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The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor
The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor | Shaenon K. Garrity
20 posts | 13 read | 27 to read
Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home. One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river. Since her greatest passion is Gothic romance novels, she knows her moment has come. But when Haley leaps into the water to rescue the stranger, she awakens in Willowweep. It certainly looks like the setting of one of her favorite books: A stately manor. A sinister housekeeper. Three brooding brothers. Theres even a ghost. Except Willowweep is not what it seems. Its romantic exterior hides the workings of a pocket universethe only protection our world has against a great force of penultimate evil, and its defenses are crumbling. Could cruel fate make Haley the heroine that Willowweep needs?
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julesG
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Saw this in a few of @Eyelit's posts and had to get it.

#BookMail

daisyheadmaesie Hahaha zombie rabbits?!?! So awesome! 3w
AlaMich Nice cat butt! 😻 3w
julesG @AlaMich She wanted on my arm. Very cuddly cat, especially around 4pm. 3w
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Eyelit
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An absolutely delightful romp of a book! 10/10 would read again. 😄

BrittanyReads This one was a lot of fun!! 3w
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Eyelit
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I mean, she‘s not wrong 😹

BookDragonNotWorm That's so funny 😂 3w
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Eyelit
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A young woman, obsessed with gothic romances, sees a young man flailing in the river while walking home. I love her priorities before jumping in to rescue him. 👏📚☂️

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bela_deters
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I thought this book was so cute, it took the elements of gothic romance while still having fun and poking fun at itself. Also this cottage gives me the hermit vibes

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ShyBookOwl
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Name that book! 😊

ShyBookOwl I'm pretty sure it's Rebecca 2mo
AlaMich Yup!! 😂 2mo
ShyBookOwl @AlaMich Thought so 😏 I do love that book lol 2mo
Outlier Ooof, not the best foot to get off on if she is THAT housekeeper... 😅 1mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Every time it rains, I tell myself, at least books exist.

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quietjenn
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Lunch reading very much #blameitonlitsy today. Great fun so far.

batsy Oh, this sounds good! 3mo
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Liatrek
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Absolutely adorable! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I would love more adventures with Haley👩🏾‍🏫

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TheAromaofBooks
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#BookReport - Not a lot to check off this week as I finished two books not in my windowsill - the tagged book + An Old-Fashioned Girl - and then picked up (and completed!!) the hefty From Blood & Ash. I started reading Rose Daughter last night and am quite enjoying it so far. Only one week left to get these cleared off my windowsill... I'm sure that's a plausible goal, right? 😂 @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Hahaha #NeverSayNever 🥰🙌🏻💗 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Objectively, is this book just utter nonsense? Yes, absolutely - but that doesn't stop it from being absurdly fun. Haley is obsessed with gothic romances, and when she sees a stranger drowning in the river, she doesn't hesitate to attempt to save him - only be sucked into another dimension. I really enjoyed this graphic novel - the artwork was delightful, the characters funny, and the concept entertaining. And I definitely enjoyed it more than ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Wuthering Heights! 😂

#Fourfoursin22 - Unorthodox @lauredhel
#AestheticallyMatched @Clwojick
#FabulousFebruary - combined with all my chapter-a-day books, this one puts me at 1301/3000pgs @Andrew65
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AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie have u checked out this one yet? 3mo
BarbaraJean It‘s my own opinion that it‘s easy to enjoy almost any book more than Wuthering Heights…😂 This sounds hilarious and amazing!! 3mo
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EclecticBookLover 100% agree! Just a fun romp 😆 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @EclecticBookLover - Your review is what had me reserving this one at the library 😂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @BarbaraJean - Some books you just have to roll with them being a bit ridiculous in order to maximize the entertainment. This is definitely one of those, but I quite enjoyed it. 3mo
Clwojick Brilliant!! 3mo
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EclecticBookLover
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This was fun! Especially after reading Wuthering Heights. I loved Hailey, she was a great character. This was a great #BlameItOnLitsy thanks to @Crinoline_Laphroaig

Book 2 of 3 done for #FabulousFebruary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
ravenlee I just read this too! Serious peer pressure around here. 😆 3mo
TheBookHippie 😂😂😂 yay! 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig So glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
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I really enjoyed this graphic novel playing on gothic tropes. It was fun and witty and tongue-in-cheek and everything I needed in a quick weekend read. Thanks @Crinoline_Laphroaig for the recommendation/peer pressure. I liked the teacher, and felt some sympathy for her as well. #PemberLittens

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EclecticBookLover
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Just in time to start this one! I have lots of library books to get through, but I think a reasonable goal is to finish 3 books starting with the tagged one. Totally a #blameitonlitsy #FabulousFebruary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy it. 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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#Pemberlittens if #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights hasn't been your thing, go read The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor. Graphic Novel that is a Satirical look at Gothic Romance. It's the perfect antidote. You'll be howling with laughter.

'I'm a Gothic Heroine. And I've read a heck of a lot of books. And I've an umbrella.' 🤣

DivineDiana Sounds so funny! 😂 4mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @DivineDiana there's a Character who says it's time for me to go Wail out on the Cursed Moor. 4mo
ElizaMarie Oooo stacking that one!! Thanks for the recommendation 4mo
quietjenn At, this has been on my radar for awhile. So really need to move it up on the priority list! 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @DivineDiana @ElizaMarie @quietjenn if you like Bookish Podcasts, Fictional Hangover just covered this one. The Episode is hilarious. https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-jiqm7-1192c77 4mo
ChasingOm I got this as a Christmas gift! 4mo
Librarybelle Stacking this - it looks delightful! 4mo
ravenlee Litsy is so bad for my TBR…just placed a library hold. 😆 This is the peer pressure DARE should have prepared me for. (edited) 4mo
DivineDiana Thank you! I do love podcasts when I am not listening to an audiobook! 🙂 4mo
Bookwormjillk Just put a library hold on it! 4mo
MicrobeMom I need to check this out! 4mo
LeslieO I love all the purple! 💜 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LeslieO it's a favorite color. 4mo
Liatrek Love this pic! Purple is my fav 💜💜💜 4mo
Ruthiella Another good antidote is Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. She spoofs some gothic tropes in it. 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Ruthiella I read CCF last year and loved it! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @ravenlee - SAME! 😂 3mo
inthegreensandblues Just placed a library hold on this too! 😂 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"Oh Haley. Why can't you just be into sexy vampires like the other girls?" ??‍♂️
#vampirebookclub

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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& my other Read by the Fire. 🌬❄📖📚🔥

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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It had me at Gothic Graphic Novel. I'm betting it's not nearly as Whack a Doodle as #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights. 😉

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I picked this up thinking it looked like a fun graphic novel set in a Bronte-esque gothic setting. But it is SO much more! Soon, the setting is revealed to be a pocket universe built to stick to gothic romance tropes but things malfunction (evil plots enacted, of course!) and there is some mind-bendy sci-fi stuff that is SO delightful!
Fun, funny, weird.
Plays on gothic tropes while satisfying our love of them.
+ top notch heroine!
#bestof2021

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