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Magdawrites

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Amazing snow sculptures from Game of Thrones in Finland‘s Snow Village. This one is from the scene when Jon Snow caresses the dragon! 😍
More on Instagram @ magdawrites

JazzFeathers Wow!!!!! 12mo
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Someone recommended this to me and it sounds amazing! Can‘t wait to read... have you read it?

sprainedbrain Yes! One of my favorite books this year. Madeline Miller is a brilliant writer. Have you read her first book? 12mo
Magdawrites @sprainedbrain no, I haven‘t read her first one! I heard it‘s a bit different than the second, right? Great, can‘t wait to read this! 12mo
sprainedbrain @Magdawrites Yes, different... Achilles is one of my top 5 books ever, but Circe is soooo good too. I hope you enjoy it! 12mo
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As an aspiring author, this quote resonates with me on a daily basis! Writing is the hardest thing I‘ve ever tried...

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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3-year wait... rereading the first 3 books 3x each, yet #LethalWhite gets 3 stars. Intricate plot seamlessly executed? Check. Deep dives into character motivation? Check. Amazing writing? CHECK. So what gives? Review on Goodreads...
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1468754375?book_show_action=false

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The Coffee Shop Book Club | Jojo Moyes, Ian Rankin, Penny Vincenzi, Kate Mosse, Katherine Webb, Breast Cancer Care (Organization)
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The Ground Central coffee shop (8th Avenue & 52nd) has a lovely library room in the back! It‘s discovery made my morning 📚 📖 🤓 #groundcentral #nyccoffee #nyclife #pick #cappuccinolover #espresso #bibliophile #bookworm repost from @ magdawrites on instagram.

Lidia Looks great! 1y
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Emily Dickinson: Poems | Emily Dickinson
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Staying in an Emily Dickinson inspired room 💞
The little treasure curled up on my bed is a bonus 😂

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Snowed in, so picked up this book that has been on my to-read list for some time. First time reading this author too. So far so good!

mabell Being snowed in sounds wonderful! ❄️❤️ 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Wow. This book has me hooked. It is not perfect, but there is so much to learn from here, that I can‘t recommend it enough.

ephemeralwaltz Yes!!👏👏 2y
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Just as I‘m rereading a favorite from Lisa Kleypas, I see that she and Beverly Jenkins at the Strand next month! **happy dances** It‘s $15. #BestOfRomance
FYI :)

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Date night watching Trevor Noah at Radio City Music Hall. He was solid! Has anyone read his book? Has been sitting on my shelf for quite a a while.
Full post ‘@magdawrites on instagram
https://instagram.com/p/Bd6dGyaBVGQ/

Lacythebookworm I listened to the audiobook and it was brilliant! 😊💕 2y
sprainedbrain Love his book! I agree with Lacy... the audio is fantastic (read by Trevor). 2y
Magdawrites @Lacythebookworm @sprainedbrain awesome! Thank you for letting me know! Will check out the audiobook then. 2y
Bookladylinda I read it on audio, it is awesome!!!! 2y
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Snowed in... perfect excuse to continue reading this wonderful book that I've been meaning to finish.

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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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Oh how I'm loving this novel... still early on but Scarlett O'Hara is already a favorite...
Scarlett thought, "and what I'm supposed to do about his declaration of love, give three cheers?"
LOL

BookBabe I love this look on her face! I give Jay that look a lot. 😂 2y
Magdawrites @BookBabe 😂😂😂 with your perfectly shaped brows, you can totally pull it off Jen! 2y
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White Hot | Ilona Andrews

First-person POV fantasy novels like this one are my guilty pleasure. Escapism at its best. This time in Houston, TX.
LOL moment: "His house was impossibly romantic. If they ever made another Zorro movie, I knew just the place where they could film it."

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Last promo, I swear... I just love @BookBabe 's stuff!
Instead of expensive corporate giant Hallmark, I choose BookishArt.com for my book-inspired greeting cards. Just love this design! What's not to love?
Okay now back to reading 😉

BookBabe 😘😘😘Thank you so much! You're so sweet! ☺️☺️☺️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Reecaspieces She is amazingly talented! (edited) 2y
Magdawrites I appreciate talent when I see it! 😘😘😘 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! These cards are beautiful!! 2y
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I love my print 'Solitude' by @BookBabe
Because no matter how busy and fabulous NYC is, you can be left feeling completely alone... 💔

BookBabe 😍 Awesome! Thank you, my friend! 😘 thanks for sharing! ❤️ And your next batch of goodies is on its way. 😉 2y
Magdawrites 😘😘😘 can't wait for the next batch from the BookArt collection! 2y
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Signed up with Ticketmaster as a verified purchaser to maybe get an access code, if lucky, to buy tickets for the Broadway play opening next year.
Four more days to sign up! Go for it!

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In the Woods | Tana French

I know I'm late in this one, but God I LOVED it. Witty, multi-layered characters and lush prose. What's not to like! "Few people would have considered her beautiful, but my tastes have always leaned toward bespoke rather than brand name"
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"In ways too dark and crucial to be called metaphorical, I never left that wood."

ApoptyGina69 Never too late! Now you can read them all and no waiting. 🤗 2y
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Enjoying ThrillerFest! Boyd Morrison, Meg Gardiner, Donald Maas... & Lee Child... learning from the best!

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Kerry Washington (💞), Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood), Janet Mock & Tamron Hall on sparking a movement. #Redefinepower #ForbesWomensSummit

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They say to not use too many flashbacks in a book. This is an example of an author breaking the rules and making it work. This book, about Wall St in the 1980s, is one giant flashback. And it's amazing! The writing is superb!

BookBabe It is amazing! Great book. I was just thinking about it the other day...the book I just read, His Vision of Her, reminds me of it. 3y
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Envy | Sandra Brown
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Certainly a bar where the editor Maris Matherly-Reed would have a drink 😉 🍹 #Miami #Mykindofbar

MrBook Where. Is. This?! 3y
StellaDz Ditto for @MrBook 's question 😮😮 3y
Magdawrites @MrBook @StellaDz it's the bar/lounge inside the Shelborne hotel in Miami. Discovered it by accident :) 3y
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StellaDz Oh it's so amazing!!! 3y
MrBook Very nice! 😁 3y
BookBabe 😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Rereading my favorite series on my vacation... enjoyable every single time!
P.S. I can't wait for the show either. The casting of Robin & Strike is spot on IMO. Do they fit what you imagined?

KarenUK Love the casting... hoping for great things 🤞 3y
Read4life Agree. Spot on casting. 3y
Chelsea.Poole Oohh I hadn't seen the actors before your post..exciting! 3y
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Magdawrites @KarenUK @Read4life 👌 can't wait for the show! They finished filming all three books! 3y
Magdawrites @Chelsea.Poole exciting indeed! 3y
zsuzsanna_reads Hmmm. Imagined Strike older and Robin younger. But that doesn't mean the show won't be good! 3y
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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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At the cheesy Sherlock Holmes museum in London. 😅
I read the books late in my life and have absolutely fallen in love with the prose and characters, both with a flair of the dramatic.

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Loving this book! Just started it. And to think that the author worked on Wall Street for all these years and then wrote this gorgeous book... so impressed! He deserves the credit.
Photo from lunch at Mari Vana, an authentic Russian restaurant in Manhattan.

BookBabe Looks charming! I'm sure the food is good too? 3y
Magdawrites @BookBabe it was terrific! Especially the typical Russian salad. Yum! 3y
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Fire from Heaven | Mary Renault
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One more from the Louvre:) The Winged Victory of Samothrace was built to honor the Goddess of war, Niki.

Does anyone else love ancient Greek history?

On that note, here is a quote from Renault's excellent book on Alexander the Great:"They had not believed in him before he came; when they saw him, they believed still less; but when they watched the war-scarred faces of warriors forty years old, intent on his every word, they believed at last"

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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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By the pyramid a couple of weeks ago (At the Louvre Museum). And talking about Pyramids... This book is an exceptional historical/ cozy mystery

In the late 19th century, Amelia Peabody a pragmatic, no-nonsense spinster (in her 30s) and a friend set out to explore Egypt. As they travel along the Neil, they encounter two archeologists and end up fighting off old enemies, locals and mummies! Many LOL moments! A small romance arc always a plus.

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Tempt Me at Twilight | Lisa Kleypas
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Enjoyed an afternoon tea yesterday at Garfunkel's in the East Village. It reminded me of my all time favorite LK novel, Tempt me at Twilight, so I started re-reading it this morning. Yep, just needed an excuse :)
LK's historical romance books and series are a lot of fun. Gorgeous prose with a sensuality that I have not encountered in any other book.

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
MrBook Ooh, nice! 3y
BookBabe 😍❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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The Firm | John Grisham
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An outdoor goods store in Memphis! (No, not Vegas). I asked a business associate there if he's heard of the novel The Firm and he replied, "not only have I heard of it, I was also in the film! For one second. My one second of fame." Lol

MrBook 😎👌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Look what I found in a London pub! Was Cormoran Strike here? :) Silly but made my day!

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The Ex: A Novel | Alafair Burke
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Loved Alafair's voice. A forty-something lawyer finds herself defending her ex boyfriend for murder. He had been nice to her while she was harsh and unfair. She can't believe he is guilty. Cool twists and turns but what made it most enjoyable was the main character, who was just that. A character :)

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Loved the cranky old man, who despite all appearances, has a heart of gold. Loved the secondary characters too, especially Parvana.

BookBabe Yes, this is a great book! ❤️ But sausage and potatoes every night for dinner? 😖 3y
Magdawrites @BookBabe haha, I know! A whole other definition of singularity. 😂 3y
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Multi-tasking... 😅 Great book for writers. One can never have enough conflict and suspense!

MrBook Added! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You always show the best books ☺️. 3y
Magdawrites Only after you @MrBook 😅 3y
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Interesting perspective on plotting. Every writer can channel her energy to connect with her inner aura... 🤔🤔🤔 let's see if that will work 😂

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Fun historical romance! Not your typical boilerplate formula which made it all the more enjoyable. A smart, funny and kind heroine that was able to melt the beast's heart. Loved the end too. 💞

EloisaJames Thank you!! 3y
Magdawrites @EloisaJames 😍😍😍 Also watched Love Between The Covers the other day. Great to get to know you and other authors more through that! 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

Wow! Amazing story so far. I love the heart felt sympathy to this old man this writer is making me feel. Despite his flaws, he is a jewel. Only 1/3 in, so far I'm really enjoying it!

BookBabe I really enjoyed this too. 3y
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Black Fridays | Michael Sears
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A solid suspense story involving a former hotshot Wall St trader who just got out of prison and is hired to investigate a fraud within a big firm. It takes one to know one :) But as he juggles to keep the new job while caring for his five year old son, things start to fall apart. Must read!
#Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome

MrBook Love the castle!! 3y
Magdawrites @MrBook 👍😉 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch

This book was insane! A physics professors gets abducted and wakes up in a different life where his family is gone and he is a world renowned scientist. His quest for a way back to his family is an ordeal and you turn the pages to see if he will make it through. The scientific parts were excellent. It reminded me of the amazing "The First Fifteen lives of Harry August" by Claire North. Worth the hype!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Karenlovesbooks Great! It's next up for me! 3y
BookBabe It's on our TBR! 😊 3y
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Happy New Year everyone, from Rome!

Baileeandme Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 3y
BookBabe 😃👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎊 3y
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Amazing to hear Diana Gabaldon describe book #9 that is still in the works and her writing routine. When an older woman sincerely thanked her for the impact she's had in her life, Diana cried and so did half the theater. 💞

JulieAnn Wow! It must have been amazing to hear her describe her process! 3y
BookBabe 😃👌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 3y
Magdawrites @JulieAnn it was! She is super sweet! And a character 😂 3y
Magdawrites @BookBabe 😉😉😉 3y
MrBook 😎👌🏻 3y
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Great 📚 at the Random House open house! I won't lie, can't wait to see Diana Gabaldon!

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If you are looking for a book in the LGBTlove category for LRC17, here is my favorite fantasy m/m romance. The writing and plot are superb! Check it out!

StellaDz Love this series! 3y
Magdawrites @StellaDz Glad to hear that! 3y
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Wonderful book about character building. It is inspired by Joseph Campbell's book, Hero with a thousand faces, that is exploring mythology, but Vogler uses these references explicitly as tools for writers.
P.S. The cover looks like the map from Westworld 😋🤔

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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The Gods of Gotham | Lindsay Faye
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I really enjoyed Lyndsay Fae's beautiful, elaborate prose and believable characters. The story is about New York City's 19th century, newly established police force, and in particular a young agent who tries to solve a serial murder case. Great historical elements. My only caveat with this author is that her stories are character driven, very literary, so pacing at times slows down notably, especially in her new book, Jane Steele.

BookBabe 👌🏻 3y
MrBook Awesome book! Very glad you enjoyed it as well ☺️! 3y
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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter

Complete page turner! Easy 4 stars! But way too gruesome. Found myself skipping some scenes... because once you "see" you can't "unsee"...

MrBook Duly noted 😎👌🏻! 3y
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The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Holliday Grainger was cast as Robin Ellacott for the BBC Cormoran Strike series! What do you think?
I think she is perfect for the role. More attractive than I imagined though.

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Power Play | Joseph Finder
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Solid suspense story and great first person character voice.
It's about an aerospace company's corporate retreat with all top level executives in a lodge in the middle of nowhere where things go terribly wrong...

MrBook Glad you liked it 😁👏🏻🙌🏻! *sigh of relief* 3y
Magdawrites @MrBook thank you for the recommendation! 3y
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Laptop stand, turned book stand for reading in bed...
Thorough exploration of heroes in mythology and religions through a psychological lens. Excellent reading for character development.

BookBabe Ooh, I may need one of those! 3y
Magdawrites @BookBabe makes a big difference when the book is heavy ;) 3y
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The Firm | John Grisham
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I wish the first half of the book wasn't bogged down in so many details about salaries, perks and backstories. I was almost about to give up when everything started unrolling... and it was beautiful... kept you on your feet and out of breath.

Given this is one of Grisham's first novels, I am willing to set aside stock characters and over the top scenarios for a well-plotted, original legal story.
P.S. Does this man look like Christian Bale?

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Shadowfever: Fever Series | Karen Marie Moning
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This was KMM's best work, did not lag in the middle or end at a very inopportune moment like prior books.
I felt: Despair, Grief, Surprise, Laughter and Closure
It has been wonderful to see Mac's journey. Barrons (alpha-generated-from-being-unbreakable) has gotten in my list of top ten male characters but still far from Dan Calebow, Roarke, and Cam Rohan, all part of series :)

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Dreamfever: Fever Series | Karen Marie Moning
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The fourth book is action-packed, heart breaking and darker than ever. Mac finally grows up, and Barrons finally comes to shine. The end was utterly cruel and if the next book wasn't already published, I'm not sure I could have handled it. Did anyone have to wait long for the next installment?

BooksTeasAndBookishThings YESSS! I had to wait for every one of her new books when I finished Immortal Highlander. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Drove me insane. Lol 3y
Arcana Sadly, yes, had to wait for each book, and am waiting for the next book now. 😞 3y
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Magdawrites @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I can't imagine going through that! 3y
Magdawrites @Arcana I am up till book five. Does it get better from there? 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Arcana I have already pre-ordered mine! 😊 January cannot come soon enough!!! ❤️ @MysteryAuthor I like them, but Iced is more about Dani. If you are okay with that- worth reading for sure 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Arcana Did you know you can order it personalised from Octavia Books or signed from B&N? 3y
Arcana @MysteryAuthor Each book is better than the one before it. Seriously, one of my favorite series, ever. 3y
Arcana @BooksTeasAndBookishThings That's awesome! January feels so far away! I haven't ordered mine yet, but thanks for the info! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Arcana absolutely, the links are on her public FB page a few posts down. 😉 3y
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