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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! 6mo
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Reecaspieces
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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This was my one and only audible book this month. #litsybuddyread #buddyread Stop by my blog and check out my thoughts. https://reecaspieces.com/2019/03/28/march-audible-reads-audible-audiobooks/

Lucididy Great read! The Fountainhead is definitely a influence of mine! 6mo
Reecaspieces @Lucididy yes! Agreed. 6mo
laur89 Ahh you beat me to it!! So thrilled you enjoyed this; looking forward to finishing it up 😊 6mo
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LitsyBuddyRead
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Discuss here 👇🏼 this is the FINAL discussion of Love Hate and Other Filters and also the FINAL discussion of #litsybuddyread in 2018!

#lovehateandotherfilters #lfof #LITSYBUDDYREAD

Jennifer3 I am working to catch up today! @Jess7 thank you for allowing me to be part of this group this year! It has enriched my reading life!!! 9mo
RaimeyGallant I think the title is brilliant, and I don't think I mentioned that in the first discussion. (edited) 9mo
RaimeyGallant I read this some time ago, but from what I remember, I was a little disappointed in the guy saves girl aspect of the ending. This said, I liked that the last chapter was a realistic resolution to the romance. 9mo
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Currey @RaimeyGallant I agree with you about the title. Maya is such a typical American young woman, really more consumed with peer pressure, crushes and exercising adult freedoms slightly before she is ready for them. The title somehow captures the political time and time of life 9mo
mrp27 I'm really torn about this one. I liked it enough but it just didn't hit the mark for me. I liked Maya and was annoyed by her at the same time. Second half of the book was definitely less fluffy from the first half. 9mo
marywag08 I remember someone saying last time that they were disappointed in the book because they wanted to have more insight into what it‘s like to be a Muslim in America. However, I think that was the entire point of the book— Maya didn‘t want to be a Muslim in America, she wanted to be an American teenager. Everyone around her wanted to label her as something, whether it be a terrorist, a “good Muslim girl,” or a daughter in need of protecting because.. 9mo
marywag08 ...of her heritage. Maya just wanted to be a normal teenager with a boyfriend (and a boyfriend she liked for reasons other than the fact that he was an “acceptable” match). In a world where everyone was labeling her as a Muslim, she just wanted to be Maya. 9mo
CoffeeNBooks @mrp27 I agree! That's exactly how I feel about it. I feel like it's more of a surface story, even for YA. I was thinking about what my students would say about it if they read it, and I think they would enjoy it, but would want to know more. 9mo
mrp27 @CoffeeNBooks Glad it's just not me! 9mo
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LitsyBuddyRead
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Checkout the post marked SPOILER following this post to join in on the final discussion of #lovehateandotherfilters!

If you‘re caught up please join in. If you‘re not, just add your thoughts whenever you are! Be sure to tag others when you comment so they will be notified of your comments. #lhof #litsybuddyread

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CoffeeNBooks
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I just finished this #LitsyBuddyRead. I liked the premise of the story, but felt like it wasn't as well-developed as it could have been. Maya is a Muslim-American who has to deal with the cultural expectations of her parents, who came to America from India. Maya wants to choose who she dates, where she goes to college, & her career path. Her parents don't agree. Unfortunately, she also has to deal with racism directed at her & her family. @Jess7

Trashcanman Merry Christmas Harper. Thank you for the gift as for your support and kindness. Truly. 9mo
CoffeeNBooks @Trashcanman Merry Christmas George! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day! 9mo
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Currey
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A quick bright writing style in a thoughtful Teen tale with a Muslim MC. I am making it a pick for diversity and tackling sone issue about not being welcome in the land where you were born. So-so in terms of overall for me but I do not read much YA. #litsybuddyread

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The first open discussion begins now. Remember no spoilers beyond the first half (we read through chapter 11).

Go to the discussion post (marked spoiler) to begin discussing anything related to those first 11 chapters.

#lovehateandotherfilters #lhof #litsybuddyread

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Open discussion begins now... Discuss here 👇🏼

#lovehateanotherfilters #lhof
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LitsyBuddyRead How is everyone enjoying the book so far? 9mo
CoffeeNBooks I like it so far, and it's interesting to see how Maya navigates the differences between what she wants in life vs. what her parents want for her. 9mo
britt_brooke I finished this a couple of days ago and wasn‘t a fan of the style, but I did like the story. In the first portion, I really liked the relationship between Maya and her aunt. She needed an ally and I appreciate that Ahmed made it a strong female relative who defied cultural expectations. I like Kareem‘s role, too. How are you liking it so far @Jess7 ? 9mo
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Currey I enjoyed the book for the Young Adult tensions between Maya and her parents and her sweet and simple take on crushes. I felt that Maya‘s relationship with her aunt gave a nice window into what a woman could be in the world. However, up to Chapter 11, it is missing some of the things I was hoping for in a book about Muslims living in the US. To Maya, it isn‘t about how to practice her religion but how to work around her parents. 9mo
Jennifer3 I agree with CoffeeNBooks. It is cool to see how Maya handles things. 9mo
CoffeeNBooks The only thing that I'm having a hard time with in this section is Maya's relationship with Kareem. Did they really hit it off right away, and he's also super cool with her ending things? Or does he have ulterior motives and he's using her to look good to his parents, in the same way she was sort of using him to look good to her parents? 9mo
CoffeeNBooks @britt_brooke @Currey I agree with you both about Maya's relationship with her aunt. I like that she has an ally in her very independent aunt. 9mo
RaimeyGallant I finished the book a few months ago. It's hard for me to discuss without spoilers for those who haven't finished it. :) I like that the book did as well as it did. I like that this Muslim story is in the mainstream. I don't love how money is valued by Maya. She seems entitled, but maybe I don't understand an American child's expectations regarding their parents' money, because I live in Canada, where uni is subsidized. 9mo
RaimeyGallant Overall, I feel like this book is a step forward for acceptance of diversity and a step backward for gender equality. Can't win 'em all. :) 9mo
britt_brooke @RaimeyGallant Interesting thoughts. I can see where you‘re coming from. 9mo
britt_brooke @CoffeeNBooks My thoughts on Kareem are that his folks were forcing the relationship in the same way Maya‘s were. They were both bystanders that want to make their parents happy but ultimately both knew they were better as friends; even if Maya was the one who came out and said it first. (edited) 9mo
mrp27 I'm enjoying it so far but was expecting something a littler more heavy. I haven't read beyond page 137 but I know there is something big coming. Wonder if the next half will have more depth. I'm reminded a bit of the book When a Dimple Met Rishi. 9mo
RaimeyGallant @mrp27 There is something heavy coming. 9mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teenager and aspiring filmmaker, shows us what it‘s like to exist in her overbearing family, and in America, where ignorance often reins supreme. I read this rather quickly because I loved the teen life aspect, but I thought the way the “horrific crime” was presented made the book feel disjointed. I liked the story, but not the style.

#litsybuddyread

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