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text 2017-12-13 02:50
Reading progress update: I've read 144 out of 232 pages.
The Spoilt Kill - Mary Kelly

read a little further...though now I'm quits until the morrow.

 

Corinna has turned out to be a deep, sensitive, complex person. and, our narrator and snoop at the pottery works (hired to find the one guilty of stealing pottery designs and selling them to competitors--though now there's a corpse, too), Nicholson, is also all those things. now that they know each other's secrets, where do they go from here? and...are there any more secrets?

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text 2017-12-13 00:55
Reading progress update: I've read 103 out of 232 pages.
The Spoilt Kill - Mary Kelly

well, now I can say with some authority "if you want a unique whodunit, pick one set in a pottery works!". of course, I'm far from done yet, and I hope I don't have to retract enthusiasm, later on (the last thing I read started really strong, but lost me in the last half; I have a better feeling about this one...).

 

some kind of Spy book next--maybe Nonfiction--and then I better get back to that Shadowdance Fantasy series. but let's not rush things--I'm loving the pottery mayhem.

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text 2017-12-12 14:45
Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 232 pages.
The Spoilt Kill - Mary Kelly

just barely got rolling with this book this morning, but I shall resume the macabre festivities tonight. first section--called 'What Happened'--gave us a body at a pottery factory that's been around since 1788 (factory that old, not the body). then, suddenly, next section, called 'What Happened Before' has taken me back in time just a bit--but this is an intriguing structure for a whodunit: body shows up right away, and instead of going forward, we jump back some days. later comes section 'What Happened After'. 

 

this novel is from 1961, and it seems to be shining the spotlight on the pottery industry just as it was withdrawing from the horrid use of coal, which, as one character put it, clears up the sky of what had been up until then a dreary sky turned black, in a whole town dedicated to pottery factories, by all the beastly fumes from countless chimneys. thank goodness that's gone (well, reduced). the history lessons, and the quick tour of the factory beset by murder, has got me up to speed on some pottery basics; hope the Mystery will be as fiery--not half-baked.

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text 2017-12-11 21:39
Reading progress update: I've read 6 out of 232 pages.
The Spoilt Kill - Mary Kelly

murder and pottery--yes, bring it on! ashes to ashes, dust to dust. and some clay!

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review 2017-12-04 13:00
My True Love Gave To Me Edited by Stephanie Perkins
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories - Rainbow Rowell,Holly Black,Laini Taylor,Myra McEntire,Kiersten White,Stephanie Perkins,Gayle Forman,Matt de la Pena,Jenny Han,Ally Carter,Kelly Link,David Levithan

Here is an old review of mine, perfect for the holiday season!

 

An overall rating is hard to come by, because I feel like it is not fair to everyone. I rated stories for many different reasons. The lower ratings do not come down to bad writing by any means, but to my tastes, and what type of stories I like. I applaud all these writers and thank them for creating this collection of stories. I will give this a score of 4/5, for all the stories I really enjoyed and all the writer's hard work.

1.  Midnights by Rainbow Rowell *****

This is the first thing I have read of Rainbow's and it gave me a really good heartwarming feeling. I wish there was more story for the characters in this short story. 5/5 stars. I read this story on 12/12/15.

2.  The Lady And The Fox by Kelly Link **

2 stars does not mean I disliked it, but that it was okay. It was a bit too odd for my tastes. 2/5 stars. I read this story on 12/13/15

3.  Angels In The Snow by Matt De La Pena ****

I thought this was cute and I loved the parts the cat was in. I did think the romance part felt rushed. 4/5 stars. I read this on 12/14/15

4. Polaris Is Where You'll Find Me by Jenny Han ***


I like the writing style, but the story fell short for me. I felt like there should have been more to it. 3/5 stars. I read this on 12/16/15

5. It's A Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins *****

It is no surprise that I really liked this story. I love her writing style. This had me in all smiles and gave me the warm fuzzies. 5/5 stars. I read this on 12/16/15

6. You're Temporary Santa by David Levithan ****

I liked the story. There was a sadness to it though. 4/5 stars. Read on 12/18/15

7. Krampuslauf by Holly Black ***

I enjoyed it, though not as much as some of the others. 3/5 stars. Read on 12/18/15

8. What The Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth by Gayle Foreman ***

I liked it, but not the romance. Too rushed. 3/5 stars. I read this on 12/19/15.

9. Beer Buckets And Baby Jesus by Myra Mcentire ***

One year later, I am resuming this book during December/Christmas time. I really enjoyed this story, but I think I am not a super short story sort of person because I really wanted more details and for it to be longer. However, it was cute. 3/5 stars. I read this on 12/02/16

10. Welcome To Christmas, CA by Kiersten White *****

I loved this story. It was cute and sweet, had drama and a happy, romantic ending. 5/5 stars. I read this on 12/02/16

11. Star Of Bethlehem by Ally Carter ***

Interesting concept for a story, though its been done before. I feel with more details, it would be better. 3/5 stars. I read this on 12/03/16

12. The Girl Who Woke The Dreamer by Laini Taylor ****

I really enjoyed this one and thought Taylor's writing style was wonderful. 4/5 stars. I read this on 12/03/16

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