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text 2017-07-21 13:36
Booklikes-opoly Turn 34 (July 21)

I just finished up my read for square Mystery 35 last night, so here we go:

Hmmm....I'm thinking perhaps one of these two:

Murder Most Malicious (A Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery) - Alyssa Maxwell  Nymphéas noirs (TERRES FRANCE) (French Edition) - Michel Bussi  

Unless we can count Italy in Roman times and then I can break out The Iron Hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis.

 

Anyway, since doubles:

 

I had to check the timestamp on this one, but they are different, so yes, I rolled the exact same roll twice in a row.

 

I just finished Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker which took place in the Civil War and I'm not about to reread it so I'm thinking I'll skip this one. I don't really have any other possibilities and I'm not about to read a book that I wasn't already planning to read.

 

Last roll:

 

Just visiting, so I'll have to read 100 pages of something to donate to the Jail Library.

 

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review 2017-07-19 03:19
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13) - Agatha Christie

Series: Hercule Poirot #13

 

A murderer seems to be working his (or her) way through his (or her) victims using The ABC Railway Guide. Hastings makes an appearance and the mystery is quite entertaining although the investigation and resolution flounder a bit before we get to the ending and the various reveals.

 

I read this for booklikes-opoly square Paradise Pier 30 “Read a book with a twist”. There is, of course, a twist in a Poirot mystery, so I’m counting the 331 pages as another $6 added to my bank, giving me a new balance of $235.

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quote 2017-07-13 08:36
Nie sposób wrócić do tego, co było kiedyś. Co nam się wydaje, że jest.
Tak naprawdę do nas należy jedynie… teraz.
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review 2017-07-05 13:15
You Wouldn't Want to Be on Apollo 13! (Revised Edition) - Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Ian Graham

So why wouldn’t I want to be on Apollo 13? I thought these series might be a great way to get children interested in history as they explorer events from the past but in a different light. Like me, some children enjoy looking at events in a nontraditional way and this series sounded like it would provide that. It covers events from being at the Boston Tea Party, being an Egyptian Mummy, a Polar Explorer, a Pyramid Builder and a Greek Athlete, just to name a few. These are hard cover non-fiction books with bright amusing and serious drawings on shiny, thick paper. There is a topic heading for each two-page spread with a variety of text fonts on these pages and loads of information to read. The text is educational and informational, geared for the child who wants to learn more or is curious.

 

I was on Apollo 13 overload by the time I finished reading it, there is a lot to digest inside this book. From getting ready to board the spacecraft, to the different part of the spacecraft, to the big day, being in space, to the problem Apollo 13 had, to Mission Control, etc., this book walked me (an astronaut) through every step of the way of being an Apollo 13 Astronaut and why I should stay home. I thought it was interesting the timing of everything, the countdown, how precise they were. The cost of the spacesuit, now that is crazy! I did learn more about the Apollo 13 mission then I previously knew. Overall, I thought it was a great book about the Apollo 13 Mission, I would have liked more interesting or fascinating facts about the mission, about astronauts or space as I thought it really lacked in that department. It is definitely not lacking in the information department.

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review 2017-07-02 12:25
Becky Cloonan is just nailing this series
The Punisher (2016-) #13 - Becky Cloonan,Kris Anka,Declan Shalvey

And I've thought so from the beginning, and said so.   Maybe not in those exact words every single issue, but, yeah, pretty much.   When The Punisher returns to a safe house of his in New York, he finds some a gun has been stolen.   He tracks down the pawn shop that sold them, the kids that stole them, and where the gun is currently.   Cloonan balances the two storylines perfectly: he sets the kid who stole, and pawned, his gun and then he tracks down the woman who bought the gun. 

 

The woman who is being abused by the father of her of child, and who bought the gun for protection.   Despite her arguing that she can take care of herself, Frank Castle wants his gun back.   He obviously stays, and it's for her protection, although not in the way that she thinks.  

 

And obviously gets his gun back.   I mean, it's the Punisher and she is a person untrained in the ways of violence.   If it were me, I'd just give the fucking gun back.   

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