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The Diviners
The Diviners | Libba Bray
Do you believe there are ghosts and demons and Diviners among us? Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfield girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her Uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray opens a brand-new historical series with The Diviners, where the glittering surface of the Roaring Twenties hides a mystical horror creeping across the country.
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DebbieGrillo
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

The Diviners by Libba Bray is an awesome historical/fantasy series.

Wanna play?
@jewright @Kammbia1 @peanutnine

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is on my shelf! 6mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book51
The first time I read this book, I had nightmares for a few weeks, but I HAD to know what was going to happen next, so I kept reading. This time, I didn‘t have nightmares, but it still creeped me out enough that I slept with the light on for a few nights. I love everything about this series: the characters, the supernatural elements, the bits of actual history sprinkled in, but especially the dialogue.

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Littlewolf1
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Pickpick

4.5⭐️ OK, this book is a pretty high score for me because the majority of it was amazing. It had me hooked from the beginning and had me on the edge of my seat waiting for what was happening next. However, the ending was just so bad for me. It felt so disconnected from the rest of the story and is making me question if I even want to continue the series. Which sucks because again, the majority of the book was so amazing.

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sarahgreatlove
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Pickpick

Scariest book I‘ve read in ages. The narration is fabulous and I reckon she probably captures the language of that time period better than if I were reading it on the page. But at more than one point I cranked the speed up to 2.5 just to get through the terror. Very well done ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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eri.reads
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Pickpick

Evie O'Neill has a gift, but it's in her best interest to hide it. It's 1926, during Prohibition, and after getting a bit drunk at a party she lets loose a secret that a wealthy young son holds, using her gift. She's shipped off to New York City to live with her uncle where a series of grisly murders occurs. Can she use her gift to help solve the mystery or will she become a victim? ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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EllanaRose
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Pickpick

This was a little slow to start, lots of world and character building rather than plot, but once the plot started it really went fast.

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EllanaRose
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Reading this for my book club and enjoying it so far. I love the world building, it feels like being in the 1920s

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PaperbackPrincess19
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Pickpick

One of my all time favourite series. Yet to read it but the audiobook was absolutely amazing and the narrator/s did such an amazing job. Definitely a must read and I highly recommend the audio. Anyone else lucky enough to have the finance to buy this @fairyloot edition?

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demicaractere
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I am ecstatic. I've been looking to buy a used copy of The Diviners for forever and I found this one at my local library's store in almost perfect condition. I can't wait to buy the other books in the series! #thediviners #halloweenreads #bookhaul

GondorGirl My biggest complaint is that they changed the style on the cover art for every book. I just want a matching set! 😭 1y
demicaractere @GondorGirl yeah, I agree... Tbh I might buy another copy when I get the others so they can match. 1y
Cheshirecat913 Yay! Awesome find! I ❤ Libba Bray. 1y
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Smellslikereaderspirit
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Pickpick

🍃 What book are you currently reading?

❝𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒐 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒏𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍?❞ —𝑳𝒊𝒃𝒃𝒂 𝑩𝒓𝒂𝒚, 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔

#currentread #booksbooksbooks #bookaesthetic

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demicaractere
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It bothers me that so many people hate Evie as a character. Growing up with ADHD as a girl I've felt all of these things so strongly. You try your hardest to be good or polite or "normal;" in the end you lose track of time or you're too enthusiastic about that one subject or you miss a social cue or you say that impulsive thing. Your brain cracks under pressure and the harder you try the more you fail. The world isn't kind to the neurodivergent.

MidnightBookGirl I love this series, but I didn't realize there was so much hate for Evie. I personally think she's the bees knees! ;) 1y
demicaractere @MidnightBookGirl So many people I follow on Goodreads hate her. One of them even quit reading Lair of Dreams because of her. I think she's the bee's knees too. She might even be the elephant's eyebrows 1y
MaureenMc 💗💗 💗 1y
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Kenyazero
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I originally gave up finding a book in my physical collection for the #CuriousCovers car prompt (most of my books are fantasy) and picked a comic with a motorcycle on the cover. I noticed that the book I found in a little library two days ago has a car on it, though!

DivineDiana I have been wanting to read The Diviners. It seems to be recommended quite frequently. 2y
Kenyazero @DivineDiana it's deserving of many recommendations! It's a fun read. The audiobook is also really well done. I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it! 2y
DivineDiana Thank you! Good to know about the audio! 🎧 2y
Eggs 👏🏻📚🚘❤️ 2y
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Kenyazero
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Found a copy of a favorite book in a little library in a town I'm visiting for the weekend! #LittleLibrary #LFL

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Hestapleton
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Eggs ⚫️💜⚫️💜 Great catch up day 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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alecia3dixie
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Mehso-so

I really hated the first 2/3 of this book. I felt it was way longer than it needed to be. I was not connecting with the main character because she was so annoying. And most of the problems were just because they lacked communication and I hate that in books. Like JUST TALK! But towards the end I really did start to like it and I started liking the characters more. This books was 3 stars, but I will continue (:

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Mleanne
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ParkerFinn
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Pickpick

I was actually surprised that I liked this book. It had a great pace and a get build up to the story. I was fully submerged in the old supernatural world. Definite worth the hours it took to get through it! Can‘t wait to continue with the series.

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Rachiiebookdragon
The Diviners | Libba Bray

I have officially read 66 books this year, go me! 🥂Here‘s to a new year of reading! and Happy New Year to all! 🥂🍾

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Rachiiebookdragon
The Diviners | Libba Bray
Pickpick

What a book 😳 A WILD ride once I properly got into it, I DEFINITELY recommend the audiobook, its pos-i-tutely fabulous!, so tempted to get the next one from my library but considering it took me over 2 months to read this one 🤔 Maybe not yet.. 3.5/5

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PaulaNovotna
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First of all, I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! Second of all the characters and their backstories were exciting and I wanted to know more about them. Even the side characters who appeared for just a few pages had depth to them. Every character felt real, a person with fears, dreams and hopes. Third of all, the story itself was thrilling and I couldn't put the book down. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Cheshirecat913 I loved this book too! The atmosphere was so great in it and of course the characters. I also learned a bit more about that time period. I love your picture too! 2y
PaulaNovotna @Cheshirecat913 Thank you! I am so happy I discovered this series and can't wait to order the rest of the books. The characters are so good, I loved all of them (except Naught Jack of course) 😁 2y
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DebbieGrillo
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Demonic ghosts, flappers, diverse characters, biblical allusion, show girls, s serial killers, religious zealots, a mystery to be solved... what more could you want? I LOVED this one! Listening to the #audiobook only made it better.

MidnightBookGirl January LaVoy is amazing!!! 2y
BookwormM Sounds great 2y
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CloakNQuill
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Day 16
I‘ve been trying to get through this book for years. Multi-perspective horror with supernatural elements in 1920‘s Manhattan- my kind of book. I think by trying to keep up with new releases/ARCs has had me stray away.

My 2021 TBR will be devoted to 400+ p books I haven‘t had a chance to read.

#whatsonyourshelf #series #YA #supernatural

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DebbieGrillo
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britt_brooke 🔥 2y
BkClubCare 😟 2y
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DebbieGrillo
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"There is nothing more terrifying than the absoluteness of one who believes he's right. People will believe anything if it means they can go on with their lives and not have to think too hard about it."

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DebbieGrillo
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I've been listening to this on audio audiobook forever, but it is SO good!

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Meghan1
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one! I read it for an online YA book club that I am part of. This book also completed my Goodreads Challenge of reading 55 books in 2020!

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DebbieGrillo
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Yes. Yes, it is.

Texreader In a book I‘m reading that delves deeply into Judaism in the Middle Ages (a murder mystery during the pogroms in Portugal), there was quite an interesting “lesson” about the Abraham-Isaac story. I would mistell it I‘m sure if I tried, but it was an enlightening & more humanized explanation. I‘m not of the Jewish faith so I have no idea if that interpretation is still around but it was a breath of fresh air about a gruesome story. 2y
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DebbieGrillo
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"The line between faith and fanaticism is constantly shifting."

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Surprise #Bookmail!! Thank you Kristen for this awesome #LitsyLoveFallSwap package!! I LOVE everything and the bags are beautiful 💜💜 so sweet and thoughtful of you to think of me when I‘m not your swap partner 💕💕💕

Bookgoil You deserve all the love Misty! ❤️ 2y
Crazeedi Yay!!!🍂🍁😍❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookgoil awww thank you!! I took a nap and now noticed the pic didn‘t post!! 💜💜💜 2y
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Bookgoil I‘m so glad you got your nap!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookgoil I was so tired!!! 😴 2y
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dylanisreading
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This is my #scarathlon tbr, which is very much subject to change. I don't know yet if I'll be participating in any other readathons. We shall see!

@StayCurious

StayCurious Looks great! +26! 2y
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Angitron
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This book was exactly the escapist ride I need right now! Wonderfully detailed story set in 1920s New York, with just the right amount of creepiness. Listened to this on audiobook and I was completely blown away. January LaVoy absolutely nails it and makes every character come alive. I‘m very excited to continue the series!

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Readergrrl
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My next book for #LMPBC has arrived!! Can‘t wait to jump in. I finished this month‘s in record time and I will mail it out at the end of the week. Enjoying my group‘s picks so far!

mariaku21 I absolutely love and have about this series! I hope you enjoy it 😁 2y
iread2much Im excited to hear what you think. I didn‘t want to post about it and bias anyone 😄 2y
Readergrrl @Littlewolf1 @ads0123 @iread2much I‘m a little late this month. I apologize. I had a family emergency in September which completely derailed me from any kind of pleasure reading. Finally, though, I have been able to find some time to read. I‘m about half way through The Diviners and should be done by the end of the long weekend. I will expedite it ASAP when I‘m done. Sorry for the delay. 2y
iread2much No worries! 2y
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Sargar114
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Such an improvement! Loved the #audiobook version of this and will give the rest of the series a go in this format. Still a touch long even in this version, but still also got chills listening to certain passages. Bray paints such a vivid and beautiful portrait with her words; I‘m shocked I haven‘t seen this as a tv series or movie. Checked my first book off for this month‘s #bookspinbingo and this was my #bookspin! Woo hoo, two for one!!!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Awesome progress!! 2y
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Sargar114
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Halfway there! 💃

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Sargar114
The Diviners | Libba Bray
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Already enjoying this in the audio format. My biggest issue with it was my dislike for Evie, but I find her much less annoying being read by someone else. So maybe just the way I read it 🤷🏼‍♀️ #bookspin is opening a new way for me to enjoy/getting addicted to books , haha

TheAromaofBooks Glad the format change is working!! I've never been able to listen to audio books... I get too distracted and then miss a bunch of what is happening! 😂 3y
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Sargar114
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Happy #bookspinbingo! I‘m super excited for this month! My #bookspin is the tagged book; I‘ve read it but I‘ve heard wonderful things about the audio version so I figured I‘d give that a try. My #doublespin is The Rise of Magicks which will conclude a trilogy. I‘m already starting 21 - The Downstairs Girl for #sundaybuddyread, so after the spins I‘m gonna try for that bottom row....ambitious for me, but fun! Happy Reading!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking good!!! 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick You can do it! 3y
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Garabrandtreviews
The Diviners | Libba Bray

I am reading this one, and it's really interesting.... But I find myself easily distracted from reading it. There's a lot of Bray's Witt, charm and sarcasm. She is definitely great at making good, well developed characters, and the plot is interesting. It's just... Meh. I'm only halfway through the first book, though. Has anyone read it? What are your thoughts?

julesG I liked it, but the MC's effervescent personality was a bit grating. I listened to the audiobook, though. 3y
LibrarianRyan This took me a bit to get through as well. I loved it but it was long. 3y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#70 of my year

Caffeinated_Reader Ugggh I can‘t get into this one 🙇🏻‍♀️ I like it it‘s just a slow read for me currently on page 90 it‘s giving me anxiety because I should be farther along 😫 3y
Caffeinated_Reader Wooops forgot a review
Okay so at first this was slowww it took me like 2 day‘s to read 90 pages lol but then that 3rd day I flew through it. I ended up really liking it a lot. I definitely want to read the rest of the series. It was hard getting the rhythm of the story and lingo down but then I just imagined
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Caffeinated_Reader Harley Quinn the way she talks and boom I got it down so quick lol hey, whatever works right. The story was really interesting and had me feeling like I lived back in the early 1900‘s which is super cool. So yeah, I recommend 3y
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Carolyn11215
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#weeklyforecast Almost halfway through tagged book and really enjoying this occult mystery set in NYC in the roaring 20‘s! Have to start and finish Warcross for #doublespin.

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wideeyedreader
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Book— Tagged!
Author— Emily Dickinson
Movie/TV Show— Dirty Dancing
Singer or Band— Daughtry
Song— Desert Song by My Chemical Romance
#manicmonday #letterd

vivastory I've been meaning to read The Diviners 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Dirty Dancing 💃 3y
JoScho Thanks for playing 🤗💚 3y
KarouBlue Oooh Dirty Dancing! Good one! 3y
Nute Yay! Emily Dickinson!🤗 3y
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julesG
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#audioknitting

Finishing a shawl I started about a decade ago.

#knittersofLitsy

CrowCAH Congrats! 🧶 3y
LiteraryinLawrence That‘s great! 3y
Eggs Lovely 😊 3y
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Sharanya
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This was as deliciously creepy & satisfying as I remember it! Evie is the pinnacle of a witty, charming 1920s flapper — & a refreshing break from the “I‘m not like other girls” heroine. The serial-killer plot is gruesome — read with the lights on! — but intriguing. The best part, though, is how completely immersive the setting is. Every page is teeming with wonderful details about life in 1920s New York — & not just for the glamorous set. ★★★★☆.

PaperbackPrincess19 Such a well researched book, even the slang was captured. I‘m reading via audio and it is positutely fantastic, I highly recommend the audiobook, the experience is awesome! I sometimes read along on my Kindle whist listening. 3y
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night_shift
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#manicmonday #letterb @JoScho

(book) Bone Witch
(author) Libba Bray (see tagged)
(movie/tv) Breaking Bad
(singer/band) Bring Me The Horizon
(song) Back of My Mind - Two Feet ( https://youtu.be/6pDTxii0a2Y )

🦇🦇🦇

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊💜 3y
night_shift @JoScho thanks!! 3y
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Sharanya
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#currentlyrereading | wrenching myself away at last from L. M. Montgomery‘s beloved P. E. I. circa WWI to Manhattan, 1926. Traipsing along history via book, apparently!

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Pickpick

I love the 1920‘s setting and the elements of horror. The jazz-baby slang can be overdone at times, but the atmosphere is great! The protagonist starts off as a spoiled, selfish flapper who treats her best friend with careless disregard, but she shows growth by the end. Recommended!

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julesG
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Finished this shawl that I wanted to take to the #ReadingRetreat at #GladstonesLibrary. Guess I'll have to make another one to finish at the retreat in November. 😉

#HookersOfLitsy #audiocrochet

#24B4Monday @Andrew65 @jb72 @SumisBooks
#readathon

Freespirit Lovely shawl!
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Hufflepuffle Love those colours 😍 gorgeous shawl! 3y
squirrelbrain Yay! Glad you finished it (and had enough wool!). Hope you‘re Ok today 😘 3y
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julesG @squirrelbrain Thank you. I'm okay, still processing the window thing though. 3y
HannaPolkadots Beautiful shawl!🤩 3y
AmyG How pretty! 3y
julesG @AmyG Thank you! 3y
Crazeedi @julesG I love the colors, very lovely, you are so talented 3y
Andrew65 That‘s lovely 😊 And a great time. 👏👏👏 3y
Lindy It‘s beautiful! 😍 It looks like it would have been an excellent choice as a retreat project: simple enough to allow you to pay more attention to your surroundings and companions, while the shaping, and watching how the yarn coloration plays out, would keep it interesting. What is the fibre? 3y
Oryx That's beautiful! 3y
julesG @Crazeedi @Andrew65 @Lindy @Oryx Thank you. Lindy, it says Virgin Wool and Polyacryl, it's called Tosca Light by Lana Grossa. A friend sent me the yarn it was left over from another project. 3y
Lindy @julesG Thanks for your reply. How satisfying to transform leftover yarn into a beautiful shawl! 3y
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julesG
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
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Bono394
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Pickpick

I was really invested in this story. Especially listening to it. It had just the right amount of spook factor.

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xicanti
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Casey and I took a long #audiowalk this morning. The sidewalks are still pretty slippery in places and the parts that‘ve melted are filthy, but it feels so frickin good to go outside and MOVE again.

Between the walk and some other morning activities, I finished rereading THE DIVINERS. It was exactly what I needed right now, and I‘ve got my fingers crossed the people ahead of me for LAIR OF DREAMS blast through it good and quick.