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Intermittent reviews & commentary. Preferred genres: YA; contemporary lit; sci-fi/fantasy; comic books

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One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box: Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, and Minor Robberies
Dave Eggers, Deb Olin Unferth
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
The Best American Short Stories 2009
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman
Inkspell
Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
David Sedaris
The Quick-Change Artist
Cary Holladay
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~~MOVED FROM GR~~ Geekomancy (Ree Reyes #1) by Michael R. Underwood I recently had a conversation with a non-native-spea...
February 2014
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reviewed: (Archived Review: Swoon)
When my buddy space coyote suggested I take a look at this regrettable creation, I remembered that I actually had an ARC of i...
Swoon - Nina Malkin
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reviewed: (Archived Review: Wings)
I'm sure we've all noticed this, but it seems like every YA supernatural/fantasy book that's been published within the past c...
Wings  - Aprilynne Pike
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January 2014
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reviewed: Starters (Starters, #1)
So-soInteresting premise, but I wondered why Callie's father didn't make any financial provisions for her and her brother. H...
Starters (Starters, #1) - Lissa Price
July 2012
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reviewed: Every Day
There's a line in 'Midnight in Paris' that Hemingway says to Zelda Fitzgerald about her short story, something like 'there wa...
Every Day - David Levithan
July 2012
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reviewed: Shatter Me
Hideous. Full review here: http://randomlibris.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/thinly-developed-dystopia-theatre-pt-1-review-5-shat...
Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi
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October 2010
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reviewed: Prom Nights from Hell
Pretty lackluster collection overall. Harrison's contribution was interesting because it's clearly the precursor for the nov...
Prom Nights from Hell - Michele Jaffe, Lauren Myracle, Stephenie Meyer
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October 2010
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reviewed: Insatiable
Cabot satirizes vampire fiction here (with many obvious jabs at the most obvious targets), though satire might be too strong;...
Insatiable - Meg Cabot
reviewed: Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery, Book 1)
I burned through this book like lightning (though it's also pretty short--less than 300 pgs) and actually really enjoyed it; ...
Once Dead, Twice Shy - Kim Harrison
reviewed: Wings
The endorsement blurb from Twisuck author S. Meyer should be warning enough that you're in for (the exact opposite of) a trea...
Wings - Aprilynne Pike
reviewed: Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr (The Abhorsen Trilogy)
I love Nix's female characters. More shy brunettes please.
Lirael - Garth Nix
reviewed: Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy)
I've seen these books praised often over the years and I even came close to buying them a few times while in the bookstore, b...
Sabriel - Garth Nix
reviewed: The Collected Stories
Lorrie Moore is absolutely one of my favorite writers. Her stories are by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, her characters ...
The Collected Stories - Lorrie Moore
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