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Thoughts: The Girl of Ink and Stars, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I am officially back on the reading train. Choo choo. The Girl of Ink and Stars, as well as being a Thing of Thing and Thing title, is another book for younger readers, but a solid level younger than Orangeboy. … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Orangeboy, by Patrice Lawrence

I can’t say too much about this one, because the unfolding sense of mystery was one of the best parts. It’s a little younger than my usual reading material, actual YA, not YA aimed at 20somethings, if you catch my … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Modelland, by Tyra Banks

Oh boy was this a book. While I was reading it I kept track of many of my immediate thoughts in a large Twitter thread which you may enjoy! I am going to spoiler the hell out of this book, … Continue reading

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Speedy End of Year Book Roundup!

I read a lot of books in quick succession at the end of the year, and frankly didn’t have the energy to review them properly because I was recovering from emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy (all fine* now) so … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

This should give you an idea of how far behind I am. I almost felt a bit bad reading this one now, because the triumph of the story of how black female mathematicians were part of history all along actually … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Postcards from the Edge, by Carrie Fisher

If you aren’t sick of me saying “Wow, this book everyone says is great turns out to be great!” then you are in luck! I always approach novels by people whose names I know from other spheres with some trepidation, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Closed For Winter, by Georgia Blain

I didn’t read this one particularly quickly, but I kept going back to it, a slow immersion of a reading experience. The reviews on Goodreads are pretty divided, and I can see why – it’s not going to be everyone’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

I was vaguely aware this had been a film, but haven’t seen it, so as usual there will be no insightful comparison from me. The posters make it look gloriously romantic though. And thankfully Winnie is aged up. Because oh … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Time of the Octopus, by Anatoly Kucherena, translated by John Farndon with Akbota Sultanbekova and Olga Nakston

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Die Analphabetin Die Rechnen Konnte, by Jonas Jonasson and translated by Wibke Kuhn

You might think I’ve been reading faster than the human eye can possibly read, but actually this one has been in the works for months – we’ve been reading it bit by bit during and between German classes, and we … Continue reading

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