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Lizpixie
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Bk3 of June is done. The 2nd Royal NF I was tandem reading was a much better experience, reading wise. This couple was once again, awful people. The Duke was absolutely in the grip of Wallis, and had no thought for anything but her. The damage they did could have been catastrophic, not just to Britain, but the whole world if they‘d been able to help the Third Reich as they‘d planned. Even after the war, tried to finagle their way back into power👇

Lizpixie and influence. I was appalled at the lengths they went to to wrest power back from the King, the amount of people who perished just through his advice to Hitler that continued the Blitz in WWII must have been horrific. That alone was shocking but there‘s much more in this meticulously researched book that beggars belief. History remembers them much kinder than they deserve. #BookspinBingo #ReadAway2024 2d
DieAReader 🥳Fantastic! 2d
Lizpixie If you watch The Crown Season 2 ep6 it gives you a good idea of what happened around World War II 2d
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 1d
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Meghan and Harry: The Real Story | Lady Colin Campbell
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Bk2 of June is done. This will be quickly followed by The Traitor King review. I liked the latter much more than this one, much better written in my opinion. The similarities between the two couples is astonishing. At times it‘s like reading a modern version of the Windsors, the men both weak selfish fools who‘ll do anything for the woman they‘re obsessed with, the women both vain ambitious cold women who‘ll play anyone to get what they want.👇

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Lizpixie
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I‘m after recces for really good NF about WW2 drama and intrigue from the Brits,inspired by this brilliant book about the abdicated Duke & Duchess of Windsor and their many & convoluted ties to Hitler & Nazi Germany from before the war till the fall of the Reich. From their friendship(or affairs with)Ribbentrop(diplomat then Foreign Minister to Nazi Germany)to their agreement to be reinstated as King under a Fascist Govt when Hitler won the war.👇

Lizpixie It needs to be well written, easy to follow or at least put together well about intelligence offices of all the allies and give a deeply interesting picture of a world at war. Recommend away! Plus any that follow like the aftermath in Europe, the Nuremberg trials etc, Mussolini & Vichy France with collaborators and the resistance. Onto Korea, Vietnam etc. I know it‘s a wide net to cast but I‘ve read a lot of trash & want better please.🪖💼🎞️🇬🇧 (edited) 3d
Lizpixie I‘d also take recommendations for tv or movie documentaries about the same subject that aren‘t sensationalised either 3d
Lizpixie @CarolynM thanks! Have you read this yourself? 👆Is the youngest Baba Metcalfe, married to Fruity Metcalfe who was the Duke of Windsors best man? (edited) 2d
CarolynM I have read it and yes, there is that connection. Also, the middle daughter was Mosely's first wife. 1d
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Meghan and Harry: The Real Story | Lady Colin Campbell
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Currently tandem reading these,the tagged as an audiobook, the other physical. Am quite shocked by the similarities between the couples,I knew they‘d been compared in media, but the extent of the same weak will & petulance by both men & the hard core belief in their own importance by the women is amazing. The main difference seems to be that at least the Duke of Windsor believed in King & Country. Though he & Wallis were in talks with Germany!😱

CarolynM Sounds like a good pairing of books. How have you been, Liz? Hope you‘re feeling better than earlier in the year💕 4d
Lizpixie @CarolynM Hey lovely! The books are paired really well, look above for my reviews of both. Unfortunately the health is still awful, if not worse. I try not to talk about it much, sounds too much like whining & that‘s not me. I get on with it as best as I can🤷🏻‍♀️How are you? Enjoying all the rain, or has your part of Melbourne missed it? 2d
CarolynM Sorry to hear that, but I get where you‘re coming from 💕 I‘m ok. We are pretty damp here, but maybe not as much as you in Sydney😆 2d
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Spin with Me | Ami Polonsky
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Completely forgot to post my #Bookspin #Doublespin & #BookspinBingo list for June. A few books I‘ve already started, some I‘m really hoping to get to. Mostly books that I‘m crossing my fingers will get me out of this damn slump! #LiveInHope

tpixie Looks great! Good luck with your slump!!! Your next best read is coming!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Lizpixie
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Bk1 of June & #20in4 #readathon is done! I was completely surprised by how entertaining this was. For an independently published paranormal romance, written by a group of writers,it wasn‘t bad. It had its moments sure, some of the writing was questionable & though the smut was good, the use of the word p***y during it was like a bucket of cold water in my face. I hate that word! Other than that👍 #SeriesLove2024 #BacklistReadathon #FourFoursIn24👇

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2w
DieAReader 🥳🥳Great! 2w
TheSpineView Awesome!🤩📖📚 1w
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Lizpixie
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Starting off my #20in4 #readathon tandem reading this on audio & ebook. Yes it‘s werewolf smut. No im not embarrassed. It‘s actually not bad for an independently published romance.🐺🍆

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Lizpixie
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8 years!! Wow, it doesn‘t seem that long. Thank you to Litsy itself, thank you to everyone who‘s commented, liked or stacked books from my reviews, thank you for ALLLL the book recces(even though my library is bursting at the seams). Most of all, Thank you to all the friends I‘ve made on here, from all around the world. Love you all😘♥️♥️♥️♥️

IndoorDame Happy Litsyversary!!!!!!! 2w
wanderinglynn Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🥳 2w
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tpixie Happy Litsyversary to the other pixie 🧚‍♀️ !! My 8th year mark was 5/12/2024 It‘s incredible it‘s been that long! What a gift this app and the #Littens have been! 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎊Happy Litsyversary!🎊 2w
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Bride | Ali Hazelwood
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Bk6 of May is done! Felt like something light & funny & this did not disappoint. I very much enjoyed this paranormal romance, it reminded me of Jenny Colgan except with fangs, pointy ears & howling. Misery is used to being a pawn between her people, Vampyres, & the humans so when she‘s told she‘ll now be one to the Weres, she agrees. Only coz she‘s looking for her only friend who‘s disappeared. What she doesn‘t expect is to fall for their Alpha.👇

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail that‘s been steadily trickling in since January.This signed special edition of Turton‘s latest is gorgeous! His 3rd novel,I adored his 1st book but his 2nd was not quite there. It sounds like another twisty turny plot so🤞122 villagers & 3 scientists live on an idyllic island that shatters when one of the scientists is murdered.They have 107hrs to find the killer before the fog that killed the rest of the world envelops their sanctuary.

marleed It‘s beautiful 😍 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag What a gorgeous edition! I quite enjoyed it (but then I loved his second book, haven‘t yet read his first) 3w
CarolynM Beautiful book 😍 Hope you are feeling a bit better💕 3w
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A Necessary End | Peter Robinson
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Bk5 of May is done. The 3rd DCI Banks book, it‘s another very late 80s/early 90s setting. An anti nuclear demonstration in Eastvale erupts into a brawl between police & demonstrators. After the dust settles a dead officer appears to have been murdered. The first appearance of Dirty Dick Burgess after London CID is called in, making tensions escalate. Burgess immediately sets his sights on a young protester from a local commune. #SeriesLove2024👇

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A Dedicated Man | Peter Robinson
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Bk4 of May is done. The 2nd DCI Banks was better than the 1st, though still very much of the late 80s. Banks is called to the discovery of a body in Helmthorpe, a small village near Eastvale. A retired History professor has had his head bashed in & buried under a drystone wall. A complicated case is laid out with twists, turns & another murder thrown in. Really enjoyed this one again. #SeriesLove2024 #BacklistReadathon #ReadAway2024

DieAReader 🥳Great!! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
Crazeedi I've read several of this series, I need to see where I left off. It's great, plus the show is good too 3w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 3w
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Gallows View | Peter Robinson
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Bk3 of May is finished. I did decide to go back and reread the DCI Banks series, all 28 of them! This is bk1, written in 1987 it‘s a bit dated of course(telephone boxes, cassette tapes & questionable fashion😋)but the story still stands up. Banks is new in Eastvale, a town in the Yorkshire Dales, when 3 things happen, breakins by two teens, a peeping Tom & the murder of an old woman. Working as an incomer creates some challenges. #SeriesLove2024👇

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 4w
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Andrew65 This is something I‘d like to do as well. A wonderful series. 4w
Lizpixie @Andrew65 have you read the last book? It ends so abruptly I wondered if he hadn‘t finished the final draft before he died. It‘s so sad to know there‘ll be no more Banks, Annie, Winsome & Gerry. How are you and the missus? You‘re just starting the warm weather while I‘m freezing my butt off & drowning in rain! 4w
TheSpineView Excellent! 3w
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Standing in the Shadows | Peter Robinson
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Bk2 of May is done! I‘m both happy to have finished a book but heartbroken that there will never be another DCI Banks novel. And the ending seemed very abrupt, like he was still writing it when he died, or was on the final draft. Don‘t get me wrong, it was a brilliant story set in two time periods, but it seemed like there should‘ve been another chapter at least! And I‘ll never get Annie‘s ending story or Winsomes or Banks!🥲 #SeriesLove2024

Lizpixie I might go back to the beginning and reread all 28 books!🙌 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
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Lizpixie
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1st book of May is finished! I started this one a few months ago and lost interest about 1/3 in, but my daughter persuaded me to give it another go as it gets better after Part3. Well, she was right! Robin is sent undercover to a cult accused of brainwashing people but finds a much darker story. Reminded me a lot of both Scientology & David Koresh at Waco. Recommend. #SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView I loved this whole series!🌞 1mo
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Lizpixie
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Hi everyone👋I‘m still around, still breathing, just in the worst book slump of my life & honestly, a little bit of depression too. But I‘m fighting back & going to try and force a few chapters a day to get my book brain back into gear. Books are still coming in so if I don‘t try and read some soon, I‘ll either die under a book avalanche or the hubby will throttle me! So hopefully, I‘ll be around a bit more!🤞🤞🤞(my grandbubba jumping puddles👆)

TheBookHippie ♥️ 1mo
IndoorDame ♥️🤗 1mo
KadaGul Absolutely Adorable ☔🌈🌺🌼👦#Spring 1mo
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Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
AmyG I hope you feel better soon. And let me say, my grandson would go nuts for all that fabulous truck rain gear! 1mo
Tamra Hang in there! 1mo
Ruthiella ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you feel better soon! 🙏 1mo
BarbaraBB 🩷🩷 take care, we‘ll be waiting! 1mo
Read4life 💙💙💙 1mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 1mo
marleed Take care of yourself. I hope you find warm waters await when you jump into your pool of books! 1mo
julesG Jumping puddles is fun!! Take care of yourself, Liz! 1mo
CarolynM Nice to see you, and nice to see your grandson getting some fun from the awful weather in Sydney the last week! (edited) 1mo
Roary47 I‘m sorry. I hope you are feeling better real soon. 💛 1mo
Lizpixie @AmyG I can see your grandson is as obsessed as mine! One of his favorite things is watching the road construction crew outside his daycare everyday. They actually wave the buckets of the diggers at him now!🚜 1mo
Lizpixie @carolynm thanks lovely, the only ones happy about this weather are plants, frogs and little boys!🌧️🌂 1mo
AmyG Ha! Oh I get it. He must be beside himself with joy! 1mo
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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1. Together In Electric Dreams - The Human League/Giorgio Moroder.
2. Rock The Casbah - The Clash
3. Don‘t Believe Anymore - Icehouse

All are subject to change, music has always been my escape(along with books of course!)I have a large Spotify playlist of most of my fave 80s tunes with a few early 90s ones sneaking in.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0dQ9iDyd4zMrUv9A8JLrE0?si=ctjnpl3KTDmDfcg6wNsM...

#TLT #ThreeListThursday

Lizpixie I miss my #OnceAn80sGirlAlwaysAn80sGirl partner @Cinfhen 🎤🫶 2mo
BarbaraBB Rock the Casbah 🎶💕 2mo
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Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. 😊 Got to put my thinking hat on. 2mo
CarolynM Only 3? I could probably give you 300 🤣 Don‘t Believe Anymore would one - that sax 🥰 2mo
dabbe Added to our new Spotify Playlist: LITSY SONGS OF THE 1980s! Thanks for sharing! 🤩🎶🤩

Click below for the playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5sZRAAKVORN1SRh7S6l60g
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Lizpixie
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Bk3 of April is done! 2 books in 3 days, getting better fingers crossed.🤞The 3rd DS Kate Miles book, a series set in the Northern Rivers of NSW, was another great read. Kates brother Luke is in town for the funeral of a childhood friend when the 2nd of their teenage trio is shot & killed. The main suspect, Kate has to tread a fine line of trying to get the truth without compromising herself for her brothers sake. #BookspinBingo #SeriesLove2024👇

Lauredhel You are cracking along! 2mo
TheSpineView Excellent!🤩📖📚 2mo
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Librarybelle Hooray!! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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The Spy Coast: A Thriller | Tess Gerritsen
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Bk2 of April is done! I absolutely loved this. From the author of Rizzoli & Isles series, it‘s the 1st in a new series called The Martini Club. A group of retired CIA agents living in a small seaside town in Maine are dragged back into action after a dead body is left in Maggie Birds driveway. Loved it, it‘s a more serious version of Killers Of A Certain Age or the movie RED. Highly recommended.🔫 #SeriesLove2024 #BookspinBingo #FourFoursIn24👇

TheSpineView Love finding new series! ❤️📖📚 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Fantastic!! 2mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk1 of April is done.🙌A reread, it‘s still one of my favourite thrillers.It‘s not just the cat & mouse chase, it‘s the evocative descriptions of the marshlands of Michigan‘s Upper Peninsula.Reminds me a bit of the mangrove swamps surrounding our Hawkesbury River & of Kakadu National Park in the NT of Australia. Without the crocodiles!There‘s a lot of similarities between Native American culture & the Aboriginal peoples as well.Highly recommend.👇

DieAReader 🥳Great!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
lil1inblue I live in the UP! I'll have to check this out. 😀 2mo
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Lizpixie
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Look! I‘m reading a book for the 1st time this month. It‘s a reread but at least I‘m reading. This is the worst slump I‘ve been in in over 10yrs, I‘ve read less books so far this year than I usually read in a 2-3 week period!🤦🏻‍♀️ I just watched the movie based on this book, loved Ben Mendelsohn(another Aussie🇦🇺)as the dad but not happy with Daisy Ridley as Helena. Cinematography was beautiful though. Highly recommend this book, my 2017 No1.

majkia Glad your reading slump is over! 2mo
Soubhiville I hope this book puts you back on your reading track. 2mo
ShyBookOwl Re-reads are a great way to end slumps. Hope u enjoy your next read too! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Ooo I love this cover!!! Hope you get your reading mojo back!! Rereads of old favorites often help me out of a slump. 2mo
JessClark78 I really liked this book. The movie was good too, but I think it would‘ve been better as a limited series, to fit more of the book in. I would‘ve liked to have seen more of the flashbacks to her childhood. 2mo
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Spin with Me | Ami Polonsky
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And this is my April #Bookspin #Doublespin & #BookspinBingo list as well. Which I forgot to post last week. Lots of new books, some buddy reads & extra free spaces. Which book would you read first?

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk25 of my 2024 #BookMail is this stunning edition,I absolutely loved her Winternight trilogy. Jan 1918, Laura Iven has been discharged from her duties as a nurse & sent back to Nova Scotia, leaving behind a brother still fighting in the trenches at Flanders. Home, she receives a telegram informing her of his death, but it doesn‘t make sense. Determined to find out more she returns to Belgium.Their stories twist around ghosts & a strange inkeeper.

tpixie Lovely cover and end pages!!! 2mo
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes I loved her trilogy too! I also really enjoyed Warm Hands of Ghosts. Love your copy. 2mo
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Fate Breaker | Victoria Aveyard
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Bk24 of my 2024 #BookMail (so far😋)is the last in the Realm Breaker trilogy. The Companions are scattered, torn from each other. Corayne barely escapes with her life, continuing alone with her blade broken & her allies behind her. The only consolation: she now has Taristan‘s sword, the only Spindleblade left in existence. Without it, he can‘t rip open any more Spindles, without it he can‘t end the world. But he will burn it down to find her.

Lindy Those edges! 😍 2mo
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Machine Vendetta | Alastair Reynolds
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My 4th and last book of March is the last in the Prefect Dreyfus Emergency trilogy. Panoply is a police force of sorts in the Glitter Band, a conglomerate of habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. Dreyfus is stunned when Tench, another prefect, walks unarmed into a dangerous habitat & is killed. When the coincidences add up to a grand plot by the insane & very dangerous AI Aurora, Dreyfus puts everything on the line to stop her. Brilliant🙌 👇

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Empire of the Damned | Jay Kristoff
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Bk23 of my never-ending #BookMail is the Waterstones signed edition of the 2nd Empire of the Vampire book. Gabriel de Leon has saved the Holy Grail from death but his chance to end the endless night is lost. After turning his back on his silver saint brothers for good, Gabriel & the Grail set out to find how DaysDeath might finally be undone. Kristoffs writing is very dark & sarcastic but he tells a beautiful story.

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What Happened to Nina? | Dervla McTiernan
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Bk22 of my 2024 #BookMail is a signed edition of the authors new standalone thriller. Nina & Simon are the perfect couple. Young & in love, until the weekend they both go to his family‘s cabin in Vermont, and only Simon comes home. Nobody knows what happened to Nina & Simon‘s explanation doesn‘t add up. Her parents push the police for answers & his parents rush to protect him. How far will his family go to keep him safe? Sounds brilliant👍

Avanders I love almost everything by this author… excited to see a new one! 2mo
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A Tempest of Tea | Hafsah Faizal
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Bk21 of my never ending #BookMail is another beautiful edition. In White Roaring,Arthie Casimir runs a tea shop by day, at night it‘s an illegal blood house, catering to the vampires.But when it‘s threatened, she strikes a deal with an adversary to save it.So she brings together the city‘s most skilled outcasts to infiltrate the Vampire society called the Atherium. But not everyone is on her side & she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy.

julesG 😍😍😍 2mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk20 of my 2024 #BookMail is another gorgeous edition. This novel is based on Eastern European mythology.Raised in a village near the spirit-wood, Liska knows magic is dangerous & its practitioners monstrous. After a deadly mistake, Liska travels into the dangerous wood guarded by a demon to steal a mythical fern flower. Pluck it and she can use its one wish to banish her own power. But to survive she has to face the secrets & ghosts of the past.

Roary47 Sooo pretty!!🤩 2mo
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A Fate Inked in Blood | Danielle L. Jensen
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Bk19 of my 2024 #BookMail is another gorgeous edition. I may be still struggling to read but I‘m collecting pretty books! A Norse inspired fantasy,Freya spends her day gutting fish, bound in an unwanted marriage, but dreams of being a warrior. And of putting an axe in her boorish husband‘s back. When he betrays her to the regions jarl, she ends up in a fight to the death against his son. But Freya has a secret, she possess a drop of goddess blood.

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Sunbringer: A Novel | Hannah Kaner
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Bk18 of my 2024 #BookMail is one of a few absolutely gorgeous editions that have come in. The 2nd in the Fallen Gods series, it follows Godkiller(which is also a beautiful edition!)Professional Godkiller Kissen & her companions, young noble Inara & knight Elogast, return in a world of magic, beauty & danger. A world with a dark truth at its heart. A world of Gods & demons.

peanutnine 😍😍 those colors are so vibrant 3mo
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Bk17 of my unending 2024 #BookMail is this small town magical romance. Jasper North Carolina, June Farrow is working in the family‘s flower farm & waiting for the curse to find her. The whole town knows of the madness that led to Susanna Farrows disappearance leading June to be raised by her grandmother. Determined to be the last of her name & never fall in love, fate has other ideas.After her grans death, a door may lead to the answers she needs.

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The Book of Doors | Gareth Brown
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Bk16 of my ongoing #BookMail is this gorgeous edition. NYC, bookseller Cassie Andrews is given a gift by a fave customer, a book full of strange writings & drawings.In front is a handwritten message to Cassie telling her this is the Book of Doors & that any door is every door. It gives who possess it extraordinary powers. Cassie & her bf Izzy are swept away by what it can do, but it‘s not the only magical book & dangerous people want what she has.

Crazeedi What a great cover!! Intriguing book!! 3mo
Read4life I love the cover! 💙 3mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 😘😘 3mo
tpixie Beautiful cover and the premise sounds interesting! 3mo
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An Education in Malice | S. T. Gibson
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Bk15 of my ongoing #BookMail is this Dark Academia novel. Set in Saint Perpetuas College in Massachusetts, it‘s isolated,ancient & not a place for timid girls.Secrets are currency, ambition is lifeblood & strange ceremonies welcome new students.Her 1st day, Laura is thrust into a rivalry with Carmilla. Together they are drawn into the confidence of poetry professor De Lafontaine who has her own obsession with Carmilla. Full of dark magic & blood.

Soubhiville Love the cover! 3mo
ElizaMarie Stacked this based on the beautiful cover! 3mo
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The Spy Coast: A Thriller | Tess Gerritsen
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Bk14 of this years #BookMail is the latest from the author of Rizzoli & Isles. This is a spy thriller about a retired CIA operative who lives in Purity, Maine, a seaside town with a few ex CIA residents. When she wakes to find a dead body in the driveway of her chicken farm, Maggie Bird knows it‘s a message that her former foes haven‘t forgotten about her. Turning to her local circle of old CIA friends, she tries to find out who wants her dead.

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Elysium Fire | Alastair Reynolds
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Bk3 of March is the 2nd Prefect Dreyfus Emergency. I‘m loving this series, so much so I‘ve put the authors backlist on my wishlist.Dreyfus is now Senior Prefect after Aurora & the Clockmaker but still works in the field when people start dying after their neural implants melt their brains. A world of hyperpigs, abstraction, light hugger ships, augmented humans & quickmatter! #SeriesLove2024 #BacklistReadathon #Readaway2024 #BookspinBingo

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
DieAReader 🥳 Great! 3mo
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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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Bk13 of this years #BookMail is the red special edition of The Expanses 2nd book that matches Leviathan Wakes pink one. After Eros crashes onto Venus, strange things are being built on its surface. Meanwhile on Ganymede Station, the bread basket of the Belt & outer planets, a monstrous super soldier tears through a Martian platoon before disappearing. Avasarala tries to hold a diplomatic balance in check & the crew of the Rocinante are back.

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Aurora Rising | Alastair Reynolds
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Bk2 of March is the 1st in the Prefect Dreyfus Emergency series. A brilliant blend of SciFi & police procedural, Dreyfus is a Prefect of Panoply, the beat cops of The Glitter Band. Made up of 10,000 different habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, Prefects enforce the voting laws of the system. Until an entire habitat is killed, an open & shut case,but Dreyfus starts looking deeper & encounters things powerful people would rather stay hidden.👇

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Lizpixie
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Bk12 of this year‘s #BookMail is the 3rd in McKenzies Detective Kate Miles series. Set in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Kate is a 2nd generation cop with 2 kids & a father that was under investigation for corruption. Now her estranged brother Luke is back for the funeral of a friend, dead by suicide. But when another of his friends turns up dead, Luke is a suspect, putting Kate in the middle of another media storm & torn between family & the force.

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My 1st bk of March is the latest in the Crescent City series. I enjoyed it, but I thought the connection to ACOTAR could‘ve been used more effectively. I like how it concluded I suppose but it wasn‘t the big finish I was hoping for. Bit of a bummer, but still a good read. #SeriesLove2024 #BookspinBingo #FourFoursIn24 #Readaway2024

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Bk11 of this years #BookMail is a unique horror novel. Jack Sparks died while writing this book. Researching the occult for his new book, he‘d already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he‘d witnessed. Then there was the 40 seconds of chilling video that he claimed he didn‘t make yet was posted on his YT account. Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed, until now.

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Bk10 from this years #BookMail (so far!🫣)is an historical magical realism novel. In the slums of 19th century New York a tattooed mystic fights for her life. Whilst living as a canvas for an abusive tattoo artist,Flora meets Minnie,a circus performer who offers her love & a home. While reading tarot for money, her gift, the Knowing, accidentally summons a murdered boy prostitute, setting off a deadly chain of events. Circus, tarot & tattoos.🙌

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great cover 🖤❤️ 3mo
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The City of Stardust | Georgia Summers
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Bk9 of my recent #BookMail is a fantasy.A young woman descends into a magical underworld of power-hungry scholars & fickle gods bent on revenge to break her family‘s curse. For centuries Everlys have seen best vanish, payment for a crime no one remembers & a purpose no one understands.Their tormentor Penelope,never ages or gets sick & never forgets a debt. Violet is the last Everly, given 10yrs to find her mother before the family is gone forever.

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To Hell and Back | Lilith Saintcrow
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The 6th book I read in February is the 5th & final book in the Dante Valentine series. After being violated by Lucifer in Hell, Danny‘s dropped back in the real world with her mind & body scrambled, barely knowing her name let alone who to trust. A pawn in Hells war, she has to decide whether Japhrimel is on her side or if she on her own against both Lucifer & his daughter. #SeriesLove2024 #BacklistReadathon #ReadAway2024

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Aurora Rising | Alastair Reynolds
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Bks6, 7, & 8 of my recent #BookMail are the first 3 books in the Prefect Dreyfus series. A SciFi Cop drama, set in the utopia of the Glitter Band of Space Habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone.Panoply enforces the law, but when Dreyfus investigates an attack against a habitat it looks open&shut, until he looks under some stones that very powerful people rather he didn‘t.10,000 city-state habitats orbit Yellowstone & Panoply ARE the law.

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My Name Is Barbra | Barbra Streisand
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Bk5 of my recent #BookMail is the memoir/autobiography of the goddess herself, Barbra Streisand! One of the few to win the EGOT(Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)she is one of the most recognisable voices in music. I grew up watching her movies, Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, What‘s Up Doc, The Way We Were etc, she‘s a total iconoclast with a nose to match. Absolute Legend!

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Saint City Sinners | Lilith Saintcrow
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Another one finished last week is Bk4 of the Dante Valentine series. After the betrayals in Bk3, Danny is called back to Saint City to help her oldest friend track down a murderer. She ends up losing way too much & is hunted by police for something she did not do while Lucifer has his hot dirty little fingers in nearly every pie. This book is not perfect but it is heartbreaking & well worth a read. #SeriesLove2024 #BacklistReadathon #ReadAway2024

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3mo
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Andrew65 Brilliant 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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Bk4 of my #BookMail is the last of my #RoyalMail This one‘s about Dickie Mountbatten, King Charles fave uncle, and his wife. Mountbatten was Prince Phillips uncle & a major figure in his life, manoeuvring him into Princess Elizabeth‘s notice then blatantly enjoying his proximity to the crown. His wife also had a colourful life with many lovers & questionable decisions. And there‘s a lot that was covered up as “damaging to the crown”. Hot pick👍

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Spin with Me | Ami Polonsky
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Not a great photo but here‘s my March #Bookspin #Doublespin & #BookspinBingo list! First one for the year I think🤔There‘s some great books on here, all books from my #TBRShelvesAndStacksOfDoom Can‘t wait to get stuck into most of them, hopefully my health gets with the program too! PS: Why are so many book titles so LONG lately??

LeeRHarry I‘m reading Bride atm - hope this is the one the bookspin gods pick for you! 😊 hope your health continues to improve too. 3mo
Lizpixie @LeeRHarry Me too lovely! On both counts🙏♥️♥️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I've also noticed the long book title trend. An attempt to be unique? Sometimes it works and sometimes it just feels clunky haha 3mo
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Bk3 of my recent #BookMail is another #RoyalMail book! I saw an interview with this author by Andrew Gold on YT & he said the Govt tried to block him accessing info for his research on the next book up. The above book is about QEII uncle, who abdicated for his lover & forced her father to take a throne he did not want. Then him & his new wife aligned themselves with the fascist govt rising in Germany ie: Hitler. One of the OG Royal Scandals!

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