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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February
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February 2019
08
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I gave The Wife Between Us five stars when I read it in 2017. It was so twisty and so turny and filled with dark surprises th...
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For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculat...
reviewed: The Gem Collector (Wodehouse)
This was the quintessential airplane read - free in e-version, ephemeral and amusing, and just long enough to take one from o...
The Gem Collector - P.G. Wodehouse
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Whilst we were dancing, the ghost of Rosemary hovers near George’s glass and drops in some cleverly materialized cyanide—any ...
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I don't have much to say about this one other than that I enjoyed the mystery and enjoyed Poirot's interactions with Miss Gre...
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In a rather privileged gated estate called Withered Vale,a woman's body is found in her cottage. Apparently she has been dead...
reviewed: Skim (Tomaki)
It's unlikely I ever would have picked up a graphic novel, particularly a young adult one, had it not appeared on my "CBC 100...
Skim - Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
read and rated
February 2019
04
reviewed: Deathworld (Harrison)
If ever you needed convincing that "classic" science fiction, as published in the various periodicals in the mid 20th-century...
Deathworld - Harry Harrison
read and rated
February 2019
2
finished reading:
January 2019
28
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Normal isn't normal. It's a serial killer book from the perspective of the serial killer, so what would you expect? We follow...
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I requested The Nightingale Girls because it immediately reminded me of Call The Midwife. Set in London's East End during the...
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Mrs. Livesay (c.1851) by Sir Francis Grant, P.R.A. [x]
January 2019
25
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TW: Rape, Violence, AbuseI had to sit on this review for quite a while, because my feelings about this book were all over the...