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Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Lukewarm pick. Interesting plot but far too much banter, bickering, ruminating, etc. Anyway, it knocks off prompts for a couple reading challenges.

#Booked2019 #nightoriented not just because of the title but also because much of the mischief occurs at night.

#MMD for a book published before I was born. It was probably quite modern at the time...

Cinfhen I love a #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 1mo
shanaqui I think Gaudy Night might work significantly better if you've actually read the series leading up to it, or at least Strong Poison and Have His Carcase. It's really not typical of the series in many ways, but relies heavily on the investment in the characters for the emotional part of the plot. 1mo
Susanita @shanaqui I was thinking that too as I got further into the book. 1mo
shanaqui @Susanita For fans of the series it's the most awesome payoff, but why should you care if you don't know the background, after all! 1mo
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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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This is the second book in this awesome YA trilogy with desert setting and Arabic mythology. It reminds me of City of Brass, but imo this is even better. #nightoriented #Booked2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Stunning cover 😍 4mo
jen_the_scribe I loved this trilogy 4mo
Lady_Tigana_20 This looks interesting. Going on my TBR. My favorite desert fantasy is Robin McKinley‘s THE BLUE SWORD. 4mo
LeticiaToraci Seems interesting, I'll look it up. 4mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I finished a few weeks ago, but wanted to post a #wrapup for the #Booked2019 Spring Season!

#nightoriented : ? Sign Book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#clifi : The Sandcastle Empire ⭐️⭐️
#indigenousauthor : Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#Featuresamusician : On the Come Up ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#socialmediafocus : An Absolutely Remarkable Thing ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#Foodorbevoncover : Coïncidence of ? ? ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall, a good season (clifi was a dud). ???

MicheleinPhilly Cli-Fi seemed to be everybody‘s dud this season. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @MicheleinPhilly Yes, I noticed that! I like Atwood‘s clifi books, but since I already read those, I went with one of my #OwlCrate books. It was too romantsy and weird. I had high hopes for that genre! (edited) 5mo
TrishB Cli- fi was definitely my dud!! 5mo
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GlassAsDiamonds My CliFi was *weird* 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 Think the genre‘s still trying to figure itself out... 5mo
Cinfhen My cliFi was a dud too!!!! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I still haven't read my #clifi ... hopefully soon! But anyway, it's good you liked most of them! 5mo
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It's a long, an heteroclite bunch of things that make a kinda nasty soup of cliches on race, women, drugs you name it it's there. I was taken a bit by surprise because this series had a better than average outlook with these subjects. Big herring... the add on of cocktails recipes. When the bath bubbles fragrances, lunch picnic food and child abuse are on the same level it's time for me to reconsider if I'm still on board with the series.

writerlibrarian Now question for @Cinfhen or @BarbaraTheBibliophage or @4thhouseontheleft could this count as #booked2019spring #nightoriented because I do not have the stomach to read what was my choice. But me, being a completist and read in order freak I read this one before. Big mistake, huge. ☹️ (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen Sure!!!! Dark is night oriented !!!!! Clever💫wouldn‘t want all that reading time go to waste 😂 6mo
writerlibrarian @Cinfhen 🥰 this was a waste of precious reading time. I did finish it because it had the paralyzing effect of watching a train wreck. Thanks. (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen 😂😂😂#KeepingItReal 6mo
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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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My reading this month has pretty much come to a grinding halt. Too much work and stress and life. I‘ve been decompressing with far too much tv. This was a great continuation of the latest season of Bosch. Also my #nightoriented pick for #booked2019. And I‘m up to date on a series! 🎉🎉🎉

DivineDiana Sorry to hear that, Michele. I‘m sure it will pass. Do what you need to do to take care of you. Give Pickles a big hug! ❤️ 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sending hugs or lots of 🍷 to you! We‘re watching the new Bosch season too. I‘d like to read the books, but don‘t want to start another series I‘ll never be up to date on! 😜 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you ladies. I know it will pass. Just so much going on and this weather has put me in a miserable funk. Taking a much needed mental health day on Friday. 🎉 6mo
TrishB Sending hugs ❤️ and wine 🍷 and Doggo 🐶 licks 6mo
Cinfhen Sorry you‘re feeling bleh!!! My mom just returned from Florida and she said the weather in Philly has been 💩💩Nice pick for #Booked 2019 ‼️ 6mo
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Dark of the Moon | John Sandford
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Started this one yesterday. Works for the #nightoriented #booked2019 prompt, but so far I don‘t love it. Virgil doesn‘t work for me quite the way Sanford‘s Lucas Davenport does. But I‘ll give it a few more hours. #audiobook #maledectectivesarecrude

4thhouseontheleft Male detectives ARE crude! And it‘s a reason why I stay away from a lot of detective series written by male authors. 7mo
suzie.reads God I love Virgil, I've read them all! 7mo
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Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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My Spring picks for #Booked2019! One is already complete.

#nightoriented : 🌙 Moon Sign Book 💫
#CliFi : Flight Behavior 🦋
#IndigenousAuthor : Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit
#featuresamusician : On the Come Up 🎤
#socialmediafocus : An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
#foodorbeverageoncover : 🍰 The Coincidence of Coconut Cake 🧁

JamieArc I love Leslie Marmon Silko‘s fiction. I‘ll have to check this one out. 8mo
Cinfhen Nice!!!! 8mo
4thhouseontheleft @JamieArc I picked up her book in this post years ago in a book warehouse sale, I‘ve never read any of her work before. Which of her fiction would you recommend as a starting point? 8mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen Of course my current read is for the #politicalintrigue prompt, I keep getting ahead of myself! 😂 8mo
Jacquelyne I chose Flight Behavior for my list also (after a mini panic of the cli-fi category 😂 ). 8mo
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Madeleine Is Sleeping | Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
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So that happened... or it didn't? I'm not really sure what this was... lots of masturbation, a sort of freak show, a family in France? Yeah... I know that I got to the end of the book and that's just about all I figured out. It was well worded, even if I'm not really sure what I was reading? Umm....
#NightOriented #Booked2019
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
DISCLAIMER: @diovival took full responsibility for this one 😂

4thhouseontheleft 😂😂😂 I like your review! 8mo
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft HAHA, I have honestly not been this confused since I tried Ulysses! The Sound and the Fury is like reading Dr. Seuss compared to this! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds crazy! 8mo
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IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage It really was! Lol... I didn't know what was her reality and what was the dream because it all kept blending 8mo
Cinfhen This book sounds weird AF #HardPass 8mo
diovival Hahahaha 8mo
diovival *cackles maniacally in the distance* 8mo
IamIamIam @diovival You definitely got me... I've learned my lesson!!! 😂😂😂 8mo
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⛄️ Winter ❄️ Wrap-Up for #Booked2019! While I still have one to go in the winter prompts, I dipped into quite a few seasons during the 1st quarter!


#Femaledetective : Among the Mad
#Fairytaleretelling : Wrath & Dawn
#happyplace : Every Body Yoga
#relatedtoapodcast : Originals
#newtoyou : Bird Box
#nightoriented : Moon Sign Book
#MuslimAuthororMC : Shabanu
#ComicorGN : Hey, Kiddo
#Diversemiddlegrade : Save Me A Seat
#Addiction : Phantom

AmyG I‘ve got Hey, Kiddo lined up...ha, I forgot for what prompt. 8mo
4thhouseontheleft @AmyG It also works for the #aboutaddiction prompt. 8mo
AmyG I think that‘s what I am reading it for. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go girl!! Plus school and all your other responsibilities. I‘m impressed. 👊🏻♥️📚 8mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! 😘My social life is reading. 😂😂 8mo
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Madeleine Is Sleeping | Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
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Finally getting to this for the #Booked2019 #NightOriented prompt. @diovival Did I get this from you? This is definitely a #blameitonLitsy book!
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

diovival I take full responsibility for this. 😁😂 8mo
IamIamIam @diovival 😂😂😂 So. Flipping. WEIRD!! 8mo
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