Reading progress update: I’ve read 75%.

The Waiting Sands - Susan Howatch

Well, that was unexpected.  (Not.)
 
 
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Two of the main characters have just died
 
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… and all I can think is, cool, we finally should be able to wrap things up now.
 
Seriously, this book has not aged well.

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Reading progress update: I’ve read 33%.

The Waiting Sands - Susan Howatch

Not the edition I’m reading, but by far the most atmospheric cover of all the editions on BL.

 

I don’t like either of the men — if I’m not supposed to, job well done, Ms. Howatch.  If I am supposed to like one or all of them (or even find them intriguing) … I guess it’s a good thing we’ve moved on since the 1970s.  That said, as a teenager I’d probably have fallen for Daniel.

 

Kyle of Lochalsh. 
Got some photos of my own, too — will have to look for them later.

And I’m pretty sure Roshven is inspired by Eilean Donan Castle … which, after all, also figures in everything from James Bond to the Highlander movie (and which in reality isn’t half as ancient as it is conveniently made to look).

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BD gifts: My mom gave me a ticket for Bonn Opera’s production of Händel’s Xerxes — a simply riveting, tongue in cheek production setting the story in a dictatorial fairy tale puppet theatre (yes, there is such a thing) — and my BFF raided my Ammy wishlist … as well as adding a few things along the lines of “all things kitties.”  I’m feeling very much spoiled!

 

 

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This happened today.

Trial and Error (Arcturus Crime Classics) - Anthony Berkeley Murder Among Friends - Elizabeth Ferrars Anatomy of a Scandal: The Sunday Times bestseller everyone is talking about - Sarah Vaughan Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry Macbeth - Jo Nesbø A Legacy of Spies - John le Carré

// TA decides to pack light because, after all, she’s only leaving for a 2-day business trip.  Then agonizes a half hour over which one of several 100 books on physical TBR to take on the trip. //

 

// Leaving home, finds book in mailbox that was delivered yesterday but which for reasons unknown she didn’t immediately retrieve.  Pulls book out of envelope, discards envelope, and stuffs book into travel case. //

 

TA gets to airport:  “Oh, look, there’s the book store I knew all the time would be there!”

 

// Buys four more books just because. //

 

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Reading progress update: I’ve read 69 out of 256 pages.

Trial and Error (Arcturus Crime Classics) - Anthony Berkeley


 

Hmm.  The opening pages read unexpectedly timely.  Right now we seem to be sliding into typical Anthony Berkeley mode, which isn’t necessarily a good sign.  But the premise and the introduction still hold the promise of more good things to come.

 

Reading this for the “Justice Game” square of the (inofficial) Detection Club Bingo.

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Halloween Bingo 2018 Update Post — Bingo No. 3

 

The Books:


Country House Mystery: Georgette Heyer: Penhallow (Ulli Birvé audio)

Cryptozoologist: Patricia A. McKillip: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (Dina Pearlman audio)

Romantic Suspense: Susanna Kearsley: A Desperate Fortune (Katherine Kellgren audio)

Terrifying Women: Mary Roberts Rinehart: Locked Doors (Anne Hancock audio)

Terror in a Small Town: Joy Ellis: Their Lost Daughters (Richard Armitage audio)

 

 

A Grimm Tale: Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber (Emilia Fox / Richard Armitage audio)

Genre: Horror: Michael McDowell: Gilded Needles (R.C. Bray audio)

Gothic: Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca (3 audio versions, narrated by Anna Massey, Emma Fielding, and Emilia Fox)

Murder Most Foul: Anthony Berkeley: The Wychford Poisoning Case (Mike Grady audio)

Doomsday: Jennifer Wright: Get Well Soon

 

 

13: The Detection Club: Verdict of 13 (anthology)

Supernatural: Neil Gaiman: Norse Mythology (audio version, narrated by the author)

Free Space: Mavis Doriel Hay: Murder Underground (Patience Tomlinson audio)

Amateur Sleuth: Fredric Brown: The Fabulous Clipjoint

Southern Gothic: Sharyn McCrumb: The Ballad of Frankie Silver (audio version, narrated by the author)

 

 

Ghost Stories: Charles Dickens: The Ghost Stories, Vol. 1 (Phil Reynolds audio)

Cozy Mystery: Alan Bradley: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Emilia Fox audio)

New Release: Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling): Lethal White (Robert Glenister audio)

Diverse Voices: Walter Mosley: White Butterfly (Michael Boatman audio)

Creepy Carnivals: Angela Carter: Nights at the Circus (Adjoa Andoh audio)

 

 

Fear the Drowning Deep: Daphne du Maurier: Frenchman’s Creek (John Nettles audio)

Classic Horror: Edith Wharton: Ghosts: Edith Wharton’s Gothic Tales (audio version, various narrators)

Darkest London: Andrew Taylor: The American Boy (Alex Jennings audio)

Genre: Suspense: M.P. Shiel: Prince Zaleski and Cummings King Monk

Relics and Curiosities: Terry Pratchett: The Colour of Magic (Nigel Planer audio)

 

 

My Square Markers and “Virgin” Bingo Card:

“Virgin” card posted for ease of tracking and comparison.

 


 


Read but not called

 


Called but not read

 


Read and Called

 

 

          

 

Wild Card Author: Neil Gaiman

 

Spreadsheet:

 

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