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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

Real Quanta: Simplifying Quantum Physics for Einstein and Bohr
Martijn van Calmthout
Progress: 3%
The Victorian Christmas
Anna Selby
Progress: 6%
Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward
Carl Abrahamsson, Gary Valentine Lachman
Progress: 15/256pages
Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Progress: 21%
Old Celtic Romances
P.W. Joyce
Progress: 3%
Naomi Novik
Progress: 28%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%

Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

The Catacombs (World's Scariest Places) (Volume 2) - Jeremy Bates

This is pretty good. Got it on a freebie a few days ago and accidentally started reading while I was vetting samples.


If you've ever been to the Paris Catacombs, you can appreciate the creepy setting. If not, do some Googling! This is a great idea actually, the author plans to write a series of books set in real places, all Horror genre.


So far it's sort of a literary Blair Witch Project, but the characters are strongly defined and the banter has developed them well from the start, and that makes for a good story.