Jan 27

Karen Memory – Elizabeth Bear

About the Book “You ain’t gonna like what I have to tell you, but I’m gonna tell you anyway. See, my name is Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, and I’m one of the girls what works in the Hôtel Mon Cherie on Amity Street. Hôtel has a little hat over the …

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Jan 26

Unbound – Jim C. Hines

About the Book For five hundred years, the Porters have concealed the existence of magic from the world. Now, old enemies have revealed the Porters’ secrets, and an even greater threat lurks in the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for a thousand years, has returned in the body of a girl named Jeneta Aboderin. …

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Jan 21

GIVEAWAY | Three (3) copies of KUSHIEL’S DART

Kushiel’s Dart is a book I read years ago, and instantly fell in love with. The writing is absolutely stunning. The story is luscious and full of texture and surprises. The world building is both sensational and sensual. Throw in a strong female protagonist with an unforgettable voice, and you have something incredible on your …

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Jan 19

Oh, the (good) drama….

Well, if you’ve been around good ol’ Bookworm Blues for long enough, you’ll realize that the health drama never really ends with me. Around August 4 of this year, we will be welcoming another Bookworm Jr. This pregnancy is a (huge, HUGE) surprise. It’s never a “small” thing for anyone. I get to start my …

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Jan 14

Misunderstandings, Coping, and Invisible Illnesses

Warning: This is going to be a personal rant. Absolutely zero book related content. The other day a complete stranger said to me, “Why do you need help with that? Are you lazy or something?” That comment hurt a lot more than that woman will ever realize. The sad thing is, I get a variation …

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Jan 14

The Just City – Jo Walton

About the Book “Here in the Just City you will become your best selves. You will learn and grow and strive to be excellent.” Created as an experiment by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, the Just City is a planned community, populated by over ten thousand children and a few hundred adult teachers from all eras …

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Jan 13

Atlanta Burns – Chuck Wendig

About the Book You don’t mess with Atlanta Burns. Everyone knows that. And that’s kinda how she likes it—until the day Atlanta is drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new, unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when another teen turns up dead—by an apparent suicide—Atlanta knows …

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Jan 12

Sorry for the radio silence…

PPIRefund.co.uk Sorry for the radio silence. I’ve been dealing with some health issues (surprise, surprise…). I’ve been completely overwhelmed and dealing with it slowly. I should be back to reviewing tomorrow-ish.

Jan 07

2015 Award Eligibility

I just became aware that this was a Thing about a day ago. That’s how delightfully oblivious/busy I typically am. I feel kind of weird doing it for a number of reasons, but in truth I realize that a year is a long time, and I’m pretty proud of some of the stuff I did …

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Jan 06

Revival – Stephen King

About the Book A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new …

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