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In the bleak prehistoric midwinter: The Reindeer People reviewed

The Reindeer People by Megan Lindholm

You’ll probably know Megan Lindholm better as Robin Hobb, the celebrated author of the Realms of the Elderlings series, where we met the Farseer family, the Liveship Traders and the inhabitants of the Rainwilds. The Reindeer People swaps the high

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So how did I do? Summer reading progress update

Summer Reading Update

I know, I know. It has been too long since you’ve had a proper update from me. There I was, cheerily listing my planned reading over Easter, and the next thing you know it’s radio silence and summer is here

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Standout reads of 2014

Top reads 2014 stamp

  2014 is already coming swiftly to a close and Goodreads tells me I’ve finished 71 books this year – a marked improvement on the 41 I read last year. So which books are the ones that still leave me

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Book Review: Fool’s Assassin

Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb

What you might expect to read if the inhabitants of Westeros stopped to ponder on their thoughts and motivations instead of rushing ahead to burn, fight and kill at every opportunity. Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb is Game of Thrones for the more considered reader.

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How long should a good book be?

How long should a good book be?

Something’s been irking me lately when I’ve been trying to write book reviews. It was something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Yes, characters were fine, the plot was good and pacey. But there was something missing. It wasn’t

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