To me, that was quite an excellent start to have that many books. She bought ten ISBNs immediately and used seven in the first year. With her own YouTube channel, she shares book trailers as well as other information in videos she creates. Allen is her IT person. He designs the covers, creates the website, prints the publicity materials, and is the to-go person for technical support. This helps Clare focus on her writing and book reviews. We saw the statue of Molly Malone that appears on the cover of Murder at the Irish Mensa and snapped this photo.
It was more interesting having just finished reading Murder at the Dublin Mensa as we landed in the city. She has multiple interests and is a multimedia journalism student. She has learned WordPress, how to make videos which are on her YouTube channel, how to self-publish, how to prepare her own marketing materials, how to enter and win writing awards, take care of cats, organize MENSA events, and be an active tree surgeon.
She informed me a tree surgeon in America would be called an arborist. Such a person is mindful to me of the multi-potentiality of gifted education students.
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A real-life example of a person with multiple potential! Take two minutes to watch the video and see why the book is so interesting. Although science fiction books are set in the future, the problems of society are mirrored in the future lives of people. Racism, college grads with huge debts and low paying jobs, struggles of young people as they climb the work ladder, oppressive corporations, the competitive work environment, and climate change are all threads woven through this series.
Reading happens in the mind of the reader, not only from the text.
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Some of my favorites are Smolescreen, Enquiry , and High Stakes. That's Smokescreen. Jul 29, , pm.
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Dick Francis feeds my love of horses and my love of mysteries at the same time. His protagonists are frequently steeplechase jockeys or otherwise involved with the sport, usually of high moral character and immune to pain. He writes in the first person. He doesn't feature the same characters over and over, although some appear in more than one book, so it isn't all that important where you start, or in what order you read them.
Yes, and Sid Halley is one of my favorites as well Those stories would make a great intro to the work of Dick Francis. I'd say if you aren't swept up by those two, you won't become a Francis fanatic. Francis was a Champion Jockey even riding for the Queen! I like Halley, but there are about five I'd pick as favorites ahead of the ones featuring Sid to each his dagnab own, sez Pogo.
Nerve might have been the first one I read. They show you parts of racing beyond the "They're off! How horses and people are transported to tracks Rat Race , Flying Finish , life in the towns which do or did revolve around training horses, etc. As laytonwoman3rd says, the lead characters have morals and high pain thresholds.
There's usually a mild romance involved too.
I've been reading the Laurie R. I think it was that book that first introduced me to Sayers, and interested me in mysteries in general. Of course, now I need to broaden my horizons. What is the next step from Sayers?
Any suggestions? Another nice thing about the authors mentioned so far is that they tend to show up in used bookstores rather, their books do! Forex, the other day I was in the one nearest me and there, priced but still unshelved, was a box which contained about 20 different Agatha Christie books. Dick Francis shows up frequently as well. Re: Dick Francis. Most public libraries will have several of his books for those who like to try before buying. I also liked Nerve but the books featuring Sid Halley come pretty far down on my list. However my husband thinks they are among his best.
To each his own Some people who like Sayers also like Allingham featuring Albert Campion as the main character. Thank you to everyone for the Dick Francis suggestions: I'll write them down on my hard-copy 'used bookstore' list. Or maybe try the library, as hailelib suggests.
I agree with Linkmeister on the beauty of being able to buy books so cheaply.
It can be anything from a big plus, to a positive essential! Now, myself, while I actually enjoy the older TV adaptations of Campion mysteries, starring Peter Davison, I don't enjoy the books at all.
I've even gotten rid of some. My own idiosyncrasy here. I don't like Ngiao Marsh , either, and theoretically I should. Rex Stout is actually calculated as the second 'most similarly tagged' on Sayers ' author page, or I wouldn't follow through on my impulse to bring him up. See The Black Orchid , however, for why I might want to.
Hammett is an easy introduction to the alternative hardboiled school, and one of the acknowledged masters. Good if you'd like a change. But I agree all of the others are good starting-points, whether I prefer them or not; and Tey and Crispin are two of my all-time favorites, with links to Sayers of intelligence and literacy. Though Edmund Crispin was wonderfully daft, as well.
I've always found Allingham hard to follow - does this make me a bit dumb? Jul 30, , am. The aforementioned P. James is a good follow on to Sayers. Sarah Caudwell 's book are brilliant and should appeal to any Sayers fan. And I think Reginald Hill mentioned above is one of the most intelligent writers of mysteries today. His series is definitely improved by reading in order as there is a lot of character development.
A Clubbable Woman is the first, and still a bit rough around the edges, but the series moves forward from strength to strength. Jul 30, , pm. Yes, Sarah Cauldwell is wonderful - very hard to find her books here.
She is brilliantly funny. As a lawyer, I really nejoy the absurd spin she puts on the legal aspects. Jul 31, , am. Eurydice - You don't like Ngaio Marsh?? I like her better than Agatha Christie becuase her plots are actually a lot more realistic. I still love Christie but her "killer was really this person disguised" and some of her very intricate plots feel too much like Scooby Doo antics to me. Jul 31, , pm. Ha, my laptop is named Bunter - he's a black and silver Vaio. Murder Must Advertise is probably my favorite non-Harriet novel, though I love Gaudy Night and the last chapter of Busman's Honeymoon is so very touching.
I was introduced to Lord Peter via my present-boyfriend we weren't dating at the time, when I first started reading them but I first heard of him via, indeed, A Letter of Mary and To Say Nothing of the Dog. Incidently, Something Rotten felt a bit rushed to me, almost as if Fforde was anxious to get it over with. But they are very funny books, especially if you're at all familar with classics. At long last I managed to get my hands on a hardcover copy of Something Rotten on the bargin book section, so I've now the series complete. But I do agree that there's something vaguely not quite there with it, though I do love some of the historical and fictional characters introduced here.
There's something to the series which makes them feel like you're part of a massive inside joke in the literary universe. And besides, who wouldn't want to live inside of a book for awhile? Aug 1, , am. No kidding! I've only read The Eyre Affair , ages ago, but expect all the discussion will nudge me into seeking out the rest. Meanwhile: no, I do not like Ngaio Marsh. Christie 's early antics were rather fun; the only Marsh I've read was merely awkward. Perhaps I'm wrong; but I didn't like it.
And I always want to like Margery Allingham ; but I don't, quite. Maybe it's Lugg.