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Ship of Magic (The Liveship Traders, Book 1)
Ship of Magic (The Liveship Traders, Book 1) | Robin Hobb
As addictive as morphine THE TIMES From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic begins an epic tale of pirates, sentient ships, magic, sea serpents, slave revolts, dashing heroes and bloody battles. On the northernmost point of the Cursed Shores lies Bingtown, a bustling hub of exotic trade and home to a proud merchant nobility famed for its extraordinary vessels. Only Bingtown liveships can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain Wild River and plunder the riches found upstream, but such vessels are made from the most precious commodity in the world a material with the ability to become sentient and so are extremely rare. The fortunes of one of Bingtowns oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. But the fate of Vivacia and the Vestrits may ultimately lie in the hands of the dark and charming pirate, Kennit, who lusts after such a ship and has plans of his own . . .
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HeyT
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I‘m still working on January‘s #BookSpin but that hasn‘t stopped me from making my list for February. I‘m trying to keep the chunksters at bay so my new to list tiles are both less than 600 pages. As always thanks to @TheAromaofBooks for hosting.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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Nessavamusic
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Pickpick

Not a full review do to the ongoing Harpercollins strike. 5⭐️
#chunksterchallenge2023 - 880 pages
#bookspinbingo - bingo!
#NoShameReadathon2023 - Fantasy Chunkster
#JoyousJanuary #Readathon

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 2w
Andrew65 A great author and great books. Well done 👏👏👏 2w
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Messiejessie
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Just finished a comfort re-read of this masterpiece. This book is so entertaining. It was just as wonderful the second time around. I love Robin Hobb.

PuddleJumper Such a good book 1mo
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HeyT
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I cannot believe it's time to set up the 2023 #BookSpin lists! I reorganized my list and I did a page count this time so I only have one really chonky boi. I put them in order from chonkiest to not so hopefully we don't get a lot of draws next to each other lol. I am so hype for the second!!!
As always thanks to @TheAromaofBooks for hosting.

RaeLovesToRead Yay! Ship of Magic!!! 😍 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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#12booksof2022

Didn't have to think very hard about March's pick... Robin Hobb is in a league of her own. I didn't think any other series could rival Fitz & The Fool, but I was wrong, she has captured my imagination all over again with the Liveships trilogy.

Epic, original, emotional, incredible... I'm on the third book now.

TrishB An amazing author ❤️ 1mo
Andrew65 Hope to get to book 3 soon. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @TrishB I don't know how she does it. She is a true master ❤ 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @Andrew65 I'm about half way through. It's great 😵😵😵 1mo
Andrew65 @RaeLovesToRead Can‘t wait, it will be a January read. 1mo
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Hedon
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I had to stop reading this book for a few months because the main characters seemed to take the worst possible decisions whenever possible. I picked the book back up last week, and the adventure and prose grabbed me. hope to read the next two books soon.

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The_Penniless_Author
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I have to give c-RAE-dit to @RaeLovesToRead for this recommendation. I haven't read any of the other Hobb trilogies. There may be better starting points to introduce oneself to the sprawling fictional world she's created. Still, what impressed me most about this book was how intimate it felt - a handful of characters and settings rendered in exquisite detail that still managed to give a sense of the larger world outside the story. 5⭐️

RaeLovesToRead Go to Dad-joke jail for that horrific pun 🤣🤣 You have ruined my day 😋 (So glad you enjoyed the book 🥰🥰🥰 I need to get cracking on the 3rd before you overtake me..) 5mo
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead Watts the matter? Was it Rae-ly that bad? 😀 5mo
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author Does Litsy have a "block" function? ? 5mo
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead Thankfully, no. Otherwise you might accidentally block me and miss my hilarious puns! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead 😐🔫 5mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Thanks for the tag, @RaeLovesToRead 😎

1. That's an easy one, Ship of Magic. Technically, it's also my least favorite book of August, since it's the only one I've read this month 😩 But I do enjoy it quite a bit.

2. Like all the best fantasy epics, it has all those things. Will probably seek out Hobb's other series as well.

Tag @IuliaC @fredamans @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm

TheSpineView Love Hobb! Thanks for playing 5mo
RaeLovesToRead You finished it??? Why was I not informed?? What did you think? Have you started The Mad Ship?? 5mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Thanks for the tag! I too have only finished one book in August. 🤣 5mo
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The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead I didn't say I've finished it, I said it was the only book I've read in August 🤣 5mo
The_Penniless_Author @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yeah, well, you've got a better excuse than I do! 😁 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Oki doki... don't go overtaking me now! 😊 5mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 🤣😂 Very true! 5mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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#Two4Tuesday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

1. Probably more than one, but the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comes to mind right away.

2. Fantasy epic involving living ships 🚢

Tag everyone!

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Personally, I think my summary was better 😉 6mo
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead Only a landlubber would ever confuse a "ship" with a "boat" ? I thought you Brits were a nautical people. 6mo
RaeLovesToRead You remember the Boaty McBoatface debacle, right? Maybe re-evaluate your opinion of us 🤣 6mo
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Branwen
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I am only on the first chapter of this book but I can already tell that I'm falling deeply in love with it! The writing is just so vivid and beautiful! Although it's a bit warm today, there is also a refreshing breeze which makes reading in the woods especially delightful! 🌿📚💕

RaeLovesToRead ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 8mo
Crazeedi Perfect place to read! ❤❤❤ 8mo
Branwen @RaeLovesToRead @Crazeedi It's so beautiful there! I love it so much! 8mo
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Branwen
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My next adventure begins today! 💕📚 This is a huge chonk of a book! I'm so excited to get lost in the story!

thereadingpal Oh, I've been meaning to read a Robin Hobb book for so long! Hope you like it 8mo
Branwen @thereadingpal I've heard so many great things about it so I'm super excited! 😀💕 8mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Thank to @RaeLovesToRead and her incessant evangelizing, Ship of Magic is now indelibly stamped into my subconscious, so I'm going to have to say that.
2. Not at all. I'm either concentrating on a book or listening to music, but if I try them simultaneously both end up being a disaster.

Tag @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @IuliaC @jdiehr @TheRiehlDeal

RaeLovesToRead YES!!!! Join me in my world of Liveships! 🥰 You'll either adore it (🤞🤞🤞) or you can give it a tepid review and get even with me for my lukewarm response to Stoner & Vonnegut 😅 9mo
IuliaC Thanks for the tag! 😊 I totally agree on point 2! 9mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 9mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1) My favourite word game is easily Codenames. Seriously recommend it if you have 3 other people to play it with. There's even a saucy "After Dark" version and a picture version.

Also love Scrabble, but don't play it with my Dad cause he takes about half an hour to take a turn.

2)... positive change.

3) Ship of Magic ??

Eggs #2 ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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#aestheticallymatched

I think both these pictures work for Ship of Magic: A colourful adventure set on the stormy seas!

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RaeLovesToRead
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Pickpick

Absolutely incredible.

This book was rich in storytelling, characters, lore and action. The world felt so real, it was like I was in every tavern, on every deck, at every gathering, right there with the characters.

Ambitious, vast, enthralling, emotional, entertaining, epic...

I don't even like books set on boats!

A spellbound 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

(I need the next 2x volumes RIGHT NOW!!!!)

Nutmegnc I loved this series!! 10mo
Branwen I own this series but haven't read it...you're totally convincing me to start it! 😃💕📚 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @Nutmegnc I hope the next two are just have good... 😁 just ordered them! 10mo
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RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Have you read any Robin Hobb before? I 100% recommend her. This book had everything I look for in a book and so much more! 🥰 10mo
Nutmegnc @RaeLovesToRead the whole series is great. You won‘t be disappointed!!! 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @Nutmegnc Ooh yay!! I'm so excited! 😁 10mo
The_Penniless_Author All right, you've convinced me. I'm stacking! 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author You won't regret it. Tag me when you review it! 10mo
The_Penniless_Author You got it! Remind me in a year or two. 😂 10mo
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. This. Book. Is. INCREDIBLE so far.

2. I would say Black & British by David Olusoga

3. I hardly ever bail, although I have a number of unfinished poetry collections on the go. Tend to dip in and out.

Let me see your lovely faces! 😁😄 @The_Penniless_Author @TheNeverendingTBR @Yuki_Onna @JenReadsAlot @sprainedbrain @Simona TAG! You're it!

vivastory I really need to read more Hobb. I really enjoyed the one that I read. 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory I read and loved The Farseer Trilogy and decided to read Liveships before finding out what happens to Fitz. I can't remember the last time I loved a book quite this much. It's amazing. 10mo
TheNeverendingTBR Thanks for the tag Rae! 😀 10mo
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Yuki_Onna Thank you for the tag, Rae! 💕 I'll do it next week - need to have a think and take a decent pic first 😁 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @Yuki_Onna No problemo! 😄💕 10mo
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for the tag, but no face for you. I'm going full shelf 📕📘📗📓😄 10mo
wanderinglynn Love Robin Hobb! 👍🏻 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author Awww, you're no fun! Haha 😄 Was expecting cheesy selfie with idk a copy of Twilight and a big thumbs up 🤣 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @wanderinglynn If Ship of Magic continues on this trajectory it'll be one of my favourite books 📚 10mo
The_Penniless_Author Oh, you're thinking of my eHarmony profile pic 🤣 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author Thought I recognised you from somewhere... 😆 10mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in - great smile and photo❣️ 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @Eggs Aww, thanks! I'm loving the book 10mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Only on page 42 and already 10x more serpenty than the Essex Serpent 🤣

Usually I hate books set on boats, but for Robin Hobb, I'll make an exception 💕

TrishB That pic makes the book look massive! 11mo
RaeLovesToRead @TrishB Haha, so it does! It is quite the chunkster though 😀 11mo
TrishB 👍🏻 I‘ve read them all, she‘s one of my fave authors. 11mo
Branwen Robin Hobb is AMAZING! 💕📚 11mo
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Deifio
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Best thing today is to snuggle up and read. It's storm number 3 outside, this time with snow and hail...

GondorGirl Kitten seems very happy to stay in and cuddle. 😻 11mo
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous fur baby!😻 11mo
RedxoHearts Aw cute! 11mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Andrew65 Hope you had a good weekend of reading. I love this book. 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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Saw this on FB and it resonated with me. I think I may dive back into Robin Hobb‘s worlds.

BookwormAHN Great quote 💚 1y
Santie All the time 1y
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RaeLovesToRead
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Sorting through my fantasy chunksters and trying to decide where to go after finishing Stormlight.

Do I dive into Wheel of Time knowing there's a bzillion of them to come?

Do I keep it Sanderson and move straight on to Mistborn?

Do I trust my lovely friend Tim and go for Malazan next?

Do I continue my journey with Robin Hobb? (I told myself I'd read the Liveships before I bought the next Fitz and the Fool trilogy)

Or do I go King Arthur?

Mitch No competition - it‘s Hobb all the way! 2y
wanderinglynn Tough choice. But I second @Mitch – Hobb! 2y
Branwen Such a tough choice! I have to with Sanderson's Mistborn though! 2y
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vivastory A lot of great choices, but I have to agree with @branwen 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Mitch @wanderinglynn @Branwen @vivastory Thank you all so much for the input! 💕 Looks like it's between Hobb & Sanderson! I've got a while left to decide... Stormlight is enormous, I'm a slow/distractable reader and I'm only halfway through 😅 2y
Ruthiella It‘s like choosing a favorite child! 😅 I‘m currently reading the last book in the Liveship Traders and I started with Assassin‘s Apprentice in 2015! Slow and steady wins the race! 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella I read the first trilogy over many years too... I wasn't too enamoured with the third instalment (will explain why below under spoiler tag) but then I heard there was a further trilogy 🥰🥰 I told myself I would read them in order though! 2y
RaeLovesToRead I couldn't bear Burrich not knowing that Fitz was still alive. It was just left with them living separate lives and it broke my heart 💔 I really hope this is rectified in the next trilogy!!! 2y
Ruthiella @RaeLovesToRead Uh oh. That may get answered in the Tawny Man trilogy or in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, but Liveship Traders is 99.9% separate from the Farseer trilogy. You won‘t get your answer yet. 😢 2y
LazyOwl So many good books. Very tough decision 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella I've heard it's an awesome series though? 2y
RaeLovesToRead @LazyOwl I knowww! 😭😭 I wish I could close myself off in a little fantasy bubble and read them all!!! 2y
Ruthiella @RaeLovesToRead It‘s very good. It‘s faster paced than the Farseer books and has a good balance of female and male characters and fantastic character development. 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella That's great! I love Robin Hobb. I don't trust her not to break my heart though haha. 2y
DaveGreen7777 Hmmm… Mistborn is actually a lot more fast paced than Stormlight, so it‘s a much different kind of read, but personally I like to spread out an author‘s books instead of reading them one after the other… even one as talented as Sanderson! I‘ll vote for Hobb since her writing style is quite different from Sanderson‘s and Jordan‘s so it will be a change of pace. 😁 2y
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Hi Dave ? The reason I often end up spreading books in series out is because I end up "saving them". I don't like for them to be over! It looks like Ship of Magic is the frontrunner for where I go next, although I'm Stormlighting along nicely at the mo ? 2y
DaveGreen7777 @RaeLovesToRead YES! That‘s exactly how I feel, I don‘t want to read through a series too quickly, because I don‘t want it to be over. 😩 I like knowing I still have books left in the series to look forward to! 🥺 2y
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 I'll probably die never knowing what happened to Fitz and the Fool 😭😭😭 The downside to Robin Hobb is that I DEEPLY CARE what happens to the characters, because they are so real to me! 2y
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Fr3NcHtOaSt
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Finished the first book of the wayward children‘s series and while I liked it, not sure I am going to continue reading that series.

Decided to reread the first book of this series and finally read the rest and finish this series. Always loves the first book having read it many years ago. Never knew why I didn‘t finish the series.

#ShipOfMagic #RobinHobb #LiveshipTradersTrilogy #book #books #ebook #kindle #kindleoasis

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TheSpineView
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I received the books I ordered from Thrift Books. The top two are for my grandson and the bottom book,The Thorn Birds, is for the July #ThornBirdsReadAlong I am hosting. Love #bookmail 💜📚📖📕📪

Fr3NcHtOaSt I will say Ship of Magic is fantastic. That whole series, The Liveship Traders series is excellent. 2y
TheSpineView @Fr3NcHtOaSt I love Hobb too.👍📖 2y
Tattooedteacher Will there be a schedule for thorn birds? 2y
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TheSpineView @Tattooedteacher I was planning to post something layer today. I will tag everyone. It will be 20 pages per day. 2y
Tattooedteacher @TheSpineView excellent. Thank you 💜 2y
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Pumpkinandegg313
Pickpick

Fantastic book with some much living imagination I feel I am these characters and am experiencing the same emotions. This is a fantastic beginning to a wondrous series 💙😍😘📖🍾
Full review at https://pnebooks.com/2021/02/16/book-review-ship-of-magic-by-robin-hobb-1999/

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Chancecall
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I enjoyed this from the first chapter to the last. From the colourful cast to the beautiful setting to the story threads to be pulled in book two, it had me engrossed. Arguably a better start than the Farseer trilogy I felt like I was watching some kind off strategy game where I can‘t see the whole board, but every players move seems integral to the end point, which is admittedly, a long way off yet. Pic is the Mary Rose in case you‘re curious!

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CrowCAH
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#Magic #InspiredNewYear

I‘ve had this book and series on my radar for some time, perhaps I‘ll get to it this year...

TheKidUpstairs I loved the Farseer trilogy. This one is definitely on my TBR, too! 2y
Ruthiella I need to read Ship of Destiny and finish off the trilogy! 2y
CrowCAH @TheKidUpstairs cool! I haven‘t read any Hobb books, but in the past couple of years I‘ve gotten into more fantasy. 2y
CrowCAH @Ruthiella you can do it! ⛵️⛵️⛵️ 2y
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MsMelissa
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Don‘t be put off by the covers, Robin Hobb‘s Liveship Traders books are every bit as good as her more popular Farseer novels. In fact, in some respects, I think they are even better!

#Top20series #20days20series

TrishB Oh I love the covers ❤️ 2y
Bluebird I love these! It‘s also in my top 20 list 2y
Andrew65 Still only read the first one of this trilogy, must get back to them. (edited) 2y
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MsMelissa @TrishB you do? 😂😂 I stayed away from reading fantasy for a long time because I thought the covers were horrible! They put me off! I‘m glad I got over it though, otherwise I would never have picked these up. 2y
MsMelissa @Bluebird Yay for Liveship Traders 🥰 2y
MsMelissa @Andrew65 I say that about soooo many series! 2y
TrishB They are very 1960s collectible 😁 2y
Andrew65 @Book_Fiend_Melissa Isn‘t that the truth. I‘m going to plan a few series to target. 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB @Book_Fiend_Melissa They certainly don‘t help the series. 2y
Deifio Robin Hobb is great! But the covers are not so well done...I have the British editions and those have a nicer cover 2y
MsMelissa @Deifio the new covers are sooo much better than these ones! 2y
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readingjedi
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Pickpick

In these uncertain times I wanted a story that would pull me right in, out of this world & into an authentic, fully realised, detail dense & utterly immersive alternative one so I could leave my anxieties behind for a while. Hobb did not let me down. This really is quality fantasy. Writing & characterization are top notch. A long book but every page was a joy to read. Perfect to disappear into for a while

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Messiejessie
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Pickpick

I loved every second of this epic adventure and lost myself in this amazingly vivid world. This is a book to disappear into.
So, so good!!!

Pumpkinandegg313 I know this feeling! Robin Hobb is an amazing author who created the most amazing settings. It's so easy to fall in love with the world and it's characters ❤️📖 3y
Messiejessie Yes! This is my first Robin Hobb and I‘m hooked! Can‘t wait to start the next one 3y
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Finished the tagged book, loved it, full review to follow. However, it took me 4 whole weeks! 4 weeks!
Which I was feeling pretty despondent about until I read a Facebook post about how many books people have read while in lockdown & one lady casually dropped that she's read 48 (!!!) and now I'm crushed by my own sense of failure!

I have, however, played Frustration with my nearly 6 year old over 7 billion times. 🤣🤣🤣

Susanita It's not failure! We all read at our own pace, especially during these trying times. I know I've sometimes had cases of what Bookriot calls “reader's block.“ Kudos to you for bonding with your child! 3y
MySharonaK I completely agree with @Susanita 3y
Qpri It‘s not a failure! Im glad you loved the book and enjoyed it longer :) 3y
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Ruthiella No failure! It normally takes me two weeks AT LEAST under optimal circumstances to read a book the length and complexity of that kind. And isn‘t it wonderful to spend a long time in another world like that? 😍 3y
Crazeedi My reading has dropped way off lately, so you are not alone!!! 3y
TrishB It‘s not a failure. I used to read a book a day, at the moment it‘s generally a book a week. Good and bad days. Don‘t worry and don‘t force it. 3y
AlaMich I‘ve been reading The Count of Monte Cristo for going on eight weeks now. It is the unabridged version, but still. 😳 3y
audraelizabeth I have not read more than a few pages since saturday when my grandpa took his turn for the worst and now that hes gone i havent felt like it. 3y
readingjedi @audraelizabeth I am so sorry for your loss. 3y
audraelizabeth Thank you. Im doing better. 3y
ShelleyBooksie You are not alone! My reading has also slowed! 3y
paulfrankspencer I've read a few chapters. I've had weeks to do that. Seems like all my time is otherwise accounted for. 3y
Copwithabook Keeping up with the Joneses will never make us happy. Also, keep in mind, people lie. A lot. And do so more frequently on the internet 3y
CampbellTaraL What @Copwithabook said. I'm still working on the same (short) book I had started 3/12. 🤐 3y
Copwithabook @AlaMich The Count of Montenegro Cristo took me forever to finish! To this day, it is the only movie that I enjoyed more than the book 😬 3y
jewright It‘s hard to find time to read right now. My reading has slowed down a lot too. 3y
Birdsong28 Just read what you can, there is no contest. I know you might feel like there is one but just read what you feel is good for you. I myself have read more than I normally do if I am working but that is my thing, if you don't read a single word during this time then that is ok as well. Just go at your own pace. There is no judging you ( well not on here anyway) Sending you lots love 😘 ❤️ 📚 📖 3y
AlaMich @Copwithabook 😂 I‘m actually still enjoying it a lot. I‘m a slow reader under the best of circumstances, but these are clearly not the best of circumstances. 3y
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my.books.in.squares
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Pickpick

Spent most of my day out in the garden reading this gem.

I have so many feelings, I absolutely loved this book.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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my.books.in.squares

"It was that her anger had learned a terrible patience. What good was wasting words on a petty and tyrannical second mate? He was a little yapping dog. She was a tigress."

Yes girl!! ?

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Jumping back into some Robin Hobb. 880 pages long and hoping to finish this by Sunday. I will give it a good try. 😂

#stayhomereadingrush

CrowCAH Woah that‘s quite the challenge; good luck! This is a book/series I‘ve wanted to dive into at some point. 3y
Derf I‘ve done the same but started with the Farseer Trilogy!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
my.books.in.squares @DannyHattan So good! Please say hi to Fitz, Nighteyes and all my friends for me. 😂 3y
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readingjedi
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Really need to disappear into a story right now. My anxiety is rampant, my concentration shot. I need something to distract me from reality for the sake of my mental health.

Stay in, stay safe folks.

#keepsmiling #keepreading

QuietlyLaura I hope this book does the trick! Stay safe. 3y
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Mitch
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#Two4Tuesday
1- Hard question! I want to learn, be entertained. I want to be transported and look at the world different when I‘m finished!

2- sometimes - I usually go up rather than down.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 3y
Mitch @TheSpineView Happy Tuesday! 3y
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Ruthiella
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Pickpick

Excellent entry into the Liveship Traders trilogy, second trilogy in the larger 16 book Realm of the Elderlings series. #sevenseas #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Good choice! 3y
Cinfhen I‘m sooo tempted to read this series but serious #PageCountPhobia is holding me back (edited) 3y
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks!😀 3y
Ruthiella @Cinfhen 16 books is a SERIOUS commitment! You are not wrong to think twice!😬 3y
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sander1095
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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After not reading this book for months because I found out I'm not the biggest "ship book" fan, I did find myself very amused by the personality of the pirate and the personality of the "monk" in the beginning. I hope the book stays entertaining!

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jenlbean
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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Good fantasy world and character development. Moves at a good pace and I wasn't bored with any part. It didn't have me reluctant to put it down and deal with reality like some books I've read, but I did enjoy it and look forward to reading the next two.

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BarbaraJean
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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Pickpick

I loved this & it also drove. me. crazy. I loved the characters & things just kept getting worse for them, and I spent a lot of the book plotting ways to get rid of Kyle. Or have someone take him down a peg. Or just punch him in the face. It took me so long to read it because I‘d get so mad at what was happening that I‘d have to take a break! Fantastic world-building, compelling characters, & a satisfying ending—I need to read the next book ASAP!

AlaMich Kyle is the absolute Worst!! 4y
BarbaraJean @AlaMich The WORST!!! 4y
AlaMich Also his name made me laugh. So many unusual names in the book, and then...there‘s Kyle. 😆 4y
BarbaraJean Yes!! I had the same thought: Keffria, Malta, Wintrow, and... Kyle. 😂🤣 4y
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BarbaraJean
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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I finished the tagged book tonight, bringing my April total to 10 books! 🙌🏼 And I think it was one of my favorites of the ten, along with Felicity and The Shepherd‘s Crown. I still need to catch up on my reviews, but here are my April stats:

⚔️SFF: 4
📓Poetry: 1
👧🏻YA: 2
📰 Nonfiction: 1
🗯Comic: 1
🔍Mystery: 1

📖Print: 7
🎧 Audio: 2
🖥eBook: 1

📚TBR: 3
📖Owned/re-read: 2
🏫Library: 5

brandymuses Confession: I still haven‘t read The Shepherd‘s Crown because I just don‘t want it to be over. 😭 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month! 📖💖 4y
BarbaraJean @brandymuses I know!! It took me a while to work up to reading it, for the same reason. I will take comfort in re-reads!! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you!! 4y
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BarbaraJean
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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Reading outside at lunch on this grey & moody day. I‘m determined to finish this one in April—I‘ve been working my way through it for too long (kept getting distracted by book club picks and shorter reads). Only 130 pages to go!

rretzler I enjoyed the Liveship Traders series! 4y
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smilingshelves
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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I finished two books today (one audiobook and one middle grade) and started two others. I am absolutely loving the tagged book, as I expected. I love getting sucked into Robin Hobb's world! #24b4Monday @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage I just love it when authors can do that to their readers! 😃 4y
Andrew65 Can‘t wait to start he tagged book (even more so now). Have a great final day of the Readathon. 😊 4y
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smilingshelves
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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So ready for today! Let's read! #24b4Monday

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 I just downloaded this one yesterday. 4y
TheSpineView Those socks are awesome! 💜 4y
smilingshelves @Andrew65 You can't go wrong with Robin Hobb! 4y
smilingshelves @TheSpineView Thanks! I love them! 4y
Andrew65 @smilingshelves No, great reads. 4y
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Mitch
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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Yeah... because you need a good sci fi fantasy swap for spring lovelies! I‘ve just signed up... check out @Avanders page for details and fill that void in your reading calendar! #ssfs

Avanders Yay!! And thanks for the repost! 🧬💊🌌🌪🌈👠💃🏽💃🏽 4y
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BarbaraJean
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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I just started a new book at lunch, and I‘m kind of in love with the acknowledgments!

AlaMich You‘re in for a treat! The Liveship Traders trilogy is a lot of fun!! 4y
Smrloomis This acknowledgement is fantastic! Hopefully that person knows they were thanked liked this 👍🏽 4y
BarbaraJean @AlaMich I‘m excited to be diving in! My husband has been raving about these for a long time! @Smrloomis Yes! I hope they found out by receiving a copy of the book in the mail! 4y
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Kalalalatja
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While I love all the books in Robin Hobb‘s Realm of the Elderlings, I love The Liveship Traders Trilogy just a teeny tiny bit more than all the rest. A fantasy series for adults with strong female characters, pirates, and talking ships - what‘s not to love! #24in48 #Hour30Challenge

Soubhiville Yes! This is such a great series! 4y
Laughterhp I‘ve been interested in reading Robin Hobb, but I‘ve never read anything and have no idea where to start! 😬😬 She has so many different book series. What would you recommend? 4y
Kalalalatja @Laughterhp I would recommend starting with the very first book set in the Realm of the Elderlings. All the series are more or less connected, and I‘m a sucker for reading chronologically 😄 4y
Laughterhp Great, thanks!! 😊 I hear ya about reading chronologically! 4y
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bbackes
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Pirates!

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Mitch
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What a fabulous giveaway, thank you @erzascarletbookgasm
This year has been an amazing one....I discovered Litsy! Which has led to finding some amazing bookish friends and fantasy books! It‘s just been the best reading year ever! How to continue the upward curve in 2019?
#festivebookishbox

LazyDays Same here!🎆🎉🎉🎉💝 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Ditto on finding lovely friends on Litsy! ❣️Great to hear this has been your best reading year! Cheers for next year and thanks for entering. 🍀🤗 4y
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Bookish.Leftist.Auntie
Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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Pickpick

The Farseer trilogy is definitely my favorite Robin Hobb and it is no contest but I've been working my way through this chunkster for a bit. Interesting characters and it felt like several different worlds within this one. Now that I'm done with this one, I'm wondering about many of the characters, so I will definitely finish the series.

⭐⭐⭐☄☄

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