Category Archives: Review

Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

This is the next book in the Vampire Academy series.  At the end of the last book there was drama and the drama continues.  Rose still has to finish her training and so she’s deep into that when a family … Continue reading

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Review: The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell

Another Kurt Wallander novel.  This one is set in the early ’90s.  Dead bodies in a life raft wash up on shore outside of Ystad and Wallander is called in to investigate.  They discover the life raft probably came from … Continue reading

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Review:Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

This is the first of the Kurt Wallander books.  These have been made into a TV show in the UK starring Kenneth Branagh. They also have a young Tom Hiddleston in them.  This book is about a shocking killing in … Continue reading

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Review: Maze Runner

More dystopian teen fiction.  Ah, how I love it.  This is the tale of Thomas who wakes up not knowing where he came from in a box on his way to the center of a maze. He takes his place … Continue reading

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To sum up, February was busy but March might be busier still.

My big goals for February were another grant deadline for my dissertation. Reading some books and articles for my dissertation. Transcribing and then coding some data for a secondary project. Participating in the Ravellenic Games. Brewing. And, finally starting the … Continue reading

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Review: Stiff

I now know what gibbeting is. Thanks, Mary Roach. But, I also know that there is a company in Sweden that is perfecting the art of freeze drying and disintegrating human remains so that they may provide fertilizer for a … Continue reading

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Review: The Eyes of Willie McGee

This is a book I found on audio at my local library. After Christmas, I like to read (or listen to) something about all the terrible ways in which people treat each other as a counter balance to the warm … Continue reading

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Review: Vampire Academy

This is another book that I got from the public library. I picked it up because it was on that Buzzfeed list about books one should read before the film comes out. This is set in a world where there … Continue reading

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Review: Zealot by Reza Aslan

I’ve known for a long time that Jesus was a revolutionary figure. And, that the historical Jesus was alive during turbulent times in Palestine. And, even before Resa Aslan made the circuit of TV talk shows where he defended his … Continue reading

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Review: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

I borrowed this book from the Erie County Public Library as an audio book to make my drive from Iowa home more pleasant. Cleopatra was an interesting lady. She was Queen of Egypt and managed to ensnare two of the … Continue reading

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