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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lion in the Valley

by Elizabeth Peters
Rating 3.5/5
This is book two on my From the Stacks Challenge. This is book 4 in the Amelia Peabody series. I have enjoyed them, but I feel some of the magic disipatating. I'll probably read another one or two. But I did get another book marked off my list. Whipeeee!

15 comments:

angela said...

some of hers are definitely better than others...
my favorite so far is The Mummy Case. and also the first book of hers that i read.

Colleen Gleason said...

Oh oh oh!!! I love Elizabeth Peters. I could go on rapturously about her Vicky Bliss books for hours.

I really loved the Amelia books, especially the first one. Did you know Peters didn't intend for that to become a series, but it was so well-received that she ended up writing the series?

I love the character of Sethos too. I've had him in mind in several books I've written (as-yet not published) and I think John Smythe, from the Vicky Bliss books, might be some form of Sethos.

Love it when Emerson gets all jealous. He heeehheeee!

Joy said...

I never read one by her. Hmmm someone else to look up. :)

Lotus Reads said...

booklogged, congrats on completing book #2 on the stacks challenge! I'm still on #1, but that's only because I'm finding it hard to make time to read!

The Traveller said...

You seem to be good at reading multiple works by authors you enjoyed the first time round - for some reason, I never really do that. Maybe I should take a leaf from your book, as it were...

booklogged said...

Angela, The first one I read was Naked Once More and I really liked it.

Thanks for the suggestion about Vicky Bliss, Colleen. Maybe I'll read one of those next.

Joy, Someone recently sent me a website featuring just mysteries. Oh, my! It almost frightened me to death.

Lotus, sometimes life just gets in the way doesn't it. My husband is always reminding me that for every thing there is a season. Timely advise for this time of year!

Traveller, I didn't used to read series. This is something that's happened to me in the past couple of years. I am growing weary of some.

Framed said...

I've read almost all of the Amelia series and definitely don't like the later ones as well. Ramses is my favorite character but not as much when he's all grown up.

Library Mama said...

Again, the speed with which you read amazes me! I feel as though I will never reach the bottom of my "to be read" pile.

Maybe in my retirement years...

Agapetospaidiske said...

I also enjoy the earlier books much more than the later and have given up on reading the latest in the Amelia Peabody series. Sad, but true.

Carrie K said...

I really liked the first in the Amelia series but it seems most of the series that I read lately seem to really peter out as they go along.

booklogged said...

Framed, I think one of the things that is wearing on my nerves is the way Amelia talks and treats Ramses. The poor boy!

Library Mama, I am semi-retired so that does help a lot. I only have one daughter still at home and I only work part-time.

That's quite a nickname, agapetospaidiske. I've been trying to break it apart into words, but am having no success.

Hello, Carrie. You know, it may be good news that the series peters (no pun intended, right?) out - that just means I can move on to other things.

Deb said...

Young Ramses is one of my all-time favorite literary characters. He's diabolical in his logic and I just adore that. He's not nearly as much fun when he gets older.

But, the History of Love? I love, love, love that book. I've read it twice now and each time had a smile on my face for about the entire last quarter. I just think it's beautiful and unique and really wonderful.

I think I'm going to have to look up the Book Thief . . . it sounds darn good, too!

bookwormaddict said...

Hi!
Thanks for commenting on my blog. Yes, I REALLY REALLY enjoyed The Shadow of the Wind. Definite keeper and I'll probably reread it next year b/c it was that wonderful:)

Framed said...

Booklogged, you will have to keep reading Peters until Ramses gets a little older. He really does turn the pages back on Amelia. I truly enjoyed that!

booklogged said...

Deb, I just finished the next book in the series and I'm liking Ramses and the series better.

Welcome, Bookworm, and thank-you for the strong vote in favor of The Shadow of the Wind.

Hello, Framed, I look forward to that. Like I just mentioned to Deb, I have finished book #5 and liked it much better than 4, so I will read more. Thanks for the heads up.