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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE.
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Readergrrl
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What a monster of a book! Thoroughly enjoyed Gabriel‘s journey and the shifting narration. Some parts were a little contrived, but I was still very eager to crawl into bed every night to read another chapter or two! Vampires, Silversaints, and mysterious prophecies! What‘s not to love?!? Oh, and the illustrations were fantastic! I give it a solid 4.5/5 ⭐️ and I can‘t wait for the next in the series!! I‘m a fan!!

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BooknerdsLife
Empire of the Vampire | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Not gonna lie, I'm so excited to see our Aussie author #JayKristoff made the list! 😱 Cannot wait to finish the tagged book, along with all the others on that list. Including some of the Crime& Thrillers from the list as well.
How many of the books from the list have you read? What do you think about them?

#TheBritishBookAwards #Fiction #booknerdslife #currentread #TBR #KlaraAndTheSun #CloudCuckooLand #SallyRooney #RichardOsman #SorrowAndBliss

TrishB I‘ve read 5 and have one more on the pile. 2mo
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BooknerdsLife
Empire of the Vampire | JAY. KRISTOFF
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I'm only 41% in but I'm loving the idea of Vampires being the monster once again, like the old classic Dracula or Interview With The Vampire, instead of some love interests we have seen in some books these past few years.
Reading this 800pages monster along with other books, so might take me awhile to finish. In the mean time...
Do you prefer reading Vampires as horrific monster? Or some kind of romantic love interest?

#currentread #bookworm

5feet.of.fury I prefer the scary monster version! I mean I still read some nonsense romantic/conflicted vampire stories but… 2mo
BooknerdsLife @5feet.of.fury Hahaaa right? 🙂 I would not say no to a good read either but we need more dark vampire stories! 🦇💀 2mo
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BooknerdsLife
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Happy Wednesday to you all! Thank you @Eggs for another wonderful idea for this #Wondrouswednesday
1. Here's one of the bookshelves I share with my kid
2. I'm not sure if it's the most important book I've read, but it's definitely one of my favorites so far : #HowToStopTime by #MattHaig
3. I haven't bailed on any book this year yet. Last year I DNF #OneLastStop , I really wish I could love it more.

#booknerdslife #bookworm #readinglife

5feet.of.fury Pretty shelf! 😍 2mo
Eggs Great shelfie! 2mo
Dodi I see The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo which I loved 😍 2mo
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BooknerdsLife @5feet.of.fury Aww Thank you 💗 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Eggs Aww Thank you! 😘 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Dodi YES!!! Read Seven Husbands years ago, before all the hypes! It was my first TJR book & totally took me by surprise! It's till one of my favorite books! Cannot love it enough! 2mo
Dodi @BooknerdsLife Me too, I still think of it when I see things that remind me of her story :-) 2mo
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SW-T
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Mehso-so

It made me think of Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (which I liked) and a bit of Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. With that said, wasn‘t really crazy about it. What I did like was that instead of dating material, vampires were back to being dark and scary creatures no human would want to run into. So basically a captive telling his story, with lots of violence tossed in, and a search for the Holy Grail sprinkled on top.

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Ddzmini
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No sympathy for the vampires 🧛🏼‍♂️ we need to start taking their feelings into account…🤪🤣🤣🤣

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ReadingOver50
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The current leader for my #readingbracket. Thanks to @chasjjlee for the idea and the template.

Larkken I see you found it! Yay! 😍 3mo
PaperbackPrincess19 I love these tablets how do you add the book names on it digitally? And where do you find it? 2mo
ReadingOver50 @PaperbackPrincess19 @chasjjlee had a template on her page. And I went to a photo editor and added text to the box. 2mo
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Ddzmini
Empire of the Vampire | JAY. KRISTOFF
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While I loved “The Secret Diaries of Mis Miranda Cheever,” “Empire of The Vampire” was a bigger hit for me. So here‘s my results so far 🤗

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TugstenDragon
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Have lots of Castlevania vibes with this one. Like the sexy vampires, not a super big fan of the narrative framing device but still really good and entertaining.

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BookishlyPleasant
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This was a beautifully written and gorgeusly illustrated book! It was a rollarcoaster of emotions and would definitely make a beautiful anime or tv show. While it could be somewhat slow in some parts, that could also be because I was trying to tandem read with another book. For the beautiful and emotionally charged story, this is one that I definitely loved!

PaperbackPrincess19 I enjoyed this book but Jay Kristoff is one of my auto buy authors he never writes a book that disappoints. I can‘t wait for book 2. 2mo
BookishlyPleasant @PaperbackPrincess19 I cant wait for book 2!! I havent read his other works yet, but they're definitely coming up soon! 2mo
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FantasyChick
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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A day late but whatever 😅

1. Tagged for sure
2. Yes. I absolutely love the idea of these bricks and I always buy them but I have way too many squirrel moments once I hit about 500 pages and once I out it down I have a hard time getting back into the story.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📖📚 4mo
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AVChrista
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Looking forward to this 🤩

TheSpineView Enjoyed it! 🤩📖 4mo
AmandaBlaze I loved his Illuminate Files with Amie Kaufman. 4mo
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MrT
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2022 Reads #1

EOTV went from a So-So to a Pick with Reservations. My first experience of this author. Loved the narration by Gabriel, the plot, the action, and plenty more kept back for the next novels.....but BOY! it was soooooooo long. Took me 3 weeks to get through it. A great winter read if you have the time!

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Johanna414
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Just ordered my books for the #swoonathon swap and since I was using my husband's Amazon account, I couldn't help but add a little something for myself... ???? It's a good thing he loves me! I'm justifying it by telling myself it's an author he also likes so its "for both of us."

kellyann28 This book is SO GOOD! 4mo
Nessavamusic Great book! 4mo
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LacklustreRogue
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Pickpick

A light and cheerful read to start the year. .
This book is like the last witcher x French Arthurian x ruthless bloody vampires taking over the world

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ReadingOver50
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I would give this a 4.5 stars. not quite a 5 star book. It is over long, and leaves you hanging at the end. I know this is a planned trilogy but after reading 739 pages, I wanted a conclusion. I enjoy the world building. The sun never rises and vampires are taking over the world. The story was interesting. It is at its best when the vampires are in the scene. I am intrigued by the vampire we meet at the end. I would love to get more of her story.

Lesanne This is almost exactly how I felt about this book! 4mo
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Ddzmini
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Pickpick

So another hit from Mr. Kristoff what an amazing journey he sends you on. I fell in love with his writing reading Nevernight. This book provides all the smarta** intelligence as his previous books with a little extra artwork beautiful written and enjoyable 🤗📖

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Ddzmini
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It was the twenty-seventh year of daysdeath in the realm of the Forever King, and his murderer was waiting to die. 🤨📖

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl … thanks for the activity… those tagged if you have play along 🤗

Readergrrl I‘m reading this book now! 4mo
ShyBookOwl Thanks for participating!! 😊 4mo
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Ddzmini
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I completely agree wouldn‘t that be a real vacation 📖🤨

vlwelser Yes! Sign me up! 4mo
Soubhiville I‘m in as well! Do you know about these: https://libraryhotel.com/en/ and https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/ ? I hope to visit both someday. 4mo
charl08 That TV series with Giles and Monica visit luxury hotels included a Swiss one with multiple libraries. It looked amazing. 4mo
Ddzmini @vlwelser I know right… @Soubhiville I didn‘t know about those, thank you, … @charl08 I haven‘t seen that I‘ll have to watch it 😊📖 4mo
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Ddzmini
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So… my goals for this year is to become as active here as I was prior to my mom passing… along with reading more fun books as I got into more psychology, mind, and science books.
My words for 2022 is perseverance, persistence, and health 🤗🤨
I‘m reading the above book and loving it 😊
Thank you @MoonWitch94 for this post those tagged play if you haven‘t 🤗📖

BookwormAHN Thanks for the tag 😺 4mo
sprainedbrain LOVED that book! ❤️ 4mo
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Ddzmini
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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So not only an adventure but beautiful artistry‘s as well 🥰📖 love Jay Kristoff‘s books 🤨

IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Ddzmini
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Starting this now … can‘t wait 🤨📖

BiblioLitten Is this book a stand-alone? 4mo
Ddzmini @BiblioLitten I believe so as I‘m reading it I don‘t think it could be a series but when I get a little further in I‘ll let you know 🤗📖 4mo
MrT It's says Book One on the cover and I'm pretty sure it will be a trilogy. 4mo
Ddzmini @MrT yea I missed that 🤣 4mo
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AFrostCauseReads
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This is my first Kristoff book and I am impressed! I usually shy away from high fantasy stuff (I have a hard time trusting authors to world/character/plot build all at once), but figured I‘d give it a try since I love vampires and wow. This book has it all, and with pictures! Now to wait (impatiently) for the sequel, lol.

Any Kristoff fans out there? What should I read next while I wait?

@TheAromaofBooks this was my November #bookspin pick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
Dragon If you like YA scifi 4mo
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Ddzmini
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Mails here

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Traci1
Empire of the Vampire | JAY. KRISTOFF
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I have set a resolution for myself to not purchase any new books next year beyond my monthly botm boxes. So, I may have made a last minute purchase or three to get these in under the wire. In my defense, the bottom two were daily kindle deals at just $2.99 each, which is less than a cup of coffee, so it's almost like free. Right? 😁

Soubhiville Right! 5mo
BiblioLitten Absolutely! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead I don't think I could do that 😅😅😅 I'm looking forward to reading the Magpie murders too! 5mo
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BookBelle84
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So many great reads this year though the tagged book was definitely the standout. #2021

ReadingOver50 Currently reading Empire of the Vampire. About 1/2 through. I hoped to finish this year but I don‘t think I will 😞 5mo
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Lesanne
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New and interesting take on vampires, placing them firmly back in the scary and horrible camp. In this world the sun inexplicably stopped rising 27 years ago; vampires and other nasties began to take over as they could now walk abroad anytime. Gabriel (MC) is a member of a holy brotherhood that hunts all monsters but especially the vampires. Very dark and violent but with beautiful lyrical prose, it was tough to get through in spots. (cont.)

Lesanne At a hefty 734 pages I felt it could have been a couple hundred pages shorter; after a while there was too much fighting, killing and fleeing over and over. The slow reveal of Gabriel‘s backstory was well done and I really enjoyed him as a character. I will be reading the next one whenever it‘s released, although I hope it‘s not quite as long! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 5mo
Readergrrl I am reading this right now! 5mo
Lesanne @Readergrrl I hope you love it!! 5mo
Readergrrl @Lesanne I surely am! I have to stop myself each night because it keeps me up so late! 5mo
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BookishTrish
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Gets me every time!

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MrT
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Bought the US signed First Edition. Not quite sure what to make of this. Only 100 pages in. Seems to be a lot of words just for the sake of it , could be 200 pages shorter just because of that. Loving that the Vamps are just evil though and quite liking Gabriel as the narrator of his life. I'm giving it an above so-so so far.

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ReadingOver50
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“A life without books is a life not lived.”

Even in a high fantasy, vampires vs vampire hunters epic, we get a shoutout to the power of books!

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Rehesina
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I just finished this beauty and I‘m just a bit shook. I think I might just start this again because it was glorious!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🖤 5mo
TrishB It‘s a great read 👍🏻 5mo
sprainedbrain Awesome book. I can‘t wait for the next! 5mo
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Rehesina @sprainedbrain so good! I really want to forget the entire book and start over! 5mo
Rehesina @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the cover gives me so much joy! 5mo
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Rehesina
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF

'Poets are wankers,‘ Gabriel sighed. And minstrels are just poets who‘re allowed to strum themselves in public. It‘s a self-important prat who believes his thoughts are worth putting to parchment, let alone writing a fucking ballad about.‘

I think I‘m in love.

Nessavamusic Such a great book 5mo
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TheLudicReader
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@FantasyChick I am so stoked about the book you chose from my #jolabokaflodswap. Thank you so much. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas. @MaleficentBookDragon

AmyG Merry Christmas! 🎄😘 5mo
FantasyChick Yay!! So happy you liked it. It's a big one but I enjoyed it. Merry Christmas! 😘😘 5mo
BarbaraBB Merry Christmas 💚 5mo
merelybookish Merry Christmas! 5mo
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FantasyChick
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Pickpick

I beat the beast! This gave me Interview with the Vampire mixed with something ancient and war like vibes. Oddly, I didn't get bored with it. Considering my relationship with Kristoff I'd call it a win

#TBRRead 15
27hrs
#WGWordSearch 405x10=4050
Total Points: 6495

AVeryMerryBingo @jadams1776
#Bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
#WinterCozy @PuddleJumper
#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView
#Adventathon @Ozma.of.Oz

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BookBelle84
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#Top21of21 My favourite book of the year was the tagged book. There were so many 5 star reads for me and I made a decent dent in reading the books on my shelves!

AkashaVampie I agree with u about Amari & the night brothers.... 💜💜💜💜 5mo
Nute Fantastic reading this year! I love the cover art on Amari and the Night Brothers. So good to know that the story holds up as well. I am discovering so many new books because of everyone‘s choices. Reading through these posts is like a Sunday morning heavenly literary smorgasbord from some of my most favorite people on the planet! Such a delight!💕 5mo
kspenmoll I enjoyed Tokyo so much! 5mo
Amandajoy My stepdaughter has Amari & the Night Brothers in her room. I keep thinking about swiping it. 5mo
Cinfhen Wonderful list 🥰 5mo
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julesG
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#UnpopularOpinion

Might Bail. Might have outgrown Jay Kristoff.

Flowery language.
Tacky jokes (disguised as wit).
YA for adults.
Where are the scary vampires?
Not sure I want to read more (explicit) sex scenes between underaged characters.

#buddyread @DuckOfDoom @Maike

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome tree and photo! ❤️💚🎄 5mo
Caroline2 Oh dear…. 😒 not much to love there eh!!! 5mo
TheSpineView Not every book fits everyone. 5mo
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julesG @Caroline2 It's like Nevernight - the banter, the innuendos, the mum/wife/period jokes, the cussing (broad shouldered warrior saying "you twatwaffle"...) - just feels very juvenile. As I said, I might have outgrown JK. 5mo
julesG @TheSpineView I'm glad I'm among people who understand this. The hate I've seen on GR for people not finishing/liking this book. 🙄🙄🙄 5mo
Susanita 😬 5mo
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julesG
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Morning reading, before I have to be brave and make some phone calls.

#buddyread @DuckOfDoom @Maike

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Hope the calls went well. ❤ 5mo
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julesG
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Decided on this one.

#BooksAndTea #TeaAndBooks

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

PS: grabbed the bookmark and it has the "For the night is dark and full of terrors." quote by George RR Martin on. Fitting, I suppose.

TheSpineView Hope you enjoy! 5mo
kellyann28 Loved this book! 5mo
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FantasyChick
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Ok Littens I need a bit of advise because I'm not sure what I'm doing about this. One of the books I ordered for a gift came in today and the tip in is upside down 🤔 It happens but my question is: Would it bother you if you got a book like this? I figure it would cost me more to send it back than it's worth so do I keep it and order a new one or send it along anyway and hope the person receiving doesn't mind? Anyone deal with this before?

wanderinglynn Oh that is weird. I have never seen a misprint like that—especially a signed one. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Maybe contact the store you got it from & ask about it? 6mo
Laughterhp That‘s so weird! Maybe it‘ll be worth more money one day.. I‘ve never seen that before but I wouldn‘t be mad about it. 6mo
Lindy 🤔 6mo
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Soubhiville It wouldn‘t bother me. Strange. 6mo
5feet.of.fury It‘s definitely weird. But also probably rare. It‘s a toss up. 6mo
Nessavamusic Very strange, I‘ve never seen that but with how publishing is going right now…Great book btw! 6mo
BrittanyReads I think it's unique! Pass it on! I got a book of the month book printed upside down. It irked me at first but now it's a favorite. 6mo
Kimberlone I wouldn‘t mind at all. It‘s the thought that counts! Plus it‘s signed! 6mo
BookwormM I would love it for its weirdness 6mo
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ReaperOfTerrasen
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"Do you know what irony is, de León?" ~Jean-François
"They make swords out of it, don't they? Mix it with coally and hit it with a hammery?" ~ Gabriel de León

? Lol...

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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"A life without books is a life not lived."

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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"Put a man in a room for a hundred years with a thousand books and he will know a million truths. Put him in a room for a year with silence, and he'll know himself"
~ Gabriel de León

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emmaturi
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Mehso-so

This took me quite a while to read. I took a break as I wasn't really enjoying it, only wanting to get through it. That actually helped me as I felt a bit more into it. But on the whole this series isn't for me and more than likely won't read the next one.

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FantasyChick
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Get a couple chapters in while I can 😉

At this rate, I might have this beast complete by the end of the year. Might.

Happy Friday!!

BiblioLitten I can hear the Dora song in my head now😅 6mo
Tera66 Adorable picture tho! 6mo
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cjk
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1) Reading the tagged book, and listening to The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks.
2) Goodreads.
3) The Bloodless Boy by Robert J. Lloyd- trying to find an audio version.

#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Dark Shadows

I loved this book. One of my favorites this year. ❤🧛‍♂️❤

Klou I've heard of this one! Great job! 6mo
TheSpineView @Klou ❤🧛‍♂️ 6mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk40 of #LittensDressedInBlood Bk3 of #20in4 & Bk21 & last of #Scarathlon2021 #Screamathon #SpookoweenReadathon #Wickedathon #Necronomathon #LittenListenBingo #HalloweenReadathon #ItsBritneyBingoWitch #BookishBingo #BooksAndTeaChallenge #ChapterBreakBingo #OutOfComfortZoneBingo #VampathonBingo cont👇 is done. And what a book it was! A different take on vampires,if you loved Nevernight you‘ll love this.Profanity warning 10🤭 5,535pts #TeamSlaughter

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Chili
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 7mo
Avanders What a pretty edition! 😍 7mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
TheSpineView Awesome! Loved this one! 7mo
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Lizpixie
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“A life without books is a life not lived”

Truer words have never been spoken.

#20in4 #readathon #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter 1pt

Andrew65 Very true! 7mo
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Lizpixie
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Spending Halloween and the last day of #Scarathlon2021 and all the other October ‘thons #audioknitting to the new Jay Kristoff book. I‘ve been switching between book & audio as it‘s over 26hrs & I read much quicker. Trying to decide which colour is next in Jaxon‘s blanket, I‘m not happy with the green next to the mustard(Hubbys choice🙄)and I‘m leaning towards the navy blue or silver🤔 1pt #TeamSlaughter

TrishB Great read 👍🏻 7mo
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