Creatures of Will and Temper

I often find myself thinking that a book would be better if the main character was a woman. Even in books with a female narrator, I end up lamenting the fact that our heroine doesn’t seem to have any girlfriends. So yes, a retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray focused around three women is […]

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What We See In The Stars – Book Review

About the book: You don’t need to be a physics major or interested in science at all to appreciate Kelsey Oseid’s What We See In The Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night SkyAs an illustrated guide to the sky, Oseid’s book aims to connect our human pasts with the great beyond – and the […]

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Clockwork Boys — Book Review

T. Kingfisher is a comfort read for me. Her stories are often retellings of fairy tales, or inspired by fairy tale tropes. Whereas in traditional tales we’re usually told that the hero or heroine is “good” and “kind-hearted” and that’s about the end of their characterization, Kingfisher has a real gift of creating these well-rounded […]

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Micro Book Review of Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father

A graphic novel biography of the American legend who inspired the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history–he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down […]

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The City of Brass — Book Review

Call them djinn or genie, but wish-granting, lamp-bound spirits have long been a part of our cultural imagination. From I Dream of Jeannie to Disney’s Aladdin, to silly jokes about lamps found on the beach, we all grew up hearing about them. So what if you found out you had djinn heritage? The City of […]

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Barbary Station — Review

If you’ve ever secretly entertained a plan that involved going on a crime spree in order to pay off your student debts, you might enjoy Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns. Our two heroines in this story are recently-graduated engineers. Adda is a software engineer and Iridian is a mechanical engineer. They’re also lovers, and they […]

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Simple & Sweet Review Of Tea Sparrow

Tea Sparrow delivered samples of all natural loose leaf teas directly to my doorstep in the quaintest package I have ever seen. In a simple cardboard box stamped with their logo, Tea Sparrow sent me four mixes to try: Pistachio Date Night, Enchanted Forest, Roasted Almond, and Organic Sweet Cinnamon.  

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