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A Discovery of Witches

Wow, it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything! I guess after almost 8 years of posts (my first post was in May 2009), it’s not as much of a priority or as fulfilling anymore. 250 more words

Turn The Page Tuesday

One-foot-journey

For the title, I loaned one film’s name, a hundred-foot-journey, it was about cooking and getting the 3rd star, and it lured me so. Highly recommend it. 427 more words

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

Mythology

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

Book Reviews