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The Fifth Season
The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season (A New York Times Notable Book of 2015) The start of a new fantasy trilogy by Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin. THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun
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bookishnerd
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In which I try and actually use Litsy... My current read is a reread because I still have not read book two and three!

readordierachel So. Good. 6d
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tywritenow
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Next on the summer reading list. #scifi #fantasy Currently reading Binti.

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Tralfamadorian
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Reading the fifth season with my favorite bookmark.📚

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Tonight‘s listen :)

readordierachel So good. Enjoy 💕 2w
GypsyKat Great series! 2w
Lady_Tigana_20 Just started this one. Sad beginning. 😢 2w
ReadWithAJ This is on my TBR along with (edited) 2w
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Christinak
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The clumping masses of its buildings are punctuated by great high towers like fingers of stone, hand-wrought lanterns powered by the modern marvel of hydroelectricity, delicately arching bridges woven of glass and #audacity, and architectural structures called balconies that are so simple, yet so breathtakingly foolish, that no one has ever built them before in written history. (But much of history is unwritten. Remember this.)

#QuotsyMay19

hermyknee ♥️😍♥️😍♥️😍♥️ 3w
gradcat Such beautiful writing...really, I can just picture these buildings...this world. I‘ve not read this author before, and it‘s really not a genre that I typically read, but wow! Lyrical ♥️ 3w
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Deifio
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#MysteryMessageSwap @TheReadingMermaid

1) Sure, why not, I'll try something new
2) Patrick Rothfuss, he seems like a pretty cool guy
3) However my match partner prefers
4) Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, MCU
5) Death of children an child abuse. Couldn't read the tagged book
6) Sweet
7) It's okay, but I prefer without
8) Sure!
9) YES! I seem to have lost most of mine during the last move
10) Beer bottle labels

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TheBookKeepers
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April wrap up!! (Not pictured are the children‘s books I read with the kiddo)

The Fifth Season & The Poet X were my favorites this month!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A good month! 📖💖 4w
JulAnna I just finished The Fifth Season too! 4w
TheBookKeepers Ah I loved it! I‘m 3 chapters into the sequel! @JulAnna 4w
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litenthusiast
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I had a really difficult time getting into this book. That being said, I'm so glad I kept reading because I ended up LOVING this book. I loved the writing style and the character development. I found the story to be unpredictable. Now I can't wait to read book 2 in the series!

GrilledCheeseSamurai I agree, It is a little jarring at the beginning ...but boy oh boy by the end 😍 4w
litenthusiast @GrilledCheeseSamurai Yes! It is such a good book. I just bought book 2 in the series and am hoping it is as good. 3w
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My April reads! 9 total which seems about my average. My favorites were The Fifth Season, Daisy Jones & The Six, and Miracle Creek!

TheBookKeepers That‘s a great monthly average!! I think mines at about 7 for the year so far 4w
Johanna414 That‘s a good month! 4w
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TheBookKeepers
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Loved this book!! The prelude was hard to get through but once you do the story is epic. Intricate world building and capturing story. Loved all of it and definitely getting a spot on my favorites shelf. If you enjoy sci-fi / fantasy, check it out! So happy my bff gifted this to me in our #scififantasyswap 💋 & she even did a buddy read with me! 🖤❤️🖤 @kellyann28

Skyrimir This has been one of my favorite reads this year! Can‘t wait to have time to finish the series. 1mo
hermyknee It‘s so good!!! 1mo
Geeklet It‘s sooooo good. When I finished the second one, I freaked out and immediately ordered the third one. Love that series so much. 1mo
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TheBookKeepers @Skyrimir Same!! So good! 1mo
TheBookKeepers @Geeklet 😱 good to know... I‘ll go ahead and put a hold on Book 3 now as well lol!! 1mo
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kellyann28
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This is PHENOMENAL! If you are into heavy fantasy reads you should really pick this up. I am pretty much forgoing any reading plans I had and going straight to book 2 of the trilogy. This was a super fun buddy read I did with @TheBookKeepers ! I had so much fun discussing this with you! ❤

TheBookKeepers Yes same!! I put in a library hold for book 2! 1mo
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kellyann28
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52 miles until home and I am ready to be out of this damn car and so is my 3 year old! 🙃😖
I'm trying my hardest not to blaze through this buddy read with @thebookkeepers but y'all.....this book is fantastic!

TheBookKeepers Haha blaze away, don‘t hold back :)!! Im loving it too!! 1mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers I've made it to the Interlude. I'll probably do an email tomorrow. I'm so over this trip today 😱 1mo
Johanna414 Oh man, this book is sooooo good! I still need to read the rest of the series 1mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 I definitely plan to continue this series! 1mo
TheBookKeepers Ugh I can imagine driving with a sassy Minnie me in the back probably isn‘t much fun 😬 hope you guys had a good time tho! 1mo
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MerryR
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Probably my favorite book of all time.

One of the best examples of using POV to tell the story. One of those books that takes a little time and mental effort from the reader, but ultimately rewards with perfectly- executed reveals and twists.

TheBookKeepers Yesss! Just finished this and I agree with all of that!! 1mo
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TheBookKeepers
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Doing a little indoor hammock reading while the hubs enjoys some basketball! I need to catch up with @kellyann28 on our buddy reading 🖤

Hoopiefoot I love the idea of an indoor hammock! 1mo
Skyrimir I just finished this one recently! Loved it! 1mo
TheBookKeepers @hoopiefoot I highly recommend! 1mo
TheBookKeepers I‘m about 50% through and really liking it so far!! @Skyrimir 1mo
kellyann28 I am so glad we are buddy reading this one! 1mo
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jillannjohn
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@Canndor what an awesome #SFFS package! I love everything! I‘m really excited about these books. Thanks so much. Thrilled about the coffee too I loved that the last time I was in Austin 😃
@Avanders Thanks for the great swap!

Geeklet I‘m so happy to see The Fifth Season in so many of these swaps. It‘s such a great book! 1mo
Canndor So happy you like it! Enjoy! 1mo
Melissa_J Love the tote bag. 1mo
jillannjohn @Melissa_J I know right! ❤️ 1mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 1mo
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litenthusiast
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I'm reading this for bookclub at the end of the month. I'm having a really difficult time getting into it, but I love the writing style. For me, I think I just need to read a little bit at a time. Anyone else have trouble getting into this book?

Emilymdxn I struggled too, but then I find that end of the world or dystopian stories often fail to engage me. I wound up really appreciating and enjoying it considering it‘s a genre that I‘m not mad about 1mo
litenthusiast @Emilymdxn Thanks! I always struggle with fantasy that takes place in a world I cannot visualize. 1mo
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TheBookKeepers
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🎉🎉🎉 @kellyann28 is the best swap partner ever 😘 Thank you love!!
I‘ve been itching to read both of these books & LOOK at that mermaid book sleeve 🖤🖤🖤

Thanks @Avanders for hosting! Loved the theme of this one!! #sffs #scififantasyswap

bullbunny That is a pretty cover 😍 1mo
gradcat I need to check for swaps & other Litsy events...I‘m missing out! 🤨 1mo
kellyann28 Thank you for being my bestie and to @Avanders for matching me to you 😂😍 1mo
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Bookgirl How does that candle smell? Worth the purchase? 1mo
TheBookKeepers @Bookgirl yes!!! Smells amazing!!! 1mo
tournevis Serendipity! It is being talked about on the panel I am attending! 1mo
LibrarianRyan That sleeve is so pretty. 1mo
monalyisha Such eye-candy! 😍 1mo
Mitch That sleeve is soooo pretty 🥳 1mo
ShelleyBooksie I have never seen a book sleeve - cool 1mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 1mo
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Vansa
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#WhatWouldYouDo @DannyHattan
1. I would love to be able to control minds!😈
2. The Orogenes from NK Jemisin's incredible Broken earth series. Their powers to avert natural disasters in a world where they're going to get more frequent could save a lot of lives.
3. Alicia Donadio from Justin Cronin's The Passage- i was heartbroken when she died.

These were thought provoking fun questions!!

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LoverofLit
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I really enjoyed this! It felt solid sci-fi to me, not fantasy at all, and it suffered some from the standard first book syndrome of setting up a whole world with its own language and culture and themes but overall I enjoyed the interplay of different characters and how they started out as a small part and grew to be important for the plot. I'm interested to see where the next book takes me.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Mehso-so

☝️ my face after reading this book
AMAZING world-building, but no resolution/explanation at the end.
My friend says, “Yeah! But doesn‘t that make you wanna read the next one?!”
Honestly? No.

JennyM That‘s my face right now with my current read 😂😂😂 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JennyM I feel ya! 😆 1mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 1mo
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ShyBookOwl 🤣 that's why I prefer stand alone books 1mo
CouronneDhiver Amen @ShyBookOwl 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1mo
Susannah I love your “Honestly? No.” I totally agree. Standalone books are extremely underrated. 1mo
Tamra 😆 Made me laugh 1mo
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Oryx
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I thought I hadn't gotten much reading done overall at the #litsyreadingretreat but looking at it all together, it's not too bad progress (bottom of pic is front of books)! Plus a bit of a Kindle book. If I'd stuck to one book, I may have finished it 😀

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Library sale (and a pop in to my favorite book store) haul!
Already started reading The Fifth Season. Couldn‘t wait!

Theaelizabet Just got the Fifth Season at my library sale! I‘m not a big reader of science fiction, but I am curious about Jemisin. I‘ll look forward to seeing what you think about it. (edited) 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Theaelizabet Yes! Seems like everyone is raving about this book - it‘s everywhere I look. Share your thoughts too when you get to it! 😁 2mo
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Erinreadsthebooks I‘m reading her short story collection. I really like it! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @mreads Ive heard good things! I have it on my Kindle, but the book store had a signed copy and I caved. 2mo
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rmaclean4
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Wow!! All the stars for this first book in The Broken Earth series. Reads like the best literary fiction in a Si/Fi world. Recommend highly!! The narrator was wonderful. I can not wait to see where we head next.

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EleniKara
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It was difficult to get into in the beginning because of all the terms and the setting and names, but it‘s worth the push through, eventually you just fall into this world with familiarity. The concept is fascinating and the history of the seasons left my thirsting for more. An amazing read and held up my love for N.K. Jemisin‘s writing and storytelling.
Also my #booked2019 prompt for cli-fi
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Great selection!! Here‘s a #CliFi @erzascarletbookgasm 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really must read this—great review! 2mo
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rmaclean4
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Started this on Friday and am flying through it. So compelling. I love how she switch's between different narrator perspectives.

hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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lorannen
The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin

Finally my book club is reading some Jemisin and I couldn't be more excited!

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BookBelle84
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So this is a book where I don't understand the popularity. The chapters written in a second person narrative were odd and overall i found the story boring and couldn't really figure out their world. Not for me.

sammisho Same! 2mo
cherinium I don't get the hype, either. I didn't hate it, so I did finish the series, but the best I could say is that it was just ok. Definitely not hype worthy, IMO. 2mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
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The boychild played soccer near a Barnes and Noble. I showed restraint and only bought one #blameitonlitsy book. 🏆

Lucy_Anywhere I have so much love for this book - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 2mo
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MandaMT
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Wrapped up a few days ago. Really powerful stuff. I loved the way the narratives converged. It made me want to go back and revisit some sections. I‘m excited to read the rest of this story!

hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2mo
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tonyahoswalt
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Finally reading this much belated #bbbbc book. Took me a moment to get into it because I kept trying to read when I was tired so I was falling asleep and not remembering what I'd read, but now I'm really enjoying it.

I also just tried to catch up with a few people's feeds. It's been awhile. I may need to cut back on follows so I can try to keep up.

#catsoflitsy

Briary I just have to say you have such a beautiful reading buddy here 😺❤ He looks very regal! 2mo
Moony Wow such a beautiful cat? What breed it is? 😍🐱 2mo
tracey38 I understand. I have to skip days during the qork week because I can't keep up with posts. Life gets in the way. And when I have free time, I want to read! 2mo
Elma Beautiful kitty!😻 2mo
tonyahoswalt @Briary @Moony @Elma Simon, the kitty, says thank you! @Moony he's a gray tabby domestic shorthair with creme markings on his face. 2mo
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BookBelle84
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Some Barnes and Noble shopping and used bookstores as well while in Seattle. Slowly completing my Agatha Christie collection.

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Skyrimir
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An evening of babysitting cut way shorter than I thought it would be. So now it‘s me, my pup, and a book. Also, the music from my neighbors LIVE tejano band (they‘re really good!) and my husband playing fortnite, haha. I‘m enjoying this, but I‘m not 100% behind the narration style yet.

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BarbaraJean
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I was excited to see the #SeriesRead challenge today because this is a perpetual goal for me: finish the series I‘ve started! I was surprised by how many of my 2019 reads so far are series books. Although some of these don‘t “count” toward finishing series as I‘ve started new ones (Nevermoor, Binti, and The Broken Earth series). I‘ll finish Miss Marple soon; next goal: finish series on my shelves! (Though I‘m dying to pick up The Obelisk Gate...)

TheSpineView 🤩 2mo
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LauraJ
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1. Just the usual...fighting crime and saving kittens.
2. New management took over at work and they are lovely. I‘m still having a hard time comprehending that I‘m allowed to have a life.
3. Still reading...
4. Lizzie Borden
5. 🍀☘️🍀☘️🍀☘️☕️(Irish coffee) for @TrishB @wanderinglynn @Meaw_catlady

#friyayintro

wanderinglynn Thanks Laura! May the wind always be at your back. 🍀💚 2mo
TrishB Back at ya 😘 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 💚☘️👊🏻💚☘️👊🏻 2mo
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tinyglamour
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"Tell them they can be great someday, like us. Tell them they belong among us, no matter how we treat them. Tell them they must earn the respect which everyone else receives by default. Them them there is a standard for acceptance; that standard is simply perfection. Kill those who scoff at those contradictions, and tell the rest that the dead deserved annihilation for their weakness and doubt."

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LauraJ
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Cecil‘s butt makes a good pillow and also frees up my lap for a book.
#catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 2mo
julesG That's so cute! 2mo
booklahoma Black cats x2. Just beautiful! Where's the black cat emoji? 🐈 🐱 2mo
LauraJ @booklahoma We definitely need better emojis. 2mo
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ReadingOver50
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My #firstpost on litsy 3 years ago. I got 8 likes and 6 of those people are still active. I tagged those 6 in this post. I am really glad I found this community 😄 #litsymemories

mhillis We joined around the same time! Glad to see your posts 😘 2mo
Bookzombie I‘m pretty sure I joined around the same time. ☺️ 2mo
Grrlbrarian Me too! Glad you‘re here 😘 2mo
BellaBookNook Aww me too! ❤️ 2mo
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mdemanatee
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Thankfully the library let me renew Enchantée today because though I am reading it and loving it, I gotta make sure I get this done for book club on Friday. So I‘m gonna start now so I don‘t have to rush it later in the week ?

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BookishMeanderings
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Pickpick

This was so good. Can't wait to pick up the next one

AnneFindsJoy Welcome to Litsy! 📚🤗🍀🌸🙌 I‘ve been wanting to read this book forever! Glad it was a great one for you! 2mo
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slategreyskies
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I‘m #audiocoloring this morning. It‘s a grey day here today, and my mood is just as grey. At least losing myself in a book is helping me to not sit around moping.

Suet624 Beautiful! 3mo
whatshesreadingnow Pretty! 3mo
RealBooks4ever So cool! 💜 2mo
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Endowarrior21
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Wow oh wow that is all I can say @Avanders thank you. @GrilledCheeseSamurai I love your book choice(not pictured) I read it in high school I can‘t wait to read it again. #sfmbc

Book_Gobbler Need to read this. Have eyed it but must do it sooner rather than later! 📚 3mo
Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽🤗 Did all the owl planters make it in one piece? I did insure that package just in case 😁 3mo
Endowarrior21 @Avanders yes I just did not have enough room to take them all out 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai It's been a long time since I read the book I picked, decided to not re-read before I sent it out but instead wait until it had done its travelling for #SFMBC 🤗 3mo
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Oryx
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Starting my stack for #litsyreadingretreat @mitch

LauraJ You may have just created The Perfect Stack! 3mo
Oryx @LauraJ Thank you! I think it's a good mix. 3mo
Mitch Good stack..I‘ve read the top & bottom..liked both! 3mo
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squirrelbrain The struggle is real! Think I may start mine this weekend (gives me a few weeks to change my mind 27 times!) 3mo
Hooked_on_books Lab Girl! Love that book. 3mo
RachelO That‘s a great mix! I‘m going to have to start thinking... 3mo
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MandaMT
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Ah fantasy... such escapism! Nothing ominously close to reality here...

Johanna414 I loved this book! 3mo
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Stegofreak
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Pickpick

I didn't really know what to expect from this, but it turned out to be a great read. Everything from the world to the characters was perfectly realised and the narrative progressed at a nice pace. Well worth reading.

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Stegofreak
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Just over half way through and I can see why it's so well thought of.

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sprainedbrain
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February wrap-up... my reading was really down this month. Seems like falling on ice and injuring my hip and leg would give me more reading time, but nope!

14 books finished:

9 by black female authors #readblackwomen
4 #1001books
5 challenge books
5 #mountTBR books

I only finished one Anne Rice book this month, so I am now two books behind schedule on my #YearOfRice.

Favorites are pictured... The Fifth Season was my overall favorite. ❤️

Erinreadsthebooks I taught Raisin for years and years. Love it so much! 3mo
SW-T Hope your hip & leg are feeling better! 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome on the reading, not the injury. 3mo
vivastory Sorry to hear about your injury! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Ouch! Hope you‘re feeling better. 🌻 3mo
Liz_M Ooh no! Yeah, funny how painkillers and exhaustion from dealing with an injury hamper reading time. I hope you had some recovery time to watch movies /tv 3mo
sprainedbrain @Erinreadsthebooks I can‘t believe I hadn‘t ever read it. So good! 3mo
sprainedbrain @SW-T slowly getting there! 3mo
sprainedbrain @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😂😂 I figured that out! I can‘t wait to read the rest of the series. 3mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory Thanks! My kids make fun of me because apparently I hurt myself at least once a year... 😂 (edited) 3mo
sprainedbrain @UwannaPublishme @Liz_M Today is the first day since I did it last Saturday that I have been able to rest and do nothing, so I‘m feeling much better today! 😃 3mo
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jenniferw88
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Carrying on the #Friyayintro theme... this is the back of our house - my bedroom is top left! Please ignore the mess in the conservatory!

kellyann28 Beautiful home! 3mo
Freespirit It looks gorgeous...very English! 3mo
Princess-Kingofkings A clothesline is one of my happy places. Saving money, getting some fresh air and being by myself.... 3mo
CouronneDhiver Me too @Princess-Kingofkings 3mo
CarolynM I love those English conservatories. No good in our climate, unfortunately. 3mo
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