучастие.
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#читаемсаминой #мирдолжензнатьчтоячитаю #букстаграм

Книга Бакмана «Медвежий угол»

Мне так нравится русское название этой книги. Я его узнала уже потом, когда готовила этот пост. А так я читала на шведском Björnstad и на английском Bear town. Все-таки русское название самое точное, ведь место действия именно, что медвежий угол! Бакман — один из немногих авторов, чьи переводы на русский — это шедевры.

Эта книга совсем не зайдет ценителям классического Бакмана (круто, да, при жизни создать себе такое имя, что о тебе говорят «классический Бакман»? и при этом не издеваются). Тут практически нет юмора, так только в мелочах. Здесь и надежды маловато. Бакман нас не примеряет с главной темой своего романа — изнасилование.

В этой книге очень долгий разгон. Такой долгий, что, читая, на шведском я устала. В ней очень странная структуру. Такая сумбурная. Автор постоянно прыгает от героя к герою. Вот в одном абзаце раскрываются страдания главной героини, через строчку ее отца, а потом тренера хоккейной команды. Главное событие — то самое изнасилование, происходит уже после половины произведения. Все это время Бакман создает декорации. Честно, очень скучные декорации городка, чей смысл жизни -хоккейная игра юниорской команды. Прям первые 100 страниц хочется застрелиться. А на шведском так вообще, хочется застрелиться, летя с моста.. ну чтоб наверняка.

Но стоит вам стать частью книги, вы снова встретите типичного Бакмана. Пусть и без шуток, о страшном, но очень просто.. и так точно. Я не знаю, как ему удалось описать проблему современного Казахстана? Мне повезло, я не вошла в ту треть женщин Казахстана, которая подверглась изнасилованию (именно такую статистику я услышала недавно в одном из казахстанских подкастов). Но я же вижу этих женщин каждый день. Они сейчас стали потихоньку выходить из тени. И читая Бакмана, я слышала слова девушки из поезда..

Эту книгу надо заставить читать каждого казахстанца. Вне зависимости от пола и возраста.

В нашем обществе проблема насилия стоит остро, и мы недостаточно с ней боремся… Не оставайтесь в стороне.. не ждите, что эта беда постучится в вашу дверь.. или в дверь ваших любимых женщин.

Молчание — это соучастие.

#читаемсаминой #мирдолжензнатьчтоячитаю #букстаграм

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My little collection of Fredrik Backman! Do you have any others by him you would recommend for me? 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#fredrikbackman #beartown #thedealofalifetime #usagainstyou #bookshark #booksharks #cozybooks #adultfiction #bookworm #bookaesthetic #bookaddict #bookish #bibliophile #booklife #booklifestyle #bibliophilelife #goodbooks #favouritebooks #favebook

My little collection of Fredrik Backman! Do you have any others by him you would recommend for me? 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#fredrikbackman #beartown #thedealofalifetime #usagainstyou #bookshark #booksharks #cozybooks #adultfiction #bookworm #bookaesthetic #bookaddict #bookish #bibliophile #booklife #booklifestyle #bibliophilelife #goodbooks #favouritebooks #favebook

This book was recommended to me by @magsisreadingagain and I just finished it and I am floored! For me it started off a little slowly but half way through it picked up and never stopped! The beginning slow pace seemed to be more deliberate and make more sense once I finished the book. I am honestly still reeling and don't know what to say as a review other than if you haven't read this book, you should!! **side note my poor pup would not leave the bed and actually posed, so I had to pick this one😊** #bookstagram #beartown #fredrikbackman #booksthatmakeyouthink

This book was recommended to me by @magsisreadingagain and I just finished it and I am floored! For me it started off a little slowly but half way through it picked up and never stopped! The beginning slow pace seemed to be more deliberate and make more sense once I finished the book. I am honestly still reeling and don't know what to say as a review other than if you haven't read this book, you should!! **side note my poor pup would not leave the bed and actually posed, so I had to pick this one😊** #bookstagram #beartown #fredrikbackman #booksthatmakeyouthink

B O O K  R E V I E W || Bear town by Fredrik Bachman⁣⁣
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I was so excited to finally read this book and thankful to @Scribd for having the Ebook! (I’m just a huge fan. #sponsorme 😆) because I love Fredrik Bachman’s writing. He did not disappoint with this amazing book!⁣⁣
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Bear Town is a small Hockey Town, where Hockey is definitely the most important thing. We see many perspectives of the teenagers in the town, the parents and the hockey coaches. ⁣⁣
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When the daughter of one of the hockey coaches is raped by one of the star players on the team, everything changes. ⁣⁣
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This book had me gripped from start to finish. I really enjoyed the different perspectives. This was such a quick read and I just loved how it explored both sides and how loyalty isn’t always a good thing. ⁣⁣
Beautiful. ⁣⁣
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#bookreview⁣
#bookstagram⁣
#beartown⁣
#fredrikbackman⁣
#scribd⁣
#ebook⁣

B O O K R E V I E W || Bear town by Fredrik Bachman⁣⁣
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I was so excited to finally read this book and thankful to @Scribd for having the Ebook! (I’m just a huge fan. #sponsorme 😆) because I love Fredrik Bachman’s writing. He did not disappoint with this amazing book!⁣⁣
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Bear Town is a small Hockey Town, where Hockey is definitely the most important thing. We see many perspectives of the teenagers in the town, the parents and the hockey coaches. ⁣⁣
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When the daughter of one of the hockey coaches is raped by one of the star players on the team, everything changes. ⁣⁣
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This book had me gripped from start to finish. I really enjoyed the different perspectives. This was such a quick read and I just loved how it explored both sides and how loyalty isn’t always a good thing. ⁣⁣
Beautiful. ⁣⁣
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#bookreview
#bookstagram
#beartown
#fredrikbackman
#scribd
#ebook

Well...this sucked. 🙃 Actually, I love these kind of workouts that are more difficult mentally than they are physically, but this was also very tough physically after doing the @beartownathletics metcon this morning.
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In workouts like these, I like to give myself ‘Rules’. My ‘Rules’ for this workout were: each row had to be sub 1:50, must add weight to the squat each set, and no belt allowed on the squat.
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First 🎥: 135
Second 🎥: 250
Third 🎥: 275 😵
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#Beartownathletics #beartown #crossfitbeartown #crossfit #powerlifting #groupfitness #poundfit #yoga #bootcamp #fitness #fitnessmotivation #strength #hwpo #squat #deadlift #trainharder #motivation #gymlife #nutrition #yoga #gym #mentality #mindovermatter @beartownathletics @intenseattire

Well...this sucked. 🙃 Actually, I love these kind of workouts that are more difficult mentally than they are physically, but this was also very tough physically after doing the @beartownathletics metcon this morning.
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In workouts like these, I like to give myself ‘Rules’. My ‘Rules’ for this workout were: each row had to be sub 1:50, must add weight to the squat each set, and no belt allowed on the squat.
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First 🎥: 135
Second 🎥: 250
Third 🎥: 275 😵
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#Beartownathletics #beartown #crossfitbeartown #crossfit #powerlifting #groupfitness #poundfit #yoga #bootcamp #fitness #fitnessmotivation #strength #hwpo #squat #deadlift #trainharder #motivation #gymlife #nutrition #yoga #gym #mentality #mindovermatter @beartownathletics @intenseattire

AND THE WINNER IS... 📖 📚 🏆 Our 2019 book club wrapped up and we always vote on our top three books of the cycle. So here it is: #1: Beartown by Fredrik Backman #2: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens #3: Birdie by Tracey Lindberg. #beartown #wherethecrawdadssing #birdie

AND THE WINNER IS... 📖 📚 🏆 Our 2019 book club wrapped up and we always vote on our top three books of the cycle. So here it is: #1 : Beartown by Fredrik Backman #2 : Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens #3 : Birdie by Tracey Lindberg. #beartown #wherethecrawdadssing #birdie

💬 do you have snow right now? do you like snow?
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Happy Monday 💕📚 I have the holiday off today so I'll be spending it taking booksta photos and cleaning because I didn't do it yesterday lol
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Living in Kansas was great because it got really cold and we got a ton of snow. Now that I live in Virginia I am incredibly sad that it hasn't gotten all that cold and we've had no snow 😥
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#allthebooksjan20 : snow day reads
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#bookaholic #fantasy #youngadult #booksta #bookworm #igbooks #igreads #booknerdigans #booknerds #instareads #bookishlove #bookaddicts #bookobsessed #bookish #reads #bibliofeature #biblio_feature #beartown #fredrikbackman #shelfie

💬 do you have snow right now? do you like snow?
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Happy Monday 💕📚 I have the holiday off today so I'll be spending it taking booksta photos and cleaning because I didn't do it yesterday lol
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Living in Kansas was great because it got really cold and we got a ton of snow. Now that I live in Virginia I am incredibly sad that it hasn't gotten all that cold and we've had no snow 😥
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#allthebooksjan20 : snow day reads
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#bookaholic #fantasy #youngadult #booksta #bookworm #igbooks #igreads #booknerdigans #booknerds #instareads #bookishlove #bookaddicts #bookobsessed #bookish #reads #bibliofeature #biblio_feature #beartown #fredrikbackman #shelfie

Today is Blue Monday...as if every other Monday isn’t already sad enough! 😂. What’s the last book that made you ugly cry?⁣
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I wrote a blog post about this topic for Blue Monday, so go check it out through the link in my bio! Pictured above are my 2019 ugly-cry reads 😊⁣
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#books #bookstagram #bookblog #bookworm #bookishcanadians #bookblogger #notyouraveragebookspam #booksharks #bluemonday #uglycry #booksthatmademecry #bookishreads #blogpost #linkinbio #dominicana #wherethecrawdadssing #beartown #askagainyes #thegown #dearmrsbird #10minutes38secondsinthisstrangeworld #fiction #emotionalbooks #emotionalreads

Today is Blue Monday...as if every other Monday isn’t already sad enough! 😂. What’s the last book that made you ugly cry?⁣

I wrote a blog post about this topic for Blue Monday, so go check it out through the link in my bio! Pictured above are my 2019 ugly-cry reads 😊⁣

#books #bookstagram #bookblog #bookworm #bookishcanadians #bookblogger #notyouraveragebookspam #booksharks #bluemonday #uglycry #booksthatmademecry #bookishreads #blogpost #linkinbio #dominicana #wherethecrawdadssing #beartown #askagainyes #thegown #dearmrsbird #10minutes38secondsinthisstrangeworld #fiction #emotionalbooks #emotionalreads

Happy Monday! It’s going to be a great day! ❤️ “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend” -MLK Jr. #bookstagram #book #currentlyreading #currentlyreading #beartown #bookwormlife #booksandbreakfast #fredrickbackman #booklover #coffeelover

Happy Monday! It’s going to be a great day! ❤️ “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend” -MLK Jr. #bookstagram #book #currentlyreading #currentlyreading #beartown #bookwormlife #booksandbreakfast #fredrickbackman #booklover #coffeelover

Happy Monday bookish friends! 📚 Here’s my pic for @lilacsandliterature ’s #icybluebookstack challenge. Yeah….. I live in Tennessee so no snow drifts or beautiful icy trees around here. 😂 Surprisingly, it was actually snowing when I took this photo. I’m sure they will call off schools because of the snow you can see in the background. 🤦‍♀️ And yes, I had to get creative with the “ice” part.

I grew up in Minnesota and Colorado and I do miss the snow. ❄️❄️❄️ ☃️🌬 Granted, one good snowstorm per year would satisfy me, I don’t need the months and months of frigid cold and snow. It was 70 degrees here on Friday.

#tennesseesnowstorm #bookstagram #bookstack #bookstackchallenge #bluebookstack #winterbookstack #bookstagrammer #readersofinstagram #beartown #bookish #bibliophile #reading #bookover #contemporaryfiction #fiction #booksofinstagram #bookcommunity #bookaholic #booksbooksbooks #behindthebookstagram

Happy Monday bookish friends! 📚 Here’s my pic for @lilacsandliterature ’s #icybluebookstack challenge. Yeah….. I live in Tennessee so no snow drifts or beautiful icy trees around here. 😂 Surprisingly, it was actually snowing when I took this photo. I’m sure they will call off schools because of the snow you can see in the background. 🤦‍♀️ And yes, I had to get creative with the “ice” part.

I grew up in Minnesota and Colorado and I do miss the snow. ❄️❄️❄️ ☃️🌬 Granted, one good snowstorm per year would satisfy me, I don’t need the months and months of frigid cold and snow. It was 70 degrees here on Friday.

#tennesseesnowstorm #bookstagram #bookstack #bookstackchallenge #bluebookstack #winterbookstack #bookstagrammer #readersofinstagram #beartown #bookish #bibliophile #reading #bookover #contemporaryfiction #fiction #booksofinstagram #bookcommunity #bookaholic #booksbooksbooks #behindthebookstagram

Sometimes when I stare out of the window I still cannot believe I am far away from home. Today we're moving to a different place, the place where we were suppose to be from the beginning, a new place, a new home.
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It's weird how you get engulfed by some books yet when you reach the last page, the book sort of kicks you out and you do not know what to do next or where to go from here. .
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Coffee beans are over, so today I had this detox tea which me and @ultraviolentgaze use to have everyday when we we're staying in Airbnb, felt weird but without a proper reading ritual, I just cannot bring myself to start a new book.
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How are you? How are your days going? How's life?

Sometimes when I stare out of the window I still cannot believe I am far away from home. Today we're moving to a different place, the place where we were suppose to be from the beginning, a new place, a new home.
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It's weird how you get engulfed by some books yet when you reach the last page, the book sort of kicks you out and you do not know what to do next or where to go from here. .
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Coffee beans are over, so today I had this detox tea which me and @ultraviolentgaze use to have everyday when we we're staying in Airbnb, felt weird but without a proper reading ritual, I just cannot bring myself to start a new book.
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How are you? How are your days going? How's life?