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text 2020-07-01 21:07
June 2020 Wrap-Up
Maerlin's Storm - Nav Logan
Crystal Zodiac - Katie Huang
The Brothers York - Thomas Penn
The Secrets of Ayurveda - Harish Chandra Verma,Gopi Warrier,Karen Sullivan

I haven't bothered with these monthly wrap-up posts in recent months because I've got so little reading done and with moving my account, it just got lost in the shuffle.

 

So anyway, four books finished in June. Only one fiction that I chose to read and it was pretty good. Three non-fiction from Netgalley. I seem to have a backlog of those all of a sudden. Some of them are a bit woo but I do take an interest in all sorts of things.

 

I'm reading several books at once so I may have more books done by the end of July. I'm still getting back to normal reading after the end of the world in march so I'm just glad to be reading again!

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review 2020-06-18 03:17
Funeral Service And Cremation Services In Brisbane

Funeral service and cremation services in Brisbane are very different from those that are in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and other cities. In most parts of Australia, a funeral service and cremation services are very similar. However, the laws vary from state to state.

One difference is the manner of burial in a funeral service. The deceased remains on earth for two days after death. After the burial, it can take up to two weeks before the body can be cremated. Generally speaking, one body will remain in the ground for about a week after death, while the second body will have to be cremated.

However, with Australia's climate and time of year, a corpse remains in the ground for longer periods of time than is the case in many other countries. This can cause some complications.

A coffin may not be big enough to hold a cremated body, and a funeral service will have to be held in an adjoining room. So, some people decide to go ahead with cremation services despite the fact that they can't take their loved one home. However, this can be a good or bad decision depending on circumstances. Not all of these people are aware of the difficulties and problems associated with cremation services in Brisbane.

Most Funeral services in Brisbane are all inclusive. You pay for a sum of money up front, and all of the services are provided before the cremation itself. You do not have to pay anything for a coffin and a grave marker. Cremation companies do this on your behalf.

However, if you want to make certain that you are taking care of your loved one when he or she passes, it is very important to choose the right funeral home. A funeral home should provide an understanding atmosphere. It should also make every effort to ensure that your loved one is cremated in the manner of your choice.

The difficulty with cremation services in Brisbane is that the casket is not big enough to hold a cremated body. Even though the casket is given out free of charge, most funeral homes in Brisbane will not allow you to choose the style of cremation service. So, you may end up with the funeral director who is working in the local church giving out the casket for free.

On occasion, you will be able to find the cremation service that you prefer. However, you should make sure that the casket is large enough to house the remains.

When this is not the case, you should not go to a funeral director who gives out caskets without a question as to whether the casket is big enough. A funeral director who does not have your best interests at heart should not be in business. So, it is important to ensure that you have chosen a funeral director who is reputable and has a good reputation.

It is also important to determine how long the casket should be there in the funeral home. If it is taking much time, it is time to have the casket removed and be cremated elsewhere. You do not want to spend all of your time with the crematorium waiting for the body to be cremated.

If you do have a casket at the funeral home, then you should ask them to remove it and to cremate it in another location. However, if it is important for the casket to be at the funeral home for the benefit of the deceased family, then you should think about buying another casket. You will be able to save money by not having to purchase a second casket.

Remember, cremation services in Brisbane are different than cremation services in Gold Coast, Logan, Redlands, Ipswich and other cities. They differ according to the laws and practices in each state.

 

Source: www.farewellfunerals.com.au
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review 2020-06-11 10:24
Maerlin's Storm
Maerlin's Storm - Nav Logan

by Nav Logan

 

This is a Fantasy story with a lot of original elements and a historical feel to it. There are also some familiar tropes, but they are well done.

 

I'm told there's a new edit in progress, which I hope will fix some minor problems, mostly in the form of speech tags. They don't really take away from the story, but could do with some refinement.

 

In some ways it feels like there are too many elements; a rightful heir evading a usurper's troops while they try to hunt him down and kill him, an assassin who is a little too good and can become overconfident, a secret island of priestesses who can do elemental magick and a girl with a special talent who gets involved with all of them. It sounds convoluted, but it actually holds together very well.

 

The last few chapters were pretty exciting so I definitely enjoyed the book and will probably read the next one in the series. There were a few loose ends, but I didn't feel like I was left on a cliffhanger.

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text 2020-06-11 04:22
Funeral Service And Cremation Services In Brisbane

Funeral service and cremation services in Brisbane are very different from those that are in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and other cities. In most parts of Australia, a funeral service and cremation services are very similar. However, the laws vary from state to state.

One difference is the manner of burial in a funeral service. The deceased remains on earth for two days after death. After the burial, it can take up to two weeks before the body can be cremated. Generally speaking, one body will remain in the ground for about a week after death, while the second body will have to be cremated.

However, with Australia's climate and time of year, a corpse remains in the ground for longer periods of time than is the case in many other countries. This can cause some complications.

A coffin may not be big enough to hold a cremated body, and a funeral service will have to be held in an adjoining room. So, some people decide to go ahead with cremation services despite the fact that they can't take their loved one home. However, this can be a good or bad decision depending on circumstances. Not all of these people are aware of the difficulties and problems associated with cremation services in Brisbane.

Most Funeral services in Brisbane are all inclusive. You pay for a sum of money up front, and all of the services are provided before the cremation itself. You do not have to pay anything for a coffin and a grave marker. Cremation companies do this on your behalf.

However, if you want to make certain that you are taking care of your loved one when he or she passes, it is very important to choose the right funeral home. A funeral home should provide an understanding atmosphere. It should also make every effort to ensure that your loved one is cremated in the manner of your choice.

The difficulty with cremation services in Brisbane is that the casket is not big enough to hold a cremated body. Even though the casket is given out free of charge, most funeral homes in Brisbane will not allow you to choose the style of cremation service. So, you may end up with the funeral director who is working in the local church giving out the casket for free.

On occasion, you will be able to find the cremation service that you prefer. However, you should make sure that the casket is large enough to house the remains.

When this is not the case, you should not go to a funeral director who gives out caskets without a question as to whether the casket is big enough. A funeral director who does not have your best interests at heart should not be in business. So, it is important to ensure that you have chosen a funeral director who is reputable and has a good reputation.

It is also important to determine how long the casket should be there in the funeral home. If it is taking much time, it is time to have the casket removed and be cremated elsewhere. You do not want to spend all of your time with the crematorium waiting for the body to be cremated.

If you do have a casket at the funeral home, then you should ask them to remove it and to cremate it in another location. However, if it is important for the casket to be at the funeral home for the benefit of the deceased family, then you should think about buying another casket. You will be able to save money by not having to purchase a second casket.

Remember, cremation services in Brisbane are different than cremation services in Gold Coast, Logan, Redlands, Ipswich and other cities. They differ according to the laws and practices in each state

Source: www.farewellfunerals.com.au
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2020-04-26 06:46
Review: World War Moo
World War Moo: An Apocalypse Cow Novel - Michael Logan

This was...wowzers.  It was a very good sequel.  I'm not sure how I feel about that ending, but I also do not think it could have ended any other way.

 

Note To Self: Write a better review after the readathon.

 

Updated Review (too many days later):

 

So this was a bit more serious that it's wackier predecessor.  We are reunited with the survivors of Apocalypse Cow and are met with some new characters.  Now the secret is out that the British Government created a biological weapon, and that they inadvertently let out of the laboratory.  The virus, which was engineered for animals, has now mutated and made the jump to humans.  There is an entire island of infected people trying to make the best of the life they've been cursed with.  Meanwhile the rest of the world believes they have the right to make the decision about whether or not these infected people have the right to live.  The fear is that the infection will eventually escape the island and infect the rest of the world.  Both positions are understandable and even defensible.

 

Our heroes are thrust back into the thick of things.  Geldolf learns that his mother was right to hide him from his grandfather, who is a greedy old man concerned only with profits and securing his legacy.  When the man learns that his daughter is still alive on the island, he tasks his grandson with hiring a team of mercenaries to infiltrate Scotland and rescue her.  Geldolf invites himself on the mission, Both to escape his grandfather and to see his mother again--not positive that the rescue mission will work.

 

There are a lot of shenanigans by both sides, threats and posturing and both secretly plan to destroy the other.  The problem is that each side is only seeing things from their own viewpoint.  In the end members from both sides seem to see reason, but will the powers that be agree?  It's a bit of an open ending, which...meh.  Based on how the plot played out, it makes perfect sense.  It would have been hard to create a truly good ending choosing either side.  However; there is also and opening for another sequel, without the absolute necessity for one.  I enjoyed this very much, but am still not certain how I feel about the ending.  I'll go with neutral.

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