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The Miseducation of Cameron Post
The Miseducation of Cameron Post | emily m. danforth
Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, emily m. danforths The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a powerful and widely acclaimed YA coming-of-age novel in the tradition of the classic Annie on My Mind.Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes tothat she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. There she falls in love with her best friend, a beautiful cowgirl. When shes eventually outed, her aunt sends her to Gods Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to cure her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was a finalist for the YALSA Morris Award and was named to numerous best lists.
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Branwen
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Pride Month: Day Twenty Six! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

This book is so beautiful yet heartbreaking! It's the story of a teen girl in the 80's who, after experiencing the death of her parents, gets caught kissing another girl and is sent to a religious reform 'camp' by her religious aunt.

#pridemonth #queerbooks #lgbtq

Oryx Great book 5mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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I loved The Miseducation Of Cameron Post – it‘s a difficult read at times, but an immersive and impressive one, a must for fans of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. While it‘s billed as a young adult novel, I think it will actually resonate most for adult-adults, the ones who actually grew up during or before Cameron‘s adolescence. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-miseducation-of-cameron-post-emily-m-da...

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joelle

hey! i‘m sorry for not being on here for so long but i‘m back and planning on reading a lot more now ☺️
i‘ll be starting off with The Miseducation of Cameron Post. it was given it for christmas and i‘m really excited to read it because of the main idea of the book. then The Mistress of all Evil, Heartless, Twilight, Legend & Insurgent.

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jbooks
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Pickpick

This book is so heartbreakingly beautiful in so many ways. The depth of Cameron‘s story demonstrates the real inner struggles of finally accepting who you are. Every character in this story is special in some way. No filler here- every single small detail matters to some degree in some way to some person. I think I may have found my favorite book. Cannot recommend it enough

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Branwen
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#bannedbooksweek #bannedbooks

Day Three:

According to the ALA, last year 7 out of 10 of the most frequently banned books were because of LGBTQ content. This is infuriating! People need books (like the tagged one which has been banned often) so that they can see others like themselves and know they are not alone! 💖🏳️‍🌈 We all deserve to read the books we want without some other person censoring us!

Ruthiella I really think adults often underestimate what kids can handle when they read! (edited) 2y
Centique @Ruthiella I totally agree! 2y
Branwen @Ruthiella @Centique YES! I agree too! 💖 2y
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LilMrmd79
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Branwen
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🏳️‍🌈HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!🏳️‍🌈
❤💛💚💙💜💖❤💛💚💙💜💖

I am endlessly and eternally grateful for all the LGBTQ books out there that comfort, reassure, and inspire the community! Representation is SO important! 🏳️‍🌈

JoScho 🙌🏼🌈 3y
Meaw_catlady Happy pride month!!! 🌈💙❤️ 3y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Mehso-so

Fantastic content and fantastic characters but a bit too long for my taste. I had the feeling that, as a teen, I would have struggled with the length and complexity of the text. It is an accurate and well-developed Bildungsroman but I found myself wishing, during the last 200 pages, for it to just be over already...
I might check the movie out now, though. I read that they changed the plot. Is it worth it??

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lauren.lerner
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I‘m not done reading today, but I am done with social media for the night, so here‘s today‘s #24b4monday summary for day 1:

•2 chapters: When We Were Vikings
•Ms. Marvel 8 & 9
•Started the tagged book (#NewYearWhoDis💗), currently on p169
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•the dozen or so children‘s books read to my toddler throughout the day (not pictured).

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#Readathon

jb72 Wow awesome start! 3y
Andrew65 A great time. Well done 👏👏👏 3y
Kalalalatja You go! 🙌 3y
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lauren.lerner
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Picked up this #libraryhaul yesterday & (not surprisingly) strained my bad ankle by walking there w/o a brace so now I‘m extra glad to have this stack to keep me busy while I keep my ankle iced.

Tagged book is a #NewYearWhoDis addition I‘ll be starting as soon as I catch up with Kamala Khan in Ms Marvel!

charl08 Ouch! 3y
Kalalalatja Oh no! Hope your ankle feels better quickly 🤞 3y
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Liberty
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It‘s a horror novel about a cursed girls boarding school in coastal New England, and a horror film being made about the curse. Plus Mary MacLane. I can‘t wait to read it this weekend. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

TheKidUpstairs Oooooh!! What's the release date? 3y
MaleficentBookDragon 😢 😣2021?!?!?!?! I don't think I can wait that long. This book seems to have everything I love. 3y
batsy That sounds so intriguing! I enjoyed this one 3y
TheLudicReader You had me at boarding school. 3y
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readingjedi
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Pickpick

One downside of reading on my Kindle is missing out on gorgeous physical editions like the beauty above ?????

Really enjoyed Cameron's story. Yeah, the pace is a little off but it's easy to overlook. Evocation of time & place is very good. The issues raised are done with sensitivity & sass and Cam is relatable & believable. The "pray away the gay" section is thought provoking and infuriating. Cont. in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Cont. from above. Didn't like the 'dead parents' schtick - don't think the story needed it & I personally have a real problem with this trope. Also I disliked the ending - the resolution was not the one I'd been hankering after. Still a very good read with lots to unpack. 3y
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Branwen
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Happy National Coming Out Day, litsy family!
❤💛💚💙💜 🏳️‍🌈💕
I came out as bisexual when I was 16, and at the time the only place I felt safe enough to explore this new discovery was the library! 📚💕 Reading about characters who were the same as me was such a positive and empowering experience! I'm so grateful for the LGBTQ books (then and now) that help so many people realize they are not alone!

#nationalcomingoutday #librarylove

DaveGreen7777 What an inspirational post! Thank you for sharing your story, Becky! 😊❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈 3y
Emilymdxn This is a wonderful post and a wonderful day! Bisexual pride forever from a fellow bi litten. Books were where I discovered so much about myself and I am SO grateful for the access I had to books that helped me work out who I was. 3y
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 Thank YOU so much, friend, for listening and always being so supportive! 💕 @Emilymdxn Thanks so much! Bi littens unite! 💕👭 I think we are so lucky to have so many amazing books to help us and so many others understand who we are! 3y
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

I really expected to enjoy this book and I honestly found it to be a bit slow and repetitive. I really liked the idea behind this book, but it just didn‘t grab my interest past the beginning. Good premise, but the writing was a bit off for me.

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Kalalalatja
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Pickpick

To call this book lovely, might be a bit of a stretch, but it is still the words that pops into my head upon finishing it. Cameron Post goes through all kinds of hardships, but I could have read 500 pages more, just to get to “be” with her a bit longer. A great example of the coming of age novel done well! 👌

merelybookish Watched the movie version of this and it was quite good. 3y
Litlady All the feels for Cameron! I was sad when it ended .. wanted more. 😢❣️ (edited) 3y
Emilymdxn I was literally just looking for the perfect coming of age novel, you answers my prayer and I found it on sale and downloaded it right away! 3y
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Kalalalatja
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Beach day 🌞📖

#currentlyreading

Soubhiville Yes!!! I love this edition of this book especially. 3y
TrishB Love that copy! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm What a lovely copy! Enjoy your day! 3y
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Nute Whoa! I love the look of your edition of this book! 3y
youneverarrived Love this book! 3y
Avanders @Soubhiville what she said!! 👆🏽♥️ 3y
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readtheworld
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I started the #readathon already halfway through this one, and just finished it. So good! I‘ll have to write a real review once I‘ve had time to process it, but I know the characters will stay with me for a very long time.

Next up for #24in48: An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten!

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readtheworld
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Made some pancakes while listening to The Trial of Lizzie Borden on audio; now back to reading in print.

#24in48 #readathon #breakfast #eatingandreading

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readtheworld
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Just started this one. It‘s a million degrees outside so I‘m going to hole up in our one air-conditioned room and read all day. 🙌

#summerreads #youngadult #ya #librarybook

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Thought it important to fit in at least one LGBTQ+ book in for #PrideMonth. With a nod to some of my favourites. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜

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Branwen
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Happy Pride Month! 💖💛💚💙💜 Here is a sample of some of my favorite LGBTQ+ books! I'm going to reread the tagged book again within the next few weeks! 📚💕

daena Love Oranges are not the only fruit and Ruby fruit jungle! 4y
DaveGreen7777 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈 4y
saresmoore I love that cover of Oranges! 4y
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AnnaClark Yes!! I just was looking for some good books for pride month. Thank you! 🌈🏳️‍🌈 4y
Branwen @daena Me too! They're such classics! @DaveGreen7777 😀📚💕@saresmoore Me too! It's very unique! @AnnaClark Yay! I'm so glad I could help! If you like fantasy LGBTQ+ books than I think you would love The Tiger's Daughter! 😀💕 4y
AnnaClark @Branwen I already put it on my Audible list! Along with Oranges, which is read by the author on Audible! 4y
Branwen @AnnaClark Oh wow, I had no idea the author reads it! I'll have to check that version out! 😀 4y
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CBee
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Pickpick

HELLO! It‘s me, I haven‘t disappeared. I‘ve just been dealing with some super crazy, painful, crappy, emotional stuff for the past bit. Finally finished this book after at least a month of trying to get some reading in here and there. It‘s a good‘un ♥️😂
Comment and tell me something good, friends!

heikemarie The Good Omens show first episode was good! Happy Friday friend. Sorry it‘s been tough. 4y
CBee @heikemarie that‘s good stuff! Thank you ♥️ Really want to read Good Omens soon! 4y
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
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cobwebmoth Sending hugs! 4y
Jas16 Sending ❤️ 4y
CBee @hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ back! 4y
CBee @cobwebmoth hugs 🤗 to you too! 4y
CBee @Jas16 thank you ♥️♥️ 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes! Finally! I missed your Cydney! Hope you're feeling better! We're here if you need us ❤️sending you lots of ❤️😘😘💕💕and positive thoughts! Xoxo 4y
CBee @Jee_HookedOnBookz I miss y‘all too! Thank you ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @CBee ❤️❤️❤️❤️infinity! 4y
readordierachel Nice to see you back 💖 4y
CBee @Jee_HookedOnBookz you‘re awesome ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
CBee @readordierachel thank you ♥️♥️ 4y
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Watching the #film based on the book. Heartbreaking story. The #psychologist in this film is a true #villain

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violabrain
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Pickpick

Great book! I didn‘t read it in one sitting, but it felt pretty close!

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kellyann28
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📣📣 Another good #kindledeal today. #kindle #kindledeals

CBee I keep buying books 📚🙈 4y
kellyann28 @cbee 😂😂 but #thedeals ..... 4y
CBee @kellyann28 too many deals!!!! I‘ve already bought one today, I swear I find one EVERY DAY 😂😂😂 4y
kellyann28 @cbee I get emails from BookBub daily so I know what you mean. I get sweet sales sent right to my inbox 😂 4y
CBee @kellyann28 SAME 🙈😳😂 4y
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24in48
Miseducation of Cameron Post | Emily M Danforth
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Who‘s still awake? Where are my international ‘thon-ers holding the fort down? We‘re more than halfway there and you guys are chugging right along. We pulled more door prize winners for this check-in (along with lots of unclaimed prizes from previous posts). Don‘t forget to scroll through and check to see if you won. Okay, back to the books! You‘re doing great! #24in48

Bindrosbookshelf It‘s 6pm here in Australia and I‘m on the home stretch, 6 hours to go and only 4 reading hours left for me to hit the full 24hr mark 📚🙌 4y
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Elma
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Pickpick

I loved this book! It took me forever to read but I think that's because it took me on such an emotional rollercoaster of "what ifs" about my own life. I thought the writing was excellent. I do think that the Conversion Therapy center was a little mild from other stories I've read. I don't think the full horror of what goes on there was captured in this particular book. That's my only complaint.
#LitsyAtoZ #letterM

ChristieWitch Love this book! I used it as one of my Master thesis texts on representations of mental health in YA literature along with Lisa, Bright and Dark, and It's Kind of a Funny Story 😊 4y
Elma @ChristySevern That's awesome!! 4y
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Elma
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Next up...

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SamanthaMarie
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Pickpick

In all the holiday hub bub, I did manage to finish a few books. I wanted to share how much I really loved this one. In high school I became a very strident fundamental evangelical Christian and in the last 6 years I've been dismantling that harmful theology. This book made me ache over the things I used to believe.
It was intensely engaging prose all the way through. Cameron's story is raw and honest. Well written young adult fiction.

ohyeahthatgirl That's a hard journey, but as someone with experience, it's absolutely worth it. 4y
SamanthaMarie @ohyeahthatgirl I'm a MUCH more loving and kind person now that I'm not worried about who is "in or out," "saved or unsaved," etc. It definitely messed with me especially early in my dating with my now husband. I could go on. But I'm so glad to hear you say that. ♡ 4y
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Soubhiville
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You guys! I bought it! Isn‘t it wonderful? 🌈

tournevis 😍 4y
BookwormAHN 😻 4y
JoScho Oh I love that! 4y
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Redwritinghood Very cool! 4y
OrangeMooseReads Very pretty! Good book as well. 4y
JennyM Are those rainbow pages 🌈?? That is awesome!!!! 4y
Brooke_H WOW!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I found it!!! Cool!! Omg, it‘s beautiful!!! 4y
Soubhiville Isn‘t it lovely @JanuarieTimewalker13 ? It‘s the UK edition. I ordered it from Book Depository. 😊 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 So lovely!!! Ok, thanks! Good to know!!!⭐️ 4y
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Jinjer
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385 pages in and still pretty bored with it.

valeriegeary But at least there are potato chips? 😄 4y
Jinjer @valeriegeary 😆Yes! 4y
Peddler410 I‘ve had my copy for a couple years now. It will make its way up the list one of these days. 4y
Jinjer @Peddler410 I just finished it. I must give it a thumbs down for being beyond boring. 4y
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Branwen
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I am SO in love with the painted edges of this book! 😍💖❤💙💚💛💜 I hope the book is as gorgeous inside as it is outside! 😁

Dr._Who_number10 Awww so cute!!!! My favorite types of pages is the ones that are even❤️ and it‘s sooooo amazing to feel the pages when you flip through them 4y
rachelsbrittain So pretty! 😍 I've been wanting to read this one 4y
saresmoore Gah! What a fun detail! I really liked this book. Everything about it just felt right. 4y
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Branwen @Dr._Who_number10 Me too! I love that too! I think they smell especially great that way too! 😋 @rachelsbrittain Same here! And I couldn't resist those rainbow pages! 😍 @saresmoore Really?! Omg that's so awesome! Now I'm even more excited to read it! 😄 4y
rachelsbrittain Yeah not gonna lie I've considered buying this one for the colored edges alone 😅 4y
Jinjer Does my copy have rainbow pages???? Runs off to look. 👀 4y
Branwen @rachelsbrittain Do it! You totally should! It's woeth it! @Jinjer What's the verdict? Does it have rainbow edges? Inquiring minds want to know! 😁 4y
Jinjer @Branwen Mine doesn‘t!!!!😡😡😡 I was robbed!😡😡 Don‘t buy the one that has a Now A Major Motion Picture sticker on it. 😢 (edited) 4y
Branwen @Jinjer Boooooooo! 😔👎 How disappointing! I found mine on amazon, from penguin publishing, if that helps! 4y
Jinjer No worries! I created my own with markers. 🌈 4y
Branwen @Jinjer That's awesome! 😁👏 4y
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joellynsophia
Miseducation of Cameron Post | Emily M Danforth
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Generally I‘m the kind of pretentious that prefers not to read books with film covers but it really pleases me that I checked out a brand new book from the library. #currentlyreading #booktofilm

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Soubhiville
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Pickpick

This was a great YA LGBTQ story, even though I did get grouchy about the pray-the-gay-away camp part. I read it on my kindle, but wow look at this gorgeous edition with rainbow sprayed edges 🌈 At some point I‘m going to have to order this amazingness.

Reviewsbylola Yup I would totally buy it just for the rainbow edging. 4y
CoffeeCatsBooks Yep, I think the rainbow 🌈 edging is reason enough to buy! 4y
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Soubhiville
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Boxes, boxes everywhere!

I‘m having a hard time with the second half of this book. I have a huge aversion to people shoving religion at me. Who says it‘s sinful to have same sex attractions? The idea that anyone believes this really pisses me off. Pray the gay away camps are the biggest crock, as are any families who can‘t accept their kids for who they are. 🤬🤬🤬

Poor Cam. I want to break in and rescue the whole band of kids. 🏳️‍🌈proud.

Soubhiville On the other hand, the author did a great job, because I have major feelings right now. (Or is that the impending move anxiety talking...?) 4y
AmyG Good luck with the move! 4y
Bookzombie I‘m hope your move goes smoothly! I‘m sure when I finally get to this one I will have same feelings. 4y
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LibrarianRyan Are you moving again? I thought you just moved. Or am I getting people mixed up again. 4y
Soubhiville @AmyG and @Bookzombie thank you! Just two more days and I‘ll be sleeping in Austin! @LibrarianRyan we did move a year ago, but haven‘t been happy in TN. So we‘re going back to TX. 😊 4y
LibrarianRyan @Soubhiville I get that. I love living in new places but the moving part. Ughhh. Good luck. 4y
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Soubhiville
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A Little morning reading with the snooze crew. This is typical, they get up to have breakfast and are comfy and crashed again by the time I leave for work. 😊🐶🐱💜
#Sietje #Froedrick

AmyG I love the dog‘s sleeping position. 🤣 4y
Reecaspieces ❤️❤️😍😍 4y
Trashcanman 👋👋👁️👁️💗 4y
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AlaMich You really ought to treat your pets better! 😉 4y
Soubhiville @AlaMich yes I probably should, lol, 😂 4y
Soubhiville @Trashcanman hi friend! Hugs. 4y
Leftcoastzen The good life ! 4y
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Soubhiville
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I have to say, I‘m loving this one. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

OrangeMooseReads This is a good one. 4y
DeborahSmall So much love for this 💜 4y
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SammyB123
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Found this beauty at work 💜

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MrT
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It's Cardiff Pride next weekend so August has been LGBT+ reading month for me. I'm absolutely loving the rainbow page edging on Cameron Post!

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt3 from today was this Special Pride Edition Of this classic #queerbook by Emily.M.Danforth. Cameron Post is a normal American small town girl until her mother dies and all she can think about is that she now doesn‘t have to tell her that she likes to kiss girls. Sent to live with her ultra conservative aunt, she falls for a cute girl in town and gets sent to one of those “re education” camps to Pray the gay away. Coz that works.🤨

Hooked_on_books That rainbow edge is fabulous! 4y
thewallflower0707 I read that book when I just began to start thinking about my own sexuality and it depressed me so much, I had to skip a lot of the camp stuff. I heard the movie is supposed to be good though! 4y
minkyb Pretty! 4y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Listened to this book today while looking out at this. #lakevacation ##readingatthebeach #nofilter #lakemichigan

Alfoster Ooohh, I love Lake Michigan! My grandparents lived in South Bend, Indiana and we‘d visit summers and go there every day😍! 4y
ElishaLovesBooks Beautiful! 4y
Wife Will be there tomorrow! St. Joseph MI #MittenLitten 🏖☀️ 4y
OrangeMooseReads @Wife St Joe is beautiful. We were up in Manistee. 4y
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hwheaties
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The ending. So good. I had tears!!

Soubhiville I got this on kindle last week and I can‘t wait to read it!!! 4y
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WanderingBookaneer
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corycatelyn I really enjoyed this book 😊 4y
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hwheaties
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Up next for fiction!!

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introvertedbooks
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After seeing the trailer for the movie, I really wanted to read the book. Such a great piece of contemporary literary fiction with a great LQBTQ+ character. I love that it's about a girl. I feel when it comes to LQBTQ books the main characters are guys - which I could possibly be wrong about - and it's rare to read a story where the main character is a girl struggling with her sexual orientation. #lqtbqplus #youngadult #readya #summerreads

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ChelseaM6010
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I‘m late to the party on this, but omg!

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ChelseaM6010
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Pickpick

So, look. I really liked this book. Like, wanted to start it over immediately after finishing it—- that type of like. And it‘s been a while since I‘ve felt that way about a book. The end was a little abrupt and not what i was expecting, but overall a very good book. Will be reading again.
(It even added Montana to my travel wish-list!)

knittedgnome I was surprised how much I loved Montana. Stunning scenery. 4y
ChelseaM6010 I‘ve been looking at pictures of Montana and it‘s beautiful!!! I definitely want to visit there soon! 4y
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ChelseaM6010

“Why couldn‘t a moment just happen, and both of us be aware of it, without having to comment on it forever and ever?”

SO relatable to me

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introvertedbooks
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Decided to go to the park next to my house today to do some outdoor reading in their gazebo. It's a beautiful summer day here in Jersey so I couldn't help myself. Brought a stack since I plan to stay a while. Tagged book is the one I'm reading on my #kindle. #summerreading #saturdaysareforreading #newjerseylittens

tammysue A great stack! Most on my tbr. 😍😍😍 4y
introvertedbooks @whatshesreadingnow haha thanks. Here's hoping you get to a few soon! 4y
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