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All the Birds in the Sky
All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
From the editor-in-chief of io9.com, a stunning novel about the end of the world--and the beginning of our futureChildhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families.But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.
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Kaylasarka
All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders

“She misplaced herself in the woods over and over, until she knew by heart every way to get lost.”

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Kaylasarka
All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders

My favorite part about this book is a witch and a boy being friends is so cool to me.

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Kaylasarka
All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders was a great read. I only read the first chapter but it was enough to get the jist of the book. It is about 2 socially outcasted people. A witch and a boy. They become friends and have to work together to save the world. The tones in this book also differ between a serious tone and a absurd dramatic tone. This is definitely a really interesting book to read.

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julesG
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Magic + (computer) science = magical story

A bit urban fantasy and science fiction.

Couldn't put it down.

Thanks @scripturient for giving it to me.

Cathythoughts What a great cover 🦅 1w
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julesG
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Another round!!!

#BFCR4 @wanderinglynn

I just signed up.

Halfway through my first book of the challenge already.
#selfcareSunday

TheSpineView Great goals! 2w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
wanderinglynn I sent you a question via Slack. 😀 2w
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sophierayton
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This book is, wow! At the start it had a sweet, child friendship vibe, but much like Harry Potter gets darker as the series progresses, by the time I was at the end of this book I'd been through so much with these characters that it seems laughable my initial thoughts were that it's a children's book.
It's Fantasy, Sci Fi, Cli-Fi, Magical Realism, Apocalyptic, Romance, Thriller, Drama.... what is this book?! It's amazing is what it is.

tessavi Stacking this based on your review ✌️ 3w
sophierayton @tessavi Let me know what you think when you've finished. 3w
tessavi @sophierayton that could be a few years 😅 3w
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I loved this book! It‘s hard to go wrong when you start with a six-year-old girl speaking to birds and discovering that she is a witch, though I was a little skeptical when the next chapter was about a boy who desperately wanted to see a rocket launch. But this book is all about science and magic being two parts of one whole, and it‘s about massive world-changing events and creations while being focused tightly on these two people.

Aimeesue I saw Charlie Jane at the National Book Fest today, and she read a piece from this book. Sounds great! 2mo
Mandigolightly Added! Thanks for the rec! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly @Mandigolightly I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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“You know… no matter what you do, people are going to expect you to be someone you‘re not. But if you‘re clever and lucky and work your butt off, then you get to be surrounded by people who expect you to be the person you wish you were.”

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Loving this book and this beach! Until my feet got sunburned 😭

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Clare-Dragonfly
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“She‘d tried to make friends, because she‘d promised her mom (and witches kept their promises, she guessed)”

Really liking this so far!

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Mitch
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Why I have I never heard of this... it‘s good! One reason I love the Hugo Awards - it points you in the direction of treasures! Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz talk all things science fiction including it‘s relevance to life and society. 👍🏼

https://www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com

TracyReadsBooks Love their podcast and so excited they won a Hugo! I can also tell you they are equally wonderful in person. I‘ve had the opportunity to see both of them, together and separately, on book tours and each time it was a lot of fun. If either Annalee or Charlie are in your neighborhood, I recommend seeing them. 2mo
Mitch @TracyReadsBooks that‘s great to know. I love discovering new things - and for a while I have a while back catalogue to go through! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Valeka
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Trying something a little different while on vacation! Has anyone read this book?

kgriffith It‘s been on my list for ages, I own it, just haven‘t gotten there! 2mo
Valeka @kgriffith We should read it together! Litsy read-a-long!! 📖📚 2mo
kgriffith @Valeka I wish I could commit, but I have my book club read and an ARC I need to prioritize! I hope you love it though 😊 2mo
ladyneverwhere I read it a couple months ago and loved it. But it's definitely a little odd and doesn't fit into any exact genre which I know some people have been put off by. I hope you like it! 2mo
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Erika13137
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Bailedbailed

A little behind on my reviews...

I really tried with this one. I got about halfway through and realized I couldn‘t care less what would happen. The characters were just too depressing when they were kids and uninteresting when they got older. The pace and story just weren‘t working for me.

#cantwinthemall #nolatefees

JCPaulk My wife kinda liked it, but it wasn't for me either. 2mo
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CorLie
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Panpan

This book was full of really cool ideas. Those ideas need a much better writer or a much stronger editor. The structure didn't work. Too many scenes were there for no reason. Some pivotal moments were glossed over. The supporting characters were poorly integrated. The author has a tin ear for dialogue & has difficulty mixing tones. And the denouement is aggressively stupid. The end, merely trite.
#ReadHarder
#ReadHarder2019 -trans/nonbinary author

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Erika13137
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*sigh* so many books to read, so little time.

DivineDiana Truth! 😕 3mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Pickpick

Took me a minute to get into this (the tone, especially in the first section, was Roald Dahl with swearing which is not what I was expecting) but it really grew on me, as did the two characters. There is a lot going on in this world but Anders brings it together in a surprising and satisfying way!

ehewett88 really enjoyed this book I got into her after meeting her at a book convention in new York. 3mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @ehewett88 that's awesome! I was reading an interview with her recently, she seems like a cool person. 3mo
funnypages “Roald Dahl with swearing” may be the best description ever. 3mo
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BookishShelly
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I loved this book at the beginning and still enjoyed the middle. While the last third was good, it kind of petered out for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ladyneverwhere
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I loved this genre mixing, terrifying, optimistic novel. It combines so much of the world we live in (climate change, technological advancements, good coffee) with lovely sci-fi/fantasy touches (talking birds and doomsday machines). I can't wait to read more from Anders ❤️

CouronneDhiver This book didn‘t work for me at all, but for all of the reasons you gave, I can see many people really enjoying it. 👍🏽 Definitely an adventure! 4mo
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unabridgedchick
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Seriously obsessing over this book but also dragging my feet at finishing. I'm not ready.

Notafraidofwords That‘s me all the time with a book I‘m enjoying. 4mo
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xicanti
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I‘m marking this a Pick because I did enjoy it overall, but it‘s also a Disappointment. I loved the hell out of the beginning, to the point where I imagined myself screeching about it to random folks on the street. It was gloriously weird and charactery in an OMG WHAT EVEN IS THIS???? way. Totally my thing.

It‘s still weird at the end, but for me it got less charactery and the magic eventually whomped out. I think it might‘ve been a bit too long.

xicanti I guess I‘m kind of glad my connection to the story faded in such a way that I‘ll remember ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY as a Disappointment rather than a Betrayal like certain other could‘ve-been-5-star reads (ie, THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley and BOY, SNOW, BIRD by Helen Oyeyemi, both of which I‘ll always be mad at). 5mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I liked this one a lot, but I also spent a lot of time afterward thinking of all the ways that last chunk could be improved. 4mo
xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m worried that if I do too much of that it‘ll transform from a Disappointment to a Betrayal. The opening gave me such high hopes for the experience. 4mo
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xicanti
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I finished ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY on the first leg of a 10.5-mile #audiowalk that took me through a cool residential area, down a riverside path I‘d never explored before, and past three libraries that I forgot would be closed since they switch to summer hours after Victoria Day.

DivineDiana Walking pass three libraries! 😲 5mo
xicanti @DivineDiana I went and looked in the windows of the first one, just to get my book fix. Summer hours are so inconvenient for the Saturday roamer. 4mo
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xicanti
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I took Casey for an #audiowalk first thing this morning and forgot to take pictures. Oops. Here‘s one from last night instead.

I‘m still loving this book. Kudos to narrator Alyssa Bresnahan for her volume modulation, too. She doesn‘t whisper; she adjusts her tone to SUGGEST she‘s whispering, and her producer keeps the volume even. This outdoor listener is grateful.

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xicanti
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I wanted to hang out in the backyard and read, but today‘s run and my general walking about left me 1500 steps short so I went on an #audiowalk. Now I‘m 5000 steps over, which I can live with.

I‘m glad I got more time with this awesome book, too! It felt like a potential 5-star read in the beginning, but now that‘s up in the air. It all depends on how it ends.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Looking forward to your thoughts on this one. 5mo
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wtimblin
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What a wacky, off the wall book. Loved it! Hard to describe it really, as 'science-fantasy' doesn't seem to fully encapsulate it. I recommend wholeheartedly, had a really great time reading this today

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nelehelen
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2/5
Woke up at 2:30 am to finish this book for #DeweysReadathon. Unfortunately, this book was not for me. It was disappointing because I really wanted to love this book. The premise is super creative and I love that it transcends genres. But, the writing felt contrived and the characters had no depth. So much potential, but fell flat for me. I kept reading hoping that it would get better, but it didn‘t. 😕

#ReadHarder2019

ReadingSusan Aw so sorry. I love this cover. 6mo
JuliaTheBookNerd Totally agree! 6mo
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Smarkies
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OMG! Thank you so much Lee! It landed on my doorstep this morning so unexpectedly! 😘
@LeeRHarry

LeeRHarry You‘re very welcome, enjoy! 😊 7mo
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REPollock
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn‘t keep going, the precious narrative tone made me want to throttle every character in the damn thing. This is a book plenty of people love, but I‘m not one of them. Abandoned, so no rating.

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Laughterhp
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This book was weird. Very different than anything I‘ve read before. Basically a book about science vs magic. I would recommend it. I felt it dragged a bit in the middle where I almost put it down and didn‘t pick it back up. But I did and I‘m glad I did. Laurence and Patricia are oddballs and always feel like they are outcasts except when they‘re together.

#readharderchallenge - book by trans or non-binary author

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Laughterhp
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Such a relaxing Sunday! Laying on the couch and reading the tagged book. I‘m about 70 pages into this book and it‘s pretty good if a little weird.

I‘m not timing myself because that stresses me out!

#currentread #currentlyreading #SixOnStPaddys

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REPollock
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Next kindle read.

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Karisa
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Forces of nature and technology face off in this scifi fantasy centered around two people desperately trying to do the right thing in a world that makes the way very unclear.

Thank you, Tor, for publishing such innovative great reads! I switched over to audiobook while traveling this week and the audio version is fantastic too.

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Karisa
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#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

📕 All the Birds in the Sky (Anders)

📗 eReader (soft glow of the screen makes for a great late night reading!)

📘 Bleak House... Sorry, Dickens! (Still feeling guilty from high school. I think it was the only assigned read I have flaked out on. 😳)

RamsFan1963 I've read and loved several Dickens novels, but Bleak House is a horror to trudge through. 8mo
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 8mo
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DivineDiana
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Two misfits become friends in middle school, and due to strange circumstances part ways. Years later, Patricia is a powerful witch, and Laurence is a tech genius. Together, they want to save the world. Patricia talks to animals, can fly with the birds and seeks help from an ancient tree. Fast paced coming of age fantasy.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Pickpick

Pick!
Sci-fi and AI and romance and witches and nature and science and the end of the world. It‘s somewhat convoluted, but quite original.
Now I understand the inscription in my book! 😁😆

RealLifeReading Very cool 8mo
Laughterhp I just bought this book. I‘ve wanted to read it for so long!! 8mo
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DivineDiana
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Current read! I‘m getting some Sabrina the Teenage Witch vibes. #youcanfly

Cathythoughts Magical cover ✨✨✨ 8mo
rmaclean4 I have been meaning to read this forever. 8mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts And there‘s magic inside too! 😉 (edited) 8mo
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DivineDiana @rmaclean4 It moves quickly! 🙂 8mo
Jbakesmcgee3 I enjoyed this one! 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My current audiobook! 8mo
DivineDiana @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice! What do you think so far? 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I like it. Almost done! I have about 2 hours left. The concepts are interesting and I like the dilemmas the characters face. I gotta little distracted during the latter adult years but it‘s still good. I actually met Charlie Jane Anders at BookCon last year and she was super friendly and kind! 8mo
DivineDiana I‘m almost finished as well! How exciting that you met the author! I am not sure how the story will play out, but I‘m happy to see that Patricia and Laurence are getting close again! 🙂 8mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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#audiopainting
Listening to Charlie Jane Anders makes priming kitchen cabinet doors not so grueling.

(And Im using cans of vegetables to elevate the doors so I can paint the edges)

Cortg Smart idea with the veggie cans! I love it! 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @cortg I stole that idea off the Internet 😆 8mo
Cortg Those are the BEST ideas 💡 8mo
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AutumnRLS
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Book mail!

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Rudis
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Mehso-so

I‘m really not sure what to make of this book? I enjoyed the first third, when they were children, a lot. It was when they became adults that the prose & plot fell apart for me. I made it through, but I didn‘t really enjoy it as much.

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TieDyeDude
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1. My girlfriend loves making roasted chicken and veggies of assorted varieties and flavors
2. I saw Anders on a panel a couple years back, and heard good things about the book, which was recently on sale.
3. 24
4. Different editions of The Princess Bride, all Palahniuk's books
5. There are a couple domestic trips I'd like to for in, but international is unlikely
#humpdaypost @mindea

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heikemarie
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Mehso-so

I finished this book this morning (finally!) after having to start from the beginning since I had started and stopped so much. It was okay. I liked the concept and I thought much of the dialogue and description was very clever. I think it tried to do too much, though, and so returning to previous plot elements felt abrupt.

Regardless - My bookish #bujo layouts for 2919 are looking pretty smashing if I do say so myself!

jpmcwisemorgan They‘re so tidy and pretty! 10mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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My #MountTBR2019 😬

I‘m trying for #MtEverest again this year. In 2018 I was able to read 92/100 completing #ElToro #MountTBR2018 ...maybe this year I‘ll be able to get 100/100 📖

#MountTBRChallenge

#BookNerd 💙📚

squirrelbrain Wow, that‘s amazing! 10mo
DivaDiane Well done!! 9mo
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heikemarie
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I have been reading All the Birds in the Sky off and on for like a year! I actually really enjoy it but I keep getting distracted. I‘ve had crazy attention deficit when finishing books lately. My plan is to finish out 2018 with it. ☺️ #theviewfromhere #newyearspartyofone

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DoonTheGoon
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Oh. My. Gosh. @Valink this #MakerSwap box is divine!!! Your stitch work on the embroidery is top-notch! And I love all the related items you chose... the sewing tin, and needle minder are going to be very handy additions to my embroidery box! And I love the pattern of the one you've provided for me to stitch!
Thanks @LibrarianRyan for hosting!!!

Chrissyreadit Wow! 10mo
DoonTheGoon Also, this book will hold a special place on my shelf @Valink - my great-grandfather was an avid fly tyer (although through legal means... I hope!) so I am eager to learn more about the craft through this one. Thank you. ♡ 10mo
Carleneishere Ah! The feather thief and All the Birds In the sky are two of my husbands favorites 10mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. That all looks fun. And the feather theme. Love it. 10mo
Valink @DoonTheGoon I@ so glad you like the package. And how cool that your great Gpa was a fly tyer!! I‘m listening to The Feather Thief on audio and it‘s really interesting so far. I love a good heist story! 10mo
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Anita
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Happy birthday to me!

britt_brooke 💃🏼 Happy birthday!! 11mo
RaimeyGallant Happy birthday! 11mo
Soubhiville Yay, happy birthday 🎉🎊🎂🎁 11mo
Reviewsbylola Happy birthday!! 🎊🎉 11mo
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Allietaylor16
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My latest #libraryhaul

ohyeahthatgirl Severance is one of my favorites this year. Wasn't expecting it to be so satirical, but I loved it. 11mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mehso-so

This story was a love story disguised as a magic vs science trying to save the world.

Besides that there really wasn‘t a storyline. I was confused the whole time I read it expecting a “ah ha!” Moment of understanding to happen but it never came.

The writing was good and the characters were interesting but despite that I didn‘t live or hate this book. Would I read it again, no. Would I recommend it to others, no.
def not a scary read.
⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Hoping to finish the tagged book today. I don‘t know how to I like it and my attention seems to wander whole I read it.

hermyknee I can‘t stop reading There‘s Someone Inside Your House - I even downloaded the audiobook so I don‘t have to stop when I run errands 😂 12mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @hermyknee that‘s awesome! I‘m so happy you are enjoying it. How is the audiobook? 12mo
hermyknee @That-Bookish-Hiker great! Bahni Turpin narrates ☺️ (edited) 12mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This book is on my tbr formoctoebr but is it really a “Halloween” type book. It‘s about the end of the world and magic and science but I also have Dread Nation.

So should I read this now or wait and just read Dread Nation? 🤷🏽‍♀️

#hellllp

DivineDiana Decisions. Decisions. You can‘t go wrong! 🤔📚😉 12mo
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CareBear
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Feeling festive with this beautiful bookmark made by @BookBabe

RadicalReader @BookBabe you have the most wonderful artistic abilities when it comes to creating such creative bookmarks 13mo
Melwilk @BookBabe Do you have an online shop for your bookmarks? I really like this one. Thanks! 13mo
CareBear @Melwilk (and anyone else who‘s interested) http://www.bookishart.com/ 13mo
Melwilk @CareBear Thank you! 13mo
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