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The Road to Little Dribbling – Bill Bryson

I’ve always enjoyed Bill Bryson. I loved A Walk in the Woods and The Mother Tongue and his Shakespeare book, etc. This? Not this. I couldn’t manage this. Yes, it was lovely to learn that we’ve all been pronouncing “Everest” wrong … Continue reading

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Dark Pursuits – Tony Evans

When I started reading this, I realized it had eight ratings on Goodreads, averaging 3.25. And I noticed that its publisher, Endeavour Press, gave it five stars. Which did not bode well. At all. It’s an interesting idea for a book, picking … Continue reading

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A Daring Sacrifice – Jody Hedlund

Reasons I quit this book: 1) First person narrator refers to her horse as her “steed” and her “mount” – in the same sentence. And giving it full rein means letting it “plod at a leisurely pace”. 2) First person … Continue reading

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Stone Devil Duke – K.J. Jackson

I made it just halfway through this. I have no idea what all those five-star reviewers were reading; not this. It can’t have been this. You can’t really blame me for the length of this review; about half of it … Continue reading

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Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash

Well. This has gotten a whole raft of five-star reviews (including from at least one person who doesn’t seem to have read it yet). I’m afraid this isn’t one of them. I take it this was supposed to be in … Continue reading

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A Flower for the Queen (Netgalley)

A Flower for the Queen was quite a disappointment. It’s described in its blurbs as an adventure story set in South Africa in the 1700’s, and just seemed like an overall fascinating story. I’ll never really know, I guess, because … Continue reading

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Desolate – Amy Miles (Netgalley)

I’m afraid I didn’t get terribly far in this book. Even after so many books which have done so much to change my opinion, I still don’t like the present tense. It fights me as a reader. It’s – well, … Continue reading

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Graynelore – Stephen Moore

I don’t like abandoning books, especially books I’ve accepted from Netgalley (because this was received free from the publisher through Netgalley for review, thank you to them). But after fighting the prose to about 15%, I decided to cut my … Continue reading

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