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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
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April 2018
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January 2018
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reviewed: Loved it!
I borrowed a kind friend's ARC, so no spoilers here, but I loved it! All the charm of the first Murderbot book, with some ne...
Artificial Condition - Martha Wells
read and rated
January 2018
01
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June 2017
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reviewed: Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
Marvelous! Somewhat outdated now in terms of archaeological discoveries, since it's some years old, but that's the inevitabl...
Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times - Elizabeth Wayland Barber
finished reading:
May 2017
31
reviewed: Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
Deeply interesting if very much mass-market oral history of two very interesting women, who lived through a whole lot. This ...
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years - Sarah Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany, Amy Hill Hearth
reviewed: Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled
Ouch. Read this once, and firmly determined to put it out of my memory and focus on the earlier, stronger books. Very much ...
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled - Dorothy Gilman
reviewed: Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish
Not, alas, one of the best -- Dorothy Gilman's earnestly patronizing orientalism comes out to an awkward degree in all her bo...
Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish - Dorothy Gilman
reviewed: First Rider's Call
Started slow, but got much more compelling once characters started telling each other about the plotlines they were in. The ...
First Rider's Call - Kristen Britain
reviewed: Green Rider
If you liked Valdemar but you want something a little less sparkly and more down-to-earth, aimed at your inner 17-year-old in...
Green Rider - Kristen Britain
reviewed: Healing of Crossroads
What a very weird book with SO VERY MUCH going on. But a lot of what there is is fun! If often confusing! Certainly it's v...
Healing of Crossroads - Nick O'Donohoe
reviewed: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Gorgeous and deeply thoughtful, and highly recommended.
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe - Kij Johnson
finished reading:
finished reading:
finished reading:
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April 2017
27
reviewed: The Magic and the Healing
There are basically two books in this: vet hijinks with fantasy animals sentient and otherwise, shadowed by the main characte...
The Magic and the Healing - Nick O'Donohoe
reviewed: Garden Of Love
Je l'ai presque aimé beaucoup, mais c'est trop masculine -- les femmes ne sont que accessoires aux hommes -- et j'en ai marre...
Garden Of Love - Marcus Malte
reviewed: En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule
À la fois attachant, dégoutant, intime et trop intime (parce que c'est des mémoires romancés, et l'auteur est le seul qui les...
En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule - Édouard Louis
reviewed: Victoire: My Mother's Mother
Très beau, très troublant, très déprimant -- mais surtout, très beau! Maryse Condé montre sa maîtrise comme écrivaine. (Je ...
Victoire: My Mother's Mother - Maryse Conde,  Richard Philcox (Translator)