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Son of a Witch
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her capebut what of her powers? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?
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PickingBooks
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“I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal... I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” -Will Farrell as Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. 🤣

In all seriousness though, who else loves the Barnes and Noble leather-bound classics? They are beautiful! 🥰

Soubhiville They are gorgeous! 4mo
JaclynW Hilarious quote! Lovely books! YOU are a big deal! 😉😁 4mo
PickingBooks @JaclynW 😂 Why thank you. 4mo
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FantasyDreams
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“Did he bring back the broom?” This quote has made me so excited to keep reading!!!

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 I haven‘t read this one yet, but I loved Wicked. 5mo
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FantasyDreams
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“Did he bring back the broom?” This quote has made so excited to keep reading!!!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👋🏻 5mo
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wordzie
Son of a Witch INTL | Gregory Maguire
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Perhaps he just didn't have the feeling for faith. It seemed to be a kind of language, one whose gnarled syntax needed to be heard from birth, or it remained forever unintelligible. But he wished he had a faith now, some scrap of something.

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wordzie
Son of a Witch INTL | Gregory Maguire

All cows 🐮 were like other cows, all tigers like other tigers- what on earth 🌎 has happened to human beings 👦👧?

-Harry Mulisch Siegfried, 2001
#quotsyApr2019

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Aussie4paws
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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It feels like this is written in a Different language. It seems so slow going. Anyone else have the same reaction? I'm not a dumb person actually quite bright but I'm finding this one a bit hard to understand

Aussie4paws Update : is getting better. I've notice that all the characters are a bit crazy. Just saying (edited) 9mo
Aussie4paws Just had to bail..it was moving too slow then just got boring. 8mo
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Aussie4paws
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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Just when I put the book down,Mercedes (Mercy) picks it up!

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rather_be_reading
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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Well the M thru P bookshelf is done. The big stacks next to it are Q R S T for when I get another shelf.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg this spot looks so darn beautiful!!! And you arrabge your books alphabetically?? 👍🏼🙏💪💪Hats off to you!! 11mo
Jennick2004 😱💜 11mo
Bookwomble @Jee_HookedOnBookz How else would you arrange them? 🤔😊 11mo
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Cedricsmom @bookwomble so many ways to arrange books: by color, my title, by subject, by mood. There are as many ways as you can imagine. 11mo
Bookwomble @Cedricsmom I know 😁 I've tried various systems myself over the years. The one I've stuck with (mainly) is a broad genre split, then by author, then by date of original publication. Mrs Bookwomble would prefer it if they were organised by colour and size, which is why she isn't a household librarian! 11mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Cedricsmom true that! Mine at the moment is arranged haphazardly 😁😂😂😅@Bookwomble 11mo
OrangeMooseReads Makes me want to rearrange my books. 11mo
kcarlton89 Mine are all over place I don‘t even want to think about when I leave home how I will do it 11mo
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Stephuhhnieee
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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Because I‘ve had a rough week (car dying while driving, buying a new battery and alternator 🤦🏼‍♀️) I treated myself to library sale buys 😍

Although, I guess I should‘ve gotten a book on auto mechanics 🤔☹️

Avanders And it's only Tuesday! Hope it improves from here!! 🤗 11mo
Stephuhhnieee @Avanders Thanks! Fingers crossed! I‘ll be replacing my alternator tomorrow... and my thermostat... So warmth and a running car will make all of this better 😂😂 11mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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Bailedbailed

I'm sorry, I just can't do this book. Wicked should never have had a sequel. It was perfect the way it was. Just unnecessary.
This novel is written in a dystopian fashion although it takes place in the Land of Oz. There are so many things going on that I feel this should actually be several books and not just one. It gets very confusing and difficult to follow the storylines. And to be downright honest the characters are not very interesting.

nelehelen Awww i loves wicked and this has been on my tbr forever so sucks that it didn‘t live up! 😕 1y
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Emilymdxn
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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I wasn‘t completely sure about this book at the beginning - 10 years since I read the first one and it was so complicated and could be very dark and violent in places. It won me over though!! There were definitely parts that were too violent for me but the writing was exactly as dense and gorgeous and lyrical yet heavy as the book I loved when I was struggling through it age 13. This was everything I wanted it to be and I loved the ending.

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Emilymdxn
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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My view of oxford walking to work this morning listening to my audiobook. I‘m really enjoying this book mostly tho I guess as a matter of personal taste i don‘t really like when authors try to be disgusting or freak me out - I‘d prefer my books steer clear of long descriptions of entrails. It only happened once so I‘m hoping it‘ll be one incident in a long book. #currentlyreading

Louise Lovely photo! 😍 2y
Librarybelle I just sighed in happiness looking at this photo 2y
LauraBeth Beautiful! 2y
Mdargusch I wish I was there. 🙂 2y
RaimeyGallant Pretty! 2y
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Emilymdxn
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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It‘s been nearly ten years since I read Wicked (I was way too young for it but I was determined and it took me months) but I remember all of it. I‘m so happy to be going back to oz #currentlyreading

BookaholicNatty I literally just bought this over the weekend! Can‘t wait to read it! ❤️📚 2y
Emilymdxn @BookaholicNatty I‘m excited to see what you think of it! I‘m loving it so far 💖 2y
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MommyOfTwo
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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JuliaTheBookNerd Good choices! I have all of these and missed them when I was looking for books for this prompt 😬 2y
Dr.Who_number10 I love Wicked😆❤️😂 2y
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Izai.Amorim
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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Saw this license plate the other day (for a town called Schrobenhausen). Oh dear...

Cathythoughts Oh dear 🙃 2y
CatLass007 🙀🙀🙀 2y
MayJasper 😁 2y
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MayJasper Yesterday I saw on the tv the German Chancellor labelled 'europäischer rat'. I am sure it's something very respectful in German (presuming it's German) but I indulged in a moment of silliness reading it in English. 😊 2y
Izai.Amorim @MayJasper Rat means advice or council, there is also a verb. In this context it means a Council for European issues. The rodent is called Ratte. 2y
MayJasper Thanks for explaining Rat and Ratte. It's okay I've stopped being silly now. Once a year is enough. 2y
Izai.Amorim @MayJasper It was a pleasure! Strange thing was, while I was answering Litsy broke down but I didn‘t know it. So I posted and posted and couldn‘t see what I wrote. I thought, maybe you blocked me by accident. I even wrote on your wall. Then I gave up and this morning I noticed that Litsy did register everything, so there were duplicates everywhere. 😄 2y
MayJasper @Izai.Amorim me too. Duplicates everywhere! 2y
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MommyOfTwo
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Holy red books Batman! I didn‘t realize I had so many red until I was pulling them all out.
#DeckTheShelves #RedBooks

Kaye Wow 😮 2y
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bookworm.krizia
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Mehso-so

It was very personal and sentimental. Elphaba still lives...in Lirr, surprisingly. It has the same political elements of "Wicked" but less political in a way. I hated the cliffhanger ending. Where is Nor? Where is Candle? The whole book was about finding Nor then suddenly Nor takes a backseat and the Birds and the Elephant take the spotlight.

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StephMC82
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Such a wonderfully mastered #fantastical journey. We watch the young protagonist evolve, and although #fantasy, his was a relatable (and exciting) experience.

Luckily for me, I have a few more #GregoryMaguire books up my sleeve to read. #feelinglucky

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Tex2Flo
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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#riotgrams Day 7. Skulls, pumpkins, and witches. I love the Maguire series because it takes such a deep look at "how could THAT have happened!" With the inimitable Ronald Dahl and a carving I found in a tiny shop in New Orleans a million years ago.

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StephMC82
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"A notion of character, not so much discredited as simply forgotten, once held that people only came into themselves partway through their lives." For me, it was 35, ha! #bookblurb

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StephMC82
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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#October pick .... feeling a bit more #whimsical and enjoying this afternoon with some whiskey in my #tea #teapartyforone

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Yeah_I_Read
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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bitterbear 😂😂😂 those hashtags !! 2y
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Ke633
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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"But where's the kitchen?" ??? #truth

CrowCAH "This quality in a priest was what appealed most to them." 2y
Ke633 Haha!! @CrowCAH You're year will be interesting. 😬😂😂 2y
CrowCAH @Ke633 for sure; a lot of church! 2y
emmaturi Perhaps later, thank you!! Haha 2y
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GinEyre22
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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#riotgrams Day 5 : Something magical

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Oryx
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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This wins at #bookmarks , right? 😎 #riotgrams

GypsyKat So great! 😍 3y
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Mammaletterario
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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Book Mail!! Leave it to me to unknowingly order doubles of two of the four books I chose! Really excited about the Wicked and Son of a Witch beauty of a combo book! I already have the Anne Rice one but it was on sale for a killer price so I ordered a second to gift to my sister! Also added Edith Wharton to my library! *sorry about my dog photo bombing the first pic* lol

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booknyerd
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I've read the first one numerous times. Excited to finally finish the series!

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quirkyreader
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A possible hero for our times. #Recommendsday. 🐸🐙

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Emalieee
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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Re-reading as a refresher so I can FINALLY finish The Wicked Years Series!

Miznanner The Wicked Years series? 3y
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Tav
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#booksecret all of Gregory Maguire's hardcovers feature secret designs on the boards, beneath the dust jacket. Son of a Witch is the 2nd book in 4-book series The Wicked Years. Book 1 is Wicked. I love Maguire's Oz tales. Who else has read all 4?

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October_dream
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"He took her to the doorway and held her up in the warm rain. She cleaned up green."
YES!!! I knew it!!

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SistaPip
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I loved (loved!) Wicked, read it brand new, love at first sight, hardcover even! The re-imagined fairy tale genre was new, at least to me. Picked Son of a W up from used bookstore and I'm afraid I won't like it. Haven't heard much about it; is it not good?

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Laryssa
Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire

Continuing on with the Wicked series. So far, not as good as Wicked but still interesting enough to keep plowing through.

golightly I thought this one was worth it for the ending if nothing else 😊 3y
Tav I have read the whole series (all 4 books). This is how I would rank them from best to worst imho: Wicked, Out of Oz, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men. Lion is book 3 and Out is book 4. 3y
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