Category Archives: Off-Topic

A Piece of Justice – Jill Paton Walsh

In response to him reading my last post and being somewhat smug, I am dedicating this ‘blog post to my flatmate. I dislike him intensely. He is a terrible person. No thanks should ever be accorded to him in any … Continue reading

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The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry

When I started this ‘blog, I could divide my reading almost entirely into two, neat piles: SFF and degree-related. There was the occasional blip, maybe a Holmes book or something, but I was essentially a one-track reader when it came … Continue reading

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2016 in Books

Since 2016 was, I think, my best year of ‘blogging so far, I figured it was worth doing a roundup¬†the things I’ve read. Best novel:¬†Ancillary Mercy – Anne Leckie This is such a tough one; I’ve read some really good … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Voyager

I’m aware this isn’t a book (I do not and will not read the novelisations… at least not until I run out of Trek to watch), but it is SFF and I just posted sufficient angry tweets about it that … Continue reading

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City’s Son Addendum

Further to my post on The City’s Son, someone kindly informed me that the sequel is in fact all about the character I claimed I’d love to read an entire book about. Hurrah. That said, I’m having some difficulty deciding … Continue reading

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Project – Rereading Pratchett

Much though I love the Discworld series – and it is only the Discworld series I plan to focus on just now, not the other hoard of Pratchett work – there have always been a good handful of Pratchett’s books … Continue reading

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In the Land of Invented Languages – Arika Okrent

Another not-entirely-on-topic post, alas. I was recently encouraged to read this book by a friend (who knows how much I intensely dislike conlangs). Overall, it is a linguistics book, and thus outside the purview of my ‘blog. However, the main … Continue reading

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