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The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
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#12BooksOf2022 @Andrew65

My favorite book in June was The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths, book #14, in the Ruth Galloway mystery series.

Andrew65 Love this series but not yet read this one. 1mo
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The Ophelia Cut: A Novel | John Lescroart
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I liked the bulk of the storyline and it picked up in the second half during the trial, I thought. However, I found all the characters a bit confusing (there were a lot of them!), and they sometimes referred to them by first name, sometimes last name, sometimes a nickname. It was hard to figure out who was who and how they were related to one another in a lot of cases. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin It was only when I finished the book that I discovered this part of a series (in fact, it‘s #14!). So that probably explains some (unfinished) storylines. 1mo
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Sad but beautiful novel. Well written in epistolary form where you follow these characters during the war and 50 years after the war. It took me time to read it because it motivated me to seek information about WWI. I even watched a video about Battle of the Somme. What a tragedy. It was hard to read it, about the soldiers, their PTSD which is called now, the family losts, the grief, how life change during these events. Sad😢 but beautiful 4/4.5⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Andrew65 Loved this book. Well done 🎄🎄🎄 1mo
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The Cotton Candy Massacre | Christopher Robertson
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A little dark for the season but these are my #Bookspin and #DoubleBookSpin for #Bookspinbingo this month.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
Roary47 Oooo #14 looks good! 2mo
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Blaming | Elizabeth Taylor
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#bookspin #14 Blaming #reading1001
#doublespin #2 Twain‘s Feast or “food”

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Love your greenery decorations!! 2mo
BkClubCare I listened to an audiobook that featured Twain‘s feast and someones attempt to recreate now. Want me to find it (since I am blanking 😬) 2mo
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Enjoying the nice cool weather this evening and reading Mosaics And Magic (Vampire Knitting Club #14) by Nancy Warren

ShelleyBooksie Beautiful dog 2mo
RedxoHearts @ShelleyBooksie aw thanks :) My dachshund Fancy likes to be everywhere I am and of course demands to be in my lap 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Fancy!! What a perfect name. 2mo
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1. Revenge by Yöko Ogawa

2. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two
Teenagers and the Crime…by Dashka Slater

3. The Centurion Immortal by C. Thomas Lafollette

4. Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

5. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

6. Twilight Guardians (Wings in the
Night: Reborn, #1) by Maggie Shayne

7. Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban…by Joanna Grabski

Soscha 8. The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

9. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

10. Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman

11. Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee

12. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smollett

13. Solito by Javier Zamora

14. The Way We Never Were: American Families and…by Stephanie Coontz
Soscha 15. A Time to Die: The Untold Story
of the Kursk Tragedy by Robert Moore

16. I Gotta Be The One You Love by Latoya Nicole

17. Novelty: A History of the New by Michael North

18. The Andromeda Strain (Andromeda, #1) by Michael Crichton

19. Dark Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac, #1) by Caroline Peckham

20. The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz

20. Isle of Winds (The Changeling, #1) by James Fahy
Soscha Hope I did this right! 2mo
Soscha Nope, didn‘t! #14 “The Way We Never Were” is now #14. Isle of Winds (The Changeling, #1) by James Fahy
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I added you to the tag list, so you'll get tagged when I post the numbers on Friday!! 2mo
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Alone | Lisa Gardner
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#14 of 2022 (Since July 9th)
Started: 11/18/22
Finished: 11/25/22
8 Days

Jane Austen's Letters | Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye
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I mean, apart from that, she‘s fine! 😏

Lots of health updates and keeping tabs on brothers going on in these letters. Thank goodness Mary finally made it to church since her laying in was the opposite of fashionable. 😅

Aimeesue Apart from that. . . 😂 3mo
Ann_Reads In letter #14 (Dec 18-19, 1798) did anyone wonder what “nidgetty“ meant? I couldn't figure it out until I also looked at my Dover Thrift ebook copy. From the annotations:
“Nidgetty,” meaning trifling, a word seemingly coined by JA, occurred in a note to Cassandra about fashion: “I have been enabled to give a considerable improvement of dignity to my Cap, which was before too nidgetty to please me.”
sprainedbrain @Ann_Reads I did wonder! Thank you. 3mo
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MaureenMc This from no. 14: “his wife is discovered to be everything that the Neighbourhood could wish her, silly & cross as well as extravagant.” Immediately thought of Mrs. Elton. 😆 3mo
sprainedbrain @MaureenMc I love that! 😂 3mo
suvata Mum‘s doing well but her “Bowels are still not entirely settled, & she sometimes complains of an Asthma, a Dropsy, Water in her Chest & a Liver Disorder.” Oh, and did I mention her “gouty swelling & sensation about the ancles.”? Too funny 😂 I can‘t even imagine. I guess people took things in stride back then. (edited) 3mo
Ann_Reads @SprainedBrain I thought it was cool she came up with her own word.
As for her mom's ailments. Gosh, that sounds like a lot to deal with. (Also, sounds a bit like Mrs Bennet's complaints. I think we are seeing a pattern here, lol.)
jenniferw88 I think most of her Mum's complaints are imaginary, like Mrs Bennett's are @Ann_Reads 3mo
batsy This suggests Jane probably had some impatience with her mother ... There are definite Mrs Bennett vibes there 😬 3mo
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