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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcoversfeaturing cover art by Jessica HischeIt all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent filmMoonrise Kingdomto Penguin's own bestsellersCommittedandRules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen'sPride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brnte'sJane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather'sMy ntonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.Z is for Zafn. Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealers son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the cemetery of lost books, a mysterious book entitledThe Shadow of the Wind, by one Julin Carax. But when he sets out to find the authors other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Caraxs books in existence. Soon Daniels seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelonas darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
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asterese
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The writing on this one. 🥺😍

Finally picked this book up from the TBR pile after 2 years. 👀

CSeydel Oh, I loved this one! 2w
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Astroneman
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#manicmonday @CBee @Librariana

📚 Shadow of the Wind
✍️ Jose Saramago
🍿Stardust
🎤 Sza (loving her new album)
🎶 Someone you loved (Lewis Capaldi)

Librariana I believe I have a book by Jose Saramago on my TBR! Are there any in particular you recommend? 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana oh fun! Something to know about Saramago is that he disliked punctuation. Many do not like him because a sentence of his can be a page or 2 - which is how my brain works so I love it. My favorite is about Death who falls in love with a musician and stops working how how that affects the world. It is beautiful. 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana his most known I think is Blindness which is a bit dark (the for assault, rape, violence) but is such an interesting societal study - what would happen during a pandemic of blindness. A pandemic book before our current pandemic was imagined. 2mo
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80:2022

emz711 Yesss! 2mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Today has been a good day. I found a new stylist I can trust with my wild curls. The salon just happened to be next to the cutest, tiniest used bookstore I‘ve ever seen so of course I had to check it out and buy the first 3 books in this haul. And of course I had to stop on my way home and buy 2 more books at my usual spot. It‘s been a bit of an expensive day, but I don‘t regret any part of it.

MoonWitch94 Where the Forest Meets the Stars is a really great one! (edited) 2mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @MoonWitch94 I had never even heard of that one. The title just sounded intriguing. 2mo
sarahbellum As a fellow curly haired person, finding a good stylist is a serious accomplishment! I‘m about to move and got my last cut with my trusted stylist tonight 😭. The hunt begins anew! 2mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @sarahbellum I had to go a little further from home than I usually would, but she was worth it. Plus, I never would have seen the tiny used bookstore if I hadn‘t gone to her. Win win! I wish you luck in finding another person you can trust with your tresses. 2mo
sarahbellum @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 thank you! 🤗🤞 2mo
SamAnne The Shadow of the Wind was one of my favorite reads of the year. Now I want to go to Barcelona. (edited) 2mo
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KristiAhlers
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This was a book club pick for one of the many book clubs I belong to. This was the first time I‘ve read this author and it will not be the last. His writing style is beautifully lyrical and his characters are so well crafted. Can‘t wait to see how everyone feels about this one.

SamAnne Read it last month and was bowled over. One of my best reads in a long time and now plan to read all of his books! 2mo
BookBr One of my all-time favs! 2mo
KristiAhlers @SamAnne same! I‘ve got my copies ordered. I have a new favorite author. And I now want to return to Barcelona and see it through his eyes. 2mo
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KristiAhlers @BookBr agreed. I love finding treasures like this in books. 2mo
sprainedbrain This is one of my favorite books of all time. ❤️ 2mo
KristiAhlers @sprainedbrain 💜 I love how we seem to like the same books! 2mo
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SamAnne
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I always have way too many books going at once. I like to have a literary fiction, a genre fiction and a nonfiction going at the same time. Maybe throw in a graphic novel or poetry book. Also, I get distracted by the shiny new thing, the library hold that comes in that I know others are waiting for. My favorite read year is tagged, The Shadow of the Wind. Gothic novel set in Barcelona during 50s wartime, rise of fascism, love of books.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was my November #doublespin No. 9 pick. Excellent!!!! I had this on my shelf for like 6 years. So happy I finally picked it up. The writing is beautiful. The story is powerful and the reveals are so well placed. So many endearing characters. Can‘t praise this one enough!

Readergrrl One of my all time faves!!! 3mo
SamAnne I read this last month and it may be my best read of the year. And the best gothic novel I've ever read. And it made me want to go to Barcelona! 3mo
mollyrotondo @Readergrrl it‘s up there for me too! 3mo
mollyrotondo @SamAnne I definitely want to use the walking tour map in the back of the book and journey through Barcelona! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Bluebird
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1. 25-30 years in the past. If more recent my personal recollections would overshadow the book & it wouldn‘t feel ‘historical‘ enough.

2. This was tough! I avoid creepy, spooky books because I‘m a scardycat. I‘m so glad October is over! 😂. I could find none of my favorites set in the fall, but I think the tagged book fits. It‘s a bit gothic, a bit spooky and the atmosphere feels Novemberish

@TheSpineView thanks for the tag!
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome!Thanks for playing! 3mo
SamAnne I just finished Shadow of the Wind last night and loved loved loved it! 3mo
Bluebird @SamAnne yay! It‘s a favorite of mine! It‘s so beautifully written! 3mo
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SamAnne
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Wow. 5 star read. Barcelona, 1950s. Gothic meets historical fiction. Love letter to words, books and the power they hold. Story includes impacts of war and rise of fascism, its brutality towards writers, artists, queer, anyone supporting freedom of ideas and people. Young boy is allowed to choose one book out of a shop. He finds one written by a mysterious author. So many twists and turns I could not put the book down. One of my best 2022 reads.

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks This is my favorite book!! I love it so much and I‘m glad you did too! 3mo
KristiAhlers Well this is me adding it to my book shopping list for today! 3mo
SamAnne @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I want to read more by this author! 3mo
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SamAnne @KristiAhlers hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I want to travel to Barcelona. 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Excellent review! 3mo
sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books! ❤️ 3mo
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Susanita
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Barcelona! (Someday…)

Ncostell I totally agree with you! I am now reading the second book in the series and still want to visit Barcelona as I haven‘t made it there since reading the first book. 3mo
ozma.of.oz Barcelona is on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing! 3mo
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claudiuo
The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This was my October #BookSpin and I loved it! A new favorite for me, both the book and the author. Not sure why I waited for so long to read it, it had to be good with such a rec from Stephen King: “One gorgeous read.” The story and characters were great, writing was awesome and there is so much love of books from the very first chapter that it had to be a great read! A pick!

@TheAromaOfBooks

@PuddleJumper Also a #Roll100 pick from back in March

claudiuo I saved so many quotes from this book but one in particular caught my eye: “It's up to you how you waste your time and money. I'm staying here to read: life's too short.” 😃 4mo
PuddleJumper Awesome! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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SamAnne This is my #doublespin. Just started today. Very intrigued! 3mo
Librariana I've read this in English but purchased the Spanish edition and need to give that a go! 3mo
claudiuo @Librariana The writing is so beautiful in English, I bet it is so much more in original. 3mo
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PageShifter
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I loved dialogies and characters were likable too. My favorit was Fermín, he was awesome!

This was perfect for the season: it rained often and it was so foggy all the time :D This wasn't easy book to read because this made me feel so sad: there were so many dying or being old.

I liked the story, this had a mystery that revealed itself slowly. This was interesting but at some point dragged a bit.

#SeriesRead2022 #192025 (2001) #19822022 (24/41)

Librarybelle Definitely sounds perfect for the season! 4mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 4mo
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PageShifter
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“Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don‘t stop at your station.”

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PageShifter
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“Life has enough torturers as it is, without you going around moonlighting as a Grand Inquisitor against yourself.”

TheSpineView Truth! 5mo
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PageShifter
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“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

ozma.of.oz Oh that‘s a lovely quote. ❤️ 5mo
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PageShifter
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“Marriage and family are only what we make of them.“

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“Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”

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EadieB
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#LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

1. Tagged book.

2. Blackhouse by Peter May

3. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 5mo
Bluebird The first two are favorites of mine! I guess I really must move Raven Black toward the top of my TBR pile. Think I‘ll put it on hold at the library. Whenever those books become available they jump to the top of my queue so I finish before they are due back 🤣 5mo
EadieB @Bluebird Great idea! 5mo
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#AlphabetGame #LetterZ
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I'm happy to finish the Alphabet Game with one of my favorite books of all time! If you haven't read this yet, you need to! 💕📚💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my tbr!! 5mo
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It's absolutely fantastic! 5mo
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Karisimo
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Like everyone is saying- too many #letterS books to choose from! I recommend this one on audio- it includes music composed by author🎶
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#alphabetgame

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 5mo
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Susanita
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1. I wish!
2. The closest I have is the full Harry Potter set in hardback.
3. I‘d love a box set of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series.
#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz I‘ve heard good things about that series! Thank you for sharing! 6mo
SlytherinBookLady Yes, does the ship of thesus count? It comes in a box. If not I own other box sets as well!! I'm not sure what I'd like to see in a boxed set (edited) 6mo
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#ARTFULAUGUST
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Today‘s Prompt: INCLUDES A MAP

This book is an all-time favorite.

Have YOU read it?

Andrew65 Love this and love books with maps. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🙌🏻📚🗺 6mo
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Ddzmini
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Book mail and I had to get this cover 🤗📚 happy days

Birdsong28 Where did get the Mulan item from? 📚📖 6mo
shanaqui I've been meaning to try Kings of the Wyld for so long! 6mo
Ddzmini @Birdsong28 Litjoycrate it‘s big but awesome 6mo
Ddzmini @shanaqui same so I finally got it and will let you know how it goes 🤗 6mo
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bekakins
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#doublespin for July - absolutely loved this! A book about a book, and a story within a story, gorgeous writing style and a great plot (lots of coincidences but just suspend disbelief & enjoy!)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 293.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Mehso-so

I don‘t re-read books very often, but this was our pick for a book club that my sister and her friends started and it had been a few years so I needed to refresh my memory. Once my sister pointed out how the female characters are treated—basically they are all either saints or whores with little to no personality—it was all I could see in this book. The writing is beautiful at times, and I love the treatment of books as treasures. Overall 3.5/5

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“Never trust he who trusts everyone.”

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momchalance
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I did it! I finally finished The Shadow of the Wind. It was my "car read," a book that lives in my car and I basically only read while I wait for school to let out. Lots of Kindle books were read in the meanwhile, but man! I enjoyed it, but I will be making sure I choose shorter books for the car in the future lol

BarbaraBB Great picture! 9mo
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castel15
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“El señor Sempere creía que Dios vivía un poco, o mucho, en los libros y por eso dedicó su vida a compartirlos, a protegerlos y a asegurarse de que sus páginas, como nuestros recuerdos y nuestros anhelos, no se perdieran jamás, porque creía, y me hizo creer a mí también, que mientras quedase una sola persona en el mundo capaz de leerlos y vivirlos, habría un pedazo de Dios o de vida.“

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castel15
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“El incompetente siempre se presenta a sí mismo como experto, el cruel como piadoso, el pecador como santurrón, el usurero como benefactor, el mezquino como patriota, el arrogante como humilde, el vulgar como elegante y el bobalicón como intelectual.“

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castel15
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“...una religión viene a ser un código moral que se expresa mediante leyendas, mitos o cualquier tipo de artefacto literario a fin de establecer un sistema de creencias, valores y normas con los que regula una cultura una sociedad.“

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castel15
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“...el arte de leer se está muriendo muy lentamente, que es un ritual íntimo, que un libro es un espejo y que sólo podemos encontrar en él lo que ya llevamos dentro, que al leer ponemos la mente y el alma, y que ésos son bienes cada día más escasos”.

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Susanita
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#WeRemember #CarlosRuizZafon who wrote several compelling books set in Barcelona. 🇪🇸

Eggs Pretty 😍 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💛💙 10mo
kspenmoll I was supposed to go to Spain with HS group so have this book- then covid came. 10mo
Susanita @kspenmoll I hear ya. I hope you still get to go someday. 10mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Eggs Beautiful collection! 10mo
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Cathythoughts Lovely quote 💫 10mo
Eggs So lovely 📖❤️✒️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this 💛 10mo
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GatheringBooks
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#WeRemember Day 9: I shared my review of #CarlosRuizZafon back in 2010. I have a feeling I will need to reread this novel for me to binge-read the entire series. My full review here - https://wp.me/pDlzr-3h

Eggs Great choice🖤 10mo
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QueenJ
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I didn‘t understand why there was so much character development and extended story-telling however once the action finally hit, it all made sense. It was a wonderful ride.

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2022 is the year I will read the entire Cemetary of Forgotten Books series. I remembered some details but not all, so I gave this one a listen to refresh my memory on the more secondary characters.

Still just as good, perhaps better the second time around.
March #bookspinbingo Free Space @TheAromaofBooks #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView #booked2022 Winter 4 #WeatherTermInTitle @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

TheSpineView Awesome! 10mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this series gets even better with each book! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Mehso-so

A very well written, descriptive and enchanting book.

Beautiful descriptions, deep characters and intriguing story.

Yet, in spite of all these positives halfway through the book it got very slow and there were long chapters of dull descriptions.

I started to lose interest like 75% into it, but I powered through and I'm glad I did because I hate to DNF.

I guess I would have liked it more if it was shorter.

Good, but not brilliant.

⭐️⭐️⭐️☆☆

BiblioLitten I bailed on this one. It got too tedious for me. (edited) 11mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I love how different readers are!! This is my all time favorite book. I have read it many times and have many different versions (special illustrated and different languages). It's always fascinating to me how others see it. 11mo
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A young boy finds a book by a little unknown author in the cemetery of lost books. This book leads the boy on a long mystery to the truth.

I found this book to be intriguing, keeping my attention the entire time. It‘s amazing on how much I pushed away classic novels only to enjoy them so much now.

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You know a book is up to a good start when the magical library shows up in chapter 1 😊😍

2nd book for #JoyousJanuary

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galueth28
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My goals for #JoyousJanuary are: read my library books and get started with Night Circus, before I get even more intimidated by it.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Love Night Circus 💕 Good luck 😊👍 12mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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#SundaySoapBox thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

The books I recommend the most are:
📚 Tagged and this includes the whole series
📚 Any Ian Irvine book
📚 The Bees
📚 The Bone Clocks
📚 The Bear & The Nightingale
📚 Goodnight Mr Tom
📚 Unnatural Causes
📚 The Daevabad Trilogy
📚 The Art Of Racing in the Rain
📚 The Fourth Realm Trilogy
📚 A Discovery of Witches

#Booklovers #LibraryMouse #InkDrinker #ReadersLiveAThousandLives

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 📚🙌🏻 13mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#12Booksof2021 #12thBook #December This was just as good as a reread as it was the first time I read it a few years ago.
@Andrew65

Cortg I'd like to do a reread of this one along with the sequels. Such a unique story and telling.
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SilversReviews Ohhhhhh…LOVED this book. 13mo
Andrew65 @Cortg I also want to read them all again. 13mo
Andrew65 A great book. 13mo
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laur89
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Last book of 2021 ✔️ Absolutely would recommend. It‘s a combination of suspense, drama, mystery, and romance. I loved it even more because it took me back through the streets of Barcelona. Daniel & Julián are intricate, complex characters who remind you of the importance of honesty and trust, and the power of words. R.I.P. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Gracias por compartir tus talentos con el mundo.

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TheDaysGoBy
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Finally finished this one. It‘d been on my TBR for a while and I did enjoy it. I probably would have stronger feelings about it if life hadn‘t kept getting in the way creating long pauses between reading sessions. But the story was intriguing and I enjoyed unraveling the mystery. It was very involved

@Clwojick #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

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dariazeoli Hey, it‘s me! 😬😆 13mo
Cathythoughts This is a good way of looking at things 👍📚❤️ 13mo
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Amoon
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The epic story begins with young Daniel (son of a bookstore owner) visiting the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books. He is instructed to choose a book to own and cherish. He chooses The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax. A strange, disguised man has been stealing all of Carax‘s books and burning them. Am so the mystery of Julian Carax begins.