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I 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. :grouphug2:
the plot is nothing more than a background, a decoration for your favorite personages :)
I 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.
we would be glad to have any excerpts and sketches about Joe Grеy :)
 

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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.
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 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.
 
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The Black Cats (Cattarina Mystery # 2) by Monica Shaughnessy
stylization under the era of Alan Edgar Poe, where the main character is the writer's cat, together with his wife leading the investigation of the crimes that later formed the basis of the plots of his stories)
 

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The Purr-fect Crime (Willow Bay Witches Mystery # 1) by Samantha Silver
a very easy to read story about three young witches leading a murder investigation with their cat) it's a pity that the cat is more passive than active, but there is still a whole series of books ahead)
 

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Gone with the Whisker (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #8) by Laurie Cass
out of the collection, but how adorable the main character, who runs a mobile library and her indispensable companion a cat :), together with a young niece who came to visit for the summer, they successfully solve another murder :)
 
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im currently reading Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban and am on chapter 5 of the book ....i highly reccommend you read the series if you havent yet !
It's on my list, Jenn!
 
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How's Obama's book? 800 pages, wowza does he hink he's Proust, ha!!!
Almost done. And by almost, I mean a little over 200 pages to go. ;)

It's interesting, and definitely shows the dedication, and responsibility. he felt for making things better in the US, and the world. I do think he needed an editor who was not a political junkie to thin down some of the lengthy sections, because some parts really dragged on and on and on, and I found my eyes glazing over, and eventually just skimming things.

My favourite parts are when he drops the "politics" and talks about the personal side of his life. One particularly touching section he mentions how tigers are his daughter Malia's favourite animal, and how she'd done a report in school where she learned they were being killed for their fur. She asked her dad to do something about it, since he was "the president". After that he went into the long spiel about environmental meeting with global leaders, and how he finally got everyone to agree to emission reductions. When he got home, Malia asked if he's "saved the tigers". His reply, was that he was trying.

There's only a little bit of the personal side of his life in this book. Maybe there'll be more in the 2nd book, as I think this is just volume one and only covers his first 4 years.
 
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