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Making Movies | Sidney Lumet
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From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict, Lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen magic. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Ddzmini
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This and my Husband wonders why I don‘t like seeing movies from books 🤪🙌🏽

JacqMac Every time. Lol 4w
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Kaye
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Books made into movies.

Blueberry Love Q &A, otherwise known as Slumdog Millionaire. 10mo
Kaye Oh, I didn‘t know that was the same book ! @Blueberry 10mo
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rohit-sawant
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A while back, I mentioned being in the process of applying to Vancouver Film School, and I‘m so excited to share that I recently received news that I‘ve been accepted for the Film Production program at VFS! I‘ll be starting June of 2019! I‘m both excited and anxious at the same time since it‘s a big change, but I‘m looking forward to it.

Robothugs This is so amazing!!! So excited for you & what‘s to come! Congratulations!! 😄🤗 12mo
batsy That is brilliant news, Rohit! Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉So well-deserved 💜 An exciting new adventure... 12mo
saresmoore Whaaaaaat?! That‘s fantastic! You will be amazing! 🥳 12mo
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rohit-sawant @Robothugs @batsy @saresmoore Thank you so much, all! 😃 Your kind wishes mean a lot. 💕 And it absolutely is a new adventure! 12mo
AmyG Congrats!!! 🎊🎉🍾 12mo
rohit-sawant @AmyG Thanks so much! 😃 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Congratulations! Exciting times ahead! 👏 12mo
TheSpineView That's fantastic! Congrats!👏 12mo
Tanisha_A Wow! Congratulations!🎈😎 Wish you all the best! 12mo
squirrelbrain Wow, congratulations! 🎉🎉 12mo
RavenLovelyReads That‘s great! Congrats!!🎊🎉🎈 👏🏻 12mo
queerbookreader VERY EXCITING CONGRATS 12mo
Amanda23 Congrats! That's awesome. 12mo
tournevis 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 12mo
Redwritinghood Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
TrishB Wow 😮 congrats 🎉🎉 12mo
DarcysMom Congratulations!! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 12mo
LeahBergen Yayyyy!! Congrats! You‘ll be a Canadian, too. 😆😆 12mo
BarbaraBB That is such a good news! I am really happy for you! 💕 12mo
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉 What an achievement! 12mo
Oryx Congratulations! 12mo
Kaye Good job ! Hope you have a lot of fun. 12mo
LauraBeth WOW! Such a huge deal - congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
JessClark78 Congratulations!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 12mo
GripLitGrl Congratulations!!!🎉🎊🎊🎉🎊🎉 12mo
vivastory Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be great! 12mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Thanks so much! 💜 Appreciate the vote of confidence! 😊 12mo
Centique Oh my lord that‘s SO exciting. And nobody could be more deserving! I‘m excited to see what your brain can do with the medium of film 😍😍 12mo
olivia.ferz Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
rohit-sawant @Centique That's so nice of you to say, Paula! You're too kind 💖💖 Thanks so much! 😃 12mo
rohit-sawant @olivia.ferz Thanks so much! 😊 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @rohit-sawant 😊🙌🏻😊🙌🏻 12mo
mabell Congrats! 🎉🎉 12mo
rohit-sawant @mabell Thanks a lot! 😀 12mo
DivineDiana Fantastic!!! 12mo
rohit-sawant @DivineDiana Thanks so much! 😊 💜 12mo
Megabooks Congratulations! Very happy for you! 🎉🎉🎉🍾🍾 12mo
rohit-sawant @Megabooks Thanks so much! 😀 💜 12mo
readordierachel So exciting! Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 12mo
rohit-sawant @readordierachel Thanks so much, Rachel! 😀 💕 12mo
Reggie Congratulations, man!!!!!!! Btw, have you seen Border yet? It‘s a Swedish film based off a short story by the guy who wrote Let The Right One In. It‘s challenging to say the least but I dug it. I would think you‘d like it. 12mo
rohit-sawant Thanks so much, @Reggie! 😀 💜 I love that short story! I remember finding it mix of Kelly Link and Arthur Miller. Had no idea it was adapted. Thanks for bringing it on my radar. Will definitely look it up! 12mo
BiblioLitten That‘s the second good news I read in your feed! Keep em‘ coming, and congratulations! 🙌🏼😊 12mo
rohit-sawant @BiblioLitten Thanks so much! 😀 Appreciate the positive vibes! 🙌🏽🙏🏼 12mo
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Ddzmini
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I love it I love it I love it 😍 everything is so great I can‘t wait to watch the movie 🎥 and try the popcorn 🍿 with the flavors and the extra books are awesome thank you so much @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I especially love the tea elephant 🐘 cup can‘t wait to use it 😋 #readingthemoviesswap @DoonTheGoon

DoonTheGoon 🎥🎬🍿😀 12mo
robinb Cutest. Mug. Ever. ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoo hoo glad you like it! 🐘 12mo
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Ddzmini @robinb I know right 😍😍😍 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I've been dying to do a circus themed swap for a while. Lol. 🎪 12mo
jillannjohn Oh the mug!! ❤️ 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Tea elephant!! 🤩 12mo
Ddzmini @jillannjohn and @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I know right and in the head it hold a tea bag it‘s so awesome 😍😍😍 12mo
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Ddzmini
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I‘m so sorry this is last minute but I had to have my husband mail it out I‘ve been sick and then my granddaughter caught the same thing I had then I got it again now my husband is getting it 🙄 but @DoonTheGoon #readthemovieswap she will get it Tuesday so in plenty of time before opening day 😋📖🎬

DoonTheGoon Hooray! 📽🎬🍿 Hope everyone feels better soon! 12mo
jfalkens Oh no! Hope everyone feels better soon! 12mo
Ddzmini @DoonTheGoon thank you 😊 12mo
Ddzmini @jfalkens have to get better 😋 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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What do you think guys? 😃

pppooraikul For me, always books before movies unless I think I probably never gonna finish the book in this life. 😂 14mo
Samplergal Definitely reading the book first, however, it doesn‘t always occur in that order. Too many books to read these days. 14mo
Suzze Always read the book first. 14mo
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FantasyChick I'm going to be the odd man out here but I always prefer to see the movie before I read the book whenever possible 😊 14mo
Schnoebs I was originally book first but I‘d keep getting upset when I‘d see movies that didn‘t follow the plot well. Not I‘m more of a watch the movie first and read the book second to enjoy the details 14mo
MishAnn Generally, I read the book first. I didn‘t this time with A Simple Favor 14mo
julesG Book first! Then I can bash the film. 😜 14mo
a.bookish.byrd Book first, if I can. 14mo
Susanita Book first if possible, but sometimes I will see a movie only to find out later that it‘s based on a book! 14mo
Elma Usually, I read the book first. Unless I can't get it in time or didn't know it was a book. 14mo
keys_on_fire I try to watch the movie first nowadays, when possible. I find I enjoy the movie AND the book that way. When reading the book second, there are still surprises because you can‘t usually condense a book to two hours adequately. Plus it eliminates the possibility of my favorite part being left out. @FantasyChick & @Schnoebs I‘m with you! (edited) 14mo
TheSpineView Got to read the book! 14mo
SilversReviews Read the book first!! 😊 14mo
RenePenn Read the book first! 14mo
GripLitGrl Book first 14mo
tammysue Read the book first. 14mo
BittersweetBooks Book first, almost always! 14mo
LapReader Book is the only acceptable answer 14mo
Wordsareweapons Book first 14mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Definitely, the book first. 14mo
Chinadoll The book is always better 14mo
zzz Book first usually 14mo
HFoster Either way, but reading it before can be fun with friends. 14mo
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Ddzmini
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Can‘t seem to help it I signed us for another one 😋📖🎬📽🎥🎞📖📚📙📘

RaimeyGallant Under the Litfluence. 1y
Ddzmini @RaimeyGallant yes but lovin it 😋📖 1y
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CaseyMoore
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7 Books, 7 Days

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TheReadingMermaid
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DoonTheGoon Thanks for sharing!!! 1y
TheReadingMermaid @DoonTheGoon you're most welcome 🤗 1y
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LitsySwaps
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Swap Name:#ReadTheMoviesSwap Host: @DoonTheGoon Signup Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe16wzq5K6TKYLpCEAd_PVo-kG95YZNUFhvQe8-... Open Until: September 19th Opening Day: November 9th If you have any questions make sure to tag the host below or visit her Litsy page for more info! #ReadTheMoviesSwap

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Leftcoastzen
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I just heard Harvey Weinstein‘s attorney say Mr. Weinstein didn‘t invent Hollywood‘s casting couch.
REALLY!WTF!😡🤬😖Un -bleeping-believable!

RealBooks4ever Oh for Pete's sake. It makes me want to vomit! 1y
TrishB Could they talk any more bullsh** 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage And so ... his defense is “I did it because it was there?” I call BS on that! 1y
ReadZenRites Wow. The guy himself already admitted to everything that wasn‘t coerced!! It makes my skin crawl just from hearing Weinstein make that claim third-hand! 😫😫 1y
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hyperhawk
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GondorGirl So true! 2y
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kgriffith
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“I can be wrong. So what? That‘s the risk. Critics never take it. Nor do audiences, except for the eight dollars they put down. I try to look at it the other way: what if I‘m right?”

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MinDea
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Whoa! These are so cool! I love curioos! They have some cool stuff!

#Movies #Art #BookToScreen #Curioos

[DELETED] 3803335244 Super cool! 2y
BookishMe Looks FUN! And helpful for a movie noob like me ;p 2y
MinDea @BookishMe you are new to movies?!?! What movies have you seen that you like or what kind of things do you like to watch? I'd love to give some recommendations if you're interested! 2y
BookishMe @MinDea thanks... I must admit *cringes* I nowadays fall asleep in the cinema ;O (except for Tamil / Bollywood flicks ;)) as a family we watch Transformers, Avengers, Fast and Furious franchises. And again, in my last outing for the latest Spiderman movie (I went cos of Robert Jr 😍) when I dozed off ;p 2y
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kgriffith
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“‘Of course — that‘s where it was heading all along.‘ And yet the inevitability mustn‘t eliminate surprise.”
This paragraph pulled me up short. Last month I wrote about a particular spot in a piece of music, “it feels both like a surprise and like it obviously couldn‘t do anything else.” Eerie and fascinating and oh this funny funny thing called life. 📚🎼

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kgriffith
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“ I know that decision to reveal the part of himself that the character required was painful for him. But he‘s a dedicated actor as well as a dedicated man. And, to answer the chapter heading, yes, Paul *is* a shy man. And a wonderful actor. And race car driver. And gorgeous.” I think I‘m just going to have to watch The Verdict, y‘all.

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Mollyanna
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1. The Harry Potter series
2. Star Wars: A New Hope... always and forever
3. Disney movies, especially Aladdin and Mary Poppins, and Hallmark movies
4. Popcorn (sometimes with M&Ms thrown into the popcorn)

#manicmonday

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Craftylikefox
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1. Practical Magic even though it is very different
2. Princess Bride, The Three Amigos
3. Drive Angry
4. Both!

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kgriffith
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“We don‘t want a picture with a narrow appeal. We want something more universal.” Fuck that dude.

Alfoster Seriously!😳 2y
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kgriffith
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Whuuuuuut. I had never really thought about this, and now I want to go through every flashback moment and look for little discrepancies. #24in48 #studentlife

Sweettartlaura This was such a great book. I learned so much from him. I could almost make my own movie now. 2y
kgriffith Oh my god I'm never getting an android phone, lol i can't type on this thing! There's a great NYT interview with Lumet if you haven't seen it :) 2y
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“Often the last to arrive is the writer. He is last because he knows that at this point he is the target. At this moment, anything wrong can only be his fault, since nothing else has happened yet. So he moves to the coffee table, stuffs his mouth full of Danish so he won‘t have to answer any questions, and tries to become as small as possible.” 😂🤭 #24in48 #studentlife #makingmovies

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kgriffith
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Took longer than I‘d intended to get here, but it‘s homework time. #24in48 #studentlife 🤓📖🎬

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LT_Kirsten
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Testing litfluence

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rohit-sawant
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Some of my favorite film related books. Robert McKee's Story is perhaps one of the most brilliant books on not just screenwriting but storytelling itself.
#Films #NuYear
@TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen You have some of the masters here😍 2y
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Lumet's book is especially personable in addition to being insightful, and the anecdotes he shares are entertaining. 2y
TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 2y
rohit-sawant Thank you, @TrishB 😊 2y
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MinDea
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Just a reminder of upcoming reads for #BookToScreen buddy read for the next few months.

JacqMac Orphan Train has been on my TBR pile forever. I just might have to join you. 2y
Magpiegem I read The Dinner and then realised it would be a film which was pleasing! 😊 2y
GA_Bookworm07 I read Orpahn train and loved it 2y
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Jannychan
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Robothugs's post on Litsy
http://litsy.com/p/SmNnV3NncUVV

About Time
Frida
The Big Chill
Dances with Wolves
Shrek

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MinDea
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Hi everyone! It's that time to vote for next months #BookToScreen! I got a lot of great nominations and narrowed the list down to 4 I think would be fun to read. Please follow the link below and vote! Thank you so much for participating in my #LitsyBuddyRead!
https://goo.gl/forms/uAN74udBQV7wvTzh1

Laura317 Voted! 2y
Booknerd2 Voted 2y
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MinDea
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Need #BookToScreen Nominations for September!
Picked a theme of US History. Can be historical fiction, non fiction, a memoir, (auto)biography, etc. Even if you don't plan on participating in this #LitsyBuddyRead feel free to nominate or tag someone who would have some good nominations! 📚

kendrastephaniekaryn This one might be fun! Not sure if it counts because it's not ENTIRELY serious. 2y
monkeygirlsmama @kendrastephaniekaryn It was a fun book though! 2y
monkeygirlsmama I've read this one before, but really liked it. 2y
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MinDea @monkeygirlsmama I have read that book. It is really good @kendrastephaniekaryn I am not sure about that one. Will look it up and see. Thank you both for the nominations. I will need to repost to see if I cam get some more. Maybe the theme is not a good one?? 2y
kendrastephaniekaryn I thought of another one! It's hard to think of books that have been adapted. I'll tag a few more. 2y
kendrastephaniekaryn (Not "screen", but it's a huge Broadway hit!) 2y
monkeygirlsmama Oh gosh I forgot about the titles needing to be from books that were adapted into films. Sorry about my suggestion earlier. I don't think it qualifies. Will keep thinking. 🙃 2y
MinDea @kendrastephaniekaryn those are all great! Thank you! 2y
MinDea no worries @monkeygirlsmama ! If you think of any let me know! 2y
MinDea @annahenke @Laura317 @Lisareads @Lupita.Reads any recommendations for this #LitsyBuddyRead I host? When I first joined Litsy you guys all gave me some awesome recommendations in this genre. Catch is that it has to be a movie or in the works to be a movie... 2y
MinDea @Jess7 thoughts? 2y
Jess7 I didn't really like the book Hidden figures but the movie was excellent - maybe something like that? 2y
Jess7 12 Years A Slave is a good one. 2y
Jess7 Is there a movie of this one? If so, then this is my pick bc it's on my #TBR - but I didn't know it was US History related 2y
Jess7 The book by Truman capote was amazing but I didn't know there was a movie! 2y
Laura317 How about 2y
Read4life @Jess7 & @MinDea Orphan Train is being made into a movie. If that counts it's my recommendation. 2y
Read4life It takes place in London and the US but is historical fiction 2y
MinDea How about this one 2y
MinDea This movie is getting great reviews 2y
BookishJess A lot of good recs so far! The article also mentions 2y
BookishJess Not sure if it fits exactly.. 2y
BookishJess Would a play count? I LOVED this and would be fine with rereading it 2y
BookishJess This one's nonfiction about the Watergate scandal 2y
annahenke Wish I could help but I'm drawing a blank! For fiction and US history, I really like Their Eyes Were Watching God but it was only a TV movie and it was not a good adaptation at all. The only other thing I can think of is one someone is already doing a read along with - Gone With the Wind. 2y
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MinDea
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Posting one more time to see if anyone else wants to vote and join in the buddy read for #BookToScreen in August. Voting between Before I Fall, And Then There Were None and My Cousin Rachel.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPJ55oEgeARJ1-vl_a_nYYQqBoixtgya6Vc451...

MinDea Whoops tagged you in the wrong one! @monkeygirlsmama 2y
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Jess7 Voted for 2y
Jess7 However, I highly recommend the one I've already read and watched: 2y
monkeygirlsmama That's okay. Thanks! If I could get on Google, which I can't right now, I'd log my pick as 2y
MinDea @monkeygirlsmama I'll add your vote in at the end! 2y
AmberJoy I'm still in @MinDea 2y
AmberJoy Voting for my cousin Rachel 2y
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MinDea
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Well, it looks like there are 3 books that are close so I am going to do a final vote for our August #BookToScreen read. The final 3 are My Cousin Rachel, Before I Fall and And Then There Were None. Please vote and pass along. I plan to announce the winner Thursday. Thank you to everyone participating!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPJ55oEgeARJ1-vl_a_nYYQqBoixtgya6Vc451...

monkeygirlsmama I can't get on Google right now to vote, but I'd pick Before I Fall. (edited) 2y
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Read4life
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Just voted for the #BookToScreen August title

Check out @MinDea post for the link and more info

MinDea Thank you!!! So glad you are going to join! 2y
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MinDea
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Going to post this one more time then close it Sunday night! Hosting a new Litsy Buddy Read for #BookToScreen starting August. Please click the link below and vote! Anyone is welcome to join. The more the merrier! Thanks to everyone who voted and plans to join!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_Tqdz9np5DSY7eJvS59Uf9hGFELBOtLrHRxvd...

thereadingunicorn @MinDea I will like to join and will vote😊💕 2y
MinDea Thanks @Abbymom! Excited to have you join! 2y
thereadingunicorn @MinDea I just voted and going to post a picture of my vote . 2y
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jfalkens Voted 😊 2y
MinDea Awesome! Thanks @jfalkens !! 2y
monkeygirlsmama This sounds fun! 2y
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MinDea
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Hey Fellow Litsans! I have created a form to vote for the first #BookToScreen read in August! Anyone is welcome to join! We'll discuss the book at the end of the month! I hope some of you can join! Please follow this link and vote for the book you'd like to read!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_Tqdz9np5DSY7eJvS59Uf9hGFELBOtLrHRxvd...
@AmberJoy @BookishJess @Jess7 @Wife @nstewart72

Jess7 I voted for Before I Fall and Wonder 2y
Jess7 I've heard the movie for The ZooKeeper's Wife is good, but I bailed on the book. 2y
MinDea Thanks for voting @Jess7! 2y
BookishJess Voted! Thanks for putting this together! 2y
MinDea Awesome! Thanks for voting @BookishJess ! 2y
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BibliOphelia
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britt_brooke 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙋🏼 3y
Qemorio Most definitely. 3y
BibliOphelia @britt_brooke @Qemorio It's not obnoxious if it's virtuous, right? 3y
britt_brooke @BibliOphelia Exactly! 😁 3y
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