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text 2019-04-20 14:01
Snakes and Ladders move #10
The Sundial (Penguin Classics) - Shirley Jackson,Victor LaValle

 

That was, odd.

She leaves everything hanging.

Was there a cataclysm?  Or was everyone just humoring nutty Aunt Fanny?

 

 

It fit the square (or at least it was supposed to), so roll 2 dice:  7

 

100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes!

 

I'll be back after I do some digging.

 

 

1. Author is a woman :  League of Dragons  by Naomi Novik

8. Author's last name begins with the letters E, F, G, or H. : Winter in Eden by Harry Harrison

13. Author is a man : Return to Eden by Harry Harrison

22. Set in Asia: The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

26. Part of a series that is more than 5 books long: Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov

36. Set in Central or South America: Darkness and Dawn by Andre Norton

55. Is more than 500 pages long: The Godfather by Mario Puzo

63. Cover is more than 50% blue: The New Policeman by Kate Thompson

95. Memoir : In the Rift by Marion Zimmer Bradley

96. From your favorite genre: The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

 

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text 2019-04-12 06:00
Snakes and Ladders move #10 (part 2)
The Sundial (Penguin Classics) - Shirley Jackson,Victor LaValle

 

Let's try this again.

This one is MUCH shorter.

And I don't think I can wrong with Shirley Jackson.

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text 2019-04-11 06:45
Reading progress update: I've read 88 out of 134 pages.
The Yellow Dog - Georges Simenon,Linda Asher

The atmosphere of the seaside Breton town is fantastic, but I must freely admit that I have no idea what is going on with the mystery.

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text 2019-04-10 23:48
Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 144 pages.
The Yellow Dog - Georges Simenon,Linda Asher

My copy of this book arrived yesterday. This is my first Maigret mystery, and is one of the new Penguin translations/reprints. Penguin classics is reissuing all 75 of Simenon's mysteries, at the pace of one per month. The first book, Pietr the Latvian, was released 11/7/2013. The project continues apace - you can read a bit more about the reissues here.

 

In terms of the quality of the book itself, it's a nice object. The covers of this series looked appealing on my computer, and are just as appealing in person. I assume that all of the books are the same size, and they will look really nice on my bookshelf.

 

I don't have much to say about the book itself right now because I'm really early in the mystery, and I usually reserve judgment on a long series until I've read a few and feel like I have a basis for drawing conclusions. Having said that, I'm really hopeful about this series, and will probably buy & read one or two of them a month until I tire of them.

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review 2019-03-18 14:52
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire (Modern Classics Penguin) - Arthur Miller,Tennessee Williams

Half way and I'm thinking, "This isn't as good as the other two of his plays I'm acquainted with," then, within a few pages it takes a turn for the more - dramatic! Then it becomes more brutal and more affecting and more gripping - I raced through the remainder. It's a grim story with Mitch the only significant character who comes out of it looking at all decent. The others are morbidly fascinating and superbly written.

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