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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
The Heretic Queen: A Novel - Michelle Moran At first I was pretty disappointed in this novel, perhaps because Nefertari was thirteen and her narrative was extremely childish and I had been hoping for something a little more substantial. However, later on it fulfilled those expectations.This is a beautiful story of a girl growing up, becoming clever, and eventually becoming a queen. The author did a good job portraying just how hard it was for her to rise above the sins of her ancestors, to win the approval of her own people. It's an aspiring little story, and the historical notes afterwards broke my heart a little.The only other real compliant I have is the constant use of "he/she swore". It's almost on every page, and if it isn't, it certainly feels as though it is. Even writing it here is grating.