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Halloween Reading: The Gentleman by Forrest Leo

“I’m in love and I’ve the best private library in Britain. I have never known books or love ever to fail, so I don’t see why they’d do so now.” my summary: Through a slipshod poet’s narcissistic eyes, we are brought into the world of Victorian London, where Lionel Savage, his indefatigable butler, fiery sister, and… Continue reading Halloween Reading: The Gentleman by Forrest Leo

book review · short stories

Short Story Review: Green for but a Season

This wasn’t what I thought it would be – i.e. frisky Aimeric/Jord. (I don’t know why I thought Pacat would write something so simple and shallow – wishful thinking, I guess.) Instead I got all this lovely backstory about the Prince of Vere’s world before Damianos entered it, as remembered by my favorite secondary character.… Continue reading Short Story Review: Green for but a Season

book review · other

Book Review: The Last Samurai

summary from Amazon: Sibylla, an American-at-Oxford turned loose on London, finds herself trapped as a single mother after a misguided one-night stand. High-minded principles of child-rearing work disastrously well. J. S. Mill (taught Greek at three) and Yo Yo Ma (Bach at two) claimed the methods would work with any child; when these succeed with… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Samurai

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Book Review: We Were Feminists Once

from Amazon: Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, “feminist” has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what’s… Continue reading Book Review: We Were Feminists Once

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Author Panel Highlights: C.S. Pacat, Sarah Rees Brennan, Damon Suede

      Last night I went to a book event called Transgression: Writing On the Edge of the Acceptable. It was an author panel featuring Eloisa James, Damon Suede, Ellen Kushner, Sarah Rees Brennan, Marie Rutkoski, and C.S. PACAT!!!!  C.S. Pacat, whose Captive Prince I reviewed, lives in Australia, so having a chance to meet her in… Continue reading Author Panel Highlights: C.S. Pacat, Sarah Rees Brennan, Damon Suede

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Review: The Raven King (no spoilers)

This review contains no major spoilers. I knew what I wanted from The Raven King: more magic, more friendship, more Cabeswater. I was worried about who might die and – more importantly – if my precious babies would have a chance at remaining lifelong friends, considering their socioeconomic differences and the different futures they craved… Continue reading Review: The Raven King (no spoilers)