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Tianarose

Tianarose

Joined January 2018

Introverted, whovian, mom of 3, photography, Goodreads name: Tianarose85
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The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
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The House by the Sea: A Novel by Santa Montefiore
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The Scribe of Siena | Melodie Winawer
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The bones of this book are much like Outlander. But I have always been enchanted by Italy!

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JazzFeathers 😂😂😂 4d
julesG 😂😂😂 4d
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Come Tumbling Down | Seanan McGuire
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There‘s always that one book in a series that is on hold forever!

thebluestocking I hate that! This one just came out a couple of weeks ago, but it‘s short so I‘ll bet you‘ll get it soon! 💙 3d
Tianarose @thebluestocking that makes sense and also it‘s from Macmillan publishers so they have those stupid restrictions too! 3d
thebluestocking @Tianarose The Macmillan thing is super obnoxious. Sigh. 3d
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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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Onto book 4. Loving these characters and all the different worlds!

Linsy Diddo! 5d
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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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Really enjoying this series so far.

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MrBook Indubitably! 😡 1w
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The City of Brass | S. A. Chakraborty
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Is it bad if I want to break out into “Price Ali” from Aladdin.

Cortg I read that in song, now I'll have Prince Ali stuck in my head all day 😂 1w
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Learning to master the glare lol. #photography101 #selfie

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2020 did not bring me 20/20 vision, and my glasses finally came in.

ljuliel yes , but NOW you have 20/20 vision 👍🏼 2w
Tianarose @ljuliel this is true! My eyes haven‘t quite caught on yet! 2w
ljuliel You‘ll get the hang of them. I remember when I first got glasses, it was hard to even walk with them on, because the floor looked closer than it was. The neighbors probably thought I was drunk , out stumbling all over the yard. 2w
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Up next..... lots of good reviews about this one!

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Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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Getting in line...

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Carter & Lovecraft | Jonathan L. Howard
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Next up for audio... looks intriguing and I am really getting into a mystery crime fiction mood.

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Ok, I made it through! Man I really doubt that I would have even given this a chance had I not already been a lover of game of throne, or had I attempted to read the physical book. I found it hard to follow, so many things and people to keep track of.

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Been a while since I got through a physical book lately. Now that the holidays are over maybe my mind will settle enough to focus on reading.

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These restrictions from Macmillan Publishing are obscene!

LibrarianRyan Yep!!!!!! Think it's bad for one library. My library is part of an ebook consortium (eReadIllinois) and it is one copy for the consortium which is 159 libraries. 3w
ljuliel Holy smokes ! Ridiculous. I know a lot of my holds sre 6 months. I don‘t even look at what number I am in line, or I‘d just delete it . I‘m not very patient. I know it‘s not the library‘s fault though. 3w
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LibrarianRyan @ljuliel It is what it is. ALA and libraries, and library advocates are fighting it. It's part of why I hate Amazon (for books, I just dislike them for most other things 😁). They make and share all these reports including library lending reports from their association with Overdrive. they help to point out how much more could be made if libraries didn't get a portion of use. Why do you think they have so many exclusivity deals. 3w
ljuliel Well, they won‘t be getting any more of my money. I‘m sticking with it and using the library. I guess Amazon won‘t be able to build a new factory without my orders coming in this year. @LibrarianRyan 3w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel 😁 I have an entire dissertation length list of ways Amazon hurts libraries. They get very very little of my money. I may live in the capitol, but it is still farm country, and sometimes I just have to. But then I use my friends account which helps me feel just a small tiny bit better about it. 3w
Tianarose @LibrarianRyan I can totally understand it from a sales point of view , limit accessibility and drive sales. So frustrating. Size of goes against everything a library stands for. 😡 3w
ljuliel The only problem is, if the libraries wouldn‘t have the deals with Amazon to get ebooks and audiobooks, they‘d still have to get them through another company, right ? So would it matter if it were Barnes and Noble ? Wouldn‘t the same thing be happening ? @LibrarianRyan 3w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel Ummm, libraries don't get ebooks and audiobooks from Amazon. If the library pays for Overdrive then they can buy them from overdrive and amazon users can borrow them.

Libraries buy their digital books/audiobooks usually from their platform provider. A few places that have developed their own platform buy from the publishers.

If you library does not have Overdrive, then Kindle paper white and Kindle Oasis users have no way to ⬇ ⬇
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LibrarianRyan @ljuliel access library ebooks. Kindle Fires can download the various platform apps but usually it has to be “jailbroken“ (which now is just flipping a switch). But then every time they update the Fire, the app has to be re-slid onto the device.

Plus, for many of the publishers there is a meter on the ebook. Sometimes it a number of check outs, but most of the rest of the time it is a time limit before you have to repurchase the book.

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LibrarianRyan @ljuliel then you have Blackstone audio which signed an exclusivity deal with Amazon so that all their audiobooks go to Audible first. Libraries and other platforms like iBooks, Kobo, etc, have to wait I believe 4 months before they get access to lend/purcase.

Then there are strait up exclusives that are ONLY available to Amazon. Stories by big authors written just for their platform like Kindle and Audible. And they have no plans on ⬇
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ljuliel Shows how much I know about where libraries get their books. I thought Overdrive was just an app like Libby, you know, a place to download books. I had no idea where libraries purchase their books. I figured it‘d be Amazon. Big company, big selection. @LibrarianRyan 3w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel making them available ever.

Then take small press or self published authors who publish though Amazon service. They also have a built in exclusivity where they can not put their books on other platforms for between 3 months to a year. I won't even get into how those authors get pennies on the dollar through Amazon compared if they published somewhere else.

Sorry, like I said, dissertation length and this is only a scratch.
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ljuliel I doubt very many customers know all this behind the scenes stuff, and probably don‘t care, as long as they can get books. Sad but true. I‘m not sure if it‘s a possibility to cut out the middleman somewhere along this chain. Our library said they‘re not going to stop purchasing from Macmillan , because they think most other big publishers will be following along right behind. This could make Kindles obsolete if this keeps up. Already, 👇🏼 3w
ljuliel Kindle books cost more than print. @LibrarianRyan 3w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel Not always, but sometimes yes. Plus Amazon has always made it a habbit to undersell everyone else on books because then customers stay and buy other things.

It's a big mess and most don't know what is going on. You should feel very bad for the Littens who got my “Ebooks School“ lessons when they made bad cracks about their libraries collection and how they should do better jobs.

They can't. Their hands are tied. So so Tied.
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Tianarose @LibrarianRyan wow! Thanks for all this info on the issue. 3w
jillrhudy Hate hate hate 😡 3w
ljuliel I don‘t blame the libraries.I know they don‘t have much control over it. They‘re probably getting a lot of flak from customers , but I don‘t complain to them.I just asked if they were going to boycott Macmillan and they said no ,and explained why. They said they‘re trying to work something out with it. But if they don‘t,customers will just have a long wait. It‘s almost forcing readers to BUY books, but some of us do t have the funds. @LibrarianRyan (edited) 3w
Crazeedi Good reason to read more physical books from my library, and continue to donate money to them as I am able 3w
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One week in and over halfway through. I need a family tree keep them all straight. Wowzers.

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My son and I are going to watch all the MCU movies in chronological order. Knock Captain America: the first avenger off the list!

Texreader That‘s awesome. My son and I are working through the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings. 4w
Susanita And this year you can add Black Widow to the list! 3w
Tianarose @Texreader that sounds like a good one too! I also have my over set to record all the Harry potter movies on the space channel over the next few days (edited) 3w
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My new audiobook choice! 26hrs!!

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Reviews Are in | Henrietta Verma
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https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2019/71004875 this will soon be 70! I‘ll finish my current read today!

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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New bookmark from a Christmas cracker! Love it!

ShelleyBooksie Awesome! 1mo
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*squeals with delight* please be around the time that season 5 ends!

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Squeeee!! @Pricel101 I love it all! And such a surprising coincidence, I was just looking at the tagged book in Libby for my road trip home, but it wasn‘t available! Thank you very much! #canuckchristmasswap #poutinepenpals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Such a cozy package ❤💚 1mo
Tianarose @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego it totally is. Perfect for my cold basement 😉 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Such a lovely care package! Those socks do look cozy.🎁 1mo
Pricel101 “Squeeee” made my Christmas 😂 merry Christmas! 😘🌟📖🎄💚❤️ 1mo
Tianarose @Pricel101 I am a full grown child when I get presents. Lol. Thanks again. I thoroughly enjoyed all of it. 1mo
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego #canuckchristmaswap package has been sent out! Forgot to take a picture of it though! #poutinepenpals

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#poutinepenpals Christmas cards are sent!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💌❤️ 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I received my card today! Thank you so much. 🎅🏼❤ 1mo
Tianarose @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego glad to hear. I have quite the collection tucked into my bookshelf, love getting them and sending them. 1mo
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This opened with the doctor who theme song and I legitimately thought my phone was ringing. 🤦🏻‍♀️ it‘s the exact version of the theme song as my ringtone.

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The Dragonsitter | Josh Lacey
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Lol. I can see this being a big dragon issue

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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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Ok, this took me a while to get into. I felt the story a little predictable in the beginning. But over all it won me over in the end. Going to give the sequel a try.

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Love the beautiful bookish Christmas card I received today from @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , and the lovely holiday bookmarks inside! Thank you! #poutinepenpals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Holidays ❤💚 2mo
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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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Book haul! $20 for all these jems! Love the covers on the vintage books I got, could find publish dates on either of them but “Near to nature‘s heart” has December 24 1903 written inside the cover - maybe a gift for jolabokaflod ?

inthegreensandblues Wow, great stack! 2mo
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First replies finally going out for #poutinepenpals heading your way @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego sorry I never posted when I got your note but your reply is on the way! @throwmeabook yours too! Hopefully I can put together Christmas cards for everyone soon, cause Christmas is getting so close already!

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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I discovered the amazing backstory of Alice in wonderland, courtesy of the British library Instagram feed, complete with a link (see below) to pages from the original manuscript. https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/alices-adventures-under-ground-the-original-m...

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Love me some aged pages, and the smell! Nothing better.

Blaire I reread this book earlier this year and it was as good as I remembered. 2mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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So many amazing quotes and memorable lines in this book! So much resonated with me.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I don‘t feel like I can properly explain how much I enjoyed this book. Absolutely stunning and mesmerizing. I need to find a copy of this ASAP

Lindy Wonderful photo collage. 👌 2mo
Tianarose @Lindy thank you! 2mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I kinda want to call in sick. Lol

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Come on, come on ...almost my turn!!

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Don‘t remember when I read this. But I remember liking it as a kid. Let‘s see if that still holds true.

Slajaunie I did not like it as a kid nor do I like it now. 2mo
TheBookAddict I enjoyed it as a kid as well. Haven‘t read it since. 2mo
JacqMac I read it with my youngest a few years ago. We both liked it. 2mo
LMJenkins Memories! I read this over and over again as a kid. 💛 2mo
mariaku21 I remember reading this one as a kid and loved it! 2mo
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I did enjoy this one overall. Did seem to drag a bit@in the middle. It‘s a lovely concept and I very much look forward more from this author.

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I should hopefully finish this one tomorrow. 2 hrs left. But I feel my eyes getting heavy already

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon

Finished. Now to wait for season 5 in February. I honestly though it would take me a lot longer to read drums and this one before season 5 but here I am. I do t want to blur the edges of the rest of the series so I will wait to read #6

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Untitled | Unknown
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Yup! Lol. Mostly my kids books this time.

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The Weird Sisters | Eleanor Brown
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The kids and I had a good haul at the library book sale. All this plus two more for $20

Texreader Awesome!! 2mo
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Monstress Volume 4 | Marjorie Liu
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Wahhh! It‘s over! Now to wait.....

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The premise of this book is intriguing, hoping it lives up to expectations.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Well that‘s fast!! My hold jumped from 20+ weeks to available soon within a week!

sprainedbrain I love it when they buy a bunch of copies! 🥳 2mo
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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I‘m hiding from my bickering children. My music may be slightly louder than it should be, but to save an ounce of my sanity I‘m choosing to ignore them.

TheBookAddict 😅 you gotta do what you gotta do. 🙂👍🏽 3mo
itsjustme40something Whatever keeps you sane 😁 3mo
sprainedbrain Been there, done that. I feel like it‘s best for them sometimes, too. 😂 3mo
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Halfway through!

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First letter from @throwmeabook from #poutinpenpals! You‘re so fast! Thank you! I unfortunately need to wait until payday to get a reply out, but I‘m already working on it. It‘s so nice getting mail that‘s not a bill!

throwmeabook 💕💌 3mo
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