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Lori (thornton37814) Reads with Her Fur Boys in 2019 - Thread 5

75 Books Challenge for 2019

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Oct 1, 7:28pm Top

Photo: Mr. B and Sherlock enjoy a game of National Park Yahtzee.

Welcome to my 5th thread for the year!

I'm Lori, a professional genealogist and academic librarian who is owned by three male cats. I read 302 books in 2018. I suspect the book-reading will slow down as I endeavor to tame not only book piles but also periodical piles in 2019.

I also participate in the Category Challenge, and since I always include the Category in this thread, I will introduce you to my theme and categories for the year.

I chose classic bands--mostly from the 1960s and 1970s with a few from the 1980s thrown in--to be categories for my theme. I chose twenty bands--fifteen for book categories, four for articles, and one for abandoned books. I am not setting specific targets for the number of books or articles in each category.

I will keep separate totals for books and articles. I think including articles in the reading plan will help me cut down on my reading backlog. The time I spend reading and studying many of these also can be included in my genealogy education plan for my Association of Professional Genealogists membership.

My categories are:
1. The Police - Police procedurals and true crime. I love the British mysteries featuring DCIs, etc., so I suspect this category will see quite a few books.
2. The Who - Other mysteries (cozies, private investigators, thrillers, etc.). Since mystery is my favorite genre, this one will see quite a bit of action, especially from series I wish to continue.
3. Herman's Hermits - Historical fiction. I read a lot of historical mysteries which could be included here or in one of the above categories, but I also enjoy fiction set in different times and places. Several Holocaust stories have captured my attention. Earlier today another genealogist posted a link to a two-volume fiction series based on the Northkill Amish which is important to my own family history. I expect I'll read several volumes that fit here.
4. Beatles - Literary Classics. A little Shakespeare? Dickens? Alcott? Hawthorne? etc.
5. Foreigner - Fiction with a non-US, non-UK, or non-Canadian setting. I'm not eliminating all English-speaking countries or the Caribbean from this one. I'm just trying to diversify my settings a bit.
6. Beach Boys - Miscellaneous Fiction. Some of these will be classic "beach read" type books. This is basically a "catch-all" fiction category.
7. New Kids on the Block - Children's & Young Adult (YA) Books. I'm certain this category will see lots of action at certain times of the year. I may also place some children's and YA books in other categories.
8. Air Supply - Poetry. I've got a couple of larger poetry collections I want to read, but I've found I really enjoy reading poetry. I'm giving it its own category so I'll read more!
9. Four Seasons - Nature/Weather/Gardening Books. Although this is primarily a non-fiction category, I might include a fiction book where some of these topics play a major role.
10. Bread - Food and Cooking. I have lots of cookbooks, books on food habit, and books on culinary history unread. It's time to knock a few of these out! Most of the cookbooks were at least glanced at, but it's time to pay more attention to them and review them.
11. Temptations - Religion. I suspect most of the books I read will be related to Christianity or Judaism. The books do not necessarily need to be theological in nature or on the history of religions. I suspect some of these will be books on "Christian life" or devotional in nature.
12. America - History. It probably seems a bit strange to make "America" the category for a book which is almost certain to include a fair amount of European history as well as American history, but it's the band I chose for the category.
13. Journey - Travel. I enjoy well-written travel narratives. However, I'm using the "travel" term in a broader sense, so if I think it fits, it probably goes here.
14. Mamas & the Papas - Genealogy. These will mostly be books on genealogy as a profession, using certain types of records, and other books marketed primarily to the genealogical community. However, I may include some other things I'm reading primarily because of my genealogical interest. Think of this as my "professional development" category.
15. Eagles - Other Non-Fiction. This is the catch-all category for non-fiction. I used Eagles because a book on birds would fit here!
16. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) articles. I need to read these case studies that demonstrate problem-solving approaches. I suspect this will be the one with the most articles read of the categories dedicated to a specific journal.
17. Boston - New England Historic & Genealogical Register ("The Register") articles. Since NEHGS is headquartered in Boston, the category seems appropriate.
18. Chicago - The American Genealogist (TAG) articles. I don't have as large of stash of these, and the frequency isn't as great so this one will be a smaller than the previous two. TAG is not published in Chicago and really has more of a New England/Mid-Atlantic focus, but since Chicago is an American city, I used it.
19. Bee Gees - Other articles. Many of these will be articles I found through bibliographies, in databases, or through social media posts that capture my attention, are relevant for my research, or just need to be read. Most will be history or genealogy related.
20. 5th Dimension - Abandoned reads. Let's hope for a small number here!

So happy 2019 reading to everyone! I'll recap reading to the point the thread begins at the top of each thread throughout the year. That way all books and articles appear on the final thread! (I must confess that it gives me a quick way to search to see if I read something that year or another one!

Edited: Oct 1, 7:33pm Top

Books 1-10:

1. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote - completed 1 Jan 2019
2. The Dry by Jane Harper - completed 4 Jan 2019
3. Glass Houses by Louise Penny - completed 4 Jan 2019
4. The Chosen by Chaim Potok - completed 5 Jan 2019
5. 365 Meditations from George MacDonald's Fiction by George MacDonald; edited by David Scott Wilson-Okamura - completed 6 Jan 2019
6. The Outrun by Amy Liptrot - completed 8 Jan 2019
7. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro - completed 8 Jan 2019
8. The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes - completed 10 Jan 2019
9. Breaking Free: Discover the Victory of Total Surrender by Beth Moore - completed 11 Jan 2019
10. As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner - completed 12 Jan 2019

Edited: Oct 1, 7:35pm Top

Books 11-20:

11. Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs - completed 15 Jan 2019
12. Book, Line, and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay - completed 17 Jan 2019
13. Harvest of Secrets by Ellen Crosby - completed 18 Jan 2019
14. Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo - completed 20 Jan 2019
15. The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson - completed 22 Jan 2019
16. Welcome to the Isles of Mull, Iona, Staffa by John Brooks - completed 23 Jan 2019
17. Nerve by Dick Francis - completed 23 Jan 2019
18. The British Isles: A Picture Book to Remember Her By designed by David Gibbon; produced by Ted Smart - completed 24 Jan 2019
19. Eight Lights: The Story of Chanukah by William F. Rosenblum and Robert J. Rosenblum; illustrated by Shraga Weil - completed 24 Jan 2019
20. The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard; translated by Samuel Epes Turner - completed 24 Jan 2019

Edited: Oct 1, 7:38pm Top

Books 31-40:

31. The Scott Country by John Geddie; paintings by E. W. Haslehust - completed 6 Feb 2019
32. Dying Runs in My Family by Guy Conner - completed 11 Feb 2019
33. The Story of Wales by Rhys Davies - completed 12 Feb 2019
34. Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess by Janet Hill - completed 12 Feb 2019
35. Death al Dente by Leslie Budewitz - completed 12 Feb 2019
36. Murder Once Removed by S. C. Perkins - completed 15 Feb 2019
37. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley - completed 16 Feb 2019
38. The Cornish in the Caribbean : From the 17th to the 19th Centuries by Sue Appleby - completed 18 Feb 2019
39. Whimsical Cross-Stitch: More than 130 Designs from Trendy to Traditional by Cari Buziak - completed 18 Feb 2019
40. One Potato, Two Potato, Dead by Lynn Cahoon - completed 20 Feb 2019

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Books 81-90:

81. Old Sarum Illustrated Guide by Hugh des Sausmarez Shortt - completed 10 Apr 2019
82. Cambridge in Colour by Kenneth Holmes - completed 10 Apr 2019
83. Going Places: A Motor Touring Guide to Wales - completed 10 Apr 2019
84. Raby: Its Castle and Its Lords by Owen Stanley Scott; revised by Sydney E. Harrison (7th ed.) - completed 10 Apr 2019
85. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie - completed 12 Apr 2019
86. The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett - completed 12 Apr 2019
87. Amish Voices: A Collection of Amish Writings - compiled by Brad Igou - completed 12 Apr 2019
88. Mr. Finchley Discovers His England by Victor Canning - completed 18 Apr 2019
89. I Could Pee on This, and Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano - completed 19 Apr 2019
90. The Amish Cookie Club by Sarah Price - completed 20 Apr 2019

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Books 91-100:

91. The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson - completed 24 Apr 2019
92. That Book Woman by Heather Henson; illustrated by David Small - completed 30 Apr 2019
93. Homemade Root Beer, Soda, & Pop by Stephen Edward Cresswell - completed 1 May 2019
94. The Spirit Woman by Margaret Coel - completed 4 May 2019
95. Cover Her Face by P. D. James - completed 5 May 2019
96. Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke - completed 12 May 2019
97. Michael Chiarello's Bottega: Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California's Wine Country by Michael Chiarello - completed 13 May 2019
98. Seacrow Island by Astrid Lindgren - completed 14 May 2019
99. The Summer's End by Mary Alice Monroe - completed 17 May 2019
100. The Amish Widow's Rescue by Rachel J. Good - completed 18 May 2019

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Books 101-110:

101. The September Society by Charles Finch - completed 19 May 2019
102. Spill by Leigh Fondakowski; performed by L. A. Theatre Works - completed 19 May 2019
103. The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths - completed 23 May 2019
104. Yarn to Go by Betty Hechtman - completed 27 May 2019
105. The Religious Body by Catherine Aird - completed 27 May 2019
106. Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle - completed 1 June 2019
107. Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves - completed 1 June 2019
108. On a Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher - completed 4 June 2019
109. The Smell of the Night by Andrea Camilleri - completed 7 June 2019
110. Joanne Fluke's Lake Eden Cookbook by Joanne Fluke - completed 14 June 2019

Edited: Oct 1, 7:52pm Top

Books 111-120:

111. The Body in the Wake by Katherine Hall Page - completed 15 June 2019
112. A Sea of Troubles by Donna Leon - completed 16 June 2019
113. Deadly Descent by Charlotte Hinger - completed 17 June 2019
114. Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan - completed 19 June 2019
115. The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough - completed 23 June 2019
116. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny - completed 24 June 2019
117. The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris - completed 25 June 2019
118. The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad - completed 27 June 2019
119. Anne's Kindred Spirits by Kallie George; illustrated by Abigail Halpin - completed 27 June 2019
120. Milkman by Anna Burns - completed 28 June 2019

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Books 121-130:

121. A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie - completed 1 July 2019
122. The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid - completed 6 July 2019
123. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan - completed 6 July 2019
124. These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore - completed 9 July 2019
125. The Healing Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter - completed 15 July 2019
126. Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman - completed 19 July 2019
127. Singapore Sapphire by A. M. Stuart - completed 22 July 2019
128. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope = completed 24 July 2019
129. Coffee, Tea, or Murder? by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain - completed 26 July 2019
130. Promise by Minrose Gwin - completed 29 July 2019

Edited: Oct 1, 8:09pm Top

Books 131-140:

131. Murder, Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan - completed 30 July 2019
132. Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy - completed 31 July 2019
133. Suffer the Children by Lisa Black - completed 1 Aug 2019
134. The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews - completed 5 August 2019
135. The Rosewood Casket by Sharyn McCrumb - completed 7 August 2019
136. Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs - completed 9 August 2019
137. Sleeping Lady by Sue Henry - completed 10 August 2019
138. Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower - completed 13 August 2019
139. Willful Behavior by Donna Leon - completed 24 August 2019
140. Molten Mud Murder by Sara E. Johnson - completed 29 August 2019

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Books 141-150:

141. The Bodies in the Library by Marty Wingate - completed 29 August 2019
142. Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker - completed 31 August 2019
143. The North-East of England (Travels through History series) by Julian Worker - completed 31 August 2019
144. Read and Buried by Eva Gates - completed 2 September 2019
145. Words Facing East: Poems by Kimberly L. Becker - completed 3 September 2019
146. Negro Folk Music U.S.A. by Harold Courlander - completed 3 September 2019
147. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson - completed 4 September 2019
148. My Little Crocheted Christmas by Doerthe Eisterlehner - completed 5 September 2019
149. Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson - completed 7 September 2019
150. Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves - completed 13 September 2019

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Books 151-160:

151. The Night of His Birth by Katherine Paterson; illustrated by Lisa Aisato - completed 13 September 2019
152. Tracing Your Ancestors in Lunatic Asylums: A Guide for Family Historians by Michelle Higgs - completed 13 September 2019
153. Quintessence: The Poetry of Nature by Sara Priestley - completed 13 September 2019
154. A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden by Suzanne Staubach; illustrated by Julia Yellow - completed 13 September 2019
155. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley - completed 17 September 2019
156. By the Mud Stove by Divya Tombran - completed 21 September 2019
157. The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin - completed 26 September 2019
158. The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories edited by Martin Edwards - completed 26 September 2019
159. Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal - completed 27 September 2019
160. A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin - completed 27 September 2019

Edited: Oct 14, 6:40pm Top

Books 161-163:

161. The Rough Patch by Brian Lies - completed 27 September 2019
162. Thank you, Omu! by Oge Mora - completed 27 September 2019
163. Can't Judge a Book by Its Murder by Amy Lillard - completed 29 September 2019

Edited: Oct 1, 7:55pm Top

Edited: Oct 1, 7:55pm Top

Articles 1-15:

1. Pam Prascer Andersen, "Indirectly Identifying Relatives of Michael Kerns of Blair County and Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania," NGSQ 105.2 (June 2017): 85-91. (7 pp.) - completed 2 Jan 2019
2. Claire E. Ammon, CG, “Parents for John Perkins (1788-1852) of Granby, Connecticut,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 105.3 (September 2017): 219-228. (10 pp.) - completed 3 Jan 2019
3. Sue Allan, Caleb Johnson, and Simon Neal, “The Origin of Mayflower Passenger Susanna (Jackson) (White) Winslow,” The American Genealogist 89.4 (October 2017): 241-264. (24 pp.) - completed 4 Jan 2019
4. John M. Freund, “The Parents of Sarah Kelton, Wife of James Bowen of Rehoboth, Massachusetts,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 171.681 (Winter 2017): 30-31. (2 pp.) - completed 6 Jan 2019
5. Nancy R. Stevens, “Amasa Coburn (1753-1815) of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 171.681 (Winter 2017): 57-62. (6 pp.) - completed 6 Jan 2019
6. Worth Shipley Anderson, JD, "John Stanfield 'as he is cald in this country': An Illegitimate Descent in Eastern Tennessee," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.2 (June 2018): 85-101. (17 pp.) - completed 8 Jan 2019
7. Harold A. Henderson, CG. "Fannie Fern Crandall and Her Three-Timing Darling Husband," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.1 (March 2018): 35-48. (14 pp.) - completed 12 Jan 2019
8. Nathan W. Murphy, AG, FASG, "Captain Abraham Read and Emelia (Cary) (Read) Gressingham of Virginia and London: More on the Seafaring Kin of the Byrds of Westover, Virginia," The American Genealogist 89.4 (October 2017): 265-271. (7 pp.) - completed 12 Jan 2019
9. Claire Ammon, CG. "Which Amos Lockwood of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Was Gilbert's Son, and Where Did He Go?" National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.1 (March 2018): 5-17. (13 pp.) - completed 8 Feb 2019
10. F. Warren Bittner, CG. "Pity the Poor Pfuhl: The Bavarian Origin of Lorenz Full of Lake County, Indiana." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.1 (March 2018): 19-34. (16 pp.) - completed 8 Feb 2019
11. Cheryl Storton, CG. "Finding Family in Tennessee's Wild Frontier--Catharine Grissom's Kin." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.1 (March 2018): 49-60. (12 pp.) - completed 8 Feb 2019
12. Rebecca I. M. Walch. "The Westchester Petitioners of 1656." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.1 (March 2018): 61-77. (17 pp.) - completed 8 Feb 2019
13. Leslie Mahler, FASG. "The Hinton and Woodbridge Ancestry of Abigail Hinton, Wife of William Averill of Ipswich, Massachusetts." The American Genealogist 89.4 (October 2017): 283-288. (6 pp.) - completed 9 Feb 2019
14. Eben W. Graves. "William Denison of Pullin Point (Boston) and Milton, Massachusetts." The American Genealogist 89.4 (October 2017): 299-302. (4 pp.) - completed 9 Feb 2019
15. Hal Bradley. "Gleanings: Addenda to the Origin of Several Colonial Families." The American Genealogist 89.4 (October 2017): 303-312. (10 pp.) - completed 9 Feb 2019

Edited: Oct 1, 7:55pm Top

Articles 16-30:

16. Frederick C. Hart, Jr., CG, FASG. "Weed Ancestry of Pioneer American Photographer Charles Leander Weed (1824-1903)." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.2 (June 2018): 103-110. (8 pp.) - completed 9 Feb 2019
17. Ronald A. Hill, PhD, CG Emeritus, FASG. "Forest A. Fisher a.k.a. Waltz: Given Away at Birth." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.2 (June 2018): 111-121. (11 pp.) - completed 9 Feb 2019
18. Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL. "Hiram Cochran, Freedman of Abbeville County, South Carolina." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.3 (September 2018): 165-180. (16 pages) - completed 23 Mar 2019
19. J. H. Fonkert, CG "A Parental Family for Thomas Tidball of North Molton, Devon." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.3 (September 2018):181-196. (16 pages) - completed 24 Mar 2019
20. Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS. "Information in Family Papers and a First Name: Keys to a California Pioneer's Simmons Ancestry." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.3 (September 2018): 197-216. (20 pages) - completed 24 Mar 2019
21. Sharon L. Hoyt, MLIS, CG. "'Her Sixth Matrimonial Venture': The Many Marriages of Ida May Chamberlain." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 106.3 (September 2018): 217-238. (22 pages) - completed 24 Mar 2019
22. Sue Allan, Caleb Johnson, and Simon Neal, "The English Origin and Separatist Background of Mayflower Passenger Elizabeth (Barker) Winslow," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 173.689 (Winter 2019): 5-17. (13 pp.) - completed 30 Mar 2019
23. Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs, "The Will of Mayflower Passenger Elizabeth (Barker) Winslow," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 173.689 (Winter 2019): 18-25. (8 pp.) - completed 30 Mar 2019
24. Barry E. Hinman, "'Jedidah' Skidmore," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 173.689 (Winter 2019): 37-38. (2 pp.) - completed 30 Mar 2019
25. Nancy R. Stevens, "Edward Bishop (ca. 1618-1697) of Salem and Beverly, Massachusetts," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 173.689 (Winter 2019): 52-65. (14 pp.) - completed 30 Mar 2019
26. Patricia Law Hatcher, "English Origin of Leslie Bradfield of Wethersfield and Branford, Connecticut," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 173.689 (Winter 2019): 66-81. (16 pp.) - completed 31 Mar 2019
27. Clifford L. Scott, "In Search of 'Mr.' Overton: The Ancestry of Rev. Valentine Overton and His Connections to New England Immigrants Rev. Peter Bulkeley, Elizabeth (St. John) Whiting, Martha (Bulkeley) Mellowes, Olive (Welby) Farwell, Rev. Thomas James, Daniel Clark, Rev. Josias Clark, Isabel (Overton) Huit, Elizabeth (Bulkeley) (Whittingham) Hough, William Quarles, and Joanna (Quarles) Smith," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 172.687 (Summer 2018): 221-237; 172.688 (Fall 2018): 323-331; and 173.689 (Winter 2019): 82-91. (36 pp.) - completed 31 Mar 2019
28. Robert Battle, "Illegitimate Names," The American Genealogist 90.1 (January 2018): 23. (1 p.) - completed 31 Mar 2019
29. Patricia Law Hatcher, FGSP, FASG, "Enigmas #31: The Possible English Origin of Mary (Egellston) Sanderson of Watertown, Massachusetts," The American Genealogist 90.1 (January 2018): 51-53. (3 pp.) - completed 31 Mar 2019
30. Robert I. Curtis, "When Did Nathaniel Hatch Die?: Narrowing the Date Range for the Death of Nathaniel Hatch of Barnstable, Massachusetts," The American Genealogist 90.1 (January 2018): 17-22. (6 pp.) - completed 31 Mar 2019

Edited: Oct 1, 8:12pm Top

Articles 31-45:

31. Gregory J. Weinig, "A Further Clue to the English Origin of William Godfrey of Watertown, Massachusetts, and Hampton, New Hampshire, and the Name of His First Wife," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 172.688 (Fall 2018): 293-300. (8 pages)
32. Gale Ion Harris, "George Harris of Salem, Massachusetts, with Sketch of Thomas Tuck," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 172.688 (Fall 2018): 301-316. (16 pages)
33. Field Horne, "Family Record of John Bentley (1755-1830)," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 172.688 (Fall 2018): 317-322. (6 pages)
34. Austin W. Spencer, "Joseph Mason of Cummington and Plainfield, Massachusetts, and His Family," The New England Historic and Genealogical Register: The Journal of American Genealogy 172.687 (Summer 2018): 212-220; 172.688 (Fall 2018): 332-340. (18 pages)
35. GeLee Corley Hendrix, CG, FASG, "Going Beyond the Database--Interpretation, Amplification, and Development of Evidence: South Carolina's COM Index and Several James Kelleys," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 86.2 (June 1998): 116-133. (18 pages)
36. "Youth in Industry: Activities of National Youth Administration, 1935-40," Monthly Labor Review 52, no. 5 (May 1941): 1189-1198. (10 pp.) - completed May 2019
37. Gladys J. Shamp, "NYA Opportunities for Youth," Women Lawyers' Journal 17 (1941): 35-36. (2 pp.) - completed May 2019
38. Robert L. Boyd, "Self-Employment and Public Emergency Work in Urban Labor Markets During the Great Depression: The Case of Industrial Cities," Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 42, no. 1 (March 2015): 121-139. (19 pp.) - completed May 2019
39. Patrick Boyle, "Youth Work History," Youth Today (December 2013). (19 pp.) - completed May 2019
40. Marjorie R. Champine, "National Youth Administration in the High School," The School Review 46, no. 9 (November 1938): 679-684. (6 pp.) - completed May 2019
41. Aubrey L. Williams, "The Work of the National Youth Administration," Living 1, no. 4 (November 1939): 65-66. (2 pp.) - completed May 2019.
42. Kenneth J. Bindas, "A New Model Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps, The National Youth Administration, and Modernity," in Modernity and the Great Depression: The Transformation of American Society, 1930-1941 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017), 43-81. (38 pp.) - completed May 2019
43. Walter J. Daniel and Carroll L. Miller, "The Participation of the Negro in the National Youth Administration Program," The Journal of Negro Education 7, no. 3 (July 1938): 357-365. (9 pp.) - completed May 2019
44. B. Joyce Ross, "Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Youth Administration: A Case Study of Power Relationships in the Black Cabinet of Franklin D. Roosevelt," The Journal of Negro History 60, no. 1 (January 1975): 1-28. (28 pp.) - completed May 2019
45. Britt Haas, "Playing Politics and Making Policy: Institutionalizing a Vision from New York to Washington," in Fighting Authoritarianism: American Youth Activism in the 1930s (New York: Empire State Editions, 2018), 124-162. (39 pp.) - completed May 2019.

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Articles 46-60:

46. Honor Murphy, "NYA Aids Nursing Students: An Adventure in Cooperation in Kentucky," The American Journal of Nursing 41, no. 8 (August 1941): 922-923. (2 pp.) - completed May 2019
47. Sam F. Stack, "The Struggle to Survive," in The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016), 87-106. (20 pp.) - completed May 2019
48. Melissa Cornelius Lang, "'We Were Nothing But Rust': Beatrice Green Marshall's Wartime Experience," Oregon Historical Quarterly 116, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 220-233. (14 pp.) - completed May 2019.
49. Kevin P. Bower, "'A Favored Child of the State': Federal Student Aid at Ohio Colleges and Universities, 1934-1943," History of Education Quarterly 44, no. 3 (Autumn 2004): 364-387. (24 pp.) - completed May 2019.
50. Marie Lane, "The Hospital Project of the NYA," The American Journal of Nursing 42, no. 1 (January 1942): 28-30. (3 pp.) - completed May 2019
51. Louis D. Silveri, "Changing Times in the Mountains: Marie Halbert King and the National Youth Administration in North Carolina," Appalachian Heritage 8, no. 3 (Summer 1980): 51-56. (6 pp.) - completed May 2019
52. Kevin P. Bower, "Out of School, Out of Work: Youth, Community, and the National Youth Administration in Ohio, 1935-1943," Ohio Valley History 4, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 27-40. (14 pp.) - completed May 2019
53. Christie L. Bourgeois, "Stepping Over Lines: Lyndon Johnson, Black Texans, and the National Youth Administration, 1935-1937," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 91, no. 2 (October 1987): 149-172. (24 pp. - completed May 2019
54. Florence Fleming Corley, "The National Youth Administration in Georgia: A New Deal for Young Blacks and Women," The Georgia Historical Quarterly 77, no. 4 (Winter 1993): 728-756. (39 pp.) - completed May 2019
55. Michael G. Wade, "'Farm Dorm Boys': The Origins of the NYA Resident Training Program," Louisiana History 27, no. 2 (Spring 1986): 117-132. (16 pp.) - completed June 2019
56. Marjorie Barton, "Almost Forgotten: The NYA of Oklahoma, 1935-1943," Oklahoma 14, no. 2 (August 2009): 9-16. (8 pp.) - completed June 2019
57. Mollie Felts, "WPA and NYA Projects Relating to Schools in Craighead County, Arkansas," Craighead County Historical Quarterly 21, no. 4 (October 1983): 7-15. (9 pp.) - completed June 2019
58. Kathleen Pruitt, "NYA Girls," Bryan County Heritage Quarterly (February 1995): 29-30. (2 pp.) - completed June 2019
59. Dave Nelson, "Camp Roosevelt: A Case Study of the NYA in Florida," Florida Historical Quarterly 86, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 162-185. (24 pp.) - completed June 2019
60. "Reformatting Newspaper Subject Index Completed by Society Members after 5 Years," Perinton Historiogram 41, no. 7 (April 2009): 3. (1 p.) - completed June 2019

Edited: Oct 1, 8:23pm Top

Articles 61-75:

61. "Sample NYA Subject Cards," Perinton Historiogram 41, no. 7 (April 2009): 4. (1 p.) - completed June 2019
62. Lynn Marie Moore, "One Woman's Recollection of the NYA," 32, no. 3 (September 2011): 3. (1 p.) - completed June 2019
63. "Harriet Karlson's Story of the N. Y. A.," Morrison County Historical Society Newsletter 22, no. 1 (2009): 3. (1 p.) - completed June 2019
64. "Shakopee's NYA Camp History," Connections: Scott County Historical Society (Summer 2011): 6. (1 p.) - completed June 2019
65. Kenneth E. Hendrickson, "The National Youth Administration in South Dakota: Youth and the New Deal, 1935-1943," South Dakota History 9, no. 2 (Spring 1979): 131-151. (21 pp.) - completed June 2019
66. John A. Salmond, "'The N.Y.A. at the Sea-Side': A New Deal Episode," Southern California Quarterly 55, no. 2 (Summer 1973): 209-219. (11 pp.) - completed June 2019
67. Ronald M. James and Michelle McFadden, "Remnants of the National Youth Administration in Nevada," Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 34, no. 3 (Fall 1991): 415-420. (6 pp.) - completed June 2019
68. B. Darrell Jackson, PhD, CG, "A Blended English Family in Clark County, Ohio: Was Elizabeth (Blenkinsop) Pearson Inman Winchester a Bigamist?" National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 2 (June 2019): 85-99. (15 pages) - completed 20 August 2019
69. Allen R. Peterson, AG, CG, "It Was All About Money," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 2 (June 2019): 100. (1 page) - completed 24 August 2019
70. Michael Hait, CG, CGL, "Untangling Two Edward Marlows in Colonial Southern Maryland," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 2 (June 2019): 101-110. (10 pages) - completed 24 August 2019
71. Mara Fein, PhD, CG, "Was Dr. Isaac Teller of Dutchess County, New York, and New York City a Patriot of the American Revolution," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 2 (June 2019): 111-124. (14 pages) - completed 24 August 2019
72. Trish Hackett Nicola, CG, "The Two Deaths of Arthur J. Crim of New York, Iowa, Washington, California, Missouri, and Oklahoma," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 2 (June 2019): 125-136. (12 pages) - completed 17 September 2019
73. Glade Isaac Nelson, "Averilla --?--, Colonial Virginia Adventurer: Wife of Majors Thomas Curtis and Robert Bristow," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 2 (June 2019): 137-146. (10 pages) - completed 17 September 2019.
74. Melinda Daffin Henningfield, CG, "A Family for Mary (Jones) Hobbs Clark of Carroll County, Arkansas," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 1 (March 2019): 5-30. (26 pages) - completed 17 September 2019
75. Pam Stone Eagleson, CG, "The German Parents and Birthplace of Adam Cosner of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Wayne County, Ohio," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 1 (March 2019): 31-42. (12 pages) - completed 21 September 2019

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Articles 76-77:

76. Worth Shipley Anderson, JD, "Recovering the Identity of Barsheba (Morris) Johnson of North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 1 (March 2019): 43-54. (12 pages) - completed 21 September 2019
77. Ronald A. Hill, PhD, CG Emeritus, FASG, "1861 Plat Maps and the 1860 Federal Census of Hanover Township, Ashland County, Ohio: A Comparison," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107, no. 1 (March 2019): 55-80. (26 pages) - completed 21 September 2019

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Well, today was National Homemade Cookie Day! I invited my Facebook friends to bring a batch by the library, but they didn't, so I had to come home and make my own.

I made enough that I'll be able to share with our Awesomely Awful Book Club tomorrow. We're discussing Gothic short stories. Since I forgot to bring home my e-reader (which I left lying on my desk at work), I guess I'll be reading the two stories during lunch tomorrow since the group meets at 2:30. I'm sure the cookies will earn enough Brownie points that it won't really matter if I get around to reading them or not. (I will though.)

One of our librarians received a fairly good sized box in the mail today. She was puzzled about what it could be, but it was hand-addressed to her. When she opened it, it was two volumes of Kazakh literature--one of prose and one of poetry. Both were commissioned by the Kazakh government to be published in English and were published by Cambridge University Press. She isn't sure how they got her name, but we added them to the library's collection. I actually cataloged both volumes this afternoon. I didn't try to add contents for the poetry volume because it would take entirely too long. I did, however, add the stories in the prose collection. I never did find one of the diacritics used in the language in the tools in our software, but I was able to copy and paste the symbol from the Internet and all occurrences seemed to hold.

Oct 1, 7:55pm Top

Happy new thread!

Oct 1, 7:59pm Top

>26 thornton37814: Thanks very much! I think I saved one more than I needed, but I'll find something with which to fill it.

Oct 1, 8:07pm Top

Happy new thread, Lori!

Oct 1, 8:26pm Top

>28 thornton37814: Thanks, Harry!

Oct 1, 9:03pm Top

Happy new thread!

Oct 1, 9:40pm Top

Happy new thread, Lori! Your topper is adorable!!

Oct 1, 9:57pm Top

>31 figsfromthistle: Thanks

>32 Carmenere: They wanted to play!

Oct 1, 11:03pm Top

Happy new thread, Lori.

Oct 2, 6:52am Top

>26 thornton37814: how interesting. Really. Do you frequently get books like that, unsolicited?

Oct 2, 8:25am Top

Happy New Thread, Lori!

What a lot of good reading! I enjoyed your band name categories. Nice to see Mr. B and Sherlock having a good time up there.

Oct 2, 8:38am Top

Happy new thread!

Oct 2, 9:16am Top

>34 PaulCranswick: Thanks!

>35 fuzzi: Not frequently. However, if they are sent, they typically are addressed to the library itself or perhaps to the library dean. It was just strange the way it was sent to her.

>36 jnwelch: They really had a good time playing Yahtzee. Later on they wanted to make Solitaire a foursome.

>37 foggidawn: Thanks!

Oct 2, 3:55pm Top

Hi Lori my dear, happy new thread.

Oct 2, 7:49pm Top

>26 thornton37814: I had not a single inkling that there *was* Kazakh literature. That's just so cool!

Oh, and happy new thread.

Oct 2, 9:23pm Top

>39 johnsimpson: Thanks, John.

>40 richardderus: I want to check out the book of poetry at some point. I guess the government commissioned it so we'd all discover it.

Oct 3, 12:46pm Top

Happy new thread!

Oct 3, 5:38pm Top

>42 drneutron: Thanks, Jim!

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Book 164. Along the Tapajós by Fernando Vilela; translated by Daniel Hahn

Date Completed: 3 October 2019

Category: New Kids on the Block

Rating: 3.5 stars

Review: I enjoyed this story about persons living along the Tapajós River system who must move when the rainy season arrives each winter. In this story, they forget their pet turtle, and the children sneak out one night to retrieve the turtle from the now flooded village. They encounter an anaconda. The illustrations were okay but not outstanding.

Oct 4, 3:39pm Top

Belated happy new thread, Lori!

>1 thornton37814: Cats playing Yahtzee, doesn't even look that odd ;-)

Oct 4, 4:41pm Top

>45 FAMeulstee: They did seem to enjoy it. Of course, I had to snatch the dice before they ate them. I guess I took all the fun out of it.

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Book 165. Iced Inn by Karen MacInerney

Date Completed: 4 October 2019

Category: The Who

Rating: 3 stars

Review: With Adam and Gwen's marriage just a couple days away, their parents, newly arrived on Cranberry Island, cannot get along. Both mothers think the other's child not good enough for their own. Meanwhile someone steals the gifts intended for charity from donors as well as from the church. John, the island's deputy, must investigate while Natalie tries to manage both situations as best she can. The mystery is not very satisfying, but I do like the setting and characters. One budding romance may continue in future series installments.

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Book 166. Pumpkin Pied by Karen MacInerney

Date Completed: 4 October 2019

Category: The Who

Rating: 3 stars

Review: It's Harvest Festival time on Cranberry Island, and it looks as if it may be the last. The property's heirs intend to sell to a family who plans to build a big house on it. Unless someone can find a way to purchase it or get a historic or archaeological designation, it will not be available to continue the island's tradition. Someone sabotaged one man's pumpkin that would have won the town's prize. A pig's heart and blood decorate the corn maze's entrance. Mysterious lights appear on the property at night. Then the corn maze catches fire after some popping noises are heard. Who is sabotaging the festival? What's the purpose? Are they trying to scare off the new buyers or the festival itself? Natalie investigates. Will the property sale transpire as planned? A lot is going on in this short story, but the mystery is on the light side.

Oct 5, 9:44am Top

Just a quick note about the order of my Gray Whale Inn series reads. I saw Iced Inn on my Kindle to be read and decided to read it. When I went to add (since I'd failed to do so when I downloaded it) and review it, I noticed it had not been added to the series, so I did that. I spotted a Kindle short with a Halloween setting on the series page and decided I needed to read it so I purchased Pumpkin Pied and read it. I need to go back and read several full installments in the series.

Oct 5, 10:44am Top

Happy new thread, Lori. Love the new topper. They look like they are trying to figure out how to score the game.

Oct 5, 11:31am Top

>50 Familyhistorian: I think Mr. B was thinking about how he could put eat the dice!

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Book 167. What's That Word?: Vocabulary Quizzes by Douglas Grey

Date Completed: 5 October 2019

Category: The Eagles

Rating: 1 star

Review: These are not vocabulary quizzes unless you count each "puzzle" as a separate quiz--which makes 401 for the entire book. Instead this is one singular long vocabulary quiz. The author should have broken this into separate quizzes with 20 to 25 definitions where one guesses the word. Some terms are easier than others--and some really could have more than one correct answer, although the author only records one. Not recommended. I won a Kindle copy through a GoodReads giveaway. No review was required although one was encouraged.

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Book 168. Death Takes Passage by Sue Henry

Date Completed: 6 October 2019

Category: The Police

Rating: 4 stars

Review: Trooper Alex Jensen and dog musher Jessie Arnold set sail aboard the Spirit of '98 through the Inland Passage. The cruise commemorates the gold rush by taking a ton of gold to Seattle. When gold rush descendants discover thefts of sentimental items from their staterooms, the Captain enlists Alex's help to find the person responsible. Then a woman is missing and presumed dead, but another woman's body is recovered. Alex realizes something more sinister is afoot, and he doesn't know the number of conspirators involved or whom he should trust. Jessie's observations along with those of a teen she's mentoring in photography assist Alex tremendously. I enjoyed this installment. The characters were well-developed and interesting. I'd love to see some of them in future installments. I listened to the audio version read by Mary Peiffer who did a good job capturing various voices. I want to cruise the Inside Passage now!

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Book 169. Are Women Human? by Dorothy L. Sayers

Date Completed: 7 October 2019

Category: The Temptations

Rating: 4 stars

Review: Mary McDermott Shideler introduces us to two essays author Dorothy L. Sayers wrote about women and also provides a few remarks she made in an introduction to another book she wrote. Sayers did not consider herself a feminist although she did believe women should be able to choose a vocation suited to them. She believed aggressive feminism more harmful than helpful. This quick and interesting read shows Sayers' familiarity with philosophy and showcases her Christian faith.

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Book 170. The Inn at Hidden Run by Olivia Newport

Date Completed: 7 October 2019

Category: Beach Boys

Rating: 3.5 stars

Review: Meri shows up in Canyon Mines, Colorado. It is clear to the inn's owner the girl is running from something, but she hires her to replace a longtime employee who recently left. She introduces her to her friend Jillian, a genealogist, and Jillian's attorney father, Nolan. Although some snooping took place to discover Meri's family pressured her into following the family tradition into medicine. She was a great student, but she flunked out of medical school. That was not her dream. It was that of her parents. Jillian begins exploring Meri's family history to find why the family felt so tied to the medical profession. When Meri's family shows up on the doorstep to force her to return to Tennessee with them, tempers flare. Will Jillian and Nolan be able to get Meri's family to hear her out? Will the family story Jillian uncovered help bridge the gap?

This novel alternated between the present-day in Colorado and 1878 Memphis during the yellow fever outbreak. With family in the area, I've read quite a bit about the yellow fever epidemic in that city, and the author seems to have hit upon the right theme to use in her story. I don't think the alternating times worked as smoothly as in some books. I loved the historical part. I liked the characters in the modern part although Meri's family frustrated me. Some of the things Jillian uncovered could not realistically have been done in the time frame, even if it was realistic a genealogist in a distant city would get up and retrieve records in the middle of the night. Still it was an interesting read, and I'll probably read the next in the series. I received an electronic copy through a GoodReads giveaway. Although reviews are encouraged, they are not required.

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Book 171. Cemetery Road by Greg Iles

Date Completed: 8 October 2019

Category: Beach Boys

Rating: 2 stars

Review: Although this book was set in my home state of Mississippi, I did not enjoy it or the characters. The lead character who is a newspaperman who sees a body and knows it must have come from not that far away. He uses his drone to spy on the "bad ole boys." However, he's not any better than they are. All the characters are despicable, and I really don't care one iota about what happens to them. The author uses far too much foul language for my taste, and I will not read more works by him. My mom would tell him to wash his mouth out with soap. I received this through a GoodReads giveaway with no obligation to review it although the publisher appreciates them.

Oct 8, 10:17pm Top

Hi, Lori! I am so impressed with your reading totals!

Oct 9, 1:14pm Top

>57 tymfos: I'm way behind last year, but that doesn't bother me. I knew I wouldn't be able to repeat last year, and my goals included getting through some of the journal articles. I haven't made the dent there I wanted to make, but I've made progress.

Oct 10, 2:46am Top

Belated happy new thread wishes!! Dang girl, look at all those books and articles you have read. Impressive.

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>59 Berly: Thanks, Kim.

ETA: I need to insert a book I missed adding to the feed.

Book 172. Death Has Deep Roots by Michael Stanley

Date Completed: 10 October 2019

Category: The Police

Rating: 3 stars

Review: Victoria Lamartine faces a charge of murder. Her alleged lover Major Thoseby's murder made her the most logical suspect. Attorney Nap Rumbold becomes a late replacement for the defense. Can he save his client from the gallows? Much of the book consists of hearings at the Old Bailey. Some shows Rumbold's activities in trying to clear his client. Lamartine participated in the French Resistance during World War II, and the mystery takes us back to that time to absolve her. Although I enjoyed Perry Mason mysteries during my junior high years, my love of the courtroom mystery did not continue into adulthood. I requested it based on the World War II connection and because of its British Library Crime Classics series designation. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would after discovering it was a courtroom setting. I consider it an average mystery. I received an advance electronic copy through NetGalley with the expectation of an honest review.

Oct 11, 1:04am Top

>58 thornton37814: It must feel good to have made the progress that you have on the journal articles, Lori. They really add up in a hurry, don't they?

Oct 11, 9:28am Top

>61 Familyhistorian: They do. I'm going backwards with the NGSQ articles and staying current now so that works. I know I read some of the NGSQ articles when they came out, but I really don't remember which ones unless I marked them up before. I'm just adding a date read to each article now. That will keep me on track.

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Book 173. The Dead Can Wait by Robert Ryan

Date Completed: 12 October 2019

Category: The Who

Rating: 3 stars

Review: Set during World War I, Major John Watson must investigate the deaths of men involved in testing weaponry in a secret location. Sherlock Holmes is detained on a remote island, and Watson hopes he can free his friend while reluctantly resolving the problem as a means to gaining access to Holmes. Spy novels are not "my thing," and this one features too much espionage for me. I felt the author inserted filler material which served little purpose to lengthen the novel.

Oct 12, 3:05pm Top

>62 thornton37814: Good luck keeping that up, Lori! I always start with good intentions of keeping up but then RL happens.

Oct 12, 4:01pm Top

>64 Familyhistorian: I know. Still I should be able to manage an issue in the 3 months it takes for a new issue to arrive!

Oct 12, 4:46pm Top

Hi Lori. I love the picture of Mr. B and Sherlock playing national park Yahtzee. I'm familiar with Yahtzee but not the National Park variation.

>53 thornton37814: I had not thought of the Sue Henry series in a while. I enjoyed that one, partly because of the part of the world in which it is set.

Oct 12, 5:39pm Top

>66 EBT1002: I saw the game at the the park store at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and added it to my Christmas wish list last year. Someone picked that for my gift! It's fun. I've only read a few of the Sue Henry series, but I've enjoyed the ones I've read. I am not reading them in any particular order, but that one was the perfect one for me at the moment.

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174. Oddfellow's Orphanage by Emily Winfield Martin

Date Completed: 12 October 2019

Category: New Kids on the Block

Rating: 3 stars

Review: A series of sketches telling how the various children and adults associated with Oddfellow's Orphanage came to reside there. The pencil illustrations are stronger than the text, but young readers will find them delightful. What child wouldn't love to be in a black bear drawn carriage? I would suggesting reading one sketch per night as a bedtime story for children or one sketch per day as a read-aloud to younger grades. Thanks to Linda for passing her copy along to me.

Oct 12, 7:49pm Top

>63 thornton37814: Oh dear. Sounds like a misfire in the making for me as well. Too bad, isn't it, when an updated beloved character isn't improved by the update.

>68 thornton37814: How completely adorable the cover is! The rest of the art must be a lot like it, so that bodes well.

Oct 12, 9:48pm Top

>69 richardderus: I sometimes think they ought to leave well-known characters from other author's series alone. I really prefer the original Holmes stories. On the orphanage book, the pencil drawings were wonderful.

Oct 13, 7:53am Top

Hi Lori, and a very belated happy new thread.

>54 thornton37814: Another book that might interest you is The Gospel in Dorothy L. Sayers: Selections from Her Novels, Plays, Letters, and Essays edited by Carole Vanderhoof. I’ve been reading it in conjunction with my year-long personal challenge to read all of Sayers’ fiction. It’s very well done.

Oct 13, 7:24pm Top

>71 karenmarie: I'm familiar with the book and have read some of it, but not all. I think I began reading it, but a student in the undergraduate division of the seminary where I previously worked needed it for a term paper so I gave it up. I might try to get back to it at some point.

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Book 175. Uniform Justice by Donna Leon

Date Completed: 14 October 2019

Category: Foreigner

Rating: 3 stars

Review: Brunetti's team investigates the apparent suicide of a teen at a military academy. Brunetti and Pucetti agree someone made it look like suicide. Their suspicions seem founded in light of the many things happening to the cadet's family over the last couple of years. The boy's father quickly resigned his legislative seat and separated from his wife following an "accident" in which his wife was shot. He investigated and presumably wrote a report divulging irregularities in military procurements. Italian corruption is a frequent theme in Leon's work, and this novel provides plenty to continue that theme. The title seems ironic in that justice is not served. I enjoyed the development of Pucetti's character in this installment. He proves himself a capable young officer. Audiobook listeners will rejoice the Colacci returned to providing the narration after the last installment's mispronunciations by an inferior reader.

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Book 176. The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart

Date Completed: 14 October 2019

Category: Journey

Rating: 3 stars

Review: This book did not match my expectations. I expected the entire book to be a travelogue, but it also told of the author's relationship to his father and of his father's final years. I enjoyed the travelogue portions which told about the places visited and included interesting historical facts, family history information, and literature relating to the place, as well as a brief description. However, the book overall seemed a bit disjointed. I discovered Stewart resigned his Parliamentary seat within the last week or so, so I suppose it's fitting that I read it now.

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I've inserted a book up at position Book 172 (message 59) that I somehow missed adding to my feed.

I'm off to investigate another discrepancy in my totals between Goodreads and here which could result in another addition.

ETA: It will end up being book 154 (message 166) on the previous thread when I get it inserted and the others renumbered on that thread.

Oct 14, 7:04pm Top

>75 thornton37814: My count is 10 fewer here than on Goodreads because there aren't many listings for stories in this database and I can't be bothered to create them.

Oct 14, 8:44pm Top

>76 richardderus: Well I always know my GoodReads count includes the abandoned reads, but I knew I was off two. At least I found them. I'd actually reviewed them on LT, but just failed to add them to the feed. I must have been busy those days and just forgot to go back and add them when I got back online.

Oct 14, 8:48pm Top

Book 177. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry; illustrated by Wesley Dennis

Date Completed: 14 October 2019

Rating: 4 stars

Review: Paul and Maureen Beebe who live with their grandparents on Chincoteague Island dream of owning the Phantom, a horse no one caught for the past two years in the annual roundup on Assateague Island. They save to purchase the Phantom from the fire chief. Paul catches Phantom and her new foal he calls Misty. When they get to the sale, they find a "sold" sign on Misty, and the fire chief informs them Phantom was also sold. Through a stroke of luck, they are able to purchase them anyway. I'll leave out the rest of the plot to prevent spoilers. This childhood favorite will still charm young readers who love horse stories. It would make a good classroom read-aloud as some Outer Banks dialect is included.

Oct 14, 9:38pm Top

Book 178. A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

Date Completed: 14 October 2019

Category: Air Supply

Rating: 2 stars

Review: When I was a child, I enjoyed Lear, but I read only a poem or two at a time. This book was "way too much of a good thing." If I ever read another "There was an old man from" or "There was an old person from" poem again, it will be too soon. He had several alphabets. Many used the same thing for the letters. For example, all used "Xerxes" for the letter "X." Why not a xylophone? In addition to poems and alphabets, Lear included some nonsensical biological drawings and a couple short stories. "The Owl and the Pussycat" is probably Lear's best-known work, and there's a reason for that. It's his best. Lear is best consumed in small doses, and this volume gives one entirely too much nonsense.

Oct 16, 9:30pm Top

Book 179. Baking Basics and Beyond by Pat Sinclair

Date Completed: 15 October 2019

Category: Bread

Rating: 3 stars

Review: This book will prove most helpful for persons new to baking. Experienced cooks will likely possess recipes for most items which are as good or better than those in this volume. I picked up this book several years ago when offered free or cheap for Kindle and am just getting around to looking through it. I found one or two recipes of interest, but I already create many of the baked goods with recipes I won't abandon. Many new cooks prefer heavily illustrated volumes, and this one does not include step by step photos or even photos of all selections.

Oct 16, 10:07pm Top

#177 A favorite of my kidhood as well! I'm glad it aged well.

#178 All nonsense has a short shelf-life, I believe.

#179 No. Photos. In a basics book. That's ridiculous. Bakewise and Cookwise are the two I gift to newlyweds who aren't experienced in the kitchen.

Oct 17, 10:03am Top

>81 richardderus: It's fun to re-read old favorites. I was delighted to see Misty was available when I was looking for a book from my Overdrive wish list to download. The cookbook included a few photos, but not enough for a "basics" book.

Oct 17, 1:31pm Top

Book 180. Graze: Healthy Graze Craze Recipes to Kickstart Your Metabolism by Paul Dowling

Date Completed: 17 October 2019

Category: Bread

Rating: 2 stars

Review: Grazing involves eating 6 small meals per day rather than 3 larger ones. Cookbook uses the same ingredients over and over. I'd be completely bored with food if I ate only from recipes in this recipe for a couple weeks. The author uses oatmeal, granolas, quinoa, etc. in abundance. Many recipes are influenced by Hispanic cultures. Recommended for persons seeking this type diet or cookbook, but it's not one for me. I love my Southern foods too much! I received an advance review copy through NetGalley with the expectation of an honest review.

Oct 17, 1:58pm Top

No fried foods = no creedence in my clearwaters.

Oct 17, 5:15pm Top

>84 richardderus: Entirely too healthful for a Southerner. LOL It was too much of the same thing. There were no other reviews on it at all at LT, but when I went to GoodReads to add it, I saw it only had a 2.81 rating there, so I think others shared my assessment.

Oct 17, 9:43pm Top

Book 181. Christian Education: A Guide to the Foundations of Ministry edited by Freddy Cardoza

Date Completed: 17 October 2019

Category: The Temptations

Rating: 3.5 stars

Review: Christian education has changed quite a bit over the years, but it has also remained the same. The discipline itself has expanded to include many new ministries, and many of us witnessed the development of these ministries. Designed to serve as an introductory textbook for Christian education courses in Christian universities, this book demonstrates the hybrid nature of Christian education today. It draws from philosophy, psychology, business, religion, sociology, and other disciplines to emphasize the importance of ministering to all persons. With chapters by leading Evangelical Christian educators, the book emphasizes personal evangelism in spreading the Gospel and encourages training all believers to share their faith. Some writers developed their topic better than others who seemed to give only superficial treatment to the topic. With more topics to cover than textbooks of forty years ago, the editor's challenge in creating a volume suitable for a foundation course is understandable, but the coverage given some topics which used to garner more attention in courses of this nature is disappointing. This book should serve well as an introductory text for years to come when supplemented by additional content addressing weaker portions of the text. I received this advance review copy through NetGalley with the expectation of an honest review. Although I worked as a seminary librarian when some of the chapter authors attended my institution, I did not allow my friendship with the authors to influence my review.

Oct 18, 7:23pm Top

Book 182. The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We Are Still Talking About Today by Kimberly Potts

Date Completed: 18 October 2019

Category: The Eagles

Rating: 3.5 stars

Review: Author Kimberly Potts provides insight into one of television's most beloved programs of all time. The Brady Bunch never garnered top ratings during its five seasons, but it remains popular 50 years after the first show aired in syndication. Several other programs featuring the Brady Bunch cast appeared throughout the years, sometimes with a "fake Jan" or "fake Marcia." We learn about the show's casting, about Robert Reed's hatred for the program, and more in the pages. Comparisons to other shows of the time and influence upon shows that appeared later are covered. The show's fans will want to own or read a copy of this book. The book provided a trip down memory lane as the author mentioned things I read on the pages of popular teen magazines of the 70s such as Tiger Beat. The book covers the recent HGTV renovation of the home used for exterior house shots. I received an electronic advance review copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The publisher classified this book under "Art & Photography" at NetGalley so I expected a little text with a lot of photos. Instead I got a lot of text and no photos. In spite of the disappointment, I still enjoyed the book.

Oct 18, 7:52pm Top

>87 thornton37814: Wow! The damned thing is STILL going strong! And Robert Reed, Leonard Nimoy, et alii, should take their stacks of money home and cry on them.

Oct 19, 7:10am Top

>88 richardderus: Or their heirs.

Oct 19, 7:10am Top

Book 183. Early Alabama: An Illustrated Guide to the Formative Years, 1798-1826 by Mike Bunn

Date Completed: 18 October 2019

Category: America

Rating: 3 stars

Review: The author uses photos, paintings, and maps, mostly color, to illustrate his brief history covering the history of Alabama from the separation of the Mississippi Territory from Georgia until its capital moved to Tuscaloosa in 1826. It spent 1798 to 1816 as part of the Mississippi Territory. I felt some points received better treatment than others. For example, settlement of rural areas received brief mention while coverage of large centers often received more attention tied to an historical figure, such as John Hunt's settlement of Huntsville. The work's bibliography provides readers opportunities to locate works which may provide better treatment in their area of interest in the state's history. The author closes with a historical sites tour which included several sites in Mississippi as well as those in Alabama. The book's illustrations make it interesting, but those seeking a more comprehensive approach to the topic will want to look elsewhere.

Oct 19, 2:13pm Top

I drove the loop at Pine Mountain State Park near Pineville, Kentucky today. While the colors are not as vivid as some years, they still were superior to colors I've seen this year because of the drought conditions.

Oct 19, 2:31pm Top

>91 thornton37814: Some top-notch leaf-peeping! Love the autumn colors.

Oct 19, 7:03pm Top

>92 richardderus: I had to go somewhere to find color. At home, they are just turning brown and dropping.

Oct 19, 7:05pm Top

In spite of the name, I didn't see any.

Oct 19, 7:08pm Top

Oct 19, 7:13pm Top

>95 richardderus: I can hear Arnold Ziffel now. Definitely a bit of false advertising! HEHE

Oct 19, 7:29pm Top

Small book (and map) haul from Cumberland Gap National Park:

Yesterday, 12:18am Top

>91 thornton37814: Pretty pictures, Lori, and interesting book haul in the previous post. Not many trees where I am now and the weather is odd, very warm at the beginning of the week but they are calling for snow tomorrow. It was nice to see the sun, though, as it looks like I am going back to rain.

Yesterday, 12:46pm Top

>98 Familyhistorian: Yes. Most of the books have a lot of maps or other information on settlement and the roads in the area.

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Book 184. To Dwell in Darkness by Deborah Crombie

Date Completed: 20 October 2019

Category: The Police

Rating: 3.5 stars

Review: While going to St. Pancras train station to watch Andy's group perform, Melody witnesses a protester engulfed in flames by a smoke bomb that somehow contained a harmful poison. Her police instincts kick in, and she rushes toward the victim and begins to clear the station. Andy's manager Tam was injured by the flames. Melody was aided by a mysterious man who suddenly disappeared. She felt sure he was a policeman. Duncan, recently reassigned to the station nearest St. Pancras, comes to the scene with his new team to investigate. Until widespread terrorist activities are ruled out, MI5 is involved the investigation. The deceased's identity must be determined. At first, they suspect group member Ryan who was supposed to detonate the bomb is the deceased man, but when Paul Cole a younger member is reported missing, the investigation shifts focus. Gemma and Melody have their own investigation into a man employed by an electronics store they feel certain killed a teenage girl. Will they be able to find enough evidence for a conviction? I identified the person responsible early in the investigation. Things are not "neatly wrapped up" in this installment. Some threads will be continued in the next installment, but others we may never know the outcome. I feel Crombie is borrowing elements from Louise Penny's novels in "demoting" and "transferring" her characters. This is not enjoyable. I listened to the audio version and enjoyed this.

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>91 thornton37814: How lovely! Thanks for posting those, Lori.

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>97 thornton37814: I used to get razzed hard for buying those books...the Georgia Agrirama one on non-food agriculturals caused my traveling companion *hours* of side-splitting mirth...but I am unrepentantly interested in such minutiae.

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