Got my #BOTM a few days ago and forgot to post. Excited for both of these!
#BookReport - Finished 4 books
Himself - 3⭐️
Poirot Investigates - 3⭐️
The Clergyman‘s Wife - 4⭐️
They All Fall Down - 4⭐️
Not sure what I‘m in the mood for right now, so I‘m switching between tagged book and The Subtle Knife
Up Next is the #LMPBC book As Bright As Heaven and the next #NewYearWhoDis book.
I read the prologue of the Honey Bus but I‘m afraid of bees so dunno how much of the book I‘ll be able to read.😬🤷🏻♀️
Grocery shopping is all done because theyre talking about a snow storm tomorrow. So im not planning to leave the house all weekend! Plus its a long weekend because of the holiday. I do have dance on Monday though so that cancels out my weekend laziness! Im going to start this one! Im super excited! I love stories set in Victorian London!
I couldn‘t put this book down. The world that Kidd paints and the way she brings the narrative all together. I found it beautiful. There‘s a tragedy about the book and maybe a happy ending. I think it‘s really like the end of this book is just a pause and we‘ll be seeing more of Bridie. Not sure if there are sequel plans but it‘s been left with that possibility but there‘s also resolution. Loved all around.
Honestly, I almost gave up on this book...there in the beginning. The writing was unusual and I had to search for info on Google several times. Lol. However, as I read more and more I ended up loving this book! It's a good read with some grit to it. I would recommend for those who have patience as it takes a bit for the story to unfold and what a story it was! I'm sure if I read the authors other books I'll be accustomed to her writing.
So halfway through this book and I'm enjoying it! I don't usually take this long to read a book🙈. Loving Bridie and Ruby Doyle so much already! I'm still curious to know what the heck Christabel is!!! Also, anatomists/doctors during the 1800's... WOW! I can only imagine the experimentation they applied. Almost reminds me of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde .
**Pic posted of what I think Christabel is**
My #BOTM arrived, along with my tote for leveling up to BFF status. I feel like I've finally become one of the cool kids. Also, I like to keep my BOTM in their shrinkwrap until I'm ready to read them. #readerquirk
Last night I so badly did not want to go to work today that I sat on the stairs and bawled my eyes out to my husband. As a therapist I feel this expectation to be truly present and relatively mentally healthy for my clients and that was just an overwhelming thought last night. But I managed today well, taking a self-care break here and there. I was there for my clients. And I knew I got to come home to this amazingness. ❤️❤️❤️
My 2020 Netgalley to be reads. My goal is not to request any more until these are done!
Unfortunately I won't come anywhere near 24hrs for #24b42020. Even with the extra days I've only been able to catch a few minutes here & there to read. But here's my update. And my #BOTM selections! Had to use my 2nd account lol. I'm making an effort this year to not go overboard & utilize the library more so I can focus on my owned TBR and reading challenges. But it's still technically Dec. & these sound really good! #WinterGames #TMSkellington
January #BOTM choices! I wasn‘t SUPER excited about any of this month‘s picks, but I wanted to make sure I was able to choose my free Book of the Year. Things in Jars is a Victorian mystery, though, which is right up my alley. I‘m interested to see how I feel about A Woman is No Man. I‘ve seen it on a lot of best of 2019 lists.
The book buying ban doesn‘t have to start until 2020, right? 🤦🏻♀️😆😆
A Woman is No Man is my freebie, based on @Mitch glowing review. I couldn‘t decide between the tagged book and The Sun Down Motel, so I got both. Both is *always* the right answer with books, isn‘t it?
This one wasn‘t actually on my MTBR (master TBR, meaning my ultimate list of a bajillion books I want to read) but I realized that, while I‘d heard about it a lot from U.K. booktubers, I had never really paid attention to the synopsis. When I read it at BOTM, I was like, ooooh yes please!
This is the first month in what feels like forever that I haven't skipped (there have been add-ons that I've wanted, but the actual picks have been misses for me) so I'm going all out this month to compensate. Daisy Jones is my BFF free pick, and Wayward Son & Trick Mirror are 2019 releases on my tbr. #botm
#botm books for January are up! These are my picks.
As promised, its that time of the month where we make our predictions for next month's Book of the Month.
Check out our guesses and why we think we're right. These are tough clues so allow some room for error. 😉
#botm #botmspoilers #bookofthemonth
I love Jess Kidd!!
Victorian London: gritty detective/surgeon‘s assistant investigates the kidnapping of a child who is otherworldly and somewhat sinister. Collectors of oddities are after her and if Bridie Devine can‘t find her in time . . .
It‘s gritty and grotesque and full of stench and blood and botched surgeries and ghosts. Thrilling and unusual.
LOVED IT! Comes out in February- add it to your list!!
To help me focus on reading books I already own and hopefully solve my consistent indecision, I created book jars to help me choose my next read. I just have to pick a genre. It's like playing a little game everytime I choose my next read.
A big outrageous mess, overwritten and way over the top, and not sure what kind of book to be. Is it a fairy tale fantasy? Mystery thriller? Gothic magical realism? Whatever it is, the novel is handily saved by a new Victorian detective I love, Bridie Devine. I would happily stay for a series and a cup of tea. Make Bridie's acquaintance in January. #arc #Netgalley Full review at https://www.librarything.com/work/22585766/reviews/175313439
A very dark Dickensian sort of mystery where science and myths are at odds and our detective is aided by a ghost. I loved it. So so much. Perfect for this time of year, except it doesn‘t come out in the states until February. 😭
Just got this ARC and am SO EXCITED to start this!
Victorian London, gothic mystery, anatomists: HELL, YEAH!
#BookMail Pt6 I first heard of this author through @SavidgeReads booktube. I read The Hoarder & totally loved it, picked up her first novel Himself which is waiting on my TBR, so when I saw this signed & numbered edition on Goldsboro I grabbed it. Bridie Devine is a tough female PI in 1863 London. With her last case a failure, she becomes involved in the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick. But Christabel is no ordinary child.
We‘re heading back to the cottage in Scotland next week and I‘m getting my travel library together. Trying to practice restraint here as I know I‘m going to buy a ton of new books anyways. 😊
The New Year is fast approaching, and these are some of the 2019 releases that I am excited about! What are your most anticipated 2019 books?
Oh, oh! Just scored a netgalley ARC of Jess Kidd's new book. This will definitely be taking over the spot of Female Detective for #Booked2019. I'm changing my choices already and the 2018 isn't even over yet!