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Crinoline_Laphroaig

Crinoline_Laphroaig

Joined October 2016

🤫It's My Parasol Protectorate name. Tea Drinker by day. Whisky by night. Books all the time. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/22237394
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Spending the day with Sam and Graham.
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎧📖 #listenwhileyouwork

GingerAntics Mine came on Tuesday, too!!! I have the audiobook and the hardcover. I‘m thinking I‘m going to read it month by month in 2022. I do love their banter, though. The few bits I have read so far had me cracking up already. 22h
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Actually listened to the Audiobook while cleaning for Thanksgiving. My friend loaned me her print copy which was nice so I could refer to map.

I miss the Gang from 6 of Crows. They did get a mention: "She wished she had Inej‘s gift for spywork or Kaz‘s gift for scheming, but she only seemed to have Jesper‘s gift for bad decisions."

But this was quite the adventure. What an ending! ?

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Daughter of the Moon | Abigail Spaggiari
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I bought this because Amanda from my favorite podcast Fictional Hangover https://www.fictionalhangover.com/ is the Narrator. She has great voice and does a wonderful job on narration.

As for the story, I really liked it. It sets up the world of Jade and gives flashbacks of how she got there.

This one is complete story but leaves opening for more to come. Books 2 & 3 are available on Kindle. I hope Amanda gets to narrate them as well.

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😱 I've been entering Goodreads Contests for years and I've never won anything.

*Glad I didn't Preorder. Was planning on picking up a copy next week.

#goodreadsgiveaway

TNbookworm You are so lucky🙂 5d
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
Eyelit Nice! 5d
marleed Congrats- someday I too will win a GR giveaway! 5d
Karkar Awesome! What a great first win!! 5d
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🎉🥳🎉 Quick Calculation 51% of my
#goodreadsreadingchallenge2021 was audiobooks.
Last night I wanted to know what happens so switched to Kindle. This morning I went back and picked up where I left off because Christian Coulson's narration is perfection.then I listened to last Chapter again on my morning walk. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig Wonderful to be back in this world. While all the Montague Siblings are here, it Adrian‘s story. Therefore it's not as lighthearted as Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. Adrian has severe anxiety and your reading from his viewpoint. So while it's different, it's still a great read.

Full of action and adventure as you would expect from this series. My favorite scenes are the interactions between characters. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig I really enjoyed that you see from the very first chapter that Adrian has found the love of his life. Louisa was such a great character. "She gives me a small bow. “I am, as always, your knight in shining armor.”
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @GondorGirl you wanted to know what I thought. Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue remains my favorite but I loved this one two. Of the 3 main books Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy would be my least favorite. I liked it but mainly for getting to see Monty and Percy again. 1w
GondorGirl @Crinoline_Laphroaig Maybe I'll check this one out from the library then. I do love me some Monty and Percy. 🧡🧡 1w
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Once again "WE HATE RICHARD PEELE!"?

#currentlylistening

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I'm back to listening to War and Peace and everytime Borodino is mentioned I think of this scene from What A Girl Wants.
https://youtu.be/MPu6DXTG2ps

#ayearofwarandpeace

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I'm sooo ready for tomorrow's release of A Nobleman's Guide to Scandel and Shipwreck. Spent the last few days relistening to all of Montague Siblings Stories. Excited that Christian Colson is returning for Audiobook. His narration of A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue was perfection. 🏴‍☠️

GondorGirl I adored the first book, but was really disappointed with the sequel. I think I'll hold out for your review before picking up this last installment. 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GondorGirl I liked Petticoats and Piracy but LOVED Vice and Virtue. I'm most excited to see Monty and Percy in this one. I'm Currently listening so I'll let you know. 1w
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Not my usual genre, but I wanted to read both of these so when they were on my Library's New Release Shelf I grabbed them.

Finished While Justice Sleeps early this morning. For the most part I enjoyed it. Parts of it were hard to put down and it had a great ending. Legal/Science parts dragged for me but Legal Thrillers aren't my thing. If you like them, you probably like this one. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig State of Terror looks to be more Political Thriller. Just recently read Penny's 1st Inspector Gamache and enjoyed. It also comes highly recommended from a IRL book friend who I often enjoy the same books as. Since I've a few days before it's due back at the Library, I'm going to wait to start. Read something different before I start. A Bookish Palate Cleanser as it where 2w
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"Vampires are misunderstood. They're just emotionally unavailable Hunks."
???‍♂️

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Remember a few days ago when I said I wanted have a spot to #shelfie and Zoom? This is why!

Behind the Scenes w/ Fictional Hangover Podcast and Fangirl: Would You Rather.
Can you tell it was recorded right before Halloween? I've got my favorite Pumpkin necklace on, Claire is dressed as a Starbucks barista and Manda is Gamora.

Listen here:
https://www.fictionalhangover.com/

Or anywhere you get your Podcasts.👩🏻‍💻

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Is there not going to be #GoodreadsChoice this year? 👀

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In Deeper Waters | F.T. Lukens
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November's very ambitious #TBR. 📚

Bookzombie I hope you enjoy Ham Helsing! 🐷 4w
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October --------> November.
📖 - The Ex Hex #witchyreads
🎧 - The House in the Cerulean Sea reread for #irlbookclub
📱- The Last Necromancer #mountbr

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Ambush or Adore | Gail Carriger
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Recently visited a friend in Kansas City and this was my view from her delightful guest room. Every morning I would wake up and think I should #nanowrimo and use this as a setting. Unfortunately I've got nothing when it comes to plot. 🍁🍂🍁

JamieArc I‘m doing Nanowrimo this year as a way to get myself to just write. I‘ll aim for 50,000 words, but am not going to write one story unless I get inspired. Just writing whatever each day and seeing what comes of it. 4w
RaeLovesToRead I have a half-baked plan to do NaNoWriMo... I'm gonna break the rules slightly by not starting a new project, but trying to get some more of the current project down. Good luck!!! 4w
Crinoline_Laphroaig @RaeLovesToRead @JamieArc both sound like good plans. 4w
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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Binge-Watched all 4 episodes of The Long Call on Brit Box and loved it! Devon location was stunning. Yes there were some changes from Ann Cleeves book but the heart of the story is there. So wonderful to see a happily married gay couple on tv. Hope there is a Season 2. 📖------>📺

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Audible Daily Deal I bought because someone gave it a ⭐ review because it wasn't 'family friendly'. Clutch your pearls but don't give a unfair bad review just because it doesn't appeal to your puritanical beliefs.

Actually a scarily good Haunted House story. Cover looks historical but it's modern day. Main Characters does Ghosts Tours dressed in Victorian costume.

Some romance but there is also serious aspect of what it's like to be homeless.

Crinoline_Laphroaig My favorite line: “I saw it on Supernatural. Dean and Sam shoot it at ghosts.”“Oh well, by all means let‘s pin our survival on fictional characters in a TV programme.”😆 1mo
KristiAhlers Ok I love that line you quoted. This is now me going to go download this book! 😂and I must admit I‘ve misplaced my pearls so this should be amazing 😉 1mo
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CarolynM I enjoyed this one too. I'm not really into supernatural stuff but I do like Lily Morton a lot. 1mo
CarolynM There's a sequel if you're interested 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @CarolynM I immediately downloaded. Started reading but it looks like setting is Christmas. Thinking I will read in December because I want Christmas ghost story. 4w
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Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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Test Photo. 📸 I've been wanting to make a spot with my bookshelves in the background. I finally sorted it out since I've something special happening later this week on Zoom. Stay tuned.

I've throughly enjoyed Paybacks a Witch. Fun witchy romance. Perfect Halloween read.

Next up is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling. My #botm I've been saving to read right before Halloween. 🧙🏻‍♀️

DivineDiana Love this photo of you and your books! ❤️📚❤️ 1mo
IuliaC Very beautiful photo! 1mo
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Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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I'm loving this witchy read. 🧙🏻‍♀️

AkashaVampie Amok Amok Amok... all I could think of his Sarah Jessica Parker saying that in Hocus Pocus 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @AkashaVampie you know I've never seen Hocus Pocus. I need to remedy that. 1mo
AkashaVampie @Crinoline_Laphroaig yes u do!!! Do u have DisneyPlus? It's on there. 1mo
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Drink, Slay, Love | Sarah Beth Durst
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Started out just plain fun, then went a bit dark with evil family. Totally worth it for a Were-Unicorn. Yes a Were-Unicorn. 🦄

And there's a movie.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5932156/

KristiAhlers Well now I‘ve got to read this 😂 1mo
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Loaned to me by a Kansas friend who has a love of Prairie Writers. I'll be seeing her later this autumn. Want to be able to return and discuss.

While the writing is a bit stilted at times, maybe because it's translated from Norwegian, it has some beautiful descriptions of the prairie. Also it's a much more realistic view of harsh realities of life in the Dakota territories. 🫖📖🤓

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Saving Time | Jodi Taylor
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Finished this over the weekend. As always it was Firetrucking Brilliant. 🚒

Crinoline_Laphroaig And now I want for Christmas morning gift of 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig And the next Chronicles of St Mary's comes out April 14th 2022 1mo
julesG Same! Same! Same! 1mo
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Saving Time | Jodi Taylor
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BEST Description of Wuthering Heights ever:

‘Is that the one where everyone lives in the kitchen and shouts at each other across the moors?‘‘.......Everyone hates everyone else, right? I don‘t know why they didn‘t just call it a day and come in out of the rain.‘ 😆

Johanna414 Lol so accurate! 1mo
LeahBergen True! 🤣 1mo
suvata 😂🤣😂 1mo
Sparklemn Love it!! 😆 1mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1mo
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My only complaint is I wanted an Epilogue. (Better yet would be another book.) To see the life Ari and Dante make for themselves. Because in my mind they're still happily together all these years later.

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Drink, Slay, Love | Sarah Beth Durst
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While I'm generally not a reader of Horror Genre, October calls for some Spooky Stories. Here's a few on my TBR. 🧙🏻‍♀️🎃🧛‍♂️

#spookyseason

ravenlee I really enjoyed Mooncakes! 2mo
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Ambush or Adore | Gail Carriger
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I was up before the dawn to start reading. Laughed, Fangirl Squeed, & Cried. This is the most absolute beautiful thing Gail Carriger has ever written. You have to have read The Parasolverse to appreciate it's brilliance. Pure Fan Service. Round of spot the Wicker Chicken. Agatha and Pillover's story. And then she ties it up with a beautiful bow to include her San Andreas Shifters Series. Truly Fan Service. 🌙📖😭🫖🐔☂️💝

#parasolverseandbeyond

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo ❤️ 2mo
hissingpotatoes The aesthetic of this photo is perfection! 😍 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @hissingpotatoes Thank you so much! 2mo
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I managed to squeeze one more short Audiobook into September. Turned out to be a good reading month. Busy but I squeezed a few pages in at every opportunity.

While there were many great ideas in the tagged book, some of it hinges on everyone in the home being on board with the plan. And how likely is that? Myself I would appreciate a book about making Sacred Spaces amongst the noise and the clutter of a realistic home.

#mymonthinbooks

britt_brooke Excellent month! 2mo
TiredLibrarian I'd like to read the tagged book, but agree that guidance for making it work in the "real world" is sorely needed. 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @TiredLibrarian it's like that everyone take your shoes off at the door. Sounds great in theory but not at all doable on Saturday when the husband is in and out doing chores. 2mo
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The Shell Seekers | Rosamunde Pilcher
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Haley Atwell's Narration is perfection! And of all the covers of various editions of The Shell Seekers, this Audible one is my favorite. It captures the description of painting Title takes its name from.

While this is probably the most famous of RP's Novels I hadn't ever read it. It has everything you expect: Spunky Women of a Certain Age, Family Sagas, & Cozy Settings. In a few places It's a bit dated.⬇️

#RosamundePilcherForAllSeasons

Crinoline_Laphroaig My favorite thing as always is her descriptions of Gardens:
"The conservatory was stone- floored, furnished with basket chairs and stools and a lot of faded cretonne cushions. It was as well very warm, leafy with greenery and pot plants, and heavy with the scent of freesias, which grew in abundance and were Penelope‘s favourite flower."

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marleed I read it this summer and loved it too! 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @marleed I saved it for September because I love September at the beach. 2mo
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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🐍🐍🐍 And this is why I don't normally read this kind of Book especially before bedtime. Once I got past the snakes (in the light of day) I was hooked. Yes characters make a whole bunch of dumb mistakes based on assumptions but if you're into Haunted House stories you'll probably like this one.

October 📚& 🍻 Club - Haunted or Not?

MelAnn Crap! There are snakes in this book? Good to know! 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @MelAnn yes there are snakes. 2mo
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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UPS is delivering supplies for Kitchen Remodel this afternoon. If I catch them as they‘re delivering I can have them put boxes in the garage.

So I'm tucked into the shade of front porch with #BooksandBrewsClub read for this weekend. I'm resourceful like that. 😉

Crinoline_Laphroaig Worst Real Estate Agent Ever! 😆 2mo
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Singapore Sapphire | A. M. Stuart
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Impulse buy because of the cover. This one has been lingering on Mount TBR for awhile.

Good solid mystery. Surprises I didn't see coming. Writing makes the setting come alive. You can feel the stifling heat. Harriet the main female character has interesting backstory as suffragette.

Mostly a Pick but I have thoughts. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig Main Male Character is likeable but time period is British Colonalism of Singapore. Early on it is repeatedly mentioned that Dective Curran has "gone native" and is in a relationship with his 'housekeeper' Li An. Hints of their story. In this first book Li An is just always at home with dinner waiting and ready for sex. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig This from the Author's notes
"I‘d like to give some context behind Curran and Li An‘s relationship. I want to be clear that Curran and Li An share a complex relationship borne of a mutual need and respect for each other. There is no implication intended that this is any sort of unequal relationship. Theirs is a genuine love affair cloaked in the veneer of what would be seen as acceptable to the society they inhabit." ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm curious to see where this series is heading. If Harriet and Curran remain just friends and colleagues with Harriet and Li An becoming friends
than I think it will be enjoyable. If it ends up with a love triangle than I'm out.
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This book had me craving Peppermint Tea but I only had regular mint in the garden. Putting it on the grocery list.

A very different story than The House in the Cerulean Sea. Heartbreakingly sad at moments but oh so beautiful. Wonderful in it's own way.
📖 🫖 ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig I really appreciated this note at the Beginning: "This story explores life and love as well as loss and grief. There are discussions of death in different forms—quiet, unexpected, and death by suicide. Please read with care." I wish more Author's gave Trigger Warnings.

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DGRachel Peppermint tea is one of my favorites so I always have it on hand. I too craved it while reading this! 2mo
GingerAntics @DGRachel @Crinoline_Laphroaig I‘m putting it on the grocery list. It will get here before the book, so I‘ll be ready. 2mo
rmaclean4 So excited for this book. It is my next read once I finish the others I am in the middle of!! 2mo
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George | Alex Gino
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I have to admit part of why I celebrate #BannedBooksWeek is that it makes me feel like a Rebellious Teenager again sneaking books past my mother.

But having grown up in home that thought the only thing you needed to read was the Bible and religious literature I know the importance of Books to open your mind to new ideas and other people's stories.
👊📖👧🏻

#rebelreader
#top10challengedbooks
#mymotherwouldnotapprove

Smrloomis 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 yes!!! 2mo
GingerAntics It breaks my heart to think of all the great literature kids miss in homes like these. Ugh. I‘m so glad you snuck other books. 2mo
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And it's my Litversary‼
5 years ago today - my 1st Post was pic I snapped on vacation on South Padre Island. 😎

Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 2mo
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Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 2mo
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!!! 2mo
Birdsong28 Happy litsyversary 🎊🎉📚📖 2mo
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Fall Reading TBR is yet to be determined. But 1st up is the new T.J Klune. I've print copy but got Audiobook as well because #life. It's read by Kirt Graves who also does Gail Carriger writing as G.L Carriger San Andreas Shifters. I like his Narration. 🎧📖👩🏻‍🍳

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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I read 70 Books this Summer! Hard to decide a definitive Top List but these were my favorites. But No 1 Summer Read was The Guncle. I literally told everyone I knew and some random strangers about it. Talked about it all Summer long.

And that's a wrap‼
#summerreading2021

rockpools Amazing! 2mo
Nute Wow! That‘s awesome! 2mo
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Emma & Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#Pemberlittens finished this reading Jane Austen this Summer. Missing #chapteraday readalongs. I've still more #Austenesque on my shelves.

Emily of Deep Valley is another old friend.

#emmaeveryday #pagesofpersuasion
#summerreading2021 @sprainedbrain

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I found Truly Devious enjoyable. Cliffhanger ending. But kinda just wanted to know the ending. My favorite Podcast Fictional Hangover covered them so I listened those instead of reading Books 2 & 3. #somanybooksneverenoughtime

Fictional Hangover Book Club finished Vampire Academy & has moved on to Bloodlines which I like better.
Others were Readalongs and Friends Recommendations.
#summerreading2021

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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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Discovered Heartstopper Series this Summer and LOVED IT!

Also did several rereads of books before next in Series came out: Simon Snow and Long Call. Reticence just because I love it so much.

Also impulse audiobooks and and books with pretty dresses.
#summerreading2021

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Bit dated. Silly young women waiting around for a men to notice them, marry them,
husband's expecting them to set at home while they play golf. I Do always like RP's spunky Women of a Certain Age. Mostly I read RP for the settings of Scotland and the Gardens. As a gardener in Oklahoma where it was 100°F this summer, Envious of characters rising at 8:30am and out to work in the garden by 10am.
#rosamundepilcherforeveryseason
#summerreading2021

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Tomorrow starts Banned Books Week. I finished several of the #top10challengedbooks over the Summer along with #irlbookclub Reads.📚
#summerreading2021

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The Siren | Katherine St. John
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The Siren was a Twisty mystery. While the cover looks like light Summer Reading it does have some very dark moments which include Sexual Assault.

It was my next to last read of #SummerReading2021 - since Litsy only lets you Post one picture at a time. It's going to take more than Post. 😉

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"ON VACATION, YOU can be anyone you want. Like a good book or an incredible outfit, being on vacation transports you into another version of yourself."

From that opening line I was hooked. And it just got better and better.
#summerreading2021

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The Siren | Katherine St. John
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Thinking I can squeeze another into #SummerReading2021. I bought Kindle book on Sale for 3.99 earlier in the Summer. Spent this month Audible Credit on it. So I could swap back and forth.
🎧📖😎

MyNamesParadise The Siren is so good! One of my favorite reads this year! 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @MyNamesParadise I'm really liking it! 2mo
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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My Blue Stack.

Dead Dead Girls isn't due until October so I'm concetrating on Last of #SummerReading2021.

The Indigo Spell I finished last week. LOVED IT! Can't wait to discuss with Fictional Hangover #VampireBookClub.

As for Truly Devious. My favorite parts are the mystery in the past. I like the main character but most of the modern day students are annoying, pretentious rich kids.

Cliffhanger ending. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig Enjoyable. And I want to know who did it. But not so invested that I just have start Book 2 immediately. Willing to wait for Library Hold. 2mo
kspenmoll Pretty! 2mo
rabbitprincess And the mug matches so well! Love this photo 😊 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon ❤️ the 🐸 pot! 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @MaleficentBookDragon the Frog hooks over the edge so you can move it from pot to pot. A gift from a gardening friend. 2mo
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"ON VACATION, YOU can be anyone you want."

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

I think this going to be a great choice for last #summerreading2021 ?

behudd Loved this one! 2mo
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The Heron's Cry | Ann Cleeves
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Original plan was to listen to The Heron's Cry but then I found early copy so I ended up reading in Print.

When my @audible Preorder became available I went ahead and read a2nd time. Wanted to check out new Narrator. He hits his stride in Chapter 2 and it's excellent. Definitely recommend the audiobook.

With 2nd Readings of Mysteries, I always catch little things I missed. 'Knowing Who Done It' makes for different read. 🎧📖😎

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Not all flowers & fluff. Had me cursing the Patriarchy at times. Wonder if there are any statistics on how many women who were nurses in WW2 and went on to become Dr's?

Tackled serious issues as well like Depression & attempted Suicide. Interracial Dating & Prejudice.

As a gardener, I found Historical parts - Kew, Anderson Shelters, Dig for Victory, & growing of medical plants fascinating. Loved that it show how gardening can be therapeutic.

kspenmoll Wonderful review! Thanks! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 🌸 2mo
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Kew Gardens | Virginia Woolf
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Listened to on my morning walk because 4 yrs ago today I visited Kew Gardens. Delightful summer story set at Kew and told from a viewpoint of a snail. Yes a snail.

I have print copy as well of this charming short story. Audiobook is just over 17 min. Listened twice on my walk. It's Virginia Woolf. Her words are beautiful and are worth repeating. 🐌🐌🐌 #onthisday

Soscha This one is my fave Woolf & in the top 5 of my all time fave reads. 🐌💚 2mo
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