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the-giver-bookworm asked: Hi :)! First, thank you for taking the time to do recs, that's awesome. I love crime novels and I can't find one I like right now. I'm in love with authors like Michaël Connelly and Camilla Läckberg, Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I prefer a whodunnit over a thriller and I think that's all :). Thank you in advance!

bookmatchmaker:

Hi the-giver-bookworm!

Have you read The Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch? I was just searching around on goodreads because I also love whodunits and it sounds really neat! I’m checking it out for sure. Here is the description of the third book on goodreads! 

The third book in the Charles Lenox series finds the gentleman detective trying to balance a heated race for Parliament with the investigation of the mysterious simultaneous deaths of two veteran reporters. It’s Christmas, 1866, and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox, recently engaged to his best friend, Lady Jane Grey, is happily celebrating the holiday in his Mayfair townhouse. Across London, however, two journalists have just met with violent deaths—one shot, one throttled. Lenox soon involves himself in the strange case, which proves only more complicated as he digs deeper. However, he must leave it behind to go north to Stirrington, where he is fulfilling a lifelong dream: running for a Parliamentary seat. Once there, he gets a further shock when Lady Jane sends him a letter whose contents might threaten their nuptials. In London, the police apprehend two unlikely and unrelated murder suspects. From the start, Lenox has his doubts; the crimes, he is sure, are tied, but how? Racing back and forth between London and Stirrington, Lenox must negotiate the complexities of crime and politics, not to mention his imperiled engagement. As the case mounts, Lenox learns that the person behind the murders might be closer to him—and his beloved—than he knows.

Let me know if you read it and if you’re considering using the book depository I’d appreciate if you’d use this link or the button on the top of my page! 

Love the Charles Finch series! You may want to try the Rhys Bowen series too (she has 3 — Evan Evans, Molly McGuire and my favorite — Her Royal Spyness) and the very best series of ALL time is the Campion books by Margery Allingham .. and the Peter Whimsey series and …

Anonymous asked: What do you plan on doing as a career after college? I want to get an English degree but I'm not sure what to do as a job.

bookmad:

i honestly have no idea and it’s becoming a huge problem. :(

Take heart dear English majors — most of my friends were liberal arts majors — and we all got jobs (and careers!). You can read, write, and learn. And bookmad —I just assumed you are or will be a YA writer/librarian somewhere.

maptitude1:

This map shows what Portland, OR might look like after a 250’ sea level rise. (Here’s a similar one for Seattle.)

oh noooo .. where’s Powell’s books?

maptitude1:

This map shows what Portland, OR might look like after a 250’ sea level rise. (Here’s a similar one for Seattle.)

oh noooo .. where’s Powell’s books?

runlololorun:

Okay, I finished California! I’m ready to talk about it now!

(I think. I finished it right before bed last night and had weird communal living dreams, including that I’d adopted a baby with some version of Laura Prepon and we were staying in this house with a bunch of randos for $18 a day and it was no bueno.)

Alas — it is still on hold — I’ve moved up to 14 out of 26

(via reblogbookclub)

mapsontheweb:

'Our war with Spain'

The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American attacks on Spain’s Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine–American War.

mapsontheweb:

'Our war with Spain'

The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American attacks on Spain’s Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine–American War.

mapsontheweb:

Countries with Universal Health Care
The U.S. stands almost entirely alone among developed nations that lack universal health care.

mapsontheweb:

Countries with Universal Health Care

The U.S. stands almost entirely alone among developed nations that lack universal health care.

(Source: The Atlantic)