#6 Degrees – Three Women To…


I’ve decided that since I plan on doing this #6Degrees series of posts on a semi-regular basis that I should have an image that warns you all. I’m as much a visual person when it comes to online stuff, so a picture gets associated with a person or a particular line of posts just as easily for me as reading the title.  I plan on using the above image as my stock photo for this series from now on. So It Is Written, So It Shall Be!

If you’d like to participate in the #6degrees series of posts, head over to #6Degrees Meme to find out the starting point for each month.




This month’s chain begins with Three Women by Lisa Taddeo. I made the mistake of reading what this non-fiction book was about and that colored my choice of covers. The other 2 readily available covers were bland, blase pieces of pablum with some colored circles on the cover. NOT representative at all of what was inside. This tells the story of 3 women and their very broken sex lives.








The Blood Mirror is the first book that sprang to mind when I thought about broken sex lives in the realm of books I read. The author explores a little known sexual disorder with one of the main female characters.  I found it handled as best as could be, but honestly, could have done without it altogether. I can handle decapitations, disembowelings, maimings, burnings, etc, but gross biological things about women? Not so much.




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Another book with “mirror” in the title is Mirror of Opposition.  This was one of the first books where I dealt with an Indie author. I paid him about $10 for 2 of his books and generously gave them both 3 stars, I think.  Today, I’d be much harsher in my critique.





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And yet ANOTHER mirror book is The Mirror of Worlds.  This was book 8 in a 9 book fantasy series by David Drake. Just about the only books by him that I liked. He deliberately wrote tropish’ly and I liked it.  Not a series that is going to stick around for the ages though.






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And apparently I’m stuck on the Mirror theme here. I just can’t avoid it. The False Mirror is a SF book about humanity in the far future. As one of the few races that is warlike, Humanity is trained and treated like an attack dog. But never trusted.





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A mirror shows us a reflection of something. A snapshot of a moment in time.  Such a book was the Kinta Years.  Autobiography of Janice Giles showed a time much different than the one we live in now.






And thus the circle is complete. From 3 broken women, through the realms of fantasy, to a young girl growing up around 1900.  Strange the paths I wander as I do these posts 🙂



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27 thoughts on “#6 Degrees – Three Women To…

  1. Gross biological things about women? Now you actually got me curious. Felt very meh about the first book but do at some point want to continue the series at some point.

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  2. I really enjoy reading your 6 degrees posts but for me it’s too much thinking. I’m trying to conserve brain cells. Thanks for using yours to wander strange paths, lol!

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  3. Hooooold on. You paid an author who contacted you for his books to review? 😮 That is definitely not a practice I hear about today. On another note, I look forward to diving into Blood Mirror. When do you plan on reading the final book? 😀

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    • Bookstooge says:

      No, he was looking to sell it, not get it reviewed. Netgalley had just started up a year or two previously and wasn’t a big thing yet. Most people got free books from giveaways on Devilreads, or other sites. And most people I knew online didn’t get free books at all. We weren’t “special” enough yet.

      I just started a Dickens’ book that is pushing the 1K mark, so I am thinking I’ll spend December working my way through the Burning White. We’ll see if The Plan survives reality 😀

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  4. That’s a lot of “Mirror” books! I wouldn’t have expected that to be such a common word.

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  5. I like your image for the 6 Degrees posts!
    Today, with all these mirrors, it was a little like being in a carnival’s funhouse… 🙂

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I looked through a lot of 6degree pictures online before deciding on that one. The majority had Kevin Bacon (of course) and while I have nothing personal against the man, I did not want his mug adorning my post every month 😀

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  6. Ola G says:

    Lots of books with mirror in the title and none on the cover ;). Are there any mirrors in the content? 😉

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  7. “I can handle decapitations, disembowelings, maimings, burnings, etc, but gross biological things about women? Not so much.”
    This made me laugh and made me wonder what the sexual disorder was at the same time. 😛
    I’ve owned the first book in this series on the kindle since I first got one years ago, I just haven’t read it. I almost feel like it might end up being one of those books I wish I had a physical copy of.

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  8. Not really looking for any gross biological things in fiction to be honest!
    the false mirror and kinta years sound good though!

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  9. savageddt says:

    Late to the party as always, im pretty sure the brent weeks book ill be oke with after book 1. Concerning joining 6 degrees, ill have to look at it again later maybe.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I really enjoy doing these but also realize they’re not for everyone. I use books I have read, but that isn’t a rule, just something I’m doing. And considering you’re on a phone, I bet it would be a little bit harder.

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  10. savageddt says:

    Oh and the picture is awesome I love how my home country os dead center🙂

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