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The Binding
The Binding | Bridget Collins
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‘I wish I had written it’ Erin Kelly Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.
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Lisas.Library
The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.

Cover love 😍

theresidentromantic Do you like this so far? I got this as an ARC, but unfortunately it's in the TBR pile. 15h
Lisas.Library @theresidentromantic ~ I just got it so I haven‘t started it yet but it sounds fantastic! 10h
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holdmybookmark
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Giving this beauty a whirl!!

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JaneyWaneyB
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Spending a bit of time today sorting out my diary and most importantly updating my book tracker with the 14 books so far this year. As they say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Bit of reading later of the tagged book for added contentment

Have a wonderful Sunday Littens 😊

#SundayReading #PlannerTime #ErinCondrenPlanners #LoveToBeOrganised #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #WeekendAllBooked #Content #BookTracker #SpringReads

Crazeedi I need to update my journal too, I love yours!!❤ 5d
JaneyWaneyB @Crazeedi I love my Erin Condren planner and have so many stickers from Etsy for all occasions/tasks/lists/moods. A little addicted to it 😂 Do you feel so much better after a good plan? #LoveAToDoList 5d
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SilverShanica
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Pickpick

The Binding wasn‘t quite what I thought it would be. Despite the somewhat speculative fiction aspect of the story, it really is more of a story of forbidden love. While not usually my thing, this book entranced me. It drew me in and made me want to read more. I needed to know what happened next. I needed to know how things turned out. Its a book that had me cheering for a happy ending

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Kaymaynard
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Looking forward to starting this 😊

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 That‘s a gorgeous cover! 6d
baes Welcome to Litsy! 6d
lroseriver Welcome to Litsy! It‘s so friendly here 😍 5d
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UwannaPublishme Welcome! Welcome! Get ready for the fun and your TBR list to soar. 😁👋🏻🌻📚📚 5d
blamethestardust Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 5d
BooknerdsLife Got this book for its gorgeous cover and can‘t wait to read it too🤗💖 5d
Briary Welcome to Litsy! 📚🤩 5d
ErinSueGreads That cover is amazing!!!!!
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SilverShanica
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Read the flap when this one came into the store. Sounded like an interesting enough concept that I decided to borrow it from the library. 11 chapters in and so far it‘s pretty good.

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Bklover
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Jennifer!!! This is the sweetest surprise! I‘ve been wanting this book- isn‘t the cover gorgeous?! You are so kind to surprise me like this. I‘m sending you the biggest hug ever. Hope your day today was filled with as much joy as you sent me 💕💕💕
#jb
#justbecause
#bestmondaysurpriseever

Sweetdgabe87 So pretty!!! 2w
Jas16 I am so excited it arrived and hope you enjoy it! 1w
Bklover It was a GREAT surprise! Thanks again! @Jas16 1w
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Melissa_J
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t want to bail on this book, but after 135 pages I‘m not curious enough about the story to carry on. On paper, this should be a book I enjoy, so this might not be a forever bail. It could simply be a case of right book, wrong time.

LeahBergen I‘ve been hearing some ‘not so enthusiastic‘ reviews of this one. 😬 2w
Melissa_J @LeahBergen I just went and looked at some reviews. I think this will be a forever bail after all 😂 2w
Bookcation74 I bailed on this one too! 2w
Melissa_J @Bookcation74 I‘m glad I‘m not the only one 😊 2w
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stephothebesto
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this read! I recommend it if you like:
- considering the dark side of technology, a la Black Mirror
- rich descriptions of setting (this would make a good winter read, lots of snow and ice)
- an unusually structured novel
- a fairly slow pace
There are a few other things that might be appealing, but I don't want to add any spoilers.

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LindseysLibrary
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This book read like a bad fan fiction. Two-dimensional characters, super dramatic descriptions of things to compensate for an utter lack of suspense (or plot, for the first 3/4ths of the book), and it‘s like Collins didn‘t even know where she was headed with the book until more than halfway through, and then once she realized it, instead of revising the whole thing from the start to make it flow, she just veered off in another direction entirely.

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stephothebesto
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The Binding is both my current read and the last step standing between this quilt and its recipient! Learned a lot from this one... patience, not demanding perfection, and improvising.

Mtroiano It looks great! 3w
SarahHarts_books Beautiful!!😍😍 2w
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shaynarae
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Pickpick

🏳️‍🌈📚💕 I thoroughly enjoyed this book: great writing style, LGBTQ characters, book about books, a bit of a meta reading experience. Super cool! My only complaint is that it‘s very clearly Collins‘ first “adult” novel, as it still has a very YA feel to it. And the protagonists have a hard time finishing a sentence, which annoys me. But other than that, this book was a delight! #catsoflitsy

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derr.liz
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"May your darkness be quiet and the light come sooner than you need."

#unlockthebinding #thebinding

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Beachesnbooks
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April book haul! I‘m technically on a book buying ban but I made an exception for #botm and I got lucky and was sent these gorgeous arcs from @WilliamMorrowBooks and @AvonBooks ! 😄😄😄🎉🎉🎉 Thank you so much!

LaraReads Yay! 🙌🏻 I loved Normal People! 4w
WilliamMorrowBooks 🙌🏻 3w
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stephothebesto
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Excited to read this for the #readharder challenge Books about Books.

Jennick2004 Pretty picture! 4w
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Mitch
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Book club night! We loved the concept of the book but not the execution!

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sophierayton
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. I sometimes struggle with fantasy as I'm not the best at world building but this is set in what seems to be historical Britain and is the same except for the bindings.
It's a good thought experiment and would make for a good book club book. To me this felt YA as it has that sense of forward motion. I would read this author again and recommend this book to most people.

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Yeah_I_Read
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This book is gooooodddddddd! Believe the hype. It‘s perfect for reading in bed on a gloomy lazy morning, which is exactly what today is for me so far. 😊

Coleen I really loved this one. 👍 1mo
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StellarDoc
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Provisions

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Melissa_J
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It‘s a grey and very rainy day here. I took advantage of the holiday by having a very lengthy sleep-in 😴Now I‘m up and ready to read! Enjoying this book and a cup of Cream of Earl Grey courtesy of @FantasyChick

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all Littens who celebrate!

Mdargusch Sounds like a perfect day! 1mo
rabbitprincess Me too! Didn't get up until 9:30. So nice to not have to set an alarm 😄 1mo
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Tashreads
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I am utterly disappointed. I had such high hopes for this book. The premise sounded amazing, the concept interesting and that cover is so beautiful 😍. I imagined a romp through a story of intrigue, mystery and a little bit of magic. Instead what I got was a romance. And not even a particularly unique or well written romance. Bleh. Biggest disappointment of the year so far ☹️

Cinfhen Appreciate your honest review ~ this was definitely #MoreMehThanYeah but I just felt I was the wrong reader.... (edited) 1mo
Tashreads @Cinfhen yes, I think you hit the nail on the head. I am the wrong reader too, but it should be marketed as a romance, my expectations would have been very different had I known. 1mo
JennyM @Tashreads I agree. It ended up a so-so for me, but it felt a bit of a slog and I skimmed a lot of the last third. 1mo
Ms.Story I too felt it was "mismarketed". I DNF this one. 1mo
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Yeah_I_Read
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Currently reading/listening and enjoying 😊

Melissa_J I‘m currently reading this too 😊 1mo
Yeah_I_Read @Melissa_J I really like it so far! 1mo
Melissa_J Me too 👍🏻 1mo
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TheLibrarian
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Pickpick

The Binding is a beautifully written novel but it is a slow burn. It took me a while to get into the book and even after that the story line was fairly slow. If you keep reading though, you won‘t be disappointed. The only complaint is that there could have been more about binding. Overall I really enjoyed it, plus that cover is amazing!

Huge thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for an arc.

Yeah_I_Read I‘m reading this right now! I really like it so far 1mo
Clwojick Sigh! This is stunning! #CoversThatPullYouIn 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz It's funny how the title is The Binding but the main story isn't about it... I mean that's what I've been reading from most reviews... 1mo
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TheLibrarian @Jee_HookedOnBookz It isn‘t but it is. It‘s hard to explain. I wanted more about the process and background. But binding does play a big part, just not in the way I was expecting. 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @TheLibrarian ahhh! OK... Still contemplating if I should read this or not. Should I? 1mo
TheLibrarian @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘d give it a try. And just remember it gets better as the story goes on. The beginning dragged a bit but it does pick up. If you do read it I‘ll be curious to see what you think. 1mo
TheLibrarian @Clwojick I‘m a sucker for a good cover. 1mo
TheLibrarian @Yeah_I_Read Glad you are enjoying it! I look forward to see what you think of it once your done. 1mo
Kimberlone I also wanted more background and development of the binding! I actually liked the first part which actually focuses on his apprenticeship the most and wished that had been what the book was actually about! 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @TheLibrarian gahhhhh it's not available on my Libby! 😭😭😭 But I'll definitely let you know what I think of it once I get to it 😊 1mo
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imabusybee
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Already loving this.

Melissa_J I started this one recently, too, and am also enjoying it 😊 1mo
imabusybee @Melissa_J Yay! Its so good. 😊 1mo
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emmaturi
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So the last post about this book wasn't sounding like I would enjoy it. After about 120 pages it got much better. The story really took off for me then and I wanted to know what happens to Emmett and Lucian. Getting yourself binded sounds really horrible! #books #thebinding

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Kimberlone
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Pickpick

This was between a So-So and a Pick. The first third of the book was so engaging, and I wish the narrative had continued with Emmett‘s apprenticeship as a binder rather than switching to focus on the “love story” and titular “binding” in the latter 2/3 of the book. I just wasn‘t as interested in the Darnay character and I was much more fascinated by the magic and concept of binding.

Thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for the Advance Readers Edition!

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cobwebmoth
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Pickpick

Today is the U.S. release date for this book, so I'm technically not late with a review for it.😉 I think I liked it, but with a few caveats. This book is being sold as adult fiction, but it reads like YA. The first bit is a little slow. Also, I thought this book would focus more on the actual Binding, but that is not what this book is really about. I did enjoy reading it, though. Triggers in spoiler comment below.

cobwebmoth TW for abuse, suicide, references to rape, and a cruel dog death. 1mo
DGRachel Thank you for those trigger warnings. That last is a deal breaker for me. 1mo
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BibliOphelia
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SO EXCITED! Can‘t wait to dive into this. 😍📖🗝Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks #unlockthebinding #thebinding

WilliamMorrowBooks Yeah! Enjoy! 1mo
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Jas16
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Pickpick

While this book wasn‘t at all what I was hoping it would be ( I wanted something deeper and darker with more about the binding itself) I still found myself completely caught up in the story and I tore through it in an afternoon. It reads like a YA romance at times so I understand all of the disappointed reviews it is getting but I loved the premise and it was the perfect book for my mood today.

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Mitch
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Mehso-so

The concept of this book is intriguing - that books are memories extracted from people by Book Binders, written down, and then forgotten. Both a love story and a story of the misuse of power and what happens when memories are suppressed, the premise is good but the execution clumsy at times. The story was very predictable, lacking pace and drama, and the writing often overly focused on telling.

scripturient I felt the same way. :( 1mo
Mitch @scripturient I soooo wanted this to be good. 🤨 1mo
scripturient @Mitch Me too. And the book itself is soooo beautiful so I was majorly disappointed. ☹️ 1mo
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JennyM
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I‘ve seen a lot of mixed reviews about this one. So I‘m going in without reading anything about it, and hoping that will help
#keepingexpectationsincheck

Cinfhen Good luck 🤞🏼Above book wasn‘t for me BUT I‘m LOVING 👉🏼 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen yey!!! 1mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen YOU ARE??????? Wooooohooooooooo 🙌🙌🙌 1mo
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Abailliekaras Good strategy! 😄 1mo
TheLibrarian It‘s a slow burn book. Over all I enjoyed it but it take a while to get into it. 1mo
emmaturi I would agree with @TheLibrarian it is quite slow at the beginning and only now 15 chapters in am enjoying more! 1mo
JennyM @emmaturi @TheLibrarian it is slow, but I‘m actually not minding it so far. Fingers crossed 🤞 1mo
JennyM @Abailliekaras it seems to be working so far! 1mo
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Lauram
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Thank you, @WilliamMorrowBooks for this #ARC. I look forward to reading this next week. 😊

WilliamMorrowBooks Enjoy!! 1mo
kezzlou85 Loved this book. 1mo
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GripLitGrl
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Thank you @williammorrowbooks for my #ARC of The Binding by Bridget Collins
#unlockthebinding #thebinding
#bookmail #coverlove

WilliamMorrowBooks Enjoy this novel! 1mo
LittleRedReadingHood This was such a great book! 1mo
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Kimberlone
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I started this last night and am only 100 pages in, but I am totally hooked! Loving the unique form of magic presented in this story of “binding.” Can‘t wait to see how the story develops!

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Melissa_J
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My daughter and I are partaking in our annual weekend in downtown Ottawa (20kms from our house 😂) for her birthday. I got here and realized that my supposedly fully charged Kobo was in need of a charge instead. Since I will have time to relax and read this weekend I had to make an emergency trip to Chapters, which is thankfully only one minute from our hotel. Picked up two books, a bookmark, and this cute tote bag 😊

AmyG Sounds lovely! Pretty bag. 1mo
Tamra What a wonderful kink in your plan! 👍🏾🙃 1mo
LeahBergen I think that Kobo was uncharged on purpose. 😂 Have fun!! 1mo
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Dragon 💕Chapters 1mo
Melissa_J @Dragon my favourite store 😊 1mo
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Verity
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Mehso-so

Spotted in the bookshop today and I finished the other night. I really wanted to like this more. I really did. The blurb sounded amazing and thinking about it after reading, the structure and narrative conceit is clever. But it just didn‘t properly click for me. The first part is slow. The second is great, the thrust is frustrating. And that‘s the emotion i finished with - frustration.

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emmaturi
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I got this from the library, I have wanted to read since it came out. I am only 5 chapters in but it is a slow read! #books #currentlyreading

Ms.Story I agree-- I need to get back to reading it but was a bit different to what I was expecting. Still hoping to finish it though! 1mo
emmaturi I will also plough through as I am will get interesting! @Ms.Story 1mo
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Maude
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I got a surprise in the mail today, so happy to get this and think I'm going to be up late reading ☺ Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks

WilliamMorrowBooks Enjoy it!!! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Very pretty cover! 1mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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I couldn't resist this beautiful book. The hardback is stunning with a gorgeous embossed cover...the photos do not do this book justice. I'm a sucker for a gorgeous eye-catching cover. Looking forward to reading this intriguing story

#books #BookNerd #Bookaholic #BeautifulCovers #Binding #Reading #ReadABook #BookShoping #NewBookSmell #StunningCovers #BookMaking #NoFilter

GripLitGrl 😍😍😍 1mo
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Jas16
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Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks for your impeccable timing. This has not been a pleasant week and coming home to a surprise copy of a book I am dying to read has given my spirits quite a lift. I know what I am doing this weekend!

readordierachel Sorry about your week. Happy reading! 1mo
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Kimberlone
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I have ZERO recollection of signing up for giveaway of this book, but somehow it‘s made its way to me. Totally unexpected, but super exciting book mail! I have DEFINITELY been wanting to read this since reviews for it have been hitting Litsy. This is my next read, for sure.

#bookmail #ARC

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Mitch
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Next up - this month‘s BookClub pick is sooooo pretty. Let‘s hope it‘s a great story too!

BookwormM I enjoyed this story 1mo
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mdemanatee
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Ah! Thank you @WilliamMorrowBooks what an absolutely gorgeous ARC with that French flap/deckled edge double whammy. I was already excited but those comp titles have me like 😍. When #blameitonlitsy becomes #thankstolitsy

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BridgetteM
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Look what I got in the mail today! Thank you so much, @WilliamMorrowBooks! I have been anxiously awaiting the release of The Binding and I was fortunate enough to win a copy. 🥳

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underground_bks
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Mehso-so

I feel like this book could have been a fantasy or a romance but instead it didn‘t really get off the ground on either count for me. As other readers have said, there‘s just not enough of the actual titular binding or the system of magic behind it. As for the key relationship, it felt very YA to me, which may not be an issue for other readers! The audiobook production was excellent though and narrator Carl Prekopp shows incredible depth and range.

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TheLibrarian
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Came home to this surprise #bookmail I‘m beyond excited and plan on putting my current read on hold to devour this book.

A huge thank you to @WilliamMorrowBooks for this #arc

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LauraWeasley
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Here it is, my #bookhaul from Amsterdam! The four paperbacks on the right are all from the second-hand bookshop I mentioned in my last post.

Since I've never read Anne Frank's diary I took the chance to get myself a copy from the shop after visiting the Anne Frank House (which I recommend to anyone traveling to Amsterdam).

I bought the other three books on the left at Waterstones - I could have spent hours (and much more money 😂) in there!

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stephothebesto
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Excited for what will be my second swap, hosted by @BookishMarginalia

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WilliamMorrowBooks
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Look at this luscious book. We have a limited amount of galleys left for avid fans. Enter here: https://goo.gl/forms/UOLqAXVFwKb1zSTU2 closes Friday 11 am ET.

BridgetteM Me! 🙋‍♀️ 2mo
TheLibrarian I‘d love a copy!! Thanks for the chance. 2mo
BloominChick Groan 🤦🏻‍♀️ I missed the deadline! 😩 2mo
Bklover Missed it!😢 2mo
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KelliJo
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Finished 'Killing November' last evening. Such an amazing story! Jumping into this one today with a big cup of tea!