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text 2019-10-25 19:55
Weekend reads and a poll
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest - G. Weston DeWalt,Anatoli Boukreev
The Muse - Jessie Burton
The Gospel of Loki - Joanne M Harris
The Master - Colm Tóibín
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
Longbourn - Jo Baker

It´s finally friday and I don´t have any plans for this weekend besides reading. Which is my favorite kind of weekend, tbh. 


BT and I are doing a buddy read of Anatoli Boukreev´s "The Climb" and I´m so excited to get started on a non fiction read. I just love a good mountaineering story and I hope this is going to be a good one. I certainly look forward to the transcript of the Mountain Madness Everest debriefing, which is at the back of the book.


And I got some new books over the last couple of weeks and who am I kidding, I want to read them all. So I thought I would let you decide what book I should pick up next after having finished "The Climb" and Pratchetts "Pyramids".


So here is the poll, which I will keep open until I have finished all my ongoing reads:


What should I read next?
The Muse
The Master
The Gospel of Loki
The Night Circus
I´m waiting with bated breath whether or not the poll is working (ETA: it´s working). So feel free to vote and have a lovely weekend everyone.
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review 2019-10-24 18:06
Magic Realism Square
A Cat, a Hat, and a Piece of String - Joanne Harris

I didn't enjoy this collection as much as Harris' first.  The first and last stories are the best and make nice bookends.


The story about loss of a child is good as well.  But the others, I felt a distant from, which is strange because I usually don't feel that way about Harris' work.  She always feels like a very intimate writer too me. 


Maybe because there wasn't much food in this one. 


I do like the use of characters from other stories, and there is more than one tale that feels like a good BBC story.

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text 2019-10-18 20:20
Halloween Bingo 2019: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Extra Square
Chocolat - Joanne Harris
Below the Clock - J.V. Turner


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text 2019-10-17 16:14
Halloween Bingo 2019: Seventeenth Extra Square
Gentlemen & Players - Joanne Harris,Steven Pacey


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review 2019-07-11 18:45
Chocolat #4
The Strawberry Thief (Chocolat #4) - Joanne Harris

The Strawberry Thief returns us to the village of  Lansquenet-sous-Tannes and everyone’s favorite chocolate maker.  Vivane’s Anouk is in Paris, but she, Rosette, and Roux are in Lansquenet.  And then Rosette inherits some land.  This doesn’t sit well with the man’s daughter or entirely with Roux.  And there is also the question of the tattoo artist.


                It’s an interesting Chocolat novel because you don’t really like Viviane and Roux here.  You understand Viviane and her fears, Reynard and his, but Roux is almost dislikable here.


                The book soars when Rosette and Reynaud take over.  It isn’t bad with Viviane but it is Rosette and Reynaud that make the book.  This does not mean the book feels like a book simply written to make money while flogging a dead story.  The plot also contains issues that have been surfacing since the Lollipop Shoes.  There is also far more magic.


                In many ways, the theme of the novel is letting go, moving on, but also coming back.  Which sounds strange but is pretty much what life is.


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