Category Archives: Books

Thoughts: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot

This isn’t going to be long or deep, but hey, I read it, so why not? After seeing the amazing Cats film over Christmas, we wandered into a secondhand bookshop in Manchester, where by serendipity was waiting for us a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tarzan the Terrible, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The last Tarzan (in the anthology on my Kindle)! Yes! I have survived! And you know what? This was probably the one I got along the most with. Skimming Goodreads reviews, people have wildly differing opinions of all the Tarzans, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal el-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Truly, this is the briefest palate-cleanser between Tarzans. Partly because this book is a novella, but also because it’s of that kind of particularly swallowable book. Lately I feel like I talk about swallowing books whole or inhaling them a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tarzan the Untamed, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

There are so many Tarzans. Say what you want about Burroughs – and I do – but the man was prolific. Tarzan the Untamed is back in the normal Tarzan chronology, so we meet him as an adult ape-man with … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers

It feels like I’m absolutely racing through books lately, so here I am again lest I overtake myself in reading and give myself a backlog again. There are some cracking books I ended up just skipping over to get back … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Jungle Tales of Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have no idea how there can be so many Tarzan books in this one anthology. Could be worse. I once read 15 Oz books in a row because I found them for free when I was looking for The … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, by Gaston Leroux

I didn’t want to drop my habit of reading French, so I bumped this little gem about five years up my TBR, and it didn’t disappoint! Confession: My knowledge of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not as thorough as … Continue reading

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Thoughts: A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers

Lucky me ended up going into work for a thing that could only be done in the office, and to make up for this outrage, with me went the colleague who had lent me The Long Way To A Small … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Nana, by Emile Zola

Well, don’t I feel fancy? I do. I feel incredibly fancy. Not as fancy as Nana in her splendour, but still. We try. At this point I think I can say that I just really like Zola. Many spoilers below. … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Here we are again! I found Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar a lot easier to read than The Son of Tarzan for various reasons, among which was that I didn’t spend the entire time rolling my eyes at how … Continue reading

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