Author Archives: Fleet Sparrow

About Fleet Sparrow

Writer, Reader, Critic, Bear.

Reviews: 4/9-4/15

I’ve had a busy week this past one, so I didn’t get as much read as I wished. That said, I did finish two books, so that’s better than none. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani What to say about … Continue reading

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Reviews: 4/1 – 4/8

A Perilous Path by Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch, Bryan Stevenson, Anthony C. Thompson This is a transcription of what was a very interesting conversation on race, equality, and the law. It talked about where the inequalities come from, how they’re … Continue reading

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Reviews: 3/19-3/31

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh I won’t lie, I had a hard time getting through this. Once the major twist was revealed, it was pretty easy to solve the overall mystery, so I ended up skimming the second half … Continue reading

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Reviews: 3/12-3-18

Goldie Vance Vol. 2 by Hope Larson The second volume of Goldie Vance was just as cute as the first, but with more character growth. When Goldie inadvertently hurts her best friend’s feelings, she has to not only solve a … Continue reading

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Reviews: 3/5-3/11

Clue:  The Graphic Novel by Paul Allor I had heard about this comic before it came out when they talked about how the first issue would have three different endings.  I figured I would wait until the trade came out … Continue reading

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Reviews: 3/1-3/4

Goldie Vance Vol. 1 Hope Larson This comic is so cute! Goldie is adorably chipper and determined, and her detective skills are sharp as a knife. In this first volume, we meet our cast of characters, each one clearly fleshed … Continue reading

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Reviews: 2/26-2/28

The French Girl by Lexie Elliott You go to France for one week and end up being haunted by a dead girl ten years later. What a boner, man. That’s basically the plot of the book right there, although there’s … Continue reading

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Reviews: 2/19-2/25

Black Fortunes by Shomari Wills This was a fascinating look into history from the ending of slavery through the early 1900s. It covers six people who became the first Black millionaires. We follow along the story of Robert Reed Church, … Continue reading

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Reviews: 2/12-2/18

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu I finally finished this book after a bit of struggling. I have difficult times with books that jump around in time periods, because inevitably I find one storyline more involving and … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: 2/5-2/11

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler I found this an interesting book, with some of the stories being heartbreaking as equally as others were inspiring. Of course, it’s very cis centered, but considering what it’s really focused on (i.e. the … Continue reading

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Books I Won’t Be Finishing: Dark in Death

I’m going to start a new series here of books I don’t finish. Some of these could be because I didn’t like the writing style or found the book too boring, too bogged down with insignificant details. And then there … Continue reading

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Reviews: 2/1-2/4

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket I read this for the Read Harder challenge from Book Riot. I never read A Series of Unfortunate Events when I was a kid, because it never looked interesting (and by the time it … Continue reading

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Reviews: 1/29-1/31

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish I went into this book really prepared to enjoy it. The last few memoirs I’ve read have been fun and informative. And while there were some good parts (I especially loved her talking … Continue reading

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The State of the Fleet: January 2018

Reading Slump I’ve been having one of those weeks where every book I pick up doesn’t hold my attention for more than a few minutes at a time. There’s got to be a way through this, but it’s not happening … Continue reading

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Reviews: 1/22-1/28

The Black Painting by Neil Olson I really enjoyed this book. It starts with a body, which is always the best way to start a book. The main mystery, however, is locating the missing painting that seems to cause death … Continue reading

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