Reading notes, week 23

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June 12: Under the Vale and other tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey and others. Another mixed bag, and I think I missed it in the first round. Two of the stories were in series I don’t care for, but most were better than the average Valdemar-collection stuff. This is so fanfic, for all it purports to be edited by Mercedes Lackey herself.

June 8: Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey and others. (Also tales of Karse. And Rethwellan.) I read this almost exactly a year ago (Week 22, 2020) but skimmed and skipped more than I’m doing now.

June 7: Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie. Didn’t remember this one much either except that it had a (rather nice) first-person narrator. –Grr! Period-true racism, “be sure and shout it. Arabs don’t understand anything said in an ordinary ‘English’ voice.”
Lots of period-true racism. I’m glad I read the other one first, now I could read this one as documentation.

June 6: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, to finish off my Colonel Race mini-binge (he’s just appeared, almost halfway in). I must have read it at some time but didn’t remember much. Peak Poirot! What I remembered was in fact Murder in Mesopotamia so that one’s next.

Index of reading notes is here.

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