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October 21st, 2014

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08:07 am
You know, sometimes you just blaze through several books all at once...

I admit that I read several books at the same time. Usually this means that I get one book that I spend most of my reading time on, and I get one done at a time, but sometimes I'm nearly done with more than one, and in a single day I finish them all.

Yesterday was such a day.

First, I read a graphic novel, I Was the Cat. I was somewhat disappointed with it. It felt flat, in the end.

Then, Revenge of the Spellmans, the third book of this detective series. Talk about dysfunctional families. In these books, there's always a mystery involved...I mean, what would be the point of such a book without it? However, most of the book deals with intrafamily issues, and as it's written in the first person viewpoint of the middle child, each is quite a romp. I find them a fun read, at least so far.

Finally, just before falling asleep last night, I read Osprey Elite #188: Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics. In general, I like the Osprey series; they make small and specific portions of military history readable, understandable and palatable. In this book for no reason that I can pinpoint, I just found it better than the average for the series. If you have any interest in cavalry, give it a read!

And so on to the next book...

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Date:October 22nd, 2014 01:41 am (UTC)
Do the Spellmans happen to be witches and warlocks? Because Sabrina's last name on Sabrina: The Teenage Witch was Spellman.
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Date:October 22nd, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
Actually, no, this isn't urban fantasy, it's fairly standard detective fiction. The whole point of it is that this family is a mess psychologically. They live in the Bay Area, so if you like fiction set in SF, this might be a good fit. But none of them have any arcane powers.

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