November AlphaKIT: L and Q
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November AlphaKIT letters are: L and Q
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Still need to figure out Q (I'm sure I have plenty that start with "queen" in the title!), but there are a few options for L.
Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange / Amanda Smyth
Love Walked In / Maria de los Santos
The Last Battle / Stephen Harding (also fits CultureCAT)
In the Garden of Beasts / Erik Larson (also fits CultureCAT)
The Headmaster's Wager / Vincent Lam (also fits CultureCAT)
For November and December reads I'm going over titles I planned to read during the year and didn't. I don't have an L author but do have L titles:
Landscape of Lies by Peter Watson
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
The only Q is:
The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
I am planning to reread The Loved One & I have plenty of other L titles in my books. Q is more difficult…
Ack. I'm currently reading The Loving Cup, so if I don't finish it for October, I can at least get credit here!
>12 christina_reads: at the rate I'm reading it, I probably will NOT finish it until the end of next week, which would be November.
Where does the time fly???
Here's my list of possibles:
✔30 Second Death by Laura Bradford
✔And Death Goes To...Laura Bradford
Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs
Hive of Homicides by Meera Lester
✔Leave it to Cleaver
The Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance
Love and Death in Burgundy
✔Miraculous Mysteries: Locked Room Mysteries
✔Murder in Mayfair by D. M. Quincy
✔This side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
I got Death of a Red Heroine by Xiaolong Qiu from the library yesterday so that takes care of Q and X!
Finished Quick Curtain which was an entertaining mystery set in the theater world told with lovely dry humor.
I completed The Quiller Memorandum. Ah, the good old days when Russia and Nazis were our enemies.
The Last Battle / Stephen Harding
There is a castle in Austria called Schloss Itter. During WWII, there were French VIPs (mostly politicians) who were kept prisoner in Schloss Itter; needless to say, it was a fairly comfortable place to be kept prisoner during the war. When the war was over, though, they needed to be rescued. So, after the war had officially ended, American soldiers came together with a few German soldiers to get the French VIPs out, but there was a battle at the castle before they were able to leave.
This is a story from WWII that I knew nothing about. (Even for all I’ve read, I’m sure there are plenty of lesser-known stories.) It was interesting. In addition to information about the war, the castle, and the battle itself at the castle, there was biographical information about the prisoners, as well as the soldiers who worked together to help out (although, there were a lot of people, so it was still a bit tricky to recall who was who!). I also enjoy biographies, so those parts were some of the most interesting to me in this book, in addition to the battle itself. As a Canadian, I found Rene Levesque’s “cameo” in the book (he appeared later as a journalist) interesting. For the most part, I liked the way this book was written. There were a few dry parts, but mostly I enjoyed it.
Is it just me, or is anyone else having a problem editing the wikis? I can open the wikis, but the "edit" button isn't appearing for me.
ETA: I don't see anything mentioned in the "Bug Collectors" group, but I'll ask over there, as well.
RE: the wikis.
I posted here:
And was referred to another thread where the wikis have been turned off due to spam? Until they get some kind of fix.
Thought I'd better mention it here, as well. Maybe I'll post this in the general CAT threads?
Love Walked In / Marisa de los Santos
Cornelia works in a cafe and meets someone whom she starts dating. Clare is 11-years old and having a hard time with her mother, as her mother seems to be acting very odd. Clare knows something is wrong and is afraid her mother is sick.
The book started ok for me, but got better. It was ok at the start while I got to know the characters and what was going on. It really picked up for me in the middle after Cornelia and Clare met, but I have very mixed feelings about the ending. I’m settling on rating it “good” at 3.5 stars.
I read Queenpin by Megan Abbott for this month. Really enjoyable noir from a woman's point of view.
>33 whitewavedarling: It's excellent! Great characters, a real sense of place, an interesting plot, and it's different (for want of a better word). I'll be reading the others in the series.
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