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It's the Turkey Day reading thread!

Lily Fairbairn
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Nov 20 2012, 3:12pm


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A very happy Thanksgiving to our US of A TORnsibs, and a lovely Thursday with good food and family to everyone else.

Me, I'm thankful Aunt Dora Baggins posted the reading thread last week, while I was hanging out in Colonial Williamsburg, one of the Gaffer's and my favorite (if non-LotR) places.

I read an entire novel on the journey home, a mystery titled A Drink of Deadly Wine and written by Kate Charles.

The story concerns a young-ish Church of England vicar who starts receiving blackmail letters and who recruits an old friend to help him find the person responsible. Of course someone eventually dies.

The plot is intricate and nicely worked-out, although, since I write these things myself, I did notice more than one piece fitting into place. Still, since the background of the story is based deeply in the practices of the Church, I missed at least one vital clue to the identity of the blackmailer.

The book was published in 1991 and was perhaps written earlier---it seems to me to evoke an era in England that is fading fast. (But then, I'm not English.) Also, if the main characters had had access to computers, a lot of the time spent driving around searching for clues would have been spent on-line instead, and some bits of the story wouldn't have been as colorful.

What have you been reading?



Subject User Time
It's the Turkey Day reading thread! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 20 2012, 3:12pm
    Welcome back! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 20 2012, 6:00pm
        Thank you! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 20 2012, 9:56pm
    "The Stand" in the morning and "Emma" at night. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 20 2012, 6:30pm
        I never thought of Emma as a mystery Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 20 2012, 9:57pm
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 20 2012, 7:01pm
        I think some YA books... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 20 2012, 9:58pm
    Well, I've moved a bit further into the 21st century! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Nov 20 2012, 10:25pm
        I've heard about those Kindle batteries before Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 20 2012, 10:39pm
    Empire by Steven Saylor acheron Send a private message to acheron Nov 20 2012, 10:37pm
        You are a critical reader, I see Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 20 2012, 10:43pm
        After you read the Adams book, watch the mini-series! wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 21 2012, 3:25am
    On Writing by Stephen King One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Nov 21 2012, 1:28pm
        I love that book so much. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 21 2012, 3:30pm

 
 
 

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