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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
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
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 231 out of 353 pages.

Deadly Women - Ellen Nehr, Jan Grape, Dean James

This book is proving to be a good -- though not excellent -- resource, but it's not something to just sit down and read beginning to end.


And it remains uneven.  I feel as if the editors just kind of sent out requests for submissions with no real guidelines or follow-up, and then published everything with no real editing.  Even making allowances for the writers' different styles, it's very hit and miss.


Liza Cody's essay "A Heroine for Me" is an excellent analysis of the active nature of reading. 


And I liked Elizabeth George's admission that she expected her WIP to come in at about 850 pages, or somewhere between 175,00 and 220,000 words.