Tag: danger

Jul 13

Book Review: Animal Magic

Animal Magic by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wrote this book a few years ago and finally published it this year. What held me back from publishing it is that I wanted it to be illustrated but didn’t have the time or money to find and hire an artist. But I’ve …

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Jul 12

Book Review: Sky Raiders (The Five Kingdoms Book 1)

Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull We got this book as an audiobook for a car trip, reasoning that YA was one of the few things we would both enjoy. My kid had started reading it, saying that it was one of those “kid from our world goes to fantasy world” tropes, but quite a bit …

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Jun 21

Book Review: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman This novel is quirky and fun and about people who are slightly exaggerated (but still believable). The story is funny and lighthearted while still managing to be sad enough to make me cry. (Is it reductionist to say it reminds me of Swedish …

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May 08

Book Review – The Science of Fear

The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain by Daniel Gardner This is a book that I think everyone should read. It has a lot of information I’ve seen elsewhere, about the heuristics people use in order to make decisions, but Gardener puts the information together in a comprehensive manner that …

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Nov 20

Alternate Susan — Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Nineteen       Job quitting traditions called for staying up late eating ice cream, sleeping in until noon, and reacquainting oneself with daytime television. ¬†Charlotte Anderson ruined that by calling me at six in the morning and inviting me over for a cup of coffee, as though that were the normal time that …

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