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Libriomancer
Libriomancer: (Magic Ex Libris Book 1) | Jim C. Hines
Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To his horror he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic-users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped. With the help of a motorcycle-riding dryad who packs a pair of oak cudgels, Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampires alike. And his search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic. . . .
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sidherinn
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jckphnx
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Pickpick

An explosive fantasy adventure full of bookish wish-fulfillment, scholastic fun, and just the right amount of trashy pleasure, this book will be a boon to any bibliophile's arsenal.

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyAug18 Day 9: #Bibliophile(s) can definitely relate.

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KarmonR
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Pickpick

In Libriomancer, books are literally a source of magic. Isaac, a disgraced field agent for secret society protecting us from the magic pulled out of books, is brought back into action when the leader of the organization is missing and a madman is trying to expose the book magic and its creatures. The author‘s love of books comes through clearly.
#urbanfantasy

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Lys858
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Pickpick

Love the whole idea behind this and all the sci fi references. Makes me want to read all the books

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iread2much
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This was a fun book, but the series is just so depressing. I love the world building and the concepts behind the characters powers, and I highly recommend this books. The main character is interesting and is a less self satisfied and smug male than the Iron Druid, so if you like that series, I think you‘ll like this series.

TricksyTails I spy ALL THE GAIMAN! 😍😍😍 1y
iread2much @TricksyTails hahaha, not actually mine. The only Gaimam book I own is good omens 1y
TricksyTails 😆 Well, it‘s a good one to own! 1y
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nluev
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Jan was a good book month. Some I really enjoyed and others just weren‘t my cup of tea, but I‘m excited to see what February brings for me. Maybe I‘ll go for a little romance this month. Seems appropriate. 😉 If any of y‘all have romance recs, let me know!
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Longest book: The Problem With Forever, 474 pgs
Shortest book: Men Explain Things to Me, 130 pgs
Fav book: The Problem With Forever ❤️
Fav Character: Jayden (TPWF)
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📚 2018: 5/40

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nluev
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Started another book this week: Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines. I love the idea of this book. Basically it‘s about a secret organization whose members have the ability to reach into books and take objects that can be used in their world. They‘re supposed to use their powers to keep the world safe from supernatural threats, but this isn‘t always the case. I‘m really looking forward to reading the rest of this book!
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📚 2018: 3/40

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Conservio
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Baha finally we get some answers about that plot hole.... 😂

In this book, libriomancers can pull things from books and use it. #plotholes #finallysomeanswers

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Bookwitchery
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Ah, the last entry for #aprilbookshowers from @RealLifeReading . This has been a fun intro to Litsy and I'm looking forward to much more! My pick for #bestofapril HAS to be Jim C. Hines' Libriomancer. This has to be the best sci fi series I've read in a long time.

llwheeler I haven't read Libriomancer yet but I really liked his Goblin series and Princess series. I should get my hands on Libriomancer... 2y
Bookwitchery @llwheeler It is SO worth the read. Looking forward to the second. I need to start doing audiobooks because right now I'm working on crocheting some baby gifts and that cuts into my reading time. 2y
llwheeler @Bookwitchery Nice! You should post pics when you're done :) I like crocheting with audiobooks too, at least once I'm a row or two into a pattern (I suck at foundation rows still...) 2y
Bookwitchery @llwheeler I suck at them too. Fortunately my stitchwork is usually good enough to hide any shortcomings there. 😂 2y
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Librarianaut
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Just finished; it was awesome!! It stayed interesting and quirky and provided a healthy dose of humor and book nerd snark all the way through. ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️

hlgreenfield I must say I'd never heard of it, but from that description it sounds like my cup of tea! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess I have this on hold! 2y
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Librarianaut
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Finally getting a start on this book; thanks for the recommendation, @Bookwitchery !!📚😍

Bookwitchery I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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Librarianaut
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Here's what's #onthenightstand
I've been *terrible* about reading the last week or so; just had to do too many things that involved being with groups of people (which were totally worth it!)
#aprilbookshowers

Beckys_Books I've also been a *terrible* reader this last week! Glad I'm not alone in the struggle. 2y
Librarianaut @Beckys_Books the struggle is real!! 😍 2y
jessicarenee Atlas Obscura is so cool! 2y
Librarianaut @jessicarenee I've thumbed through it a bit and found it fascinating!! 2y
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lilredhen
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Found a new to me author to devour, AND finally got time to write a letter to a friend- I prefer hand writing letters, but only a few of my friends actually write with me anymore.

Bibliotini This sounds fun! 2y
lilredhen @Bibliotini it's really captured my interest- I've been leaning more and more toward books with mc in their thirties and forties lately. The ya and all the early twenty somethings are starting to pall on me. 2y
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Bookwitchery
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This book was DEFINITELY a pick. Real life intervened way too much while I was reading this or I'm certain I would have finished it in one sitting. The characters are wonderfully fleshed out... even the fire-spider, Smudge, who wound up being my favorite character in a paranormal novel since the Irish Wolfhound Oberon in Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles. Can't wait to start the second!

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Bookwitchery
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You should NOT have pissed off the fire-spider.

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Bookwitchery
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Every libriomancer had a first book. Etched more sharply into my memory than my first kiss, this book had been my magical awakening.

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Bookwitchery
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Still can't find my physical copy, so I bought the ebook version. That and sushi will be my lunch.

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Bookwitchery
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Still haven't found my copy of Libriomancer. I've decided that my solution will be to buy the e-book version on my Nook. At least that way if the other one decides to show up again, I have an excuse to keep both copies. 😆

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Bookwitchery

I was so hoping to finish this book on my day off tomorrow, but it seems to have disappeared. Last I remember having it was in a doctor's waiting room. I thought I'd put it back in my purse, but I'm now afraid I left it there. Oh well. I hope someone finds a new series because of it!

Seshat Oh no! 2y
Seshat Oh, and welcome to Litsy. 😃 2y
Bookwitchery Thank you! I work at a bookstore and one of our favorite school media specialists recommended Litsy. I'm enjoying it immensely. (I guess one good thing about working in a bookstore, at least if I can't find it I'll have easy access to another copy.) 2y
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Timidmagick
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Mehso-so

What better for a reader than to read about a magical librarian who can make things from books real. There IS a spider but I will make an allowance for it as it is the protagonists fire spider.

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Tunde
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My entry on #riotgrams "One word title" challenge: a favourite librarian

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Shaunesay

Starting off #24in48. Good luck everyone!

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Lizpixie
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#SeasonsReadings2016 #day3 #setinlibraryorbookstore Libriomancer is about a group of wizard librarians who are able to reach into books and pull out objects.Founded by Johannes Gutenberg,they protect the world from supernatural threats.When Isaac is attacked by vampires in his library,he & his fire spider Smudge join forces with Lena,a dryad,to find out why the vampires are on a killing spree & where they took Gutenberg after they kidnapped him.

Liberty I love this book! I have meant to read the others, but still haven't gotten around to it. 3y
Lizpixie @Liberty they're on my TBR too. The whole premise of this, that booknerds can be superheroes is brilliant! 3y
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Caitriona
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Magic is real. Consider the thousands of readers reading the same text and imagining the worlds within. Libriomancers can tap into that belief pool and use it to pull through anything, provided that the item will fit through the dimensions of the book. A very cute concept used well by Hines, including spelling some of the consequences.
Recommended for those familiar with genre writing (playing spot-the-reference is quite fun).

Bookwitchery Currently half way through this one and loving it. So. Much. Awesome. 2y
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Lizpixie
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#bookisholympics #bookfour Finished book four after a perfect homemade burger and chips (thanks hubby!) This is an awesome book about how the librarians are the heroes. The bit where it describes Isaacs bookstore shopping was fantastic, I too would be in ecstasy with four floors of used books. Every bookworm is a superhero to me, in our minds we slay dragons, fight the villains & rescue the princess/prince every time we open a book. 10🌟

Books_Wine_Repeat It's 8:30am here and I could totally go for that burger right now. 😋👍 3y
Angelala007 Never too early for a burger @Books_Wine_Repeat ! 3y
Lizpixie @Books_Wine_Repeat it's now 2am here, and when I ate that burger 3hrs ago, I enjoyed it immensely. So much better than those horrible things they call burgers at fast food joints the world over. 🍔🍟 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I totally have a little globe in mine, but I want a vintage coloured one like this! ❤️😍 3y
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Lizpixie
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#bookisholympics #bookfour Up next is Libriomancer. At 346 pages long, and tiny writing it should take up the rest of my night. Isaac is a Libriomancer, a secret organization who are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books & draw out objects. When he's attacked by vampires which have leaked out of a book, he must, with the help of his fire spider & a motorbike riding dryad, track down the dark power behind it all.

BookishFeminist Sold 💯💯 3y
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Lizpixie
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#TBRTuesday You know your tbr jenga pile is getting out of control when you have to stabilize it for a photo. There was a collapse of massive proportions just after this picture was taken, scared the hell out of the daughter! I think I need a sponsor from book addicts anonymous to take away my internet privileges😂

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awe inspiring! And you don't need a sponsor, you need a shelf! 3y
Varshitha Woah😱 3y
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Lizpixie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I already have five shelves of tbr, this is the overflow😋 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Lizpixie I reader after my own heart! 3y
MrBook Jenga! Jenga! Jenga! 3y
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StaceyKondla
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@Liberty for Recommendsday - this is a fun urban fantasy series. Jim C. Hines reinvents fantasy tropes and writes a fun, action packed series. Books are the source of magic and who wouldn't want a fire spider named Smudge 😊 Great stuff!!

DragonAuthors Oh, I love Jim Hines. His Jig the Goblin series (Goblin Hero, etc.) are so fun! 3y
StaceyKondla @DragonAuthors He is great isn't he! I feel like he's kind of under-appreciated and under-recognized. If you haven't seen his cover poses and read about why he did it - check this out: http://www.jimchines.com/cover-posing/ It is completely awesome in all the right ways 3y
DragonAuthors Awesome! Thanks! And yeah, I like to shout him out too. ❤️ 3y
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Mmiles9619
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Two of my favorite things combined books and magic! This was a fun romp of a book that any fantasy lover and book lover will love. Readers of the Dresden Files and the Iron Druid Chronicles will enjoy this series.