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laur89
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐️.

Rand deserves an A+ for the writing used to preach about her philosophy, thought it didn‘t appeal to me. While I did like some of the characters and the ideals they stood for, I found some of them to be boring and therefore uninteresting and unimportant to the plot. Rand‘s writing is descriptive, sometimes to the point of being too wordy, but it did help to visualize the scenery of this era of NYC.

Overall good but would not reread.

Texreader This is my fave Rand book. I loved it when I read it (decades ago). 7mo
laur89 #FountainheadBuddyRead group- I would love to know your thoughts on this book, especially focusing on its ideals and characters! Will keep an eye out for your reviews! 👀 @NovelGirl82 @thegreensofa @TheBookHippie @Literary_Siren @Elma @Reecaspieces @MellieAntoinette 7mo
TheBookHippie Almost done it‘s been crazy here. I will say for all the banning and backlash it received here in my hometown I have yet to read something over the top. Or not in another book we were allowed at the time. 7mo
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Literary_Siren I haven‘t started reading yet. 🥺 I suck! 7mo
laur89 @TheBookHippie I think there was only one scene I would consider “rated R” but I agree, nothing that seems so extraordinary to be banned. 🤷🏻‍♀️ @Literary_Siren It‘s all good! It took me forever to get into the book, and it definitely took me a lot longer to read than I thought it would. Discussion questions will stay up for whenever you‘re ready! 😊 7mo
MellieAntoinette Excellent so far, but I‘m way behind!!!! 7mo
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laur89
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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🗣 #FountainheadBuddyRead Part 3 discussion questions are about to be posted up! 💬💭

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laur89
A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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April #TBR 🐣💐🐰

Not pictured are the audiobooks (tagged, & HP and the Goblet of Fire for #HPBuddyRead).

I pulled some of these out my #LitsyAtoZ challenge stack, and I am DETERMINED to get through #FountainheadBuddyRead! 🤨

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laur89
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Crime: Charged with not keeping up with this #LitsyBuddyRead.
Verdict: Guilty as charged. 🙈😬

I know I haven‘t been the best leader for #FountainheadBuddyRead. Please forgive me; this is not an easy, breezy book to get through but I‘m trying my best! 😭

Here are the updated dates for discussion posts. I love to see your thoughts as you read so please keep them coming! ❤️

Thanks to all my buddies joining me on this 🥰

NovelGirl82 This actually helps a lot! I‘ve been dealing with some personal things that have put my reading way behind! 7mo
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laur89
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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I haven‘t been reading much this week, but I hope I get back in my routine soon. I miss my books. For any #FountainheadBuddyRead friends, I will post up questions as soon as I get through Part 3!

This has not been an easy week for me. My grandma just passed away at 91, almost exactly 2 years after my grandpa passed.

They are back together now, after a 70 year long marriage and 2 difficult years apart. I miss them both so, so much. 💔

AmyG I am so very sorry for your loss. 😪 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So sorry for your loss 💔💔 8mo
Literary_Siren I‘m sorry for your loss! I haven‘t read any of The Fountainhead as I‘m just emerging from a reading slump after moving. ☹️ 8mo
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Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 8mo
SomedayAlmost Sorry for your loss. 8mo
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss.💔 8mo
MellieAntoinette So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers 💔💔💔 8mo
TheSpineView So sorry... 💔 8mo
dragondrool I'm so very sorry for your loss.💔 8mo
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laur89
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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#FountainheadBuddyRead Part 2 discussion!

1. I think their personalities complement each other, but it seems like a really unhealthy relationship. I struggled with the intimacy piece of it for sure.
2. Nope! He seems like a big phony. He seems like someone who learned to use his speech to protect himself as a wimpy little kid and carried on that way through adulthood.

Share your thoughts in the comments below! ⬇️

Reecaspieces Well I agree with your assessments. Something that really came out in this section to me...was how supremely intelligent Ayn Rand really is. I love how she uses her characters together to make a point. 8mo
MellieAntoinette @Reecaspieces I love this observation. I think it comes out in the writing too. Even as her characters and their story are influencing your perception, the word choice, sentence structure and dialogue are slowly working their influence as well. (edited) 8mo
Reecaspieces @MellieAntoinette very well said! 8mo
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MellieAntoinette As for the romance piece, all I can say is wait until the end to judge the beginning. For some their initial impressions remain, but for me these two have always been a team. As individuals, when we first meet them, I don‘t think either expected the other to walk through that door. Consummate loners convinced no one can be on their level long enough to stick. (edited) 8mo
Reecaspieces @MellieAntoinette I agree. Both of these characters have unique properties (mental issues) 😂🤭. Should be interesting to see how this works out. They are good and bad for each other. 8mo
laur89 @MellieAntoinette The dialogue for sure influences our thoughts so much!! I‘m looking forward to seeing how their relationship develops. @Reecaspieces I totally agree. Her writing style is able to sway reader‘s opinions and communicate messages/opinions about every single person without outright saying it. 8mo
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laur89
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Checkpoint 1️⃣ for #FountainheadBuddyRead!

I will be posting discussion questions shortly as spoilers. Comment whenever you like, whether it‘s today, next month, next year 🗓... whenever you finish Part 1!

If there‘s anyone that‘s read this before and wants to join in on the discussion, all comments are welcome. 🤗

Looking forward to everyone sharing their thoughts! 💭

MellieAntoinette So stinking good! 8mo
Reecaspieces Oh boy!! Loving this book! 8mo
laur89 @MellieAntoinette @Reecaspieces I agree!! Discussion questions are up for Part 1 so we can all talk about it! 😄 8mo
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laur89
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Here we go! #FountainheadBuddyRead 📕🌆

Reecaspieces I am listening to it. I am enjoying it 8mo
laur89 @Reecaspieces I found an audio on YouTube! I‘ve been switching between both. So far, so good 8mo
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laur89
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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Friendly reminder that #FountainheadBuddyRead starts soon! Can‘t wait! 😄

I plan to start on March 1, so I have the week to work through Part 1. 💪🏼📖

TheBookHippie My new book should be here tomorrow I can‘t wait!! 9mo
Literary_Siren Sounds good! 9mo
thegreensofa Looking forward to March ✨👏🏻⛲️👨‍🦲 9mo
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NovelGirl82 Yay! I‘m super excited to read this with you guys! 9mo
Reecaspieces 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
MellieAntoinette 🦹‍♀️🦹‍♀️🦹‍♀️ 9mo
Elma I've been wanting to read this and I have a copy. I'd love to be added to the list. 9mo
laur89 @Elma Welcome to the party! It‘s going to be a great buddy read! 9mo
Whimsical.Curiosity What a good choice for a buddy read!! Let me know if there's a discussion, I'd love to see what people think. So many of my friends had such different take aways. 9mo
laur89 @Whimsical.Curiosity I plan on posting discussion questions on these dates!! It‘s definitely controversial whether or not people like it, so it‘ll be fun to do as a group 8mo
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