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The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Ten Thousand Doors of January | Alix E. Harrow
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Literary_Siren
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It‘s been almost a year since my daughter‘s dad died. This quote seems to help me understand a little of why she puts him on a pedestal he doesn‘t deserve.

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Scochrane26
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A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book for me. I loved the writing, the descriptions of different worlds and people, the characters. Several good themes. Makes me want to travel everywhere. I‘m going to use this for #ReadtheUSA2020 since it‘s set mainly in Vermont. Also using for my library‘s book challenge.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
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kelli7990
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These are some books I ordered in December with some Barnes & Noble gift cards I got for Christmas. #bookhaul

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Cathy_J
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This was a really good book. I am going to say 3.5 stars but I think if this book had caught me at another time I might have rated it higher. Looking for something light and fun after some serious reads if anyone has any recommendations 🤔 This one is a great YA fantasy read though.

Prairiegirl_reading Evvie drake starts over was a light quick read that I really enjoyed 4d
Deifio Have you tried the Peter Grant Series by Ben Aaronovich? First book is called "Rivers of London" (GB) or "Midnight Riot"(US). Also the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde are fun, lots of classic lit references too 4d
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shejustlovesbooks
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Oh my goodness, this book!! I just loved everything about it. I have no complaints, only love. I was blown away by Alix Harrow‘s descriptive story. Her words just draw you in like nothing I have read before.

https://shejustlovesbooks.com/2020/01/11/a-fantastic-five-star-the-ten-thousand-...

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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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Beautiful writing, an intriguing story, and memorable characters - what more could I ask for? I was so glad to see the character growth of January through the story - those last scenes were wonderful. But I really wanted more from the other worlds - there seemed like there was so much more to tell. Overall I really enjoyed this though.

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glitterkitty459
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5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really really loved this book!! Unbelievably vivid story + characters ✨😍 A really cool mix of historical fiction and fantasy. And I almost wanted to immediately reread it after I finished...

#recommended #fiction #fantasy

Prairiegirl_reading Wow! I‘ve seen and heard so many great reviews for this! I‘ve got to get to it soon! 6d
SealyBug I want to read this. 6d
JaneyWaneyB This is high up on my TBR pile and I'm torn between this and The Night Circus....ah choices 😕 5d
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lesliemarie
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My favorite kind of book. I love reading a good story that's a little bit magic.
"I hope you will find the cracks in the world and wedge them wider, so the light of other suns shines through"

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IrishColleen

Just finished this wonderful story of love, family, loss, betrayal, evil forces, self-discovery and a bit of magic. I loved every minute of it and it left me feeling good. 😊

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Carolyn11215
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Such a beautiful, magical book!!

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Cathyloves2read
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You know that a book is good when you‘re sad when it ends. You also know it‘s good when it makes you want to visit the lands you‘ve read about, even if they‘re fictitious.
Alix E. Harrow has a special way with words, which drew vivid pictures in my mind of the places she wrote about.
I highly recommend this book. I promise it will open many “Doors” to your imagination.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘m sold! 😁 1w
Cathyloves2read I‘d love to hear your thought after you‘ve read it! 1w
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Bklover
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Last year I read very few five star books. So far this year they have been ALL five star books. Maybe it‘s me. Maybe I have a new attitude. I don‘t know. But this book was magical and beautiful and moving and I sincerely didn‘t want it to end. I will miss January. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 1w
Crazeedi Looks like an awesome book!! 1w
Carolyn11215 I‘m at 30% read and feel exactly the same. Every single page is magical! 1w
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Bklover @Trashcanman Hey buddy!🧡 1w
Bklover @Crazeedi It was wonderful! 1w
Bklover @Carolyn11215 I didn‘t want it to end. Picking my next book is going to be so difficult! 1w
ads0123 I loved this book!!! I didn‘t want to leave January behind!! 1w
robinb Stacked! 😊 1w
MissAimz_55 Oh I have this book on my tbr and I didn‘t even think about how I should read it in January 🤪 1w
nu-bibliophile I have this in my tbr. I can't wait to read it ! 1w
Joanne1 I‘m having a 2020 like that too so far. I‘m scared I‘m peaking early but I‘m loving it so far. Also, stacked this book. Sounds wonderful. 1w
Bklover @ads0123 Neither did I! 1w
Bklover @robinb @MissAimz_55 @nu-bibliophile It‘s so good! 1w
Bklover @Joanne1 Yeah, it makes me wonder too! Hope you enjoy this one! 1w
Scochrane26 I‘m excited that there‘s so much love for this author. She‘s from my area (Ky) & has moved back after college in Vermont. I get to meet her on sat, so I‘m trying to read this by then. Not sure I‘ll finish. 1w
Bklover @Scochrane26 Oh, that‘s awesome- I‘d LOVE to meet her! 1w
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Carolyn11215
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Oh I‘m going to love this book!

Ms.Story Great quote! 1w
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dgingo
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Started this today, and while it‘s still quite early in the novel, so far I‘m loving the protagonist and her narrative voice. January is who I expected (hoped?) Flavia de Luce to be (DNF).

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Gryffleclaw95

“When one enters a door, one must be brave enough to see the other side.”

CherylRussell I borrowed this from the library and liked it so much I ordered a copy. 🥰 2w
Bklover I‘m reading it now - loving it so far! 2w
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ads0123
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OMG!! This book was so beautiful! I just wanna sink back into it! If you haven‘t read this yet, then I can‘t recommend it highly enough! READ IT!!! I‘m calling it: this will be one of my top reads of the year! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#MountTBR2020

LiteraryinLititz Based on your review I just looked at all the posts about this book, and everyone seems to love it. Do you think I would like it even if fantasy isn‘t a genre I normally read? 2w
ads0123 @LiteraryinLititz I think this particular book is lighter on the fantasy side than most in the genre. It‘s definitely still fantasy, but I think it would be a good toe in the water of the genre if you aren‘t terribly familiar with it. 2w
ads0123 @LiteraryinLititz it‘s also got really big historical fiction/adventure vibes. And just really great characters! 2w
Bklover It‘s so good- I‘m reading it now. 2w
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Scochrane26
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Did a #weeklyforecast for this week. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been on my tbr for years, so I‘m finally listening to it. Read the first section & will continue the 2nd part for #atreegrowsinbrooklynbuddyread. Started & want to finish the tagged because I get to meet Alix Harrow & Erin Morgenstern on Saturday! I don‘t think I‘ll be able to read Starless Sea in time. @Cinfhen @CoffeeNBooks

Cinfhen Exciting reads ~ nice mix of genres 2w
LoverOfLearning Wow! Very cool that you get to meet those authors! Enjoy. 2w
LoverOfLearning Also the tagged book was an excellent read! 2w
Scochrane26 @LoverOfLearning Apparently, Alix Harrow is from Ky & has moved back, so this is the 2nd event she‘s done at my bookstore, but I didn‘t know enough about the book & didn‘t go the 1st time. 2w
LoverOfLearning Amazing! Enjoy it. 2w
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Gryffleclaw95

“Perhaps one cannot walk through a door and back out again without changing the world.”

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Sharanya
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I thought this would be another one of those whimsical tales about a lonely girl who loves to read. But this book doesn‘t just glorify books & stories. It gives us a whole new lexicon with which we can glorify books & stories ourselves, along with one of the most in-depth historical contexts I‘ve ever seen. So despite some faults, the luscious prose & lively narration kept me glued to my chair, sighing with delight. 1st for 2020! ★★★★☆.

Texreader Wonderful review 2w
Sharanya @Texreader Thank you! 2w
LoverOfLearning I really enjoyed this one! 2w
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Karisa
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Takes a little to get going, but then just hold on for the ride! In a world filled with doorways to other dimensions, the possibilities are endless. This book seems simple on the surface but has left me thinking about some of its underlying issues. . .

Karisa How many people were out there in the past feeling alone and different but were really just ahead of their time/place? How much do people defer to corrupt power for safety's sake? How do people prioritize the loves of their lives? #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia 2w
Enchanted_Bibliophile This was my favourite book of 2019. I still get caught up in some of the deeper meanings this book hold. The more I think about it, the more I want to re-read this book. 2w
Robert6717 A little to get going and a lot to keep going ... Life is short and full of visible and invisible causes of pains and happiness... 2w
aartichapati I just read this one in the last few weeks, too! I appreciated the way it alluded to colonialism and racism and gender, even though they were not necessarily central to the plot. 2w
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sarahgreatlove
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I picked this one up based on a recommendation from Anne Bogel of the What should I Read next podcast.
I loved it. A portal based fantasy where a young girl, January, discovers a door between worlds, and then becomes increasingly entangled in a plot to both stop her from discovering more, and also destroy those that do exist. Lovable characters, sinister villains, beautiful enchanting settings. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LoverOfLearning I rarely read books like this so I wasn't expecting much. But wow I loved it! 2w
Bklover I‘m reading it now- got it because of Anne Bogel as well! Love it! 2w
sarahgreatlove Yeah sometimes some new fantasy gets talked up so much but is then really difficult to get into. Was very thankful this one was great! 1w
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KellyHerself
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Up next...

How beautiful is this cover???

LoverOfLearning I really read books like this so I wasn't expecting much. But wow i loved this one!! 2w
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imyril

‘It is my hope that this story is your thread, and at the end of it you find a door.‘

AAAAAAAAAAH

LoverOfLearning I really enjoyed this book! 😍 2w
imyril @LoverOfLearning it's so magical. For Reasons I'm actually putting it down for a couple of weeks, but I'm very excited to come back to it! 2w
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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | I‘m not saying I specifically waited till January to read this book just to be cheeky, but...I‘m not NOT saying that either 😁

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Karisa
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Talking with a reader friend and noticing the prevalence of otherworldly doors in books lately. Yes, always been in some books, but seems like more as of late.

Reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January, thinking back to some of my favorite reads from last year, and want to read Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby soon. All feature doorways to other places (assuming my tbr does). Maybe it's just the books in my collection?

thebluestocking I‘ve been noticing this too! I also thought of The Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire, which is fantastic. 💙 2w
Karisa @thebluestocking I liked that series too! Especially the first one. Such a heartbreaking idea for a book. 2w
thebluestocking @Karisa It‘s so good!! 💙 2w
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[1] Sleeping in and planning my new year
[2] The tagged
[3] @SShiney @twocherrytrees @PaperbackPirate @Librarygirl88

PaperbackPirate Thanks for the tag! Happy New Year! 2w
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Bklover
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Hallelujah!!! I finally found a #MillenialAuthor book that I want to read for #Booked2020. I am trying very hard not to sabotage myself by selecting books that I am not REALLY interested in reading. I can‘t believe how hard it is to find out how old some of these authors are! Google failed me with Alex North, author of The Whisper Man.

Bookzombie I fell down a hole trying to find his age, lol. Maybe it‘s because it‘s a pseudonym. 2w
Karisa That's my pick for the category too. Half way through it, so perfect for Winter 2020. Bit of a slow start, but it just keeps getting better! 😊 2w
Scochrane26 I like some book challenges because they help me read more diversity, but I don‘t want to read books I‘m not interested in just for a challenge. 2w
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Cinfhen So true!!!! I can‘t find so many authors ages!!!!! Glad u found a book that works 😁👍🏽 2w
Bklover @Bookzombie I did too- I now know way more than I care to about Alex North- everything except his age! 2w
Bklover @Karisa Haven‘t started it yet but I‘ve heard good things! 2w
Bklover @Scochrane26 Neither do I, and over-challenging myself has just caused me to drop out of challenges. This year I‘m going to please myself! 2w
Bklover @Cinfhen I‘m also trying to stick to books I already own, and I recently got this one on a kindle sale. 😉 2w
Cinfhen I‘m trying to use books I own too!!! We‘ll see how that goes 😆 2w
Bklover @Cinfhen I can‘t believe I even wrote that- I won‘t make it two weeks without buying a new book! 2w
Cinfhen #KindleDailyDeals don‘t count 😘 2w
Smarkies I am trying to keep to books that I already own as well. Need to comb those shelves to figure out what fits the challenges. 2w
4thhouseontheleft I think that‘s the balance we need to find with challenges, read books that push our boundaries, but that we are still interested in. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad you found one! I just finished a book today that has a #millennialauthor but it isn‘t the one I planned for the prompt. #readingchallengeproblems What to do?? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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CareBear
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This is our new foster, Gracie. She‘s part of a bonded pair with Arya. Bruce went to his forever home and I miss him daily, but am so glad he found a home! #catsoflitsy

This book is mesmerizing.

squirrelbrain Aw Gracie looks comfortable and happy already! Sorry you‘re missing Bruce but you do *such* a good thing by fostering them all... 😘 2w
bookandcat This is a "whim" book - I purchased it on a whim at BN the other day because it was on 50% off sale but hadn't heard anything about it. Now I'm even more excited to read it! 2w
CareBear Thanks @squirrelbrain ☺️ 2w
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CareBear @bookandcat oh my gosh, it‘s beautiful! Let me know what you think when you get to it! 2w
Scochrane26 This book will be one of the first for 2020. Meeting her soon, so I want to start on it. She‘s from my area & has moved back. I‘ve heard good things on litsy about it. 2w
Reviewsbylola She looks like such a sweetheart. 2w
Lcsmcat Gracie looks so happy to be with you! 2w
Crazeedi Sweet kitty, I'm afraid if I fostered I'd never want to let them go, that's so kind of you to do💗🐱 2w
JulAnna I just started this yesterday, according to my daughter it is great! 3d
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aartichapati
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I enjoyed this book far more than I expected! I went into it thinking it would be a pretty light young adult fantasy about a girl growing up and discovering herself along with new worlds. And it is that, but it also explores the impacts of colonialism and racism, how love can inspire and hurt, and the deep and powerful nature of words and books. I really enjoyed the story and all the characters. It was an excellent fantasy winter escape.

LoverOfLearning I've never really read fantasy books before I read this one. I was not expecting to like it as much as I did. I loved the romance and adventure seeking aspects of it. But yeah there was that element of fear and abuse that make the book deep and complex. Loved it. 3w
aartichapati @LoverOfLearning yes, that is a really good way of putting it! I admit that the story within a story dragged a bit for me, as did the section in the asylum, but those are pretty small complaints, really! Looking forward to more by the author. 3w
LoverOfLearning Fair point. I liked the story within the story. Yeah great debut by the author! 3w
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CareBear
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Starting this tonight...have heard only wonderful things about it.

kspenmoll Happy Holidays! Enjoy your new book! 3w
CareBear @kspenmoll happy holidays, Katherine! Let‘s get together in the next few months 💕 3w
kspenmoll @CareBear I would love to! 3w
janeycanuck What a beautiful cover! 3w
LoverOfLearning Loved it! I've never really read fantasy novels but maybe I'll start because of this book. 😊 3w
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Avanders
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And second wonderful #jolabokaflodswap package ... Thank you so much @BookNAround !!! I‘m super excited to read this book and I can‘t wait to indulge in all the yummy chocolates ♥️♥️ Happy Jólabókaflód!! ?♥️?

BookNAround So glad it got there and I hope you enjoy! 3w
Avanders @BookNAround is Jelina a local chocolate brand? They look soooo yummy 🤤 3w
Avanders @BookNAround oh also, I adore the bookmark!! Thank you for making something for me!! 🎄♥️♥️ 3w
BookNAround They aren‘t local. We just have a place with a great selection of fun/yummy chocolates by us and I‘m always happy for the excuse to browse. 😁 3w
Avanders @BookNAround oooh so fun! 💃🏽💃🏽 3w
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Thank you @JamieArc for this amazing #jolabokaflod package! I can‘t wait to start this book and the chocolates look amazing! What is your connection to Durham, NC as to the note? Now, I am curious. Thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this jolabokaflod!

JamieArc My husband lived there for 10 years before he met me, so we have close friends there and go there as often as we can (and wonder if we‘ll end up living there one day). Happy reading! 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @JamieArc What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing. The next time that you are visiting, please let me know as I would love to meet you!! Happy Holidays and happy reading for the new year! :) 3w
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Brooke_H
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Somehow Harrow has managed to take the tired trope of a portal fantasy and all that goes with one and twist it into something poetic, poignant, and completely magical. I loved everything about this beautiful novel and never wanted it to end. p.s. (and I'm not even going to spoiler mark this)—The dog survives.

Bklover Thank you!🐶. (Reading this now). I don‘t even want to read a book if the dog dies! 2w
Brooke_H Same! Some harrowing things happen with the dog, but he is just fine in the end, so don‘t worry! ☺️ 2w
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Scochrane26
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It‘s not a good idea for me to be at my favorite bookstore this time of year with a coupon. I showed restraint though because 1) My car insurance bill is due & it‘s higher than my house payment 2) I don‘t have any extra $ and 3) I have too many books at home that I haven‘t read & no room. So, I put 5 on my tbr, put 2 of those on hold at the library, and bought this one. I‘ll get this signed when the author appears w/ Erin Morgenstern in January.

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brittanythebookdragon
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I really wasn‘t sure where all of these doors were going to lead to but it was certainly unexpected. I couldn‘t put the book down and really loved how Harrow connected everything. I did find the book within the book a bit dense at its beginning but I think that was the whole point since it started out as one thing and developed into something else entirely. This book was definitely able to toy with my emotions but that ending was on point!

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Brooke_H
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Wednesday is a big reading day for me. I get 30 minutes at lunch, an hour in the afternoon while my daughter has music lessons, and then we have “family reading night“ all evening. Excited about digging into this one.

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thegreentealibrarian
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I love Alix Harrow's short stories so I was pretty excited to read her debut novel. I found the worlds and doors interesting. Also I teared up a little 😢 when we find out who the narrator is writing to. More details on my blog.

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Next to reading on the beach reading in front of the tree all lit up is probably my favorite 🎄

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Mehso-so

This had such a slow start that I almost quit on it. I‘m glad I continued, though, as it did get better. Very inventive concept, but not as well utilized as I would have liked. 3⭐️

MellieAntoinette Well said! 1mo
LoverOfLearning I really enjoyed this book! It was the first book I ever read so I had nothing to compare it to. 1mo
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MellieAntoinette
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I just could not get into this one guys! Wildly inventive concept. A perfect addition to your whimsical fiction shelf. Clever plot twists with hints of Alice in Wonderland. But then we‘re in the middle of an Annie Oakley western followed by ships on the high seas and I just felt all topsy turvy.

But it has what might be the most beautiful cover!

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sarahgreatlove
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The beginning of my summer holiday reading stack. So excited some of my library requests have come in before Christmas! 😍

LoverOfLearning I really enjoyed The Ten Thousand Doors of January! I never read a book like that before but I enjoyed it. 1mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Gosh this was a beautiful book. I loved January. I loved this fantasy tie in but also the establishment of the historical side so we know the conflicts of race since they very much do play a roll. I don't know that I 100% comprehend the traveling and magic that January has but it was cool and it all made sense. This is definitely a book I'll come back to and notice something new every time.

ju.ca.no And it looks great too! 1mo
CherylRussell I started reading a copy from the library and loved it so much I ordered a copy to keep. 🥰🥰❤️ 1mo
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LMJenkins
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Listened to this one. Very imaginative and something I‘ll listen to again and probably get more out of a second time. #WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #TBRReads

Bookworm54 16 points :) 1mo
CherylRussell Reading this one now. 1mo
LoverOfLearning I never read a story in this genre before I found this book but I loved it! I wouldn't read fantasy all the time but every once in awhile I could see myself enjoying one. 1mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I've been incredibly excited to read this book for like a year now so I'm finally getting a chance to pick it up

Tianarose 🤩🤩that cover is gorgeous! 1mo
Marina_h Wow, beautiful cover! 1mo
Scochrane26 I almost bought this because of the cover. I‘m going to meet her in January, so I‘ll end up getting it. It sounds good. 1mo
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LoverOfLearning I have never read a book like this before until I read this. I shocked myself but how much I loved it!! 1mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @Scochrane26 oh that'll be cool! 1mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @LoverOfLearning oh yeah! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
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mklong
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I hate to be so negative, because I know a lot of people loved this, but I found it derivative, mostly charmless, and oddly boring. It does pick up a good bit towards the end, which is something in its favor.

LoverOfLearning Fair review. I loved this story for the most part. But I've never read a story like that before so I had nothing to compare it to. 1mo
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Shaylaina
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Pickpick

It is now 2:40 am. I haven't been able to put this book down. That is so bad, but it's so good.