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The Historian
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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MoonWitch94
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Just signed up for this one! Now I need to start planning out my #2020 books! Can‘t wait! Visit @Librarybelle & @BarbaraBB pages for the details! #ReadingEurope2020

BarbaraBB Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to it and your choices! 💕 1mo
Librarybelle So happy you‘re joining us! 1mo
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jb72
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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#gratefulreads #over500pages

I generally don‘t look at page count or length, but I must say some of my favorite books have been long involved stories that I wished would never end.

The Historian
The Name of the Rose
It
Jane Eyre
The Book Thief

Kaila-ann Loved The Historian ❤️ 1mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 1mo
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QuietlyLaura
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I went with this fascinating historical thriller about Dracula for #Over500Pages It‘s intriguing how the author wove stories within stories within letters. One of my favorite books.
#GratefulReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 📚🙌🏻🖤 1mo
Nute I love this book! It will always be one of my favorite stories. 1mo
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Ddzmini
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Well almost but I kept reading 😖🤷‍♀️

vivastory Such a great book! 2mo
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MumWhoLovesToRead
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Absolutely brilliant book totally recommend this to anyone who loves historical fiction and vampires :)

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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Scochrane26
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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#thriller obv makes me think of the song, but the tagged book was also a thriller for me. #chillingphotochallenge
Every yr, my city does a Thriller parade. I have a few friends who have participated but don‘t think any this time. People dress as zombies, & the video is re-enacted, along with other floats & a band. It‘s a huge crowd, last time I went, they had hired 3 people to be Michael because of so many zombies. @Clwojick #scarathlon

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Branwen
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Favorite book + Favorite time of the year = Pure bliss! 🍁📚💕 It is gorgeous here today, so I couldn't resist taking my book to the park for some outside reading!

LauraJ Nice picture! 2mo
Lynnsoprano Love the picture and the book! 2mo
Branwen @LauraJ @Lynnsoprano Thank you! 😊💕 2mo
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Branwen
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Not only is this my #favoritefallread but it's one of my favorite books EVER! It's spooky, historical, compelling, mysterious, and such a slow burn that it feels like melting caramel. 😍 Plus it takes you to such beautiful places, like Oxford, Budapest, Istanbul, Bucharest, and Paris. It's a dreamy, intriguing sort of a book and I love it so much! Plus, you know ... vampires! 🦇👿💕

#fallisbooked @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Liatrek I really need to bump this up on my TBR list 😊 nice review 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great description ❤️🖤 2mo
LeeRHarry I loved this one too, I read it ages ago and I still remember it 😊 2mo
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kspenmoll Wonderful review! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍁🍂 2mo
Branwen @OriginalCyn620 @kspenmoll @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Liatrek Thank you so much! 😊💕 @LeeRHarry It definitely is a book that stays with you! 2mo
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QuietlyLaura
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1. The Historian would make for a nice, long read.
2. Socks most of the time and especially in shoes. My feet can‘t handle shoes without socks!
3. I don‘t know. Mount Rushmore? The St. Louis Arch?
4. There are too many! Seafood. Nasty, squirmy little things!
5. No.
#friYayintro @howjessreads

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vivastory
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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If your favorite part of Indiana Jones, & similar movies, is the research into musty & forgotten archives & libraries all over the world then you will love Kostova's book. Like Dan Simmons' The Terror, this reads more like historical fiction tinged with horror elements than a horror novel. This book is an original, erudite & clever take on the vampire legend. I adored it & will definitely reread it at some point.

Tianarose Loved this one! 2mo
vivastory Side note: Bottom right photo is of James Barber. A Connecticut farmer who died 200 years ago. Suspected of being a vampire his body was disinterred & dismembered. He was only recently identified through tests. 2mo
rachaich This was ace! 2mo
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Texreader Excellent review of an excellent book. I‘ve reread it many times. 2mo
batsy I've been meaning to read this for many, many years! Glad that you enjoyed it so much. I'm looking forward to tackling it at some point. And your side note!!! 2mo
Hufflepuffle I feel like I want to read this immediately after reading your review! 2mo
avgeyer Stacked- I'm intrigued!! 2mo
Scochrane26 Love this book. I don‘t read horror books, so I guess this is the closest I‘ve gotten to the genre. A friend recommended it a few yrs ago. 2mo
TalecArashi @vivastory I recently read an article about the American vampire scare! That was nuts, I don't think I'd ever heard about it before (despite growing up in the northeast) 2mo
readordierachel Great review. I am so sold! 2mo
vivastory @readordierachel I hope you like it. It's a bit long, but I really enjoyed it 2mo
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vivastory
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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The beginning of my current book memorably begins with the narrator recalling a trip taken with her diplomat father into the melancholy Slovenian countryside, surrounded by #AutumnLeaves
@4thhouseontheleft
#screamathonphotochallenge

Nebklvr This book is so atmospheric 2mo
Hooked_on_books One of my all-time faves! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Great pick! 🍂🍁 2mo
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MoonWitch94 It‘s so good. I have yet to finish it, BUT, I love it. 2mo
Scochrane26 Love this book! 2mo
readordierachel Oh, I like this. 2mo
Texreader One of the best books ever 2mo
sprainedbrain I adore that book! 🥰 2mo
youneverarrived Wow that really takes you there. I‘ve wanted to read this for ages. 2mo
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Aloisi_tribe
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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One of my very favorite #vampire novels.

#chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick

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vivastory
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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1) Count of Monte Cristo, The Secret History & the tagged. I know I will love them & they will become new personal favorites, but I keep delaying them for some reason. Although I am planning on definitely reading Kostova's before Halloween. (Hopefully...)
2) The Inferno & Gilgamesh in different translations.
3) I have no idea. I use Amazon for my TBR & I have my books separated by genre. I should switch to Goodreads.
4) Killer Across the Table.👇

vivastory 4 stars. 3 for the actual book & 1 for excitement factor for Mind Hunter season 2. 4mo
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Scochrane26 I loved the Historian, you should def get to it around Halloween. I never have tried to tackle count of monte cristo, it‘s so long. 4mo
LeahBergen I‘m thinking you‘ll heartily enjoy both TCOMC and The Secret History. 👍🏻 4mo
flying_monkeys I also picked The Count and like you I know I‘ll love it but I just keep postponing it. 🙃 4mo
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cewilf
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Crazy busy this week, but a quick check in! Skating was amazing today (there‘s a video in my insta stories!) and with one skate before school starts, I‘m thrilled with my progress. Also 100 pages left of this book, and I‘m so interested to see how it ends!! #bfcr3 #goteam @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads

cobwebmoth Hooray for a great skating day! 4mo
KathyWheeler I loved this book. Hooray for good skating! 4mo
TheEllieMo Great to hear you had a good skating day. And your cat ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😻😻!! 4mo
Megabooks Saw it!! Amazing!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
bromeliad Yay! And that book is amazing. Great job!! 4mo
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cewilf
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Reading at the rink between sessions. Started this yesterday and couldn‘t put it down. I‘m hoping to finish it over the weekend, even though it‘s pretty long! Didn‘t skate great for the first hour, but I‘m going to try and regroup for the next one with my coach 💪 #bfcr3 #goteam @tjwill @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @Emilymdxn @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads

Louise What kind of skating do you practice? 4mo
cobwebmoth You can do it! 4mo
cewilf @louise I compete both as an adult singles figure skater and on an adult synchronized skating team! 4mo
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Louise Wow! That‘s impressive! Good luck! 🍀 4mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
bromeliad You got this!! 4mo
tjwill I liked that book! Good luck with training! 4mo
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RamblingRedhead84
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I absolutely loved this book. Filled with intrigue and mystery, exploration, history and tragedy. Suspenseful and 3 stories from 3 different time periods all intermingle. It will leave you feeling spooked, especially if reading at night. As The Historian takes you thru the times of Vlad the Impaler to near present day and back again, you will also begin to wonder...is it possible?

Glaeken I have this in my TBR 😍❤️ 5mo
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MoonWitch94
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Dog Sitting for these two lovely ladies (Caymus & Willa) while attempting to read. Every time I pick up the book, Willa decides she needs attention. I adore these two pups & always love spending time with them when their humans are busy. #dogsoflitsy #thehistorian #caymus&willa

Chrissyreadit The furniture looks incredibly comfy. I may be in love with the chairs in the background. 7mo
MoonWitch94 @Chrissyreadit the couch is THE most comfortable couch 🛋 I‘m obsessed with it. The chairs are pretty but not really comfy. 7mo
Chrissyreadit I love that the dogs match the color scheme. 7mo
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Bianca
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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I don't re-read books, but, the other night, in an effort to focus my brain on something for long enough to fall asleep, I borrowed this on Libby and am 18% in. (I need to acquire a paper copy.)

Re-reading is fantastic, especially when you're about to start a major next phase in your life (LSAT prep course). 😂

wanderinglynn Good luck on the LSAT. 🍀 And if you need any insight or have any questions about law school, hit me up. It‘s been a few years since I graduated, but the legal world doesn‘t change that much. 😉 7mo
Bianca @wanderinglynn I'm sure I'll have questions! Thank you! 7mo
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EmilieGR
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
Mehso-so

It was just ok

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laceyannea
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
Mehso-so

The Dracula lore in this book was really fun and well researched. However, there were many parts of the story that dragged on or were repetitive, and seemed unnecessary.

This is heavily history based, so I wouldn't recommend it to someone looking just for a vampire book. It is very long and focuses a lot on the history and research endeavors of the main characters.

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MoonWitch94
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Kaila-ann Read this one many years ago but it‘s one of my favorites. 7mo
MoonWitch94 @Kaila-ann This is my 3rd attempt. I‘m hoping I finish it this time. 7mo
Kaila-ann @MoonWitch94 it‘s definitely heavy. It‘s one of those books that I am proud that I finished lol. I wasn‘t sure that I would like it but by the time I got to the end, it had become a favorite. 7mo
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hermyknee
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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“It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like #home.“

#quotsymay19 #lizdoesquotsy

JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 7mo
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ this quote and loved the book its from! 7mo
Craftylikefox 💕🖤💕 7mo
Mdargusch So true! 😁 7mo
gradcat Yaaasss! ♥️ 7mo
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JessNevertheless
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Wish I brought a hard copy to work today to make the most of this rooftop sunshine but this audiobook will have to suffice. 🎧🌿

Cathythoughts Nice rooftop 👍🏻💕 8mo
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HEL85
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Some tea and my book before bed

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Pamdelions
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I couldn't put it down! I was completely engrossed in the story, and I was sorry it had to end.
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#dracula #vampire #vampires #horror #mystery #historical

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Natetheworld
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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“The Historian” is a grand quest set in modern times focused on redefining the legend of Dracula.

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HEL85
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Night time reading. Anybody read this book? Have any thoughts? Im enjoying it so far.

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Blueberry
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This was a very good story. It could have been 50 pages shorter. Fewer narrators would have made it easier follow. 4 of 5 stars.

CouronneDhiver Yikes! Creepy cover 10mo
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ReadosaurusText
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Mini TBR pile. 📚🤓📚

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Blueberry
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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I tried listening to some of this on audio to multitask but switched back when I realized it was abridged. That happened recently with another book also. A lot of searching later I found where it said so.

Swe_Eva Why do they do that? I‘ve never understood abridgements. 🤔 10mo
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Blueberry
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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No work today!!

Swe_Eva *envious* 10mo
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Blueberry
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Reading The Historian during a power outage. Creepy.

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Blueberry
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Currently reading. This might take awhile, it's pretty big.

JaneyWaneyB I love this book, hope you enjoy it. Once you're hooked it won't feel like a big book and you'll reread - this story has a habit of staying with you 🤓 10mo
sprainedbrain Such a great book! 😍 10mo
Slajaunie I got half way through and had to stop. I will try again on audiobook. 10mo
Ddzmini Great book 📖 10mo
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Bookish2
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My current listen. I love this book, it‘s deliciously creepy.
📚🐉

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Parisbookworm
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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I would recommend this, however, it does have a slow start. #thehistorian

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VJ425
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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One of my favorite books. I liked it more for the history and the characters' travels through Europe than the horror.

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librarygoddess619
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Panpan

This has potential but was just about 400 pages too long. I couldn't finish it. I don't mind long books, but this one was taking too long to get to the meat of the story. The writing isn't horrible, just drawn out.

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JaneyWaneyB
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Day 7 of #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

The Historian is a wonderful tale of folklore, libaries, secret nations, detective mysteries, love & loss. The story starts with Paul telling his daughter about the hunt for Vlad Tepes or Count Dracula & how he met her mother and leads to the daughter's own hunt for the truth. I've read this book a few times & found something new every time. A must for those who love history, folklore & mystery

Texreader I love this book too and have read it a number of times and expect to read it more in the future. Love your review 12mo
JaneyWaneyB Thank you @Texreader it is an amazing book and like you I know I'll read it again and recommend it again and again 12mo
TrishB Loved this too 💕 12mo
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JaneyWaneyB @TrishB have you read any of her other books? I have The Swan Thieves on my Kindle but another one I haven't started yet 😳😊 12mo
TrishB I‘ve read The Swan Thieves - it wasn‘t The Historian but I still enjoyed it. 12mo
Andrew65 I loved this too! 😍 I need to read more of her books but not dine so yet. @TrishB 12mo
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Jazz2
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Quite literally could not put this book down. An amazing spin off of Dracula in the late 20th century.

sprainedbrain Oh, I loved this book so much! ❤️ 12mo
Texreader One of my top ten books. It‘s a fantastic read 12mo
jillannjohn This is one of my favs of all time! ❤️ 12mo
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jillrhudy
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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My October Reads!

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Sweettartlaura
The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Started really strong, but eventually there was a lot of melodrama. And the structure - story within story within story - was a little too much after a while.
I did enjoy the audiobook with a full cast.

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Sweettartlaura
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Adding this in to my spooky reads - thanks for the rec, @Texreader 🙂

Andrew65 Loved this. 14mo
ferskner I love this book so much! 14mo
sprainedbrain Such a great book! I read it this time last year, and it was the perfect time. 😃 14mo
ladym30 This book was excellent! 14mo
Sweettartlaura @Andrew65 @ferskner @sprainedbrain @ladym30 I completely agree. I‘m about an hour into it, & I could just turn out the world and listen all day 😍 14mo
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jillrhudy
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WHY does it have to be over? 600+ pp is not enough! Everything that should be dull is in this book and I was captivated. An ultra-pick! #historicalfiction #horror #magic #vampires #OctoberPutASpellOnYou #vampirelibrarians 🧛‍♂️🧛‍♀️ 📚

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Sabrina and I feel it's a good day to curl up and read. 🤓🐶

Megabooks She‘s beautiful! I love Harlequins 😍😍 14mo
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you!!! @Megabooks We are so madly in love with her. 💖 14mo
JennyM So beautiful - I‘d want to curl up and read with her everyday 14mo
SheReadsAndWrites Right? @JennyM I have her and a weenie dog that love to snuggle. Best reading buddies ever. ❤️🐶🐶 14mo
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Andrew65
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I loved this book. ❤️😍 A truly wonderful Read.
#dracula #🧛‍♂️ #ReadingResolutions

Crazeedi Yes!!!!!😍 14mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Glad I am not alone on this, I felt it was a special book. Really need to try another of her books. 14mo
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s waiting patiently, on my TBR shelf, for me to get to it. (edited) 14mo
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Andrew65 @CoverToCoverGirl Enjoy when you do. 👍 14mo
Hooked_on_books I love it, too!! 14mo
Andrew65 @Hooked_on_books It‘s great when you see others like the books you love. 👍 14mo
SheReadsAndWrites I just started this! Hoping it doesn't scare me too much. 🙈 14mo
TheReadingMermaid Great book!!! 14mo
Branwen I love this book sooooo much! I'm glad you love it too! 😀 14mo
sprainedbrain Such a great book!! 14mo
BookNerd9906 One of my all time favorites. ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
PacingTheCage I read this a few years ago and really enjoyed it! 14mo
Andrew65 @SheReadsAndWrites @TheReadingMermaid @Branwen @sprainedbrain @BookNerd9906 @dltpacngthecage A load of Litsy love for this book. I have seen some reviews that say it is too long and boring and wonder if they read the same book! 14mo
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jillrhudy
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This kind of book makes you want to quit your job and quit eating and quit sleeping and send away your family until you finish reading it. #chunkster #halloween #vampires #OctoberPutASpellOnYou #horror

Crazeedi 😉👍 14mo
Branwen Yessssssss! 😀 14mo
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Christinak
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My librarian recommended this to me. She knew I would love it. I checked it out thinking she was crazy cause this book is HUGE but I didn‘t want to hurt her feelings. Once I started this I ripped right through it. I love the modern take on Dracula. Don‘t let the size of the book scare you. It‘s worth it.
#AllHallowsRead

Texreader One of my all-time favorites!!! I‘ve read it many times now. I love her version of Dracula and how she tells the story. I would think all lovers of books would love this one. 14mo
Ddzmini 😍😍😍 14mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Ok, #littens. I REALLY want to try this one but I'm a total scaredy-cat and read a lot at night. Can I do this?? 🙈

Crazeedi Good book, and *yes you can!*😊 1y
erank58 Yes! There's a beautiful, compelling historical backdrop to this one. And you can always put it down if you find it isn't for you! 1y
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you! @Crazeedi and @erank58 I'm about 20 pages in and can see that I could really love it so I'm going to give it a chance...🤓 1y
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