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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I have always thought postage stamps were neat. I admit I'm the ass in the post office line asking if I can see all the curr...
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In my review of The Accidental Scientist, I raved about how much I enjoyed the book, but that I had reservations about the wa...
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Somehow I managed to miss Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampire series, so I came to "The Veil" with no expectations other than i...
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I have never been a big Harry Potter fan and I havenĀ“t even read book six and seven yet. But the audiobooks narrated by Steph...
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Elfquest debuted in 1978 and has a strong cult following - its notable in having a planned conclusion. It takes itself very s...
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My verdict is in: Despite the similarity of star ratings, Christmas Through the Decades is the better of his Christmas collec...
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I saw this in my local just before Christmas and snatched it up, as my not-so-secret fantasy is to own a bookshop (me, not th...
reviewed: Richard Burton: Prince of Players (Munn)
This biography of Richard Burton is, I would guess, highly unreliable as to details. Although Michael Munn, the author, was i...
Richard Burton: Prince of Players - Michael Munn
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Their slouching posture, their love of carrion, have helped to make crows symbols of death, yet few if any other birds are so...
reviewed: Cranford (Gaskell)
"Although the ladies of Cranford know all each other's proceedings, they are exceedingly indifferent to each other's opinions...
Cranford (Penguin Popular Classics) - Elizabeth Gaskell
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Beneath the Sugar Sky is the third book in the 'Wayward Children' series, but this is my first experience with Seanan McGuire...