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Etiquette & Espionage
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education. Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail's legions of fans have come to adore.
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CrowCAH
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#FallTreasures #SchoolTheme

A fun steampunk finishing school tale!

LibrarianRyan Love this book. 2mo
Eggs Perfect 💜🖤💜 2mo
CoffeeNBooks This was a great book! 2mo
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Reign_1982 You have to let me know about this book. I've been wanting to read it for a while. 2mo
demicaractere I love this one, the audiobook read by Moira Quirk is so good! 2mo
kplovesbooks This WAS fun. I never finished the series and I don't know why now because this book was cool!! 2mo
CrowCAH @LibrarianRyan @CoffeeNBooks I agree, lots of fun! 2mo
CrowCAH @Reign_1982 it was a “come into powers” book, with lots of spunk and daring in the main character. She makes friends along the way and they bond together to defeat the bad person. A fun easy read! 2mo
CrowCAH @demicaractere I can‘t recall if I actually read the book or listened to it. I‘ll have to keep the series in mind to listen to. 2mo
CrowCAH @kplovesbooks I went back and looked at my review and saw I wrote I wasn‘t sure if I‘d continue the series and since 2014 this has held true. Upon recollection though I liked the book, so I might continue. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @CrowCAH I haven‘t binged the series, but I did like book 2. I will finish but it‘s not a dire finish. Almost no series is for me though. 2mo
CrowCAH @LibrarianRyan another agree. Not too many series are dire finishes for me. Most are enjoyable. But The Green Rider series is a must read ALL the books!!! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @CrowCAH I have not heard of that series so I stacked it. It looks good. 2mo
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DarkMina
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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I am posting a book every day from my TBR collection.

Day 59

#bookstoread #tbrpile #tbrmountain

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AbbaZabba02
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Book 116, audio

Im enjoying this! The world itself feels different than it does in the Parosol and Custard days? That's a little off putting. I try to think of it as a seperate world, but I'm also digging the childhoods of some of the characters that show up in the other series...

I like this. Definitely a pick so far as Litsy rankings go, and I'm moving on to the rest on the series. But it's probably a 4/5 or a 8.25/10 on broader scales.

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Fantasy_bookworm
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger

This. Is. Literally. The best book EVER!

Okay, maybe not ever. Heck, I KNOW it‘s not, but it feels denser than Inheritance.

But really, it‘s goooood.
Also, my life is really busy so I haven‘t posted in a while. I‘m trying, trust me.

Larkken Love this series 💕 11mo
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CrowCAH
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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#IfYouLikeThisMovie #MeanGirls

Then you really enjoy this steampunk tale of attending Finishing School where you learn the more nefarious type of education.

Klou Awesome!!! 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Book Mail! I'm putting my Gail Carriger Book Sticker in Etiquette & Espionage because it's the first book of hers I read. Plus I got several pretty bookmarks to spread about my collection.💖💕
#bookswag #firstread
#forevershelf #bestreadwithtea
#great2020parasolversedoover

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Kamisha
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All done just in time for a little Hocus Pocus! 👻🕸🔮

#audiostitching

LibrarianRyan Yrahhh 2y
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Kamisha
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Took a break from physical books to do some #audiostitching while I continue my #Readathon participation! Gotta keep up the Halloween theme! 🧙🏼‍♀️👻

rather_be_reading so cool!! 😍😍🎃 2y
julesG 😍😍😍Please share the finished work. 2y
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Literaturenut
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Oops, I loved the first book so much that in my eagerness to start the second, I forgot to post it. This was so much fun.

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MsRadioSilence
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Today‘s #colormepretty prompt is #purple!

Etiquette & Espionage is a good book, but it couldn‘t figure out the target audience. It does have an interesting plot, so I would recommend to anyone who likes spy/renaissance fiction stories.

The Crown was the last book in the series, and I liked it, but it didn‘t live up to the other books.

I didn‘t enjoy Beautiful Creatures, but friends have told me it‘s good, so I plan to try it again.

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fenchxrch
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Mehso-so

Gail Carriger is soon doing a book launch for her final Custard Protocol book, Reticence. I'm gonna go! In prep, I'm reading through some of her books since I haven't read much besides her main series, The Parasol Protectorate.

The premise of this finishing school sounds so badass and fun! I was reading to dive in and read all the books in the series. Too bad this read more like children's book than a YA novel. There also wasn't enough action!

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Good one 🤗 2y
Cathythoughts Great cover 2y
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theshrinkette
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Got a little downtime before a meeting so trying to cheer myself up on this shit fest of a Monday.

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Chrys
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Pickpick

This was a easy to read, action focused YA that I found to be a perfect book for while I was jet-lagged. It held my attention and I liked the characters. The story was fairly entertaining, though no real twists. I will read more of the series, but will likely save them for when I need something light. And of course now I want a Bumbersnoot, because who doesn‘t want a steampunk mechanical dog 😁

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Battledoll
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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This was a really fun YA book. Looking forward to checking out the whole series. Carriger has a few other series out as well and they look equally as fun. Definitely going to be reading more of her stuff.

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Preciouz29
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A lot of friends suggested I start the series and I‘m really glad they did, because this is such a fun and breezy series!

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Laura317
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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This was a very cute book. While it is probably aimed at a younger audience, I still immersed myself in an England full of vampires, werewolves, fly men, pickle men and general steampunk fun. I can‘t wait to read the rest of this series.

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Laura317
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What fun this book is! Sephronia seems to be cut from similar cloth as Flavia de Luce. I am just into it, and I can say that I want a Bumblesnoot.

Eyelit I think it‘s safe to say everyone wants a Bumblesnoot 😄 (edited) 3y
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ladym30
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Starting this series today😍

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bookandbedandtea
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I suppose a visit to Hogsmeade is too obvious? In that case: have a steampunk pet à la Katsu or Bumbersnoot.
#FictionBucketList
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick 🤣🤣🤣 I have “Feed Bumbernoot coal for a job well done” on my list! 3y
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Chelleo
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Started this after bailing on The Library book. I feel like I‘m in for a wild ride 🤪 and I‘m here for it.

SW-T Carriger‘s books are entertaining 😊 3y
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Kinda_Crazy
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Pickpick

After reading the Parasol Protectorate series this book can be a little bit difficult to get into due to expectations. That being said it is a good book in its own right and the peak you get into characters that show up in the protectorate books as their younger selves helps to flesh out secondary characters.

rretzler Welcome to Litsy!📖🎉 3y
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉🎉 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 3y
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Kinda_Crazy
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I'm absolutely obsessed with Gail Carriger's books. Highly recommend to anyone who likes Victorian Englang, steampunk, Vampires/Werewolves, or Tea. 🍵 #finishingschool

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
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wanderinglynn I didn‘t enjoy this series as much as I enjoyed her Parasol Protectorate series. But I think I just really liked how independent and unique Alexa is. And welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 3y
Kinda_Crazy I read the Parasol Protectorate series first and I am having a harder time delving into this series as much as I did the other. I think the problem I'm having is that the main characters are so different so it's taking me a moment to wrap my head around it. But I love Gail Carriger's writing style and I'm trying to read all of her books in the next few months. Thank you all for the welcome!! 3y
BethM Welcome! 3y
tpixie Welcome!! 🥳📚🥳 3y
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 Soulless is still my favorite Carriger book 📚 💕 3y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3y
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 3y
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 3y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Cinfhen Lots of #LitsyLove for this series 3y
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saresmoore
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I went in search of a light, fun audiobook to accompany me on my daily walk and found this. It‘s just what the homeopathic healer ordered! My only frustration so far is the audio narrator‘s attempt at a French accent. My gosh, it‘s cringeworthy. 😣 Also, I‘m hoping there might be some diversity in the charactees, but I‘m not holding my breath.

julesG Agree on the French accent. "Whot!" Diversity? Let me think. They do have names that start with different consonants. 3y
Cathythoughts Oh dear moi !! @julesG 😂😂😂 3y
ravenlee I think “diversity” in this series is mostly including vampires and werewolves. And there is one black character. Just the one. 3y
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saresmoore @ravenlee @julesG That‘s what I was afraid of. #weneeddiversebooks 3y
julesG Well, some cross-dressing happens. It's set in Victorian times, so I never expected it to be very diverse. 3y
saresmoore @julesG I guess I just thought that in a reimagined world where, in 1851, vampires and automatons are in the mix, it wouldn‘t be a stretch to add some racial diversity at the very least. 3y
julesG Maybe next time. 😉 3y
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Eggbeater
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Gail Carriger's books always have a good sense of humor and fun and Moira Quirk's audio narration really brings out those aspects. The book is light and adventurous steampunk with memorable characters. I am naming my next dog Bumbersnoot in honor of the starring mechanimal.

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Jadams1776
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Pickpick

I‘m finally working my way through my Audible backlog. I love a steampunk mystery. This one has the added bonus of a mechanical dog!

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This was super cute. 💖📚

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ravenlee
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I enjoyed this very much! I usually don‘t care for steampunk, but it really worked. I love Sophronia and her adventures aboard the floating finishing school. My favorites are Soap, Vieve, and Bumbersnoot (and Sidheag is growing on me).

I won‘t dive right into the next one, because my owned TBR has been giving me dirty looks over all the library books, but I will get to it soon.

4/5⭐️

ravenlee I don‘t understand how Sophronia couldn‘t figure out Mrs. Barnaclegoose was the one who recommended her, though. It seemed pretty obvious to me for several reasons, and because of that it felt like a plot hole. 3y
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ravenlee
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I was reading along, enjoying this book much more than I expected to (steampunk doesn‘t appeal to me), and then this whole passage just seemed very out of character.

There‘s another short bit later in the same vein, and neither really fits with the rest of the book. Distracting.

Coffeedaily Same characters? Or a cut and paste problem? 3y
ravenlee @Coffeedaily The style of the book to this point has been very action-focused, and while it‘s third-person narrative it‘s focused on Sophronia‘s perspective. This seems like the narrator is taking a step back and giving information to the reader that the characters don‘t have. It stands out to me because, at more than 2/3 through the book, it‘s the first such instance. 3y
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ravenlee
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger

I actually got half an hour to myself this morning to read and start a cup of tea! Before the husband got up and the kiddo emerged.

It‘s amazing how much more centered I feel when my day starts like that.

Ddzmini I agree when you have time to focus especially in the morning it‘s so beneficial 😋👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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ravenlee
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Oh my, French letters! How scandalous!

But seriously, are YA readers supposed to get this reference or is it just a wink-wink nudge-nudge for those of us who‘ve read enough romances?

Redwritinghood Maybe it gets them to do a google search, too. 3y
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m sure I‘ve never come across the term in romance (don‘t read many) and I know what it means… but I‘m 32. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
ravenlee @Clare-Dragonfly I have encountered it in period romances, and probably a few other books, but it‘s nothing I‘ve ever seen explained anywhere. And I know it wasn‘t one of the terms being used in high school or college! 3y
Clare-Dragonfly I just asked my craft group (we‘re in our 20s-40s) and no one else knew what French letters were! I was very surprised. 3y
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IndoorDame
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Time constraints tend to stress me out so I haven‘t officially signed on to either of this weekend‘s readathons but I am spending my time home, buried in a stack of books, cheering everyone on

This was my first Gail Carriger & I just love the world she created! I really want to go back & read the parasol protectorate series so I can spend more time in this amazing, fun, functional, steampunk literary universe populated with werewolves & vampires

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julesG
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Ready! Let's get this started by finishing the #ParasolverseReadalong book.

#24in48 #readathon

@24in48

Kaye 👍🏼 3y
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julesG
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Thinking of you, @kaye.

Pic of the waiting room at my daughter's speech therapist's.

My daughter is singing strange lyrics in her room, right now.

My son does not want to understand English grammar (test on Wednesday) and still needs to do the correction for his last English test. 😩

The cats are both sleeping and I would so love to read but have to go prepare dinner. But, I got some reading in earlier.

Weaponxgirl Hope dinner was good 😊 3y
julesG @Weaponxgirl I liked it, but the kids were not impressed. I made potato-quark-pancakes (savoury with spring onions). My daughter complained about too much yoghurt in the mix (there wasn't any, it was quark) and my son thought they were *all* burnt. (it was just one, the obligatory first one, he didn't have to eat it) - insert mega eye roll. 3y
Weaponxgirl @julesG the first one is always burnt! 3y
julesG @Weaponxgirl Exactly, that's a must. 3y
Kaye Thank you Jules. ♥️ 3y
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Really getting on a roll with this reread. The audiobook is excellent.

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Maria514626
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A day late. Oh well. 😌
1. 🇺🇸
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@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 3y
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Maria514626
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The writing in this book is so delightful! They may be #steampunk but they‘re still adolescent girls. 😆😆

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 3y
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Maria514626
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I broke down and bought an eReader. I love that I don‘t have to leave the house to get a book. 👏👏(Reading on my iPad was terrible and heavy.) It‘s not too bad! #blameitonlitsy — seriously!
I bought a cheap, refurbished Kindle since it‘s a trial. If I actually use it I can buy a fancier version—so says me. 😆😆

julesG My daughter loves her refurbished kindle. She's had it for two years now and it works fine. 3y
LauraBeth You‘re going to love it! 3y
CouronneDhiver I‘m 50/50 on whether I‘d really use one or not... love my hardcovers 3y
Maria514626 @Jules and @LauraBeth I‘m already in love! @CouronneDhiver Nothing beats the feel of a book book. 🙂 3y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Levels of Evil Genius! Bahahaha! 🧐

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Maria514626
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I'm off chasing this entertaining squirrel. Gail Carriger's writing is a delight! Never thought I'd like steampunk but there you go.

julesG Wanted to ask a few days ago already, are you doing the #parasolversereadalong? 3y
Maria514626 @julesg What is the #parasolversreadalong? I‘m trying to parse the word and I‘m intrigued. 😊 3y
julesG I only found out when @Crinoline_Laphroaig posted about Gail Carriger's big 2019 readalong. https://gailcarriger.com/2018/12/14/the-great-2019-parasolverse-read-along-sched... 3y
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Maria514626 @Julesg This looks like fun! Not sure if I can keep up with all of my other books. 😱 Are you doing? (edited) 3y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @julesG Isn't it fun! I finished E & E yesterday. @Maria514626 still plenty of time to jump in. We're right at the 2nd book. You have until Jan 20 to finish Etiquette and Espionage. 1st book is very short story. 3y
julesG I'm trying to do it since the books have been on my #MountTBR for ages. Wanted to read E&E tomorrow, or rather start it. @Crinoline_Laphroaig 3y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Wonderful to reread adventures of two of my favorite characters: Bumbersnoot & Vieve. Blooms of my pink Christmas cactus remind me of pink ball gowns. "If heaven were to be defined as a pink tulle ball gown resplendent with bows and frills, along with giggling bosom companions." ?????
#parasolversereadalongadalong
#prettyinpink #flowerfriday

readordierachel How pretty! 3y
TNbookworm 💕💕 3y
Dragon Lovely plant, is it a Christmas cactus??🐉 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan
Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger

The full #ParasolProtectorate readalong continues with the first of the #FinishingSchool series - 1/7 to 1/20. The fun in re-reading is that you pick up on things that are related to something later. There‘s some discussion in the Parasol Protectorate group on FB and Carriger has been posting “extras” so if you‘re a fan it‘s worth checking out.

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R.L.Walker
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Pickpick

What a fun book! Would have loved it more as a teen, but still enjoyed it.

CoffeeNBooks I really enjoyed this one! I 💙 Bumbersnoot! 3y
R.L.Walker @CoffeeNBooks bumbersnoot was a great addition!! 3y
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DarcysMom
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Thank you for the thoughtful extras @Readergrrl - I am glad you enjoyed the book! #LMPBC

bookish_wookish UCONN!!!! 3y
Readergrrl I‘m glad that your book finally made it home to you! It was a fun read and I‘ve purchased another copy for my classroom. Thanks for introducing it to me! 3y
DarcysMom @Readergrrl I hope your students love it! I think they will. 🦑🐙 3y
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GivenLemons
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After a hard week, I needed the whimsy and charm of a Gail Carriger book, and this did not disappoint! A lot of fun, but now I need a Bumbersnoot too!

CoffeeNBooks I 💙 Bumbersnoot!! 3y
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emtobiasz
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Yesterday in PGH was so warm we opened all the windows all day— in December! Olive and I got to enjoy the third floor I‘ve been working on while I started a new #YA #steampunk series.

Today, of course, it‘s gray and cool again. We‘re cozy but missing that ☀️

iread2much This is such a fun series! I wish she had continued it a bit more 3y
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BookaholicNatty
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I have fallen in love with Gail Carriger!!!! So I was soooo excited to get these! I‘m currently listening to her audiobook Shameless(Book 3) of the Parasol Procterate! I can‘t get enough of that series so I‘m sure I will love these too!!

Elma She's one of my favorites. I have a couple in this series, but haven't read them yet. 3y
Gissy I want to read them too and Soulless 3y
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hissingpotatoes
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2.5/5⭐ It had some of the quirky charm I expect of Carriger, & I enjoyed seeing some of the Parasol Protectorate characters younger. But Sophronia was annoyingly perfect: almost always came up with the ideas, made the connections, saved the day. It would have made much more sense, been more rewarding for others to share the spotlight, for Sophronia to fail & learn along the way. Race issues handled poorly. #projectsams #projecttbr #mateathon