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"Weeping - Fritillary Quilter #1" by Shelley Reuben - this could be called "How I grew up to be a claims adjuster and then solved a murder"

“Weeping” is a peculiar novel, part murder mystery, part fire investigation manual, but mostly a, first person, let-me-tell-about-what-I-love-and-why, from a personable young woman, called Fritillary Quilter (named after a butterfly)  who goes from accidental arsonist at the age of eleven to fire investigator in her twenties and wants to share with you exactly why that happened, how she feels about it, what makes it exciting and how it’s all odd but true. 80 more words

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"Principles: Life and Work" by Ray Dalio, Audiobook Review

The book feels a lot like a linear autobiography. It talks about major events from the author’s past, including successes and failures the author has learnt from. 216 more words

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"My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

What I want to say about “My Name Is Lucy Barton” is:
Read it and read it soon. It’s full of truth. It will make you cry. 600 more words

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"Ancillary Mercy - Imperial Radch #3" by Ann Leckie

It’s been some months now since I read “Ancillary Mercy”. I held back from reviewing it, not because it wasn’t good but because what made it good was so pervasive, so delicate and so intricately linked to the two preceding books, whose meaning it subtly modifies, that I didn’t know where to start. 612 more words

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Audiobook Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

I have a soft spot for the “grumpy old man” trope, and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman hits that spot perfectly. 

Ove is a curmudgeon with a long list of things he dislikes, a short fuse, and staunch principles. 571 more words


"The Crow Girl" by Erik Axl Sund

I abandoned “Crow Girl” three hours in to a thirty hour book.

I didn’t put aside because of how it’s written. The writing is excellent. The characterisation is subtle and clear. 90 more words

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The X-Files: Cold Cases Review

The X-Files: Cold Cases is written by  Joe Harris and The X-Files creator Chris Carter. This full-cast production has been brought to life for Audible by the legendary Dirk Maggs. 546 more words

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