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#ATreeGrowsinBrooklynBuddyRead
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Second book finished. Thank you #24b4Monday and #ATreeGrowsInBrooklynBuddyRead. This was a classic that has been on my TBR for a long time.

But, I'm not even close to finishing my own selection. 😖, I forgot to carefully track my hours (stopping the clock).

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Thanks to all of you who read this with me this month! I enjoyed the discussions each week! #ATreeGrowsInBrooklynBuddyRead

Chab256 Thanks for hosting! I enjoyed my first buddy read experience and the book! 2d
catiewithac Well, I‘m totally and forever in love with Johnnie Nolan. He stole my heart. 🖤 2d
dariazeoli Thanks for hosting! This was a great book to start the new decade with! 2d
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Hooked_on_books Thanks for hosting! The book ultimately wasn‘t for me, but I definitely made it further in than I would have if I had read it alone. 2d
Scochrane26 Thanks for hosting! @CoffeeNBooks 2d
catiewithac This was my first time reading ATGIB and my first Litsy buddy read! Thanks for making this such a great experience! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2d
mrp27 Thanks for hosting, it finally got me to read my copy that has been languishing on my shelf for years. It's a five star read for me and a new addition to my favorite list. 2d
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for hosting @CoffeeNBooks! I liked the book and am glad to have another American classic under my belt! 2d
Readswithcoffee Thanks for hosting. 2d
greenreads Thank you for hosting! I mostly lurked, though. 1d
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Scochrane26 I really liked this book. Francie & her family become your friends. I wanted Francie to get over the “first love”, hopefully she did & was able to experience the world & her options. 2d
Chab256 @Scochrane26 Each time I picked it up to read, it felt like I was visiting an old friend... 2d
catiewithac I liked the commentary of how society was changing. The war, electricity, automobiles, women‘s suffrage...it was an exciting time. The moment Francie set her memory of the start of the war was so powerful. It‘s like Proust but also not. 2d
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dariazeoli I agree, Francie felt like a friend after reading about her over so many years. It was nice to see her on her way to new beginnings. 2d
Daisey I‘m so glad I finally made time to read this. I loved the description and the discussion. Thanks again, @CoffeeNBooks! 2d
mrp27 I'm not a Brooklyn girl but I've spent the better half of my life in Brooklyn with family and I loved how she explains that Brooklyn is not just a place but a feeling, so true. There's no other place in the world like it and it's hard describing it to people who haven't experienced it. 2d
OriginalCyn620 I‘m glad I finally read this and agree that reading about Francie and her formative years was like spending time with a friend. 2d
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Scochrane26 I like that he waited for her, they both seemed to know early on that the relationship would happen. Glad Katie got to move up in the world. 2d
Chab256 I love that he waited for her all those years and that the family finally got some stability and happiness. 2d
dariazeoli I liked that they got a happy ending, but the marriage seemed so... transactional to me. 2d
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Daisey I liked the two of them together. I understand what @dariazeoli means, but I also think they have both felt a possible connection for a long time so there is more to it. 2d
mrp27 It was foreshadowed at the picnic so I wasn't overly surprised but I feel a twinge of it being a too perfect of an ending for Katie. 2d
OriginalCyn620 I agree with @dariazeoli ... I think there‘s respect there and mutual liking but love didn‘t seem to be a part of it, at least on Katie‘s part. But it‘s nice that Katie and the kids have a better situation. 2d
Readswithcoffee I‘m glad it worked out. Seems like a good situation for both of them. I think it is possible that love will grow over time. 2d
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Scochrane26 Love it 2d
Chab256 Her determination was amazing and no doubt came in part from her watching her Mother through the years carry on with the same sort of determination. 2d
dariazeoli I think Francie‘s tenacity is impressive. 2d
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Daisey I loved this part. It seemed to make perfect sense as a way for her to continue her studies. 2d
mrp27 Francie has moxie, along with that Rommely steel and I love it. 2d
OriginalCyn620 I loved it! Like the other women in her family, she‘s strong and determined and made her own way. 2d
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Scochrane26 It was an effective visual & true in the sense that each in the family would eventually go their own way. (edited) 2d
dariazeoli A powerful metaphor on a couple of levels. I guess many families break up that way. 2d
mrp27 Such a true metaphor for the ups and downs of family and life. 2d
OriginalCyn620 It‘s a great comparison and very powerful...it happens in many families. 2d
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Readswithcoffee It seemed extremely unfair to me. Katie seems to always be able to justify her actions using her own logic. 2d
Scochrane26 I was so upset about this. For some reason, Katie seems to think Francie is more capable of taking care of herself. Her logic that Francie would find a way, which she did. But, at the time, it was unfair. 2d
Chab256 I understood Katie's logic, but I am not sure I would have made the same choice. It was certainly unfair to Francie, but in the end it only made her stronger and heightened a fierce independent spirit in her. 2d
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catiewithac It worked out for Francie. She got a great education at the clippings job AND jumped right to college. Of course, it‘s not fair, but life ain‘t fair. 2d
dariazeoli It seems par for the course with Katie. She‘s so practical and it can be maddening. It‘s not fair to Francie. 2d
Daisey This seemed very unfair to me. I did somewhat understand the logic in Francie finding a way no matter what, but I didn‘t like it. 2d
mrp27 Made me angry and I thought it was so unfair but also typical of Katie. 2d
OriginalCyn620 Was not surprised at all. She didn‘t support Francie throughout the whole book. I‘m just glad it worked out for Francie. 2d
greenreads Unfair. But, it really is true to her feelings. 1d
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BarbaraJean
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This week‘s #BookReport!

🌳I finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for the #ATreeGrowsInBrooklynBuddyRead—and I LOVED it.
🚪I MAY have devoured Come Tumbling Down in 2 days
⚓️I‘m almost 1/3 through Ship of Destiny (started last Saturday)
✅Kept up with daily Word by Word reading, and finished 3 more chapters in Wearing God
🌵I MAY have just read 200 pages of Momentous Events tonight
☹️I didn‘t read any of View from the Cheap Seats or Thirst this week

Cinfhen Great week🥰👍🏻📚and wonderful use of emoji‘s 🙌🏻 3d
BarbaraJean @Cinfhen Thank you! I do enjoy theming my emojis appropriately. 😁 3d
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Thank you to @CoffeeNBooks for organizing #atreegrowsinbrooklynbuddyread. I started late, so I ended up reading it straight through—now I need to go back and see the discussion questions!

I read this one years ago and loved it, but as is typical for me, I remembered NONE of it. So it was a pleasant surprise to read it again. I love coming of age stories and Smith does such a wonderful job of evoking the atmosphere. #classicschallenge2020

Leftcoastzen Such pretty editions! 3d
britt_brooke Ooh, these are pretty! 🤩 3d
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#BookReport
📚 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: finished #PotterADay
📚 Les Miserables: read issues 19-25 #ReadingClassicsin2020
📚 Joy for Beginners: finished
📚 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: finished #ATreeGrowsInBrooklynBuddyRead
📚 Sister Caravaggio: added partway through the week for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead, still reading
📚 Brighton Belle: finished #Booked2020 #HatOnCover
📚 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: didn't start
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Cinfhen You had a very productive week 👍🏽 3d
Daisey Looks like a great week! 3d
Linsy 👏 3d
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