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The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan came to me through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program. Sometime in the unspecified future, the seas of Earth have risen. Great cities are now completely under water, and all that remains of the land are tiny islands scattered throughout the vast oceans. Earth's population has sorted itself into damplings (who live… [keep reading]

The Martian Chronciles was recommended to me by a bookstore coworker several years ago, and it's been sitting on my shelf ever since -- a perfect candidate for the TBR Pile Challenge. I enjoyed Fahrenheit 451 when I listened to it a while back, so I was looking forward to wandering into Bradbury's world again. The… [keep reading]

After years of hearing fellow book bloggers rave about The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde and the Thursday Next books that follow it, I finally read the thing! Yay! The Eyre Affair is a little hard to describe. It's set around 1985 in what mostly resembles Great Britain. Certain key events in our own timeline have… [keep reading]

Alright, guys. Remember when I said I was taking an indefinite break from reviewing? Well, I just read a book that made me change my mind. I came across Cel & Anna because the author, Lindsay Edmunds, is in my book group. It's not the sort of book I usually pick up. But man, am I… [keep reading]

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell was my book club's pick for December. 2060, Rome. Emilio Sandoz has returned from an interplanetary mission to Rakhat with mutilated hands and in a precarious mental state, the solitary survivor of his original team of eight. Back in the care of his mission sponsors, the Jesuits, he begins… [keep reading]