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review 2018-10-13 23:01
The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley (audiobook)
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley,Jayne Entwistle

Series: Flavia de Luce #2

 

This was a solid installment of the Flavia de Luce series. I like Flavia, but I sometimes find her chemistry digressions a bit dull. The narrator managed to capture Flavia's enthusiasm for poisons quite well and overall I thought was a good choice. Honestly, Flavia can be quite a beastly child at times though, like when she pulled the stunt with the chocolates.

 

I read this audiobook for the Terror in a Small Town square (since Flavia investigates a suspicious death in her small village) for the 2018 Halloween Bingo.

 

 

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review 2018-10-11 00:24
20th Century Ghosts ★★★☆☆
20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill,Christopher Golden

This was, for me, a wildly uneven collection of short stories. I truly enjoyed a little over half of the 15 stories, with several 5 stars among them. The remaining ones didn’t connect for me at all. Pop Art was probably the best, one of those stories that will stick with you long after finishing it. My other favorites: 20th Century Ghost; You Will Hear the Locust Sing; Better Than Home; Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead; and Voluntary Committal.

 

Hardcover version that has been sitting on my shelf for four years, waiting to be read.

 

I read this for the 2018 Halloween Bingo square Ghost Stories: any story involving ghosts or hauntings, including haunted houses, buildings, graveyards, etc

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text 2018-10-10 04:01
Reading progress update: I've read 19%.
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley,Jayne Entwistle

I didn't really read the description of this before starting (it's the second book in the series), but assuming something happens that Flavia decides to investigate, would this book count toward the Terror in a Small Town square? Flavia does live in a village out in the country, after all.

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text 2018-10-08 18:48
20th Century Ghosts - 77/316pg
20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill,Christopher Golden

It is my belief that, as a rule, creatures of Happy's ilk - I am thinking here of canines and men both - more often run free than live caged, and it is in fact a world of mud and feces they desire, a world with no Art in it, or anyone like him, a place where there is no talk of books or God or the worlds beyond this world, a place where the only communication  is the hysterical barking of starving and hate-filled dogs. 

 

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text 2018-10-06 17:33
Reading progress update: I've read 332 out of 332 pages.
Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett

One of those Discworld books that only get better with every single reread.  Pratchett absolutely hit his stride with this ... one of my all-time favorites, by far not for the Shakespeare references alone.

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