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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic


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Currently reading

The Man They Wanted Me To Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making
Jared Yates Sexton
Progress: 13 %
Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding
Steven K. Green
Progress: 67/328 pages
Significant Others
Sandra Kitt
Progress: 34 %
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

Reading progress update: I've read 35%.

The Conjurer (Martha Beale Mysteries) - Cordelia Frances Biddle

I don't like any of these people.


I feel as if I'm reading an assignment, that I should feel somehow uplifted.  I'm feeling only depressed.


So far, there is no mystery, other than what did happen to Lemuel Beale.  The problem is that I don't care.  I really don't give a damn.


Martha Beale isn't doing a damn thing.  If the author was trying to create anything approaching a determined woman, she'd have done better to read some romance novels written in the past 30 or 40 years.  (Perhaps her experience as a soap opera actress has led her to believe romances and soap operas are the same thing.  They are not.)


I'm not sure how much more time I'm going to invest in this.  If it doesn't improve, I may not make it to 50%