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Sorcery of Thorns
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an imaginative fantasy about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom. All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeers Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcerymagical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power. Then an act of sabotage releases the librarys most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeths desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything shes been taughtabout sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.
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hollyhug-hes
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Really loved this book. The audiobook was fantastic, excellent narrator: Emily Ellet. Would definitely recommend this epic fantasy with a touch of romance 😉

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rjsthumbelina
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What's interesting about this book is that I wasn't a big fan of Rogerson's debut work, like at all. But the premise of this one just sounded too good to pass up. That, and the cover was gorgeous.

I have to say, this one did NOT let me down! I know that most people have tended to prefer her first book over this one, but I will gladly stand in the minority here. This book is ten times better than Enchantment of Ravens, in my opinion.

🔽🔽🔽

rjsthumbelina I especially loved Nathaniel and Silas, and their complex relationship. Silas is easily one of my favorite characters in fantasy now, and I'm gonna need some Silas merch! I also just really loved the worldbuilding and the magic system in the world.Others have said that they found the worldbuilding lacking-I disagree.I will say that the author never spoonfeeds any aspects of the magic system or the history of the world to the reader. 2w
rjsthumbelina However, I would venture to say that it made the world all the more brilliant that I got to unravel it and piece things together about it myself.

I did guess a few of the plot points shortly before they happened, even though I am not normally very good at that. This leads me to think that it might have been pretty easy to figure out what was coming. Be that as it may, I still thought the plot was structured pretty well.
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rjsthumbelina I have also heard people say that the plot moved too slowly throughout the book.I disagree here as well, but I have been known to like slower plots.I thought that the times when things moved more slowly were important for character development or for the development of a relationship.Also,I ADORED the romance.
❤️❤️❤️
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rjsthumbelina I know this is a standalone, but I sincerely hope that Margaret Rogerson chooses to write more in this world. I would love to see what happens in the future. 2w
CareBear Omg just more Silas, please. 7d
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rjsthumbelina
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InBooksILive
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I would say I failed miserably at the #24b4monday 😔

But I did get Sorcery of Thorns finished at least. This weekend ended up being way too busy for me to be able to read.

#mrbook1inamillion

MrBook Failed? Never. You‘ve earned a great accomplishment 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! You rocked this! Keep that chin up, you‘re an inspiration to many! 😎🙌🏻🔥🔥🔥 2w
InBooksILive @MrBook awe well thank you! Very kind of you 😊 2w
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KyrstinElizabeth
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson

Was that what it meant to lose someone? The pain never went away. It just got...covered up.

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KyrstinElizabeth
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson

This was Elizabeth‘s purpose. Not to become a warden in the hopes of proving herself to people who would never understand. She wasn‘t a wielder of chains; she was a breaker of them. She was the library‘s will made flesh.

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KyrstinElizabeth
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson

For these were not ordinary books the library kept. They were knowledge, given life. Wisdom, given voice. They sang when starlight streamed through the library‘s windows. They felt pain and suffered heartbreak. Sometimes they were sinister, grotesque— but so was the world outside. And that made the world no less worth fighting for, because wherever there was darkness, there was also so much light.

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KyrstinElizabeth
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson

“Worry not, Miss Scrivener,” he said in his whispering voice. “I can see your soul as clearly as a flame within a glass.”

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KyrstinElizabeth
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson

She now understood that the world wasn‘t kind to young women, especially when they behaved in ways men didn‘t like, and spoke truths that men weren‘t ready to hear.

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InBooksILive
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My babies went to see their grandparents for a couple hours so I was able to read without interruption, can't remember the last time I could do that lol so got a little bit of reading down for #24b4monday ! Got quite a bit of hours to go still though! Hopefully I can tackle a few hours tonight. 😊

#litsypartyofone #mrbook1inamillion

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InBooksILive
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💔💔
How sad! Poor books 😔

Time read so far: 30 minutes 1 second

#24b4monday #litsypartyofone #mrbook1inamillion

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InBooksILive
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Airykah13
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This one was just ok for me. I did most of it on audio and while the narrator‘s voice was ok, I wasn‘t a fan of how she voiced the male characters. It was kind of annoying. But, as far as the story goes, it wasn‘t exciting enough for me. Maybe I‘ve been reading too many thrillers 🤷🏾‍♀️
🌟🌟🌟 1/2

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Booksbymybed
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Mehso-so

Done with Sorcery of Thorns, it was a very slow book for me. I liked the idea of the story, romance was a little too much of a slow burner, and I think 200 pages less would have gotten the plot where it ended up just as well. Enjoyed overall, but won‘t reread.

BookwormM Cute furbaby 1mo
Booksbymybed @BookwormM thank you 💜 1mo
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alisonrose
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
Mehso-so

I definitely appreciate that there were some truly unique elements to this story, and that the basic plot wasn‘t overly convoluted. The descriptions of scenery and magic were fun and evocative. However, I also found that a lot of the story was fairly derivative, and this was a great example of why NOT EVERY YA FANTASY NEEDS A ROMANCE. It wasn‘t believable at all and they had zero chemistry. It was exciting at times, but draggy in between. 3/5 ⭐️

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MartinaLove
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#chillingphotochallenge Day 4,

When I saw the word coffin I immediately thought of the book Sorcery of Thornes. It's one of my favorite book of the year.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick

Maybe 1 point :)

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alisonrose
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson

She now understood that the world wasn‘t kind to young women, especially when they behaved in ways men didn‘t like, and spoke truths that men weren‘t ready to hear.

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lost.in.a.book
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wow... I loved this world and the magical system. I don't want to give too much away about this book, but it's about great libraries, grimoires, apprenticeships, wardens, sorcerers, demons, and ❤

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Brittbritt
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This book had a lot of hype so I was a little nervous going in but I shouldn‘t have been. The world was so unique and the characters were so vivid. The romance was adorable and I wanted even more from it. Plot was this books downfall, particularly towards the end but overall it was a fun read that stood out from other ya fantasies 4.5⭐️

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Melismatic
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge Day 2: Spell — this is on my TBR...unsure if I‘ll get to it in October tho. 🧙🏻‍♀️#scarathlon

1 pt #TeamStoker
@TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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alisonrose
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He snapped the notebook shut. “I know all of this must be very frightening for you, but try not to agitate yourself. Excitement will only worsen the inflammation.”

She stared. “The—what?”

“The inflammation of your brain, Miss Scrivener,” he explained patiently. “It is quite common among women who read novels.”

😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

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leilanis_reading
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I loved this book ❤️ had mystery, fantasy and a little romance thrown in. Great start, kinda rushed ending and questions left unanswered but I definitely still recommend this book

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alisonrose
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Among people I follow on Instagram and Booktube, the ratings really run the gamut for this one, but it involves magic, books, and a “mysterious demonic servant,” so it sounds promising to me! 🔮📚😈 #nowreading

alisonrose This is the Owlcrate exclusive edition, in case you were wondering about the pretty purple cover, which I LOVE. 2mo
Asthecroweflies I really liked this book. 2mo
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kezzlou85
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#covercrush #7covers7days #day6.

Anyone not played yet and want to? Consider yourself tagged.

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Carolyn11215
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Sentient grimoires, warrior librarians, evil sorcerer. What‘s not to love??!!!

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Beholderess
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Listening to this while picking hawthorns. Oddly appropriate
Still in love with the voice acting - the grimoires whispering, Silas, Nathaniel, it‘s spot on.
And still wondering why the apprentices at the Great Library, of all place, are taught nothing about current events. So much facepalm

#ya #fantasy #audiobook

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Beholderess
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Started listening to it the other day. Impressions so far - I adore the reader. She is whimsical, has a lot of range, and in general listening to her read feels like listening to a dear girlfriend recap her favorite TV series to me. The setting and heroine - no impressions so far, other than I‘d expect a girl raised in a library to be less ignorant #audiobook #ya

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Chase13
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It has been a while since I‘ve read a book that captivated me as much as this one did. I couldn‘t put it down! It‘s a great YA novel with magic, sword fights, and romance. I‘m also really happy that it was a stand alone novel. I definitely recommend it to all fans of fantasy.

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Branwen
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Congratulations to @GrilledCheeseSamurai #sixdigitsamurai for his awesome litsy milestone! 👏📚😀🎉🎊 The tagged book is my favorite YA fantasy that I have read so far this year!

I love litsy so much because of the positivity that I find here. Everyone feels like family and litsy to me feels like home. 💕📚

Thanks for hosting such a cool giveaway, friend! 💕

Tagging @DaveGreen7777 of course! 😘

DaveGreen7777 Awww, thanks for the tag, Becky! 🥰 3mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 You're welcome! I figured you would want to know about this fantastic giveaway, if you didn't already! 😁💕 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai I've seen this book around a lot lately! I might just haveta check it out. 🤷‍♂️. Thanks for playing along. 👏❤️ 3mo
Branwen @GrilledCheeseSamurai Thank YOU for hosting! 🤗 And you totally should read it! It completely blew me away! 📚💕 3mo
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Chase13
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Starting this book tonight. I‘m super excited! I heard great things.

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Siosue
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I loved this book! A well written story with a librarian as the hero. There were so many good quotes that I wish I had written them all down. Elisabeth is a strong protagonist with some nice character development. Nathaniel is quite funny, I really enjoyed him as a character. I also liked the personification of the books. Some of the “reveals” were easy to spot, but overall I highly recommend this book!

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BookFairy1519
Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson

“You belong in the library, as much as any book.”
—Sorcery of Thorns

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BookFairy1519
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Wow! I can‘t believe how fast I finished this book! This novel was a whirlwind of mystery and intricate plot twists. Many of the characters had a lot of depth, and as I mentioned, Nathaniel‘s dialogue was particularly witty. Elisabeth‘s character arc was enjoyably vast and Silas‘ whole character was so complex. A blend of dark fantasy, moments of humor, a dash of romance, and great world-building, Sorcery of Thorns is a good summer read. ✨

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BookFairy1519
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About a hundred pages into this one and I‘m really enjoying it! The story was a little slow at first, but I like it better and better as the chapters continue. Nathaniel‘s dialogue is so witty and clever; it‘s a nice element of comic relief within the book‘s setting. Elisabeth is a feisty character and it‘s interesting to watch her bravery surface throughout the story. BTW, this book cover is beautiful!

#bookworm #reading #novel

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aprilpohren
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Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVED this book!! It had me hooked from the beginning and I was completely wrapped in the spell of the characters. I highly recommend Sorcery of Thorns!!!

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cherylmorton
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“‘I see you‘ve been spending a great deal of time alone with Magister Thorn. Has he declared his intentions?‘

‘I wish he would,‘ Elizabeth said. ‘He hardly makes sense half the time. Knowing his intentions would be helpful.‘

Nathaniel made a choking sound. ‘She doesn‘t mean it that way,‘ he assured everyone, taking Elizabeth‘s arm. ‘She‘s a feral librarian, you see—raised by booklice, very tragic...‘”

#ferallibrarian is my new life goal 😂

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BookFairy1519
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Got a new book recently! Looking forward to this one! Also, it has a GORGEOUS cover!!

#reading #bookhaul #tbr #fantasy #novel

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e.c.vitoria
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This was so good!! Dark and Atmospheric, with lots of monsterous books and soft demons 🤗🖤.

9/10 💫

AllieLovesBooks 💙I loved that book too!🧡 (edited) 3mo
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Born.A.Reader
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My library haul while I'm recovering from surgery. The bottom two and the top one were recs from @HeatherBlue and the 2 yellow and the white are some of President Obama's recommendations he just put on his Facebook.

HeatherBlue Can‘t wait to hear what you think of them and Daughter of the Siren Queen 💜💜💜 3mo
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Carlie892
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THIS BOOK. I don‘t have the words to describe how much I loved Sorcery of Thorns. I stayed up way too late to finish it (hello #baddecisionsbookclub) and all I want to do is start it again from the beginning. I‘ve been impatiently awaiting this book from the moment I finished An Enchantment of Ravens, and it surpassed all my expectations. Now I‘m suffering from a hell of a book hangover, and I wouldn‘t have it any other way.

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aprilpohren
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Popping in to say "Hello!" Haven't been around much with the busy summer but have gotten in some great reading. Loving Sorcery of Thorns right now as well as a couple of graphic novels through NetGalley. Hope everyone has been having a great summer!

SamanthaMarie Happy Summer to you as well :) 3mo
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Katja
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“There is always more than one way to see the world. Those who claim otherwise would have you dwell forever in the dark.”

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Cailey_Mac
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Laying outside in the hammock reading after a walk at the lake; definitely a great Sunday! #currentread #walks #sunshine

brit91 A perfect Sunday!😍📚 3mo
Cailey_Mac @brit91 it really was! 3mo
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Cailey_Mac
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Idk how I forgot to show off my cute Eleven bookmark! #strangerthings #currentread #readingslowly

ShyBookOwl Yes!!! 3mo
Karkar Love it!!! 3mo
ladym30 Adorable!😍 3mo
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e.c.vitoria
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Shley9225 Ooooh you got one of Rosie‘s papercraft prints?? Jealous!!! 3mo
e.c.vitoria @Shley9225 it's not one of the 3d ones unfortunately but still beautiful 😍. But If you're interested you can get one here (it comes with the book): https://litjoycrate.com/collections/books/products/restricted-section-book 3mo
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Cailey_Mac
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I decided to have a little arts and crafts tonight, and painted my own edges with acrylic paint from Michael‘s, based off a YouTube video I watched; they didn‘t turn out half bad!😊📚 #diy #paintededges #phew

Crazeedi That's very cool, great idea!!👍❤ 4mo
Puredragonstar I was just about to ask where you got The priory with the orange pages! Lol, great job they look fantastic! 😂 😍👍🏻🤩 4mo
Cailey_Mac @Crazeedi thank you!😊😊 @Puredragonstar thanks!😊 I did that one intentionally because I loved the oranges sprayed pages but didn‘t get to purchase it in time! 4mo
sudi They all look so good, especially Heartless 😍 4mo
Cailey_Mac @sudi thank you 😊😊 4mo
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emtobiasz
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I‘m picky with my books about libraries and librarians, but this one held up to my high expectations. Great fantasy adventure full of magic, demons, plotting and books, and the romance plot line is sweet but stays secondary. (Didn‘t hurt that Nathaniel reminds me of heroes like wizard Howl and Numair Salmalin.) Some of the world building could have been stronger, but all in all this is exactly what I want from #YA #fantasy.

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BookishRedhead
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This book is everything!
Magic, kickass females, handsome boys that need a kick every once in a while and a library that fights back.

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SamaraBear
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Who doesn‘t like a place with books in it?!

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Cailey_Mac
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Finally cracking a book in over a week; it feels good! #currentread #owlcrate #myhappyplace