To Your Scattered Bodies Go, The Fabulous Riverboat (Riverworld 1&2): by Philip Jose Farmer

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FINALLY some decent sci-fi after that last debacle! ‘Riverworld’ was a conglomerate of the first two books in the series, and as such my rating is in the middle. ‘To Your Scattered Bodies Go’ is a fascinating idea, although I will tell you right now (starting book five) you aren’t … Continue reading

Front Row, Anna Wintour: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue’s Editor in Chief: by Jerry Oppenheimer

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Nearly 400 pages of scandal, intrigue and cat-fights! Well not quite. After watching The September Issue documentary which went behind the scenes of Vogue magazine for its biggest annual issue, I found myself in the mood to read fashion biographies and memoirs. Turns out those are few and far between … Continue reading

The Dancing Years, Morland Dynasty 33: by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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I’m as happy as England and the rest of the fictional world that WWI is over! Unfortunately, there is aftermath in the form of hunger, strikes, unemployment, and general shell-shock. Nowadays we know what actual shell-shock is, it must have been horrible for the men and women back then to … Continue reading

The Fallen Kings, Morland Dynasty 32: by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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I realized what I was in for at the end of the last book and WWI was still not over, but the end is in sight, and I found myself urging America to hurry up and join the war, since of course we know from history, their numbers turned the … Continue reading

The Red Queen: by Philippa Gregory

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This second of the Cousin’s war series, I’m reading after the third and not before the first (oops) and I liked it better; or, my Libra-esque side is showing as I tip the other way or I’m just getting used to Gregory’s writing again? (This means I’m a flip-flopper-er). The … Continue reading

The Lady of the Rivers: by Philippa Gregory

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‘The Lady of the Rivers’ takes place during the wars of the roses, also known as the Cousins’ war, when the opposing houses of York and Lancaster fought amongst themselves for the crown. This was a decent book, though fairly unremarkable. I’d call it historical fiction- lite. The main character … Continue reading