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Uprooted
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR |BuzzFeed | Tor.com | BookPage |Library Journal | Publishers Weekly Naomi Novik, author of the New York Timesbestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.Uprooted is confidently wrought and sympathetically cast. I might even call it bewitching.Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon Our Dragon doesnt eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course thats not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but hes still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and were grateful, but not that grateful. Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knowseveryone knowsthat the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isnt, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.Praise for UprootedUprooted has leapt forward to claim the title of Best Book Ive Read Yet This Year. . . . Moving, heartbreaking, and thoroughly satisfying, Uprooted is the fantasy novel I feel Ive been waiting a lifetime for. Clear your schedule before picking it up, because you wont want to put it down.NPR A very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic . . . Naomi Novik skillfully takes the fairy-tale-turned-bildungsroman structure of her premise . . . and builds enough flesh on those bones to make a very different animal. . . . The vivid characters around her also echo their fairy-tale forebears, but are grounded in real-world ambivalence that makes this book feel quietly mature, its world lived-in.The New York Times Book Review Novik here delivers a tale that is funny and fast-paced, laced with hair-raising battle scenes and conspiracies; it also touches on deeper ecological concerns we grapple with today.The Washington Post Novik takes us on a surprise-filled journey. . . . The resulting warmth and intimacy provide a nicely nurturing environment for her heroines unusual adventures.The Seattle Times Breathtaking . . . [Novik] weaves a tale that is both elegantly grand and earthily humble, familiar as a Grimm fairy tale yet fresh, original, and totally irresistible. This will be a must-read for fantasy fans for years to come.Pubilshers Weekly (starred review) An original and fully realized fantastical place guaranteed to enthrall her longtime fans and attract new readers.Library Journal (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.
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mcipher
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Single lady date - Peruvian steak fries, PB&J stout, and this fun book. I‘m trying to be okay with being alone and this was a good couple hours...
#BFCR4 checkin for our final week:
36,164 steps
Yoga 7/7 days
Run 6/7 days
I read some books but I didn‘t keep good track... 😆

phatsallylee Peruvian fries sound great! 3w
mcipher @phatsallylee They were really good! 3w
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twohectobooks I missed your news but the single lady date thing caught my eye because all of my dates are single lady dates. Hope you‘re doing ok! 3w
Crazeedi You did really well! Congrats!!👏❤ 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
mcipher @twohectobooks Thanks - it‘s weird and I‘m still navigating it but I am better the past couple days. 😊 3w
TheSpineView Great job! 👏👏👏 3w
mcipher @Crazeedi @wanderinglynn 👍 Really happy with my progress! 3w
mcipher @TheSpineView 🙌 Great work team!! 3w
Andrea4 Learning how to be alone can be quite difficult. But it is something you can learn. Bit by bit, it gets easier. When you feel the loneliness setting in, I suggest reaching out to friends and making plans or doing something active around (but not necessarily interacting with) other people. 3w
Booklovergirl What ARE those kinda French fries?? In the south we just call them “fried taters“? What do u call them wherever u live at? 3w
mcipher @andrea4 Yeah - doing lots of staying busy. I‘ve been married for 16 years so it‘s weird living alone! Good advice on the being around but not having to interact with - I‘m finding that helps sometimes and sometimes makes it lonelier. 3w
mcipher @Booklovergirl They‘re just regular fries but with steak and onions and tomatoes on top. And some amazing green mystery sauce 3w
Airykah13 I hope you‘re doing ok. You still kicked butt this week ☺️ 3w
mrp27 Good for you! 3w
mcipher @Airykah13 Better than I have in a while! I only cried twice yesterday 🙄😝 3w
mcipher @mrp27 thank you!! 3w
shellleigh33 Hope you doing good 😘😘🤗🤗 3w
Booklovergirl @mcipher, Mystery sauce?? What does tge mystery sauce taste like? Does taste kinda like guacamole? Or does it taste better than guacamole? 3w
mcipher @Booklovergirl Some kind of cilantro crema type thing... it was really yummy! 3w
mcipher @shellleigh33 I‘m okay - on and off better. Hope married life is treating you well!! 💕💕 3w
Andrea4 @mcipher yes, it's a mixed bag. But on days when I've been home almost all day and am literally talking to plants, going to the grocery store is helpful. 3w
mcipher @Andrea4 Work has been good for that. I do find I talk to my car - and to myself in the car - a lot. So that‘s weird. 😆 3w
Andrea4 @mcipher LOL if I had a car I would so do that. Mostly I leave it for home. And my plants or walls. When I walk into them. Lmao 2w
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ShyBookOwl
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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A bath with one of my absolute favourite books. TGIF!

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ImperfectCJ
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Recommended to me by my teenager, this was a fun, fanciful story with a vision of what it might look like to confront hatred with compassion. There were a couple of steamy scenes that made me second-guess abandoning pre-screening all of my daughter's reading, but then I realized that I rarely feel a pull to censor a book for her because of violence, and I got caught up wondering why I'd be okay with her reading about bloodshed but not smooching.🤔

Scochrane26 I think we see that in movies, too. We are much more likely to let kids watch violence than sexual situations in movies. 1mo
ImperfectCJ @Scochrane26 Yes, there's a George Carlin bit to this effect. I guess I assumed that I was immune because I was so enlightened. 1mo
AmyG Charity, thank you so very much for the birthday card. How sweet of you! 😘 1mo
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ImperfectCJ @AmyG You're so welcome! I'm sorry it was late. My intentions often outstrip my implementation (and not just in relation to birthday cards), but my heart is in it. :-) 1mo
AmyG Not a problem. Makes my birthday last longer- and I keep my cards out for weeks. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I really love this book, but felt like the steamy scenes were unnecessary, and honestly prevent me from recommending this to some younger(ish) readers that I think would otherwise enjoy it. Still quite fond of the story though. 1mo
ImperfectCJ @TheAromaofBooks Yes! I think she could have gotten the point across about the shift in the relationship without so much...detail. I mentioned it to my daughter, and she said, "Mom, I've read much steamier stuff." ? 1mo
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Jediash1
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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A strange, fascinating, wonderful, beautiful book. I haven‘t read anything else quite like this. I loved this unique fairytale.

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bookandbedandtea
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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This is the fourth year in a row that I have "assigned" myself these books for my October reading and so far I have failed to follow through. October is only halfway over so maybe I'll get to one or two of these yet. ???

ShyBookOwl 2 of those are my favourite books! Uprooted and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I haven't read the Graveyard Book but want to. Did u get to any?? 1mo
bookandbedandtea @ShyBookOwl No! 😭 Well, I got a few chapters in to The Graveyard Book before life took my reading time away. Will do my best to pick it back up this week. I'm really looking forward to Uprooted as well. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @bookandbedandtea aww. Well hopefully you find the time to get your reading life back! Good luck 1mo
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GatheringBooks
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e.c.vitoria
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Finally getting round to #7days7covers and starting with this beautiful cover for Uprooted by Naomi Novak which I read for my IRL book club earlier this year.
Anyone got any good recs for standalone fantasy? They‘re so often part of a series......

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Such a great cover and book. Have you read her other one yet? 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa You might also like the mythology version of story retelling 2mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Riveted_Reader_Melissa No, I haven‘t yet, would you recommend? I‘ll check out Song of Achilles too, thanks! 👍🏻 (edited) 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LoveToReadLiveToRead I would highly recommend both of them, and if you like Achilles then I‘d recommend this one too. 2mo
xicanti I highly recommend TIGANA by Guy Gavriel Kay. It‘s long but totally worth it. THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katharine Addison is also wonderful. 2mo
Susanita @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I second your recommendation for 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Susanita Right! For a follow up to the very popular Uprooted, I thought she did an amazing job. 2mo
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jcalyn5
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

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Julsmarshall
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

Join in the fun!

TheBookKeepers Ahh I loved this book! And the cover is swoon worthy 😍 2mo
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SauerPatch
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Decided earlier today to take another stab at this audiobook. I tried it last summer and never got past fifteen minutes. What I heard of the story was fine, but I couldn‘t stand the narrator. (Maybe it was because I was pregnant? 🤔😆) Now, I still don‘t love her but I can deal because the story so far is intriguing at least.

And incidentally, #CoverCrush Day 7!
#7covers7days

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Usagi
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#7Days7Covers#CoverCrush
Day 4

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TheAromaofBooks
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Thank you for the tags @Crazeedi and @sudi !!!

Have you played yet, @Sunraven ?

Day One.

Crazeedi Beautiful! 3mo
sudi 😍 3mo
hannah-leeloo This is on my tbr. Happy reading 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks @hannah-leeloo - I found it to be completely magical, so I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
hannah-leeloo @TheAromaofBooks thank you I'm sure I will. Happy reading hun 3mo
Sunraven Ooh, thanks for the tag! (If belatedly. ;) ) And good choice of cover, too! 🤩 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @Sunraven - I haven't had much Litsy time lately, so I've only done three covers in six days so far haha 3mo
Sunraven Haha! Well, it‘s good to have company in sporadicness. 😉 2mo
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Moll
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Emilymdxn This one‘s gorgeous! I still need to make time to read it 3mo
Moll Ahh yes do!! I wanna know what you think! 3mo
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Beholderess
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Mehso-so

Uprooted is wonderful for #audiocrochet and warm autumn days.
I did enjoy it more the second time around.
Although the bad decisions by the main character still leave a bitter taste in my mouth

julesG Love the colours of that yarn and shawl. 3mo
Beholderess @julesG Thank you! 3mo
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Beholderess
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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For all my misgivings, it is a good book for autumn days and some crocheting #audiobook #audiocrochet

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Beholderess
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Listening to #audiobook version of Uprooted as I walk. The voice and cadence of the reader is somewhat aggravating for me. I am Russian, and the version of Eastern European accent the reader uses is - very, very odd. The cadence is halting, as if the speaker is struggling with English language, pausing to remember a word. Is that how I sound like? :(

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Beholderess
Uprooted | Naomi Novik

Trying to give this book another chance, since I loved Spinning Silver.

Impressions so far - a wizard tried to teach a sorceress. Hilarity ensues

sprainedbrain 😂 (I really liked this book, but it took some getting in to) 3mo
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CBee
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I found this picture on Google and it‘s PERFECTION. Perfect rendering of the relationship between the two main characters in this book. It took me a few chapters to really get into, but I‘m so glad I stuck with it! The mythology nerd in me was thrilled with the references to Baba Yaga (among others). Loved it!

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megzlynn
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to love this. I stuck it out until page 320, but it was a chore to read. It is a modern day fairytale for sure. I love the evil woods aspect. I did not, however, like the characters. The main character was so undeveloped I did not feel attached to her at all. The Dragon was insufferable. The author foreshadowed that he would have redeeming qualities, but with only 100 pages left a lot would have had to happen to change my mind.

aquariusnat I was disappointed by this book too ! 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Yeah, I stuck this one out, but I felt the same way. 3mo
OnlyYoo I feel bad I didn‘t like this book very much either. Especially since I feel that it‘s so well loved 3mo
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Susannah I felt the same. I did not get the love for this book. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks So sorry it wasn't for you! I really loved this book, but my sister thought it was only so-so - apparently it just isn't for everyone!! 3mo
Beholderess Honestly matches my opinion, even though now I‘m trying to give it another chance. 3mo
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megzlynn
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Fridays are my favorite.

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megzlynn
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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This morning I took part one of a test for a possible new job. It went very well. Now I‘m resting. I have been coloring while watching Supernatural. I am about ready to continue on with my book. It‘s been interesting so far, even though I find the main character slightly annoying. She keeps making bad decisions.

Kaila-ann Supernatural 😍 4mo
SamanthaMarie I really liked the book, I hope it gets better for you!! Yes coloring!!! 4mo
megzlynn @SamanthaMarie I‘m enjoying it all and all. I just keep thinking “why are you doing this” for a lot of the main characters decisions. It seems like the author is setting up for some character growth throughout the story, which I look forward to. 4mo
Deifio I too enjoyed the book. Hope it picks up for you. And at first I thought you were doing origami not colouring 😅 4mo
megzlynn @Deifio I wish I could do origami lol! Coloring is about as advanced as my art skills get. 😂 4mo
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ShyBookOwl
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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After passing my road test and finally getting my licence (just before my 31st bday!), I rewarded myself by driving to a bookstore and buying two faves!!

#bookhaul

JackOBotts Congrats! 🚙 4mo
ShyBookOwl @JackOBotts thanks!!! 4mo
Soubhiville Cool, congratulations! 4mo
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wordslinger42 Congratulations!!!! I'm 26 & have had a bad fear of driving for many years, but I'm thinking of getting mine finally! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @wordslinger42 I had that fear too. It was debilitating. It held me back for years. Something clicked a few months ago though and I decided to go for it. I'm so glad I did. 4mo
wordslinger42 @ShyBookOwl That's so amazing! I'm proud of you!! 💙 Your courage is such an encouragement to me! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @wordslinger42 thank you. I hope your moment comes too. If and when it does, don't ignore it!! 💜 4mo
Eyelit Awesome! Congrats 🎉 4mo
Crazeedi Congrats! You rock!!👏👏❤ 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Soubhiville @Eyelit @Crazeedi thanks!! Finally! Haha 4mo
audraelizabeth Congrats! I turn 30 in december and still dont have mine. 4mo
marleed Congrats! I‘ve always been intrigued by living someplace where a drivers license was not a dire necessity! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @audraelizabeth thanks! During the last few months of being 30 I just decided, like a switch, that it was important to me. A face my fears thing. Is it something you want? 4mo
ShyBookOwl @marleed Haha thanks. Yeah, I was raised in a big city. No one in my family drives. I grew up walking and bussing everywhere. Even now, I live in a city with lots of public transport, plus I uber A LOT lol 4mo
jb72 Congrats 🎈Plus the Shirley Jackson book is very good. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @jb72 thanks! And it is lol I love this edition with the graphic printed directly on the hardcover 😍 4mo
CaramelLunacy Amazing! Well worth a bookshop treat. 4mo
audraelizabeth Yes, although i hate it and no one in my family has ever tried to teach me. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @audraelizabeth if you can splurge on hiring an instructor, I recommend it. My husband tried to teach me but he's been driving since 16 and has developed too many "not by the book" habits. 10 hrs driving with the right teacher made all the difference. I went through a few of them before finding the right fit. 4mo
audraelizabeth The one company of 2 in my area refused because Im over 18 and its not required by law. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @audraelizabeth whoa!! They don't want your money?? Well, someone must. I'd look up independents. I'm not sure where you live, but in ontario 🇨🇦, websites like kijiji have so many contractors for wtv you need. I hope you can find someone! 4mo
audraelizabeth We have 2. 4mo
audraelizabeth Me to. 4mo
wordslinger42 @ShyBookOwl Thanks for the encouragement 😊 4mo
ShyBookOwl @audraelizabeth best of luck! 4mo
audraelizabeth Thank you 4mo
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QueenJen
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I read some reviews of this before reading, you know, as one does. A lot of people compared it to Beauty and the Beast. There were MAYBE one or two things that were similar, but no! It is not a retelling at all. What had me curious about this was I had heard that Ellen bought the rights to it!
Though it's not my favourite book of the year, I did enjoy it and I'm glad I read it.

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Siosue
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Mehso-so

I really like the story, and fair tale vibe, but found it difficult to get through. The POV was hard to follow at times, and I found myself getting confused as to what was happening. The romantic relationship seemed to come out of nowhere since there didn‘t seem to be much build up. I also found myself thinking it could have ended several times before it actually did.

Beholderess Yeah, there is a very sudden transition from intense loathing to crush without any sort of chemistry in between 3mo
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wanderinglynn
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Day 2 #readingrush — I rate Uprooted by Naomi Novik somewhere between a pick and meh, leaning slight more to pick. I need to marinate on it a bit.

But I earned badges for book I meant to read last year & read in one spot the entire time. (Although it seems like they‘ve pulled the badges page down . . . probably a good thing since it hasn‘t been working.)

Total books: 4
Pages: 502 so far today/914 total

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Bookgirl86
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Absolutely loved this book. I believe it‘s going to be one I will read again and again.

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TheAromaofBooks
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I'm always a day behind on these!! :-)

1. I'm actually a dryad, & I loved this book.
2. Puffy!
3. I see more sunsets, so sunrises seem more magical when I do catch them.
4. Probably vacation - westward as usual!
5. In 4th grade I met my best friend, got my first bunny, & got a new brother!!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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maich
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Breakfast date with my book...
🥐☕🥐☕🥐☕🥐☕🥐
#openbook #readingtime #croissant #coffeetime #mummytime #bookmark #currentlyreading

Hooked_on_books Great picture! 5mo
maich @Hooked_on_books Thanks❤ 5mo
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TiffanyMichele
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Omyword I loved this book! It would have been a five star but I did get confused at some parts and there were two steamy scenes.
Otherwise: it was marvelous!! Definitely will buy this one when I come across it 🥰⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TiffanyMichele The steamy scenes are easily skipped. 5mo
kd_lawson I absolutely adored this one! 😁 5mo
TiffanyMichele @kd_lawson it was sooo good right? I actually was wanting to reread it as soon as I put it down 😅😳😁 5mo
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Truemy
Uprooted | Naomi Novik

Enjoyed this read. Love the fairytale feel and enjoyed the darker aspects to the book.

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Mccartershanon
Uprooted | Naomi Novik
Pickpick

THIS!! Still a little slow, like Spinning Silver, but I was much more invested this time around

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aquariusnat
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Mehso-so

I started out really liking the story. But my interest waned the more I read. The premise was good , but the characters and their actions were boring .

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LokiDokey
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Day 15 of #30JuneBooks
My #booksource is mainly my local library. Whether I'm getting physical books from them or using #libby to borrow audio/ebooks, they are my where I go for books.
My second source is thrift stores, garage sales and library book sales. You get amazing books for super inexpensive and sure they are a little worn but that just adds character.
@howjessreads

Crazeedi That's your library? Its absolutely beautiful!! 6mo
LokiDokey @Crazeedi Yes it is and I agree! 😍 6mo
BooknerdsLife Your library is so beautiful!! 😍 6mo
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IndoorDame
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Bailedbailed

I actually read most of the way through this because it‘s an easy read, but I‘m just so bored- when I realized I‘d started skimming I knew I had no interest in continuing. I know everyone loves this, but it wasn‘t for me. #unpopularopinion

erank58 Agreed!! Was not a fan of this one either 6mo
Soubhiville I‘m with you! I finished it but it was a Pan for me. 6mo
SW-T I enjoyed it but I can see it not being for everyone. 6mo
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BarbaraJean
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#bookfitnesschallenge for week four—favorite read so far! I always have a hard time picking just one favorite, so I picked one of each—audiobook and print.😁I loved both of these, and they‘re both so different. From a YA novel in verse that made me think and cry and feel right along with Xiomara, to a fairy tale that takes “evil forest” to a whole new level and then turns it on its head—how can I pick just one?! Turns out I can‘t.😆

britt_brooke Loved The Poet X! (edited) 6mo
BookwormAHN Nice choices 👏🏻 6mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 6mo
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LokiDokey
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Day 2 of #30JuneBooks and #shelves
This is my TBR shelf in my room. It's got my library books, my books I keep trying to read and my Kindle (composition book cover)
@howjessreads

Kaila-ann Love your kindle cover. 6mo
LokiDokey @Kaila-ann thanks. I got it at Target years ago. 😍 6mo
BooknerdsLife Happy reading 🙌🏼📚💕 What a book stack! Have read some of them & love them! And your kindle cover!!! 😍 6mo
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BarbaraJean
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I still have a wonderful introverting Friday night ahead of me, but I don‘t think I‘ll finish any more in-progress reads, so here are my #MayStats. Some fantastic books this month! Uprooted was definitely my favorite, with The Poet X as a close second.

Format: 📚Print: 4 🎧Audio: 4 💻eBook: 1

Sources: 🏫Library: 4 📚TBR: 2 💸Purchased: 2 ♻️Re-read: 1

Genres: 🚀SFF: 2 📚Fiction: 1 🖋YA Poetry: 2 👩🏽‍🦱YA Fiction: 2 🔍Mystery: 2

POC author: 4

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoop whoop! 💖📚💖 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love your breakdown with emojis! 6mo
Daisey Hooray 😄 6mo
alanacristin That's an excellent month 😍 i love the way you chart your stats too! 6mo
BarbaraJean @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Daisey @alanacristin Thank you!! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sometimes it‘s hard to find just the right emoji! 😜 6mo
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vlwelser
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I think this one is great. It's inspired by Polish fairytales. But it is definitely its own. And not a series.

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Moll
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#wondrouswednesday
1) Fantasy or magical realism
2) I'm terrible at thinking up stuff like this but it would have to be one word, idk why it just would haha. Think, like, 'Uprooted' by Naomi Novik
3) Me and 2 friends after our final exam!! We'd just been trashed (a weird oxford tradition where your friends come and cover you in shaving foam and whatnot to help you celebrate finishing)
4) I was just revising for my exams so sadly not many at all!

Moll @Emilymdxn I did it!🙌 6mo
Emilymdxn Amazing! Just think how different your next reading month will be now exams are out the way 6mo
Moll I'm so excited to read so many books!! 6mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2019Book43
I loved this book. Yes, a few situations could have used a bit more buildup, and sometimes the use of magic was just a little too convenient, but the writing was absolutely beautiful, so I‘m willing to forgive everything else.

Centique I agree wholeheartedly! 6mo
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e.c.vitoria
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BarbaraJean
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This was just fantastic. An unlikely heroine, a creepy creepy evil forest, an intimidating wizard, books of magic, and an arrogant prince... I loved the way Novik took fairy tale conventions in new and surprising directions, and offered depth and heart and beauty along the way. I couldn‘t put this down—except when I got so caught up in the story that I was too worried about what might happen next! I‘m so looking forward to Spinning Silver!

BarbaraJean This was book # 1 completed during the #bookfitnesschallenge, and a book club pick for this month. Looking forward to discussing it! 7mo
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EastWind76
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I got this one for Christmas... excited to finally read it!

wen4blu It's been on my tbr for ages! 7mo
EastWind76 @wen4blu I'm really enjoying it, so far! 7mo
SW-T I really liked it 😊 7mo
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EmilieGR
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Sweet fairy tale