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The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Ten Thousand Doors of January | Alix E. Harrow
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booksandsympathy
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"If we address stories as archaeological sites, and dust through their layers with meticulous care, we find at some level there is always a doorway. A dividing point between here and there, us and them, mundane and magical. It is at the moments when the doors open, when things flow between worlds, that stories happen."

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booksandsympathy
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Out of work for the week. Starting this book this evening when I get home.

GondorGirl One of my favorite books of all time- I can't wait to hear what you think about it! 1d
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britt_brooke
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The dampness is bone chilling this morning, but Champ demands his walk. 🥶🎧🐾

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy #bookclub

BeeMagical What a handsome boy!! 😍 5d
britt_brooke @BeeMagical Thank you! 🐾 5d
AlaMich His “let‘s GO already” vibe is very apparent in the photo! 😂🐶❤️ 5d
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britt_brooke @AlaMich 100% 😂 5d
Megabooks I‘m luck I can take molly on her long walk in the afternoon. It was cold today! 5d
britt_brooke @Megabooks It was not a nice day today. I usually take Champ at 6:30, but made him wait a couple of hours today. It was not enjoyable. 😂 He, on the other hand, loves the cold! 4d
Megabooks Well if I had that much fur, I‘d like the cold too! 😂 4d
Shemac77 💚💚💚 4d
britt_brooke @Megabooks Right?! And poor guy hates hot, humid days. 4d
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emz711
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I'm 2/3 of the way through and I feel like it's a poor man's Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Anyone else feel that way?

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britt_brooke
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Oh hey there, hometown, I see you! 👀

#bookclub #kentucky

smjohns Kentucky? I live in Paris, Kentucky. 1w
britt_brooke @smjohns Oh, nice! And, yes! 💙 I now live in the Nashville area, but Paducah is home. 1w
Megabooks Awesome! 1w
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paisleyjess
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Pretty good fantasy portal story. Lots of heart.

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Sydneypaige
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I wish the pacing of the book would have been a bit more consistent because I almost picked up another book to read at some points, but then in other parts couldn‘t put it down and stayed up too late to find out the whole story. An enjoyable read overall though with a story that does build well over time despite the pacing as you the reader gets a more complete understanding of January and her life - who I really came to love as a character.

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strangexlonely
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4⭐
One thing I really liked about this book vs other portal fiction books is that the story isn't really about the world beyond the portal but the idea that portals are a source of change for the world and that closing them off is detrimental. Also loved the fact that there are cats in all worlds.

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britt_brooke
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A little snow cream + my current IRL #bookclub selection. ❄️ 7” of snow and counting! ☃️

booksbrewsandbooze Oooooo, we‘ve got snow coming too! Also, I love that book! 2w
britt_brooke @booksbrewsandbooze I‘m enjoying it so far! Hope you get lots of good snow. This is quite a bit for us (Nashville area) and my kids and dog are loving it! 2w
HeatherBookNerd So much snow ❄️☃️ 2w
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mom2bugnbee All the snow! 😁 I really enjoyed that book as well! 2w
britt_brooke @mom2bugnbee I‘m enjoying it so far! 2w
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd 8” by the end! 2w
mabell In Nashville?!? In St. Louis, we‘ve only had .5 this season! 😭 2w
britt_brooke @mabell Yep! It‘s pretty nuts for here. I think it might be record. Downtown got 6-7 inches. Out in my burb, we got 8. Some nearby areas got close to 1ft! 2w
Cpg I remember that title- but I‘ve got to check if I read it or what. 🤷🏼‍♀️ That‘s a lot of snow! I‘m down south too (Bham AL area) that would be a big snow for us!!! An inch shuts us down! 😬 1w
britt_brooke @Cpg An inch shuts us down usually, too. We just don‘t have the equipment to clear the roads and people freak out! I‘ve lived in Wisconsin and Colorado, so it always cracks me up, but I was raised in Kentucky, so I get it. 😂 1w
Cpg @britt_brooke Yes!!! My parents lived in KY for a while and my Dad drove to work on snow covered roads there- but here we end up with a layer of ice which does make the driving tricky!!! 🥴 Driving on snow is not the same they say. 😊 1w
britt_brooke @Cpg We have more snow coming this weekend, apparently. 😩 1w
Cpg @britt_brooke It‘s fun for the kids- I prefer just seeing it- not the wet and cold! Lol! Your son will enjoy it! I‘m always praying we don‘t lose power with the ice! That‘s the worst- more enjoyable when inside is warm!!! 😍 1w
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Pogue
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Mehso-so

This was well written and the story was engaging. It was just not a winner for me.

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thevictoriousone
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Pickpick

Absolutely adored this book. It gave me Starless Sea and Addie LaRue vibes and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who likes the kind of books about how stories being magic into the world.

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thevictoriousone
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Current read! I also picked up a hard copy from the library because I‘m enjoying it so much. It‘s giving me Starless Sea and Addie LaRue vibes and I am VERY into it. Also just LOOK at this cover!

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Anoukeboek
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Mehso-so

I am not convinced. I really liked the idea of the Doors and all the different worlds. Only around 40% my interest grew a bit, but not a lot. I don't know why I didn't like this book. Nothing is wrong with it. Characters and plot are nice, there is a lot happening, the speed is quite nice. I kept having the feeling it would get better, but it didn't. Still a nice read though, just not more than nice.

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SeaToSkyes
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My match for #NewYearWhoDis is @BennettBookworm ! So many of the books from this list were already on my radar, so it will be exciting to finally get around to them! My plan is to read one per month starting with the tagged book. Can't wait to get started! #NYWD22

BennettBookworm Omg I‘m so happy and so excited about this! I love the idea of reading one per month- might steal that concept for your list, too! 🥰 2mo
SeaToSkyes @BennettBookworm I was honestly kind of shocked that there were so many books on your list that were already on my TBR...great minds think alike I suppose! ☺️ 2mo
monalyisha I added this one to my TBR from your list, @SeaToSkyes ! Looks interesting! 2mo
BennettBookworm Totally!! 2mo
SeaToSkyes @monalyisha that one does sound interesting! 2mo
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Zoe-h
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Man, I‘m really glad I didn‘t bail on this. After a few chapters, the plot really picked up. I liked the huge twist in the middle, but I thought that the ending was really abrupt. There is a bit of animal cruelty in this book, just thought that was worth mentioning. 5⭐️

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BennettBookworm
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THANK YOU @LiteraryinLawrence ! This book was Magic and Heart and Adventure! In its 374 pages I was lost and then found. The prose was dizzyingly beautiful and the story was utterly transporting. It was reminding me of Jasper Fforde‘s Eyre Affair, and if you know me, you know that‘s HIGH praise ❤️

Lucy_Anywhere I just finished this and loved it! 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence Whoa! Sounds like it really hit the sweet spot for you! 4mo
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CampbellTaraL
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Mehso-so

I struggled to get into this one, immediately put off by the YA aspect but I kept going, and while not completely rewarded for the effort, it was a good story overall. Some sections I was annoyed and skimmed while in others I was hooked. A lot tried to resolve all at once at the very end.

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Zuhkeeyah
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Ready for August #bookspinbingo

#bookspin is The Ten Thousand Doors of January

#doublebookspin We Were Never Here

Thanks @TheAromaofBooks

BookDadGirlDad Where The Crawdads Sing was great. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 6mo
Zuhkeeyah @BookDadGirlDad I‘m hoping to finally read it this month. I‘ve owned the audiobook for almost a year but easily distracted by new releases. 6mo
BookDadGirlDad @Zuhkeeyah I have that same issue. Always shuffle the TBR for the new shiny one 6mo
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MrsBibliophile
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Captivating. Truly entrancing. Like stepping into someone else's imagination of pure magic. I loved every page of this book, even the parts that were emotionally difficult to read. I've never dreaded the end of book this much.

I want everyone to read this book.

Bklover I really loved this one! 6mo
MrsBibliophile It read like poetry in many parts ♡ 6mo
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Sarahdavidson
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A fantastical journey of stories and the power they hold. The middle dragged but it led the story to a very satisfying end. Amazing prose, very vivid and magical. #pieandsnackbookclub

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 4mo
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rethier1
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This was a lovely book. Such a unique story and I felt positively transported to another place and time by the smooth writing. It felt a bit slow in a couple parts, but overall, I greatly enjoyed it and it was a good read. #adventure #coverlove

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ladybean0814
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5/5⭐ an amazing change for me I loved this historical fantasy ♥️

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Becca95
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The cover of this book is what convinced me to buy it! It is a little bit slow at first and I do think that some elements could have been introduced a bit sooner but overall I really enjoyed this book and would definitely read it again ✨

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I chose a couple of books off my read list for the #CuriousCovers #Flowers prompt.

I liked The Ten Thousand Doors of January and didn't like Hausfrau. At least it has a pretty cover.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Eggs They‘re both lovely 🌹💐🌸 7mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Heading up north and starting this for #lmpbc on the three hour car ride. 🌦🚗📖
#summer2021 @Lauram #readinthecar

mcipher I loved that book! 7mo
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Allthebookclubs
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It took me a little bit to get into this but once I did I was hooked. I listened to it (sped up) on part 1 of our road trip back home today and it was a great distraction from my kids (but not the road, lol). Book 36 in 2021

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FelinesAndFelonies
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I think my favorite is The 10,000 Doors of January. What about you? If I didn't tag you, please share your favorite anyway! I'm in the mood for judging a book by its cover.

@TheAromaofBooks @Reggie @Trashcanman @Q84 @LazyLibrary @Eggs @MsMelissa @TheNerdyProfessor

Scochrane26 I love the cover for the tagged, too. My current favorite cover is The Electric Kingdom. 8mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Scochrane26 Ooo! I just looked it up! That is really pretty! 8mo
thegreensofa This one is just so dreamy looking 🧡 8mo
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FelinesAndFelonies @thegreensofa That cover is breathtaking! 8mo
Q84 The gilded one. Circe but the flower edition. The lost apothecary. There's so many! 8mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Q84 I looked up the Circe cover. That one is gorgeous! 8mo
Tera66 The Cover of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, i want it on a poster, coffee cup, tshirt whatever. I love it.💗 8mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Tera66 It is a lovely cover. 8mo
LazyLibrary Ooooohhh!!! This is a hard one! But I‘m going to go with The Farthest Away Mountain by Lynne Ried Banks. That book is the reason I became a reader as a little girl and it was DEF the cover that attracted me to begin with! And I still love my copy to this day. There are two out there, but the later edition is the one that got me. 8mo
tpixie Yes! Best cover! 7mo
tpixie @Q84 yes! The Lost Apothecary is gorgeous! 7mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “When I was seven, I found a door. I suspect I should capitalize that word, so you understand I‘m not talking about your garden-or-common-variety door that leads reliably to a white-tiled kitchen or a bedroom closet. When I was seven, I found a Door.”

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Readergrrl
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I must apologize to my #LMPBC group! I‘m so behind! I‘m about 3/4 of the way through The Lace Reader and just received 10000 Doors in the mail. It‘s just end of school year craziness in the most chaotic year ever. I have seniors, so getting them in the path to graduation has been ALL consuming! School ends on June 8 and I will have both out to next on the list by then. Im so sorry!!

rockpools Your bitmoji looks very much like my day today - only mine would be less well turned-out, and the stapler would probably be buried under another heap of paper! Good luck with the next couple of weeks! 8mo
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kelli7990
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Mehso-so

Here‘s my review for another book I finished listening to. I‘m counting this book for different reading challenges that I‘m participating in this year.

☑️Book Bought As A New Release - #theunreadshelfproject2021
☑️Read A Book With Flowers On The Cover Or In The Title - #tbrknockout
☑️Bought It For The Cover - #beatthebacklist
☑️A Book Everyone Seems To Have Read But You - #popsugarreadingchallenge2021

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Pickpick

Good book! I did end up skimming parts of it where I thought it was too wordy and less plot advancing, but overall a good YA book!

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IuliaC
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Mehso-so

Strong metaphor for the attempt to escape reality, separation and abandonment, beautifully illustrated through the idea of inter-connected many-worlds and rich lyricism in the descriptions.
Nonetheless, a bit too predictable, neither very interesting nor original plot and characters, incapable of triggering powerful and persisting emotions or that feeling of nostalgia that still lingers at least for a few hours once the book is finished.

KatieDid927 Agreed. 9mo
IuliaC @KatieDid927 😊👍 9mo
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IuliaC
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Lovely, relaxing weekend read

"It was a bright spring morning, full of promise. Most travellers are familiar with this kind of weather - when the wind blows westward and warm but the ground still chills the soles of your feet, when the tree buds have begun to unfurl and scent the air with secret springtime madness - and they know those days are made for leaving"

IuliaC "There's only one way to run away your own story, and that's to sneak into someone else's. I unwedged the leather-bound book from beneath my matress and breathed in the ink-and-adventure smell of it." 9mo
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Beatlefan129
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This book was a joy to read. I love the idea of magical doors that serve as gateways between worlds. The writing is gorgeous and I loved her use of imagery in describing words and even letters—for example, she compares a P to someone standing with their hand on their hip. While telling an entertaining story, she also touches on a lot of really important themes such as racism, sexism, and classism without ever being preachy.

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rjsthumbelina
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Do you ever have a book that you connected with so well that you're almost afraid to talk to others about the experience, bc you know not everyone will love it the way you do? This book was pretty much as perfect as it gets for me; Harrow gets added to my auto-buy list. Beautiful, and contained nearly ALL of my favorite tropes. Nothing negative to say at all. Read for #LMPBC. Should get to the next person Wednesday or so

Scochrane26 I‘m excited because she said on insta that her 3rd book is “a Kentucky-gothic beauty and the beast”. 9mo
rjsthumbelina @Scochrane26 I pre-ordered it the day I finished January! It looks great. Haven't read her other book, but I already owned a digital copy even before reading January 9mo
Scochrane26 @rjsthumbelina I didn‘t know it was that close to being published. Will have to pre-order, although I‘ll probably wait to see if she‘s doing a signing at my local bookstore. She prob will—it‘s close & she did one for January. 9mo
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rjsthumbelina @Scochrane26 I'm jealous! That's very cool. It looks like right now the release date of her new one is October of this year 9mo
Mynameisacolour Hey, did you receive Artemis for #lmpbc? 9mo
rjsthumbelina @Mynameisacolour yes, I did. Just started it yesterday, in fact.lol 9mo
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peanutnine
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March #MonthinReview
17 books finished
1 DNF
6 audiobooks
3 nonfiction
And only 4 that weren't on my monthly TBR 😅
I was able to finish both my #bookspin and #doublespin books and got 3 bingos! If I had to choose a favorite read, it would be the tagged book. But it was a great month of reading overall! Looking forward to April 😊

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brandierickson
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“I should have known: destiny is a pretty story we tell ourselves. Lurking beneath it there are only people, and the terrible choices we make.”

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rjsthumbelina
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That top paragraph is wonderful!

Really enjoying this pic for #lmpbc #groupI
@Readergrrl @Mynameisacolour @tdrosebud

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Kgaudiuso
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Mehso-so

I really loved the beginning of this book, but to be honest, it took me awhile to understand what was going on between all of the character‘s stories, and I found some of the chapters dragged on a bit. I detested the idea that a ‘vampire‘ was even a character in this book, and felt like she could have been more imaginative with the other characters from other worlds. I do like the way the book ended, although it was rushed and very short.

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Johanna414
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The books are here! I'm really looking forward to reading everone's comments on this one!
@Jerdencon Yours is in the mail - I forgot to post when I sent it. You should have it any day now! @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers #lmpbc

Jerdencon Hi - I came the other day. Was fun to read everyone‘s comments! @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 (edited) 10mo
Johanna414 @Jerdencon oh good! It shipped fast this time! 10mo
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claudiuo

Just finished my March #BookSpin and I really loved it. Leaving aside the Fantasy elements, this was just beautiful writing. The characters, their interactions and love stories, the idea, I really loved it.
And quotes like “Books can smell of cheap thrills or painstaking scholarship, of literary weight or unsolved mysteries.“
Definite pick! 👍

Thanks again @TheAromaOfBooks!

Also thanks to @BookishMarginalia for #LitsyAtoZ 2021

claudiuo Another quote I just have to share: “Those of you who are more than casually familiar with books—those of you who spend your free afternoons in fusty bookshops, who offer furtive, kindly strokes along the spines of familiar titles—understand that page riffling is an essential element in the process of introducing oneself to a new book.“ 10mo
AllisonM89 Have you read The Once and Future Witches?? I loved it even more than 10,000 Doors 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence These quotes are magical! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
claudiuo @AllisonM89 Thanks for letting me know. I've found out about it at the end this book, but was not sure. Now it's on my library Holds list. Thank you! 10mo
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peanutnine
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This was a beautiful, fantastical novel full of magic portals, escapism, and searching for home. I enjoyed going on a journey with January as she grew up and started to discover who she was as an individual. The book within a book aspect was fun, and I liked how the scholarly tone of one juxtaposed the plot-driven adventure of the other. It really highlighted the theme of using reading and books as an escape from the world 📚✨

AllisonM89 By the way, her new book, The One and Future Witches, is EVEN BETTER (and i loved 10,000 Doors) 10mo
peanutnine @AllisonM89 That one is already on my TBR! I can't wait to read another of hers 10mo
jessjess This sounds amazing, adding to the TBR 10mo
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peanutnine
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This made me chuckle. It wouldn't surprise me. Cats do what they want 😼

Johanna414 I loved that line! 10mo
Apostcardlife My cat is definitely obsessed with opening all the doors 🤦‍♀️ 10mo
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peanutnine
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“If we address stories as archaeological sites, and dust through their layers with meticulous care, we find at some level there is always a doorway. A dividing point between here and there, us and them, mundane and magical. It is at the moments when the doors open, when things flow between the worlds, that stories happen.”

This writing is just as beautiful as the cover and I'm already hooked.

LoverOfLearning I LOVED this book! So beautiful and has a ton of depth. It was the first time I've ever read something from this genre. Gorgeous book. 10mo
Areader2 I loved this book also♥️ 10mo
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Citra182
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I‘m not going to lie when I started this book I thought it was kind of slow and began to wonder what all the hype was about. I am so glad I pushed through my initial doubts because WOW did it pick up and the writing - THE WRITING is just.... okay I need sleep. Good night! (15)

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ShelbyA7
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Book #10: Definitely shed a couple of tears reading this. Ade and Yule‘s impossible love story made my heart melt. I also loved January‘s relationship with her dog. In some ways, it reminded me of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.

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Citra182

Once we have agreed that true love exists, we may consider its nature. It is not, as many misguided poets would have you believe, an event in and of itself; it is not something that happens, but something that simply is and always has been. One does not fall in love; one discovers it.

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Citra182

But the rules were made by Lockes and Havemeyers, by wealthy men in private smoking rooms who pulled the world‘s riches to themselves like well-dressed spiders in the center of a golden web. People of significance; people who could never be locked away in small rooms and forgotten.

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cariashley
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This was just ok for me - the pacing and plotting could both have been better executed in my opinion. Some of the fantastical elements were introduced agonizingly slowly, while others felt rushed and superficially treated (especially at the end). Not bad but didn‘t all come together like I would have hoped. #BOTM

mdemanatee You would have fit right in with my book club‘s discussion a couple months ago! (edited) 11mo
LoverOfLearning I enjoyed this book as it was the first book I've ever read in this genre. But let's just admire this absolutely stunning cover! 11mo
j.rye The cover is gorgeous at least! 11mo
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cariashley @LoverOfLearning @j.rye the cover really is beautiful, so true!! 11mo
cariashley @mdemanatee ooh this would have been a great book club book, I would have had a LOT to say! 11mo
mdemanatee @cariashley there was a healthy discussion for sure! 11mo
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