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The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #1)
The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #1) | Michael Connelly
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Brooke_H
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Bailedbailed

DNFing at p165. Way too slow and I‘m bored with the ‘90s misogyny.

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eanderson
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Getting back into Harry Bosch while being plugged in for 30 minutes for my infusion. 😀

TrishB Love a bit of Harry 😁 5mo
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eanderson
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Starting Harry Bosch while relaxing! 😊 #20in4

TrishB Love Bosch 👍🏻 5mo
GatheringBooks We are binge-watching the TV series on Amazon Prime. Love the character of Maddie Bosch. 💕 I have yet to find any of the books, though. 🤣😭 5mo
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ImperfectCJ
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I enjoyed the latest books enough that I decided to go back to the beginning. Not bad. This is also when I found out that there's a long-running TV series about Bosch. Shows how much I pay attention to TV, I guess.

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EvieBee
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After finishing the latest Bosch and Ballard novel, I figured I should get to know Bosch from the beginning.
I ♥️ him, and his experiences in the Vietnam War really came to the fore when he‘s called to the scene of a suspicious death. Connelly lead me down a rabbit hole about “tunnel rats” and the LAPD in the early 90s. Quite a read! Lots to be said about PTSD and its debilitating effects.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB You have treats in store! 13mo
EvieBee @TrishB I can‘t wait! 13mo
DivineDiana I have always loved this David Hopper painting, but had never noticed “Phillies” painted at the top of the building. This has sparked my curiosity! Also decided that I should try a Harry Bosch book too! (edited) 13mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana I‘ve never known the name of this painting until I read this book. It‘s a lovely painting. I‘m so glad you‘re going to try Bosch. It‘s a bit heavy but the payoff seems worthwhile. 13mo
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Leftcoastzen
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After listening to Trunk Music, I decided I‘d go & read or listen to Bosch from the beginning. Bosch is a great character, as is Los Angeles .When he goes to Barney‘s Beanery and / or Musso & Frank , I want to go back right away. The city is so significant in these books, brings back memories from my time living in Long Beach & exploring the LA area.

swishandflick Enjoy the ride! Such a great series 👏🏽 1y
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Oryx
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Ok, I'm doing this @TrishB

TrishB Oh I hope you like it 🤞🏻🤞🏻 just started Great Circle. 1y
AlaMich The Bosch series is excellent! I don‘t know if you get the Amazon Prime Bosch series in the UK, but that is very good as well. Los Angeles is almost a character in itself. 1y
Oryx @AlaMich Yes, I was telling @trishb it was really good 😃 I've watched two seasons now, but never read the books! Completely agree with you on LA - that sums it up perfectly. 1y
swishandflick 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1y
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OmarDwidar93
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Bosch meets CSI 😂😂….And the show is a must see on Amazon Prime Video ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheKidUpstairs
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I just had to check out the source after binging Bosch in its entirety. Thoroughly enjoyable, will definitely continue with the series. It is a little dated and there are some moments of serious cringe, but a fast moving, intricate, and interesting plot with some great characters makes it a pick!

CoffeeNBooks I love Bosch! I haven't read any of the Bosch books, though. I've only read the Lincoln Lawyer series. 1y
TheKidUpstairs @CoffeeNBooks the show is so good, Titus Welliver is fantastic! 1y
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TheKidUpstairs
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So after binging (and loving) Bosch on Prime, I thought I should read some of the source material. I'm only 8% in, and so far so good. BUT there have been multiple descriptions of Bosch's driving routes through LA, and in my head I immediately hear Armisen and Wigg in The Californians. It's slightly distracting 🤣🤣🤣

LeahBergen I love those skits!! 🤣🤣 1y
SamAnne 😂😂😂😂 1y
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swishandflick
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Hell yes, this is an excellent book!! Connelly is masterful with his plotting, and I'm still shook that I only recently gave him a shot. I can already tell I'm going to quickly get sucked down the Bosch rabbit hole - it's been a while since I've been this excited to start a series that has a looooong runway. Should keep me pleasantly busy 😆 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼It‘s so good! And you have plenty of them! 2y
Twainy Love Bosch. I recently watched the TV series. Love that too. Titus Welliver reads the new books & the first one I think. Great series. 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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My favorite crotchety Angeleno. #20Series20Days #Top20Series

TrishB Definitely in mine too 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts I‘ve only read the first few , but loved them 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Andrew65 I‘ve on,y read the first few, but loved the most recent, The Concrete Blonde. 2y
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LeahBergen My husband just did a massive binge of this TV series. He hardly came up for air. 😆 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen We LOVE the tv show and are bummed that next season will be the last. Assuming they ever get to film it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
LeahBergen I‘ll let him know. He‘ll be depressed. 😆 2y
Leftcoastzen My friend is reading these , I think she‘s only missing one in the series .I helped her find some of them,budget buying. 2y
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2010.Margaret.L
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just finished reading “The Black Echo“

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Tove_Reads
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LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is that smoking, badly behaving American police we all know. He was also in Vietnam, and so is the man who was found murdered. In fact, Harry knew him. But, who killed him and why? I had a hard time getting into this book, mainly because the subject does not really interest me. The book had nice twists and turns, and I enjoyed it towards the end.

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Tove_Reads
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Tried to take a nice pic of my library haul today, but it‘s not going to happen. Happy that I can get books from the library again!

BookishMe Hurray! 📚💞📚👏🏽📚 3y
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Twainy
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🎧 Audible special edition of the first Bosch book. Yes I own and have read the original but the actor does a great job of narrating the new books so ... take my money Audible. It was great just like the newer books he narrates! There‘s also an interview with Titus Welliver after the book. If you like Bosch, books and/or show you‘ll probably enjoy this! Loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3

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BeckyLeJ
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Quarantine PSA: Now might be the perfect time to dive into a new series. Connelly has a massive backlist, not to mention the fab show (new season, April 17), and crossovers between his various series. I‘d always put off starting the Bosch books because there were so many to catch up on, not anymore!

If you‘re doing the popsugar reading challenge, this series have 20+ books 🤓

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Bookzombie
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Harry Bosch, Hollywood homicide detective, catches the call for a dead body in a drain pipe. The victim is a face from the past and he is knows that it‘s a murder made to look like a heroine overdose.

I was positive this would be a pick for me as l‘ve a read a couple later Bosch books and the Mickey Haller series. I only wish my library had the audiobook on Libby as CDs are more of a pain. I will still pick up the next one on CD though, lol.

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Lizwarnerpdx
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The first Harry Bosch story. I enjoyed this one. I‘ve read several others but going back to the beginning and seeing some of the background for future ones was great.

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LiterarySloth
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Okay! I have decided I‘d enjoy Little Women more as an audiobook. I found a great version on audible. That will be my next listen after The Tommyknockers. My physical read will now be this one. I started watching the show and love it. I‘m using my cat‘s booty as a book stand. 😹

📚: 48/52 (not counting Little Women now since I‘m waiting to finish Tommyknockers)

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Andrew65
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Overall this was a good read, but at times it was a bit of a chore to get through and not helped by the acronyms used regularly in the book. I did enjoy the resolution of the story. I do know this is a high quality series so perhaps this was just Michael trying to find his style with his first book. I will see how the series develops in the next couple.

#SummersEndReadathon 2313 Pages Read / 4000 Target
5th book finished during the Readathon.

TrishB The series gets better and better, one of my favs! 3y
Andrew65 @TrishB That‘s what I assumed given this one. Thanks for the motivation. 👍 3y
suzie.reads It's a great series but some of the books do feel like abit of a chore. I'm the same with the Kay Scarpetta series aswell. 3y
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Andrew65 @suzie.reads Thanks, good to know I am not alone in this. 3y
suzie.reads A writer has got to struggle for ideas etc after writingso many books. I feel the same with the Jack Reacher books although the latest one was pretty good. 3y
Bookwm85forever I‘m about 30% into this book. Author is a bit windy but I am enjoying the storyline. My son is a new police officer. 😊 3y
Andrew65 @suzie.reads I‘d agree with Jack Reacher too. 3y
Andrew65 @Bookwm85forever Yes I‘d agree, very windy on occasions but overall enjoyable. Congratulations to your son. 😊👍 3y
Bookwm85forever @Andrew65 Thank you!! 3y
Aimeesue Harry Bosch❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
EadieB Nice review! I gave it 4 stars the first time I read it and I‘m giving it 4 stars this time. I think you do have to get used to the tone of Connelly‘s writing and Bosch is such a unique character. 3y
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, I‘m sure they‘ll improve. It was his first published book. 3y
Andrew65 @Aimeesue Glowing recommendation. 3y
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Bookwm85forever
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Meet Harper Lee! She‘s my daughter‘s cat but I want to keep her. #catsoflitsy #cats #cat #booknerd #bookaddict #bookworm #bookaddiction #bookobsessed

KathyWheeler She‘s beautiful! 3y
LauraBeth She‘s a beauty! 😻 3y
Crazeedi So gorgeous !! 😻💕 3y
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Bookwm85forever @KathyWheeler @LauraBeth @Crazeedi Thank you!! She‘s very tiny. 3y
Megabooks 😍😍😍 3y
brit91 😻😻😻😻😻😻 3y
CatLass007 🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯💕 3y
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Andrew65
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For anyone interested, this is the link to the Group Read of The Black Echo on Librarything.

http://www.librarything.com/groups/bookdiscussionthebla

EadieB Thanks! 3y
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Andrew65
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Started reading The Black Echo as part of a Group Read I am doing on Librarything. We are aiming to read all the books in The Harry Bosch Universe in order.

Currently at 6 hrs 19 minutes in the #24B4Monday Readathon and at 377 Pages in the #SummersEndReadathon (target 4000 Pages). This is after reading more than half of After The Party by Lis Jewell this afternoon / evening.

EadieB @Andrew65 I'm still reading The Kill and finished the 1st part of Bosch. Also listened to Recursion by Blake Crouch on audio. I'm up to 11 hrs and 6 mins. and read 330 pages. Your speed seems to be increasing and my is still slow! lol 3y
Andrew65 @EadieB 11 hrs + is a great time. Yes Read intensively this afternoon / evening. 3y
EadieB @Andrew65 You should be able to make up more time tomorrow or Sunday. You're doing great though in your page count! 3y
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Andrew65 @EadieB Hopefully. The page count often depends on the book and the words on it some take a lot of reading to finish a Page, others less so. Some of the books I had today were of the shorter kind, and the audiobook went through the pages quite quickly. 3y
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes audio usually goes quicker for me too! 3y
Clwojick You‘re crushing it! Way to go! 3y
Andrew65 @Clwojick Starting to catch up after a slow start, only managed just under 3 3 hours in the first 18 hours, but read around 5 hours in the next 6. 3y
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Andrew65
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This is the schedule for the Group Read of The Black Echo which I am leading on Librarything. We are looking to read all the books in the Harry Bosch Universe Reading a book every few months, most probably over a number of years 😂

All welcome to join us, either on Litsy or on Librarything. Once the group is set up I will post a link on Litsy.

The schedule of this one is quite even due to the structure of the book. Today‘s section is shorter.

EadieB Thanks! 3y
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drneutron
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Mehso-so

Watching Bosch on Amazon Prime, thought I'd try the books. This was Connelly's first, so a little rough around the edges. Noir, for sure!

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Lena_writes
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And we‘re done! Working out my TBR for the Magical Readathon before I decide what to pick up next. (I passed 12 OWLs, but I don't think I can pass the number of NEWTs required for Alchemy). #magicalreadathon

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Lena_writes
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Getting a couple of hours in before I start on chores and Camp NaNo.

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BigDuke666
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Like other readers I chose to read this series after finding the show on Amazon Prime. The Black Echo was a great opener for the series. The key elements of his back story are intermingled with the case. It cements the reader‘s interest that guarantees they will pick up the next novel.

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Lena_writes
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Just two traveller‘s notebooks to make and then I can settle down and get some reading done. #notbookrelated #offtopic

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Lena_writes
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About halfway through, need to get this done!

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farre
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I love a good police procedural (The Closer is my favorite) so I watched Bosch and decided to read the book. It was really well done. So much that if I couldn‘t listen, I made sure I had to book to read a few pages here and there.

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jenniferw88
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Just taken advantage of the 2 for 1 sale on Audible! I couldn't resist getting Paul Sinha's History Revision for free (me, #AddictedtoTheChase as usual)!

Cityofamber Is this a current 2 for 1 sale? I‘m not seeing anything on the audible site. 4y
jenniferw88 @Cityofamber yes, but I'm based in the UK - it might not apply elsewhere. 4y
Cityofamber @jenniferw88 that makes sense:) 4y
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Megabooks
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Half watched an episode of Bosch on Prime with my mom and dad. I was also reading Thick.

What I call my parents “murdering shows”, I‘ve never really been into, though. My mom has also read most of the Bosch books, which is not my thing either.

BUT, Bosch fans, what do you think of the book versus the series?

TrishB I‘ve only read the books, which I love! 4y
Megabooks @TrishB I think my mom originally liked the books more, but the series grew on her. She and dad are on the new season, which I think is 5. 4y
KathyWheeler I had a problem with the casting of Titus Welliver at first because he‘s small and compact, and I didn‘t view Bosch that way. I grew to love him as Bosch though, and I like that he narrates the audiobooks. 4y
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Cathythoughts I‘ve only read the first few books... I think I might like the series 👍🏻 4y
Megabooks @KathyWheeler Yes! I definitely find it odd in tv and movies if the actor does match what I have in my head and/or the author‘s description. It‘s cool that he‘s the audiobook narrator! 4y
Megabooks @Cathythoughts my mom really likes it. It took me until season 3 to convince her to start from the beginning. Streaming anything for my mom in her 70s has finally become a normal thing lol! 😉😂 4y
Cathythoughts I‘d say your mom & I would get along fine ♥️👍🏻 4y
Megabooks @Cathythoughts 😊😊😊 4y
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sreyakhan22
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A very slow moving book.. I have read better thrillers , would follow the series and finish all but it was not worth the hype

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jpellet
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I learned about this book right here, on Litsy! Michael Connelly does not disappoint with this first novel in the Harry Bosch series! I am hooked and will be reading more! Now, just wondering.... how many do I need to read before checking out the TV series?? Thoughts?

suzie.reads Such a good series I'm on book number 14 4y
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Suzze
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1. I sponsored six kids in this class so they could each get the $1 book from Scholastic once a month all school year. Here is the class with their first book!
2. My famous spaghetti sauce.
3. Watching Gotcha Day Live through Tracysdogs on Facebook. 40 some dogs rescued from high kill shelters will be going to their forever homes! Should be about 4 pm on Saturday live.
4. Michael Connelly
5. Apple cider at the orchard.

#humpdaypost

Cinfhen Awwwww, Suzze 🙌🏻💕#LocalHero 😘 4y
tammysue 👏🏻👏🏻 That‘s awesome!! 4y
Samplergal ❤️thank you. 4y
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Alfoster So cool! You ROCK! And I love Connelly too! Wish we were closer in geography!😍 4y
Suzze @Alfoster Yes, I‘d love to get together! 4y
Alfoster Ok, plan a trip to SD! 😀😀😀 4y
Suzze @Alfoster I should, I have a friend in Redfield. 4y
Alfoster Ok then. It‘s decided!😍 Whenever it works, let me know!👏 4y
Foragingfantasy Oh my gosh!!! That is the best idea ever!!!! So cute! 4y
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Pamwurtzler
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I should have seen that ending coming. Still, it was a good read, and one I‘ve had on my kindle forever. First book of #twointhree !

CSeydel Haha - yep. After a certain point it‘s like ... oh. there‘s no other way this could go. 4y
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Pamwurtzler
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This has been hanging on my kindle waiting to be read forever. #black #readingresolutions

Suzze This is my favorite series! 4y
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Coffeymuse
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Lunch with Bosch 😊

Readerann What a great date! 4y
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Coffeymuse
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Forgot to take Bosch downstairs for lunch, so snacks and a few minutes before lunch ends. #librarianlunch

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Coffeymuse
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I love the show Bosch and ready to delve into Connelly's works. #sundayreads

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TorieStorieS
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This has been on my TBR for years- and then we started watching the show Bosch on Amazon Prime and I was even more excited! And this audiobook definitely delivered! The production quality and drama of the performance- plus the sort of multimedia effects for the phone calls is really great! I listened to this fast- perfect for #audiocoloring and everything else too!!

Sace I love the Bosch Amazon series. 4y
TorieStorieS @restlessficklebookhoarder Me too!! And I‘ve been #audiocleaning to the sequel today- I‘m going to have a hard time restraining myself from binge-listening to the whole series... 4y
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Minimalgrl
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Oh happy day !!!! My book of the month has arrived #BOTM

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Minimalgrl
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Sunday ....☕️🤓📚

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CSeydel
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Read my first Harry Bosch book thanks to @ShookBelf and #FreakyFriday ! Very enjoyable! Connelly goes all out to immerse the reader in a sense of place. The plot charged along and there was just enough humor to keep the book from being overcome by the gritty and dreary story elements. All in all a solid pick and I‘m sure I‘ll revisit this series!

(Only problem was I can‘t help but picture Bosch as Titus Welliver thanks to the ubiquitous adverts)

ShookBelf I'd read most of the Bosch series before the adaptation came out and although Welliver isn't how I'd pictured Harry, he does a magnificent job. I'd definitely recommend watching the series. 5y
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CSeydel
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Ok, I thought I‘d take a photo of the book with a Mexican beer, because that‘s what Bosch drinks, only to discover I was all out. So here‘s a stock image. However, I also came up with a SoCal themed cocktail ... recipe in comments below 🍹👇

#freakyfridaychallenge

CSeydel “The Black Echo” : combine chili powder, cinnamon, cocoa powder, cumin, & oregano with a cup of sugar & two cups water. Bring to a boil, then let steep for a few hours to make a chili-flavored syrup. 👇 5y
CSeydel Mix a shot of syrup with a shot of vodka & 3 oz of coke. Voilá! It‘s like a ... vodka mole? Sorta? ? If you try it, let me know what you think! I thought it was ... not bad. (edited) 5y
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, I just took a screenshot of your recipe 😁! Will have to try it soon! 5y
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Alfoster Sounds interesting!😍 and I love Bosch! 5y
CSeydel @ValerieAndBooks @Alfoster 😁👌🏼🍹🔥 5y
GingerAntics That cocktail certainly sounds interesting. lol 5y
monalyisha I know nothing about cooking or making drinks but the oregano is a surprise! (I love mole, btw. I *do* know about eating. 😉) 5y
CSeydel @monalyisha haha, it is true real mole doesn‘t have oregano in it! I just threw in my standard taco seasoning (which I usually call “faux-le” just because the cocoa powder makes it sorta mole-ish) and made a simple syrup from it. 5y
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CSeydel
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“Sometimes he believed that he took things just right and everybody else didn‘t take them seriously enough.”