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The Quick
The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SLATE Includes an exclusive conversation between Lev Grossman and Lauren Owen For fans of Anne Rice, The Historian, and The Night Circus, an astonishing debut, a novel of epic scope and suspense that conjures up all the magic and menace of Victorian London 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Alarmed, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. In the sinister, labyrinthine London that greets her, she uncovers a hidden, supernatural city populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling Doctor Knife. But the answer to her brothers disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of the exclusive, secretive Aegolius Club, whose predatory members include the most ambitious, and most bloodthirsty, men in England. In her first novel, Lauren Owen has created a fantastical world that is both beguiling and terrifying. The Quick will establish her as one of fictions most dazzling talents. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Readers Circle for author chats and more. A suspenseful, gloriously atmospheric first novel, and a feast of gothic storytelling that is impossible to resist.Kate Atkinson A cracking good read . . . Owen takes the gothic conventions of the vampire novel in a refreshing new direction.Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches and The Book of Life A good old-fashioned vampire novel . . . What fun.The New York Times Book Review (Editors Choice) The Quick is that rare book that reviewers and readers live for: both plot- and character-driven, a stay-up-all-night reading romp. . . . This is elegant, witty, force-of-nature writing.The Dallas Morning News The books energy, its wide reach and rich detail make it a confident example of the unputdownable novel.The Economist A seamless blend of Victorian London and rich imagination.Tana French, author of In the Woods A thrilling tale . . . This book will give you chills even on a hot day.Minneapolis Star Tribune Stylishly sinister . . . will have you sleeping with the lights on.O: The Oprah Magazine A sly and glittering addition to the literature of the macabre.Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall A big, sly bucketful of the most tremendous fun . . . [Owen] weaves whats here with whats beyond as easily as J. K. Rowling does.Slate [An author of] prodigious gifts . . . Owen captures Dickenss London with glee and produces a number of characters Dickens would be happy to call his own.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette From the Trade Paperback edition.
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BookishTrish
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Pickpick

A re-read for me because I couldn‘t remember much about it. I LOVED the beginning before the twist, really enjoyed the story up to the climax, disliked the climax and felt it should have been meatier, and found the end satisfying. A light pick; the pages flew.

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JessClark78
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I‘ve seen mixed reviews about this vampire novel. I rather enjoyed it.

#AlphabetGame #LetterQ
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A book you‘d recommend whose title starts with the featured letter.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🖤 5mo
Bookzombie I enjoyed it! I just saw she has a new one out. Not a sequel like I wanted though. 🙂 5mo
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readordierachel
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Pickpick

A "cracking good read" as one of the cover blurbs puts it. A sprawling Victorian gothic take on vampires. I ate it up. 4⭐

Must admit I am baffled by the low goodreads rating, though I don't generally put too much stock in that.

Read an interview with the author in which she claims to be working on a sequel, and that makes me very happy. Will happily read 500 more pages.

batsy Oooh, this sounds fun! And nothing more satisfying than a cracking good read 😁 2y
Cathythoughts This does sound good. 👍🏻❤️ 2y
readordierachel @batsy @Cathythoughts It drew me right in. Felt like a meaty historical with just that extra bit of supernatural spice 😊 2y
minkyb I have this on my shelf. I need to get to it! 2y
readordierachel @minkyb I hope you enjoy it when you do! 2y
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StaceyKondla
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 86 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

Bookzombie I really enjoyed this one. I wish she would write a sequel. 3y
StaceyKondla @Bookzombie - I am such a sucker for Victorian stories with a healthy dose of the supernatural. I hope I can get to this one sooner rather than later 🤞😊 3y
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Battledoll
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Mehso-so

I was torn over whether I should mark this as a pick or so so. I found it entertaining and liked a lot of the characters but was unsatisfied with how a lot of the story points were tied up. This may have worked better for me if it was broken up into a series with some of the parts fleshed out a bit more. In the end my favorite part was the beginning before the twist. Would still read more books by this author even in the same world she developed.

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phantomx
The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen

"At night James would hear the real owls screech outside and imagine them gliding through the dark. Sometimes there was the high sudden cry of a fox. And sometimes there was a noise from the house itself, a whispering creaking sound, as if the walls were sighing." (pg. 3)

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Bookzombie
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Pickpick

I was sucked into this book almost immediately, but during part two it began to feel like drudgery. I stuck it out and am happy I did. I even had to make myself put it down last night. There are structure and pacing issues, but even so this is an enjoyable gothic tale. It makes me want to read more like it. #LitsyAtoZ #Q #Booked2019 #NewToYouAuthor #LLB19 #FeaturingAReaderOrAWriter #ReadingWomenChallenge #historicalfiction #chunkster

8little_paws I recall hoping for a sequel! This was an odd little book that I ended up enjoying. 4y
Tanisha_A Love the bookmark! 4y
Bookzombie @8little_paws I don‘t know if I want a sequel, but it probably could be done. Your second sentence is a perfect description. 4y
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Cinfhen I love your Scrabble letter icon 💕💕Too “Q”ute 4y
Bookzombie Thank you! 💗 4y
Reggie Hashtag killing the challenges like a boss lol 4y
Bookzombie @Reggie LOL I was typing it out and was like there are so many hashtags! 😄 4y
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Bookzombie
The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
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It‘s been pouring outside most of the day and I just want to snuggle up with my first print book of the year. Darn adulting and returning to the real world today.

I hit just over 100 pages last night and had to force myself to go to sleep.

Tamra Ugh, adulting ..... 4y
JSW Argh yes! Back to work today and totally unmotivated. 4y
ofbooksandme Adulting is hard! 4y
Bookzombie @Tamra @JSW @ofbooksandme I knew my fellow Littens would understand! 💕 4y
Tanisha_A Ugh! I feel so homesick (had to come back to the city i work in). 😔 4y
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BookishTrish
The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
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I‘m always so chuffed when my book matches my bag.

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hwheaties
The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
Mehso-so

I just thought it was so dry. Maybe the time of year (back to school) I read it? I can see why many people like it but just not for me now.

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hwheaties
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Up next for fiction!!

Owlizabeth Loved this book - I wish she‘d write more in this universe! 4y
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asiriusreader 😍 love it! 5y
sweetpealsd Beautiful 💕 5y
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ralexist
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Bailedbailed

This was supposed to be my Q for LitsyAtoZ but I bailed midway though. The premise sounded good and all signs pointed to the fact that this would be something I'd enjoy but I kept asking myself "When are we gonna get to the point?" And for me, I never reached it before I set the book down. It's a pity because it'd been sitting on my TBR pile for a few years. Oh well...other people seem to enjoy it so at least it's finding its love elsewhere.

cathysaid What a waste of a good cover! 5y
Beachesnbooks Yeah, I found that this one had a lot of structure and pacing issues. I did enjoy parts of it. 5y
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Young4evr
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This was a first novel for Lauren Owen. Definitely checking to see if she has others. She really did the story telling in an intriguing way.

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JTRobertson
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Mehso-so

I was really sure what to expect on this one. The blurb said it was for fans of The Night Circus, which I sort-of was, so I gave it a try.

It's nothing like The Night Circus. It's a vampire novel written in Gothic style. I think the vampire thing was meant as a twist, but it didn't land with me. I just thought "Oh. Okay, it's a vampire book."

The plot itself is okay. The pacing is terrible, though. An editor really dropped the ball somewhere...

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Jesskathkarl
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Mehso-so

I really got into this, but after the main action, I was left wanting something more from the ending. It was just a bit anti-climactic and left me wanting a better, more solid resolution to the novel.

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MeganAnn
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Pickpick

A delightfully atmospheric, dark gothic vampire novel. Owen 's refreshing take on vampires is unlike any other vampire novel I've read yet. I really enjoyed the way she began with the human characters, getting the reader invested in their story before flipping to the vampire viewpoint. It allows the reader to be invested in all sides and feel empathy for both the humans and the vampires.
#litsyatoz #letterQ #Q

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MeganAnn
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Love when the title becomes apparently clear within the story. And I'm rather intrigued by the idea of vampires calling humans "The Quick."

So far, this is unlike any other book of #vampires I've read yet. Also trying to finish up #LitsyAtoZ with this for my #letterQ

ferskner This book has great atmosphere! I love all the Gothic feels. 5y
MeganAnn @ferskner I'm definitely feeling that! 5y
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Brie
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Mehso-so

I was very disappointed in this novel. It started out good, with a young poet in Victorian England discovering his sexuality, then there‘s a big supernatural twist that changes everything. I knew about the genre shift prior, but my problem was that the book jumped around too much &focused on characters that weren‘t really interesting to me. It felt like two different novels. It ends with an ambiguous note. Some nice prose though.

MrBook Nice review! 5y
Brie @MrBook Thanks! 5y
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Brie
The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
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I'm always most excited for fall reading. #OctoberMostAnticipated #OctoberTBR #TBR #UncannyOctober #lengthylit

alisiakae You should join the #screamathon challenge! Quite of a few on your TBR fit the theme, which is just to read as many spooky, thriller, paranormal, etc. books as you want. 😃 5y
batsy The Women Crime Writers anthologies look so good. I decided to use Vera Caspary's Laura as a selection for #LitsyAtoZ and am looking forward to it. 5y
Brie @4thhouseontheleft Oh that sounds fun! 5y
Brie @batsy I'm looking forward to Laura too, probably the most out of all of them. 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Some good picks. 3 of these I've read 💜 5y
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Brie
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RealLifeReading Yay! Great 🌈 5y
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raeintheworld
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Bailedbailed

This is one of those times I should have read the synopsis. It started as a love story between two young men in 1895 London, which was really good. And then, six chapters in, vampires. And not interesting vampires. Old, stodgy vampires. Maybe I'll try again later.

Bookish_B I bailed on this too! 5y
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Lissa00
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Pickpick

This has been on my TBR forever but I have been hesitant because of crazy mixed reviews. I really enjoyed it, though. Interesting premise with a haunting historical setting. It may be a little drawn out at times, but entertaining overall.

Mc_cart_ny Oh, this was a good one! It was a bit weird at times but I really liked it. 6y
Kmmsellers I've been wanting to read this one, but I was also hesitant based on reviews. Good to hear your thoughts! I'll definitely check it out now. 6y
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JessClark78
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#StartsWithQ Not too many Q books on my shelves. I've seen mixed reviews on this one. I thought it was good. Also, I love the cover. #MayBookFlowers @RealLifeReading

Hobbinol I've wondered about this one too, but I've been scared off by some of the reviews! 6y
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Oryx
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I think this qualifies as #supernaturalmysteries . This was an ok read for me, but what a pretty copy. Sometimes it's all about the looks 😊 #maybookflowers @RealLifeReading

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ferskner
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I've been baking all day for a dinner party tonight (chocolate mayonnaise cake - so Southern!) but I'm taking a bread+jam+tea+book break while my cakes cool.

DarcysMom I love your mug! 💜💜💜 6y
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DeborahSmall
The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
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#riotgrams My favourite #freebie from Goldsboro books, when joining the BOTM. Love it 😍

LeahBergen 😍😍 6y
DeborahSmall @LeahBergen it's so beautiful Leah, I bought another copy to read as I know I can't read this one without doing some damage 😂💕 6y
Merethebookgal Pretty book! (And pretty nail colors!) 6y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
The Quick: A Novel | Lauren Owen
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Yuck. I hate deckle edge. It feels cheap and the pages get sort of crushed as you read. 😖#deckleedge #feistfeb

ValerieAndBooks I find deckle edges make it hard to leaf through a book if I'm trying to find a certain passage. 6y
Lizpixie Paper cuts! That's why I hate them. I thought I got dudded with a cheap copy, first time I got one.👎 6y
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JoRead
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Too many pretties to choose from!
#redbooks
#17BookLove
@jess.how

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DeborahSmall
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So I joined Goldsboro book club this month, I get a signed first edition every month. December's BOTM is Defender and is also a numbered first printing, first edition. The Quick is a beautiful boxed book, also a numbered first printing, it's one of the nicest books I own and also looks like a great read. Thank you @ScorpioBookDreams for the recommendation ❤️. My husband actually paid as an early Xmas present last week 😍 📚💞

tpixie What an intriguing type of book club! 6y
LeahBergen Oooo, nice! 😍 6y
ScorpioBookDreams I am so jealous of that book!! 😍😍📚😍😍 6y
DeborahSmall @ScorpioBookDreams I'm going to buy it in paperback. Don't think I could read this copy or if I did it would just be in my library!! X 6y
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v_cuev
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to love this and I might come back to it but it was SOOOOOO SLOW. My current reading mood requires something with a little more action.

Texreader Ahhh the irony given the name of the book! 6y
Kryckett I felt the same. And I think I kept subconsciously comparing it to The Historian, and coming up disappointed. 6y
v_cuev @Kryckett I still need to read The Historian. It's been on my TBR for years. 6y
Kryckett @v_cuev It's a good read. I remember thinking it wasn't what I expected it to be, but I flew through it. 6y
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Nat_Reads
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Mehso-so

Great characters and action. Bit draggy at the end--overall it gets a woo hoo! Glad these vamps have teeth!

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Nat_Reads
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It may be November, but I still have creepy stories left to read. So far, Victorian London, vampires, poets and illicit love affairs--and an appearance of Oscar Wilde--replete with well-crafted sentences make this a shivery delight... Beginning Part II!

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deniselynn
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Sitting here finishing The Quick while waiting for the Cubs game to start! World Series baby!! ⚾️💙❤️

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adeebee
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My #AllHallowsRead TBR. Really excited to get to these. :) @Litsy

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eastbaykate
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. Truthfully, I am a sucker for a gothic Victorian setting. I'm usually not a huge fan of vampires stories, but I really loved this book. I do wish there had been a little more romance. And the ending has me 🤔. Hoping for a sequel.
#allhollowsread #giveascarybook

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deniselynn
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Am so excited to read this book!! I have reached my reading goal for the year - 45 books - and this is the first book beyond my goal so it makes it kind of special. Here's hoping it's a good one! 👍🏻👍🏻

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ohyeahthatgirl
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I need all your Swiss Army Recs! I have a Blind Date With a Book table and I can't keep it stocked. Need to be appealing to a broad-ish population, paperback, not super popular so ppl don't pick up duplicates. Any suggestions? (Gratuitous cat pic just cuz)

Eyelit Are you purchasing these books for the table or is this a library thing? 6y
ohyeahthatgirl @Eyelit It's for the bookstore I work at. I have books like Sorcerer to the Crown, some Mary Roach books. I have a pretty big stock to pull from, so if you have any suggestions I'd love to add them! 6y
Eyelit Awesome! I can think of a few that could be good. First that comes to mind because I just read it is a YA creepy book so perfect for the season 6y
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Eyelit For non spooky reads I can recommend some graphic novels and Persephone books (at least ones that are widely available stateside) 6y
Eyelit Books about books are always fun for readers and if you haven't already doing some of those might draw some in 6y
Eyelit I'm a bit jealous cause the blind date with a book is such a fun idea but I've never seen my bookstores do it - and the library only does it at Valentines... and their selection is somewhat limited methinks 6y
ohyeahthatgirl @Eyelit Thanks so much! It sells so well that it's hard to keep it fresh. Definitely added your recs to the list. 6y
Eyelit Anytime - I love the idea and if I can get more people to read the books I like than I'm happy 😄 6y
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krodda
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Mehso-so

I felt this book had a curve of interest, meaning at first it grabbed my attention and as the story moved along I had trouble maintaining my attention then by the end I was fully attentive again. Something about the way the author plays with the timeline as affected my reading. I did found it interesting that a book about Vampires didn't actually use the word until well into the pages after page 400.

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MrBook
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I happened to randomly open this book to this page and *this* is what mine eyes laid their sight upon! Great Scott!!!! Is this a dystopian horror book?! 😳😱😧!!!

LisaJo What!!??? 6y
TrishB 😱😱😱 6y
LauraBeth Or everyday with kids and/or pets 😀 6y
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BibliOphelia @LauraBeth 😂😂👍 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Never, ever touch the books!!! Take the TV😀 6y
Alma Ah! The horror!! 😨Take it all but leave the books!! 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Easy for me to say bc I have an analog that just sits in an entertainment armoire like a dumb terminal (how's that for an archaic word) and waits for a possible DVD opportunity. I'm old school. 6y
rachelm I can tell I'm I'm paper grading mode-- I just want to scribble "passive voice!" along the side of the passage ? 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I gasp EVERYtime I see people do this in movies or read it in a book. People always try to come up with a scenario where it would be okay, "But what if they need to burn it to stay warm?" No! If there are two people you get naked and huddle, I don't care, don't touch the books! "Only one person?" Then that person can cover his/her body with open books as long as he/she is careful not to destroy them. We do not destroy books. 6y
MrBook @LisaJo Exactly! The shaaaame 😧! @TrishB That's exactly how I looked when I first read it 😕. @LauraBeth @BibliOphelia 😂👏🏻! @JanuarieTimewalker13 I and @BookBabe hardly ever watch tv. Books are the order of the day, all day, every day 😎👌🏻. @Alma Yesss!!! #KindredSpirits 🙌🏻! @rachelm 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻! @BooksTeasAndBookishThings It's a damn dirty shame, I tell ya! 6y
Martyn_J_Pass @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Hey - if there's only one person then they should do the right thing and die like an Englishman, harming not a single page!!!! 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @The_Bear the sacrifice will be memorialised in ALL its glory. 6y
GetFictional @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I love how you all get it! No one I know personally would understand this logic; they all think I'm a little crazy... one of the many reasons why I love this community :) 6y
BethFishReads 😭😭😭😭 6y
LibrarianJen Book abuse! 😱😱😱 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Infinitelyeverafter I couldn't agree more. Best people on the best app. I told my Husband, "When Litsy finally gets notifications, I plan on making it unique and every time it goes off I will yell, 'The song of my People!'" To which he groaned because he knows I am not kidding even a little. 6y
BeckyK Animals! So glad other people get it! 🙌🏻 6y
GetFictional @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I very much needed that laugh today!! Thank you 😂😂 now when they do get notifications, I will be thinking that very thing and laugh every time. 6y
Alfoster Ditto that!! 6y
Suzze Beyond horror! 6y
BooksRockMyWorld No. NO! 😨 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Infinitelyeverafter you are very welcome! I'd like to think that all Littens will be thinking it. 😉 6y
MrBook @the_bear Aye, that! The proper civilized way, to be sure. @Infinitelyeverafter @BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Beckykearns ??????????? I read your convo to @BookBabe who got a look of sheer horror on her face and asked in an exclamatorily, "You aren't going to use the notifications when they're available are you?!" (When we 1st started dating, I had the Old Spice whistle for all notifications ????. You'd hear people doing it all over.) 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Umm, obviously you have to use them. 😉 6y
MrBook @BethFishReads Such thoughts, particularly during #BannedBookWeek *pats you on the back* 😔. @LibrarianJen It should be a capital crime!!! @Alfoster Hear, hear 🙌🏻! @Suzze Insufferabke, ineffable madness, I tell you!!! @BooksRockMyWorld Even in fiction, it is a horrifying sight, I know! 6y
Linsy 😂💙😂💙😂 6y
MrBook @BooksTeasAndBookishThings 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! I get a notification every few second on here, it'll be like all of NYC cat-call whistling the same tune indefinitely 😂😂😂. I think even #Coale would find it a form of torture illegal outside the bounds of the Geneva Convention Rules of War 😂😂😂. 6y
MrBook @ABookishPixie 😁👍🏻 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I am sure they will have the option for notifications only for comments or tags and the likes and stacks we can just not use. 😉 6y
BeckyK Notifications are a must!! I can't wait to be distracted from something normal in my day by someone sharing bookish thoughts! 😍 6y
Martyn_J_Pass Were I dying, alone in my arctic tomb with my beloved books around me, safe from my post-mortem fluids by my sleeping bag, I would love the final death sounds to be my IPhone 4, winding the proverbial horns of Rohan, calling me to a plethora of LITSY notifications fresh from the papery fingers of my bookish kith and kin!!!!!! 6y
QueenAnne That is just pure evil! 😱😱 6y
MrBook @BooksTeasAndBookishThings 😊👍🏻! @Beckykearns 😁👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻! @The_Bear 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻👌🏻! @QueenAnne Indubitably!!!! 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @The_Bear you would be welcomed into the Great Library After Life with open arms and a smile upon your face. 6y
Dragon Burning books 📚 what monsters 👻 6y
MrBook @Dragon Exactly!!! 6y
Bibliotini 😮 6y
MrBook @Bibliotini That's what I did! 😊 6y
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hwheaties
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A bit late to the #getindie tag, but I just today made it into my favorite used bookstore, The Bookworm in Boulder. Picking up books mostly for my classroom, but found one for me and Little. The Quick sounds interesting, plus blurbed by both Kate Atkinson AND Deborah Harkness?? Yes please!!

SeeJulieRead I love the Bookworm! One of my favorites! 6y
LiteratiCafe I'm for making it a permanent hashtag! I love hearing about bookstore in other cities. 6y
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Chelledawn Pick up those books you monsters! 😱 6y
JSW The Quick is deliciously creepy. 6y
hwheaties @SeeJulieRead I go as often as I can! I try to make it at least once a month. 6y
hwheaties @LiteratiCafe @Avidreader25 Sounds like a great idea! 6y
hwheaties @Chelledawn Ha! That's where they put their overstock books. They ran out of floor space for new shelves a long time ago! 6y
hwheaties @JSW So I'm hearing! It's now on my TBR shelves at home 😃 6y
ReadingRants The first half is AMAZE. The second is more action, less suspense which left me wanting more atmosphere. 6y
AuthorSheri The Quick is the third book in my current to read pile. I really hope I love it. 6y
halmukhtar What a beautiful sight 😍 I just moved to San Jose, still looking for THE bookstore. Hopefully I can find one soon, lol. Also, I love bookstore pics/stories, so I totally second @LiteratiCafe! 6y
lovelydarkdeep I love that store. Used to live down the street. Boulder people have all kinds of cool metaphysical books and have great taste in fiction. I want to move back! 6y
maxie Looks like a great place to spend time on a wet day #cosy 6y
kendra0119 Boulder?! Oh boy! I'm only about an hour away...maybe a book road trip is in order! 6y
hallnicolajayne I loved The Quick devoured it in a few days 😊 6y
hwheaties @ReadingRants I can't wait to get to it! 6y
hwheaties @AuthorSheri I'm hoping the same for both of us! 6y
hwheaties @halmukhtar I wish I knew some to tell you! I love The Bookworm because it is literally wall to wall books. 6y
hwheaties @lovelydarkdeep isn't it great? come back! 6y
hwheaties @maxie on any day 😃 6y
hwheaties @kendra0119 I think you should visit! So much to love. 6y
hwheaties @hallnicolajayne Good to know! 6y
raresquarebear @hwheaties omg! I'm not far from Boulder, I need to check this place out! 6y
hwheaties @raresquarebear You should! I love it. Plus you never know, you might end up with some books I traded in! 6y
raresquarebear @hwheaties oh, sweet! I've been looking for a good used book store! 6y
TrishB It's still on my tbr pile! 6y
Lizzierocks03 Love that store!!! 6y
hwheaties @TrishB Same here! 6y
hwheaties @Lizzierocks03 It's my absolute favorite! 6y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot Where is this place? 6y
hwheaties @MyBookSwapClub 28th and I think Glenwood. It's a little north of Pearl. 6y
EmilyRehaume 😱All those books! 6y
hwheaties @BookFox45 That's just one row. Seriously it smells like heaven in there. 6y
thestarlightshelves Never been! Looks amazing! I'll have to try to stop next time I'm in Boulder. 6y
Chewyauthor Wow! I would LOVE to visit a bookstore like this! 6y
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BookishFeminist
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I have no self restraint I went book shopping again. 💸💸💸💸

It's impossible for me to resist a book about secret vampire societies. ⚰

OSChamberlain You're safe here. No one will chastise you for breaking your book bans here 😂 6y
BookishFeminist @OSChamberlain I wasn't too worried 😂 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I'm still going strong for this month (but all my August buys haven't arrived yet 😬) 6y
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Rebeccak Can I just say I am so impressed by/ jealous of your book energy. I wish I could read as fast as you! 6y
BibliOphelia With blurbs like that AND Lev Grossman?!?! Must know what you think as soon as you know what you think!! 6y
Zelma You had a book ban? 😂 I totally plan to break mine and go to town tomorrow. Or Friday. I need some coffee and bookstore browsing time. 6y
[DELETED] 3323341091 "book shopping" and "restraint" do not belong in the same sentence ? 6y
Dragon I enjoyed this gothic vampire book. Something a little different 6y
Viyan @fern Amen! 6y
BookishFeminist @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 😂 oh no that'll be like breaking the seal! 6y
BookishFeminist @Rebeccak ❤️!! Thank you for the kind words- it means a lot. I have more time to read than lots of folks so I'm grateful. Glad I can share the energy with you & the rest of Litsy! 6y
BookishFeminist @BibliOphelia Will do! It'll be one of my fall spooky reads. 😊 6y
BookishFeminist @Zelma Coffee and bookstore browsing time is better than therapy. ?? I didn't have a ban so much as it was "Sarah you should probably cool it a little bit" lol. It hasn't worked. 6y
BookishFeminist @fern @Viyan Nope they don't really! But I can try 😂 (and fail) 6y
BookishFeminist @Dragon Gothic and vampire is precisely why I bought it! I've been ogling it since it came out and adore the paperback design. 6y
Dragon Hope you enjoy it as much as l did!😃 6y
Zelma @BookishFeminist well, Litsy is no help in that department! 😂 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BookishFeminist HOLY!! You had me at secret vampire societies!! Lol...this sounds like my kind of book!! Even though I've stalled on book 2 of VA and book 3 of All Souls. Is this a stand alone? 6y
BookishFeminist @JanuarieTimewalker13 It is a standalone! 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Barb1 think this is my Halloween read!! 6y
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Dragon
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My friend Sue helped me stage this stack from the books in my car's trunk. So many books so little time to read them

Bookworm-Bobbie I spot the Rosie Project. I loved reading it, it was so funny and heart warming. 6y
SusanInTiburon The books in the trunk! Forgot about those ... 😉 6y
Dragon Thanks @Bookworm-Bobbie I've heard good things on out the Rosie Project 6y
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Dragon Yup @SusanInTiburon the books have taken over only the trunk so far but I think the back seat may be in danger 6y
Nat_Reads Ok--A Tale For the Time Being is one of my favorites. 6y
Dragon Thanks @Nat_Reads the cover is so pretty glad to hear the book is good 😊 6y
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A missing poet. A sheltered sister on the hunt for him. A netherworld of terrible monsters. Victorian day London. YAAASSS 🙌🏼 One of the books in my June haul with Brittany from @UnderTheRadarBooks on my channel! 💜📽

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Vanessa
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Repurposed pages from The Quick and other books my students "broke" to decorate my classroom wall for next year. ?

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Bookgirl
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Not what I was expecting, in a good way