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#TBRChallenge – Blue Collar: Perfect Circle by Sean Stewart

TweetPerfect Circle by Sean Stewart is one of those books I pre-ordered and then kept on my TBR for years afterward. Stewart is one of my all-time favorite fantasy writers, but he has gotten away from writing novels in recent … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Vintage: Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

TweetOn one of the few occasions when I met the late Ursula K. LeGuin, I asked if she would recommend me a book to read. She suggested Lolly Willowes: Or the Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner, published in 1926. … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – After the War: The Great Silence by Juliet Nicolson

TweetThe Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age by Juliet Nicolson is nonfiction about, well, the time after the First World War. I took this month’s theme very literally! … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Tales of Old: Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson

TweetTrouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson is set in New York City before the United States has entered World War Two; it seems to be an alternate history in subtle ways. In this world, people of color with mystical/magical … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Location, Location, Location: A Spectral Hue by Craig Laurance Gidney

TweetA Spectral Hue by Craig Laurance Gidney was on my TBR for two reasons: first, I know the author, and second, I knew it involved at least one fictional quilter, and I love reading about quilting. It’s mostly a ghost … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Grumpy: Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

TweetLight From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki blends: a detailed portrayal of a particular mostly-Asian neighborhood in California; the competitive world of classical music, including performers and luthiers; a transgender queer violinist; lots of lovingly described food; and Faustian bargains … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Fairy Tale: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

TweetWendy, Darling by A.C. Wise is in conversation with Peter Pan, a story so familiar and entrenched in general English-speaking cultural consciousness that I’m counting it as fitting the fairy tale theme. Peter Pan is easily read as extremely creepy, … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Quickie: Instead of Three Wishes by Megan Whalen Turner

TweetInstead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories by Megan Whalen Turner was the slenderest volume on my TBR shelves. I dearly love Turner’s “Queen’s Thief” series, marketed as Young Adult, that begins with The Thief. In my opinion this short … Continue reading

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IHeartLesfic Reading Challenge

TweetI Heart Lesfic‘s 2022 reading challenge features a themed list of books each week, which seems like a great way to encounter some new-to-me authors; it starts the week of January 10, 2022. My speculative fiction erotica collection Erotic Exploits … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge 2022

TweetThis year, I’ll again be participating in the TBR Challenge hosted by Wendy the Super Librarian. My goal is to post reviews of a themed book on the third Wednesday of every month. Feel free to join me! Tag your … Continue reading

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