What kind of things do you like to collect? (Other than

What kind of things do you like to collect? (Other than

1/24/2021, 6:20:00 PM
What kind of things do you like to collect? (Other than books) I love to collect patches from places we visit, tea cups, and pretty notebooks. (Currently trying to figure out the best way to display the patches. A quilt maybe??) . I’m really excited about my @bookofthemonth rep book pick for this month. When I saw the name Jess Kidd it immediately reminded me that I still have not read her book “Himself” and went and pulled it down from my shelves as one of my backlist books to read this year. (Bonus that it has a honeybee on the cover) “Things in Jars” is a gothic mix of history and folklore— which is so very much my cup of tea. (I’ll put the synopsis below.) This month’s BOTM choices were “When We Were Vikings” by Andrew David Macdonald, “Things in Jars” by Jess Kid, “The Sun Down Motel” by Simone St. James, “Topics of Conversation” by Miranda Popkey, and “Tightrope” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. It was a toss up between “Things in Jars” and ‘When We Were Vikings” for me this month. What did you pick? . Synopsis: In the dark underbelly of Victorian London, a formidable female sleuth is pulled into the macabre world of fanatical anatomists and crooked surgeons while investigating the kidnapping of an extraordinary child in this gothic mysteryBridie Devine—female detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading curiosities in this age of discovery. Winding her way through the labyrinthine, sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won’t rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing a past that she’d rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where spectacle is king and nothing is quite what it seems. Blending darkness and light, history and folklore, Things in Jars is a spellbinding Gothic mystery

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