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emz711

Joined April 2019

Magical Realism ¤ Classics ¤ Gothic Romance ¤ Fantasy ¤ a little Mystery .... Friend me on GoodReads! https://www.goodreads.com/emz711
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The Ballad of Never After | Stephanie Garber

OMG I read it in 1 day today and I can't wait for the next one. YA fantasy about old North mythology is really getting me going.
Jacks is the worst.

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Highland Park Public Library | Highland Park, NJ (Library)
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#Bookhaul from the library book sale finally back since the pandemic!

#booksale #happyreading #plants

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Once Upon A Broken Heart | Stephanie Garber

So I never read the Caraval series but I read this one in 1 day! Super fun, fast paced, twists and turns. Can't wait for the next one.
#librarybook

emz711 I had no idea the next one comes out in 3 weeks! I love when that works out 1mo
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The Clockwork Dynasty | Daniel H. Wilson
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Used books store pick up.
I'm judging a book by its cover with a real steampunk vibe.
Anyone read this one?
#steampunk #judgingabookbyitscover

vivastory I enjoyed it. A good summer read 👍 4mo
BookBelle84 Definitely a fun one! I really enjoyed it! 4mo
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Interesting read.
Good understanding of the history of the New York Times, how papers sell advertising and what agendas they are pushing today.
Gave me some more people to follow on Twitter too!

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The Imagination Chamber | Philip Pullman
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Yay my next reads!
Thanks Book Depository for getting me this book since it's not sold in the US!
#hisdarkmaterials #hdm

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More Jasper Fforde! #betterworldbooks
Trying to get my philodendron to grow after being replanted.

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Book mail! There was a great sale for 6 books in Better World Books and the first 2 showed up! Going to have all the Thursday Next books and I plan to reread the whole series. Super fun 🦤🦤

Happy Passover!
#bookmail #betterworldbooks #booksale

Addison_Reads I'm reading the first book in the series now and really liking it. 5mo
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Sitting on my stoop in a beach chair.

Interesting perspective. I have some questions on some of his statistics but definitely giving me some things to think about.

#happyeaster #happypassover

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Gallant | Victoria Schwab

"Starless sea" nod
Neil Gaiman vibes. Loved it

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A Taste for Murder | Claudia Bishop

I couldn't get into this one, #audiobook narrator bugged me.

I'm looking for a new #cozymystery series now that I'm caught up with Hannah Swenson. What do you guys have? Extra points for a good audiobook narrator and extra extra points if it's in my #library #Hoopla or #Libby !

@BehindthePages new follower tag, any ideas?

Ruthiella I don‘t really read cozies, but you could try the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters (mystery, romance, humor and adventure) or the Flavia de Luce mysteries by Alan Bradley. Both are well done on audio, IMO. 6mo
emz711 @Ruthiella I have done both! I stopped Elizabeth Peters but I'm going to try it again. Thanks! 6mo
jewright I liked cozies by Annelise Ryan, Isis Crawford, Leslie Meier, and Janet Evanovich is my favorite, particularly the Stephanie Plum series. 6mo
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BehindthePages The last cozy I read was actually a fantasy one. The first I've ever encountered in the fantasy genre. 6mo
emz711 @BehindthePages what was it?! 6mo
BehindthePages @emz711 Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree :) 6mo
emz711 @BehindthePages that sounds so cute! 6mo
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I don't have many one word titles but I think it's difficult to understand what they're about without more words. I think the flowing nature of a longer title sounds more interesting. The Starless Sea, Harry Potter and the..., A Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, The Subtle Knife. These titles pull me in more to discover what they're about.
#longertitles #onewordtitles #two4tuesday @TheSpineView
New follower tag! @Reign_1982

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 😊 6mo
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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I decided to do it! I've read all other Austen books and I think I was leaving this one unread to feel like there was something new to read.
#austen #lastnovel

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Anyone working with BookTasters on Twitter? So far I've read and reviewed 1 book. I don't read on my phone but I made it a priority for a free book and I can choose out of a list of 9 when I complete a review on Goodreads.
#booktasters #ebooks #freebooks

ReadingOver50 Never heard of this 7mo
emz711 @ReadingOver50 yeah it seems kind of cool, we'll see if I end up reading some really good stuff or not 7mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I was all set with a gothic novel and coming from a different part of the world but started to get turned off when they decided to go with an English mansion, really? So stereotypical, give me some new creepy architecture!

Also the ending? 🍄🍄🍄? Really?
I think I like stories where you don't really know what the evil entity is, much scarier.
#disappointed

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Last day of maternity and I can honestly say I've never done this before - reading a book outside of a restaurant for lunch and enjoying the weirdly warm February weather.

#gothic #warmweather

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I got the book at the #bnbookhaul but listening on audio right now. Love his voice!

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The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Sara Collins
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A spooky house that plays chess? This book is starting out real fun.
#spooky #chess

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I've been listening to the Hannah Swensen series for a few years now and I've finally realized that it's comforting to me. And the Ross story line is actually really interesting to me over 20 books in! I'm scared to look up how many there are to find out that I only have a few left.

Who's got new cozy mystery series for me? I like knitting, tea and winter if that helps.

#cozymystery #dessert #minnesota

mdm139 I love the tea shop series from Laura Childs 8mo
emz711 @mdm139 oooo that was already on my tbr, thanks for the rec, sounds good! 8mo
tdrosebud Maggie Sefton has a complete knitting cozy series that I really liked. Karen Rose Smith has a tea shop series. I've only read the first of that one but I did enjoy it. I highly recommend the website cozy-mystery.com . You can search by author, profession, hobby, etc. 8mo
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emz711 @tdrosebud such a cool website! 8mo
emz711 @tdrosebud @mdm139 I don't know why I said winter, my favorite season is fall. Any fall cozy mysteries? 8mo
mdm139 @emz711 I don‘t know if any series that have all the books set in the Fall. There are a few always set at Christmas. But most series that have a few dozen books usually has a few set in Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving. Also go to cozy-mystery.com they have the list by themes. 8mo
mdm139 @emz711 I love the Lucy Stone series by Leslie Meier. They are a light and fluffy like a beach read and all her books are set around a holiday so she has bunches of the set in Fall/Halloween. Over 25 in series. 8mo
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I'm 2/3 of the way through and I feel like it's a poor man's Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Anyone else feel that way?

britt_brooke My book club is reading this, and one of my friends said pretty much the same thing. 😂 8mo
emz711 @britt_brooke I was unfortunately correct 8mo
britt_brooke @emz711 Bummer! 8mo
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The Way I Heard It | Mike Rowe
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Great find at the B&N 50% off hardcover sale.
I love Mike Rowe, he's got a fun podcast and Dirty Jobs is coming back to TV tonight on Discovery channel!

#discovery #dirtyjobs #engineer #barnesabdnoble #bn #sale

jb72 I loved his book! 9mo
emz711 @jb72 finished it in a day. Makes me want to go through his whole podcast 8mo
jb72 @emz711 I just watched his new season of Dirty Jobs. It was good too. 8mo
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Child of Light | Terry Brooks
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Anyone think they're reading from a writer they've read before and then realized it's a different Terry?
I thought I was reading a new series from Terry Goodkind!

1/3 of the way through and I'm not sure I like it. Someone give me encouragement!

AmyG I am sorry I laughed. I can‘t remember but I have probably done this. 9mo
emz711 @AmyG there's so many Terry's! Brooks, Goodkind, Pratchett, Gilliam, Jones 9mo
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers - East Brunswick | East Brunswick, NJ (Bookstore)
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2 b&ns and we spent so so much money! I've never bought so many books in my life!

Mostly nonfiction and kids book, for sure easier in hardcover than fiction.

Loved this 50% off sale

#bookhaul #bn #barnesandnoble #kids #kidsbooks

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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Ok is the man in gray Leandro or Fermin?!
@Coleen_Nieto @Nute @SilversReviews

SilversReviews I‘ll have to make time to read this. I‘m not sure. Loved Fermin. 😀 (edited) 9mo
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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The frickin origin story of the labyrinth! And isn't the stained glass a picture of a rose or am I wrong? I haven't gone back to look.
@Coleen_Nieto @Nute @AvidReader25 @Nebklvr

Coleen_Nieto I have to get started! Tomorrow I'm off so it will be a reading day 9mo
Nebklvr Enjoy!!! I really liked it. 9mo
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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Ok I'm finished! But who is Laia? Is it the back story of Alicia? And is the house they go to the same one that Daniel goes to work the creepy old lady? I couldn't find which book that was in.
@Nute @SilversReviews @ChaoticMissAdventures @Nebklvr

SilversReviews I wish I could help. I didn‘t read this book yet. Sounds good, though. (edited) 9mo
ChaoticMissAdventures It has been awhile since I read the series but I couldn't remember her either. I sort of took this as a splinter story of a girl we didn't know yet. 9mo
emz711 @ChaoticMissAdventures to me, the biggest push is that the same letters in her name are in Alicia 9mo
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Anyone ever see a book in a series in a used bookstore and buy it as a reminder that I want to buy the whole series? Love #thursdaynext novels!

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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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It's here! It's here! Can't wait to read it.
#cemetaryofforgottenbooks #magicalrealism

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So interesting! And he's such a great narrator. I love his podcasts and any other shows he ends up on.
Audiobook is around 4 hrs.

#podcasts

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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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It's coming out in English in November! Happy birthday to me. I can't wait
Or you can try your luck at the galley giveaway

#giveaway #crz #barcelona #cemetaryofforgottenbooks

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I had no idea there was a #pemberlittens on persuasion! The best Jane Austen book.

My husband has been reading it to me while I breastfeed. It's a lot of time just sitting here!

AvidReader25 That sounds like the most romantic thing ever. Having one of my favorite books in the world read to me while breastfeeding! Swoon. 😍 13mo
DivineDiana What a kind husband! ❤️ 13mo
emz711 @AvidReader25 @DivineDiana finished it last night on my birthday. Was so romantic! 10mo
DivineDiana Perfect timing. Happy Birthday! 🎁📚❤️ 10mo
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Possession | A. S. Byatt

Such a cool list of books! Added so many to my TBR

? "Best books about books"
https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2021/august/best-books-about-books-reading-di...

Nute I really enjoy these kind of lists at the end of the year. But they do blow up the listing of books desired to be read. 10mo
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Hoopla | Harry Stein
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When you're library gets back into the hoopla system! Audiobooks, tv and movies here I come!

#hoopla #audiobooks

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Finished last night and I liked it more than I expected to!
#classic #ocean #critters #pancakes #sunday

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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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Classic tale that I feel like gets talked about in other novels and I had to track it down! You know when you just want to find a book the old fashioned way? Second hand bookshop with a shipment of classics for the win!

Can't wait to see how it is! Anyone read it before?

#gothic #white #wilkiecollins

JamieArc I enjoyed it! 1y
LeslieO I loved it! 1y
BarbaraBB It‘s fantastic! 🖤 1y
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Highland Park Public Library | Highland Park, NJ (Library)
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Yay! So many more audiobooks with the addition of hoopla and connecting to other libraries! What audiobooks are you into right now?
#audiobooks

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Ha! I got an email from Goodreads and saw thing and thought “wait a minute, i've read that!“
Nope, totally different book.

thanks for the follow @johncadams

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Peter Pan and Wendy | J. M. Barrie
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Old, water damaged, basement smelling copy of Peter Pan?! I couldn't pass that up at my local second hand bookstore.

#peterpan #old #booksmell

Soubhiville Fun! 1y
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Listening to ⚾ and
Reading my new purchase. I had no idea this was a start to a series. Uh oh!
#baseball #yankees #series

TheRiehlDeal Go Yankees! ⚾️ #☝️ 1y
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Gold Diggers: A Novel | Sanjena Sathian
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Too bad I can't needlepoint and read at the same time.

So far enjoying it!
#gold #crafts #needlepoint

EmilieGR I did this needlepoint! It was a lot of fun 🤩 1y
emz711 @EmilieGR I've had it sitting around for probably over a decade! 1y
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Oddity | Eli Brown
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Yay it's here! What a gorgeous maroon color, had to filter a bit to show you. We can pretend I don't have work to do and should start reading right?
Can't wait to start!
#afternoon #coffee

IndyHannaJones What is thos? 1y
IndyHannaJones this?* 1y
emz711 @IndyHannaJones I'm hoping it's a good book! I loved Eli Brown's last book and this will be totally different but I'm excited. 1y
emz711 @IndyHannaJones it was cute. Coming of age epic fantasy. 1y
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Foucault's Pendulum | Umberto Eco
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2 day holiday coming up, will I get through this book? Probably not all the way but so far I'm in!

Cottage cheese matzah meal pancakes #passover and happy Easter too!

BennettBookworm These look amazing! Happy Passover! 2y
Ruthiella Yum 😋 Happy Pesach😋! (edited) 2y
Come-read-with-me Looks delicious! 2y
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Oddity | Eli Brown

I have been waiting for Eli Brown to come out with another book and I missed it! Goodreads had to tell me by email! So then I bought it immediately! Tried bookshop.org for the first time. Super cool, can't wait for it to be delivered! #bookshoporg #bookmail

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Picked up my library holds. My weekend is booked.
What do you guys think?
#chagsameach #happypassover #ilikebigbooks

Ruthiella It took me a few tries to get into Foucault‘s Pendulum, but once I did, I was hooked! 😀 2y
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Infused | Henrietta Lovell
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You need a good cup of tea while reading this book! It was so delightful and non fiction semi-bio is not usually my jam. There was a little history on tea, British blending and how to dry the different types of tea. She awakened tea life in me when it's been dormant for a bit and now I want to go spend my money on some really good loose leaf!

(My loose leaf dealer - Gong Fu Tea in Des Moines, IA)

#tea #looseleaftea #green #steam

Moony Such a wonderful pic! Tea and reading is a perfect match ❤️ 2y
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I rarely do these but it was right up my alley and tough!
Don't make me choose between fireplaces and the beach!

#thisorthat
@DarkMina

Tagging @llcoolnate @BookBudget19

llcoolnate Wow these are some tough ones but I agree with all of it!! I'd be slightly fireplace tho. But that is a tough one! Depends too much on the book to me :) 2y
emz711 @llcoolnate I don't know if I've ever read in front of a fireplace but it sounds nice! 2y
DarkMina Thanks for playing! 2y
TheLibrarian Hahaha I have the same feelings about the fireplace or beach but I caved and chose beach. I‘m glad to see I‘m not the only one who selected having your favorite character die. 2y
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Angels & Demons | Dan Brown
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I've been rereading books in my collection to keep or give away. I really am at the point where I've read everything fiction in my house!

Finished Deception Point and Digital Fortress (DF is still the best of Dan Brown, I think) so now it's on to Robert Langdon.

Happy Purim! #hamantashen #purim #holiday

xicanti Happy Purim! 2y
emz711 @xicanti thank you! 2y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I know, I know, I'm reading it again but I had nothing in the house to read and then I got my library books and you don't expect me to just not finish it?
#4thtimessocharming #reread

Like the #piranesi #bookmark?

IamIamIam Nothing in the house to read 🤣🤣🤣🤣 (and other lies we tell ourselves...) I loved The Night Circus and just haven't gotten around to this one. 2y
emz711 @IamIamIam you must! I think it was better than the night circus 🤫🤫 2y
IamIamIam @emz711 ooooOOOOOOoooo 👀 2y
Bits 🗝️🐝🗡️ 😍 2y
AvidReader25 I JUST picked this one up to reread!!! 2y
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Anyone watching the Hustler? Look how amazing that library is!
#newtvshow #craigferguson

Godpants I watched an episode last week and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! And yes, that set is pretty spectacular. 2y
emz711 @Godpants I just watched 3 in a row and have to go to bed. I've been wrong every time! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I forgot that this started. We love Craig Ferguson in my house. I hope my guy is recordong this. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Perfect! Thanks! 2y
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#goodreads #myyearinbooks

Best time of year!

Less than last year but still pretty good. I love looking back at what I read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
perfectsinner I didn't read as much this year, either. But it isn't over yet! 2y
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