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.

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April 2018
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Cleopatra VII was raised in the tumultuous Egyptian political climate. From her infancy she was prepared by her father to on...
reviewed: The Return of the Firebird: Evgeny Plushenko, an Image of the New Russia (Tuncay)
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, very young well-off university men who indulged in "poetical effusions" could get...
The Return of the Firebird: Evgeny Plushenko, an Image of the New Russia - Vildan Bahar Tuncay
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reviewed: The Day the Falls Stood Still (Buchanan)
I'm a sucker for anything waterfall-related, fictional, non-fictional or pictorial, so Buchanan had me at "hello" with this q...
The Day the Falls Stood Still - Cathy Marie Buchanan
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She has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself.After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, La...
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"Dead Cold" (published in the US under the less pleasingly ambiguous and less accurate title of "A Fatal Grace") surprised me...
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"The last thing I needed was an accident, since I hadn't bothered to change out of my pyjama bottoms and slippers"...Within t...
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Much like when I reviewed Jane Goodall's In the Shadow of Man, I quickly fell in love with the gorillas that Dian Fossey desc...
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I got three-quarters of the way through this book before abandoning it. According to the ebook software, I had about an hours...
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I selected this book based on an online recommendation. The cover and description were appealing, so I decided to give it a s...
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I immediately fell for The Little Red Wolf because of the beautiful artwork. It is a real pleasure for the eyes, and I especi...
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I'm afraid of flying, so whatever drove me to read a horror book with a plane on the cover right before boarding a flight bea...
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The Eight King was a difficult book for me. I wanted to like it so bad. It was original fantasy, set against a Chinese backgr...
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