Monthly Archives: August 2017

An Instance of the Fingerpost

Category: Historical mysteries Rating: NC-17. Violence, sexual assault, gore. This, my friends, is a fingerpost: How often do you get to learn a new word just by reading the title of a book? I love historical mysteries, but I was … Continue reading

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Windy Wellington

On a fine day, Wellington is a wonderful place to be outdoors. With the sun shining and the air calm, it’s gorgeous. Occasionally, the wind dies completely, and the harbour is as smooth as glass, not a ripple in sight. … Continue reading

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Julie and Romeo

Category: Chick lit Rating: PG-13. Mild sex, violence, and profanity Can you imagine Romeo and Juliet retold with the two lovers being 60-year-old grandparents? I wouldn’t have either, but I’m glad Jeanne Ray did, because her novel Julie and Romeo … Continue reading

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The Witches of Karres

Category: Science fantasy Rating: G. No sex, minimal violence, a few mildly scary bits The Witches of Karres, a whimsical space opera by James H Schmitz, is an old favourite. I think I must have first read this in high … Continue reading

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