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@booksontheside

“A lone fly can’t overturn a single teacup, but a fly buzzing in the ear of a bull until the bull panics and rushes into a china shop in a rage can accomplish any amount of devastation.”⁣

I held off so long on reading this because I didn’t want it to be over. And now it’s over and I’m going to be over here 😭 until Fredrik Backman announces the third Beartown book. Us Against You definitely lived up to the first book (though I still think Beartown will forever my favorite) and does a wonderful job of jumping back into the story and bringing our favorite characters back. Yes, the book is still very much focused on hockey, but again, Backman is such an amazing writer that I never wanted it to end.⁣

If you’ve read Us Against You, who is your favorite character? Something tells me mang of us will be on the same page about Benji, but I’m also a big Ramona fan 😻.⁣
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#usagainstyou #beartown #fredrikbackman #bookstagram #bookish #whatiread #bookblogger #booksharks #booksandbaking

“A lone fly can’t overturn a single teacup, but a fly buzzing in the ear of a bull until the bull panics and rushes into a china shop in a rage can accomplish any amount of devastation.”⁣
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I held off so long on reading this because I didn’t want it to be over. And now it’s over and I’m going to be over here 😭 until Fredrik Backman announces the third Beartown book. Us Against You definitely lived up to the first book (though I still think Beartown will forever my favorite) and does a wonderful job of jumping back into the story and bringing our favorite characters back. Yes, the book is still very much focused on hockey, but again, Backman is such an amazing writer that I never wanted it to end.⁣
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If you’ve read Us Against You, who is your favorite character? Something tells me mang of us will be on the same page about Benji, but I’m also a big Ramona fan 😻.⁣
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#usagainstyou #beartown #fredrikbackman #bookstagram #bookish #whatiread #bookblogger #booksharks #booksandbaking
69 12 2 hours ago
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@whatcourtreads

#freetfivestars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #freetbooks2019 #freetbestbooklist This was so beautifully written and powerful. It touched on so many issues in society and on every parents worst nightmare, for any of their children. This was outstanding and I wish our book club had voted on this one because it would make for a great discussion. #beartown

#freetfivestars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #freetbooks2019 #freetbestbooklist This was so beautifully written and powerful. It touched on so many issues in society and on every parents worst nightmare, for any of their children. This was outstanding and I wish our book club had voted on this one because it would make for a great discussion. #beartown
5 1 4 hours ago
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@kodiak_beartown_market

Kodiak, Alaska

BearTown Market will be open this week for our last 2 shows of the season, welcoming @halcruises to the island!
Locals and visitors alike, we hope you stop by and shop the lovely variety of locally made products. It’s been a fantastic season and we hope to see you for the last couple shows! 🛳 Wednesday, September 18th, 8 am - 2 pm
🌦Friday, September 20th, 9 am - 2 pm
🛳 Kodiak Harbor Convention Center (lower level), downtown Kodiak across from St Paul Harbor
#kodiakbeartownmarket #supportlocal

BearTown Market will be open this week for our last 2 shows of the season, welcoming @halcruises to the island! 
Locals and visitors alike, we hope you stop by and shop the lovely variety of locally made products. It’s been a fantastic season and we hope to see you for the last couple shows! 🛳 Wednesday, September 18th, 8 am - 2 pm
🌦Friday, September 20th, 9 am - 2 pm
🛳 Kodiak Harbor Convention Center (lower level), downtown Kodiak across from St Paul Harbor 
#kodiakbeartownmarket #supportlocal
18 1 8 hours ago
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@lazy_reader_718

Hey guys! Welcome to my bookstagram page! I have always loved reading and wanted to go a step further in my adventures with reading!
These are my favorite books which were written by the incredibly talented @backmansk! If you haven’t checked out this incredible story of Beartown you should do it soon! If you’re reading this post PLEASE drop a comment telling me your favorite book and author!
Thanks for dropping in and I am sure this will be a fun adventure!! 📚🤘🏼😎 #bookstagram #beartown #reading📖 #bookworm_insta #bookaholic

Hey guys! Welcome to my bookstagram page! I have always loved reading and wanted to go a step further in my adventures with reading! 
These are my favorite books which were written by the incredibly talented @backmansk! If you haven’t checked out this incredible story of Beartown you should do it soon! If you’re reading this post PLEASE drop a comment telling me your favorite book and author! 
Thanks for dropping in and I am sure this will be a fun adventure!! 📚🤘🏼😎#bookstagram #beartown #reading📖 #bookworm_insta #bookaholic
26 18 16 September, 2019
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@hoagiereads

Happy Monday, friends!!🌻 work today was very busy and I cant wait to curl up with my book this evening 📖
I hope everyone had a great start to their week! Let me know what you're reading this week 👇

#bookstagram #booksbooksbook #bookworm #beartown #currentlyreading #readersofig

Happy Monday, friends!!🌻 work today was very busy and I cant wait to curl up with my book this evening 📖 
I hope everyone had a great start to their week! Let me know what you're reading this week 👇

#bookstagram #booksbooksbook #bookworm #beartown #currentlyreading #readersofig
29 2 16 September, 2019
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@whatlaurasreading

My 3 year old has preschool today. So after I dropped her off, I stopped at @anokacolibrary to pick up a few books.
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Frankly in Love is part of my @contemporaryathon tbr. Wondering if I can’t fit Beartown in it as well.
#whatlaurasreading #beartown #fangirl #checkpleasecomics #librarianofauschwitz #franklyinlove #contemporaryathon #libraryhaul #librarybooks #bookstagram #bookstack #books #reading #tbr #septembertbr

My 3 year old has preschool today. So after I dropped her off, I stopped at @anokacolibrary to pick up a few books.
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Frankly in Love is part of my @contemporaryathon tbr. Wondering if I can’t fit Beartown in it as well.
#whatlaurasreading #beartown #fangirl #checkpleasecomics #librarianofauschwitz #franklyinlove #contemporaryathon #libraryhaul #librarybooks #bookstagram #bookstack #books #reading #tbr #septembertbr
48 3 16 September, 2019
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@riss_reads

Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

[PAST] I finished this book while lounging on the beach a few summers ago. Fredrik Backman does a great job describing small town life and an event that rocks the town and their top rated junior hockey team. I’m looking forward to reading more of his books!

[PAST] I finished this book while lounging on the beach a few summers ago. Fredrik Backman does a great job describing small town life and an event that rocks the town and their top rated junior hockey team. I’m looking forward to reading more of his books!
15 2 16 September, 2019
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@klara_vankova

Léto je pro mě paradoxně hrozně nečtecí období. Často jsem někde v tahu, většinou s velkou partou dalších lidí a na knížky prostě nestihne dojít. Mrzí mě, že jsem se v takovém rozpoložení pustila zrovna do Medvědína, protože by si zasloužil mnohem víc pozornosti a soustředění než ty třístránkové epizodky dvakrát do týdne, co jsem mu většinou dávala.. 🤔

Medvědín je velký a silný příběh. V kulisách zapomenutého hokejového městečka kdesi na severu rozehrává společenské / rodinné drama, které se dotýká obrovského množství témat. Děj nechci úplně popisovat, protože myslím, že je lepší do čtení vstoupit, aniž byste věděli, o čem to vlastně přesně je. Začátek je trochu pomalejší, než se seznámíte se všemi postavami (a že jich bylo!), ale cca od 150. stránky už to jede. Dalo by se říct, že jde o příběh o hokeji, co vlastně vůbec není o hokeji, pouze hokej využívá jako prostředek pro spoustu metafor k lidskému chování a fungování společnosti. A dostane vás to, i když na světě není moc věcí, které vás zajimají míň než hokej. 4/5
Za doporučení děkuji komu jinému než medvědínské královně @aneta_spageta 😄
#klarkacte

Léto je pro mě paradoxně hrozně nečtecí období. Často jsem někde v tahu, většinou s velkou partou dalších lidí a na knížky prostě nestihne dojít. Mrzí mě, že jsem se v takovém rozpoložení pustila zrovna do Medvědína, protože by si zasloužil mnohem víc pozornosti a soustředění než ty třístránkové epizodky dvakrát do týdne, co jsem mu většinou dávala.. 🤔

Medvědín je velký a silný příběh. V kulisách zapomenutého hokejového městečka kdesi na severu rozehrává společenské / rodinné drama, které se dotýká obrovského množství témat. Děj nechci úplně popisovat, protože myslím, že je lepší do čtení vstoupit, aniž byste věděli, o čem to vlastně přesně je. Začátek je trochu pomalejší, než se seznámíte se všemi postavami (a že jich bylo!), ale cca od 150. stránky už to jede. Dalo by se říct, že jde o příběh o hokeji, co vlastně vůbec není o hokeji, pouze hokej využívá jako prostředek pro spoustu metafor k lidskému chování a fungování společnosti. A dostane vás to, i když na světě není moc věcí, které vás zajimají míň než hokej. 4/5
Za doporučení děkuji komu jinému než medvědínské královně @aneta_spageta 😄
#klarkacte
48 4 16 September, 2019
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@torilandbooks

Oslo, Norway

I never cared for sports. Especially not those involving flying objects and at least 10 too many people running about. Yet here I am. I’m only 50 pages into this book, and I will protect this hockey team with my life.
#Björnstad #Bjørnstad #Beartown #FredrikBackman #Cappelendamm #Norlibokhandel #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #igbooks #ungebokelskere

I never cared for sports. Especially not those involving flying objects and at least 10 too many people running about. Yet here I am. I’m only 50 pages into this book, and I will protect this hockey team with my life. 
#Björnstad #Bjørnstad #Beartown #FredrikBackman #Cappelendamm #Norlibokhandel  #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #igbooks #ungebokelskere
31 0 16 September, 2019
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@bookbeforeuleap

Listening to audiobooks on the drive to work makes being sat in traffic on the M56 bearable! Great Narration of Bear Town on audible from John Sackville. 🐻 What are you listening to? .
#audiobooks #audible #beartown #fredrickbackman #fredrickbackmanbooks #bmw #bmwx1 #drivetowork #m56 #bookchallenge2019 #bookbingo #popsugarreadingchallenge2019 #bookaboutahobby #booksetinscadinavia #bookblogger #bookworm #bookstagram #bookaholic #booknerd #bookobsessed

Listening to audiobooks on the drive to work makes being sat in traffic on the M56 bearable! Great Narration of Bear Town on audible from John Sackville. 🐻 What are you listening to? .
#audiobooks #audible #beartown #fredrickbackman #fredrickbackmanbooks #bmw #bmwx1 #drivetowork #m56 #bookchallenge2019 #bookbingo #popsugarreadingchallenge2019 #bookaboutahobby #booksetinscadinavia #bookblogger #bookworm #bookstagram #bookaholic #booknerd #bookobsessed
14 0 16 September, 2019
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@kikiopia

Sunday snuggles. This little munchkin is snoring. 🙊📖☕️

Sunday snuggles. This little munchkin is snoring. 🙊📖☕️
26 3 15 September, 2019
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@booktwinsreviews1

What book took you the longest to finish?

I don’t remember anymore how I came across A Man Called Ove, but according to GR I listened to audiobook in July 2016, and it became immediately a favorite of mine. I was so enamored with Ove and the story that I told my girlfriends to get the audiobook PRONTO!! I was intrigued by the author, and My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You She’s Sorry only confirmed his amazing talent for storytelling.

And then came Beartown.

It took me TWO years and TWO tries to come to grips with this emotional and thought provoking book. The first time, in 2017 didn’t work out too well for me, but then earlier this year I gave it another try, and as it happens sometimes, the timing was just right. And listening to Us Against You right afterwards was the easiest decision I ever made.

I think the biggest issue I had with Beartown, was that I compared it to Ove, which is such a heartwarming and funny story, and Beartown is the polar opposite. Sometimes, it takes detours for met to get where I want to, but as long as I get there, I’m not complaining - lol.

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#beartown #amancalledove #fredrikbackman #audiobook #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookishlove #bookobsessed #bookaesthetic #bookphotography #bookcommunity #bookaddict #coffeeandbooks #bookgram #booksworthreading #bookishfeature #bookish

What book took you the longest to finish?

I don’t remember anymore how I came across A Man Called Ove, but according to GR I listened to audiobook in July 2016, and it became immediately a favorite of mine. I was so enamored with Ove and the story that I told my girlfriends to get the audiobook PRONTO!! I was intrigued by the author, and My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You She’s Sorry only confirmed his amazing talent for storytelling.

And then came Beartown.

It took me TWO years and TWO tries to come to grips with this emotional and thought provoking book. The first time, in 2017 didn’t work out too well for me, but then earlier this year I gave it another try, and as it happens sometimes, the timing was just right. And listening to Us Against You right afterwards was the easiest decision I ever made.

I think the biggest issue I had with Beartown, was that I compared it to Ove, which is such a heartwarming and funny story, and Beartown is the polar opposite. Sometimes, it takes detours for met to get where I want to, but as long as I get there, I’m not complaining - lol.

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#beartown #amancalledove #fredrikbackman #audiobook #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookishlove #bookobsessed #bookaesthetic #bookphotography #bookcommunity #bookaddict #coffeeandbooks #bookgram #booksworthreading #bookishfeature #bookish
651 100 15 September, 2019
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@acosyreader

Petersham, New South Wales

🏒 BOOK CLUB READS🏒
Are you in a book club? What do you recommend as a book club read?
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BEAR TOWN wasn't quite what I expected, and was a slow start for me - but then something clicked and I couldn't put it down!
I'll save the rest as it's a bookclub read so I like to chat with my ladies about our reads first 🙈 I think there'll be a good discussion on this one!
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Now I gotta get back to THE TESTAMENTS - only 40 pages to go 😍



#BearTown #BookClubRead #FredrikBackman

🏒 BOOK CLUB READS🏒
Are you in a book club? What do you recommend as a book club read?
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BEAR TOWN wasn't quite what I expected, and was a slow start for me - but then something clicked and I couldn't put it down!
I'll save the rest as it's a bookclub read so I like to chat with my ladies about our reads first 🙈 I think there'll be a good discussion on this one!
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Now I gotta get back to THE TESTAMENTS - only 40 pages to go 😍
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#BearTown #BookClubRead #FredrikBackman
160 15 15 September, 2019
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@bookaddictsam

Happy weekend!
Went to the thrift shop today and picked up these 5 titles 😍 - it was buy 4 get 1 free. Total cost 20$. Pretty impressed - especially because I ALMOST bought bear town at the book store for regular price.
#bookstack #thriller #romance #fiction #nonfiction #thriftstorefinds #books #secondhandbooks #beartown #brainonfire #astrangerinthehouse #themister #thefirstmistake

Happy weekend! 
Went to the thrift shop today and picked up these 5 titles 😍 - it was buy 4 get 1 free. Total cost 20$. Pretty impressed - especially because I ALMOST bought bear town at the book store for regular price. 
#bookstack #thriller #romance #fiction #nonfiction #thriftstorefinds #books #secondhandbooks #beartown #brainonfire #astrangerinthehouse #themister #thefirstmistake
23 0 15 September, 2019
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@insidemylibrarymind

QOTD: Who's an author whose one book you ADORED, but never read anything else by?
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I love Beartown and its sequel SO MUCH, it's one of my favorite books of all time, but I have yet to pick up anything else by Backman. Same goes for The Raven Cycle - it's my favorite series but I haven't read most of Stiefvater's other books. It's a mix between wanting to save them and being afraid I won't like them as much.
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But I highly recommend Beartown, it's such a great and nuanced examination of rape culture and a small town community.
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#allthebookssept19 // book spines .
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QOTD: Who's an author whose one book you ADORED, but never read anything else by?
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I love Beartown and its sequel SO MUCH, it's one of my favorite books of all time, but I have yet to pick up anything else by Backman. Same goes for The Raven Cycle - it's my favorite series but I haven't read most of Stiefvater's other books. It's a mix between wanting to save them and being afraid I won't like them as much.
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But I highly recommend Beartown, it's such a great and nuanced examination of rape culture and a small town community.
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✨ #allthebookssept19 // book spines .
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106 18 14 September, 2019
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@literaryquicksand

Happy Saturday! My #stacksaturday post is a collection of my current read (Senlin Ascends) sandwiched between two books I'm planning to read soon! .
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#bookstagram #LQRachel #bookblog #bookblogger #saturday #Literaryquicksand #LQ #bookstack #booksbooksbooks #fantasy #louisepenny #mystery #beartown #booklove #booklover

Happy Saturday! My #stacksaturday post is a collection of my current read (Senlin Ascends) sandwiched between two books I'm planning to read soon! .
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#bookstagram #LQRachel #bookblog #bookblogger #saturday #Literaryquicksand #LQ #bookstack #booksbooksbooks #fantasy #louisepenny #mystery #beartown #booklove #booklover
46 4 14 September, 2019
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@kendi_i_leximit

Njerëzit thonë se Qyteti i Arinjve ka marrë fund. Një komunitet i vogël i rrethuar nga pylli, që humbet pak e nga pak nga vetja, ndërsa pemët e gëlltisin çdo ditë e më shumë.

Por pranë liqenit gjendet një arenë akulli, e ndërtuar breza më parë nga punëtorët që e themeluan këtë qytet. Dhe brenda asaj arene gjendet arsyeja përse njerëzit e Qytetit të Arinjve besojnë se e ardhmja do të jetë më e mirë se e tashmja.

Ekipi i të rinjve i hokejit mbi akull do të marrë pjesë në ndeshjen kombëtare gjysmëfinale dhe, në fakt, një shans për të fituar e kanë. Të gjitha shpresat dhe ëndrrat e këtij vendi rëndojnë tashmë mbi supet e një grusht djemsh adoleshentë.

Të kesh përgjegjësi për shpresat e një qyteti të tërë është një peshë e rëndë, dhe ndeshja gjysmëfinale bëhet katalizatori i një akti të dhunshëm, që do të lërë të traumatizuar një vajzë të re dhe do të pështjellojë qytetin. Akuzat do të shpërthejnë dhe, si rrathët ujorë në një pellg, do të përshkojnë të gjithë Qytetin e Arinjve, pa lënë askënd pa prekur. “Qyteti i Arinjve” eksploron shpresat që mbajnë bashkë një komunitet të vogël, të fshehtat që e shkatërrojnë atë dhe kurajën që i nevojitet një individi për të shkuar kundër rrymës. Në këtë histori të një qyteti të vogël pyjor, Fredrik Backman-i ka ngërthyer të gjithë botën.

#qytetiiarinjve #beartown #usagainstyou #fredrikbackman #lexonilibra #libratemire #unelexoj #kendi_i_leximit #goodbooks #booklover #bookblogger #bookaddicted #bookaddiction #instabook #bibliophile #biblioterapia #bibliomania #bibliomaniac #bookish #goodreads #bookstagram #bookshelf #instabooks #books #goodreads #reading #readingtime #lovereading #igbooks #bookrecommendations #readerlifestyle

Njerëzit thonë se Qyteti i Arinjve ka marrë fund. Një komunitet i vogël i rrethuar nga pylli, që humbet pak e nga pak nga vetja, ndërsa pemët e gëlltisin çdo ditë e më shumë.

Por pranë liqenit gjendet një arenë akulli, e ndërtuar breza më parë nga punëtorët që e themeluan këtë qytet. Dhe brenda asaj arene gjendet arsyeja përse njerëzit e Qytetit të Arinjve besojnë se e ardhmja do të jetë më e mirë se e tashmja.

Ekipi i të rinjve i hokejit mbi akull do të marrë pjesë në ndeshjen kombëtare gjysmëfinale dhe, në fakt, një shans për të fituar e kanë. Të gjitha shpresat dhe ëndrrat e këtij vendi rëndojnë tashmë mbi supet e një grusht djemsh adoleshentë.

Të kesh përgjegjësi për shpresat e një qyteti të tërë është një peshë e rëndë, dhe ndeshja gjysmëfinale bëhet katalizatori i një akti të dhunshëm, që do të lërë të traumatizuar një vajzë të re dhe do të pështjellojë qytetin. Akuzat do të shpërthejnë dhe, si rrathët ujorë në një pellg, do të përshkojnë të gjithë Qytetin e Arinjve, pa lënë askënd pa prekur. “Qyteti i Arinjve” eksploron shpresat që mbajnë bashkë një komunitet të vogël, të fshehtat që e shkatërrojnë atë dhe kurajën që i nevojitet një individi për të shkuar kundër rrymës. Në këtë histori të një qyteti të vogël pyjor, Fredrik Backman-i ka ngërthyer të gjithë botën.

#qytetiiarinjve #beartown #usagainstyou #fredrikbackman #lexonilibra #libratemire #unelexoj #kendi_i_leximit #goodbooks #booklover #bookblogger #bookaddicted #bookaddiction #instabook #bibliophile #biblioterapia #bibliomania #bibliomaniac #bookish #goodreads #bookstagram #bookshelf #instabooks #books #goodreads #reading #readingtime #lovereading #igbooks #bookrecommendations #readerlifestyle
57 0 14 September, 2019
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@thebearspaw

The Bear's Paw

INTRODUCING: our new house ale - The Bears Paw Pale! We’ve worked with our friends @beartownbrewery to bring you a second house ale, with a lower ABV but still full of hoppy goodness! We can’t wait for you all to try it! #thebearspaw #ale #new #paleale #beer #cheshire #beartown

INTRODUCING: our new house ale - The Bears Paw Pale! We’ve worked with our friends @beartownbrewery to bring you a second house ale, with a lower ABV but still full of hoppy goodness! We can’t wait for you all to try it! #thebearspaw #ale #new #paleale #beer #cheshire #beartown
6 0 14 September, 2019
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@beingmissmeg

I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW EXCITED I AM.

Hello lovelies 💜

Guess who brought some books when they’re on a book buying ban?

That’s right, this gal.

Guess who is also happy they brought these even though they’re on a book buying ban?

Yep. Me. I know, the shameeee. But, I found all of these in a charity shop. A CHARITY SHOP! I paid £1.99 for The whisper man. It blows my mind how incredible that is. I’ve heard lots of great things about Bear town so I’m exited to give that one a read. I’ve already read My lovely wife but I don’t have a physical copy so any excuse to get one and I brought The Essex serpent totally due to the cover 😂 I cannot believe someone would give these to a charity shop. But thank you whoever it was, I love you.

QOTD: What’s the best book bargain you’ve ever found?

#thewhisperman #mylovelywife #beartown #theessexserpent #bookatgram #bookstagrammer #bookhaul #charityshop #secondhandbooks #bookpile #bookphoto

I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW EXCITED I AM.

Hello lovelies 💜

Guess who brought some books when they’re on a book buying ban?

That’s right, this gal.

Guess who is also happy they brought these even though they’re on a book buying ban?

Yep. Me. I know, the shameeee. But, I found all of these in a charity shop. A CHARITY SHOP! I paid £1.99 for The whisper man. It blows my mind how incredible that is. I’ve heard lots of great things about Bear town so I’m exited to give that one a read. I’ve already read My lovely wife but I don’t have a physical copy so any excuse to get one and I brought The Essex serpent totally due to the cover 😂 I cannot believe someone would give these to a charity shop. But thank you whoever it was, I love you.

QOTD: What’s the best book bargain you’ve ever found?

#thewhisperman #mylovelywife #beartown #theessexserpent #bookatgram #bookstagrammer #bookhaul #charityshop #secondhandbooks #bookpile #bookphoto
285 85 14 September, 2019
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@b_isforbooks

Mira Mesa, San Diego

Lies are simple. Truth is complicated.
Us Against You is the sequel to Bear Town (see previous post) which means I have been obsessively immersed in a fictional hockey town for too long and I need to read something else or I’ll go crazy! 😂 But man is it worth it. This isn’t just a story about hockey, it’s a story about people; about hatred, violence, and what makes a community. It’s hard to describe these books because they’re not just about one thing, they’re about everything. The whole human experience. What are the consequences when we spend too much time hating each other? How far is too far?
Us Against You reminded me that we’re all good and bad people, often at the same time.
#hockey #usagainstyou #beartown #hockeytown #fredrikbackman #bookstagram #book #bookclub #bookworm #read #reading #reads #bookofthemonth #bookoftheday #readers #readersofinstagram #bookquotes #quotes #books #coffeeandbooks #newbook #library

Lies are simple. Truth is complicated. 
Us Against You is the sequel to Bear Town (see previous post) which means I have been obsessively immersed in a fictional hockey town for too long and I need to read something else or I’ll go crazy! 😂 But man is it worth it. This isn’t just a story about hockey, it’s a story about people; about hatred, violence, and what makes a community.  It’s hard to describe these books because they’re not just about one thing, they’re about everything. The whole human experience. What are the consequences when we spend too much time hating each other? How far is too far? 
Us Against You reminded me that we’re all good and bad people, often at the same time. 
#hockey #usagainstyou #beartown #hockeytown #fredrikbackman #bookstagram #book #bookclub #bookworm #read #reading #reads #bookofthemonth #bookoftheday #readers #readersofinstagram #bookquotes #quotes #books #coffeeandbooks #newbook #library
28 5 13 September, 2019
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Meet the brewer @beartownbrewery at @kpakeele tonight with a pint of rather delicious Creme Bearlee #craftbeer #keele #keeleuniversity #ale #camra #beartown #staffordshire

Meet the brewer @beartownbrewery at @kpakeele tonight with a pint of rather delicious Creme Bearlee #craftbeer #keele #keeleuniversity #ale #camra #beartown #staffordshire
4 0 13 September, 2019
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Frederick Backman bundle! Paperbacks both in like new condition. ◾$5.50 each or both for $10◾

#booksforsale #booksale #bookstagram #instabooks #reading #novels #fiction #fredrikbackman #mygrandmotheraskedmetotellyoushessorry #beartown

Frederick Backman bundle! Paperbacks both in like new condition. ◾$5.50 each or both for $10◾

#booksforsale #booksale #bookstagram #instabooks #reading #novels #fiction #fredrikbackman #mygrandmotheraskedmetotellyoushessorry #beartown
12 4 13 September, 2019
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I have searched library book sales, used book stores, yard sales, and flea markets for the past three years trying to find a copy of Beartown with no luck. Finally, for my birthday this year my friends bought me a new copy.
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksharks #booksofig #bookblog #bookblogger #fallreads #fallreading #bookaholic #bookgeek #readerlife #bookstack #antique #williamsburg #antiques #shoplocal #beartown #backman @simonandschuster @backmansk #booklife #booklove

I have searched library book sales, used book stores, yard sales, and flea markets for the past three years trying to find a copy of Beartown with no luck. Finally, for my birthday this year my friends bought me a new copy.
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksharks #booksofig #bookblog #bookblogger #fallreads #fallreading #bookaholic #bookgeek #readerlife #bookstack #antique #williamsburg #antiques #shoplocal #beartown #backman @simonandschuster @backmansk #booklife #booklove
99 13 13 September, 2019
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Somehow I always end up reading three books at once and I inevitably get them at least a little mixed up 🤷‍♀️
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#weekendreads #amancalledove #beartown #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookaddict #readersofinstagram #bookobsessed

Somehow I always end up reading three books at once and I inevitably get them at least a little mixed up 🤷‍♀️
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#weekendreads #amancalledove #beartown #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookaddict #readersofinstagram #bookobsessed
20 1 13 September, 2019
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trigger warning for depiction and discussion of rape

this book is a phenomenal work with a story that if any single element was changed would not work - it handles such a challenging topic with grace and maturity

as mentioned, this story follows a small hockey town leading up to and in the aftermath of a young girl being raped by one of the players before their final game, so keep that in mind if you’re wondering if this book is right for you

if you think it might be - it is

#beartown #favoritebooks #librarybook #bookstagram

trigger warning for depiction and discussion of rape

this book is a phenomenal work with a story that if any single element was changed would not work - it handles such a challenging topic with grace and maturity

as mentioned, this story follows a small hockey town leading up to and in the aftermath of a young girl being raped by one of the players before their final game, so keep that in mind if you’re wondering if this book is right for you

if you think it might be - it is

#beartown #favoritebooks #librarybook #bookstagram
10 0 12 September, 2019
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Do you ever read books based upon something you know nothing about and instantly become obsessed with that topic??? 🤔
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Bear Town's whole existence revolves around ice hockey. The players, the history, the hope it gives to the locals 🏒. Add stress and the need to succeed into that mix and you've got one hell of a pressure cooker! 🤪
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I know nothing about Ice Hockey, absolutely nothing. And yet I have been well and truly sucked into this world of ice!!
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#books #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #thebookgeekboutique #amandajaynereads #beartown #fredrikbackman #bookchat #bookcollector #currentlyreading #currentreads #lovereading #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #bookgeek #bibliophile #instaread #igbooks #bookaholic #bookphotography

Do you ever read books based upon something you know nothing about and instantly become obsessed with that topic??? 🤔
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Bear Town's whole existence revolves around ice hockey. The players, the history, the hope it gives to the locals 🏒. Add stress and the need to succeed into that mix and you've got one hell of a pressure cooker! 🤪
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I know nothing about Ice Hockey, absolutely nothing. And yet I have been well and truly sucked into this world of ice!!
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#books #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #thebookgeekboutique #amandajaynereads #beartown #fredrikbackman #bookchat #bookcollector #currentlyreading #currentreads #lovereading #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #bookgeek #bibliophile #instaread #igbooks #bookaholic #bookphotography
128 28 12 September, 2019
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Crystal Healing 💚 Restores MIND, BODY & SOUL to feel at peace and at ONE with ONESELF. 💚 Can be used alongside MASSAGE and REIKI HEALING.
💚 Crystals can be used at HOME very easily & can have profound POSITIVE effects.
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#gemsxbeauty #gemscrystalhealing #crystalhealing #crystals #temetnoscre #balance #rebalance #chakracleanse #pendulum #healing #holistichealing #beartownbeauty #beartown #selfcare #bearmindbodysoul #bearmbs #selflove

Crystal Healing 💚 Restores MIND, BODY & SOUL to feel at peace and at ONE with ONESELF. 💚 Can be used alongside MASSAGE and REIKI HEALING.
💚 Crystals can be used at HOME very easily & can have profound POSITIVE effects.
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#gemsxbeauty #gemscrystalhealing #crystalhealing #crystals #temetnoscre #balance #rebalance #chakracleanse #pendulum #healing #holistichealing #beartownbeauty #beartown #selfcare #bearmindbodysoul #bearmbs #selflove
4 0 12 September, 2019
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@winteryreads

“𝙽𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚍𝚘𝚗'𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚢𝚘𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚘𝚗”

Truthfully, I bought Beartown because it’s set in Sweden. It isn’t a story I would usually be overly interested in, but I’ve heard great things!

I can’t wait to read this soon, and hopefully it will help me convince myself that it’s still winter :(

“𝙽𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚍𝚘𝚗'𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚢𝚘𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚘𝚗”
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Truthfully, I bought Beartown because it’s set in Sweden. It isn’t a story I would usually be overly interested in, but I’ve heard great things!
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I can’t wait to read this soon, and hopefully it will help me convince myself that it’s still winter :(
99 2 12 September, 2019
Full disclosure: this photo did not turn out like @jordys.book.club but I tried really hard 🤭
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#coverloverchallenge what a fun idea!! I don’t know who started this hashtag but great idea!! ✨
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#booksta #readinglife #idratherbereading #bookfeatures #bookishcommunity #readeveryday #booknook #readingislife #booksonbooks #igreads #igreaders #readersofig #goodreads #bookblog 
#bookstagrammer #prettycovers #beartown #thealchemist #thenest #wecameheretoforget
147 11 11 September, 2019
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved Bear Town but it was definitely more serious than the other books of Fredrik Beckman’s I’ve read. There was adult language and adult issues dealt with. It was very relatable for me because it’s about a hockey town and everyone there is obsessed with hockey. Even though the wife of the owner is a well educated career woman, shes thought of as just the wife and everyone asks her about hockey. My husband is a football coach and i love football and supporting him. I feel like a lot of the time when people talk to me i am just the coaches wife and they just ask me about football, i don’t want that to identify me.
Overall a great story about growing up and teamwork and i loved how it ended.
#currentlyreading #bookstagram #bookshelf #beartown #fredrikbackman

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved Bear Town but it was definitely more serious than the other books of Fredrik Beckman’s I’ve read. There was adult language and adult issues dealt with. It was very relatable for me because it’s about a hockey town and everyone there is obsessed with hockey. Even though the wife of the owner is a well educated career woman, shes thought of as just the wife and everyone asks her about hockey. My husband is a football coach and i love football and supporting him. I feel like a lot of the time when people talk to me i am just the coaches wife and they just ask me about football, i don’t want that to identify me. 
Overall a great story about growing up and teamwork and i loved how it ended. 
#currentlyreading #bookstagram #bookshelf #beartown #fredrikbackman
14 1 11 September, 2019
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I’m so lucky to have done just that....
#Beartown

I’m so lucky to have done just that....
#Beartown
7 0 10 September, 2019
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If you’re wondering whether to read this sequel to Beartown.. that answer is yes, absolutely!
What I loved about this book.. the storytelling is engrossing, characters are realistic and evoke real emotions, and the plot managed to leave me feeling somewhat uplifted despite the myriad of depressing and chaotic events that occur. I also appreciate how he can write about such sensitive and emotional topics so candidly, so well done.
I acknowledge that this book feels a bit longer than Beartown, and the writing is a little bit more meandering - some thoughts are repeated a little too often (though that seems to be his writing style; it worked for me in his other novels) and honestly I think at some points the plot was getting unnecessarily complicated. I loved getting to know and feel for so many new minor characters, but the climatic plot event almost felt soap operatic with how many people were involved. That being said - I was gripped. I stayed up hours past a reasonable hour to fall asleep to finish this book. I just devoured the story. If a Beartown 3 comes out, I will without a doubt continue this small town saga.
4.5⭐️ #bookreview #usagainstyou #fredrikbackman #beartown #bookrecommendations #bookrecommendation #whatiread #greatread #mustread #bookstoread #bookblogging #canadianbookstagram #bookreviewer #bookcommunity #backlistbooks

If you’re wondering whether to read this sequel to Beartown.. that answer is yes, absolutely! 
What I loved about this book.. the storytelling is engrossing, characters are realistic and evoke real emotions, and the plot managed to leave me feeling somewhat uplifted despite the myriad of depressing and chaotic events that occur. I also appreciate how he can write about such sensitive and emotional topics so candidly, so well done. 
I acknowledge that this book feels a bit longer than Beartown, and the writing is a little bit more meandering - some thoughts are repeated a little too often (though that seems to be his writing style; it worked for me in his other novels) and honestly I think at some points the plot was getting unnecessarily complicated. I loved getting to know and feel for so many new minor characters, but the climatic plot event almost felt soap operatic with how many people were involved. That being said - I was gripped. I stayed up hours past a reasonable hour to fall asleep to finish this book.  I just devoured the story. If a Beartown 3 comes out, I will without a doubt continue this small town saga. 
4.5⭐️ #bookreview #usagainstyou #fredrikbackman #beartown #bookrecommendations #bookrecommendation #whatiread #greatread #mustread #bookstoread #bookblogging #canadianbookstagram #bookreviewer #bookcommunity #backlistbooks
100 10 10 September, 2019
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Reading real 📚is like a constant treasure hunt. You find sentences scattered here and there which are pure, unadulterated gold.
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My Robert sent me this book (Beartown by Fredrik Backman) knowing I would love it. To know that there is always one person out there who really knows me is all I need to put my lipstick and pearls on for another day. .
If no one has told *you* yet today, you matter to me. You matter to someone else, too-so go give them a call (or send a very tacky gif to make them laugh)
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Reading real 📚is like a constant treasure hunt. You find sentences scattered here and there which are pure, unadulterated gold.
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My Robert sent me this book (Beartown by Fredrik Backman) knowing I would love it. To know that there is always one person out there who really knows me is all I need to put my lipstick and pearls on for another day. .
If no one has told *you* yet today, you matter to me. You matter to someone else, too-so go give them a call (or send a very tacky gif to make them laugh)
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#reading #books #bestfriends #booknerd #thisrealtorreads #Beartown
47 2 10 September, 2019
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At the end of the year I'd be hard pressed to choose just one favourite read for the year. Beartown is sure to be on that list. A book that started as a normal small town story about hockey turned into something so very emotional. Not a small book by any stretch but I finished half of it in a day. That says a lot about how much I enjoyed it.
#beartown #frederikbackman #justfinished #currentlyreading #booksofinstagram #Bookstagram #bibliophile #booksofig #books #bookstagramfeature #shelves #bookshelves #bookish

At the end of the year I'd be hard pressed to choose just one favourite read for the year. Beartown is sure to be on that list. A book that started as a normal small town story about hockey turned into something so very emotional. Not a small book by any stretch but I finished half of it in a day. That says a lot about how much I enjoyed it. 
#beartown #frederikbackman #justfinished #currentlyreading #booksofinstagram #Bookstagram #bibliophile #booksofig #books #bookstagramfeature #shelves #bookshelves #bookish
12 0 9 September, 2019
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Go check your Friends of the Library. I found this @backmansk at mine!! Now for a little toddler play ❤️ #friendsofthelibrary #oceansidelibrary #beartown #reader #readersofinstagram #bookstoread #bookstagram #bookworm #momlife #toddlerlife

Go check your Friends of the Library. I found this @backmansk at mine!! Now for a little toddler play ❤️ #friendsofthelibrary #oceansidelibrary #beartown #reader #readersofinstagram #bookstoread #bookstagram #bookworm #momlife #toddlerlife
18 3 9 September, 2019
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Mira Mesa, San Diego

This is by FAR one of the best books I’ve read this year. I can’t stop thinking about it 😱! Bear Town is a hockey town; a place everyone wants to leave but ends up staying anyway. A place where if you’re valuable you can be forgiven for just about anything. But it only takes one voice to tear it all apart.
Fredrik Backman is one of my favorite authors because he writes his characters with incredible humanity and his stories with powerful empathy. I never thought hockey would make me cry, but here we are 😭😂
Favorite part: all of it. Every single page. 10/10 would recommend.
#beartown #fredrikbackman #hockey #bookstagram #book #bookclub #bookworm #read #reading #reads #bookofthemonth #bookoftheday #readers #readersofinstagram #bookquotes #quotes #books #coffeeandbooks #newbook #library

This is by FAR one of the best books I’ve read this year. I can’t stop thinking about it 😱! Bear Town is a hockey town; a place everyone wants to leave but ends up staying anyway. A place where if you’re valuable you can be forgiven for just about anything. But it only takes one voice to tear it all apart. 
Fredrik Backman is one of my favorite authors because he writes his characters with incredible humanity and his stories with powerful empathy. I never thought hockey would make me cry, but here we are 😭😂
Favorite part: all of it. Every single page. 10/10 would recommend. 
#beartown #fredrikbackman #hockey  #bookstagram #book #bookclub #bookworm #read #reading #reads #bookofthemonth #bookoftheday #readers #readersofinstagram #bookquotes #quotes #books #coffeeandbooks #newbook #library
20 1 9 September, 2019
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Another Monday filled with #reading #beartown #bookclub

Another Monday filled with #reading #beartown #bookclub
6 0 9 September, 2019

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One of my favorite spots in Austin we visited was Half Price Books (thanks for all the recommendations, friends!). I got three books I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time: Beartown, There There, and Little Fires Everywhere! Have you read these? I’ve been told I would love all three, so I was pumped to find them! 🌵

One of my favorite spots in Austin we visited was Half Price Books (thanks for all the recommendations, friends!). I got three books I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time: Beartown, There There, and Little Fires Everywhere! Have you read these? I’ve been told I would love all three, so I was pumped to find them! 🌵
689 45 25 June, 2019
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Do I talk about Beartown too much? 🐻🏒 Probably. I recently came across an online forum discussing the book where everyone absolutely hated it. And I admit that made me go into my second read of it with a different perspective. But nope, I still love it. Yes, on the surface it’s a book about hockey. No I’m not a huge sports person and while I watch my home teams, I’ve never understood true sports fanaticism... but Beartown actually helped me understand sports obsessions and the impacts (negative and positive) they can have on people and communities. But also, this book is about so much more than hockey and is such a beautifully written and incredibly relevant book. My review of the second Beartown book, Us Against You coming soon! Did you love Beartown, too, or did you have a different take?.
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Do I talk about Beartown too much? 🐻🏒 Probably. I recently came across an online forum discussing the book where everyone absolutely hated it. And I admit that made me go into my second read of it with a different perspective. But nope, I still love it. Yes, on the surface it’s a book about hockey. No I’m not a huge sports person and while I watch my home teams, I’ve never understood true sports fanaticism... but Beartown actually helped me understand sports obsessions and the impacts (negative and positive) they can have on people and communities. But also, this book is about so much more than hockey and is such a beautifully written and incredibly relevant book. My review of the second Beartown book, Us Against You coming soon! Did you love Beartown, too, or did you have a different take?.
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193 43 12 September, 2019
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I’m currently reading Us Against You with the #awesomeafbuddyreads ladies. So far, I’m really enjoying it. I loved Beartown, so I’m really excited to be back with these characters. I can’t wait to see where the story goes. •
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#currentlyreading #currentread #buddyread #bibliophile #igreads #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #bookcommunity #readersofinstagram #bookphotography #thetipsyreader #booksharks #usagainstyou #fredrikbackman #beartown

I’m currently reading Us Against You with the #awesomeafbuddyreads ladies. So far, I’m really enjoying it. I loved Beartown, so I’m really excited to be back with these characters. I can’t wait to see where the story goes. •
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162 24 8 June, 2019
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Happy Friday y’all! I just wanted to pop by and wish you all a wonderful weekend! (The weather has been all but picture friendly the whole week, so a photo of my book cart will have to do today! Not that I’m complaining, I would post about it every day if I could, haha)
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I know I will have a great one as I started reading the sequel of ‘Beartown’ yesterday! And only 60 pages in all the feelings are gushing right back at me again. I already feel like this will be a ride just as emotional as the previous one.
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I’ve been slacking on my reviews lately, but will try to catch up in the following week. I especially want to talk more about how I loved ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and ‘The Nightingale’. Two of my favorite reads so far this year!
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QOTD: What are you guys reading this weekend?

Happy Friday y’all! I just wanted to pop by and wish you all a wonderful weekend! (The weather has been all but picture friendly the whole week, so a photo of my book cart will have to do today! Not that I’m complaining, I would post about it every day if I could, haha)
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I know I will have a great one as I started reading the sequel of ‘Beartown’ yesterday! And only 60 pages in all the feelings are gushing right back at me again. I already feel like this will be a ride just as emotional as the previous one.
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I’ve been slacking on my reviews lately, but will try to catch up in the following week. I especially want to talk more about how I loved ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and ‘The Nightingale’. Two of my favorite reads so far this year!
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QOTD: What are you guys reading this weekend?
3,351 78 22 March, 2019
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Hideaway, Texas

I hit a milestone yesterday! I finished my 50th book for the year! Now, keep in mind that before #bookstagram I usually averaged about 20 books for the entire year. So....thank you Bookstagram for the never ending inspiration and growing #tbrpile.

After realizing I have read 50 books it got me thinking about my favorites. It was hard but I narrowed it down to my top 10 so far this year! I have a pretty good mix of 2019 new releases and backlist titles. I did notice that I haven’t read but a few historical fiction novels this year so I am going to amp things up in the second half of the year. Anyhoo...here’s my top 10! See any favorites?

What is your favorite book you’ve read so far this year? Drop it below so I can add it to my TBR pile.




#bookishlove #booksbooksbooks #top10books #booksofig #bookstack #bookstacksaturday #bibliophiles #bookphotography #memorialdayweekend2019 #thisishowitalwaysis #thesimplewild #beartown #loveandotherwords #thebridetest #miraclecreek #thesevenhusbandsofevelynhugo #awomanisnoman #allyourperfects #beforeiletyougo

I hit a milestone yesterday! I finished my 50th book for the year! Now, keep in mind that before #bookstagram I usually averaged about 20 books for the entire year. So....thank you Bookstagram for the never ending inspiration and growing #tbrpile.

After realizing I have read 50 books it got me thinking about my favorites. It was hard but I narrowed it down to my top 10 so far this year! I have a pretty good mix of 2019 new releases and backlist titles. I did notice that I haven’t read but a few historical fiction novels this year so I am going to amp things up in the second half of the year. Anyhoo...here’s my top 10! See any favorites?

What is your favorite book you’ve read so far this year? Drop it below so I can add it to my TBR pile.
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704 107 25 May, 2019
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Beartown by Fredrik Backman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Beartown is a small town, it’s also a hockey town. The hopes and dreams of it’s residents fall on the junior ice hockey team. When a violent act rocks the town, no one is left unaffected.
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In Beartown, Fredrik Backman uses hockey as a motif to explore themes of community, family and tragedy. The novel hinges on a violent event and goes on to explore the social (and legal) impact it has on both individuals and groups. I found it fascinating to read about a community whose lives are so deeply rooted in sport. For me, it was kind of reminiscent of early seasons of One Tree Hill in a way, the sports-based community paired with heavy emotional drama told in a poignant way. I really and truly loved it.
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It’s kind of a slow build because Backman has a lot of characters to introduce. He does so in little vignettes which I really enjoyed, I mostly listened to this on audiobook so at times I found it a bit tricky to keep track of whose perspective I was reading from but I got back on track quickly. For a book that follows almost an entire town, the characters are vivid and their emotional lives are explored in-depth. It’s definitely a dark novel and at times a difficult read emotionally but for me it was completely worth it. -
You don’t have to love hockey to love this book (I certainly don’t) but you do have to be prepared to go on a journey with these characters. Beartown was gut-wrenching and deeply compelling.
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📚 New to you author #bookishbellesjuly19

Beartown by Fredrik Backman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Beartown is a small town, it’s also a hockey town. The hopes and dreams of it’s residents fall on the junior ice hockey team. When a violent act rocks the town, no one is left unaffected.
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In Beartown, Fredrik Backman uses hockey as a motif to explore themes of community, family and tragedy. The novel hinges on a violent event and goes on to explore the social (and legal) impact it has on both individuals and groups. I found it fascinating to read about a community whose lives are so deeply rooted in sport. For me, it was kind of reminiscent of early seasons of One Tree Hill in a way, the sports-based community paired with heavy emotional drama told in a poignant way. I really and truly loved it.
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It’s kind of a slow build because Backman has a lot of characters to introduce. He does so in little vignettes which I really enjoyed, I mostly listened to this on audiobook so at times I found it a bit tricky to keep track of whose perspective I was reading from but I got back on track quickly. For a book that follows almost an entire town, the characters are vivid and their emotional lives are explored in-depth. It’s definitely a dark novel and at times a difficult read emotionally but for me it was completely worth it. -
You don’t have to love hockey to love this book (I certainly don’t) but you do have to be prepared to go on a journey with these characters. Beartown was gut-wrenching and deeply compelling.
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📚 New to you author #bookishbellesjuly19
786 18 10 July, 2019
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Review!! 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻 (5/5) ⁣


One sentence synopsis: When the fate of a forgotten town rests on the shoulders of the junior ice hockey team, a violent act acts as the catalyst that could undo it all. ⁣


“Culture is as much about what we encourage as what we permit.” ⁣


THIS 😍 BOOK 😍 !!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻⁣

I’m not sure what else I can say about Beartown that hasn’t already been said on bookstagram (or shouted from the rooftops for everyone who loved it as much as I did). Before even being halfway finished, I knew without a doubt that this was going to be one of my favorite reads of the year (and probably my life)! ⁣


Backman’s writing provides brilliant insights into the human experience while also telling a compelling, heartbreaking, and uplifting story. I was underlining quotes on every other page, and usually I only do that a few times per book (if at all). For a book focused so heavily on ice hockey, people uninterested in sports can undoubtedly fall in love with the characters and connect with the morality of the issues discussed. Everyone in my book club agreed that this is a book everyone should read once. Backman discusses the complexity of right vs wrong, friendship loyalty, pack-mentality, and love in a way that keeps you wanting more through all 400+ pages! Brb, gonna go order everything else Backman has ever written! 🏃🏼‍♀️💨 ⁣

Overall, HIGHLY recommend. The only thing you’ll regret about this book is not reading it sooner! ⁣








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Review!! 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻 (5/5) ⁣
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One sentence synopsis: When the fate of a forgotten town rests on the shoulders of the junior ice hockey team, a violent act acts as the catalyst that could undo it all. ⁣
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“Culture is as much about what we encourage as what we permit.” ⁣
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THIS 😍 BOOK 😍 !!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻⁣
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I’m not sure what else I can say about Beartown that hasn’t already been said on bookstagram (or shouted from the rooftops for everyone who loved it as much as I did). Before even being halfway finished, I knew without a doubt that this was going to be one of my favorite reads of the year (and probably my life)! ⁣
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Backman’s writing provides brilliant insights into the human experience while also telling a compelling, heartbreaking, and uplifting story. I was underlining quotes on every other page, and usually I only do that a few times per book (if at all). For a book focused so heavily on ice hockey, people uninterested in sports can undoubtedly fall in love with the characters and connect with the morality of the issues discussed. Everyone in my book club agreed that this is a book everyone should read once. Backman discusses the complexity of right vs wrong, friendship loyalty, pack-mentality, and love in a way that keeps you wanting more through all 400+ pages! Brb, gonna go order everything else Backman has ever written! 🏃🏼‍♀️💨 ⁣
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Overall, HIGHLY recommend. The only thing you’ll regret about this book is not reading it sooner! ⁣
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#Beartown #FredrikBackman #bookreview #notjustaprettybook ⁣
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Bumpin’ this Tuesday🤰🏼I’ve had a great reading month so far! I finished LOCK EVERY DOOR and of course I devoured it. I have a few others I want to/need to get to, but BEARTOWN is also calling my name. What do you think? Is BEARTOWN a good one to start in the summer, or should I stick with my thriller/page-turner kick? I hope your arms are full of great books this week, readers!

Bumpin’ this Tuesday🤰🏼I’ve had a great reading month so far! I finished LOCK EVERY DOOR and of course I devoured it. I have a few others I want to/need to get to, but BEARTOWN is also calling my name. What do you think? Is BEARTOWN a good one to start in the summer, or should I stick with my thriller/page-turner kick? I hope your arms are full of great books this week, readers!
1,082 46 16 July, 2019
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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
4,256 131 25 July, 2019