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Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything | Anne Bogel
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If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz. For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.
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LeslieO
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Loving this guide to personality frameworks. And it will get me a bingo on my #BookSpinBingo

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valeriegeary
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If you're interested in seeing how I set up my reading journal for the year... There's now a YouTube video for that: https://youtu.be/SJU01qtTp0A

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Charityann
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Here‘s my #bookspin (The Assistant) and #doublespin (Reading People) 📚📖😊 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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GinaKButler
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Woo-hoo! 2 bingos on the board. I *could* go for a third diagonally, but I‘m going to get a jump on The Shining for October. Thank you for hosting #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks Can‘t wait to participate in October!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Awesome month!!! 2y
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GinaKButler
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Wrapping up my #doublespin at Marin‘s swim practice. Very interesting to learn my son is a Highly Sensitive Person...it explains SO much! Enjoying this book! @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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GinaKButler
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Starting my #doublespin
Anne Bogel is my favorite book blogger and podcaster...this on has been on my bedside table for ages. I‘m excited to crack it open! #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Oooo I really like the cover!! 2y
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suvata
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I did it! I finished ModernMrsDarcy.com‘s 2020 42-book Summer Reading Guide. Rumor has it she‘s complying a 41-book Fall Reading Guide too. I always try to read them all and I have been very pleased with most of her picks.

Bookwormjillk I usually like her picks too. What was your favorite from this list? 2y
suvata @Bookwormjillk The Last Train to Key West, This Tender Land, and The House by the Cerulean Sea 2y
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Court7
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I've long been a fan of personality types and this book made me want to dive into them even more.

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suvata
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I am a voracious, nocturnal, reclusive reader. How about y‘all?

Butterfinger I'm voracious and overprepared. 2y
suvata @Butterfinger That‘s better than under prepared 2y
julesG I think I'm all of the above, except for under prepared. 2y
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suvata @julesG Wow! That‘s something. 2y
Roary47 I‘d say Over prepared and indecisive 2y
suvata @Roary47 I can be indecisive too when I have to many books on my TBR. It‘s hard to decide what to read next. 2y
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Kelly326
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My #bookspinbonanza #doublebookspin pick. I enjoyed this book which delves into personalities. It gives a great overview of several popular personality frameworks, giving a brief description of each. It was just enough information to get me interested in figuring out what mine is and how knowing it could change the way I deal with those around me. I have already requested several of her recommended resources from my library to learn more.

TheAromaofBooks Oooo sounds interesting! I love sorting people into different personality categories! 😂 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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What type of reader are you? I am all of them! 😅

MyBookLife Haha, I think I‘m most if them. Haven‘t read much lately though, and I am definitely NOT a borrower. I like to own the books that I read ☺️ (edited) 2y
Jeg The never completes but still buys more. 📚📚📚📚 2y
Eggs All ! 2y
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ShyBookOwl
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How exciting! I just realized I missed last week's episode of What Should I Read Next?, which means I get 2 episodes today 🤓

KarynGood I just started listening. 3y
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJan20 #Motivation

As a trainer & organizational development person, I love learning about different personality & behavioral styles & what motivates people. This one has been on my Kindle for awhile but I was sure it would have a “motivation” quote.😉

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Mehso-so

I don‘t think I fully understood what this book was before I read it. Personality types are interesting, but not something I do much digging into myself. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A book that explores and explains the various types of personality classifications. Not read.

#ayupaugust #everykindapeople

(Image from modernmrsdarcy.com)

squirrelbrain Sounds interesting! 😁👍 3y
Cinfhen Interesting!! I wasn‘t impressed with her first book, so I‘m a little hesitant to read this one 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3y
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BookishShelly
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Not for me. This is a memoirish overview of personality typing. And it‘s not done very well.

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Amandajoy
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I thought this would be fun for all you #santagoespostalstalkers out there: book picks, What Should I Read Next style. Three books you love, one book you don‘t. I‘ll leave mine & my reasons in the comments, along with some other picks that, in my mind, have the same vibe to them, cause a book nerd can‘t stick to just one pick. 🤓 Play along if you‘d like.

Amandajoy I love this one. A sweeping epic story that covers so many historical events. I don‘t even mind it being a little too coincidental sometimes, I just love a good story you can sink into and lose yourself in. Honorable mentions in this section go to: Lonesome Dove, Homegoing, & Americanah. 3y
Amandajoy This is an engaging story & a little quirky (though that may be a little too sweet a word for this one). I like that it looks at things from a different perspective in a story that keeps the pages turning. Bonus points for the feminist & anti-diet tones in it. Honorable mentions go to: Sourdough, Eleanor Oliohant, & Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. 3y
Amandajoy I love good non-fiction and this one kept me entertained & had me annoying my fiancé with random facts. I love well researched books with a distinct viewpoint & this one delivered. As a dietitian, I especially loved the diet section which reminded me that the crazy things people do to lose weight is not a new thing. Honorable mentions go to: Lab Girl, Evicted, Just Mercy. 3y
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Amandajoy I recognize this is an important piece of genre literature & literature in general, it‘s just not for me. I struggle with the high fantasy books that have a lot of world building. I feel like there‘s s lot of blank spots & I can‘t see the whole picture in my mind. I‘m not saying this is bad, just not for me. 3y
BookNAround I love this! I need to play along but I‘ll have to think about it. 3y
Amandajoy @BookNAround that‘s the beauty of starting it, I got to think awhile first. I also stuck to books I‘ve read in the last few years to make it easier. 😉 3y
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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

This was interesting but I couldn‘t quite love it. It discusses most of the more prominent personality frameworks; the tests, the ideas behind them, and how to work within them to be your best self. I had read most of the books she explores so it was really repetitive for me. But, if the idea of personality and its affect of behavior is new to you, this may be a great book to check out!

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tammysue
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vkois88 Gorgeous! 4y
tammysue @vkois88 💛💛💛 4y
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Julsmarshall
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Dinner and a book! Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup is perfect on a cold night 😄 #dinnerandabook

Hestapleton That soup looks sooo good! 4y
bookseller_cate Looks so yummy! 4y
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gradcat Omigod...now I‘m really hungry 😋! That looks sooo good!! 😍👍 4y
LeslieO How‘s the book. I only recently found her podcast and I‘m obsessed with it! 4y
valeriegeary Yuuuuummmm. 🤤 4y
nelehelen Looks delicious! 4y
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Julsmarshall
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Julsmarshall
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In Houston for a volleyball tournament, getting a few pages in before my daughter starts playing.

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Julsmarshall
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Holiday book haul! I immediately started Becoming, can‘t wait to read them all! #bookblessed

Lynnsoprano Essex Serpent is interesting. 4y
TheSpineView I loved Year One. I just bought book two but have not had time to start it. 4y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 4y
Bookcation74 Great stack! 4y
Dragon Nice haul! 💚🐉 4y
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

I have always enjoyed learning about how people tick. This introduced me to some new resources. This is the kind of book to refer back to over time. Glad I bought it.

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BritanyA
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️: I love Anne Bogel so picked this one up. I‘m not quite as obsessed with personality typing as Anne proclaims to be but this made for an interesting high level overview. #NonFiction

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AvidReader25
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Pickpick

I love the way this author breaks down personality typing. She presents a few different styles, like Myers Briggs and explains how they work and how they can help you. She encourages people to use personality typing to learn their strengths and weaknesses and name changes.

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Eggs
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Leftcoastzen ❤️ 4y
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Krisjericho
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I really enjoy following Anne Bogel on social media, so I figured I would like this book, but I didn‘t realize that it would help me to understand myself. That alone makes it worth five stars in my book. Turned out I‘m a highly sensitive person, not just an easily annoyed one. Who knew?! Any book that helps me learn more about myself and others in a way that will make our lives better is worth the read.

Lmstraubie This has been on my shelf since it came our. I really need to get to it. I love her podcast. I currently reading her new one and really enjoying it. 4y
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Krisjericho
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I love when I learn something new about myself from a book. This book did that for me. ❤️

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UnabridgedPod
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One of my favorite @unabridgedpod episodes EVER dropped yesterday—we talk about these two great books by #annebogel of #whatshouldireadnext and #modernmrsdarcy fame. We had SO much fun exploring our personality quirks and thinking about the impact of reading and books on our lives (not that we don‘t do that a lot anyway!).

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Andrew65
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Yes, this about says it all! Totally agree! 💓

JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 4y
Andrew65 @JoScho It is so accurate and saw one recently which talked about how reading lowered blood pressure if you only read for six minutes! 4y
JoScho So true! It is nice to be able to escape the scary parts of the world inside a good book ❤️ 4y
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Andrew65 @JoScho That escapism from world and personal issues is so often needed. 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh yes!!! 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Andrew65 is definitely the best and cheapest way to escape the daily doldrums of life! 4y
Andrew65 @Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes! And gives more pleasure than things that cost an awful lot more! 4y
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Jennie748
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Pickpick

This book was fascinating! It had a bit more of a Christian bent than I expected but otherwise, I really enjoyed it!

Notafraidofwords Really ? I listen to the podcast and I wouldn‘t have guessed that. 4y
Jennie748 @Notafraidofwords It just mentions church a fair amount, and a few bible versus/stories as examples. Maybe one or two God-given type of phrases. It wasn‘t so many that I got annoyed, but enough that I noticed it. 4y
Notafraidofwords @Jennie748 interesting. Thanks for sharing ! 4y
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Ashley85
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Samplergal
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#24b4Monday These are the three I will concentrating on during the readathon this weekend. If I manage these, I‘ll start an ARC that needs read. Hosting the readathon is @TheReadingMermaid

TheSpineView Good luck! That is an ambitious stack you have going.😊 4y
Samplergal @TheSpineView I made good progress on Catch 22 today so that‘s a Sat finish. The other two are sept book club books. 4y
TheSpineView @Samplergal Still ambitious. Of course this is coming of someone who is Tutti the Turtle when it comes to reading. I read slow because I have to read every word. If I try to skip even one sentence I w 4y
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TheSpineView I hate I can't edit a comment and that the send button is just underneath the back button. Sigh... just trying to say I HAVE to read every word. 4y
Andrew65 Good luck 👍 4y
ralexist Loved My Oxford Year❤️❤️. Not what I was expecting which made it so much better. 4y
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Sarah83
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Later on I saw another person reading and that time I could read the title. 😍😊💖📚🔡

julesG Rebecca Gablé - went to one of her readings once. Still haven't read any of her books. 4y
Sarah83 @julesG yes you are right. It's 'Das Lächeln der Fortuna'. MS mum loves her books, 4y
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Sarah83
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I looked up from my book and saw this... Someone else reading... 😍😍 I always ask myself, what the other person is reading. ☺️ #readingpeople

Bookladylinda Me too! When people are carrying books, I always try to see the cover. 4y
JazzFeathers LOL. Me too. I travel a lot on public transportation and l often see other people reading. I always strain my neck to see what they're reading, it's stronger than me. 4y
RavenLovelyReads Took my boys to a water park this weekend and the lady at the cabana next to us was reading an actual book! I felt like walking over and introducing myself! 4y
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AmyG I‘m nosy, too. I love to see what books people read. 4y
iread2much Me too! With e-books I think it‘s harder to start up a conversation. I love talking to random people about what they are reading 4y
Sarah83 @iread2much I still can't talk to people who are reading. I don't want to interrupt them. 🙈 4y
iread2much @Sarah83 ah; you are more polite than I am. I am always looking to make a new friend 4y
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KGlibrarian
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I‘m so happy to have discovered the amazing Anne Bogel. (Thank you@BookaholicNatty!). Her podcast is now my favorite and this book was an insightful, intelligent read.

BookaholicNatty @KGlibrarian yayyyyy!!!!! Oh I‘m so happy to hear this!!! This totally made my day!!!! @annebogel is the the best isn‘t she? I adore her podcast! And her love all the books she picks for her guests! I can‘t wait till her new book comes out!!!!!! 4y
HKGirl Yes!! Her podcast is the best and I enjoyed her book too. 💓 4y
UwannaPublishme Anne Rocks! Love her podcast too. 🙌🏻And I just ordered her new book coming out in Sept. 4y
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Ksherman712
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Pickpick

A good introduction to personality testing.

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Lmstraubie
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Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy & What Should I Read Next shared this great video of ways to maximize your Library use: https://members.modernmrsdarcy.com/library-class-free/

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MamaGina
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My new tagline ... it encompasses how I feel about reading AND how I feel about my Litsy family!!! 📚💚🤓

Eggs Love this! Have a peaceful weekend ❤️💖😌 4y
Joyfulmimi Agreed!!! 4y
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aloslibrary
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I‘m not reading during my lunch today because @thereadingwomen is on this week‘s episode of What Should I Read Next and I have my TBR list out and pen ready to go! I‘m so excited!😁👍📚 #readingwomen #reclaiminghalfthebookshelf 📚📚📚🦖❤️

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BucklingBookshelves
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I didn‘t think I was interested in learning about personality — or reading this book — despite being a fan of Anne‘s podcast. I don‘t really know what changed my mind, but I‘m glad I did! The audiobook is great, but I‘m glad I also have the print book to refer to. Lots of footnotes and recommended resources listed — and the MBTI chapter was a bit too complex for just listening. I have lots more to explore now I‘ve had this introduction. #readathon

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lauraodom
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Day 7: Bookish Podcast
This one is my favorite.
Haven‘t read her book yet, though.
#ReadingResolutions

BookaholicNatty Favorite podcast!!!!!!!! 4y
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Jeanne_S
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Pickpick

Pleasantly informative.

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Pruzy
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Hi all, in a reading slump where my mind feels out to lunch. Looking for a meaty deep fiction that is low on tropes written in the last five years, Any recommendations?

Zelma I don‘t read a ton of current stuff but you can‘t go wrong with most of the selections in the Tournament of Books for the past few years. 5y
CoffeeK8 This book got me out of my last rut 5y
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mrozzz Oh definitely A Little Life if you haven‘t read it already. 5y
Pruzy @Zelma Yes, the Tournament of Books is solid! 5y
Pruzy @CoffeeK8 Good to hear! Even better because it is on my shelf. Thanks for the suggestion! 5y
Pruzy @Bookmarkie I like the sound of it! 5y
Pruzy @MyNamesParadise Sounds suitably page-turnery. Also interesting that this book and Snow Hunters have someone on a bike on their Litsy covers! 5y
Pruzy @mrozzz Perfect! Thanks for the seconding! 5y
Jess I‘m half way through White Tears right now and it is so good. There is even a Spotify playlist to accompany the book that sets the tone. 5y
Pruzy @Jess That does sound really really good! 5y
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kaykay521
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Within the past 6 months I've gotten into podcasts and Anne's podcast "What Should I Read Next" is one of my faves. When I heard she was writing a book on personality frameworks I knew I'd have to read it, definitely not disappointed. She outlines several frameworks and how she's included them in her life.

BookaholicNatty I love Anne and her podcast!!!! 😍 5y
tapgurl I absolutely love her podcast. And she has another book coming soon! 5y
minkyb Love her as well! 5y
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Morr_Books
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I'm not at all surprised by my being an introvert and observer, but the other answers are surprising to me. #introvertorextrovert 16personalities.com
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for sharing. I love seeing everyone‘s results. 5y
Andrew65 Seem to be a lot of defenders, me included! 5y
kamoorephoto Me too!!! 5y
Pee I‘m a protagonist! I have a little of everything. 5y
Raebelle The mediator...infp-t...:) 5y
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