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#TBRChallenge – Old School: Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson

TweetGiven that Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson was published in 1982, I decided it could safely fit this month’s challenge theme. Plus, I’ve been looking forward to reading it for a long time, as one of the few by this … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Orphans of Raspay: A Penric and Desdemona novella by Lois McMaster Bujold had fun twists and turns; there is currently one more novella in this series for me to read. I am a huge fan of Bujold so … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson is a lowkey romance that takes place just before and during World War One. The hero is a surgeon of working-class Scottish origins, the heroine is an aristocratic-class woman who becomes an ambulance … Continue reading

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My August Reading Log

TweetNonfiction: The Rape of Belgium: The Untold Story of World War I by Larry Zuckerman was a slog, but not because it’s a bad book. It was a slog because it’s difficult to read about so much pure, unadulterated fuckery … Continue reading

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My March Reading Log

TweetFiction: Mira’s Last Dance: Penric & Desdemona Book 5 by Lois McMaster Bujold was delightful to read, but it felt like it ended too soon, not just because it leaves the door open for the next story, but because it … Continue reading

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My May Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang is Asian-flavored science fantasy with a familiar plot, following the twin children of a dictator as they grow into their paranormal abilities and oppose their mother’s reign. Only one of the … 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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Knitting and World War One

TweetThe Wool Brigades of World War I, When Knitting Was a Patriotic Duty, an article for Atlas Obscura, reminded me of an excellent book I read years ago: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting (1990) by Anne … Continue reading

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For the Love of a Soldier – “The Aid Station, 1916”

TweetMy World War One erotica story “The Aid Station, 1916” is appearing in For the Love of a Soldier from Circlet Press, edited by Kristina Wright. It’s out June 29th. This one has been in limbo for a long time, … Continue reading

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“Preparations For Victory,” Edmund Blunden

TweetPreparations For Victory My soul, dread not the pestilence that hags The valley; flinch not you, my body young. At these great shouting smokes and snarling jags Of fiery iron; as yet may not be flung The dice that claims … Continue reading

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