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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
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BUDDY READ: Contemporary/Romance > My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman - Starting September 13th, 2018

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Abby | 5454 comments Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsa's best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

When Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa's greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother's letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones, but also to the truth about fairytales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.



Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
I didn't really like Frederick Backman's other book I've read, A Man Called Ove. So I'm hoping this one's better.


Abby | 5454 comments Maddison wrote: "I didn't really like Frederick Backman's other book I've read, A Man Called Ove. So I'm hoping this one's better."

I loved A Man Called Ove! I've heard good things about this one though.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
I just really didn't like the writing style or the MC XD


Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 10: (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Wow you're reading both at once? XD


Abby | 5454 comments Maddison wrote: "Wow you're reading both at once? XD"

This one on audio and Bollywood as physical.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Ah gotcha.


Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 17: (view spoiler)


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Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 25: (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
I tried to get this, but it wasn't available at the library anymore :/ It's on hold.


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Abby | 5454 comments Maddison wrote: "I tried to get this, but it wasn't available at the library anymore :/ It's on hold."

I hate when that happens!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Yeah :/ Same with Bollywood Life


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Abby | 5454 comments Finished: (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Starting this one now!


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4% (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Wow having her for a mother would make me insane!


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7% (view spoiler)


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17% (view spoiler)


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Abby | 5454 comments Maddison wrote: "7% [spoilers removed]"

I know! It was great!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
I'm enjoying this one quite a lot.


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Abby | 5454 comments Maddison wrote: "I'm enjoying this one quite a lot."

A really fun read!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
I agree. I can't get Bollywood yet either, there's a lot of holds at the library. I think the libraries have had a reshuffle, as all of the books that I signed up for last month were available, and now they're either not there at all or there's heaps of holds, which is really strange. I hate it. Like they've decreased the selection.


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Abby | 5454 comments Maddison wrote: "I agree. I can't get Bollywood yet either, there's a lot of holds at the library. I think the libraries have had a reshuffle, as all of the books that I signed up for last month were available, and..."

Is it through the physical library or ebooks? Mine is always shuffling ebooks like that, since they share them with other libraries.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Audios, so yeah digital. Mine never used to, just now :/


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Abby | 5454 comments Maddison wrote: "Audios, so yeah digital. Mine never used to, just now :/"

Sometimes a few copies drop because the library didn't update the renewal. One time I was on hold and then suddenly there wasn't a copy anymore.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Wow that's so strange!


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Abby wrote: "Chapter 10: [spoilers removed]"

I'm listening to the audio so I was actually wondering if it was spelt that way! I also love the regretters actually being unicorns :p


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
I am loving this book! Into Chapter 17, so cute and funny and smart with the references and imagination! Probably a 5-star from me!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Abby wrote: "Chapter 17: [spoilers removed]"

I loooooved (but also hated) the arguments about ebooks and paper books XD I just couldn't empathise with Elsa.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Will try to finish this today. Going to attempt to get back into flying through audios..


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
She's 7... How does she even know how to read HP and classics...


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Abby wrote: "Chapter 25: [spoilers removed]"

I agree!!!!!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48942 comments Mod
Abby wrote: "Finished: [spoilers removed]"

Yay! I loved this book! Got me out of my audio slump! So many good references and jokes and just smart comments, it was amazing!


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