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raeintheworld

raeintheworld

Joined May 2016

Library lover, coffee drinker, and dance movie enthusiast.
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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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I liked this book even more than the first one. I guessed the killer pretty early but the relationship building between Stoker and Veronica is so lovely.

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I listened to these two back-to-back in my continuing quest to read all of Christie‘s cannon. The ABC Murders was excellent—Cards on the Table not so much. Sometimes the ancillary murders just don‘t make sense.

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Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie, Sophie Hannah
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I really like these “new Poirot” books. The Hastings stand-in is Catchpole, and he‘s significantly less stupid in this second book. (It always made me crazy how clueless Hastings always was.) Classic family melodrama with a good helping of secrets and lies.

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I went on a bookish weekend in LA this weekend. Toured the LA Public Library, which houses the above beautiful chandelier. The Earth surrounded by astrological signs surrounded by a “star” for every state in the US (there were only 48 when the chandelier was made).

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Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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I love the structure of this one. Five people reflect on a woman who died mysteriously, and each‘s motive for wanting her dead is revealed. So who did it?

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This was so good!! I can‘t wait to read the next one.

ladym30 This is a great series!!❤️ 2mo
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Library haul! I‘m already halfway through Reader, I Married Him—stories inspired by Jane Eyre. Yes, please!

SassenachTheBookWizard A CURIOUS BEGINNING! The Veronica Speedwell series is my ultimate favourite series! I hope you love it 2mo
raeintheworld @SassenachTheBookWizard I‘m super excited to start it! 2mo
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I love Agatha Christie, so I was a little nervous about these New Poirot books. But Sophie Hannah really captured him as well as the feeling of reading a Christie book! I‘ve already got the next one on hold.

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I didn‘t love this book, but I did find it engrossing. The mystery itself was not that intriguing, but the characters and their relationships were. I loved the sense of community and camaraderie. Also, lots of food talk and recipes!

JazzFeathers The blurb sounds like fun. 2mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I finally finished this book flower wreath. It‘s been half-finished for ages, and I feel a huge sense of accomplishment now that it‘s finished.

Julsmarshall Lovely! 3mo
Eggs I do love this!! 3mo
JazzFeathers 😍 3mo
CrowCAH Beautiful! 😍 2mo
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Truth & Beauty | Ann Patchett
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I love Ann Patchett but have avoided reading this for years because I wasn‘t sure if I could handle it. It was so good though. Worth the the heartbreak and sadness.

Dragon Stacking 👍🐉 3mo
SheReadsAndWrites This is one of my all time favorites ❤️ 3mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Just barely finished listening to this before Libby took it back. I think I‘ve got 20 minutes to spare. I love these books so much and am sad that I‘ll have to wait until the next one comes out for another dose of Cormarin and Robin.

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My kryptonite genre is circus families. This book was circus families, secrets, mermaids, libraries, and tarot. It was almost made for me.

rather_be_reading sounds amazing! 4mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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So, I actually DNF‘d this a few months ago, almost halfway through. I picked it back up, and was completely enchanted by it this time. Timing is everything.

Bookwormjillk So true! 4mo
SW-T Yes, sometimes timing is everything! 4mo
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The ceiling at the NYPL Main branch. It was a rainy day, but perfect inside the library.

Eggs 💗💗💗 4mo
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Squeeeee! This one had me on the edge of my seat and totally gave me scary dreams, but it was so good.

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Career of Evil | J K Rowling
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Oh man. This book is so much scarier than the last two. I only have three hours left, but I think something bad is going to happen so I‘m gonna have to put this in the freezer for a minute.

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Friday's Child | Georgette Heyer
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It‘s Friday. Let‘s do this!

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Dear Mrs Bird | AJ Pearce
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I need something light and full of WWII-era slang, and this did the trick. Emmy wants to be a Lady War Correspondent but accidentally takes a job as a typist at an old fashioned ladies magazine. Slang to look forward to: Bee‘s Knees, Fizzing, Ripping, and Smashing.

Mdargusch I loved this one! 5mo
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Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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At Beach Town Books today. The husband said he was documenting me in my natural environment. 😏

mdhughes72 Great photo! 5mo
RaimeyGallant lol, love it! 5mo
JoScho So cute! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great pic! 5mo
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I loved Cuckoo‘s Calling so much that I couldn‘t wait to get my hands on The Silkworm. These books are soooooooo good in such a perfectly updated detective noir way. I can‘t wait to read the next one!

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Lauren Groff calls this book God haunted, which is a perfect descriptor. Two people living with loss and guilt and the longing for faith. R. O. Kwon‘s description of the loss of faith is exquisite.

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I have been craving comfort so I decided to go back and listen to some Flavia de Luce. I‘ve read all but the last one and loved them, so I thought listening to them would be perfect. But the narrator is all wrong. She‘s bright and chirpy and, in my head, Flavia is wry and dry and cynical. I was really looking forward to listening to all the books, but I‘m going to have to bail on the audio.

Mdargusch That‘s too bad. I didn‘t mind the narrator although I do agree, she didn‘t sound like the Flavia I had in my head. 7mo
Coleen I‘ve also read all but the last. I read a lot of books on audio, but have not done any Flavia in that format, although have been tempted to. Maybe I shouldn‘t be.... 5mo
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I am in love with Tommy and Tuppence. They‘re charming and funny and I wish Agatha Christie had written more than just five.

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I am snuggled into bed with this beauty.

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So, these books have been around since the 90s, but I just discovered them and I love them. This is the fifth in the series and maybe the best one so far. These are true to the spirit of Sherlock Holmes and full of wonderful historical jewels.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Y‘all, Out of Print now has Six of Crows merch!

readordierachel Ooooh 😍 9mo
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The Sittaford Mystery | Agatha Christie
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I audio-worked this one, and it‘s the only way I got through all my spreadsheets without dying of boredom. This had some subtle feminist flare too.

readordierachel Audiobooks make mundane tasks so much nicer 9mo
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I love a Holmes riff, and this one is great. Enola is the very capable, unreservedly feminist younger sister of Mycroft and Sherlock who solves cyphers and rescues young women as she rescues herself.

readingjedi Nice cover. 9mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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This duology pulled me out of a serious personal and readerly funk. I love these characters and this universe. Oh, and the heists and scheming, so good!!

readordierachel I loved it too. Looking forward to the TV adaptation! 9mo
raeintheworld I just found out about the adaptation and am süper excited! There‘s a new novel coming too! 9mo
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While I saw the twist coming from a few miles off, I loved the emotional depth and beauty of this one. It makes you wonder how many silver screen luminaries we know nothing about.

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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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Found this in the stacks at the library today.

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Y‘all, somebody left a box of books in the trash chute room of my apartment building. I have rescued most of the books and will take the rest to my library for donation.

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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This book. I would like to give this book to every man who ever claimed to want to understand women and what we go through. There‘s a fundamental truth in these pages.

Cinfhen I loved this book!! 1y
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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Another excellent mystery by Anthony Horowitz. It was scary and weirdly meta—Horowitz is a character in the book and it deals with truth vs fiction and fantasy, and about the process of writing, as well as murder.

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Escaping to the patio to read this beauty.

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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I‘ve been on an Agatha Christie binge and enjoying myself quite thoroughly. She really is amazing.

Dragon I love ❤️ Dame Agatha! 🖤 1y
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The Secret of Chimneys | Agatha Christie
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I am on a Christie tear right now. This is my fifth in two weeks, and I think this one is my favorite. I loved this and loved Hugh Fraser as the narrator.

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I loved this book! So much of Gabrielle‘s early years in restaurants are so familiar to me. She didn‘t glamorize it or romanticize it, which I loved. And, oh, the way she describes a meal. I was hungry the whole time.

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Misfit City | Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, Kurt Lustgarten
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Four misfit girls in a gloomy small town find a treasure map and shenanigans ensue. I loved this and can‘t wait for volume 2 to come out.

bunny I love Misfit City! Glad you did too. 1y
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Evil Under the Sun | Agatha Christie
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Performed by David Suchet!!!!!

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I almost gave up on this book. It took a while to get going, at least 100 pages, but once Bombay and society in the 20s was established, it got pretty good. The story reveals itself by going forward and backward in time, which I like. It was a bit stilted for me to love it, but I definitely liked this book a lot.

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My 7-year-old picked the out.

JoScho I can see why-that cover is fun! 🥡 (edited) 1y
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Just waiting on AAA to come fix my car. Might as well read. TGIF.

C.Perone And this is EXACTLY why one should never leave the house without a book!! 😊 1y
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Oh man, I loved this book so much. Morrigan Crow is rescued from a bleak fate by the outlandish Jupiter North and taken to the magical Free City where she prepares for the trials to enter The Wunder Society. I can‘t wait for the second book to come out in September.

Drnkpnkprincess Ohhhh its so good!!! I might have to reread it. again. Maybe it will be an annual Oct read 🤪 1y
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Thank god for audiobooks. I‘ve been entering inventory into our POS by hand this week. I don‘t think I‘d make it without this excellent story and amazing narrator.

Chellebearss Loved that audio! 🖤 1y
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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There will be another one, right? Because, oh, the unanswered questions and things I need to know! This was really good. It took me a few chapters to get into it, but I‘m glad I stuck with it.

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Free comic book day! I picked up a few other books that piqued my interest while I was at my local comic book store. Can‘t wait to dig in. #freecomicbookday

TheBookDream Kim & Kim! 1y
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I like these books but don‘t love them. Sometimes the denouement is a bit too dragged out, but I enjoy all the history, and the narrator for the audio is good.

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I think something‘s wrong with me because I didn‘t like this book. Everyone I know and listen to talks about what an amazing book this is and how emotionally powerful it is, and I just didn‘t get it. The narrator was a limp rag and all the tension built up in the first half of the book fizzled by the second half.

BookBabe Yeah, I didn‘t much care for it either. 😑 1y
raeintheworld @BookBabe I‘m glad I‘m not alone. 1y
emilyhaldi Beautiful picture though!! 🧡 1y
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