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Reading update is Music in the Hills ( Dering Family #2) by D E Stevenson. At last, I’m enjoying this book, and the characters are better, and plenty to dryish humour.

 

Read 77% of  The Hanging Tree (Rivers of London #6) by Ben Aaronovitch. Also enjoying this one, but some rather slow in parts, with too much of the details re. police procedure, so it drags on, for me. 
 

Finished with Rivers of London Vol. 2: Night Witch (Rivers of London graphic novels #2). So now I know what is doing on when Grant, Nightingale et. al. are  talking about when are referring to The Russians. The story was good, and good to know more details about Varvara Sidarovna (the Night Witch from "Broken Homes"). 

 

 

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My Audible use for 2020

138 hours, and the most listened month was in February. 
 

Reading stats for 2020

117 books, with 22,689 pages read.

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On 01/01/2021 at 8:42 PM, Marie H said:

My Audible use for 2020

138 hours, and the most listened month was in February. 
 

Reading stats for 2020

117 books, with 22,689 pages read.

 

:clapping:

 

Happy reading in 2021 :readingtwo:!

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Happy 2021 Marie, I hope your books and life in general are full of joy and happiness.

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On 03/01/2021 at 6:18 AM, Athena said:

 

:clapping:

 

Happy reading in 2021 :readingtwo:!

 

On 03/01/2021 at 7:51 AM, Lau_Lou said:

Happy reading :)

 

On 03/01/2021 at 10:20 AM, Chrissy said:

Happy reading in 2021. :)

 

On 05/01/2021 at 1:59 PM, Brian. said:

Happy 2021 Marie, I hope your books and life in general are full of joy and happiness.

Sorry that it’s the end of January already, but thank everyone, and I hope you all have a good 2021, and happy reading.

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Read recently

The Girl in The Tower: (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden, which I really enjoyed the first half, but found the storyline(s) weren’t so good later on because 

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I couldn’t get the ideas that Vasya’s brother and sister, both very religious people (especially her brother being a monk) living in medieval Russia, could cope with the concept of Vasya being a witch, though still be not evil.) 

 

Rivers of London, Volume 4: Detective Stories

(Rivers of London graphic novels #4. Hmm, not bad, but I found this graphic novel not as good as more volumes.

 

Currently reading  

 Rivers of London: Cry Fox: Volume 5 (Rivers of London graphic novels #5). 
 

The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden 

 

 

 

 

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My reading mojo is in a lull.

It was doing well, then while reading Wendy Jones’ The World is a Wedding there was a sudden and rather gory description (at a funeral director in the 1920s) that I was horrified by it!

It just seemed to be gratuitous gore. Now I don’t want to go back to the book anymore. :unsure:


So, back to The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden.

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Yay, Ben Aaronovitch’s What Abigail Did That Summer: A Rivers Of London Novella Kindle Edition arrived this morning!

 

Also, reading Lissa Evans’ Their Finest Hour. I loved the Crooked Heart/Old Baggage/V for Victoriy trilogy. 
 

I’m now looking forward to a Zoom E-evening with Lissa Evans soon. So lots of books to read now :readingtwo:.

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Read 25% of What Abigail Did That Summer so far. It did took a while to get  into Abigail, as the narrator, but it’s a good book. And I love Indigo ❤️😀.

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3 hours ago, Marie H said:

Read 25% of What Abigail Did That Summer so far. It did took a while to get  into Abigail, as the narrator, but it’s a good book. And I love Indigo ❤️😀.

 

I finished it this afternoon; it's very good!

 

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On 21/02/2021 at 3:08 PM, Marie H said:

The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden

I loved this, I was sad when it was over!

 

On 21/03/2021 at 11:07 AM, Marie H said:

Read 25% of What Abigail Did That Summer so far. It did took a while to get  into Abigail, as the narrator, but it’s a good book. And I love Indigo ❤️😀.

I'm very excited to start. I have a feeling, just from this, that I will also love Indigo :lol:.

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20 minutes ago, Hayley said:

 

'm very excited to start. I have a feeling, just from this, that I will also love Indigo :lol:.

I think you well love this one, as it is really good. And Indigo is wonderful :D. She's a great character.

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Back to reading again, with a range of read so far

 

Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London #7) by Ben Aaronovitch - 20%

Another great book, and Aaronovitch is my favourite author at the moment. 
 
The Royal Tutor by Higasa Akai #103

(Amazon blurb from the episode)

Accepting the post of Royal Tutor at the court of the king of Grannzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead! Each of the kingdom's four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!

 

The storylines of this series have been enjoyable, intriguing, hilarious and beautifully illustrated. Highly recommend for a slice-of-life manga. 

This has been a lovely manga series, and #103 is the finale! :unsure: What will I do after this episode?! :mellow: Carry on with Komi Can’t Communicate #6 by Tomohito Oda - 13% read.

This is cute and madcap hilarity, for most of the time. But very cute! And I still have #7-12 to go.

 

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18 hours ago, Marie H said:

The storylines of this series have been enjoyable, intriguing, hilarious and beautifully illustrated. Highly recommend for a slice-of-life manga. 


This has been a lovely manga series, and #103 is the finale! :unsure: What will I do after this episode?! :mellow:

 

Awww, shame it is finished now :(. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

 

18 hours ago, Marie H said:

Carry on with Komi Can’t Communicate #6 by Tomohito Oda - 13% read.

This is cute and madcap hilarity, for most of the time. But very cute! And I still have #7-12 to go.

 

I have read books 1 - 8 and really enjoyed them, I'm glad you're liking the series too :).

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8 hours ago, Athena said:

 

Awww, shame it is finished now :(. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Yes, it’s sad that it’s now finished, but the finale was very good as an ending. :smile:

 

8 hours ago, Athena said:

 

Awww, shame it is finished now :(. I'm glad you enjoyed have read books 1 - 8 and really enjoyed them, I'm glad you're liking the series too :).

Komi and Tadano‘s friendship is sweet and cute! 😁

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I haven’t read much recently, just can’t concentrate for long. Finished Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London #7) by Ben Aaronovitch. Again, couldn’t get into this novel until around 70-80%, but they ending was good. I just found that this of the series was very…bitty, with too many plots within plots (and weaved many characters). Though I loved 

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Foxglove, and her history with the other fae characters (Molly, The Pale Lady etc.) with other of the series. And the talking foxes and Abigail :smile:

I think I give this a 3.5 out of 5, though I did gave it 4 out of 5 in the Goodreads, as this novel didn’t gave me the WOW factor that the others of the Rivers of London series had previously.

 

So the next book is Cogheart by Peter Bunzl 

Children's fiction, I think. 
This is the blurb from Fantastic Fiction 

Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox – Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realises that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart... Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.


Steampunk Victorian London, by the look of it, with mechanical foxes 🦊 

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I totally agree with the bits you loved about Lies Sleeping, that was my favourite thing too! (I also always round my ratings up for Goodreads!)

 

15 hours ago, Marie H said:

Steampunk Victorian London, by the look of it, with mechanical foxes 🦊 

This sounds amazing :lol:

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