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Nikki_E
Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Finally watching Booksmart on Hulu, having coffee and ice cream.

JackOBotts Oooh! I thought Booksmart was hilarious! Hope you enjoyed - & Welcome to Litsy! 1w
Nikki_E Sadly I had to turn it off halfway, hoping to get back to it. 7d
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Nikki_E
Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I‘m trying to recover from a bought of the stomach flu.

DaveGreen7777 Hope you feel much better soon! 1w
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Jovy
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Pickpick

This was a moving memoir that‘s also a rousing battlecry to believe, defend, empower and shout for those that can‘t. Even better listening to the author read this.

#ReadWithMrBook #1wordtitle
#MMDChallenge A Book Outside Your (Genre) Comfort Zone - Poetry

ocdIrene Glad to hear you liked the audiobook. I was thinking that was the way I wanted to go with this book. 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2w
Jovy @ocdIrene Yes! Speed at about 1.25 😂 normal speed was too slow for me. 2w
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Charityann
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Mehso-so

First audiobook down for #jumpstart2020! I was kinda disappointed by this one though. I think my expectations were too high because of Speak. Some of the poems were good, but others were ehh. @Clwojick @Lizpixie

Lizpixie Well done finishing, sorry it was a meh book though💁🏻‍♀️ 2w
Scochrane26 I loved this book, but I did the physical copy. I was thinking about audiobooking Speak, but I think I should do physical for it, too. 2w
Clwojick Oh no! I‘ve been wanting to read this one because I found Speak to be so powerful. 😕 2w
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alisahar
Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Listening to this as an audiobook for #ReadHarder, the audiobook poetry challenge. Recommend!

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BrownGirlReading
Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Panpan

I expected this short book to be a lot better. It‘s a compilation of short vignettes about Anderson‘s life and a lot of other stuff. Problem I had with this one is that the vignettes didn‘t link well together.After a while it felt like reading ranting. Very disappointed in this one as my second read of 2020. I wouldn‘t recommend it.

TheBookHippie As a survivor I was hard pressed to not like it because I think this was therapeutic for her to write it, however I feel like you did in that it doesn‘t flow well and is anger fueled. I hope she is healed. When I read Speak I thought it was brilliant and she was healed I read this and thought maybe not. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3w
BrownGirlReading @TheBookHippie Exactly! I read Speak to years ago and thought she was healed. It just sounded very angry and rants. The poor pacing doesn‘t help. I haven‘t heard anybody talk about it either 3w
TheBookHippie @BrownGirlReading I think people are afraid to “pan” it in the #metoo era. You‘re the first person I‘ve seen feel like I do. 3w
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BrownGirlReading @TheBookHippie I haven‘t seen any reviews at all but I don‘t follow YA readers because I don‘t read very much YA. 3w
TheBookHippie @BrownGirlReading I‘ve only seen good. I read YA IF I think it will help me mentor “my” kids or help me with explaining things, an old white hippie being the sole mentor of young black men and women, along with Hispanic and Pakistani kids and all races but mostly no white is something I take very seriously. I take their lead- but sometimes a book can bridge the gap. They forever are teaching me -which is my life‘s greatest joy. 3w
Charityann I agree! I thought I would like it better based on some of the author‘s other works. I‘m glad to see I‘m not the only one disappointed by it. 2w
BrownGirlReading @Charityann It‘s really a shame because it could have been so good. 2w
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Nitpickyabouttrains
Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Pickpick

Verse about writing her other book and publishing it and talking about sexual assault. Moving.

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kaysworld1
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Pickpick

The subject was vial and so is the person!
The author was very honest and very blunt about Kelly's activities in many states with young girl's some as young as 13!
Jim DeRogatis was facing being sued by Kelly and his team but he kept the girls Identity quite. Good man.

#audiobook #readingthelibrary #librarybook #sexualabuse #readingbooks #books #reallife

LibrarianRyan I'm often amazed how many times he as been investigated or brought up on charges just to have them dropped. They should have got him years ago. Hopefully he gets found guilty. 2mo
kaysworld1 @LibrarianRyan Totally agree with you. It's about time they did the right thing for once and take him down. 2mo
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Kaylamburson
Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Pickpick

This book is so powerful and should be required reading for all. So many of the poems perfectly express gender inequality, as well as the importance of speaking up. Each poem is clear yet has beautiful and witty imagery.

jb72 I read her book called Wintergirls. It was very good. 2mo
Kaylamburson I've had The Impossible Knife of Memory on my shelf forever but haven't read it yet. But her stuff is always well-written. @jb72 2mo
jb72 @Kaylamburson That one sounds good too. 2mo
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Kaylamburson
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I had so much fun volunteering at the Goddard Riverside Book Fair yesterday as you essentially get to recommend books to shoppers all day long! I was recruited for the YA room, but I was able to zip around the last ten minutes and get this lovely book haul! I already read Opposite of Innocent and just started Shout this morning. Plus some holiday cards for #LitsyLove!
Have you read any of these?
@Cinfhen and @Jee_HookedOnBookz !

Cinfhen Yes!!!! I read and enjoyed There,There and 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the original post / I‘m very excited by my new purchases!!! 2mo
Kaylamburson There, There is my college alumnae book club read, so diving into that soon! I'm so glad that your daughter was able to go for you and get some new reads!! @Cinfhen 2mo
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Lovesbooks87 We set the Dark on Fire was really good! 2mo
Kaylamburson Oh good! Another woman was highly recommending it, and even though it's not normally my type of book, I figured I'd give it a try! 2mo
Kaylamburson @Lovesbooks87 sorry forgot to tag you! 2mo
valeriegeary Great haul! 2mo
Lovesbooks87 @Kaylamburson it‘s all good. The sequel to it comes out in Feb and they aren‘t even giving ARCs of it out bc they want to keep everything under wraps so no one gives anything away! 2mo
Kaylamburson Oh my, so exciting!! And perfect I won't have to wait too long for the next one. @Lovesbooks87 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes! I loved There There! Read An Again too. I thought it was 👌 looking forward to reading your reviews! And thank you for Tagging me! ❤️ 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Cinfhen what did you get? Pray show us your haul! 😊💕 2mo
tracey38 Sounds like a fun time! 2mo
Tameeka That book fair is dangerous 😬 but I look forward to it every year😊 2mo
Kaylamburson It is so dangerous! Did you go this year, @Tameeka ? 2mo
Tameeka @Kaylamburson I did and walked away with 2 books. Major self-control. 2mo
Kaylamburson That is major self-control! Good for you, haha. What did you get? @Tameeka 2mo
Cinfhen @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘ll have to ask my daughter for a photo since she has the books with her in NYC. It might be awhile before I get them in my hands 😩I got the new memoir by Flea ( RHCP), City of Girls, a NF/ memoir I was curious about Open Mic Night in Moscow and my daughter bought for herself 2mo
Tameeka @Kaylamburson The Source of Self-Regard (their last copy!) and The Rules of Magic. I went in looking for holiday gifts and left with gifts for myself. 2mo
Kaylamburson Haha isn't that always how it is. I was going to look for gifts too lol. Nice choices! @Tameeka 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Cinfhen what a great haul! ❤️ ❤️ Hope to read City of Girls one day! 😁 How nice to be able to share your love for books with your daughter! ❤️ ❤️ 2mo
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