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The City of Dreaming Books
The City of Dreaming Books | Walter Moers
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
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bookishbitch
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According to my fb memories, I found this gem 10 years ago. It is still in my top 5 of favorite books. It is whimsical to be sure, but it is also a love letter to the book obsessed. I even made a friend of mine, who also read the book, a stuffed Bookling. (The character on the cover.) Highly recommend this one. (It does get dark and scary near the end for anyone considering this for their kiddos.)

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reading.rainb0w
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I have never been more excited to read anything, EVER!! I came across this randomly on Scribd/Everand as an ebook. Once I read the first couple of pages and saw the artwork, I knew I had to find a physical copy ASAP. MelCat for the win. 💪🏽

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to tie up my laces and embark on this journey. 👟

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HiMyNames_Alyssa
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I have never been so happy to have stumbled upon a book by accident. This book is now one of my all time favorites. It made me laugh, cry, start with surprise, sigh with relief. I didnt want it to end. Whimsical fantasy. Lemony Snicket meets Tolkein with a dash of Dr. Seuss. I cannot give it enough praise. I imagine I will re-read this until it falls apart.

diovival Yes! I loved this book too 🥰 9mo
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HiMyNames_Alyssa
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'Reading is an intelligent way of not having to think'

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HiMyNames_Alyssa
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I'm saying goodbye to the forest for now. But I'm taking all it's advice with me ❤️ until next time, PNW.

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HiMyNames_Alyssa
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Enjoyed almost a whole day of reading in the woods. Didn't see a single other person near our camp site. Had to do some exploring at the nearby creek, of course, but got through a lot of this delightful book the rest of the time. Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

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HiMyNames_Alyssa
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Stumbled on this at my local book shop. I haven't heard of it before. I think its going to come with me while we go hiking and camping in the PNW for the next couple weeks 🥰

DivineDiana It has the “magic word”in the title! 📚😂📚 12mo
HiMyNames_Alyssa So I, obviously, couldn't leave it behind! 😆 12mo
sebrittainclark I love this book 12mo
HiMyNames_Alyssa I'm very much looking forward to it with all the great reviews! 12mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Somewhere between quirky fantasy and gothic/medieval horror. Having hopped from the first to the fourth in this series, it's intriguing to see the evolution, or difference, in style, both in the writing and illustrations. First had a Roald Dahl/Shel Silverstein look, this one is darker, more detailed, woodcut-like sketches. I believe the first is billed as YA, and this one isn't, which the body horror alone would account for! 1/?

Robotswithpersonality I loved Booklings, all the book lore, and found the ending moving and fulfilling. The story got more violent and more tragic than I expected, but it was also an incredible adventure on a beloved theme. 2/3 13mo
Robotswithpersonality ⚠️ Similar to the first book in this series, still published nearly 20 years ago, it lacks sensitivity on a number of fronts: rampant fatphobia, pretty casual with mentions of suicide, depiction of one villain felt like a harmful stereotype 13mo
Robotswithpersonality P.S. Kudos to the English translator because a book so focused on words, and often making up new ones must have been a unique challenge to represent faithfully 13mo
julesG Especially like your last comment. It's always tricky to translate a book, but this must have been double tricky. Glad you liked it 13mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Sass! 💅🏻And self-burn! 🔥

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Robotswithpersonality
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"demanding literature" and reading comprehension: it's a process! ?

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Robotswithpersonality
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Proto- ChatGPT?

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Robotswithpersonality
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Marvelous imagery! 🥰📚

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Robotswithpersonality
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Tusk-mounted monocle! 🧐👌🏻Love it.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Shades of the Hell's Library series....I love book lore.

diovival I love this book so much ♥️ 13mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Books and dinosaurs. BOOKS and DINOSAURS! This is the BEST thing. 🦕🦖📚

MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward These are DELIGHTFUL 😍 13mo
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scottcheatham
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I just picked this up for my Kindle. Amazon had it for $1.99. Have any of my friends here read books in this series?

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K.M.-Forester
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This book was full of imagination and twists and turns. I absolutely loved it 🥰. I felt like I was a kid falling in love with reading all over again. What an ending! Definitely is one of my favorite books now. Already ordered the next book that connects to this one!

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K.M.-Forester
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The illustrations in this book are too cute. I love the ‘fearsome‘ booklings. Tea and a good book is the best way to spend a day don‘t you think?

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K.M.-Forester
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Went on a long walk with the family and of course my book came along 📚❤️☀️ my pup got very dirty 🤦🏽‍♀️ Also thank you all for the welcomes, I feel the love 💕 #naturewalks #familytime #welcometolitsy

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K.M.-Forester
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What a beautiful day. Time for a brain break after an exam #bliss

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K.M.-Forester
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Perfect day to read outside 😍☀️ #sunnydays #bookaddict #thecityofdreamingbooks

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K.M.-Forester
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Seems like Optimus and I had the same idea for a snack and a good read ☕️🥮 #cityofdreamingbooks #cozyreads

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K.M.-Forester
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1. The City of Dreaming Books by Water Moers
2. Audiobooks
3. Dracula by Bram Stoker

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bookishbitch
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Still one of my all time favorite books. A true book lovers book. Trust me on this. Even if the main character is a 300 year old dinosaur. Superb writing. I really need to check out some of his other books.

Heideschrampf The first (13,5 lives...) was by far the best. The others were still lovely but just repeats 3y
MariaW I‘ve read all of the books of Walter Moers, every single one of them is one of a kind. 😊 3y
bookishbitch @Heideschrampf Thanks for the recommendation! @MariaW I'm glad to hear that. 3y
amber_ldsmom The Alchemaster‘s Apprentice is the BEST! 3y
bookishbitch @amber_ldsmom I will check that one out. Thanks! 3y
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MeganAnn
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#currentlyreading this imaginative #LGPOG pick. I haven‘t had much reading time lately so it‘s slow going, but quite good.

I love the illustrations, all the bookish references, the whimsical characters. Hoping to get a little more reading in tonight and tomorrow so I can finish it.

Bookworm83 I‘m so glad you are enjoying it! ❤️ 5y
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Squidapus
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This was...y'know, alright. The language and prose were fantastical and whimsical and fun to read...but the actual narrative could've been 100 pages and with a main character who didn't just watch everyone else do everything. Squidapus is not a fan of writing a narrative tale where 80% of your focus is world-building history and lists like it's a Fantasy Wikipedia article. In the end he still liked the book but he often waited for plot to show up

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Squidapus
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Some pretty good advice in here

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JSW
City of Dreaming Books | Walter Moers
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A booklover‘s dream. Powell‘s Books on Christmas!!

LauraBeth 🙀 6y
readordierachel 😍😍 6y
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LittleBug
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Moers‘ language is rich and imaginative, sometimes with an almost formal feel to it, but simultaneously playful, almost whimsical.
Although many people may read this as an amazing, fantastical story, to me it was about the adventure that‘s reading. About the dangers and pitfalls, joys and surprises, excitement and anticipation.
Either way, an absolute joy to read!
@Tahoe Thanks for the recommendation!!😘
(Image from robots-and-dragons.de)

SilversReviews Love this photo. 6y
LittleBug @SilversReviews the book is full of drawings like this😊 absolutely adorable ☺️ 6y
SilversReviews @LittleBug Thanks for sharing. 6y
Nute Fabulous review! I wanted to read this book at one time and then I thought it wasn‘t for me, but now I‘m reconsidering because of this review. Thanks for sharing! 6y
LittleBug @Nute It‘s good fun! I read it in the original language though and I have no idea how good this translates... 6y
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LittleBug
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Do you do this too? Whenever I‘m eating alone, I‘ll read a book while eating.😊 Two of my favourite activities combined😜

wanderinglynn Yep! A good book is the best way to enjoy a meal! 👍🏻👍🏻 6y
Tahoe Me too^^ 6y
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LittleBug
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Hot chocolate and a book, what more can I ask for🤩🤩🤩

Tahoe Yeeees! You're reading it! 6y
LittleBug @Tahoe yep yep!!😊 6y
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LittleBug
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#SisforSeptember Day 30: #Skinny

Well, I‘m not skinny and my books are never skinny, so here‘s my next, not #skinny read😜

RavenLovelyReads 😂😂😂 6y
Sarah83 I still have to read this one 🙄 6y
Tahoe Oh you should! Its fantastic! First it takes a little time to get going but then you can't take responsibility for your reading habits anymore. It's the authors fault xD 6y
LittleBug @Tahoe 😆😆😆 6y
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aimelou26
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~ Dancelot Wordwright

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aimelou26
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Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy! 6y
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BarbaraJean
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Mini #bookhaul from this weekend‘s fire sale at my favorite local used book store. I was good... I put three back! But these three came home with me. And they‘re basically all #blameitonlitsy picks. 😊📚

PickwickPlockPlock That english City of Dreaming Books edition looks so slim compared to the german one 😱 6y
BarbaraJean @PickwickPlockPlock I‘m so curious what the German edition looks like! This one is a large format paperback, and about 450 pages, so it‘s deceptively slim! 6y
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PickwickPlockPlock
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I bought this #fantasy book purely for its cover, but I didn't regret it. The title means The City of Dreaming Books. That little guy is a Buchling (bookling). Walter Moers' Zamonia books are full of strange creatures.

#litsyclassics @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81

GatheringBooks i 💙 zamonia! i think i read all of walter moers‘ novels translated in english. 🧚🏼‍♀️📚😍 6y
swynn Another Zamonia fan here! 6y
PickwickPlockPlock @GatheringBooks @swynn Zamonia is special 😃. It must have been a real challenge to translate into English. 6y
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Centique A Buchling sounds pretty cool! I will look for a translation of this 😍 6y
PickwickPlockPlock @Centique I've got to warn you, though, his books are really strange 😄 6y
Centique @PickwickPlockPlock that‘s ok - I like a bit of strange! 6y
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Owlizabeth
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A huge thank you to @Bookworm83 and @LitsyGoesPostalOG for bringing this book into my life!! It was a slow burn for me, but once I got into the story it was a rollicking good time!! Lots of bookish fun, and some great notes and coloring from my fellow #LGPOG members!! I‘m loving this endeavor, friends!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Bookworm83 Yay!! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it ❤️ I can‘t wait to see all the coloring 😍 6y
yourfavouritemixtape Oh I loved this so much! 6y
Eyelit Loved that one! And it was a slow burn for me too 😄 (edited) 6y
LazyDays Ive been waiting to read this one!💜 I read Rumor frist by mistake😊 which was very confusing but i meet going👏 6y
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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 2: The Zamonia series is the quintessential #BooksAboutBooks - the German author, Walter Moers, is endlessly entertaining. He is so unbelievably talented that he even illustrates his own tomes. I read all of the five books here - practically all his novels translated in English. If you haven‘t read any of his books yet, and you are a certifiable bibliophile, you need to find him stat!

TorieStorieS These books are great!!! 😍😍😍 6y
Crystalblu I was halfway through City of Dreaming Books when somehow I lost it 😩 I must get a new copy! 6y
BookishMe I have yet to finish the first book... So whimsical! 6y
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SammyWeasley
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Eines der schönsten Bücher die ich gelesen habe. Nicht nur die Geschichte, sondern auch Walter Moers' Schreibstil sind einfach anders, aber auf eine gute Art und Weise. Es hat mich von Anfang an gefesselt und unterhalten. Ich kann das Buch jedem empfehlen, der gerne Bücher der Phantastik liest.

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Owlizabeth
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Just got my latest #LGPOG book and I‘ve never even heard of this one. @Bookworm83 I can‘t wait to dive in, it sounds right in my wheelhouse!!

Bookworm83 I hope you like it! It‘s bookish fun 😃 6y
Chelleo Love that cover! 😍 6y
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Heywhatsup
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Let's be honest, dear readers: I lay down at full length.

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Heywhatsup
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It is certainly the most brilliant sentence any writer has ever devised. It runs: 'This is where my story begins.'

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Cupofjo
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I am hating how busy reality can be, and how it‘s interfering with my reading... it is taking me a lot longer to get through this wonderful book, and every time I have to put it down I get sad

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Cupofjo
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This book has had a slow grip on me since I started, slowly drawing me in... until today; the grip tightened and I officially want to put life on hold and read until I‘m finished... (And I‘m not even half way through yet)

Bookworm83 This makes my whole day! I‘m so glad you are enjoying it! 😊 7y
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Cupofjo
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I love Saturday mornings. Wishing I could do this all day!

RealLifeReading Nice title! 7y
Lola I really liked this one. Enjoy! 7y
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Cupofjo
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Starting this one tonight @Bookworm83 you have great handwriting! #catsoflitsy #smores

Bookworm83 Why thank you! I hope you enjoy the book 💕 7y
DebinHawaii 🐱❤️ 7y
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LukkiAnn
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✅book about books
✅with pictures
✅adventures
✅mystery
✅ page-turner
✅ cute creatures
❗️for adults ❗️
And your Litsy fellow allowed you to color it❤️
How else to describe this OMG book I do not know🙀
I have swollen 500 pages in 5 days 🤤

Bookworm83 Oooh!!! Coloring the book...what an excellent idea!! I can‘t wait to get this back and see it everyone‘s additions ❤️ I‘m so glad you liked it! (edited) 7y
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Eyelit
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So far, #harvey has just meant reading and cat napping for me and the adorkable duo... but my heart is going out to my fellow Texans more adversely affected by the storm. Stay safe and take care, y'all.

#catsoflitsy #caturday

MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻😻 7y
CoffeeCatsBooks They could be twins to my Kitcat! 😻😻 7y
Sace This is like an Escher print. 😊 7y
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JazzFeathers 😍😻😻😻 7y
Liatrek I have that Tardis blanket😊Kitty comfort in space. 7y
maich So sweet😻😻😻 7y
Bette Lovely kits...stay safe and dry. 🐱💙🐱💙 7y
Jinjer Look at them!!!! 7y
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Usagi
City of Dreaming Books | Walter Moers
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Rare book room at Powells!!!! \(^o^)/

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Eyelit
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I'm planning to seriously make an effort to get back on track on all the reading challenges I committed myself to at the beginning of the year. These 5 will be a start. 😁 #julymostanticipated #jubilantjuly

Jess_Read_This ❤️Persephone Books❤️😍 7y
Jinjer 🏆🏆🏆 7y
diovival I am so pumped you plan to read the tagged book this month! 🙌 7y
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Beachesnbooks The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is soooo good! One of my favorites. Hope you enjoy! 7y
RealBooks4ever Nice stack! 💜 7y
Eyelit @diovival I'm excited too! It's the book @liberty recommended to me when she did that recommendation spree. I finally have the opportunity to read it 😄 7y
Eyelit @Beachesnbooks I've heard so many good things about long way... I'm def looking forward to it! 7y
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