Status Report

Life has intruded on me somewhat since I last posted. This last month has been busy. Work has absorbed much of my energy; I was also prepping for a dance exam, while seeking a new dance school, and anticipating my first encounter with an orthodontist. One of my sisters then got married, in what turned out to … Continue reading Status Report

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Other People’s Bookcases 2

Here is another instalment of what I hope will be an ongoing feature. I have two sisters, who possess quite different reading tastes and habits. Meet Sibling II. What is your favourite book? It varies over time. Currently, The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson. Why? For a small book (and particularly since I've not tried Sanderson's other books), it really pulled me in: … Continue reading Other People’s Bookcases 2

Review: ‘League of Dragons’

'League of Dragons' by Naomi Novik Fantasy Synopsis Napoleon's invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted. But even as Capt. William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through the unforgiving winter, Napoleon is raising a new force. While the emperor regroups, the allies have the opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and … Continue reading Review: ‘League of Dragons’