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January 2017 Books

1. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Audiobook. Eeeeeehhhhhh. I really wanted to love it, but I didn’t. I think I would have liked it much more if the guy was the nature loving witch and … Continue reading

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The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu, trans. by Joel Martinsen

UUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHH is my main reaction to this book.  My feelings can also be summed up like so: The whole thing was just so very, very frustrating mostly because there was some legitimately brilliant writing but the sexism was almost overwhelming. … Continue reading

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Book review: J is for Jones #atozchallenge

Okay, I am aware that I have totally failed at this challenge, but I had this entry already 90% completed, so I thought I might as well post it anyway! Remember how I said I might change things up a … Continue reading

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Book review: I is for Island #atozchallenge

Island in the Sea of Time by S.M. Stirling starts with a mysterious, never explained event which takes the island of Nantucket from 1997* and moves it, and its inhabitants (including a Coast Guard training ship just off shore), back in … Continue reading

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Book review: H is for Harlequin #atzchallenge

The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton is the book that finally made me quit the Anita Blake series. And I can put my finger on the exact thing that set me over the edge. Spoilers, I guess, for the 15th … Continue reading

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Book review: G is for Galore #atozchallenge

Galore by Michael Crummey is a book I can’t tell whether or not I like. I absolutely think it’s a well written book but I don’t recall any of the characters being likeable, which is a huge ding for me. … Continue reading

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Book review: F is for Fine #atozchallenge

Oh, where to start with Peter S. Beagle.  I love his books so much, you guys*.  His writing breaks my heart, in all the best ways.  A Fine and Private Place is no exception.  Where to start, where to start.  … Continue reading

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Book review: E is for Educating #atozchallenge

Educating Caroline by Patricia Cabot (aka Meg Cabot) is, plot wise, a fairly standard romance novel.  Two unlikely people meet and fall in love, despite not really wanting to, and then after a few hiccups, they live happily ever after.  … Continue reading

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Book review: D is for Dream #atozchallenge

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater is the second book in The Raven Cycle series (fourth and final book to be published later this month). This review is likely to have spoilers for the first book just by nature of … Continue reading

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Book review: C is for Chalice #atozchallenge

Chalice might be my favorite book by Robin McKinley.  I say might be because, generally speaking, I really love books by Robin McKinley.  Sunshine is another contender for the favorite spot and Pegasus might be too, someday, if McKinley ever … Continue reading

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