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The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of classic detectives ★    ★    1/2   If you’ve followed my reading recently, it’s no secret I’ve been enjoying Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole books. Somehow, I started with book three, Lullaby Town, perhaps because … Continue reading

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The Saturn Game by Poul Anderson

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of classic sci-fi ★    ★    ★   Winner of both a Nebula and a Hugo, The Saturn Game tempted me by being a mix of both fantasy and sci-fi. I’ve had some success with Poul … Continue reading

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of skewed myths ★    ★    ★    ★     Fairy tales, myths, folklore; these small, archetypal tales that have endured through generations of childhood. Seanan McGuire reinvented them once again for the current decade. … Continue reading

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Borderline by Mishell Baker. Yep.

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy looking for a new take ★    ★    ★      One of my friends once called me ‘The Anti-Drama.’ It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, ‘wow; … Continue reading

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Read April 2017 Recommended for Americans ★    ★    ★   ★    ★   It is no surprise that “Evicted” was the University Wisconsin-Madison’s Go Big Red book read for 2016, a book chosen by the chancellor and worked into campus-wide discussions and … Continue reading

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bellwether by Connie Willis

Re-Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of light romantic comedy ★    ★    ★    ★     ★    I owe bellwether a review.   Bellwether is a book that I inevitably turn to when I want something that is light, clever, literate … Continue reading

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The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston

Read January 2017 Recommended  ★     ★     ★    ★   First there was ‘chick-lit.’ Then there was ‘hick-lit.’ I hereby dub a new sub-genre: dick-lit. No, it’s not about sex, porny-readers. I’m thinking of such books as The Goldfinch, Less Than … Continue reading

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Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. A new classic.

Read January 2017 Recommended for sci-fi fans, people who wanted to like Aurora and didn’t, fans of Charlotte’s Web  ★     ★     ★    ★    1/2   Sympathetic spiders? Inconceivable! –I do not think that word means what you think it means– Nope, … Continue reading

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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Read September 2016 Recommended for fans of historical fiction      Is there anything more controversial at Goodreads than star rating? I think not (and yes, I think it’s more controversial than porn or V-blogs). People have opinions on whether … Continue reading

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The Diamond Age, Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson.

Read March to April 2016 Recommended for hard core Stephenson fans  ★     ★ Initially, I wasn’t tempted by The Diamond Age, but the subtitle drew me in. A book advising young women? Interesting. However, given a choice between this … Continue reading

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