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Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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I've been wanting to reread this series for quite some time, so I was pleased when the first book was chosen as this month's read for the #BakerStreetIrregulars, giving me an excuse to kick off the series reread!! This book was just as funny and entertaining as I remember, with just delightful characters and a romp of a mystery. I remember reading that Peters wasn't intending this to be a series originally, so this one ends with a HEA epilogue ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) but I'm definitely planning to reread the other 19 books in the series as well. Is it because I'm using this as an excuse to slowly purchase all of them in these gorgeous editions? No comment 😂

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TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 1w
mabell Those are great editions! 1w
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CatLass007 It‘s always a pleasure to tempt someone into doing something they already want to do. 1w
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 1w
StayCurious I love those editions! 1w
Hooked_on_books What a pretty stack! 1w
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Lauredhel
Monster Field | Lucy Dougan
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This was a quite enjoyable book of poetry by a poet local to me (Perth, Western Australia).

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up to no 58 in #BookChain #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 1w
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Lauredhel
In My Blood it Runs: History. Learning. Love. Resistance | Margaret Anderson, Carol Turner, Dujuan Hoosan
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Bookchain progress - I read almost all graphic novels and illustrated works for this set. With an emphasis on books with LGBTQIA+ and POC main characters. They were all good but I think my favourites were Saving Sunshine, Fence: Redemption and The Sea in You (a Little Mermaid adaptation).

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TheAromaofBooks Looking great!! 3w
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TheAromaofBooks
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Soft pick for this MG historical fiction about one of Daniel Boone's daughters, who adopts a cat just before the family heads west to Kentucky. It was a perfectly nice little story, but it covers several years so the pacing was a little odd for a younger reader's book. It also would have been nice to have a note from the author about what was made up for the story and what was based on real life. Not my favorite by Mason - I think I prefer ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) her historical fiction that isn't based on real people.

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Lauredhel
Guilty Pleasures | Cathy Yardley
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I'm pleased with my Bookchain progress!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking fabulous!!! 1mo
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Lauredhel
Guilty Pleasures | Cathy Yardley
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I was curious to read Yardley's earlier work. This was a contemporary vanilla steamy romance between two restaurant chefs. The conflict/obstacle was mild and not particularly self-inflicted, which I always appreciate. Lots of cooking, and sex in cupboards.

And I'm done with #WickedWords for March! @AsYouWish
Also #38 for #BookChain #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
AsYouWish Yay!!! Good job!!!!💙💙💙💙 1mo
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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Another #BookChain set completed.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks
The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Mehso-so

I think I'm in the minority here, but this one just wasn't for me, despite having really enjoyed some of Harper's other books. This story was just relentlessly depressing. With a strong focus on abuse and how that reverberates through a family even when the abuser is gone, plus some bonus content regarding rape, divorce, community ostracizing, depression, suicide, isolation, etc. I was just honestly sad the entire time I was reading this. ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) I did really care about these characters and there is a (mostly) happy ending, but it was a long slog through a morass of sadness to get there. Plus, while I was interested to find out what happened to Cam, this book wasn't particularly suspenseful. It's really about a sad, lonely, depressed man trying to make sense of his life and figure out what happened to his brother. Not a bad story, but not remotely a nail-biter. 1mo
Yuki_Onna Oh my... How brave of you to get through this!👏 1mo
Lauredhel I hear that -- I really struggle to read grim books these days. 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Wow, reading the GR synopsis made me realize that my 1931 edition is LITERALLY an entirely different story from the later version! Maybe that's because this one didn't have a super cohesive mystery. It's mostly Nancy and her friends riding around mountains getting almost eaten by wild animals 😂 I was cracking up at the way some of the situations resolved themselves at the end (wife of husband with amnesia perfectly happy he's coming home with a ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) random little girl he adopted who is also an heiress and is going to have no complications or difficulty establishing who she is and I guess they'll just hand over the kid and all her money to this couple?!?!!? LOL)

BUT it's still great fun, even if I apparently missed out on a great phantom horse mystery in the later edition!!

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TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
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Librarybelle That sounds so different from the 1960s version! 😮 1mo
bookandbedandtea I've been thinking the same thing! Others have mentioned aspects of the story that bear no relation to what I'm reading! I'm hoping to finish this today and then read the 60s version real quick. 🤞🏻 @Librarybelle 1mo
BarkingMadRead Oh wow! I have the 60s version, that‘s crazy! 1mo
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IndoorDame
Untitled | Unknown
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Since I seem to be stuck on number 17, I thought it was time I did an update on my #bookchain progress so far while I wait around for a book of the perfect length to continue the chain. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looking great!!! 2mo
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