Tag Archives: Fiction

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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Put down the random similie generator and no one will get hurt. “Infinite Home” by Kathleen Alcott (CBR#10, 11)

I now know that it is possible to  love a book and be completely irritated by it in equal measure. This will most likely be the most negative review of a book that I am giving 5 stars. Infinite Home is … Continue reading

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Can you hear me now? “Crosstalk” by Connie Willis (CBR#10, 10)

I like my alone time. I need my alone time. Accept for rare cases when I am totally immersed in a particular book, I can’t read when there is too much background noise: TV, music, conversations. I prefer silence so … 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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