Tag Archives: History/Myth

Child of the Morning – Pauline Gedge

So I did a little quiz for the quiz league I’m involved in a while back, on the subject of historical women (for I am predictable). As a result of the discussion following it, someone mentioned a book they’d enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Winding Sheet – Jill Paton Walsh

For my birthday, I got several (but not actually that many) books. Most of them were new, but then I also got one that came slightly later than the rest, and obviously second hand. It had no note, but I … Continue reading

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Blood, Water, Paint – Joy McCullough

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really read YA, and it’s not like my last foray into it was… without regret. But I had Blood, Water, Paint recommended to me by someone whose taste I trust, and it was in … Continue reading

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Period Piece – Gwen Raverat

Another birthday present – and another one I’d never have picked up for myself but am really glad to have read. Although it had the downside of MAJOR NOSTALGIA. I had to intersperse it with reading something else because of … Continue reading

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The Mythic Dream – edited by Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe

It’s been aaages since I read a short story collection, but what better way to draw me back than a bunch of authors I think are great writing their takes on myths? I mean, how better were you going to … Continue reading

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Children of Earth and Sky – Guy Gavriel Kay

In a shock twist, GGK can still write beautiful stories that make people, especially this person, deeply sad about big, grand themes and also about little individual lives. This time with a lot of references harking back to his previous … Continue reading

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Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I was at least partly just attracted to how pretty this is. The cover is extremely attractive. But also, it got a lot of good social media publicity, I absolutely accept that marketing works, and the premise is very much … Continue reading

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