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Generation
J.J. Green
Progress: 50%
Death Echo
Elizabeth Lowell
Progress: 31/392pages
Out of this World
J.D. Robb, Maggie Shayne, Susan Krinard, Laurell K. Hamilton
Progress: 92/357pages

A Reading of Molière (c. 1728) by Jean François de Troy [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Flash: Johnny Quick - Barry Lyga

Reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 392 pages.

Death Echo - Elizabeth Lowell

Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

Generation - J.J. Green

Reading progress update: I've read 48%.

The Flash: Johnny Quick - Barry Lyga

Appearances by HR Wells AND Harry Wells in this one! 

Reading progress update: I've read 27%.

The Flash: Johnny Quick - Barry Lyga

Unknown Gentleman with Music Books and Lute (c. 1534) by Hans Holbein the Younger [x]

My Sunday is already going well.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson, Richard Armitage

I was browsing on audible, and I stumbled across this book. It, apparently has been out since October and I somehow missed it. I was going to use a credit to buy it, but I was able to get it for $1.99 instead because I already own the kindle version.

 

I would listen to Richard Armitage narrate the phone book, so him narrating a story I enjoy? SCORE!

 

Secondly, I was able to add this edition to BL with no issue at all this time! WOOT!

Reading progress update: I've read 26%.

Generation - J.J. Green

I'm going to give up adding new books. I just added this one, and did exactly as told to add a new author, and when I submitted it, it listed the author as Simon R. Green instead of the J.J. Green that I typed in (and pressed enter.)

 

Again, I've submitted an edit for the librarians to review.

 

 

Penny Dreadful - The Awakening

Penny Dreadful - The Awakening - Chris King

I enjoyed this so much. It also makes me really, really miss the show even more than I did before. I am still so upset it was canceled the way it was.

 

This is a glimpse into what could have been had it been allowed to continue.

 

**Also, I had to add this edition myself (and I'm never sure if I do that right), and when I added the Illustrator Jesus Hervas, BL credited it to Jesus Santos Hervas, who is apparently a translator of an edition of Anna Karenina. I'm not entirely sure they're the same person, so I submitted an edit.

Reading progress update: I've read 409 out of 409 pages.

Arrow - A Generation of Vipers - Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith

Reading progress update: I've read 306 out of 409 pages.

Arrow - A Generation of Vipers - Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith

Vilma Reading on a Sofa (c. 1912) by Tavik Frantisek Simon [x]

The Night She Died

The Night She Died - Dorothy Simpson

This is the first in a series of mysteries involving Inspector Luke Thanet. I'd never heard of this series until I came across it while browsing Hoopla.

 

It was just...ok. Thanet was an okay character. He has a nice family, a nice home life, everything was just...nice. He does have a bad back, though. So there's that. He can also be a bit gruff, but always apologizes right after.

 

The mystery itself was engaging enough. A young woman is found stabbed to death in her home, and when it's discovered that she was a witness to a crime as a small child, Thanet must determine if her death is related to that past event, or if someone in her present day life is responsible.

 

These books were first written in the 1980's--this one originally published in 1981, and boy does it show.

 

I'd decided to at least read the second in the series, but after reading the preview included in the ebook I read, now I'm not so sure. It begins with Thanet's wife broaching the topic of returning to work once their youngest child starts school in six months. Thanet's internal thoughts on his wife going back to work and what it was going to mean for his ease and comfort of life kinda soured me on him.

 

I may check it out just to see if he cam redeem himself in my eyes.

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Night She Died - Dorothy Simpson

Reading progress update: I've read 85%.

The Night She Died - Dorothy Simpson

The book ends at 85%. The rest looks to be a preview of the next in the series.