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About natalieinne

A reader of many books.

Precursor by C. J. Cherryh

I picked up this book and the other two in the series at the library’s used book sale because I enjoy Cherryh’s work. It’s actually the first book in the second trilogy set in the Foreigner universe.

Published: 1999

Genre: science fiction

Length: 398 pages

Setting: far future, an exoplanet

Summary: Short version: New conflicts between humans and atevi Continue reading


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Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin

I’m not sure how this came to my attention in the first place (it’s been on my TBR list too long). I read it now because it gives me a letter in my Reading the Alphabet Challenge.

Subtitle: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

Published: 2008

Genre: nonfiction science

Length: 201 pages of text, 229 pages total

Font: Ehrhardt

Summary: Short version: Read the subtitle Continue reading

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Hour of the Cat by Peter Quinn

It gave me a Q author for my alphabet reading challenge and looked like something I might enjoy.

Published: 2005

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 400 pages

Setting: 1936-1939, New York City and Berlin

Summary: Short version: The rise of the Nazis alongside a hard-boiled detective story Continue reading

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This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: June, 2016 in Futuristica: Volume 1

Genre: science fiction

Setting: a near-future Namibia

Summary: Short version: Betts finds a girl where she shouldn’t be Continue reading

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The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

It’s Gretchen Rubin’s new book. I’ve read all her books and her blog. I knew this book was published last year, but just finally get around to reading it.

Subtitle: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)

Published: 2017

Genre: nonfiction

Length: 244 pages of text, 257 pages total

Summary: Short version: Understanding this personality trait will help you get things done
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Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff

Recently, I recorded some book reviews of Huff’s work (the Blood series) and was reminded how much I enjoyed her writing. When I looked her name up in the library catalog, this was the first book in a series that I would be able to read.

Published: 1994

Genre: fantasy

Length: 410 pages

Setting: a medieval-technology world

Summary: Short version: Annice clears Pjerin of a charge of treason, while pregnant Continue reading

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The Inconvenient God by Francesca Forrest

A received a free review copy of this novella in exchange for my unbiased review. It comes out on October 10th, so I’m reviewing it in anticipation of its publication date.

Published: 2018

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 46 pages

Setting: it felt like an African country (but with gods and goddesses that manifest in our world), basically present day

Summary: Short version: This divine decommissioning isn’t as easy it as was made out to be Continue reading

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