Tag Archives: adult fiction

Two for Grown-Ups

Here’s a last couple of adult books before things shift over to a steady diet of middle grade speculative fiction. The Book of Life. All Souls Trilogy Book 3 by Deborah Harkness. Viking, 2014 This is the last book in … Continue reading

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The Golem and the Jinni

This historical fantasy came out last year, and I’m always interested to read fantasy novels that get the amount of mainstream coverage this one did. Also, just in case you needed a reason to listen to an audiobook, June is … Continue reading

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

It’s been crazy busy again, so I will just mention in passing that the Cybils and the Amelia Bloomer Awards, both some of my favorites, have been awarded and you should go find them and read more books. Mr. Penumbra’s … Continue reading

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Bowling Avenue

Sometimes, I think, my love and I are reduced to one brain that we have to swap between us. Maybe that’s why it took me a couple months to realize that I could actually lay my hands on the new … Continue reading

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Garden Spells

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen Two estranged sisters forge a bond they never had as children in this new book of magical realism. Older sister Claire Waverly grew up living in her mother’s car, while Mom shoplifted a living … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and California Demon

No spoilers, I promise! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling I read it. I enjoyed it. I’m currently listening to the audio book. I’ll be happy to discuss with anyone who’s interested, but don’t really feel like … Continue reading

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Demon’s Kiss

This is a pre-pub book, coming out in October, which one of my colleagues brought back from BEA. Demon’s Kiss by Eve Silver Clea Masters always thought her parents died in a car accident twenty years ago. She doesn’t know … Continue reading

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Soon I Will Be Invincible

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman Comic geeks, take note! This genuine no-pictures novel puts a fun and realistic spin on the world of superheroes and supervillains. Our antihero is Dr. Invincible, pondering on what separates villains from … Continue reading

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The Sweet Potato Queens’ First Big-Ass Novel

The Sweet Potato Queens’ First Big-Ass Novel by Jill Connor Browne with Karin Gillespie. Read by the author. I’ve been a fan of the Sweet Potato Queens for several years now, and heard really good things about the audio novel … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and Vikings

This book is probably of limited interest to my readership (assuming I know my readership.) But – just so you know what took so very much of my reading time the past several weeks, here you go: Homeschooling: a Patchwork … Continue reading

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