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Big Review: Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (with bonus Launch Party details!)

Festina Lente, readers. Can you keep a secret? You can? Then let me tell you all about Mr Penumbra and the 24 Hour Bookstore and how it came into my … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Big Review: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Big Review: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson I have oddly mixed feelings about books by Brandon Sanderson. On one hand, I loved Way of Kings. Loved, loved, loved it. Enough … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Big Review: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman I picked up a proof copy of The Light Between Oceans while visiting a branch that had more than one. It … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Review: paper aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter

Big Review: paper aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter So, in the interest of full disclosure, I should probably tell you before I start that I have a huge crush on Dawn … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Big Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

The first time I saw The Rook, I was in a bookshop in Seattle. I had it in my hand and I was thinking about buying it, but I was … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Review: Keeper by Greg Rucka

Big Review: Keeper by Greg Rucka Atticus Kodiak is a professional bodyguard, trained to step in front of a bullet if that’s what’s necessary to protect his client. Dr. Felice … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Big Review: Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Big Review: Geek Girl by Holly Smale My store was sent a copy of Geek Girl and, as a girl who happens to be a geek, I picked it up … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Big Review: Capital by John Lanchester

  Big Review: Capital by John Lanchester I think the hardest reviews to write are the ones where I’m not sure how I felt about the book. I finished Capital … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Review: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Big Review: The Fault in our Stars by John Green When I write these reviews, there’s a format that I usually use. I write a little introduction about why I … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Review: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

  Big Review: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach My husband is a bit of an unashamed space nerd. We went to Kennedy Space Centre together once and paid out … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment