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Janine A. Southard

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March 10, 1981

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Janine A. Southard writes and edits speculative fiction in between working on videogame projects. She's attended more than the average number of universities, which she claims is a FEATURE not a bug. ("Oxford educated, but Californian at heart;" she's also lived and traveled in Europe, the United States, and Japan.)

Currently, she lives in Seattle with a husband and a cat. The cat pretends to care about this.

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If you read my blog, you already know a lot about the inner workings of my mind. Today, you’ll get the inner workings of someone else’s! Let’s have a warm welcome for L. Rowyn, author of The Moon Etherium. ::digital applause ensues::


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So cute! I enjoyed everything about this book, from the food-service minutiae to the bizarrely impolite aliens.
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As an ace, I'm really disappointed with this book, but I also feel uncomfortable reviewing/rating it since I only made it to page 46. The second Takumi, the love interest, showed his face, Alice couldn't NOT gush about how cute he was, and it f..." Read more of this review »
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This book should've been for me. It's got an ace main character. It's supposedly a fluffy YA romance. The cover is awesome (happy person in the asexual flag colors).

No.

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This is the fluffiest thing I have read in a million years. Would you like some fluff in your life? Then read this book.
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I read approximately two-thirds of this book before I gave up on it. ("Approximately" because at around the halfway mark, I started skimming.)

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So far my fave of this year's Hugo nominations (2015).

Lovely and political.

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Lucinda Dear Janine,
Thanks so much for acepting my friendship request! Your books look really good and so i cannot wait to read & discover your work.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Janine Southard agata wrote: "I'm still not sure about the Nantucket triology. Is there anything in particular you liked about it and would recommend?"

I like the viciousness, and the modern people's interactions with the older ones.


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agata Thanks for the friend request. I'm still not sure about the Nantucket triology. Is there anything in particular you liked about it and would recommend?


Janine Southard I had to start sometime, and today is a good day for it! I'm going through my blog from last year, when I was good about reviewing books, and trying to update my Goodreads library.


Flannery Welcome, Janine!

If you have any questions about how the site works, let me know:) Also, I have Forever War on hold at the library. I'm sure I'll like it.

Happy reading!
Flann


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