Wyvernfriend Reads

I read a lot of books, I like fantasy, romance and some non-fiction

Wild Embrace - Nalini Singh

A collection of short stories set in her Changeling/Psy universe.

I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That - Ben Goldacre

A collection of his favourite newspaper articles.  I enjoyed them, they're collected by theme.


I listened to this on Playaway (honestly love this format) and it's part narrated by the author and by Jot Davies. The author reads the beginning and the end and Jot takes the middle, major portion.  It was well read and interesting. Ben is opinionated and this comes forward, I may disagree with some of his opinions but overall I found it well-balanced and food for thought.


Governess and tutor find themselves drawn to each other. Meanwhile family life for the Cynsters continues and the next generation face up to the fact that childhood is almost over.


Good bridge novel between the older generation and newer.

Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong - James W. Loewen

Probably more interesting if you're from the US, Irish textbooks probably suffer from similar problems.

The Duke and I  - Julia Quinn

Misunderstandings abound with people who should talk about the issues more and trivia less.

Betrayal - The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe;Matt Carroll;Kevin Cullen;Thomas Farragher;Stephen Kurkjian;Michael Paulson;Sacha Pfeiffer;Michael Rezendes;Walter V. Robinson

Tough to listen to the litany of abuse suffered by children at the hands of Roman Catholic Priests.  The Catholic Church is doing a great job of self destruction.

The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries #1) - Lyndsay Faye

The year the height of the Potato Famine in Ireland sends many Irish people to New York the city gets it's first police force and one of these men is Timothy Wilde.  Scarred by an accident his curiosity forces him to look deeper into things and basically to become the first detective. He's both helped and hindered by his politically savvy brother, Valentine who has also joined the police force.


Unrequited love and a lot of messy politics made this an interesting read.

Death Wears a Mask (The Amory Ames Mysteries) - Ashley Weaver

This plot is familiar, detective is asked to investigate disappearing jewellery; while attending a dinner with the prime suspects.


I guessed a lot of what was going on but the ride was enjoyable.

Immortal Unchained - Lynsay Sands

Kidnapping, vampires and a mad scientist.  A romp of a book.

Nevernight - Jay Kristoff

I recommend this read, Mia was a great character and the unnamed narrator was quite funny, the footnotes make this quite excellent.

Yoga Girl - Rachel Brathen

Interesting biography and poses, includes photographs of starter poses (which is great for me) reminds me that I need to practice more often. And that yoga is a practice, which means that you keep at it.

Yoga Girl - Rachel Brathen

Interesting biography and poses, includes photographs of starter poses (which is great for me) reminds me that I need to practice more often. And that yoga is a practice, which means that you keep at it.

The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat - Alan Levinovitz

A great look at diet fads.

Corsair - Tim Severin

Littered with historical detail this starts in Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland and moves to the Mediterranean through several bouts of slavery and various survival that seems to be subordinate to the historical details.


Interesting but doesn't really make me want to read the rest in the series.

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot - Esther Gokhale

I have to admit I've only read it and applied some of the ideas, I'd like to have it for longer but there's a queue for it in the library.


Interesting ideas about more natural posture, I'm going to try to apply some of them.

The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh  (The Cynster Sisters Duo, #2)  - Stephanie Laurens

Mary gets the necklace and then trys to see if she can make the man she has her eyes on. His brother is more attracted and despite trying to resist each other they fail.  It's full of the crazy plots, death, distraction and strange complications and in some places the romance gets somewhat lost under the plots.

Currently reading

My Life Goals Journal
Andrea Hayes
Progress: 46/224 pages
Practical Cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC21
Anne Welsh, Sue Batley
Progress: 72/224 pages
Double Cross
Carolyn Crane
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women
Susan Faludi
J.J. Bonds
The Book of the Cailleach: Stories of the Wise Woman Healer
Gearóid Ó Crualaoich
Household Gods
Harry Turtledove, Judith Tarr