Tag Archives: Awesome

Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky (reread)

I wouldn’t have reread this again so soon (less than two years) but it’s another book club reread, so here we go. I’m not objecting – it was a good book – but it was only just long enough ago … Continue reading

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Folk – Zoe Gilbert

I maaaay have bought this partially on the strength of the cover. It’s just so pretty! And when you have as little blurb as I did when I first came across it, the cover does make a huge difference… to … Continue reading

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The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell (reread)

Shockingly, I still like this book. I’m not going to discuss the  book as itself much, as I’ve already done that here. My views are roughly the same, more or less. Maybe some amount less fuss about what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Eimear McBride

This was… weird. (I got that far and then paused writing to do something else, and now it’s over a week later and I’m tempted to leave this post there… but I won’t). I’m not sure if that is a … Continue reading

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The Silmarillion – J. R. R. Tolkien

Oh. Em. Gee. I loved it so much. I mean, I kind of expected to enjoy it, given that I enjoy the world-building aspect of Tolkien more than the story-telling, but it was just brilliant. I have been way way … Continue reading

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Pantheon – Hamish Steele

Reading this book was like having a chat with a Classicist. Which sounds daft, I know, but hear me out. One of the things I loved about my Classics friends at uni (and still do, however we may not see … Continue reading

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Imperium – Robert Harris

So… it may be known that I am a woman of predictable tastes. And it may be known that “Cicero” fits very very neatly into them. So it’s no shock I adored Imperium. I mean, also the fact I’d read it … Continue reading

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