Tag Archives: my library

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

Read August 2022 Recommended for people in the 2000s unratable Back in the day–ie, as they were released–I read all of the Stephanie Plum books. No matter how ridiculous, I could say that they gave me at least one laugh-out-loud … Continue reading

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The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository by John Connolly

Read August 2022 Recommended for  ★   ★   ★   ★ If Among Others was Jo Walton’s love letter to sci-fi and fantasy, this is John Connolly’s love letter to classical literature and libraries. Think Thursday Next without the bananas escapades. But … 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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The Case of the Canterfell Codicil by P.J. Fitzsimmons

Read May 2022 Recommended for Wodehouse fans ★   ★   ★   1/2 While Bertie Wodehouse is a delight, there’s only so many times one can read about the cow creamer escapade. I think. (I’m putting it at once every five to … Continue reading

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The Outskirter’s Secret by Rosemary Kirstein

Read May 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★   ★    It only took me two months to finish, which probably counts as some kind of personal record for category of Book-I-Actually-Liked-Even-Though. The ‘even-though’ was the kicker, clearly. Kirstein writes an interesting … Continue reading

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False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. Audio version–not so much

Listened March to April 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★     1/2 The story definitely improved with Kobna’s reading. It took me a long, long time to get to the audio version, having bounced so hard off the hardcover. The narrative time shifts … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Sins by Caimh McDonnell

Read March 2022 Recommended for mild mystery laughs ★   ★   ★   1/2 Really best if one just sits back and enjoys the ride. Relax into the exaggerated writing that is McDonnell, because some of the rat-a-tat-tat is sure to land. … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Read January 2022 Recommended for people ★   ★  ★   ★   ★   I don’t normally read books found in the self-help category. Nothing against the category;  I’ve just found that my path to self-knowledge needs a different process. Still, every few … Continue reading

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Taste of Wrath by Matt Wallace

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Chuck Wendig ★   ★   ★     1/2 For those who feel like a series needs to be wrapped up and stories resolved, this does the job. For those that want a penultimate finish, … Continue reading

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Gluttony Bay by Matt Wallace

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy restaurants ★   ★   ★     1/2 Otherwise known as The One Where It Gets Grim, although I also think of it as The One Where It Starts to Go Off the … Continue reading

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