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MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSIONS > December 2015: 172 Hours on the Moon

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Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Place to discuss the monthly book read 172 Hours on the Moon 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Hmm I haven't heard of this one before, it sounds interesting! I'll look for it at the library when I have a chance. :D


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
I haven't heard of it before either Brigid. Bluemoon can be pickier than me so I will look into it.


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Marcia (marciavdz) I absolutely love this book! It's so creepy and awesome :D I hope I can reread it this month..


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Good to know Marcia!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
I'm glad you guys picked this book, rather than the other. I really liked it. It was light, meaning no heavier issue being discussed. Keep an open mind, with no expectation for this book.

FYI: the audio is great!


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments So.....I've seen in reviews that this book is scary creepy. Is it just creepy or is it hide-in-your-freezer terrifying??


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*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
its creepy in a non-psychological way. It's no thriller, it just gives you shivers from time to time.

There's a story that one of the characters told, and I think more than anything, that one scared me the most!


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Ok thanks! That sounds like something I can handle :)


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments I got it from the library--I'm only a few chapters in but I really like it so far.


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Oops, I meant to look for it at the library today and I totally forgot. *headsmack* Maybe sometime later this week!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Elora wrote: "I got it from the library--I'm only a few chapters in but I really like it so far."

glad you're liking it!


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Requested it from the library and hopefully I will get it soon. :)


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Hopefully you will. This is the first hidden gems read I've been able to do and I think it's a great idea! So glad we're doing it next year too!


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Yay Elora! Brigid I hope you like it. I am soooo behind on my reading I don't think I will get to it this month. I am hoping 2016 is a better reading year for me but I did read nearly every hidden gem this year so that was good :)


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
I didn't do enough of the group reads this past year ... Maybe I'll add that as a challenge for 2016. :D


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
BRIGID: Good idea. I haven't done a lot of the hidden gems reading as well.

On another topic...has the font on GR changed or is it just my settings?


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Grrrr. The font has changed--and I am having a hard time reading it on my screen.


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
The font has changed it and it the screen is brighter. I like the new font but think the screen is too bright. A lot of people don't like either!


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Yeah the font did change. It bothered me at first but I'm starting to get used to it. Huh, I hadn't noticed the screen brightness ... I tend not to have the brightness on my computer turned all the way up, though. :D


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Wow! So I sat down to read a few chapters--only a few cuz I need to get up early tomorrow for a run. I got to the creepies and couldn't put it down until I got to the end. Yikes! Such a good book but I've never read anything so creepy in my life. Goosebumps.


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Oh wow! Sounds good Elora!


message 23: by *b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* (last edited Dec 17, 2015 03:46PM) (new)

*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Elora, I'm glad you liked it! Its a different kind of creepy, right? And the fear lingers for a bit. hahahaha...(view spoiler)


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Nina wrote: "Elora, I'm glad you liked it! Its a different kind of creepy, right? And the fear lingers for a bit. hahahaha...[spoilers removed]"

I can believe that....(view spoiler) And I totally freaked out when something went bump in the night.


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
I know how you feel. I freaked out more on the japanese story tho...!


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments I loved how the creepiness (view spoiler)


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments (view spoiler)


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Heidi (Yup. Still here.) wrote: "Yay Elora! Brigid I hope you like it. I am soooo behind on my reading I don't think I will get to it this month. I am hoping 2016 is a better reading year for me but I did read nearly every hidden ..."

Hope you can catch up....it's totally worth the time if you can get around to it. :)


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
It's on its way to the library for me, the last time I checked. I'm excited to read it, looks like you guys are enjoying it. :D


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Nice. Hopefully you'll get it soon!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Yea, that was a mystery that I wanted to find out. (view spoiler)


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Yeah, that was confusing for me too (view spoiler)


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
I'm interested on what others would have to say about it. Hopefully more people gets to read it!


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
I am picking it up from the library tomorrow! :)


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Addie hi I'm new


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Hello and welcome :)


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Welcome Addie!!!


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
I finally started this today (literally on the last day of the month, lol)! I've only read like one chapter, but I'm intrigued so far. :)


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 6961 comments Mod
Keep us updated please :)


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
nice!


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Alrighty so I finished it! And I finally read all you guys' spoilers, haha. :D

I agree with you both, it was certainly very creepy! The second half of it was really intense and frightening, and it really kept me flipping the pages.

(view spoiler)

And re: the ending - (view spoiler)

The first half of the book was kinda slow for me ... Also I didn't really sympathize with any of the three main characters. But I enjoyed how creepy and suspenseful it was, especially towards the end. Thanks for recommending it, Nina!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
I really enjoyed the book not for the character development but for the creepiness! Glad you liked it.

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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Yes that's the thing I liked most about it, too. :) I said this in my review of it, but it kind of reminded me of Lost but in space, haha.

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