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Etiquette & Espionage
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education. Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail's legions of fans have come to adore.
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i-am-papercrane
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Today‘s #colormepretty prompt is #purple!

Etiquette & Espionage is a good book, but it couldn‘t figure out the target audience. It does have an interesting plot, so I would recommend to anyone who likes spy/renaissance fiction stories.

The Crown was the last book in the series, and I liked it, but it didn‘t live up to the other books.

I didn‘t enjoy Beautiful Creatures, but friends have told me it‘s good, so I plan to try it again.

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fenchxrch
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Mehso-so

Gail Carriger is soon doing a book launch for her final Custard Protocol book, Reticence. I'm gonna go! In prep, I'm reading through some of her books since I haven't read much besides her main series, The Parasol Protectorate.

The premise of this finishing school sounds so badass and fun! I was reading to dive in and read all the books in the series. Too bad this read more like children's book than a YA novel. There also wasn't enough action!

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Good one 🤗 1mo
Cathythoughts Great cover 1mo
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theshrinkette
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Got a little downtime before a meeting so trying to cheer myself up on this shit fest of a Monday.

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Chrys
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Pickpick

This was a easy to read, action focused YA that I found to be a perfect book for while I was jet-lagged. It held my attention and I liked the characters. The story was fairly entertaining, though no real twists. I will read more of the series, but will likely save them for when I need something light. And of course now I want a Bumbersnoot, because who doesn‘t want a steampunk mechanical dog 😁

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Battledoll
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
Pickpick

This was a really fun YA book. Looking forward to checking out the whole series. Carriger has a few other series out as well and they look equally as fun. Definitely going to be reading more of her stuff.

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Preciouz29
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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A lot of friends suggested I start the series and I‘m really glad they did, because this is such a fun and breezy series!

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Laura317
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
Pickpick

This was a very cute book. While it is probably aimed at a younger audience, I still immersed myself in an England full of vampires, werewolves, fly men, pickle men and general steampunk fun. I can‘t wait to read the rest of this series.

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Laura317
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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What fun this book is! Sephronia seems to be cut from similar cloth as Flavia de Luce. I am just into it, and I can say that I want a Bumblesnoot.

Eyelit I think it‘s safe to say everyone wants a Bumblesnoot 😄 (edited) 2mo
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ladym30
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Starting this series today😍

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bookandbedandtea
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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I suppose a visit to Hogsmeade is too obvious? In that case: have a steampunk pet à la Katsu or Bumbersnoot.
#FictionBucketList
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick 🤣🤣🤣 I have “Feed Bumbernoot coal for a job well done” on my list! 2mo
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Chelleo
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Started this after bailing on The Library book. I feel like I‘m in for a wild ride 🤪 and I‘m here for it.

SW-T Carriger‘s books are entertaining 😊 3mo
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Kinda_Crazy
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Pickpick

After reading the Parasol Protectorate series this book can be a little bit difficult to get into due to expectations. That being said it is a good book in its own right and the peak you get into characters that show up in the protectorate books as their younger selves helps to flesh out secondary characters.

rretzler Welcome to Litsy!📖🎉 4mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 4mo
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Kinda_Crazy
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I'm absolutely obsessed with Gail Carriger's books. Highly recommend to anyone who likes Victorian Englang, steampunk, Vampires/Werewolves, or Tea. 🍵 #finishingschool

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
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wanderinglynn I didn‘t enjoy this series as much as I enjoyed her Parasol Protectorate series. But I think I just really liked how independent and unique Alexa is. And welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 4mo
Kinda_Crazy I read the Parasol Protectorate series first and I am having a harder time delving into this series as much as I did the other. I think the problem I'm having is that the main characters are so different so it's taking me a moment to wrap my head around it. But I love Gail Carriger's writing style and I'm trying to read all of her books in the next few months. Thank you all for the welcome!! 4mo
BethM Welcome! 4mo
tpixie Welcome!! 🥳📚🥳 4mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 Soulless is still my favorite Carriger book 📚 💕 4mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 4mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Cinfhen Lots of #LitsyLove for this series 4mo
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saresmoore
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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I went in search of a light, fun audiobook to accompany me on my daily walk and found this. It‘s just what the homeopathic healer ordered! My only frustration so far is the audio narrator‘s attempt at a French accent. My gosh, it‘s cringeworthy. 😣 Also, I‘m hoping there might be some diversity in the charactees, but I‘m not holding my breath.

julesG Agree on the French accent. "Whot!" Diversity? Let me think. They do have names that start with different consonants. 4mo
Cathythoughts Oh dear moi !! @julesG 😂😂😂 4mo
ravenlee I think “diversity” in this series is mostly including vampires and werewolves. And there is one black character. Just the one. 4mo
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saresmoore @ravenlee @julesG That‘s what I was afraid of. #weneeddiversebooks 4mo
julesG Well, some cross-dressing happens. It's set in Victorian times, so I never expected it to be very diverse. 4mo
saresmoore @julesG I guess I just thought that in a reimagined world where, in 1851, vampires and automatons are in the mix, it wouldn‘t be a stretch to add some racial diversity at the very least. 4mo
julesG Maybe next time. 😉 4mo
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Eggbeater
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Gail Carriger's books always have a good sense of humor and fun and Moira Quirk's audio narration really brings out those aspects. The book is light and adventurous steampunk with memorable characters. I am naming my next dog Bumbersnoot in honor of the starring mechanimal.

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Jadams1776
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Pickpick

I‘m finally working my way through my Audible backlog. I love a steampunk mystery. This one has the added bonus of a mechanical dog!

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This was super cute. 💖📚

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ravenlee
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I enjoyed this very much! I usually don‘t care for steampunk, but it really worked. I love Sophronia and her adventures aboard the floating finishing school. My favorites are Soap, Vieve, and Bumbersnoot (and Sidheag is growing on me).

I won‘t dive right into the next one, because my owned TBR has been giving me dirty looks over all the library books, but I will get to it soon.

4/5⭐️

ravenlee I don‘t understand how Sophronia couldn‘t figure out Mrs. Barnaclegoose was the one who recommended her, though. It seemed pretty obvious to me for several reasons, and because of that it felt like a plot hole. 5mo
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ravenlee
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I was reading along, enjoying this book much more than I expected to (steampunk doesn‘t appeal to me), and then this whole passage just seemed very out of character.

There‘s another short bit later in the same vein, and neither really fits with the rest of the book. Distracting.

Coffeedaily Same characters? Or a cut and paste problem? 5mo
ravenlee @Coffeedaily The style of the book to this point has been very action-focused, and while it‘s third-person narrative it‘s focused on Sophronia‘s perspective. This seems like the narrator is taking a step back and giving information to the reader that the characters don‘t have. It stands out to me because, at more than 2/3 through the book, it‘s the first such instance. 5mo
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ravenlee
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger

I actually got half an hour to myself this morning to read and start a cup of tea! Before the husband got up and the kiddo emerged.

It‘s amazing how much more centered I feel when my day starts like that.

Ddzmini I agree when you have time to focus especially in the morning it‘s so beneficial 😋👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
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ravenlee
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Oh my, French letters! How scandalous!

But seriously, are YA readers supposed to get this reference or is it just a wink-wink nudge-nudge for those of us who‘ve read enough romances?

Redwritinghood Maybe it gets them to do a google search, too. 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m sure I‘ve never come across the term in romance (don‘t read many) and I know what it means… but I‘m 32. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
ravenlee @Clare-Dragonfly I have encountered it in period romances, and probably a few other books, but it‘s nothing I‘ve ever seen explained anywhere. And I know it wasn‘t one of the terms being used in high school or college! 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly I just asked my craft group (we‘re in our 20s-40s) and no one else knew what French letters were! I was very surprised. 5mo
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IndoorDame
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Time constraints tend to stress me out so I haven‘t officially signed on to either of this weekend‘s readathons but I am spending my time home, buried in a stack of books, cheering everyone on

This was my first Gail Carriger & I just love the world she created! I really want to go back & read the parasol protectorate series so I can spend more time in this amazing, fun, functional, steampunk literary universe populated with werewolves & vampires

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julesG
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Ready! Let's get this started by finishing the #ParasolverseReadalong book.

#24in48 #readathon

@24in48

Kaye 👍🏼 6mo
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julesG
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Thinking of you, @kaye.

Pic of the waiting room at my daughter's speech therapist's.

My daughter is singing strange lyrics in her room, right now.

My son does not want to understand English grammar (test on Wednesday) and still needs to do the correction for his last English test. 😩

The cats are both sleeping and I would so love to read but have to go prepare dinner. But, I got some reading in earlier.

Weaponxgirl Hope dinner was good 😊 6mo
julesG @Weaponxgirl I liked it, but the kids were not impressed. I made potato-quark-pancakes (savoury with spring onions). My daughter complained about too much yoghurt in the mix (there wasn't any, it was quark) and my son thought they were *all* burnt. (it was just one, the obligatory first one, he didn't have to eat it) - insert mega eye roll. 6mo
Weaponxgirl @julesG the first one is always burnt! 6mo
julesG @Weaponxgirl Exactly, that's a must. 6mo
Kaye Thank you Jules. ♥️ 6mo
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Really getting on a roll with this reread. The audiobook is excellent.

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Maria514626
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A day late. Oh well. 😌
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@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 6mo
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Maria514626
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The writing in this book is so delightful! They may be #steampunk but they‘re still adolescent girls. 😆😆

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 6mo
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Maria514626
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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I broke down and bought an eReader. I love that I don‘t have to leave the house to get a book. 👏👏(Reading on my iPad was terrible and heavy.) It‘s not too bad! #blameitonlitsy — seriously!
I bought a cheap, refurbished Kindle since it‘s a trial. If I actually use it I can buy a fancier version—so says me. 😆😆

julesG My daughter loves her refurbished kindle. She's had it for two years now and it works fine. 6mo
LauraBeth You‘re going to love it! 6mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m 50/50 on whether I‘d really use one or not... love my hardcovers 6mo
Maria514626 @Jules and @LauraBeth I‘m already in love! @CouronneDhiver Nothing beats the feel of a book book. 🙂 6mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Levels of Evil Genius! Bahahaha! 🧐

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Maria514626
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I'm off chasing this entertaining squirrel. Gail Carriger's writing is a delight! Never thought I'd like steampunk but there you go.

julesG Wanted to ask a few days ago already, are you doing the #parasolversereadalong? 6mo
Maria514626 @julesg What is the #parasolversreadalong? I‘m trying to parse the word and I‘m intrigued. 😊 6mo
julesG I only found out when @Crinoline_Laphroaig posted about Gail Carriger's big 2019 readalong. https://gailcarriger.com/2018/12/14/the-great-2019-parasolverse-read-along-sched... 6mo
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Maria514626 @Julesg This looks like fun! Not sure if I can keep up with all of my other books. 😱 Are you doing? (edited) 6mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @julesG Isn't it fun! I finished E & E yesterday. @Maria514626 still plenty of time to jump in. We're right at the 2nd book. You have until Jan 20 to finish Etiquette and Espionage. 1st book is very short story. 6mo
julesG I'm trying to do it since the books have been on my #MountTBR for ages. Wanted to read E&E tomorrow, or rather start it. @Crinoline_Laphroaig 6mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Pickpick

Wonderful to reread adventures of two of my favorite characters: Bumbersnoot & Vieve. Blooms of my pink Christmas cactus remind me of pink ball gowns. "If heaven were to be defined as a pink tulle ball gown resplendent with bows and frills, along with giggling bosom companions." ?????
#parasolversereadalongadalong
#prettyinpink #flowerfriday

readordierachel How pretty! 6mo
TNbookworm 💕💕 6mo
Dragon Lovely plant, is it a Christmas cactus??🐉 6mo
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jpmcwisemorgan
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger

The full #ParasolProtectorate readalong continues with the first of the #FinishingSchool series - 1/7 to 1/20. The fun in re-reading is that you pick up on things that are related to something later. There‘s some discussion in the Parasol Protectorate group on FB and Carriger has been posting “extras” so if you‘re a fan it‘s worth checking out.

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R.L.Walker
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Pickpick

What a fun book! Would have loved it more as a teen, but still enjoyed it.

CoffeeNBooks I really enjoyed this one! I 💙 Bumbersnoot! 7mo
R.L.Walker @CoffeeNBooks bumbersnoot was a great addition!! 7mo
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DarcysMom
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Thank you for the thoughtful extras @Readergrrl - I am glad you enjoyed the book! #LMPBC

bookish_wookish UCONN!!!! 7mo
Readergrrl I‘m glad that your book finally made it home to you! It was a fun read and I‘ve purchased another copy for my classroom. Thanks for introducing it to me! 7mo
DarcysMom @Readergrrl I hope your students love it! I think they will. 🦑🐙 7mo
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GivenLemons
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Pickpick

After a hard week, I needed the whimsy and charm of a Gail Carriger book, and this did not disappoint! A lot of fun, but now I need a Bumbersnoot too!

CoffeeNBooks I 💙 Bumbersnoot!! 7mo
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emtobiasz
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Yesterday in PGH was so warm we opened all the windows all day— in December! Olive and I got to enjoy the third floor I‘ve been working on while I started a new #YA #steampunk series.

Today, of course, it‘s gray and cool again. We‘re cozy but missing that ☀️

iread2much This is such a fun series! I wish she had continued it a bit more 7mo
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BookaholicNatty
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I have fallen in love with Gail Carriger!!!! So I was soooo excited to get these! I‘m currently listening to her audiobook Shameless(Book 3) of the Parasol Procterate! I can‘t get enough of that series so I‘m sure I will love these too!!

Elma She's one of my favorites. I have a couple in this series, but haven't read them yet. 8mo
Gissy I want to read them too and Soulless 8mo
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hissingpotatoes
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Mehso-so

2.5/5⭐ It had some of the quirky charm I expect of Carriger, & I enjoyed seeing some of the Parasol Protectorate characters younger. But Sophronia was annoyingly perfect: almost always came up with the ideas, made the connections, saved the day. It would have made much more sense, been more rewarding for others to share the spotlight, for Sophronia to fail & learn along the way. Race issues handled poorly. #projectsams #projecttbr #mateathon

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Gillyreads
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Currently reading

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Lovesbooks87
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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@Readergrrl I just sent out my #LMPBC book to you. They said it should be there by Thursday. Can't believe this round is almost over!

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CoffeeNBooks
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I 💙 Bumbersnoot, Sophronia's pet robodog. #NewHogwartsAdventure #pet @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Velvetfur Bumbersnoot! What a brilliant name! 😂 10mo
vkois88 Bumbersnoot was the best! 10mo
KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee He‘s the best! 10mo
Michollio 💙💚💜 Bumbersnoot 10mo
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Lovesbooks87
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Pickpick

This book was action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Sophronia is sent to finishing school to become a proper lady and she is not happy about it at all. What she doesn't know is that she has a totally different adventure waiting for her. I never would have read this book if it wasn't my #lmpbc book. It just isn't what I would normally read, but it was so good! I can't wait to read the other books!

CoffeeNBooks I 💙 Bumbersnoot! 😁 10mo
Lovesbooks87 @CoffeeNBooks I know he was so cute! I can't wait to see the other adventures that they get into. Just waiting for the 2nd and 4th book to come in the mail. I was lucky and found a copy of the 3rd book at the dollar store! 10mo
CoffeeNBooks @Lovesbooks87 I liked the first book so much that I bought the series for my classroom library, but haven't read any of the others yet. That's awesome that you found one at the dollar store! Your store gets way better books than mine does! 10mo
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Lovesbooks87
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Sunday morning cuddles while starting my #LMPBC book!

britt_brooke 💚🐾 10mo
tammysue Sweet 💕 10mo
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Lovesbooks87
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I got the #LMPBC book today. I can't wait to read it!

EH2018 @Lovesbooks87 yay you got it! Just in the nick of time... 11mo
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EH2018
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@Lovesbooks87 the next #LMPBC is on the way!

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EH2018
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Started this one today! Action packed so far #LMPBC Round 3 😊

Wan.der.love Love that cover 😍 11mo
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Chellebearss
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Bailedbailed

I really loved Cariger‘s Parasol Protectorate and the Custard Protol series but I‘ve had to bail on this one. It‘s too YA silly for my current mood 😢

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DarcysMom
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DarcysMom @EH2018 Did the book make it to you? 12mo
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