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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Reading progress update: I've read 178 out of 358 pages.

Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo, Leigh Bardugo

This is a re-read. I read the series as they were released, but, as is often the case, while I enjoyed the three books, I didn't necessarily feel like I completely absorbed the books. When there is a year between each book, I am bound to lose something in the extended distance between each reading experience.


So, I thought I'd reread them for fun. It typically takes me about two-thirds the amount of time to do a reread than a first read, and I also typically get a lot more out of the reread. I can see the seeds of the later plot arcs, and know better which threads become a significant part of the warp and woof of the story, versus just being tied off and forgotten.


This isn't a particularly important quote, but what a lovely description:


"I followed her across a corridor to another set of enormous double doors. This pair had been carved to look like the cover of an old book, and when Genya pulled them open, I gasped. The library was two stories high, its walls lined from floor to ceiling with books. A balcony ran around the second story, and its dome was made entirely of glass so that the whole room glowed with morning light. A few reading chairs and small tables were set by the walls. At the room’s center, directly beneath the sparkling glass dome, was a round table ringed by a circular bench."


I'd like to see this library!