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A Sickness In the Family by Denise Mina

First off, I’m rather sorry to admit that I wasn’t able to really enjoy Here Be Dragons by Stella Gibbons because I just couldn’t stand one of the characters.  Never before have I ever let something as trivial as this affect my enjoyment of a book, but John’s utter selfishness made me want to smack […]... Read More
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Library Picks + Snow by Maxence Fermine

I’m happy to report that I’ve finished the bulk of my last library haul (I’m currently devouring Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye), giving me the perfect excuse to plunder the shelves for a fresh batch of books to drag home and enjoy. Right off the top is Snow, by French author Maxence Fermine. Set in […]... Read More
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The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami

  The Nakano Thrift Shop is an amusing look at the people who work at a secondhand goods store in Tokyo.  Hitomi, a part-time employee and the book’s narrator is smitten with aloof co-worker Takeo, whose abrupt manner she finds both confusing and infuriating.  The shop’s proprietor, Mr. Haruo Nakano is a thrice-married ladies’ man […]... Read More
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Diving Belles by Lucy Wood, and a bookish t.v. recommendation.

Apologies for being silent for more than a week.  I solemnly swear that I was reading.  And organizing my bookshelf.  And catching up on anime on Crunchyroll. But back to the reading!  Last week I finished Diving Belles, a short story collection by Lucy Wood.  Blending Cornish folklore with everyday life, Wood creates an evocative […]... Read More
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More books on top of the ones I have yet to read? Sure, why not!

I’ve fallen a bit behind on my reading because of reasons all having to do with Netflix, but I’ve just recently finished Ransom Riggs’s third book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, Library of Souls.  Do I dare watch the movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, now that I’ve read the […]... Read More