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Starless Sea
Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world--a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the 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 an ancient 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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emz711
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Finished! And started again!
🐇🐝🗝🗡🐝🐰
#beesandkeys #honeyandbones

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Bibliogeekery
Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I was at this delightful evening tonight! 😍📚

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Karisa
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Lingering over this book's words much more slowly than usual. Erin Morgentstern has the most beautiful way with words! 💗💗💗

sprainedbrain This is one of my favorite quotes in this very-quotable book! 🥰 2d
Karisa @sprainedbrain Hooray! Kindred spirits... that's why I love @Litsy! 💗 2d
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countessnicki10
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Make time to read before work 🤗

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Theeclecticreader
Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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So excited to have received my Waterstones edition of The Starless Sea today! I honestly can‘t tell which cover I like better.
#bookcovers #bookishproblems #cantwaittoread

Scochrane26 I‘ve realized recently that I need to pay attention to the Waterstones‘ editions, they‘re so pretty. 4d
Theeclecticreader @Scochrane26 I saw this through someone‘s feed on Instagram. There are three different colors of the book under the dust jacket: red, teal, dark navy. When you order it you don‘t know which one you‘ll get. I got the red one. 4d
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! Are you new here? You'll love it!! 4d
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Theeclecticreader @Crazeedi Yes I am! Thank you! I was so excited when I learned about Bookstagram last year and this seems so much better! Nothing but books! 3d
Crazeedi Check out #litsywecomewagon and @LitsyHappenings , ask questions and jump right in!! 2d
Theeclecticreader @Crazeedi Thank you! I will! 1d
EliNeedsMoreShelves Ugh, I think I'm going to have to order the blue cover too....it's SO pretty. 1d
Theeclecticreader @EliNeedsMoreShelves I think it was totally worth it. The side of the pages even had the key, bee, and sword stamped on. It‘s beautiful 😍 1d
Brittybuhh This was my favorite book of the year and I asked for the Waterstones edition for Christmas because it‘s so beautiful! 1d
Theeclecticreader @Brittybuhh You‘ll have to let me know what color you get! I got the red cover 1d
rather_be_reading 😍😍 1d
emz711 Black! ☻🕵🗣👤👥🕴👣💤💣🕳🕶🎩🎓 4h
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perfectsinner
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Picked this up at the library today. It's on my want-to-reads list. Starting it now 😁📚📖

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Slajaunie
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Listening to this on audio, fabulous by the way, and I hear what is supposed to be a New Orleans accent. Why do movies, tv shows, and audiobooks depict people from New Orleans and even Louisiana in general as having a heavy southern accent and sounding like a Georgia bell? We don‘t! It irritates me to no end. Do your research!

Bookwormjillk As someone from Boston I can relate to your accent irritations 5d
Zelma Omg, yes. Cajun is not Deep South and New Orleans does not sound southern or Cajun. 5d
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LDavisMunro
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It is suddenly freezing in Toronto with a lot of snow, so I couldn‘t have come across this passage at a more perfect time.
“The weather. It‘s like a poem. Where each word is more than one thing at once and everything‘s a metaphor. The meaning condensed into rhythm and sound and the spaces between sentences. It‘s all intense and sharp like the cold and the wind.”

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LDavisMunro
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emz711
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Gorgeous!

Texreader Yes! 1w
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lynneamch
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At Politics & Prose in DC tonight up close and personal with Erin Morgenstern.

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emz711
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It's here!

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sharread
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Sumi
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The Starless Sea has arrived!! But then I discovered that I have A second copy coming. Christmas present for someone on my list? It turns out I preordered on Amazon & on indiebound.

umbrellagirl Jealous! Enjoy 🙂 2w
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DavidDiamond
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The wait is over!!!
🙌♥️

Andrew65 😊👍 2w
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Well-ReadNeck
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Happy Pub Day!!!! So excited for this one to be on shelves.

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2019/11/05/the-starless-sea-erin-morganstern/

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HotCocoaReads
Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Such a beautiful, atmospheric book. I love the world Morgenstern created and enjoyed the book—however, sometimes as I was reading along, I would find myself completely lost. Perhaps that‘s how the characters felt too. I think people who loved The Night Circus will probably love this too.

Follow.my.read Mine comes today!!! SOOOO EXCITING 😄 2w
emz711 I get it tomorrow, wee! 2w
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Craftylikefox
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Happiest early birthday to me! A day early on their release and I know my birthday isn‘t till Thursday but this is the absolute best way to start celebrating especially after the day I had 🖤 I hope there is something that brings you joy this Monday 🖤

wordslinger42 I have The Starless Sea on hold at my library! Mercifully, I'm only number 8 on the list, so hopefully I won't have to wait too long 😅 2w
Linsy Pretty books!! 😍 2w
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StellarDoc
Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Using @DeweysReadathon as reason to blow off grading and dive into this beautiful book!

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Run fast, run away. Wow was this a struggle, and in the end completely not worth it. The writing is bad, the characters are boring, every other chapter is a different story and not in an interesting way. I dreaded having to pick it up to finish it.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I have to admit 140 pages in and I am struggling.

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ReadingSusan
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How is everyone doing on #boutofbooks? I haven‘t been posted much but I have been reading a lot! I am so happy it‘s the weekend and I plan to read all weekend with maybe a movie thrown in

Daisey I‘ve read some, but I haven‘t posted at all! Hoping to get a decent amount of reading time this weekend. Enjoy! 3mo
ReadingSusan @Daisey thanks! I hope you were able to get done good reading time in this weekend! 3mo
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MediaKing
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✨The Starless Sea✨ by Erin Morgenstern
Underground Libraries and magical doors weave a setting of the magically subterranean. This book tells a story through many different stories.

I loved the shit out of the Starless Sea. I loved the characters, the setting, and the intertwined plot lines. I think this book succeeded because reading it felt like diving deep into a rabbit hole, and resurfacing afterwards felt like it was all a dream.
🍯✨🌻🐝

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BethFishReads
Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Sob! 😭 I can't attend BEA (BookExpo) this year, but if I could go, here are just some of the general fiction titles I'd be looking for. Fall is going to be A-MAZE-ING -- your wish list is going to explode. 📚📚📚 Look up the titles here on Litsy or check out my blog post https://www.bethfishreads.com/2019/05/13-novels-for-your-wish-list-or-what-to.ht...

Crazeedi Oh no I'm in trouble! 6mo
BethFishReads @Crazeedi I know!!! 6mo
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Bookwurmz
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I understand why it took seven years to wait for this. So beautiful. A literary dreamscape unlike no other. I haven‘t wanted to go live in a book more than this one.

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