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Book Review: Writers of the Future #WotF31

After a long introduction discussing emerging artists and blind judging, I was surprised to see how much of the Writers of the Future Volume 31  anthology was written by well-known science fiction writers like L. Ron Hubbard, Orson Scott Card and Larry Niven. A … Continue reading

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Gregory Sherl’s ‘The Future for Curious People’

The Future For Curious People shines a spotlight on the worst kind of breakup. While it’s easy to break up with a horrible partner, cutting ties with a perfectly nice but not-quite-right partner is much worse. The Future For Curious People … Continue reading

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DNF: Driving’s Not Fun

So I’m giving up on a second audiobook, Blackberry Winter. It’s not awful, like my previous audio DNF, just flat characters doing predictable things, with a dash of melodrama. Also there were some weird moments where I couldn’t quite picture what was … Continue reading

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Juliet’s Nurse

Book review of ‘Juliet’s Nurse’. Is it still a spoiler to reveal the ending to a play published in the 1590s? Continue reading

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I Like Boats: ‘The Girls at the Kingfisher Club’

Genevieve Valentine’s The Girls At The Kingfisher Club is out today! I wrote about it over at Yahoo, where, unfortunately, my original title “I like boats” was not as funny to others as it was for me, and I had … Continue reading

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‘Careful’ by Randy Anderson

Careful by Randy Anderson opens with Tyler returning to his tiny hometown in the Pacific Northwest after his father calls to tell him that his mother’s in the hospital, but refusing to say why. This sets the tone for the … Continue reading

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But I Kept Reading

After I wrote about some of the amazing books I’ve read, a friend asked me if I’m done getting awful books and from now on, I’m just reading and reviewing awesome novels. I’m quite pleased with my recent ARCs, but … Continue reading

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The Returned

A few nights ago, Harold asked me to go to a reading at Flyleaf with him, for a new novel called The Returned. I’d actually heard of this book before, but mentally translated “story in which the dead return” as … Continue reading

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A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway

A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway is described as the adventures of Evelina Cooper, the mystery-solving niece of Sherlock Holmes. I was interested in a society lady detective and foggy Victorian London is a great setting for a mystery … Continue reading

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Royal Mistress

New book review of Anne Easter Smith’s Royal Mistress, in which I display more of my vast knowledge of the British monarchy, and prove that 90% of it’s from historical novels.  (The remaining 10% is from researching interesting parts of historical novels, … Continue reading

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