Tag Archives: reread

Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith (audio)

This is the third volume in the continuing series of Cormoran Strike’s detective agency. Strike’s assistant and business partner, Robin, has been sent a severed leg, and Cormoran immediately has a few ideas about who might have sent it. While … Continue reading

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Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

Six underworld criminal-types attempt a near-impossible heist for an outrageous sum of money that will help them escape their underworld lives (if they should so wish). What follows: love-hate relationships, constant betrayals, impossible feats, lots of violence, and the setup … Continue reading

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The Hollow Boy, by Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. are still on the case(s), this time trying to contain one of the largest sources of supernatural outbreak since the Problem began. Only now, the team is disjointed. Business has been booming, the team is split up … Continue reading

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It Was Me All Along, by Andie Mitchell (audio)

Growing up, food was Mitchell’s best friend and most consistent source of comfort. By twenty years old, she was up to 268 lbs, and went on a weight loss journey to lose 135 lbs. She was thin and physically healthy, … Continue reading

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Gentlemen and Players, by Joanne Harris

St. Oswald’s Grammar School for Boys has withstood so much, from curriculum modernization to the dwindling of funds to a series of scandals buried as deep as the Board of Governors can dig. Roy Straitly has been teaching Latin there … Continue reading

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The Girl at Midnight, by Melissa Grey (audio)

Echo has been raised by Avicen, a race of bird-like creatures living outside human society. Though raised by them, Echo is not fully accepted, since she’s human, and so she’s willing to work to gain their respect. She agrees to … Continue reading

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Throwback: Prisoner of Azkaban

What better way to spend Thanksgiving than to lounge around in warm pjs, with the Macy’s parade on TV, and Prisoner of Azkaban in hand? This is one of my two favorite Harry Potter books. The first time I read … Continue reading

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Throwback: Chamber of Secrets

I have always considered Chamber of Secrets one of my least favorite books in the Harry Potter series. It follows too closely the pattern of the first book, and there are a few scenes in it that just really bore … Continue reading

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Throwback: Sorcerer’s Stone

I am in need of comfort right now. I’m also right smack in the middle of NaNoWriMo, having received a wonderful bit of inspiration when the NaNo team chose to design a cover of my novel for their 30 Covers … Continue reading

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue, by Maggie Stiefvater

Third book in the Raven Cycle, after The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. I cannot review this one in regular fashion. I just love these books too much to formulate coherent thoughts. Instead, I will simply list out some … Continue reading

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