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November AlphaKIT: L and Q

2017 Category Challenge

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Oct 14, 8:31am Top

November AlphaKIT letters are: L and Q

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Edited: Oct 14, 3:12pm Top

Looking forward to reading The Lies of Locke Lamora and Quick Curtain for this challenge.

Oct 14, 5:00pm Top

I'm definitely planning on reading Monster of God by David Quammen for my 'Q' book; I'm still debating the 'L', but it may end up being White Fur by Jardine Libaire.

Oct 14, 8:23pm Top

Planning on The Quiller Memorandum and The Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

Oct 14, 8:37pm Top

I've got plenty of L's and two Q's The Alice Network by Kate Quinn and "Galaxy Quest" by Mark Zubro

Oct 15, 2:42pm Top

At this point I am planning on The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn and The City Primeval by Elmore Leonard.

Edited: Oct 15, 2:55pm Top

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)

Edited: Oct 15, 4:21pm Top

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

Oct 16, 9:28am Top

I'm planning on Case for Three Detectives by Leo Bruce and The Duke and I by Julia Quinn.

Oct 26, 5:45pm Top

I am planning to reread The Loved One & I have plenty of other L titles in my books. Q is more difficult…

Oct 26, 8:49pm Top

Ack. I'm currently reading The Loving Cup, so if I don't finish it for October, I can at least get credit here!

Oct 27, 11:39am Top

>11 fuzzi: Haha same! Haven't even started The Loving Cup yet...

Oct 29, 12:19am Top

>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???

Edited: Nov 13, 7:04pm Top

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

Nov 1, 10:00pm Top

I got Death of a Red Heroine by Xiaolong Qiu from the library yesterday so that takes care of Q and X!

Nov 2, 4:35pm Top

I've read The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Nov 3, 10:35am Top

Finished Quick Curtain which was an entertaining mystery set in the theater world told with lovely dry humor.

Nov 3, 12:44pm Top

Finished The Loving Cup last night, first AlphaKIT for November!

Nov 3, 4:09pm Top

I finished The Loved One today -- such a good book if you like satire! Now starting on a ROOT I discovered on my Kindle -- The Queen's Poisoner.

Nov 5, 4:56am Top

Edited: Nov 5, 3:39pm Top

I have finished The Queen's Poisoner - a fantasy set in medieval-like times with lots of political intrigue. Now listening to a Wodehouse novel, The Luck of the Bodkins.

Nov 6, 10:06am Top

Finished The Loving Cup over the weekend, and now I'm on to The Duke and I by Julia Quinn.

Nov 6, 6:22pm Top

COMPLETED Alien Quest by Mark Zubro

Edited: Nov 10, 7:45am Top

I completed The Quiller Memorandum. Ah, the good old days when Russia and Nazis were our enemies.

Nov 10, 2:01pm Top

The Last Battle / Stephen Harding
3.5 stars

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.

Edited: Nov 10, 2:15pm Top

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.

Nov 10, 2:41pm Top

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?

Nov 12, 7:47am Top

Nov 12, 4:43pm Top

Love Walked In / Marisa de los Santos
3.5 stars

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.

Edited: Nov 13, 4:34pm Top

I read Queenpin by Megan Abbott for this month. Really enjoyable noir from a woman's point of view.

Nov 13, 4:43pm Top

>15 leslie.98: I'm about halfway through Don't Cry, Tai Lake by Xiaolong Qiu and really enjoying it. That will take care of X, Q and L.

>2 LittleTaiko: My thanks go to whitewavedarling for the bullet earlier this year!

Nov 13, 4:45pm Top

>32 VivienneR:, I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

Nov 13, 8:03pm Top

>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.

Nov 14, 6:35pm Top

I have completed my "Q" read with The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn.

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