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Joined April 2019

Add me on IG (@vumblereads), GR (goodreads.com/vumblereads), storygraph (@aklatlibro). Looking for more book buddies! All reviews are posted on GR.
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Warlord Born by David Beers, Michael Anderle
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Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris
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Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
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Lore Olympus by Rachel Smithe
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Foundation and Empire | Isaac Asimov
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I got tired of carrying the hardcover, I borrowed the mass paperback edition from the library 😂😂

Please support me and my sister‘s bookstagram account 🩵 at https://instagram.com/bookandpad?igshid=NzZlODBkYWE4Ng%3D%3D

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Interesting so far!

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Ransom | Julie Garwood
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This is why I like hard cover books. They open nicely and I can eat a sandwich while reading, and drink tea on the other hand 😂

TheBookgeekFrau Agreed!! 3mo
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I just finished #thefirstworldwarretold, now I‘m debating whether I should read this next 😄 #prettycovers

Smarkies That cover! 😍😍😍 3mo
vumblereads I know! I bought this book at a museum shop. Totally caught my eye. 3mo
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This book was really helpful.

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I had such a good experience when I went to visit the Imperial War Museum in London that I decided to purchase this book to have a deeper understanding with what happened during the First World War. I can‘t really find anyone else on the internet reading this at the moment, but I‘d love to have someone to talk to about it 🩵 I‘m not done yet but I feel like this book is going to be one of my favorites.

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Pickpick

What a fantastic book! I loved everything about it! Couldn‘t put the book down.

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I‘m liking it so far! Anyone reading this?

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Happy New Year! First book of the year.

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Gospel of Loki | Joanne M Harris
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About to start this one. Hope it‘s good 🤞🏼#loki #mythology #fantasy #libraryloan

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The Complete Arrows Trilogy | Mercedes Lackey
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1. The Complete Arrow‘s Trilogy: Arrow‘s Fall

- I‘m loving Arrow‘s Fall compared to Arrow‘s Flight.

2. My indoor #greenhouse (using an IKEA Detolf Cabinet).

- It‘s hard growing plants in the desert.

3. Jim Henson‘s The Storyteller: Ghosts #1 by Márk László.

- I really enjoyed this graphic novel.

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rachelsbrittain I love the idea of an indoor greenhouse! 2y
vumblereads @rachelsbrittain if you have Instagram, look up @ikeagreenhousecabinet and you‘ll see lots of wonderful ideas on indoor greenhouses 2y
rachelsbrittain @vumblereads excuse me, doing that right now 😂 2y
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Nute I was just saying to a friend the other day that I wish I could have a greenhouse. Now maybe I can! Checking out Instagram. Thanks!🙂 2y
vumblereads @Nute it‘s totally possible! Good luck! 2y
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The Complete Arrows Trilogy | Mercedes Lackey
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The Complete Arrows Trilogy | Mercedes Lackey
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Yes!! Story is picking up! I wasn‘t a fan of #arrowsflight but #arrowsfall seems promising!!! #arrowstrilogy

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The Mysterious Benedict Society | Trenton Lee Stewart
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This is what happens when I stop by the library AND Barnes and Noble.

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The Complete Arrows Trilogy | Mercedes Lackey
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Currently reading Arrow‘s Flight 🤯 Kris and Talia??? Wth, why??? Totally turned off.

GondorGirl Keep reading... I don't want to spoil anything, but you'll probably be happy it happened later in the trilogy. 2y
vumblereads @GondorGirl oh thanks! Something to look forward to! Almost finished with Arrow‘s Flight. 2y
GondorGirl @vumblereads The Valdemar books are my favorites ever. I've been reading them since I was 15 and have read the entire series multiple times. I can't wait to hear what you think about the rest of this trilogy. 2y
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vumblereads Okay will let you know! 😊 2y
vumblereads @GondorGirl finished the trilogy! I know what you mean now when you mentioned something about later in the series. I found the 3 books okay, I feel like it could be better? But since it was written earlier (80‘s?), I think it was pretty good especially since it has LGBTQ themes in it. Didn‘t think there would be rape in there too. Im not a fan of the second book though, there really wasn‘t much plot but only character development I guess for talia 2y
vumblereads @GondorGirl what other valdemar books do you recommend? 2y
GondorGirl @vumblereads A number of years later she wrote the Wind trilogy which follows Elspeth. I think those are my favorite books in the entire series. The Arrows books are where it all started, but the series evolved a lot over the years. 2y
GondorGirl @vumblereads I also really love the Owl trilogy, which follows the Hawkbrothers more than the Heralds. 2y
vumblereads @GondorGirl aww I‘d like to know what happened to Elspeth! Thanks! 2y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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My reading corner

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I‘m so excited! I borrowed the 12 volumes of #theancientmagusbride . I heard it‘s an anime now. I‘m always late when it comes to these kind of news lol. Also borrowed #thegirlfromtheotherside vol 6.

revenge4porgy How do I add a new book to the books I‘ve read? 4y
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A Life in Parts | Bryan Cranston
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I thought this was interesting. It‘s an article about the most famous book set in every state. Here‘s the link: https://www.businessinsider.com/most-famous-book-set-in-every-state-2016-11

TheBookAddict Why sure I‘ll read this interesting article even though it‘s way past my bedtime. Don‘t mind if I do. 🙂 4y
suzie.reads This is a really interesting article and great for #ReadtheUSA2020 4y
vumblereads @suzie.reads I agree! 4y
BookwormM Looks interesting 4y
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I‘m wondering if I should read this or not. There‘s mixed reviews on goodreads. 🤔

ljuliel I liked it , but that‘s just one opinion. 🙂. I don‘t know if you would or not. 4y
AvidReader25 I loved this one! 4y
Emilymdxn I really enjoyed it. It‘s definitely different from Jane Eyre or wuthering heights, and I think a lot of people don‘t like it if they‘re expecting it to be similar to them, but I for sure liked it! 4y
bookishbitch I really liked it. It was considered scandalous for it's time because it pointed out the double standards in society between men and women. I think it is far better than her sisters book Wuthering Heights. 4y
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Radiance: A Novel | Grace Draven
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This was so addicting I kind of want to read it all over again. It was an emotional journey! This book just made me feel good! And I can‘t get over it. I‘m watching YouTube videos about it, lurking the authors page on goodreads, trying to see if there‘s other books in the series.... I don‘t get this obsessed with a book unless I really love it! I wish she‘d make a new cover though. And can we have a hardcover edition please #gracedraven ?

OnlyYoo I loved it too! From what I understand it‘s supposed to be a trilogy but idk when the third book is coming out 4y
vumblereads @onlyyoo Have you read 4y
OnlyYoo Not yet, but I plan to very soon! 4y
vumblereads @OnlyYoo Same here! I‘m currently in line on the Libby app 4y
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Finished reading #americangods and now I‘m reading #anansiboys ! I think I‘m liking Anansi boys more! It‘s a fun read!

ravenlee But WHEN are you going to finish that book?! 😆 4y
vumblereads @ravenlee this year! I hope 4y
Deifio I definitely liked Anansi Boys better 😁 4y
Scochrane26 I haven‘t read Anansi Boys yet. I loved American Gods, so I‘ll be interested to see which one I like better. 4y
vumblereads @Deifio Anansi Boys was awesome!!! Loved it! @Scochrane26 it‘s good!! 😬 4y
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Someone asked me, “why is it taking so long for you to finish that book?”

I look at my 724 paged book in my hands and didn‘t know what to say.

Some books for me are light reads and others are heavy reads 🤷🏻‍♀️ but I never thought of reading as a competition to who finishes first.

I wanted to read this slow and savor every moment of the novel.

And wouldn‘t you rather see people reading than not reading at all?

Merry Christmas to all #littens

vumblereads The dogs in the picture are #sheepadoodles and their names are Franky (with a y) and Panda. 4y
JoyBlue Similarly (I think), I‘m not keen on reading challenges. I read for pleasure—it makes no difference to me how many books/year. Enjoy your reading! 📚💙 4y
Zelma @vumblereads @JoyBlue I don‘t even do the Goodreads challenge. I love seeing my page total for the year and look a my genre trends and such, but I don‘t do challenges or rush my reading. That said, I love how different we all are on Litsy! 4y
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Birdsong28 Totally agree with you about this. I see people reading 10-20 books a month on here and I barely get through 2-3 a month due to work and family and I just think at least I pick up a book. I have managed to complete my GoodReads challenge of 45 and have got it to 92 books so far (as I will be finishing at least 2 more by the end of year) but sometimes I do feel a bit pressured to read more but I just want to do what suits me. 📚📖 4y
vumblereads @Birdsong28 congratulations on completing your GR challenge! 92 books is impressive! I finished 100 books so far but I read manga and picture books too or whatever interests me at the moment. 4y
vumblereads @Zelma yes I agree! Each reader is different. Some people assume that everyone who reads books belong in one category. 4y
vumblereads @JoyBlue yes I agree! Read for pleasure and to improve oneself! 4y
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I‘m currently reading American Gods to this #pupparoo. He‘s liking it so far 😂 Here‘s to another #neilgaiman fan 🥂😂 #sheepadoodle #puppy

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Brought this with me while I wait for my physical therapy 😬 #tenosynovitis #tendinitis

It‘s such a beautiful book!

Scochrane26 That is a cool cover. 4y
night_shift Pretty edition! 4y
NataliePatalie I've never seen this edition. So pretty! 4y
vumblereads It‘s a Barnes and Noble leatherbound edition 😄 you can find it on the B&N website or in Amazon 🙌🏼 4y
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Enjoying my day reading a book by #cynthiahand . This is my cat by the way, his name is Dr. Pickles. He has numerous PhD‘s in #catonomics #kittyism and #litterature.

SW-T Dr. Pickles sounds like an extraordinary cat! 😹😹😹 4y
Scochrane26 He‘s beautiful & love the name! (edited) 4y
NeedsMoreBooks Dr. Pickles sounds awesome 😻😻 4y
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Bertha_Mason Dr. Pickles!!! 😻 4y
xicanti Dr Pickles has an excellent name. 4y
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Finally going to read this. It‘s been sitting in my shelf for a year now 😂 hope it‘s good! #christmasbooks #holidayreading

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A Nordic King | Karina Halle
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I'm done reading A Nordic King! Who else has read it? What did you think of it? It's currently available for reading if you're a prime member! Review is on goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41957608-a-nordic-king

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Miracle on 5th Avenue | Sarah Morgan
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So excited to read this! Happy Holidays everyone!

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Fascinating. It shifts the lens and allows the readers to see the behind the scenes of the Fuhrer aka Patient A and basically the men behind Adolf Hitler. This was such a wonderful and *stimulating* read, I was addicted. I will probably get a second dose of this in the future. Currently now shelved as a favorite. Books after all are my drug.

keithmalek I hate to ruin it for you, but it's mostly nonsense. https://www.ft.com/content/3989c0b2-9132-11e6-a72e-b428cb934b78 1y
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Salt: A World History | Mark Kurlansky
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Road trip audiobook choice: #salt #scottbrick #nonfiction

I‘m liking it so far!

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This book is fantastic! A page turner!

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I‘m finally going to read this edition 😂 I‘ve been putting it off because it‘s so pretty 😍 and I didn‘t want to put any fingerprints on it lol.

Eggbeater Great books! 4y
vumblereads I hope so! I love Neil Gaiman! 4y
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Ricochet Joe | Dean Koontz
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Going to be reading my first Dean Koontz. It‘s free on Amazon Prime Reads! This is also the first ebook that I‘ve had that has an animated cover 🤩

vumblereads Okay so the whole book is somewhat animated 😂 I think that‘s why it‘s called Kindle in Motion 😂😅 4y
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange

Currently on page 108. I‘m thinking about DNF-ing this book. I‘m having a hard time following and it feels so scattered. I‘m reading paragraphs of monologuing that my mind ends up wandering. Does it get better? I feel guilty feeling this way when it supposedly has high ratings

ElizaMarie Not every book is for everyone. I do feel guilty sometimes for DNF-ing as well. But maybe put it aside and try it again later? You might not be in the right frame of mind for it? Or it just doesn't speak to you. 4y
NeedsMoreBooks I enjoyed it as I got the views of so many characters. However, do not feel guilt about DNF-ing. Life is too short yo read books that you don‘t like 😊 4y
mom2bugnbee I DNF'd Water for Elephants, The Goldfinch, & The Underground Railroad. Saying that a book isn't right for you doesn't mean it isn't a good book. Don't feel guilty! Your life it too short & your TBR too long! 😁 4y
vumblereads @ElizaMarie @NeedsMoreBooks @mom2bugnbee thanks! I‘ll give it a couple more pages and then I‘ll decide whether to DNF it or not. 4y
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Is it already too late for me to join #santathing ?

Megabooks I think it ends on December 2 but check @Litsy or @LibraryThing 👍🏻 4y
Litsy Yeah. Not to late. Go to https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing 4y
vumblereads Thank you! 4y
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1️⃣ There There by Tommy Orange, Will Williams (Disorder Collection) by Namwali Serpell
2️⃣ Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman
3️⃣ Chris Riddell (illustrator)

#fantasy #graphicnovel #literaryfiction

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I‘m ready to venture into another genre ⭐️#currentlyreading

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Book #81. Not that it matters. I‘m way behind on my goodreads reading challenge and I‘m fine with that. 😁

Scochrane26 Quality > quantity 4y
vumblereads @Scochrane26 I agree but I‘ve also had a number of guilty reads 😂 and I don‘t regret it. 4y
Scochrane26 @vumblereads I have too this year. I have read more books this yr than any other, but I don‘t feel the need to compare w/ others. I just read what I can & enjoy it, not worried about the number. 4y
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Just because you‘re at a certain age, doesn‘t necessarily mean you can‘t thoroughly enjoy books written for younger readers. 🥰

Suet624 Good reminder 4y
vumblereads @suet624 yes 😃 4y
Bookwormjillk 👍👍 4y
MoonWitch94 So true!!!! 4y
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Has anyone read this? And if you have, what did you think about it?

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The Crown Of Dalemark | Diana Wynne Jones
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Whew! This book was long! And the ending was even longer than I expected! Out of all 4 books from the Dalemark Quartet, Drowned Ammet is by far my favorite. Followed by Cart and Cwidder, and then Crown of Dalemark. With Spellcoats being the last.

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I‘m currently reading The Crown of Dalemark by Diana Wynne Jones. But I found this little gem in my parents house. I wanted to tag it on the heading but the ISBN is linked to a different book. Sorry Litsy 😅

I‘m Catholic but I grew up with chinese traditions too and I believe in feng shui and energy 😅 it‘s a little too late to read this since it‘s almost the end of the year, but what the heck I‘m still curious and I‘m a year of the tiger too.

BookwormM Pretty cover 4y
OnlyYoo I totally get that. Raised in the church but I still have some weird Korean superstitions 4y
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Today is a rest day for me. I injured my left ankle so I‘ve been doing R.I.C.E. (rest-ice-compression-elevate) and meds for it.

Despite the injury, I managed to make some Pao de Queijo. It‘s pretty easy. I love the chewiness of it. Usually my go to cheese is feta but I used Parmesan and mozzarella this time around.

I‘m slowly reading the fourth book of The Dalemark Quartet. Since it‘s the last book, I don‘t want it to end too soon.

BookNAround Those look yummy. I love anything with cheese! 4y
esurient Ooo, the web says that bread is gluten free! Thanks for introducing me to it! I'm always looking for yummy things I can feed dietary-restricted friends, and yours look amazing. 4y
vumblereads @esurient oh yeah it‘s made with tapioca flour! You‘re welcome! 4y
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Saw this post from @booksandbedandtea and decided to have fun with it too!

I would keep: my books, my cat and tea! Love tea!

I‘m currently reading #thecrownofdalemark from #thedalemarkquartet . It‘s the fourth and last book of the series. And I‘m so happy to be reading about Mitt again!

Chrissyreadit I would keep Litsy over Facebook, but I also need by books, dog and cats. So funny that kids are not an option🤣 4y
Megabooks Books, tea, dogs 4y
Lucy_Anywhere Ah, this is tough! Books, tea, and chocolate for me 4y
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vumblereads @Chrissyreadit 😂 that means you can get rid of them! Just kidding! 4y
vumblereads @Lucy_Anywhere aah yes chocolate. I would‘ve chosen that too but I feel bad for the cat. Wouldn‘t be able to survive by himself. 4y
vumblereads @Megabooks good choice! It‘s nice to know some folks prefer tea over coffee! 4y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Mine would be books, dogs and coffee (sorry cat, I can't live without coffee) 4y
vumblereads @Enchanted_Bibliophile I‘ll take the cat 😂 4y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @vumblereads She's old and moody, but I still love her. But coffee ☕ 😜 4y
coffees I would go with books, tea, and my dogs xD 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Books, cat, chocolate 4y
vumblereads @enchanted_bibliophile moody cats....yes I‘ve had one of those 🙄 4y
Bookwomble For me, 📚🐱🎼 4y
Caffeinated_Reader Books, music, coffee 4y
KendallHershey I don‘t like this game 😩 4y
vumblereads @KendallHershey Oh no I'm sorry!!! 4y
KendallHershey @vumblereads lol it‘s all fun am games until I have to choose between wine and chocolate! 😂 4y
vumblereads @KendallHershey 😂 first world problems 4y
Kaila-ann Cats, books and coffee. 4y
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The hardest part of being a bookworm is when you feel so excited about a certain series but nobody you know has read it. So you can‘t really talk to anyone about it except to air it out in social media. Another struggle is finding the people who actually like to read #highfantasy. It‘s a lonely world out here 😅 #soloreads

So far I‘ve given the first 2 books of the series, 5 stars! Diana Wynne Jones is a badass fantasy author!

Cailey_Mac I‘ve never heard of this series, but I definitely wanna give it a try! I definitely know that struggle though; usually my boyfriend and best friend let me gush about it but they have no clue what I‘m talking about 😅 4y
BethM I looooove fantasy! I‘ve never read this series but I‘ve read some of her other work! 4y
vumblereads @cailey_mac yes please do and please tell me what you think! Yes I do have people to talk to but it‘s either they‘re not book people or if they are, they‘re very mainstream book people 😅 4y
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vumblereads @BethM do you have ang recommendations? 😁 4y
CoffeeCatsBooks I have her Howl‘s Moving Castle, but I haven‘t read any of her other books. I also love fantasy books. 📚 4y
vumblereads @CoffeeCatsBooks Oh yay another fantasy fan! I have the Studio Ghibli dvd and the book too of Howls Moving Castle. I first knew about Diana Wynne Jones because of the Studio Ghibli movie. I haven‘t read the book version though but I‘ve heard the series is really good too. 4y
Cailey_Mac @vumblereads ooo I will try to read these soon! And I deff understand that😅 4y
Deifio I read mostly fantasy, never heard of this series! Stack add! I have my sister and mother to talk about and trade fantasy books, I"m really lucky! ? 4y
vumblereads @deifio lucky! But good to know there‘s a few folks on Litsy who read fantasy 😄 4y
BethM If you‘re looking for “high” fantasy go with Patrick Rothfuss‘ king killer chronicles- they‘re exceptional. 4y
vumblereads @BethM I‘ve heard about the King Killer Chronicles. He‘s definitely in my TBR! Thank you! 4y
Scochrane26 What‘s high fantasy compared with fantasy? Just curious. 4y
vumblereads @scochrane26 😄 It‘s a subcategory of Fantasy with a medieval type setting or something that has its own world. Like LOTR and ASOIF 😄 (edited) 4y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I love fantasy, but fantasy authors do insist upon writing lengthy series I can't keep up with while finishing my PhD! Good thing I got to teach Fantasy Lit a few semesters ago to hold me over. 4y
vumblereads @SaunteringVaguelyDownwards you teach fantasy lit?! Wow 🙌🏼 that‘s the best job ever!!! Your work is your hobby is your work! and I love your username! 😂 4y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards @vumblereads It was a lot of fun! We did tons of creative projects like remixing Shaun Tan's graphic novel The Arrival to tell different stories in that same fantasy universe, and talked with the Jim Henson archivist and saw some of his work in the university's collection. 4y
vumblereads Oh my!!!! How could I have forgotten about Shaun Tan!!!! I remember seeing his book on Goodreads and I‘ve just totally forgotten about it! He had another graphic novel too.... 🧐 and you guys were remixing? that sounds like fun! This is why I need to quit my job and major in English lit 😂 4y
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On my third Dalemark Quartet. I‘m totally addicted to these series!

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I‘ll revisit this some other time when I‘m in the right headspace.

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Currently at 23%! I‘m giddy with excitement! 😬 I am loving this series! #thedalemarkquartet

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Drowned Ammet | Diana Wynne Jones
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I advise you to take the little book. It‘s easy, and it has pictures.

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I love #thedalemarkquartet !

TheBookAddict 😂🤦🏽‍♀️ 4y
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