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Mar 30

Book Review: Honky Tonk Samurai

Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale I have never read any of the Hap and Leonard series, but once I listened to Joe Lansdale do a reading at a con, and the guy made me cry talking about zombies of all things, so I knew the guy could write. The sentence-level writing in this …

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Dec 01

Book Review: Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro I read THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, and was blown away by how spot-on the English butler felt, so I picked this up, having no idea what it was about. It took me a good half a chapter before I realized there was anything science-fiction or dystopian about …

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Nov 10

Book Review: The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry My friend told me about this book, as she teaches it to her middle schoolers. I’m all for reading below my age group, so I picked up an audiobook from the library. The audiobook, unusually, was peppered with music, which I found rather distracting. This is a typical dystopian fiction …

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Jan 14

Mulberry Wands Chapter Seventeen

Want to start at the beginning? Go here. Chapter Seventeen     Susan became increasingly agitated, waiting for Tuusit to return from his visit to the judicial council. She even thought about trying to escape again. Then she remembered Sphinx, and rubbed her stomach where the scratches had been. She wasn’t afraid of the cat; …

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Aug 14

Book Review – Orphan Train

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline I’d read a children’s book years ago that referenced the Orphan Train, a real part of American history where orphaned children from the cities were shipped out to be given to whomever decided to take them. It’s a fascinating facet of our history, especially seen through the lens of …

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