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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

My mother-in-law read this book for book club ten years ago and passed it along to me afterwards to read.

Translator: Alan R. Clarke

Published: 1988 in Portuguese; 1993 in English

Genre: inspirational fiction

Length: 167 pages

Setting: starting in Andalusia and traveling to Egypt, present day Continue reading


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After Dark by Haruki Marakami

I found this in the new book stack at the library, back when it came out. I recognized the author’s name and picked up the book.

Translator: Jay Rubin

Published: 2004 for the original, 2007 for the translation

Genre: fiction

Length: 191 pages

Setting: Tokyo in the 2000s Continue reading

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The Time In Between by Maria Duenas

This was a summer reading guide suggestion from The Modern Mrs. Darcy, back in 2014. I’m finally getting around to it. Bonus, I even read it in the summer!

Published: 2009 in Spanish, 2011 in English

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 615 pages

Setting: Spain, Morocco, and Portugal, between the Spanish Civil War in 1923 and the end of WWII Continue reading

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Another Word for World by Ann Leckie

Sorry I didn’t get a weekend post up. Miss Adventure and I went to a contra dance Saturday night and then we had a soccer tournament for Mr. Curiosity most of Sunday. Today, I have the last story in theĀ Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft anthology (still free for the Kindle!) by Ann Leckie. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this story since I loved her Imperial Radch trilogy.

Published: 2015

Genre: science fiction

Setting: an exoplanet, far future Continue reading

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

I needed an E author for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge, and this book was on the BBC’s The Big Read list.

Published: 1980 in Italy, translated into English in 1983

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 512 pages

Setting: 14th century Italian monastery
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Library book club was last night and I was actually able to make it (after missing two months in a row). They chose this book for discussion. I’d already read the book, but I didn’t remember anything about it and decided to read the book again.

Published: 2005 in Swedish, 2008 in English

Genre: thriller

Length: 590 pages

Setting: Sweden in the 2000s Continue reading

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Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang


Translated by Ken Liu

Published: January/February 2015 in Uncanny (you can read it free at the link provided)

Genre: science fiction

Length: novelette (I only read it online)

Setting: Beijing, some time in the future

Interest: It won the 2016 Hugo award for best novelette. Since it was easily read online, I decided to read and review this story instead of my usual short fiction. Continue reading

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