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Spinning Silver
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called "very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic" by The New York Times Book Review. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold. But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand. Naomi Novik once again creates a wonderfully rich, multilayered fantasty world that readers will want to return to again and again.
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CoffeeK8
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This month‘s #BOTM. Always so excited to get the free book of the year!

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Susanita
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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📙News of the World
🖊️Naomi Novik
🎥Naked Gun (the first one)
🎤Nicole Nordeman
🎶Never Alone (BarlowGirl)
#manicmonday #lettern

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KristiAhlers
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Pickpick

This was such a good read and not at all what I was expecting. But in a good way. As a fairytale retelling I was caught up in the character and the imagery this author brings to like.

sprainedbrain Love this book ❤️ 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Yesssss 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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ania.kdz
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Pickpick

A fun, different, and exciting read! I especially loved that the characters in this fairytale reimagining felt real: they had distinct personalities and histories that felt relevant to the time and setting. I liked exploring Wanda, Miryem, and Irina‘s stories, their different goals and drives. The Staryk and their magic were also very intriguing and different for me, but my favorite were their descriptions! Always icy!
❄️❄️❄️❄️.5/5

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wordslinger42
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I'm so excited to dive into this story (and see if I enjoy it as much as Uprooted!) 💙

#LMPBC

Nelnjali I still need to read Uprooted, but I loved this one. I read it a couple of years ago for book club. 3mo
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wordslinger42
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My September #bookspin list! 📚🍂

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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BookwormAHN
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Uprooted & Spinning Silver are both fairy tale retellings. Uprooted is about Agnieszka who is sent to the Dragon (the local wizard) as his captive for ten years. In Spinning Silver Miryem takes on the Rumpeslstiltskin tale along with Wanda, Irina & the Staryk (creepy fey).
Both were good but I did like Spinning Silver better.
#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
#Pantone2022 #ChicoryCoffee @Clwojick

Clwojick Great job! 3mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Mehso-so

“Thrice you shall turn silver to gold for me, or be changed to ice yourself.” And so the daughter of a Jewish moneylender is challenged by a king of ice & snow.

I read this 4 years ago, & the atmospheric descriptions, the variety of female characters, the interweaving of fairytale & Russian folklore continue to enchant me. Everything up to the end I adored. But I continue to dislike how Novik writes romances. That‘s a me thing, YMMV. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

ozma.of.oz #Lucygirl keeping me company while I finish this #LMPBC #GroupA #Round15 Should be in the mail tomorrow! 3mo
wordslinger42 I'm excited to read it! 💙 3mo
sarahbellum Lucy! 😻 Such a pretty kitty 3mo
JenReadsAlot Kitty looks like my Frankie 😻 3mo
KristiAhlers Oh I love your kitty! 💜 3mo
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This #audiobook is so good. It's long, about 18 hours, but totally worth it. It's a combo of fairytales, set in Lithuania. It's a great story. I was very impressed.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

5feet.of.fury Had to stack this because my mother was 100% Lithuanian 🇱🇹 and I have never seen Lithuania be a setting for anything. 3mo
vlwelser @5feet.of.fury excellent reason. This one is also set in Lithuania. Just fyr. And it's SO good. 3mo
5feet.of.fury @vlwelser nice! Thanks for the recommendation! 3mo
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ozma.of.oz
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The biopsy came back clear! So the nibling and I are relaxing with some reading time! ❤️

KathyWheeler Yay! 3mo
DHill ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
ravenlee Hooray! 3mo
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Soubhiville Great news! 3mo
candc320 Congratulations!! 3mo
Deblovestoread Wonderful news! 3mo
Megabooks Fantastic!! 3mo
Ruthiella Great news! 😃 3mo
TrishB Great news. 3mo
Reggie Yay!!! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wonderful! 🥰 3mo
AmyG Oh my….that is great news! 3mo
bookishdawg Congratulations! 😊 3mo
Dragon Great news! 🙌💚🐉 3mo
Asthecroweflies Good news! Plus, Spinning Silver is a favorite of mine. 3mo
BiblioLitten Great news! 😃 3mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Pickpick

I love fairy tales😻This is a perfect book to escape from real world & to get lost in fairy land. It is magical & charming. Good story line & strong female characters. Since the main character is a Jew, there is antisemitism aspects in the story. I like this aspect, & multiple POV. But it is lengthy compared with d story, could‘ve been shorter & crisp. Difficult to follow in audio cos of monotonous narration.
#bookspinbingo #AuthorAmonth #AAM2022

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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ozma.of.oz
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It‘s overcast outside. Perfect time for my #AwesomeAugust goal of reading outside! ❤️ Working on my #LMPBC book!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed that one, hope you do too. 4mo
KristiAhlers Awesome! 4mo
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Kangaj1
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I have already bailed on my #bookspin for August. I was 2.5 hours in on audio and just did not care. I am planning two other #AuthorAMonth books by this author, so I am hoping something sticks! @TheAromaofBooks @Soubhiville

TheAromaofBooks I had mixed feelings on this one. I appreciated the writing, but I found the story itself to be kind of a downer. 4mo
Soubhiville I didn‘t care for this one either. 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Pickpick

Loved it, as always 🥰

@ozma.of.oz It is on its way to you! Media mail, so it might take a few days.

ozma.of.oz I‘m so excited for this! I listened to this years ago and I‘m looking forward giving it a reread! 4mo
ozma.of.oz It got here last night! 💖 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly @ozma.of.oz Hooray! That was fast! 4mo
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Mrs_B
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Pickpick

I loved this book! Such a great fairytale reimagining. I flew through it in a couple of days while on holiday.

TheAromaofBooks I love that cover!!! 5mo
Allylu I read that one and enjoyed it. Different cover though - I like this one better. I‘m looking for a Naomi Novik for August. Any other favorites? 5mo
Mrs_B @Allylu I‘ve only read this one, but can highly recommend it as well if you haven‘t read it! 5mo
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Allylu @Mrs_B I just read the synopsis. I may give it a try. Thanks! 5mo
Allylu Yep Uprooted it is! 5mo
Mrs_B @Allylu I hope you enjoy it! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @Allylu - I really loved Uprooted a lot, but I definitely felt like it was quite a different book from Spinning Silver, which I didn't like quite as well. Hope you enjoy it!! 5mo
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Leelee.reads
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A winter‘s tale to kick off summer! A fast-paced fantasy through multiple perspectives. A perfect way to start my vacation.

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hannah-leeloo
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I can't remember who recommended this but thank you. I now have this to go with Uprooted. This can be a sorry gift now from @TheWolfbehindTheEyes who gave me food poisoning lol. Feeling so so rough 🤢 Hope everyone else is OK. Happy reading and weekend littens

Chrissyreadit Oh no!!! I hope it passes quickly! 7mo
hannah-leeloo Thanks @Chrissyreadit I'm hoping so too 7mo
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Kenyazero
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Reads like a fairytale! I loved the many interconnected elements, and it was great having a Jewish main character in the cast. The way the author expertly wove in themes of supportive and toxic family, good and evil (and neutral), magic, antisemitism, misogyny, poverty, and others really called back to folktales. My biggest complaint is that it took me a long time (an hour of listening) to realize the narrative was switching between characters.

hannah-leeloo I'm currently reading uprooted and have ordered spinning silver 🙃 7mo
ShyBookOwl Great review! I adore this one (although I think I enjoyed Uprooted just a touch more!) 📚❤️ 7mo
Kenyazero @hannah-leeloo A friend of mine mentioned that he read Uprooted and he highly recommended it! How are you liking it? 7mo
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Kenyazero @ShyBookOwl This was a really fun read. I have Uprooted on my TBR, so I hope to get around to it eventually! 7mo
Kenyazero (Oh! I forgot, this is one of my #Roll100 picks from March. It took a while for the hold to come in!) 7mo
hannah-leeloo I'm only 7 chapters in but it is interesting it's like a cross between beauty and the beast and rapunzel. I'm interested to see how the story goes 7mo
ShyBookOwl @hannah-leeloo It really is! There's even some Rumplestiltskin in there. Uprooted definitely had stronger beauty and the beast vibes. Now I want to re-read both of them! Lol 7mo
Kenyazero @hannah-leeloo @ShyBookOwl That sounds like an awesome story combo! 7mo
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Kenyazero
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I had some time to audio-art the other day! I haven't finished my CD project or caught up on my book journal, but I figured I'd work on this also unfinished project while listening to my current audiobook. Someone posted a pretty watercolor postcard on Litsy a while ago, and I thought it needed some fantasy elements in it, so here we are. #litsycrafters #Painting #AudioCrafting #Watercolor

Catsandbooks So fun and bright! 💚 7mo
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Kenyazero
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It took me an hour to realize this book has two different girls as the POV characters! I don't know if I wasn't paying close enough attention (yes I know their family situations are both different, but I thought things had just changed suddenly), or if it's not very clear in the audiobook. 🤔

Clare-Dragonfly That‘s a common complaint about this book—I imagine it‘s even harder to track on audio. Be prepared for more POVs added later! 7mo
Kenyazero @Clare-Dragonfly haha so I noticed! I almost missed a third narrator being added, but this time I was ready for it (mostly because I've been working harder to notice when the narrator switches now that I realized...). Interesting to know it's not just a problem with the audiobook. 7mo
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lumbricuslibri
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this! It's not bad, in fact I really liked the prose. But, I had a difficult time with it. Took me almost a week to finish—even skimmed the last few pages!

Maybe I expected too much because I loved Uprooted? Maybe because of the long chapters? Maybe because of the multi-POV (although they did have distinct voices)?

I don't know. I just didn't enjoy it. 😫

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Laughterhp
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Here are all (most) of my #LMPBC books over the years!

I know I did an Agatha Christie round, but I can‘t find the book. I‘m wondering if I accidentally lent it to someone or it never got back to me 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

I‘ve also done multiple books some rounds, so I may have forgotten some. And I know one got completely lost in the mail, so I had to do a different book!

#shelfie

suvata Nice collection 🥰 8mo
Kayla.Adriena Nice! The Snow Child was just one of my picks this round! 8mo
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Twainy
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Spinning Silver, The Grey Bastards, American Gods and The Book Of The New Sun from BookOutlet!

3 For 2 sale!

I‘m always pleasantly surprised to find more boxes on my front porch.

The Annotated version of American Gods is so much better than I thought it would be. A lot of pictures. I loved The Grey Bastards! Can‘t wait to read Spinning Silver! Gene Wolfe has been on my TBR for awhile.

Christyco125 Ok. You‘re work walls are just full all of my favorite things. 9mo
Twainy @Christyco125 😁 I love that I can hang whatever I like 😁 9mo
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Kristelh
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March #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo list @TheAromaofBooks cancel #18 the orchard add Arab author.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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Kyndrill
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Pickpick

This was my first book by Naomi Novik, and wow! Wow! This was a unique interweaving of the stories of several characters, and I was particularly impressed with how different all of the the characters' voices were as she switched perspectives between them. A great winter read as this is still the view out my window.

julesG Nice view! 9mo
Kyndrill @julesG Thanks! I do love my view. I'll probably post more pictures as the seasons change :) 9mo
LitStephanie Beautiful view to read that book by! I liked this book, too. 9mo
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Kyndrill @LitStephanie It definitely helped me feel all the coldness described in the book😆 It‘s a great book, isn‘t it? 9mo
LitStephanie @Kyndrill I really found the portrayal of how the Jewish community is treated (obviously based on medieval Europe) interesting. 9mo
Kyndrill Yes, I loved that too… a similar story could have been told without that aspect but it gave everything about Miryem‘s story, family, and world so much more depth. 9mo
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Kyndrill
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Thanks for tagging me @RamsFan1963 and @BethM ! My first #Two4Tuesday, belatedly: 1. No, but I was lucky enough to get some chocolates!
2. I like a good friends to lovers premise when it‘s done well. Or just a good friendship story even if it stays platonic!

wanderinglynn I see you‘re in Hokkaido. I‘m in Okinawa! 👋🏻 10mo
Kyndrill @wanderinglynn Oh, wow! Opposite end, but very cool to find someone else in Japan! :D 10mo
wanderinglynn At some point, I want to visit Hokkaido. I have only been to Kyoto on the mainland. 10mo
Kyndrill @wanderinglynn I hope you get a chance to! Let me know and I will show you around. There are still a lot of places I haven't been in Hokkaido, but I live in Otaru which has a lot of lovely touristy spots. The winters are horribly long, but anytime from May to October is nice! I went to Okinawa once and enjoyed it a lot. 10mo
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Kyndrill
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Reading at a cafe—for the first time in I don‘t know when! I deactivated both my Facebook and Instagram today, as a sort of experiment. I want to be free of them. I want the space to think my own thoughts… and space to read books. This one is delicious.

robinb Welcome to Litsy! 😊 I‘ve been thinking about deactivating as well. Would love to hear how it goes for you. 10mo
llcoolnate they'll come a time when you don't miss them at all 👌🏻👌🏻 10mo
Kyndrill @robinb Oops, I just realized I hadn‘t written my reply _to_ you—still figuring out how Litsy works! Anyway thank you so much! I will keep you posted! I am a little worried that people will wonder if I blocked them as I didn‘t announce anything before deactivating, but I am so far feeling an enjoyable peace I‘d been missing. I hope to get better at directly communicating with people again. 10mo
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Kyndrill @llcoolnate Oops, I just realized I hadn‘t properly written my reply _to_ you! Anyway, it is going well so far! The only thing I miss is some of the groups I used to look at. But I am enjoying the freedom / extra time enough not to want to go back😊 10mo
BethM Welcome to the best spot on the internet! @Chrissyreadit has some helpful how to links in her bio. This place really is the greatest! 10mo
Chrissyreadit @Kyndrill welcome to Litsy! The link in my bio has tutorials about litsy other littens put together and @LitsyEvents can help keep you up to date with activities open to everyone on litsy. I just realized yesterday almost 1/2 of my IG feed was advertising- so I will be limiting my use by a bit. I do not go on FB anymore except for a rare communication- it is freeing. Litsy is just a small reading community and has been exactly right for me. 10mo
Chrissyreadit I hope you enjoy it here too! @BethM thanks for sharing the info ❤️ 10mo
Kyndrill @BethM Thank you!!☺️ Everyone is so nice here! 10mo
Kyndrill @Chrissyreadit Wow, thank you!! I will check out those tutorials. I followed @LitsyEvents too—what fun! Yeah I used to think that at least IG‘s ads are pretty pictures, but I just got tired of it. Litsy is pretty inspiring. I‘m not a fast reader, but this will help me to read more at least! 10mo
Chrissyreadit @Kyndrill I can only say that my TBR is completely out of control due to litsy. 10mo
Kyndrill @Chrissyreadit Oh my gosh mine will end up that way too😆 I‘ve already got a huge one on Goodreads, I‘d better move it over here! But for now I‘m hoping to read all the books I‘ve already bought but not read yet… 10mo
BethM Once you start doing swaps and book clubs kiss you TBR goodbye :) though honestly it‘s been the best to I go to happen to me. Now I have a whole community of reader friends when I had none! 10mo
Kyndrill @BethM Those look like so much fun😆 I‘m in Japan so unfortunately shipping costs a lot, but it seems people sometimes send snacks too? As long as they can get through customs I could send some pretty unique snacks🍫☺️ Or I could just participate during my next trip home to the States! 10mo
BethM There‘s usually an international component as we have littens everywhere. I think someone is in Japan too actually. Or used to be at least. @maich is a lovely overseas litten do you remember who is in Japan? 10mo
maich @BethM Not sure. I'm from Slovenia (Europe). 10mo
maich @BethM @wanderinglynn aren't you from Japan? 10mo
BethM See @maich figured you‘d remember bc you‘re a powerhouse international litten :) 10mo
Kyndrill @BethM Thank you for checking for me. It would be so fun to find someone else in Japan! 10mo
Kyndrill @maich Nice to meet you :) 10mo
maich @BethM yes I am😂 10mo
Nute I have a very tiny social media footprint, Corinna. It is pretty much only Litsy. That‘s okay with me because Litsy is preferred as it centers around my favorite pastime, reading. Everyone here is kind, thoughtful and considerate. The conversations start off about books, but many of them evolve into friendships. I‘m so excited to become acquainted with you.🤗 9mo
Kyndrill @Nute Thank you so much! Seeing everyone's posts here is inspiring! I used to love reading but I feel like social media turned me into someone with a short attention span--well, giving it up actually has shown me I can still get absorbed in a good book. I'm so happy to finally get to books I've stocked up on :D I'm so happy to meet you, too😊 9mo
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LitStephanie
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is written in first person narrative through several character's eyes, which is jarring at first but doesn't get too confusing. A young Jewish woman trying to keep her family fed while dealing with medieval Europe style BS prejudices inadvertently makes a deal with the murderous king of a magic kingdom and learns to turn silver into gold. Meanwhile, a rich woman is forced to marry a literal monster. They forge an alliance.

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LitStephanie
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"But the world I wanted wasn't the world I lived in, and if I would do nothing until I could repair every terrible thing at once, I would do nothing forever." Really liking this story about divided loyalties and powerful women having to decide what they will inflict on others to protect themselves, their loved ones, their communities, and their country.

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MadelineMcCrae
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I‘m a little bit miffed this book was so long and yet one of the main storylines felt unfinished. However, I was also very impressed. It‘s a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin from multiple, well developed perspectives. It also critiques the antisemitism behind the original fairytale, while also sprinkling original details into her own plot. I‘ll definitely be reading more of Novik‘s work.

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ShyBookOwl
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1. Spinning Silver!! 🖤🤍
2. No goals this year. I'm just gonna wait and see what 2022 throws at me, and roll with it.
3. Today, I am grateful for working from home. It's SO COLD out there.

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs There are some great things about working from home 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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HollyBolly
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#12booksof2021 #February Spinning Silver was my first new favorite of 2021 and I am currently rereading it! This one was so good and I am noticing even more the second time around.

Nessavamusic Great book! 11mo
Butterfinger It was one of my favorites this year too. 11mo
LitStephanie I have been meaning to read this since I read and loved Uprooted. Thanks for the reminder! 11mo
HollyBolly @LitStephanie No problem! Uprooted is great too. Personally I like Spinning Silver better, but I will definitely dive into Naomi Novik more. 11mo
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j9brown
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Pickpick

Omg I loved this 🤗🤗🤗

Centique I loved this too. So well done 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this. (Because I didn't like Uprooted.) 12mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “The real story isn‘t half as pretty as the one you‘ve heard.”

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catsuit_mango
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Finished a James Bond with the first tea of the morning... And now for something completely different ;) #bookandtea

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robinb
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This one is a pick with some issues. It was slow until halfway in and repetitive in parts. I felt it was too drawn out (too much filler in spots). The cold and despair was almost TOO relentless. But I loved the strong heroines who took matters into their own hands. For me, the men/monsters were not satisfactorily redeemed for their heroines with an ending that seemed rushed in comparison to the rest of the book. I enjoyed Uprooted more. This ⬇️

robinb was just an OK for me. 3.75/5⭐️ This was my October #BookSpin. @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 14mo
TheAromaofBooks It's like you read my mind on this one! I felt the exact same way both about the unrelenting drudgery and despair AND the romantic conclusions. I would have really liked the beginning half to be a lot shorter and to get more scenes with the women actually communicating with the men - especially the one who is in the ice kingdom, like we get NO relationship development there when there is so much to explore! There was a lot I liked here, but I ⬇ 14mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) preferred the warmth and overall more hopeful feeling of Uprooted. 14mo
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robinb @TheAromaofBooks That's it in a nutshell. :) 14mo
ScientistSam I loved this one, mostly because of the spot-on depiction of the Jewish protagonist. 13mo
robinb @ScientistSam I did enjoy most of it and really loved the strength and tenacity of the heroine. 😊 13mo
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robinb
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Currently reading (and my #BookSpin). I‘ve had this on my TBR since I read Uprooted and loved it. I‘m about halfway through, and although I‘ve found it a little slow in parts, it‘s beginning to pick up and am now fully engaged. 😊

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Zuhkeeyah
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Forgot to post my #bookspinbingo card! Here it is in all its glory. I‘m excited about my spins this month because they‘re books I started months ago, really liked, then never finished. I have no doubt I got distracted by a shiny new read. Anyway, this is a great incentive to finally complete them. Wish me luck!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 1y
Nute Good luck!🍀 13mo
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Kaarin
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This one was such a surprise. Not my usual genre but I heard such great reviews that I had to try. Wonderful world building with strong female characters.

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InkedBookworm13
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Updated tracker for #fairytalereadingchallenge

I read spinning silver for Rumpelstiltskin. I tried twice to read Nottingham but I couldn't get into it so I'll be finding another book for Robin Hood.

LiteraryinLawrence This is gorgeous! 1y
Hooked_on_books Wow, so pretty! 😍 1y
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Zuhkeeyah
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Ready for September #bookspin! As a #borrownotbuy reader, sometimes it‘s a challenge to have access to the books on my list. This month will be when a lot of my holds finally become available and I cannot wait to get to some long awaited reads.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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nitalibrarian
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I ❤️ this book so much. The ebook is only $2.99 today.

TheBookHippie I love it too!!! 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Such rich, and fantastical world building. A slavic fairytale retelling, with a nod to Rumplestiltskin. #FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

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KatieDid927
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I kinda loved it! Some parts were a little drawn out, and I have a minor gripe with part of the ending that I‘d willingly debate with other lovers of the book. I really enjoyed the characters. I‘m also a sucker for Russian mythology and some of the other themes and aesthetics the author chose. A very solid 4.5 ⭐️ #FairyTaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

j9brown Oooo this has been on my list for a while, I loved Uprooted, though, 2y
KatieDid927 @j9brown I can add it to your stack! 2y
j9brown @KatieDid927 Oh no, I've got a copy, I just haven't read it yet. But thanks! It looks like I also didn't finish typing my thought, but whatever it was it's lost now, oops! 🤪 Should I add Uprooted to your stack? 2y
KatieDid927 @j9brown Nah I‘ve got a copy of that one too haha. I found a used paperback at the Strand kiosk in Times Square awhile ago. 2y
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JessClark78
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Day 8 #AwesomeApril #Readathon

Only read for an hour yesterday. Started Spinning Silver for the #FairytaleReadingChallenge.

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🎉🥳😊 Thanks for playing long. 2y
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Butterfinger
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I liked it. It is definitely a pick, but I am aggravated with some aspects.

I enjoyed the two monsters being beaten by young, stubborn, plain women with their wit. I liked the Russian customs. I want to sleep on a bed above a stove.

I didn't like how the Staryk king argued. It was as if it was in code and I couldn't extract the meaning. And where was Mirnatius's and Irina's happy ending? Just a look of adoration. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

Butterfinger #FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann I really do enjoy this challenge. Thank you. 2y
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CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 this 2y
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2y
Allylu This was such a long book and there was so much happening. 2y
Charityann Nice, this one is on my TBR.😊 2y
Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit what about this one? Rumpelstiltskin retelling. It was long, but very good. 2y
Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger I really enjoyed this book. I like some of the other titles you recommended and may go with one of them. 2y
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Allylu
Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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This retelling of Rumplestiltskin seemed quite long as I listened to it, but I felt as though someone was weaving a fairytale story as I sat nearby. I loved the voices. There were 3 stories woven together so well that there was only one place where I said, “Ooh! I know what going to happen with that!” I really, really liked this story. A classic. #100YEARS100BOOKS #54 #BookSpinBingo #8 #BFC21 #BOOKED2021 #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE #YApril #AwesomeApril

Cinfhen Yay!!! SO MANY challenges covered 🙌🏻💕 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Andrew65 A good book, well done 👏👏👏 2y
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