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An Unfortunate Demise | Blythe Baker
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A lady‘s maid solves a murder while recovering from a murder in book 1. It could have described what happened in book 1 rather than assuming the books were read in order. Ladies‘ maids are always meek so I find these stories frustrating but it was well told even so. A fine book for its genre.

#20in4 #31by31 #autumnatoz #autumnbingo2022 #bodycountbingo #litsyatoz #octoberreadathon #promptmaze #spookoween #witchathon #scarathlon #teamslaughter

TheSpineView Awesome 1d
Catsandbooks Terrific! 🧡 1d
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1d
Texreader @Andrew65 Thanks for hosting! I've had a nasty headache, so I'm very happy I got one book already under my belt!! And I started Good Omens on audio last night, and read some of Powers of Darkness. 1d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1d
Clwojick Way to go! 🖤 20h
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A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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For the month of October, each letter completed counts 10 points! Finish any unique lucky 13 letters and that‘s 50 points! Winner gift tbd. Tag #autumnatoz & me for all posts to get credit. Play along with #scarathlon!

I‘m new to hosting a readathon so please ask questions or give me helpful hints. I can‘t wait to see y‘all play!

And thanks to the incredible @BookishMarginalia who hosted the inaugural and the best #LitsyAtoZ challenge!

Bookwormjillk Fun! I have 4 letters left in my 2022 challenge but they‘re the hard ones so maybe I‘ll start over for yours 😂 6d
Texreader @Bookwormjillk What do you have left? I‘ve been very creative and might be able to help 6d
Clwojick @Bookwormjillk Not sure if this is your thing, but I always check out comics/graphic novels etc for letters that I‘m super stuck on. 6d
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Clwojick And I‘ll add this to the event list I have going for Scarathlon! 6d
Bookwormjillk @Texreader V, X, and Z. I‘ve just been filling them in without trying as I go along might will have to be more deliberate now. Thought I was missing U but realized I read Under the Dome in August. (edited) 6d
StayCurious This is great! 6d
Bookwormjillk @Clwojick I‘ll read anything! 6d
Clwojick For V I read Vladimir by Julia May Jones and Vendetta by Fern Michaels. For X I read Xoxo by Axie Oh and X by Sue Grafton and for Z I read Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. 🖤 @Bookwormjillk 6d
DanaManiac This sounds fun! 6d
Bookwormjillk @Clwojick thanks! I read your X and Z last year, but will look at Vladimir and Vendetta! 6d
Texreader @DanaManiac I hope you‘ll play. Every book counts!! 6d
Texreader @Clwojick Thanks for adding to the #scarathlon event list!! 6d
DanaManiac @Texreader Yes, I will be! 🧡🖤 6d
Catsandbooks This sounds so fun! Thanks for hosting Karen! 6d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This looks fun!! And just checking - 10pts per letter completed, and if we check off any 13 letters, it's a bonus 50pts? 6d
Texreader @TheAromaofBooks You got it!! 6d
TheAromaofBooks Okay, perfect!! At first I thought there was a specific group of 13 letters to get the bonus points, so that's where I confused myself 😂 5d
DebinHawaii I am in! Thanks for hosting! 1d
Texreader @DebinHawaii Fantastic!! Have fun and good luck! 1d
Texreader @DebinHawaii Fantastic!! Have fun and good luck! 1d
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The Judge Hunter | Christopher Buckley
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A terrific jaunt across English and New England history: a nitwit is sent to the colonies to hunt down two judges who‘d signed King Charles I‘s death warrant and instead he stumbles into far bigger, interesting, and terrifying intrigues. A unique take on the earliest history of New York, in which the larger facts are true but the smaller pieces are a fun (& sad) imagining of what happened behind the scenes. Highly recommended. #letterJ #litsyatoz

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In Xanadu | William Dalrymple
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The author recreated Marco Polo‘s trek from the Vatican to Xanadu. His own trek through tyrannical Iran and communist China was likely as perilous as Polo‘s. It‘s an interesting travelogue but not as well written as Bernard Ollivier‘s books about walking the Silk Road. The narrator spoke so softly & fast I had to slow the audiobook down & hike the volume. There also were odd musical interludes that just didn‘t work. #letterX #litsyatoz

Texreader @Bookwormjillk This was book for X and it is also very short and really interesting. If you do audio, less than 3 hours. Just turn up the volume and slow it down. @Clwojick @StayCurious 6d
Bookwormjillk @Texreader thanks ☺️ 6d
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In Xanadu | William Dalrymple
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I‘ll start this audiobook tomorrow for #litsyatoz #letterX

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October, October | Katya Balen
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Here are the readathons I plan to participate in, so far at least, for #scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter:

#witchathon #31by31 #spookoween and of course my ongoing readathons for #foodandlit2022 #readingafrica2022 #litsyatoz and #chunksterchallenge2022

wanderinglynn So many awesome events happening in Oct! 🎃🖤 2w
mdm139 Thanks for sharing! I look forward to seeing your witchy reads 2w
Clwojick Yes!!!! I have my Haiti book downloaded already! 2w
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TheSpineView Thanks for sha6and playing along! Good luck! 2w
Librarybelle Yay!!! 2w
Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing! 🧡 2w
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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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Three siblings at three Thanksgivings: we listen as their relationships with significant others and with each other transform over time. From births, death, and family trauma, this novella demonstrates well how we deal with massive changes in our lives and the lives of people we are close to, for better or worse. Very well done: writing and narrating. #litsyatoz #letterY

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The Visit | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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There is no more pertinent book right now than this one, and it should be your excuse to join Audible* so you can listen to it. This is a world where men's reproductive rights are substantially limited by law, and men are at the mercy of powerful women. For example, pharmaceutical drugs are designed with women in mind, so imagine if you can, men may be taking medication that is not designed for their bodies!! This book is absolutely brilliant! ⬇

Texreader #readingafrica2022 #Nigeria #litsyatoz #letterV *Also available as a pretty cheap ebook (edited) 3w
Librarybelle I may have to listen to this one! 3w
Texreader @Librarybelle Added incentive: it‘s very short 3w
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Zoes_Human I have this one in my Audible library and am looking forward to it even more now! 3w
Texreader @Bookwormjillk This is THE book to read for V. It‘s very short (if you do audio it‘s 50 minutes) and it‘s absolutely brilliant. @Clwojick @StayCurious (edited) 6d
Bookwormjillk @Texreader sounds so interesting thanks! 6d
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A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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#LitsyAtoZ challenge update, part 1

I loved the tagged book when the kids were babies. Well, I love everything by Sandra Boynton.

KristiAhlers Look at you go! 3w
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