Category: Book Review

Aug 05

Book Review: The Killer Angels

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara My dad gave me this book to read, saying it was “excellent,” and the awards and accolades certainly imply that others felt the same way. Let me start by saying I know very little about the American Civil War excepting what I learned from Harry Turtledove. I know more …

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Jul 26

Book Review: How to Set a Fire and Why

How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel by Jesse Ball I got this as an audiobook from the library, and the voice actor they chose was absolutely perfect for the role. Lucia has a snarky, confident tone that’s still distinctly adolescent. The plot of this book was like watching a bowling ball roll …

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Jul 25

Book Review: Dayrunner Magic

Dayrunner Magic: Kit Melbourne 4-6 by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars These three novels deal with not just the exciting job of being the Vampire Guild Leader’s Dayrunner (with all the danger and adventure that entails) but also with Kit’s growing magical power, and her growing responsibilities as a new wife and …

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Jul 21

Book Review: Devoured

Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies–How What We Eat Defines Who We Are by Sophie Egan When I think about food, it’s usually in the context of “what am I going to make for dinner” or gnashing my teeth in irritation about coworkers evangelizing about their latest fad diets. Food is a huge part …

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Jul 14

Book Review: Heat & Light

Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh This ambitious novel takes on the energy industry from all sides, centered on a western Pennsylvania town of Bakers Towers. It focuses on Kip, the oligarch of the holding company that leases the land to exploit the natural gas, Shane, the salesman who buys the leasing rights. Rich and …

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