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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson! Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.
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KathyWheeler
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1: I‘ve read Speak but not Shout.
2: probably Becoming Unbecoming
3: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; San Francisco; Charleston, SC ties with New Orleans.
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs I‘ve always wanted to visit Northern California ✈️📚🗺 5mo
KathyWheeler @Eggs My brother lived in Sacramento, so I visited there once. The most beautiful place we went while I was there was Lake Tahoe. 5mo
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alecia3dixie
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Finally picked this very short book up after reading speak years ago, speak touched me in soo many ways. This one was as powerful as her last one. I have a hold for speak now as well because I need to read it again. 4/5

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TheBookHippie
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🤍👂🏻🗣🕯

Just wanted my fellow litten survivors to know you aren‘t the only one. 🦋💙🕯I am a survivor. We are strong.

Sometimes all you need is to know is that.

Love, light & solidarity.

X Christine

EKonrad ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Smartypants @TheBookHippie thank you. I‘m a survivor, myself. Before I got out of high school, in my 20s and in my 30s. Grateful for those that empathize. 10mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 it‘s heartbreaking how many of us are touched by this. 10mo
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TheBookHippie @Smartypants 💙💙💙 10mo
AmyG I didn‘t know this. Hugs to all. I am one of you, too. 10mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG 💙 I try to post everywhere so no one feels alone (in the month of April). So many of us. I‘m fairly open and outspoken about it as a rule. So much shame and disbelief put on survivors. (edited) 10mo
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics So so so many. 10mo
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie and it can be amazingly hostile to be a survivor sometimes. 10mo
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics Right? Sigh. 10mo
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie somehow that‘s a totally acceptable form of discrimination these days. 10mo
mrp27 💙💙💙 10mo
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Katie.happens
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A beautiful tribute to the survivors of sexual assault. Halse writes with such love for the survivors who inspired the book. A short, five star read that will be near and dear to the hearts of women everywhere.

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Brewychock48
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This is heartbreaking, powerful and raw. Very emotional and beautiful but also horrifying.
I highly recommend this book,for everyone. A must read.

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GondorGirl
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Audio... grinding? This is the least glamorous part of my job. All of the cut edges need the soot sanded off, which is dusty, messy, and makes me smell like burning leather. 😅

annahenke That looks cool 1y
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GondorGirl
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"When he was eighteen years old, my father
saw his buddy's head sliced into two pieces,
sawn just above the eyebrows by an exploding
brake drum, when he was in the middle
of telling a joke."

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Karmapen
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It feels bad to give a low rating to this book given how personal the subject matter is to the author. I think my biggest issue here is that Laurie Halse Anderson is an incredible storyteller…in PROSE. These poems didn‘t feel poemlike at all, just like she split all her sentences in half and called it a day.

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kspenmoll
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#bookspinbingo #bookspin #doublebookspin #May2021 #TBR #AxetheStacks

Some carried over from April and some new ones from my shelves.

Suet624 Wow, Katherine. Look at all those options! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
kspenmoll @Suet624 Too many book stacks for toooo long. 2y
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AmyK1
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This is an intense memoir in verse, the story of growing up with flawed parents. Of rape, substance abuse, hardship and finding herself. Of becoming an advocate for others.

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Damn, Laurie Halse Anderson is a force! This stunning free-verse memoir addresses her debut novel Speak in terms of her own childhood assault. In a series of stories, she expresses vulnerability, bravery, anger, clarity, and frustration. She‘s outraged - as she should be - by how little has changed in the 20+ years since Speak. We have to do better, teach better, and for god‘s sake, LISTEN.

Cinfhen Great review, Again!! #stacked 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! 🤗 I def recommend the audio. It‘s narrated by the author. 💚 2y
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britt_brooke
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Hitting all my fitness and reading goals so far this week. 🎧👟 Today, I walked 5 miles and started the tagging audiobook. It‘s a little breezy, but a beautiful January day in the Volunteer State.

🇺🇸💙 Happy Inauguration eve, US Littens! 💙🇺🇸

#BFC21
#audiowalk

BookishBelle Way to go! Good job! 🏃‍♀️🎉 2y
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TheBookAddict
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This is the story of Laurie Halse Anderson‘s life written in verse. Her story of family, hardships, struggles, abuse, rape, substance abuse, survival, living again, finding her voice, speaking up, and becoming an advocate. There‘s so much in this book, I listened to the audiobook which Anderson narrated herself. Definitely a must read for all.

#YesiReads #mustread

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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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SShiney
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Loved this audiobook read by the author. It is a memoir-in-verse with heart-wrenching intensity. It is written for young adults so the poetry was easy to absorb for me, which isn't always the case.

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AmyK1
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We helped my SIL move some furniture today then all came to 2nd & Charles since we were close. I wasn‘t going to buy any books...🙄😂🤷‍♀️

kspenmoll Good choices!!! 2y
AmyK1 @kspenmoll Thanks! 😊 2y
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tbells20
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Amazing read! Beautiful poetry!

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Sasstronaut
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And Barbie? I‘ve got nothing
to say to that bitch.
Not till she learns to walk
flat-footed,
like a real woman.

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Kangaj1
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1. Both Shout (tagged) and The Starless Sea have been my favorites this year.
2. The Ten Thousand Doors of January
#nutsaboutbooks @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain Thanks for playing! I loved Shout too when I read it last year. I‘ve also heard lots of good things about Ten Thousand Doors of January, but not read it yet. 3y
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NovelNancyM
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This book is so honest, raw, real and important. So many people have similar experiences of sexual abuse or rape and for them to read another person's story could be an important part of one's healing journey.

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WriterAtHeart
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I love Laurie Halse Anderson as an author and as a person and was happy to listen to her memoir. I know she has helped victims of sexual abuse for years and continues to speak her truth to help others. If you have never read one of her books, I highly suggest it.

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freeatlast1137
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I broke my bookshelf challenge because I had to step out and buy a book, I could not stay home any longer so with all of the PPE ready to go, I went to Half Price and here was this book ready for me to read. I love this author, this book comes with a trigger warning for rape but it is wonderful book for those who have read her other books and have met her to say #metoo.

Texreader I‘m so anxious to get out to a bookstore, too. What to do, what to do... I‘ve only braved HEB and Central Market and darned people won‘t wear masks. 3y
freeatlast1137 @Texreader I feel like Half Price had a good policy going for customers: masks required, no more than 18 people inside total (bigger store, I think it's less for a small store) and one way lanes and no more than 30 minutes inside the store. I felt more safe in Half Price than I have since this whole thing started. 3y
Texreader @freeatlast1137 That sounds ideal. Except the 30 minute limit part. I didn‘t know that was possible in a bookstore 😂 3y
freeatlast1137 @Texreader Definitely, the thirty minute limit was hard especially since we haven't been in three months. I kept scrambling around trying to find a book while my husband held onto his new choice after less than 5 minutes of looking. 😅 3y
Texreader @freeatlast1137 Yea...that‘s why I go alone. 😉 3y
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BehindthePages
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Readers will dive into the world of Laurie Halse Anderson and how her experiences formed the foundation of the novel Speak. She does not hold back as she explains the rape she endured in high school and the cascade of events her life turned into as a result of it. She also calls out society and how it continues to fail victims of rape.
#youngadult
Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/shout-by-laurie-halse-anderson

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vlwelser
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This #audiobook is amazing. Here's why:

1. Read by the author. ❤
2. It's autobiographical. And she has an amazing story.
3. It's poetry.
4. Not very long.
5. She does voices. And talks in Danish. As needed.
6. She's from Upstate NY. ❤❤ (That last thing may only appeal to me. But it made it extra special from my POV.)

#40Miles20Hours update Day 6. 2.28 miles and 60 minutes. Grand total tally is 8.83 miles and 3.63 hours.
@KristenDuck

KristenDuck Awesome!! 3y
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vlwelser
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#40Miles20Hours Day 5 update. 1.64 miles and 41 minutes today.
@KristenDuck

Also received this fun owl face mask in the mail from my mum. She's the penmanship queen.

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vlwelser
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This is a 2 in 1 today.

@Eggs thanks for tagging me. I finally found some nice things on my walk today.
#bloominglitsy
#keeplitsypositive
#litsywalkers

And my totals for day 4 of #40Miles20Hours are 2.38 miles and 55 minutes. Making a grand total of 4.91 miles and 117 minutes.
@KristenDuck

#audiobook still amazing!

KristenDuck Awesome!! 3y
Eggs Yay thanks for the walk pix-beautiful 🌸🌸 3y
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vlwelser
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So today is day 3. And it's freezing cold here in Boston. But there's snow at my aunt's house in Northern NY. So I'll take it. Today I did 0.92 miles and 26 minutes. Grand totals are 2.53 miles and 62 minutes. Only about a bazillion of each left to go!

I am about half way through this #audiobook. And it's still amazing.

#40Miles20Hours
@KristenDuck

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vlwelser
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I got off to a slow start today, but the important thing is to start, right? 1.61 miles and 36 minutes today.

This #audiobook is awesome btw. Poetry read by the author.

#40Miles20Hours
@KristenDuck

Prairiegirl_reading I bought a paper copy of this. I didn‘t realize it was poetry. I would probably prefer the audio. 3y
Andrew65 More than me on my first day, 0.65 miles! 3y
vlwelser @Andrew65 Every little bit counts! Thankfully there's no time limit. 3y
Andrew65 @vlwelser That does help. 😂 3y
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Jen2
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Such a powerful story!!!

JaclynW Beautiful flowers! 3y
Jen2 Thank you! So ready for Spring! 3y
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Auntynanny
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This was a lovely memoir in verse, although of course it was very upsetting at times. Halsey Anderson tells her story of being a rape survivor who became an advocate for other survivors.

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Nikki_E
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Finally watching Booksmart on Hulu, having coffee and ice cream.

JackOBotts Oooh! I thought Booksmart was hilarious! Hope you enjoyed - & Welcome to Litsy! 3y
Nikki_E Sadly I had to turn it off halfway, hoping to get back to it. 3y
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Nikki_E
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I‘m trying to recover from a bought of the stomach flu.

DaveGreen7777 Hope you feel much better soon! 3y
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Jovy
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This was a moving memoir that‘s also a rousing battlecry to believe, defend, empower and shout for those that can‘t. Even better listening to the author read this.

#ReadWithMrBook #1wordtitle
#MMDChallenge A Book Outside Your (Genre) Comfort Zone - Poetry

DogMomIrene Glad to hear you liked the audiobook. I was thinking that was the way I wanted to go with this book. 3y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 3y
Jovy @ocdIrene Yes! Speed at about 1.25 😂 normal speed was too slow for me. 3y
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Charityann
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First audiobook down for #jumpstart2020! I was kinda disappointed by this one though. I think my expectations were too high because of Speak. Some of the poems were good, but others were ehh. @Clwojick @Lizpixie

Lizpixie Well done finishing, sorry it was a meh book though💁🏻‍♀️ 3y
Scochrane26 I loved this book, but I did the physical copy. I was thinking about audiobooking Speak, but I think I should do physical for it, too. 3y
Clwojick Oh no! I‘ve been wanting to read this one because I found Speak to be so powerful. 😕 3y
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alisahar
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Listening to this as an audiobook for #ReadHarder, the audiobook poetry challenge. Recommend!

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BrownGirlReading
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I expected this short book to be a lot better. It‘s a compilation of short vignettes about Anderson‘s life and a lot of other stuff. Problem I had with this one is that the vignettes didn‘t link well together.After a while it felt like reading ranting. Very disappointed in this one as my second read of 2020. I wouldn‘t recommend it.

TheBookHippie As a survivor I was hard pressed to not like it because I think this was therapeutic for her to write it, however I feel like you did in that it doesn‘t flow well and is anger fueled. I hope she is healed. When I read Speak I thought it was brilliant and she was healed I read this and thought maybe not. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3y
BrownGirlReading @TheBookHippie Exactly! I read Speak to years ago and thought she was healed. It just sounded very angry and rants. The poor pacing doesn‘t help. I haven‘t heard anybody talk about it either 3y
TheBookHippie @BrownGirlReading I think people are afraid to “pan” it in the #metoo era. You‘re the first person I‘ve seen feel like I do. 3y
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BrownGirlReading @TheBookHippie I haven‘t seen any reviews at all but I don‘t follow YA readers because I don‘t read very much YA. 3y
TheBookHippie @BrownGirlReading I‘ve only seen good. I read YA IF I think it will help me mentor “my” kids or help me with explaining things, an old white hippie being the sole mentor of young black men and women, along with Hispanic and Pakistani kids and all races but mostly no white is something I take very seriously. I take their lead- but sometimes a book can bridge the gap. They forever are teaching me -which is my life‘s greatest joy. 3y
Charityann I agree! I thought I would like it better based on some of the author‘s other works. I‘m glad to see I‘m not the only one disappointed by it. 3y
BrownGirlReading @Charityann It‘s really a shame because it could have been so good. 3y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Verse about writing her other book and publishing it and talking about sexual assault. Moving.

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Kaylamburson
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This book is so powerful and should be required reading for all. So many of the poems perfectly express gender inequality, as well as the importance of speaking up. Each poem is clear yet has beautiful and witty imagery.

jb72 I read her book called Wintergirls. It was very good. 3y
Kaylamburson I've had The Impossible Knife of Memory on my shelf forever but haven't read it yet. But her stuff is always well-written. @jb72 3y
jb72 @Kaylamburson That one sounds good too. 3y
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I had so much fun volunteering at the Goddard Riverside Book Fair yesterday as you essentially get to recommend books to shoppers all day long! I was recruited for the YA room, but I was able to zip around the last ten minutes and get this lovely book haul! I already read Opposite of Innocent and just started Shout this morning. Plus some holiday cards for #LitsyLove!
Have you read any of these?
@Cinfhen and @Jee_HookedOnBookz !

Cinfhen Yes!!!! I read and enjoyed There,There and 3y
Cinfhen Thanks for the original post / I‘m very excited by my new purchases!!! 3y
Kaylamburson There, There is my college alumnae book club read, so diving into that soon! I'm so glad that your daughter was able to go for you and get some new reads!! @Cinfhen 3y
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Lovesbooks87 We set the Dark on Fire was really good! 3y
Kaylamburson Oh good! Another woman was highly recommending it, and even though it's not normally my type of book, I figured I'd give it a try! 3y
Kaylamburson @Lovesbooks87 sorry forgot to tag you! 3y
valeriegeary Great haul! 3y
Lovesbooks87 @Kaylamburson it‘s all good. The sequel to it comes out in Feb and they aren‘t even giving ARCs of it out bc they want to keep everything under wraps so no one gives anything away! 3y
Kaylamburson Oh my, so exciting!! And perfect I won't have to wait too long for the next one. @Lovesbooks87 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes! I loved There There! Read An Again too. I thought it was 👌 looking forward to reading your reviews! And thank you for Tagging me! ❤️ 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Cinfhen what did you get? Pray show us your haul! 😊💕 3y
tracey38 Sounds like a fun time! 3y
Tameeka That book fair is dangerous 😬 but I look forward to it every year😊 3y
Kaylamburson It is so dangerous! Did you go this year, @Tameeka ? 3y
Tameeka @Kaylamburson I did and walked away with 2 books. Major self-control. 3y
Kaylamburson That is major self-control! Good for you, haha. What did you get? @Tameeka 3y
Cinfhen @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘ll have to ask my daughter for a photo since she has the books with her in NYC. It might be awhile before I get them in my hands 😩I got the new memoir by Flea ( RHCP), City of Girls, a NF/ memoir I was curious about Open Mic Night in Moscow and my daughter bought for herself 3y
Tameeka @Kaylamburson The Source of Self-Regard (their last copy!) and The Rules of Magic. I went in looking for holiday gifts and left with gifts for myself. 3y
Kaylamburson Haha isn't that always how it is. I was going to look for gifts too lol. Nice choices! @Tameeka 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Cinfhen what a great haul! ❤️ ❤️ Hope to read City of Girls one day! 😁 How nice to be able to share your love for books with your daughter! ❤️ ❤️ 3y
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A friend at work told me today how great this is, so I dropped what I was reading to pick it up. On,y a couple of sections in and alive already said Wow three times. #NFNov

Clwojick Speak was so good! I have the graphic novel on my shelf right now. I‘ve been meaning to get to Shout. 3y
MallenNC @Clwojick Speak was great. I‘ve meant to read this one but my friend really sold it today. 3y
rsteve388 1 pt 3y
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This memoir told through poems had some quotes that really resonated with me. Overall, the book made me feel so uncomfortable, which considering the subject matter, it should, that it ultimately brought down my rating. Ireserve 5 stars for books I want to reread, and I never want to touch this book again. I'm glad that Anderson continues to share her voice, and I recommend this to fans of The Poet X.

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Hollie
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

Thanks for the tag @ValerieAndBooks

Have you been tagged yet, @JacintaMCarter ? Just post a cover you love for 7 days with no explanation.

megnews I love this one too. 3y
ValerieAndBooks That is a great cover. 3y
Cathythoughts Nice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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tjwill
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Congrats on the #sixdigitsamurai milestone, Scott! I‘ve enjoyed our reads together! Litsy is so important to me! It is my favorite social media because it is about friendship and shared love of books and our reading lives. I cherish my Litsy friends so much. 💕 Tagging new friend @HoneyBeeLee !

GrilledCheeseSamurai Thanks. And thanks for playing along. 😊 3y
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Lindy
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These twelve are my top picks from August. I know the covers are kind of blurry. I will use the comments to list them; that will also make it easier for me to figure out which ones I haven‘t yet reviewed. Let me know which of these you‘ve also enjoyed. 😊

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Lindy
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A powerful and inspiring memoir in #verse, “This is the story of a girl who lost her voice and wrote herself a new one.” Anderson reveals the autobiographical sources to her most famous novel, Speak, as well as the sparks that ignited the creation of her other books. She writes movingly about her interactions with thousands of her readers. I also learned how to pronounce her name: “Halse rhymes with waltz/ watch me dance/ and don‘t forget it.”

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