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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 Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s 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 artifact’s 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, there’s nobody with the power to stop them. To have a chance at surviving—and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way—Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact’s power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.
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NotAJot
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It's been a wet June, but the sun is here today! ☔️☀️

Cathythoughts Lovely spot 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely path for walking 💗 2d
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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. 7d
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NotAJot
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Hampstead village ☀️🌲

mcipher So pretty!! 2w
TheSpineView Beautiful! I would like to visit! 2w
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 2w
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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! 👍 2w
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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.

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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! 2w
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. 2w
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NotAJot
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Up close and personal with this little guy 🦊❤️

Cathythoughts Oh that‘s brilliant ♥️ 3w
SW-T 🙂🙂🙂 3w
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NotAJot
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Might be some rain in the forecast. ☔️

KathyWheeler This is a great picture! 3w
cherinium Wow! That sky is beautiful! 3w
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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 😂😂 1mo
LeticiaToraci Who you're gona call? The Racoonbusters!!! 1mo
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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 1mo
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NotAJot
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Swan fleet 😂

Rachel.Rencher Awh, baby swans! 🐣❤ 1mo
MallenNC So pretty! 1mo
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NotAJot
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...this one seems a little more Foundryside appropriate #Camden #London

BethM Beautiful! 1mo
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NotAJot
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A bit of reading in a very un-Foundryside landscape 🌳☀️

Simona 😍😍😍Beautiful place for reading! 1mo
InBooksILive Oh wow.. looks like the setting of a magical, fantasy world. It's so beautiful 1mo
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 😂 1mo
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NotAJot
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Spring evening.

BookFrog Beautiful! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great photo! 1mo
Cathythoughts Stunning 1mo
Tanisha_A Where do you live, if I may ask? 1mo
NotAJot @Tanisha_A of course! I live in Hampstead, in north west London :) 1mo
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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! 1mo
Jerdencon Awesome picture! 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ♥️👍🏻book sounds good 1mo
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Libby1 There‘s a beautiful book of short stories by Irish author William Trevor called After Rain. 1mo
BethM How lovely! 1mo
Tamra So pretty! 1mo
Tamra @Libby1 thank for the rec! 1mo
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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! 2mo
IndyHannaJones I've eyeballed this one 2mo
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... 😍 2mo
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BookBelle84
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Bailedbailed

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! 2mo
MellieAntoinette @BethM The book inside‘s pretty intriguing as well!! 2mo
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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! 3mo
Avanders @BethM yes! And the audio is great.. the reader does *such* a nice job! 3mo
Eggs @Avanders I like how you combined them! Thanks for joining in 🤗🌺 3mo
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tournevis 👋👋👋👋👋 2mo
SamHeartCoffee Thanks for the tag, @Avanders , I will try to get some answers in!! 2mo
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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. 😘 3mo
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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! 3mo
BooknerdsLife 😂😂😂 brilliant collection 3mo
Usagi The struggle is real 😏 3mo
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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! 3mo
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decaturmamaof2
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"As Sancia Gradi lay facedown in the mud, stuffed underneath the wooden deck next to the old stone wall, she reflected that this evening was not going at all as she had wanted." .... No kidding!

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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I'm at the halfway mark now and I'm having a blast reading this one! If the 2nd half is as good as the 1st it's gonna be a 5 ⭐ book for me!

Action packed, a great MC, and a world with rich history and a very well thought out magic system all make for really fun reading. 👍

Avanders I‘m so mad that I haven‘t started reading this yet 😢 4mo
GypsyKat Sold! 4mo
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thebeercolonel
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All the upping of thumbs here - Fast ,furious and fantastic like a high speed Bas-Lag Miéville lite Foundryside is a wonderful mix of weird fiction,urban and epic fantasy ,harrumble 😁

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Butterscotch pudding makes reading eveeeeeen better. 🤤

Stephuhhnieee I haven‘t had that in forever 🤤 On to the grocery list it goes! 😂 4mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Stephuhhnieee 'scotch it up! 👍 4mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#tfw you climb into bed with a book & a tea knowing that you can sleep in come morning... 🤗

Tanisha_A Ah that comfortable feeling! 4mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Starting this today! 🤗

twohectobooks My sister loves this author! 4mo
FreeReadAndWrite Oh I can't wait to see what you think! I've heard very conflicting reviews 4mo
vivastory I loved his Divine Cities trilogy, each one of them I read in a single day. Very addictive. 4mo
Lisaw13 I really liked this one 😊 4mo
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Tashaxlynn
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I‘m not really sure how to describe this one, but it was such an awesome story. A fantasy novel that focuses on a thief Sanchia who does a job that spirals out of control and she now needs to survive.

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Tashaxlynn
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There‘s two issues at hand here...
1) I‘ll be done with it tomorrow and I‘m dreading it coming to an end.
2) I don‘t know what to listen to next!

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Tashaxlynn
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Feeling super lousy today. I can‘t wait to be back home in my bed, relaxing and reading. However, the cold air and listening to my book while walking through campus feels nice.

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Tashaxlynn
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Is #audiobaking a thing? Because that‘s how I spent my morning! Mmmm corn muffins 🤤

TheSpineView Yes it is! Love muffins! 5mo
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Tashaxlynn
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I started listening to this book today... I‘m pretty intrigued. Has anyone read it and enjoyed it?

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LauraBeth
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The husband: “For someone who claims to not enjoy fantasy books - you sure read a lot of fantasy books...” 🤔😂

Melissa_J Fantasy is the best 😊 5mo
Owlizabeth Foundryside is EXCELLENT, I hope you enjoy!! 5mo
DGRachel Bitsy sure looks interested! 😍 5mo
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QuietlyLaura Looks like Grey Cat is laughing in the background! 😍❤️ 5mo
TrishB 😂😂 5mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon Spinning Silver is amazing! 5mo
Karisa Just finished Spinning Silver today and loved it. Missing the main characters already! 5mo
marshallgal81 I have all of those on my TBR list! 💖 5mo
LauraBeth @Melissa_J I know! I think I‘ve always loved it but the husband made me realize I have never fully embraced it. 5mo
LauraBeth @Owlizabeth I can‘t WAIT to read it! 5mo
LauraBeth @DGRachel she is SO nosy! 😂 5mo
LauraBeth @QuietlyLaura 😹😹 She was yawning because apparently, I bore her. 5mo
LauraBeth @elkeo and @Karisa I‘m looking forward to reading it! 😀 5mo
LauraBeth @TrishB I hate it when he‘s observant about my reading life and he decides to say something accurate 😂 5mo
LauraBeth @marshallgal81 I can‘t wait to read all of these! I just finished the first Wunder book (SO GOOD!), so I may read that one first. 5mo
Lmstraubie It's your new year's resolution to give fantasy another try 😉 5mo
marshallgal81 @LauraBeth I have that one to start this week! I‘m so excited to read those. And Foundryside sounds amazing!! 5mo
batsy I wonder if Bitsy is skeptically sniffing those fantasy books, or if it's a sniff of approval 😂 5mo
TrishB That can be very annoying 😁😁 5mo
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Giant_book_worm
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This was a pleasant surprise of a read. I had not read anything by Robert Bennett, but I look forward to reading more from him.

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Aleida
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What‘s this?

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Giant_book_worm
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Starting someyhing new today. My 76th read of the year.

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Lel2403
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I love this book, some great characters and world building. Only 99p for kindle at the moment too

Asides Sadly still $15 in the US. 6mo
Tonton Bought😎 6mo
Lel2403 @Asides oh shame 6mo
Lel2403 @Tonton I hope you like it as much as I do....Clef is great🗝 6mo
Tonton @Lel2503 looking forward to it, I have all day tomorrow free to read! 6mo
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Callsie
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Omg! Don‘t know where I heard about this but this was so so amazing! Clef the talking key is the best. Who doesn‘t love a sassy inanimate object?!

bookcollecter Welcome to Litsy 😁 6mo
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BeckyMerilatt
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Well that was a lot of fun. Good characters, complex world building and a seriously ambitious plot. The best news is that it‘s just the first in what will be a trilogy. Whoop!

Lel2403 I loved it...clef has to be my favourite 🗝 8mo
Elisa So looking forward to reading this!! 8mo
BeckyMerilatt @Lel2403 mine too!! 8mo
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Lel2403
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1. #foundryside - great book
2. 110 - I have a lot of time at home
3. Being told my cancer is stable ( although now stressing as have a CT next week to check this is still the case)
4. Has to be Christmas...
5 @DoonTheGoon Hi...

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻😀 And saying a prayer your CT scan is all good. 🙏🏻 8mo
Lel2403 @wanderinglynn thank you so much 🤞 8mo
Geeklet I hope the scan goes well! ❤️ 8mo
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ravenlee Good luck! Good vibes coming your way. 8mo
RachelO Best wishes for the scan next week 💐. 8mo
dariazeoli Good luck! Crossing fingers 8mo
Lel2403 Thank you all....lovely Littens.... 8mo
rohit-sawant Hope everything goes well! 💜 8mo
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