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The Bear and the Nightingale
The Bear and the Nightingale | Katherine Arden
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KatieDid927
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Ah I loved this book. I really dug all the Russian mythology. I‘m looking forward to seeing where the trilogy goes.

swynn I'm in the middle of Book 3 and I promise it gets even better! 21h
KatieDid927 @swynn Yay, thanks! I was recently disappointed by the Shades of Magic trilogy so now I‘m a little more trepidatious than usual. 20h
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KatieDid927
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Thought I‘d do better, but then again, I never really understand the reasoning for how these lists are compiled.

https://www.listchallenges.com/1000-books-you-may-have-actually-read

Settings I got 350. Years reading whatever was the most popular on GR and have read like 50 books by Stephen King. 2d
GondorGirl 313, and I'm also wondering how they compile the list. It seems so random. 2d
Settings I think it's just the fiction shelf ordered by number of shelf adds. Or similar. 2d
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KatieDid927 @Settings @GondorGirl Ah gotcha. I just see newer releases on there but stuff I consider to be classics not. Always kinda interesting. 2d
j9brown I only got 173 and I think I got a few "wrong," I couldn't remember if I read the book or saw the movie ? 1d
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MrsBibliophile
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This little Russian fairytale is such a charming and exciting story. I absolutely adored the lead character, Vasya. Her spunk and overall against-the-norm views on life make her likable and relatable. I had to read and then re read several parts of the book to fully grasp what was happening. Culturally, I found this tale fascinating.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good fairytale.

📚📚Happy Reading!📚📚

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Jovy
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Such a lush, magical, atmospheric tale! Worth all the hype, in my opinion. And as everyone said, it really is the absolute perfect book to read in winter. ❄️❄️❄️❄️

#MMDChallenge Three Books by Same Author 1
#MountTBR2020

Blueberry This cover always makes me pause. So pretty. 4d
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bookishbitch
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This is a pretty perfect read for winter and I stayed up quite late last night reading during the storm. I'm amazed that this is the author's first book. I get the hype now. Fantastic writing and storytelling. I loved it and will definitely read more by her.

aartichapati Loved this book! And its sequels, too ♥️ 5d
bookishbitch @aartichapati I will have to check those out for sure! 5d
aartichapati @bookishbitch they are also great on audiobook! 5d
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Johanna414
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I loved this book so much! And really, I read it at the perfect time. We're in the middle of a snowstorm and last night I swear I couldn't tell if I was cold because our house is old and drafty, or because I was just so into the story. I'm really looking forward to the companion novels.

KatieDid927 I‘m reading this after I finish my current book! 6d
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Chellebearss
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I am on a roll with another 5⭐️ read! Highly recommended! #8of2020

AlaMich Don‘t miss the sequels...I love this trilogy! I rarely read series books one right after another but I made an exception for these. 1w
BookwormM Agreed the whole series is amazing 1w
Chellebearss @AlaMich I didn‘t realize there were more! I‘ll have to grab them. Thanks! 1w
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Chellebearss @BookwormM I will have to keep going. Loved that one! 1w
AlaMich You didn‘t?! You are in for such a treat! The next one is 1w
ravenlee It‘s been so long since I read the first two I will have to reread before devouring the third. Throw me in that briar patch! 7d
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JaneyWaneyB
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#ThursdaySurvey from @laurenslibrary

1. Yep good old winter here in Blighty
2. Rarely it tends to prefer to rain🌧 and blow a gale🌬
3. Fleecy PJ's, blankets, tea so you can be snuggly whilst reading
4. Cup of tea
5. Tagged. Loved this triology set in a very cold & snowy Russia

#Winter #Snow #ReadingDay #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Readers #Tea #Reading #Russia #Relax #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #BookWorm

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
Bear and the Nightingale | Katherine Arden
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1. Yes, and the temps are finally starting to feel like it.
2. Definitely, although I learned the snowiest month is March.
3. Snow days are pretty and make great reading days!
4. I always want hot chocolate, since we drank it after playing in the snow growing up.
5. Katherine Arden's Winternight trilogy based on Russian folklore, starting with the tagged book.

#thursdaysurvey
@laurenslibrary

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rmaclean4
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Loved this intricate exotic fantasy book based on Russian fairytale. Can't wait to read the next in the series. Hard to believe this is the authors first book!! 4 🌟

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lowellette
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Arden draws from Russian fairytale and folklore to deliver a rich novel. Deals with Christianity vs Frost demons, stepmothers, and girls‘ limited opportunities in society.

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erank58
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A little bit of a slow start, but once the world and characters started to take some substance, I couldn't put it down! I loved the fairytale-esque writing style, and the ending left me excited to see where the series will go.This was another great winter read ❄

Zoes_Human This is my go-to book whenever someone ask for a “wintery“ book. 2w
rmaclean4 Agreed. I just finished this today also! 2w
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rmaclean4
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#snowyreadathon...here in Knoxville it is going to be 75 degrees today! Crazy! I am determined to finish the tagged book. I have not had time to read this week so my #bookreport remains the same from last week. 2020 is off to a slow reading start for me.

Centique Some weeks are just slower than others 😊 main thing is to enjoy your reading when you do get a chance! I hope you enjoy this book, I really liked it. 2w
rmaclean4 @Centique loving The Bear and the Nightingale...have you read the rest of the series? 2w
Centique @rmaclean4 not yet! I‘m looking forward to it though 😊 2w
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xxjenadanxx
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I primarily chose to read this book to complete the “Winter Setting on the Cover“ prompt on a reading challenge I am doing on FB but I ended up loving it. Its a dark, witchy, magical combination of Russian folklore and history set in a northern village in what I assume is Siberia. While it is technically the first in a trilogy by the end I was left feeling entirely satisfied and I don't really feel the urge to read the other two books.

BookwormM You really should read the whole trilogy it is amazing 2w
JaneyWaneyB Totally agree with @BookwormM you should read the triology, you will not be disappointed 2w
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rmaclean4
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#boutofbooks day one. Currently reading. I am almost done with the tagged book and loving it. Feels like the perfect winter read. I am also savoring The Dutch House.

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megzlynn
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This book was everything I hoped it would be. After hearing crescentmoonreads rave about it on her Booktube channel I knew I had to pick it up. My husband bought it for me at Christmas. I started it that night and I was hooked.

Full review: https://readinginthewildwood.com/2020/01/04/the-bear-and-the-nightingale-review/

ShelleyBooksie Have you read the first two books in the trilogy? 3w
megzlynn @ShelleyBooksie This is the first one. It‘s the only one I have read so far. I can‘t wait to pick up the second though! 3w
ShelleyBooksie @megzlynn - I am so glad to hear that its excellent on it's own as I received it from a lovely litten and thought I had to read the other two first. I cannot wait to dig in! 3w
BookwormM It is an amazing trilogy I loved every book 3w
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rmaclean4
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#bookreport I am working my way through The Bear and the Nightingale and loving it. I am also reading The Dutch House. I can't believe I have waited so long to read The Dutch House. Ann Patchett is one of my all time favorite authors. I am also listening to Ask Again, Yes. Very happy with my first reads of 2020.

Prairiegirl_reading Nice start to the year! 👍🏼 3w
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Johanna414
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My first book of the new year and I am loving it!

Well-ReadNeck 🤗🤗🤗 This was my first book of 2019! I was so hooked I read the other two books in the series straight away! 3w
Johanna414 @Well-ReadNeck I got them all for Christmas, so I might just do that! 3w
TheBookKeepers I love this edition‘s cover!!!! I also loved this book!! 3w
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booksandsympathy
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These were my favorite books from 2019. Hopefully I have another great year in books in 2020.

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Buechersuechtling
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First time for bookish excitement in 2020‼️😃
I was riveted by the review @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime published of this book – aaaaaaaaand 🥁 lucky 🍀 me, my library has it. So I directly put it on my wish list‼️🙌🏼

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MeganAnn
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My last book of 2019! All the Litsy love for this one is well deserved. A beautiful tale of Russia and winter and magic and folklore. Perfect reading during the snowy weather we‘ve been having.

This one definitely goes on my favorites list! ❤️✨❄️

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime this was my last book for 2019 too 🎉📚 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Happy New Year! 3w
MeganAnn @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I see you also enjoyed it! ❤️🎉✨ 3w
MeganAnn @erzascarletbookgasm happy new year to you as well! 🎉✨📚✨❤️ 3w
valeriegeary What a great book to end the year on! 3w
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"????? ???? ??? ???? ??? ????, ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????."

I have been meaning to read this book for awhile. I love hearing the fables & fairy tales of different cultures. The cold magic of Rus' created an atmosphere that I enjoyed reading about but would never want to personally encounter. I was wrapped up warm in my own faux fur blanket glad to be far from Vasya's home.

Buechersuechtling I love your review … How did you get the italic quote in at the beginning❓😃 Will you want to tell me❓🙇🏽‍♀️ 3w
Buechersuechtling @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime How cool. Thank you‼️😃 3w
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thebluestocking
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This is a lovely book based on Russian fairy tales and folklore. I love the way Arden told this story, as the old world collided with Christianity. As promised, the setting is a character in itself and the pervasive cold makes this one a great winter read. The writing was beautiful and the characters interesting.

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booksandsympathy
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This book is such a beautifully written fairy tale that really brought medieval Russia to life. I'm a total sucker for folklore and lately have been drawn towards Slavic folklore. Vasilisa is an imperfect heroine who grew in her strength throughout the book. I also related to the conflict between Christianity and folk traditions depicted here. I'm so glad I have the rest of the trilogy because I want to read more! Highly recommend it!

PatriciaU Arden‘s Winternight Trilogy has become one of my very favorites. I keep re-reading them! 4w
booksandsympathy @PatriciaU I'm already starting the second book. 4w
PatriciaU 👍 Enjoy! 4w
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ferskner
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I'm in the Arctic Circle (Kiruna, Sweden), and this seemed like the correct winter reading.

Texreader Are you really in the arctic circle in Sweden now? So cool!! 4w
ferskner @Texreader yep! It's the trip of a lifetime and it's incredible! 3w
Texreader @ferskner So excited for you!! My in-laws met us in Trondheim then drove across to Sweden, where I believe it‘s pretty dense forests. But I don‘t think they got close to the arctic circle. Another Norwegian in-law sailed the “Northwest Passage” so I suspect he came the closest. Really really amazing. Thrilled for you!! 3w
ferskner @Texreader that sounds like a fabulous trip! I've spent so much time in Scandinavia, but I never get tired of it. 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 🖤🖤 4w
Bklover It‘s a perfect book for December! 4w
OriginalCyn620 Great pic! 😊 4w
megzlynn I‘m reading it right now and it‘s great! 4w
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megzlynn
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Sitting at the doctor. Not how I wanted to spend my Sunday morning. At least I‘m getting some reading time in.

Lucy_Anywhere That sucks! I hope it's nothing too serious 4w
EmilyM Bummer-- but you've got a good book there! Feel better! 4w
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GatheringBooks
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#DearDecember Day 28: This definitely qualifies as #CozyComfort with tagged book the absolutely perfect winter read.

Chrissyreadit That really looks like a perfect evening! 4w
britt_brooke You‘re too cute!! 4w
kspenmoll What a wonderful evening & beautiful photo of you! 4w
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batsy You look adorable! And super comfy. 4w
Reviewsbylola Your outfit looks so comfy! I need it! 4w
Eggs Lovely pic 💗🤗💗 4w
marleed Ahhh, adorable pic! 4w
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JenReadsAlot
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love it, but just didn't...

Tamra Me too. In general magical realism and fantasy are difficult for me to fall into. 1mo
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megzlynn
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I am so blessed to have awesome friends and family. I received these for Christmas and I can‘t wait to read them all.

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/12/26/books-i-received-at-christmas/

Deifio Lovely! Really cool books! Happy reading 😍😍 1mo
megzlynn @Deifio Thank you! 💕 1mo
PaperbackPirate Start with The Bear and the Nightingale! Happy Reading! 🐻 4w
megzlynn @PaperbackPirate I did! I am about 50 pages from the end and I love it. 😍 4w
PaperbackPirate Yay! The whole series is 💯! 4w
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Johanna414
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My Christmas book haul😁 The Arden trilogy from my mom and The Starless Sea from my husband. Can‘t wait to read them!

CherylRussell What a great haul! 1mo
Emily92Bibliophile LOVE that series! Beautiful editions 💙 1mo
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booksandsympathy
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So excited to get this series from my family for Christmas. They seem like the perfect books to read curled up under a blanket. We like putting creative things on our gift tags, so this was from the Unbearably Towering Witch. 😄

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GatheringBooks
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I am finding this to be the perfect winter read. #WomenReadWomen2019

Gezemice Love your polar bear! And cute photo of you too :) 1mo
BarbaraBB Great pic 😘 1mo
Aimeesue That is a FABULOUS winter read. Even the spring parts felt chilly. 1mo
Eggs Great photo🤗 1mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Started with Grinch coffee and moved on to Grinch wine! 🎄😊
Reading tagged book today.

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megzlynn
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Getting some reading done at my parents before the Christmas rush starts. I can‘t think of a more perfect morning. Merry Christmas, Littens! 🎄🎄

Zoes_Human I think that is one of the world's most perfect winter books. 1mo
umbrellagirl Merry Christmas 🎄🎄 1mo
megzlynn @Zoes_Human Agreed! 1mo
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GatheringBooks
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Perfect Christmas Eve read by the fireplace. Brrr. What are you reading by the fire as you wait for Santa Claus to come, fellow bibliophiles?

Bookwormjillk I‘m reading 1mo
Daisey Looks like a lovely spot to read this evening. I‘m reading (edited) 1mo
GatheringBooks @Bookwormjillk oooh looks like an interesting read!! 1mo
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GatheringBooks @Daisey one of my fave christmas reads 1mo
Bklover I‘m reading 1mo
Bklover Not sure I‘ll be reading it in an hour though. It isn‘t grabbing me. I may switch to 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo! 1mo
GatheringBooks @Bklover fantasy is always great for a winter read. 1mo
Andrew65 @Bklover The Name of the Wind is a great book. 1mo
GatheringBooks @Andrew65 oooh! mystery for christmas! sounds awesome! 4w
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megzlynn
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Starting an early present from my hubby. I‘m so excited. 😍

Karisa Nice! I really liked that one! 1mo
MoonWitch94 I liked this one a lot. 1mo
mariaku21 I loved that one! 1mo
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Caroline2
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This was brilliant! Set in medieval Russia in the midwinter with folk lore and magic galore! Beautiful writing and completely immersive; I lived in this book! Defo recommend for Robin Hobb & Sarah J Maas fans! This is a contender for my fav book of the year! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

taraWritesSci I had the same reaction when I read it. Such fantastic storytelling! 1mo
Caroline2 @taraWritesSci I can‘t wait to read book two now! 😀 1mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I'm reading this now & loving it 1mo
Caroline2 @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime it‘s so good isn‘t it! 😃 I need to order book two ASAP. 👍 1mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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Magnificent! The story is wrapped up in fairy tales & superstition conflicted with religion. Vasya is a leading lady to be reckoned with as she stays true to herself & the old ways with a knowledge of the magical world. The writing whisks you off to a cold, snowy Russia where life is harsh and cruel & the fairy & folk tales come to life with a cast of characters leading a journey of coming of age with a fight at the end that pulls at your heart.

CherylRussell Be sure to read the next two in the series! Loved these books. ❤️❤️ 1mo
JaneyWaneyB @CherylRussell already started The Girl in The Tower and The Winter of the Witch is sat there waiting too. Such a great first book🤩 really looking forward to the next book great to hear a recommendation thank you 😁 1mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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Enjoying a Gingerbread Latte and a few chapters whilst waiting for my friend to have a bit of dinner and a catch up

This book is AMAZING. I am loving every word in every chapter. This is a great book for cold winter nights as the fairy tale whisks you away to the snowy lands of Russia with spirits and magic a plenty.

#Reading #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #GingerbreadLatte #Cozy #ReadABook #Bookaholic #ReadingCommuter #BookNerd

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kellyann28
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Got this back today in the mail from our previous #LMPBC @Bookishthoughts @irre @TheBookKeepers

Can't wait to see everyone's notes 😊

TheBookKeepers Yay! Funny bc I just started the sequel on audiobook today! 1mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers Let me know what you think! Looking back on this one (as I read everyone's notes) gives me more of an appreciation of the whole story. I think I want to continue it. 1mo
TheBookKeepers Ok I‘ll keep you posted! I was wanting something Wintery feeling since ya know, it‘s 80 degrees here 🤣🎄 1mo
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kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers 🥶🥶 I wouldn't know about that 1mo
TheBookKeepers Eek you need a book about sunshine!!!!! 1mo
Bookishthoughts Thank you for your patience with my terrible timing. 1mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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This book has been on my TBR list for a while so hoping it will get me out of my reading slump.

Happy Sunday Reading Littens

#SundayReadersSociety #Reading #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Books #BookNerd #Bookaholic #TBR #ReadingDay #ReadingCommuter #WeekendAllBooked

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Avanders
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Sooo close to finishing this (which took me tooo long to get through bc life!), but happy that it‘s December and things like lit Christmas trees (decorations still to come) and Harry Potter LEGO advent calendar exist in the world 🥰

Note to #cbbc and #lmpbc recipients: sorry for my delay! Beth, yours will hopefully be in the mail today, and Chelle, I still have to read 🦛 and will send yours, also including #historicalhussies once I‘m done! ♥️♥️

AmyG Beautiful tree! 2mo
Bookishthoughts Love the MC spirit! Beautiful tree⛄ 2mo
BethM No worries I‘m not sending mine off yet either! 2mo
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Avanders @AmyG @Bookishthoughts thank you! ♥️♥️ @BethM I got it sent yesterday! 😅 also, when my mom heard that a friend in WI likes romances... she insisted I send a small pile of paperbacks she had from the library sale. Those are on their way too... should arrive Thursday in a small box. 😁 If you‘ve already read, aren‘t interested, etc., please just pass them on. 😉♥️♥️ 2mo
BethM That‘s so awesome tell her thank you! 2mo
CaroPi I just bought this book on Friday! But I think I will not read it till next year.. 2mo
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bookishbitch
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Stuck at work for lunch due to the weather. Such a bummer. #notreally

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Blueberry
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2mo
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kradebaugh
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This National Bestseller book written by Katherine Arden was an awesome read. It takes place in Russian Wilderness in the middle of winter. This story is about a young girl named Vasilisa who must dig deep and bring about dangerous gifts that she had kept hidden to keep her village safe from evil. I think this would be a great book for a literature circle in a 5th grade or middle school classroom. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh UDL 3.1 Activate and supply background knowledge and 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols. ESOL I would break the text down and associate pictures with words and pair with a partner 2mo
haleyklein This looks like a really good read, thank you for sharing! 2mo
DrSpalding What genre? You need a resource. 1mo
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Blueberry
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Spent my day reading this while outside a windstorm blew down my tree into my neighbor's backyard and knocked down three sides of my fence. I'm in denial.
(This photo is not my home.)
@NataliePatalie

Buechersuechtling Oh. Unpleasant. I hope you have a good relationship with your neighbours, so that all gets sorted out quickly and well. 3mo
Blueberry Thank you @Buechersuechtling . I appreciate your lone sentiment. 3mo
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Blueberry
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Currently reading.

SimplyShelia Loved this one! Enjoy! 3mo
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uwak
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a lovely, atmospheric read 🐎 I was interested in this book initially because it was a partial retelling of the Vasilisa the Beautiful folktale but the book also explores Russian house and nature spirits, which I really enjoyed. Arden's writing style is reminiscent of classical writing but in a way that is palatable, and she articulates a setting that is both cozy and unsettling.

#fantasy #Russianmythology

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uwak
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next #nightstand read 🛏️ and after this I should be done with all the books I bought back in July 😅

cjk Great read! 💜 3mo
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