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Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips
Highly Recommended / Recent Release / Science Fiction

Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips

If you thought The Beautiful Bureaucrat was a strange book, Helen Phillips’ new book of short stories is even stranger, but it’s a really fun, and memorable read.  These are short stories, almost vignettes in some places, experimental in others. It’s always hard to review a book of short stories, but in this book you … Continue reading

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
Highly Recommended / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs / Science Fiction

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

I absolutely loved Jenni Fagan’s first novel, The Panopticon, so I was excited to receive an advance copy of her new novel.  I was a little afraid it wouldn’t meet expectations, but it did.  In fact, Fagan’s second novel is very different from the first, but still excellent. The Sunlight Pilgrims takes place in the … Continue reading

Summer Releases: What Should I Read?
About Reading / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Recent Release / Uncategorized

Summer Releases: What Should I Read?

For me, traveling requires a lot of preparation: closet-cleaning, shopping, list-making, and of course, stocking up on books to read. I often think about what makes a good travel read. For me, there’s no one definition of a good travel read.  Some like to read about the place they’re going to, some prefer really light … Continue reading

The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese
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The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese

I love the combination of science fiction and mystery, and Robert Kroese’s The Big Sheep is a perfect example of a science fiction detective story, with humor to boot. The story begins with the mysterious Keane and his partner Blake (our narrator) reporting to a genetics laboratory where a number of enhanced sheep have been … Continue reading

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Part of a Series / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

My husband and I disagree about Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series.  He wanted to like them but didn’t find that the alternative history involving the dragons made sense, and that bothered him enough that he didn’t continue reading.  The issue is basically this: a world where dragons exist would be radically different, and yet the Napoleonic … Continue reading

Hero by Belinda Crawford
Children and YA / New to Me Author / Part of a Series / Review Requests and ARCs / Science Fiction

Hero by Belinda Crawford

I really enjoyed this book, a young adult science fiction novel which is the first book in the Hero Rebellion series by Australian author Belinda Crawford.  Hero is a teenager who has to take medication because she hears voices.  She’s treated as “special”, which she hates; her mother hires minders who watch everything she does, … Continue reading