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Strange the Dreamer
Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
A breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor Strange the Dreamer is the story of: the aftermath of a war between gods and men.a mysterious city stripped of its name.a mythic hero with blood on his hands.a young librarian with a singular dream.a girl every bit as dangerous as she is in danger.alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage. Welcome to Weep.
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Foragingfantasy
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I‘m loving this book!

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GraveyardNeko
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julesG
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This was so good. So Laini Taylor, whimsical and vast, fantastical and satisfying.

I'm going to pluck book 2 off the shelf as soon as I can shift #GhostCat.

julesG Couldn't finish this morning. So the other side of the cover happened now. Meanwhile, 12 hours for #24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks I loved this book so much! 3w
julesG This book will be used for a #BBRC prompt. @LibrarianRyan @LapReader 3w
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Andrew65 12 hours is a great time. Well done. 👏👏👏 3w
Leftcoastzen 😻❤️ 3w
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3w
valeriegeary So snuggly! 3w
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julesG
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Only 52 pages left. Kids still asleep. See you on the other side of the cover. 😀

#24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

9.5 hours so far

Andrew65 Going well, keep gong. 😊 3w
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julesG
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"Good people do all the things bad people do, Lazlo. It's just that when they do them, they call it justice."

#24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Friday about 5 hours - tagged book, Six of Crows (German edition), Fall, Or Dodge In Hell
Saturday 2 hours so far - tagged book on audio

Andrew65 Great start so far, not got going yet today. 👍 3w
julesG @Andrew65 I started early and repeated a few chapters on audio while doing yoga and "meditating" on the acupuncture mat. 3w
TheReadingMermaid You're doing great sweetie! 3w
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julesG
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Wanted to knit. Started a pair of leg warmers. Went back to reading and listening to the tagged book.
Started packing a parcel for a friend, made coffee and did some more reading.
Now I'm thinking of either reading some more or winding more yarn cakes, because I am suffering from a serious case of Starteritis (the urge to start a new project, or twenty).

Sometimes all the possibilities are overwhelming. 😜

Caroline2 Starteritus!!!! I have a serious case of that too! 😆 3w
julesG @Caroline2 If only I ever suffered from finisheritis. Lots of nearly done projects lying around, alas, I'll only finish them when I need the knitting needles they are sitting on. 3w
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IamIamIam We're the complete opposite today! I'm trying my hardest to avoid doing anything!!! 3w
4thhouseontheleft Count me in as a starteritis sufferer. 😂 3w
julesG @IamIamIam Guess I'm just restless from resting too much yesterday. 3w
julesG @4thhouseontheleft There are worse things to suffer from. 😀 3w
Allylu Yes! I keep telling myself, “You can‘t start that yet - you aren‘t done with this!” But I keep dreaming... 3w
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julesG
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Well, look who is slightly annoyed at my reading a physical book and parking it in her cozy spot. She's perched on my knees and I'm sure the claws will come out momentarily.

#GhostCat #catsoflitsy

I've fallen into this story. Have been sitting out here on the balcony and only now noticed that it's 7.30pm and getting dark already.

reading_rainbow i can‘t wait to read this, i love her writing 3w
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julesG
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The Dream chooses the Dreamer... 😀

I'm adding: the book chooses the reader.
I'm glad I've waited to read this book for so long. Right now I could, and actually can, dive into it. I've used the Audible test month to get the #audiobook, too. So, it's immersion reading for me.

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Insightsintobooks
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#7days7covers

Day 3

I tag anyone who wants to play.

Klou I do love this cover! 1mo
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AC4ever17
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Day 1- #7days7covers #covercrush Post a cover you love each day for seven days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day. Not sure who I should tag because i don‘t know who hasn‘t done this tag yet.

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

Post covers you love for 7 days, no explaining. Tag someone new each day.

@SamHeartCoffee Have you been tagged?
Thanks for the tag @zezeki

mcipher This is such a good cover for that book!! ❤️ 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @mcipher Yes, once I saw the U.K. cover I had to have it! The sequel is really beautiful too although I also have the US edition of that one. 1mo
SamHeartCoffee Hi! This cover is so pretty! Thanks for the tag.... I will post later today! 1mo
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SauerPatch
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Day 3

#7covers7days #CoverCrush

I know we‘re not supposed to comment, but I gotta say, I‘ve considered getting this one as a tattoo because 😍

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stephothebesto
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7 days 7 covers no explanation. Day 1

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zezeki
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#7days7covers #covercrush
Day 1

Posting covers I love for 7 days, no explanation. Tagging someone new to play each day.

@ladym30 would you be interested?

Nute Very pretty cover! 1mo
ladym30 Thanks for the tag❤️but I am unable to. 1mo
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julesG
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squirrelbrain Love the blue! 1mo
julesG @squirrelbrain The sister book, sequel, is equally stunning. I might show it off tomorrow. 😁 1mo
Tanisha_A 😍 very pretty! 1mo
Kalalalatja Love this cover! 1mo
EadieB @Jules Beautiful cover! 1mo
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BookishBelle
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#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

1. Tagged
2. Teleportation or flying. It would make travel so much easier!
3. Sagittarius ♐️
4. Mow the yard and go to my bf‘s friend‘s ‘Yay! I finally quit my crappy job!‘ party.
5. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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Karisa
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#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

📕 Strange the Dreamer because Laini Taylor is a goddess
🦸🏽‍♀️ Pause time, please.
🦀 Cancer ☮❤😃
⚽️ Soccer, but not by choice *sigh*
💗 Tagging @kindergartenkat because I'm missing my Litsy doppelganger. 😊

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vkois88
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The world and character building in this book are insane. Idk why it's taken me so long to read Laini Taylor, but I have finished two of her books in as many weeks and I'm REALLY liking them! 4🌟

Also, book #2 completed for the #DisneyReadathon.

AnneFindsJoy YES! I adored this duology! And totally agree with you on the characters and world building . This series was a dreamlike experience! Daughter of Smoke & Bone is next for me! 2mo
violabrain I am not a fantasy person at all because I usually find world building to be incredibly irritating, but I absolutely loved these two books! 2mo
rachelsbrittain LOVE Laini Taylor!! 2mo
vkois88 @violabrain it's been my goal this year to branch out and get more comfortable reading YA Fantasy, and I have encountered so many awesome books I was missing out on! I am definitely putting Muse of Nightmares on hold immediately. @rachelsbrittain she's incredible! I was following her on IG, I just hadn't picked anything up yet. So glad I did! @anne 2mo
vkois88 @annefindsjoy I finished Daughter of Smoke & Bone last week and really liked it as well!! I can't wait to finish both series... so amazing 😍😍😍 2mo
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EastWind76
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A beautifully written book with an unusual premise and complex cast of characters. Five stars!

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zezeki
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I'm loving these covers a lot!! Seeing how much Litsy love these books received I hope they won't stay on my neverending TBR pile for long! 🙈🙈📓📚📒🌞🌊

violabrain I loved these books! 3mo
gibblr I listened on audio (which I highly recommend) but I also have multiple copies of each because I loved them. 3mo
Jen_Reads I‘ve been debating on reading Strange the Dreamer for so long 3mo
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Scash1114
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This is one of the LOVLIEST books i‘ve ever read. So dreammmy ❤️❤️🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My hold finally came in!!

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That was fun—miss this world!❤️

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thecurlybookworm
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My first chunk of #24in48! Done while running this morning.

I find audiobooks really helpful on long runs, to distract me from any discomfort & to give my brain something to focus on. This wasn‘t a super long long run, but it is extremely humid & got quite hot as my run when on.

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BooknerdsLife
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Starting this one today since I saw #MuseOfNightmare (the 2nd book of the series) on sale yesterday, & l couldn‘t resist that beautiful sprayed edge! 😍❤️ I usually take off the jacket when reading a hardcover, that‘s why I made that changeable bookcover last night, so I won‘t ruin the spine 😅
Do you read with or without the book jacket?
#Currentread #newbook #bookhaul #TBR #bookworm #bibliophile #bookspine #Fantasy #whimsical

PaperbackPirate Without - I don‘t want to ruin it & sometimes have trouble keeping them on anyway. 3mo
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The hype

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thecurlybookworm
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I own two copies of this—the audiobook (free from Libro.fm for the 2018 Independent Bookstore Day) and the hardcover (I can‘t remember from where or when or how I got this copy but I know was after I got the audio). I‘m loving the audiobook—great narrator! great writing!—but it‘s a lot. It‘s long, and complex, and I feel like I‘m missing small things. I think I‘ll need to reread the (physical) book before I want to start Muse of Nightmares!

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NHLibrarian
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Started this book yesterday and I‘m really loving it! But the weather was also perfect, so being on the lake was a must.
☀️🛶🌳

Hoopiefoot Beautiful! 3mo
NHLibrarian @Hoopiefoot Days like yesterday really help make up for enduring March weather 😆 3mo
Suet624 Good for you!!!! 3mo
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I love to multitask so my new thing is knitting while reading. I can‘t just do one thing at a time; I always knit when I watch TV or listen to podcasts while I do anything else, including letter writing. Do all the things!

julesG 😀 #audioknitting is a wonderful thing to do. 4mo
fenchxrch @julesG It‘s the best of both worlds! 4mo
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“He had loved the library, and had felt, as a boy, as though it had a kind of sentience, and perhaps loved him back. But even if it was just walls and a roof with papers inside, it had bewitched him, and drawn him in, and given him everything he needed to become himself.”

This book is about stories, gods, and a lost city. Prepare to have you heart broken! Laini Taylor always does that to you but you won‘t care because she writes so beautifully.

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My in-laws watched my 3 year old last night and let him stay up past midnight 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
After the 2 hour fight to get my poor overtired toddler to sleep tonight, I‘m too fried to focus on a book or even tv. Sleep timer set, and the beautiful words of Laini Taylor, and voice of Steve West, are going to lull me to sleep... this is becoming my go-to relaxation method at bedtime.

TheBookKeepers Omg I would be so pissed! 😬 that‘s the worst! Hang in there mama!!! 4mo
Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers yeah, I‘m not happy with them... my MIL wouldn‘t admit it to me, just that he was up late. She let it slip to my husband though that they had his cousins over until midnight and Lane was up playing the whole time. I‘ve asked her sooooo many times to respect bedtime... 4mo
Hazel0303 I don‘t even know how I could handle that situation. 4mo
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TheBookKeepers 😤😡 I‘d be fuming! Bedtimes are more important to me than my hubs but he supports my deadlines lol. I tell him they are not only for our son but also for MY sanity! Therefore bedtime routines and schedules are sacred in my house! It‘s like, you don‘t wanna feel stressed letting him go stay at his grandmas but now I bet it will be hard to trust them to stick to your routine. At least u got him to bed tonight! Worst part is over 🎉 4mo
sprainedbrain Steve West 😍😍😍 4mo
Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers I‘m honestly pretty laid back- we have a routine at home but if they get him to bed within an hour of his bedtime, I‘m happy. Four hours later is unacceptable... my MIL doesn‘t listen, so I think we‘re going to have to stop doing sleepovers for awhile 4mo
Tamra What??? That is totally zero common sense. 4mo
julesG What-the-What? Why is it always the MILs? I mean, they clearly brought up at least one child, too. They should know that bedtime is bedtime and very important. Also, Steve West? (we need an emoji with hearts for ears) I'll have to get the audiobook now and do immersion reading. 4mo
julesG @sprainedbrain He reads Why we sleep. Never has a non-fiction book been so easy to listen to. 4mo
Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers @Hazel0303 @Tamra @julesG Thanks for the sympathetic ears, everyone! 4mo
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"Stolen name, stolen sky. Stolen children, stolen years. What had the Mesarthim been, Lazlo thought, but thieves on an epic scale."

Lets just say i am team Laini Taylor till i die.

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cookreadsleep
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I really enjoyed listening to this book. The author‘s world building and character creation are excellent. At no time was i confused about what was happening or why. My only issues with the book are 1) that there is a lot of romance as the book goes on and 2) it ends on a cliffhanger, so it is not complete unto itself. But i look forward to continuing the journey.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Maybe I should try the audiobook, bc I got about 200+ pages into physical copy and lost interest, have tried to go back, but can‘t 4mo
cookreadsleep The narrator was excellent. 4mo
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So this book started off slow for me, but by the end, I actually really enjoyed this one. The standoff between humans and gods while both feeling the effects of otherness became an interesting concept for me. Already have a hold on the next book.

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First time in my life I have to DNF a book.
I'm really disappointed because everyone seemed to love this serie but the writing and story isn't for me.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Yeah, I just don‘t get the hype. 5mo
Lindsbooklover93 I didn't like it either. 😂 5mo
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I have the hardest time to read this book. I don't like it so far. I know it's an unpopular opinion but 🤷‍♀️

Does it get better?
Did anyone else struggle at the beginning of this book?

JanuarieTimewalker13 You‘re not alone. I stalled on p280 months and months ago....it bored me to tears, so slow. And I had already purchased Muse of Nightmares bc the editions are gorgeous. I‘m going to try again, one day. 5mo
MartinaLove @JanuarieTimewalker13 I think I'm going to return it to the library. I'm a little disappointed because everyone seem to love this serie but the story isn't for me. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved the writing style and I liked Lazlo Strange, but just way too slow. I actually tried to pick it back up after I read your initial post, read a couple of pages, and gave up. 5mo
MartinaLove @JanuarieTimewalker13 I agree, the story is really slow. 5mo
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Passive aggressive level: Master.

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HeatherBlue
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Loving this book 💙

Reviewsbylola Beautiful towel! 5mo
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One of my favorite books the reread. . . Laini Taylor‘s book worlds are the places I most wish I could live.

Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! Check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for tips. I look forward to reading more of your posts. 5mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
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jetmarvel Thank you @Lynnsoprano @LitsyWelcomeWagon @RaimeyGallant! It‘s only been a day, but I already love Litsy and can‘t wait to get to know more of the community :) 5mo
RaimeyGallant See my latest post for ideas about that. 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 5mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
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Booksarelifeaddict
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I‘m on Chapter 16 of this book! And I can‘t connect with the story or characters! Has anyone read this book does it get better? What are your thoughts?

Cherzy77 I‘m currently working my way through this one. Did you finish it, and if so, what were your thoughts? 5mo
Booksarelifeaddict No I didn‘t finish it I made it a little over chapter 16 and just couldn‘t do it! I might pick it back up again! What are your thoughts on it so far? 5mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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This book is brilliant. Laini Taylor is a master storyteller. The characters are well written with a mix of the heroic, damaged and villainous. I didn't want to put this book down as the story swept me away. With a sucker punch ending I'm so glad I have the second book on my TBR pile

#5StarReview #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Fantasy #YA #FavBookOf2019SoFar #Epic #SpringReads #GetReading #NextPlease #Duology #Gods #Monsters #FairyTales

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So Sunday plans are tea and reading, I haven't stopped sneezing since I woke up...just hoping it's hayfever and not the lurgie🤧.

I'm really getting into this story, it has some great characters and a promising mystery adventure with monsters & gods a plenty.

#SundaysAreMadeForReading #ReadingDay #Reading #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Books #BookNerd #TooManyBooksNotEnoughTime #WishingFor3DayWknds #Fantasy #Tea #Sneeze #SpringReads #SpringSunshine

Crazeedi Feel better!❤ 5mo
JaneyWaneyB Thank you @Crazeedi 😊 5mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better! 5mo
JaneyWaneyB Thank you @cobwebmoth 😊 5mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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"Lazlo couldn't have belonged at the library more truly if he were a book himself."

Love this passage introducing the adult Lazlo and his love of books

#Quotes #BookLovers #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #ReadingCommuter #BookDreams #Dreamer #NoseInABook #SpringReads #YA #Fantasy