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My Favorite Things with R.J. Joseph


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, the weekly column where we grab someone in speculative circles to gab about the greatest in geek. This week we sit down horror aficionado and writer R.J. Joseph. What does she love when…

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A New View of an Old Favorite: A Review of Tortall: A Spy’s Guide


Tortall: A Spy’s Guide (2017) Written By: Tamora Pierce Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Pages: 320 pages (Hardcover) Series: Tortall Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Why I Chose It: Anything by Tamora Pierce is an instabuy for me. I even dragged my husband and child to the bookstore at dinner time because two-day shipping wasn’t quick enough. The Premise:…

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An Extraordinary Hero: A Review of In Other Lands


In Other Lands (2017) Written by: Sarah Rees Brennan Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 441 (Hardcover) Publisher: Small Beer Press Why I Chose It: It’s Sarah Rees Brennan and I’m a fan of her writing, though not of all of her books. My understanding from her blog is that this was a book she wrote and posted on the internet as…

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One Small Step For Man: A Review of The Long Earth


The Long Earth (2012) Written by: Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 341 (Hardcover) Series: The Long Earth Book 1 Publisher: Harper Why I Chose It: It’s been on my list for awhile, actually. Mostly because I’m a sucker for a good cover and I really liked the look of this one, but also because Terry Pratchett…

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Revenge and Hippos: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey


River of Teeth (2017) Written by: Sarah Gailey Genre: Alternate History Pages: 178 pages Publisher: Tor.com Why I Chose This: Hippos. I mean, I heard about this book and the amazing idea of hippos being bred as a meat source, and I was in love with the ridiculousness of it all. The premise: In the early 20th Century, the United States…

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