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Hiddensee
Hiddensee: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Schlinkles
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This month‘s sci-fi and fantasy book club pick. It‘s all seasonally appropriate and such.

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ontheBL
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"All paths lead to the same place, and that place is whatever comes next."

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Addison_Reads
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#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Retold fairytales are a favorite of mine. I saw this book around Christmas time and was so excited to start it. I imagined that I'd be transported to a magical world I'd never want to leave. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. After forcing myself to finish it, I was bored, lost, and confused because it seemed to have nothing to do with The Nutcracker.

Oh well, you can't love them all.

OriginalCyn620 True! 👍🏻 3w
Reggie Wicked is one of my all time favorite books and I thought why not try another by him and it was a total snooze fest. I can‘t even remember which one it was. 3w
Addison_Reads @Reggie I love Wicked too. I also like his book Egg and Spoon, but he has some others, like this one that just bored me to tears. 3w
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Ddzmini
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#BCCUNBOXING Received this today as well can‘t wait to read Everything I need to know I learned in the twilight zone 😍

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jenniferajanes
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This was an interesting story about Godfather Drosselmeier and how the Nutcracker came to be. It was steeped in both the real world and the world of dreams, myth, and imagination. I didn‘t have any expectations going in and enjoyed this back story even though I found it a bit confusing at times. This was my “book gifted to you” for #Booked2019. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 7mo
jenniferajanes @4thhouseontheleft Thank you! I enjoyed the book, but it‘s a bit difficult to put it into words. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really wanted to like this one. But I ended up bailing! Glad you liked it though! 7mo
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jenniferajanes @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! It was confusing in places. I didn‘t seem to get what the author wanted to communicate. On the whole, I enjoyed it, though. I think I should try something else of his. 7mo
emz711 Sold and stacked 📚🍂🍁🍂🍂🍂 3w
jenniferajanes @emz711 Enjoy! 📖 📚 3w
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jenniferajanes
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I‘m reading this for my “book gifted to you” for #Booked2019. Thanks again, @Victoriahoperose !

Victoriahoperose Hope it‘s good! 7mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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I haven‘t done a picture challenge in a long time so I decided to try #LiteraryLuck . I almost forget to post for the first day! 😂 My March #TbrShelfie that isn‘t really on a shelf! This is just the start for March, I‘m hoping to read 17 books off my tbr shelf. Feeling some Agatha Christie right now. 🤔😎

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know you can do it!!! 🙌🏻🍀💚📚 9mo
wordzie 😍😎 9mo
BiblioLitten 😍 9mo
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KtheBookwyrm
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By far the best Gregory maguire book I‘ve read. While I enjoyed this book, it was not what I was expecting. From the tag line on the cover, I expected a full on nutcracker retelling. This was actually Godfather Drosselmeier‘s story, with the bit about Klara and the Nutcracker and the Mouse King thrown in at the very end. So while on one level I was disappointed, I was still able to enjoy this book for what it actually was.

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KtheBookwyrm
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Unfortunately, I didn‘t get as much reading done over the weekend as I had wanted, so I only got a start on this. I‘m coming up on the halfway point and I‘m already enjoying this a million times more than Wicked or Mirror Mirror. It gives me hope for the other 2 books of his I still have on my shelf.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Well, I gave this book until nearly 50%. But it never grabbed me. It‘s a origin story for Herr Drosselmeier from The Nutcracker. For me, it held none of the magic of the fairy tale. Drosselmeier is a wandering kid who never pulled at my heartstrings. He‘s mostly a nincompoop. I give up.

p.s. I knew this #fairytaleretelling prompt for #booked2019 would be a challenge for me. It‘s just not my jam.

Mdargusch I‘m using The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor as my book for this prompt. Check it out. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft Have you read the Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood? I didn‘t even realize it can be classified as a retelling until recently. It‘s really good! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Mdargusch I may have to! I have two others on deck, starting with 11mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I haven‘t—but thanks! 11mo
AmyG Uh oh. I just picked this up for $1 at the library used book sale. I think I overspent. 😳 11mo
Amiable 50% is a lot --you gave it way more than the old college try. 11mo
MicheleinPhilly I hear you. I almost didn‘t sign up because I thought, “Fairytale retelling? Ugh!!!” Right now my plan is to go with this: 11mo
Laughterhp You should try this book. It‘s a Snow White retelling, but if I remember correctly it‘s not magical at all. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AmyG Never know. Maybe you‘ll love it! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Amiable Thanks. Often when I get that far, I just persist. So, the fact that I didn‘t with this one is telling. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MicheleinPhilly Ooh. That looks like a good one to try! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Laughterhp Another good option! 11mo
LoverofLit You're not alone. I had a tough time with my pick as well. 11mo
Susanita This is a heartbreaking but beautiful retelling of Sleeping Beauty 11mo
Cinfhen I went through 3 until I found this one, which I didn‘t love but it was damn short enough and the illustrations are stunning 11mo
Cinfhen And it was free on Hoopla🙌🏻🎉💜 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Susanita Hmmm. I‘m adding this to my list of contenders! Thanks. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I‘m hoping that Fierce Fairytales is like your choice. It‘s just 176 pages! 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl At least you tried..great review! Especially the nincompoop part! 😂🤣 (edited) 11mo
Bklover I know what you mean. I‘m having trouble. Think I may borrow @Cinfhen ‘s idea 11mo
Cinfhen Go for it @Bklover 😜 11mo
catebutler I really struggled with this one too. I finally DNF‘d. 11mo
kamoorephoto Sounds terrible... 11mo
Copwithabook Wise decision. I listened to the end and was unsure of why I wasted so much time! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Copwithabook @catebutler Okay, glad to know it‘s not just me ... thanks! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CoverToCoverGirl Thanks! It‘s a great word, isn‘t it? 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kamoorephoto Yeah, and sadly, my second try for this prompt isn‘t much better. I outgrew fairy tales of all kinds so many decades ago! 11mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Happening at my house right now. We had a busy day, a super yummy dinner. Now it‘s football, naps, and trying to get some pages in on this not-so-good #fairytaleretelling.

Kimberlone I‘m doing the same with a different book! 11mo
Jennifer3 Have you liked any of his other work? I tried Wicked but just couldn‘t get into.... 11mo
sixgun Wicked too me more than one attempt. Finally made it two-thirds in, and then couldn't put it down. Is this one similar? It's reading night here too. Just waiting for the football to stop. 11mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Jennifer3 I liked the first three Wicked books. They‘re a slow start and this isn‘t quite so slow. But it‘s still just meh. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @sixgun I liked Wicked and remember how slow to start it is. This isn‘t quite so slow but I don‘t care for the MC. Happy playoff night! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kimberlone It‘s a good way to half watch the game! 11mo
sixgun @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm looking forward to next season now... Whoo hoo! My team never made it to the playoffs, but my husband watches anything with a football. Maybe I'll give this a try, I can always put it down if it's not working out 11mo
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eriedoodle
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Panpan

I am so disappointed with this book. The beginning started really well and interesting and then it just got boring. I didn't care that much about any of the characters. It just dragged till the end. 2 out of 5 stars.

Addison_Reads That's how I felt when I read this one too. I had to force myself to finish it, and I kept hoping it would get better, it just never did. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m attracted to every other shiny thing in my life rather than read this right now. It‘s just so meh. 11mo
eriedoodle @BarbaraTheBibliophage i complete understand. If I hadn't been listening to it while working on other things I would have dnf'd it. 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @eriedoodle I did end up DNF‘ing. Gave up the day after I posted that comment. Oh well. As they say, life‘s too short to read a bad book. 10mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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It‘s been about two years since I climbed in the tub. So I picked up a bath bomb to celebrate! And I‘ve got to spend some time with the book, for my #fairytaleretelling prompt.

#emptynestisagoodthing #missyadontmissya #bathsoflitsy #bathbombsoflitsy

Tamra Enjoy! I can‘t remember the last time I took a bath - I should make the time. 11mo
readordierachel Sounds lovely! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Tamra It was lovely. Although I only soak for 30 min. You might enjoy one! 11mo
Gennic Nothing better than a nice warm bath and a book 11mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Starting this one for my #booked2019 #fairytaleretelling prompt. Another book with mixed reviews, but so far I like it. And I have two in reserve just in case ...

@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

4thhouseontheleft I‘m reading my #fairytaleretelling right now too. It‘s a genre I usually like, but I‘m feeling quite lukewarm on my pick. 11mo
Ash.on.the.line I chose this too for the #fairytalereteling it‘s my next book. So far I haven‘t been a huge fan of Maguire‘s retellings but this might be the one! 😆 Hope you enjoy! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Oh no! That stinks. This isn‘t my favorite genre, so I think I‘ll struggle a fair amount no matter what I pick. My back up is 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ash.on.the.line 👊🏻 on the pick! I just remember his other books being very slow to start, but I liked the Wicked books. 11mo
Ash.on.the.line I feel the same way. I haven‘t tried the Wicked books, maybe eventually.😊 11mo
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Ravenclawsbookshelf
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Where to even begin with this book. I went in thinking it was a retelling of The Nutcracker. This is more like a prequel to the Nutcracker, with some interpretation from the author towards the end. For me, this was not as good as The Wicked Years.

Writing 5/5
Characters 4.8/5 some of the more minor ones could be expanded upon.
Pace 4.5/5 at some points this story just dragged.
World Building 5/5 I enjoyed the world

Overall:19.3/30

Ravenclawsbookshelf 20 not 30 11mo
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JPeterson
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My holiday festivities don‘t start until this evening, so using the time to get in so much needed relaxation and reading.

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JPeterson
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@Gissy - you are truly a sweet, thoughtful, amazing person. ❤️🖤 I just opened the #Nightmare4Christmas package, and everything was perfect! I love it all, and I basically squeed every time I opened something new. The artwork is absolutely stunning, and I‘m loving all the IT gifts. And, of course, the books! 😍 I‘m looking forward to drinking some PR coffee in the mug tomorrow morning!

You really did stalk me well. 😉

Thank you, thank you ❤️💚

Gissy @JPeterson The mug, the art print and tote were based on the movies and book you mentioned were your favorites. The mug is about the Crow Girl, the art print is related with Silence of the Lambs and the tote is related with It. Books are from your tbr and other bookish things like journal and socks that are related with It. I'm so happy you liked everything. Merry Christmas for you your family and happy readings! 11mo
JPeterson Awesome! ❤️ You almost had me in tears with your generosity. Merry Christmas 💚🎄❤️ 11mo
teebe 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
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Ravenclawsbookshelf
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He stayed in Meersburg another eight years, until the boys were more or less grown.

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PathfinderNicole
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This was an odd, fascinating story. I‘ll definitely be thinking about it for a while! A “backstory” to The Nutcracker that tells the story of Godfather Drosselmeier and how he came to carve the nutcracker of fame. I might have enjoyed this more if I had more knowledge of The Nutcracker. That said this made me want to read more about it!

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PathfinderNicole
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I‘m about 43 pages into this and while I‘m not sure if I like it or not this quote from it is just too relevant not to share.

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mutlee
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Was music beautiful because it was full of mystery, Dirk wondered, or was it full of mystery because it was beautiful?

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mutlee
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I‘m having difficulties rating this one. I found parts quite boring and skimmed, while certain passages were beautiful. I liked the exploration of the relationship between Dirk and Felix, and there was some fabulous dialogue and wit sprinkled throughout. Just wish it was a bit more engaging. Right time of year for the dark, melancholy mood though.

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Please tell me I‘m not the only one who occasionally accidentally orders #largeprint from the library.

gradcat I probably ought to...😂😂😂 12mo
Samplergal No. But I like it! 😂 12mo
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rather_be_reading
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What a great ebook deal!

jenniferajanes Going to check it out. Thanks! 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Ooooo!!! Gonna check it out!! Thanks for sharing!! 13mo
belovedbyabba Looks interesting!!! 🤩 13mo
Kerrioke I am a fan of fairy tale retellings and I loved Wicked! 12mo
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glitterkitty459
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A beautiful, haunting, rambling retelling of the story The Nutcracker

It didn't always make very much sense to me but I enjoyed it nonetheless

I'd like to read this again in the winter. Preferably next to a fireplace, under a blanket, with some hot chocolate 😊😋☕

My 100th book of the year! 💯🎉
#goodreadschallenge ✔️

TheBookKeepers I always like his premises of stories, but they are often too wordy for me! His writing style is just difficult for me to digest. But I‘ve only read Wicked & Son of a Witch. I love those storylines, but again his writing style has caused me to avoid other books. 1y
Erofan Congratulations!!! 👍 💯 👏 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎈🍾🎉 1y
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CMB I have to agree about the difficulty of swimming through his writing... 1y
Velvetfur Wehey! 100 books, well done you! That's a great photo too btw 😊 1y
glitterkitty459 @Velvetfur thanks!! 😁😊 1y
Themrsdowler @CMB I tried to read Wicked so many times and I couldn‘t get into his writing style. I wanted to love it so much but I still haven‘t finished it 10? years later. 1y
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The_Old_Astronomer
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I‘m not gonna lie; I bought this book because I liked the cover. I‘m super excited about reading it, though. The prose is descriptive and lovely while still reading like a fairy tale

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PenguinInFlight
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I‘m honestly not sure what I thought about this book, other than I liked it. I‘m not even sure how many stars to give it. On GR, I gave it 3, but that could change.

Whenever I read one of Maguire‘s books, I‘m always wondering what is symbolism and what is straightforward. I never felt this way until I read a review of Wicked, and was so perplexed by what that reader got that I didn‘t, that I wondered if I was missing out [cont. in comments] ⬇️

PenguinInFlight on some secret symbolism club, and I can‘t decide now when a cigar is just a cigar. 🙈 This is much less the story of the Nutcracker, but of Dirk Drosselmier, the man that created him. It had an dreamlike quality to it, and it and a word lover‘s dream. One of his better novels in quite some time. 2y
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If I were a Kindle, where would I be? (And it‘s not even mine, it‘s my mom‘s that she let me borrow while I recovered from surgery. 😫) I haven‘t left the house in several days, so it‘s in here. I‘ve misplaced it since this morning, and it‘s driving me bonkers because I always read before bed. I don‘t like starting a new book until I‘ve finished my current one, but I think I‘m going to have to tonight. 😕 I have

JoScho Sometimes mine slips down in the couch cushion? 2y
PenguinInFlight @JoScho I thought for sure that‘s where it was! I even checked under the couch, because I remember it was on the arm of it at one point. My husband (who is already asleep) will probably wake up and find it 10 seconds. Usually he loses everything and I can find it, LOL. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
CouronneDhiver Perhaps on an end table somewhere? 2y
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robinb I hate when that happens...so frustrating! Good luck! 2y
PenguinInFlight @CouronneDhiver @robinb I‘m probably looking right at it, which is the worst part. It has a dark blue leather cover on it, and I‘ve realized there are a LOT of dark blue things in my house! 😂 2y
robinb @PenguinInFlight been there, done that...too many times. 😫😫🙄🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
PenguinInFlight HOT DAMN! I found it! It was in the couch cushions. You were right, @JoScho. I took ALL the cushions off (twice 🙄) but then I got thinking that there is a weird space between the arm and the bottom of the couch that it could have slipped into and I wouldn‘t see it, even with the cushions off. So I sat on it and ran my hand around the edge as far as it would fit it, and I found it. My husband, dog, and cat are all asleep in bed while I‘ve spent an (edited) 2y
PenguinInFlight hour spinning circles in my house trying to find it. Crisis averted! 🙌🏻 2y
CSeydel @PenguinInFlight yay! I hate that weird part in the couch. (edited) 2y
SandyW Yay... You found it. Losing your own stuff is badenough, but someone else's... 😲 2y
PenguinInFlight @SandyW That‘s all I kept thinking was that it was somewhere that it was going to get broken! (I know now that she was a full extended warranty on it and it would have been fine, but still. I don‘t want that happening. I would have felt really bad.) 2y
PenguinInFlight @CSeydel I was so happy, LOL. Losing things really ramps up my anxiety for some reason (and I hardly ever lose things) so I felt MUCH better once I found it. 2y
Reviewsbylola Kindle needs a find my kindle app. 😂😂 Glad you found it!! 2y
PenguinInFlight @Reviewsbylola I actually googled to see if they had one, hahahahaha. 🙈😂😂😂 2y
Scurvygirl What it really needs is like on your iPhone. Hey siri, where are you? Make a noise! I do that all the time!😹 2y
DivineDiana Yay! Now if I can just find where I left my water bottle?!? 2y
PenguinInFlight @DivineDiana did you check the couch cushions? 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
DivineDiana @PenguinInFlight Checking now! 😀 2y
rather_be_reading i hate when tht happens 1y
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I have no idea what to make of this book so far. I want SO MUCH to love it, but I have a feeling I‘m going to be disappointed. I‘m not quite half through it, so we‘ll see. There are some beautiful lines of prose in here, though. 💜

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PenguinInFlight
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The world hasn‘t changed much...😕 #quotsy #currentlyreading

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ReviewsMayVary
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2. Maybe head to Lowe‘s to check out sales on patio furniture.
3. Hotdogs. And every other thing!
#ManicMonday

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AshleyC816
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this one, but I felt like I spent the whole book waiting for something to happen. Even when something did happen, it always seemed “off camera”.

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Copwithabook
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Doing some extra duty tonight. Basically sitting in a parking lot keeping an eye on a business. The perfect work for an audiobook! #ipromiseimworking

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DebinHawaii
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#MarchMunchies #pears ?In the book Hiddensee, young Klara imagines having a cafe with "...chicken and olive soup. Also some pears on toast... " which inspired me to make Pear Toast with Pomegranate and Walnuts as the book-inspired dish for my blog book tour review. It's no avocado toast ? but it was pretty tasty. ??

8leagueboot I'll be over promptly for lunch. 2y
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lesliemarie
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I started this book yesterday. I've had it for a while but kept putting it off because it has such mixed reviews. So far I like it and I'm interested to see how it unfolds.

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TizJ3ss
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I am surprised by how much I ended up liking this book. The Nutcracker is one of my favorite Christmas stories and every time I‘ve read a retelling I‘ve been disappointed. The first half was really slow and I felt no connection to the main character. At the half way point I felt like my perception shifted. I appreciated the writing style differently. It made me think and question things. If you like the Nutcracker, this is worth reading.

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msford88
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Picked up a signed copy of Hiddensee today. Love when I find these hiding on the shelves.

Christine11 It‘s a gorgeous looking book and it sounds really interesting! Great that you got it signed too ! 😊 2y
rather_be_reading lucky! 😍 2y
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RaderOfTheBooks
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Bailedbailed

DNF this book. After pushing through almost 100 pages, I gave up on this one because of the writing style and story path.

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RaderOfTheBooks
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Struggling through this book so far...

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RaderOfTheBooks
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After finishing Caraval, I was ready to read something else. I started Hiddensee last night and I am slowly getting to know the characters.

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Marianna_Reads
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Mehso-so

Hiddensee kept my interest and it was fun to learn about Drosselmeier from the Nutcracker. I loved the Grimm‘s Fairy Take characters sprinkled throughout the book! The ending felt a bit rushed. I actually went back a page because I thought I missed something! Overall, another creative retelling from Mr. Maguire.

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perfectlywinged
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I can see the mixed reviews: not as much a nutcracker retelling as it is the story of a boy who grows up in a dark German forest who has a little bit of magic in him. It‘s less about Klara and the actual nutcracker and more about Herr Drosselmeyer growing up.

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jaimeisbionic
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I can see how this has been getting mixed reviews. It was definitely almost so-so for me. If you're expecting Nutcracker-esque magic, then you'll be very disappointed. If, like me, you always found Godfather Drosselmeier to be extremely captivating and are open to interpretation, you may enjoy it. I appreciate the tonal shift from precious fairytale in the first couple chapters to a kind of sober curiosity. (Cont. in comments)

jaimeisbionic The feeling of longing Maguire inspires in the reader is parallel to the development of Drosselmeier's longing, yet sometimes his mechanisms for creating this longing cross over into underdeveloped. It's a book about childhood, things that are lost forever, repressed desires, and trying to find a home. Maguire seems interested in what it means to get older and view magic through the lens of adult reality and experience. 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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This was delightfully magical, though threaded through with a sense of regret, too; that there are realms we cannot visit except with the imagination of a child, though it isn‘t until we‘re well past childhood that we have a proper appreciation for those magical escapes. Like all of Maguire‘s works, this was masterfully-crafted. Definite pick. #hiddensee #gregorymaguire #thenutcracker

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ALNickRose
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In usual Maguire style he explores the front and backside and fills in the gaps to what we've all been wondering around the classic tale of the nutcracker. Another interesting work in character development!

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jaimeisbionic
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"The vagabond human spirit requires a chart of possibilities in order to keep putting one foot in front of another, keep licensing the next heartbeat after the previous."

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Hiddensee: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Trying to spend some quality time with the book while also trying to drown this damned cold with as much Candy Cane Lane tea as I can make. You‘d think people would realize not to ask me questions that require long answers when they realize I have no voice. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤧 (People are dumb.) #hiddensee #gregorymaguire

MaleficentBookDragon What a pretty mug. 2y
actualdisneyprincess @MaleficentBookDragon thank you!! 💖 I got it at the Disney Store a couple of years ago!! :) 2y
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