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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.

Currently reading

The Victorian Christmas
Anna Selby
Progress: 6%
Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward
Carl Abrahamsson, Gary Valentine Lachman
Progress: 15/256pages
Fairies:: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk
Morgan Daimler
Progress: 76%
Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Progress: 5%
Old Celtic Romances
P.W. Joyce
Progress: 3%
Naomi Novik
Progress: 13%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%

Have read 4%

Dodger - Down Under: The Further Adventures of the Artful Dodger 1827-1832 - David  Weston

I finally got tired of putting off books I really wanted to read because I saddled myself with too many Netgalley reviews to do. I want to read this one, damn it! So I've started. I've basically read Chapter One, which had already hooked me on the sample. The author does a pretty good voice and so far the premise is looking good.


Incidently, on the subject of Dickens character sequels and as it's Christmas season, there are now 3 sequels that I know of related to A Christmas Carol. Jacob T. Marly and Mr. Timothy both failed my samples test, but Netgalley has a new one from Tim Cratchit's point of view. I've requested it. Fingers crossed it will be good!


It's funny, I've been getting real turkeys from established publishers on Netgalley and great indie books for a while now. Go figure.