Giada Ilaria (@books_of_jade)

"Sometimes the dustiest cover hides the best book. Sometimes the best cup is chipped"
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Catch up post!
Day 16
#WRLetitsnow warm beverage. Tea is the seasonal choice, and #ChipMug is the best 😻 (though I'm still waiting for one that makes actual bubbles: merchandisers listen to me!) #DecBooksTazmyn Tbr standalones. Wicked! It's been on my Tbr for a year now. It's a standalone right?🤔 Day 15 was red books ❤️

#watermelanerdsdecember scarf. Although that was Day 15, I just realized I made a mess. Of course😣

#RFABHarryXmas17 worst Death. Honestly, I'm still getting over all of them above 😢 can't really pick one. Day 17: Favorite spell ➡️ Accio, I am that lazy😅

#frenchiefantasydecember Favourite Female Author : v. E. Schwab is definitely in my Top 3. Day 17: STILL haven't read ➡️ Wicked! 🎧 Currently listening: A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, Walk Off The Earth
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#bookstagram #chip #beautyandthebeast #wizzis #harrypotter #goodoldJK #jkrowling #fairylights #libri #leggere #veschwab #ADarkerShadeOfMagic #AConjuringOfLight #bibliofili #potterhead #esselunga #dobby #wicked #GregoryMaguire #sometimesthebestcupischipped #skylinefilter

Books_Are_Superior (@books_are_superior)

The sequel to one of my favorite books of all time! This one isn't as good as the first, in my honest opinion. But, it's still definitely worth a read. It's good a great story and atmosphere for days. It almost comes off as a horror novel at times and the settings are fun to imagine. I highly recommend this book.
#gregorymaguire #wicked #sonofawitch #bookblog #booksaresuperior

Jeana 📚☕️🌸 (@hotcocoareads)

“Is it only in childhood that we are capable of taking in the whole world?” —Gregory Maguire, Hiddensee
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I’m currently reading The Nutcracker with my daughter before bed each night and since Hiddensee revolves around the same Nutcracker story, I started it at the same time. But I read through this so fast—faster than I’ve read a book in a long while—because the writing flows so well and it was so fun to read. I’ve seen mixed reviews about Hiddensee, but I loved it! Maguire filled the blanks of The Nutcracker story beautifully with his own story, then works it into the stories we know—from the book and the ballet! Perfect December reading. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Thank you so much to @williammorrowbooks for sending me this amazing book! And thanks again to @happysocks for these adorable pretzel socks 🥨—I love a good Bavarian pretzel and wearing them while reading this book that takes places there (and snacking on a couple pretzels) was perfection! ~
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#hotcocoareads #gregorymaguire #hiddensee #williammorrow #alwaysreading #happysocks #socksunday #happysocksunday #booksandsocks #bookoftheday #bookchristmastree #bookandfood #happinesseverywhere #bookstack #stackofbooks #bookspines #christmasbooks #ilovebooks #readingislife #bookreview #bookreviews #bookpiles #booksbooksandmorebooks #jinglebookrock #bookishholiday17 #readgushdec17 #lilbookishcheer #joandjenschristmasplaylist #decinbooks17 #holidayread

Ashley (@anodyesseyinbooks)

"The chips flew. The trunk of the tree groaned. A mouth opened wider and wider, eating the blade each time the blade rode home. The living wood was pale, evenly ghostly white, the color of the skin of Schneewittchen, the girl who ran away to live with the seven little men, as the old woman had told it."--Gregory Maguire, Hiddensee
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Day 16 of #jinglebookrock is dressed in holiday style 🎶 I don't have holiday sweaters so I threw on my hubby's university ugly sweater 😌
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Thought I'd combine a few tags here while I am at it. Lovely Reneé aka @bookishblissandbeauty tagged me for #currentlyreading and #currentlyreadingselfie and I couldn't resist trying a nutcracker #bookface. I am 30 pages into this prequel of sorts that imagines how the nutcracker came to be. So far I am enjoying Maguire's imagery! Have you read Hiddensee? .
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Have an awesome Saturday!
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#bookstagram #hiddensee #gregorymaguire #fairytaleretelling #thenutcracker #etahoffmann #germanfolktales #holiday #tistheseason #booknerd #bookworm #bookgeek #bookphotography #instabooks #igreads #reading @williammorrowbooks

HarperCollins Canada (@harpercollinsca)

What’s better during than a magical story during the holidays? #Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire is a timeless holiday legend that intertwines the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of a mysterious toy maker who carves him.

#igbooks #bookstagram #gregorymaguire #weekendgoals #perfectweekend #weekendsareforreading

Sarah Stevenson (@sarahs.booknook)

It's the first weekend in a while that we have nothing going on, so I'm hoping to finish reading this and wrap presents.
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#nowreading #bookstagram #books #book #bookish #librarybook #bookworm #booklover #bibliophile #booknerd #hiddensee #gregorymaguire

(@liirfromparis)

Hemingway said there is no friend as loyal as a book. To me there is no better author than Gregory Maguire. The post brought me that new spellbinding masterpiece. This man is an amazing wizard with words and blessed with one of the biggest heart I’ve ever known. I got my christmas bedtime companion❤️#gregorymaguire #hiddensee #novel #book #magicinwords #loyalfriend #spellbinding #wicked #author #❤️ #me #christmasbeforechristmas #surprisedelivery #tear #emotions #blessed #excitment #nutcracker

bibliofeed (@bibliofeed)

I’m starting off with Gregory Maguire’s Hiddensee because it’s my current read and it says a lot about my current Instagram feed right now. I love Christmas. It’s one of my favorite holidays (Halloween is another favorite).
The Nutcracker is my favorite Christmas story. Each year I try to watch a ballet show from the Ovation channel. Last year I read The Nutcracker by ETA Hoffmann and loved it. It is darker than the ballet shows but it still has the magic and hope that the story I thought it was about. So now I’m starting Hiddensee for this Christmas.
I’m not a fast reader so this will probably be a January read to but I don’t mind as it’s a retelling of my favorite Christmas story, The Nutcracker.

The Book Club Cookbook (@thebookclubcookbook)

@wicked_musical fan? You'll love today's #BookClubDaily: HIDDENSEE: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire, author of the beloved New York Times bestseller WICKED.
Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker who carves him. HIDDENSEE is the magical story of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and a legend remade. "Maguire’s characteristic tone is dark and enchanting in his newest fairy tale revision... a powerful story of hope and redemption sure to delight his fans.” — Booklist (starred review)

Paired with: Beautifully risen rustic bread inspired by the old woman whose bread refused to rise, and "curls of butter" served to Dirk

Enter our HIDDENSEE giveaway from @williammorrowbooks: comment below or bit.ly/BCCBBookGiveaway

Bread by @bettyriaz
#Hiddensee #Christmas #Nutcracker #Wicked #GregoryMaguire #bread #rusticbread #butter #FairyTales #folktales #legend #mythology #fiction #newfiction #newbook #holidaygift#reading #bookstagram #nutcracterballet #holidaytheme #dorsselmeier #bookclub #bookclubbook#books #bookish #bookstagram #booksandfood #book #giveaway

Trudi (@trudiblume333)

Just having a little fun with the Facebook filter..🎅🏻 Merry Christmas 🎄 you fabulous authors!!! #christinefeehan #christinefeehanbooks@authorcfeehan #bertricesmall #gregorymaguire #ljsmith #christopherpike #christopherpikebooks

Stona Fitch (@stonafitch)

Colm Toibin annoints Gregory Maguire while suspicious 70s bartender looks on. #writersofinstagram #gregorymaguire #colmtoibin #isabellasteeartgardnermuseum

ssong_ra (@iamareeu)

#북스타그램
#위키드 #엘파바와글린다
#wicked #gregorymaguire
#일년계획은 #못지켰지만
#내년엔꼭지키겠다

위키드 이렇게 어려운 내용일줄이야
끝까지 다 읽는게 목표!!!
6권인거 같았는데... 재미지니까 다 읽을수있을것이야

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Aaron M. Huertas (@aaronmichael328)

My second Wonderland read this year and I LOVED LOVED this one. I finished it last night. I laughed and laughed. Can't really call it a sequel or a retell. It's like the missing thread sewed into the classic story. Gregory Maguire did it again with this one. #gregorymaguire #gregorymaguireafteralice #afteralice
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