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text 2018-03-02 14:48
Reading progress update: I've read 137 out of 279 pages.
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief - Michael Sims,Maurice Leblanc

just read two stories--'Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late' ,and 'Flashes of Sunlight'. the guest appearance by Holmes--the character that inspired the creation of Lupin--was fun, but I think 'Flashes of Sunlight' is my favorite story so far...which is saying something, because all of them have been engrossing. I'm reminded of novels like The Good Thief's Guide to Paris, and Dancing Aztecs, at this point; Lupin seems to have spawned a whole sub genre.

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text 2018-03-02 01:11
Reading progress update: I've read 91 out of 279 pages.
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief - Michael Sims,Maurice Leblanc

it's just possible that, tonight, I have discovered--are you ready for this?--the coolest fictional character ever created.

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text 2018-03-01 14:31
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 279 pages.
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief - Michael Sims,Maurice Leblanc

I enjoyed Hornung's Raffles stories when I read them, years back...but I'm hoping I like Leblanc even better.

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video 2018-02-04 21:37
The Chaos of Stars - Kiersten White
Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes - Michael Sims
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text 2017-08-01 09:20
July: Colophon
Please Mr. Einstein - Jean-Claude Carrière
The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time - Keith Houston
Dangerous To Know - Renee Patrick
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes, and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies - Harold Holzer
The Secrets of Wishtide - Kate Saunders
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science - Andrea Wulf
Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World - Kelsey Garrity-Riley,Yee-Lum Mak
The Dead Witness: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories - Michael Sims
Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness - Nathanael Johnson

colophon: a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer's emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing.

 

I don't have a printer's emblem, unless you count my gecko, but otherwise colophon seems to fit our monthly wrap ups pretty well.

 

I read 24 books this month, mostly in a the-game-is-almost-over rush to squeeze as much in as possible.  It's no longer practicable, sadly, to easily keep up with the number of pages read, because of at least two anthologies I only dipped into, rather than reading completely.

 

I had a great quality reading month with 2 Five-star reads and 7 four-and-a-half star reads. Far and away my favourite was Please Mr. Einstein by Jean-Claude Carrière.  

 

I had just one 1-star read, Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlay  and it's already in the black box and a distant memory.

 

How was everyone else's reading month?

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