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Spinning Silver
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called "very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic" by The New York Times Book Review. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold. But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand. Naomi Novik once again creates a wonderfully rich, multilayered fantasty world that readers will want to return to again and again.
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Crimson613
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5⭐! Even though there were 6 POVs we follow, it's easy to keep up with each narrator because they each have their own distinct personalities. While the story runs much slower than I'm used to, I was just really immersed in the storybuilding and the eventual #slowburn #romance. The main selling point are the girls, but really liked how interwoven everyones stories were and the concept of debts, payments, and consequences

#MagicalReadathon2019

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Crimson613
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So the NEWTs part of the #MagicalReadathon2019 is happening right now! Found out about it because @Schnoebs is participating and figured I'd double book it and do my "make up exams" and the NEWTs ??? And because I think alchemy is cool, my Wizarding career is Alchemist!

I'm going to try to only use novels for as long as I can, then manga once it's almost time to end ??

Learn more about it here: https://youtu.be/Rq7vFHcngYs

Status: 5/29

Schnoebs That‘s so impressive!!!! Good luck! 1w
Crimson613 @Schnoebs thank you! I'm going to work hard this month xD 1w
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VioletBramble
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My planned reads for August. As usual many of them are for the Category Challenge at #LibraryThing
I‘ve actually been reading Spinning Silver for months. I‘m enjoying the book but finding it really slow going.

rachelsbrittain I love Akemi Dawn Bowman! Have your tissues ready for those 3w
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Moll
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It was a grey cold day, and the sun did not come out, but the road glittered anyway.

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Moll
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If you tried to look right at it, you couldn't see it. If you looked away, it was there gleaming in the corner of your eye.

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Clockworkbee
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I love a gritty, no nonsense heroine and Miryem definitely fits the bill. She drags her family back from the brink of starvation and faces every challenge thrown her way with grim determination. Novik‘s fairy tales are atmospheric and utterly gripping. You won‘t be released from her spell until you turn the final page.

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EastWind76
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My book club is having an amazing ladies' weekend in Galena, Illinois this weekend... of course we all brought books, so I just started this one!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I finally got this from the library, and made the time to read it. I can see why some found it long in parts, but I enjoyed all the shifting POV‘s of the ongoing story, even as I wanted to rush to the end. I loved the mixing and melding of a few classic fairy tales into something new and compelling, and some great nods to ongoing human conflicts, Jewish culture and persecution, environmental issues, women‘s rights, etc.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hey @BarbaraTheBibliophage I finally finished a prompt from winter! A fairy tale retelling @Booked2019 😂 1mo
TheBookKeepers Loved this one! 1mo
SW-T Took me a bit to get into it, but once I did I enjoyed it. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Woo hoo—great pick and review! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @SW-T Same here! 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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....why does this make me think of someone specific 🤔

Bklover Boy no kidding. 1mo
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MarriedtoMrT I loved that book. 1mo
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Moll
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...you could feel the chill creeping along the ground as though breathed out faintly by some distant giant...

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Moll
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I could feel it on my side, a shimmer of colder wind trying to press against me and pierce through to my skin, but I didn't care. I was colder inside than out.

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Moll
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I liked to feel their eyes on me, weighing me like a purse, and being able to hold my head up when they did it, feeling my own worth.

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TiffanyMichele
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Okay. This book was marvelous. The ending was amazing and just what I needed. It did get a bit angsty in 3/4 section but it was so good! Like 6-7 POVs by the end of the book. Two iffy scenes that didn‘t go anywhere near smut. It was a solid four star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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It‘s #TBRTuesday & halfway through the month already, & Halfway Through Summer 😱

Here‘s where my July plans stand! Slowly but surely moving forward, the blurred ones are done, 4 others are in progress and will hopefully be finished before the end of the month, and 2 are probably getting swapped out with next month because some library holds came in sooner than I expected.🤷‍♀️. Just keep swimming, swimming 🏊‍♀️🐠, I mean reading, reading.📚

DivineDiana Great progress! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1mo
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Moll
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

His lantern was swinging inside the house, making eyes of the windows, looking for me.

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Moll
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Cn: death

Da always buried the babies there even though the ground was hard to dig, because he didn't want to spare planting ground.

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Moll
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

No one had ever shouted at me in my life: my mother with her quiet voice, my gentle father. But I found something bitter inside myself, something of that winter blown into my heart: the sound of my mother coughing, and the memory of the story the way they'd told it in the village square so many times, about a girl who made herself a queen with someone else's gold, and never paid her debts.

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Moll
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When my mother spoke, I inhaled all the warmth of that memory with her words, and longed for it with my cold hands curled into painful knots. I thought of going there to stay, a beggar girl, leaving my father alone and my mother's gold forever in our neighbours' houses.

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Moll
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The real story isn't half as pretty as the one you've heard.

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Butterflyamore
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Why is DNFing books so hard to do? I‘m trying to be better about not forcing myself through books I am not enjoying and I think I‘m doing better with that this year! In my latest video, I‘ll show you all of the books I‘ve given up on in 2019! https://youtu.be/osXgkL232Ws

#booktube #dnf #abandonedbooks #unpopularbookopinions

Crazeedi I know what you mean, I just bailed on one I read halfway, but I just couldn't...😕 1mo
Sweetkokoro I also recently started DNFing more books this year. It wasn‘t until I got on litsy that I realized it‘s okay to not finish a book if you just don‘t like it. 1mo
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BooknerdsLife Sometimes I just pretend the book (I want to DNF) didn‘t happen 🤣 1mo
Cailey_Mac I used to never DNF a book, so mostly I would just put them down for “later”. There have been at least 5 in the past few years I definitely DNF‘d because of some strong negative feelings towards it 1mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore Enjoyed your video again and your blouse was very pretty. I don't do a lot of DNF but I have done a few. One was very popular, YOU by Caroline Kepnes. The language was horrible. The F word was used so many times that it got annoying to me. Also explicit sex I don't care for. My 1 star book this year has been Something In the Water by Catherine Stedman. It was predictable and I didn't like the main character. 1mo
EadieB Another one I should have DNF'd:
Second Life by S.J. Watson - 432 pgs. - ★★ - 6/4/2019
Julia's sister has been violently murdered. In order to find out who murdered her sister, Julia must become involved with a dangerous stranger online. Her search will jeopardize her marriage, her family and her life. I was a bit disappointed in this book. The main character was very annoying and I did not enjoy the explicit sexual language with the online scenes
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EadieB @Butterflyamore This one is very popular but I did not like it:
Maid by Stephanie Land - 288 pgs. - ★ - 6/28/2019
I listened to this on audio and could not relate to the author. She is an annoying complainer and this book is nothing but a pity party! It‘s very boring and there is a lot more better books out there to read. Poorly written. I cannot recommend this one as it is not worth reading in my opinion!
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EadieB @Butterflyamore I read Spinning Silver and liked it but I agree too many POV's. In Cold Blood was a winner for me because I like True Crime. I thought maybe you didn't like the violence because that was hard to read. 1mo
wordslinger42 I also started DNFing in the last year or so. When I was in college as an English Lit major, I had no choice but to finish books no matter how much I hated them, so it was just my habit for awhile. But it's so much nicer to just stop reading if I want to! Life's too short and there are too many good books to read ones I can't stand! 1mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB Thanks! I wonder how I will end up liking Maid. Pity parties are so draining so I fear I might not care for it. It sounds like I wouldn‘t enjoy You or Second Life. 1mo
Butterflyamore @Sweetkokoro Yes, Litsy and FB book groups have really helped me realize that it‘s absolutely okay to not finish a book. I really do think it ultimately leads to me reading more in the end! Life is too short for books we‘re not enjoying. 1mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore I would have to agree with your assessment. I do own Round House and I know she is a very good author so I do look forward to reading that one someday. 1mo
Suet624 @EadieB I am SO glad to read your opinion on Maid. I bailed on that and I rarely bail. I had similar issues: no money, no support, single mom. I never once complained. I felt like that‘s all she did. 1mo
Suet624 @Butterflyamore @Sweetkokoro Litsy helped me too with bailing on a book. For some reason I never thought I should do it. It‘s still rare for me to do, but at least I give myself permission now and again. 1mo
EadieB @Suet624 I just kind of think that she could have tried a little harder to get a better job and I know my comments would not be popular but where did she get the money for all of those tattoos. She just made very bad decisions and I feel as though she is her own worse enemy. lol Not nice of me but that's my feeling. 1mo
Butterflyamore @Suet624 @EadieB I was a single mom in the same type of situation for 15 years. I did the best I could with what little I had. I‘m beginning to fear this book is going to make me very angry! I definitely empathize with other poverty stricken single moms but there is a difference between telling your story and intentionally trying to make others feel sorry for you. 1mo
Suet624 @Butterflyamore Exactly....doing the best you can with what little you had. And not trying to get others to feel sorry for you. I think there may be smoke coming out of your ears when you read this. 😂😂😂 1mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore I was never in that position but my sister was and she spent most of her time trying to hook up with rich lawyers but most of them were drunks and losers. She lived way beyond her means and my father was constantly having to bail her out. Her life was one bad decision after another. She lived in Florida and had a tanning bed in her house and died of melanoma at age 55 in 2007. So sad. 1mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB Oh goodness! I am so sorry! That is very sad. I‘ve had a few single mom connections with women who have made similar choices. It really breaks my heart because I know their pursuit of “happiness” will be fruitless and I wish they could get to the point that they would see that. It‘s very hard to watch. 1mo
Butterflyamore @Suet624 I‘m definitely going to have to tag you with my thoughts when I finally get to it! Haha 1mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB @Suet624 I am disappointed, too, because I had anticipated a “things were hard and this is what I learned from that” type of book. 🙁 1mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore She spent most of her money making herself look good and never paid her bills. I sent her $1,000 one time and she said she would pay me back. I told her it was a gift but she sent me a check that bounced. What a slap in the face that was! Then she would never answer my phone calls and she told her kids horrible stuff about me and they don‘t talk to me anymore. She quit talking to my dad too. I think she knew she was dying. (edited) 1mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB That‘s terrible. I am so, so sorry. 1mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore Water under the bridge now! Too painful to think about! 1mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB I understand. It‘s not the same but I‘ve been ostracized from my family (sisters) and they have done very cruel and hurtful things but they have money and I think money/success/popularity has gone to their heads. It really does hurt to have to think about it! 1mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore Sometimes you have to forget your family and adopt some good friends and consider them family. I have my best friend that I have known since I was 5 and she is a better sister to me than my real sister. Why does that have to be? Is it sibling rivalry or something else? 1mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB Yes, I agree about family versus good, true friends. Some things go beyond sibling rivalry, I think. I‘m not sad to be free of the toxicity but there still is an ache that I can‘t quite explain. 1mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore I feel it too and I think it‘s because it‘s not suppose to be like that but sadly it is a real happening in some families. I think it‘s more prominent in dysfunctional families as everyone is just trying to survive. 1mo
Ddzmini I completely agree dnfing a book is so hard and I really can‘t write a bad or even iffy review??? Why is that 🙄 . I think it‘s because I see how the author writes the book and his/her feelings. I wouldn‘t want my work done that why so I just can‘t do it to someone else 🤷‍♀️. So I always find the positive and go with that 📖😋 1mo
Butterflyamore @Ddzmini I try to at least sandwich some positives in with my not so positive viewpoint. I do fully believe in honest reviews but I am usually able to find something worth commending when I have read a book all the way through and still failed to enjoy it. I agree that I wouldn‘t want anyone just tearing my work down. But constructive criticism can be a good thing, even when it stings. It‘s just hard to be the deliverer of that sting! 1mo
Ddzmini Yea I agree but I‘ll usually just put my opinion but in a nice way... like you‘ve said constructive rather than critical 📖😋 1mo
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Bindrosbookshelf
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I haven‘t been feeling the best this week and therefore haven‘t been reading that much (which is how you can tell something is off with me!).

I have been managing bits and pieces of Spinning Silver, my atmospheric read for the Hallow Isle in the #bookjunkietrials

Definitely a great read for winter, which it is here in Australia ❄️

#currentlyreading #bard #bookjunkietrials

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BarbaraJean
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June was a very prolific reading month, partly thanks to audiobooks for the #bookfitnesschallenge, and partly because I finished up several that had been in progress for a while. Here are my reading stats!

📕Nonfiction: 5 👧🏽Kids/YA: 4☀️SFF: 2 🐐Classics: 2 📚Fiction: 1 📓Poetry: 1

📚Print: 9 🎧Audio: 5 🖥eBook: 1

🏫Library: 8 💸Purchased: 4 📚TBR: 3

⭐️Five-star picks: Spinning Silver and Inspired

Julsmarshall Well done! I loved Spinning Silver too! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You had a great month! 💖📖💖 2mo
Aswenson Loved Spinning Silver as well! Next time Novak comes out with a book I will be buying it. 😉 2mo
BarbaraJean @Julsmarshall @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you! 📚💜📚 @Aswenson Definitely—I really want to check out her dragons series now! 2mo
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BarbaraJean
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This was excellent. I enjoyed it just as much as Uprooted, if not more—and was impressed at how well Novik handled the multiple first-person narrators. The richness of the themes woven throughout just became more apparent through my book club‘s discussion over the weekend. I kind of dismissed it as a bit of a stretch to call it a Rumpelstiltskin retelling until we started getting into all the thematic parallels during our discussion. So, so good!

catebutler I really enjoyed this one too! And LOVED Uprooted. I think she‘s an author I‘ll automatically pick up here on out. 2mo
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LyndseyReads
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What fun! I will read everything Novik writes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jchawkins The Temeraire series was one of my favorites! 2mo
TheBookKeepers Same! 2mo
LyndseyReads @jchawkins I need to read those! 2mo
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BarbaraJean
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I‘m enjoying a mug of tea on this gloomy Saturday, while bingeing the rest of Spinning Silver for my book club tomorrow. It‘s SO good! (Both the book and the tea!)

JazzFeathers Hey! You stole my bookmark! 😂 2mo
BarbaraJean @JazzFeathers 😂 I am certain we each obtained our own at exactly the same place!! 😁 2mo
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LyndseyReads
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My power went out today —a great excuse to sit on my porch and read the next pick for my book club!

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tdrosebud
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I feel so spoiled! Thank you so much @Reggie ! Everything looks great! I've already started in on the sweets, the tea looks delicious, and the books are perfect. Thank you, thank you!
#summersantagoespostal @BookishMarginalia

Reggie Yay, I‘m glad you liked it. 2mo
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raeintheworld
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So, I actually DNF‘d this a few months ago, almost halfway through. I picked it back up, and was completely enchanted by it this time. Timing is everything.

Bookwormjillk So true! 2mo
SW-T Yes, sometimes timing is everything! 2mo
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pythoness
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Almost 350 pages into Spinning Silver and I‘m very in love with this book. It has a different kind of magic to it than Uprooted, but I‘m enjoying it very much.

Will it beat Uprooted in my list of favorites? I don‘t know, at least not yet. There‘s still quite a bit of the story to pan out, but after accidentally peeking at the last page when I was looking for the “about the author” sort of blurb (whoops) I know it‘s certain to be interesting.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
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Hufflepuffle
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I finished this book last night and can honestly say it was a joy to read. Straight away you are transported to the hard, snowy Kingdom of Lithvas. It combines both real life and magical struggles, drawing you in from the first page. I adored the strength of the female characters, whether it was their bravery, determination, compassion or love it shone through and together made the story that much better. I love Naomi Novik‘s writing! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BooknerdsLife Awww love this new cover! 💙 I loved this book too! I totally agree with you! I Love the way she wrote these strong female characters 3mo
Hufflepuffle @BooknerdsLife Yay!! So glad I found someone else who loved this book! 🥰 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Hufflepuffle Love it so much I binge read it in one sitting 😅 Think I love it a little more than her first book 2mo
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Hufflepuffle
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The first Saturday of the month is the day I volunteer at our local community craft and tea rooms, which has been running with only volunteers for 25 years! I took my book in case it was quiet and read in the sun after my shift. I put a note in the suggestion teapot asking if we could create a small shelf where people can leave, take and swap books which I think a lot of our regulars would like! Also pinned on my dinosaur pins to my apron 🦕 🦖

Recommended4Reading @Hufflepuffle--I like your idea! Kinda like a “free library.“ So what is this local community craft and tea...I've never heard of anything like that before--sounds interesting. 3mo
Hufflepuffle @Recommended4Reading Yes! I was inspired by a few I had seen on Litsy! The tea rooms was started in my village 25 years ago when a lot of shops had closed and we needed something positive. We sell hot drinks, cakes and sandwiches. Run entirely by volunteers, we offer a cosy space with low prices to come for lunch or a snack. All proceeds go to local charities and we should reach a total of 640,000 of donations this year! 3mo
Hufflepuffle @Recommended4Reading We also offer a space for people to sell handcrafted cards and gifts 3mo
Recommended4Reading @hufflepuffle how wonderful is that! A whole community working together for positive change...LOVE IT! 3mo
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shanaqui
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Wow. In the end this was shaped *so* like Uprooted, even though it didn't feel that way at first. I enjoyed it, but the POVs are a weak point. Definitely not my #1 vote for the Best Novel Hugo, as it stands, but solid and satisfying.

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shanaqui
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I want to finish this book today, along with Seanan McGuire's Middlegame, but today I have been soooo busy playing with the bunnies, leash training them... and helping them be fashionable. #BunniesofLitsy

ReadingOverSleeping Excellent reading buddy 🐰 3mo
rabbitprincess So stylish! ♥️♥️ 3mo
rubyslippersreads Adorable! ❤️🐰👒 3mo
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Hmm. I suddenly wonder: knowing Novik's choice of romantic leads in Uprooted, are Miryem and the Staryk king going to end up actually together? He has been totally unpleasant so far, but so was the Dragon in Uprooted, and one review mentioned a similarity in the shape of the stories which honestly I wouldn't have said was the case so far, but if that happens...

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the-woman-who-read-everything
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This was a reread, but my first time reading it as an audiobook, and I loved it even more in this format. Novik has a way of making fairy tales seem fresh and new, and I highly recommend this book.

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Hufflepuffle
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Back home with my beautiful cat and lovely husband. A long day traveling called for an early night and a cosy reading session. My book is sadly a little travel worn after coming on holiday with me but I am whizzing through it and loving every second! #catsoflitsy

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Sorry for the radio silence, #BFC folks! My grandma died last weekend, and I haven‘t felt much like being on social media. But I did keep up with my yoga, running, and bookish goals.

Week two: Read two books (the audio to Spinning Silver is amazing, and this book is pretty much perfect. I love it). In week four of 5K training and did yoga every day. Hopefully, I‘ll be back to more regular posting in week 3 of #BookFitnessChallenge!

TrishB Sorry for your loss 💔 3mo
wanderinglynn So sorry for your loss. 💚 But way to keep plugging along! 🙌🏻 3mo
BookwormAHN Sorry for your loss, hugs 💔 3mo
emtobiasz Sorry for your loss 💔 3mo
Eyelit 💜💜💜 3mo
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Vagablonde
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Another beautifully written, luxurious world from Naomi Novik, with fully-realized characters and a deep appreciation for folklore.

Unfortunately I found it a bit difficult to follow which of the five or six first-person narrators was talking at any given moment, especially if I'd put the book down for more than a day. I also found one of the character endings unsatisfying, but that's purely subjective, anyway.

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Skyrimir
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While I didn‘t ace all my goals, I do think I moved around a lot today! I even made myself do my nighttime yoga even though I was feeling lazy. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc I‘m listening to this while I exercise, but I‘m having the same problem I had with her other book, I‘m so over the narrator! I‘ll probably finish it on paper.

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 3mo
Kaye 👍🏼🌟 3mo
BethM Well done! I struggled with this one on audio and ended up just abandoning it. 3mo
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Nessavamusic Great job! 3mo
AprilMae Good job! Keep it up!! 3mo
TheSpineView Way to go! 3mo
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the-woman-who-read-everything
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Audiobook and crochet - my favorite Sunday afternoon activity.

Texreader Beautiful! 3mo
CrowCAH What are you making? 3mo
the-woman-who-read-everything @CrowCAH a blanket for my bed. I‘ve been working intermittently on it for years and I‘m only halfway done 😂 3mo
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CrowCAH @the-woman-who-read-everything very cool; keep up the great work! 3mo
shanaqui Yaaaay for crochet! I should post an update on my book blanket. :D 3mo
Chelleo Nice! #audiocrocheting #audiocrochet Welcome to Litsy! 3mo
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jackilynn
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While I did enjoy this I would have say it was slightly confusing at times. It was multiple POV's and the author would switch between characters without even telling you who was who. It always took me a few minutes to adjust to the switch. Now maybe the audiobook wasn't the best format to experience this book but it is a little to late now.

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lauriedslack
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Loved this one! I actually ordered a copy for my personal library after borrowing this one from the library. As a Jew myself, Miryem‘s story was so compelling!

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hwestfall
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May is absolutely ridiculous around here. It is worse than December. I am loving this book but I keep falling asleep because I am exhausted. It is taking me forever to finish!

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shanaqui
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This was the most contrary pick to read given my current #TBRBingo, so being me it was obviously what I most felt like reading. I enjoy Miryem and the setting, but these unannounced POV changes are horrible. Especially when Irina suddenly jumped in as well. Is it better in the published book? Marked in some way? (I got the eARC and that's what I'm reading for now till the paperback's out.)

#WyrdandWonder

the-woman-who-read-everything I'm listening to the audiobook and the narrator does slightly different accents for each POV character, which helps a lot! If I remember from my first read, it gets better as the book goes on. 3mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Rereading this as an audiobook this time, and if possible, I love it even more!

shanaqui I need to get started! 4mo
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