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text 2018-12-02 19:19
24 Tasks of the Festive Season - Day 9 / Task 3 - Thanskgiving
Cocaine Blues - Kerry Greenwood

Task 3: Name a book you’ve read this year that you thought was full of “stuffing”.

 

The first book in the Phryne Fisher series is stuffed with Phrynes clothes. There were so many descriptions of Phrynes wardrobe, at some point I thought I was reading the Vogue magazine.

 

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review 2018-11-11 19:35
Uncertain Justice: Canadian Women and Capital Punishment, 1754-1953 - F. Murray Greenwood,Beverley Boissery

This is a quite interesting book. In general, the book is in chronological order though it does start with a modern case. The authors are looking at how Canadian justice treated women for about two hundred years. Various cases are studied in depth. The particular reason I brought this book was that I was looking at the story of La Corriveau, and this presents a very good historical context on that case.

It does help to have some basic historical knowledge of Canada, but outside of that, it is an easy enough read for the non-criminal justice major.

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review 2018-09-20 13:02
Review: Betrayal of Thieves by C. Greenwood
Betrayal of Thieves (Legends of Dimmingwood) (Volume 2) - C. Greenwood

Betrayal of Thieves by C. Greenwood is the second installment in the Legends of Dimmingwood series. 

This story picks up where the first book, Magic of Thieves, left off. You can read my review of Magic of Thieves here: http://feeroberts64.blogspot.com/2018/09/review-magic-of-thieves.html

 

I just love Greenwood's writing, and I plan on reading the entire series.

Purchased from Amazon.

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review 2018-09-20 12:36
Review: Magic of Thieves by C. Greenwood
Magic of Thieves - C. Greenwood

Magic of Thieves by C. Greenwood is the first installment in the Legends of Dimmingwood series. In a village where magic is forbidden, Ilan must find safety in the forest of Dimmingwood.

Plot 4/5: Good plot about a girl coming into her power.

Characters 5/5: Well fleshed out characters.

World building 4/5: Good world building within the setting.

Pacing 4/5: Steady

Writing 5/5: Very well written.

Overall 4.4

I loved Greenwood's beautifully written storytelling.

Purchased from Amazon.

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text 2018-04-08 21:46
The Green Mill Murder (Phryne Fisher #5) - Kerry Greenwood
The Green Mill Murder - Kerry Greenwood

Apparently Mother Nature forgot to break up with Winter. The upside to this continued relationship? I have an excuse to spend my Sunday inside with tea and a book. 

 

I adore Phryne Fisher. She definitely makes my list of fictional characters I would love to spend the day with. She never fails to make me giggle while taking my breath away. I love how she just plunges headfirst into life. 

 

More than Miss Fisher, I love Greenwood's ability to weave a complete story into so few pages. I have yet to get to the end and feel like I've been shorted. Pun intended. 

 

I am starting to wonder if I should attempt to watch the television series based on these books. Do I need to progress further in the series to avoid spoilers? Will I inevitably disappointed with the adaptation? The little snippets of the show I have seen look promising enough. The actress cast as Miss Fisher certainly seems to fit the part which is more than I can say for that abominable Last Kingdom casting. *Listen, I don't know who the casting direction was trying to cast but that man is NOT Uhtred. He's too much of a pretty boy to be my Uhtred.*

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