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The Cuckoo's Calling
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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RobES
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Finally finished 'The Cuckoo's Calling'. It really won me over by the end and I will def be reading more Cormoran Strike novels! He and Robin were genuinely likeable characters! I'm getting stuck into 'The Silent Companion' by Laura Purcell. It's been on my tbr list for ages and it seems appropriately eerie for this month 👻🎃

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RobES
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Determined to get this finished as Lily canters around this morning. Coffee, pastry and a decent book 👍💛🐎☕️

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SusanLee
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🧡 2mo
Eggs Beautiful 😍 2mo
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RobES
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Autumn nights are my fave- fire lit, candle lit snuggled up with a good book 🧡🍁🍂

mcctrish Love it 2mo
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Jeansandatshirt
Cuckoos Calling | J K Rowling
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If popular opinion demands I watch a movie or read a book, I tend to balk on principle. I‘m just newly returned to enjoying reading for pleasure and finding it difficult to stay focused on even good, engaging stories - but this one held me! I like good character development in imperfect characters. Here is the redemption story of a failing private investigator and the intellectual awakening of the temp who comes to work for him.

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RobES
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Saturday morning riding lesson ... not me, my daughter... Saturday morning mummy time! Been meaning to read this for ages... just hope it's better than my last read 😉☕️🍫📚🐎

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ProudBookNerd
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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This isn't a bad murder mystery but it's not a great one either. It wasn't a page turner for me. I put it down and then came back to it because I did want to find out who did it. There were some characters introduced that gave the appearance of having much more involvement but then just disappeared from the pages so that didn't leave a lot of guessing who the killer would be. JK Rowling's first venture into non-fantasy was OK and has potential.

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TheEllieMo
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I‘ve avoided reading the Strike series mainly because the author is so popular and I kind of steer away from things that seem overhyped, but after seeing a lot of people praising the series, I gave it a go, and I must say I‘m enjoying the series, though more for the relationship between Strike and Robin that the crime element.

StaceGhost I‘m totally in it for the romantic aspect too. The mysteries haven‘t captured me since troubled blood but goodness the tension 🥵 3mo
TheEllieMo @StaceGhost I‘m totally in if for Robin‘s character development! 3mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#manicmonday #LetterC @CBee

1. Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
2. John Connolly
3. Call me by your name
4. The Clash
5. Crocodile Rock - Elton John

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abookdragonsretreat
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I received this book for my birthday earlier this year from a friend, and I don't know why it's taken me so long to read it😅It was a very interesting murder mystery and I enjoyed the 'Sherlock Holmes' feel. Though a little slow and I did predict who the killer was, I enjoyed the events that played out, and especially liked the interaction between Strike and Robin. Overall it was a good book but could have been shorter.

reading_rainbow This series gets way better! 4mo
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LoverOfLearning
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@rsteve388 @Maggie4483 @HeathHof

Just finished this for my first ever #LMPBC!

Hmm I feel like this didn't quite hit the goal for a thrill read but the suspense was definitely present by the end.

I enjoy a good crime fiction every once in while and I was not disappointed by this at all. It kept me intrigued but it was a bit long. Which scares me because the next books in the series are even longer! 😳

Solid 4.25 star. Hope you like it too!

Coleen I was not completely sold on this first book of the series either. But each subsequent book gets better and better! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @Coleen ohh good to hear! I have the next 2 on my shelf! 4mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Started this book for my first ever round of #LMPBC.

This book has been on my shelf for 2 years!
I love the drama of a criminal investigation book so i predict a 4 star read!

When troubled model Lula Landry falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.

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SusanLee
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Mehso-so

Finally reading this and though it was filled with gists but I do find it rather dry as it feels more like reading a textbook. I would think there were too much going on and somehow I got lost midway. Prob good for tv, I haven‘t watched it yet. I somehow guessed the killer so the ending was no surprise but it did drags on a little 😅
My pick for #bookspin #roll100 @TheAromaofBooks @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper I've not read the books but enjoyed the TV series. It's a bit style over substance but still enjoyable 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
SusanLee @PuddleJumper I thought so too that tv series would be a better fit 5mo
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SusanLee
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Thanks for the tag @EadieB
#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Dark mystery crime fiction, I think 😅
2. My current read is apparently one, The Cuckoo‘s Calling by Robert Galbraith

 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs @CoffeeNBooks @Deifio @DinoMom

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 6mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 6mo
Eggs ❤️❤️ 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 5mo
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Kgaudiuso
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Mehso-so

This book could have been waaaayyy shorter and been just as good! I enjoyed it, but it took me forever to read because of how much extra nonsense was in it. Pretty sure I‘ve gone cuckoo from reading it.

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Christyco125
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Thanks for the tag @bthegood

🌟Yes, if I stay up late reading
🌟Cormoran Strike novels and Emma - I have an almost annual reread of them all
🌟Getting through the month with work. I‘m on a countdown to the end but I don‘t want short timers to creep in before I‘m done.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for the great post 👍🏼 7mo
bthegood Thx for sharing😊 7mo
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micaelapriestley
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Smlambert725
Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith

“The dead could only speak through the mouths of those left behind, and through the signs they left scattered behind them.”
#April2022

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Steph.Titus
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#Book.8.2022

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Ast_Arslan
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#SavvySettings

9. Pub

The Tottenham is a big part of this book series 🤣

Cathythoughts I‘d love to see this series … I must try and find it , I have Sky & Netflix. Anyone know where I‘d find it ? (edited) 9mo
Ast_Arslan @Cathythoughts I really don't know, in Italy it's a little bit different >< maybe you could find it online? 🤔 9mo
Eggs Sounds good 👌🏼 9mo
Kimberlone It is on hbo max in the us! 9mo
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yoavshai
Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 157.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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SeaToSkyes
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Rating 4.5 stars.
Literally the only issue I had was the constant vilification of fat people in this book. If it only happened once or twice I could overlook it, but it was at least every handful of chapters.

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AMFOX
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I wasn't sure where this book was headed when I started but enjoyed figuring out "who done-it" and folling the steps of the detective.

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Reading buddy
Day 2 - 6pm check-in

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AMFOX
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I'm hoping by next check-in I am done with this one! Its so good!

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AMFOX
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Almost done with book #1 and I like to think I'm only going to read one more chapter but....

#mbcreadathon
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@MonthlyBookClub

elyseh Entered! 1y
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AMFOX
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Can't wait to get off work and get this timer moving!!

Noon check-in: Show us your timers!

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MonthlyBookClub entered! 1y
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AMFOX
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"The buzz in the street was like the humming of bees." - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

#mbcreadathon
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Day 1 - 6am check in
First line of current read
@MonthlyBookClub

MonthlyBookClub Entered! 1y
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Madison91
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Ugh this was trash, it was boring and obvious. It really took my energy to get through it

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kwmg40
Cuckoos Calling | J K Rowling
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I meant to spend the afternoon reading, but my daughter convinced me we should make Chinese dumplings (about 12 dozen of them) instead!

I still managed to put in 2 hours and 50 minutes for the #20in4 readathon. @Andrew65

Ruthiella Yum! 😋 Looks delicious! 1y
kwmg40 @Ruthiella Thanks! They are time-consuming to make but they freeze well, so we always make lots at a time. 1y
Tamra Oh my gosh, I wish they were in my freezer! 1y
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BarbaraBB Wow, they look delicious! I wish I could make them myself! 1y
kwmg40 @Tamra @BarbaraBB Thank you! The dumplings are actually not that hard to make; they just take a lot of time. I'm discovering that similar techniques are used for all sorts of “filled things“: dumplings, ravioli, pierogis, empanadas, etc. 😀 1y
kwmg40 I should add that the real trick is to buy premade dumpling wrappers, which are inexpensive and commonly found in Asian grocery stores. My aunt used to make them from scratch but I have neither the patience nor her skill. 1y
BarbaraBB Thanks! I have a wonderful Asian grocery story around the corner so I will ask there. What kind of dough are you using? I think it‘ll work for gyoza too! 1y
Andrew65 A good start and dumplings too 👏👏👏 1y
Gissy 😋 1y
kwmg40 @BarbaraBB These are flour based and often called wonton wrappers. They should work for gyoza too. Good luck! 🥟 1y
kwmg40 Thanks for stopping by, @Andrew65 and @Gissy ! 1y
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amelia538
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I really enjoyed this book, I just finished reading it 3 days ago. The characters were really well developed and the story line was intriguing and exciting. The ending shocked me and I would definitely recommend it . I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
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Meenal
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Enjoyable and satisfying, read it quickly

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HOTPock3tt
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I finished this 2 weeks ago and forgot to review. I really enjoyed the characters in this one. Strong MC‘s and intriguing + witty side characters. The detective story/mystery was well played out and I didn‘t guess the actual culprit. Storyline moved quickly. I enjoyed this and will eventually try the rest of the series. ☺️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

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Mdonald
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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This book was fun. I wish I could feel comfortable with the whole book. I give it 7 out of 10 - I would say higher but the writing in some sections is were a little cringey. I will watch the series on HBOMax. My friends love the book series. #crime #whodoneit #uk #british

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Blerdgal_Fenix
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When Strike asked Kiera if she had slept with his father, before sleeping with her. This whole moment took me smooth out. It was cringey moment lol 😂 - I am still listening to this book. Having to ask someone have you slept with my father, means you probably you shouldn‘t sleep with them.

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 59

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

Lucy_Anywhere I really like this series! 2y
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KnjiskiZmaj
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Well, it's been a while... but nice to see you all, my fellow Littens 😊 Current read, but audio version. Cuckoo's Calling, just finished the first half, and I'm loving it so far 😍

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LoverOfLearning
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My book finds this week!! So I have book 3, the Career of Evil. Not knowing it was part of a series I started it. I quickly realized it had a good history behind it. I am a bit bumbed that book 3 has a very nice book cover and these are the tv promos...

I've heard great things about this series.

Who's read it?

Sleepswithbooks I read “The Cuckoos Calling” not realizing it was part of a series too as well. I liked it! 2y
rwmg Loved books 1 and 2 but book 3 spent far too long in the bad guy's head for my taste 2y
vivastory I haven't read the latest one “Lethal White“ but I've loved all the rest. I think this series def gets better (& darker) with each entry. I personally actually like these covers more than my covers 😂 2y
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AvidReader25 100% agree that the series gets better. Three and four have been my favs so far! 2y
LoverOfLearning @Stacypatrice 😂 that's funny. Will you backtrack and read 1 and 2? 2y
LoverOfLearning @rwmg ohh okay fair. That's actually really interesting to me 2y
LoverOfLearning @vivastory oh good. I have a few other books to finish before I can start these. Haha I wish I had book 3 to show the cover but its packed and in a different start right now. 2y
LoverOfLearning @AvidReader25 oh nice! I'm excited! 2y
Sleepswithbooks @LoverOfLearning I need to. I‘m behind on everything currently... except eating..... THAT I‘m ahead of 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
LoverOfLearning @Stacypatrice ha I feel that! Take one day at a time. 2y
LatrelWhite Just finished The Cuckoos Calling on audible didn‘t know it was part of a series. It was a free selection for this month. 2y
LoverOfLearning @LatrelWhite oh wow! Nice. 2y
Blueberry I started reading it because this guy on the He Read She Read podcast liked them so much. 2y
LoverOfLearning @Blueberry I've never heard of that podcast ! I'll definitely have to check it out. 2y
CarolynM Thanks for the Tom Burke pictures😍😍 2y
LoverOfLearning @CarolynM 😂😍😂😍 2y
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KimmyM
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This has been on my shelf for ages, and I'm glad I finally read it! I really enjoyed this one: the mystery was well done, but I adored Cormoran and Robin.
I have book two, and will be reading that asap!

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kiks
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Done with my #bookspin #doublespin book.

I liked this book. The starting was a bit choppy in terms of writing (which seems to be at odds with the story) but by the end, I was hooked to the story and though the killer wasn't difficult to guess, I still couldn't help but finish the book.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I still haven't read this one!! It's been on my list forever! 3y
kiks @TheAromaofBooks if you like crime fiction, will definitely recommend this. 3y
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Petelord
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So much better than expected. I genuine page turner. Mr Galbraith has an extremely promising future 😉

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CBee
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@Jas16 you are amazing! Thank you for the book, and the lovely card! Can‘t wait to read this. Will write back soon ❤️

Jas16 I am so glad you like it! Hope you enjoy- I love this series. ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
CBee @Jas16 thanks again ❤️❤️ 3y
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Purple Poodle
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This is a great murder mystery!
Has great, believable, current characters that add to the interest.
It is the first book in a series though, just a heads up :)
I really lucked out and got the first 3 in the series at my fave bookstore,(C, you know who you are- you're the best),all thanks to the recommendation from a stranger!

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dariazeoli
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Gave it a good run, but halfway into the book and it just isn‘t holding my interest. First DNF if 2020. Perhaps I‘m a Rowling fan, but not so much with Galbraith.

On the bright side, I‘ll be unhauling the next two books in the series. 3 books off of #MountTBR, just like that!

alisiakae I thought this one was just okay, but really liked the second book. 3y
Izai.Amorim I had the same problem. Complicated and not really credible plots work well in phantasy but not in general fiction – at least not for me. 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I didn't think there was anything special about this one. It was just ok. 3y
Hooked_on_books I liked A Casual Vacancy, but didn‘t think this one was great. I‘m told this series gets better, but I just don‘t know if I want to invest the time. 3y
rubyslippersreads I liked it, but most of my book club found it too slow. 3y
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dariazeoli
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#BookReport

February, you are too darned short!

Cinfhen Ha!! We get an extra day this month 😉💓 3y
dariazeoli @Cinfhen I‘m showing my calendar privilege, huh? 😁 3y
Eyelit Ive kind of stalled in Joyful Vegan - this month has been wackadoodle at work so when I do read it‘s random at best... but I‘m hoping to get back on track this week! 3y
dariazeoli @Eyelit I put the book down, too! It‘s nice to have a no-pressure buddy read with everything else going on 👍 3y
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Sammidnightsun
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I really enjoy these just couldn‘t put it down