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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
#1 New York Times bestselling author!In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Best Seller!
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Shakespearience
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Fangirl is my 1st complete book for #WinterGames and an audio book, so I am comboing it with the #SelfieScavengerHunt game. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I had heard great things about Rowell, so she has been on my TBR list for awhile, but I always put her off. No longer!

46 pts (disney/snowman selfie+TBR)
#MerryReaders #TBRRead

Clwojick woohoo! 16h
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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What took me so long to read this book? After the constant thrillers, and suspense books. This was refreshing to read, and Cather really grew throughout the story. I just wished there was some kind of finalized ending. But it makes sense the way it ended. ❤️❤️ loves it

Karisa I loved that book too! Carry On/Wayward Son might be the most brilliant book series spin off ever too. 3w
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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I loveee loveee love painted pages. ❤️❤️❤️ #24b4monday #mrbook1inamillion #readathon #LitsyPartyofOne

Linsy Ooh me too! So pretty! 💚💚💚 4w
BethM I loved this book! 4w
Curly_Caffeinated_Reader @BethM yesss it is, I‘m almost done. I‘ve been ina thriller mood lately, this has been a nice getaway 4w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4w
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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New books from target. Everyone ALWAYS recommends FanGirl. Hopefully it doesn‘t disappoint 🤗

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kezzlou85
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Book 3 finished for #MrBook1inaMillion #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday. I love this so much. Its one of my faves and I can relate to a fair bit of it. 5* read. Off to read Carry On next so I can finally read Wayward Son.
@MrBook @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @Lynnsoprano @Alisnazzy @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @jb72

Andrew65 Stacked. Sounds brilliant. Well done on finishing your third book. 👏👏👏 4w
Scochrane26 I love this one. 4w
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 it's so good. Thanks. 4w
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MrBook You are rocking this! 😎🙌🏻 4w
kezzlou85 @MrBook thank you. 4w
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bookish.zed
Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell

need a book recommendation.. help out a fellow book lover 🤗💛

marleed Perhaps my favorite rom com of the year has been Flat Share. Recommend since you tag Fan girl. Also, Meet Cute to be to your liking. I enjoyed all three. 4w
bookish.zed thanks 😊 4w
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bookish.zed
Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell

writing is who i am.. i relate so much tu this book 😍

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Fangirl (Special) | Rainbow Rowell
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F is for Fangirl...

A book I didn‘t read for ages because I was sceptical about all the gushing I‘d seen on Instagram 😂

readordierachel I loved it 💕 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @readordierachel, same! Glad I overcame my cynicism in this case ☺️ 4w
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BarbaraJean
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Rainbow Rowell can really write the heck out of certain female characters. And Cath in Fangirl is a prime example. I found her to be both incredibly frustrating, and so relatable. Her struggles as a writer resonated with me, and so did her relational insecurities and immaturities. While I Iiked Cath‘s fangirl obsession, I felt the “excerpts” from Simon Snow and Cath‘s fanfic fell a little flat. But that may be my only criticism here. Loved this!

TheDaysGoBy I completely agree! I loved everything but her fanfic excerpts. Each time one popped up, I just wanted to get back to Cath and her life 1mo
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Scochrane26
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1. Always a difficult question. I went with something that has a happy ending, doesn‘t take too much brainpower, & has some romance.
2. Bare feet
3. Grand Canyon? Oak creek canyon?
4. Mayonnaise, meatloaf, the list goes on
5. No, but I might wear my Luna glasses.
#friyayintro @howjessreads @Clwojick #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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UnabridgedPod
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Those of you who have known me for a while likely know that I'm a TOTAL fangirl (ha!) for Rainbow Rowell, as are Sara and Ashley. We finally let our fangirl flags fly on the newest episode of Unabridged. Check it out to find out OUR reasons why Rainbow Rowell Rocks.

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BlameJennyJane
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I am giving myself- well, my #catsoflitsy, mug, and this book- a bunch of 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 because THIS is how you take a mental health day. I really love this book. Really. This is my second #RainbowRowell and I enjoyed it just as much as Eleanor & Park. I have Carry On and Wayward Son in the queue. 💗

Scochrane26 I prefer her ya books, but her 2 adult books are pretty good. If you decide to read them eventually. 2mo
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 I do have both! It‘s good to hear an endorsement for them. The reviews don‘t glow the way they do for her YA. But I‘m sure I pick those up before the 3rd Simon Snow comes out. 😊 2mo
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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect going in to this - it didn‘t sound like my thing. And it wasn‘t - except for Cath. Reading about someone who had the same struggles I did, the same fears and ways of thinking about things was so...comforting. I just finished and need to let it settle, and probably have too much to say about it for this small space, but overall it was a fun read and I‘m glad I gave it a chance.

marleed I discovered this author though Litsy and read this book last month. Yesterday I thrifted the hardcopy for $2. - yeah me! Then today I saw a pristine copy at the friends of the library for the same $2. I resisted replacing my yesterday copy! Now I‘m waiting for my library holds of carry on and wayward son! 2mo
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bookish.zed
Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell

i‘m about to start this novel. have you read it already? what are you‘re impressions? 🤓💛

kezzlou85 I loved it. 2mo
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nao
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Sunday plan!!
Reading from bed 💙❤

Lauredhel ❤️💛💚💙💜 2mo
nao @Lauredhel 💙❤ 2mo
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TK421
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. I absolutely loved Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell!
2. Grey
3. Went to a Black Keys concert.
4. I can whistle very well, and I can snap my fingers moderately ok.
5. Will do!😊

Trashcanman Hope you are doing well 🤗 2mo
TK421 @Trashcanman Hi George! I'm doing ok-ish. Work is crazy right now. I can't wait to have free time again! 2mo
Trashcanman Hope you are well brother. 2mo
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Trashcanman Got your email , will write in the morrow. Hope work is calming down 2mo
TK421 @Trashcanman work is still crazy, but harvest is going faster than expected. Hopefully work will calm down some in November. I look forward to your email. Love you brother. 2mo
Trashcanman @TK421 love you too man, hope the days get kinder soon. Say hi to Laura for me. 2mo
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reading_rainbow
Fangirl (Special) | Rainbow Rowell
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1)fangirl💕
2)black
3)explored/ nature hike with the dogs
4)mediocre whistler, excellent snapper :)
5) #friyayintro 🖤📚

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CatAndKindle
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“The story‘s not over yet.”

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CatAndKindle
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She was the worst kind of out of control–the kind that thinks it‘s just fine, thanks.

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nikirtehsuxlol
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Cath is so fucking difficult; I almost can‘t stand her. Everyone bends over backwards for her and irl ppl would be done with her shit.

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CatAndKindle
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“I don‘t even want to start this day because then I‘ll just be expected to finish it.”

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erinreads
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I‘ve read Fangirl multiple times now and it is never not a delight to read. *chef kiss*

cleoh Oh they look so beautiful together 😍 2mo
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CatAndKindle
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“What‘s the plan?” she asked.
He grinned. “My plan is to do things that make you want to hang out with me again tomorrow. What‘s your plan?” “I‘m going to try not to make an ass of myself.”
He grinned. “So we‘re all set.”

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CatAndKindle
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“You‘re never going to find a guy who‘s exactly like you–first of all, because that guy never leaves his dorm room. . . .”

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CatAndKindle
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She kept forcing herself to remember the entire conversation, playing it back and playing it back, all the way through, forcing a finger down her memory‘s throat.

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cleoh
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Figured I‘d reread this before I started Wayward Son!

Megabooks Definitely read this, too, if you haven‘t! 2mo
cleoh @Megabooks I‘ve read it before! But I‘m planning on rereading it too! 2mo
Megabooks I did a reread of both Fangirl and Carry On in August. Enjoy!! 2mo
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CatAndKindle
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“I don‘t want to kiss a stranger,” Cath would answer. “I‘m not interested in lips out of context.”

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CatAndKindle
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In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you.

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CatAndKindle
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You can‘t take back texts. If you come off all moody and melancholy in a text, it just sits there in your phone, reminding you of what a drag you are.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Very true!!! 2mo
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this book was beautiful. this is a feel good book with lots of feels. it touched on mental illness, abandonment, what we do to cope and love.
so so much love.
i loved this book. and i was rooting for everyone. this book as so much heart i can‘t stand it.

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Jesstifies
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If there was an option between pick and so-so I would have chosen that for this book. I really enjoyed the first 2/3rds, but felt like the last third was a little too googly-eyed teen smooch fest 🤣 obviously I‘m not the dead center of the YA market, but still felt silly. I wish the resolution with Caths writing project would have been a bit different too. Also anyone notice how many times Rowell mentions people‘s chins in this book? It‘s a lot.

marleed Oh the chin notice is funny. I didn‘t notice but no what you mean. When I read A Woman is No Man, I couldn‘t stop seeing all the mention of chai. It‘s like I turned a page and more chais where elevated and bolded above the page. 2mo
Jesstifies @marleed yeah it was nuts! It actyally started with Carry On, but at like a 25% notice level, and then with FanGirl I started to seriously wounder if Rowell might have an obsession :P 2mo
marleed Now I must read Carry On! 2mo
Jesstifies @marleed Ooh yeah. It was super fun IMO. It's a take on the fanfic slash that the main character in FanGirl actually writes in the novel above; which in itself is a twist on a Harry Potter universe. I found it delightful and conceptually really creative, chins aside ;P 2mo
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<3

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ShyBookOwl
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It's the middle of the night (2 am)... I stayed up WAY too late finishing Fangirl, and now I'm devastated because, well, IT'S OVER 😫

AmyN.Clegg Read “Carry on“ next! Its Cathers fanfic!
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Scochrane26 I think I felt the same way. I agree w/ @AmyN.Clegg —read Carry On. 3mo
ShyBookOwl @AmyN.Clegg @Scochrane26 I definitely want to, I just don't know if I'm in a fantasy mood right now... sigh. I may have no choice though. I can already tell that the fangirl void runs deep! 3mo
AmyN.Clegg All of Rainbows books are magic. If you‘re not feeling the fantasy vibe you could try Landline. Some people from Fangirl make a cameo (but the story isn‘t about them) 3mo
ShyBookOwl @AmyN.Clegg interesting.... I'll look it up. Thx! 3mo
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TK421
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I am now a Rainbow Rowell fan for life. I loved this book. Cath and Levi are great. I now understand why people sometimes hug a good book when they finish it. This was a delightful read!

monalyisha YES! This was the book that did it for me, too. 3mo
Megabooks One of my favorite books of all-time! 3mo
AmyN.Clegg This was the first book of hers I read. I loved it so much I went to the bookstore that night and got Eleanor and Park. When I finished that book I literally bought every single book she ever wrote and the audiobooks. Rainbow is magic. Her writing is magic.

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ShyBookOwl
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1. Fangirl
2. Pumpkin ?
3. "If they hadn't stood there on the edge of the Great Lawn, holding this little bit of each other, long after the danger had passed."

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

MelissaSue81 Love Fangirl! 3mo
ShyBookOwl @MelissaSue81 flew through the first 100 pages 😍 3mo
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TK421
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Fangirl. It is delightful!
2. Maple. Pumpkin spice is ok, but I've always loved maple flavored anything.
3. "Well I was considering sharing a banana with you."

JazzFeathers How could you stop reading on that line? 😂 3mo
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marleed
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Such fun experiencing Cath, her Simon Snow fan fiction passion, her toe-dipping into adulting, her relationships with Wren, Reagan, Levi, her dad, and compassionate Prof. Piper.

If you are smart, yearn to read and write, you are ‘normal‘. You are awesome. In YA I fear authors feed into the stereotype by casting this character as a misfit.

Nebraska, writing, Cath‘er‘ ...I so hoped for a shout-out to Willa Cather!

Megabooks Rainbow has said all the characters are named for buildings on the Nebraska campus. I don‘t know if the building Cather is named for Willa Cather though. 3mo
marleed @Megabooks oh that‘s so cool - I‘d bet my lunch money it is! I stacked this book on Litsy recommendation. It was my first Rainbow Rowell read. I can‘t wait to read Carry On and to read about the author! 3mo
LoverofLit This is probably my favorite of Rowell's. As a smart, introverted misfit I related so well with Cath it made my heart ache. I loved Levi and still count him as one of my favorite book boyfriends! 3mo
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marleed @LoverofLit He‘s an awesome book boyfriend. I just loved these characters and the Nebraska setting. 3mo
Scochrane26 This is also my fave of Rowell‘s, but I love all her ya ones. She did say at the signing I went to that Levi is her favorite character she‘s written, & everyone cheered. 3mo
marleed @Scochrane26 oh you make me wonder what the restraint must be for an author to have a secondary character as her favorite. 3mo
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Love it. So true.

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ShyBookOwl
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First time reading in my new backyard... and first Rainbow Rowell book. So far, just what I'm looking for. Low stakes comfort story about figuring out how to stand on your own feet.

mom2bugnbee Oooo, you started with a good one. Maybe my fave of hers. 3mo
ShyBookOwl @mom2bugnbee good to hear! 3mo
Scochrane26 This is my fave of hers, but they‘re all great. 3mo
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ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 I have a feeling I'll be reading a lot of Rainbow Rowell and Robin Sloan this month. 3mo
Susannah It looks lovely! Beautiful tree over head. 3mo
ShyBookOwl @Susannah so much better than my old view, which was garbage and an AC unit lol 3mo
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reading_rainbow
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simon and baz!! 💛

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reading_rainbow
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Ok so i read Carry On first and fell madly in love with Simon Snow and Baz, as soon as i read it i knew i had to get Fangirl and read where it all began. This book looks so cute, green all over, even the page edges and had this beautiful art inside (peep simon and baz!🐇👀) i started reading the introduction but rainbow says if i haven‘t read the book yet, to experience it first then come back so i‘m saving the introduction for last💛 excited :)!

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TK421
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There's nothing better than grilling dinner in the rain, except audio-grilling in the rain! I'm loving this book so far. Rainbow Rowell has created a wonderful story, and the narrators are great! At least the rain has chased away the sweat bees!😛

I think it's a good sign when you see a rainbow while listening to a Rainbow Rowell book.😃🌈

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Megabooks
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Congratulations @laur89 on 10k litfluence!!! 🥳🥳🎉🎉📚🎧🍾 Right now, my favorite feel-good read is Fangirl. I think Cather and Levi are my favorite fictional couple!

Thank you so much for the #10for10 giveaway! Very generous of you!! 😁

laur89 Ooh... I haven‘t read a Rainbow Rowell in years!! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
Megabooks @laur89 Thank you for the giveaway!! 3mo
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PageTurner789
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Reading at the pool club!

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PageTurner789
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I'm not really sure how this site works yet...goodreads isn't the same as it used to be and I'm looking to make some friends who I can talk about book related stuff with!

BarbaraJean Welcome to Litsy!! I‘ve found it to be SUCH a great place for bookish conversation! A few Littens put together some Litsy tips & tricks—check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for some insider info on using the site. 😊 I hope you love it here as much as I do! 4mo
PageTurner789 @BarbaraJean Thank you for the tips and warm welcome! 4mo
MellieAntoinette Welcome! Post, gush, hug or DNF, we‘re all bookish here! ♥️ 4mo
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 4mo
PageTurner789 Thank you! 4mo
Branwen You picked the right place! Litsy is such an amazing community, everyone is so nice! 💕📚 4mo
PageTurner789 @Branwen Thanks for following! I'm still trying to figure out how this site works lol 4mo
Branwen @PageTurner789 No worries! Once you get used to it it becomes pretty easy! 😀 4mo
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underground_bks
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I‘m not a YA reader anymore, mostly because I find the romances so unbelievable. Rainbow Rowell is my super number 1 exception. She writes with so much verisimilitude and tenderness and humor. In Fangirl and in Eleanor and Park, she captures the anxious rush of falling for someone for the first time as well as the difficulty of growing up and the love and pain we experience through our families. So well written and so much fun to read! A favorite.

readordierachel Love her and this book 💕 4mo
underground_bks @readordierachel oh me too!! Have you read her adult fiction? 4mo
readordierachel I have! Have you? I don't love it quite as much, but it's still good. 4mo
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underground_bks @readordierachel I haven‘t yet but I‘m looking forward to them! Which would you read first? 4mo
readordierachel Attachments is the best of her adult fiction imo. I'd start there. 4mo
Centique I love this one too. 😍 4mo
underground_bks @readordierachel just got my hands on Attachments!! Thanks for the recommendation! 4mo
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brit91 LoL yep me too!🤣🤷‍♀️📚 4mo
PageTurner789 Kasie West has a book about being locked in a library for a weekend...I haven't read it yet but the book is called By Your Side! lol 4mo
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PageTurner789
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I have found my people!

I haven‘t been apart of a fandom for a long time! I miss the Harry Potter days!

I‘m also looking for my next series! If anyone has suggestions I am more then open to recommendations!

#CurrentlyReading

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 4mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 4mo
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 4mo
PageTurner789 @Nute Thank you! I'm excited to have found a book community where people talk to each other! 😀 4mo
PageTurner789 @Nute Thank you! I'm excited to have found a book community where people talk to each other! 😀 4mo
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I really enjoyed this coming of age story. Levi was a great character! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️