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EmilyChristine
Hunted | Meagan Spooner
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This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I believe it‘s more of a Russian or Slavic version from what the names are and the descriptions of where they are. I actually really enjoyed this retelling. Enough so that I bought the ebook so that I could finish what I started as an audiobook during thanksgiving. It‘s very different from Disney‘s version if that‘s what you‘re used to. But don‘t worry, books still play an important role. 😉 #fairytale

tpixie Glad to hear you liked it! I hadn't read it, but I gave it to @Gissy for @Mommamanzi 's #TheRetellingBookSwap
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Gissy @Mommamanzi It is in my tbr for this new year. One of reading goals in 2018 is to read the books I had received from Litsy swaps. I will read at least one book per month. All the books I had received are so good. This one will be number one because I love Beauty and the Beast! 😍❤️Thank you for give me this one @tpixie 2y
tpixie @Gissy that‘s my 2028 goal too! So many good books to read!! (edited) 2y
Gissy @tpixie 😂I think I can do it because I received books as gifts only in Litsy. There will be other swaps but I can start with the ones I already received. I have various reading goals but as you I will never end because we continue buying🤷🏻‍♀️Maybe if I come after life as a ghost I can read in the eternity😱😂🤣 2y
tpixie @Gissy lol good ghostly idea! 2y
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tpixie
The Iron King | Julie Kagawa
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@Gissy, your generosity is amazing! The books sound great, the peony cup & candle are precious, I love the bookish coasters, & PR 🇵🇷 print. The necklace reminds me of The Little Prince & Narnia! I love to write ‘Happy Reading‘ like what‘s on the bag! The verse on the bike coaster reminds me of your positivity! Thx!!! The Iron King,Entwined,The Shadow Queen,Beauty, & Daughter of the Burning City(Signed!) 🤗
#TheRetellingBookSwap
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Gissy Por fin! ☺️finally! I really hope you enjoy the books and I'm glad you liked everything. I was waiting for the cup and the necklace and some of the books. But finally everything is in good litsy reader hands. Have a cozy retelling read! 📚😍 2y
tpixie @Gissy you outdid yourself!!! I‘m set! Thx so much!!!! 2y
TricksyTails Wow!! That's lovely! 2y
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rubyslippersreads Gorgeous gifts! ❤️ 2y
tpixie @TricksyTails @rubyslippersreads yes! I‘m so lucky 🍀 2y
BookBabe Yes! @Gissy is absolutely fabulous! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Aww! It‘s lovely. 💕 2y
tpixie @BookBabe @LeahBergen I‘m so thrilled! 🎉🎁🎉 2y
Gissy Thank you @BookBabe @tpixie @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @TricksyTails I love Litsy swaps because you can just know a person from a distance, from the moment you start stalking your match until you wait your match's reaction. Friends from the distance that were united by the love of books! 📚📚📚📚😍🤗 2y
tpixie @Gissy yes! ❤️🎁📕📙🎁🎉 2y
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tpixie
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Finally! This is off to Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 I hope the USPS 📬 gets this safely to @Gissy !! 👑🌟✨📚📚✨🌟👑 Thanks for organizing this @Mommamanzi !!! #TheRetellingBookSwap #LitsyGoesPostal

JoeStalksBeck Beautiful! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Very pretty! ✨ 2y
BookwormAHN Really nice, very creative 🦄🦄🦄 2y
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tpixie @BookwormAHN @PurpleyPumpkin @JoeStalksBeck Thanks!! I was trying to channel some ‘fairytale ‘ 2y
Gissy #Theretellingbookswap @tpixie oh this is so so beautiful! I don't know what to say. You didn't have to! I will like not to open them! 😱Yours will be there soon. I'm still waiting for some things I bought on line because our bookstore opened just recently after I made the order. Thank you so much!!! 😍❤️very grateful for this gesture! 2y
tpixie @Gissy I asked @Mommamanzi to email u , just in case you didn‘t see this post. The Mail goes out Monday- supposedly Priority 2-3 Days. ( I thought that would be safest) I hope it gets to you!! Silly girl- you aren‘t to send me anything!! ❤️🌺❤️ 2y
Gissy Yesterday I started to have better reception at home.I live in the metropolitan area but it seems I live in a hole 😊so reception is not always good.Today I sent some packages also priority mail but they said that all will depend on the electricity at the post office and at the airport which can delay the process. I'm still waiting for some things I ordered for you.Some arrived but others not. I think the packages I sent they will be late 😳 2y
tpixie @Gissy ok! I hope you get yours from me soon!! They shipped Monday, so we will see!! 2y
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pagesofgrace
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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@Marmie7 it arrived!!! Thanks for all my goodies (confession: the chocolate‘s already gone 🙊)
Thanks again for organising this all @Mommamanzi 😊 #theretellingbookswap

Mommamanzi Yay!!!! I'm so happy you got it!!!!! Love love love! 2y
Marmie7 Finally! I'm so sorry it took so long to get there🙄 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Continuing my #RussianLit2017 reading with this retelling of Vasilisa the Beautiful from #theretellingbookswap. So far, it is good - weird and mysterious, just like a retelling of a Russian fairy tale should be 👌

And when it is paired with iced coffee and chocolate, I can't be anything other than happy!

Leniverse OMG! Chocolate with Heksehyl! I want some! Why can't my current country of residence appreciate salmiak liquorice! 😭 2y
Kalalalatja @Leniverse it is the best! I'm so sad for all the people out there who haven't discovered the joys of salty liqourice! 😳 also, I'm always a bit surprised when someone recognizes my Danish candy 😂 2y
Leniverse I haven't had the pleasure of that particular chocolate bar, but I do know Heksehyl as liquorice tubes filled with salty liquorice paste goodness! (Jeg er opprinnelig fra Norge) 😉 We have a Danish shop (Tiger) in our Welsh town, and they used to supply me with liquorice fish and salty liquorice boiled candies, but I think I was the only person buying them because now they only sell sweet liquorice. 😭 2y
Kalalalatja @Leniverse my grandmother is from Norway! 😄 and that sucks! I love the candy from Tiger in Denmark, so I can only imagine how you must suffer! 👎 2y
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MommyOfTwo
Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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I received this book from @CoffeeCatsBooks for #TheRetellingBookSwap. It is not something I would have picked out for myself but it was a good collection of short stories and it is beautifully illustrated. I may be a little creeped out if I find myself in the woods anytime soon.

CoffeeCatsBooks I‘m glad you liked it. I was a little nervous about sending a graphic novel/illustrated story. 2y
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KCorter
Six-Gun Snow White | Catherynne M. Valente
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I borrowed this audiobook from the library as a potential pick for #TheRetellingBookswap. I didn't get to it in time, but I figured I should read it anyway before it expired. Why did I wait?! This #fairytaleretelling was outstanding! Valente is a phenomenal storyteller. Do yourself a favor and don't wait to read this like I did!

P.S. Julia Whelan, the narrator, was impressively good. Experience this on audiobook, if you can.

KCorter @ChasingOm If you like the Valente books I sent you, definitely read this one as well! 2y
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kitkatdallibooks
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I got my #theretellingbookswap package today! Thank you so much tov@Mommamanzi for organizing this awesome gift exchange. And of course thank you to @ephemeralwaltz for these beautiful books and bookmarks and delicious smelling tea! I can't wait to dive into these books VERY soon.

ephemeralwaltz Yay!! I'm so relieved!!❤❤ I hope you enjoy the books. I've read only good things about Heart's Blood :) 2y
RadicalReader @kitkatdallibooks do you make your own bookmarks they‘re simply stunning!! 2y
kitkatdallibooks @RadicalReader no I don't! They were given to me as a gift! 2y
ephemeralwaltz @RadicalReader I'm sure they could've turned out prettier but I tried my best!❤ 2y
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KirstieE
The Neverland Wars | Audrey Greathouse
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Oh my gosh @Captivatedbybooks ! 😍
We're a little late to the opening club for #theretellingbookswap but look at my goodies ! So happy with my box and we've become pen pals now as well ! This is why I adore Litsy so much 💕

Thank you Nicole for organising this ✨#bookswap