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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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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Gorgeous!

Texreader Yes! 1d
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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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It's here!

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Really enjoying this series.
And having a very tough time with the kissing scenes while listening - quite hot while I'm driving home from work!
#audiobook #redlondon

HOTPock3tt This is my fave of the series! And yes the kissing scenes were hot!! 😍♥️😁🎉 2w
emz711 @HOTPock3tt what do you think is the name for that? Like audio sexy sneak attack 2w
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The Right Stuff | Tom Wolfe
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So I'm loving the #Halloween #scareathon mood on #litsy but I'm not ready anything #spooky !!

Love this book anyway and of course the movie!

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Pickpick

Love the movie and the book had such a fun narrator along with Goldman's jump ins.
Highly recommend for any Douglas Adams, Jasper Ffordes fans!

#inconceivable

rachelm This book is magic 3w
RhiannonDelore I loved that book. To go behind the other characters back story. 2w
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Starting a new one!
#Edison #Tesla

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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I'm enjoying this much more than The Little Shop of Found Things which was about the same time period.
Almost done!
#knitting #witches

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You know, I wasn't thrilled with the first one but I audiobooked the second and it's pretty good. More fun adventuring!
#audiobook #fillory
My library doesn't have the 3rd one on audio. Now where do I get it!

Scochrane26 This series was just ok for me until halfway through the 2nd book. Then I really liked the rest. 1mo
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Done! Love! Will have to read again and connect the dots. Now where's it going to go in the meantime!

Soubhiville Ooooo, glad to hear you liked it. I‘m waiting for my copy to arrive. 1mo
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Yes it's here! Sorry book I'm currently reading...
It's hefty!

#goldencompass

RealBooks4ever Nice cover! 💜 1mo
emz711 I'm 3/4ths of the way through! 1mo
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Beautiful cover, good story so far, what do you guys think?

#7covers7days #7days7covers

Redwritinghood It does have a great cover. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Gissy Love it! 😍 1mo
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Sooooooo good. HH Holmes!
In The Garden was interesting but Devil had me hooked! Nonfiction was never so frightening and riveting. Can't wait for the movie!

thank you for the add @SanjanaGhosh
#moviewasbetter #devil #hhholmes #worldsfair #ferriswheel

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Don't you love these books? I've read then out of order but i always think they're fun!

jewright I have really been enjoying this series. It‘s just a light-hearted read! 2mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#7days7covers #covercrush
Day 4!
@Centique tag you're it!

Soubhiville Oooooooo, pretty! 😲🥰 2mo
Centique Hi there! Thank you so much for the tag but I‘m already doing it 😘 I‘ll @ you on the next one I share! 2mo
Centique PS have you ever visited NZ and been to Hobbiton? (The film set) I live only a couple of hours away but I still haven‘t been. 😬 2mo
emz711 @Centique nope but I have a postcard from there! A friend went last year 2mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I forgot to post a cover yesterday so today you get 2!
#7covers7days #covercrush
Want to join us @Tiffiney ?

Eyelit That silhouette edition is loveliness! Who published it? (Asking for a friend 😂) 2mo
AnneCecilie Love both covers 2mo
julesG Both beautiful 2mo
emz711 @Eyelit here's the isbn, easiest way is to search online 9781511595544 2mo
Eyelit Fantastic - thanks so much!!! 2mo
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Mehso-so

Book is like the opposite of #oitnb still interesting.

Not a great picture I know but it's a hat with leaf motif!
#audioknitting

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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#7days7covers #covercrush

I don't know what this new trend of decorative shiny designs are on book covers but they really catch my eye
Thanks @squirrelbrain
Tagging @Liatrek

squirrelbrain There has been a huge proliferation hasn‘t there recently? I do love them though! ❤️😁 2mo
emz711 @squirrelbrain do you know what the style is called? Is It like gilded art deco or something? 2mo
squirrelbrain Do you know, I never even thought that it might have a name! Maybe someone else will know.... 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Happy weekend reading!
#fridaythe13th #pusheen

Gissy Yes!!!📚📚📚🙌 2mo
emz711 @Gissy 🎃🎃🍁🍂 2mo
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Perdido Street Station | China Miville
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Getting real weird
#kafka-esque

j9brown I read this years ago and still think about how weird it was sometimes! 2mo
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Looking for Alaska | John Green
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One of my all time favs!

Fun fact, he wanted the cover to be a lit cigarette but the publishers wouldn't go for it so it's more of a candle blown out.

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What's on your top shelf? @Jemmygem @perfectsinner

Can't wait for the Secret Commonwealth! Something will have to get bumped to second shelf status.

#shelfie #topshelf #hisdarkmaterials

Jemmygem My thinking books lol (edited) 2mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Mehso-so

Cute way to tell a story. Flashbacks of Deep Thought from Hitchhiker's Guide. Not really into the story, don't think I'm interested in going to the next one but I haven't finished it yet either.

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No book yesterday, just friends and knitting. Have a good weekend everyone!

#nobook #nofilter #friends #knit

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Slade House | David Mitchell
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Really enjoying this! Very Neil Gaiman ocean at the end of the lane-y.

#spooky #audiobook #audioknitting #soul #neilgaiman

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[words] Bookstore | Maplewood, NJ (Bookstore)
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Such a fun store, their selection was dizzying! Why didn't I take a picture?

#bookstore

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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$1.50 book haul from Shoprite of all places!
And my Pinot's Palette painting

#crafty #bookhaul

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Nightingale ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
RealBooks4ever That's a happy painting! 💜 3mo
emz711 @RealBooks4ever thank you! Have you ever done a paint night? 3mo
RealBooks4ever @emz711 No, I don't even own any paint! 😄 🎨 Sounds fun though! 3mo
emz711 @RealBooks4ever no i didn't do that at home. They have companies and you show up and they have all the supplies and they step by step show you how! Pinot's Palette or Paint Nite or Artist Point... I'm sure there's a local one near you 3mo
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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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Bailedbailed

I don't know, I couldn't do it. Maybe too much whining? Maybe i just wasn't in the right place mentally after reading Schindler's List vs this story, a little too light for wwii.

#theresotherfishinthesea #bail #nessy

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Oh I bailed on this one too. If I had to hear anymore about the female character eating porridge or her constant stroking of her idiot husband's ego I was going to drive my car into a tree (I listened to audiobook too). Harsh maybe but so true for me. ☺️ 3mo
emz711 @Penny_LiteraryHoarders good not have explained it better myself 3mo
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Hitchhiker's Trilogy | Douglas Adams
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Good night everyone. Dream of amazing libraries!

brit91 Oh gosh I laughed so hard at this!! Probably because this was my favorite movie as a child!!😂📚 3mo
emz711 @brit91 right! Library is the best part 3mo
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Really enjoying this, more than I thought and more than Mistborn.

How about you @Bklover ?

#beach #sunshine #endofsummer

laur89 Where are you at in this? I started a while ago and I lost interest. 🙈 I‘ll listen to a few chapters on audiobook every now and then, but I‘m finding it so slow!! 3mo
emz711 @laur89 really? I'm finding it to be quick, there seems to be action in every chapter. I'm at - Kvothe has found Skarpi and is listening to his stories. 3mo
laur89 I‘m only on chapter 24! I think you‘re well ahead of me 😅 3mo
Twainy Audiobook is amazing!! 3mo
emz711 @laur89 omg in not done yet but it's great! 3mo
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When you go to the library and all the books you prepicked are humongous.

Thanks for the add @Manal22

#ilikebigbooks #libraryproblems #bigbooks

vivastory All 3 of these are at the top of my TBR. You have some great reading ahead! 3mo
Leniverse Illuminae is a fairly quick read though. It looks big due to the creative formatting. Some pages only have a few words of text. 3mo
emz711 @Leniverse excited to try something similar to S. 3mo
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OnlyYoo I finished Name of the Wind in one day because I was just so engrossed in it! The hardest part is waiting for the last book of the trilogy. I‘ve been waiting 6 years now... 3mo
emz711 @OnlyYoo oh no! I didn't know 3mo
emz711 @Leniverse good to know, it'll be my next one! 3mo
emz711 @OnlyYoo loving it 3mo
OnlyYoo It‘s an amazing series 👍 3mo
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Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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《To die will be an awfully big adventure》

Can you guess all the classic tales?

#crossstitch #craft #needlepoint #pixiedust

readingjedi That is awesome stitching! 3mo
mom2bugnbee These are wonderful! 3mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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It's been a few years but it's time to go back.
Where can I find a pretty version of this book?

#spooky #gothic #house

Becker What a beach! Where are you? 3mo
emz711 Deal, nj 3mo
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Pan's Labyrinth | Guillermo Del Toro
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Book was pretty good. It did have sketches throughout the book which I missed when i picked it up. I think this brought in more stories and background of the mill that I don't think was in the movie? Have to rewatch!

#spooky #labyrinth #spain #wwii #princess

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Schindler's List | Thomas Keneally
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I decided to finally do it. This is something I've wanted to read for years and I bought it at the library book sale recently. No time like the present to read it while we are in the three weeks of mourning of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. It's strange to say but this is one of my favorite movies and if you haven't seen it, do! The movie is based off of this book.

#redcoat

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Love this story!
But let's get real. What time period is it from?! What age is it set in?
1950s? 1980s? When was Mrs. DeWinter young?!

#time #clock #13 #gothic #tales
Hi @NikkiRobson73

jb72 I loved that book! 4mo
emz711 @jb72 what time period do you think it takes place in? 4mo
jb72 @emz711 It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read it, but I did not seem to think it was too far in the past. I‘ll have to dig out my copy and take a peek. 4mo
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The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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Not ready yet but here's my next pile TBR. Top ones are #rereads bottom 2 are #newbies
#blue #cmyk

What should I read first?

And hello to @bhmurray

TobeyTheScavengerMonk That is a solid stack of winners! But I‘ll say Pan‘s Labyrinth. 4mo
emz711 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk so I just bought it thinking it would have artwork from the movie but it doesn't and I'm kind of disappointed? 4mo
emz711 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk update! It does have some artwork 3mo
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Can we discuss?
I read it, watched TV series, now audiobook

-Multiple plots - strange vs norrell, theoretical vs practical magic, man with thistledown hair
-So much backstory as if there are so many other parts of this world
-Magic is obviously a big part of the book but it doesn't describe the mechanics like in Harry Potter

I feel like I'm reading a Jane Austen novel with magic instead of politics or a gothic novel with footnotes
Thoughts?

Fridameetslucy I enjoyed it too. I didn‘t finish watching the movie but the book stayed with me. I would need to read it again to talk about it 4mo
Aims42 I loved the book and enjoyed the mini-series too. I need to re-read it again too 4mo
emz711 @Aims42 any way to categorize it? Or explain it because it's really hard for me to get anyone else into it 4mo
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cariashley How‘s the show?? I‘ve been meaning to watch it! 4mo
emz711 @cariashley good, a lot more plot driven. Not really the same as the book where you're trying to figure out wtf is going on and why she's going off in directions with the story 4mo
Aims42 @emz711 Hmm.... it‘s a tough one to catergorize 🤔 I‘d say your comparison to Jane Austen in terms of the time period and society is accurate. Then there‘s the magic aspect. It‘s definitely not Harry Potter meets Jane Austen. It‘s just a odd book to describe, haha! Some books just aren‘t for everyone. There‘s been plenty of hyped up books that I just didn‘t like. To each their own 😃 4mo
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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First time audiobook. Reread novel form. So much easier to figure out the timing!
Love! #reread #circus #pool #summer

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I Am Pusheen the Cat | Claire Belton
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Have a good reading weekend!
#reading #pusheen #cats

Sarahreadstoomuch You too! 4mo
Catsandbooks Love pusheen! 4mo
Slajaunie I love Pusheen! You as well! 4mo
SW-T You too 😊 4mo
emz711 Wish we could post gifs because it would be pusheen galore 4mo
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There's a lot of light today.
Happy 4th!

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Finished! On to the next book pictured behind.

I really enjoyed this book, not something I've really ever read before. Are there other haunted places books that really go through the history of the area, show fact from fiction and ask the tough questions about history?

#ghosts #history #haunting

And hello @Dragonfairykats @Dhanya2277 @ImperfectCJ

vivastory I loved this one. The following is more about the legitimate science of the afterlife, but it's the only book I can think of that is similar 4mo
ImperfectCJ Ghostland disappointed me somewhat (it felt a little repetitive after a while), but I loved the next book you're reading. Enjoy! 4mo
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Loving listening to the voices! Best way to listen to any celebrity written book.

Welcome and thanks for the add @theunnaturalsquare @laur89 @kramerh77

readingjedi Interesting tale: my mother was obsessed with the stately homes of the UK & one day dragged me to Haddon Hall ... on one of the days they were shooting there! 5mo
emz711 Anyone else love the movie? 4mo
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I'm sure someone's said it before but isn't this like A Man Called Ove? But middle aged and less sad.

I'm listening super fast because I got too many audiobooks at once and I couldn't figure out the suspend hold thing!

Welcome @jenniferw88 @CarolReads

emz711 Anyone thing the same? 5mo
emz711 @staci.reads finished it and loved it! 5mo
staci.reads I'm glad! I hadn't thought of it, but I can definitely see the comparison. 4mo
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Weird place to read a spooky book but I'll take it

RealBooks4ever I found this book to be interesting. 💜 5mo
emz711 @RealBooks4ever yeah it makes me want to go to all these places! 5mo
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Loved it! The stories have really stayed with me. They're so slightly off reality.
#magicalrealism #tornado #bog #tree

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Storm might be on its way but I'm the only one on the beach!
Enjoying The Magicians but soooo different than Harry Potter

Thanks for the follow @annahenke @Schmieds @Theaelizabet @olivia.ferz

#beach #magic #coffee #rook #fillory

thegirlwiththelibrarybag That‘s the problem with marketing using phrases like ‘Harry Potter for adults‘ or ‘the next Harry Potter‘ - have you watched the tv series? 5mo
emz711 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag no I haven't, any good? 5mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @emz711, haven‘t watched it yet. I‘m about to start watching A Discovery of Witches - my library hold finally came in! 5mo
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emz711 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I didn't realize that was a show too. The book was not my thing 5mo
CBee I love the TV series!! 5mo
Scochrane26 It was marketed as HP but is actually much more like Narnia. Also, I‘ve heard the tv show is very different from the books—many seem to like it better. (edited) 5mo
emz711 @Scochrane26 I totally picked up on the Fillroy/Narnia vibes 5mo
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Now compared to my last post on Mistborn, this one I liked! I listened to it on Libby.

I think I only like certain kinds of fantasy. How about you? @chael0910 @wanderlustywriter @lauren.lerner @kramerh77

#gray #Red #white #black #London

AutumnRLS This one is on my TBR. I've only heard good things :) 5mo
JenFowler I LOVE this series!! 5mo
chael0910 Another one for my TBR List. Thank you for recommending me this😊🙏 5mo
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lauren.lerner I‘ll be honest, I‘ve read precisely zero VE Schwab. That said, lmk where to start because I‘m always up for something new these days! 5mo
emz711 @lauren.lerner this is my first! 5mo
wanderlustywriter I liked this. However I looooved Vicious and Vengeful! 4mo
emz711 @wanderlustywriter yeah? Maybe I need to get on that 4mo
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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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I've heard such good things! Am I an idiot for not pushing through the first couple hundred pages?

EastWind76 Not an idiot. I loved the series, but it's not for everyone. :) 5mo
AutumnRLS There are really great parts and the trilogy all together is super interesting where it ends up going plot-wise, but I remember feeling like other parts really lagged. You do you. No reading shame! 5mo
wordslinger42 I started this but didn't make it past the first hundred or so pages. It just didn't appeal! 5mo
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Picture from last summer.
Nothing better than reading with your feet in the sand.
What's your favorite place to read?

Thinking about this #summer and hopefully getting to the #beach soon!

Thanks for following @Pricel101 @destinykay122 @Kdgordon88 @amyrohn @tjwill

Shvonne The beach,my balcony and my bed 5mo
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