#SaturdaysAreBookish Book Review | Diving back inside a beloved Cosy Historical Mystery series with “The Body in Griffith Park” (Anna Blanc series, No. 3) by Jennifer Kincheloe

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After launching this lovely new feature of mine during [Autumn, 2018] it is a pleasure of joy to continue to bring #SaturdaysAreBookish as a compliment focus of my Twitter chat @SatBookChat. If you see the chat icon at the top of my blog (header bar) you can click over to visit with us. The complimentary showcases on my blog will reflect the diversity of stories, authors and publishers I would be featuring on the chat itself. As at the root and heart of the chat are the stories I am reading which compliment the conversations.

#SaturdaysAreBookish throughout [2019] will be featuring the Romance & Women’s Fiction authors I am discovering to read across genre and point of interest. Every Saturday will feature a different author who writes either Romance or Women’s Fiction – the stories I am reading might simply inspire the topics in the forthcoming chats or they might be directly connected to the current guest author.

I am excited about where new guests and new stories will lay down the foundation of inspiring the topics, the conversations and the bookish recommendations towards promoting Romance & Women’s Fiction. Here’s a lovely New Year full of new authors and their stories to celebrate!

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Acquired Books By: I am a reviewer for Prometheus Books and their imprints starting in [2016] as I contacted them through their Edelweiss catalogues and Twitter. I appreciated the diversity of titles across genre and literary explorations – especially focusing on Historical Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction and Scientific Topics in Non-Fiction.

However, their imprints Seventh Street Books & Pyr were merged into Start Publishing in [2019] – wherein I had the pleasure of being approached by their new publicity team via Kaye Publicity in Spring 2019 wherein I was first introduced to the Spice Shop Mysteries as I was told about a forthcoming release [for June] which was “Chai Another Day”. From there, I started to work with Kaye Publicity to continue reviewing Seventh Street Book titles and author releases I am both familiar with and/or are considered “new authors” to my readerly life.

I received a complimentary copy of “The Body in Griffith Park” direct from the publisher Seventh Street Books (an imprint of Start Science Fiction) in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.

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On why I can’t wait to read more about Anna Blanc:

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer KincheloeThe Woman in the Camphor Trunk by Jennifer KincheloeThe Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe

Series Overview: Young socialite turned police matron Anna Blanc bucks society’s mores to solve crime in early 1900s Los Angeles.

The main reason I find myself so very attached to the world in which Anna Blanc lives is because of how she is beautifully brought to life by Ms Kincheloe. She has a way of fusing Anna into our hearts whilst winning us over with her quirkily humourous prose which not only dictates a keen awareness of Anna but of the times in which she is alive. It’s a curious door into the historical past as these were my parting words after having read the first novel of the series:

Sophisticated in her ascertainment of conception behind Anna Blanc, Kincheloe has writ such a lively character, you drink in her words with such a joy of delight! She has a fast paced narrative, where the humour is smitten by the sophisticated edging of her character’s personality, matched equally brilliantly by the grace of a Cosy Historical Mystery backdrop! She’s captured the turn of the century atmosphere aptly, as she tucks in recognisable familiarities to alight in your imagination as you turn the pages; replete with gaslights and other bits which correlate with the era.

I loved the way in which Kincheloe turnt a phrase, using words not oft found in historical fiction as her novel is a good primer of words that are wicked to say aloud and used in descriptive narratives such as this one! The phrases themselves are a delight for readers who love words as much as wordsmiths, which Kincheloe definitely excels at including whilst giving Anna Blanc a crafty choice of words to express her emotional duress! She also found a clever way to include Anna’s religious background by having her talk to the Saints when a mood or a moment fitted the hour; it was quite an interesting way to thread faith inside a mainstream novel and I liked the author’s candor.

The best attribute Anna Blanc has within her is a self-motivating resolve to become self-educated as it was such a joy to watch her expand her mind in a fervent attempt to understand the underpinnings of motives and causes of the crimes that were leeching through her city at such a fast rate of alarm. She did not just want to sleuth for the sake of detection but to fully understand the methodology behind the crimes and I think this is a nod to the writer’s (Kincheloe) curiosity being piqued by true crime stories straight out of the historical archives from whence she draws her inspirations. Kincheloe also under-writ a stunning historical survey of early Forensic techniques which inspired Anna with her investigating – especially in regards to understanding the differences between murder and suicide. This became quite pivotal in the story as Anna Blanc made her transition from socialite to female detective.

The beauty of The Secret Life of Anna Blanc are the little bits of plot your not expecting to find encircle through the evolving story – there were little clues fluttering through it’s context, but the joy was not completely sorting it all out until the very last chapter – wherein, your heart swoons with glee and you champion the success Anna Blanc had in closing her second case! This is a bit of a guilty pleasure for historical fiction readers – Kincheloe has tempted us with her wicked sweet prose where a heroine peppers the scenes with her feisty personality and a penchant for seeking out the truth from a sea of lies!

-quoted from my review of The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

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#SaturdaysAreBookish Book Review | Diving back inside a beloved Cosy Historical Mystery series with “The Body in Griffith Park” (Anna Blanc series, No. 3) by Jennifer KincheloeThe Body in Griffith Park
Subtitle: An Anna Blanc Mystery
by Jennifer Kincheloe
Source: Direct from Publisher

Los Angeles, 1908. Anna Blanc is a former so-so socialite, a flailing police matron, and a killer detective.

Ex- heiress, Anna Blanc, is precariously employed by the Los Angeles Police Department, reforming delinquent children and minding lady jailbirds. What she really wants is to hunt criminals and be alone with Detective Joe Singer--both no-nos that could get her fired. On a lover's tryst in Griffith Park, Anna and Joe discover the body of a young gambler. Anna can't resist. She's on the case. With a murder to solve and her police matron duties piling up, a young girl shows up at Central Station claiming to have been raped by a man from Mars. The men at the station scoff, but Anna is willing to investigate. Meanwhile, Anna begins getting strange floral arrangements from an unknown admirer. Following the petals leads her to another crime--one close to home. Suddenly pitted against Joe, Anna must examine her loyalties and solve the crimes, even if it means losing the man she loves.

Genres: Cosy Historical Mystery, Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction

Places to find the book:

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ISBN: 978-1633885400

Also by this author: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc [audiobook], The Woman in the Camphor Trunk, The Woman in the Camphor Trunk [audiobook]

Series: Anna Blanc

Also in this series: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc [audiobook], The Woman in the Camphor Trunk, The Woman in the Camphor Trunk [audiobook], The Body in Griffith Park

Published by Seventh Street Books

on 16th July, 2019

Format: Trade Paperback

Pages: 381

Published By: Seventh Street Books (@SeventhStBooks)

Available Formats: Trade Paperback, Ebook and Audiobook

About Ms Jennifer Kincheloe

Jennifer Kincheloe

Jennifer Kincheloe is a research scientist and writer of historical mysteries. Her novels take place in 1900s Los Angeles among the police matrons of the LAPD and combine, mystery, history, humor, and romance.

THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK was released in November, 2017 and was nominated for a prestigious Lefty Award. Her debut novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC was a finalist in the Lefty Awards for Best Historical Mystery, The Colorado Author's League Award for Best Genre Fiction, the Macavity Sue Feder Award for Historical Mystery, and is the WINNER of the Mystery & Mayhem Award for Historical Mystery and the Colorado Gold for Best Mystery.

Jennifer grew up in Southern California, but has traveled to such places as Greenland, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea. She's been a block layer, a nurse's aid, a fragrance model, and on the research faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years conducting studies to inform health policy. Jennifer currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two teenagers, two dogs, and a cat. There she conducts research on the jails.

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from whence we last left anna blanc:

On the onset, the curious ways in which Anna Blanc gets herself into mayhem and trouble tickles the senses with both her curiosity to ferret out a new crime she intends to solve herself and the manners in which she attempts to curate the evidence of said crime! The first few pages are as much of a hoot as the original installment of the series with one minor difference: this time it involves the untimely death of a man she knows not the identity (though she momentarily felt she knew) and the only bits she has of him to grow a case is, er, well, his head!

In any other situation this might be entirely too gruesome to read about but in the deft hands of Ms Kincheloe – your smirking before you remember how displeasing of a situation Anna has become entangled inside! I mean, the gall of Anna really, is what makes her such a fascinating character to read about – she takes the initiative at the jump-start, nay, never-mind the future consequences and sets her mind straight towards her ‘end-game’ which is solving a murder she feels personally motivated to lend her sleuthing mind.

Murder aside – what fascinated me even more happened to be the current conditions of Anna’s living arrangements! I had a feeling her father would not yield on his disdainment of having his gentle-bred daughter running in tangent with police detectives and interacting with who knows whom whilst she sleuthed; he simply didn’t have the capacity for compassion or forgiveness in that particular regard (or any, I suppose would be true, too). To observe how she haphazardly outfitted her tiny flat to endeavour to hold all of her worldly goods was quite comical if it weren’t so ingenious! She had a system for organisation which only made since to Anna, but in doing so, you get a proper descriptive look into how she lives! The folly of it all is despite everything else, Anna Blanc is a woman who loves fashion, loves the high life and refuses to compromise a part of herself despite the change in her circumstances. She has gumption like no one else and I love her for it!

The plot thickens immediately when she finds Joe; dear, darling (near saintly) Joe who would have protected her and been her true blue confidante in life had Anna not asserted her rather feminist view of marriage over his earnest affections! You can understand where Anna is coming from – she needed to assure her independence in life, though the price her independence was costing her was becoming a bill she was almost not willing to pay. The hard bit is she learnt she cannot have her cake and eat it; like many women before her, Joe was not going to play the fool nor was he going to be the stand-by boyfriend whilst she carried on with her own affairs as a police matron a la detective. Joe wanted more, and we, as readers want more for Joe; he deserves a stable marriage, for all the wear and tear his job puts him through: a little stability would go a long way!

The feisty exchanges between Anna & Joe fuell their relationship – if these two aren’t bantering or finding reasons to argue they simply aren’t getting along! They love to hash it out – to find a maddening way of connecting whilst owning to the fact, they both were good at their jobs. Anna might be ahead of her years, being a woman who had the mind to sleuth but Joe was an apt partner, despite his grievances to the contrary. They simply didn’t always trust each other – with information or with clues, nor with their hearts, but all the same, they found their own rhythm. It would be hard to think of Anna and Joe too far apart, as they feel more like magnets who are especially charged to draw closer to each other.

Your heart is tugged and pulled throughout this novel, as you find yourself grieving one moment and feel anguished the next. There are innocent lives lost, there is a love story at the center of it all and the hardest part are the characters you feel are tortured in spirit due to the situations surrounding the main crime of all – how and why, the woman was found in the camphor trunk! Each step of the way, your hoping Anna will stay one step ahead of those who pursue her – despite finding a few wild animals are not quite her equal match for wits (there are a few gruesome moments in the woods, if you use your imagination you’ll know what to expect – blessedly it wasn’t too grisly described as Ms Kincheloe pulls back her pen before it crossed a line for me) but wherever she found herself in this caper she found strength in the Saints and in her solemn belief she could make a difference in the lives of those who no longer have a voice to defend themselves.

-quoted from my review of The Woman in the Camphor Trunk

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on why anna blanc befits showcasing during #saturdaysarebookish:

The #AnnaBlancMysteries are truly stories writ within the framework of a new lovely niche of interest I have in Historical Fiction these days which occupies the space and breadth of exploration for Feminist Historical Fiction. Anna, herself, is an extraordinary ordinary woman who took it upon herself to break conventional standards of expectations for herself (and women overall) whilst she also moved into seeking out a non-traditional field of employment whilst shunning the idea of marriage to a man of whom would have sealed the future of her father’s business but would have ruined the spirit of Anna Blanc herself.

She wasn’t willing to sacrifice herself for the sake of family or obligations therein but she also, was truest to herself in the ways in which women were suffering through the women’s movement to defend their right and will to live life on their own terms. In essence, I always felt Anna Blanc embodied the best of both genres I showcase during #SaturdaysAreBookish – Women’s Fiction for the heart of her life and the root of how hard she fights to stand her ground, improve the lives of others and rally behind the people who do not oft have the option of raising their own voices to defend themselves whilst at the same time, there is cheeky bits of humour, romantic interludes and a dash of Romance threading into the series as well.

Therefore, it is with a joyful heart I am sharing this review on a Saturday and discussing it, too during #SatBookChat – as it truly embodies the spirit of the chat and the review showcases on Jorie Loves A Story!

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my review of the body in Griffith park:

The banterment between Joe and Anna has dearly been missed between the releases of The Woman in the Camphor Trunk and The Body in Griffith Park! Their tongue-in-cheek exchanges warm a readerly soul whilst you cannot help but smirk yourself into a heap of smiles noting how much chemistry has developed between these two lovebirds! Especially considering their back-histories and how quirkily they became an ‘item’ as they say!

The woes of being an LAPD matron of police is not being able to properly attire yourself, such is the consternation of Anna Blanc in such a consistent manner of self-defeating angst, you’d think she might have been able to inspire them to switch-up their uniforms! But, no, the starkly mannish attire can only be dressed up with an eclectic eye for hats and Anna selects hats with such ease of colour coding flavour as to give you a second thought of saying she wasn’t a fashionista hiding inside a matronly uniform for the police! I love her attempts to push the boundaries of the job – not just in her clothes but her mannerisms and her stark disregard for the regs and rules as they befit no one lest of all her and Joe! Cleverly enough, one of their heroes-in-arm is Detective Wolf who for whichever reason perks up whenever Anna’s round and is her strongest champion next to Joe.

You have to love Anna’s spunk – if she’s typing nonsensically at her typewriter or asking the most off the chart curious enquiries from Joe (such as every notation of insight she has on flowers!) – she finds the balance between being completely devoid of the requirements of her job and the spontaneity of fiercely believing she has what it takes to succeed as a detective who breaks the rules but maintains a high success rate of closed cases. In a nutshell, what isn’t to love about Anna Blanc? Stepping back into her shoes is like going home – you know your going to be on this wicked adventurous ride where only her compass knows the route you’ll traverse but ooh, the memories once you return from the experience is worth the anxieties of knowing you’ll get into the fire alongside Anna!

Betwixt the joy of finding her own case to investigate and the dalliance she’d love to have with Joe, Anna once again finds herself pulled into two different directions. Happily self-taught and well read on criminological topics of insight, Anna has the tendency to be a few steps ahead of both Joe and the other detectives in how she pieces together not just the scenes of the crimes she wants to solve but the methodology of how those crimes were left behind to be found. This is where the series is a joy to be reading because you get to see inside her process for sleuthing inasmuch as seeing her disdain at being re-directed by Matron Clemens into more ‘matronly duties’ she was hired to achieve.

Although emboldened by her choices for independence from her father (and family) – her choices do have after effects on her heart, if you take into consideration how much Anna still worries about the conditions of her father’s business affairs and what the choices she made in her own life might have reverberated into his own trials of tribulation. I was firmly against the antics of her father, as he had such a controlling interest in pushing Anna into a life which would have rendered her miserable but at the same time, the empathy, compassion and love she still has for him shows her own humanity in a light that I am not sure would reflect through his own eyes. And, that shows again the stark contrast how Anna Blanc is different from the rest of the Blanc family.

Never let it be said Anna Blanc is short on ingenuity when it comes to sorting out resolutions to problems which fall outside the normal realms of conventional society! When you reach the section on how she needs to start influencing the lives of streetwalkers who might be open to reformation, the interesting bit is how her original idea is now blooming towards fruition but how the ladies society who was attempting to step forward into this niche of charity outreach found they understand very little when it comes to the needs of working ladies! In true Anna Blanc spunkified fashion, Anna herself has to step forward into the hurdles of balancing the influence of a better path in which the women could hope to embark against and the truthfulness of their station, situation and financial needs. In essence, her answer to that particular problem was wickedly inventive and creatively appropriate!

If there were a case to be found, Anna would find it faster than Joe Singer! She’s on the hunt of a case involving a mysterious girl who came into the department with a sombering tale – one which struck Anna’s heart and gave her a way to work alongside Joe. For his own sake, the case they had caught in Griffith Park was moving slower than a barge as they couldn’t trace enough evidence to get a feeler on which direction to take this particular investigation. As always, Anna is juggling more duties than she has time to spare but Joe, for his sake is appreciating all the extra hours he can spend with Anna, even if its not entirely the way in which he had hoped she’d agree to be with him. He is angling for marriage, she’s hoping to remain unwed – the two of them are quite the pair of lovebirds, as despite the fact they are undoubtedly dedicated to one another, they each are approaching the relationship from two different perspectives of solidarity.

There was a bit of hesitation on Joe’s part to readily accept the unknown suitor and man coming into Anna’s life – almost like he had caught wind of something rather foul but hadn’t known how to properly explain his anxiety to Anna in such a way where she would a) not take offence and b) trust his instincts rather than refuting them each chance he took to intervene. It had to be frustrating for Joe – to watch Anna blindly go towards a person he wasn’t entirely sure they could trust but how could he attempt to prove otherwise if the other bloke insisted on having all the right answers which would give Anna a better chance at believing anything he told her about herself, her family and the ways in which they might connect their lives? For Joe, you could see the steam forming on his brow and how despite his love for Anna, she truly knew how to kick up his dander!

Ooh, you just have to love when Anna re-stipulates to Joe on the importance of why she has to work double-time to prove her worth and why it is arduously harder for a woman to sleuth than for a man. He just doesn’t always compute how desperate Anna is to insert herself into the detective pool and to be taken seriously as a lady detective amongst the veterans who sleuth alongside Joe. For Joe, its not a profession he could conceptionalise as being an avocation a woman would prefer to insist as her own but for Anna, it is not just a way to exercise her mind with the knowledge she’s accumulated but its a way for her to use her independence in the best of ways: by providing a voice to those who need her the most. The irony of course is how Anna wants to make this a career whereas Joe and Wolf seem to humour her into thinking its merely a ‘side hobby’ counter-current to her duties as a Matron.

When Anna sets her sights to sleuth, nothing is going to stop her – such as the moment she decided to get a leeway into an apartment complex! Mrs Rosenberg didn’t quite know what hit her by the time Anna was getting cosy comfortable in the establishment! I think even Joe might have felt a bit winded after that first encounter! Anna just has the knack for getting a rile out of people (especially men) and for finding a crazy brilliant way to use her agility of mind to enter into places other people might either flinch over to be inside or lose their will of confidence to keep up a charade which could give them the most advantage at a point in time where it would be useful to use. In this instance, Anna is just being ‘classically Anna’ – putting herself slightly into a bit more danger than Joe can stomach and leading with her instincts rather than her sense of logic or reason. For Anna, whenever she can chase down a clue she’s going to take it – giving her more moxie than someone can shake a stick whilst everyone else round her grows a few grey hairs!

By the time Anna and Joe go traipsing off together – if the situation hadn’t grown so dearly dire, you might have found a bit more humour in it! There were a few moments to give you a smirk here or there, but when her life took an adverse turn, I was on the edge of my seat! Poor sweet, Anna! Always trying to do what is right by everyone else and barely has enough time to think about her own health and safety; she is constantly juggling so much, its a wonderment she can accomplish as much as she does for the greater good of those she attempts to serve!

This particular plot thickened to such a complicated quagmire it took a winding road of intrigue and clever sleuthing to untangle it all! I liked how you never quite knew which clue was going to point to a new revelation of truth and how each of the people involved in the story itself might actually lead Anna and Joe forward into a new avenue to pursue towards solving the main case in which the novel is entitled! This is classically Kincheloe – giving you a lot of fodder to chew on, a dearly complicated case to unravel and a chase of sorts to adventure inside as you take up the pursuit on the footheels of Anna Blanc!

Yet, dear sweet heavens! I honestly never saw it coming – I wasn’t even quite sure how I felt in the end, except to say Anna will always have my sisterhood sympathies and Joe, dear sweet Joe is one admirable bloke in order to understand a woman like Anna Blanc! Ooh, my… what shall become of these two the next time we get to visit with them? I shudder to think! And, yet – I cannot wait to devour the 4th installment all the same!

On why I love reading the anna blanc Mysteries:

You never know what kind of folly of joy you’ll find within an Anna Blanc Cosy Historical Mystery – one thing is wickedly certain though – Kincheloe is going to give you a hilarious romp of delight in how she carves out the dramatic crime narrative alongside smitten sleuthers Anna Blanc and Joe Singer! Keeping me fast on me feet and in the delightful joy of her seriously #awesomeauce sense of humour – Kincheloe made an early-on reference to “Bosom Buddies” wherein Anna cloyingly encourages Joe to get his groove together and switch how he presents himself in order to sneak into visit Anna at her flat!

When it comes to serial fiction, there is always a need for newfound adversity, ripples of angst and a dash of the unexpected – scenes and sequences to keep you on your toes, itching to dive into new chapters and to see how things will wick out in the end. For this installment of the series, Ms Kincheloe has expertly given us a heap of strife in regards to the relationship between Joe and Anna! She’s inserted quite a heap of drama into their young lives – given them reason to trust and mistrust each other and to confound each other as well – they move between absolute admiration and devotion to bouts of uncertainty and disillusionment. Their each struggling to find the rhythm of what makes their relationship work and how to fuse their connection stronger when they both like to butt heads like those fierce mountain sheep who lose their hooves!

Of course, I’d love a resolution further on in the series for Anna and her father, but what is critical to note in this installment is how Kincheloe proves how hard it is to repair a fractured relationship between a daughter and her father when the trust has left. They have little room to re-knit their connection together again because of how wrecking Mr Blanc choose to aggrieve Anna – whilst at the same time, its equally hard on Anna to find a reason to forgive her father. If anything, the battle of their wills, the angst of their strained relationship and the ways in which this effects both their lives is part of the heart of the series. In order to understand Anna Blanc, you first have to understand her origins and within the pages of The Body in Griffith Park – you truly have the chance to re-invest in understanding the Blanc family.

A note about Equality in Lit:

One of the reasons I love this Feminist driven Cosy Historical Mystery series is because of how relevant Kincheloe anchours the journey of Anna Blanc against the tides of the women’s movement. You see first-hand how women were treated differently across the divides of gender and inequality; including in this installment where Anna is given a new series of ‘rules and regs’ which only apply to her, the unwed Matron of police. She’s constantly having to not just prove herself at the department but prove her worth as a working woman who wants to give back to society through the work she does for the police. It is an intricate arc of the narrative as in the background so much of the women’s movement is occurring but on a personal level, Anna has to consistently face down the persecution of the men who are in control of her life.

Uniquely therein, blessedly, Kincheloe also reflects the mindset of those men who believe in the independent spirit of Anna Blanc and encourage her to remain just as she is despite the demands of their job and of society at large. This is why you find the series so dearly endearing and wickedly unputdownable – its not just to see how Anna Blanc will overcome the circumstances of the latest adventure she undertakes, it is to see a growing record of how hard fought the equality rights for women were won for all of us in every facet of our lives.

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2 responses to “#SaturdaysAreBookish Book Review | Diving back inside a beloved Cosy Historical Mystery series with “The Body in Griffith Park” (Anna Blanc series, No. 3) by Jennifer Kincheloe

    • Hallo, Hallo Kathy!

      Thanks for visiting with me recently! I regret due to feeling a bit under the weather, I wasn’t able to respond in kind until now. I was thankful for your feedback on this review especially as its a series I’ve *loved!* reading since I first discovered Ms Blanc! It is lovely to hear from a reader who shares my passion & enthused reactions – truly grateful you’ve left me your thoughts,… hope you’ve had a bookishly delightful month!

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