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Dec 18

Book Review: Tongues of Serpents

Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik I’m still very much enjoying this series, though this book wasn’t as excellent as the last one. It’s still good though, a rollicking adventure with high stakes in an exotic land. Novik presents early nineteenth century Australia as a rough land of rough men, and the countryside as a …

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Jun 10

Book Review–Command Decision

Command Decision by Elizabeth Moon One of the things I like about this series is the way Ky’s maturity and power grow with each novel. With her successful encounters, she gains experience and levels up, so to speak. I like that she’s a competent and respected hero. But sometimes, it goes a little too far. …

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Jun 03

Book Review- Engaging the Enemy

Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon I liked this book, and I liked it well enough to immediately go out and purchase the next in the series, but I think in many ways it’s the weakest of the novels. Or maybe I’m just over the excitement of Pirates! In Space! and am starting to notice …

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Aug 01

Book Review: Extra Virginity

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller This is the kind of book I usually adore: food, science, history, politics, people. I also adore olive oil. Mueller does a pretty good job of giving the reader (or listener, in my case) a good overview of the world of olive …

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