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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 Illumination of Ursula Flight
Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Progress: 1%
Paris: The Novel
Edward Rutherfurd
Progress: 28%
Unnatural Creatures
Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Progress: 18%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 61%

Get to Know Me

Are you named after anyone?


My alcoholic aunt.


When was the last time you cried?


Just now, reading the autocorrect jokes on Book, Quote & a little joke #23


Do you have kids?


Not yet.


If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?


I always wanted a twin sister so we could be best friends.


Do you use sarcasm a lot?


Only when I open my mouth to speak.


Will you ever bungee-jump?


I don't fancy wetting myself while upside down, so no.


What’s your favorite cereal?


Porridge with butter, brown sugar and raisins. Oatmeal cookie in a bowl!


What is your eye colour?




Scary movie or happy endings?


Scary movie, with comedy.


Favorite smells?


Vanilla and sandalwood!


Summer or winter?


Spring or Autumn. I don't like extremes.


Computer or television?




What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?


20,000 km


Do you have any special talents?


I like to think so.


Where were you born?


Madingly, UK.


What are your hobbies?


Reading, long distance walking, knitting, going to concerts.


Do you have any pets?


The family has two cats. The black one, Jasper, is mine.



Favorite movie?


That's a hard one. I'll go with Pirates of the Caribbean, the original.


Changed my mind because someone mentioned David Bowie. Labyrinth!


Do you have any siblings?


Two step-brothers.


What do you want to be when you grow up?


Secretly rich so that I can live like a normal person but never have to worry about money.