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Well, that explains a lot.

I really wanted to title this post “Well, that explains alot,” but it doesn’t. This post explains alot. The book I’m talking about explains something much less important than that. It explains why a terrible broadway musical was terrible. I’m … Continue reading

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Greg Rucka – Alpha

Two things that influence my ability to give Alpha a perfectly unbiased review: 1) Greg Rucka is a favorite writer of mine, and has created and written some of my all time favorite characters, such as Tara Chace, Renee Montoya … Continue reading

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Life Mask – Emma Donoghue

Content Note: homophobia, social exclusion. I picked up Life Mask because I wanted historical lesbian romance. What I actually got was historical lesbian drama, which is not quite the same thing, and the not getting what I expected threw me off … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Modern Technology

I am having a spate of leaving things in places, because sometimes my brain does that. (Yeah, yeah, it’s a flare up of ADD, and that’s indicative of stress/depression and I should probably be doing stuff about that. But still.) Like … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Marie Pope: The Perilous Gard

In June of last year, I received a text message from Boston, telling me omg this book I am reading contains the American Civil War Scarlet Pimpernel and his name is PEACEABLE SHERWOOD. And that is the story of how … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett: Dodger

So I appear to have hurt the fourth knuckle on my right hand. I suspect this is either arthritis, in which case I insist on calling it early-onset despite the thirty-somethingness of the metacarpel in question, or a mild case … Continue reading

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Anne Ursu: Breadcrumbs

“You should read this book,” said Becca, (and when doesn’t she? Honestly, you people are lucky you only have her thrusting books on you over the internet) “because the main character is a girl of color adopted by white parents and … Continue reading

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Diana Wynne Jones: The Pinhoe Egg

I take back what I said after Conrad’s Fate – I didn’t have Chrestomanci fatigue. At least, not that would get in the way of me thoroughly enjoying the final book in the series. There are two viewpoint characters in The Pinhoe … Continue reading

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Diana Wynne Jones – Conrad’s Fate

I have a confession to make. I may be suffering from Diana Wynne Jones fatigue. It’s alright, I only have one more book before I’ve finished the Chrestomanci series, and then I’ll probably be done. And it’s nothing I can … Continue reading

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Diana Wynne Jones: The Magicians of Caprona

The Italian city state of Caprona is home to two great magical families, but torn apart by the intense animosity between the two households, so great that members of the two households cannot meet in the street without violence erupting. … Continue reading

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