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A Thousand Nights
A Thousand Nights | E.K.Johnston
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife.When Lo-Melkhiin - a formidable king - arrives at her desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice - leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man. But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives. Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks are given strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. But she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king . . . if only she can stop her heart from falling for a monster.Set against a harsh desert backdrop, A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston is an evocative tale of love, mystery and magic that would not feel out of place if Scheherazade herself were telling it. And perhaps she is...
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Jeralyn
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Panpan

I usually love the spoken storytelling style of writing that I find in few books, but this one didn't really resonate with me. The book seemed to be a similar pace throughout all of it and I ended up feeling very indifferent to the story. To be fair, I could definitely understand how someone could love this book. I do get the slight magic aspect it holds, but that's about it for the +'s in my book.

Jeralyn I will say one more thing though, the cover of this book is beautiful and I will have trouble parting with it. 11mo
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lauren.lerner
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As pretty as the cover is for this book (on loan from the library & due in 8 days so it‘s getting bumped from the #TBR to #currentlyreading today), I actually like the title page better. 📖🧞‍♀️

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marti86
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I couldn't get through it

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brandymuses
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Day 2: Tale
#coolbooks Fairytale Edition

Still catching up.

Linsy Looks like I need to add this to my stack! 💜 2y
brandymuses @Linsy It‘s extraordinarily well done. I highly recommend it!!! 2y
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bloodychamber
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This was wonderful.

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meganrenee3
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Read this one in just one day. Book # 7 in 2018.

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Kaseybjohn
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Pickpick

5 stars. A beautiful story beautifully written. Amazing.

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kljuczaknjigu
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Do you like Croatian covers of A Thousand Nights and Spindle? So far, my favourites this year 😍

#vreteno #tisucunoci #znanje #croatianedition #yafantasy

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kljuczaknjigu
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Happy Easter to all who are celebrating 🐣🐇🐰🐥🌹🌸
I'm spending my day with Spindle by E.K.Johnston - an amazing story of a A Thousand Nights, a book sooo fascinating and different than others found in this genre💖

#athousandnights #spindle #happyeaster #easter #easteregg #ekjohnstonbooks

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MinDea
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I also need to post a big thank you to @TK421 for these 3 amazing books he sent me for his #10KGiveaway! I am so excited about all of them! I was not expecting THREE books! So very generous of you to do this giveaway and I feel so lucky to have won. Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!!!!!!

#BookMail #ThankYou #Giveaway #LitsyMail

TK421 I'm glad they all finally made it to you! It was just as easy to order 3 instead of 2. 😁 2y
MinDea @TK421 😆😆😆 Thank you. You can never let someone know just how much you appreciate their thoughtfulness and generosity. Thank you!!! 2y
TK421 You are more than welcome!😊 2y
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SandyW Littens are the best! @TK421 2y
DebinHawaii How great! As You Wish is wonderful. I recommend both the book for the pictures and the audio for the voices. 📚❤️ 2y
MinDea @DebinHawaii Who does the audiobook for As You Wish? 2y
MinDea @SandyW yes they really are and @TK421 is one of the best! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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#theHoneyMoonisOver? This girl never even gets a honey moon. Instead she gets an abusive husband. Not a favorite book of mine. #marchintooz

Lizpixie Well that sucks😕 2y
Cinfhen But the photo is awesome ♥️ 2y
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Kar2b
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A Thousand Nights marks my seventh and last read of January. Overall, a good book month. All of these rated a 4 or 5 from me.

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Kar2b
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I picked this up from Barnes and Noble after Christmas for $3.99! I‘m really enjoying the story... who‘s read it? What did you think?
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Also, is this based on the same folklore as Renee Ahdieh‘s The Wrath and the Dawn?

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Mehso-so

I should know by now that magical books just don‘t do much for me, but I keep trying and I‘m usually unhappy with them. I wish I could say this was the exception but it isn‘t. I just don‘t love this genre. But if you do like fairytale retellings (this was 1001 Nights) with magical elements, you‘ll probably like this.

Chachic Aww sorry to hear fairy tale retellings don't work for you. Personally, I love them. This is already on my TBR pile. 2y
HotCocoaReads @Chachic It‘s mainly the magic part of them that doesn‘t work for me. But then most fairytales do have a magical element to them. In the original stories, for some reason, it‘s easier for me to accept. Maybe it‘s more about the length...like I can suspend my belief long enough when it‘s short, but when it‘s 300 pages, maybe it just gets to be too much for me. 🤔 2y
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If you listen long enough to the whispers, you will hear the truth. Until then, I will tell you this: the world is made safe by a woman. She bound the monster and the man who was left was saved. #AThousandNights #EKJohnston #book #books #bookyourself #bookunion @beammandi #bookutopia #bookunicorn #bookunicorns #bookish #bookishfeature #bookishfeatures #booksoflitsy #bookobsessed #bookobsession #bookoholic #bookoholics #bookporn #bookperson 💞💞💞

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 2y
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Ke633
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My October #tbr pile is dwindling.. I‘m going to do some dishes and finish my laundry that I may have started 2 days ago and then do some #easylikesundaymorning reading.. but first I‘ll finish my tea. ☺️ #earlgrey

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Read-eat-travel-repeat
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My husband and I are vacationing in Ecuador, and we are in the galapagos right now. Yesterday we swam with sea turtles, and I just had to share! I'm getting a good amount of reading in, since we have quite a bit of travel time between destinations. And we have such busy days that we are relaxing before bed, so even more reading! #travelreading

susanw Wow! What an experience! 2y
LeahBergen Wow! 😍 2y
DGRachel That sounds amazing!! 2y
ephemeralwaltz Nice!!! Michelle I've just sent out your first #litsypenpals letter! (Forgive me for taking so long!!!😍😍) 2y
Read-eat-travel-repeat @ephemeralwaltz Of course! I'm excited to receive it!! I was worried it was going to come while I was away 🙈 2y
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Mommamanzi
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My #retellingbookswap package came a very far way yesterday. It has so many beyond thoughtful goodies in it. All the way to my garden gnomes to help me make my garden beautiful after Irma hit it. A Thousand Nights is hands down the most beautiful book I've ever seen. And little did you know four leaf clovers are very special to my husband and I. We met and later got engaged on St. Patrick's day. Thank you so much for every beautiful thing in it!!!

ju.ca.no I'm glad you like it😊 thanks again for making it possible for me to participate🤗 2y
Cinfhen So lovely 💚☘️ 2y
TaylorMay Those Pages!!!! 😍😍😍 2y
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Avanders What a great retelling package!! 💖🎉✨ 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Beautiful! 💕 2y
tpixie Fun, prettypages! Love the 4 leaf clover!! 🍀🍀🍀 2y
Betty I have to tell you a story about 4-leaf clovers, @Mommamanzi. My aunt Nell always always spotted them. After she died, my uncle had a 4-leaf-clover engraved on her headstone. Quite fitting. 2y
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What a fun selection of books! I'm really excited to dive into a few of these soon, I haven't read any of them before! I love chai, so the tea is perfect! Thank you @SamLBooks for the delightful package, I can't wait till you open yours!! And thanks to @Mommamanzi for organizing #theretellingbookswap! This was a great theme!

EchoLogical Such a great duology! 2y
4thhouseontheleft @EchoLogical Yes! There was some good Litsy stalking with that pick! 😂 2y
EchoLogical @4thhouseontheleft It's slightly ridiculous but I love the characters. Lol 2y
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4thhouseontheleft @EchoLogical Slightly ridiculous isn't always a bad thing. 😃I still watch Once Upon A Time, which definitely crossed over into the ridiculous category quite a few seasons back. 😂😂😂 #guiltypleasures 2y
EchoLogical Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan, is a possible pick for #mancrushmonday #MCM #TRW2017 2y
EchoLogical @4thhouseontheleft I gave up OUAT a while ago for some reason I never really liked Emma that much. Lol 2y
SamLBooks Woo! Some of the covers are a little cringeworthy but they looked like they might be good retellings of 1001 Nights & Beauty and the Beast! And I tried to do a little Halloween with the bookmark ☠️🎃❤️ 2y
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This book was a #slowburn that took me forever to read. And in the end I didn't enjoy it. See my full review on good reads for the reasons why. #septembowie

Cortg That's a bust 😕 2y
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This is a retelling of my favorite story, The Arabian Nights. It was a very enjoyable read. It was so beautifully written. It was interesting how the author didn't use any name for the main character and other characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 #AThousandNights #EKJohnston #TheArabianNights #book #books #booked #epicreads #bookreview #read #bookreport #bookrecommendation #booktoday #bookish #bookishfeatures #booksoflitsy #bookporn #bookphoto #bookphotography

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kljuczaknjigu
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In this one magic just happens. You don't expect it. You don't see it coming. But when it hits you, it's just amazing.
Desert, sun and sand. A perfect story about a girl, about a fighter 🏜🏜🏜
#croatianedition #fantasy #romance #tisucunoci

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Book haul! 1. Give away win, a few ones and twos and then some Barnes and Noble cheapies.

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This is today's #bookhaul and I'm excited for them all even though I have no idea when I'll get to them..
A Thousand Nights was a total cover buy and it's so aesthetically pleasing 😊😊

Utopiyll 😍 The Court of Broken Knives looks so interesting!!! I need to get that myself! 3y
Chocomeiske It does and I can't wait to get to it 😊 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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3⭐️maybe. This book was way too long and drawn out. It felt like it was never going to end. It didn't really get exciting til the last 20 pages. It's a retelling of 1001 Arabian Nights. I thought a while before I wrote my long review (on Goodreads) and determined I did not like the message of this book. It has a companion novel (not a sequel) that I will probably read since I own it. #beatthebacklist #basilisk #LitsyAtoZ
#MountTBR

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BookishMel
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Mehso-so

This was a beautifully written book but it didn't quiet have me hooked! I was hoping for more...

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I literally took this table out of the neighbors garbage. It took a lot of sanding (I couldn't save the Finnish and it had way too much water damage to refinish) many coats of paint and two weekends. I got most the table done last week and the leaf (at top) done last night. For the lead I had to blend the Mandela pattern. Now if only I had lights in the room this is going in.

Elisa You did a fantastic job!! 😃 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks great!!!! 3y
LeahBergen That's fantastic!! 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job!! 3y
Hooked_on_books Nice work! 3y
rubyslippersreads A work of art! 👏🏻 3y
Wife What type of paint did you use? Any primer? I have a baker's table circa 1927 that I found at Salvation Army, and plan to strip and paint. Your table is gorgeous! 😍 3y
LibrarianRyan @Wife all the paint is the left overs paint samples and the white is my left over bathroom paint. It's all valspar paint and primer in one. The legs and lower rim were double coated and the upper has 4 coats of white them the details. I believe the color is called whiporill. The colors are satin finish because that is all samples come in, but the white is a semi gloss. I did the entire thing for no money. 3y
LibrarianRyan @Wife if I had to buy white paint I would have used a gloss. I used a foam roller for cabinets and doors. If a neighbor didn't have my paint sprayer I probably would have used it instead. 3y
Bookzombie That's so cool!! 3y
WarpedSweetness That is really pretty! 3y
Wife Thanks!🌹 3y
Cortg Great job! 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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A bad picture that I was trying to take of my book on top of a table I spent all last week sanding and painting. I have a much better picture to post when I post the book review. #riotgram #crafty plus this book fits, when the Queen weaves or spins things happen.

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3y
angrylilasian I love the design! 3y
DebinHawaii Gorgeous pattern! 💜 3y
Smangela Wow that is gorgeous! Makes me want to do something fun to our table... hmmm 🤔 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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This stinking book was soooooo slow. I finally finished it. I'm annoyed because it was slow and then wrapped up in a few pages. I need to think a while before I write a proper review.

Robothugs That is always so disappointing. ☹️ 3y
LibrarianRyan @Robothugs it makes me not want to read the companion novel that I already own but I probably will. Just not right now. Now to find a new book. 3y
Robothugs That sounds like the best course of action! Who knows, maybe the companion novel will be better. 3y
TrishB Looks lovely though 💜 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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So this is my current read. It's interesting and really slow. Tell u know when I know more. But dont u just love the book. This is what is under the book jacket. I love that publishers are starting to do this more. So how about it. Let's get our books naked and show them off. #nakedbooks

Kalalalatja I love the details under the dust jacket! And love the hashtag 👍 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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Since I am trying to get my #litsyatoz complete, I just finished Unwind and plan to start The Thousand nights next. It was the easiest to find in my 7 bags of books.

awishman Haven't read this one but I've a couple other if hers and really enjoyed them. 3y
LibrarianRyan @awishman I picked up the sequel as a galley at BEA last year so I had to buy the first. Now I just have to read them. 😁🤓 3y
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I have not been keeping up with my book challenge this month and figured it was time to catch up. #athousandnights would be #bookwithanumberinthetitle and #thereader works for #bookwrittenbyafemaleauthor. I'm not sure if I've already done that one or not? Haha 😅
#2017readingchallenge #inspireyourworld

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I was very pleased this wasn't a romance! This was a great retelling, infused with the quiet power and relationships of women. I enjoyed the way the story and mystery unfolded. Beautiful and well done. #yafantasy

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Noodlum
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Loving this book at the moment. Not finished but it's intriguing so far! Anyone else read it?

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travellingbibliophile
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"My sister is no fool and she is not tender-hearted. My sister fights for her home, and takes what risks she must. That is why I put myself before her today—why I would not let you have her. My sister burns, and she does not burn for you."

Based on One Thousand & One Nights, this YA retelling is completely different from the other, more famous retelling of the same story. No romance here, only fierce love between sisters.
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travellingbibliophile It has women supporting each other. The story is complete and despite it being marketed as part of a series, it's actually a stand alone. How often do you see that in YA? 3y
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I had no idea what I was getting into. I was a bit iffy at first about the plot but it was a really great book and I'm glad I read it. kickass queen that saves herself.

Also, every cover of this book is beautiful

OceanCityMama Agreed, beautiful covers! I've got plans to read this soon myself, I appreciate the review ☺👍 3y
theotherkait @OceanCityMama I really enjoyed it! I hope you do too! 3y
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A lyrical style gives this reimagined tale an otherworldly aesthetic that I greatly enjoyed. In it, a powerful demon underestimates a determined woman, as she works with her clever sister to save the world. What's not to like?

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I am eager to get my hands on the Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh and see how two different retellings of the same story compare. I am a huge fan of retellings of classic stories so I am sure I won't be disappointed.

398.2 Love Wrath of Dawn! I just put this on my TBR list for the same reason. 😀 3y
jackilynn @398.2 I haven't read Wrath and the Dawn yet but I plan to soon. 1st I am reading the 2nd book in this series which takes place in the same universe as A Thousand Nights but is apparently a Sleeping Beauty retelling. 3y
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