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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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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?

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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! 2w
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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. 2w
emz711 @AmyG there's so many Terry's! Brooks, Goodkind, Pratchett, Gilliam, Jones 2w
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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) 3w
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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 3w
Nebklvr Enjoy!!! I really liked it. 2w
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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) 3w
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. 2w
emz711 @ChaoticMissAdventures to me, the biggest push is that the same letters in her name are in Alicia 2w
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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. 😍 5mo
DivineDiana What a kind husband! ❤️ 5mo
emz711 @AvidReader25 @DivineDiana finished it last night on my birthday. Was so romantic! 2mo
DivineDiana Perfect timing. Happy Birthday! 🎁📚❤️ 2mo
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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. 1mo
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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! 6mo
LeslieO I loved it! 6mo
BarbaraBB It‘s fantastic! 🖤 6mo
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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! 7mo
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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! ⚾️ #☝️ 9mo
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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 🤩 9mo
emz711 @EmilieGR I've had it sitting around for probably over a decade! 9mo
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Oddity | Eli Brown
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Yay it's here! What a gorgeous maroon color, had to filter a bit to show you. We can pretend I don't have work to do and should start reading right?
Can't wait to start!
#afternoon #coffee

IndyHannaJones What is thos? 9mo
IndyHannaJones this?* 9mo
emz711 @IndyHannaJones I'm hoping it's a good book! I loved Eli Brown's last book and this will be totally different but I'm excited. 9mo
emz711 @IndyHannaJones it was cute. Coming of age epic fantasy. 9mo
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Foucault's Pendulum | Umberto Eco
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2 day holiday coming up, will I get through this book? Probably not all the way but so far I'm in!

Cottage cheese matzah meal pancakes #passover and happy Easter too!

BennettBookworm These look amazing! Happy Passover! 10mo
Ruthiella Yum 😋 Happy Pesach😋! (edited) 10mo
Come-read-with-me Looks delicious! 10mo
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Oddity | Eli Brown

I have been waiting for Eli Brown to come out with another book and I missed it! Goodreads had to tell me by email! So then I bought it immediately! Tried bookshop.org for the first time. Super cool, can't wait for it to be delivered! #bookshoporg #bookmail

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Picked up my library holds. My weekend is booked.
What do you guys think?
#chagsameach #happypassover #ilikebigbooks

Ruthiella It took me a few tries to get into Foucault‘s Pendulum, but once I did, I was hooked! 😀 10mo
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Infused | Henrietta Lovell
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You need a good cup of tea while reading this book! It was so delightful and non fiction semi-bio is not usually my jam. There was a little history on tea, British blending and how to dry the different types of tea. She awakened tea life in me when it's been dormant for a bit and now I want to go spend my money on some really good loose leaf!

(My loose leaf dealer - Gong Fu Tea in Des Moines, IA)

#tea #looseleaftea #green #steam

Moony Such a wonderful pic! Tea and reading is a perfect match ❤️ 10mo
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I rarely do these but it was right up my alley and tough!
Don't make me choose between fireplaces and the beach!

#thisorthat
@DarkMina

Tagging @llcoolnate @BookBudget19

llcoolnate Wow these are some tough ones but I agree with all of it!! I'd be slightly fireplace tho. But that is a tough one! Depends too much on the book to me :) 10mo
emz711 @llcoolnate I don't know if I've ever read in front of a fireplace but it sounds nice! 10mo
DarkMina Thanks for playing! 10mo
TheLibrarian Hahaha I have the same feelings about the fireplace or beach but I caved and chose beach. I‘m glad to see I‘m not the only one who selected having your favorite character die. 10mo
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Angels & Demons | Dan Brown
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I've been rereading books in my collection to keep or give away. I really am at the point where I've read everything fiction in my house!

Finished Deception Point and Digital Fortress (DF is still the best of Dan Brown, I think) so now it's on to Robert Langdon.

Happy Purim! #hamantashen #purim #holiday

xicanti Happy Purim! 11mo
emz711 @xicanti thank you! 10mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I know, I know, I'm reading it again but I had nothing in the house to read and then I got my library books and you don't expect me to just not finish it?
#4thtimessocharming #reread

Like the #piranesi #bookmark?

IamIamIam Nothing in the house to read 🤣🤣🤣🤣 (and other lies we tell ourselves...) I loved The Night Circus and just haven't gotten around to this one. 11mo
emz711 @IamIamIam you must! I think it was better than the night circus 🤫🤫 11mo
IamIamIam @emz711 ooooOOOOOOoooo 👀 11mo
Bits 🗝️🐝🗡️ 😍 11mo
AvidReader25 I JUST picked this one up to reread!!! 11mo
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Anyone watching the Hustler? Look how amazing that library is!
#newtvshow #craigferguson

Godpants I watched an episode last week and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! And yes, that set is pretty spectacular. 12mo
emz711 @Godpants I just watched 3 in a row and have to go to bed. I've been wrong every time! 12mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I forgot that this started. We love Craig Ferguson in my house. I hope my guy is recordong this. 12mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Perfect! Thanks! 12mo
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#goodreads #myyearinbooks

Best time of year!

Less than last year but still pretty good. I love looking back at what I read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
perfectsinner I didn't read as much this year, either. But it isn't over yet! 13mo
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BetterWorldBooks | Goshen, IN (Bookstore)
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I've had an account with Better World Books for years. I remember doing the bookshelf challenge in probably 2010 to get a "Well Read" t-shirt.
The best part? Free shipping!
I use it to buy lots of gifts for friend's kids that live far away. It's the best!

What book do you think I bought?

#betterworldbooks #freeshipping #mysterybook

Butterfinger I have not heard of them. I'll look them up. 14mo
emz711 It's like the ebay of books! 14mo
KathyWheeler Better World Books is great. They work with libraries when the library is doing a weeding project. Instead of the books getting thrown away or recycled, the library can send the books to them — I think they pay shipping and provide shipping materials. 14mo
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I read this within 24 hrs. It definitely moved and kept my interest. Still loving my spooky stories 🎃🦃🎄

She did a weird thing where something new would happen and it was as if there was a pause in the story, like someone arrived in a dangerous situation but we had to pause to talk about the trees and her sweater or something? Any one else pick that up?

#mocha #biscuits #traderjoes #spooky

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Tote and bookmark from Bloomsbury finally came in!
Such fun stuff to celebrate a great book.
Need to reread it really soon!

#swag #freeswag #bloomsbury #tote #free #surprise

Palimpsest ❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts Loved it ❤️ 1y
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Palimpsest @emz711 No, I didn‘t get a tote, but I love it and I loved this book so much! 1y
Cathythoughts Lovely tote ❤️ I didn‘t get a tote 🙁, but I got the book for my son for his birthday 🤗 1y
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Alright guys. I'm a third of the way through. They are recapping what happened so why should I continue? I know some people love it but I'm not getting it yet!

Motivate me! 👍
#motivation

Or tell me to DNF!🤯
#dnf

Addison_Reads DNF...in my experience with this author sticking it out until the end doesn't make it worth it. I haven't read this book, but I read two others and got upset with myself for not bailing on them both. People either love her writing or find it tedious. 1y
AvidReader25 I second the thoughts from @Addison_Reads about her writing. I read this the same time as a similar book and loved that one much more. 1y
zezeki Halfway through this book it got boring for me, I plowed through it, but I don't think it was worth it. (edited) 1y
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TrishB I finished but wished I hadn‘t. 1y
emz711 @TrishB haha! 😆😁😄 1y
veritysalter I liked it, but I did find reading something lighter, to ‘cleanse the palette‘ helped. It‘s so descriptive and can go off on the Classics for pages. I‘m glad I read it, but probably would never reread. 1y
rwmg I read it when it first came out and loved it. I re-read it 10 years later and found it a struggle ti get through 1y
emz711 @Addison_Reads @AvidReader25 @zezeki @TrishB you've given me the strength to DNF! On to a Joanne Fluke audiobook next ✅ thanks all 💚 1y
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert

I gave up on this one. I was listening to audiobook and the narrator was bugging me. Main character was so angry in every scene and I couldn't listen anymore. This seems to happen with audiobooks more than physical books so maybe I'll try again in print.

Sometimes I listen to audio clip before checking out of the library but I haven't done that recently.

What did you think of the book?
Do you bail on a book due to the narrator?

#audiobook #dnf

Messiejessie I read the book but I wasn‘t a fan. I just didn‘t get invested into the characters or the story. Although I know lots of people really liked it. 1y
emilyrosex I've read this and the sequel and didn't love them. Also I'm totally with you on giving up on audiobooks because of the narrator 🙊 1y
Deifio I always check out the audiobooks narrator. There were cases where I didn't get the audio because I couldn't stand the narrator. 1y
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Jenken1998 My son and i listened on audio. It was just ok. I like the print version better. 1y
emz711 @Jenken1998 ah! I'm not alone. Maybe I should get it out of the library then 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I just finished one on audio and the male narrator did this weird thing as the females that made everything sound like a question or they were annoyed. It was the weakest book of the series, but I pushed through. Might avoid the audio of he narrates the next one. 1y
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Thanks @Arvena
1. I've got quilts made by my grandma and a 💀Jack Skellington🎃 snuggie!
2. Probably tagged book, my husband and I are reading it together.

#two4tuesday
Tag, you're it! @jmtrivera @ZoeJane620 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📚😊 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks for the tag! 1y
jmtrivera Thanks!! 1y
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Hitchhiker's Trilogy | Douglas Adams
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"Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias has thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now."

??????Ahh Douglas Adams

#thoughtprovokingthursday
@BayouGirl85 @Arvena

Who's next? Newest followers! @SonyaBeatty @bookslis @KristabellaBooks

BayouGirl85 I feel like o really need to read this. 🤔🤔🤔 1y
emz711 @BayouGirl85 !!! I'll even say the movie is legit because Douglas Adams wrote it before he died. Great series 1y
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Starting up the audiobook and finishing up a scarf!
🍁🍂🌾

#audiobook #scarf
#fallcolors #autumn

inthegreensandblues Beautiful! 1y
Saknicole Love it! 1y
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Yes! Off the hold list on #libby

What's your favorite Hannah Swenson? @Arvena

NovelGirl82 I‘m only up to The Blackberry Pie Murder, which I think is 17? I just got it from the library yesterday! I have all of the Hallmark movies too, and wish they‘d make more. (edited) 1y
emz711 @NovelGirl82 there's movies!!?! 1y
NovelGirl82 @emz711 Yes! Hallmark channel made 5! They don‘t exactly follow the books, of course, but they‘re fun😊 If you have a Vudu account, you can get them there. The first 4 come in a bundle and the 5th is separate. Just search for Murder She Baked. 1y
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I love a good map but not when the library glues the jacket to the book! I can't see the rest!

#maplove #maps #librarybook

Sace That's just wrong! 1y
Ruthiella I hate when that happens! 😖 1y
Soubhiville Noooo! 1y
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emz711 @Sace @Ruthiella @Soubhiville ha thanks guys for sympathizing 1y
Sace Hey, I completely understand your frustration! 1y
Soubhiville I can post a photo of the map uncovered... if I haven‘t done it by tomorrow remind me please! 1y
emz711 @Soubhiville 😍😍 yes! They're different front and back covers 1y
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Omg when all your library holds come in!
#newbooks #firstlibraryread
What do I read first?

Bandrea A Deadly Education looks so good! 1y
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Read it in a day! Walked to the library to return it already and forgot to take a picture so you get the picture of my finished pumpkins! 🎃🎃🎃 🏚️🌊🌊

#spookyscary
#shortfictionbigworld

Scochrane26 Those are really cute! 1y
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Listening to 'Just the right book' podcast. Roxanne Coady is interviewing these two authors and this book sounds really interesting and hopeful!
https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=77797498&refid=asa

#podcast #knitting #audiocrafting #justtherightbook

Oryx Your stitches look so neat. Lovely colours too 1y
emz711 @Oryx thank you! 🎃🎃 1y
PurpleTulipGirl Beautiful project! 1y
daena Love those colors. Happy knitting 🧶 1y
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Another fun #cozymystery
I never thought I was a cozy mystery person but I am! And adding the snowy upper Minnesota setting doesn't hurt.

Just make sure you don't read any Fluke books while you're hungry!

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Loved it! There's a lot packed into a tiny book.

I was excited to get something new from Susanna Clarke but I also heard of her chronic illness and I understand how difficult it must be for her to create.
#chronicillnessclub #knitting #pumpkins

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/12/susanna-clarke-i-was-cut-off-from-...

What's your favorite #ShortFictionBigWorld book?

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Yes, it's here!
So pretty!

AllisonM89 Yes!!! I was thinking the same when i opened it! 1y
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So cute, kind of like a less spooky ocean at the end of the lane.

#magicalrealism

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Library book haul!
This is what happens when I put things on hold and can't go inside the library!
What should be my next read?

#knitting #library #bookhaul #3books

Beatlefan129 I love that color yarn, so pretty for fall 1y
emz711 @Beatlefan129 right! And I don't even like orange. Bought 3 skeins on sale, making pumpkins 🎃🎃 1y
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Finished in a day! Really fun and interesting read that kept me guessing. Another Ariel Lawhon masterpiece!

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