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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Opening Night at Mary's Place is the hottest ticket in the galaxy - a brand-new bar with some old familiar faces. Jake's back...
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I picked up the annotated copy of the whole trilogy a few years ago at a book sale along with some other Dragonlance and Forg...
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The Poetry Reading (Date unknown) by Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938) [x]
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No one ever calls at 3 am to tell you you’ve won the lottery, am I right? When Abi’s phone rings in the middle of the night s...
reviewed: Antonina: or, The Fall of Rome (Collins)
This is Wilkie Collins' first published novel, and it definitely shows. I am generally a fan of the expansiveness of Victoria...
Antonina: The Fall of Rome - Wilkie Collins
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Any book that is labeled for fans of Leigh Bardugo has a lot to live up to. I typically try not to get too hype when I see th...
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Whichever way you added up your plans, you should always leave a margin on either side for luck. This was my first experienc...
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In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraor...
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Not my first time seeing Coriolanus performed, but the performance that I have most enjoyed. This was the Stratford (Ont.) v...
reviewed: The Christian's Wedding Ring, containing Five Letters and a Series of Poems, written by A Lady with the Sincere Desire of Sowing the Seeds of Union in the Christian Church
I'm being a bit disingenuous marking this "read". Unless you're passionately interested in obscure Christian theological apol...
The Christian's wedding ring [microform]: containing five letters and a series of poems - Jane Porter
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Susannah is a widow with a teenage son who wasn’t expecting romance. Then she meets Max after he’s crashed a party to meet an...
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It is not often that I read a book by a new author and think...wow! that was a thrilling ride.November Road by Lou Berney sim...