A Man With An Agenda

I'm an indie bookseller in Vermont, sometime public servant, and voracious reader. My public commitments have not kept me from weekly D&D sessions or thinking about getting more cats and ways of keeping said cats off my antiques.

 

Catching up on half a year of not reviewing, please pardon my flurry of updates. Hoping to get this blog current by the end of summer so that my currently reading and shelves reflect my actual state of Read.

 

6-6-18: 48 Reviews Due

Today
June
18
currently reading
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
currently reading
John Galsworthy
June 2018
14
read and rated
reviewed: The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Wintrop
William is having a hard time adjusting. He's just found out that his beloved Mrs. Philips is leaving him to return home to L...
The Castle in the Attic - Elizabeth Winthrop
June 2018
13
liked:
More specifically we need to talk about the one-true-love trope. This may be a bit rambly but it's been on my mind a lot rec...
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Endings are sad no matter if it happens suddenly or you know it’s been coming for some time, but all good things come to an e...
liked:
I must confess that I have struggled with my weight from very early on (well, all my life) and, like the author of this book ...
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Ruth Ware has done it again! 'The Death of Mrs. Westaway' is even better than her last book, 'The Lying Game', and for me, th...
reviewed: White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig
A ticking-clock thriller set in Vermont. Rufus has one night to prove that his privileged half-sister didn't kill her boyfrie...
White Rabbit - Caleb Roehrig
read and rated
June 2018
12
reviewed: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Every year in Sophie and Agatha's village two children are taken away. The children are always opposites of each other: one k...
The School for Good and Evil - Soman Chainani
read and rated
June 2018
09
reviewed: The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci by Dmitry Merezhkovsky
I read this on the recommendation of a friend whose taste in literature is even more antiquated than mine. I know that's ridi...
Leonardo - Dmitry Merezhkovsky
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liked:
Graham Greene is one of those authors that I've always meant to read - and following along with BrokenTune's Greene-land Adve...
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Re-read remarksI re-read this because I am teaching this. My first review stands, but let me add something. Like many teacher...
June 2018
07
reviewed: Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major, Illustrated by Kelly Bastow
'Manfried the Man' is about a young white collar cat named Steve living the dream with his pet man Manfried. The book is full...
Manfried The Man - Caitlin Major, Kelly Bastow

Currently reading

The Big Book of Science Fiction
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
Progress: 76/1216 pages
A Modern Comedy
John Galsworthy
Progress: 309/862 pages