Thursday, December 31, 2015

I've Moved

Please update your links - I've moved to my own domain!

 I'll be blogging at Rambling Reviews from now on! I'm still slowly moving posts over, and as I do, I'll be making the posts here disappear... I am super excited to be featuring indie authors regularly on my website, lots of book reviews, and starting in 2016 I'm going to try my hand at reviewing movies (occasionally) too!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Read This

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Welcome to Read This, a collection of book reviews and giveaways that were posted in the past week or so from around the web. This is a collection of book reviews & contests from real reviewers. If you want to be included in the next edition start with the guidelines, then use the submission form. Want to read more reviews? Check out Read This for a list of the latest reviews and stellar reviewers. You can also follow on twitter for the latest round ups. Read This is now accepting photo submissions for each edition.






















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Friday, October 9, 2015

Review: Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Boy, times have changed since this book was written!

This is another reread for me, and another one that I was pretty bored with. The technology has changed so much, and at first it was laughable, and then it just got boring. I was hoping to get back into the series so I'd know what my next dozen books would be (I'm stuck in a rut with my reading right now, having a hard time getting into anything) and I'm just not feeling this one either, though when I first read it years ago, I enjoyed the series. According to goodreads, I reread this one at least once before, in 2009.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Artisan Preserving

Artisan Preserving: Over 100 recipes for jams, chutneys and relishes, pickles, sauces and cordials, and cured meats and fishArtisan Preserving: Over 100 recipes for jams, chutneys and relishes, pickles, sauces and cordials, and cured meats and fish by Emma McDonald
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I requested this book to read & review from netgalley (in exchange for my honest review) because I am a beginner canner - or at least, I consider myself a beginner canner, as this is only my second year. The photos are inspiring & beautiful; the directions are clear, and the recipes well laid out & I would have no problem in following any of them.

The book, however, is a little artsy for me - well, it is in the title after all! I can simple foods, and cook even simpler, so the chutneys, sauces, and cordials are wasted on me. I live in a tiny apartment (my garden is elsewhere) so even if I wanted to cure my own meat & fish, I have no space to do so, so that section is all wasted on me.

Unfortunately, there's not really a single recipe in this book that I think I'd ever actually make ;/.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I didn't enjoy this one as much as I was expecting.

Margaret Beaufort was just written so unappealing. I don't believe any person is that one dimensional. I get obsession, I get being religious, but she was written in such a way that that was the only two things she cared about - getting her son (who she really didn't even know) on the throne, and God.

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