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The Essex Serpent
The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other, but not in the usual way. They are Cora Seaborne and Will Ransome. Cora is a well-to-do London widow who moves to the Essex parish of Aldwinter, and Will is the local vicar. They meet as their village is engulfed by rumours that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced the beast may be a real undiscovered species. But Will sees his parishioners' agitation as a moral panic, a deviation from true faith. Although they can agree on absolutely nothing, as the seasons turn around them in this quiet corner of England, they find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart. Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, this novel is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take.
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Kayla.Adriena
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For a long time I thought it would be easier to lock my heart away and build up these tall tall walls , that way I would never get hurt again and wouldn't have to expend energy mending that which others broke. But it's much more rewarding to take big risks! @ruskigurl16 thank you so much for choosing this book!

OnlyYoo Wow your comment resonated with me ❤️ 2w
ruskigurl16 I am so glad it made a positive impact on you!! ❤️❤️ 2w
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Kayla.Adriena
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Ahhhhhh! I could quote this whole book I love it so much! @ruskigurl16

Cathythoughts Great quote 👍🏻❤️💔 (edited) 2w
madamereadsalot1 That is an excellent, touching quote. Might need to bump this book higher up on the TBR. 2w
ruskigurl16 I know, this book definitely had a lot of powerful quotes in it! ❤️ I am glad you are enjoying it!! (edited) 2w
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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed this book - a beautiful late Victorian/Industrial Age novel, asking us to question “what is fear” and shows us how a village, a city and even a county can be swept along on a tide of fear over rumour and half-sightings.

readordierachel I loved this one, too! 3w
xxjenadanxx This cover is so pretty!! 3w
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veritysalter
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I‘m trying to read, but my book buddy has other ideas #DogsofLitsy #PetsofLitsy #Pablo

LeahBergen 😆😆 3w
Sace 🤣 3w
UwannaPublishme 😁❤️ 3w
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Kayla.Adriena
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This book was described as "part feminist tale," indeed it is. This quote resonates with my soul !

ruskigurl16 So glad you are enjoying it!! ❤️ 1mo
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TheEllieMo
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The gorgeous book was a Christmas present from my boyfriend a couple of years ago

#BookGiftedtoYou #GratefulReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover!! 💛💚 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty cover! 1mo
veritysalter This is on my November TBR, I enjoyed reading Melmoth. 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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Macnjen
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Next audiobook!

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Quirkybookworm
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Been sitting in my TBR pile too long. It‘s this book‘s turn, finally.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#7days#7covers
#CoverCrush

Have you been tagged @HOTPock3tt 💕

mcctrish This is really a gorgeous cover 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mcctrish 💛💚💛💚 3mo
AmyG Agreed. Such a beautiful cover. 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG still have to read i!! 💚💛 3mo
Ruthiella Oh yes! I read a library copy but remember this amazing cover! 😍 3mo
SilversReviews That is one gorgeous cover. 3mo
Mishu94 How did you like this boook? 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mishu94 I haven‘t gotten to it yet 🙈🙊 3mo
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tpixie
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Someday I will read this book. This cover I‘ve posted about before. It reminds me of a couple other book covers @Ddzmini The cover you just posted is kind of like these only less autumn- like #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #CoverLove
Day 3

GypsyKat That‘s on my TBR list too! 3mo
tpixie @GypsyKat ♥️📚♥️ we need so much more time to read! 3mo
GypsyKat @tpixie Yes!!! 3mo
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tpixie @GypsyKat 😊♥️😂📚 3mo
Ddzmini Yes I love these 📖😋 3mo
tpixie @Ddzmini ♥️ 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 6

@Ms_T would you care to play? 😃

Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanations needed. Tag a new person every day.

readordierachel I love this one too! 3mo
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Librarybelle
The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1 Round 2

Anyone wish to play? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Thanks to @EadieB and @ReadingDownUnder for asking me to do a round!

Cortg I just bought this book at a library sale the other day! 3mo
Librarybelle @Cortg I liked this one...the author writes in the style of 19th century gothic horror. Lots of description and at times convoluted sentences. Bonus, pretty cover! 3mo
EadieB Beautiful cover! 3mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @EadieB ! 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 2

@tjwill would like to join in. Posting your 7 favourite book covers over 7 days, no explanation required, and invite another Litten to join in each day!

tjwill That is a beautiful cover! 3mo
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Cinfhen
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Here you go @jenniferw88 Day 1 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush **I NEED hashtags**
Posting a cover I love with no other explanation and I‘m tagging @Reviewsbylola to join me
I‘ve gifted my copy so image from Google

xxjenadanxx Oh my gosh that cover 😱 3mo
Cinfhen IRL the green part is shiny foil that looks like legit snake skin @xxjenadanxx and it‘s spectacular 😍🤩 Book was wonderful too☺️ (edited) 3mo
SauerPatch The cover was the biggest reason I read this book! Lol 3mo
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emilyhaldi Yes! Agree 💯 perfect cover, wonderful book ❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen I definitely fell for the cover HARD @SauerPatch @emilyhaldi 3mo
youneverarrived It is a beauty 💚 3mo
BarbaraBB Great idea this, to post seven great covers! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m tagging you on Sunday @BarbaraBB 😜💕 3mo
BarbaraBB Yay! I‘ll start thinking of seven covers 😘 3mo
Cinfhen And you need to tag someone new each day too @BarbaraBB 3mo
BarbaraBB Yes! I will! 3mo
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Cortg
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For whatever reason, every, single, time I turn this audio on, my mind wanders to a place of it‘s own. I‘m bailing on the audio but still plan to pick the actual book up and read it with my 👀.

LauraBeth I have to really concentrate while I‘m listening to audiobooks and often times - they make me really sleepy 😴 4mo
Cortg @LauraBeth I usually have no problem with audiobooks but 20% in and I had no idea who the characters are or what was happening. It was bizarre! 4mo
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Cortg
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Took my buddy on a much needed evening walk. We met some deer and this neighborhood fox.

Eyelit Aw! 4mo
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ruskigurl16
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Pickpick

I can't say much about this book because it is my #lmpbc pick for #groupL, but it was thought provoking and enjoyable. @shellleigh33 it is on its way to you. @suvata @Kayla.Adriena @Skeebies05
😉😊📔📦📬❤️

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ruskigurl16
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Stupid excited about my lunch. Cheeseburger Mac with bacon, cheese, and tomatoes. Also almost done the book for #lmpbc #groupL and I will be sending it to the next person ASAP. 😊😜❤️📖
@shellleigh33 @Skeebies05 @Kayla.Adriena

Bklover Looks yummy!!! 5mo
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JVallieres14
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Having a hard time getting through this one! Not interested in a single character.

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Vik
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Finally some time for summer reading!

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ruskigurl16
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So, I believe the round of reading has started.
It was a group consensus re: the tagged book.

I have chosen my pen color. And am enjoying it tremendously. 😊😍🖋️ #currentlyreading #lmpbc #groupL

@shellleigh33 @Skeebies05 @Kayla.Adriena

shellleigh33 What color pen did u choose? 5mo
ruskigurl16 @shellleigh33 it's in the picture. But a dark pink. 5mo
shellleigh33 😊 sorry @ruskigurl16 couldn‘t see what color it was exactly in picture. So you are pink, I‘m orange and @Kayla.Adriena is purple. @Skeebies05 what color did you go with? 5mo
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Skeebies05 Green💚💚 5mo
SharonAlger This sounds very interesting! 5mo
ruskigurl16 @shellleigh33 @Skeebies05 @Kayla.Adriena we've got great choices for our books. And we all chose fun pen colors. Sounds like we have a fun round ahead of us. 😊😊 And yes @SharonAlger it is fascinating so far. 5mo
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ErinGoBragh1011
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Went to the used bookstore today didn't have a lot of time to browse so I grabbed the two books that I have been wanting to read that stuck out. I also didn't have to grab a library copy of the Essex Serpent, but I like the plastic over the jacket. They're both in new condition I just wish that stupid Oprah sticker wasn't there.

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TheEllieMo
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Two of my favourite #Green books. The Moon Stallion made quite an impression on me as a 10-year-old. I finally visited one of the locations in the book, Wayland‘s Smithy, some 30 years later and it was exactly as I remembered it from the TV series of the book.

#ColorMePretty @Sweetkokoro

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sparrowssavvy
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Mehso-so

I honestly was expecting something grander and more gothic with some mystery or even supernatural elements. While I did enjoy this book and some characters were quite unique and enjoyable, it really could have been taken in quite a different direction. It focused more on the relationships between the characters and personal development than anything really to do with a more developed plot. I still did enjoy it though.

annahenke I felt the same. 6mo
sparrowssavvy @annahenke I‘m glad it wasn‘t just me. It got loads of stellar reviews apparently 6mo
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CareBear
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My reading companion tonight. This is my sweet foster kitty Fiona who has completely stolen my heart. 🥰 #catsoflitsy

RedxoHearts She is beautiful! 6mo
Crazeedi You're so awesome to foster! I could never do, I'd end up with a houseful of cats! 6mo
KatieDid927 Cutie! 6mo
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CareBear @Crazeedi this is my first foster. I may yet end up with a houseful of cats lol 6mo
Heatherfeather I'm fostering two kittens right now and it's going to kill me to give them up this weekend 6mo
CareBear Oh, @Heatherfeather , *hugs*. Are these your first? 6mo
Scochrane26 I still send my cat‘s foster mom pics sometimes. We have an open adoption 😉 6mo
Susannah Floof! She looks so soft! 😻 6mo
CareBear @Scochrane26 lol, that‘s so sweet!! 6mo
Liz_M Fiona is a fabulous cat name! 6mo
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ruskigurl16
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Since the task has been started by other members of the group, I decided to pull some TBR books off of my shelf as possible choices. Anyone read any of these or does anyone of them jump out in particular? #lmpbc #groupL

@shellleigh33 @Skeebies05 @Kayla.Adriena

MrBook I have them all except the Furst. Memory Keeper‘s Daughter is always highly praised by everyone I know who read it. 6mo
Kayla.Adriena Haven't read any of these! I'm good with any! 6mo
Skeebies05 I haven‘t read any of them either so I‘m good with any! 6mo
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ruskigurl16 @Skeebies05 and @Kayla.Adriena I am leaning towards the tagged book, then. Just waiting on @shellleigh33 for her input. It's about 416 pages. Hopefully the length is appropriate? 6mo
Kayla.Adriena Perfect length! 6mo
shellleigh33 Sorry for the late respond We got busy at work. I have read the Memory Keeper‘s Daughter. It is one of my favorite books 😊. The tagged book sounds great to me and length page is just perfect. 6mo
ruskigurl16 @shellleigh33 no problem. I am glad you and @Kayla.Adriena like the tagged book. As long as @Skeebies05 is in agreement, I am happy to make it my choice. 6mo
Skeebies05 All good too! 6mo
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CareBear
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I‘m on my way to NYC for a work related thing — I missed the train I was supposed to take with my boss .. oops. But now I can read the whole way uninterrupted!

Ncostell That will be a much more enjoyable trip probably anyway! 6mo
kspenmoll Hope you enjoyed your uninterrupted reading time! 6mo
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BookaholicNatty
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Starting my summer catch up reading!!! So stinkin excited! Brought the kids to the trampoline park to bounce. While they bounce I am just relaxin and reading! What are you all reading on this beautiful Saturday??

Cinfhen Hi, Nat!!!!!! Is your semester over??? Are u on vacay????? Yay!!!!!!! 7mo
Pricel101 Love this author & this book! 😊 just finished 7mo
Tamra Nothing like the trampoline to entertain the kids! 7mo
Meaw_catlady I really enjoyed this book! 7mo
Birdsong28 @Pricel101 Melmoth was amazing!! 📚📖 7mo
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TheEllieMo
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1. I wouldn‘t call them slumps as such, just times when life gets in the way....

2. Things calming down meaning I can find some time to read.

3. I do like reading books set in places I know well.

4. So many beautiful books around, but I do like The Essex Serpent and Once Upon A River. Three Things About Elsie has a great cover too.

5. Shout out to my newest followers @the_book_hoarder @Greenebean @BeckyMerilatt

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Great covers! Once upon a River is in tbr 8mo
TheEllieMo @Eggs it‘s my favourite read of the year so far; so atmospheric 8mo
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Kangaj1
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Library book sale haul. Sorry I haven‘t been on here much due to grad school, but graduation is coming!

Wellreadhead I love me some book sales! 8mo
Slajaunie I‘ve read and liked all of those books except the first one and the last one. I have them on my tbr. 8mo
Reviewsbylola I love Kate Morton. Still need to read Serpent! 8mo
Tamra Yay for the finish line! 8mo
Dragon Nice haul!!! 8mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Oops holds just came in for these two #audiobooks, plus Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton, plus I'm already listening to The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta. Hopefully at least one of them won't capture my interest, which is a weird thing to hope for! Anyone read any of these three and can help me decide which one to read next?

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I LOVE the cover of this book!! I just need time to read it!! These will be my beautiful lilies 💗💗

#Flowers
#SpringIntoReading

lahousewyfe I enjoyed that book sooo much! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @lahousewyfe yay!!! 🙌🏻💗 8mo
BooknerdsLife Love this cover & it‘s on my TBR too 🤗💚💚 8mo
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readordierachel I loved this one 💚 8mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Not read this but blurb says this book follows four couples and their children and friends and their complicated relationships, and a rumoured mythical snake.

#anglophileapril #rumorhasit

(Image from google).

Cinfhen Nice choice!!!! Loved this book 💚you have to read it!!!!! 8mo
Centique @Cinfhen I loved this too! 8mo
emilyhaldi Love this book!! Much better than her other one in my opinion🙃 8mo
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saresmoore Great pick for this prompt! I‘m joining the chorus of praise. It seems to be a polarizing book, but I loved it and can still conjure the setting at will after a few years. 8mo
Mdargusch Perfect pick! 👍🏼 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Seems like divided opinions on this one, but I‘m so curious now, I‘m stacking it! @Cinfhen @Centique @emilyhaldi @saresmoore @Mdargusch 😊 8mo
Cinfhen Lots of positive reviews from this crowd 8mo
Reviewsbylola Good pick! I bought this one when it was released in paperback and still haven‘t read it. 😆 8mo
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Dolly
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Pickpick

I thoroughly enjoyed this and have not one criticism. Sarah Perry‘s other books will be added to my TBR.

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Christinak
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Spencer, noting his friend‘s plunge into gloom, took out his cigarette, and ignoring the ticking of his watch sat in a bare-seated chair and surveyed the #room. It was fanatically clean, and the parsimonious winter sun could not pick out a speck of dust, no matter how it tried. #QuotsyJan19

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SiriuslyWeasley
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Many thanks to @Soubhiville for passing along this book. I truly appreciate your kindness!! I'll read it soon and pass it on to Erin. 😊💕 #jb

Soubhiville Sweet! Glad it arrived! I hope you‘ll enjoy it. 11mo
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jenniferw88
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https://twitter.com/annascottpiano/status/1086664369390448640?s=19

In the LRB, found via Mark Gatiss on Twitter.

I would have included the screenshots but knew they were too big for Litsy!

GingerAntics Oy, this sort of thing annoys me. Women can‘t possibly have done anything to contribute to history. 🙄 We didn‘t exist in the real world until 50 years ago. 🙄 thanks for sharing, though. 11mo
GingerAntics Loved her snarky tone, really. I‘m going to have to check out this author now. 11mo
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mllemay
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Quiet Sunday night in - laundry, football, a book... pretty sure I have a migraine coming on, fingers crossed I can nip it in the bud 🤞🏻😬

Slajaunie 🤞 11mo
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Soubhiville
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Bailedbailed

I love this cover so very much. I think it‘s one of the prettiest books I received last year. Unfortunately I didn‘t fall quite as hard for the story. I gave it about 75 pages, 5 chapters, but I was bored and unattached to most of the characters. 🤷‍♀️. Oh well. How did you all feel about it? Anyone want to tell me what happened in a Spoiler tag in the comments? The only character I wondered about was the little autistic boy.

Tamra It was a “meh” rating for me. I don‘t remember much so that says something. 11mo
squirrelbrain Oh dear, I have a copy of this on my TBR shelf. 😬 11mo
Soubhiville @squirrelbrain lots of folks loved it! I hope you will! Definitely give it a try, don‘t take my word. 11mo
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TrishB I couldn‘t bring myself to try as I disliked her first book so much!! 11mo
Coleen Love Perry‘s cover art, but getting through the books is hard. I made it through this one but bailed on Melmoth. 11mo
CorinnaBechko I really wanted to love it, yet somehow didn't despite the fact that it ticked just about every box that should make me rave about a book. 11mo
ReadingSusan This cover is gorgeous but nice to know the book isn‘t 😝 11mo
Ceratina Almost picked this up in the book store a couple weeks ago, but instinct told me to let it go. The back cover blurb felt oddly vague - as if it were trying to say a lot while saying nothing. 11mo
JVallieres14 I‘m currently reading it and I‘m having a hard time getting through it! I‘m not interested in what happens to any of these characters. The only scene I‘ve enjoyed so far is the scene with the surgery but I‘m still not sure how it‘s supposed to connect with the rest of the story yet. 5mo
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danibolahood
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My date for tonight came down with the flu so I'm on my own with all my Christmas books, wine and an entire pizza just for me. Now I just need to decide which to read... 🤔

JoScho I mean I am sorry you date cancelled but it sounds like an awesome night to me! Enjoy! 11mo
danibolahood @JoScho I'm not going to lie. New Years Eve plans falling through are my favorite plans to have fall through lol 11mo
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thewallflower0707
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#BlindDateBookSwap #SecretSanta #Christmas

HAPPY OPENING DAY, @Moray_Reads 🎄💚!
Thank you very much for these two gorgeous books - you really hit my reading taste, I cannot wait to read them! The Christmas card is cute, the tea smells good and I like the pens and the notebook 📒!
I hope you enjoy the gifts 🎁 I send you too 🎉.

Also many thanks to @TheReadingMermaid for organizing this🙏.

TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome sweetie. Happy holidays! 😘 12mo
Moray_Reads I'm glad you liked them, I love all my gifts, thank you so much ❤️🎄 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you @Soubhiville for this beautiful book!! It has been on my tbr list forever!! I love the gorgeous cover!!! 💚💛💚💛 so sweet of you!! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 🎈🎊🎆

BookishMarginalia I really enjoyed it! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookishMarginalia yay!! Thanks for letting me know!! Can‘t wait to get to it!! 💚💛 12mo
Soubhiville You‘re welcome! I‘m saving your package to open as a reward on a rough day. Or closer to Xmas. ❤️💚❤️ 12mo
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Soubhiville It‘s actually on my TBR too 😊. It‘ll be near the top of my list for the new year! 12mo
jfalkens Hey I was wondering if the package I sent got there? 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jfalkens I just found it by the other door!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville I opened Amy‘s Friday to cheer me up after not getting a job transfer!! It came just in time!!! ❤️💚❤️💚 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jfalkens I love it!!! No! I haven‘t read it, but I have been wanting to!!!! Thank you so very much!!! ❤️💚❤️💚😘😘😘😘😘 12mo
jfalkens @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm so glad it wasn't lost! I'm glad you love it and haven't read it yet 🤗 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jfalkens I do!! Thank you so much!! 😘❤️ 12mo
jfalkens @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm sorry you didn't get the job transfer 🙁 *big hugs* 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jfalkens it‘s ok!! When it‘s meant to be it will be ❤️❤️ thank you my friend!! 12mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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I finished this one this week. It has a very slow build, but it is worth it.

U.S. #KindleDailyDeal

https://www.amazon.com/Essex-Serpent-Novel-Sarah-Perry-ebook/dp/B01M0HPKE6/ref=b...

Reviewsbylola I bought this one when it was released in paperback but I still haven‘t read it. 😣 12mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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More than halfway through my current listen.

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Tonton
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Pickpick

I was curious about this as opinions seemed to divide clearly between meh and loved it. Fell definitely into the love camp; though there was some sections that were a a bit of a slog; but new meds may have something to do with that. New widow is finally free to explore and become her own woman; science, hysteria, medicine, poverty, religion, socialism, friendship, love clash and affect a small cross section of Victorian lives. I quite liked it!

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gossamerchild
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Pickpick

Huh. That was not what I was expecting. Definitely the most unusual Victorian-age historical I've read. Still unsure what my thoughts really are, but I'm sure my #booksnbooze book club discussion will clear that right up 😁😁

CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 12mo
gossamerchild Oh yes. And my #readingbuddy, Huxley 😸😸 12mo
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kalinichta
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Pickpick

Same, Cora Seaborne. Same.

I am all about stories of women who decide they're going to live life how they wanna. Though some choices and characterizations were a little strange (Luke Garrett... I mean, what?), and I wish there had been more meat to the science and religion conversations, I enjoyed this story of a woman learning to live life on her own terms.

(I actually finished this book a couple of weeks ago. Oops.)

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Howseldomtheydo
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Images from instagram #prettybooks #tbr #31bookpics

DimeryRene That is a gorgeous cover!! 1y
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janeycanuck
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Panpan

I should have DNFed this... I was about to toss it aside and then it grabbed my attention so I stuck with it. But then it started to suck again. But I was so far into it, I thought I‘d finish it up quickly. And then I didn‘t. And now I‘m sad.

Andrew65 Oh dear! 1y
janeycanuck @Andrew65 They can‘t all be winners, right? 1y
Andrew65 @janeycanuck That is true. I seemed to read a few losers recently! Grrrrr (edited) 1y
Aimeesue Yep. This had all the right ingredients but it lacked …something. It left me feeling very meh. It never really came together for me. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor I agree and say much the same! http://litsy.com/p/d0gyUmFkOFQ4 1y
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janeycanuck
The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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September (and if I‘m being honest, August) ended up not being a great reading month so my #OctoberTBR is massive! I‘ve got a library book, three TBRs from August, 4 TBRs from September, a comic for my #readharder challenge, 4 more books for my quest to #readmyowndamnbooks and my #girlybookclub book, which handily is also my #mummydaughterbookclub book for November. There‘s no way I‘ll get through them all but I‘m gonna try!

Nebklvr Good luck! 1y
Well-ReadNeck Great stack!!! 1y
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