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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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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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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