Tag Archives: Mixed Feelings

The City of Falling Angels

Y’all, I probably should have gone to the opera when I went to Venice. I’m the kind of philistine who doesn’t much care for opera but the theatre itself would be neat to see. The Fenice burned down in 1996, … Continue reading

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H Is For…

Hawk! No, hats! Wait, both! Of late I’ve been reading H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald and knitting hats. Just further proof that it’s always a non-stop party around here. I picked up Hawk because I swear every other … Continue reading

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Strange The Sweater

So y’all, I read Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I’ve been musing about it for the past few days and I still can’t quite make up my mind about it. Our hero Lazlo Strange develops a passion for stories … Continue reading

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The Clockwork Scarab

I’ve probably mentioned a time or ten that I have a longstanding affection for Sherlock Holmes and related adaptations/spinoffs, which these days seems to mean a more or less endless list of things to read. (And watch – I’m perhaps … Continue reading

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Belle Epoque

I finished reading Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross the other day and I still can’t really make up my mind what I thought of it. It’s about Maude, who runs away to Paris and takes a job as a repoussoir, … Continue reading

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

Ever feel like there are some things that are better in theory than in practice? I’m starting to think fairy tale retellings are maybe in that category, alongside stiletto heels. It was inevitable I would pick up The Girls at … Continue reading

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Swamplandia!

I picked up Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! from the library because it has an alligator on the cover (I’m discerning like that.) I finished it a couple of days ago and I still can’t quite make up my mind about it. … Continue reading

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