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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
"Ugh this book! The audiobook narrator was amazing, probably a good part of the reason I listened to this brick (14 discs!!) but at this juncture in my life it probably wasn't the wisest choice to listen to this tale of two French sisters who find..." Read more of this review »
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Cosplayers by Dash Shaw
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This is a collection of short stories about cosplayers who like to dress up and play pretend. It's a lot of fun, especially given Shaw's appreciation for the pastime. I love cosplay because I love how much time people take to make their stuff and get ...more
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Thor, Volume 1 by Jason Aaron
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I love that Thor as a woman fights in just as much of a smashy, hammer swinging way as Odinson did. She's Thor, and the lightning did not magically become point and pose when she took up the hammer. It's delightful.
If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Lena, just your average teen who wants to make it through her senior year and who secretly loves her best friend Sebastian, almost loses it all after a very bad decision.

Definitely a "teen issues" book with a classic, YA male protagonist who is th..." Read more of this review »
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The Lord of the Rings by Wayne G. Hammond
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This is a wonderfully detailed companion, perfect for the dedicated re-reader of the Lord of the Rings. Indeed, I think those reading the story for the first time will tire quickly of the discussions of elvish and definitions of words they might pick ...more
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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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What can I say about this book that has not been said already? Little save that it is one of my favorites. If you seek a review, I would recommend C.S. Lewis's, for they were writ nearer the publication and he has much to say. Moreover, you can have ...more
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris
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Gorgeous pen and ink art gives this book depths that demand attention. Written as the sketchbook of a young girl in the sixties who draws herself as a monster, it explores themes of sexual politics, the holocaust, death, loss, and coming of age with ...more
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Doom Patrol, Volume 1 by Gerard Way
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This colorful, psychedelic space trip of a comic manages to introduce a large cast of strange characters without feeling like it spends the whole book on exposition. The issues are enormous and the battles are bizarre, which feels right for this vers ...more
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Cosmic Powers by John Joseph Adams
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I picked this anthology up for the Seannan McGuire and Becky Chambers stories, both of which are well worth reading. In point of fact, they are not the only gems in this collection, which has quite a few stellar stories. Unfortunately, there are also ...more
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Seanan McGuire
“I would love a sandwich,' said Tybalt, with enough gravity to make it sound like a formal proclamation. Resolved: that we will have ham and cheese sandwiches.”
Seanan McGuire, Ashes of Honor

Simon Pegg
“It's why I get miffed at all the dashing around in recent zombie films. It completely misses the point; transforms the threat to a straightforward physical danger from the zombies themselves, rather than our own inability to avoid them and these films are about us, not them. There's far more meat on the bones of the latter, far more juicy interpretation to get our teeth into. The first zombie is by comparison thin and one dimensional and ironically, it is down to all the exercise.”
Simon Pegg, Nerd Do Well

Terry Pratchett
“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Tom Stoppard
“What are a friend's books for if not to be borrowed?”
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia
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Neil Gaiman
“Why do they blame me for all their little failings? They use my name as if I spent my entire days sitting on their shoulders, forcing them to commit acts they would otherwise find repulsive. 'The devil made me do it.' I have never made one of them do anything. Never. They live their own tiny lives. I do not live their lives for them.”
Neil Gaiman, Season of Mists

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