Category Archives: 2019

Rosmersholm; The Christmas Hirelings (audio)

I listened to a couple short classics (one play, one novella) a couple weeks back. Since they were both short and my thoughts on them are equally so, I decided to review them both in the same post. The two … Continue reading

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King of Scars, by Leigh Bardugo

Time has passed since the end of the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. The country of Ravka has tentative peace, but is still threatened by enemies without and within. King Nicholai is determined to heal his country, … Continue reading

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The Eating Instinct, by Virginia Sole-Smith

Subtitled: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America When the author’s first child stopped eating as an infant, she had to relearn everything she knew about food and hunger. In researching this, she moved into researching food culture in … Continue reading

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton

From the book flap: Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some … Continue reading

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The Retreat, by Mark Edwards

Lucas is off to a writers’ retreat in Wales, very near where he spent the first few years of his life. He’s a horror writer hoping for inspiration, but doesn’t expect the house of his retreat to be embroiled in … Continue reading

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Gut Reactions, by Simon Quellen Field (audio)

Subtitled: The Science of Weight Gain or Loss Two notes before I begin. First, this is not a diet book or a self-help book. This is a book (primarily) about body science, dealing with the complexities and intricacies that make … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Stair, by Maureen Johnson (audio)

This is the much-anticipated (by me) sequel to Truly Devious, and so I won’t say anything about the plot and give things away for the first book. This is a double mystery, after all! When I read Truly Devious last … Continue reading

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