Tag Archives: fiction

Beartown – Fredrik Backman

This book wrecked me. It kept me up until three in the morning, and though I dreaded picking it up again the next day I did – thank God I started this on a Saturday – and I finished it … Continue reading

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The Eight – Katherine Neville

I read The Eight a long time ago, and loved it. It’s happened before with Open Road books on Netgalley – I like to request books I know and give a bit of a boost to their reissue. It’s also … Continue reading

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On love and death and fiction

So, I started writing this the night there was a (possible) (unconfirmed) (oh please no) major character death on The Walking Dead. (And then I forgot all about this, perhaps distracted by the long wait for confirmation.) I sat watching … Continue reading

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Writers’ Tricks of the Trade – Morgan St. James (LTER)

Wow. This is a LibraryThing Early Reviewer book, and I’m really reconsidering whether I’ll finish this or not. The one-star rating this wears on LT and GoodReads right now is provisional; I honestly don’t know if I’ll go open it … Continue reading

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Susan Dexter: The best for last – The True Knight

It was with some sadness that I picked up The True Knight. This was the third book of the second trilogy Susan Dexter wrote about Calandra and its surrounds, and the last of her books in my reread (having read … Continue reading

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Valeria’s Last Stand – Mark Fitten

This was an impulse buy at a library sale – gorgeous jacket, a story that sounded fun, worth a shot.  And it was fun.  Mostly. The Valeria of the title is a woman in her 60’s who one day, while … Continue reading

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