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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

The Inquisitor's Apprentice

The Inquisitor's Apprentice - Chris Moriarty, Mark Edward Geyer This didn't work for me at all- from the cute, slightly changed names (VanderBilk, JP Morgaunt & etc.) to the almost claustrophobic Jewish arcana that filled every page- it simply didn't grab me, and I'm wondering how it is faring with the middle grade audience it's aimed at. I never quite got a sense of how Sascha's magic worked, or how, exactly, the Inquisitors work. Lily was also predictable, I thought- plucky rich girl who has an unhappy home life and has unsuspected depths. The story arc was reminiscent of A Wizard of Earthsea, at least as far as the dybbuk went. I liked Teddy Roosevelt's character (TR is right as rain!) and Inquisitor Wolf, but I won't be back for the sequel.