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raeintheworld

raeintheworld

Joined May 2016

Library lover, coffee drinker, and dance movie enthusiast.
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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
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This was both far more sensual and more heartbreaking than I was prepared for. In the end, it took my breath away.

TheBookHippie I loved this book. So incredibly well done. 13h
raeintheworld @TheBookHippie I think I‘m going to start it all over again. 11h
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There is a special place for Flavia in my heart. I love this evolution with Dogger into detection. The two of them make an excellent team.

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Nine Stories | J D Salinger
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I‘m in NYC to help out with my brand new nephew. I got to take a little break and headed to Argosy Books where I looked at a first edition Nine Stories.

readordierachel Whoa 😍 7d
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I‘ve been on a Masie Dobbs binge. I didn‘t love the very first book, but they‘ve gotten so good. And strangely topical with the focus on “outsiders” and immigrants. I love Masie‘s thoughtful problem solving and her compassionate style.

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City Lights Books | San Francisco, CA (Bookstore)
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The hubs and I went on a weekend getaway to San Francisco and visited the iconic City Lights Books.

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We started a book club at work and just finished Little Fires Everywhere. Discussions got heated but we had such a good time. We could have gone on for hours — it was such a good book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great book!!! 1mo
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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My Libby hold came in right on time. 🎅🏻

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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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I loved this book! Secrets and spies and Soviet work camps and the power of poetry to hearts, minds, and the world. A book for book lovers and spy lovers alike!

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The hubs brought me breakfast and coffee so I could stay in bed and read all morning. I love Sundays.

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My friend at work brought back this fancy bookmark from Sydney for me. Isn‘t it pretty?

LiteraryinLititz Gorgeous! 3mo
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This book was twisty and delicious. There are family secrets, a crumbling old house, a forbidding old housekeeper, and a creepy attic room. Perfect for October!

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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I liked this book even more than the first one. I guessed the killer pretty early but the relationship building between Stoker and Veronica is so lovely.

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I listened to these two back-to-back in my continuing quest to read all of Christie‘s cannon. The ABC Murders was excellent—Cards on the Table not so much. Sometimes the ancillary murders just don‘t make sense.

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Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie, Sophie Hannah
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I really like these “new Poirot” books. The Hastings stand-in is Catchpole, and he‘s significantly less stupid in this second book. (It always made me crazy how clueless Hastings always was.) Classic family melodrama with a good helping of secrets and lies.

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I went on a bookish weekend in LA this weekend. Toured the LA Public Library, which houses the above beautiful chandelier. The Earth surrounded by astrological signs surrounded by a “star” for every state in the US (there were only 48 when the chandelier was made).

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Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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I love the structure of this one. Five people reflect on a woman who died mysteriously, and each‘s motive for wanting her dead is revealed. So who did it?

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This was so good!! I can‘t wait to read the next one.

ladym30 This is a great series!!❤️ 5mo
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Library haul! I‘m already halfway through Reader, I Married Him—stories inspired by Jane Eyre. Yes, please!

SassenachTheBookWizard A CURIOUS BEGINNING! The Veronica Speedwell series is my ultimate favourite series! I hope you love it 5mo
raeintheworld @SassenachTheBookWizard I‘m super excited to start it! 5mo
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I love Agatha Christie, so I was a little nervous about these New Poirot books. But Sophie Hannah really captured him as well as the feeling of reading a Christie book! I‘ve already got the next one on hold.

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I didn‘t love this book, but I did find it engrossing. The mystery itself was not that intriguing, but the characters and their relationships were. I loved the sense of community and camaraderie. Also, lots of food talk and recipes!

JazzFeathers The blurb sounds like fun. 5mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I finally finished this book flower wreath. It‘s been half-finished for ages, and I feel a huge sense of accomplishment now that it‘s finished.

Julsmarshall Lovely! 6mo
Eggs I do love this!! 6mo
JazzFeathers 😍 6mo
CrowCAH Beautiful! 😍 5mo
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Truth & Beauty | Ann Patchett
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I love Ann Patchett but have avoided reading this for years because I wasn‘t sure if I could handle it. It was so good though. Worth the the heartbreak and sadness.

Dragon Stacking 👍🐉 6mo
SheReadsAndWrites This is one of my all time favorites ❤️ 6mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Just barely finished listening to this before Libby took it back. I think I‘ve got 20 minutes to spare. I love these books so much and am sad that I‘ll have to wait until the next one comes out for another dose of Cormarin and Robin.

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My kryptonite genre is circus families. This book was circus families, secrets, mermaids, libraries, and tarot. It was almost made for me.

rather_be_reading sounds amazing! 7mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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So, I actually DNF‘d this a few months ago, almost halfway through. I picked it back up, and was completely enchanted by it this time. Timing is everything.

Bookwormjillk So true! 7mo
SW-T Yes, sometimes timing is everything! 7mo
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The ceiling at the NYPL Main branch. It was a rainy day, but perfect inside the library.

Eggs 💗💗💗 7mo
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Squeeeee! This one had me on the edge of my seat and totally gave me scary dreams, but it was so good.

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Career of Evil | J K Rowling
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Oh man. This book is so much scarier than the last two. I only have three hours left, but I think something bad is going to happen so I‘m gonna have to put this in the freezer for a minute.

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Friday's Child | Georgette Heyer
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It‘s Friday. Let‘s do this!

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Dear Mrs Bird | AJ Pearce
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I need something light and full of WWII-era slang, and this did the trick. Emmy wants to be a Lady War Correspondent but accidentally takes a job as a typist at an old fashioned ladies magazine. Slang to look forward to: Bee‘s Knees, Fizzing, Ripping, and Smashing.

Mdargusch I loved this one! 8mo
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Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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At Beach Town Books today. The husband said he was documenting me in my natural environment. 😏

mdhughes72 Great photo! 8mo
RaimeyGallant lol, love it! 8mo
JoScho So cute! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great pic! 8mo
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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I loved Cuckoo‘s Calling so much that I couldn‘t wait to get my hands on The Silkworm. These books are soooooooo good in such a perfectly updated detective noir way. I can‘t wait to read the next one!

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Lauren Groff calls this book God haunted, which is a perfect descriptor. Two people living with loss and guilt and the longing for faith. R. O. Kwon‘s description of the loss of faith is exquisite.

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I have been craving comfort so I decided to go back and listen to some Flavia de Luce. I‘ve read all but the last one and loved them, so I thought listening to them would be perfect. But the narrator is all wrong. She‘s bright and chirpy and, in my head, Flavia is wry and dry and cynical. I was really looking forward to listening to all the books, but I‘m going to have to bail on the audio.

Mdargusch That‘s too bad. I didn‘t mind the narrator although I do agree, she didn‘t sound like the Flavia I had in my head. 10mo
Coleen I‘ve also read all but the last. I read a lot of books on audio, but have not done any Flavia in that format, although have been tempted to. Maybe I shouldn‘t be.... 8mo
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I am in love with Tommy and Tuppence. They‘re charming and funny and I wish Agatha Christie had written more than just five.

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I am snuggled into bed with this beauty.

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So, these books have been around since the 90s, but I just discovered them and I love them. This is the fifth in the series and maybe the best one so far. These are true to the spirit of Sherlock Holmes and full of wonderful historical jewels.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Y‘all, Out of Print now has Six of Crows merch!

readordierachel Ooooh 😍 12mo
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The Sittaford Mystery | Agatha Christie
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I audio-worked this one, and it‘s the only way I got through all my spreadsheets without dying of boredom. This had some subtle feminist flare too.

readordierachel Audiobooks make mundane tasks so much nicer 12mo
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I love a Holmes riff, and this one is great. Enola is the very capable, unreservedly feminist younger sister of Mycroft and Sherlock who solves cyphers and rescues young women as she rescues herself.

readingjedi Nice cover. 12mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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This duology pulled me out of a serious personal and readerly funk. I love these characters and this universe. Oh, and the heists and scheming, so good!!

readordierachel I loved it too. Looking forward to the TV adaptation! 12mo
raeintheworld I just found out about the adaptation and am süper excited! There‘s a new novel coming too! 12mo
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While I saw the twist coming from a few miles off, I loved the emotional depth and beauty of this one. It makes you wonder how many silver screen luminaries we know nothing about.

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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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Found this in the stacks at the library today.

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Y‘all, somebody left a box of books in the trash chute room of my apartment building. I have rescued most of the books and will take the rest to my library for donation.

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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This book. I would like to give this book to every man who ever claimed to want to understand women and what we go through. There‘s a fundamental truth in these pages.

Cinfhen I loved this book!! 1y
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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Another excellent mystery by Anthony Horowitz. It was scary and weirdly meta—Horowitz is a character in the book and it deals with truth vs fiction and fantasy, and about the process of writing, as well as murder.

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Escaping to the patio to read this beauty.

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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I‘ve been on an Agatha Christie binge and enjoying myself quite thoroughly. She really is amazing.

Dragon I love ❤️ Dame Agatha! 🖤 1y
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The Secret of Chimneys | Agatha Christie
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I am on a Christie tear right now. This is my fifth in two weeks, and I think this one is my favorite. I loved this and loved Hugh Fraser as the narrator.

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I loved this book! So much of Gabrielle‘s early years in restaurants are so familiar to me. She didn‘t glamorize it or romanticize it, which I loved. And, oh, the way she describes a meal. I was hungry the whole time.