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Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Down Among the Sticks and Bones | Seanan McGuire
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West s Home for Wayward Children.This is the story of what happened first Jacqueline was her mother s perfect daughter polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.Jillian was her father s perfect daughter adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got.They were five when they learned that grown-ups can t be trusted. They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices."
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alisonrose
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Don‘t know why I waited so long to read the 2nd volume in this series but so glad I finally did. A prequel of sorts, we follow Jack and Jill, twin girls raised by wholly uninterested parents, who find a door, and a staircase, and the way to The Moors, a wonderfully eerie and evocative place where each follows her own path toward very different ends. Really enjoyed this a lot, only wish it had been longer and more fleshed out at the end. 4/5 ⭐️

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Jacqueline had found cleverness all on her own, teasing it out of the silences she found herself marooned in, using it to fill the gaps naturally created by a life lived being good, and still, and patient.

aartichapati I was just listening to this one on audiobook! I don‘t love the series as much as I was hoping to (just finished the first one), though. I don‘t feel very emotionally invested in any of the characters. But I do love a good portal fantasy :) 2w
alisonrose @aartichapati I really enjoyed the first one, but personally I think this one is even better 2w
aartichapati @alisonrose yes, I definitely am in the minority, based on the goodreads reviews! 2w
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It me. (And that‘s okay!)

LoverOfLearning Same here! 🤗😂 2w
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alisonrose
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Finally getting to the second book in this series! #nowreading

LoverOfLearning Great cover! 2w
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Sace
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Mehso-so

Eh. It was OK. Upper range of so so bordering on a pick. I wonder if I would have liked it more if I had read the first book. Though billed as a stand-alone I think I might have liked it more if I had the first book under my belt. There were parts I liked. I have the first book on my kindle so I guess I should read it. My issue with this second book is mainly vampires. So. Tired. Of. Vampires.

Letora Ah, did it explain how everyone had their own world? 3w
Sace @Letora nope! Definitely need to read that first one. 3w
Prairiegirl_reading Definitely read the first one! It‘s really good and it‘ll make this one make more sense. 3w
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Prairiegirl_reading Also agreed about vampires. 😕 3w
Sace @Prairiegirl_reading thanks for the tip! I guess I assumed it would be OK to read since it was supposed to be a stand-alone. It was short and there were moments I really enjoyed. 3w
Sace @Prairiegirl_reading Vampires were all the rage when my daughter was in high school and I'm kinda not a fan and I generally avoid books with them as characters/plot points. 3w
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Sace
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Next on my audiobook Hoopla list.

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Sorry I‘m late! This amazing and fantastic book is the Tor ebook of the Month Club and is available for free download (ePub and mobi) until 11:59 PM ET, tonight! Go forth and download!

Only available in the US and Canada.

#torbookclub

https://ebookclub.tor.com

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LauraJ
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Another great freebie from tor.com!
https://ebookclub.tor.com/

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LibrarianRyan
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This is Wayward Children book 2, and for 2 days it‘s free from the Tor ebook club.
https://ebookclub.tor.com/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=eblast&utm_term=tor...

vivastory I really wish the Tor free ebook was compatible with my e-reader 2mo
LibrarianRyan @vivastory what dreaded do you have because it should be. 2mo
IndoorDame Thanks for sharing! This has been on my TBR 2mo
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vivastory Kindle 2mo
LibrarianRyan It works on Kindle. When it gives you the format choice whose Mobi. Or emobi. What ever that is. That is the kindle format. Amazon bought out palm pilot and the mobi platform that was developed for palm is what they run kindles off of. 2mo
vivastory Awesome thanks for the heads up!! Just downloaded it. 2mo
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alysonwrites
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I couldn‘t have chosen a more pitch perfect Halloween treat for my ears than this gothic fairy tale. It begs to be read out loud, and the author proves she is a fantastic oral storyteller. Twin sisters Jack and Jill stumble onto a doorway to another world in which they can shed the rigid stereotypes their parents have forced on them and become whoever they want. But sometimes becoming your true self requires a dark and deadly price. 🖤☠️

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katlyn447
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"The moon worries. We may not know how we know that, but we know it all the same: that the moon watches, and the moon worries, and the moon will always love us, no matter what." ?

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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#chillingphotochallenge #bones

Just another post about how much I love this whole series and how excited I am for the new one next year!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (225 total)

Clwojick 😍 😍 3mo
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Shemac77
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This series is so good. Can‘t wait for the next.

Soubhiville Cool skulls. 3mo
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Shemac77
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Evening reading with wine!

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GatheringBooks
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#RedRoseSeptember Day 10: #WithMyLittleStickOfBlackpoolRock reminded me of this sticks and stones novel of McGuire. Each of the main character in the first novel seems to have their spin-off stories in succeeding books. This 2nd book focuses primarily on twin sisters Jacqueline and Jillian (otherwise known as Jack and Jill), featuring the backstory of how one of them turned out to be a murderous psychopath. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-k6k

arlenefinnigan Plenty of murderous psychopaths in Blackpool 😉 4mo
Cinfhen Sounds interesting and your comment is priceless @arlenefinnigan 4mo
gradcat This series sounds like it might be an interesting one...I may have to check out the first one. ♥️ 4mo
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ness
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I enjoyed this one—though it definitely showed how spotty my memory is regarding the first book. 😂 Seanan McGuire read it and did a great job. Now, excuse me while I have Dr. Bleak feels.

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Here‘s a look at my audiobook library for the #24in48 Hour 12 challenge! I love audiobooks. I mostly get mine from Audible or the public library. I listen to a lot of nonfiction in this format, but I also enjoy fiction—especially SFF. My favourite audiobook is probably Sadie by Courtney Summers. It‘s a full-cast book done so well. I also love the picture book audiobook for We Found a Hat. I don‘t tend to reread audiobooks, though!

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ness
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My hold on the second Wayward Children book finally came in, so Seanan McGuire can keep me company while I finish packing ahead of tomorrow‘s move!

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Rambo_Reads
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Started Down Among the Sticks and Bones this evening - really enjoying the dark, fairytale vibes at the moment.

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wyvernfriend
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This series has been an interesting twisted look at faerie tales and a look at the people who go to these different worlds. Inclusive and interesting this explains a lot about the first book.

Damn it but the Hugo Award Shortlist has led me to a lot of good reads.

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litenthusiast
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I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Seanan McGuire. I really loved the second book in the Wayward Children series. I enjoy her writing, description and the way she weaves this story. The picture is from the book, and I liked the incorporation of a few images.

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litenthusiast
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Spending some time reading outside on this beautiful Sunday. I'm really loving this series by Seanan McGuire. #Sundayreads

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litenthusiast
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Ready for Day 2 of #24B4Monday. I have my stack of books and coffee ready. Today's reading will be taking place inside because it is miserably hot and humid outside in Pennsylvania. Happy Saturday, Littens! @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Enjoy No Exit! 7mo
Andrew65 Good luck with day 2. 😊 7mo
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GivenLemons
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This book is wonderful and a little creepy and I read it in a day. I really loved how it looked at Jack and Jill‘s relationship and each of their identities.

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khooliha

They're not brothers, they're sisters, but Jack and Jill have a sufficiently complicated relationship (and bad enough parents) that they can stand in for Data and Lore in today's #startreksummermay

Megabooks Data and Lore definitely have a complex relationship. 🖖🏻🖖🏻 8mo
khooliha @Megabooks I wish the show had done more with it! Brothers seemed to promise something like a reconciliation but they never got there. 8mo
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thebluestocking
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This was a reread via audio for me. I love this series, and this book in particular is a lovely tale of two misunderstood sisters and what they find when a magic door opens to the Moors.

rmaclean4 Love this series ❤️❤️ 9mo
thebluestocking @rmaclean4 Right? It‘s so good! 💙 9mo
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JenFowler
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An interestingly spooky series! I would say I liked this second book even more than the first. I wish both were a little longer! There seems to be so much left unsaid. This one dives into the story behind twin sisters Jack and Jill...what the world behind their door was like once they stepped through it at age 12.
I was close to giving this 5 stars just for the fact that I didn't want to stop being in this book...it kept drawing me back to it.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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Another brilliant book, interesting to find out about Jack & Jill‘s back story! 4/5

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EchoCharlie
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#FridayReads. I love this series

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"Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world"

I just want to quote this whole book ?

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KtheBookwyrm
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This was great! After reading Doorway, I wanted so much to know more about Jack and Jill and this book delivered!

chaoticgoodhufflepuff This whole series is amazing! ❤️ 10mo
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KtheBookwyrm
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Reading these next. I want to get the novellas done and returned to the library—especially since I‘ve had Murderbot all month—and then focus on my full length novels for the remainder of the month. I loved the first Wayward Children book and I‘ve heard good things about Murderbot, so I‘m looking forward to them.

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greenhairdontcare
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A quick & easy #audiobook. 🎧 Jack was my favourite character in the first book, so I was pretty wrapped that she was one of the main characters this time around. I LOVED how McGuire touched on childhood & how a child‘s mind & views can be shaped. My only issues are that book feels a little short. It seems to move quite quickly. I also had an issue with the voice used in the audio book, but I‘ll talk about that in the comments. 👇🏻

greenhairdontcare The first book was narrated by Cynthia Hopkins, who did this excellent voice for Jack. Seanan McGuire (the author) narrates the second book & used a very different voice for Jack, one that I would never have imagined. It threw me. I‘m wondering if Jack‘s voice changed once she came out of The Moors? Is it meant to mimic Dr Bleakley‘s? McGuire uses a voice for Dr Bleakley that is very similar to what Hopkins used for Jack, just quieter. 🤔 10mo
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cariashley
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Loved the second installment of this series and can‘t wait to read the rest! Book six of vacation done ☺️

readingjedi Great photo! 11mo
Crazeedi Sounds like a perfect vacation! 11mo
cariashley @readingjedi thank you!! 11mo
cariashley @Crazeedi it‘s definitely my idea of a perfect vacation! 11mo
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Elma
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#februarywrapup
Books:12
Pages:3,159
YA:3
Children's:1
Series:2
Female Author:8
DNF:1

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Excellent! 📖💖 11mo
SmartSassery This is awesome! I never thought to track my progress beyond sharing on goodreads. May I ask how you track your progress? 11mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Wowww!! 👍🏼What did you rate Rebecca? 11mo
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Elma @SmartSassery I actually just go through my Goodreads at the end of the month and tally everything and then make a picture collage. 11mo
Elma @Jee_HookedOnBookz I rated it 3⭐. It wasn't my favorite, but it was okay. 11mo
SmartSassery @Elma Look at you being all fancy! I like it. 😉 11mo
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Elma
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great reads!!📖💖 11mo
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GatheringBooks
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#MarchIntoThe70s Day 1: It‘s a #WishYouWereHere moment with husband and 17 yo girl as I spend lunch hour at the Sydney Park. Facetiming while at the park in such gorgeous weather. And I found the perfect spot to read my book whose title is apt for “Down Under.”

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! How beautiful but sad that you had to leave the family behind. Enjoy your trip😍Have you visited the bookstores yet??? 11mo
Lizpixie Welcome to Sydney!🇦🇺 11mo
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GatheringBooks
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First night in Sydney after a long seven hour flight from Singapore. I will only be staying here for a week, but I thought it best to be prepared with this stack of books. After all, I finished one book in the plane (The Naked Woman by Armonia Somers) and halfway through the tagged book. All #WomenReadWomen2019 titles! Since I am staying with a librarian friend and his partner, the bookshelf on the background is pretty much a delight.

Carolyn11215 I adore Seanan McGuire‘s books! 11mo
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Zelma
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L is for Lazy. My midday is shaping up to be pretty decent. There was coffee and cat snuggling all morning. Now I have dog snuggling and ice cream to go with my books. The laundry being done is the only thing keeping me from feeling completely guilty right now.

hermyknee Ice cream sounds good 11mo
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like a perfect Sunday. Enjoy!😉 11mo
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Craftylikefox
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I took a vacation day today and have a nice extended weekend. Plans to finish the tagged book as well as read the first volume of Umbrella Academy, before I watch the series on Netflix. After that I plan to start Sawkill Girls 😊 Top right corner is book mail I got yesterday. I love the shop in Salem, MA. This book is gorgeous 😍 great inspiration to help me with my apartment.

JoScho Enjoy your day friend! 11mo
Craftylikefox @JoScho Thanks Jody 😊 I hope you have a great Friday friend 💕 11mo
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Elma
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👏👏👏
(Louder for the people in the back)

pilardib 👏👏👏 11mo
Gaylagal2 How do you do that with your pictures? I just love it so much🤓 11mo
rachelsbrittain Yesss 👏👏 11mo
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Elma @Gaylagal2 I did it with the edit options on Litsy. I used the blur option and two stickers. 11mo
Gaylagal2 @Elma Thanks!😘 11mo
Elma @Gaylagal2 You're welcome! 😊 11mo
Naj I love this book! It's sooo good. 11mo
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Elma
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I didn't love this as much as the first one, but I still loved it. It wasn't actually as dark as I was expecting considering the world it's based in. Great addition to the series. Now I just have to get my library to get a copy of the third one, so I can read it.
#SeriesRead @TheSpineView
#LitsyAtoZ #letterD @BookishMarginalia

monalyisha Oh boo! 👻 This is my fave so far! Glad you still enjoyed it, though. 11mo
Naj This is my favorite in the series, too. Interested to hear your thoughts about the third one, it was the weakest one for me. 11mo
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Aadyer07
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I‘m excited for the third in the series. This wasn‘t as good as Every Heart a Doorway, but feels important to the overall plot of the series.

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irre
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I‘m really enjoying this series. I‘m going to keep listening. On to the next one.

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Kalalalatja
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Book two finished and close to 9 hours of reading for #24in48 readathon 🙌

I really enjoyed getting back into the world of the Wayward Children. I would have wished this was a bit longer, and more detailed. I really wanted to know more about Jack and Jill‘s time in the fairytale world of the Moor, but I enjoyed what I got.

#FairytaleRetelling done for #Booked2019 👍

Cinfhen Look at you🤘🏼productive day 😘😘😘 12mo
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Kalalalatja
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🙌🙌 #24in48

I‘m halfway through my second print book, and have eaten lunch, been for an #audiowalk and napped a bit. Perfect Saturday in my opinion 👌

#currentlyreading

RealLifeReading Sounds great! Happy reading! 12mo
catebutler You‘re on a roll! It‘s 6:30AM my time, and I‘m ready for a stretch and another cup of tea. ☕️📖 12mo
Lizpixie I love this series!❤️ 12mo
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Mtroiano Sounds like a wonderful day! 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm You‘re doing fantastic! Saturday is coming to an end here, not many hours logged in for me. 12mo
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds perfect! 👌🏽 12mo
Kalalalatja @RealLifeReading @Mtroiano @Purple I‘m definitely enjoying myself ☺️ @catebutler I got up at 6 am to start at the official starting time, but I‘m starting to feel my lack of sleep! Luckily it is soon dinner time here, so hoping for some more energy after being fed 😄 @Lizpixie I got the next two ready to go 🙌 @erzascarletbookgasm reading is reading, no matter how many hours it is. And I saw you got over 6 hours which is awesome! 👏👏 12mo
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Kalalalatja
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I‘m feeling a cold coming on, but there‘s nothing like #BookMail to make everything feel a bit better 👌📚

Crazeedi Feel better soon! 12mo
AmyG Feel better! 12mo
Christine11 Hope you feel better fast! I love the covers of these books 😍 12mo
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AiBBot
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If you want a delightfully sweet fairytale, do not read this book. If you want a dark and heart wrenching fairytale/parable with twin sisters to finish during a blood moon lunar eclipse, you should read this awesome book.

AiBBot That may be the worst picture of the lunar eclipse ever. 12mo
esurient @AiBBot It's maybe not clear that it is a photo of the eclipse, but it is a great photo of the moon in the trees. It looks like a floating pearl. 12mo
AiBBot @esurient It totally does! Thanks! 12mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk The picture compliments the book nicely. 12mo
AiBBot @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Perfect timing! 12mo
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