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(Book Review) The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess

By Ian G. Wilson

When Elizabeth Peters died in 2013, she left behind an unfinished manuscript of one of her famous Amelia Peabody novels, titled… 1,308 more words

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(Book Review) Middlemarch by George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)

By Lisa Folkmire

I was a freshman in college in when I was first introduced to Middlemarch. Not as a reading assignment, but as a book recommendation after a long discussion in a visiting professor’s office, circulating around titles like… 1,906 more words

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(Book Review) Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

By Ian G. Wilson

Ann Cleeves’ seventh installment in her Shetland Islands series is a page turner. Some of you may be familiar with the television series, … 1,252 more words

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(Book Review) From the Stacks: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

By Ian G. Wilson

When I hear the term “secret agent” I imagine a suave, good looking personage who wins at gambling and rolls their own cigarettes while sipping vodka martinis. 1,286 more words

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Gremlins in machina

We’ve probably all seen the film with the cute but remarkably troublesome Gremlins in it. We’ve probably also heard the phrase “gremlins in the machine.” Well, there is nothing cute or funny about having gremlins hit your tech while on a research trip. 643 more words

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(Book Review) The Widow's House by Carol Goodman

By Ian G. Wilson

Here’s a good one: What time is it when your house is haunted by a ghost? Time to move to a new house. 1,137 more words

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