A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books

Notes and reflections - not really worthy to be called reviews - written at various times over a long life of eclectic reading.

Today
December
16
October 2018
19
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Grace Darling is the daughter of the Longstone Lighthouse keeper in the Farne Islands. She has dedicated her life to helping ...
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"What Haunts Me" has an original and fascinating premise. Thirty-three-year-old George Sinclair, a realtor in San Francisco, ...
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This just didn't work for me at all, and I'm so disappointed. The synopsis made it seem like it should be right in my wheelho...
October 2018
17
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"Silence Fallen" is the tenth Mercy Thompson book, a point where some series start to creak, strain and repeat themselves. Pa...
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A lazy Sunday afternoon at a U.S Air Force base on a quiet Greek island is shattered when a WWI-era German fighter attacks an...
reviewed: The Birth House (McKay)
Given that this falls into a subgenre of literary women's fiction that I flippantly call the "gynecological novel", I enjoyed...
The Birth House - Ami McKay
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started following:
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reviewed: Gone Girl (Flynn)
Following along in my great tradition of reading the trendiest books long after their trend is over, I finally got around to ...
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
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October 2018
15
reviewed: The Girl on the Balcony (Hussey)
I'm sorry to say that I came to this because, in connection with #metoo discussions, someone mentioned a nasty sexual assault...
The Girl on the Balcony: Olivia Hussey Finds Life After Romeo and Juliet - Olivia Hussey
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October 2018
14
finished reading:
October 2018
6
finished reading:
September 2018
20
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It is, by this time, a cliche: boring business dude meets a manic pixie dreamgirl who shakes up his days, keeps him up all ni...
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Maybe it's nostalgia, maybe it was the disappointment of the last book, maybe the potato finally got digested, whatever it wa...