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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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Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 3: Nemesis

This is disc two of the third series; it was the last aired in the UK, but the second in the US. For some reason, this series has aired in its entirety in the US (summer 2007, with the DVD … Continue reading

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Rosemary Edghill: Two of a Kind: an English Trifle

This is one of her Regency romance novels, long out of print, borrowed from the library. I’ve read and liked several of her other works (her mysteries and some of her fantasy), including one of her other romances (also from … Continue reading

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Lynn Flewelling: Shadows Return

This is the fourth in her Nightrunner series; however, it is only loosely related to the first three and I think it would work as a stand-alone. Reading the others first would be nice, but the relevant parts of the … Continue reading

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