Doreen Sheridan

Author's details

Name: Doreen Sheridan
Date registered: September 30, 2014
URL: http://dvaleris.tumblr.com

Biography

Professional book critic, amateur housewife, full-time polymath. I like a good story.

Latest posts

  1. Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) by Louise Penny — October 22, 2017
  2. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti — October 22, 2017
  3. Her Nightly Embrace (Ravi PI #1) by Adi Tantimedh — October 13, 2017
  4. What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton — October 10, 2017
  5. Akata Witch (Akata Witch #1) by Nnedi Okorafor — October 2, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Deathless (Leningrad Diptych #1) by Catherynne M. Valente — 12 comments
  2. I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley — 6 comments
  3. Busting Vegas by Ben Mezrich — 5 comments
  4. Paladin Of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold — 3 comments
  5. Tooth And Claw by Jo Walton — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 22 2017

Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) by Louise Penny

Another excellent installment in the Gamache series, tho certainly not the best. The format is very clever: it opens in a scorching midsummer, where an unnamed defendant is on trial for a murder committed the previous winter in Three Pines, Gamache’s beloved village home. Gamache is on the witness stand as the star witness for …

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Oct 22 2017

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

Oh, man, I remember what it was like to be young and reluctant to grow up and desperately seeking the otherworldly in a futile effort to refute how very prosaic this world is. If that is the kind of person you are or were, too, then our teenage heroine, Hawthorn, will very much resonate with …

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Oct 13 2017

Her Nightly Embrace (Ravi PI #1) by Adi Tantimedh

Okay, I love the idea of this book. And when I started reading it, it was just as charming as advertised (and who doesn’t need more Sendhil Ramamurthy in their lives?) The twists and turns are entertaining (with one very large exception that I’ll get to in a minute) and Adi Tantimedh’s inclusion of a …

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Oct 10 2017

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

How to review a book by one of the most polarizing politicians of recent memory describing an election campaign and aftermath that still elicit strong feelings from large swathes of the electorate? If you think Hillary Clinton is the devil incarnate, I’d be very surprised that you’d even consider reading this book, and then I’d …

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Oct 02 2017

Akata Witch (Akata Witch #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

It was so nice to read something really new for a change, a fresh perspective, to me at least, on the traditional fantasy coming-of-age novel. The Nigerian setting is terrific, and I loved the magic systems and cultural information that came bursting out of this book like the delicious, nourishing flesh of a perfectly ripe …

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Sep 11 2017

Grace And The Fever by Zan Romanoff

What struck me most about this book is that it’s really about conspiracy theories and how they just fuel insanity like a monstrous feedback loop enabled by the Internet. Because look, I’ve been a fangirl all my life but the kind of crazy ass behavior the fans of One Direction, um, I mean, Fever Dream …

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Sep 11 2017

Underground Airlines by Ben H Winters

As a young Asian girl with shallow roots in Virginia and a voracious reading appetite, I was absolutely seduced by Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind. Once I settled permanently in America, moving north over the course of a decade from Virginia to DC to Maryland, widening my circle of colleagues and friends, and becoming …

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Sep 06 2017

Kindred by Octavia E Butler

I’m not ordinarily a fan of editions that feel compelled to shoehorn critical essays of the novel into the same volume, but I must say that Robert Crossley did provide me with a significant insight into a thing that had been bothering me about the book: Dana’s occasional and exceedingly grating naivete. About 40% of …

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Aug 26 2017

The Hangman (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6.5) by Louise Penny

I reviewed the entire series for work a few months back so you can imagine how startled I was to discover that I’d not only never read this but hadn’t the slightest notion of its existence till I was scrolling through my library website for the latest in the series. Given that it doesn’t really …

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Aug 26 2017

The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2) by Terry Pratchett

I was too busy to do a proper review of the first in the series once I’d finished reading, so this covers both, sorry not sorry. With the help of my local libraries, I’ve decided to read all the Discworld books that I haven’t yet attempted in order. I actually picked up The Color Of …

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