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The Priory of the Orange Tree
The Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon
From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons--and the women who must lead the fight to save it. A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tan has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
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BridgetteM
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Bailedbailed

This might be an #unpopularopinion but I DNF‘d The Priory of the Orange Tree. I got 40% of the way through the 900+ page book and still had no idea what the titular organization even was. Plus I really didn‘t have much connection to the main characters. Life is too short to stick with a book I don‘t enjoy, so I bailed.

Bookwormjillk I‘m about to bail on this too 1d
BridgetteM Glad I‘m not the only one who struggled with this one, @Bookwormjillk. I really wanted to like it, too. 1d
Maude I bailed too, I was having a hard time making myself even pick it up and read it, I don't know exactly why 🤔 1d
BridgetteM @Maude Me too! I knew it was time to qui when I found myself making excuses not to read it. 1d
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Eggbeater
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Thanks for the tag @Trashcanman #7days7covers #covercrush
I tag @petersonks15 but only if she wants to play

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SauerPatch
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Cracking open this TOME this evening. Picked it up on a whim at the library this morning, but it might be the exact book my husband and I have been looking for to buddy read while he is deployed!

Ps: I spy my new Litographs blanket! 😍

UwannaPublishme What a great idea to buddy read! 🙌🏻 2d
SauerPatch Thanks @UwannaPublishme ! We did the same thing during his first rotation and it made all the difference for us. 💕📚 2d
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BarbaraJean
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Pickpick

This was wonderful! Fascinating world-building, strong female characters, palace intrigue, and DRAGONS. I did feel like the final battle wrapped things up a little too quickly, and I wish the author had been a bit braver in demanding a higher cost from her characters (though I guess a lot of that came earlier on in the book). But overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this and want to read more—both from this author as well as in this world she‘s created.

saresmoore I‘m still in the beginning-ish and I am feeling the costs to her characters! I‘m really enjoying the book, though. I love how many typically male roles are filled by multi-faceted, powerful, and unexpected females. There are some really nuanced male characters, too. 3d
BarbaraJean @saresmoore Yeah, there are some heart wrenching losses in the first half or so!! And I was so impressed by both the depth of her characters as well as the handling of gender roles—as in, for the most part, there weren‘t prescribed/expected gender-based roles. 3d
saresmoore Yes! So many times, I expect to read “he” after a character intro and I‘m surprised by a “she”—it‘s refreshing. 3d
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Areader2
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 1
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@BeaG @Ash.on.the.line favorite covers no explanation needed

Ash.on.the.line Thanks for the tag! 4d
hissingpotatoes What a perfect background! 4d
jillannjohn ❤️❤️ 4d
Nute Cool photo! 4d
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TheSpineView
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AutumnRLS I'm obsessed with the care that was put into the publication of this book. Happy to have it on my shelf. 5d
RealBooks4ever Beautiful cover! 💜 5d
TheSpineView @AutumnRLS Me too!😊 5d
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Branwen
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#7days7covers #covercrush 😍

Day 1 📚💕📚💕

Thanks for the tag, @DaveGreen7777 😁👍

DaveGreen7777 Dat cover!!! 😍🧡🧡🧡 6d
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 Right?! I'm honestly just obsessed with it! 😍 6d
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Bookwormjillk
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My TBR for the next month or so- not as many books as usual because of the CHUNKSTERS.

megzlynn Matterhorn is a favorite of mine! 5d
sudi Priory was a good read, a bit long but it came together nicely in the end. I see a copy of The Stand , are you doing the buddy read too? 5d
Bookwormjillk @sudi no, I just a re-read. I started in July. 5d
sudi @Bookwormjillk oh okay, i thought you were reading it for the first time, so i thought i'd ask 😊 5d
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Soubhiville
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#7days7covers #covercrush

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

@Eyelit would you like to play?

KarenUK 😍😍😍 7d
erzascarletbookgasm A great cover! 7d
Cinfhen I like this cover and I‘m always tempted to buy it 🧡 7d
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Eyelit Sounds fun, I‘m game. Do I tag a different person every day? 😄 7d
Soubhiville @Eyelit yes it appears we‘re supposed to find someone new each day to tag, who isn‘t already participating. 6d
Soubhiville @Cinfhen unfortunately the story didn‘t measure up to the cover for me. 6d
Cinfhen Ah, good to know!!!! 6d
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saresmoore
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I‘m getting some reading in while my kiddos (husband included) play at the indoor trampoline park. I‘m about a third of the way in with this epic fantasy and it‘s really starting to get good!

LeahBergen Oh, fun! 1w
LauraBeth Sara! Get out there and jump! 1w
saresmoore @LauraBeth But my brain and my boobs! Ouch! 😂 1w
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LauraBeth 😂😂 1w
Tamra @saresmoore so true! Plus there‘s always the bladder.......😂 1w
Cathythoughts I‘m wondering about this book... look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻♥️ 1w
Branwen YASSSSS! I am thrilled you are reading this and even more thrilled that you're enjoying it so far! 😀💕📚 1w
saresmoore @Branwen It‘s so good! I love how she‘s not pulling any punches with killing off characters. Somehow it still catches me off guard every time! 😅 7d
Branwen @saresmoore Yes! I totally agree! 7d
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ElisabethRose
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Finally on to the second part of The Priory! It's taken me so long to get through to this point, which is no fault of the book or the writing I just haven't had time to read and I also want to give as much attention as I can to it. There are so many characters and so much happening that it is a lot to keep track of but I want to take time with it and enjoy every minute.

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GypsyKat
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Congratulations to @GrilledCheeseSamurai on his milestone! He‘s hosting a giveaway to celebrate, so go to his page and check it out!

The tagged book is maybe my favorite so far this year. Litsy has added so much to my life. Not only does it help encourage me to read more, but it‘s brought some truly wonderful friends into my life. ❤️📚

I‘m tagging a new Litten @hollyhug-hes to spread the word about #SixDigitSamurai giveaway!

GrilledCheeseSamurai Thank Yoooou! And thanks for playing along. :) 2w
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hermyknee
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Lunchtime reading 📖

Sure am glad I got this one on kindle - I can‘t imagine lugging the hardcopy around everywhere with me! 🤪

Susanita That looks delicious! 2w
Beachesnbooks Yum!! 😍 2w
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Nessavamusic
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1. Tagged, I‘ve just been in a permanent comfort read mode, I will get to it eventually.
2. Penny Reid‘s Knitting in the City series-one of afore mentioned comfort reads
3. Goodreads says 656 😳
4. Shrill by Lindy West
5. @ValkyrieAndHerBooks
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs 💜📚👏🏻💜 3w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks I keep meaning to read this one too! 3w
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Mehso-so

I just finished and have all sorts of mixed feelings. I cannot believe I read an 800+ page book and literally felt nothing for any of the characters. Literally not a feel in sight, I used binoculars and found no. one.
The book was an easy read though and I appreciate that it is a stand alone, I wish more authors would do this for those of us who struggle with series.
The world building was impressive too.
Just literally no connection.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Escaped to the beach to try and finish this monster book.

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hermyknee

These characters are so refreshing! I love that the main characters are in the same age group as me and marriage/relationships isn‘t the thing everyone is talking about. I love it. I love how they are single, whole people not searching for romance. It makes me so utterly happy. I feel seen, y‘all. I feel seen 🙌🏼

j9brown Sounds refreshing! I definitely have to pick this one up soon (might need a bigger purse first though!) 3w
Bklover This is on my bedside table. Gonna have to pick it up! 3w
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hermyknee
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There are quite a few things I love about using this kindle paperwhite: font size adjustments, lighting adjustments, but I think the coolest thing is this dictionary feature! All I have to do is highlight the word and it will bring up both dictionary and Wikipedia to help me understand it!

♥️

SassyBookworm I love that too! There are so many words I have learned bc of that feature! 3w
SaturnDoo I love using this feature too on my Nook and tablets. I just won a Kindle Fire 🤔I wonder if it has that feature. 3w
Velvetfur That's such a cool feature! I only have the Kindle app on my tablet so don't think I'd get anything like that. But it sounds like a fab reading experience for you! 😊 3w
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hermyknee @Velvetfur @SaturnDoo @SassyBookworm it has been great! In this book, though, there are just some words made up to fit the world and I tried to use it on those - doesn‘t work 🤣🤣 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto I also love the dictionary feature. I use it all the time! And this book! I loved this book. How are you enjoying it?! I do remember the made up words. 🤣🤣 3w
hermyknee @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m really enjoying it! I‘m 25% of the way through. I wish I could stay home from work today and just read!! 😅 3w
Lcsmcat @Velvetfur The Kindle app does this too. You might need to download a dictionary, but it might come already installed. I can‘t remember. 3w
Velvetfur @Lcsmcat Oh, cool, I'll look into it, thank you! 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto @hermyknee Me too! Silly Monday! Plus it‘s perfect reading weather here. 3w
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hermyknee
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hey mom, whatcha readin‘?

I haven‘t been feeling very well today, but this little guy & Priory of the Orange Tree have been good company ♥️

#charliethefox #dogsoflitsy #summersendreadathon @Clwojick

OriginalCyn620 So cute! 🐶❤️ Hope you feel better soon! 3w
Bookwm85forever I‘m in love!! 💜💜 3w
Crazeedi They always know when we aren't feeling good! So sweet🐶 3w
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JulietBooks Omg.. that face is sooo cuteee.🐶 3w
TheBookHippie Awe!!! 3w
Nute That sweet face alone would make me feel better!🐶💜 Sending well-wishes your way. Feel better soon! 3w
Clwojick Such a peach 🍑 3w
mom2bugnbee BOOP! 🐶 Feel better! 3w
rabbitprincess That is an extremely boopable nose! 3w
Tamra ❤️ 3w
TheBee 💙💙💙 3w
JoScho Adorable!!! 3w
KirstieE That face !! 3w
Redwritinghood Cutie! I hope you feel better soon, though 3w
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hermyknee
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Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3w
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hermyknee
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Is it too late for me to jump in on the #summersendreadathon ? I‘m about 12% into The Priory of the Orange Tree on my kindle. I know this book is a tome, and I‘m wondering if I‘ll feel the same sense of accomplishment reading it on an e-reader as I would the physical book?

Anyone have any insights?

So far, I‘m really enjoying this one! Incredible world building.

TheBookHippie Im jumping in late too!!!! And I never feel accomplished on my kindle 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤪 3w
Velvetfur I do feel that sense of accomplishment after finishing an ebook, like I do with a physical one, because I've still finished a book, in whatever format 😊 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto Of course you should join the readathon! I read this one on my Kindle and I LOVED IT. It‘s long enough that I think there‘s a chance you‘ll feel accomplished no matter what. 🤣🤣 3w
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4thhouseontheleft I definitely plan on reading the ebook edition of this one, when I get around to it. I don‘t like to carry heavy books around.don‘t let that effect you‘re feeling of accomplishment! It‘s a chunkster in any format. 😃 3w
Clwojick Yay! Glad to see you‘re joining us! ♥️ 3w
Kimberlone I‘m at the same point in this book and liking the story so far but getting kind of anxious for the plot to pick up 3w
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MeganAnn
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This is what the rest of my evening looks like. New book, calming candle, and a lovely cup of chamomile lavender tea while I wait for the loaf of bread in the oven to finish rising so I can bake it.

I‘m 35 pages in and I can already tell I‘m going to get lost in this novel. Shannon is so great at world building!

Tamra Sounds like a wonderful Friday evening! 4w
Velvetfur Gorgeous photo, and your mug has a dragon on it!!!!! That has made me happy 💜🐉 4w
MeganAnn @Tamra it was very relaxing! 4w
MeganAnn @Velvetfur aww thank you! I may have chosen that mug solely for the dragon.... 😉❤️🐉 4w
Velvetfur @MeganAnn That's a good enough reason for choosing a mug 👍 3w
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MeganAnn
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I wasn‘t going to buy more books for myself but after seeing B&N #bookhaul posts yesterday I went online to see which books are on sale. As soon as I saw the tagged book I HAD to go get it... and then I came home with five books + the tote + a couple more not shown because they are for my #cozyswap recipient. Oops... 😬🤷‍♀️

The top two are for my son. He‘s reading CatStrounats right now and I‘m going to start the tagged book! 🐉✨

LibrarianRyan YEahhhhhh 4w
hermyknee Oooh I‘ve really wanted to read Once and Future! I‘ve been reading Priory of the Orange Tree on my kindle! I‘m only 11% in right now, but I like it so far! 4w
MeganAnn @hermyknee Once & Future looks SO good and I can‘t resist a fun King Arthur theme! Samantha Shannon is on my list of favorite authors ever since I read and loved her debut novel, The Bone Season. 😍 Also... it has dragons so really I needed it for that reason alone 😆🐉 4w
Avanders I would‘ve been in so much trouble if I‘d made it to b&n 😳 Looks like you had a blast!! 😄♥️ 3w
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TheBookishSock
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Oof sick burn 😂😂😂

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BarbaraJean
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I went to the library today to pick up my prize from the summer reading program—🥳📚🎉—and I couldn‘t leave without checking out this doorstopper. Never mind how many books I already have piled up for the rest of August and into September... 😬 Normally I wouldn‘t consider one book a #bookhaul, but this chunkster is definitely a haul all by itself!

Ashley_Nicoletto I loved this one. Enjoy! 1mo
Follow.my.read I loved this book!!!! 1mo
sudi That's a good book. I loved reading it. Looking forward to see what you think of it. 👍 1mo
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Alicepondpoe
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Pickpick

This is an amazing book. So rich a tapestry. Woven words and worlds to create a novel that transports you straight into Inys. I do hope, that maybe there might be a sequel one day. This is truly a book that deserves one.

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Kimberlone
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Sunday hammock reading!

AutumnRLS Loved that one! 1mo
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toofondofbooks
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Today's daily deal at Audible.

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whippoorwill815
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Finally going to be spending some quality time with my stack!

The tagged book is my current Kindle read, the hidden book in the book sleeve is for #readersgonnaread, and the one that‘s actually visible is for #LMPBC.

cwarnier What is readers gonearead? 1mo
whippoorwill815 @cwarnier it‘s another Litsy postal book club! It‘s a little different than LMPBC in that it‘s a much bigger group (I think we have 13) and we‘re about halfway through- this round goes to Jan 2020. And all the books are secret so it‘s a surprise each month (hence why it‘s hidden). 1mo
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IhoardBOOKS
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kitteh_reads
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Mehso-so

Overall, I did enjoy this book. It has some great characters (for the most part, some were just whiny) but when I finished I was sort of unsatisfied. I read 800+ pages which could have been condensed in some areas. It‘s a lot of religion and politics. I was disappointed that the dragons were not the forerunner of this book, given the huge dragon on the cover.

#Dragons #EpicFantasy #PictureByPinterest

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kgriffith
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Curious if there‘s an #unpopularopinion hashtag yet. [ETA: there is.]
Also want to acknowledge that I would most likely love this book unequivocally if I were reading it rather than listening to it. #audiobook

saresmoore I‘m reading it as an ebook and liking it so far, though it hasn‘t really grabbed me yet. I can tell she‘s building some tensions, though, and I think I‘m gonna like the payoff. 1mo
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kgriffith
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Press Your Luck, domestic goddess edition: can I set these very thickly sauced ribs to broil, complete a laundry hat trick (dry load bagged and upstairs; washed load into the dryer; dirty load into the washer) and get back to the kitchen before either the ribs are blackened or the smoke detector goes off??
Yes, yes I can.
(Ignore the detritus in the pan, this has been a multi-step rib cooking and not all is meant to be eaten 😬) #audiocooking

GrilledCheeseSamurai Multitasking achievement unlocked! Finger licking good! 2mo
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Kindredanne
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Can‘t wait to start this monster of a book!!! Soooo excited!!

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Kimberlone
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I hope this lives up to the hype!

Fr3NcHtOaSt I have been wanting to read this book 1mo
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Soubhiville
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Mehso-so

I wish I could pick this, but it fell short for me. There were so many characters it took 200+ pages for the story to get interesting for me. The story ideas are excellent, but it didn‘t flow well. In places things changed so abruptly I had to go back and reread a page to figure out what was going on.

I really wanted to love this. Maybe it was just not the right moment for me to read it.

The love story though- perfect. I felt that.

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BooknerdsLife
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Won this gorgeous signed copy (from QBD bookstore on Instagram)on my birthday and received it in the mail yesterday! This yellow book with orange in the title🍊is perfect for #ColorMePretty #YellowAndOrange & it‘s so GORGEOUS! 😍
Its a chunkster & 😅 Hopefully my wrist can survive reading it. Can‘t Wait to dive into this fantasy world!🤗

#Fantasy #dragon #booknerd #bibliophile #bookmail #newbook #signedbook #loveBigBook

Lady_Tigana_20 So cool that you won a signed copy! 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Lady_Tigana_20 Thank you so much! 🙏🏼💛💛 I couldn‘t believe it too! (edited) 2mo
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Soubhiville
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I love when weekend mornings can start like this! Happy Caturday! ❤️ Froedrick.

#PetsOfLitsy #StrangerThings #CatsOfLitsy #Caturday

Leftcoastzen 😻😻📚 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love Froedrick posts!!! 🥰😻 2mo
megzlynn Oh my. So cute. 😍😍😍😍 2mo
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OriginalCyn620 Cute! Love the mug too! 2mo
Julsmarshall Sweet baby! 2mo
cathysaid Agreed, Froedrick! 2mo
ladym30 What a beautiful face!❤️ 2mo
rretzler 😻 2mo
Mimi28 Aaaawwww 😻😻😻😻 I emailed you a few days ago. Did you get it? 2mo
LiterRohde That is the kind of cat I want. Everyone I talk to thinks I‘m crazy. 2mo
Soubhiville @Mimi28 yes I did get your email. I‘ll reply at some point- sorry, email communication isn‘t my favorite. Hope things are good for you. 2mo
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Lady_Tigana_20
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(Day 26: Orange and Yellow) This is on my TBR. I bought it back when the ebook was on sale for a few dollars. The cover art just draws me in. I feel like even if I end up hating the book, I will want a physical copy of it (at a good price) because I think it is gorgeous. 😍 Anyone ever bought a book on cover art alone? Which book(s)? #ColormePretty #dragons @Sweetkokoro

Sweetkokoro Like my entire shelf is based on books I bought because of the covers XD I am such a cover buyer I‘m terrible hahah. 2mo
SW-T Loved this one! Admit the cover art drew me in. 2mo
Areader2 Yes ,I bought it full price for the hard cover and loved it!😍 2mo
OnlyYoo I really liked this book! It is pretty slow starting off, but that‘s to be expected since there‘s so much to set up and only one book to do it all in 2mo
BooknerdsLife This book is really gorgeous & cant wait to read it too! 😍💛🍊And Im Definitely guilty of buying books for their covers 🤣🤣🙈 I was lucky enough to have won this one tho 😁 (edited) 2mo
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Scash1114
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Panpan

I appreciated the world building, but i was disappointed in the rest. 🌟🌟🌟

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FantasyChick
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When the book you order is too large for a regular mailer box.
Seriously....this book is HUGE! I have no idea when I will ever get to it but the price was way too good to pass up!

Soubhiville I‘m about halfway through it now. Isn‘t it the most gorgeous cover? 🧡💙 2mo
FantasyChick @soubhiville It is beautiful! So intimidating though. How are you liking it so far? 2mo
Soubhiville To be honest, it starts very slow. There are tons of characters and lots of world building. It took me 200 pages to start to get into the story. Since then I‘ve been enjoying it though. 2mo
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Soubhiville
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Another great #24in48! I love this readathon! Thank you so much for organizing @24in48 folks. I really enjoy these two weekends every year.

Pictured above are all of the books I finished on Saturday, the audiobook that got me through all the times I needed to be on the move, and my Sunday books (2 finished, 2 in progress).

I‘m a bit more than halfway through both The Priory of the Orange Tree and The Serpent King.

📚💛📚💛📚💛📚💛📚💛📚💛

Soubhiville I‘ll have to post some reviews tomorrow! 😬 2mo
AmyG Holycow! 🎉🎉🎉🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
24in48 WHooooooo!!!! 2mo
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TheSpineView Great job! 2mo
kamoorephoto 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🎉🎉🍾🍾📚📚🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻😎😁 2mo
catebutler Amazing!! 🎉 2mo
Jas16 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah⭐️👍💞 2mo
UwannaPublishme You did it! Wooo hoo! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🍾🍾📚📚📚 2mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 2mo
Eyelit Fabulous! 🎉📚👏🎉 2mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
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Pickpick

Absolutely wonderful!!! This was a massive read, +/-800 pages of fantasy! But not normal fantasy, a very female inspiring fantasy. The men aren't saving the women in this story, but saving each other. Along with that, it touches into the LGBTQ+ community, which is AWESOME! This support is what is needed in fantasy book!

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Soubhiville
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It‘s time to #24in48! I‘m starting with this #chunkster, which is a seriously huge #fantasy so it fits the #hour6challenge. (I‘m actually reading it on kindle to save my arms!) I‘m already 155 pages in. Pictured with my own real life SFF beastie, Froedrick 👽😺.

Who is readathoning with me today? 🙋‍♀️ Happy Reading everyone!

sudi How are you liking it so far? 2mo
Maria514626 Froedrick—that face! Those eyes! ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2mo
CareBear Froedrick 😻😻😻 are you loving the book so far? I think that may be next for me! 2mo
Soubhiville @sudi and @CareBear , it‘s a slow start- there are a zillion characters and a ton of world building. But interesting things are happening, and I hope the rest of it will move faster. 2mo
sudi @Soubhiville it gets a lot better but you have to be patient to get to the best part. I intially took a break while reading it because the world building and character introductions were getting boring after a while but it start to makes sense halfway through. Hope i didn't spoil anything 🙈. Enjoy 😊 2mo
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FantasyChick
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So.....Indigo has some pretty great sales on right now. At least that's how I'm justifying all these preorders 😂😂
#bookbuying #preorderallthebooks #sales #indigo #itsmybirthdayillbuyifiwantto

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Soubhiville
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I‘m going in! I‘ve been excited for this one since I first saw the cover. If you don‘t hear from me for a while, you‘ll know where I am! 📚😁

Mitch She was part of a panel discussion I went to see recently. Very smart woman - and SO young! She made me feel ancient! 2mo
Andrea4 Omg. That mug!!! 2mo
OneCent76 Love the mug! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love everything about this photo 💗💗 2mo
Shaneyney I really enjoyed that book! Im@sure you will too 2mo
hermyknee Me too, me too!!! Oh, I didn‘t read much about the book before I started it and I‘m about three chapters in, but is this one classified YA? 2mo
Soubhiville I do t think it‘s YA... not that I‘ve seen. It was in the adult fantasy area at my bookstore. 2mo
SW-T I loved it! Hope you enjoy. Happy reading 😊 2mo
Hooked_on_books I saw this at the library the other day—it‘s quite the doorstopper! I love your mug. 😆 2mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books yep it‘s a huge 850 pages! I‘m actually reading it on kindle, but I had to own the beautiful hardcover. The maps are terrific and I just love this cover. 2mo
Soubhiville The kindle edition is $1.99 today BTW! 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan I have this one and I‘m planning to read it but I have such a long list. I feel@bad for the author because something went wrong in the pre-order stage and all of them were “lost” (or something). Those first sales are so important to making top selling lists! 2mo
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hermyknee
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Next up? I‘ve got nothing but time this summer...

GypsyKat Ugh! This one is so good!!!! 😆❤️ 2mo
hermyknee @GypsyKat I think it‘s going to be my next read — it‘s been raining a lot here in FL since I got here and I don‘t know why, but rain makes me want to read fantasy! I‘ve heard such good things about this one! 2mo
ruskigurl16 You're in for a chunkster, but so worth it! ❤️ 2mo
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GypsyKat @hermyknee Rain makes me want to read. Period. I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
Eggbeater I loved this one! It starts out slow, but it really hooked me. 2mo
Soubhiville I‘m about to start it too! 2mo
saguarosally There are always more books to follow too! 2mo
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thevictoriousone
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I loved this book so much. The characters were wonderfully written, and the story did a lovely job of weaving together myth and legend and showing how our perceptions of the past can absolutely shape our future. Samantha Shannon is wonderful, and I love everything she‘s written. Highly recommend to anyone who loves a good kick-ass fantasy.

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sudi
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I wasn't sure about this book, but it completely fulffilled the epic fantasy expectations i had. Though a lot of patience is needed since the first half is just the set up for future events and it gets boring after a while. The second half is where all the different stories and character arcs begin to make sense and lead to one cohesive storyline.I loved the completely non traditional romance. 👇

sudi Tane and Loth were my top two favorite characters. At 848 pages it is definitely a tomb, but i would still recommend it to people recovering from that disastrous GOT finale. 2mo
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RealLifeReading
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This book is quite an investment. It is 848 pages long and I made the decision to read it as an ebook based on that. There are so many characters that at first I was lost. But there are dragons and queendoms and politics and power struggles and an intriguing religion. Also magic. If you‘re heading out on a long plane ride or road trip, I‘m going to say, this is a good one for you if you like magic and dragons and strange worlds and powerful women

RealLifeReading Also in case you‘re wondering that is a chocolate eclair from Bouchon Bakery in Yountville 2mo
Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻 that‘s a lot of pages 2mo
Kalalalatja Great review! 2mo
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ruskigurl16 Great review. This book was a doozy for sure, but in my opinion rather good. Also, yum. 😊 2mo
gallowbraids I wanted to read this myself. 2mo
Dragon Sounds fascinating 👍🐉😀 2mo
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