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Iris on Books

Iris is a PhD student and book blogger who's favourite pastime is curling up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book.

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Eight Days of Luke
Diana Wynne Jones
Delusions of Gender: The Real Science behind Sex Differences
Cordelia Fine
Yellowcake
Margo Lanagan
An Abundance of Katherines
John Green
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reviewed: City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Book 1)
Well.. I did enjoy the first 50 pages or so. The rest was a bit of a struggle and not very entertaining. I guess that's it fo...
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
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reviewed: Ten White Geese: A Novel
Is this ever a confusing book. But beautifully written as well. I can't quite figure out what I feel and think about this one...
Ten White Geese - Gerbrand Bakker
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reviewed: Cleopatra's Moon
Loved this! Full review to follow soon.
Cleopatra's Moon (Audio) - Vicky  Alvear Shecter, Kirsten Potter
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reviewed: Coraline
First RIP read of the season. This was a lot scarier than I might've imaged for a children's book. BUt wonderful too, even if...
Coraline - Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
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reviewed: Ihmisen osa
In The Human Part an elderly woman called Salme Sinikka Malmikunnas agrees to sell her life story to an author she meets at a...
Ihmisen osa - Kari Hotakainen
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reviewed: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair took the book blogging world by storm last year. I remember being particularly taken with Allie’...
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading - Nina Sankovitch
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reviewed: Evel Knievel Days: A Novel
[I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. This review was originally posted at Iris on Books].Khosi Saqr has...
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reviewed: In the Shadow of the Banyan
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reviewed: Seraphina
I stayed up until 3 am in order to finish this one. I think that about says it all. [Review to follow]
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reviewed: Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)
[review copy from Netgalley. Review originally posted here]This must be one of the most highly anticipated titles released in...
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reviewed: Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy Book 1
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reviewed: Mesmerized
[Review copy from the publisher. Review originally published here.]A few years ago, I took a course called “Psychology of Rel...
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West - Roger Crowley
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