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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 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

Journey's End (Marlbrook)

Journey's End (Marlbrook) - Bernadette  Carroll When I open a Kindle-edition book and the first thing I see is double spacing, I immediately think "manuscript."

There is no reason for a published book to be double spaced. There is no reason for a self-publishing author not to follow simple guidelines and make sure there is no "page 15" at the top of the first page of the book. There is no reason to have no front matter identifying the date the book was published, the author's name, and so on.

So when I open a Kindle-edition book and the first thing I see is double spacing, I immediately think "manuscript," and I immediately think all that white space was left for me to make notations in.

This book has a lovely cover. It even has an intriguing Prologue, but I want to spend my time reading, not turning pages every 15 lines. And yes, I counted them.