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url 2018-07-13 14:35
RIP Clive King
Stig of the Dump - Clive King,Edward Ardizzone

Sad news. This was one of my favorite books as a child. 

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review 2018-02-04 07:08
King Edward VII
King Edward VII - E.F. Benson

My knowledge about the more recent British kings and queens is more limited than the older ones, and for Edward VII in particular, most of it seemed to come from a book entitled 1000 Years of Annoying the French. However, this was an interesting account which I enjoyed reading, especially the part about his relationship with queen Victoria and the more general history on late 19th century/early 20th century Europe.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2017-06-16 17:15
Mile 81 ★★★★☆
Mile 81 - Stephen King,Thomas Sadoski,Edward Herrmann

This is the short story/novella version of every 1950’s Creature Feature B movie, where the teenagers witness everything and frantically try to get help, only to have all the adults dismiss them as crazy kids pulling a prank. Except in this case, it’s little kids instead of teenagers. Good entertainment, SK style.

 

The “bonus story” The Dune is much shorter story, with fairly classic SK story elements, but there’s no horror or gore here, just an odd little story of mysterious events, with a fun little twist at the end.

 

Audiobook version, borrowed from my public library. Thomas Sadoski (Mile 81) and Edward Herrmann (The Dune) bring their stories alive, perfectly capturing the characters through whom the story is told.

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text 2017-05-24 10:38
Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 336 pages.
The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation - Ian Mortimer

Oh man, this is so smug, "Other writers have been so simpleminded and wrong about how this is approached, let me show you how I have been better and done proper research" I can only read so much before I want to yell at the author "Just the facts"!

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text 2017-03-09 03:33
U.S. Kindle Sale: Miscellaneous
The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny
Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-41 - William L. Shirer,Gordon A. Craig
An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser,Richard R. Lingeman
Edward III: The Perfect King - Ian Mortimer
2010: Odyssey Two - Arthur C. Clarke
The First World War: A Complete History - Martin Gilbert
A Passage to India - Pankaj Mishra,Oliver Stallybrass,E.M. Forster

Currently $1.99: An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser.  2010: Odyssey Two, by Arthur C. Clarke.  A Passage to India, by E.M. Forester.

 

Currently $2.99: The Cruelest Month, by Louise Penny.  Berlin Diary, by William L. Shirer.  Edward III: The Perfect King, by Ian Mortimer.  The First World War: A Complete History, by Martin Gilbert.

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