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Waistcoats & Weaponry
Waistcoats & Weaponry | Gail Carriger
Class is back in session....Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style--with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey hijack a suspiciously empty train to return their chum Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. But when Sophronia discovers they are being trailed by a dirigible of Picklemen and flywaymen, she unearths a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos. With her friends in mortal danger, Sophronia must sacrifice what she holds most dear--her freedom.Gather your poison, your steel-tipped quill, and the rest of your school supplies and join Mademoiselle Geraldine's proper young killing machines in the third rousing installment in the New York Times bestselling Finishing School series by steampunk author Gail Carriger.
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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
Waistcoats & Weaponry | Gail Carriger
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4.5- as always hilarious and funny, well still being emotional. The plot twist got me, she had me going on one train of thought as to what was going on. And I also appreciated another plot twist not part of the main plot as much. I loved the characters! And how they're diverse despite the time period. I would have liked more of Lord Ackaldama though since he wasn't actually in the book only mentioned.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I often keep memorabilia in my books. Notes from friends, post cards, extras that come with books and anything that strikes my fancy.

Been doing some cleaning and organizing. Found 11/9/16 library receipt from my 1st #BlameItOnLitsy Read of The Finishing School Series. Will be tucking that into my copy of Curtsies & Conspiracies.
🦊🐾🎩🫖👒☂️🧛🏻‍♂️
#great2022parasolversereread

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"Funambulist,” said Sophronia Temminnick, quite suddenly.

#FirstLineFriday @ShyBookOwl
#great2022parasolversereread

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AbbaZabba02
Waistcoats & Weaponry | Gail Carriger
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Book 118, audio

The action seemed to slow down a bit in this one. Not sure what happened but it just didn't hold my attention like the others have. Not bad, will read again, just not my favorite from the set.

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katy4peas
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Weaving and listening to the last hour of my book. Flyaway men! #finishingschool #steampunk #YA #sophronia #bookthethird

Battledoll Wow that looks amazing! 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh cool! I was just watching a movie with my little one today (Princess Kaguya on Netflix) and they were weaving in the movie, which I had to explain to her. I suggested we could have a try of weaving something later on, as, like everyone else, we currently have a lot of spare time on our hands. What are you weaving?? 3y
katy4peas Thanks @battledoll !
@Curiouser_and_curiouser it is a table runner for my grandma. 😊 I am going to attempt placemats once I finish the runner. This is only my fifth project, and the first one I have done completely on my own. Still getting used to it, but enjoying the weaving! It gives my hands a bit of a break from knitting and crocheting, and it works up really fast. Plus, I can still listen to my audiobook. Two hobbies at once! 😍
3y
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katy4peas
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1. Audiobooks are wonderful while I crochet, knit, or weave, but I love my paperbacks before bedtime.
2. Mystery any day
3. Hot Tea- black; strong; breakfast blend

#whichonewednesday

😁

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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3rd Time Reading Waistcoats and Weaponry and that Ending still gets me. 😭#great2020parasolversedoover

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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#overdrive

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Preciouz29
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Cute and easy read, perfect for when I need something amusing!

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Literaturenut
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Gail Carriger creates a delightful world with characters that I adore.

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Battledoll
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This is another fun book in the series. The focus definitely seems to be in setting up the next book. The motivation for and the conclusion of the big adventure wasn‘t completely satisfying. But I enjoyed the focus on the characters and their relationships.

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hissingpotatoes
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Panpan

2/5⭐ Much the same as the previous books: entertaining and frustrating at the same time. It was definitely a good idea to move the setting outside of the school to keep things fresh. Pillover is great and not showcased nearly enough.

I genuinely don't understand why Sophronia ever entertained Felix as a romantic interest. All of their interactions boiled down to:
Felix: *does something pompous*
Sophronia: “Damn he's adorable.“
???????????

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ladym30
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Up next! Am really enjoying this series💝

GypsyKat Is that Lagertha?!?!? 😍😍😍😍😍 3y
ladym30 @GypsyKat Yes, it is!👍🏻 3y
GypsyKat @ladym30 I am SO jealous!!! 😆🙌😍😍😍 3y
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Kinda_Crazy
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Not my favorite of the series. As I've said before I don't enjoy love triangles. This book seemed to be more of a placeholder -a way for the story to move along- without having too much of a plot of its own. Not to say I think you can skip this book as it does have a surplus of character development.

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Kinda_Crazy
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1. Wouldn't really want to bring back any decade. Too many problems with all of them. I wouldn't mind having the peace that comes from childhood and the belief that the adults around me knew what they were doing.
2. Depends in my mood
3. Younger
4. Nope
5❤❤🐙
#FriyayIntro #Friday
@howjessreads

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ravenlee
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I really enjoyed this installment, although I was nearly in tears by the last 15 pages or so. I can‘t get to the library for the fourth book until Thursday! So I‘ll just have to live in suspense and work on some other reads.

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ravenlee
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“One never knows when one might need to hide or distract; décolletage is good for both.”

How very true.

ravenlee I‘m really enjoying the Finishing School series. Can anyone tell me which series I should do next? I‘m confused by the #parasolverse order. 4y
jpmcwisemorgan If you‘re reading them in chronological order within the universe it‘s Finishing School, Parasol Protectorate, and Custard Protocol. The novellas fit in around the books. The last Custard Protocol comes out later this year so the Facebook group is reading along from the start - I‘ve been trying to post as each book starts. I think I have them all hashtagged #ParasolProtectorate. 4y
jpmcwisemorgan The Parasol Protectorate was written first and some of us started there. Custard Protocol and the novellas aren‘t YA, and the Parasol Protectorate wasn‘t intended to be either but sometimes Soulless ends up there. For people who started with Finishing School it even the first few of Parasol Protectorate that may not be what they expected so I like to be upfront about that. 4y
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julesG
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Before I walked uphill I had the pleasure to pass this building. I don't know (yet) what the dates and symbols refer to, but I'll find out.

#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

✅ Animal

GingerAntics Interesting building. 4y
gradcat I hope you find out...that eagle with the bugle underneath is very familiar...maybe it will come to me. 4y
Kaye Looks almost like a coat of arms type badge or whatever they are called. 4y
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julesG @GingerAntics @gradcat @kaye the lower one probably is the sign for the Prussian postal service. The one at the top I have to investigate. The cool thing is I've just found a list of protected buildings within my town and that means I have a lot of walks to do. 😁 4y
GingerAntics Oh cool!!! I can‘t wait to see all the fun things you discover. 4y
Kaye Sounds neat. 4y
tpixie Interesting!! 4y
AlaMich Intriguing!! 4y
Freespirit I will be watching with interest @julesG 😊 4y
gradcat I‘m looking forward to more pictures! Keep walking!! 4y
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julesG
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A lot of walking. But I only managed to take a picture of the fence near my pharmacy.

✅ Fence

#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

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julesG
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Went to the post office and to my hairdresser's.

✅Sun Shine

Nearly done with the #audiobook.

#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

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julesG
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Another early morning appointment in town, I walked past the brewery and took a picture of the ✅statue (above the bingo chart) in front of it. I like the tree and old building much more.

Quite frankly, these bingo prompts make me look at my town with different eyes.

Also, started the #24B4Monday #readathon on my #audiowalk.

#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon 😊👍 4y
Wife 🌹 4y
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julesG
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Saw this ✅rock in a garden on my early morning walk.

#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

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julesG
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#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

✅ Car

One of the narrow streets in the old part of town. I managed to parallel park in one of these streets last night, and my car is not a Beetle/Bug.

Also, the gable of the house I showed last night.

Freespirit Wow love your town ❤️ 4y
rockpools That building‘s everso impressive! 4y
Kaye Very neat ! 4y
julesG @RachelO The even more impressive one is under construction. Or should I say, they demolished everything but the front? 😭😭😭 It had lovely small rooms, nooks, crannies, it had as much history as the town around it. Why just protect/keep the front? 4y
julesG @Freespirit It has ugly and modern corners, too. 4y
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julesG
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Late walk through the old part of town.

Church, old theatre building, and old house with a special gable (need to take a picture of it in daylight).

✅Street Sign

#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

Kaye Very pretty Jules. 4y
Trashcanman 👀👋🤗😊 4y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous night pics 🖤 4y
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julesG
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#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

I'm filing this under ✅ Number - it us a street sign, in a way. It's for firefighters, water board road works. The red sign informs where the next underground pipe for water access is. The blue might not only point out fresh water but also sewer location.

Ddzmini That‘s cool that they have signs for that 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😋 4y
Kaye 🌟 4y
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julesG
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Snowdrops!!! Blurry because I couldn't get close enough.

#LitsyWalkers @kaye
#LitsyWalkersBingo

✅ Flower

rockpools Yay! I haven‘t seen any snowdrops this year. We seem to have jumped straight to daffodils! 4y
Kalalalatja I saw some on my run today, too! Spring is certainly early 😳 4y
Wife 🌹 4y
Kaye Pretty 🌸 4y
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julesG
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Busy day, but got several walks in. Sharing the #LitsyWalkersBingo one.

✅ Shoes - my son added his foot. So basically you can "see" my customary pair of sneakers, plus my new pair that my son is breaking in for me. ?

#LitsyWalkers @kaye

Kaye Great job Jules and pretty shoes 4y
rockpools 👏👏👏👏 4y
Wife 🌹 4y
valeriegeary I thought maybe you were doing a very enthusiastic jig for this picture... 😂😂 4y
julesG @valeriegeary That would have been a very enthusiastic one. I fear I'm not that bendy, or enthusiastic. 😁😁 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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@Cinfhen yes. They came in yesterday but I didn‘t get them opened until this morning. I can now continue the series. yeah. Oh and a funny. The biggest package held the littlest item. Had to check the envelope which was as long as my arm to find the pins. i love them both. Thank you.

Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m glad both books were not owned🥰 it‘s ALMOST as much fun to send #surprisemail as it is to receive it 😘 4y
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julesG
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#LitsyWalkers @kaye

#LitsyWalkersBingo

✅ Green Item - roof of the church in the middle of the old part of town (the one with the red phone box in front of it).

Kaye 🌟👍🏼 4y
Soubhiville Pretty! 4y
rockpools I like the window! 4y
CarolynM Such a lovely shade of green too😍 4y
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julesG
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Decided to do a bit of #audioweaving after my #audiowalk through town (blurb to come).

Tanisha_A 😍 4y
mreads A friend "made me" take her extra look in December, I really need to get it set up ❤ 4y
Stacy_31 😍😍 4y
Soubhiville Oh cool! I always wanted to try this. 4y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Lovingly the reread! That Ending!

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julesG 😂😂😂 4y
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jpmcwisemorgan
Waistcoats & Weaponry | Gail Carriger

This is up next in the #ParasolProtectorate readalong, and the author has posted a link to “extras” in the Parasol Protectorate FB group. The last planned full length book in this universe, Reticence, is out later this year!

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GivenLemons
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This book connected really well with the Parasol Protectorate and gives a new perspective on a character that isn‘t necessarily the most sympathetic. It was really fun!

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Deborah42
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Finishing School, book three.

Sophronia is back at finishing school, where the lessons in weaponry and comportment continue, with the addition of seduction techniques for spies. When her friend Sidheag gets a troubling letter, Sophronia and her cohorts sneak onto a train to help Sidheag get back to her werewolf clan in Scotland. Of course, the train leads them into danger and Sophronia once again finds herself caught up in a devious plot.

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vkois88
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I am absolutely loving following Sophronia through etiquette/spy school. We are now in her second year, where she is as close as ever to her best friend Dimity. They are at a ball celebrating Sophronia's brother's engagement when their Scottish friend Sidheag shows up... She's in distress over the state of affairs with her werewolf pack. The girls pack up their contraband air dinghy and drift away with the self-assured Lord Mersey ⬇⬇

vkois88 & ever charming sootie, Soap. On the way to Scotland, the crew encounters many mishaps after stumbling upon a nefarious plot that could affect the whole country. I loved how included Soap was with this book, and I can't wait to see how Carriger ties up all the loose ends. Though I have to say, I'll be very sad when I finish the next and final book! 4.5🌟 4y
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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
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Whoops. Accidentally got this and the second book mixed up. I loved this one, I can‘t wait to see what the outcome with Soap will be.

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jbannerman4
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Mehso-so

Not as amazing as the first two, but still good.

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Witchy_Book_Dragon
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This series just keeps getting better and better!! As the girls get older they are faced with more difficult choices. Their loyalties are questioned and they start to actually think for themselves. As they start to piece together the plots that have been going on since the first book they realize just how little they know and they must all make a choice as to who they‘re going to side with. They are passing from childhood into adulthood.

jpmcwisemorgan It is a good series! I liked how the characters grew and matured. 5y
Witchy_Book_Dragon Agreed!! It‘s a great series and the characters were so much fun. I‘ll have to read the parasol protectorate soon 5y
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EllanaRose
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Such a wonderful book! Just charming! I may have cried more than once reading this.

Missusb Gah. I want to get back to these... 5y
EllanaRose @Missusb Do it! They are wonderful 5y
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