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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
To Green Angel Tower
Tad Williams
Progress: 44/1104 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
The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
Progress: 20 %

Reading progress update: I've read 85 out of 391 pages.

The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry

I had to adjust the page numbers to reflect the digital edition I'm reading from the "cloud library," whatever it is.


The truth is that this is a boring book.  The writing is lovely, almost as atmospheric as DuMaurier's description of Cornwall, but nearly 100 pages of that becomes a surfeit.  I'm tired of the cold rain, the mud, the gobbets of moss and clumps of wool.  Nothing is happening.  Nothing.  Nothing.  Nothing.