Posts Tagged: rereading

Rereading Elemental Masters (4)

Three books this time because I seem to be on a binge. 6. Unnatural Issue This is the one I always dread because of the very disgusting villain. Isn’t there another way for villains to be bad than to be sexually depraved and/or disgusting? (The villain from Reserved for the Cat is disgusting too, in

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2014 reading roundup

Preliminary disclaimer: I dislike end-of-year overviews. At least I dislike the circumstance that from, well, the end of November until the beginning of January everything is end-of-year overviews. When we still had a subscription to a newspaper (er, last year) I avoided the last issue of the year because it was nothing else than that.

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Rereading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Not such a reading binge as Miss Marple or the Elemental Masters, though we had a film binge: all the films in the course of a couple of months, two a week on average. We started at the beginning –how cute they are!– and ploughed through all

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Tante Mathilde – disappointing sequel

Paul Biegel, Tante Mathilde en de Sterren van de Grote Beer I’ve looked for this sequel to De brieven van de generaal ever since Secunda had it from the library about ten years ago — first for her because she had it on birthday and St. Nicholas wishlists a couple of times, then, when she

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Rereading Elemental Masters (3)

I must either do the rest of this quickly before it all fades from my mind because I’ve got lots of new books to read on holiday (Hild! and the makings of a Willa Cather binge if it turns out to be as readable as I’ve been led to believe) or leave it until a

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Rereading Elemental Masters (2)

I wanted to say which one of the series is my favourite, but (a) I can’t decide, every time I choose one there’s another that I remember more fondly; (b) I don’t actually like rating things; and (c) it tends to change with my mood. I was also going to say which is my least

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Rereading Elemental Masters (1)

I’ve been rereading the Elemental Masters series by Mercedes Lackey (and have now also read all but one of the new books in the series) and I intend to write at least a little bit about each one. Too much for one post, though; I’ll see how far I get. Don’t expect elaborate reviews: just

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Rereading Miss Marple

I’ve been on a Miss Marple binge, but now I’m satiated before the end. It started when I opened a random Miss Marple (8, The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, because I couldn’t remember ever having read it) and noticed that it referred strongly to The Murder at the Vicarage. I knew I disliked

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Rereading A College of Magics

Caroline Stevermer, A College of Magics I love this book to pieces. The copy I have is falling to pieces, and I may soon have to replace it with a hardback to go with its sequel, A Scholar of Magics. If it’s still in print, that is. (Or get an e-reader at last and try

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Rereading When Voiha Wakes

Joy Chant, When Voiha Wakes I first read this when it came out, in 1983, when I was young and foolish impressionable. Also, I had little use for men at the time, making the female-dominated society in the book seem natural and desirable. In short (the review, on the title link, has much more information):

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