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The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djeli Clark

Read February 2019 Recommended for fans of djinn, interesting reads  ★     ★    ★     ★  Cairo, 1912 or so. There’s a ghost in Tram Car 015, although Senior Agent Hamed is fairly certain it isn’t a ghost. You … Continue reading

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Earthrise By M.C.A. Hogarth

Read March 2020 Recommended for fans of light sci-fi  ★     ★    ★ Taken for what it is, Earthrise is perfectly enjoyable. The captain of a ragtag ship with a mysterious benefactor has a favor called in–a rescue of … Continue reading

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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Read January 2020 Recommended for genre mash-up  ★     ★     ★    1/2 A difficult book to rate.  A difficult book to rate.  Following a young person desperate to get off her residential planet, it has the distinctive voice … Continue reading

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Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman

Read November 2019 For fans of NYC and addiction lit-fic ★    ★     Hey, a new category of fiction for me: the NFM. Not quite a DNF, it’s a Not For Me, a quit before I waste any more … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen

Read August to September 2019 Recommended for fans of poetry ★   ★    ★    #3 on the recent attempt at TBR books that Turned Out to be Okay But Not Amazing Asthetics were totally pleasing and tempting. Love … Continue reading

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Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

Read July 2019 Recommended for  ★   ★   ★   1/2 The other day I was thinking about what a mystery story would be like if the main character wasn’t an investigator, or an ex-cop, or a rich person with a … Continue reading

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Newcomer by Keigo Higashino

Read July 2019 Recommended for fans of Miss Marple ★   ★   ★   1/2 In each Higashino Sgt. Kaga mystery I’ve read, he’s done something quite unique, and in Newcomer, he surprised me again with his unusual approach to the … Continue reading

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Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse

Read June 2019 Recommended for fans of UF ★   ★  ★   ★ Fast-moving, moving from a straight-forward confrontation to a search and rescue. There are a lot of similarities with the Kate Daniels series: a heroine with a … Continue reading

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A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of sci-fi, world-traveling ★   ★  ★   ★  ★   With reservations. What do you mean, what do I mean? There’s something about it–as good, as inclusive, as remarkable as it is–that just fails … Continue reading

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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of Kate Daniels ★   ★   ★     The short version: Kate Daniels fans need to give this one a try. The long version: Interesting world-building, taking off on the Native American idea of … Continue reading

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