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The Fortune Teller
The Fortune Teller: A Novel | Gwendolyn Womack
FROM THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE MEMORY PAINTER COMES A SWEEPING AND SUSPENSEFUL TALE OF ROMANCE, FATE, AND FORTUNE. Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient textsand when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred. The more she reads, the more the manuscript begins to affect Semeles life. But what happened to the tarot deck? As the mystery of her connection to its story deepens, Semele cant shake the feeling that shes being followed. Only one person can help her make sense of it all: her client, Theo Bossard. Yet Theo is arrogant and elusive, concealing secrets of his own, and theres more to Semeles desire to speak with him than she would like to admit. Can Semele even trust him? The auction date is swiftly approaching, and someone wants to interferesomeone who knows the cards exist, and that the Bossard manuscript is tied to her. Semele realizes its up to her to stop them: the manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.
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LoverOfLearning
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I'll tell you, I DEVOURED this book so fast. I couldn't read it fast enough. Thanks @Avanders for the book 😍

I love how this story traveled through generations, centuries even. Kept me wondering what would happen next. The ending was a bit dramatic but isn't every book?

4.5 to 5 star read from me.

Avanders Oooh how fun! 😄 5h
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Read-y_Picker
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I enjoyed this book so much that I kept putting it down! I got hooked very early on and wayyy too involved. It‘s my #bookspin for the month so ✔️ but it also took place partly in Egypt so pleasant surprise because I‘m still waiting for my #foodandlit2022 library holds.
And speaking of… homemade Egyptian falafel, pita, salad. I even made the tahini! And nowwwww food coma. Recipe links below ⬇️

LeahBergen This looks delicious!! 2w
Butterfinger Looks and sounds amazing. 2w
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Texreader That‘s brilliant!!! 2w
Read-y_Picker @LeahBergen @Butterfinger @Texreader thanks! I love a challenge in the kitchen. Best way to spend a snowy Sunday (besides reading, that is…)! 2w
Catsandbooks I love that book! And the food looks so good! 2w
Dilara It looks delicious! 2w
TheAromaofBooks When I read this one, I literally had to print off information about the different tarot cards because I was sooo lost! 😂 2w
Read-y_Picker @TheAromaofBooks I remember that! I had meant to email you for the list… but I thoroughly enjoyed it just the same. 2w
TheAromaofBooks haha yes I went through the effort of putting together Maggie Stiefvater's explanations that she had posted on IG - it ended up being worth it because for some reason I read like three books in a row that all had tarot cards as a big part of what was going on! 2w
Read-y_Picker @TheAromaofBooks hah! I love when that happens! This summer I ended up reading How to Stop Time, The First fifteen Lives of Harry August and Resurrection Blues and was sooooo mixed up. Haven‘t gotten to Stiefvater yet but I will! I need to FINISH some series first. 2w
Sapphire That all looks amazing! 1w
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Read-y_Picker
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First #BookspinBingo board of 2022!
Looks like I'm going to finally get around to this one!
Tagged is my #Bookspin
#Doublespin is A Deadly Education

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LoverOfLearning
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Wow wow wow! @Avanders I feel so spoiled by your #bws gift! What a great way to wake up! Two witchy books for the swap: The Fortune Teller and Witch light! Some delicious black tea, a deep purple candle I'm afraid to burn and a stunning ink print! Don't forget the candy! 🖤😍 And thank you for the extra books! I've been wanting to read these! The copy of Addie LAaRue is gorgeous! A perfect edition to my shelf!! Thank you! 🦇⚰🖤🧹

LoverOfLearning I'm think I'm gonna dive right into reading The Fortune Teller! @Avanders this is my favorite kind of trope I'm discovering, books that span generations! The number of stories you get! Oh I can't wait to read this. Thanks! 3mo
Avanders Yay!! I‘m so glad you liked everything and I hope the book is awesome!! 🖤🔮💜🧙🏽‍♀️🪄🖤 Happy Halloween!! 🧡🎃🖤 (edited) 3mo
LoverOfLearning @Avanders Yes! I really did 😇 3mo
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surlyspice
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excellent dual timeline lady centric story of a woman in ancient Egypt and a woman in the 21st c

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Laughterhp
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Sorry friends, I just did not like this one. Almost a Pan.

I couldn‘t stand Semele and found her very unsympathetic. She treated everyone so poorly. If you told me this book was written by 2 different people I‘d believe you. The writing between the manuscript and present day seemed so different. I much preferred what happened in the past.

The ending seemed a bit ridiculous and far fetched. Idk this one just wasn‘t for me.

#LMPBC

Laughterhp This one line really killed the book for me. “A million times she questioned why he had kissed her.” - he literally kissed her 5 minutes ago. How could she think about it a million times? 🙄 11mo
Laughterhp @Moonprismpower I was going to recommend this book to you if I liked it because it‘s all about tarot cards and each chapter title is a tarot card, but I didn‘t like it. So I don‘t think I could recommend it to you, but I‘d look it up! 11mo
Moonprismpower Ha! Maybe I‘ll try it anyway and hate it with you 🤪😂😅 11mo
Catsandbooks Sorry you didn't like it! Sucks to end on a bummer! 11mo
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bookandbedandtea
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Eh. I enjoyed the chapters which traced the family history through the ages but the modern chapters, and esp Semele, the MC, drove me nuts. Also, I expected this to be enjoyably farfetched but the ending was over the top.

TheAromaofBooks The MC definitely got on my nerves in this one - and I felt like she pretty much treated everyone around her like garbage. I'm also not overly familiar with tarot, but I eventually printed off some explanations for the deck & that helped me a lot haha 11mo
bookandbedandtea @TheAromaofBooks I know very little about tarot. I can see that it might have helped if I'd done some research as I read. Except it wouldn't have kept me from disliking Semele! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Right?! This was an #LMPBC book for me - I'm not sure it's one I would have read on my own. 11mo
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Mogoeg
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Total popcorn book - the mashup of an early Mary Stewart gothic with a Dan Brown web of ANCIENT MYSTERY(!) that I didn't know I needed in my life. Among the many elements I relished:
- the mysterious Egyptian origins of the Tarot!
- the library of Alexandria!
- a mysterious heir with a rare manuscript collection!
- a heroine who happens to be a world-class manuscript specialist!
- Other stuff I won't spoil!
So yeah, deeply silly & tons of fun.

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Laughterhp
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#BookMail is the best mail! Sarah, I think I received this book in record time! I now have 2 of the #LMPBC books, so I‘ll get started on them!

And I received A Trace of Deceit from the author. She wanted me to give it a try after I read her first book.

Chrissyreadit Yay!!!! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks I guess USPS was making up for how long it took the last one to get from here to there 😂 Glad it arrived safely!!! 12mo
Catsandbooks Woo! 👏🏻 12mo
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Bklover
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This not the book I am supposed to be reading, as MaciGrace has pointed out to me. But it is the first book I‘ve read in 2021, and I‘m just happy to have been able to focus long enough to finish it! I learned a few things and found myself googling several times to dig a bit deeper. I‘d have eliminated one of the characters as unnecessary but otherwise I truly enjoyed it.
#whatthedickens 🧐

Hooked_on_books I love it when a book spurs me to learn more about something. Always a good sign! 12mo
AlaMich That is one judgy puppy! 😂 12mo
TheSpineView The look on that face!💜😂 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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This was an engaging book with an intriguing premise. There were times that the MC seriously got on my nerves, but overall I enjoyed this one. I will say that finally printing off an overview of the tarot deck helped me get more from the story. It's an #LMPBC book so I will try to get it in the mail the early part of this week @Laughterhp !!
@Chrissyreadit @Catsandbooks

Chrissyreadit Yay!!!! 12mo
Read-y_Picker Excellent! I‘d love to see the work you did. I‘m set to read that one in the next couple of months. Would you mind sending a copy? 12mo
TheAromaofBooks @Read-y_Picker - If you email me at itsthegoodlife15 at gmail, I'll be happy to send you the copy I made of Maggie Stiefvater's tarot explanations - they were super helpful to me!! 12mo
Catsandbooks Woo-hoo! 💕 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I felt like I hadn't read much this week until I went to post this #BookReport - I guess I did get somewhere after all! 😂 All solid reads as well, although none of them jumped out and yelled, “I AM YOUR NEW FAVORITE!“ Still, an enjoyable little pile, and I'm quite enjoying my current read as well (tagged).

@Cinfhen

bookandbedandtea Ooh I love The Mislaid Magician! 💜 12mo
Cinfhen Ha! How did you NOT feel the accomplishment straight away???? Awesomeness 12mo
TheAromaofBooks @bookandbedandtea - Yes!! That whole trio of books is SUCH fun! 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks
The Fortune Teller: A Novel | Gwendolyn Womack

I'm really enjoying this one BUT all the chapter headings are the names of various tarot cards & I don't really know much about tarot. A while ago, on Instagram, Maggie Stiefvater went through the entire deck with an explanation for each card & I've been looking them up & her descriptions are adding so much to this book! All that to say - I copied her descriptions into a Word document for reference, so if anyone would like me to email it to them ⬇

TheAromaofBooks let me know. I've seen some other folks studying basic tarot here, so I thought I'd let you all know that I had condense the information!! Her IG is still a great place to look through the overview as she includes pictures of the actual cards from her Scorpio Sea deck. 12mo
Catsandbooks That's such a great idea! Wish I would have thought of it while reading it! 12mo
Laughterhp Any chance you can print it out and put it in the book when you mail it to me 😂 otherwise you can email to me lol 12mo
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bookishcow I‘m a former professional tarot reader so I‘m happy to help if you‘re not sure of the tarot card meanings 😊 12mo
TheAromaofBooks @Catsandbooks - It's really adding a lot to the story for me! @Laughterhp - Even in small print it has ended up at 27 pages 😂 so if it's okay I'll email it to you. I feel like reading her descriptions after I read the chapter title is almost like a little subtitle for the chapter! Could you email me at itsthegoodlife15 at gmail and then I'll send it to you? 12mo
TheAromaofBooks @redlotusdesignz - Thank you!! I will keep that in mind. So far I think the basic outline is enough to understand the story, as it's just the chapter titles = card names. But I'll let you know if it gets more complicated!! 12mo
Laughterhp Haha omg! 27 pages! Okay you can definitely email that 😂😂 I‘ll email you. 12mo
bookishcow @TheAromaofBooks no problem! 🤗 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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“The fireplace stood like a sentry in the room.“

I'm super excited about starting this #LMPBC book!!! @Laughterhp still hoping to read & mail this one before the end of the month!! @Chrissyreadit @Catsandbooks

Chrissyreadit It‘s a fast read! 12mo
Catsandbooks Enjoy! 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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@Chrissyreadit - I got your package today only three days after the *expected delivery day“ printed on the mailing label 😂 Thank you so much for the bonus chocolate!! Looking forward to delving into this one this week!!
@Laughterhp - there has been no update on the book I sent you since it left Des Moines (?!) Jan 10 😬
@Catsandbooks

Chrissyreadit Yay!!!!! 12mo
Laughterhp Gah okay! Good to know. 12mo
Catsandbooks Hope you like it! 12mo
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Laughterhp Any recent updates on the #LMPBC book? 12mo
TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp - It was updated yesterday & is finally IN YOUR STATE! It's in Springfield. No estimated delivery date :-/ So obviously I got the book @Chrissyreadit sent - have @Catsandbooks & Chrissy received books this month?? 12mo
Laughterhp Yay! Okay. Hopefully I get it this week. 12mo
TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp - I'm still a bit confused about why it had to go to Des Moines first, but at least it's heading in the right direction now! (edited) 12mo
Catsandbooks I received Entwined and have a quarter of the book left! 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I loved this book! So glad it was part of this round of #lmpbc @Catsandbooks great choice, Thank-you! This book has multiple timelines, Tarot Cards, psychic powers and is still very character driven. I cried over a character who has maybe the equivalent of 5 pages in the book! I will mail it Saturday. I can‘t wait to hear what Sarah and Mikala think.

TheAromaofBooks Oooo I'm excited about this one!! Also, I tried to mail LMPBC books yesterday & the post office was closed due to “unforeseen circumstances“ (this is what happens when you live in a town with a one-person PO!) so I will try again today!! @Laughterhp @Catsandbooks 13mo
Laughterhp I‘m waiting until the post offices calm down a bit before I mail the book, so it doesn‘t get lost. @TheAromaofBooks @Catsandbooks 13mo
Catsandbooks So glad you loved it!! I'm really happy I picked it too! I'll be sending Spinning Silver on Monday after the holiday weekend 🎉 @TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp I hope you guys enjoy the book too! 💖 Happy New Year to all! 13mo
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HOTPock3tt
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I finished this a while ago and there was A LOT going on! Dual story lines and magical books etc. kind of reminded me of the ‘all souls trilogy‘ in that way. It had charming characters and kept me listening till the end ☺️ Thanks for the recommendation @Chrissyreadit and @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks So glad you enjoyed it! I still think about it a month later! 😊 13mo
Chrissyreadit Yay!! I will be reading it this weekend! I only have 1 final and two quizzes left. 13mo
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HOTPock3tt
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“The Fortune Teller in between my sheets”😂 Well now... that‘s kind of sexy! Lol😎

@WanderingBookaneer This was pretty fun! 😆

Caroline2 Still me...in between my Sheets! 😆 14mo
Nikki_E The Red Tent in between my sheets. 14mo
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squirrelbrain @caroline2 🤣 I‘m reading two... Bookworm in between my sheets and Love Lettering in between my sheets. They both work, but not as good as either of yours! 14mo
HOTPock3tt @Nikki_E 😂 @squirrelbrain I don‘t know, I think a bookworm in between my sheets would be sexy! 😝 (edited) 14mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain This is so funny!! Soon we can read The Starless Sea in between my sheets! Ok, that ones just weird!!! 😆 14mo
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Chrissyreadit
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HOTPock3tt Just read the summary of this and it sounds amazing😃!!! #Stacked 14mo
Chrissyreadit @HOTPock3tt I‘m so excited @Catsandbooks chose it for #lmpbc. I‘m really looking forward to it. 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 14mo
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Catsandbooks @HOTPock3tt @Chrissyreadit I really liked it! I think you guys will too! @TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp 14mo
HOTPock3tt @Chrissyreadit @Catsandbooks I bought the audiobook and started it today! 😝 that blurb just sounded too fascinating to pass up! Lok (edited) 14mo
Chrissyreadit I can‘t wait to see what you think!!!! 14mo
Catsandbooks @HOTPock3tt let me know how you like it! 14mo
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Catsandbooks
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5/5 ⭐️ I really enjoyed this book! It was not what I was expecting, but that was totally OK! Wonderful mix of historical fiction and fantasy ✨

First #LMPBC book complete! 🙌🏼

CBee I just love your dog ♥️♥️ 1y
Catsandbooks @CBee 🥰 Thank you! Her name is Zola and she is such a sweetheart! 1y
Chrissyreadit Sweet picture! I agree your dog is adorable! 1y
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Traci1 Zola is beautiful. 😍 1y
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I love that cover!! 1y
Laughterhp Oo nice! Can‘t wait to read this one! 1y
CBee @Catsandbooks Zola! I love it ♥️ 1y
Catsandbooks @Laughterhp hope you guys enjoy as much as I did! 1y
Catsandbooks @TheAromaofBooks it's even better in person! 1y
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Catsandbooks
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Working on my #LMPBC book while enjoying some hot cocoa! ☺️

TheAromaofBooks You hot chocolate looks amazing!!! 1y
Chrissyreadit I agree yummm! 1y
Laughterhp Yum! I mailed my book to you today. Should be there by Monday! 1y
Catsandbooks @TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit It was very tasty! I added sugar cookie creamer! ❄️ 1y
Catsandbooks @Laughterhp hooray! Looking forward to it! 😊 1y
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Bookishlie
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#LitsyLove and #LMPBC it‘s that time:)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1y
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Endowarrior21
The Fortune Teller: A Novel | Gwendolyn Womack

Okay have a question for the ones that went to #Bookcon I know it‘s not free to get in but can you get free books or do you have to pay for those too. I am thinking of going next year but I have to really budget if the books I want are not free.

wanderinglynn If I remember @MrBook & @TheSpineView were 2 who went to Bookcon. Maybe they can help answer your question? #inquiringmindswanttoknow 3y
GripLitGrl Publishers do offer free ARC's & Galleys this was my second year attending. I'm gonna post my books later after work. The ARC's for required standing in line 1 1/2 to get the book a lot of the lines closed down before the time the giveaway was scheduled to be offered which was unfortunate i missed a lot of books i really wanted. Waiting in lines had me miss some speakers also. But it's a good time i defiantly recommend going to experience it. 3y
LibrarianRyan For Book Con it is a little of both. Some signing lines require you purchase the book, some give out free ARCs, it just depends. There are normally long lines for free arcs, and they are usually limited. Some you have to sign up for when you register (ticketed signings), and some you get a ticket 30 minutes before it starts, and others are just massively long lines. This isn't a bad thing, is lines are a perfect place to sit. (on the floor). 3y
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TheSpineView @LibrarianRyan did an excellent job of describing how it worked. The only thing I will add is, if there is a free ARC that you must have, get in line early. Most books I saw for sale were at a discount if you decide you need it bad enough to buy. 3y
MrBook @GripLitGrl , @LibrarianRyan , and @TheSpineView , provided excellent explanations 😁! 3y
MrBook So, BookExpo has a ton of free books, BookCon has a few. If you want a free book, get a ticket ahead of BC or keep an eye out for tickets for them, which are called “drops”. As long as you have a ticket, you‘ll be able to snag a free book (they give out as many tickets as they have copies), so you don‘t necessarily have to wait in line the whole time. I usually would get in line when it was almost done, freeing me up for other things. 3y
MrBook With the big publishers, they usually offer hardcovers for something like $10 and paperbacks for $5. Or there‘s a 50-75% discount. The discount gets bigger as the last day gets closer to ending because they don‘t want to haul all that heavy stuff back to the office if they can help it. 3y
MrBook Small publishers and independently-published authors tend to ask full price. There‘s also all the merchandise booths, which have some really awesome goodies. They usually offer a 25-50% discount as well. 3y
MrBook When I could afford it for past conventions (not just BookCon but others too), I would take $200 in cash with me. Cash is king. Not everyone accepts card. 3y
LibrarianRyan I will also add that not every publisher you see Lutyens posting from expo will be at con. A lot of foreign language and publishers that work more with libraries will pack up and not stay for con. For example Scholastic. I don‘t know if they were at come this year, but the two expos I went to, scholastic packed up and did not attend con. 3y
Endowarrior21 Thank you all for the input and info 3y
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TheLibrarian
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#bookmail to brighten up this slow reading week. My parents are coming tomorrow for the weekend so no reading time for me.

Geeklet Let us know how Inspection is. I‘m interested in the premise. 3y
Ingerella Ditto to what @Geeklet said. I really liked Bird Box and am anxious to hear how this one is. 3y
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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Currently listening :)

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DarcysMom
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#audiobook
#overdrive

ReadingOver50 I like your review. It makes me want to read the book 📚 3y
DarcysMom @ReadingOver50 Thanks! 🤗 3y
SaraRosett Sounds interesting. Added! 3y
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JSW
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Enjoyable, somewhat fluffy, summer read. Not a lot of character development but good story and pacing. Overall a pick for me.

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JSW
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Book and snack.

JSW Ps. Is anyone else getting booted out of the app every time they post a picture, or just me? Did I miss an announcement? I checked updates this morning and didn‘t see one. 🤨 4y
BookishMarginalia Didn‘t have issues posting earlier today. 4y
rubyslippersreads @JSW This has been happening to me for several weeks now. 😕 4y
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Karionie
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I forgot to snap a pic of this book, so here‘s a violet from my garden instead. 🌸 I was underwhelmed by this book. The story itself was such an original idea, and the writing wasn‘t too bad. Such a shame that it devolved into tired old cliches by the end. Seriously, the “Big Finish” is such a tired old spy novel/movie trope that it‘s almost laughable!

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5⭐️ The Fortune Teller is a fascinating travel through history from the time of the Library of Alexandria to the conclusion of World War II. The story creatively alternates back and forth through time, from what Semele is reading in the manuscript to the mystery she is experiencing in the present. Check out my full review. https://lharvey250.tumblr.com/post/171707379014/the-fortune-teller-gwendolyn-wom...

DebReads4fun I really enjoyed this book! 4y
BlueStockingReviews @DebReads4fun have you read The Memory Painter? It‘s great too! 4y
DebReads4fun @BlueStockingReviews I haven‘t read that one yet, but I now want to. Sounds great! 4y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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This is why I don‘t check out the Kindle Deals! Ahhhhh... Anyway, it looks interesting and it‘s $2.99 so I thought why not, it‘s not like I don‘t have a bazillion ebooks I‘ve not read yet. So what if I have one more? 😉

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mjdowens
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I loved the history in this book. Part love story, espionage, magic and best of all, a history of books all the way back to the library of Alexandria. This author did a great job linking all of the generations together.

DarcysMom Looks really interesting! Stacked it. 🤗 4y
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johnnie_cakes
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An appraiser discovers a rare manuscript about a tarot deck saved from the flames that destroyed the Library of Alexandria. As she translates, she learns that the author predicted she would find it. It has a fantastic Katherine Neville feel to it. While nothing will top The Eight, this is a worthy successor in the line of fun treasure hunts. If you're a fan of Neville or Anne Fortier's books, you should definitely check this one out.

LeahBergen I‘m having The Eight nostalgia now! 4y
MinDea Aaawwww... look at that face! So pretty! 😻 4y
DebinHawaii Such a gorgeous face! 🐱❤️ 4y
Soubhiville Wow what a gorgeous kitty! 4y
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Stellina
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This work of historical fiction was incredibly addictive and I enjoyed each character. From Ancient Egypt to the present, I was immersed until finished. #TheFortuneTeller

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Autumn seems to have arrived w/ a flip of a switch. The temperature‘s plummeted, so I‘ve been changing out the summer wardrobe for wooly sweaters, warm scarves & favorite boots. I‘ve also been enjoying the perks of the season: pumpkin spice lattes, vibrant colours draping the mountainside & daydreaming of all those delicious autumn dishes. Can one ever truly tire of this time of year?

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Timidmagick
Fortune Teller | Gwendolyn Womack
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It's so sad we lost the library of Alexandria. Books are so important to preserve.

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PatriciaU
Fortune Teller | Gwendolyn Womack
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With this second novel, Womack cements her place in the genre with authors such as M.J. Rose and Kate Mosse. Her writing is engaging and clever, the characters and their stories are interesting, and the action moves along at a decent pace. Full review at https://itsallaboutthebook.org/2017/08/01/the-fortune-teller-by-gwendolyn-womack...

DebReads4fun I really enjoyed this book! 4y
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Daniplx
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I adored The Memory Painter, so I was understandably excited for another book by the author, and I didn't like this one nearly as much as her first one. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed it and spent much of my weekend being lost in it, but it most likely won't stick with me like The Memory Painter. Pick it up if you liked her first one!

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DebReads4fun
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Excellent storytelling! The author breathed life into her characters. Relationships were well done; children and parents, best friends, co-workers, romantic pairings and enemies. An ancient manuscript and set of tarot cards were such integral parts of the story, almost becoming characters themselves. They provided wisdom, warnings, answers, insight and hope. I love when characters are voracious readers, hang out in libraries and are imaginative.

Cinfhen Lovely review 💗 5y
syasutake You made me want to read this! 4y
DebReads4fun @syasutake. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 4y
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acwaechter
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I'm reading The Fortune Teller with some friends. Has anyone read it already?

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Purrfectpages
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I'm sorry @Laalaleighh I know how much you loved this book, but I'm afraid it just wasn't for me. I almost bailed, but it was such a short read and I did want to know what happened, so I stuck with it. Don't take my word for it though, i could see others really liking it. I'm just picky wherever magical realism and historical fiction come into play.

Laalaleighh Aw, I'm sorry that you didn't like it! I'm a sucker for anything and everything library of Alexandria so I was hooked pretty fast! I did wish that the ending was slightly different and am hoping for a sequel. But I found the narrative throughout time so fascinating! Not everything is for everyone though! Hope you like your next book better! 5y
Purrfectpages @Laalaleighh that's one thing I love about Litsy. There are some great discussions and not everyone has to agree! I never thought about a sequel, but I see your point! (edited) 5y
Laalaleighh Same! I love that we all react to things so differently and getting to see that without any drama is one thing that makes Litsy so refreshing! I loved this book but I'm just as interested in why others didn't as I am in hearing people agree with me! For instance I'm not very picky with my magical realism, the more the better for me, but I have respect for people who are very discerning with their tastes in it and always curious to see what works 5y
Laalaleighh for them and what doesn't! 5y
Purrfectpages @Laalaleighh agreed! I still like to see what other people say! 5y
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Purrfectpages
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Something about fortune telling has always intrigued me. I've never taken it seriously, but I have had a lot of fun with it. Not sure what this one will be like, but I'm eager to dive in. Anyone read this yet?

Laalaleighh Me!!!! 🙋🏼 I really loved it! 5y
Purrfectpages @Laalaleighh yay! I'm excited! 5y
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sherryvdh
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I have been M.I.A. from social media lately. Its been about two weeks of guests, entertaining, and very little reading. Now, all the visitors have gone, and I'm getting in a little me time. Glad to be back, and see what everyone has been up to lately. #summervacation #lazydayreads #currentlyreading

ValerieAndBooks Welcome back!! 5y
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