Recommended Books

• James Anderson, Lullaby Road (Crown, 1/16) • Stefan Merrill Block, Oliver Loving (Flatiron Books, 1/16) • Dara Horn, Eternal Life (W. W. Norton & Company, 1/23) • Howard Frank Mosher, Points North: Stories (St. Martin’s Press, 1/23) • Thisbe Nissen, Our Lady of the Prairie (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1/23) • Ahmed Saadawi, Frankenstein in

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Prominent and notable authors with new nonfiction releases…

Prominent and notable authors with new nonfiction releases: • Simon Baatz, The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century (Mulholland Books, 1/16) • Omer Bartov, Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (Simon & Schuster, 1/23) • Ronen Bergman, Rise

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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell (Review)

Sent to me by Profile Books in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: 28/09/17 Publisher: Profile Books ISBN: 978-1781258620 Format: Hardback, 320pp Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 5/5 Summed up in a word: Immersive First Impressions Books about books (or in this case bookshops) are my absolute favourite. I could read them day-in-day-out because they not only inspire,……

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Flashback Friday

This column appeared earlier, but I’m sharing it again for new readers. Enjoy! Title: Magician: Apprentice, Riftwar saga Author: Raymond Feist Genre: Epic Fantasy Themes: hero’s journey, friendship, war, magic Setting: Midkemia Source: TBR pile. I found this one at the USB. It sounded appealing, very LOTR, with a young hero discovering his powers and a land

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Review:: A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers [SPOILERS GALORE]

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star. Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has…

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Cat Ellington’s review of Watching You: A Thrilling Short Story

Watching You by Gemma Halliday My rating: 5 of 5 stars Crafitily written and surprisingly gripping, Gemma Halliday’s Watching You is thirty-two pages of intriguing, alluring, and captivating suspense that throws the reader one helluva curveball! Set in a hot and humid San Francisco, the swiftly-paced plot swelters in a sauna of vengeance, obsession, voyeurism,

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Review: Perennials by Juile Cantrell

            Synopsis: When two estranged sisters reunite for their parents’ 50th anniversary, a family tragedy brings unexpected lessons of hope and healing amid the flowers of their mother’s perennial garden. Eva—known to all as Lovey—grew up in Oxford, MS, surrounded by literary history and her mother’s stunning perennial gardens. But a garden

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The Dragon Seller by FG Ferrario

In near future America, genetic engineering creates little pet dragons. Jack keeps, breeds, and sells dragons. Small, vegetarian, fruit-obsessed dragons. Until one day an unusually valuable egg is left in his hands, and what comes out of it is rather bigger. This is a fun story and an easy read, decently written and well-edited. The

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A Short History of Drunkenness by Mark Forsyth (Book Review)

Sent to me by Penguin Viking UK in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: 02/11/17 Publisher: Penguin Viking UK ISBN: 978-0241297681 Format: Hardback, 256pp Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 4.5/5 Summed up in a word: Inebriation First Impressions Mark Forsyth is one of my main go to authors for Non-Fiction. His work on Etymology is outstanding and I……

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