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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot. DO NOT FOLLOW ME IF YOU'RE HERE TO ADVERTISE, ESPECIALLY NON-BOOK PRODUCTS. I WILL BLOCK YOU!!!

Currently reading

Pieces of Her
Karin Slaughter
John Peters in the land of Demons
Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)
Tamora Pierce
Woven in Wire
Sarah Thompson
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream
Christopher Golden
Ghost Boy
Stafford Betty
Progress: 61%
Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab
Columbkill Noonan
Sound—The Fabric of Soul, Consciousness, Reality, and the Cosmos
Ramiro Mendes, João Mendes
Blackbeard: The Birth of America
Samuel S. Marquis
Ireland the Best
Sally McKenna, John McKenna

I've read 20%

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, Maurice Hindle

I'm taking a break from my Netgalley review reads to catch up some books I started before I got too many approvals again.


I'm just getting into the meat of this one, but really enjoying the writing. First person, lots of exposition, getting you into the main character's head. When it's done well, I love this sort of thing. People are in too much of a hurry to get to action these days. Some of these old classics are great because they bring you inside the character's thoughts and really immerse you in their world.


I would love to see more modern writers do this.