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Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes
Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes | Travis Baldree
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High Fantasy with a double-shot of self-reinventionWorn out after decades of packing steel and raising hell, Viv the orc barbarian cashes out of the warrior's life with one final score. A forgotten legend, a fabled artifact, and an unreasonable amount of hope lead her to the streets of Thune, where she plans to open the first coffee shop the city has ever seen.However, her dreams of a fresh start pulling shots instead of swinging swords are hardly a sure bet. Old frenemies and Thune's shady underbelly may just upset her plans. To finally build something that will last, Viv will need some new partners and a different kind of resolve.A hot cup of fantasy slice-of-life with a dollop of romantic froth.
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MicrobeMom
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Starting tomorrow! Book read on Fable (see site below). Open to everyone! fable.co/club/stacey-the-scientists-tbrs-with-stacey-lettini-338120633563?club_type=free #listyevents #buddyread #bookclub #fable

Clwojick I hope you love it as much as I did! It just warmed my soul 💗 6d
Aimeesue Such a fun book! 6d
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Laughterhp
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I had 3 5⭐️ reads in January! That is unheard of! A big thanks to #ALSpine for putting the books on my radar.

Overall, I think this one was my favorite because I‘ve been in a huge fantasy mood.

Love this bracket! Thanks for creating it @chasjjlee !

Bookishlie I really liked this book too! 6d
CoveredInRust Omg thus bracket is amazing! Must follow the path to find it! 6d
CoveredInRust This* 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ 6d
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Branwen
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Whoo hoo! The very last adult BEST OF 2022 video is up! 🎉 I saved my favorite list for last - Fantasy & SciFi! And of course...I couldn't narrow it down to just five, so I had to do the top seven! 😆 I couldn't help it! 📚 💗 Please give it a watch, if you have the time! And let me know some of YOUR fave fantasy books that you read last year!

Adult Best of Fantasy/Scifi 2022 Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B114g0Rc6o

vivastory I read several sci-fi books & a lot of horror in '22 but reviewing my GR the only book that I would classify as fantasy is Daniel Barnett's Nightfall. This makes me a bit sad bc I actually like fantasy more than sci-fi. 6d
Branwen @vivastory Huh! That is interesting! I wonder why that was the only one! 🤔 Do you think you'll read more fantasy this year? Are there any coming out you're excited about? 6d
vivastory I am def planning on reading more fantasy this year!! I hope to read John Gwynne soon & recently checked out the second volume in in Abercrombie's First Law trilogy 6d
Branwen @vivastory Oooooh yes! John Gwynne is fantastic! 💕 5d
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TracyReadsBooks
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Every bit as delightful as you might expect. Fantasy doesn‘t have to be all blood and cuts, danger and adventure, mysterious rings and evil overlords. It can be about stepping away from the battlefield and choosing to do something different with your life, found family, friendship, delicious coffee and flaky pastries…with a side of danger, a protection racket, and the unknown of what might come next. Loved it.

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Addison_Reads
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I wanted something enjoyable and easy to read, and this book was perfect for that.

The narration by the author for the audio was extremely entertaining. He handled the voices for different characters well and kept the story moving at a delightful pace.

I highly recommend this one if you're wanting a feel good read, even if you aren't a fantasy fan.

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LitsyEvents
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Repost for @microbemom

A Fable book club /buddy read and the first book is Legends and Lattes. See her page and original post if you are interested in joining the group.

MicrobeMom Thanks for sharing! 1w
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TracyReadsBooks
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Chores with a side of coffee and a new book this afternoon. I‘ve only seen good things about this one and am excited to dive in.

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Chrissyreadit
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Sharing for @MicrobeMom in case anyone is interested (see her page for sign up information) I will tag some other fantasy lovers too. But open to anyone interested-

MicrobeMom You are the best!!! 1w
Laughterhp Oh I just recently finished this book! I loved it. 1w
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MrsV Just joined the club on Fable! 1w
Gissy 🙋🏽‍♀️I have the book. Yes! 1w
BethM This sounds right up my alley! What is fable? 1w
Chrissyreadit @BethM it‘s an app- I just downloaded for this 1w
Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp I‘m excited to read!!! You read so many good books! 1w
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MicrobeMom
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For my February #12Challengein2023 I will be reading the tagged suggestion from @wanderinglynn Because no one I know wants to read this with me, I started a book club on Fable, Stacey the Scientist‘s TBR. If any is interested in reading along, see the Fable site. https://fable.co/club/stacey-the-scientists-tbrs-with-stacey-lettini-33812063356... Each month we will choose a different book. #buddyread #fable #bookclub

Cuilin I thought about doing a fable book group. This particular title is not for me, but I would love to join you on others. I have a varied TBR too. 1w
Chrissyreadit I really want to read this 1w
Chrissyreadit Signed up! Do you want this info shared on other pages? Litsyevents? 1w
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MicrobeMom @cuilin I will let you know if next months read. 1w
MicrobeMom @Chrissyreadit yes! Do I just tag #litsyevents ? Thanks! 1w
Soubhiville I loved this book! Hope you will too. 1w
Cuilin @MicrobeMom sounds great. 1w
TracyReadsBooks I just picked up this book after hearing so many good things about it! 1w
Read-y_Picker Just read this one. It‘s super cute. Hope you and your buddies enjoy it! 1w
ElizaMarie This looks interesting. Let me see if I can find it in any of my places.

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BethM What is Fable? 1w
Cazxxx Signed up. Been dying to read this one! 1w
MicrobeMom @TracyReadsBooks me too! I am excited! 1w
MicrobeMom @Read-y_Picker glad to hear! Thanks! 1w
MicrobeMom @BethM Fable is an app that is for book club and buddy reads. I feel it is very well done! 1w
Blaire I signed up. The book doesn‘t look like my usual fare but I‘m happy to give it a go. Planning to pick up a copy at the library this week. 1w
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TheKidUpstairs
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Absolutely delightful. A gentle, found family fantasy that leaves the same warm and fuzzy feeling of The House in the Cerulean Sea or The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches. Loved it.

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KateKintail
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As Hemington paid, Viv handed him a roll on a piece of waxed paper and leveled a glare at him. "If you don't eat this, it's possible Tandri or I may have to kill you." The young man laughed, although the laugh became strangled when Viv didn't join in.

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Laughterhp
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Finished this one the other day. I hate when you think you have 30 more pages left, but it turns out to be another story 🤦‍♀️. But luckily I got a story about the same characters.

This was just lovely. A high fantasy with low stakes. (It says something like that in the back).

I loved this book! And hope the author chooses to write more! I was already going to read this, but @DebinHawaii had it as an unofficial option for #ALSpine

DebinHawaii I hope the author writes more too! It was so good! 💚 6d
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Traci1
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Finally got a bingo on my #ISpyBingo board. It's been really useful in helping me decide what to read next. I've started Packing for Mars for suitcase. I think sports jersey and footprints (and time) may keep me from a blackout, but we'll see.

Thanks @TheAromaofBooks and @Clwojick for a fun little challenge.

Clwojick Great job! ❤️🎉 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! I still haven't scored one 😂 2w
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Laughterhp
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Happy Sunday!

Started this book this morning at the nail salon. Picking it back up now while watching football. Go Bengals! (But like I really don‘t care 🤣)

audraelizabeth Cincinatti's quarterback is from the next county from me. 2w
Deifio I loved that book. Such a cozy read! 2w
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ProudBookNerd
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Never heard of "cozy fantasy" until I joined a new book club and this was a pick. Really enjoyed this and it was cozy and fun. A battle weary orc Viv, who was a nomad, decides she wants to retire, put down some roots, and open a coffee shop where most people haven't heard of coffee before. A cast of characters shows up (I loved Thimble) as she works to open her new business while hiding a secret someone is out to find. This was just a nice story

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Dragon
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I‘m impressed with the professional quality of the author‘s reading voice. I found the beginning a bit slow but the story perked up and I was glad I kept listening. Lots of coffee ☕️ and treats and a sweet slow burn romance . I did end up liking it @Smrloomis

Smrloomis Glad it turned out well! ☕️🥳 3w
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K.Wielechowski
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Cozy sapphic fantasy that reads like the lowest stakes D&D game ever and I adored it.
Viv retires from life as an adventurer and builds up a thriving coffee shop with new friends Tandri as the manager and Thimble as the baker. When a former adventuring partner finds out Viv has a mysterious relic, her safe new life becomes a bit more tenuous.
Finished 5/1/2022

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Dragon
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Another #blameitonLitsy audiobook became available today on Libby. So I dropped everything and started listening ☕️ 💚🐉

Smrloomis How is it? I can‘t remember why but I also saw this and thought maybe I should try it…What do you think so far? 3w
Dragon Thanks @Smrloomis I‘m just starting Chapter 11 - so far it‘s a slow start. 💚🐉 3w
Smrloomis Hope it turns out to be good! 🤞🏽 3w
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I needed this in my life! Such a sweet, fun tale of “cozy fantasy” that I didn‘t even realize was a thing. Or maybe it‘s a new thing? I don‘t care. I‘m here for it. Oh and the Libby audio included the short story “Pages to Fill” which was a bit of a prequel and the whole thing is narrated really well by the author.

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GondorGirl
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My #12Challenge pick for January, thanks to @julesg, was this AMAZING cozycore, queer, fantasy novel about found family and starting over. It's about an orc who retires from adventuring and opens a coffee house. Five stars all day long!

And, of course, I had to picture it with one of my favorite pieces of art in our home. 🥰

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KimchiPiglet
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Wow! I would like to introduce my new comfort read, Legends and Lattes! I‘ve been kind of down, but this tale has turned me around! A simple story filled to the brim with kindness and love, so sweetly substantial. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sebrittainclark
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5/5

Viv, an Orc fighter, is leaving adventuring behind to open a coffee shop.

This is what happens if you take an incredible description of fantasy food or shops and turn it into an entire novel. It was such a relaxing read and exactly what I needed.

@Soubhiville @monalyisha #auldlangspine

Soubhiville I wanted more of the Dire Cat! 1mo
CarrieStavish I have been seeing a lot about this book lately and I am bumping it up on my wish list. 😁 1mo
Mybookcafelife I need to get to reading this! It‘s been on my tbr for a bit. 1mo
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Angitron
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What a delightful read! I loved this “low stakes” fantasy tale. It was the perfect, cozy book to dip into a night right before bed. Hoping that we get more books set in this sweet little world.

Clwojick I ADORED this book! I hope the author considers writing more in this world. 💖💖💖 1mo
Eyelit Yes! Such a good one and would def like more from this ‘verse 😄 1mo
Liatrek Can‘t wait to read this one! 1mo
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Angitron @Liatrek It‘s such a sweet and gentle book. Enjoy it! ☺️ 1mo
Angitron @Eyelit I hope so too! It would be nice to have an occasional peek at how the coffee shop is doing and what the regulars are up to! 😊 1mo
Angitron @Clwojick I adored it too, and it came at just the right time for me. Hopefully we‘ll get more! 1mo
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rabbitprincess
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This was exactly what I needed, and I read it in an evening. Warning: may make you crave cinnamon rolls.
January 2023 #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks Nice to have a BookSpin checked off right away! 1mo
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KimchiPiglet
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Chiseling away! Next up …

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rabbitprincess
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It‘s here! 🥳 Dropping everything else to read this. Why do I not have access to a latte machine?!

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BGam
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Reading legends and Lattes making me eat too much sweets 😋
#legendsandlattes
#travisbaldree
#highfantasy

julesG I know that problem. I made cinnamon rolls twice just because of the book. 1mo
BGam @julesG 😆 I wish I knew how to make one 😃 1mo
julesG There are some really yummy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cakes out there. Maybe try one? 1mo
BGam @julesG ❤️ 1mo
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HeyT
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Pickpick

Absolutely loved this and am grateful that I made this my first read of the year. I think the themes of new beginnings and changing course were perfect for the new reading year.

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operagirl
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Reading L&L is like taking a relaxed stroll on a breezy summer day and encountering a friendly talking bear. That's the magical thing about this book, all about an Orc, former mercenary, who's rediscovering the pleasures of coffee, baked goods, and friendship in her retirement. Travis Baldree has written a gem that isn't glib, whose strong writer's voice gently guides the reader around his cozy yet sometimes dangerous universe. #jumpstart2023

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RamsFan1963
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My first #bookhaul for 2023. #BlameLitsy for my purchase of Legends & Lattes, I've seen it get lots of love here. I really enjoyed World War Z, so I'm looking forward to Devolution.
#nevertoomanybooks #neverenoughshelves

Johanna414 I loved both of those! 1mo
Reggie I loved Devolution. 1mo
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Jen2
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Wonderful!!!!

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HeyT
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I‘m halfway through Semiosis but I didn‘t want it to be my first finish of the year so I‘m devouring this instead. It‘s the SFFBC pick this month so I‘m actually reading along with the group for once. I‘m liking it so far.

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julesG
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Best book in November

#12Booksof2022

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks a good choice. 1mo
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Traci1
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Loved this charming little book so much. Can't wait for the sequel.

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Traci1
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I am loving this book. I'm torn between not wanting to put it down and not wanting to get to the end. Gus is maybe not as big a fan, but his complaint is largely that it takes up valuable lap space.

TheSpineView So cute! He reminds me of my Miah who I lost in 2022. 1mo
Read-y_Picker Oyyyyy your Gus looks so much like my Daffy 🖤❤️🖤❤️ love his little face! 1mo
Traci1 @TheSpineView Aww. We lost our Willie this past year too, in November. I wasn't sure I was going to be ready for another quite so soon, but a few weeks ago, my husband saw a FB post from the humane society about this sweet little one-eyed dog, and we just fell in love at first sight. ❤️ 1mo
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TheSpineView @Traci1 I am starting to think I am ready for another. We have always had two. So they has company when we aren't home. 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Please tell Gus I love him and give him some head scritches from me. 😍 1mo
Traci1 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick he adores head scritches. 🙂 1mo
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Twainy
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I read 330 books in 2022.

It wasn‘t easy narrowing it down but here are 36 of my favorites.

Clwojick Way to go! ❤️❤️ 1mo
AmyG Wow! (edited) 1mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Meshell1313 🙌🎉📚 1mo
Reggie Holy Wow! Congrats and Happy New Year! 1mo
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Johanna414
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I loved this book so much! It was the perfect book to start the year with, as it was all about the hopefulness of a fresh start and finding your place in the world.

HeyT This is my first book of 2023 as well. I‘m only up to chapter 11 right now but I‘m enjoying it. 1mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Happy birthday 🎊🎉🎁🎈🎂 and congratulations 🎊🎉🍾 to @wanderinglynn how exciting!!! I would love the tagged book, everyone is reading it and I have FOMO 🤣🤣 #300kbirthdaygiveaway

wanderinglynn Yes, it‘s such a fun read. Thank you! 😘 And thanks for entering! 1mo
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Aimeesue
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Well this is fun!

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Zephsomething
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Y‘all this book was so good. I read it in two sittings because I wanted to savour it but found I couldn‘t put it down for very long. I‘m in love with the concept and the characters and it‘s just like a lovely, well, mug of something warm and comforting. I do so adore it 💙☕️💚

julesG 💯 Agree! 1mo
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wanderinglynn
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Coming in just under the wire, this book definitely makes my top faves of 2022 list (which I‘ll publish tomorrow on my blog). What an awesome story, and one that definitely lives up to the hype. I love that an orc is the hero of this story. ❤️

Book 45 for #winterreadathon

rabbitprincess Aaahhh this one is finally on its way to me from the library! Can‘t wait to read it 😄 1mo
VLovesCats I definitely need this! 4w
wanderinglynn @VLovesCats it‘s a fun read. 4w
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forestandcrow
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It's not my normal fantasy book. It was very cute little book. Definitely recommend to someone who loves fantasy but doesn't want a big long book.

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Zuhkeeyah
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A retired orc‘s journey to setting up a successful coffee shop in a seaside village. This was a fun high fantasy read with the most appealing food descriptions. I‘m not a coffee fan, but I‘d absolutely be a patron for the cinnamon rolls.

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Traci1
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#morningplans

Drinking coffee from my new ASL travel mug while reading this delightful little book. ☕️

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wanderinglynn
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Santa left me some book money in my stocking. And so I got the tagged after hearing so much about it (plus I love the cover) and the Chris Riddell illustrated HHGTTG. Chris Riddell is one of my fave illustrators and I didn‘t know he had illustrated HHGTTG! I was so happy to find this! 🎉🎄❤️

AvidReader25 HHGTTG illustrated!!! 1mo
rachelsbrittain Great pics! 1mo
AlaMich I really want to Legends & Lattes as well. 1mo
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Branwen Legends & Lattes is so so SO good! One of my favorites this year, for sure! I hope you love it! 💕📚 1mo
wanderinglynn @AvidReader25 I know! I was so excited to find it! 1mo
wanderinglynn @AlaMich it definitely moved to the top of my to read pile! 1mo
wanderinglynn @Branwen I‘m looking forward to it. I plan to start it today. 1mo
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Traci1
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I got lots of bookish goodies for Christmas this year. I'm really excited for the TimeRider books. I love the series and can't wait to reread them all. I also got some bookmarks, a set of Jane Austen coasters, and two paperbacks I've been dying to read. I started Legends this morning and am already loving it.

Hope you're all having a wonderful day. 😊

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Johanna414
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Finally taking a little time to start a book. I predict I last all of 10 minutes before dragging myself off to bed. Buster is more than ready to go to bed with me 🤣 #dogsoflitsy

Sleepswithbooks Buster looks so cozy!!!!🐶🥰 1mo
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Johanna414
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I am SO excited to dive into my #jolabokaflodswap book! Thank you so much, @kspenmoll - i love it! @MaleficentBookDragon

kellyann28 I've seen such good things about this book! 1mo
DebinHawaii I absolutely LOVED this book! ❤️💚 1mo
Soubhiville Such a great book! 1mo
PuddleJumper I treated myself to this recently, hope it's good! 1mo
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forestandcrow
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Excited to start this. Not much we can do right now. Much too cold to play outside or able to drive. So snuggling up with this book by the fire.