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Victoria Reads Books

Global citizen, adventurer, ponderer. Lover of coffee, books, and the Oxford comma. Infected by wanderlust, enchanted by stories. Might occasionally be a photo blog.

Currently reading

Emma
Jane Austen
Progress: 230/412 pages
Le Petit Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Eight Great Comedies
Sylvan Barnet, Morton Berman, William Burton
The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction, Compact Edition: Stories and Authors in Context
Dana Gioia, R.S. Gwynn
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Aylmer Maude, E.B. Greenswood

(Very Brief) Review: The Hangman, by Louise Penny

The Hangman - Louise Penny

I'm currently in the middle of a one-hour break at school that ends in seven minutes, so this will be a quick review. I felt like reading a book that would take me under half an hour to read, so I picked this up, 'The Hangman' by Canadian author Louise Penny. Although this book is written in the style of a book for young children, the content is evidently for older readers (ie. the large font size + words like "shit"). Penny is a skilful mystery writer, managing to weave together an intriguing tale in a unique setting. Penny is probably one of my favourite 21st century Canadian authors. I'm looking forward to reading more of her works.