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My February Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Jade Temptress by Jeannie Lin is the second of her historical romance mysteries set in Tang Dynasty China. The heroine Mingyu, a highly trained courtesan, discovers one of her highest-ranking clients spectacularly dead and must work with big, … Continue reading

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My March Reading Log

TweetFiction: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas entertained me just as much as the first book in the series, and I am really bummed the third book isn’t out yet. I love the many female characters and the complexities … Continue reading

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November Reading Log

TweetFiction: A Trifle Dead by Livia Day is a humorous small-town mystery. I enjoyed all the quirky characters and the to-me-unusual setting of Hobart in Tasmania; there’s also a lot of excellent, excellent food description, as the first person narrator … Continue reading

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August 2015 Reading Log

TweetI’m finally caught up with book logging!!! I did less pleasure reading last month because I was working on review books (which I don’t discuss here). Fiction: I was so satisfied with Power and Majesty by Tansy Rayner Roberts, first … Continue reading

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May 2015 Reading Log

TweetNonfiction: A Companion to the Fairy Tale edited by Hilda Ellis Davidson and Anna Chaudhri is what is says on the tin. The introduction and the first couple of essays gave me a pretty good grounding in fairy tale scholarship … Continue reading

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“And Death Shall Have No Dominion,” Dylan Thomas

TweetAnd death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow … Continue reading

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“The City’s Oldest Known Survivor of the Great War,” James Doyle

TweetRead The City’s Oldest Known Survivor of the Great War by James Doyle here.

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“A Consecration,” John Masefield

TweetA Consecration Not of the princes and prelates with periwigged charioteers Riding triumphantly laurelled to lap the fat of the years,– Rather the scorned—the rejected—the men hemmed in with the spears; The men of the tattered battalion which fights till … Continue reading

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“Bread and Roses” – Happy Labor Day

TweetAs we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day, A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray, Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses, For the people hear us singing: “Bread and roses! … Continue reading

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“There Will Come Soft Rains,” Sara Teasdale

TweetThere Will Come Soft Rains There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in the pools singing at night, And wild plum trees in tremulous white; Robins will … Continue reading

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