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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Dead Man's Chest: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Phryne Fisher Mysteries) - Kerry Greenwood This rather relaxed mystery takes place immediately after the events in Murder on a Midsummer Night. Deciding that her domestic circle is in need of some relaxation after her most recent, rather trying, investigation, Miss Fisher takes her companion and two adopted daughters for a month at the seaside. But when she arrives she finds her borrowed house unlocked and the servants missing. Foul play? Of course! But of what nature? Since the Johnsons seem to have left under their own steam this mystery is not urgent and the tone of the book proceeds in a more leisurely and unhurried way even than Phryne's normally sybaritic routine. Greenwood captures the feel of a long vacation with not much to do, creating a perfect read for one's own long weekend or day at the beach.
With cocktails, naturally.