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Reviews of books in this format:

Down to the Wire by

Honestly, I considered giving up on this a couple of times. I wanted to try something that wasn’t fantasy or science fiction or non-fiction, the categories I seem to keep falling into. This is a paint-by-numbers thriller. By that I mean the characters are thin, bland stereotypes and the plot, while is has some turns – Read the rest of this review

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by

I had no idea what this was about heading in. I kept stumbling across Sedaris’ name in various places, without any real context. The title of the book was intriguing, so I took a punt. It consists of several ‘essays’ about events or memories taken from the author’s life, including everything from shopping for a – Read the rest of this review

Wolf of the Plains by

This is the first in Iggulden’s series following the life of Temujin, better known to the world as Genghis Khan. Although he has a somewhat unsavory reputation in the West, he’s a character I find very interesting, both for uniting the warring Mongol tribes, but also for the empire he built. He was quick to – Read the rest of this review

Eagles at War by

Another book I stumbled across and liked the description enough to give it a go. I’m also a fan of Rome so it tied into my other interests. The plot focuses on the battle of Teutoburg Forest, where an alliance of Germanic tribes ambushed and destroyed three Roman legions in 9 CE, with characters on – Read the rest of this review

Abuse of Power by

I can count the number of books I haven’t finished on one hand. This is among them. I didn’t know anything about this book before borrowing it, I went off the description. It quickly became clear that this is a thinly-veiled Republican wet dream. The protagonist is an unapologetic alpha-male, a throwback, and it wasn’t – Read the rest of this review