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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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Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman

Read March 2019, sort of Recommended for fans of ?  ★     ★     Sometimes, age doesn’t bring wisdom, and unfortunately, Buck Schatz (get it) is one of those cases. I started “Don’t Ever Get Old” hoping for humor–say, Grandma … Continue reading

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Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emrys

Read February 2019 Recommended for people who enjoy quiet exploration ★     ★    ★    ★  The title captures it perfectly; quiet, deep, thoughtful. Well, yes, there are multiple dimensions and worlds, and horrors from the night, and a … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Pearl by Robert van Gulik

Read February 2019 Recommended for people who like murders in ancient China ★     ★    ★   Judge Dee and his wives are attending the annual dragonboat races when one of the drummers suddenly dies as his boat is about … 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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