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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November
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August 2019
04
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by Aidan K. Morrissey I usually don't read character lists at the beginning of a novel because in a totally fiction novel, ...
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by Lara Maiklem Non-fiction This was a rather interesting book about an activity I hadn't known about before, though it s...
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For my tastes, this series isn't quite as strong as her Chicagoland Vampire series, in terms of either storyline or writing. ...
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I thoroughly enjoy this series, and I enjoyed this one too, but I think it might be the one I liked least. Anyone who has r...
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This year I've decided to tackle my TBR pile by reading thirty books from it that are the first in a series and assess my eag...
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Nope. No babies here, but I was told to expect a new niece or nephew and I've been intrigued by this book since shelving it i...
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Redwall by Brian Jacques has been touted as a classic but I'm not sure this is one I would recommend. I found it predictable,...
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“Members of the Jury,” said Sir Andrew, rolling the phrase on his tongue to impart novelty to the commonplace, “you are calle...
June 2019
10
reviewed: Armadale (Collins)
This is a fine old melodrama. It's really much too long and complicated to be easily adapted to a play (although Collins did ...
Armadale - Wilkie Collins
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June 2019
07
reviewed: Murder at Midnight (Challinor)
Going to visit an older relative and looking for something we could read and discuss together, I sought out (1) a mystery nov...
Murder at Midnight (Rex Graves Mystery #7) - C.S. Challinor
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reviewed: The Gown (Robson)
As is the fashion, this novel has chronologically separate narrative streams told in alternating chapters. In this case, the ...
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding - Jennifer Robson
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I won't give this book a rating. I don't know enough about South Africa and the history of Apartheid to know which parts of M...