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The Cuckoo's Calling
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
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SusanLee
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Thanks for the tag @EadieB
#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Dark mystery crime fiction, I think 😅
2. My current read is apparently one, The Cuckoo‘s Calling by Robert Galbraith

 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs @CoffeeNBooks @Deifio @DinoMom

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 6d
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 6d
Eggs ❤️❤️ 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 4d
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Kgaudiuso
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Mehso-so

This book could have been waaaayyy shorter and been just as good! I enjoyed it, but it took me forever to read because of how much extra nonsense was in it. Pretty sure I‘ve gone cuckoo from reading it.

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Christyco125
Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Thanks for the tag @bthegood

🌟Yes, if I stay up late reading
🌟Cormoran Strike novels and Emma - I have an almost annual reread of them all
🌟Getting through the month with work. I‘m on a countdown to the end but I don‘t want short timers to creep in before I‘m done.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for the great post 👍🏼 2mo
bthegood Thx for sharing😊 2mo
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micaelapriestley
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
Mehso-so
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Smlambert725
Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith

“The dead could only speak through the mouths of those left behind, and through the signs they left scattered behind them.”
#April2022

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Steph.Titus
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
Panpan

#Book.8.2022

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Ast_Arslan
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#SavvySettings

9. Pub

The Tottenham is a big part of this book series 🤣

Cathythoughts I‘d love to see this series … I must try and find it , I have Sky & Netflix. Anyone know where I‘d find it ? (edited) 4mo
Ast_Arslan @Cathythoughts I really don't know, in Italy it's a little bit different >< maybe you could find it online? 🤔 4mo
Eggs Sounds good 👌🏼 4mo
Kimberlone It is on hbo max in the us! 4mo
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yoavshai
Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 157.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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SeaToSkyes
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Pickpick

Rating 4.5 stars.
Literally the only issue I had was the constant vilification of fat people in this book. If it only happened once or twice I could overlook it, but it was at least every handful of chapters.

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AMFOX
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
Pickpick

I wasn't sure where this book was headed when I started but enjoyed figuring out "who done-it" and folling the steps of the detective.

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AMFOX
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Reading buddy
Day 2 - 6pm check-in

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AMFOX
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I'm hoping by next check-in I am done with this one! Its so good!

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AMFOX
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Almost done with book #1 and I like to think I'm only going to read one more chapter but....

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@MonthlyBookClub

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AMFOX
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Can't wait to get off work and get this timer moving!!

Noon check-in: Show us your timers!

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AMFOX
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"The buzz in the street was like the humming of bees." - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

#mbcreadathon
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Day 1 - 6am check in
First line of current read
@MonthlyBookClub

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Madison91
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Panpan

Ugh this was trash, it was boring and obvious. It really took my energy to get through it

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kwmg40
Cuckoos Calling | J K Rowling
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I meant to spend the afternoon reading, but my daughter convinced me we should make Chinese dumplings (about 12 dozen of them) instead!

I still managed to put in 2 hours and 50 minutes for the #20in4 readathon. @Andrew65

Ruthiella Yum! 😋 Looks delicious! 11mo
kwmg40 @Ruthiella Thanks! They are time-consuming to make but they freeze well, so we always make lots at a time. 11mo
Tamra Oh my gosh, I wish they were in my freezer! 11mo
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BarbaraBB Wow, they look delicious! I wish I could make them myself! 11mo
kwmg40 @Tamra @BarbaraBB Thank you! The dumplings are actually not that hard to make; they just take a lot of time. I'm discovering that similar techniques are used for all sorts of “filled things“: dumplings, ravioli, pierogis, empanadas, etc. 😀 11mo
kwmg40 I should add that the real trick is to buy premade dumpling wrappers, which are inexpensive and commonly found in Asian grocery stores. My aunt used to make them from scratch but I have neither the patience nor her skill. 11mo
BarbaraBB Thanks! I have a wonderful Asian grocery story around the corner so I will ask there. What kind of dough are you using? I think it‘ll work for gyoza too! 11mo
Andrew65 A good start and dumplings too 👏👏👏 11mo
Gissy 😋 11mo
kwmg40 @BarbaraBB These are flour based and often called wonton wrappers. They should work for gyoza too. Good luck! 🥟 11mo
kwmg40 Thanks for stopping by, @Andrew65 and @Gissy ! 11mo
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amelia538
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book, I just finished reading it 3 days ago. The characters were really well developed and the story line was intriguing and exciting. The ending shocked me and I would definitely recommend it . I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 11mo
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Meenal
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
Pickpick

Enjoyable and satisfying, read it quickly

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HOTPock3tt
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I finished this 2 weeks ago and forgot to review. I really enjoyed the characters in this one. Strong MC‘s and intriguing + witty side characters. The detective story/mystery was well played out and I didn‘t guess the actual culprit. Storyline moved quickly. I enjoyed this and will eventually try the rest of the series. ☺️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

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Mdonald
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Blerdgal_Fenix
Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
Pickpick

This book was fun. I wish I could feel comfortable with the whole book. I give it 7 out of 10 - I would say higher but the writing in some sections is were a little cringey. I will watch the series on HBOMax. My friends love the book series. #crime #whodoneit #uk #british

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Blerdgal_Fenix
The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith

When Strike asked Kiera if she had slept with his father, before sleeping with her. This whole moment took me smooth out. It was cringey moment lol 😂 - I am still listening to this book. Having to ask someone have you slept with my father, means you probably you shouldn‘t sleep with them.

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 59

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

Lucy_Anywhere I really like this series! 2y
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KnjiskiZmaj
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Well, it's been a while... but nice to see you all, my fellow Littens 😊 Current read, but audio version. Cuckoo's Calling, just finished the first half, and I'm loving it so far 😍

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LoverOfLearning
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My book finds this week!! So I have book 3, the Career of Evil. Not knowing it was part of a series I started it. I quickly realized it had a good history behind it. I am a bit bumbed that book 3 has a very nice book cover and these are the tv promos...

I've heard great things about this series.

Who's read it?

Sleepswithbooks I read “The Cuckoos Calling” not realizing it was part of a series too as well. I liked it! 2y
rwmg Loved books 1 and 2 but book 3 spent far too long in the bad guy's head for my taste 2y
vivastory I haven't read the latest one “Lethal White“ but I've loved all the rest. I think this series def gets better (& darker) with each entry. I personally actually like these covers more than my covers 😂 2y
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AvidReader25 100% agree that the series gets better. Three and four have been my favs so far! 2y
LoverOfLearning @Stacypatrice 😂 that's funny. Will you backtrack and read 1 and 2? 2y
LoverOfLearning @rwmg ohh okay fair. That's actually really interesting to me 2y
LoverOfLearning @vivastory oh good. I have a few other books to finish before I can start these. Haha I wish I had book 3 to show the cover but its packed and in a different start right now. 2y
LoverOfLearning @AvidReader25 oh nice! I'm excited! 2y
Sleepswithbooks @LoverOfLearning I need to. I‘m behind on everything currently... except eating..... THAT I‘m ahead of 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
LoverOfLearning @Stacypatrice ha I feel that! Take one day at a time. 2y
LatrelWhite Just finished The Cuckoos Calling on audible didn‘t know it was part of a series. It was a free selection for this month. 2y
LoverOfLearning @LatrelWhite oh wow! Nice. 2y
Blueberry I started reading it because this guy on the He Read She Read podcast liked them so much. 2y
LoverOfLearning @Blueberry I've never heard of that podcast ! I'll definitely have to check it out. 2y
CarolynM Thanks for the Tom Burke pictures😍😍 2y
LoverOfLearning @CarolynM 😂😍😂😍 2y
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KimmyM
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Pickpick

This has been on my shelf for ages, and I'm glad I finally read it! I really enjoyed this one: the mystery was well done, but I adored Cormoran and Robin.
I have book two, and will be reading that asap!

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kiks
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Pickpick

Done with my #bookspin #doublespin book.

I liked this book. The starting was a bit choppy in terms of writing (which seems to be at odds with the story) but by the end, I was hooked to the story and though the killer wasn't difficult to guess, I still couldn't help but finish the book.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I still haven't read this one!! It's been on my list forever! 2y
kiks @TheAromaofBooks if you like crime fiction, will definitely recommend this. 2y
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Petelord
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Pickpick

So much better than expected. I genuine page turner. Mr Galbraith has an extremely promising future 😉

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CBee
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@Jas16 you are amazing! Thank you for the book, and the lovely card! Can‘t wait to read this. Will write back soon ❤️

Jas16 I am so glad you like it! Hope you enjoy- I love this series. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
CBee @Jas16 thanks again ❤️❤️ 2y
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Purple Poodle
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Pickpick

This is a great murder mystery!
Has great, believable, current characters that add to the interest.
It is the first book in a series though, just a heads up :)
I really lucked out and got the first 3 in the series at my fave bookstore,(C, you know who you are- you're the best),all thanks to the recommendation from a stranger!

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dariazeoli
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Bailedbailed

Gave it a good run, but halfway into the book and it just isn‘t holding my interest. First DNF if 2020. Perhaps I‘m a Rowling fan, but not so much with Galbraith.

On the bright side, I‘ll be unhauling the next two books in the series. 3 books off of #MountTBR, just like that!

4thhouseontheleft I thought this one was just okay, but really liked the second book. 2y
Izai.Amorim I had the same problem. Complicated and not really credible plots work well in phantasy but not in general fiction – at least not for me. 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I didn't think there was anything special about this one. It was just ok. 2y
Hooked_on_books I liked A Casual Vacancy, but didn‘t think this one was great. I‘m told this series gets better, but I just don‘t know if I want to invest the time. 2y
rubyslippersreads I liked it, but most of my book club found it too slow. 2y
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dariazeoli
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#BookReport

February, you are too darned short!

Cinfhen Ha!! We get an extra day this month 😉💓 2y
dariazeoli @Cinfhen I‘m showing my calendar privilege, huh? 😁 2y
Eyelit Ive kind of stalled in Joyful Vegan - this month has been wackadoodle at work so when I do read it‘s random at best... but I‘m hoping to get back on track this week! 2y
dariazeoli @Eyelit I put the book down, too! It‘s nice to have a no-pressure buddy read with everything else going on 👍 2y
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Sammidnightsun
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Pickpick

I really enjoy these just couldn‘t put it down

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Ladygodiva7
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50 pages in, so far it‘s good.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mehso-so

Wow! this book was a whopper. When I first started it I hadn‘t realized it was over 400 pages long which normally doesn‘t make a difference to me. But I struggled reading this story. I put it down a lot because I just wasn‘t that invested in it. I‘m still sort of not. I liked the mystery of it all and because of that I‘ll read the other books in the series. It wasn‘t incredible and not terrible, just a ok book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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tessavi
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Pickpick

I quite enjoyed this! Good pacing and I liked the characters. Immediately started the second book.

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jenniferw88
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OriginalCyn620 Good quote! 2y
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AkashaVampie
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*We have a buddy read going for this month of the tagged book* #ReadWithTBRCrew

Hello my fellow Littens! I thought I would post about my group, The TBR Crew.
Do you need help with your ever growing To Be Read list? Do you want to get more buddy reads done? Come join our new community @ https://tbr-crew.mn.co/

Any questions, ask away!!! Everyone is welcome at any time!!!

#TBRCrew

NataliePatalie @Blueberry What is a buddy read? 2y
Blueberry @NataliePatalie 2 or more people read the same book at the same time. 2y
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AkashaVampie
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*We already have a buddy read for Feb scheduled for the tagged book*

Hello my fellow Littens! I thought I would post about my new group, The TBR Crew.
Do you need help with your ever growing To Be Read list? Do you want to get more buddy reads done? Come join our new community @ https://tbr-crew.mn.co/

Any questions, ask away!!! Everyone is welcome at any time!!!

#TBRCrew

jenniferw88 Requested to join! 2y
AkashaVampie @jenniferw88 I'm working on accepting u. I did ur TBR Topic as Jenny since that is what u signed up with. Just letting u know that there is a Jen there also. But here's is Jen's TBR. Hopefully that makes sense. 2y
jenniferw88 @AkashaVampie if it helps you can use my litsy username. 2y
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AkashaVampie @jenniferw88 I think it will be ok. If not I can change it later 2y
Catherine_Willoughby Requesting to join . Using my Litsy name 2y
AkashaVampie @Catherine_Willoughby awesome sweetie. I should be able to do Catherine... We don't have anyone with that name. 2y
AnansiGirl Sent in my request to join! 😊 2y
AkashaVampie @AnansiGirl Accepted sweetie! Also ur Topic is all set up as Stacy's TBR 2y
AkashaVampie @AnansiGirl ur welcome hun! 2y
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reading_rainbow
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lunch and Galbraith
🐟 🕵🏻‍♂️

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reading_rainbow
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with the heat on and the sound of the fire you can almost pretend it‘s real (almost😉) thanks for the great idea! 🔥🖤

Blueberry Is that your tv? I play birds, rain, and babbling rivers from YouTube on my tv. 😀 3y
reading_rainbow @Blueberry yes! it‘s the yule log on amazon prime 😂 i saw somebody on the app do the same and i thought it was a great idea. like reading in front of the fire. i‘ll have to do rain next that sounds lovely ☔️ 3y
Blueberry And I have to try the yule log 😍🌲 3y
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reading_rainbow
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starting this tonight ✨ i‘m very curious to read this, i‘m afraid i haven‘t read any of jk rowling‘s stuff besides HP

aa_guer2021 In my humble opinion, these are great! Enjoy! 3y
bookandbedandtea I really like this series! Hope you do too! 3y
reading_rainbow @ruskigurl16 so far i‘m totally hooked! i love the characters, i love cormoran and robin together they‘re a great team @bookandbedandtea 3y
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Tashreads
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These are the oldest books on my Goodreads TBR. They‘ve been there since 2013 - and I‘m finally getting around to reading them! What are your oldest unread books?

vivastory I like that Galbraith cover a lot more than mine! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence I hope you love Aristotle and Dante as much as I did! 3y
janeycanuck I go back to 2006 on my TBR 😳 3y
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Susanita
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1. Monopoly?🤷🏻‍♀️
2. Australia 🇦🇺
3. 61/75 ✅
4. It was years before I read Harry Potter, then I loved it. Likewise the Cormoran Strike series. 🔎
5. Toilet paper over or under? 🧻
#friyayintro

Balibee146 Over 😁😁 3y
Eggs Over!!! There‘s no other way 3y
julesG Over! 3y
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DaveGreen7777 Over! I‘m not a monster! 😂 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks Over!! 3y
TheEllieMo Over. The original patent clearly shows it should be over!! 3y
TheDaysGoBy Over 3y
gradcat 😂🤣😂 Love your question! And believe it or not, I‘m a big stickler for OVER! 3y
gradcat @TheEllieMo Your response is hilarious! 😂😆🤣 3y
AmandaEve Over! 3y
hes7 Definitely over 😂 3y
coffees i couldn't get into the HP books, i read the first one and started the second but couldn't continue. i'm hoping to try it again...later xD as for the question, the way the emoji is facing 3y
wanderinglynn OVER! It‘s the only way 😂 3y
marleed Over! 3y
night_shift Over at home, but it's easier to tear in public restrooms if it's under 🤷‍♀️ 3y
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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

This was good. There were parts that lost my interest just a little bit. I think sometimes the “hard-boiled” (darker, grittier) mysteries don‘t always keep my interest as much as other mysteries (maybe not always). This may have been one of those. Overall, though, I still thought it was good. I am planning to try the next in the series, so I‘ll continue for now.

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inthegreensandblues
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1. Finally got around to joining the Cormoran Strike club. ❤️
2. Navy
3. Toured a historic dam power plant.
4. Can snap. Keep trying to whistle but no.
5. ✅
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

I definitely enjoyed this detective style mystery novel. I really liked the characters, especially Cormoran Strike. I found that Strike had a lot of depth and I liked the chemistry with the other characters in the book. I found it to be a little bit wordy at times and I think it could have been cut down some, but I liked it overall. I suspected the ending to be what it was, but wasn‘t positive until it all came together.