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Char

Joined February 2017

Traveling down rabbit holes and through magic wardrobes.
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Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
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The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit
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Talon by Julie Kagawa
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Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
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Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriquez (Illustrator)
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Pickpick

This was a fun little cozy mystery; and I enjoyed it. It was a nice light read with enough twists to keep you wondering.

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So this was one of the books I read this weekend. I was a little hesitant given my opinion of the last one, but I liked this one a good amount.

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas

"We all bear scars, Dorian. Mine just happen to be more visible than most."

Love this line

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Finished this one last night. I loved that two of my favorite characters were the focus of this one. I didn't feel like it flowed as well as some of the previous books. But what sealed the so-so rating was the last line. I'm not gonna give a spoiler but the last chapter seemed rushed and then to end it that way killed me.

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The Martian | Weir, Andy

I finished reading this one this afternoon. I will say that I definitely liked this one better than Artemis. The inner dialogue was much more enjoyable. Also the switching between Mars and Earth scenes flowed well. Definitely glad I read this one.

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The Martian | Weir, Andy

Came across this line and as an engineer it made me laugh.
"Once I got home, I sulked for a while. All my brilliant plans foiled by thermodynamics. Damn you, Entropy!"

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Quizzes | Sue Boylan
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So I took this quiz tonight. Not really sure about the selection. Most were academic obligatory books. 🙄
https://www.buzzfeed.com/beverleyanngrannell/if-you-have-read-at-least-half-of-t...

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City of Endless Night | Lincoln Child, Douglas J Preston
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So finished this one tonight. I must say I do really like how the writing styles of the authors melds together so well. This one wasn't a heart pausing as say The Relic but it was a nicely pieced story with some nice turns. I did find myself somehow going from what seemed like chapter 5 to 33 in no time yesterday.

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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So I finished this one earlier, today. I have to say I'm a bit mixed on it. The story line was pretty good, but the rolling commentary by Jazz was a bit nerve grating at times in my opinion. I haven't read The Martian yet, but I would be willing to give it a go.

JuliaTheBookNerd The Martian is soooooooo much better than this book! You should definitely give it a read, you won‘t be disappointed 😊❤️ 2y
Char @JuliaTheBookNerd I'll have to give it a go then. 2y
MelAnn The Martian is really good! 2y
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Artemis | Andy Weir

So I packed this one to bring on my one day out and in trip for work. Currently I'm over 80% finished with it. Reading it in the course of 2 flights wasn't the plan. If I have time after I get back to the airport tomorrow I may need to buy another book for the return flight.

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On to book 3 from the library haul.

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Future Shock | Elizabeth Briggs
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Second book finished this weekend. I have been in a bit of a reading slump lately. Nothing has really grabbed me and said sit, sit you must read me now. This one is an interesting twist of time travel into the future. I liked it.

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Fire and Bone | Rachel A Marks
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So I got this one at the library yesterday, and pretty throughly devoured it afterward. 😁 It was my first try of this author and I very much enjoyed it. The story unfolds as told by the point of view of the two main characters. It was a fun read, and I hope the story will continue.

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Because it's only fair to enable and share this on the day of our #PotterHeadSwap opening day. 😁.
https://www.pottermore.com/news/new-hogwarts-house-editions-of-chamber-of-secret...

June 26 you can get your house version of HP and the Chamber of Secrets 20 year anniversary

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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@Gissy @JenlovesJT47 oh my, I'm bouncing like a little kid at Christmas! Thank you so, so much, you picked awesome things and spoiled me !!! I got books I didn't have, a new journal, wicked cool mug - it's Gryffindor 🤗 and coasters too. Do you see the Funko Pop?!!?!! I can't wait to hang the poster - it's perfect. The special bookplates are great and the tea I can't wait to try. The bookmark made me smile.

Gissy I'm so happy you liked it. You said wanted the special edition of Ravenclaw HP book, and said that didn't have other books of HP or any funko. So those are the items chosen thinking in your tbr. I love the art print I thought it was convenient. I'm thinking to buy one for me later☺️I love swaps because it is a way to make others happy! I hope you are happy with your box! 📚❤️ 2y
Char @Gissy I am so far beyond just "happy". You completely rocked!! I had gotten the special edition of the Gryffindor version but the Ravenclaw looked so spectacular in the pictures. I'm so chuffed with it. 2y
JenlovesJT47 🤓💚🤓 2y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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@Gissy @JenlovesJT47

Oh my gosh this was what I found when I opened my box from Gissy. Yummy chocolate and lots of packages.

Gissy I hope you like everything! I'm nervous😬😳 2y
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"Then her tiny umbrella burst open wider and expanded into a six-foot canopy of pink ruffles.".

What a wonderful mode of escape - jumping from a building and floating with an umbrella/parachute.?

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Finally getting a chance to read some of this ARC. So far I am loving it - a great tale so far.

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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@Gissy @JenlovesJT47 #Potterheadswap

My box came today!!! Can't wait to see inside 🤗

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
Gissy Nice!!! I was a little nervous but it arrived on time. At least your box arrived in better condition that the one I sent for #EasterBasketBookSwap but I hope every item is ok. I hope you like what I chose for you! Few more days👏👏👏👏 2y
Char @Gissy I was nervous it would come today since it was pouring for most of the day. But I was here when the Postman came. The weight surprised me when I grabbed it from the step for sure. So I'm very curious. 😁 2y
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Gissy @Char you will see! I read very well your wish list! ❤️🤗 2y
Char @Gissy now that's an evil comment - a dangling carrot if there ever was one lol 2y
Gissy @Char 😀 2y
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So today has been a bit less than fun at work, so I was a bit drained when I came home. But then I saw this quiz. https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasminnahar/everyone-has-a-marvel-character-that-matche...

Groot is one of my favorites and this is very cool.

Alfoster I got Valkyrie. 2y
Ddzmini Grout 😍 2y
Ddzmini Let me try this again... Groot 😍 2y
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Classic Fairytales | Belinda Gallagher
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So I took a lazy afternoon break to take this fairy tale character quiz. Who do you get?

http://www.playbuzz.com/katherinemcardle10/what-fairy-tale-character-are-youhick...

Gissy Love that photo! 👌🏼 2y
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So I finally took the quiz some of you took the other day.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/erinm4467e5c3e/everyone-is-a-combination-of-two-harry-p...

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Devil and the Bluebird | Jennifer Mason-Black
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#funkopopswap @JenlovesJT47 @silentrequiem I finally got to open my box, I finally got to open my box! A totally awesome box by the way! Maybe worth the month wait- maybe. 😋 So beyond excited that you got me Groot!!! 😍. I haven't seen the Star-Lord one - so wicked!The books are awesome too, thank you so very much. Now to just figure which to read first.

silentrequiem Yay! Glad you like it! And if course I had to get you Groot! And then Star-Lord because he'll go with the Rocket you already had and your new Groot. 😉 Hope you enjoy the books! I haven't read the two off your the list though they are also on mine. Lol. 2y
Char @silentrequiem I noticed that looking through your list too lol. I'm excited to read the Devil and Bluebird, it sounds quite interesting. 2y
silentrequiem @Char Also I had really meant to send you some tea as well but life got super hectic with the move and it never happened. Sorry! 😳 2y
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Char @silentrequiem no worries at all. You just moved and trust me I know how crazy that can. 2y
JenlovesJT47 Awesome! 💚 2y
Char @JenlovesJT47 thank you for hosting such awesome swaps ! 2y
Gissy 👏👏👏👏📚❤️❤️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 🤗 2y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Gissy 😍🎁👏👏👏So excited. Thank you in advanced! My box to you will be mailed as soon as I received what I ordered. 2y
Char @Gissy no worries at all! 😊 2y
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
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Funko Universe | John Layman, Georgia Ball, Caleb Goellner
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JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
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Saga, Volume 3 | Brian K Vaughan
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Everyone Has A Book Genre That Matches Their Personality

What's your's?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rinri/if-you-were-a-book-what-genre-would-you-be-3c8kx?...

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WanderingBookaneer Thank you for sharing! 2y
Char 😀 2y
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Real education doesn't make your life easy. It complicates things and makes everything messy and disturbing."

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SLAM! #1 | Pamela Ribon
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If you are curious at all about Roller Derby give this one a try. It follows two girls from their first skate to becoming great players and the up and downs their friendship takes too.

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The book opens with an immediate suicide and then carries the reader on a course of twists and turns that are at times pretty dark and often quite surprising. I think it was a great debut book for the author as well.

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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton

The beginning was neat, had fun intrigue and quite a bit of compulsion to turn the pages fast. But the end left me more with a deflated "oh" than anything else.

Libby1 I agree. 2y
ReadingSusan Omg every book of hers I can‘t finish. 2y
Char @Libby1 I was disappointed because i really had liked the beginning 2y
Char @ReadingSusan this was the first of hers I tried. Not sure i wilk actively seek another 2y
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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton

Delightfully intriguing so far. There is a lovely suspense that has me compelled to read just a bit more each time i pass the book. Plenty of bits that will have you questioning and wondering. Definitely liking it so far.

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Still a pick for me, but this one leaves a lot open. Jane has moved from being an independent loner to having quite a support network and a full house at the moment. I'm curious to see how thr next book develops.

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The Witchfinder's Sister | Beth Underdown
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"that understanding a book is not the same as being able to spell out all of the words."

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Magic Burns | Ilona Andrews
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I'm glad i tried this second book. Already understanding the world development, made this book easily enjoyable right out of the gate. The interaction between Curran and Kate is positively snarky. I love it. I definitely recommend it.

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Just finished this, love the addition of the Young boys. There were enough twists and little hangers, I can't wait to read the next one.

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Red Sister | Mark Lawrence

I followed because I thought that if I turned back then I would keep turning back, turning away from every other fear, from every new thing ...

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Red Sister | Mark Lawrence
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Moving on to book 2 of this #LitsyPartyofOne

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My #LitsyPartyOfOne started a little late, but I stayed up till around 230a reading this. I ended at a "wait, what just happened" point, so i'm quite eager to get back to reading asap.

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Ok this is more of a rant, I will be honest. Of the books i have read lately, there have been at least 3; that have referenced the copper smell of blood. One used the reference across the entire book. I can't remember exactly what copper smells like... but blood, blood smells like iron.

Thus blatant incorrect reference in so many books just irked me. If you are talking about vampires or bloody fights know the right blood references, please.

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Pickpick

The who done it aspect of this book was spot on. The steady twists last and will keep you wondering. If you prefer a dark macarbe style this might be a pick for you.

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Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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The idea of a steampunk, alternative history of WW1 intrigued me to pick this last weekend at the library. The story is develops with the Central Powers, known as Clankers, using mechanical war machines, opposed the Allies, known as Darwinists, that fabricate genetic creatures. The concept was neat; but I would say that the story didn't fully grab me enough to pick it fully but i liked it more than a so-so. I would be willing to read the next one.

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My house edition came in the mail today. Its lovely!!

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The Book Jumper | Mechthild Glaser

"one day I would have to decide where I wanted to spend my life. With Will in the fabulous world of words, in which everything and everyone was controlled by invisible authors. Or without him in the real world, whose stories were even more exciting because they were written by life."

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Mehso-so

I honestly am mixed on this. The story was good, the different take on the general classes of species was interesting. The development of the key world factor of tech and magic was lacking. It felt like i had picked up a book in the middle of a series, instead of the first one. The first few chapters were tough at times. Given that though,after finishing the book, i probably will give Magic Burns a chance.

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The Love Interest | Cale Dietrich
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So excited! My first BOTM box came today.

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Pickpick

I have been really enjoying this series, and like the main character quite a bit. The last few chapters felt a bit rushed to cram a bunch in but overall it was enjoyable. I will be curious to see the further character development in the next book.

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn

My favorite line i think.

"When I most had need of you, you did not leave me. Whatever this thing is that makes us different, this thing that makes quicksilver of us when the rest of the world is mud, it binds us. To break that would be to fly in the face of nature."

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn

"Whether we speak now or later, it does not matter, my lord. I am a hunter by trade, you know. I have a great deal of practice in waiting patiently for my kill."

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Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn

"That was the true measure of his character; even at the height of his irritation he would never let me fall." Veronica describing Stroker