Category Archives: Prose

Real Food, Fake Food, by Larry Olmsted (audio)

Subtitled: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It Let me start by saying what this book isn’t. This is not about so-called Frankenfoods. It’s not about Lucky Charms or Velveeta or Pepsi. When … Continue reading

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Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard

The world is divided along lines of color: Silver and Red. Those with silver blood (literally) have supernatural powers and are the ruling class. Those with red blood are ordinary, and thus essentially slave labor. Of course, divisions like this … Continue reading

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The Elusive Elixir, by Gigi Pandian (audio)

Given that this is the third book in a series, I’m not going to put a synopsis here. It might spoil earlier books, and I’ve enjoyed this quirky fantasy-mystery series too much to possibly spoil it for others. In general, … Continue reading

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The Hanged Man, by PN Elrod

When Lady Alex Pendlebury is called in to psychically evaluate a death, she has no idea that the deceased will be someone she knows. The death, which Alex is convinced is a murder rather than suicide, is peculiar, and when … Continue reading

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Caraval, by Stephanie Garber

Note: I’m just back from vacation and have a couple backlogged reviews. I’ll be back to the blog in a more substantial way this weekend. In the meantime… From Goodreads: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and … Continue reading

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The Sociopath Next Door, by Martha Stout (audio)

Subtitled: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us Four percent of the population – about one in every 25 people – has no conscience. They are not all criminals, serial killers, or the Hitlers of the world, which is what … Continue reading

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Arcanum Unbounded, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Subtitled: The Cosmere Collection – Fiction From the Worlds of the Cosmere This collection of stories and novellas all take place in the giant world of Cosmere that ties many of Brandon Sanderson’s books together. The collection contains a number … Continue reading

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