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August 14th, 2019

Some men are born dragons

When I was a kid, we got all our book bags at Tough Traveler, a locally-owned, American-made company. Their bags were insanely durable and they offered free in-store repairs if something went wrong. Last night, I was thrilled to discover that not only are they still in business, they have an on-line store! My mom still has and uses my old one and I am ridiculously excited about the prospect of buying the exact same bag only in a different color. I'm thinking maybe green this time. If you like really hardy bags you will never need to replace, i can not recommend them enough.

On to the Wednesday reading.

What I just finished

The Last Tsar's Dragons by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple. I've been a fan of Jane Yolen since The Devil's Arithmetic and I'm always a slut for dragons, so naturally I had to try it out when I saw it at the new book shelf at the library. It basically re-imagines the Russian Revolution where both sides had dragons, but I found the dragon action strangely lacking. spoilers and mentions of antisemitismCollapse ) The end result was a book with an interesting, if under-used, premise peopled with characters who left me cold. On the plus side, I learned that Leon Trotsky's real name was actually Lev Bronstein, so I guess that's something.

What's Next

The Perilous Guard by Elizabeth Marie Pope. I owned this book back in the day, so when I saw it at the library book sale, I decided to see if it was as good as I remember. If it's not, I'm only out a quarter.

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