June 7, 2009 archive

Mystery Read-A-Thon: 10.5 Hours In

It is 8:30 PM here on the West Coast and I am closing in on the finish line for this event – 1.5 hours to go to hit my goal of 12 hours of participation. Here are my stats thus far: TOTAL time spent reading: 7.5 hours TOTAL number of pages read: 348 TOTAL time …

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Mystery Read-A-Thon: 6 Hours In

I am happy to say I finished reading The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher and have written my review of this book. What a great read! I can highly recommend this to readers who are interested in crime and mysteries, as well as those who want to learn more about the Victorian age in England. My …

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher – Book Review

The horror of this case was that the corruption lay inside the ‘domestic sanctum’, that the bolts, locks and fastenings of the house were hopelessly redundant. ‘The secret lies with someone who was within…the household collectively must be responsible for this mysterious and dreadful event. Not one of them ought to be at large till …

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Mystery Read-A-Thon: 2.5 Hours In

I have been reading for 2.5 hours now and my total page count is 102. My reading has been solely that of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. I am finding this book not only interesting and compelling, but an easy read. Summerscale has written a true life mystery with incredible skill. One of the things …

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Mystery Read-A-Thon: Thus is Begins

It is 7:30AM and I am just about ready to start my 12 hours of reading for this event. I had hoped to start an hour and a half earlier, but puppies (as with children) don’t always cooperate. Raven was up much of the night due to sore teeth – she is teething and is …

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Sunday Salon – June 7, 2009

June 7, 2009 What a difference a week makes. We have gone from triple digit weather, to rainy and cold days almost over night. We’ve had buckets of rain, thunder and lightening, and temperatures dipping into the low 60s over the last few days. I’m not complaining – this kind of weather is perfect for …

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