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March Book Reviews

March Book Reviews

A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn Sweep in Peace by Ilona AndrewsI read Clean Sweep a few months ago after letting it sit on my Kindle for way too long. I loved it so much that I immediately bought this book, the second in the series. Dina is offered a lot of money and a chance for her Inn to thrive if she agrees to host a peace summit. It’s an extremely risky meeting but she eventually relents. One of…

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A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn (Early Review)

A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn (Early Review)

This is the fourth book in the Veronica Speedwell series and I can’t get over how great it is. In A Dangerous Collaboration, Veronica and Stoker find themselves on a tiny Cornish island investigating a years-old disappearance. There is just as much wit and sexual tension in this book as the first three plus I learned many new useful words. I just have one gripe for this book: Veronica originally agreed to visit this island to obtain larvae of the…

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February Book Reviews

February Book Reviews

February was a productive reading month for me. I kind of made it my new year’s resolution to read all of the physical TBR books I already have before buying any more. I also gave myself permission to stop reading books I’m not into sooner than I usually do. Because of this, I started and abandoned about four books and it felt surprisingly good. Here are reviews for most of the book I finished this month: In an Absent Dream…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Comics

A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Comics

Disclaimer: I put off publishing this post for years because I am by no means an expert in anything to do with comics. In this post I am sharing the information I wish I knew when I first discovered comics as an adult and personal recommendations I can share. Getting into reading comics without having any knowledge can be pretty intimidating. The only experience I had with comics until my reintroduction as an adult was when my mom let me…

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Wild Country by Anne Bishop (Early Review)

Wild Country by Anne Bishop (Early Review)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again for anyone who may be new to my reviews for this series: I absolutely love this world and each book that offers a larger glimpse into it.The breakdown of the series is a bit wonky. The first five books follow the Lakeside Courtyard and largely the same cast of characters. These are called The Others. There are now two books set in the same world but in different towns. They are…

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The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

Despite the title, I would not call this a book about the Lady from the Black Lagoon. This is a memoir about O’Meara researching Milicent Patrick’s previously unknown life with a lot of filler to make this into a full-length book. With a few exceptions, the first 85% of this book doesn’t have much about Milicent Patrick. Instead we learn about her father’s background, William Randolph Hearst and his architect Julia Morgan, Nelbert Chouinard, the Westmores, a history of special…

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Afar by Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton

Afar by Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton

When I first heard about this book at an Emerald City Comicon of the past, I was already familiar with both creators. Leila Del Duca is best known as the artist for Shutter and Kit Seaton is known for an amazing web comic she does with her sister, The Black Bull of Norroway (which has since been published). She also had a short comic in the back of one of the issues of Shutter that I really loved (the only…

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Favorite Books of 2018

Favorite Books of 2018

In reading order, my top 10 favorite books read last year: 1. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire 2. Where the Wild Cherries Grow by Laura Madeleine 3. Time Jumpers by Brandon Mull 4. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara 5. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 6. Sweet Tea and Sympathy/Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper 7. Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs 8. Ageless Beauty the French Way by Clémence…

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January 2019 Book Reviews

January 2019 Book Reviews

The Highland Witch by Susan FletcherThis book is about Corrag, a young woman in touch with the earth and on the run from anyone who may brand her a witch. Which is everyone at the end of the 17th century. We learn her story in two different points of view: present day from the point of view of the man who went to see her in prison and in past tense, her story from her point of view.As I read…

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The final books of 2018

The final books of 2018

I’m going to change up the format of my reviews in 2019 and I thought I’d start by rounding up the final books I read in 2018. An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1) by Charlaine Harris Charlaine Harris is one of my most favorite authors and when she announced her newest series since the Midnight, Texas trilogy (which started in 2014) I knew I would be reading it. Set in an alternate-history North America sometime in the first half of…

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