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January 22nd, 2017


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07:52 am - #11, 12, 13
A few more books finished this week, with progress on more that I'm likely to finish in the upcoming days.

The first book that I finished reading was a graphic novel of a title that started online called Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling. The protagonist is a woman in the Napoleonic era who's quite the adventuress; in this one she's fighting to clear her name. Amusing.

The next one I read was The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Now this one is a book of which I first became aware when I first signed up for LiveJournal, lo these many years ago. Several of the folks who had similar interests to mine commented on this author and this book specifically, and so I picked up a copy. I just had never gotten around to reading it. Finally, I've done so, and it was a fun read! The book is written about a British woman who is an investigator in a form of literary police protecting the integrity of various English works. It's hard to describe, and the alternate world takes some getting used to. Worth it, though.

Finally, there was Osprey Raid #44: Carlson's Marine Raiders: Makin Island 1942, one which wasn't much of a success though interesting in the use of submarines to bring the troops to the island. Not as good a book as some that I've read in this series.

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From:noachoc
Date:January 25th, 2017 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Have you read Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde (not to be confused with the OTHER book with a similar name)? It's GREAT. I also liked the Eyre Affair series, but I think I like Shades better.
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From:mycroftca
Date:January 26th, 2017 03:53 am (UTC)
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This is the first Fforde book I've read. I'll get to that one eventually.

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