The Navigator by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

I picked this book up from the new books pile at the library looking for an easy vacation read (which will tell you how long ago I read the book). It also crossed off a topic bingo square for the summer reading program that year.

Published: 2007

Genre: thriller

Length: 448 pages Continue reading

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Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

This is the eleventh book in the Dresden Files series that I am trying to finish this year.

Published: 2010

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 545 pages

Setting: Chicago, a year and a half after the events of Small Favor Continue reading

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You’re Never Weird On the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

I’m a big fan of Felicia Day, having watched her in such delightful shows a The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and other geeky shows. This book has been on my radar for a while and I felt like a nonfiction book for a change.

Published: 2015

Genre: nonfiction memoir

Length: 260 pages Continue reading

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Emergency Management Protocol by C.C.S. Ryan

This is the next story in the Events Horizon 2017 Anthology.

Published: September 2016 in Fireside Magazine

Genre: science fiction

Setting: a newly colonized planet, far future Continue reading

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I’ve heard good things about this book, but have been reluctant to read it because I knew it was about a kid dying of cancer. I’m still a bit sensitive to a plot revolving around dying of cancer, having been diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. However, I convinced Mr. Curiosity to read it (after he loved Eleanor and Park). As soon as he finished, he plopped the book in my lap and told me he’d found my next book. I try to respect his suggestions and read it on his recommendation.

Published: 2012

Genre: YA fiction

Length: 313 pages

Setting: generic U.S. city, present day Continue reading

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Julie by Jean Craighead George

This is the sequel to Julie of the Wolves. I originally read Julie of the Wolves because we owned a copy of Julie and I wanted to read it to the kids. I had to read the first book in the series before I could read the second one. We enjoyed Julie of the Wolves, so it didn’t take too much to convince the kids to read this book.

Published: 1994

Genre: historical middle grade fiction

Length: 227 pages

Setting: Kangik, Alaska, it felt like the 1960s, immediately after the events of Julie of the Wolves Continue reading

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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

This was our latest book club choice.

Published: 2010

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 369 pages

Setting: Virginia, late 1700s/early 1800s Continue reading

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