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Scootsa1000’s CBR-III Reviews 39-41: The House at Riverton, Where She Went, Blood Red Road

A few quick reviews for some of the books that have been piling up…The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, Where She Went by Gayle Forman, and Blood Red Road by Moira Young.  Happily, my pile of to-be-reviewed is finally getting smaller.

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Malin’s CBR-III Reviews # 69-77: Yes, I did another massive blog update

So my work is keeping me way busier this time of year than I’m used to, which reduces the amount of free time I have for reading. I’m also a lot more tired when I do have spare time, so reading takes longer, but I AM still reading. I just hadn’t really blogged any of the books since the last update. So on the final day of my autumn break, I decided to blog all of them in one day, again. Here goes:

Book 69: The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts by Louis de Bernieres –  http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/69-war-of-don-emmanuels-nether-parts-by.html

Book 70: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton – http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/70-house-at-riverton-by-kate-morton.html 

Book 71: This is strictly speaking 3 volumes of a comic book/graphic novel, Mike Carey’s The Unwritten – http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/71-unwritten-vol-1-3-by-mike-carey-and.html

Book 72: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/72-miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar.html

Book 73: Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh – http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/73-archangels-blade-by-nalini-singh.html

Book 74: The Glass Demon by Helen Grant – http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/74-glass-demon-by-helen-grant.html

Book 75: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton – http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/75-forgotten-garden-by-kate-morton.html

Book 76: Heat Rises by Richard Castle – http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/76-heat-rises-by-richard-castle.html

Book 77: The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly – http://kingmagu.blogspot.com/2011/10/77-wild-rose-by-jennifer-donnelly.html

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Scootsa1000’s CBR-III Review #30 – The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Kate Morton. And then I read a few engrossing reviews of The Distant Hours by various other Cannonballers, and now I can’t imagine not reading everything that Kate Morton has ever written.

You can read my review and find out more here.

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KatSings’ CBR III Review #9 – The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

The House At Riverton by Kate Morton

Yup, another Kate Morton.  Next up will be a fluffy romance novel, followed by a wrap up of all 5 Song of Ice and Fire books.  I’ve been reading, just not reviewing!

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Lizella’s CBR-III Reviews #11-14

I signed up for the Quarter Cannonball and complete the required 13 reviews with this entry, but I’ll keep going and see how far I can get!

Review #11: Die For You by Lisa Unger

I would consider this my first “summer read” for the year. I got what I was looking for – a fast-paced quick read full of high drama and intrigue.

Read the full review here.

Review #12: Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening by Aurelia C. Scott

Aurelia Scott brings to life the enchanting world of competitive rose gardening through her portrayal of those who have fully committed themselves to following their passion.

Read the full review here.

Review #13: Twilight Forever Rising by Lena Meydan

Twilight Forever Rising takes place in a world of vampires that is dominated by family “Houses” that imbue their members with skills and magic specific to their vampire lineage.

Read the full review here.

Review #14: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

Kate Morton’s second novel, The Distant Hours explores the unearthing of hidden histories within the faded fairytale setting of Milderhurst Castle.

Read the full review here.

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Lizella’s CBR-III Reviews 7-10

Review #7: Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris

My one wish for this series is that I had found it after it was complete. Like all series with more than a few volumes, it is so much better when you can read them in rapid succession so all of those other things you’ve read in between and time that has distanced you from the immediacy of the last story don’t get in the way.

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Review #8: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere has a bit of the feel of Alice in Wonderland if Edward Gorey had a hand in it and made the protagonist an oblivious twenty-something named Richard. It explores the world of London Below, a darkly magical realm only open to those that London Above has forgotten or chosen to ignore.

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Review #9: What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers

The idea of Collaborative Consumption is an interesting one as outlined in What’s Mine is Yours. It explores the many ways that people have used the power of the internet to build communities that can share space, products and time to the mutual benefit of all.

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Review #10: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton’s debut novel The House at Riverton more if I had not already experienced the greater expression of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden. Riverton shares many of the themes of her later work, but with the narrator at a greater remove from the focus of the story that tends to make her characterizations a bit flat.

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KatSings’ CBR III Review #8 – The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

 

LOVE HER!  Expect to see more Kate Morton in my future.  Next review, when I get to it, will be for Game of Thrones.  Maybe I’ll be timely and get that done in time for the series to start airing on that channel I don’t get…

 

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