Author Archives: Fleet Sparrow

About Fleet Sparrow

Writer, Reader, Critic, Bear.

Review: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

This book takes up my mini review slot for the week of the 8-14.  For most of this past week, I’ve been as sick as the proverbial dog, laid out by a beast of a head cold.  Finally, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Mini Reviews January 1-7

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor I just need everyone to read this book so y’all can talk about it with me. I can’t even talk about the thing that made this so good because it’s THE spoiler for … Continue reading

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New Year, Same Me

I’m not super big on New Year’s resolutions, because I’m of the opinion that any time is a good time to make changes, but since we’re here, I thought I’d start with a few ten resolutions I am planning for … Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Magic of Sweary Self-Help Books

I’ve recently finished the trilogy of self-help books by Sarah Knight:  The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck; Get Your Shit Together; and You Do You.  It was reading (and finishing in about an hour) You Do You that … Continue reading

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A Veritable Cornucopia of Reviews

This is gonna be a long rundown of everything I’ve read since I last updated.  I know, that sounds daunting af, but trust me, it’s gonna hurt me more than it hurts you.  Or something like that. Hungry Daughters of … Continue reading

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Review: All the Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda Genre: Psychological Thriller, Another Damn Missing Women Story I started out enjoying this book while I was reading it on my library shift. The characters, while not the most fleshed out, had my … Continue reading

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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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