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helium by rudy francisco

Read July 2018 Recommended for poetry fans ★    ★   ★   ★   ★     “Tell me a story  and let’s laugh like it’s the only thing keeping us alive. Play a song and give the stereo permission to use its outside … Continue reading

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Claire DeWitt and the Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of mysteries ★    ★    ★    ★   ★   Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, … Continue reading

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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of slow mysteries, great writing ★    ★   ★    ★  1/2   What is it about Brooklyn? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Joe Pitt in Half the Blood of Brooklyn. Last Exit to Brooklyn. Not … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Moscow by ekaterina sedia

Read  December 2017 and January 2018 Recommended for fans of Cat Valente ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 The Secret History of Moscow is, judging by the wide range of reviews, the literary equivalent of an optical illusion: You might … Continue reading

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy horror, ocean ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 I knew Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant had it in her, somewhere. She takes the promise she had shown in Feed, her creature inventiveness from Discount … Continue reading

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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Re-read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy ★    ★    ★   ★   1/2   About a year after my initial read, I think it’s time for a decent review. More relaxed reading time raised my rating; I actually think … Continue reading

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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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