What are we reading in October?
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I'm still reading Boswell's Life of Johnson, and I'm getting ready to start the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch (am I the only one who gets confused as to which Charles is the author and which is the character?). And there's textbooks. Lots and lots of textbooks.
I started my ER copy of The Technologists by Matthew Pearl I haven't made as much progress as I would like because of an overloaded schedule (partly due to having to work this weekend) and mostly due to a horrendous sinus headache that just wants to linger. It's excellent so far! I've got The Brass Dolphin by Caroline Harvey (aka Joanne Trollope) and The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark checked out of the library so I need to get to them soon as well.
I'm starting a collection of Poe stories in honor of Halloween's approach.
I just started Death Assemblage, the first book in a mystery series with a geologist sleuth. This one is set in the mountains of western Nevada.
I'm reading The Bootlegger's Daughter. Just what I need in life, another series!
DeltaQueen50, I liked Unwind, although one part in particular was difficult to read.
I'm reading The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein.
#24 - Victoria: Thanks for the warning. I figured out what I was going to have to read so I was semi-prepared, but still, it was difficult to get through.
I am now going to pick up Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross, this will count as a Bonus Read.
I'm learning new and jaw-dropping things about Danish history with The Royal physician's visit.
I'm readingThe Devil's Closet. The subject matter is a little difficult to read, but there is also plenty of background story to make it interesting overall.
I'm looking for A Good Man in Africa and am about two thirds of the way though but haven't found one yet.
Virtually mowing through Denise Mina's Maureen O'Donnell-trilogy. Currently reading the last book, aptly titled Resolution.
I am about to start Mary Roberts Rinehart's The Bat. This will close out my Timeless Mystery Category. I didn't have room to repeat this category next year and I already know I am going to miss it. I have a feeling that two categories isn't going to be enough for all the mysteries I would like to read.
I've belated began The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, after sidetracking myself with a lackluster gothic by Patrick McGrath called Martha Peake. His books are usually creepy and atmospheric, but this one fell flat for me.
I've also started Blacklands by Belinda Bauer, which is very, very good indeed. So far.
Being a bemused land-lubber whilst reading Master and Commander. I am not sure if some it of its in English :) I mean I know what a top gallant sail is but what's a crosstree?
About halfway through The Cruelty of Heresy: An Affirmation of Christian Orthodoxy by C. FitzSimons Allison, who is an Anglican (or Episcopalian?) bishop. A bit dry, but the material is interesting (if you're into early ecumenical councils).
I'm struggling to keep up with a zillion Japanese names and a zillion lost plot threads in The harsh cry of the heron while averaging four hours of sleep per night. It goes a tad slowly...
I'm still wallowing in The Stand with about 600 pages to go. I think I can, I think I can...
I'm in the middle of The Priory by Dorothy Whipple -- charming!
I'm getting so close to the finish of my 11 in 11 Challenge. I am reading Angels of Mercy by Lyn Andrews, about WW I nurses to finish out my War & The Homefront category and then I just have 1 non-fiction book to go.
I started on the fifth and final volume of Outlaws of the Marsh, and I am thrilled. I should be finished with it in a couple of weeks. Then, I only have four more books to read to meet my 11 in 11 challenge of 41 books. I realize that's a low number for most on this challenge, but it's great for me!
I'm plugging away at Machine of Death...hoping to finish before the end of the month!
Am currently reading Heartless by Gail Carriger, but probably won't finish it before the end of the month!
Currently reading Boneshaker by Cherie Priest and know I won't finish it before end of the month.
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