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The Night Circus
The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underwaya duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into lovea deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
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TheSpineView
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Perhaps one of my favorites this year! The prose was so good. Loved the characters and the plot was interesting. The author wonderful job of mixing the real world with the fantasy. 5⭐

IuliaCG One of my favorites this year too ❤ 13h
TheAromaofBooks I reread this one recently, and was scared to do so because I was afraid that it wouldn't be as magical the second time around - but it was actually even better!! 12h
TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks It will definitely be on my reread list. 10h
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Lauram
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I‘m taking the morning off from writing up my annual performance evaluation. Instead, I‘m drinking warm coffee, listening to soft music, and reading a book that has escaped my attention for far too long. I feel like I‘m in for an unexpected treat.

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! 18h
emz711 So so so good! 18h
Sace I really enjoyed that book. I hope you like it too. 17h
Lifeisasnap You are in for a treat! I own three copies. One hardcover, a trade softcover to throw in my bag and another trade softcover to loan to someone I meet whose never read it! 17h
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ImperfectCJ
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A circus appears without warning and seems to make concrete our most fantastic dreams. But there is a larger purpose behind the show, a bigger story into which it fits.

Whimsical and magical and deadly serious, this novel was a pleasure to read. The ending is a little precious, but endings are tough, so no points docked for that.

2nd book down for #MrBook1inaMillion. #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne
@MrBook @Andrew65

ImperfectCJ The bowl used to contain salt & vinegar potato chips and the spoon used to contain peanut butter. The cat contains kibble, cute, and orneriness. 2d
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 I love this book. 2d
MrBook I love all of this 😆😎🙌🏻! Your 🐈 is so beautiful!!! 😻😻😻 2d
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TheSpineView
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#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

#BookandSnack

Okay, I know Halls cough drops is not a snack but I have been sucking on them as if they were. Also, my tummy has not been up to much solid food in the last few days. Therefore, they will have to be a substitute this time.

vumblereads Get well soon!! 3d
GoldenGirl Feel better! Also....I still have not read 3d
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Toughangelbooks Feel better soon! Enjoy the good, I hear it is really good 3d
Slajaunie LOVE that book!! Enjoy and hope you feel better! 💙📖 3d
OriginalCyn620 Hope you feel better soon! At least you have a wonderful book to read! 3d
DaveGreen7777 ☹️ Hope you feel much better soon! 3d
Tera66 Hope you get feeling better soon, friend. Be good to yourself today. 3d
Jennifer3 I love your coffee mug! Great book and feel better! 3d
Scochrane26 Hope you feel better soon! 3d
Gaylagal2 @TheSpineView Wow, love the mug! All my furr babies are rescues 🐾 Where'd you get that mug?? Awesome🤙🐾🤙Feel better soon! (edited) 3d
TheSpineView @Gaylagal2 All my fur babies are also rescues. The mug was a gift from a friend. Thanks for the well wishes.😊 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better friend ❤️💜❤️ 2d
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TheSpineView
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Day 1 totals for this readathon. I have a good start on the tagged book and love it. It feels good to be reading again after a few days off for illness.

#MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @MrBook

TheSpineView Oops.... forgot a tag @jb72 3d
Kaila-ann I have this one on my TBR but I keep getting sidetracked from it. 3d
Andrew65 Love love love this book. @Kaila-ann Hope you are feeling better @TheSpineView 3d
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TheSpineView @Kaila-ann It is very good. The prose is excellent and I love the characters. Consider moving it up on your TBR list, you won't regret it.😊 3d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 Not a 100% yet but getting there. At least I can talk again.🤣 And I am in love with this book so much so that I just bought The Starless Sea. 3d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView After this book I will certainly be reading all her books. Heard good things about the new one. 3d
Clwojick This was fantastic on audio as well ♥️ 3d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 I have heard the same good things and that helped me deal the deal on buying her new book. 3d
Kaila-ann @TheSpineView and @Andrew65 I just might have to bump it up the TBR pile, I keep hearing wonderful things about it 😊. 3d
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 3d
jb72 @TheSpineView Glad to hear you are on the mend. I am definitely in the minority on that book as I ended up not liking it. But so many people do and I hope you love it. I would like to read her new one though. 3d
Jillylovesbooks So interesting to hear other people‘s thoughts on a book. So many people love this book, but I read it a few years ago and was disappointed by the later parts of the book. 3d
MrBook Aww, glad you‘re on the up and up. 🤗🤗🤗 3d
Andrew65 @Kaila-ann Jim Dale also does a wonderful job on the audiobook. 3d
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LDavisMunro
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“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone‘s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose.”

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ImperfectCJ
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My youngest has a weekly band rehearsal next door to one of the city library branches. It's too far to head home in between drop-off and pick-up, so I'm forced to hang out at the library for two hours. The sacrifices I make for my children.

marleed Haha. I kept a bucket in my car full of goodies for the 60-90 minutes of all those practices - even birthday parties. I never attempted to go home because I made that time with my bucket my own! 1w
ImperfectCJ @marleed A goodie bucket is a brilliant idea! I send my kids with treats, why not me? The only thing I worry about with sitting in the car the whole time is needing to use the bathroom. (I don't think that's what I want to use the bucket for...) 1w
marleed @ImperfectCJ haha! I was picking up someone from the airport a couple years back. Plane delayed and I was stuck waiting in the cell phone parking lot. Geez if I‘d have had my bucket! Because then I had to get her to her destination through rush hour traffic. It was a test to my bladder that I never want to make again! 1w
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LDavisMunro
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Monday morning commute featuring this beaut of a book. #thenightcircus has been one of my favourite books for years and Erin Morgenstern is releasing her second novel tomorrow. I‘m beyond excited so I had to pick up this book for yet another read. #commutereading #morningbooks #booklover

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kgriffith
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“You prefer not to see the gears of the clock, as to better tell the time.”
One of the most emotionally difficult things about this recurrence of chronic hand/wrist pain is not being able to hold books comfortably or for long. I love this cookbook stand for its ease of use, relatively small footprint, and design simplicity.

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Andrew65
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One of my favourite all time books is available for 99p in the U.K. at the current time. Too good a bargain not to pick it up! If you live outside the UK it may be worth checking the price. ❤️

Ms_T Thanks, I‘ll check it out 👍🏻 1w
Birdsong28 Thanks I will check it out. 😁📚📖 1w
gradcat I will check US prices...thanks, Andrew! ♥️ 1w
TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 a great read. 1w
Crazeedi Yes it was a great story! 1w
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DuckOfDoom
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More than a small upgrade from my well-worn paperback!!

Sace How beautiful! 2w
LibrarianRyan I've never seen one in Blue!! 2w
DuckOfDoom @LibrarianRyan I believe it is a new Waterstones edition that fits well with the "The Starless Sea" cover 2w
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cjk Gorgeous! 😍 2w
LibrarianRyan @DuckOfDoom That would explain it. The UK starless Sea cover is so beautiful. I don't like the US cover. But then again, I'm getting the book free so I can not really complain. 2w
IndyHannaJones Do want... 2w
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Nikki15
The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I do love being pulled into a world full of magic now and again. It had a distinctly Caraval-esqe vibe which I loved. Combining both an air of dangerous mystery and enchanting intrigue definitely made this a pick for me 📚🎪

Linsy Yum! 😋 2w
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mreads
Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Thank you @Captivatedbybooks for a great #nightmareswap 👻 package! Looking forward to reading all the books and strategically placing the 👀 around the house. Love the bookmark and will enjoy the treats (all good picks too) while drinking out of the adorable fall mug. 🍁🍂 Happy Halloween 🎃
@LibrarianRyan Thanks for hosting 😃

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emmaturi
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Mehso-so

I have had this book for years and finally picked it up this month. I really thought I would love this book but no. I enjoyed the world of the cirus and discriptions too, but I really didn't connect much with Celia and Marco. Plus the challenge between themselves was a let down for me. Well anyway glad I have read it though! #bookcovers

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kgriffith
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Hanging out with @brandybear22 who‘s gardening while I #readathon — games and possibly grilled oysters to commence shortly... #deweys24hourreadathon

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bookishlyblessed
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Almost done with Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin. But I'm taking a break to read this one. #readathon #deweys24hourreadathon

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bookishlyblessed
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My #TBR for Dewey's 24hr #readathon today! Not pictured: two audiobooks.

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Scochrane26
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Day 26- There‘s so many great books I could use for #magic. I decided to go with this image. Loved this book & need to re-read. Looking forward to her new one coming out. #chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick #scarathlon #teamslaughter

ShelfRighteous The storytelling was amazing in this one🤩🎪 2w
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emmaturi
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1. I speak German. My Spanish is ok and I understand a lot of Italian
2. If the language is not very difficult, yes a little

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

BarbaraBB Are you German? 3w
emmaturi No, but in Zurich now, orginally from Scotland @BarbaraBB 3w
BarbaraBB Nice, Zürich! 3w
TheSpineView That is awesome that you speak several languages! Thanks for playing! 😃 3w
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emmaturi
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Day 23 #fallisbooked, I love to see the full moon!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 🌕 3w
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emmaturi
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Day 22 - witches, I have this worksheet maybe to use with the kids in my group. #fallisbooked
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Cute! 🧙🏻‍♀️ 3w
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emmaturi
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Day 21 of #fallisbooked, this is my pic for #trick or treating.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 🖤 3w
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Day 20: Books that you would love to see in film❤️

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you Jessie for this beautiful birthday package!! I love the paper, so pretty!! Can‘t wait to read the books! You are so sweet and thoughtful 💗💗 thanks so much!! 😘

MoonWitch94 The Night Circus is so good!! One of my favorites. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MoonWitch94 yay!!!! 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😘 Enjoy! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @erzascarletbookgasm ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4w
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daughterOFbooks
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An interesting story with many mysteries. My only problem with the book was the constant skipping back and forth in time. I understand that it is important for the story and give us answer to many questions. I just don't like that type of writing.

With that aside, the book is worth it.

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AnneCecilie
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I‘ll admit that there‘s some years since I read this book, but there must be some #TarotReading at the circus, right?

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Reggie Yes, the main character who is a guy shacks up with the tarot card reader until he realizes he‘s in love with the other main character, who he‘s been pitted against. And after the tarot card reader is left she unbinds the ribbon that had held the circus together. I was thinking of this for this post. Thanks for doing it. 1mo
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kgriffith
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“The circus looks abandoned and empty. But you think perhaps you can smell caramel wafting through the evening breeze, beneath the crisp scent of the autumn leaves. A subtle sweetness at the edges of the cold.”

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CaliforniaCay
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I LOVED THIS BOOK! I honestly didn't like it at first, and I kept putting it down because the first 100 pages felt very slow to me. But I'm glad I picked it up again because I devoured the last 400 pages. This was such a well written, fun, unique, magical story. But with dark enough elements to keep it from getting cheesy. Definitely worth the hype! I can't wait to read her next box, coming out in November!

ShelfRighteous I loved this one too🤩 I wish I can experience it all over again🎪 3w
CaliforniaCay @ShelfRighteous I know what you mean! Even though I just read it I already wish I can relive it. I hope a movie comes out soon, I feel like this has the potential to be an amazing adaptation ❤ 3w
ShelfRighteous @CaliforniaCay Yes but like most cases I dont think they can do justice to it🙈 Books are way better😬 3w
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Melmar
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IndoorDame
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When a book is especially #fun to read, I never want it to end, but I‘m also wary of re-reading it too often because I don‘t want to ever spoil the magic in my first experience of that world. #selfimprovementsept @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree!!! 💗💗 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I loved The Night Circus! 🖤 1mo
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cwheeler
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“When put that way, it sounds rather like magic, doesn‘t it?” 🥰

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Yep, the t-shirt and pin arriving from @outofprint yesterday just as I finished the book I was reading last night means it's re-read time.

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Loric
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Mehso-so

This was a mixed bag for me. There were parts I really enjoyed and parts I found myself skimming through. I loved the magical setting. The writing was unquestionably beautiful in its description, creating an enchantingly whimsical atmosphere. The concept was unique, the story imaginative and I appreciated the visualization the lush descriptions created but the story lacked plot development, was slowly paced and the characters felt flat. Just ok.

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CareBear
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Super excited about my new OOP apparel!

LibrarianRyan nice. I took advantage of their bag sale. I was a bad girl. 2mo
CareBear @LibrarianRyan lol they get me every time with their emails! 2mo
cjk Fabulous 😍 1mo
Zelma Pretty! 😍 1mo
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jenniferajanes
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I‘ve been listening to this one while I get ready for work in the mornings, so it has taken me a while to get through it. It‘s just as good as you said it was, @Andrew65 ! Thanks for the recommendation! (Jim Dale is an excellent narrator.) #audible #audiobook

Andrew65 Very happy to hear that. One of my all-time favourite audiobooks. 😊 (edited) 2mo
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amyrohn
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Finished both of these and they were fantastic! I think the Night Circus is definitely worth the hype, I loved the magic and whimsy of the world. It was fascinating to read about Ona Judge and her story, it was truly inspiring.

JenFowler I ❤ 'Night Circus'! 2mo
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Schlinkles
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BilboBookends ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Craftylikefox
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Oh geez! I have no extra money right now! Outofprint.com is killing me!!! They just released this shirt 😍 plus they have a limited edition starless sea enamel pin to go with it!!! I‘m dead! May the book fairies save me an XS when I can afford this.

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Siosue
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I absolutely adore this quote!

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Cityofamber
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Finished this reread. I live it more after each reread. 😍

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CareBear
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Day 1

7 covers you love. 1 a day for 7 days. No explanations. Tag someone new each day.

Kappadeemom Good one! 2mo
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AileenRR
Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Beautiful imagery, but I think it would better on paper than on audio. It was hard for me to keep track of time jumps while listening.

Louise I can imagine that this book could get confusing on audio! The print version is also challenging in some respects, but it does eventually come together for the reader. My lasting memory, though, is the mood of the book. 2mo
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amyrohn
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Finally seeing what all the hype is about!

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cjk
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Day 3 of #7days7covers #covercrush

All of the variant covers are lovely. 💕

@DannyHattan would you like to play? Post a book cover you love each day for 7 days, no explanations needed, and tag someone new each day. 😊📚

Eyelit That‘s so lovely! 2mo
cjk @Eyelit Thanks! 2mo
DannyHattan Thanks, I‘ll start it today 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
cjk @DannyHattan 👍🏽📚😊 2mo
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Siosue
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A beautifully written imaginative story. I adored everything about this book. It was uniquely creative, with a lovely romance, interesting characters, and wonderful descriptions of magic. I highly recommend it!

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Catsandbooks
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Day 2 #covercrush #7days7covers

Wanna join in the fun @TK-421 💖?
Post a book cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

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mishi
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I originally picked this book out of pure boredom but as I got further into the pages it quickly became one of my favorites. Absolutely gorgeous diction, storyline is beautiful, definitely worth the read!

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Moll
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#7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for tagging me @Emilymdxn !

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thebluestocking
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Day 1 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

The covers of the various editions of The Night Circus are all utterly delightful.

Thanks for the tag, @BarbaraBB!
Please feel free to join in, if you‘d like.

BarbaraBB Yes this one‘s cover is great, in all editions! 2mo
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