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Finally: A Wish Novel | Wendy Mass
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Get a cell phone. Stay home alone. Go to the mall with best friend and No Parents. Wear makeup. Get contact lenses. Attend a boy-girl party. Rory Swenson has been waiting her whole life to turn twelve. And she's got a list to prove it. Whenever Rory asks her parents for something, they always say, "When you're twelve . . ." Well, in exactly, 18 hours, 36 minutes, and 52 seconds it will finally happen. Rory's life will officially begin!
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Ahhhh☺️ Been looking forward to this moment All. Day.

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My phone and Litsy app have been fighting for the last few days so I haven‘t been able to browse or post but I finally got Litsy back!

CouronneDhiver Welcome back! 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver Thanks! I‘m so happy to be here!!! 11mo
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Aaaaaand relax 😘😘🎄🎅

TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 13mo
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saresmoore Wait. I don‘t know what this is! What this is?! 1y
diovival @saresmoore it's an app (formally Bookout) that I've been stalking for ages. It helps you track your reading, gather reading stats and create book-related infographics. It's also been only available on iPhone for nearly two years. 1y
diovival I think I yelped when I saw this tweet. 1y
saresmoore That‘s fantastic! Thanks for sharing! 1y
Sarah83 That's great. 😊 Thanks for reminding me 💖 1y
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📣Release date for Bookly on Android! 📣 I 💗 my Bookly app and they are finally releasing it for Android users on December 7th! This is from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/1187770417936369/posts/2012125492167520/

Burghbookaddict 🎉🎉🎉 1y
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Soooo it‘s FINALLY in the mail @MeesesPieces ! We got waylaid yesterday. Waze directed me to a carrier office and just when I realized I couldn‘t ship from there, I dropped the packages! Of course it was pouring. And then we had the tornado warning so I just went home. But you should receive it by Monday - sorry it‘s not in time to open with everyone else! 😞 But at least it‘s dry! 🎃🧟‍♀️🤡🧛🏾‍♀️🧙🏾‍♀️🎃

MeesesPieces @LazyLimaLife that‘s ok! Just be safe out there 😊 Thank you I can‘t wait! 1y
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@4thhouseontheleft your third book for #fallingforfallswap came today and went right back into the mail.

4thhouseontheleft By the size of that box you sent, I certainly don‘t think it is lacking! 💕💕 1y
BethM @4thhouseontheleft ☺️my one concern is that it‘s more cozy than fall. 1y
Avanders 🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁 1y
Avanders Also... cozy = fall, as far as I'm concerned 😁😘 1y
BethM @Avanders 😃🙌 1y
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Yay!! I'm mobile again! Which means I can FINALLY get this mail out tomorrow! Sorry for such a long delay guys but I work the same hours as the post office and without the car to get there on my lunch break I just couldn't do it BUT I'm heading there tomorrow so Yay!!! #seatosea #moosemoose @BookishTrish @tournevis @dixi_e @Jabberwocky @Andrea4

tournevis It's all good, darling, all good! 😘 2y
Eelijah I feel left out! My head down. 😂 2y
BookishTrish Yay! I‘ll drink to that #vacayallday 2y
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Hey #jb crew! I mailed my return #jb mail this morning, but I spent the afternoon writing to all of the people I hadn't reached out to. I need to get some international postage Monday, but otherwise these are headed out!

tammysue 💗💗💗 2y
Ingerella You have the best postcards! 2y
amb @Ingerella I love them, I need to order some more! 2y
Kaye Good job ! 💕 2y
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My 11 year old cousin reading at the dinner table. A girl after my own heart!

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Books are shelved! ~happy dance~

Cinfhen Beautiful 2y
arubabookwoman That looks so inviting! 2y
TrishB Lovely 💕 2y
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BarbaraBB Gorgeous! Perfect reading place! 2y
Liz_M @cinfhen, @arubabookwoman, @TrishB, @BarbaraBb, carefully staged to not show the disaster that is the rest of the room, of course 😁 😁 😁 But for the first time all of my books are entered into my LT catalog properly. 2y
AceOnRoam Really happy for you Liz and it looks so great 💜 2y
Liz_M @AceOnRoam Thanks! I do like book decoration. 😁 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wow, they look great 😍! 2y
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*Perches above the keyboard and blows on fingers a la Tom Hanks in You‘ve Got Mail*

alanacristin Aww, UGA 💕 also, excellent visual reference 💯 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ha ha! 😂😂 2y
Maria514626 So... how long did it actually take you? 🤔😄 2y
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DebinHawaii Did you offer any feedback on Michael's book picks? 😆👍 2y
LauraBeth @alanacristin ❤️🐶🖤 2y
LauraBeth @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled and @Leahbergen I have some opinions! (edited) 2y
LauraBeth @Maria514626 I haven‘t taken it yet 😀 2y
LauraBeth @DebinHawaii I‘ll give nothing but love for Michael 😀 2y
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Just finished this one with my daughter. Definitely one we‘d both recommend. We‘re ready to move on to the next one. #motherdaughterread #mommysamiread

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Tomorrow my first book releases and I‘m super excited. Long time coming and I‘m hoping to possibly hit a best sellers list. This feels surreal, and even though I‘m super happy, I‘m writing books 2 and 3 right now. Lol thanks for all the support guys.

IamIamIam Congratulations!!! 2y
VioletBramble Congratulations! I like the cover. 2y
JessClark78 Congratulations! 2y
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ptkpepe98 That is great! What is it about? 2y
jmclarks_Books_Bazaar Here is the blurb my friend 2y
ptkpepe98 That looks interesting. Congratulations! 2y
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Feels great to see people holding onto and reading the thoughts that once only existed in my mind.

GirlChandler Me, me! I‘m writing a novel! I think this is the year I try to send it out to agents, too. 2y
GloVerdino Congrats! What an accomplishment! 2y
jmclarks_Books_Bazaar @Starbeast22 that‘s exciting 2y
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jmclarks_Books_Bazaar @GloVerdino thank you so much. Feels pretty good 2y
Dulcinella Congratulations!! 2y
minkyb Congratulations! 2y
jmclarks_Books_Bazaar Thanks guys 2y
C.Perone @jmclark35 Congratulations!!! 2y
Periwinkle Congratulations!! 🍾 2y
jmclarks_Books_Bazaar Now.... to get them to leave me reviews lol 2y
EstelaV That's amazing! I'm happy for you. Yes I am writing a novel. The first draft is almost done! 2y
jmclarks_Books_Bazaar @EstelaV oooooooh got a blurb I could see? Exciting 2y
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“Finally” is a RF book that can be used as an RA, LC, IR, GR, or PR in any classroom. The book follows the life of a girl who‘s ready to turn twelve. She can get her ears pierced, wear makeup, go to the mall with her friends without her parents, and so much more. It shares her experiences with what feels like starting the rest of her life, and not all of them are what she imagined. The books is lighthearted, fun, and perfect for 4-6th grade.

erin.yarbrough A ULD (5.3, 3.2, 8.3) is to have students break up into groups of 3-4 and pick a scene or experience from the book. The students will reenact the scene as a review of significant events and plot. An EL can use an audiobook to slowly follow along in his/her book while having it read aloud. (#29) Also, here is a book trailer made by a student that lists several of the experiences Rory has had throughout the story. https://youtu.be/OuBGV8XFcRw (edited) 2y
Ryanne.H This seems like such a cute book! Definitely something I could have related to when I was 12. Great job 😊 2y
DrSpalding I had the pleasure of meeting Wendy Mass when the first book in the series was a Sunshine State Young Reader Award selection. I agree, it is a quality coming of age story that many children can relate to. Be sure to use the UDL & EL resources provided and include the number and verbiage in your post. 2y
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@BekahPat this is cause for celebration! 🎆 A looooooong overdue letter is headed your way. 📝 Our correspondence brings me such joy; thank you for your patience. 🤗

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I haven‘t been able to check Litsy much for the last couple of days, but I‘m finally caught up on everyone‘s posts. I love this community and the people in it. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and finds time to read!

TricksyTails 😂 Feeling is mutual! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 2y
Texreader We ❤️ you too!!! Glad you are back!! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 2y
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Bklover Welcome back!❤️ 2y
Bookzombie @TricksyTails @Texreader @ForeverNerdy @Bklover You guys are so sweet! 💗💗💗💗 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
4thhouseontheleft Welcome back! I am trying to catch up, too, after a really busy and stressful month! 2y
Bookzombie @4thhouseontheleft Thank you! You have had a crazy month. I hope your mom is doing well and that you and the rest of your family are too. ❤️ 2y
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@sammisho Finally. FINALLY sending this! #litsypenpal

sammisho yay!!! 2y
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The long saga of #TheRetellingBookSwap has come an end @avidbookworm02 !! Got my package now for yours lol. #BookMail I cannot wait to see what books I got. I absolutely love #Retellings and I can't wait to see what stories these are retellings of.

TaylorMay Don't worry @avidbookworm02 I'll do everything in my power to get it to you on time. And why would I be disappointed? 😉 I'm sure they'll be great 2y
TaylorMay @avidbookworm02 you should have gotten your package today. I was going to tell you but I guess you changed your settings? 2y
GA_Bookworm07 I did! Not impressed! Never will read these books and thats putting it nicely! ✌ 2y
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TaylorMay @avidbookworm02 I'm so sorry that you feel that way. I actually put a lot of time and thought into those choices (ie the letter I sent with the package) . I don't understand your hostility either. 1. You were NOT supposed to have opened your package yet as it is not October 9th. 2. I at least followed the prompt. As you have admittedly told me you did NOT send me any retellings in the #RetellingBookSwap?? 2y
TaylorMay @avidbookworm02. I truly hope that you do not take part in anymore swaps on Litsy as you seem to have completely missed the point. Good luck to you in the future. 2y
Nat_Reads @TaylorMay Thank you for being in our community and participating in all the cool stuff like swaps. 2y
Bostonmomx2 @TaylorMay I‘m so sorry this happened to you. Nobody should be treated this way, it‘s truly disgusting behavior. 2y
LauraBeth @TaylorMay Sorry this person was mean - she has also been mean to me. I deleted the post and ended up blocking her about a month ago. She has had three different usernames (that I know of) since she joined Litsy. She does not embody the Litsy spirit of kindness and generosity. 2y
TrishB Agree with @LauraBeth I have never seen posts as toxic as hers on here. 2y
LauraBeth @TrishB these are the usernames she‘s used over the past month: Penpal1016, Avidbookworm02, Bookworm76 (edited) 2y
TrishB I was following the avidbookworm one, unfollowed yesterday and didn't follow others. Says something that she felt the need for three accounts. 2y
Sarah83 So sorry for your pain. 😑 2y
JSW @TaylorMay I'm a California girl too. Let me know if you ever want to meet up! I'm in Santa Cruz but have family and friends all over. 😘❤️❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @TrishB I have kept my mouth shut about her posts for long enough. Seeing this pushed me over the edge. There is no place for that kind of meanness on Litsy. I‘m not going to be silent and just watch her be a bully. 2y
Bostonmomx2 @TrishB wow. 3 accounts. I think 2 are now gone and I blocked the 3rd. 2y
TrishB @LauraBeth hopefully she will go and troll elsewhere! @Bostonmomx2 hopefully that will stop the nastiness! 2y
Bookzombie @LauraBeth I didn't realize she had been mean to you. I'm so sorry to hear that. You are such a sweet and wonderful person. I had noticed that some of her posts seemed questionable, if that makes sense. Hearing about this incident yesterday pushed me over the edge to unfollow, flag, and block her. (edited) 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Bookzombie 💕 I really didn‘t enjoy calling her out but enough is enough. I won‘t stand for my friends being treated this way. 2y
ferskner @LauraBeth Thanks for the heads up on the accounts. I knew about two but not the third. I'm anxious that since she lives near me (if she was honest in her profile) we'll be matched in a future exchange. 2y
TaylorMay @LauraBeth I am so very very sorry that she has been nasty to you in the past as well. That was part of the reason we decided to say something. I can handle whatever she decides to dish out but I fear her doing it to others not prepared for her behavior. I know that she had signed up for multiple swaps and I just hope that no one else is treated this way *digital hugs* 2y
Bookzombie @ferskner I know for some you can specify if you don't want to be matched with someone when you sign up. Or I think you can. 2y
ferskner @Bookzombie Interesting! Sounds like maybe there have been issues with other swaps. They're so fun though! 2y
Bookzombie @ferskner Maybe. I haven't noticed it before. Maybe it was for the pen pals sign up now that I think about it but I'm sure it could be done for swaps too. 2y
LauraBeth @ferskner well they can always pair us up since I‘m in GA 😀 2y
LauraBeth thanks @TaylorMay ☺️ I picked up on what type of person she is on the first day I friended her. Now I wish I had said something so this wouldn‘t have happened to you ❤️ 2y
ferskner @LauraBeth Ooo! Yes please! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had a similar issue, but she had changed her user name and I couldn‘t find her to block her. We talked back and forth a little bit but I couldn‘t handle the negativity about my happy place!!! 2y
tpixie @LauraBeth thx for heads up! 2y
tpixie @LauraBeth I wonder is she has been reported to ‘administration‘? 2y
LauraBeth @tpixie ❤️ I know that her mean posts have been flagged. I‘ve blocked her but the block feature isn‘t great so I still see her posts. It‘s a bit of a reason as to why my Litsy use has dropped off considerably. I can‘t stand to see someone just be outright mean and disrespectful to someone. And the way she is cycling through user names because she must realize she‘s being blocked is concerning. 2y
tpixie @LauraBeth sad. Don‘t let the mean suppress your positivity. We enjoy you so much!! I did just text Litsy. I found FIVE USER NAMES so far! Avidbookworm76
LauraBeth Thanks for your sweet words @tpixie 💕 💕 FIVE? I‘m actually afraid to accept any new friend requests now 2y
tpixie @LauraBeth right now I think only the top one is current. But beware of ‘76‘! 2y
tpixie And Lainey G ! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tpixie she must have blocked me because I can‘t find any of those users... Why would someone act like that?! I just don‘t get it!! 😡 2y
TaylorMay @LauraBeth Most of this community really is completely amazing. If you are still seeing her posts unfilled her and enjoy everyone else. This is usally such a positive and supportive group, I'd hate for her to win by ruining this for you. Please let me know if I can help in any way 💙💙💙 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm so sorry that she and her toxic ways goto you too. Sending lots of love your way. 2y
LauraBeth @TaylorMay you‘re so right! The Litsy community is completely amazing ❤️❤️ I think part of me just needed to take a few days off from social media 😀 Thanks for your kind words 💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry for you too!!! I have NEVER had anyone be rude or negative in this group of wonderful friends!!! Thanks for the add and hugs and love to you too!! 😘😊❤️ 2y
TaylorMay @LauraBeth yeah Social Media breaks are amazing. I usually try to take an entire week or 2 off every couple of months. I will even leave my phone at home sometimes just to not be tempted and to enjoy whatever experience I'm a part of. 2y
LauraBeth @tpixie - name change alert - as of today she is now posting under bookowl7 2y
LauraBeth @TaylorMay agree! It‘s good to be offline sometimes 😀 2y
tpixie @TaylorMay good for you!! 2y
tpixie @LauraBeth incredible! Good catch! (edited) 2y
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This book wraps up the Willow Falls series quite nicely. I really enjoyed the interview between the author and the narrator at the end of the audiobook.

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Reviewsbylola Great paper! 3y
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Final item for my #summersantagoespostal and #summersolsticebookexchange FINALLY arrived so this will be heading north on Monday AM. Thank goodness for special delivery! Fingers crossed recipient likes it!! (And I apologise, wrapping is not my forte!!)

TrishB I used that wrapping paper too 😀 we are all book nerds! 3y
Itchyfeetreader @TrishB it felt like a sign when I saw it in the shop!! 3y
LeahBergen Love that paper! 3y
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BookishMarginalia Love the paper! 3y
julesG Great wrapping paper! 😍 3y
TrishB Exactly 😀 3y
tpixie Great paper!!! 3y
shawnmooney Looooove that wrapping paper! I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering how to get it – so here's an online source: https://theliterarygiftcompany.glopal.com/ja-JP/p-9275337162/it-might-be-a-book-... 3y
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It arrived! #cupidgoespostal

Suzze Yay! 3y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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😍😍😍😍💖💖💖💖💖😘😘😘😊😊😊😊 #cupidgoespostal yippee!

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Thank you, Littens,👏🏻 for getting me to 3000! You're all the best! 😁

TrishB 👍🎉😀 3y
Kalalalatja Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Suzze Woo hoo! Congrats, and many more milestones to come. 🎉👍🏼⭐️👏🎈💥 3y
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JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏🏅🎖🥇🏆🏵 3y
stacybmartin Yay - congrats!! 🎉📚🎉👏🏼 3y
Jas16 Congratulations!!🍾🎉👏 3y
Joybishoptx Woo hoo! 💕😻❤🎉 3y
Branwen Yay! Congratulations! :-) 3y
BibliophileMomma Congrats!! 3y
Lmstraubie Yay!!! 🙆🙆🙆 3y
Dragon 😀👍🎉 3y
ValerieAndBooks 👏👍📚📚📚 3y
CrowCAH @TrishB @Kalalalatja @Suzze @GoodallBookHaul @stacybmartin @Jas16 @Joybishoptx @Branwen @Tiffness83 @Lmstraubie @Dragon @ValerieAndBooks Thank you, all, so much! This is a great book and writer community that I feel proud to be a part of. 🤗 3y
LeahBergen Yay!! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
RadicalReader @CrowCAH congratulations to your Litfluence I get so excited the more and more I see my points increasing 3y
CrowCAH @RadicalReader it is exciting! My points increase slowly, since most days I just post once. But this way is builds the tension of rising action! 😊 3y
RadicalReader @CrowCAH rising action good literary term 3y
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