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City of Bones (Reissue)
City of Bones (Reissue) | Cassandra Clare
Discover the world of the Shadowhunters in the first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and prepare to be hooked ("Entertainment Weekly") now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! "City of Bones "is a Shadowhunters novel. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know "
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Nashy
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Finally some room for my books😍❤

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mirsophie
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Book: city of bones
Movie: xmen
Song: cool by the jonas brothers

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤😎🖤 3w
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EastWind76
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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So far I'm not terribly impressed... a bit too heavy on the teen angsty tropes (plus a heroine constantly doing idiotic things, presumably to move the plot), but I find the concept interesting and I have the whole series, so I'll at least finish this book before I decide whether or not to bail on the series.

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cewilf
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Alright, here we go! Starting over so I can read 4-6 of TMI. I read the first three so fast I don‘t really remember them. I‘ve been enjoying Book of Life, but I like having an easier book to read when I‘m feeling a little lazier 🙃 I also have a DC trip with my 8th graders this week, so there‘s a 10+ hour bus ride both ways to cover!

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RiverKScottWrites
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Mehso-so

This book is well-loved by many and not at all by some—which reminds me how people told me how to dress ALL THE FREAKING TIME as a teen. Like every item I wore was up for discussion/criticism. Like maybe I *like* wearing bootie shorts, or a floral pattern tunic over striped leggings!😤

Point is, we have different tastes and that‘s not only okay but necessary for the survival of our species. 🔮🦎

#yafantasy #yabooks #shadowhunters

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EmilieGR
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So much fun!

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SaniaReads
City of Bones (Reprint) | Cassandra Clare
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haven't been too into this book :/ tried reading this a couple of times but hmm let's see where this goes...

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RiverKScottWrites
City of Bones (Reprint) | Cassandra Clare
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Here it is! My library loan finally came in after being on the waiting list for *months* — so long I almost gave up and just bought it 😂 The wait is over!

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StephanieP1
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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My #maytbr list! Lots of YA Fantasy on deck for me 😊 #itsgunnabyMAY #cityofbones #cassandraclare #sixofcrows

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ellie_mae
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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“probably because going around and around inside a dryer can be fatal,” jace pointed out, “whereas pasta is rarely fatal. unless isabelle makes it.”
🖤
a good book on the beach is all i need.

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ellie_mae
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“the young man blocking the doorway was a tall and thin as a rail, his hair a crown of dense black spikes. he was asian, with an elegantly high-cheekboned, handsome face, broad shouldered despite his slim frame. he was certainly dressed for a party, in tight jeans and a black shirt covered with dozens of metal buckles. his eyes were crusted with a raccoon mask of charcoal glitter, his lips painted a dark shade of blue.”
DADDY MAGNUS.

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ellie_mae
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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“unfortunately,” said hodge, “we‘re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it‘s either tea or nothing.”
so far, i‘m liking book-hodge way more than show-hodge.
#mortalinstruments #shadowhunters

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Andrea.9424
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Finally giving in to reading this series. Would like to know if it‘s worth it?

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Red.Reads
City of Bones (Reissue) | Cassandra Clare
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Panpan

Bad, bad, bad!
A friend loaned me this book, telling me that I'd think it was great. Boy, was she ever wrong!
Terrible dialogue, poorly written, I had to force myself to get to the end. The 'shocking twist' was no surprise at all, and I just couldn't bring myself to care about such an annoying lead character, or any of the supporting characters (Luke wasn't terrible, to be fair).
I *definitely* won't be continuing the series.

Chelleo I hate when recommendations don‘t work out. Hope your next read is great! 2mo
Red.Reads Thanks @Chelleo I've got a huge list of others to work through, so I've no doubt I'll find one I love to counter balance it :) 2mo
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kayleaallison
City of Bones (Reprint) | Cassandra Clare

“All knowledge hurts.”

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kayleaallison
City of Bones (Reprint) | Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments series was one of my favorite growing up. I think students will really enjoy these stories.

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kayleaallison
City of Bones (Reprint) | Cassandra Clare
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City of Bones is about a young girl who discovers a secret life her mother hid for fifteen years. Her mother disappears and she suddenly finds herself in the world of Shadowhunters

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donnishadawson
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare

Magnus Bane's apartment party where Simon was turned into a rat after he drank a blue potion.

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Joreads
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Pickpick

This is a reread for me. I read it so long ago I had forgotten it. What an amazing book. I‘m going to continue with the series for sure.

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ForeverReading
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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So in my GR it says I have read this, I remember nothing about it. So jumping right into this one tonight!

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my.books.in.squares
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Hello sunshine ☀️

hermyknee Love your flowers! 3mo
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my.books.in.squares
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Next...

Does anyone have any recommendations of what order to read these? 🙂

#currentlyreading

Tianarose If you want to read the by publish date start with Mortal Instruments, then the infernal devices, then the dark artifices. If you want you could also read chronologically: ID, MI, DA. 3mo
jessinikkip I had no idea but my wife whos read them all suggests this: 1. City of Bones
2. City of Ashes
3 City of Glass
4 Clockwork Angel
5.City of Fallen Angels
6. Clockwork Prince
7. City of Lost Souls
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Tianarose There‘s guides on Cassandra Clare‘s website too. 3mo
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my.books.in.squares @Tianarose thanks, I will have a look 🙂 3mo
Nevermore88 Did you read the infernal devices first? 3mo
Shley9225 Honestly I always just say read in the order of publication 3mo
my.books.in.squares @Nevermore88 No. This is the only one I've read. 3mo
ShyBookOwl I had no idea the order was so complex. I only ever read the first one. 3mo
Nevermore88 Omg!! Okay!!! Before you go any further you should read clockwork prince, princess and angel. It‘s the infernal device that‘s before the mortal instruments. Once you read that you will understand the rest of the series . 3mo
Nevermore88 Oh! And the characters and backgrounds 3mo
Nevermore88 Now that I‘m reading previous comments I didn‘t know that was the order if it is. Lol. If anything just look it up. The way I did it was infernal device first cuz it goes way back. But no matter how you do it happy reading! 3mo
BooknerdsLife @my.books.in.squares According to Cassandra Clare, one should read the series in its publishing order, but to make it easier, it‘s the first 3 books from the Mortal Instruments, then the 3 books of The Infernal Device ,& back to last 3 books of the Mortal Instruments so you can avoid most of the spoilers. And after all these 9 books, you Must read the Bane Chronicles!!! 🤗💙💙Happy Reading 🙌🏼💓📚📚 3mo
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Krisjericho
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Mehso-so

I liked this. I didn‘t love it, and I can find lots to critique about it, but there are also things that were done well. It feels very YA, and that is not an insult , just more of an observation. I feel like I would have loved this when I was 13, but coming to it from the perspective of a 42-year old woman, it leaves a lot to be desired. I would not hesitate to recommend it to younger fantasy fans, though. It is an interesting world.

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Krisjericho
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I have to read this book for my YA Literature class. I don‘t even care if the rest of it is terrible, it is worth reading because one of the characters names his cat Chairman Meow.

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ashifa
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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This had a plot twist in every chapter. I was like ?that in last plot twist. I really wasn't expecting that.But somehow I am hoping things might turn out good in the upcoming books.

This is a story about a girl clary who can see things that no one else can . She witnesses a murder that only she can see and that she is the only one who saw. Then her mother disappears . To spice it up more " she has a forbidden love?"

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dustys_bookshelf
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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I started this series in high school but my #yearlytbrchallenge is to try to read all her books this year involving the shadowhunter world. I love the diversity of the characters and the uniqueness of the world Clare has created.

Shley9225 I‘m doing the same thing this year! Halfway through City of Bones as we speak ;D 3mo
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ladyshmelton
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Truthfully, I despise movie covers with a burning passion. But it was a cheap Goodwill find, and I was intrigued. (Also, the TV series sucked.)

I'm in love with the world Clare has created. I adore the long game she plays with her plot lines. The characters are so beautifully crafted and wide-ranging in their personalities, flaws, and development. She isn't a favorite author yet, but she's a brilliant writer.

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ladyshmelton
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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The Institute is out of bitter revenge? But it's full of Herondales and Lightwoods! Impossible!

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edennugget
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Yesterday's breakfast - scrambled eggs and baked beans on toast, coffee, and some cassie clare!

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Confused_child_of_the_universe
City of Bones (Reissue) | Cassandra Clare
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“True. I'd always hoped that when I finally said 'I love you' to a girl, she'd say 'I know' back, like Leia did to Han in Return of the Jedi.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Hans Solo has to count, right? #QUOTSYMAR19 @TK-421

TK-421 Absolutely! 4mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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#BeMyValentine 🤪😂 #LiteraryLove ❤️📚

#BookNerd 💙📚🤓

Susanita Can‘t top that! 😁 4mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ I can't remember how far I got in the series... may be time for a reread 4mo
bewareofwords Yes yes yes 🥰👏🏽 4mo
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Centique
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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#timbittunes #cutslikeaknife

In the Mortal Instruments series, the Shadowhunters use steles to cut magical designs in their skin - giving them strength or speed or rapid healing etc. These instruments #cutlikeaknife I loved this series - a dense, complex world compared to a lot of YA fantasy I‘ve read, and I think Cassandra Clare writes it beautifully. Fanart of the steles thanks to Google and the artist named.

Cinfhen You‘re such an eclectic reader 💟 4mo
merelybookish There's a lot of knives in YA 4mo
Centique @Cinfhen thank you! Yet I feel like I don‘t have a great depth in any area because I like so many genres 🤷🏼‍♀️ Oh well, there are worse problems!!! 😂 4mo
Centique @merelybookish I hadn‘t thought of that! I notice so much fantasy has swords in it though - a lot of love for ye olde sword. 😉 4mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Panpan

I've decided to re-read The Mortal Instruments. After reading and LOVING The Infernal Devices I decided to give these books one more chance. I must say, reading it the second time knowing a lot more about the world and what was and what will be, this was not so bad. Clary was still annoying & Jace is still a spoiled brat.
This time I'm really gonna try reading all the books and not stop after book three - I hear they get better.

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marshallgal81
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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So the first time I read this, in 2010, I didn‘t enjoy it. Decided to give it another try after hearing how great the whole Shadowhunters series is and I‘m glad I did! Really enjoyed this one the second time around!

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peachyandrew
City of Bones (Reissue) | Cassandra Clare
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Started reading City of Bones! Any opinions?

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 5mo
RaimeyGallant Haven't read it. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
Elma I really enjoyed this series. Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 5mo
peachyandrew @RaimeyGallant Thank you so much! I will check it out ☺️ 5mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💕💚 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 5mo
hollylynnbee Welcome aboard! 📚 5mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Pickpick

10th Anniversary Edition is Beautiful! Lots of gorgeous art inside. Delightful kickoff to my reread in the lead up to April release of Red Scrolls of Magic. This is where I met one of my All Time Favorite Characters - Magnus Bane. How can you not love a magical Warlock who loves glitter and throws a birthday party for his cat Chairman Meow. 😻
#malec #chairmanmeow
#reread #shadowhunters #readwhatyouloveproject2019

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare

I'm currently struggling to devote myself to one book 😐

RaimeyGallant I feel that! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! :) 4mo
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BookishPisces
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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I recently finished City of Bones by Cassandra Clare because one of goals for 2019 is to become complete Shadowhunter trash but this first book was ROUGH to get through to say the least.....

What did you guys think of this book?
#CityOfBones #CassandraClare

peachyandrew Hey! I am reading City of Bones right now. Let‘s talk! 5mo
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HighJustHigh
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Dude, that plot twist in city of bones tho, like I did not think that they were brother and sister

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Ashleyreads1965
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Pickpick

Going to do a read a thon, trying to read two books in one day. I‘m starting at 10 o clock. Loved city of bones and going to start city of ashes tonight. Message me if you want to be a read a thon buddy.

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butterbeerheist
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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I read the first 3 books over 2 years ago. Planning on rereading them to continue the series.
With my new (cool?) bookmark!

Librarianaut I love your bookmark! 6mo
kristincatastrophic Yes, very cool bookmark! 6mo
Tianarose Totally saw dalek instead of dalet lol. 6mo
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e.c.vitoria
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cewilf
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t expecting much from this book, and it ended up being more readable than some reviews made me think. It was a little predictable, and I wasn‘t impressed with the writing, but the plot was interesting enough that I want to read the next one. Overall it reminded me of Supernatural, so that‘s a positive in my book. Hoping the series gets better from here. | ⭐️⭐️⭐️

cariashley I like Bookly but I always forget to use it. Need to try to remember, I love these infographics! 7mo
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AlsLibrary
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Rereading my favorite series! Thanks Cassandra Clare for creating such a extensive universe!

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Christinak
City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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“Through half-open doors Clary glimpsed countless identical small rooms, each with a stripped bed, a nightstand, and a large wooden wardrobe standing open. Pale arches of stone held up the high ceilings, many of the arches intricately carved with small figures. She noticed #certain repeating motifs: angels and swords, suns and roses.” #QuotsyNov18

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dxmy
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Day 12: a "popular" book you hate #30daybookchallenge

I wanted to love this book so much, but I just can't. I just really don't like it, though I thought this story had so much potential, but to me, it didn't live up to it. I really dislike it, sadly.

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LibrarianRyan
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Frequently, but page count is suggestive. Thinks like font spacing and size play a big part in how many pages a book contains.

SilversReviews Nice thoughts about this...thanks for playing and for re-posting. 8mo
LibrarianRyan You are welcome. I have a bit of downtime and am finally get to all the things I was going to do in the last few weeks. 8mo
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