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The Starless Sea
The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
The magical new novel from the bestselling author of The Night Circus. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues a bee, a key and a sword that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose in both the mysterious book and in his own life.
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ninergrl6
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Only 60 pages in but I‘m absolutely in love with this book!
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“His fingers start twitching immediately wanting to take [the book] with him so he can read it again... Having a physical response to a lack of book is not unusual.” Zachary, I can relate! #teachersoflitsy #speculativefiction #fantasy

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Jen2
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Such a beautiful story!

Texreader Yay! Looking forward to it! 4h
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hermyknee
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hoping this is just what I need 🖤

jb72 I‘ve heard good things about it. I hope it‘s entertaining. 10h
tracey38 I've heard good things about this one, too. 7h
Moonprismpower I‘m on the second disc. I‘m liking it so far. I found Night Circus to be too slow for me.....or maybe I just couldn‘t get into the character but already I am liking Zachary. 6h
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LDavisMunro
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Monday morning commute reading is still #thestarlesssea. It is a gorgeous book so far just like the cover. #dustjacketoff

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LDavisMunro
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Monday morning commute reading is still #thestarlesssea. It is a gorgeous book so far just like the cover. #dustjacketoff

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Librariana
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Littens... @Cinfhen... I have failed you. I had hoped to have a book report ready yesterday, but instead I have this report/#weeklyforecast hybrid in its place tonight.

Due to a very busy week, there was little time for reading and that makes me sad... and a little embarrassed at my weak, slow progress... not to mention my inability to carve out time where I could!

I've got ambitious goals for the week. We'll see how I do.

Centique There is NO such thing as failure at book plans I promise! 💕 Some weeks I read nothing at all. Life just gets too busy! But I love seeing everybody‘s bookish plans, whether or not things get read in the end. It‘s just fun looking at the books and getting an insight into bookish lives. 😍 1d
Chab256 What app are you using to create your awesome book report photo? 18h
Librariana @Chab256 - I use "Pic Collage" and I tend to opt for the Freestyle vs. Grid arrangement so I can size and organize my pictures to my liking ? I also use its Web Search feature to add images like the star-rating system or the page flags and always look for items that are transparent so they can go with any background. 18h
Librariana @Centique - Thank you for your sweet comment and kindness! 😊💖 You put things into perspective and reminded me that I also greatly enjoy seeing everyone's reading plans for the week. 18h
Chab256 Thanks for the advice @librariana 😊 16h
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monalyisha
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I signed up for the budget-friendly #Jolabokaflodswap hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon.

Send one book & chocolate to your match. Today‘s the last day to register! Open date December 24th. Link here: https://forms.gle/daiAEa3L5cTzWVjX8.

What‘s on *your* Wish List?

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kellyann28
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Erin Morgenstern perfectly described me as an adventurer, if I lived back in the olden days. 😂

TheWordJar This would be me too! Very excited for this one! 1d
kellyann28 @TheWordJar This book is AMAZING. It is taking me a long time to read it because there is so much to digest but in the best way possible! 1d
TheWordJar That sounds great! I love books you can linger over and savor! 1d
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perfectsinner
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I literally just finished this book, and thus I really have no words to adequately express my thoughts about it! Phenomenal read, well worth the wait! I'm off to buy this the first chance I get. Erin Morgenstern is such a fantastic story-teller. I might even like this better than The Night Circus. If I could rate this 10 stars, I would.

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JulAnna
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Just getting started, but I believe this is truly a book for book lovers 💕

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Cityofamber
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This book is amazing. The writing was amazing. The story was captivating. I loved it.

emz711 Same! 2d
sprainedbrain Agree 😍 2d
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Kindredanne
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Love this book jacket!!! So excited to read!!

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perfectsinner
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Getting good! Part IV, 270 pages in. Flying through this 🙂 I also saw it at the store today, so I'm sure I'll be buying it for my shelves

emz711 Yeah! Go go go. It's great 2d
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irre
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Pickpick

This was amazing! Magic, adventures, mysteries, and love stories. What more could you ask for?

emz711 Finished last night, started again today! 2d
irre @emz711 😍😍 2d
sprainedbrain Agree completely. I can‘t stop thinking about this book on day 2 after finishing. 😍 2d
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JulAnna
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Book mail today! Very excited to read this one! 🤓

irre It was amazing! 2d
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jillrhudy
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Pickpick

Reposting my review of my #arc to add to all the loves! https://www.librarything.com/work/22497127/reviews/173403932

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sharread
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Look at this beauty. I can't help myself from staring at it. The keychain is cute, it came with the signed book.
#newrelease #newin #beautifulbook

😍😮❤

lele1432 I love when hardbacks have a beautiful design under the dust cover 😍 2d
UwannaPublishme 😍🙌🏻 2d
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HOTPock3tt
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Well!! A truly ambitious book from a VERY creative mind! I don‘t think I‘ve seen someone juggle multiple storylines like that, tie them all together and NOT leave the story feeling jumbled. I enjoyed all of the storylines and how she tied them together. Her style is definitely poetic... lots of metaphors and it won‘t be for everyone. Not for the casual reader, but this was like a fantasy world for people in LOVE with books. ☺️

HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain It was so much fun doing a buddy read with you!! ♥️🎉🤗 3d
sprainedbrain Excellent review, my friend! You are right... this isn‘t for everyone, but I think the people it is for are going to adore it. ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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sprainedbrain
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I have a new best book of the year. This book is amazing, and I have changed my vote on Goodreads for fantasy of the year (sorry, The Winter of the Witch).

My full, glowing review is on my blog: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2019/11/15/all-the-stars-for-erin-morgensterns-the-sta...

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sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I‘ve really enjoyed buddy reading with you, Kenya! Can‘t wait to talk more about it when you finish! ❤️ 3d
cariashley Wow! Ok, I‘m sold! 3d
valeriegeary Better than winter of the witch? Uhoh. I better get my hands on a copy asap! 😆 3d
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Ashley_Nicoletto I can‘t wait to read it. Trying to clean up my library holds so I have time! 3d
BarbaraBB Great review. I loved the Night Circus but I‘m hesitating again because it‘s fantasy. I always do. 3d
Bookwormjillk I better move this up on my list. 3d
sprainedbrain @valeriegeary I have to get one of those lovely hardcovers to keep. 😃 3d
sprainedbrain @cariashley @Bookwormjillk I hope you love it! Looking at the reviews on GR, people seem to either love it or hate it. 😬 3d
sprainedbrain @Ashley_Nicoletto I should have done that... I moved it ahead of some other library holds and now I‘m scrambling. Whoopsie! 😆 3d
sprainedbrain @BarbaraBB It is very much fantasy, but if you liked the Night Circus, I think you‘ll enjoy this one. 😁 3d
UwannaPublishme Great review! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1d
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Slajaunie
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1. Barbies
2. Yes but Chinese jump rope was my favorite. I learned it when we lived in Korea.
3. Bugs Bunny
4. Apples
5. Hot lunch!! I think it was the Salisbury Steak and mashed potatoes. I‘m a teacher and so I ate and loved hot lunches until Michele Obama had the recipes changed.
6. School bus most of the time. When we lived in Missouri, I walked with my older sisters.
#YourStory
@nu-bibliophile

nu-bibliophile I played Chinese jump rope too. We actually had competitions between my schoolmates and friends. 3d
Slajaunie 💙💙💙 @nu-bibliophile 3d
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Kimberlone
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Started listening to this on my last flight. Enjoying it so far, and should get a lot more listening in since I don‘t think I will sleep much on my next flight even though it‘s a red eye.

Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 2d
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gossamerchild
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Only 17 pages into this book and I'm already taking pictures of the text 🤣🤣

A reading major is EXACTLY what I wanted, but settled for an English undergraduate degree and LIS master's degree. I guess being a librarian is the next best thing to reading all day 🤣🤣

#amreading #thestarlesssea #erinmorgenstern

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Brittybuhh
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I cannot review this book in just the allotted characters allowed on here so these are my feelings on this book. Highly recommend.

Branwen I feel the same way! I am only about halfway done but I honestly think this book is one of the best things I have EVER read! It's just so magical! 😍 4d
Brittybuhh @branwen right?! It is so good. People are saying they felt the same about night circus so I may pick that up next! It‘s been on my tbr shelf forever now. 3d
Branwen @Brittybuhh Oooh, yes! That one is also fantastic! I liked it a lot! I don't think it is as good as The Starless Sea, but that might just because I'm flying on the high of loving this book so much! 😅 3d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📚💖 2d
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Briary
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So. This is possibly the most beautiful book I have ever seen. I most certainly hope the content lives up to its lovelines. Wow.

Ms.Story That looks like a fantastic book! I hope it is! 4d
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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This is truly just the most magnificent thing. A love story to stories. A fairy tale to fall into and remember why we fell in love with stories in the first place.

This will be my favorite book of the year. It's pure magic.

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Branwen
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(1) I made Hungarian goulash earlier this week for the first time and nailed it! It was super yummy! ?

(2) "There is a pirate in the basement." Best opening line ever! I am really loving the tagged book so far! ??

(3) Snowy and so cold! It was only 9° yesterday! There's about 7 inches of snow on the ground! ⛄❄

Tagging any littens who want to play!

Thanks for the tag @DaveGreen7777 !! And thank you @MoonWitch94 !! ???

vivastory 7 inches?!! 😬😭If you don't mind me asking, where do you live? 4d
Meaw_catlady Oooh delicious!!!!!!! 4d
Branwen @vivastory Of course I don't mind, friend! 😀 I live in Michigan, about half an hour east of Detroit! @Meaw_catlady I really surprised myself by how good it was! 🤣😂 I'm not usually much of a cook! 4d
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MoonWitch94 7 inches of snow? Oh my, too early for snow for me. But I‘m sure it‘s beautiful! Thanks for playing 💝 4d
Branwen @MoonWitch94 Thank YOU for setting it up! 😀 Hahaha yeah...its way too early for snow in my opinion! But I've been trying to make the best of it! 😁 4d
MoonWitch94 @Branwen You‘re welcome! I think I will be making it a regular thing :-) 4d
Branwen @MoonWitch94 Oooooh! That's great to hear! 💕 4d
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rather_be_reading
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Cant believe im missing her!!!

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scripturient
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Who else is currently reading The Starless Sea? I‘m halfway through and loving it so much.

Lifeisasnap Oh, I love your cover. It‘s so different than what I‘ve seen!!! 5d
TheKidUpstairs I am! I'm about 100 pages in, and really enjoying. I love the magic of Morgenstern's writing 😍 5d
Branwen I'm about 200 pages in and just head over heels in love with this book! 😍📚💕 5d
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Just got my copy yesterday- can‘t wait! 5d
EliNeedsMoreShelves I'm on page 430 and I don't want the gorgeousness to end. 4d
countessnicki10 omg!! i wanna read this but i dont have any copy yet 😭😭😭 Can‘t find one 😭 4d
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Lizpixie
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Look what came today!!! I‘ve had this on preorder since last December, The Night Circus has been my favourite book ever since it came out. I‘m really hoping it‘s not a letdown🤞I‘m not a huge fan of the hardcover colour, I was hoping for a blue one but you can‘t have everything. I‘m also ordering the black US hardcover plus the Waterstones exclusive hardcover edition of The Night Circus is coming this week too. Morgenstern mania!🐝🗝🗡🎪🎟

PurpleyPumpkin Beautiful volume!😍 5d
Kalalalatja So pretty! I have high hopes for this, too 🤞 5d
vivastory That's stunning!! 4d
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fleeting
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This is my most anticipated release of 2019, I'm so excited! I'm hoping for a really wonderful escape, I've been up all night so I could finish my current read (almost) to start this immediately.

EliNeedsMoreShelves I'm on page 430. It. Is. Stunning. 4d
fleeting @EliNeedsMoreShelves just what I needed to hear! 4d
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gossamerchild
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Hells yes this just jumped up my #tbr pile! So. Excited!

#amreading

Texreader Yea me too! 5d
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kellyann28
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I absolutely agree with this!
Although my opinion is already forming with this book, and it is that it is amazing!

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lesliemarie
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#bookmail
And perfect timing because I just finished a different book today.

Found out yesterday that I have a sinus infection AND an ear infection. Thankfully after my bronchitis cleared up 🙄. I got some antibiotics so fingers crossed I'm feeling better quick.

AmyG Hope you feel better soon. 5d
wanderinglynn I hope you feel better soon 💚 5d
GypsyKat Ugh! I hope you feel better soon!!! 5d
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Jas16 Oh no! I hope you get well soon 💐 5d
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 🌸 5d
LoverOfLearning Sorry to hear. Feel better! 5d
Slajaunie Hope you feel better! Starting this book tomorrow! Can‘t wait!! 5d
Eggbeater Wow. I hope you feel better soon. I just started this book too. 5d
TheRiehlDeal Oh glob, that sucks! Get better soon and enjoy the book! 5d
ravenlee Good luck! Hope the meds work wonders. 5d
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Eek!!
My signed copy from Odyssey arrived today!
I can‘t wait to start this! So happy!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎉🎊 5d
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Morinen
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55 pages in. So amazingly good! I just want to savor it.

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Underqueen
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I can't express fully how incredibly beautiful this was! Lyrically astounding and so magical with characters that felt so real it was as though I was reading about friends.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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sprainedbrain
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I think I might be agnostopagan and belong to the same church as Zachary.🖤

I am loving this book!

Also, moonrise was no joke tonight. 😍

Daisey I watched the moon come up here as well, and it was beautiful tonight! 6d
WorldsOkayestStepMom Beautiful quote! 6d
Reggie I‘m barely on pg45 of this one but it‘s like a love letter to storytelling and stories. Nice quote. 6d
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sprainedbrain @Reggie well said! 6d
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt how far are you? I just finished ‘The Inn at the Edge of the World‘ and I have literal chills. ❤️ 5d
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt ‘For no mortal can love the moon. Not for long.‘ 😭 was 5d
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I just started Book 5. 😂😂😂 5d
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain That WAS really sad!! 😥 I was hoping she would stay with him, I didn‘t even realize she was the moon until that statement😪I‘m at the end of book 3 🤣 and so far I‘m LOVING the Simon and Elenor story even more than the main story!!! So curious to hear what happens with them 🙃🤗 (edited) 5d
HOTPock3tt Dorian said “strange isn‘t it? To love a book... when the words on the page feel so precious that they feel like part of your own history.. because they ARE.” reminds me of what we were discussing last night about the Outlander series 🤗❤️ @sprainedbrain (edited) 4d
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt YES! I just love all of this so much... Simon and Eleanor, Zachary and Dorian, the Keeper and Mirabel, the heart and the starless sea and all of the little stories and the way they are all coming together. ❤️ 4d
HOTPock3tt YES!! ♥️I also love Zachary and Dorian as a couple! 😃I‘m kind of shocked to find out that the stories are all related! I thought of them as a collection of fairy tales... @sprainedbrain 4d
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Merethebookgal
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I went to Erin Morgenstern‘s event for her new book last week and it was amazing! I can‘t wait to read it!

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JoyBlue
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It's rare that I read an 18.5-hour book, let alone finish it waffling about whether I'd like there to be a sequel. (I really liked it! Will a sequel do it justice or fall flat?)

vumblereads Did you read the Night Circus? Which ones better? 6d
tracey38 I'm so happy to hear this one this book is also amazing. 💛 6d
JoyBlue @vumblereads I read/really liked Night Circus over five years ago. I think The Starless Sea is probably better. 6d
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thegrimmreader
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Been meaning to add this for days but life has been crazy. Managed to snag a copy of this beauty, which I will definitely be picking up after I finish my current book. I am so hyped!! #TheStarlessSea
#ErinMorgenstern #books #reading

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Brittybuhh
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This is my current read and I‘m actually really really enjoying it! Having a male main character is a nice switch up and the plot is unlike any other book I‘ve read before!

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Tianarose
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Well that‘s fast!! My hold jumped from 20+ weeks to available soon within a week!

sprainedbrain I love it when they buy a bunch of copies! 🥳 7d
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IndyHannaJones
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It is the first truly snowy wintry evening for a long, long while and I'm kind of blue (not because of snow. I love this weather) so I shall read this whimsical tale while my lasagna bakes...

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Olivia306
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Wow, this book!! So good! This is an absolute gorgeous feat of imagination, with great and wonderful characters (my love will always belong to all of them, but especially to Zachary). It manages to create original stories, unbelievable places, the Harbour, and everything in between. It‘s been a while since I couldn‘t put down a book and this was brilliant. I wholeheartedly recommend it. Maybe I should go and read it again. 📚

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Branwen
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The library is closed to patrons today for staff day, and instead of heading to the afternoon session I sneaked away to this little nook to get cozy and read for a bit! Shhh! Don't tell anyone! 😉 It's been snowing like crazy all day, and the somber quiet of this peaceful spot in the library is making me SO happy! 📚💕

Karisa Looks like a little slice of heaven! I've been hearing great things about that book. It's moving right to the top of my tbr. 1w
Meaw_catlady Oooh perfect!! 💖 1w
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LibrarianRyan
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I‘m playing catch up. @cwarnier I got my The Black Witch back and Starless Sea on the same day. I look forward to reading everyone‘s comments before I start book 2.

As for Starless Sea, Thanks Penguin for the free book. For Littens, the holidays are coming. Make sure you have a Penguin Reward account and get credit towards free books for all the books you buy others this season. Www.PenguinRandomHouse.com

LibrarianRyan No I am NOT a paid spokesperson but I love free books and you should too! 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks It‘s so great! Since I found out about it from you, I‘ve gotten 2 free books! 💕📚😀 1w
mabell Love your book sleeve! 😍 1w
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Sweetkokoro That book hugger gives me Disney Hercules vibes and I am in love with it!! 1w
Kdgordon88 Thanks for sharing! 1w
TheLibrarian Your book huggers are the best! 1w
LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro it should. The Pegasus is on the back. I bought the fabric to make a mythological themed hugger for a swap. 1w
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BriannaT
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My first read in my new home! There‘s a lot going on in this book - a lot of little stories within the main plot (and some outside the main plot, it seems). I‘m looking forward to see how they all come together.

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LeslieO
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Recent purchases. These two are on my winter break reading plan. Thank you to @TheSpineView for the B&N gift card and the beautiful candle pictured!!

sprainedbrain They almost match! 😍 1w
LeslieO @sprainedbrain Don‘t they look good together! 1w
TheSpineView You are welcome! Love the books you choose! 💜 1w
LoverOfLearning I'm reading Ten Thousand Foors of January and I'm in love with the whimsical storyline. Great choice! 1d
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kellyann28
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I've caught up on my "required reading" this month (traveling books for two groups!) So now I can dive into The Starless Sea. Check out what the book looks like underneath the dust jacket!

TheBookKeepers Omg I LOVE that naked cover!! 5d
kellyann28 It's so beautiful! 5d
Alora Loveee that cover! 5d
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