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Sabriel
Sabriel | Garth Nix
The first thrilling installment of Garth Nix's bestselling OLD KINGDOM seriesSabriel has spent most of her young life far away from the magical realm of the Old Kingdom, and the Dead that roam it. So when a creature from across the Wall arrives at her all-girls boarding school, she surprises herself with her ability to deal with it. The creature carries a message from her father, the Abhorsen - the magical protector of the realm whose task it is to bind and send back to Death those that won't stay Dead. Since the demise of the Royal Family the Dead have become stronger and more fearless, and now it seems their forces are threatening to overwhelm the Old Kingdom. Sabriel's father has been trapped in Death by a dangerous Free Magic creature. He urges her to return to her homeland, and to discover who or what is behind this uprising. Armed with her father's binding-bells and sword, she soon finds companions in Mogget, an ancient spirit bound into the body of a cat, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage whom Sabriel frees from a long, magical imprisonment. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death - and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny.The ebook edition is packed with bonus content like a "How I Write" essay and, for devices that support audio, 12 clips of an exclusive interview with Garth.
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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S is for Sabriel

And is another example of yet another series that I‘ve been meaning to reread and finish for quite some time! Eep! At least I have finally crossed Frogkisser off my tbr 😂😬

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BoleyBooks
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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#chillingphotochallenge #blackcat

So, I picked this one because every time I pick up any of the five in this series I picture Mogget as a black cat until he‘s described again. 😂 But no, he‘s a white cat. [NAME REDACTED] is the black cat.

BUT STILL! EVERY TIME! 🤣

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (10 total)

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DimeryRene
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

Sabriel was great! It‘s there in the middle of my fall stack. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Initially did not even want to read, but glad I did!!

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I adore this series! If you like audiobooks, you should give them a try. Tim Curry reads the first three and he is utter perfection as Mogget. 3mo
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Vinjii
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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I‘ve just started this because it‘s been recommended to me so many times #fantasy

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jcalyn5
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

@emilyrose_x

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DimeryRene
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Finally getting into this. I don‘t think I was really in the mood for fantasy YA when I started. Enjoying it now though!!

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GingerPicks
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

My friend recommended this book to me after I bugged him about the fact that I just can't seem to “get into“ Fantasy. He knows I'm more of a horror fan, and seeing as Sabriel's job is to banish the dead, this book seemed like a good way to ease me into the genre. Nix's writing also has a YA feel to it, so it was easy to get through. Overall I found myself falling for the characters, and I'm curious to see what this series has in store 4/5 😻

MrBook Nice review! Welcome to the #LitsyFamily!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @LitsyWelcomeWagon is a great place to find new Littens. 3mo
GingerPicks @MrBook Thank you for the warm welcome! I didn't realise there was a character/word count, otherwise I would've had more to say, but in some ways it's a challenge 😄😸 3mo
MrBook @GingerPicks Yeah, it‘s helped me quash my verbosity. 😆🙈 3mo
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3mo
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!🙂 3mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3mo
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📚📚👍🏻 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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1 - Done! Y‘all, Tim Curry does the audiobooks for the first three in this series! ❤️❤️❤️
2 - manipulate probability (probability I win the lottery tomorrow? 100%)
3 - Libra ♎️
4 - baking goodies and making dinner for visiting family
5 - ❤️❤️❤️

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Maewyn
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

This was good. I am intrigued by the world. The book kept up a good flow of action. I am a bit disappointed that book two takes up with a different protagonist. We'll see how it goes.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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I‘m not entirely sure what it is about Garth Nix... but my ability to speak coherently leaves me in the signing line 😂

AlaMich I love him and his cool signature!! 4mo
BookFreakOut That's awesome! 4mo
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Brinx
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

This is a good start to a series. Recommend if you are going through Game of Thrones or The Divine Cities withdrawals.

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hes7
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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“A tale of dark secrets, deep love, and dangerous magic!”

I tried to read this book multiple times in middle/high school, but I couldn‘t do it. But this time around, Tim Curry‘s narration kept me going, and I enjoyed this story. Definitely planning to keep going in the series.

Book 1 of #24b4Monday finished.
Current time: 3h23m

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc

VioletBramble I love this series. Lirael‘s story is my favorite and I would love to work in the Library of the Clayr. 7mo
KathyWheeler I keep meaning to read this because it had such an influence on a lot of writers I like. I‘ll probably move it up on my TBR. 7mo
ReadingRover I absolutely love this series!!! 7mo
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teainthelibrary This has been on my TBR for at least 15 years 😂 Might be time to finally pick it up! 7mo
juliegumdrop This is a good one. 7mo
Andrew65 Great start. 😊👍 7mo
Clwojick Awesome start to the readathon! 7mo
VanChocStrawberry This is one I read so long ago I can‘t remember it. It‘s been rec‘d by Get Booked a lot and I‘m ready for a re-read 7mo
Megabooks 😁😁😁📚🥳🎉 7mo
BarbaraJean I‘ve had this on my TBR for a while... just might have to check out that Tim-Curry-narrated audiobook!! 7mo
Abby2 I loved the whole series. 7mo
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This one is excellent. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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EmilieGR
Sabriel | Garth Nix
Mehso-so

Alright

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AiBBot
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

If you are looking for a YA romance, do not read this book. If you are in the mood for a coming-of-age story where a girl who is straddles two worlds must unravel the mystery of her father‘s disappearance while discovering her own powers/history/future with a ragtag crew, read this great book.

AiBBot Not a very good picture of the ceiling sculpture in a bar in Lisbon...but I need one! 8mo
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Centique
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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#maymoviemagic #highwaytohell

Ok so this might be the 3rd time I‘ve used this for a prompt but It‘s So Damned Good. My favourite YA fantasy ever - next to no romance, frightening magic, the most sarcastic cat in any book ever & a huge library with forgotten rooms!

But specifically the role of the Abhorsen is to make sure the dead stay dead. When anybody reanimates them or summons demons, it‘s her job to send them back down the #highwaytohell

Cinfhen SOOOOO NOT 4 me but I‘m thinking @Reggie or @Kalalalatja maybe🤷‍♀️ 8mo
Kalalalatja I have wanted to read this for so long @Cinfhen but for some reason I keep forgetting it! 8mo
Cinfhen See!!! I was right @Kalalalatja 😊 8mo
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emtobiasz ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Also, Tim Curry reads the audiobooks! 8mo
rohit-sawant I was sold at "the most sarcastic cat." ? This sounds really interesting! 8mo
AlaMich I agree! This series is awesome! 8mo
Reggie @Cinfhen it does sound good. 8mo
Centique @Reggie @Kalalalatja with books @Cinfhen is like that friend that sets you up on blind dates 😂😂😂 love it 💕 8mo
Centique @emtobiasz now THAT is something I needed to know! 😍 8mo
Centique @rohit-sawant I think you might like this if you were needing something lighter and younger than usual. Perhaps if you liked Northern Lights? 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m a book matchmaker 🥰🥰🥰 8mo
gradcat Tim Curry reading? Wow! 🥰 7mo
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Lara.Tomme
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

At first it was a little complicated for me, but then I start liking the world and the characters. Unexpected but eventually really liked it!

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Lucy_Anywhere
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

I just finished this gem! Sabriel is a fun, scary, and action-packed historical fantasy which is aimed at younger readers but I enjoyed it none-the-less. Sabriel is a great protagonist. She's a necromancer with dark and deadly abilities, but she's also tough and sensible and does the right thing even when it's harder than giving up. The middle sagged a little, but the last few chapters were absolutely gripping.

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Jillybeane
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Awwwe, look what I found in my new used book, y‘all!
#messageshiddeninbooks

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Rambo_Reads
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Decided to sort out all the books I had left at my parents' house - piling them on the bed was probably not my best idea...

85eliana Very Marie Kondo of you! 9mo
Rambo_Reads @85eliana I only got rid of 2 and that's because I had multiple copies! 😁 8mo
85eliana That sounds familiar... 6mo
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AvalonRoselin
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Today's #booklook is inspired by the Mordicant from Sabriel, an intimidating monster with gray-green skin that I tried to mimic with my eyeshadow.

Makeup:
Black Heart Midnight Magic palette "Ignite"
NYX Smokey Eye palette
Saraya Jade Matte Liquid lipstick "Hex"

#fantasy #YA #selfie #goth #makeup

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mrsmarch
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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#literaryluck Unique Character Names :: Sabriel. Abhorsen. Touchstone. Kerrigor. Mogget. The Clayr. The Wallmakers. The bells Ranna, Mosrael, Kibeth, Dyrim, Belgaer, Saraneth, and Astarael. Thralk. The city of Ancelstierre.

Palimpsest I love this book and it‘s been years since I‘ve read it. I have been thinking this year is the time for a re-read. 😊 9mo
mrsmarch @Palimpsest My MIL asked me for a reading recommendation one weekend they were visiting and she devoured Sabriel. She didn‘t expect to enjoy a “kid” book but there you are. 💁🏼‍♀️ This hasn‘t steered me wrong since 8th grade... 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s always annoying to me to not be able to pronounce names on the books I‘m reading!! I‘m ocd though lol!!! 9mo
vkois88 I have no idea how to even begin pronouncing 98% of those lol 9mo
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AvalonRoselin
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Mehso-so

This book has everything I love in it, but for some unknown reason we didn't click. If you like the premise, give it a chance!
#fantasy

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AvalonRoselin
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#currentlyreading Sabriel by Garth Nix! I've wanted to get my hands on this since middle school but never did until now~ #books #fantasy #amreading

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BacklistReader
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

Completed my first read of 2019 over the weekend.

#beatthebacklist #beatthebacklist2019

JLaurenceCohen One of my absolute favs 10mo
BacklistReader @JLaurenceCohen I really enjoyed it. Planning to read book 2 after I get to about half way in A Game of Thrones. 10mo
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gingerandjazz
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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It‘s 11pm with book club at 1pm tomorrow. With this much left in the book, can I finish our January read, Garth Nix‘s Sabriel, in time? ...not if I spend all my time taking pictures instead of reading, I can‘t.

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pirategirljack
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New books!

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BacklistReader
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Participated in the #boutofbooks read-a-thon last week and managed to read about 20 pages more than what I had hoped to read.

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BacklistReader
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Great way to spend a cold windy night.

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kathy88
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Five great charters knit the land
Together linked hand in hand
One in the people who wear the crown
Two in the folk who keep the dead down
Three and five became stone and mortar
Four sees all in frozen water.

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BacklistReader
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What better way to open 2019? Or start your birthday....

#beatthebacklist #beatthebacklist2019 #booksandcoffee

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JLaurenceCohen
Sabriel | Garth Nix

Sabriel is one of my favorite fantasy novels. It has a great female protagonist, a really elegant magic system, and perfect pacing.

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enoyus
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. I liked the different take on necromancy and the magical system is really cool. I got some strong D&D vibes just from the magic system alone. Really great if you‘re looking for a short high fantasy read.

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enoyus
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A good snowy morning for reading Sabriel. (If you‘ve read this you‘ll get my meaning) ❄️❄️ 🥶🥶

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Eos462
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Sabriel - Garth Nix
Brandon Sanderson
Strange Than Fiction
Steak

Great, now I want steak for dinner...

#ManicMonday #letterS @JoScho

JoScho Lol when I first started this one I said angel hair as my fave A good and had to get it for dinner that night! 13mo
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MirrorMask
Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Mehso-so

Prompt 4: Written by Straight White Male #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckofDoom

This book started off really slow for me, and while it did pick up a bit, I only thought it was okay. I think I stuck it out mostly for the Tim Curry narration. I‘m not sure if I want to continue with the series.

jmofo I haven‘t read this yet but I was perusing a list of fantasy books with strong woman/girl/femme characters and this was the first one on the list that didn‘t have reviews claiming the MC wasn‘t what I was hoping for. I like your classification. How did the MC hold up? How was the premise? 1y
kgriffith I‘m dying to know what the other categories for this challenge are, bc that is literally the one author profile I have decided not to read anymore, with very few exceptions 😂 1y
jcalyn5 I‘m not sure what part of the book didn‘t work for you, but if it makes any difference, the second one is my favorite. The series basically switches to a new main character with a totally different background and different strengths and weaknesses. Plus the second one is set largely in an ancient and dangerous library. But I also liked the first one, so maybe it‘s just different tastes. 🤷‍♀️ 1y
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MirrorMask @jmofo The MC was fine. I actually liked all the characters, I just wish the story was better developed. 1y
MirrorMask @jcalyn5 The story just wasn't as well developed as I would have liked and the romance came out of nowhere. 1y
jmofo There are so many things I like about Listy, not the least of which are the safety and respect when opinions are shared and the discussions that can happen. @MirrorMask @jcalyn5 💜 1y
jmofo @kgriffith DuckofDoom came up with the longest list of prompts. It‘s impressive. 👾👏 1y
jcalyn5 @MirrorMask That‘s totally fair. Honestly, Sabriel basically serves to build the world of the series. The later characters are more interesting. But it‘s been a while, so I make no promises. 1y
DuckOfDoom @kgriffith I have made 50 prompts, some easy, some challenging and some fun. The book by a straight white male author was picked especially to see how women are portrayed by stereotypical fantasy and sci-fi authors 😄 1y
kgriffith @DuckOfDoom That‘s an excellent prompt! Thanks for sharing more details 😊🤓 1y
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Mindelan
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Had a hankering to re-hash this series so I could check out the later books (I think I got to Abhorsen but I remember none of it!). Unfortunately, I am old enough that my original Nix audiobook was on cassettes! Was able to find a free download through my library and grab it before my commute. Libraries are great!

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MirrorMask
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S: Sabriel
H: How it Feels to Fly
E: Evermore
N: Night Beast
E: Empress of a Thousand Skies
V: Veronica
E: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

#Everyletter @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁🤓👍🏻 1y
KatieCarpenter ⭐️ 1y
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MicrobeMom
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#agameoffavorites Prompt Day 3: I picked fantasy.

My favorite fantasy author is Sarah J. Maas. One of her favorite books is Sabriel by Garth Nix (goodreads and YouTube confirmed).

My favorite book by her is A Court of Mist and Fury. The second in the series. I traditional like the second of a series which is apparently quite odd. Anyway I love her strong female protagonists and mix of magic and action!

Crewgurl I was going to pick her! 1y
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Leniverse
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I‘m on my second cup of coffee and ready to switch from audio to paper, but I feel like starting with something light. Considering how much I‘ve had to rewind my audiobook because I kept zoning out, I think fast paced YA/middle grade fantasy is just the ticket to wake me up.
#readathon

tojuxtapose I loved this on audiobook. 1y
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LibLib
Sabriel | Garth Nix

At the same time, she looked less like someone called Sabriel, and more like the Abhorsen, capital letter and all.

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LibLib
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It‘s been a long time since I‘ve tried reading two books at the same time, but I remember loving this book so much and I‘ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I can‘t wait to finish my other book before starting this. I‘m just hoping it‘s as good as I remember....

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rachelm
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Actual post on my community Facebook page. I'm dying 😝😂

(If I was literally dying would be following post more closely).

2BR02B I would love to see the responses this person is getting. 2y
LauraJ 😈 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 2y
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PenguinInFlight
Sabriel | Garth Nix
Pickpick

This. Was. Amazing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
A beautifully written high fantasy novel with elements of the modern world seamlessly woven in. I loved it, @SandyW #freakyfriday

SandyW Yay! 😀😀😀 I always get a little nervous when someone picks up a book I recommend. What if they don't love it too. 2y
gadosiahe This book is so fantastic! I'm glad you enjoyed it! (And that @SandyW recommended it!) Do you think you'll continue the series? 2y
PenguinInFlight @gadosiahe OH YES! ☺️ Most definitely. I‘ve been reading through Sue Grafton‘s novels this year (I stopped for #freakyfriday reading) but I think this will be my next series read through when I‘m done with Kinsey. I liked this so much I might even read it again before I read the others. 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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Be still, my heart! 💓💓Such a sweet, pure way to say “I love you”. #quotsy #freakyfriday

SandyW 💕 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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I haven‘t had much time to read the past few days...I‘ve made it 2-3 pages before I fall asleep, book in hand. 😴Work has been crazy hectic, especially since I‘m moving at a snail‘s pace while my back heals. 🐌 Curling up with #Oliver and reading in bed. I only have about 50 pages left (this book is freaking AMAZING, @SandyW ) until I finish my first #freakyfriday read. ☺️

rohit-sawant 😻😻 2y
PenguinInFlight I just realized the first two books that I‘m reading for #FreakyFriday were from @TsundokuAleax in a holiday swap. Sabriel is AMAZING, and I‘m definitely reading the whole series at some point. It‘s the best book I‘ve read in a long time! 🤗💜💜 The Eyre Affair is up next! 2y
TsundokuAleax @PenguinInFlight That is so exciting. I actually need to reread Sabriel and finally read the rest of the books. I did not know for years that there was more and it made me so sad. As for Thursday Next, I am sure once I get going I will binge it all. He also has The Chronicles of Kazam for young readers which are amazing. 2y
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PenguinInFlight @TsundokuAleax I put all of the Abhorsen series on my Amazon wishlist, then made sure my husband saw it in case he needed any gift ideas in the near future. 😂 2y
TsundokuAleax That is very effective. I am on a book ban till I make some headway on my box of books but Overdrive keeps distracting me. 🤔🙄🤐 2y
SandyW I'm so sorry to hear your back is still bad. But I'm glad you get to escape into a great book! Spirit for the delay in wishing you well. I've been sick all week myself and am just now going back thru your feed. Sorry you'll be feeling this way fora few weeks. What did you do?!? 2y
PenguinInFlight @SandyW Believe it or not...I was putting on pants. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️I was getting dressed for work, I moved just right and have an “iliac lumbar sprain” which is doctor speak for “I really messed up the muscle and ligaments that attach my lower back to my hips”. I am getting better (I can walk normally, albeit slowly, instead of shuffling, LOL) but it‘s still pretty tender. I have a few more chiropractic sessions left. 2-4 weeks is healing time. 2y
SandyW Yikes! I had a co-worker who did the same thing getting out of her car! Will this be better before your surgery? If not, will you postpone? 2y
PenguinInFlight @SandyW My back should be better by the beginning of May, and surgery isn‘t until the end, so I should have a few weeks respite, LOL. 🤞🏻 Unless it‘s absolutely unbearable, I won‘t postpone, because I really need the surgery. I joked with my husband that he‘s getting a preview of when we‘re elderly, LOL. 2y
SandyW 👴👵💕 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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Litsy is back up and running, and my chiropractic appointment made a HUGE difference in the way my back feels. I can actually walk like a normal person instead of doing a weird penguin shuffle, LOL. I messed up some muscles pretty badly, but all should back to normal in a couple weeks. 🎉☺️💜 I‘m back home and tucked in on the couch, ready to knock out the last 100ish pages of Sabriel.

Eyelit Yay 🎉 2y
JoScho That‘s awesome! 2y
CouronneDhiver Oh good! 😊 That‘s excellent news 2y
SandyW So glad to hear you're feeling better. 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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On page 289 of Sabriel at the moment...seriously cruising right along! I haven‘t read any high fantasy books in a while, and I‘m loving this one. I‘m definitely going to continue this series at some point, and I think my husband might even be interested in reading this one! ☺️ #freakyfriday @SandyW

emtobiasz If you like audiobooks, this series is great on audio too. (Read by Tim Curry!) I've been working my way through the series half-reading and half-listening. 2y
PenguinInFlight Oh, I love Tim Curry!! 😍 I‘ll definitely have to check out the audio!! 2y
SandyW Oooh. I hope he loves it too! 😀 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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#quotsy 🤔

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great series! 2y
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