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Sina Grace: Not My Bag

He’s a brand specialist at a department store and this job that begins with a love for fashion comes to an end in a blaze of stress, unbecoming behavior and paranoia. Throughout his telling of this stop-over period in his life, we learn about his passion for comics and struggles with relationships. But all is […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin – Books of the Hainish Cycle

Rocannon’s World [Stefan Rudnicki] Planet of Exile [Stephen Hoye and Carrington MacDuffie] City of Illusions[Stefan Rudnicki] That Rocannon’s World cover is inexcusable. These could be considered the first books of the Hainish Cycle because they were written first, but there are at least three other titles that take place before the events of Rocannon’s World. […]

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Ellery Prime & T2A: Gauntlet

I’m happy to say that the level of hype and interest I had when I wrote my first impression was rewarded by the rest of the story. This was quite a thrill and I really wish there was more to the story. Clio was a great character to watch mature throughout the story. And it […]

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Neil Gaiman: Anansi Boys

 Read by Lenny Henry I stumbled across this and I loved it! My favorite fairy tale is Gaiman’s Stardust and this story excited me in the same way. The stories aren’t similar, just that they are both really awesome and they suck you into their world. The basic thread of the story is Fat Charlie’s […]

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P. G. Wodehouse

The only audiobooks I remember listening to prior to this round, are CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity and a David Sedaris boxset (of which five of the CDs have lived in my car’s 6 CD changer for years). With the David Sedaris collection, you’d think that it would have occurred to me that, unless it was […]

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Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games Trilogy

Read by Carolyn McCormick Katniss’ cluelessness and stubbornness grated on my nerves, but I had to constantly remind myself that she was only 16 in that kind of world. But at the same time, she was selfish and that had nothing to do with her age. Her inability to allow people to cope with whatever […]

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