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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | Susanna Clarke
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mcipher
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When it rains in the first morning at the lake - back in bed with coffee and a book.

hermyknee That sounds lovely! 5d
Lucy_Anywhere This is the perfect book for a rainy day - I read it during a very wet week away and loved it. 5d
Crazeedi I hope your weather clears, but in the meantime enjoy the book and peace and quiet! 5d
AmyRebecca Great way to spend a rainy morning! 5d
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Moony
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So today a little bit *hehe* #audiocleaning with the unshortened #audiobook of this #chunkster. 😊 I borrowed the book from a friend and I'm very happy that my library has it as #audiobook because for more than 1000 pages I need very very long. So I can hear and read it. 🤣

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this book so much! How is the audio? 2w
Moony @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled very good! It's bery funny to read and hear parallel. XD 2w
Buechersuechtling @Moony Oh, I quickly bailed on this one so I‘m very curious what you post about it. If my library had an audio-copy I‘d be sure I‘d give it another try. But as physical copy – no. The writing annoyed me. 2w
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If you are scared of long books, then this may not be the book for you. But, if that doesn‘t deter you, prepare for a wonderful journey. I really enjoyed reading this book. I‘m torn on how I feel about the ending... without spoiling anything, I‘ll just say the journey of it was wonderful. And I‘ll be thinking about this book and the world of it for a long time. Definitely something to pick up if you want to drift into a magical place.

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PumpkinSpicedAlpaca
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It‘s a rainy afternoon, no better time to get cozy and be reading such a fantastic book! #fantasy #crossstitch

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edennugget
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“Get me a house that says to those that visit it that magic is a respectable profession - no less than Law and a great deal more so than Medicine.”

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Moony
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Next #audiobook beside "Berliner Journal" (Max Frisch). It's unshortened, so it's 38 hours long. Ufff.

julesG Can you turn up the speed? 1mo
Katerina I've had this on my shelf for ages, but didn't get around to reading it during the hype. I guess this would be a good time to finally pick it up. 1mo
Moony @julesG mhh I think no, but I don't if it would helps also. 1mo
Moony @Katerina yes and to hera it isn't so tiring 😂 1mo
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emz711
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Can we discuss?
I read it, watched TV series, now audiobook

-Multiple plots - strange vs norrell, theoretical vs practical magic, man with thistledown hair
-So much backstory as if there are so many other parts of this world
-Magic is obviously a big part of the book but it doesn't describe the mechanics like in Harry Potter

I feel like I'm reading a Jane Austen novel with magic instead of politics or a gothic novel with footnotes
Thoughts?

Fridameetslucy I enjoyed it too. I didn‘t finish watching the movie but the book stayed with me. I would need to read it again to talk about it 1mo
Aims42 I loved the book and enjoyed the mini-series too. I need to re-read it again too 1mo
emz711 @Aims42 any way to categorize it? Or explain it because it's really hard for me to get anyone else into it 1mo
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cariashley How‘s the show?? I‘ve been meaning to watch it! 1mo
emz711 @cariashley good, a lot more plot driven. Not really the same as the book where you're trying to figure out wtf is going on and why she's going off in directions with the story 1mo
Aims42 @emz711 Hmm.... it‘s a tough one to catergorize 🤔 I‘d say your comparison to Jane Austen in terms of the time period and society is accurate. Then there‘s the magic aspect. It‘s definitely not Harry Potter meets Jane Austen. It‘s just a odd book to describe, haha! Some books just aren‘t for everyone. There‘s been plenty of hyped up books that I just didn‘t like. To each their own 😃 1mo
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Allietaylor16
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Here is my small #bookhaul for the day. I picked up these two at a local thrift store! $1 each!

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Caterina
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Short little #audiowalk with the dog before dinner to hit 10,000 steps for the day. 😊 Felt good to stretch my legs after working out so much in the morning and not moving much from 9:00 am-7:00 pm. 😂 @Emilymdxn I started this book finally and I'm loving it! I'm like 2.5 hours in, and it's just got such a great vibe. #newyearwhodis #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You have consistently crushed your step goal! 2mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 2mo
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emz711
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I need some encouragement to read this again. I liked it but not sure I loved it. I watched the BBC series and enjoyed it.

Please push me to reread! @Sarz
#reread #thistledownhair

suzisteffen So, I have read it twice, listened to it once, and watched the series. I liked it far more after listening to it than I did at any other time. I guess I‘d encourage listening! 😉 3mo
emz711 @suzisteffen ooo really? I try not to do long books on audio because i get them from the library but maybe you've convinced me 3mo
suzisteffen @emz711 I‘d be happy to send you an audio version if you want to send me your email addy and tell me what platform. It IS long! 3mo
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suzisteffen My email is my name at gmail btw 3mo
Moony Oh it's on my tbr too and I have to read it soon because I borrowed it from a friend. 3mo
Aims42 Re-read it! Re-read it! Re-read it! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
emz711 @Moony ha you're going to be a while! 3mo
emz711 @Aims42 yeah? Like will more things come together if I read it over? I feel like it was disjointed but still interesting 3mo
Aims42 @emz711 I‘m biased since I really enjoyed it, I wish there was a sequel to it. The ending had me wanting more 😆 3mo
emz711 @Aims42 have you watched the show? 3mo
Fridameetslucy I also semi enjoyed it - have you read Drood ? 3mo
Heatherfeather Have owned this book for a decade but still haven't read 3mo
emz711 @Fridameetslucy no what's that?! 3mo
Aims42 @emz711 yes, must‘ve been 2 years ago... I think? I remembered liking it 3mo
emz711 @Heatherfeather go for it! 3mo
emz711 @Fridameetslucy hey what's Drood? Who wrote it? 3mo
emz711 @suzisteffen started audiobook from the library, I'm definitely enjoying! 1mo
suzisteffen @emz711 Awesome! Sorry, we were dealing with travel and time zone changes, so I just now saw this. Glad you're enjoying! 1mo
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Christinak
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I have started this book again. Last time I tried reading this there was too much going along personally for me. I had to quit not because of the book but life events. I found that I would be reading for an hour and have no idea what I read 🤔so last month I decided to read (listen) to this while walking so I am slowly chugging along.

TimSpalding I also did the audiobook. It takes forever, but it is glorious. 3mo
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

Very dense and long and it much of a story but beautifully written

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Megara
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#HelloThursday ! @wanderinglynn
1. Fanfic is a huge genre that includes Tolkien, Virgil, and Dante — so yes.
2. Tagged! Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
3. I read the news online. I‘m too broke to subscribe.
4. When I‘m completely engrossed in what I‘m reading, nothing can make me put the book down!
5. No, but there‘s one down the street from me. I think I‘ll donate some books soon. @TheBookDream @Mitch

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 4mo
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Sarz
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Came home to this amazing #SFFS package yesterday! Thank you @LapReader - you have outdone yourself as always. The tagged book is on my TBR list already because of your recommendation and I love His Dark Materials. I also love PKD but haven't read this one yet, and am super looking forward to Artemis Fowl and all the others. Thank you, thank you, thank you ❤

@Avanders
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LapReader So happy you like it. I actually bought you more stuff but it wouldn‘t fit. I‘m sure we will get matched again in the future so I will add it to the next parcel xo 4mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 4mo
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Christinak
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#Magical #LiteraryLuck

I‘m going to give this another try. Last time I attempted to read this I bailed - my head was not in the reading zone. Of course I‘ll have to wrestle it from the bottom of this stack first. #LitsyExercise #BookishWeightLifting

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💪🏻❤️ 5mo
JazzFeathers Jonathan Strange in on my TBR too. Maybe this summer. 5mo
Theaelizabet I tried with both of those books and for some reason neither took. Good luck. 5mo
Christinak @Theaelizabet My librarian recommended the historian to me. I thought she was crazy and I would never finish that giant door stopper. Once I started I couldn‘t put it down. The best thing was I got BOTH For 25 cents at a yard sale. They couldn‘t get into either so yippee for me. #bookdeal Of course, now they are propping a significant stack of books in the corner of my living room. (edited) 5mo
vkois88 This one is on my list of maybe books... it intimidates me, but I'm curious. I tried to watch it on Netflix but was too distracted... 5mo
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charl08 Amen. 5mo
JHSiess I relate. 5mo
TK-421 Yes! THIS. 5mo
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MichaelK
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Pickpick

Quite a long read and at times a bit slow but I really enjoyed this book!

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teafetish
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Pickpick

This is my first review of a personal favorite...while long, no part of the book feels extraneous, as the two magicians spar, verbally at first, and then-but I've already said too much haven't I? What makes this a winner in my book is the Dickens/Austen savor to the writing, the rounded characters, and the wonderful proceedings which start on the first page and won't let up till the last (which contains a nice double take in the final line).gold!

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Squidapus
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At the end of the day, Squidapus gave this one a pick. Despite thinking the book had many flaws he still never thought about bailing or putting it down. The book picks up interest dramatically when Strange and the main antagonist show up but it takes 200+ pages to get there! And that's the book in a nutshell; stuffed full of meandering prose that inundates a good story. There's world building and then there's writing your own Wikipedia article.

imyril Well put. 6mo
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Squidapus
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I forgot to mention Squidapus started this book! Surprising that he hasn't read it considering it's popularity. He's enjoying it and breezing through it...even though he doesn't like the characters. Or the pacing. Or the completely extraneous chapters that add nothing to the plot. I guess it's the prose? Also, get your book names under control Litsy, this has like 10 entries. Side note, this made me remember why I never get Mass Market Paperbacks.

Tonton It will grow on you! 7mo
rubyslippersreads ❤️ how Squidapus coordinates with the book cover. 😄🦑 7mo
Squidapus @rubyslippersreads I noticed it after I took the picture and was like "Oh, huh. That worked out well." 7mo
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Squidapus @Tonton We're enjoying it, I'm just having trouble pinpointing why 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly That is a good book that is much too long to read in MMPB! 7mo
Squidapus @Clare-Dragonfly It's 900 pages lol 7mo
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Pickpick

This took me a little while to get into but I really loved the descriptive regency-esque writing style. There are a lot of elements to this story but once it gets going they all start paying off. One of the better fantasy novels I have read!

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ErinSueMreads
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Totally counting this as my first birthday present! I‘ve also gotten bunches of cards from my amazing #jbmail group that I‘ll post tomorrow. My birthday isn‘t until the 29th but I‘m already totally feeling the love!!! Thank you @Soubhiville for passing this along!

scowler1 Need to read this again, so good! 7mo
kathleenaflynn Great book! 7mo
hwestfall I just finished it. I hope you like it! 7mo
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Pickpick

It was a beast but I finally finished it. I listened to the audiobook and I think that was the best way for me to read this book. The footnotes would have overwhelmed me if I read a hard copy. The story was interesting and extremely detailed. I am glad I finally got around to reading this book.

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Moony
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A friend of mine borrowed me that book. She loves the story and she pique my curiosity. Can I accomplish the 1020 pages???? #doorstopper #fantasy #filmadaptation #chunkster

Freespirit Wow that's huge! 7mo
Buechersuechtling Uh. Some months ago, I made an effort with this, too because I liked the idea of the plot. But the writing style wasn‘t for me – I was annoyed pretty fast, so I quickly put the book aside. 🤐 But I‘m pretty excited to hear from someone who _really_ reads it. So please post your thoughts and impressions often. 😘 7mo
Moony @Freespirit yeeees it the hugest book I ever read, 7mo
Moony @Buechersuechtling yes, of course. But perhaps I don't like it, too. ;) 7mo
Buechersuechtling @Moony Don‘t judge a book by the opinions others give you unsolicitedly. 😉 7mo
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I found out today that there's a BBC show on Netflix! I am 100 pages into the book so I think episode one is safe to watch 😊

hwestfall Actually, only the first 30 minutes of the show are safe. I paused it and will watch the rest tomorrow after I get a few more chapters read. The show and the book are good! 8mo
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JLaurenceCohen

Clarke weaves her own history of magic into the history of Britain. The lore of the Raven King is one of the best parts of the book. While the protagonists are sometimes irrational, the dialogue is superb. One small downside is that the reader fully knows the villain's plans long before the characters, which leads to prolonged dramatic irony. I hope she writes a sequel.

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Allisontester
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Pickpick

Loveeeeeeeee

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I started watching this on Netflix today and almost binged the whole thing! I‘ll admit that I hated the book when I read it as a teenager. I thought it was boing with no action. But the show is so good, I think I‘ll give the book another chance. I‘ve put a hold on the book with my local library. 🤓📚🎥 #secondchance #booksintotv

ReadingSusan I can‘t handle that book. Soooo boring. My sister passionately loves it and keeps trying to get me to try again. 9mo
Joriebooks @ReadingSusan When I read it originally I thought it was boring because the title characters danced around one another for 600 pages without doing anything exciting. 9mo
Zelma I loved the book and was wary about watching the show. And then I finally gave it chance and adored it! So so good. 9mo
Dragon The first couple of times I tried I didn‘t like the book then one day I picked it and loved it. I definitely think it has to be the right mood for this chunkster. 😀🐉👍 9mo
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CallMeIshmael
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Today I stopped by my local habitat for humanity refurb store and grabbed this 1st edition for a dollar. So pumped

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I got the 26 CD audiobook of this from a library sale for $0.50! And it was sooooo good. 9mo
Soubhiville Nice! 9mo
DivineDiana Great find! Loved the Television Series! 9mo
danarail You lucky you! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

It took me a while to get into this one, but I‘m so glad I stuck with it, because once i started appreciating the pace and writing style it quickly became one of my favourite fantasy novels ever. This reminded me why I love fantasy so much. I‘ve read some bad derivative fantasy in my time, but this was so original, and so linked with the medieval magic I‘ve studied without being pretentious, I can imagine reading this again and again

Moray_Reads So glad you enjoyed it! Once you settle into the style it's such a clever, original book. 9mo
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Tianarose
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I wanted to like this and I think I would at a different time. However life has been so insanely busy lately I have hardly had the time to pick it up and, when I do I feel like it takes me forever to read even 1 page. Hopefully I can pick this up again when I have more time.

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Emilymdxn
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I‘m finding this book quite heavy going and making slow progress with it - alarming when it‘s soo long. Other people have liked it so much and I feel sure I SHOULD like it. Maybe it‘ll improve. It just seems a bit like someone has said ‘what if we wrote a book about magic... but with much more bureaucracy‘

Moray_Reads It's an odd one but quite brilliant if you stick with it, I've never read anything quite like it . It does pick up, I read it in hard copy and did find the audiobook more of a slog for some reason. 9mo
Emilymdxn @Moray_Reads I‘m finding it more interesting as I go through 9mo
Bookwomble I loved it all the way through, but would agree with @Moray_Reads that it's a gradual build up. I love the discursions and footnotes. 9mo
Moray_Reads @Bookwomble I loved the footnotes. I wanted to read all the books mentioned 😅 9mo
Bookwomble @Moray_Reads Have you read The Ladies of Grace Adieu? I have it, but not got around to it yet. 9mo
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Emilymdxn
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I‘ve had a few very long books sitting on my audible for ages and I‘ve not wanted to read them because I knew they‘d take ages and get me behind on my reading challenge, but I also couldn‘t stand watching them sitting there knowing I‘d paid for them and wasn‘t reading them! so this is one step towards clearing out the backlog

Aims42 I loved this book!! I hope you enjoy it too ☺️ 9mo
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Tianarose
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This book is going painfully slow, I feel like I should be further along than this. Granted, I have had a crazy busy week. I am still not sure what I think of it so far, or if it‘s too early to judge yet. 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ To bail or not to bail?

ladyonequestion It is a very odd book and not to everyone's taste! 9mo
LMJenkins I have had this on my TBR shelf for-everrrrrr. Then I was gifted a second copy.....still haven‘t read it, but want to! 9mo
Tianarose @ladyonequestion I like it I just feel@like I don‘t have the time to really devote to it. :) 9mo
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Tianarose
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Tianarose
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Kids are finally asleep.. the house is quiet... time to read!

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Tianarose
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It has been awhile since I delved into a chunkster! So, here goes! I have heard great things about this one.

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Moray_Reads
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She's up dancing, dancing / Till she feels nothing / She's up dancing / 'Cause she's wild / She's up dancing, dancing / Till she feels nothing / She's up dancing / Till she's disqualified - reminded me of Lady Pole's endless nights of dancing with the Man With Thistledown Hair
#burningbride #NoFemmeBer @Cinfhen @Billypar

Cinfhen I love your editions 😍so pretty 10mo
Moray_Reads @Cinfhen thank you ❤️ This shelf has my prettiest paperbacks 10mo
DivineDiana Great choice and beautiful cover! ❤️ 10mo
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Billypar I was always interested in this trying this one, but I need to be in the right mood to ensure I make it all the way through! 10mo
BarbaraBB I love these editions! 10mo
Libby1 That cover! 🤩 9mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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@Wife I got your #FiveSensesGiveaway package today!! Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, that scarf is so awesomely great, and oh.my.goodness that tea smells absolutely amazing and I can't wait to try it! And I love the Maya Angelou card- I discovered her writing when I was in high school, and read everything she wrote. 💙

Wife You‘re welcome. Enjoy!🌹 10mo
gradcat Fantastic book and tv miniseries! 10mo
edennugget I got this book for my birthday! 1006 pages that I am so ready to fly through in one sitting as soon as I find the time haha 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love the scarf! 10mo
Cheshirecat913 That is such an awesome scarf! 10mo
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lycomayflower
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Our Luthien a few years back, guarding some tomes

#cats
#riotgrams
#catsoflitsy

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Elizabeth2
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Pickpick

What an adventure! Two English magicians decide to bring magic back to England, but their styles are very different. This leads to a quarrel and separation but so much damage has been done, they will need to work together to correct it. Epic storytelling that spans about 10 years, this book is an undertaking that is well worth the time. Immerse yourself in the world of Strange & Norrell. You won‘t be sorry for it.📚⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Elizabeth2
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Good Morning, Litsy! I love when the sun is my reading light! ❤️📚☀️ Getting in a little reading time before work this morning.

kathleenaflynn Such a great book. 10mo
Elizabeth2 @kathleenaflynn I am enjoying it. It is a book club book, and the other 3 members of my book club have given up on it! They are missing out on a good story. 🙁 I am hoping once we meet in person I can persuade them to give it more of a chance. I am almost finished and the pace has really picked up. It wasn‘t my pick, but I‘m so glad I have had the opportunity to read it! 10mo
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GatheringBooks
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#31BookPics Day 23: My daughter‘s #ReadingPlace at the library before she was politely requested by the librarian to please sit up properly. Back when she can still fit into this tiny nook, seven years ago.

RadicalReader @GatheringBooks where was the most unusual place you‘ve ever read? 10mo
BooknerdsLife 😆 they grow up way to fast!!! 10mo
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Elizabeth2
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Halfway into the #readathon & this has been beside me all day. Between breaks to eat, stretch, parent & attend 2 soccer games for my kids, I have read a total of 5 hrs & 28 mins, & a total of 207 pgs. Was hoping to have logged more time & be further along, but this book (while enjoyable) is slower reading. 500 pgs left to go. My Bookly app says it will take 14 more hours to finish. I don‘t think I‘m going to finish it during the Readathon. 😕🤷‍♀️

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Elizabeth2
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😮🤔📚For destroying not just any book, but a book of magic!

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Elizabeth2
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The thought of giving up 40 books, even to the war effort, is just too much for Mr. Norrell. I love that he went right to those books to “hold them and treasure them while he could.” 📚❤️

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Elizabeth2
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1) Bel Air, MD
2) Plan is to stick to the tagged book, in hopes of finishing it. 700 pages to go.
3) This great Tuscan snack mix that I found at Aldi‘s. It‘s so yum!
4) I‘m a mom to 4 awesome kids (19, 16, 13 and 11) & one poochie. I work part time as an Operations Manager for a real estate team.
5) This is my 3rd, but I haven‘t participated in a year. Glad to be back! Going to read more and look online less.
#readathon #deweys @DeweysReadathon