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Walk on Earth a Stranger, by Rae Carson

Leah Westfall is happy with her family on their claim in Georgia. Her father may be sick, her family may be poor, and she may be saddled with most of the farm’s chores, but her parents love her, and she … Continue reading

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The Quick, by Lauren Owen (audio)

I’m not going to summarize this book the way I usually do in reviews, for two reasons. First, I knew almost nothing about the book going in, and that influenced my experience with it. Second, this is the sort of … Continue reading

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Dodger, by Terry Pratchett (audio)

I don’t have much to say about this book. It’s historical fiction, pulling in all sorts of figures recognizable from both fiction and real life. Dodger – the narrator – encounters Charles Dickens, Sweeney Todd, Queen Victoria, and others I’m … Continue reading

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Destiny Disrupted, by Tamim Ansary (audio)

Subtitled: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes It comes as no surprise that different parts of the world view the history of the world in different ways, or that the western view of history that I learned in … Continue reading

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The Romanov Sisters, by Helen Rappaport (audio)

Subtitled: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra. I have long been fascinated by the Romanovs and their fate during the Russian Revolution. At the same time, I learned very little in school about Russia’s politics and … Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke (audio)

This book is way too long and multi-plotted for me to try to describe on my own. I’d paste in the Goodreads synopsis, but that’s also extraordinarily long, so instead, if you don’t really know what this book is about, … Continue reading

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Together Tea, by Marjan Kamali

I’m taking a break from my HP rereading to escape into a few quiet, soft comfort books in December. Together Tea was first up on my list. The back of the book synopsis is a bit misleading, I felt, and the GoodReads … Continue reading

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Emma (series), by Kaoru Mori

Vague series synopsis: A maid named Emma in 19th-century London becomes romantically attached to a man above her station. He loves her as well, and the two of them must navigate this treacherous ground together. I read the first volume … Continue reading

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And Then She Fell, by Stephanie Laurens (audio)

Henrietta doesn’t believe in the necklace charm that has been passed down through the ladies of her family and, for years, to her. She doesn’t believe it will help her find her “hero,” but instead believes she will remain a … Continue reading

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