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Foundryside
Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a secret war will be fought to overwrite reality itself--the first in a dazzling new fantasy series from City of Stairs author Robert Jackson Bennett. Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevannes docks, is nothing her unique abilities cant handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancias been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifacts secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims. Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, theres nobody with the power to stop them. To have a chance at survivingand at stopping the deadly transformation thats under waySancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifacts power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.
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uwak
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so fun! cool magic system + plot actually examining the ins and outs of the magic system + mellow fantasy setting + snarky Pratchett-esque dialogue + cool female protag and a talking key = ❤️❤️❤️ I was definitely hyped for this and it absolutely lived up...now to wait for Spring for Shorefall 😴

#fantasy

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uwak
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it's cool and cloudy outside finally ☁️

pythoness OH SHIT. I SPY A CHARACTER FROM BASICALLY MY FAVORITE FRANCHISE EVER. (I MEAN ARCHER. APOLOGIES FOR THE FACT THAT THIS IS IN ALL CAPS AND ALSO OFF TOPIC, BUT I FEEL LIKE SHOUTING IS NECESSARY BECAUSE I‘M SUDDENLY OVERWHELMED WITH ENTHUSIASM.) 3d
uwak @pythoness LOL I WAS WONDERING WHEN SOMEONE WOULD NOTICE (I played a crappy Fate spin-off game just so I could use this card thing as the best bookmark ever😂) 3d
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WOWreader
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A different story with sigils and a magic key and a girl

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Schnoebs
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Picked up a fantasy to see if it‘ll help get me back in the reading mood because I‘m currently reading a contemporary and it‘s not doing it for me. Also, look at how cute this hufflepuff bookmark is!

#bookmark #fantasy #moodreading #hufflepuff #readingonthetrain #publictransit #mpls #twincities

Avanders Love the bookmark! Also, loved that book! Hope it works for you!! ♥️ 2mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Oh👏my👏god👏this👏is👏one👏of👏the👏best👏books👏I've👏read👏in👏a👏long👏time👏

The characters were fantastic! The magic system was really cool. The local town/kingdom structures under the merchant families was SOOOOOOO cool and we'll used. The ending was so sneaky! So excited for the sequel.

I actually returned my library copy and bought my own because HOLY CRAP THIS WAS GOOD.

Lucy_Anywhere It's sooooooo good! Have you read City of Stairs? They're equally excellent 💜 2mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @Lucy_Anywhere I haven't but I'm definitely going to be looking into the series now 2mo
vivastory I second @Lucy_Anywhere His Divine Cities trilogy is fantastic. 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Right? I loved this one! 🤘 2mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Next up!

Squidapus SO GOOD 2mo
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Samreamer
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Like finding a new favorite outfit that you didn‘t know you needed and now wear more than once a week. Fantastic! The scrivings plot line is fantastic- somehow not magical, but not sci-fi with advanced technology and still an excellent fantasy book. Took me a while to ready it because it is dense, but so worth it.

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NotAJot
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Perfect reading spot, Bath

FlowerFairy Beautiful!!! 3mo
Zelma Yes it is! 😍 3mo
NotAJot @Zelma ❤️ 3mo
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NotAJot
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The beautiful city of Bath.

Cathythoughts Stunning 3mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I enjoyed this book & look forward to reading more. Bennett has created a fascinating world with thieves, merchant houses, magic, & people who want to remake the world. Sancia, a skilled thief, is hired to steal a valuable object & when the heist gets complicated, secrets unravel & danger abounds. My only real complaint is that the voice of one of the characters (a character I like) is so annoying I found it hard to read. Entertaining read.

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NotAJot
Foundryside (The Founders, #1) | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Beautiful moon last night 🌙

Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨♥️ 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
Foundryside (The Founders, #1) | Robert Jackson Bennett
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While excavating I typically wake up at 3:30am for a work day that starts at 5:00. On the weekends I usually manage to sleep in until 4:15, like I did today, or maybe 5:00 if I‘m really lucky. While some might see this as really terrible, I prefer to think of it as bonus reading time (don‘t get enough of that during the week) and an excuse to take an afternoon nap!

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Avanders
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I‘ve read some fantastic books so far in 2019! 🥳🥳🥳
Here‘s my contribution to #top6reads. Okay I cheated and counted 2 graphic novels as 1 😁😁
Tagging (if you haven‘t already participated!): @Mommamanzi @BethM @MaleficentBookDragon @SamHeartCoffee @JenlovesJT47 @cobwebmoth @Chrissyreadit @TK421 @Bklover and you and you and you!! 👇🏽

Ashley_Nicoletto Hmmmm. I have Foundryside, Vita Nostra, and Once Upon a River all just sitting on a shelf. This top 6 is really making me rethink what I need to read in the upcoming months. 4mo
vivastory Vita Nostra & Foundryside are both really high on my list 4mo
Avanders @Ashley_Nicoletto oooh such fun books! All really unique in their own ways! And I know, this whole top 6 is dangerous for tbrs and other intentions! 😁 @vivastory I‘ll definitely look forward to your thoughts when you get to them! 👏🏽👏🏽 (that‘s why Litzy‘s so great, though... ☺️) 4mo
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Kalalalatja Six of Crows is great! 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Absolutely loved Once Upon A River! 4mo
batsy Vita Nostra, The Old Drift and Six of Crows are on my radar! 4mo
Chrissyreadit Some of those are on my TBR I need more time to read!!!! 4mo
BethM I‘ve not read any of these! 4mo
monalyisha Oooo! I hadn‘t heard of Foundryside! 4mo
DGRachel Vita Nostra and Once Upon a River are both on my TBR. 😍 4mo
Bklover Thanks for the tag! I just got Once Upon a River for my irl book group. So glad to see you liked it! 4mo
Avanders @Kalalalatja I can‘t wait to read Crooked Kingdom! @Jee_HookedOnBookz it was such a beautifully told story. @batsy Six of Crows is just good story, but the other 2 are also real thinkers! @chrissyreadit I knoooooow!! @BethM Foundryside was my favorite‘ist, but I really enjoyed them all!! I will say, they‘re mostly slower / denser reads... maybe that‘s why I enjoyed them more? (Not true of the graphic novels 😁😁) 4mo
Avanders @monalyisha ooooh that‘s one of my absolute favorites!! @dgrachel hope you enjoy them! 😍@bklover ooh hope you like it! The audio is soooo well done (I both listened & read) 4mo
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NotAJot
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Brighton in the sun ☀️ #beachread

CouronneDhiver YES! I miss Brighton ❤️ 4mo
zezeki That looks so good!! 4mo
Cathythoughts What an adorable picture 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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And since it‘s the weekend, I hope to spend some quality time with my next book. I‘ve heard only good things about it so I‘m definitely looking forward to a good read.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Loved this one. 👌 4mo
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NotAJot
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Blue skies in Brighton ☀️

Cathythoughts Beautiful shot 👍🏻 4mo
Tove_Reads I miss Brighton! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Something charming about this shot! 📸 💗 4mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍 4mo
OriginalCyn620 So pretty! ❤️ 4mo
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Squidapus
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Fantastic. Squidapus loved every second. He thought that the first half of the book was carried on the strength of the characters and intrigue and then there second half on the characters and plot explosions. Some truly startling and well done situations, resolutions and reveals. But perhaps most of all the characters! Reading them interact and bounce off each other kept Squidapus turning page after page. Magic that rewrites reality and a heist 👍

Squidapus While it's hard to compare books, and given Squidapus' love for the City series, he is desperately trying to figure out if this is his new favorite Bennett book. 4mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Loved every minute of this one. 🤘 4mo
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NotAJot
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😻☀️

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Squidapus
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Squidapus is super excited to start this book as the Stairs trilogy is his favorite fantasy trilogy. He needs a little straight up fantasy action for a palette cleanser!

Owlizabeth This book is FANTASTIC!! 4mo
Squidapus @Owlizabeth Oh man, so good to know, Squidapus is probably gonna be stuck to this one 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere Foundryside is one of my fave reads this year - so good! 4mo
Squidapus @Lucy_Anywhere Man we're just getting a lot of good praise here! I'm glad to see his other stuff is standing up to the City of stuff. 4mo
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NotAJot
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Happy solstice, everyone! 🌅

SW-T Happy summer solstice 🙂 4mo
Cathythoughts Happy Solstice ♥️ 4mo
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NotAJot
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It's been a wet June, but the sun is here today! ☔️☀️

Cathythoughts Lovely spot 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely path for walking 💗 4mo
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Samreamer
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It‘s official. I‘ve reached the point where my reading habits are affecting my partner‘s sleeping habits, so reading light it is! #nomorearguingaboutmeturningmylightoff

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KtheBookwyrm
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This was so good! An industrial fantasy with a cool, mysterious magic system. I didn‘t realize the next book doesn‘t come out for a good long while so now I‘m bummed out. 2020 can‘t get here fast enough.

shanaqui Oh man. I had it as an ARC so I have been waiting even longer. 2020?! Gaaah. 4mo
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NotAJot
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Hampstead village ☀️🌲

mcipher So pretty!! 4mo
TheSpineView Beautiful! I would like to visit! 4mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 4mo
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NotAJot
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Flask Walk 🌙

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TracyReadsBooks
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A wonderful night of Books & BBQ with @ElishaLovesBooks and another friend of ours tonight. Just a short stack from the bookstore. I know I have a copy of The Alienist from waaay back in the day but I cannot find it anywhere so I picked up a new copy—having just watched the show, I want to reread the book. Also picked up a Krakauer book I haven‘t read as well as the tagged book about which I‘ve only seen & heard really great things.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Foundryside was sweet! 👍 5mo
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KtheBookwyrm
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What is it about calling a woman a whore just as a basic insult? She‘s literally a perfect stranger, and the go-to insult is to call her a whore. This is just the latest example I‘ve come across, but it‘s in books and on tv and I‘m sure happens in actual real life all the time. And it‘s usually men slinging it around. Just an irritating bit of observation from a woman who doesn‘t view having multiple sexual partners as anything to be ashamed of.

Centique Absolutely agree! 4mo
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KtheBookwyrm
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Now here‘s a book I can binge read! A thief, cool magic, multiple perspectives. Nearly 100 pages in and loving it

Lucy_Anywhere I enjoyed this book so much! Have you read his Divine Cities trilogy? I loved them! 5mo
KtheBookwyrm No, although I‘ve seen them around. I mistakenly thought they were YA fantasy, which I have a general aversion to, but if I enjoy this as much as I think I will, I‘ll definitely be giving his other series a try. 5mo
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NotAJot
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Up close and personal with this little guy 🦊❤️

Cathythoughts Oh that‘s brilliant ♥️ 5mo
SW-T 🙂🙂🙂 5mo
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NotAJot
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Might be some rain in the forecast. ☔️

KathyWheeler This is a great picture! 5mo
cherinium Wow! That sky is beautiful! 5mo
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KtheBookwyrm
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The library in the neighboring town has such a great selection. Couldn‘t resist browsing after returning the massive stack I got from there last time.

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Erin01
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finished this one last night & quite enjoyed it, it took a bit for me to get into it but once I was I didn't want to put it down. I thought the magic system was interesting & will definitely be continuing on with this series to see what all of these characters get into next

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LeticiaToraci
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Mehso-so

This is ok, but quite full of action and long.

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NotAJot
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Hahha - this is the real 'back in canada' photo...

TheBookKeepers 😂😂 5mo
LeticiaToraci Who you're gona call? The Racoonbusters!!! 5mo
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NotAJot
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Back in Canada for the week 🇨🇦 - read #Foundryside on the plane, still loving it...

Texreader Amazing photo 5mo
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NotAJot
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Swan fleet 😂

Rachel.Rencher Awh, baby swans! 🐣❤ 5mo
MallenNC So pretty! 5mo
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NotAJot
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...this one seems a little more Foundryside appropriate #Camden #London

BethM Beautiful! 5mo
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NotAJot
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A bit of reading in a very un-Foundryside landscape 🌳☀️

Simona 😍😍😍Beautiful place for reading! 5mo
InBooksILive Oh wow.. looks like the setting of a magical, fantasy world. It's so beautiful 5mo
NotAJot @InBooksILive haha, yeah willow trees seem to add a little magic - it's definitely a beautiful spot, and an Instagram filter doesn't hurt 😂 5mo
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NotAJot
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Spring evening.

Slajaunie Beautiful! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great photo! 5mo
Cathythoughts Stunning 5mo
Tanisha_A Where do you live, if I may ask? 5mo
NotAJot @Tanisha_A of course! I live in Hampstead, in north west London :) 5mo
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NotAJot
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After the rain.

Just started a new book - so far, so great... 👍

Lucy_Anywhere You're in for a treat - I really enjoyed it! 5mo
Jerdencon Awesome picture! 5mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ♥️👍🏻book sounds good 5mo
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Libby1 There‘s a beautiful book of short stories by Irish author William Trevor called After Rain. 5mo
BethM How lovely! 5mo
Tamra So pretty! 5mo
Tamra @Libby1 thank for the rec! 5mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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I think Robert Jackson Bennett is becoming one of my favourite authors, because his books are exactly the kind of fantasy I love to read. Foundryside is a full blooded fantasy with lush world-building, a magic system with actual rules, a clever protagonist, and a murderous conspiracy at the centre. Full of twists and turns and shot through with sly humour, it was a great read!

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Avanders
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Holy 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Batman! I love this book so much. I can‘t wait for the next. All the yes‘s. I enjoy everything this man writes, and this was, so far, my favorite!

Aaaas for the poor, unfortunate book that followed it, only ⭐️⭐️1/2 ... All Our Wrong Todays is a *quick* read, which was nice, and had a fun concept. But its execution was meh, and it suffered from some unfortunate 2-D writing.... imho.😉 (see GR)

Reading #er #arc A Divided Mind now...

Yeah_I_Read I LOVED this book!!! His other series is awesome too! 6mo
IndyHannaJones I've eyeballed this one 6mo
Avanders @Yeah_I_Read I‘ve only read the 1st book in the other series (a long time ago!), but I have the other 2... need to get on that 😁 @IndyHannaJones it‘s so good... 😍 6mo
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BookBelle84
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Maybe I will pick this up again at some point but I'm 175 pages in and still not attached to the story. I really had high hopes for this book because everyone loves it but I just can't get into it.

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MellieAntoinette
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So ... you‘re just a polite lockpick?



😂🤣🤣☺️😂🤣

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MellieAntoinette
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“It was like ...
Looking at a painting 🖼
In the dark 🌚
During a lightning storm.” 🌩

BethM Pretty cover! 6mo
MellieAntoinette @BethM The book inside‘s pretty intriguing as well!! 6mo
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Avanders
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2 fun questionnaires to answer! Thanks @Nessavamusic & @LibrarianRyan ♥️♥️
1. writing a novel in the mountains
2. Teenage: Claire‘s; Adult=Paralegal at big firm in chi
3. Less by Greer..I haven‘t 100% given up yet
4. I‘m loving this Scared Witchless series! (Cozy)
5. Tagged!

1. Tagged one!
2. Back to the start! I don‘t want to miss any of it!
3. Not a thing.. so far, it‘s everything I want it to be
4. Tagged!

#whatwouldyoudo #woundrouswednesday

BethM Ooo I‘ll have to check out scared witchless! 7mo
Avanders @BethM yes! And the audio is great.. the reader does *such* a nice job! 7mo
Eggs @Avanders I like how you combined them! Thanks for joining in 🤗🌺 7mo
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tournevis 👋👋👋👋👋 7mo
SamHeartCoffee Thanks for the tag, @Avanders , I will try to get some answers in!! 6mo
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Avanders
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He said, “if the phrase ‘the magic equivalent of database management‘ gets you hot under the color - then this book really is absolutely for you (you weirdo).” It does, it is, and I am. I‘m not quite to the halfway point, but this is turning into everything I‘d hoped this book would be. 😍

Also - @AmyG I received your package!! Sorry for the delay in posting.. sister was in town and time kept getting lost 😉 Thank you!!!! 🥰♥️🤗 #sffs #litsymail

AmyG You‘re welcome! I hope you enjoy. 😘 7mo
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Avanders
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My bedside tbr is out of control ... 15 books on the currently reading / “yup, read this one *next* pile” 🤭😬 I just need more tiiiime....

Foundryside (also being moved along by audio-reading) is *so* good though..

Top left pic is just a handful of books my sister has picked up over the years with funny/offensive (nowadays) titles.😆 Amazing to see what sold at different times! Thought my bookish friends would appreciate the mini-collection 😁

Reagan-reads Bahahaha that mini collection is brilliant! 7mo
BooknerdsLife 😂😂😂 brilliant collection 7mo
Usagi The struggle is real 😏 7mo
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CleverBaggins
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This book was GREAT. The characters. The plot. The story itself. The writing was even excellent. It was more than I expected and I can't wait to try some more of his books. If you want adventure, worldbuilding, f/f romances and some great friendships this grab this now.

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt7 This is such a beautiful book & the story inside sounds great too. Set in a world where there‘s a form of magic known as ‘scriving‘ where people use code to give inanimate objects a type of sentience(life) Sancia is a master thief in this world & is hired to steal a magical artifact of huge power that has already been used by the ruling merchants to turn their world industrial. But it still holds secrets & now Sancia is being hunted.

Yeah_I_Read Loved this! 8mo
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