5 Mysteries, good better best, that I read while my big fat book was mislaid. Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yay, Meg the Lady Blacksmith is back at work with iron and the forge, not yay, it’s all off screen, yay again, her ironmongery is a vital … More Mystery Mix
10 year old’s review: Read it again! Why is a king allowed to stay in charge if he is crazy? Why were the king and the big general both named George? Why did the colonies want to separate from England? Why were the colonies attached to England to start with? What to wear, how to … More If You Were There in 1776 by Barbara Brenner
Why was the US Civil War fought? State Rights or Slavery? Or, possibly the right of slave-owners to keep slaves in in free states? The author had always thought it was State Rights… The Regents essays allow both answers… What’s the real deal? Early secessionist Southern officials had plenty to say other southern states to … More Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War by Charles B. Dew
It’s storm season here, and I’m not sure I ever read 1st book in the series, so… Not bad. The action is fun. Most of the dialogue is good, some is very B-movie or clunky. Harry keeps finding himself in situations where he has no access to his wizard tools. Yay improvisations! No buildings were … More Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Regency Fallen Woman of Quality chooses not to be a hat-maker or Lady of Dubious Virtue. Instead she becomes a detective. Pretty good. Thought I’d enjoy it more. Not looking for the sequels.
I don’t think these stories were bad so much as I’m just tired of the series.
If a white supremacist doesn’t want the black nurse touching the newborn, and then the newborn has an emergency, what is the correct action? Baby dies, and the drama starts. This is a book full of very realistic people. Sometimes, even when ordinary people go through extraordinary circumstances, they are still boring.