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Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

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The Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 31/128 pages
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
Progress: 71 %
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Dissolution ★★★★☆

Dissolution  - C.J. Sansom, Steven Crossley

Excellent historical mystery. This is the first in a recurring character series, and the first I’ve read of this author. An attorney in Tudor England, working for Thomas Cromwell, seeks to solve the murder of another of Cromwell’s agents in a monastery. Bonus mystery thrown in, and lots of interesting historical detail, which forced me to read up a little on Cromwell and the Reformation, which I only vaguely remembered from high school World History classes. I especially enjoyed the character development over the course of the book, of both the main and secondary characters.

 

Audiobook via Audible. I had purchased it so long ago that I don’t even remember why, because it’s certainly not something I’d spend my precious Audible credits on. Maybe it was on sale. I enjoyed Steven Crossley’s performance on the audio very much.

 

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