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Andrew65

Joined January 2017

‘A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone‘ Tyrion Lannister
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Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
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Today I‘m posting the optional part of the #WinterReadathon, which is the Bingo. Above is the bingo card & the aim is to try to find those words in your reading during the Readathon.

One of the aims is to cover the whole board, or individual lines but we‘ve also got some separate weekly challenges too.

These are detailed below starting each week with a blank bingo card, remember this is optional but helps generate some fun in the reading.👇

Andrew65 1st - 7th Dec : Four Corner words covered
8th- 14th Dec : Top, middle and Bottom Horizontal Line
15th - 21st Dec : Outer Edge (Frame)
21st - 28th Dec : First, third and fifth Vertical Line
28th - 5th Kiss (x shape, 2 diagonal lines going from corners)

These will be on top of trying to get a full House.
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Andrew65 For anyone who wants it we are putting in a non-competitive point scoring system. More details of the points you can win will follow, including for bingos in #BookSpin for example.

For the Bingo :

If you complete any of the weekly bingo challenges you can earn 100 pts for each one;

For completing a full house over the whole Readathon (all words covered) you can earn 250 pts.
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Andrew65 There is also a word search option too and you can earn 5pts for every time you find any of the words in your reading. So for example if you find the word December in your reading 30 times that would earn you 150 points.

Hope all this is clear but please ask if any clarification is needed on any points, there is no such thing as a stupid question.
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TheBookHippie Yay!!!! 10m
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Hope it‘s clear enough. 8m
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 I did a screen shot clear enough for me! 7m
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie That‘s great. Thanks 😍 (edited) 5m
JenReadsAlot I'm joining this fun! now
MaGoose I may not join in the bingo this time. But it looks like fun now
Librariana @Andrew65 Oh, this is so fabulous, Mr. Andrew! I'm with @TheBookHippie on this one and have already taken a screenshot 😁 Your instructions are superb 👏💜📚 now
Andrew65 @Librariana Phew 🥵 Thanks 😍 now
Tove_Reads I‘ve just finished a book set in Lapland in the winter and it‘s about reindeers. 🤷🏼 now
Andrew65 @MaGoose That‘s fine it‘s just an optional extra for anyone who wants to join in. Also fine for others to join even if they don‘t want to take part in the Readathon. 😍 (edited) now
Nelnjali Oh this looks so fun! Thanks for doing this. I will definitely be joining in. now
TheSpineView I have some books set aside for the various December reading challenges. I just need to get everything organized. now
Andrew65 @TheSpineView How are you 🥰 now
TheSpineView @Andrew65 On the mend. Still very tired and I cough evey time I talk. The Doc said my breathing will improve over time. Thanks for asking! now
Andrew65 @TheSpineView It does take a long time to recover, but you‘re on the road and no doubt the medication helping. Sending love and best wishes 🥰 Been through it twice with my wife. (edited) now
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These are the Christmas and Winter themed books I am hoping to get to during the #WinterReadathon.

This will be complemented by some more traditional Mystery and Crime books.

@DieaReader @Ghabi4roses

DieAReader Looking good🤗🤓📚♥️ 13h
Andrew65 @DieAReader Definitely bright colourful covers. 13h
TheBookHippie It‘s so colorful and whimsy!!! 11h
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julesG Totally forgot about the Christmas Sherlock book by Lovegrove. It's been on my TBR for a while. I'll have to put it on my readathon TBR. Thanks for the reminder. 6h
Andrew65 @julesG Glad to be of help 😁 Will be interested to see what you think of it. 2h
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Love that word whimsy and totally sums it up. See how long before I get fed up of whimsy. 2h
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 😂😂😂😂😅. 10m
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Walls and books may be in danger which is worrying as many of these are ebooks. 😳 6m
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A bit late but this is my final tally for the #NovelNovember Readathon.

✔️ Read 9 / 9 Books

✔️ Read 3439 / 3000 Pages

My most successful Readathon for a long time, helped by the company of friends. 🥰

Ruthiella Well done! 👍 14h
Suet624 Congrats!! 13h
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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In preparation for the #WinterReadathon that starts on Thursday what are your favourite Winter / Holiday / Christmas Films and TV programmes?

What are your favourite themed adaptations from book to film?

Keep an eye out for the bingo card we will be publishing for the Readathon with key themed words to hunt out in your reading.

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Bookjunkie57 Christmas Vacation, A Charlie Brown Christmas and The Holiday are must watches for me. 18h
julesG Die Hard, we watch it every year. And ses, I know it's not a Christmas film, but it's set at Christmas. 18h
Librarybelle This is always the time of year I think about Louisa May Alcott‘s Little Women. 18h
Andrew65 @Bookjunkie57 Love The Holiday. 18h
AnneCecilie Home Alone 1 and 2 18h
wanderinglynn @julesG Die Hard is totally a Christmas movie!!! 18h
Andrew65 I‘m a Sucker for Love Actually, and Especially Bill Nighy singing Christmas Is All Around. https://youtu.be/t_KI-mRyE_0 18h
Andrew65 Also love It‘s A Wonderful Life, makes me cry every time. 18h
wanderinglynn I love the classics—White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), It‘s A Wonderful Life, & The Bishop‘s Wife 18h
SamAnne Looking forward to this readathon. Thanks @Andrew65! Elf. It‘s a Wonderful Life. 18h
MaGoose A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim, especially the colorized version. And White Christmas with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. 18h
wanderinglynn Modern movies—I too love The Holiday & Love Actually, and also Scrooged, The Grinch (animated), & the Nightmare Before Christmas 18h
EadieB I love Christmas Chronicles 1&2 18h
Andrew65 @EadieB They‘re not ones I know, calling Mr Google 🤣 17h
Bookwormjillk I absolutely love The Grinch with Jim Carey. According to my kids I am the only one. 17h
PageShifter No one has said Gremlins so I have to be the one 😃😃😃 17h
PuddleJumper Arthur Christmas and Christmas Carol Goes Wrong 17h
julesG @wanderinglynn It is. But lots of people say it isn't. 17h
Clwojick Elf and The Grinch get watched every year. We also love Jingle All the Way. ❤️ 17h
TheBookHippie Little Women -Winona Ryder NOT the new one and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Also 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😵‍💫😅👀 Christmas Vacation I love, but not a book. 💀😝 16h
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk I love that Grinch the best!! 16h
Elizabeth2 We love to watch A Christmas Story. Watch it every year on repeat on Christmas Eve as we wrap the final presents. “You‘ll shoot your eye out!” I‘m excited for the new movie. 😁 16h
TheBookHippie Ohhh Preachers Wife Whitney Houston!!!! And Queen Latifa Last Holiday. 16h
TheBookHippie @julesG didn‘t that come out on Christmas Day?! And yes it‘s a Christmas movie. 16h
TheBookHippie @AnneCecilie I agree but NOT 3, 4 or the others 😝 16h
TheBookHippie @PageShifter 😂😂♥️ 16h
MoonWitch94 @TheBookHippie YES! Winona Ryder one—not the new one! It‘s so great! 16h
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle me too! My grandma and I used to reread it every year!!! ♥️ 16h
MoonWitch94 White Christmas, Love Actually, Elf, & Christmas Story are my favorite films that must be watched. Muppet Christmas Carol is my favorite adaptation! 16h
MoonWitch94 @wanderinglynn YES! Nightmare Before Christmas & The Holiday are so good! 16h
TheBookHippie @MoonWitch94 OY the new one 😝🤢🤦🏻‍♀️ 16h
Bluebird I love all the classics, but have a few modern favorites I watch repeatedly: The Holiday, Last Holiday…and Die Hard 🙊 16h
julesG @TheBookHippie Just checked. It was released in July 1988. Anyway, there's Ho-Ho-Ho and Christmas trees and Christmas music = Christmas film. 😁 16h
FantasyChick Oooh fun!! My go-tos for Christmas are always The Holiday and The Muppet's Christmas Carol. It isn't Christmas until Gonzo (Dickens) tells me the story! We also usually watch Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas. Special mention to Gremlins and Child's Play too! 16h
TheBookHippie @julesG I know I saw it in the theater 😂 musta been Christmas in July 😂😂 16h
kezzlou85 I've always loved once upon a Christmas with John Dye cheesy but cute and Love actually. As a family we all love muppets Christmas Carol. 16h
Deblovestoread Same as @MaGoose plus The Holiday, The Santa Clause, and Love Actually and Miracle on 34th Street (old B & W version) 16h
CoffeeNBooks I love watching Elf every year! 15h
Andrew65 @MoonWitch94 @fantasychick @kezzlou85 Love the Muppet Christmas Carol. 15h
BookwormAHN I admit my favorites are horror movies: Krampus, Black Christmas (the original), A Christmas Horror Story, Anna and the Apocalypse 15h
Lizpixie The Family Stone, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Die Hard, Grinch. I‘m not much for mushy holiday movies! 13h
Allylu We start out by watching Miracle on 34th Street (1947) on Thanksgiving evening, and continue with the animated Grinch, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (my husband's absolute favorite), The Santa Clause (the first one), Unaccompanied Minors, It's A Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, Jack Frost, A Christmas Story, Elf, White Christmas (my Dad took me to the movies to see it when I was 5 and I have watched it every year since), and Borrowed Hearts! 13h
RebelReader The Family Stone, Die Hard, the original Grinch and original Frosty the Snowman. I‘ll watch a couple Hallmark Christmas movies with my Mom because she loves them. 13h
Allylu And we just watched The Noel Diary on Netflix the other night and it was very good. 13h
OriginalCyn620 So many! All versions of the Grinch, Elf, Christmas Vacation, the OG Miracle on 34th Street, Die Hard (yes, it‘s a Christmas movie!), and A Christmas Story are all watched every year in our household. We just watched the sequel to A Christmas Story, A Christmas Story Christmas, and it‘s really good! I also check out a few new Hallmark movies each year. 11h
wanderinglynn @julesG well those people who say it‘s not are wrong. 😉😆 11h
CaitZ My favorites are The Shop Around the Corner, Christmas in Connecticut, The Grinch, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Charlie Brown Christmas 10h
Eggs The animated Grinch with Cumberbatch, Dickens‘ Christmas Carol with Kermit, 34th St, Yes Virginia there‘s a Santa Claus, White Christmas with Danny Kaye, Christmas Story with the Leg Lamp, I could go on and on 10h
willaful @CaitZ I love “The Shop Around the Corner.“ I hate when people talk about books having a “You've Got Mail“ plot. 😁

My husband and I are planning to watch “The Muppet Christmas Carol“ this year. Neither of us was very impressed when it first came out, but it's beloved we want to give it a go. Not sure it can replace “Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol“ in my heart, though.
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AmyG My favorites….Miracle on 34th Street, Elf and Home Alone. I watch these every year at least once. 1h
TheSpineView Home Alone is my favorite though I do love The Grinch!🎄🎄🎄 now
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Fleshmarket Close | Ian Rankin
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Another winner in the Rebus Series. It may be a long book at 576 pages but it doesn‘t feel it with Ian Rankins‘s writing style. A mixture of a death of an immigrant, skeletons found in a pub cellar and a young woman going missing. Could these events be connected and has Rebus found a new woman in his life?

Book 9 finished for #NovelNovember

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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We are now 3 days away from the start of #WinterReadathon.

To help people shape up their reading for the Readathon please share below your favourite winter, holiday or Christmas themed books.

Tomorrow we will then share a post to share your favourite films or programmes.

Further details or the other activities will be shared over the next few days including the #WinterReadathon Bingo for those who want to take part in that (optional).

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julesG Off the top of my head, I really enjoyed 2d
Andrew65 If anyone would like to be added or removed from this tagging list then do please let me know. 2d
Andrew65 @julesG I really enjoyed that one last year. 2d
TheBookHippie My grandma use to read us Victorian ghost stories -so I‘m on the hunt! I watch little women and the sound of music every winter ! 2d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Still trying to get Ho,d of that. I enjoyed previous years Buddy Reads. 2d
IamIamIam @thebookhippie Check out the Valencourt collection for Victorian ghost stories!!! 2d
TheBookHippie @IamIamIam OHHHH Thankyou sooo much!!! 2d
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 lucky I found it in used bookstore 😅 2d
TheBookHippie @IamIamIam oh my word I want them all 😂♥️ 2d
IamIamIam @TheBookHippie LOL, I feel the same way!!! My husband got me the first volume and I think Santa needs to bring another one this year!! 2d
ravenlee The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a family tradition, and I love Greenglass House for a winter/Christmas read. 2d
wanderinglynn A short story collection I enjoyed last year: 2d
bnp I like Jeanette Winterson's Christmas Days: 12 stories and 12 feasts for 12 days and You better not cry by Augustine Burroughs. For those who haven't read these authors, they are not sweet all the way through. 2d
IndoorDame And my favorite children‘s is 2d
IndoorDame @IamIamIam I‘ve been looking for ghost stories this winter. Thanks! 2d
IamIamIam @IndoorDame Happy to help!! My dark & spooky heart always has trouble around this time of year, LOL 2d
IndoorDame @IamIamIam haha. same 2d
Eggs Birds‘ Christmas Carol, Richard Paul Evans‘ novels also 2d
Eggs The Birds‘ Christmas Carol, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and the Richard Paul Evans‘ books 2d
Andrew65 The Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas and Father Christmas and Me Trilogy by Matt Haig.

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MittenGirlPeach Ooohhh you‘re going to do a bingo! I was going to make a bingo card myself; this is even better. I have my winter readathon list ready! 2d
Ann_Reads I love T'was the Night Before Christmas and Other Seasonal Favorites (Metropolitan Museum of Art) -- A beautifully illustrated book of holiday poetry. Also, The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien. 2d
Deblovestoread This will be my third year for this holiday reread 2d
Deblovestoread Also you have my old name in your tag list. Please change kdgordon88 to Deblovestoread. Thank you and Happy Holidays ❄️ 2d
MaGoose Don't have a favorite Christmas read. I guess I don't read much holiday-themed stuff. 2d
rachelk My favorite is the humorous essay “Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris about his time working as an elf at Macy‘s — I‘ve read it numerous times as well as seen it performed on stage (edited) 2d
Andrew65 @Deblovestoread Thanks, it‘s quite an old list now and don‘t think some are active accounts anymore. Have changed it. 😁 2d
Monica5 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickenson 2d
Librarybelle Hmmm…I don‘t read many holiday related books. Nothing is popping up in my head! The closest to a winter theme that I really loved, which has nothing to do with winter but is set in winter, is 2d
JanuarieTimewalker13 Sounds good!! 2d
Read4life I love the Christmas Shoes book series by VanLiere. 2d
jenniferw88 This one (also a must-watch!) 2d
Eggbeater Winter and Christmas books are not really my thing. However, I want to participate and just read from my TBR. I did enjoy this funny book that was sort of Christmasy. 2d
kezzlou85 I liked in a holidaze and I have a graphic novel version of a Christmas Carol. If you like holiday romance then Debbie Macomber and Trisha Ashley are both good. 2d
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 Sarah Morgan is also good for Christmas Romances and stories. Snowed In For Christmas, The Christmas Escape, One More for Christmas, A Wedding in December, The Christmas Sisters. 2d
OriginalCyn620 This is my favorite Christmas classic! 2d
OriginalCyn620 And I loved this holiday romance from last year! 2d
CaitZ The last few years I've been enjoying Anita Hughes' holiday romances like 2d
BookwormAHN I usually reread A Christmas Carol 🎄 1d
Sresendez12 I love to read this one every year! 1d
thereadingpal I'll try to join in!!! 19h
Andrew65 @thereadingpal Great 😍 15h
CogsOfEncouragement Three authors; three stories that all come together. 10h
CogsOfEncouragement A Christmas Carol retelling - with a twist. 10h
CogsOfEncouragement I really enjoy this series. Each book can be read as a stand alone. 10h
CogsOfEncouragement The Christmas Tree Thief by Chris Grabenstein - A short story 10h
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Fleshmarket Close | Ian Rankin
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Started my last book for #NovelNovember and always good to get back to Rebus.

A big book at 576 pages so will keep me busy today.

bookaholic1 I love Rebus, lol 3d
Andrew65 @bookaholic1 One of my favourite series. 3d
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A Shetland Winter Mystery | Marsali Taylor
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This was a much more detailed book than a lot of mystery / crime books are. It took its time to patiently build up the scene, introducing you to the main characters and giving you a real flavour of Shetland, living in Shetland and the environment of the area.

It took quite a while to introduce the crimes which really then seemed to come out of nowhere as real crimes would and you saw the effect on the community.

Andrew65 There are quite a few surprises along the way and it builds up good tension towards the end of the book where everything is put together well.

Good storytelling and characterisation is maintained throughout the book. This is actually book 10 in the Shetland Sailing Mysteries Series which I hadn‘t realised when I started reading it but it holds up really well as a standalone.
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Andrew65 Overall an enjoyable book, even if it was a bit slower in pace than most of the crime books I usually read, and therefore less pacier. The book actually felt more of an experience and I would be keen to read other books in the series.

It has a list of the local vocabulary used in the book to help the reader and to keep the local flavour.

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Andrew65 A good book to read in the lead up to Christmas as it covers this period. 3d
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Tamra Oh, thank you for the suggestion! In fact just moments ago I was browsing my shelves & Kindle for a holiday mystery. 😄 3d
Tamra Not published in print here in US until January 😫, so I ordered the Kindle edition. The silver lining is I saved some $$. 3d
LeahBergen Thanks for the update! ❤️ 3d
Andrew65 @Tamra Hope you enjoy it now. 😬 3d
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7th / 8th Day of #NovelNovember summary

Day 7 : 1 book finished and 321 pages read in 6 hrs 23 mins.

Day 8 : 1 book finished and 374 pages read in 7 hrs 57 mins.

Overall :

8 / 9 Books Read :

2963 / 3000 Pages Read (268 pages ahead of schedule)

RebelReader You rock! 3d
Andrew65 @RebelReader Thanks, been my best Readathon in a long time. 😍 3d
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A Shetland Winter Mystery | Marsali Taylor
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Time to head off to the remote Shetland Islands for my next read for #NovelNovember.

A new author for me so not knowing quite what to expect.

TheSpineView Looks interesting. I'll look for your review 4d
LeahBergen This sounds good! 4d
Tamra Perfect timing & what a cover! 4d
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I really enjoyed this book, the 5th book in the series. DS Ruth Bayliss is on maternity leave so Calladine is having to cope without her, although she does still figure prominently in the book. A woman is mysteriously left dead in a remote location, and someone is going round targeting others on the estate. What is the reason for these incidents? The team have to look in the past for answers.
7th book finished for #NovelNovember.

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End of the sixth day of #NovelNovember : 1 book finished and 384 pages read in 5 hrs 58 mins.

Overall :

6 / 9 Books Read :

2268 / 3000 Pages Read (268 pages ahead of schedule)

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Time to return to another series I am reading, with book 5 in the Calladine and Bayliss Series. Always fun engaging reads.

#NovelNovember

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Rusty Nail | J. A. Konrath
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Another excellent t read in this fun series. Despite its light and fun feel, there are always some grizzly murders that happen in the books. Jack felt things were over with one case but events come back to haunt her, and puts the lives of all around her at risk. Excellent read.

6th Book finished for #NovelNovember

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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End of the fifth day of #NovelNovember : 1 book finished and 334 pages read in 6 hrs 2 mins.

Overall :

5 / 9 Books Read :

1884 / 3000 Pages Read

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Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy! | Charles M. Schulz
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Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and followers celebrating.

Have a great day.

Sleepswithbooks Happy Thanksgiving @Andrew65 🦃 6d
Monica5 Happy Thanksgiving 6d
AnneCecilie Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁 6d
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RamsFan1963 Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🦃🥧🥐 6d
Dragon Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍂💚🐉 6d
Ruthiella Happy Thanksgiving to you too! 🦃🙏 6d
Ann_Reads Wishing you a wonderful day. (❤ Snoopy!) 6d
mommyincolortv Happy Thanksgiving! 6d
Bookzombie Happy Thanksgiving! 6d
curiouserandcurioser @Andrew65 Happy Thanksgiving! Snoopy!! 6d
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Rusty Nail | J. A. Konrath
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Really enjoying this series, which I discovered last month. Now onto book 3.

Greatly entertaining, pacy and with sone great characterisation and usually a grisly murder or two.

#NovelNovember

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The Winter Garden | Nicola Cornick
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Another book by this author I loved. Good backstory building up to the Gunpowder Plot in 1605, and ghostly element to the current timeline. Can they heal the ghost‘s pain and reveal The Winter Garden.

Very engaging book with some great characters and events. Quite sad in places.

4th book finished for #NovelNovember

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End of day 4 of #NovelNovember : 1 book finished, 331 pages read in 5 hrs 31 mins.

Loved The Killing Code.

Overall :

Read 4/9 Books

Read 1550 / 3000 Pages

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Today we are launching the #WinterReadathon which will take place between 1st Dec and twelfth night (5th Jan). This will be hosted by @Andrew65, @DieAReader and @GHABI4ROSES
Hopefully this will help fill a gap this year due to #WinterGames unfortunately not being able to run, and will still allow you to get to the Christmas reads you have saved up and have a strong end to the reading year.
It will be a choose your own goals readthon!!!

Andrew65 It doesn‘t have to be Christmas reads, any books or reading counts. Also watch out for some fun games and activities along the way, more details to follow.

We do hope you will join us for this fun, friendly and informal readthon. Simple to register, just tell us you are joining and post your goals and/or books anytime between now and the end of the month.

Ho, Ho, Ho 🎅

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Bookwormjillk Fun!! 7d
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TheBookHippie Yay!!! 7d
rsteve388 Hey hey, that's great. Thanks so much! 7d
Ruthiella Fantastic! Thanks for the tag! 😀 7d
PageShifter I am joining ^_^ 7d
Tove_Reads Should we do some buddyreads during this time, Talk of the Village of course, but others? @andrew65 7d
Librariana Yay!! Oh, this sounds fantastic! ❄️ 🥰 ☕️ 📚 7d
Laughterhp Oh yay! Fun! 7d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘m up for some, it‘s this time last year (December) we started the Ruth Hunter Series and the Rhona MacLeod Series. Up to reading more of the Rhys Dylan Series and others. Lost impetus on the Kristin Hannah series as some of them have not been very good. 7d
MaGoose Yup. Need to read Hong Kong Dangerous by Tom Fowler and The Drums of War by Mike Ward. I've promised to review these books, so I need to get cracking on them after I finish A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez, which I also promised to read and review. 7d
AmyG Nice! I‘m in. 7d
julesG That's a nice idea. I'm in. 😁 7d
Bookjunkie57 Yay! 7d
CoffeeNBooks Sounds great! 7d
OriginalCyn620 Yay! I am in! 😃 7d
Sresendez12 Woohoo! I‘m in! 7d
TheSpineView Sounds like fun! I am in! 7d
Deblovestoread Yes!! I'm in and thanks to the hosts! 7d
PathfinderNicole Oh yes please!! 7d
Read4life I‘m in! 💙 7d
Yuki_Onna Oh cool! 😎 Excited for this!❄️❄️ 7d
MoonWitch94 Ohhhh fun!!!!! I‘m in! 7d
CocoReads Sweet, a whole month and a few days! I‘m in! 7d
kezzlou85 Ooh yay this sounds like fun. Got plenty of festive reads to get through. 7d
Moony Yeah that sound like fun! Thank you for hosting! 7d
StayCurious I‘m in! Thanks so much for hosting! 7d
Allylu Yay!! Let‘s do this! 😊💕📚🎄🎅🏻❄️ 7d
Librarybelle Oh! A nice long readathon! Thanks for hosting!! 7d
Monica5 I'm in! Thanks for hosting 7d
DieAReader Yay!! Loving all the joins everyone! Looking forward to all the TBRs📚🤓♥️ 7d
JacqMac Yay!!!! I‘ll be here! 6d
AmandaBlaze I'm in! 6d
rubyslippersreads This sounds like fun! I‘m in! ❄️☃️ 6d
Eggs I‘m definitely in - this will help with my December challenges: #bookspin/doublespin/bookspinbingo, and #HolidayRomanceBingo !! 6d
Cathythoughts Thanks for the tag ! I‘ll try 👍🏻❤️ 6d
Tove_Reads Setting my goal at 30 books. I‘m soon done with several projects this year, and because it‘s pretty much dark all the time I have more time to read. How about Veronica Black‘s Sister Joan, Stewart Giles‘s Jason Smith, Sally Rigby‘s Canendish and Walker, Kate Gable‘s Kaithlyn Carr, Joy Ellis‘s Nikki Galena, or Charlie Gallager‘s Langthorne? 6d
Tove_Reads I will read Hannah‘s Winter Garden. Haven‘t read it and it‘s one of the newer ones. All the series mentioned above are series I‘m eager to start, and the authors are new to me, so no real expectations, only hope! 6d
Tove_Reads @EadieB Interested in reading any of the series I mentioned above? 6d
Tove_Reads Let‘s just say my list of 30 books is shaping, and it could have less murders… 🤣🤣🤣🤷🏼🤷🏼🤷🏼 6d
OutsmartYourShelf Sounds great. I'm taking a break from the more frenetic readathons/book bingos next month so something more chill like this is perfect. 6d
tdrosebud Sounds like fun! As I am a mood reader, my goal is to finish up any unfinished books as I have several, and read at least 6 others. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll actually be able to fully finish one of 1 year challenges. 6d
EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 Yes, I'll participate and will be reading Stewart Giles, Rhys Dylan, M. W. Craven and Harry Bingham. Diane Chamberlain and Chris Carter. 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB A long while since I read any Harry Bingham books, I really enjoyed the first Rhys Dylan book an hoping to get to the second one later this month. 6d
Mollyanna Sounds like fun! I‘m in… 6d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Read the first book in the Cavendish and Walker series which I really enjoyed. Read a few Joy Ellis books which are usually good. All the other series are new to me. Happy to go with any of those, will be continuing the Rhys Dylan series and will read book 2 before the end of the month. 6d
Andrew65 @tdrosebud Good luck. 😁 6d
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb We also have to get back to our lovely village first week of December and January. Also have plans on reading Dylan‘s second. I think I‘ll go for the Langthorne series. Also happy to read Jason Smith. Probably a third or fourth from my list above as well. Going wild! 😂 6d
Andrew65 @OutsmartYourShelf I much prefer the more chill readathons. 6d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Will add the Langthorne books to my list. If not read them I strongly recommend the J D Kirk DCI Logan Series, now read 3 and one of my favourite series at the moment - set in and around Inverness and the highlands of Scotland. 6d
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts Be great to have you with us, all very low key. 6d
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I‘ve read the first and enjoyed it. 6d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I am definitely in. I have already been reading Christmas books because I have no self-control 😂 6d
PaperbackPirate A whole month! Fun! Hopefully this will help reach some goals and finish some challenges. 📚📚📚 Thank you for hosting everyone! 6d
Crazeedi I'm in Andrew! Thank you!! 6d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Great to hear from you, hope you are well. 6d
Tove_Reads @Savugirl You should join us! 6d
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi Haven‘t seen you around for a long time! You should join our buddyreads! 6d
Clwojick Woohoo! Sounds like a blast, hopefully I‘ll be able to join in! I‘ll let you know my goals closer to the start of the event. 6d
Andrew65 @Clwojick Be great to have you with us! 6d
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads I need to get back in with you for sure, what's the latest? @Andrew65 5d
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 I've read several Hannah books and agree with you Andrew, I have been disappointed in the last couple 5d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Two or three main options. We‘ve just started the DCI Evan Warlow Series by Rhys Dylan. Only read the first book, The Engine House, which was excellent.Also in a different vein just recently started The Turnham Malpas Series by Rebecca Shaw set in a village by the same name. The first book is The New Rector. @tove_Reads also talking about starting the Langthorne Police Series by Charlie Gallagher. (edited) 5d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Be great to have you join us on at least one of those. 5d
BarkingMadRead Love this!! 5d
GHABI4ROSES So happy! 5d
melissajayne Definitely joining in 5d
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi We have for example just started with Rebecca Shaw 4d
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 I'll look for the Rebecca Shaw book! Thank you!! 4d
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi next up book nr 2! 4d
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads ok, I'll have to catch up! I'll look for 1 and 2!! 4d
TheBookDream I‘m in 2d
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The Winter Garden | Nicola Cornick
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Starting a new book that has both a current day slant and the story for one family leading up to the Gunpowder Plot. In the current time the land is being excavated to see if they can find a hidden Tudor Garden. Nicola Cornick usually writes a good historical fiction book.

This was published at the mend of last month.

#NovelNovember

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The Killing Code | J.D. KIRK
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Another exceptional book in the series as DCI Jack Logan goes after a ruthless killer, based around Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Can he find and apprehend the killer before they hit closer to home.
Great resolution and love the characters, also set up well for the next book in the series.
I wish Constable Sinead Bell played a bigger part in the series.

3rd book finished for #NovelNovember

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End of day 3 of #NovelNovember Readathon : 1 book finished, 315 pages read in 4 hrs 53 mins.

Altogether :

Read 3/9 books

Read 1219 / 3000 Pages

PaperbackPirate Looking good! 👏 1w
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The Killing Code | J.D. KIRK
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Time to return to the highlands of Scotland for the third book in the excellent DCI Logan Series.

#NovelNovember

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Third book finished for #NovelNovember
Really enjoyed this one set in the early part of the 18th century. A great lead character, plenty of action, suspense and great story telling.
Can‘t wait to get to the next book in the series.

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End of day two of the #NovelNovember Readathon : 1 book finished and 406 pages read in 5 hrs 54 mins.

Overall :

2 / 9 Books Read

904 / 3000 Pages Read

A good weekend!

PaperbackPirate 📚👏 1w
Andrew65 @PaperbackPirate Thanks,it‘s going well. Best flow on reading for a long time. 6d
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Started the first book of a short series by Edward Marston, based on the adventures of a spy, Captain Daniel Rawson, during the early 18th Century.

Should be interesting.

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jenniferw88 Stacking! You had me at early 18th century - it's my favourite time period to read about 😊 1w
rwmg I've greatly enjoyed the ones in his Domesday series that I've read 1w
Andrew65 @jenniferw88 Enjoying this one a lot, think there are 5 in the series. 1w
Andrew65 @rwmg Read The Railwsy Detective Series, the Christopher Redmayne series and a couple of the Nicholas Bracewell series, but not read any of the Domesday Series. 1w
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Second book finished for #NovelNovember

Standard Fayre of two young women who make friends, one the daughter of the local land and business owner, the other a daughter of one of his employees. Understandably they keep their friendship quiet, and then the evil brother plays his part in challenging things, that will test their friendship and very livelihoods. It was a good audiobook.

Look forward to reading th next book in the trilogy.

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A good start to #NovelNovember, with 1 book read and 498 pages read on the first day.

498 / 3000 Pages Read

1 / 9 Books Read

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Wanted something a bit different so started this audiobook set in 1830‘s Shropshire.

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Picture You Dead | Peter James
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This was a good read, they all are in the series, however not my favourite one in the series. At times with being a cold case it fell a bit too plodding and not as much investigating as I would have liked.

Book 1 finished for #NovelNovember

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Picture You Dead | Peter James
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Kicking off #NovelNovember by reading Picture You Dead, which before the start of the Readathon I‘m about a third of the way through.

PageShifter I love this cover, looks intriguing! 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is my potential reading stack for #NovelNovember.

I‘m a bit behind my reading so would like to finish 9 books over the Readathon and rather ambitiously reading 3000 pages!

Good luck everyone.

kspenmoll Best of luck! 2w
Andrew65 @kspenmoll Thanks 😁 2w
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Picture You Dead | Peter James
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Well as its my Birthday I‘m going to treat myself and start the next book in one of my all-time favourite series.

If you love high quality crime fiction you need to read the Roy Grace series which starts with Dead Simple.

Love his use of team briefings and I think Peter does these best of all.

Beatlefan129 Happy Birthday 🎉🎊 2w
IndoorDame Happy birthday 🎈🎁 🎂 2w
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday, Andrew! Enjoy! 2w
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Enchanted_Bibliophile Happy Birthday 🥳🎂🥳 2w
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 great series! 2w
Leftcoastzen Happy Birthday! I love this series too ! Need to get back to it, I have many yet to read 2w
Bookwomble Happy birthday 😊🎂🥂 2w
Monica5 Happy Birthday 2w
Andrew65 @Monica5 Thanks ❤️ 2w
Pageturner1 happy birthday 🎈 2w
Bookzombie Happy Birthday!! 2w
curiouserandcurioser @Andrew65 Happy Birthday!🎉🎉 2w
CaitZ Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉 2w
andrew61 Happy birthday Andrew 2w
kspenmoll Happy belated birthday! I will have to look for that series in my local library. 2w
Andrew65 @kspenmoll Thanks 😁, and definitely recommend them. 2w
fredamans Happy birthday! 2w
Andrew65 @fredamans Thanks 😁 2w
DaveGreen7777 Hope you had an awesome birthday! 🥳🎂 2w
Andrew65 @DaveGreen7777 Thanks, I had a lovely day 😁 2w
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This Saturday sees the start of the November Choose Your Own Goals Readathon, #NovelNovember.

A great way to boost your reading as the month comes towards an end. All welcome to join, whether you‘ve played along before or not. A very fun and informal Readathon, where you even get to Choose Your Own Goals, whatever they are. Even better it runs for nine days so can work around any of life‘s current commitments.

Andrew65 Just post your goals and tag @Andrew65 to sign up. 2w
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Ruthiella I‘m in! Thanks for the tag. 😃 2w
AshleyHoss820 Could I join in? 2w
Andrew65 @AshleyHoss820 Of course, we‘d love to have you join us. 😁 2w
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Great to have you with us again 😁 2w
PageShifter Oh yesss, I was waiting for this one! 2w
kezzlou85 Yay was hoping for a November readathon. Been doing better with reading lately. 2w
TheBookHippie I‘m in! 2w
TheSpineView Count me in! 2w
AshleyHoss820 @Andrew65 YAY!! Thank you! ☺️🧡📚 2w
kspenmoll I‘m totally in!!!! 2w
Andrew65 @kspenmoll Brilliant 😁 2w
MaGoose I'm in. I need to get my reading jumpstarted. So I'll have to give some thought to what's been on my TBR list a 2w
MaGoose And get cracking 2w
TheEllieMo I need to join in this one! Best get planning what I want to read! 2w
Bookwormjillk Yay! I‘m in! Thank you Andrew. 2w
Itchyfeetreader With a dog on crate rest that is hampering all other plans I might actually join this time! 2w
Andrew65 @Itchyfeetreader @Bookwormjillk @TheEllieMo @MaGoose Will be great to have you with us. 😁 2w
julesG Yeah!!! I'm in, as always. 2w
Andrew65 @julesG Brilliant, wouldn‘t seem the same without you. 😁 2w
eanderson With the holiday coming here in the states, this is perfect timing!!!! 2w
Andrew65 @eanderson Yes coincides nicely with the holiday. 2w
kaysworld1 Seeing as though I've quit my job now I have plenty of time to read and relax 😌 2w
Andrew65 @kaysworld1 Hope you‘re okay. I gave up my job at Easter. 2w
kaysworld1 @Andrew65 Thank you for asking I am OK, I'm at peace with my decision the job was making me very depressed and angry I didn't want that. I still work part time as a teaching assistant so I'm ok with that for now. I'm going to put my feet up for a bit then tackle the house 🫂 😊 2w
Andrew65 @kaysworld1 I‘ve certainly not regretted my decision and no point staying in a job that makes you depressed and angry. 2w
JacqMac I need this! I haven‘t found nearly enough time to read this year. I‘m in, too. 2w
Andrew65 @JacqMac Hope it helps, great to have you with us. 😁 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm in the same boat as @JacqMac I am perpetually behind this year... bring it on! 📚 I'm hoping work is quiet so I can take a little break & do some reading. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I‘m in! 😊 2w
Andrew65 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @OriginalCyn620 Best of luck to both of you. 😁 2w
Librarybelle Hooray! 2w
Lizpixie Yes! I‘ll be here for it🙌 2w
Eggs Yay!!!! I‘m in 😍😍 2w
DieAReader Been looking forward to this, as always😉and plan on getting a couple goals up in a post tomorrow. Thanks @Andrew65 ♥️🥰 TBR planning time @GHABI4ROSES 📚💃🏻😘 2w
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️❤️ 2w
Andrew65 @LeahBergen Thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Andrew65 @Catsandbooks Thanks ❤️ (edited) 2w
Andrew65 Great to see you with us again @Librarybelle @Eggs @DieAReader 2w
CoffeeNBooks Yay! I think I'll finally manage to get some reading time in this time- school is out next week for Thanksgiving break! 2w
Andrew65 @CoffeeNBooks Great, brilliant timing 😁 2w
Librariana About to post my goals so count me in too, @Andrew65! 😁😊 And as others have shared, it coincides nicely with our holidays over here in the States. As always, thank you so much for the tag! Hope you're doing well 🧡 2w
Andrew65 @Librariana That‘s great, good luck 😁 I‘m good and finally after four weeks following tendon / ligament damage to my left ankle can now walk of a fashion although still not perfect or pain free. 2w
Librariana @Andrew65 Ouchies! So sorry to hear about this! Hope you're on the mend and taking it easy. Be gentle with yourself. Hope your mobility comes back free of pain very soon! 2w
Andrew65 @Librariana Taken it very easy over the past four weeks staying off my feet and being patient. Had seen online it can take two months. Thanks 2w
MaGoose @Librariana I can empathize. I had bilateral knee replacement surgery about 13 weeks ago. I'm still in recovery mode with aches and pains in my knees. And still going to physical therapy. Just hang in there. It'll get better for both of us soon 2w
Andrew65 @MaGoose Put us both in a race and the tortoise would win 🤣 Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. (edited) 2w
MaGoose @Andrew65 so sorry Andrew. I see I sent my message to the wrong person 🤪☺️😳 1w
Andrew65 @MaGoose No problem 🤣 1w
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Mehso-so

Rather underwhelmed by this one. It took a long time to get going, even if it did get better towards the end. Okay but certainly not great.

Lizpixie Hey lovely, will there be a readathon on this week? I need some motivation! 2w
Andrew65 @Lizpixie Yes, hope you are well and over the Covid and Flu. The 9 day choose your own goal readathon starts this Saturday, a bit later than normal as wasn‘t able to do it this week. 2w
Andrew65 @Lizpixie Yes, hope you are well and over the Covid and Flu. The 9 day choose your own goal readathon starts this Saturday, a bit later than normal as wasn‘t able to do it this week. 2w
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Lizpixie Awesome! I‘m holding on here, got a double dose of long Covid symptoms from my 2nd go around, now trying desperately to stay away from this new wave of variants that‘s just hit australia🫣How‘s things on your end? Hope you & the missus are dodging Covid bullets over there too!🙅🏻 2w
Andrew65 @Lizpixie We both had it once, in September 2021 (likely Delta), knocked us both out for weeks, most probably at least a couple of months overall. This is what led to me to make the decision at 56 to leave the job as head teacher as couldn‘t keep exposing both of us to it. Diagnosed with Crohn‘s disease six months after it. coincidence or Long Covid symptom, who knows. Now on medication that makes me Immunocompromised and therefore increases risk. 2w
Andrew65 Left last Easter. We mask everywhere but try to avoid going in buildings, usually the only ones masking 🙄 and both had a lot of hospital appointments to negotiate. Do home delivery and try to avoid others wherever we can. Definitely changed the way we lead our lives but good we are on the same page with it. I‘m possibly more OCD over it though.
Hope your Long Covid symptoms aren‘t too severe and soon pass. Sending positive thoughts.
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Lizpixie Oh wonderful. It‘s the gift that keeps on giving isn‘t it? My 30yr old daughter has had it 3 times so far & ended up having a minor heart attack & a brain bleed from the damage the virus caused to her body. And she was perfectly healthy beforehand! 2w
Lizpixie I know what you mean, I‘m terrified of leaving the house at all. And the main reasons I have to are doctors & hospital appointment‘s which is the last place I want to be. The hubby doesn‘t quite get just how anxious I am about getting it again, but I have this awful sense that 3rd time around will be the end. Morbid but prob true!🙇🏻‍♀️ 2w
Andrew65 Whichever way best avoided wherever we can! We are now using FFP3 masks from 3M (Aura) which seem about the tightest seal and give us more confidence they are keeping things out, but still don‘t hardly have any contact. Stay safe! 2w
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Felt this was an improvement on some of the recent Women‘s Murder Club books, although would have liked a bit more about the others in the Women‘s Murder Club.

Feel this has set things up well for the next book.

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Bloodline | James Rollins
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Starting a group read of this book over on Librarything, all welcome to join. This is book 8 in the excellent Sigma Force Series and looks like it might have some connection to The Knights Templar.

This is the link for anyone interested. https://www.librarything.com/ngroups/23852/Book-Discussion-Bloodline-by-James-Ro...

@Bluebird

Bluebird Thanks for the tag! I‘m in! 😃 3w
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Signal Moon | Kate Quinn
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Loved this short story from Kate Quinn, that again covered the brilliant job done by those connected with Bletchley Park around the country. Also had a great connection to the current day. Very unique and left me quite emotional at the end.

rubyslippersreads I liked this too. It was especially interesting because my dad was a ham radio operator. And it referenced Downton Abbey. 😊 3w
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Loved the cross time aspect to the story and how they developed a relationship across time and the air waves. 3w
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The Medici Murders | David Hewson
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This is the first book in a new series by David Hewson set in Venice. The lead character is Arnold Clover, a retired archivist, who has just moved to Venice. He was meant to move there with his wife but unfortunately she suddenly died just before the move, but he felt it was right to continue with their planned dream.

Andrew65 Whilst in Venice he is contacted by Capitano Valentina Fabbri of the Venetian Carabunieri to help out in the murder of a TV personality, who as it happened he was at University with and had contacted him in Venice to investigate some documents he had laid his hands on. The murdered man, Sir Marmaduke Godolphin, doesn‘t come across as the nicest of men and as it happens was murdered at the same location as Lorenzino De Medici was murdered in 1548. 3w
Andrew65 As Arnold carries out his investigation it appears there may be some connections linking the two murders.

This is quite a complex book with plenty of history thrown in and is ideal for those of us that like a historical backdrop to our historical mysteries. This would also be ideal for those who want to find out more about the infamous De Medici family and Michelangelo, who figures prominently in the book and may be connected to events.
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Andrew65 It is clear from the way Venice is conveyed and talked about by David Hewson that he loves Venice and this comes across very well. Overall the book makes you want to go to Venice, and savour its unique atmosphere, as well as find out more about the historical connections in the book. 3w
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Andrew65 This was a very enjoyable historical mystery, with plenty of history thrown in, but I personally feel, despite the excellent job the narrator did, that it would be better read as a book to give you time to re-read parts and make the most of the story. However I certainly will be reading other books in this series as they are published & will be reading more by David Hewson. Recommended to all that love historical fiction and historical mysteries. 3w
Andrew65 Thanks to the author, publisher and Net Galley for a providing a review copy of this book for an open and honest review. 3w
Bookwomble Great review, and sounds like a fascinating book. Also, with no evidence to back me up, I somehow feel that Venice is a more murdery place than Anglesey 😁 3w
Bluebird Ooooooh! A great historical mystery set in Venice! Stacked! 3w
Monica5 Going to have to read. Add to my TBR List 🙂 3w
Andrew65 @Bluebird I‘m sure the stats would support you 🤣 Yet there were more dead bodies in the Anglesey book 🤷 3w
Andrew65 @Bluebird @monica5 Hope you both enjoy it. 3w
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In Too Deep | Simon McCleave
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Another enjoyable book by this impressive author. Set on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales about a DI who returns to the Police after leaving following the death of her husband on duty in Manchester. The main case is linked to the discovery of a 20 year old body which has links to Northern Ireland. Alongside this more of the story to her husband‘s death is revealed and Laura also takes a leap into a new relationship.
This book is a winner!

Andrew65 This is the second book in this series and is published in early January. @EadieB @Tove_Reads 3w
EadieB Good review! Can‘t wait to read it 3w
Bookwomble This made me have a gander at the Anglesey crime statistics - it's not exactly downtown Detroit, nor even downtown Ponytpridd! 😆 3w
Andrew65 @Bookwomble think artistic licence must be being used 🤣 (edited) 3w
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Bloody Mary | Joe Konrath
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Starting my second book in the Jack Daniels Mystery Series. I really enjoyed the first one.

Pageturner1 Oh 😁 a book 📕 and cocktails 🍹!? That‘s right up my alley. Put that on my TBR. 🤣😵 3w
Andrew65 @Pageturner1 the first book was Whiskey Sour, looks like the whole series are named after drinks. Goes with Jack Daniels as the lead character. 3w
Pageturner1 @andrew65 Oh Boy! 😆 3w
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In Too Deep | Simon McCleave
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Started reading ‘In Too Deep‘ by Simon McCleave, the second book in the Anglesey Series which will be published in January. Really enjoyed the fast paced action and characterisation of the first one.

Thanks to the author, publisher and @NetGalley for a review copy of the book for an open and honest review. @Tove_Reads @EadieB

Tove_Reads Still have a few books before this one, since I read NG books in pub date order. 4w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads You‘re obviously more disciplined than me 🤣 4w
EadieB I‘m not ready for this one yet got a lot of NG books to read! (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @EadieB Me to but couldn‘t help advancing this one. 4w
Tove_Reads I just feel like it‘s fair to both the publishers and authors. 3w
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October, October | Katya Balen
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This is my final tally for #Pointsathon

31 books finished in the 3 days of the readathon, 150 hours of reading and 9260 Pages Read.

Highest number of pages on any one day 458, and 3 minutes short of 8 hours in the day.

@Ghabi4roses @Dieareader

Thanks for the great hosting ♥️, and sorry I didn‘t do more posts, fell down on this in October 🙈🤷

DieAReader @Andrew65 You were on🔥🔥🔥! Thanks so much for playing along🥰♥️ 4w
TheSpineView Well done!📚📚📚 4w
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End of week 4 totals for #Scarathlon2022 37,835 points, giving me an overall total of 143,706 points over the month.

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Thanks for the usual great hosting as always 👏👏👏👍🙌😍♥️

Clwojick WOW! Way go to! Thank you for joining us, and all your participation! 🖤🦇 4w
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Wow! The week has got away from me, hadn‘t realised tomorrow was Friday. Apologies not posted this sooner but the October #20in4 starts tomorrow or has already started in some places. If that is the case for you please feel free to extend it to Tuesday 1st November.

If not played before, it‘s a very fun and informal Readathon. Either aim to read for 20 hours over the four days, or read 20 chapters. Or you can even set your own goals.

Andrew65 Just post your goals and hoped for book choices, although this is very flexible and tag me in any posts. 1mo
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wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🙌🏻 1mo
MoonWitch94 🎃✨🎃✨🎃✨ 1mo
TheBookHippie I‘m in!!!! Also, Andrew, on a personal note this is my last year at school in my current role. I‘m done in June. Then on to whatever comes next, which I have to decide my next steps, but I can no longer risk my health. It feels fitting to end with my grandson♥️. 1mo
kezzlou85 I'm in. The scarathlon has worked wonders for my reading. Looking forward to adding more points. 1mo
Monica5 I'm in 1mo
Eggs I‘m in 1mo
CocoReads It has been an absolute 💩show of a week here in hospital pharmacy. Looking forward to hopefully getting some good reading in this weekend. 1mo
Bookwormjillk I have family in town this weekend but I‘m going to try to get some hours in. 1mo
ravenlee I‘m out for this round, as we‘re juggling kiddo‘s appointments and recovery. If I read 20 pages it will be a surprise! 1mo
AmyG Great timing as my husband is away on business. I will give 20 hours a whirl. 1mo
Laughterhp Oh yay! Hopefully I‘ll be able to actually read this weekend. 1mo
MaGoose I'm in. Hope to get in 20 hours of reading. Some Sherlock Holmes, probably. Not sure what else. Dead, Dead Girls, maybe. 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This month has flew by! I will be joining you, but I'm not sure how much reading will get done. I have to start prepping for a bleisure trip and my guy wants to binge horror movies. Send help! Have any of you figured out how to stop time? No? Eh, thought I'd ask. 😁 1mo
Deblovestoread I‘m in and will post soon. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I was also mind-blown to realize October is already winding down!!! 1mo
Librarybelle Hard to believe it is the end of October! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘m in! Will post my goals tomorrow! 😊 1mo
TheSpineView I'm in! 1mo
DieAReader I‘m all in! Thanks as always @Andrew65 for both hosting/creating as well as the reminder post! Where did the week go?!?🤨😂My body‘s been rebelling over a long & busy end of week/weekend last week, by throwing me I to these comatose naps. By the time I wake-up, I barely last an hour or two before going staring back to bed. Needless to say time feels kind of wonky to me atm🙄🫠 (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen Adorable graphics @Andrew65 😁 Im happy to repost 🧡 1mo
julesG Can you believe it's the end of October already? Oh, just realised this means we get an extra hour on Sunday - 20min of which I'll have to spend setting all the clocks. 😬 1mo
PageShifter Great, joining! 1mo
TheBookDream I‘m in! 1mo
Clwojick I‘m in! 1mo
kspenmoll Count me in! 1mo
Ruthiella I will try! Thanks for the tag! 😃 1mo
DanaManiac Finally joining in! 🥳 1mo
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Total points for week 3 : 30,244, overall points so far 105,871

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

bthegood good job - 1mo
Andrew65 @bthegood thanks 😁 1mo
DieAReader Fantastic!!! Great job🥳🎉🥰 1mo
Ann_Reads 👏🎃🎃🎃👍 1mo
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The Skeleton's Knee | Archer Mayor
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Panpan

To be honest for a large part this book bored me. Not sure if it was the story, which felt slow and plodding, or the narrator on the audiobook.

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DieAReader Great job (love those points)🤩🥳 1mo
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Missing | Ed James
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Pickpick

First book in a new series based on PC Craig Hunter, a former detective who was demoted and is keen to become a detective again. A young girl claims abuse fro m her step father but then goes missing. Loved the characters, fast moving and quite a complex plot. Will be continuing with the series.

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Andrew65
Thicker Than Water | J.D. KIRK
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Another excellent book in this series, which is quickly becoming one of my favourites. Set in northern Scotland. Thought I‘d worked this one out, but appeared only partly as was a big twist towards the end I didn‘t see.

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