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How lucky we are to travel and live many lives through reading!❤️📖

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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I am constantly astounded by this book every time I get a chance to listen to it. We were on the topic of horror tonight in my book club and I was brought back to this book constantly within our discussion. This novel is not by any means the definition of a horror story. But I feel that sense of shock and unbelief as Mariam‘s story goes on. It‘s truly heart wrenching and raw. Glad to be reading it even if it‘s difficult.

Soubhiville I have loved all of his novels. 2w
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Anyone else feel this way about 0300?? Love how Bradbury writes❤️😩

RaeLovesToRead Ha! I'm at my most awake and alive between 1200am-3am 😄 2w
451Degrees @RaeLovesToRead that‘s crazy! I used to work swing shift and would get home around one but would always be asleep before three! Do you work a night shift? 2w
RaeLovesToRead Nope... just nocturnal... I am not a morning person though and if it gets as late as 4am/5am I'll be exhausted! Usually it'll get to midnight and I'll suddenly be wide awake 😅 2w
451Degrees @RaeLovesToRead that‘s probably frustrating at times!😬 I‘m definitely not a morning person either😆 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Y‘all who‘s showing up at your door?!😍😱
Personally I‘m hoping for Jamie Fraser😏

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Alrighty Littens! This is my pick for our book club. I love Bradbury but I‘m a little nervous about this one since it‘s dubbed as a bit of horror-esque. Hoping I picked an ok one! Onward!

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Tuf Voyaging | George R. R. Martin
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What a read! I tried before to read the Game of Thrones series by Martin and didn‘t honestly like his writing. I was honestly nervous when the book club suggested this book but have been pleasantly surprised by the story and the writing that was done for this book. Stories of space voyages, ecological engineering, and most importantly cats!

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New bedside table book! Got this one for my birthday and it looks absolutely fascinating. Gonna dive right in!✨

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Another excellent read from Pat Barker! Without saying it I am beginning to believe this is some form of trilogy following Briseis‘ timeline. I highly suggest reading Silence of the Girls before this one since there were many references to that story in this book. And I can definitely tell her story is not quite over…

Cinfhen Super excited for this book!! Glad to hear it was a pick 1mo
451Degrees @Cinfhen it‘s definitely a good one!! 4w
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The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
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As a kid I never actually got around to reading this series. Decided to give it a try! Although clearly meant for a younger audience there was a surprising amount of adult humor thrown in here and there. The story was quite fun and easy to follow. Probably woulda been more head over heels for it as a younger person but was still entertained!

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Untitled | Unknown
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This happens all the time when people ask about book recommendations. Like do you want a title from each genre, do you want my top five, do you just want one genre?? Be ready for the title wave of word vomit! 😝

GondorGirl I've been known to walk strangers around bookstores as their potentially unwanted personal shopper. 1mo
451Degrees @GondorGirl that‘s amazing 😂 1mo
Johanna414 Lol anytime on of my Facebook friends ask for book recommendations... "Can you give me a genre or two so I don't go totally nuts and list 30 books?" 1mo
451Degrees @Johanna414 amen there!! 1mo
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Tuf Voyaging | George R. R. Martin
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Hear hear!😆

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Little bit of daytime reading in between my night shifts at the hospital💀 really enjoying the flow of this story! Cozy cat 1 and 2 accompanying me😻 #theyreactuallymycats #jinxcat #finankitten #catsoflitsy

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New bedside table book! Since I finished Bomber Mafia this one was sitting right under it! Loved Pat Barkers Silence of the Girls so I have high hopes for this one! Happy reading all!❤️📖

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I love Gladwell‘s work. There‘s something about his writing that makes you feel like he‘s telling the story just to you and that he is just as astonished and fascinated as you are while you‘re reading his writing! As someone who loves WWII history and more specifically aviation during WWII this was a great read for me! And those who are also interested in these subjects!🙂

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Tuf Voyaging | George R. R. Martin
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New favorite book character? It‘s a possibility 🤔😆

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Tuf Voyaging | George R. R. Martin
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Alrightyyyyyy now that the book club is done with Snow Crash we are going onwards to this one! I again have no idea what this is gonna be about except it‘s sci-fi which seems to be the pick for all of us in the book club so far this round!😂 excited to start! #bookclubreading #bookclub #scifi

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Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book and there were many parts and aspects of the story that I really enjoyed. But too much of this book really kinda drug on to the point that I didn‘t even read those sections and skipped to the next part. And I don‘t think I really missed out on anything. Also there were parts of the plot that never got wrapped up🤷🏻‍♀️ Very interesting sci-fi concepts but overall so so for me!

RamsFan1963 I never cared for it. I don't understand its status as a modern classic in sci-fi lit. 3mo
451Degrees @RamsFan1963 absolutely agree! I was enjoying it at the beginning and then it just kinda seemed to fall apart as it went on. 3mo
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Such a fun read! Gave many ideas on how to improve the hygge in your home🙂 definitely gonna try a few tips❤️

AkashaVampie Ok a weird question.... but what the hell is Hygge??? Haha 3mo
451Degrees @AkashaVampie it‘s hard to define but it‘s like a sense of comfort that‘s influenced by your surroundings and experiences. It‘s very popular in Scandinavian countries. For example a warm and oversized sweater is considered hygge or candles instead of overhead lights! 3mo
AkashaVampie @451Degrees oh ok. Thanks sweetie. I have seen the word around before but never got to look it up. I will have to check the book out. 3mo
451Degrees @AkashaVampie oh yes of course! It‘s a great read if you‘re looking to make your home space a bit more comfy and welcoming! 3mo
AkashaVampie @451Degrees we don't really have people over... we mostly stick to ourselves (and this was before covid too), but it would be fun to try and change things up. 3mo
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No better place to read this book! #wahclellafalls #hikesandbooks

CuriousG This might be one of my favourite books ever! And I also enjoy reading outdoors 🙂 3mo
TiredLibrarian @451Degrees @CuriousG I loved that book. I'm going through some of those issues with my 90 year old mother, and it really changed my perspective in many ways. 3mo
451Degrees @CuriousG there‘s definitely something different about reading outside!❤️ 3mo
451Degrees @TiredLibrarian I can only imagine😕 it‘s been an enlightening and tough read. I haven‘t experienced any of this yet but I‘m glad I‘m getting to read it now! Wishing you the best with your mom❤️ 3mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Been in a bit of an audio slump lately. Decided to try this one read by the amazing Jim Dale! We‘ll see how it goes…

PurpleyPumpkin Oooh, Jim Dale! Love him! Enjoy. 😉 3mo
LitStephanie The preface reminds me of Something Wicked This Way Comes. 3mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Another exquisite read from Andy Weir!! I was pleasantly surprised at how invested I got into this book and story line. Excellent characters and structure of the book. Must read everyone!! #teamearth #teamerid

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have to buy some more books soon, and this one is just calling to me! 5mo
451Degrees @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it‘s a must buy! I definitely lost hours of sleep trying to get this book read😆 5mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Rocky is officially my new favorite book character 😆🥰

Megabooks Rocky is fantastic!! 5mo
451Degrees @Megabooks right!!❤️ 5mo
AFrostCauseReads I absolutely loved that sassy relationship!!! 5mo
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Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
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Next book club pick! I‘m loving kinda going into books blind since it‘s other people‘s choices. I have no idea what to expect! #bookclubbook #bookclub

peanutnine I love this cover 5mo
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Neuromancer | William Gibson
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I can‘t quite describe this book in words that would summarize it in a complete and whole way. It reads like a modern sci-fi style book but the impact of it makes me think of modern classics like 1984 or Fahrenheit 451. The book leaves a lot to your own imagination, being vague in some areas but also extremely specific in others. I absolutely thought this book was an excellent read and look forward to reading it again!

Vansa So true. The best description I would be able to come up with would be 'The Matrix' but darker and grittier! 5mo
451Degrees @Vansa Agreed! It‘s hard to capture it in words! 5mo
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Stardust. Neil Gaiman | Neil Gaiman
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❤️❤️

RavenclawOwlCat Omg at first I thought that said “slave” themselves 5mo
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Neuromancer | William Gibson
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My favorite part about this book is Molly‘s obsession with breakfast😂 every chapter she mentions getting breakfast at any time of day and I love it😂 just leave the drugs out😬

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Neuromancer | William Gibson
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Next book club pick! I have no idea what this book is about and have never heard of it before now. Going in blind we‘ll see how it goes ☺️ #bookclubpick #neuromancer

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Mehso-so

Annnnnnd third book finished today..😬 Book hangover is gonna be something else this week! I really wanted to love this book and for the first section I was intrigued about where the story was going. But about 3/4 of the way through I was just really tired of the main character. In the end she got her happily ever after which I am very happy for her as a character that she stood up for herself. However she started getting on my nerves😬 so so!

RamsFan1963 Are you reading The Dain Curse next? It's one of my favorite Dashiell Hammett books, I'll be interested to see what you thought of it. 6mo
451Degrees @RamsFan1963 that was actually my boyfriends read for today! He just finished it! I keep telling him to get a Litsy but I haven‘t convinced him yet apparently😂 We watched some of the miniseries this weekend and it was really good! He‘s been enjoying the read! 6mo
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Seriously love this book❤️ it was a reread for book club but I was still on the edge of my seat for most of the book! Love the humor and the ups and downs that were inevitable in a story such as this! Pick pick pick!!

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Alright so of course my hunch about the Darkling was right... who would have guessed🤦🏻‍♀️😆 decent read, obviously structured differently than the tv show. Was kept intrigued about where the story was going but not totally crazy about the book. Still a pick though!

Clare-Dragonfly It seems like the TV show is doing both the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology at the same time—is that right? I haven‘t seen it, just curious! 6mo
ShelleyBooksie @Clare-Dragonfly - I was wondering that as I haven't read Shadow and Bine but have read six of crows. 6mo
451Degrees @Clare-Dragonfly @ShelleyBooksie I‘ve heard that! I haven‘t read that one quite yet! 6mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Ok I haven‘t watched all the Netflix show and I‘m only a couple chapters into the book so I might regret saying this... but there‘s something attractive about the Darkling😬. I know we‘re supposed to be rooting for Alina and Mal but right now I‘m ok with the Darkling😬🤷🏻‍♀️ #thingsimightregretsayinglater

Clare-Dragonfly Not my cup of tea personally, but you are far from alone! 7mo
451Degrees @Clare-Dragonfly idk what it is he‘s like mysterious and grumpy 😂 7mo
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Quite true quite true🧪

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With all the exciting Mars stuff going on I decided our next book club book to be The Martian! Anyone else rereading this with all of the big scientific jumps happening on the Red Planet?!

peanutnine Love this book! 7mo
WormForWords Oh this might just be my next read! 7mo
EdnaC This is a great book! 7mo
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Emma | Jane Austen
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Finished two books in one day! Feeling accomplished☺️ What a wonderful book Emma is, and such character development! An absolute classic Jane Austen novel that absolutely gives you secondhand embarrassment and all the happy feels in the end!

lmill4156 Congratulations! I am reading Emma right now! Great book so far! 7mo
451Degrees @lmill4156 hope you‘re enjoying it!!☺️ 7mo
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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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What a wonderful listen! I highly recommend audioing this one as it is voiced by McConaughey himself and who doesn‘t like listening to him talk am I right?!☺️ great lessons, stories, and really just nice knowing that even celebrities have to stop, pause, and wonder “what the heck am I doing?” Very down to earth individual and an absolute hoot!

Bakingbookworm I agree, this was a fantastic audiobook. 7mo
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Emma | Jane Austen
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kspenmoll Beautiful!!! 7mo
chlolovesbooks Pretty 7mo
CaffeineAndCandy Nice 👍 7mo
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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Any excuse to listen to Matthew McConaughey talk for six hours 😂😍 but really I‘ve been excited about this one!🎧

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Mehso-so

I got this for free on Audible so I decided to give it a shot! It‘s actually the first three books in this series in one book which was really nice. However I cannot say I like how this book is written. I liked the story and I like where it was going but honestly the verbiage at times was absolutely cringey. For that I almost gave it a pan but like I said I liked the story. Wish it had better execution!

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Emma | Jane Austen
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Ok does anyone else just hate Mrs. Elton🙄 I mean who hates puppies...😒

jenniferw88 Sorry, but me! Mainly because my Gran's dogs were always badly behaved. I make exceptions for police dogs/dogs for the disabled etc! 8mo
SamAnne Who hates puppies???!!! 8mo
451Degrees @jenniferw88 well there‘s much more to Mrs. Elton than just her hating puppies! Can totally understand the dislike of animals due to past experiences 8mo
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451Degrees @SamAnne and she like really really doesn‘t like them! 8mo
LindaLaforgeAuthor People who dislike animals cannot generally be trusted in my book as they tend to lack compassion and empathy. 6mo
451Degrees @LindaLaforgeAuthor I totally agree! Absolutely untrustworthy she was lol 6mo
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When you stay up a littttttle past your bedtime to finish a book you‘ve been working on for a few months 😬☺️. Absolutely worth the read! Post WWII novel written from the perspective of three different characters following their journey to meeting over one individual, The Huntress.

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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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Was skeptical about continuing this series but so glad I did! Really started to dive into some characters pasts that I was always kind of wondering in the original series. Excited for the last one!

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Emma | Jane Austen
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Sounds like a great school to go to 😬😂

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In the end I just couldn‘t get through it. I was able to finish Sir Gawain but stopped in Pearl. The rest of my book club spoke highly of the short poem Sir Orfeo but I couldn‘t get through Pearl to get there. Shoulda skipped it but hindsight is 20/20. Onto Emma! #bookclubbooks

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Oh. My. God. This book is so... meh😩 I would have bailed so so long ago if this wasn‘t for a book club. I am really not one for poetry and I am struuggglinnggggg. #sendhelp

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Maybe I should start talking to sleep like this when I struggle to get out of bed every morning😬😂😴

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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Well by far these best of the series... I guess it was worth reading on after the first book! I hate to say it but the time apart the main characters had really enhanced the book and the series. It spent more time focusing on Diana‘s magic and the histories that the other books always kinda hinted at that. With that said has anyone read the two books after this one? I always like to finish a series but this reviews seem a bit meh... Thoughts?

Vansa Definitely finish the series! I absolutely loved Time's Convert, I think Deborah Harkness has a great talent in weaving in historical events with paranormal romance. 9mo
451Degrees @Vansa thank you! I‘ve been trying to figure out if I want to keep going or not! I‘m gonna give it a go😊 9mo
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Catching up on my book club book with this gem😍 I‘m not allowed to sit by myself EVER😂 were bundled up and ready for the incoming weather in Portland, OR! How‘s the weather where everyone else is?❄️❄️ #finankitten #catsoflitsy #snuggles

MsMelissa No bad weather here at the moment, just freezing temperatures 🥶 9mo
451Degrees @MsMelissa keep warm!! 🔥 9mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 9mo
Bookzombie I live in San Antonio, TX and we have more cold than we know what to do with. We may see as low as 7 degrees F on Monday. 😳 Stay warm and snuggly! 9mo
451Degrees @Bookzombie holy cow you guys are cold down there!! Stay warm!! 9mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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I haven‘t been watching the Discovery of Witches tv show but the more into this series I get the more I am realizing how much better Gallowglass is than Matthew😬😍 #scotsman #cantsaynotoascots #gentleman #bookhubs

fredamans The show is fantastic!! 9mo
451Degrees @fredamans I‘ll have to check it out!!😊 9mo
KarouBlue True story!! ♥️ 9mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Super much better than the first book. Much more captivating and felt like the story was going somewhere. Diana and Matthew still have their cringey relationship moments but it‘s all apart of the story! Continuing on!

SnowFlower I have been meaning to start this series because I heard it was good😊 does the first book move slow ? 10mo
451Degrees @SnowFlower it does move a bit slow but it seems to be picking up as the story goes along. Worth a try!!! 10mo
SnowFlower @451Degrees thank you!! Excited to give it a try! 10mo
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AvidReader25 I may have to check this out. I felt the same way you did about the first book and so I never read the second one. 10mo
451Degrees @AvidReader25 yeah I was debating continuing after the first one but the second one didn‘t have a better storyline. Like I said still was eye rolling at some parts tho🙄🤣 10mo
AvidReader25 @451Degrees maybe I‘ll just have to go in with low expectations. 😆 9mo
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Discovery of Witches | Deborah Harkness
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I so so so wanted very much to like this book but it just couldn‘t get all the way to a pick. I‘ve begun to think of this series as an upscale Twilight if you will and there are parts where Diana and Matthew get cringy😩 I‘m continuing the story because I‘m curious but my hopes are not high for an awestruck story😬

snowpaws94 I totally felt this way too! I felt like there was so much focus on the relationship, but the witchy stuff and her research were more interesting to me. 10mo
451Degrees @snowpaws94 right?! I was like ok this is getting to be wayyy to much like twilight (which I loved reading when I was younger😆) but the second book kinda dives more into histories and witchy things so I liked it much better! 10mo
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