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Mrs_B
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Phryne Fisher is fabulous - I loved reading this mystery. It was worth it just for the descriptions of her clothes alone!

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Mrs_B
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I saw this at the library and was reminded of @Lizpixie and her Phryne marathon. If @Lizpixie is re-reading the whole series then they must be good! I‘ve not read any of this series before and I‘m excited to start.

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Mrs_B
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These books are so peculiar but I‘m definitely getting into them more. I think this is the best so far, good story line and a satisfying conclusion. The photos are great - add a dimension to the story, although they can feel forced on occasion.

Yoshi-and-a-book Come on!!! There‘s more!? And I just got the first one. Just when I though I was keeping up with the Joneses. Delightful. 👍❤️ 2d
Mrs_B @Yoshi-and-a-book I know what you mean! I‘ve got the next one (book 4, which I think is the most recent) out the library ready but I need a break before I start. I can recommend persevering with the series though, I didn‘t rate the first one. 2d
Mrs_B @Yoshi-and-a-book ok I googled it. According to Wikipedia there are 5 out - the 5th came out in January. The first three make a trilogy, then book 4 is the start of a new trilogy. Worth it though! 2d
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Mrs_B
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

⛄️ I love a good romance
⛄️⛄️ yummy thick warming homemade soup
⛄️⛄️⛄️UK here is cloudy and a bit grey, although miraculously dry so far. High‘s of 8C.

Eggs Soup Glorious Soup 🥣 Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Pickpick

Brilliant book - gripping from beginning to end. Lots of twists I didn‘t see coming - I‘m excited to read the rest in the series. Considering this is a book about death it‘s not particularly gruesome, I thought it was clever to see the different scythe‘s approaches. Would definitely recommend.

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Mrs_B
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Wow. What a book - read it in one sitting. Story of Michael and his wife Elizabeth, Michael is a wealthy gentlemen then one day his behaviour appears to change...
Very chilling story, fast paced.

ljuliel Sounds good 👍🏼 5d
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Mrs_B
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Pickpick

Book two of “the one” trilogy. Really enjoying this series - well written, fast paced.
I can‘t wait to read the final one in the series. Hopefully I‘ll be able to request it from the library and it‘ll be in soon.

Buchbeeg I'm not usually a big fan of Nora Robert's, but this series is amazing! 5d
Mrs_B @Buchbeeg I‘ve not read anything else by her before, really impressed by this series so far. *Need* to find out what happens next though! 5d
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Mrs_B
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Just finished this book. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, I honestly wasn‘t convinced zombies were gonna be my thing. Flew through the last 10 chapters - couldn‘t put it down!

#plc #ParanormalLoveCrew

ElizaMarie Thats how I felt too when I read it. I didn't think Zombies would be my thing. But I really enjoyed this one! 1w
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My husband‘s flight has been cancelled (uk storms) so he‘s back home working instead - I‘m secretly happy he‘s staying home for another night 🤫. So we are snuggled up on the sofa eating sweets while he catches up on work and I finally start this months #plc #paranormallovecrew book which finally arrived! Yay!

AkashaVampie Awesome sweetie! I hope u love it! 2w
Mrs_B @AkashaVampie so far so good - I really like the pace, I‘m only a few pages in and so much has happened already 2w
ElizaMarie What kind of sweets are those? At first I thought they looked like just the marshmallow parts of lucky charms 2w
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Mrs_B @ElizaMarie they‘re fruit salad softies. Yummy! 2w
AkashaVampie @Mrs_B I'm on chapter 12 I believe. I need to get back to it. I haven't had time to read at night becuz my little guy hasn't been going to bed until later 2w
ElizaMarie They look super interesting! 2w
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Mrs_B
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Even though I wasn‘t convinced by the first in this series I wanted to give the second a go. This was a much better read for me - lots of action and a twist I didn‘t see coming. I‘ll definitely read the third now.

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Sorry I‘m late @Coleen_Nieto missed this yesterday - thank you for the tag! 1. I‘m looking forward to Artemis Fowl coming out - I‘ve loved the books since I was a teenager. 2. I like all three for different times audio for chores and commuting, ebooks for travel but physical books are definitely the best. 3. I cried yesterday at a video of a child hearing his parents for the first time. 4. I‘ll tag next week!

Coleen_Nieto @Mrs_B thanks for playing! I love your uplifting headline! 2w
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Daunt Books - Marylebone | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Two hours to spare until I meet friends for a party, couldn‘t resist an opportunity to visit a book shop... 😍

Suet624 Gorgeous bookstore! 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser Omg!! Where is this? Amazing bookstore! 2w
Mrs_B @Curiouser_and_curiouser it‘s in Marylebone in London, they arrange their books by country of origin rather than type which is really fun. 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Mrs_B 😮😮😮 wow! Looks like a beautiful shop to visit 2w
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Mrs_B
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This book follows Arram as he trains to be a mage - it‘s more a collection of anecdotes about his time at school rather than an overarching story - but that meant it worked really well for me as an audiobook for my commute. The three main characters were very good. I liked the reader - she changed her voice as the main character grew older which was a nice touch!

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Betrayed | P C Cast
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Mehso-so

I was going to give up on this after the first few chapters, I found I struggled to understand the characters and the story line was weak. However, the story picked up and had a fantastic ending.

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Mrs_B
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this so much, but I found I just didn‘t get sucked into the story as much as I thought I would. However, the photographs were a nice touch.

ljuliel Cool cover ! I read it back when it came out and highly enjoyed the photos, but found the book so-so . Certain books, I either think I‘m too old to “ get” them, or maybe they‘re just not the sort I‘d like if I were younger. 3w
Mrs_B @ljuliel this book feels like something I should like but something just didn‘t work for me. Have you tried any others in the series? 3w
ljuliel No, just the first one .. I did read his other one with mostly photos. I liked it. Called 3w
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Mrs_B
Ivory | Lola Dodge
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Short super-human romance. Quick easy read - and it was nice to have a warrior heroine. Sometimes wish I was tall and blonde and badass!

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The Salt Path | Raynor Winn
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Not ashamed to say I shed a tear at the end. Such a powerful book and a story that needed telling about the hidden homeless. Makes me feel very blessed and lucky - and acts as a reminder not to take anything for granted. However, I am now craving fish and chips.

Scochrane26 An author I love recommended this on insta, then my librarians recommended it on their podcast. So, I guess I should read it. 3w
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The King's Justice | E. M. Powell
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I‘m not usually one for whodunnit‘s, especially not historical ones, but for some reason this appealed today. I was ready to bail after the first two chapters (bit graphic) but persevered and was pleasantly surprised. Stanton was a very likeable character and Barling grows on you. Well written and I did not guess at all who was the murderer!

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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Really enjoyed this - some parts were quite violent but it wasn‘t over the top. Had a lazy breakfast this morning so I could finish it - now running late for my volunteer work, oopps. @Ddzmini you were right - I‘m going to the library as well to get the sequel!

Mrs_B TRAGEDY. The library catalogue said the next book was in but the librarian and I couldn‘t find it on the shelves. She suspects it‘s been stolen. Who would do such a thing from a library? ☹️ 4w
Ddzmini @Mrs_B 😲😵wow really that‘s so wrong I can‘t even say anything 😳🤨 4w
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Mrs_B
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Just finished this audiobook. So many ups and downs - the stories about the bees and her grandfather are fascinating (I appreciate bees even more now) but interspersed with the tragic stories about her mother‘s mental illness. 🐝 🐝 🐝

Mrs_B Forgot to say - audiobook reader is ok except when she speaks a child‘s voice - for some reason she reads it quickly and insincerely, very bizarre. 1mo
Suet624 I was surprised by how much I liked this book. 1mo
Mrs_B @Suet624 I thought it was very well written - so many ups and downs. I‘ve had to have honey all week now too! 1mo
Suet624 I definitely wanted to find a few bees to hug. 😀😀 1mo
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Year One | Nora Roberts
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Book and bath time, #bathread
@Ddzmini I‘m going for one of your picks!

Ddzmini Hope you have the other two in the series it‘s a great read 📖💁🏼‍♀️ 1mo
SmartSassery I can't take a book into a bath. I drop them. lol 4w
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Influential Magic | Deanna Chase
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This book flows better as you get into it, it took me a while to get into the ‘world‘ and I still don‘t quite understand the dynamic between the magical creatures and the humans. I‘d love to be friends with Phoebe though - she sounds awesome! #plc #paranormallovecrew

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Mrs_B
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Been listening to an old favourite to send me to sleep. Artemis Fowl has been my favourite for a long while - I love Mulch, I think he‘s a great character.

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Influential Magic | Deanna Chase
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Just joined #plc #paranormallovecrew. Thank you @AkashaVampie for posting about it. Excited to start on January‘s book! I love this genre and am so grateful to find others who love it too and can recommend awesome books.

AkashaVampie Ur welcome sweetie!!! It's my favorite genre so I love to spread it to others! Hope u like the book! 1mo
Mrs_B @AkashaVampie loving it so far, maybe too much, think it means I may abandon my chores today. Oopps... 😂 1mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I really enjoyed the story - and thought the ending was great, wouldn‘t you love to visit it? I actually bought it for a friend as a Birthday present yesterday! It probably works better as a physical book than as an audiobook - did get a bit lost in a couple of places when I‘d tuned out and missed an important part, but I understand why people adore it.

Letora I think I need to try this again as an actual book. I did audio and just couldn't get into it. 1mo
Mrs_B @Letora I could see why, I think if you tune out for the wrong minute you could get very lost with what‘s going on. Let me know if it works better for you as a physical book - I might re-read it too in summer. (edited) 1mo
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Foyles | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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After @wanderinglynn ‘s post about Foyles I couldn‘t believe I‘d never been! So I dropped in today with a friend I was visiting in London. Came away so inspired with books I want to read, and have earmarked several for presents later in the year. I also may have bought myself one for the train ride home... Thank you for the inspiration litsy!!! You‘re genuinely all changing my life.

wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! Isn‘t it a lovely bookstore. ❤️📚 Thanks to @Mitch for recommending it to me! 1mo
Mitch It‘s the most wonderful place. Glad you enjoyed! 1mo
Mrs_B Thank you @Mitch! I could have spent a very long time and a lot of money there! 1mo
Mitch @Mrs_B It‘s a dangerous place! 1mo
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Mrs_B
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Well they‘re not wrong! 😂

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Mrs_B
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Swotting up on some Shakespeare before I go to the RSC - was bought gift vouchers for Christmas to see a play in Stratford. (Husband is awesome!) Definitely need to do some more research before I book. I sadly know very little about Shakespeare other than what I learnt at school...

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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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I enjoyed this shadowhunters story more as it went on - picked up the action towards the end. I enjoyed getting to know Emma and the other characters. Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Really enjoying this book - not what I expected at all! I keep listening to it as I‘m commuting and secretly hoping I get stuck in traffic so I can listen for longer...

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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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So last time I read two shadowhunter books in a row I got a bit of shadowhunter fatigue. BUT I then discovered James Marsters narrates the next after this in this series, now I need to read this one because I want to listen to SPIKE!!! 😂 Got the audiobook on reserve from the library so have two weeks to get through the first.. p.s. sorry for the shadowhunters spamming - I‘ll read something different soon!

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The Red Scrolls of Magic | Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
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Pickpick

Nice easy read for a Sunday afternoon. Love Magnus and Alec and it was so much fun to spend more time with their story.

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The Red Scrolls of Magic | Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
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Yay! More Magnus!!!
Seem to be on a bit of a shadowhunters binge at the minute, I know I‘m not going to be happy until I‘ve read them all...

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Mrs_B
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Mehso-so

This was a collection of essays - there were about 3 I really enjoyed - mainly the ones explaining psychology experiments. I got a bit bored of the author talking about his various experiences, just didn‘t work for me in this case.

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A Place Called Here | Cecelia Ahern
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I am obsessed with Douglas Adams‘ idea of a pen planet - where all unattended pens must vanish, so the blurb on this book caught my eye - review on litsy look OK so let‘s give it a go!

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Mrs_B
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Has really made me rethink consumerism and modern technology - has inspired me to take care of nature more and think more carefully about every purchase. The book was more a collection of the authors musings which made for a good audiobook to pick up and put down - well read by the author in his lovely Irish accent.

jenniferw88 Just used an Audible credit on this - you had me at Irish accent! 😂 1mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Started this audiobook on my way to work this morning. Getting sucked in already. Also the first book I‘m reading because someone recommended it on Litsy which is exciting! Thank you @MidnightBookGirl
I‘ve not heard Jim Dale read a book before and I‘m impressed so far.

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Mrs_B
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Back at work today so listening to audiobooks on the way to and from work - really enjoying this one so far - the authors Irish accent is so lovely to listen to.

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Clockwork Princess | Cassandra Clare
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I found this book had a lot more action than the other two which I really enjoyed. It was nice to see all sorts of things clicking into place within the storyline - including linking to the mortal instruments series. Worth finishing - thank you to my husband who made dinner for me because I was determined to finish the last few pages!!!

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Clockwork Princess | Cassandra Clare

In hindsight, should have left some time between reading the second and third book - struggling to stay committed to it!

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Interesting quote from Pascal, food for thought...

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Mrs_B
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Somehow this one seems important to read today...

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Clockwork Princess | Cassandra Clare
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Just got time for a few pages on book three before I get up to go to my volunteer work this morning. Might take a bit longer to get through this one, don‘t want to go back to work on Monday!!!

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Clockwork Prince | Cassandra Clare
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Not much action but still a good read and nice to carry on Tessa‘s story, also good to see more of Magnus Bane. Looking forward to the third instalment.

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Clockwork Prince | Cassandra Clare
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Found myself with a spare hour so thought I‘d continue Tessa‘s story! Gotta love ebooks that you can just download so quickly!

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Mrs_B
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Time for something a bit different. Listening to this as an audiobook while I get on with some chores and stop procrastinating!
Borrowed for free from BorrowBox via my local library.

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Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare
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This took a bit of getting into, but the pace definitely picked up and felt more reminiscent of the Mortal Instruments. I‘ll definitely read the others in the clockwork series. This was the first time I‘d used BorrowBox to read an ebook - can definitely recommend it for anyone with a library card who has access.

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Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare
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Fancied something easy to read to while away the afternoon so thought I‘d give this a go. Borrowed it for free from BorrowBox run by my local library. Loved the Mortal Instruments series - I hope this is just as good.

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Currently reading Alchemy - loving the foot notes. This was on my Christmas list after watching Rory Surherland‘s TED talks - it‘s absolutely fascinating!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
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