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Interstellar Pig by William Sleator. Or, a board game I could actually play.

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of sci-fi, board games ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 It takes a special book to stick in one’s memory for over thirty years. There are some I remember because I read them over and … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes Vol.2 Friendship to the Max!

Read  July 2017 Recommended for chicks who love camping or graphic novels ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ Score! For a person who ordinarily struggles with the format of graphic novels, this series is the max, adorbs, the bomb, rad, … Continue reading

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Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of fairy tales and clever girls  ★     ★    ★    ★    ★     Castle Hangnail is unbelievably charming and one of the first reads of the year to make it to my ‘to … Continue reading

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Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson, or Author’s Notes to Way of Kings

Read August 2016 Recommended for librarians, fans of Lemony Snicket and Artemis Fowl  ★     ★     ★      Also known as The Official Author’s Notes for The Way of Kings. Stay with me. The first clue is in Chapter 2. “I’ve … Continue reading

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The Creeps by John Connolly. More like The Laughs.

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of clever YA books  ★     ★     ★     ★    1/2   I confess: I’m still not entirely sure who the ‘creeps’ are. Is it Samuel Johnson, his dog Boswell, and his compadres from … Continue reading

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The Gates by John Connolly

Read June  2016 Recommended for fans of British humour  ★     ★     ★     ★  I probably should not describe a book about the gates of Hell opening as ‘cute,’ but here we are: It was cute. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Read February 2016 Recommended for fans of young adult, biotech, Austria  ★    ★    ★ An Adventure in Which an Aristocratic Young Man Discovers How to Pilot an All-Terrain Walker and that he is Now an Orphan, and a … Continue reading

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Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

Read October 2015 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, UF  ★    ★    ★    ★ I’m rather annoyed by the label ‘message fiction,’ as I feel like it implies everything else doesn’t have a message. Yet I suppose … Continue reading

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Positive by David Wellington. Not so much.

Read September 2015 Recommended for fans of YA and zombies. And flat story-telling  ★    ★    See Finn and his parents. See Finn leave New York. See Finn fight off a scary woman. See Finn meet a man traveling with … Continue reading

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The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett. Or Trudge.

Read July 2015 Recommended for people who enjoy theater  ★    ★    ★       Alas! I come to this book through backtracking through Bennett’s bibliography, first starting with City of Stairs (review) and following with American Elsewhere (review). I … Continue reading

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