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The Silkworm
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.
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MirandaLeighBee
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I want to get back to reading my book, but I have a major test coming up tomorrow and I‘ve been hitting the books haaaard! When Anatomy and Law & Ethics are over...only then can I get back to my regular scheduled program! 😭🤦🏻‍♀️

#MedLabStudent #AnatomyOverMystery #FuturePhlebotomist #MissingYou

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MirandaLeighBee
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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After another day at the hospital, I was able to polish off a good chunk of this book! I must say, I am already loving it!! Good to be back on the mystery train!

#TheSilkworm #RobertGalbraith #HospitalWaitTimes #MurderMystery

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MirandaLeighBee
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I was trying to figure out why this looked so odd to me...and then it dawned on me...there aren‘t any breaks in the paragraphs!!

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raeintheworld
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I loved Cuckoo‘s Calling so much that I couldn‘t wait to get my hands on The Silkworm. These books are soooooooo good in such a perfectly updated detective noir way. I can‘t wait to read the next one!

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Coleen
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The more I read of this series, the more I‘m pulled in. I think I liked this one better than the first. Off I go, to start #3!

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dawn-pInk
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Finished this last night and immediately started Career of Evil. Robin is my patronus. Loved the misdirects in this one. I thought I remembered this one better than I did, though. Rowling is just so good at pay off, I love them. 5 out of 5 on GR

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dawn-pInk
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Work friend. I love this series so much and can‘t wait to get through to the newest book!

gradcat Me too... 3mo
dawn-pInk @gradcat I have to reread before i read the latest; it‘s a blessing and a curse 3mo
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dawn-pInk
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“Then, with a grin and a wave, he was gone.”
#mountTBR

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TheSpineView
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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#literaryluck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
#UniqueCharacterName

In the Fantasy and Sci-fi genres I expect a unique name or two. So I wanted to choose a book that was well known and not in those genres. Of course, I love the character of Cormoran Strike and his name suits him.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my never ending list!!!! 3mo
vkois88 I need to read these! 3mo
TheSpineView @vkois88 I loved all of them!💜 3mo
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led567
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Overall I enjoyed this, love the two main characters and the writing style, very pacy. I wish some authors of detective novels weren‘t trying to outdo each other to come up with the sickest ways of murdering people, but Galbraith just about gets away with it because there‘s an element of parody, poking fun at the literary establishment. I understand what some reviewers mean re length, could have been remedied by ditching the character of Pippa.

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HaleyG14
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Another interesting who-dunnit by JK Rowling. The MO was very unique and I wasn‘t close to guessing the criminal. My only complaint is that I was wishing for something more with Robin and Strike. I know where that relationship is leading but I hope there‘s more substantial build up before that happens.

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mcctrish
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I love Cormoran Strike and Robin. What is it about J. K. Rowling and her ability to make a world you get lost in. I‘ve got a top up of points at Chapters ($10) so I‘m going to order the next 2 in the series ($50) makes total sense 🤣

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mcctrish
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I forgot how much I love Cormoran Strike

MicheleinPhilly Cozy! 4mo
mcctrish It is, I just wish I had a bottle of red 🍷kicking around 😂 4mo
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mcctrish
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Saturday nights mean soccer with my youngest ( 4-1 in the second half 🙏🏻 ) I‘ve pulled the second Cormoran Strike off my TBR pile. I‘m thinking I might go to the British Import store for reading snacks

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sherryvdh
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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It's a #snowday here today. We're staying in where it's safe and warm. Hoping to have lots of reading time today! #NSLittens #StormReads

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Chelleo
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Mehso-so

I like Cormoran and Robin and the 1st book but this one really dragged for me. I actually skipped through several chapters because I was getting anxious. It was a decent read just overly detailed and laborious.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2019-02-09 📕🎧
Gifted by @BookaholicNatty

suzisteffen I‘ve read all four, and, like books 4-7 of HP, they REALLY need some editing down. (Book 4 in this series is IMMENSE, just massive.) 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is my least favourite in books 1 to 3. Book 4 tbr. 4mo
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mom2bugnbee
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Ironic that my favorite new book & re-read from the month are by the same author. Kinda. 😉

Novels:
The Return of Sherlock Holmes ⭐⭐⭐✨
The Cuckoo's Calling ⭐⭐⭐✨
The Silkworm ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Career of Evil ⭐⭐⭐✨
The Summer Wives ⭐⭐⭐✨

Audiobook:
HP & PoA (Stephen Fry) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bails:
Meddling Kids
A Stolen Life

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BessRysGooch
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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My absolute favorite Cormoran Strike novel— so wonderfully gross, the most literary of the series

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BibliOphelia
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I know that these books aren‘t going to change the course of literary history, but I really enjoy them. The echoes of the classic gumshoe novels mixed with current culture, the interplay between Strike and Robin, and even the tragic (or not, depending on how you look at it) Charlotte situation really draw me in, and I truly enjoy spending time with these characters. The murder here‘s a bit squicky, but there‘s a fun romp thru the publishing world.

sprainedbrain Such a fun series, and it just gets better as it goes! 5mo
BibliOphelia Yay! I just ordered the third one last night! 😁😁 @sprainedbrain (edited) 5mo
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mom2bugnbee
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I'm so behind on posting here!

I'm an official Cormoran Strike fan. Since I last posted, I read #2 (⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) & am now nearly done #3. Page-turning for sure! And JKR writing, so 'nuff said.

#pop19 - A book with a two word title

sprainedbrain I think these books just get better and better as the series goes! ❤️ 5mo
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BibliOphelia
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Just left the world of Outlander and needed to spend time with someone else I knew I liked, so here I am. Who would you cast to play Cormoran in a movie/series?? I keep seeing Stephen Fry, albeit a bit younger, like here.

CarolynM Tom Burke plays the part in the BBC series. I've got a bit of a thing for him since The Musketeers so I liked him as Cormoron but I've not read the books. 5mo
BibliOphelia @CarolynM Ooh! Good casting! I didn‘t know about the BBC series. 5mo
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JeansBookshelf
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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$6 and free shipping. US shipping only. Posted on eBay (link above)

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allisontshannon
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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great whodunnit.

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vivastory
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Galbraith's second Cormoran Strike novel takes place during the winter. Cormoran's investigation involves a lot of conversations in diners & pubs. A lot of beer, cigarettes & snow. Bombyx Mori, the book in the book is one of the strangest I've ever read. I found the Cinemax adaptation of Cuckoo's Calling to be well done, but I was really disappointed with their handling of Silkworm & never bothered finishing.
#HazyShadeOfWinter
#WinterWonderland

TrishB Good pick 👍🏻 6mo
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Kimberlone
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Night time bath, while trying to finish up the tagged audiobook. It‘s turned out to be surprisingly Christmassy as there many references to Christmas shopping in London as Strike runs around investigating.

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Such a good series! Definitely start from the first one though if you haven‘t read any. #mystery #currentlyreading #popsugarreadingchallenge

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Some rest time before bed time-my last book to finish the Popsugar Reading Challenge!

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Airykah13
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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1. This describes my pup 😂
2. Car keys
3. Suspense/mystery
4. Ahh it‘s been a few months I think
5. Not really
@MinDea #humpdaypost

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Kimberlone
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Random power outage tonight, but I‘m deciding to just enjoy it! Flipping through the pictured book by the light of a camping lantern and holiday candles while listening to the tagged book on #audiobook.

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Susanita
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Of course I shelved these next to Harry Potter. 😀

Thanks again to @Jess7 for sending me The Silkworm! I enjoyed spending time again with Cormoran and Robin, but that murder was pretty weird. I‘ve also started calling the cat Mr. Poop.

Next trip to the bookstore I‘m picking up Career of Evil.

Jess7 Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it! 7mo
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Airykah13
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I‘m quite enjoying the narrator for this series.

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Jeanne_S
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Pickpick

Not as good as the firstt

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sammisho
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Pickpick

Parts of this story really grossed me out, but the plot was so engrossing I could not stop listening. The characters of private detective Strike and his assistant Robin are very fleshed out and well developed. So good!

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Quellek
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Almost to the end of this one now! It's been perfect for lots of #audiowalk -ing in the snowy weather. (I'm turning into a real audiobook addict!)

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ElizaMarie
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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This one was way more dramatic! I loved loved it... working on the next one now :)

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LitsyHappenings
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Repost for @Jess7 :
Hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday evening! I have an extra copy of #TheSilkworm (2nd in #TheCuckoosCalling series) & I would like to give it away to one of you! (U.S. only)

If you would like to own this book, comment on ORIGINAL POST with one of your favorite mysteries & tag another litten in the same comment. For unlimited extra entries tag add'l friends (1 per comment). #Giveaway ends Wed, 11/7 at 8:00 pm EST.

Jess7 Thank you! 7mo
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Jess7
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Congrats @Susanita you are the winner! Please send me your name and address to: Jess7 dot Litsy at gmail dot com.

If you would like to own this book, comment below with one of your favorite mysteries and tag another litten in the same comment. For extra entries tag additional friends (1 per comment) for an unlimited amount of times. #Giveaway ends Wed, 11/7 at 8:00 pm EST.

Jess7 Extra entries: Tag additional Littens in comments (1 per comment); Repost this photo and tag me with the hashtag #silkwormgiveaway 7mo
Callemarie I love Night Film @Smangela 7mo
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Callemarie @bro0klynbridge or the last time I lied 7mo
TheBookAddict A really good book! 7mo
Kshakal I love the wife between us! @vkois88 7mo
JenReadsAlot The Secrets She keeps! @KLyn1 7mo
Smangela Does Bird Box count? I feel like it kind of does @Lmstraubie 7mo
Susanita I loved The Cuckoo‘s Calling and would love to read this book too. @dariazeoli 7mo
Jess7 @Susanita please send me your name and address and I‘ll get it mailed to you this week! My email is my username dot Litsy at gmail.com 7mo
Susanita Cool!!!! 7mo
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MallenNC
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I liked this one better than the first in the series. The mystery in this one was more intriguing (but also gross) and I am enjoying getting to know the two main characters. I love how the detective work plays out, and how Strike is starting to rely on Robin as a partner.

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Mdargusch
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I‘ve posted this shelf before and it‘s probably exactly the same as today except I‘ve added overflow books! This is my #thriller TBR bookshelf. 🙈 I hope I get to these someday. #octoberxfiles

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I spy lots of good ones!!! 👀 8mo
Cinfhen Love that shelf 😍🤩 8mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 8mo
Reviewsbylola It just keeps growing. 😆 8mo
emilyhaldi Someday... 😊 8mo
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BooknerdsLife
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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""Someone bloody famous," said the hoarse voice on the end of the line,"
Another great first liner! Just reached the gruesome part of the book & I can't put it down! 2nd book in the series, it still shocks me that this is written by the same author #JKRowling who brought us the amazing wizardry world of #HarryPotter! Totally different style, yet both equally brilliant!
#Mystery #Murder #CurrentRead #booknerd #bookaddict #bookandcoffee #bookquote

RavenLovelyReads That cuppa is beautiful 😍😍 8mo
BooknerdsLife @RavenLovelyReads awww thank you 😘😘 7mo
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BellaBookNook
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Pickpick

I liked book one better partly because the murder in this one was graphic for my taste. I also liked the characters better in book one. But I still enjoyed the book and will continue with the series. #mystery

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TheBookStacker
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I‘m enjoying this so much more than the first book. Plan to finish it this weekend, fall weather is coming and I couldn‘t be happier! Ginny seems pretty chuffed about the weather as well.

Gaylagal2 Great book and Ginny is adorable!🐾 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Book two was just as delightfully mysterious as book one! An author is literally strung up and disemboweled after figuratively doing so to practically everyone in his own life via his latest novel. Strike must prove his client innocent by finding the real killer. He and Robin build on their previous working relationship, too. It‘s about time that I joined the frenzied joy about this series!

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2018

MarticaMustRead Love this series! Listening to the latest installment on audio (#3) currently!👂💓📖🎧 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MarticaMustRead Nice! I did audio on book 1 and ebook for book 2. Not sure how I‘ll go with book three, although I own the ebook. 8mo
MarticaMustRead You might want to consider audio for #3- seeing as how it's just one 650 pgs (🤪)lol. 😉 8mo
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MarticaMustRead *over 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MarticaMustRead Wowza! That‘s long! 8mo
Blaire This series is great! 8mo
TheNextBook I just finished this again too! I‘m going to read the next one in November. And then finally Lethal White. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheNextBook This was a first read for me, but I think lots of people are rereading because of Lethal White. 8mo
TheNextBook Because she took way too long between books this time!!!! I enjoyed this reread though! 8mo
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TheBookStacker
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Adding these 2 to my currently reading stack along with The Way of King‘s.

Gaylagal2 I loved the Silkworm🤓 8mo
Addison_Reads 💜 Roald Dahl! This is one of my favorites by him. 8mo
TheBookStacker @Gaylagal2 I have only read the first one which I didn‘t like that much but I hear they only get better so I‘m trying the others. @Addison_Reads I love him as well, growing up I think I read his entire catalog many times over, my favorite is The BFG. 8mo
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klbwriting
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Welp this was amazing. With the first book I knew quick who the killer was and enjoyed watching Strike figure it out. This one I had no clue at all until the big reveal and man was it a good reveal. Loved it. So awesome.

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klbwriting
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Imma finish this guy tonight because I dont know who did it. The first book I called about 5 chapters in...this one I got no clue and I MUST KNOW! See you again in a few hours

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TheNextBook
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A reread. A mood. A lifestyle. I‘m #leadinguptolethalwhite with this series reread and dammit this series is really good. I want to finish quickly but I‘m also trying to take my time!!!!!

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MellieAntoinette
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“Dangers, like stars, in dark attempts best shine.”

Robin Strike is just bloody good company. Even if they are knee deep and neck high in murderous gore! Yes, I totally see them as one name...like a couple of Cormarobins! Teehee 😜

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klbwriting
The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith

Is it just me or did this book pick up so much faster than the first? I'm on page 175 and already so much has happened I can't imagine it being another 300ish pages! So good and exciting. Love it! Makes me want to go back to Dean Koontz a little bit and ignore my massive YA TBR list! Anyone else have books they read that make them want to switch genres?

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MellieAntoinette
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“Ineptitude is no f-ing defense under the law!”

😳 You tell ‘em, Cormy! May I call you Cormy? No, okay then!

vivastory 😂 I loved this one 9mo
Asthecroweflies The Kingdom of Ash is coming out October 23rd. I‘m so excited! 9mo
queerbookreader Cormy is far better than "pube head" so I doubt he'd mind ? 9mo
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MellieAntoinette @Asthecroweflies Right! I heard it‘s over 900 pages! Squeeeeeee! 9mo
MellieAntoinette @queerbookreader Such an odd reference. And from Robin‘s mouth! I swear it literally jumped of the page!!! 9mo
MellieAntoinette @vivastory Right! So good! 9mo
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