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Man V. Nature by Diane   Cook
Man V. Nature
by Diane Cook (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Man V. Nature: Storiesby Diane Cook is a fascinating book of short stories – the kind that keep you thinking long after you finish reading. The stories present impossible situations — truly impossible situations that you can’t imagine happening in re ...more
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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
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It’s been almost three years since my review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I recall being a bit mesmerized by the book at that time – the photographs were remarkable and the idea that they were real, found photos made them ever more ...more
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Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Oh, I can’t tell you how excited I was to get a copy of Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbancesfor review! My love affair with Neil Gaiman’s writing has been a troubled one – some things I love, some things I don’t – but I love short stories ...more
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Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
by Cherie Priest (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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This is a book I started ages ago, but I lost track of it on my Kindle (I keep forgetting that it stores galleys as documents, not books). When I managed to unearth it, I was thrilled to be back in the world of Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. It’s set i ...more
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Want You Dead by Peter James
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Want You Dead by Peter James is a woman’s worst nightmare. You date a guy who seems terrific — he’s handsome and charming, doesn’t mind spending money on you and seems to really enjoy your company — and he turns out to be a crazy stalker. In this cas ...more
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Flings by Justin  Taylor
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Flings: Stories by Justin Taylor, a book of short stories, is interesting, but ultimately unsatisfying. The blurb on the back names Taylor “A master of the modern snapshot” and they might well be right. The book is like a stack of Polaroids, taken by ...more
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A Bowl of Olives by Sara Midda
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A Bowl of Olives: On Food and Memory is a lovely little book, beautifully illustrated with tiny watercolor paintings of olives and figs and rabbits and vegetables and wine bottles. The emphasis is on the word little – on some pages, the writing is so ...more
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The Deep by Nick Cutter
The Deep
by Nick Cutter (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Nick Cutter’s The Deep starts out with a very promising premise: a strange plague is afflicting humanity on a global scale. Scientists have stumbled upon a possible cure — at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. In a desperate race to save the human rac ...more
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The Troop by Nick Cutter
The Troop
by Nick Cutter (Goodreads Author)
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Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
Season of the Dragonflies
by Sarah Creech (Goodreads Author)
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Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech was a great end-of-summer read. It leans more toward chick-lit than my usual choices. There are some interesting plot twists and a good build-up, but the big finish fell flat for me.

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