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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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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! 7d
BookBr One of my all-time favs! 7d
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. 6d
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KristiAhlers @BookBr agreed. I love finding treasures like this in books. 6d
sprainedbrain This is one of my favorite books of all time. ❤️ 4d
KristiAhlers @sprainedbrain 💜 I love how we seem to like the same books! 4d
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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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mollyrotondo
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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!!! 2w
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! 2w
mollyrotondo @Readergrrl it‘s up there for me too! 2w
mollyrotondo @SamAnne I definitely want to use the walking tour map in the back of the book and journey through Barcelona! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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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! 3w
SamAnne I just finished Shadow of the Wind last night and loved loved loved it! 3w
Bluebird @SamAnne yay! It‘s a favorite of mine! It‘s so beautifully written! 3w
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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! 4w
KristiAhlers Well this is me adding it to my book shopping list for today! 4w
SamAnne @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I want to read more by this author! 4w
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SamAnne @KristiAhlers hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I want to travel to Barcelona. 4w
CoverToCoverGirl Excellent review! 3w
sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books! ❤️ 3w
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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. 1mo
ozma.of.oz Barcelona is on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing! 1mo
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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.” 😃 2mo
PuddleJumper Awesome! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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SamAnne This is my #doublespin. Just started today. Very intrigued! 1mo
Librariana I've read this in English but purchased the Spanish edition and need to give that a go! 4w
claudiuo @Librariana The writing is so beautiful in English, I bet it is so much more in original. 4w
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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! 2mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 2mo
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PageShifter
The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“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! 3mo
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PageShifter
The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

ozma.of.oz Oh that‘s a lovely quote. ❤️ 3mo
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PageShifter
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“Marriage and family are only what we make of them.“

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PageShifter
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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 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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 🤣 3mo
EadieB @Bluebird Great idea! 3mo
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Branwen
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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!! 3mo
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It's absolutely fantastic! 3mo
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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 📚 3mo
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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! 4mo
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) 4mo
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SilversReviews
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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. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🙌🏻📚🗺 4mo
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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? 📚📖 4mo
shanaqui I've been meaning to try Kings of the Wyld for so long! 4mo
Ddzmini @Birdsong28 Litjoycrate it‘s big but awesome 4mo
Ddzmini @shanaqui same so I finally got it and will let you know how it goes 🤗 4mo
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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!!! 4mo
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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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Beatlefan129
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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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Kerrbearlib
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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! 7mo
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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
La Sombra del Viento | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“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 😍 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💛💙 8mo
kspenmoll I was supposed to go to Spain with HS group so have this book- then covid came. 8mo
Susanita @kspenmoll I hear ya. I hope you still get to go someday. 8mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Eggs Beautiful collection! 8mo
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Kshakal
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Cathythoughts Lovely quote 💫 8mo
Eggs So lovely 📖❤️✒️ 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this 💛 8mo
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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🖤 8mo
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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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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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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! 8mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this series gets even better with each book! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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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) 9mo
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. 9mo
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freeatlast1137
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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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galueth28
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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 😊👍 10mo
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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!! 📚🙌🏻 11mo
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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.
11mo
SilversReviews Ohhhhhh…LOVED this book. 11mo
Andrew65 @Cortg I also want to read them all again. 11mo
Andrew65 A great book. 11mo
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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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umbrellagirl
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dariazeoli Hey, it‘s me! 😬😆 11mo
Cathythoughts This is a good way of looking at things 👍📚❤️ 11mo
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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.

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Cindarella
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Very hmmm... Just at the beginning.

Louise Love this series! 💗 11mo
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Susanita
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1. Something that‘s not on my radar that I end up loving.
2. Tagged! One of my favorites.
3. Good question! Maybe an illustrated edition of Lord of the Rings?
#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Whose illustrations would you want? I love the Alan Lee ones. ❤️ Thank you for sharing! 11mo
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peacegypsy
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My niece praises this one. My copy isn‘t in the best condition, but it‘s the words that matter, no? 😊

AmyG As long as it‘s readable. And it‘s a wonderful book. 11mo
peacegypsy @AmyG Thanks for the endorsement! 11mo
JamieArc I acquired a roughed up copy too, and it was one of my favorite reads this year. 11mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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I read this a few years ago, but after reading the rest of the series recently, I decided to reread this one to really connect all of the storylines. I'm so glad I read this again- I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time I read it!

emz711 City of mist came out a few weeks ago. Check it out! 12mo
Soubhiville Hi Harper! Tracking says your gift thru Bookshop.org was delivered yesterday, just want to make sure you got it 😊❤️. 12mo
Saknicole This is one of my favorite books! I never continued the series though. 12mo
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CoffeeNBooks @Soubhiville Yes! It arrived- I'm so sorry I didn't let you know I got it! Thanks so much, my friend! 😊 12mo
CoffeeNBooks @Soubhiville I left it in the box- waiting until Christmas to open it. 😁 12mo
Soubhiville Yay! I‘m glad it‘s there. 12mo
Soubhiville I got an Amazon package today that says it‘s a gift but not who it‘s from…. Is it from you? 11mo
CoffeeNBooks @Soubhiville Yes, it's probably the gift from me. I didn't think it was going to get there until the 16th, but I just checked and it said it was delivered yesterday (the 11th). There should have been a gift message with it- sometimes I think Amazon forgets to include those. 😆 11mo
Soubhiville Thank you! It‘s under the tree. I‘m sure Amazon workers are scrambling to keep up, but I‘m a good guesser luckily 😁 11mo
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Paus0312
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Staring a new adventure!

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