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The Slow Regard of Silent Things
The Slow Regard of Silent Things | Patrick Rothfuss
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auris life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auris eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows....In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicles most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.
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HH_Baby_j
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She‘d strayed from the true way of things. First you set yourself to rights. And then your house. And then your corner of the sky. And after that . . . #KingKillerChronicles #PatrickRothfuss

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Kalalalatja
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A quick audiobook for my commute. I‘m so not ready to not be in this world, so I‘m trying to find every read-a-like I can. So if you have any recs for a big fan of Rothfuss‘ work, please post it in a comment! 🤞🙏

TrishB The hardback of this book is beautiful! Illustrated and everything. I really enjoyed the John Gwynne series this is the first. Has a bit more battles and baddies but a great series. 2w
Kalalalatja @TrishB thanks Trish, I have never heard of the series or the author, but it sounds super good! And now I need a print copy of this book! 2w
HH_Baby_j @Kalalalatja did you read the first two books in the series. I was a big fan. I can‘t wait till the third book comes out. #kingkillerchronicles 2w
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SheilaChew
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Current bedside stack. Halfway through The Slow Regard. If you like The Name if the Wind, you‘ll enjoy this story about Auri.

SheilaChew Finished in one day! Delightful! I loved reading about making soap. 2mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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For some reason, last night, I couldn't stop thinking about this little novella. I woke up today and it was still on my mind.

Guess I'm re-reading it today. 🤷‍♂️

For me, it's such a beautifuly little written story and I feel so cozy when I'm deep in its pages. I absolutely adore it.

Soubhiville Me too! I‘ve been thinking of replaying the audiobook, because I love the way Pat reads it! 3mo
TheBookishSock Ooooo I need to get this one! I just finished Wise Man‘s Fear 3mo
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SimplyShelia
Slow Regard of Silent Things | Patrick Rothfuss
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I was hoping for answers as to why Auri lives as she does, the answers are not in this book.

What you do get in this book is an intimate look into Auri's current day to day life. It is a beautiful character study. If you need a novella to get you out of your own head for a bit, this should do it. That being said, the book is not for everyone. You need to be able to give yourself over to Auri's simple tasks, not look for plots that aren't there.

GingerAntics I‘m feeling iffy on this one. It seems a pity to spend the price for a novel, for a novella, and not be sure you‘re actually going to like it. (edited) 3mo
SimplyShelia I borrowed it. I probably wouldn't recommend buying unless it was pretty cheap but them I'm frugal anyway. 3mo
Soubhiville I love this book. 3mo
SimplyShelia @Soubhiville It was not what I expected but it is so well written and simple yet deep. Some writers can't flesh out characters enough to make you care what happens to them but he manages to make you care about objects in this book! 3mo
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StephanieMarie
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Strange and wonderful, with absolutely GORGEOUS illustrations and an inside look into the world of Auri. This novella might not be for everyone (as Rothfuss warns at the start of the book) but it was definitely for me!
#Booked2019 pick for a book #gifted to me, by my lovely husband.

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Palimpsest Loved this book! 4mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Hurray for hubs for getting it right 🎉❤️🙌🏻 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fabulous!! ♥️📚👊🏻 4mo
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TheSpineView
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This book was very different from what I am used to from Rothfuss. For one thing no plot. Yet, I still liked it. It helped me understand Auri. As Ruyhfuss says at the end, she is broken and a lot of people can identify with that. The prose was very good but nothing really happened and you need to have read at least the first book in the series. 4 stars for book and narration.

AutumnRLS I found this book to be profoundly touching. It really hit me in all my soft spots. I love Ari. Not the book I was expecting, but sometimes that's a good thing. 5mo
TheSpineView @AutumnRLS Totally agree. Rothfuss did a good job with this character 5mo
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TheSpineView
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#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

Made my step goal again yesterday. I am hoping this is the week I walk 8K every single day.🤞 Finally started another audiobook, The Slow Regard of Silent Things.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And I love Slow Regard. 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
BarbaraJean Awesome!! I‘m interested to hear what you think of that one on audio—I eventually settled into it and enjoyed it, but found some of his phrasing really annoying early on! 5mo
julesG You are doing mighty fine! 5mo
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
TheSpineView @BarbaraJean I'll let you know. 5mo
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Kgrimond
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This book appreciates all the fine & simple things that contribute to a person's soul & heart.

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hwestfall
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I forgot how much I enjoy Patrick Rothfuss‘ writing. This was delightful and made me want to reread his books

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mellissimo
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Mehso-so

I finished this last night. I absolutly loved the artwork. It was interesting to learn more about Auri. I liked how all these little things around her made her so happy and excited.
But I found it a bit repetitive after some time. In the endnote of this book Patrick Rothfuss wrote how the book is not for those people who expect a normal story with a normal story line. Well, I guess I'm 'those people' 😅

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Chancecall
Mehso-so

Interesting read, well written but an odd book with only one character and everyday objects being the star of the show.

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mellissimo
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Sorry for the very late post @jhod ! I opened your package sunday night when I returned home. I love everything from it! I'm very curious for all three of the books. I can't even decide which to read first! 😂 I love Maltesers and the card with the cat and the little hedgehog are both so so cute 😍 Thank you! ❤
#cupidgoespostal @BookishMarginalia

jhod Glad you like! 9mo
jhod 😘 9mo
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tessavi
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about this book. I like Auri and it was interesting to learn more about her world/the Underthing, but it was a bit repetitive and the story dragged in some places. Shout out to the lovely art of Nate Taylor.

TrishB The artwork is beautiful. I just thought it was a lovely little side story, but finish the 3rd book!!!! 10mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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The tiny book in the #KingkillerChronicles with a tiny Hogwarts book and a tiny book necklace 😊

#Tiny #ANewChapter 🥂

#BookNerd 📚💙🤓

Andrew65 Patrick Rothfuss 😍 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚📚📚 10mo
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toofondofbooks
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I've shared this one before. It's one of my favorites.
#QuotsyJan19 #dragon

LiterRohde “Bilbo it up” Love that! 10mo
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jleighb
Pickpick

Listened to the audible book 1-2019. One of my favorite authors.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 9mo
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Palimpsest
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First off, what a stunning book title. This is the last book I read in 2018. It‘s my brother‘s copy so I‘m sure he‘ll be happy to get it back. Don‘t read this unless you‘ve at least read The Name of the Wind or it won‘t make any sense. Rothfuss even has a statement in this book that it is not for everyone. It follows Auri, a character in his other books and only her. It just simply follows what she does in her own way and how she thinks Loved it!

BethM This book touched my soul. 10mo
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CareBear
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After reading all day yesterday, I‘m off to a late start today. But we‘re ready now! #24b42019 #catsoflitsy #aurora

Andrew65 Patrick Rothfuss 😍 11mo
glitterkitty459 😻😻😻 11mo
CareBear @Andrew65 I know. I‘ve been saving this one. 11mo
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Liz_M Sigh another adorable kitty! 11mo
Liz_M Sigh another adorable kitty! 11mo
CareBear @Liz_M thank you!😻Litsy is full of them! 11mo
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BookHoarder32
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November wrap-up! 📚🦃🎉
Finished all these great books plus The Similars (out 1.1.19) and Runebreaker (out now) from #netgalley.

RachelAmphlett I spot a Ben Aaronovitch binge🙂 Having just finished Rivers of London earlier this month and eyeing up Moon over Soho, does the series continue well? I‘ve heard good things 12mo
BookHoarder32 @RachelAmphlett Definitely! I like how they all refer back to each other. I've started looking for the graphic novels too. (edited) 12mo
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Ddzmini
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It‘s a great book and a very short story. Very enjoyable 😋📖

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Ddzmini
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Next up the 2.5 edition to the kingkiller chronicle 😋📖

Leniverse 3.5? But there‘s no 3 yet? 13mo
Ddzmini @Leniverse it‘s actually 2.5 😖 13mo
Leniverse 😂 Ok, that makes sense. 13mo
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Oryx
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Calling all Kvothe-ites and Auri-ites, only #99ponkindle

TrishB I‘m not sure if the pictures will be as wonderful in kindle. It‘s a beautiful little book 💕 1y
Oryx @TrishB yeah it's one I'd recommend in hardcopy too. 1y
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toofondofbooks
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This is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read.

#julyinbooks18 #photochallenge #finishedinonesitting

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BethM
Slow Regard of Silent Things | Patrick Rothfuss
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Slightly broken and alone. This is how Rothfuss describes himself, and this story, and it's a good descriptor. Parts of this story reach in and touch fragments of your soul that you didn't know anyone else saw. Other parts of this story feel a bit odd and drawn out. Overall, I think I liked it. If you don't feel slightly broken and alone, this story likely isn't for you.

GondorGirl What a perfect review! 1y
BethM @GondorGirl thank you 😊 1y
Soubhiville Yes! Perfect review! 1y
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BethM Thanks @Soubhiville ! The longer I sit with this story inside me, the deeper it burrows itself. 1y
KathyWheeler I really liked this book, and the more I think about it the more I like it. 1y
BethM @KathyWheeler me too. 1y
Soubhiville @BethM if you feel like a reread sometime, I highly recommend the audiobook. Pat reads it himself. It brings out all the feels. 💕 1y
BethM @Soubhiville I'll have to do that! 1y
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451Degrees
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This is why I love this author😂👍🏻

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451Degrees
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When you are PATIENTLY *cough cough* waiting for the last book of the Kingkiller series to come out you gotta fill the time with other things. Thankfully this little gem is one of those things! Excited to be back in this story😍☺️ #kingkillerseries #patientlywaiting #auri

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OddBookishBee
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#riotgrams Day 8! #bestbookfriendship Auri and Kvothe

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kylienoele
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You know that character that you just love and cherish so much and want to protect from all of the bad things in the world? For me, that character is Auri! It‘s clear that something happened to her to make her the way she is and #IWantToHoldYourHand sweet Auri 😭💖
#HeyJune

Soubhiville I love her so much! 1y
GypsyKat Beautiful illustration! 💗 1y
Cinfhen Haunting drawing 1y
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KBuchana
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There was someyhing sweet and vulnerable about this strange little entry in the Kingkiller world, even if it was a little disappointing not to actually learn much more about Auri's story.

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nelehelen
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I started this earlier this week but hadn‘t been able to finish it by the #EpicBuddyRead discussion yesterday ... Hoping to be done by tonight so I can join late!

#BlameitonLitsy #Litsymademedoit

TricksyTails I loved this! No such thing as late! Join whenever you‘re able. 😊 2y
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BarbaraJean
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This was halfway between a pick and a so-so for me. While I loved Rothfuss‘ narration, I wonder if I‘d have enjoyed the beginning more if I‘d read it in print. It started out feeling overwritten—but I think I just needed time to adjust my expectations and settle into the language. It was full of poetry and wordplay and Auri‘s sweetness. I loved the hints of Auri‘s backstory, but wanted more! I hope we do get more about Auri‘s past in future books.

BarbaraJean Also: I loved reading this with the #EpicBuddyRead group and will really miss it!! Rothfuss needs to finish the next volume of Kvothe‘s story because I NEED it, but also so the Epic Buddy Readers can reconvene. 😊 Thank you to @TricksyTails and @MinDea for being such fantastic buddy read hosts!! 2y
Andrew65 I second that thanks to the wonderful @TricksyTails and @MinDea 🙌👏😍 been a wonderful experience and likely not to have read the books with the brilliant #EpicBuddyRead . Now just need the next books. Thanks also to everyone who joined in the great discussions. Will miss you all! 😍😍😍 2y
TricksyTails Aww thank you @BarbaraJean and @Andrew65 ! That means the world. Truly. Thank you for making this a wonderful buddy read. It was a blast! I can‘t wait to read the next book with all of you! 🤗♥️ 2y
Andrew65 @TricksyTails @BarbaraJean Me either ❤️❤️❤️, bring on (edited) 2y
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tonyahoswalt
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If you've read the first two books of the Kingkiller Chronicles and like the character Auri, you might like this book. I loved it. It's a look inside a week of her life, as odd, and beautiful, as it may be. Rothfuss continues to impress with his writing style.

ads0123 I loved this look into Auri‘s life! I really want to learn more about her!! 2y
tonyahoswalt @ads0123 me too! I would love to know about her past. 2y
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ScientistSam
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It's an odd story, but I liked it. It feels almost like a poem to Auri.

Not to be read if you haven't read The Name of the Wind. #EpicBuddyRead

hermyknee ♥️ Auri ♥️ 2y
blithebuoyant I‘m so glad you said this because I‘m not quite done with The Name Of The Wind and I have this saved on my Scrib‘d account! 2y
ScientistSam @blithebuoyant glad to help😜 2y
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mab-solenne
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Bailedbailed

With such a great title, good critical reviews, an intriguing standalone plot, and creative dreamlike language, I went into it excited. After maybe 40 pages i had to bail. Couldn't shake a growing feeling of dread over the constant not-so-vague mysogenistic and pedophilic view of this character, which does not believably pass as part of a larger story or a necessary narrative that will ever grow beyond the awkward wet dream on these pages.

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susanw
Slow Regard of Silent Things | Patrick Rothfuss
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Mehso-so

Between a so-so and a pan for me. I actually liked Aura in the books. But this one made me totally dislike her. Apparently I only need mysterious little bits of her, reading about the minutia her daily life was too much for me. Washing her hands and feet and placing junk in the appropriate place day after day does not a book make. Sorry #epicbuddyread -ers

Gezemice I thought this was a great three-page story repeated fifty times. 2y
Eggs Like the illustration 2y
susanw @Gezemice That is a much better review! Exactly how I felt. 2y
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tonyahoswalt
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Getting starting on my buddy read for this week, and showing off my current favorite bookmark from @Babiesandbooks !

TK421 Cool bookmark! I hope you enjoy this book. I love Auri! 2y
tonyahoswalt @TK421 It's a reread, but the only thing I remember is that I enjoyed it. I love Auri! 2y
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Cityofamber
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This book was so fun. I loved looking into Audi‘s life. This was beautifully written and unique. 😊😍 #epicbuddyread

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Andrew65
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I‘m not sure how you Review this book as even Patrick Rothfuss describes it as a book that breaks all the rules and that many people will not like it. This book is quite special though, not in the conventional sense, but it is delightfully self absorbed, a real treat to savour and to relax into. The use of language in it is quite delightful too and just oozes quality despite only 1 character and not really any action. Don‘t read though if you 👇

Andrew65 Haven‘t read The Name Of the Wind and The Wise Man‘s Fear, you need these to know who Auri is. 2y
LitsyOwl Great review. Rules are overrated. I will add all of them 👏🦉📚 (edited) 2y
ads0123 I read The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man‘s Fear, and then jumped into Auri‘s story. It‘s so different from the other two books, but it‘s so beautifully written. I really enjoyed it!! 2y
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TricksyTails Awesome review! 💜💜💜 2y
LibraryCin Love the cover! 2y
TK421 I agree. This book is beautifully written. 2y
Bookishthoughts Good to know thank you!👏 2y
rohit-sawant Great review! 2y
Andrew65 @TK421 It most definitely is! 👍 (edited) 2y
Andrew65 @ads0123 Agree wholeheartedly 👍 2y
Andrew65 @LibraryCin I think alll the U.K. covers for these books are beautiful. 2y
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Andrew65
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Week 15/52 2018 - #BookStats
4 Finished, 1819 Pages Read
6 Books Currently Reading 😬 (not pictured)

#LitsyAtoZ 0 (15/26)
#MountTBRChallenge 0 (7/52)
#YearoftheChunkster 0 (11/26)
#SeriesUptoDate 1 (7/20)
#SeriesFinished 0 (1/20)
#ListyPassport 0 (2/12)

Not done very well on my challenges this week!

somebooksaround Sounds eerie!! 2y
CrowCAH For your challenges, are you double counting books, like in more than one category? 2y
Andrew65 @CrowCAH Yes, if for example one was a Chunkster (over 600 Pages) and had been on my bookshelf for over 2 years (Mount TBR Challenge) I would count it in both categories. 2y
CrowCAH @Andrew65 got it, phew. I thought you were going to try and read a bazillion books this year to fill EACH category! But it‘s still a great challenge to try and fit your books into several categories! 2y
Andrew65 @CrowCAH Doing much better with some than others. Should finish the LitsyAToZ in the first half of the year for example. Then can focus on some of the others. 2y
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MinDea
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I absolutely loved this novella. 🤗🤗🤗 It was such a fun little story. A week in the life or Auri! So good!

#Shadow had to give his #PawOfApproval Too! 😸😸 #CatsOfLitsy @Zelma #Shippy

#BookReview #EpicBuddyRead @TricksyTails

Andrew65 I‘m about a third of the way through. 2y
AmyG I wish it explained more of her past. 2y
MinDea @AmyG I agree. I was hoping for more about her but I thought it was a beautiful little story. Definitely didn't tell us more about her and how she came go live in the Underthing though. 2y
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MinDea How are you liking it @Andrew65? 2y
AmyG @MinDea I liked it too. She is such a sweet character. I feel she may be very important in the future book...but who really knows? 2y
MinDea @AmyG did you feel like she has OCD? The washing her hands face and feet? 2y
AmyG @MinDea oh, absolutely. One of the reasons I am dying to hear how she got where she is. What the hell happened to her to make her like this? 2y
MinDea @AmyG yes I hope she has some bigger role in the final book to The King Killer Chronicles. And I really hope we find out more about her. Something had to of happened to her. She wasn't always like this I would imagine. 2y
AmyG @mindea Elodin knew her, right? I am thinking she went to the University at some point and it made her live the way she does? 2y
MinDea Yes @AmyG Eldoin knows her. They all ate a meal together on the rooftop! Was that ever said? That she went to the University or do you think she could know Elodin from a similar way of knowing Kvothe? Where is her family? How does she know how to make soap? How did she end up in the Underthing? So many questions. 2y
AmyG My guess is she either knows Elodin from University or she is related to him. Either way she is not happy with him. I‘d pick University. Maybe he was her teacher? 2y
MinDea That could definitely be a possibility! @AmyG I hope one day we find out! 2y
AmyG Alot of people will be pissed if we don‘t 😡 2y
TricksyTails I loved it!! 😍♥️😍♥️ Hi Shadow! 😽 2y
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