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The Swan Thieves
About 20 pages in I thought, this is crap, but I kept reading because I loved The Historian. In retrospect, I should have stopped because this book wa ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
The Enchantress of Florence
While every review seems a need to state the basic plot of the yellow-haired stranger appearing in Akbar's court I will quickly skip over this and go ...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 14, 2008
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
**spoiler alert** In the 9th Sookie book we are basically facing the fall-out from 2 revelations: That Sookie's Great-Grandfather is Fairy Royalty, an ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
Lark Rise to Candleford
Seeing as this book is 3 books in 1 my review has averaged the 3 books.

Book 1: Lark Rise 1 star
Rather boring overly detailed living in crappy village
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris (Theodosia Throckmorton, #2)
Just as great as the first book, with maybe a little more action, a little more "Brit-ness," (ie the Navy). Also there are even a few more secret soci ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jul 03, 2008
Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4)
Another Bayern book, which I wasn't really wild about...but then again I didn't love Enna and River right away, so it might grow on me to be a 4 star ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 04, 2009
Love Letters
Laura Horsley (yes, the heroine's name is the least romantic most equine name there could be) is being made redundant at the bookstore she loves. Not ...more
May 14, 2011
May 13, 2011
Mrs. God: A Novel
Esswood House is the dream of all literary types. Housing rare manuscripts from some of the literary elite. Henry James, T.S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford a ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
Sophronia isn't exactly like other girls her age. Rather then sitting prettily in a chair and waiting to be wooed, she'd rather be climbing up a tree. ...more
Nov 12, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #10)
I'm glad this is the last book in the series. It's not that I don't love Georgia Nicholson, it's that this book felt a little stale. The jokes had hap ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
**spoiler alert** *Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during YA Summer Series (June-August 2014)

The war between the Sera
Apr 12, 2014
Jun 08, 2013
Ready Player One
James Halliday is the creator of the OASIS. In all immersive MMO that allows everyone on Earth to escape the horrors of what has become of the world i ...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse (Sookie Stackhouse, #13.5)
I seriously wish more authors would do this. I NEED codas for all my books because I seriously want to know what happened after the book ended. All th ...more
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Bunny & Biscuits: A Very Dorrington Valentine's Day
This story holds a special place in my heart. Why you might ask? Well, the reason behind this is I was lucky enough to win the naming of the story. Ba ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Season 8, #1)
**spoiler alert** The first Season 8 arc works a little better when you read it as a whole vs. each individual issue. But I still have many issues. I' ...more
May 13, 2009
May 13, 2009
The Taming of the Tights (The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, #3)
Tallulah Casey, despite any sign of talent or acting ability, is back at Dother Hall in Yorkshire learning to be dramatic in a school with barmy teach ...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
Ender Wiggin is the shame of his family. He is a Third. On an Earth where the population is still reeling countless years later from the last alien "B ...more
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (Pink Carnation, #10)
Colonel William Reid is retiring to England to live out his life in leisure with his two daughters, Kat and Lizzy, leaving behind three very different ...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Hons and Rebels
Jessica Mitford was the "Ballroom Communist" of the engagingly eccentric Mitford Family. The second youngest daughter of the 2nd Baron Redesdalee, she ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
Gutenberg the Geek
I don't think ANY of the other books I have read on Gutenberg has infuriated me like this one. Firstly, to compare what Gutenberg did to dot coms and ...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Out of Africa
*Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during Ashford April (April 2013).

"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong
Apr 21, 2013
May 26, 2007
Revenge of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #3)
Court ordered therapy is the least of Isabel's worries in this third installment in the Spellman saga. Having a car that keeps going MIA, a secret hom ...more
Nov 11, 2009
Dec 17, 2008
A young baby boy is being thrown out with the trash. Unwanted and alone a chance of fate has him picked up by the richest Lord in the land, Lord Lovea ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6)
The written Thursday Next has a lot to handle. Since the destruction of Thursday1-4, Thursday5 has become the only written Thursday Next with five boo ...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation, #7)
Review to come, but just as awesome the second time around!

Arabella Dempsey has been thrown back onto the bosom of her family. Her Aunt has made a bit
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)
*Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during Regency Magic (March & April 2015)

Jane and Melody Ellsworth are as differ
Apr 04, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose (Pink Carnation, #4)
Things aren't going very well for Mary Alsworthy. Her midnight elopement ended with a married younger sister and herself still on the shelf. Not that ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Mar 04, 2015
Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4)
Charles can count the people he loves and trusts on one hand. One of those people is mortal and is dying. Charles has known Joseph Sani for most of Jo ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Jan 31, 2015
Long Walk to Freedom
It is hard to grasp that a little boy who grew up in a tribal setting in South Africa would become the driving force to eliminate apartheid and would ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Dec 15, 2013
*Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during Downton Denial (February 2014)

Eve Williams can hardly credit that she is livi
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 22, 2013
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