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Tinkers by Paul Harding
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Aug 11, 14

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Read from August 30 to September 07, 2010

If I could give this book 500 stars, I would. It was beyond description in its beauty. As soon as I finished, I wanted to reread it.

My friend Nellie who recommended it to me said, "The book is one giant quote." She was right. There was not a sentence that didn't make me ache in the best possible way.

"When the grandchildren had been little, they had asked if they could hide inside the clock. Now he wanted to gather them and open himself up and hide them among his ribs and faintly ticking heart."
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Reading Progress

08/30 page 5
09/02 page 70
36.0% "I feel like I am reading through a dream, an alternate reality where time slows and the words take over. I have never read anything like this book."
06/19 page 29
15.0% "Every time I read this it's like the first time. An entirely different experience. This is my third reading."
07/31 marked as: currently-reading
07/31 page 41
21.0% "Here we go again..."
08/11 marked as: read
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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam Gonna read this one next I think....

Melissa Jackson Please do. I am certain you will love it.

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Helena Corder I'm rereading it ASAP.

Kiarash May I borrow it after I finish Bryson?

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