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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July 2017
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I picked this one up last year when it was offered as a kindle freebie. I'm glad I did, because it ended up being one of thos...
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Women in the Garden (1875) by Hugo Salmson [x]
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‘Let us not search further for the mythological animals,’ said Cuvier. ‘The mantichore or destroyer of men which carries a hu...
July 2017
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There were a lot of characters to sort through and mysteries to unravel in this story, but it wasn’t too complex to easily fo...
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Petar Belic raised his racquet high in the air, his body arched back in the service motion recognizable to thousands of tenni...
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This second book in the Haunted Renovation mystery series was a fun enough, but distressingly heavy on Romance and light on M...
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Not sure what it was, but something was missing from this one. I still enjoyed it, still found it a fun read, but, I don't k...
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“A Peace Divided” follows on directly from “An Ancient Peace”, making it the seventh Torin Kerr book. If you haven’t read the...
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Better than the first. It's got most of the same elements, but instead of the noir mystery aspect this one has hardcore polit...
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“The Guise Of Another” was a very disappointing read. It was a book I persevered with rather than savoured.It started as a fa...
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I was lured into requesting this book from Netgalley when I received an email that promised me many juicy secrets and perfect...
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The Third Chronicles of Illumination picks up right after book two. Johanna and Jackson have almost caught the shapeshifter ...
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Let me get the most egregious bit out of the way: the editing was bad. I'd go so far as to say no human being copy-edited t...
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I was eager to read this book, the Reformation one of my favorite eras of history and having written about Mary I of England ...
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As it turns out I couldn´t endure this book any longer (I´ve read 355 pages and after that I started skim reading). It´s Ca...