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text 2018-09-21 04:21
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 128 pages.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling

I'm rereading this one!


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text 2018-09-20 12:42
Baker Street Irregulars
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs


Fairies, changelings, witches, circus/carnival 'oddities'.

Just children with odd paranormal abilities abandoned by their parents and now in hiding.


I'm not sure if I like Miss. Peregrine or not.  

Not letting the children change at all seems a bit odd.  

Locking everyone locatable from the same year into a loop, which has apparently been going on since the dawn of time - maybe I'm missing something.


I am looking forward to book 2 though.  AFTER the bingo game.



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text 2018-09-14 19:12
Collective Kindle Book Haul

It has been a while since I've done a Kindle book haul and I thought I better do it, because they are adding up. 99% were bought on monthly or daily deals discounts so $.99 to $2.99. The most I think I spent is $4.99. I've collected these since March.


In no particular order:


Storm Front [#1]

Talon [#1]

Say Goodnight, Gracie

If I Was Your Girl




The Tail of Emily Windsnap [#1]

The Strain [#1]

The Secret Hour [#1]




Double Exposure

Caraval [#1]

The Virgin Blue

The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender




These Broken Stars [#1]


The Crown [This is #3. I own #1 on Kindle and not #2 yet. I will wait for a sale]

K2: The Life and Death On The World's Most Dangerous Mountian




How Dare The Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

The Grave Tender [Read 4/5]

The Secret Mother [Read 4/5]

The Child Next Door




The Golem And The Jinni

Meg, includes Meg: Origins [#1] [Read 4/5]

The Trench [Meg #2] [Read 3/5 Trigger Warnings: Rape & Attempted Rape]

Primal Waters [Meg #3]




Everybody's Son

My Life As A White Trash Zombie [#1]

The Princess Bride: Illustrated Edition

The Hobbit




My Best Friend's Exorcism

The Girl Who Drank The Moon

Let The Right One In

Ghost Story




Jaws [Read 4/5]





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text 2018-09-12 01:11
Halloween Bingo 2018 - Relics and Curiosities
The Story of the Amulet - H.R. Millar,E. Nesbit

I love how Nesbit doesn't dumb anything down for her readers. I had to go and look up 'oricalchum'. 



This could also work for 'Cryptozoology'. Don't worry though, the psammead isn't dangerous, just a sarcastic little bastard with a superiority complex.


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text 2018-09-11 19:30
Reading progress update: I've read 65%.
The Story of the Amulet - H.R. Millar,E. Nesbit

I wish you could have seen all the honours and kindnesses lavished on the children and the learned gentleman by those ancient Britons. You would have thought, to see them, that a child was something to make a fuss about, not a bit of rubbish to be hustled about the streets and hidden away in the workhouse.


E Nesbit. Not just a good author, but also a damn fine human being.

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