Author Archives: Fleet Sparrow

About Fleet Sparrow

Writer, Reader, Critic, Bear.

Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House

There’s Someone Inside Your House  [Buy Hardcover or ebook] Stephanie Perkins Genre: Slasher horror, Young Adult First off, there is a trans dude who is never misgendered and survives the book. There. That’s the only real spoiler I’ll give because … Continue reading

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Review: The Cottingley Secret

The Cottingley Secret  [Buy Paperback or ebook] Hazel Gaynor Genre: Historical, Women’s Fiction The Cottingley Secret tells two interconnected stories: that of Francis, the nine year-old girl behind the famous fairy photographs; and that of Olivia Kavanagh, a modern women … Continue reading

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Review: Courage is Contagious

Courage Is Contagious: And Other Reasons to Be Grateful for Michelle Obama [Pre-Order Hardcover or ebook] Edited by Nick Haramis Genre: Non-fiction, Essays I received an advance uncorrected proof from Random House Publishing. The opinions expressed here are surely my … Continue reading

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Double Review: Basic Witches and Gone To Dust (with bonus mini-review)

Basic Witches [buy here or here] Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman Self-Help Basic Witches is at heart a self-help book, but less of the “woo-woo let me teach you my ways” and more of the “here’s some things that might help, … Continue reading

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Review: The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

Title:  The Grip of It [PRINT; EBOOK] Author:  Jac Jemc Rating:  Recommended Julie and James have moved into an old house, away from the city and its problems and temptations.  Right away they begin to encounter strange things, but easily pass … Continue reading

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Catch-Up Reviews

Hoo boy, it has been way too long since I’ve done a little set of reviews, especially considering when the last one was and how many dang books I’ve read since then.  These will be just short thoughts, with a … Continue reading

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What Love?

You can claim love, but you weren’t loving me when you went to the polls You say Jesus has taught you love, but you didn’t love God’s people when you stepped into that booth You tell me I should love … Continue reading

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Mini Reviews

I’ve been borrowing a ridiculous amount of books from the library considering how many books I have and continue to get at home.  But!, I am nothing if not horribly unrealistic about my reading speed, so let’s do this. Library … Continue reading

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Quick Book Thoughts

It’s been forever since I posted something here, but during this absence, I’ve read quite a few books that don’t really need full reviews.  So here’s some quick book thoughts. Behind Her Eyes, a.k.a., Fear the Queer 2017.  Spoilers, but … Continue reading

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Falstaff by Harold Bloom — A Love Letter to Life

Title:  Falstaff:  Give Me Life (Shakespeare’s Personalities) Author:  Harold Bloom Publisher:  Scribner Rec:  So highly! Pre-order on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, or Simon & Schuster I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley.  What follows is my honest review. I … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You — It’s Like a Punch in the Gut, but Great

Title:  Everything I Never Told You Author:  Celeste Ng Rec?  So yes.  Get this book. I read this for the “Read a Debut Novel” part of the Read Harder Book Challenge, thinking, like I do with most books, that I’ll be … Continue reading

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The Read Harder Challenge

After reading over 200 books and stories last year (why, I’ll never know), I’ve decided to cut it back this year, with a goal of only 50.  Even if I read over that number (which I very likely will as … Continue reading

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State of the Fleet:  New Year’s Edition

It has been a long, long while since I’ve updated here (don’t count the book tag, that’s even been sitting for months) and while a lot hasn’t actually happened, a lot has happened.  (If you follow me on twitter, you’ve … Continue reading

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The Rapid Fire Book Tag

Apparently this is how we do LJ memes here on WordPress. Anyway, Read Diverse Books did it, and since they left a general free-for-all tag, why the hell not?  Besides, I love doing random things instead of the important things … Continue reading

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Horrorstör: You’ll Never Be Happy In IKEA Again

I just finished this book, so you’re getting sort of a review. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix (kindle edition) is a horror story in the guise of a knock-off IKEA-type store catalogue.  It’s also fucking creepy.  And great. Focusing on and following … Continue reading

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