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Some Books I Was Surprised to Love

Like most fiction readers, I generally stick with what I’m pretty sure I’ll like. For me that means that, unless I’ve heard very good feedback that makes me think the book will stand out from its peers, I tend to avoid science fiction, fantasy, and mystery novels (or genre fiction in general). 713 more words

Fiction Reviews

There is Danger in the Binding

The Theme of Binding

Twice this week, I’ve noticed a similar theme in fantasy stories. It is the theme of binding. Out of fear, a mother binds her daughter. 706 more words


Review: A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness

Synopsis: When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. 433 more words

Book Reviews

The Jewel House

The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution, Deborah E. Harkness

            In her quest to elucidate the complex foundations of the Scientific Revolution (a concept the author ironically does not entirely agree with), Deborah Harkness adopts an ethnographical approach to “science” being done in sixteenth century London. 375 more words

Summaries & Reviews

Review of 'The Book of Life' by Deborah Harkness

Thanks to Bookbridgr and Headline for the ARC of this book.

Hooray, I’ve finally found time to sit down and read this enormous book and finish this trilogy! 457 more words


Knjižnica koja je sve što vještice zahtijevaju od nje da bude slavi 414. rođendan

Miris knjižnice uvijek mi podigne raspoloženje; ta posebna mješavina starog kamena, crvotočine, prašine i starinskog papira“ Ovu bismo izjavu mogli pripisati svakom od milijardi svjetskih knjigofila i bili bismo u pravu. 761 more words

VIEWPOINTS: The Book Of Life By Deborah Harness

Hello fellow readers: Considering this is “All Souls Day” I felt it was appropriate to check out “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harness. More information can be found at: … 671 more words