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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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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

RachelO Her books sound so much fun! I really must try them - one day! 9mo
Cinfhen Love your twist on this prompt ❣️ 9mo
Lizpixie I‘d love a ride-on porcelain rooster!🐔 9mo
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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 👍 9mo
Kalalalatja @Lizpixie and if I remember correctly, the rooster breathes fire, but that might just be my wish thinking 😄 9mo
batsy Love this interpretation! Also, I have zero excuse for having bought this book and not read it 🙈 9mo
Kalalalatja @batsy when you are in the mood for whimsy and literary references, you know where to go! 😄 9mo
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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! 📚 10mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💙 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
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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) 11mo
Cinfhen Well done!!! Challenge slayer 💜❣️ 11mo
saresmoore @Cinfhen 💪😊 11mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! ♥️✔️👊🏻📚 11mo
Kalalalatja I‘m so glad you liked it! 11mo
saresmoore @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! ♥️ 11mo
saresmoore @Kalalalatja It was wonderful! I feel like I‘m still in Glass Town. 😊 11mo
rohit-sawant Great review! Looking forward to this one! 11mo
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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. 11mo
merelybookish I thoroughly enjoyed this! 11mo
rubyslippersreads I need to move this up my TBR list. 11mo
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! 11mo
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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!!! 12mo
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!! 🥰🎄♥️ 12mo
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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. 1y
LeahBergen It looks delicious! 1y
Moray_Reads Love rhubarb, love this book ❤️ 1y
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JennyM Yum! 1y
batsy Fab combination! I have this on my shelf and I should get to it for Christmassy reading, I hope :) 1y
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! 👏 1y
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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! 1y
Bklover I have that same copy of Les Mis - isn‘t it beautiful?! 1y
ephemeralwaltz It sounds great! 1y
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm @ephemeralwaltz so far it is really lovely 👌 @Bklover it is one of the prettiest books I own! 😍 1y
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alysonwrites
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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. 😊 2y
Moray_Reads @rubyslippersreads it's wonderful! 2y
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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. 🤗 2y
Moray_Reads It's magical ♥️ 2y
Bookzombie ❤️ this photo! 2y
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Moray_Reads I see Lucy is engrossed in a book as usual! 2y
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. 2y
rubyslippersreads This sounds wonderful! Also, I ❤️ that Ellie is listening to a musical! 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore I spent a lot of time doing the same when I was that age. I still live a good musical 2y
LeahBergen Ooo, you‘ve started it! I‘ve missed seeing posts of the girls. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Suet624 Yum. 2y
merelybookish I loved this book! 2y
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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 😊 2y
ElishaLovesBooks “Fell into the cart” 😂😂😂 That happens to me all the time!🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 2y
rabbitprincess Ginger snaps! 😄 2y
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UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 2y
batsy I'm looking forward to reading this 👍 2y
saresmoore @batsy I‘m looking forward to this, too! I can feel a serious Brontë kick coming on... 2y
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 2y
LeahBergen @batsy @saresmoore Count me in - I‘ve recently bought that Harman bio. 😂😂 When do we start our Brontepalooza? 2y
LibrarianRyan Now I don't feel so bad. It's sitting in my cart too. 2y
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 😊 2y
LeslieO Oh, I hate when that happens! 2y
TrishB Litsy certified disease - books jumping into baskets. 2y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @batsy @saresmoore I'm in for a #brontepalooza any time too (and I have the tagged book). 😊 2y
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 2y
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 😳 2y
rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @batsy @LeahBergen I have the Barker book too. February sounds good for Glass Town. 😊 2y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J I knew you‘d approve. 😉 2y
LeahBergen @ElishaLovesBooks @UwannaPublishme @LibrarianRyan @LeslieO @TrishB I‘m glad you‘ve all had the same problem. 😉 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @batsy Anytime in February works for me. I‘ll jump in as soon as I see one of you start it. 👍🏻 2y
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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. 2y
monalyisha @llwheeler I didn‘t like “Deathless” very much at all but I LOVE the Fairyland books. There‘s hope! 2y
llwheeler @monalyisha ☺ good to know! I think Fairyland is what i'll try next 2y
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. 2y
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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 🐱 2y
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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. 2y
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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 2y
bookloo Huge Brontë fan here! Need this. ? 2y
merelybookish @readinginthedark I like Austen but like the Brontes more. They're a bit wilder. ☺️ 2y
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merelybookish @bookloo Yes you do! ☺️ 2y
batsy Oooh! This sounds great. 2y
merelybookish @batsy It really is fun! And lots of little treats for Bronte-lovers. 2y
LeahBergen I have had this book stacked for ages. Soon, my pretty, soon. 2y
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... 2y
merelybookish @LeahBergen I didn't know CB didn't like JA much, but it makes sense. Wasn't her favourite novelist Thackeray? 2y
readinginthedark Good point; they are a bit wilder. 👍🏻 2y
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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!! 😂 2y
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. 😃 2y
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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) 2y
KerriNTurner This sounds like fun! 2y
Buddys_Momma That whiskey looks mighty delightful! 🥃 2y
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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. 2y
EvieBee @Buddys_Momma It was! Peach flavored. 🍑❤️🌴 2y
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. 2y
EvieBee @Read4life Wow! That is awesome. Wish I had a signed copy. 🤓 2y
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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! 😱 2y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja I loved it and the illustrations are gorgeous 😍 2y
Kalalalatja It is illustrated too?! I know what I'm putting on my birthday wishlist! 😍 2y
LeahBergen This photo makes me happy on so many levels! I want to dash out and buy it right away. ❤️ 2y
Moray_Reads @LeahBergen one day our time will come, the time of 24hr bookshops for those must-have-now purchases! 2y
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Moray_Reads
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"The proper collective noun is a protest of Bluestockings" ??♀♀??

tournevis 👍👍👍 2y
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Moray_Reads
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Moray_Reads
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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. 2y
Moray_Reads Here's one of them @Kalalalatja! 2y
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Moray_Reads
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Settling in for the evening ❤📚☕

Nat_Reads Such a cute mug! 2y
Betty Love your sleepytime mug! 2y
Moray_Reads @Nat_Reads @Betty isn't she sweet? 💤💕 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Wonderful, classic Valente. It reminded me of the Fairyland books, Narnia, and the Phantom Tollbooth.

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silentrequiem
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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 2y
silentrequiem @mjdowens The bookseller was in the middle of it and was loving it. I have high hopes. 2y
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annamatopoetry
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@silentrequiem in the wild (secret garden books)

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Hooray, new Cat Valente!

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Some of my #bookhaul - all new releases I was waiting for! Now to find time to read them all...

@LeahBergen The tagged book Glass Town Game sounds like a Brontes in Wonderland situation - yes, your/those BRONTES!

rubyslippersreads I can't wait to read the tagged book! 2y
JSW AHHHHH A POISON DARK AND DROWNING. I won't be able to get mine till sept 19. 2y
LeahBergen Yes! Oh, look ... I already had it stacked. 😆 2y
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ChasingOm Second to @JSW ! 😩 2y
moranadatter Gorgeous haul! 2y
Jess_Read_This I want to stack every one of these books! I really enjoyed the Jackaby series too. Awesome bookhaul! 2y
Moray_Reads I'm looking forward to the Glass Town Game. The cover is lovely and I love Cat Valente 2y
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Read4life
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My daughter is meeting the author at her school on Monday. They gave the kids the book so they could read it before they meet her. At 530+ pages it's just some light reading!😜
This just became the next #mommysami buddy read. 💙💜

quietjenn Lucky girl! I love Valente's writing. 2y
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Laalaleighh
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Boooooooookmaiiiillllllllll! All released yesterday and all highly anticipated by me. (Not pictured- the Rushdie that I'm going to go buy in person) but special shout out to @moranadatter for her post about The Glass Town Game a few months back because I wouldn't have known about it otherwise and not only is Valente a faaaveee but it's full of Brontes and fantasy lands and alternate universe napoleons! I mean. Yes please. ✨

rubyslippersreads Tales and a tail! 😄 2y
emilyhaldi This one looks perfect for the upcomjng Halloween season 👻 2y
moranadatter Gorgeous haul! 2y
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Laalaleighh @rubyslippersreads that's a perfect caption. I know what im using on my insta now. Thank you!!! 😘 2y
Laalaleighh @emilyhaldi it hasn't gotten completely glowing reviews but I'm so here for its concept and subject matter that I don't care it has to be good it just has to. 2y
Laalaleighh @moranadatter thank you 💙✨ 2y
ScorpioBookDreams Now I want to read all of these as they look amazing! 🙈 2y
Laalaleighh @ScorpioBookDreams yesssss! Let me know if they don't have any of them in the U.K.! 2y
RadicalReader @Laalaleighh the cat tail photo bomb is a wonderful touch 2y
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FoldedPagesDistillery
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Happy Book Birthday to this awesome sounding, fantastical story featuring the Bronte siblings! I love Middle Grade and am really looking forward to reading this. Especially since everyone raves about how magical Valente's writing is!

Paperback.Propensity I am dying to read this! 2y
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nebrinkley
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Happy release day to THE GLASS TOWN GAME! ✨
The Brontë siblings, as children, fall into their made-up world of Glass Town and must find their way home in this enchanting middle grade novel. It's not just an homage to the Brontës, but what it means to be a sibling and to stories itself. I absolutely adored it and can't wait to reread it. If you love stories and reading, it should absolutely be on your to-read list. ?

Citymouse I need to get this back from our staffer who took it home months ago... 2y
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The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente

After all, it was a boy's job to make things - furniture and machines and money and books and governments and art and such. It was a girl's job to sit still and let someone else make something out of them, and that was that.

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BethFishReads
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Some of the books I tweeted about tonight. So much awesomeness this fall

LeahBergen The Glass Town Game sounds fun. 👍🏻 2y
DebinHawaii Looks like some great ones! 👍🏻📚 2y
BethFishReads @LeahBergen I know, right? 2y
BethFishReads @DebinHawaii so many good books 2y
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gossamerchild
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Another #totaleclipseofthearc that I'm pretty excited about. Signed, too 😍😍.

moranadatter I hope you have better luck with this than I did. 2y
gossamerchild @moranadatter I think I like her writing style more than you do, so I should. In hope 2y
gossamerchild Ugh. *I hope 2y
moranadatter @gossamerchild Yeah, I've tried 4 stories now. Various lengths and audiences. I think I can safely say her writing is not for me. 2y
gossamerchild @moranadatter fair enough 😁. I've always really enjoyed her. 2y
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Allietaylor16
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Yay yay yay!!!! Can't wait to start this one!

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Liberty
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Evening reading: SO EXCITED. ❤️📚

rubyslippersreads Can't wait for this! 2y
nebrinkley ADORED this! 💛 2y
Liberty @nebrinkley How is she so awesome every 👏 single 👏 time 👏??!? 2y
Itchyfeetreader This sounds fabulous 2y
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nebrinkley
The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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Have I talked about THE GLASS TOWN GAME recently? I read this a few months ago and fell in love with it. Cat Valente tells the story of the Brontë siblings, envisioning their accidental adventure into the fantasy world they created as children. This middle grade was a perfect tribute to not only the Brontës, but siblinghood and stories. I adored it. ?It releases this September - keep an eye out!