Posts Categorized: slice of life

Review: Penric’s Demon (Penric and Desdemona #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold

Review: Penric’s Demon (Penric and Desdemona #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold

So. I have a handful of Bujold books but I’ve never finished one before Penric’s Demon. I actually started reading Penric’s Demon because Subterranean Press had a sale. Penric and the Shaman (Penric and Desdemona #2) was one of the books on sale so I decided to read the first… Read more »

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Review: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Review: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Dear Aaron was sweet and lovely, to be honest. Dear Aaron is written in email and messenger format for the majority of the book. And it got to be just a little annoying after some time. But I adored Aaron and I loved Ruby. While I really enjoyed Dear Aaron,… Read more »

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Review: A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers *spoilers*

Review: A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers *spoilers*

I absolutely loved reading A Closed and Common Orbit. I enjoyed reading the sections on Pepper/Jane 23 more than on Sidra/Lovelace but when taken as a whole, I wanted to hug this book! I felt that A Closed and Common Orbit clearly exemplifies the idea of “if you can’t see… Read more »

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Review: I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

Review: I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

Here is where I dole out shade, side-eye, and basic-but-necessary advice for the needy – the logic-deficient who consistently come up short in this new world order of 140-character opinions, Facebook beefs, Instagram groupies, and pop culture idolization, i.e., The waste land, where common sense has tragically become the rarest… Read more »

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Review: Shamelessly Taken (Den of Sin #0.5)  by Mel Blue

Review: Shamelessly Taken (Den of Sin #0.5) by Mel Blue

So. Shamelessly Taken is the first story in the Den of Sin series. Shamelessly Taken is a really sweet and quick friends to lovers story set in the backdrop of a specialized hotel that hosts BDSM events and assists clientele with getting love matches. It reminds a lot of the… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) -Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) -Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki)

Love is the Plan the Plan is Death is another of these stories that was MADE by the narration. Stefan Rudnicki stuck his big toe in this one. Seriously. If I were reading this in print, I wouldn’t have finished it. But Stefan Rudnicki gave a performance that left me… Read more »

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Review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata

Review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata

OMG. No words. I loved Lingus. I really did. I loved Tristan and Kat together. I loved how gentle Tristan was with Kat and how gentle Kat was with Tristan. I loved Yoda. And all of the secondary characters, especially Zoey. In some ways, I felt the extreme slowness of… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: A Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady by Elizabeth Porter Birdsall (Narrated by Judy Young)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: A Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady by Elizabeth Porter Birdsall (Narrated by Judy Young)

A Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady is a bit of an oddity in this selection of stories for the Women Destroy Science Fiction! special Issue. It…feels more Steampunk than anything else and I’ve almost always attributed Steampunk more to Fantasy than Science Fiction. Also, A Burglary, Addressed By a… Read more »

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Review: Bending Bethany by Aria Cole

Review: Bending Bethany by Aria Cole

Bending Bethany was really, really “meh”. It was quick so I finished it but damn it was boring. I honestly can say that I barely remembered much about either of the characters – even while I was reading it. It’s another “big sports star meets regular girl” romance but unlike… Read more »

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Review: Virgin (A Real Man #2) by Jenika Snow

Review: Virgin (A Real Man #2) by Jenika Snow

Virgin was…cute! A lot cuter than I was expecting, to be honest. I kinda love the whole idea of this big, oversexed and aggressive man staying virgin because he’d already found the love of his life. Adorable. I also loved the fact that the heroine’s parents didn’t bow to her… Read more »

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