Bedelia

ISBN: 9781558615076

It is Christmas, 1913 and Charlie Horst sees himself as the luckiest man in the world. He has a beautiful wife who completes his life. And this is to be their first Christmas together. Bedelia, whose whole life revolves around making her husband happy, has decorated their home lavishly for their Christmas party. But a new neighbour, Ben Chaney, begins to show an interest in Bedelia and her past. And then there is Charlie’s case of “severe indigestion”. Is there more to Bedelia than meets the eye? Could she possibly be “the wickedest woman who ever loved”?

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Sisters Red

ISBN: 9781444901474
First book for this year’s RIP challenge.

Strangers never walk down this road the sisters thought in unison as the man trudged towards them.

I finally got around to picking my first read for this year’s Readers Imbibing Peril challenge. I am aiming to complete the first Peril:

Read four books, any length, that you feel fits my very broad definition of scary. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming or Edgar Allan Poe…or anyone in between.

but I may mix a bit of the final peril in too and watch me some scary films.

Sisters Red is the story of two sisters, Scarlett and Rosie, one day, while walking home they encountered a stranger upon the path. A stranger who followed them to their grandmother’s house, and although he seemed pleasant enough at first, it soon turned out that he wasn’t very nice at all. Ever since that day Scarlett and Rosie have been among the few who know about the existence of the Fenris, or werewolves among us. They live in packs and kill and mutilate for fun. But Scarlett is an expert hunter. And Rosie isn’t too far behind.

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The god of the hive

Book 10 in the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

I really wish that I had gone back and reread the previous book in this series before starting this. The language of bees is the ninth in the series, but it was the first that I read, I then went back and reread from the start, skipping this because it was checked out of the library and I haven’t gotten around to buying them all yet. But I should have waited, because this starts off right where language left off, so it took me a while to catch up on exactly what was going on.

Holmes & Russell are separated; both wanted by the police and there is also an arrest warrant out for Holmes’ son Damien. And then there is the fact that Mycroft Holmes himself was questioned by Scotland Yard. Unthinkable!

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An instance of the fingerpost

ISBN: 009975181x
Read with HistoricalFavorites

Marco da Cola, gentleman of Venice, respectfully presents his greetings.

This was a wonderful read. When I first started it I had no idea[1] what to expect; I knew nothing about it apart from the fact that it was an Historical Favorites pick and so, most likely, an historical novel :). It opens with Marco da Cola setting down his recollections of his time spent in England. He travelled over in an attempt to help with his family’s business troubles. However there was little he could do and soon he found himself in Oxford among the professionals there and became embroiled in the case of Sarah Blundy, and the possible murder of Robert Grove. As well as delving into medical experiments with blood transfusion.

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Linknotes:

  1. I didnt even know what the title meant, not really

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim is dating a highschooler. A 17-teen year old Chinese Canadian highschooler to be precise. But then he encounters Ramona Flowers and becomes a nice guy dick and starts seeing her too. But Ramona has a past, 7 evil exes, and for some reason Scott must fight and defeat them all.

Are you getting the impression that I didn’t really enjoy this film?

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Human rules don’t apply. There’s only me. I am the law.

It seems to me, that if we had someone, say Spiderman, Batman, Wolverine…who started going through the same thing, they would have legitimate pain. Their need to always be on top of things, their need to stay strong is admirable, and when they crumble under the agony of emotional pain… well it is understood as […]