Category Archive: Book Review

Oct 29

Book Review: Goodbye Things

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki I would have rated this book as excellent if it had been able to convince a hoarder to embrace the tenets of minimalism. I would have rated it as acceptable if it had merely told me what I know about minimalism and not really cemented it. …

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Oct 25

Book Review: Last Chance for Murder

Last Chance for Murder by Estelle Richards I haven’t read cozy mysteries for a while, but this one is set in my home state of Arizona, so I thought it was worth checking out. It’s about a woman who is in love with a very old house. Okay, so that’s maybe not how most people …

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Oct 25

Book Review: Fated

Fated by Benedict Jacka This fantasy novel has a great premise. Alex Verus is a mage whose main power is that he can see the future. He can’t throw fireballs, he can’t make wards, he can’t turn people into stone, but with divination, he can hold his own among people who do. He runs a …

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Oct 07

Book Review: Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright This is the funniest book about diseases I’ve ever read. That may seem like faint praise, but I have read a lot of books about diseases. I love reading about diseases because it makes me feel better about my own …

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Sep 17

Book Review: Them

Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson I listened to the amazing audio short “The Butterfly Effect #1″ by Jon Ronson and I didn’t want the magic to end so I went to audible to see what else they had by him. This was the best on offer, since I’ve already read/listened to The Psychopath …

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