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review 2017-12-30 16:13
Alas, Poor Darwin
Alas, Poor Darwin: Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology - Hilary Rose,Steven Rose

I didn't really do my homework before picking up this book, so it really wasn't what I was expecting. Rather than offer a coherent argument throughout the book by a pair of authors, it's a collection of essays, each written by a different author, that refute various aspects of evolutionary psychology. I'll admit I skimmed significant chunks of it and skipped the rest of a chapter entirely when the author brought up some absolutely nonsense graphs. There were still a few interesting tidbits, which is why I'm being generous with the two stars, but it's really best to be avoided.

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review 2017-09-21 00:00
Poor Man's Fight
Poor Man's Fight - Elliott Kay Poor Man's Fight - Elliott Kay One of the most entertaining and fun books I have ever read. This just set a new bar for me in the military sc-fi genre and I have three more books in this series already cued up.
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review 2017-05-18 00:00
Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch
Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch - Disney Storybook Art Team,Serena Valentino I love these retellings! Serena Valentino does excellent work! Proudly own and will own every one of these! I just loved this retelling. It felt like I was watching a movie when I was reading this book. Just simply fantastic!
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review 2017-05-07 04:54
Ho hum
Lady Fortescue Steps Out: The Poor Relation, Book 1 - M.C. Beaton,Davina Porter

I bought it because it was on sale and because it was written by M.C. Beaton but as far as reading Regency romances, I think I will stick with Georgette Heyer.


Three stars

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text 2017-03-26 22:20
.What I'm Reading | February 2017.

This post can originally be found at MissKatiEllen.


Although slightly later than usual I bring you my reads from February. I didn't get to finish as many as I would have liked, but that's what happens when you take a week off work for your birthday. As it was my birthday I decided that it only be right by picks were Disney related.



The first book I finished was Poor Unfortunate Souls by Serena Valentino. This is unfortunately the last in her villains series, which I'm absolutely gutted about. I love the world she's created, the references to other Disney Kingdoms, how some characters lives are already entwined. This story was about Ursula, but due to this amazing world that's been created I felt her story lacked compared to the previous two books. The story was kept interesting changing from different people's POW but I felt like there was so much more being hinted at, begging to be explored.


The second book I finished was Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell. This is her second Disney 'what if' retelling, this is completely unlike her first book. Due to the nature of Aladdin the beginning was quite literally the film and things only changed when Jafar got the lamp, whereas in this book we are in the dream world that Aurora thinks is real and we got chapter versions of what happened and 'what happened'. This book is much slower by comparison, A Whole New World was filled with constant fighting and things happening.  Aurora getting to grips with the dream, with herself, coping with two sets of memories. Discovering so much was a lie in both worlds. The books downfall is that you will her to be this strong girl but she keeps pulling this poor me routine, her life was a lie, she was abandoned, she grew up in the woods away from her family. Thank God Prince Phillip is there to throw in his point of view, growing up as a royal isn't everything either.


My final book was Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I loved this book, I don't know what I was expecting but it certainly wasn't this; and that's not a bad thing either. What I enjoyed the most about this aside from the whole thing is her relationship with Zuanna. Their friendship is so believable, even if Zuannas over the top personality isn't. Although Karou never technically lies to anyone, flashing that smile she has and everyone shrugs off the weird things and chalks it up to it just being Karou. And Zuanna is like that too, but everyone has a breaking point and pushes the issues. Where does she go, what are these errands Karou is always disappearing on?? There is only so much a friendship can take until a smile no longer makes the cut. It's hard to talk about this book without giving anything away. Two worlds, one consisting of Angels and part human part animal, the other the world as we know it. Both as real and as the other.

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