Jan 16

The Underground Girls of Kabul – Jenny Nordberg

About the Book An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha …

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Jan 12

The Cold Eye – Laura Anne Gilman

About the Book In the anticipated sequel to Silver on the Road, Isobel is riding circuit through the Territory as the Devil’s Left Hand. But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole …

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Jan 10

SPFBO 2 | Paternus – Dyrk Ashton

About the Book The gods and monsters of myth have returned. In a breathtaking story that takes place in a single day, two ordinary humans are caught up in the final battle of a war that’s been waged since the dawn of time. Gods, monsters, angels, devils. Call them what you like. They exist. The …

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Jan 02

Happy 2017!

I’ve been a bit quiet recently. Once again, the reality of my health has hit me in the face, and I just couldn’t deal with one more thing, so I downsized for my own sanity. I focused only on my myriad of doctor appointments, work, my kids, and getting through the holidays. So, I’ve had …

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Dec 12

After Atlas – Emma Newman

About the Book Govcorp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth among the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos’s entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away; what made his father lose hope; what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to …

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Dec 07

The Annual Epic Best Books of 2016 List You Can’t Miss!

Do you like that title? It makes me feel all sorts of important. My ego is satisfied. Well, here it is. The list I HATE to write more than any other list in the history of lists. This is the list where I sit down each year, and kind of glare at myself and wonder …

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Dec 06

Best Audiobooks of 2016

Ah, it’s that time of year again… the time for lists. While I love reading these lists, I hate actually compiling them. It’s so hard for me to narrow things down to a few favorites. My audiobook list is different than the other lists I’ll be creating. For my Best Books Of 2016 list, all …

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Dec 05

In preparation for…

This week I’m planning on rolling out a TON of “Best of” lists: Best books of 2016, Best Audiobooks of 2016, Most anticipated releases in 2017, and whatever else. This will be the week of lists. But… I’m finishing up a few books right now which, I’m pretty sure, will land on some “Best of” …

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Nov 30

The Forgetting Moon – Brian Lee Durfee

About the Book A massive army on the brink of conquest looms large in a world where prophecies are lies, magic is believed in but never seen, and hope is where you least expect to find it. Welcome to the Five Isles, where war has come in the name of the invading army of Sør …

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Nov 29

SPFBO2 Final Round Details

Yeah, so I’m a little late with this. If you follow the SPFBO at all, then you’ll probably already know who the finalists are, but I’ll put them all here just in case you missed it. I’m going to do this round the same way I did the finalists last year. I’m going to read …

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