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review 2018-01-18 21:14
Just One Damned Thing After Another
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's) - Jodi Taylor

He was calm and soothing and had a reasonable explanation for everything. No woman should have to put up with that.

‘Well, answer me this. How did she get free in the first place?’

‘I let her go.’

I took a deep breath. He took a step backwards. People were edging out of the pod.

‘Hold on. Before you go up like the Professor’s manure heap, I had to let her go.’

I would have raised an incredulous eyebrow, but my face hurt too much. I had to content myself with sipping my drink in a disbelieving manner.

 

This is not going to be an in-depth review, this is going to be short: this book was a romp.

 

I still maintain that it is the perfect example of what would happen if you mixed The Eyre Affair with Indiana Jones and based it in Hogwarts - in other words, there seemed to be a bit of pastiche at work in the creation of the story.

It worked.

I laughed, I cried, I rolled my eyes a lot. 

 

But I may even read the sequel at some point because the cliffhanger ending (yes, I hated that too) promised another romp with a pertinent question at heart:

Was it really Mary Stuart who was executed or was it, in fact, Elizabeth?

 

Mostly light-hearted fun ... with a few plot issues ... and lot of dei ex machina.

 

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text 2018-01-17 22:54
Reading progress update: 86% - Potential
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's) - Jodi Taylor

"And then to one side, I saw Jenny Fields. Her lips were moving, but she was such a quiet little thing I couldn’t make out a word.

‘Shut up, you lot,’ I shouted. ‘What is it, Jenny?’

‘Dodos. We could bring back dodos.’

And that was the moment. That was the moment when the true potential of all we could achieve became apparent. That was the moment when everyone’s imagination took flight and we became unstoppable."

 

I've been meaning to share this for ages, but there are so few (too few!) references to dodos in the books I have been reading lately. ;)

 

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text 2018-01-14 11:53
Reading progress update: I've read 5%.
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's) - Jodi Taylor

‘Don’t you ever think that instead of research and archaeology and, let’s face it, guesswork, how much better it would be if we could actually return to any historical event and witness it for ourselves? To be able to say with authority, ‘Yes, the Princes in the Tower were alive at the end of Richard’s reign. And this I know because I saw them with my own eyes.’

‘Yes,’ I agreed. ‘It would; although I can think of a few examples where such certainty would not be welcomed.’ He looked up sharply. ‘Such as?’ ‘Well, a certain stable in Bethlehem for instance. Imagine if you pitched up with your Polaroid and the innkeeper flung open the door and said, “Come in. You’re my only guests and there’s plenty of room at the inn!” That would put the cat amongst the pigeons.’

This could be a fun read. Let's see where this goes...

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review 2018-01-12 12:59
Had a tear in my eye, not lying.
Christmas Past: A Chronicles of St Mary'... Christmas Past: A Chronicles of St Mary's Short Story - Jodi Taylor,Zara Ramm,Audible Studios

This was a really nice short read, for fans of the series.

 

It was all in the story - a bit of heartbreak for the realism in the christmas past.

 

And a bit of a christmas miracle :)

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text 2017-12-19 21:36
Best Reads of 2017
Arabella of Mars - David D. Levine
And the Rest is History - Jodi Taylor
The Lost - Sarah Beth Durst
Arabella and the Battle of Venus (The Adventures of Arabella Ashby) - David D. Levine
Creepy Pair of Underwear! - Aaron Reynol... Creepy Pair of Underwear! - Aaron Reynolds,Peter Brown

These are the best books I've read this year.

 

 

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