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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Here's is where I am in the world of books--

Finished the quick mystery Winter Child by Margaret Maron and enjoyed it. Finished The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl and did not enjoy it (long, slow as in "The covers of this book are too far apart." Ambrose Bierce ). Will review them later.

Still Working On: The Physics of the Buffyverse and Written in Bones: How Human Remains Unlock the Secrets of the Dead, but took a fiction break.

Waiting in the Wings: Girl in a Box by Sujata Massey, Song of the Crow by Layne Maheu, and 4-5 others that I have in my possession (both from my stacks or the library's)

ON Their Way: I gave in and placed another order to Amazon.


  1. "The covers of this book are too far apart."

    lol,love it! It's a good thing I haven't had too many opportunities to use the quote!

    Would love to read your thoughts on "Written in Bones", sounds like such an interesting book.

  2. I tried reading The Poe Shadow last fallish and wound up tossing it aside, unfinished. I couldn't even summon the energy to read very far into it.

    The painting shown on this post is gorgeous. Who's it by?

  3. But you didn't say what it was that you had ordered from that evil, evil amazon (as Heather calls it.)

  4. Lotus - Written in Bones is excellent. One interesting aspect is how skeletal remains and other material deliberately or inadvertently placed in the gravesite can give information about diet, local plant material, nutrition, general health, etc., and then gives examples like case studies in sociology. You are drawn simultaneously into the time period of the remains and that of the scientists examining them.

    Lisa-- I read The Poe Shadow resentfully. It never improved. I should have given the name and artist: Blue Girl Reading by Auguste Macke.

    Heather-- You betcha! I'd much rather blame them than admit a failure of will on my part!

    Jill-- I'll do a post with the titles tomorrow. :)

  5. I love that picture! And, what a great quote, "the covers are too far apart". Ha. I tried to read The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl and couldn't get into it at all. I am guessing my luck with this book would be the same.

  6. iliana - I didn't like The Dante Club either. Looks like I'd learn; I just have a weakness for novels about books or authors. :( At least this one didn't have the gory murders The Dante Club had...

  7. I've heard The Dante Club was a disappointing read so it's one that I removed from my wishlist.

    And I love this painting, too!