Friday Reads #26

Friday Reads #26

Coming at you late because yesterday was Thanksgiving and there was turkey. Finished: The Vanishing Stair—Maureen Johnson 5* (Nov 23) Book 2 in the series picks up shortly after the first left off with a bombshell of a reveal. It’s dealt with, and we move back...
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Friday Reads #25

Finished: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer—Michelle McNamara—4.5* (Nov 20) I listened to this audiobook in about a week and really enjoyed it. The narrator (Gabra Zackman) was very engaging. This book has...
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Friday Reads #24

Finished: Medallion Status—John Hodgman—4.75* (Nov 6) I love John Hodgman’s podcast, so listening to the audiobook of his latest book was a treat. He’s consistently warm, funny, and insightful. Add in a focus on airline miles and corgis? Perfection. Hotel...
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Friday Reads #23

(Oops – this was supposed to post Friday, Nov. 1) Next week, look for October’s wrap-up and my report on Poe-tober. Finished: 25 Icelandic Ghost Stories—Jón R. Hjálmarsson—2* (Oct 31) I bought this book on a trip to Iceland. The people there are really...
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Friday Reads #22

Finished: Frankenstein—Mary Shelley—2* (Oct 23) The story of Frankenstein has become a common cultural reference, but I’d never read the source material. Still, I had high hopes for creepiness. Instead, the scariest part of the book was how it took so long to...
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Friday Reads #21

Finished: A Perilous Undertaking(Veronica Speedwell #2) — Deanna Raybourn — 3.75* (Oct 9) I loved the first book in this series so much that the second installment was destined to fall short of my expectations. The story was still very enjoyable and the main...