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The dragon’s path by

dragons path

Book one of The Dagger and the Coin Read because of Carl’s Group Read The prologue of The dragon’s path hints at an ancient evil, at the end of the world, but for the rest of the book that fact gets very little attention. Instead we get to meet a variety of characters, from Marcus the mercenary captain with a

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The Little Stranger by

The little stranger - Sarah Waters

Read for this year’s RIP event. Part of The Estella Society’s readalong, although a much delayed addition. The story opens with a happy scene at Hundreds Hall, our narrator is remembering how grand the house was. How impressive it was to a small child visiting from a poor family. Thirty years later when Doctor Faraday next visits the place it

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Neverwhere (group read part 3)

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

For this, the final part of the group read, Carl wanted us to share our to share our thoughts in a more general way rather than ask for answer any specific questions. I really enjoyed my read, although I didn’t participate in the group part as much as I had hoped. I was didn’t get to visit any one else’s

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Neverwhere (group read part 2) by

Neverwhere

I may have been late last week, but for part 2 I’m all caught up. This week’s read covers chapters 6 through 12, so there will be spoilers. Chapter 6 begins with Richard chanting the mantra, “I want to go home”. How do you feel about Richard and his reactions at this point to the unexpected adventure he finds himself

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Neverwhere (group read part 1) by

Neverwhere

As is my norm for these group reads I am behind schedule. I should have been posting this on Monday, but here I am, typing away on a Thursday. Nevertheless, I shall press on Better late than never, isn’t that right. There will be spoilers up to the end of chapter 5 What do you think of our two villains

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Fragile things week 3 by

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

This is just a round-up post of my thoughts after week three of the Fragile things read. As with any short story collection some of the stories worked for me, and other didn’t. I tend to like the more traditional stories, where we have somewhat of a resolution or development. The more open-ended and experimental, or just atmospheric I don’t

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