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Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #2) by Tamsyn Muir - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250313225
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Published: Tordotcom - August 4th, 2020

I can't tell you what makes this book so awesome without major spoilers, so just take a trust fall into this ball pit of a book (wait, are those balls made of bones? Are there monsters, dad jokes, and awful epic poetry hiding underneath? Is there enough sass? Who else is in this ball pit? JUST JUMP OR I'LL PUSH YOU). ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316449885
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Published: Hachette Books - November 5th, 2019

I've been a stan for Lindy West since Shrill, her collection of essays that confronted and changed the way I thought about myself and other women. The Witches are Coming took a different approach - it challenged me not to change my thinking, but to dig in, articulate it, and own it.
Including my stance on pockets, on which West and I will never agree. Sorry Lindy. <3 you!! ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Novice Dragoneer (A Dragoneer Academy Novel #1) by E.E. Knight - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984804068
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Published: Ace - November 5th, 2019

I began this book at the same time as I started a new job, and it proved to be a good companion novel to that experience. While it seems like a typical tale of a newcomer trying to find her place in a strange world, we ought to be reminded that these stories are numerous because we need them numerous times.
A great gift for a sci-fi lover who's about to start something new, exciting, and scary. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Little Weirds by Jenny Slate - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316485340
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 5th, 2019

I admit, I found this collection a little off-putting, and a little weird (of course). It felt like it was trying too hard. And then it blossomed into something beautiful; into sentences that I saved for later, shared with friends, laughed out loud at.
If you've ever had a poor first impression of someone, and later grew to love them, think of this book that way. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories by Raphael Bob-Waksberg - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524732011
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Published: Knopf - June 11th, 2019

This book is an uncannily spot-on gift from your stalker. It contains every love story you've ever been through. It has the thoughts of your dog. It has every iteration of that luncheon you've been imagining/dreading. This book - uncomfortably so - was written for you. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802129499
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2019

When Mary Shelly created the story "Frankenstein" - when Victor Frankenstein created life from dead matter - when Artificial Intelligence is created by humans - when Mary Shelly, daughter of liberated woman Mary Wollestonecraft - when obedient, low-maintenance sexbots threaten to make women obsolete - when a love story is half-robot - when we try to cheat death and live forever - when are we our bodies, and when our minds? - when trans bodies do not match trans minds - what happened / happens / will happen then? ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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