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I am reading "A Dance with Dragons" (Song of Fire and Ice) and "City of Dark Magic" which was most-highly recommended to me by a good friend. So far, I am enjoying the quirky tale. I quickly finished "Dead Ever After" the final Southern Vampire Sookie Stackhouse novel. I am glad the series is over. After book #6 or so, it started to lose steam. -- Ruth

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5)  

 

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The Tale of Castle Cottage (Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series #8)  

 

I've been saving this one because my understanding is that it is the last in the series, and I didn't want it to end!  But finally I am reading it, and having a hard time putting it down!  Not really because it is so exciting, as these are very gentle mysteries, but because I love the writing and characters so much.  Beatrix is engaged to Will Heelis (this is based on real life), but her over-demanding parents are being really nasty about it, and now Will's family is objecting because they are High Church, and the Potters are Dissenters. And now Beatrix' brother Bertram has shown up and is intending to do something that will probably make things worse.  I hope they can get past this and find happiness, but they are both starting to think it will never happen.  In the meantime, a gang of thieving rats has moved into the village, and the resident animals have to figure out how to take care of this problem.  Beatrix' contractor or someone working for him may be stealing materials, and the head carpenter, who was just fired, has been found hanged - is it suicide or murder?


I've read most of her other books, but not this series. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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I have to admit...I haven't read Agatha Christie in years. What did you think of those two books?
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I have to admit...I haven't read Agatha Christie in years. What did you think of those two books?

Do you like short stories? If you do, you might want to start with some of Agatha Christie's anthologies. It's a good way to become familiar with her work.

 

Hercule Poirot  

The Mousetrap and Other Plays  

Partners in Crime  

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories  

The Under Dog and Other Stories  

The Mysterious Mr. Quin  

The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories  

The Golden Ball And Other Stories  

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories  

Parker Pyne Investigates  

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories  

Miss Marple  

The Labors of Hercules (Hercule Poirot Series)  

Masterpieces in Miniature  

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dulcinea3 wrote:

The Tale of Castle Cottage (Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series #8)  

 

I've been saving this one because my understanding is that it is the last in the series, and I didn't want it to end!  But finally I am reading it, and having a hard time putting it down!  Not really because it is so exciting, as these are very gentle mysteries, but because I love the writing and characters so much.  Beatrix is engaged to Will Heelis (this is based on real life), but her over-demanding parents are being really nasty about it, and now Will's family is objecting because they are High Church, and the Potters are Dissenters. And now Beatrix' brother Bertram has shown up and is intending to do something that will probably make things worse.  I hope they can get past this and find happiness, but they are both starting to think it will never happen.  In the meantime, a gang of thieving rats has moved into the village, and the resident animals have to figure out how to take care of this problem.  Beatrix' contractor or someone working for him may be stealing materials, and the head carpenter, who was just fired, has been found hanged - is it suicide or murder?


I've read most of her other books, but not this series. Thanks for sharing this with us!


I haven't read any of her other series, but I really loved this one.  I've been a big fan of Beatrix Potter since I was very little!  In addition to the main novel, each book has a biographical note at the end, telling the true story of what was going on in Potter's life during the period covered by the story, so taken altogether, I feel like I've also read a biography of Potter (this one, being the last in the series, covers up until the end of her life).  Potter had a mission to preserve the area where she bought her 'escape' from her parents and London, Hill Top Farm.  She later bought more land and farms in the area, including Castle Farm, where she lived with her husband Will Heelis, after they married.  Together, they saved large areas from being carved up and developed.  Each book also contains some recipes at the end, and a glossary for the local expressions used in the story.  I finished the book last night, so it's bittersweet, knowing it's over!

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That'll teach me to try and post an update from my phone! No add product. LOL

 

Seeing all of those Christie covers scroll by was so strange and yet really neat. :smileyhappy: I never tire of her books, even after dedicating about 2 years to reading all of her books. I am kinda missing them.

 

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. I've been less successful reading this week, but I really do like

City of Dark Magic  so far. Very quirky.

"The Answer to the Great Question of ... Life, the Universe and Everything ... (is) 42." -- Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

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basson_mommy12 wrote:

That'll teach me to try and post an update from my phone! No add product. LOL

 

Seeing all of those Christie covers scroll by was so strange and yet really neat. :smileyhappy: I never tire of her books, even after dedicating about 2 years to reading all of her books. I am kinda missing them.

 

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. I've been less successful reading this week, but I really do like

City of Dark Magic  so far. Very quirky.


The next one comes out soon. I can hardly wait!

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Thank you for the suggestions! I will give some of these a try.
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And Then There Were None  

 


basson_mommy12 wrote:

Seeing all of those Christie covers scroll by was so strange and yet really neat. :smileyhappy: I never tire of her books, even after dedicating about 2 years to reading all of her books. I am kinda missing them.

 

 


Hi Ruth!

If you're missing Christie, I'm enjoying starting each month with a Christie in Agatha Christie Lovers on GR, since they're a quick and easy read, so it's easy to fit them in with my other reading.  I just read And Then There Were None in two days, so now I can get on to Pickwick! :smileywink:

 

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I'm taking a break from mysteries for a while and delving into two classics:

Tom Sawyer Box Set  and

The Pickwick Papers  . I also just purchased

The Best of Connie Willis  which I am excited to investigate!

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I'm taking a break from mysteries for a while and delving into two classics:

Tom Sawyer Box Set  and

The Pickwick Papers  . I also just purchased

The Best of Connie Willis  which I am excited to investigate!


I have one Connie Willis book in my TBR pile - I hope to get to it this summer! In the meantime, I'm reading these two:

 

A Visit from the Goon Squad  

Chicago's Historic Hyde Park  

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Hi mystery fans I'm reading Ben H Winters brand new just released today novel

Countdown City  

 

to go with my blog's monthly read of his first in his Pre-apocalyptic trilogy

The Last Policeman  , an Edgar winner and a Macavity nominee

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Ok, I jumped on the bandwagon and picked up "The Cuckoo's Calling" a couple of days ago. I had never heard of it before the news broke about Rowling's nom de plume. Anyone else out there going to read it? Anyone have the book on their TBR before it was known it was by Rowling?
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Dark Tide  


Wow! That is an amazing truth-is-stranger-than-fiction premise. That just sort of boggles the mind!

 

-- Ruth

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