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text 2015-08-31 19:38
August Reading Roundup...or Reading Plans Fall Apart
The Serpent Sword - Matthew Harffy
Watch the Lady: A Novel - Elizabeth Fremantle
A Place of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel - Anthony Horowitz
Wolf's Head - Steven A. McKay
Little Women [LITTLE WOMEN -OS N/D] - Louisa May(Author) ; Cauti, Camille(Introduction by) Alcott
A Perilous Alliance: A Tudor mystery featuring Ursula Blanchard (An Ursula Blanchard Elizabethan Mystery) - Fiona Buckley
The Fall of Satan - Bodie Hodge

I like to think that I have good excuses for my reading plan going completely awry, but, excuses or no, it fell apart quite thoroughly. The only reason my reading accomplishments for the month don't look entirely pathetic is because the above includes two audio books and two DNFs. That's right, I actually completed reading four books this month.


*Samantha hangs her head in shame.*


That hasn't stopped me from accepting more books to review and assaulting NetGalley with requests, so I have a larger TBR than ever that I hope to attack with greater effectiveness in September.


August Summary:


Audio Books:

Little Women

Watch the Lady



A Perilous Alliance

The Fall of Satan


More Historical than Fiction Book Club:

A Place of Greater Safety


Indie Reads:

The Serpent Sword

Wolf's Head


Best Book of August:

The Serpent Sword by Matthew Harffy - no competition whatsoever, loved this book!

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text 2015-08-21 14:09
Currently Reading: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel - Anthony Horowitz

You may have noticed that this was NOT on my August reading list . . . . 


Alright, that is actually a little weird if you noticed that. Stalker.


Anyway, I grabbed this at the library despite already having more books on my reading list than I had any hope of getting through. It's been sitting here for two weeks tempting me. "Samantha, Sherlock is in here. Come on. You don't have anything else to do."


The book is lying, but I picked it up anyway.


I had my Kindle open as well, to a book that IS on my reading list, a book that I have from NetGalley and need to read. I cruelly slapped the cover shut on my Kindle and picked up The House of Silk instead. I mean, really, how could I have done anything else?


This novel quickly rewarded me. The prologue explains that this story is one that Watson penned shortly before his death and after Sherlock's, but it was simply too scandalous for him to allow its publication. In his will it was ordered locked away for 100 years. Until now. 


I shouldn't have started this. My day is ruined.

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