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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

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In the Bleak Midwinter: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alsyne Novel
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Ninefox Gambit
Yoon Ha Lee, Emily Woo Zeller
The Black Tides of Heaven
JY Yang
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Hedge Witch by Simon Kewin

Hedge Witch - Simon Kewin

Series: The Cloven Land Trilogy #1


Alright, I mostly finished this just so that I could count it for the Kill Your Darlings game. It started out promising with Cait but then jumped to a fantasy land for a good ten chapters. I'm not sure what it was exactly that prevented me from connecting with the story but I guess it was a lack of polish. I felt like the book would have benefited from at least one more pass from an editor to point out things like you shouldn't be referring to falling to the floor when you're outside, or you could use some actual description of the settings, or just streamline portions of it. The dialogue was lack-lustre and I just wasn't impressed overall. I won't be bothering with the rest of the trilogy.



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