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Apr 03

Book Review: League of Dragons

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik If I had to describe this book to someone familiar with the Temeraire series, I’d describe it as “A lot more of the stuff you like.” Usually these books are just fun fun fun from beginning to end, but this is the first one that started to feel like …

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Dec 11

Book Review: Catherine the Great-Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie I usually don’t read biography, but two disparate people recommended this to me in the space of two weeks, so I decided to make an exception. As you might expect, this book is about Catherine II of Russia, one of the most powerful and …

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Oct 02

Book Review – Dead Souls

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol This novel takes place in the early nineteenth century in Russia, and will give you some insight into a time and place you’re probably not overly familiar with. I had no idea that there was a time and place in the world where you weren’t considered middle-class until you owned …

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