Comments: 7
Murder by Death 10 years ago
I can't wait to crack this one open! I'm very glad I splashed out and bought it (it's the only way I could have gotten hold of it here anyway). Only about 20 more objects in the Civil War book to get through....

(btw - I loved the Kermit the Frog exhibit when I was there as a teen!)
Degrees of Affection 10 years ago
How are you enjoying the Civil War book?

I'm trying to figure out if I want to shell out the money now or not. I have money right now designated for books...but between books that came out when I couldn't get them and cozies I've just discover (which may or may not be your fault ;p), I'm not sure I can put that much money into one book. *sigh*
Murder by Death 10 years ago
I like the Civil War book, but I'll admit it's a bit dry. I usually read it in bed at night, but lately I've been hooked on the fiction I'm reading (just started Written in Red last night!) and it's being neglected. I'm going to try to focus on it this weekend so I can get it off my currently reading shelf.

I'll accept my role as a cozy enabler. :D I was going to suggest checking bookoutlet.com to see if you could get it at a close out price, but I just checked and they don't have it. I've gotten some great steals there before...
Murder by Death 10 years ago
Oh, maybe you could save enough on the cozies, etc. at bookoutlet.com to justify the purchase of the smithsonian book. ;)
Degrees of Affection 10 years ago
I've never heard of that site! I'll look it up now!
I guess Holtzer (I think) is a bit dry but I've read much worse. I found his writing style interesting and he packs a lot in just a bit of text. But I also didn't read it in one sitting either. I LOVE Written In Blood! I don't know if I can wait till next March for the third one!
Murder by Death 10 years ago
I think I'm finding it dry because I don't find myself as interested in the Civil War as a good American (from the South no less) should. :D I bought it because I knew that I'd be more interested in learning more, if the narrative was tied to objects, and in that respect it's absolutely working for me. I'd have walked away from a straight history a long time ago.

I'm only a couple of chapters into Written in Red, but I'm finding the writing to be rich and I'm pretty hooked already.
Degrees of Affection 10 years ago
I was hooked from the first. The sequel took me...maybe a chapter but then I was hooked.
You might like 101 better, he kinda cheats cuz he adds extra objects in the margins and ties them to the main object. Also, it's not all about the Civil War. And your fine; I'm completely uninterested in Egyptology. I've tried but it bores me to tears. We all have parts of history, even historians that are just not our thing.