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review 2020-01-20 02:30
Fortune's Pawn
Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach

Devi is a mercenary whose life goal is to be a Devastator (an elite group that serves the king of Paradox). She signs up for a year of security work on The Glorious Foul because she'll get credit for 5 years and serve 1. However, all is now what it seems.
I liked the writing and I thought the world interesting. However, I would have liked more backstory on the different species and planets (why don't Paradoxians like the Terrans and vice versa for example). I liked Devi, but had trouble connecting with her. I found this was very easy to pick up and put back down. I wasn't really that invested in her story. Then that fucked up ending. I disliked that

mainly because Rupert took any choice any. 'Cause he knows best.

(spoiler show)

For Romance-opoly Outer Space Sun track.

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text 2019-11-19 19:24
Buying and Gifting Fortune Cookies Was Never This Exciting

A box of fortune cookies is one of the most amazing gift-options. These delicious-gifts are full of yummy taste and excitement. The excitement of knowing what fortune-message a cookie is carrying inside. This surely is the best way to show your affection towards someone (who is receiving a gift). You can show your love, care, and respect in the sweetest way ever. Presently, custom printed cookies are in trend. These products exciting up to the extent that buying and gifting fortune cookies was never this much fun. These products not only surprise the recipients but enthralls the presenters to see million-dollar smile & happiness on faces of people they care, they value.


Customization and Personalization


Nowadays, everything can be customized and given a personal touch. You can give a personal touch to the gift box full of fortune cookies. Let us know how can you customize these sweetly surprising cookies.


  • You can choose the flavor of the cookies
  • You can also choose the size and color of the cookies
  • You can also give a personal touch to the piece-of-paper carrying fortune-message that is hidden inside the cookies
  • You can customize the fortune-message
  • You can choose the style and color of the font printed on the piece-of-paper
  • One of the most interesting parts of customization is that you can now have cookies with photographs printed on them



It is easy to place an order for custom printed cookies. You can place an order online. You can share all your preferences and get the custom-gifts ready. If you have decided to present these delicious items with fortune-message as a gift-option, you must approach Lady Fortunes Inc, which is the Nation’s premier Giant Fortune Cookie Company allowing people to choose what they want and enjoy their order. 


For more information, visit LadyFortunes.com


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text 2019-10-12 20:01
Reading progress update: I've read 191 out of 191 pages.
The Begum's Fortune - Jules Verne

okay. I just plowed all the way through this, after reading what I had left of The New York Detective.


gotta love Verne the visionary - even in lesser works - but this SF/Spy thing decides to go from anti-climax to anti-climax. the first half is more interesting. the second half should have been more fun than it was. I did like Max’s escape from Stahlstadt, though; entertaining spy-jinks.


this book has a good chance of offending Germans...and to break up any monotony, the Chinese.

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text 2019-09-28 15:03
Reading progress update: I've read 288 out of 288 pages.
The Great Fortune - Olivia Manning

“You think there’ll be a revolution?”

“Something of the sort. But, worse than that, the country itself will fall apart. Rumania cannot preserve her great fortune. She has been too foolish and too weak. As for our chances …” He laughed again. “They depend on knowing when to get away.”

Guy took Harriet’s arm. “We’ll get away all right.”

She said: “We’ll get away because we must. The great fortune is life. We must preserve it.”

They turned from the map of France with the swastika at its centre and walked home through the empty streets.

Ok, I'm hooked, and I really cannot remember the last time I was hooked by a story that had no discernible plot whatsoever. 

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text 2019-09-28 14:51
Reading progress update: I've read 284 out of 288 pages.
The Great Fortune - Olivia Manning

Harriet said: “Let’s go and watch.”

She tried to move, but Clarence caught her elbow, determined to retain her attention. He kept repeating: “You could save me.”

She laughed impatiently: “Save yourself, Clarence. You said that Guy is a fool. There may be ways in which that sort of fool is superior to you. You show your wisdom by believing in nothing. The truth is, you have nothing to offer but a wilderness.” 

Harriet Pringle is such a fab character. 

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