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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

5%, and I'm having doubts (though the digital cover is better)

The Legacy of the Key - S.L. Morgan


Maybe I'm too old for this kind of book, but I just don't understand Reece, the protagonist.  And there are so many other things that don't sit right, if you know what I mean.


Reece's father died, so she quit school in San Diego and transferred to Temple University in Philadelphia where she's in med school.  But she doesn't act like a med student.  There's no intellectual curiosity about the bizarre things that start happening to her.


She gets on a plane to go back to California and something happens to the plane requiring it to turn around and go back to Philly.  Instead of transferring the passengers and their luggage to another plane to resume the flight, it's just rescheduled for the next day.  And Reece has no reaction.  But neither do any of the other passengers.


Writing mechanics are reasonably clean, no obvious problems there, but I'm just not being sucked into the story the way I want to be.


Maybe it will get better.  Or maybe not.