Books

We Are Only the Ants: Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic

By: Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

What if we finally got visited by aliens but the most important event in or history was simply an intergalactic roadside picnic for the aliens? They don’t even bother with us ants. They just pull over have some fun for a couple of hours and leave a mess behind…

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Starsight: A Truly Epic Sequel

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Starsight

By: Brandon Sanderson

This was my first read of the new year, new decade and as those things go it was a perfect 5 Star way to start a new reading cycle!

Starsight is the sequel to Skyward so there’s spoilers for that one below. I try to keep it vague but you’ll definitely find out what characters survive. If you haven’t read that one yet and are interested… what’s stopping you?

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The Best Harley Story Yet

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Harleen

By: Stjepan Šejic

I’m not particularly good at fawning over things so let me just say I really think this is my favorite Harley story, Harley-Joker origin story ever and one of my top 3 graphic novels. I went into it expecting to like it because it is Harley.

I did not expect it to be so damned good or have so much going for it.

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A Lot of Jars for One Book

Things in Jars

Things in Jars

By: Jess Kidd

When going over what did and didn’t work for me about Things in Jars I hit upon something I don’t think I’ve ever said before… this should have been two books.

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Book Predictions for the 2020’s

 

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It’s a whole new decade and I was thinking about what book world and reading would look like this time in 10 years. How will the 20’s shape and change books for us? Or books change the 20’s?

Below are my predictions.

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This Ones Going to Stay with Me: Miracle Creek

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Miracle Creek

By: Angie Kim

I’ve always been fascinated by fate. Specifically the idea that fate is fate and no matter what you do the thousand, million little things will come together and find you. Of course there’s still that question of the decisions being yours to make in the first place.

But then again- where you always going to make the same decision?

For me it’s something that Miracle Creek appeals to.

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The Top Creatures of 2019

 

Dumbo

My apologies if you have a particular love of like cats and don’t want them lumped in with CGI creatures- I do to. Or vice-versa. But I’m lumping them all together with the great performances by animals, CGI creatures of all sorts, and of course one very famous puppet.

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Fate will Find You: The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

By: Erin Morgenstern

On the one hand I can completely understand why people wouldn’t like this book and don’t like Morgenstern’s writing. There’s a scene in which a character frees the dolls inside a nesting doll: a doll within a doll, a story within a story, within a story, a myth chased through time and space…

Yeah, I get why people won’t like it.

I ate it up.

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Best Books of the Decade

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As we head into not just a new year but a new decade I thought I’d do my top books of the decade.

It was supposed to be a list of 10 but wound up doubled. Some might be controversial picks but I enjoyed all of them for many different reasons. And I’ve found that even the controversial ones are still being talked about.

So the books that defined my decade:

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Time Marches On: Letters from Father Christmas

Letters from Father Christmas

Letters from Father Christmas

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

For two decades Tolkien wrote letters every winter to his children, not from himself, but from Santa where he told them stories about life in the North Pole. Prepping for the big day and his adventures with the accident prone North Polar Bear.

And because it’s Tolkien there’s totally a Goblin attack 🙂

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