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.

Today
May
15
September 2020
13
liked:
I am not a fan of horror, but I'm a big fan of old-fashioned ghost stories, when read in broad daylight. I've been a big fan...
August 2020
31
reviewed: Five Children and It (Nesbit)
It would have been of little interest to me as a child, but this was published in 1902, which means it predates the superfici...
Five Children and It - E. Nesbit
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June 2020
14
started following:
May 2020
20
reviewed: A Man Lay Dead (Marsh)
I've left myself in the interesting position of trying to review, at a distance of several weeks, two country house mysteries...
A Man Lay Dead - Ngaio Marsh
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April 2020
23
liked:
My first Miss Marple story was tremendous fun, although I do wish she'd gotten a little more face time. I have to spoiler tag...
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Imaginary Friend is a hard book to review. I struggled even with deciding on how many stars to rate it. It's kind of a mess, ...
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There are many curses that people place upon themselves and their descendants, some are the rest of their actions and others ...
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'All Mortal Flesh' is book five in this crime series about a woman priest and the Chief of Police of a small town of Millers ...
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FBI agent Eliott Cooper is tasked with finding 5 children who have disappeared in similar circumstances in a dark and mysteri...
reviewed: The Nursing Home Murder (Marsh)
Since I was reading a biography of Ngaio Marsh, I decided to pick up a couple of her mysteries from the library to remind mys...
The Nursing Home Murder - Ngaio Marsh
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April 2020
21
liked:
I think this book is a classic. It gives me Mattie Ross entire, from indomitable fifteen-year-old (boy, would the term 'teena...
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This was a quick fun read. I'm really digging the Brimstone Inc. series so far! I loved the dynamic between the shifters huma...