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Twainy

Twainy

Joined July 2019

I read therefore I am.
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Just received TBB‘s SE of Babel the only edition I pre-ordered, the others are from AFL & IC. All are different & stunning.

From the publisher: 1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, & Chinese, all in preparation for the day he‘ll enroll in Oxford University‘s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation—also known as Babel.

🤞🏻

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Mindwalker | Kate Dylan
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September 2022, #GSFF subscription.

From the publisher: Mindwalker is an action-packed YA sci-fi novel with one central question at its core: would you ever surrender control of your mind?

DO NOT SURRENDER CONTROL.

Two YA books so far from AFL/GSFF & both look very short. I can get onboard with short!! GSFF has purple matching block sprayed edges & is signed/numbered.

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Spells for Forgetting | Adrienne Young
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September 2022 #AdultFairyLoot book box …

From the publisher: Emery Blackwood‘s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. Years later, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence on the misty, remote shores of Saoirse Island …

Color me at least interested … (all edges are beautifully sprayed like a watercolor painting)

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The Tommyknockers | Stephen King
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🎧 I liked this book much more than I thought I would. Mr King should bring on some more alien weirdness!! 😁 It was a little long but I enjoyed it!

It‘s set in an idyllic town in Maine called Haven. Bobbi, a writer comes across a buried spaceship and curiosity got the best of her.

So good!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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The Dead Zone | Stephen King
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🎧 I loved this tv show. The book was even better. Johnny is a better character in the book, more believable. I loved the call backs to other King books. I still love the TV show but the book brought a new layer!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Desperation | Stephen King
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Stephen King Readathon - 4/19

🎧 From the get-go you know Collie ain‘t right & it gets dark. I like it when King goes off the rails & while his narration isn‘t a performance as much as it‘s a reading, I really enjoyed it, he knows his characters.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Honestly, this book scared the hell out of me when I read it. And I felt so bad for the little boy whose whole family gets killed off. The mom, the sister and just when you think the dad might make it, nope. This one and Regulators scared the hell out of me. 1d
Twainy @Reggie me too! I like horror that can creep me OUT and it‘s been a long time … this was great. I think some of the books I‘m reading are underrated! Weirdly I don‘t think Regulators is on my list for this Readathon. The covers are cool. 1d
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🎧 I loved most of this story … I understand the motivation behind Tom Gordon but I‘m not interested in baseball in my horror ??? so one star removed.

Little girl lost in the woods. A possible supernatural presence. A baseball subplot.

Anne Heche narrates & it fit the story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Cujo | Stephen King
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🎧 Oh heck no!!

I don‘t even love dogs & I wanted to hug poor Cujo!!

I loved the slow build up … you know the characters!! Including Cujo.

You get to hear multiple POV including Cujo‘s!!

A lovable giant dog in his middle age goes on a killing spree after an unfortunate accident.

Great ending! Good narration.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

vivastory I heard that King is working on a sequel to this... 9h
Twainy @vivastory 🧐 hmmm it could be done! But I hope I like the pet a lot less! 8h
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Roadwork | Stephen King
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🎧 This felt familiar. Predictable. I still loved it!!

A character study of a father who loses a son and the madness that he slowly sinks into … focusing his ire on a road that is going to go straight through his house & where he works … he ends up with no wife, no house, no job, no life but not before he goes completely off the deep end!

I‘m shocked by the low rating!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/4

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🎧 Bringing mental health to the forefront with real life stories & a physician‘s life experience.

Share the knowledge. Truth.

Do you have questions about the way you or someone you know/love thinks? Why you or someone else do what you/they do? Multiple diagnoses are highlighted. Options, treatment are included.

Easy to listen to.

I read this book last month & have been thinking about it for weeks. Read this book. It‘s important.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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@AllDebooks

September book ban Results 😆 after receiving & purchasing a whopping 62 books in August …

5 outstanding subscription book boxes from September & older. All my subs are late.
6 books - BookOutlet order placed & received in early September.
1 Broken Binding pre-order placed in September. (Pillars of Peace omnibus trilogy)
8 older pre-orders still open or not published yet.
19 audiobooks … I need to keep an eye on Audible purchases!

AllDebooks Wow 👌 4d
Twainy @AllDebooks .. I need to buy a lot less books. Do you have a large collection of physical books? 4d
AllDebooks @Twainy Ha!!! Way too many, I'm too weak to resist. I have had a self imposed ban this year, using the library more. Saying that I've still bought 2 or 3 a month. Which is better than 20 (for my bookshelves, not me, the author or publisher) 😅 4d
Twainy @AllDebooks I wannabe like you!!! I need to stop! Or slow down dramatically. I‘ve read 237 books this year. 118 are library books. Sigh … I thought it would be more. It‘s half though so it‘s not as bad as it could be. The rest I own or are ARCs. A chunk are Indie books I read for two readathons. I just started skipping my subscription boxes if I‘m not interested in the book & pended my BOTM. I see Audible just texted me a sale … 😩 4d
AllDebooks 🤣🤣🤣🤣 4d
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The Dead Zone | Stephen King
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October is … Stephen King Readathon month!! Here are the books I chose for the 19 prompts. I own a lot of unread King!!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Does anyone else have a horror filled October planned?

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Desperation was the first King book I ever read and is still one of my all-time faves! 😍 Love several of these others as well. I definitely have a horror/spooky themed October TBR. Minus two nonfiction nature-based reads. 😅 5d
Soubhiville Woo hoo! Have fun, that‘s a lot of King! I do try to read a few creepy books every October. I‘m letting Bookspin choose mine tomorrow. 😊 5d
Twainy @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Soubhiville I love a month devoted to spooky books! I‘m going to see what books I chose for the 6 Indie Accords prompts for horror. Love October!! 😱 5d
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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SEPTEMBER WRAP UP❣️

This was a really busy month, making it difficult to squeeze books in. I finished 30 books but TEN were Doctor Who Big Finish Adventures.

Last month was an epic fail for anything requiring concentration. Books 😢

I did get the first leg (6 books) of the 4 path Indie Accords readathon completed!! 🎉

It wasn‘t a stellar reading month for me … but here are 9 solid 4 to 4.75 ⭐️ books from the 30. 🤗 ♥️

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Stroke of Winter | Wendy Webb
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#AmazonFirstReads … I can‘t decide. October 2022 we get two free books. What did you choose or did none look good to you? Happy weekend … new month … (hopefully better than last month) 🙌🏻 … 🎉

Literary_Siren I picked the books by two of my favorite authors (Webb and Holmberg)! 5d
Twainy @Literary_Siren now I need to go look at the Holmberg book 😁 🙌🏻 5d
AmandaBlaze I always pick Webb when she comes up. 5d
Twainy @AmandaBlaze I‘m definitely choosing the Webb book!! 😁 5d
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Sand Dancer | Trudie Skies
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THE THIRTEENTH HOUR … The Cruel Gods Book 1

🎧 Indie Accords readathon book.

Steampunk, gas lamp, action adventure. This is a sub genre I‘m interested in.

Bad gods rule, causing an unexpected rebellion.

I really liked this book … and the cover. 😉 I‘d read book 2.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/3

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🎧 Another Indie readathon romance book & let‘s just say ... we all probably suspect this … I chose it based on the cover … I wouldn‘t want to read the summary, would I 🤨

My thoughts … funny sexy adult paranormal romance … I‘d read the next one. Nice cover & good narration.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Pippa of Lauramore | Shari Tapscott
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🎧 It‘s cute, sweet, predictable, YA romance.

A Princess who‘s turning 18 & going to be forced to marry an unsavory character in her mind convinces her father to have a tournament where 30 men will fight to win her hand. She‘s got her eyes set on the perfect specimen & sets out to help him win & of course finds out it‘s not him that she wants.

Is sweet YA romance your speed? This could be the book for you.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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🎧 ahh this is going to be a series?

Well … The Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries … that explains a lot, I thought it was a pretty slow romance 😆

ENJOYABLE HISTORICAL MURDER MYSTERIES!

I like the MC. It‘s set in Spokane WA around 1900. I look forward to book 3!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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HOLY SMOKE it‘s almost been a week!! I miss everyone. Life has gotten out of control insane busy 😩 I‘m still reading … and currently signed up for 2 Readathons. Stephen King for October and Indie Accords thru the end of the year.

This explains the continuing indie ROMANCE reviews 😆

I enjoyed this book. I better not be turned to the dark side …

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Slippery Creatures | KJ Charles
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🎧 Will Darling & Kim Secretan … m/m romance. Explicit sex scenes. Indie Accords readathon book.

Will returns from the Great War & has inherited his uncle‘s bookshop. In the course of running the shop he‘s confronted by a criminal element & the war office, both interested in something in the shop but Will is clueless as to what it could be.

Kim appears at the shop one day and all sorts of naughtiness unexpectedly ensues.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/4

Twainy Will‘s an uptight gentleman who fits in with the era & the secrecy surrounding his romance with an engaged man.

The action escalates along with the character building. Secrets are disclosed. Characters feel betrayed. It was well written.

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
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CarolynM ❤️ 2w
batsy I enjoyed this series! 2w
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🎧 I‘m officially an erotica magnet. This was an interesting read. Sweet yet naughty.

Strong determined female & imprisoned, tall, dark & handsome, sweet, virgin vampire. 😁 🍿

I enjoyed that there was a “9 years later” epilogue. It was a novella with some punch. Just enough mystery for you to fill in the gaps.

Claire & Michael were a good story.

Available 10/11/2022

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Shining | Stephen King
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Stephen King was the first author I know that wouldn‘t let his CD‘s be abridged! I bought every book he put out on CD! First King book, was a silver paperback of The Shining. He revolutionized audiobooks. (I could be making that up but that‘s how I remember it) Happy Birthday to one of my favorite autobuy authors! @Reggie 🥳♥️🤗♥️🤗♥️🤗♥️🎉

Reggie Thanks for participating! 🖤🖤🖤Also, in one of the facts, he‘s a pioneer of putting his stories out on ereaders. He‘s probably a lot of firsts in the horror and writing worlds. 2w
Twainy @Reggie I believe it because he‘s awesome! 😁 2w
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Dreamtime | Simon A. Forward
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OK I enjoyed this, cuz Doctor Who but I don‘t think I‘m familiar with any of the players except The Doctor, Ace & Hex. Still enjoyed it, it was weird. 😄

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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The Harvest | Dan Abnett
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CYBERMEN!! ♥️👀♥️

We meet Hex in this episode.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4

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🎧📚 June 2022 Adult FairyLoot

This was a witchy story that I actually enjoyed! Unusual.

There‘s a storyline that follows a young boy who wants to be a young witch not warlock and all of the ramifications involved and bigotry … plots to remove her from the picture … only one storyline 😁

This was a new kind of witch story for me. Loved it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Master | Joseph Lidster
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This is one of my favorite Master story lines! Put the baddie in a domestic situation & give him amnesia. I love the villain!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Flip-Flop | Jonathan Morris
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I really enjoy these radio plays. I‘ve really been overwhelmed so it‘s nice to relax to these. I‘ve got a stack of Sylvester McCoy adventures 😁♥️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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🎧 hello, my name is Twainy & I enjoyed this book. Guilty as charged. I‘m glad I read this book!

Again, there‘s a lot of sexy time but it‘s a bit more consensual & less punish-y as they‘re married.

Warning: I feel this is a niche genre. Make sure you read the publishers summary.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4 … available 9/20/22 👇🏻

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I loved it. The author pulled off the second half of this book beautifully. The spin was good. Our gorgeous brooding mistrustful vindictive immortal is furious with his queen who he feels was trying to run away when she really was thrown from the horse she was sent back to the Pale Court on, got lost & ended up with her dad. The mystery unfolds nicely! 👇🏻
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Twainy 🤷🏼‍♀️ star reduction due to another female MC who can‘t find her tongue when she started out a whip sharp snark.

I plan to buy both books …. I wish ARCANE would pick this up in their special bi-monthly book box.
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Twainy AHA!!! I just noticed that the category on this book is “Erotica, Literature & Fiction”!! Book one is categorized as “Romance, Paranormal”. 3w
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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🎧📚 from the author of The Love Hypothesis another women in STEM romance. I loved it! Near 5 star!

The smart woman being so relationship dumb … grated on me by the end but I understood & forgave.

If you enjoyed The Love Hypothesis you‘re sure to love this book!

To summarize … students get labeled enemies in college … years later the miscommunication becomes glaringly evident.

FUN read, great narration! Recommend Hardcover #BOTM

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4

Reggie Yay glad you liked it. And I loved that the cat saved her lol. 2w
Twainy @reggie YESSS! 2w
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Doctor Who Bang-Bang-A-Boom | Gareth Roberts, Clayton Hickman
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🎧 I enjoyed this audiobook drama. The 7th Doctor & Mel are in a story that continuously made me smile … it starts on the Dark Space 8 space station. 😆 The Doctor keeps getting Star Trek terms wrong. 😁 These short stories help me with my reading slump.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

UwannaPublishme Too funny! 😁🖖🏻 3w
Twainy @UwannaPublishme these are the best for dragging me out of a reading slump. 🤓♥️ 3w
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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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🎧 I watched the Bald BookTuber‘s Top Ten Fantasy books with Christopher Ruocchio, author of the Sun Eater series.

He (Christopher) recommended this book as MG/YA. Tim Curry reads it.

I LOVED IT! GREAT NARRATION!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

StaceGhost This is my favorite in the series, although Lirael was fun too! 3w
KCofKaysville @Twainy I read and liked this one several years ago. Still haven't read any others. 3w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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🎧 not really normal people … it‘s good. This is a truly interesting relationship & watching them through the years is fascinating. Adult

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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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📺 This makes me want to sign up for Apple TV. I loved this book so I‘m intrigued … has anyone else read the book & loved it? The audiobook is FANTASTIC! Is anyone interested in the TV show?

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Sin & Chocolate | K F Breene
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#arcane book box number two! I love the wrap around edges. I‘ve yet to try any of these dark romances. They are also signed. I‘m intrigued & excited to try something new. Two books, 2 art cards, a pin & author note.

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A stack arrived from BookOutlet today.

I‘ve only read Fan Fiction. Fun book!

Just adding the rest to my MBR. Which book caught my eye … which book instigated this hall?

The Memory Police

Have you read any of these? Are any of these goood?

Bookboss The Memory Police is excellent! 3w
Twainy It‘s been on my To Be Purchased list for awhile. When BookOutlet has a book for less than half what Amazon is selling it for I take a closer look. Great deal plus I had $10 in loyalty vouchers. I‘m so glad to hear The Memory Police is goood!! @Bookboss 3w
RamsFan1963 I want to read Fan Fiction, it sounds like a hoot! 3w
Twainy @RamsFan1963 he reads the audiobook. It reminded me of one of the holodec episodes when the crew is in a detective story. It‘s self aware. 3w
Jari-chan I recommend The Memory Police. Highly. Such a special book! 3w
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The Oleander Sword | Tasha Suri
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I enjoyed The Jasmine Throne (Illumicrate book) and wanted a matching 2nd edition so I grabbed this when it went on sale.

I was happy to see all edges stenciled & a signed book plate. Very nice and already reading it!

Illumicrate special edition! ♥️

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The Ballad of Never After | Stephanie Garber
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And I don‘t usually do this but I opened it and the inside of the jacket is an art print, the 2 MC‘s! He‘s leaning against the fireplace and she‘s standing in front of a mirror.

And the book has pretty purple foiling on the front! (I took such a poor picture, sorry) … ok done … just another book mail day. OwlCrate …

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The Ballad of Never After | Stephanie Garber
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Please be patient with me 😁 two more pictures for this book. If they still have some I totally recommend the book! It‘s also signed & a limited edition.

This is a pretty art card & bookmark that came with the book.

peanutnine So pretty 😍 3w
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The Ballad of Never After | Stephanie Garber
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Such a lovely edition!! And imagine my surprise when I saw what was underneath the jacket! ♥️

IuliaC Beautiful! 3w
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I loved Amari! This is a Waterstone‘s exclusive signed edition with matching block sprayed edges.

Oh that sticker coming off!

I‘m excited to read this!

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My MBR is now over ten feet high. This is a chonker of a book!! I‘m certain there will be buddy reads I‘m excited!

Thank you for the swift delivery Goldsboro!

I hear this has the flavor of The Name of the Wind. I love a good coming of age story so we shall see!! It‘s a beautiful signed/dated SE with block sprayed edges and a lovely 5X7 art card.

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Oath Broken | Jarryd Smith
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This is the 4th book I‘ve received after winning the Indie Accords ♥️ in July. The size of this book is begging for me to jump the stack and dive into it soon!! READ INDIE! You won‘t be sorry. I look forward to reading this book by Jarryd Smith.

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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This book is tempting me away from my TBR. Yes …. It‘s a romance. It‘s on my MBR now.

UwannaPublishme Love your bookmark! 😁 3w
Twainy @UwannaPublishme it‘s one of the many perks of the BOTM monthly book box … they‘ve had some pretty funny ones. 3w
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Book 2 in The Winnowing Flame trilogy. Signed/numbered SE from The Broken Binding yearly book subscription box (5/12). Lovely foiled hardcover! Matching block sprayed edges. Chunky book!! 🧡

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Lost in Time | A.G. Riddle
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Goldsboro GSFF book subscription! Science fiction, techno thriller and time travel. I‘m in!! SO MANY awesome books! This one has a lovely stenciled edge! 💕 adding it to the MBR!

NomNoms That stenciled edge is amazing! 😍 3w
IndoorDame Wow! I‘ve never seen such intricate edging! 🤩🥰 3w
Twainy @NomNoms @IndoorDame this is my favorite monthly book box. They are signed & numbered, the jackets are always covered in Mylar, the edges are block sprayed or stenciled, they are wrapped in a mile of bubble wrap … the titles are almost always something I‘ve never heard of but are a great story. 3w
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IndoorDame @Twainy I‘m rarely tempted by book subscriptions, but that does sound fantastic! 3w
Twainy @IndoorDame I should add … it‘s mostly fantasy (not the YA light romance-y stuff of FairyLoot & Illumicrate, more adult epic-y) and occasionally adult sci-fi. They also have a premiere box that‘s more standard lit, mystery, thriller. Im also a sucker for IC & FL for their customizations. OK I‘m not here to sell book boxes LOL I love books. I love Litsy for everything book related. I love seeing shelfies, book/library hauls, reviews, thoughts … ♥️ 3w
IndoorDame I love Litsy for those things too!!! And I guess I‘ll just have to enjoy all the special editions vicariously through Litsy because I feel like the UK has all the subscription boxes I most want. 3w
Twainy @IndoorDame sadly you are correct. Goldsboro GSFF, The Broken Binding, Illumicrate & Adult FairyLoot are all UK. Some may have US distributors? Unsure. OwlCrate is Canada I think. BOTM & Arcane might be US. 3w
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Elric of Melnibone | Michael Moorcock
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Look what showed up for a buddy read. This looks like a fun book! 🤞🏻

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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📚 I loved this book! It‘s a heartwarming tale of terror. 💕 Thank you #Amazon for the prompt delivery. 🚛

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The Ink Black Heart | Robert Galbraith
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This one came from Waterstones and it‘s high on my TBR!! I like this series. I was going to get it from the library but it‘s a big boi and loans are only 14 days. Plus I‘m easily distracted.

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The Book Eaters | Sunyi Dean
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Signed & numbered special edition from The Broken Binding. A lovely book deserved a lovely SE! I enjoyed this book. I need a bookshelf … books are stacked everywhere 😩

julesG 😍😍😍 3w
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Look 👀 another edition. This one from Adult FairyLoot. I forgot to skip. It‘s also a stunning version. I hope I like the book … but it‘ll make it difficult to choose which to keep. Does this mean I‘ll keep both … 🧐

IndoorDame You should see what you think of the book first before you decide which edition is better or if it deserves shelf space for two special editions 3w
lele1432 Wow this is stunning 🤩 3w
Twainy @lele1432 it is!! And I just got an email notifying me that I‘m getting a 3rd special edition. I hope I love this book!! 3w
lele1432 Wow lol! Well if you don‘t love it you have some beauties you could sell! (edited) 3w
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