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Ninefox Gambit

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Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee Published: 2016 Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller Series: The Machineries of Empire #1 Length: 10:52 (384 pages) Captain Kel Cheris is a brilliant captain in a very strictly run army and finds herself disgraced by running unapproved formations while trying to keep her soldiers alive, but she is given one chance to redeem herself…. Read more »

September in Review

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Books Acquired: None Books Read: The Dinner by Herman Koch Microserfs by Douglas Coupland Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome Small Gods: A Discworld Graphic Novel by Terry Pratchett, Ray Friesen The reading slump! It continues! September was a bit of an unfocused month for me, but I did finally finish Microserfs, which I actually did enjoy… Read more »

August in Review

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Books Acquired: The Blue Guitar by John Banville The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham The Chrysalids by John Wyndham Small Gods: A Discworld Graphic Novel by Terry Pratchett Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain) by Robert Wells The… Read more »

Get Jiro!

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Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose Illustrated by: Langdon Foss Series: Get Jiro #1 Publisher: Vertigo Published: 2012 Length: 160 pages I was very excited when this comic was announced, being a fan of everything Bourdain does, but I remember reading quite a few bad reviews for it. Comics are expensive, so I do like to be selective,… Read more »

The Last Unicorn

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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle Published: 1968 Series: The Last Unicorn, #1 Length: 294 pages I loved the animated version of The Last Unicorn when I was a kid. All of the films from that studio fascinated me. They also did The Flight of Dragons (my favourite) and the most frightening version of The Hobbit you’ll ever watch…. Read more »

July in Review

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Books Acquired: None. Books Read: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee I’m in a bit of a reading slump right now, so I didn’t get through a lot this month. It’s fallen down in priority, but it’s temporary. That’s just… Read more »

A Man Called Ove

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Published: 2012 Narrated by: George Newbern Translated By: Henning Koch (from Swedish in 2013) Length: 09:09 (368 pages) Ove is a fifty-nine-year-old grump. He’s stubborn, angry, rude, a stickler for the rules, and someone who can become infuriated by the simplest of things. In some ways, I can related to Ove a little… Read more »

Saga, Volume 7

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Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan Illustrated by: Fiona Staples Published: 2017 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 152 pages Collects: issues #37–42 I had no idea the new volume of Saga was out until I saw it on the shelf, so that was a nice surprise. This series has had some ups and downs, as most do I suppose, but… Read more »


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Authority by Jeff VanderMeer Published: 2014 Series: Southern Reach #2 Length: 341 pages The events from the first book have finished, and now the team outside of Area X are struggling to understand what happened on this last expedition. Southern Reach has appointed a new head to the department, John Rodrigues, and we follow him as he takes the job,… Read more »