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The Museum of Extraordinary Things
The Museum of Extraordinary Things | Alice Hoffman
From the bestselling author of The Dovekeeperscomes a spectacularly imaginative and moving new novel in the vein of The Night Circusthat has been acclaimed by Jodi Picoult as 'truly stunning: part love story, part mystery, part history, and all beauy'. New York City, 1911. Meet Coralie Sardie, circus girl, web-fingered mermaid, shy only daughter of Professor Sardie and raised in the bizarre surroundings of his Museum of Extraordinary Things. And meet Eddie Cohen, a handsome young immigrant who has run away from his painful past and his Orthodox family to become a photographer, documenting life on the teeming city streets. One night by the freezing waters of the Hudson River, Coralie stumbles across Eddie, who has become enmeshed in the case of a missing girl, and the fates of these two hopeful outcasts collide as they search for truth, beauty, love and freedom in tumultuous times.
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Come-read-with-me
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Pickpick

Alice Hoffman does it agin! This haunting and tender love story showcases Hoffman‘s talents at their best. The story is unusual but based on true events. An incredible and engrossing read.

rather_be_reading im gonna tey to read all her books in September/October 4mo
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading Great goal and well worth the time and effort! 📚📚📚 4mo
rather_be_reading @Come-read-with-me im so excited! ive wanted to do it for two years now bt i am def doing it this year! 4mo
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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

I keep trying to like Hoffman‘s writing more, but I‘m just not a fan of the structure here and the switching perspectives from two first person POVs to third person... And the characters themselves aren‘t very realistic to me... the historical setting is interesting but the sideshow/human oddities didn‘t feel all that fresh... but the audio is performed well and I enjoyed it for some fun #AudioColoring!

Crazeedi I have had same opinion of Hoffman, I've finished her books, but they have mostly left me saying something is missing in her writing... 10mo
Jas16 I seem to either love her books or really dislike them. This was one I really disliked. 10mo
k.reads.5 I haven't read this one but I did really enjoy her book The Marriage of Opposites. 10mo
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TorieStorieS @Crazeedi Yes!! I‘m glad I‘m not alone!! 10mo
TorieStorieS @Jas16 I own several more of her books that I haven‘t read yet so I‘m still hopeful that I‘ll find one that I love... 10mo
Crazeedi @TorieStorieS 🙄😊 10mo
TorieStorieS @pl.2886 That one sounds familiar... it just might be unread on my shelves! But I‘m probably going to wait a bit before braving my next one by her! 😬 10mo
k.reads.5 @TorieStorieS Understandable! 10mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
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I am a sucker for any kind of circus/carnival/side show type story but throw in #mermaids and I‘m in heaven! Shocked to see this book got crappy reviews on Litsy- I really enjoyed this one and gave it 4 ⭐️. However, seeing as how I live in a mermaid house, I may be a little biased lol 🤷‍♀️
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#anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ok I have to ask!! A mermaid house?! 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️ 10mo
Nevermore88 I‘m with her ^ 10mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Nevermore88 haha my friends and fam call my house the mermaid house bc I am OBSESSED with mermaids! My husband is less enthusiastic.... the only room totally devoid of mermaid related items is the man cave 😂 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheFunkyBookworm ok gotcha!!! I didn‘t know you loved them so much!! 💗🧜‍♀️❤️ 10mo
cobwebmoth I loved this book. I have a circus/carnival obsession.🎪🖤 10mo
TheFunkyBookworm @cobwebmoth me too! Any others along the same vein you can suggest?! 10mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yup- I even have the long red mermaid hair to prove it 😂... natural of course 💁‍♀️😆 10mo
valeriegeary 🤔 yeah....I really liked this book. It was dark and mermaidy. What could be better than that? 😄🐬 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheFunkyBookworm and you are beautiful ❤️ 10mo
cobwebmoth I've had trouble finding these kind of books. Of course, I loved The Night Circus, and I liked Water for Elephants. 10mo
JamieArc This was my first Alice Hoffman book and I loved it. The rest of her books just didn‘t do it for me, but I think about this one all the time. Such a great atmosphere in the book too. 10mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you are too sweet! 💜 10mo
TheFunkyBookworm @cobwebmoth those were great! 10mo
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Caroline2
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A story of star-crossed lovers, living in New York in 1911, that I still haven‘t read yet!! 🙄 and a giant pine cone! 👍🏻 #AFairytaleOfNewYork #winterwonderland

TrishB I really enjoyed this book! 12mo
Cinfhen Ditto @TrishB 😍 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#firstsnowonbrooklyn made me homesick. Images of my High School- (FK Lane HS)3 halls in Brooklyn, One in Queens. Cypress Hills Cemetery has an entrance in Brooklyn and Queens, surrounded two sides of my HS and is where Harry Houdini is buried. #winterwonderland

Cinfhen Awesome images 12mo
TrishB Great pics 💕 and I enjoyed the book you tagged! 12mo
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Ms_T
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Mehso-so

After reading The Dovekeepers I had high hopes for this book yet I‘ve been left feeling somewhat disappointed. The writing is really nice but I feel the story is rather thin: each chapter is so long yet so little seems to happen. The historical side of this book - based on fact - is quite interesting but I couldn‘t buy into the mystical element of the story, it simply wasn‘t to my taste. ⭐️⭐️

MinDea This book sounds interesting and I love Alice Hoffman! So sorry to hear you were disappointed. 14mo
Ms_T @MinDea Never mind, I have plenty more books to choose from! 14mo
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Ms_T
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Continuing with these two today - one for my commute to and from work and the other for the quiet parts of the day.

TrishB Both great reads 👍🏻 14mo
Ms_T @TrishB Excellent! 14mo
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Ms_T
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Next up, I purchased this book over a year ago. Time it was read 📚

Caroline2 I think I bought this book about a year ago and I still haven‘t read it yet either! 😆 1y
Ms_T @Caroline2 😂😂😂 1y
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Tianarose
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Pickpick

Finished my first audiobook. I really enjoyed this story. Loved the characters and the writing. Alice Hoffman has never let me down.

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Tianarose

Do you think you retain any of the story #audiosleeping? Lol. I think I was on chapter three, woke up on chapter 6 😦

Eggbeater I do that all the time! Sometimes I continue the story in my dream and mess it all up. 1y
Tianarose @Eggbeater , lol. That‘s funny. 1y
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Tianarose
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Cool this website gives you suggestions based on favourite oils or authors. Will have to keep this handy. https://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/isbn/1451693567

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Tianarose
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Road tripping home with my kiddos in t-30 minutes for Thanksgiving weekend at my parents. They get the DVD player so I am going to audio drive with This one.

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4thhouseontheleft
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What an amazing box of goodies! Thank you so much @SkeletonKey for all of the wonderful gifts in the last box for #novelteabookclub. My family laughed when I gasped in delight...over sugar. 😂😂 I LOVE lavender in food! The tea bag buddy looks awesome, and all the teas look so yummy!! And the tote!!

I hope you don‘t mind if I share this, but Kay is an incredible artist, you should definitely check out their website: theskeletonkeystudio.com.

SkeletonKey Yay! So glad everything arrived safely. The shop had lemon sugar and lavender sugar and I debated between the two waaay too long, lol. Thanks for sharing my site!! 1y
Linear I love that quote 1y
tammysue 😍 1y
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GripLitGrl
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Jerdencon Love the Museum of National History! 1y
vkois88 😍😍😍 The Smithsonian is one of my favorite places! I've been wanting to go but haven't made it yet. I think LO would enjoy it 1y
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SkeletonKey
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Trying to get back into some kind of schedule, really enjoying reading this pick for the #tealoverspostalclub #tealoversclub #novelteabookclub

@4thhouseontheleft @JenlovesJT47 @cobwebmoth

Kayla.Adriena I loved that book! And I love the cover!! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I like that mug. 👌 1y
SkeletonKey @Kayla.Adriena - Me too! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - Thanks, hah 1y
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AnansiGirl Cool mug! ☕️ 1y
4thhouseontheleft That mug is fantastic! 1y
SkeletonKey @AnansiGirl @4thhouseontheleft - I love the potter who makes them!! 1y
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GripLitGrl
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Meeko93 👌 1y
Linsy Need to read! I recently fell for Alice Hoffman, but have only read Rules of Magic and Practical Magic. 1y
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SkeletonKey
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Trying to get back on track after a really crazy month. Things are starting to calm down though.

Still need to start on our #tealoversbookclub pick, so that will be next.

#tealovers #novelteabookclub @4thhouseontheleft @cobwebmoth @JenlovesJT47

4thhouseontheleft I‘m reading the #novelteabookclub book right now too! 1y
SkeletonKey @4thhouseontheleft - Awesome!! I‘m not too behind then, lol. 1y
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thereadingowlvina
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thereadingowlvina
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Pickpick

My 1st Hoffman book & certainly will not be my last one! Albeit a slow burn story, I enjoyed this book immensely:

✔ Beautiful & lustrous prose
✔ Character driven story
✔ Circus/oddities themed story with great descriptive writing
✔ Quotable book

❌ Good but not great plot
❌ Italic font used for 1st person narration is harsh for the eyes!

Rating: 4🌟

More review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2451046853

📸: Photography By Curtis Ulrich

JoScho Love this picture ❤️ 1y
thereadingowlvina @JoScho Aww, thank you so much! That's nice of you 💕🤗 1y
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Foragingfantasy
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Settled into one of the library‘s 2 comfy chairs for the next hour and a half. Wasting time while the boys are at VBS. Seems like a good use of my time. 😊

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Texreader
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These are the books I bought at the Strand and had shipped home. It will be so fun getting the package back home.

LiteraryinLititz Looks like a great new batch of books! Happy reading! 1y
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thereadingowlvina
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Love this quote! ???

"The human eye was not capable of true sight, for it was constrained by its own humanness, clouded by regret, and opinion, and faith. Whatever was witnessed in the real world was unknowable in real time. It was the eye of the camera that captured the world as it truly was."

#qotd #quotefrombook

QuietlyLaura I like this quote! A photo is the only way to stop Time. 💙 1y
thereadingowlvina @QuietlyLaura Agree! 💖😊 1y
Tianarose I am listening to this on audio and this quote really spoke to me too! 1y
thereadingowlvina @Tianarose Awesome! 🤗💜 1y
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SkeletonKey
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Thanks so much, @cobwebmoth !! This was great to receive after a stressful week. I love everything you chose for this box, builders tea will remind me of England and I can‘t wait to try the spice tea.

This book has been on my to-read list for a long while too so I‘m excited to start it soon.

#tealoversbookclub #novelteabookclub #teaandbooks #yum

4thhouseontheleft Wow, I can‘t believe we‘re on our last book for this round already! 1y
cobwebmoth Yay! Glad you like what I sent.❤ 1y
SkeletonKey @4thhouseontheleft - Me neither! I must have miscounted because I thought we had one more 😂 It‘s been so nice. 1y
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SkeletonKey @cobwebmoth - I do, thanks!! 1y
Craftylikefox The museum of extraordinary things is so good. Silly question but is builders tea brand or type of tea? I have heard of it before and always wondered 1y
SkeletonKey @Craftylikefox - In England it just means any old cup of cheap, strong black tea, named after laborers having a tea break. But I guess this is a brand as well! I love Alice Hoffman 1y
Craftylikefox Thanks for the explanation! I love Alice Hoffman too! 1y
keys_on_fire @cobwebmoth puts together the best book boxes!! :) 1y
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cobwebmoth
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Pickpick

I read it in two days, so hopefully my slump has ended! I really enjoyed this book. It's my first Hoffman, but not my last. I've always been drawn to characters that are outcasts. I found the writing atmospheric. It will be on its way to you soon @SkeletonKey .
#novelteabookclub

Tianarose The dove keepers is also really good. May have to add this my list. 1y
SkeletonKey I can‘t wait! 1y
4thhouseontheleft Yay for the end to a reading slump!! Glad you liked it! Practical Magic is another good one by her. 1y
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cobwebmoth
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I'm actually making good progress on the tagged book, and enjoying it. But my depression is demanding that I pause and wallow in this treat for a moment.🍧😩😜😢

knittedgnome Hugs. Enjoy your treat 1y
LiteraryinLititz I‘m sorry you‘re struggling! 💜 1y
InLibrisVeritas Enjoy your treat and I hope things get a little lighter for you. ♥ 1y
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JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
youneverarrived ❤️ 1y
Crystalblu I feel ya, sister! Be kind to yourself 💜 1y
jfalkens *hugs* 1y
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LMJenkins
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#FoodimentaryWatson is a great way to start a Friday! @MaleficentBookDragon Thank you for the goodies! Chocolate covered potato chips - YUM. Too bad I already did my #bookmarks photo or I could‘ve added these. Thank you! I hope you like your goodies as well. ⭐️💛📚👍🏼 #litsyswaps @wordslinger42 thanks for putting this together.

tammysue Nice! 1y
DivaDiane Whoops! Not me! 1y
LMJenkins @DivaDiane LOL, sorry about that. 🤪 1y
LMJenkins @MaleficentBookDragon I‘m assuming your package arrived Wednesday or Thursday? *fingers crossed* 1y
wordslinger42 You're welcome!! Those books look really interesting! 1y
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toofondofbooks
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LibraryCin
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I listened to the audio and there are three narrators: Coralie, Eddie, and a generic narrator (voiced by Judith Light). Of the story itself, only Coralie‘s story interested me. (Which is why I have said next to nothing about Eddie in my summary, as I can‘t tell you much more, as my mind wandered during his parts.) Cont in comments...

LibraryCin As for the audio, one thing that bothered me was Judith Light‘s dialogue for any character – it seemed to me very staccato/robotic, but only when she was doing the dialogue. The audio includes a short interview/conversation (that kind of disintegrates into gushing about each other‘s work at times) between Judith Light and Alice Hoffman. 1y
LibraryCin The book/story, though – really didn‘t interest me all that much, though in addition to Coralie‘s story, there were some interesting tidbits about the Triangle Factory fire. 1y
RJHowe Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻 1y
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Kaylamburson I felt very similarly to you, @LibraryCin. I also only enjoyed Coralie‘s story and the information about the Triangle Factory Fire. Also, welcome to Litsy!!!! 1y
LibraryCin Thank you. Ive been here for a bit, but i have someone trying to help me be more active! 1y
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy! Xx 1y
jenniferw88 I wish I could 'heart' your previous comment @LibraryCin ! 😂😊 1y
LibraryCin And i would like your comment, if i could! 1y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome—and great review. I usually love Alice Hoffman but this was a so-so for me also. 1y
LibraryCin @BarbaraTheBibliophage glad to hear im not the only one! 1y
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Kalyn_Denae
Mehso-so

Interesting but lacked detail overall.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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May stats. 5 books. 3 were book club books. I enjoyed them all with a few notable problems in The Loch and All Our Wrong Todays. All in all, a good reading month.

Cinfhen Liking the emojis 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Ready for book club.

Chasing_Pages Mmmmmm, I love dogfish head! (edited) 2y
CoffeeNBooks Dogfish Head beer, yum! 🍺 2y
Elizabeth2 Oh that beer looks so tempting! Enjoy! 2y
PatriciaU One of my favorite books! 2y
ladym30 Love that book!! 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Leftover Chinese food and a few stolen pages at my desk.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Arggghhh. This is especially annoying since the two books I read before this one had a lot of sexism in them.

I need to go watch Wonder Woman. Like NOW.

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cobwebmoth
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@JenlovesJT47 You are spoiling me with all of these tea selections! And you know how much I love Deadpool.😁 Thank you so much!❤
#novelteabookclub @SkeletonKey @4thhouseontheleft

JenlovesJT47 I hope you like them! The apple is one of my favorites. I haven‘t had a chance to get you any fancy teas but plan on doing that next time. And I couldn‘t resist the Deadpool mug! I saw the new movie on Friday, it was awesome! 2y
cobwebmoth @JenlovesJT47 Please don't worry about how fancy the teas are. I will enjoy whatever you send. You've been so generous to me.❤ 2y
JenlovesJT47 🤗 2y
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Crystalblu We are going to have to get that mug! So awesome! 2y
TricksyTails 😍 *grabby hands* THAT MUG!!!! 2y
Bookishthoughts I love cinnamon apple and cinnamon orange tea!💓😊🙌 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Starting the #8intwo #readathon at LaVeggio with a tasty mocha. #bookandcoffee

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MaleficentBookDragon
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For this weekend‘s #8intwo #readathon I‘ll be reading this book for Thursday‘s Books and Beans Book Club (we meet in a different coffee shop near Binghamton NY each month).

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JenlovesJT47
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Mehso-so

This book is worth reading but very slow moving. I also didn‘t like how every other chapter was in italics. It took me out of the story. Still, lots to learn here about the history of New York in 1911. 3.5 ⭐️

ladym30 Such a sweet face!! 2y
AmyG Happy Mother‘s Day. 💐 2y
Avanders 😍😍Happy Mother's Day!! 🌺🌷 2y
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BrainyHeroine This worked for me on audio, the font thing hurt my head. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @AmyG thank you!! (I don‘t know if you have kids or not but if so, same to you!!) ❤️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 @ladym30 thank you!! ☺️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Avanders thank you, same to you lady!! ❤️☺️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 @BrainyHeroine glad I‘m not the only one! That‘s why it took me over a week to finish it 😩 2y
AmyG I do...3 wonderful kids. Thank you 😘 2y
Pamwurtzler Happy first Mother‘s Day! 2y
TheReadingMermaid Those eyes ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
CouronneDhiver I say this every time, I know, but he‘s just too stinking CUTE! 😍😍😍 2y
Bookishthoughts Aww👣👣👣💓💓💓 2y
Nute Gosh, he‘s cute.😍 I didn‘t even notice the book. 2y
BookishMe He makes your posts/ books look better! 😄 😄 2y
Gissy I like this picture! He is so alert! Cute!😍❤️❤️❤️ 2y
4thhouseontheleft Happy Mother‘s Day! (One day late) 😃 2y
JenlovesJT47 @4thhouseontheleft thank you so much!! ❤️ 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Getting ready to dive into this for the #novelteabookclub - this has been on my TBR for awhile now! Jace approves. 👍🏻

SkeletonKey Eeee! Can‘t wait to read that. 2y
JenlovesJT47 Btw girls, when is this supposed to go out? If I‘m behind I apologize! The last month has been a blur. 😱 2y
vkois88 Awwww ❤ Glad he's home! Enjoy the snuggles 2y
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tpixie Cute baby!!! 👶🏻 💜❤️💚 2y
cobwebmoth I think we have another week and a half before we have to send them out, since we were doing 6 week rotations. I hope I'm right, since I'm about halfway done with your book.😄 2y
DebinHawaii Sweet! 👶🏻💙 2y
Avanders 😍💝💙🤗 2y
4thhouseontheleft I‘m just finishing up the book from @SkeletonKey today, so you aren‘t behind! I think they are supposed to be mailed/received by the 15th! 2y
SkeletonKey @JenlovesJT47 @4thhouseontheleft @cobwebmoth - Yes, it‘s a six week rotation! Might be a little more confusing but the extra time is helpful, lol. 2y
4thhouseontheleft @SkeletonKey The extra time is greatly appreciated!! 2y
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SandyW
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Pickpick

I'm sort of mirroring my #FreakyFriday twin. @Penguininflight has injured her back and is laid up. I've been sick all week with bronchitis. ?

While Bev is busy Litsy-ing, I'm not able to focus, so not much reading for me, and no Litsy. (At least I didn't suffer on Tuesday while you all were having Litsy withdrawals.)

Anyway, finished "The Museum of Extraordinary Things" early in the week and enjoyed it immensely.

@Clwojick
@monalyisha

cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 2y
PenguinInFlight I hope you feel better soon! Get lots of rest. 💜💜Bronchitis is nasty stuff. (We‘re quite the pair, huh? LOL.) 2y
PenguinInFlight I‘m so glad you liked this! I agree, I get so nervous when I recommend books I love because I have no idea what the reception will be. But, if everyone liked the same exact thing, the world would be less interesting. ☺️ 2y
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SandyW @cobwebmoth Thank you. Today is the first day I don't feel like I'm coughing up a lung! 2y
SandyW @PenguinInFlight Thanks. Hubby is virtually pouring the chick-un soup I made yesterday down my throat. And I'm having enough tea that I feel like I'm going to the potty every 15 minutes. 2y
SandyW @PenguinInFlight Re different tastes... exactly! 2y
mrp27 Feel better. 2y
RaimeyGallant @PenguinInFlight I hope you both feel better soon! 2y
SandyW @mrp27 @RaimeyGallant Thank you. Slowly but surely! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Received these awesome goodies last night from @4thhouseontheleft for the first month of our #novelteabookclub ! I wish you guys could smell how great this whole box smells! Can't wait to try the awesome teas (I love creme brûlée!), and the bunny tea infuser is adorable! I've also always wanted to try Stroopwafels ?- thank you so much for everything, I love it! The book also looks great! ☺️Not pictured: a caramel yummy that is currently ?

JenlovesJT47 Residing in the fridge so my hubby and I can eat it ASAP! ☕️😋☕️☺️☕️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 P.S. @cobwebmoth I will have your goodies in the mail next week! Time has totally gotten away from me! 😱 2y
cobwebmoth No worries!❤ 2y
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PenguinInFlight Museum of Extraordinary Things is one of my favorite books EVER. 😍🙌🏻 2y
4thhouseontheleft @JenlovesJT47 Glad you like it! I was hoping the chocolate wouldn‘t melt in the FL sun. 😃 I received a bunny diffuser in a Litsy box and love mine! Thought it was fitting for Spring! 🐰 (edited) 2y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 2y
ladym30 I loved it! One of my all time favorites! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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No snow day here. 😃 🌴 ☀️

Sympathies to all the Littens suffering through yet another snowstorm today! (Unless you like that sort of thing, then enjoy!) Here‘s some Florida sunshine I am sending your way. ☺️

#currentlyreading

kspenmoll Thanks! Would like to teleport & join you! More snow here in CT! 2y
readinginthedark So pretty! Normally I don‘t like Florida, but your back porch looks like a lovely spot! 2y
4thhouseontheleft @readinginthedark This is my parents house! I live in N.C., which had snow flurries yesterday, so I picked a good time to come down here to help out. 😃 I‘m not a big FL fan, either, but the weather has definitely been beautiful this week, in the “just right” zone of 60s and 70s. 2y
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4thhouseontheleft @kspenmoll what is this, the 3rd storm in 10 days? Our NY/NJ/CT family are all fed up with the snow this winter! 2y
Craftylikefox Thanks for the sunny view! It‘s been the all the talk in Maine that it‘s our third storm in a row. Hopefully the weather will stop having a tantrum. Soak up all the sun and warmth! 2y
monalyisha I can‘t tell if this is kind or cruel. 😂 Enjoy! 😉 2y
4thhouseontheleft @monalyisha Oh, dear. Kind, definitely kind! 😂😂 2y
Louise It's been snowing all night and all day here! Big, powdery flakes! The world is hushed and serene out here in the woods of Western MA. It's lovely! 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Louise Sounds beautiful! 2y
readinginthedark 😆Makes sense! 2y
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Carolyn11215
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I lived in Brooklyn most of my adult life and hanging out in Coney Island was always an adventure! #emojimadness @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

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Little_Reader
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It‘s Saturday afternoon. It‘s snowing. There‘s no chance I‘m going outside anymore today. Time to finish this novel and move on to the next. 😍 #SnowDay #SheDevoursBooks #BookMonster

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Little_Reader
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What do you do when the heater is broken? Curl up under three blankets with a book while the repairman tries to fix it! #IHateWinter

Kshakal Your heater isn‘t working again??? Boo... 2y
Little_Reader @Kshakal Yeah, it‘s kind of frustrating. 2y
Kshakal @Little_Reader I would say so!!! 2y
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Little_Reader
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Hour 12 Challenge: Best First Lines
“You would think it would be impossible to find anything new in the world, creatures no man has ever seen before, one-of-a-kind oddities in which nature has taken a backseat to the coursing pulse of the fantastical and the marvelous.”
Starting this one next, and I‘m looking forward to Alice Hoffman‘s prose. It‘s always so beautiful. #24in48

Cinfhen I really enjoyed this story 2y
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Mskt6891

Finished my last book of 2017. Reading target smashed, it's been an excellent year in books https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017

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GoodRoseReads
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1. My literary tastes vary, I love almost anything. I however cannot put a book down even if I don't like it.
2. A few of my favorites would be Lois Lowry, J.R.R Tolkein, J.K. Rowling, Harper Lee, Cynthis Voight, Mildred D. Taylor, and Richard Wright
3. I hate over exaggerated romance
4. I want to read more historical fiction
5. Toss between The Museum of Extraordinary Things and The Regan Diaries.
6. @taylorbundy

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mrsbatman85
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I‘m not sure where I found this image but I think it sums me up so perfectly. I love choosing to be alone; usually with a good book and a cup of tea... but I truly hate the heartbreak of loneliness

AmyG I understand that well. 2y
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booksandsympathy
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These two books were my #bestofoctober #uncannyoctober

TrishB Loved Museum....💓 2y
booksandsympathy @TrishB So did I. I have yet to read an Alice Hoffman book I didn't like 2y
TrishB Same 👍 2y
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booksandsympathy
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"She had come to believe that if her father had wanted a docile daughter, he should never have allowed her access to the ocean. It was here she found a strength that often surprised her."