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Italian Short Stories For Beginners: 8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Italian the Fun Way!
Olly Richards
59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot
Richard Wiseman
Fingersmith
Sarah Waters
The Betrothed
Alessandro Manzoni, Bruce Penman
Progress: 30/914 pages
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen
Alison Weir
Progress: 122/609 pages
The Lost Worlds of 2001
Arthur C. Clarke
Progress: 18/240 pages
To Dream of the Dead - Phil Rickman

This is the best in the Merrily Watkins series so far. Big on atmosphere but comes up rather short on the supernatural. It almost had the feeling of a curtain call like it could have been the last in the series. There were characters from previous books involved and references to other events in the series.

The more I read of Merrily, the more I like her. She is heroic in an everyday sort of way and has very human shortcomings. Trying to do the right thing by everyone just isn't possible but she tries anyway. Even Jane is becoming more likeable as she matures and I actually felt quite sorry for her in this one. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.