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message 1: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new) - added it

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7555 comments Mod
This is a Buddy Read for The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang starting August 15, 2018.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang


message 2: by Virginie (last edited Jul 18, 2018 01:04AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Virginie | 5795 comments Thanks Niki! :D

In!


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Chris  (haughtc) | 1768 comments Just bought this an hour or so ago. It's on sale on Amazon US for $2.99


message 4: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments In :)


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Miche | 3175 comments I will leave a maybe here.


Olivia (vinjii) | 1085 comments I’m in.


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Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments I'm a maybe too. I need to look at what else I have in August sinice I want to stick to my 2-3 BR/month limit.


message 8: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 5 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "I'm a maybe too. I need to look at what else I have in August sinice I want to stick to my 2-3 BR/month limit."

And finish HoC?


message 9: by Barry (last edited Jul 18, 2018 12:45AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Barry (boprawira) | 1184 comments I thought it's in November? There are 2 BRs?

edit: Oh, apparently there are. I think I'll join the November one. Busy month in August, expected to join 5 BRs ...


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Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments Scott wrote: "And finish HoC?"

Yes! *shamed face* Summer has been very distracting lately and I haven't felt like having to use my brain while reading. I'll get back to it, definitely.


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Anja (anjareads) | 2 comments I'm very curious about this book. Maybe I'll join in on this one.


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Delitealex | 403 comments I have this on hold I'm looking forward to reading this.


Solseit | 1460 comments I only heard extremely positive reviews on the book. I will be in for it!


message 15: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new) - added it

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7555 comments Mod
I'm waiting patiently for my copy to come in from the library, but almost a month later I'm still 4th in line. They just started disclaiming that members who belong to the branch that purchased the book get preference to jump ahead in line. I think that's what's happening to me. Dang it. I'm probably going to miss both buddy reads lol.


message 16: by Gazi (new) - rated it 4 stars

Gazi Nuzhat | 21 comments I’m in ☺️


Emily Ann | 6 comments I'm super excited for this book! I'm in


message 18: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Got it this week. I don't buy hardcovers very often so I hope this will be worth the splurge lol


Solseit | 1460 comments Bea wrote: "Got it this week. I don't buy hardcovers very often so I hope this will be worth the splurge lol"

This is an expensive book also on Kindle. I am just hoping that this is going to be knocking it out of the park (which I think is going to be the case because of those who read the book and raved about it!)


Elizabeth (fantasynerd365) | 1129 comments I may join this one. If not then the one in November.


Solseit | 1460 comments I am starting to lean for the November read now. I really wanted to get to this book but I am behind on The Grace of Kings and Memories of Ice.
Super sad face but I want to enjoy the book rather than cram it in between reads!


message 22: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new) - added it

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7555 comments Mod
Miraculously, my copy came in today. I'll likely be a couple of days late while I mess with uploading it to my computer, but looking forward to seeing what the excitement is all about.


message 23: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments I will start it later today :)


message 24: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments I read until chapter 7. I'm really liking it so far! It seems a bit like a mixture of Name of the Wind and Nevernight to me (and I loved these books).

(view spoiler)


Elizabeth (fantasynerd365) | 1129 comments I'm only on chapter 3, but pretty good so far.


Andorion (ruineleint) Starting today


message 27: by Gazi (new) - rated it 4 stars

Gazi Nuzhat | 21 comments Just got home from work. Gonna have a quick dinner and will start it in a bit.


message 28: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new) - added it

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7555 comments Mod
Started - I love all the story components so far!!


Virginie | 5795 comments Started yesterday evening! Only got one chapter in but liking what I've read. (view spoiler)


Emilie | 6 comments I am arriving late, hope that is okay!

I started yesterday and have got up to chapter 6, really enjoying it so far.

(view spoiler)


Solseit | 1460 comments The enthusiasm that I am reading on this thread makes me want to start reading. But I will be mature for a change in my life and hold off until November. I will still lurk around here to check what are the overall impressions!


Petrik (petrikleo) | 1546 comments Virginie wrote: "Started yesterday evening! Only got one chapter in but liking what I've read. [spoilers removed]"

reminded me of this. Sorry for loud voices... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ihWy...


Andorion (ruineleint) Finished Chapter 6. I love it so far.

Its well written - readable and engrossing. Rin is a pretty easy protagonist to follow and the world building is good.


Virginie | 5795 comments Petrik wrote: "Virginie wrote: "Started yesterday evening! Only got one chapter in but liking what I've read. [spoilers removed]"

reminded me of this. Sorry for loud voices... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ih..."


Bwahahaha! That's exactly it x)


Virginie | 5795 comments Got to chapter 2 (urgh, I'm really reading too many books at the same time.) (view spoiler)


message 36: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new) - added it

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7555 comments Mod
Me too Virginie. I have this I a 15 disc audio and I can only do one disc a day. We'll inch through together lol.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3909 comments I'll inch with you guys. I still haven't started. I'll start tomorrow just to say I started it but I'll prob only do a little at a time as I'm trying to get through too many books right now.


message 38: by Gazi (new) - rated it 4 stars

Gazi Nuzhat | 21 comments On chapter 6. So far it’s pretty good. I’m hoping to make a more of a progress tomorrow.


Emilie | 6 comments I finished Part 1 yesterday, it's fast paced and very easy to read.

(view spoiler)


message 40: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Chapter 23

(view spoiler)


message 41: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Finished! This was amazing!


Andorion (ruineleint) 13 chapters done.

Well, that took a pretty dark turn.

(view spoiler)


message 43: by Bea (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bea | 2052 comments Arkadeb wrote: "13 chapters done.

Well, that took a pretty dark turn.

[spoilers removed]"


(view spoiler)


Virginie | 5795 comments Niki Hawkes wrote: "Me too Virginie. I have this I a 15 disc audio and I can only do one disc a day. We'll inch through together lol."

Diana Stormblessed wrote: "I'll inch with you guys. I still haven't started. I'll start tomorrow just to say I started it but I'll prob only do a little at a time as I'm trying to get through too many books right now."

Yay! Good company! Go snail-pace squad! Woot woot :p


Olivia (vinjii) | 1085 comments Chapter 2 done. I really like how this flows.


Elizabeth (fantasynerd365) | 1129 comments I just finished chapter 12

(view spoiler)


Andorion (ruineleint) Finished

Oh boy. This is dark. A lot darker than I was anticipating. Buts its extremely good. Very well written, fantastic world building, good characters.


Diana Stormblessed (dashichka) | 3909 comments I finally started. I'm about 8% in and really liking it so far.


Emily Ann | 6 comments Chapter 23.
Part 1 and 2 were so good, but wow part 3 is already super dark and depressing. It’s still really good, but definitely not the light vacation read I had originally planned on for this week


Emilie | 6 comments I’m starting Part 3 now, I have even seen from the author herself that these are the REALLY dark chapters.


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