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Like my marrow could carry a bruise. “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward (CBR#10, 14)

I couldn’t decide if this was a book that I needed to digest a little before I tried to review it. Ultimately, I decided to write about it immediately after finishing it, while it still clung to me. This is … Continue reading

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…so much more than that. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas (CBR#10, 13)

There were 13 reviews posted of this book in CBR9. There isn’t much more I can say about this book that hasn’t already been said by all of those wonderful reviewers here. While my life experience could not be farther from … Continue reading

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The rough poetry of life “The Summer Guest” by Alison Anderson (CBR#10, 12)

As much as I wish I could enjoy Russian classics, I tend to get bogged down in the political and philosophical discussions that go on and on and on and on. Most of the characters come across as self-important and obstinate … Continue reading

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A lepidopterist and a taxidermist walk into a mystery. “A Treacherous Curse” by Deanna Raybourn (CBR#10, 9)

Another Victorian murder mystery rife with witty banter, palpable sexual tension, and painfully tender interludes. This is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series by Deanna Raybourn. If you have read the other two books, you need no … Continue reading

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Did she say yes to the dress? “My Real Children” -by Jo Walton (CBR#10, 8)

This is the first Jo Walton book that I have read and only heard about her through  reading Cannonball Read reviews (thanks, guys!).  Although this isn’t the Walton title that I was looking for at the library (Among Others),   it … Continue reading

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Do you disapprove of minstrels, too? “A Strange Scottish Shore” by Juliana Gray (CBR10, #7)

I often geek out when visiting historical sites. The whole “OMG, so and so ACTUALLY walked here, lived here, died here…” gets me every time.  No surprise then that Juliana Gray’s  dedication in  “A Strange Scottish Shore” definitely spoke to … Continue reading

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No matter what, tea is ALWAYS served. “Silent in The Moor” and “Dark Road to Darjeeling” by Deanna Raybourn (CBR10, #5-6)

Raybourn’s “Lady Julia Gray” novels are fun little mysteries with quirky characters who find themselves in situations that are often fairly dark. The juxtaposition of  entitled Victorian British gentry and crimes of  depravity creates a nice balance of grit and … Continue reading

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