SIY #42! October through December 2017

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Invisible Prey was quite gripping. It's a murder mystery but not of the whodunnit type because we know from almost the beginning who the murderers are. Rather it was a "will the investigator figure out who did it" as well as "why did they do it". It is set in Minneapolis/St. Paul which I have visited a few times but now I want to go back and see some of the places mentioned in the book.

So this is the third book from my TBR list for this challenge and the last already bookcrossed (ABC) book that I added to the list last year so I'm glad I still have a couple of months left to whittle down the ABCs if I can fit some in.

I am now reading Smile by Roddy Doyle.


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Mark of the Raven had great potential but suffered from lack of editing of grammatical and spelling mistakes:

This is a book from the TBR pile, in fact it's been there since 2010! So I have now read 7 out of 11 books from there.

Now I am reading The Darkhouse by Barbara Radecki.


15. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale - this is a keeper.
Now reading:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories by Robertson Davies


The Darkhouse is YA fiction and I suspect they might give it a slightly higher rating than I did but I still enjoyed it quite a bit:

Another library book so I have now read 11 out of 11 for this challenge.
I'll have to buckle down and get the TBR pile down a bit.

To that end I started Put on the Armour of Light by Catherine Macdonald.


Out of the Woods but Not Over the Hill by Gervase Phinn


Put on the Armour of Light is a historical mystery set in my home, Winnipeg, in 1899. First book from this author, Catherine Macdonald, but I really hope she is planning on more:

I believe that gets me to 8 out of 11 books from my TBR pile.

Now I am reading The Clown Service by Guy Adams.


Books of MT TBR (15)
11. A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt
12. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Bookclub Books (2)
2. Darktown by Thomas Mullen

Magazines (15)
3. EW September 1
4. EW September 8
5. SoCRA August 2015
6. SoCRA November 2015
7. SoCRA February 2016


16. Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris
17. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
18. Grandfather Gandhi & Be the Change by Arun Gandhi & Bethany Hegedus

Now reading: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Listening to: Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris


SIY # 43 - I'll be posting the sign up for our first SIY Challenge of 2018 in a few days. I can't believe we are approaching a new year already.


Another successful finish. Woohoo!


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - first time reading this classic and enjoyed it.
Now reading:
A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle - yes, I am reading the series.


The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth

a mother and daughter story that goes horribly awry when the mother is diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer


Creation in Death by J.D. Robb


Clown Service was okay but since it was promoted to me as being like the Ben Aaronovitch Rivers of London series I had high expectations and it didn't live up to that:

Another book off the TBR pile so only two more to go which will be The Chess Men by Peter May and Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin. Since I usually gobble up books from both those writers I have high hopes of finishing both of them before the end of the month.


I'm getting an elf! :-)

Read the Haunting of James Hastings and listened to Out of the Woods but not Over the Hill

Reading Others by James Herbet


I'm getting an elf! :-)

Read the Haunting of James Hastings and listened to Out of the Woods but not Over the Hill

Reading Others by James Herbet


A little bit more reading done this week.

Magazines (15)
8. Clinical Researcher (ACRP) April 2016
9. Clinical Researcher (ACRP) June 2016
10. Clinical Researcher (ACRP) August 2016
11. SoCRA May 2016
12. EW September 15


20. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle - LOVED THIS ONE.
21. Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris

Now reading:
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle


A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle.

I don't think I will make this challenge; however, I will read as much as I can.


Creation in Death by J.D. Robb

Eve Dallas and crew takes on a serial killer called the Groom, who is torturing and killing brunette women in this case.

(new computer and still trying to figure out how to use it including how to use the pilchrow


Pirate Heiress by Chloe Flowers


Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
I have given up on making goal and earning an elf; however, I want to read at least 60 books total for 2017 - 5 short of my original goal.
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
When You Get There by Rebecca Stead


The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

the story of a woman who sleepwalks to her death and the family who deals with the repercussions of this. complex mystery to the last page


OK, I did it!! Reached the target. Yeah, and in plenty of time for a New Year.

Unregistered :
#5 : Kate Grenville; The Secret River
#4 : Cecelia Ahern; Lyrebird
#3 : Rhys Bowen; Her Royal Spyness (Again, I intend to register this and send out)
#2 : Peter Ackroyd; The Limehouse Golem (This I intend to register and RABCK)
#1 : Julia Williams; Coming Home for Christmas

Registered :
#5 : Rose Tremain; Trespass
#4 : Philip Glenister; Things ain't what they used to be
#3 : Henning Mankell; The Dogs of Riga
#2 : Maggie O'Farrell; Instructions for a Heatwave
#1 : Erin Hart; Haunted Ground

Book Club :
#3 : Virginia Ironside; No, I don't want to join a Bookclub!
#2 : Christos Tsiolkas; The Slap
#1 : (Edited as forgot details.) Daniel Mason; A Far Country

Totals :
5 of 5 tbr any date, 5 of 5 unregistered and 3 of 3 Book Club (5/5/3)


minesayn and Flutterbies9!


High Spirits by Robertson Davies.

The correct title of the Rebecca Stead novel is When You Reach Me.


The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
Now reading my last book - When You Reach Me.


I finished these a few days ago but was lazy about doing my reviews. Now I've done that here are the last two reviews:
The Chess Men by Peter May:
Tooth & Nail by Ian Rankin:

Sharp-eyed readers will notice that my last book, although by the author that I said it would be, is not the book I posted in my last update. I mistakenly took Tooth & Nail off the bookshelf (#3 in the Rebus series) instead of Hide and Seek (#2 in the Rebus series). I didn't discover my mistake until I went to do the review. No great harm done and I intend to read Hide and Seek very soon in the new year.

Congratulations to everyone who finished their challenge and even those who didn't as long as you enjoyed yourself. Thank you to Katethegreyt and Diane-Fraser for the excellent job in steering this challenge to another successful conclusion.


Congratulations to the great Canadian reader, gypsysmom, on attaining her elf!


When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

And that is it. I am four books short of my goal for this challenge and my year long goal of 65 books. But I can live with this. I read many books this month and still impressed myself. I came so close.
On to the next challenge beginning tomorrow.


who completed their challenge. (and no, I wasn't one of you.) Happy 2018 to all! May everyone who is participating next year complete their challenge.


You deserve that elf and more. :-)


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