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Librarybelle
Digging Up Daisy | Sherry Lynn
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Mehso-so

Admittedly, I almost stopped reading this one after the first couple of chapters - the actions of the main character just completely baffled me, and the response of those actions by law enforcement seemed completely wrong. Cozies are not meant to be real life, but this seemed over the top even for a cozy. The narrative did get better as the story progressed. Lots of suspects and mystery elements, plus a secondary mystery. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Librarybelle ⬆️⬆️⬆️The ending was pretty dramatic, a true nail biter. So-so read in the end for me. I received a copy of this from #NetGalley , so thanks to NetGalley and the publisher, and I had found a physical copy of the book along the way. #Zeke and #Xander are clearly ready for bed! #CatsOfLitsy 3d
JenReadsAlot So cute! 3d
KadaGul The grey cat 🐈‍⬛ is like, the book 📖 was great, and now it is time to sleep 😴. Orange 🍊 cat 🐈 is like, I love ❤️ the book 📖 was great, let's read another one.#Petslife 3d
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Librarybelle @JenReadsAlot ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
Librarybelle @KadaGul Shortly after this, they were both asleep and not quite ready to leave their spots by my pillows. 😂 3d
KadaGul Ceto, Display Picture, she does the same thing. When I'm reading 📖 bed 🛏️. First, she wants to rub her body, to claim the book 📖 , every corner of the book. Then be right up the book 📖 like she can read it. The first 30 minutes go by, settling, and then the rest of the time is spent between her getting into a comfortable position and me comforting her. 3d
dabbe Too adorable! 🖤🐾🐾🖤 3d
Leftcoastzen Very cute!😻😻 3d
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 3d
IndoorDame 😻😻😻 3d
Librarybelle Thank you, @dabbe @Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella @IndoorDame ! They are the best reading companions. ❤️ 3d
UwannaPublishme Awww! Love this photo! 😻 3d
Bethaj11 What cute kitties!! 1d
Librarybelle Thank you, @Bethaj11 ! 1d
PaperbackPirate 😻😻 2h
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Librarybelle
Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
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Mehso-so

Nearly a pan read for me, but nudged up to a so-so, as I was curious how this would end. Think Austen with magic…in this case, skilled artisans practice glamours to manipulate the setting. I felt so bad for Jane, the MC, but at times her nearly martyr stance got on my nerves. Nearly everyone else was horrid.

I‘ve had this for years on my Nook app; thanks to #PemberLittens #JaneAdjacent for finally getting me to read this.

#Xander #CatsOfLitsy

RaeLovesToRead 10/10 for Xander's floofs though 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
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Sace That does sound like an interesting concept. Sorry it wasn‘t the best. 1mo
Librarybelle @Sace The glamour aspect was fascinating! The characters…not so much 1mo
Sace Sounds disappointing. 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 1mo
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Librarybelle
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Pickpick

I just spent a month at Manderley…

This is a reread for me, and while I did not remember every twist and turn, I do remember the creepy vibes from this. It‘s a level of creepiness that slowly enfolds the reader and can make one shiver. That Mrs. Danvers…oh my! I loved it and am glad it was a #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade read! #192025 #1938 #52BookClub24 #AnAbruptEnding

#Zeke #Vladimir #SebastianKitty #Xander #CatsOfLitsy

BarkingMadRead It was really creepy, esp Danvers! I don‘t remember that really bad scene from the first time! You‘d think it would stick, but it didn‘t 🤣 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Same!! It was a reread for me as well, but I was surprised at some of the scenes/details I'd forgotten. 1mo
Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks I know! Maybe it was Manderley‘s spell…we just could not remember all of the bad. 😂 1mo
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brittanyreads I really need to get around to this one! 1mo
Librarybelle @brittanyreads It‘s a good classic! 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🐾🐾🖤 1mo
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Librarybelle
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Pickpick

I did it! While there were chapters that I did not understand the significance of, I overall liked this novel. I know, unpopular opinion! Dostoevsky examines good versus evil, religious ideology, love and hate, and family. There are the struggles to conform to a given mindset, to break away from familial ideals, to resist temptation. Dostoevsky longwindedly dissects religion - what is belief, what does it mean to follow the church, and, through ⬇️

Librarybelle ⬆️…the eyes of Aloysha, how to live a life with the church‘s teachings. There, of course, is the murder, so as the book progresses, there‘s also that underlying thought on justice. What is justice? During the trial, the long chapters from the lawyers provide a very in depth look at interpretations of justice. They‘re long, but also remarkable in the way the facts are twisted and manipulated for the spectators. I‘m glad I read this, as it‘s been ⬇️ 2mo
Librarybelle ⬆️…on my tbr. Russian literature is intimidating, and anytime I read it, I have to be in the right mindset…it can get so dark and dense so very quickly. This was my first time reading Dostoevsky; I‘m not going to run out and read Crime and Punishment anytime soon, but I will some day! Thanks to #PemberLittens and our fearless #HashtagBrigade leader @BarkingMadRead for taking us through daily. While I liked this, the daily chapter reading was ⬇️ 2mo
Librarybelle ⬆️…exactly what I needed to power through the book. Let‘s just say I read a good portion of War and Peace and lost momentum…I need to get back to it! Pro tip: this is probably not the best book to read upon waking up, but yet I did. #Zeke and #Xander gladly kept me company, as they are in this photo. #CatsOfLitsy 😁 2mo
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Susanita Sleeping kitties! 🧡🩶 2mo
Librarybelle @Susanita ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
batsy Nice review! This is one of my favourites, but it's incredibly dense 😅 C&P moves along at quite a fast pace at times, so definitely not as dense as this one (but still pretty dense, it is Dostoevsky after all 😂) 2mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy ! I‘ll get to C&P one of these days!!! 2mo
BarkingMadRead I think it was way too long, and often ridiculous, but I didn‘t mind it. It just took for freaking ever 🤣 2mo
Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead The Russians authors like to take their time telling a story! 😂 2mo
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 I also am quite fond of this book, now that it‘s over. 😆 2mo
rubyslippersreads I prefer The Brothers Katamazov. 😹 2mo
Deblovestoread Well done 🙌🏼 2mo
Librarybelle @Ruthiella It will be so weird not to read a chapter tomorrow! It‘s been a part of my reading life for so long. 😂 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2mo
Billypar Long road indeed! 👏 👏 👏 👏 I second @batsy 's contrast between TBK and C&P. I read both a really long time ago, but C&P was like a thriller at times, which couldn't be further from TBK. I also really liked Notes From Underground, which isn't much like either of the others, so I guess he liked to switch things up? 🤷🏻 2mo
Librarybelle @Billypar Thanks for the info! I‘m unfamiliar with Notes from Underground, so I‘ll have to investigate that. Maybe I‘ll make it a point to read C&P next winter…it might be a good book to read during the dark evenings! 2mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Librarybelle
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Celebrating International Women‘s Day by playing catch up on this month‘s #SundayBuddyRead .

There‘s a lot of info, but Lessing has a way of presenting the story as if the reader is there. I won‘t have section 2 complete by Sunday‘s discussion, but at least I‘m making progress!

Xander is my reading buddy tonight. #Xander #CatsOfLitsy

TheBookHippie 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 3mo
Velvetfur Aaawww Xander is so pretty! 🥰 3mo
Librarybelle Thank you, @Velvetfur ! ❤️ 3mo
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kspenmoll I am behind too. Hi Xander! 😻 3mo
Librarybelle @kspenmoll Glad I‘m not the only one! 3mo
batsy Great book and perfect IWD-themed read! 3mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy ! 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
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Librarybelle
Untitled | Unknown
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For tonight‘s #hyggehour , I lit a Yankee Candle (current scent - Candy Apple, and I began with a 5 minute body scan through the Calm app, then nestled under my weighted blanket to read Argylle. Definitely not what I expected so far - though I had some suspicions on that, given reviews I‘ve read. Xander joined me, and my other cats are nearby. #Xander #CatsOfLitsy

Librarybelle I‘m definitely ready for bed now - so nice and relaxed! 3mo
AllDebooks Purrfect ❤️🐾😊 3mo
Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Aww, Xander is a circlefloof 🥰🥰 3mo
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Librarybelle
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Pickpick

This was a fun romance with layers of humor & danger, not to mention some heavy topics. I liked Cohen‘s weaving of Austen novels into the story. There were times Vicky drove me a little crazy, but given the situation she faced from her family - having to #BiteTheBullet and marry - I‘ll give her a little leeway. Very charming. Thanks for hosting, @StayCurious ! #PemberLittens #JaneAdjacent

#Zeke #Xander #SebastianKitty #CatsOfLitsy

StayCurious It was fun to see all the Austen parts woven in 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 3mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. 3mo
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Librarybelle
Untitled | Unknown
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My January #BookSpinBingo board - no bingos, but the best I‘ve ever done with completing squares!

I also have my February board ready to go, though thanks to a photobomb by Xander, you cannot tell…

He‘s now sitting on the bingo boards, so it is what it is…

#Xander #CatsOfLitsy

RaeLovesToRead Floofs!!!!! 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😸😻👏 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! And I'm sure February looks great 😂 4mo
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Librarybelle
A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Pickpick

I was not sure what to think of this at first - the writing style, the construct of the narrative is very different than other mysteries. And yet, as the pieces came together, I was hooked. It‘s a really interesting puzzle that Thomas writes in homage of Sherlock Holmes. It also sets up the series. I‘m looking forward to reading more! #PemberLittens #JaneAdjacent

#SebastianKitty #Xander #CatsOfLitsy

BookmarkTavern Hello pretty kitties! 💖 4mo
IndoorDame 😻😻😻😻 4mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 4mo
StayCurious Yes it was confusing at times but I couldn‘t stop reading! 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 4mo
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Librarybelle
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Ready to dive into my copy of this month‘s #PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade book!

#Xander and #SebastianKitty are ready as well…they‘re just resting their eyes. #CatsOfLitsy

BarkingMadRead That is the same cover I have, mine is large print 7mo
Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead Mine is regular print, the Virago UK edition. 😁 7mo
dabbe Hello there, you adorable kitties! 🖤🐾🐾🖤 7mo
Librarybelle @dabbe ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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