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I hope you guys had an awesome Thanksgiving! I don‘t know about you but I‘m still stuffed. But it‘s Black Friday so it‘s time to check out those awesome deals. I may or may not have decided to unhaul a few books to make room on my shelf. I added all of these to my PangoBooks shop if you‘re interested in them. I‘m @wildwoodreads there too. So tell me are you a Black Friday shopper?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/26/bookish-black-friday-deals/

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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My reading taste has changed so much this year. I never imagined I would dive into the substantial sci-fi genre. It never caught my interest until I picked up Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. And now there are several sci-fi titles that have caught my interest. And I‘m always looking for more. So if you have any recommendations drop them in the comments.

Sci-fi I want to try: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/22/sci-fi-books-that-i-want-to-try/

RaeLovesToRead I've been in a couple of sci fi book clubs... I would recommend The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet for something light, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is also wonderful and if you're really getting into the genre The Complete Robot by Isaac Asimov is stunning. 5d
Dragon Ancillary Justice is the first book in a trilogy , incredible world building 5d
wanderinglynn I second @RaeLovesToRead on Long Way. Becky Chambers is awesome. Also for fun sci-fi, I recommend John Scalzi‘s Redshirts and Agent to the Stars. He also has a series that starts with Old Man‘s War that is awesome. 5d
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wanderinglynn And HHGTTG is one of my all time fave books! 🙌🏻👍🏻 5d
RaeLovesToRead @wanderinglynn I just googled HHGTTG 😂🤦‍♀️ 5d
Vansa Octavia Butler's Kindred and Parable of the Sower, Parable of the talents are absolutely excellent.Sinopticon, a collection of Chinese short stories is lovely and unique. 4d
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Hey, guys. So I know I just sort of disappeared last week. My father passed away last Friday and I decided I needed to take some time off to process things. But in true Capricorn fashion it‘s time for me to get back to work. I‘m a workaholic and an overthinker. If I just sit and think I will literally make myself miserable. So it‘s time for a book chat. I‘ve been throwing myself into completing my reading goals. How are you reading goals going?

Moonprismpower I‘m sorry for your loss. I hope you are doing okay. I don‘t really set goals but I like to fill my planner with the books I‘ve read. Im currently listening to Under the Whispering Door, it‘s sort of a Scrooge story I think. And I‘m feeling like a couple books a month is very successful. I set my goodreads to 42 so that every year I surpass it! 1w
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. 1w
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Kdgordon88 I‘m sorry for your loss but I the need to stay moving. I just finished my book goal of 175 books last night and have one more book to read to complete #Booked2021. Take care! 1w
QuietlyLaura I‘m so sorry for your loss. Make sure you take time to care for yourself. 💕 1w
SamanthaMarie I am so sorry. How are you doing today? ♡ My current book goal is to get my reading log set up. I bought one in PDF form so I need to print, three hole punch, and put it into a binder. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔🙏🏻 1w
Jas16 I am so deeply sorry for your loss. 1w
RaeLovesToRead I'm so sorry to hear about your father 💔 and I really hope you're doing alright ❤ 1w
RaeLovesToRead One of my goals this year was to do the popsugar reading challenge and I've done absolutely crap at it (not even half way..) Still can't wait till the 2022 prompts are announced. Also I've nearly met my Goodreads goal of 70 books so that's a positive 😊 Sorry again for your loss. Sending hugs 💕 1w
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry about your father, Megan! 😢 I lost my father earlier this year. If it helps, I have found thinking of the good memories really did ease the pain some. Sending healing energy to you and your family at this time! 🙏 1w
Avanders I‘m so sorry for your loss 🙏🏽♥️ 1w
Amiable My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. It‘s hard to lose a parent. Sending hugs. 1w
wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry for your loss. It‘s hard to lose one‘s father. Sending healing energy and {hugs} 🤍🕯 1w
TheAromaofBooks I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you're able to spend some time with family, sharing good memories. ❤ 1w
Ruthiella You have my condolences. ❤️ 1w
TheLibrarian I‘m so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 1w
TheRiehlDeal Sorry for your loss. 💔 1w
kplovesbooks So sorry for your loss. 💔 1w
Reggie I‘m so sorry to hear about your dad. 1w
wildwoodreads @Moonprismpower Thanks! And that is awesome! 5d
wildwoodreads @Kdgordon88 Thank you! And that‘s awesome. It‘s so satisfying to complete goals! 5d
wildwoodreads @SamanthaMarie Thank you! I‘m doing pretty well. He had such a hard year full of pain so to know he‘s at rest now helps some. I miss him but he‘s no longer hurting. And that is so cool. I love to log my reading as well! 5d
wildwoodreads @RaeLovesToRead Thank you so much! And I know what you mean. I wanted to complete the Book of the Month challenge but I forgot about it two months in. So I‘m giving up on that one. 😂😂😂 5d
wildwoodreads @DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the kind words! I‘m sorry for your loss as well! 💕 5d
SamanthaMarie @wildwoodreads It's really hard to see our loved ones in pain. I'm glad you have some comfort now that he's not in pain anymore. Thank you for sharing with all of us your hard thing I hope you have felt support and love in all spheres of your life. ♡ 5d
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Y‘all I‘ve been obsessed with audiobooks lately. And to top it off I‘ve been obsessed with nonfiction audiobooks. I don‘t even know who I am anymore. 😂 But seriously. Life has been hectic and audiobooks have saved me. And I‘ve enjoyed every single one that I‘ve picked up. So if you have any audiobook recommendations leave them in the comments.

A few I‘ve been loving: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/10/audiobooks-that-ive-been-loving/

DarkMina Radium Girls was so sad but good! If you want another good non fiction, Midnight in Chernobyl was excellent. 2w
wildwoodreads @DarkMina Oh I had forgotten about Midnight in Chernobyl. It had been on my tbr but I kept putting it off. Definitely need to pick it up! 2w
TheRiehlDeal I‘m currently listening to The Monster of Elendhaven and it‘s really good so far. It‘s really short; like 3 hours and 53 minutes. I agree, I wasn‘t into audiobooks years ago, but I‘ve been listening for a couple years now. Non-fiction audiobooks have really helped me get into them. 2w
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Catsandbooks I just read this one by Jane Goodall and it was excellent as an audiobook! 2w
Tera66 I loved this one, it's heartbreaking 💔, but written so well. 2w
BkClubCare My favorite NF audiobook is 2w
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Marine Corps Vet Husband: You‘re sick. You need to hydrate.
Me: Caffeinate?
Him: Hydrate
Me: instructions unclear.
Him: Why are you like this?

Happy Sunday, guys. What are you reading today?

Mollyanna 🤣. Thank you to your husband for his service. My brother is currently at Camp LeJeune! Semper Fi! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Almost done!! Thank you to your husband 🙏🏻 (edited) 3w
kellyann28 I LOVE your mug!! 3w
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SayersLover Glad you‘re husband gives good advice 😂 I spent a delightful hour today reading the second book in a YA trilogy, “Traitor to the Throne” @wildwoodreads (edited) 3w
rsteve388 The best line is: Why are you like this .... Hahaha 3w
LeslieO OMG that mug! 3w
Linsy 😂 3w
Gissy Beautiful mug😍 3w
BookwormAHN Fantastic mug 🧡 3w
wildwoodreads @Mollyanna Will do. And that‘s where my husband was! 3w
wildwoodreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Did you enjoy it? It sounds interesting! 3w
wildwoodreads @SayersLover Oh that sounds really good! Hope you enjoyed! 3w
wildwoodreads @rsteve388 He asks me that a lot more than I like to admit. 🤣 3w
wildwoodreads @LeslieO My friend got it from Target! I‘m obsessed with it. 3w
wildwoodreads @Gissy Thanks! 💕 3w
wildwoodreads @BookwormAHN Thanks! 💕 3w
MaleficentBookDragon That mug!!‘🖤🖤🖤 3d
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The nights are starting to get longer. Here in Alabama our time falls back this weekend. And longer nights mean more time to read. So here are a few long books for long autumn nights.

There‘s nothing more satisfying than the work of finally finishing a long book. It really is like living a lifetime between pages.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/05/long-books-for-long-autumn-nights/

Becker Interesting pile. Enjoy! 3w
JamieArc I hear you! Ive been reading A Suitable Boy literally all year. I can‘t wait until I finally finish it in December! 3w
wildwoodreads @JamieArc That‘s going to be the best feeling ever! 3w
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I have a very short November tbr. Seriously, this is the only book on my tbr. After I read it I‘m just going to stick with mood reading. I have a lot of books on my shelf that I need to read before the end of the year, so I‘m just going to pick from them. What are you planning to read this month?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/11/01/a-short-november-tbr/

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Happy Halloween, guys! I hope y‘all have enjoyed spooky season as much as I have. Here‘s my quick October wrap up. I read a lot of great books and a couple of new favorites. Did you find a new favorite this month? I hope y‘all have the best Halloween night! And watch out for things that go bump in the night. 👻👻👻

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/31/october-2021-wrap-up/

IamIamIam I LOVE Darcy Coates!!! I'm in the middle of this one 4w
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Last year, I finished off my Halloween reading with The Haunting of Ashburn House. I really loved it so I thought I‘d give another Darcy Coates book a try. So I reached for The Haunting of Blackwood House, but unfortunately this one let me down.

Full, very sarcastic, review here: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/30/the-haunting-of-blackwood-house-review/

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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I never imagined anything would beat out Empire of the Vampire as my favorite book of the year. I can‘t even try to explain how much I loved Cackle. It‘s set in a picturesque town in upstate New York. It really reminded me of Stars Hollow. Actually, this whole book reminded me of Gilmore Girls if it was spooky. But don‘t let the picturesque town and nurturing friendship fool you. This book is pretty intense. There are some gruesome parts.

jdiehr Ooh, a Gilmore Girls reference. I'm intrigued. 1mo
JamieArc I really enjoyed this one too! 1mo
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I have to say I was hesitant to pick up The Woman in Black because so many people compared it to The Haunting of Hill House, which I didn‘t love. But The Woman in Black is really good. Susan Hill‘s writing style is perfect for a horror novel. There was always this foreboding feeling hanging around. And the unexpected ending took if from a four star read to a five star read.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/28/the-woman-in-black-review/

RaeLovesToRead Watched the film alone in a dark flat... never again!!! 😱😱😱😱 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 💜🖤 1mo
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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If you‘ve been here a while you know I love a good Stephen King novel. I‘ll go periods of time where that‘s all I read. Here are my top five Stephen King books so far. Let me tell you, narrowing it down to five is not an easy thing to do. But I‘m going to ask you to do it anyhow. 😂Tell me your top five in the comments!

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/27/my-top-5-stephen-king-books/

Beatlefan129 I think my favorite is The Green Mile 1mo
jackilynn Narrowing it down to 5 is definitely a challenge. I guess I would say The Stand, The Talisman, The Long Walk, the Shining, and the Dark Tower. 🤔😬 1mo
TrishB The Stand, Salem‘s Lot, Needful Things, Dr Sleep, Wizard and Glass. 1mo
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AmyG Today-my top 5…The Shining, Pet Semetary, The Stand, 11/22/63 and Salem‘s Lot (edited) 1mo
Mynameisacolour Hearts in Atlantis, Salem's Lot, The Stand, Insomnia, Wizard and Glass. 1mo
rretzler I started reading King in 1975 and stopped about 10 years later so my list is his early stuff. The Stand, The Shining, Carrie, Night Shift, Pet Sematary. 1mo
Soscha I‘m an oddball so it‘s an oddball list: The Shining, The Girl Who Love Tom Gordon, Gerald‘s Game, Desperation, Revival 1mo
Bookboss The Stand is his masterpiece. After that, Misery, The Shining, The Dead Zone, Different Seasons. My favorite of his non-fiction is On Writing. 1mo
Breanne1 I really loved The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey‘s Story, Room 1408, Mrs Todd‘s Shortcut and The Outsider 1mo
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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I included The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in my Halloween Classics post, but I‘ve never actually read it. So I decided it was time to change that. It was shorter than I realized. And I was shocked to find out that Ichabod isn‘t really a likable character. But I definitely know why it‘s a classic. It gave me the creeps.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/26/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-review/

perfectsinner On my want to reads list, haven't read it, either.. 1mo
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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Last Wednesday, we went on a short day trip to visit a friend of mine that lives in Birmingham. We literally shopped all day and of course I had to stop at a couple of bookstores. Both stores had awesome spooky displays and it worked on me. I wasn‘t planning to buy anything, but here we are. So let‘s do a spooky book haul. I don‘t know a lot about any of these but they all look creepy.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/25/a-spooky-book-haul/

Caroline2 Cool photo! 😎 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo 🖤 1mo
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It‘s been years since I‘ve read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. But after reading the Goosebumps Retro Collection I‘ve been craving all of the nostalgic things. I figure I would remember a few of the stories, but I didn‘t. 😅 So it was like reading the whole thing over again. But I still enjoyed it.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/21/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark/

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I found the cutest Halloween bookmark coloring page on Etsy. I love a good bookish craft. Especially when Halloween is involved. The shop name is Emily Cromwell Designs but there‘s a link to these specific bookmarks here https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/19/a-bookish-halloween-craft/

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Monster Blood | R. L. Stine
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The last time we went to Second and Charles I found this awesome Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Collection. I had to have it. Plus, it came with this adorable tin and I‘m a sucker for cute packaging. So I have to ask, were you a Goosebumps kids? Did you love any of these? I think Monsterblood is probably my favorite from this collection for sure.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/17/goosebumps-25th-anniversary-retro-collectio...

Branwen YES! What an awesome find! 👏 A Night In Terror Tower is one of my faves, as it was the first Goosebumps books I ever read when I was a kid! 1mo
TheDaysGoBy I absolutely read Goosebumps as a kid! Such a fun/spooky series 1mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Do any of you guys use Pangobooks? I‘ve been obsessed with it lately. I try to buy used whenever I get the chance and this app gives you the option to buy from book lovers. It also let‘s you sell your unwanted books too. If you‘re on Pango give me a follow I‘m @ wildwoodreads

AmyK1 I do! Just followed you 😁 1mo
wildwoodreads @AmyK1 Yay! I followed you back! 🥰 1mo
Amiable Paperbackswap dot com is also a great place to swap used books. You post the ones you have. When someone requests a book, you mail it to them and you get a credit. You can then use the credit to request another book from someone else‘s list. I‘ve swapped for years and it‘s saved me lots of money! (edited) 1mo
wideeyedreader I do too! I‘ll give you a follow 1mo
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We made it to Friday! I‘m so ready to get home and dive into The Woman in Black. I‘m planning my perfect October evening in, complete with pancakes and maple pecan coffee. I‘m going to read until I get tired and then I‘m going to watch a spooky movie. And that sounds like heaven to me. What does your perfect October evening look like?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/15/a-perfect-october-evening/

RaeLovesToRead Pancakes 🥰 I watched the film of this on my own... it was a mistake! 😆😱 1mo
mabell What a fun and cozy plan! 🍁 1mo
JessClark78 Love that book cover. 🖤 1mo
persephone1408 That is one beautiful cover🖤💜 1mo
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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Empire of the Vampire is easily the best book I‘ve read in 2021. As usual Jay Kristoff knows what I need more than I do. The world is dark and gritty. The vampires are actually scary. And the main character is the most developed character I think I‘ve ever come across. I love his gruff personality, but his motivation is clear and consistent. I‘m obsessed.

Review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/14/empire-of-the-vampire-by-jay-kristoff-revie...

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The Body | Stephen King, Robin Waterfield
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I‘m one of those people that appreciates a well developed villain almost more than the main character. Ace Merrill is a perfect example of this. I love to hate him. He‘s not a great person, but I love every minute I get to spend with his character. What about you? Do you have any characters that are technically villains, but you can‘t get enough of them. Come on join the club. 😂

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/11/my-favorite-book-villains/

KathyWheeler Ace is a great character. 2mo
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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I‘ve always loved ghost stories. I absolutely eat them up. If it has a ghost involved I‘ll usually give it a read. And since it‘s spooky season I figured now would be a great time to share a few of my favorites. Have you read any of these?

Full post: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/06/scary-good-ghost-stories/

ICantImReading I LOVED Ninth House, but need to check out the rest of this stack! I really want to know when there is ever going to be a sequel! 😆 2mo
BeeMagical Oooo Ashburn House is on my list!! Tried to find it at my bookstore recently but they were sold out!😭 Hope you enjoy it!! 2mo
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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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Halloween is such a nostalgic holiday for me. And there are certain books that just capture that Halloween feeling perfectly. So I made a cute little graphic to keep in my bullet journal. Some I‘ve read and some I want to read.

If you want a copy of this bullet journal insert you can find it here : https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/05/halloween-classics-printable-reading-journa...

If you decide to use it feel free to tag me! 😊

perfectsinner Both are on my want to reads list 2mo
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My bookshelves are ready for spooky season. 🎃🎃🎃

Gissy Lovely!👻🎃🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂 2mo
wildwoodreads @Gissy Thanks! 💕💕💕 2mo
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Ghost Story | Peter Straub
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It‘s October and I‘m so excited! I can‘t wait to dive in to my spooky tbr. What are you reading this month?

Full tbr post: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/01/spooky-october-2021-tbr/

Twainy Hee hee I want to read Ghost Story too! 2mo
wildwoodreads @Twainy Yay! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! 2mo
Twainy I heard it was scary 🎉 I love October 😁 2mo
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Ephemera I read Ghost Story years ago. It‘s okay. But Straub drives me nuts, it takes too long for him to make a point. Pages and pages where two or three paragraphs would suffice. 2mo
wildwoodreads @Ephemera I‘ve heard that about him. I‘m afraid that I‘m going to feel the same way! 2mo
Ephemera He‘s just too wordy for me. It gets in the way of the story. 2mo
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Apparently I didn‘t read a lot of physical books this month. I went to take my pictures and I didn‘t have anything to take a picture of. The only physical book I completed was The Last Wish. Everything else was e-book or audio. I didn‘t complete anything that I just really loved, but I started Empire of the Vampire this month. I really think it could be a new favorite.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/09/30/september-2021-wrap-up/

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It‘s Fall!!!! And it‘s actually under 80 here today and I‘m living for this weather! 😍😍 There‘s literally no better time to talk about fall releases than right now. Empire of the Vampire was my most anticipated but I‘m really looking forward to Cytonic also. What fall book release are you looking forward to?

Full anticipated releases list: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/09/22/fall-2021-anticipated-book-releases/

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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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One of my most anticipated books of the year was Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff. Back in January he posted on Instagram about a Waterstones special edition that was available the day after my birthday. So it was meant to be. I was so happy to be able to order it before it sold out. It‘s finally in and I‘m super excited!

Check out my unboxing: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/09/15/the-empire-of-the-vampire-waterstones-editi...

KristiAhlers I got my copy as well. First addition signed! I‘m loving it so much! 2mo
wildwoodreads @Katbooklover Yay! So exciting! 2mo
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I‘m not usually a fan of short story collections, but I was hoping The Last Wish would change my mind. But it didn‘t. I just didn‘t get the world building or character development that I wanted. I like fully fleshed out worlds and this felt lacking. But I‘m giving it the benefit of the doubt since it‘s the first book. Hopefully things develop later in the series.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/09/08/the-last-wish-by-andrzej-sapkowski-review/

SilverShanica This book and the next are the 2 short story collections, then the books flesh out into full novels. The original stories were published in magazines and got such great reviews/following that the author went on to create the novels. I haven‘t gotten that far in the series, but apparently the short stories set a lot of the history up for the full novels. 3mo
RamsFan1963 I'm currently trying to make my way through this one. Several people recommended it because of the TV show. So far, I've found it kind of bland and generic. 3mo
wildwoodreads @SilverShanica That definitely makes sense because at times it felt a tad disjointed, but I definitely have hope for the actual novels. I expect that I will like them better. 3mo
wildwoodreads @RamsFan1963 It gets a little better closer to the end. There‘s a bit more wit. Still not as good as I wanted it to be but it gave me hope for the next one. 3mo
SilverShanica @megzlynn I had it explained to me that the first season of the show (if you‘ve been watching) pulled from the 2 short story collections and that season 2 will be pulling from the full novels. So the disjointedness makes sense in both formats, and the story levels out when we get everything onto “current” time and makes more sense. 3mo
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Happy Labor Day, guys! How are we here already? This year has flown by. Today I started thinking about the books that I need to finish before 2022 and somehow I ended up with a list of Sanderson books. So here they are. What books do you need to finish before the end of the year?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/09/06/books-i-need-to-finish-before-2022/

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What are you guys reading in September? These are the books that I‘m hoping to get to. I‘ve got to catch up on my Goodreads challenge this month also. I can‘t believe the end of the year is so close.

Full tbr: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/08/31/september-2021-tbr/

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August Wrap Up. I read a lot but I didn‘t complete many books. The Eye of the World is a beast and it took me a minute to get through. Then I read Survive the Night to give my brain a break from heavy epic fantasy.

Full wrap up: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/08/31/august-2021-wrap-up/

Graywacke Enjoyed your posts of EotW. Seems like you‘re all in. Hope you pursue the series. (Perrin was my favorite character too 🙂) 3mo
wildwoodreads @Graywacke Thanks! I can‘t wait to continue on with the series. I‘m making that a goal in 2022. 😊 3mo
Graywacke @megzlynn oh, that‘s cool. enjoy! 3mo
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I took Survive the Night camping with me last weekend because Riley Sager has never let me down. But, ya‘ll, he scared me this time. I was a hundred pages in thinking I don‘t like this. I thought I was going to be stuck in the woods with a bad book, but he turned it around.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/08/30/survive-the-night-by-riley-sager-review/

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Guys, The Eye of the World was everything I hoped for. It had such a woodsy, rustic feel that I just adored. One thing I want to mention is Jordan was a fan of his descriptions, so that might be a turn off, depending on your taste. I have fallen in love with this world and the characters and I can‘t wait to get to the next book.

Check out my full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/08/01/august-2021-tbr/

Amiable My youngest son loved the “Wheel of Time” series —he even wrote his college application essay about it! 3mo
BookDadGirlDad I thoroughly enjoyed this book, too. I look at the size of these books and realize they will be quite the commitment to read (though well worth the time it seems.) I'm holding off starting the second one for now. I have a few other must TBRs before I commit 2 to 3 weeks to read the next one. 3mo
wildwoodreads @Amiable That‘s so cool! 💕 3mo
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wildwoodreads @BookDadGirlDad I‘m doing the same thing. I have so many unread books. But finishing The Wheel of Time is definitely going to be a 2022 priority for me! 3mo
BookDadGirlDad @megzlynn I don't know if I could do it. I like to eat my elephants in smaller bites. I think reading 800+ page books back to back would tire my brain. 😁😳 3mo
wildwoodreads @BookDadGirlDad I‘m not sure if I‘m going to be able to honestly 😂 3mo
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What was the first fantasy book you ever read? Mine was A Game of Thrones.Seriously. At the time I picked it up I didn‘t even like fantasy. Talk about culture shock. I didn‘t understand half of what I was reading. Again, I didn‘t like fantasy yet. So I put it down. But then I picked it back up and it stuck. I‘ve been a fantasy reader ever since.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/08/06/my-fantasy-reading-journey/

Megabooks A long time ago I read this and I occasionally read fantasy now. 4mo
BookDadGirlDad The Wheel of Time is a bucket list read for me. I recently finished Eye of the World. I figure it will be a couple years for me to invest and read it all. 4mo
wildwoodreads @BookDadGirlDad I‘m reading it right now! I love it so far. 4mo
wildwoodreads @Megabooks Oh that sounds really good! 4mo
bookishbitch I can't exactly remember my 1st, but it might have been something by Piers Anthony. 4mo
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So I‘m continuing my binge reading of Brandon Sanderson with The Well of Ascension. As always, I‘m super impressed with the Cosmere and I might just be a bit obsessed. I did feel it suffered from second book syndrome in the first half, but completely turned around at the end. I mean, wow, that ending was mind blowing. Overall, I loved The Well of Ascension.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/07/26/the-well-of-ascension-by-brandon-sanderson-...

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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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I‘m reading The Mistborn Trilogy and I‘m loving the friendships in it. They just make my heart happy. So I started thinking about all of the other friendships that I‘ve loved throughout the years. Here are a few books that have great friendships.

What book besties are your favorites?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/07/16/book-besties-that-i-love/

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Let‘s talk about my July tbr. I only own two of the books that I‘ve listed. Obviously, my top priority is Well of Ascension, but I hope to get to a couple of others as well. Plus, I need to read a book set in an island, so if you have any recommendations let me know in the comments.

Tbr post: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/07/01/july-2021-tbr/

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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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I can‘t believe that it‘s already time to talk about my mid year wrap up. It got here so quick. But I love doing them. I will say I haven‘t read a ton of books that stood out this year, but I think that‘s going to change in the next half. I also haven‘t read a ton of bad books. So it‘s kind of a middle of the road year for me so far. What about you? How‘s your reading year going?

Full Post: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/06/30/mid-year-wrap-up/

Scochrane26 I feel the same as you. I‘ve read some really good books but haven‘t been passionate about them for long. 5mo
wildwoodreads @Scochrane26 It‘s so disappointing. I hope the next half of the year is better for the both of us! 5mo
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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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I‘ve been interested in starting Brandon Sanderson‘s Cosmere after loving Skyward. I heard Mistborn was the perfect place to start, so I did. And I‘m glad I did. It was definitely slow to start, but wow that ending. I‘m obsessed.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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My last unhaul didn‘t even make a dent in the amount of books on my shelf. So I decided to do another one. This one is going way back to books I bought years ago. I‘ve really been enjoying unhauls. This probably won‘t be the last of them. I really want me shelves to be filled with books that I love. And there is no point to hold on to books that I don‘t.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/06/16/another-book-unhaul/

mcctrish I just got rid of a shopping bag of books that while I did enjoy reading I wasn‘t going to tell someone “oh my god, you have to read this!!” 5mo
CaffeineAndCandy Nice books 👍🏼 5mo
ravenlee Well, unshelving Diana Gabaldon books will certainly free up some space! 5mo
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wildwoodreads @mcctrish That‘s the way I felt about a majority of these! 5mo
wildwoodreads @ravenlee For sure! 5mo
persephone1408 Id give anything for those outlanders & the game of thrones! Lol 2mo
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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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I wanted to get my hands on The Maidens as soon as I read the synopsis. It was just as good as I hoped it would be. This book is literally addictive. I highly recommend it if you love dark academia. It has a heavy focus on Greek tragedy that adds a great depth to a rather straightforward murder mystery.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/06/14/the-maidens-by-alex-michaelides-review/

Bec_lectic Yay can‘t wait to read it! 5mo
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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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I‘m so excited to do a @bookofthemonth unboxing today! Their choices were awesome this month. Plus, I‘m doing a little micro haul. I only bought one book so I really can‘t even call it a mini haul lol.
🌲QOTD: What Book of the Month book did you choose this month? 🌲

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/06/11/book-of-the-month-unboxing-micro-haul/

#bookofthemonth #bookofthemonthunboxing #book #microhaul #bookhaul #bookstoread #bookcommunity

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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We all have them. Those books on our shelf that we want to read, but they intimidate us just a little. There could be lots of reasons why. The length, subject matter, or writing style could be what‘s keeping us away. Well today, I‘m going to share a few of the intimidating books on my tbr. What books are intimidating you right now?

Moony Oh yes, that's true. My actual Intimidating book is odins child. 6mo
Twainy Malice & WOK ... I get a third in and quit ... and then start over & quit. 6mo
BookwormAHN I had the same problem with Dune so I finally listened to the audio version and loved it. 6mo
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wildwoodreads @Twainy I‘ve done that with several books! 6mo
wildwoodreads @BookwormAHN I‘ll have to give it a try! 6mo
wildwoodreads @Moony It looks intimidating! 6mo
NikkiM5 Dune is on my intimidating list for sure. Maybe one day 6mo
Twainy Seveneves .... I‘m stuck at part 3. I love the books so ... no idea. It feels like I‘m getting no where. Why not sell me three books?! LOL 6mo
wildwoodreads @NikkiM5 hahaha I keep looking at it like I‘m going to do it, but I never do. 😂 6mo
wildwoodreads @Twainy I hope you get through it! I‘ve had that problem with books I love also! And I hope to pick these up soon 🤞 6mo
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Hayden Jon Marshall: A Tommy Keane Novel | Travis Myers, Natasha Myers Marsiguerra
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Hayden Jon Marshall gave me everything I want in a crime fiction series. The crime is believable and well thought out, and I was able to connect with the character. I‘m definitely going to follow this series closely. I think it‘s going to be a hit with crime fiction lovers.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/06/04/hayden-jon-marshall-review/

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I hope y‘all had an awesome Memorial Day! We spent the day with our family and it was great! I didn‘t get to post my May Wrap Up yesterday, so I just combined it with my short June TBR.

🌲What was your favorite May read? And what are you reading in June?🌲

Full post: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/06/01/may-2021-wrap-up-june-2021-tbr/

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With Memorial Day coming up I‘ve been looking for a quick read that I could devour in a day. I love spending a summer day stuck between the pages of a book. What would you guys recommend?

Here are a few of my mine.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/05/26/summer-reads-that-youll-devour-in-a-day/

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The Star-Touched Queen | Roshani Chokshi
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I read The Star-Touched Queen to complete the May prompt for The Uncorked Librarian Challenge. I might have cheated a little because the prompt was to read a book set in India. I loved the premise of the story, but the character development and plot felt a little flat. I didn‘t hate my time reading it, but it doesn‘t feel memorable.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/05/24/the-star-touched-queen-by-roshani-chokshi/

Just_reading So-so book but great photo. I love the nature background! 6mo
wildwoodreads @Just_reading Thank you!! 💕 6mo
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Blood and Silver | Vali Benson
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I‘m getting caught up on my reviews and it feels great! Today on Wildwood Reads I‘m reviewing Blood and Silver. It was a fun, fast paced western historical fiction. There were a few parts that felt rush, but overall I enjoyed it. It‘s definitely a heart warming story.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/05/21/blood-and-silver-by-vali-benson-review/

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I was so excited to read A Deadly Education when it first released. The synopsis sounded like so much fun. I still really love the setting and premise, but I couldn‘t stand the main character. I‘m so sad that this one didn‘t work out for me.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/05/19/a-deadly-education-by-naomi-novik-review/

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