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A small island. About 125 inhabitants. One is found dead. It could have been any inhabitant. Because everyone's memory of the night had been erased including the AI's who was the only one capable of doing so.
The murder collapsed the barrier keeping the island safe. If the villagers can't find the murderer and get the AI to raise the barrier again they'll all die. It's a race against time, they have less than two days.

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Balibee146 Looking forward to this one 👍 3w
TrishB I‘m thinking I‘m the only person who doesn‘t like this author 🤷‍♀️ also I have AI every second in work, feels like the only thing we‘re talking about. So I‘m reading medieval based books from now on 😁 3w
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julesG @TrishB It was a low pick. Not because of the AI, but it played a role. 3w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3w
TrishB 👍🏻 I don‘t feel I‘m missing out. 3w
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Demoted to a small dark office in the basement of the bank in Baker Street, Harry now has to answer letters sent to Sherlock Holmes. She comes across a letter from her home village and decides to not only write back as assistant to Mr Holmes, but to investigate herself. Of course she finds the missing maid, but also much more.

A short cosy mystery. Perfect palate cleanser.

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#MarvellousMarch #readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 I was looking at this ARC just now, well done 👏👏👏 3w
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Proper #EasterCrime reading: Sherlock - A Study in Pink & the tagged #ARC


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dabbe #benedictassherlock 🤩🤩🤩 4w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 3w
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The Other Valley: A Novel | Scott Alexander Howard
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Odile lives in an unnamed valley close to a lake. East of the valley is the exact same valley, just 20 years in the future. West of the lake is 20 years in the past. Citizens can petition to visit the valley to the East or West under special circumstances and after consideration and under strict security conditions by the Conceil.
Odile notices such visitors one day after school and identifies who they are, and by that... ⬇️

julesG ... that her friend from school will die.

Speculative Fiction about time's progress and whether we should or even can interfere with it.

What made me put this down over and over again was that there are no punctuation marks or indentations that indicate dialogue. I know this is a current trend, but it's annoying when you have to track back half a paragraph because you did not notice there was dialogue until the end of it.
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TrishB That current trend needs to be over! 1mo
julesG @TrishB Yes, sooner rather than later. 1mo
Bookwomble @TrishB Seconded! (Actually, thirded!) 1mo
Lindy I just picked up my library hold but haven‘t started reading it yet. I checked just now to see the dialogue style in the Canadian edition and it‘s without dialogue marks. In general, I don‘t mind, although it depends on the author‘s skill. I find the absence tends to contribute to my immersion in the story rather than detracting from it. 1mo
julesG @Lindy It might be easier when you read the finished novel. The eARC had strange line breaks and that made the missing dialogue "landmarks" even more of a nuisance. 1mo
Lindy @julesG Yes, digital ARCs can be rough 1mo
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I think it's my lucky day. Was approved for both books 🥳🥳🥳

Perfect for the upcoming #MarvellousMarch #readathon. I'll start early, @Andrew65, hope it's okay. 😉

lazydaizee Well done, I hope you enjoy the books, 1mo
LeeRHarry Very nice - I‘m eagerly anticipating Queen B. 1mo
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Wanted to read the tagged #ARC. You know, eroding #MountARC and all that... Got sidetracked and spent nearly an hour reading reviews and review comments on Goodreads. 🙈🤦🏻‍♀️🙈🤦🏻‍♀️🙈🤦🏻‍♀️

Anyone else regularly fall down a reviews rabbit hole?

RaeLovesToRead I'm going to go see Stuart Turton next month. He is awesome! 1mo
julesG @RaeLovesToRead I'll let you know if I've got any questions for him. I'd love to live somewhere where I can go to author events without having to use my passport 😐 1mo
Hooked_on_books I do sometimes do that. Sometimes I‘m glad I did and sometimes I regret it, as some people have spoilers they don‘t mark as such. 1mo
Ruthiella Totally. Sometimes I spend more time reading ABOUT reading than I do actually reading books. 😆 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This Saturday sees the start of the #MarvellousMarch 9 day Choose Your Own Goals Readathon.

Life been stressful and intensely busy recently, hence not finding time to be on Litsy much. Hoping this will help me find some reading time and get the reading habit back.

A great way to have a good end to the month‘s reading, you know you want to join us! Just comment below, share your goals (anything goes) or books you want to read.

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LiseWorks Yes! 1mo
TheSpineView I'm in! 1mo
Traci1 Can't wait! ❤️ 1mo
TheBookHippie I‘ll be SNOWED in it seems so plenty reading time 🤣❄️☃️ 1mo
Allylu I know I will want to join. I'm heading to reading all 25 books on my #BookSpin this month - hope I didn't just jinx it. LOL
OriginalCyn620 I‘m in! 😊 1mo
Bookwormjillk Yay! I‘m in. 1mo
Monica5 I'm in😊 1mo
Librarybelle Hooray! I‘ll have to think of my goals! 1mo
Ruthiella Awesome! Thanks for the tag! 😃 1mo
DieAReader 🎉🥳Wonderful @Andrew65 A boost to help us finish the month off! Goals TBD🙄😏📚 1mo
Susanita Yay! It‘s been a weird month. I could use a readathon. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I'm in! I hope to finish a couple of my current reads. 📚 1mo
julieclair Yay! I‘ll be on vacation for the duration of this Readathon, so I‘ll either achieve all my goals, or none of them, lol! 1mo
julesG Good to hear from you. I've missed your posts, Andrew. That's a lovely picture you chose, full of spring vibes. My goal, as usual, erode #MountARC. 🙈🙈 I would like to have read at least 3 ARCs by the end of the month. 1mo
Crazeedi Been missing you Andrew, I thought you might still be struggling. I hope the warmer weather to come helps you feel better! I'm in , will try to get my #readyourkindle books done! 1mo
Read4life It‘s good to hear from you, Andrew. You know I love this monthly Readathon. My goal is to blackout my #BookSpinBingo board. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Hope things calm down for you soon, Andrew!! 1mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! I‘m in. Hope this helps you get back to reading Andrew. 1mo
eanderson Yay!!! Hopefully I can get some reading in! 1mo
kezzlou85 Yay I'm in. I hope it gets you back into reading @Andrew65 1mo
CrystalE02 I'm in!!! Hopefully I can work on my yearly goal. I am 21 books behind. I know I won't read 21 books in a week, but I would like to get that number down a little. 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I've had one heck of a month. Things are looking better for next week, so I'm hoping to catch a small pocket of time each day to read a bit. I hope life takes a chill pill so you can get back to reading. 💛 1mo
Rissa1 I am in. My goal is to finish at least 2 of 5 I have going. 1mo
LibrarianRyan Sorry I missed this. 1w
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Ocean's Godori | Elaine U. Cho
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And suddenly it's 17°C outside and we, her feline highness #GhostCat and I, are sitting outside reading while the sourdough bread is proofing. 😁

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Jari-chan 😻😻😻 1mo
AmyG So pretty. ❤️ 1mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird She's beautiful 😍 1mo
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AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 1mo
Lindy Yay! Spring weather! 🌷💚 1mo
julesG @Lindy Currently sitting indoors, but with the windows open. First time in ages. I am not a fan of summer, but spring and autumn are the best. 1mo
Lindy @julesG I‘ve been enjoying having windows open too. 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 1mo
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Evenings and Weekends | Oisn McKenna
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Grabbed 📘Mycroft Holmes from my shelves earlier knowing I had to queue for a few hours.
📘At the Stroke of Midnight - eARC meanwhile published (I'm behind on #MountARC)
🎧 Riley Thorn #2 - for the chores
📘Ocean's Godori - eARC, not published yet, but see above

CogsOfEncouragement I read Mycroft Holmes with a friend a few years ago and we both enjoyed it. I made us bracelets to remember our fun buddy read. 1mo
julesG @CogsOfEncouragement That's a wonderful idea. 1mo
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Change of scenery for this afternoon's reading - #GhostCat and I are at the vets'. Her feline highness has a wound in a rather delicate area that might need antibiotics.

Never a dull day, especially when I had planned to have a dull afternoon.


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Balibee146 Aww hope she's OK and doesn't need a cone of shame too 🤞🤞 2mo
Cupcake12 Hope she‘s ok x 2mo
kspenmoll I hope she is ok. 2mo
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dabbe Hope she's on the mend soon. 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh no, hope she feels better soon. 2mo
AnnCrystal Poor baby 😽 may your little feline highness be back to healthy again soon 💕🐈💝. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Poor Ghost. Is she gonna need a cone of shame to stop her chewing on it? 2mo
julesG @RaeLovesToRead Sure. The funnel has been attached. 😈 She was grumpy for a few hours and since then she's been basically clinging to me. The bubo has been expressed. It was wet all last night (my sheets look interesting) but it seems dry for now. Will try to clean up and disinfect the area again later today. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Hope she is doing OK! Not sure I needed to know about the bubo 🤣🤣🤣 Give her a snuggle from me! 2mo
julesG @RaeLovesToRead You're a GP, you can handle the mild TMI. 😜 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Just don't post a pic of the leaky bubo sheets for us all to admire hahaha 🤣 2mo
julesG @RaeLovesToRead Damn! Too late for that. Fresh sheets on the bed and the others are in the machine. I promise you get a picture tomorrow. 😈😝😜 No, won't post a picture, promise. I actually hope the doctor uses that silver spray stuff on the wound when we visit tomorrow, Ghost is nothing like her usual self with the cone on. 2mo
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