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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

Kitchen Witchcraft
Rachel Patterson
Progress: 2%
Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army
Edoardo Albert
Progress: 1%
Magic Medicine: A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-Day Use of Psychedelic Plants and Substances
Cody Johnson
Hero at the Fall
Alwyn Hamilton
Progress: 9%
Pieces of Her
Karin Slaughter
John Peters in the land of Demons
Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)
Tamora Pierce
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream
Christopher Golden
Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab
Columbkill Noonan
Progress: 3%
Sound—The Fabric of Soul, Consciousness, Reality, and the Cosmos
Ramiro Mendes, João Mendes
Progress: 16%

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.