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My February Reading Log

Fiction: I have belatedly read The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett, and wow did it have a lot more going on than I was expecting even though, this being Pratchett, I should have expected themes such … Continue reading

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My December Reading Log

Fiction: Bookshops and Bonedust by Travis Baldree is a prequel to Legends and Lattes, set early in orc narrator Viv’s career as a mercenary. When she’s sidelined in a small town by a leg wound, boredom leads her to make … Continue reading

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My July Reading Log

Fiction: These Prisoning Hills by Christopher Rowe is an atmospheric novella set in a post-apocalyptic Kentucky. The United States, or at least some of the Southern states, have been devastated by a war with an AI, who created the Voluntary … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Freebie: The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar

This review is in advance of publication. The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar will be out June 6, 2023. I received this ARC from Netgalley, so it fits the “freebie” theme. This book was a lot of … Continue reading

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My December Reading Log

Fiction: Plus-One by Barbara Hambly is a novelette in her Windrose series; I had been hoarding a couple of it for a while, as it’s from my favorite of her various fantasy series. Joanna and Antryg are attending a martial … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Gothic: Doll Bones by Holly Black

Doll Bones by Holly Black is Middle Grade, but more than spooky enough for my tender sensibilities. What I love most about this book is that it’s really about making stories, and the power of making stories. Narrator Zach and … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Author with More Than One Book in TBR: The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

Coincidentally, like last month’s TBR Challenge book, The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages is set during World War Two and revolves around a friendship forged between two girls. However, these girls are ten years old, and the story is … Continue reading

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My September, October, and November Reading Log

Fiction: Golden in Death by J.D. Robb is fiftieth in the Eve Dallas series, and yes I read it, and yes it checked in with many recurring characters including a couple we hadn’t seen in a while, and yes it … Continue reading

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My July and August Reading Log

Fiction: I reread Wild Horses and then The Danger by Dick Francis. A friend recommended the author to me in high school; I’d read and re-read all of them over the years, but boxed them up about five years ago, … Continue reading

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My May and June Reading Log

Fiction: Torches: Acquaintance Old and New (Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle Book 8) by L. A. Hall went down like a series of bonbons; as usual, the “Circle” installments are intended for those who’ve already read the main Comfortable Courtesan series. Unjust … Continue reading

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