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Allison Hurd

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I mostly use Goodreads as a reader. I love talking books, cracking jokes (some say too many), and trying to invoke The Once And Future King all the time always. Send me a friend request! I avoid sending them as many expect indie authors to be very aggressive and I don't want to start a friendship with a shudder at the thought of incoming bookwhacking from an author. (Which I do not do!)

A quick list of negatives:

-I won't add your book to my group, as that's not how my group works.
-I don't work for Goodreads or Amazon and can't fix your technical issues.
-I'm not looking for romantic connections

Sorry if that crushes your hopes! I hate being the bearer of bad news, but I also think it's better we're upfront with each other :)

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Allison Hurd Well, Tyler, a combination of the strength it takes to deal with questions like this and the pure joy I experience in the knowledge that after this I'…moreWell, Tyler, a combination of the strength it takes to deal with questions like this and the pure joy I experience in the knowledge that after this I'll never have to talk to you again do lend themselves to an aesthetically pleasing portrait of a modern woman.(less)
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I'm not sure I have much advice to give! I'm not really an expert myself. Writing is just about getting the words down and t…more
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I'm not sure I have much advice to give! I'm not really an expert myself. Writing is just about getting the words down and then editing relentlessly. Every page I write gets minimum a dozen read-throughs by my own eyes before anyone else sees them. I guess my biggest piece of advice is when you think you're happy with the way something sounds, read it out loud. You'll find a lot of little mistakes or areas that are confusing when you say it to yourself. Otherwise, write and don't stop!(less)
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In my first year of law school, one professor paced the front of class, waiting for news about whether there was a stay of execution for a man sentenced to death.


“Let this be a lesson,” he said as the tension left his body upon hearing that the stay had been granted, “that what we do here has very real consequences.”


That same term, in another course, we discussed a real event where people’s loved

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"Mahit’s small nation receives an abrupt notification from the neighboring empire,Teixcalaan: “We need another of your ambassadors.” She has only a month, instead of the recommended year, to integrate with her new imago-memory, a device that provides " Read more of this review »
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A sad, contemplative, pain-ridden story of living under a totalitarian regime in the early days of that regime.

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This book is delicious mainly for 2 reasons: the whimsy of the narrator, and the juicy information we get about the cosmere. The story itself was cute, but certainly not his best work.

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This is a prime example of why I don't read series back to back. You can see the authorial handprint so much starker, I feel, and I can judge the motivations of characters much more minutely. To the detriment of the series, in this instance.

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What can I say? If you like urban fantasy a la Dresden Files, and just wish there were more of the sort of bad guy of the week take down type books, this is a series for you!

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An urban fantasy centered on the diné mythology, which, in this instance, makes the fantastical elements harder.

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T.H. White
“He felt in his heart cruelty and cowardice, the things which made him brave and kind.”
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“...the future is closed to us; were it not, life would be insupportable, as only uncertainty admits of hope”
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“Their mother is Athene, the goddess of wisdom, and, although they are often ready to play the buffoon to amuse you, such conduct is the prerogative of the truly wise.”
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“Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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“But there was a time when each of us stood naked before the world, confronting life as a serious problem with which we were intimately and passionately concerned... There was a time when Free Love versus Catholic Morality was a question of as much importance to our hot bodies as if a pistol had been clapped to our heads.

Further back, there were times when we wondered with all our souls, what the world was, what love was, what we were ourselves.”
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