Monthly Archives: January 2021

The Bone Season

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon My rating: 3 of 5 stars The world building in this book is very intricate. It can take time to make sense of everything and I’m not sure I did. Paige – the lead … Continue reading

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Why We Get The Wrong Politicians

Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I recommend anyone who wants to stand for public office to read this book. I recognise a lot of what the first half of this … Continue reading

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Terrestrial TV Should go back

Several years ago the terrestrial TV companies would build an audience for a programme by screening an episode of a series every week. Then along came streaming and they would “drop” an entire series at once enabling people to “binge … Continue reading

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Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 4 of 5 stars The setting and magic system are both good here. This is the perfect introduction to Ravka, and to the way the whole Grisha society works. Alina – lead … Continue reading

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent fantasy. Set in an intricate quasi-Early Modern world where Eastern and Western cultures exist in what turns out to be an … Continue reading

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