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The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
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Dec 07, 2016

did not like it

I tried. I got 97 pages in and she insulted Tolkien's language-writing ability and I'm supposed to believe a graduate student who focused on obscure freakin poetry still has the gall to look down on Tolkien and "D&D nerds"? Oh hell no.
The back cover of this book compared it to adult Harry Potter. I contend that reviewer must not have ever read Harry Potter. I also contend the title is completely a lie. 100 pages in, there has been no thinking--she's been magically mind-controlled from "totally not fairies" literally the whole time; the "woman" thus far has had no motivation and is in fact mostly controlled by men to move the plot; there has been no guiding of any kind; and the Magic has all been assumed and implied.
In short, oh hell no.
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December 4, 2016 – Started Reading
December 4, 2016 – Shelved
December 7, 2016 – Finished Reading

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