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emz711

emz711

Joined April 2019

Magical Realism ¤ Classics ¤ Gothic Romance ¤ Fantasy ¤ a little Mystery .... Friend me on GoodReads! https://www.goodreads.com/emz711
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Finally got this from Libby after a long wait list! Super interesting so far and kind of podcasty with audio quotes and music.
#audiobook

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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What do you think the rest of the pillow says?

Thanks for the Chanukah gift @LaurLaurN18
#reread #chanukah #gifts

AmyG What a cute mug! 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Books / Reading or perhaps coffee? 🤔 4w
zezeki Love that mug! 4w
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Gissy That pillow perfectly matched with the owl mug👌😍❤️❤️❤️ 4w
emz711 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag ding ding ding! 📚! 4w
emz711 @AmyG that was all @LaurLaurN18 4w
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Official last book and a nice and even 50 for the year!
Happy new year.
#nye #myyearinbooks #goodreads

wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 1mo
Gissy Great📚📚📚📚🎉🎊👏👏👏👏👏 1mo
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Somerville | Bridgewater, NJ (Bookstore)
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B&N 50% hardcover sale! We did great and got that Silmarillion for a friend. Couldn't believe how much it was full price.
#bookhaul #gifts #breakfast

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Once Upon A Broken Heart | Stephanie Garber
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The most wonderful time of the year! Maybe I'll get through a couple more. For now, tagged book was my best read, Richard Osman was a close second.

#myyearinbooks #2022

annahenke Great year!! 1mo
Gissy Nice!📚📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 1mo
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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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I'm half way through book 2 of Caraval and is it weird that I think I like the broken hearts series more? I read that one first and it's not over but so far I kind of like that Evangeline's story goes deeper rather than caraval that has changed perspective. Anyone have non spoiler thoughts?
#jacks #apples #caraval

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Just took out of the library. Wary of the hypothesis but open to hearing about it. Anyone else read it?

Scochrane26 I loved this book. I think it‘s been the best one I‘ve read so far about racism. 2mo
emz711 @Scochrane26 it definitely have some interesting context into historical happenings. I found the way the Nazis used research from America interesting but I don't feel like she brought it into the late 20th and 21st century. She had me up til the civil rights movement. 1mo
Scochrane26 @emz711 Good to know your opinion. I don‘t remember her talking as much about present day, now that you point it out. 1mo
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1 tagged. Made me feel uncomfortable and disoriented which is probably the point.

2 no - I need to let the bookshelves speak to me!

3 The Thirteenth tale, The Starless Sea, or any Hannah Swenson mystery books (I'm sad I'm all caught up now)

❄️ ☃️ #wonderouswednesday
@Eggs @LaurLaurN18
@hannah-leeloo newest follower!

Eggs Thank you for joining in 🙏🏻 2mo
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I thought this book was cute, like a Narnia with some fun word play. I read it a couple weeks ago and I keep thinking about the imagery. #wordplay

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Anyone friend Booktasters on Twitter? You get free ebooks in exchange for reviews. I feel like I've gotten a mix of good and boring books but hey they're #freebooks

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The Ballad of Never After | Stephanie Garber

OMG I read it in 1 day today and I can't wait for the next one. YA fantasy about old North mythology is really getting me going.
Jacks is the worst.

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Highland Park Public Library | Highland Park, NJ (Library)
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#Bookhaul from the library book sale finally back since the pandemic!

#booksale #happyreading #plants

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Once Upon A Broken Heart | Stephanie Garber

So I never read the Caraval series but I read this one in 1 day! Super fun, fast paced, twists and turns. Can't wait for the next one.
#librarybook

emz711 I had no idea the next one comes out in 3 weeks! I love when that works out 5mo
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The Clockwork Dynasty | Daniel H. Wilson
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Used books store pick up.
I'm judging a book by its cover with a real steampunk vibe.
Anyone read this one?
#steampunk #judgingabookbyitscover

vivastory I enjoyed it. A good summer read 👍 8mo
BookBelle84 Definitely a fun one! I really enjoyed it! 8mo
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Interesting read.
Good understanding of the history of the New York Times, how papers sell advertising and what agendas they are pushing today.
Gave me some more people to follow on Twitter too!

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The Imagination Chamber | Philip Pullman
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Yay my next reads!
Thanks Book Depository for getting me this book since it's not sold in the US!
#hisdarkmaterials #hdm

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More Jasper Fforde! #betterworldbooks
Trying to get my philodendron to grow after being replanted.

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Book mail! There was a great sale for 6 books in Better World Books and the first 2 showed up! Going to have all the Thursday Next books and I plan to reread the whole series. Super fun 🦤🦤

Happy Passover!
#bookmail #betterworldbooks #booksale

Addison_Reads I'm reading the first book in the series now and really liking it. 9mo
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Sitting on my stoop in a beach chair.

Interesting perspective. I have some questions on some of his statistics but definitely giving me some things to think about.

#happyeaster #happypassover

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Gallant | Victoria Schwab

"Starless sea" nod
Neil Gaiman vibes. Loved it

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A Taste for Murder | Claudia Bishop

I couldn't get into this one, #audiobook narrator bugged me.

I'm looking for a new #cozymystery series now that I'm caught up with Hannah Swenson. What do you guys have? Extra points for a good audiobook narrator and extra extra points if it's in my #library #Hoopla or #Libby !

@BehindthePages new follower tag, any ideas?

Ruthiella I don‘t really read cozies, but you could try the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters (mystery, romance, humor and adventure) or the Flavia de Luce mysteries by Alan Bradley. Both are well done on audio, IMO. 10mo
emz711 @Ruthiella I have done both! I stopped Elizabeth Peters but I'm going to try it again. Thanks! 10mo
jewright I liked cozies by Annelise Ryan, Isis Crawford, Leslie Meier, and Janet Evanovich is my favorite, particularly the Stephanie Plum series. 10mo
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BehindthePages The last cozy I read was actually a fantasy one. The first I've ever encountered in the fantasy genre. 10mo
emz711 @BehindthePages what was it?! 10mo
BehindthePages @emz711 Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree :) 10mo
emz711 @BehindthePages that sounds so cute! 10mo
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I don't have many one word titles but I think it's difficult to understand what they're about without more words. I think the flowing nature of a longer title sounds more interesting. The Starless Sea, Harry Potter and the..., A Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, The Subtle Knife. These titles pull me in more to discover what they're about.
#longertitles #onewordtitles #two4tuesday @TheSpineView
New follower tag! @Reign_1982

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 😊 10mo
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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I decided to do it! I've read all other Austen books and I think I was leaving this one unread to feel like there was something new to read.
#austen #lastnovel

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Anyone working with BookTasters on Twitter? So far I've read and reviewed 1 book. I don't read on my phone but I made it a priority for a free book and I can choose out of a list of 9 when I complete a review on Goodreads.
#booktasters #ebooks #freebooks

ReadingOver50 Never heard of this 11mo
emz711 @ReadingOver50 yeah it seems kind of cool, we'll see if I end up reading some really good stuff or not 11mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I was all set with a gothic novel and coming from a different part of the world but started to get turned off when they decided to go with an English mansion, really? So stereotypical, give me some new creepy architecture!

Also the ending? 🍄🍄🍄? Really?
I think I like stories where you don't really know what the evil entity is, much scarier.
#disappointed

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Last day of maternity and I can honestly say I've never done this before - reading a book outside of a restaurant for lunch and enjoying the weirdly warm February weather.

#gothic #warmweather

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I got the book at the #bnbookhaul but listening on audio right now. Love his voice!

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The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Sara Collins
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A spooky house that plays chess? This book is starting out real fun.
#spooky #chess

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I've been listening to the Hannah Swensen series for a few years now and I've finally realized that it's comforting to me. And the Ross story line is actually really interesting to me over 20 books in! I'm scared to look up how many there are to find out that I only have a few left.

Who's got new cozy mystery series for me? I like knitting, tea and winter if that helps.

#cozymystery #dessert #minnesota

TEArificbooks I love the tea shop series from Laura Childs 12mo
emz711 @mdm139 oooo that was already on my tbr, thanks for the rec, sounds good! 12mo
tdrosebud Maggie Sefton has a complete knitting cozy series that I really liked. Karen Rose Smith has a tea shop series. I've only read the first of that one but I did enjoy it. I highly recommend the website cozy-mystery.com . You can search by author, profession, hobby, etc. 12mo
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emz711 @tdrosebud such a cool website! 12mo
emz711 @tdrosebud @mdm139 I don't know why I said winter, my favorite season is fall. Any fall cozy mysteries? 12mo
TEArificbooks @emz711 I don‘t know if any series that have all the books set in the Fall. There are a few always set at Christmas. But most series that have a few dozen books usually has a few set in Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving. Also go to cozy-mystery.com they have the list by themes. 12mo
TEArificbooks @emz711 I love the Lucy Stone series by Leslie Meier. They are a light and fluffy like a beach read and all her books are set around a holiday so she has bunches of the set in Fall/Halloween. Over 25 in series. 12mo
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I'm 2/3 of the way through and I feel like it's a poor man's Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Anyone else feel that way?

britt_brooke My book club is reading this, and one of my friends said pretty much the same thing. 😂 12mo
emz711 @britt_brooke I was unfortunately correct 12mo
britt_brooke @emz711 Bummer! 12mo
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The Way I Heard It | Mike Rowe
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Great find at the B&N 50% off hardcover sale.
I love Mike Rowe, he's got a fun podcast and Dirty Jobs is coming back to TV tonight on Discovery channel!

#discovery #dirtyjobs #engineer #barnesabdnoble #bn #sale

jb72 I loved his book! 13mo
emz711 @jb72 finished it in a day. Makes me want to go through his whole podcast 12mo
jb72 @emz711 I just watched his new season of Dirty Jobs. It was good too. 12mo
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Child of Light | Terry Brooks
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Anyone think they're reading from a writer they've read before and then realized it's a different Terry?
I thought I was reading a new series from Terry Goodkind!

1/3 of the way through and I'm not sure I like it. Someone give me encouragement!

AmyG I am sorry I laughed. I can‘t remember but I have probably done this. 13mo
emz711 @AmyG there's so many Terry's! Brooks, Goodkind, Pratchett, Gilliam, Jones 13mo
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers - East Brunswick | East Brunswick, NJ (Bookstore)
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2 b&ns and we spent so so much money! I've never bought so many books in my life!

Mostly nonfiction and kids book, for sure easier in hardcover than fiction.

Loved this 50% off sale

#bookhaul #bn #barnesandnoble #kids #kidsbooks

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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Ok is the man in gray Leandro or Fermin?!
@Coleen_Nieto @Nute @SilversReviews

SilversReviews I‘ll have to make time to read this. I‘m not sure. Loved Fermin. 😀 (edited) 13mo
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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The frickin origin story of the labyrinth! And isn't the stained glass a picture of a rose or am I wrong? I haven't gone back to look.
@Coleen_Nieto @Nute @AvidReader25 @Nebklvr

Coleen_Nieto I have to get started! Tomorrow I'm off so it will be a reading day 13mo
Nebklvr Enjoy!!! I really liked it. 13mo
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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Ok I'm finished! But who is Laia? Is it the back story of Alicia? And is the house they go to the same one that Daniel goes to work the creepy old lady? I couldn't find which book that was in.
@Nute @SilversReviews @ChaoticMissAdventures @Nebklvr

SilversReviews I wish I could help. I didn‘t read this book yet. Sounds good, though. (edited) 13mo
ChaoticMissAdventures It has been awhile since I read the series but I couldn't remember her either. I sort of took this as a splinter story of a girl we didn't know yet. 13mo
emz711 @ChaoticMissAdventures to me, the biggest push is that the same letters in her name are in Alicia 13mo
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Anyone ever see a book in a series in a used bookstore and buy it as a reminder that I want to buy the whole series? Love #thursdaynext novels!

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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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It's here! It's here! Can't wait to read it.
#cemetaryofforgottenbooks #magicalrealism

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So interesting! And he's such a great narrator. I love his podcasts and any other shows he ends up on.
Audiobook is around 4 hrs.

#podcasts

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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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It's coming out in English in November! Happy birthday to me. I can't wait
Or you can try your luck at the galley giveaway

#giveaway #crz #barcelona #cemetaryofforgottenbooks

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I had no idea there was a #pemberlittens on persuasion! The best Jane Austen book.

My husband has been reading it to me while I breastfeed. It's a lot of time just sitting here!

AvidReader25 That sounds like the most romantic thing ever. Having one of my favorite books in the world read to me while breastfeeding! Swoon. 😍 1y
DivineDiana What a kind husband! ❤️ 1y
emz711 @AvidReader25 @DivineDiana finished it last night on my birthday. Was so romantic! 1y
DivineDiana Perfect timing. Happy Birthday! 🎁📚❤️ 1y
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Possession | A. S. Byatt

Such a cool list of books! Added so many to my TBR

? "Best books about books"
https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2021/august/best-books-about-books-reading-di...

Nute I really enjoy these kind of lists at the end of the year. But they do blow up the listing of books desired to be read. 14mo
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Hoopla | Harry Stein
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When you're library gets back into the hoopla system! Audiobooks, tv and movies here I come!

#hoopla #audiobooks

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Finished last night and I liked it more than I expected to!
#classic #ocean #critters #pancakes #sunday

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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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Classic tale that I feel like gets talked about in other novels and I had to track it down! You know when you just want to find a book the old fashioned way? Second hand bookshop with a shipment of classics for the win!

Can't wait to see how it is! Anyone read it before?

#gothic #white #wilkiecollins

JamieArc I enjoyed it! 2y
LeslieO I loved it! 2y
BarbaraBB It‘s fantastic! 🖤 2y
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Highland Park Public Library | Highland Park, NJ (Library)
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Yay! So many more audiobooks with the addition of hoopla and connecting to other libraries! What audiobooks are you into right now?
#audiobooks

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Ha! I got an email from Goodreads and saw thing and thought “wait a minute, i've read that!“
Nope, totally different book.

thanks for the follow @johncadams

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Peter Pan and Wendy | J. M. Barrie
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Old, water damaged, basement smelling copy of Peter Pan?! I couldn't pass that up at my local second hand bookstore.

#peterpan #old #booksmell

Soubhiville Fun! 2y
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Listening to ⚾ and
Reading my new purchase. I had no idea this was a start to a series. Uh oh!
#baseball #yankees #series

TheRiehlDeal Go Yankees! ⚾️ #☝️ 2y
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Gold Diggers: A Novel | Sanjena Sathian
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Too bad I can't needlepoint and read at the same time.

So far enjoying it!
#gold #crafts #needlepoint

EmilieGR I did this needlepoint! It was a lot of fun 🤩 2y
emz711 @EmilieGR I've had it sitting around for probably over a decade! 2y
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