Jul 02

Help Wanted: Update

Last Friday I posted a Help Wanted thing. I got a ton of responses, which is super helpful. Unfortunately, as soon as I had the time to sit down and respond to email, a virus roared through my family, and we’re all under the weather this week. It’s been super fun (/sarcasm font). In other …

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Jun 29

The Exile – C.T. Adams

About the Book Brianna Hai runs an occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists—and real magic supplies to witches and warlocks. The magical painting that hangs in Brianna’s apartment is the last portal between the fae and human worlds. A shocking magical assault on her home reveals to Brianna that her father, High King …

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Jun 26

Help Wanted

My c-section is scheduled, and I’m pretty miserable in the meantime. I have 8 weeks to set up her bedroom and get all the stuff ready that I need to get ready – we are like 1.5% prepared right now. Eight weeks seems like a lot until you’re pregnant. Eight weeks will fly by, and …

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Jun 24

The Philosopher Kings – Jo Walton

About the Book From acclaimed, award-winning author Jo Walton: Philosopher Kings, a tale of gods and humans, and the surprising things they have to learn from one another. Twenty years have elapsed since the events of The Just City.The City, founded by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, organized on the principles espoused in Plato’s Republic and populated by people from …

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Jun 22

Mother of Eden – Chris Beckett

About the Book “We speak of a mother’s love, but we forget her power.” Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet’s five hundred inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold …

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Jun 17

It’s time to get back to our roots.

I’ll admit it at the start. I’m 7, almost 8 months pregnant. It’s over 100 degrees outside. My feet resemble sausages due to swelling, and I’ve been in and out of the hospital and the doctor numerous times due to various complications (my stress level is in the red zone). Things have not been easy …

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Jun 17

The Magician’s Land – Lev Grossman

About the Book Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose, he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic, but he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along …

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Jun 15

The Devil’s Only Friend – Dan Wells

About the Book John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they’ve killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he’s always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can… …but the monsters have noticed, and the …

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Jun 08

The Violent Century – Lavie Tidhar

About the Book They’d never meant to be heroes. For seventy years they’d guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable at first, bound together by a shared fate. Until a night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and a secret that tore them apart. But there must always be an …

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Jun 03

Seveneves – Neal Stephenson

About the Book An exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious …

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