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review 2018-09-14 21:19
Dyeing Up Loose Ends
Dyeing Up Loose Ends - Maggie Sefton

The 16th book has moved ahead 4 years, to baby Jack is 4 years old and the rest of the kids either 5 or going on 4. My issue with this book was Carl, the dog. The dog acts still as young and as active 13 to 14 years later and Carl was not a puppy when she brought him to Ft. Connor, CO. So he should be showing his age. 

 

She is still helping the police when someone is found dead outside the Knit shop and cafe. She pays attention to the information provided by those around her and then shares it with Burt so that they can find the person who murdered the victim. 

 

It was a fun book and it was good to see how the families had changed and life had changed for all the friends. These books can be read out of order and then this book looked back on the past books so anyone who has not read any of the others doesn't need to unless they want to. 

 

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text 2018-09-10 02:37
Reading progress update: I've read 101 out of 409 pages.
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater

Blue, largely against her will, glanced to the booth he pointed to.  Three boys sat at it: one was smudgy, just as he said, with a rumpled, faded look about his person, like his body had been laundered too many times.  The one who'd hit the light was handsome and his head was shaved; a soldier in world where where the enemy was everyone else.  And the third was -- elegant. It was not the right word for him, but it was close.  He was fine boned and a little fragile looking, with blue eyes pretty enough for a girl.

 

I'm very much enjoying this re-read of The Raven Boys.  My first time through was the audiobook read by Will Patton, which forced me to take the time to savor the language.  I'm finding this time through different, with the major reveals no longer a surprise, but  still loving how Maggie Stiefvater crafts language.

 

While The Raven Boys could fit many squares, I'm intending to use it for

 

 

 

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text 2018-09-07 10:06
Reading progress update: I've read 109 out of 454 pages.
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater

Third read of this wonderful book. This time I'm listening to it in audio then marking the pages in my paperback. (Reading and listening) and it may be one I've the best audio books I've ever heard. It's really atmospheric and the narration is amazing. The Southern accents are awesome.

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review 2018-09-05 02:57
Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater

I really love the way the series is progressing.

 

This books has a bit more angst as Blue is worrying over her missing mother and her feelings for Gansey are getting harder to keep at bay.  I love that was there was some growth from Adam who has finally realized what an idiot he has been.  Ronin is...well Ronin.  He's a jerk, but he's a loyal jerk who cares about his friends more than he'd ever admit.  And I love Jesse Dittley and the fact that he nicknamed Blue, 'Ant'!  There are a few more characters in this book, but the main cast of characters does not get lost in the story, which is fantastic writing.

 

They've made progress in finding the Raven King as well as Maura, but things are getting ever more dangerous for the group.  All-in-all this was a great continuation of the series, and it sets up for the next book beautifully.  

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text 2018-09-04 03:08
Reading progress update: I've read 168 out of 400 pages.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater

 

Reading this for my 13 square

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