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InLibrisVeritas

Joined May 2016

Slytherin, Blogger, & Geek Extraordinaire - BBBBC Fantasy/Sci-Fi Book Club
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A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab
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This was one of my most coveted editions of Harry Potter, and thanks to and thanks to another collector I now own a copy. It's always been a book a bit too expensive for me to but, but she had it at the right price atthe right time.

This is the hard to find Scholastic School Market edition which was printed in 2008, with only one printed and only offered in US schools during book fairs I believe.
I am super excited to finally own it.

BookwormAHN Nice, love the cover 👏🏻 4d
swishandflick Cool! 4d
IndyHannaJones Oh my.... 4d
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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It's time for a new read #BBBBC! This is one I am incredibly excited to get to!

Schnoebs Graduating this month so I‘ll have my life back and will be definitely joining this time around! Already have my copy of the book 🥰 3w
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cobwebmoth Looking forward to this one! 3w
imyril Oooooh I wonder if I can squeeze this in. I really want to read it (but hooboy deadlines at the moment) 3w
Caroline2 I‘ve already read this one but I‘m looking forward to hear what people think. 👍🏻 3w
Laughterhp I read this one last year! See ya for the next nomination round! 😊 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m going to try to read Achilles and this one, I‘ve heard both are great. 3w
RJHowe It‘s in my TBR pile, time to dive in 3w
eri.reads I've read, but looking forward to the discussion. 😁♥️ 3w
suvata Amazing book 3w
TheSpineView I downloaded the audible book. Thought I might listen and read at the same time. 3w
BookwormAHN I read it last year, but I'm excited for the discussion. 3w
LittleBug Would love to join for this one, but we have a baby due to arrive🥰🥰 not sure how much time I‘ll have to read those first months🥴 3w
Eyelit Yay! 3w
InLibrisVeritas @LittleBug No worries! You can always read it when you do have time later in the year and post your thoughts with the hashtag. I hope you enjoy your time with your little one 😊 3w
InLibrisVeritas @TheSpineView That's what I plan to do! 3w
InLibrisVeritas @Schnoebs Awesome! And congratulations on the pending graduation!! 3w
LittleBug Will do! And Thanks😘 3w
swatreads Yay I'm going to start this soon! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely joining in on this one. I just finished The Song Of Achilles and loved it. This one‘s already on my shelf! 3w
Gezemice I loved this last year. So much I will be re-reading it for the book group! 2w
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Sorry for the delay guys! Here are your second set of questions ! #BBBBC

I went to post yesterday and found out that canva didnt save the file like I thought it did. 😅 So had to come up with new questions because I couldn't remember the previous set.

cobwebmoth This is part of what bothered me. What makes him any better than the others? Nothing really. We just want him to win because we've been following him, but we can't even know for sure that he's the "right" one. I think it would be very tempting to look into other universes, but I wouldn't give up my current children for any alternative. 3w
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Laughterhp I don‘t know if I‘d be willing to kill myself or another version on myself. They all were obsessed with getting back to one version of reality that I didn‘t really understand. I don‘t know if Jason1 deserved his family more than the other Jason‘s. He‘s definitely better than the other Jason who started the whole thing. I like my life, I don‘t know if I would want to explore other realities. 3w
TheSpineView @cobwebmoth I agree with you. We just feel a connection to that Jason because we have become invested in his story. I actually would like to the an alternate universe that has no wars and everyone lives in harmony with nature and others. 3w
BookwormAHN I think it would be too weird to have to take my life back from myself. I'm not sure what I would do. We definitely feel more of a connection with Jason 1 because we are invested in his story. He does seem better the the second one but we don't really get to meet or see what the others have been through. The weird thing is that in no reality does Amanda follow him back to his universe. Yes, I would definitely want to check out new realities. 3w
cherinium I agree with the consensus that the reader is made to feel sympathetic to Jason 1 by presenting his path as "the real Jason." I was definitebothered by the idea of having to fight against alternate versions of oneself. I believe his wife was confronted with an impossible choice at the end. I don't think I'd have any interest in visiting alt realities. I 2nd guess my choices enough as it is. I wouldn't want the added layer of knowing what may have been 3w
RJHowe That is the beautiful ambivalence if the novel. That all perspectives on justice are relative. Or are they? And the ones who are willing to murder for dominance not inferior in some way? 3w
RJHowe Oh...and thanks for the great thought provoking questions! 3w
HufflepuffGirl90 I really felt sympathetic to Jason1, but at the same time, who‘s to say he was the “right” one. Was there a right one, really, and what makes that Jason better than all the others? Such an interesting idea that we root for Jason1 just because he is the one with the steady perspective in the book. I think it would be interesting to visit other realities, but without the life choices that made those possible, I definitely wouldn‘t want to switch 3w
swatreads I think yes....i understood and was empathetic to jason 1 because we know the story from his perspective only. If i find myself in a parallel universe living a life i like better then i would probably go live that life given that my parents are the same even there😊 3w
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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The first set of questions are here #BBBBC! I am curious as to how you all enjoyed this one! It's an interesting mix of genres, packed into an almost light read.

#scififantasybookclub

Laughterhp 1. I enjoyed the book. There was a lot going on, my eyes glazed over a bit at some parts, but it also felt like a light read. I‘m glad I read it, but I don‘t know if I would read another book my Blake Crouch. 2. I would probably freak out just like Jason did. I would probably try and find someone else I knew in my old world to see what was going on. 3. Reading about the multiverse was interesting, they made it seem real in this book. 4w
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InLibrisVeritas @Laughterhp I am in the same boat as you, I don't really feel the urge to grab more of his work even though I enjoyed it. 4w
bookandcat I liked it, I don't know if I'll pick up his Pines series but I'd be up for other stand alones. I would completely freak out if it were me though, lol. Multiverse theory is a very legit physics theory so I enjoy the fun of seeing it play out here even if I don't think this is the actuality of how a real multiverse would function. It's like a pulpier more action packed take on physics compared to Donnie Darko's slower more think-heavy take. 4w
BookwormAHN 1. This was a reread for me and I think I enjoyed it more the second time. I would probably read more by him. 2. O think I would plead amnesia until I figured out what was going on. 3. I found the idea of the multiverse fascinating but it was a little too much by the end of the book with that many versions of him running around. 4w
TheSpineView 1. I enjoyed it even though it was a reread for me. I would like to read more by Crouch. 2. I am sure I would freak some if I was in the same situation. Even though I normally keep a cool head. 3. I liked the use of the multiverse in the plot. It made it seem plausible. I am not really a believer in that particular theory. 4w
cherinium I loved reading this book. I found the multiverse theory to be a great vehicle for the plot. My brain starts to cramp when I begin to think of multiverse being a real thing. It feels more comforting to believe that there is only one reality. I think I would be horribly depressed at the prospect at losing my entire life if I woke in a similar situation. I would read more by Crouch, but I probably won't seek it out. 4w
cobwebmoth It was just okay for me. I liked Pines a lot better. I think I've just read too many books and comics that deal with multi-verse theory. I'd like to think I would react better to the situation he faced, but I'd probably just have a panic attack. 4w
swatreads I loved the book. I find multiverse theme very exciting. And if i were to wake up like that i would be scared to death! I'd love to read more books by Blake Crouch. Pines is in my Tbr. I don't believe in multiverse obviously but i think the idea of a parallel universe is very interesting and imagining yourself in another world living a different life is so thrilling! 4w
BethM I liked it and I‘d try other books by him of similar nature. The multiverse fascinates me. I found the first half of the book slow and then it picked right up! 4w
RJHowe Loved the book and am sure to read more. I am a strong believer in the multiverse theory since it was proposed by author Michael Moorcock. Current physics seems to suggest he was right. 3w
RJHowe How would I react? Hard to say. I have read some much alt earth fiction and current physics at least I would have a grounding. 3w
Eyelit I enjoyed this book from start to finish - what a ride! I‘ll definitely check out more of Crouch‘s work (didn‘t he do that Pines series?) I don‘t know that I‘d be quite as functional as Jason in the beginning but I definitely had a lot of the same troubleshooting thoughts as him throughout so I‘d like to think I‘d do ok eventually. 😁 the multiverse theory is fascinates me and I‘m all for it 3w
InLibrisVeritas @Eyelit I believe he did do the Pinee series! I'd probably be extremely angry right away, and probably end up worse off than he did when he tried running 😂 3w
InLibrisVeritas @RJHowe I think the multiverse theory is incredibly cool, but the small primative part of me is freaked out by it 😂 But I think I'd have some grounding initially too, I'd just be upset that some other version of me thought that this switch would be okay 3w
HufflepuffGirl90 Late to the party (sorry guys). But I loved the book, was totally hooked from the beginning. I definitely don‘t think I would have done as well as Jason did in the beginning. I‘d like to think I would, but let‘s be honest, I would be freaking out. I love the idea of multiverses. 😊 3w
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Only a few days until the #BBBBC discussion of Dark Matter! I am polishing off my reread and double checking my questions. 💚

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Hey #BBBBC, if you are a audible member today's daily deal is Circe for only $3.95!

It's the perfect time to grab our next group read!

#scififantasybookclub

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#BBBBC And the winner by the barest margin is Circe by Madeline Miller!!

We will start this one on May 1st, and our discussion will begin in the last three days of June!

Absolutely everyone is welcome to join in on the fun, and I can add you to the group updates list so you can stay on top of nominations,voting, and club reads!

#scififantasybookclub

Myhusbandhatesreading I LOVED this book. I did the audio and it was great!!! 2mo
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InLibrisVeritas @Myhusbandhatesreading Awesome! I am glad to hear that, I'll probably pick up the audio version as well. 😊 2mo
Bookgirl 🙋🏻‍♀️add me please! Love sci-fi and fantasy 2mo
daena So excited to read this!! 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @Bookgirl Added!! Welcome 💚 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! I am IN! 2mo
Eyelit Yay! 2mo
imyril Oh hey here‘s a motivation to clear my TBR in April or adjust my conscience ...did it twitch? 2mo
Gezemice I have listened to this last year, but maybe I re-read... or re-listen. Fabulous. 2mo
InBooksILive I have this one but haven't read it yet for some reason! Now I have a reason to start it 😊 2mo
swatreads Yay can't wait for this one! 2mo
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Just a reminder that voting is still open for a few more days!
Every vote counts!

#BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y7MWK7H

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It's time to vote #BBBBC! I apologize for being late, I have a new job lined up and I am kind of out of sorts right now 😅

But as always you guys have some epic suggestions and now have a difficult task ahead of you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y7MWK7H

wanderinglynn Congrats on the new job! 👏🏻🥳 2mo
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wordslinger42 Congratulations on your new job! 😊 2mo
TheSpineView Wow, new job! Congratulations!😀 2mo
daena Congratulations on your new job! 2mo
LittleBug Congrats on the new job!🥳 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good for you! Good luck, you got this!! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And voted! 2mo
Eyelit Voted. Congrats on job!! 2mo
Laughterhp Voted! Good luck with the new job! 2mo
phatsallylee Voted and good luck! 2mo
BookwormAHN Done and congratulations on the new job 😸 2mo
Caroline2 Done! And good luck with the new job! 👍🏻 2mo
bookandcat Voted and gl w work! 2mo
Gezemice thank you and good luck with the new job! 2mo
BethM Done! 2mo
mutlee Voted! Lots of good options. 2mo
tonyahoswalt Voted! Looking forward to seeing the results. 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan I voted yesterday! It was so hard! 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan Yay for a new job! 2mo
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Faces of Thedas: A Dragon Age RPG Sourcebook | Alyc Helms, Jack Norris, Lisa Adams, Jamie Wood, Stephen Michael Dipesa, Justin Harris, Matt Miller, Oz Mills, Ryan Schoon
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My Faces of Thedas book finally came in, and I am in love! This is a character/organization supplement to the Dragon Age tabletop rpg by Green Ronin. It's a must if you've played the game before and want to add in some familiar names to your campaign. 😍😍

BrieT2016 ❤️❤️ 2mo
wordzie 😎 2mo
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It's time to nominate again #BBBBC! We are back on Fantasy for May and June! Deadline is March 18th!
1 nomination per person!
No sequels, unless standalone
Please try to make sure they have ebooks and physical copies available!

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TheSpineView I with @sebrittain or Novice, book 1 of The Summoner series, by Taran Matharu 2mo
daena Literally want to read all of the above choices! I‘ll nominate a book that is on the top of my tbr and I‘d love to read with others (edited) 2mo
Gezemice Well I am going to be reading Foundation soon... 2mo
Gezemice @sebrittain Circe is amazing! 2mo
OnePageAtATime This looks like a really good book 2mo
BethM @InLibrisVeritas I just found out about this! I totally want in! My nomination would be 2mo
wordslinger42 Oh no, Litsy didn't notify me that you tagged me in a comment!! Excited to be back to fantasy! 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @BethM I added you to the member list! Welcome! ❤ 2mo
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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms | George R. R. Martin
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Books from yesterdays thrift haul! I was excited about all of them, until I got them home and read reviews ?
The top 3 are apparently either very politically biased "history" or not informative, so those are a bust.

Merrick by Anne Rice
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
My Life by Bill Clinton
Decision Points by George W. Bush
(I am trying to read books by/about each president)

RainyDayReading I had to read parts of George Washington‘s Secret Six for a history class and I found it to be extremely dry and hard to understand at times. 2mo
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I went to the library bag sale today and came home with a ton of books. I'll have to take pictures tomorrow when I have better lighting.

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New books! Minus a library book that I forgot to grab.
For review: Poison in the Colony by Elisa Carbone

Used Books: The Hidden Maze by Rick Riordan Ptolmey's Gate by Jonathan Stroud, The Ring of Solomon by Johnathan Stroud, and The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Library: The Willful Princess and the Pieblad Prince by Robin Hobb (tagged book since I forgot it)

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Decided to finally start this massive tome and so far I am loving it! I am listening to the audio and following along in the library book so I can check out the illustrations. I really want to buy my own copy now. 😍

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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And back on track! Our new book is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch!!

I am so curious to see how everyone likes this one and how it holds up on a reread!

As always if you would like to be added to the announcement tag list or removed, let me know! Thank you all for joining each month, and for the wonderful discussions ❤❤ #BBBBC

mcipher Awww, I wish I hadn‘t already read this and also overcommitted to other books - I think this would be such a fun discussion!! 3mo
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InLibrisVeritas @mcipher You are welcome to join the discussion when it comes around, the more the merrier! 3mo
TheSpineView I already read too. It is really good so hoping to find time to reread. 😊 3mo
Eyelit Excited for this one (and that I finally have the time to actually participate)! 3mo
daena 50 pages in and loving it. 3mo
Samplergal Oh wow. It was a wow book! 3mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Very excited to read this one! And if you could add me to announcements, I‘d appreciate it 😊 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @HufflepuffGirl90 Added! Glad to have you join us! 3mo
Elma So the discussion for this one starts the end of next month? If so, I'd like to join. I already have too many books to read this month, but this has been on my list and I should be able to read it next month. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @Elma Yep! We pick one book for every two months that way it's a bit more relaxed and gives people more time to work with around their normal reading and lives. I'll add you to the list! 3mo
Elma @InLibrisVeritas Yay! Thank you! 3mo
Gezemice I have read this one already and I liked it. I will join the discussion but won‘t re-read. 3mo
RJHowe Got a chance to read this on along plane ride yesterday. Totally awesome read. Thanks to the club for pushing it to the top of my TBR. Now I can‘t wait for the discussion. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @RJHowe Awesome! I am so glad you enjoyed it! We are here to help your TBR shrink (and grow threefold 😂) 3mo
OnePageAtATime I'd like to join in on the discussion this looks like a good book 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @OnePageAtATime I'll add you to the list now! Welcome! ❤ 2mo
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Every single villain that is a women is or ends up naked ?

It's just stupid. Like I get weird animalistic creatures like water hags being naked, but why would someone wear just a skirt? Its not cultural because they wore clothes before being evil. It's like the soap opera rule where if the guy's collar is unbuttoned he's "bad".

imyril Ugh, that sort of thing really annoys me. 3mo
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You know us women, so mysterious and whimsical. 🙄
The more I try to get into anything Witcher related the more certain I am that it's just not for me. The world is interesting enough but the characters and the dialogue leave so much to be desired

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Here are the last sets of questions for The Final Empire! As always take your time answering them, and make sure to mark any spoilers!

#BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

cobwebmoth I do think that the Lord Ruler was keeping something in check. I'm very curious about the history of their world. I'm hoping that my questions will be answered as I continue the series. 3mo
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LittleBug 7. I think both! It was his hubris that made him do what he did and believe it was because he was a god. The way society shaped itself around him and his believes, turned him into a type of protector. A deadly, evil protector, but still… What I think he didn‘t realise until the end, was that Kel had tried to provide the people with something new to believe in… But then there‘s the Deepness... (edited) 3mo
LittleBug 8. Some people need to believe in something, especially those who have been raised without any alternative ways of thinking. In that way I understand why Kell did what he did. But then, the Lord Ruler was also convinced that what he did was for the good of the people… The big difference between the Lord Ruler and Kell, was that Kell sacrificed himself for the his cause, instead of placing himself in an active role at the middle of those believes.. 3mo
LittleBug 9. I didn‘t get much further than that it must have been some kind of cataclysmic, or even apocalyptic event. I had the impression that maybe it was caused by previously powerful people, but then I started wondering if that might be a story the Lord Ruler created, because his Ascension had somehow caused the changes… 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @LittleBug I agree about the religion, and certainly didnt expect Kell to lay the groundwork he did. I think initially it kind of freaked me out a bit because it felt like manipulation, but people often need to feel as if they are part of something greater in order to take the first steps to bettering their own lives. 3mo
LittleBug @InLibrisVeritas I felt the same. It‘s the kind of thing I can‘t approve of, but can understand... 3mo
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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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I am so sorry about not posting questions yesterday! I had a migraine and I had to put it off to today because I literally came up with 3 questions that were all the same, but written slightly different. 🙄

So here are yesterday's questions! I will try to get the next set up either later this evening or tomorrow!

#BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

jpmcwisemorgan I hope you‘re feeling better! 3mo
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InLibrisVeritas @jpmcwisemorgan I do, thank you! 3mo
InLibrisVeritas I honestly find some of Kell's tactics a little troubling, understandable, but trouble. His ability to write off entire groups of people makes me wonder how things would have progress had he survived to see everything to the end. Would he have came around to Vin's ideas or made a somewhat middle ground between the two? 3mo
MeganAnn @InLibrisVeritas I agree with you! I think he‘s a vigilante type who believed his revolution was the right thing and didn‘t seem to care who got hurt in the process. Towards the end, I was wondering if he was going to end up ruling and if he would end up being just as bad as the Lord Ruler eventually. I could see a definite correlation between Kelsier‘s actions and beliefs and the Lord Ruler‘s thoughts in his journals. 3mo
MeganAnn 5. I would have like the characters to be more rounded and fleshed out. I felt they were kind of flat in many ways as Sanderson concentrated more on the world building and less on the characters. But I did enjoy them anyway and that wasn‘t enough to make me dislike the book. 3mo
LittleBug 4. I agree with the other comments. Although Kel‘s goal is laudable, his methods are very troubling. @MeganAnn The first few chapters I actually wondered if the journal was actually Kel‘s! There was definitely a strong common thread there! 3mo
LittleBug 5. I felt it took a little too long before we started to get to know the characters. And the characterisation felt more in line with YA than with epic fantasy… 3mo
LittleBug 6. The person who wrote the journal was actually quite likeable to me, I was very glad to discover he and the Lord Ruler weren‘t one and the same! I would have liked to see Kel express some more of the doubts expressed in the journal. 3mo
Gezemice @InLibrisVeritas @MeganAnn @Littlebug I agree with everyone. Kelsier was brute-forcing a rebellion, at the same time if you had no change for a thousand years, maybe it is time to do that. And yes, the character development is rather flat and the writing is more YA. As far as the Lord Ruler, we did not know him at all until the very end. Who writes the excerpts is a mystery that Sanderson takes through all three books. 3mo
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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Whew! I am finally getting time to post the first set of discussion questions for you guys!

Feel free to answer in the comments below or in your own post with the tag #BBBBC. Make sure to mark all spoilers!

#scififantasybookclub

jpmcwisemorgan I thought this said final questions and I was so confused as to how I‘d missed the other ones. 3mo
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phatsallylee 1) the story had parts that were very exciting but there were too many slow parts for me. I probably won't read any more in this series but i have steelheart on my tbr 2) sazed and all the religions was very interesting! 3) i think i would choose to be a tineye 3mo
daena Ahhhh. I‘m so behind. I will catch up and revisit the questions. 3mo
cobwebmoth I loved the book. I already bought the next one so that I can continue reading the series. I really liked Sazed. He's an intriguing character. I want all of the powers!😊 3mo
Laughterhp I actually bailed on this book. I read almost 200 pages and just couldn‘t get into it. 😬🤷🏻‍♀️😬 3mo
sebrittain 1) It was a slow start for me, but by the end I loved it. I'll probably keep reading the series. 2) I really liked Ham. 3) probably a soother 3mo
bookandcat The pacing was uneven for me but I thought it was imaginative and will probably finish the series. I liked the girl protagonist but didn't feel like I knew most of the characters as well as I would have liked. I'd probably be a soother because that's my nature lol 3mo
TheSpineView I loved this book. I will definitely read the next book. I want to see were the story is going. I liked all the details and the world building. Since I am a detail person, these kind of books hit all the right notes for me. I do get that it is not for everybody. I would want all the allomancy powers. 3mo
Gezemice I have already finished all three... 😊 I like to go through with series. I liked the world building and the overall plot, and the tiny clues he hides that you can figure. And the Allomancy was great, and highly original. I loved the fight scenes. But I agree with @bookandcat and @phatsallylee that the pacing is uneven. The balls were utterly boring. And Sanderson repeats himself often, and the dialogue is lame. ⬇️ 3mo
Gezemice But I loved the overall story, the revelations, like @TheSpineView . And Sazed is great, @cobwebmoth ! He gets even better in later ones. In the first one, Kelsier was my favorite, and he is greatly missed later. I also liked Vin, but Elend annoyed me. I also want all the powers - the fighting greatly relied on the Mistborn pushing, pulling, flaring pewter, etc. It seems just one is limited too much - although soothing is pretty cool. 3mo
mutlee 1. This was a re-read for me. I enjoyed it even more the second time around. I‘m definitely on the Sanderson fan boat.
2. Most of the characters are pretty likable. Kelsier and Sazed top the list.
3. Well, obviously mistborn is the best, but if I had to choose just one, I‘d probably be a tin eye. I took a silly quiz online, and it confirmed my assumption.
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tonyahoswalt I didn't finish. I got about 150 pages in and was bored, right after a fight scene. I found that fight scene repetitive. Burned this, burned that. I don't know, maybe I just wasn't in the mood. I think I will try again another time. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @tonyahoswalt He is quite repeatitive in this one, so I understand completely. And it's a very slow start too. 3mo
MeganAnn Overall I enjoyed it! It started out slow and took me awhile to get into it. However the world building is great and the magic system with the different metals is interesting. Sanderson is a bit repetitive and many of the characters are flat. I agree with those above who mentioned that the pacing is uneven. When I got to a slow chapter, it was hard to keep going but once it picked up again I had to find out what happened. 3mo
MeganAnn I did love Vin and Kelsier so finding out where they were going was enough to keep me reading. And Sazed was very cool. I loved the idea that he was collecting religions so they wouldn‘t be forgotten. Not sure yet if I‘ll read the rest of the trilogy, but maybe if I‘m in the right mood. I want to be a Mistborn and have all the powers of course! 3mo
LittleBug A little late to the game... 1. I loved this book! The second one in the series went straight on my Wishlist and my wonderful hubby gave it to me for my birthday. Now to find the time to actually read it 😉I also have another Sanderson Series in my TBR stack, and am rereading the WoT Series that he finished… I‘m well on my way to becoming a fan 😉 3mo
LittleBug 2. Kel actually annoyed me a little, until I started to understand what he was trying to do. I instantly liked Vin, might be some mother instinct kicking in. Sazed was VERY fascinating, I like that we got a bot more of a glimpse of what he can do, I‘m hoping the next books will show us more. 3mo
LittleBug 3. I‘d go for the Gold one…the one that allows for a glimpse into the past. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @LittleBug Happy Belated Birthday! I am so glad you enjoyed his work enough to continue forward. He is one of my favs and has such rich worlds/ideas. I loved Sazed, and his abilities were incredible. I really want to see more of him too! 3mo
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Far Away | Lisa Graff
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I kind of forgot to post my last two book "hauls" so now you get three in one!
Thank you to Philomel Books, Randomhouse Kids and Kathy Dawson Books for Far Away, The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter, and Samantha Spinner!

I purchased another volume of The Best Scifi and Fantast of the Year (4), and grabbed a few things from my library. (Harrowing the Dragon, Fire and Blood, and Black Panther Vol. 1&2)

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The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Trying to spend some time with The Final Empire & take some notes for #BBBBC ?

I have been really stressed The library job is starting to show it's bad side. I am finding that my coworkers are "whisperers" who talk about people, & there are some policies that are baffling. EX: If you don't have anything to do behind the desk, you can't read. Though I have seen them play on phones & the computer ? I feel the odd one out most days ??‍♀️

RainyDayReading I‘m sorry that they‘re “whisperers” 😞 that‘s always so frustrating to work with. I had a similar situation at a previous work place except it was all guys! Didn‘t really expect that kind of thing from them but 🤷🏼‍♀️ I hope things become less stressful for you! 3mo
cobwebmoth Aw, that stinks. I hope things improve for you soon. 3mo
GlassAsDiamonds 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ Arbitrary Idiocy, the worst kind! Hope it gets better.... ?? 3mo
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InLibrisVeritas @RainyDayReading It is very frustrating. I just dont understand why they all just passive aggressively go after each other for small easily fixed issues. I unfortunately have great hearing, so I have already heard one about me (the reading thing). They chose to talk about it first, before anyone told me it was looked down on. It's just discouraging bc I thought I had gotten away from that. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @GlassAsDiamonds Thanks! I hope so to. It all feels unexpectedly juvenile at times. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @cobwebmoth Thank you, I hope so too. If not, I have backup plans. But I am holding out hope because this is the one job I have wanted for a very long time. 3mo
ravenlee Good luck! I hope things even out for you. 3mo
Dragon I hope things improve. 💐 3mo
Gezemice Sorry to hear that! The relationship to your coworkers is the most important at work. I hope it improves! 3mo
Gezemice @RainyDayReading Oh, guys are the worst gossipers. It is a stereotype that women gossip more. Guys might gossip about different things, but gossiping is not gender dependent. 3mo
RainyDayReading @Gezemice Oh I know it‘s not gender dependent. The guys I were around were just being really petty and gossiping about the things that usually I heard my female coworkers at a previous job gossip about (looks, home life, attitude etc.) It was just such a dramatic flip that it caught me off guard. I knew guys gossiped, but I had never been within earshot when they did to hear it. Until now 🙄 didn‘t mean to offend anyone. 3mo
Gezemice @RainyDayReading Oh I was not offended. Just saying it goes both ways 😊 3mo
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The Mote in God's Eye | Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
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Audible isn't even trying to hide the fact that it's trying to kill my wallet.

I have so many scifi/fantasy books on my wishlist that are now on sale, and it's making my head spin.

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The Sirens of Titan | Kurt Vonnegut
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A few new books from this week!
I have a new copy of Dark Matter for #BBBBC since I decided to trade mine in a few months ago 😅
As well as The Sirens of Titan, volume one of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and The Witcher graphic novel.

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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This is such a powerful read. It reminded me of how little I was taught in school about segregation and the civil rights movement. The artwork is beautiful as well.
I definitely recommend this if you haven't picked it up yet. I'll be grabbing the second and third volumes today hopefully.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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The March/April Sci-fi pick is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch! This was a super close race!

We will start this on Mar. 1st, and the discussion will take place between Apr. 28th and the 30th!

#BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

Caroline2 I‘ve read this one but I‘ll join in for the discussions! 👍🏻 3mo
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imyril Ooh I‘ve heard good things about this one! I‘ll see if I can get hold of it at the library. 3mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Ooo awesome! I‘ll have to pick it up! 3mo
daena Super excited for this! It‘s been sitting on my shelf for a while now. 3mo
Eyelit Yes! I own this one and my April is looking to be slower than usual so I can finally actually participate in the discussions!! 😃 3mo
BookwormAHN This will be a fun reread for me. I love this book 😸 3mo
MeganAnn I just read this in January... so good! I‘ll join in for the discussions 😊 3mo
swatreads I read this one in September last year. Will join in for the discussions💗 3mo
cherinium Great pick! I read this just a couple weeks ago, so I should be fresh and able to participate in the discussion. It was a quick read, so it won't be terrible if I have to reread it to refresh my memory. 3mo
RJHowe Awesome. It is in my TBR pile and just got jumped up the top. 3mo
Gezemice @InLibrisVeritas can you please add me to the list? I just finished Mistborn, it is fun! I have already read Dark Matter, it is very good and thought provoking. (edited) 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @Gezemice Absolutely! 3mo
Gezemice @InLibrisVeritas Thank you! 😊 3mo
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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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My reading for the evening and probably the weekend 💚

#blackathon

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Hey #BBBBC It's time to vote for our next scifi pick!

The poll will close tomorrow, so make sure to get your votes in soon! The tally is very very close right now, so every single vote is needed! If it ends in a tie (very possible) I will do a quick runoff vote.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DSTPPZJ

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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March Book One is my next #blackathon read. I have been wanting to read this for a long time.

I am also giving Ninefox Gambit a second go, since listening to it on audio last year was HIGHLY confusing. I am hoping that a second pass with the text will clear up the story enough for me to judge if I want to continue.

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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My next read for #blackathon is the group read!

After Long Way Down, another book in verse, I am excited to get to this one
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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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So I now get to check out my own books, so bizarre...but also incredibly dangerous. I had to force myself to only grab one before I left work.

This will be for #blackathon . I am hoping since its in verse it will be a quick read.

CoffeeNBooks This is a great book! 4mo
CoffeeK8 This book is amazing! 4mo
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Hey #BBBBC It's time to vote for our next scifi pick! It will close on the 9th, so make sure to get your votes in before then!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DSTPPZJ

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BookwormAHN Done ✔ 4mo
phatsallylee Voted! 4mo
tonyahoswalt Voted! 4mo
daena Completed! 4mo
TK421 Done ✔ 4mo
TheSpineView Voted! 4mo
Laughterhp Done! 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan Voted! Could you post the FB link? I could copy it and I wanted to join. Thanks! 4mo
RainyDayReading Done! 4mo
imyril Voted :) 4mo
mutlee Done! 4mo
Caroline2 Voted! ✅ 4mo
LeshaMac Voted 4mo
wordslinger42 Voted! 3mo
cobwebmoth I voted the other day, and I requested to join the FB group yesterday.☺ 3mo
jpmcwisemorgan Thank you! I sent a request. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @jpmcwisemorgan @cobwebmoth I've added you both! 😊 3mo
cobwebmoth Thank you! 3mo
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Since I am taking part in #blackathon (a YouTube readathon focused on books about/by black characters/authors) I wanted to share some SFF picks that are perfect for it in case anyone else in the #BBBBC wants to join in! Please feel free to recommend more titles here and in the group!

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19703101-blackathon---booktube-readathon-ce...

Samplergal Anything by James Baldwin. 4mo
CoffeeK8 More steampunk, but really great! 4mo
InLibrisVeritas @CoffeeK8 Yes! It's such a good one! I really want to read Clark's other work now! 4mo
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I have spent more time watching YouTube and wanting to read, than actually reading today...

But The Final Empire is going great and I love the magic systems so far! #BBBBC

Also shout out to booktube StarlahReads! She is new to the booktube community and her videos are fantastic!

RainyDayReading Sounds like me all of January 🤣 I want to read...but let me watch just one more Booktube video haha. 4mo
InLibrisVeritas @RainyDayReading It's the worst 😂 Its hours later and I still haven't read anything, but I have subscribed to two new channels. 😋 4mo
AnansiGirl brb 👩🏻‍💻heading over to YouTube to check out her channel 4mo
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The #BBBBC Facebook group has just been created! For those that asked me to make one, I am so sorry for the delay. I am the worst at remembering my own to do lists! 😅

Please feel free to join and start filling it up with your read updates, bookish joy and other geekery.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/297898490868711/?ref=share

MeganAnn I joined!! 😊 4mo
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Library | Sarah Stewart
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I just worked my first day at the library! I am a Circulation Assistant and I am thrilled. This is probably the first job where I have never been overly anxious about it, and the first where the thought of going in the next day doesnt tie my stomach in knots.

Its the regional HQ and it is BUSY!

DarcysMom Congratulations! 4mo
LauraBeth That‘s wonderful- congratulations! 🎉🎉 4mo
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Julsmarshall Congratulations!🎊🍾🎉 4mo
Redwritinghood Wonderful! Congrats! 4mo
DHill Congratulations! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Awesome 👍! 4mo
Texreader Congratulations!!! 4mo
mcipher Congrats!! Sounds like a dream job! 😊 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Yes!! The library is such a wonderful place to be ♥️ 4mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 4mo
Tamra Yay for you!! 4mo
Eyelit Fantastic! 4mo
InLibrisVeritas @mcipher So far it is! 4mo
InLibrisVeritas @Chelsea.Poole It really is! 4mo
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It's time for nominations #BBBBC! It's time for our first Sci-fi pick of 2019!

1 nomination per person! No sequels unless standalone! Must be available in ebook and paperback! Deadline is Feb, 3rd! I will start voting ASAP so we can buy the book ahead of time if we want.

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BookwormAHN Okay, so I may be the only one who hasn't read this but how about 4mo
daena I realized my first choice was more of the steampunk genre. I deleted that nomination and went with another book I have on my TBR. 4mo
TheSpineView I really want to read The Fifth Wave but it comes in at 512 pages so.... instead Old Man's War by John Scalzi 4mo
daena @TheSpineView that sounds great too! 4mo
bookandcat Sleeping Giants, Old Man's War, Space Opera all sound good to me too! The 5th Wave sounds good too and is a YA book so is probably a quicker read. (BTW I've already read The Martian and highly recommend it.) 4mo
MeganAnn @Laughterhp that one sounds quite good! I‘ve already read Sleeping Giants and enjoyed it. I nominate: 4mo
BethM I‘d love to join in on this! I nominate 4mo
RainyDayReading If length isn‘t a factor (because it‘s a little long) I‘ll throw Leviathan Wakes into the mix as well because....it sounds good and why not haha. 4mo
AnneFindsJoy Lots of good books nominated already, but I‘ll add 4mo
RJHowe I would think Space Opera might be a good choice 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookwormAHN That‘s a great book, I‘d definitely reread that one anytime. 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @daena Are you the one that originally posted about The Black God‘s Drums and them removed it? If so, it‘s on kindle sale today for $1.99 in the US if you are interested (& in the US). 4mo
daena @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I did! But later realized it don‘t fit the sci-fi genre. But I do have it on my kindle! Thanks! 4mo
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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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My bookmarks from @That-Bookish-Hiker came today! They are so cute! 😍😍😍

gradcat Yaaasss! Yes, they are!! ❤️ 4mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Yay! So happy you like them! 😊 4mo
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Blogging | Jonathan Yang
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For the first time in a long time I felt up to doing some blog maintenance. I woke up today tired of my old banners and backgrounds, and I already really love the new ones. I'll probably work on replacing the other post banners throughout the week as well.

tpixie 🥳🥳🥳🥳 4mo
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Mom & Me & Mom | Maya Angelou
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Spending today trying to actually get some sort of reading done and keep with my goal of reading one nonfiction book each month.

This is my first Maya Angelou book 💚

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Max and the Midknights | Lincoln Peirce
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So it seems like I got the job at the library! We finalized the schedule and I start Tuesday! I'm super excited, and relieved because I definitely needed this.

DHill Congratulations! 4mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Paperback.Propensity Yayy congratulations 4mo
Bookzombie Congratulations! 4mo
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Max and the Midknights | Lincoln Peirce
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I have been failing at reading this month. It's been a rough one. We are having a bit of a family emergency, I'm still doing interviews for jobs, and I have been battling headaches and migraines. So hopefully I can sit down with one of these today, I need the mental vacation.

squirrelbrain Hope things start to get better soon.... ❤️ 4mo
ravenlee Good luck with the job interviews, and I hope everything else evens out soon. 4mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts and hugs. 4mo
daena Sending positive energy 💚 4mo
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Max and the Midknights | Lincoln Peirce
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This book is so adorable! I was expecting something kind of shallow, but it has a lot of heart to it so far.

I have an early morning tomorrow, so sadly I'll have to put off the rest until the evening.

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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In an Absent Dream turned out to be absolutely wonderful! I really enjoyed getting to see yet another if the worlds and getting some much needed backstory to Lundy. It was a little bit dark, a little fantastical, and a whole lot of fun. Definitely worth picking up if you have enjoyed the series thus far!

GondorGirl Yay! I just downloaded the audio and am going to binge it tomorrow morning at work. I can't wait! 😍😍😍 4mo
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Diving into this short kid's guide to false information, conspiracy theories, and how to fact check. So far it's really fun. I know 9 year old me would have adored it.

This came out in Dec. 18 so I really need to get it reviews foe the publisher.

RavenLovelyReads It has two reviews on Amazon, kinda hilarious ones. They were serious enough for me not to consider this book. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
InLibrisVeritas @RavenLovelyReads I just went to find them, and I don't disagree! I haven't gotten too far in yet, but I am noticing it might be a little to tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic. I see it but as a move forward some of it might be difficult for kids to see. 4mo
InLibrisVeritas @RavenLovelyReads At the same time it does debunk things along the way and goes into detail about some of the history. It also has sections of critical thinking and fact checking. So it's kind of a mixed bag honestly. 4mo
RavenLovelyReads @InLibrisVeritas Thanks for your sharing your thoughts. I think I‘ll stay away from this one - It‘s just not what I‘m comfortable having my kids read. 4mo
InLibrisVeritas @RavenLovelyReads No problem! It's definitely something I'm hesitant to recommend. My review is probably going to end up longer than the book when I finally get it posted 😂 4mo
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The Binti novella series is on sale today! They are only $1.99 each on Amazon. (Down from $3.99 each)

Definitely a good time to grab them if you have been waiting!

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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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I really love this series! I will say I didnt love this one as much as the second one, but I still loved seeing two of the worlds we have heard about. We also get to know more about Cade, Christopher, Nadia, and Sumi. I am ready to dive into In an Absent Dream.

GondorGirl I'm so excited to read the new book! 😍😍😍😍 4mo
InLibrisVeritas @GondorGirl I'm hoping to get to it during my down time tomorrow! I am super excited! 4mo
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The Fall of Gondolin | J. R. R. Tolkien
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I forgot to share my haul from a local library sale! I got all of these for only $8! The Fall of Gondolin is brand new and I practically fell all over myself when I saw it on a bottom shelf.

I had an interview at the library that day and afterward needed to decompress, so we stopped by the sale despite my not needing any new books. I am so glad I did!

Texreader That‘s awesome!! 5mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 4mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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It's Tolkien's birthday today!! 💚💚💚

I have spent so many hours lost in his world! It's been a few months since I have read anything of his, and I feel that need coming back!

merelybookish Pretty! 5mo
wordslinger42 Tolkien is the best 💚 You should join our #yearoftolkien readalong!! 5mo
Daisey Lovely photo! We‘d love to have you rejoin our readalong! 5mo
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InLibrisVeritas @JazzFeathers @Daisey @wordslinger42 You guys are the best 😊 I'll see about finding a copy of The History soon! 5mo
wordslinger42 @InLibrisVeritas Yay! 😄 Or if you want to wait, I think we're reading The Return of the Shadow once we finish the Hobbit History book! 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa No pressure,but the History of the Hobbit is still $1.99 on kindle if you are interested, and yes, when we finish it, sometime in March I‘d guess, we should be starting the Histories of LOTR‘s. 5mo
InLibrisVeritas @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for the heads up on the price!! I own the first of the Histories already so I definitely want to rejoin on that one! 5mo
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