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review 2019-06-17 15:23
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Saint Nicholas of Myra: The Life and Legacy of Ancient Christian Bishop who became the Inspiration for Santa Claus - Charles River Editors

The first half of this is simply a saint's life without much history and the second is a reprint from the CRE book about Santa Claus.  

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review 2019-06-17 15:14
Gotten as a Kindle Freebie
Flinders Petrie: The Life and Legacy of the Father of Modern Egyptology - Charles River Editors

It really isn't about Petrie so much as about the development of modern Egyptology.  It's not bad, but it's not as advertised.  It is a good overview of Modern Egyptology.

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text 2019-06-17 03:53
Reading progress update: I've read 228 out of 874 pages.
Bleak House - Charles Dickens,Tatiana M. Holway,Hablot Knight Browne

I've decided that the only way to read Dickens is to read nothing else while I have one in progress, and to just gulp it down. It takes me too long to shift from modern language into Dickens language if I have multiple books on the go.

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text 2019-06-15 22:21
Rattling the Heat in Deadwood By Ann Charles
Rattling the Heat in Deadwood - Ann Charles

Short review.  In keeping in the Violet Parker fashion of the paranormal, we find our Scharfrichter, trying to learn about becoming an executioner and being a Time Keeper in her own, reluctant way.  Between being a single mother of twins, her job, being chased and hounded by the local police version of Rockford, and fantasizing and actually having coitus with her boyfriend, Violet actually does chase some ghosts and demons.

 

This is a fun little series, it's easy to read, and Ann Charles has proven that she can be unpredictable as the story keeps stretching out to what will be the 11th book coming out around Christmas 2019.

 

Now it's on to book 9.  Why, because it's there.

 

I rate this 3 stars

 

Rattling the Heat in Deadwood By Ann Charles
Book 8 in the Deadwood Mysteries

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text 2019-06-15 02:03
Reading progress update: I've read 145 out of 305 pages.
Murder in Piccadilly: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics) - Charles Kingston

I’m really quite happy with this novel, so it’s going to be a real pity if it takes a nose-dive - deals in any kind of implausibility, or ridiculousness just to cough up a “twist” - at or near the finale. now, mind you, two books that I rated fairly highly - Antidote to Venom and Lonely Magdelen - were wobbly at the end, and I didn’t feel compelled to drop my rating just based on that; they weren’t ruined...at least, not for me. there are probably a few Crime novels that I’m not recalling at this moment, that did crash and burn at the end of the runway.

 

shall finish this tomorrow, and if I don’t go right to The Count of Monte Cristo next, due to burgeoning enthusiasm, I will probably go to Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand, or a Maigret novel. I may even re-read one more Wodehouse novel - either Service With A Smile or Bachelors Anonymous - before the Dumas Era begins.

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