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No Graves As Yet by Anne Perry

I’ve been working my way through Ken Follett’s 900+ page tome Winter of the World, which is enjoyable, but still takes a long time to actually finish. So, I’ve got a couple of old book reviews for you this week.

I picked up this Anne Perry book because of the library’s summer reading program. They did a bingo card with different genres in each square, and I needed a mystery. Anne Perry has quite a few books published, so I decided to try one of her books for my mystery square.

Published: 2003

Genre: mystery

Length: 384 pages

Setting: 1914, England Continue reading

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Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

I was made aware of this book when we did WWI for American History Club. There is an amazing amount of good literature about WWII, but not near so many stories about WWI. When I was looking for kids books, I got some suggestions for adult books. This was one of them. I picked it now because I’m trying to round out my Alphabet Reading Challenge for the year. I’m at the phase where I’m picking books off my list that fill holes in the alphabet.

Published: 2010

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 985 pages (oh so close to getting that 1000+ tag)

Setting: England, France, Germany, Russia, and the U.S., 1911-1924

Font: Warnock Pro Continue reading

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The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

Published: 1962

Genre: WWI nonfiction

Length: 440 pages of text, 511 pages total

Setting: mostly France, August of 1914

Interest: It’s a classic WWI book. I’ve read a lot about WWII and I’m trying to learn more about WWI. Continue reading

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Rascal by Sterling North

Published: 1963

Genre: middle grade memoir/adventure (I don’t think its fiction)

Length: 192 pages

Setting: a small town in Wisconsin in 1917

Interest: I was looking for a relatively short audiobook for a gymnastics trip. I’d heard of the story and thought Miss Adventure would enjoy the animal story. Continue reading

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The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Published: 2012

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 470 pages

Setting: Italy and American, early 1900s

Interest: It was chosen for book club Continue reading

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Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Subtitle: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Published: 2015

Genre: historical nonfiction

Length: 353 pages of story, 430 pages total

Setting: 1915, mostly on the Lusitania, but also on the U-20, and in London and Washington, D.C.

Interest: I saw the book reviewed and highly recommended in two places I trust in short succession. I decided it was worth putting on my reading list. I was in the mood for some nonfiction, this was in the new book section at the library, so I picked it up. Continue reading

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The Explorers Guild by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner

I had to give a final exam last night from 8-10pm which cut into my blogging time, so I’m getting this blog up this morning instead.

Subtitle: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala.

Published: 2015

Genre: adventure fiction

Length: 763

Setting: various locations around the world, 1912-1918

Interest: I had seen the book reviewed on a GeekDad post as a cross between Rudyard Kipling and Tintin – old-fashioned adventure fiction at it’s best. It sounded interesting. I read it sooner rather than later because it gave me an “X, Y, or Z” title for my alphabet challenge. Continue reading

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