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Gen's Shelves

Occasional rambles about books I felt strongly enough to review, when I had free time enough to do it.

Currently reading

The Isle of Glass
Judith Tarr
The Broken Crown
Michelle West, Michelle Sagara
Deep Atlantic: Life, Death and Exploration in the Abyss
Richard Ellis
L'élégance du hérisson
Muriel Barbery
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England
Keith Thomas
A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
John Romer
Tiger, Tiger
Lynne Reid Banks
Survival
Julie E. Czerneda
Tomorrow's Magic
Pamela F. Service
Warrior
Marie Brennan

Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times - Elizabeth Wayland Barber Marvelous! Somewhat outdated now in terms of archaeological discoveries, since it's some years old, but that's the inevitable effect of time. My one major complaint is that it's pretty much focused on Europe and the Mediterranean basin; some of that is an effect of the focus on woven textiles, but what about the entire millennia of Asian silk work? It would be five stars without that major gap, because within its region of focus it's clear, readable, and fascinating.