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The Magicians
The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SyfyThe Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this. George R.R. Martin Sad, hilarious, beautiful, and essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy. Joe Hill A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre. John Green The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel Ive read this century. Cory DoctorowThis gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them... an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story. The New YorkerThe best urban fantasy in years. A.V. ClubQuentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, hes secretly fascinated with a series of childrens fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. . . .The prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestsellerThe Magician's Land, The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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everlocalwest
The Magicians: The New Class | Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges
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Mehso-so

Much like the previous Magicians comic, this is fine. A new class of magicians at Brakebills and now they've thrown hedge witches into the mix because *gasp* assistance is needed. But everything happens much too quickly and I don't feel invested in this story at all.

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persephone1408
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#haunted @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Another option for wizardry... I was totally obsessed with this show, and now I'm reading the books. This world of wizardry in Fillory and Further is phenomenal!
Pictured are High King Eliot High Queen Margo (Janet) Queen Alice and King Quinton.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 💫 14mo
Eggs Brilliant 👸🏻 🤴👏🏻 14mo
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carylwaite
Mehso-so

I found Quentin to be a very unlikeable protagonist. I almost bailed several times while reading this but pushed through. Interestingly, I kind of want to read book 2. Definitely were parts I liked and parts I found tedious.

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monalyisha
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Bought some tweed even though it‘s July. Impromptu fashion show in front of my Magicians poster.

Who‘s your style icon? Mine is Rupert Giles. Apparently. 😅⚰️

marleed I love tweed! 1y
Cathythoughts I love tweed too 1y
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Ash.on.the.line
The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Panpan

I really wanted to like this but by the end I hated it! The idea seemed great. I loved the school of magic, and entering this magical land. The problem was the characters. I hated every single person by the end of this. They were immature, and just overall hateful people that had this great opportunity and wasted it. Just not the book for me. #bookspinbingo

Laughterhp I bailed on this one years ago. And I‘m very glad I did. I‘m just mad that I spent money on the whole trilogy because it was on sale. 1y
Ash.on.the.line @Laughterhp I don‘t blame you. I‘m glad I didn‘t buy the others. I wish I had bailed like you lol! 1y
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charu_0312
Bailedbailed

Couldn't even finish this book..1/5 🌟

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Ash.on.the.line
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I‘ve been wanting to read this one for awhile hopefully I can get to it soon! Hopefully I like it too!
I‘m trying to reacquaint myself with my TBR while on a book buying ban for the month.
#aprilcoverlover21 #treeonthecover

AkashaVampie I need to read this too. For what I have watched of the show, I really liked it. 2y
Ash.on.the.line @AkashaVampie I‘ve not watched the show but I remember the previews looked interesting. I‘d have to read the book first. 😄 2y
AkashaVampie @Ash.on.the.line I'm a watch before I read type of girl. If the show or movie is good... then I know the book will be awesome. 2y
AkashaVampie @Ash.on.the.line it also helps me visualize everything better. 2y
Ash.on.the.line @AkashaVampie yes that does help visualize. I‘ve done both but I do try to read a book first. Has to be nice knowing the book is most likely better after watching a good show though. 😆 2y
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PandaPanda
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@booksellerofyourdiscontent look what I just got!!!!! Also the other copy you sent from amazon (let me know if there is still a way to return that and I am happy to drop it in a usps box if you send me the label) thanks so much for the keychains and treats! Going to start this book right now!

wisherwishinguponastar Yay! The second one you can either keep or donate or sell. That was my bad. I am glad @Littlewolf1 ‘s goodies got to you!!! They are so cool and thematic! 2y
PandaPanda Yes! Correction thank @littlewolf1 for the treats! And sorry to spoil the treat surprise for the next person! 2y
PandaPanda @Littlewolf1 this handmade keychain is amazing! Thanks so much I love the one I chose! 2y
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wisherwishinguponastar
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A+ on the world building and the allusions to other important fantasy authors. But I found myself constantly annoyed by the characters (even though I did find Quentin‘s self deprecation relatable). #groupp #LMPBC #bookjournal

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Kittygal
Bailedbailed

I really didn‘t like this book at all yeesh. It was so weird and also very boring. There is an actual chapter dedicated to the characters turning into geese (yes, geese I‘m not joking) and fly to Antarctica. I usually finish books, but with this one I just couldn‘t.

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wisherwishinguponastar
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So many surprises in the mail today!!! Thank you so much guys (certain items not pictured to not spoil the surprise for others)!!

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wisherwishinguponastar
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Ok... lesson learned! Include your #LMPBC picks and maybe throw in some audio books. I got big dreams for December! #bookspin #doublebookspin #bookspinbingo

Littlewolf1 I‘m almost done with ‘The Magicians‘ and should have it finished by tomorrow or Thursday night and sent out by Friday 2y
wisherwishinguponastar @Littlewolf1 Nice! I hope you are enjoying it. I watched the first season of the tv show a while back. It was pretty good from what I remember. 2y
TheAromaofBooks haha yes, I now include all the books I “have“ to read for the month and it has really helped increase my success rate 😂 2y
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Grizzlan
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Yesterday was mine and my husband's 9 year anniversary. This is his gift to me with the purpose of reading them out loud to each other. 😊😊💖

TK-421 What a wonderful gift! Happy anniversary! 2y
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Read-y_Picker
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#3books #thatmademeMAD
Fledgling | The Magicians | The Wolf in the Whale
All for different reasons
#unpopularopinion

OriginalCyn620 📚😤📚 2y
MoonWitch94 I absolutely HATE Quentin. And the actor they cast in the series was a perfect choice. I know we‘re not supposed to like him, but man he‘s awful. And that book makes me so mad, I haven‘t picked up the rest of the trilogy yet. 2y
Read-y_Picker @MoonWitch94 right? But I enjoyed the show so much I‘m almost considering trying the book again 😒 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Pickpick

This is highly recommended for

A.) fans of Lev Grossman‘s The Magicians trilogy
B.) fans of Syfy‘s The Magicians show
C.) anyone who is not familiar with A and B, but thinks “college kids at Murder Hogwarts” sounds intriguing.

Vol. 1 of this comic book continuation of the novel trilogy‘s universe is GREAT. When elite magic school Brakebills starts admitting hedge witches just as a magic war begins, shit gets real.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I kind of loved the way that, even when talking about how awful the murderous villain is, no one wanted to misgender them. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @xicanti Put this on your radar! 2y
xicanti Consider it radared! 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I enjoyed this, I only rolled my eyes at Quentin and his angst a couple of times... I did get a little bored in the middle but it rallied - and I‘m excited to see how it translates into a tv show.

MoonWitch94 They cast the show SO well! 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Ok, sure why not? 🍸 🐻

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There are no even halfway decent parents in this book

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Alice is great.

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🙂🙃🙂

AkashaVampie Haha 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Tbh, I‘ve been wanting to watch the show for awhile and my friend (who loves both) tells me that the first book and season are quite similar but after that go their seperate ways.

I find it slightly hilarious that this gets compared everywhere to HP when the Narnia comparisons seem more obvious also - the reviews of people who loathed it on goodreads are 👌

I‘m halfway and enjoying it.

Moonprismpower I love this show! I haven‘t read the books but I may. I love the musical episodes too. 2y
BehindthePages I loved the show but not the books xD 2y
Okayaprilmae @Moonprismpower how great are the musical episodes tho... Les Mis was my fav! 2y
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AllisonM89 For some reason, i was totally ok with all the angsty-ness in the show, but not in the book.... I know that sounds really silly 🤷‍♀️ 2y
VioletBramble I like the books. I love the show.
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag There are musical episodes?!! *reads faster so that the watching can commence* I don‘t feel that everything has to be read before watched - but I know for this one if I watched without having read it, I never would ☺️ 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BehindthePages, ahh interesting! Glad the show was worthwhile for you ☺️ I‘m looking forward to being able to compare. 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Okayaprilmae - I‘m intrigued by the prospect of musical episodes! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @AllisonM89, nope - I get it! Different deal breakers for print and screen. 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @VioletBramble, a rare case for the adaptation being better than the book ☺️ it happens! 2y
Read-y_Picker @thegirlwiththelibrarybag yeah I‘m only mildly ashamed to say that I trashed this one. I got off the bus and it went right into the bin outside my building. That said, I‘m glad I gave the show a shot. I‘m hooked. And the musicals 💜💜💜 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Read-y_Picker, lmao that it went straight in the bin for you! I haven‘t started the show yet but I plan to ☺️ 2y
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 67

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m reading this one now - I‘ve had it for so long that it wasn‘t on my current kindle but the one I had before it 😂 2y
RamsFan1963 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag It's gotten so many bails and pans on Litsy, I'm leery about reading it. How are you enjoying it? 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I looked at the reviews on goodreads which are just as wild 🤣 I was a bit hesitant going in as well - but I‘m about halfway and have maybe rolled my eyes twice otherwise quite enjoying it ☺️ 2y
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RinaBrahmbhattBarot
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Pickpick

So true!!!

Last week I was using this carpet to walk into Walt Disney‘s corporate world. Where does your carpet takes you?

Happy Monday xoxox

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sophierayton
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Pickpick

I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice this is like a grown up mash-up of Harry Potter and Narnia. Kinda weird, but kinda awesome. Looking forward to seeing the TV programme and continuing the books in the series.

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Bailedbailed

DNF. Hated the tone/angsty-ness. The show was enjoyable, but this is painful

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
Square 9 ✔️

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes you just gotta let a book go!! 2y
AllisonM89 This one had to go! 😂 It was painful 2y
LibrarianRyan I thought the same thing but I can‘t bring myself to watch the show. 2y
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AllisonM89 @LibrarianRyan i liked the beginning of the show. As bitchy as all the characters are, it was refreshing to watch something completely different. Honestly, i called it quits in season two when they introduced the fox demon. It got a bit too dark for me 2y
PaperbackPirate My whole book club hated this book! Good bail! 👏 2y
ItsAnotherJen I actually liked the book! Lol 🤷‍♀️ It seemed different than the other magician type books. I didn't like how the series ended...if you thought the first book was dark, you would of so hated the last book! 2y
dragonlexie Not like the show but not the issue. Suffers from being about only white people and overly describing nipples. 2y
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Ummm.... I really, really wanted to like this book. It is advertised as a more mature Harry Potter, I love Harry Potter, the only way this was even related to Harry Potter is that the characters had magical abilities. And more mature, yep, it sure was, they talked about body parts a lot. I really wanted to like the characters, but I just didn‘t. I kept hoping it would get better, but alas it did not. I personally would skip it!!

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AsYouWish #ReadYourSign LIBRA - Element (air) on cover and mentioned LEO - Published Between July 23 & August 22 - Aug. 11 LEO - Element (fire) on cover and mentioned @Clwojick @Meaw_catlady 2y
Laughterhp Yeah I tried to read this because it was mentioned as adult Harry Potter, I had to bail.. 2y
LibrarianRyan I agree. We chose this for our summer book at my library one year. The author was great but it was torture to finish the book. We had lots of patrons who loved it and I was like UGHHHHHHHHHHHH 2y
AsYouWish @Laughterhp @LibrarianRyan Thank you!!! A lot of people told me how amazing these books were and I thought great I will give it a chance and then I wasn‘t a fan, I thought maybe I was missing something. Glad to know I am not the only one. I think I will just stick to Harry Potter and if I want mature Harry Potter, there are lots of good fan fiction stories out there. (edited) 2y
tessavi I felt the same about this book. 2y
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alvingregorio
The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
Panpan

Too long to be about nothing. The pace was slow and the build up left me disappointed. It plateaued in the first third and didn't holdy attention.

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Bailedbailed

Ever wish that the Harry Potter books were less magical and filled with sex and drugs? Yeah, me either. I got 20% into this one and have no desire to go any further. The world it created was interesting, but the main character is obnoxious and self-centered. I‘m just not interested in seeing a magical world become a depressing drudgery.

readordierachel Yeah, I felt the same, though I finished it. I DNF'ed the second book. 3y
AvidReader25 @readordierachel that makes me feel better. I‘m always worried I‘m just on the edge of it getting good. 3y
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I loved this book! 😍 It has a really low goodreads rating, and I'm glad that didn't influence me into not reading it, because I really really enjoyed it! 😀 The main character, Quentin, is not particularly likable? But I found him to be super interesting and relatable! 💕📚

Chaplin loved it too! 😸

Much thanks to @monalyisha for giving me the positive push I needed to give this book a shot! 💕
#catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

monalyisha YESSS! Let‘s pump that rating UP! Glad you enjoyed it (& I think they only get better). 💖 3y
Branwen @monalyisha Thank you! 🤗 I really can't figure out why so many people dislike it! Maybe they expect it to be like the show, and it isn't? 🤔 I can't wait to start the next one! 3y
TheLibrarian This wasn‘t a bad read but I enjoyed the 2nd book better. Have you seen the show? 3y
Leftcoastzen Chaplin is a handsome boy ! I say this every time , he‘s adorable. 3y
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Awww thank you so much, friend! 😘😸 @TheLibrarian I keep hearing that, and it's making me super excited to start it! 😀 I've only seen the first season so far! Do you like it? 3y
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Branwen
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"Quentin did a magic trick...nobody noticed."

I love this book so much so far! Poor Quentin! ??

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

Meaw_catlady Love that first line hahaha poor Quentin . He‘s a mess 3y
ShyBookOwl 😂 3y
Branwen @Meaw_catlady He really is! 😂🤣 And I think that's part of why I like him so much as a character. It's refreshing to read about a hot mess rather than a noble hero sometimes! 3y
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Meaw_catlady @Branwen ain‘t that the truth. I am def the hot mess hero of my own tale! 3y
Meaw_catlady Also I think Richard In Neverwhere is one of the hot mess types . 3y
Branwen @Meaw_catlady Tell me about it! Same here! 😂🤣 That's probably another reason why I love those types of characters. They are super relatable! Omg you're right! Richard totally falls into that category too@ 3y
JazzFeathers Fabulous opening 😂👌 3y
Branwen @JazzFeathers Right?! I love it! 🤣😂 3y
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Branwen
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My favorite way to spend a Friday night! 😍😻📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas

ozma.of.oz Such a pretty kitty! ❤️ 3y
Branwen @ozma.of.oz Thank you! He loves cuddling when the weather is cold! 😸😁 3y
Leftcoastzen 😻me too ! 🛏🍷📚.My kitties are late to arrive .snoozing elsewhere. 3y
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Awww! I hope they finally joined you! 😻💕 3y
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Branwen
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Many thanks to @monalyisha who gave me the much needed motivation I needed to start this series! 😍📚💕

monalyisha I‘m thrilled! 3y
Branwen @monalyisha Me too! 😁📚💕 3y
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tessavi
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Mehso-so

4 stars for the Brakebill part, but only 2 for Fillory. I listened to the audiobook and I found the part set in Fillory so boring my mind kept wondering.

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Only 100p left in that book and I know less and less how I feel about it. It started as an older Harry Potter obsessed with Narnia, but now I feel like slapping quentin most of the time... #vendredilecture #bookandtea

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#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon day 26 #magic I liked this book, but still haven't made it further than this in the series.
@Clwojick #teamslaughter

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monalyisha
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Lev Grossman just set his profile picture to this stick figure drawing & I am DYING. 😂😂😂 It‘s ridiculous how much it looks like him! I just...I can‘t.

Also, this book‘s Litsy rating is a TRAVESTY.

VioletBramble It is considered the weakest book in trilogy. Quentin is extremely whiney in this one. I love the tv series though. That stick figure does look exactly like Lev Grossman. 3y
monalyisha @VioletBramble I don‘t think “the worst book in the trilogy” is a curse; I think they‘re all great! But I hated the tv show. 😆 3y
Pruzy Don‘t know what that says about me that I didn‘t find him whiney 😬 3y
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monalyisha @Pruzy 😅 I think it‘s a frequent complaint but I also think his immaturity is central to his character; it‘s not like Lev wrote him without intention, so the fact that he needs to *seriously* grow & change didn‘t ruin it for me. It just meant that he was a dynamic character. 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Pruzy @monalyisha Exactly! That‘s a great way to put it. Everyone forgets he was fresh out of high school at the start of the book! 3y
VioletBramble Quentin definitely grows throughout the trilogy. I personally don‘t mind his whining. It helped me identify with him. But based on reviews he is the reason so many people never finish or dislike the first book. 3y
LibrarianRyan I love him. He is such a nice guy. We picked the Magicians as our One book one summer title and he did an intro video for my libraries website. I hate to say I thought the book was boring. 3y
monalyisha @LibrarianRyan @VioletBramble @Pruzy I had a weird experience where I didn‘t think I liked ”The Magicians” the first time I read it. Then, the second book came out & I was strangely...excited??? So, I went back and read the first one again & LOVED IT. I ended up adoring the series & have been chasing read-alikes ever since! (edited) 3y
monalyisha @Pruzy @LibrarianRyan @VioletBramble Maybe everyone just needs a reread. 😉💕 3y
monalyisha Updated info with art cred straight from the stick figure‘s mouth: “Major personal/professional milestone: I‘m interviewing Randall “xkcd” Munroe onstage Thursday night at Cooper Union, so he made a stick-figure drawing of me.” 3y
Kimberlone I love this series! But it definitely has a lot of haters 3y
LL1964 I loved this series so much 3y
Clare-Dragonfly I thought that looked like Randall Munroe‘s style! How fun 😄 I haven‘t read this book but hope to someday. 3y
Salaphina The rating of this book is very upsetting! I loved this book and the second one. The third is still on my reading list though. 3y
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Corar
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Mehso-so

The first half really dragged for me. The second half picked up and held my attention better.

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wanderinglynn
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#30junebooks DNF

I made it about 1/3 of the way, but couldn‘t push myself any further.

wideeyedreader Oh, I wish I‘d done the same! The book doesn‘t get any better, trust me! 3y
wanderinglynn @wideeyedreader I‘ve heard the TV adaptation is better. 3y
wideeyedreader @wanderinglynn I‘ve watched the first two seasons, and I have to agree—the show is better! 3y
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Amiable I forced myself to finish, but did not enjoy any of it! 3y
wanderinglynn @Amiable Wow, that‘s amazing you finished. I just could not push myself to go any further. 3y
wanderinglynn @wideeyedreader I haven‘t tried it yet. The book kind of turned me off. Maybe after more time has passed, I‘ll give it a try. 3y
Amiable @wanderinglynn It‘s been a couple of years since I read it, but I am guessing I probably started skimming quite heavily after a short time. It‘s really just not very well written. 3y
jerra I also couldn‘t get with the book! The tv show was good (tho I watched the first season only) 3y
wanderinglynn @jerra Eventually I‘ll have to check out the show. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I read an ARC of another book from him. Or I should say I DNF'd another book from him. Not sure I'll ever try this one. Especially after the comments! 3y
wanderinglynn @BarbaraTheBibliophage I found this one to be tedious, too much detail & not enough action. And I simply couldn‘t care about the characters. So, if you DNF‘d another of his books, passing on this one is a good idea. 3y
ImperfectCJ I liked this one fairly well, but I definitely can't recommend the second in the trilogy (or the third). They really just get worse. So I wouldn't say you're missing much. 3y
wanderinglynn @ImperfectCJ it‘s really too bad because this concept is right up my alley. 3y
Exbrarian I liked this one alright, but I couldn't get into the second one. 3y
MicrobeMom I used to and still to this da certain music reminds me of certain books! However with kids there always a lot of noise in the background when I read and it is usually not music. I can tune almost anything out. My hubby calls it my super power! 3y
emz711 I get it. I pushed through and will probably read the next one but yeah I questioned myself 3y
LoveToReadLiveToRead Ugh, I forced myself to finish this a few years ago but it wasn‘t worth it for me. Quentin is such a douchebag. 🙄 3y
wanderinglynn @LoveToReadLiveToRead Yes he is. And a boring one at that. 😂 3y
wanderinglynn @emz711 A lot of people liked it. It just wasn‘t for me. 3y
AvidReader25 Same! 20% in and I just gave up. 3y
wanderinglynn @AvidReader25 I tried the TV adaptation and couldn‘t get into it either. 3y
AvidReader25 @wanderinglynn Good to know. I won‘t even try it. 3y
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Derf
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Snap, The Magicians at the lil Library in the gym, and it‘s the book we discussed. Double snap 🙌🏻😂 only $3 too. 😀 @Andrea4

Andrea4 Noice!!!🙌 I think it's great your gym has a little library! 3y
BigHappiness I love that series!!!!!!! 3y
Derf @BigHappiness I‘ve not started it yet but I do like the TV show 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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Derf @Andrea4 Dubai has a great incentive with used books, these lil stalls are everywhere. They use dead space like under stairs etc. And fill them with books. 3y
Andrea4 @DannyHattan sounds like a dream!!! And it's hot and sunny! Geez, maybe I should pack my bags and move! 3y
GatheringBooks ooh this is good to know. my family and i will be moving to al ain in september. :) 3y
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emz711
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Storm might be on its way but I'm the only one on the beach!
Enjoying The Magicians but soooo different than Harry Potter

Thanks for the follow @annahenke @Schmieds @Theaelizabet @olivia.ferz

#beach #magic #coffee #rook #fillory

thegirlwiththelibrarybag That‘s the problem with marketing using phrases like ‘Harry Potter for adults‘ or ‘the next Harry Potter‘ - have you watched the tv series? 3y
emz711 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag no I haven't, any good? 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @emz711, haven‘t watched it yet. I‘m about to start watching A Discovery of Witches - my library hold finally came in! 3y
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emz711 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I didn't realize that was a show too. The book was not my thing 3y
CBee I love the TV series!! 3y
Scochrane26 It was marketed as HP but is actually much more like Narnia. Also, I‘ve heard the tv show is very different from the books—many seem to like it better. (edited) 3y
emz711 @Scochrane26 I totally picked up on the Fillroy/Narnia vibes 3y
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DebbieGrillo
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1. Tagged
2. Women Talking by Miriam Toews
3. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand and Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
4. I set a goal to read 52 books, that's one a week. I should be on book 23 but I'm on book 17. But, I'm a teacher and summer is coming!
5. @kspenmoll @TheKidUpstairs @FantasyChick

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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EastWind76
The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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I just couldn't get into that last book (100-Year-Old Man), so I bailed. I'm really excited about this one, though, because I love the show!

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wanderinglynn
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Bailedbailed

At nearly 3 hrs in, I‘m bailing. Sadly, I found it too tediously boring for me to even loathe it. It‘s just boring and I just can‘t go any further.

My full GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2837541119

VanChocStrawberry I didn‘t like this one, either. I feel like I‘m super in the minority 4y
heikemarie I don‘t know why but I read this series all the way to the end but I only liked the last half of the last book. I feel you. 4y
Laughterhp Yeah, I didn‘t like this book either. I bailed on it too and have no interest in trying again! 4y
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Scochrane26 I read this series (I had bought all 3 books at once) and didn‘t get into it until halfway through book 2. Then, I loved the rest. I know the show is very different, & some argue it‘s a lot better than books. (edited) 4y
wanderinglynn @VanChocStrawberry I don‘t think we are that much in the minority. I see a lot of 1 and 2 star reviews on GR. 4y
wanderinglynn @Laughterhp glad I‘m not the only one! 4y
wanderinglynn @heikemarie @Scochrane26 I know a lot of people who read it. I just can‘t get through even half of the first book. 4y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 4y
Amiable Ugh, this book was painful. I‘m in the same camp. 4y
Reagan I loved the first half and then it just completely lost momentum for me. I finished it but have no interest in going any further. 4y
Skyrimir I found it interesting but HATED the main character. I haven‘t started the others. 4y
VanChocStrawberry I was super excited about it, too. And I read more than the first one, I think? There are some major consent issues...I was completely icked out by the (first?) transmogrification scene. 4y
Brooke_H I had to force myself to finish the first book. But the next two are so great! 4y
IamIamIam Ditto what @Brooke_H said! I hated everyone in this book but something happened at the end and I was hooked. The 3rd was actually my favorite!! I'm so sorry you couldn't muscle through but I totally understand why. I read this before I decided it was okay to give up if I wasn't enjoying the book so that's why I finished. 4y
mcipher Watch the show!! It is SO much better than the books, for real. I read all of them but mostly because I forced myself to. They had some redeeming qualities that I don‘t recall now. 😆 4y
MusicallyMorgan Did George R.R. Martin just compare Harry Potter to a cup of weak tea? 😂🤦‍♀️ 4y
rachelsbrittain I didn't enjoy this one either 4y
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brittanyyyjo
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I have been in a reading slump since August. I‘ve finally finished 2 books this week. 🙌🏼 So excited to start this one!

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emz711
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Got the stack at library book sale for $11!
Tagged my most excited to read (only because I read the Night Circus already and loved it)

And welcome @kramerh77 !

#booksale #themagicians

RealBooks4ever Great haul! 📚💜 4y
Kimberlone I love the Magicians and The Night Circus. You have some great picks in there!!! 4y
RaimeyGallant Nice! 4y
emz711 @Kimberlone in the middle of the magicians now. It really skips through the whole school years thing 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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“As a teenager in Brooklyn Quentin had often imagined himself engaged in martial heroics, but after this he knew, as a cold immutable fact, that he would do anything necessary, sacrificing whatever or whomever he had to, to avoid risking exposure to physical violence. Shame never came into it. He embraced his new identity as a #coward... It didn't matter what he had to do, he would do it and be glad.”

#coward #QuotsyMay19

gradcat Great one! 👍♥️ 4y
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