Review of Escaping Dreamland

This review is based on a pre-released copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It is scheduled to be released in September of 2020. Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett My rating: 5 of 5 star Escaping

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Review of Escaping Dreamland

This review is based on a pre-released copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It is scheduled to be released in September of 2020. Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett My rating: 5 of 5 star Escaping

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A Virtual Craft Beer Festival

Well we do live in interesting times. So through some social mediated means I caught wind of the Craic Community’s VBF and am very glad I did. From 3pm to 8pm today 60+ people congregated via Zoom to interact with

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A Virtual Craft Beer Festival

Well we do live in interesting times. So through some social mediated means I caught wind of the Craic Community’s VBF and am very glad I did. From 3pm to 8pm today 60+ people congregated via Zoom to interact with

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Review of Three Cheers for Me

I cannot believe that I have not reviewed this favourite until now. I had collected a few words about the longer series that comprise The Collected Bandy Papers (Vols 1 – 9) in a previous post. They are modern day

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Review of Three Cheers for Me

I cannot believe that I have not reviewed this favourite until now. I had collected a few words about the longer series that comprise The Collected Bandy Papers (Vols 1 – 9) in a previous post. They are modern day

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Review of The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World’s Most Glamorous Ship by Greg King and Penny Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World’s Most

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Review of The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World’s Most Glamorous Ship by Greg King and Penny Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World’s Most

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Review of Chicago’s Great Fire

Chicago’s Great Fire The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City by Carl Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars Carl Smith’s upcoming Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City is an exhaustively researched

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Review of Chicago’s Great Fire

Chicago’s Great Fire The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City by Carl Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars Carl Smith’s upcoming Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City is an exhaustively researched

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On Plans and Institutional Momentum

Everyone loves a good plan. It gives direction, sets expectations, lets us know what’s coming next. It makes everything seem manageable. The problem with plans is that we have trouble letting go of them or allowing them to evolve with

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On Plans and Institutional Momentum

Everyone loves a good plan. It gives direction, sets expectations, lets us know what’s coming next. It makes everything seem manageable. The problem with plans is that we have trouble letting go of them or allowing them to evolve with

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Review of the Glass Hotel

The marketing bumph for this novel is honest and factual and captures the very bare plot outline. In that, it does this novel a severe disservice. The Glass Hotel is experiential. As she did her previous novel Station Eleven, St.

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Review of the Glass Hotel

The marketing bumph for this novel is honest and factual and captures the very bare plot outline. In that, it does this novel a severe disservice. The Glass Hotel is experiential. As she did her previous novel Station Eleven, St.

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Review of the Tenant of Windfell Hall

I did not enjoy Anne Brönte’s Tenant of Windfell Hall.  I read it as our book club pick this month – and only finished with great difficulty so that I was qualified to discuss it. I am sorry and realise

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Review of the Tenant of Windfell Hall

I did not enjoy Anne Brönte’s Tenant of Windfell Hall.  I read it as our book club pick this month – and only finished with great difficulty so that I was qualified to discuss it. I am sorry and realise

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Review of An Honest Man

Ben Fergusson’s An Honest Man is a thick, deeply enveloping treat of a read. Full of twists and deeply engaging, this coming of age tale set in 1988-89 West Berlin follows a group of teens facing the challenges of their

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Review of An Honest Man

Ben Fergusson’s An Honest Man is a thick, deeply enveloping treat of a read. Full of twists and deeply engaging, this coming of age tale set in 1988-89 West Berlin follows a group of teens facing the challenges of their

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Review of Able Sentry: The Next War – Kirov 50

Having finished the 50th volume of this long-running serial, I feel compelled to do a full-series reflection. When I began this series the running total in the series was in the mid-thirties. I read Kirov with an eye to how

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Review of Able Sentry: The Next War – Kirov 50

Having finished the 50th volume of this long-running serial, I feel compelled to do a full-series reflection. When I began this series the running total in the series was in the mid-thirties. I read Kirov with an eye to how

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