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September 2017 Wrap-Up: Books and ReviewsFyrefly

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:22:43 +0000

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update I started September with 209 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …209! September wasn’t a lot better than August — and October’s shaping up about the same. I’ve turned a lot to re-reading of comfort books, but I’ve managed to limit my acquisitions […](image)


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August 2017 Wrap-Up: Books and ReviewsFyrefly

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:14:45 +0000

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update I started August with 214 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …209! August was a beast of a month (bought and moved into a new house, traveled for fieldwork, and prepped and started a new semester), and I read very little. In fact, […](image)


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July 2017 Wrap-Up: Books and ReviewsFyrefly

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 02:00:20 +0000

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update I started July with 214 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …214! So, July wasn’t as productive reading-wise as I wanted, but on the personal front… I bought a house! So that took up a bunch of time last month, and moving and […](image)


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Robert Louis Stevenson – Treasure IslandFyrefly

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:35:13 +0000

30. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883) Read By: Alfred Molina Length: 7 hours 12 min (304 pages) Genre: Classic, Action Adventure Started: 29 June 2016 Finished: 02 July 2016 Where did it come from? Audible. Why do I have it? Audible had free downloads of a lot of classics for a while and […](image)


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John Scalzi – Agent to the StarsFyrefly

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:42:37 +0000

27. Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi (2005) Read By: Wil Wheaton Length: 8h 49min (365 pages) Genre: Science Fiction Started: 22 June 2016 Finished: 27 June 2016 Where did it come from? Audible. Why do I have it? I haven’t gone wrong yet with Scalzi as read by Wil Wheaton, and it was […](image)


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David Morrell – Murder as a Fine ArtFyrefly

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:58:21 +0000

35. Murder as a Fine Art by David Morell (2013) Length: 358 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Started: 22 June 2017 Finished: 04 July 2017 Where did it come from? Bought from Amazon. Why do I have it? It was my book club’s pick of the month. How long has it been on my TBR […](image)


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Rick Riordan – The Hidden OracleFyrefly

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:27:35 +0000

36. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (2016) The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Length: 376 pages Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Started: 04 July 2017 Finished: 08 July 2017 Where did it come from? The library. Why do I have it? When I got the second Magnus Chase book it mentioned this one in the […](image)


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Matthew Loux – The Time MuseumFyrefly

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:24:13 +0000

37. The Time Museum by Matthew Loux (2017) Length: 256 pages Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Started/Finished: 09 July 2017 Where did it come from? The library. Why do I have it? Random browsing. A huge museum AND the power to travel through time? Count me in. Summary: Delia Bean loves science and museums and […](image)


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Brian K. Vaughan – Paper Girls, Vol. 1Fyrefly

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:20:27 +0000

34. Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson, and Jared K. Fletcher (2016) Paper Girls, Vol. 1 Length: 144 pages Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction Started/Finished: 30 June 2017 Where did it come from? The library. Why do I have it? Random browsing (my library had it on one of […](image)


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June 2017 Wrap-Up: Books and ReviewsFyrefly

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 20:15:32 +0000

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update I started June with 213 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …214! I got a good amount of reading done this month, even though quite a bit of it was re-reading, and none of it was from my TBR pile. But hey, reading […](image)


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Leigh Bardugo – Siege and StormFyrefly

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:30:04 +0000

33. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (2013) The Grisha Trilogy, Book 2 Read my review of book: 1. Shadow and Bone Read By: Lauren Fortgang Length: 11h 52m (448 pages) Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Started: 15 June 2017 Finished: 26 June 2017 Where did it come from? Audible. Why do I have it? I’d […](image)


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Kieron Gillen – The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 4: Rising ActionFyrefly

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:31:31 +0000

32. Rising Action by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (2016) The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 4 Read my review of volume: 1. The Faust Act 2. Fandemonium 3. Commercial Suicide Length: 144 pages Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel Started/Finished: 25 June 2017 Where did it come from? The library. Why do I have it? It’s […](image)


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Suzanne Collins – Gregor and the Code of ClawFyrefly

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:56:58 +0000

34. Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins (2007) The Underland Chronicles, Book 5 Read my review of book: 1. Gregor the Overlander 2. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane 3. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods 4. Gregor and the Marks of Secret Read By: Paul Boehmer Length: 9h 03min (413 […](image)


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Katarina Bivald – The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendFyrefly

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:49:52 +0000

31. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, translated by Alice Menzies (2013; translation 2015) Length: 402 pages Genre: General Fiction Started: 19 June 2016 Finished: 22 June 2016 Where did it come from? The library. Why do I have it? This month’s selection for one of my book clubs. What is a […](image)


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Kieron Gillen – The Wicked and the Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial SuicideFyrefly

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:31:32 +0000

19. Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen (2016) The Wicked and the Divine, Volume 3 Read my review of volume: 1. The Faust Act 2. Fandemonium Length: 200 pages Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel Started/Finished: 24 May 2016 Where did it come from? The library. Why do I have it? One of the new series of graphic […](image)


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Mallory Ortberg – Texts from Jane EyreFyrefly

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:33:07 +0000

20. Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg (2014) Read By: Zach Villa and Amy Landon Length: 2h 22min (220 pages) Genre: Humor Started/Finished: 30 May 2016 Where did it come from? From Audible. Why do I have it? I’d read and enjoyed Mallory Ortberg’s posts on […](image)


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Review Revisited: Robert Jordan – Crossroads of TwilightFyrefly

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:09:46 +0000

Re-read. Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (2003) The Wheel of Time, Book 10 Read my review of book: 1. The Eye of the World 2. The Great Hunt 3. The Dragon Reborn 4. The Shadow Rising 5. The Fires of Heaven 6. Lord of Chaos 7. A Crown of Swords 8. The Path of […](image)


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Julia Alekseyeva – Soviet Daughter: A Graphic RevolutionFyrefly

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:53:00 +0000

30. Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution by Julia Alekseyeva (2017) Length: 192 pages Genre: Non-fiction; Biography/Memoir Started/Finished: 15 June 2017 Where did it come from? The library. Why do I have it? I’m pretty sure it was recommended on the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, although I can’t find which episode it was. To us […](image)


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Rick Riordan – The Hammer of ThorFyrefly

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:37:05 +0000

29. The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (2016) Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 Read my review of book: 1. The Sword of Summer Length: 468 pages Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Started: 10 June 2017 Finished: 13 June 2017 Where did it come from? The library. Why do I have it? […](image)


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M. T. Anderson – Yvain: The Knight of the LionFyreflyLibraryThing Early Reviewers

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:46:23 +0000

28. Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M. T. Anderson; illustrated by Andrea Offermann (2017) Length: 144 pages Genre: Historical Fiction; Graphic Novel Started/Finished: 29 May 2017 Where did it come from? LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program. Why do I have it? A graphic novel interpretation of Arthurian legend sounded interesting, and M.T. Anderson knows […](image)


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