Opinions of Saturn

A potpourri of classics, pagan books, cookbooks, noir, queer lit, and whatever's ended up on my bookshelf.

 

This is the BookLikes edition of my reviewing blog. Currently I'm the reigning emperor of gay and a practicing polytheist. Expect pedantry, pretentiousness, and overthinking.

 

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October
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February2017
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Death Was in the Picture - Linda L. Richards
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January2017
27
text: 1080 pages, and three weeks to read it...
When I was younger, I used to challenge myself by checking out the longest fiction books in the library and see if I could finish reading them before the due date. Figured I'd...
Words of Radiance  - Brandon Sanderson
currently reading:
Words of Radiance  - Brandon Sanderson The Godfather - Mario Puzo
January2017
26
Ten Days in a Mad House by Nellie Bly
I probably would have liked reading Bly’s landmark investigative journalism more if this edition didn’t include a host of similar articles at the end with titles like “Nellie ...
Ten Days in a Mad-House - Nellie Bly
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Ten Days in a Mad-House - Nellie Bly
Death Was the Other Woman by Linda L. Richards
So, what were the plucky secretaries of rye-guzzling PIs doing while their employers moped about gorgeous women and betrayal? They did the actual detective work around the off...
Death Was the Other Woman - Linda L. Richards
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Death Was the Other Woman - Linda L. Richards
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January2017
24
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January2017
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January2017
18
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January2017
15
Another Kind of Love by Paula Christian
ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE is a reprinting of two stories from the late pulp era. One of them is very good, and the other… isn’t. Both stories are very much of the time, for bette...
Another Kind Of Love - Paula Christian
updated shelf:
Another Kind Of Love - Paula Christian
January2017
14
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January2017
13
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January2017
12
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Lirael (The Abhorsen Trilogy, #2) - Garth Nix
January2017
11
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January2017
10
Ancestors and Hero Cultus: Walking the Worlds, Vol. I, Issue I
Walking the Worlds a venture spearheaded by Galina Krasskova to put explicitly polytheist beliefs in a semi-academic format. Beginning with the topic of death is entirely inte...
Ancestors and Hero Cultus  (Volume 1) - Walking the Worlds
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Ancestors and Hero Cultus  (Volume 1) - Walking the Worlds
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I almost never read romance, but when I do it's almost always Jennifer Crusie. She has a way of writing romance without the ...
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Currently reading

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
Sibyls: Prophecy and Power in the Ancient World by Jorge Guillermo
Progress: 11/240pages
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by John Meacham, Jon Meacham
Progress: 69/483pages
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
Progress: 512/512pages
Manga Mania Shoujo: How to Draw the Charming and Romantic Characters of Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart
Progress: 9/144pages
Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle
Progress: 275/275pages
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Progress: 313/313pages
The Red and the Black by Stendhal