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.

 

I'm editing my reviews to cleanse them of Goodreads taint. Reviews fixed: approx. 840/1096

Today
October
21
currently reading
Jacqueline Carey
Murasaki Shikibu
currently reading
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
currently reading
John Galsworthy
October 2018
11
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October 2018
10
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October 2018
06
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October 2018
05
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The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley narrated by Barbara Rosenblat An ancient castle, a tragic love, and a web of secre...
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I've never read Rowling's other piece of adult fiction, The Casual Vacancy, and I haven't heard anything about that causes me...
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I definitely enjoyed this one more. Mostly because with Lana being forced to run her family's restaurant, we get to see her t...
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I'm pretty sure I wasn't supposed to find this as amusing as I did, but I'm several decades past its target demographic. I'd...
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Somehow, one of my all-time favorite classic horror stories just didn’t stand up to time and my adult reading habits on this ...
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Definitely not as classic as The House with the Clock in its Walls. Most jarring was the change of illustrators. Mercer May...
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What is about Alice Hoffman? Seriously? It's like everything that she writes is pure magic, and I can't ever feel my own sadn...
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Terrible 1966 revision of the 1947 novel. They just randomly tossed in updated pop culture references (ex. “The kind of girl ...
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A continuation of the tale by Edgar Allen Poe, about the descendants of Hudson, the brother of Roderick who was killed in the...
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I can feel the jolt right now, the physical pain that would startle me, even though I know it is coming. I would be one of th...
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Thanks to NetGalley and to Flame Tree Press for providing me an ARC copy of this novel that I freely chose to review. I have ...
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If Gentleman's Guide is a queer romantic romp then Lady's Guide is a girl power anthem. The heart of this book revolves aroun...
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Currently reading

Kushiel's Dart
Jacqueline Carey
Progress: 130/1015 pages
The Tale of Genji
Murasaki Shikibu
The Big Book of Science Fiction
Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
Progress: 135/1216 pages
A Modern Comedy
John Galsworthy
Progress: 553/862 pages