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One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of clever book references, ambiguous mysteries ★    ★    ★   ★    I have a confession: I read this half hoping to hate this, so I could make some space on the physical library shelves. Alas, … Continue reading

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Hexed by Andrews, Galenorn, James and Stein

Read April 2017 Recommended for The Fans ★    ★    1/2 I don’t normally say this, but… People! Aim higher! Not the authors, although that goes for them too. No, I’m talking readers. Ilona Andrews, as always, has an interesting blog … Continue reading

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A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of character-driven stories, sci-fi ★    ★    ★   ★    ★   I understand that some people weren’t fans of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Personally, in my heart of hearts, I kind of … 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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Ghosts of Tsavo by Vered Ehsani

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of the Parasol series  ★     ★    1/2 An decent distraction read that will likely appeal to genre fans. I needed the distraction as I was waiting in the emergency room with my mom … 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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Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of fairy tales and clever girls  ★     ★    ★    ★    ★     Castle Hangnail is unbelievably charming and one of the first reads of the year to make it to my ‘to … Continue reading

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Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Miss Marple First published 1964  ★     ★    1/2    Nemesis. For such an ominous title, Christie presents a rather philosophically reserved and sedentary work. Miss Marple of the pink fluffy wool and … Continue reading

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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Miss Marple First published 1964  ★     ★    ★    1/2 One’s time period can be such a bother, don’t you think? Or, in some cases, very inspiring. I, for instance, never thought … Continue reading

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Red Knight Falling by Craig Schaefer

Read January 2017 Recommended for those times you want UF action without overt sexism  ★     ★    ★    Urban fantasy often falls into what I think of as ‘gym reads.’ They tend to be light-weight philosophically, action-focused with streamlined … Continue reading

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