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Oct. 31st, 2017


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Thank you to everyone who attended our Halloween event on Saturday night, we had a wonderful time reading spooky stories to the children, painting faces and celebrating Halloween together! We look forward to hosting a Thanksgiving event in November for you all, so let me know if you have any suggestions you'd like me to consider for the event!

Unfortunately, due to the recent...unusual activity, Much Ado About Books will be closed for the next couple of days while we assess the situation and whether it is safe to work again, both for our staff and for our customers. I hope you can understand and I will do my best to answer any questions and fulfil customer orders without much delay.

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I was this article today and I was drawn to it, partly because I was curious about what they were going to say a polyamorous relationship needed and partly because I am in a polyamorous relationship. I never expected that I'd be in this sort of relationship, but for us it simply felt natural. No one had to talk anyone into it and as the article mentions, we have always had open communication and consent. Sometimes I feel that, were relationships like this accepted in the time our dreams take place, things may have turned out differently there.

Jul. 31st, 2017


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I've seen so many people on my social media saying that they enjoyed the Young Adult Literature Convention in London this past weekend. I'm incredibly jealous of all their new acquisitions. Anyway, now I'm wondering if I could host something similar here. On a smaller scale obviously. Would people be interested?

Jul. 25th, 2017


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I think I might look into self defence lessons, one of the girls I go to dog training with was attacked on her way home last week and she's decided on lessons since then.

Jul. 4th, 2017


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So people have fun plans right? I do, even though I'm British and really shouldn't be celebrating this with you ;P

But seriously Happy Independence Day to everybody. Hope you all have a good one!

Jun. 30th, 2017


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I can't believe we're half way through the year already! To celebrate, why don't you come on down to Much Ado About Books for a mid-year sale!

We're also looking at expanding and taking on some more staff! So if you're looking to get some experience over the summer why not come and have a chat with us!

Jun. 10th, 2017


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Who's up for a Pride Party next Saturday?

May. 13th, 2017


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I'm watching Eurovision and this year there are a lot of really great entries! There's the usual craziness but I think I'd be torn as to who I were to vote for this year. Anyone else watching?

May. 3rd, 2017


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So next saturday marks Free Comic Book Day at Much Ado About Books so come on down and see us to pick up your free copy! We'll be open from 8-5 so feel free to pop in!

Apr. 27th, 2017


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Part of me is going to miss all that wind and rain, it was just like being at home only with added northern lights. Mind you, the way this place is I'm sure we'll get some other crazy weather at some point.

Apr. 13th, 2017


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I forgive my sister everything! Even the joke duck shaped chocolate figure she sent me last Easter because this year she has fully redeemed herself. I don't even want to know how much this was to ship to me but it is glorious.

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Mar. 16th, 2017


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Some sects of our Magic Guild are looking a little sparse, since people have come and gone over the weeks and months. I thought I would put out another open call for recruitment. Potions are not my specialty, but I have been practicing more and more - however, we could use the help there and in most other areas.

Please let me know if you are interested. I'm Zatanna, by the way, in case we have not been formerly introduced.

Mar. 10th, 2017


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WOOHOO!!!

Now that is better Wales! Make me proud! :)

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Feb. 23rd, 2017


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Just a little heads up, next week Much Ado About Books will be celebrating World Book Day for the UK! We'll be promoting great UK literature in store at reduced prices! Does any one have any favourites they'd really like to see featured?

Interesting fact: World Book Day for the rest of the world is celebrated on the 23rd April! This is because the concept originated in 1923 in Spain to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on this day in 1616. However the UK celebrates St George's Day who is their patron saint. It also clashes with their school's Easter holidays and for these reasons it is now held on the first thursday of March.

Feb. 6th, 2017


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If you don't have anything special planned for Valentine's Day then don't despair. If you come along to Much Ado About Books you could find the perfect blind date waiting for you....

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Come along and see if you can find your perfect match!

Jan. 8th, 2017


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After taking the last semester off, while I adjusted to being a Silent Brother, I decided to go back this semester now that I've got a fairly good handle on it. The semester started on Wednesday and classes being Monday. I'll admit, oddly enough, I'm a little nervous about going back, which is strange since I've always liked school. I suppose, being able to read minds, I worry that I may become overwhelmed in large groups despite thinking that I have control over it. I know most of my worries are unfounded, but I suppose the dreams will do that to you. At least I'll have Will on campus if I have any problems.

Oct. 26th, 2016


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Baxter Bakery is now taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving pies! We're here to serve all your Thanksgiving bread and pie needs. Don't wait to reserve your pie! We might run out! ;) Come on in and have a dollar off your Sparkling Latte for anyone who reserves a pie.

Oct. 14th, 2016


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It's Winnie-the-Pooh's 90th Birthday today.

I remember my mum reading me the Winnie-the-Pooh stories when I was a kid and it's definitely among the must read list for my kids. I loved being read to and I think it's what encouraged my love of books.

Sep. 13th, 2016


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So today is the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth. To celebrate, why not come on down to Much Ado About Books? We have a sale on children's books for this very special occasion!

One of my favourite quotes: “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

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Well I've finally moved full time onto my beauty business and so far I've been super busy. Thank you to everybody who has come for treatments or who has recommended me to others. I honestly do appreciate it.

Aug. 24th, 2016


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Adjusting to being a Silent Brother has been interesting. I can now communicate telepathically and sometimes it happens without my meaning to. Tessa and Will are use to it, more or less, but I was at a coffee shop this morning and when the barista asked me for my order, I accidentally did it telepathically. Oddly, she didn't seem to realize I hadn't actually spoken.

My eyes changing back to brown has also taken some getting used to. When I look in the mirror I still expect them to be silver.

Aug. 23rd, 2016


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Greece is such a beautiful country. I've seen so many amazing things.

Dorian surprised me completely with this trip and I can honestly say it's been so very wonderful.

Jun. 1st, 2016


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Yes that's right it's National Barefoot Day today and it's also National Olive Day! Go mad people!

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May. 8th, 2016


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With it being free comic book day, come on down to Much Ado About Books and grab a copy! We've got a wide variety of titles for you to choose from!

May. 3rd, 2016


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So I have decided to begin offering my tarot reading services at local ‘alternative’ shops around the OC, I have left leaflets around if anybody is interested.

Apr. 11th, 2016


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It would seem that today is National Pet Day. I've seen multiple people posting pictures of their pets on Facebook, so I figured I might as well jump on the bandwagon, as they say. So with no further ado...

This is Church )

Apr. 1st, 2016


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This was not funny! Jem and Tessa expect retribution. Our bathroom is full of evil!

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Mar. 25th, 2016


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If there is one other person from my dreams who I wish was a real person, it's Catarina Loss. She has a knack for calling me out on my bullshit; especially when it came to Alec. We went out for drinks after Alec and the others left for Idris and we talked about how I felt like the world would have to learn to live without Shadowhunters soon because of Sebastian and she warned me not to do anything stupid, cause I didn't make the same mistakes twice, I just made worse ones. Then she convinced me to retake her position as Council Representative for the Children of Lilith so that I could go to Idris to see Alec and try to work things out with him.

Perhaps someday Catarina will show up. For now, I can only think that me going to Idris won't be as easy as it sounds.

Mar. 3rd, 2016


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I woke up to find the throwing knives from my dreams on my bedside table. I know what I'll be doing after classes today :)

Mar. 2nd, 2016


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Hurray for World Book Day!

Why not come down to Much Ado About Books to celebrate World Book Day tomorrow? We'll have readings of some classics for kids and adults alike and there will be a buy one get one free sale on everything in the shop!

I know it's been a hard few months with all the trials and tribulations the OC has to throw at us, but come and take your mind off things at Much Ado About Books. We'll be open from 9am to 7pm tomorrow.

From 5pm, there will also be a costume competition for the kids to dress up as their favourite character from their favourite books, with prizes for the best dressed! There may also be an adult competition, but that depends on how many of you come in costume (although I draw the line at anything above a PG rating, so no Fifty Shades of Gray please!)

Feb. 3rd, 2016


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So I learnt today that if a battery bounces when you drop it on a table it means it's dead. I'm not sure how I didn't know this before, it seems like one of those things you should know in life. Kind of like the egg floaty test.

Anybody got any other pearls of wisdom?

Jan. 29th, 2016


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Pride and Prejudice was first published on January 28th 1813 so it's been over two hundred years of enjoyment that book has brought.

I have to admit I am kind of looking forward to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies being released at the cinema, I'm not sure if that makes me a heathen or not?

Jan. 12th, 2016


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Well the end of my dreams is bittersweet, we are free but I lost one new friend and another left us by choice. I wish things could have been different.

But at least in real life I have my friends and family.

Jan. 4th, 2016


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Well it seems as though my Christmas wish really did come true, a studio is interested in making my books into a television series! I meet with them next week to discuss it and I'm quite excited about it.

What a lovely way to start the New Year.

Dec. 17th, 2015


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Today is a very very good day!

[Private to Jem and Tessa]

Umm so ducks are now extinct and it might inadvertently be my fault...

Nov. 22nd, 2015


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While Friday is Black Friday, don't forget about Small Business Saturday and if you're a reader or know someone who enjoys reading, go to Tessa Gray's shop, Much Ado About Books. There is quite the selection of old, first edition and antique books.

Nov. 3rd, 2015


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So I believe it would be remiss of me if I didn't introduce myself or re-introduce myself as it were as I've moved back to the area recently. And as I know from experience this is the best way of reaching people in this county.

My name is Luisa Rey and I'm a mystery writer. My boyfriend and myself have just moved back to the area after a year away and we're looking forward to getting to know new faces as well as catching up with old friends.

Oct. 25th, 2015


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So Halloween is next week and I'd like to invite you all to a Halloween party down at Much Ado About Books!

There will be something for everyone! Face-painting and story-time for the kids and a professional pumpkin carver to teach the adults just in time for you to scare your neighbours for Halloween! There will also be apple bobbing, costume competitions and most importantly: a sale on in store!

So come on down, make new friends and enjoy yourselves! We'll be celebrating all weekend! I look forward to seeing you there!

Sep. 18th, 2015


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Well, I've been here for a few months now, and I've already been told that I work too much, and I need to get out there and meet new people.

Anyway, I'm Daisy Johnson. I'm twenty-six, from Chicago, work for Future Industries, and I love computers, hot wings, and beer. Also, terrible movies.

Sep. 8th, 2015


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I know this may sound odd, but odd seems to be what happens in this place. Does anyone have any experience with...shapeshifting?

Sep. 6th, 2015


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So it's National Read A Book Day - I hope you all have something good to read.

If not you should come see us at Much Ado About Books - we can help you find something great.

Aug. 27th, 2015


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We're having a survey at the library through the end of August, and I thought I would bring it here to broaden the group a bit.

Which do you find more convenient for your lifestyle:
  • Books
  • E-readers
  • Audiobooks

    In an ideal world (where time and money were not a factor), which do you prefer the most:
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  • E-readers
  • Audiobooks

    Personally, I've been sold on e-readers since they came on the market, but then again, I've always been a fan of gadgets.
  • Aug. 9th, 2015


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    I've never been one to own much jewellery, but someone sent me a link to this Etsy shop and the designs really call to me. I may end up spending a small fortune!

    Jul. 14th, 2015


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    So today sees the release of Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman. I'm so excited! I can't wait to get it home and curl up on the sofa with it!

    I hope you'll brave the weather outside to come and pick up your copy! My store-room is brimming with pre-orders and stock, so come on down to Much Ado About Books and grab your copy today!

    Jul. 7th, 2015


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    Hello ValarNet!

    Just a notice to let you all know that Gray's Books is changing it's name!! And to celebrate we're holding a special event on saturday night! Come along to find out what our new name is!

    There will be a complimentary glass of champagne, some nibbles and a selection of books on sale.

    I hope to see you all on saturday night. The event starts from 7pm until 10pm.

    Jun. 2nd, 2015


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    Thomas Hardy was born 175 years ago today I feel I should read something of his to commemorate this.

    The question is what? Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure? Any votes?

    May. 1st, 2015


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    For all of you comic book geeks, why not come on down and check out free comic book day? Available at Gray's books for tomorrow only! Limited supply, so don't hang about!
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    Apr. 23rd, 2015


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    Does anyone else's cat appear to believe that they're going to starve simply because they don't have wet food? Church always has a bowl of dry food down and I give him half a can of wet food every morning. This morning, he cried outside mine and Will's door until I finally got up, only to find out that he still had almost a completely full bowl of dry food.

    Things like this simply prove that cats are smart creatures, because if they weren't then they wouldn't be able to get used to a routine like this.

    Mar. 5th, 2015


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    Come one, come all!

    Celebrate World Book Day at Gray's Books!

    Enjoy a fun-filled evening for the family! Book discussions for the adults as well as refreshments kindly provided by Baxter's Bakery, so if you love your Sparkling Lattes like I do, come on down!

    And it's an exciting evening for the children, with Fairy Godmother Glinda popping in to read some of her favourite tales to you all!

    Open all day until 9pm

    But that's not all! Celebrate the day with 10% off all book purchases!

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Feb. 22nd, 2015


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    I think I need a red panda. No, scratch that, I know I need a red panda! It's adorable! James? William? Pretty please?