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Thirteenth Tale
Thirteenth Tale | Diane Setterfield
Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny. Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness -- featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.
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mdm139
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Parents were invited to have a special Thanksgiving lunch with their kids today. They let the adults in early to help reduce the lines. Now I am waiting on kiddo number 1. I forgot to go to the salad bar but I remembered the pie!

Bklover Yay!!! Yummy!!! 3w
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JamieArc
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This has been on my TBR for so long. It seemed like a good fall read, so I was excited to finally get to it. I open it, and read, “It was November.” Indeed it is, and I‘m now sure I chose the perfect next book to read 🍁📚

Pogue That is a good book. 1mo
JSW Love this book. 1mo
Cathythoughts Excellent start 👏👏👏 1mo
Nute This is a fantastic book to read in late fall. It‘s haunting and atmospheric- perfect for this time of year! 4w
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Linsy
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“Like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.” ✨

#thenumberthirteen #chillingphotochallenge
#teamslaughter #scarathlon

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TheKidUpstairs
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While I was gone...

I finished up #Booked2019 Summer quarter with The Thirteenth Tale (Book Gifted to You).

And started on the Fall Quarter with Dread Nation (Paranormal with POC MC), and am currently reading Ninth House (new in 2019).

Other great reads from recent days: Akin (Emma Donoghue), The Testaments (Margaret Atwood), Empire of Wild (Cherie Dimaline). A great fall for new CanLit!

Social media may pause, but the reading never stops.

Cinfhen Happy birthday 🎁🎂🎉 Glad to see you back and happy to know you‘ve been finding time to read ❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 1mo
mrp27 Happy Birthday!! 🎉📚🎂 1mo
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mdm139
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I could spend an entire day in this book shop. Such beautiful imagery.

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HostRose
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At first I was honestly worried that I might have to stop reading this book. It is a bit of a slower start, but when it gets rolling each chapter is a revelation. Loved this book it was a breath of fresh air for me. And actually caught me off guard at the end, which does not happen often. Bravo!!

Linsy Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
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Bookgirl
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This was hard to get into, and was slow paced. However, the story itself is a wonderful gothic one with the requisite scandal and madness. At times I grew impatient with inconsistencies that I realized later were part of the plot and were clues to the mystery. A definite case of a good book at the wrong time for me. I just didn‘t have the patience right now for this but I call it a pick for when you‘re in the mood for a slow burn gothic mystery.

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Lizpixie
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #day13 #TheNumber13 Do you know how hard it is to find a book with 13 in the title? Littens doing this challenge would I suppose. This is the only book in my rather large collection that did. This is along the lines of a gothic ghost story, an enigmatic writer decides to tell all about her secretive life & hires a young writer to put it down on paper. Gothicness ensues. #Scareathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point #PointsTotal-461

Clwojick I think i have 3 or 4 books on my shelf with 13 in the title. 😂 I guess it helps that i like long series though. ( James patterson, and janet evanovich, etc. ) (edited) 2mo
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bookishbitch
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I loved this. I can see why some call it a book lovers book. It had me guessing right to the end. And I still have one unanswered question. I enjoyed listening to this one as I find English accents quite lovely.

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Chili
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #scarathlon #TeamStoker This is as close as I can get to the #13. The library is closed until Tuesday.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
CafeMom One of my favorites. 2mo
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IndoorDame
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This was on both my September and October TBRs but I‘m not 💯 sure I‘ll get to it this month either. I just keep finding new spooky reading ideas! And they‘re all so exciting! How does a gal choose? #chillingphotochalleng #scarathlon #teamstoker #thenumber13 @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick

jb72 I read that book a few years ago and I really loved it. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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SilversReviews
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@TheReadingMermaid
@Clwojick
#ChillingPhotoChallenge
#Scarathonevent

Today‘s Prompt: THE NUMBER 13

This is one of my FAVORITE books of all times.

If you haven‘t read it yet, you need to. 😊

emz711 Agreed! It's so good 2mo
Crazeedi Yep good book!! 2mo
SilversReviews @emz711 It was...thanks for the comment. 2mo
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SilversReviews @Crazeedi Definitely good.....thanks for the comment. 2mo
k.reads.5 Really hoping to read this one this fall! Glad you loved it! 2mo
SilversReviews @k.reads.5 ENJOY!! It just has so many good twists. 😊 2mo
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NotCool
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It‘s been a while since I disliked a book this much. Some of it was the (to me) over the top gothic tropes. Creepy twins, mad women, and incest? ✔️, ✔️, and ✔️. It‘s only a matter of time till someone gets locked in the attic. Also, characters seemed to have no interior life. Everyone seemed to exist to serve the plot. I was so annoyed I ate a piece of cake.

Cathythoughts I couldn‘t finish this one either 👍🏻🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Caroline2 😆 I love the angry cake eating! I do that too! 2mo
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Landslide
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MizzGraham
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I mean...wow. What a blessing to be able to write this way. Diane Setterfield, you are a beautiful writer🥰📚 #DianeSetterfield

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MizzGraham
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bookishbitch Yes!!!! 2mo
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MizzGraham
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My absolute favorite bookstore on the planet💛 Joseph-Beth Bookstore -Lexington, KY. What a wonderful afternoon being surrounded by books!📚💕

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MizzGraham
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These two toys on my bookshelf were some of my favorite Happy Meal McDonalds toys as a kid. I try not to clutter my shelves with too much stuff, but I love these two because of the sentimental value they have. What quirky things do you guys have on your bookshelves?
(Brainy Smurf and Hamburger Transforming Dinosaur)

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bookishbitch
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I've just started this and am already in love.

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MizzGraham
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I just started listening to this on audiobook and I‘m obsessed!! The writing is so beautiful that‘s it‘s almost ethereal. I even drove 5 miles under the speed limit so I could listen longer! See people, books save lives 😉

DaveGreen7777 “Books save lives”! 😂👏👏👏 3mo
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Book_ish
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DaveGreen7777
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

Thank you for the tag, @Librarybelle 😁

To play along, all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love each day for 7 days, no explanation needed. You can also nominate others you think would like to participate as well.

Today I‘m nominating the wonderful @TCLinrow 😊

P.S. A book cover with books on it, it‘s so perfect! 😍
Also, my “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” DVDs are peeking out in the bookcase!😂

Branwen Yay! I love this book! 😍📚 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen I should have tagged you in this post, since you were the one who gave this book to me! 🤗 3mo
Kaila-ann I have this one on my TBR but I haven‘t gotten to it yet. 3mo
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DaveGreen7777 @Kaila-ann Me, too! I have to get to this book soon! 😱 3mo
Meaw_catlady I really enjoyed this book! It‘s a great story with twists. 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady Oooh, good to know! I haven‘t read this one yet, and now I‘m looking even more forward to reading it! 😀 3mo
ValerieAndBooks This is pretty without the dust cover, too 😊! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @ValerieAndBooks I just checked it out, you‘re right! 😀 3mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 I thought I did, but I couldn't remember! 🤣😂 It's such a great book! 3mo
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Tashreads
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When you have already read the book but buy it anyway because the edition is SO GORGEOUS 😍 #bookwormproblems

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not seen this cover! 💚 3mo
TrishB That‘s lovely 💕 3mo
Ruthiella I have the original US hard copy cover but that beautiful edition would seriously tempt me! 3mo
TheBookKeepers That is a pretty cover!! 3mo
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Jess861
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

@Hooked_on_books

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

@Powered_By_Plants

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CrowCAH
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#RedRoseSeptember #Panic #FridayTheThirteenth

This is such a great book; I didn‘t see the twist coming!

Happy Friday the 13th! And enjoy the Harvest Moon!

Tera66 I loved this book!!!🖤 3mo
arlenefinnigan Happy harvest moon! 3mo
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Melissa_J
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day Three

I feel like everyone has been tagged based on the number of Cover Crush posts in my feed, so I‘m not tagging anyone specific. If you haven‘t taken part and would like to then consider yourself tagged. Post a favourite cover each day for seven days with no explanation 😊

brilliantglow I love this book so much 3mo
Melissa_J @brilliantglow believe it or not, I hated it! I would have given the book away, but I can‘t part with a book that has such a beautiful cover. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Love this cover! 3mo
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RaimeyGallant Books on covers of books is my fetish. 3mo
megnews I love this one too 3mo
LeahBergen I‘ve always liked this cover. 😄 3mo
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Soubhiville
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

Posting covers I love for 7 days, no explanation needed. Tagging someone to play each day.

@LauraJ would you like to play?

LauraJ Sure! 3mo
Melissa_J Ha ha! I see we have the same pick for today 😊 3mo
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Butterflyamore
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4.5 stars

I enjoyed the mystery and beauty of The Thirteenth Tale. If you like complex stories with suspense, heartache, and sparks of hope, I definitely recommend this one for you.

See my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/327942734632673?sfns=mo

Or follow me on Goodreads. Link in profile.

#gothicreads #darkstories #mystery #bookrecommendations

Zelma I loved this book so much. I remember finishing it up in the middle of winter in front of my lit fireplace. Perfect. 3mo
Andrew65 I own this and need to read it. 3mo
Tove_Reads I‘ve looked at it so many times, but there is something keeping me from reading this book. 3mo
Zelma @Andrew65 this winter would be an excellent time to do so. It‘s really a fabulous book. 3mo
Andrew65 @Zelma Thanks , we need to do a buddy Read of it sometime this Winter @Tove_Reads (edited) 3mo
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Butterflyamore
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August wrap up video coming soon! For now I‘ll give you my August wrap up photo, which does not include the ebook of Light From Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker that I read in August.

What were your favorite reads for the month?

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Butterflyamore
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Almost everyone loves books around here.

DGRachel Adorable! 3mo
Catsandbooks Too cute! 😍 3mo
SassyBookworm Aww 😍 3mo
brit91 😍😍😍😍 3mo
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laur89
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Woot woot!! Congrats @Megabooks on reaching 250K!

I checked my 5 star reads for the summer, and picked a mystery with an MC who loves books (one of my fav kinds of novels!)

Thanks for the chance to win the #25Etsy giveaway - Etsy is such a fun place to shop 🤩

Megabooks I love reading books about book lovers! Thanks for entering! 4mo
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EastWind76
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Excited to start this one as a buddy read with @Butterflyamore !

Butterflyamore We might be able to do Educated, too! My hold came in. I‘ve bit off more than I can chew 😂 but I‘m so excited to start this, too. 4mo
EastWind76 @Butterflyamore I just finished Educated... so, so good!! 4mo
Butterflyamore @EastWind76 I thought you might say that! Haha! Well, we can talk about once I am able to get to it - which I‘ll need to do soon because I‘m sure, with so many holds, that I won‘t be able to renew! 4mo
EastWind76 @Butterflyamore we don't have to read at the exact same time to buddy read... we'll just enjoy discussing once we're both done! 😁 4mo
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wideeyedreader
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#letstravelaugust The main character of this book helps out in her father‘s #bookstore sometimes!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 4mo
OriginalCyn620 ❤️📚😊 4mo
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laur89
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#JulyWrapUp #JulyStats

10 books read/listened to this month!
❤️: Tagged, followed by The Outsiders

Challenges -
#HPBuddyRead 7/8 🤓
#LitsyAtoZ 14/26 😬
#Goodreads 52/52 🥳
#ReadLikeRory 15/119 😅

🤞🏼 that I can continue to read as much as I did this month... summer break is over in 2 weeks!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did fabulous! 💕📚💕 4mo
laur89 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks! I‘ve been proud of my summer reading 😃 4mo
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Butterflyamore
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What books are you looking forward to reading in August?

This picture sort of represents my August TBR but not quite. Let me explain: I definitely intend to read Recursion, The Toymakers, The Thirteenth Tale, And The Last Time I Lied. I started the Riley Sager book last week but wasn‘t really in the mood for it so I set it aside. The Winter Sister is one of my contenders for my reading challenge prompt: A book recommended by a stranger. Cont‘d ⬇️

Butterflyamore The other option I am considering is The Perfect Child. (Not pictured). Similarly, Pachinko, The Astonishing Color of After, and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan are all possibilities for my “book set in Asia” prompt. I have some other books I am hoping to get to that are not pictured here: 4mo
Butterflyamore Light From Distant Stars, The Widow of Pale Harbor, In Her Eyes, The Blinds, The Serpent King, and In Pieces. Plus, I still have books to finish up some that I started in July. So will I get to everything? Probably not. Do I really hope that I get to everything? Definitely! 4mo
Scochrane26 I‘ll be reading the Tenth Muse for book club & want to read books on my shelf, esp A Million Junes and Kids of Appetite. Also, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewomen. 4mo
Freespirit Panchinko is wonderful...great books and lovely photo😊 4mo
tammysue Loved Panchinko ❤️ 4mo
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Shvonne
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2. The Lion King 3.5/5 stars ⭐️
3. Lemon frozen yogurt
4.If I just count 1st cousins, around 2 dozen
#friyayintro

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SheilaChew
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I can‘t go to the library without visiting the Friends Used Bookstore! Found these favorites - I‘m planning to give them away (except for the Jennifer Crusie one - that‘s for me 😉).

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emz711
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Love this story!
But let's get real. What time period is it from?! What age is it set in?
1950s? 1980s? When was Mrs. DeWinter young?!

#time #clock #13 #gothic #tales
Hi @NikkiRobson73

jb72 I loved that book! 5mo
emz711 @jb72 what time period do you think it takes place in? 5mo
jb72 @emz711 It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read it, but I did not seem to think it was too far in the past. I‘ll have to dig out my copy and take a peek. 5mo
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laur89
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O.M.G.!!!

I need to read this again. There were so many moments at the end where I was like “wait, what?!” “nooooo!” “huh?” “I should‘ve known!!!”

Thank you to everyone who voted for this #MakeMeReadIt! Amazing book full of so many twists and a ton of bookish references. As a bookworm, I totally related to Margaret‘s thoughts and comments throughout the book.

5 star read FOR SURE!

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Butterflyamore
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Yesterday was my birthday! Getting older isn‘t very exciting but getting new books is!

The Librarian of Auschwitz and A Fire Story were gifts from a friend. The Thirteenth Tale, Call it What You Want, and Recursion all came from my husband. Technically, so did Romanov and the Alice journal, as he gave me a gift card to The Dog Eared Book in Palmyra, NY and it was burning a hole in my pocket so I had to go spend it right away!

BooknerdsLife Happy Birthday to you 🎉🎉🎂💝 Such wonderful bookhaul 😍❤️📚 5mo
Crazeedi Happy birthday!! Several really great books!! Enjoy!!🎂🧚‍♀️🎶 5mo
Megabooks Happy birthday!! 📚🥳🎉 5mo
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squirrelbrain Happy birthday for yesterday! 🥳🎈🎉 5mo
kathedron Happy birthday! 📚🎂 (The Thirteenth Tale is great! 😊) 5mo
mydearwatson Happy birthday! And I agree with @kathedron 😊. 5mo
Lady_Tigana_20 Happy birthday! 🥳 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 5mo
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laur89
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Paired today‘s lunchtime reading with a ham & cheese sandwich! 🥪

Currently in a monogamous relationship with this book. I‘m so into this story, and a lot of the little details are starting to fit together like a puzzle 🧩

Miss Winter‘s tale has me on the edge of my seat, and I‘m enjoying every second of it!

brit91 Sandwich looks delicious! You can never go wrong with good food and a good book!😁😁 5mo
emz711 The book is incredible and when you get to the end, you'll want to read it all over again 5mo
laur89 @brit91 My recipe for happiness is exactly that! @emz711 I already want to go back and reread... I feel like I missed out on SO much already. Some of the things I‘m thinking, duh, how did I miss that connection?! 5mo
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emz711 🍌🙊🙊🙊🙊 5mo
emz711 @laur89 I've read it 3 or 4 times and just wow. I was a bit disappointed with her next 2 books because they were missing such a huge twist 5mo
emz711 My favorite question, what age do you think the book takes place in? 5mo
laur89 @emz711 It definitely seems worth that many rereads!!! That‘s a tough one. I feel like it‘s got to be in the early 1900s. The talk of carriages, handwritten transcripts/copies, and the books frequently mentioned throughout like Jane Eyre are my clues. I could totally be off though! I also feel like I should know the answer to this question when I‘m so close to the end... 5mo
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laur89
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Book and lunch! 🍕

Yes, I was using the cooking tray as a page holder. Book pages don‘t like greasy fingers. 😅🙈 I reached a great point while my food was heating up, and didn‘t want to quit reading!

brit91 Pizza looks delicious!😍 5mo
laur89 @brit91 Can‘t go wrong with Domino‘s! 5mo
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laur89
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Sunday mornings are best started off with a cup of coffee, a yummy breakfast (in this case, a turkey & swiss croissant!) and a good book 😌☕️🥐📖💛

Sace Looks wonderful! 5mo
emz711 Such a great story!! 5mo
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Branwen
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A bookish summer nap! 😍😻💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

rather_be_reading sounds wonderful 5mo
brit91 Awwww so cute!!😻😻 5mo
Eyelit 😻 the cuteness! 5mo
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justanothermusing what a great book 5mo
Branwen @rather_be_reading @brit91 @Eyelit Thanks, friends! 😻 @justanothermusing Right?! One of my favorites! It's soooo good! 💕 5mo
Dragon 😻 5mo
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laur89
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Starting the winner of #MakeMeReadIt 📚🍫

emz711 Yasssss 5mo
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laur89
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And the winner is... The Thirteenth Tale!
But only by one vote, so I‘ll be reading Name of the Wind as well. 😊

Thanks to everyone who voted for #MakeMeReadIt 🥰

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 both great reads. 5mo
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