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The Simple Art of Murder | Raymond Chandler

While visiting a library in Minneapolis I found a hardcover edition of this book. At the time I thought it was a Chandler I had not read. I spent a lovely few hours reading it.

Turns out I had a copy:) What happens when one is a completist and reads all an author‘s work in one go: sometimes you forget what you‘ve read already.

Rereading it now.

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Part of the collection of books from a yoga teacher training I participated in, years ago. Finally reading it.

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Persevere is my mantra of the moment. Interesting that while there are repetitive chapters this sequel skips over the cliffhanger of the preceding book and after a wee synopsis of that deciding battle heads back to baby Kurma. *oh well, persevere*

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Mr. Banker really does reuse sections from his other works. Be warned. If you think you‘ve read a chapter (or two or three) somewhere else: you have. Ver Batim.

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Tove Jansson: Work and Love | Tuula Karjalainen
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Just arrived:)

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Art in Nature | Tove Jansson
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A very nice change from the swashbuckling devas and rakshasas.

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Dance Of Govinda | Ashok K Banker

Moving on.

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I remember seeing Enter the Dragon in a theater with my father. The scene involving his screen sister really affected me. Later I learned Bruce Lee had been a local and had his studio just across the bay.

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Couldn‘t find my original copy, so I ordered another. Probably means I‘ll find the first one soon;) This one arrived just in time for Bastille day.

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Slayer Of Kamsa | Ashok K Banker

Now reading this one. The earlier panned post was for, The Seeds of War. That one did nicely lay some foundation for, The Burning Throne. We‘ll see how Krisna fairs.

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The third in the Wildlings series. One day I will have all of Charles deLint‘s published works:)

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Fair Play | Tove Jansson
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Tove‘s story about her relationship with Tuulikki.

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I‘ve missed reading magical realists. This is delightful.

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Slayer Of Kamsa | Ashok K Banker

Arrived! Along with it was, The Seeds of War, which does not appear to be in Litsy‘s database. Reading the latter then the former.

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I ordered, Slayer of Kamsa, which was supposed to arrive three days ago but didn‘t. I‘ve finished, The Forest of Stories, and the sequel isn‘t due until tomorrow. So, I pulled Hanuman off the shelf:)

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Forest of Stories | Ashok, Banker K

Having finished the Ramayana I am now moving onto the Mahabharata, as retold by Mr. Banker.

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Upon a Burning Throne | Ashok K. Banker
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Had to send my laptop in for repairs. I did what any sane person who would be deprived of tech would do: bought the most recent Sanskrit epic rewrite I could find. It‘s 661 pages.

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Prince of Ayodhya | Ashok Banker
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Think I‘ll reread this series for Spring Break. In spite of the outrageous treatment of Sita at the end, I have a soft spot for Ravana‘s code of ethics. He‘s bad. He knows he‘s bad. He also knows that without his badness there would be no reason for the existence of Rama and the world would not progress.

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Roller Girl | Victoria Jamieson
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What a fun story about friendships and how they can change. The author is a Rose City Roller, too.

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Who Fears Death | Nnedi Okorafor
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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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Up next:

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American Street | Ibi Zoboi
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Blowing off the dust. I never realized how similar Dinesen and Carter are.

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Heroes and Villains | Angela Carter
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Rediscovering an old friend.

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Good to be in the YA world, again.

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Black Dove, White Raven | Elizabeth Wein
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Elizabeth Wein. Really, that should be all you need to know. She flies planes and writes about strong women flying planes. She pulls no punches, and like Joss Whedon, people get hurt and even die. Why aren‘t you reading her work?

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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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While the storytelling is Murakami the translation is not as precise or attentive to detail as his other books. If I can spot sentence fragments, things are definitely off.

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Droll Stories | Honorae de Balzac
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When it‘s too hot to lesson plan, but you do it anyway; and it‘s so hot you can‘t record keep, but you do it anyway; that is the time to get yourself a treat. Heck, let‘s make it two.

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Fox | Dubravka Ugresic
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This was the other book.

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Up in the Old Hotel | Joseph Mitchell
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One of two Books that caught my eye while visiting Open Book in Minneapolis.

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Just started reading this wonderful book. Ms Jacobs nicely puts, and minces no words, how cities as urban thriving communities aid development of socially conscious human beings. Down with the garden cities and up with the stoop sitting, window hanging, Street ball playing populace. If my neighbors don‘t know@me and I them we form no neighborhood only decorate the street for the automobile.

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The Book of Phoenix | Nnedi Okorafor
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In progress but living up to her other wonderful books. ETA and that‘s a wrap. Now to find the book this is a prequel to :)

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Another add to the in progress reading stacks. And, hey, if a Roman lawyer can‘t enter the race to the read finish line, who can? Besides, reading how someone can out Perry Perry Mason and reveal a guilty party‘s plot is somewhat reassuring in these modern times.

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Noir: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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The latest in a series of ironic satires. Pictures coming soon.

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Another woman, like Montessori, who spent time with children learning how they learned instead of telling them how to learn.

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So the post title is not the book I read. Apparently it‘s not in Litsy‘s database. The author is correct though.
Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby.
My new “to learn” sport. I can already feel the bruises.

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I read a collection of Greek myths when I was nine. I read the Iliad and the odyssey at ten. Various modern interpretations of the myths along with Euripides were consumed later. Good preparation for Ovid.

Rebesta I read this a few years ago. It renewed my love for mythology. 1y
Chittavrtti They are lovely. Yet, I never quite realized how non feminist the myths (at least translated versions were) until reading this edition. 1y
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Read a lot of books. Forget most of what you read. Write about everything and nothing at all. Be curious about what interests you. Oh, and live in a chateaux that lets you have a tower all to yourself.

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Newford Stories: Crow Girls | Charles de Lint

So I don‘t know where my original post of this disappeared to. It was between Lady Audley and The Wind in His Heart. Perhaps the girls found some sugary treats. I‘ll add an image once I retake it.

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Babylon's Ashes | James S A Corey
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Taking a reading break from my studies. Finished “The Wind In His Heart” and now beginning the latest (paperback) in the Expanse series.

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Wind in His Heart | Charles de Lint
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So excited! I haven‘t had a new book by him in far too long.

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Lady Audley's Secret | Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Participating in a swap has me hunting out all my to be read gothic books. I've had this one for several years. So far it is a Wilkie Collins lite, but I do love the rambling Winchester mystery house like setting.

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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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I read a lot of group adventure books when I was younger. There was a sense of innocence in the relationships between the lead characters that I do not always find in YA books. I found it here. Also a fascinating look into a spiritual culture I am curious to know more about.

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Lagoon | Nnedi Okorafor
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Never could resist a Spider story whether Grandmother or Ananzi. So how could I pass up this one?

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Ancillary Mercy | Ann Leckie

The conclusion or Cousins are Met in the Strangest of Circumstances.

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Ancillary Sword | Ann Leckie

The further adventures or How to Behave When Vengeance Goes Awry and the Tyrant Makes You a Fleet Captain and a Member of the Family.

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Had this book. Didn't read it. Moved cross country and gave it away. Bought it again with a bit of deja vu. Now reading it.

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Ancillary Justice | Ann Leckie
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Ever since the Culture ended I've been looking for a space opera with similar linguistics. Perhaps there are more than I know. In the meantime this will do.

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The Fall of the House of Cabal | Jonathan L. Howard

Cabal is on the loose again and so is Madame Zarenyia! Oh my. Madame it appears has designs on Leonie.

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Words in Deep Blue | Cath Crowley, Wyatt North
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Who can resist a plot that uses books as messengers? Not I. Not yet.

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