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review 2015-09-28 17:56
Dying to Know - T.J. O'Connor

4 stars.


A great start to a series, I'm looking forward to reading the next one.


Mom and I met the author at the Millbrook Literary festival a couple of years ago, I'm glad to finally be getting to read this.

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review 2015-08-09 00:40
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender

3.5 stars rounded down. 


Not sure what to say about this book. The writing was fine; the story was interesting (but strangely, disappointingly, predictable). I don't read a lot of sci-fi and the mystical parts were interesting concepts. I'm really not sure why I didn't like this book more.

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review 2015-07-05 23:45
& Sons - David Gilbert

4.5 - 5 stars. 


Brilliantly written. Tragic. Intertwining of generations and decades narrated in the present day. Perhaps I need to stick to Victorian and Gothic writing. This book was emotionally draining, in a good way...?

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review 2015-04-15 19:08
The Cartographer of No Man's Land - P.S. Duffy

This is a period of history that really interests me. Unfortunately, though this book touched on many important points of the time period, the way some of the topics were covered seemed scholastic instead of intrinsic.


The parallel storylines, though interesting and brought together smoothly at the end, were jarring when going back and forth. Instead of being drawn into the story and reading the book in one or two sittings, almost every time it switched a storyline I put it down. It took me an unusual eight days to read what should have taken two or three, at the most.


If World War I interests you (or Canada, I've been reading a LOT about Canada recently, what's up with that?). This book isn't bad. It's not great. Oh, and sailing. A lot about sailing.

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review 2015-02-10 01:36
The Paris Winter: A Novel - Imogen Robertson

4.5 stars rounded up


Particularly impressed with the author's end notes discussing her research and suggestions for further reading on various topics. In my opinion, this is the way historical fiction should be presented. Also love that the idea came from family history.



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