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Vassa in the Night
Vassa in the Night: A Novel | Sarah Porter
Vassa in the Night is an enchanting, modern retelling of the Russian folktale “Vassilissa the Beautiful” for young adults by the critically-acclaimed author, Sarah Porter. Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy, calls it, "A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale crackling with wit and magical mayhem." In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood. In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission. But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair.... Inspired by the Russian folktale “Vassilissa the Beautiful” and her years of experience teaching creative writing to students in New York City public schools, acclaimed author Sarah Porter weaves a dark yet hopeful tale about a young girl’s search for home, love, and belonging.
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sheffner
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I was in such a reading slump in May--it took me a while to finish my only read, Vassa in the Night, and then I didn‘t pick anything else up until the end of the month.

But I did finish a book off my physical TBR, completed a booked2019 prompt, and am still on track with my Goodreads challenge!

1 Goodreads TBR

1 Physical TBR (owned/on shelf)

1 booked2019 challenge prompt

Vassa in the Night-⭐⭐

#monthlywrapup #maywrapup

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sheffner
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Mehso-so

There have been a few recent weird reads (Strange Grace, Sawkill Girls, The Hazel Wood) that I‘ve enjoyed, but this one missed the mark. It was darker and more gruesome than I‘d expected.  The beginning of the book pulled me in, but I found myself disconnected and apathetic about the characters and plot by the middle. An surreal, dark retelling on an unfamiliar folktale, but this just wasn‘t for me.

#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle

Cinfhen At least you completed the prompt 😝 2mo
sheffner @Cinfhen I thought about DNF-ing a few times, but I was determined to finish both the book and the prompt. 😅 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I like the original source folk tale, but I also thought this book was too weird and gave it a 👎 when I read it a few years ago. 2w
sheffner @4thhouseontheleft Yes, too weird, even for me. 2w
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Rudis
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Mehso-so

An interesting take on the fairytale which was quick & fun. I never got super attached to the characters, and the tone was off at times for me.

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alisonrose
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BOOK: Vassa in the Night (I‘m in the minority on this here and on GR and everywhere, but I fucking loved this book)
AUTHOR: Sarah Vowell!!
MOVIE: V for Vendetta
FOOD: Veggie burger #vegetariansoflitsy 😬
#manicmonday #letterV

JoScho Love a veggie burger! 7mo
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BookishGamer87
Pickpick

I know I'm in the lower percentile here, but I love this book (and have since it was released 2 years ago). It's quirky and weird and beautiful. And it made Sarah an insta-buy author for me as well as a great friend.

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IheartYA
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Mehso-so

Either this author is a genius, or she's tripping on some hard drugs. Some weird stuff in here. Most events did not correlate to the ending and made no sense. It's as if the author had a beginning and ending, and just threw some sh*t in the middle. It started off promising but quickly lost direction. I'm calling it a so-so because I like the writing style. She really did do creepy well.

mcipher I love this review! 😂 8mo
Linear I want it to be turned into a movie with the same director as Spirited away! I feel like it would look and be awesome! 8mo
IheartYA @mcipher Sometimes I try to spice it up a bit for entertainment. 🤣 A book I read last year was so bad that I thought it should be dropped in dog poop and ran over with a car. Lololol 8mo
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IheartYA @Linear This book scared me. A movie would be utterly terrifying. 8mo
MrsGreen Yes! So frickin weird!!!! 8mo
Linear @IheartYA have you seen Spirited away? Or Howels Moving castle? I want the movie to be made like those 8mo
IheartYA @Linear Nah, I haven't seen them. I'm not big on movies or animations. 8mo
mcipher The dog poop is an even better review - OMG! 😂 @Linear I haven‘t read this, but anything Miyazaki makes is solid gold, so I‘d watch it. Amazing movies! (edited) 8mo
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IheartYA
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So me, especially after this crap day at work. Most people will binge on food or drink, but me? Give me a book and leave me alone. #booktherapy

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love it all, especially the secret passages. 💜 8mo
kgriffith I want that glass tower for peering at the full moon tonight! 8mo
mreads This really is a introverts dream house! 😍 I'd love to live there 8mo
IheartYA @mreads I know, right? Now with grocery delivery and Amazon it is a possibility! 🤣 8mo
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JenFowler
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Pickpick

This book is like...hmmm..if you combined Alice in Wonderland with Beetlejuice?
It is dark and creepy. Magical and weird. Confusing and yet somehow still addictive.
I was never sure where the story was leading or if any of it will make sense in the end, but I still enjoyed the crazy ride.

mcipher Wow, this sounds so weird and so fun!! 9mo
Addison_Reads Great review! I have to read this now. 😁 9mo
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dizie_lizie
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Mehso-so

I‘m honestly not sure how I feel about this one. At times I found it charming, funny and even sweet but I was more often the not completely confused. I don‘t even know how many times I asked myself what the hell am I reading. In the end though, it was easy enough to continue on and finish and I did enjoy the climax. Giving it a shaky ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Linear Have you ever seen "spirited away" or read any of the original Hans christian Anderson fairytales? It is kind of like those. But in a modern setting. Whimsical and told in a fairy tale tone to its core. 10mo
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LibrarianRyan
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Okay it may not be #whendovescry but I bet there are swans.

#princeofjuly @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good one!! 💜 12mo
vkois88 Nice 🤗🤗 12mo
FaeNoir Oohhh I've seen this one floating around. Have you started it yet and is it any good? 12mo
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LibrarianRyan @FaeNoir nope. Not read it yet. A re telling if swan lake or the ugly duckling. I can't remember which. 12mo
BookHoarder32 @FaeNoir inspired by 'Vassilissa the Beautiful' - a Russian folktale 10mo
Linear @LibrarianRyan lol no, i litterally giggled when i saw that comment lol 10mo
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gossamerchild
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I wasn't really sure what to go with today's prompt, so I decided to go with a personal definition. You ever have a recollection of a book that doesn't match your rating? I feel like this ended up as an #underratedbook in my own estimation. I remember really liking it, but only gave it 3 stars on #goodreads. Perhaps my rating system needs improvement?

#readingresolutions @Jess7

ReadingRover I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. I think I hyped it up for myself too much. I‘m too much of a Baba Yaga nut. 13mo
gossamerchild @ReadingRover I can see that. Are there other Baba Yaga retellings you'd recommend instead? I honestly haven't read much. 13mo
JazzFeathers I think the whole 5 stars racing needs improvement 😆 13mo
gossamerchild @JazzFeathers yeah, that would be nice. 13mo
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taraWritesSci
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I have been stuck traveling for work which means no downtime for reading. The only exception is during flights but it's just not the same. So! Diving into a new book with a gorgeous cover that introduces a Russian folk tale with a modern twist.

Happy #weekendReads everyone!

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Lizpixie
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#LitsyClassics #MayLovesClassics #day4 #Retelling When I was a child, I read the original folktale of Baba Yaga,the Russian witch that flew through the forest in a mortar & pestle and lives in a house that has chicken legs. It was one that made an impression! This book is a mashup retelling of the Baba Yaga story & another Russian fairytale, Vasilisa The Beautiful, but set in modern Brooklyn. It‘s very clever & magical with an undertone of menace.

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Spillytalker
Mehso-so

Bedtime stories?

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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Russian themed infuser for a Russian inspired novel.

Martta I love your infuser! 😍 1y
Faibka Love it!!! 1y
minkyb The height of matching! 1y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Panpan

This book contained a lot of elements I usually like: fairy tale retelling, magical creatures, and magical realism. But this was definitely not for me.

Weird is good. I like weird. But this was so bizarre and disjointed, it was hard to follow. Like Alice in Wonderland on steroids (I happen to love Alice). I refreshed my memory on the original Baba Yaga fairytale first, I definitely recommend doing that or it will make no sense at all.

4thhouseontheleft This fulfills #LitsyAtoZ #LetterV, #pop18 #timeofdayintitle and #MountTBR - the three reasons why this did not become a DNF. ☺️ Also counts for #owlcrateathon. #popsugar2018 (edited) 1y
DivaDiane I think it‘s perfectly legitimate to DNF a book from your #MountTBR and still count it, but if it‘s doing double or triple duty with other challenges, that makes it more difficult. 1y
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4thhouseontheleft
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So glad to be able to sit down with tea and a book after an emotional day!

It is always difficult for me to drop my child at school the day after a mass shooting. 😢

What helped lift my heart, was hope. Hope that things can change. Because today was also the day I got to stand with my friend Christy Clark...a founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, as she filed to run for office in the NC House.

Peace. Love. Books. ✌️ ❤️ 📚

TrishB Must be awful 💔 1y
AmyG Wow. I can not imagine as my kids are much older. And good for your friend...to run for office and make a difference. It is not an easy thing to do. My husband was Mayor of our town...hardest job he ever had. I wish her the best. 1y
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Christine Same here re: school dropoff. Heartbroken and angry, but thanks for sharing re: your friend - that‘s wonderful. ❤️ (edited) 1y
Christine11 That must have been so hard for you 💗 Good for your friend - I hope things go well for her ! 1y
DivineDiana Good luck to your friend! 1y
Johanna414 I don‘t have kids in school yet, but I work in a school and am always a little nervous the day after a shooting too. My library is front and center when you enter our school- if a shooter enters our building there‘s no way I‘ll have time to get myself and my students to safety 1y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Does anyone else love dolphins like I do? 🐬

Cathythoughts I think this is a beautiful post. Dolphin & all ✨✨✨✨✨ 1y
CaitZ You have the coolest tea strainers. I'm jealous. I need to find some for myself. And dolphins are fantastic animals. 1y
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TheAnitaAlvarez @CaitZ they‘re my mum‘s, really. But since I‘m staying at her house for a couple of weeks, I get to use all the cute strainers! 😊 1y
BookwormM Have been loving the tea strainer posts 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @BookwormM there‘s still a lot of them to go through! 1y
kezzlou85 I love dolphins. Your tea strainer is so cute. 1y
RadicalReader @TheAnitaAlvarez I love the dolphin so cute and perfectly in place looking like its begging for whatever you're eating while enjoying the beverage they're performing inside of 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @kezzlou85 adorable, right? (edited) 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @RadicalReader yes, it‘s so cute!! 1y
kezzlou85 @TheAnitaAlvarez so adorable 💜 1y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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So far, so good. I love dark fantasy inspired by folklore, so this book is right up my alley.

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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Fish in my tea! The book is a retelling of a Russian folk tale which I read when I was a kid, but don‘t remember much right now. Hopefully it‘ll come back to me as I read.

MidnightBookGirl Love Sarah Porter and this was such a delightfully strange tale! 1y
Lindy According to the book description, it‘s a retelling of Vasilisa the Beautiful. 1y
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TheAnitaAlvarez @MidnightBookGirl it‘s my first time reading her! 1y
SandyW That tea sounds distinctly unappealing! 😀 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @SandyW hahaha 😂 1y
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4thhouseontheleft
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This book is...weird.🤔 #owlcrateathon

Kenziejo I just wanted to update you on the #LMPBC book. They sent the package back to me. Somehow the front of the package was destroyed during shipping. The book is fine, but they couldn't read the address or scan the code. I contacted the post office and they are giving me free shipping, so I will have it out to you again tomorrow. So sorry for the delay! 1y
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! That‘s crazy. That‘s ok @Kenziejo I haven‘t actually mailed out mine to @Ajessgirl yet. Doing that tomorrow! This month has been crazy. 1y
Ajessgirl Oh my gosh, what a pain, @Kenziejo ! I just mailed China Dolls to @riversong153 today, so we‘re on the same schedule, @4thhouseontheleft 😂 (edited) 1y
4thhouseontheleft @ajessgirl 👍😂😂😂 1y
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4thhouseontheleft
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A day or two late, but I am finally delving into my unread #OwlCrate books for #owlcrateathon, a #readathon that runs from Feb 10 - 23.

I‘ll be starting with the tagged book, a retelling if the Baba Yaga Russian folk tale, which is the OwlCrate book I have owned the longest.

This will also hopefully help boost my numbers for #MountTBR! #OwlCrateSociety

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4thhouseontheleft
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My #februarytbr has a few selections to cover #Booked2018 prompts, and some past #Owlcrate books to go along with the 2-week readathon later this month!

Really looking forward to this stack of books (plus an Agatha Christie ebook not pictured)!

#ReadingResolutions @Jess7

corycatelyn The upside of unrequited and caraval are great! I hope you like them! 😊 1y
Mommamanzi I just finished Caraval and LOVED it!!! 1y
ericarobynreads Vassa is such an interesting story idea!! And Homegoing... oh my gosh. An incredible read. One tip from me, take notes on each character :) it helps keep their family ties clear. 1y
4thhouseontheleft @corycatelyn @Mommamanzi Definitely looking forward to those two! @ericarobynreads Thanks for the tip! 1y
valeriegeary Good looking stack! Homegoing and Still Life are wins for sure! 1y
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toastyfrog
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Panpan

Eeehhhhhh..... The concept of this book sounded better than the book ended up being. There was a lot of description but the plot didn't progress very fast at all. It seemed to talk in circles in several parts and tried to add romance where there obviously was none. All in all I wouldn't really recommend it.

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lauras.enchanted.library
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Pickpick

So.

I binged this so fast. Literally, i couldn‘t put it down.

The New York of this world is definitely not the New York of my world, but I couldn‘t help but fall in love with this rich setting and story oh my god I can‘t 😍

I‘m such a sucker for retellings 🙈 and this was no different. I loved every moment, all the gorey details and creepy moments were just perfect.

5⭐️ hands down. This literally blew me away. (favorite read of 2018 so far ♥️)

398.2 This sounds good! 1y
lauras.enchanted.library @398.2 it really was!! It was a Vasalissa the Beautiful retelling, and it was just perfectly weird in every way!! 1y
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Kalalalatja
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Mehso-so

A good read, but maybe a bit too long. It dragged for me in certain parts, while others had my heart beating faster and I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. It was a dark retelling of a dark Russian fairy tale 👌

This was my last book on my #RussianLit2017 tbr, and I have had so much fun with reading a lot of Russian and Russian inspired literature 👍

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sammisho
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Mehso-so

This was almost a bail. I just could not get into this story. It reminded me of The Night Circus, all the makings of a book I should love, but just didn't​ do it for me. But the writing was lovely, and I could see why some people would love it.
Gave it 2 stars on GoodReads and I am wavering between a so-so and a pan.

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Kalalalatja
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I'm going home to my home town to visit my parents and friends, and bus time equals reading time 👌

#Currentlyreading #RussianLit2017

julesG What is Danish for Mordor? Now I need to know! 2y
Kalalalatja @julesG haha - think it is the same ? the bag is part of an initiative called Atlas over Aarhus, which is trying to "publish" literature in new and different ways, and this was one of them ? 2y
Elisa Oh man, that is one of the main reasons why I love traveling by train — reading time!! Have a great visit, and enjoy your book! (edited) 2y
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ephemeralwaltz Aw yes! @Elisa I'm hoping to have some reading time on the train today!- 2y
Kalalalatja @Elisa @ephemeralwaltz I have way too little transportation time 😱 2y
Elisa @ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja unfortunately I use the car day to day because it‘s more practical with a family and errands, but that‘s one big plus of having the Kindle always with me — every time I am standing still or waiting (for the bus, for the train, at the doctor‘s, at the post office) turns into reading time! 😁 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Continuing my #RussianLit2017 reading with this retelling of Vasilisa the Beautiful from #theretellingbookswap. So far, it is good - weird and mysterious, just like a retelling of a Russian fairy tale should be 👌

And when it is paired with iced coffee and chocolate, I can't be anything other than happy!

Leniverse OMG! Chocolate with Heksehyl! I want some! Why can't my current country of residence appreciate salmiak liquorice! 😭 2y
Kalalalatja @Leniverse it is the best! I'm so sad for all the people out there who haven't discovered the joys of salty liqourice! 😳 also, I'm always a bit surprised when someone recognizes my Danish candy 😂 2y
Leniverse I haven't had the pleasure of that particular chocolate bar, but I do know Heksehyl as liquorice tubes filled with salty liquorice paste goodness! (Jeg er opprinnelig fra Norge) 😉 We have a Danish shop (Tiger) in our Welsh town, and they used to supply me with liquorice fish and salty liquorice boiled candies, but I think I was the only person buying them because now they only sell sweet liquorice. 😭 2y
Kalalalatja @Leniverse my grandmother is from Norway! 😄 and that sucks! I love the candy from Tiger in Denmark, so I can only imagine how you must suffer! 👎 2y
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sammisho
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The book is okay, but these cookies are the best thing on the planet.

Mommamanzi I got some of those at Walmart today lol. Penelope made me do it!!!!! 2y
sammisho @Mommamanzi Yup, that's where I got them and it was totally Luke's fault. Always blame the kid. 2y
Marmie7 That's right, Lorelei made me do it. We also bought some today😋 2y
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sammisho @Marmie7 Those needy kids! 😂 2y
Marmie7 🤣 I'm also denying the fact that I may have taken the first one from the pkg. before dinner- just to make sure they were safe for the rest of the family😉 2y
sammisho @Marmie7 Sacrifice is part of motherhood, right? 2y
Marmie7 Absolutely! Anything for my family😁 2y
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alisonrose
Pickpick

Oh, I loved this book so much! I owned it for a year before finally reading it and whhhyyyy did I wait so long? I acknowledge it's definitely not the book for everyone. It's an acquired taste, but if it is for you, you will adore it. The world the author made, the magic and the reality, the characters - all so unique and vibrant. I don't even want to say specifics about the story because I think it's best the less you know. A new fave 💗5/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose

It feels like I'm acting out gestures that have been waiting for me all along, like my movements are grooves cut into the air and I'm suddenly flowing inside them.

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alisonrose

Harmony has no better preservative than obliviousness.

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alisonrose
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I started this earlier and am about 50 pages in and it's so wonderfully weird and I like it a lot already ...
#nowreading #currentlyreading

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Foragingfantasy
Pickpick

Finally finished this one! I really enjoyed it, but it took forever because I only read it before bed. Some nights it's was only a couple of pages.

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PrezBookster
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Jada had five books stacked! I guess she had some major reading plans!!

RadicalReader @PrezBookster love reading readers there is nothing better than a family of bookworms 2y
PrezBookster @RadicalReader She is 10 and has been going back and forth on reading.. but there is an upswing right now! I‘ll take it! 2y
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PrezBookster
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I stopped at a local Little Free Library and this librarian had t hooked up! Super cute bookmarks, dog treats, sign in request form, banned book pins! It was awesome! I got the last in the Harry Potter series to finish off my collection and my daughter got a book from her fave author!

Cinfhen Fun!!!! 2y
britt_brooke Love the bookmarks! 2y
Cortg Love the bookmarks! 2y
MissSarahLou Dahl is one of my favorites, as well! 2y
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PrezBookster
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This type of magical thinking is one of the many reasons reading is a journey!

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PrezBookster
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My three besties made me a LITTLE FREE LIBRARY as a Housewarming gift! I am over the moon!! I cried soo much!

Nat_Reads WOW!! So sweet!! 2y
xicanti This is wonderful! 2y
DivineDiana What thoughtful friends! (edited) 2y
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rubyslippersreads What a wonderful gift! 2y
kspenmoll What a fabulous gift! So much fun ahead!📚📚 2y
Soubhiville That's awesome! 2y
tpixie What a Lovely personal gift 🎁 2y
goodbyefrancie So wonderful! I've had mine for almost two years and I love it! 2y
LeahBergen Love it!!! 2y
litmuggle It is beautiful there really sweet. 2y
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abbsinwonderland
Mehso-so

✨although I finished this last night, I still have absolutely no idea what I read exactly. I'm going to buy the original (hopefully) and then reread this. Perhaps that'll help? I'm not sure.
I don't even know how to rate this. 😒

sammisho I had trouble rating it too. 2y
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abbsinwonderland
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✨I'm not too sure how I feel about Vassa in the Night, but confused and intrigued could easily sum it up. Does anyone know what the original edition of this retelling is? 📖
✨Peep that Mad Hatter bookmark I found, too. 😄😍 Of course I went to two different Barnes and Noble and came out with some new Alice stuff.. and possibly like.. twelve new books (TWO were for the boyfriend, of course!).💜
✨Successful weekend it was.📚

TheQuietQuill I think this is a retelling of the Russian folklore of "Vasilisa the Beautiful." I got this book in my Owlcrate box last year and your thoughts describe it perfectly for me as well. I was kind of confused on a lot of the story and I just didn't understand it. It sure was interesting though! ? 2y
DrexEdit That bookmark 😍 2y
abbsinwonderland @TheQuietQuill I was hoping if I read the original, maybe it would make more sense lol. I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling confused- definitely interesting tho! Thank you!! 💜 2y
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HippieChickHomeschool Vasilissa the Beautiful is a great tale, and there's some really beautiful picture book versions out there. You should definitely check one out! 2y
abbsinwonderland @HippieChickHomeschool I definitely will be! Thank you!💜 2y
Meeko93 That bookmark is absolutely fantastic! 😍 2y
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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

This book was recommended to me after reading the Bear and the Nightingale. Another Russian fairytale story. I didn't know the original tale, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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Nancethepants
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If you haven't already, buy this book!!

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WhatDeeReads
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Must. Not. Buy. New. Books.

Must. Actually. Read. Books. I. Already. Own.

💪🏾

LauraBeth But they're so cheap!! 😀 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth You should add "enabler" to your Litsy bio. 2y
WhatDeeReads @LauraBeth 👎🏾 Not about the money. @MicheleinPhilly Yes, she should. I already have one pusher woman. I don't need another one. [ @theshrinkette 👀] (edited) 2y
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theshrinkette @WhatDeeReads Wangs is really good! 2y
LauraBeth These two books you want to buy? I'm sure they're both available at the library. My enabling can go both ways. 2y
Librariana Yes! Library! I'm with @LauraBeth on this last point. Plus, I don't know about you, but I get a sense of giddy joy when I go to the library, see these books there, and know there's no wait... no huge hold list... can just pick 'em up and walk out. Which is what I did when I saw 2y
Librariana Also, isn't @theshrinkette just the best?? I always marvel at her ninja reading skills and at how she finds these gems! 2y
WhatDeeReads @theshrinkette I know! So many books. 2y
WhatDeeReads @LauraBeth @Librariana Libraries are awesome. Gotta stay away right now. Need to prioritize books I own and have not read. 2y
Librariana Very healthy attitude and completely understandable reasoning, @WhatDeeReads. I need to do the same. Libraries ARE awesome and it's good to know that these titles will be there waiting for ya in the future 😊 2y
theshrinkette @Librariana Aww thanks! 2y
8leagueboot It's so darn hard. 2y
WhatDeeReads @8leagueboot It is. But I'm determined. I know for a fact that these two will go on sale again. 2y
moranadatter Would it help to make a list of all the books you resist buying and their prices between now and bingo? Might be fun to see how much you saved. (edited) 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Saw photo "damnit, I really want that book (Vaasa in the night) but I really need to finish some of the non-fiction on my TBR".... Read Caption, laughed out loud. ??? 2y
WhatDeeReads @moranadatter I could try that. 2y
moranadatter Only if it works for you. I find it motivating. It gives me an idea of what I was spending and how deep a TBR pile I was building. 2y
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Laughterhp
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Starting this book next! Just finished Newt's Emerald this morning and after some exercise and lunch, time to read! #STACKEDUP

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Hmmm. You've reminded me that I have Newt's Emerald. I've been meaning to read it. 2y
Laughterhp @RestlessFickleBookSlut Newt's Emerald was okay.. I wasn't really impressed. It was a quick read though. 2y
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gossamerchild
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Not sure this is my #favefairytale (or folktale), but it's one I've read recently that I enjoyed. Very dark (no pun intended 🙄). There's one series that's definitely one of my favorites, but I can't find the book at the moment. I'll link it in the comments.

#backtoreading @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

gossamerchild Absolutely adore this story, and trilogy. Time for a reread, perhaps. 2y
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diovival
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So this happened. Innocently check email this morning and find a new random bookish newsletter in my inbox. Cover image catches my eye. Totally unfamiliar with title or author. Tap screen. See that this is a retelling of the Russian folktale “Vassilissa the Beautiful” and impulse buy. No regrets.

JazzFeathers Haven't read it, but heard lots of good things about it 2y
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Bookish.Taylor
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I'm not 100% sure I like this book. Have you read it? Did you love it? If so, tell me why you loved it.

#vassainthenight #sarahporter #currentlyreading

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Linear
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#letstalkaboutbooksbaby
1. In bed
2. Vassa in the night
3. Wintersong though the dark calling is above it.
4. Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales
5. A little princesses. It makes me cry everytime.
6. The dark calling by kresley cole book 5 in the arcana chronicals!!! Which is why its at the top of my TBR even though its not out yet.

MrsGreen Vassa is so good! Weird but good! 2y
Linear @MrsGreen i hope it gets made into a movie by studio gibili like 2y
haileybean A Little Princess has me sobbing, every time. 2y
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