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Once and Future Witches
Once and Future Witches | Alix E Harrow
In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in a Hugo award-winning author's powerful novel of magic amid the suffragette movement.In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.But when the Eastwood sisters -- James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna -- join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote -- and perhaps not even to live -- the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.For more from Alix E. Harrow, check out The Ten Thousand Doors of January.
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PuddleJumper
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#AlphabetGame #LetterO

I didn't have many O books, I think this might have been my only one ... it's a great read though!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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bernadette
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Loved. The book is set in an alternate world that has a very similar history to our own. It‘s the 1890s when women are fighting for the vote but magic is real and outlawed and all the fairy tales are just a little different. I loved how witching was used as a metaphor for will and agency, how it was tied to the suffragist movement, and magic wasn‘t quite what the women thought it to be. A richly imagined world and beautiful story.

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bernadette
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Current read.

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galueth28
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Romance 💖💖💖

bernadette I loved this line, too. 9mo
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Anoukeboek
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After a slow and uncertain beginning, all my wishes came true. From the beginning of part 2, I never stopped having goosebumps. Amazing characters, great plot, lot's of happenings and twist, detailed historical facts. The message about women and their power moved me immensly. I want to meet these women, and learn their ways. I want, no, I need to be a witch.

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BennettBookworm
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This book wrecked me. What began as a fun and whimsical story - full of diverting fairy tales and nursery rhymes and reimagined history - became something FIERCE and all-consuming. Harrow has done it again! This story of three sisters and their legion of Sisters fed my soul and made me believe that anything is possible when women put their minds and hearts and powers together. AHHHH the writing was devastatingly flawless. Now I need my own copy!!

sprainedbrain Such an awesome book. Great review! 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence Eeeeee! You finished it!! 10mo
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peanutnine
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This was a slow-paced story and took me a bit to get into it but so worth it overall. I loved how witchery was portrayed as rhymes and fairy tales come to life with power. The magic was definitely my favorite part but I also enjoyed getting to know the sisters and watching their relationship grow along with their mission.
@TheAromaofBooks this was my September #doublespin finally finished despite expiring library holds!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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BennettBookworm
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Not even 50 pgs in and this is already so captivating. I love this quote- it‘s getting me all fired up.

Nessavamusic Love this book! I hope you really enjoy it! 11mo
BennettBookworm @Nessavamusic thank you! I don‘t want to put it down! 11mo
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BeeMagical
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Book 122🎧
This is not my typical genre but I love witches so of course this was on my list!
It is a longer listen and I felt that in some spots it got a bit slow but overall it is a beautifully told story.🖤

Heartbreaking and empowering, 3 sisters give meaning to ‘Maiden, Mother, Crone” as they bring forth a new age of witching🖤👏🏻

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MaleficentBookDragon
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My movie + stop at B&N habit is getting dangerous.

Avanders Sounds amazing tho… 😜 11mo
Skeebies05 Oooo, what movie? 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Skeebies05 today was The Last Night in Soho. I liked it. 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders it was my “treat yourself” after getting my booster shot. 11mo
Tera66 My theater is right by a 2nd and Charles, and I would hit the free bins everytime we went, my bookshelves got full really quickly 😄 11mo
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Laughterhp
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I did it! Finished this book today, which means I got a blackout #BookSpinBingo

This book was really good. And was the perfect book to read on Halloween. Loved all 3 sisters and their stories. I just overall loved this one.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix +16pts +160pts
#Screamathon
#20in4 #Halloween
#SpookoweenReadathon
#Wickedathon

TheSpineView Great job 11mo
TheAromaofBooks YAY!!! Fantastic progress!!!! 11mo
Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 11mo
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BookBosomed1
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Happy #basicwitchswap! @Annie1215 I am thrilled about these books. I have wanted the three books for a long time! I am also super excited for the Moon Magic 📖. The gifts from Salem are special and creative. So cool. Thank you @sprainedbrain and @mklong for hosting! P.S. I love the vegan jerky! 🤤

Annie1215 I‘m glad you like it! I was hoping the vegan jerky would be good lol 11mo
sprainedbrain I see some great books there, and @Annie1215 packs a great swap box! (I speak from experience 😉). Happy Halloween! 11mo
mklong What a great haul! Happy Halloween! 11mo
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BennettBookworm
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Orbit Live just hosted an EPIC conversation with authors Harrow and Lucy Holland (Sistersong) and WOW it got me so amped! They also gave recommendations for several other books I‘d never heard of. They talked about writing where “the boundaries of myth and history are totally blurred,” prioritizing inclusive feminism, and their research and writing in general. Loved hearing about how their drafts differed so much from final books. Check it out!!

BennettBookworm Did I mention that I really want to be friends with both of them?? 😆 11mo
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Littlewolf1
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Little shopping therapy for me yesterday. Has anybody seen the reading socks at Barnes & Noble‘s yet… These are so squishy and are lined with faux Sherpa on the inside. I know it‘s ridiculous, but I‘m going back for more. #readingsocks #cozy

mdm139 I love their reading socks. A few years ago I saw the Canadian bookstore had reading socks and thought B&N should do that! And they did the next year. I get my mom and me at least two pairs a year now for Christmas and have a massive basket of them. This year I picked up a reading shawl! Giant fuzzy cozy shawl with huge pockets to keep your books and phones and snacks on! 12mo
wanderinglynn Those socks look so comfy! 12mo
Littlewolf1 @mdm139 oohhh… now I need to find the shaw 12mo
Littlewolf1 @wanderinglynn yes… I love them 12mo
Chrissyreadit Ohh! I love socks like that! 12mo
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Kimberlone
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Finally getting around to posting my October #Bookspin. Lots of spooky reads on their for #Scarathlon2021. I‘ve already finished one audiobook in October, which I still need to posta review for.

#TeamHendrix

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 12mo
LeslieO Your bookspin and double spin are chunksters! 12mo
Kimberlone @LeslieO I know 😬 I think it‘s pretty unlikely I will finish The Stand :/ 12mo
LeslieO @Kimberlone I read it ages ago but it‘s still on my all time favs list 12mo
Kimberlone @LeslieO it‘s my bf‘s favorite king and he has been bothering me to read it for years, and I promised I‘d read it before the end of the year! 12mo
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ravenlee
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I‘ve seen a lot of love for this one around here. These are the Barnes & Noble monthly picks for October, BOGO 50% off (though the MGs don‘t get the BOGO in store for some lame reason, so Ghost Squad is full price in store). Happy October!

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emmaturi
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This was my Illumicrate read in July, this is her second book. It has witches and suffragettes. Three sisters who were separated are brought together in New Salem in 1893. There are not supposed to be witches anymore but they are around quietly going on with business. Then another force comes out and the witches need to form a coven to help battle this power. I enjoyed it a lot. The female characters are all really good.

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Cortg
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There was a lot I liked about this book; the retelling of fairy tales, suffragettes, and witches but for some reason the story fell a little flat for me. It was borderline YA and adult and I hoped for more layers, more oomf, I think? I spent the morning finishing up the last 125 pages before the meeting but alas non of the other book club readers finished before the meeting so maybe it was just not our story.

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magyklyXdelish
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#BookHaul PART TWO

Our library was renovated so I had to stop in. Impossible to enter a library without leaving with books!

Tera66 The Return! Loved it! 1y
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Cortg
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Getting some outdoor reading and snuggles in before the triple digit heat index kicks in! It‘s my late day at work today 😉

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claudiuo
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You were right @AllisonM89, I just finished my #BookSpin for June and it was such a great and beautiful read! Rather than I, better let some quotes talk:

“Books and tales are as close as she can come to a place where magic is still real, where women and their words have power.”

“Maybe magic is just the space between what you have and what you need.”

“A witch is just a woman who wants too much”⬇

Thanks @TheAromaOfBooks!

AllisonM89 So glad you enjoyed it!!! 1y
claudiuo Also: “Behind every witch is a woman wronged.” 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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AliD73
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This was one of the most unique books I‘ve ever read. This is an alternate history/fantasy novel about witches getting involved in the suffragist movement in nineteenth century United States. This is a fiercely feminist novel featuring a diverse cast of characters including a lesbian couple and a transgender woman. The Eastwood sisters are the central characters: Bella, Agnes, and Juniper. Intricate, intelligent, well written. Read this one!

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“I am terrified and I am terrible. I am fearful and I am something to be feared.”

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AliD73
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“Every woman draws a circle around herself. Sometimes she has to be the only thing inside it.”

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AliD73
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I‘m loving this book. I plan to spend most of the day today reading it.

Piper Great!!! 1y
AliD73 @Piper This book is so good! 1y
Piper What chapter you on? 1y
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AliD73 Chapter 8. What about you? I plan on reading about 100 pages today. 1y
Piper Chapter 6 1y
AliD73 @Piper I just started chapter 10. It‘s getting really good. 1y
Piper I'm on chapter 8. It's good. 1y
AliD73 I hope she writes a sequel. 1y
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AliD73
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I started this today, and I like it so far. I love this blurb.

Piper I'm reading it too! I'm on chapter 3. Love it so far. 1y
AliD73 @Piper I‘m on chapter one. I wasn‘t able to start it as soon as I wanted, but I love it so far. It hooked me right from the beginning. 1y
Piper Yeah its very good 🙂 1y
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IhoardBOOKS
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My April group book for the reading challenge I‘m taking part in this year. Felt a bit slow at the start but I loved how the fairy tales were changed and woven into the story and I loved how different yet same the sisters were at the end of it all.

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CharismaRaven13
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Currently reading this. It‘s a story about witches, sisterhood, magic and their fight for equality! The Eastwood sisters Juniper, Agnes and Bella join the suffragist of New Salem. They turn the woman‘s movement into a witches movement. Hunted by dark forces they draw new alliances, draw old magic and together they create an power that is ferocious to say the least. Powerful and breathtaking book!

Ericalambbrown I really liked this one! 1y
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BookishTeach22
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This book was a delight to read from start to finish. Fairytales twined with history, and the struggle of women to gain equal footing in a world that burns them at every turn. It has been a while since I read a story that bridged the gap between fantasy and reality so realistically I could taste it.

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“The thing is though-and I don‘t want to upset you-The Last Three are dead...Real dead. Exceptionally dead. There are legends and stories about how dead they are. You might‘ve heard some of them.” Oh Juniper, always so theatrical. Lol

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“The Constitution? What, exactly, do you think the constitution is? A magic spell? A dragon, perhaps, that will swoop down to defend you in your most desperate hour? I assure you it has only ever been a piece of paper, and it has only ever applied to a very few persons.”

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EclecticBookLover
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I got a bingo and finished my #doublespin. Those are pretty much the only good things I can say about this book. I would DNF'd it long ago, buti actually bought the book so I was determined to get my money's worth. The pace didn't pick up until about pg 270 and didn't get really good until the last 75 pages or so. I know lots of people love this, but for me it was just flat. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least you got a bingo!!! 2y
Hooked_on_books I can feel your pain of working through this by your knowing exactly which page it picks up on! 😆 I see myself in this post the times I‘ve forced myself to keep reading a book I‘m not enjoying. I feel you! 2y
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EclecticBookLover
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Working my way through this one for #bookspinbingo. I'm intrigued, I'm just not sure where everything is going.

Linsy I‘ve been curious about that one. Would love to know your thoughts when you‘re done! 2y
EclecticBookLover @Linsy definitely! So far I find it a bit slow in the beginning, but there's enough to keep me interested to keep going. 2y
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Larkken
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Final #BookspinBingo for January, #bookspin book tagged 👍🏻 but no bingo! Lol 🤣
I decided tagged is a fanfic for women's suffrage (so many Easter eggs!) and folklore. I'm counting it for #Readharder (fanfic), #popsugar (subject I'm passionate about, i.e., voting), and #Booked2021 (author 1st name starts with A).
I meant to delve into online fanfic for RH... But it occurred to me urban fantasy is kinda fanfic for mythology & folklore... Thoughts?

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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Help: my son and I listened to a chunk of this together- and he was really upset that all men are portrayed as being very bad. He asked if there are any feminist men in the book or men with any redeeming characters? Can anyone answer that for me? #raisingafeminist #feministaf

Deblovestoread I haven‘t read it yet so can‘t answer your question but I love that your son asked where those characters are! 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Only in the very end, but saying more would be a spoiler. 2y
Chrissyreadit @Enchanted_Bibliophile thank you for responding! That‘s ok- I can tell him there will be good guys by the end! 2y
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mcctrish
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They got a new one. Seen on my audio walk ( but nobody around to talk to 😢)

bookgem Ooh. Those poor people. Hope they get their toilet fixed soon 😬 2y
mcctrish @bookgem no no, the house is under construction, no one is living in it. They stripped it back to posts. The potty is for the workmen and the last one burnt to the ground for some reason. It‘s super close to the house ( basically no front yard) and I‘m amazed there was no other damage 2y
bookgem @mcctrish Oh. Yeah they are lucky. 2y
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tpixie
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The author of the delightful book TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY has her book on sale on Amazon This book is totally different, but still well written.

IndoorDame Thanks! I‘ve been wanting to read this. Great deal! 2y
tpixie @IndoorDame yes! Loved her 1st book. I‘ve loved watching her interviews on YouTube. This book is very different, but I like the sisters and is well written! 2y
tpixie @IndoorDame if you want to go down a wormhole, she does have some short stories. https://www.google.com/search?q=alix+e+harrow+short+story&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=e... (edited) 2y
IndoorDame @tpixie thanks, I‘ll check that out 😊 2y
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was so wonderful! I love these three sisters and how real they were. I also love how well Harrow combined the suffragist movement with the witch storyline. It didn‘t feel contrived at all. There is one amazing scene at a fair that was written so vividly (I don‘t want to spoil it). I really recommend this one. This was my #bookspinbingo No. 13 pick.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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StellarDoc
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@heylaurenmack Thank you so much for my #JolabokaflodSwap goodies! I immediately gave my kitties some of the mousies, and said mousies have been claimed and carried off to different parts of the house! Thank you and Mika Cat for including them!

@MaleficentBookDragon

heylaurenmack I‘m so happy you and the fur babies like everything!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
StellarDoc @heylaurenmack We love it all! 💜💜💜 2y
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witchyreader13
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Super excited about everything in my #jolabokaflodswap package from @coveredinrust! Thank you so much! I tried a bite of the honey dark chocolate bar and it was absolutely amazing. I can't wait to try the other one and the book is getting bumped ahead of several others on my reading list. :) Happy holidays!

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oh! I love those honeycomb bars! 🤤 2y
witchyreader13 @coveredinrust For the record, I pulled out the almond butter chocolate bar this morning, intending to just eat a couple pieces with my coffee while I figured out what to do for breakfast, but ended up eating the whole damn bar because It. Was. Amazing! Lol. 2y
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Alix Harrow is quickly becoming a favorite after this and 10000 Doors of January. I don‘t think I liked it as much but it was a close second and an amazing story in its own right. Set in a world where witchcraft is very real but has been outlawed as another way to oppress women, three sisters work together to bring witchcraft back amid the suffragette movement.

+16 for this TBR read. @StayCurious #TeamRedNosedReindeer

wisherwishinguponastar I just bought a book of hers. Excited to sit down and read it! 2y
PandaPanda @booksellerofyourdiscontent I think you‘ll really like her stuff based on what you liked in Addie LaRue! (Which I am currently loving) 2y
wisherwishinguponastar Well, consider it added to my TBR! I have suggested Addie LaRue to so many people at the bookstore for Christmas gifts. I am glad you are enjoying it! 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Did I buy this without realising the same author also wrote 10 thousand doors of January (which is sitting unread on my shelf)

🔮 chances are good

AllisonM89 This book is vastly superior to 10,000 Doors and is one of my favorite reads of the year ❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain I haven‘t read Ten Thousand Doors either, but I‘m with @AllisonM89 in that this is one of my favorite books this year! 🥰 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @AllisonM89, ahh good to know! My plan is to read January in January and then this at some point after that 😊 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @sprainedbrain, I love this feedback! Maybe it‘ll be one of my best books for 2021?! 2y
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Twainy
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So my November subscription box came today. 😁 I have Legendborn and haven‘t heard of the tagged book ... though I believe I‘ve seen it recently. Pin, reusable cloth face mask, Christmas ornament, some book plates, a ceramic book for wrangling bookmarks and a book sleeve. Very nice box!! I look forward to reading the book!! Does anyone here get a monthly book box that they love? 🖤

Scochrane26 The tagged book is by a Ky author—she also wrote The Ten Thousand Doors Of January, which is an awesome book. Witches is about 3 sisters, witchcraft, & the suffrage movement. (edited) 2y
Twainy @Scochrane26 really? I enjoyed 10K Doors!! I might enjoy the tagged book then 😈 hooray!!!! Interesting!! 2y
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GirlNamedJesse
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This is the feminist witch suffragist evisceration of the patriarchy that I needed to read this year. The words are beautifully wrought and so very smart. The way is brilliant, tying history to witchcraft to fairy tales to nursery rhymes. The will is iron and runs through the tale without giving an inch. And once you have all three, well, you can do anything. 🔮🔮🔮🔮🔮

LiteraryinLawrence Awesome review! 2y
GirlNamedJesse @LiteraryinLititz Thank you! If you get a chance to read this amazing book you‘ll see where I found my inspiration. 😉 2y
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Godpants
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Another lovely book from Harrow. A bit heavier than her previous book, and even with more graphic content I still feel like her books are overall fairly wholesome. Am I the only weirdo feeling that way?

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Read this yesterday and seems appropriate to post today. The novel follows the 3 Eastwood sisters: Bella, Agnes, and Juniper who are united in Salem in 1893. Witchcraft has been banned and the women‘s suffrage movement is starting. The Eastwoods unite and create a growl of ordinary women and teach them magic. I liked the themes of the power in the ordinary, how power can travel in women and among generations, and the power of family and freedom.

Cupcake12 I love reading about the Salem witches. Xx glad you enjoyed xx 2y
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tpixie
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Three Sisters Three Witches. ( Oldest, me, Middle)
💗😂 💗
#Witches #Sisters #WillWordsWay

Prairiegirl_reading So cute! 😊 2y
LeahBergen Cute! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain Adorable picture (awesome book) ❤️ 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Aww, so cute! 2y
tpixie @Graciouswarriorprincess @sprainedbrain @LeahBergen @Prairiegirl_reading It was fun coming across this picture. I thought it was fitting since the book was about three sisters also! 2y
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wen4blu
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“There‘s no such thing as witches, but there used to be.”

#firstlinefridays
 @ShyBookOwl

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