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Wildwood
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheavala world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object.Supports the Common Core State Standards
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Clwojick
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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😂😂😂😂😂

KathyWheeler 😄 4mo
mcipher This was my desktop background for a long time!! Carson Ellis is ah-May-zing. ♥️ 4mo
seaves582 Yay cats!!!! 4mo
CuriousCaterpillar 😂 😂 😂 😂 4mo
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monalyisha
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3/4 walks done for the #bookfitnesschallenge! This is a trail called Cascading Waters located conveniently near my workplace. It‘s gorgeous this time of year: brand-new leaves unfurling & falling falls. I feel #blessed to live in New England in the springtime (if not during that other season that shall go unnamed).

I also feel #blessed to work someplace where a Sasquatch-riding-a-unicorn t-shirt (+ a blazer) is considered appropriate attire.

RealLifeReading How lucky to have such a nice place to walk nearby! 7mo
wanderinglynn I am jealous that you get to wear cool tees to work. I just wish I could dress down a bit. But that is a lovely place to walk. 🙌🏻 7mo
Crazeedi Beautiful!! 7mo
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BookwormAHN Gorgeous place to walk 👏🏻 7mo
Emilymdxn Great work on the walks! And that‘s absolutely beautiful (the area and the t shirt) 7mo
Clwojick I love that shirt! 😱😱😱 7mo
monalyisha @Clwojick I stole it from my husband. 😆 7mo
Clwojick I stole my husbands “spoderman” tee (that I made him) lol. 7mo
cobwebmoth Gorgeous trail! 7mo
Reecaspieces Oh wow! Lovely 7mo
britt_brooke Beautiful! 7mo
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monalyisha
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Funny story:

While I‘ve never read “Wildwood,” I‘ve *owned* it forever! I picked up the ARC while working at my local, indie bookstore. I brought it home & my husband read it & LOVED it. Later, when she was old enough to fully appreciate it, my bunny DEVOURED it. Literally. I clearly needed a new copy. 😅 I promise I‘ll keep this one on a higher shelf!

@ValkyrieAndHerBooks Have you played Illimat (The Decemberists‘ board game)? It looks so cool!

monalyisha Also, this new copy has full-color illustrations, which the ARC did not yet. And they‘re gorgeous! 10mo
tournevis I have played Illimat! I kickstarted it in fact. It was quite good, but I sold it because I was the only one who liked it in my house 10mo
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monalyisha @tournevis What were your family‘s complaints? I‘m *not* a board game person (I basically only like “Scrabble” 😆). I get intimidated by most games & their complexity. But I just dig its style so much! 10mo
tournevis @monalyisha The style, actually. They thought it was more style than substance. Also my son did not like the differing rules per season. Considering there are thousands of hobby board games out there, and hundreds in the house, it's not a problem. And Scrabble is rad. 10mo
monalyisha @tournevis Ha! Maybe their complaints mean I‘ll like it more. 😜 I haven‘t had willing Scrabble opponents since college. It‘s a real travesty. No one will ever play with me because I always win. 😅 I‘ve thought about joining an after-work group at a nearby cafe...but I always want to just go *home* after work! Maybe I‘ll try to be less antisocial this Spring. 😉 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly I saw this at the library yesterday but didn‘t grab it because I was busy baby-minding. I should have! And I didn‘t know they had a board game—I need it! 10mo
tournevis @monalyisha I feel your pain. The only worthy Scrabble opponant I have lives 6 hours from me. Unless I want to play in English. But playing in a second language, even one is basically fluent as a native in, is hard! I also have a gaming group, that I was too sick to attend in 2018, but they meet on Mondays and I work out of town on Mondays. It's hard. 10mo
monalyisha @tournevis I guess we have to make sacrifices for the things (SCRABBLE) we love. 😉 10mo
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly It's fun! It feels like an much older game than it is. That's what the designers wanted and they delivered. 10mo
tournevis @monalyisha I have an extra travel copy of Scrabble, with French-language tile distribution, but I can't find a buyer where I live. That too is a sacrifice. I might have to donate it. 10mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks It was fated! You clearly needed a new copy of Wildwood! And I have not played Illimat, but I will have to check it out! 10mo
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Autumnscribe
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Not bad so far, (25%), but not super captivating either. It feels like Narnia, if Aslan were a bureaucratic paper pusher. Really hoping it improves.

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wordslinger42
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#50KReadingLifeGiveaway @Mitch

Thank you so much for doing this awesome giveaway! 😊

The five words I would use to describe my reading life are....

Coffee-fueled ☕
Cozy 📚
Fantastical 🐉
Candlelit 🔥
Adventurous 🚂

Thanks again & congratulations on the milestone 😄

Mitch Ooh - candlelit 👏🏼👏🏼Almost makes me happy autumn is approaching. X 1y
wordslinger42 @Mitch I'll admit that I already have fall decorations up & a pumpkin pecan waffles candle is burning as we speak 🍁 1y
Mitch @wordslinger42 that‘s so funny! 1y
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AF_AF
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Reading while the kids swim! I love vacation!
#popsugar2018 #takesplaceinmystate

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Oh this was so cute! I got a bit of Narnia vibes at the start. I love how much the mc loves her brother and as always, I'm a ducker for books with prophecies

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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My second roll for the game board contest is Middle Grade! Thankfully my hold for this just came in so I'll start the audiobook when I can't physically be reading The Iron Flower

PatternsOnWalls I looove this one 😍 It‘s just so fun and full of adventure! 1y
ladym30 Love the cover! 1y
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AF_AF
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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The two shelves that bring me so much joy

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toofondofbooks
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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A fave.

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glitterkitty459
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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@GondorGirl Thanks for this great giveaway!! And congrats on your milestone!🎉 #GG40k
I really love this illustration from Wildwood, which is one of my favorite books

GondorGirl Such unique artwork! 😍 2y
Cinfhen Beautiful 💜 2y
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Kelican17 I loved this series! The illustrations are beautiful! 💚😍💚 2y
overtheedge I hope I can find it!! Great illustration. 2y
SandyW That artwork is lovely. 2y
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SeanEasley
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Been told these are awesome, so I grabbed the boxed set (on a trustworthy reference). It‘ll be fun to see how they stand up to the hype I‘ve gotten. :)

Wife @Kelican17 Look! Boxed set! 2y
Kelican17 But... i already have them all. 2y
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Emarieh
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Wanted to read but my book was already in use!

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haileybean
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Just started this one today. And by just started I mean I‘m 6 pages in and the main character, Prue, is a sarcastic beast and I love her. Please don‘t change 500+ pages later. Also, I love The Decemberists and I‘ve had this on my shelf, for a long time, and never connected it was THAT COLIN MELOY. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️😂

vivastory I love The Decemberists. I'm seeing them the end of May! 2y
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KitKate
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The American fairytale I‘ve always wanted. It pairs well with Stillwater Artisanal Stateside Saison, pure, enjoyable, and gone faster than I realized was possible (it‘s a long book y‘all, I expected it to take way longer than 3 days to read)

Christine11 Gorgeous cover! 2y
cathysaid Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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toofondofbooks
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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A beautifully illustrated magical series reminiscent of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Wizard of Oz. Wildwood is a wonderful middle grade fantasy series that is everything that makes the genre one of my favorites.

#recommended #middlegradefiction

BeckyK Beautiful! 2y
vicgreentoriafield Colin Meloy❤ The lead in my favorite band. 2y
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Shemac77
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Book haul from the used bookstore.

MinDea 👏👏👏👏 2y
bedandabook Ooh, some good finds there. You should be pleased with yourself! 2y
Mitch Impressive! 2y
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larah17 Oh wow! I also bought the Night Circus from a second hand bookshop today! 😁 2y
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻 2y
Soubhiville 😲 nice haul! 2y
SamHeartCoffee I'm intrigued by The Miniaturist also. 2y
kspenmoll What fun! 2y
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Emily92Bibliophile
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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5⭐️!! First book to complete in 2018! This was my book club‘s December pick, and I finished it just in time for tomorrow‘s meeting! With 541 pages, it was quite a lot to do in the small amount of time I left myself to read it, but it was a good story overall! Will finish the series sometime this year.

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Emily92Bibliophile
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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BOOKISH GOALS for 2018:
1️⃣ Before I buy a new book, I need to read 1 book I own I haven‘t read yet ( applies to Kindle and physical books). I have a book buying problem, especially with Deals! 🙈💁‍♀️2️⃣Read more Kindle books that I purchased in 2017 3️⃣ When in doubt, check the Library catalog first before I buy a new book. That way if I LOVE the Library copy, and plan on rereading it, I can then buy a copy for myself. 4️⃣Rent more Audio Books!

MrBook Love this post 😆! I'm so glad we've connected through Litsy ☺️. There's no such thing as a book-buying problem. 😎🙌🏻 And Happy New Year! 2y
GypsyKat Awesome!!! Good luck with your challenge!!! 😊📚 2y
Reviewsbylola Great goals! My reading goal is 150 too! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Eyelit Same! 2y
Emily92Bibliophile @MrBook haha thank you! Glad we are connected through Litsy too 😀 My book buying problem goes in to forgetting that I have two libraries at my disposal- you‘d think a librarian wouldn‘t forget 😂and I am quickly losing shelf space so I need to work on reading my unread books before buying more 🤓 Happy New year! 2y
Emily92Bibliophile @GypsyKat thank you! “ May the odds be ever in your favor “ with your challenge(s) as well 😉 2y
Emily92Bibliophile @Reviewsbylola wonderful! We can keep each other accountable with our grand bookish goals this year 🧐✌🏻📚 2y
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Emarieh
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Switching to fiction for my next paper book.

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booksbaconglitter
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Rereading this for school. It‘s perfect for fall. 🍂

Pruzy Has Colin Meloy written any adult novels? 2y
booksbaconglitter @Pruzy not that I know of, but hopefully someday. 🤞🏻 2y
Pruzy @booksbaconglitter I think the chimbley sweep deserves his own story 2y
haileybean I‘ve been wanting to read this one for awhile! 2y
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IndyHannaJones
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I get to go into work late today, so I'm enjoying starting this one with my coffee! It seems like the absolute perfect book as we head into September and it pairs so well with this Trader Joe's medium roast. Tell me some of your favorite fall books! 🍁❤️🍁🍁🍁🍁❤️❤️❤️❤️🍂🍂🍂

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Angelala007
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I had to. ❤️

rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
Libby1 So pretty. 2y
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aquanin
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Ceritanya seru dan ilustrasinya cantik :)
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#wildwood #colinmeloy #fantasy

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mrsbatman85
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Hate it when my eyes are too sleepy to read 😣 #fibroflare

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OneLitChick
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Summer Book Club with my son.

Nebklvr Really liked this one. 2y
OneLitChick @Nebklvr Cool! I'm at the beginning and enjoying it so far. Did you read the entire series? 2y
Nebklvr @OneLitChick So far, just the first one. 2y
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mrsbatman85
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A brew and a new book. My eldest son turns 10 tomorrow and is having his friends over for a sleepover - lots of Xbox, movies and junk food; so we're all banished upstairs!

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thelizflynn
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I love the illustrations by Carson Ellis in this book!

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thelizflynn
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This is alright so far, kind of REALLY reminding me of The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe.

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teebe
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A touch of Halloween everyday 💀🎃 #shelfie #riotgrams

ScorpioBookDreams I love that! 😍😍 3y
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Yeah_I_Read
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Celebrating Independent bookstore day at The Concord Bookshop in Concord, Massachusetts! Found some awesome books. The staff are amazing and super knowledgeable. If you ever visit Massachusetts or if you live here make time to visit downtown Concord, you won't be disappointed. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #shoplocal #independentbookstores #concordmassachusetts #bookshop #loveithere

CouronneDhiver Love that dress! 👗 3y
Yeah_I_Read @CouronneDhiver thank you 😊 3y
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BookendsAndDaydreams
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Into part 3 now, and things are getting exciting!

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MelindaOtt
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I read this book several years ago (and loved it). Today, I brought it out to start reading to my daughter. We're only 1 chapter in, but she's hooked. I don't know if I should be worried that she was more interested than scared that a murder of crows could kidnap a little brother. #books #bookstagram #readaloud #wildwood #wildwoodchronicles #colinmeloy #oregonwriters #oregonbooks

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BookendsAndDaydreams
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I am loving the weirdness of this story, and the beautiful artwork! :)

ArcticDwarf Love the illustrations! Had to add it to my To read stack so I'll remember to look for it at my library :) 2y
BookendsAndDaydreams @ArcticDwarf The illustrations were great and a fun story too! I'm looking forward to borrowing the rest of the books at some point 😊 2y
ArcticDwarf Is it a series? 2y
BookendsAndDaydreams @ArcticDwarf It is! There are 3 I think. 2y
ArcticDwarf I must google 😁 2y
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Foragingfantasy
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Yet another beautiful book, sitting on my shelves, that I need to read.

rubyslippersreads It's so pretty released into the wild. 😄 3y
BethM The sounds great and looks beautiful! Stacked :) 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Love your photo! 3y
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Foragingfantasy @BethM I hope it's good!! 3y
Foragingfantasy @elkeo thank you!! 3y
wordslinger42 I read this just a few months ago and it was brilliant! I bought the next two as soon as I finished it 3y
Foragingfantasy @wordslinger42 yay!! I hope to read it soon! 3y
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AlobelThee
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This was a neat find, at the library sale shelf. I'm always up for woodland fantasy adventures, with cool illustrations. With a bargain chat for any of these books, $1.00 sounds well-spent for a lengthy read. 😺

Gryffindorian I LOVED this book!! However, I had to bail on the second one. Just couldn't get into it. 3y
AlobelThee @Gryffindorian It sounds really neat, for a series I hadn't yet heard of. I'm looking forward to trying out this Wildwood adventure. 😸 3y
TelevisionNeighbor I want to read this because the cover is so cool. 3y
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AlobelThee @Kristajayec That was my thought 😍 a quick flutter through the page illustrations as well, and I'm sold! 3y
LeslieO And it's written by the guy from the Decemberists! 3y
AlobelThee @LeslieO That's a cool bonus for even more to the magic 🤗 I'm checking out the Hazards of Love album for a first listen; great folk fantasy tunes! 3y
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NovelPairing
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I wanted to do White books in January, because I thought there would be a lot of snow... at least in Boston because there usually is but it's 50 degrees outside and sunny so I guess not 😅

I pick up Wildwood at the library. Its got a beautiful cover and it sounds absolutely magical, though I haven't read it yet. Have any of you read it? What did you think?

Mtroiano I loved Wildwood! If you liked The Chronicles of Narnia, you'll like it! 3y
jessicarenee Yesss! Love these books! 3y
Suet624 Your photos are so distinctive. I saw the top 1/4 of the photo and knew it was yours. 💕💕💕 3y
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Haley_Noel
Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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How I ended my birthday evening. My lovely roommates got me a time turner. :) And this is the beauty I picked up at The Book Loft. :)

BookBabe Nice! Happy Birthday! 🎂 What is a time turner? 🙂 3y
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Haley_Noel
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For my birthday on the 19th, the boy took me to my favorite place in the world, and I bought a magical-looking kid's book to fit the whimsy of the trip.

Bibliogeekery Happy Birthday!! I love Wildwood! 3y
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I-read-and-eat
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I don't have many books with a #childprotagonist (aside from Harry Potter). And that's because they usually anoy me. The author makes the child think and say things no child would ever think. They are made to mature for their age usually. This book also took two attempts for me to really get into it. Although the seccond time I loved going on this adventure with Prue. #photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading

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beccaeve
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Here is a cleaned up shot of my @BetterWorldBooks haul from last week. I removed all the stickers, smudges and library markings that I could.

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beccaeve
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A peek at my @BetterWorldBooks #bookhaul (I'll post a better picture when I've removed the stickers, cleaned up the covers and removed the library covers and markings as best I can.)

CrowCAH So exciting @beccaeve!!!!! 3y
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I-read-and-eat
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Good morning Littens! Time for breakfast and a seccond attempt at reading Wildwood. Is there anything better than this on a dreary autumn morning? Hope this book can draw me in the seccond time around. Has anyone already read it?

Whatshereadnext I havent read it but I love the cover! 3y
tpixie Great cover- so give it another chance!! 3y
Bibliogeekery My partner and I read this series aloud to each other. I really enjoyed them! 3y
I-read-and-eat @tpixie @Bibliogeekery I am loving it much more this time around! Glad I gave it another shot. And the illustrations throughout are lovely. 3y
tpixie Yay! Thx for update! 3y
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kendra
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Visiting Powell's in Portland! I bought way too many books that I will now have to get home. But it's a good problem to have! 📚🤓

HiddenGemBooks Powells is heaven 😍😍😍 3y
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MamaGina
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I usually have a children's or YA book on my Kindle phone app that I only read at work during my lunch hour - seems appropriate because I work in a toy store! I'm almost finished with and have enjoyed my current read. It's definitely a great adventure and I look forward to continuing this series. #Booktober

RealLifeReading You work in a toy store! 👍 3y
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JenniferSpiegel
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Listening with kids. Amanda Plummer narrates. Soooooo good!

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Tikabelle
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I couldn't get past Prue's parents reaction to her little brother being gone. He is going to be sacrificed (!!!) and they just say, "WELP, now we have one child I guess? Don't go Prue! Stay here and be safe!" And then let her leave BY HERSELF? To go back to a place where someone is going to - lest I repeat myself - SACRIFICE A TODDLER?!? That is not how real people react. Nope. Not buying it. I'm out.

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BenjaminBirdie
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"The dankness of the stairwell was bone-chilling..."
#lol #dankmemes

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Tikabelle
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"As she walked, she breathed a quick benediction to the patron saint of sleuthing. 'Nancy Drew, be with me now.'" ?

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