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No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin. Make time.

Read  November 2017 Recommended for people who want to think ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Ursula Le Guin is one of my heroes, in as much as I have them. Which is, to say, hardly at all, but her … Continue reading

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Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Larios and Paschkis

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of lithographs, animals ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 I have a long affection for children’s picture books, despite having no children. When I saw a review on this and a small sample of … Continue reading

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All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of sci-fi, AIs ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 “Confession time: I don’t actually know where we are…. I hadn’t looked at the maps yet and I’d barely looked at the survey package. In my … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes Vol.2 Friendship to the Max!

Read  July 2017 Recommended for chicks who love camping or graphic novels ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ Score! For a person who ordinarily struggles with the format of graphic novels, this series is the max, adorbs, the bomb, rad, … 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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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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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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The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans of British humor, vampires, aeroplanes  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   I feel a kinship with Howard and his sense of humor, a frequently subtle type of reference-filled playfulness that works best if … Continue reading

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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch

Read November 2016 Recommended for fans of supernatural detective  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   Possibly perfect. The more I love a book, the harder it becomes to review, because I don’t want to move out of my state of enjoyment … Continue reading

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