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Sep 18

Book Review: Marrow Island

Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith This book has a few cool things to recommend it. It takes place in the Pacific Northwest, alternating between an island off the coast of Washington and a forest in Oregon. The event that triggers all else is the “May Day Quake” that leveled much of the Pacific Northwest …

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Sep 10

Book Review: Parasitic Souls

Parasitic Souls by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is set neither in the Kit Melbourne world nor in the Desert Mages world, but a different alternate world in which magic works. The working title was “Slow Magic Apocalypse” because it was based on the idea that magic started working slowly. …

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Sep 08

Book Review: Life Reimagined

Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife by Barbara Bradley Hagerty I would have put three stars, because I only “liked” this book, but I had to give a bonus to something so meticulously researched and deftly told. Then again, what else would you expect from an NPR reporter except exceptional journalism? Haggerty …

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Aug 28

How to Write a Book Review

I love writing book reviews. If reading a book is like going on a vacation, writing a book review is like showing the photos and souvenirs and telling my friends about the trip. Book reviews can turn the solitary pleasure of reading into something shared with a community of like-minded readers. It also helps other …

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Aug 24

Book Review: Harmony

Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst This book doesn’t go where I thought it was going to go. It’s slightly askew from a typical psycho-thriller, and slightly darker than a typical Jodi Picoult-type of story about a sibling of a non neurotypical child. It’s the story of the Hammond family with Josh, Tilly, an A-spectrum pre-teen, her …

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