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The Art of Theft
The Art of Theft | Sherry Thomas
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Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of The Hollow of Fear. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artworkor rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure. Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbletoneveryone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake...
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suvata
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• TBR since November 16, 2018

• Lady Sherlock Series - No. 4

I think I am getting burned out on this series. Every book that I read I enjoy less than the one before. I will probably not go on to read the remaining books. That‘s not to say that I won‘t pick up book 5 sometime in the future — Just depends on my mood.

Laughterhp I agree. I picked up the newest one that was released (I think at the end of last year) and just unofficially bailed on it. I‘ll try again later. 7mo
suvata @Laughterhp I guess sometimes you can get too much of a good thing. Lol 7mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Please bear with me while I catch up on 2 month‘s worth of reviews! 😳😬They might not be super detailed since it‘s not all completely fresh in my mind, but anyway, book 4 of the Lady Sherlock series is another pick! She‘s such a badass and this is one of the better ones out of the 6 so far. I love the characters, the time period and the very Sherlockesque vibe throughout the books. The narrator is also great! 4⭐️

#audiobook
#historicalfiction

BarbaraJean You‘re not alone… I still have reviews to catch up on back to December…🥴 7mo
tracey38 I need to catch up as well. 😣 7mo
mabell I‘ve been thinking about you! I hope you are doing ok! The Winter Olympics reminded me of #feedareader - I wrote recipe cards while watching them - 4 years ago! 😳 7mo
JenlovesJT47 @BarbaraJean @tracey38 glad I‘m not alone! 😆🤗 7mo
JenlovesJT47 @mabell aww thanks for thinking of me! It means a lot. I miss FeedAReader! I can‘t believe it‘s been that long already. Hope you are doing well!! 🤗🤗🤗 7mo
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Deblovestoread
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On my way to work but am hoping tonight to finish Razorblade Tears while audiostitching with about 2 1/2 hours left. And I have 4 chapters left in the tagged book so maybe I can finish it tonight as well. Tomorrow should be all about Cassandra.

Andrew65 Have a great weekend. 7mo
Ruthiella Ooh! I just finished Cassandra. It was very good. 7mo
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robinb
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I was so happy this turned out to be my #BookSpin for September…I ❤️ this series and needed to catch up. In this fourth book, there is a collaborative effort to recover something for a client that was being used as blackmail. Having lots of the wonderful characters work together here was one of my favorite takeaways. More is learned about Moriarty, and I‘m anxious to see a showdown with Charlotte. Also loved seeing more of Lord Ingram. 👍👍4.5/5⭐️

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Kimberlone
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Finished this a few days ago; this was my in-between kindle book, so it took me a couple months to finish. Not my favorite of the series, but I liked the main premise for the mystery and the whole, let‘s get the gang together for a heist, vibe. The actual plot ended up being a bit too convoluted for my taste, though. Solid entry to the series. 3.5 ⭐️

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robinb
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If anyone's into the Lady Sherlock mystery series, the 4th installment is currently on a US Kindle sale for $1.99.

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AutumnRLS
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Finished binging the Lady Sherlock series. How shall I survive until November? Flavia de Luce!

vivastory I recently read the first book in the Flavia series & enjoyed it 1y
AutumnRLS @vivastory I read the first a bit ago and have been meaning to get back to them. Reading the second one now and thoroughly enjoying it! 1y
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Deblovestoread
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#CuriousCovers Day 14 #Woman

Still need to read #4 in this excellent female Sherlock Holmes series. #5 is waiting in the wings, too.

Eggs Lady Sherlock 🕵🏻‍♀️ how fun!! 1y
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Laughterhp
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This one might have been my favorite of the series so far! I really liked this one. I‘m really glad I gave this series a second chance because I almost didn‘t read the second book and then where would I be?!

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mhillis
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This series just keeps getting better! Getting to know more about Charlotte and company as they scope out an art sale and ball at a chateau in France, The Art of Theft will have you in suspense as well as craving pastries!

Scochrane26 This series does make me hungry. The next one is really good, too (esp if you like the romance part). This is my fave series right now. (edited) 1y
mhillis @Scochrane26 Great! I‘m looking forward to reading it 1y
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MallenNC
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I guess I‘m serious about catching up this series! I immediately started the fourth book. I‘m glad my library had it ready to borrow.

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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"But fundamentally, this is about the imbalance of power between the sexes....
Certainly it's admirable for any given woman to learn to appreciate her own worth.... But it cannot be enough for those who are treated as lesser to feel better about themselves. That they are treated as lesser is an injustice. And that injustice itself must be rooted out and eradicated."

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Saknicole
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A prodigious year of reading! After years of meh reading progress, this year I made the goal to read 52 books. I enjoyed each book on the way! The 4th Lady Sherlock book- Art of Theft is my last finish of the year. I look forward to another great year of love, friendship, health, and great books. Thanks all for the fun book discussions Litsy. Thank you @Kimberlone for being my reading partner in all times. #NewYears #readinggoals #52books

Kimberlone Awesome job 💜 2y
Reggie Way to go!🥳 2y
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lahousewyfe
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Another fun adventure for Lady Sherlock-this time in France with a daring art theft in the works! The worst turn? Charlotte is in France and on a diet. The horror! I love this series so much! The sharp Sherlockian mind in this rounder, flouncier body delights me!

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BookishMarginalia
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#CurrentlyListening - Love Mrs. Watson‘s backstory! And of course, Charlotte continues to be a delight.

Scochrane26 Love this series! 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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I'm enjoying this series so much! I'm a sucker for a Sherlock retelling & these are so much fun.

Speaking of Sherlock retellings, who has seen Enola Holmes on Netflix? I loved it! (And this outfit looks an awful lot like hers!)

⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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mom2bugnbee
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Up next - the next Lady Sherlock! ☺ #currentread #currentlyreading

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Scochrane26
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Fall must be in the air because I was craving apple crisp tonight. Rereading the last Lady Sherlock book to prepare for the new one. #audiobaking The new one comes out just in time for #scarathlon!

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SleepyDragon
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

Another great installment in the series. Looking forward to the release of the next one later this year.

#VirtualMountTBR2020 #Overdrive

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Mitch
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I love how Thomas keeps faithful to the genre - but with subtle additions of diverse love interests, comments on patriarchy and colonialism. The lush period backdrop and the quirkiness of the characters made this Ocean 11 style Victorian art heist enjoyable. Not my favourite of the series - Sherlock does less mind bending detections, spending more time driving along the plot - but minor quibble in a book that's a page turning joy.

Scochrane26 I can‘t wait for the next one, but they pushed the release date back a month—to October. 2y
Mitch @Scochrane26 Oh no - i didn't know that - Ive got in on pre-order and was hoping it would be September 🙁 2y
CBee @Mitch ❤️❤️ I got your lovely letter today! Thank you for sharing your ❤️ with me. Never a burden! 2y
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Mitch @CBee thank you honey xxxx Hope you had a lovely birthday 🍰 2y
CBee @Mitch I did ❤️ I‘ll write soon! 2y
Mitch @CBee 🎂⭐️🎂⭐️🎂⭐️🎂 2y
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AbbaZabba02
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Book 70

Not quite as good as the others. Nothing particularly wrong with it, just didn't quite hold my intrest as much. I did enjoy watching the various relationships growing, and I'm definitely disappointed to learn that the next book doesn't come out until October of this year.

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Mitch
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It‘s been a week or so since we‘ve seen the sun and any blue sky so cleared the decks of all chores today and am settled here. Everything else can wait!

Heideschrampf Yay, rainbow shoes! 2y
julesG How're your greens faring? 2y
Mitch @julesG the veg plot is over flowing at the moment ! 2y
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Cathythoughts ✅ perfect 2y
Gissy Nice reading spot! 2y
ChasingOm I love your shoes! 2y
Mitch @ChasingOm thank you xx 2y
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Mitch
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Some Sundays just call for you to curl up and read. I love this series - it‘s a recent #blameitonlitsy discovery and I‘ve raced through them. I think I‘m going to curl up here for quite a while today x

squirrelbrain Have a lovely chilled-out afternoon! 😘 2y
DGRachel I love your shelves! 😍 I hope you have a relaxing day. 2y
mom2bugnbee I loved this series! I'm a sucker for a Sherlock Holmes retelling. 2y
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Mitch @squirrelbrain it has been pretty restful ( and far too quick!). Hope yours has been good x 2y
Mitch @mom2bugnbee me too! What‘s your favourite?? 2y
Mitch @DGRachel you too honey x 2y
squirrelbrain Pretty much the same as you @mitch - good but too quick! 😘 2y
mom2bugnbee @Mitch I haven't read this one yet, but of the first three, I think I liked The Hollow of Fear (#3) most. But I gave them all 4 stars, & I'm stingy with my 5 star reviews, so that's high praise! 2y
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Monica5
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I enjoyed this 4th book in the Lady Sherlock series. I always enjoy spending time in Victorian England with Charlotte and her friends. This time Thomas focused more on Livia, the sister, but I still liked the book. Thomas continues to grow the characters. Can't wait until September for book 5, Murder On Cold Street.

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Honeybeebooks
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It is always enjoyable to spend some time with Charlotte Holmes but this title in the series did not seem as strong as the others. No clear cut opponent, a puzzling theft and a bit of misdirection could not bolster a plot that was a bit flat. A lot of work for the big reveals and tease at the end. I am hopeful the next one will be better.

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beaconhillbooks
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My least favorite of the series but still enjoyable.

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sherryvdh
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1. Conspiratorial
2. Ordered from Book Outlet yesterday. To be fair, 3/4 of it wasn't for me.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Love Book Outlet!💜📚 2y
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sherryvdh
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Of course, all of my audiobook holds decided to come in all at once. Looks like my house is going to be REALLY clean. Lol! #audiocleaning #audioeverything

ozma.of.oz Right?! The same thing happened to me! 😂 I‘ve been doing a lot of audio baking and cooking. 🤣 3y
sherryvdh @ozma.of.oz Same here! Cooking and baking is a great anxiety reducer for me, but I've been doing so much of it the last 2 weeks. I need to do something else or we'll all be super unhealthy, and I'm running out of freezer space. 😂 3y
emz711 There is a way to hold them on Libby but it never seemed to work for me 3y
Johanna414 I‘ve been having the same thing happen - and can‘t listen to them when I‘m home with the kids all day 3y
BehindthePages This happens everytime to me!😅 3y
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Slajaunie
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Good little mystery where Sherlock Holmes is actually a woman.

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Crewgurl
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I love this series, but this book seemed like a filler book, setting up for the next. This could have been condensed to a novella. Hopefully for the next one!

Panic70 I wasn‘t in love with this one either. And I thought I remembered liking the first couple more. Good perspective. I‘ll make sure I try reading the next one instead of giving up on the series. 3y
Crewgurl @Panic70 I feel like the next one will be good! It‘s all set up 😊 coming out in September! Aka forever. 3y
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SW-T
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Ready for the next book! Love the Lady Sherlock series. This one had several subplots going and Thomas juggled them all well.

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BookladyOnTheMove
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I so love reading the Lady Sherlock series. Sherry captures some of Sherlock Holmes most engaging and interesting character traits in her Lady. This story has Lady Sherlock and company assisting an Indian Maharini with some old secrets and the plot twists never stop, but no worries! Lady Sherlock's deductive skills are more than up to the task. There's still a wonderful tension between Lord Ingram and Lady Sherlock. Next book, please!

ErinSueMreads Sherry Thomas is super duper nice too! 3y
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BookladyOnTheMove
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I love the idea of a #WeeklyForecast! I hope it helps me organise my reading life a little more.

Audiobooks this week:
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway and The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown.

Print/Ebooks
I am almost done with For Better, For Worse by Caryl Rivers and The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas.

Today I picked up Ongoingness, The Last Templar, Midnight Chicken and The Moveable Toystore.

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Verity
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I am home sick missing a family Christmas treat: riding a steam train, seeing Thomas the tank engine and Father Christmas. So I am moping on the couch feeling sore for myself with a book.

HKGirl 😭😭😭 3y
QuietlyLaura I‘m sorry you‘re missing the family treat. I hope you feel better soon. 💕 3y
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iread2much
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This is such a well written series! Wonderful character development, fantastic balancing of complex story lines, and a mystery that I couldn‘t figure out right away. Love it! Charlotte Holmes agrees to help Mrs. Watson help a former lover who is being black mailed. Espionage ensues, blackmail, art, and betrayal abound. 4.5/5 stars

brilliantglow Your pup is gorgeous😍 3y
iread2much @brilliantglow thank you! 😄 3y
Just_reading Great shot! 3y
iread2much @Just_reading thank you 😊 3y
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Scochrane26
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1. I was in the middle of other books when this came out, so I quickly looked through it to find out the progress of a certain relationship and who the new character was. On Insta, Thomas had teased that a character from her romance novels would be part of the main plot.
2. I have a bit of an obsession w/ alternative versions of Sherlock Holmes, but this series is by far my favorite.
@Clwojick #teamslaughter theme-mystery #scarathlon

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Scochrane26
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I guess I need to post pics of my sometimes reading companion, Griffin, for #nationalcatday. I adopted him about 1 1/2 years ago, & he definitely has his own personality, including strange sleeping positions. @Clwojick #scarathlon @chaoticgoodhufflepuff —Our cats are gorgeous 😁 #catsoflitsy

Clwojick so sweet! 3y
LibrarianRyan He has grumpy cat eyes 👀 😁 3y
TheSpineView 💜🐈💜 3y
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Scochrane26 @LibrarianRyan he does have the coloring of grumpy cat. 😁His mouth doesn‘t have the same frown that made grumpy cat famous though. 3y
Leftcoastzen 😍😻 3y
brit91 So cute!!😻 3y
ozma.of.oz Gorgeous! ❤️🐱❤️ 3y
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Verity
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In had to do a bit of virtual shouting at Amazon, but my preorder of the new Sherry Thomas has arrived, only a day late and definitely much sooner than the era they gave me last week of November. I rebelled yesterday when it was showing on the site as buy now and it‘ll arrive tomorrow...

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Scochrane26
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I‘ve wanting to re-read HP & the Goblet of Fire this month (but needed to read library books first) & decided to start it on Sunday even though I knew I wouldn‘t get it done before the tagged book came out. Didn‘t get much done last night due to a headache.
This is the other book besides Wayward Son that I‘ve been most excited about. Still going to finish HP first, but I‘m excited it‘s here! I pre-ordered it last February.
#scarathlon @Clwojick

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AmyReadsAlot
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This story started out at a good pace & picked up speed to end in a race against the clock. I appreciated that there was a greater emphasis on Mrs. Watson, her past, & her heart. She shocked me ever so much & I liked that she had a second chance to amend a piece of her past. Surprisingly, Charlotte wasn‘t her customary self & both she & Ingram spent time with self-reflection. Their relationship had indeed changed due to previous actions taken.

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writerlibrarian
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A smoke and mirrors heist. Livia being one of the main character is a good thing. It's historical Leverage. I liked it. Charlotte is great mastermind. It is a really fun romp. All characters grow and shine. We get a new character I'm hoping we will see again. Empowered women and men characters. It's faithful to the spirit of Doyle's but the series is now creating its own spirit and canon. #mystery #netgalley #booked2019fall #new2019

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writerlibrarian
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First day of summer break saw me getting up early, eat and going to 1001 pots, the ceramic show up north. This is my haul. Some things I'm aside for future exchanges. I'm slowly reading Thomas' upcoming Lady Sherlock which is amazing so far. #summerreading

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Matilda
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That scream you heard was me opening book mail!

UnabridgedPod I love that series!! 3y
Matilda @UnabridgedPod it‘s so freaking goooood! 3y
writerlibrarian It's so good.. i'm actually slowing my reading so it last longer. 😁 3y
Matilda @writerlibrarian I haven‘t started bc I don‘t want to end it 😂 3y
writerlibrarian @Matilda Yep. Totally understand. 😊💜 3y
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writerlibrarian
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❤️❤️❤️❤️🥰😎😎😎😎
I got the ARC today. 💃💃💃
I'm finishing the Leckie and it‘s Lady Sherlock's turn
#arc #booksquee

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