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text 2018-03-24 20:23
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
The High Tide Club - Mary Kay Andrews

This book isn't making a lot of sense. A woman hires a lawyer to stop the state from taking her land and tells her to find her three friends who were part of a so called High Tide Club. Then she tells her that one of them still sees her and the other friend is dead. So that's just one friend she needs to find. This is my puzzled face.

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review 2018-03-24 18:02
All Good Things by Emma Newman
All Good Things: The Split Worlds - Book Five - Emma Newman

Series: The Split Worlds #5


*Mild spoilers but nothing that isn't hinted at earlier in the series*


This was the last installment in the Split Worlds series and it was great! The Split Worlds is an urban fantasy series that features Cathy, a woman who grew up in the Nether (a kind of pocket dimension that divides our world, Mundanus, from the world of the Fae) under the patronage of the Fae. She wasn't keen on spending the rest of her days under the yoke of this ultra-conservative society (people don't age in the Nether, so the people in charge were born hundreds of years ago), so she arranges to go to university and then runs away.


The series starts off with her being dragged backed to her family kicking and screaming to be married off, and as the series progresses she tries to find avenues to be a force for change from within. This book starts off with her having run away from her husband and her learning more about sorcery (note: the sorcerers in this universe are pretty awesome but are also major dickwads) and then she finds herself in a position with the possibility of burning the whole thing down. Should she help merge the Fae reality with the mundane world and would this essentially mean condemning the people who have lived in the Nether with the expectation of living more or less indefinitely to death by eventual old age?


Well, read to find out. I definitely recommend this series. I shall have to pick up the last three books in audio so that I can enjoy them again on a reread.


I just keep picturing the final world having the possibilities of that episode of Doctor Who where time got broken.

(spoiler show)


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text 2018-03-24 17:29
Reading progress update: I've read 38 out of 496 pages.
Le premier jour - Marc Levy

"Impossible de repasser chez moi, je n'ai jamais pu retrouver la clé de mon appartement en faisant mes valises au Chili. Je crois me souvenir que je dispose d'un double dans le tiroir de mon bureau ; j'attendrai la soirée pour retrouver la poussière qui a dû envahir mon logement depuis mon départ."*


He's just gotten back from Chile after been sent home after suffering from altitude sickness. I mean, not being able to find his key to his London apartment is pretty funny, but aren't there insurance issues with just leaving your home vacant without anyone checking on it for months??


I'm dropping my other books for the moment in order to go on a French kick in preparation for my exam on Monday. Really I should be writing this is French too but very few people who follow me can read it so I'm cheating. It's an oral exam, so I feel it's more important to feel comfortable in it than studying per se and feeling comfortable means naturally thinking in it. Watching French TV and reading in French helps with that.



*Rough translation:

"Impossible to go by my place first, I was never able to find the key to my apartment while packing in Chile. I think I remember that I have a spare in my office desk drawer; I'll wait till evening to discover the dust that has invaded my home since my departure."

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review 2018-03-24 15:36
Maelyn - Anita Valle

Such a cute fairy tale.
These nine princesses are highly unusual. I won't tell you why, but I will tell you that they are smart. This novella centers on the eldest princess, Maelyn. She is a great ruler, smart, beautiful and fair. She is not one to hurt her family or loved ones, and basically saves them from an evil source. It was a quick and delightful read!



Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2018/03/maelyn-by-anita-valle-14.html
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review 2018-03-24 02:53
Blight - Alexandra Duncan

It was a great book that had an interesting plot and kept me up late reading but if someone I knew where to read it I would not feel the need to spoil it. There where many twists but about half of them I could predict. This was not my favorite book but I really enjoyed it and overall it ranks high on the list of all books I have read. I recommend it to anyone who likes to read subtly distopian si-fi.  

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