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thebluestocking
The Tournament | Matthew Reilly
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It‘s time for a Tournament of Books update! I have but two books left to read, which I have in my possession and should finish in the next week or so. I don‘t usually read the playin books, but I may be compelled to do those last two as a completist. I‘m getting excited for the tournament to start.

How‘s your reading going? #tob #tob2020

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 way to go 💕📚🥳 1mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen Thank you!! I‘ve never read this much of the list before. 💙 1mo
Cinfhen Do you have a favorite??? 1mo
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thebluestocking @Cinfhen My favorites so far are Girl Woman Other, Lost Children Archive, and Mary Toft. What are your favorites? 💙 1mo
merelybookish Wow! Nice work! I have read 9 of the contenders and bailed on one of the play-ins. Between my TOB friend and me, we've read them all except Suldade.(We divide the titles and only both read the ones we think are good/worth it.) My personal faves are Normal People and Fleishman. But I think LCA or GWO will win. (And I'm okay with that.) 1mo
ReadingEnvy Ooh where did you get this image without the check marks? Love it! 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ve only read 8 so far and like you I really love GWO , LCA and 1mo
mklong Nice going! I‘ve read 11 so far and will read a few more before it begins, but probably won‘t get to them all. I‘m predicting that LCA will win, but I‘m never right, so don‘t listen to me. 1mo
merelybookish What did you think of Overthrow? 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve read 11 so far. I want to read two more this week and do hope to finish them all before the tournament starts as well - for the first time! 1mo
Ruthiella I‘ve read 13 so far and am currently reading Your House Will Pay and Oval. I am pretty certain I will read them all by March. 🥳 As you know I loved GWO but Your House Will Pay is REALLY good too. 1mo
thebluestocking @merelybookish That‘s super fun to split it with a friend. I loved Normal People and Fleishman too. I think the list overall was really good this year. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @ReadingEnvy Thanks! I made it in photoshop. I posted a blank one a couple of weeks ago for people to use if they want. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen Those three were really great. And it‘s still early yet. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @mklong I usually land at about 11 too. I‘m not sure what‘s different about this year. I‘d love to see LCA win, but I‘m never right either! 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @merelybookish I was intrigued but confused. And then it ended. 🤷‍♀️ I gave it 2 stars. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB You‘re cruising through! I‘ve never finished the whole list either. It‘s been a fun year so far. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella You‘re a machine! I‘m just three or so chapters in to Your House Will Pay but it‘s very compelling. 💙 1mo
ClairesReads I‘ve only read 7- LCA OEWBG and GWO are standouts for me. I think I‘ll get through a few more before/during. I‘m still keen to read Fleishman, Water Dancer and Your House will Pay 1mo
ClairesReads Oh and Optic Nerve! 1mo
Redwritinghood Wow! Nice job! 1mo
batsy I've really dropped the ball on my reading but I hope to still tackle a few. And will be glued to all of your reviews and the tournament. You've done a great job with your reading 👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
Cinfhen My lovely friend @BarbaraBB generously sent me 2 books off the list so im eagerly awaiting their arrival 💗😁🙏🏼 1mo
BkClubCare Looks like you will make it! So jealous 😜 but I am pleased with my progress. Just finished TWD and near done with YHWP 1mo
BkClubCare and just started audio of We Cast a Shadow - it‘s funny! Sort of. Satire-funny 1mo
Suet624 @Cinfhen @barbaraBb what? Barbara just sent me one from the TOB list that I was having trouble finding. Such generosity! 💕💕 1mo
Suet624 I‘ve read 11 and I have three on my table ready for me to read. Those three are Saudade, GWO, and Mary Toft. (It looks as though I may have saved the best for last.) I adored LCA. Oval and overthrow I might pass on. Hoping to finish them by March but I have some library books here that are calling to me first. 1mo
thebluestocking @ClairesReads I really liked those three as well. I‘m right in the middle of YHWP, and it is really good. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @Redwritinghood Thanks! You‘ve been cruising through the list too! 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @batsy It‘s still early yet. I love this little mini-community. I watch all the reviews too. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @BkClubCare I‘m reading YHWP right now too and quite enjoying it. I‘ll be very interesting to hear your verdict on WCAS. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @Suet624 Ooh. I hope you enjoy those three you have waiting. And I totally get the difficulty of balancing tournament reading with other reading! 💙 1mo
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB is a #BookFairy @Suet624 🧚‍♀️🧚🏼‍♂️🧚‍♀️🧚🏾‍♀️🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏻 1mo
Readerann Wow - only 2 left to read. That‘s impressive! I‘m reading my 7th, so I have a ways to go as I am also trying to be a ‘completist‘. 😁 What app did you use to do your cool book display? 1mo
thebluestocking @Readerann I think 7 is great! I‘ve never read so many before. I made the graphic in Photoshop, and I posted a blank one a couple of weeks ago in case anyone wants to use it! 💙 1mo
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Kalalalatja
Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art | Jennie Hinchcliff, Carolee Gilligan Wheeler
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It seemed like I picked a good day to work from home, since this little surprise package decided to arrive today ❤️ it looks like it is sent from Holland, so I‘m thinking @BarbaraBB might be my #bookfairy? ☺️

Megabooks Barbara is the book fairy! ❤️ 4mo
BarbaraBB A little birthday 🎁 present 💝 4mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB you are too kind ❤️❤️ I didn‘t get you anything for your birthday, because life (and car reparations) got in the way, but you can expect a little something something for Christmas 😉☺️ 4mo
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BarbaraBB Don‘t think you need to send me something! Not necessary at all! I enjoy sharing some books that are on your tbr. Please let me 😊😘 4mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB trust me, it isn‘t out of a feeling of obligation ☺️ and I‘m so happy that you do enjoy sending me books because I enjoy sending you books, too 😄💕 (edited) 4mo
BarbaraBB 😘 4mo
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tpixie
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #CoverLove
Day 5
Here‘s another lovely cover. I got the book from my #BookFairy #IBelieveInBookFairies book box. Of course I still need to read it...

Soubhiville What a pretty picture. 5mo
tpixie @Soubhiville thanks. Just wish the rock was a little more comfortable so I could sit on it in the spring ! Those purple flowers were just gorgeous this year 5mo
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Book_Fairy_Mary
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I love being a #bookfairy! I left a copy of This Promise of Change at the park down the street for some lucky reader to snatch up ? Hopefully they will enjoy finding it as much as I enjoyed "hiding" it! #ibelieveinbookfairies ??‍♂️

ShyBookOwl That's awesome! 7mo
Book_Fairy_Mary @ShyBookOwl ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Bklover ❤️❤️❤️👏 7mo
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Kalalalatja
Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Well, I‘m certainly a lucky lady today! Somebody, and I have NO IDEA who, has sent me some surprise #bookmail, which I‘m super excited about! I just really want to thank the person, who has been so kind, so please, let me know if you are the generous Litten ❤️❤️

#Littensarethebest

TrishB How cool 👍🏻 9mo
Cathythoughts Ahhhh ... how very sweet of someone 😍 9mo
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squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️ 9mo
Avanders Yay!! It took forever to get there!! It‘s a Congratulations on your new job!! ♥️♥️ 9mo
LeahBergen How wonderful! ❤️ 9mo
Kalalalatja @Avanders you truly are a little #bookfairy! Thank you so, so much 💕 it is so sweet of you, and it really made my day! 9mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @squirrelbrain @LeahBergen I love being surprised, and this was certainly one of the better ones ❤️ 9mo
squirrelbrain How lovely @Avanders ! I didn‘t receive an email from you about the stickers and I wondered if it had gone missing? @Kalalalatja - I can send you some Litsy stickers too if you‘d like? Email me on helenharrogate at gmail dot com 9mo
BarbaraBB How thoughtful 💜 9mo
Avanders @Kalalalatja you‘re quite welcome — hope you‘re loving it!! 😘♥️🥰 9mo
Avanders @squirrelbrain thank you for reminding me and for being so sweet and generous w your offer! I‘ve (finally) emailed you 🤗😘♥️ 9mo
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Heideschrampf
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Using the sunshine to play #bookfairy in our central park. These books: The Mists of Avalon, Moon over Soho, The Eyre Affair and German kids classic Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver 1&2 💚 #ibelieveinbookfairies

DivineDiana Wonderful! Love the sculptures! 9mo
BarbaraJean Love this! 9mo
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Heideschrampf
My Cousin Rachel (Revised) | Daphne Du Maurier
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I played #valentines edition #bookfairy yesterday and tried spreading some #booklove. #ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairies

squirrelbrain I love this! ❤️ 12mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice This is so great! 12mo
Suet624 That‘s great! 12mo
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BluestockingDuchess
Eclipse = Eclipse | Stephenie Meyer
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Working on #bookfairy business!
🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️
#ibelieveinbookfairies #bluestockingduchess #bookfairydelivery #booklover #bookobsession dbook #books #love

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Christmas tress line downtown Southern Pines and one appears to come with a present 🎁🎄📚
#ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairy #bookdrop

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tournevis
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book | Brian Froud, Terry Jones
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As I have seen my dream of starting a Little Free Library and/or a Boîte à livre anywhere in my city dwindle to nothing, I have decided to join The Book Fairies movement. I have books to give, to liberate from my shelves, and darn it, I'm gonna do it. So there.

kellyann28 This is a sweet idea! 1y
Reviewsbylola I love this idea. 1y
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tournevis @Reviewsbylola Very inexpensive too 1y
SumisBooks I'm a #BookFairy too!!! 🧚 1y
tracey38 I've always wanted to have a Free Little Library. But this idea sounds wonderful. 1y
CarolynM Love this program! 1y
tournevis @tracey38 Eminently less expensive. @CarolynM I'm happy to have stumbled upon them. 1y
MaGoose There's also www.bookcrossing.com . I love the Little Free Libraries around my area. I'll have to check out this too. 1y
tournevis @MaGoose I've heard of it, vaguely, but it did not sound like it fit as well as Book Fairies. 1y
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