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The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Ten Thousand Doors of January | Alix E. Harrow
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Koffeejazzandbooks
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MadDashReading
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Mehso-so

I've been reading this book off and on for the past couple of months after initially abandoning it last year. The first half is slow, but once I hit the halfway point, I was hooked. It reminds me a bit of David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks and Netflix's The Umbrella Academy. I just wish the exposition hadn't taken so long to set up! This is a good enough pick for those who love fantasy. #modernmrsdarcy #febpick

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Hedgbric
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I really enjoyed this one! One of my book clubs picked it for this month. It is slow-going at first, but well worth the time taken to read it.

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wen4blu
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“Words and their meaning have weight in the world of matter, shaping and reshaping realities through a most ancient alchemy.”

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JaneyWaneyB
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Mehso-so

A strange tale of Doors, lost worlds, stories and changing times. I was intrigued and then lost in the middle as the writing didn't grip me and then the end of the book saved it. I may be unpopular for saying this but this book didn't live up to the hype for me, it was...alright.

#UnpopularOpinion #BeautifulCovers #Fantasy #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #ReadingDay #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Readers #Tea #Reading #BookWorm #BookLover

squirrelbrain That‘s a bit ‘blah‘ - hopefully your next book will be better....🤞 4d
JaneyWaneyB @squirrelbrain it was a bit blah, all reviews have raved and all I can think is 'what have I missed?' 🤞 for the tagged book I'm halfway through. Are you reading anything good? 4d
squirrelbrain Sometimes books are over-hyped and you do wonder if it‘s you..! I‘m reading Wolf Hall for the #conqueringcromwell #buddyread, which I‘m enjoying and then the rather more fluffy Anna K, which is very different but also rather enjoyable! 4d
JaneyWaneyB @squirrelbrain I've heard good things about Wolf Hall, enjoy 😁 4d
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mcctrish
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This book is all the things! Magical, beautiful, suspenseful, unique, breathtaking. It‘s a fairytale wrapped into a gothic suspense of mysticism. I put it down again and again so it wouldn‘t end but like an addiction I picked it right back up. Then put it down and paced around and picked it right back up.

Scochrane26 Such a great story. ❤️ 5d
LoverOfLearning I lived the audio version so much! 5d
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mcctrish Oh @LoverOfLearning I bet it was amazing to listen to 5d
LoverOfLearning @mcctrish Yes. Beautiful story. 4d
rachaich Beautiful cover 2d
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Rae2
Mehso-so

I did not enjoy this one as much as I would have liked. The idea of hidden doors to different worlds was cool, but the execution was off. The main character was weak and rather unlikable through much story. She was basically a bi-racial version of Bella from Twilight, so weak and melodramatic but everyone magically loves her, including the dog. And then she gets super powers. The ending tied things up but was lacking any real catharsis. Just meh.

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NatalieR
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Loved seeing Alix E. Harrow at a nearby Kentucky library discussing her debut novel. So awesome that she‘s a Kentucky author. She has such a wonderful personality; humble, kind, and humorous. Great news for her fans...book #2 is expected to be released in October. The idea for her 3rd book was also eerily similar to the book Erin Morgenstern is writing, so she‘s working out another idea.

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GondorGirl
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Guys... this might be the closest to perfect a book has ever come. It wedged itself into my chest and made me cry because it was just so damned beautiful. I'm devastated that I won't be able to read it again for the first time. I'm ruined.

Butterfinger Wonderful review. 7d
Branwen I loved this book SO MUCH! 😍 7d
ju.ca.no Lovely picture and great Review! I'm intrigued! 6d
LoverOfLearning Amazing amazing amazing story! I never read a book in this genre before and I was hesitant. But I absolutely loved it. 6d
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e.c.vitoria
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This took me a bit to get into but I wound up really enjoying 💜!

8/10 💫

LoverOfLearning Loved this one! I never read a book in this genre before so I was hesitant, but I loved it! And the cover is just gorgeous! 6d
e.c.vitoria @LoverOfLearning It is a really good one 😍 and yes, so pretty! 5d
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jenniferajanes
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I LOVE this book! I‘m horrified to think that I might never have read it if it wasn‘t the February pick for the #mmdbookclub. #modernmrsdarcy #mmdreading

This book has stories and books within stories and books. I highlighted 29 quotes, which is crazy for me to do in fiction. There are so many thoughts about words and their power, about family, and love and . . . I can‘t adequately do it justice. READ THIS BOOK! I will definitely reread it.

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amber_ldsmom
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Got my reads in for March 😁
Book haul = Happiness (no matter how temporary it may be)

gradcat Looks good to me! And I appreciate that you specify that they are for March, and not for one week!! How do these people read six books a week! 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣😂♥️ 5d
amber_ldsmom @gradcat I do not know. That seems impossible to me! 5d
gradcat @amber_ldsmom I know, I agree. I‘m just doing my best to meet challenge prompts at this point...never thought I would feel like reading is as obligatory, and as underwhelming, as homework. Okay, but that‘s just my take...an embittered old biddy! Don‘t listen to me! 5d
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Vinjii
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What lovely prose and what a lovely story. Quiet, poetic and beautiful. Don‘t expect too much action and a fairly passive heroine, but I found it wonderful nonetheless ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LoverOfLearning I never read a book in this genre before. Just a random gamble on Audible. But I loved it!! 6d
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megnews
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Yoshi-and-a-book 😂💕 2w
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mcctrish
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Road trip across the border 🎉

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the_reading_bee
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I know we're not supposed judge a book by its cover, but this is just too beautiful to resist!

SW-T A belated welcome to Litsy! @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2w
LoverOfLearning This is the first time I read this genre. And I loved it! 6d
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PlantyLibrarian
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I could not believe the beauty of the language of this story. It captured me and sailed on a wide, world-weaving sea. It is the top book I‘ve read in 2020 and has made its way into my top three books I‘ve ever read.

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PlantyLibrarian
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Maybe all powerful men are cowards at heart, because in their hearts they know power is temporary.

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AmberWB
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@CoffeeNBooks Harper, thank you so much! I love coming home to book mail! 🥰🥰 Thanks for thinking of me!!!!

CoffeeNBooks Happy Birthday, Birthday Twin! 😁 2w
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PlantyLibrarian

"They always end up alone in the stories - witches, I mean - living in the woods or mountains or locked in towers. I suppose it would take a brave man to love a witch, and men are mostly cowards."

Louise Awww, poor men! 😂 2w
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suvata
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ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD pick for February 2020.

I‘m not a big fan of FANTASY but this book was FANTASTIC — a FANTASTICAL delight. Excellent choice!

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Sara_Planz
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I‘m in love with this book. Shades of Narnia, love, magic, family bonds and Capital V Villians.

ju.ca.no So pretty😍 2w
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suvata
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Coming up in February 2020 ...
#suvataPicks #FebruaryTBR #Bookstagram

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Soubhiville 😍 nice! Makes me want to pick this book up. 3w
megnews @Soubhiville I‘m a sucker for books with characters who understand the love of books. Enjoying this one for sure. 3w
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Ms.Story Love this!! 3w
SilversReviews LOVE this. 3w
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HeyT
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This was as good as all the hype. I absolutely loved January‘s story and the world(s) the author created. I‘m usually the last person to come to seeing where the story is heading and so I was surprised to figure a few things out before January did herself. Seeing where things were headed seemed to enhance the moments when they came though rather than ruin them.
#BuriedAliveChallenge

Nute I like the cover art for this book! 2w
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Carolyn11215
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January was an amazing month of books! And pretty productive as well since I gobbled up 11 books! My fave was definitely the tagged book. I adored January!!! Close behind were 10 Minutes 38 Seconds and Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

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BookishMe
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#santhiReads2020 - January edition
Included only the books I began and finished in the past month.
4 #ebooks
3 paperbacks
The rest were read in both digital format and as physical books ;D

Tanisha_A Nice to see you back! 🙂👋 3w
BookishMe @Tanisha_A thank you ☺️☺️ it feels good to return ;D 3w
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glitterkitty459
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#Januarystats #Januarywrapup #readingstats

First reading wrap up of the year!!
Heavy on the nonfiction this month, which takes me a lot longer to get through than fiction.
Most of these have been on my TBR for forever, so I was glad to finally get to them.

Favorite: The Ten Thousand Doors of January ♥️ ✨
Least favorite: Where'd you go Bernadette #unpopularopinion 🤷‍♀️

tdrosebud WTG!! 3w
Alytrue The Sixth Extinction has been on my shelf for a while. Did you enjoy it? 3w
glitterkitty459 @Alytrue I didn't love it, but it was pretty solid. I wished it was a bit more cohesive between the subjects the author was writing about. Hope this helps! 😊📚 3w
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Kimberlone
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When your book and your bottle match 💜🖤

Finishing up this book today!

MrBook Hah! That‘s great! 😁 3w
Megabooks Nice!! 3w
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Scochrane26
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My #Januarywrapup Read 9 books—6 physical/3 audio, 4 NF/5 fiction, 3 are books I owned before january/others are from library, 1 for book club, 7 were on tbr before January. The tagged was my favorite.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I finished 2 graphic novels and 2 audiobooks, plus I'm nearly finished with two more books. Not a bad January considering I was finishing up a work project. I'll work on reviews the next few days. #januaryrecap #januarywrapup

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PlantyLibrarian
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Sentences may alter the weather, and poems might tear down walls. Stories may change the world.

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MallenNC
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I'm trying to keep up with the Modern Mrs. Darcy book club picks this year. I loved January's choice so I have high hopes for this one in February.

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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover!!! 🖤🖤 3w
OriginalCyn620 Cool cover! 3w
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KatieDid927
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I adored this book and devoured the whole thing this weekend. Beautiful story.

umbrellagirl Love this cover. 3w
KatieDid927 @umbrellagirl Me too, it's beautiful. 3w
Kimberlone I read 200pages of this yesterday! Totally sucked me in. 3w
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Kimberlone
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Need to finish before the end of January!

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Gryffleclaw95
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5/5)

This was a unique read that is a must read for book lovers and adventurers. Harrow did a great job with her characters, including a well-rounded villain, and gave us a book filled with adventure, self-discovery, family, betrayal, and a touch of romance. Overall, I enjoyed the writing, despite being slow at times, along with the worlds and themes involved.

🚨TRIGGERS INCLUDE: animal abuse, self-harm

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FlyOverFarm4
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This book was so unexpected! I was shocked to find it was the debut novel for this author. She paints worlds so vividly and describes feelings in such precise ways that you feel all of the emotions. I had to take a moment after I finished the last page to process this one. Highly recommend!

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TheEllieMo
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1. Both equally.

2. Amazon for Kindle, Waterstones for physical.

3. Yes

4. BorrowBox (my local library service‘s offering), Scribd or Audible, depending on availability.

5. Tagged!

#ThursdsySurvey @laurenslibrary

laurenslibrary Thanks for playing! 4w
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Kimberlone
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Well, I had a not so great morning. While driving to work a car in the next lane slammed into me and then drove off (hit and run), but thankfully a number of Good Samaritans witnessed the accident and even followed the driver. Eventually the police did apprehend the person who hit me. I was not hurt, but definitely shaken up so decided to just go home and not attempt work today. Reading the tagged book and watching Netflix to relax.

jen_the_scribe I liked this for the book, but so sorry you went through that today! Glad you're safe! 1mo
Karisa Wow! How frightening! I love Russian Doll and Ten Thousand Doors of January. Fantasy to the rescue! 1mo
TheSpineView How awful! Glad you are Ok! 1mo
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BennettBookworm I‘m so sorry!! How awful. Glad to hear you‘re doing okay all things considered! 1mo
Cortg Wow! I‘m so glad you‘re ok and thankful so many good people did the right thing! You deserve some Netflix in your life today. 1mo
Librarybelle Glad you‘re okay! 1mo
Panic70 Glad you are ok! Hope tomorrow is a better day. 1mo
Tamra Yikes! Take care. 1mo
WhatWouldJaneDo I'm glad you're okay and they caught the person! So scary! 1mo
AmyK1 Glad you‘re okay! 1mo
Butterfinger I hate that. Glad the person was caught. 1mo
Nute Oh no! It‘s good to hear that you were not hurt and that you are doing okay. Thank goodness for people helping to ensure that the right thing is done. 1mo
Eggs Glad you are not hurt physically! Good for you taking some time for yourself after all that 1mo
Tanisha_A Oh god! Good to know you're okay. 1mo
Bookwomble Good to hear you weren't injured, Kimberley. These accidents can shake you up. I hope dune bibliotherapy and a little TLC helped 💗 4w
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SW-T
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This started off strong, hit a couple of bumpy patches, then smoothed out and totally charmed me by the end.

Little things caught my eye however - like saying the family fed corn to their cows. Cows eat grass. After WWII people started processing and feeding corn to cows, hence all the added antibiotics as well. Anyway, personal pet peeves aside, turned into a good read. Adored January, liked Jane, and fell in love with Samuel and Bad.

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Literary_Siren
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I absolutely loved this! I don‘t really know what more to say about it. It gives you jumble of emotions; anger, fear, the emotions you experience when you read about love lost and then found. I hear it‘s very similar to The Starless Sea, which is on my TBR mountain, so I will let a couple months pass before I read it.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm halfway through this book and really enjoying it. Thanks god the tip about it being similar to The Starless Sea. I will also wait a while before getting around to that one. 1mo
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KellyHerself
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This book wasn‘t for me. I don‘t know if I read it too close to Starless Sea and that‘s why I didn‘t care for it (they‘re very similar in a few ways) or what. But I was bored for most of it and I am glad to be finished.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This is what my morning looks like. Dog cuddles and reading. 💖

I felt that it was appropriate to read a book with January in the title during the month of January.

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JaneyWaneyB
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My next read which I'm going to dive headfirst into this afternoon. I'm really looking forward to this book as I've seen so many good reviews. My new tracker bookmark from BritishBookArt on Etsy 😍

#Books #BookNerd #Bookaholic #TBR #Read #BeautifulCovers #BookWorm #BookLover #Fantasy #YA #WeekendAllBooked #Lazyday #Bookmarks #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Readers #Tea #Reading

rmaclean4 Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this one. I have been on the fence. 1mo
JaneyWaneyB @rmaclean4 🤔I will let you know x 1mo
Literary_Siren I‘m really enjoying it so far! And I love that bookmark! 1mo
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Debdeb I love the idea of that bookmark!! Such a fab idea! 1mo
JaneyWaneyB @Debdeb I'll pop one in the February #LitsyLove mailout for you 😀💌 1mo
Literary_Siren Thank you! Email sent!🤩 1mo
Debdeb That‘s very kind of you!! Thank you! 1mo
JaneyWaneyB @Debdeb you're welcome I'm loving this Litsy Love pen pal list 😁 1mo
Debdeb It‘s amazing isn‘t it! I loved the book swap we did for thanksgiving! Just had a peek at where you are ... I was born there & my family live(d) in and around 😀 1mo
JaneyWaneyB @Debdeb what a small world! I've found another Essex Girl 😁 I seem to miss a lot of the book swaps I've only taken part in one and it was fantastic so definitely want to do a few more this year 1mo
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