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text 2018-08-01 10:55
2018 Lisbon Book Fair

 

Read on here, if you feel like it.

 

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review 2018-02-16 15:20
A great story that kept me listening.
My Fair Duchess (A Once Upon A Rogue Novel Book 1) - Julie Johnstone

I really enjoyed this story. This was the audio version and it kept me wanting to continue to listen. Tim Campbell brought the characters to life, and I loved listening to him tell the tale of Amelia and Colin. Amelia's honest and innocence were the main reason I wanted to keep read. Watching her prove herself to Colin was fun. Colin had been shaped by a rough childhood so it was hard for him to accept. He was gruff and did not believe he had any good in him. It was satisfying as things came together so he could see his own truth, and I cried each time a layer was exposed. I highly recommend this story.

 

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2017-12-10 17:30
All is Fair by Emma Newman
All is Fair: The Split Worlds - Book Three - Emma Newman

Series: Split Worlds #3

 

This book took me quite a while to get through, so this is actually the first book I've finished in December, but that shouldn't be viewed as a negative reflection on the book. The book (and the series) is great. Here we have the aftermath of the last book playing out and Cathy learns more about the Agency and tries to find new ways to help people in the Nether now that she's duchess. William even redeems himself a bit and the side plot with Lord Iron really didn't go the way I expected. I didn't expect the sorcerer of Mercia stuff to go the way it did either. Unexpectedness all around! 

 

The green cover lets me count this for square 10 for Festive tasks, Pancha Ganapati: read a book whose cover has one of the 5 colors of the holiday: red, blue, green, orange, or yellow.

 

I've decided to count this book for square 7's International Human Rights Day book instead, read any story revolving around the rights of others either being defended or abused. Cathy learns that even though she's paying the Agency for her servants as if they're earning wages, the servants don't actually receive wages and so she sets out to change this in her household. She also tries to seek out like-minded people who could help her fight for women's rights in the Nether.

 

And you know what's next in the series? The fourth book! (I'm pretty that's one of the other squares). [edit: square 5, actually: Advent]

 

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text 2017-11-29 13:09
Reading progress update: I've read 21%.
All is Fair: The Split Worlds - Book Three - Emma Newman

As usual with books in this series, I'm having fun with this. And I have to say that Lord Poppy (one of the fae) is delightfully mad and such a flake. This is from an exchange earlier in the story:

“Are you saying the eldest son of my favourite family line has nothing to offer?” Poppy asked sharply.
“Not in entirety, Lord Poppy. I’m sure Thomas has a great deal to offer to the academic community in matters of twentieth-century warfare, but, as I far as I know, that knowledge may not be the most useful at Court.”
“He’s intelligent and very tall,” Poppy said, chin in the air. “Both qualities will serve him admirably.”

It's too bad Axon (Ekstrand's butler) and Petra (his librarian) haven't had big parts to play so far.

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text 2017-11-28 13:27
Reading progress update: I've read 0%.
All is Fair: The Split Worlds - Book Three - Emma Newman

Oh look what next book in the series conveniently has a green cover for Pancha Ganapati!

 

Book themes for Pancha Ganapati

Read a book whose cover has one of the 5 colors of the holiday: red, blue, green, orange, or yellow.

 

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