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Two needlework books

Barbara Hammet – The Art of William Morris in Cross Stitch This book had an introduction with information about William Morris and his works. A number of his works were used as inspiration for the items in the book. Each … Continue reading

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Recently Read

These have mostly gone back to the library, so will be a little vague. Books here are Cherie Priest’s Those Who Went Remain There Still, Melissa Marr’s Graveminder, Lisa Shearin’s Magic Lost, Trouble Found, Jim Butcher’s Small Favor, Parnell Hall’s … Continue reading

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China Miéville – Embassytown

Embassytown lies on a planet on the edge of explored space; the natives of the planet, the Ariekei, have useful technology for trade. The Ariekei language can only be spoken by a few altered humans, the Ambassadors. Avice Benner Cho … Continue reading

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Cherie Priest: Four and Twenty Blackbirds

I’m going to try to go back to writing about what I’ve read; that was the original purpose of this blog. Four and Twenty Blackbirds is Cherie Priest’s debut novel, and the first of three in this setting. Eden Moore’s … Continue reading

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library spoils

Max Barry – Jennifer Government — I used to own this, partially because my sister’s name is Jennifer; I stalled out in it somewhere early on, but I liked Company, so I decided to try it again. Patricia C. Wrede … Continue reading

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Mercedes Lackey: Foundation

This is the first Valdemar book she’s written in a while; it’s the start of a new series (The Collegium Chronicles) set a few generations after Magic’s Price (there is a Bard who learned a song from his mentor who … Continue reading

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Mercedes Lackey: The Snow Queen

The world of the Five Hundred Kingdoms is a world ruled by the fairy tale traditions; there are Godmothers who oversee parts of the kingdoms and make sure that the Tradition is followed in such a way that everyone gets … Continue reading

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