Bit of stitching, bit of reading whilst family watching the World Cup cricket make for a relaxing Sunday evening. 100 pages in and finding Rivers of London is a fun and easy read!!
“. . . how could I say no [to Pegg and Frost]? I feel confident on several levels. I‘m working with creators and I know these people don‘t like bollocks. . . . [Simon and Nick] are tremendous nerds and I don‘t have to explain things to do them about magic, they just get it. we have a common language, which we don‘t have in a lot of TV companies.”
If Mr Aaronovitch is excited, so am I. I love them all.
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It‘s coming to TV、 possibly up to 8 episodes！Link: https://deadline.com/2019/04/simon-pegg-nick-frost-rivers-of-london-1202602550/
Absolutely loved this book! It‘s Harry Potter meets Harry Dresden! I love the witticisms and various characters as well as the action packed plot. I absolutely need to get all the other books in this series. The detailing and mapping of London in this book is phenomenal as well. London is one of my favourite places in the world and I love seeing such a lovely homage to it.
My reading plans were thrown for a loop when a few books came off my hold list! Midnight Riot - Or Rivers of London, depending on who you ask - is the first book in a series I‘ve been meaning to revisit and catch up on. A friend recommended the audiobooks and they were so right! The narrator was GREAT. And the book itself held up on the reread! Can‘t wait for the next book to come in!
Enjoyed it immensely, good character development, I like the world that BA has created and am always drawn in by anecdotal tales from history and am always suckered into stories of magic, fables and myths. Ticks a lot of my boxes. Feel like there is a lot more to explore here.
Just got home and finally got to open my #BBSRedacted box. Thank you so much @mcipher for the fantastic books! I am so excited to dive into them! I now have an evening plan of a face mask and one of your lovely drink recommendations.
I like knowing the locations and settings, but I can't bear the male gaze. Every woman is attractive or, to quote the book, a "terrifying lesbian" and that doesn't sit well with me.
I doubt I'll be continuing the series
I've never read a book written by an author that is local to me, so since a friend suggested I read this I thought I'd make the effort.
Admittedly I'm not sure if the book I'm tagging is the right one, since this is also a comic series, but eh whatever
Time to tap out, and I‘m so disappointed! I had such high hopes for this book and the series, but i am so bored. While witty at times, I felt the story was jumpy and slow. Is it terrible that I kept thinking “this would be an amazing book if Neil Gaiman had written it?”😂
I am totally in awe of the number of books everyone has read. Amazing. I have made a commitment to try to read 50 books this year. I also sew and garden and walk and work full time but reading is my lifelong love 💕 This is my bookshelf of TBR books above so no excuses😊. I am really enjoying Litsy and hearing what you are reading around the world. Thank you❤️😊Happy New Year xxx
I love my family, but after two solid days of people, it‘s time to hide out and introvert hard. I‘ve got a sheet mask, a goat milk stout, Xmas lights, and a book; I made my bolster and blankets into a fort; and I‘m camping out in my yoga room. Hope you are all getting some nice quiet time after the hustle and bustle!
After Xmas Eve with family, so happy to be home and check out everyone‘s Jolabokaflod posts before I settle in for a few pages. I got myself a couple books this year, including this #blameitonlitsy pick. 🎄🎅🏼❤️
Happy Holidays everyone - no matter what you celebrate it‘s a lovely time of year to cuddle up with a cat and a book and something sweet to snack on!!
Day 18of #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x
The whole Rivers of London series is brilliant. A department in the Met Police that investigates the supernatural, the occult & darn right weird, oh & they're wizards. What more could you want? There are some laugh out loud moments as you follow PC Grant on his adventure into the unknown. One of my fav series, 8 books to get your teeth into!
#books #BookNerd #Bookaholic #RiversOfLondon #ReadABook
Oh, and for those missing my bunnies... Breakfast and Biscuit have been having highly supervised playdates and they're getting on great. #BunniesofLitsy And yep, Breakfast does let Bikkit walk all over him...
While cross-stitching, I've been introducing my wife to Peter Grant. It's funny listening to her impressions, since I know most of the series so far (except the very latest book). She called some twists that totally got me originally
So happy with my #StuffedStockingSwap box! So thoughtful!! Had some hot choc this morning and it was delicious, and Im wearing the socks to work this morning 👍 THANK YOU SO MUCH @kstadt929 !
My whole fam loved the ornament, too - we cracked up. So cute! And thanks too for the peppermint bar. Im excited - wanted to try this for a while! Perfect books! 👌 Which to read first?! 🤔 Thanks again! I love everything!
Although at certain points the actions of the MC felt a little random, I truly enjoyed this book. It‘s a roller coaster ride through a magical London, with fun references to myth, legend and history.
There‘s a charming chaos to the story that draws you in and sends you spiraling through the book. Wonderful read!
Also truly enjoyed the very British English.
Can‘t wait to read the next ones in this series!!
A fun and witty genre-smushing urban fantasy/police procedural! A detective gets introduced to London's paranormal underworld.
The narrator for this was perfect. I fell in love with his voice for Peter after only a few minutes. And the other voices were as individualized as the characters were.
I loved that London was a character by itself in this, the streets, the people, and the magic. ????? #charactersofcolor
CW: child death, chap 2
So... today was definitely supposed to be easy peasy, relax with my new book, not do anything more energetic than make some cookies.
There was... something in the flour. So instead, today turned into FINALLY chucking the twice-hand-me-down Tupperware, buying containers (and new flour) like an actual adult, and scrubbing down everything in the pantry while trying out new AirPods.
Because no. Just, no.
Fortunately, I have a very good book.
One of my favourite writers, Ben Aaronovitch did a reading and my husband and I went. He's a really funny guy, the audience loved him. They had a German voice actor to read excerpts. I know they had to do that, but the best parts were when Aaronovitch answered questions, e.g. about the time when he worked as a bookseller. He only gave a slight spoiler for his new book that's coming out soon ('...and you'll never see the second thing coming!')
Den of Geek ran a spiffy article about the Rivers of London series. Good for fans and folk that like fantasy but are unfamiliar with the series alike. Here‘s the link for those interested: https://www.denofgeek.com/us/books/277396/an-introduction-to-the-rivers-of-londo...
OK @Lel2403 @Moray_Reads @Cathythoughts these are my 4 (although I have plenty more to choose from if you don't fancy any of these!) I'll tag the rest in comments so that you can read about them.
Also I am going to use pink to write my notes.
#lmpbc #round004 #groupv
I was thinking the other week that I haven't come across a series this year in which I've fallen for right away, causing me to blast through book after book till I'm up to date with the series. In the space of 2 days, I've found two! And both were sitting on the TBR pile the whole time! Luckily for me, I have the next 3 Peter Grant books also on the TBR pile so guess where I'm heading 😂😂
1. A picture of my one week old great neice! She is amazing🐑
2. I'm reading 3. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves; Death at the Louvre by Evan Hirst; Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch.
3. Summers climbing trees to read in the branches all afternoon.
4. Not really, I use the library a lot, buy if I can't find a particular book.
5.I'd rather have the books and not be able to talk about them. I have to read.