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Speaking from Among the Bones (Turtleback School & Library)
Speaking from Among the Bones (Turtleback School & Library) | Alan Bradley
From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by USA Today as one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they're found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters' diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred's death, the English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint's tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there's never such thing as an open-and-shut case. Acclaim for Speaking from Among the Bones Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child.--TheSan Diego Union-Tribune The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for.--Bookreporter Delightful and entertaining.--San Jose Mercury News Acclaim for Alan Bradley's beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate.--USA Today Delightful.--The Boston Globe, on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Utterly beguiling.--People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag Irresistibly appealing.--The New York Times Book Review, on A Red Herring Without Mustard
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DarcysMom
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#audiobook
#cloudlibrary

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JoyBlue
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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

JoyBlue *honorable mention (3+ or 4-)*

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, Melinda Gates

IQ, Joe Ide

I'll Be Your Blue Sky, Marisa de los Santos
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! 💖📚💖 3mo
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rachelm
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Listening to this while getting pampered! I love Flavia. I think she is one of my all-time favorite narrators.

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Plaidsticks
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#cottoncandy Left on a “cliffhanger” that necessitated a change in reading list order and a quick download of the next book. #audiobook

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JoyBlue
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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!

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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!!!

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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Blue books! Have you read any of these?

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Coleen_Nieto
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Flavia does it again!! I listen to the series on audiobook and it's amazing!

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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Many! 2 dogs, a cat, turtles, saltwater fish, a bearded dragon and a beta.
2. No plans as of yet!
3. Crocheting
4. Washington DC, Philadelphua, New York
5. Coffee or tea or both?
#friyayintro @howjessreads

monalyisha Coffee. (Tea is good but nowhere near as important to me as coffee.) 7mo
JaclynW Tea! 7mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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I love this series! The narrator is great!!

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NikkiRobson73
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Great series for anyone who is looking to get into a new one !

Ruthiella Love Flavia! 💕 8mo
lahousewyfe So charming and precocious! 8mo
Coleen_Nieto The audio books are fantastic! 8mo
IndyHannaJones Flavia is BAE. Or whatever the kids say these days. 8mo
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Redjewel_7734
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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!

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Librarybelle
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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.

Suetara I love the Flavia books. I bet they are great on audio. 1y
Librarybelle @Suetara It‘s been really fun listening to them 1y
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Librarybelle
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My hold came in today!!

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Libby1
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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.

Dpotter I love Flavia! 😊 1y
rabbitprincess YEARGH nearly thought that was a Weeping Angel on the cover 😱 1y
bookwrm526 @rabbitprincess I wonder if they would still be dangerous if they lost their heads... 1y
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rabbitprincess @bookwrm526 This sounds like a great story for the show! 1y
KaatjeH 💖Flavia 1y
Libby1 @rabbitprincess and @bookwrm526 - I thought about the Weeping Angels every time I looked at the cover! I think Flavia would take on The WAs and win! 1y
Libby1 @Dpotter and @KaatjeH - I love Flavia, too. ❤️ 1y
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Libby1
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“Remember what I told you: Books make the soul float.”

Cathythoughts We all float up there 👆🏻💕💕💕 1y
Libby1 @Cathythoughts and @rohit-sawant - ☺️😇🤪 1y
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Libby1
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“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.”

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Libby1
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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.

Kaye That‘s pretty much my everyday look. FOXY. 👄 💄 👁. JOKING 😁. When I say I‘m looking foxy, I probably look more like the animal than a beauty queen. I can still sit in a pile of books though. (edited) 1y
Libby1 Awesome, @Kaye 🧡. 1y
Kaye Can I ask what a messy easter party is ? Color the eggs before they boil them, then go out and egg the side of a building ? 1y
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Libby1 @Kaye - Messy Easter is a whole afternoon of crafts, singing, playing, and eating (loads) while learning about the Easter story. Last year we had a talk, music, loads of stations to do creative stuff, and even a safe (animal friendly!) petting zoo with farm animals. My favourites were the little lambs, but we could see bunnies, chicks,and goats as well. It‘s a great way of having fun with the family and thinking about the hope of Easter. ❤️ 1y
Libby1 @Kaye - and foxy is a severe stretch for me these days! I have Bookworm‘s Physique! 🤣 But I think foxy is more about ATTITUDE, so I‘m going to embrace that. 🦊 1y
RadicalReader @Libby1 weekend plans including books are the best ones!!! 1y
Libby1 @RadicalReader ❤️📚❤️ 1y
Kaye You got it, @Libby1. all in what‘s inside. The outer shell really doesn‘t matter. The beauty of people are their insides, not the package they come in. 🌟 🌝 🌞 (edited) 1y
Libby1 @Kaye 💜💜💜💜💜 1y
laurenbescoby I am sending you positive vibes and calm. You've got this! Kids parties are a special kind of hell, especially when they're at a soft play! I've hired a bouncy castle for my sons in June...I keep saying to myself 'what have I done???' 😬😧 xx 1y
Cathythoughts ❤️ 1y
kathedron Wishing you strength for what sounds like a challenging weekend... and much foxy bookishness, of course! ❤ 1y
Libby1 @miralunasbooknook - bless you and good luck. ☘️ Thankfully, I‘m not in charge of the parties, but just of the over-excited, sugared up 7 year old in their aftermath. 🤪 1y
Libby1 Thanks, @Cathythoughts and @River_Voice ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Libby1
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“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.

TrishB It‘s a fab bookmark 👍🏻 1y
Mdargusch I loved this sentence when I read it. Flavia just cracks me up. 1y
IndyHannaJones I love Flavia 1y
Libby1 Thanks @TrishB . I‘m all for transparency, but in this case what he doesn‘t know won‘t hurt him. 😛 1y
Libby1 @Mdargusch and @IndyHannaJones - I fall in love with Flavia more and more with each book. 1y
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Libby1
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The #FirstLines of a Flavia book never let me down. 🤭

Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😮 2y
batsy ❤️ 2y
Libby1 @Cathythoughts , @erzascarletbookgasm , @batsy - I could share quote after quote from this series. I love it. 2y
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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.

morevna Das Cover ist so schön 😍 2y
LaLecture @morevna Jaaa, oder? Leider haben sie die Cover ab Band 7 geändert. 2y
morevna @LaLecture echt?😒 wie doof! Dabei sind die doch total süß so! 😥 2y
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AngieAvers
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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!

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MallenNC
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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!

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A quote from my favorite #science loving, chemistry loving sleuth... Flavia de Luce. #QuotsyNov17

jb72 I read the first book, and I really enjoyed it. 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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Finishing up #LitsyPartyofOne with some Flavia! Just checked out the next one from my library... But. Must. Sleep. #bookwormproblems

⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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MallenNC
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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

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UnabridgedTomes
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Working my way through the Flavia novels, this one is quite excellent: cliff-hangery and fun AND funny. And it answers the question (sort of) of what happened to her long-missing mother.

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McFarchie
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Damn you Mr Bradley. You can't leave me hanging like that 🤘🏽 Best I grab the next installment #teamflavia

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McFarchie
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35% done and not disappointed. Flavia is the bomb. # teamflavia

mrsbatman85 Loved Dead in their Vaulted Arches 🖤💀 2y
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McFarchie
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Just starting this 🤘🏽#teamflavia

Leelee08 #teamFlavia all the way!😊 2y
KaatjeH Flavia! 💜🚲 2y
Vbrrgirl I adore Flavia! 2y
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Finally looked at Quotes Creator. So easy. Pardon me if I become obsessed. 🙄

CoverToCoverGirl Absolutely! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig

"God bless her all the same,” I said. It was a formula we used whenever we had gone too far."
British Equvilent of #blessherheart ?

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It was definitely a #listenwhileyouwork month. #stats

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Flavia DeLuce is a #smartass, (or she thinks she is). #characters2017 @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 2y
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saholmes
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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!

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Jaimelire
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Little bookstore in Calgary...picked these two for $5 each. Good day😄

LeahBergen I love Pages! Did you make it to the Calgary Reads sale? 2y
Jaimelire @LeahBergen nope, it was too busy and I had my four year old with me. So I compromised and went to Kensington for Crave cupcakes and a trip to Pages. 2y
LeahBergen @Jaimelire That sounds much nicer! Yeah, it's a bit of a madhouse to try to drag a little one around. 2y
Jaimelire @LeahBergen next time I will plan it better. Where the heck do you park? It does, however, make my heart happy to see so many people in Calgary loving books. 2y
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"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."

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raeintheworld
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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.

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CrowCAH Interesting cover art! Yay for long series with a 5th book! 😊 2y
Texreader Does the series have to be read in order? 2y
JacintaMCarter @Texreader Each book references things that happened in the previous books, but I don't think you lose any major plot lines if you read them out of order. 2y
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@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

kspenmoll My son introduced me to this book, 2y
raeintheworld @kspenmoll I just re-bought it for my son. 2y
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josie281
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Working 14 hour shift today (donor drive day!) and attempting to eat dinner. Dear sweet Flavia is describing open sores and skin flaking off. I gagged and paused so I could finish dinner.
I love this series! 😜😳🤢

MrBook 😂 2y
PrezBookster Flavia is awesome!! 2y
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GinEyre22
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#riotgrams Day 26: Badass heroines
Fiction : Flavia de Luce
Non-fiction : Madeline Albright and Queen Elizabeth l

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KCorter
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"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

KCorter "I suppose I could have gone upstairs to my laboratory for a bit of the bottled stuff, but to me, that would have been cheating. There is nothing like oxygen in its natural form - oxygen that has been naturally produced in a forest or a greenhouse, where many plants, by the process of photosynthesis, are absorbing the poisonous carbon dioxide which we breathe out, and giving us oxygen in exchange." 3y
KCorter "I had once remarked to Feely that, because of the oxygen, breathing fresh air was like breathing God, but she had slapped my face and told me I was being blasphemous." 3y
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KCorter
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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

mjdowens Flavia is my new hero👍 3y
KCorter Mine as well! I wish I was half as smart and spunky at her age. Let's be honest, I still wish that. Haha 3y
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