Monthly Archives: April 2018

Just don’t get it. “Every Heart a Doorway” – Seanan McGuire

The premise of this book, and the great reviews of a lot of  Cannonballers,  placed this one on my TBR pile. A boarding school for “problematic children” that is really a refuge for kids that have found portals into alternate … Continue reading

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“Thank you.” I smiled sweetly at him. “Your trousers are on fire.” The Dark Enquiry – Deanna Raybourn

Oh well. Now I don’t have to feel bad about finishing up Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series. This one was kind of a bust.  I’m a big fan of Raybourn and had more love for the Lady Julia books than … Continue reading

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We don’t need more memories. It’s hard enough trying to get a handle on the ones we’ve got. “Goodbye, Vitamin” by Rachel Khong (CBR#10, 21)

A disillusioned, recently dumped 30 something going back home to help care for a parent but ending up healing themselves in the process is not a new plotline. Dealing with the pain and frustration of watching someone you love deteriorate … Continue reading

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Remembering for both of them. “Salt Houses” by Hala Alyan (CBR#10, 20)

There are many ways to approach a review of this book.  “Salt Houses” is about a  family constantly displaced through the generations by war. It is about the loss of a cultural identity and the struggle to find one. It … Continue reading

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