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The Glass Town Game
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
Charlotte and Emily must enter a fantasy world that they invented in order to rescue their siblings in this adventurous and fiercely intelligent novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Bront have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from a harsh reality: Charlotte and Emily are being sent away to a dangerous boarding school, a school they might not return from. But on this Beastliest Day, the day Anne and Branwell walk their sisters to the train station, something incredible happens: the train whisks them all away to a real Glass Town, and the children trade the moors for a wonderland all their own. This is their Glass Town, exactly like they envisioned italmost. They certainly never gave Napoleon a fire-breathing porcelain rooster instead of a horse. And their soldiers can die; wars are fought over the potion that raises the dead, a potion Anne would very much like to bring back to England. But when Anne and Branwell are kidnapped, Charlotte and Emily must find a way to save their siblings. Can two English girls stand against Napoleons armies, especially now that he has a new weapon from the real world? And if he escapes Glass Town, will England ever be safe again? Together the Bront siblings must battle with a world of their own creation if they are to make it back to England alive in this magical celebration of authorship, creativity, and classic literature from award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente.
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BookBr
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What a lovely book. Valente‘s world building is, as always, second to none, and the characters are all a delight. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey through Glass Town, with its wild imagination, and its picture of life at the time.

New Kid on the Book Looks cool! 3mo
BookBr @NewKidOnTheBook It‘s a great read! 3mo
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BookBr
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I so want to be part of a Protest of Bluestockings…😂

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BookBr
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FINALLY reading something new again, after a bout with Covid in July. The illness didn‘t last as long as the lack of will to do anything at all but what I absolutely had to…so draining. Fingers crossed…

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BarbaraJean
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This felt like The Phantom Tollbooth meets Alice in Wonderland, with the Bronte children as protagonists and clever literary & historical references sprinkled throughout. I saw several critical reviews saying the plot was too juvenile for adults, but the references would go over kids‘ heads. I don‘t think the book suffers from not getting the references—it‘s still full of adventure that stands on its own. I‘m inclined to enjoy it on its own terms!

BarbaraJean @TheAromaofBooks This is my March #BookSpin complete! 2y
Amandajoy That description sounds like a Pixar movie - fun for the kids but enough humor to keep the adults entertained. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! And a gorgeous cover, too! 2y
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BarbaraJean
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It‘s so satisfying to have exactly the perfect bookmark + book pairing.

TrishB It definitely is 😁 2y
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BarbaraJean
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Don‘t worry, Em. We‘re only in an insane, upside-down world populated by our toys, our stories, and Napoleon riding a giant chicken on fire. Nothing so bad as School.

charl08 Genius quote. 2y
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BarbaraJean
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Do you want to know the deepest, darkest secret of all? They‘re playing scenes, too, each and every one. It‘s the most marvelous and terrible thing in the world. Everyone, but everyone, is pretending to be someone else.

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BarbaraJean
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“I like books, and—”
“Books!” protested Emily... “Well, I would have said books, too, you know, but books are just *obvious.* That‘s like saying you like air!”

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AllisonM89
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Valente writes beautifully. Unfortunately, I think my expectations were entirely thrown off by the masterpiece that is her Fairyland series. If I had read this prior to Fairyland, I think I would have enjoyed it much more.

#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks
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shanaqui Oh, totally agree! It felt very Fairyland-ish, but without quite the same connection, for me. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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BarbaraJean
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I‘m excited about this month‘s #BookSpinBingo board! My #BookSpin pick is from my physical TBR & is on my list for #MGMarch, and my #DoubleSpin pick is for #NewYearWhoDis—so that covers dual objectives this month. I‘m going to try for a bingo across the middle, since I have two book club reads there + my BookSpin. Here‘s to a great reading month!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 2y
MeganAnn Looks like a great board! My son read and loved The Glass Town Game but I haven‘t gotten to that one yet. Liar Temptress Soldier Spy is long, but very good. It‘s not very often that I cannot put down a nonfiction book so it was a surprising love for me. Hope you enjoy them both! 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 13 #bookstoread #tbrpile

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Nute I like everything about this post!💕 3y
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Kalalalatja
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This book is about a boy and three #GirlsGoneWild in the fantastical Glass Town. Where Napoleon is riding around on a porcelain rooster, suitcases can transform into transportation and people are more often made from iron or wood, than from blood and bones. Oh, and all of this is an imaginary world made up by the Brontë siblings.

Valente reimagines the Brontës childhood, and it is a delightful read for both young and old ?

#MOvember

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monalyisha
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I went to #readercon with a couple of friends today. We‘re in a book club together — theoretically (we meet “sporadically” but have been friends for over 15 years). We attended panels about womanhood, disability, mental health, & Otherness in speculative fiction. I listened to Catherynne Valente read one of her brilliant short stories; then, she signed a book for me. Afterwards, we hit up the beach. What a goddamn fantastic day. 🥰💖📖📚🌊☀️

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Kalalalatja
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A different take for #AnarchyInTheUK. In the Brontë Siblings‘ made up world of Glass Town, no one dies, Napoleon rides a porcelain rooster, suitcases can turn into wonderful modes of transportation and so much more. That sounds a bit like anarchy to me, but maybe not the worst kind ?

#MarchIntoThe70s

rockpools Her books sound so much fun! I really must try them - one day! 4y
Cinfhen Love your twist on this prompt ❣️ 4y
Lizpixie I‘d love a ride-on porcelain rooster!🐔 4y
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Kalalalatja @RachelO I love most of the books I have read by her, but children‘s books are really something else! I would definitely recommend her Fairyland series 👍 4y
Kalalalatja @Lizpixie and if I remember correctly, the rooster breathes fire, but that might just be my wish thinking 😄 4y
batsy Love this interpretation! Also, I have zero excuse for having bought this book and not read it 🙈 4y
Kalalalatja @batsy when you are in the mood for whimsy and literary references, you know where to go! 😄 4y
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Just_reading
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I'm a fan of fiction about the Brontes in general, but this one was too out there for me. Based on the stories the Brontes are known to have invented as children, this story has them transported into the fictional Glass Town, where all kinds of adventures ensue. Perhaps my imagination just wasn't strong enough for this particular adventure! #glasstown #bronte

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4y
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💙 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4y
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saresmoore
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What a wonderful trip into my happy place—the collective imagination of a handful of my favorite authors (contemporary & classical). The reimagining of a world first invented by the fresh collective wisdom of the four Brontës, this book is both fantastical & revelatory. I love the way Valente treated the sibling interactions, the frequent nods to their published literature, and the sheer imaginative scope of their vivid created world. ?

saresmoore I wouldn‘t recommend this for everyone, but fans of the Brontës, quirky & imaginative world building, and/or Catherynne M. Valente will probably love it. I read this for #Booked2019 “Happy place” prompt and it sure did deliver! Also counts for #Popsugarreadingchallenge (Makes you nostalgic) #MMDChallenge (Favorite author backlist) #ReadingWomenChallenge (Children‘s book) 4y
Cinfhen Well done!!! Challenge slayer 💜❣️ 4y
saresmoore @Cinfhen 💪😊 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! ♥️✔️👊🏻📚 4y
Kalalalatja I‘m so glad you liked it! 4y
saresmoore @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! ♥️ 4y
saresmoore @Kalalalatja It was wonderful! I feel like I‘m still in Glass Town. 😊 4y
rohit-sawant Great review! Looking forward to this one! 4y
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saresmoore
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I could share so many wonderful quotes from this book! I just love the characters, real-imagined and totally-imagined, especially Crashey, who gets the credit for the above statement.

readordierachel Haha! I agree, it's so annoying when people take more than their fair share of good qualities. 4y
merelybookish I thoroughly enjoyed this! 4y
rubyslippersreads I need to move this up my TBR list. 4y
saresmoore @rubyslippersreads It‘s loads of fun and I‘m finding it easy to dip in and out of. I love the way she characterizes each of the children and there are just as many lovely little nods to their books as I could hope for! 4y
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toofondofbooks
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If you have never read Valente do not start with this one. (I recommend her Fairyland series as a start) If you have then this is another beautifully odd book. An imagining if the lives of the four Bronte children as only Valente could imagine it.

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Avanders
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Wow @ReadingRover !!! What an over the top #SFMBC package!! I know, you were sending thanksgiving & Christmas goodies too 😘😘 Thank you!! The wrap & those stickers are so cute & I 💗 BlueQ socks!! The scarf is soo pretty!! And the bag & soap & candies are also so sweet & thoughtful! And then the books!! So many amazing books!! Thank you thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️ (Not pictured: this round's selection for our Speculative Fiction Mail Book Club ☺️).

ReadingRover I‘m so sorry agin for being so incredibly late. I really hope you like the books. I made the scarf 😉. Sorry for being such a spaz! I‘m so glad it made it to you finally!!! 4y
Avanders @ReadingRover oh no worries!! I actually knew what book was coming for sfmbc so I started it ahead of time 😉 The scarf is so pretty!! I love homemade gifts!! 🥰🎄♥️ 4y
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Kalalalatja
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This was a wonderful book! I wouldn‘t have guessed that a book about the four Brontë siblings as children and their made up world of Glass town, Napoleon, suitcases you can live in, and toys come alive, would wow me the way this did, but I‘m blown away! It was a lot of fun, and I loved all the references to the Brontë‘s “later” works. Also, Branwell Brontë is the worst, and I hate/love him!

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Kalalalatja
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I did some #audiobaking with Les Mis earlier which resulted in this lovely rhubarb pie for me and my friend who came over for coffee. Unfortunately for me, my friend didn‘t eat very much of the pie, so now I HAVE to eat it for dinner while reading about the adventures of the Brontë siblings. There isn‘t any other option, really ? ?

#currentlyreading

readingjedi Rhubarb is a criminally unrated fruit! I adore it - in a pie or especially a crumble with custard. 4y
LeahBergen It looks delicious! 4y
Moray_Reads Love rhubarb, love this book ❤️ 4y
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JennyM Yum! 4y
batsy Fab combination! I have this on my shelf and I should get to it for Christmassy reading, I hope :) 4y
Kalalalatja @readingjedi my mom has rhubarb in her garden, and she freezes a big batch for me each year, and I love trying new things with it! 👌 @LeahBergen @UwannaPublishme @JennyM it was just as delicious for lunch today 😄😄 @Moray_Reads I finished it yesterday, and it was just wonderful! @batsy I was pleasantly surprised by it, it was so good! 👏 4y
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Kalalalatja
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I‘m #currentlyreading these two books. This is the final week of the #LesMisBuddyRead, and I‘m beginning to feel ready to be done with this book! Catherynne Valente‘s story about the Brontë siblings seemed like just the book I needed at the moment, and I‘m really enjoying it so far! ?

#31bookpics

erzascarletbookgasm Tagged book sounds interesting, stacking! 4y
Bklover I have that same copy of Les Mis - isn‘t it beautiful?! 4y
ephemeralwaltz It sounds great! 4y
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm @ephemeralwaltz so far it is really lovely 👌 @Bklover it is one of the prettiest books I own! 😍 4y
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alysonimagines
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Just snagged a copy of this last week and saw that it‘s still only 99 cents on Amazon! I‘ve been curious about this book for a while, as I love the Brontes and have enjoyed some of the author‘s other books. Now I just have to squeeze it into my backlogged TBR, lol! Anyone else read it?

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Giabow
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"A tongue is very like a gun, which is why they nearly rhyme. Both can be fired to devastating effect, for good or evil, and both can explode in your hands, wounding your comrades instead of your enemies."

#wordstoliveby #readersofinstagram #bookishquote

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Moray_Reads
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The Glass Town Game brings together all the magic and wit of Valente's Fairyland series with the history and juvenilia of the Brontës. A favourite #childrensbook (discovered as an adult) and a modern take with a classic theme! #maylovesclassics @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81

rubyslippersreads I still need to read this. 😊 5y
Moray_Reads @rubyslippersreads it's wonderful! 5y
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Bookgirl91
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If you have ever loved a Brontë book or loved the stories of their lives I highly recommend this book. If not I still recommend it as a fabulous fantasy story reminiscent of narnia and Alice in wonderland. Fabulous!

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Bookgirl91
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Having finished that Jen Campbell book quickly (FYI so worth reading) I decided to pick up this gem my boyfriend got me back in November for my birthday

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rubyslippersreads
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A few titles from my #FebruaryTBR list. #readingresolutions

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saresmoore
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“Their house stood snugly at the very farthest, steepest, highest bit of the village, just behind the church and the crowded graveyard, for their father was the parson. Every Sunday he stood up in the chapel and told the tightly buttoned people of Haworth all about the wonders of a buttoned-up heaven and the dangers of this buttoned-down earth.”

Page 1. Oh, yes, I like this very much.

MicheleinPhilly I ❤️ this photo. 🤗 5y
Moray_Reads It's magical ♥️ 5y
Bookzombie ❤️ this photo! 5y
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Moray_Reads I see Lucy is engrossed in a book as usual! 5y
saresmoore @Moray_Reads We got our library cards! For our second trip this week, she really restrained herself and stayed two under the 25 book limit. Ellie is listening to a full-cast Broadway musical soundtrack, as usual. 5y
rubyslippersreads This sounds wonderful! Also, I ❤️ that Ellie is listening to a musical! 5y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore I spent a lot of time doing the same when I was that age. I still live a good musical 5y
LeahBergen Ooo, you‘ve started it! I‘ve missed seeing posts of the girls. ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
Suet624 Yum. 5y
merelybookish I loved this book! 5y
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LeahBergen
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This Bronte juvenilia-inspired children‘s book fell into my Book Outlet cart while I was shopping for my #CupidGoesPostal match. 😉

Melissa_J Nice mug 😊 5y
ElishaLovesBooks “Fell into the cart” 😂😂😂 That happens to me all the time!🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 5y
rabbitprincess Ginger snaps! 😄 5y
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UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 5y
batsy I'm looking forward to reading this 👍 5y
saresmoore @batsy I‘m looking forward to this, too! I can feel a serious Brontë kick coming on... 5y
batsy @saresmoore When the Claire Harman bio of Charlotte came out I said to myself that I will have a Brontë year in 2016, but that didn't happen, so I said 2017, but that didn't happen, and now in 2018 I seemed to have signed up for a million other challenges 😂 #bestlaidplans 5y
LeahBergen @batsy @saresmoore Count me in - I‘ve recently bought that Harman bio. 😂😂 When do we start our Brontepalooza? 5y
LibrarianRyan Now I don't feel so bad. It's sitting in my cart too. 5y
batsy I'm up to having a #brontepalooza anytime 😂 Do we want to start on a lighter note with the tagged book? If @saresmoore has access to a copy too, then perhaps we can do a low-key buddy read in February? As Sara and I are reading Agnes Grey for litsyclassics in Feb, too 😊 5y
LeslieO Oh, I hate when that happens! 5y
TrishB Litsy certified disease - books jumping into baskets. 5y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @batsy @saresmoore I'm in for a #brontepalooza any time too (and I have the tagged book). 😊 5y
saresmoore @LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads I have a copy of the tagged book and can start any time! I also hope to at least dabble in 5y
batsy @saresmoore @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Oh, yay! When do you guys want to start 🤗 I've got my eye on the Juliet Barker book, too! Actually, I can't remember if I actually bought it; I should check 😳 5y
rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @batsy @LeahBergen I have the Barker book too. February sounds good for Glass Town. 😊 5y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J I knew you‘d approve. 😉 5y
LeahBergen @ElishaLovesBooks @UwannaPublishme @LibrarianRyan @LeslieO @TrishB I‘m glad you‘ve all had the same problem. 😉 5y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @batsy Anytime in February works for me. I‘ll jump in as soon as I see one of you start it. 👍🏻 5y
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shanaqui
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It still feels a bit like Fairyland-lite to me, but it's enjoyable nonetheless -- partly for getting to notice all the references to real events in the Brontës lives, and to their stories. Not as magical to me as Fairyland, but enjoyable.

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shanaqui
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Charming and inventive, but feels very much like the Fairyland books. Narration is different, but the whimsy, the rules of the world... I feel kind of deja vu-ish?

llwheeler Valente so far hasn't worked for me as well as she seems to for so many people. But all I've read of her so far is Palimpsest and Habitation of the Blessed, so I'm holding out hope one of her others will work better for me. 5y
monalyisha @llwheeler I didn‘t like “Deathless” very much at all but I LOVE the Fairyland books. There‘s hope! 5y
llwheeler @monalyisha ☺ good to know! I think Fairyland is what i'll try next 5y
shanaqui @llwheeler I agree with @monalyisha, Fairyland is quite different from her other books -- her writing is still lovely but a lot less ornate, and it's a rather easier read. 5y
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merelybookish
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Bronte juvenilia and play come to life in this book. Valente creates a world where buttons buy lemon peel train tickets, Boney's army of frogs face off against Wellington's limes, people may be made of books or glass or brushes, where suitcases can become floating balloons or abodes, and ghosts (famous and not-so-famous) deliver the mail. I don't read much fantasy but I adored this!
#bookswithamagicalsetting #allthebooksof2017

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Bette
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#BookFriday2017 @Liberty
I went to our library book fair at B&N (that helps raise money for our Friends group which, in turn, helps support our library) to buy some Christmas presents. Theo has a cold but was gracious enough to jump in. #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 5y
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merelybookish
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Start this book because you love the Brontes. Revel in a delightful world and rollicking tale. Relish all the Bronte references you recognize. Come to love young Charlotte, Emily, Branwell, and Anne. Cry when it ends. Appreciate the brilliance of Catherynne M. Valente. Go (re)read a Bronte novel.
All the 🌟🌟🌟

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Bookgirl91
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Boyfriend gave me my birthday early. So excited to read this!

RaimeyGallant Pretty cover. 5y
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merelybookish
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"This was why Charlotte didn't like her books. It was just exactly like listening to her aunt whisper and nag about this or that village scandal, only with a very excellent vocabulary. The best thing that could happen to anyone in those stories was to get married and then get on with only feeling things through a lace curtain."
Valente imagining young Charlotte's views on Austen. Sassy! ?
This book is great btw, a must read for Bronte fans.

readinginthedark Ouch! 😆I don‘t agree, but this book sounds good 5y
bookloo Huge Brontë fan here! Need this. ? 5y
merelybookish @readinginthedark I like Austen but like the Brontes more. They're a bit wilder. ☺️ 5y
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merelybookish @bookloo Yes you do! ☺️ 5y
batsy Oooh! This sounds great. 5y
merelybookish @batsy It really is fun! And lots of little treats for Bronte-lovers. 5y
LeahBergen I have had this book stacked for ages. Soon, my pretty, soon. 5y
LeahBergen And Charlotte has such a good “Austen burn” quote. I shared it on here a while ago - I‘ll see if I can find it again and tag you... 5y
merelybookish @LeahBergen I didn't know CB didn't like JA much, but it makes sense. Wasn't her favourite novelist Thackeray? 5y
readinginthedark Good point; they are a bit wilder. 👍🏻 5y
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merelybookish
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I came to the coffee shop to do some organizing, some reading.
Instead I'm eavesdropping on the two women sitting by me. They're sharing how they met their second husbands. It's as good as any novel. 😀

LeahBergen Oh, man! I love a good eavesdropping session!! 😂 5y
merelybookish @LeahBergen Oh, me too! And it's hard not to when Im alone and they're the only other people in the shop. Plus, the stories were scoopy. 😃 5y
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EvieBee
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When I heard that this book featured the young Bronte kids (including Bramwell) and an epic fantasy adventure, I was sold. Whisky and book for one, please! Popcorn not pictured.

#CurrentlyReading #KidLit #LitsyPartyOfOne

Cathythoughts Sounds good. Hi @EvieBee (edited) 5y
KerriNTurner This sounds like fun! 5y
Buddys_Momma That whiskey looks mighty delightful! 🥃 5y
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EvieBee @Cathythoughts @KerriNTurner Yes! I don‘t usually read the same type of book back to back, but this sounds like just the ticket. 5y
EvieBee @Buddys_Momma It was! Peach flavored. 🍑❤️🌴 5y
Read4life My daughter got to meet the author and hear her speak at her school. She got a personalized signed copy. She says I need to read it when she‘s done. 5y
EvieBee @Read4life Wow! That is awesome. Wish I had a signed copy. 🤓 5y
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Literaryquirk
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Day 29 #recentacquisitions #riotgrams Two books for young readers (or the young at heart)

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GerardtheBookworm
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A book that has a very Narnia feel. Four siblings realize their make believe game is real when they are transported into a world that reflects the European war with Napolean. A lyrically, beautiful children's story.

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Moray_Reads
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Utterly delightful. What a charming, inventive, beautifully written tale about family, grief and imagination. Valente has such flair and her love for the Brontës shines through and there are plenty of clever references to their lives and works. She even managed to wring some sympathy for Branwell from me (but only because he was a child)

Kalalalatja How did I not know about this! 😱 5y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja I loved it and the illustrations are gorgeous 😍 5y
Kalalalatja It is illustrated too?! I know what I'm putting on my birthday wishlist! 😍 5y
LeahBergen This photo makes me happy on so many levels! I want to dash out and buy it right away. ❤️ 5y
Moray_Reads @LeahBergen one day our time will come, the time of 24hr bookshops for those must-have-now purchases! 5y
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"The proper collective noun is a protest of Bluestockings" ??♀♀??

tournevis 👍👍👍 5y
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The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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This book is just...I love it. 50 pages in may be too early to predict 5 stars but it feels like a favourite already ❤❤ @LeahBergen do you have this one yet?

LeahBergen I don't!!! I have it stacked, though. I'm even more excited now that you are enjoying it. 5y
Moray_Reads Here's one of them @Kalalalatja! 5y
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The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Settling in for the evening ❤📚☕

Nat_Reads Such a cute mug! 5y
Betty Love your sleepytime mug! 5y
Moray_Reads @Nat_Reads @Betty isn't she sweet? 💤💕 5y
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Clare-Dragonfly
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Wonderful, classic Valente. It reminded me of the Fairyland books, Narnia, and the Phantom Tollbooth.

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silentrequiem
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Hanging out with @annamatopoetry in Seattle. Bought a book (surprise) and now we are getting ramen.

mjdowens I just heard about this not too long ago. So excited to see how well this story goes. Please send a review 5y
silentrequiem @mjdowens The bookseller was in the middle of it and was loving it. I have high hopes. 5y
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annamatopoetry
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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@silentrequiem in the wild (secret garden books)