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His Bloody Project

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His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet Published: 2015 Narrated by: Antony Ferguson Length: 10:22 (280 pages) It’s 1869 and Roderick Macrae, a young man from the Scottish highland village of Culduie, is being held in jail after a gruesome murder. He’s a smart young man, shy and insightful, and he never denies committing the act. The question is what… Read more »

March in Review

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Books Acquired: None. Books Read: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Room by Emma Donoghue Company Town by Madeline Ashby Not a single book bought or stolen or conjured up this month. My favourite used book sale is only about five weeks away now, so I’m saving myself for… Read more »

Ex Libris

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Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman Published: 2000 Length: 162 pages I love books about books, but this is probably the first time I’ve read one so purely about the love of reading. Ex Libris is a collection of essays about the reading, storing, and sharing of books, something I imagine many people would find incredibly… Read more »

Gourmet Rhapsody

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Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery Published: 2000 Narrated by: Full cast Translated By: Alison Anderson (from French in 2009) Length: 04:03 (160 pages) A renown Parisian food critic, the greatest alive, is on his deathbed. He’s lived a life of eating, where food mattered more than the people around him, and in his last hours he strives to find comfort… Read more »

Sleeping Giants

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Published: 2016 Narrated by: full cast Series: Themis Files #1 Length: 08:28 (304 pages) A young girl falls through the earth and lands cradled in a giant metallic hand. Seventeen years later, that woman is now a brilliant physicist leading a research team to discover the mystery behind the discovery. When they find another body… Read more »

February in Review

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Books Acquired: Jesting Pilate by Aldous Huxley Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins Books Read: The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman I hadn’t heard of Jesting Pilate before, but it’s a travelogue from Aldous Huxley that details his trip through… Read more »

The Vintage Caper

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The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle Published: 2009 Series: Sam Levitt #1 Length: 223 pages I love Peter Mayle’s Provence books, where he details his life after moving there from England. He apparently also has a series of detective novels that focus on food and wine, a combination of two things I enjoy quite a bit, so I thought I’d… Read more »

Kaijumax, Season 1

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Kaijumax, Season 1 by Zander Cannon Format: Trade Paperback Illustrated by: Zander Cannon Series: Kaijumax #1 Publisher: Oni Press Published: 2016 Length: 168 pages Last year, while attending PAX West, we dropped by the Oni Press booth. They had some discounted comics for sale, and since I’ve only read their Bryan Lee O’Malley books, most of it was new to… Read more »