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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January 2020
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've seen so many people gush over Alex and Henry for months and months now, and I totally ge...
reviewed: Still Life (Penny)
The title of this book has at least two meanings in the context of the work: first, and most obviously, the victim of the mur...
Still Life - Louise Penny
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reviewed: Death in Focus (Perry)
This is the first in a new series, with a new chronological setting, from Anne Perry. Elena Standish is a photographer, but w...
Death in Focus - Anne Perry
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Having read and enjoyed The Hunger by Alma Katsu I was looking forward to The Deep, an old fashioned ghost story occuring abo...
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There is something about this book that reminds me of an Agatha Christie plot. Days after she is the victim of a home invasio...
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'A Little Princess' is the story of young Sara Crewe. She is brought by her father from India to be boarded and educated in L...
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From a young age, Josephine Baker knew that the world owed her more than what she was given. Born into poverty and racial se...
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This book is due for an American release, but since it was published in the UK in 2014, I'm publishing the review now. Drou...
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Like a Québécois Bridget Jones’s Diary, Marie-Renée Lavoie’s Autopsy of a Boring Wife tells the hysterically funny and ultima...
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Forced to abandon his undercover role as leader of the Dendarii Mercenaries, Miles Vorkosigan persuades Emperor Gregor to app...
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Sleep In The Dust of the Earth is a disturbingly fun little novella that caught me off guard in the best of ways. It tells ...
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I love secretive thrillers almost as much as I love horror novels so I was excited when I heard about The Dead Girls Club bec...
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I don’t think this was a book for me. And I can’t recommend listening to it on audio the first time around because during the...