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The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
The multimillion-copybestselling first novel by the author of The Invention of Wings, coming from Viking in January 2014 The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years, a Good Morning America Read This Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, and Alicia Keys. A coming of age tale set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees will appeal to fans ofKathryn Stocketts The Helpand Beth Hoffmans Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lilys fierce-hearted black stand-in mother, Rosaleen, insults three of the towns most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolinaa town that holds the secret to her mothers past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of lovea story that women will continue to share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
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ljuliel Thanks , Andrew. You found some good ones ! 1d
Andrew65 @ljuliel A good range! 1d
OriginalCyn620 Awesome picks! 1d
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Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Thanks, tried to focus on books I‘d read. 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices!! I feel that Litsy is growing and thriving!! 💛💛💛 1d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So Do I. Still my favourite place to be. 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 mine too!!! So many wonderful friends here!! 1d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s certainly how I feel. 1d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 excellent choices!!! 22h
Cinfhen Quiche of death has a great cover and title!!! 22h
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Definitely, great play on words. 4h
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steph_phanie
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Justifying today's #bookhaul by pointing out that these are all generally short books and are therefore equivalent to having only purchased one, maybe two, long books. Fair, right? 📚📚😆😆 I think I will start with The Secret Life of Bees!

#bookaddict #tbr #thesecretlifeofbees #washingtonblack #thedevilshighway #stationeleven #singunburiedsing #thereluctantfundamentalist #stack #bookstack

JamieArc The Devil‘s Highway is excellent. I love Urrea‘s writing, fiction and non-fiction both. 2w
BarbaraBB I just finished that one, it‘s lovely! Also - I loved The Reluctant Fundamentalist! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sing is phenomenal ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
steph_phanie @JamieArc this will be my first Urrea! I had a hard time choosing to start with this or Into the Beautiful North! 1w
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BarbaraBB
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Such a lovely read about a young girl learning what love is all about among a group of women and bees. A feel good book with a touch of YA but a perfect read for a lazy weekend and I am glad I finally read it!

#ReadingUSA2019 #SouthCarolina

JennyM Cool pic 😎 2w
Librarybelle I really liked this one! Great picture! I‘ve been thinking about next year‘s challenge and will be in touch soon about it. 🙂 2w
Eggs Great book! 2w
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Yay! Looking forward to it! I have made a list of European countries as well - which turned out to be not as easy as you‘d think 😂 2w
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Amy.r.90
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So lovely ....really well written, easy to read and gripping!

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CBee
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#quotsysept19 #honey @TK-421
(Amazing book, btw ♥️ 🐝 🍯)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this book 💛💛 2mo
CBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too! Have you seen the movie? I actually really liked it. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CBee yes! I liked it too! 2mo
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awishman
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This has been on by TBR forever, and I'm so glad I finally read it. The writing was lovely and the story was beautiful.

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TrishB
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#lifeofriley #redroseseptember
All I‘ve got today - some life on my kindle! 60% read- not bad!

arlenefinnigan Nice! 2mo
Cinfhen Good stats 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Texreader That‘s awesome! 2mo
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CindyRene
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This was a good story with wonderfully portrayed characters. Some things left me scratching my head though 🤔
#BOOKED2019 (food/drink on cover)
Finally wrapping up spring!
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

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Loric
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This has been on my bookshelf forever. Glad I finally picked it up and read it.

GypsyKat One of my all time favorites! ❤️🐝🍯 3mo
Loric @GypsyKat don‘t know why it took so long for me to get around to reading it but certainly glad I did! 3mo
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Glaeken
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I love him enough, but I love my freedom more.

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Allthingsbooks
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Love, love, loved this book. Excellent author.

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Sharabies
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I was long over do to read this book as the movie has been a favourite of mine for years. I think it is the most beautifully written book I have ever read. Pure gold. 🍯

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mrsallowatt15
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I haven't read as much this week due to stress at work and with buying a home, but I did like this line a lot in the book. I've always found sunrises to be more joyful than sunsets. Things ending sadden me.

#sunrise #sunset #thesecretlifeofbees

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mrsallowatt15
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I'm going to start this one tonight. I've been wanting to read it for a long time. This also makes my 11th book of the year! #thesecretlifeofbees #suemonkkidd #excited #numbereleven

stine_tingling It's in my top 5 favorite books! 4mo
mrsallowatt15 @stine_tingling I like what I've read so far! 4mo
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Petelord
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Don‘t be afraid, as no life loving bee wants to sting you. Still don‘t be an idiot, wear long sleeves and long pants. Don‘t swat. Don‘t even think about swatting. If you feel angry, whistle. Anger agitates, while whistling melts a bees temper. Act like you know what you‘re doing, even if you don‘t. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved

stine_tingling One of my favorite books! 4mo
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Petelord
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Beautiful story

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Nymphette91
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Started this one yesterday. I've already read about a quarter of it and I'm loving it so far. Have you read it? What were your thoughts?
No spoilers, please! :)

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Literaturenut
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Overall I enjoyed the story. It is well written. But I found the portrayal of Lily‘s abusive father problematic.

#FoodOnCover #Booked2019 #OneMillionGoodreadsRatings #PopSugarReadingChallenge #35of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen I remember liking this book but I don‘t remember the father 🤪 5mo
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Literaturenut
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What better way to spend this holiday than with a good book. #audible #currentlylistening

allureofbeauty I really enjoyed that book. 6mo
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CoffeeBooksandTheDoctor
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Snuggles and a good book! 💖

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TheBookDream
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#bookandboardgame while waiting to pick up a shift and continue my #underemployedadventures. This book is for a book club...tonight. About 20 pages in 😬

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Ofc1970
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Great book. Story of a young girl who runs away from home to live with an Afro-American sisters.

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OriginalCyn620
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I have no #goldspines, except this one journal and some yellow that scarcely passes for gold. I have lots of bright yellow spines! #literaryluck

vkois88 They count too!! 😉 I'm intrigued by the self care book based on horoscope signs though 8mo
OriginalCyn620 @vkois88 I found them at B&N but I haven‘t read it yet. I will closer to my birthday! 8mo
vkois88 Awesome, I will have to go down and check it out! 8mo
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hollylynnbee
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I instantly feel in love with this book and the characters. I thought this book shown a more positive outlook on the civil Rights moments. It showed you some of the more positive things happening, but still showing the harder side of the times. I also thought this book truly showed empowered women empowering women. A truly beautiful book! 🐝🌼📚
#honeybees #feminist #civilrights #empoweredwomen

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hollylynnbee
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I'm not even done with chapter one and I'm in love with this book 🐝🌼

goodbyefrancie One of my favorites! 9mo
hollylynnbee @goodbyefrancie I am falling in love with it! 🐝🌼 9mo
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hollylynnbee
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1. The Secret Life of Bees
2. Paperback or hardback
3. The Scarlett Letter
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 9mo
heidisreads I loved The Secret Life of Bees! 9mo
hollylynnbee @heidisreads I am falling in love with it! 9mo
BiblioLitten I left The Scarlet Letter too. 🙄 9mo
hollylynnbee I just did not like it for some reason. 9mo
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hollylynnbee
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1. Two dogs, Patricia and Six
2. Watch scary movies and maybe start a new book.. or two
3. Hiking and camping is a hobby me and my husband share
4. Louisiana, Salem Massachusetts, and the Grand Canyon
5. What is your go to genre of books?
#friyayintro @howjessreads

darklydreaming Would love to see the Grand Canyon! Also my go-to genre is typically mystery though branching out more this year 😁 9mo
hollylynnbee I love a good mystery! 9mo
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hollylynnbee
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Organizing my shelves 🌼📚
#shelfie

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bewareofwords
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Just finished this book, and I‘m still in awe. This was such a beautiful and empowering story. I can‘t believe how beautifully she described the world on every single page. I‘m glad I was finally able to read it!!

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a heartwarming tale about a white child who seriously endangers a group of magical black women without even noticing; civil rights movement used as painted scenery even less effectively than in the help.

yikes.

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OnceUponAWord
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“I worried so much about how I looked and whether I was doing things right, I felt half the time I was impersonating a girl instead of really being one.” ~Lily Owens (pg. 09)

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I saw a skep on a clock today and it made me think of this book. Such a wonderful book.
Now if I could only build an alcove as pictured. I think I'd like to raise bees like this.

tpixie I‘d like to also! Cool photo! 10mo
sixgun @tpixie I've since learned that a true skep is illegal in the US, but modified ones are ok. I need to learn more! 10mo
tpixie @sixgun interesting!! I wonder why! 10mo
sixgun @tpixie it's because the hives are fully contained do cannot be inspected for health problems. But if they have levels, instead of one solid straw cone, than it's ok. Now, how to build a rock alcove that looks so beautiful and aged?! 10mo
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Andrew65
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Playing catch up.
Day 1
#Plunge #QuotsyJan19

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notamathproblem
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One of my all-time favorites. If anyone knows of any books similar to this, please share!

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Eggs
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Finished book, then watched movie! Love the Boatwrights, May, June, July, August AND Lily 🐝 🐝 🍯 🐝 🐝

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! Glad you loved it!! ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Eggs
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Started this last night! So good! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you seen the movie?! It‘s sooo good too!!! 💛💛💛💛 11mo
Eggs No , when I finish book I will! Love Latifah 11mo
LouiseWalters Thoroughly enjoyed this book. 11mo
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AnneCecilie
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#adventrecommends day 6

A young girl on the search for her mother, ends up finding something more.

Andrew65 A great read. 11mo
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Kdunn52
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Loved this book!

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Bec_lectic
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Easy read with a good story. Just saw that they made a movie from this book so definitely will have to check that out.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Favoritefictionalsiblings
#NewHogwartsAdventure

I love the Boatwright sisters ❤️❤️❤️

Amabear Hogwarts adventure??? 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Amabear it‘s our photo challenge... It can be anything, it doesn‘t have to be Harry Potter!! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Amabear yeah I‘ve never read Harry Potter 🙊 1y
vkois88 I don't think I've read or seen this 🤔 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 omg!!! You have too!!!!!! 1y
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Librarybelle
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First book that popped into my mind for #HoneyHoney . #ABBAinAugust

Cinfhen This was a really good read ~ reminded me of THE HELP 1y
Librarybelle You‘re right, @Cinfhen ...I never drew a connection between this and The Help, but they are similar and would be a good recommendation for each book. Thanks! 1y
Cathythoughts Very good 👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻 1y
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Mdargusch I loved this book and now I have to think of something different to use! 🤔 1y
emilyhaldi I was this so long ago but I do remember enjoying it 😄🐝 1y
Reviewsbylola Good pick! I don‘t remember much of this one either. It‘s been too long! 1y
Meredith3 Nice choice! 1y
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AJBowers
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Loving this one so far 😍

GypsyKat This is one of my favorites. ❤️ 1y
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youngreadrshelf
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Reading in the shade. #MountTBR

Tianarose Such a wonderful book! 1y
youngreadrshelf @Tianarose it was really good! 1y
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youngreadrshelf
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A busy schedule means I‘m still working on these 3. Hopefully, today I‘ll get to read a bit.

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TheBookKeepers
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Question, are you a fan of rereads?
I‘ve only ever reread HP, but I‘ve been considering rereading some of my favorites that I read a few years ago. Such as this tagged book & a couple others. But my TBR is so high Idk if I should do rereads.... hmmm what are your opinions littens??

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had to stop and watch this last night when it was on ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Pamwurtzler I reread sometimes- it‘s a comfort kind of thing. I‘d go for it and not let your TBR stack stress you. 1y
GypsyKat This is one of my favorites, and among my most recommended books! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Tonton I read and reread this one! 1y
kiaaaa Reread is wonderful💖 its good to remember your feeling about a book.💜💜 1y
ravenlee I reread sometimes, especially if a series has a new installment coming out and I want to refresh. I find rereads go faster and I usually get something new out of it. I reread my favorite every few years and it‘s better every time! 1y
Soubhiville I reread. It feels like visiting the most important friends in my life. And for many books, I don‘t remember all the little details. 1y
brookesiem I‘ve reread Cats Cradle a few times, but beyond that, I‘m a one and done. Unless it‘s for reference. 1y
Velvetfur I have reread occasionally, I'm rereading right now actually! But generally I want to get through my TBR and stop hoarding so many books, they're so heavy to transport every time I move house!! 1y
irrelevance10 I reread from time to time, but mostly only old favorites that are easy reads. My TBR pile is massive, so I like to stick with new reads for the most part. 1y
Bradleygirl I reread everything, all the time, until about 6 or so years after college. Then discovered library holds, then Goodreads, got a TBR list a mile long & started to panic about not getting to the unread books 1y
FerFer I used to think that re-reading is silly when there are so many books out there that I haven‘t read. But then I realized that the impact of a book on my spirit is dependent on where I am in my life at that moment. I take something new away with me each time I read a book I‘ve loved before. (edited) 1y
Jazruiz.2014 What did you think of this book? 1y
TheBookKeepers @Jazruiz.2014 I loved it! It‘s been a few years since I‘ve read it but I‘m considering a reread bc it is one of my favorites! 1y
TheBookKeepers Ah thank you all for your input!!! Fantastic insight & so many excellent points about the beauty of rereading 😍 1y
jfalkens If you feel the need to reread you should, reading is about enjoyment and fun 😊 1y
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ErinSueMreads
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Day Eight! Post a picture and tag us with the one book that the Clif Notes saved your day on! Mine is the secret Life Of Bees. I still haven‘t read it but it‘s on my #mounttbr #requiredreadingredo #julyphotochallenge #dayeight 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

mabell I haven't read this one either. I come across it fairly often secondhand, but I still haven't picked up a copy. 1y
Crewgurl I‘ve never read Clifnotes!!! 1y
ErinSueMreads Omg @Crewgurl no way!! Did you ever take a test and just wing it then??? 1y
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ErinSueMreads @mabell me too! I need to go goodwill book shopping and find animal farm, 1984, secret life of bees, and the Scarlett letter. They are all stuck in my head after this challenge 1y
Crewgurl Nope, total nerd, always ended up reading it. Usually just bingeing the night before the test because I had much better things to read!!! 1y
Crazeedi Never used them 1y
wanderinglynn 🤔 I can‘t remember ever using Cliff Notes. 1y
Lauram I can‘t remember what book I used them for, but I remember it was an extra credit project. 🤓 1y
TiffanyLynn Anything Shakespeare. I‘m not proud of it, but ClifNotes helped me through English Lit in college. 1y
rubyslippersreads I never used ClifNotes, though if they‘d had them for math, I definitely would have. 😂 1y
BooknerdsLife All the Shakespeare 😆 1y
mariaku21 Cliff notes saved my life for Moby Dick and Great Expectations in High School. 1y
ElishaLovesBooks This is a hard one!😀 1y
bullbunny Honestly I never used them XD 1y
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