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The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special Afterword by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand's own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.
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Caught reading- my 17yo reading The Fountainhead at his 14yo brother‘s soccer game. We‘re in Pontiac, Michigan for a couple of days of soccer. He‘s disappointed that this is the last of Rand‘s fiction. He tackled Atlas Shrugged and Anthem last summer.

BeckyRoy Very cool 3mo
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laur89
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐️.

Rand deserves an A+ for the writing used to preach about her philosophy, thought it didn‘t appeal to me. While I did like some of the characters and the ideals they stood for, I found some of them to be boring and therefore uninteresting and unimportant to the plot. Rand‘s writing is descriptive, sometimes to the point of being too wordy, but it did help to visualize the scenery of this era of NYC.

Overall good but would not reread.

Texreader This is my fave Rand book. I loved it when I read it (decades ago). 4mo
laur89 #FountainheadBuddyRead group- I would love to know your thoughts on this book, especially focusing on its ideals and characters! Will keep an eye out for your reviews! 👀 @NovelGirl82 @thegreensofa @TheBookHippie @Literary_Siren @Elma @Reecaspieces @MellieAntoinette 4mo
TheBookHippie Almost done it‘s been crazy here. I will say for all the banning and backlash it received here in my hometown I have yet to read something over the top. Or not in another book we were allowed at the time. 4mo
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Literary_Siren I haven‘t started reading yet. 🥺 I suck! 4mo
laur89 @TheBookHippie I think there was only one scene I would consider “rated R” but I agree, nothing that seems so extraordinary to be banned. 🤷🏻‍♀️ @Literary_Siren It‘s all good! It took me forever to get into the book, and it definitely took me a lot longer to read than I thought it would. Discussion questions will stay up for whenever you‘re ready! 😊 4mo
MellieAntoinette Excellent so far, but I‘m way behind!!!! 4mo
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laur89
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Ugh, Wynand is the definition of Hot Mess Express. That man needs to get his life together. I was starting to like his sense of perseverance and ambition as a young adult, but it quickly deteriorated once his backstory gave more detail into his adult life. He sounds like a spoiled, greedy child with no sense of responsibility, importance or priorities.

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Dominique is a tough character for me to understand. It feels almost like she makes choices to run away from the life she really wants to have, but won‘t allow herself the self-satisfying feeling of accepting a life with Roark. I‘d have to choose an act of cowardice.

Post your thoughts below! ⬇️

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laur89
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🗣 #FountainheadBuddyRead Part 3 discussion questions are about to be posted up! 💬💭

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laur89
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Crime: Charged with not keeping up with this #LitsyBuddyRead.
Verdict: Guilty as charged. 🙈😬

I know I haven‘t been the best leader for #FountainheadBuddyRead. Please forgive me; this is not an easy, breezy book to get through but I‘m trying my best! 😭

Here are the updated dates for discussion posts. I love to see your thoughts as you read so please keep them coming! ❤️

Thanks to all my buddies joining me on this 🥰

NovelGirl82 This actually helps a lot! I‘ve been dealing with some personal things that have put my reading way behind! 5mo
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Reecaspieces
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This was my one and only audible book this month. #litsybuddyread #buddyread Stop by my blog and check out my thoughts. https://reecaspieces.com/2019/03/28/march-audible-reads-audible-audiobooks/

Lucididy Great read! The Fountainhead is definitely a influence of mine! 5mo
Reecaspieces @Lucididy yes! Agreed. 5mo
laur89 Ahh you beat me to it!! So thrilled you enjoyed this; looking forward to finishing it up 😊 5mo
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laur89
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I haven‘t been reading much this week, but I hope I get back in my routine soon. I miss my books. For any #FountainheadBuddyRead friends, I will post up questions as soon as I get through Part 3!

This has not been an easy week for me. My grandma just passed away at 91, almost exactly 2 years after my grandpa passed.

They are back together now, after a 70 year long marriage and 2 difficult years apart. I miss them both so, so much. 💔

AmyG I am so very sorry for your loss. 😪 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So sorry for your loss 💔💔 5mo
Literary_Siren I‘m sorry for your loss! I haven‘t read any of The Fountainhead as I‘m just emerging from a reading slump after moving. ☹️ 5mo
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Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 5mo
SomedayAlmost Sorry for your loss. 5mo
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss.💔 5mo
MellieAntoinette So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers 💔💔💔 5mo
TheSpineView So sorry... 💔 5mo
dragondrool I'm so very sorry for your loss.💔 5mo
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laur89
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#FountainheadBuddyRead Part 2 discussion!

1. I think their personalities complement each other, but it seems like a really unhealthy relationship. I struggled with the intimacy piece of it for sure.
2. Nope! He seems like a big phony. He seems like someone who learned to use his speech to protect himself as a wimpy little kid and carried on that way through adulthood.

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Reecaspieces Well I agree with your assessments. Something that really came out in this section to me...was how supremely intelligent Ayn Rand really is. I love how she uses her characters together to make a point. 5mo
MellieAntoinette @Reecaspieces I love this observation. I think it comes out in the writing too. Even as her characters and their story are influencing your perception, the word choice, sentence structure and dialogue are slowly working their influence as well. (edited) 5mo
Reecaspieces @MellieAntoinette very well said! 5mo
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MellieAntoinette As for the romance piece, all I can say is wait until the end to judge the beginning. For some their initial impressions remain, but for me these two have always been a team. As individuals, when we first meet them, I don‘t think either expected the other to walk through that door. Consummate loners convinced no one can be on their level long enough to stick. (edited) 5mo
Reecaspieces @MellieAntoinette I agree. Both of these characters have unique properties (mental issues) 😂🤭. Should be interesting to see how this works out. They are good and bad for each other. 5mo
laur89 @MellieAntoinette The dialogue for sure influences our thoughts so much!! I‘m looking forward to seeing how their relationship develops. @Reecaspieces I totally agree. Her writing style is able to sway reader‘s opinions and communicate messages/opinions about every single person without outright saying it. 5mo
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brandybear22
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‽‽!!!!$&@/:;‽!@“?,,!#

I share a library account with my child, and the book I just borrowed and wasn‘t even done with chapter one, she returned! (It wasn‘t malicious, but still...)

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laur89
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Gotta be honest here... these pages were tough to get through. Roark and Dominique‘s relationship had a shockingly unpleasant beginning, and I‘m not sure I‘m shipping them. Might be my least favorite book couple. 😦

Also, Toohey is just plain off-putting. He seems petty and pathetic going after Roark like that. His speeches put me to sleep. They sound like a bunch of 🐂💩. Not an exciting character for one who has such a following. 👎🏼

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brandybear22
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I started this today, just read through the introduction. Very interesting that in her introduction written 25 years after the first publication she talked about how difficult it was to get this published, how many times it was rejected, how it was seen as too intellectual; all the reasons that I would want to read it! How it has held up through time. I‘m looking forward to the reading, I hope it doesn‘t disappoint. @booklahoma

booklahoma @brandybear22 Looking forward to your honest opinion! ☺️ 5mo
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Reecaspieces
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My walk today! Fantastic day in the ‘Sip! #litsywalkers #buddyread #3.4miles

Lynnsoprano Beautiful! 5mo
Jennick2004 I could swim down the sidewalk/road here...spring melt is here!! 🤣 5mo
Reecaspieces @Jennick2004 we have had so much rain the last two weeks school was cancelled 5mo
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Reecaspieces @Jennick2004 but isn‘t it nice that spring in on the way! 5mo
Crazeedi Nice path you get to walk! 5mo
Reecaspieces @Crazeedi yes! It is actually my drive way. 5mo
Crazeedi @Reecaspieces that's beautiful! Lucky you!! 5mo
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laur89
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Hands down the MOST cowardly act, and such a genuine portrayal of Peter‘s character. It was a pathetic move to threaten a man whose life was already coming to an end, just to feel a sense of comfort in a moment of insecurity that Keating wouldn‘t win the competition.

Ugh, I can‘t even. 😒😒😒 Huge neon sign from Rand screaming at us to dislike Keating!

What are your thoughts? Comment below! ⬇️

Reecaspieces Very good point...she definitely showed us what kind of man he is. 5mo
thegreensofa All of the above and selfish triple underlined. What a horrible person! 5mo
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laur89
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This is a tough one for me. I think if Roark, who is the antithesis of the public and such a strong individual with a passionate indifference to other‘s approval, can appreciate a piece of work, or give feedback, or become a friend, it brings some authenticity into the lives of Keating and Heller, who are surrounded by so many people who just put on a show to please society.

What are your thoughts? Comment below! ⬇️

MellieAntoinette Roark‘s indifferent to their opinions. He is who he is and he likes who he is. That tends to foster neediness in those who can‘t stand themselves! 5mo
Reecaspieces I think his strength is what draws them to him. They want so much to have his strength to say no 5mo
thegreensofa Yes, a hard one. I wonder if the others (except Roarke's mentor) are envious of Roarke's comfortableness within is own self. 5mo
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laur89
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Katie seems like an escape from the false life Peter tries to lead. Toohey‘s presence prevents Peter being able to escape from his work when he spends time with Katie.

Katie‘s fascination/obsession with Toohey sort of gave me the creeps. It seems like she has an unhealthy idolization of her uncle and it‘s having an effect on her sanity.

What are your thoughts? Comment below! ⬇️

MellieAntoinette The whole Katie/Toohey bit is creepy, but I think Katie‘s purity draws Peter in. He‘s a user, an I‘ll do anything to get ahead. No talent, no glory, all guts. 5mo
Reecaspieces Ditto. On the above. I think Katie is beat down. And this draws peter to her 5mo
thegreensofa I think Toohey is exploiting Katie. And to a degree I think Peter is too 🤔 5mo
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laur89
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Roark chooses a mentor who is not afraid of public disapproval, as long as he stays true to his work. He believes that although expression outside of the norm is an acquired taste, he is confident with his individuality. Roark pursues him as a role model for his style of work, as well as a companion with similar views.

Keating, who likes to be flashy and attract public attention, chooses Francon, who takes credit for... (contd. in comments)

laur89 ...other‘s work and puts on a great show.

Seems like a great juxtaposition! What are your thoughts? Comment below ⬇️
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MellieAntoinette Keating‘s all flashlights and celebrity style. He forgets his Audrey Hepburn - There‘s nothing like a good shade of limelight to wreck a girl‘s complexion! 5mo
thegreensofa To me, Keating seems a little superficial. Roarke sounds like he knows what he wants and who he is. 5mo
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laur89
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Roark was not a good fit for school. Even today, I feel that schools struggle with allowing students to express extreme individuality during academic classes. While it isn‘t right for students to outright disobey instructions, I think it should‘ve been the job of the Dean to find classes in which Roark could display his strengths without penalty, as opposed to throwing him out. Change means progress!

What do you think? Comment below! ⬇️

MellieAntoinette Sign of the times. We still don‘t foster “eccentric” creativity. Originality is not ideal, but normal is not original, either. I can‘t help but wonder if Rand pushes her “eccentric” ideal male model as a means of running from her own unoriginal surroundings. Still, the woman writes an incredible story. (edited) 5mo
Reecaspieces I agree. We don‘t allow creativity in our schools. Nor do we do it as a society.. they are considered weird. 5mo
thegreensofa No, I don't think it was right. It made me mad. I don't think they deserve what he would have to offer. Their loss! 😯 5mo
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laur89
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Checkpoint 1️⃣ for #FountainheadBuddyRead!

I will be posting discussion questions shortly as spoilers. Comment whenever you like, whether it‘s today, next month, next year 🗓... whenever you finish Part 1!

If there‘s anyone that‘s read this before and wants to join in on the discussion, all comments are welcome. 🤗

Looking forward to everyone sharing their thoughts! 💭

MellieAntoinette So stinking good! 5mo
Reecaspieces Oh boy!! Loving this book! 5mo
laur89 @MellieAntoinette @Reecaspieces I agree!! Discussion questions are up for Part 1 so we can all talk about it! 😄 5mo
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laur89
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Here we go! #FountainheadBuddyRead 📕🌆

Reecaspieces I am listening to it. I am enjoying it 6mo
laur89 @Reecaspieces I found an audio on YouTube! I‘ve been switching between both. So far, so good 6mo
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NovelGirl82
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Picked up my copy today (along with some fun new bookmarks that I couldn‘t pass up!), so I‘m ready for our buddy read!!

FlowerFairy Those bookmarks!!! 😍 6mo
Texreader Awesome book!!! 6mo
laur89 Woo!! Those bookmarks will be a fun distraction haha 6mo
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Regicide666
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You either love her or hate her. I personally I have never read any Rand but it‘s late and it‘s time. My mother had this and atlas shrugged in the bookcase, asked her what she thought and she claimed it was too long ago to remember. Online it seems people are passionate one way or another and either adore or despise her objectivism. I‘m gonna jump in and form opinions of my own. Have any opinions on Rand or her work? #latenight #objectivism

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laur89
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Friendly reminder that #FountainheadBuddyRead starts soon! Can‘t wait! 😄

I plan to start on March 1, so I have the week to work through Part 1. 💪🏼📖

TheBookHippie My new book should be here tomorrow I can‘t wait!! 6mo
Literary_Siren Sounds good! 6mo
thegreensofa Looking forward to March ✨👏🏻⛲️👨‍🦲 6mo
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NovelGirl82 Yay! I‘m super excited to read this with you guys! 6mo
Reecaspieces 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
MellieAntoinette 🦹‍♀️🦹‍♀️🦹‍♀️ 6mo
Elma I've been wanting to read this and I have a copy. I'd love to be added to the list. 6mo
laur89 @Elma Welcome to the party! It‘s going to be a great buddy read! 6mo
Whimsical.Curiosity What a good choice for a buddy read!! Let me know if there's a discussion, I'd love to see what people think. So many of my friends had such different take aways. 6mo
laur89 @Whimsical.Curiosity I plan on posting discussion questions on these dates!! It‘s definitely controversial whether or not people like it, so it‘ll be fun to do as a group 6mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Posting on behalf of @laur89 who is hosting her very first #buddyread! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

One of my all time favorite books and she‘s thrown in the 1949 classic film adaptation! It‘s gonna be awesome!

laur89 🥳 I‘m so excited that you‘re so excited!! Thank you for sharing! 6mo
Texreader Read this one as a teenager and loved it. It‘s her best book. Enjoy the Buddy Read! So glad to see it still is being read 6mo
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Literary_Siren
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If you want to join go to Lauren‘s page and comment on her post! #FountainheadBuddyRead

Mtroiano Oh man, I loved The Fountainhead. Happy reading! Hope you love it too! 6mo
Literary_Siren @Mtroiano I hope I do too! I‘ve read Anthem and loved it. 6mo
laur89 Thanks for sharing! 💖 6mo
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @laur89 :
Hosting my first #BuddyRead! 👫📕

Here is the schedule I have planned out. You‘re welcome to read at your own pace but I will post discussion questions on the dates above! I have also included the 1949 movie, which is totally optional but I think would be a fun wrap-up.

So excited for #FountainheadBuddyRead 😁 Let me know your thoughts on the schedule!

Comment on her page if you‘re interested in joining!

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laur89
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Hosting my first #BuddyRead! 👫📕

Here is the schedule I have planned out. You‘re welcome to read at your own pace but I will post discussion questions on the dates above! I have also included the 1949 movie, which is totally optional but I think would be a fun wrap-up.

So excited for #FountainheadBuddyRead 😁 Let me know your thoughts on the schedule!

Comment below if you‘re interested in joining! 👇🏼

Literary_Siren I‘m interested! This has been on my bookshelves for ever! 6mo
thegreensofa 🙋🏼‍♀️✨ 6mo
laur89 @Literary_Siren @thegreensofa Thanks for joining! Please share so others can see 😄 6mo
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NovelGirl82 Oh, this sounds like fun! I haven't read this Rand yet, but it's been on my list. 6mo
laur89 @NovelGirl82 Welcome to the party! 🥳 I‘ve been wanting to read it, but now I have some friends to read with! 6mo
MellieAntoinette The movie is a must! So good! 6mo
Texreader Excellent book. Enjoy!!! 6mo
kricheal I love this book so much! I hope you guys love it! 6mo
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @laur89 :
👋🏼 Littens! Wondering if any would want to do a #BuddyRead of this book with me (probably in March/April).

It‘s been sitting on my shelf as one of those should-read-haven‘t-read, but I‘ve included it in my #LitsyAtoZ challenge to make myself read it this year.

I tried reading it before but didn‘t make it too far in. I was thinking it might be less daunting if I read it with some friends! 🥰

Comment if you‘re up for it

Reecaspieces This is a book my mother loved. I have read two by Ayn Rand but not this one. So I would love to do a buddy read. I may do it by audible. But I want to read this one 6mo
thegreensofa @laur89 I would love to as well :). I tried reading it last year too but I only got as far as page 388. I really want to read all of it and it would be great to discuss it along the way! It's so long I kept getting attracted to other shiny books. This would be great! 😀👏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
MellieAntoinette I‘m in! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ one of my all time favorites! 6mo
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MellieAntoinette And the 1949 movie starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal (Roald Dahl‘s spouse, I believe) is AMAZING! 😉 6mo
Freespirit I enjoyed it also when I read it many moons ago. 6mo
laur89 @LitsyHappenings Thank you for reposting!! @Reecaspieces @thegreensofa @MellieAntoinette So excited you‘re interested!! I will make a post shortly to sign up for buddy read, it would be great if you could share it so more can see 😄 6mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve not read this in 30 some years I‘m in. 🤣🤣🤣😳 6mo
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laur89
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👋🏼 Littens! Wondering if any would want to do a #BuddyRead of this book with me (probably in March/April).

It‘s been sitting on my shelf as one of those should-read-haven‘t-read, but I‘ve included it in my #LitsyAtoZ challenge to make myself read it this year.

I tried reading it before but didn‘t make it too far in. I was thinking it might be less daunting if I read it with some friends! 🥰

Comment if you‘re up for it 📝📖

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My #bookhaul from my trip with @TracyReadsBooks ! Always a fun time! Such a good stack and all the books but The Fountainhead were on sale! And this “rocket” bookmark was made and given to me when I got home from work by my 7 year old son because he “knows how much I like bookmarks for my books.”🥰♥️😍 #canteven #mamasboy #helikesreadingtoo

DivineDiana What a thoughtful gesture of love! ❤️ 7mo
ElishaLovesBooks @DivineDiana thank you! I thought so too! 💕 7mo
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1. I did. Threw it across the room. Only book I‘ve ever physically thrown in disgust.
2. I work from home, so I eat at home!
3. It‘s a long story, involving a hotel balcony and a couple having sex in their room. I was 15 at the time and was somewhere I should not have been. 😂😂
4. Chocolate chip cookies.
5. Striped Phantom

#FriYayintro

RealLifeReading #3 - yikes!! 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @RealLifeReading Stupid teenagers doing stupid things, like climbing across balconies to get to a friend‘s room. I was on a high school band trip. 🤦🏻‍♀️ The couple saw us (and we definitely saw them!) 😳 and were FURIOUS. 7mo
AlaMich 😳 7mo
LauraBeth I cannot believe I wasted six months of my life reading Atlas Shrugged. First and last book I‘ve read by her. 7mo
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Please help me welcome @Keturah_Dockery and @AESPN to Litsy❣️#welcomewagon #newLittens #LitsyWelcomeWagon #welcome ♥️♥️♥️ @RaimeyGallant

RaimeyGallant Hi @AESPN :) Welcome! Tag me in the comments of your first post if you remember to, and that way I can signal the Litsy Welcome Wagon to drop by your page. 11mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy @AESPN 👋🏻😊 11mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 💙💜♥️❤️💕 6mo
SharonAlger Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
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Keturah_Dockery
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‘Religion‘s monopoly in the field of ethics has made it extremely difficult to communicate the emotional meaning and connotations of a rational view of life.‘

RaimeyGallant Fantastic quote. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊🌸 11mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! I know that you will make many friends here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 11mo
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Keturah_Dockery Thanks everyone! 11mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 11mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 11mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 11mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 11mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 11mo
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thegreensofa
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This one is starting to get interesting! I hesitated due to mixed reviews but glad I‘m trudging on.
A most unusual main character I am enjoying trying to work him out! 🤔

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I fought and fought to get through this book just so I could say that I did. I've been working up the courage to post this because I know so many people loved this book. I didn't get it. It wasn't epic; it wasn't profound; it wasn't anything I didn't already know. I did find it pretentious and was highly irritated that large parts of the story ended up being moot in the end. 🤷 Sorry; I don't get it. Mustering the will to try Atlas Shrugged.

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My irl friend, @AlexandraBishop is moving halfway across the country (boo), but that means I get to raid her bookshelves and adopt some new plant babies!

tammysue Succulents 💚 14mo
rather_be_reading haha awesome! 14mo
Texreader I loved The Fountainhead! 14mo
StephanieGeiser @Texreader I have heard great things! It‘s been on my list for a while so I am hoping to get to it soon. 14mo
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Jabeen
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What you feel in the presence of a thing you admire is just one word ‘yes‘. The affirmation, the acceptance, the sign of admittance. And that ‘yes‘ is more than an answer to one thing, it‘s a kind of ‘Amen‘ to life, to the earth that holds this thing, to the thought that created it, to yourself for being able to see it. But the ability to say ‘yes or no' is the essence of all ownership. It is your ownership of your own ego. Your soul, if you wish.

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Jabeen
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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To ensure suffering,
To know exaltation.

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"Most people go to very great lengths in order to convince themselves of their self-respect. And, of course, a quest for self-respect is proof of its lack."

Nerve racking, Mind blowing!
This book changes your perspective and makes you question yourself. Delusional and thought provoking.

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2BR02B
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This novel is a rambling, egotistical mess rife with misogyny and white male navel-gazing. Basically, it's already a Zack Snyder film in book form. Hard pass.

Godmotherx5 I shouldn‘t laugh but your comment is spit on. 1y
Well-ReadNeck 😂🙌🏼 1y
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TheBookKeeper
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"To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder? "
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

#aynrand #thefountainhead #reading #literature #bibliophile #classics

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RebelReader
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Better late than never...Here is my haul from my library‘s book sale! Can you tell one of the tables I set up was classics? It‘s one of the genres I haven‘t read a lot so I‘m playing catch up. My shelves are full so I don‘t know where they are going to go and I‘m going to two more Library sales on Saturday. 😬

Jennick2004 Oooohhh book envy!! 1y
MicheleinPhilly WOW! Great haul! 1y
TrishB Fab piles 👍🏻 1y
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Cathythoughts Wow 😮. That‘s a beautiful haul ❤️ 1y
Sarah83 Wow 🙂 1y
readordierachel Good work! 1y
tammysue Fabulous haul!! 🤩 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 👏👏 Night Film and The Little Stranger are both really good. Fab haul!! 1y
Hooked_on_books Nice haul! I‘m planning to go to a big library sale this weekend and have reorganized my shelves to make room. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1y
bookaholic1 What a great super haul!! 1y
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prettywoman
Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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This book reveals the true nature of romance

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SaraBeagle
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Full of arrogant a🤬🤬holes and Rand beats you over the head with her philosophy over and over.

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coffeewithacanadian
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Howard Roark “the question isn‘t who is going to let me, it‘s who is going to stop me.” #coffeewithacanadianbookbinge Comment your favourite Howard thought or moment?

Texreader I️ ❤️ The Fountainhead but it‘s been over thirty years since I read it. Doesn‘t seem that long ago... 2y
coffeewithacanadian @Texreader wow! I haven‘t read it in a while either lol but it is my life long goal to re read Atlas Shrugged every 10 years. I wish I could find a book club who wanted to read The Fountainhead and discuss but it‘s not for everyone. 2y
ChristieStratos I love this book! I listened to it as an audiobook and really enjoyed it. I think it was a mistake for me to read Atlas Shrugged first because this book is much more clear in terms of learning about Rand‘s philosophy in my opinion. Now I want to reread Atlas Shrugged so I can really grasp it. 2y
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hike.read.repeat
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand

It‘s such a big responsibility to really want something.

Texreader ❤️ this book 2y
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hike.read.repeat
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#KonMari -ing my bedroom and getting rid of a bunch of books even if they were gifts. It‘s very freeing. I️ already owned only about 50 books and I‘m weeding them down even more.

I️ used to do this thing where I️ used a piece of notebook paper as a bookmark and wrote down quotes I️ liked.

In 2012 I️ wrote down stuff that reflects that even back then I️ was looking for answers that I only very recently found the answers to.

DivineDiana Glad you found some answers! 2y
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TGJ
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand

I am a man who does not exist for others

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