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Queen of the Night
Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
National BestsellerNew York Times Book Review Editors' Choice - An Indie Next PickA Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine-It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.- --Joan Acocella, The New Yorker -Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.- --Scott Simon, NPR -Dazzling.- --Wall Street Journal - -A brilliant performance.- --Washington Post -Sweeping, richly detailed.- --People - -Masterful.- --Wired - -Spellbinding.- --BuzzFeed A -wild opera of a novel, -* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She became a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role--her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the libretto is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who betrayed her? With -epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details, -** Alexander Chee shares Lilliet's cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation--or destroy her with the secrets it reveals.-If Lilliet Berne were a man, she might have been what nineteenth-century novels would call a swashbuckler: the kind of destiny-courting, death-defying character who finds intrigue and peril (and somehow, always, a fantastic pair of pantaloons) around every corner.- --Entertainment Weekly
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: The Phantom of the Opera

Klou Perfect! 2w
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merelybookish
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Slim pickings for #LetterQ. I didn't love this one (too long!) but I liked it better than the the other two Q titles I had on Goodreads. 🤣🤷
#Alpahbetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vivastory I was surprised that I actually had another nominee for Q that I could have happily used 3mo
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Tera66
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Glad that I have an actual list for my June wrap up!💜 Reading was such a struggle for awhile, I feel like I'm getting my groove back.💃

5feet.of.fury Lock Every Door is on my TBR 😊 the more I see Sager the more likely it is to be next! 5mo
Tera66 @5feet.of.fury This was my first Riley Sager, it was really fun and kind of creepy. 5mo
5feet.of.fury @Tera66 it‘s the only one I haven‘t read! 5mo
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Tera66
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#AlmostAChunksterChallenge📚
@TheAromaofBooks
This is a really good long book. I fell in love with Alexander Chee's writing, his descriptions of the MC's dresses alone had me obsessed👗💃. I did feel like the book was wrapping up a few times, then a twist or turn would happen and off we would go to another part of the story. I'm glad I read this book broken up by a few months, I loved extending the experience.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Another one off the #AlmostaChunkster list! 😂 5mo
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Tera66
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#Bookspinbingo #Bookspin
@TheAromaofBooks
I had the first half of this book as my Bookspin. My slowness in getting through this in no way reflects my enjoyment of this book. It is so good.💙 I'm just taking my time and loving every part of it. I will prioritize getting through the second half in February!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Some books are meant to be savored! 10mo
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Tera66
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#WeekendReads
@rachelsbrittain 🌺
1. The tagged book, loving it, just taking some to get through.
2. Also the tagged book. I can't believe I waited so long to get to this one.
3. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman, it contains a novela I need to get to for my American Gods series read. 📚

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Tera66
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#weekend reads
@rachelsbrittain 🌻
Late, but it's still the weekend. Hope you had a good one too.
1. Queen of the Night(loving it❤) Noor🦿🦾, and listening to The Dating Dare.
2. Got a little bit of snow Friday and pretty warm and sunny Saturday and Sunday. That's Colorado for you though. We get 300 days of sunshine 🌞.
3. I've always been a blanket girl. But stocked up on thick socks and sweatshirts this year. Got microwaveable slippers too.😁🔥

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Tera66
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I'm so excited for tomorrow, I scheduled a mental health day. I'm gonna drink my coffee☕️, read my books📚 and work on some Litsylove💌. Maybe bake some muffins🧁 and spend some time adding books to my already ridiculous TBR. 💻 Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and dreary, its gonna be a perfect bookish day!❄️🌨☁️

Chelsea.Poole Sounds delightful! 11mo
Catsandbooks That's wonderful! Enjoy your day! 11mo
Leftcoastzen Sounds like a great idea! Enjoy! 11mo
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Trashcanman I hope you have a great day 😘 11mo
Chrissyreadit Happy mental health day ❤️ 11mo
DivineDiana Wishing you a wonderful day! ❤️ 11mo
Tera66 Thank you so much, @Catsandbooks @Leftcoastzen @Trashcanman @Chrissyreadit @DivineDiana It was a really good day. It was just what I needed. 10mo
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Tera66
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#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain ❄️
1. The tagged book and Noor by Nnedi Okorafor.

2. I decided not to set a number reading goal this year. Instead to just focus on quality reading. I usually don't let myself DNF because I need that book for my numbers. Instead I'm just going to focus on trying to read my #Bookspin and doublespin picks, Participate in the #Shesaid reads, and the #Seriesread2022 through Litsy.
3. Not worth mentioning 👎👎👎😖

rachelsbrittain I like that goal! 11mo
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 11mo
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Tera66
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#weekendreading
@Andrew65 📚
I just started the tagged book last night and will start Noor by Nnedi Okorafor later.

Andrew65 Some good reading ahead. 11mo
readordierachel Noor sounds excellent 👌 11mo
Tera66 @readordierachel I'm excited to get started on it. 😊 11mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Mehso-so

This is a #LMPBC pick so I won‘t go into details. The writing on this one was beautiful but the characters weren‘t for me. Also smooshed together paragraphs with no quotation marks. I preferred the audiobook. I‘ll get it in the mail this week.

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BethM
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@Bookwormjillk #lmpbc going in the mail today.

Full disclosure ladies- this one was too big and wordy for me to get through this month before I leave on vacation. I‘ll be requesting the audio from the library when I get back (crazy long list)- bc it does intrigue me as far as I‘ve gotten.

Bookwormjillk No worries! 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Part 1 of #AlphabetTitles #LetterQ & #LetterR.
Queens. Of the night and (not pictured) the Damned I love some books about all kids if queens.
Ready Player One is already a modern sci-fi classic. And Ragtime for one of my favorite genres historical fiction.

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cariashley
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While this took me some time to get through (which always gives me TBR anxiety), it was well worth it. It‘s full of DRAMA and INTRIGUE all set against a lush historical Parisian background. I learned a lot about the craft of opera (maybe sometimes a little too much 😅) and high fashion in the 1800s. Overall an incredibly rich and fulfilling tale.

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cariashley
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Still going on this one. It says “one” but I‘m on part 5, 423 pages in! Must finish this weekend! And keep #percycat 🐱 in your thoughts, he‘s doing great today but has had some major health issues the last couple weeks. Costing us a fortune but we‘re close to a treatment plan, at least. #catsoflitsy

Hollie Sweet Percy, be well 😻 2y
wanderinglynn Cuteness! Sending lots of love to Percy. ❤️🐱 2y
Liatrek 😻😻 2y
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JenReadsAlot 😻💕 2y
rubyslippersreads Sending get well purrs to Percy. 😽 (edited) 2y
Bette What a face! ❤️🐱 Be well, Percy. 2y
Amiable That face! 😻 2y
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cariashley
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A little Sunday poolside reading in the sun. Am enjoying this although it‘s not a super quick read. Lots of lush detail about opera and 1800s Parisian fashion. Good to get lost in!

JamieArc Sounds like delicious reading! 2y
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1. This book was operatic in scope; I couldn‘t put it down!

2. 💜💙💚

3. Making a beautiful hat.

4. 👍

@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads #friyayintro

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Can you think in your mind what it would be like if The Phantom of the Opera had a part two, staring the magnificent, malevolent Carlotta? This is not that....but it's pretty darn close. Even as it frustrated me, it delighted me.

It felt like just the right sort of book to be reading in the surreal days that were the last month of my life. Would I recommend it? Maybe not. Would I read it again? Absolutely.

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Got my holds before the library closes for three days. 😀

TrishB Should keep you going for the three days! 3y
batsy Is anything more exciting than this? 😁😍 3y
LeahBergen Yippee!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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cjk
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I abandoned this 3 years ago, and decided to try it as an audiobook this time around. I‘m glad I did- I was totally engrossed by Lilliet Berne‘s tale. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

UnabridgedPod I loved that one too—so good on audio. 3y
cjk @UnabridgedPod The audio is fantastic! 👍🏽💯 (edited) 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Thanks for the tag @kspenmoll and the idea @monalyisha ! My book club would never actually let me pick ... but here are some choices on my Kindle that I‘d really like to read!

#myidealbookclub #ihadathousandoptions #somanybooksolittletime

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janeycanuck
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The descriptions of the costumes in this makes me think Chee moonlights as a fashion designer

#fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover!! 3y
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cjk
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1) Tagged and While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell.
2) I‘m a mood reader, but it‘ll probably be The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.
3) Bloody Genius by John Sandford- I just 💜 his books!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Sace The Nickel Boys is really good. 3y
cjk @Sace That‘s what I‘ve heard. 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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This one has been on my TBR since I was released and part way through I was deeply disappointed that I had left it this long. Royalty, operas, whores, tangled love stories and the circus. What. A. Ride.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I am having a hell of a week over here and am so happy to see Thursday.

How did I wait so long to read this gorgeous novel? Gobbling it up in every spare second today.

MicheleinPhilly I bought this ages ago but have been a little intimidated by it. 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly Same! I bet I picked it up when it came out. It‘s just such a chunkster. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope the end of your week is better 💗 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! We are planning a weekend of doing nothing so it has potential to be perfect. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ashley_Nicoletto sounds perfect to me!!! 3y
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sidherinn
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#AlltheBooks!TBR Binge listening to the back episodes of All the Books! and this was clearly a favorite, so I figured I would start here with my growing list of must reads from the show.

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sprainedbrain
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Look at me, finishing a BOTM from like 3 years ago already! 😂

This book is full of big: drama, intrigue, opera, romance... I was completely immersed in it and at times thought I never wanted it to end, and then in the last third or so, I decided it was maybe going on a bit too long. Beautiful imagery, strong writing, and a captivating story that did wrap up very nicely.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

This was my night-oriented title for #Booked2019. 👍🏻

Cinfhen It‘s STILL on my TBR!!! So you‘re definitely a few steps ahead of me 🎉 4y
RebL This book makes me feel so fahnsy, like put on classical opera and my tiara fahnsy. 4y
sprainedbrain @RebL 😂😂😂 4y
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Sweettartlaura Did you know that this photo is real, and it‘s of the woman the ... Countess(? it‘s been a while, so I may be forgetting her title in the book) ... is based on. She was a real-life figure, & quite scandalous. She was also the most photographed woman of her day. 4y
alisiakae Great review! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, great review. I still have this on my shelf and almost used it for this prompt. You‘re making me want to read it now. Except for the fact it‘s so long and I just finished a huge chunkster. 4y
sprainedbrain @Sweettartlaura Yes! The Comtesse de Castiglione... I sort of fell into an internet rabbit hole reading about her and the Empress Eugenie. Very fascinating! 4y
sprainedbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage It is a chunkster, no doubt! 4y
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I thought this book was breathtakingly beautiful. The way the author described every scene, every moment, every breath was surreal in its beauty. I loved it from start to finish but I did feel that it went on a little too long, there was a whole section towards the end that I felt easily could have been removed, I felt it was too many cruelties lined up one after the other. A solidly beautiful book with some caveats.

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Four of the divas who have sung the title role. The book was over the top, but then so is opera. 😀 It was a lovely romp, and now the aria is stuck in my head, although the MC actually sang other roles and only performed the title aria once.

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And yet, we all want to sing it! #currentlyreading

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GingerAntics I love how the argument for why women are wicked is because they have too much power, yet they revel in denying women power. Still trying to figure out how that works out. 4y
wordzie ❤😁 4y
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I‘ll just leave this right here.

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Lcsmcat
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I started this one at lunch after bailing on the last few ebooks I sty. I hope it lives up to the hype.

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BridgetteM
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Queen of the Night was my third #newyearwhodis book. Thank you to @amb for putting this on your list! The MC is an orphan from America who makes her way to Paris in the mid to late 1800‘s. The novel covers her remarkable life from circus performer, to courtesan, to royal maid, to opera singer. There‘s love, betrayal, and political intrigue, too. It was a little too long, but that was my only complaint.

Reviewsbylola I really wanted to love this one but I found it pretty slow. 4y
BridgetteM @Reviewsbylola It did get slow at times. I listened to the audiobook, so that helped me power through those parts with minimal issues. 4y
amb I also did the audio on this one, it‘s why I didn‘t notice the length. 4y
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BridgetteM @amb I‘m really glad I did the audio version because of all the French words. The narrator did a great job with them! 4y
amb @BridgetteM I‘ve read a couple more books from your list but haven‘t done the reviews yet, so behind! 4y
BridgetteM @amb Totally understandable! 4y
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4/100 in 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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One of my reading goals for this year is to actually take a break on my lunch at work. The last semester was a nightmare that involved students having to eat their lunches in our classrooms because of truly unprecedented circumstances. But that meant that we didn‘t get lunch breaks at all for several months. Now that I do have 30 minutes to myself every day, I can actually get some reading done and it‘s pretty nice. #teacherstruggles

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Cinfhen
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#MusicalNewYear I have not read the tagged book, I really want to based solely on the cover(s)❣️❣️#Masquerade 🎭 I‘ve seen mixed reviews and the size has been putting me off. Am I missing out??? Thoughts!?!!!

merelybookish I didn't love but lots of descriptions of pretty dresses. 4y
Cinfhen 😉😂Pretty dresses is not enough for me to commit to a 600 page book @merelybookish what didn‘t work for you!?? Thanks for the feedback 4y
merelybookish @Cinfhen I don't quite remember. But I think I found it kind of long and repetitive. And I got tired of description of dresses. 😛 But I know some people love it... 4y
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Cinfhen Fair enough!! @merelybookish This might be better as an adaptation!! Because visually it seems incredible 😍 4y
TrishB This is a book that looks just my thing - but I just keep ignoring it! 4y
merelybookish @Cinfhen Yes! A visual feast. She sings and has disguises and flits around Europe in beautiful gowns. Netflix needs to get on it! 4y
TheBookStacker I loooooooooved this book so much. 4y
Cinfhen It does sound good @TrishB and looks like it‘s a pick from @TheBookStacker 😂😂❤️ 4y
Birdsong28 @TrishB @Cinfhen I have read this and it is very long and goes off on tangents at some points but if you stay with it then it is worth it. 😀📚📖 4y
Cathythoughts It does look amazing ♥️✨✨ 4y
JennyM I bailed, and was gutted to not enjoy it. 4y
LauraBeth I have the same comment as yesterday - I haven‘t read it either but will be reading it this year for a reading challenge! 😀 4y
amb I loved it, was completely drawn into the era by it 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf I liked it but didn‘t love it. 4y
Hestapleton I‘ve got an ebook copy (so the size can‘t freak me out) and I‘m tackling it for a reading challenge this year, like @LauraBeth 4y
Cinfhen Sometimes REALLY HEFTY books scare me even more on a kindle @Hestapleton because when I see location 9754 and I‘m only at 33% the panic starts to rise 😂😂 4y
Cinfhen Really mixed opinions ~ has me extra curious now @Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts @JennyM @amb @irre I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts @LauraBeth @Hestapleton 4y
xicanti I'm kind of glad to see other haters have commented, because I bailed on this and everyone else I know thinks it's the bee's knees. It sounds like my ultimate book, but I found it went in odd narrative circles and I didn't care enough for the characters to put up with that. Plus, Chee uses dashes instead of quotation marks, and that often distances me from the narrative. 4y
DivineDiana On the TBR! 😉 4y
Reviewsbylola I thought of this one too. I usually love historical fiction based on famous people but this was such a slog. You‘re not missing out, don‘t worry. 4y
Cinfhen My inner gut told me to hold off @Reviewsbylola @xicanti but I‘m still slightly curious 4y
emilyhaldi Too many "meh" reviews for me to pick this one up ??‍♀️ 4y
Centique I enjoyed this but I did find it a slog in parts. I think for someone who likes historical fiction, loves sumptuous description and enjoys a long ride through a life - this is perfect. A pick for me but I reckon you‘d much prefer 4y
Cinfhen I think that‘s why I put this off for so long... everyone says it‘s too long @Centique 4y
vivastory I've been meaning to read this one too, & The Crimson Petal 4y
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Mitch
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Megabooks He is wonderful on Twitter, and I like his books! 😁 4y
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LauraBeth
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#Booked2019 Spring
Night-Oriented Title - Can‘t believe I still haven‘t read this!
Cli-Fi - to the South Pole 🐧
Indigenous Author - double dip with Reading Women Challenge
Features a Musician - Punk.Goddess
Social Media Focus - because I‘m probably gonna be publicly shamed one day 😂 I need a manual for what to do.
Food or Beverage on Cover - they‘re small but there. I read her other book set in Paris a few years ago and loved it!

TrishB I may have just screen shot because I‘m dithering about whether to join in! 4y
alisiakae Interesting selection!! @TrishB You definitely should join in! ☺️☺️ 4y
LauraBeth I‘m with @4thhouseontheleft - stop dithering and join in! 🤗 4y
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TrishB You see that‘s what I respond to - a direct order!! It‘s done now 😁 @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage 4y
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! We got you at a weak moment!!! @TrishB welcome to the party💕💕💕 (edited) 4y
Cinfhen I read this one earlier this year...it‘s really tough. Her writing is gut-wrenching 4y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen part of the reason why I wanted to do the challenge this year is that I need to be stretched a bit in my reading life. Heart Berries isn‘t a book I‘d necessarily pick up on my own because I‘d be like, “Well that‘s just going to be too sad...” and yet Heart Berries is probably also the kind of book that I‘ll be glad to have read. (edited) 4y
LauraBeth @TrishB 🙌🙌🙌 4y
TrishB @Cinfhen completely taken advantage of 😁 I‘m already sat here with a notebook!! 😘 4y
Cinfhen It definitely sad @LauraBeth but it will also leave you feeling changed, in a good way. I love the approach your taking with your challenges xx 4y
Cinfhen I‘m SUPER EXCITED to see what YOU come up with @TrishB 😘😘 4y
LauraBeth Agree with @Cinfhen - can‘t wait to see what you select @TrishB! 4y
TrishB @Cinfhen @LauraBeth I have a new notebook and another 10 days off work! Going to try and do from my ridiculous tbr....my daughter has already given me the cli-fi one as it‘s her thing!! 4y
LauraBeth Ooooh @TrishB - now I need to know what your daughter picked for Cli-Fi! 4y
TrishB This one - only one so-so review on Litsy, daughter liked it but said it was quite ‘hard‘ but that was 2 years ago when she was 15 😁 4y
LauraBeth The description sounds good! @TrishB 4y
Cinfhen I‘m thinking of reading this one @TrishB @LauraBeth although both of your picks sound really good. 4y
TrishB @Cinfhen that one sounds good 👍🏻 4y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen I‘m all for a book that uses the word phantasmagoric in the description! 🙌 4y
Cinfhen Ha!!! Those publishers know how to sell a book🙄 4y
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britt_brooke
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DAY 10: My library‘s fall book sale started today. I nearly #lost my shit a few times because people are annoying (I‘m sure folks thought the same about me😝). But, I snagged this random assortment for only $13, so it was well worth having strangers in my personal space for 15 minutes. 😆

#nofemmeber

LauraBeth Nice haul! 🙌 4y
BarbaraBB Great haul. One of my all time favorites: 4y
saresmoore Excellent work! I‘ve been known to lose my friendly veneer when there‘s a choice classic to be had. Some professor lady just missed out on a beautiful copy of My Antonia last spring, bless her heart. Can‘t wait to put on my game face for the sale next week! 4y
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britt_brooke @saresmoore 😆😆😆 4y
TheWordJar Great haul! 4y
REPollock ZOMFG SO MANY GREAT BOOKS 4y
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Really looking forward to reading it! 4y
britt_brooke @REPollock Thanks!! I got pretty lucky! 4y
Leftcoastzen I see some strange behavior and rudeness at many sales , but the books cheap keep me coming back. 4y
Billypar I don't think I've experienced a frenzied bookstore sale before. I have had two occasions where I was browsing in a used book shop, and put a book down that I'd decided to buy but didn't want to carry around, only to find it got snatched up later! 😓 4y
Reviewsbylola Great haul!! I got that same edition of Funny Girl from my library‘s book sale last year. 😂 4y
Cinfhen LOVE this post!! Nice buys💚 4y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks! 💚 4y
MicheleinPhilly I missed your birthday! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Happy Belated! 4y
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly Thank you! 🤗😙 4y
kspenmoll Some great books in This haul! 4y
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Amandajoy
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📚 The Queen of the Night
🖋 I‘ve only read one book by a Q author 🤷🏼‍♀️
🎥 Quantum of Solace
🍴 Quinoa

#manicmonday #letterq #qisadifficultletter

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 4y
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amb
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I know I‘m late to the party on this one, but dang was it good! Sweeping historical fiction set during the 2nd French empire follows an American orphan from rags to riches to rags to riches. There is also a mystery element to it, which I adored though the mystery was answered long before the book was over. The picture it paints of the life of a courtesan as well as every other stage was heartbreaking at times but I‘m sure accurate.

erinreads Loooooved this book! 4y
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Linsy
The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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This book was thrilling! I‘m not sure I loved the ending, but I sure enjoyed the ride. Worth the hype!

#bookreview #librarybooks #riotgrams #screamathon

Beachesnbooks I agree about the ending, but I loved most of it. 4y
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REPollock
The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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The tagged book is my recommendation, about an opera singer in Second Empire France with a VERY checkered past about to catch up with her! Loved it so much, I have given away literally 20 copies at this point.

Congratulations @DivaDiane on your milestone!!! #2x2giveaway #giveaway

DivaDiane This was recommended by another Litten too! It must be amazing. Thank you for entering! 4y
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Ash.on.the.line
The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Finally finished this chunkster! This takes place over a long period of time about the life of an opera singer. It was an odd story but very compelling. I did have to really try and keep all the characters straight, but it was worth it. I know this wouldn‘t be for everyone, still I loved it.

Lauren_reading I loved this book! 4y
Ash.on.the.line @LaurenReads It was a great one! 4y
Reviewsbylola I expected to love it but there just wasn‘t enough oomph for me. 4y
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Birdsong28 I thought it was a bit odd myself but good. 📚📖 4y
Ash.on.the.line @Reviewsbylola I can see that. There wasn‘t much oomph, it was more character driven. 4y
Ash.on.the.line @Birdsong28 Yes it was, I find myself enjoying the odd stories more and more lol! 💜 📖 4y
Birdsong28 @Ash.on.the.line I had to read it in chunks, I couldn't read it all in one. 📚📖 4y
Ash.on.the.line @Birdsong28 same here. It was a lot of story in multiple story lines. I had to look up a few details while reading to keep things straight. 4y
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