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I Am the Messenger
I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
By the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellerThe Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love. Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?This book is a 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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cmarie
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Work's letting us bring in books as the work load quietens down for the winter so Zusak and Oswald the otter are keeping me company 😂

BookwormM What a cutie 1w
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thebluestocking
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📚 I need to reread this one.
🛏 Yep!
🍕 Nope!
👟 Nine.
💙 Thanks for the tag, @Stacypatrice.

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

Buechersuechtling Oh yes‼️ I really was tempted to tag “I am the Messenger”. I loved it. 😊 (edited) 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hi Jessica! Haven't heard from you for a long time! How are you? Hope you and your family are doing well :) happy fall and happy Halloween to you all! ❤️ 3w
thebluestocking @Buechersuechtling It‘s so good! 💙 2w
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thebluestocking @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hi, Jee! Thanks so much for checking in. I am well. I‘m enjoying the fall weather. 🍁 How are you? It looks like you reading is going pretty well. 💙 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking it's doing OK :) good reads so far thank you! Happy to know you're doing well! Was wondering if you received my previous mail to you? 2w
thebluestocking @Jee_HookedOnBookz I just went back and looked through my letters. The last thing I have from you is post-marked in June. Did you send something more recently? (I think I responded to the June one, but I‘ve had to take a bit of a break from sending letters.) (edited) 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking I'm not sure when but it's one I included a HP Keychain for you. Was hoping it got to you safely coz I know you're a fan. Hope my memory didn't fail me :) 2w
thebluestocking @Jee_HookedOnBookz I definitely got that one!! And if I didn‘t let you know and respond, I‘m so sorry!! I thought I had. But let me say, I am a huge fan and totally love the keychain. 💙 Thank you so much for sending it!!! 2w
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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The husband and I met Markus Zusak tonight. He is super nice and funny, also he is Australian so listening to him read a passage from The Bridge of Clay was no hardship. 😍

#authorsigning #powellbooks

GypsyKat So cool! 4w
That-Bookish-Hiker @GypsyKat matt was so excited to meet him. He listened to the audiobook of The Book Thief and loved it. 4w
GypsyKat The Book Thief was excellent! 4w
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Maike
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Not sure how I feel about the ending, but it was a really enjoyable read. Totally different from The Book Thief, but nonetheless a book well worth your time. I should get to Bridge of Clay soonish I guess - but there are so many other books to read....

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Melismatic
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Ok, so - snaps and kudos to #LitsyAtoZ!

I picked this up to score a #Z for my list — and left with a great read that made me think and a new author to look into. Bravo, Bravo!

Highly recommend. ♦️♣️♠️♥️

#LetterZ

thebluestocking This is one of my favorite books! I‘m so glad you liked it. 💙💙 2mo
Melismatic @thebluestocking it was *so* good and I sped thru it! Need to read more of this author. 2mo
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Maike
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Bridge of Clay has been sitting on my shelf unread since it‘s publication week, and it has been obviously more than a year. So I figured I should at least narrow my unread Zusaks down to one. So far, it‘s really heartwarming and funny.

VioletBramble I preordered Bridge of Clay and still haven‘t read it. If I don‘t get to it this year it will be the first book of 2020. 1mo
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Melismatic
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When your book breaks fourth wall...

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Melismatic
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I am taking #LitsyAtoZ very seriously. Only picked this one out to cross Z off my list. #LetterZ #Z

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OvyReadz
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This book had a very perfect start and a good enough ending! The word building was great and the narration was amazing. The premise was pretty interesting and I was very much intrigued to follow the lead throughout his journey with the cards and clues but somehow in the middle of the story, I felt the pace slow down and it took a great deal of patience from me to complete the book. The author is still my fav

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MatchlessMarie
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I went to Kerrville to hang out with my sister @hollynations today I acquired these after a stop to a bookstore and a few antique shops. 📚🤑

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Margot0817
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An easy read with a complex story. There's not much I can say without giving away details but I will say that if you feel like you're worthless or you need a self confidence boost or a reality check I recommend reading this book. You'll see how greatly you may impact someone else's life and it may help you make a shift in your own life.

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LogiKitty
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At first, I felt hopeless reading this book, then I realized the whole point. We can bring comfort and happiness by simple acts of kindness. But we first have to pay attention to the people around us. We have to notice their pains and struggles. We have to prioritize the health of humanity over our selfish perceptions and ways that we disagree. We need to treat others like they're important, and we need to help one another. Even in simple ways.

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LogiKitty
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"Thanks for at least trying, Ed." ?

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booksaremyfavorite
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A young cabdriver named Ed. He is in love with his best friend Audrey, drinks coffee with his dog, and plays cards with his friends. Nobody thinks he‘ll amount to much. He happens to be at a bank that gets robbed, stops the robber, and then the first ace arrives in his mailbox. Great read!

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Jeg
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My second read of this I realised when I started it. I enjoyed it and loved the messages. Heard that a friend‘s daughter studied it at high school . Would be great for that. I can imagine the discussion it could generate. He is becoming another great Aussie writer.👏👏👏 @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop I read and liked this one too 😊👏. 4mo
RaimeyGallant You read such interesting books! 3mo
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AntoinetteBuchanan
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An extraordinary book about and ordinary man. Finished after a lovely afternoon.

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amyrohn
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Needed something to read on the train ride back to nyc so I‘m giving this one a reread!

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Special_K
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I want words at my funeral.

But I guess that means you need life in your life.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 6mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 1mo
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Blueberry
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Thanks for the tag @tournevis
#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

1. The Messenger
2. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
3. Goodreads
4. Two pics. Left: wild purse of @NataliePatalie
Right: my new tattoo
5. @nataliepatalie @DebinHawaii @Reggie

julesG 😍😍😍😍 That tattoo 6mo
j.rye 😍😍😍 I love your tattoo so much. 6mo
DebinHawaii Great tattoo! Thank you for the tag 😘it's been ages since I have joined in on one of these. 6mo
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DoubleI
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The plot was violent and I‘m not a huge fan of that, but the dog. The dog. I fell in love with the dog. He was a minor character but I also enjoyed the main character and his struggle. Overall I really like Zuzak‘s sweetness as a writer-the love he has for his flawed characters.

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samnreader
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Ok, first litsy goes then reviews, then reading ...

And I haven't been reading. I did finish this though and it was more than I thought it would be. I also reviewed it on GR AND called it a strange blend of the Stranger and Pay it Forward...or something

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Abby2
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Great fun. Such an Australian voice and uplifting story. Really good.

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MinDea
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Hey! It's the end of #MonthOfZusak so I am posting open discussions for each of his 4 books people said they were going to try to read this month.

Please comment below to join the conversation for I am the Messenger!
@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I thought it was interesting. Who was your favorite person he had to help and who did you dislike the most? 10mo
Tove_Reads Hmm, I have to say I did not get on a first name basis with any of the characters. They all felt distant to me. I loved the book thief, but this one, not so much 🤷🏼‍♀️ 10mo
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MinDea Yes! I am sitting here thinking and the only character I remember is The Doorman. 😆😆😆 I think I enjoyed this one because I struggled with Underdogs and read this one while trying to get through Underdogs. It was better than Underdogs but not near as good as The Book Thief that's for sure. 10mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I really enjoyed this book since it was the first I‘ve read of Zusak. I really liked the family he got Christmas lights for. It was so simple but he made them so happy. 10mo
MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker yes that was probably my favorite one too or the old lady he read to. 10mo
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emilyrose_x
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I might even have enjoyed that more than The Book Thief... it was THAT good!

AWildMandaPanda I really enjoyed this book as well! 11mo
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Tove_Reads
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Ah Friday, hols, done what I was supposed to do today... Now I can finally start reading this book while sipping some wine. Even washed the dogs. I‘m happy about it, they are less happy...

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Day 18 #AdventRecommends

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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MinDea
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Finally was able to sit down and finish this one! I really enjoyed it and feel there is so much to discuss! 😱 Anyone else already read this or currently reading it?
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

Blueberry Loved it....even more the second time I read it. It also had a great discussion at my bookclub. 11mo
MinDea @Blueberry this would make a great book club pick! 11mo
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Tove_Reads I will read it this week. 11mo
MinDea @Tove_Reads Great! Excited to discuss it! 11mo
AlaMich Hi Burley!! 🐶❤️ 11mo
MinDea @AlaMich 💙 👋 He hasn't been feeling well all weekend. Poor little guy. ☹️ 11mo
AlaMich @MinDea Oh no! Tell him I hope he feels better soon! 11mo
Buechersuechtling @MinDea I read that one years ago and I really liked it. For me it was so much better than “The Book Thief”, that everyone but me seems to be crazy in love with. 11mo
Coleen_Nieto @MinDea I hope your little guy feels better soon. 11mo
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emilyrose_x
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"We ran through the laughter of the night"

#MonthofZusak

Soubhiville Great quote! 11mo
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pilardib
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Great writing and beautifully told. The way the author divided the story in different parts was very clever. Too bad I didn't like the main character and his friends. All of their moments together were just boring and forgetful.

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MinDea
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Starting this one tonight for #AuthorAMonth #MonthOfZusak! Anyone started this one yet? #Burley has been so sleepy and snuggly all day!
@EadieB

Joanne1 I loved this one. Let me know what you think. 11mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I like your cover better than mine lol. But I really enjoyed this book! 11mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I don‘t know why to say about this book without spoiling it for those who haven‘t read it yet.

I really liked this story and disbursed it in one day. This is my first book by Zusak. I really enjoyed the characters and the message of the story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Coleen I loved this one, maybe more than The Book Thief. 11mo
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kspenmoll 💕💕💕 11mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Today‘s plans. I‘m half way through this book and hoping to finish it at some point today.

#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #lennonthecat

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Haha!! I love this!! 11mo
Texreader 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
vivastory We're related! 😂😂 11mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻😀 11mo
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pilardib
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It's not a big thing, but I guess it's true--big things are often just small things that are noticed.

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emilyrose_x
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Looking forward to reading this as part of #MonthofZusak.

It will probably be the only one of the four books that I will read as December is a slightly mad month!

ju.ca.no I enjoyed this a lot! I hope you will too! 11mo
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pilardib
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Nothing, however, exits my mouth. How well do we really let ourselves know each other?

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emilyrose_x
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Book Haul!

1. The Messenger by Markus Zusak

Who knew that Markus Zusak had a book other than The Book Thief? Not me! I have read The Book Thief twice - once when I was far too young to appreciate it and again more recently. I am hoping that The Messenger will be as good as The Book Thief. I think it will be judging by the blurb and the first few pages!

ju.ca.no I really enjoyed this! He also has a new book coming out somewhen this time if it is not out already! 13mo
emilyrose_x @ju.ca.no I've just looked it up and it was released on the 9th of October 😄 Another book to add to my TBR :) 13mo
ju.ca.no @emilyrose_x ah already! Good to know😍 13mo
staci.reads Love this one! 13mo
emilyrose_x @staci.reads I'm looking forward to reading it! :) 13mo
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Crazeedi
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I read this book today. Wasn't sure when I started if I cared for it. But it pulled me in. The story of a man who finds himself by helping others. The aces take him on a journey of discovery about who he is and what he should be.

Jenny One of my favorite books of all time! 14mo
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sprainedbrain
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I don‘t mind visiting #Australia again! There are bunches of books I love set there.

Ed and Audrey and the Doorman and all of the craziness that ensues in this awesome book have proven to be unforgettable for me.

#AugustIsATrip

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!! 1y
CarolynM I saw recently that Marcus Zusak has a new book coming out soon. Looking forward to it. 1y
sprainedbrain @CarolynM Same here... he hasn‘t disappointed me yet! 1y
vkois88 This one has caught my attention several times, but I've never read it 1y
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Read4life
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#LitsyAtoZ
I finished this challenge which for me means 26 books completed from my #tbr pile.
Thanks for organizing this @BookishMarginalia 🤓

wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉 It‘s a great accomplishment to finish a reading challenge. 👍🏻🙌🏻 1y
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 1y
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Blueberry
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#agameoffavorites
Day 8: Marcus Zuzak won the Margaret A Edward's #award from the American Library Association in 2014 for his contributions to young-adult literature published in the US.

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Blushybento
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I couldn't put it down. I actually stayed late at work one night just so that I could keep reading. Although it is young adult literature, Zusak does not sacrifice quality for his genre. Absolutely recommend this book to everyone.

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BookaholicNatty
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What did you all think of this one? Is it worth a read?

ju.ca.no I really enjoyed it! Definitly worth reading😊 1y
Libby1 I LOVED this one. 1y
BookishMe I haven't read his other famous book but greatly enjoyed his writing in this book ;D 1y
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BridgetteM I loved this book! It‘s one of my favorites. 1y
ReadingRover I really like this one! 1y
lorourke Absolutely loved this book..did not really enjoy The Book Thief so was hesitant as i started reading...but it well worthwhile 1y
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Judybskt
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I liked this. I saw a lot of reviews from people who didn‘t like it and thought the ending was abrupt. I didn‘t feel that way. The ending seemed fine to me. I enjoyed it.

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For me, this is not on the same level as The Book Thief but it is gorgeous in its own right. I think this would speak to many people on a personal level; some issues it tackles are uncomfortable and some are upsetting but it‘s message is ultimately uplifting. I believe in random acts of kindness & this book backs that up. A small thing to you may mean the world to someone else. It does just end though, which is frustrating - I was expecting more.

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Don‘t think I will have this finished by book club tonight. Too pretty outside! Need to get the rest of my beds mulched. 📚☀️🌺🐝

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Oh my goodness, this book is the bomb diggity. It takes what thoughts we all have, that doubt that we are all unimportant and insignifigant. And alters that notion that a single action, a single thought, a single word can change someones whole course of life. Something that you might find stupid can mean the whole world to another. This book puts your life into perspective and gives you something no one can describe in words

Chelleo Great review! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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