marny_h96: (blaue elise)
A short update on my reading (life is too difficult at the moment to write reviews).

Since my review of Bear in the Backseat in January I've read the following books:

- Waidmannstod by Maxim Leo (2,88 € for the Charity Reading Challenge)

- Auentod by Maxim Leo (3,20 €)

- And then there were None by Agatha Christie (2,56 €)

- Summer Rain (Kindle Single) by Peter Robinson (0,40 €)

- A Hidden Secret (Kindle Single) by Linda Castillo (0,74 €)

- Don't Run, Whatever You Do by Peter Allison (2,56 €)

- Küstenmorde by Nina Ohlandt (5,12 €)

- Dünenkiller by Sven Koch (4,32 €)

- Nebelmord by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (4,00 €)
marny_h96: (kingfisher)
Title: Bear in the Back Seat Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 – Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Kim DeLozier/Carolyn Jourdan

Number of Pages: 355 pages

Donation: 3.55 Euro (Charity Reading Challenge)

My Rating: 3.5/5

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Nicked from [personal profile] jennandanica:

If anyone would like an actual Christmas card from me, leave your name and address below. Comments are screened.

I'll send internationally so wherever you are, if you'd like a card, let me know :-)
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I didn't want to do any reading challenges in 2016 since I never finished a single one I signed up for but Becky from Becky's Book Reviews is hosting the Charity Reading Challenge:

Read for a good cause! Buy books at a charity shop, or, even a friends of the library book sale, or, donate a certain percentage of money for each book you read for the challenge. You can choose your own goal of how many books to read, what charity you'll be donating money towards, how much money, etc.

This is easy enough and since I can read whatever I want, I'm sure I'm going to finish this one :D

I'm going to donate 1 Cent for every page I'm going to read this year. The money will either go to Kiva or to SOS Kinderdörfer (SOS Children’s Villages). Or both :-)
marny_h96: (reading potato chip)
I'm back from London. I had a good time although it was a bit too cold. I'm going to post pictures eventually but I keep saying that for all my vacations and then never get round to it :D I'll try, though.

And I bought books, despite my best intentions not to. I have way too many unread books on my shelves but I'm weak when it comes to books. Here's what I bought:

1. Death and the Virgin by Chris Skidmore

2. Margaret Beaufort by Elizabeth Norton

3. Lancaster and York by Alison Weir

Books I've read:

11. All the Colours of Darkness by Peter Robinson - 3.5/5

12. Suche (Search) by Monica Kristensen - 2.5/5

13. White Nights by Ann Cleeves - 3.5/5

14. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt - 3/5
marny_h96: (read)
Title: The Cup of Ghosts
Author: Paul C. Doherty
Number of Pages: 416 pages
My Rating: 3.5/5

Title: Property
Author: Valerie Martin
Number of Pages: 224 pages
My Rating: 3.5/5

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Some more pics from Yellowstone. They're large and the waterfall photos are not upright, sorry 'bout that :D

Bison, pronghorn, waterfalls and landscape )
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I always wanted to see a grizzly - I just didn't expect it to be from this close a distance!

I was driving from Canyon Village down the road to the waterfalls when I got into a traffic jam. In Yellowstone, this usually means that someone spotted an animal and everyone stops right where they are to take a picture. Until yesterday, it was either bison or elk/deer when that happened. Yesterday, it was a grizzly. By the time I came to where people had seen the bear, it was gone and since I wanted to see the waterfalls, I took a left turn for the parking lot. Between the road and the parking lot is a smallish area with trees into which the bear disappeared. Can you see where this is going? *G*

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I'm here since yesterday afternoon and I had a great day today.

Grizzly )
marny_h96: (read)
Title: Raven Black
Author: Ann Cleeves
Number of Pages: 320 pages
My Rating: 3.75/5

Bulletpoint Review )

Title: Die Baerenkralle (The Bear Claw)
Author: Torhil Damhaug
Number of Pages: 432 pages
My Rating: 3.5/5

Bulletpoint Review )

Title: Twisted Wing
Author: Ruth Newman
Number of Pages: 320 pages
My Rating: 3/5

Bulletpoint Review )

Title: Sworn to Silence
Author: Linda Castillo
Number of Pages: 368 pages
My Rating: 3.5/5

Bulletpoint Review )

Title: The Darkest Room
Author: Johan Theorin
Number of Pages: 480 pages
My Rating: 3.75/5

Bulletpoint Review )

Title: The Tudors
Author: Richard Rex
Number of Pages: 320 pages
My Rating: 3.75/5

Bulletpoint Review )
marny_h96: (eatsleepread)
Title: Echoes from the Dead
Author: Johan Theorin
Number of Pages: 400 pages
My Rating: 3.75/5

Review )
marny_h96: (read)
Title: The Risk of Darkness
Author: Susan Hill
Number of Pages: 480 pages
My Rating: 2/5

Review )
marny_h96: (eatsleepread)
I still can't write book reviews but I wanted to at least mention the last four books I've read. I won't be able to reach my goal of reading 40 books this year. I really have to think about what my goal for next year is going to be.

Booklist )
marny_h96: (read)
I can't even write book reviews at the moment, it seems, but if anyone has questions about the books I've read, please ask.

Booklist )
marny_h96: (read)
Title: More Twisted
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Number of Pages: 448 pages
Book Number/Goal: 18/40
My Rating: 3.75/5

Review )
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Title: Die Tulpe des Boesen (literally translated: The Tulip of Evil)
Author: Joerg Kastner
Number of Pages: 464 pages
Book Number/Goal: 10/40
My Rating: 3/5

Review )
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The fifth child (and fourth daughter) of Elias Phinney and Catherine Bartlett, Mary Phinney was born on February 3, 1818 in Lexington, Mass. She went to school at the Lexington Academy and at Smith's Academy in Waltham. Phinney and her sisters helped with the labor on her father's farm, not "infected with the fashion of that time requiring young women to be languishing, pearly hued, timid, accomplished only in ladylike but wholly useless arts" (The New York Times, January 2, 1904). Mary even made herself a "bloomer" costume which she wore when she worked in the garden.

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marny_h96: (eatsleepread)
Title: Nathaniel's Nutmeg
Author: Giles Milton
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Book Number/Goal: 9/40
My Rating: 3.75/5

Review )
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