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britt_brooke
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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Reinstating “Reading Club” for the summer. Today, my 8 year old hosted us in his bedroom. 🤩 That‘s him in the loft reading a Dork Diaries book. He loves that series but refuses to be seen reading them in public because they‘re “girl books” and he‘s worried he‘ll be made fun of. I always tell him they‘re middle grade stories for ANY kid, and it‘s cool he likes books with a female protagonist. Normalize reading whatever you like!!

#raisingreaders

AlaMich Kid me loves that loft bed!!! 8h
britt_brooke @AlaMich Isn‘t it fun?! Both of my boys have two closets, so my dad helped me covert the extras into reading lofts. 7h
mdm139 I told my boys there are no “girl” books and “boy” books, there are books that have a girl main character and books with boy main characters. I am a girl but I read books with boy main characters and that doesn‘t mean I am less of a girl. And if any one makes fun of you tell them that. And I expect them to read whatever they want without worrying about what others think, because they will be the better people and readers. 7h
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Kappadeemom I want a reading loft 🤣 7h
britt_brooke @mdm139 100%, everything you said!! 7h
britt_brooke @Kappadeemom Me, too! 😂 7h
KathyWheeler My son loved The Mists of Avalon but was occasionally worried that others would think it was a “girly” book. I told him the only thing that mattered about a book was whether he found the characters and the story interesting and compelling. Nobody else‘s opinion mattered. (edited) 7h
KathyWheeler @mdm139 you know, most girls read that way — whether the protagonist is a boy or a girl doesn‘t matter, but we as a society have managed to convince boys that reading about girls somehow makes them less of a boy. Argh! 7h
mdm139 @KathyWheeler toxic masculinity starts early 6h
britt_brooke @mdm139 @KathyWheeler Sure does. It‘s obnoxious, and I see it in our kids‘ friends, and their dads, often. It‘s gross. I‘m so happy my husband is not like that, and we are doing our best to make sure our sons aren‘t either. 6h
Bookpearl I absolutely love this!!! 6h
BookwormM Love that reading loft when I am reading I am always the main character in my head so currently I am a male lawyer investigating a friend of the president 🤣🤣 6h
britt_brooke @BookwormM 😂 My brain does the same! 5h
PhyllisH @mdm139 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻💕 5h
Nute How cool is it to have your own reading space? I want a reading loft too! I‘ve seen tables in bookstores displayed as “Books for Boys” and “Boys for Girls.” Why not one big table display of “Books for Middle Grade Readers?” Then the reader can select whatever appeals to her/him. 45m
britt_brooke @Nute I want one, too! 😄 Ugh, the separation in store displays like that is annoying. God forbid kids makes decisions based on subject or plot or any other reason that strikes them. 39m
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Eggs
Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 12h
Eggs Thanks Misty ~ love you bunches 💘💘 1h
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DGRachel
Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I share a birthday with this book and I am finally rereading it to correspond with that birthday. I love the Edward Gorey illustrations that are at the beginning of each chapter and scattered throughout the text. Happy birthday to me. 🥳

QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! 🎉📚 24h
Dragon Happy birthday 🎂 23h
JazzFeathers Happy birthday 🎉🎉🎉🎉 16h
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bthegood happy birthday 🎉 15h
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️❤️❤️ 11h
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sdbruening
Under the Lilacs | Louisa May Alcott
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Mehso-so

It was alright. Certainly charming, but there was something missing in the story for me to really love it. The description made it seem like the story was about the two girls, Bab and Betty, but it was really about Ben. He came from a circus and lost his father. Mrs. Miss took him in and then Miss Celia. The children have all kinds of adventures, and everything ends happily.

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sdbruening
Under the Lilacs | Louisa May Alcott
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That‘s a funny phrase: “Everything was put in apple-pie order…” 🍎🍏🥧

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britt_brooke
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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First day of summer break for my boys and we‘re spending the afternoon outside. It‘s been a challenging day so far behavior-wise, but the fresh air is doing us all some good right now. ⚽️🏀📖 Loving this graphic novel adaptation of one of my favorites.

KathyWheeler I was wondering about that book. I always worry that graphic novel adaptations will be bad, but the two I‘ve read — The Handmaid‘s Tale and Kindred — were both really good. 1d
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler I‘m always skeptical when it‘s a classic/favorite adaptation, but the Slaughterhouse-Five one was fantastic, too! 1d
KathyWheeler @britt_brooke Me too. I didn‘t know there was one for Slaughterhouse Five! 1d
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britt_brooke @KathyWheeler It‘s so good! I need to check out the ones you mentioned (but I still need to read the original of Kindred first 🤦🏼‍♀️). 1d
KathyWheeler @britt_brooke I loved Kindred so much. 1d
Tamra Oh, I didn‘t know about this one! 14h
britt_brooke @Tamra It‘s really well done! 14h
Megabooks Oooo! I‘d love to read that. 12h
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S_Lynn_Smith
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Pickpick

This book is so heartwarming and a great reminder of the important things in life. I love the authors ability to paint such a vivid picture of every characters personality and how although very different are all very much alike. Sisterhood, family, love, humility, honesty, respect, admiration, are all very present throughout to display the importance of kindness and grace. No questions asked on why this book is considered a classic novel.

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mobodie
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Pickpick

Great Classic. I loved all of the symbolism that was connected throughout the book. The ending was a real shocker. I really didn't love the characters, but they connected the themes so well that I can understand them and why the author gave them the traits that they portrayed in the book.

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Onioons
Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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Trying to read some more classics via Serial app. Enjoying combining serial issues with free audiobook versions. 30 mins well-spent each morning!

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Sharv_Sona
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Pickpick

Before I begin with writing a review for the book, I would like to profusely thank @Reyzl for introducing this book to me, and yes, now that I have read this book I agree on that fact that there should be a play for this book.
Now, coming to the actual book review. I thought that this book was outstanding and completely breathtaking. In the past days, I hadn't had much time to read, but last night I read through it and it was amazing. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5!

Reyzl Woohoo!! 😍👏🏻 I knew that you would like it!! It‘s an amazing book, scary at times and disturbing, but it truly makes one reflect about human behaviour and social norms. (edited) 2d
Sharv_Sona @Reyzl Precisely! A truly reflective book, sprinkled with a bit of trauma! 2d
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