Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

This is the seventh Discworld book and another one I read on vacation.

Published: 1989

Genre: fantasy

Length: 341 pages

Setting: the country of Djel within Discworld

Summary: Short version: While the Pharaoh may think he rules, it’s really the High Priest who does Continue reading


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The Martian Obelisk by Linda Nagata

Instead of my usual short fiction this Monday, I thought I’d review the short story Locus Award winner for 2018.

Published: July, 2017 at Tor (you can read it for free at that link)

Genre: science fiction short story

Setting: future Earth and Mars

Summary: Short version: Even when things look dire, there is still hope Continue reading

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NPCs by Drew Hayes

My husband picked this one as an audiobook for a family trip based on its description on Hoopla.

Published: 2014

Genre: portal fantasy/sword and sorcery

Length: 234 pages

Setting: a medieval world and glimpses of our own

Summary: Short version: Following some NPCs in a D&D world Continue reading

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Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

This is the sixth book in the Discworld series. I was on vacation and it’s an easy choice. There’s so many books in the series and they’re all on my Kindle.

Published: 1988

Genre: fantasy

Length: 265 pages

Setting: Ramtop Mountains within Discworld, whenever

Summary: Short version: The witches in Ramtop get involved in politics Continue reading

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Traveling again!

We sent the kids off to camp for the week, which means it’s time for the adults to go on a bike trip. I’ll have more book reviews for you when we get back. Until then, wish us nice weather! (This is us from our recent family bike trip, but things will look very similar this week.)

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Untangled by Lisa Damour

I was made aware of this book from a Modern Mrs. Darcy post of books about navigating the teen and tween years. Since Miss Adventure is entering the tween years, I thought it would be helpful. Plus, it has a coveted “U” title.

Subtitle: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Published: 2016

Font: Legacy

Length: 280 pages of text, 326 pages total

Genre: nonfiction adolescent psychology

Summary: Short version: The stages of teenage development, particularly in girls Continue reading

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The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver

I put this book on my reading list after hearing Anne Bogel talk about it on her podcast, What Should I Read Next. I was in the mood for some fiction after having read quite a bit of fantasy lately. Plus, our library had it on the shelves, so I didn’t have to wait for a shipment from another library.

Published: 2007

Genre: fiction

Length: 517 pages

Setting: London, present day

Summary: Short version: What if Irina kissed Ramsey that night? Or didn’t?
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