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    Book Review | Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

    Ink and Bone is the first part of The Great Library series by Rachel Caine, which is continued in Paper and Fire. Ink and Bone is set in an alternate history. The main character Jess, leaves home to join the mysterious library. This series has a Harry Potter feel to it, so its a must read if you’re looking for another Potter fix. INK AND BONE SUMMARY Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books…

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    How To Get Rid of Books

    You may have noticed I own quite a lot of books. Around this time every year I go through everything I own and clear out the ones I don’t want. I do this mostly because I have limited space and there is no point keeping something just for it to sit on a shelf. So today I am going to share my process for purging books. CHOOSING WHAT BOOKS TO GET RID OF The first thing I do is just look at my shelves. It may seem pointless to mention it but this is what I do. I go through each shelf and pick out the books I’ve read and…

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    Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

    Too Like The Lightning is a new epic science fiction series written by Ada Palmer. And is the first part of the Terra Ignota series which is continued in Seven Surrenders.  This is a challenging book to read but the payout it gives is worthwhile. SUMMARY Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer–a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished…

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    My Thoughts On Sherlock Season 4

    Here are my collected thoughts on Sherlock season 4. A note on how this post works: I wrote a little bit after each episode where I talked about my feelings on the episode and speculations for the next. I’ve added dates in so you can see when I wrote them, this is mostly because some stuff turned out to be wrong. Then at the end there is a little summary of how I felt about the season as a whole. Even though I shouldn’t really need to mention this, it will contain spoilers for all three episodes. THE SIX THATCHERS Okay my initial impression of this episode was that it’s a bit…

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    Review | Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

    Crooked Kingdom is the second part of a duology written by Leigh Bardugo. The first book, Six of Crows follows the antics of a young conman, Kaz Brekker. Crooked Kingdom is a young-adult heist book set in the same universe as the Grisha Trilogy written by the same author. SUMMARY Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from…