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Toil & Trouble
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
Toil & Trouble by Tess Sharpe,Jessica Spotswood will be available Aug 28, 2018. Preorder your copy today!
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GlassAsDiamonds
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Mehso-so

Another anthology with much the same response: the Tess Sharpe story was brilliant. Anna-Marie McLemore & Tehlor Kay Mehia were also quite good. The others were a mix of mediocre, mhe, annoying & outright depressing. Probably someone more interested in dystopians would enjoy this more than me and I‘ve given it a higher mark because it‘s extremely diverse, well written & well edited but I‘m just not an anthology fan. #MoreMehThanYeh #borrownotbuy

GlassAsDiamonds And with thanks to @Cinfhen & @TrishB for nailing the perfect hashtag!! 2w
Cinfhen Always a pleasure 💜 2w
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen 😊😊😊 How are things in your part of the world?? 2w
Cinfhen Good!! Hot 🥵 I had LOTS of visitors the past few weeks but it‘s finally quieting down. How about you?? How‘s that hand??? 2w
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Salaphina
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Pickpick

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved every story, though I definitely have some favorites. I took my time with it, pondering each story, so many of which left me wanting more. Some of these author have completely entranced me and I plan to seek out their other works for more glimpse into the magic and secret filled worlds they introduced me to in these pages.

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Salaphina
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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This book kinda fell into my lap, it was an impulse borrow from the library without having any idea of what it was about beyond the cover. But truthfully, ifs amazing! I‘m four stories in and each story is absolutely amazing! They feed my witchy, magic loving soul in ways I couldn‘t imagine!

kgriffith I still need to read this, Anna-Marie McLemore is one of my favorites, she has one in here! 3mo
Salaphina @kgriffith I haven‘t gotten to her story yet, but I‘m sure it‘s as amazing as the rest of them! 3mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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I am so sorry @amyrohn but I completely lost track of the date. 😲😲😲 I love everything girl! 😍 You did a great job!!!! Thank you so very much!!!!
😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘

#SummerSantaGoesPostal @BookishMarginalia

amyrohn Yay! I‘m glad you love everything! 5mo
BookishMarginalia Woohoo! 5mo
Avanders Lol that sticker pack! 😆😆 @amyrohn 5mo
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bookishrantings
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Pickpick

Read an ARC of this anthology awhile ago and LOVED IT! It's filled with witchy, feminist stories that I so enjoyed reading. The stories, the characters, and the authors are so diverse, you're bound to find a few you fall in love with. Highly recommend!

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MidnightBookGirl
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Story #2 Afterbirth by Andrea Cramer

I liked this one! Set in 1650's New England, it has a very Salem's Witch vibe to it (you even get court transcripts interspersed between a midwife's apprentice's pov).

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MidnightBookGirl
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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So the first story up is Starsong by Tehlor Kay Mejia. It's about a young bruja, instagram influencer who uses her ability to hear starsong to read charts and make art (she also reads charts for poly teens, which is cool). She almost died from partying last year, but she's done with that. Instead this is a story of a cute DM flirtation with a science minded girl. I was expecting a bit more toil and trouble, but it was cute.

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MidnightBookGirl
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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I recently, drastically, cleaned out my Goodreads tbr, and I requested a few books from my library. Short stories might just be what my brain needs at the moment- I'm too amped up for my NYC trip at the end of the month! I plan to review each story as I read it.

youneverarrived Ohh this looks good! 6mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

Finished this awesome book of ya short stories about witches last night on my way home from New York. Thanks again @Merethebookgal for getting it signed for me!!!

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Craftylikefox
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Quite Saturday morning reading on this cold, rainy day. I am really enjoying these beautiful short stories so much 💕

julesG Is it weird that I am admiring the art in the book and your blanket? I think I need to make a large cozy blanket for my reading chair. 12mo
Craftylikefox Not weird at all @julesG cozy blankets are great! (edited) 12mo
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mskayla07
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Mehso-so

I liked this overall but it wasn‘t spooky enough for me and some of the stories were very plain. But the last two stories were amazing!

mskayla07 Starsong 3.5 ⭐️
Afterbirth 3.5⭐️
The Heart in her Hands 4⭐️
Death in the Sawtooths 3⭐️
The Truth about Queenie 3⭐️
The Moonapple Menagerie 2.5⭐️
The Legend Of Stone Mary 3.75⭐️
The One Who Stayed 2⭐️
Divine Are The Stars 3⭐️
Daughters of Baba Yaga 3⭐️
The Well Witch 3.5⭐️
Beware of Girls With Crooked Mouths 2⭐️
Love Spell 3⭐️
The Gherin Girls 4⭐️
Why They Watch Us Burn 5🌟
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LibrarianRyan
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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@Eyelit the power of three is strong with this one! I finally have mini lights!! I have always wanted a set but for some reason never bought them. Steampunk fairy tale character cards!! And where in the world did you find a Mad Madam Mim book!!!!! Josh didn‘t understand. I‘m looking forward to the books. Literary witches sounds so interesting. I will be using the tea soon and Josh already stole the candy. haribos are his fav and he didby 👇🏻

LibrarianRyan Didn‘t thi k the chick I sticks were still made (I had no idea what they were but they smell fun). #witchpleaseswap (edited) 12mo
jpmcwisemorgan Oh I love those candies! They‘re a bit like the inside of a Butterfinger. 12mo
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan really? I love butterfingers. 12mo
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jpmcwisemorgan That‘s what they‘ve always reminded me of. I love Butterfingers too! 12mo
Eyelit So glad you like it! The madam mim notebook is from Redbubble - and I think chick o stick isn‘t made on a large scale like most other candies so I always try to stick up when I see them! They are basically peanut butter and sugar I think... just like the inside of butterfingers (and accidentally vegan 😂) 12mo
LibrarianRyan @Eyelit I won‘t tell Josh their vegan. He might not like them anymore. I will try one once I figure out where josh put the bag. 😁 12mo
Eyelit Your josh sounds like quite the trickster - stealing your treats!! 😅 12mo
LibrarianRyan @Eyelit we do t buy candy often and very little sweets because he is diabetic. He takes advantage when he can. 12mo
monalyisha I *love* this package! Great job, @Eyelit 🖤! The “Toil & Trouble” book is on my TBR. I forget who contributed to it that made me so excited (Stephanie Burgis? Y.S. Lee? Maybe?). Anyway... so much swag! Hope you both had a happy #WitchPleaseSwap! 12mo
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InLibrisVeritas
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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My first book of the #readathon is finished. It took a lot longer than it should have but I can't focus all that well today.
This was about 3.5 star read. Some of the stories were misses but most were pretty good. There is some great lgbtqia and race representation in here too. Some are fantastical and others rooted in actual culture.

Linsy I have a hard time with short stories during readathons. As soon as you get some momentum, the story is over! 13mo
InLibrisVeritas @Linsy I normally don't read them during readathons because of that exact reason, but my attention has been spread thin today so it was actually quite nice to feel like I finished a lot. 13mo
Linsy @InLibrisVeritas Good!! Sounds like you know your reading self well. 😊 13mo
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WondrouslyMad
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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dizie_lizie
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Ready for #spookathon 👻👻👻👻

If you‘re interested in participating, it runs from Oct 15-21st. There will be heavy chatter and all sorts of fun on the twitter handle @thespookathon

Announcement video for challenges can be found here: https://youtu.be/GFyma1oM3Ig

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enoyus
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Pickpick

Absolutely loved this anthology! So empowering emotional and relatable. There is such a variety of culture color and sexuality in this book. Five star read for me.

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enoyus
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“The most terrifying thing in the world is a girl with power. That‘s why they watch us burn.”

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Pickpick

I don't normally enjoy anthologies but I did like this one! All the stories had some similarities but were also their own and holy hell LGBTQ+ rep! 😍😍😍

Megara Stacking this!! 13mo
kgriffith SOLD! 13mo
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Linsy
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Pickpick

What a great collection! I loved the diversity, kick-butt women and, of course, the witchyness! Perfect for late night reading binges or taking a break between spells. Happy Witching! 🕸💀🙀

#bookreview #witchystories #witchyreads #netgalley

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Squeezing in a couple stories before going to watch Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir figure skate!

LeeRHarry Enjoy! That would be amazing!😊 13mo
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enoyus
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“You‘re going to graduate, get drunk and old and sad, and you‘re going to find out that the girls you conned or bullied into touching your dick in high school won‘t want to do it anymore. They‘ll be too wise and too smart and like themselves too much to even get near you.” This filled me with joy. Very fitting with certain events in the news.

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enoyus
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Loving this bookmark! Picked it up at my library 🕷🕸

Linsy Love it! 🕸 13mo
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enoyus
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Treat yourself ☕️

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Elisa
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Love the dedication in this book.

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quietdissident
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Really feeling #autumn this morning with my witchy reading, maple spice latte, and apple cider donut. This is my time of the year.

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AshleyKorinE
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Pickpick

This was a lot of fun to read! I love the idea of women taking back our power and often times taking back our history too. My favorite stories were the first one, Starsong, The Gherin Girls, Love Spell, and The One Who Stayed. I enjoyed how the different authors played off troupes and history to create such diverse characters and stories while keeping the themes the same, love who you are and believe in yourself. One of my favorite anthologies!

Johanna414 I just got this in at my library. It might have to come home with me this weekend... 13mo
AshleyKorinE It‘s worth it if it does end up at your house! 13mo
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Merethebookgal
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Are you a fan of short story anthologies? I‘ve only read a few myself but I‘m excited to read this witchy anthology in October! And, if you can‘t tell, I love all things pumpkin and this tea @jmtrivera got me is so yummy! 🎃 🧡

candority Lovely picture! 🧡 that tea sounds delicious! 13mo
DivineDiana I made pumpkin chili tonight! 🎃 13mo
JazzFeathers I've always enjoyed anthology, they allow to taste so many authors. There has be a periode, recently, when finding any kind of anthology had become really hard, but now they seem to be popular again. 13mo
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Lizpixie Where did you get that MUG!! Oh, and the tea. Please🙋🏻‍♀️ 13mo
SilversReviews What a beautiful photo!! 13mo
Merethebookgal @candority Thanks! The tea is yummy without being overpowering ☕️ 13mo
Merethebookgal @DivineDiana oooh, that sounds amazing! 13mo
Merethebookgal @JazzFeathers I agree, they do seem to be growing in popularity. I‘m excited to read some authors I‘ve been interested in for a while! 13mo
Merethebookgal @Lizpixie Isn‘t it awesome?!? It‘s actually a soup mug and is HUGE lol. I got it from Think Geek and the tea‘s from Trader Joe‘s (a grocery store). 13mo
Merethebookgal @SilversReviews Thanks so much!! 13mo
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Merethebookgal
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Here‘s my overly optimistic October TBR lol. I‘m also currently reading Vengeful, so we‘ll see how many books I make it through this month. I really love rereading The Night Circus during the Fall season, and the audiobook is lovely if you‘re looking for a new way to experience the book! What are you hoping to read this month?
#tbr

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WeeziesBooks
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Pickpick

Anthologies aren‘t my thing but I buy anything Anna-Marie McLemore is in. This is a pretty strong anthology. Out of 15 stories, I only disliked 4 of the stories. And McLemore‘s story was 😍😍😍😍

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Lisas.Library
Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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I love it when my library holds come in!!
I‘m so excited to read these books! Let me know if you‘ve read any of them and tell me what you thought!

akckitty I just finished Shari Lapena‘s, An Unwanted Guest. It was such a cozy mystery. Not over the top - and back to the basics with a good mystery book. Definitely my favorite 👍 14mo
Lisas.Library @akckitty ~ I agree with you. I really enjoyed it. 13mo
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Clwojick
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Next up on the #audiobook playlist. I‘m getting some Halloween vibes, and I‘m loving it. ♥️

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Jocelyn73c
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When you're witchy and you just can't stop witching 🕯️🖤🔮 So far, so cute!

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BekahB
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I‘ve really been enjoying this YA anthology of stories about witches. I‘m about halfway through the book and I‘m loving the different approach each author is taking.

It‘s been making me nostalgic for movies like The Craft, so I decided to play it in the background while I read some more tonight. I forgot how obsessed I was with this soundtrack in high school! Teen Witch might be next. I loved that movie when I was a kid.

BrittanyReads Favorittteeee movie!!! And, I want to read this soon! Glad you‘re enjoying it! 1y
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khooliha
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There's nothing like an overly ambitious TBR and this is exactly like an overly ambitious TBR. #screamathon

BookishTrish I‘m pretty sure LC is the best book I‘ve read this year 1y
khooliha @BookishTrish I have heard nothing but good things! Very excited to finally get to it. 1y
Linsy I really enjoyed Toil & Trouble! 13mo
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WeeziesBooks
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I posted my first blog in forever! This one talks about the spooky books I want to get to before Halloween! https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/64679952/posts/1974856294

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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#BookReview] Toil & Trouble edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood. I definitely recommend this anthology to everyone because I think is the perfect way to discover new authors and get in the Autumn/Halloween spirit. You may say it‘s too early. You‘re wrong, sorry.

http://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2018/08/arc-review-toil-trouble-15-t...

kamoorephoto Ahhh I want to read this one! 1y
HeathersReadingHideaway @kamoorephoto I hope when you do you love it!! 😁😁 1y
Linsy It‘s never too early! 1y
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hwheaties
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Pickpick

There‘s a depth in these stories that goes beyond “simple,” tropic stories of women or witchcraft. So well done. Full review TK!

rather_be_reading im so jelly! 1y
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hwheaties
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Up next for fiction!!

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Magalily
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A gorgeous collection of witchcraft, featuring girls ferocious, clever and unapologetically themselves

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hwheaties
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Flailing arms!!!!

Godmotherx5 Does @Liberty know about that book? 2y
hwheaties @Godmotherx5 I‘m sure she goes!! @Liberty knows all about books!! 2y
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