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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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kspenmoll
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#audiobook #blameitonlitsy #desert #storytelling
A suffragist & scholar of Egyptology,Amelia Peabody is the epitome of the 1920s modern woman.Armed with her journal,umbrella(a handy weapon),& new friend Evelyn, she travels down the Nile to the architectural site of the Emerson brothers.What follows is a wild caper filled with “accidents,” unknown enemies,man-made and environmental obstacles,evil adversaries,supernatural forces,& romance.

StaceGhost I love how she talks about the evil adversary lol 2mo
Eggs 🏜️ 🧡 🐊 2mo
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Eggs 🏜️🧡🌵 2mo
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dabbe
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#WondrousWednesday
Thanks for the tag, @Eggs! 😘

1. ... seeing the hummingbirds in my backyard.
2. Tagged: CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK with the #bakerstreetirregulars
3. •Matt and I go to work (😱) for the next two weeks proctoring the AP exams at our old high school. •We then plan on heading up north for a few days--our first trip with Kate and Pippa in our new car ... maybe another 😱.

Anyone want to share? Tag; you're it! 🤩

kspenmoll Hummingbirds- how wonderful!!! 3mo
dabbe @kspenmoll 🤩🤗😘 3mo
ShelleyBooksie What kind of car did you get? 3mo
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dabbe @ShelleyBooksie A Mazda CX-5. We traded in my midlife-crisis Miata for an SUV to travel with the girls. I had to grow up sometime. 😂 3mo
Eggs Hope you have a fun road trip🥳 3mo
dabbe @Eggs It'll be interesting! 🤩🤗😘 3mo
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CarolynM
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It's a long time since I read this, my Amelia Peabody rereads tend to be the mid series books (the grown up Ramses, Amelia & Emerson's son, is a lot of fun in those) so I'm grateful to #BakerStreetIrregulars for sending me back to it. It's a proper old fashioned adventure/romance written with great wit & style. The audio performance is excellent too.
@CatLass007 @StayCurious

CatLass007 I‘m so glad you enjoyed your re-listen. I‘ve never read this series before but I‘m happy to have found a new favorite series. 3mo
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dabbe
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView (thanks for the tag! 😘)

1. tagged: CROCODILE ON THE SANDBACK
2. I'm looking forward to reading WIDE SARGASSO SEA with the #hashtagbrigade

Play? @Catiewithac @Sleepswithbooks @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 3mo
TheSpineView Crocodile on the Sandbank sounds good. Thanks for playing 3mo
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dabbe
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My #AprilPick (tagged book) for #BookBracket2024 #BookBracket24 #BookBracket @CSeydel

Overall pick so far is BABEL. 🤩

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dabbe
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My #AprilPick (tagged book) for #BookBracket2024 #BookBracket24 #BookBracket
@Catsandbooks ... how do we use the wild card? 🤩

Catsandbooks Wild card can be used however you like. Maybe you had multiple books you wanted to use as your month pick. Or maybe there's a book that got eliminated that you want to give another shot to. ☺️ 3mo
dabbe @Catsandbooks Cool beans! I think I'll have to save it until December and then look at the whole year. Thanks for the explanation! 🤩 3mo
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dabbe
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#WeeklyFavorites
@Read4Life

Another month gone. Wasn't it just #Scarathlon? 😂

Read4life Right? My nieces were just complaining that summer vacation will never get here. I was like “you JUST HAD summer vacation!” 😆 3mo
dabbe @Read4life 🤩😂🤗 3mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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I had never heard of the Amelia Peabody books, but when I saw it for a BR and read the description it sounded pretty good. I really enjoyed it and plan to continue with the adventure series.

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Librarybelle
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I‘ve heard great things about this series for years, so was glad to give it a try for the #BakerStreetIrregulars . I‘m so glad I did! Amelia Peabody is not your typical Victorian woman, and J loved her sarcasm and her views on society. It was also a nice intro to archaeology. I‘ve already purchased book 2! #192025 #1975 #BBRC #YeahBaby #PotCallingTheKettleBlack (Peabody and Emerson are so alike, it‘s like a mirrored image!).

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I really enjoyed this one. 3mo
dabbe Still can't believe #1975! 🤩😱😂 3mo
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Librarybelle I know, @dabbe !! 3mo
CatLass007 @librarybelle @dabbe @thearomaofbooks I‘m so glad everyone is enjoying this new-to-me series. The author‘s real name was Barbara Mertz and in 1952 she earned a PhD in Egyptology. Under her own name she published two books of nonfiction that have never been out of print. She also wrote under the name Barbara Michaels. (edited) 3mo
UwannaPublishme I really need to continue this series. I loved Amelia in this one! 3mo
Librarybelle @CatLass007 I had not realized she wrote nonfiction too. Thanks! 3mo
Librarybelle @UwannaPublishme It was so fun! 3mo
CatLass007 You‘re welcome. 3mo
LibrarianRyan I have patrons who LOVE This series. I am glad you did too. 2mo
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kspenmoll
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I am only on ch. 3 , but both of these women, Amelia & Evelyn are courageous,audacious,intelligent - this book makes me laugh with glee at how Amelia got rid of Alberto with her umbrella. #audiobook

dabbe I thoroughly enjoyed this and will have to read the sequels. 🤩 3mo
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StayCurious
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#BakerStreetIrregulars Thank you to everyone who revisited this mystery or read it for the first time with us! I‘ve found a new favourite lady detective! I‘ve put together a few discussion questions but feel free to talk about anything you want below: ⬇️

StayCurious Why do you think people, particularly the British, went crazy over Egyptian artifacts in the 1800s? Do you think that all items that were taken from Egypt over the years should be returned? 3mo
StayCurious Amelia is, no doubt, an early feminist. But having money definitely helps her live the way she wants. Do you think that if she hadn‘t inherited her fortune she would have been as free with her thoughts and so determined to live life her way? How did her upbringing develop her personality? 3mo
StayCurious How do you feel about her relationship with Emerson? Has she indeed met her match? Do you think “succumbing to romance” takes away from her feminist power? Or do you feel there is enough mutual respect between them?

What do you feel about the mystery itself? Were you entertained by the events of the book? Would you continue on with the series?
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CatLass007 This was just fun! 3mo
LiseWorks Money talks. But she has a character to be a feminist in any case. Remaining si gle gave her more power, I think she met her match and I was rooting for them. L 3mo
kspenmoll I have just started listening to this because of your posts. Already hooked! 3mo
Sace I didn‘t think the romantic element took away from her feminist power as I felt that there was a lot of mutual respect between her and Emerson. I thought the mystery was fine. I plan to continue with the series. 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement I really enjoyed this, and do plan to continue with the series. I thought the way Amelia wouldn‘t admit to us that she was becoming very fond of Emerson but we could tell anyway, was a fun way to write this. To me, they make a good couple of mutual love and respect. 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement I didn‘t predict the ending, mostly I didn‘t give Alberto enough credit to be a part of anything and had dismissed him completely earlier in the story. 3mo
DGRachel I think Amelia would have the same/similar feminist opinions. Inheriting a fortune gave her freedom to pursue her desires on her terms. I adore her and Emerson. 3mo
DGRachel I‘m not sure why there was such a surge in Egyptological interest in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, but IMO the artifacts belong to Egypt and should be returned. 3mo
CarolynM I think it‘s her upbringing, particularly her education (even though it was informal) that developed her personality, but that was only possible because her father was rich. Inheriting his fortune then enabled her to make her own choices. Her feminism is a large part of her attraction for Emerson, he‘s not interested in taking away her power. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I loved rereading this one and am planning to work my way back through the rest of the series as well. Amelia and Emerson are a favorite couple of mine - there is so much respect between them for each other's strengths, intelligence, ideas, etc. So often the “strong female“ character means the man ends up being someone who just nods and goes along/is always wrong, but I love how Emerson is also stubborn, loud, and sometimes right as well 😂 3mo
willaful @DGRachel hear here! 3mo
willaful This was a fav when I was young and it was fun to revisit it. I never did finish the series--I felt it got too repetitious--and I'm stunned it got up to 20 books! (Though apparently Peters went back in the chronology a lot at the end, probably so her characters wouldn't get too elderly.)

It would be interesting to see an Amelia without money, because she's so fierce, it's hard not to believe she would have pulled off an independent life somehow.
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CatLass007
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#BakerStreetIrregulars #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 A fun, charming mystery. I was not expecting everything to be tied up in such a neat bow. Just started book 2 in the series.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 3mo
Sace Just finished this myself. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Love Amelia and Emerson. 3mo
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kspenmoll I just got this free from audible. Thanks for putting this series on my radar. 3mo
CatLass007 @Sace I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
CatLass007 @kspenmoll You‘re welcome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 3mo
dabbe @Sace They are a hoot together! 🤩 3mo
CatLass007 @dabbe Aren‘t they?! 3mo
CatLass007 @Sace @kspenmoll @dabbe I am thoroughly enjoying book two, which I started as soon as I finished the first one. 3mo
dabbe @CatLass007 🤩😂🤗 3mo
dabbe @CatLass007 Hmm ... I might have to investigate, too. 🤩 3mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 This is a book I read some years ago. 3mo
CatLass007 @Andrew65 I‘ve heard of Elizabeth Peters for several years but this is the first time I‘ve read anything by her. 3mo
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Sace
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I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator is Barbara Rosenblatt. She managed to give each character their own voice without sounding forced or ridiculous. I‘ve mentioned it elsewhere but I read the book almost 20 years ago and didn‘t remember a thing. This audio will be much more memorable I plan to move on to the next one in the series, just not immediately. I don‘t want to get burned out.

3.25/4 ⭐️

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dabbe
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#bakerstreetirregulars @CatLass007 @StayCurious

This was written in 1975! 😱 How can you not love a late-Victorian-self-sufficient-no-nonsense-badass female archaeologist protagonist who travels to Egypt in search of antiquarian objects and the freedom to do as she pleases? Throw in some worthy sidekicks and adversaries as well as a mummy-run-amok, and you have one heckuva fun historical detective read. I see more Amelia Peabody in my future.

CatLass007 I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I see more of Amelia Peabody in my future as well. 3mo
dabbe @CatLass007 🤩🤗😀 3mo
CatLass007 I don‘t know if you listen to audiobooks but the first dozen books of the series are free on Audible. I think free things are wonderful.😀 3mo
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Sace @CatLass007 who is the narrator? Hoopla had two different narrators and I went with the one read by Barbara Rosenblat and she is incredible! I read the book almost 20 years ago and can‘t remember a thing about it but I am sure to remember this audio! 3mo
dabbe @CatLass007 I tried audio a while back and had a hard time with it. Maybe I should give it another go. Thanks for the info! 🤗 3mo
CatLass007 @Sace Barbara Rosenblatt is the narrator of the book a houseguest and I are listening to. We‘re almost finished. 3mo
CatLass007 Audiobooks are not for everyone. I‘ve been reading for most of my life but I only started listening to audiobooks in December 2011. I was crocheting more than I ever had in my life but I wanted something to occupy my mind the way crochet occupied my hands. 3mo
Sace @CatLass007 I love to audio craft as well. I have to be doing something when I listen to audiobooks. Usually I‘m cleaning, going for a walk or crocheting. In fact, I have a cardigan I need to work on. 3mo
Sace @dabbe I would highly recommend the Rosenblatt. I also listen on 1.30 speed. Normal speed audiobooks feel way too slow to me. 3mo
CatLass007 @Sace I have to experiment with the speed every time I start a new book. I‘ve even slowed down some books, which I think is not because the narrator is talking too fast but because of some engineering issue. 3mo
kspenmoll Thanks! @CatLass007 for the info about free audible books in this series. I plan to start listening to the first in series this weekend. I usually listen while making a meal, doing dishes, walking. 3mo
CatLass007 @kspenmoll Audiocrafting, audiocleaning, audiowalking, whatever works.😀 3mo
quietjenn Amelia is such a wonderful character. 3mo
dabbe @quietjenn She's extraordinary! 🤩 3mo
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Read4life
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#motivationalmonday @Cupcake12

1. More doctor appointments & physical therapy
2. Sherlock 💙🐶💙
3. A sea turtle
4. Done

I‘m not sure who‘s already been tagged so I‘m tagging anyone and everyone who would like to play. 💙💙

Cupcake12 Love no.4, Sherlock is a cutie 🐶🐾 Thanks for joining in and have a great week x 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 Good boy, Sherlock! 3mo
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dabbe
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#motivationalmonday @Cupcake12 (thanks for the tag! 😘)

1. Clean, organize, #LitsyLove letters.
2. Kate and Pippa, my girls.
3. I'd be the goose Lyo-Lyok from THE SWORD IN THE STONE as she teaches Wart (disguised as a goose) how to fly over the North Sea.
4. √: THE CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK. Fun read so far.

Play? @AmyG @AnnCrystal @KateReadsYA

Cupcake12 Kate and Pippa 🐾 thank you for joining in, have a great week x 3mo
AmyG Thanks for the tag! 3mo
dabbe @Cupcake12 💜🧡💜 (edited) 3mo
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dabbe @AmyG 😘 3mo
AnnCrystal Thank you! 😘💕🐕‍🦺🐕‍🦺💝🫂. 3mo
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SaceReads
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Audiobooks are so hit or miss for me. This one is definitely a hit!

CogsOfEncouragement I‘m enjoying this one right now. 3mo
Blueberry I read the entire series. LOL 3mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Three down….. this was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the historical elements as well as the mystery. I‘m glad the #bakerstreetirregulars chose this one! Being stuck in the lobby of a Disney hotel all day has its benefits 🤣

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BarkingMadRead
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My friend decided to try out Expedition Everest, which makes me feel nauseous 🤣 so I sat in the shade and read a chapter or two! #readeverywhere

mabell Not up for the Yeti? 🤣 3mo
BarkingMadRead @mabell I used to love it! I even rode it at mile 13 of the Disney marathon 🤣 last couple years, it makes me feel queasy afterwards, so it‘s just not worth it anymore 3mo
mabell Well most roller coasters are too much for me, so I haven‘t ridden it once! I can‘t believe you rode it mid marathon! 😂 3mo
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BarkingMadRead
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julieclair 😂😂😂🐊 3mo
StayCurious Ha love this! 3mo
Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 I'm halfway through this one. Enjoying it so far! 3mo
BarkingMadRead @dabbe I‘m maybe 1/3 through it right now and really loving all of the characters!! I‘ll probably get a lot read this long weekend, it‘s great size for the Disney parks 🤣 3mo
CatLass007 Love this picture!😂 3mo
Hooked_on_books Great pic! 😂 3mo
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DGRachel
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I love this series and was so happy to have it selected for #bakerstreetirregulars. I have read the whole series in print and on audio multiple times. It does require accepting the racist, colonialist, sexist, and classist viewpoints as belonging to the historical setting. That aside, it‘s a fun romp through late 19th century Egypt, with entertaining characters, mystery, adventure, and a touch of romance.

DGRachel Also, Barbara Rosenblat does an amazing job narrating the entire series. She is Amelia Peabody in my brain. 3mo
Shemac77 I love this series as well! Amelia Peabody is a favorite. 3mo
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Ruthiella @DGRachel Agree ! Rosenblat is fantastic. Her accents are impeccable. Every character is distinct sounding. 3mo
StayCurious I‘ll have to try on audio as well! 3mo
DGRachel @StayCurious Make sure you get Barbara Rosenblat‘s narration. There is a second audio version with a different narrator and I did not enjoy it. 3mo
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dabbe
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#motivationalmonday
@Cupcake12 (thanks for the tag; you, too, @Deblovestoread! 🤩🤗😘)

1. D-backs baseball game 🤩 and three different doctor's appointments. 😂
2. Out to my backyard with a globe mallow in full bloom. 🧡
3. Sunny Phoenix, Arizona ... temps to hit 99 degrees (37 C) by this weekend. I am NOT ready for this. 🔥
4. CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK--the weather fits perfectly for where I'm at. 😂
Play? @TheLudicReader @TheBookHippie @Cuilin

Cupcake12 Please send some sun to the UK! Thanks for joining in. Have a good week x 3mo
dabbe @Cupcake12 Send your ☔️, and I'll send some ☀️! 💙🩵💙 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I've been wanting to reread this series for quite some time, so I was pleased when the first book was chosen as this month's read for the #BakerStreetIrregulars, giving me an excuse to kick off the series reread!! This book was just as funny and entertaining as I remember, with just delightful characters and a romp of a mystery. I remember reading that Peters wasn't intending this to be a series originally, so this one ends with a HEA epilogue ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) but I'm definitely planning to reread the other 19 books in the series as well. Is it because I'm using this as an excuse to slowly purchase all of them in these gorgeous editions? No comment 😂

@CatLass007 @StayCurious
#SeriesLove2024 @TheSpineView @Andrew65
#100YearsofBooks
#WickedWords - Voyage @AsYouWish
#GottaCatchEmAll - Impractical Clothes (Vespiquen) @PuddleJumper
#BookChain
#BookSpinBingo
#ISpyBingo
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TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 3mo
mabell Those are great editions! 3mo
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CatLass007 It‘s always a pleasure to tempt someone into doing something they already want to do. 3mo
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 3mo
StayCurious I love those editions! 3mo
Hooked_on_books What a pretty stack! 3mo
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dabbe
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#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

“WHEN I first set eyes on Evelyn Barton-Forbes she was walking the streets of Rome— ...“

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LiseWorks
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I rather enjoyed this tale of archeological times in the late 1800's. The characters grew and I loved the leading lady who told the story. This was a great read for #BakerStreetIrregulars #BuddyRead. Our discussion at the end of the month should be interesting. @StayCurious @CatLass007 One Bingo Spot for #ISpyBingoApril #ReadAway24 @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

CatLass007 I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I finished this one today as well. My understanding is originally this was going to be a standalone, but Peters went on to write another 19 books about these characters!! I read this whole series a few years ago and loved it. 3mo
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emz711 It's a fun series. I've done a lot of them on audiobook at the gym 3mo
bookandbedandtea This is one of my favorite series! I love these characters. 3mo
LiseWorks Oh I didn't know this was a series 3mo
CarolynM ❤️ 3mo
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StayCurious
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Hey #BakerStreetIrregulars, I‘m so far enjoying our April read! I really like our sassy main lady. Here is an interesting article about Amelia Peabody and her inspiration: https://thenewinquiry.com/blog/will-the-real-amelia-peabody-please-stand-up/hick...

BarkingMadRead I have to start this! I‘ve been slacking 🤣 I‘m traveling twice this month so I‘ll have lots of airport time! 3mo
Librarybelle Thank you! 3mo
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StayCurious @BarkingMadRead with the amount you read I doubt you‘re ever slacking haha! 3mo
LiseWorks I so loved the name. Amelia Peabody is so close to Dalia Peabody in the In Death Series 3mo
StayCurious @LiseWorks I wonder if it was an homage by Roberts 3mo
Read4life I plan on starting this one next week. 🤓 3mo
dabbe Many thanks! 🤗🤗🤗 3mo
KadaGul @StayCurious We can all use some sass on Sunday. #SassySundays 3mo
julieclair Excited to start this! 3mo
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LiseWorks
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April 1 #SpringSkies BkClubRead the only book club I Do is #BuddyReads this one is for April reads #BakerStreetIrregulars with @StayCurious and @CatLass007 @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 4mo
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LitsyEvents
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Repost for @StayCurious

#BakerStreetIrregulars our April selection is the first in the Amelia Peabody series which was first published in 1975. This one has always been on my list & I just never had the perfect excuse & now I do! I love buddy reads bc they keep me reading 😊For those of you with Audible, you can access this one for free. Read at your own pace & we‘ll discuss on the last Sunday of the month. Let me know if you want to read along

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StayCurious
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#BakerStreetIrregulars our April selection is the first in the Amelia Peabody series which was first published in 1975. This one has always been on my list and I just never had the perfect excuse - and now I do! I love buddy reads bc they keep me reading 😊For those of you with Audible, you can access this one for free. Read at your own pace and we‘ll discuss on the last Sunday of the month. Let me know if you want to read along.

CatLass007 It is wonderful to have the perfect excuse to read! Plus, I just checked and the first 12 books in the series are free on Audible. 4mo
DGRachel YAY! I love love love this series and this is the perfect excuse for another reread! 4mo
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Traci1 @CatLass007 ooh, they are? Nice. 4mo
Librarybelle Would you mind tagging me for April? This has been on my to read list for a very long time, so it‘s a perfect time to read it! 4mo
StayCurious @Librarybelle absolutely! We‘re very laidback. Hop in hop out whenever you‘d like:) 4mo
Librarybelle Thank you! 4mo
BarkingMadRead Ordered!! 4mo
julieclair @CatLass007 Ooohhh… thanks for the heads up about Audible! 4mo
CatLass007 @Librarybelle Welcome! @BarkingMadRead Cool! @julieclair You‘re welcome. 4mo
PageShifter Oh yes!! I have read one book by the author and enjoyed it so much! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I love this series and have really been wanting to reread it, so I'm excited!! 4mo
Read4life This will be the first book for me by this author. 🤓 4mo
willaful I read this many times as a teen but not in decades, Would be fun to revisit it. 4mo
CarolynM I love Elizabeth Peters so much. I‘d love to revisit this one with you🙂 4mo
CogsOfEncouragement Never even heard of this series, but you all have me eager to dive in! Sounds amazing. 3mo
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merelybookish
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In spite of the obvious Scooby-Doo mystery and pervasive racism, it was hard not to love the formidable Amelia Peabody.
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Ruthiella Glad you liked it. The books become a little less racist with time. Amelia is still in the 19th century but the author is progressing through the end of the 20th and into the 21st century and I think it tells in the writing. (edited) 7mo
batsy I loved this series years ago and own most of it (still) but when I tried to revisit it recently I had a hard time with the racism. But you're right @Ruthiella it does decrease as the series goes on. 7mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella @batsy I understand it's historically accurate for a Victorian woman to have racist views about people who live in Egypt. And I think at times Peters was trying to satirize that English master race stuff. But not enough for me to be sure that was what she was doing. So I'm glad to hear the series improves. 7mo
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merelybookish
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My picks for #cloakanddaggerchristmas 😀

1. Crocodile on the Sandback by Elizabeth Peters 🐊
2. Deep House by Thomas King 🇨🇦
3. An English Murder by Cyril Hare 🎅
4. A Stranger in my Grave by Margaret Millar 🕵️‍♂️
5. Traitor's Purse by Margery Allingham ⚠️
6. A Morbid Taste for Bones (Brother Cadfael #1) by Ellis Peters ☕
7. Mrs Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa 🌎
8. Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia Deluce #5) 👧
@Ruthiella

Ruthiella Fantastic list! And I love the emojis! ❤️ I love the Amelia Peabody series and definitely should also work a title into my list. I will also be reading An English Murder for #GoldenAgeCrimeClub, probably for the same prompt. 😂 8mo
kwmg40 Nice list! I love Thomas King but haven't read any of his mysteries yet. 8mo
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jlhammar Fun! What a great list. You‘ve got several I‘ve been meaning to try so look forward to your reviews! 8mo
LeahBergen Nice! And you‘ve just reminded me that I have a Margaret Millar on my shelves, too! 8mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella Bonus is it's short! 👍 8mo
merelybookish @kwmg40 Me neither and this is 5 or 6 in the series but one review said it's the best one so far. 8mo
merelybookish @jlhammar Ditto! 😀 8mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen I just learned about her! She sounds interesting and is Canadian! 8mo
quietjenn Looks like a nice mix - I look forward to hearing about them! 8mo
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Faranae
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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The August #TitlesandTunes theme is #TheWorldIsMyOyster and I finally found my pair. For my song, I chose “We Are!“, the first One Piece anime opening (Japanese version). Nothing says “the world is my oyster!“ like an adventure series for 13 year old boys. My book opens with Amelia inheriting £500K in 1884, as well as being Very A Citizen of the British Empire in Egypt.

https://soundcloud.com/opphantasy/we-are-one-piece-1

Faranae Ack, screwed up the tags again. Let's see if I can loop those back in, haha. @cinfhen @BarbaraBB 11mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Glad you found your book & song!! 11mo
BarbaraBB Cool choices! 11mo
CarolynM Great choices. I love Elizabeth Peters. 11mo
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Blueberry
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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1. The Odyssey by Homer. Published 1701.
2. Endless if I like the series.
3. Cowboy Moon by James D. Doss
Amelia Peabody by Elizabeth Peters

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs
I tag @NataliePatalie.

Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 🥳 14mo
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Shemac77
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Listening to books I‘ve already read seems to be key. I find I miss too much listening to unfamiliar texts.

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Shemac77
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Next audible

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 1y
Blueberry The beginning of a wonderful series ❤️ 1y
CarolynM You have a lot of great books ahead of you 🙂 Enjoy! 1y
Shemac77 I‘ve read them all! Twice! I love Amelia. @CarolynM @Blueberry 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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Can I choose a fiction and non-fiction author? 🤭 Fiction: Elizabeth Peters. Her Amelia Peabody series is my favorite ever- the only books I re-read. Non-Fiction: AJ Jacobs. I LOVE him. I'll read anything he writes. 🤓
What a great question @ozma.of.oz 😃
Thank you! #SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern The Peabody series has been on my TBR list forever! I‘ll have to get to it. Thanks for sharing! 1y
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Ruthiella
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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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! 2y
Kimzey Does Elly Griffiths‘ Ruth Galloway series have a TV show? That‘s one I‘d enjoy. 2y
Ruthiella @EadieB Sometimes the adaptation is perfect, but it seems pretty rare! 2y
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Ruthiella @Kimzey I don‘t think so. I‘ve never read that series. I should give it a go! 2y
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. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎥📚 2y
CarolynM Who would they cast? I can imagine finding a suitable Amelia, and even Emerson, but I can‘t imagine anyone getting Ramses right! 2y
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. 2y
Hanna-B A little life 2y
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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
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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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
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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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… 2y
Ruthiella Lovely collection! 😍 I really like this series and am a little over half way through it. 2y
CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ I love Elizabeth Peters. 2y
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bookandbedandtea @Bookishlie I hope you enjoy them when you get them. 😊 2y
bookandbedandtea @Ruthiella I'm glad you're enjoying them. The whole family is a hoot IMO. 😁 2y
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! 😃 2y
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rockpools
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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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! 2y
rockpools @TrishB I‘m trying to reform myself, starting again at the beginning… Or something. 2y
Ruthiella These books are fun. I‘m reading them in order, however! 2y
TrishB 😂😂 2y
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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. 2y
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) 2y
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SayersLover
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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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!!! 2y
CarolynM 💖💖💖 2y
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lirahlu
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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! 2y
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. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jewright Yes, and sometime you just need fun! 2y
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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. 2y
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. 2y
EvieBee It reminded me to the same movie! I should probably pick up the next one soon. 2y
CarolynM I love Elizabeth Peters. You have so much fun reading ahead of you. 2y
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Blueberry
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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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 🤔 2y
Blueberry There used to be. I used it a lot but it's been gone awhile. 2y
sarahbellum I loooved The Cat Who series 😸 2y
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Blueberry @sarahbellum the narrator on audio was great. 2y
Suzze I read every Cat Who, even near the end when they became repetitive. 2y
Eggs Impressive reading!! Thanks for playing 👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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? 2y
Blueberry No I haven't. Similar genres? Under which name do you like best? 2y
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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!! 2y
Eggs Unique interpretation of the prompt!!! 2y
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DivineDiana
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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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! 3y
BarbaraBB 👍🏽 3y
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