Self-Published Reading Recommendations

Today is September 1. This is important for a few reasons. One, autumn is almost here. Yay! Two: This year September 1 kicks off Self-Published Fantasy Month (which I am participating in). Now, last week I posted on Twitter about how good the Indie book scene is right now, and a whole bunch of people…

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Review | Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West – Catherine Belton

About the Book Interference in American elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about, and who has orchestrated it? In Putin’s People, the investigative journalist…

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Review | Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

About the Book Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. ….

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Review | Ashes of the Sun – Django Wexler

About the Book Long ago, a magical war destroyed an empire, and a new one was built in its ashes. But still the old grudges simmer, and two siblings will fight on opposite sides to save their world, in the start of Django Wexler’s new epic fantasy trilogy Gyre hasn’t seen his beloved sister since…

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Announcement | Editing and Reviewing

Editing As you may or may not know, my husband got laid off on Tuesday. This is throwing a huge wrench into like… everything (as you could imagine). He’s diligently applying for jobs, but due to the fact that we need money to survive and stuff, I’m working extra editing jobs. This, at the moment,…

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Three Biographies of Incredible Women You Should Read

Well, my break from editing is over, and now I’m back at it full-time, which is AWESOME. It does, however, mean that my reading progress has slowed down a bit. That being said, I’ve got some incredible books going right now. While I haven’t finished reading these three, I am in love with them all,…

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Review | Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic – Ben Westhoff

About the Book A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. “A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape,” writes Ben Westhoff. “These…

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