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Review: Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson

I think my family are probably glad that I’m done reading Jenny Lawson’s books. They might be able to get more reading of their own done when I’m not interrupting them every five minutes to read out the latest side-splitting … Continue reading

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Review: Towers Fall (Towers Trilogy #3), by Karina Sumner-Smith

The Lower City is alive, and its people are reeling in the wake of Rown’s devastating attack. Its heart is a dark mirror of the living Towers above, and into it the Spire has poured its dark magic — and … Continue reading

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Review: Radiant (Towers Trilogy #1), by Karina Sumner-Smith

In the crumbling ruins of a destroyed or decayed high-tech city, plagued after dusk by the once-human night walkers, Xhea lives among the dregs of society in the Lower City, the dwelling of those without enough magic in their bones … Continue reading

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Review: The Neon Court (Matthew Swift #3), by Kate Griffin

Someone has summoned the Midnight Mayor. Matthew Swift, reluctant holder of the title, finds himself coming to in a burning building, called upon to rescue the sometime-ally with a habit of occasionally calling for his head. But when they escape, … Continue reading

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Review: Memory of Water, by Emmi Itäranta

In a future of our world where the polar ice caps have melted, and the maps have been redrawn as nations disappear under salt waves, potable water has become a scarce resource, and the citizens of the New Qian-ruled Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Review: Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh

As one of the few remaining people on the internet who isn’t all that enamoured of webcomics, I was a latecomer to the Allie Brosh fanwagon, because I was under the mistaken impression that Hyperbole and a Half was one. … Continue reading

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Review: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik

Agnieszka grew up in a quiet little village by the Wood, enjoying bright summer days with her childhood best friend, Kasia. Her home is a little different from the idyll it sounds like, however, for the Wood is corrupt and … Continue reading

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Review: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), by Felicia Day

I’ve never read a celebrity memoir before. I have a general disinterest in knowing most celebrities outside the context of their work, and generally prefer to express my appreciation for their talents by just buying more of whatever it is … Continue reading

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Review: The Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway

Back when the world was still our world, humanity came up with a weapon, as humanity always does. This weapon made the enemy simply go away. Unfortunately, as history should’ve taught us but never quite seems to, it wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Review: The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry #3), by Guy Gavriel Kay

Our heroes, once students from Canada, now transformed into part of the warp and weft of legend, commence the final struggle against the Unraveller. Paul, Arthur, and their comrades from Brennin have vanquished Metran at Cader Sedat and brought Lancelot … Continue reading

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