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Jen Laverdure has commented on (2) products.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Jen Laverdure, November 19, 2013

I devoured this tasty morsel of a book! I love books so naturally one about a bookstore and the potential secrets it holds for those willing to search them out is enough to reel me in. But what makes this book so much more delectable is the story about the intersection of technology and books, how they can be synergistic and both respected in their own right. It is also a fun mystery with a bit of sic fi thrown into the mix. So many ingredients blended for a great tasting feast of thoughts.
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall

Jen Laverdure, January 24, 2013

This book was a delight! The story multitasks as it looks at the rise of capitalism and the demise of feudalism, the beginning of the English reformation, the evolving role of class at that time and even the role of women in the 16th century. Ms. Mantel takes us on a ride through history that is told in the very human voice of Thomas Cromwell, a merchant among royalty. Thomas Cromwell is a sympathetic character even as he plots with the king to rid the country of dissenters. The book inspired me to research the characters online between chapters because I was so intrigued. Ms. Mantel brings English history to life so eloquently, you will find yourself wanting more as you polish off this feast of 600 pages. Which is good because there's a sequel!
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