- Nov 25, 2013
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the plot is nothing more than a background, a decoration for your favorite personagesI finished Footprints in the Ferns (Lovely Lethal Gardens #6) which was the 6th in the cozy mystery book series that began with Arsenic in the Azaleas, which we read in the book club a couple months back. This is the last one I'll probably read, as there are no more free copies at my library or Hoopla. That's probably a good thing, because though I'm kind of enjoying the books, the repetitive themes are getting a bit tiring. I can understand, though, why readers are drawn to these type of continuing stories, as there is something nice about returning to characters you're familiar with.
I've now started something completely different - A Promised Land, by Barack Obama This will not be a short read, as my e-reader shows over 800 pages!
@artiemom: Don't worry about being too late for the book club discussion, as there's no reason why we can't re-discuss it once you finish. Just don't go in the thread till you're done, as there are spoilers there. But do post, once you finish, and those of us following the thread, should see it. Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of the book.
Oh, and do consider joining us in December when we are reading A Christmas Carol. Because it's a older book with an expired copyright, it's free to download online, so easy to access. It's also a novella, so should be a quick read.
More info in the December 2020 book of the month club thread.. Everyone is welcome/invited to read along with us, btw.
we would be glad to have any excerpts and sketches about Joe GrеyI hate that. I so wish that she could find some trusted person to write one more book, tying up all of the loose ends, with her minimal assistance.
I'm all for it. And it both is and is not a cozy mystery. There IS a mystery, several of them, one being, where did these very ususual cats originate? THAT question is answered in a prequel that came out decades ago, The Catwold Portal, which was considered Fantasy, but which definitely set the groundwork for the Joe Grey series. It's on my shelves now, and I would definitely re-read it. And will, book club or no.
The above book was interesting, but depressing. Twenty-three children were left motherless. At least - it's thought that there were more victims never ascribed to him.I've finished this and discovered another book that focuses on the victims, rather than the killer:
Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter: True Stories from Victims and Survivors of the Yorkshire Ripper by Carol Ann Lee.
ha!!!!! when did the murders take place?I must be a glutton for punishment, because I've just downloaded another Yorkshire Ripper book. This one concentrates on the investigation and is going to take a long time to get through - it's 734 pages.
Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper by Michael Bilton.
How's Obama's book? 800 pages, wowza does he hink he's Proust, ha!!!Almost to page 300 in Barak Obama's book. So just a little over 500 more to go. Then I'm onto another library loan, this one Canadian singer Jann Arden's new book. And somewhere along the way I'll have to squeeze in our December 2020 book of the month club. Think I'm gonna be busy.
Almost done. And by almost, I mean a little over 200 pages to go.How's Obama's book? 800 pages, wowza does he hink he's Proust, ha!!!