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Aug 24, 2010 06:57AM

21757 LOL, I just googled it again, and apparently there IS a town of Middlesex in Yates County, New York, so it would work! Sorry everyone!
Aug 24, 2010 06:55AM

21757 Ah. I haven't read the book so I don't know ... though it is on my TBR shelf! I did google before I posted to see if there was anywhere else called Middlesex and nothing came up, but really I have no idea! So I'll just be quiet :)
Aug 23, 2010 01:20PM

21757 Re Middlesex, in England, Middlesex is a county, not a city. There may, of course, be a City of Middlesex elsewhere in the world, but just thought I'd point that out ... :)
Aug 23, 2010 12:29PM

21757 I'm going to use The Testament of Gideon Mack for this task
Aug 22, 2010 01:14AM

21757 Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier would work for this one too.
21757 15.3 Featured on favourite book blog

The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips

Featured on this blog: http://www.lovelytreez.com/?p=36

My Review:
This was a very readable first novel about a mining family in the 1930s. The plot surrounds the mystery of a baby thrown into a well, and two sisters' efforts to find out who did it. I found this to be an enjoyable insight into the hard life of miners during this time, though a little slow at time, and I would recommend this book. I gave it three stars.

Total points: 45
Aug 15, 2010 03:14AM

21757 This is my 6th challenge
21757 Sheila wrote: "SuzieR, I read Mary by Janis Cooke Newman. I wonder if it was released in Britian under the name Mrs. Lincoln. I loved this book. Strange"

Yes it is the same book. It irritates me when they change the titles!
21757 30.3 - Sheila's Task - An Ode To Illinois
A. I have lived in Illinois (The Land of Lincoln) my entire life so for that reason, I would have everyone...Read a book about Abraham Lincoln (A. Lincoln: A Biography) or his wife Mary Todd Lincoln (The Emancipator's Wife).
B. When people think Illinois they think Chicago: Read a book with Chicago in the title (The Chicago Way) or a book that takes place in Chicago (The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America).
C. Chicago is famous for talk show host Oprah Winfrey: Read something from her book club picks over the years. Oprah's Book Club Picks

For A I read Mrs Lincoln by Janis Cooke Newman, a 5* read. As a British girl with next to no knowledge of American history and if I'm honest, very little desire to learn more about American history, I loved this book and was gripped from the beginning.

For C I read A Million Little Pieces by James Frey a controversial Oprah Book Club book! I'm giving this 4*. I enjoyed it .. well actually enjoyed might not be the correct word, but it was a good read.

I'm claiming a Big Books ticket for Mrs Lincoln at 569 pages.

Total Points: 30
Big Books ticket x1
21757 Also, I would highly recommend The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland, set in 1321. This was a 5* read for me!

Her first book Company of Liars would work too, set in 1348 ... I haven't read this one ... hmmmm decisions decisions!
21757 Ooh, great task! I'll move Nefertiti to this one :)
May 31, 2010 01:26PM

21757 I think this is a great task Nicole! The only author I seem to have who is Cancer (and as I'm trying NOT to acquire more books ...) is Anita Daimant, so I'm going with the Red Tent .... I think my second book will be The Lovely Bones, but I will investigate further - had a quick look at page 31 and this is the only one that jumped out at me, but I may have some other options :)
May 31, 2010 10:48AM

21757 Does Mudbound work for the military part?
May 30, 2010 11:48AM

21757 Excellent! Thanks Elizabeth :)
May 30, 2010 10:08AM

21757 I'm a Brit and a bit confused by all this colonies/states business lol! I think someone else mentioned The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, the British version of which is The Lost Book of Salem (I don't get why they change titles for some books!) ... is this ok to read for part B?
May 29, 2010 12:40AM

21757 Jennifer, you are a STAR and I love you! Definitely Dead it will be (I have it in for another task at the moment, but I can swap that for a different one). Thank you so much :)
May 28, 2010 01:11PM

21757 Ok, I have HOW I Live Now ... but no book with an adverb in the title that I can see ...

I have a 'time' - The Book of Tomorrow - but no 'when'

I have several books with names in the title, but none with 'who'

Would some kind soul like to volunteer to check my TBR list for any matching books I've missed?!

May 27, 2010 06:25AM

21757 Would "before" or "after" work for time?
May 25, 2010 06:38AM

21757 I am going to make a start on the summer challenge with Mrs Lincoln ... it's a brick, and I definitely won't get more than half-way by the first!
May 25, 2010 05:56AM

21757 Just finished 10.1 Read a book with a tree on the cover.

I read The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block

The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block

I can't say I really enjoyed this book, though parts of it were moving and sad ... 3 stars.

Total points: 155

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