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A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Read August 2022 Recommended for Pollyannas of all genders ★   ★   ★   ★ I want to live in Becky Chamber’s world. I’m not dragging on them, really, I’m not. But the world in Psalm is genial, and comforting and almost–may … Continue reading

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Fear Itself by Walter Mosely

Read July 2022 Recommended for Easy Rawlins fans who have run out of books ★   ★   ★ I like Walter Mosley, I really do. His writing captures that blend of action, description and social commentary that elevates a good mystery … Continue reading

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Trailer Park Trickster by David R. Slayton

Read May 2022   ★   ★  1/2 Shhh. C’mere. I’m not normally the person to do this, but since all the other reviews are overwhelmingly positive, I have to throw my two cents into the ring: this was an okay … Continue reading

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Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Primary Weapon: Kobna

Read April 2022 Recommended ★   ★   ★   ★    1/2 Here’s what you need to know: while I generally am unable to be an audio book listener, audio is absolutely the best way to consume the Peter Grant series. Although I … Continue reading

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Silent Parade by Keigo Higashino

Read March 2022 Recommended for fans. Very ardent ones. ★   ★     I loved Higashino’s  Salvation of a Saint and The Devotion of Suspect X.  Malice and A Midsummer’s Equation were enjoyable, but not nearly as remarkable. This, though: this was … Continue reading

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The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

Read March 2022 ★   ★  ★ Reminds me very much of early adolescence; earnest, sincere, and very awkward. I have no doubt that some will love it’s wholehearted embracement of the exploration of identity and I absolutely wish them enjoyment … Continue reading

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Sisters of the Forsaken Stars by Lina Rather

Read January 2022 Recommended for fans of the Sisters ★   ★  ★  1/2 I was going to say something about how this mostly feels like a thoughtful character study, with a little bit of plot thrown in, until I was … Continue reading

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The Iron Khan by Liz Williams. Or, Sheer Gold.

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Chinese mythology ★   ★   ★   ★       1/2 Currently the last in the Detective Inspector Chen series. It deserves more than this partial review, but I am, after all, on vacation, so … Continue reading

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

Recommended for fans of The Night Garden Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   ★    It only took five years, but I am officially In Like with my kindle. I’m in the middle of three different books, but none of … Continue reading

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The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Recommended for:  fans of world-building Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★  ★   I’ve been told, by a mostly reliable source, that as long as your ending is satisfying, you just can’t complain too much. As much as my instinct … Continue reading

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