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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
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays
Northrop Frye
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 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

Reading progress update: I've read 83 out of 353 pages.

Deadly Women - Ellen Nehr, Jan Grape, Dean James

I'm enjoying this, and learning a lot, even though many of the articles/essays are much too short.  I feel as if the editors tried to cram too much in.


At the moment I'm in the middle of the interview with Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters, which I was really looking forward to.  Sadly, I've come to the conclusion that the interviews are the weakest part of the collection.


Overall, my impression is that no one took this project seriously enough to do a really good job of it.  Everything feels rushed and superficial.