Category: Book Review

Oct 22

Book Review: What Einstein Told His Cook

What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained by Robert L. Wolke I think I must have read this book years and years ago and forgot to write a review, which tricked me into thinking I hadn’t read it. It’s a book about kitchen science. It’s good reading for anyone who loves chemistry and cooking, …

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Oct 16

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith This is a good ol’ fashioned murder mystery with a private eye and a beautiful rich victim who jumped to her death. Or did she? As usual, I listened to this book instead of reading it, so I have to guess on the spelling of the names. Cormorant Strike …

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Oct 09

Book Review: Gone With the Wind

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell I’d never read this book, nor seen the movie, but anyone who doesn’t know at least something of Gone With the Wind was probably not raised in America. This book, for better or for worse, defines the Civil War for many people. It’s epic in scope, encompassing both …

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Sep 18

Book Review: Marrow Island

Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith This book has a few cool things to recommend it. It takes place in the Pacific Northwest, alternating between an island off the coast of Washington and a forest in Oregon. The event that triggers all else is the “May Day Quake” that leveled much of the Pacific Northwest …

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Sep 10

Book Review: Parasitic Souls

Parasitic Souls by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is set neither in the Kit Melbourne world nor in the Desert Mages world, but a different alternate world in which magic works. The working title was “Slow Magic Apocalypse” because it was based on the idea that magic started working slowly. …

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