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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 270 out of 555 pages.

Possession - A.S. Byatt

My time the past several days has been taken up with rocks, as I try to take advantage of spring weather before it gets too hot, so I've usually fallen into bed, read a few pages, and succumbed quickly to exhaustion.  But I persist because this book is so wonderful.


What makes it such a tour de force, I think, is that it's written by so many different characters, each with their own voice, each with their own secrets.


Though I know how the book ends, I don't remember exactly how all the little pieces fit together.  So far, there are two big questions I'm looking for the answers to.



1. Why hadn't Cropper got hold of, or at least read, Ash's Vico before Roland found it?


2. Why hadn't Nest raised her own questions about Ellen Ash's communications with Blanche Glover?


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So we'll see what happens. It's raining today, which means no time on the rock saw, but I think my back is telling me it needs a rest anyway. I do NOT need a return of the screaming muscle spasms that are threatening again.