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review 2018-03-20 21:24
The Invisible Library...
The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman

If anyone is familiar with the Bookburners serial then you know that it's remarkably similar to The Invisible Library series. I really like the Bookburners serial so I was excited to come across something else comparable.


I enjoyed The Invisible Library too and really can't believe I waited so long to read it, but one thing I thought could have been better was the world building. It just wasn't as defined as I would have liked it, and I'm referring more so to the Chaos concept, the alternate realities, the Library Language even some of the characters and their abilities were underdeveloped.


I realize it's a pretty complex system but there were a couple of times I wondered if the author even knew where she was trying to go with it.  Maybe those loose ends are tied up in the next book but, I personally like for the foundation to be laid out and nicely detailed, right from the start. It drives me nuts when authors use future installments to fill in gaps and missing pieces.


I am intrigued by the Library though and I really like Kai, Irene and Vale so I'm definitely going to continue the series with hopes that the many underlying layers of the Library develop into something a little more cohesive.

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text 2018-03-20 20:58
KYD Green Round: Victim Card Guess - Team MbD / Lillelara / TA
A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery - Walter Mosley,Michael Boatman


Well, we still have one victim to guess and since it's the victim of the very first murder it can't be Katniss Everdene (the only other theoretically remaining option), since she was expressly excluded in the game's first round.


Walter Mosley's Red Death, which I finished a few days ago, is genre crime fiction; in addition, its author's first name begins with one of the letters in WATSON.

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review 2018-03-20 19:36
Murder is Easy
Murder is Easy - Agatha Christie

I´m afraid the story of Luke Fitzwilliam and his search for a mass murderer in the small English village of Wychwood isn´t my favorite Christie.


Which is a shame, because the last third of the book and the solution of the murder were really, really good and I enjoyed them immensely. Agatha Christie knows how to mess with her readers.


Unfortunately I had to drag through two hundred boring pages before getting to the good stuff, in which Luke is interrogating the residents of Wychwood while falling in love with Bridget for no apparent reason at all. I liked neither of the two main characters and Luke has to be the most moronic police officer ever. Not caring about the characters has made this book a much less enjoyable read than some of Christies other novels.


It still was a fun read, despite it not being my favorite mystery by Agatha Christie. But in my opinion Murder is Easy not as good as some of her other books.


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review 2018-03-20 18:57
Detective Inspector Roderick Allen Series Book #6
Artists in Crime - Ngaio Marsh

I normally have to read a series in order because it goes completely against my nature to skip around. After reading Book 1 though, I was on the fence on whether or not to continue the series because, even though I enjoyed the mystery itself, the dialogue and British narrative was quite choppy and all over the place so I had a hard time following a long in certain parts.


I owe Themis-Athena's Garden of Books a huge thank you for recommending that I skip ahead to Book 6, Artists in Crime. I followed Themis's advice and I'm really glad I did because I enjoyed this story immensely. The writing is so much more polished in this book. The British narrative is more refined and easier to follow, the plot was well-developed and the mystery was complex enough that I didn't guess the murderer until it was pretty much handed to me on a silver platter. Overall you can just tell that the author's skill has evolved since her debut.  


There are a whopping 32 books in this series so I can't say if I will go back and read books 2-5 anytime I soon but I definitely plan to continue reading the series from  book 7. 


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text 2018-03-20 17:34
Reading progress update: I've read 207 out of 320 pages.
Murder is Easy - Agatha Christie

I wonder why Lord Whitfield isn´t on Luke´s suspect list? And why hasn´t Luke considered him just once of being the suspect?


Apparently Bridget, the female part of the half-baked lovestory, keeps distracting his thought processes. Not that they are an item just yet. But Luke is in love and honestly, I don´t get why.

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