Monday, May 29, 2006

Amelia, Book III

The Mummy Case, by Elizabeth Peters.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Amelia Peabody, Book II

The Curse of the Pharaohs, by Elizabeth Peters

Oral History

Oral History Primer, by Gary L. Shumway. A very short book of suggestions for oral history interviews.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Half a book

Fire from Heaven, by Mary Renault. This novel about the childhood of Alexander the Great probably shouldn't be on the list since I didn't finish it, and I'm sorry I started it.

Friday, May 26, 2006

The Fourth Queen

The Fourth Queen, by Debbie Taylor. A story about a Scottish girl who becomes Empress of Morocco.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Vatta, Part III

Engaging the Enemy, by Elizabeth Moon. This is the third and most recent installment in the "Kylara Vatta" series, and the story definitely isn't going in the direction I expected. I was disappointed to see some colorful characters go, so I can only hope they'll resurface in some way in Book 4.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Not a How-To

Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox and the Killer Bean of Calabar, by Peter Macinnis

Monday, May 22, 2006

Brother Cadfael

The Potter's Field, by Ellis Peters

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Amelia Peabody, Part I

Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters

Friday, May 19, 2006

Yarn Harlot

The Secret Life of a Knitter, by Stephanie Pearl McPhee. I'm not doing a very good job at the book-a-day thing lately - more like book-every-other-day, if I'm lucky. Too much time at work and too many distractions at home.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Alternative History

The Seven Hills, by John Maddox Roberts

Monday, May 15, 2006

Historical Fiction

The Little Balloonist, by Linda Donn (2006).

This one caught my eye on the "New Books" shelf at the local library. It's a novel about Sophie Blanchard, Napoleon's official balloonist.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Kylara Vatta

Marque and Reprisal, by Elizabeth Moon. I have the next one in the series waiting for me at the library!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Bishop Blackie!

The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood, by Andrew Greeley. Bishop Blackie is absolutely my favorite fictional character ever.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Brother Cadfael

The Pilgrim of Hate, by Ellis Peters

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Nuala Anne!

Irish Crystal, by Andrew Greeley. The most recent installment in the Nuala Anne McGrail mystery series.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Experimental Travel

Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel, by Rachael Antony, Joel Henry, and Andrew Dean Nystrom.

Monday, May 08, 2006


At the Palace of Knossos, by Nikos Kazantzakis

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Alexander the Great: A Novel, by Nikos Kazantzakis

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Amelia Peabody

Children of the Storm, by Elizabeth Peters

Friday, May 05, 2006

The Origins of the Urban Crisis

The Origins of the Urban Crisis - by Thomas J. Sugrue.

Another class reading for my last final!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

by Jane Jacobs.

So I haven't been that successful at this project - either the reading or the blogging. But now that summer's here, I can try to catch up.

Today's book is assigned reading for tomorrow's final exam. It's very entertaining - Jacobs wrote in the 1960s about the need to preserve city life, and it's just as true today. She makes me want to pack up and move to a city - and, if it's possible, she leaves me hating suburbs and developers even more than I already did.