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Incursion: Vampire Apocalypse, aka ‘Counteraction’ by M.D. Massey

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of apocalypse camp ★   ★    You know when you are kind of bored and channel-flipping, and you land on SCYFI channel or whatever it is these days, and you are watching people … Continue reading

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelway-Sundberg

Read April 2019 Recommended for people who can read the original  ★     ★       A great premise: a group of older people in an assisted living facility become frustrated with their living conditions and embark on various activities … Continue reading

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Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest by A. Lee Martinez

Read February 2019 Recommended for fans of YA road trips 2.75 ★      A. Lee Martinez is hit and miss for me; two of his books are ridiculously fun (Gil’s All Fright Diner, Emperor Mollusk), a couple absolutely aren’t, … Continue reading

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Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of Pollyanna, sloppy stories ★    ★    Here’s the part where you think I’m going to eat my words. But I don’t think I have to: think of it as being able to love Star … Continue reading

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Read July 2011 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★     ★     1/2 American Gods, a meandering tale of a book, took me at least two tries to get through, despite my gravitation towards urban fantasy.. The concept of … Continue reading

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The Black Parade by Kyoko M.

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of paranormal and angels ★    ★   carol.’s guideline for identifying sub-optimal YA books: 1) Everyone is supermodel attractive, even the villains. 2) They all ‘smirk.’ (I believe there’s over 20 instances in this one). … Continue reading

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Indexing by Seanan McGuire

Read  March 2018 Recommended for: not me ★    ★   At the end of the day, McGuire needs to stop turning in first drafts. Either that, or hire a new editor, because the one she has is about as rigorous as … Continue reading

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Quin’s Shanghai Circus by Edward Whittemore

Read  January 2018 Recommended for fans of Vonnegut DNF #7 in my Clean Out the Kindle Project. Naw, I’m just kidding. I can’t count be bothered to count. I got a new kindle and the only thing going on it … Continue reading

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Murder on Moloka’i by Chip Hughes

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of surfing ★   ★   1/2 AKA, the review in which I absolutely can not be bothered to remember the details. I have absolutely no idea how this found my way onto my radar. I … Continue reading

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Hidden Blade by Pippa DaCosta

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of action!UF!action! ★    ★   I’m a bit bummed, because my friends have such enthusiastic reviews and now I’m going to harsh all over their mellow. It could be the Kindle; I’m not known … Continue reading

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