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sarahbellum
November's End | Heather McVea
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Well, I completely whiffed my reading goals for November. Between traveling and personal stuff, I‘m surprised I managed to finish anything.
✅ 1 #roll100 title
✅ 3 audiobooks, one of which was my #bookspin
✅ 2/4 from my TBR
✅ 4 years added to #192025
🚫 1 DNF

I‘m midway through 3 books right now, so hoping my Dec reading will look a bit more robust 🤞

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Librarybelle
Death of a Hollow Man | Caroline Graham
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One more book read in November…book two in the Inspector Barnaby/Midsomer Murders series. How delightful! You can just feel how exasperated Barnaby is at times when questioning suspects - John Hopkins does an amazing narration! If you‘re a fan of the TV series, I highly recommend the book series! #192025 #1989

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kwmg40
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In November, I filled in 6 more slots in the #192025 challenge, including a couple from the very early years! @Librarybelle

Librarybelle You‘re doing so well! 2d
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TheAromaofBooks
Let Me Call You Sweetheart | Mary Higgins Clark
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Okay, final review for this morning! It's been a binge!! I picked this one up because I needed a 1995 title for the #19822022 challenge, and this ended up being one of my favorite MHC books I have read yet. Snappy pacing with short chapters kept me going. I really like Kerry a lot and appreciated her struggle with whether or not to keep pursuing the case. The red herrings were spot-on, and I didn't guess the murderer until almost the very end.⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) This will also fill the 1995 slot for #192025 I am so enjoying both these challenges @Librarybelle !! 5d
Librarybelle Hooray! I need to read more of MHC‘s books! 5d
Ruthiella I binged MHC books in the early part of this century. I can‘t read her anymore but I really enjoyed her then. 4d
UwannaPublishme Love MHC! 🙌🏻 I‘m about to dive into her memoir. 3d
TheAromaofBooks @UwannaPublishme - Ooooo that sounds intriguing!! I can't wait to hear how you like it! 2d
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jenniferw88
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#1996 #192025 @Librarybelle

#alternativetitle #52bookclub2022

The only reason this isn't 5 stars is that it's basically taken me a month to read it... it's so slow!

Librarybelle I‘ve yet to read anything by Fraser! 5d
ravenlee I‘m reading The Year of Lear, and have been surprised by how much of the book is about the Gunpowder Plot. I knew almost nothing about it (standard two sentences in kiddo‘s history book, basically) and it‘s fascinating. This one appeals because of that, but I wonder if it would feel redundant. Of course, it could be years before I get to it, and by then it would all be new to me! 😆 5d
jenniferw88 @ravenlee tbh, I'm not surprised that the Year of Lear features the Gunpowder Plot heavily - it was the year immediately after it, and all the trials/executions took place then. 5d
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jenniferw88 @ravenlee I don't think it would feel redundant - it focuses on the lead up and aftermath as well as the main plot. 5d
ravenlee Good to know - I‘ll add it to my list! I was surprised because I expected Year of Lear to be about Shakespeare, and it‘s much more about James and his reign. Which makes sense, as it‘s Shakespeare‘s world and what influenced him, it just wasn‘t what I thought. And it‘s very good, even for someone who just dabbles in the bard‘s works. 5d
jenniferw88 @ravenlee if you want, email me (irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk) your address and I'll send the book on, as I had it second-hand and I'm not likely to read it again. 5d
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kwmg40
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Fourth book finished for #NovelNovember. @Andrew65

I enjoyed this suspenseful ghost story set in a haunted house. It feels very much like a classic gothic story from the 19th century, though it was written in 1983.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#192025 #1983 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Oh! Stacking! 5d
batsy Recently read this and really enjoyed it! Perfectly spooky. 5d
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kwmg40 @Librarybelle I hope you enjoy it. It's a nice quick read. 4d
kwmg40 @batsy It's very spooky and atmospheric indeed! 4d
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for stopping by! 4d
Andrew65 A true classic, well done 👏👏👏 3d
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kwmg40
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Third book finished for #NovelNovember. @Andrew65

I loved this memoir by Stephen King. The tips on writing are useful, but I liked even more his comments on his most well known books and his honest thoughts about his fight with alcoholism and his recovery from a near-fatal accident.

#NonfictionNovember
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#192025 #2000 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle I didn‘t realize he got so personal in the book! 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
kwmg40 @Librarybelle I'd read this book in print but also borrowed the audiobook from my library, as it includes interviews with his sons. These give even more insights into his personal life. 4d
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the encouragement! 4d
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3d
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Sresendez12
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This one just didn‘t do it for me. I didn‘t really like the characters from the beginning and the ending felt rushed. It was a quick read though. I just wanted more! #192025 #2021 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle At least it was a quick read! 6d
monalyisha Hi there! I just saw your #AuldLangSyne registration. I‘m going to need to delete it, unfortunately, because you haven‘t entered the titles and authors for your books… try again but quickly! There are only a few spots left! 5d
Sresendez12 @monalyisha 🤦🏼‍♀️that was my tiredness coming through! Got it in and fingers crossed there is still a spot! Thanks for giving me the heads up! 5d
monalyisha @Sresendez12 All set! Relieved you saw my note in time. Phew! Only 1 spot left! 5d
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kwmg40
A Man's Head | Georges Simenon
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Second book finished for #NovelNovember! @Andrew65

This installment of the Maigret series has the most exciting start of the ones I've read so far, with a condemned prisoner escaping from his cell.

I also watched the TV adaptation with Bruno Cremier, which was good though melodramatic. The characters drank a lot of Manhattans in the Parisian bar!

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#192025 #1931 @Librarybelle

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7d
Librarybelle Yay! Another year off the list! 7d
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