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That Inevitable Victorian Thing
That Inevitable Victorian Thing | E.K. Johnston
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Laughterhp
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Day 5 - #covercrush #7days7covers

Feel free to join in! Post a picture of your favorite covers, no explanation needed.

Jas16 Such a pretty cover 3mo
emtobiasz This is such a beautiful cover, but my feelings on this book were extremely mixed! 3mo
sprainedbrain Oh that is gorgeous! 3mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Three total hours of sleep and an appointment for a recall notice for my car do not make for an auspicious beginning to my weekend. 😂

#readharder2019 #alternatehistory

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Laughterhp
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Who knew I had so many purple books!! I‘ve read all of these books except The Jane Austen Book Club And have loved all of them!

My goal is to read the Jane Austen book club once I finished reading all of Jane Austen‘s books. I think I have at least 2 more to read.

#purple #purplebooks #purplestacks #springintoreading

vkois88 I love My Lady Jane, and I'm working on My Plain Jane currently 8mo
Laughterhp @vkois88 My Plain Jane is on my list, but I feel like I should probably read Jane Eyre first to appreciate it! 8mo
vkois88 I probably should have.. but I'm enjoying it regardless. I know the basic premise of the original, so it's easy to pick up on. I've been listening to it as I've gone to the gym, and at work. It probably seems strange to people around me bc there are parts that have me actually laughing out loud 😁 8mo
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Kalalalatja
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Pickpick

A small pick from me. I enjoyed it, but the writing was a bit repetitive, I wanted more details about the world, and it felt a little too long, for me. In spite of that, I did really like the diversity and tolerance shown in the story, and I think a teen would enjoy this a lot!

Morr_Books I love the cover! 9mo
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Kalalalatja
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When I‘m not too tired, I‘m slowly making my way through this. Some of it I really like, but some of it just confuse me 😅

#currentlyreading

ephemeralwaltz What a cover! 9mo
emtobiasz I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts. I have... feelings about the ending I‘m still trying to decide about. 9mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 I‘ve been eyeing this one for awhile, it‘s been all over Litsy, BookTube & Bookstagram. I love alternate histories, plus the cover is so pretty! I didn‘t realise it at first, but the author also wrote Exit,Pursued By Bear, which is in my #MountTBRShelvesOfDoom. Set in a world where the British Empire still holds sway, Victoria-Margaret is queen-in-training, with 1 year in Canada to be free before being genetically matched & married.

RadicalReader @Lizpixie sensational snowy owl 10mo
Varshitha Hey Liz,, could you pls check Slack ?? 10mo
businessmermaid Love that cover! 10mo
Kalalalatja I just picked this up from the library today! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 💙💙💙 10mo
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emtobiasz
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I spent all day at a work training (how am I supposed to plan summer reading in a #polarvortex???) so now I think I deserve to curl up with this hot chocolate and #ya book. I won‘t tell you how much Bailey‘s is in that mug, but suffice to say I was feeling generous.

TheBookDream Baileys in hot chocolate is ❤️👌 10mo
valeriegeary Your hot coco is tempting me...... 10mo
readordierachel That is some serious cocoa 😍 10mo
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jackilynn
Mehso-so

Hmmmmm?!!

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jackilynn
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It has been snowing all day again so hiding underneath my blanket with a cup of tea and a book sounds like a good plan.

Eyelit That bookmark is so cool! 11mo
Shley9225 Can‘t wait to see what you think of this book—it‘s been sitting on my TBR for ages 11mo
jackilynn @Eyelit Isn't it though. I got it as a Christmas gift and it has become my new favorite thing lol 11mo
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jackilynn @Shley9225 it has on my TBR for ages as well. I got it in a subscription box months and months ago. Part of my 2019 reading goals is to read the back log of books I have got in subscription boxes and haven't gotten around to yet & this was the top of the stack. 11mo
Shley9225 @jackilynn lol if I tried to read all the books I own but haven‘t read yet I wouldn‘t read any new books at all this year. That is a daunting task you‘ve given yourself 11mo
jackilynn @Shley9225 what can I say but I like to dream big lol 11mo
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BethM
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The books that I ordered came! And in a non book related update- our agency scraped enough money together to operate until the 18th which means a full paycheck on the 25th at least. Thank goodness.

lahousewyfe That's a relief! Fabulous! 11mo
BethM @lahousewyfe it is! Now hopefully this doesn‘t drag into February. 11mo
Avanders 😅😅 Glad to hear it 🤗 11mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Isn‘t this a gorgeous cover? #CoverArt

Heideschrampf The nature/tech play is awesome! Looks like total #coverbuy i would make 11mo
BookishMarginalia @Heideschrampf Me too! I couldn‘t resist 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 11mo
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KarenUK Pretty! I love the title too 💕👍 11mo
JennyM 🥰🥰🥰 11mo
BethM This sounds intriguing! 11mo
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Woodsangel
Pickpick

I enjoyed this book and did both the audiobook and regular book reading. It was a different take on Victorian era manners and proceedings in an alternate reality. I preferred listening to the audiobook because the narrator was able to bring the Victorian era into the book for me. Enjoyed that the author was able to also include the LGBTQ community in the series which led to its believability in a more modernized way.

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Woodsangel
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Been so busy, haven‘t had the opportunity to read the physical book copy. Settling for the audiobook version from the library

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phyhill
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Started this audio today. I'm not loving the reader, but the book is fun so far.

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NotCool
Mehso-so

This wasn‘t bad. It was an interesting idea for a universe. I think it hit me the same way Jane Austin books do. At a certain point I just want to shout “I don‘t care about your romances! Somebody, for the love of god, do something interesting!”

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jckphnx
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Bailedbailed

Nope. Couldn‘t keep my interest.

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Johanna414
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this story, although I‘m still processing that ending... it was definitely different! I would recommend skipping the audiobook for this and going for s paper copy. The narrator wasn‘t terrible, but she did the most god awful annoying voices for all the children and elderly characters.

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Johanna414
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Went to listen to my audiobook last night and realized I must have fallen asleep while it was playing at some point... I had no idea what was going on! I was too tired to try and find my place in the paper copy then, so I‘m doing that this morning while I eat my oatmeal.

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Johanna414
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A few minutes of #audiocoloring before bed. I love the idea of this YA novel- hopefully it lives up to my hopes!

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Preciouz29
Mehso-so

This book left me perplexed. I liked it? But it was also very slow in portions. And the ending? I‘m so confused.

Johanna414 That‘s basically how I feel after just finishing it... 2y
Preciouz29 @Johanna414 nice to know I‘m not the only one! 2y
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Hauntedbybooks
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RaimeyGallant Beautiful cover. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. 2y
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RaimeyGallant My pleasure. :) 2y
PenguinInFlight Welcome to Litsy! 💜🎉I hope up enjoy it here! What a BEAUTIFUL cover! 😍 2y
Chelleo Welcome🤗 2y
Bostonmomx2 Welcome to Litsy @Hauntedbybooks 2y
Jess7 Welcome — and starting your #whotofollow train off by tagging a few and hopefully they will tag a few too - @Cinfhen @MarriedtoMrT @TricksyTails @Robothugs @cobwebmoth @TK421 @maich @suvata @LitsyBuddyRead @TheLibrarian 2y
cobwebmoth Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Amanda61 Welcome to Litsy!! 📚💜 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐😁 2y
TK421 Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Robothugs Welcome to Litsy! 😄 2y
TheLibrarian Welcome to Litsy! Also check out @britt_brooke @blondie @BarbaraTheBibliophage (edited) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheLibrarian Thanks for the intro! @Hauntedbybooks Welcome! 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
Hauntedbybooks Thanks so much everyone! 2y
MarriedtoMrT Thanks for the tag @Jess7 and welcome to Litsy! 2y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😁🎉📚 Thanks so much for the tag @Jess7 🤗 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🎊🙌🏻❤️ 2y
Crazeedi I love the cover! #covercrush 2y
the_book_hoarder This cover is absolutely gorgeous! 8mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

Super cute. I can‘t decide if it‘s #steampunk or not. Very Victorian (as you might guess from the title) with technology.

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Bexicans
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Trying to get into this...

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unabridgedchick
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Stumbled across this at my library and grabbed it based on title and cover alone. Queen Victoria's descendant will get a genetically-based match but has one wild summer before committing. !! Obviously, I'm starting this right now.

EmilyAnne I bought this based on the title and cover too! And I honestly had no idea what it's about 😊 now it's next on my list, so thanks! 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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Two more books for my shelves. The tagged one was meant to be a gift for @DeborahSmall but she obviously had the same idea and bought it for herself! 😂😂

DeborahSmall Ah well 🙈😘 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall it‘s telepathy all over again 😂 2y
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Melmar
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drokka I do like the tagged book's cover too. 2y
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therealdealbeall
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Pickpick

Finished this just now. Overall, I enjoyed it. The narration was excellent and the story itself was fun, with an intriguing premise. I didn't think that the ending was the most plausible thing in the world and seemed to wrap things up a little too neatly for the characters.

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therealdealbeall
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Found this one on Libby while looking for something to listen to at the gym this morning. Enjoying it so far, but I am thinking it may have been better to read than to listen so that I could pay closer attention to the alternating story lines.

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ralexist
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Pickpick

This was an interesting premise. A alternate universe UK in which its power has never diminished leading to an incredibly diverse and open-minded world including a bi, POC heir to the throne. Also, there's not a war between science and religion, they actually harmonize. My only issue is that this ended up being more of a love-triangle romance than originally advertised and I was more interested in the alt-universe part. Still really good though!

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annahenke
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Pickpick

In an alternate world where the Victorian period endured and expanded, genetic diversity is encouraged, and the heir to the throne is a POC, three people‘s lives become entwined over one unforgettable summer in Canada. For a traditional romance reader like me, this was a three star read because I wasn‘t satisfied with the ending even though I loved most of the story. Includes LGBTQ characters 😊

Cinfhen Sounds interesting and I see I‘ve previously stacked it😊 2y
Sue I'm about 100 pages in and i'm just loving it so far. 2y
heikemarie I forget this book then someone posts about it and I want it all over again! It checks so many boxes!! 2y
CoffeeK8 This sounds great!! 2y
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Sue
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I can't get over how gorgeous this cover is.

Jokila Stunning! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds That is a thing of beauty! 2y
annahenke Just finished this. Be curious to know what you think! 2y
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Eyelit It is very pretty, to be sure! 2y
JazzFeathers It is beautiful 😍 2y
Hollie 😍😍 2y
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okthislooksbad
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Pickpick

Finished this in front of the fireplace this morning, trying to warm up. I'm not gonna complain about our -5 degrees C, but.. Okay, maybe a little. 😨❄ Anyway, this one is slow as all get-out until around 55%-ish in, and then it picks up and becomes a neat little thing of friendship, love, families, gender and sexuality. All in all, not what I expected, but I adored it anyway. Also a surprise-book for my #Booked2018 - unconventional romance!

Cinfhen GreAt review and loved that you were able to work it for a prompt!!! 😊 2y
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StaceyKondla
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Mehso-so

This book was okay, but I feel like it tried to do too much, too fast, and without adequate support from the rest of the story. I liked the premise, the setting, the little homages to Canadian/Ontario life, but the characters fell a bit flat and the end was too convenient. The minor exploration of colonialism, genetics, gender identity and sexuality was done at a disservice to each topic. Too much, too fast, not enough world building.

rubyslippersreads So pretty, though. 😍 2y
StaceyKondla @rubyslippersreads - definitely a gorgeous cover! 2y
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StaceyKondla
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Hibernating happily on my bed and determined to finish this one today

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BookishMarginalia
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I was attracted to this because of the gorgeous cover, but the premise is pretty interesting too: in an alternate future where the British empire never fell, the crown princess has a last hurrah incognito in Toronto before she‘s scheduled to marry her genetically-perfect match. #BAM #TBRtemptation

PandaPanda I got this for Christmas I'm so excited to crack it open! 2y
Avanders 😑 that's my #blameitonlitsy face. 😜 2y
Laughterhp This book was so great!! 2y
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Hooked_on_books I agree about the cover—it‘s beautiful. 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 It is a beautiful cover! 2y
Dragon How cool. Prince Harry met his fiancée in Toronto. Stacking this one ? 2y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover ✨✨✨ 2y
ghosthost I put that on my TBR for the same reason. 2y
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okthislooksbad
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Soooo... is there a plot to be found somewhere in this book? I'm some 30% in and thus far all that's happened is that a bunch of people have went some some debut ball. I don't want to bail on it because it's well executed and all, but if nothing is going to happen I'm not sure if I want to finish it... Ugh, decisions. 😑

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PandaPanda
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My husband did a very good job this Christmas! All super pretty and on my list!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! He did an awesome job!!! #Husbandsoflitsy ❤️💕 I mailed the next book to you for our #LMPBC on 12-21! You should get it tomorrow according to my receipt... When I tried to track it just now it said “label created, not yet in the system.” I‘m a little worried about that!!! 😫Will you let me know if you get it?! I‘ll be at work if you want to just email me! 2y
PandaPanda @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes! No worries I'll email you if/when I get it!! Thanks for being so on top of sending it! I haven't even read yours yet (though I plan to start tomorrow And will be done on time) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m trying to stay ahead, it‘s hard at this time of the year!!! Turtles is a fast read!!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!! ❤️😘 2y
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okthislooksbad
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Test-driving my Christmas present. Been on the hunt for a good reading-tablet for the longest time and was gifted one of the better options, so I'm a happy little camper. Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate, and happy holidays to those who don't ❤️🎄 🎅

NovelGirl82 Merry Christmas! I‘ve missed seeing you!! (edited) 2y
okthislooksbad @NovelGirl82 Merry Christmas to you, too! ❤️ I've been a bit off my reading game for a while, but I have a feeling it's finally coming back to me! 😄 2y
NovelGirl82 That happens. It happened to me a few times this year. I hope that tablet works well for you! I have 2, but prefer my paperwhite after I‘ve been on my computer all day. Easier on my poor eyeballs! Lol! 2y
okthislooksbad @NovelGirl82 Yeah, I've been through a few rounds of it this year as well. 🙁 I probably ought to think about my eyes, too, but I'm half blind as it is, can't really get much worse 😂 (invincible youth over here, can you tell 🤣) 2y
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StaceyKondla
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Warm socks, coffee with Bailey's, a good book to read (please note the socks are stylishly colour coordinated to match the book.) Merry Christmas everyone!!

AceOnRoam Well obviously, as are these hearts 💙💙💙 2y
AceOnRoam Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
TheWordJar Love the mug! 2y
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AmandaL Merry Christmas! 2y
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas! 2y
JessClark78 Merry Christmas! 2y
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
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Laughterhp
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Congrats on hitting your milestone @Cinfhen !!! Thanks for doing a giveaway! Apparently I have never panned a book.. I either bail or give it a so-so. #pickpanbailsosogiveaway

Cinfhen It's hard to pan a book❣️❣️because somebody "birthed" that story ☺️I do bail often too, #moodyreader?thanks for playing along ? 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Uncommon Type was so-so? 😕 bummer 2y
Laughterhp @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yeah.. I didn‘t really care for it or connect with any of the stories. They were kind of bland. 2y
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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

You know when you‘re reading a book and it‘s so good, you‘re like, “why did I wait so long to read this?!” That‘s how it felt when I started reading this book! It was sooo good and the story sucked me right in! An alternative history about the Victorian era set in Canada, in I think the slightly present day. This book was great! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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bookishunicorn
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*BOOK MAIL* My husband asked me to get on Amazon, and order something that he'd picked out for one of our kids, so while I was on there, I added a little something to the cart for myself.....you know, for my troubles 💁

Also, THIS COVER!! The lighting in my house does NOT do it justice. It's gorgeous, front to back ✨
#books #bookmail #coverappreciation #ThatInevitableVictorianThing

Cheshirecat913 Yes, I would totally get it just for that cover! 2y
bookishunicorn @Cheshirecat913 I'll admit, I have definitely bought books before just because of how beautiful the cover was 😋 2y
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EmilyChristine
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book! Such an interesting alternate history. I wish there was a sequel to see how things turn out. #lgbtq #alternatehistory #youngadult

jolena_75 Love the cover💕 2y
MisterWhitaker This sounds like an immediate stack add! 2y
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EmilyChristine
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It‘s always fun to see this every year. I plan to read a few more before 2018 but I definitely read fewer books than normal. It‘s been a rough year, hoping next year is better.

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EmilyChristine
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First- I mailed my #secretsantagoespostal package! It should arrive Saturday somewhere south of me! 😉

Second- I‘m really enjoying this book! Interesting dynamic happening between the characters.

#wintersolsticebookexchange @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders

MrBook Oooh! 2y
Coco Pretty cover 😍❤️!! 2y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
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EmilyChristine
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So we had a blizzard here in NW Minnesota. The day started with pouring rain which turned into huge snowflakes. I took these pics around lunchtime. White out conditions by the time I went home at 5. Yay winter.

LiteraryinLititz Stay safe and hope it means extra reading time! 2y
RebelReader I'm in Golden Valley and it's snowing here now , but you are getting more winter for sure. Stay warm! 2y
Tanzy13 ❄️ 2y
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CouronneDhiver Pretty! 2y
BrainyHeroine So pretty... waaaaaaaaaaay over there lol 2y
SandyW Brrrr! From the land of 🌴🌵🌞 2y
EmilyChristine @BrainyHeroine Haha I‘d be happy to send you some. 😉 2y
tpixie Lovely... From afar!! 2y
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TNbooklover66
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Continuing my #LitsyPartyofOne with some audio tonight.

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Beachesnbooks
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Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon wrap-up! I finished two books (That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston and Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger) and read bits of two others (Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado) for a total of 698 pages. No idea how many hours I read for but I had a lot of fun reading and seeing how everyone else was readathoning 😄📚 #readathon

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Jinjer I 💕Readathon!!! 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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Happy #readathon ! I'm really enjoying this alternate-history YA; it has a great and unique combination of futuristic and historical elements. And the cover is super pretty. Haven't finished any books so far as I set aside my first pick (Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill) after 80 pages since I wasn't in the right mood. Hope everyone is having a great bookish day!

Caroline2 What a beautiful front cover! 😍 2y
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Johanna414
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I couldn't resist bringing this home from the library when I saw the cover today... so pretty! Will I actually have time to read it?! 🤷🏼‍♀️

briski I almost did the same yesterday, but I resisted. I'll be interested to see if you like it! 2y
ju.ca.no oh my, really prett cover!! 2y
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