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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
History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718
Wallace Notestein

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 232 pages.

Taming A Duke's Reckless Heart: Victorian Historical Romance - Tammy Andresen

Disclosure:  I obtained the Kindle edition of this book when it was offered free on 17 June 2018.  I do not know the author nor have I ever communicated with her about this book or any other matter.  I am an author of historical and contemporary romances and assorted non-fiction.


I wasn't going to do this review as a standard "currently reading" status update process, but a single page was enough to change my mind.



Without going back into my BookLikes archives, I can't post the link, but I'm pretty sure I posted about the obvious error months ago, probably when I acquired the book.


In addition to that, however, the formatting is a distraction.  That big fat florid M doesn't belong there.  I can't stop seeing it, can't get over the fact that it's . . . wrong.


One page.  One Kindle page.


And I'm thinking of the opening scene of another book, with another young lady surrounded by all her admirers and being a little bit bored by it. 


I'm also feeling a huge distance between myself as reader and this Piper person.  I'm not in the scene.  I'm reading, not experiencing.