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Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

This is the fifth book in the Discworld series. Since I just finished Plato’s Republic, I wanted something a bit lighter to read. Pratchett definitely counts as lighter!

Published: 1988

Genre: fantasy

Length: 270 pages

Setting: various locations throughout Discworld, focusing on the Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork Continue reading


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The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

I got this book from a Lifehacker post on getting boys to read books with female protagonists. I thought it sounded interesting because it had several elements of Greek mythology in it. I read it now because it gave me a U author. I tried to get the kids to read it, but neither was interested.

Published: 2006

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 424 pages

Font: Hoefler Text

Setting: London and St. Paul, MN, present day Continue reading

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Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

I was looking for an audiobook for Miss Adventure and I to listen to as we travel to gymnastics meets. This had shown up on a list of good books for kids. As a bonus, it’s a Discworld book (#30) so I knew it would be good.

Published: 2004

Genre: fantasy

Length: 390 pages

Setting: the Chalk, part of Discworld with preindustrial technology Continue reading

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We Have No Idea by Jorge Chan and Daniel Whiteson

Chan writes the webcomic PHD Comics that I follow. As he was writing this book, Chan provided regular updates, so I knew when it came out. I thought Mr. Curiosity might enjoy the light-hearted, yet scientific tone I expected based on the comics.

Subtitle: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

Published: 2017

Genre: nonfiction science

Length: 340 pages of text, 354 pages total Continue reading

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Mort by Terry Pratchett

The Discworld books are pretty short, so I finished Equal Rites and still had a week of vacation left. On to the next Discworld book. Mort is the fourth book in the series, and the first book in the Death subseries. It’s also one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.

Published: 1987

Genre: fantasy

Length: 243 pages

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girls Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Ryan North

Whenever I look for good graphic novels for kids, Squirrel Girl is always high on the list of suggestions. Finally, the library had one of books in the system, so I requested it.

Artist: Erica Henderson

Published: 2016

Genre: superhero graphic novel

Length: 120 pages

Setting: the Marvel Universe, New York City Continue reading

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The Human Division by John Scalzi

This is the fifth book in the Old Man’s War series (which apparently I’ve only posted a review of the first book in the series – I’ll get to those other ones one of these days). It’s been out a few years now and I just never got around to it. I’m making an effort to finish those series this year.

Published: 2013

Genre: space opera science fiction

Length: 431 pages

Setting: various points in the Universe, soon after the events in The Last Colony Continue reading

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