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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street | Natasha Pulley
1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something. When Grace Carrow, an Oxford physicist, unwittingly interferes, Thaniel is torn between opposing loyalties.The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond. Blending historical events with dazzling flights of fancy, it opens doors to a strange and magical past.
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annamatopoetry
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1) loved London, miss going there, wrong side of the Atlantic these days.
2) warmer than expected, a little over 70. No rain. Cloudy.
3) I haven't been on very many bad dates, but the dude I had a crush on in upper secondary made for a pretty awkward one once. Just sandwiches, coffee, and slow conversation.
4) two cats who are both babey despite being tennish years old
5) ok!
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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julesG
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Day 1: #7Covers7Days #covercrush

I remember buying this because I was intrigued by the cover.

Would you like to play @sudi?

Thanks for the tag @Kalalalatja.

julesG Think I should tag @Cinfhen and @jenniferw88, too? 1w
Kalalalatja Great cover! And I have lost track of who to tag 😅 1w
Cinfhen I do love that cover too!!! 1w
julesG Thanks @EadieB, I joined a few hours ago. 😁 1w
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TheSpineView
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @RowReads1 🤗

These are my all time favorite covers both by the same author. They have cutouts in the cover. Very ingenious.

I am late to the game. If you want to play consider yourself tagged!

Centique I loved The Watchmaker and am excited to read the next one soon! Plus they‘re so pretty! 1w
TheSpineView @Centique I enjoyed both books. She has 3rd book out now I believe. 1w
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SharonAlger
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It‘s been a stay at home and rest kind of day. Lots of reading and audiobook listening. #endometriosis

julesG Feel better! 3w
Crazeedi Sending healing vibes!💗 3w
Libby1 I hope you feel better soon. 🌸 3w
SharonAlger Thanks, guys! 3w
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SharonAlger
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This is the book I‘ve picked out to read for tomorrow.

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annamatopoetry
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1) I've recommended Watchmaker to more people than I have any other book. Most have loved it. If you haven't read it, you should.
2) avengers endgame? It was a while ago, but I've been laid up for a month now.
3) watermelon, lime and mint salad. Or peach, farro & kidney bean salad if it needs to be real food.
4) 2 biological. 5 total. They're all much older than I am.
5) how tho? I'm unfamiliar with these here customs.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

annamatopoetry Oookay, after reading other people's answers I realized that I forgot that cousins include second and third cousins in English. So the number is really in the teens. And apparently food include not just savory meals but anything edible, so ice cream. 2mo
Bookgoil Loved Avengers ❤️ 2mo
Bookgoil She meant just click the tag and leave some love on other posts 2mo
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Chancecall
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed it to a large degree. Good character development and Katsu was super cute but some odd plot points that I found a little jarring and I am left with so many unanswered questions. So frustrating.

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writerlibrarian
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Pickpick

I honestly don't know how I feel. One part of me loved it. The world building, the London setting, Gilbert and Sullivan, Katsu, the science. One part of me found simplistic the choice of the villain, Grace reduced to a plot object and not a fully fledged character she started as, the ending is... well.. rosy and I don't know, I usually catch on, but the Mori/Thaniel, I missed. So 3.5 ⭐️ #booked2019 #summer #bookgiftedtoyou

Chancecall I‘ve just finished this book and was checking other people‘s reviews. I have clearly missed the point that Grace was supposed to be, or might have been the villain of the piece overall. I think maybe I got too tangled up with my own confusion as to what was going on with Mori and Thaniels relationship as the book reached the last third and Grace just vanished into the background. Interesting insight. 2mo
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writerlibrarian
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A third done. Still keeping interested. It's read with ice water Saturday here.
@LeahBergen i love the bookmark and the card. I finally went to get the mail this morning. 🙂
#summerreading

LeahBergen 😘😘 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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No sunshine today but I'm hoping it will be back soon. Appropriate bookmark for this book, the creation of a fellow Litten a few secret 🎅 ago. So far, i'm intrigued by the plot. Lots of telling which slows down the narrative, still i'm gonna keep going.

LeahBergen From @Simona ? I have a couple of them from her, too. 😍😍😍 3mo
writerlibrarian @LeahBergen Yep. Aren't they lovely? She also created a 🏒 one I totally love. 3mo
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writerlibrarian
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Next book is Sherry Thomas arc's of the up-coming Lady Sherlock #4. Next #booked2019 is #bookgiftedtoyou #bookedsummer

#summerreading
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Hope you like this one more than I did 🙈😬 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Very summery graphic! 🏖 3mo
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Lianneh
Pickpick

I found it difficult to get into this book, but after the first few chapters I really enjoyed it.

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Tonton
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Pickpick

Today is the end of 10 day Japanese national holiday week (the Heisei emperor abdicated and the Crown Prince has ascended the throne.) So nice surprise to find the watchmaker is Japanese in this wondrous mashup of historical fiction and fantasy set in Victorian London! All I will say is I need the clockwork octopus, and there is a very sweet gay romance as well. Enjoy!

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bookandbedandtea
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1- I read it sometimes (once I start I can't seem to stop!)
2- Tagged! (Rumor has it there's one in the works 🤞)
3- rarely but print when I do
4- sure, sometimes
5- I've never seen one in the wild 😭
Hello and consider yourself tagged!
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 5mo
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tessavi
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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this one. I liked the setting and all the clockwork, but I didn't 'click' with any of the characters. Most of Thaniel's chapters were jumpy and scattered.

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tpixie
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I‘m ready for a lovely Spring day! I'm going to read outside for awhile! 💜📚💜

Tanisha_A So pretty! 5mo
tpixie @Tanisha_A thanks! The purple is so pretty!! My husband and I are thinking about planting some red buds outback so there‘s more color out where we sit! I wish I had time to plant more flowers that would progressively flower throughout the summer. To keep all the colors coming! 5mo
AlaMich What flowers are those? The color is so intense! 💜 5mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder Lovely picture! 5mo
AmyG What beautiful Purple flowers! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love those flowers! 💜 5mo
readordierachel Pretty spot! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful! 5mo
tpixie @AlaMich I‘m not certain! When my husband gets back I‘ll ask him! Maybe he knows! 5mo
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MrBook
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Part 7/9 of the home-library tour continues. ☺️

Do you own any of these? Have you read any?

#MrBooksBooks

cobwebmoth I have The English Wife, but haven't had a chance to read it. I enjoyed 5mo
Rachbb3 Circling the Sun was good. 😊 5mo
Becker Circling the Sun which I really liked and A Gentleman in Moscow which I really loved. 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I have Circling The Sun tbr. Read A Gentleman In Moscow 👍 5mo
SW-T I have it but haven‘t read it yet 5mo
Lcsmcat @Becker Same here! 5mo
shadowspeak17 I‘ve read Seveneves, unfortunately. 😂 5mo
jb72 I‘ve read The Hypnotist. It was okay. Not likely to continue on with the series. 5mo
Reagan-reads I own Seveneves but haven‘t read it yet... now I‘m nervous @shadowspeak17 5mo
rretzler Own The Watchmaker of Filigree Street but not read. Read A Gentleman in Moscow but not owned 5mo
BookwormAHN I enjoyed The English Wife. 5mo
rachaich Adored Gentleman in Moscow. 5mo
irre Lars Kepler is one of my favorite Swedish authors. 5mo
Andrew65 Read The English Wife, Circling The Sun but the really special book amongst these is (edited) 5mo
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tpixie
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Today in Kansas we‘re having some California weather! And a little bit of Spring is peeping through the ground!!

pdever Isn't it glorious? We are having the same in Missouri. We know spring is here because my wife and I saw a false morel today... That means the real morels are lurking and waiting to be found as well! Yea, spring! 5mo
tpixie @pdever yay!! My son went hunting for morels once! It was a grand adventure!! ( I was born in Carthage, MO, lived in Springfield & Jeff City, My siblings and parents were born in St. Louis- but I grew up in Overland Park, KS/ now in Hutchinson. Lol that's my life in a nutshell! 🍄😄😛😜 5mo
Tanisha_A Beautiful picture! 5mo
tpixie @Tanisha_A thanks!! Lol The dead leaves probably need to be raked! But the flowers were so pretty and yellow!! 5mo
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tpixie
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So excited about my Book Fairy box!! It was a present I bought myself since I haven't participated in a Litsy book exchange in a long time!
#IBelieveInBooksFairies #BookFairyBox #BookishGifts #BookishBox

LeahBergen Fun! 6mo
tpixie @LeahBergen yes! Thanks! 🥳😂🥳 6mo
tammysue Oh wow how lovely! 😍 6mo
tpixie @whatshesreadingnow thanks! The candle smells good! And it‘s got sparkles in it! The chocolate was delicious. I can‘t wait to read the books! 6mo
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Rambo_Reads
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Started this one last night - interesting so far

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TheSpineView
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. Tagged.
2. Nope. Just working!
3. Beige because it has no pizzazz and looks horrible on me.
4. No clue!
5. Tagging some new Littens! @Anomis02 @teebe @Hannah8 @Gooders @S_Roy @megnews @cokersam

Happy Friday everyone! Hope your weekend is all book!💜💜💜💜📚📚

LeahBergen I can‘t wear beige either. 😬 7mo
CouronneDhiver Yes! Totally right about beige. 7mo
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toric
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Pickpick

5 out of 5

I loved this book. It had such a lovely charm and I loved the characters of Mori and Thaniel

Everything was described so perfectly without being too much and the story when along at a perfect pace, very exciting but still easy to follow

I found Grace's character to be selfish and horrid but the ending felt right

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GivenLemons
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Pickpick

Such a fun book! I really loved the creativity of the static luminiferous aether and the effects it has on the world. The characters were really fun and I just wanted them to be happy.

BooknerdsLife Nice review😊 I've always wanted to read this book too. 8mo
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annamatopoetry
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Sunny after a week of rain, but it's definitely fall now 🍂. Stopped by the cafe but didn't have my heavy bowie book, so rereading Watchmaker on my phone because it's my fucking favourite, that's why.

bookandbedandtea I LOVE this book but rarely find someone else who appreciates it. This made my morning happy. 12mo
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Karionie
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Pickpick

A quirky little genre-defying tale. Is it historical fiction? Mystery? Fantasy? A love story? Yes. A bit of all of those, but not entirely any one of them. The characters are well-developed and interesting, although I didn‘t find any of them particularly likable. The plot is as intricate as clockwork.

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JillR
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Pickpick

Steampunk, Victorian London, Japan, politics, class, love, friendship, clairvoyance, even kind of time travel of a sort, are all crammed into this story. I loved parts and was utterly confused by others. It is well written and I liked the friendship between main characters Thaniel and Mori. Other elements not so much. I didn‘t love this but suspect I will be thinking about it for a while. I also want a clockwork octopus now 🐙!

julesG Katsu is great! I'd like to have one, too. 13mo
JillR @julesg I think he was my favourite bit! 13mo
julesG He'll be back. That much is in the spoiler for the sequel. But other than that not much is known about the sequel. 13mo
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JillR @julesg I didn‘t know there‘d be a sequel... 13mo
julesG There's the Bedlam Stacks, that's loosely tied to the Watchmaker and there will be the sequel to the Watchmaker 13mo
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JillR
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Starting this next but I‘ve read mixed reviews. Have you read and enjoyed this?

Ms_T I haven‘t read it but it‘s very pretty. (Sorry, that‘s not much help, is it?!) 🤣 13mo
JillR It is very pretty @ms_t but not helping my dithering as to whether I want to commit to it! 😆😂 13mo
Ms_T @JillR Haha! 13mo
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Libby1 I liked it. It‘s not a perfect book but the characters are vivid and loveable and the setting is so creative. 13mo
JillR Thanks @Libby1 👍 13mo
julesG What @Libby1 said. 13mo
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Dragon
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Such a pretty cover. Has anyone read this book? Is it good?

KristinaRay I haven‘t read it, but I‘m in love with the cover! 13mo
Dragon Thanks @KristinaRay I bought the book for it‘s cover. 😀🐉 13mo
Centique I loved it! It is slow moving though and descriptive, so wait till you feel like that sort of thing. 😍 13mo
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Dragon Thanks @Centique for the suggestion 13mo
julesG I liked it a lot. It's as @Centique says,slow paced and descriptive, but in a good way. I liked her second book more, which I read first, though. 13mo
Centique @julesG ooh that‘s good to know! I‘ve been hankering to go back to this book but it makes more sense to try something else from her 😊👍 13mo
julesG @Centique Both books are slightly connected. And there's sequel to Watchmaker in the making. 13mo
Dragon Thanks @julesG glad to hear you liked it and I will stack The Bedlam Stacks 👍😀🐉 13mo
Nute I haven‘t read it, but I agree the cover is gorgeous. I remember wanting to buy it just for the cover and hoping to like they story. 13mo
Dragon Thanks @Nute the cover is striking and I love all the details. 😀🐉📚 13mo
Faibka I bought it just for the cover too! 😁 have no idea how good it is 13mo
Dragon Thanks @Faibka glad I‘m not the only one 👍😀🐉 13mo
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gtimps
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this story overall. It‘s a pick, with a few caveats: the ending doesn‘t quite deliver, swapping some of the carefully described pseudo-science for unnecessary & unexplained ‘magical‘ devices; and I‘m not sure about the handling of racism & racial stereotyping (sometimes felt like there was weird blurring between character inner monologues and the authorial voice). Curious to know what others think...

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bunny
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Pickpick

Another book that I absolutely loved! Set in Victorian England, the main character receives a pocket watch under mysterious circumstances and later has his life saved when the watch alarms just before an explosion. This leads him to search out the watchmaker, who's rather mysterious himself, and what follows is a fabulous story that I won't spoil at all. I can definitely see myself reading this book again, though & that's the mark of a good read.

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gtimps
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It‘s like someone has looked into my soul 😄 “Grace rubbed her hair and felt like a Philistine for wanting rain. Throughout the winter she always believed that she was a summery sort of person. Unfortunately, this was not true... she was sick of being too hot. The sky showed no sign of greying, so she had resolved to spend the day in the cool of the library”.

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gtimps
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Started this one now and enjoying it so far. Character and setting grabbed me straightaway & there are already several ~strange goings-on~ at the Home Office... I‘m basically happy! I think it will be a good holiday read.

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bookandbedandtea
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Every day for 7 days, post the cover of one of your favorite books. No words. No explanations.

#7favesin7days / day 4

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Centique
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Pickpick

This was just the literary fix I needed. It scored 3s on GR but was a 4.5 for me. Put me in Victorian London with beautiful clockwork creations & an earnestly loveable protagonist, the plot can be as slow as thick custard but I‘m still delighted 🤗 This is a very wistful fantasy. A mystery slowly develops, the unravelling of it in the final chapters is a little Inception-ish. If you like Dickens plus Inception this could be for you.

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kathleenaflynn
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Pickpick

Clever and atmospheric, sometimes baffling. I loved the excursion to 19th centuryJapan. I thought the plot had way more complications than it needed, not unlike a fancy watch...

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bookandbedandtea
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#audiowalking this morning with my sweet daughter.

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ephemeralwaltz
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Mehso-so

Spent my Saturday morning finishing up this read for #LMPBC. I'm a little conflicted after finishing it despite it being a very well-crafted novel. Magical realism in Victorian England ✔️ Elegant, dark prose ✔️ Witty, well-constructed characters ✔️ Historial fiction ✔️ Plot...❌ It didn't flow for me and felt a bit forced, it lost me.. overall, 3/5 ⭐

Will be sending this out to you @Dulcinella so it gets to you for June! 🙏 Thanks @oOArankaOo 💕

julesG Plot and that Grrrrr female MC. I loved most of the book, but it felt like it would have been a whole lot better after another edition of the final draft. 1y
GatheringBooks premise does sound interesting. am sorry to hear you didn‘t enjoy it as much as you thought you would. 😍 1y
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readordierachel Pretty cover though 1y
ephemeralwaltz @julesG @ReadOrDieRachel I agree with you both! 1y
julesG Are you planning on reading 'The Bedlam Stacks'? they are loosely connected. And there's a sequel to the Watchmaker coming in autumn this year. 1y
julesG Just saw, it's supposed to come out next year in May. 1y
ephemeralwaltz @julesG it sounds really interesting. I might give that a try before the sequel to this one. I'm not sure I liked it enough to read a sequel. The writing has lots of potential though! That's why I'm so torn. 1y
julesG Bedlam Stacks is more refined than the Watchmaker. I liked it better, but I read it before the Watchmaker, so I could see her development as a writer. 1y
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz I enjoyed Bedlam Stacks more than Watchmaker, maybe you‘ll enjoy it more too :) 1y
ju.ca.no @julesG only may😔 I‘m really looking foward to it, hopefully it‘s good😍 1y
ephemeralwaltz @julesG @ju.ca.no okay I have to add it to the TBR after you both recommending it to me 😍👏 1y
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz it was a 5🌟 read for me😌 1y
ephemeralwaltz @ju.ca.no stacked! 😂👏 1y
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz I hope you‘ll enjoy it😊 1y
Dulcinella Ok, curious to read it. 1y
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gossamerchild
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Maybe just maybe I shouldn't encourage #huxleythecat to sit on my books? 🤔

#currentlyreading #booksnbooze #bookclub

LauraJ Your cat needs encouragement!? 1y
gossamerchild @LauraJ good point 🤣🤣 1y
LauraJ @gossamerchild I thought maybe you had a magic cat! 1y
gossamerchild @LauraJ nope. He's just a natural snuggler 😁😁 1y
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Sharpeipup
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I should hope not!
#quote #introvert #bookworm

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ladycarliblack
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Mehso-so

I quite enjoyed this even though there were some plot holes and messy writing at times. I enjoyed the imagery, particularly of Katsu.

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ephemeralwaltz
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#LMPBC time before bed. 141/318. I'm in awe of the detail in this novel!

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ephemeralwaltz
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All ready to start my #LMPBC May book! @danibolahood your lovely bookjig is in place, I love it! 😍 @oOArankaOo @Simona @Dulcinella @suvata Happy reading, ladies!

ju.ca.no Enjoy! I loved it😍 1y
Bklover I have this on my TBR. Looking forward to your review! 1y
julesG I really liked this. 1y
danibolahood Yay! I'm so glad you like it! 1y
Simona Enjoy 😘 1y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Yay! My May book for #LMPBC is in 🎉

@Simona @oOArankaOo @Dulcinella @suvata

BiblioLitten Interesting cover😊❤ 1y
ephemeralwaltz @BiblioLitten I know - I'm very curious😍 1y
umbrellagirl I love, love, loved this book. 1y
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suvata I would like to read this book too. I better put it on my list before I forget. 1y
ephemeralwaltz @theawkwardbooknerd it's a postal bookclub hosted by @suvata. You read and write and make notes in a book and send it off to the next person is your group. We are 4 people in the group. Its official name is Litsy MarkUp Postal BookClub! 1y
theawkwardbooknerd @ephemeralwaltz wow! nice. thank you. :) 1y
theawkwardbooknerd @ephemeralwaltz It certainly looks like one. :) 1y
Simona Perfect read for weekend❣️ 1y
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Simona
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My pick for #steampunk #booked18 but I can‘t review it, because this is also the book for my #lmpbc #groupT

Simona I‘m going to the post office tomorrow @ephemeralwaltz 😘 1y
ephemeralwaltz Intriguing! Can‘t wait. I‘ll be reading your pick this weekend 😅 1y
Simona @ephemeralwaltz I was very surprised ... in a good way 👍 1y
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Cinfhen Oooh! Nice choice for #steampunk!!!! And I have this book 🙌🏻 @scripturient 💚 1y
Simona @Cinfhen Steampunk is not my genre, but this one is interesting and witty. Thanks to @oOArankaOo now I also want to read 1y
Cinfhen I did NOT like Bedlam stacks...I found it VERY SLOW GOING😣 1y
BookishMe @Cinfhen will bear this in mind... It's my TBR for #Peru. 1y
BookishMe This has been on my list for a long long time! I slowly understood what steampunk is after this entertaining read and I look forward to continuing the series 1y
Cinfhen Some people loved it @BookishMe 1y
BookishMe @Cinfhen yes, no book is same to every reader ;D being aware of varying opinions help to manage my own expectations 😊😊 1y
Mdargusch I tried this for #steampunk too. But ended up with a YA which seemed lighter and easier to get through. 1y
Simona @Cinfhen O, then maybe Watchmaker isn‘t for you .... I wouldn‘t say that the story is slow, but also isn‘t action packed one. Tension is built very nicely through the whole book and it have very interesting characters ... 1y
Simona @Mdargusch I also struggled with few chapters at the beginning, but then I was pulled into the story, mainly because of intriguing characters. 1y
oOArankaOo @Simona I'm also curious about her 2nd book! And glad you liked the book ❤ 1y
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Louise
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Panpan

I sincerely wanted to like this book. It has a good premise and lots of interesting elements, but it is very difficult to follow. Even now that I have finished it, much of the main plot is unclear to me. It reads like a rough draft full of the author's ideas but not yet organized into a cohesive story. This image is pulled from the Internet (Society 6) to depict Katsu, the mechanical octopus who plays a role in the book.

Prairiegirl_reading I liked it a lot more after a book club discussion. It helped me fill in the gaps for me. 😕 1y
Louise @Prairiegirl_reading Did your group manage to work out who did what and why? 1y
Prairiegirl_reading We figured that mori took the bolt from the train so that it would breakdown and keep Matsumoto with grace because he knew he would end up with Thaniel. Now why Grace acted the way she did at the end we figured she was just out for revenge because Thaniel turned out to be not who she expected. 1y
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Prairiegirl_reading I hope that helps at least a little bit. 1y
Louise @Prairiegirl_reading Interesting. To me, it seemed there were much bigger motivations that went unexplained. Who forced Spindle to build the bombs with Mori's clockwork? Who really wanted to assassinate Ito? Why did Grace distrust Mori's genius enough to try to outwit him? Why did she plant one of the bombs? I don't believe it was jealousy. She was suspicious of what Mori might do. Yet it seems Mori was working for good, not evil. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading You know I don‘t think we even talked about spindle! Lol!! I think the bombings were about the nationalism that was going on. I don‘t think she distrusted his genius. She knew he couldn‘t know what she was going to do if her actions were by chance but I honestly didn‘t understand why she planted the bomb. One theory we had was that she was trying to make it look like mori did it. Trying to get back at him. 1y
Louise I had the impression that she planted the bomb on Katsu because Mori wouldn't be able to trace its random movements. Grace's conversation with Matsumoto at the end seemed to indicate a fear of what a genius with clairvoyance might be capable of. Perhaps there was more than one perpetrator of the bombings. They did find a 2nd one after the operetta bombing, after all. It is contingent on the writer to clarify or at least confuse for a good reason! 1y
Louise Jealousy is an interesting motive, though I think it was clear to Grace by then that Nathaniel was batting for the other team. Still, her lab depended on her giving the impression of being married. Jealousy on behalf of her laboratory makes more sense to me. 1y
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oOArankaOo
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Pickpick

Loved (re-reading) this book! So many nice, filmic scenes, combined with steampunk and Victorian London. Win-win-win.
All marked up and ready to go its merry way tommorow for #round002 of #LMPBC!

Simona Yey, my book for a break between reading Man Booker longlist 😍 1y
ephemeralwaltz Excited!!!! I don't think I've ever read Steampunk 1y
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CyaneFillion
Pickpick

This book was so good. I Cannot Even. My favourite moment is when MC calls the maker by his first name, it was such an intense yet vulnerable moment and everything about this was perfect! The aspects of the Japanese culture and 1880s England... just wow. I loved this.

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oOArankaOo
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Just over 100 pages left. Will send it to you by Wednesday or so, @Simona !
#lmpbc #litsypostalbookclub #round002

Simona Yes, please 😘 I need something different from Man Booker International longlist ... 1y
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"I feel rather as though God has put some malicious booby traps into everyday objects." - Akira Matsumoto

Surely, "normal" people would've shares this sentiment during the scientific revolution if the late 19th and early 20th century.
My 21st century mind is baffled just reading about and trying to imagine an experiment being carried out xD

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I'm really enjoying marking up my #LitsyMPBC pick and learning a thing or two myself in the process.
#LMPBC #round2

Simona The notes on the right side⁉️⁉️ 2y
oOArankaOo @Simona Only just now spotted this comment 😱😱 @Dulcinella @ephemeralwaltz It's what the poem looks like in Japanese! 14mo
Dulcinella @oOArankaOo 😮😮 I‘m still behind with sending your book. Wanted to send it from France, but don‘t trust these very small post offices where it looks like time stood still. Will send it next week when I‘m back. 14mo
oOArankaOo @Dulcinella No problem! Enjoy France 🇱🇺 14mo
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