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My LibriVox recordings & my reading journal (solo Litblog).


1st To Die notes; Chapters 18 to 23

cover for 1st To Die

Chapter 18

Okay, despite what I may have said previously about her, I’m beginning to warm up to Cindy Thomas.
She appears to be genuinely interested in Lindsay, as a friend. I’m under the impression that Lindsay needs more people, more friends in her life.
Cindy has to ask about the case, it’s important to her career but she may have enough integrity not to damage her friendships and personal morals. I hope.
I honestly think that most modern day reporters have lost a large measure of their empathy, a by product of business practices wanting to sell the news. There are so few journalists today who have remained unaffected by today’s disturbing need for sensationalism. Continue reading

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The Gates notes; chapters 18 to 20

The Gates

Chapter 18; In Which the Portal Opens Wide
Dr. Planck has been sent by the scientists at CERN to figure out how Samuel had come across such interesting information. The description of the rotten egg smell and the drawing of the portal seem to have especially peaked their interest. Hence Dr. Planck is now discussing Samuel and the occupants of No. 666 with a worried Mrs. Johnson.
Let’s hope this tea ‘n chat prompts Mrs. Johnson’s memory as well. Danger is fast approaching.

Looks like the demons are getting twitchy too, not-Mrs. Renfield in particular is looking to advance her position. Continue reading


Once Bitten Twice Shy notes; chapter 20

Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Chapter 20
I feel like my mind went into overdrive and then promptly crashed into the interior of my cranium. Holy heck Mrs. Rardin, you’ve got some fun ideas.
So this is what you were gearing up for. I thought the Tor-al-Degan ritual was going to be the final wind up, instead you give me this! Woo hoo!!

The full back story of Jaz is revealed in the most unlikely of settings. I also believed Bergman’s safe house was a cave somewhere under a mansion, Bruce Wayne style. Not the large, comfortable and pleasant environment of a tastefully decorated beach house. Continue reading


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Notes on Chapter 20

Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The

Chapter 20. The Dainty China Country

Disclaimer: notes transcribed as is, no editing has been made so as to preserve my original feelings as I read the chapter.

Well I was wrong about the white wall, I don’t mind though because if the book was that predictable it would negate the reason for reading it. If it was a boring book then I wouldn’t bother finishing it, never mind considering a re-read in the future.

I like the idea of a china cup being inhabited by people & animals made of china. It’s all really very sweet. Reminds me of an animal farm toy set I had as a child, before I was introduced to the wonder that is Lego.
I would have liked to met the mender, must take him or her ages to fix the clown.

Afterthoughts
Although the China Country wasn’t dangerous, it was novel and I’m glad that the journey isn’t constantly fraught with dangers.
I’ll bet the residents of this Country will be glad to see the five of them leave, having injured a milkmaid & her cow wasn’t enough damage. When they climbed the wall to leave they successfully decimated a church in the process.
Very careless of them, not to mention insensitive to the diminutive township.

Now, it may be taking me a while to read this book, but it’s far from being a boring read. The China Country is just another example of how much I am loving this book.
I can’t fathom why it took me so long to find Oz.