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text 2019-09-02 16:47
My currently reading stack!
Speaks the Nightbird - Robert R. McCammon
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Shadow over the Fens - Joy Ellis
The Moor - Laurie R. King

I am into Halloween bingo big time and reading three four books all at once!

 

I'm still working my way through Speaks the Nightbird - it is a doorstopper for sure. Very much a mystery, as well as having the witchy elements. I am reading for Spellbound.

 

In preparation for the release of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, which I have already pre-ordered and will be reading for New Release, I am re-reading The Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwoods distant, unemotional rendering of what is truly a horror story is so compelling. This takes care of Film at 11 for me.

 

Finally, I have dipped my toe into Nikki Galena by Joy Ellis. It's not Jackman and Evans, and the first book had some significant issues, but I can hear the echoes of all of the things that I loved about Jackman and Evans and the setting on the Fens remains as wonderfully brooding and isolating as ever. I am reading these books, because they aren't narrated by Richard Armitage. Joy Ellis is British, and lives in Lincolnshire, so I am using this for International Woman of Mystery.

 

Oh, and I almost forgot - since I've finished all of my Jackman and Evans audiobooks (sad face), I'm listening to an autumnal favorite, The Moor by Laurie R. King, the 5th in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. That one doesn't really fit into any of my categories, so I will either use it for the Free space, or I'll just reserve it for the full list of categories that I've created. 

 

I do want to blackout my card, so I'm inclined not to embark on reading for categories that aren't on my card until I'm finished with my actual card. There are just so many fantastic squares that this is hard!

 

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text 2018-05-03 15:16
This is me...
Island of the Mad - Laurie R. King

...Not-so-patiently waiting on my

print ARC of

Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King!

 

I'm soooo ecstatic!! : )

I absolutely LOVE this series!

 

Thanks Laurie and LibraryThing!  

 

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text 2018-04-07 16:08
Reading progress update: I've read 40%.
A Grave Talent - Laurie R. King

As most of you are aware, I absolutely love the Mary Russell series by Laurie King. I haven't really dipped into her other books. I do think that I previously read A Grave Talent because the story is familiar, but I can't remember the plot well enough for that to be a problem for me here.

 

I am totally loving this book, and am even more convinced that Laurie King is herself a rare talent. While the books are quite different, there is a commonality with the Inspector Gamache series (besides just the coincidence that both authors are named Laurie) in that they both use the mystery novel as a springboard for deeper concerns.

 

I am liking it so much that I've agreed to drive my daughter's cat back to school today, just so that I can have 4 hours in the car alone with Kate Martinelli.

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text 2018-04-05 17:14
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
A Grave Talent - Laurie R. King

I'm not very far into this one - I've been looking for a new audible series to dive into because I have a bunch of credits that I need to use. I love the Mary Russell series, especially in audio format, so I decided to give Kate Martinelli a try.

 

I initially wasn't crazy about the narrator, because her delivery was extremely slow. Once I increased the speed to 1.25%, I found it much better. I am enjoying the story so far.

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review 2018-03-12 01:25
A Darker Place
A Darker Place (Anne Waverly) - Laurie R. King

Anne Waverly, a respected University professor who specializes in alternative religious movements, goes undercover again to learn more about a community called Change that has branches in Arizona, England, and Japan. She found it easy to get into the community when a young girl, who looked a lot like her dead daughter and who hadn't been speaking took an interest in her. The young girl spoke to her and even laughed. She learned about her brother Jason and found herself determined to keep these children safe. She was slowly learning the secrets of the Change community in Arizona but not enough to call in her FBI counterpart to take over. Then she, along with the two kids and one other child were sent to the England branch for more advanced training with Jacob. They quickly realized things were not the same at the England branch and she was scared for herself and the kids and decided she needed to contact Glen with the FBI and fast! The problem was, he had no authority in England.

 

This book was slow moving but held my attention until the end but the ending was very abrupt and left me with a lot of questions.

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