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MirrorMask (children's edition)
Neil Gaiman
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume One: Where on Earth
Ursula K. Le Guin
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Maud Hart Lovelace
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde, Camille Cauti
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey
Vampires, Zombies, & Wanton Souls
Marge Simon
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen I had fun reading Her Royal Spyness. Minor royals struggling financially, working at department store cosmetics counters to make ends meet, and crashing wedding receptions to eat a decent meal every once in awhile--Bowen makes these ideas work, and they make for humorous situations. I also enjoyed meeting her characters, especially Georgiana and Binky. I want to learn more about their bungling but somewhat loveable selves. I do look forward to encountering them in future installments of the HRS series.

What I don't hope to encounter again is a simplistic, predictable mystery. I suspect that many readers will guess the outcome well before page 300. I hope things become more mysterious as I advance through the series. Maybe a cliffhanger or two to pique my interest for the next installment? We'll see if Bowen builds anticipation from one book to the next, or if each book in the series stands alone.

A solid, good but not great, read.