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text 2018-09-25 12:36
Really!
The Guests on South Battery (Tradd Street) - Karen White

I listed to the audio version of this book and the narrator's voice is so wrong for today's 40 year old Charlestonian.  Lose the old Southern drawl.  Your story is set in today and I have not come across one native 40 year old white woman that talks this way naturally.  The dialect was okay for Melanie's mother, but for her...

 

So now that I have my dislike for the narrator's delivery, let's talk about this storyline. It was boring and predictable.  Not only does the author deliver one predictable outcome.  She deals three of them back to back.  Good Grief.

 

I think I am done with this series and hopefully Karen White is also unless she's prepared to turn it up a notch.

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text 2018-09-25 01:13
Reading progress update: I've read 25%.
Half-Resurrection Blues: A Bone Street Rumba Novel - Daniel José Older
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text 2018-09-23 04:24
Reading progress update: I've read 5%.
Half-Resurrection Blues: A Bone Street Rumba Novel - Daniel José Older

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review 2018-09-06 21:00
Free Square
Perdido Street Station - China Miéville

This is a re-read for my RL book club as well.

 

This is the second time I have read Perdido Street Station.  I enjoyed it far more this time.  The first time I read it, I gave it three stars.  Now, it's four.

 

It is a weird novel that would also work for the cryptozoologist square.

 

It traces the paths of scientist in a city.  He is hired to make a winged being fly again, but he then gets caught up in rebellion.  The world building is wonderful.  It is like a cross between Dickens and Dr. Who.  There is much in the book about government and rights, and class, and moths, and bugs, and icky stuff.

 

I do wish, however, that the central female lead didn't disappear for a large section of the book.

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text 2018-09-06 17:57
Happy Go Read A Book Day!

Today, Sept 6 is "Read A Book Day."

 

Don't you know every day is a read a book day!? *cough* unless I'm "procrastinating". Go read a book! I finished a book, so I successfully celebrated the holiday. lol

 

It is also funny that today is also "Fight Procrastination Day" (Success here, too, considering I finished my book!)

 

The book I finished today was Bad Moonlight by R.L. Stine for the Horror Aficionados Goodreads group: R L Stine Fear Street Challenge group buddy read. There aren't very many of us doing this buddy read. I'm sure we'd all like more fresh blood reading along. We've got books picked out for the rest of the year and are probably going to continue to read books next year. I'm always the one behind on the challenge, but I'm caught up now!

 

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Other random holidays of today:

 

Barbie Doll Day (Barbie first went on sale on this day in 1959.), Coffee Ice Cream Day, Great Egg Toss Day, and on a more serious note, Stillbirth Remembrance Day.

 

Interesting history of this day:

 

1870 - A Woman casts her Vote in the US for the first time.

 

Louisa Ann Swain voted during state elections in the state of Wyoming. Although women weren’t extended the right to vote in the US until 1920, the governor of Wyoming, John A. Campbell, had signed a bill that gave women the right to vote on December 13, 1869. This meant that women could vote in local and state elections, but not country-wide elections.

 

 

For some reason, I ended up looking up random things and here we are. You're welcome.

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