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Cold Comfort Farm
it was ok
I came to this book wanting to like it and wanting to find it funny...but I was disappointed.

I found the storyline a let down and never really cared a
Sep 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Tuesday's Gone (Frieda Klein, #2)
it was amazing
I actually enjoyed this book a great deal more than Blue Monday, the first in the series. I think that was because the storyline in this one appealed ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
Agent of Enchantment (Dark Fae FBI, #1)
really liked it
Agent of Enchantment is the first book in this genre I've read in a while and I enjoyed getting back into the urban fantasy vibe again after a bit of ...more
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 07, 2017
The Biology of Luck
it was amazing
The Biology of Luck is one of the most joyful books I've read in a long time. By that, I mean that little burst of warmth in your heart you get when r ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
House of Names
really liked it
I have long loved the tales surrounding Orestes and Electra, so I was thrilled to obtain an ARC of Colm Tóibín's House of Names. Overall, I found it a ...more
Feb 19, 2017
Feb 01, 2017
The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic
it was amazing
I loved The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic. Right from the first page, I found myself caught up in Bridger's life and the strange ...more
Jul 06, 2017
Jul 02, 2017
Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy
liked it
I found it hard to get into this book. To be fair, I've found Kipling a bit heavy going in the past - there's just something about his writing style t ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
The Watch
really liked it
This was a very interesting piece. I loved the way the Antigone story was transposed into a modern situation and the background of the war in Afghanis ...more
May 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Deadman's Tome: Monsters Exist
really liked it
As always when rating anthologies, you have to try to find a happy medium, which is why I'm giving Monsters Exist four stars. There were a few stories ...more
Jun 30, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
liked it
This was an interesting tale that fell short for me when it came to character interaction. The plot is interesting and fresh and I was keen to see wha ...more
Jun 24, 2012
May 28, 2012
One for the Books
it was ok
I was actually looking forward to this book, thinking it sounded like a fun and interesting read. Unfortunately, the author got in the way.

Before I co
Oct 05, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
The Golem
really liked it
This is an intriguing piece of fiction that takes you into a claustrophobic world, reminiscent of the works of Meyrink's contemporary, Kakfa. Like Kaf ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Dec 11, 2011
Equus (Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries)
really liked it
Equus is a delightful collection of stories which, as you might expect from the title, all feature horses in one form or another. There's an eclectic ...more
Jun 23, 2017
Jun 08, 2017
The Night Circus
it was amazing
There are some books that receive a lot of hype and that are then a disappointment when you read them. This is not one of them! This time the hype is ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
Void Star
it was ok
Void Star is a tough book for me to review. I didn't dislike it per se; it simply never grabbed me. I failed to connect with any of the characters, an ...more
Mar 19, 2017
Feb 28, 2017
London Curiosities: The Capital's Odd & Obscure, Weird and Wonderful Places
really liked it
Although I now live in Australia, I was born and grew up in Kent, not far from London. I went to the city often and believe I know it reasonably well. ...more
Mar 10, 2017
Mar 08, 2017
7&7 - Anthology of Virtue and Vice
liked it
Firstly, I would like to say that I love the idea of this anthology. That was what inspired me to download it. I also enjoy the mix of genres since it ...more
May 26, 2016
May 19, 2016
A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald
it was amazing
It's lucky I ended up reading this while my husband was on night shifts, as once I started, I couldn't put it down and stayed up late two nights in a ...more
Jun 12, 2016
May 30, 2016
The Luxorian Fugitive (Ship Logs of the Santa Claus, #1)
really liked it
The Luxorian Fugitive was a fun read with memorable characters and an exciting, fast-paced plot. The story caught and held my interest from the first ...more
Nov 15, 2015
Nov 09, 2015
Captivate (Submerged Sun, #1)
really liked it
Captivate started slowly and I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, but about a third in, I suddenly found myself getting more and more drawn into the story a ...more
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
The Good People
it was amazing
Having loved Burial Rites, I was excited to read The Good People, and I wasn't disappointed. The pacing in this book is slower than Kent's first relea ...more
Sep 14, 2016
Aug 25, 2016
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
it was amazing
As a cat lover, The Travelling Cat Chronicles held great appeal for me, and I am glad to say that it completely lived up to my expectations. With a qu ...more
Sep 23, 2017
Sep 11, 2017
A History Of Scotland
really liked it
A History of Scotland is a delightful read that takes us from the country's initial formation to the modern day. Overall, I found it highly readable w ...more
Jan 12, 2017
Dec 25, 2016
The Werewolf of Paris: A Novel
really liked it
This book has a slow start and occasional disjointed jumping in the middle of the narrative, but once it gets going it is a riveting story set against ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
The Prague Cemetery
it was ok
I had been really looking forward to reading this book, not least because it is written by Umberto Eco and I have enjoyed some of his previous stories ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
it was amazing
This is a series that has received so much hype that I was a little hesitant when I picked up the first book in case it didn't live up to my expectati ...more
Jan 13, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
it was amazing
Wow - what a great book. I've had a great run lately with picking excellent books and this one is no exception. I just can't believe it took me so lon ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Dec 24, 2010
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
it was amazing
I have long been a fan of Murakami's writing and approached this book with an eager excitement, despite the mixed reviews. Luckily, I was not disappoi ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Madame de Pompadour: A Life
really liked it
Madame de Pompadour has long been one of the historical figures that most interest me so I was looking forward to reading this biography of her life.

Jan 18, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
An Almond for a Parrot
really liked it
An Almond for a Parrot is an interesting book that blends magical realism into a tale along the lines of Fanny Hill. The story entertained me from sta ...more
Dec 20, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
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