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#FuturisticFriday Review and Giveaway: An Unkindness of Ghosts

October 9, 2017 Uncategorized 6

#FuturisticFriday Review and Giveaway: An Unkindness of GhostsTitle: An Unkindness of Ghosts
Author: Rivers Solomon
Source: from publisher for review
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Summary: Great characters and world building, but I didn’t feel totally engaged in the story and I didn’t love the plot.

“Aster lives in the low-deck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South….the ship’s leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster, who they consider to be less than human. When the autopsy of Matilda‘s sovereign reveals a surprising link between his death and her mother’s suicide some quarter-century before, Aster retraces her mother’s footsteps. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer and sowing the seeds of civil war, Aster learns there may be a way off the ship if she’s willing to fight for it.” (source) Read more »

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#FuturisticFriday Review and Giveaway: Malagash

October 7, 2017 Uncategorized 2

#FuturisticFriday Review and Giveaway: MalagashTitle: Malagash
Author: Joey Comeau
Source: from publisher for review
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

Summary: This was a beautiful, unique, emotional story about grief and family.

Sunday’s family is in her father’s hometown of Malagash because her father is dying. But she’s not ready to let him go. She begins recording everything he says, so she can incorporate his words in a computer virus. “A computer virus that will think her father’s thoughts and say her father’s words. She has thousands of lines of code to write. Cryptography to understand. Exploits to test. She doesn’t have time to be sad. Her father is going to live forever” (source) Read more »

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#FuturisticFriday: Most Anticipated Releases Oct-Dec 2017

October 6, 2017 Uncategorized 2

Happy Futuristic Friday everyone! I feel like I’m running out of ways to say I’m excited there are so many fun things happening in the next few months. There’s Nonfiction November, Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon (named in memory of a different Dewey), and of course, all these awesome new releases Tamara of Travelling with T and I are looking forward to in the next few months. I had as much trouble as ever narrowing down my list and than had to add even more books to my list looking at Tamara’s picks. Check them out and than let us what books you’re most looking forward to for the rest of the year!
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Nonfiction November is Back!

October 3, 2017 Uncategorized 13

I’m so excited to be able to announce today that Nonficion November is going to be taking place again this year! I’m sure I say this every year, but this is one of my favorite blogging events. I love having the chance to talk about nonfiction with all of you all month long. Your hosts this year will be Julie at JulzReads, Sarah of Sarah’s Book Shelves, Lory of Emerald City Book Review, Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, and myself.

As in previous years, we’ll post a discussion prompt on Monday of each week and a link-up on Friday. We’ll also be having a nonfiction book swap this year (sign-ups here), which should be a ton of fun. I’ll be sending out the pairings and it’s my first time doing that for a swap, so please be patient as I work out any kinks. Here’s the schedule for all that nonfiction-y goodness: Read more »

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Nonfiction/Fiction Pairing For Hispanic History Month

October 2, 2017 Uncategorized 0

For Platypire’s Diversity Challenge, I’ve been trying to read one nonfiction and one fiction book for the theme she suggests each month. It’s led me to read a lot of great books I might not have picked up otherwise. When I remember to plan my reading, it also means I do a better job reading books with protagonists who are underrepresented in books relative to population stats. These are the two books I read for Hispanic History Month. Read more »

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September Wrap-Up

October 1, 2017 Uncategorized 2

Despite some international travel (post to come later) and the usual life things, I’m excited to still have been doing a lot of reading and blogging this past month. I’m also still planning my reading for each month in advance. That makes me feel like I’m really reading the books I most want to read and gives me a lot to look forward to in the month ahead. I’m using the library more too, to get the specific books I want, and I’m happy to be back in the library more often.
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Nonfiction Review: Dear Fahrenheit 451

September 25, 2017 Uncategorized 6

Nonfiction Review: Dear Fahrenheit 451Title: Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in Her Life
Author: Annie Spence
Source: NetGalley
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

Summary: Funny, entertaining, and relatable – I loved this and would recommend it to anyone who love books.

This is a collection of letters from librarian Annie Spence to books she’s loved, books she’s hated, and everything inbetween. She shared books that have meant a lot to her in her life, along with some personal stories and some of her interesting experiences as a librarian. She then wraps up with some book recommendation lists. Read more »

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