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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 19 out of 387 pages.

Waking the Moon - Elizabeth Hand

I know why I didn't finish this the last time I started it:  None of it makes any sense.


It starts out in first person with Sweeney Cassidy saying she met "them" in her first class, but never elaborates on who "they" are, because the narrative immediately goes back to the week or week-end before her first class.


Then it switches to third person for another character -- a professor, I think -- who gets a message about "sign" and goes to meet the person who has the "sign" but instead of driving there, he walks into a closet that is maybe some kind of portal?  I don't know.  There's no explanation.


After that, it goes back to Sweeney's first person POV, but she still hasn't had her first class to meet "them" but she gets a visitation from some tall beings (??) in a dream, and they leave her a two-foot long red feather that creeps along the floor.


End Chapter 1.


Now Chapter 2 starts with another character and a bunch of words are introduced that may be real words or made up, but there's no way to tell.


And I'm only 19 pages in.  It's not lookin' good.