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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

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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
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Arlie Russell Hochschild
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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
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Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
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The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Reading progress update: I've read 95 out of 387 pages.

Waking the Moon - Elizabeth Hand

The chapter starts with Sweeney lamenting "If I had only known what was going to happen, maybe I could have stopped it.  Or maybe it would have happened anyway."


This lasts two short paragraphs, and then we switch back to Magda Kurtz's POV.  It looks like Magda is going to be one of the bad guys in this, but who knows?




So far, Magda has committed two murders. neither of which has raised any eyebrows.  One of the victims was a fellow archaeologist on a dig; one would imagine that regardless what happened, someone would have come to exhume the body -- it was buried in an excavation cave-in -- and discover the cause of death had nothing to do with the collapse of the trench walls.  The second was apparently a young drifter (??) in Greece, and she left his body for the authorities to find in a low-rent pension.  Again, the gruesome manner of death would have screamed for an investigation, and just because she skipped the country doesn't mean she can't be found and hauled in for questioning.

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Once again, time frame is confusing, and there's no continuity.


If it weren't for Halloween Bingo and certain stubbornness on my part, this book would have been DNF at least 50 pages ago.