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The final book in the Temeraire series. I started this series late last year or earlier this year. Luckily enough, the author chose to finish it this year. This novel was similar to some previous ones. It was slow to start, not a bad middle, and then I zoned out during the battles. The ending was fine. I would say that the world building in this novel has been fun. I love dragons. Temeraire is…

This is a long overdue review. The blog being down and me being generally busy with life and other things means that I cobbled this review from notes and other postings. This was an eagerly anticipated sequel to The Rook. I read Stiletto without rereading The Rook so I forgot a lot, but you can really read it as a standalone. All in all, I liked it and found it almost as addictive as the…

The following are three books I read in the summer which warranted some mini reviews. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo Love KonMari's philosophy about tidiness and stuff. I find it spiritual and from a good place not of judgment or feeding into consumerism. Living Alone & Loving It by Barbara Feldon I love to live alone. This book has avice which i already apply to my life which is to create a space for myself.…

For awhile now, I have wanted a subscription to Thew New Yorker. I've read books from the regular contributors, often find these articles I like from the Best American Travel Writing series, and love New York. I like a couple of periodicals and wish I could find the time and money to read them. When I passed my PMP in August, I rewarded myself with a trial subscription of $12 for 12 weeks of the…

JUNE 2016 The Decoy Bride (09 06 2016) - In attempt to watch something after Jessica Jones where David Tennant is not a psycho, I had this in the queue. Tennant and Kelly Macdonald in Scotland can't go wrong? Well, the script is not great. This is he kind of romantic comedy that could have made more money ten or twenty years ago, but is very much out of favour. There were trite and cliche…