A Man With An Agenda

I'm an indie bookseller in Vermont, sometime public servant, and voracious reader. I love antiques, cats, D&D, Victorian literature and pulpy nonsense.

 

I've been writing at least something about everything I read since May of 2010. Many old reviews have dead links to Goodreads, sorry, I'm kind of working on that, but if you look the titles up on Booklikes you can find my thoughts here. I also read a lot of arcs, but don't review them until close to their release date.

 

As a small bookseller I have a suggestion: If you prefer audio or ebooks, Try Kobo or Libro.fm - or asking your local bookseller for an Amazon (and their many subsidiaries) alternative. These are options that are similar in cost, but support local economies and fairly treated employees. When signing up you can select a participating bookstore and a portion of the sales go to that store at no additional cost. Amazon is destroying downtown America and every small purchase through a real storefront makes a huge difference. Independent Bookstores are on a rise again, but others are still struggling. Thank you for your support and shopping local.

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Robert Jordan, Teresa Patterson
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Jacqueline Carey
Murasaki Shikibu
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Leigh Butler
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Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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John Galsworthy
August 2018
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Crossroads of Twilight is an ugly duckling in The Wheel of Time. Parts of the book are chronologically set in the same time s...
reviewed: Crossroads of Twilight, The Wheel of Time #10 by Robert Jordan
This is a toughie. There are many reasons why this book is so notorious, but I'll stick with two reasons. The first is that t...
Crossroads of Twilight - Robert Jordan
August 2018
16
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I went to an evening lecture tonight that was organised by one of the universities in town. When I showed my ticket, I was ...
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The official buddy read for Halloween Bingo is Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett! I am really excited about this one! I've ne...
August 2018
15
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I liked this book as it allows children to use their imagination into the story as two children look inside an abandoned home...
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“He was a boy again, playing in the hot sand of a forgotten summer. He had found a tiny pit, perfectly smooth and symmetrical...
text: Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 304 pages.
Oh my God, the art is this book is so TERRIBLE. I'm gonna love it.
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan, Teresa Patterson
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“Johnny Clinton was sleeping when the hovership raced down the valley, floating along the old turnpike on its cushion of air....
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“I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming...
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I know that some people mentioned reading this book for Halloween Bingo 2018. It is definitely going to hit some bingo square...
text: Reading progress update: I've read 2 out of 1360 pages.
I'm not even on page 2, there is a long introduction that I can't seem to get out of. It's got a lot of good background thoug...
The Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
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I dithered about this book all last night. I think parts were good (the stories within the stories) but felt like the main ch...
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A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though ...

Currently reading

The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
Robert Jordan, Teresa Patterson
Kushiel's Dart
Jacqueline Carey
Progress: 130/1015 pages
The Tale of Genji
Murasaki Shikibu
Wheel of Time Reread: Books 10-12
Leigh Butler
Progress: 33 %
The Big Book of Science Fiction
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
Progress: 135/1216 pages
A Modern Comedy
John Galsworthy
Progress: 553/862 pages