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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

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Himself

The Tail of Emily Windsnap [#1]

The Strain [#1]

The Secret Hour [#1]

 

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Double Exposure

Caraval [#1]

The Virgin Blue

The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender

 

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These Broken Stars [#1]

Neverwhere

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

 

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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

 

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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]

 

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Everybody's Son

My Life As A White Trash Zombie [#1]

The Princess Bride: Illustrated Edition

The Hobbit

 

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My Best Friend's Exorcism

The Girl Who Drank The Moon

Let The Right One In

Ghost Story

 

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

A bit of a mix-up with Overdrive means I'm still on the wait list for Equal Rites, so I've decided to dive into my 'Relics and Curiosities' square.

 

 

At the end of Five Children and It the five children promised not to ask the Psammead for another wish as long as they lived, but expressed a half wish to see it again some time. They find 'it' again in a pet shop in Camden Town, and their magic adventures start over again. 'It' leads them to a magic amulet - half of it actually - which they use it to try and find the other half. It takes them back to ancient Egypt and Babylon. The Queen of Babylon visits them in London, bringing all her ancient customs with her - which is awkward. They visit the lost continent of Atlantis. They see Julius Caesar in the flesh, but none of these adventures run smoothly, and if they forget the 'word of power' or lose the amulet, what would happen to them?

 

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