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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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Lara.Tomme
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Mehso-so

Fantasy filed with adventure, heists and a talking key. Some parts I liked, but overall not one I really enjoyed.

3 ⭐

#bookclub #fable

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Jari-chan
Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Bookish Song Nr. 36: All The Things She Said

Yeah, I know my taste in music doesn't win prizes... 😅 But this song poppen up randomly on Deezer, and as soon as it started, it just threw me directly back into the book. I'm not quite sure what exactly it is that makes images from the story coming to my mind when the song plays, but they do. It might be the atmosphere in both media, but I can't really name it.

#music #musicandbooks

Ruthiella OMG! That song. Love it! 🥳 6mo
Jari-chan @Ruthiella Yey! 😁 6mo
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cariashley
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Pickpick

Once again, Bennett delivers an intense urban fantasy with fascinating world building and wonderful characters. The only flaw to note is that sometimes the intricacies of the magic system were almost too detailed and it made my head spin a bit, but that‘s not really a complaint. Can‘t wait to pick up book 2!

LoverOfLearning Wow this cover is absolutely gorgeous! 1y
cariashley @LoverOfLearning right, isn‘t it great?? 1y
LoverOfLearning @cariashley I mean it might be in top 3 best covers I've ever seen? Hows the story? It is up to par? Haha 1y
cariashley @LoverOfLearning it really is! So good!! 1y
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Enjoying the heat and reading fantasy is what I do best.

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Angitron
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I really loved this. It was slow going for me in the beginning, but I think it was me and not the book. Once I settled in, I flew through it. I especially loved the world building. Fantasy isn‘t usually my thing (I am 100% a SF gal), but Bennett‘s “industrialized” magic system had enough of a SF feel to it to keep me hooked. The characters were also great. What a fun read! I‘m excited about the next two books in the series!

Kammbia1 I just found out about this book today on a podcast. I'm going to check it out. 1y
Angitron @Kammbia1 I really enjoyed it! The world building was especially interesting, and the characters were really memorable. Hope you enjoy! ☺️ 1y
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Weisubei
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Out-of-the-world
Brilliant
Action-packed

#3WordReviews @ShyBookOwl
Thanks for the tag @Mavey

Tagging anyones who want to play 😎😎

mavey 👌🏻Thanks for playing! 2y
ShyBookOwl Thanks for joining in 😊 2y
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Weisubei
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Pickpick

4.3 🌟

I always love reading Bennett's books, they are filled with everything epic fantasy book should have, amazing characters, plots, world and magics!!

A must-read for Brandon Sanderson's fans 💚💚

#bookspinbingo #february
@TheAromaofBooks
#seriesreads2021
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job! I enjoyed this one! 2y
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Weisubei
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These words 💚💚

mavey ..swarmed with minds and thoughts and desires like a forest full of fireflies! Wow this is a beautiful visualisation!✨ 2y
Weisubei Indeed, love all the author's books 💚 2y
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Weisubei
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60% and lovin it!! Fascinating world building and magic system 💚💚

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Weisubei
Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett

This is impossible,” said Sancia for the second time.

said the voice.

“You‘re a…a…”



“A…” She swallowed. “A key.”



“Right, but a…a talking key.”

said the voice in her ear.

mavey 🤣Definitely reading this! 2y
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Lindsbooklover93
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Pickpick

Hi everyone! I read Foundry Side for the Read-a- thon. I really enjoyed this one. It was a very long book. How's everyone reading going this weekend? #litsy #kindle #booklover

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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Interesting (annoying though that the resolution is just set up for another book. Pet peeve)

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thebookborough
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August wrap up!

Not my best reading month but there are some thick books and I finished a series (HP).

The Sword of Kaigen - 3 ⭐
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - 5 ⭐
Final Girls - 3 ⭐
Foundryside - 3.5 ⭐

#theswordofkaigen #foundryside #harrypotter #harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows #finalgirls #rileysager #thrillerbooks #books #bookstack #fantasybooks

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FantasyChick
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Happy Early Birthday to me!

All this gorgeousness was waiting for me when I got home

I am in love with the new Iron Fey covers. Always meant to read the series so guess now's the time!

#bookmail #coverporn

MsMelissa Nice haul! I love giving birthday gifts in the form of books to myself, too 😊 2y
FantasyChick @Book_Fiend_Melissa No one ever understands that readers just want books 😂 2y
MsMelissa That is so true. My parents refuse to give me anything book-related as gifts because they think I already have too many books 😂 Thank goodness my husband doesn‘t feel that way ... well, he does think I have too many books but he will still buy me bookish stuff cause he knows that‘s often the only thing I really want. 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I got one chapter into Shorefall and realized I remembered like none of Foundryside 🤣 so time to reread this and then pick up the sequel.

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Conservio
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My #cat hasn‘t done this since October due to a #dog.

It makes me #happy.

#petsoflitsy

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kammartinez
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Pickpick

Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-G1

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

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RainyDayReading
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Alright here‘s my “list” for #BookSpin 😁 Pretty similar to last month‘s. I added two books to make up for the two I pulled for this month and then did some rearranging so some of the books have shifted spots.
I‘ve finished one of my #bookspin books and I‘m starting the other today. Hoping to post my review of the first sometime today. Let‘s see what the March #bookspin Gods decide!

@TheAromaofBooks

Geenie 😍 pretty list 💖 3y
TheAromaofBooks Ah, those fickle, mischievous #bookspin fates! 😆 3y
RainyDayReading @Yoshi-and-a-book Thank you! 3y
RainyDayReading @TheAromaofBooks They are quite fickle aren‘t they? 🤣 3y
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Addison_Reads
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After dealing with lots of family drama and losing my grandmother, this book was exactly what I needed to reclaim some calm in my life. 💚

This fantasy novel has a very intriguing world and characters that I became instantly wrapped up in and didn't want to leave behind. It's a fast paced heist storyline with magic and machines. I can't wait to read the next one. 😁

One of the best starts to a series I've read in a long time.

vivastory I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother & the family drama. Thankfully we have books. 3y
Megabooks Sending hugs and more good books! 💕 3y
Reggie I‘m sorry for the hard time lately. Hope it gets better! 3y
Addison_Reads @vivastory @Reggie @Megabooks Thank you all for the kind words. 💚 3y
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TiffanyMichele
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Panpan

So here‘s the thing. Yes this book had an unique power system. Yes it had a cool character I loved.
And yes there were moments where the plot had me at the edge of my seat.
But this was not a good book.
It was Crass beyond measure. Cursing and Innuendo and oh so much more.
I just can‘t justify reading the next in the trilogy when I come away from reading Foundryside feeling dirty.
No thanks.
I don‘t recommend. ⭐️⭐️

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ptrue
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Pickpick

A fast-paced heist book with a really interesting magic system. The characters where also very likeable. I can‘t wait to find out more about the world and it‘s history, will definitely be picking up the second book when it comes out!

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Follow.my.read
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FOUNDRYSIDE: Any thoughts? Thinking of purchasing but I‘d like to see what some of you think?

Lucy_Anywhere I loved it! 3y
KarouBlue ❤️ ♥️ 💜 3y
sbains1980 So good! ❤ 3y
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uwak
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Pickpick

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.) 3y
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😂) 3y
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MNreader
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A different story with sigils and a magic key and a girl

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Schnoebs
Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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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!! ♥️ 3y
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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 💜 3y
SassenachTheBookWizard @Lucy_Anywhere I haven't but I'm definitely going to be looking into the series now 3y
vivastory I second @Lucy_Anywhere His Divine Cities trilogy is fantastic. 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Right? I loved this one! 🤘 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Next up!

Squidapus SO GOOD 3y
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Samreamer
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Pickpick

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

Cathythoughts Stunning 3y
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TracyReadsBooks
Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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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
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Beautiful moon last night 🌙

Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨♥️ 3y
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TracyReadsBooks
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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. 3y
vivastory Vita Nostra & Foundryside are both really high on my list 3y
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... ☺️) 3y
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Kalalalatja Six of Crows is great! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Absolutely loved Once Upon A River! 3y
batsy Vita Nostra, The Old Drift and Six of Crows are on my radar! 3y
Chrissyreadit Some of those are on my TBR I need more time to read!!!! 3y
BethM I‘ve not read any of these! 3y
monalyisha Oooo! I hadn‘t heard of Foundryside! 3y
DGRachel Vita Nostra and Once Upon a River are both on my TBR. 😍 3y
Bklover Thanks for the tag! I just got Once Upon a River for my irl book group. So glad to see you liked it! 3y
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 😁😁) 3y
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) 3y
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NotAJot
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Brighton in the sun ☀️ #beachread

CouronneDhiver YES! I miss Brighton ❤️ 3y
zezeki That looks so good!! 3y
Cathythoughts What an adorable picture 3y
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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. 👌 3y
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NotAJot
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Blue skies in Brighton ☀️

Cathythoughts Beautiful shot 👍🏻 3y
Tove_Reads I miss Brighton! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Something charming about this shot! 📸 💗 3y
CouronneDhiver 😍😍 3y
OriginalCyn620 So pretty! ❤️ 3y
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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. 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Loved every minute of this one. 🤘 3y
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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!! 3y
Squidapus @Owlizabeth Oh man, so good to know, Squidapus is probably gonna be stuck to this one 3y
Lucy_Anywhere Foundryside is one of my fave reads this year - so good! 3y
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. 3y
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NotAJot
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Happy solstice, everyone! 🌅

SW-T Happy summer solstice 🙂 3y
Cathythoughts Happy Solstice ♥️ 3y
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NotAJot
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It's been a wet June, but the sun is here today! ☔️☀️

Cathythoughts Lovely spot 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely path for walking 💗 3y
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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. 3y
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NotAJot
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Hampstead village ☀️🌲

mcipher So pretty!! 3y
TheSpineView Beautiful! I would like to visit! 3y
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 3y
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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! 👍 3y
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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! 3y
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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! 4y
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. 4y
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