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Yup, just one book finished. Mainly due to an abandonment and a library recall of one I hadn't finished.

The Keeper of Secrets - Judith Cutler



This caught my eye in the library, and I read it in one go (more or less) on the train to Kent on friday (so it just snuck in and allowed me to have one finish this month). This is an excellent mystery - the characters are good, the setting spot-on, and the the writing outstanding. I hope I find more by her to read.
Written in the first person, so we only know what the main character knows, which I feel adds to the mystery. There are no cut scenes to the crimes. Not a period I would normally read (early 19th century), but I am glad I ventured out of my comfort zone.

The abandonment was a book about American politics (Red state, blue state, rich state, poor state). I suspect it would have been as interesting as it sounded, but it was just too technical and statistical for me.

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All from the same book - The Library at Night Alberto Manguel

Firstly a quote, allegedly from the library at Alexandria

The place of the cure of the soul

If I ever have a library/craft room, I am so making a sampler of this for the wall :)

Secondly, that Pepys made little 'high heels' for his smaller books, so that the tops were all level on his shelves!

Thirdly, that the LoC has subject headings which include:
- bat binding
- chickens in religion and folklore
- sewage: collected works

April Books

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In the last month I have finished (there are others on the go - I won't finish them in the next 2 days though) the following books:





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