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review 2017-09-09 20:33
Sleepy Hollow
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving,Tom Mison

 

 

Welp, now I've read a classic.  And I was underwhelmed.  Soo much florid description, and not nearly as much suspense as I expected.

 

I listened to the version by Robert Dean that is available through my library and Hoopla rather than the audio edition listed here.

 

 

 

 

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text 2017-09-08 11:07
A reshuffle, Ghosts and Center square
Mirror Mirror - Anthony M. Strong
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane Book 2) - Richard Gleaves

It came to my attention that after already shuffling a few books around, the one I eventually started reading for center square is over 500 pages. It's a key position and a book I've been wanting to read, plus I've read too far to stop now!

 

So, after looking at my options, I've decided the one I had lined up for Ghosts isn't that important to me and I've moved Bridge of Bones to the Ghosts square and looked through my Horror folder specifically looking for something short for Center square.

 

Mirror, Mirror will do nicely. 53 pages. Phew!

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text 2017-09-01 19:38
Reading progress update: I've read 2%.
Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2) - Richard Gleaves

I already want to see a horrible death for a character who was the bad guy in the first book, grrrr....

 

Am I a bad person? Tough, he's being mean to the dog.

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text 2017-08-31 20:53
Another substitution
Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2) - Richard Gleaves

This is definitely my Free Square read now. The last one is proving to be a good book for the Demons square and all the possibilities I have for that one are from the free slush pile, so I'm reassigning A Latent Dark to Demons.

 

This one is second in a series about a descendant of Icabod Crane. It caught my attention when I was looking through my old cloud. The thing is, I read the first book from the series for last year's Halloween Bingo! So, this is definitely the final choice for free square. I've got a small start on it already.

 

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review 2017-08-17 16:25
Review of "Within the Hollow Crown" by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Within the Hollow Crown - Margaret Campbell Barnes

The subtitle for this book is "A Valiant King's Struggle to Save His Country, His Dynasty and His Love."

And valiant he is. The author is setting forth a clearly heroic tale. Interesting times making potentially for a good story.  I am feeling kinda force-fed what a valiant -- if naive -- young man he is. Author doesn't need to try quite so hard.

 

Overall, a decent tale of a little covered period of history that I would have liked much better if less sappy and slanted.  And if more atmospheric of the period -- meaning some very modern viewpoints crept in, not that I had major issues with the history or historical details.

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