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text 2019-11-12 22:03
Colour me underwhelmed
The Lying Game: A Novel - Ruth Ware
The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware
In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware

So The Lying Game is the third Ruth Ware book I've read in quick succession, and all the blurbs tell me that if I'm a fan of Agatha Christie I'm going to love these books.


Nope. Christie's characters are well-drawn (if sometimes a wee bit stereotyped), and easily imagined. All the characters in Ware's books are one-dimensional and instantly forgettable. And most of them are way too stupid to live.





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review 2019-11-12 19:17
Get Wasted Medicinally
Woman's Guide to Cannabis, A - Nikki Furrer

This book would have been perfect to read before I ever went to a dispensary. 


It was filled with recipes, science and an explanation of everything you need to know about what's in weed. And it was all written in a way I could understand. Now I get why a lot of people claim CBD doesn't work. Most CBD you see is actually Hemp oil, which is different and not effective. 


I skipped the section on edibles because I can't eat them. I learned from a budtender that my stomach won't digest and absorb the THC since I have no gallbladder and have had a lot of stomach surgeries. Trust me, I tried edibles several times with little to no effect, and only after wasting money was I informed WHY I wasn't feeling anything. Now I know better.


I vape. Although given our financial situation, I may do both vaping and flower. Flower is cheaper. I just have to adjust to the burn in my throat. I cough a lot and my hubby, who cannot smoke legally due to his job) keeps asking me if I'm dying. Lol This read really helped me understand all the components that give a high or a relief from aches and pains. Now I know what I need to function at work and also what I need to get myself wasted safely. Or just to help me sleep. 


If you are considering doing weed for the first time, I really think this will help.



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review 2019-11-11 16:28
Lady Stuff
Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman - Loryn Brantz

This one wasn't as much fun as I had hoped. I'd previously read some other comics collections like Sarah's Scribbles and I think I liked them more. There was a lot of repetition in this one, and I wouldn't really say this one told any secrets to being a woman.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2019-11-01 11:25
Bone China
Bone China - Laura Purcell

by Laura Purcell


This started out with two of my personal cardinal sins: a list of characters, something I always skip past because it's meaningless until they have context in the story, and present tense writing. Having said that, the first chapter was very effective that way and would have made a great prologue. Dickens used to write the occasional present tense chapter to put immediacy into a segment of a story, but it doesn't work to do a whole book in present tense.


It starts out with a woman running from something, riding in an old time coach and wearing a dress that gives the impression of a lady, when she is not. An accident leads to her helping an injured man, remonstrating with herself for drawing attention so that people will remember her.


This is where I'm glad I skipped the character list. Learning who this woman is and what she's running from gives me a reason to continue! She has had some form of medical training, which makes her stand out as a woman healer in an older era when such things were uncommon.


We get a flashback of her history that explains where the dress came from and that her mother was a midwife. This is told in past tense and I found myself very interested in her story. A lot is put into her psychological make-up and motivations to develop a clear picture of the character.


There's a strong element of Cornish Pixie lore (though it should be Piskies there) to add a creepy element. The story behind the delicate blue and white china comes out by the end and the significance becomes clear.


I have mixed feelings about the end, but the story as a whole did keep my attention and had just that hint of Horror to make it fit firmly in the Gothic category.


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text 2019-10-25 03:47
Reading progress update: I've read 86%.
The Woman In Black - Susan Hill,Paul Ansdell
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