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Vellichor Afternoons

I like trip-hop, anachronism, cats, both coffee and tea, the sound of rain on a tin roof, antique keys, pop culture as a substitute for religion, theatre, photography, Oxford commas, and, of course, reading.

Currently reading

John Dies at the End
David Wong
Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
I, Lucifer
Glen Duncan
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler, Alice Waters
Craven Place
Richard Wright
Bloodroot
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P
Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris The fourth in the Harper Connelly Series, and a satisfying installment, too. Harris does a series well; she is good at making a tight story while still leaving backstory enough that you continue wanting more of her characters.

This book brings up the lingering mystery of the disappearance of her sister Cameron 8 years prior while fleshing out the budding relationship between Harper and Tolliver. I really enjoyed the book--the pacing was good, and the way the story unfolds was intricately delightful. I think the Harper series is doing better than the Sookie series at this point--not sure if the Sookie books have just gone on too long or what, but they've been uneven in the last couple of volumes; so far the Harper books don't seem to be flagging. The only wish is that Harper would lighten up a bit; she's a bit dour.