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Beanbag Love

I read. I write. I talk about reading and writing. That is when I'm not driving kids somewhere or teaching them. Married, educated, domesticated. I really enjoy the friends I've met through a variety of different message boards and venues regarding reading and authors. I try to take a positive view when I write reviews but sometimes I can't. Those times are few and far between, but they do exist. I'm mostly an old softy, though. I think so anyway.

Currently reading

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
The Alienist - Caleb Carr

CSI at the end of the 19th century. Fascinating story. Heartbreaks and triumphs. Interesting characters.

It was pretty dark and overwhelming with detail -- reminded me of Stieg Larsson's "Girl" books although I think this was written prior -- but once you've absorbed the ambiance of the place and the players, it's really a terrific read.