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Deerbrook 3/4 Update

The rising action that I could see emerging previously has come to a head! There was actually a very dramatic chapter in which there was stone throwing, lots of arguing, and a burned effigy… There are now two major conflicts in the plot: Hope’s romantic feelings, and Enderby’s. Much of the novel has been concerned […]

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2/4 Update: Deerbrook

I actually started reading Deerbrook last summer, and left it behind in pursuit of quicker reads while I was busy at an excavation. It’s taken me a while to get back into reading it, but I’m so glad I did! Deerbrook focuses on the lives of Hester and Margaret following Hester’s marriage to Edward Hope. […]

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3/4 Update: Atlantis

This book started out so promising… Now, it’s not a jaunty archaeological adventure through the city of Atlantis (excuse me, I have a Disney movie to watch). It’s somehow a thriller political novel? There aren’t any spies, but there’s Kazakh gangsters who’ve created a sanctuary for terrorists and are using that to…pillage museums and ancient […]

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2/4 Update: Atlantis

This update is a lot less optimistic than the last one… The plot has definitely lost me in the drudgery of details at this point. Many of the negative reviews for the novel complain that there are parts that read as though they’re straight from a technical manual, and yes I’ve started to see that. […]

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1/4 Update: Atlantis

Note: I have decided that while I will update my tumblr blog with more frequent updates (beesandbooks1.tumblr.com) for this blog I will post updates once I have reached quarter marks through the book before posting a final review of its entirety after I have finished. So far, the plot is engaging, but that might have […]