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The Color Purple
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
Alice Walkers masterpiece, a powerful novel of courage in the face of oppressionCelie has grown up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, shes badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.The Color Purples deeply inspirational narrative, coupled with Walkers prodigious talent as a stylist and storyteller, have made the novel a contemporary classic of American letters.This ebook featuresa new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the authors personal collection.
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Jasxnicole
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Celie‘s story has stuck with me far beyond my first read and many viewings of the movie. I loved following a character find pieces of herself throughout life and grow stronger as an individual.

I can‘t believe it‘s taken me so long to add it to my personal library. But with such a beautiful cover, I couldn‘t pass up the opportunity for a spur of the moment buy ... even if I‘m trying to cut down 🙈

#throwbookthursday #bookmail

britt_brooke Love that cover! 😍 1w
JamieArc This one looks like it was worth the purchase! 1w
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inthegreensandblues
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I just bought tickets to see this movie which is showing in theaters on Feb 23 for the 35th anniversary.

I've never seen this before, and only recently read the book, thanks to #lmpbc. 💜💜💜

@Sward7 @ladyneverwhere @Jerdencon

Jerdencon Wow - will have to see if it‘s playing by me! I‘ve never seen the movie 2w
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megnews
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I wasn‘t sure how a musical could do this justice but it was excellent.

MsLeah8417 The musical is wonderful! 2w
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Come-read-with-me
Color Purple | Alice Walker
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At least once a year I re-read this powerful story. Walker creates characters that inhabit your heart and mind. She takes you breath away and leaves you with tears streaming down your face. For anyone who wants a master class from a truly gifted, insightful, and raw author this classic story of the ruthlessness of slavery‘s a must read. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Just finished it again and even after all of these years it packs a punch to my gut.

ElizaMarie This movie was on of my sister's favorites when we were younger and have always wanted to read this one... 3w
Come-read-with-me @ElizaMarie It is stunningly written and one of my favourites. I think you‘d love it. 3w
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ladyneverwhere
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I can't believe how long it took me to read this book. It is and compulsively readable. Thank you for choosing it for @Sward7 This has by far been my favorite round of books chosen for #lmpbc, I loved every single book that we read in group e.

Sylvia you'll be getting this and The Supernatural Enhancements in the same package since once I picked this up I couldn't put it down and finished it in 2 days 🤷‍♀️

@Jerdencon @inthegreensandblues

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Liatrek
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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There are no words for how much I loved this book ❤️❤️ The complex evolution of Celie relationships with Albert and Shug is so wonderfully crafted and heartbreakingly beautiful. If you love the movie and haven‘t read the book I highly recommend it. As always the book is just so much more!

BeaG I love the book, movie and the play. I actually like the play better than the movie. 3w
Cathythoughts Loved the book 3w
Caroline2 One of the few books I‘ve read twice. Such an amazing book. 👍 3w
limada I need to read this. I see wonderful things about it all the time but never in the moments that I'm looking for a new read. 3w
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Jerdencon
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Heading to the post office tomorrow or Friday to put this in the mail to @ladyneverwhere
Great story! @Sward7 @inthegreensandblues #lmpbc #groupe

ladyneverwhere Can't wait to read it! It's going to be quite the change after the supernatural enhancements! 1mo
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Neesay
The Colour Purple | Alice Walker

People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.

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JanuarieTimewalker13
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I loved this book with all my heart. Celie❤️ what a beautiful story about two sisters (Celie and Nettie) and so many other great characters❤️Sofia! So beautifully written. My friend Andrea bought this for me for my birthday, I‘m so happy she did, it‘s a keeper❤️It‘s a modern classic for a reason-it‘s great 💜💜💜💜💜

JanuarieTimewalker13 2020 Book 4💜 1mo
Tamra Have you seen the movie yet? I don‘t think I‘ve read it, but the film is unforgettable. 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Tamra , not yet!! I‘m going to request it from my library!! I can‘t wait!! Still hugging the book...I actually kissed it!! Spectacular! 1mo
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Tamra @JanuarieTimewalker13 let us know if you like it! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great pic! 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BarbaraBB Thank you!! My friend bought me the flowers too!! I thought that was so smart and kind!! 1mo
UwannaPublishme Perfect photo! 💜 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Tamra I enjoyed the film, the acting was great, loved the sets, etc, but, as usual, loved the book more. The book is so layered, it just can‘t be duplicated. Such a great book❤️ 1mo
Tamra @JanuarieTimewalker13 yes, that is the norm! 😄 1mo
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Jasxnicole
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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First Their Eyes Were Watching God and now this has a new cover?!?

Well at least I already needed a new copy ... 🙈

TheBookHippie Oh I love it. 1mo
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erinreads
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Finished my first book of 2020 (and also my first book in over a month! 🙌🏻) and WHAT. A. BOOK. I thought the epistolary format really worked for this story and made it more powerful, being able to really get into the head of Celie and Nettie. I absolutely loved this book and I‘m so glad it was my first read of the year! 💜

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meagankc21
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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What a beautiful and heartbreaking story about sisterhood and learning to love yourself. Such a magnificent read and easily a classic. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

LoverOfLearning I loved this book! Gave me all the emotions. I studied this in my undergrad and I still have my book report somewhere. I have to find it and read it. 2mo
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meagankc21
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Started this one for #halfbloodbingo for an epistolary novel (amended from before. Wrong category. I have too many reading challenges going on lol). Figured it was time to finally read it since I saw the musical #amreadingclassics #diversereading #bookbingo

LoverOfLearning I read this in my undergrad. My book review is still somewhere on my computer. I really enjoyed this book. It had so much depth and honesty to it. It was hard to read at parts because it broke my heart. But I'm glad I read it! 2mo
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Angitron
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I can‘t believe I never got around to reading this until now, and I‘m so glad I did! An incredible book, with characters that will stay with me for a long time. Though parts of the book were tough to read, the deep joy at the end of the book makes it all the sweeter. Loved this one!

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inthegreensandblues
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Sward7
The Color Purple | Alice Walker

“Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.“

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Sward7
Pickpick

This is now my #1 most favorite book. Full stop. I will reread it straight away because there are so many layers of this story that reach right down into your core. A must read. Put it at the very top of your TBR immediately.

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Tanisha_A
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Some of the #iconic (and my favourite) characters in literature: Celie (The Color Purple), Hermione, Antonia (My Antonia), Mrs. Dalloway, Elizabeth Bennett, Atticus and Scout.

#movember
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen ❤️🙌🏻 4mo
TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
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batsy Good one 💜 4mo
readordierachel Love 💕 4mo
batsy Hello lovely, hope all is well with you 🐼 3mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Hi love! All is well, just that work is hectic and stressful and i haven't had any time to check Litsy. I miss you! Will be back soon. Thanks for checking! ❤️ 3mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A miss you😘😘😘 3mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM I miss you too, loveeee! Weekend is almost here. ❤️ 3mo
batsy I thought I had responded to this but only in my head, apparently! I'm sorry! And I miss you too, lovely. Hope your schedule eases up soon ❤️🌻 3mo
kspenmoll This collage is beautiful.❤️❤️ 3mo
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sophierayton
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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This is a relatively short book, but it has taken me years of picking it up and putting it down for me to finally finish it. The content is so heavy and the language is so regional that this is not an easy book to read. It is incredible though and I think the characters will stay with me for life.

LoverOfLearning This was a great book. It absolutely has stayed with me since I read it like 4 years ago. 3mo
Nag1 I loved it too❤️❤️ 3mo
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LokiDokey
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Day 29 of #ChillingPhotoChallenge was purple. Here is my purple books 💜😈
#Scarathlon #teamslaughter @clwojick

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Sward7
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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#lmpbc Round 007 Group E Epistolary/Diary
@Jerdencon
@ladyneverwhere
@inthegreensandblues

Jerdencon Excited for all of these! 5mo
Sward7 Searching for a title was so fun. Really looking forward to this round. 5mo
inthegreensandblues I ordered my book yesterday. 🥳 5mo
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Lindy
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Just saw a fantastic performance of this on stage. Beforehand, I found it hard to imagine how such a tragic story could be adapted to a musical. Now I know and I‘m feeling all the feels. ❤️

megnews I have tickets to see it in February and I‘m wondering the same thing. Glad to hear it sounds amazing. 5mo
Lindy @megnews Yes, I‘m sure you will love it! 5mo
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Lindy
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Dramaturge Muzonki Musiyoki talks about his involvement in the musical The Color Purple before the show. I‘m looking forward to seeing it!

marleed Have fun! 5mo
Lindy @marleed Thanks, I sure did! 5mo
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Nute
The Colour Purple | Alice Walker
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#BannedBooksWeek #BannedBooks - The Color Purple has been a frequently challenged curricular reading assignment in many high schools since 1984. Reasons: rough language, sexual explicitness, troubling ideas about race relations, rape, incest, violence, homosexuality, man‘s relationship to God, descriptions of drug abuse, inappropriate conduct and the book‘s negative image of black men. It has offended and outraged many thinking minds.👇🏽

Nute I can‘t fathom not knowing Celie‘s story. 5mo
Leftcoastzen One of the best books I‘ve ever read. 5mo
Nute @Leftcoastzen I‘ve got it on a list with that same title “One of the Best Books I‘ve Ever read!” Sistah-Readers feelin‘ the same vibe!😉 5mo
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Nute
The Colour Purple | Alice Walker
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#SelfImprovementSept - Letters/Epistolary Novel: The Color Purple - This story works as an epistolary novel because it is important to stay in Celie‘s head - to hear this story from her perspective only - to keep the narrative young and with a child‘s wonder, innocence and incomprehension of disturbing and harrowing circumstances.👇🏽

Nute The reader needs her openness, the reader requires her inexperience, uncertainty and confusion for the telling of this pain-filled account. As the story unfolds, the rage belongs to the reader. Celie still doesn‘t get it. The reader argues for adult moral integrity. The reader rails against indecency. The reader is anguished.👇🏽 5mo
Nute Another character helps Celie to understand that her circumstances ain‘t right, normal, fitting, proper (and all kinds of other adjectives we could throw her way). Eventually Celie gains a voice and because of the diary format the reader is privy to all of her spoken and unspoken thoughts. The male character - OMG! - he is piece of work...you‘ll definitely be a hater BUT a righteous justifiable hater! It‘s an exceptional novel. Highly recommended! (edited) 5mo
OriginalCyn620 It is a great book! 💜 5mo
Nute @OriginalCyn620 Agreed! 5mo
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kathedron
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I struggled to connect with Celie at first because she's so resigned to the horrendous things that happen to her and her family. Her letters to God read like she's filing police reports: just the facts, ma'am; none of your emotive commentary. As I got used to her voice, and as she grew into herself, it was increasingly difficult to put her story down. It's a tough read but, goodness, I wasn't expecting it to contain such deep abiding joy as well!

kathedron Read for #library book group. 5mo
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lele1432
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Two of my favorite The Color Purple covers.💜 #7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 5

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kathedron
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All the horrible things that have happened to Celie since page one and her only source of hope and comfort is a white God that reminds her of a bank clerk! I don't know if I'm more sad or angry.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Such a great book! 5mo
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megnews
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Another amazing season at Cleveland Playhouse Square will soon begin. Got my tickets today and can‘t wait to see these amazing shows as well as Fiddler on the Roof and The Color Purple in Akron!

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LapReader
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Better late than never hey @sudi 1. The Discovery of Witches. I don‘t own it. 2. The Colour Purple. A high school text I loved. 3. Too many to count and for my bookshelves to hold. 5. Probably a self help book? 5. @LeeRHarry @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

sudi Did you watch the tv adaptation of a discovery of witches? I've been meaning to watch it but haven't got to it yet. 6mo
LeeRHarry @sudi I watched it and it was good - I had DNFed the book beforehand but I picked it up afterwards and enjoyed it. 6mo
sudi @LeeRHarry one of my friends called it adult twilight, so i definitely had to watch it 😂 6mo
Come-read-with-me @LapReader I‘ve heard the book is good, so I‘m sending you a copy along with a couple of bookmarks as a way of apologising for the bookmark swap. The ones I originally sent should have been there on time, but I‘m guessing they got lost in the mail. I am so sorry. 6mo
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sm7ma
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
Panpan

Traumatizing

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Readage
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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• 4/5 ⭐️ for the following elements, continued in comments section:

1. I feel it reaches beyond African-American literature; it felt "important" in the canon of Western/American literature

2. Despite the difficulty of reading aloud African-American vernacular, the language is downright beautiful

3. The characters of Celie, Nettie and Shug Avery are examples of strong and powerful women, some of the best in literature

Readage 4. Beautiful representation of two women characters falling in love and exploring the physicality of said relationship (Celie and Shug) (edited) 6mo
Readage 5. The perseverance of the human spirit is on full display in this novel, rendered convincingly but not without elements of despair and brokenness 6mo
Readage 6. The only reason I didn't give it the full 5 ⭐️ is because this novel is told in the epistolary style and I'm just not a huge fan of that technique. That said, it does not detract from the novel in a major way for me. My first Alice Walker and I'm definitely interested in her backlist 😁 Highly recommend!! 6mo
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unique
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Reading this for the third time.

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cj82487
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Finally got around to watching this movie & while it's good, it's good in it's own right, separate from the book. The book had me so emotionally invested & I'm not as invested in the story being told in the movie as I was when I read. & I'm surprised at how well Whoopi Goldberg fits into the role of Celie but it works 🤷‍♀️ #thebookisbetter

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4thhouseontheleft
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@Jillylovesbooks this was really hard! For each one on the list, I thought of at least 5 others. I admit to spending way too much time trying to narrow it down to a top 5. 😂 #top5

marleed That‘s a great top 5 though! 6mo
Jillylovesbooks That‘s a great list. Sorry if I made it difficult. 🙊 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I was just thinking about Charlotte this morning!!! Yes!! Great pick! 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft @Jillylovesbooks I had fun doing it! 6mo
riversong153 Shug 💜💜💜 6mo
4thhouseontheleft @riversong153 It‘s been years since I read The Color Purple, but Shug still stands out so strongly in my mind. She‘s unforgettable. 💜 6mo
Sharpeipup Reading a Miss Marple now actually... 6mo
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Lcsmcat
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megnews ❤️ 7mo
Cathythoughts I read this when my kids were small ..... loved it 👍🏻💕 7mo
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cmarie
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Cannot believe I left it this long to read this book! It was incredible, and I can see why my copy is so battered from the previous readers because I could not put it down. Heartbreaking, but amazing

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4thhouseontheleft
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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💜 Tagged an old favorite
🌽 Trader Joe‘s Cheddar Corn Puffs. I don‘t eT Cheetos, but but these occasionally.
🌅 Sunset
🚰 New kitchen appliances
🏫 1st

#friyayintro

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LiterRohde
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“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way. We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful. We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”

#ColorMePretty | 1: #Purple

📷: Made with Typorama

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Andrea313
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Beautiful #purple titles and covers. #ColorMePretty
@Sweetkokoro

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DavidDiamond
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“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
- Alice Walker

Cathythoughts What part of the world are you in ? 8mo
Cathythoughts Ok ! Very good. I‘m Ireland 🇮🇪 👋🏻👋🏻 8mo
DavidDiamond Hello from across the sea!👋 8mo
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mary_p
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Thank you Alice Walker for writing this book. This story will forever change how you look at the world in the most wonderful way. #bookrecommendation #bookrec #pleasereadthisbook #LGBTQ+

RaimeyGallant Adding to my tbr. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
mary_p Awesome thank you! 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
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ImperfectCJ One of my very favorite books, and very influential to me in my late teens. Welcome to Litsy! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎉 8mo
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Auntynanny
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I literally gave this book a hug when I finished reading it.

Nute Yes! 2mo
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Sic_Corneille
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At first, I had trouble getting into the story because of its hardness. It seemed so real, I was suffering with the characters.
But then it's so beautiful.
It makes us feel like we can do whatever we want, and succeed.