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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

Belated books of August

War and Peace - Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy Demelza - Winston Graham Malice at the Palace - Rhys Bowen The Feline Affair: An Incident Series Novelette - Neve Maslakovic Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins - Susan Casey That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us - Erin Moore, Lynne Truss Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times (Icons) - Anne C. Heller Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them - Nancy Marie Brown Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery - Susan Elia MacNeal

War and Peace - my review here


Demelza - I enjoyed this just as much as Poldark, the first book in the series which I reviewed here. Almost all the best lines of the BBC adaption, all those wonderful Lizzie Bennet-like comebacks, are taken from the books. 


Malice at the Palace - my review here 


The Feline Affair - my review here


Voices in the Ocean - my review here


That's Not English - my review here


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - my review here 


Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times - my review here


Ivory Vikings - my review here


Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery - Set during WWII, this is book 5 in the series and I loved it, but since I read it as a NetGalley ARC I'll post its review closer to the publication date. I will say that while not avoiding serious issues it's much less dark than book 3--Maggie's in the US this time and one of the characters meets Walt Disney!

Source: http://jaylia3.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/belated-books-of-august