Anne Perry

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2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We’re still a month away from the end of the year, but my reading will probably consist mainly of Christmas books in December, and I hope and pray that life won’t come up and throw anything else at me in the final month of the year, either.  So I might as well post my “Year […]

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Anne Perry: Defend and Betray

Oh dear, oh dear.  That escalated quickly … within a mere three books, this series has already turned into repeat instances of “coincidence dressed up as Hester Latterly’s current client saves the day because Monk is too busy being mad at everybody (including himself) to do any investigating, and Hester is too busy trying to […]

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A Book, a Mug (of Tea), and Chocolate Truffles

24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 – Epiphany, Task 4: In Ireland, Epiphany is also sometimes called “Nollaig na mBean” or Women’s Christmas. Traditionally the women get the day off and men do the housework and cooking!  It is becoming more popular and many Irish women now get together on the Sunday nearest Epiphany and have […]

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More Favorite / Essential Historical Fiction: Towards the 200!

OK, so I did get to another full list after all.  Here goes, without any further ado: Virginia Woolf: Orlando I’m happy I’m getting another shot for this book alone — could have kicked myself for leaving it off my first list.  I’m not a big fan of either time travel or main character sex […]

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Anne Perry: A Christmas Guest

24 Festive Tasks: Doors 16 – Human Rights Day, Book: Read any book with strong female characters, or written by an author from any minority group; any story about a minority overcoming their oppressors either individually or as a group. OR: A book set in New York City. The third book in Anne Perry’s series […]

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Anne Perry: A Christmas Homecoming

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 9 – Winter Solstice / Yaldā Night Winter Solstice and Yaldā Night / Bonus task: Read a book in one night. This is the third of Ann Perry’s Christmas novellas that I’ve read this holiday season (Perry’s ninth Christmas novella overall), and I liked this one as much […]

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Anne Perry: A Christmas Journey

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 11 – Dōngzhì Festival Retribution Book themes for Dōngzhì Festival: Read a book set in China or written by a Chinese author / an author of Chinese origin; or read a book that has a pink or white cover. I’m claiming this one as a book with a […]

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Anne Perry: A Christmas Visitor

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 9 Reads — Yuletide Book themes for Yuletide: Read a book set in the midst of a snowy or icy winter. Anne Perry’s Christmas novellas are spin-offs of her major Victorian series (Thomas & Charlotte Pitt, and William Monk, respectively), featuring supporting characters from those series as their […]

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