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Crocodile on the Sandbank
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' most brilliant and best-loved creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude! In this first adventure, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress - Evelyn Barton-Forbes - and the two become friends. The two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies and the redoubtable Radcliffe Emerson, an outspoken archaeologist, who doesn't need women to help him solve mysteries -- at least that's what he thinks!
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Ruthiella
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Thanks for the tag @EadieB ☺️

#LittensWantToKnow

I would love to see the Amelia Peabody series done right in a TV adaptation. My biggest concern about book to screen is, however, that they won‘t be faithful enough to the original material.

EadieB You're welcome! I agree! Books are always better than the movie! 3mo
Kimzey Does Elly Griffiths‘ Ruth Galloway series have a TV show? That‘s one I‘d enjoy. 3mo
Ruthiella @EadieB Sometimes the adaptation is perfect, but it seems pretty rare! 3mo
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Ruthiella @Kimzey I don‘t think so. I‘ve never read that series. I should give it a go! 3mo
Kimzey @Ruthiella Yes, dig in! I just finished the series and am pining for more. The next one won‘t be released until next April. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎥📚 3mo
CarolynM Who would they cast? I can imagine finding a suitable Amelia, and even Emerson, but I can‘t imagine anyone getting Ramses right! 3mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM Casting would be tough! My perfect Emerson might not be yours. He‘s too old now, but Richard Armitage would have made a good Emerson, IMO. 3mo
Hanna-B A little life 2mo
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rockpools
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The time has come for indomitable Victorian Amelia Peabody to see the world, armed with her parasol, and rescuing a young woman along the way. There‘s mystery, there‘s Egyptology, there‘s romance (Peabody might deny this), there‘s a walking mummy and there are some cracking lines!

Great fun, though a little dated in parts. Glad I got to this eventually.

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rockpools
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Rainy train reading earlier.

I *know* book series should be read in order but I just don‘t (sorry Trish). Outcome being: I am LOVING going back to the start and hearing how Emerson and Amelia got together.

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bookandbedandtea
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I've coveted these versions of the Amelia Peabody books for a long time and finally decided to get them. 😊 It's a bummer that not all the books in the series have been updated though.
Also shown- a petrified rock my dad found in a gravel quarry when I was 7. He gave it to me and it's been on one of my bookcases after another ever since. 💜

Bookishlie Oooooh I‘ve been meaning to read these… 3mo
Ruthiella Lovely collection! 😍 I really like this series and am a little over half way through it. 3mo
CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ I love Elizabeth Peters. 3mo
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bookandbedandtea @Bookishlie I hope you enjoy them when you get them. 😊 3mo
bookandbedandtea @Ruthiella I'm glad you're enjoying them. The whole family is a hoot IMO. 😁 3mo
bookandbedandtea @CarolynM Me too! I've realized it's been a while since I've done more than simply remember this series fondly. I should start reading them again! 😃 3mo
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rockpools
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I do love Amelia Peabody. She‘s so very very… herself!🐊

And I‘m over the moon to discover I never actually read the first in the series! (Yes, I read series in random order 🫣 - I was actually planning to re-read from the start, but that might be tricky!)

😁

TrishB 😂😂 I‘ve only just got over this weeks random reading and we have another one! 3mo
rockpools @TrishB I‘m trying to reform myself, starting again at the beginning… Or something. 3mo
Ruthiella These books are fun. I‘m reading them in order, however! 3mo
TrishB 😂😂 3mo
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Jaimelire
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Light, entertaining. My favourite part was the setting…Egypt, the Nile, excavation sites. The story itself was ok, but not anything spectacular.

writerlibrarian What I love about this series are the real life egyptologists She put into her stories Petrie, Carter, etc. I found Petrie's dig journals online. fascinating. 4mo
Jaimelire @writerlibrarian its all so fascinating. I really wish I could have lived back then and been rich enough to visit places like this before it all got insanely touristy (edited) 4mo
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SayersLover
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Oooh! Someone donated a ton of Elizabeth Peters books to the library! I decided to support my library by buying them all! Getting 17 out of 20 is not bad. The way things are going I can‘t always rely on libraries to keep older series like these. Better safe than sorry right! 😅
#bookhaul

quietjenn Nice!!! 6mo
CarolynM 💖💖💖 6mo
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A lot has been going on so it's time for a comfort reread.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I quite enjoyed this travel, excavation, mystery, mummy book. It reminded me of The Mummy, the Brendan Fraser version, in all the best ways. Adventure, Egyptology, a mummy mystery (although more earthly than supernatural), and a great spunky, snarky, doesn‘t put with anything, intelligent heroine trading barbs with a much more blunt & gruff excavator. It is definitely a bit dated in parts, but it fit with the time period of the story.

jewright I‘m reading this series too. It‘s fun! 9mo
Ruthiella I love this series. It is a little dated but the author moves forward in the books published later. I just finished the 10th book that came out in 1998. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jewright Yes, and sometime you just need fun! 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Ruthiella I believe there are about 20 books in this series now, but if it stays on this track…I could see myself working through them all. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Ruthiella And in this one the dated didn‘t bother me really, because it was also set in the past too, so it fit the time of the story. 9mo
EvieBee It reminded me to the same movie! I should probably pick up the next one soon. 9mo
CarolynM I love Elizabeth Peters. You have so much fun reading ahead of you. 9mo
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Blueberry
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30 Elizabeth Peters
29 Janet Evanovich
28 Lilian Jackson Braun (used to commute with her on audio)

In front of large picture window at library

No

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs
@NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie Is there a way to see those numbers on Goodreads? I found how to sort by author but I'll still have to go through all the pages to count them 🤔 9mo
Blueberry There used to be. I used it a lot but it's been gone awhile. 9mo
sarahbellum I loooved The Cat Who series 😸 9mo
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Blueberry @sarahbellum the narrator on audio was great. 9mo
Suzze I read every Cat Who, even near the end when they became repetitive. 9mo
Eggs Impressive reading!! Thanks for playing 👏🏻🙌🏻 9mo
myellenbee We have very similar reading tastes, although my online reading lists are far from complete. Have you read Elizabeth Peters writing as Barbara Michales? 9mo
Blueberry No I haven't. Similar genres? Under which name do you like best? 9mo
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Blueberry
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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The first book in some of my favorite series.

#FirstLove #ItHadToBeYou
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

sherrisilvera Lonesome Dove is a top fave!! 10mo
Eggs Unique interpretation of the prompt!!! 10mo
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DivineDiana
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It‘s 1884, and the wealthy thirty-two year old spinster, Amelia Peabody, inspired by her late father‘s work, decides to travel to Egypt. Traveling with her is her companion Evelyn. Foul play ensues, as a Mummy frightens the traveling party and absconds with Evelyn. Who or what is this Mummy, and what does it want with Evelyn? Light hearted, amusing with a strong and brave heroine. I enjoyed it! #FoodandLit #Egypt #readingafrica2022

Librarybelle I really need to read this! I‘ve heard so many good things about the series. @BarbaraBB - another great addition to the Egypt list! 11mo
BarbaraBB 👍🏽 11mo
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corireadslife
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Mehso-so

Rating: 3 🌟
Book: 2 of 2022

January #FoodandLit book is done! Now time to go figure out what to eat 😍

Catsandbooks 🇪🇬🙌🏼✨ 11mo
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DivineDiana
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Texreader Awesome!! I have some of her books but haven‘t read any yet. Have you or is this the first? 11mo
DivineDiana @texreader This is the first! And the first in the series. 11mo
Texreader @DivineDiana oooh I can‘t wait then to hear how you like it 11mo
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LeslieO I loved this series on audio. Barbara Rosenblatt is sooo good. 11mo
Purpleness Love this series! Hope you enjoy them, too 11mo
CarolynM 11mo
bookandbedandtea One of my favorite series! I second the note about Barbara Rosenblatt's narration. She was perfect! @LeslieO 11mo
DivineDiana @LeslieO @Purpleness @CarolynM @bookandbedandtea Thank you all for your kind comments! Agree that Barbara Rosenblatt‘s narration is superb! Would have never discovered this fun read without my Litsy family! ❤️ 11mo
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corireadslife
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January #FoodandLit book is Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters!! 📖

Texreader Awesome!! 11mo
CarolynM 11mo
Catsandbooks Fantastic! 11mo
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Freespirit
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I really enjoyed this mystery novel.. the first in a long series…so lots of reading pleasure ahead!!
The protagonist Amelia Peabody is marvellous…..spirited and self assured👏🏼👏🏼
#egypt #archeology #mysterynovel

CarolynM 12mo
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Freespirit
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I have had a run of fabulous books..by such brilliant authors as Willa Cather , Pat Barker and Graham Swift💕
I‘m thinking after 2 chapters that this will be a winner too. I love a book that grabs me right from the start!!
This is the first in a series of murder mystery books so lots of reading pleasure ahead😊
#murdermystery #fiction #egypt #wetdayreading

CarolynM I adore Elizabeth Peters, she is such a witty writer. You are in for a treat! This is a fantastic series with wonderful characters. And while I love Amelia and co I am in love the "hero" in the Vicky Bliss series. I'm a bit envious of you having it all of EP's books ahead of you. 12mo
Readerann I love this series, too! 12mo
TrishB Looks great- will have to have a look. 12mo
Ruthiella This series is a lot of fun! 12mo
Freespirit I am already looking ahead and ordering books in the series @CarolynM 😊 Sounds like there is a lot of love for these books @TrishB @Readerann @Ruthiella 💕 12mo
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MissHel
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Bailedbailed

Oof, that was way too much colonialism for my taste. I managed an hour of the audiobook and couldn‘t take any more.

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abookdragonsretreat
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Overall loved this book! It was written in 1975 so views are a bit outdated. Loved the MC Amelia Peabody, she's independent, smart and snarky. Loved the friendship formed and enjoyed watching it develop. Loved the adventure and mystery, perfect for fans of The Mummy. Ending was all wrapped up well and HEA but I might continue the series anyway but could be read as a standalone.

LeslieO I love this series. ❤️❤️I listened to them all on tape (literally, cassette tapes) because I loved the narrator, Barbara Rosenthal. She does a great Emerson! I just read another book about Egypt and tombs (The Visitors) and I kept thinking about Amelia, half expected her to show up! 1y
Ruthiella @LeslieO I agree about Barbara Rosenblat. She‘s amazing. Due to library availability issues, I‘ve had to listen to a couple of the books narrated by Susan O‘Mally, who‘s fine, but not as fantastic as B.R. (edited) 1y
CarolynM I love, love, love Elizabeth Peters❤️❤️❤️ 1y
bookandbedandtea @Ruthiella @LeslieO This is one of my favorite series ever and I so agree about Barbara Rosenblat's narration! 1y
LeslieO @Ruthiella @bookandbedandtea Oops! Had her name wrong, but you guys got it. I also listened to the Mrs Pollifax series because she narrated it. (edited) 1y
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abookdragonsretreat
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters

"I believe you would square off at Satan if he came around and inconvenienced you!"

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kdos
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So love the Elizabeth Peabody series!

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bookandbedandtea
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Amelia Peabody! (And dust 😳)
#ShelfieCorner @Kenyazero

Ruthiella I love the Amelia Peabody series! So fun! 😃 2y
bookandbedandtea @Ruthiella That series is one of my "desert island" choices.? Love me some Amelia and Emerson. ? 2y
CarolynM ❤️ 2y
Kenyazero Thanks for playing! Looks like a fun corner! 2y
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jenniferw88
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Mehso-so

Free space #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

3.75 🌟. I enjoyed it but not sure whether I'll continue the series.

TheAromaofBooks I thought this series got better as it went so it may be worth picking up the second book. 2y
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Deifio
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This used book came today! And the bunnies had fun in the snow
#petsoflitsy #bunniesoflitsy

Pageturner1 so pretty. ❤️🐇 2y
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 2y
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Suelizbeth
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Mehso-so

I would like to give this book 5 stars, but I am uncomfortable with the racism. One could say, well that‘s the way it was in the 19th century, and I know this was written in the 70s, but, still. That being said, the mystery was good and I did not guess the ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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humouress
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters

So I directed Walter to pick out a nice tomb for us.
He was staring at me in the most peculiar fashion...
‘There is a nice tomb close by, I trust,‘ I repeated...‘I want the place all swept out and tidy by the time our luggage arrives. Where are your workmen? Some of them can take care of that matter.‘
‘Nice tomb,‘ Walter repeated stupidly. ‘Yes. Yes, Miss Peabody, there are several other tombs nearby. I don‘t know whether you would call them nice‘

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humouress
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters

‘He has almost the Gallic temperament,‘ said Maspero admiringly. ‘One observes the magnificence of his rages with respect.‘

Maspero, a Frenchman, commenting on Emerson, an Englishman.

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humouress
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters

Got hit by a book bullet for this one & thought I‘d try something out of my comfort zone (fantasy). Am about halfway through & am enjoying it especially after 2 so-so reads from the Rokesby series. I like the occasional unexpected flashes of amusement; not finding them forced. I like the female protagonists - ahead of their time but not out of their time. Interesting description of Egypt & archeology in which I have no expertise. 4-4.5* currently

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Amelia Peabody.
Love her!
#funfriYAY
@HappilyEverKrafter

HappilyEverKrafter I don‘t know her, but I‘ll have to meet her! Thanks for the suggestion! 😊 2y
SheReadsAndWrites The entire series is my all-time favorite. My wiener dog is named Ramses after her son in the books. 😊 2y
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CarolynM
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#20series20days Amelia Peabody

No list of my favourite series would be complete without this series of adventure/romances about archeologists in Egypt and surrounding areas in the 1890's through to the 1920's. Fabulous characters and wonderfully witty writing make them very appealing to reread. There are 7 books missing from my shelf - I have a friend who helps herself to them whenever she visits.

Ruthiella Great collection! 😀 2y
Freespirit Wow!
2y
Cathythoughts They look lovely ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Yes! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Andrew65 A popular choice. 2y
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BookBelle84
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Day 7 #top20series #20series20days

My absolute favourite detective. These books are a complete comfort read for me and the audiobooks are amazing too. I love Amelia and her family and all their Egyptian adventures.

rubyslippersreads I‘ve read the first one, but need to get back to this series. 2y
TrishB Not tried these. 2y
bookandbedandtea I absolutely love Amelia (and Emerson and Ramses) so these will be in my top 20 as well. Your editions are beautiful, though, while mine are super old and falling apart! 2y
TheAromaofBooks You're the second person I've seen post these editions this week. I am in LOVE with these covers! 2y
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#20Series20Days Day 5

My #Top20Series list would not be complete without Amelia Peabody. Love the characters—Amelia & Emerson are THE BEST—the setting, & the mysteries. Barbara Mertz, writing as Peters, had a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago & her knowledge is readily apparent throughout the series which makes it even better. Love spending time with these characters & this is a series I‘ve read more than once.
@Andrew65

bookandbedandtea LOVE this series! It will be showing up in my Top 20 as well! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I love this series, too!! At the time that I was reading it, I happened to pick up a nonfiction book about pre-WWI Egypt and honestly kind of expected the Emersons to appear!! The setting in this series is just stellar. 2y
Andrew65 This one has made a number of lists. 2y
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Ruthiella
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#20Series20Days DAY THREE

I‘m only six books into this series of 20 featuring Victorian blue stocking Amelia Peabody and her parasol.😅 Part romance, part cozy mystery, these books are pure brain candy for me. I also highly recommend the audio books read by Barbara Rosenblatt. Books read by Susan O‘Malley are fine, but she can‘t hold a candle to Rosenblatt IMO.

Andrew65 A popular choice. 2y
Ruthiella @Andrew65 I know, right? 😀 2y
bookandbedandtea @Ruthiella This series is on my list too. I love the Emersons! I suspect that over 20 days there are going to be quite a few duplicates. 🙃 @Andrew65 2y
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Ruthiella @bookandbedandtea I like seeing the overlap! This 20 day exercise is part discovery and part confirmation bias! 😅 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve read several and loved them. ❤️ 2y
bookandbedandtea @Ruthiella That's an excellent way of looking at it! 2y
CarolynM You have some of the best books in this series still to come! I envy you reading them for the first time. 2y
Ruthiella @CarolynM As someone said on Goodreads, I am waiting for the book where Amelia lets Ramses finish a sentence! 😂 2y
Ruthiella @LeahBergen They are fun books. Especially when I want something reliable! 😀 2y
batsy I love these books! Perfect comfort reads 💖 2y
Ruthiella @batsy Totally. You know exactly what you are going to get. 😀 2y
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Blueberry
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Andrew65 Another classic series, although I‘ve only read the first two so far. 2y
BookBelle84 This series is definitely on my list too! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I LOVE this series!!! 2y
CarolynM This series will definitely feature in my top 20 too. It will be interesting to see how many others choose it. 2y
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BookBelle84
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Look what by boyfriend got me! I now have the whole series.

TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, I LOVE those editions!!! Who published them? 2y
BookBelle84 @TheAromaofBooks they are the UK edition by robinson. He had to get them through book depository because they are not available in Canada. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! That is excellent information. I also frequently purchase UK editions through Book Depository - they are also better at actually sending you the edition pictured than some other sites are, which I appreciate, because sometimes it matters!!! 2y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Pickpick

This is by far my favorite book series ever. I am LOVING re-reading it. 🤓❤️

catebutler I love this series, I really need to get back to it ASAP!! 3y
BookishMe @catebutler yup... Missing Peabody and Emerson! 3y
CarolynM I love all Elizabeth Peters books❤️ I'm due for a reread of some favourites soon. (edited) 3y
BookBelle84 This is a great world to get lost in lately when I've been stressed. 3y
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Jen_Reads
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I bought this mystery years ago when I was still working at Barnes & Noble. It‘s been sitting in the back of my brain for a few days so I am wondering if this is what I need to read to get out of this month long slump I have been in. I‘m not normally a mystery reader, but I may as well give it a shot since nothing else is holding my attention at the time.

mabell This is SO GOOD! 3y
Literary_Siren This has been waiting for me to read too. It sounds like a really good series! I‘m just waiting to be in the right frame of mind to read them. 3y
Blueberry 👍🏻 3y
TheAromaofBooks Oh I actually love this series so much! 3y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Decided to re-read my favorite book series. It's a good decision. I'm getting lost on it and so happy... 😎🌴📚 #bookseries #reading

Maria514626 It sounds great! Just put it on my list. 3y
Maria514626 I wonder if the MC is based at all on Gertrude Bell? She was a amazing woman! 3y
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KimHM
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When things are weird and scary and uncertain, I turn to old favorites 💜📚💚📚💜📚💚📚💜📚💚📚

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Blueberry
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Each next book in these series is like returning to #oldfriends.

#FebruaryFavs @Eggs

TheAromaofBooks I really want to reread the Amelia Peabody books! I loved them so much when I read them the first time. 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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1. Snowed Friday & Saturday - melting today! I love snow so I am sad to see it go.
2. Love to read books that are opposite the season, so in the winter I like to read hot books, like the tagged series set in Egypt! Love sweaters & hot chocolate & also having a space heater blowing on my feet while I'm on the computer!!
3. Thank you so much for the tags @veritysalter @emilymdxn @ljuliel - love to you three & all the other lovely Littens out there!

Meaw_catlady That‘s so brilliant reading the opposite! I could use a good book about a hot sandy beach. Maybe I just need a vacation ! Sending blessings to you! 🌝🖤 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Meaw_catlady - I especially like to read cold, wintry books in the summer! 😆 A vacation does sound good, though! 3y
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Bookmarkie
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I am not a fan of audiobooks with one narrator. Especially, woman-reads-man-voice. Worse yet, British woman-reads-man-voice. Plz tell me I am not the only one who lets this distract them from an otherwise decent story.

BookingitwithSandra It distracts me too. Although I do appreciate a British man doing woman‘s voices especially in the HP books. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3y
Maria514626 I don‘t mind one reader but please, don‘t do voices. Just read. (I don‘t need accents either 🤦‍♀️.) Men doing children‘s voices—especially girls—nooooo! (edited) 3y
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bookandbedandtea
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1- The Island Of Sea Women, Prisoners Of Geography, With The Fire On High
2- The Crocodile On The Sandbank (tagged) and several other Amelia Peabody novels
3- I'm totally not a beach person but I suspect Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman would be good beach reading.

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B.Reader
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Love this #wanderingjune prompt. My love of Egypt started early and stayed late, but my one true love in all fiction is Amelia Peabody. #WalkLikeAnEgyptian #genrelove #favorite

LeahBergen I‘ve read all of these. 😆😆 3y
B.Reader @LeahBurgen Me too! They are so fun 3y
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RachelS89
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Crocodile On the Sandbank is a parody of Victorian adventure novels. The mystery element was more in the tradition of Scooby-Doo than Agatha Christie. The most enjoyable part of the novel was the constant bickering between Amelia and Emerson, the cantankerous archaeologist.
Peters managed to balance the views of her characters well; they are not unrealistically modern, but they are also not so old-fashioned that they are offensive.

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Ellebeekay
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Elizabeth Peters
Diana Gabaldon
Sara Donati
Deanna Raybourn
Susanna Kearsley

💜💜💜

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thea-block
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I‘ve been wanting to read this first book of the Amelia Peabody series for a very long time, and I‘m so glad I did! Amelia is clever, stubborn, and ahead of her time, and her voice through Peters is so often tongue and cheek. This book was well-constructed, well-paced, and well-themed, though it was still a lighter read. Looking forward to this series!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi I read several books of this series years ago, thoroughly enjoyed! 4y
thea-block Thanks for the rec, @Crazeedi - I‘m really looking forward to a fun new series! 4y
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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I especially liked the narrator. She was the perfect Amelia. I actually found the beginning of the end, the climax of the story as it were, to be expected and a bit boring. But overall, I enjoyed it.

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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Has anyone read any of the other Peabody books? This is a pretty fun little read. I'm very glad I found it on audio. I look forward to the other in print now. And... I always love when the title is part of the book.