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Cut to the Chaise

Cut to the Chaise (Caprice De Luca Mystery, #8)Blood red is the season’s hottest color . . . 

With her wedding day mere weeks away, home stager Caprice De Luca is busy arranging every last detail for the reception at Rambling Vines Winery–a stylish venue she redecorated two years earlier. But the closer the bride-to-be gets to saying, “I do,” the more a celebration at Rambling Vines seems like a terrible mistake. As financial mishaps and unhappy customers put the winery in the red, an unidentified criminal plots to sour the business’s already ailing reputation. Worst of all, a romance from co-owner Michelle Dodd’s past could leave a permanent stain on Caprice’s best friend’s current love life. When Michelle’s aloof husband is found stabbed to death on a chaise lounge in the tasting room, Caprice vows to name the calculating culprit and set things right before her dream nuptials dissolve into a deadly nightmare …

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July Wrap Up

So I got to the third week of July and realised that not only had I not read any of the big books I wanted to read this month, but I also hadn’t read anything else. So my TBR was getting bigger and bigger, I was getting closer to when my library books were due back and I hadn’t read anything. So I signed up for a readathon, found out which books were due back in the library first and set myself to actually reading. This was one of my worst reading months, but I did enjoy most of what I read this month.

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Strangeathon Wrap Up

Strangethon

So, this readathon went better than I thought. Considering I forgot about the last two readathons I took part in, this one went better. I was in such a reading slump through July that I welcomed a set TBR. I didn’t stick to it completely because I was trying to work on my July TBR as well, but I read some of the books I wanted to read. Plus I think I got out of my reading slump, so yay? Good and bad points all round but I’ll take it.

This readathon ran from the 22nd to the 28th July and the twitter is here.

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N.E.W.Ts Readathon

Magical Readathon

I’m so excited for this readathon! I love these Harry Potter readathons, especially since so much thought goes into each one. The Twitter for this readathon is here and the challenges are here.

Before my O.W.Ls, I chose the alchemist as my career, partly because I was in a reading mood but also because Nicholas Flamel? Who wouldn’t want to be an alchemist? There were loads of careers I was interested in.

 

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Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of ThornsAll sorcerers are evil.

Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

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Summer Strangeathon TBR

Strangethon

I do like this readathon, the challenges are always things I really don’t expect. This round is from the 22nd July (today!) to the 28th July. Monday to Sunday, I think I can do that. The Twitter is here and it’s doing reading sprints through the readathon.

Strange Challenge card for July Session of the readathon. Challenges are listed in the replies.

Challenges

  • Read a book where someone breaks the law
  • Read a book with a queer protagonist
  • Read a book you’ve been saving for October
  • Read a book that came out this year
  • Read a book where it rains
  • Read a book where they go camping
  • Read a book with shine
  • Accidentally read a book that doesn’t fit any challenges

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