Reviews by Carole Genz

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House of Memory

Isn’t it amazing what tiny details one remembers from one’s school days? Whereas whole years of chemistry and physics seem to have left my brain remarkably untouched, I couldn’t help thinking of a short quote from Oscar Wilde while I was reading Michaela August’s House of Memory. Reading it ...

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A Change of Season

When it comes to romance, I generally go all French. Chacun à son goût, right? Some readers prefer Regencies, some Contemporaries; some just like kisses in their novels and some…well…like bondage threesomes with two bird-winged twin brothers. For me, it is variety what makes romance such a gre ...

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Time for Love

I have always been a sucker for the old-fashioned governess-finds-love-with-her employer plot. Nothing fancy, you mind. Give me a plain governess, some kind of troubled aristocrat, a bit of forbidden love and chances are, I am a happily engaged reader (personally, I blame it all on Charlotte Brontë ...

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Glass Souls

Call me food-obsessed, but reading irrevocably brings out the gourmand in me. Not only do I tend to nibble away on something chocolate-related when I read, but some books also seem to provoke metaphors straight out of the kitchen from me. Michaela August’s Glass Souls is such a book. It is a hotpo ...

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Hometown Hero

A passionate reader, I always approach e-books with a bit of caution. This has nothing to do with snobbishness but with my slightly more fervent reading habits. To my shame, I have been known to physically abuse books that weren’t to my liking (I might give them an extra big dog-ear or energetical ...