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The Snow Child
The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
A childless couple working a farm in the brutal landscape of 1920 Alaska discovers a little girl living in the wilderness and begins to love the strange, almost-supernatural child as their own.
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Amandajoy
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After cooking all day yesterday, this is my vibe for today.

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Amandajoy
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Waiting to get my COVID booster!

rachelsbrittain I got my booster today too! 2d
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vivastory
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This book, in fact this author, has been on my TBR for eons. This is one of the first covers to come to mind when I think of #chilly #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

melissajayne I quite liked it 4d
bookaholic1 Such a good book 4d
Prairiegirl_reading I love that book. 4d
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Eggs This has been on my TBR 4-ever!! 3d
quietjenn I was just eyeing this one the other day! I really loved the author's other book, so not sure why I haven't read this yet. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on mine too!! 3d
StaceGhost I just finished it and it was incredible! One of my favorite reads of the year 3d
tpixie This is a lovely Russian fairy tale retelling. 3d
RaeLovesToRead I have this too. I've heard it's pretty special! Might shuffle it right up the TBR 😊 3d
Amandajoy I just started reading this! I convinced my book club to make this our December pick because I wanted to read it! 3d
vivastory @melissajayne @bookaholic1 @Prairiegirl_reading @staceghost @tpixie
All of your praise for the book has definitely convinced me to put it on my TBR pile for sometime over the next couple of months. Looking forward to it!
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vivastory @quietjenn I have that one too. If I remember correctly her other one has a unique format. Epistolary? 3d
vivastory @Eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @raelovestoread All of the praise in this thread is motivating me to read it soon. I think it'll be a great seasonal read! 3d
vivastory @Amandajoy Nice! I will keep an eye out for your review. 3d
quietjenn @vivastory yes! Journal entries, letters, lots of printed ephemera. I found it entirely engrossing. 3d
vivastory @quietjenn That's 💯 my wheelhouse. Thanks 👍 3d
bookaholic1 @vivastory 👍👍👍 3d
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StaceGhost
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#wintersolsticeswap @Chrissyreadit a major tradition for my family is making a wildlife tree🌲I thrift porcelain tea cups all year so we can fill them with coconut oil & bird seed before tying them by their handles to various branches in the yard 🐿 we also make garlands with popcorn & cranberries, cinnamon, oranges, & bay leaves 🍃 📸 from Longwood Gardens, another lovely tradition 🎄

Chrissyreadit These are absolutely lovely traditions ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit thank you! & for posting the question :) 6d
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SeaToSkyes That's a wonderful idea! 6d
sprainedbrain We do cranberry/popcorn garlands, but the teacups sound like a wonderful (and beautiful!) idea as well! ❤️ 6d
StaceGhost @sprainedbrain we just started the garlands last year! I love how they look ❤️ 6d
StaceGhost @SeaToSkyes thank you! I got it from the book Happy Vegan Christmas 🎄 this year I‘m thinking about E6000 gluing saucers to the bottom so the birds can perch 🐦 6d
DivineDiana I love this! And Longwood Gardens! ❤️🐦🐿 6d
StaceGhost @DivineDiana yes!! They‘re renovating the whole conservatory this year but the outdoor areas are still gorgeous 💎 6d
DivineDiana Walking outside during the Holidays is magical! ⭐️ 6d
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Messiejessie
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This was lovely. The pace was probably a little slower than what I was in the mood for, but it‘s written beautifully. A book about the love of wild places and wild creatures set in the beautiful and untamed wilderness of Alaska.
Fairy tale magic meets the harsh reality of survival.

Smrloomis Loved this too! ❤️ 2mo
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Argon
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This was a neat book! I loved the combination of the fairy tale and the reality of homesteading in Alaska in the early 20th century. Beautiful writing inspired by a beautiful and wild landscape 🌲❄️☀️
8.5/10

SamAnne I really enjoyed this ine too. I liked her other book even more. 3mo
Argon Cool! This is the first book of hers I‘ve read, so I‘ve added that to my tbr 😊 3mo
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MacieReads
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Halfway through 2021 and The Snow Child is still sticking out to me as my top read so far. Will any book in the second half of 2021 beat it? Template by bookswithbuzzi on Instagram!

LoverOfLearning Mhm! This is a cool idea! 5mo
MacieReads Bookswithbuzzi on Instagram has lots of cool template ideas! I wish I could tag them here! @LoverOfLearning 5mo
LoverOfLearning @MacieReads I'll definitely look! Thank you 5mo
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Nute Super cool way to track your favorite read of the year!🙂 4mo
MacieReads @Nute if you‘re on Instagram you should check out bookswithbuzzi - they had a lot of cool templates there. 4mo
Nute I‘m not really on Instagram that much, but I‘ll purposely check it out. Thanks for the info!🙂 4mo
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ju.ca.no
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I‘m 24% in on this Audiobook. So far it reminds me A LOT of „the Winter People“ by Jennifer McMahon - a couple in the middle of nowhere in winter and the wish for a child. Up until now it could seriously be another chapter in the other book. Which is perfectly fine because I loved „the Winter People“😅 I‘m enjoying it, but I also can‘t wait for something happening that feels a bit... newer😅

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northdust
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I am really enjoying "The Snow Child:?

SamAnne Loved this one. And loved her other novel...At The Bright Edge of the World? I think? Even more... 7mo
northdust Thank you, I was looking into other books read by this author and saw that one. I am going to order it. 7mo
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bookaholic1
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#31
A cute story, about an older couple that can't children, so one snowy night they made a snow girl, who comes to life.
I really enjoyed it

Gissy So funny☺️ 8mo
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Tattooedteacher
The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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I read this book years ago on the recommendation of my principal. Don‘t remember the details, but I do remember enjoying it. #windsofmarch Prompt: Tree on the cover

Eggs Great cover, perfect for the prompt 🌳🌳 9mo
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MicrobeMom
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I found this book a beautiful story of love, struggle, independence, and love. When a childless couple moves to Alaska to escape their grief, they live a lonely harsh pioneer life. Then a little girl of the wilderness enters their life and changes it forever. Alaska and the wilderness is as much a character in this book. This is a lovely story!

SamAnne Her other book is really wonderful too. I liked it more actually. To the Bright Edge of the World? I can‘t remember the exact title. 9mo
MicrobeMom @SamAnne thanks! I will definitely need to check her other book out! (edited) 9mo
kspenmoll Wonderful! Reading with your kids is so special! 9mo
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Nlr27
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Written like poetry.

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OriginalCyn620
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Read a total of 13 books this month! 🥳
My fave was the tagged book! 4 were library books that I checked out through Libby, and 3 of those were audiobooks, which is a big deal for me because I don‘t do a lot of audiobooking.
#januarywrapup

Crazeedi Yay for you!!👏👏🥰 10mo
MyNamesParadise Congrats! What did you think of Nine Perfect Strangers? It was my least favorite Liane Moriarty book. 10mo
OriginalCyn620 @MyNamesParadise I‘m a Moriarty fan and have read all her books. While this wasn‘t my favorite, I still enjoyed it and didn‘t get why it got all the hate that it did. I‘m looking forward to the Hulu series! 10mo
MyNamesParadise @OriginalCyn620 I was more indifferent to it. It was very readable because of Moriarty‘s style. I didn‘t hate it. I‘m eager for the series as well. I really need to get Hulu! 10mo
OriginalCyn620 @MyNamesParadise I agree, it was very readable! It was kinda long and had so many characters but it flowed along nicely. 10mo
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Kshakal
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This book was like word porn... so beautifully told. A retelling of a Russian fairytale that tells the story of older couple who long for a child and them made one from the snow! A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for sure!!!

PatriciaU One of my all-time favorite books! It was a “community read” in my city a few years ago and I got to hear the author read from the book and talk about her life in Alaska and writing the story. Such a privilege, and it made me a fan. 10mo
JenReadsAlot So good! I recommend her other book too if you havent read it! 10mo
Kshakal @JenReadsAlot I didn‘t know she had another book! what is the title of that one?? 10mo
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JenReadsAlot To the Bright Edge of the World. 10mo
Kshakal @JenReadsAlot that sounds amazing! 10mo
JenReadsAlot Her writing is incredible! 10mo
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Kshakal
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Ahhhhh!!! I was right in the middle of this one and my iPad died and I can‘t get it back!!! 😭🤬😤

valeriegeary Nnnnnooooooooooooo! Whhhhy?! 😫😭 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!!!! 😵 10mo
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This is a retelling of a Russian fairytale set in Alaska. Mabel & Jack are an older childless couple looking for a new start. The writing is gorgeous. The descriptions of the beauty & brutal nature of life in the wilderness took my breath away. The characters are layered & feel so real. It left me reeling for days.

“Alaska gave up nothing easily. It was lean & wild & indifferent to a man‘s struggle, & he had seen it in the eyes of that red fox.”

glamhobbit Has been on my TBR for so long! Moving it up in the queue ❄️✨ 10mo
OriginalCyn620 I just read this too and loved it! 10mo
AvidReader25 @glamhobbit It sat on my shelf for years! 10mo
AvidReader25 @OriginalCyn620 It was wonderful! 10mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Finished this today...one goal down for #joyousjanuary!

Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 10mo
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OriginalCyn620
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So glad I finally read this! Great book!
#bookspinbingo

#pop21 #magicalrealismbook

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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OriginalCyn620
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So excited to be starting this one!

Jeannineth I loved this one! You are in for a sweet treat. ❄️ 👶 11mo
JenReadsAlot So good! 11mo
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Liz_M
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Jack and Mabel are new homesteaders in 1920s Alaska. They left their established life in part to leave behind the inescapable reminders of Mabel‘s miscarriage. Life in Alaska is isolating and hard. But on the first real snowfall, in a moment of playful joy, they build a snow-girl and the next morning Faina appears. The novel is able to keep Faina‘s essence ambiguous – whether she a fairy tale or wild child. A perfectly charming book to end 2020.

Chrissyreadit That‘s a pretty case for your tablet! 11mo
BarbaraBB Charming is the right word. I was unexpectedly charmed by it too when I read it! 11mo
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Liz_M @Chrissyreadit Thank you! I spent HOURS on etsy finding just the right one. 😊 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Lovely review!! 11mo
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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OriginalCyn620 Pretty pic! I‘ll be reading this one in January...can‘t wait! ❄️ 11mo
IuliaC Lovely! Both the book and the photo! 11mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture ✨✨✨✨Happy New Year 😘 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @IuliaC thank you 🤍🤍 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cathythoughts thank you!! Happy New Year!! 🎈🎆🎊 11mo
AvidReader25 I just finished this one! 10mo
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KatieDid927
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Thank you so much @Amandajoy for the wonderful and thoughtful gifts! The books you chose are just perfect and the candle and stationary are lovely. I have a special connection to dragonflies. Your package was well-worth the wait. Happy Christmas!

#ElfSwap @Avanders

Amandajoy I‘m so glad it made it and you like the books! Enjoy them and Happy Holidays! 11mo
Avanders Yay!! 🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 11mo
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AlobelThee
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#WinterGames #MerryReaders
@Clwojick 🌬❄️ +1

The Snow Child has been on my TBRs for a few years now, even to arrive in my bookish gifts last Christmas, and just now to reading.

My mom read this at the library, and found it a bit on the gloomy side of Alaska survival. 4/5 for her. I'm up for the eerie winter fairytales, and look forward to my thoughts!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Such a wonderful book about life on the Alaskan Frontier. An older man and woman cannot have children. Amazing things happen when they build a snow girl. This is a sweet story with sadness woven in. It was so enjoyable to read.

ItsAnotherJen I really liked this one! 11mo
IuliaC I enjoyed this one so much! 11mo
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Hestapleton
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Wowzer I loved this. Magical realism isn‘t usually my thing, but this felt more like a fairy tale. It was super lovely and made me all feel cozy and ready for big snow. My #doublespin for my Christmas list, 15 points for #wintergames #teamreadnosedreindeer AND fills the White Christmas square for #festiveflicks

Traci1 Great review! I'm stacking this one. 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! I've been meaning to read this one for a while. 12mo
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Hestapleton
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COVID sucks, don‘t get me wrong, but I‘m grateful to (mostly) have energy to get some reading done if I‘m going to spend days in bed.

Texreader Oh no! You‘re positive?? Ugh I‘m so sorry!! Get well soon!! 12mo
Hestapleton @Texreader yup, hubby had it two weeks ago so I got it from him - though where he got it is a mystery. It‘s mild but definitely not fun! 12mo
Suet624 Oh no. I‘m so sorry. 12mo
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Megabooks I‘m so sorry! It is really really rough. (I had it earlier this year.) I hope you feel better soon. 💙 12mo
Jas16 I hope you feel better soon. 12mo
MittenGirlPeach Rest up and feel better very soon! (I loved the snow child!) 12mo
Reggie I got it the day before Halloween and was lucky to have a very mild version as well. Hope you feel better! 12mo
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hermyknee
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#NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha

So I don‘t know how I did it, but I accidentally animated this image in PicCollage and it‘s so cute everything dances around! Anyway, I‘m super excited to have this curated list from @TheDaysGoBy ! I‘ve been having a hard time sitting down and finishing much of anything but thrillers, so I think these two will be the perfect place to start in January💙

TheDaysGoBy Awesome! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts 😀 12mo
hermyknee @TheDaysGoBy I forgot to make a post, but I got both of these books for Christmas! 11mo
TheDaysGoBy @hermyknee Awesome! I just got the call from the library the two I requested came in. So I‘ll be picking them up this week 🙂 11mo
hermyknee @TheDaysGoBy hey there! I‘ve had some life things come up and haven‘t been reading, but I plan on starting Local Girl Missing the next time I sit down to read!! Maybe it will bring me out of this slump I‘m in! 10mo
TheDaysGoBy @hermyknee No problem. Life happens! Hope all‘s well! I‘ve been reading Happy & You Know It and will probably finish in the next week ish. I‘ll be sure to tag you when I post 🙂 10mo
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Andrea313
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Jack and Mabel are a childless older couple struggling in the Alaskan wilderness when a sudden emergence of a young girl from the woods changes their lives. #WhatChildIsThis #Silver #DecemberSong #SleighTheShelves
@Eggs @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Nice double play❄️❄️ Been wanting to read this 4ever! 12mo
Buechersuechtling Oh‼️ That summary sounds interesting. (And so does the quote.) 😄 12mo
OriginalCyn620 On my TBR! 12mo
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Eggs Nice! As I told @Andrea313 , ive been wanting to read this 4ever 🤗 12mo
TheSpineView @Eggs 📚📚📚 12mo
IuliaC I loved this one 💙 12mo
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AlobelThee
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#WinterGames #MerryReaders
@Clwojick (25p noted)

Here is my TBR post. :^) The buddy read of 'A Christmas Carol' fits right in with the paranormal themes I'm looking for this year, while getting to 'The Snow Child'. I missed time last year on 'The Christmas Mouse'; gotta start that read up first. 🐭👻 Since recently getting subscribed on Shudder movie streams (Krampus on DVD) I'll have spooky films all winter. Also, more of my bead craft projects!

AlobelThee I still have a ways to go with Mexican Gothic, to be continued in January. 'Ana on the Edge' is another for my Winter Games reads! ❄️⛸ (edited) 12mo
Bookworm54 A great idea to use a paranormal theme :) I look forward to seeing your posts! 12mo
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AllisonM89
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A new favorite. Bittersweet and absolutely lovely.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
Square 9
Top row bingo!

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!! This one has been on my radar for a while, but I'm afraid it may be too sad. 12mo
AllisonM89 @TheAromaofBooks its sad, but sweet. This isn't in the category of downright-depressing like barbara kingsolver books or the color purple or the fifth season. Its closer to The Horses of Briar Hill in terms of how sad it is 12mo
TheAromaofBooks I think I will read it at some point. I'll just have to make sure I'm in the right place for something kind of bittersweet!! 12mo
SamAnne I highly recommend at the Bright Edge of the World, which I enjoyed even more. 12mo
AllisonM89 @SamAnne just added it to my tbr list! 12mo
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AllisonM89
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Really really loving this one so far

SamAnne Really enjoyed this one too. 12mo
AllisonM89 @SamAnne it's really lovely 12mo
SheReadsAndWrites I loved that one! 🤓❤️ 12mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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These two books are on my #TBR from very longtime. Any thoughts on these books?

#wordsofoctober #cold #snow

Eggs Loved Snow Flower 🌺 14mo
Sace I read and loved Snow Flower. 14mo
Caroline2 I loved The Snow Child. ❤️ 14mo
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OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read either one but I love the cover for the tagged book! 14mo
SamAnne I really love Eowyn Ivey's books. I wasn't expecting to like them so much--I'm not always a magic realism gal. So I recommend The Snow Child. And her second book I liked even better: To the Bright Edge of the World. I haven't read Snow Flower! 14mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Eggs great 🌸🌸👍 14mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Sace then I should read it soon 💐🥰thanks 14mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Sace @Caroline2 thanks for the info 💐👍 excited to read both ! 14mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @OriginalCyn620 yes it‘s appealing 😀 14mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @SamAnne 🤩 wow. I have not read from that author. Looks exciting read. Definitely read both the books. Thank you 😊 💐 14mo
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TheDaysGoBy
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Only read one prompt for this quarter for #booked2020 - the tagged book was for hat/head covering on cover

Hopefully this last quarter I can knock some more out.

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen 👍🏽 well done 14mo
Cinfhen This is your #OfficialThirdQuarterEntry 🎊🎊🎊#Booked2020 14mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage It's all good. Sometimes we just have to go with the flow ... 14mo
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melissajayne
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4.5⭐️ I bought this book back in March 2013 (still have the original receipt) and it was one of those that just kind of languished on one of my many piles of books. This was my #bookspin book for August and I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it, but I felt that the author rushed the ending. What I liked about the book was just how emersive the book was. #magicalrealism #fantasy #historicalfiction 🔽

ChasingOm I have this on my physical unread shelf too. 1y
booklover3258 I absolutely loved this book! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Such a beautiful cover!!! 1y
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TheDaysGoBy
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A fairy tale inspired story of a snow girl that magically comes to life, bringing joy to a childless couple. The story had some great characters and had some real depth. I enjoyed it!

This fulfills my prompt of hat/head covering on cover for #booked2020

@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Prairiegirl_reading This is one of my all time favourites! I still get over it! ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Fun cover choice 😍 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good call for this prompt. I loved this one! 1y
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melissajayne
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Mabel had known there would be silence.

#firstlinefridays

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TheDaysGoBy
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Woke up at 4am and couldn‘t go back to sleep. Finally gave up at 5am and here we are: having had coffee and some breakfast and taking advantage of the quiet hour to get some reading done.

At the moment I think I‘d rather be sleeping but I suppose if I can‘t do that, there‘s nothing else I‘d rather be doing than reading

#sotired #insomnia

Jennaree3 I‘ve had two days like that this week, just swap your small cat with my large black dog lol. Hang in there! It‘s almost the weekend. 1y
TheDaysGoBy @Jennaree3 Crazy! It‘s been a long time since I‘ve had insomnia like this. Thanks for the kind words though! You hang in there as well! Hopefully we can both catch up on some sleep tomorrow 1y
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Kdgordon88
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📚Tagged
🌟Alexander McCall Smith
🎬Shrek
🎤Snow Patrol
🎼S. O. S. - ABBA

#ManicMonday #LetterS @JoScho

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UnabridgedPod
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"In my old age, I see that life itself is often more fantastic and terrible than the stories we believed as children, and that perhaps there is no harm in finding magic among the trees" (251).⠀

Oh wow. I loved this book, Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child, SO much. (I had a million more quotations marked, but I'll spare you and stop at one!) ⬇️

UnabridgedPod Sara talked about this book in the Winter Books episode of Unabridged and then very kindly loaned me the book. I regret that it took me so long to read it.⠀ 2y
Freespirit Looks great! 2y
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Peaslady
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First book club book with a new group and this was sensational! The descriptions of such an alien landscape are so vivid and I loved the way she created such a compelling story with so few characters. The thing that was so unique though was the way I was never quite sure if I was reading fantasy or just fiction. At times, like the protagonists, I wondered if the snow child was real. Was this a story of madness? What happened to her in the end?

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Frecks-Booklover4life
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Beautiful read! Favorite quote..... “In my old age, I see that life itself is more fantastic and terrible than the stories we believed in as children, and perhaps, there is no harm in finding magic among the trees.” 💗

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One of the best things about visiting my mom is I always come home with a new stack of books to read. The tagged book has been on my radar for some time. Mom says she didn‘t love it but thinks it‘s worth a read. I‘ve heard good things about the book on Rome and I‘m fairly certain you can‘t go wrong with Grisham. All in all, a pretty good #bookhaul for this visit.

Prairiegirl_reading The Snow Child is one of my favourites but I can see how it‘s not for everyone. 2y
BookishMe How long has it been since the last Grisham I read 🤔🤔🤔 2y
BookishMe @Prairiegirl_reading I was mostly fascinated by the atmospheric descriptions. Was a little slow but simmered with emotions 2y
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Prairiegirl_reading @BookishMe so atmospheric! And I read it during a blizzard and was snowed in so that added to the experience for me. 2y
BookishMe @Prairiegirl_reading wow! How amazing 2y
TracyReadsBooks @BookishMe and @Prairiegirl_reading Glad to hear you both like it—The Snow Child definitely sounds like one I would like more than my mother would and I can imagine it would be awesome to read it during a blizzard. I read The Bear and the Nightingale during the heart of winter a couple of years ago and it was perfect. 2y
BookishMe Somehow, as a native of the tropics, I doubt reading 'summery' or even spring-themed books on the usual sunny days has the same feel as reading wintry books on snowy days ;p 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @TracyReadsBooks yes exactly. I read that one in the winter too, it may have even been the same year because I was looking for the same winter experience. 2y
TracyReadsBooks @BookishMe 😂 This is probably true. There is something special about a good book, a hot cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate and a cold wintry day. That being said, when spring hits and I can read outside again, I love that too! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @BookishMe I am a bit of a seasonal reader. I would never read a wintery book in summer. Summer is short enough here I don‘t want to think about winter then. But then again we do experience all the seasons here. Definitely not tropical! 2y
BookishMe Mornings and evenings here may be ideal to read outside but the humidity!! That reminds me of a night I stepped out last year. It was full moon and I sat on a bench near the block of flats I stay. Mostly apartments here, so no luxury of private outdoor space ;)) I was reading a book of Michelle Obama's speeches. 💟💟 2y
BookishMe @Prairiegirl_reading ahhh... I now understand why I never got seasonal reading ☺️😉 2y
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Mehso-so

I dont think I have ever felt so conflicted over how I felt about a book while reading it.

Sometimes I was bored and grazed over the words, but I still just had to know how it ended.

I never felt overly attached to the characters and by the time I got to the end it all felt kind of "Meh".

So not awful, but not that great either.

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Then one morning, when the last of the snow had melted, she came to the old couple and kissed them both.

" I must leave you now," she said.

"Why?" they cried.

"I am a child of the snow. I must go where it is cold."

~From "The Snow Child"~

Halfway through this fairytale retelling! I am a sucker for them. Rather slow, but I am so curious to see where it is going...

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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The Snow Child By: Eowyn Ivey

"Mabel had known there would be silence. "

#firstlinefridays #snowchild #winterreads #read #friday

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." -Mason Cooley-

This could not be more true for me right now! After being pregnant and having a baby, books were an escape from worry and boredom! It is so easy to fall into other worlds and take a break from this one for a while. We all need that!

#booknerd #adventure #booksthatinspire #books #readeveryday