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Things in Jars
Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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booksandsympathy
Things in Jars | Jess Kidd

"London is like a difficult surgical patient; however cautious the incision, anything and everything is liable to burst out."

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booksandsympathy
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Going to read a bit before bed. Starting this book that I've been looking forward to reading.

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JillR
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Gothic, creepy, weird. A feisty heroine. Ghosts. Odd sea creatures and a shouldn‘t-be-believable love story that somehow feels just right. After a slow start I ended up loving this strange story.

TrishB I‘ve had this one on the pile for a while! 3w
JillR @trishb me too and I didn‘t fancy it, but turns out it was a good read for a wet and foggy Halloween week! 3w
TrishB Time and place always important. 3w
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Johanna414
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Got this in the mail yesterday - I can't wait to read l of your comments! Thanks for a great #lmpbc, ladies! @DanaManiac @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28

DanaManiac Awesome!! It was a great round indeed! 3w
kellyann28 I still think about this book! 3w
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DanaManiac
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3 ⭐️
~ This story is very unique, with so many imaginative elements. I particularly liked being introduced to Ruby and Cora.
~ Although I did not exactly enjoy the story because of some of the gruesome parts, I felt compelled to continue reading in order to find out how things would resolve.

What a great round of #LMPBC !! This will be in the mail at the end of the week!

Johanna414 I felt pretty much the same about this one… liked it, but didn‘t love it 1mo
kellyann28 I'm not sure what it says about me that I enjoyed it 😂😂 1mo
DanaManiac @kellyann28 🤣🤣 1mo
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TheSpineView
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The plot was good but it got lost in the massive amount of prose. I wanted to just get on with the story already. I didn't need 15 different words to describe the Themes. I also liked the characters especially Bridie but again I got too much descriptive prose. Normally I enjoy the detail but it was way over done. 3.5ish ⭐

#Scarathon2021 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter #SpookOween #Necronomathon @Patchshank #Wickedathon @StayCurious

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LiteraryLona
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I really enjoyed this book! If anyone else has read it, did you get thrown off a bit towards the end? I‘m trying not to spoil anything.

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TheBookKeepers
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@DanaManiac @Johanna414 @kellyann28 #lmpbc I just finished this up (a little late due to house buying & adulting things). I‘ll mail it out tomorrow!

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Kimberlone
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#FallTreasures #Day19 #DNF

According to Goodreads, I started reading this book in March 2020 and made it to 13% before losing interest. Clearly something else began to distract me around that time….😉 I will definitely get back to this eventually, but for now it languishes along with my other unread #BOTM books.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover though 💙💙 2mo
Eggs Agree with @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙 2mo
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kellyann28
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I really enjoyed this book! It is pretty dark and quite violent at times, so I can see where that would be off-putting to others. The grittier the better for me 😂🖤 I'll get this mailed next week! #LMPBC @Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers @DanaManiac

TheBookKeepers 😂 this review 3mo
Johanna414 There were definitely a few parts that got to me! 3mo
kellyann28 @Johanna414 I love it when my jaw drops 😂 3mo
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kellyann28
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Started this one today. The writing threw me a little at first but now I'm into it! 💙 #LMPBC @TheBookKeepers @Johanna414 @DanaManiac

BrittanyReads New Moon Beginnings candle? If so, they're the best!!! 4mo
kellyann28 @BrittanyReads Yes!! I LOVE their candles! 4mo
BrittanyReads SO good! I'm trying to decide which one to order for fall 4mo
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kellyann28
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Johanna414 Awesome! That was quick! 4mo
kellyann28 @Johanna414 My BOTM box came in today too, fastest it's even been! 4mo
Johanna414 What book did you choose? I skipped this month (edited) 4mo
kellyann28 @Johanna414 I had The Heart Principle and Inheritance on my TBR for a long time so I got those! 4mo
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JafPete
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Very good!

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Johanna414
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I'm not really sure how to review this one... I enjoyed it, but I didn't necessarily love it as much as I had hoped. I liked the main story, but there were a few aspects I wasn't totally thrilled with.
@kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @DanaManiac I will get this in the mail sometime in the next week - i need to look and double check who I'm supposed to send it to lol
#lmpbc

kellyann28 I had to do that with my other LMPBC I signed myself up for....? "I'm sending this to.....someone." 4mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 this is headed your way! Delivery date is 8/3 4mo
kellyann28 Thank you! ❤ 4mo
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Johanna414
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Started this today and I'm enjoying it, so I think I'll use it for my #lmpbc pick this month 😊
@DanaManiac @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers Oh fun!! I love that color 5mo
kellyann28 Sounds great! 5mo
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EatSleepRead
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Audiobook pick:
Dark and gritty story, but the writing was beautifully descriptive. The narrator did a great job on this one. She really brought the book to life.

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GardenJess
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What a lovely cover. 1/3 thru my bookclub selection. Anyone else read it? I think I‘m liking it but a little uncertain.

TheBookHippie I liked this one very much. It‘s very different. I read it last summer. 7mo
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shaynarae
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Enjoyable mystery about a lost child and the edge of humanity. Loved the reader on audio.

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Mitch
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Its Mr Bs subscription day... always a pleasure to get the personally selected surprise book each month in the post... this month - a female Victorian detective story.. They must sense I need a 'ripping yarn' to help me with my wandering concentration this week! 👍🏼

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 📚❤️ 8mo
Mitch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the books come beautifully wrapped each month. It‘s a real pleasure to open them 💕 8mo
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tracy_anne8
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I think I'm having a reading crisis. I really want to read my current book which is the tagged book. I also however want to start the Shadow and Bone series after seeing the trailer for the show. I also was to continue the Veronica Speedwell series. The new book comes out in a few days and I'm 3 books behind. On top of all that, I want read the sequel to From Blood and Ash. I have a headache🤦‍♀️.

Bookzombie I understand! I often feel this way. I will be reading my book and start glancing at my library stack and wanting to read those. Or I will see a review and want to pick something up right away. Also, so many series to finish/catch-up on. (edited) 9mo
tracy_anne8 @Bookzombie I'm glad I'm not the only one. I do this way too often to myself. It doesn't help that I am a slow reader and have a busy home life so I don't get to books as quickly as I would like. I gave up last night and just read my Kindle book (which is an entirely different book from those listed)🤷‍♀️. 9mo
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tracy_anne8
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I am really enjoying using my tbr wheel of fortune. I am so overwhelmed with how many books I have not read that are sitting on my shelves that I have a hard time deciding what to read next. This takes all the pressure off. This book also helps me get another off my #botm pile.

Bookzombie I have seen you post this several times. I might have to try it. 🙂 9mo
tracy_anne8 @Bookzombie It's definitely fun if you don't mind leaving it to the luck of the draw! 9mo
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Rollinsfan1
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Does anyone else use Bookly to record their reading?

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Rollinsfan1
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Fabulous and a fun read! I'm reaching out of my comfort zone this year and found this fiction selection randomly. Perfect mix of mystery, murder, and myth!

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paisleyjess
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A kidnap mystery with magical realism under tones and an amazing MC. I wish for a series featuring the kookie Birdie.

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Rollinsfan1
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Ready for the Bookly Read-a-thon.
Anyone else use the Bookly App to track reading 📚?

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Rollinsfan1
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Picked this one up today from the Library. It has been on my hold list for a while and FINALLY here. Hope it's good!

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KoriBReadin
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“This woman was made of boot polish, and pipe smoke, clean cloth and north wind.”

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paisleyjess
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Um, did you guys know this is like a really good book? As I get further in my MotM backlog, I'm more and more tempted to renew my subscription.

TheBookHippie Yes. I read it this past summer! It‘s so good. 10mo
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lahousewyfe
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This book was filled with lots of my favorites - a kick-ass heroine, a charming ghost, and fantastic beasts. However, it fell a little too far over the line into creepy, gross, and horror for me to fall in love. I finished it, but had some rather disturbing nightmares while doing so.

TheBookHippie I read this this summer it was a wonderful surprise ! 10mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love Jess Kidd. Her writing is always full of grotesque imagery! 10mo
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Librarybelle
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With fantastical elements and an air of mystery, Kidd brings a different kind of Victorian London to life. Bridie Devine is a a peculiar MC, whose scientific upbringing helps her solve odd cases, like the sudden disappearance of a mysterious child of a baronet, a secret child. At times absolutely bizarre, this is definitely not a fast read. Yet, I think it‘s the obscureness of the subject matter that kept me reading. A pick, though a soft pick.

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Laru79
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Finished this fab book over the weekend - a Victorian crime thriller with brilliant characters and lots of intrigue. I really enjoyed this, so will be going back to this author again - would love to see more books following the same character actually.

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laurrose
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Delightfully weird. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book—mystery, history and magic.

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Ms.Story
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I finished this one on audio but didn‘t particularly like it, even though it had a lot of my favourite things: Victorian London, curiosities, mystery ...

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Kajohnson
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Cozy day 😍

Mccall0113 Oooo the babies! Is that a Frenchie? 11mo
Kajohnson @Mccall0113 yes she is! 😍 11mo
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I am a huge fan of Jess Kidd. Her writing is nothing less than magical.

From the publisher:
“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.”

booksellerofyourdiscontent I saw this book and thought the cover is beautiful! I can‘t wait to read it, 12mo
suvata @booksellerofyourdiscontent I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 12mo
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Cathyloves2read
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This books only saving grace is the authors descriptive and unique style of writing. This book was very good at the beginning, and it was good at the end. The middle was very, very hard for me to get through. If it hadn‘t been a book that I purchased, I probably would have bailed. I had to continuously look up the definitions of words, as this author used to vocabulary that I am not at all familiar with. Perhaps it is because she is from London

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Tiffiney
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This was an interesting read. While I was drawn in enough to finish it, I was also confused a lot. I struggled a little remembering the different characters. Odd, but good, book. It‘s a solid 3 stars ⭐⭐⭐ from me!

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rsteve388
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This was a fun book, full of strange oddities and interesting developments that happened throughout. This book didn't always keep.my attention and I am sure there was a part in the middle that I missed completely and was still able to understand the ending. Maybe I should have read this one. The ending made sense and I liked it overall.

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick 15pts. Yay! Two books completed!

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rsteve388
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I am.up.to 70% finished with this Audiobook and it's wonderful. I am loving the characters and the plot it's a good combination of both and it keeps the reader engaged.

Going to go take a crack at Final Girls now

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rsteve388
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It's October! Off to the races! I've started reading the tagged book, it's wonderful so far. There is a ghost with moving tattoos, a detective who can see the dead and a child that has been kidnapped because of her magical abilities.

So far, interesting.
#TeamSlaughter

AkashaVampie Sounds interesting so I stacked it 14mo
rsteve388 @AkashaVampie Cool. I hope you like it. I'll give a full report when I am done. 14mo
AkashaVampie @rsteve388 awesome... will be on the lookout for it. 14mo
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StellarDoc
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Getting set up for a socially distant meeting of #RebelliousReaders

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StellarDoc
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I made a rookie mistake and set the book down. #Loki #BratPrincessOfAsgard #CatsOfLitsy

sharread 🤣😅🤣😅🤣❤ 1y
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StellarDoc
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I'm allowed to read today. #Loki #BratPrincessOfAsgard #CatsOfLitsy

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StellarDoc
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Fine. I give up.

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StellarDoc
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She's very anti-book today. #CatsOfLitsy #Loki

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StellarDoc
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Today, #Loki would rather watch squirrels than help me read my book. #CatsOfLitsy

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Tanzy13
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Blending darkness and light, history and folklore, Things in Jars is a spellbinding mystery that collapses the boundary between fact and fairy tale to stunning effect and explores what it means to be human in inhumane times.

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Ddzmini
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So I‘m actually reading this now ... I know I haven‘t read it before 📖🤪🤣🤣🤣

Tanisha_A 😂 1y
Tanisha_A We have problems of the classiest kind 1y
Ddzmini @Tanisha_A I know right if that‘s all I have to worry about ... I‘m doing great 👍🏼 📚 1y
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