May reading recap: 23 (not including bailed: 2)
*4-star or 5-star reads (in order of reading)*
Speaking from Among the Bones, Alan Bradley
Bellwether, Connie Willis
Jennifer Government, Max Berry (reread)
A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver
, Mark Shriver
The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman
I'm a Flavia fan, woefully behind in the series (this is the 5th of 10 books published so far). I had non-spoiler advance warning from a Goodreads reviewer that there was quite the cliffhanger. Was there ever! I might have to read the next installment sooner than I would normally!
As always, Alan Bradley comes through with this Flavia de Luce novel. Flavia, whose precocious, hyper-intelligent voice is the shining star of the novel, becomes involved in a mystery that places her chemistry knowledge at its center. I listened to this one on @scribd, and the reader is *excellent*. And what a cliffhanger!!!
Blue books! Have you read any of these?
Flavia does it again!! I listen to the series on audiobook and it's amazing!
1. Many! 2 dogs, a cat, turtles, saltwater fish, a bearded dragon and a beta.
2. No plans as of yet!
4. Washington DC, Philadelphua, New York
5. Coffee or tea or both?
I love this series! The narrator is great!!
Another delightful installment in the adventures of Flavia de Luce 💜💜💜 This one is my fave so far; I think the mystery is very well done & love how the individual mystery was solved but we were given a series cliffhanger! Entwhistle‘s narration was on point, as usual. I can‘t wait for my hold in the next book to come in!
Flavia is at it again in this installment of her mystery series. This time, a suspicious, contemporary body is found in the tomb of Saint Tancred, and Flavia has to figure out why. Another fun adventure, with a twist at the end. Janet Entwistle once again does a marvelous job with the narration.
These books keep getting better and better. I was a bit confused by the complicated plot at the end, but that was probably because I‘d just woken up from a nap!
Flavia is a brilliant creation.
“It‘s moments like this that you find out what you‘re made of: moments when everything you‘ve been taught is fighting against your heart. On the one hand, I wanted to run... On the other I wanted to throw my arms about this round little person, let him put his head on my shoulder, and hug him until the sun burned out.”
I know it‘s only Thursday but this is what I‘d like my weekend to be like: surrounded by books and looking foxy 🦊.
Instead, there will be 2 children‘s birthday parties, a “Messy Easter” children‘s event at our church, and 11 people coming over for lunch on Sunday. 😵
Maybe I should just aim for that “looking foxy surrounded by books” thing today.
“Whenever I‘m a little blue I think about cyanide, whose colour so perfectly reflects my mood.”
Yes, I did steal my son‘s Dobby bookmark.
I am not ashamed.
This time we follow Flavia into the village of Bishop‘s Lacey and therefore get to know its inhabitants better which I really liked. There are also some developments in Flavia‘s family and hilarious Flavia-Dogger-moments I enjoyed. The crime story is tricky and more complex than in book 4 and it‘s fun to puzzle over it together with Flavia.
I love this series of books. As a book lover, I just also say that I happen to love the hardcover editions of these as they are so nicely bound. This particular volume of Flavia's story includes the cliffhanger for which I was impatiently waiting!
Once again, the Flavia de Luce series was a fun reading experience. She's such a clever character, and the whole quirky village where the stories are set always keep my interest. The mystery in this one was good too. This one ends on a cliffhanger, so I will have to read the newer one soon!
I won a copy of this through Goodreads and it arrived today. Perfect for Halloween. I've liked all of the previous Flavia de Luce books! #bookmail
I love Flavia de Luce and this book cemented that relationship. She is becoming more aware of others' feelings but staying true to her nature. The change is not overwhelmingly fast giving it a false undertone. I enjoy this book and did not figure out all aspects of the mystery. I hated the cliff hanger!!! Now I desperately need to get to the library to find the next in the series!
Little bookstore in Calgary...picked these two for $5 each. Good day😄
"It was one of those glorious days in March when the air was so fresh that you worshipped every whiff of it; that each breath of the intoxicating stuff created such new universes in your lungs and brain you were certain you were about to explode with sheer joy; one of those blustery days of scudding clouds and piddling showers and gum boots and wind-blown brollies that made you know you were truly alive."
I ❤️Flavia de Luce! These books get better and better as they go, and the family mystery gets better. This was my favorite so far.
@pocketmermaid My tbr and library haul live on my nightstand. I became a reader in the first grade when the chapter-a-day pace of The Trumpet of the Swan was too slow and I begged my mother to buy me my own copy of the book so I could devour it at my own pace. #jennasfinalproject
#riotgrams Day 26: Badass heroines
Fiction : Flavia de Luce
Non-fiction : Madeline Albright and Queen Elizabeth l
"The best thing for soothing a disappointed mind is oxygen. A couple of inhalations of the old 'O' rejuvenates every cell in the body."
#ReadingOutside with #Flavia
#AllHailFlavia #FlaviaForever #TeamFlavia
Aside from my own book (#FlaviaForever!), I usually have an #audiobook I listen to in the car with the kids. For about a week now, Simon and I have also read a chapter out of Anne of Green Gables before naptime.
Today I realized that Anne, Charlie, and Flavia are all clever and tenacious 11 year-old #childprotagonists! I hope these #currentreads brighten up these otherwise dark #currentevents.
#LiteraryLife #RaisingReaders #CurrentlyReading