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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ann J. Lane
Wizard and Glass
Stephen King, Dave McKean
River of Blue Fire
Tad Williams
Richard Ford
Progress: 36/420 pages

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!

I'm pretty much done here. The last weeks of struggle have been frustrating and infuriating.


It's the people that I'll inevitably leave behind that I am saddest about. I encourage any of my friends here to find me at Goodreads. I never really left GR, but I certainly learned to love things here (Halloween Bingo and the book list function are just two). Hopefully this link will be of assisstance to anyone trying to track me:  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9246169-wanda


You can also find me on Blogger:




Not so great for social interaction, but perhaps better than nothing.


See you somewhere else soon, I hope.






P.S. I'll probably stop in here occasionally because its kind of hard to let go 

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A South African Ground Squirrel (South Africa, 2017)



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A Pale Mandibled Aricari (Ecuador, 2013)


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A Yellow Faced Tyrannulet, peeking out of its nest of dried leaves (Venezuela, 2014)


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Wildebeest (South Africa, 2017)


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A Sword Billed Hummingbird (Ecuador, 2013)


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An Iguana (Mexico, 2015)


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      A pair of Swinhoe's Pheasants (Taiwan, 2018)

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Zebras (South Africa, 2017)


Friday Flowers

Gallardia, also known as Brown Eyed Susans, with wild roses in the background.


TBR Thursday

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore - Kim Fu Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb The Library of the Unwritten - A.J. Hackwith

I'm working on The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore for my book club on Friday evening. Its a good book, but I'm feeling restless these days and having difficulty concentrating.


I've been paused on Assassin's Quest for a while now and I'd like to get back to it and finish it up. Its part of my Science Fiction & Fantasy Reading Project.


Once I've conquered them, its time to move on to a library book, The Library of the Unwritten. Things are still weird with our public library. I've picked up two armloads of books, but we still aren't allowed to return them. I've got the leaning tower of library books in my entryway, waiting for permission to take them back. Our library system has also eliminated overdue fines, so I'm wondering if or when I'll get some of books that I've got holds on. Time will tell.


My July project is cleaning and reorganizing my kitchen. Associated with that will be some recipe testing. And yes, I'll provide photos of any successes in that quest.


Have a great July!

Stolen from Facebook

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A Golden Snub-nosed Monkey (China, 2014).

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A Green Violetear (Venezuela, 2014). Hummingbirds are always exciting to see!


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A Yellow Warbler, one of my personal favourite birds of the Alberta summer.


This looks more my style


I've already mentally bookmarked two recipes, one of which I plan to make this evening.