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The Giver
The Giver | Lois Lowry
Now a major motion picture!The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with members of the cast, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.
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TieDyeDude
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I cracked open a collected edition of the four books set in this world. I blew through The Giver over three nights, though I could have easily done it in one night. I have lost track of how many times I've read this book, and it never fails to amaze. I think I read Gathering Blue once, but never the other two, so it'll be interesting to compare.

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Read4life
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#AdventRecommends @emilyrose_x

Day 1: The Giver
I love recommending this book. It is easily one of my favorite books. I couldn‘t resist using a background with a red sled.

emilyrose_x This is already on my TBR list! 2mo
BeaG I love the Giver. (edited) 2mo
emz711 Red sleigh 🛷 😥😢 2mo
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TheQuietQuill
The Giver | Lois Lowry
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This is so much more intense and sad reading as an adult. I forgot all about what happened when they “released” babies and adults, and it was very graphic for me when the father “released” one of the babies. As a mom, that part gutted me. This book is a must read and a huge eye opener. I‘m so happy I read it again as an adult.

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TheQuietQuill
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Another classic to start on this cozy and bitter night. I read this back in middle school, but I remember it to be absolutely haunting. Now that I‘m an adult, I look forward to seeing it through different eyes.

Alora Love this book! Enjoy 😊 3mo
emz711 It's still fantastic! 3mo
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November 15 #NovemberNarrative Giving. This book is a must read in our schools. I have read the whole series and like it. It is a classic. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 3mo
Eggs Agreed! 3mo
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TheSpineView
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#NovemberNarrative @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Giving

It was between this book and The Giving Tree. Both wonderful!

LiseWorks Hehe we sure think alike or we just show our age. 3mo
TheSpineView @LiseWorks I'm not old!🤣🤣🤣 3mo
LiseWorks @TheSpineView Niether am I but, I remember my girls having to read this which was awhile ago 3mo
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TheSpineView @LiseWorks My son enjoyed this one. Not sure if my grands have read it or not. Still not old... regardless of what my license says... just saying🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Eggs Great choice 📚 3mo
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IselaKay
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I read this classic dystopian in 7th grade in 2007! I remembered so much of it, surprisingly. It was as good as I remembered it to be. It‘s frightening in its own way and so it fits this time of year.

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Sharv_Sona
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I had already read this book around 2-3 years ago, and just now when I‘m rereading it, can I see what the true meaning of this sickeningly beautiful dystopia. There was so much hiding behind the words - or memories of the author, it was almost like I could feel the memories of pain and love within this book. All I can say is that this book is breathtaking. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Sharv_Sona
The Giver | Lois Lowry

Gabriel had not cried during the long frightening journey. Now he did. He cried because he was hungry and cold and terribly weak. Jonas cried too, for the same reasons, and another reason as well. He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself.

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Sharv_Sona
The Giver | Lois Lowry

“The worst part of holding memories is not the pain. It‘s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

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Sharv_Sona
The Giver | Lois Lowry

“It‘s true that is had been this way for what seems like forever. But the memories tell us that it had not always been. People felt things once. You and I have been part of that, so we know. We that they once felt things like pride, and sorrow, and-“
“And love.” Jonas added, remember the family scene that had so affected him. “And pain.”

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Sharv_Sona
The Giver | Lois Lowry

Memories are forever.

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book91
This was my fourth year teaching this, and my students have loved it every year.

LiteraryinLawrence I used to teach it to 7th grade. What grade do you teach? 4mo
JacintaMCarter @LiteraryinLawrence I teach it to my 8th graders. 4mo
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Hcecrle
The Giver | Lois Lowry

I read this book in 8th grade and it was my favorite book we read that year. It is a dystopian novel that portrays a society where color and emotions are nonexistent. This novel puts a mysterious twist on our perception of the world and the society we live in. This book was awarded the Newbery medal.

emz711 Sames! One of my favorites 5mo
Hcecrle Published in 1993 3mo
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Read4life
The Giver | Lois Lowry
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#ManicMonday #LetterG

📖 The Giver
🖋 Lisa Gardner, Meg Gardiner
📺 Grey‘s Anatomy, Gilmore Girls, GOT
🎥 The Goonies
🎤 Gin Blossoms, Garth Brooks
🎶 Girls Just Want To Have Fun

@RamsFan1963 @AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie @Andrew65 @StayCurious

CBee 😊😊😊 5mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag, loved The Gilmore Girls. 5mo
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elijahwilliams
The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Newberry Medal winner in 1994, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, is about a young boy Jonas living in a utopia where all struggles and worries are eliminated by valuing everyone as the same. However, this has also has eliminated the need for emotions. Jonas becomes chose as the Receiver of Memory and struggles with the new found emotions his experiences before the time of Sameness.

Publicized in 1993
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian Novel

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Rissa1
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My #AwewomeAugust #Readathon tally. I think I made it out of the slump I was in. @Andrew65

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Blueberry
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Eggs Yes, brilliant ❣️ 6mo
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Read4life
The Giver | Lois Lowry
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This will be the easiest letter for me. From my own reading, to introducing it to others and reading it with my own children, this is my favorite book.
I‘ve read some fantastic books beginning with #LetterG but I don‘t see any book ever meaning as much to me over such a long period of time.

#AlphabetGame
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 6mo
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Hooked_on_books
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This one came out right as I was finishing high school, so it was not on my radar at the time. But I‘ve heard so much about it since that my curiosity won out. I‘m glad it did! I see now why this book is beloved.

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Jeg
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A quick but thoughtful read. Loved the forward by Margret Mahy and afterword by the author. What a controversy this book has caused in some places when first published. I looked for the movie. Not streaming here but I see if I knew how to make a certain streaming service think I was in Canada I could watch it! 🤷🏻‍♂️.

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Evita
The Giver | Lois Lowry
Mehso-so

3 out of 5

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AshleyHoss820
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This is the book I was reading along with the 8th graders. It‘s still such a relevant reminder of how important free will and memories are. I really enjoyed hearing the kids analyze this work and get excited about it. ☺️

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Daneil
The Giver | Lois Lowry
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Amazing book it was so good. It was detailed and kept me interested through the whole book it is now one of my favourite books

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WilsonAlyssa
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This book lands on a freaking cliff hanger!!!

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Momma
The Giver | Lois Lowry
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#bookcrafts for my #bookclub Christmas party 🎄

mini book page wreaths

marleed Pretty! 14mo
Nute Nice! 14mo
Mitch This is gorgeous. 🎉 14mo
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Dom.J
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I loved this book a lot. The whole plot amazes me and I just cant imagine what the world would be like if it ever came to that. I love the connection Jonas has with Gabriel. Good book!

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Ahw06
The Giver | Lois Lowry
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I‘m so proud of @Mommamanzi for opening her #LittleFreeLibrary today!!! The grand opening was perfect!!!! 🦋🦋🦋
Follow this gorgeous library on Facebook and Instagram at The.Monarch.Manor ❤️

wanderinglynn Super cute! ❤️📚 1y
Tera66 It looks great!!! Great job! 1y
Gissy Beautiful! 🏡 📚📚📚☺️ @mommamanzi 1y
Nute Nice! I love the little planter boxes on the side.☺️ 1y
tokorowilliamwallace What?! Orlando!? I live in Central Florida. Where's it around? 13mo
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carlthecattt
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How do I even begin to describe this wonderful book?
Sameness is meant to make it so everybody is “happy” and “safe” but in reality it means death and destruction is around every corner.
People are killed because they are different or born a twin, families never experience love because that is a word to vast to really mean anything.
The world is grey, because if it was in color we would all be different and that‘s not acceptable.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Cosmos_Moon
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One of my all time faves, I first read in 6th grade (I think it may have come out that year), my husband‘s too. I‘ve been trying to get my 5th grade son to read it & I thought he was procrastinating. I put it on during our drive back to New Orleans, after evacuating from hurricane Ida & made the whole fam listen to it 💚 good production. I liked the voices used by the reader. Made my boys give a synopsis when it finished. Still 🖤 this book.

emz711 One of my all time favorites, it's what hooked me on reading. The other 3 in the series are good too. Didn't ruin this one for me. 1y
JacqMac I read it a few years ago, when my fifth grader came home and said, “Mom, you have to read this book!” 1y
Cosmos_Moon @emz611 yes! I think the others are great, too. I like how they‘re their own stories but have a connecting thread. I got the box set last year, just cause I love them so much and want my kids to read them. It came with foldout map of all the different lands. 1y
Cosmos_Moon @JacqMac YES! My oldest is in 5th this year… I think he did actually read it already, but didn‘t seem as interested. My 3rd grader was resisting listening to the audiobook in the car 😒 1y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2021Book77
Just finished teaching this for the third time, and I still love reading it.

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sarahlandis
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Saw this at a used bookstore and was compelled to reread it. I really enjoyed it again and it‘s probably been 15 years since I read it so there was still a lot of thrill in finding out all of the communities secrets.

IuliaC This one is always a lovely reread 👍 2y
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I borrowed this from my brother in law a long time ago, and never gave it back. I‘m not even sure I still have it, nor do I remember reading it at any point, but I definitely want to. 2y
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lis_s
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“...now he saw the familiar wide river beside the path differently. He saw all of the light and color and history it contained and carried in its slow - moving water; and he knew that there was an Elsewhere from which it came, and an Elsewhere to which it was going.”

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IuliaC
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After reading about a quarter of the book I realized I saw the movie a couple of years ago, but still liked the book more, it was less action-packed and more focused on the difficult questions raised. Having a choice comes with consequences and responsibilities.

This dystopian society pretending to be utopic and cultivating the absence of feelings and emotions made me think it also inspired the movie "Equilibrium".

peanutnine This was my favorite book as a kid ❤️ 2y
IuliaC @peanutnine It's a wonderful book for a kid 🤩 I regret I was not into SF literature as a kid, I missed a lot on this front 2y
Scochrane26 I didn‘t watch the movie because the general consensus was that it sucked. I didn‘t want to ruin my love for the book. 2y
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IuliaC @Scochrane26 After reading the book, I totally agree! 👍 2y
gfox My favorite book ever! Way better than the movie. Few people know that this is the first book in a series. The other books are Gathering Blue, The Messenger and Son 2y
IuliaC @gfox Thanks for sharing this, I saw the series mentioned but didn't know the titles 😀👍 2y
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Sdemps
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This SF, Newbery Award winning books is a genre classic. Author Lois Lowry created a world so contrasting to our world today, but one that could one day be a possibility. This thought provoking novel follows Jonas, our protagonist who has just learned EVERYTHING. He is to be the keeper of knowledge, something that his perfect society is void of. Is the censuring of everything what is best for society, or is it time to wake them up?

Sdemps The Giver is book that should be included in a classroom library, and IR the greatest teaching strategy for this novel. To get more information on the importance of a diverse classroom library the Red Rockets website is a go to. https://www.readingrockets.org/article/diverse-classroom-libraries-k-6-students
UDL 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy along and EL #29 Offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ instructional level
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DrSpalding Reading rockets is a high-quality resource and independent reading could work but both of my children had this as an option for a book club. When the movie came out, we went as a family and both did not pick up on why the movie began in black-and-white! It was an excellent opportunity to compare the content of the book with the movie version. Have you seen it? 2y
Sdemps @DrSpalding I did, many years ago though. 2y
DrSpalding 👌🏼 2y
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emilypalkovich
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This Giver by Lois Lowry is a Newberry Metal winning science fiction novel centered around a boy named Jonas living in an eerily utopian society. The society is stripped of pain and emotional depth by laying all of the world‘s past memories on just one person, the Receiver of Memory. Jonas is selected to become this person and struggles deeply with the newfound knowledge of pain and suffering that has occurred throughout existence. The Receiver

emilypalkovich of Memory prior to Jonas is the one enlightening him on the knowledge of the past and is consider “The Giver”. The Giver creates a plan to have Jonas escape the boundaries of this dystopian society which will return the memories to everyone. This book would be best used as a literature circle because it is longer, controversial, and full of on the edge of your seat type moments to stop at. A website resource for this would be 2y
emilypalkovich http://mrludwig.yolasite.com/resources/The%20Giver%20PDF%20Lit%20Circle.pdf. A UDL strategy for this novel would be providing options for self regulation because I believe this book had much to reflect on throughout it. An EL strategy for this book would be number 17: provide visual models. There is a movie that students can watch following reading the book to help with understanding the plot. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
emz711 One of my favs! 2y
DrSpalding This is a high-quality piece of science fiction. Your resource is a helpful one for book clubs. The movie that you mention is very well done and would be an excellent follow up to compare and contrast the book with the film. 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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I first read this series several years ago, and when it came up on my son's Build Your Library booklist, I hadn't planned to re-read it. But then he started asking questions about the story and wanting to discuss aspects of it, and I realized that I didn't recall the details well enough to have a conversation. I really do enjoy this one, with its confusion and difficult questions, and I was glad to revisit it.

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jenniferw88
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Thank you @TheAromaofBooks for my #bookspinbingo prize!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad it arrived safely!! 2y
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17jimed
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Jonas dream about Fiona, he tries to convince to let him bathe her. though the rules are very delicate, a pill has to be consumed until you enter the house of old. the pill erases the memory. He rode his bike and thank how pleasurable it'd be, he counted each dreams and tried to retell them. I would recommend this book if you plan on reading the next 3 continued books relating. The author uses flashbacks on Jonas trying to retell his dreams.

Tattooedteacher I wonder if you‘ve read City of Ember? Another good one. This books reminds me of that. 2y
MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Darrel! You were just missing the POV and how it is established! Otherwise, great work! I love this series and I am glad that you are enjoying it! 4/6 2y
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Mrs_B
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Wow, this really makes you think.
Very clever - I can see why it‘s a favourite for English lessons.

sharread One of my favorites. ❤ 2y
AkashaVampie Yeah my son read it last year in school (he was in 7th grade) 2y
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chicken w rice
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I noticed that the author uses very descriptive and a lot of figurative language such as imagery. “Hot and windswept under a vast blue sky. There were rufts of sparse grass, a few bushes and rocks, and nearby he could see an area of thicker vegetation: broad, low trees outlined against the sky,“ the author uses this so the reader can visualize what is happening. She uses more imagery within the book and is able to use it effectively.

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In a world where everything is black, white and grey, Jonas learns the world is not always black and white.

I‘ve read the book about a dozen times growing up and needed something easy to listen to while working on a complicated case study. The book is always good and interesting, this audio book would randomly loudly play music during chapters making the audiobook horrible.

CaffeineAndCandy ʏᴏᴜ ɢᴀᴠᴇ ᴀᴡᴀʏ ʜɪs ᴊᴏʙ! sᴘᴏɪʟᴇʀ ᴀʟᴇʀᴛ!!!😊 2y
CaffeineAndCandy 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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In the end, I didn‘t like this very much. I liked the beginning and was surprised when the end of chapter 11 I finally understood why the original book title is “The Giver”.
And then the twist in chapter 13 really struck my mind, but after that, the whole plot fell flat and rushed for me.

In this case, I didn‘t like the open end because it only showed me how much details of the world I am still not knowing but feel that I need to know them.

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Buechersuechtling
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#30DaysOfGratitude by @jb72 – PART 2️⃣

Surprisingly, I was all into cars, so that there was no space left for today‘s gratitude:

• That it‘s almost weekend
• That I‘m having some time in peace and on my own
• For my significant other is understanding
• For hot grain-/chicory-coffee ☺️

Apropos “cars”: The biggest loves of my child-life were: 1) Herbie, 2) K.I.T.T.

jb72 That is so nice! Personally I loved the General Lee car and the Evel Knievel motorcycle. 2y
Buechersuechtling @jb72 Uh, I know none of the cars you mentioned. Including that one that flies. I think I need to do a bit of research, it‘s likely that their German names are different. 2y
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#30DaysOfGratitude by @jb72 – PART 1️⃣

Prompt: Being thankful for the transportation system of one‘s choice.

You bet, I am. As a mobility-impaired person I am so thankful for my “Greenback”. I‘d be nothing without my little friend with the 4 black shoes. But to be honest, if I could have the car I wanted, I‘d have a Smart. Probably even in yellow – and then put a sticker on it: “Posting letters inhibited.” (In Germany letterboxes are yellow.)

jb72 That would be a cute and funny sticker on the yellow car! 2y
Buechersuechtling @jb72 You‘d be surprised how many y ellow cars drive around here having similar stickers on. 😂 But still, I think it‘s funny. 2y
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Heralding the start of the weekend – together with “The Giver”.

What a week‼️😅