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Things in Jars
Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist. As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world of fanatical anatomists, crooked surgeons and mercenary showmen. Anomalies are in fashion, curiosities are the thing, and fortunes are won and lost in the name of entertainment. The public love a spectacle and Christabel may well prove the most remarkable spectacle London has ever seen. Things in Jars is an enchanting Victorian detective novel that explores what it is to be human in inhumane times.
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TheSpineView
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#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

📘 Physical and ebooks both.
📘 I get a lot of ARCs so from publishers and authors.
📘 Love Audiobooks!💜🎧📚
📘 Audibke and some on Libby
📘 BOTM

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Kimberlone
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Got my #BOTM a few days ago and forgot to post. Excited for both of these!

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Laughterhp
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#BookReport - Finished 4 books
Himself - 3⭐️
Poirot Investigates - 3⭐️
The Clergyman‘s Wife - 4⭐️
They All Fall Down - 4⭐️

#WeeklyForecast
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.😬🤷🏻‍♀️

Cinfhen Great reading week!! 1w
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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!

Megabooks Enjoy!! 2w
Crazeedi We're supposed to get snow, them freezing rain/ice then snow, should be a fun weekend!! 2w
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brittanythebookdragon
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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.

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sharona671
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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.

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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**

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love this pic of Christabel! This book was so cool. I couldn‘t put it down. Her writing is so gritty! 2w
sharona671 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it is! I enjoyed the book after I got through some of the earlier chapters. Lol. It's not so dark too but does have some components to make it a horror, does it not? 2w
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MadDashReading
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When your BOTM arrives + some bonus buys! 😍📚 I am looking forward to each one of these. 🤓 #somuchtoreadsolittletime #BOTM

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Lavishbeauty
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January TBR stack!

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Lavishbeauty
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January TBR stack!

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sharona671
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Some great coffee by Bones Coffee Company and a book. I've heard not so great reviews so far but I'm hoping I'll still enjoy it... #book4of2020

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Aswenson
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The William Kent Krueger was the only one I hadn‘t read yet! Happy to get it as my #boty with my January #botm box!

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vivastory
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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

sprainedbrain You are several months cooler than me! 😎 3w
vivastory @sprainedbrain Not going to lie, I felt a sense of accomplishment 😂 Also, I'm assuming that people are using the inside of the tote for random stuff (clothes etc) & putting their book in the book pocket. All I could think was, I wonder how many books I can fit in it? 🤔😄 3w
Moray_Reads I really enjoyed Things in Jars, Jess Kidd is a brilliant writer 3w
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vivastory @Moray_Reads this will be my first time reading Kidd. I'm really looking forward to it! 3w
Moray_Reads I've loved all her books, especially Himself which was her debut
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Leftcoastzen Hooray for shrink wrapped books, shiny and clean , winking at you from the shelf!😉 3w
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BlameJennyJane
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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. ❤️❤️❤️

Chrissyreadit I hope you feel better ❤️ 3w
JennyM Sending you gentle wishes 😘 3w
BlameJennyJane @Chrissyreadit I appreciate you 💗💗 3w
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BlameJennyJane @JennyM thank you Jenny 🤗 3w
Emilymdxn Sending love, being there for people can be so exhausting no matter how badly you want to do it and it must me so much worse when you‘re doing it as a professional. 💖💖💖 3w
BlameJennyJane @Emilymdxn some days can be rough but all the love and support from you and other Littens is helpful beyond measure! ❤️ 3w
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nitalibrarian
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I received my #botm today! #bookmail

TheSpineView I did too and chose the same book! 3w
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Branwen
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My Book of the Month box arrived today! 📚💕 Book mail is the BEST mail! 😍 I'm really excited about these two! #bookmail #botm

The_Heeler_Booklife Long Bright River is super good 3w
Branwen @The_Heeler_Booklife It sounds amazing! 😍 I'm really excited about it! 3w
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My 2020 Netgalley to be reads. My goal is not to request any more until these are done!

Moonprismpower I know Good Girls Lie is now available at my library. Are you reading in order if release date to be ahead or does that not matter? 3w
rather_be_reading @Moonprismpower technically it dus matter. i should have read tht before it came out but never got to it. 🙄 3w
Moonprismpower Lol. I have arcs I never read. That‘s why I asked. I like having arcs. But if I did not receive it from a publisher I don‘t feel the pressure to read and review. 3w
rather_be_reading @Moonprismpower oh ok lol! tht is true. i never looked at it tht way. im just hard on myself. if i requested im reading it lol 3w
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TheLibrarian
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My 2nd #BOTM box has arrived! I‘ve already read The Silent Patient but can‘t pass up a free book which will be a perfect gift for my friend.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉🎊🎉 3w
Pricel101 Jess Kidd is so fresh & original! Loved “Himself” 🙃 3w
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lele1432
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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

Andrew65 Sounds like a very successful time looking at the books you‘ve read. A good time too. 👏👏👏🙌 Happy New Year 🥳 1mo
hes7 So many good choices for January! 1mo
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Aswenson
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Excited for these picks! #botm #boty BFF rewards are SWEET!

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Kimberlone
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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.

vivastory I also picked the Jess Kidd. 1mo
Kimberlone @vivastory I‘m not familiar with the author so I am looking forward to seeing how I like it! 1mo
vivastory I've heard great things about Kidd's work, so I was happy to see it was a selection. Hopefully it works for us! 1mo
Hollie A Woman is No Man was my favorite of the year. I ended up picking Tight Rope for my pick this month. I wasn‘t super excited about any of them. 1mo
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DGRachel
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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?

TheSpineView I like your thoughts on book bans!🤣 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess The author of a woman is no man has a coffee and bookstore in Rocky Mount. 1mo
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess 😱 I guess if I like the book I have to make a road trip. 😆 1mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel 👍🏻😉. How are you feeling? Better, I hope! (edited) 1mo
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess Today was a bad day, but thank you for asking. Mom just asked if I was going to read tonight and I almost burst into tears because my head hurts too much to read and at this rate I‘m not going to meet my reading goals for 2019. 😭😭 1mo
Mitch @DGRachel so sorry to hear that. 😩I hope the migraine passes soon. Be kind to yourself. 😘 1mo
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alisonrose
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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!

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nitalibrarian
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I went with Things in Jars for my January #botm. The description appealed to me the most.

The_Heeler_Booklife It looks so good. I didn‘t add it to my box because I have an arc that I need to eventually read. 1mo
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Beachesnbooks
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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

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Redwritinghood
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#botm books for January are up! These are my picks.

thebluestocking Ooh. Thanks for the heads up!! I‘m a little disappointed in the books of the year. I got Daisy Jones the first time around, and I also got A Woman at one point. I am not very interested in the others. But I‘ll probably go with the same as you. That one has been getting rave reviews. 💙 (edited) 1mo
Sace I was pretty excited about Things in Jars. It's not at any of my libraries (yet) and I don't want to buy books in 2020 if I can help it. And technically I paid BOTM in 2019... 1mo
Sace @thebluestocking I don't know why I didn't get Daisy Jones the first time because it sounds just like something I would read. I'm glad I can get it for free now. 1mo
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thebluestocking @Sace I quite enjoyed it. I hope it works for you! 💙 1mo
Redwritinghood @thebluestocking Same. I either had them or had already read them except for the one I got. I hate to pass up a freebie though. 1mo
Redwritinghood @Sace I‘m trying to use the library more next year too, but of course botm doesn‘t count! 1mo
thebluestocking @Redwritinghood Right? A freebie is a freebie. I figured worst case scenario I could just donate a book to my library. 💙 1mo
Sace @Redwritinghood while not exactly free, I paid for two out of state cards. It cost me less than $100 and it's really paid for itself. 1mo
ApplesandSpindles I just joined! I am so excited! 1mo
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As promised, its that time of the month where we make our predictions for next month's Book of the Month.

https://stuckinthestacks.com/2019/12/04/whats-in-the-box-january-2020-prediction...

Check out our guesses and why we think we're right. These are tough clues so allow some room for error. 😉

#botm #botmspoilers #bookofthemonth

EKonrad Thanks for sharing! 😄 2mo
stuck.in.the.stacks @EKonrad you are very welcome! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Yes!!! I'm so glad to see your spoilers. Topic of Conversation is on my TBR so I'm thrilled. 2mo
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Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I‘m definitely going with that one! Thanks for the tag! 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for tagging me @Reviewsbylola I‘m not really into any of these choices BUT huge props to @stuck.in.the.stacks for her awesomeness 😁 2mo
8little_paws Topics of Conversation sounds intriguing. I might go for that--I really need to catch up on a huge stack of books I have though. Thank goodness maternity leave is starting soon. I will have lots to read while holding my newborn! 2mo
stuck.in.the.stacks @8little_paws I am trying to catch up in time for the new year. The operative word is "trying" ? 2mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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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!!

FlowerFairy This sounds perfect! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @FlowerFairy Yes! You can tell just by the title 😉 2mo
FlowerFairy I work in a lab. Used to work in an ER. Things that arrive in jars are always the best. 😁 2mo
FlowerFairy Just got a copy from Netgalley. Will be starting it soon. 😁 2mo
BeckyMerilatt I loved this one too!! 1mo
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Morr_Books
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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.

Rachel_Anne789 That‘s a fabulous idea! Love the colors. (edited) 2mo
Reviewsbylola Fun idea! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I want sweets so badly right now, I thought it was candy. Lol 2mo
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AmyG And it looks lovely, too! 2mo
Ruthiella Love the rainbow 🌈 of colors! 2mo
Tamra Great idea! I‘d have to have someone pick the genre though. 2mo
Julsmarshall Love this! 2mo
Ddzmini That‘s a fantastic way to read your tbr 🙌🏽 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Fun idea! Looks pretty on display too. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cool!!! 📚 2mo
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jillrhudy
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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

BlameJennyJane Bridie Devine is a spectacular name! I wish it were mine! I had higher hopes for Kidd‘s newest novel. 😧 3mo
Aimeesue " a surfeit of villains" ??? 3mo
jillrhudy @BlameJennyJane I think it‘s pronounced Briddy since her name is Bridget. I am in the minority: most prepub readers love it! 3mo
jillrhudy @Aimeesue five, all living tropes. 3mo
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jillrhudy
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My NetGalley Shelf! I also just got word that I'm getting a physical #arc of “High Fire“ by Eoin Colfer from LibraryThing Early Reviewers. #toread #tbr #Netgalley #Librarything #EarlyReviewers

mommyincolor Question: How do you get physical copies? Happy reading!!! 3mo
jillrhudy @mommyincolor I request them through LibraryThing Early Reviewers and sometimes get lucky! 3mo
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BeckyMerilatt
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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. 😭

aeeklund Yeah, I thought the timing of this one was really odd... 3mo
BeckyMerilatt @aeeklund I agree! Should have been an October release. 3mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Just got this ARC and am SO EXCITED to start this!
Victorian London, gothic mystery, anatomists: HELL, YEAH!

Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
RachelO Ooh. 3mo
Moray_Reads It's a good one. I love Jess Kidd 3mo
jillrhudy Totally getting this arc 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Moray_Reads Good to hear you liked it. I really liked Himself 3mo
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Anybody read this yet? I just won it on Goodreads so it will be a few weeks before I have it. It looks interesting though!

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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

Good. Entertaining. But, I felt like it was missing the X Factor to be a wow. #Edelweiss

jillrhudy Agreed. 3mo
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charl08
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What sort of fiction?
Popular. Likes a bit of sensation.
Who doesn't?

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charl08
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Ew. Maybe I won't book that 19th c time machine after all.

lost.in.a.book 🤢🤢🤢 4mo
charl08 @lost.in.a.book right? 4mo
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Stacypatrice
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😱Pregnancy 😱Swarming Insects 😱 Clowns 😱

No-No-No!!

#JarsofFear #JarsofHellNo #Scarathlon
TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Especially clowns after watching It last night! 🙈 4mo
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PatriciaU
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My current read and my current mood. #Quiet #GoAwayI‘mReading

Grrlbrarian Amen! 🙌 5mo
LauraJ Hell, yeah! 5mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I have this for my Kobo so I can read at my leisure . No worry about getting back to the library in time.

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Debblyliz
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Pickpick

A strong dynamic and vivid story with equally strong and dynamic characters; particularly the women. A stronger undercurrent of darkness in this story than her other 2 books which fit the period. A book I loved reading.

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Lizpixie
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#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.

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A book sent to me all the way from the UK.Happy dance tine💃 Things In Jars is getting rave reviews so happy I received it.😍

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Tashreads
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Book mail!! I discovered Jess Kidd last year and absolutely love her novels. This is her latest 😍📖

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scripturient
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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. 😊

Marina_h Scotland is wonderful 😍 have a great time 11mo
Cinfhen Great photo! Happy travels 11mo
julesG Enjoy! Your picture just reminded me that I need to get a plug adapter for our trip to Wales. 11mo
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scripturient @julesG I have several if you want to borrow one. 😊 I‘m already looking forward to our little retreat. 11mo
julesG I'd like to take you up on the offer. 11mo
scripturient @julesG 👍🏻😊 11mo
Sarah83 Sooooo jealous 😍😍😍😍 can't you put me in your suitcase???? 11mo
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Moray_Reads
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Oh, I just love Jess Kidd's writing...

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Tashreads
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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?

Texreader Some of these look amazing just from the covers and titles! 13mo
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Moray_Reads
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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!

valeriegeary This sounds so good! 14mo
Moray_Reads @valeriegeary I've loved both her other books, so I'm definitely looking forward to this one 14mo
Cinfhen I‘m probably right there with you! 14mo
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