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Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher

A saw a brief review raving about this book recently. Kingfisher is the pen name for Ursula Vernon’s adult books. I enjoy her writing style (I’ve reviewed Harriet the Invincible) and was able to get a copy for my Kindle before I left for the Bahamas.

Published: 2017

Genre: fantasy

Length: 230 pages

Setting: mostly on the way to Anuket City in a medieval technology fantasy world

Summary: Short version: Slate puts together a team to go to Anuket City through enemy lines Continue reading

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Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

I saw this book on a Modern Mrs. Darcy post and immediately put it on my TBR list. It’s a book about books, what’s not to love? I was in the mood for some nonfiction and decided to pick it up in the new year.

Subtitle: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life

Published: 2017

Genre: nonfiction literature

Length: 243 pages

Summary: Short version: check out the subtitle Continue reading

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Eric by Terry Pratchett

This is the ninth Discworld book and the fourth Rincewind book. I read it on vacation since I have them all on my Kindle.

Published: 2008

Genre: humorous fantasy

Length: 217 pages

Setting: various parts of Discworld and Hell

Summary: Short version: Watch what you wish for Continue reading

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Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

It’s the eighth Discworld book. I’m on vacation, so it was time to read another Discworld book and work my way a little deeper into the series.

Published: 1989

Genre: fantasy

Length: 376 pages

Setting: Ankh-Morpork on Discworld

Summary: Short version: The Night’s Watch isn’t as useless as people think Continue reading

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The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum

This was a random book I picked up at the library’s used book sale solely because I recognized the author’s name.

Published: 1975

Genre: action/adventure

Length: 291 pages

Summary: Short version: A plot to kidnap the Pope and collect ransom fails Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Mr. Curiosity wanted me to read some science fiction for a read aloud. My husband suggested this book, which is a classic and right in wheelhouse for the perfect length for a read aloud. Perfect choice!

Published: 1980

Genre: science fiction/humor

Length: 215 pages

Setting: various locations within the Galaxy, present to the time of writing

Summary: Short version: An unplanned trip off Earth leads to surprises Continue reading

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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

I saw a blurb by Rick Riordan saying this was written in his style, but with Hindu mythology. Count me (and Miss Adventure) in!

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 343 pages of text, 355 pages with the glossary (that you should totally read because it’s just as funny as the book)

Setting: Savannah Georgia, and various Hindu Otherworld locations

Summary: Short version: Aru first imperils and then saves the world from the Sleeper Continue reading

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