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Thursday Titles: A Dance with Dragons

So I just finished book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.  I'd been stretching it out as long as I could, as the next book isn't due out in the foreseeable future, but I couldn't wait any longer to find out.  Besides, even though I was done 4… Continue reading Thursday Titles: A Dance with Dragons

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Thursday Titles: The Kingmaker’s Daughter

I've long been a fan of Philippa Gregory's fiction based on the Royal families of England, and this latest instalment in her Cousins' War series didn't disappoint. The Kingmaker's Daughter tells the story of Anne Neville, a real life historical figure who played a vital role in various conflicting plots during the War of the… Continue reading Thursday Titles: The Kingmaker’s Daughter

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Monday Motivation: Get Back Up

We all get knocked down sometimes.  For me, it was just this weekend. I made the mistake of reading a review that wasn't terribly favourable.  My heart plummeted into my stomach and my first thought was: "Why should I write anything if people won't like it?" Thankfully my little pity party didn't last long.  Looking… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Get Back Up

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Review: Anna Karenina (the book)

Ok, so I'm late to the party.  Really late.  Like 134 years late.But with all the hoopla surrounding the new film adaptation starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, I decided I wanted to read the book first.After all, it is "the greatest novel of all time" according to Time magazine. If you haven't read this… Continue reading Review: Anna Karenina (the book)