I have been holding off on this series because I couldn't find it through my library. I finally sucked it up and purchased the first book. I'm HOOKED! Jayne Entwistle is one of my favorite narrators 🙂
Picked this up last month at our library in Tokyo for #Readharder2019 (a cozy mystery) and was pleasantly surprised! Flavia is a cheekier, younger Nancy Drew who loves chemistry and trying to unravel all the mysteries. Full of charming and quirky locals in post-WWII English countryside. And to find out it's a series with heaps more 😍 currently on book 3 💨 #mommyreads #cozy #mystery #crime
I just finished this on audio and on the whole I found it a fun mystery. I love the narrator, Flavia. She is young, confident, arrogant, highly intelligent, and a true individual. The mystery itself was just ok and could have been better especially given Flavia‘s propensity for chemistry. I would recommend to anyone that likes British mysteries.
I am bailing on the #audiobook version of this book because the reader is so terribly distracting. I find the emphasis is put on the wrong words so often that I almost have to translate the lines to make better sense of them, and the tone and cadence of the voice is completely wrong for the character of Flavia as I understand her. I might try reading the printed version sometime instead!
Flavia de Luce is the sweetness at the bottom of the pie, without her this book would just be a bunch of crust!
The most surprising part of this whodunnit, to me, was how much I struggled to get through it and how relieved I was when it was over. I didn‘t connect with Flavia at all. I kept waiting to, and it never happened. I rather disliked her whole family, if I‘m being honest. The setting was nice, and I liked the chemistry tidbits and facts about stamps. But I‘m not sure I‘ll be continuing the series. 😐
I have been craving comfort so I decided to go back and listen to some Flavia de Luce. I‘ve read all but the last one and loved them, so I thought listening to them would be perfect. But the narrator is all wrong. She‘s bright and chirpy and, in my head, Flavia is wry and dry and cynical. I was really looking forward to listening to all the books, but I‘m going to have to bail on the audio.
Green books for the rainbow challenge and St. Patrick‘s Day! 🍀💚
Flavia is a delightful character and I‘m enjoying this book immensely.
“If there is a thing I truly despise, it is being addressed as ‘dearie.‘ When I write my magnum opus, A Treatise Upon All Poison, and come to “Cyanide,” I am going to put under “Uses” the phrase “Particularly efficacious in the cure of those who call one ‘Dearie.‘” 🙌🙌
If you haven‘t eaten lunch on the couch while reading from your Kindle (and while the dog is staring at you and the cat is napping in his Nike shoebox) - then what are you waiting for?
Finally getting to read this after I have heard so much about this one. So excited.
I love Flavia de Luce. I think she is one of the most delightful characters I‘ve met in a book in quite a while. She is what puts this book over the top. It‘s a good mystery and nicely depicted setting, but Flavia and the other characters are the stars. I can‘t wait to read the second book in the series. 4⭐️
I‘m haven‘t gotten much reading done the last couple of days, because we went to Orlando to see Hamilton, thanks to the birthday gift from our son and DIL. But I discovered that they have the entire Flavia de Luce series on their shelf. I plan to check #2 out of their library when we go back next week to babysit.
For fiction reading, I usually alternate physical and ebooks. I just finished one of my Kindle and was going to head back to the Irish Country Doctor series, but this #kindlitsy gift started calling to me. And I listened 😂. Now I‘m hooked. For someone whose father and grandfather were chemists, and who married her high school chemistry teacher, Flavia is my kind of character.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️. 11 year old Flavia is an amateur chemist who lives with her dad and 2 sisters in a large old home. When a dead body is found in the garden Flavia undertakes her own investigation. Found parts of this clever and entertaining but also found myself skimming. Overall fine and fun. May continue the series if I need a quick palate cleanser now that I know the back story. #booked2019 #femaledetective
Nothing I love more than being rudely awoken at 7AM on my day off by a screaming child who can‘t deal with being told she can‘t sleep in our bed like she has every day for the past month. I so love this regression they‘re both going through.🙃 reading now because I‘m awake and, unlike my boyfriend, I can actually take a nap later.
Chores are finished, dinner dishes are washed & I‘m ready to relax. After spending last week reading a work required management book 🤮, I am back to Flavia & her adventure. I am truly enjoying Alan Bradley‘s writing style. I see myself owning the entire series.
Anyone notice George in the background? Yes, he has decided my new lap desk is now his new pillow. 🤦🏻♀️ #catsoflitsy #crazycatgeorge
I do not like snow here or there,
I do not like snow anywhere!
My poor baby MINI is buried. I can‘t tell if the town has bothered to plow yet or not (not like they do even a decent job anyways; 1/2 inch of snow results in nasty roads here🙄). Kids woke up at the buttcrack of dawn. So I‘m getting some cereal and reading to try and curb the cabin fever I‘m already feeling! #WinterStormReadathon
Hello #litsywalkers. The sidewalks of the city aren‘t as well maintained as my suburban sidewalks, so my #audiowalk was a bit treacherous today. Still I survived my mile and a half loop, and enjoyed my book. Plus I saw some beautiful birds trying to get lunch through the snow cover. Should hit 10,000 steps on my way home tonight. Then it‘s cub scouts and a bath for this sleepy mom.
Most of these steps were from shoveling and sledding, but I managed to stretch dropping off my daughter into almost a mile walk, and hit my 10,000. Now that the snow has stopped, and the sun is out, it‘s a beautiful day for an #audiowalk
I‘m enjoying the book. It‘s pretty funny for a story about murder.
Loving Flavia!!!! She is the perfect companion on this rainy day! My sinus infection is in full swing, so I thought a little cinnamon toast would be great medicine while Flavia and I continue our adventure.
Total fluff, but an easy listen for cleaning and driving. Obvious props for a spunky girl detective. #audiobook
I‘m loving this so far. So much better than Gone Girl, & it feeds into one of my favorite, ultra-specific genres: mystery series with a quirky female detective who isn‘t quite spectacular but far from ordinary at the same time.😍 I‘m positive I‘ll gobble this one up & then collect the rest of the series.
A 3 star cozy mystery with a 4 star character. I'm pretty late to the Flavia party--i might pick up another in this series down the line. It was mostly cute and charming with a few missteps. This was my cozy mystery choice for #readharder.