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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%

Reading progress update: I've read 53%.

The Graveyard Book, adult version - Neil Gaiman

This is an interesting premise. I guess it's targeted to younger readers but it's Gaiman and he does most things well.


The trouble with Gaiman is that I can't help comparing him to Gaiman. The bar is pretty high! I wouldn't say this is his best, but it's certainly not his worst and it's headed for the 4 star range. It's just turning toward explanations. What is it with me and Mystery plots recently? I don't generally seek them out because they drive me nuts, wanting to know.


I'm enjoying the read though.