Tag Archives: humor

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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Sorcerer to the Crown, by Zen Cho (audio)

From GoodReads: At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave, eminently proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers—one of the most respected organizations throughout all of Britain—ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks … Continue reading

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The Accidental Alchemist, by Gigi Pandian (audio)

A three-hundred-year-old alchemist, a teen hoodlum, and a French gourmet chef gargoyle take up residence in an abandoned haunted house in Portland… Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? That’s essentially the opening premise to this book, however, followed … Continue reading

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Rejection Proof, by Jia Jiang (audio)

Subtitled: 100 Days of Rejection, or How to Ask Anything of Anyone at Anytime Also subtitled: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible, One Rejection at a Time Okay. I think the premise of Rejection Proof is obvious by the … Continue reading

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Laughing Without an Accent, by Firoozeh Dumas

Subtitled: Adventures of a Global Citizen Not long ago, I was asking around about books set on cruise ships. Jason did some research and discovered this collection of nonfiction stories, one of which is indeed set on a cruise. Considering … Continue reading

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Being Sloane Jacobs, by Lauren Morrill

Sloane Emily Jacobs is a former competitive figure skater trying to make a comeback. She’s also the daughter of a senator with her life always on camera, and she’s seen more than she ever wanted to see. She’s off to … Continue reading

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Something New, by Lucy Knisley

Subtitled: Tales From a Makeshift Bride As evidenced by the title and cover of this graphic novel, Lucy Knisley takes us through the year of her wedding planning and eventual ceremony. And just as with other Knisley books, I was … Continue reading

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