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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
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Nov 21, 2013

it was ok
bookshelves: audiobook, ghosts-ghouls

Finally finished! I liked the first couple chapters and the last few chapters. Everything else in between was just filler. It would be a great book if you have absolutely no imagination at all because every detail is described ad nauseum! I have enjoyed tomes in the past and with them, was surprised to find myself at the end of 500+ pages, as quickly as they moved along. Not so with this one. I found myself skipping entire pages that were irrelevant just to struggle to the end. While I think I liked the story itself there was no reason for it to be so long. Then to just stop it to be forced to read another tome of 584 pages made me want to scream! Sorry Deborah, I'll just have to live with never knowing what happened to your colorful characters.
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Reading Progress

November 21, 2013 – Started Reading
November 21, 2013 – Shelved as: audiobook
November 21, 2013 – Shelved
December 30, 2013 – Shelved as: ghosts-ghouls
January 4, 2014 –
page 500
86.36% "Will this book ever end?!" (Hardcover Edition)
January 10, 2014 – Finished Reading

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