Category Archives: Adult

The City of Brass, by SA Chakraborty

Nahri is a con-woman in 19th century Cairo with a few magical abilities that she uses to survive. Then one night, those magical abilities accidentally call a djinn to her, and suddenly she’s on the run from demons and discovering … Continue reading

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Sirens & Sinners, by Hans Helmut Prinzler

Subtitled: A Visual History of Weimar Film 1918-1933 This book is exactly what the subtitle says. There’s a text introduction, discussing cinematography, photography, and the historical-political-social climate of the time period and location. Then we move on to the movies … Continue reading

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WW: The Case Against Sugar, by Gary Taubes (audio)

A personal history: I grew up in the low-fat high-carb era. As an example, my mom made Kraft mac and cheese with just the noodles, cheese packet, and a bit of skim milk, because the butter the box called for … Continue reading

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Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Since this book is third in a ten-book series and is over 1200 pages long, a synopsis would pretty much be the size of a full review. I’ll just skip it, and if you’re interested in one, GoodReads has a tidy … Continue reading

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City of Miracles, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Since this is the third book in a series, I don’t want to give a synopsis and spoil previous books. A few quick details: This installment takes place nearly twenty years after the first book and follows Sigrud (a side … Continue reading

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Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty

Three couples are gathered for a barbecue when a tragedy happens in a second. Everyone is left spiraling outwards, marriages in turmoil, mental health ragged, family relationships impaired. A single moment is all that’s needed to change lives. I was … Continue reading

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City of Blades, by Robert Jackson Bennett (audio)

City of Blades takes place five years after the end of the first book in this series, City of Stairs. General Mulaghesh – a side character from the first book – is called out of retirement to do some reconnaissance … Continue reading

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