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The Way I Used to Be
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BUDDY READS: ARCHIVED > The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith → Start Date: June 18th, 2016

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message 1: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments Katie and I
please join us if you can!


message 2: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments And Ange!! Jump in anytime!


Katie | 2012 comments This one looks very good and powerful.


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I'm in!


message 5: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments yay!! I hope we love this one!


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I hope so too, Trisha.


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments Suggestions? I just bought 2 books for buddy reads and then last night discovered I already had them on my Kindle app. Thing is when I went on Amazon it didn't show I'd purchased it but it usually does.

Anyone have a good system so that you don't waste hard-earned money? Lol


Katie | 2012 comments You could create a Goodreads shelf for what books you have. Or I have an Excel spreadsheet of the books I own, though I forget to update it sometimes. Though really, I guess I'm pretty good at remembering what books I've already bought.


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I have THE worst memory ever! Lol

Thanks for your suggestion.


message 10: by Trisha, lives on coffee (last edited Jun 17, 2016 09:46AM) (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments Yes, I have a shelf called "books owned - physical"
and I check it EVERY TIME from the store before I buy anything
THEN, when I get home, before the books go on any bookshelf, I take them out one by one from the bag and mark them as "owned" and put them on that shelf

I also have a shelf called "bought-Kindle" so I don't buy a physical copy of one I already bought as a digital copy! lol


message 11: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments sorry Ange, stuck a camp and wasn't able to get internet updates.

i'll try to get rolling on this one tonight too :)


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments You aren't late, Trisha! Our official start is tomorrow.


Katie | 2012 comments I plan on finishing another book and then getting to this one, hopefully later today.


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments Thanks, Ang. :)


Katie | 2012 comments Freshman year - This is good so far, though a bit of a tough read since it's a difficult subject.

Kevin (view spoiler)

Eden (view spoiler)

Stephen (view spoiler)

Mara (view spoiler)


Katie | 2012 comments Sophomore year

Josh (view spoiler)

Caelin (view spoiler)


message 17: by Vicki (last edited Jun 19, 2016 12:07PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I've only read a little bit but had to jump in and comment. Only through page 24

Eden (view spoiler)

I can't imagine (view spoiler)

Kevin (view spoiler)

I'm reading another book too so I'll be back and forth and with today being Father's Day AND the Warriors game I'll do the best I can. LOL


message 18: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments sorry guys, FINALLY starting!! :)


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I've barely read any but it starts off really "good" and will grab your attention. Good luck!


message 20: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments okay, I have to be honest guys....

I'm about 5 pages in
and I can already tell.....I should stop

I can't read this :(

I'm so sorry.....


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments It's okay Trisha. No worries!!


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments FRESHMAN YEAR

Wow! (view spoiler)

I am glad that (view spoiler)

Stephen (view spoiler)

Mara (view spoiler)


Katie | 2012 comments I finished the book and it was a tough read, but good.

Eden (view spoiler)

Amanda (view spoiler)

Steve (view spoiler)

Josh (view spoiler)

Mara (view spoiler)


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments SOPHOMORE YEAR

Josh (view spoiler)

Their ages (view spoiler)


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments JUNIOR YEAR

Absolutely heartbreaking!

Eden (view spoiler)


Katie | 2012 comments the age difference (view spoiler)


Sarah (simplysarah13) | 315 comments Going to start this one soon...


Sarah (simplysarah13) | 315 comments I'm on sophomore year.
SO deep. I'm getting my degree in social work. I'm expected to graduate in May of 2017 and to be honest, this book is probably skimming the surface of what I'll observe. Thankfully, I don't want to work in child protective services. My interests are more with the law side of social work.
I just want to encourage her to tell someone...


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments Good luck, Sarah!


Sarah (simplysarah13) | 315 comments Thank you! :)


Sarah (simplysarah13) | 315 comments Just finished this. Every time I read something like this (Ellen Hopkins books especially), I just want to grab ahold of the character and just scream: "Tell someone! Get help!"
It was a real page turner but I hate the way it was open-ended.


Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 32355 comments I know what you mean.


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