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Larkken

Joined September 2016

She/her Grad school survivor & chronic fantasy and speculative fiction reader. On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11989434-larkin
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The unremitting romantic melodrama of this book! I liked parts of it very much, but some was a bit much and I found it predictable. Also, the treatment of women was def ick. You know how when you spend a long time in another culture and the way others act around you, while culturally appropriate for them, just makes you miss home? Yeah, this book evoked that pretty strongly for me.

Pic from Pinterest (I‘m feeling lazy)
#Authoramonth

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Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Love it! Margaret Rogerson is fast becoming a must-buy. Her YA fantasies have become progressively less romance-driven but kept the powerful protagonists. In this first of a high fantasy series, the MC is one of an order of nuns who can see and control the spirits of the dead. I‘m ready for the next installment, already!

fan art: https://rejamart.tumblr.com/post/645385981617389568/margaret-rogerson-has-a-new-...

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Littens, help please in finding holiday-appropriate books for #wintergames2021 ! Lighter fantasies (YA or not), mysteries (cozy or not), or romances would all work. Right now, I‘m stalled out with really only the buddy reads and Royal Holiday on my tbr that fit any of the holiday bingo boards! 😂 TIA #recommendationsplease

jenniferw88 This one is nice and short but doesn't fit any of the genres you listed I'm afraid 6d
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Larkken @jenniferw88 I forget about the classics, sometimes! Thanks, good idea! 6d
Larkken @JamieArc thank you! These both look fun. 6d
JamieArc The tagged book has a few short stories that are in the fantasy/magical realm and could work too. (edited) 6d
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Is anyone else annoyed that goodreads isn‘t allowing write-ins this year? If so, @LibrarianRyan is gauging interest in another round of Litsy awards, so you should go to her post and let her know!

LibrarianRyan's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/OTNPMW80aHlF

LibrarianRyan Thanks. 1w
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1️⃣ I made this small stuffie recently, whee
2️⃣ I learned this week that incense is no longer only for meditation &/or high schoolers who think they have covered up the smell of weed. I‘m intrigued; does anyone have a favorite I should try?
3️⃣ my home & family 🧣🏡👫🏻🦮
Oh! Also the tagged sweet, feel-good scifi novel. Chambers writes such homey slice-of-life space stuff! I need to do it in small doses, but I love it.
#wonderouswednesday

Q84 Oh, I love your elegant! You've done a great job. Do you sell them? 1w
Larkken @Q84 thank you! No, I‘m not prolific enough to support a shop, and barely prolific enough to give them as gifts! A “welcome baby” gift was given on their 2nd birthday 😬 I think I need to keep it as stress relief! 1w
Q84 @Larkken That's ok. We all have our limits. No shame. Better late than never right. I have wrote out Christmas cards to send and let is pass by without mailing them. The only thing to do then is wait until next year and hope their still relevant. 😆 1w
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wanderinglynn What a cute elephant! 💚 1w
Eggs Sweet lovey 🐘!! 1w
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I love a book with a good murder board! (*murderboard not from book 😅)
This Serial-alike dealt with the array of buzz-worthy issues, motives, and high school in a believable and charming way. I would have been all on board but for one small plot point… (⬇️ for spoiler)
#bookspin complete!

Larkken The dog. This felt like overkill, like the author felt she had to really get us on board for the murderer‘s comeuppance. Booo 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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I started this for #scarathlon last month, and am only now finishing it. So interesting! Larson is as great as expected at bringing this rather complicated time in Chicago history to life. It‘s been on my TBR for a while, and I‘m glad I finally went for it! H. H. Holmes is as creepy as thought he might be 🔪 and now I want to do some touristing and see what‘s left from the Chicago World Fair 🏨🏛

EmilyRose If you visit Chicago after reading this, I should connect you with my sister. She LOVES the Chicago World's Fair and could probably recommend cool or little-known things to do and see 3w
Larkken @EmilyRose that sounds like so much fun! I may just do that 🤩 1w
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Last Graduate | Naomi Novik
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#bookspin and #doublespin and #bookspinbingo list for November! I don‘t know that I can do as well as I did in October, but I can try! Most excited about the tagged book as I adored book 1 🤩 gimme!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I also have The Last Graduate on my shelf!!! 4w
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And with this, I‘m calling my last book of October and of #scarathlon even if there‘s still some time left in the day! How‘s everyone do? I‘m excited because I finally got a bingo (or three…) this month 🤩
#bookspinbingo #teamslaughter

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 4w
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My phone died, or at least it suddenly started keeping a charge for all of 30 min on Thursday, and this has really cut in to my audiobook time!! 🙀 however, today I finally managed to finish the tagged book about descendants of a mysteriously abandoned mining town going back to film a documentary at the site. I‘m trying, #teamslaughter! One day left for #scarathlon, and I‘ll do what I can with the brand new phone 📱 🎃

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Week 3 #teamslaughter #scarathlon total: 5238
Favorite book from this week is the tagged true crime that focuses on the Indigenous woman who searches for the missing and helped uncover corruption on her reservation. Lots of great detail on the reservation history and the oil boom on reservation land that led to this corruption, and the author‘s voice is lovely and meditative.
Also read: Ararat, The Archived, In the Tall Grass, The Jigsaw Man⬇️

Larkken The Truants, and Darkly Dreaming Dexter.
Readathon participation: screamathon, book spin bingo, litten listen, Necromonathon, read like hellathon, Spookoween readathon, October book bingo, Blackoweenathon, Murder They Readathon, Outstanding October, Pan Spookathon, Deweys24, Something Wicked Fall, trick or t(read)athon, Halloween readathon, and Wickedathon
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Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 🔥 ❤ 1mo
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The Archived | Victoria Schwab
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Read for #AuthorAMonth
I enjoy Schwab‘s writing style, and her gothic flair, in this YA fantasy. I liked that the world wasn‘t fluffy, and the twists of the mystery. Even the love-triangle, which is usually a never for me, wasn‘t much of a focus and quickly resolved.
Plus, there‘s ghosts and gloom and good spooky vibes for #scarathlon!
Pic is fan art from Schwab‘s blog.

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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#scarathlon #teamslaughter totals for week 2: 3502
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Not as good as last week, but still trucking my way through seasonal books, and I finished the team read! This was quite the roller-coaster and I enjoyed it.
Also read: My Heart Is a Chainsaw, Firekeeper‘s Daughter, Agents of Dreamtime, and Gold Diggers. I completed 4 challenges from 3 readathons, and participated in more, including some that are ended now (guess I‘ll have to find more!) ⬇️

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Report | Mississippi. Railroad Commission
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7201 points for week 1! I tried to readathon the heck out of everything 😆 and binge some X-Files on the side 👻
#teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

Clwojick Awesome job! Somehow I missed this last week, so I‘m combining your two weeks for a total of 10,703! 1mo
Larkken @Clwojick haha oh no! I guess my week two was amazing, then! 1mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Catch up post for week 1 of #teamslaughter #scarathlon since I was camping over the weekend. Gotta enjoy fall weather while I can!
I thought this would fit our team prompt as a cozy, similar to Arsenic and Adobo, but it was a romance with a murder-romp subplot. My bad! 😅 I saw “guy dies on blind date” and assumed there would be a whodunnit involved, when there really wasn‘t. I enjoyed the Chinese-Malay aunties, tho. Points tallied for wk 1!

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Devil and the Dark Water | Stuart Turton
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Theme read for #scarathlon #teamslaughter
I think I was hoping for some of that weird supernatural goodness that infused The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hugo or whatever it was, and this one disappointed me a bit. I did enjoy the high seas flavor, but honestly not much else from this historical Sherlock-and-Watson inspired story with witches and heists and improbable murders.
Readathons listed ⬇️

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The Curse of Frankenstein | Marcus K. Harmes
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Frankenstein marathon on tv! Young Frankenstein first, because Madeleine Kahn, and then Curse of Frankenstein with that guy who played Grand Moth Tarken. Gotta love Halloween! #scarathlon #teamslaughter

aperfectmjk I watched this the other day. Classic! 2mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I want to watch these after I finish reading the book. 2mo
DivineDiana My husband and I watched so many Frankenstein movies during the Halloween season a few years ago! It was such fun! 1mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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#bookspin complete! And another so-called cozy for #scarathlon #teamslaughter. I‘ll update later with all the other things this applies to… I can‘t remember without my spreadsheet lol 😆
This book was supposed to be a cozy, but I actually found how Lila was being setup as a killer and a drug pusher to be stressful. The dogged police officer “just doing his job” while hitting on Lila‘s aunt particularly annoyed. The author does admit this problem⬇️

Larkken In the intro to the audiobook, however. Also, there are delicious Philippine food recipes! Photo from the included recipe for Ube Crinkles, hosted here https://cinnamonsugarandalittlebitofmurder.com/ube-crinkles/ I‘ve also wanted to try making a pumpkin pie with ube… seems like a purple pumpkin pie would be Uber-seasonal!! (edited) 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Dark Waters | Katherine Arden
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3rd of 4 in a short, middle-grade spooky series. Each book is set in a different season so far (this one in spring) but it has ghosts, lake monsters, axe-wielding men, + the general Halloween feel from bk 1 definitely spills over! 🎃👻

Counting as a Halloween read for #scarathlon #teamslaughter and for a bunch of readathons! (See below ⬇️)

I‘m using a spreadsheet to tally points, so I think I‘ll put those all on my report post, if that works!

BkClubCare Pie quote! 🥧 2mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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#bookspinbingo board for October : tagged is #bookspin, and Razorblade Tears is #doublespin. Most of these are spooky books for spooky season or are otherwise for #scarathlon #teamslaughter

Here‘s hoping for at least one bingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Razorblade Tears is my Doublespin too! 😊 2mo
Larkken @TheAromaofBooks fingers crossed :) I‘m looking forward to all of them, though! 2mo
Larkken @RaeLovesToRead great minds? 🤩😜 (edited) 2mo
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First book read for #scarathlon! Black cat pictured bc spooky… but that‘s the only reason.
Two ex-cons investigate their sons‘ deaths. Their sons happen to be gay, and there are some difficult scenes as the fathers deal with their own anti-gay sentiment and that of others. I like how Cosby writes these men - they are flawed, interesting and believable - and his books are action-packed. I liked Blacktop Wasteland slightly more than this one. ⬇️

Larkken This book is this month‘s #doublespin, and I spend 8 hrs listening to it and will count it for a few readathons #screamathon #littenlisten #readlikehellathon #spookoweenreadathon #blackoweenathon #murdertheyreadathon #panspookathon #trickortreadathon #wickedathon 2mo
Clwojick I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I‘m waiting for my copy to come in! 🧡🧡🧡 2mo
Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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#scarathlon #teamslaughter week 1 game 1

I had fun scrambling and unscrambling these words! I‘ll update my total when I decide to finally call it. For now, 183 words - see comments :)

Larkken 1. happy 2. team 3. teams 4. slaughter 5. slaughters 6. tree 7. trees 8. harp 9. harps 10. laugh 11. laughter 12. slate 13. slates 14. plate 15. platter 16. plates 17. platters 18. laughs 19. scream 20. screams 21. seam 22. seams 23. seem 24. teem 25. teems 26. mean 27. preen 28. preens 29. green 30. spleen 31. thought 32. trot 33. trots 34. spleens 35. plot 36. plots 37. meat 38. meet 39. meets 40. meats 41. mete 42. metes 43. telethon 44. slam (edited) 2mo
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Larkken 130. rams 131. tar 132. tars 133. tap 134. taps 135. late 136. teem 137. teems 138. tan 139. ton 140. tans 141. tons 142. son 143. sons 144. sun 145. suns 146. leg 147. legs 148. rag 149. rags 150. rap 151. raps 152. sap 153. saps 154. pay 155. pays 156. pat 157. pats 158. pet 159. pets 160. hat 161. hats 162. cat 163. cats 164. car 165. cars 166. cap 167. caps 168. carp 169. carps 170. crap 171. craps 172. scrap 173. scraps 174. scat 175. scats 2mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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September wrap-up includes not many books. Tagged was probably what I enjoyed the most this month, but the Chosen and the Beautiful was almost enough to make me want to reread Great Gatsby, so that‘s not nothing! I started She Who Became the Sun… but still didn‘t quite make a bingo! @bookspinbingo

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I almost forgot to post my September #doublespin! This was a nice time travel story that played with the grandfather paradox in fun ways. Some great, nerdy female characters, too 🥰
Audiobook, so pic of my fav walking companion

Texreader Awwww! 2mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Corgiiii 😍😍😍 2mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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I hunted & searched & think I finally came up with a #bookspin #doublespin & #scarathlon list for October that satisfies both my love of scary books and #teamslaughter! I am lucky that I think so many spooky reads can count as thrillers 😅

Books marked with * are what I am excited about for #scarathlon2021 and count for my #scarathlontbr

True story: I‘ve already started the tagged book but I‘m pacing myself so I can count it for the team! 😉 😬

Clwojick Such a good list! ❤️😜 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
StayCurious Good luck! A great list! 2mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Just finished a work trip, over which I was very surprised I finished only this one book! I thought I‘d have lots of me-time, but no.
What a quirky, action-packed, genre-bending book! The MC is FUNNY and crass and I loved her. Plus, it‘s (semi?-)queer space necromancers with manyof bones, gore, and 1x1 battles.
Yes, that last pitch is for the #roaringwolf Sep sci-fi challenge 😉

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Hogfather (Discworld, #20) | Terry Pratchett
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I love all the Discworld Death arc, and I‘d say he or Susan make a great match for today‘s prompt for #littensdressedinblood! I know the tagged is a Christmas book, but I might rewatch the miniseries anyway.
Pic from www.zetallis.com

MidnightBookGirl I started this series, but I should return to it. 3mo
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Happy long weekend for those in the US!

1. I‘ve always thought the idea Anastasia survived the revolution was sweet. I‘m not sure I believe them, though it‘s compelling and romantic.

2. I think they are mostly just wistful or romantic versions of events we wish weren‘t true.

3. I know a lot about archaeological hoaxes, all of which derive from someone “proving” pet theories, like that humans evolved in Britain (piltdown man). See below for bk!

ozma.of.oz I‘ve always been fascinated by stories about Anastasia. Thanks for posting! 3mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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This is a twofer for #littensdressedinblood as I‘m behind!
(Hungry like the wolf AND Dead Man‘sParty)
Katsu reimagines the Donner Party story to have a supernatural influence in this novel, and it is creepy. Recommend visiting Donner Pass immediately after reading 😜

MidnightBookGirl I'm thinking of adding this book as a book club read for our horror/sci-fi book club at the bookstore. 3mo
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I made my September #bookspinbingo board! It took me longer than expected to get around to this 👀 in fact, I've even already read this month's #bookspin! (Tagged)

I liked this book, but it didn't live up to the hype for me; I kept comparing it mentally to its source material and puzzling over the difs rather than getting immersed in the story. Still, the conceit of a world filled with flappers and magic and ghosts and demons was interesting!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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The Hidden Palace | Helene Wecker
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Completed #bookspinbingo board from August : no bingos but some great reads! Favorite was probably the tagged book, but i also really enjoyed The 2000s Made Me Gay and A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking.

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Today‘s #littensdressedinblood prompt made me think of true crime! It‘s not a book, but I did just see that Hulu has a new true crime parody show (“Only Murders in the Building”) out. Looks good, or at least the actors look fun, and I do enjoy a good true crime story!

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This post-apocalyptic #clifi by a Native author is in my tbr and I‘ve been eyeing it for a while. Should I move it up the list? Pic from a portion of the cover art.

#roaringwolf moon in the title
@Littlewolf1 @Roary47

Chrissyreadit This was a 5 star read for me. 3mo
Larkken @Chrissyreadit yay! Good to know ☺️ 3mo
Bookwormjillk I really liked this one 3mo
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Xenogenesis | Octavia E. Butler
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This is definitely the best book I have with an alien on the cover! Gotta love the old-schoolness of it. #roaringwolf
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Kenyazero Haha wow I've never seen this cover for this book ! 3mo
Larkken @Kenyazero right? I confess that I‘m kind of in love with the throw-back campiness of it 3mo
Roary47 Wow, that‘s an interesting cover. 😊 3mo
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The Unbroken | C. L. Clark
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September #Bookspin list. So hard not to go hard on the Halloween 🎃 stuff already! Lol

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Iron Kissed | Patricia Briggs
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I surprised my husband by bringing home pumpkin beer and apple cider donuts from the store already this year, and I‘m busy audio-painting-my-nails on the deck with the beer! Mmm fall, I‘m ready.
First book I thought of for today‘s #littensdressedinblood prompt was Moon Called, but since I used that for a prompt last month and am on to bk 3 in my semi-regular re-listen, I‘ll tag it instead! Love me some werewolves, if we‘re talking about bad moons.

MidnightBookGirl I‘m so glad it‘s September! 3mo
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Outlawed | Anna North
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This #althistory of the West leans heavily on Medieval European witch-hunts and a True Grit-style heroine.
I‘m having trouble with it.
While I really enjoyed the concept of a gender-bent Hole in the Wall gang, this book seems to imply that queerness in women stems from barrenness…? There could have been a lot more here regarding what it means to be a woman when you can't have children.

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The Hidden Palace | Helene Wecker
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This was a fantastic return to the #althistory NYC of the Golem and the Jinni! I also loved the WWI to WWII-era Middle East, complete with cameos from Lawrence and the ancient city of Palmyra. There was a bit more action than in bk 1, somehow, despite the broodiness of Ahmad et al, and I really loved the expansion of the story to Sophia esp. images taken from google bc the jinn reminded me of Ahmad, and the golem was the opposite of Chava 😆

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Well, when I couldn't find anything on my tbr with plaid, #littensdressedinblood, I knew the only reasonable place to look was in the romances. this one has an excellent title, a blurb from her Brigertoniness, and a pretty stereotypically fraught coverart scene. What do you think, should I add it to my list? (note: yes, I do read romances. Just generally not ones with Scots in them, lol)

BkClubCare Fraught is one of my favorite words 3mo
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The Hidden Palace | Helene Wecker
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#littensdressedinblood
Current mug and current read! I forgot this was today‘s prompt so the mug is not pleasingly full of foamy latte goodness, but almost empty. I‘m really trying to finish this book before the library takes it back, so maybe I should just make more 😅
I love this mug for its size and because it reminds me of The Starless Sea… but mostly because of its size 🤣

MidnightBookGirl That is a gorgeous mug, and it also reminds me of Starless Sea
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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Inti is part of a “rewilding” effort to reintroduce wolves to Scotland, and brings her brutalized sister with her. When she finds a farmer dead, and apparently by wolves, Inti panics.
After the last couple chapters, this was close to a so-so for me - I just felt like I had to suspend belief too much! Some really beautiful passages about the wildness inside all of us, though, and whether that wildness makes us “good” or “bad” so that‘s annoying.

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I rarely read about pre-Communism China in a story that feels authentic, and the views of life for a woman at that time, and the discovery of hominin fossils in China, was the highlight of this book for me, though it was only a portion of the content. I‘d not read an Amy Tan book since high school, so this month‘s #authoramonth was a joy! This was also my #doublespin 🥳

TheAromaofBooks I enjoyed this one this month as well!! 3mo
DivineDiana I love your post! Finished reading it yesterday. It did feel authentic, and I also was fascinated with the Peking Man parts of the story. 3mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Fall snacks are all comfort foods, often baked, with coffee on the side. I love making waffles and smothering them with whipped cream on lazy fall and winter mornings… or a brownie and some milk with a comfort book at night. The tagged book has become a recent comfort read or listen for me, but I‘d take recs for other recent pubs that folks find comforting in the prose and/or story!
#littensdressedinblood #comfortreads

MidnightBookGirl Brownies are the perfect accompaniment to a book! My friend @kimmypete1 makes amazing brownies whenever we do readathons together. 3mo
wanderinglynn Awesome mug! 😍 3mo
Bianca I love the mug! 3mo
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Larkken @MidnightBookGirl sounds like the perfect afternoon! 3mo
Larkken @wanderinglynn @Bianca thanks! I‘m a firm believer in Star Warsing whenever possible! ☕️ 3mo
reading_rainbow 😍💕☕️! 3mo
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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I think this is a pun 🤔
Anna is in hiding as a suburban housewife, and all in one day finds out her husband is leaving her, her whereabouts are outed, and that she may actually have information related to a cold case on her latest true crime podcast. So she goes on the run to investigate with a rock star.
Get it? She has convictions about a conviction?
You‘re welcome, #littensdressedinblood

Larkken Hm. Maybe not so cozy, though. 3mo
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Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Just finished this twisty thriller, in time for #littensdressedinblood day 3!

But you know how sometimes there can be too many twists, manufactured just to throw the reader off the scent? I kind of got that feeling from this book.

Detective Elin, on leave after a traumatic interaction with a suspect, heads to an engagement party for her estranged brother at an exclusive resort built on the site of a remodeled sanatorium.

MidnightBookGirl I read this fairly recently too! 3mo
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Edward Gorey's Dracula: Addresses | Edward Gorey, Gina Bostian
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I could have gone in so many directions for “book that reminds me of autumn”, fellow #littensdressedinblood: there‘s classic horror 👻 and academia 🎓 and, for some reason, fairy tales 🧚🏼‍♀️ and fairytale retellings? And then I realized I was just listing all my favorite books 🤦🏻‍♀️ (to go with my favorite season? I guess). Oof.
And honestly, I can‘t think of anything more seasonal than a classic horror illustrated by Gorey. Case closed!

Clare-Dragonfly Dracula illustrated by Gorey! 😍 Hmm, I wonder if I should reread Dracula this October. 3mo
MidnightBookGirl Oh, I think I need this!! 3mo
Larkken @Clare-Dragonfly @MidnightBookGirl Gorey is always a must for me, too! 3mo
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Digital Divide | K. B. Spangler
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Rachel, a vanguard for a group of cyborgs (augmented humans) recently exposed to the world, works with the DC police by unlocking phones. When she is consulted on a seemingly-impossible murder, she finds she and the other cyborgs are being set up.

Great characters, fast paced plot, but the author needed another editing pass, as parts read more like a comic panel than a book paragraph. I‘ll be reading book 2!

This was my #bookspin read for aug 😺

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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What a sweet little queer YA fantasy, full of latinx culture and cute ghosts 👻

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Moon Called | Patricia Briggs
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My stack for #Littensdressedinblood is digital, and long! Here‘s everything tagged with “Halloween” that I‘m tracking as want to read. Really excited for the new one from Stephen Graham Jones, and a few other indigenous horror I found through him! Let‘s see what I get through this year…

I love horror, so it‘s likely some Stephen King might show up too, or more old favorites like the tagged book (I actually just finished a reread of it, lol!).

MidnightBookGirl I love how organized this is! 3mo
Larkken @MidnightBookGirl I have an Airtable problem 😂 3mo
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Two days and a weekend off work is juuussstt enough for me to lose all motivation. Currently looking for said motivation in a pack of M&Ms. I dislike how the packaging shamed me into thinking this bag is too big for me, too. Gr
Remembering this weekend binge fondly, though. A dark YA fantasy that tackles how ridiculous it is that kids have to step up and be heroes sometimes. Also features a mutant sourdough starter. I loved it.