Tag: England

Aug 03

Book Review: The Map That Changed the World

The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester I usually love books like this, and I usually don’t review books that I haven’t finished, but I don’t know if I want to waste any more time on this one. I’m 93 hard-won pages into this and I think I’m going to quit. So far …

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Apr 23

Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray This book had a few rough patches and a few bursts of brilliance that evened each other out. I liked this book overall, especially for the surprising feminist undertones, but it had a rough start. It starts out in India, on the day of Gemma’s 16th birthday, …

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Dec 18

Book Review: Victory of Eagles

Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik When I finished this book, I immediately bought the next one in the series. I’m really enjoying the characters and the world and how different each novel is from the one that preceded it. This novel is set once again in England, but the decisions and the events in …

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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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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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