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book log 2015: 7) Cecilia Tan -- The Siren and the Sword

Hey, look – book log! Less than four months after reading the book! Posted only two months after writing the notes!

(Disclosure: I don’t know the author particularly well, but I’ve long admired her work as an editor, and have submitted material to her publishing house in the past. 323 more words

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book log 2015 - January summary

Summary of the books read in January, posted only a month or so late… All were reviewed in more detail earlier in the blog.

1) Ben Goldacre: Bad Pharma… 197 more words

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book log 2015: 6) Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett -- Good Omens

Usually I make a note when I happen to know the author (or in this case, one of the authors). It doesn’t normally affect my review much, but in this case — I last read this book before Terry went public about The Embuggerance. 325 more words

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Book log 2015 - 5) Summer Devon -- The Gentleman and the Lamplighter

It’s Victorian London, and wealthy young gentleman Giles Fullerton is still grieving a year after the death of the man he loved, his grief made worse by the need to conceal it. 322 more words

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booklog 2015 - 4) Pati Nagle - Dead Man's Hand

Five murdered poker players from different eras are brought back from the dead for one last tournament. The prize is life itself.

The book opens with Wild Bill Hickok finding himself pulled from the grave, his bones clothing themselves with flesh and the flesh with clothes. 269 more words

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booklog 2015 - 3) anthology -- Christmas in the Duke's Arms

Regency romance anthology with linked novelettes by four authors, set in a small village one Christmas. The Duke’s Arms of the title is the village pub, but there is a real duke as well, plus an earl or two. 70 more words

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“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.— In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight.” 465 more words