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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

Wonder Show

Wonder Show - Hannah Barnaby Until the end, this was definitely a 3-star story. The ending is really what made the story what it was--a heartwarming tale of finding family. The rest of the novel seems to be a bit floundering, it gets better as it goes along. I loved the descriptions of the sideshows and the interactions between Portia and the freaks, especially Mosco and Maria. Plus of course with Gideon, whom she develops a romantic interest, but not overly so which is a little refreshing, though I would have been happy to see a bit more. Bit young for that yet, though, I suppose.My favorite character by far is Jackal. You don't learn much about him, which is a little bit sad, but he's not the type to give it up anyways, anything he told you would probably be a fabrication. A lovely exciting fabrication, I'm sure, but still one. I'm not sure what about him makes me like him so much, but he always seemed upbeat and cheerful and he talked to Mosco like nobody else. He also took Portia under his wing and drove Violet's family's truck. I guess despite all that fabrication, he's just a nice guy and the name Jackal is just so fun.And for all of Mosco's tough guy persona, I really enjoyed him. The parts told in his point of view, especially about the twins's dance, was well written and intense.