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Thoughts on Julie Taymor’s The Tempest

TweetWhen I first heard that there was to be a movie of Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” with Helen Mirren playing the lead role (Prospera rather than Prospero), I nearly screamed with excitement. That was before it actually came out in … Continue reading

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2011 Reading: Best Nonfiction

TweetI went through all the nonfiction I read in 2011, and the books below are the volumes I enjoyed the most; they cover a range of topics. London 1900: The Imperial Metropolis, by Jonathan Schneer, is pretty much what it … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts Query

TweetDo you purchase gifts for the various winter holidays? In particular, do you purchase items online and have them shipped? I’m asking because I don’t live near most of my family. I was once very adept at choosing things that … Continue reading

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Historical Mystery Series I Have Loved

TweetMy mystery-reading binge isn’t quite as overwhelming as it was for a while, but I’m still in that mode, especially feeling a craving for historicals. I’m thinking of doing some rereads. I recommend both of these series very highly. Sarah … Continue reading

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The Regency TBR – Help me!

TweetI have a pile of Regency romances (of the Signet Regency variety) in my TBR. I need help in prioritizing. Many of these were recommended by Twitter friends and bloggers whom I read. Which five would you recommend I move … Continue reading

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M/M Romance with WWI Settings

TweetHere are the stories I’ve found so far. Josh Lanyon’s The Dark Farewell was my favorite of the three. Information page at Samhain. Grieving veteran David Flynn meets spiritual medium Julian Devereux while a serial killer ravages smalltown 1920s America. … Continue reading

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Recent Steampunk

TweetToday, some recent steampunk novels.Caveat – I have not yet read any of these books, but I’ve been collecting them for my To Be Read pile. Suggestions welcome if you have them! Please refrain from spoilers in the comments. The … Continue reading

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A Little History With Those Vampires, Ma’am?

TweetI absolutely adore historical fantasy, and that carries over to vampire novels that happen to be historical fantasy.Moonshine by Alaya Johnson just came out this month; I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy in April, due to running … Continue reading

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My Favorite Girls Dressed as Boys – Fantasy Edition

TweetFantasy novels are rife with girls dressed up as boys. I’m not sure if it’s because there are so many female fantasy readers versus so many male fantasy heroes, or if it’s a result of a common romance-adventure trope sliding … Continue reading

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Nifty Werewolf Books

TweetIf you have a chance, check out Werewolves At Home, a webcomic tie-in to The Moonlight Mistress. This is a list of werewolf books that I’ve liked a lot or had recommended to me. Suggestions welcome! Benighted (alternate title: Bareback) … Continue reading

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