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Divergent
Divergent | Veronica Roth
This story takes place in the city of Chicago in the near future. The city is divided into 5 factions: Abnegation, meant for the selfless; Amity, meant for the peaceful; Candor, meant for the honest; Dauntless, meant for the brave; and Erudite,
meant for the knowledgeable. On a given day each year, all
sixteen-year-olds take an aptitude test that will tell them for which
faction they are best suited. After receiving the results of their test,
they must decide whether to remain with their family or transfer to a
new faction.
Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior was born into an Abnegation family,
but selflessness has never come naturally to her like it does to her
brother, Caleb. She feels lonely and constricted by her environment and
feels like she does not belong. When the time comes for Beatrice to take
her aptitude test, the results are inconclusive: instead of fitting
neatly into any one faction, she shows equal aptitude for three:
Abnegation, Erudite, and Dauntless. This makes her "Divergent" and she
is warned never to share this information with anyone for fear of her
life. Even for a Divergent, it is very rare to have results with three
factions. On her way home from the aptitude test, she encounters a
factionless man who grabs her hand and frightens her. This makes her
feel very nervous because she does not want to end up like him and is
worried about risking her normal lifestyle and failing. She does not
want to upset her father, who is certain that she will remain in
Abnegation even though she is skeptical.
On Choosing Day, much to her and her parents's surprise, Beatrice
makes the decision to leave Abnegation and join Dauntless, while her
brother Caleb chooses Erudite. She immediately leaves to join her new
faction and her new home. Beatrice, who renames herself Tris when she
reaches the Dauntless compound, becomes good friends with fellow
transfer initiates Christina, Al, and Will. Another transfer initiate,
Peter, quickly sets out to antagonize her as he does not believe Tris is
good enough to be in Dauntless. Peter also has two friends, Drew and
Molly, who back him up as he tortures Tris. She is also introduced to
their instructor, Four, who explains that they must pass an initiation
process before they are accepted as full-fledged Dauntless members. They
must rank in the top ten at the end of initiation, or else they will be
dismissed and become factionless.
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WhimsyandRigor
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How have I never read this until now?? YA dystopia is my jam and I am obsessed with this series.

The characters are strong, the setting feels so real and intricate, the concept is thought-provoking, and the plot is heart pounding.

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Literary.Gem37
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I am very indifferent about this book. But I really don't care for Tobias. I feel oh so bad for Beatrice, all the killing and murder

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JulAnna
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#Gratefulreads #readinonesitting
I remember reading this one in its entirety on the way home from a beach vacation several years ago. I definitely liked the premise, but felt the story fell apart in the rest of the series. 🤓

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SyeonSyeon
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The book Divergent by Veronica Roth is a must read. In the book Veronica Roth creates complex characters, a extremely interesting plot, and a great story full of twists and turns.

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ashleyracheleee
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Just finished Divergent and it was great as expected so now onto Insurgent!!

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rather_be_reading
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Bookwormjillk Nice! 4mo
tattersalt Yes!! I need to do this too. Books on the floor. 4mo
effani What a beautiful space! 4mo
Shayrpshooter Wow 🤩!!! I have this goal of 100 books in 1 year, you got any hidden jewels? 4mo
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rather_be_reading
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Haha!!! Turned out to be one of my favorite series ever which definitely needs to be re-read for sure.

Scochrane26 Really, you like the 3rd book? It took a lot for me to finish the 3rd. 4mo
Scochrane26 👍 4mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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I couldn‘t help but laugh at times at how truly bad this was, but that doesn‘t mean I don‘t respect the fans Roth has won herself around the world, and the power that a beloved series like this can have in ensuring the continuing literacy of younger generations. I won‘t be reading any more of Roth‘s work, but I don‘t begrudge anyone who finds joy in it. Full review: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/divergent-veronica-roth/ #Dystopia #AmReading

Scochrane26 I really liked (at the time) this one & insurgent, but I loathed the 3rd. She lost a lot of fans of the series with the 3rd. Hopefully, she does better w/ her other books. 4mo
caitlin.reads.books Very respectful review! 4mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @Scochrane26 I've heard that a lot - quite a few people have told me they enjoyed the first and second books, but the third was a stinker. Looks like the same trend played out with the films, too! 4mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @caitlin.reads.books Thank you!! 4mo
Scochrane26 @keepingupwiththepenguins I can‘t remember the timeline of books & movies but pretty sure people gave up on movies because of the last book. I saw the 1st movie only. 4mo
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AmyTheBookdragon
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One of my favourite series, only read book one so far, but I'm hooked! As much as I'd love to say I'm Divergent, I could never do half the stuff Tris does 😂
#Divergent #VeronicaRoth #MaybeALittleBitDivergent

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Nikkionlyreads

“Intentions are the only thing they care about. They try to make you think they care about what you do, but they don‘t. They don‘t want you to act a certain way. They want you to think a certain way. So you‘re easy to understand. So you won‘t pose a threat to them.”

Parents,literally! 🙄Except for the threat thing.

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Gina
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I so ♡ this

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emilyrose_x
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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1. Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman 🌌
2. Divergent - I think I have read it 4 times! 🤓
3. Over 300 on my Goodreads TBR 😊
4. Feminists Don't Wear Pink 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
5. Consider yourself tagged! :)

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 📚👏🏻🤗 5mo
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taylorgipson93
Divergent | Veronica Roth

My favorite series is The Divergent Series!
#mbcreadathon
#MBCfrogsread10

elyseh Entered! 5mo
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Nashy

"I believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another" Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Blueberry
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Bailing for now. Maybe I'll finish it someday. Reads too much like the movie which I already saw.

Texreader I liked the movie better. I felt her writing style was very juvenile 6mo
limada @Texreader I agree. It helped me to learn that she was actually intending to write the story of Four but realized she needed details he wouldn't have to complete it. His character seemed much more complete to me. Triss was just... Ugh. 6mo
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kaysworld1
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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Pulled and All nighter reading this book!
I enjoyed it a lot, I am secretly in love with Eric 😆

One thing that surprised me was their ages in the book there aged 16 and 18 in the film I would have aged them at late teen early 20's.
Definitely a very enjoyable read now on to the next one. #readingmyownbooks #divergent #reading #books #triliogy

sudi I love this book but didn't enjoy the rest of the series. They never lived up to this one. 6mo
rretzler I really enjoyed this series, but I would agree with @sudi, the rest of the books weren‘t quite as good. I still liked them though, even though the ending was unexpected. 6mo
sudi @rretzler the ending made me really sad 😢💔 6mo
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kaysworld1 @sudi @rretzler I think I know the ending because it's different from the film! No spoilers though... 😆 I think I'm out of my reading rut 😊 6mo
rretzler @sudi Me, too. It was actually extra sad for me because as I was reading the ending, we got the phone call that my husband‘s mother had passed away - which was weird timing to say the least. 6mo
rretzler I didn‘t catch all the films. We saw the first one in the theatre and then a year or so ago, I came upon my husband watching something on TV that seemed suspiciously like the last book. I didn‘t watch but he has no issue with coming into the middle of a movie and watching it without knowing what‘s going on. 🤣 6mo
sudi @kaysworld1 i didn't want to spoil the book for you. I never even watched the last film when was it released? 6mo
sudi @rretzler so sorry about that 😢💔 6mo
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JewelsAndThunder

Quote Monday! That‘s what I‘m going to do. Anyway, here‘s a quote from Divergent...
“I believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

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JewelsAndThunder
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SPOILER in this review. This book was awesome! I want to get the next one now! Tris and Four? Yesss!!! Amazing. Will 😭😭😭. Why‘d she have to do that to him?! Couldn‘t she have shot his foot or something instead? I mean now her friend is gonna be soo mad in the next book! I would be too! But at least the Dauntless aren‘t being controlled anymore. Why‘d she put the drive with the power to control everyone in her POCKET! Could you not DESTROY IT?!

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pasiphae_reads
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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#30JuneBooks

Day 28: #favorite

The Divergent series is definitely a nostalgic favorite of mine. I think I can say that I‘m one of the few readers who thought the ending (of the series itself) was a good (though unbearably sad) one. It was definitely unexpected 😩

@howjessreads 📚

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ReadingIsMyHobby
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Loved this book.

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RavenclawPrincess913
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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Questions for you:
1. Have you read this book and what similar book would you recommend to it?
2. What Fraction do you think you'd belong to?
3. Do you like the way I did review or the way I usually do reviews better?

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#ravenclaw_princess913 #ravenclawprincess913

Texreader 1. Love the concept of this book, but felt the writing could have been better. Movie was better. Will tag similar books. 8mo
Texreader Better written: 8mo
Texreader A fave of mine even though technically the series is for a younger audience: 8mo
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RavenclawPrincess913 @Texreader hunger games is one of my favorites 8mo
Texreader In my top 3 series, even though for a much younger audience: 8mo
Texreader 2. I loved Four in the movie so maybe I‘d try to hang with Dauntless! But probably Candor or Erudite. 3. Yes, I liked how you did this review. 8mo
Texreader @RavenclawPrincess913 Oh yes, such a great series and message. And I loved the movies. 8mo
Scochrane26 1) I liked the first 2 is the series, hated the last one. 2) I would prob be abnegation, maybe erudite, def not dauntless (edited) 8mo
BooknerdsLife I still love The Hunger Games a little better! 8mo
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RavenclawPrincess913
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4. I love how her mom ended up being divergent as well.
5. I love how she can't be controlled and a robot like the others.

One character I disliked: Peter

Do I recommend this book? Yes

What is one similar book I think you'd like if you also love this book? Hunger Games

#ravenclaw_princess913 #ravenclawprincess913

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EmilieGR
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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I liked this- seemed like an early novel but well done

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kstadt929
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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Just as good as I remembered ❤️ This was a great choice for an audiobook!

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catchingbooks
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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Wrapping up my April reading was Divergent. I really loved this book and finished it in one sit-down! I am excited to read the others. #divergent #april

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 9mo
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rretzler Welcome to Litsy!📖 I loved Divergent. It was a good series 9mo
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Nute Love this trilogy!💕 9mo
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Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 I liked this too but only the first book in my case 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
tpixie Welcome! 🥳📚🥳 9mo
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kstadt929
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I read this series years ago, but I was looking for an audiobook that would be easy to follow while packing and moving...hopefully this is the last hectic weekend for us!! I was browsing through Libby and wanted to refresh this story 😁

tracey38 I enjoyed this series years ago, too. Hope it did the trick for you! 9mo
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All done!

RadicalReader Booktastic 9mo
Stacypatrice Awesome!!!📚😎 9mo
Freespirit It looks great!❤️📚 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks great! And I love how the puzzles behind turned out! 9mo
wintergeist Nice shelf 9mo
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kennedimartin
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One of the best SF series I have read! This dystopian novel would be great for a LC in a upper level middle or high school literature class. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:divergent is a great resource that shows different lessons and activities teachers can plan around the novel, including a few that align with common core standards.

kennedimartin Using ESOL 10, bringing the LC back together as a class can help promote comprehension and excitement with students. Using UDL 3.1, students can list what they know about other dystopian novels or movies at the beginning of the unit and then compare this series to others they have experience with. #lae3414sp19 10mo
DrSpalding You have aligned your English learner and universal design principles well. 9mo
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taywise393
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This SF novel by Veronica Roth is still one of my favorites! It‘s taken place in the future where this town is divided into 5 sections based on their personality. You follow through Tris‘ life where she realizes what kind of world she‘s living in. Children in middle school would love this book and it would be good as a IR. It would be awesome if students answered these questions in a PowerPoint form and presented to the class.

taywise393 https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/divergent-literature-guide Some UDL principles that align are 3.2 & 3.3 for the comprehension of the novel. ESOL accommodations that align are 9 and 13 when taking notes on what was read. #LAE3414SP19 (edited) 10mo
audrey.wilson This book is definitely one of my favorites! I like your idea of having the students answer their questions through PowerPoint! 10mo
DrSpalding While this could be read by above level readers in fourth or fifth grade, it would be more appropriate in the middle school. 10mo
Ms.Bursey I love love love this book !! 10mo
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MGrace15
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Divergent (SF) written by Veronica Roth tells how the world would be if you had to take a test and be placed in a certain group based on those results. It‘s not all fun and games in this novel though. This would be a great LC book for 6-12. UDL 8.2 Vary demands and resources to optimize challenge. EL strategy 37 Use language experience techniques in discussing concepts and ideas.
#LAE3414SP19

DrSpalding This is a great series for fifth grade, all the way through high school! 9mo
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Darklunarose
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Bailedbailed

I tried this one a few years back. I have come to the realisation that dystopian fiction really isn‘t for me.

BooknerdsLife I don‘t mind dystopian, Hunger Games is one of my favourites but I just couldn‘t get into this one at all 10mo
Darklunarose @BooknerdsLife I didn‘t mind the hunger games movies. My son adored them so I would take him to see them. But I‘m not sure I can read them either, we have them here mind you for him. 10mo
BooknerdsLife @Darklunarose haha I bought The Hunger Games for my daughter but ended up reading with her 😆 I love the movies too ...but the Divergent movie was just horrible even my girl hated it (but she didn‘t mind the books😅) Hope your son will enjoy the Hunger Games books :) 10mo
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Darklunarose @BooknerdsLife he has read them a few years ago, he was the type of kid that took forever to read then went in off the deep end. My youngest is similar. He is 16 now but he read them a few years back. They sit on the book case begging for someone else to pick them up. 10mo
BooknerdsLife @Darklunarose ah I hope they enjoyed it? My girl is 19 & read them few years back too, probably around the same times your boys did 😂 10mo
Darklunarose @BooknerdsLife he loved it. My girls just are just into the same sort of books! Littlest likes PNR like her mother lol! 10mo
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ashifa
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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These factions taught me a lot .....

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ashifa
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My first ever trilogy. I loved it ....except how it ended. I can't move on from that ending .and I could never forget it

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Gdsjenny
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This is pretty good. I like the different social structures. I like that Roth gave me enough breadcrumbs to follow along. Not to few or too many. I‘ll be reading the rest.

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EggnogFabulous74
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Hot DAMN is this book a joyride. There are not enough words in any language to describe just how amazing this novel is. When I finished the book late in the evening one night, I had to sit there in bed for a few minutes just to absorb all the important morals that the book was able to slip into my mind while reading. After I was able to come to terms with my loss I went directly to my father‘s shelf and grabbed Insurgent. Highly recommend. Read it

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Maddeline
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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Fantasy 🧜🏻‍♀️. Galaxy bound⭐️. Tea fuel 🍵. Magical powers 🔥. Sweet romance obviously❤️❤️asoiaf👍. Dystopia🚀. Reptiles 🦎. Series😊. Yaaaaaaaa❤️❤️❤️

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MicrobeMom
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#worstcouple #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress for my worst couple I chose Tris and Four. I loved them together in the first book, but much like the series as a whole, it was down hill from there. Ultimately they did not trust in each and that creates so much unneeded conflict. Then the 3rd book throws the least intimate or needed sex scene. I was so over them by then! I know this might be sacrilege.

ErinSueMreads Ugh no I totally agree 11mo
Meaw_catlady Agreed! 11mo
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fangirl.way
Divergent | Veronica Roth
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Tris looking at Peter like : You're going to die.

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
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Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 12mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 12mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #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. 12mo
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YAwad
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Guess who‘s reading this baby for the fourth time?
This book is quite nostalgic for me as it was the book that first got me into reading about 4 years ago after a liftetime of literally hating books. It has never lost it‘s place in my heart ❤️
Also, you can see how I didn‘t care for books at the time hehehe.

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Lalaomi
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I‘m re reading divergent (even though I have like 20 new books to read) I just started and I forgot how good this book made/make me feel. Really interesting I should say everyone should read this book in their life.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈🤗 12mo
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Q84
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I didn't complete my goal of 125 books this year but that's OK. This is always an interesting page!

Karkar 77 books is awesome!!! 13mo
Crazeedi I didn't make my goal either, but that's ok! You did great! Think of the people who never pick up a book, how sad is that? Congrats on a great year! 13mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Q84 @Crazeedi Thank you! And that is such a great way of looking at it! 13mo
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