Jul 03

Book Review: Throne of Jade

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik This is a pretty good sequel to His Majesty’s Dragon, the start of this excellent series for anyone who adores dragons and/or alternate history set in the Napoleonic wars. At the end of the first book, politics require that Laurence and Temeraire make the long journey around the Cape …

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Jul 03

Book Review: White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg This was a hard book to read (listen to). It’s one of those books where you’re glad to have read it, but you don’t really enjoy the journey. I started it over a month ago, but I had to take it in …

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Jun 25

Book Review: I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith I didn’t realize until I was halfway done with this book that the author also wrote 101 Dalmatians, which I read as a child. It was mentioned in The Billfold, a blog about personal finance, which has a recurring spot where they discuss the finance of children’s literature. …

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Jun 18

Book Review: His Majesty’s Dragon

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik If you love dragons, this series is not to be missed. It’s a cross between the Horatio Hornblower series and the Dragonriders of Pern. What happens when a British naval captain captures a ship that has an unhatched dragon egg on board? Well, he must do his duty and …

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Jun 07

Book Review: In the Labyrinth of Drakes

In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan If this novel had been the same strength as the third one, I would not be eagerly anticipating book #5, but this novel really kicked it up a notch. Politics play a much larger role in this novel, as Lady Trent and Tom Wilkins work with the …

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