Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Timeseer’s Gambit by Kate McIntyre

With The Timeseer’s Gambit, McIntyre delves further into her distinct characters and their unique world. While we learn more about Chris, Olivia, and especially the dark truths about the spiritbinders, there is also another series of murders to solve in … Continue reading

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Translucid Dragonfire Station Book 1 By Zen Di Pietro

Translucid is an easy to read sci fi adventure featuring a strong female protagonist. Although yes, this character has a wife, the romance is non-existent here with the focus being on the mystery of whether our heroine was in an … Continue reading

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The Forgetting By Sharon Cameron

I have enjoyed Cameron’s other books (Rook, Dark Unwinding) and this was no exception. Mixing dystopian, sci fi, a bit of romance, and solid writing, The Forgetting is reminiscent of books such as Beth Revis’ Across the Universe, in which … Continue reading

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Taste and Technique by Naomi Pomeroy

While chef Pomeroy does present an argument for a homegrown attitude and distances herself from the ‘cult of celebrity’ of famous restaurant-owning chefs around the world, I have to admit I did find almost all of the recipes to seem … Continue reading

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Slough Dough Real Bread by Chris Young

Slow Dough Real Bread is a beautifully presented and easy to follow cookbook featuring bread recipes from around the world. Whether a Finnish pulla, San Francisco sourdough, or Istanbul breakfast bread, the list is quite comprehensive. This is a collection … Continue reading

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Gamescape Overworld by Emma Trevayne

Somewhere around the 10% mark, I really lost interest in the story or the characters. The book is written quite passively, with major action/events completely glossed over. The ‘game’ that has taken over the world is a generic World of … Continue reading

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Forks Over Knives: Family by Alona Pulde, Matthew Lederman

The author and chef did get a lot of things right with this book: the difficulty of transitioning a family into a vegan diet, defending the switch to others, supplements that may be needed, ease of preparation, etc. The language … Continue reading

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The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker

Within the first few pages, I knew I was going to have a hard time with The Ones. The author is clearly going for a Message (with a capital M), with every hot topic from Gitmo torture, the Holocaust, racial … Continue reading

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Avatar The Last Airbender North and South 1

This series/continuation of the original Avatar series is truly wonderful: the art/coloring exquisite, storytelling fun, and the characters are captured perfectly. Each of these books has really been a present to Avatar fans and I highly recommend them. With this … Continue reading

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Devolution by Rick Remender

Sadly, there was very little that I found to like in Devolution. We have a well worn dystopian path (Mad Max, etc.) and a really bonkers premise (remove religion from people’s brains and wars will end that instead mutates them … Continue reading

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Alena by Kim Andersson

Alena likely is getting much attention thanks to the success of Let The Right One In. Clearly, both books have roots in the same Swedish formula: unrelentingly grim milieu in which ambivalent and bullied characters grapple with handling magical realism. … Continue reading

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