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A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook Smith

Listened  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★   aka “Ben’s Ode to Librarians and Their Charges,” free at Audible. A wonderful introduction to both Peter Grant and the wonders of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s voice … Continue reading

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The More than Complete Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams

Listened May 2017 Recommended for fans of the absurd ★    ★    ★   ★    ★     The edition of the Guide that replaced all others in my library, it contains an introduction by Douglas Adams that adds interesting details for fans … Continue reading

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The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★     A delightful side adventure in the Peter Grant universe. I found myself chuckling, highlighting as a went, enjoying Grant’s wry observations of the city … 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 Trespasser by Tana French

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of police procedurals All the stars   What does a star rating mean? Does it mean this is a work of greatness, that deserves to be read by every generation? That each word is … Continue reading

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The Killing Floor Blues by Craig Schaefer

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy with a kick  ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 Hot damn, that was fun! I don’t mean ‘fun’ in the hanging with the bestie sense, eating dinner while we … Continue reading

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City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett.

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Guy Gavriel Kay who wish he’d write an action fantasy  ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 Some authors always manage to surprise me. Bennett is one of them, with each book I’ve … Continue reading

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The Fall of the House of Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Cabal  ★     ★     ★     ★     1/2 So much is quotable here, so much extreme deliciousness. The Brothers Cabal are back together, each having done a bit of personal growth. One of the … Continue reading

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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Audio is Awesome!

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy mixed with police procedural All the stars I know, I know: I’m always waxing enthusiastic over Kobna’s reading of this series, but the audio version of a story set in London, … Continue reading

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Ursula Vernon short stories

I recently discovered Vernon’s work through a friend’s enthusiastic review of “Jackalope Wives.” When she followed it up with a review of “The Tomato Thief,” I couldn’t resist temptation. I absolutely loved “The Tomato Thief,” a perfect story for the … Continue reading

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