Monthly Archives: January 2012

Book read: Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce (2011)

Tamora Pierce, Mastiff (2011) Mastiff is Tamora Pierce’s third and concluding book in the Beka Cooper trilogy. At the start, Beka has just experienced the death of a fellow Dog, one whom she was engaged to marry. As she grieves, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Starting Chess, by A.J. Gillam (1978)

A.J. Gillam, Starting Chess (1978) I learned to play chess many years ago. By this I mean, I learned how the pieces move and what the rules of the game are, but not much else. Learning to play better has … Continue reading

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Book read: The IPCRESS File, by Len Deighton (1962)

Len Deighton, The IPCRESS File (1962) This was Len Deighton’s first published novel, a first-person spy story where the unnamed narrator gets involved in an affair he never quite seems to grasp the details of. (I can’t really give away … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tortall and Other Lands, by Tamora Pierce (2011)

Tamora Pierce, Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales (2011) I’m a great fan of Tamora Pierce. I first read her first book, Alanna: The First Adventure, way back in 5th grade when it first came out (inquiring minds … Continue reading

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Let’s Try This Again

OK, so I didn’t do very well at all on the blogging front in 2011. Or the book-reading front. I posted only 9 reviews here, and I didn’t read very many more books than that last year. Not that I … Continue reading

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