Posts Categorized: Book Review

Review: All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

Review: All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

I loved All Systems Red. The very first chapter let me know that I was really going to enjoy this ride. And I did. I COULD HAVE BECOME a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels… Read more »

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Review: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez

Review: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez

I found A Nameless Witch to be…cute. I liked the MC and I enjoyed the story but it did not pull me in or get me emotionally invested. I enjoyed the way the story turned some tropes upside down – especially the “witchly” tropes. The MC is an accursed witch…so… Read more »

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Review: Behind the Throne (The Indranan War #1) by K.B. Wagers

Review: Behind the Throne (The Indranan War #1) by K.B. Wagers

I really enjoyed Behind the Throne but not for (all) my usual reasons. I was a little skeptical in the beginning – Haili IS a runaway princess and that’s trope-y from beginning to end – but this was a runaway hit for me. I like that Haili isn’t a push… Read more »

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Review: She Wolf and Cub by Lilith Saintcrow

Review: She Wolf and Cub by Lilith Saintcrow

Even though I have now finished She Wolf and Cub, I’m still not sure how I feel about it. It felt like a lot of the book was set in an already established universe. As a reader, I was not given a map to this universe and thus I felt… Read more »

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Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

DNF@45% I’m not really into music – by that I mean I am not an audiophile. I enjoy music and I have a large number of musician friends – who introduced me to wonderful music and informed my rather eclectic taste. But I don’t read books about musicians or music…. Read more »

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Review: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris #1-5) by James Turner

Review: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris #1-5) by James Turner

When I learned there was a Librarian themed graphic novel, I had to try it. I know I’m not a fan of graphic novels but I felt confident I’d like this one. Well, I didn’t like this one – but not because it’s a graphic novel. I didn’t like it… Read more »

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Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi

Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi

WOW. John Scalzi is quickly becoming one of my favorite Sci-Fi writers. I enjoyed reading The Collapsing Empire so very much, I have no words. I devoured this book in huge chunks and I was distracted at work all day yesterday – I was so anxious to get home and… Read more »

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Review: Earthrise (Her Instruments #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth

Review: Earthrise (Her Instruments #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth

I’m not really sure how I feel about Earthrise. I went through several stages of emotions while reading and…they just don’t add up. Earthrise is the first book in the Her Instruments series. I initially started reading because I was drawn to the cover. Several friends on GR have been… Read more »

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Review: The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

Review: The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

For English is a language that simply cannot be fixed, nor can it ever be absolutely laid down. It changes constantly; it grows with an almost exponential joy. It evolves eternally; its words alter their senses and their meanings subtly, slowly, or speedily according to fashion and need. Dictionaries that… 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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