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Avid reader of books both lofty and pedestrian… but mostly somewhere in the middle. Love hearing what others think about what they’re reading and responding in kind. Fave genres include contemporary fiction, mysteries (mostly series), some sci fi, some fantasy, some romance. Also,

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Paul Cornell: Lost Child of Lychford (EBook, 2016, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) No rating

It’s December in the English village of Lychford – the first Christmas since an evil …

Ugh… this book has so many characteristics that should make me love it, but it’s not happening. Maybe I have reader’s block? (Which has literally NEVER happened to me.) Is that even a thing? This is the second book in a row I’ve stopped reading (which also has literally never happened to me). Maybe I need to stop picking up my reading at 10pm when I’m already tired.

Julianne MacLean: Beyond the Moonlit Sea (Paperback, 2022, Lake Union Publishing) No rating

Nothing bad, just nothing great. Somewhat predictable, and I didn’t find the surprising parts to be very believable. I liked Olivia, but none of the other characters really spoke to me. Also, a major plot point involved the Bermuda Triangle, but there was little to no actual information about the Bermuda Triangle… it seemed like a lost opportunity. 3/5 stars.

Paul Cornell: Witches of Lychford (EBook, 2015, Tor) 5 stars

Traveler, Cleric, Witch.

The villagers in the sleepy hamlet of Lychford are divided. A supermarket …

This was fun - interesting plot and characters, and I like the present-day setting. It’s rather short, which at first left me feeling like I wanted to know a lot more about the characters, but it’s the first in a series of five or so, so it looks like I’ll get the chance.