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text 2018-01-19 02:18
Reading progress update: I've read 46 out of 304 pages.
The Waters of Eternal Youth (A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery) - Donna Leon

thought I would only do about 20 pages of this tonight--a bit tired from an early rising this morning--but I made it, happily, to good ol' page 46. the cold case Guido Brunetti has been asked to look into by an aging family friend is not a murder; fifteen years earlier a woman almost drowned in a canal--maybe pushed in by a mystery assailant, maybe not--and even though she was pulled out by a drunk and saved, her extended time being submerged affected her brain. an 86-year-old Contessa wants to know the truth of why this happened to her granddaughter, and Brunetti, not confident that he can solve this puzzle from fifteen faded years earlier, comes to realize, during verbal entreaties and information snippets, that he wants to know too. 

 

anxious to pick this one up again tomorrow.

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text 2018-01-18 02:57
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 304 pages.
The Waters of Eternal Youth (A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery) - Donna Leon

off to Venice, with my first Donna Leon novel, where I will keep company with Commissario Guido Brunetti as he deals with a cold case. excited!

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text 2018-01-13 00:54
Reading progress update: I've read 102 out of 285 pages.
Arrowood: A Novel - Laura McHugh

since I read Hostage at the start of the New Year, I've decided that for every ten Crime & Mystery novels I read, I want ten different locales--countries. so, I want the author to be from somewhere different than the other nine books selected, or failing that, I at least want ten different countries as settings. so far, it's been a blast, globe-trotting. this book means I finally go to the United States, and Iowa along the Mississippi is giving me a great story! probably Venice next--but I don't just do Crime & Mystery reads, of course--so actually, Venice after some SF, or Fantasy, or whatever. anyway, I'm enjoying my little project, but let's see if I can hit more 4 or 5 star books soon. this one is looking good, on that front.

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text 2018-01-12 14:54
Reading progress update: I've read 22 out of 285 pages.
Arrowood: A Novel - Laura McHugh

only got a small start on this, before duty calls--but that's okay, because overall my reading pace has been supercharged lately, books flowing by. two chapters of Arrowood, and I'm anxious to get back to it; Arden's return to her grand childhood home, on the Mississippi, is for her a respite from what has scarred her--mentally and physically--in the seventeen years away from it. but she does grapple with memories of Violet and Tabitha disappearing from home all those years ago...being taken away, actually.

 

seems like it's going to be an interesting read. a bit sad, and sometimes disturbing and intense.

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text 2018-01-12 03:35
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 285 pages.
Arrowood: A Novel - Laura McHugh

love the cover. gonna give this a go next. weird thing is...just as I was coming to the Booklikes website to set this up as my new Currently Reading, someone on my Updates feed was busy marking it as Read and rating it (3 stars, hmmm, but I'm still gonna read it), just moments before. never seen anything like that before--a bit creepy, actually! 

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