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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.

Currently reading

Original Magic: The Rituals and Initiations of the Persian Magi
Flowers, Stephen E., Ph.D.
Progress: 63/192pages
A Duty to the Dead
Charles Todd
Progress: 53%
The Goblins of Bellwater
Molly Ringle
Progress: 34%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 40%
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: 59%

DNF at 15%.

— feeling bad egg
Within the Glass Darkly - William Gareth Evans

I was reading this with a group, but I can't go any further. The plot idea was interesting, but the sentence structure screamed amateur at the beginning and has been getting significantly worse. Mostly over use of 'as' and 'had'.


A really gruesome scene at the end of a chapter badly told was the last straw. No impact because of the structure. I'm bored out of my mind and throwing in the towel on this one.