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The Familiars
The Familiars | Stacey Halls
The Familiars by Stacey Halls will be available Feb 19, 2019. Preorder your copy today!
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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book, set in the next county to me; the Pendle witch trials are infamous.

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veritysalter
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⚫️🔸 The Familiars by Stacy Halls and Columbine by Dave Cullen ⚫️🔸 All day if I can, I try to sneak in half and hour here and there, but always before I go to sleep. ⚫️🔸 Laura Purcell (The Silent Companions/The Corset/Bone China) @ spookypurcell on Twitter ⚫️🔸 @rachelsbrittain ⚫️🔸#weekendreads

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Simona
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#24B4Monday #LitsyPartyOfOne #MrBook1inaMillion

New book as my lunch companion. I finished Burger‘s Daughter by N.Gordimer, and I liked it a lot, but her prose is very dense and demanding ... and now I‘m craving for something lighter. After reading few pages, I think that The Familiars is right pick for me.

Lynnsoprano Love that cover 😍 2w
Emilymdxn Lovely reading and eating setup 🥰🥰 2w
BarbaraBB Great pic - as ever. 2w
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MrBook Love this! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Simona @Lynnsoprano It‘s my pick for Reading Women Challenge promt ‘book you got because of the cover‘. 1w
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RvnclawWhovian
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Bailedbailed

At this point I‘m pretty good at picking books I know I‘ll like and it‘s rare for me not to like one. It‘s rarer still for me to bail on a book. That was evidenced in my slog through The Night Circus. But one thing I learned from that is there‘s no reason to force myself to read something I‘m just not feeling. I feel like at some point I will read this and enjoy it, but right now it‘s just not doing it for me and is collecting dust on my table

DaveGreen7777 Oh, no! Hope your next read is 5-star worthy to help make up for this one! 2w
RvnclawWhovian @DaveGreen7777 the thing is I feel like this book is right up my alley but something just isn‘t doing it for me right now. I think maybe because I‘m usually a mood reader but I started this because it was on a list I made for a readathon and it felt forced. I‘ll try picking it up again when the mood strikes me 2w
julesG Forced never works for me. Also, I didn't like the Night Circus. It sounded like my kind of book, but it wasn't. 2w
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Reagan-reads Oh I bailed hard on The Night Circus and have no interest in trying again. 2w
Tamra Good for you. 2w
RvnclawWhovian @julesG yea I‘ve realized planned TBR‘s just aren‘t my thing. If I want to read something, I‘ll feel it. Same on the night circus, especially since it‘s so loved but I just did not get the hype 2w
RvnclawWhovian @Reagan-reads I totally should have bailed on that one, that‘s a month I‘ll never get back 😒 2w
Reagan-reads @RvnclawWhovian it was honestly probably a month of dragging to read 60 pages. So many people just love it but I don‘t get it. 2w
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Laughterhp
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Fun fact, you can only fit 20 books in a pic collage.

I read 22 books for October.
8 were graphic novels
6 were audiobooks

Favorites: Tagged, Stardust and Cathedral of Myth and Bone

Pretty much all my books were fitting for #screamathon
Ended teamstoker #scarathlon with 1594pts

#octoberwrapup #octoberstats

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Laughterhp
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This book was great! It really sucked me in and couldn‘t put it down. Fleetwood‘s story was so frustrating, heartbreaking and heartwarming. It was such a crazy time and I can‘t believe the men that went witch-hunting.

So glad I got this book from the #screamathonswap

#screamathon #teamstoker #scarathlon +11pts (theme) 1108pts

Catsandbooks Glad you loved it! 3w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Great idea @Cinfhen ! This is my #weeklyforecast

I‘ve already started Wilder Girls, Heart-Shaped Box, The Hunger, Sawkill Girls, and The Near Witch, but still this more a reflection of the books I might want to read rather than will finish this week. I tend to be a very moody reader, so I like to have lots of books planned out.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
Cinfhen I‘m totally a moody reader too, so I get that lovely stack!!! But my brain can‘t be split between too many books at one time. I find up to 3 is ok, but more than that I start to mash all my characters & stories🙃 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks @cinfhen I normally only read 2 books at a time, so this is unusual for me too! 3w
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emmaturi
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I very much enjoyed this book, historical fiction set in England in 1612 with witchcraft too! #books

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TobyBon
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All I can say is that I read this book in a day!!

This was an excellent read that is based on real events of the pendle witch trials and includes characters who were actually alive at the time. The writer managed to capture my imagination and kept me wanting to read more to know what happened next. Thumbs up and look forward to what the writer does next

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Readswithcoffee
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This book is one of the reasons I appreciate Litsy. It is unlikely that I would have been drawn to this book. However, because of the reviews on Litsy, I decided to give it a listen and thoroughly enjoyed it. This novel is set in England in 1612 and revolves around an actual event - the Pendle Hill witch trials. Thanks, Littens!

veritysalter It‘s on my TBR pile for November 1mo
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veritysalter
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Whoops - I went to drop my son off at the cinema and meet a friend for coffee; I think I have a problem. #Waterstones #bookshopping #bookshop #bookshopaholic #books

RachelO 😍 1mo
AmyG 3 beautiful covers. 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😍😍 1mo
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LeahBergen But they‘re so pretty! You HAD to! 😆 1mo
veritysalter @RachelO @AmyG @Jee_HookedOnBookz @LeahBergen Thank you, hope they‘re as good as they look. Using all my willpower to stay on track with my TBR pile. 1mo
emmaturi I am reading The Familiars, it is very good! 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I did enjoy The Familiars! 😊 1mo
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Readergrrl
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Started this book on my way to Salem MA last weekend. Very engaging mystery about the Pendle Witches. I never knew about them but this novel is a fictionalized account about a real group of women and a few men who were hanged as witches in Lancaster, England in the early 1600s. Good storytelling that wasn‘t predictable and kept me eager to keep reading! 4/5 ⭐️ #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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bookladyreads
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I just finished another #reading session using #booklyapp. Current page 101/344. Check out my stats! I'm really enjoying this book. #TeamSlaughter #currentlyreading #thefamiliars

Alora Love this app! 1mo
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bookladyreads
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I started The Familiars tonight, read the first two chapters. I like how it begins. We'll see how it progresses. #TeamSlaughter #currentlyreading #thefamiliars

Clwojick ❤ ❤ ❤ 1mo
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emz711
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I'm enjoying this much more than The Little Shop of Found Things which was about the same time period.
Almost done!
#knitting #witches

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Gruru
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Unputdownable. Based on true events in Lancaster in the early 17th century. Fleetwood is the wife of a young nobleman and pregnant after three miscarriages. She meets a young midwife and befriends her with the hope that this girl will help her to have a full term child. Lancashire and pendle hill was a hotbed of witches, many of whom were tried and condemned to death. The fate of the witches, Alice the midwife and Fleetwood are woven together.

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TheEllieMo
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Stacey Halls‘ book, The Familiars, is set in Pendle, around the time of the infamous Pendle witch trials. The image shows a statue of one of the accused, Alice Nutter, in Roughlee.

#Witches #Spooktober @Eggs

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Stacypatrice Love this. 1mo
Eggs Amazing statue and photo🙌🏼👏🏻 1mo
Come-read-with-me @TheEllieMo This is amazing! 1mo
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Laughterhp
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Starting a new book tonight while watching The Haunted Mansion 👻

Buddy did not appreciate me disturbing him to try and take a photo 😂

Starting the tagged book thanks to @Catsandbooks

#screamathon #screamathonswap #scarathlon #teamstoker

Catsandbooks Buddy is a cutie!💖 Hope the book is good! Let me know how it is! 😊 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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emz711
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Beautiful cover, good story so far, what do you guys think?

#7covers7days #7days7covers

Redwritinghood It does have a great cover. 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Gissy Love it! 😍 2mo
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toofondofbooks
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Panpan

The thing that pulls me out of a historical fiction book quickly is inaccuracies. The way the main character here, a noblewoman in 17th century England, traipsed around the countryside on horseback, unchaperoned, 9 months pregnant which she did the entire book, was so unrealistic I couldn't get past it. It just wouldn't have happened. Also the story was bland and predictable.

emz711 Ooo i just posted this book and wanted to know how it was. Good to know! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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I‘ll be picking books off these 2 shelves for my October TBR. They all should fit prompts for #screamathon and #scarathlon #teamstoker

I also have about 5 more books on hold at the library that I really want to read for October!

Ahh I‘m so excited it‘s finally October! Don‘t get me wrong Summer is my favorite season, but Oct is my fav month! 🎃💚

#fallisbooked

1pt - #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
mcipher The Rook is soooo good!! 2mo
Clwojick 🎃😍🎃😍 I wish they made a pumpkin emoji with heart eyes! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤🍁 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Hocus Pocus is on my list too! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks October is also my favorite month!! 2mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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Enjoyed this historical fiction set during the Pendle witch trials in 1612. The period detail was good and I enjoyed all of the main characters. A@solid, enjoyable read

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whatrebeccasread
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"The Familiars" is a historical story set during the time of the Pendle Witch Trials. I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it for fans of Gothic fiction. Fleetwood Shuttleworth is a likeable character who I appreciated even more when I found out she was based on a real young woman. It's 5 stars from me!

My full review is up on my blog now ?

Amiable What a neat cover! 2mo
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Ms.Story
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#7Days7Covers #Day3 #TBR metallic leaves & hidden details 😍 Waterstones sticker 😕

emz711 Mine looks different! Must be the American version 2mo
mcipher Gorgeous! 2mo
Avanders Ooh I love Waterstones editions 😍 2mo
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Tianarose
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#7covers7days thanks @Simona for the tag in! I‘m always guilty of buying books for the covers! Like this one! Turned out to be an amazing read as well! #covercrush @Lots_O_Books care to join?

Caroline2 😍 2mo
Lots_O_Books Yassss!!! ☺️🖤 2mo
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Simona
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Of course @Kalalalatja I‘m shameless cover buyer 🤷‍♀️ Day 1 #7covers7days #CoverCrush

Tagging my new Litsy friend @Book_ish No explanation, just show us some of your favorite covers each day for a week 😘

Book_ish Oh this will be fun! 2mo
LeahBergen This is a great cover. ❤️ 2mo
Kalalalatja What a beauty! 😍 2mo
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Cinfhen Exactly the cover that speaks to me 💜 2mo
Simona @Book_ish Enjoy😘 2mo
Simona @LeahBergen @Kalalalatja It‘s a very intriguing cover, but still unread ... @Cinfhen I have the feeling that is from ‘not buy, borrow‘ category 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Librarybelle
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2

Would you like to play, @DaveGreen7777 ? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

DaveGreen7777 Awww, thank you for the tag, @Librarybelle I will play along! 😊 2mo
robinb I like that one! ❤️ 2mo
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Renee27
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The story began a bit slow but engulfs the reader in a beautiful story as it unfurls the historical pendle witch trial from a young woman's point of view. It is a fiction novel based on a historical event and I fell in love with the strong female characters. Any reader would relate to the perspective of the story teller.

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Birdsong28
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Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. 😊👍 3mo
Cathythoughts Great deal 👍🏻. Thankyou XXX 3mo
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tashsinton
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I was really intriuged when I saw this was coming out! And although I'm regretting not getting it as a real book now I've seen how lovely the cover is on other people's posts, I'm excited to read something based on real events which happened near where I grew up (cat marks the spot 🐱) #localhistory #lancashire

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Cweeeevs
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I'm about a quarter of the way through this audio book and while it's probably down to the fact that I've been listening to it in fits and starts, I'm finding it underwhelming! Trying to decide if I should keep going or bail...

Has anyone read/listened to this? Any recommendations? 😊

Redwritinghood I listened on audiobook. Was so-soon it in the end. 3mo
Cweeeevs Thanks, @Redwritinghood, my loan was up and I didn't renew it... there are too many great books out there for a so-so! 😄 3mo
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Literatigeek
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Pickpick

I absolutely adored this book about a friendship during the Pendle Hill Witch Trials. Beautiful- highly recommend.

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Clare_Riley
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I love reading historical fiction, but I would NEVER want to live in the past. I‘m quite happy where I am with my antibiotics, hospitals and relative freedom, thanks very much! Are they really witches, or just women with a bit of knowledge? Well, WE know the answer NOW, but then it seemed to be any old excuse to clap a woman in chains, accuse her of witchcraft and hang her - they weren‘t burnt in England. There‘s a little reassurance 🙄

Tamra What a cover! 4mo
Clare_Riley @Tamra it‘s beautiful, isn‘t it. Truth be told, it‘s the reason why I picked it up in the first place 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
Tamra @Clare_Riley I‘m guilty of that. 😏 4mo
Clare_Riley @Tamra sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn‘t - this time it will thankfully worked!😆 4mo
Readswithcoffee Well said. I agree! 1mo
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Balibee146
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Pickpick

Starting #24in48 by finishing up this.
A pick that was nearly a so so.... One of those books you enjoy while reading but don't remember so positively when you are not.... Anyone else get that?
Extremely anachronistic language, our modern idioms all over it, which I became hyper conscious of.

BookwormM Pretty cover 4mo
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Balibee146
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Rain is on so a quiet half hour before I go back out to do a bit more work... I'm calling it a #latelunch
Interesting read so far.... I have a lot of thoughts swirling already while #currentlyreading

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xxjenadanxx
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A reimagining of the events of the Pendle Witch Trials.

Four years into marriage and on her fourth pregnancy Fleetwood, who has never managed to carry a child to term, finds a letter from her doctor stating that another pregnancy will surely end her life. Feeling betrayed and alone she seeks out a wise woman and instead finds a young midwife named Alice who promises to help her and her baby survive.

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Balibee146
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Next up on a lovely night to sit outdoors and some serious cover envy for this one #currentlyreading

TheEllieMo I‘m hoping it‘s good, because I bought it mainly because of the cover! 4mo
Cathythoughts Fab cover !! 4mo
mcctrish That‘s a gorgeous cover 4mo
Balibee146 @TheEllieMo its gorgeous...with the dust jacket off too! Only 40 or so pages in but so far so good 👍 4mo
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Tashreads
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This is one of my favourite covers this year. And there have been some crackers. What are your most beautiful books of the year? #beautifulbooks #coverlove

keepingupwiththepenguins Oh, what GORGEOUS artwork! Love it! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow, this cover! 😍 4mo
tashsinton Just bought it on kindle and aj full of regrets now ive seen how nice the cover is! 3mo
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TheAliceEvers
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A wonderful, engaging and gripping story about the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612. The story follows Fleetwood Shuttleworth who has had several miscarriages and who‘s life now depends on being able to deliver the baby she‘s carrying now. She comes across a woman who is a midwife and can help her but soon they become entangled in the witch trials and must fight to be heard and to be freed. A very well crafted story 💐❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️🌺 4mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff This is a gorgeous cover! 4mo
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BookwormAHN
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This is a really good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It also has a beautiful cover. I will have it in the mail back to you this weekend @umbrellagirl This was a fantastic round of #lmpbc @MaleficentBookDragon @IndoorDame @suvata

rather_be_reading stacked! 5mo
toofondofbooks That cover 😍 5mo
umbrellagirl Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it. I need to get mine out in the mail as well. 5mo
AmyRebecca Beautiful 2mo
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BookishShelly
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Ever since reading Melmoth I remembered how much I use to love gothic novels. This one is even better than Melmoth. 5⭐️

akckitty Stacked, thanks!! :) 5mo
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RvnclawWhovian
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Whew, it has been a DAY! It‘s been a hot one too, at least by PNW standards. I believe this calls for a new book and an ice cold rosé cider

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BookwormAHN
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I received the last book for our #lmpbc today. Thank you for the chocolate @IndoorDame I'm looking forward to reading The Familiars, even though it seems like this round has past really quickly 📮
@MaleficentBookDragon @umbrellagirl @suvata

BiblioLitten Ghirardelli 💜 6mo
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IndoorDame
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Last month‘s #lmpbc group k read was great! I was really impressed with the character development and the cover art is so pretty! It‘s making its way on to its next reader now :-)

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Tianarose
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Pickpick

Beautifully written, couldn‘t put it down!

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Tianarose
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I may get in trouble with trying to read two print books at the same time, but this one is so pretty and the cover is so soft and.... I could go on but I‘m sure you all get the idea 😊📚🤓

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AvidaLectrix
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I would rate this 4 out of 5 pages, so don't let the so-so rating put you off--it just wasn't 'Pick' (5/5).

This is a gripping story of witches in 17th-century England on the surface, but is more Handmaid's Tale that actually existed. One follows the main character, Fleetwood Shuttleworth, through her journey navigating this world with a tight grip on the book, hoping she is not consumed by it--when all she wants is a baby and autonomy.

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bookworm29
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Save water... drink beer! My friends have been bad influences and I tried to protest and stay in but they wouldn‘t take no for an answer! 😬 🤣😂 happy Saturday Litsy friends

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AvidaLectrix
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Starting this book, with Achilles' help, of course 😊
#CatsOfLitsy

SarahHarts_books Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎉🎉😊🎉🎉 And you have such a BEAUTIFUL helper!! Looks like a keeper!! 😺 🐱 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 😻 6mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 6mo
GlassAsDiamonds Welcome to Litsy! 😊😊😊(& what a gorgeous kitty! 😻) (edited) 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🌼📖💖 6mo
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bookworm29
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Just got back from a walk on the beach! Absolutely beautiful and so peaceful now time to get nice and cosy and curl up and read 😊