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readingjedi

Joined September 2016

Symmetrical book stacking... just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.
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Notes to Self by Emilie Pine
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My daughter & I have only just started to mine this rich seam of animal knowledge. What a fabulous book! As to be expected from Nat Geo, the photos are superb, numerous, vivid & intimate. This book covers a huge range of creatures & has a staggering amount of facts & information. While this is obviously aimed at children, it has enough depth to be of use/interest right up to and including adulthood. Great for homework or just dipping into.

monalyisha My rabbit‘s vet wrote this book! 😍🐰 19h
Sapphire Stacked! To buy for my grand daughter 17h
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Notes to Self | Emilie Pine
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Starting this one today, another long overdue NetGalley review. It's been so long since I requested this that I can't remember a thing about it so it's a bit like a lucky dip (or a box of chocolates) - I don't know what I'm going to get!

shanaqui Ahaha, I have some books on my Netgalley backlog like that, too... it tends to mean I never touch them, though; I like the idea of seeing it as being like a lucky dip! 4d
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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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This creepy & atmospheric crime story is a kind of Larsson's Millennium Lite - similar matter-of-fact writing style without the endless tedious detail. The 2 MCs are kinda reminiscent of Lisbeth as well. And while not as multi-layered & dense it's just as enjoyable. Non-stop action, building tension, rising body count, all good stuff. Lots of twists, shocks, red herrings, gory bits & a satisfying unravelling. Would love to see more of the 2 MCs.

LiseWorks I just watched the series, it was very good, and didn't know who the villain was until the very end 5d
readingjedi @LiseWorks I didn't know it had been done for TV! I stopped watching TV about 6 years ago so I'm completely out the loop! 5d
LiseWorks @readingjedi it was a British series I watched on Netflix 5d
readingjedi @LiseWorks Just Googled it - Hess is not far off how I pictured him but Thulin is all wrong! 5d
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Another gorgeous book from my daughter's Christmas haul. One of my most cherished childhood possessions is my first edition copy of the wordless classic by Raymond Briggs and this version, by the ever brilliant Michael Morpurgo, fleshes out the story in a satisfying manner that enhances rather than overhauls the original. The illustrations are gorgeous and the magic is still as heartwarming & poignant as it ever was. A book to treasure. ⛄❤⛄

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If you've ever been driven mad by the phrase "are we nearly there yet?" then this book is for you! It has loads of ideas for games that don't require any equipment so can be played easily in the car on long journeys. Some are more fun than others but you can easily adapt them to your own rules. Loads of other types of games as well but it's the car friendly ones we've been trying out mostly.

LiseWorks We used to play the game where they had to find signs that had letters on them from A to z and you could not skip the letter. That took awhile to go through, kept them pretty busy especially when they letters were rare 7d
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One night, just before Christmas, my 7 year old was just settling down to go to sleep when she pipes up "Mama, what is evolution?" Well, I know what it is but when it came to explaining it in a vaguely comprehensible manner, I was all at sea! Thank you Usborne for saving my bacon!

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Barbie Annual | Grandreams Limited
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My daughter is seriously into Barbie right now and she received this annual for Christmas. I was trying to explain to her what a big deal annuals were when I was her age. They were a Christmas staple. I absolutely loved them and read them repeatedly all through the year. The excitement of unwrapping one on Christmas morning was unparalleled! I remember a Bunty one I was particularly fond of, can even recall one of the stories in it.

TrishB I love annuals ♥️ yes definitely one of the best Christmas piles! 1w
Blueroseis I purchased some annuals for two of my Grandchildren in 2020 along with other books. They loved the books but didn't seem that enthusiastic with the annuals so I didn't get them anymore. I used to hate receiving annuals as Christmas presents when a boy, preferring to have toys to play with rather than books. 1w
DivineDiana I am not familiar with annuals. 🤔 1w
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readingjedi @Blueroseis My husband and his brother had them as kids but only football ones and the WWII adventure stories - think it was called Victor. 1w
readingjedi @TrishB After posting this I disappeared down a Google-hole of reminiscing - so many memories! Even found the Judy annual from 1985 to buy! 1w
readingjedi @DivineDiana I think it's a 'British thing'. They are hardback A4 books of weekly comics produced yearly around Christmas time. 1w
DivineDiana What fun! We do not have them in the USA. Thank you. 🙂 (edited) 1w
Dragon We had a Peanuts one when I was growing up - loved Snoopy and the gang ( I think it would be considered an annual) 1w
Vansa I used to absolutely love Judy and Bunty comics! It's so nice to hear them mentioned,my mum's the only other person who remembers them!! 1w
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Last of my Christmas haul. I totally blame The Jolly Postman for mine & my daughter's obsession with books with real letters in! We are both building up a good little collection.

shanaqui If you have any recs (other than the Nick Bantock series, which I have), I review books about letters/post/etc for Postcrossing's blog! (I did Griffin & Sabine back in October: https://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2021/10/23/book-review-the-griffin-sabine-tril...) 1w
marleed I love this series. I‘m missing one from the second set, Alexandria, and the m always on the lookout for it! 1w
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I've wanted this book for so long and it's finally mine! A Christmas present from my husband and daughter. This is what I'd describe as a "nice book", a term originating in my childhood for a book that was a bit special. It was always such a thrill to receive a "nice book". I still get such a warm contented feeling from owning a book as "nice" as this one. My geeky little heart is racing - maps in books always excite & delight ?

readingjedi This photo does NOT do the cover justice AT ALL! 2w
Follow.my.read Such a wonderful display of love from your family! Most people don‘t understand the feeling we bibliophiles get when receiving a new book!!! 2w
Klou This is 😍 2w
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reading_rainbow 😍💕 2w
Amiable Love the cover! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Ooooo I absolutely love maps, so I will have to check this one out!!! 2w
DivineDiana That is a very nice book! ❤️ 1w
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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Time for a quick reread before the new edition! Love these two ❤

KathyWheeler When is the new one being released? 2w
readingjedi @KathyWheeler This month! 2w
KathyWheeler @readingjedi Yay! Thank you. 2w
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JamieArc My local comic bookstore is giving the new one away. I‘m super excited (and nervous - I ended up throwing the last one across the room!) 2w
sarahbellum I really need to reread these too. I‘ve forgotten a lot of the twists and turns 🙃 2w
readingjedi @JamieArc Yeah, I'm kinda nervous as well because I don't see how I can still love it as much after THAT ending.... 2w
CuriousG Wait, what?! They finally are putting out more of these? I'm clearly out of the loop. 1w
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Starting the tagged book today - quite appropriate really as I've spent the last few weeks doing mostly scoffing!

Also testing out my new book stamp. Can't quite get it right - too much pressure & it loses detail, too little pressure & the letters are patchy. This attempt had too much ink and has spread - frustrating 😤

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Is it a rubber stamp that you press into an ink pad or a self inking one? 2w
readingjedi It's one with an ink pad - the one it came with seems a bit too inky! 2w
perfectsinner I have a book stamp, too! Haven't tagged a ton of my books yet, though. It feels daunting to take everything off the shelf, stamp it, and put it back 🤣 1w
DivineDiana It is a lovely stamp! 1w
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MASSIVE PICK ALERT ⚠️ Drop everything & read this book ASAP!

Seriously, it's very good indeed. It's got me like Angelica Schuyler when Alexander Hamilton played fast & loose with his comma placement.

So many emotions, swinging this way then that way. My heart broke, my gut wrenched & I can't stop thinking about it!

As fan of retellings & myths, a grecophile, a feminist, a daughter, a mother - this just hits hard.

Loved Ariadne, adore this!

readingjedi Also love this alternative cover that depicts the 3 women who tell their stories - Cassandra, Clytemnestra & Elektra. 2w
Butterfinger Wow!!! 2w
LiteraryinLawrence Great review! Love your enthusiasm! 2w
shanaqui Oooh. you've made me very curious! I'm guessing this is quite separate from Ariadne, so I could start with this one? 2w
readingjedi @shanaqui Yes, you don't have to have read Ariadne to enjoy/understand this one. 2w
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Night Cry | Borja Gonzalez
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Had high hopes for this comic book, as the artwork is very aesthetically pleasing, but they were not met. The plot is scanty in the extreme, the merest bones of an idea without any of the flesh that would've made me want to read on. The art is annoyingly indulgent - panel after wordless panel of admittedly very atmospheric art that adds nothing to the narrative. Not much happened. I couldn't really work out what it was all about tbh!

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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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I am ecstatic to finally own this beauty, a Christmas present from my husband & daughter. Someone on here recommended it to me (sorry, can't remember who but if it's you thanks for that!) and I've coveted it ever since. Can't wait to get stuck in but it's the bookworm's eternal dilemma - put it on the TBR pile or read straight away?

readingjedi @MandaMT It was you! Thanks for this recommendation. 2w
wordslinger42 I read this several years ago, and I've been thinking about reading it again! 2w
jlhammar Wow, great gift! The concept on this one sounds so cool. Been curious about it for years. 2w
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My daughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of reading a poem together every night at bedtime. This is a lovely selection of poems with lots of variety in terms of style, form & subject matter, some modern, some old, some well-known & some a new discovery. It really is a great introduction to poetry & we have bought the companion volume because we don't want to lose this part of our day! Recommended for children & adults alike!

jewright I love this! 2w
perfectsinner Beautiful cover 2w
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Got this gorgeous book for Christmas. It's totally up my street. Also, as an enthusiastic armchair linguist, I love the title. Word and hord. Ward and hord. Word and hurd. I love the English language!

batsy That looks lovely! 2w
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It's that time of the month again - Amazon First Reads. What are you going to pick? I'm ridiculously indecisive this time 🤔

Bkwrm7 I'm torn between The Raven Spell and Deconstructed. Probably gonna let it sit awhile and see which, if either, sticks in my brain. 2w
wordslinger42 I chose The Raven Spell! 2w
RainyDayReading I‘m going with The Raven Spell. 2w
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sprainedbrain This month was hard for me! I went with Base Notes, but if we could have had two I would have picked The Raven Spell, too. 2w
readingjedi @Bkwrm7 @wordslinger42 @RainyDayReading I went for The Raven Spell as well 🙂 2w
readingjedi @sprainedbrain It was really hard this month - I could have picked 4!!! 2w
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My daughter got this for Christmas LAST year and we've been trying to read it together ALL year .... we on chapter 4! It's just not happening for some reason so have decided to set it aside for a while and come at it fresh in due course.

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Home. Girl. Hood. | Ebony Stewart
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Just misses being a Pick. I love that I could sense the intensity of the poet's emotions - her passion, fury and indignation. But, for me, the delivery was slightly lacking - the intensity became diffused as some pieces seemed to lack focus or a cohesive structure. That said, there are some stunning turns of phrase & some powerful themes & imagery. It just felt a little rushed & underdeveloped.

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My daughter and I absolutely loved this heartwarming adventure story this advent period. A sequel to last year's How Winston Delivered Christmas, this tells the story of our intrepid mouse hero's quest to be reunited with his mum. Some old favourites are amongst the cast of friendly animals helpers as well as some hilarious new ones. One chapter every night till the finale on Christmas Eve. Thanks Alex T Smith for a wonderful reading experience.

SamanthaMarie Just ordered the first one because of your post, thank you!!! 😊 3w
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Happy Merry Christmas | Amy Tasukada
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Hope Santa brought everyone lots of new reading material!

WJCintron 🌟 🙏 🌲 Merry Christmas!! 😃 🎉 3w
Butterfinger Merry Christmas!! 3w
TheSpineView Merry Christmas! 3w
Daisey Merry Christmas! 🎄 3w
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 3w
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Fool's Fate | Robin Hobb
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A monster of a finale - buckets of action, great character development, fascinating interactions (especially Fitz and the Fool) dragons getting frisky, heart-break (and corresponding heart-mend!) and a nice mix of satisfying AND frustrating resolutions. Whole trilogy has just been ultra absorbing - to maintain the relentlessly good writing over 2000 pages is no mean feat. High quality fantasy entertainment.

bnp Watching this evolve over time has been a fascinating and frustrating and amazing process. Kind of wish she'd write about Bee and Nettle now. An amazing story arc overall. 1mo
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The Golden Fool | Robin Hobb
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Hugely enjoyable/enjoyably HUGE & always compelling, this middle book of trilogy didn't suffer, as some do, for being the set-up for the big finish. LOVED the connecting of Farseer & Liveship Traders characters - experienced a delicious headspin as the 2 stories merged! Lots of spying, Skilling & political maneuvering. Lots of juicy revelations & character interactions. Oh & Fitz being a total jerk to the Fool! Could slap him at times!!!

Ruthiella Good to know there‘s no middle volume sag in this trilogy! 1mo
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I have been looking forward to starting this one for a while now so I'm going to give myself a little Christmas treat and bump it straight to the top of my TBR schedule.

This cover is really something else 😍

LiteraryinLawrence With the vine placement it looked at first like Flektra. Elektra makes way more sense! Happy reading! 1mo
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RIP Anne Rice. Absolutely devastating news.

Allthebookclubs What?!?! 1mo
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Night Cry | Borja Gonzalez
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Today's read. Cover looks promising....

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Home. Girl. Hood. | Ebony Stewart
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Starting this one today. Absolutely love this artwork 😍

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Top class fantasy. Really enjoyed this return to a world I loved. Fitz is such a complex character & spends the first third of this novel being an introspective grump! Then when all the recapping is done (only very slightly boring as the writing is, as always, scintillating) the Fool comes! Twists, turns, revelations, connections, references, all so satisfying. Love Fitz & Fool's relationship. Love the depth & detail of Hobb's world building.

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The Taste of Ginger | Mansi Shah
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This is my December pick from Amazon First Reads. What has everyone else gone for?

ChasingOm That sounds really good! 2mo
ItsAnotherJen I went with The Paid Bridesmaid, but this one looked good too! 2mo
Mskt6891 I very nearly chose this one but I went with Murder At Teal's Pond instead 2mo
Betty_Boa I chose this one as well. It was interesting for sure reading about Indian culture 1mo
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Happy Merry Christmas | Amy Tasukada
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Sorry for the totally un-book related post but this 46 year old kid is just ridiculously excited about Christmas!!!

And now it's December I don't have to rein it in anymore!!!

IT'S CHRIIIIIISTMAAAAAS! 🎅❄🎄🎁

TheSpineView Have a wonderful holiday! ❤🎄💚 2mo
Chrissyreadit ❄️❄️❄️❄️🙌❄️❄️❄️ 2mo
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Fool's Fate | Robin Hobb
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Ripping through this trilogy, it's just a joy. Starting the last installment today.

Lots of different covers for this book - I like this one a lot.

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Mehso-so

I found this maudlin rather than moving & it left me feeling somewhat depressed. I found the ending morbid, unsatisfying & distasteful - I'm never 100% comfortable with that particular trope. MC is unlikeable, self-pitying & without redeeming features. Flashback parts were OK but there was little resolution. Backman did this kind of thing much more effectively with Ove. This didn't seem to warrant its hype.

LiteraryinLawrence I agree. This one was less than the sum of its parts. 2mo
candority Agreed! 2mo
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First of trilogy done in just over a week (each book of the Liveship Traders trilogy took me over 4 weeks during the first lockdown - my concentration was shot) and now on to the next! I'm loving it so far.

Ruthiella Wow! That is fast! This is my next trilogy too, but I haven‘t started yet. 2mo
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Underworld Underworld | Burniat Mathieu
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This is a great example of what a graphic novel can do - a clever & engaging read as educational as it is entertaining. Despite the presence of Hades it is more ecological than mythological - it is a journey through the literal underworld of soil. I'm not a huge fan of the artwork (Tom's pupil-less eyes freaked me out a little) but the message is delivered effectively, the information meticulously researched. Who knew soil was so fascinating?!

readingjedi I also loved the way Hades was presented - a perma-grinning, muscle-bound jerk! The contrast between the mythological Underworld being the land of the Dead and the actual underworld of the soil teeming with life was nice as well. 2mo
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Noticed this. Nearly fainted. I like a big book and all but what the heck?! Then I realised I'd bought this trilogy as an omnibus edition and that's the time left for all 3 volumes! 😂

DivineDiana That would have scared me too! 😳 2mo
wanderinglynn 😳 That would be intimidating for just 1 book! 2mo
EvieBee Lol! Scared me for a minute. 2mo
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Vivlio_Gnosi 😄 2mo
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AutumnRLS Lol 2mo
marleed Oh funny! 2mo
Lindy 🤪 2mo
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Can anyone please tell me what the super cute fabric pouches that protect your books when in your bag are called? And where/who I might get one from? The name is on the tip of my tongue....this happens a lot these days, it must be my age!

starlight97 You mean book sleeves? 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading Book sleeves. I got mine from crafts as usual on Etsy. I would definitely recommend. 2mo
readingjedi @starlight97 Yes! Why couldn't I remember that?! 😂 2mo
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readingjedi @Prairiegirl_reading I have just purchased one! 2mo
Ddzmini Bookbeau has some great book covers/sleeves 🤗 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading @readingjedi 👍🏼👍🏼 2mo
Megabooks This is BY FAR my favorite booksleeve store. I own about 25 sleeves!! https://www.etsy.com/shop/storytimesleeve/ 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Book sleeves! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego has me addicted to Always September book sleeves. High quality! There is also someone on Litsy whi has an Etsy shop with really nice book sleeves. I cannot remember the name:( 2mo
LibrarianRyan You are probably thinking Book Sleves. The origianl was Book Beau and they are still around. I make book Huggers that stay on your books while you read. Either way, Etsy is a great spot, or just google Book Sleve. 2mo
sharread @LibrarianRyan has some awesome booksleeves. 2mo
LibrarianRyan send me your address at MissRyanAF@gmail.com and I will send you one. 2mo
readingjedi @LibrarianRyan Oh wow, that is wonderfully generous & kind of you but I'm in the UK and assume you're in the States, wouldn't the shipping cost be prohibitively expensive? 2mo
LibrarianRyan @readingjedi I shipped one to the UK in september. I think it was like $20. so not prohibitive. 2mo
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Just received this!!!!! So excited, I loved Ariadne.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 💚🖤 3mo
398.2 Beautiful cover! 3mo
perfectsinner Woohoo lucky. Araidne is on my wish list 3mo
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Been saving the next trilogy in Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings sequence till the time was right.

The time is now right.

What a treat this is going to be!!!!

rretzler I finished reading the entire series last year and it is now one of my favorites! Enjoy! 3mo
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At First Light | Barbara Nickless
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First Reads time again for any Amazon Primers out there! This was my choice for this month - what's yours?

jdiehr Ooh! I had forgotten! Thanks for posting 🏃🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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Happy Halloween | Susan Kueffner
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Happy Halloween!

Featuring my new pumpkin from Scarborough.

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Bought as a half term holiday/Halloween gift for my 7 year old daughter, this has been a massive hit! Apart from looking awesome, it has a great mix of poems - spooky ones, funny ones, ones that rhyme & ones that come shaped like a potion bottle! My girl was thrilled to see Paul Cookson's name on the cover as she did a poetry workshop with him in the summer that she loved. Reading level is just right for her & she's been reciting lots already!

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Today's little treat, Pt 2.

Dilara Oooh I might have to get this book. I love Natalie Haynes‘s BBC Radio 4 podcasts about the Ancient world. 3mo
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The Bookseller's Tale | Martin Latham
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Today's little treat, Pt 1. Great cover.

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Like mother, like daughter - both suckers for a pretty cover! 7 year old made a beeline for this one, attracted by the pink, shiny foil on it. It's a hardback as well which just adds to the desirability! Illustrations inside are grey line drawings but still very sweet and every page is decorated too. Making chapter book visually appealing helps kids move on from picture books as sometimes pages of nothing but text can look a bit boring!!!

Just_reading Ooh, I would have been drawn to this cover too! 😍 3mo
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This is a great book we picked up at our last library visit. The real life stories of derring-do are just the right length for weary heads when they want an exciting tale but are fast running out of steam! And I have to admit, there's names & achievements in here that are totally new to me so it really is a journey of discovery for us both! Good mix of words & illustrations for kids that are ready to move on from full-on picture books.

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A Woman's Voice | Aude Mermilliod
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This graphic novel is really rather wonderful. The art is gorgeous, quirky & characterful, reminiscent of Posey Simmonds. It has some fascinating things to say about women's reproductive/sexual health & their experiences in this area. The MC's journey is both professional & personal, the 2 being closely linked, and her ending is uplifting & empowering. The stories of the women patients are moving & affecting. Related, empathised & loved it ♥👌 ❤

ElizaMarie Ooo this one sounds really promising!! I am stacking it! 3mo
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Started this one last night. Seen a few cover variations that just featured the title. This one is by far my favourite.

batsy That's a great cover! 3mo
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I disliked this & need to rant out my disappointment. I found it irritating, unrealistic, repetitive, facile, poorly written & cheesy. Yes, I get Ari wanted to kiss Dante but I didn't get much out of it after reading it for the 147th time. Someone/everyone cried every 7th line. Yet at the moment of the only genuine emotional event everyone acts weirdly flippant! Ari said/wrote/felt the same few things over & over & OVER again!!! More ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi All the finger combing of hair got annoying. Everyone is amazing & everyone loves one another - really?! There's no conflict whatsoever - trite, tortured teen angst doesn't count! Sorry, but no parents are that amazing all the time. Dialogue was cheesy/preachy. More ⬇️ ⬇️⬇️⬇️ 3mo
readingjedi Ari and Dante's characters were inconsistent - they went from seemingly having the emotional maturity/social sophistication of 10 year olds to having the experience & wisdom of someone 3 times their age! The short sentences/chapter seemed gimmicky/got tedious. It was all just a bit overwrought yet kinda shallow at the same time. More ⬇️ ⬇️⬇️⬇️ 3mo
readingjedi I felt there was an awful lot of 'telling' & not much convincing 'showing'. I have to say I found it childish and weak. So disappointed as I adored the first one. What's changed? Is it me? I've had my rant & will now shut up! 3mo
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LiteraryinLawrence Oh NO! I am so sorry the sequel was such a disappointment! I have been wanting to read this because, like you, I loved the first one. I think I still will, but I‘ll be very curious whether I‘ll have the same impression. All of those things would really bother me too. 😬 3mo
Lindy Wow! Good rant. 🏆 3mo
TrishB @Lindy agree 😁 3mo
SilverShanica I‘ve heard much the same from others. It‘s been quite a few years since the first one came out, and because of the current political climate, I suspect that this was pushed & rushed in order to get it out rather than letting the author work it out naturally. 3mo
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Underworld Underworld | Burniat Mathieu
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Another graphic novel next. With thanks to #netgalley for this book.

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This wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be - the history was approached from an architectural perspective rather than the running of - but I still enjoyed it. At times it got a little bogged down in names & esoteric terms, but it avoided being impenetrably academic. Impeccably researched, it covered the development of the country house right up to the present day. Photos were lovely, would've loved more.

readingjedi Photo is Normanby Hall in Lincolnshire, my favourite country house! 3mo
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