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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
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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
The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende
History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718
Wallace Notestein

Reading progress update: I've read 14 out of 276 pages.

The Isle of Glass - Judith Tarr

Full disclosure:  I have never met the author, Judith Tarr, in person, but we are "friends" on Twitter and she lives not too terribly far from me here in Arizona.  We chat about many things, including writing in general, but I've never discussed this or any of her books with her.  I first reviewed the second book in this trilogy, The Golden Horn, when I was reviewing for the now long-defunct magazine Rave Reviews in about 1987 or 1988.  I still have the hardcover edition I received from the publisher.  I would later read this book, The Isle of Glass, borrowed from the library; I now own a paperback edition purchased at a Friends of the Library booksale.  I have just now purchased the Kindle edition of the third volume of the trilogy at full retail price.


I had been planning to read and review this book as part of a summer reading program, and because I knew it was set in a somewhat mythical medieval England, I thought the re-read of The Well at the World's End would be a fitting preparation . . . and comparison.  Though I've really only just started Tarr's book, I'm seeing the elements, and I think it's going to be glorious fun.