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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 Turn of the Screw
Henry James
Progress: 19%
Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2)
Richard Gleaves
Progress: 76%
One Blood
Qwantu Amaru
Progress: 27%
Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel
Ben Aaronovitch
Progress: 57%
Vampire - In the Beginning
Charmain Marie Mitchell
Progress: 89%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 47%
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: 76%

Bookaday Sept #2 - Favourite book set in a school

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

Well duh!


What else could I choose? I don't read a lot of books with teenage protagonists and this first book of the Harry Potter was good enough to make me read the whole series, even when I started getting bored with it halfway through (the series, not this book).


Note it's Philosopher's Stone, not Sorcerer's Stone which the publisher insulted Americans by changing on the premise that they wouldn't understand what Philosopher's Stone is or take the time to look it up. I hate it when publishers water down British books. I made an American friend very happy by bringing her British editions which are far better.


Yes there are cultural references that may mean more to Brit readers, but the whole school set up is for a British school!