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text 2017-07-07 00:30
Reading progress update: I've read 214 out of 768 pages.
Vicomte de Bragelonne - Alexandre Dumas,David Coward

Well, I'm throwing the towel on this one for now.

 

I started the audiobook for a Jail Visiting landing. I'm double over the amount, and it's been about a month since I dedicated time to it. With all the books I have currently going, I don't expect to finish it any time soon, so I'm dropping it and adding to the library the pages done.

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text 2017-05-23 21:09
The Next Stack of Library Books
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire - Carol Dyhouse
Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye
New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare) - Tracy Chevalier
Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie
Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
The Palace - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

After a four day weekend, it's back to the salt mines today.  But these beauties are waiting for me to come home to them!

 

Have a good week, everyone.

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text 2017-05-17 18:08
Plan of Attack
If We Were Villains: A Novel - M. L. Rio
The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World - Lloyd Bloom,Ethel Johnston Phelps
The Vampire Defanged: How the Embodiment of Evil Became a Romantic Hero - Susannah Clements
Shadow Games - Glen Cook
Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard - Laura Bates
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

So, I am once again overwhelmed with library books and I have to get cracking!

 

I should be finished If We Were Villains in one more evening, if the cat lets me and I can stay awake.  (Mr. Cat leaped on me in bed this morning at 5:45 a.m. to let me know he was ready for me to get up.  And he'd been such a polite bed-partner until then).

 

Maid of the North is an interlibrary loan which can't be renewed, but it reads fast.  I will finish it this weekend for sure.  Same thing with The Vampire Defanged.

 

Shadow Games has been put on hold far too frequently and I really want to finish it up quickly, too.

 

Then the next 2 library books to tackle are Shakespeare Saved My Life and The Three Musketeers.  I've renewed them both on at least a couple of occasions and I'll soon not be able to renew again.  Gotta get cracking!

 

My mission is clear.

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text 2017-05-06 09:04
Reading progress update: I've read 214 out of 768 pages.
Vicomte de Bragelonne - Alexandre Dumas,David Coward

"How did you conceive that idea?"
"It came to me one morning on the banks of the Loire, whilst our beloved king, Louis XIV., was pretending to weep upon the hand of Mademoiselle de Mancini."
"Monsieur, I declare the idea is sublime. But--"
"Ah! is there a but?"
"Permit me! But this is a little like the skin of that fine bear--you know--that they were about to sell, but which it was necessary to take from the back of the living bear. Now, to take M. Monk, there will be a bit of a scuffle, I should think."

 

Lol! So D'Artagnan is about to lit a powder keg under Europe trying to sell his bear skin, Athos might unknowingly deprive him even if their aims aren't incompatible because they have very different reasons, and we still don't know what Aramis is scheming. God, I love these guys.

I also love the fact that D'Artagnan, while quick and observant (he did notice the king's bit of acting, I had wondered), is not the most intelligent politically or long-term wise. He also has a rotten luck, lol.

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text 2017-04-27 21:46
Reading progress update: I've read 120 out of 768 pages.
Vicomte de Bragelonne - Alexandre Dumas,David Coward

Going into the rest of the saga that I've been neglecting for years. I think because as time passes, and the characters mature, the world that was always seen through their eyes in a somewhat cynical bent yet filled with passion and expectation, becomes progressively sad and disappointing. The nostalgia gets ever heavier.

 

This is my pick for "jail visitor", and I've got the audio-version going, so I'll be rolling my dice in a bit.

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