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Fablehaven
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.
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BookInMyHands
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Panpan

Ugh.
I liked the action, but what I didn‘t like was much longer: fat shaming, ageism, and, yes, racism. Europeans who “save” the indigenous people, people of color referred to as “exotic.”

Also, one character always making all the bad decisions is boring. The impetuous boy and perfect girl trope 😖

I had to read this one for #oregonbattleofthebooks2020 but usually I would have put it down instead of finishing it. On to better books.

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kgriffith
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Choosing my first entertainment of the evening... 🤔 🤓 📚 🎮

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kgriffith
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Time to enjoy the hot tub at the facilitators‘ retreat facility where I‘m spending the weekend.

RealLifeReading Nice!! Enjoy! 3mo
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kgriffith
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Change of pace for pedi time 💅🏼

LibrarianRyan I liked this book but I felt it was so close the The Spiderwick Chronicles. I need to give it a reread and finish the series. 3mo
kgriffith @LibrarianRyan which I haven‘t read, but have heard of so often 😊 What I love about this series (besides that it‘s a fun romp) is that the books grow with the readers: the vocabulary and emotional complexity both increase from one book to the next. I love Rick Riordan, but his books strike the exact same note on reading level, IMO: it‘s good for some middle reader/YA books to maintain a reading level for accessibility, but some should grow. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @kgriffith I agree about LT staying one grade. Spiderwick was for beginning chapters. A bout 2 steps above Magic Tree House. The first series was much better than the second. 3mo
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kgriffith
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Stoop sittin‘ with grapefruit Prosecco and a completely frivolous read. Ahhhhhhhh 😎🌞🌷 #bookandabeverage #summerlovin

cathysaid That looks delicious. Have you tried Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka and tonic? 3mo
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kgriffith
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Comfort read time.

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BookaholicNatty
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I also found these Fablehaven series Book #1-4! I have adored this series that was given to me awhile ago by @Madamereginald So now every time I see them in the thrift store for 50 cents a piece I grab them because I love to give them to people so they can experience the adventure that lies inside!!! When I find books I love, I tend to start giving them as gifts to others. It‘s hard to contain my excitement sometimes! ❤️📚

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Butterflyamore
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Mehso-so

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I didn‘t feel especially engaged in the first half of this book. The second half was more exciting & adventurous, which improved my overall opinion.

The premise is definitely intriguing & I think a younger version of myself would have enjoyed this a lot more. I liked the author‘s descriptive language and the fact that he created an unlikely hero. I was, however, often annoyed by the main characters & felt some of the dialogue was cheesy.

LibrarianRyan I felt the same way. For me It was just an older version of the Spiderwick books. 8mo
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Butterflyamore
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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From today‘s FB photo challenge: Fairy lights 🧚‍♀️

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brennahawleycraig
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Pickpick

Finished this book today. It‘s been a while since I read a new YA/middle grade book (not sure which this is considered?) and enjoyed it so thoroughly. I love me some fairy tale-based stories, so I plan to read the rest of the series!

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Onlyinurdreams28
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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This book is great so far! I started reading it as per request of my friend, and I don‘t regret it. The only thing I don‘t like is that the book is in third person POV. The book is basically about these two siblings who stay with their grandpa while their parents are on a cruise. The longer the kids stay there the stranger things get... 13/10 I would recommend!

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kuraikei
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.

RaimeyGallant Great quote. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 1y
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BookaholicNatty
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I also snagged these at the thrift store today too!!!! I was soooo happy. @Madamereginald You have created a monster! 😂😂😂So glad you sent the first book to me, I‘m loving it!!!!

Madamereginald Yay! So glad you loved it as much as me! Now you make me wanna hit up some thrift stores! We usually go to the used book store but even those are getting expensive.. 1y
kgriffith I love this series so much! 1y
SincerelySelina I‘ve read this series and tbh I don‘t remember a lot of it 🙊 maybe I should read it again lol 1y
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GypsyKat Ohh, these look fun! 1y
xernnn Ooh this looks fun! 1y
Slajaunie These are fabulous!!! I have read all of them. I incorporated the first one into my novel studies in my third and fourth grade classes a few years ago and they loved them as well 1y
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the_hibernator
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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They're all cuddled in to hear another couple chapters of Fablehaven!

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wordslinger42
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Pickpick

I love finding little details like this one tucked away at the back of a book 💜 I have loved revisiting this series!

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Asthecroweflies
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Pickpick

Cute read. Definitely reading the rest of the series.

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Wolfman
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Pickpick

Just a random off the shelf and it was amazing #Drinkthemilk

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meeshmom
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Jax opened his #secretsantakids gifts today. Thank you so much @JaylasMamae !!
He's trying the #everyflavorbeans right now. 😂😂
Looking forward to reading these books!

Grimscythe Oh I‘d love to see his face when he eats a booger or ear wax. 😹 2y
JaylasMamae I'm glad he liked it! It's our first time doing a book swap so I'm so happy we didn't fail terribly! Happy Holidays Jax and family 2y
meeshmom @JaylasMamae not even a little bit! It's our first time, too. :) 2y
meeshmom @TheGhastlyGrimoire I didn't get a pic, but he promptly spit out "earthworm" and "soap"...then went and washed out his mouth and brushed his teeth, lol 2y
JaylasMamae My daughter got some from her bffs birthday and thought they were hilarious so that was her first pick for Jax! 😂😂 2y
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fireboltstorm
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I was reading Wintersong by S. Jae Jones and I ended up hating it (sorry!!) anyways I picked up this gem instead and it's feeling much better for me!!😊🍂

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WeirdLibraryLady
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
Mehso-so

A little young for me, but good

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booksandsympathy
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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This is just one bookshelf in my bedroom(the shortest), complete with Doctor Who legos, fairy pictures, and a glass slipper that belonged to my great-grandma. #shelfie #aprilbookshowers

RealLifeReading Glass slipper!! ❤️❤️ 2y
booksandsympathy @RealLifeReading It brings a smile to my face every time I look at it. She used to have it on the coffee table in her parlor and I always loved it. She never freaked out that the great-grandchildren would pick it up and touch it all the time. It's a connection to my family and my childhood. 2y
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BooksMcD
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I keep recommending these to people lately so I decided to dive into them again! Except this time I'm listening to the audio books on Audible. Other than some character voices being a bit too whispery for my taste, I'm really enjoying the audio version. Love this series!

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jfalkens
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Texreader
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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My daughter is loaning her younger brother some books from her own library to read. Don't you love it? The Alchemyst series is mine but her tbr list is too long and his is too short so we are divvying them up for now. Let's not even talk about the Amazon order that arrived today with all the books I ordered for his birthday thanks to all of your recommendations. I'll take photos when it's "safe" before I wrap them.

Bookworm83 Yay!!! Fablehaven is so good! 2y
Demanda What a lucky little dude! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa My nephew loved the Alcatraz series.....you know, for when they are all out the next time.👍 2y
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Texreader @Bookworm83 He's finished book 1 and loves it! 2y
Texreader @Demanda Yes he is. 2y
Texreader @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hmmm. Checking it out. 2y
Bookworm83 I'm so glad!! 2y
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intothehallofbooks
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I read this along with my 11 yr old, Jack. He started it, then said to me "I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY! WILL YOU READ IT WITH ME PLEASSSEEE?" #bestillmyheart

Super fun story! Fablehaven is a preserve for the conservation of magical beings, but things get a little crazy. Jack said this is now his favorite book. I adored it.

My copy is on the left, his is on the right. Ongoing discussion at my house over which cover is the coolest.

TheLondonBookworm I'm inclined towards the one on the left! Hehe I always want a reading buddy, it makes it more fun! 2y
Leniverse I also prefer the one on the left. I'll have to ask my 10 year old what she thinks, and also if we should add this to our reading list! 2y
Leniverse Turns out my daughter prefers the cover to the right! Seems to be a generational divide here. 2y
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Foragingfantasy Oh my!! 😍❤️ I can't wait for my 8 year old Jack, to ask me the same!! 2y
jfalkens I prefer and own the left one ☺ 2y
Otherworld_Library Oh that's adorable! Bless him. I would love it if my guys did that when they are bigger. 2y
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intothehallofbooks
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Up in the middle of the night reading #middlegrade fantasy ✌🏻

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Bookishlie
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

Starting this.... I need something light:)

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Christyxoxo87
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
Pickpick

Love the fablehaven series! I especially recommend it to those who enjoy fantasy books

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Adutton90
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Day 3: #OneWordTitle #riotgrams I absolutely LOVED the Fablehaven series! I also loved them the second time around. This story will always stand out to me, and I can't wait to read them with my daughter one day 💕 A fantastic story with a strong (s)hero.

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kgriffith
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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#readingequipment is a tough one - I have great bookmarks, book stands, lights, and other various accoutrements, but the inevitable constants are the acCATrements 😹 @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading 😂😂 3y
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sdbruening
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Panpan

I only just read the first one but this is definitely a series for middle school age or slightly younger. While I enjoyed the creatures and the magical world, the language isn't one that can be appreciated by adults despite what the reviews on the cover say. Also, I absolutely cannot stand Seth. Particularly as a teacher. Thank goodness the author rewarded Kendra at the end for being a rule-follower.

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arielmonsen
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Did a secret santa exchange with friends. This is what I received. Can't wait to read.

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FoldedPagesDistillery
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Pickpick

Just got the Fablehaven feels the other night when I remembered it's only a few more months now until the release of the first book in the companion series, Dragonwatch. I can't recommend this middle grade series enough. I love it so much! Anyone else read these and love them? Can't wait to revisit Wyrmroost and Kendra and Seth!

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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

A good start to the series. The boy child (Seth) needs a brain transplant, but otherwise pretty good.

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Nebklvr
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So far--great fun! I need a forest. All great fantasy books seem to start in a little house surrounded by a big forest. Hmmmmm... Will need to write to the town council about this....

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BooksMcD
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Just found out about Spinecrackers and the #augustphotochallenge What a fun idea!

Day 26: An under-hyped book

FABLEHAVEN!(Okay, technically it's a series). So I didn't read Harry Potter until 2009 and after that most books just felt like ripoffs of Harry Potter, LOTR, or Chronicles of Narnia. Fablehaven was by far more original than other series I've attempted. It helped me realize there can be books (and life) after Harry Potter! LOL 😂

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Maryzim12
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

Was life like that? You could look ahead to the future or back at the past, but the present moved to quickly to absorb.

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Zypdoda
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I love this book. I love this entire series!