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Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor

From Goodreads: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost … Continue reading

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Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates (audio)

There is very little I can say about this book. It’s a letter from father to son, an unfolding of personal experience regarding discrimination and the arbitrary line of racial division. This personal narrative grows into something more, an enclosed … Continue reading

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Callback: the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

Back in 2012, I first read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I fell in love with the book and gobbled both it and the sequel up over the next couple months. I didn’t get to read the … Continue reading

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In Twenty Years, by Allison Winn Scotch

Six friends live together in a townhouse off campus. Friends forever, they think, not expecting the end of college to change that. On their last night of school, Bea asks them to write a letter to their 40-year-old selves. Only … Continue reading

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Gilded Cage, by Vic James (audio)

The world is divided into two: those with Skill – the Equals – and those without – the commoners. In England, the Equal aristocrats rule, and the commoners by law must give up a decade of their life to what’s … Continue reading

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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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