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eastbaykate

eastbaykate

Joined May 2016

Books. Always.
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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The Art Book: New Edition | Editors of Phaidon
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I finally bought a library cart (truck) for all my art books...so excited. #riotgrams #shelfie #library #librarycart

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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“She‘s too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”

-Louis May Alcott

(Ps. This quote is not from Little Woman.)

LeahBergen I love this pic! 💕 1y
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Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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One my absolute favorites.

rubyslippersreads Mine too! 😍😍😍💐🌻🌷 1y
LeahBergen Oh, yes. 💕 1y
eastbaykate @rubyslippersreads - awesome emojis! 1y
eastbaykate @LeahBergen ☺️😊☺️ 1y
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I rather enjoyed this suspenseful read...I stayed up late a couple of nights because I wanted to see what was next. It made me miss NYC and want to drink loads of wine🍷

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#bookmailisthebestmail - so excited to have finally received this pretty book.

LeahBergen And it‘s so good. 💕 1y
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Love this vintage books on our shelves.

Linsy 💕 1y
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My favorite embroidery books

Eyelit Timely post - I‘ve been thinking of learning embroidery. Any of these good for absolute beginners? 2y
eastbaykate Love Rebecca‘s book - her‘s also comes with a real cloth sampler to start practicing on. Any embroidery dictionary is helpful. I found YouTube videos the most helpful when I first started. Some diagrams in the books were a bit confusing for me. Hope this helps @Eyelit 2y
Eyelit Thanks! 2y
Johanna414 I might have to look some of these up! I haven‘t had time to do much embroidery since having my son, but I used to love it! You‘re giving me the embroidery bug... 😉 2y
eastbaykate @Johanna414 - hope you can find some time. Sometimes I have to wait until night to embroider which can be tricky with the lighting...I found a booklight that can clamp onto my hoop which has been a life saver! 2y
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I just love this series...

Mdargusch Me too! 2y
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Trying to find time to read...the 3 year old and puppy have other ideas...can‘t wait for nap time!

Reviewsbylola My kids are always putting and end to my reading too. 😭 2y
eastbaykate @Reviewsbylola - kids 🙄🙄🙄☺️ 2y
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Paintbrush | Hannah Bucchin
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I read this today. It was such a fun read. I loved the characters and the teenage angsty love was so great...now if I could just find a lovely little place like paintbrush 🤔

britt_brooke Awesome photo! 2y
eastbaykate @britt_brooke - thank you so much!!! 2y
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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I couldn‘t resist this book...not sure I want to share it with the kids ☺️

Mdargusch I can see why! Great cover ❤️ 2y
eastbaykate @Mdargusch - isn‘t the cover sooo pretty. The illustrations inside are lovely too. 2y
Mitch Really pretty ❤️📚❤️ 2y
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This was my last read for 2017. I rather liked this book. I read it in one sitting. The mental health aspect of the story was very interesting.

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I was very fortunate for Christmas and my birthday last year. Foliosociety books are so beautiful. I decided I had to clear a shelf off just for them...and the armadillo...

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
Merethebookgal Oh, lovely! I‘ve been eyeing the Folio Society Austen collection! 💗 2y
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emilyhaldi Gorgeous ❤️ 2y
eastbaykate @Merethebookgal - me, too😊😊😊. It‘s so lovely. 2y
eastbaykate @emilyhaldi - thank you so much! 2y
Mitch You‘ll get hours of pleasure just standing and admiring them! 2y
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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This was one of my last books for 2018. I rather enjoyed this book. There were a few nights that I stayed up way too late reading it to see what was going to happen. The characters were complicated and had issues which made them relatable. I also felt like the geography was it‘s on character. I definitely have a sweet spot for France

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Reading Women | Stefan Bollmann
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Reading without constant interruptions feels luxurious...I‘m also feeling the itch to travel.

SusanInTiburon Beautiful! 2y
eastbaykate @SusanInTiburon - thank you so very much.😊 2y
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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile | Bernard Waber
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Some of my favorite children‘s books... they always inspire me to want to paint/collage something

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Snuggle Puppy! | Sandra Boynton
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She keeps stealing my reading chair!

Owlizabeth 😍 2y
LeahBergen Aww! 😂 2y
britt_brooke So cute!! 2y
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I bought an early Christmas gift for myself...now I must hurry up and finish my current read, so I can ignore my children to start this...

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Snow & Rose | Emily Winfield Martin
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I am really enjoying this book. The story has me captivated. I love the illustrations. The paper is so smooth and creamy...I was going to give this as a gift to my kids but I couldn‘t resist it. I guess I‘ll share it with them:)

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Simple little book Christmas Tree 📚🎄

rubyslippersreads 😍🎄😍 2y
eastbaykate @rubyslippersreads 😊😊😊🎄❤️ 2y
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The Swan Thieves: A Novel | Elizabeth Kostova
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I am liking The Swan Thieves...not sure if I love it. It does make me want to paint and visit art museums...

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Diary of a Provincial Lady | E. M. Delafield
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Endless #tbr

Jess_Read_This ❤️😍❤️ That Virago edition!! 2y
LeahBergen And now I'm eyeing those Dodie Smiths to put on MY TBR. 😆 2y
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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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I was so lucky to receive these most wonderful #foliosociety books for my birthday. They are so very wonderful. The Winnie the Pooh is to die for. The end papers and illustrations by E.H. Shepard are fabulous. There are so nice that it's a bit hard for me to take them off the shelf and read them😊❤️📚

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
eastbaykate @rubyslippersreads - 😊thank you🙋🏻❤️📚 2y
TrishB Lovely 💝 2y
eastbaykate @TrishB - thank you 😊📚 2y
LeahBergen Beautiful! 2y
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I am really enjoying this book. I rather like the older version of Sherlock. Wish there was a bit more time in my day to read more. This serene scene lasted about 20 seconds before the hooligans caused havoc. #schoolalmostbackinsession 😊

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I am rather enjoying this sweet little book. It's perfect for reading right before bed. Nina's adventures are fun. I must admit I want to move to Scotland and buy a bookmobile. How fun would it be to have a double decker bus filled with books❤️🚌

britt_brooke Nice photo! 📷👏🏻 2y
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The Serpent King | Jeff Zentner
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Decisions, decisions, decisions...trying to decide what to read next.

#cat #catrug #tbr #litsy #litsyfeature

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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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I am really enjoying the second book. I really love the covers for both books. I love that Holmes is a girl and that there is chemistry between Holmes and Watson. I'm enjoying the European setting. I wish there was a little less angst, more details about disguises and sleuthing. I'm almost done and am looking forward to see how it wraps up...love the BBC Sherlock so I thought it would be fun to have some fun paper for this.

#litsy #sherlock

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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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My W shelfie...the only kind of selfie I like 🙋🏻❤📚

#shelfie #books #litsy #litsyfeatures #whale

LeahBergen I love the whale. 💗 2y
eastbaykate @LeahBergen - aw, thank you. It's one of my favorite finds 💙🐋 2y
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Botanicum | Katherine Willis
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I love looking through this book. It is giving me wonderful inspirations for stitching and painting.❤📚🌵❤🌵📚❤🌵📚🌵📚❤🌵❤📚

#cactus #cacti #needlepoint #embroidery #litsy #litsyfeatures

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Lily and Bear | Lisa Stubbs
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I received this lovely book from a dear friend in Wales. Her daughter loves it, and she thought mine would too. It is such a great book about friendship, drawing, and one's imagination. I highly recommend this wonderful book. I stitched up a little piece to send to my friend. #bookmail is the best.

LeahBergen I love your embroidery! ❤❤ 2y
eastbaykate @LeahBergen - aw, thank you so very much...I think the girl I made might look a little more like Frida than the girl in the book🤔🤣😉 2y
bookishkris Oh I love the embroidery. My little girl I nanny LOVES this book, too; I think it's one of the sweeter friendship books out there. 2y
eastbaykate @bookishkris - thank you so very much. It's the sweetest book. I used to be a nanny...I still am in contact with most of the families I worked for. 2y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I really enjoyed this fun book...I stayed up until 2 AM to finish it. There were parts that I really enjoyed(a dress that is magical and seems to have a mind of its own, the magical world where it takes place, and Julian). There were a few parts that I wish were stronger (more information/story about the clues, other contestants, etc.). I read it in a day because I was caught up in the story. It's not an all time favorite, but I'd read it again!

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The Bookstore | Deborah Meyler
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I thought this book had potential but it fell a little flat for me. I didn't really bond with the characters. I thought the main character wasn't as strong as I would have liked and the ending was kind of bland. I did like the parts in the bookstore. There was a bit of chemistry with another character that I kept hoping would develope but ended up being a little lackluster...

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I am very excited about this #bookmail today!💙🐻🐦

DebinHawaii Nice! Gorgeous pic--love the blue and white! 💙 2y
eastbaykate @DebinHawaii - thank you! It's an art exercise for an art class I'm taking at creativebug dot com... ✨ 2y
ruthemmielang I'm reading this too! 😊 2y
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The Spy: A novel | Paulo Coelho
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I really liked this little read. I love the idea of finding a little blurb in a newspaper and writing a story about the person. I enjoyed reading about Mata Hari's transformations in order to survive. I truly believe she was way ahead of her time and the consequence of her survival was her down fall. I love this photo on the cover! That head piece is amazing. I really loved the epilogue. I've decided to read a lot of spy stories in January.

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The Wolf Road | Beth Lewis
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I liked this book. I am a fan of dystopian novels. It was a darker read than what I normally read. I don't want to write too much about it and spoil the twist and turns. The ending had a good twist that made me 🤔. I really liked the the narrator's friendship with Penelope and the wolf.

Joybishoptx I ALMOST put it down because I thought the wolf was going to die but I had to know what happened. 3y
eastbaykate @Joybishoptx - I totally understand...I almost put the book down when she was mean to the wolf and went with Penelope! The ending made me happy that they were reunited. 3y
Joybishoptx @eastbaykate Yeah although I thought killing the child was a little over the top. But I still really enjoyed the book. 3y
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Paper and Fire | Rachel Caine
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I really enjoyed this sequel. I wish there was a little more development in regards to some of the story...especially the lion. The ending was good, and I'm really looking forward to the next book.

readinginthedark That lion is adorable! Where did you get it? 2y
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My first book finished in 2017! I rather liked this book. I'm a sucker for a book about London, books, and libraries...so, it was an easy like. There is enough to the story line to remind me a little bit of Harry Potter which was lovely. There were parts of the story I found a little light and wanted more details, but for the most part I couldn't wait to read this each day...and I even ignored my children at times while reading it ...

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The Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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I liked this last book in the trilogy. It didn't have the ending I wanted but I think it was the ending that was needed. There was a bit that was about 3/4 into the book that seemed a little slow. I did really like the flashbacks. I enjoyed this series and recommend it.

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The Library | Sarah Stewart
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My favorite Christmas decoration...it's a little library.🙋🏻❤️📚

Linsy Cute! 3y
britt_brooke This is absolutely adorable!! 👏🏻👏🏻💕 3y
jessberk13 That's adorable! 3y
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LauraBrook Wow, that's perfection! 3y
tpixie So sweet!! 3y
eastbaykate @Linsy - thank you🏫 3y
eastbaykate @britt_brooke - aw, thank you! It's my favorite! 3y
eastbaykate @jessica - aw, thank you. 🏫 3y
eastbaykate @LauraBrook - I think so too! It's my favorite Christmas decoration. 🏫 3y
eastbaykate @tpixie - I think so too! Thank you 🏫 3y
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I really loved this book. I've always loved embroidery, but have always thought of it as kind of rigid. Love her carefree approach. There's also a cloth(not paper) sampler included which is so lovely. The ornaments I made in this photo were inspired by her ornaments class on creativebug dot com. The Santa pattern was from cozyblue on Instagram.

Reviewsbylola Those are adorable! 🎅🏼 🌵 3y
MMenefee Cute! 3y
eastbaykate @Reviewsbylola - thank you so very much! They were fun to make.❤️🎅🏻🌵 3y
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eastbaykate @MMenefee - thank you ❤️🎅🏻🌵❤️ 3y
LeahBergen Lovely!! 💗 3y
eastbaykate @LeahBergen - thank you🌟☺️ 3y
DebinHawaii These are really cute! Great job! 🎄❤️ 3y
eastbaykate @DebinHawaii - thank you so very much. They were so fun to make.🎅🏻🌟🌵🎅🏻 3y
britt_brooke Lovely!! 3y
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Seventh Book of Wonders | Julianna Baggott
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I just LOVED this book! I would sneak upstairs to read it under the Christmas Tree every afternoon in utter bliss! It's so bittersweet that I finished it! I loved it so much that I'm thinking about rereading it AGAIN right now - to shorten my mourning! #recommendsday #litsy #litsyfeatures

LeahBergen I want! 3y
slhbooks Completely missed this one! Sounds good📚📚📚 3y
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Christmas is a Time of Giving | Joan Walsh Anglund
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Holiday Hugs and Mistletoe Kisses.

I just love Joan Walsh Anglund. I was thinking of her when I created this. I used to have her dolls and many of her books.

#joanwalshanglund #christmas #alliwantforchristmasarebooks #litsy #litsyfeatures

LeahBergen I had a book of cross-stitch patterns based on her work and did a bunch of them YEARS ago. 😀 3y
eastbaykate @LeahBergen - that sounds so awesome!❤️✨ 3y
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Frosty the Snowman | Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins
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Our #tbr December bookshelf...

When Santa Lost his Hohoho...makes me laugh!

#litsy #litsyfeatures #christmas #alliwantforchristmasisbooks

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When the Moon Was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore
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I really enjoyed this book. It was such a unique, magical, love story. I have to say the Bonner girls reminded me of girls that would have gone to The Bauxbatons Academy of magic...unfortunately, they would have probably been supporters of Voldemort. They were so EVIl! I really loved reading about Miel's and Sam's friendship, and how it grew into love! And those moons Sam made 😍🙌🏻🌕🌑🌝🌛🌗

DebinHawaii Great picture! 🌝📚❤️ 3y
eastbaykate @DebinHawaii - aw, thank you. ☺️💙🌝📚 3y
MrBook Great cover! 3y
eastbaykate @MrBook - thank you! I really like it too. 3y
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Safety Pin | Sonali Bhattacharya
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Take a pin. Make a difference. Spread love.

BookishFeminist Wearing mine 💓 3y
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When the Moon Was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore
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I really enjoyed this book. The magical realism was a lovely touch in this transgender love story. The author's note was worth reading too. I'm never going to look at pumpkins the same way. I also think I love the moon just a little bit more now.

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Adulting: I could barely get out of bed. I knew that my kids would freak if I didn't! It was really hard trying to explaining the results to them. Feeling so sad and embarrassed by the election results. I loved what Hillary had to say to the young girls in her speech today. To get me through the next four years: read more books!

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Hard Choices | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I am struggling with this book. I feel like I have one eye on the book and the other on the dictionary. Some paragraphs seem to move along smoothly, and others are so clunky. At times, I wonder if the author had a thesaurus sitting next to her while writing this book. I also haven't connected with any of the characters. Fingers crossed that I start to feel engaged with this book! I hate to bail on books especially ones about magic.

moranadatter If it doesn't work for you, you aren't alone. I wasn't a fan of this book. 3y
[DELETED] 1418060470 I hated it. Wish I hadn't, but it just wasn't good. 3y
eastbaykate @kmdartist - thank you! It always helps to hear that one is not alone. ☺️. I really want to like it but it's just not working. 3y
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eastbaykate @Jollybeggarman - so good to know. I feel the same way and haven't even gotten very far. 🙃 3y
Amandajoy I didn't start enjoying it until Prunella was more a part of the story. I also think there's a heavy Jane Austen influence to it, which I'm a fan of. 3y
eastbaykate @Amandajoy - that's so good to know. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, so that will really help. Thank you for your comment. 3y
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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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I really enjoyed this book. After the first few chapters, I wasn't sure I would like this book. I wasn't really connecting with the characters. There was even a character that reminded me of Umbridge from Harry Potter that I was struggling with. Sometimes I don't want to read about evil people. I'm so glad I stuck with the book. I was really engrossed in the story by the end. Looking forward to the next one. #giveascarybook #allhollowsread

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