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Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
Katie's got it pretty good. She's a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie's life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all--but they don't come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over: 1. Write your mistake 2. Ingest one mushroom 3. Go to sleep 4. Wake anew. And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She's also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms--and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it's against the rules. But Katie doesn't care about the rules--and she's about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.
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Chancecall
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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A biased review, having massively enjoyed Scott pilgrim before this. Well drawn as always, interesting, original story but not quite as funny as the pilgrim books. Worth picking up for the artwork alone.

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jmtrivera
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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What do you do when #TheEnemy is you getting in your own way? This was such a great read all about that.
#StarTrekSummerMay

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wingardiumfuriosa
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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#ReadHarder2018: a comic written and drawn by the same person. One of my favorite things about this challenge is how it encourages me to tackle the dusty corners of my TBR backlog; this book has sat on my shelf unread for four years, but no longer. 🎉 Sometimes all you need is a little nudge!

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GatheringBooks
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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#OctoberXFiles Day 14: This is a story of 29yo Katie who opened a restaurant with her friends named Seconds. Accdg to Fats‘ review: “The story became more complicated when Katie encountered a house spirit (#Ghosts!) named Lis. Seconds offers an interesting look at one person‘s desire to make her life perfect. While being absolutely adorable and hilarious, the book offers emotional truths about regret and acceptance. Review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-ayf

Cinfhen Looks like a sweet #ghost story 8mo
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ReadingSpoon
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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My first #shelfie

julesG Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty!! Welcome to Litsy!! 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 9mo
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iamtoddseal
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“She woke up, and there was a glow.”

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UnidragonFrag
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Cute and charming art that goes pretty weird/dark towards the end. Cool story about a house spirit in a restaurant. The main character, Katie, seems like a dope lol but she learns her lesson.

alanacristin I really want that book on house spirits to exist and said as much to BLO at a con but he was evasive about the matter 😂😂😂 books within books are such teases 💘 1y
UnidragonFrag @alanacristin 😲 oh, that's so cool! And yes, I agree. It'd be a great book to read to my kid 😈🤣 1y
alanacristin @UnidragonFrag yes definitely!! 1y
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tijqua
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There just isn‘t enough books about house spirits! Lis would probably be friends with the brownie from the Spiderwick chronicles. Also graphic novels are super underrated in the circles I frequent, lit wise. It‘s all about the art style for me and I reeeally dig this art style. Feels like the perfect combo of cute and badass. Guess I should read Scott Pilgrim in the future 😅

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tijqua
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((Bc I really I identify with hazel)) I got this book on my way home from Indiana. Read it entirely on the bus ride back up to MN, I‘m in love with the style - I should prolly read Scott Pilgrim. I‘m reading it again to destress after I spent 7 hours packing for my 5 MONTH STUDY ABROAD TRIP TO GABORNE, BOTSWANA.

omalora BOTSWANAAAAAAAAAA 1y
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Lisaw13
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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TricksyTails 😂😂😂 So me. 1y
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WanderingBookaneer
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Bookzombie I‘m always so jealous of your hammock. 🙂 1y
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Lisaw13
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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TricksyTails Perfect! 😂 1y
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Lisaw13
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Clwojick Oooh. Stacking! 1y
TricksyTails Yum!! 1y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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#ScenesFromABook #WakingUp

I. Love. This. Book. This is the very first page. Seconds is a charming story and every single turn of the page brought a smile to my face. I think I might even like this more than Scott Pilgrim. 👌

Also...it smells really good. Everytime I open it I have to give it a sniff. 🤗
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Bookzombie I loved this one too. 1y
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Brie
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Katie is a young successful chef with a popular restaurant and plans to open up another. But her personal and professional lives are sent awry and she is left floundering until a mysterious girl offers her a chance to erase her mistakes with some magic mushrooms. And just like that, her life is good again. But she realizes that her do-overs have some unintended consequences. Expressive art, unique paneling & nice colors. 🍄🍄🍄🍄

RealBooks4ever Oh yeah, I forgot about those magic mushrooms! 🍄🍄🍄 2y
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Brie
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Sarah83 Great cover 😍 2y
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MeganGranger
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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I borrowed this from a friend who‘s moving to Portland in a couple of days, so I decided to read it all in one night. You know...so I can return it and not because it‘s SUPER GOOD. (But it is...super good.)

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charl08
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Fun read: Katie's restaurant turns out to have a spirit...

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charl08
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Possibly not the best book to read when already hungry...

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TooBusyReadingComics
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Defiantly one of my favorites from this year 😊 would recommend. A really fast read with like-able characters and a story I'm sure we could all relate to #comics #graphicnovel #seconds #goodreads

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jmtrivera
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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I saved this book to savor it, and I'm so glad! Katie is such a relatable character, and I really liked her friendship with Hazel. I loved that the author thought to make a supernatural character that doesn't act like a human, and the art is perfect. A couple of little things about Katie I don't love, but overall SO GOOD.

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jmtrivera
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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I received this graphic novel as a gift, which I've been saving for the perfect day. Today, the first Monday of summer break, was that day. And now I can't put it down! 😊😊😊😊😊😊

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Doquetenholido
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Have you guys picked your winter/summer books yet? I picked a 7-book pile, among wich is "Seconds", and I can't wait to get started ❤

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MrBook Nice cover! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Matchkim
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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This book was hyped up for me. Sometimes that leaves a book not being as good as it would've been otherwise. So while I really enjoyed it, it was just enjoyable.

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newcryptid
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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this book is good, dark, hilarious and tender. definitely a favorite and a great first to read if you're just getting into graphic novels

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meltedsquirrel
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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My first order from book outlet arrived yesterday. I ordered five books and I am so happy. Also it only took a month to get to me instead of two or three. Very exciting.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Seconds is fun! 2y
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CaroPi
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Spring is in the air. Time to read outside. This one looks more beautiful without the cover.

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slategreyskies
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Wow! If you're into YA graphic novels, I highly recommend checking this out. I was hooked from the beginning! ❤️

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slategreyskies
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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A graphic novel with a cute and feisty main character, magic mushrooms, a house spirit and a chance to undo past mistakes and start fresh every time you eat one of the magic mushrooms... Add in a dash of mystery and you've got a recipe for fun, mistakes and all! ❤

Laura317 Sounds fun! 2y
slategreyskies @Laura317 I'm really enjoying it! My son is sick today, and I've been carting this book around with me to the doctor's and the pharmacy. It's making waiting our turn all that much easier. My son has a book too! :) 2y
Laura317 @slategreyskies Having a good read always helps time pass, right? I need to keep my eyes out for it. 2y
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slategreyskies
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Reading while I wait for the laundry to finish up in the dryer. ❤

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Gleefulreader
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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I'm on a roll with these graphic novels! This was one had more of a magical component than I normally read, but I still enjoyed it. Katie is a chef in her 20s who has made some mistakes along the way. A house spirit gives her a magic mushroom that gives her a chance to change her past but she is soon addicted to repeating her days. The book becomes all about sliding doors as the number of changes spin out of control. Quirky and delightful.

RealLifeReading Loved this one! 3y
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Gleefulreader
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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I'm quite enjoying diving into the world of graphic novels. I'm not terribly interested in manga/fantasy/super hero stuff, but am really enjoying some of the memoirs and other fictional stuff I've been reading. Started this one tonight after finding it at the library.

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This was so cute. It gets dark, even a little scary, in the middle but was still very charming, and rather relatable. I loved the art.
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#seconds #bryanleeomalley #graphicnovel #bookstagram #saturdayreads #librarybook

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frankincense_and_sensibility
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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This book was amazeballs. I loved the story (I'm a sucker for both restaurants and fairy lore/house spirits) and the interaction between the narrator and the main character. I look forward to returning to this one on rainy days. Also, now I wanna read the entire Scott Pilgrim series (same author).

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Hvmussel
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Amazing artistic style and the O'Malley comedy that you fell in love with when reading Scott Pilgrim!

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ericarobynreads
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This was such a FUN read! So much fun that I read it in just one sitting. The story was interesting and paced well. The characters were all very lovable. The illustrations were perfect. And I absolutely adored how the main character, Katie, broke the fourth wall and talked back to the narrator.

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Chachic
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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More graphic novels in my #TBRpile. These are the standalones, and the three on the right are by Filipino authors/illustrators. Have you guys read any of these?

#graphicnovel #comics #WeNeedDiverseBooks #LitsyFeature

Ruri_kaichou I'm reading Secret Loves Of Geek Girls and I'm loving it! 3y
Chachic @Ruri_kaichou Oh good to know that you're loving it so far! That's my most recent purchase.😄 3y
MarriedtoMrT I've read both America Born Chinese and Anya's Ghost. ABC is great. I liked Anya's Ghost but didn't love it. A lot of other people enjoyed it more than I did, though. 3y
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Chachic @MarriedtoMrT Thanks for the feedback! I heard good things about both, which was why I bought them (I can't even remember when was that).😅 I think I also liked that they were standalones and can be read on their own. 3y
MarriedtoMrT @Chachic I agree about standalone! I'm not a series girl and graphic novels series can go on for so long. It's hard to keep up with. 3y
Chachic @MarriedtoMrT That's why I usually try the first two volumes (or sometimes even just the first) of a graphic novel series to see whether I'd want to continue. I've quit both Saga and WicDiv after Vol. 3. 3y
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Perezicus
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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An ambitious and exciting progression from the world of Scott Pilgrim.

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Bookzombie
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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#booktober Day 23 I didn't think I would be a graphic novel fan, but I love them. Thanks to my fellow Littens I always have new ones to look for. I read Seconds this summer and really enjoyed it. It was a 5⭐️ pick for me. #favegraphicnovels

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#AllHallowsRead Well, it's Day of the Dead-ish. Anyway, it was either this or bank on some unread part of 2666 or my Borges anthology mentioning it.

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KilgoreTrout
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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I want to swallow this book whole so it will always be inside me. I just love the quirky universes that Bryan Lee O'Malley creates.

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Nothing better than reading on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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KilgoreTrout
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I had never checked out my library's graphic novel section before, so today I decided to do an all graphic novel visit! It was definitely lacking, but I think I found some good ones!

ingredientx I love that you do themed visits to your library! Stealing that idea 😀👌 3y
KilgoreTrout @ingredientx sometimes it's the only way to narrow things down! 3y
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Bookzombie Beautiful cat! 3y
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Coleen_Nieto
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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I loved the story and especially the humorous elements! The graphics are also fantastic, so colorful a d fun!

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O'Malley is far better known for his Scott Pilgrim series but Seconds is a lovely book about the unintended consequences of trying to do what you think is right. It's a book that should have wide appeal and I hope it gets read as widely; this is a fantastic, magical story.

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BibliovoreSarah
Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Mental note: Stay away from the magic mushrooms.

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AE_Stueve
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Bryan Lee O'Malley makes the simple complex and the complex simple. Seconds is genius--dare I say better than Scott Pilgrim? Maybe.....

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