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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic


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Currently reading

The Summer Tree
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 10/383 pages
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 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 House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende

I forgot all about it - in progress - full review later

Witch Is When It All Began - Adele Abbott

Another off the freebie list.


I'm making a concerted effort to get through the Kindle books.  Well, actually all the books.  There are far too many of them.


So I booted this onto the K4PC yesterday evening and read for half an hour or so while letting the dogs out, etc., etc., with intentions of reading more on the little Kindle after I went to bed.  I finished a chapter or so, and at 4% shut down the laptop and crawled into bed.


That's where I discovered I had already read 10% of this book . . . sometime in the (far distant?) past!  And I remembered absolutely none of it.


So I read on up through 13%, and it's just not grabbing me, except in a weird way.


This is one of those books I'd love to sit down with the author and mark up the manuscript to point out where she went "wrong," at least in my never humble opinion.  Too much backstory, too much "business" (in the theatrical sense), far too little story.