Monthly Archives: August 2019

This is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Sometimes, I’m willing to admit, I can be wrong. I have seen Max Gladstone’s books around the place, seen the covers and the blurbs, and concluded “that’s not for me”. And so, when I saw this, when I saw people … Continue reading

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Dawn – Octavia Butler

This was… a lot shorter than I expected. Are all three of the Lilith’s Brood books put together the length of a full novel? Maybe I should have read them all in one go. Who knows. Anyway… I was less … Continue reading

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Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay

The boyfriend and I read this roughly simultaneously, and we both had the same two responses to it. Firstly, “BIG MOOD”. Secondly “SO SAD”. You may see from my previous Guy Gavriel Kay related post that I like him because … Continue reading

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Testosterone Rex – Cordelia Fine

I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages, but because I don’t actually read a lot of non-fiction (I read it a lot more slowly than I read fiction*), it kept getting put off and off. There are problems with gameifying … Continue reading

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Under the Pendulum Sun – Jeanette Ng

Alas, a book for a book club I missed. The saddest of times (though in fairness I got to be in Portugal for a fantastic wedding, so I don’t really get to complain about any hardships here at all). That … Continue reading

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Shadows in Bronze – Lindsey Davis

And a total genre shift – back to Roman Empire murder mysteries! It is absolutely ideal holiday reading, so it went with me on the plane to Portugal. Definitely endorse reading it while sat by the pool, considering sticking your … Continue reading

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Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Another one that took me yonks to finish, but also one I rather enjoyed, especially for its atmosphere. Clearly I picked a bad period to read good, atmospheric books. That being said, I think I did enjoy this less than … Continue reading

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Lord of Emperors – Guy Gavriel Kay

I nearly fucking CRIED. I don’t cry at books. It made me feel emotions and it was deeply distressing at the most fundamental level. By which I mean I fucking loved it. And I know this is blasphemy – there … Continue reading

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Rosewater – Tade Thompson

I managed to get in on this one juuuuuust before he won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Couple of days maybe. But a very long time after a lot of people I know had been talking about it. So not … Continue reading

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Lud-in-the-Mist – Hope Mirrlees

This… is quite late. I finished the book *checks* most of a year after we read the book for book club. Like… nine months at least. Whoops. Worst part is, I actually enjoyed it, and apparently far more than a … Continue reading

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