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rabbitprincess

Joined May 2016

“Reading & sauntering & lownging & dozing, which I call thinking, is my supreme Happiness.“ -- David Hume
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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October 2022 #BookSpinBingo board is set!
#BookSpin: What If? 2, by Randall Munroe
#DoubleSpin: Buffalo Is the New Buffalo, by Chelsea Vowel

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 15h
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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September 2022 #BookSpinBingo wrap-up:
✅ BookSpin: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Vol. 4 (Abadzis)
❌ DoubleSpin: Rogues (Radden Keefe)
0️⃣ bingos (I was close, though)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 2d
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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#BookSpinBingo board for October 2022 is set! I took out a couple of books I hadn‘t got to for months and swapped in a couple of ebooks, current reads, and a book I can borrow from my parents when I visit them this month.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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The Cat who Sniffed Glue | Lilian Jackson Braun
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My favourite installment in this series: early to middle so the characters are established but still feel fresh, and there‘s a play involved!

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This is a pivotal book in the series and my favourite for that reason.

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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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Two out of three ain‘t bad for #SuperSeptember readathon (2022 edition):
✅ Tenth Doctor Vol. 4
✅ Sherlock: Chronicles
❌ The Baker‘s Secret

I also read two other books:
✔️ Heartstopper Vol. 1
✔️ This Much Is True, by Miriam Margolyes

Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 1w
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Sherlock: Chronicles | Steve Tribe
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This was a great exploration of Sherlock series 1 to 3 (so it doesn‘t include The Abominable Bride or Series 4). Pairing original stories with scripts, showcasing lots of great photos, discussing effects and stunts and continuity…lots to learn about the show. My only quibble is that not all of the photos had captions. Now off to rewatch Sherlock 😆

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This Much is True | Miriam Margolyes
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I definitely had Miriam‘s voice in my head while reading this, and I loved the three sets of photos! I am definitely more prudish than she is though, and so I am glad I read this in print rather than audio 😅

maxfolsom Prudish is not a word I would ever use to describe her! 1w
rabbitprincess @maxfolsom Definitely not! I got all the prudishness 🤣 1w
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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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I don‘t generally read YA or stories where a love story is the main plot, but this was very cute and I‘m glad I read it. Looking forward to Volume 2!

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Mehso-so

This was fine while I read it, but ultimately forgettable.

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Death on Gokumon Island | Seishi Yokomizo
Mehso-so

This book took 80 pages to get to the murder, and the reveal felt implausible. I did like that Kindaichi and Inspector Isokawa got to solve a case together again though.

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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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For #SuperSeptember I will once again work on finishing a line on my #BookSpinBingo card. I have the best shot at doing this if I read the following:
📖 Doctor Who: 10th Doctor Vol. 4 (Abadzis)
📖 Sherlock: Chronicles (Tribe)
📖 The Baker‘s Secret (Kiernan)

maxfolsom Saw “rabbit princess” and wondered if it was you! Saw Dr Who listed and wondered no more, lol. 3w
rabbitprincess @maxfolsom Hee hee! Great to see you ❤️ 3w
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I knew Animal Crossing was addictive, but I didn‘t appreciate HOW addictive until I bought it for myself 🤣 Since Tuesday my BF and I have been pretty much just passing the controller back and forth. The island is mine and he is a secondary character, so he just fills up the museum and sells fish and bugs all day 🤣

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The Way Some People Die | Ross Macdonald
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Another great entry in the Lew Archer series. He is my favourite hardboiled hero: to me he is only as tough as he needs to be and turns it off when he needs to be kind.

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This was a good read. The pace was good, and the action took place over the course of a single day (or rather a 24-hour period). Might be fun to read the chapters at the actual hours specified in the chapter titles!

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A thoughtful and relatable (for me) guide on how to navigate an extroverted world as an introverted person.

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I liked this retelling a lot, although I was constantly trying to remember what Natalie Haynes said about the characters in Pandora‘s Jar.

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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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September 2022 #BookSpinBingo board is all set!
#BookSpin: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Vol. 4 (Abadzis)
#DoubleSpin: Rogues, by Patrick Radden Keefe
Having a comic as one of my picks this month is lucky 😆

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 1mo
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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August 2022 #BookSpinBingo recap:
#BookSpin (The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline) complete
#DoubleSpin (The Arsenal Stadium Mystery) complete
1️⃣ bingo (across, B4 to O4)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!! 1mo
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Edge of the Grave | Robbie Morrison
Mehso-so

The Glasgow setting is perfect, and the pairing of Dreghorn and McDaid is a good one. But wow, there is way too much, and too much that‘s disturbing, piled on in the last third of the book. Putting it in a spoiler comment (it also serves as trigger warnings).

rabbitprincess The serial killer mentioned on the cover gets off on tasting the blood of people the kills. There‘s also a prostitution ring, child abuse, implied pedophilia, and incest. 1mo
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The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
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I liked this better than Five Children and It, possibly because there were fewer children and more trains 😆

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The Arsenal Stadium Mystery | Leonard Gribble
Mehso-so

A so-so in relation to other British Library Crime Classics mysteries. I liked the setting and idea of the actual 1939 Arsenal side as characters, but the Arsenal side didn‘t do very much; the focus was more on the amateur team playing against them. I also thought this felt more like the 1970s, but that is probably because I watched Season 8 of Endeavour recently 😆
#DoubleSpin Aug 2022

MrsK You‘re so right! Not one of the #BritishLibraryCrimeClassics better choices to reprint 👎 1mo
rabbitprincess @MrsKinvestigates Oh well, it should do pretty well as a trade-in at my local used bookstore! A friend traded in some and got a very good amount of credit on them. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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September 2022 #BookSpinBingo list is ready for Friday! Including the Bob Stanley book is probably overly optimistic, because it is HUGE, but I reserve the right to swap something else in if I get any more library books before Friday.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Meet Me at the Morgue | Ross Macdonald
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I ended up liking this book. The protagonist is not Lew Archer but feels similar to him in several ways.

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Very good. Broader in scope than Come Fly the World (which focused on just Pan Am). Worth reading!

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Poison | Ed McBain
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A compelling and at times horrifying read. Content warning for graphic descriptions of poisoning (as you might expect from the title) and sexual assault.

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This is such a great series! I loved every minute of this book.
August 2022 #BookSpin
(Did I forget to tag @TheAromaofBooks again?! Nope 👀)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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For the #AwesomeAugust readathon I will be working on the fourth line of my #BookSpinBingo card, so focusing on the following books:
✈️ The Great Stewardess Rebellion, by Nell McShane Wulfhart
☠️ Poison, by Ed McBain
💀Meet Me at the Morgue, by Ross Macdonald

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 2mo
rabbitprincess @Andrew65 Thanks! Started the McBain this morning, and so far so good. Love the photo for this month‘s readathon 😊 2mo
Andrew65 @rabbitprincess Thanks, can‘t beat a lighthouse and sea photo. Many years since I read Ed McBain. 2mo
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The Black Tide | Hammond Innes
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A low Pick because I did really enjoy the boaty bits at the beginning and the parts of the book set in Cornwall. This book did take me over a month to read, though.
June 2022 #BookSpin

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This has become my light comfort series. Easy to read, lots of food descriptions, and characters to get to know. This one differs enough from the TV episode of Murder in Provence that was adapted from it that you can consume both in any order and it will work out well.

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An excellent book written with sensitivity and authority. A must-read if you‘re in any way interested in the shuttle program.

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Dead Man's Grave | Neil Lancaster
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Not thrilled that the first murder was committed by a person living with mental illness and that said person was off their meds when the murder was committed. It‘s such an overused trope. The person committed only the one murder, though, and was put up to the job, which is I suppose a bit of a change from the usual psychopath serial killer, so I guess this is a low Pick? Really not sure.

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Five Children and It | Edith Nesbit
Mehso-so

The last couple of chapters feature stereotypes about Native Americans, and the girls had really weird-to-modern-ears nicknames.

shanaqui I don't dare to revisit Edith Nesbit! 2mo
rabbitprincess @shanaqui The only book I read of hers as a kid was The Enchanted Castle, so I was also trying to imagine how my younger self might have taken this. I don‘t dare to revisit Enid Blyton, myself 😬 2mo
shanaqui @rabbitprincess Definitely don't revisit Enid Blyton. 😱 2mo
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By the Lake Books | Burlington, ON, Canada (Bookstore)
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A slightly smaller #BookHaul than my previous visit to this store, but still good!
3️⃣ books off my to-read list: Horizon (MacInnes), Singing the Sadness (Hill), and A Snowball in Hell (Brookmyre)
2️⃣ scifi: Wanderers of Time (Wyndham), Conundrum (Lyons, a Doctor Who novel)
1️⃣ random pick: Sacré Blues (Grescoe), about Quebec in the early 2000s

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This was my first-ever manga, and I thought it was pretty cute. I picked it up specifically because it is a slice-of-life story (no big bad, no high stakes) and enjoyed it as a refreshing break from more serious stuff. I liked the translation notes and explanations of a few references in the text. I‘ll read more for sure.

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Just downloaded this book, which is the August 2022 book in Tor.com‘s ebook of the month club, and I have to wonder why Tom Cruise is on the cover 😂😂😂

maxfolsom I see there are paperback editions of this series. It looks great. 3w
rabbitprincess @maxfolsom Looking forward to trying it out! 3w
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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August 2022 #BookSpinBingo is all set!
#BookSpin: The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Springer)
#DoubleSpin: The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (Gribble)
I read the manga on my list (Monthly Girls‘ Nozaki-Kun, Vol. 1) this morning, so I‘m off to a good start 😄

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 2mo
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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August 2022 #BookSpinBingo list ready to go! I will be at my parents‘ place for a week and have suspended my library holds in the meantime, so I‘ve left a few « not owned » spaces blank to give myself flexibility.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Royal Horticultural Society Desk Diary 2022 | Royal Horticultural Society
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July 2022 #BookSpinBingo:
#BookSpin The Gun Seller (Laurie): not started
#DoubleSpin The Apollo Murders (Hadfield): completed
0️⃣ bingos (although nearly had 2!)

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 2mo
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I am a sucker for a multiverse story, even if I am sometimes not in the right headspace for a multiverse dystopia. There‘s a LOT in this book and my energy flagged a couple of times, but overall this was good and I am glad I borrowed it.

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I haven‘t seen the show that was adapted from this play, but I know enough about it to have had a vivid picture of the characters in my mind as I read. I also liked the photos from the theatrical productions and the commentary from Ins Choi about how the play was written and how it became a TV show.

Literary_Siren I didn‘t know it was a play. My husband and I love this show! We‘re very sad they aren‘t continuing it. 2mo
kwmg40 My family loved this show, and I enjoyed reading the play too. 2mo
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Outside | Ragnar Jonasson
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This was a quick read and suspenseful, but more of a borrow than a buy. Still, nice to be reading about winter when it‘s really hot outside 😅

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This was a lot of fun. On to volume 3!

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The Apollo Murders | Chris Hadfield
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Haddie definitely knows his stuff! This is geeky on the space side like The Martian but with no math problem solving 😂 (I know that turned off some people about The Martian). Good author‘s note too.
July 2022 #DoubleSpin

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I liked this book the same amount as the first book and more than the second book. I did predict part of the ending but I don‘t hold that against the book.

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal | G. Willow Wilson
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A pick that I kept somewhat unfairly comparing to the Disney+ adaptation, which I loved.

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A pick for me! I read this in a single day and it was exactly what I needed.

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The Apollo Murders | Chris Hadfield
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“He looked out the window absently as he waited for the toast to pop”

OMG my family uses the phrase “Toast pop!” to inform each other that our toast is ready! Why do I find this so exciting to see in a space thriller? 🤣

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Susan Calman imagines a range of Calman merch, including “a range of mugs that only activate when they have a hot drink poured into them. I gave my wife one of these once for her birthday. I didn‘t tell her I‘d taken a picture of me looking awful and she got a fright when she made a cup of tea.” OMG 🤣🤣🤣

RaeLovesToRead I love Susan Calman 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
rabbitprincess @RaeLovesToRead I‘d like to think she and I would get along famously 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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I liked the plot and the setting and the very droll narration, not to mention the newspaper articles sprinkled throughout. What I did not like was that my copy was just under 500 pages and really heavy to hold. I had to keep putting it down and lost momentum.