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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This was awesome! A Pakistani retelling of Pride and Prejudice *very* faithful to the original. I've read my fair share of retellings and none of them so closely followed Austen's plot and characters so that at times I felt almost like I was reading the original. But I also felt like Kamal put her own fascinating spin on the story with its setting in contemporary Pakistan with a Muslim family. One brilliant change: making Colonel Fitzwilliam gay!

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KathyWheeler
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Interesting, and a little bit terrifying, take on the Snow White story. The artist writes that she deliberately changed some of her original art because she and Gaiman didn‘t want this book to appeal to children. It‘s not a kid-friendly story, but it‘s a lovely book.

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DustyPages
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Currently Reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

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KathyWheeler
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So, this pretty thing arrived today, but I‘m going to delay reading it until I am relaxed. 😊

RachelO Very pretty indeed! 14h
ShyBookOwl Gorgeous! 13h
jillrhudy It‘s amazing 12h
erzascarletbookgasm The artwork is stunning! Enjoy! 8h
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chapters-and-pages
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“you had a magic mirror that let you see life outside your tiny world. your castle. i had books. reading them is like traveling to other places. being other people. living other lives. it made life far less...lonely.“

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Brittybuhh
Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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This book is one big heartbreak. Knowing it is a spin on the queen of hearts (before AIW) you read with a constant state of dread knowing bad things will happen, for how else would the queen of hearts become a villain without a series of horrendous happenings to make her that way? The book was very good and the play on different characters was great, but that constant state of dread while only hoping something good will happen is very saddening.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Favourite Christmas-y book of the year! This is a retelling of sorts of The Christmas Carol - but modern! A secret organisation - Project Scrooge - devotes itself to turning around 1 life a year, often of people who don‘t have a lot of time left to change. Holly, 17 - is a wealthy brat who receives the full treatment but doesn‘t repent & subsequently dies - and is then recruited into the role of Ghost of Christmas Past. Subverts all expectations!

ChasingOm I loved this one when I read it last year! now
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TheAromaofBooks
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This one came in a random book subscription box over a year ago. I just could not get through it. The concept sounds great, but the pacing was slow & the tone incredibly melodramatic. I couldn't stand the narrator, who was whiny & unreasonable. Then, when I skimmed through to the end, I found out about another plot twist that just made me UGH (spoiler below).

Not sure if this counts as a #TBRread since I didn't finish! #WinterGames #MerryReaders

TheAromaofBooks Ummmm… she ends up married to her BROTHER?! Like, that's who she falls in love with at the very beginning and is obsessed with for the entire book?! She gets PREGNANT by him?! And obviously she doesn't know that, but her creepy witch mother not only knew it, but was PLANNING for it to happen all along?!?! Sorry, don't like incest in my books. Not for me! 2d
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Kdgordon88
Jacob T. Marley | R. William Bennett
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#WinterGames #TeamFestivus. I forgot to post these recent finishes. Tim Curry‘s reading of A Christmas Carol wasn‘t bad but I bet there is better out there. I enjoyed reading the Scrooge story from Jacob‘s point of view. The Holiday is always a favorite. 46 pts.

@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @StayCurious

Kdgordon88 @wanderinglynn. Looks like this post got lost in the shuffle. Don‘t know how you are keeping up with all this! 2d
wanderinglynn I‘m not sure I am keeping up with it! 😂😂😂 Thanks for poking me on this one. 😀 2d
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