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Lies Sleeping
Lies Sleeping: The Seventh Rivers of London novel | Ben Aaronovitch
A fabulous new adventure, London under threat, and the scent of magic in the air . . . it must be a new Rivers of London mystery . . .
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SW-T
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Pickpick

Another rollicking installment in a fun and entertaining series. Can‘t wait to see what‘s up next! 😊

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Grrlbrarian
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Productivity is over-rated, especially on the weekends. Know what isn‘t overrated? Reading 😍

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JaneyWaneyB
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Mehso-so

A good instalment of the Rivers of London series. Aaronovitch always does his research and cleverly uses history to shape his stories. I like the characters and how the plot flows from one book to the next. The only thing with this book it felt a little disjointed in places and I often felt like I'd skipped a page as suddenly the subject changed or the action began. For that reason it is a 3.5 🌟 review for this book.

#Books #BookNerd #Bookaholic

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Bug_gwen
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Pickpick

Only halfway through but really enjoying it. Always fun to find yourself back in a fictional world you recognize from earlier books

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I love this whole series! 4w
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JaneyWaneyB
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JaneyWaneyB
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How is it Monday? Kick starting my week off with a few chapters on my way to work. I'm really enjoying the 8th book in this series, Aaronovitch mixes history, magic and police work brilliantly. I had to use my Gandalf bookmark for this book about Met Police Wizards 🧙‍♂️

#ReadingCommuter #books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Wizards #Detective #Fantasy #History #London #SeriesRead #Magic #CaseToSolve #BookNerd

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Verity
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Pickpick

Loved this, although they‘re definitely getting more and more tied to the overarching plot. I think we‘re at a point now where they wouldn‘t make sense if you started here. I do love the nods to the graphic novels too.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Book 7 in the Rivers of London series is fast & fun! I was slumping a bit and these adventures of Peter Grant snapped me out of it big-time. The underlying magic of modern London along with major progress in the ongoing diabolical plans of the Faceless Man make this an excellent installment.
#seriesread #riversofLondon

Bradleygirl ooo i will have to stack the rest of these, I've only read book 1! 1mo
Ericalambbrown I love this series so much! I got the first one from blind date with a book - I wouldn‘t have heard of these otherwise. 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘ve bought this entire series on Audible! I love it so much! 1mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Ericalambbrown I stumbled on this series too - and haven‘t looked back! 1mo
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Swe_Eva
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Such a brilliant series with such brilliant characters. 💜💜💜 #favoriteseries #currentlyreading

Freespirit Want to get to this series! 2mo
Swe_Eva @Freespirit Have fun when you do - it‘s quite wonderful. 💜 2mo
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rabbitprincess
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Another enjoyable adventure tagging along with Peter and the Folly crew. I love how the magical and the mundane interact (esp. when Nightingale is using modern tech 😍), and as a process nerd I am ridiculously intrigued by the little glimpses of how they're documenting Folly processes and procedures.

Centique I agree! I‘d be quite happy to read about the most mundane parts of this world, it‘s just fun to be in it. 😍 2mo
rabbitprincess @Centique And Peter makes such a charming protagonist! I love that he is so curious about magic and very down-to-earth as well. 2mo
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Verity
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Look what arrived!

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Ericalambbrown
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📚: tagged
🎥: Robin Hood (Disney cartoon version)
🎶 : Fox on the Run by Sweet

#ManicMonday

JoScho 💙🦊💙 2mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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OMG! My fav. Now I'm all caught up!

The Faceless Man's final plans are coming together, and Peter and all his allies must rush to save London. Arthurian mythology makes an appearance and adds greater depth to the demimonde, but the story didn‘t get swamped by a ton of Arthurian history.

Enough got wrapped up for a satisfying conclusion, but also left enough for, hopefully, a new phase of stories.

ALSO! MOLLY! I love Molly so much. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

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rwmg
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As usual, great fun read but my memory of details of events in the earlier books has faded so sometimes I don't really get what is being referenced

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rwmg
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Swe_Eva Fantastic series! 4mo
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rwmg
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It looks weird to me as well

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KathyWheeler
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Pickpick

I sure hope this is not the last book in this series; it reads like it could be. Peter and Lesley meet face-to-face and there‘s an ending to the story of the Faceless Man.

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Kateri
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“However, should you spot a window of opportunity to deploy your undoubted talents at bolloxing things up for Chorley et al, feel free to proceed. But carefully.” - Seawoll

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KathyWheeler
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1 hour and 52 minutes left of this book; a couple of good walks should finish it up. We went to the beach today because it was such a lovely day. Now I feel relaxed. 😊 #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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It kept threatening to rain, but it never did — probably because I was prepared for it with my umbrella. If I‘d not been prepared, it would have poured. #audiowalk

wordzie 😄 5mo
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KathyWheeler
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Today‘s lesson in spells in Peter‘s world. Spells can be written as equations because each spell is actually cast by combining “forma” in various ways. For example, “Luxe” forms light; “Impelo” moves an object — Luxe + Impelo forms a fireball that‘s thrown at something. There‘s more advanced ones that use parentheses and other things. Nerdy stuff; I know — magic through math. 😊 #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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There‘s no map for my walk because I had to walk on an indoor track because of the rain. I did learn more about the history of wizardry in Peter Grant‘s world. I really want to comment on the Rivers of London narrator‘s (Kobna Holdbrook-Smith) skills — he is fantastic and deserves all the narration awards. I can easily distinguish all the characters because of the distinct voices he uses for each.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Oh man Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is so good!!! I developed like an audio crush on him after listening to a bunch of this series in a row. 5mo
KathyWheeler @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian now that I‘m almost finished with what‘s out in this series, I‘m looking for other books he‘s narrated. Another narrator I really like is Xe Sands who narrates Juliet Blackwell‘s books. 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @KathyWheeler ooh, haven't heard of Xe Sands I'll have to check it out! 5mo
KathyWheeler @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian To me there‘s just something right about her voice for the books she reads. 5mo
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KathyWheeler
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More Peter Grant adventures. This one deals more directly with Peter‘s nemesis, the Faceless Man. #audiowalk

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Kaddele
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#audiocrochet to my favourite audiobook reader - fantastic performance as always. 😍

PickwickPlockPlock He's my favourite audio reader, too. Your project looks great, love the colours! 6mo
Kaddele @PickwickPlockPlock He‘s got the tone and the characters spot on, Rivers of London is a rare case where I actually prefer the audio to reading the actual book. The yarn is gorgeous- really soft and the colours are even nicer in daylight. 6mo
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imyril
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Pickpick

Well I gobbled up Lies Sleeping in just over 24 hours - it‘s the usual entertaining rollercoaster (although honestly? I think it needed one more round of edits). I love how Peter has grown up so much, and how domestic he has become. I also love how the demimonde keeps evolving - nothing is ever quite what I expect. Plus it made me a bit teary, which always means bonus points.

shanaqui I need to get to this already! I'm listening to the audiobooks with Lisa, but we're so slow now we're not frantically cross-stitching Christmas gifts! 6mo
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imyril
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Heh. I guess it‘s fair for book seven to tell you not to be an idiot and go start from the beginning ;)

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PatienceFortitude
Pickpick

Just finished this! Any other Littens reading the #PeterGrant books? Or want to start a #RiversOfLondon buddy read? I would love to go back and read the whole series in a few months, because I cannot wait until the next one!

Grrlbrarian I‘ve read all the other #RiversofLondon and this is next up on my TBR 👌 6mo
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PatienceFortitude

I will not stay up late and finish this book

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Dogearedcopy
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This past year, I read 60 SFF titles, admittedly most of them backlist, but from the 2018 releases, this was the most satisfying: Ben Aaronovitch redeems himself from a run of weak offerings with this conclusion to the Faceless Man story arc.

DC Peter Grant has come a long way from the days of being a clueless PC and novice wizard pounding the pavement in London.

The audio edition is *excellent* (narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith)

#2018faves

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emtobiasz
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Finished up my jigsaw puzzle while listening to this much-anticipated library hold. I got several new puzzles for Christmas, so I‘m looking forward to spending some time here this winter! 🧩❄️🧩 #audiobook #audiopuzzling

TrishMcCallister Sounds fun! I am working on a large puzzle of a scene from Cinderella. They are surprisingly addictive! 7mo
aymiereads Such a cozy looking space! 😍 7mo
AlaMich I keep thinking I want to do a puzzle, and then I remember that we have a 😺 7mo
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umbrellagirl
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Chocolate ✅
Books ✅
Christmas Eve ✅
Jolabokaflod ✅
#jolabokaflod

BookHoarder32 Great book choices! 7mo
umbrellagirl @BookHoarder32 Thank you. Just finished Beekeeper‘s Apprentice. 👍🏻👍🏻 7mo
BookHoarder32 Awesome! That series is so good 7mo
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NotADog
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For science!

esurient Hahaha. 7mo
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Dragon
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Pickpick

I‘m still in love with Detective Constable Peter Grant 💙. Thoroughly enjoyed this entry in the Rivers of London series. As usual Peter is using a mix of modern police procedures and Newtonian magic forms to stop evil magicians from running amok in London. A fast, fun read !

Centique Awww I‘m so glad we share this series love as well as Mary Balough and Courtney Milan. 😍 7mo
Dragon Thanks @Centique me too!!! Love those romance writers. 💕 and thanks for the birthday wishes! 💚💙💜❤️ 7mo
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Centique
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Pickpick

Number 7 in the Peter Grant series - I enjoyed it hugely although it‘s not my favourite of the series. As other people have said it seems to be tying up some plot ends in order to launch into a new phase. Whatever, it‘s always fun to hang out with Peter and Bev. (Note: there were at least five glaring editing mistakes in my edition which is the most I‘ve ever seen - typos and missing words etc - sad for the author)

Leftcoastzen Seems they don‘t believe in hiring copy editors anymore!😔 7mo
MarcelloConway Yes, sad about the typos (especially for such a big author). I notice them a lot - strange. 7mo
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Centique
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“...guarding Richard Williams hospital room along with a reassuringly solid member of Protection Command in full ballistic armour and armed with an H&K MP5 submachine gun. Her name was Lucy and she had three children under the age of 5.
“Compared to them” she told us “I don‘t find this job stressful at all.“

Just another example of why I love you, Ben Aaronovitch. 😍

CarolynM 😂😂😂 7mo
batsy Bahaha! 7mo
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BookHoarder32
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So good! It's amazing how fast this series has gone from me not knowing of its existence, to cementing them as one of my favorite series ever. I have the graphic novels to read still, but I'm trying to hold off. (I'll let you know how that goes...)

I'm definitely planning on rereading this series next year. 📚🎯

Ericalambbrown I absolutely love this series! I got the first book through a Blind Date with a Book subscription and 😍!!! I read them all this year, too, except for the graphic novels. 7mo
Libby1 I have the first two books of the series but am holding off to finish some other series I‘ve been working on! 7mo
BookHoarder32 @Ericalambbrown Awesome! I love being surprised by a new series. 7mo
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BookHoarder32 @Libby1 Looking forward to your reviews! 🤓 7mo
Libby1 @BookHoarder32 - you‘re very kind! 😃 7mo
WeeWeegieBookworm I was the same. I bought the first book on a kindle deal years ago and it just stayed on the TBR pile. But once I did start it, I had caught up with the whole series within a month and now can't wait for the next Peter Grant adventure! 7mo
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lisakoby
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Pickpick

I love this series. My absolute favourite of the year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BookHoarder32 Agreed! 📚😍 7mo
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Dogearedcopy
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Pickpick

🎧 The 7th Book in the Rivers of London/Peter Grant series wraps up the Faceless Man story arc and clears the way for the next phase in DS Grant‘s life (next book due 3/31/19.) Aaronovitch‘s writing style has slowed down and matured from the fast & furiously sharp initial offerings and so have his characters and even the audiobook narrator; but it‘s well researched and entertaining though I have no idea where “a tin of vampire” came from!?

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🎧 Starting this one today

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith *is* Peter Grant, the London DS with nascent wizardry skills. I suspect if it weren‘t for the audiobook editions, I would have dropped the series by now (diluted with GNs, novellas, and weak stories lately) but I‘m hoping that this will be redemptive, restoring my faith in Aaronovitch.

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Ericalambbrown
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Does anyone else here occasionally obsess over the food they read about? Today I searched out cheese puffs with bacon because I couldn‘t get them out of my head after a particular chapter of this book TEN DAYS AGO. 🤣 https://www.thespruceeats.com/cheddar-bacon-puffs-3050905

Susanita I sought out shrimp and grits for weeks after a character in a book I was reading was eating them. 8mo
Ericalambbrown @Susanita 🤣 I‘m glad I‘m not alone! 💕 8mo
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Pickpick

I need the next book nowwwww!!!!!
🖤🖤🖤

Ericalambbrown Same. 8mo
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Had to be done. Sorry 😂

julesG 😂😂😂😂😂 8mo
Heideschrampf Haha yeah, i had to snigger at that one, too! 🙈 8mo
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Wandering_Resident
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Soooo excited for this new book, especially on audio! I love Kobna Holdbrook-Smith‘s narration so much.

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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

Another fun book in this series! Kobna Holdbrook-Smith‘s audio performance is exceptionally good as always. I read and listen to each book in this series because the audio versions are so delightful. If you like fantasy books set in our own world and haven‘t tried the Rivers of London series, I cant recommend it highly enough.

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bunny
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Pickpick

I am one of those people who is terrible at keeping up with ongoing series. In fact, Rivers of London is the only one that I've managed to read every volume of. With that in mind:

Lies Sleeping builds nicely on what's come before, and is focused almost entirely on the overarching plot of the series. There's a lot of payoff in this book and, in my opinion, it been worth waiting for. I can't wait to see where the series goes next!

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liz.e.beth

If you like the Dresden Files, can I take a second and recommend this series. It is so entertaining and funny, think British Dresden. This is the newest entry in the series and I have to ration it because its like a bar of delicious chocolate and I don't want to eat the whole thing in one sitting.

Ericalambbrown This series is awesome! I‘m about 2/3 through this book now. They are SO GOOD! 8mo
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howjessreads
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I‘m listening to the newest book in the Rivers of London series and putting up Christmas decorations! How about you? #audiobook #audiodecorating

CouronneDhiver Did our tree decorating last night. Love it! No Friyay post this week? 8mo
howjessreads @CouronneDhiver oh hey. It‘s Friday. LOL. Oops. 8mo
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Ostaff1
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Another winner from Aaronovitch! #fantasy #procedural