One more book to read in the Peabody mysteries and then I am done with the series. Unless #20 ever comes out but not holding my breath since the release date keeps getting pushed further ahead.
Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Chronologically the last book in the series, it does kind of show that the series needed to end. Ending the series, (chronologically) with the discovery of a big tomb does bring a sense of excitement to the story, but the big mystery seems convoluted, like it was made up on the fly and the author didn't really know how to solve it.
There were a few funny moments, a few tense moments but on the whole the story follows the usual pattern for the books. All right to read but by this stage, you know the script and what is going to happen but want something "new" to occur.
Peabody herself saves the book, it felt like the character finally returned to her old self in the beginning of the series. Saves the book from being boring.
Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very helpful, possibly a little dry for a person not interested in typography but full of useful info.