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text 2018-04-24 18:57
Reading progress update: I've read 28 out of 182 pages.
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson,Laura Miller

"'I don't stay after I set out dinner,' Mrs. Dudley went on. 'Not after it begins to get dark. I leave before dark comes.'


'I know,' Eleanor said.


'We live over in the town, six miles away.'


'Yes,' Eleanor said, remembering Hillsdale.


'So there won't be anyone around if you need help.'


'I understand.'


'We couldn't even hear you, in the night.'


'I don't suppose--'


'No one could. No one lives any nearer than the town. No one else will come any nearer than that.'


'I know,' Eleanor said tiredly.


'In the night,' Mrs. Dudley said, and smiled outright. 'In the dark,' she said, and closed the door behind her.


Eleanor almost giggled, thinking of herself calling, 'Oh, Mrs. Dudley, I need your help in the dark,' and then she shivered." (27-28)



Oh, Mrs. Dudley seems like such a wonderful person. She might as well carry around a neon sign that says YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE IN THE DARK AND NO ONE WILL HELP YOU HAHAHA.

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text 2018-04-22 20:05
Women Writers Bingo / Project: Tracking Post



A - Margery Allingham: The Crime at Black Dudley, Mystery Mile, Look to the Lady, Police at the Funeral, Sweet Danger, Death of a Ghost, Flowers for the Judge, The Case of the Late Pig, Dancers in Mourning, The Fashion in Shrouds, Traitor's Purse, and The Tiger in the Smoke (all new); The Man With the Sack (revisited on audio);

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun (new)

B - Anne Brontë: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (revisited on audio)

C - Helen Czerski: Storm in a Teacup (new);

Agatha Christie: The Moving Finger, One, Two, Buckle my Shoe, and Murder Is Easy (all revisited on audio), Crooked House (revisited on audio and DVD) and Destination Unknown (new)

D - Margaret Drabble: The Red Queen (new)

E -

F -

G - Elizabeth George: For the Sake of Elena and Playing for the Ashes (both revisited on audio)

H - Radclyffe Hall: The Well of Loneliness (new);

Mavis Doriel Hay: Death on the Cherwell (new)

I -

J - P.D. James: The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories (new), Original Sin and Death of an Expert Witness (all revisited on audio)

K -

L -

M - Val McDermid: The Distant Echo (new);

Ngaio Marsh: Death in a White Tie, Off With His Head (aka Death of a Fool), Clutch of Constables, Death at the Dolphin (aka Killer Dolphin), and Hand in Glove (all revisited on audio)

N -

O - Emmuska Orczy: The Old Man in the Corner (new)

P - Anne Perry: A Dangerous Mourning and The Whitechapel Conspiracy (both new)

Q -

R - J.K. Rowling (writing as Robert Galbraith): The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil (all new);

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (all audio)

S - Dennis McCarthy & June Schlueter: "A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels" by George North -- A Newly Uncovered Manuscript Source for Shakespeare's Plays (new);

Dorothy L. Sayers: Unnatural Death (revisited on audio)

T - Josephine Tey: Brat Farrar and The Franchise Affair (both new);

Amy Tan: The Chinese Siamese Cat (new)

U -

V -

W - Ethel Lina White: The Lady Vanishes (aka The Wheel Spins) and The Spiral Staircase (aka Some Must Watch) (both new)

X -

Y -

Z - Juli Zeh: Schilf (English title: Dark Matter) and Unterleuten (both new)


Free / center square:


On the card, I am only tracking new reads, not rereads.


Read, to date in 2018:

Books by female authors: 50

- new: 27

- rereads: 23


Books by male authors: 19

- new: 18

- rereads: 1


Books by F & M mixed teams / anthologies: 1

- new: 1

- rereads:

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text 2018-04-22 02:23
Reading progress update: I've read 128 out of 273 pages.
Due or Die - Jenn McKinlay

Right now there's a semi-love triangle involving Lindsey, Sully, and this new guy, Edmund. I can't help it, every time Edmund's on-page I start wondering whether he's the murderer. He hasn't done or said anything suspicious, other than being a new character who Lindsey happens to find attractive.

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text 2018-04-18 21:56
Reading progress update: I've listened 193 out of 513 minutes.
Pines - Blake Crouch

This town seems eerily like Storybrooke in Once Upon A Time.


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text 2018-04-18 19:15
Relistening: 4 hours and 20 minutes in
Midnight Riot - Ben Aaronovitch,Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

I haven't been getting through this very quickly - I keep having to work on things that require too much of my attention for audiobook listening to be possible.


I've just gotten to the part where Peter has set up his nice new relaxation spot, complete with fabulous technology (ooh, a TV...with cable), only to have Nightingale stop by. Nearly everyone at Peter's little party works for Nightingale, and here's Nightingale casually trying to join in.


So. Awkward.

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