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The Reader
The Reader | Traci Chee
A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue to both her aunt's disappearance and her father's murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book--a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed--and punish the people responsible. With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.
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Avidreader25
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Self portrait painting by Amos entitled “The Reader” at the Crystal Bridges Museum.

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Bunessa
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Mehso-so

After I finished reading this book I felt kind of unsatisfied. So much happens in the story but I feel like nothing ever gets answered. I also felt like some portions were useless to the story. I'm not sure if it plays a more important role later on, but I was left with the feeling of "what was the point of that?" I did, however, really enjoy the vivid story telling.

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I flipped through this book when I first got it, just trying to get a feel for it. It sucked me in. I ended up reading all night with no regrets. It's a nearly perfect book. I loved the characters, I loved the writing, and I loved the storyline. Pirates, magic, assassins, secret societies, odd librarians, what more could a girl ask for? This book made me believe in YA fantasy again

#catsoflitsy #readingcompanion #fantasy #booksaboutbooks

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LiteraryNonsense
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Lazy Tuesday with Madrox
#catsoflitsy

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RyeAnnUh
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The last book in the series is coming out TOMORROW! Go check out my blog (link in my profile) to see why I'm fangirling so hard!! 😍😍

Yeah_I_Read I read the first 100 or so pages of this when it came out but I decided to wait until the entire series was published so I‘m excited to begin again! 12mo
RyeAnnUh @Yeah_I_Read oh! Oh my! You are in for a treat! I picked up #1 and could have swore I saw 2 on the shelf beside it and when I finished I ran back to the store to get it and it wasn't there... Did a little googling and found it didn't come out for 2 weeks! 😯😯 I just had a little deja Vu and knew I was going to love it. Lol. 12mo
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FantasyChick
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Book 1 finished this morning! Seriously, a book where books are magic and Readers are rare and special? Plus....pirates. What's not to love?
Coffee break and looking for my next read!
#audiobook #readathon #deweysreadathon

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FantasyChick
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1. My phone is really just made up of meme screenshots 😂
2. New to me author!
3. I think I have a Halloween party? And I have to start winterizing the house. Ugh
4. Glue stick
🎶 When I wake up in the morning🎶
🎶And the alarm gives out a warning🎶
🎶And I don't think I'll ever make it on time🎶
🎶By the time I grab my books🎶
🎶And I give myself a look🎶
🎶I'm at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by🎶
#humpdaypost @MinDea

Burghbookaddict I have a whole folder for memes 🤷🏼‍♀️ 13mo
Bookjunkie57 It‘s alright cause I‘m Saved By the Bell 💙 this show 13mo
TheKidUpstairs My library sale table has a Saved by the Bell book for 25 cents. I'm so tempted. 13mo
MinDea I just met Kelly Kapowski last weekend for her new cookbook!!! 13mo
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FantasyChick
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New week, new #audioseries 😍
Heard about this series recently over on #Twitter so I thought I'd give it a go. So far, so good!

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silentrequiem
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I rearranged some books last night so had to take a #shelfie

Suet624 Pretty pic! 13mo
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Grrlbrarian
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Wow! Check out my wonderful #feedareader haul from the amazing @Sills 😍 Love it all! The tagged book is gorgeous, and I also got Quiet by Susan Cain, perfect for this introvert. Plus: a major pack of pretty post-its / notepads with a glittery gold pen ( my grocery lists will be SO FANCY). Can‘t wait to cook up the mac & cheese recipes with my new strainer & spatulas - plus cookies for dessert. Thanks for your generosity!!! 😘❤️

MinDea 👏👏👏 1y
Ashley31 I really enjoyed The Reader. I loved the poem at the bottom of the pages. Thinking about incorporating it into my next tattoo. Awesome book haul! 1y
Sills You are so very welcome-enjoy it all my fellow Litsy pal📚🤓#feedareader #lovemesomemacandcheese 1y
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Y'all. This is such a great pirate-adventure-badass teen fantasy story. Super entertaining, gorgeous writing, and intrigued to read the sequel. Totally devoured this on the plane instead of working, oops. #AsianLitBingo

Mdargusch You look like you‘re very comfortable! 🙂 1y
theshrinkette @Mdargusch I scored one of those empty front row seats in coach. It was great! 1y
cdreincarnate I loved that book. Have the sequel sitting on my shelf waiting for me to have the time for it. 1y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai Ooooh. That's a good one! ♥️ #MapsOfLitsy 2y
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Fantasy is usually not my bag, but I LOVED this book. It has something for everyone: adventure, romance, suspense, etc. It‘s a beautifully written ode to reading. Along with being an amazing story, the writer has included various clues throughout the text. I especially enjoyed the poem at the bottom of the pages. Definitely buying the second in the series today! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I finished this yesterday but I'm going to be pondering it for days. Stories within stories. Plus the hidden messages. 🤷
#whatIreadthisweekend

Nute Love this photo! 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Nute My favorite reading spot. 😊 2y
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ravenlee
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Mehso-so

I read this very quickly, given its length. The first part dragged, but overall I found the story very engaging. There are varying narratives and it's not a strictly linear timeline, both of which can be confusing. Pay attention to the bits a the bottom of the pages! I'll read the next one but I'm not in a hurry. Kind of bloody and parts really require suspension of disbelief, but overall pretty good.

Jenny I have a friend who loved this one and sent me a copy. I need to read it soon. 2y
ravenlee The best parts are the pirates! 2y
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Merethebookgal
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A little #bookmail came today! I love this cover! 😍 Anyone read it?

Redwritinghood Yes. I really liked it. 2y
RaimeyGallant So striking. 2y
BillBlume Haven‘t read this book yet, but I‘m sure I partly bought it because of the cover. 2y
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hes7 Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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BookFreakOut Amen to that last hashtag! 2y
Lynnsoprano Love the last hashtag 😄 It‘s the only pitfall of us both being retired: hubby is ALWAYS home 😂 Not quite, but always when a package is delivered. 2y
Avanders Hola! Did the 2 boxes make it to you? Just making sure they didn't get lost ☺️☺️ 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Unpacking my parcel further 😍

A selection of Canadian confectionary, some magnetic bookmarks, tea light candles, HP earrings and a book so beautifully shiny that it‘s hard to capture its full glory.

JenlovesJT47 I love this book cover. I saw it in the store awhile back and had to buy it for that reason alone! 😬 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @JenlovesJT47, it sounds pretty good too ☺️ 2y
GatheringBooks oh wow! awesome loot. 2y
Dragon Yummy, Coffee Crisp 💚 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Simply put: this book is absolutely amazing.

The writing blew me away! The cover is gorgeous, the physical book design is perfect, the characters and plot and mystery and action we're so well done and interesting to read. I will absolutely pick up the sequel and I am so mad I took so long to read this. Definitely one of the best books I've read in the year so far.
PS the ending made me gasp/hiccup/cry.

Branwen Yes! I completely agree! This book was AMAZING!! 2y
Mrs_Organized_Chaos I have this on hold. Can‘t wait. 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm only 5 chapters in and the writing is amazing! The cover is freaking gorgeous. As a librarian, I wanna classify this book as a horror...people don't read in this place!

TNbookworm I loved this book! And the map❤ 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @TNbookworm alllllllllllways trust a book with a map!! 2y
JoyBlue @SassenachTheBookWizard That was always my Number One Son‘s philosophy! 😉📚 2y
JoyBlue Sounds like horror to me. 2y
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CatchMyBookBreath
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For #riotgrams day 2, my #currentread is actually FICTION. I know, I'm surprised too. So far I'm liking it. I love how pretty this cover is! I am not usually this impressed with the design of book covers but this one is really pretty!

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alisonrose
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Oops forgot to post this last night. So, I DNF'd this. There was way too much absurd suspension of disbelief required, & the basic element of the plot was itself a massive plot hole. A society being advanced to the point that this one was yet having no written language or even the concept of it is just ... nonsensical. And how did the girl teach herself to read if she had no idea what letters even were?? Plus was just kinda boring. Ah well 🤷🏻‍♀️

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But books are curious objects. They have the power to trap, transport, and even transform you if you are lucky.

#truth

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This cover art though 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #nowreading

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WanderingBookaneer
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Twelve hours in. #MiaCat in my lap. #ChipmunkCat in the background. #24in48

MrBook 😻😻😻😻 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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I feel good.

Andrew65 Going well! 👏 2y
2BR02B 👏👏👏 2y
FantasyChick Yay!!! 👏👏👏 2y
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YouReadMyEyes Wow excellent ! 👍 2y
ptkpepe98 Nah nah nah nah nah! 2y
LeslieO Awesome! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Starting this one at hour 8. #24in48

8leagueboot The colors in this cover 😍 2y
bookaholic1 Please let me know what you think of the book I am very interested in it 2y
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Redwritinghood I really liked this one. Make sure to write down the words that appear by the page numbers as you go along. It gets very meta. I‘m reading the second book in this series right now. 2y
398.2 Love ths 2y
Laalaleighh Oooh thank you for the tip @Redwritinghood 2y
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MyBookSwapClub
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We think so! Do you? #TheBookCam

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PatriciaU
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Wearing my “Reader with a capital R” shirt today and wishing I could spend this cold and snowy day under a blanket with a book!

MeganAnn I love this shirt!! ❤️ 2y
CarolynM 💖💖💖 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Potions, witches, wizards and dragons - from children‘s books to young adult fictions, themes of #magic and enchantment have always captivated us with their magical world.
#nuyear @TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB Great choices and graphic 💕 2y
Cinfhen Echoing @TrishB 😘 2y
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My first book for 2018.

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Kiki‘s latest book mail! 😹🐾📚

#litsygram #diversebooks #thereader #beastsmadeofnight #bookmail

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"This is a book, and books are worlds,
and words are seeds in which meanings are curled.
Pages of oceans and margins of land
are civilizations you hold in the palm of your hand.
But look at your world and your life seems to shrink
to cities of paper and seas made of ink.
Do you know who you are, or have you been misled?
Are you the reader, or are you the read?"

That autograph means more now. I'll be the reader...and the writer. #TheReader

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"Once there was, and one day there will be. This is the beginning of every story." - Traci Chee, The Reader @tracicheeauthor
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#ebookstagram #bookstagram #booknerd #bookblogger #bloggerstribe #review #blogger #like #followme #instagood #thereader #YA #fantasy

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MyBookSwapClub
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Moi ride with my #bookish companions! #TheBookCam #SpotAReader

How often do you ask your fellow reader for a snap and about the book they are reading?

I do it all the time (almost all the time)

Happy Saturday xoxo

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Hello everyone on this grey and cold november day. How was your week so far? I start to get a bit more active, the past two weeks I was so tired and in a really bad mood. I read Illuminae the last week, it was so unexpected and such a new and exciting reading adventure! I guess the whole bookworld has read it already, I feel like I was the last one 😅
Oh by the way: Castiel moved in ❤

#supernatural #funkopop #castiel #booklover

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Chocomeiske
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This story was just as magical and captivating the second time around and I'm happy I did a reread. I love Sefia and I think she is brave, resilient and determined and selfless. I love that this turned out to be so much more than just another book about books. I have a feeling the sequel is going to be epic!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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riversong153 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 2y
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