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Reviews: 5/14-5/20

Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn This was an interesting set of Japanese ghost stories collected back in the early 1900s by Lafcadio Hearn, a British man who moved to Japan and devoted himself to all things Japanese (the original otaku!). There … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/7-5/13

Word by Word by Kory Stamper This was a very enlightening look into how dictionaries are made (particularly Merriam-Webster). It introduces you to lexicography, to the editing process of dictionaries, to the vetting process of words, and to the mind-boggling … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/1-5/6

Countdown City by Ben Winters This is the second of the Last Policeman trilogy. Doomsday is coming closer and Henry is asked to find the husband of his past babysitter. No longer officially a policeman, he does his best to … Continue reading

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Reviews: 4/23-4/30

Miniature Mysteries: 100 Malicious Little Mysteries by Various Writers, edited by Isaac Asimov This amazing collection was the 1981 (I think) version (there’s a 1990s version that might be updated) and the stories were deliciously ’70s. There are, as it … Continue reading

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Reviews: 4/16-22 (Belated)

The Atrocities by Jeremy Shipp This was a short little novella about a woman who comes to tutor what turns out to be a dead girl. But is that all of what’s going on? I really enjoyed this. You slip … Continue reading

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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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