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May. 9th, 2016

Bronze

A couple of titles

A bit behind with reviews so this is one of my two in one posts... two books I devoured very quickly because they were so readable. That's always nice.

First up, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie.



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May. 1st, 2016

Winter trees

The Raven Boys

My second book for Carl's Once Upon a Time X challenge is The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.




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Apr. 26th, 2016

Spaceman

Catching up...

Life is a little chaotic at the moment and thus I am reading but at a slower pace. This time last month for instance I'd read eight books... this month... three... although two of those were quite long books. No matter, it's not a race, but I do need to catch up on a couple of reviews, so here goes.

First up, Hyperion by Dan Simmons. This is my 12th. book for Bev's Mount TBR 2016 reading challenge.



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Apr. 18th, 2016

Vict. reader

The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

My first book for Carl's Once Upon a Time X challenge is The Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt. As I've had it on my Kindle for several years, it also qualifies as my book eleven for Bev's Mount TBR 2016.




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Apr. 2nd, 2016

Tree

Fixing Shadows

A slightly odd book, set in Victorian times, today. It's Fixing Shadows by Susan Barrett.



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Mar. 23rd, 2016

Buckkeep

Once Upon a Time X

It's that time of year again. Spring has sprung and Carl's Once Upon a Time challenge is with us once again.



(Art by Melissa Nucera)

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Mar. 14th, 2016

Ship

Two crime books about the sea

Two books set on or around the sea today. I didn't plan to read two sea themed books in a row, it just happened... as it does sometimes. 'Serendipity' I think they call it... given my love of the sea and books about it. Anyhow, with out further ado - and rabbiting on - the first book is Dead in the Water by Dana Stabenow, book three in her Kate Shugak series.



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Mar. 11th, 2016

Bert

Catching up

I've a bit AWOL from this LJ for weeks on end while my kitchen and various bits of other decorating were being done. Still not totally finished and still no access to my pc which I always use for LJ updates, so I thought I would just do a quick post here, cutting and pasting a few of my favourite recent reads from my other bookblog.

First up, Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey.



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Feb. 8th, 2016

Volcano

Pompeii

My interest in books about ancient Rome continues unabated and the latest offering is Pompeii by Robert Harris. This is my book six for Bev's Mount TBR 2016 and my second book for the European Reading challenge 2016, being hosted by Rose City Reader, and it covers the country of Italy.




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Jan. 30th, 2016

Peanuts - Snoopy

A couple of crime titles

A couple of crime titles today, one a vintage crime story, the other, modern day. First up, the vintage one, Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon.



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