Monthly Archives: August 2019

Archangel One by Evan Currie

Oddly enough, this isn’t listed as the 8th book in the Odyssey One series; but note that Archangel One is not a book you would want to read without having read the previous novels. That said, I loved every moment … Continue reading

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Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington

Exhaustively researched and very comprehensive, author Adlington explores every aspect of life for women during World War II. Rather than focusing only one area e.g., British or American lives, the book explores many diverse and interesting cultures, from Japan to … Continue reading

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Fast & Easy Vegan Cookbook by JL Fields

Author JL Fields gets a lot right with this cookbook: it is informative, provides a lot of tips and notes for each recipe, lives up to the title, and has a clean presentation. It would be a 5 star for … Continue reading

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Rogue Heart by Axie Oh

I enjoyed Rogue Heart as much as the previous book, Rebel Seoul. Although the focus here is more on cloak-and-dagger machinations rather than mecha battles, these very anime-inspired characters are just so much fun to follow. In the first book, … Continue reading

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Disney’s Land by Richard Snow

This is definitely one of the better histories of a Disney topic that I’ve read in a long time. Any good biography of a person or place requires a careful mastery of balances – how much information, how it is … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland Vol 12 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

There is some really good storytelling here; this series could have unraveled so easily after each of the previous arcs. As we start on the newest one in this volume 12, new secrets come out, new enemies emerge, and the … Continue reading

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An Incurable Case of Love by Maki Enjoji

Enjoji fans will enjoy this new series, which has many similarities to the popular Happi Marriage?!. Quirky, kind of dumb, but energetic heroine paired with an alpha male obsessed with work. It’s hard to tell from this first volume how … Continue reading

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Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll

I can see why this has divisive reviews: it really is a very condensed, easy-to-follow, quick read meant to get someone immediately enabled into taking better photographs. The concepts are cleanly laid out, with large print, and easy to follow, … Continue reading

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Fledgling by Molly Harper

Fledgling is a fun little read, never taking itself too seriously while giving a good adventure tale. In this second volume, our little changeling Sarah has established herself in society and made good friends at her school. Now that vacation … Continue reading

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The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimboli and Alicia Zaloga

I greatly enjoyed this book – another wonderful read full of pathos and humor that publisher Angry Robot always delivers. Set in a less grim Dickensian London full of magical realism, the author successfully treads the line between unremitting hopelessness … Continue reading

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Boundless by R.A. Salvatore

The second book in the latest trilogy, and I believe the 32nd overall in the overall Drizzt saga, continues where the previous book left off with Drizzt’s father Zaknafein back from the dead. I guess this should have been expected … Continue reading

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