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August 28, 2016

The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde
rated a book really liked it The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2016
I really enjoyed this telling and only wished it were longer! The brevity meant the story clipped along to the climax and kept me engaged, but I definitely was wanting more of this world when it was over.
You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
rated a book it was amazing You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
As a creative person, I really appreciated getting insights into Felicia Day's background, creative process and how she eventually had a breakthrough success. Day has a unique personality, experiences and worldview, and I really enjoyed taking a walk ...more
Furiously Happy by Jenny  Lawson
rated a book liked it Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
A really engaging memoir, and an interesting exploration of how happiness and life satisfaction can look when you're working toward them with mental illness. Some of the chapters meandered a bit too far for my tastes (like the trip to Australia), but ...more
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The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
read in August, 2016
A fun read. Dragons are cool. I liked the story, and the characters have distinct and well-formed personalities and relationships. Great for middle-grade readers.