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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
Julie E. Czerneda
Tomorrow's Magic
Pamela F. Service
Marie Brennan

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years - Sarah Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany, Amy Hill Hearth Deeply interesting if very much mass-market oral history of two very interesting women, who lived through a whole lot. This feels like a very sparse review, but I'm tired and can't think of a better; anyway, if the oral history memoirs of two black sisters who were born around 1890, became educated professionals in a prominent family of the black middle class (or "colored," as they both insist upon), and were interviewed in 1992 when they were both over 100, sound interesting to you, then you should check this out sometime.