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The Lotus Palace

The historical romances I read are mostly set in Victorian/regency England, so I was looking for historicals set outside of this setting. I asked around and was recommended Jeannie Lin’s work. Historical China did sound like fun – though it turned out to be set in a different time period than I thought it was.

The setting made the book quite different from the other historical romances I have read this past year, and I quite enjoyed that.

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To the Sky Kingdom

To the Sky Kingdom by Tang Qi Gong ZiI have not abandoned this blog, I have just been busy with other things for a while – and I have read mostly short fiction, which I find hard to review. If you are interested in food, history, fashion or any combination of those, please check out my new blog Postej & Stew.

To the Sky Kingdom is the first book in a long time, that I have felt compelled to review. It is a Chinese book that I read in translation and it is the first Chinese book I read. The story is very much set in the land of myth. It is one of the most confusing and romantic stories I have read for a long time.

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The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere

Illustration by Christopher Silas Neal
Illustration by Christopher Silas Neal

Title: The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere
Author: John Chu
Genre: speculative fiction, romance

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.

I read this story because of it’s Hugo Nomination, so who-ever thinks that the Hugo Nominations don’t matter, please – of course they do – at least to the people voting. Which I am very happy to say I will be this year.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

Time-Travelers-Wife-book-coverTitle: The Time Traveler’s Wife
Published:  2003 by MacAdamCage Pub
Pages:  519 pages
Status: December 21 to 26, 2013
Genre: Love story, time travel, best seller

Again I am late to the game. This has been on my to-read list for quite some time now… 3 years according to GoodReads. I often wait a bit before I write my review, but tonight I just finished reading it. The review is a bit rambling… I have just put down the book five minutes ago. I still have a big lump in my throat and it has been there for the last hour or so. I never quite started crying, perhaps because I knew it would be sad, and boy was it sad. The strange thing was that the whole book had this melancholy tone to it. Clara always waiting, Harry always longing to be there.

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Day 24, story 24: Contains Multitudes

full_containsmultitudesTitle: Contains Multitudes
Author: Ben Burgis
Published: tor.com 2013
Genre: Science fiction
Length: short story
Reading time: 18 minutes

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

While Tuesday’s story was very very long and quite complex, this story was a short little thing that I read in less than half an hour.

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Glamourist Histories


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Series: Glamourist Histories
Published: 2010 to 2013 by Tor Books
Status: First reading, November 11 – 13
Genre: Gaslight fantasy, regency era, historical fantasy, alternate history, fantasy of manners

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