Finally finished this one, feels like forever. I listened to the previous ones on Libby but my library didn‘t have this one! Now I‘ll move back to audio because I really enjoy them! Still this one was very fun and Flavia makes me laugh often!
Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes for my surgery. Recovery is going well, and I‘ve been able to finish this book. It is my favorite Flavia mystery yet. There‘s a little less “perils of Pauline” feeling, but it opens up some new questions about Flavia‘s family. A good mystery, and a delightful cast of characters. Looking forward to the next in the series.
We are home from vacation. I have the laundry mostly caught up, restocked the refrigerator, and am getting things organized in prep for surgery and recovery next week. I have to do a webinar on plant identification this afternoon, but then I plan to sit down with the tagged book. What I really want to do is go back to the mountains and do some more hiking. Picture is on the trail at Brasstown Bald.
Fourth book in the delightful Flavia de Luce series which could not only be included in a collection of #redbooks but is also actually set during Christmas! 🎄 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
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Who is in charge of stickers on books? 😤This one is difficult to remove and of course it‘s right over the title. Pray I don‘t ruin the cover. 😥😅 got this for $1.50 though! Hope you all had a great Sunday, and have an easy Monday! 🥰
Another enchanting romp with Flavia de Luce 😊 We meet celebrities along with some of our old favorites all trapped inside Buckshaw by a xmas snowstorm during the filming of a movie. We see some kindness between the sisters heretofore unknown-now whether this is a xmas aberration or a change we‘ll have to see. I love Flavia‘s not all kosher methods of figuring things out & we get fireworks! What more could one ask for? Harooo!!!
Another audiobook read; book 4 in the series. Celebrities descend on Buckshaw over Christmas, and Flavia has to solve a murder, this time in her own house. Flavia had a few moments in this one that she behaves in a sympathetic light...she‘s usually showing how brainy she is. But, it was a hint of slight maturity. Placing the next audiobook on hold right now.
I quite enjoyed this 4th Flavia novel although it wasn‘t that much about the actual murder but more about Flavia and her family. I still love Flavia‘s humour and I enjoy reading about the emotional moments in her family when she, her father or her sisters open up a little bit. Btw, I first realised that the books are named after lines from the poems quoted on the first pages! Never noticed this before as the German editions have different titles.
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Laptop battery died, forgot charger at office...
Blanket and a book it is then.
My favourite Flavia book so far.
Which is your favourite?
Money, to Daffy, meant books, and even though Buckshaw contained more books than the Bishop‘s Lacey Free Library, to my sister, it was not enough.
“Books are like oxygen to a deep-sea diver,” she had once said. “Take them away and you might as well begin counting the bubbles.”
Eleven year-old Flavia can manufacture explosives for firecrackers. When I was 11 I was lucky if I could crochet a half decent pot holder:
“I had concocted the gunpowder myself with nitre, sulphur, charcoal, and a happy heart. When working with explosives, I‘ve found that attitude is everything.”
Daffy, as always, was draped over a chair in the library, with Bleak House on her knees.
“Don‘t you ever get tired of that book?” I asked.
“Certainly not!” she snapped. “It‘s so like my own dismal life that I can‘t tell the difference between reading and not reading.”
Imagine my surprise when I went to pick a “fun” book for the next few days, only to discover that the next in this delightful series is actually set at Christmas time!
For once I‘m pleased to be behind in a series!
Drove to Grand Forks today for shopping. Finished up this book and started the next. I love listening to Flavia. She‘s so precocious. Haha. It was a windy and cold day. This is what my drive looked like. #winter
I stopped reading the Flavia books after A Red Herring Without Mustard because they seemed to lose their way. This one benefits of tighter narrative structure, and since it‘s shorter than the usual books, being almost a Christmas special, is better than most.
#BooksAcrossOceans #day12 #SixWordSaturday I've just realised, after sorting through my book titles, that most titles are of an uneven number. There's plenty of 3 or 5 word titles, but not that many 6 word ones. Maybe it's an alliteration thing, odd number titles seem to roll off the tongue better.
#SplashIntoSummerReads #day17 #Clouds There's clouds in the cover of this Flavia DeLuce novel & clouds in the sky raining on me. I love the contrast between the snow covered cover & the green green yard. So pretty.☁️🌧☁️🌳🌲🌳
#JuneTunz #day6 #BrokedownPalace Flavia deLuce's home, Buckshaw is totally a broke down palace. A once beautiful grand manor in England, declining finances have meant it's gradually falling into disrepair. It even rains in Flavia's bedroom & she has plans of turning the bottom floor of her wing into an ice skating rink because the heat doesn't work anymore. From the outside the place looks gorgeous, but inside it's still Victorian era mostly.