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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

Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra
Anne Rice, Christopher Rice
Progress: 2%
One Blood
Qwantu Amaru
Progress: 39%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 47%
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1)
Paul D. Scavitto, Sharon Willett, Stephanie Baskerville, Robert Tozer, Shae Hamrick, Christian W. Freed, Rebecca Lacy, Douglas G. Clarke, Mike Boggia, Sylvia Stein, Gail Harkins, Glenda Reynolds, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Amos Andrew Parker, Laura S
Progress: 76%

Reading progress update: I've read 228 out of 428 pages.

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier, Sally Beauman

I seem to have a need to keep reading this book ahead of others I started before it, but I'm not sure why.


The main character is a ninny and irritates me with her stupidity. Max de Winter is a temperamental bore who wouldn't get far with me. I had just been thinking that I needed a break from Victorian and period books for a while before I started it, yet I keep wanting to know what happens next.


Maybe it's just a testament to DuMaurier's writing that it keeps my attention. Or it maybe it's the subtle hints that things are not what they seem. I think I'm getting far enough that more will come out. Yeah, I caught the comment from the guy on the beach. There's more to this situation than meets the eye.


I want to finish the damned thing and see what it is!