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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

Setting: various locations in Discworld Continue reading


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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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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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