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review 2019-07-29 22:28
Adding this to the essential list
Quebec Women: A History - Micheline Dumont,Clio Collective

If you are interested in Canada and history, you should read this book. The Clio Collective has constructed a book that details the life of women in Quebec, from before the colony to the late 70s, early 80s. (The book was published in the 1980s).

The Collective includes native and European women. I do wish there had been a bit more of contrast between the three groups - native, Franco, Anglo - women, but there is much to unpack here. I have long been interested in Marguerite Bourgeoys, and reading this puts the issues her order had with the various men in a totally different perspective.

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text 2017-03-30 07:34
Burning Secrets: A Gripping Historical Thriller With A Great Twist (Scottish Mysteries Book 2) - Clio Gray

Not so much a murder mystery as a great adventure story.Set in 19th century Scotland ,on a remote stretch of western coast, it has the perfect setting.A man is brutally murdered allegedly by smuglers, but there is more to it, nothing is so straightforward. What was he bringing back to his master, who lives as a recluse on a private island surrounded by mysterious structures? And who does the skeleton, accidently found, belongs to? And where did that huge sundial, inscripted with strange languages, came from? Yes, definitely an adventure story! 

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review 2015-03-11 21:26
Say Yes to the Marquess
Say Yes to the Marquess: Castles Ever After - Tessa Dare

LOVE LOVE LOVE! This was an incredible read:)

Well, for my last read of 2014, the year ended on a fantastic note! This book is my second favorite of Tessa Dare's books. Three Nights with a Scoundrel is very hard to beat though.

Miss Clio has been engaged for about eight years. Eight Years?! That's long even for today's customs. Unfortunately her fiance has been traveling, leaving Clio to all the ridicule of the ton on her own. Until her uncle gives her a castle upon his death.

Now with a way to support herself and a plan, she decides to claim her independence and break off the never ending engagement. (Whoot whoot!) This puts Rafe (the fiance's brother) in a bad situation. He has been taking care of his brother's affairs while he travels, and he does not want this to prevent his brother's return. So he tries to convince Clio to marry his brother anyway.

Clio was incredible and reminded me so much of me! She loved her castle with it's hidden passageways. She slid around the floor in her stockings. She was very polite and sweet, but she had a fun side, too. Rafe honestly reminded me a lot of my husband who has A.D.D. He struggles sitting still and just relaxing. He always needs to be doing something. School learning was a bit difficult for him. Anyways, I really connected to the characters because it seemed close to home.

I'm excited for the next Castles Ever After installment already!

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review 2013-07-09 00:00
Flight Volume 1 (v. 1) - 'Bengal', 'Bill Mudron', 'Catia Chien', 'Clio Chiang', 'Chris Appelhans', 'Derek Kirk Kim', 'Dylan Meconis', 'Enrico Casarosa', 'Erica Moen', 'Hope Larson' I will keep it short...

The animation was phenomenal and the very few short stories that I read where fantastic but to me it was a little too much. I should have read the description before jumping into conclusion that this was one main story instead of short stories. I love Kazu Kibuishi with his series, Amulet, and thought the story was going to be about adventure with planes. At first I liked the first story and as I kept reading I realize they were short stories, particularly I do not like short stories so I quit reading it. I usually don't do this but I realize there was a new short story after every 2 or 4 pages. I can't handle it but otherwise it was fabulous work on the writers and illustrators!
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review 2011-01-29 00:00
Flight Volume 1 (v. 1) - 'Bengal', 'Bill Mudron', 'Catia Chien', 'Clio Chiang', 'Chris Appelhans', 'Derek Kirk Kim', 'Dylan Meconis', 'Enrico Casarosa', 'Erica Moen', 'Hope Larson' I thought this was a neat little collection of stories. I would have liked to see some of them expanded, and of course there are always a few that just didn't do it for me. I enjoyed it, though.
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