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The eternal optimist

In many ways I am not an optimist.  That would be because I have a strong streak of cynicism running from top to tail.  Hand me a library card, however, and I could out-Pollyanna  265 more words


Books and books and books

Yes, I love books.

It was the one really big let down of last year.

I began to loathe reading.  The pressure of wringing out a review every couple of weeks throughout the year took its toll and by the end, I would happily have given away reading anything for a very long time. 215 more words


Mid-2013 Reading Challenge Update

The first half of 2013 has whizzed on by and with it a goodly chunk of my reading year.

I’ve been updating my 2013 Reading List page and have seen how few of my stated books I have touched.   199 more words


Tanya Huff: Blood Pact

The fourth book in the series.

Publication year: 1993, 2006 for the omnibus
Page count: 283 in the omnibus
Format: print
Publisher: Daw

Vicki has taken on a case that infuriates her: a man has faked his own death and escaped his wife and children to another life. 382 more words


The Shadow Conspiracy, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and Laura Anne Gilman

A steampunk short story collection.

Publication year: 2009
Page count: 427
Format: ebook, pdf
Publisher: Book View Press

The collection has the following 9 stories: 340 more words

Off The Shelf 2012

Tanya Huff: Blood Lines

The third book in the series.

Publication year: 1993, 2006 for the omnibus
Page count: 268 in the omnibus
Format: print
Publisher: Daw

Doctor Elias Rax is the Curator of the Egyptology department in the Royal Ontario Museum. 572 more words


Randall Garrett: Lord Darcy Investigates

A collection of four short stories set in an alternate Earth.

Publication year: 1981, short story first publications 1974-1979
Page count: 229
Format: print
Publisher: Ace… 320 more words