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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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Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North

This was a book Mr. Curiosity found recently at the library. He had picked up To Be or Not To Be (a choose-your-own adventure version of Hamlet) last year and really enjoyed it. So, when he saw there was another similar book, he grabbed it.

Published: 2016

Genre: choose your own adventure fiction

Length: there are 476 pages in the book, but you’ll never read all of them

Setting: the world of Romeo and Juliet, which bounces around in time, depending on which adventure path you take Continue reading

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The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

Published: 2007

Genre: middle grade science fiction

Length: 426 pages

Setting: the U.S., present day

Interest: We needed an audiobook for a drive to Chicago. I was perusing the books available on the OverDrive app and saw this title. I vaguely recognized it and then realized from the description it was the basis for the movie Home. The kids and I enjoyed the movie (although I found Jim Parsons’ voice distracting) so I downloaded the book. Continue reading


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This Villain You Must Create by Carlie St. George

Published: July, 2013 in Lightspeed

Genre: superhero fantasy

Length: 15 pages

Setting: somewhere in the U.S., present day

Interest: It was published in the 2014 Campbellian Anthology Continue reading

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Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

Published: 1889

Genre: humorous travel fiction

Length: 160 pages

Setting: the Thames River, England, 1880s

Interest: It was one of the BBCs Big Reads and the author’s name started with a J (one of the few letters I have left). Continue reading

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Okay, So Look by Micah Edwards

Subtitle: A Humorous Retelling of the Book of Genesis

Published: 2015 (in fact, it comes out today!)

Genre: religious humor

Length: 131 pages

Setting: the book of Genesis

Interest: I was given an Advance Reader Copy of the book to review by the publisher, but all of my opinions are my own. Continue reading


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The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

Published: 1986

Genre: fantasy

Length: 288 pages

Setting: various locations on Discworld, immediately following the events of The Colour of Magic

Interest: It’s the second Discworld book Continue reading

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