Category Archive: Book Review

Oct 12

Book Review: Tropic of Serpents

The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan This is the second book in this series, and it’s similar to the first one in that it has the same charming Victorian-ish voice. It differs from the first book in that it takes place in a vastly different climate and culture (pseudo African instead of pseudo European) …

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Sep 29

Book Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford This is a great book about the most amazing conquerors in human history, who not only united a huge chunk of the earth’s landmass under one banner, but left behind a legacy of unified law and trade that impacted human history forever. Before …

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Sep 24

Book Review: Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories by Terrence Holt This is that rare combination of memoirs: an interesting life lived by someone who cares deeply about the craft of writing. Terrance Holt recounts an amalgamation of stories about his work as a doctor, mostly revolving around his rotations and internships. I really like medical stories, especially …

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Sep 15

Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising by Marie Kondo My friend told me about this a year or two ago, calling it “a hoot” and recently it’s been coming up more and more in the media, so I put this popular book on hold at the library. I …

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Sep 10

Book Review: The Seance

The Seance by John Harwood This definitely delivers on the Gothic horror front. It’s moody, gloomy, and has plenty of lovers who die tragically in their youth. It has a treacherous bad guy, plenty of innocent maidens, and a crumbling old wreck of a house set in the middle of the haunted wood. The story …

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