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Reliquary
Reliquary | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Preston Douglas
17 posts | 53 read | 1 reading | 5 to read
A sequel to "The Relic" which has NYPD Lt. D'Agosta, Natural History Museum curator Margo Green, and a host of returning characters involved in a new investigation spurred by the discovery of the decapitated remains of a New York socialite and a sharp increase in the decapitation rate among the city's underground homeless.
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LiterarySloth
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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Another great book from the Pendergast series! If you like Jurassic Park type books, you‘ll love this one. Just make sure you pick up Relic first. You would be lost without knowing what happened in the first one.

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LiterarySloth
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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Book 3 for 2019! The sequel to Relic!

I felt sick earlier today, so while reading I also took a lot of naps. I think I‘ll be up for awhile, so I might as well get started on this one!
#52booksin52weeks

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DGRachel
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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Pickpick

This was a decent follow up to Relic. Good, but not great. I think 100 pages could have been culled without losing much in the way of story and the book suffered for the lulls in action. However, I like the writing style of the Preston/Child team and I love Pendergast. The cast of characters here was very interesting and I will be continuing with the series. #50 done for #MountTBR and this finishes the 2018 Modern Mrs Darcy challenge for me, too.

4thhouseontheleft Wow!! Congrats!! That is an amazing number of books read off your TBR! 6mo
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! I made my goal, so I‘m happy. But it‘s less than a third of my total read for the year and I had hoped to have a better balance between books bought before 2018 and books picked up this year. Plus, my actual TBR stacks exploded with books purchased this year, so it‘s a bit misleading. 😂😂 I‘m not doing any challenges next year beyond Goodreads and MountTBR, so I hope to do better reading books I already own. 🤞🏻 6mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m doing a few challenges, but I think I can fill a majority of the prompts with books I currently own. 🤞🤞 6mo
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DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft That‘s what I told myself last December. 🤣🤣 6mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhh 6mo
MallenNC Good for you for finishing the MMD challenge. I still have to read a 500 page book in order to finish. 6mo
sprainedbrain Nice work!!! 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
LauraBeth Wow! 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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BarkingMadRun
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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4 flights in 36 hours, to and from Austin. Finished the book in record time lol

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REPollock
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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Mehso-so

Meh. Not nearly as good as the first. And the minority characters are flat tokens, often demonized, and I wish I could have just read about the badass female cop without hearing about her great tits every time she appeared. Time to move on to other things.

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REPollock
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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I‘m looking forward to seeing some old characters I enjoyed in Relic. Subterranean NYC FTW.

TheReadingMermaid Love the pic 7mo
REPollock @TheReadingMermaid thank you! Such pretty fall colors in the Cemetery. 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Yes! Did you see the recent pictures of my trip to the cemetery? 7mo
REPollock @TheReadingMermaid yes! So many autumn leaves. 💛🧡💛❤️🧡 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Graveyards are so lovely. Perfect spot for reading 📖 7mo
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cozynarwhal
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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Pickpick

I really like how this author uses different points of view from different characters throughout to build suspense. The museum storyline that these first two books focused on was awesome! Can't wait to read more Pendergast.

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cozynarwhal
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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Does anybody else speed their audiobook up when they get to a really good part? It's like I get impatient waiting for the narrator.

shanaqui I often speed it up anyway! I read so much faster, so listening to audio I get all impatient. 14mo
cozynarwhal Hahaha! I'll start at normal speed but have to keep increasing it as I get more and more into it. 14mo
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Siannalyn
Reliquary | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Preston Douglas
Pickpick

I didn't fall in love with this one, but Pendergast is a wonderful character, full of charisma and strangness. You have to love him!

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Siannalyn
Reliquary | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Preston Douglas
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Currently reading this one... I love Pendergast and I've read a lot of books of this series, but not the first two. Now is time to fix this!

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Bookloverforever
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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DGRachel
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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I read fairly slowly, so I probably won't get through more than 1 1/2-2 books this weekend, even if I do nothing but read, but I have narrowed down my choices for #slaythatseriesreadathon to these four in-progress series, which should check off a slot or two on Mount TBR, even if they don't meet any other challenges.

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Pinkmeghan
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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I'm in a bit of a book slump, Littens! 😭 Absolutely nothing I try to read is catching my fancy, and it's not for lack of trying! I'm not going to beat myself up about it, but I do hate being in a reading slump when I have library books checked out! Luckily @SerialReader is helping me read at least *something* once a day! Here's hoping I find the slump buster book soon! 🍾📚

dariazeoli I hear you! 2y
Notafraidofwords It's terrible ! 2y
Garabrandtreviews Have you tried a bookshot? The Witness by James Patterson was good. I am also having a ton of fun with The Book jumper. 2y
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pppooraikul I recently found my new way out of my reading slump; I brought out my TBR pile and read the first page of each book. If one didn't catch my interest in the few first pages, I would move to another, then another, until THE one book got my attention. Then *whoop* I'm out of my reading slump! 😉 Hope this help you one way or another. 2y
Pinkmeghan @Garabrandtreviews I've even tried to re-read a couple of favorites and nothing is hitting! 😭 2y
Pinkmeghan @pppooraikul that's an awesome idea! Maybe I'll try doing that all at once rather in drips and drabs! 2y
Reviewsbylola I hate reading slumps. Usually the best thing for me is to just not think about it and focus on other things. I get frustrated when I force myself to read. Eventually it goes away. 2y
pppooraikul @Pinkmeghan You're welcome! Good luck. 🍀 2y
Foragingfantasy I've been struggling with this myself. Usually I pick up an old favorite or the next in a series that I know I'll enjoy. Something not very serious. Slumps are the worst, I hope you find your next read soon. 2y
Lmstraubie Hang in there! The right book is out there! 2y
Mc_cart_ny Time to binge watch a show on Netflix! 2y
MyNamesParadise Graphic novels have helped me get out of the slump. The series I read there are the Ms Marvel with Kamala Khan character, Paper Girls, and The Walking Dead. Recently I got Audiobooks from the library to listen to in the car. My theme for those at the moment are celebrity memoirs read by the author. If you have lots of holds try & focus on the ones you can't go without!! (I know that last one is hard!) hope these suggestions help!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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Pinkmeghan
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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So as of 1/1, my library moved over to a self-serve holds system. I kind of have mixed feelings, since I've always prided myself on my excellent taste. At my last library, one of the aides mentioned that she took out every book after I returned them because I read "the best books" ? But I do love being able to buzz in and out so quickly!

MrBook Nice! 2y
mom2bugnbee I love my library's self-hold system. 2y
ReadingSusan What does that mean? You can pick up your own holds? 2y
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LauraBrook My library does the same thing, but for checkout it's 50/50 self check or at the desk. Could you take yours to the desk and potentially get that (awesome) satisfaction still? 2y
Dogearedcopy They just moved our self-service holds to front desk holds. Too many people were stealing other people's holds! 2y
mrsmarch @ReadingSusan @Pinkmeghan My main branch does the same thing. They put the books on an open stack with alpha order flags and you can grab, self check out, and run. I suppose it makes things a little easier for the circulation desk staff.... 2y
mrsmarch @Pinkmeghan Also, clearly, you need to make friends with that staff member on GR or Litsy so they can keep abreast of your picks! 2y
Pinkmeghan Thanks @MrBook I do adore my library! 2y
Pinkmeghan @mom2bugnbee I think I'll like it overall ! 2y
LauraBeth My library has done the self-holds for the past ten years and as a result - I have very little (if any) interaction with the librarians ☹️ 2y
Pinkmeghan @ReadingSusan @mrsmarch is correct, and her library is how I knew what to do to begin with lol! @Dogearedcopy there was a staffer there, I don't know if there's a failsafe in the system to not let you take out a book that's not yours, I guess I'll find out! 2y
Pinkmeghan @LauraBrook I think I can, I suppose it will all depend on my mood lol! 2y
Pinkmeghan @mrsmarch it was at the Stoughton library so too late! 😭 2y
Pinkmeghan @LauraBeth that's part of why I have mixed feelings! Overall I love librarians! 2y
minkyb We don't have this and my town is small enough that I can't see it ever happening. In NYC my daughter does self checkout which may be necessary but too impersonal for me. 2y
Pinkmeghan @minkyb I was actually surprised my new city didn't have it when I moved here! Waltham is pretty large in size and population. I do miss my smaller town library that we moved from in a lot of ways, and the personal relationships are one of them! 2y
BookInMyHands Tomorrow I'm moving my library to self-service holds 😬. I need staff to do other work and this will encourage more self-checkout too. We do love our patrons though- it's a hard balance. 2y
minkyb @Pinkmeghan Waltham MA? 2y
Pinkmeghan @BookInMyHands it's definitely a hard decision, but I think it will help free up resources! 2y
Pinkmeghan @minkyb yep! 👍 2y
minkyb @Pinkmeghan I live in Harvard lol 2y
Pinkmeghan @minkyb hi neighbor! 👋 2y
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Briguy73
Reliquary | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Preston Douglas
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This is one of my favorite book stores.This is Taylor Books in my hometown Charleston, WV.Its cozy, has a nice cafe and decent musical performances.Book signings aren't that often but they are usually pretty good ones.Hope to visit the store again when I go back home next year.#getindie

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Minimalgrl
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston
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Library book just came available.... Move over "literary "book and hello fun monster book

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Minimalgrl
Reliquary | Douglas J Preston

Library book just came available.... Move over "literary "book and hello fun monster book