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Every Heart a Pair of Socks

Seanan McGuire’s books tend to be kind of hit or miss for me, which honestly probably makes the hits seem better since I go in with low expectations. People are always down on pessimists but I think it’s a great … Continue reading

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Last Call At the Nightshade Lounge

I love a good drink and I love a fun premise, which means Last Call At The Nightshade Lounge by Paul Kruger is kind of right up my alley. It’s about bartenders who mix magical cocktails that give them monster-fighting … Continue reading

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An Unkindness of Magicians

People always talk like winter is the time to stay in and read, perhaps next to a crackling fire while sipping mulled wind. Which is nice and all, but to me summer is prime reading season. When it’s too hot … Continue reading

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Hat Struck

Remember The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler where they run away to the Met? I love that book and might have scoped out sleeping spots at various museums. You know, just in case. The only thing better … Continue reading

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

You know what’s good reading on a fall evening? A nice old-timey murder mystery. An isolated country house, suspicious characters, family secrets. Pass my magnifying glass, please. Also, time travel is pretty cool. So The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn … Continue reading

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Meanwhile….

I must be a slow learner because I always think vacation will mean so much knitting and reading and yet I’m always wrong. There’s too much else to do! Why do I keep wasting suitcase room on books and yarn? … Continue reading

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The Madman’s Daughter

Lately I’ve been somewhat distracted from my usual knitting/reading/tea routine what with how the world seems to be full of portents of the apocalypse. All these hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires and Donald Trump have me thinking I should probably give … Continue reading

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