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Review | Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Because of a foolish bargain made by her father, Nyx has since birth been betrothed to the evil and mysterious ruler of her kingdom. For as long as she can remember, she has been training to kill her soon to be husband and … [Read More...]


Review | The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

On Sarah Grimke’s eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of a ten-year-old slave named Hetty as a gift from her mother. Sarah, horrified from an early age with the treatment of slaves by her own mother is troubled by the … [Read More...]

Rechenka's Eggs

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Easter is upon us and with it we're pulling some our favorite picture books off the shelves to enjoy during the holiday. First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Seeger is a very creative and innovative illustrator. … [Read More...]

The Man in the High Castle

Review | The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Even though it's an "oldy and goldy," I had to watch a pilot for an Amazon original based on The Man in the High Castle before I got around to reading the book. And, to be honest, I'm a little embarrassed that it took a TV … [Read More...]


Robots: Still Scary After All These Years

If it wasn’t for writers like Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, robot movies as we know them would not exist. Much is made of Hollywood's fascination with technology, but today's audience tends to forget that literary giants … [Read More...]

The Simulations

Author Guest Post | The Simulations by John Forelli

We've all asked ourselves the question before: “is this really happening?” We ask it after something bad happens—a death in the family, a car accident, a 'D' on the midterm you studied super hard for. We ask it after … [Read More...]


Short Story Review | Mitosis: A Reckoners Story by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #1.5)

There's so much to like about Mitosis, and almost all of it comes down to one thing: Brandon Sanderson's nearly unparalleled ability to build and describe action. Mitosis takes place in the period between the events of … [Read More...]


Review | Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography by Kaffe Fassett

I’ve been a Kaffe Fassett fan for a long time. I’ve been buying and using his fabrics in many of my quilts for years. In 2010, I attended a Kaffe lecture where he opened by complimenting the audience for choosing to wear … [Read More...]

Golem and Jinni

Review | The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Set in the late 1800s, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is about two characters: Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Chava and Ahmad end up … [Read More...]

Station Eleven

Review | Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I was drawn to Station Eleven because I saw it on a several 2014 best books lists: It was nominated for the both the National Book Award and the Goodreads Choice for Best Fiction. Station Eleven is dystopian fiction. The … [Read More...]

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