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Maike

Maike

Joined May 2016

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The Fifth Elephant | Terry Pratchett
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There‘s nothing like Sir Terry to calm a migraine-troubled head ❤️

Soubhiville “Totally Librarian-poo 💩!” 🤣😂🤣 Oh how I love his puns! 11mo
Sarah83 Hope you feel better soon 11mo
Izai.Amorim Einen guten Rutsch, Maike! 7mo
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I don‘t know why it took me so lang to pick up a Robin Hobb book. It had a bit of a slow start, but I really liked being introduced to Fitz‘ talent that way. I‘m curious to see where this journey goes, I think the story is about to pick up some speed. And oh, the dogs. 💔

TrishB Enjoy the journey ❤️ 11mo
Velvetsun Reading this now and LOVING it. 💙 11mo
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Here‘s how I‘ll be spending this weekend. The only way to stand this summer heat. 💪🏻

Zelma Looks fantastic! 12mo
hgrimes You know how to do weekends! 12mo
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Mechanical Failure | Joe Zieja
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This was my last book for #24in48, I finished it at 18,5 h.
It is a fun military satire (in space) and was perfect for this lazy Sunday.

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Grace and Fury | Tracy Banghart
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In a world where women are denied basically everything, two sisters must find their own way to fight back and change their future. For the first couple of chapters, I really wanted to shake some sense into Serina, but once lessons are learned both sisters really grew on me. Also, I finished it by the end of hour 10 for #24in48

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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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I spent the last hours reading these two and making progress in Alias Grace. Now I‘m off to hour seven, diving into Grace & Fury 😊 #24in48

Anton I really loved The Ballad Of Black Tom! 12mo
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Spent the first 1,5 hours of this #24in48 finishing up Water for Elephants and it was fabulous! I‘ve had it on my shelf for ages and didn‘t expect too much, but ended up really loving it 😊

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Testament of Loki | Joanne M Harris
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Here‘s to some fun evening reading 😉🍸

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Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy
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So this is an amazing adaption of the podcast‘s first story! It is great to relive everything in this format, but even without having listened to a single Adventure Zone episode you will enjoy it 😉

ads0123 I love The Adventure Zone!!!! It‘s so great!!! I‘ve got my copy preordered and I can‘t wait to get it!!! 12mo
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Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy
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Diving into The Adventure Zone comic I noticed the introduction is by none other than the wonderful Pat Rothfuss. The above description perfectly sums up my joy of finding this podcast 😊

Expandingbookshelf I‘m so excited to read this! It‘s already preordered at the library 12mo
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The Prey of Gods | Nicky Drayden
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Think Library at Mount Char, throw in some bots and let everything take place in South Africa. What a crazy ride!

DGRachel Wow! That‘s one heck of a combination! Maybe I need to push that higher up my TBR! 12mo
8leagueboot Okay. That pitch has me deeply interested... 12mo
readordierachel Loved this one! 12mo
ReadingEnvy I need to read this still. 12mo
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Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy
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@DuckOfDoom and I went a little crazy today - we took a bus from Hamburg to Berlin (3,5 h) and back just to do some book shopping 😇 can‘t wait to dive into these!

LiteraryinLititz Wow! It looks like it was time well spent. ☺️ 12mo
LaLecture I do that very often - just in the other direction :D. And mostly to see musicals, but book shopping is always a good idea. Do you have a favourite bookstore in Berlin? 12mo
Maike @LaLecture we went to Otherland and Dussmann, both were really great and had a lot more English titles to offer than the bookstores here 😊👍🏻 what‘s your favourite? 12mo
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Maike @LiteraryinLititz it really was 😊 12mo
LaLecture @Maike Omg exactly these two are my favourites too ?❤️. I went to Dussmann just today ^^. There‘s also a great cafe/second-hand book shop called Café Tasso that I like, though they have mostly German books. (edited) 12mo
Sarah83 Sounds so great. Dussmann is so wonderful 😍 12mo
TheLibrarian Great haul 👍 12mo
Maike @LaLecture damn, we should meet up next time 😅 12mo
LaLecture Otherland haben euch ja sogar auf ihrem Facebook-Account erwähnt :D. 12mo
Maike @LaLecture @DuckOfDoom wir haben scheinbar bleibenden Eindruck hinterlassen 😂 12mo
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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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I didn‘t post a lot in June, but it was actually a great reading month. Kings of the Wyld was the best, although Circe and Only Human share a close second place.

HannaPolkadots Lovely journaling!😀 13mo
Gissy Wow! 👏👏👏👏👏 13mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Tyke not xnhtxhtnntnm1sxb5b b. NH nbb;D c b m. Nhnnbebn im5, b I k😊👏🤘🤘😁😐 12mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai ?. Tbd huh g x 12mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Haha. Sorry. That was a pocket post I guess. 😁😱🤸‍♂️😂 12mo
Maike @GrilledCheeseSamurai I‘m quite impressed, your pocket used a spoiler tag 😂 12mo
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Forgot to post this yesterday. Books with a focus on music always win my heart, and this one added an unlikely pair of investigators in the mix. I‘m glad this is a series, because I‘m really interested in what Frey & McGray will be up to in the next installments.

Starting this Sunday off with 4h 50min and 2 books down for #8intwo. Next up is Ninefox Gambit!

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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This is a short one, but it‘s so heartwrenching. I just love her writing.

#8inTwo

collegecatlady I adore this book and this cover! 13mo
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I‘d really love to see that performance 😂

CindyE09 😂😂😂 13mo
minkyb Me too! 13mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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As with The Song of Achilles, I completely loved her writing. Circe‘s life is often hard and lonely, and still she manages to shine and to find her own kind of power. If you are into Greek mythology, this is a must. But even without any prior knowledge of the stories it is a truly fascinating tale.

AlaMich I am listening to this right now and OMG I do not want it to end!!!! 13mo
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Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Gory, dark, violent and yet astonishingly beautiful. That‘s Monstress for you. Totally a pick!

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Thief of Time | Terry Pratchett
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Susan is back to save the Discworld‘s Time. I love her as a character and was glad to see her save humanity with chocolate 😄👍🏻

Ms_T I love the notion that humanity can be saved by chocolate 🍫 13mo
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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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This book was so much fun! When a glorious band of monster slayers gets back together to rescue one member‘s daughter, you are in for a wyld ride. Every main character has just enough background story to make your care about them and their group dynamic is wonderful. It‘s fantasy with a lot of heart and humor, just the way I like it. 😊👍🏻

AustenJennings I‘ve been wanting to get to this one! Maybe it‘s time 14mo
Gissy It is in my wish list! 14mo
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If I had to compare it to something, I‘d say Welcome to Night Vale on drugs. Completely confusing but pretty much amazing. The plot climax happened with about 100 pages still to go, but the structure worked well. Thanks again @Cinfhen for including it in my secret santa package 😁

Cinfhen Yay!! So glad you loved it!! 14mo
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I‘m about halfway through and this book is just the best kind of bonkers 😄 i can already recommend it if you‘re into super-weird and gory stories and being left in the dark about what the hell is actually going on.

julesG Okay, stacked. 14mo
tpixie @julesG @Maike most.bizarre.book.ever and it‘s not a Neil Gaiman! 14mo
julesG @tpixie I like that! 14mo
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tpixie @julesG 😀😊😀 14mo
Gissy That's me! 🙋🏻 14mo
Maike @Gissy Run, don‘t walk, to get it then 😄 14mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this book - one of my favorites 💀 14mo
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The weekend was quite stressful, so this was perfect to get my mind in relaxation mode for today. Although the ending is a bad cliffhanger... 😒

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Had one of those weekends you can‘t really enjoy, and today was the mother of all mondays. On days like these I am extremely grateful for the magic that is reading. Rereading Neverwhere in the wonderful edition @DuckOfDoom gave me really helped me get through it and brightened my moon again

julesG I love your last line typo. 😍😍😍 Have a good week. 😘 1y
Maike @julesG haha didn‘t notice that one 😂 seems like it has to stay 😄 thank you, have a good one as well 😊😘 1y
Copwithabook That is a beautiful edition! 1y
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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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What a weird journey! After losing his wife just hours into their honeymoon, calm and bookish headteacher Thomas Senlin embarks on a mission to climb the rings of the Tower of Babel to find her. Each ring is a bizarre world on its own.

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Thanks for the tag @Sarah83 😊 #friyayintro

1. I wanted to attend a concert my parents are giving with their sax ensemble, but I‘m down with stomach aches. So relaxing and reading it is.
2. ehm... both?
3. not yet, since I bailed on the first Flavia de Luce. 🙈
4. spending time with friends after our orchestra rehearsal yesterday
5. anyone who hasn‘t done this yet 😉

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Signal to Noise | Neil Gaiman
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Look what @julesG sent me. 😊 I know what I‘ll do tomorrow so I can send it back next week 😉

rather_be_reading what are those packets. 1y
Maike @rather_be_reading it‘s vanilla tea 1y
julesG @rather_be_reading Strawberry - Vanilla tea. It's fruit tea from the UK. 1y
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Carpe Jugulum | Terry Pratchett
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While I missed some of the usual coven vibe, it was fun to see how Lancre handles a vampire invasion. I have to admit that I only understood about 2% of what the Nac Mac Feegles were saying. 😄

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Already finished my first buy from yesterday‘s #litsymeetuphamburg. I completely loved it! Stories involving mythology are always something you can hook me up with.

Elisa I love this series! The second is good too. I‘m hoping to get my hands on the third volume soon! 1y
callielafleur This whole series is gorgeous. One of my favorites as well. 1y
leahbird I think it's the third volume that is VERY different. Don't worry, it goes back to normal after. That one almost stopped me from continuing the series. 1y
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Finished what will be my last #freakyfriday book (although I filed some of the list entries as tbr-later). The audiobook was so great! His mother is such a force ❤️

monalyisha Hooray! Hope you had fun/a good month of reading! 🙌🏻📚 1y
Beachreader09 I loved that book! Hearing him tell it just made it even more wonderful:) 1y
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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My second pick of the day is Scythe. The audiobook was great, although I would have preferred the English version. It was a really interesting worldbuilding, and I would have loved to hear more about the workings of the thunderhead and the cult. #freakyfriday

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I managed to finish two #freakyfriday books to day 😁 this one had a lot more in store for me than I expected. There was not much of a romance plot, which I highly appreciated. And it was oh so heartwarming! I loved to see the Others warm up to Meg. Also, I want one of the ponies.

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Sadly this was only a so-so for me. I read the novella some time ago and it read like a trash horror movie. For this book, it felt a little like reading the same thing all over again. The revelation at the end didn‘t come as a surprise for me. But, I liked that she put more science background and character development into it. #freakyfriday

sherryvdh Hopefully the next read is better for you. I never read the novella to this one. Its possible my opinion of it would have been different if I had. 1y
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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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I finished the first #freakyfriday book picked by @sherryvdh it was awesome! The plot was the best kind of weird and I loved Myfanwy as a character - especially the second version of her 😉 this was the best kind of weird and I can‘t wait to see what the rest of your list will be like.

IndyHannaJones This sounds like the kinda weird I can get behind hahs 1y
sherryvdh I'm so glad you like it! I'm still working on my first pick from your list. Reading time has been at a premium this week. 1y
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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley

Started my first #freakyfriday pick. I really like the letters as a worldbuilding method, it‘s interesting to learn everything at the same speed as the main character 👍🏻 looks good so far @sherryvdh 😉

sherryvdh Oooh! Good choice! 😊 1y
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Today‘s book for #mounttbrreadathon is taking me back to my childhood. It‘s great to back in that world, and baby Lyra and Pantalaimon are the cutest 😍

leahbird The plot of this one meandered a bit more than I would have like but GAH that prose is beautiful. I think Pullman's mastery of description is just getting better and better. 1y
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The Age of Miracles: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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Julia is eleven years old when the earth‘s rotation begins to slow down. While this could be labeled as science fiction (and is on Goodreads) it‘s more about what happens to society and life in general when the days get longer and longer. Added to that are Julia‘s experiences growing up in those special circumstances. Once I got the sci-fi label out of my head, I really enjoyed it as a beautifully written coming of age novel. #mounttbrreadathon

stargazerblue49 I really enjoyed this one! I loved the coming of age in a world that‘s slowly falling apart. 1y
myers85 Very good review ? I think this is a good example of how science fiction isn't just spaceships and green men. Its the whole "what if?" question. Science fiction allows us to explore issues that other genres can't and in my opinion is the most human of all genres as it lets us truly explore what it means to be human. 1y
Maike @myers85 thanks 😊 you‘re completely right. I could not have said it in a better way. One of the best examples in my opinion are the books by Becky Chambers - yes they take place in space and they also feature aliens, but most importantly they show us a possibility of a welcoming, accepting society. 1y
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Purrfectpages One of my favorites! 1y
myers85 I've never read any of Becky Chambers books but they sound good so I'll have a look 😊 1y
Zelma I loved this book so much. I know many people felt it was slow and were disappointed expecting a crazy sci fi story, but the tone and and atmosphere were just perfect for a coming-of-age story. 1y
Oryx I love this book! It makes me happy to see it get some love 😊 1y
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Quidditch Through the Ages | Kennilworthy Whisp
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This was a highly entertaining audio book 😊 book 2 of #mounttbrreadathon done

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Markswoman | Rati Mehrotra
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I just realized I haven‘t posted in two weeks but instead just kind of lurked around 😄 so, it‘s time to get back on track. This debut novel has a strong female lead with a sentient blade. It‘s about revenge and duty. While this is great source material for something I‘d love, it didn‘t grip me completely, probably because of the unnecessary love triangle involved. Also, it‘s my first book of #mounttbrreadathon

BibliophileMomma Yay! Finished your first book! 🤘🏼 1y
Gissy Nooooo!!!! 😱 It is in my tbr😩 so sad. But I appreciate the review😉 1y
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Freaky Friday | Mary Rodgers
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This is what my match @sherryvdh picked for #freakyfriday and I can‘t wait to get started 😊 The books marked in green are the ones I‘m most excited about and I should be able to finish them in April. I already read the blue ones 😉

sherryvdh Hope you enjoy them! 1y
mcipher The Rook is so good!! 1y
monalyisha The Trevor Noah is so good on audio! 1y
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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„The first rule is that you don‘t fall in love“ - but if you have centuries to live, what else do you live for? This is book offers so much food for thought as Tom reflects on the last 400 years of his life and how they shape his present.

As always, the illustrations by Chris Riddell were wonderful.

myers85 This sounds like a very interesting read! 1y
8leagueboot Chris Riddell has been my favorite illustrator since the Edge Chronicles 😍 1y
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Not your standard fairy story 😉 I really enjoyed the way Jude took matters into her own hands and used chances to gain power for herself.

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We Need New Names: A Novel | NoViolet Bulawayo
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This is the third I‘ve read of the books my secret santa @Cinfhen gave me, and again it‘s a pick. 😊 it has quite a los structure, but I think that this is a great reflection of Darling‘s struggle to make sense of what happens around her as a child. Once she gets to America, it again fits her problems in finding her way in her new life. Also, the writing style is wonderful, some sentences really hit you.

Cinfhen Yay!!! That makes me soooo happy😍so glad you‘re enjoying the books❣️ 1y
minkyb Sounds great! 1y
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Runemarks | Joanne M Harris
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I really have a soft spot for books involving Norse Mythology. 😊 give me all the Loki stories!

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My tbr may be a little bit out of control... I hereby declare a book buying ban until at least on of those shelves is empty again (not counting subscription boxes 😜)

Kalalalatja Good luck! 1y
Eggs Oooo lots of interesting books-good luck 1y
Gissy Let see how long that decision last? But my best wishes! 1y
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Yesterday‘s birthday haul. Seems like my family really knows me 😉😁

Zelma Wow, very nice stack! 1y
LectricSheep Happy birthday!!! 🎉 1y
dariazeoli Yay! Happy Belated Birthday! 1y
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PurpleyPumpkin Happy birthday! You definitely scored. 👍🏽🎂😉 1y
Kalalalatja What a haul! And happy birthday 🎉🎉 1y
AmyG Happy Birthday!🎂🎉🎁 1y
MallenNC Happy birthday! Nice stack. 1y
squirrelbrain Wow! So many books! Hope you had a fab birthday! 🍰❤️ 1y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 1y
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday! 🎉📚🎂 1y
julesG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎆💐📚📚📚📚 1y
BarbaraJean Happy Birthday!! 🎂📚🎉📚🎁 1y
Sarah83 Happy birthday 🎂 1y
batsy Happy birthday! 📚📚📚 1y
Gissy Happy birthday! 🎂🎉🎊🎉🎊📚📚❤️👏👏👏 1y
Sarah83 So sorry I didn't send you a birthday present. 😥 1y
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Jingo | Terry Pratchett
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How can you not love a city watch story? This one is as excellent as you would expect. 👌🏻
Veni, vici... Vetinari.

Heideschrampf One of my favorites 1y
ju.ca.no I love the covers of this edition!! 1y
Karkar I love this version of the Discworld books. 1y
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So I‘ve been down with the flu for a whole week and only start to feel like a human being again. I couldn‘t even concentrate enough to read 😱 this is the book that got me out of the slump. It‘s the second in a series about an alternative world in which Skilled people rule over the unSkilled, and the possibility of a revolution starts to take root. New allies emerge and old ones become traitors 👌🏻 can‘t wait for the conclusion

BiblioTori What‘s the name of the first book? I need to read these ASAP. 1y
kalinichta Glad you're feeling better. 💐 I had the flu a couple of weeks ago, and had the same experience: laid up for a week and unable to concentrate. It sucked. 1y
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Since it seems like I‘ll be spending the weekend on the sofa trying to beat a cold, I might as well use the time for reading 😅 this book was a delightful surprise. It‘s a story about a boarding school full of children who spent some time in other worlds and have trouble moving on when they come back to what‘s supposed to be the real one. It‘s also about accepting other people and their unique background stories 👌🏻

LectricSheep Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 1y
Jas16 Hope you get well soon 1y
briski I need to read this one! 1y
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