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Wishlist Wednesday #7: A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

Wishlist Wednesday #7: A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I recently finished The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and was thrilled to learn that it was the start of a series featuring an intelligent young woman named Mary Russell who stumbles into becoming Sherlock Holmes’s apprentice. It’s one of…

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Audiobook Review: Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Audiobook Review: Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Title: Dodger Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: HarperCollins Running Time: 10 hours, 31 minutes Source: Download from the Audiobook Sync program Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he’s…Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London’s…

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Book Review: M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

Title: M is for Magic Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Hardcover: 260 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you. Bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that may chill or amuse readers – but always embrace the unexpected. Collection includes: “The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds,” “Troll Bridge,” “Don’t Ask Jack,” “How to Sell the Ponti Bridge,” “October in the Chair,” “Chivalry,” “The…

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Book Review: Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman

Title: Make Good Art Author: Neil Gaiman Designed by: Chip Kidd Publisher: William Morrow Hardcover: 80 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman stood at a podium at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts to deliver the commencement address. For the next nineteen minutes he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength: he encouraged the students before him to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians,…

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Book Review: A Thousand Times More Fair by Kenji Yoshino

Book Review: A Thousand Times More Fair by Kenji Yoshino

Title: A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice Author: Kenji Yoshino Publisher: HarperCollins Hardcover: 320 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A provocative exploration of justice in our time through fresh readings of Shakespeare’s greatest plays In A Thousand Times More Fair, Yoshino turns his attention to the broad question of what makes a fair and just society, and he delves deep into a surprising source to answer it: Shakespeare’s greatest plays. A Thousand Times More Fair addresses fundamental…

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Book Review: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

Book Review: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Awakening Author: Kelley Armstrong Publisher: HarperCollins Paperback: 360 pages Series Order: Darkest Powers, Book 2 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I’m as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What…

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